William Precht
Meet The Author
William Precht

William Precht is a native of Cameron Parish who was raised in Big Lake, La. William attended McNeese State University as well as The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is the media relations specialist at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is an outdoors enthusiast and an adventurous foodie who loves sharing his experiences with all who visit his home town. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Precht.

Best Breakfast Spots Around SWLA

Best Breakfast Spots Around SWLA It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is breakfast. The good news is that when you’re in Lake Charles, there are plenty of options to satisfy your breakfast cravings! Pitt Grill Pitt Grill is a Lake Charles classic and a regional chain…

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Lake Charles Festivals and Events Happening in July

In Southwest Louisiana, we know how to celebrate year-round. July is surely no exception. Whether it be dressing up in your favorite red, white and blue outfit for the 4 th , or two-stepping to your favorite Cajun tunes, Lake Charles has plenty of exciting festivals and events for you in July. Let’s…

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3 Favorite Crawfish Dishes in Lake Charles

Eating crawfish is a way of life in Southwest Louisiana. There’s no debating that. When the seasonings drift through the air I get an almost indescribable feeling. It’s a mixture of happy, hungry, and even a bit excited. But when the boiling is done, the crawfish trays are empty, and everyone has…

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Ways to Know That You're in Cajun Country

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…

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Winter Hunting Traditions in Southwest Louisiana

Like a lot of folks in Southwest Louisiana, I have a passion for the outdoors. Ever since I could stand, I’ve been joining my dad, brother and a handful of cousins for morning duck hunts in the marshes south of Lake Charles along the Creole Nature Trail. Those cold mornings packed into a duck blind…

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Turducken

There are lots of unique and interesting culinary delights that have their origins in South Louisiana. From filé and fricassee, to cous-cous and a Cochon de Lait, traditional Cajun cuisine may seem bizarre to some at first, but once you try it, there’s no doubting that it’s downright delicious. If…

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National American Beer Day - October 27

It seems like there’s a National _______ Day for just about everything, right? If you take a glance at some of the things that are recognized on certain days, you’ll be surprised at some of the things that people have decided to highlight. For instance, just during the month of October we have…

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Cajun Phraseology

If you’ve ever spent any time around true Cajuns in south Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed a few things that stand out us that seems a little different from most cultures. If you share a meal with us, you might pick up on the fact that we probably like to add a little more cayenne to our food or…

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