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Local Christmas Shopping in Southwest Louisiana

Keeping it local during the Christmas season is what I’m all about! No Black Friday crazy lines at big retail outlets or camping out for door buster deals for me! Forget Cyber Monday! You can score those perfect presents at various holiday markets sponsored by local organizations. You’ll find a…

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Wine Pairings for Holiday Festivities

Will you be visiting Lake Charles for the holidays? If so, we have several excellent restaurants open and available for your holiday meals and celebrations. Ember Grille and Wine Bar offers all their guests’ favorite menu items, in addition to several new seasonal items developed by Chef de Cuisine…

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Fideaux Field - Sulphur's New Dog Park

By: Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hi gang! Today, I’m here to tell you all about the latest craze and why everyone is going mutts! It’s because of the pawsome new dog park in Sulphur, Fideaux Field ! I was fur-tunate to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony with my good friend Ellie Mae – don’t we look…

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Family Fun in Southwest Louisiana

The kids have a break from school, and you want to take a mini-vacation. Where can you go? Consider Lake Charles and surrounding Southwest Louisiana, where you’ll find more fun than you can squeeze into a week! Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Creole Nature Trail – Travel through the…

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#EatSWLA: Dirty Rice (aka Rice Dressing)

November is here and you KNOW what that means…Thanksgiving. If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine, we begin planning the menu weeks in advance. We also receive our dish assignments. You know – who is bring what. One dish that is always on the table (especially is Cajun Country), and I eagerly…

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18 Outdoor Dining Options in Lake Charles

With cooler weather approaching, I like to combine my love for food and the outdoors by eating outside. This isn’t just reserved for backyard barbecues anymore, Lake Charles has plenty of restaurants that have adopted the concept as well. 1. 1910 Restaurant and Wine Bar Enjoy downtown Lake Charles…

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