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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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The Cinderella night of Mardi Gras manifests on Lundi Gras, Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. with a lavish promenade of more than 60 krewes’ royalty in extravagant, glittering costumes before Read More →
Catch a chicken at the 38th annual Mardi Gras Run on Tuesday, February 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 503 E Highway 90, in the town of Iowa. Doors open at 8 a.m., the Mardi Gras floats Read More →
In conjunction with Seven Slots Society, jeep lovers unite to roll down Ryan Street in this jammin' jeep parade. To participate, visit a Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles - parade rolls at 5 p.m. Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday Read More →
Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles. Hot rods, classics and motorcycles. Starting at 3pm Parade Routes style="margin-right: Read More →