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Author: Elizabeth Eustis

Elizabeth Eustis grew up in Elmer, La and moved to Lake Charles 13 years ago to study at McNeese State University. Elizabeth is the digital media manager at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau and enjoys sharing the culture of Southwest Louisiana with all who visit. Watch out, her smile and laugh are contagious! Elizabeth enjoys trying new activities and foods and makes sure to document all of her adventures on social media! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Whisafaye and @LakeCharlesCVB.

Trip Advisor Says: Best Pizza in Lake Charles

11/15/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Pizza is awesome. It’s a great choice any night of the week. It’s so popular that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza nights of the year across the country. I get it, who wants to cook a meal the night before the biggest feast day of the year?! Not me. So if you’re looking for the perfect slice in Southwest Louisiana,
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Southwest Louisiana Christmas: A to Z

11/10/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Christmas fun. Here’s a Cajun Christmas list from A to Z. A is for Angel Decorations along Shell Beach Dr. Shell Beach Dr. is a hotspot for Christmas light
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Celebrating Lake Charles: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

10/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
This year, Lake Charles celebrated 150 years of being a city. The city closed out the community celebrations with a huge firework show that ROCKED THE LAKE! We’ve got a lot to be proud of here in Southwest Louisiana. People travel from near and far to experience our great city. I know when I have family visiting, they talk about how much fun they
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Worth the Trip: Unique Foods to Eat in Lake Charles

10/24/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Of course, Southwest Louisiana (the whole state, really!) is known for its amazing food. And sure – Lake Charles has got the staples – fresh seafood, smoked boudin, savory gumbos, and sweet bread pudding. But – what if you’re in the mood for something different, unique or downright crazy? I’ve done my culinary research and put together a pretty
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Madame Grand Doigts – Cajun Folklore

10/23/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  History
Louisiana has got its share of ghost stories. You might have heard of the Rougarou , the haunting lights of feu follets , and even local spirits like Toni Jo Henry or Elise . But have you heard of Madame Grand Doigts? Of all the tales – this one gives me the biggest creeps! Madame Grand Doigts (“Doigts” means fingers in French) is described as a lady
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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars

10/9/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN: October 28 from 11 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Brimstone Museum
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Weekend in Lake Charles: Photostory

10/6/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors, Culinary, History
Photos by Michael Hobson When you visit Southwest Louisiana, you might be wondering where to start. What should I do? Where to eat? Travel writer and foodie, Michael Hobson visited the Lake Charles area and put together an inspiring collection of photos of his trip. Here are his favorite highlights of his 48-hours in Lake Charles. Day One: 1.
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