The Old Fashioned at the Original Don’s

301 East Vermillion St.

Lafayette, LA 70501

This is the weekend where many a Red Sticker will pack their bags and venture over to Lafayette for Festival International. (Because who could say no to a free festival featuring live music from around the world.)  If you find yourself wary from the sun, DBG suggests you have a drink at the original Don’s Seafood and Steaks.

Don Landry began building his restaurant empire in 1934. Don’s now has multiple locations, but you want to go where it all started, don’t you?  (Of course you do.  You are a Cherry reader!) So what makes this Old Fashioned like no other?  Why the presentation, of course.  First, they take their signature Old Fashioned glass with the Don’s logo and all kinds of delicious looking sea creatures printed on it and muddle some bitters with a little orange and some simple syrup.  They add ice. Then they add two shots of whiskey—your choice!  They garnish this beauty with an orange and a cherry.  But the best is still yet to come….Wait for it…They add a wooden stir stick that is a rock candy pop.  So after you enjoy the last sip of this nectar of the gods, you get dessert.

Can’t make it to Lafayette.  Get your fix at the original Baton Rouge location on Airline Highway where DBG’s Dad used to entertain out of town clients.


PS—While you are there, say hello to the fabulous statue of the internationally famous Lafayette Gay Firefighter.

PSS—If you manage to steal a couple of those Old Fashioned glasses for DBG, she will love you forever.