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Where Ladies Go for Lunch

5/18/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
When ladies meet up for lunch, it’s about more than good food. Girlfriends seek out establishments with atmospheres conducive to conversation. They want to talk and catch up on things without the imposition of televisions blaring the latest sports trivia and loud music insisting they shout at each other. When it comes to menus, the girlfriends also
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You Voted! 2017 Top 20 Local Favorites Restaurants

5/16/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
There is no question – we take food seriously in Southwest Louisiana. If you ask someone “Which is your favorite SWLA restaurant?” or “Where do you like to eat?” – they’ll let you know the answer QUICK! They might even have a few different favorites. Throughout past few months, we asked YOU to vote for your most loved local restaurants. The votes
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What's on Tap in Lake Charles for American Craft Beer Week?

5/15/2017 by William Precht
Some weeks are just better than others. The third week in May is one of those weeks that beer lovers can truly rejoice. Craft beer is a fairly new, yet awesome trend here in Southwest Louisiana and it’s spreading like wildfire. In honor of American Craft Beer week, let’s take a quick look at some of the exciting ways to celebrate the new brews in
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Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways

5/15/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak ! Kayaking enables a paddler to go places other boats cannot
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Beach Time on the Creole Nature Trail

5/12/2017 by Angie Manning
Posted In:  Outdoors
It was a ho-hum Saturday with laziness abounding in the house. After going into a blueberry muffin coma and consuming copious amounts of coffee later, I looked around my house to see our 6 kids all plugged into their phones, iPads or TV. Some of the devices were literally plugged into the wall, which made me think of them as tethered to the house.
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9 Places to Souvenir Shop this Summer

5/11/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Summer is a hot travel season here in Southwest Louisiana. It’s the time of year for leisure travelers and weekend warriors to explore the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, see the alligators along the Creole Nature Trail and hit up the casinos and live concerts. When visitors are looking for something authentic from Lake Charles to bring home
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#EatSWLA Culinary Confessions | Waitr Deals

5/11/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
I can’t believe that I’m finally writing this, but there’s something that I need to get off my chest. It isn’t easy to talk about, but here we go. I’m…I am…how do I say this... *deep breath*... I’m addicted to Waitr . It started several months ago. First, it was a sushi roll from Asia every two weeks or so, then it was quesadillas from Casa Manana .
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Creole Nature Trail Survival Kit

5/10/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Outdoors
Are you planning a road trip down the Creole Nature Trail ? Well, you should! “Louisiana’s Outback” is full of gators, wildlife, and natural wonders that the whole family will enjoy. Here are ten things you should remember to bring on your journey to ensure you have an amazing and worry free time. 1. The Creole Nature Trail Experience Guide – Which
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Downtown at Sundown Concert Highlights

5/9/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the backdrop of the downtown Lake Charles with great music from hot bands drifting into the sunset? How about four Fridays of cool, FREE outdoor concerts? A post shared by jonnnny lungz (@janesnthangs) on May 21, 2016 at 11:38am PDT It’s one of my favorite events – Downtown at Sundown .
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