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Peace, Love & Pasta! 🍝

Pasta = Good! I think we can all agree that Lake Charles deserves something good, right? Sometimes, though, that good is already here, and in this case, it’s nestled in a cozy little square on East McNeese Street. I recently visited the Pasta Lab, created by Michael Gardner, to see what it was all…

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Rikenjaks - Story of Resilience

Frankie Randazzo and Jay Ecker are a dream team when it comes to creating dining/entertainment experiences that highlight the best parts of a community - from food to music. Jay, a longtime musician in the Lake Charles area, focuses on showcasing talent practically every night of the week, so it…

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7 Romantic Date Ideas in Lake Charles

Embrace all the romance Lake Charles has to offer this year! From cooking classes and romantic boat tours, to walks along Lakefront Promenade and an extravagant dinner– here are seven romantic date ideas you can experience this Valentine's Day in Lake Charles! 1. A Romantic Boat Tour with Lake…

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Mardi Gras Treats with a Twist! 🍦🍰

From cocktails to milkshakes, many local businesses can't get enough of king cake during Mardi Gras season! Here are some of our favorite king cake-inspired treats found around Southwest Louisiana that are unique twists on the traditional King Cake! 1. Bayou King Cake Daiquiri from Bayou Rum…

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Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa!🥛🍫

When I first moved to Lake Charles in fall of 2019, I made it my personal mission to try all the Lake Charles staples before the close of the year. One culinary delight that locals insisted that I try was BOOMBOX Frozen Pops and Ice Cream's hot cocoa! Growing up, having hot cocoa at my Maw Maw's…

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Gumbeaux’s Gator's Time-saving Gumbo Recipe

Traditionally, there is the annual World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off where krewes and teams from around the area get together to compete for who makes the best gumbo while the public wanders from group to group sampling and filling up on savory bowls of delicious gumbo. With 2021's…

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