The "Downtown Chicken Sandwich Snackdown" is here, and it is quite a tasty competition!

The gist of the competition is pretty straight-forward: who in Lafayette's Downtown area has the best chicken sandwich?

15 of Lafayette's Downtown restaurants are participating in the event, which is also a fundraiser for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU), the organization that puts on events like ArtWalk, Movies in the Parc, and Downtown Alive! For every chicken sandwich sold at any of these 15 restaurants, $1 is donated to DLU. So you get a great sandwich, and Acadiana gets to keep enjoying the free events Downtown Lafayette is known for.

Once you've tried all 15 (can you get it done prior to July 4??), you can submit your votes online for the best of the bird. Here is a list of the participating restaurants from the Downtown Lafayette Snackdown page:

Agave Grill & Cantina:

Black Cafe:

Central Pizza & Bar:

Handy Stop Market & Cafe:

Johnson’s Boucaniere:

La Carreta:

Legend’s Annex:

Luna Bar & Grill: (link coming soon)

Pamplona Tapas Bar:

Pop’s Poboys:

Rêve Coffee Roasters:

Scratch Farm Kitchen:

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant:

Wing Fingers (at Wurst Biergarten): Facebook Page

Ye Olde College Inn Steak & Bank Bar:


(So far, Pop's Poboys' "John Cho-Boy" is my favorite, followed by Johnson's Boucaniere's "The Rex Thigh-Kwando".)

Fly out to one of these great restaurants, feather up to the bar, and peck away at a delicious chicken sandwich (or "wrap", or "handheld", or whatever one may call the dish) and help out DLU while supporting local businesses.



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