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'Tis the Season for GUMBO!

Many of my favorite memories of my dad involve his gumbo. If you knew the Iowa-born (the state, not the city), New Orleans-raised, Scottish heritage, adopted Cajun, then you knew that his gumbo was his shining achievement. It fed countless people in town and warmed many bellies. Food was his love…

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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Coffee:30 Gourmet Coffee & Beignets

Coffee:30 Gourmet Coffee & Beignets! So, coffee is my jam. I love it, probably a bit too much. Imagine my surprise when someone else understands that anytime is coffee time – Coffee:30 – right? My coworker, Kathryn, and I saw some movement on social media about a new coffee place located where a…

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Brunch Adventures in Lake Charles!

The Brunch Tour Brunch! It’s that magical time of day when day drinking is socially acceptable, and you can carb-load in the name of classy living. Over the past several years, the brunch scene has ramped up in the Lake Area, and the city is teeming with brunch options - with each one tastier and…

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The Cellar - New Wine Experience in Lake Charles!

Wine Lovers Rejoice! The Cellar is Here! Get ready, oenophiles...this is not a drill! Your next wine hangout spot is here! The Cellar at Crave, located next to Crave Gourmet at 2801 Ryan Street in Lake Charles, just opened - and at the right time too - when Lake Charles is looking for reasons to get…

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Yellowfin Vodka's New - Oaked Otoro!

Jamison Trouth at Yellowfin is coming out with new products, and there are limited editions ready for purchase just in time for summer! The most exciting, innovative thing that he has been up to lately is making Oaked Otoro - which is exclusively available at the distillery in Sulphur. He creates…

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