Sample Southwest Louisiana Cuisine
Restaurant Day

As part of the National Tourism Week celebration, May 7-15, the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, in cooperation with the Southwest Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, will present Restaurant Day at a new location on Tuesday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall.

Visitors during that time will be treated to a sampling of some of the most delicious food featured on restaurant and catering menus throughout Calcasieu Parish.

Participants include:
121 Artisan Bistro
Aucoin's Cajun Restaurant
Big Daddy's Sports Grill & Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cedars Greek and Lebanese Restaurant
Cookey's Caterers
Coyote Blues
Delicious Donuts
Homsi's Deli
Isa's Latin Taste
Kem's Restaurant - Sulphur
Longhorn Country Café
Noblese Oblige Teahouse
Papa John's Pizza
Pappy's Catfish Cabin
Peaux Boy's Deli
Pitt Grill
Pujo St. Café
Southern Spice Restaurant & Grill
Steamboat Bill's on the Lakefront
Stellar Beans
Sweets & Treats
Vista Grill at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino

According to the International Culinary Tourism Association, culinary tourism is the hottest niche to emerge within the travel industry in years.  Nearly everyone dines when they travel, and culinary art speaks to all five of our senses.  Research shows that the higher the bill, the more likely the patrons are tourists.  Cuisine is also available year round, unlike other travel activities and attractions.

For more information, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit www.visitlakecharles.org/social.