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5 Drive-Thru Frozen Daiquiri Shops in Lake Charles: No Blender Required!

I know Louisiana is not the only state with drive-through frozen daiquiri establishments, although they may be more popular here than elsewhere. I’m originally from Pennsylvania. In the Keystone State, they have super strict blue laws, so until I moved to Lake Charles, I did not know it was possible to order an adult beverage at a drive-up window from the convenience of your car. Curious, I decided to do some research. I visited several area frozen daiquiri shops…

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Southwest Louisiana Snowball Stands

It’s the little things that endear Lake Charles to me. For example, the little mom and pop joints that dot the urban landscape have intrigued me since I moved to southwest Louisiana in 2007. Donut shops , boiled crawfish huts and drive through daiquiri shacks . And snowball stands…

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Sweet as Sugar: Starks Mayhaw Festival, May 14-16

I’ve learned so many new words since moving to Louisiana eight years ago. For example, mayhaw . I recall my first trip to a farmers’ market in Lake Charles. A friendly lady stood behind a table with an impressive display of jams and jellies. I saw some jars labeled “Mayhaw Jelly.” I’d never hear of…

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Making Memories on Big Lake

By my best guess in talking to the locals, the 45-degree weather is a bit chilly for late March. A cold front blew through and shifted the wind from the familiar southerly direction to the north. It isn’t a hard wind (at least by Texas Panhandle standards) but is steady nonetheless. From my hotel…

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