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New Home: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

Our Southwest Louisiana home is growing! With this growth, the area is seeing a ton of new businesses building, a lot of new improvements to roadways and residential areas, and of course, new residents. Have you ever wondered what our city looks like through fresh eyes? As I was looking through the…

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Road Trip To-Do List: Austin, TX to Lake Charles, LA

The journey from Austin, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana is about a five-hour drive, and if you’re like me, you’ll need some things to help break up the drive. I’ve come up with a little Road trip To-Do list that’ll make your trip a little more exciting for the entire family! Mobile Prep First…

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Tour Offerings in Southwest Louisiana

Whether you’re visiting Southwest Louisiana for the first time or if you’re a local resident, there is always a new adventure to be had! The Lake area’s history and culture, the great outdoors, and the unique culinary offerings provide an array of things to see, do and taste. Here are a few of the…

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Skillet Apple Cobbler with Pie Crust

I don’t know about your but when summer hits, my need for fruit ANYTHING becomes strong! Number one on my list is fruit pie. The only thing standing in the way to a delicious pie - is my fear of homemade pie crust. There are too many rules and tricks to make it work properly. Butter or shortening…

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Summer Jams: 120+ Shows to See This Summer!

Summertime in Lake Charles, Louisiana means three things: good food, good people and good live music. And boy, does Lake Charles have a little something cooking for all of the music lovers this summer. I’ve rounded up a few must-see concerts to catch during your summer in Lake Charles. Okay, all…

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Blue Dog Café

In 1999, George Rodrigue owned a gallery in Carmel, California and one in New Orleans, but he didn’t have a place in his hometown of Lafayette where people could see his art and experience Cajun food and culture. “That was the genesis of Blue Dog Café ,” said Steve Santillo, owner of this beloved…

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Creole Soul of Southwest Louisiana

When I think of Creole culture, two things come to mind: Food and Zydeco Music . Like the people, Creole food is a blend of various cuisines from New Orleans, including Spanish, Italian, African, German, Caribbean, Native American and Portuguese. Think highbrow dishes with rich, creamy sauces and an…

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