The man, the myth, the LEGEND! Social media sensation, KLFY Gerald Gruenig, eats his way through some of Lake Charles' most iconic eateries. From Famous Food's famous soft and spicy cracklins to Lulu's Specialty Snocone's pickle snocone, Gerald devours the most unforgettable and unique meals and frozen treats. Add these Gerald-approved stops to your Lake Charles itinerary! Special thanks to John Weatherall III for creating these incredible videos!


1. Darrell's

Darrell's is known for their not-so-neat po-boys that include surf and turf, Darrell's Special and BBQ. At Darrell's, they make all of their gravy, BBQ sauce, jalapeño mayonnaise, and butter sauce in-house daily. Gerald ordered the surf and turf with jalapeño mayonnaise.




2. Lulu's Specialty Snocones and More

Lulu's Specialty Snocones and More serves up some of the most unforgettable frozen treats-- snocones topped with cotton candy, ice cream, more candy, pickles, cheese cake, cereal, and so much more. Gerald ordered the pickle snocone and the "Do it for The Gram" snocone.




3. Mama Reta's Kitchen

Mama Reta is everyone's favorite Mama! Mama Reta's Kitchen relocated to 1916 Beldon Street right off Interstate-10 this year, and is known for the best Southern home cooking this side of the bayou! Gerald ordered the Smothered Pork Steak Plate Lunch and the Fried Chicken Plate Lunch. 




4. Famous Foods

Famous Foods has a down home atmosphere with unforgettable Creole food. The restaurant area is spacious with great seating for families making their way down the Boudin Trail! Gerald ordered the famous Soft and Spicy Cracklins!




5. Creole Hidden Garden

Creole Hidden Garden is a Vegan food truck located at 1707 Broad Street in Lake Charles serving up a variety of delicious Creole Vegan meals! Gerald ordered the vegan beef tacos!




6. Ju'Elles Café

For a taste of Lake Charles’ soul food, Ju’elles Café has comfort food that is prepped for indulgence from country fried ribs and buffalo cut wings to a variety of fried shrimp and fish baskets – or delicious burgers! Gerald ordered the quesadillas, fried ribs, and burger!




7. Shuga Mama’s

Shuga Mama’s is a mobile snow cone unit serving up wacky snow cones, funnel cakes, pineapple bowls, and other extravagant sweets! They are located right by Creole Hidden Garden at 1707 Broad Street. Gerald ordered the praline funnel cake and the pineapple bowl snow cone topped with strawberries, pineapples, lollipop, cotton candy, peach rings, and gummy worms!





9. Danny’s Place

Danny’s Place is a food truck serving authentic Creole and Soul food plate lunches including smothered ribs, fried pork chops, sauce piquant, oxtails, turkey legs, and more! They are located right by Creole Hidden Garden at 1707 Broad Street. Gerald ordered the smothered ribs over rice, green beans, and mac and cheese!




10. Buffi's Peauxboys

Buffi's Peauxboys is a Downtown Lake Charles staple specializing in gourmet poboys, loaded baked potatoes, soups, salads, and wraps! Gerald ordered the boiled crawfish poboy which features Spicy boiled crawfish, corn, potatoes, and seafood sauce!