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Treat Yourself (and Your Date) to Charleston Bistro

2/12/2018 by John O'Donnell
Posted In:  Culinary
Looking for somewhere to get something sweet with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? The new Charleston Bistro in beautiful Downtown Lake Charles has you covered (in chocolate!). Located in the lobby of the historic Charleston Hotel on Pujo and Ryan Streets, this quaint eatery is dripping with historic charm. Legend tells of a network of tunnels
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8 Must Try Neighborhood Coffee Shops

1/22/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Mmmmm coffee. I love it. The warmth, smell, and of course, the flavor all make me so very happy! Like many Louisianan kids, coffee has always been part of my life. Daddy had me working as the family barista since I was 10 years old. On the weekends, if I woke up before my parents, it was my job to start the water boiling and to get the coffee
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Eating Healthy and Staying Fit in Lake Charles

1/16/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
When many people think of Louisiana, they think of fried seafood, beignets, sugary, sweet frozen drinks and a dozen other Southern culinary delights that redefine the word “decadent.” Louisiana is also the land of continuous celebrations. So, when you have the choice between going to the gym or going to a Mardi Gras parade and/or crawfish boil –
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How to Make a King Cake

1/8/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
No other bakery treat can beat King Cake during the Mardi Gras season. Take a stab at making your own with this recipe from the Junior League of Lake Charles cookbook, "Marshes to Mansions." Download the recipe card, here . We want to see your creations! After baking, dress your cake up with Mardi Gras beads and flair, snap a picture and tag us
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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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