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How To Host a Crawfish Boil

3/16/2018 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Culinary
Just as we look forward to the first cold front of the fall to bust out our favorite gumbo pot, we anxiously anticipate the first warm, sunny weekend that just begs for the perfect crawfish boil. There’s nothing like gathering your favorite people, local craft brews, and creative signature cocktails around a steaming crawfish pot. Life doesn’t get
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3 Favorite Crawfish Dishes in Lake Charles

3/2/2018 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
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
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Crawfish Love: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

2/28/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
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
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Crawfish

1/30/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? Nope… crawfish season ! I’ve never loved a crustacean more than when I see a big tray of freshly boiled Louisiana crawfish coming my direction. YUM! But where do you find the best crawfish in Southwest Louisiana? I went to Trip Advisor to see where people find their crawdads – fresh or boiled.
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Louisiana Food Groups

4/26/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
Most of us in Louisiana can agree on one thing: food is KING! And, there’s no shortage of food when it comes to our Cajun and Creole cuisine. Visitors be warned – once you’re here, the traditional food pyramid is forgotten and our unique and savory foods will take over. The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know
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#EatSWLA: Calcasieu Crawfish and Grits

3/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Growing up in Central Louisiana, my dinner plate didn’t often showcase fresh seafood . Sure – there are great places to find seafood in that part of Louisiana, but it wasn’t as easy as it is here in Cajun Country! One dish I was always dying to try was Cajun Shrimp and Grits. I love grits. I love shrimp. It seemed like the perfect combination. That
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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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How to Eat Boiled Crawfish

1/8/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
In Louisiana, every meal is a celebration. One of my favorite food festivities is a crawfish boil . Boiled in a large pot and liberally seasoned, it's not unusual to see a single person go through at least 5 pounds of these delicious critters. Not to mention my hubby, who can peel through 10+ pounds without blinking an eye! Believe it or not, there
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