Guest David Faulk, the director of the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Museum, joins hosts Brady and Anna on Louisiana’s Playground to discuss Louisiana’s premiere festival, Mardi Gras! The trio discusses the roots of Mardi Gras and how the Lake Area promotes a family-friendly celebration. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades and king cake, find the best ways to join in on the fun! 


David Faulk is the director of the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, a title he’s held for six years. His floral and costume designer background prepared him for the role with how both tie into the Mardi Gras celebration. Now he gets to celebrate Fat Tuesday all year long and help preserve more than a century of history in the Lake Area. 


Pronia's Deli and Bakery has been a local family-owned and operated eatery Lake Charles community since 1989. Annette and Leroy Proni use Cajun French and Sicilian recipes for their savory menu that boasts everything a variety of delicious lunch options, more notably their traditional muffulettas and tamales, personal-size pizzas, and more. The cozy bakery is most known for its baked goods, including a wide variety of king cakes, wedding cakes, custom cakes, cupcakes, cannolis, and cookies!


@visitlakecharles In Episode 10 of Louisiana’s Playground Podcast, Anna and Brady visit Pronia's Deli and Bakery in Lake Charles! 🎙️🧁 Pronia's is a local family-owned and operated eatery that has been a staple in Lake Charles since 1989. Annette and Leroy Proni were inspired to open a deli for their grandchildren from a recipe written on a brown paper bag. Using Cajun French and Sicilian recipes, their savory menu offers everything from po'boys, muffulettas, tamales, pizzas, pasta, salads, potato bowls, and more. They are well known for their baked goods including king cakes, cupcakes, cakes, cannolis, and cookies!🍰 📍 3021 Kirkman St, Lake Charles 🎙Listen here or anywhere you get your podcast: visitlakecharles.org/podcast/ Envie (sounds like an·vi) Eats: The desire to eat. A lot. #LouisianasPlayground #EnvieEats #Podcast #VisitLakeCharles #pronias #bakery #sicilian #sicily #siciliano #cajun #cajunfrench ##mardigras #carnival #fattuesday #travel #kingcake #kingcakes #kingcakeseason #kingcakebaby #lakecharles #lakecharlesla #Louisiana ♬ That's Amore - Instrumental - The Hit Crew