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How To Host a Crawfish Boil

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…

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3 Favorite Crawfish Dishes in Lake Charles

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…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Crawfish

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…

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Louisiana Food Groups

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…

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#EatSWLA: Calcasieu Crawfish and Grits

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…

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How to Eat Boiled Crawfish

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…

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