I've lived in Louisiana my entire life, and after traveling to a variety of states, even internationally, I haven't found a place yet that equals our fine state in terms of the diverse variety and quality of food. You can experience a delicious meal as easily in a gas station as a fine restaurant.

I was lucky enough to visit Ishmael and the crew at Zeus on Ambassador Caffery as part of the Eat Lafayette 2014 campaign. If you're looking for some Mediterranean delicacies, Zeus has plenty of options, and you can create your own lunch special, choosing any 5 items from their selection of 15 items on the lunch special for just $9.99. Plus, mention Eat Lafayette and you'll get a free dessert with your order.

Make sure to visit the restaurants participating in Eat Lafayette. They're locally owned, and most if not all utilize the great products and produce found in our great state to feed you. Also, you can register at any/all the locations to win a Caribbean trip for two from the Fly Lafayette Club and Travel Machine. Good luck, and good eats!