BRS continues Lenten traditions

Published 10:00 am Sunday, March 19, 2023

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By Kallie Bourgeois

After being in business for 46 years, BRS Seafood is still a hot spot for local residents to get their seafood just in time for Lent.

The family-owned business first opened in 1977. The name “BRS” came from the three owners, Brent Vicknair, Ricky Vicknair, and Sweet Vicknair. Brent and Ricky are brothers, and Sweet was a cousin. After working in the family business full time since graduating in 1989 from Destrehan High School, Greta Duhe was given the opportunity to purchase the business from her dad and uncle.

“As a business, we feel we have a great relationship with our customers,” Duhe said. “Being in business for 46 years proves we provide great seafood along with customer service. Our customers are our number one priority, and we always welcome new customers.”

BRS gets their seafood from a variety of different places. They do most of the shrimping, while they receive crabs from commercial fishermen and other vendors. Crawfish is purchased directly from ponds and Belle River. The specialty item during Lent is stuffed potatoes, but crawfish is their most popular item during the season. They also offer crab, shrimp and crawfish potatoes.

“Customers should choose BRS for many reasons,” Duhe said. “The main reason is we keep a clean and fresh environment and try our best to treat customers like family.”

Kallie Bourgeois, a senior at Riverside Academy in Reserve, is a second year journalism student. She is on the swim, soccer, and tennis team.