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Trip Advisor Says: Best Pizza in Lake Charles

11/15/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Pizza is awesome. It’s a great choice any night of the week. It’s so popular that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza nights of the year across the country. I get it, who wants to cook a meal the night before the biggest feast day of the year?! Not me. So if you’re looking for the perfect slice in Southwest Louisiana,
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Worth the Trip: Unique Foods to Eat in Lake Charles

10/24/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Of course, Southwest Louisiana (the whole state, really!) is known for its amazing food. And sure – Lake Charles has got the staples – fresh seafood, smoked boudin, savory gumbos, and sweet bread pudding. But – what if you’re in the mood for something different, unique or downright crazy? I’ve done my culinary research and put together a pretty
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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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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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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

8/22/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the term “gumbo weather.” Gumbo weather is what we refer to as the first cool front – and by “cool front” I mean “lows in the 60s” – and it usually inspires all of us to run to the store for our favorite Cajun ingredients and make a big, warm, comforting pot of gumbo!
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Lake Charles Fresh: Where to Find Farmers Markets

7/26/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Growing up in a rural part of Central Louisiana, I was spoiled with a full garden – almost year around. Tomatoes, sweet corn, purple hull peas, ford hook lima beans, squash, blueberries and sometimes watermelon. If we weren’t growing it, we were swapping veggies with our neighbors. Mom and Dad also spent a lot of time canning, pickling, blanching,
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