Bon Ton Louisianne

Posted: May 16, 2011 in 2011 Events & Posts

Bon Ton Louisianne

This past weekend, May 14, 2011, was the annual Bon Ton Louisianne Festival  “Good Time Louisiana” was held at The Stafford Centre at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford, Texas, on the Southwest side of Greater Houston. This was a great Louisiana Style celebration of Louisiana Culture, Food and Music.

You needed to be there.

 It was a lot of… “Yeah Chas”, Zydeco Music and a great big ole pile of Laissez les bons temps rouler (lay-say lay bawn tawn rul-lay), check your Cajun dictionaries for proper translation.  

When I walked in it was like being back in Baaa-tone Roouge (Baton Rouge). There were old ladies dancing in circle by themselves and old man bopping around. The young folk were just coming in behind me. I stayed most of the day mingling and having a good time.

The Food was Caaaajjjjuunn Style.  There were crawfish of course, beer and other great delicacies.  I enjoyed the “Pistol”. The Pistol was a roll filled with a creamy Cajun sauce, shrimp, crab and cheese. It was terrific. I nominate it as my food of the Festival.

Not to be out done there were also other foods such as Boudin, The Natchitoches Meat Pie, Jambalaya and Cajun Shrimp. I’m hungry right now. Give me a second while I get a sandwich.

Now you know you can’t have a Louisiana Festival without having LSU in the place. The LSU Houston Alumni Chapter had a booth and true to form they had everybody visiting. We had some characters stop by. If I had the presence of mind to take some pictures I think you would have enjoyed.

They also had some great bands.  Performing at the festival were Cowboy Mouth, Great blast from the past LeRoux, River Road, Bayou Roux and The Zydeco Dots.

I did get to take few pictures of the LSU Booth and the event stage so check it out below.

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