“Bread and Circus Provisions started out providing different preserves and sauces at a farmers market in Lafayette, LA.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, they now grace a new brick and mortar location that packs a lot of character. The term Bread & Circus comes from a Roman method of politically appeasing the masses, not with good policy, but instead with distractions such as food or entertainment.
“Inside you'll find a hostess stand/bar combo,
“I love how this business took off, I really do. They were just a tent in a farmers market and after their Kickstarter campaign they’ve started moving into their new place…. Here is what I would like to point out. For those who aren’t familiar with Kickstarter. It is a crowd funding site where individuals aka ‘Backers’ can invest or donate to a given cause. Bread & Circus started their campaign with a goal of $10,000. They, with the help of 154 ‘backers,’ were able to raise well over $10k. In fact they raised $13,407, which in my book is a successful kickstart” (developinglafayette.com).
Our remaining time is too short to permit a return for a meal but it is on our list as one of our first stops (after 2Pauls, of course) when we return.
Before leaving Lafayette, we found the time to visit two of our other favorite stops—Sunny’s Fried Chicken in Church Point and Buck & Johnny’s in Breaux Bridge.
Having written about Sunny’s so many times in the past, I really haven’t much to say but did want to show you what the best fried chicken anywhere looks like. We have pretty much settled on an order. Chuck gets the three-piece white (two breasts and a wing) with fries. (These are buried somewhere under one of the piles of chicken.)
And after our disastrous experience with pizza in Galveston we were eagerly anticipating a revisit to Buck and Johnny’s to sate our pizza urges. We were sorry that we didn’t have the chance to talk with Coatney, the wife of the late co-owner Johnny Raymond, but she wasn’t in on the day of our visit.
We shared their Margherita (while asking that the balsamic dressing be omitted)