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Posts from April 2017

Contraband 5 Miler

4/27/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
It’s time to lace up – we’re just a few weeks away from Southwest Louisiana’s favorite road race! Runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities are getting ready for the 41 st Annual Contraband 5 Miler, which will kick off at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Capital One Tower in downtown Lake Charles. The Contraband Days 5 Miler originated in 1976
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Louisiana Food Groups

4/26/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
Most of us in Louisiana can agree on one thing: food is KING! And, there’s no shortage of food when it comes to our Cajun and Creole cuisine. Visitors be warned – once you’re here, the traditional food pyramid is forgotten and our unique and savory foods will take over. The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know
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10 Best Photo Ops in Southwest Louisiana

4/25/2017 by Kacie Carlson
Posted In:  Outdoors, Arts
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture great pictures. There are so many places around the lake area to help you out through your camera lens journey. Here are a few of my favorite spots. 1. When I have my little one running around me, Millennium Park has been a place for me to capture some pretty sweet pictures as a
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Must See Lake Charles Museums

4/17/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  History
My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums . The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex . Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The Mottagator” which was created to honor the memory
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New Brunch Options in Southwest Louisiana

4/13/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
***Updated 10/19/2018*** Southwest Louisiana loves brunch! This truth is evidenced by the success of several new brunch venues in Downtown Lake Charles. These late morning/early afternoon feasts arrive on the heels of several already well-established brunch locations , such as Luna’s Bar and Grill and Pujo St. Café . If you’re really hungry and
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Trip Advisor Says: Golfing in Lake Charles

4/6/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors
Lucky for avid golfers, golfing is a year-round attraction in Southwest Louisiana. We’ve got everything you need for a perfect round of golf. Don’t believe us? Here’s what Trip Advisors reviewers had to say about the area’s six courses. “Great course, not crowded” The Country Club at the Golden Nugget - Reviewed by Emily D. on January 7, 2017
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Paqueing: An Egg-cellent Easter Tradition in Cajun Country

4/3/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
When it comes to Easter traditions, most folks think of dressing in their finest pastel colored clothing for Easter Sunday church service followed by gigantic family meals. But let’s not forget about the famous Easter egg. We hard-boil and dye ‘em, not fry ‘em. We hide ‘em for kids to find ‘em. Yep, that just happened, but stay with me here. Here
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