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Posts from July 2016

The Blossoming Brew Scene in Lake Charles

7/29/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
There’s a trend taking over Southwest Louisiana, and its timing couldn’t be any better. As the summer heat returns in full force, Lake Charles’ craft brewery scene is the perfect remedy. What better way is there to end a sweltering summer day than to visit and share a few laughs with friends over an ice-cold brew? There are few places where you can
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New Restaurants in Lake Charles

7/28/2016 by Lisa Addison
Posted In:  Culinary
The local restaurant scene is hopping, and it's our good fortune that there seems to be a new eatery opening every other week. Here are a couple of the latest ones with delicious cuisine. RIKENJAKS BREWING COMPANY Photo by John Guidroz This hip, new pub on Ryan Street has everything going for it. It's kid-friendly, pet-friendly, in a terrific
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Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium

7/26/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Arts
Do y’all remember when we all took a stroll through Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures: 9 Stops to Shop? Well, this weekend I took my own little adventure down the Trail of Treasures and made a stop by Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium. I got a chance to explore all 7,000 square feet of hidden treasures, with a little help from Flock of Five owner Lisa
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Looking at the Lake Through a Global Lens: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

7/25/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
Summer travel season is in full swing. Many of us are packing our suitcases and making our vacation itineraries - maybe even checking them twice. I’ve definitely noticed a lot of travelers across our social media. Y’all are having fun too! Fishing , swimming , hanging out with family/friends and EATING …lots of eating. It’s neat for me to think –
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Frosty Factory, a Drive Thru Daiquiri Legend

7/19/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
Mike Branch blazed a trail in 1983 when he opened the very first drive-thru daiquiri stand in Lake Charles on Prien Lake Rd. He named his business the Frosty Factory and has served flavorful frozen concoctions to thirsty customers for 33 years. Branch moved his Frosty Factory to Ryan St. in 1987 and to their current location on Common St. near
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Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures: 9 Stops to Shop

7/18/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Arts
We all enjoy a little retail therapy every now and then right? I know I do — especially now that the summer sun is shining bright, it’s the perfect time to call up the girls for a little shopping trip in the city. And, if you haven’t heard, Sulphur, Louisiana has nine of the best little shops and boutiques to satisfy your summer shopping needs.
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16 Best Parks in Lake Charles

7/18/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Outdoors
Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and appreciate the outdoors. When I was younger, my sisters and I would beg my mama to take us to feed the ducks at the civic center, literally anytime the sun was shining. We’d pack up our loaves of bread, a blanket and just spend the day at the park. The park is one of the best places to relax
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One Tank Trip to the Gulf Coast Beaches

7/11/2016 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Outdoors
Whether you’re looking for a “staycation” or quality family time, heading south to the beaches of Cameron Parish along the Creole Nature Trail is a great option here in Southwest Louisiana. Last summer, all my brother wanted for his birthday was for the family to grill out on Rutherford Beach . Truth be told, I’ve never spent too much time on
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