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A Trio Of Taste

admin February 29, 2024 Comments Off on A Trio Of Taste

              My wife, Shyla, and I did not really have any plans for the weekend outside of the ordinary household tasks and chores. A buddy had hinted at

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admin February 8, 2024 Comments Off on Mazen’s

Here we are, in the winter doldrums. The time of idle, where we look forward to the pleasant weather of spring and reflect over the past few weeks and the shared memories with family

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Thai Lake Charles 

admin January 18, 2024 Comments Off on Thai Lake Charles 

                When it comes to food, Southwest Louisiana offers flavor and flair. Our little corner of the state is known for its great culture and for having

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1910 Restaurant & Wine Bar

admin December 7, 2023 Comments Off on 1910 Restaurant & Wine Bar

                “Are they even open?” It began as an inside joke between me and my wife, Shyla, but as it turns out, most people don’t know whether

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Patron Mexican Grill

Bill Coyne March 3, 2023 Comments Off on Patron Mexican Grill

2624 Gerstner Memorial Drive, Lake Charles Let’s face it, Southwest Louisiana is saturated with restaurants offering Mexican and Latin cuisine. At last count, in our parish alone, we have amassed more than four dozen

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Nawal’s Kebab House & Grill

Bill Coyne February 20, 2023 Comments Off on Nawal’s Kebab House & Grill

409 W. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles Nothing thrills me more than witnessing our little corner of Louisiana expand, especially when it comes to new restaurants and businesses. Throughout our community, I often hear

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Joe’s Pizza And Pasta

Bill Coyne December 9, 2022 Comments Off on Joe’s Pizza And Pasta

1601 Ruth Street, Sulphur Joe’s is back!  OK, to be fair, Joe’s Pizza and Pasta has been back for a little while now. After 6 months, with hurricane recovery repairs sufficiently completed for a

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Fire & Oak

Bill Coyne November 21, 2022 Comments Off on Fire & Oak

 5656 Nelson Road, Lake Charles Only a few short years ago, Southwest Louisiana was touted as one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. With LNG expansions and petro-chem start ups, people

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Stellar Beans

Bill Coyne October 28, 2022 Comments Off on Stellar Beans

 319 Broad Street, Lake Charles Every year, my health insurance provider requires me and my wife to visit the phlebotomist. In order to provide a good reading, he requires a fasting period of at

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Pat’s Of Henderson

Bill Coyne September 16, 2022 Comments Off on Pat’s Of Henderson

1500 Siebarth Drive, Lake Charles Many rejoiced across Southwest Louisiana as Pat’s of Henderson announced their reopening. Hurricane Laura gutted the building, leaving little more to salvage than countless memories and a brick exterior. 

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