LAKE CHARLES, La. (May 1, 2013)-One thing is for sure, residents and visitors alike love to eat the delicious cuisine that is cooking in Southwest Louisiana's restaurants. In honor of National Tourism Week, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is implementing a "Take Your Taste Buds on Tour" campaign, encouraging everyone to celebrate our cuisine and take advantage of restaurant discounts.

"The bureau worked with local restaurants and devised a coupon program with discounts available May 4-11. This way, patrons can eat out during the week and savor the flavor of our culinary arts found in Southwest Louisiana," said Angie Manning, communications director.

The "Take Your Taste Buds on Tour" campaign is taking the place of the traditional Restaurant Day during National Tourism Week. To download coupons, log onto www.visitlakecharles.org/yum. For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588.

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