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Spices and Seasonings in Lake Charles

10/19/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
If you ask ten Cajuns their favorite type of seasoning blend to use in their cooking, chances are you’ll get ten different answers back! Louisiana has as many varieties of seasoning blends as we do festivals – well, maybe not that many – but it’s still a lot! We recently polled some of our visitors on the Visit Lake Charles Facebook page to see
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Pup Foodie Takes Lake Charles - Part 2

10/13/2017 by Cooper the Goldendoodle
Posted In:  Outdoors, Culinary
By Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hey doods! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the fall weather! Cooler temperatures means longer walks, more adventures AND more outdoor dining trips with my human. Whether you prefer a quick “grab & go” lunch or a leisure sit down meal, there are plenty of offerings in the area where we can tag along! So
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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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Trip Advisor Says: Best Tacos

10/4/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Taco Tuesday. Taco Thursday. National Taco Day. Y’all….in my book every day is a good day for a taco. So you’ve got a hankering for a taco, where in Lake Charles do you go? Fish, beef, and veggie – we’ve got ‘em all. I’ve searched my trusty travel partner – Trip Advisor – for the best reviews from locals and visitors on the Best Tacos in Southwest
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Craft Beer and Cajun Food Pairings: Part Two

10/2/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Last month Crying Eagle Brewing Co . brewer Joel Prudhomme shared a few beer/food pairings that rocked our socks! I don't know about you, but I wanted more! With the crisp fall weather on its way and tailgating in full swing, we couldn't get 'em fast enough. Here are two more perfectly paired Crying Eagle beer and Cajun favorite combinations that
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How to Make Jambalaya

9/25/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
My Maw-Maw was a great little 4’11 Cajun lady from Cameron by way of New Iberia. One of my family’s favorite things to remember about Maw-Maw was that every day, first thing in the morning, she would put on the coffee pot and the rice pot at the same time - even if she hadn’t yet decided what to cook. Whatever ended up on the menu for the day, you
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Craft Beer and Cajun Food Pairings: Part One

9/20/2017 by Joel Prudhomme
Posted In:  Culinary
Perfect Pairings from a Crying Eagle Brewing Co . Brewer Pairing food with alcohol is less an exact science and more of a mysterious process of experimentation. Perfect pairings are something of a 1+1=3 kind of scenario in which you can taste and smell more in both the food and the beer together than you ever could apart. These are the pairings we
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11 Best Places to Get a Sweet Treat in Lake Charles

9/16/2017 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Culinary
Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Here's a list of the best places to find the sweetest treats, here in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. 1. Jo's Party House This locally owned bakery has been around since 1968 and is nothing short of its name. Jo's specializes in colorful, custom cakes and desserts for any occasion; from cupcakes, rice crispy treats
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TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Winners - 2017

9/14/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Another proud year for Southwest Louisiana - 53 of our local businesses have claimed the title “ Certificate of Excellence !” This honor celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Well done, SWLA! And thanks to all of our visitors for giving us such high
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