Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Lake Charles

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Southwest Louisiana We’re not here to judge your Thanksgiving plans, we’re here to help make holiday dining easier for you. Maybe you're not in the mood to thaw out a turkey and provide a feast for your guests, or maybe you’re traveling but still seeking the warm…

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Where to Get Gumbo in Lake Charles

Whenever a cool snap hits in Southwest Louisiana, everyone starts talking about gumbo weather . Of course, no one makes gumbo as good as "mama," but we have some delicious contenders that even the most discerning Cajun or Creole palate would agree are super tasty. Usually, gumbo in Southwest…

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How to Make Gumbo

Gumbo is one of the most quintessential Louisiana staples – especially when the weather turns crisp and cool. If you’ve never had gumbo, it’s a type of spicy stew typical of Louisiana. The dish consists of two basic ingredients: broth and rice. Gumbo has an extremely large variety of flavors and…

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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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Best Bartender in Southwest Louisiana - Jace Wallace

The Taproom at Crust Pizza by Angie Manning Recently, mixologist Jace Wallace of the Taproom at Crust Pizza was named as the Best Bartender in Southwest Louisiana by Lagniappe Magazine. With culinary arts being a draw for visitors to Southwest Louisiana, it was spellbinding to get the inside scoop…

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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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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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