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EatLafayette kicks off tonight; Taste of EatLafayette teams with Waitr

The Taste of EatLafayette offers a chance to sample cuisine from local restaurants, while watching chefs from around the state to compete for the title of Louisiana Seafood King/Queen.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 8:54 AM

Lafayette, LA – The summer EatLafayette campaign kicks off with a Taste of EatLafayette event tonight at the Cajundome Convention Center. Louisiana-founded Waitr is the title sponsor of the local event that runs from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The tasting event is also held in conjunction with the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off.

The Taste of EatLafayette offers a chance to sample cuisine from local restaurants, while watching chefs from around the state to compete for the title of Louisiana Seafood King/Queen.

Some of the participating restaurants for tonight’s event includes Antoni’s, Bon Temps Grill, Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn, Graze Acadiana, Handy Stop Market & Café, Baba Kabab, Zeus, Agave, Pit Stop BBQ, Café Josephine, Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, Café Lola, The Cajun Table, Prejean's Restaurant, Dean-O's Pizza, Hub City Diner, La Pizzeria, Randol’s Restaurant, Judice Inn, Acadian Superette, Social Southern Table & Bar, Tchoup’s MIDCITY Smokehouse, Charley G's Seafood Grill, Marcello's Wine Market Café, Nosh Gather & Graze, Sandra’s Cafe & Health Food Store, BJ's Poor Boys and Plate Lunches, Olde Tyme Grocery Inc, and Rêve Coffee Roasters/Rêve Coffee Lab.

This is the sixth straight year Waitr has participated in the EatLafayette, with the event holding a special meaning for the company.

“We believe it’s important to support our local restaurant partners and communities … especially with all the challenges our area has faced,” says Ryan Naquin, Lafayette Manager for Waitr. “Whether with local food drives, partnering with blood providers for blood drives – or great events like this one – we want to be a valuable resource and partner to help our local communities.”

Tickets are still available today at the box office from 10am-4pm and during the event. Tickets are also available online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/2021-taste-of-eatlafayette-the-la-lafayette-louisiana-06-22-2021/event/1B005AA7C9754050.

EatLafayette by Lafayette Travel is a summer-long celebration of Lafayette's local restaurants that takes place each year from June to September. Diners are treated to deals offered by some of the EatLafayette restaurants as well as culinary events throughout the campaign, including the Taste of EatLafayette™ in conjunction with the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off. With eateries ranging from Cajun, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, BBQ, and everything in between, you can be sure there’s something for everyone's taste buds.

Waitr operates an online ordering technology platform, providing delivery, carryout and dine-in options. Waitr, along with Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes, connect local restaurants and grocery stores to diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together, they are a convenient way to discover, order and receive great food and other products from local restaurants, national chains and grocery stores. As of March 31, 2021, Waitr, Bite Squad and Delivery Dudes operate in small and medium sized markets in the United States in over 800 cities.

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