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Dog Friendly Places in Lake Charles

8/26/2016 by Cooper the Goldendoodle
Posted In:  Outdoors
By: Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hey doods & paw pals! If you’re like me, you don’t like to miss out on all the fun things that your human owners get to do when they leave the house. In order to help, I’ve decided to put my best paw forward to highlight dog-friendly places in Southwest Louisiana so that you can wag your tail alongside family &
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10 Date Night Options in Lake Charles

8/24/2016 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
We all know the struggle of picking the perfect date night activity, and how easy it is to fall into the “dinner and a movie” rut. There’s nothing wrong with it…..but it sure does get monotonous after a while. So, here are some SWLA date night ideas that should spice things up! 1. Festivals Of course, I’m going to pick festivals first. I mean, we
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Pokémon -- Their Top 6 Southwest Louisiana Cousins and Where to Find Them

8/16/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors
So by now you’ve either downloaded the Pokémon Go app and have tried to catch ‘em all or you think it’s another crazy app that the “kids” are addicted to. Recently I stumbled across a great blog that inspired me to introduce you to the Southwest Louisiana “cousins” of Pokémon characters. Let’s meet the real-life creatures you can find along the
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Healthy Food Options in Lake Charles, Louisiana

8/12/2016 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Culinary
As someone who has to watch everything they eat, the thought of dining out in SWLA used to give me anxiety, not to mention cancel out all of the carrot sticks I had noshed on during the week. Luckily, the local food scene is constantly evolving, and healthier menu options are becoming more and more prevalent. These are just a taste of the healthy
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#EatSWLA: Crab-Corn Soup with Tasso Ham

8/3/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
You might be thinking, isn’t it a little warm for soup? When you’ve got the rich flavors of crab meat and fresh sweet corn cut from the cob you won’t care what number the thermometer reads! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup tasso ham, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup onions, diced ½ cup fresh corn 1 tablespoon garlic, minced ¼ - ½ cup
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6 Best Breakfasts in Southwest Louisiana

8/1/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
Story and photos by Angie Kay Dilmore They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You’ll have no problem getting your morning off to a great start at these Southwest Louisiana diners and restaurants known for serving daybreak deliciousness. KD’s Diner KD’s is locally renowned for great food, 24/7 hours of operation, and serving
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The Blossoming Brew Scene in Lake Charles

7/29/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
There’s a trend taking over Southwest Louisiana, and its timing couldn’t be any better. As the summer heat returns in full force, Lake Charles’ craft brewery scene is the perfect remedy. What better way is there to end a sweltering summer day than to visit and share a few laughs with friends over an ice-cold brew? There are few places where you can
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New Restaurants in Lake Charles

7/28/2016 by Lisa Addison
Posted In:  Culinary
The local restaurant scene is hopping, and it's our good fortune that there seems to be a new eatery opening every other week. Here are a couple of the latest ones with delicious cuisine. RIKENJAKS BREWING COMPANY Photo by John Guidroz This hip, new pub on Ryan Street has everything going for it. It's kid-friendly, pet-friendly, in a terrific
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