Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana

Depending on how close you are to a Cajun or Creole restaurant in Southwest Louisiana, you can literally smell the spices in the air. Also, being near the Gulf of Mexico, the seafood served in many local restaurants is fresh off the hook and onto your plate. Below are some of the hot spots to get a…

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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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'Tis the Season for GUMBO!

Many of my favorite memories of my dad involve his gumbo. If you knew the Iowa-born (the state, not the city), New Orleans-raised, Scottish heritage, adopted Cajun, then you knew that his gumbo was his shining achievement. It fed countless people in town and warmed many bellies. Food was his love…

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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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