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Fire & Oak - One of Lake Charles' Newest Restaurants

Header Photo by @aballbounced Fire & Oak – Lake Charles’ Newest Restaurant Ever since the words “Fire & Oak” were whispered as a rumor in my ear, I have been eagerly anticipating the realization of Chef Andrew Green’s new restaurant. The name sparks the imagination and immediately whisks me away…

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It Takes a Village! - Coffeehouse Resiliency Story

The Village Coffeehouse “This is something we knew Sulphur was missing." Blake Forman, Owner A few weeks ago, I tasted my first vanilla latte (I know, I’m late to the game!) and had the pleasure of speaking with Blake Forman, owner of Sulphur’s Village Coffeehouse. In the middle of the pandemic…

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Lulu's Snocones Makes an Epic Comeback🍧

The hype around Lulu's opening initially in August was unreal, but worth every minute of waiting patiently in line. It was only three weeks later that Hurricane Laura would put a temporary stop to Ashley and Jonathan's newfound passion. Lulu's loyal fans kept up with their recovery via social media…

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Buffi's Peaux Boys - Coming Back!

Text “Buffis” to 474747 to get personal updates. Everyone loves poboys! And, Buffi’s Peaux Boys in Lake Charles has been a crowd favorite for many years – even voted as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana by locals. If you know anything about Louisiana, the competition for that top…

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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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