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The Blossoming Brew Scene in Lake Charles

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…

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New Restaurants in Lake Charles

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…

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Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium

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…

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Frosty Factory, a Drive Thru Daiquiri Legend

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…

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Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures: 9 Stops to Shop

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…

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16 Best Parks in Lake Charles

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…

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Pokémon Go: Where to GEAUX in Lake Charles

Released only A WEEK AGO, Pokémon Go is the hottest app on the Apple and Google Play stores. And guess what, Pokémon Trainers, there are plenty of opportunities to find creatures and gear right here in Southwest Louisiana! In fact, it’s a great way to explore the area. While searching for Pikachu…

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One Tank Trip to the Gulf Coast Beaches

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…

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