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Posts from August 2017

Tourist in My Backyard: Lake Charles Food

8/31/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Culinary
Sometimes the best days are the ones spent closest to home. And since I call Southwest Louisiana home, I’m surrounded by exotic flavors, hauntingly beautiful bayous, and colorful festivals. In order to appreciate all home has to offer, I regularly act as a tourist in my own backyard. Steeped in rich French heritage, doused in Caribbean spices, and
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Top 9 Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

8/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has so much to offer AND plenty of fun activities/experiences that will cost you NOTHING! Even better, right? 1. Free Concert Series Lake Charles offers several free concert series throughout the year so cut loose and enjoy the music! Live at the Lakefront , Groovin’ at the Groove , Downtown at Sundown , and Catch a
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Lake Charles Happy Hour Highlights

8/28/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Long week? Or maybe just a long day. Happy Hour to the rescue, y’all! Great drink deals, good food, and live music/entertainment; it’s the perfect recipe for a smile. Loggerheads Loggerheads is ideal for parties and gatherings. Choose from either indoor or outdoor patio seating. My favorite spot, the bar located on the scenic Calcasieu River, the
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6 Lake Charles Bloggers to Follow Right Now

8/23/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Want to know how Lake Charles locals live? Places to visit, foods to taste, and things to do? Of course, you can always read the Visit Lake Charles blog, but I’ve found a 6 super local bloggers who “tell the tale” of Southwest Louisiana and are a joy to follow. 1. Rooted Gypsy: Jessica Pickett Jessica’s blog adventures take you all over the globe
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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

8/22/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the term “gumbo weather.” Gumbo weather is what we refer to as the first cool front – and by “cool front” I mean “lows in the 60s” – and it usually inspires all of us to run to the store for our favorite Cajun ingredients and make a big, warm, comforting pot of gumbo!
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Cocktail Bars

8/21/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
An evening out wouldn’t be complete without some amazing cocktails. Lake Charles is a fun-loving city, with a variety of local bars, craft cocktail restaurants, and pubs. But when you’re looking for the BEST cocktails to sit and enjoy, where do you go? Look no further. We’ve scoured Trip Advisor reviews for the crème de crème of mixologists. Here
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8 Reasons to Love the Lake Charles Children’s Museum

8/16/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
School classrooms aren’t the only places for the kiddos to learn. Take a visit to the Lake Charles Children's Museum - it has 3 floors of fun activities for kids. Watching the kids play, learn and ignite their curiosity – it’s the cutest! Plus it’s good for them (and you). Here are a few reasons why you’ll love the Children’s Museum. 1. There is
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Lake Charles Date Night Ideas

8/1/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Here in Southwest Louisiana, we tend to be a creative, fun-loving bunch. So when it comes to impressing our better half, sometimes dinner and a movie just won’t do. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a savory meal, buttery popcorn, and in-your-face action as much as the next person, but it’s refreshing to shake things up every now and then. Luckily,
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