Hello! Welcome back to Business Briefcase. This week we’re continuing to highlight small businesses in the West Valley that are doing their best to thrive during the pandemic. Whether it be placing an order for dinner or sharing their posts on social media, there are many ways to continue to support our local business entrepreneurs in the West Valley. Here’s a look at this week’s featured businesses.
Flavors of Louisiana: Owned and operated by Jennifer Goff
Born and raised in Baton Rouge and growing up with parents from New Orleans and White Castle, Louisiana, Goff knew she wanted to bring a touch of home to Arizona. After moving to Arizona in 1990 with her husband Calvin and their two daughters, Goff said it quickly became her dream to open a restaurant in an area that lacked authentic Cajun food.
“We are true Cajuns serving authentic Cajun food. We like to say, ‘We bring the Bayou to you!’ We serve Cajun staples like gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya and red beans. A lot of people always ask us if our food is spicy. For us true Cajuns, it’s all about flavor, not about heat.”
Flavors of Louisiana is located at 13025 W. Rancho Santa Fe Boulevard, Avondale. For more information or to place an order, visit flavorsoflouisianacajun.com.
Dulce Vibez LLC: Owned and operated by Zoey Wolfe
What started as a gift idea for her mom’s birthday turned into the launch of a small business. Wolfe created her sweet treats business in November 2020. The Buckeye resident sells customizable cake pops, chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, cookies, brownies and more.
“I wanted it to be something special and made with love, which is exactly what I have done. The treats I make cater to every aspect. They are fun, new, customizable to each person, fresh, and homemade with love. They are the perfect gift idea or even just to spoil yourself. Dulce Vibez LLC is the sweets business to go to for any occasion,” Wolfe said.
To see Wolfe’s menu or to place an order, visit her business page on Facebook or Instagram at @dulcevibezLLC.
Laura’s Burgers and More: Owned and operated by Robin Velasquez
Tiny but mighty would be the perfect way to sum up this family-owned business. While the turquoise-colored building stands small in the parking lot in Avondale, burger fans are raving about the food coming out of this kitchen. Rated the No. 1 burger in Arizona in 2019 by Buzzfeed, the Old Town Avondale burger joint is serving its customers October through May, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. “We have been nationally recognized in 2019 for our excellent food and service. Laura’s quality ingredients and attention to detail creates and brings back a memory that exemplifies our motto, ‘Made With Love,’” Velasquez said. Laura’s Burgers and More is located at 60 E. Western Avenue. For more information, visit
@laurasburgersandmore on Facebook or call 623-932-2016 to place an order.