Kelli Fontenot, media/public relations manager
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB


Vote for Your Favorite Local Restaurants!
Top 20 Restaurants “Local Favorites” in Southwest Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (June 3, 2019) — Get ready, get set, go vote! With culinary tourism having an economic impact in Southwest Louisiana and in celebration of the area’s world-famous cuisine, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is inviting the public to vote for their top three favorite restaurants June 3-23. The winning restaurants will be named as the Top 20 Restaurants “Local Favorites” of Southwest Louisiana.

“We are fortunate to live in a place that takes pride in culinary traditions. One of the main highlights that visitors want to know when they come to our area is where they can experience like a local, especially when it comes to where locals eat. This competition highlights the best of the best – chosen by residents of Southwest Louisiana. We encourage everyone to let their voice be heard so that the tastiest restaurants get the recognition they deserve,” said Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the CVB.

All winning restaurants will receive window clings and certificates indicating they were voted as a top 20 restaurant, and the restaurants will also be listed on the bureau’s webpage dedicated to the top 20 restaurant promotion, which is one of the most popular pages on the website.

Those who vote will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. For more information on the Top 20 Restaurants “Local Favorites” of Southwest Louisiana, log onto