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El Dorado Mexican Grill

El Dorado Mexican Grill

Bill Coyne July 2, 2020 Comments Off on El Dorado Mexican Grill

3395 Derek Drive, Lake Charles Oh, it’s such a relief to be able to begin phasing into some sense of normality. Everybody talks about “the new normal,” but I don’t believe anybody has a

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Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Bill Coyne June 18, 2020 Comments Off on Behind Closed Doors

This is really all just a bad dream or some science fiction screenplay, right? I mean, who would’ve believed a few months ago we’d find ourselves swept up by a virus which was capable

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Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine

Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine

Bill Coyne April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine

2612 Kirkman St., Lake Charles As if there’s not enough going on in the world, it’s also my daughter’s senior year, and with that, it’s keeping her and my wife a bit on the

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Chastain’s Food & Spirits

Chastain’s Food & Spirits

Bill Coyne March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Chastain’s Food & Spirits

3922 Ryan St. •  Lake Charles, LA Chastain’s is a long-time favorite of Lake Charles. It has been around for well over 20 years, and that kind of longevity speaks volumes. It’s been through

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Fezzo’s

Fezzo’s

Bill Coyne February 20, 2020 Comments Off on Fezzo’s

Seafood, Steakhouse And Oyster Bar at 720 I-10 S Frontage Road in Scott, La. Every once in a while, it’s nice to stretch our legs and get away from our own backyard. On this

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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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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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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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