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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars - 2018

8/24/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN: October 27 from 11 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Brimstone Museum
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A Cookie Scavenger Hunt with a Tasty Prize!

7/30/2018 by Amos Orr
Posted In:  Culinary
Like many people with the best of intentions, I try to watch what I eat, but there comes a time when I have to throw caution to the wind and indulge my cravings, especially when my curiosity is piqued by the allure of a scavenger hunt with the simple question: Where is Alice P? Fact: Life is better with a fresh-baked cookie! It was that simple
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Mama Reta Seems Like My Mama Too!

6/13/2018 by Angie Manning
Posted In:  Culinary
Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like.
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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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Worth the Trip: Unique Foods to Eat in Lake Charles

10/24/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Of course, Southwest Louisiana (the whole state, really!) is known for its amazing food. And sure – Lake Charles has got the staples – fresh seafood, smoked boudin, savory gumbos, and sweet bread pudding. But – what if you’re in the mood for something different, unique or downright crazy? I’ve done my culinary research and put together a pretty
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Fried Chicken

7/6/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
There is something special about fried chicken. People all over the world have their own special love for this Southern fare. I bet you even have a preference. I cannot resist a piece of dark meat, crunchy with a touch of spice. Pair it with a soft roll, fried okra, and a sweet tea and I’m happy! I’ve searched Trip Advisor for the local and
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Suppertime in Sulphur

6/23/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
When visiting Southwest Louisiana, the town of Sulphur offers many worthy destinations – Adventure Point and the gateway to the Creole Nature Trail , the Brimstone Museum , and Henning Cultural Center . You’ll find great shopping too. Check out Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures . And while you’re out exploring, you’re likely to get hungry. No problem! There
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Cajun Cookin' Words to Know

6/20/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
One thing that sets Louisiana apart from anywhere else in the United States is our delicious food. We always have a reason to gather and eat! The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know what to do with the bounty that nature provides. But, if you’re visiting the area, you’ll probably see some “interesting” words and
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Burgers

6/15/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Sure, summer is all about being outdoors, enjoying the warm weather, pool and grilling. But in Southwest Louisiana when it’s 100% humidity and 90+ degrees outside, it’s hard to WANT to stand next to a blazing barbecue pit. So where do you go when you’re craving a juicy hamburger (or cheeseburger) and not have to worry about breaking a sweat? We’ve
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