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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a notice that Louisiana is currently in Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy. There is a statewide face mask mandate in addition to a limit on social gatherings of more than 50 people. Many businesses and events have adjusted to accommodate patrons during this time. View Updates

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Four Ways to #ReDiscoverSWLA This Summer

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories, and there’s no better way to do that than to explore and rediscover Lake Charles. It may not look like the typical summer in Southwest Louisiana, but it’s still going to be a fun one. Whether you choose kayaking at Sam Houston…

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The Evolution of Flavor at Crying Eagle

When I finally left Crying Eagle Brewing Company after what seemed like days of sampling their new menu, I didn’t eat for 24 hours. That was because Marketing and Special Events Director Krickett Racca took care of me. During my lunch break, I came to Crying Eagle to interview Krickett, but before I…

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The Bistro at Crying Eagle Will Make You Smile!

It has been said that “beer and pizza” go together. But, what about “incredible gourmet pizza and delicious craft beer?” That sounds even tastier! If you have ever been to Crying Eagle Brewery, you know that they do everything topnotch. With their creative taproom, beer garden, gift shop, giant…

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National American Beer Day - October 27

It seems like there’s a National _______ Day for just about everything, right? If you take a glance at some of the things that are recognized on certain days, you’ll be surprised at some of the things that people have decided to highlight. For instance, just during the month of October we have…

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Craft Beer and Cajun Food Pairings: Part Two

Last month Crying Eagle Brewing Co. brewer Joel Prudhomme shared a few beer/food pairings that rocked our socks! I don't know about you, but I wanted more! With the crisp fall weather on its way and tailgating in full swing, we couldn't get 'em fast enough. Here are two more perfectly paired Crying…

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Craft Beer and Cajun Food Pairings: Part One

Perfect Pairings from a Crying Eagle Brewing Co. Brewer Pairing food with alcohol is less an exact science and more of a mysterious process of experimentation. Perfect pairings are something of a 1+1=3 kind of scenario in which you can taste and smell more in both the food and the beer together than…

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Where to buy Local Products in Southwest Louisiana

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…

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Pup Foodie Takes Lake Charles

By Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Don’t get me wrong, I love when my owner comes home from dining out with a doggie bag – but, it’s WAY more fun to get out of the house and actually visit the tasty eateries! Luckily, there are several ‘pawesome’ pet-friendly eateries in the area that I can wag my…

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