Kathryn Duncan
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Kathryn Shea Duncan

Kathryn Shea Duncan is a native of Crowley, LA, but in 2019 made Lake Charles her new home. She is the Media/Public Relations Manager at Visit Lake Charles where she shares her love for food, craft beer, nature, #GetDOWNtownLC, and pretty much all-things Southwest Louisiana with travel writers and visitors alike. Most weekends, you’ll find Kathryn Shea exploring Louisiana’s festivals, restaurants, attractions, and hidden gems while documenting her adventures with her camera. You can follow along on Instagram @kathrynsheaduncan and on Twitter @kat_dunc

Gerald Gruenig Eats His Way Through Lake Charles

The man, the myth, the LEGEND! Social media sensation, KLFY Gerald Gruenig, eats his way through some of Lake Charles' most iconic eateries. From Famous Food's famous soft and spicy cracklins to Lulu's Specialty Snocone's pickle snocone, Gerald devours the most unforgettable and unique meals and…

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A Guide to Lake Charles' Best Outdoor Dining

Whether you’re searching for a sunny breakfast spot or a breezy backyard under the oaks, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine in Louisiana’s Playground! Here are my favorite places to dine alfresco! For all dining options in the area, click here. The Bekery Quite…

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King Cake Delivered to Your Doorstep 🎭

If your family or friends aren't able to make it to Lake Charles this Mardi Gras season, you can send them a little love via mail! There's nothing better than receiving KING CAKE as a gift when you're missing home. King Cake is the perfect way for your loved ones to feel like they are a part of the…

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How to Make a Bayou® Rum Pecan Praline Daiquiri

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this simple Pecan Praline Daiquiri recipe from Bayou® Rum! I really can't think of a better duo than Bayou® Rum and Blue Bell Ice Cream. This daiquiri is heavenly! This recipe uses Bayou® Spiced Rum, which you can purchase at their gift shop in Lacassine, order…

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How to Make a Bayou® Rum Mardi Gras Daiquiri

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this simple Mardi Gras Daiquiri recipe from Bayou® Rum! You don't want to skip out on making the King Cake simple syrup– it is delicious! This recipe uses both Bayou® White Rum and Bayou® Gator Bite™ Rum Liqueur, which you can purchase at their gift shop in…

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Lulu's Snocones Makes an Epic Comeback🍧

The hype around Lulu's opening initially in August was unreal, but worth every minute of waiting patiently in line. It was only three weeks later that Hurricane Laura would put a temporary stop to Ashley and Jonathan's newfound passion. Lulu's loyal fans kept up with their recovery via social media…

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7 Romantic Date Ideas in Lake Charles

Embrace all the romance Lake Charles has to offer this year! From cooking classes and romantic boat tours, to walks along Lakefront Promenade and an extravagant dinner– here are seven romantic date ideas you can experience this Valentine's Day in Lake Charles! 1. A Romantic Boat Tour with Lake…

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Mardi Gras Treats with a Twist! 🍦🍰

From cocktails to milkshakes, many local businesses can't get enough of king cake during Mardi Gras season! Here are some of our favorite king cake-inspired treats found around Southwest Louisiana that are unique twists on the traditional King Cake! 1. Bayou King Cake Daiquiri from Bayou Rum…

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Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa!🥛🍫

When I first moved to Lake Charles in fall of 2019, I made it my personal mission to try all the Lake Charles staples before the close of the year. One culinary delight that locals insisted that I try was BOOMBOX Frozen Pops and Ice Cream's hot cocoa! Growing up, having hot cocoa at my Maw Maw's…

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