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Old 11-04-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Monroe!
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All I know is that its similar to Monroe in population and has a nice lake. I really want to check this area out, but i dont want to be disappointed. But i heard about Cotton's. LAKE CHUCK, talk to me baby, or you just like Shreveport, TX......Lake Charles, TX
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Good restaurants would be Cotton's, Luna (downtown), Pujo Street Cafe (downtown), Casa Manana, and Mazen's (which is high end). Those aren't chains, they're local places. L'Auberge has some nice places too, but it gets pricey there.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Lake Charles, the crime is relatively low, but there is nothing happening here. Downtown needs a major revitalization. LC has so much potential but it has not been bought to life.

You can get some good food though!

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Old 11-08-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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social scene what the casinos. and thanks to that person pointing out our 5 restaraunts. lake chuck may may not be dead but it is on life support and the last gallon of fuel was just put in tank of generator. its way worse than i thought. its safe allright but friday nite on ryan i saw 8 cars. 5 were police cars. ctgo writer hopes chavez doesn't pull his plug. seafood palace s the best during crawfish and crab season. the beer is cold. david does a good job with what hes got but lets not forget old money ok tony's come to mind also' mazens high end? please just a bunch of palastiens passing thru.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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I certainly don't forget old money; if you have a point you should actually make it. Say what needs to be said.

I forgot Harlequin.

There are several chain restaurants - Olive Garden, O'Charley's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, Johnny Carino's, BWW, Logan's, Casa Ole, two Japanese restaurants (forget the names).
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
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What the city needs to do is annex in order to increase pop. Really there are about 17,000 people living outside the limits who should be part of the city. They use all of its services anyways.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Castle Hills
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lake chuck is all but dead. i am a 5th generation lake charles ara resident and i spek the truth. if you not a dr. lawyer or a member of the good ole boys at mcneese college forget it. if your not old money this is not the place for you. no jobs over minum wage unless petrochemical people w/out a masters or higher degree. houses are high insurance agents are among the riches people in lake chales. what does that tell you. rita, just about drove the last nail in our coffin. and the insurance people oh, they are all ok. its easy they dont pay for damages from rita. one excuse after the other. we have as many pet supply stores as we do eating places. most chain food places left after rita for who knows why. thats a good question. why did they all leave? you don't know the people here i'd say keep moving. sorry to say.
This guy is correct. I lived in Lake Charles most of my life and honestly there isn't much to do there at all. There are very few jobs other than working in the plants (Oil refineries) for the locals, or Doctors, lawyers, insurance companies, etc. Most of the other jobs are minimum wage. A lot of my family still lives there because they are basically trapped, they were never able to save up much money, so they cannot get out of there. It is decently safe there but thats about it. The downtown area desperately needs a makeover, its all but dead in the downtown area.. practically

The best place to eat if you like Cajun food is Steamboat bills. They have very good cajun dishes... Seafood gumbo, Crawfish/Shrimp Etouffee, Red beans and rice, Cajun fried shrimp, and THE BEST boiled crawfish!

Steamboat bills is THE ONLY thing I like about Lake Charles. I moved away from there 8 years ago and dread going there to visit family because its so depressing there. Its really sad.

Lafayette is much bigger than lake charles and there is more to do, but its also a depressed area as well.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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Default im just saying what a lot of people are thinking.downtown;dead jobs needed cash infusion needed just look at kemah,tx it

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This guy is correct. I lived in Lake Charles most of my life and honestly there isn't much to do there at all. There are very few jobs other than working in the plants (Oil refineries) for the locals, or Doctors, lawyers, insurance companies, etc. Most of the other jobs are minimum wage. A lot of my family still lives there because they are basically trapped, they were never able to save up much money, so they cannot get out of there. It is decently safe there but thats about it. The downtown area desperately needs a makeover, its all but dead in the downtown area.. practically

The best place to eat if you like Cajun food is Steamboat bills. They have very good cajun dishes... Seafood gumbo, Crawfish/Shrimp Etouffee, Red beans and rice, Cajun fried shrimp, and THE BEST boiled crawfish!

Steamboat bills is THE ONLY thing I like about Lake Charles. I moved away from there 8 years ago and dread going there to visit family because its so depressing there. Its really sad.

Lafayette is much bigger than lake charles and there is more to do, but its also a depressed area as well.
look at kemah texas there condition was worse if possible than lake charles but they turned it around. supposedly the calcasieu police jury still has money for improvments to the city from hurricane rita in '05. why? kemah is now a nice place to go and eat and stay the night,what are we saving that crappy beach front for but even that won't bring good jobs. i am now to old to move pull up stakes and start over. i came back to care for grandparents and did not realize i was growing old also. we have good police and sheriff dept. but, something is seriously wrong with the ability for this city to grow. all the ,most of all the new people have gone south of the city for barbe h.s. and i graduated from barbe in the 70's but come on from 1-10 to 210 this city is d.o.a. south of 1-10 could be its own city as well as north of 1-10. moss bluff could be its own city and is lookout for citgo man when the first round of layoffs come. there coming. the mayor is a good guy but i don't know what it will take to turn this city around. just thank god no hurricane hit us this year. it could have been the final straw so to speak. baton rouge doesn't even no we exsist and if not for lucinda williams song lake charles neither would east texas. sulphur is nothing but carpetbaggers and the people north of that had just as son be in texas,sad to say. and what 2 or 4 lane interstate is that that goes from south to north in louisiana? and did we lose some people from katrina, just look at u.of houstons football team this year.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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visited family in houston t-day.the hotel we stayed in was a 5 star but they realiaze the economy was down so we got it for about a 2star price. around the hotel there was about 10-15 nice eating places and they would bring you not to mention the 30 or so in the mall. everything was 1st class and the people went out of there way to help you. beautiful firework display t-day nite and plenty of free samples and food. came back to l.c. and it looked like it was empty. come on this could be a beautiful town with our kids staying. nice hotels and great eating places.they lack our charm, but our tonys wendys and mcdondls was open.i hate to see lake chuck going down. what can we do.i am proud of my hometown is there a plan? i want my kids to stay and live life to the fullest. and oh yea the gas was cheaper there? everything was less exspensive. and, we have a state income tax. ??????
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply.

I'll tell y'all how my trip to Lake Charles was the weekend that I go down & back from there TBA in April 2010 with my friend Sean. Going to that part of the world, we've only been to Houston before we knew each other.

Thanks again.

fallguy
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