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Posts from March 2017

#EatSWLA: Calcasieu Crawfish and Grits

3/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Growing up in Central Louisiana, my dinner plate didn’t often showcase fresh seafood . Sure – there are great places to find seafood in that part of Louisiana, but it wasn’t as easy as it is here in Cajun Country! One dish I was always dying to try was Cajun Shrimp and Grits. I love grits. I love shrimp. It seemed like the perfect combination. That
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Moving On #VisitLakeCharles: Photo of the Month

3/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors, Arts
I know I’m not alone with occasionally getting into a rut. (And by occasionally I mean more often than I’d like to admit!) It’s so easy to do the same thing every day or week. Getting comfortable with the usual. There’s hope! Every spring I cannot fight the urge to start up something new. Gardening. Yoga. Organizing my house. Exploring a new part
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All You Need to Know: 2017 Palm Sunday Tour of Homes [LIST]

3/30/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  History, Festivals & Events
The 42nd Annual Palm Sunday Tour of Homes will feature homes throughout historic Lake Charles with gracious homeowners sharing their gardens and home interiors on Palm Sunday, April 9 . If you’ve never been, this is your year to attend! 1. The theme of this year's tour is "Future and Past." The tour will showcase vintage properties as well as new
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CyPhaCon: Everything You Need to Know

3/28/2017 by Garrett Manuel
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
CyPhaCon is Lake Charles, Louisiana’s premiere Pop Culture/Comic Con style event held April 7 – 9 at the spacious Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive. This convention is an all-inclusive 3 day event including concerts by Professor Shy Guy, Dubba D, Suzaku 7; gaming tournaments hosted by Scion E-Sports, a fan appreciation party, Downtown
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Biking in Lake Charles

3/27/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
It’s official – spring has arrived, and there’s no better time to hop on a bike and get out & about to explore the great outdoors in Southwest Louisiana! One of my favorite places to ride is at Sam Houston Jones State Park . This park is great for outdoor enthusiasts, offering several scenic, shady trails of varying distances. Check out the trail
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How to Clean Your Catch

3/22/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the fish are biting! Here in Southwest Louisiana, we without-a-doubt have some of the best fishing around. Lake Charles’ proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the rich marshlands along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road provide thrilling opportunities for both fresh and
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It’s Crawfish Season – Here’s where you can find them in Southwest Louisiana

3/17/2017 by Amanda Reeves
In Louisiana, we joke that we don’t have weather seasons; we have food seasons, and my favorite happens to be CRAWFISH SEASON! Find Crawfish: Southwest Louisiana Crawfish Stops Being a life-long Southwest Louisianan, some of my favorite childhood memories are from family crawfish boils. When the distinct smell of boiled crawfish filled the air,
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Creole Nature Trail: Photo Story

3/13/2017 by VisitLakeCharles
Story and Photos by Kayla Martin/Time and Beauty Photography (Visit Lake Charles fan) I recently got asked by a friend to travel to Louisiana. She was going to visit her brother who lives in Iowa, Louisiana. I could not turn her down. I love to travel and always wanted to visit Southwest Louisiana. I also knew that it would give me a chance to
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St. Patrick's Day Fun in Lake Charles

3/11/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Friday, March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for something fun to do then look no further! Whether you want to go out with adults or bring the kids somewhere, there is something for everyone. If you want a full day of celebrating, then you have to go to the 6 th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Festival @ MacFarlane’s Celtic Pub . Things kick
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