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Weekend in Lake Charles: Photostory

Photos by Michael Hobson When you visit Southwest Louisiana, you might be wondering where to start. What should I do? Where to eat? Travel writer and foodie, Michael Hobson visited the Lake Charles area and put together an inspiring collection of photos of his trip. Here are his favorite highlights…

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Tourist in My Backyard: Lake Charles Food

Sometimes the best days are the ones spent closest to home. And since I call Southwest Louisiana home, I’m surrounded by exotic flavors, hauntingly beautiful bayous, and colorful festivals. In order to appreciate all home has to offer, I regularly act as a tourist in my own backyard. Steeped in rich…

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Dog Friendly Places in Lake Charles

By: Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hey doods & paw pals! If you’re like me, you don’t like to miss out on all the fun things that your human owners get to do when they leave the house. In order to help, I’ve decided to put my best paw forward to highlight dog-friendly places in Southwest Louisiana…

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Summer Cocktails at Restaurant Calla

(Photo above: Haylie Loftin and Jason Labove squeeze and strain their juices fresh every day at Restaurant Calla.) Seasonal. Daring. Progressive. These are just a few adjectives used to describe Restaurant Calla, one of the newer upscale establishments on the Lake Charles’ dining scene. Calla has earned a reputation for visionary gourmet cuisine. This same vision and commitment to quality and creativity extends beyond the kitchen and over to the bar where bar manager Jason Labove oversees libations…

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