LAKE CHARLES, La. (January 28, 2015)-Michael Krajicek of Botsky's Premium Hotdogs was recently honored as Restaurateur of the Year at the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association's annual meeting held in Many, La., at the Louey Awards tourism industry luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Krajicek received the award for his dedication to Botsky's being an experienced-driven restaurant with ties to the community, the arts, festivals and culture of Louisiana as a whole. As a musician, Krajicek has been an avid supporter of downtown concerts, art walks, and cultural events. Krajicek has even brought Louisiana's hometown cooking into the mix with alligator dogs and crawfish étouffée toppings.

"Louey awards are presented to tourism professionals who go to great lengths to enhance the state's $10.8 billion tourism industry that employs one out of every ten Louisiana citizens," said Darienne Mobley, Co-Executive Director, Louisiana Travel Promotion Association. "These are also the same industry members who have tourism's best interest in mind and are those we can depend on to advocate on the industry's behalf."

"It is an absolute honor to represent the experience that Lake Charles has to offer. There are so many great things in store for downtown Lake Charles and I'm humbled to be a part of all the action," said Michael Krajicek, owner of Botsky's Premium Hotdogs.

The Louisiana Culinary Trails Taste-umentary YouTube video celebrates the local food scene and features Southwest Louisiana restaurants like Botsky's. Check it out at www.visitlakecharles.org/seafood.

For more information, visit Botsky's at 104 W. Pujo St. or find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/Botskys.

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