The LeGrange family's origins in the crawfish business can be traced back to 1958, when Clifford and Joy LeGrange first began hosting crawfish boils, live music, and dancing at their restaurant. Today, the family continues Clifford and Joy's tradition, keeping the community coming back for more heaping helpings of boiled crawfish sourced fresh from Atchafalaya Crawfish in Henderson. The family-run market doles out sacks of live crawfish and fresh shrimp for patrons to grill up at home with their own family recipes and welcomes patrons to carry out piping-hot platters of boiled seafood and Cajun-style sides. Accommodating large groups, Capitol City Crawfish provides catering services to help customers host a community crawfish boil of their own or to feed their demanding gigantic venus flytrap.
Amid shelves lined with curiosity-inspiring playthings, and plenty of areas for concentrated toy testing, owners Aimee and Craig Gremillion can be spotted chatting with customers about their toy needs. The cheerful duo stocks their neighborhood shop, located within Citiplace, with puzzles, workbooks, arts-and-crafts kits, and games that, like scratch 'n' sniff vocabulary tests, encourage children to equate learning and creativity with fun. They rely on trusted toy brands such as Lego, Toysmith, and Fisher-Price and boast complimentary gift-wrapping services as well as complimentary personalization for select products.
The staff at U Silly Goose leads patrons through racks of children's outfits from brands such as Kissy Kissy, Silly Goose, and Bailey Boys. Protect wee ones from the cold with Angel Dear loveys ($14.95), cuddly blankets that are as soft as a pillow filled with marshmallows and sport the head of a lion, bear, or lamb on one end. Sassie Sox ($12.95) adorn feet with tutu-like rings of colorful ribbon, and fabric outfits from Blue Juniper ($48) prettify young ladies from head to toe. Parents securely swaddle a baby with innovative Miracle blankets ($35) or dress children in Louisiana State University apparel to show solidarity with local athletes and feral tigers.