COVID 19 Guidelines

Governor John Bel Edwards has formally renewed the state's public health emergency. A statewide mask mandate has now been extended through September 29 for all people, regardless of vaccination status, if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained indoors. Please be sure to have a mask with you when traveling. More Info

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Brunch Adventures in Lake Charles!

The Brunch Tour Brunch! It’s that magical time of day when day drinking is socially acceptable, and you can carb-load in the name of classy living. Over the past several years, the brunch scene has ramped up in the Lake Area, and the city is teeming with brunch options - with each one tastier and…

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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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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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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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#EatSWLA: Mardi Gras Boudin King Cake Recipe

The boudin king cake craze hit the Mardi Gras scene in 2014. It is the savory “sibling” to the season’s sweet treat of cream cheese and fruit-filled king cakes. With Lake Charles being the home to the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, it is only right for us to share a recipe! Chef Derrill Guidry…

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