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Posts from February 2018

Crawfish Love: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

2/28/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Every year when crawfish season rolls around, people are rushing to the nearest restaurant or boil stop to enjoy a couple of pounds. And, believe me, people are enjoying them! I must see dozens of crawfish platters come across my social feeds. And I’m not mad about it! It was this one crawfish picture that really got my attention. Shared by first
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Unique Gumbos to Try (and Love) in Lake Charles

2/25/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s always gumbo season in my mind. And while grandma’s recipe will always be #1, there are several local restaurants that are serving gumbo variety. Which is perfect, I can eat gumbo for every meal and never get bored with the flavors! Duck & Venison Sausage 1910 It’s no surprise in “Sportsmans Paradise” that chefs at 1910 have brought together
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Explore the Artsy Side of Lake Charles

2/23/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts
There’s just something about Southwest Louisiana that seems to bring out the creative spirit in people. As a result, the region is thriving with artistic expression. And you don’t want to miss it! This list is a good place to begin your own personal art journey through Lake Charles. Gallery by the Lake – This art space is home to the Associated
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Mardi Gras Memories

2/14/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Another fantastic Mardi Gras season has come and gone. Now we can sit back, relax and revel in the quietness of Wednesday. But not before we do a little reminiscing! Thanks for sharing your fun with us this year! And we'll see you for Mardi Gras 2019 - March 5 . These photos were shared by using hashtags #VisitLakeCharles and #SWLAMardiGras
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Treat Yourself (and Your Date) to Charleston Bistro

2/12/2018 by John O'Donnell
Posted In:  Culinary
Looking for somewhere to get something sweet with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? The new Charleston Bistro in beautiful Downtown Lake Charles has you covered (in chocolate!). Located in the lobby of the historic Charleston Hotel on Pujo and Ryan Streets, this quaint eatery is dripping with historic charm. Legend tells of a network of tunnels
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Nine Best Ways to Enjoy the Louisiana Winter Beer Festival

2/8/2018 by Angie Kay Dilmore
The 4 th annual Louisiana Winter Beer Fest returns to the Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank on Feb. 24, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Over 100 beers from 40 different breweries will be showcased. If you don’t have a plan, the event can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to have a terrific time at this year’s Beer Fest. Cheers! 1. Eat before the
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Tunes for the Trail: Spotify Louisiana Playlist

2/5/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
I don’t know about you, but a road trip is just an excuse to have a live concert featuring ME! I love to sing in the car and a good playlist makes the road trip. And what’s better than a playlist special to your destination? I’ve put together a few of my favorite Louisiana based musicians into on solid playlist that is sure to get your toes tapping
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