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Umami Japanese Restaurant

Umami Japanese Restaurant

Bill Coyne January 9, 2020 Comments Off on Umami Japanese Restaurant

915 East Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles • 337-478-1600 Table Salt • Bill Coyne What is Umami? By definition, Umami is the fifth flavor; after sweet, salty, bitter and sour comes savory and deep.

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121 Artisan Bistro

121 Artisan Bistro

Bill Coyne December 19, 2019 Comments Off on 121 Artisan Bistro

121 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr. •  Lake Charles, LA Table Salt • By Bill Coyne It seems as if Southwest Louisiana gains a new restaurant every week. People flock to the latest opening to

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The Captain’s Table Of Lake Charles

The Captain’s Table Of Lake Charles

Bill Coyne December 5, 2019 Comments Off on The Captain’s Table Of Lake Charles

Table Salt By Bill Coyne Lake Charles finally has its very own oyster bar. What makes for a true “oyster bar”?  We can walk into quite a few places around here and be served oysters

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Sunday Brunch At The Villa Harlequin

Sunday Brunch At The Villa Harlequin

Bill Coyne November 21, 2019 Comments Off on Sunday Brunch At The Villa Harlequin

Sunday brunch. It’s an oddly timed meal. Not quite the breakfast which, perhaps, you had planned for the morning until you realized your failed ambitions of getting out of bed on time. Yet, it’s not

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Chef Larry Mannheimer

Chef Larry Mannheimer

Bill Coyne November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Chef Larry Mannheimer

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse Chef’s Spotlight • By Karla Wall When Chef Larry Mannheimer, executive chef at Vic and Anthony’s Steakhouse in Golden Nugget Lake Charles, was invited to be one of the 15

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Wine And Cheese Boards

Wine And Cheese Boards

Bill Coyne November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Wine And Cheese Boards

Perfect Pairings Charcuterie and cheese. Are they an appetizer? A meal?  They’re whatever you need them to be.  A charcuterie and cheese plate is a break from the norm. It’s an option that allows

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Food Trucks

Food Trucks

Bill Coyne October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Food Trucks

Fantastic food is not limited to large fully stocked kitchens in buildings with permanent fixtures, decor and a swanky bar off to the side. Some of the best food you’ve never had might be

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1910 Restaurant And Wine Bar

1910 Restaurant And Wine Bar

Bill Coyne October 3, 2019 Comments Off on 1910 Restaurant And Wine Bar

949 Ryan St. • Lake Charles, LA I try to go to the restaurants I review as often as possible with my wife.  Doing so allows for more dishes, more pictures and more detail

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Lagunas Mexican Grill And Cantina

Lagunas Mexican Grill And Cantina

Bill Coyne September 19, 2019 Comments Off on Lagunas Mexican Grill And Cantina

Just on the edge of the business district in downtown Lake Charles at 1201 Lakeshore Dr. is a building that was home to an old car dealership before it sat vacant for many years.

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Prime Butcher And Brasserie

Prime Butcher And Brasserie

Bill Coyne September 5, 2019 Comments Off on Prime Butcher And Brasserie

3505 Country Club Rd. • Lake Charles, LA Southwest Louisiana is expanding day by day, and the dining choices that come with this growth are a huge benefit for the residents and also for

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