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Jambalaya, gumbo, spicy crawfishboudin and bread pudding, these are just a few things you can sample of Southwest Louisiana's famous Cajun French and Creole cuisine. Cajuns in Southwest Louisiana like to tap their toes to good music while dining, and several restaurants in the Southwest Louisiana area feature live Cajun tunes almost every night of the week.

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A few new attractions include Crying Eagle Brewing Company and Rikenjaks Brewing Company with craft beer, music and outdoor areas – not to mention –  the Bayou Rum Distillery. Learn more at www.visitlakecharles.org/brews

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For those times you are feeling creative and want the taste of Southwest Louisiana but can't make it to one of our restaurants, how about trying your hand at one of these delicious recipes! Many recipes on here have been submitted by local restaurants; so if done properly, you'll be eating like a Cajun King in no time!

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Eating Guide IconClick here for an online brochure on the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail

 

 

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Local business leaders and social organizations take to the streets on festive Mardi Gras floats from the Lake Charles Civic Center to Ryan Street, ending at Sale Road. span Read More →
Sara Evans is an American country music singer and songwriter. Evans has released seven studio albums: Three Chords and the Truth, No Place That Far, Born to Fly, Restless, Real Fine Read More →
A parade of costumed pets and their owners makes for a whimsical, carnival atmosphere. The title of "Mystical Dog" is given to the most strikingly costumed participant. One of the most highly Read More →
The public tastes from every pot of chicken and sausage, seafood or wild game gumbo in a hot contest of more than 60 teams on Saturday, February 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Read More →
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is a family-friendly festival and even has an entire day devoted to kids! Children’s Day, a free event open to children ages 3 to 11, combines Mardi Gras fun Read More →