*NOTE: this is the only legitimate GoFundMe page for our friend, Cliff*
To know Cliff is to love him. Now, he needs our love and support more than ever.
Cliff Andrus has been a staple in the Downtown Lafayette community for decades. Cliff began working in the kitchen at Don’s Seafood & Steakhouse downtown in 1965, but his time in the kitchen was cut short when he was drafted in 1966. After finishing his time in the US Army, Cliff returned to Lafayette, where he started bartending at Don’s. Cliff would then spend the next 45 years making days brighter with his charming personality and mixing up his signature “Old Fashion” for Lafayette regulars and guests. While at Don’s, Cliff served generations of Lafayette restaurant goers, governors, and celebrities (Darrius Rucker, Lyle Lovett, to name a few). In 2013, Cliff began bartending at Cite des Arts, where he was able to serve a new crowd of theatergoers at “Cliff’s Bar.”
Unfortunately, in April 2022, Cliff’s time of service had to come to an abrupt halt when he received a cancer diagnosis. Cliff was diagnosed with stage IV colon and stomach cancer, and as of late, he’s recently begun chemo treatments to help combat this awful disease. As you can imagine, cancer treatment and all that it entails is a costly burden, and we’re hoping to alleviate this burden with your help.
Cliff has served his community for over 50 years. And if he has ever poured you a drink, told you a crazy story, or made you smile, now is your time to give back.
Let’s all help Cliff together.
Cité des Arts Board of Directors, Danny Ladmirault, and Dakota Henry