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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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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#EatSWLA: Bayou Rum Hurricane Cocktail

I’ve experienced a few tropical storms and hurricanes and I have come to the conclusion that my kind of hurricane season is shaken with ice. Big thanks to Bayou Rum for coming up with this sweet sipping cocktail. Louisiana Spirits does an amazing job of distilling a variety of rums. This particular…

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10 Years Since Hurricane Rita

It was a crazy and devastating time in the state of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina forever altered the landscape of south Louisiana. We were hosting countless Katrina evacuees here in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana in area hotels, churches and public buildings. About three weeks later when…

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