Visit Lake Charles, in partnership with the local restaurant community, launches the inaugural Chuck Eats Restaurant Week, January 20-29.  This week is a celebration of local restaurants who serve up delicious dishes and represent the culinary culture that residents and visitors love in Southwest Louisiana.


Visit Lake Charles is highlighting some of the area’s most popular restaurants who have chosen to participate, and there are offers to entice restaurant-goers to not only indulge in their favorite places, but also, try a new establishment.


“The team at Visit Lake Charles is thrilled with the response from locally owned restaurants and the positive feedback that we are receiving from the community through social media interactions. We are ready to see Chuck Eats Restaurant Week come to fruition and build upon success stories as we move forward with promoting the incredible food scene in Southwest Louisiana,” said Timothy Bush, chief marketing officer for Visit Lake Charles.


Participating restaurants include 121 Artisan Bistro, Area 337, Big Daddy’s Sports Grill, Biscuits n Jamz, Bodega Wine Dive, Botsky’s Premium Hotdogs, Bourbon Street Deli, Buffi’s Peaux Boys Deli, Restaurant Calla, Chart House, Coffee:30, Cotten’s Downtown, Crust Pizza Co., Crying Eagle Brewing, DraftKings Sportsbook, Grab N Geaux, Insane Sausages, The James 710, Jeanne’s Bourbon Street BBQ, Leonard’s Food Quarters, Luna Bar & Grill, Mellow Mushroom, Nina P’s Café, Panorama Music House, Paul’s Rib Shack, Pujo Street Café, Que Pasa Taqueria, Rikenjaks, Seafood Palace, The Max Restaurant at The National, The Mbar Sports Bar & Grill, The Villa Harlequin, and The Village Coffeehouse.


Some of the offers that restaurants are promoting include specials such as fixed price menus, buy one get one deals, and percentage off meals. To take advantage of the offers during Chuck Eats Restaurant Week, go to


“During Chuck Eats Restaurant Week, we are encouraging food lovers to take pictures of their meals and post them on social media platforms, tagging #ChuckEats and #VisitLakeCharles so that the message about eating local and supporting restaurants in Southwest Louisiana can make an even greater impact,” said Angie Manning, vice president of communications for Visit Lake Charles.