Every Saturday it's the same routine...I wake up at seven to get to the local farmer's market by eight so that I can snatch up all of the best goodies before they all get gone, I come home plan out my week's menu, and then usually do some housework, some blog work, and then that evening we usually get takeout or end up going out to eat. It's a great Saturday actually and there really is no reason to disturb my routine...but I have had a couple people recently telling me about how the Lafayette farmer's market is really neat, and the town itself has great food and is super cute.
A girlfriend and I decided to shake up our Saturday routines (which is really good to do) and head to Lafayette, Louisiana yesterday and make a day of it by hitting up the farmer's market, eating lunch and exploring the town a little. It was a great day and I had no idea that I had been missing out on a place that is less than an hour down the road.
It's Cajun country at its best, so the market was full of unique vendors, live Cajun music, and lots of yummy smells coming from every direction...and there was face painting, which of course we had to partake in! There we were, two thirty somethings waiting in line with all the other little girls who were getting their face painted too, and I'm not sure who was more excited..us or them. Probably us...
We had an amazing iced hand poured coffee, bought handmade ravioli and relaxed and enjoyed the live music before heading out to eat a fabulous lunch at Social Southern Table & Bar, a local restaurant where they wear suspenders and plaid shirts, serve delicious cocktails, and amazing food!
Y'all seriously, it was great food. I got the grilled romaine wedge salad (the best one I've ever had) and those sinful fries you are looking at...yeah I did it and they were amazing.
From there we hit up Artmosphere, a bar, grill, and art gallery that has a super cool vibe and patio!
It was the perfect afternoon, spent with my lovely friend Sarah (and her hubby who ended up meeting us), exploring a new part of Louisiana that I kinda love a lot...you can't really ask for a better Saturday than that! All that was missing was Canean!
What Saturday discoveries did you have yesterday?