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Cajun Phraseology

9/28/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  History
If you’ve ever spent any time around true Cajuns in south Louisiana, you’ve probably noticed a few things that stand out us that seems a little different from most cultures. If you share a meal with us, you might pick up on the fact that we probably like to add a little more cayenne to our food or that we can pretty much find a way to fry up
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Where to buy Local Products in Southwest Louisiana

7/23/2017 by Amanda Reeves
Two facts that you will learn in this blog post; Southwest Louisiana is home to some uber creative and talented individuals, and that I have a passion for shopping more than most humans (if you’ve spent any amount of time with me you’re aware of the second fact). Over the years, my shopping style has progressed and I am more aware of the importance
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Worth the Trip: Summer Foodie Experiences in Lake Charles

6/27/2017 by William Precht
There are so many reasons to travel. Some like to plan vacations to see the sights while others travel just to get away for a while. My favorite reason to travel to a destination is for the FOOD! One of the best ways to experience a place is by getting to know the local flavors in a unique and exciting way. So, if you’re looking for fun foodie
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What's on Tap in Lake Charles for American Craft Beer Week?

5/15/2017 by William Precht
Some weeks are just better than others. The third week in May is one of those weeks that beer lovers can truly rejoice. Craft beer is a fairly new, yet awesome trend here in Southwest Louisiana and it’s spreading like wildfire. In honor of American Craft Beer week, let’s take a quick look at some of the exciting ways to celebrate the new brews in
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Must See Lake Charles Museums

4/17/2017 by Allison Schexnayder
Posted In:  History
My fiancée and I both love history and learning about the local culture, so we made it our mission to see some of the local museums . The first place we experienced was the Brimstone Museum Complex . Which held things like: timelines showing the progression of the town of Sulphur, a statue of “The Mottagator” which was created to honor the memory
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Paqueing: An Egg-cellent Easter Tradition in Cajun Country

4/3/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
When it comes to Easter traditions, most folks think of dressing in their finest pastel colored clothing for Easter Sunday church service followed by gigantic family meals. But let’s not forget about the famous Easter egg. We hard-boil and dye ‘em, not fry ‘em. We hide ‘em for kids to find ‘em. Yep, that just happened, but stay with me here. Here
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How to Clean Your Catch

3/22/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the fish are biting! Here in Southwest Louisiana, we without-a-doubt have some of the best fishing around. Lake Charles’ proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the rich marshlands along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road provide thrilling opportunities for both fresh and
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It’s Crawfish Season – Here’s where you can find them in Southwest Louisiana

3/17/2017 by Amanda Reeves
In Louisiana, we joke that we don’t have weather seasons; we have food seasons, and my favorite happens to be CRAWFISH SEASON! Find Crawfish: Southwest Louisiana Crawfish Stops Being a life-long Southwest Louisianan, some of my favorite childhood memories are from family crawfish boils. When the distinct smell of boiled crawfish filled the air,
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