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Mardi Gras Memories

2/14/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Another fantastic Mardi Gras season has come and gone. Now we can sit back, relax and revel in the quietness of Wednesday. But not before we do a little reminiscing! Thanks for sharing your fun with us this year! And we'll see you for Mardi Gras 2019 - March 5 . These photos were shared by using hashtags #VisitLakeCharles and #SWLAMardiGras
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Treat Yourself (and Your Date) to Charleston Bistro

2/12/2018 by John O'Donnell
Posted In:  Culinary
Looking for somewhere to get something sweet with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? The new Charleston Bistro in beautiful Downtown Lake Charles has you covered (in chocolate!). Located in the lobby of the historic Charleston Hotel on Pujo and Ryan Streets, this quaint eatery is dripping with historic charm. Legend tells of a network of tunnels
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Nine Best Ways to Enjoy the Louisiana Winter Beer Festival

2/8/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
The 4 th annual Louisiana Winter Beer Fest returns to the Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank on Feb. 24, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Over 100 beers from 40 different breweries will be showcased. If you don’t have a plan, the event can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to have a terrific time at this year’s Beer Fest. Cheers! 1. Eat before the
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Tunes for the Trail: Spotify Louisiana Playlist

2/5/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
I don’t know about you, but a road trip is just an excuse to have a live concert featuring ME! I love to sing in the car and a good playlist makes the road trip. And what’s better than a playlist special to your destination? I’ve put together a few of my favorite Louisiana based musicians into on solid playlist that is sure to get your toes tapping
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Ways to Know That You're in Cajun Country

1/30/2018 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Have you ever been to a place that surprises, charms and maybe even leaves you wondering why you’re just now experiencing it? That’s the reaction I’ve seen from so many folks visiting Southwest Louisiana for their first time. As a local, there are so many things that define Cajun country which we consider normal in our everyday lives, but to the
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Crawfish

1/30/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? Nope… crawfish season ! I’ve never loved a crustacean more than when I see a big tray of freshly boiled Louisiana crawfish coming my direction. YUM! But where do you find the best crawfish in Southwest Louisiana? I went to Trip Advisor to see where people find their crawdads – fresh or boiled.
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