Fried Rabbits, Blue Dogs & Tigers!

We're finally back home in Texas! We had an absolute blast this weekend in Louisiana, even though the LSU Tigers did not perform. We left our apt before the sun came up on Friday morning and had to drive in the rain all the way to Shreveport. While Mase did a little bit of work, I did a little shopping and then we later met up and had lunch at a restaurant called "The Real Pickle". It was a pretty tastey little sandwhich shop. Our waitress was a little kooky though. When she was passing out our silverware, she dropped mine on my head and then the fork got caught in my hair so she started brushing my hair with the fork a la the Little Mermaid...nice. Those crazy cajuns! ;)
After my hair styling session, we headed to Lafayette and settled into our hotel. Our hosts David (who Mase does some work with) and Kelly, his wife, were the sweetest, most fun couple! They took us to a mexican restaurant, La Fonda's, that they claimed had awful food but great margaritas. It was definitely the Lafayette hot spot! We had to wait nearly an hour to get a table, but the margs and chit chat helped us pass the time! And yes, the food was awful, besides the fried rabbit appetizer that we ate that was actually quite delish!

Saturday was game day! We loaded the car and headed to Baton Rouge! They had quite the tailgate set-up when we arrived and they introduced us to a little concoction they like to call "Tiger Juice" also nicknamed, "The Creep":
Looks delicious right!? Ha, um no! But it def amped up our tailgating experience! ;)

After a few cups of Creep, Mason and I walked around campus for a bit and saw some of the sights...

The stadium:
Mike the Tiger Mascot statue:Anyway, we went to watch the game after 6 hours of tailgating/tiger juicing...yikes! It was a pretty uneventful game. The Tigers didn't play very well and it was a low-scoring game (13-3), so not much action! The highlight was when our row, for whatever reason (maybe the tiger juice? ;), was awarded the rowdiest row in the stadium and we all got $25 gas cards! Awesome! :) After the game, we were so exhausted and by the time we made it back to Lafayette we went straight back to our hotel and crashed out.
This morning we checked out of our hotel and went to the Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette for brunch, on David and Kelly's recommendation.
I am so glad we went! It was the best brunch food I think I have ever had! Crab cake eggs benedict, crawfish enchiladas, oyster cornbread dressing, belgian waffles with banana fosters syrup, I could go on and on... Seriously, Mason and I were in a food coma for the rest of our trip home! Absolutely delicious. I recommend this as a must-see/eat/do if you are ever in the vicinity of Lafayette!

Anyway, so we're back home now, with satisfied tummies! Super big thanks to David & Kelly for being great hosts! :) Trying to go to bed early tonight, we have a fun-filled week ahead of us, but more on that tomorrow! Nighty night!


  1. Sounds like so much fun and yay for winning gas cards!!

  2. sounds like a great weekend!!
    i'm not a fan of seafood at all but i'm glad you got to enjoy some fabulous food! ;)

  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I'm a little jealous of all the delicious food you sampled, but glad you had a good time! :)

  4. I need to find how to make The Creep...I could use some of that right now haha!

    Your waitress story now has "Part of Your World" stuck in my head.