From jambalaya, gumbo and spicy crawfish to boudin and bread pudding, it's no wonder that Southwest Louisiana is famous for its Cajun cuisine. Cajuns in Southwest Louisiana like to tap their toes to good music while dining, and several restaurants in the area feature live Cajun tunes or local talent. Dine on delicious down-home seafood or fine dining seasoned to perfection. Here, the cuisine is as robust and steamy as Louisiana in the summertime—from étouffée to jambalaya, mudbugs to courtboullion, and everything in between. For the best places in Calcasieu Parish to taste boudin, check out the “Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail” where you can get a variety of boudin flavors straight from the boudin masters. The boudin trail can be found at www.visitlakecharles.org/boudintrail or contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau for a brochure, 808-456-7952.
For a searchable directory of restaurants in Southwest Louisiana, visit the Chamber of Southwest Louisiana’s website at www.allianceswla.org.
This section contributed by:
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor’s Bureau