Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bayview Inn on Vermillion Bay at Cypremort Point Louisiana - Cranking Up

Bayview Inn - Cypremort Point - Vermillion Bay - Louisiana

"...Bayview Inn at Cypremort Point on the Louisiana coastline has had miserable luck. Last summer Hurricane Barry walloped the establishment..." (After a hurricane forced the owners to rebuild, Bayview Inn at Cypremort Point on Vermilion Bay is reopening. The fuel dock, market and bar & grill with live music are back in business on Memorial Day weekend.)


Bayview Inn - Cypremort Point Louisiana - Cranking Up

Bayview Inn at Cypremort Point on the Louisiana coastline has had miserable luck. Last summer Hurricane Barry walloped the establishment and forced the owners to rebuild. Months after re-opening, the Covid-19 virus hit south Louisiana and sabotaged Bayview’s operations. Things are revving up however. Bayview just announced live music for the Memorial Day weekend.


For my non-Louisiana readers, Bayview is a Vermilion Bay hole in the wall with a boat fueling dock, market, and a bar and grill. If you go, I strongly recommend you chit chat with the people there, with Bayview staff, and particularly with the fishermen who stop in for a cold beer and a burger. There are valuable things to be learned. You might learn, for instance, who is selling their fishing camp at a sweet price because of the slumped oil and gas economy, or how to make crab stew, or that praying to the Virgin Mary helps you catch speckle trout. On a recent trip I learned that Paul Melancon holds the record for the largest Red Snapper caught in the Iberia Rod and Gun Club Fishing Rodeo.

If you do nothing else, sit at a table near the water and sip a martini and look at the bay.

I have seen some memorable sunsets in my life time, particularly along Mediterranean, Aegean, and Adriatic shorelines. I once saw a sunset on the coast of Peru that brought me to my knees. Sunsets over Vermilion Bay rank right up there. Teal Billeaud Brauns photographed this Vermilion Bay sunset. Teal has spent practically every weekend of her life at Cypremort Point.

Teal Billeaud Brauns Vermilion Bay
Cypremort Point Sunset 2018

 Vermilion Bay Cypremort Point Sunset by 
Marie Billeaud Dugas 2020

It was painful to watch video of last year’s storm damage. Hurricane Barry’s winds and flood waters weakened the fueling dock, blew doors off frames, and collapsed interior walls. The kitchen was destroyed. The owners had to wait for the water to subside before they could haul away the heavy debris, lumber and aluminum panels, scattered throughout the premises. And they had to wait for power to be restored before they could rebuild. Now the joint is spiffy.

Expect things to get really cranked up when the fishing tournaments take place in July.

Vermilion Bay Sunset Image
by Paul Eason
 

Bayview images by Ryan Mouton.

Bayview Inn – Convenience Store, Bar and Grill
141 Mitchel Lane.
Cypremort Point, Louisiana 70538
(337) 867-4360


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Garland Fielder Weighs In on Architectural Design and the Creative Process

A Talk with Angie Dumas About Her Blog "Da'Stylish Foodie" - Interview

Eating Garlic Beef at Mai's Vietnamese Restaurant - Mai's Immigrant Story

Discovering S.P.Q.R. and Miraculous Oil at the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere

Visiting Azienda Agricola Casamonti in the Chianti Classico - Wine and Cinta Senese Pigs
My Visit to Houston Farmers Market

ShyKatz Cafe Galveston Island

Romano’s Pizza - Houston Italian Restaurant - Vinny Quarto, Frank Fragale - History of Calabria Italy - Montrose Neighborhood Houston

Unraveling Mint Juleps, Pat O’Brien’s Patio, Julep Bar, Anvil Bar and Refuge

Eating Oysters at Topwater Grill in San Leon at Galveston Bay

A Tribute to Legendary Wildcatter Jim Bob Moffett

Interviewed John and Lillie Mae Norbert about Norbert’s Restaurant - and Broussard Louisiana

A Talk with Food Guru George Graham about Acadianatable.com - Graham’s New Cookbook “Fresh From Louisiana: The Soul of Cajun and Creole Home Cooking” - Interview
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2020/12/a-talk-with-food-guru-george-graham.html

Morvant’s Bar and Grill - Formerly Bero's Youngsville Louisiana - 96 Year History
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2020/07/morvants-bar-grill-formerly-beros.html

Carolyn Simon, Vermilion Bay Seafood, Tony Chachere Recipe
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2020/07/carolyn-simon-vermilion-bay-seafood.html

Ryan Baptiste - The Light Beyond The Blight - Redbud Gallery - Echoes of New Orleans
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2020/06/ryan-baptiste-light-beyond-blight.html

Bar Boheme - Houston Bars - Drag Brunch - Architectural Preservation
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2020/05/bar-boheme-houston-bars-drag-brunch.html

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https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2020/04/billeauds-too-calvin-trillin-and.html

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https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2019/11/martha-stewart-visits-lucullus-antiques.html

Jimmy Domengeaux Chats about His Louisiana Wetlands Photography Exhibition – Interview
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2019/10/jimmy-domengeaux-chats-about-his.html

Avesta Persian Grill's Pomegranate and Walnut Stew, Cyrus the Great, Tajikistan
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2019/05/notes-on-irises-essay.html

Fresh Pineapple and Memories of Whore Houses at La Grange Bar - Essay
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2019/01/fresh-pineapple-and-memories-of-whore.html

A Closer Look at Christy Karll’s Painting “Swerve” –  Interview
https://www.boudinandbourbon.com/2018/07/christy-karll-interview-closer-look.html

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2 comments:

  1. It will be so much fun to visit places like this after we get a handle on the spread of COVID-19. Thanks for showing us what places like this have to offer.

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  2. Thank you Peggy, hope you see it one day

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