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Posts from April 2016

#EatSWLA: Chicken and Buttermilk-Cornmeal Dumplings

4/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Ask anyone in my family and they’ll tell you – this girl LOVES chicken and dumplings! It’s one of those comfort food meals that gets me feeling all fuzzy and warm inside (that’s the point of dumplings, right?) If you love chicken and dumplings as much as me, you have to try this recipe from Flip My Food . It’s right up there with Mama’s.
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6 Local Blogs to Follow

4/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
Whether or not you’ve paid a visit to Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana, you probably know there is a lot going on and tons to see! The team and I love reporting on the sights, sounds and the MUCH LOVED tastes found around Lake Charles. We’ve rounded up a few local blogs that also do a great job showcasing the area. Perrin Studios: The Art of Every
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9 Dangerously DELICIOUS Festival Desserts

4/26/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Forget swimsuit season – its Spring festival season in Southwest Louisiana and I’ve got a sweet tooth, y’all! Funnel Cake A 100% MUST at any fair or festival. It’s more than just fried dough, y’all. It’s a part of festival living. Part of the fun is trying not to get the sugar all over your face. Little Hint: You’ll have sugar all over your face.
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Advice for First Time Visitors to Lake Charles, Louisiana

4/18/2016 by Megan Hartman
There are a few things you must know when visiting Lake Charles, Louisiana. Our food is totally delicious. Fresh seafood, homemade gumbo, fried shrimp platter, boiled crawfish, fresh oysters, boudin and cracklins will have you beggin’ for some elastic waist pants! Bring those comfy yoga pants, ladies, or loose fitting jeans, fellas! To get a lay
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Lake Charles Wall Crawl: 13 Murals You'll Want to See

4/15/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts
In prehistoric eras, cavemen drew pictographs on rock walls. This need for self-expression continues today. In any society, the work of local artists helps define and portray the culture of that community. Never is art so visible and appreciated than when it is big, bold, and painted on the side of a building or large indoor wall space. Several
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Top 10 Questions About the Creole Nature Trail

4/15/2016 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Outdoors
Our Adventure Guides put together a list of the most frequently asked questions visitors ask about the free Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. Where does the Creole Nature Trail start? The trail loops through Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes along the coast. A great place to start your journey is at the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point , 2740
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Spring Birding Hot Spots (Part 2)

4/12/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Outdoors
Being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana, I’ve grown up knowing some of the best places to find all sorts of birds. My family’s hunting camp deep in the marshes of Cameron Parish, accessible only by boat, has made it easy for me to be familiar with the area and to know where to find different species. However, for someone who is
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