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You Voted! Top 20 Local Favorites

5/16/2016 by VisitLakeCharles
Posted In:  Culinary
You’ll learn if you ask a local “Where is your favorite place to eat?” – They’ll have the answer QUICK! They might even have a few different favorites. Throughout the month of April and the first week of May, we asked YOU to vote for your Top 3 local restaurants. The votes have been counted and we are happy to present Lake Charles/Southwest
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Kids Can Bounce Off the Walls in Lake Charles

5/13/2016 by Lisa Addison
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Got air? You will if you head to Altitude , a new indoor trampoline park in Lake Charles located at 3009 La. Hwy. 14. Walking in to the new hot spot a couple of days after it opened, a 7-year-old girl took one look around and said, “Whoa!” Her 11-year-old brother who is usually harder to impress, said, “Whoa is right!” Within minutes, they were both
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Perfect Reflection: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Year

5/12/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
For over a year now, we’ve been collecting FANTASTIC photos from locals and visitors who have tagged their images with our hashtag #VisitLakeCharles. Once a month – we review all of our submissions and select a photo of the month. We love doing it – and we think it’s important to recognize the photographers (amateur and professional). During
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3 Cool Pools for Southwest Louisiana Summertime Fun

5/5/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
Summertime in Southwest Louisiana means two words: hot and humid! Make plans to beat the heat at the Lake Area’s coolest pools. Southwest Louisiana boasts three fabulous pool complexes to keep you comfortable and entertained during the sweltering Gulf Coast summer. L’Auberge Casino Resort L’Auberge Casino Resort entices guests outdoors with their
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#EatSWLA: Chicken and Buttermilk-Cornmeal Dumplings

4/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Ask anyone in my family and they’ll tell you – this girl LOVES chicken and dumplings! It’s one of those comfort food meals that gets me feeling all fuzzy and warm inside (that’s the point of dumplings, right?) If you love chicken and dumplings as much as me, you have to try this recipe from Flip My Food . It’s right up there with Mama’s.
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6 Local Blogs to Follow

4/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
Whether or not you’ve paid a visit to Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, you probably know there is a lot going on and tons to see! The team and I love reporting on the sights, sounds and the MUCH LOVED tastes found around Lake Charles. We’ve rounded up a few local blogs that also do a great job showcasing the area. Perrin Studios: The Art of Every
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9 Dangerously DELICIOUS Festival Desserts

4/26/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Forget swimsuit season – its Spring festival season in Southwest Louisiana and I’ve got a sweet tooth, y’all! Funnel Cake A 100% MUST at any fair or festival. It’s more than just fried dough, y’all. It’s a part of festival living. Part of the fun is trying not to get the sugar all over your face. Little Hint: You’ll have sugar all over your face.
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