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Where to Eat during Lent in Lake Charles

3/5/2018 by Kacie Carlson
Posted In:  Culinary
There is one in every crowd. You know that one friend who says, “Guys it’s Friday, I can’t eat that!” Usually, that friend is me! You see, I’m your typical, Catholic girl and if you’re like me, on Fridays during our Lenten season, you can forget about eating red meat or poultry. But don’t worry, you’ll never go hungry in Southwest Louisiana – no
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Crawfish

1/30/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? Nope… crawfish season ! I’ve never loved a crustacean more than when I see a big tray of freshly boiled Louisiana crawfish coming my direction. YUM! But where do you find the best crawfish in Southwest Louisiana? I went to Trip Advisor to see where people find their crawdads – fresh or boiled.
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How to Make Shrimp Étouffée

10/30/2017 by Lindsay Mattingly
Posted In:  Culinary
I have a kind of embarrassing confession – I can never spell “étouffée” correctly. I get tripped up and lost on how many t’s, f’s, and e’s there are in this French word meaning “smothered.” And where do the accent marks go?? Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but my maiden name is LaBove – I have Cajun French in my blood! I should know
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Louisiana Food Groups

4/26/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
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 Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know
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#EatSWLA: Calcasieu Crawfish and Grits

3/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Growing up in Central Louisiana, my dinner plate didn’t often showcase fresh seafood . Sure – there are great places to find seafood in that part of Louisiana, but it wasn’t as easy as it is here in Cajun Country! One dish I was always dying to try was Cajun Shrimp and Grits. I love grits. I love shrimp. It seemed like the perfect combination. That
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Cajun Oyster Stew

2/27/2017 by Chef Derrill Guidry
Posted In:  Culinary
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 brown roux instead of heavy cream. The history of
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TripAdvisor Says: Best Places for a Seafood Platter

8/29/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
There is nothing quite like a good seafood platter. Fried shrimp, catfish, softshell crabs, hush puppies, okra, French fries and MORE. We went to TripAdvisor to collect a few reviews on where you can find a finger-licking good seafood platter. Let’s eat! “Always good” Steamboat Bills on the Lake - Reviewed by Suzybee51 on June 30, 2016 “We had
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