Destination Updates

Hurricane Delta made landfall on Oct. 9 in Southwest Louisiana, which was also recently impacted by Hurricane Laura on August 27. There is devastation to many properties, businesses, and homes. Click the link for information on the destination for businesses and restaurants that are open and events that have been confirmed. See What's Open!

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Cajun Oyster Stew

Back in the day, New Orleans’ cooks created a butter and cream-based oyster soup that was so rich it was referred to as oyster stew. The creamy offering is really delicious, but being born and raised in SWLA—Lake Charles — I prefer an oyster stew that represents my SWLA roots, one prepared with a…

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Fur & Wildlife Festival

Photo by www.parkerbrandcreative.com By Angie Kay Dilmore Calling all sportsmen (and women and children, too)! On January 9-10, 2015, the coastal town of Cameron will host its annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival. This popular event has been entertaining festival-goers since 1955…

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Hurricane Museum Progress

www.nhmsc.com Yesterday I was standing on the shoreline of Lake Charles right where the National Hurricane Museum & Science Center will be located one day among elected officials, community leaders and employees of State Farm and Entergy. It was surreal because this dream of building a…

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5 Must Eat Fried Foods in Lake Charles

Crispy, juicy and often salty - and when prepared correctly, nothing satisfies me like fried food. In fact, I sometimes only eat fried food when I travel. While I’m not a food expert, I did grow up in a household that traded in their Fry Daddy for a Fry Pappy (a larger model of the popular Fry Daddy…

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