COVID 19 Guidelines

Governor John Bel Edwards has formally renewed the state's public health emergency. A statewide mask mandate has now been extended through September 29 for all people, regardless of vaccination status, if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained indoors. Please be sure to have a mask with you when traveling. More Info

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Fire & Oak - One of Lake Charles' Newest Restaurants

Header Photo by @aballbounced Fire & Oak – Lake Charles’ Newest Restaurant Ever since the words “Fire & Oak” were whispered as a rumor in my ear, I have been eagerly anticipating the realization of Chef Andrew Green’s new restaurant. The name sparks the imagination and immediately whisks me away…

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Lulu's Snocones Makes an Epic Comeback🍧

The hype around Lulu's opening initially in August was unreal, but worth every minute of waiting patiently in line. It was only three weeks later that Hurricane Laura would put a temporary stop to Ashley and Jonathan's newfound passion. Lulu's loyal fans kept up with their recovery via social media…

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Rikenjaks - Story of Resilience

Frankie Randazzo and Jay Ecker are a dream team when it comes to creating dining/entertainment experiences that highlight the best parts of a community - from food to music. Jay, a longtime musician in the Lake Charles area, focuses on showcasing talent practically every night of the week, so it…

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Mardi Gras Treats with a Twist! 🍦🍰

From cocktails to milkshakes, many local businesses can't get enough of king cake during Mardi Gras season! Here are some of our favorite king cake-inspired treats found around Southwest Louisiana that are unique twists on the traditional King Cake! 1. Bayou King Cake Daiquiri from Bayou Rum…

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8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

It’s only a few more days until Thanksgiving. It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Of course every family has their traditions when it comes to the Thanksgiving Day and the menu. This year, I challenge you to give your dinner a touch of SPICE with some Cajun inspired dishes. 1. Add the “Trinity” to…

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Brown Baggin' It

Brown Baggin' It! The Brown Bag Cafe, located at 2251 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, right here in Lake Charles, is a classic hometown dining experience where you can enjoy great food and great fellowship. It is a one of a kind, warm your heart, fill your belly hotspot that has become popular among…

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Geaux Insane! For Boudin.

Let's Geaux Y'all! Boudin is not just “a dish”. It is a staple of Cajun culture. It is an art. It is personal. There is no "liking" Boudin….if you're a fan, you're all in and you love it! I am definitely a fan and I believe I have stumbled upon some of the best Boudin in Louisiana! Yes, I said it…

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A Guide to Breakfast, Brunch, and Beverages

It’s no secret that Louisiana is known for its delicious food. And Lake Charles has plenty of options to satisfy any appetite. Now, if you are like me, you wake up ready for a meal so I set out to put together some of the best places to enjoy breakfast and brunch right here in Louisiana's…

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