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Cajun Cookin' Words to Know

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…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Burgers

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)…

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#EatSWLA: Abita & Cane Syrup Glazed Shrimp Recipe

Summer and shrimp just go together. One recipe that I feel head over heels in love with was Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill’s Abita & Cane Syrup Glazed Shrimp. Don’t let the ingredients throw you off. I love cane syrup, and leave it to L’Auberge Casino Resort’s award-winning chef Lyle Brossard to pair it…

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Where Ladies Go for Lunch

***Updated June 28, 2017*** When ladies meet up for lunch, it’s about more than good food. Girlfriends seek out establishments with atmospheres conducive to conversation. They want to talk and catch up on things without the imposition of televisions blaring the latest sports trivia and loud music…

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#EatSWLA Culinary Confessions | Waitr Deals

I can’t believe that I’m finally writing this, but there’s something that I need to get off my chest. It isn’t easy to talk about, but here we go. I’m…I am…how do I say this... *deep breath*... I’m addicted to Waitr . It started several months ago. First, it was a sushi roll from Asia every two weeks…

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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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New Brunch Options in Southwest Louisiana

***Updated 10/19/2018*** Southwest Louisiana loves brunch! This truth is evidenced by the success of several new brunch venues in Downtown Lake Charles. These late morning/early afternoon feasts arrive on the heels of several already well-established brunch locations , such as Luna’s Bar and Grill…

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Hail to the King Cake: 12 Ways to Enjoy

It’s been over a month since Twelfth Night, the official opening of Mardi Gras season and the appearance of king cakes. You’d think we’d be tired of all the sugar. ABSOLUTELY NOT! In fact, because of the many varieties of king cake flavors and styles, you’re able to enjoy our beloved Mardi Gras…

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#EatSWLA: Dirty Rice (aka Rice Dressing)

November is here and you KNOW what that means…Thanksgiving. If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine, we begin planning the menu weeks in advance. We also receive our dish assignments. You know – who is bring what. One dish that is always on the table (especially is Cajun Country), and I eagerly…

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