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Road Trip; Gumbo Cook-Off

Road Trip; Gumbo Cook-Off

Mario Pacetti November 2, 2017 Comments Off on Road Trip; Gumbo Cook-Off

As a person who travels on a daily basis for work, I always hope I can find some good places to eat. But it really is always a crap shoot as to what I’m

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Calla

Calla

Mario Pacetti October 19, 2017 Comments Off on Calla

1400 Market St. • Lake Charles • 337 419-1980 My wife Chelsea and I recently celebrated our anniversary. We decided to go have a nice dinner at Calla. Roman Seigel had taken over as

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Some Old Favorites

Some Old Favorites

Mario Pacetti October 5, 2017 Comments Off on Some Old Favorites

I would first like to start off by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted by the devastation caused by Harvey and Irma. These two hurricanes have destroyed

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Maplewood Discount & Deli

Maplewood Discount & Deli

Mario Pacetti September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Maplewood Discount & Deli

By Mario Pacetti 4124 Maplewood Dr. • Sulphur • 337-625-5586 If I’ve learned anything over the few years since I started writing this column, it is that you can’t look at the outside of

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Cooking For A Good Cause

Cooking For A Good Cause

Mario Pacetti August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Cooking For A Good Cause

By Mario Pacetti I recently had the opportunity to judge a jambalaya cook-off at the Burton Coliseum for the B.A.A.K. Poker Run. I solicited the help of my good friend Garret Broussard. The event,

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Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

Mario Pacetti July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

By Mario Pacetti I’ve had so much good food lately that I’ve decided to highlight some of it. I’m still amazed by all the different types of food we have in this small piece

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Toga Grill

Toga Grill

Mario Pacetti June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Toga Grill

4439 Nelson Rd. • Lake Charles •337-477-4142 By Mario Pacetti Recently, my friend Sammi Chloun and his family reopened Toga Grill after the completion of their remodel and expansion. The only thing I ever

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Lillie’s At Golden Nugget

Lillie’s At Golden Nugget

Mario Pacetti May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Lillie’s At Golden Nugget

By Mario Pacetti A couple of weeks ago, Chelsea and I decided to have our date night at Lillie’s at the Golden Nugget. The only place at the Nugget we were fond of was

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The Bad Apple Saloon

The Bad Apple Saloon

Mario Pacetti May 18, 2017 Comments Off on The Bad Apple Saloon

3436 Ryan St., Lake Charles • 337-474-2294 By Mario Pacetti My buddy Jerrett Overmyer left the cooking profession for a while. He was working at Stine in Lake Charles when an opportunity for him

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Pousson’s Seafood

Pousson’s Seafood

Mario Pacetti April 20, 2017 Comments Off on Pousson’s Seafood

5920 Common St., Lake Charles • 337-477-1075 By Mario Pacetti Well, this past year was a complete bust for me with regards to eating crawfish. I was down with two different knee surgeries. That

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