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Still The Bird Man

Still The Bird Man

Karla Wall March 5, 2020 Comments Off on Still The Bird Man

Bruce Hamilton Brings Pet Playhouse Back For A New Generation Of Kids Story by Karla Wall • Photos by Jason Carroll, Epic Image Bruce Hamilton can boast of many accomplishments in his life. He’s

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Passion For Food, Family, Team

Passion For Food, Family, Team

Karla Wall February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Passion For Food, Family, Team

Chef Daniel Bunker, Lillie’s, Golden Nugget Lake Charles By Karla Wall Ask most professional chefs when and how they learned to cook and to love food, and they’ll talk about standing at the stove

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Cast Iron Pat

Cast Iron Pat

Karla Wall January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Cast Iron Pat

Dream Big Then Make It Happen: Local Cook Pat Darbonne Talks About Appearing On The Today Show By Karla Wall   If you need proof that persistence pays off and that big dreams do come

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Ben Herrera, 121 Artisan Bistro

Ben Herrera, 121 Artisan Bistro

Karla Wall January 9, 2020 Comments Off on Ben Herrera, 121 Artisan Bistro

Chef’s Spotlight By Karla Wall Before Ben Herrera, owner and executive chef of 121 Artisan Bistro, came to Lake Charles in 1998. A native of Boulder, Colo., he was working as a chef in

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Chef Michael Elliot

Chef Michael Elliot

Karla Wall December 5, 2019 Comments Off on Chef Michael Elliot

Golden Nugget Lake Charles Chef Spotlight • By Karla Wall For Michael Elliot, property executive chef at Golden Nugget Lake Charles, cooking is more than a vocation. “Cooking is my passion,” he says.  Elliot

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Much More Than Just A Hunting Dog

Much More Than Just A Hunting Dog

Karla Wall December 5, 2019 Comments Off on Much More Than Just A Hunting Dog

Louisiana’s State Dog, The Catahoula Leopard Dog, Is A True Jack Of All Trades By Karla Wall The Catahoula Leopard Dog — also known as the Catahoula cur, the Catahoula hound, the Catahoula hog dog

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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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Breaking The Chains

Breaking The Chains

Karla Wall September 5, 2019 Comments Off on Breaking The Chains

Understanding (And Fighting) The Growing Problem Of Human Trafficking By Karla Wall With the recent arrests resulting from a single case of human trafficking discovered at a local hotel, the issue has come into

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Flying On An Engine

Flying On An Engine

Karla Wall August 15, 2019 Comments Off on Flying On An Engine

Three Successful Local Female Business Owners Happen To Be Bikers As Well Story By Karla Wall • Photos By Jason Carroll / Epic Image The stress of owning your own business is enormous —

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Free Spirit

Free Spirit

Karla Wall June 20, 2019 Comments Off on Free Spirit

Chef Ronda Doucet of Cotton Culinary Catering Chef’s Spotlight • By Karla Wall By Karla WallTalking for just a few moments to chef Ronda Doucet, it becomes clear she’s a free spirit. Though she’s

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