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Cajun Flavors


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.

Brews & Spirits

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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Stir the Pot

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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