Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like.
In late 2016, internationally-trained chef Amanda Cusey was looking for an executive chef position in the Lake Area. At the same time, Mike Sperandeo was gearing up to open his new restaurant, The Villa , and was searching for a stellar chef. The timing could not have been better for both. It was a perfect match. As a child, Amanda moved around the
It has been said that “beer and pizza” go together. But, what about “incredible gourmet pizza and delicious craft beer?” That sounds even tastier! If you have ever been to Crying Eagle Brewery, you know that they do everything topnotch. With their creative taproom, beer garden, gift shop, giant Jenga and (my favorite) giant Connect Four, they are
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with all the options we have at our local eateries it can be the tastiest too! Whether you’re looking for healthy fare or a Cajun/ Creole spin on the traditional breakfast, Southwest Louisiana has got you covered. If you haven’t tried The Bekery yet, you need to get there
Sometimes we only get 24 hours to explore a new city or a new neighborhood. And sometimes we only have one free day out of the week to enjoy our local jaunts—anyone else “super busy?” There are many reasons to create your 24-hour dream meal situation. One—when friends come into town, you want to put your best foot forward and show off the local
Eating crawfish is a way of life in Southwest Louisiana. There’s no debating that. When the seasonings drift through the air I get an almost indescribable feeling. It’s a mixture of happy, hungry, and even a bit excited. But when the boiling is done, the crawfish trays are empty, and everyone has had their fill, there are almost always leftovers in
Every year when crawfish season rolls around, people are rushing to the nearest restaurant or boil stop to enjoy a couple of pounds. And, believe me, people are enjoying them! I must see dozens of crawfish platters come across my social feeds. And I’m not mad about it! It was this one crawfish picture that really got my attention. Shared by first
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