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Posts from February 2017

Cajun Oyster Stew

2/27/2017 by Chef Derrill Guidry
Posted In:  Culinary
Back in the day, New Orleans’ cooks created a butter and cream-based oyster soup that was so rich it was referred to as oyster stew. The creamy offering is really delicious, but being born and raised in SWLA—Lake Charles — I prefer an oyster stew that represents my SWLA roots, one prepared with a brown roux instead of heavy cream. The history of
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The Listening Room in Lake Charles

2/24/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts, Festivals & Events
An active music scene is nothing new for Lake Charles. Music is in our BLOOD! We have outdoor concerts, concert venues, bars, and restaurants all provided outstanding live entertainment . Now there’s a new music venue in town and it’s dedicated to more intimate listening. On scheduled nights the Cash and Carry Building, 801 Enterprise Blvd.
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Going South: Birding in Lake Charles

2/22/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
Photos by Arlene Vidaurri Cain Southwest Louisiana is a bird lover’s paradise and designated as one of the Top 10 Birding/Birdwatch Destinations in the country – and with good reason. The region is home to more than 400 bird species. During fall, winter, and spring, the bird population soars as hundreds of thousands of birds migrate along the
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Courir de Mardi Gras: Iowa Chicken Run

2/13/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Unique. Rural. Authentic. Whatever you’d like to call it, the Iowa Chicken Run is one of the BEST Mardi Gras celebrations you could participate in! Things kick off early – 8 a.m. early – with the smell of barbecue and gumbo spices in the air. Of course, the wash board and accordion music plays, and a few people have already started to dance.
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Untapped: Louisiana Winter Beer Fest + Ticket Giveaway

2/9/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Okay all you beer lovers, I know you didn’t need an excuse to celebrate the awesomeness that is craft brews, but you’re not going to want to miss this one. The 3rd Annual Louisiana Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, March 4 at the Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank building from 1-5 p.m. (12 p.m. for VIPs). The big day is quickly approaching,
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Exciting Expansions at Delta Downs

2/8/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Gaming
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel recently completed a HUGE expansion project. Here are some highlights of the epic additions and renovations you can experience! A Delicious New Dining Concept! Rosewater Grill and Tavern is the latest restaurant to open at Delta Downs. The incredible décor and atmosphere has an upscale, sophisticated feel with a
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