Author: Eric Cormier

Grit + Glory

Star Power | Prior to opening Luna Bar and Grill in Lake Charles, Chef Dave Evans had a satori. He conceived of the notion of selling sandwiches named after the planets. The Earth Burger, Venus, Neptune,…

Spice of Life

Along the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail, you can sample all varieties of this deliciously spicy Louisiana staple.

Louisiana made

Throughout the state there are producers working at pleasing a palate.Here are a few Louisiana food companies that have succeeded, some for more than a century and some that could be considered newbies in the state food culture.Southern BBQ Sauce:…

On the air with Moon Griffon

Moon Griffon is the anti-radio guy. If you don’t believe it, check out his radio show, which he proudly opens with the greeting “How y’all are?” popularized by the late Cajun comedian Justin Wilson.It’s not the smooth, refined or grammatically…

What the Doctor Ordered

Every day since 1971, Lake Charles pharmacist Frank Pryce has driven the same car down the same block to his family’s business.Pryce bought the orange-and-white Buick Skylark for $7,500. When people ask him if he will ever get rid of…

Eye of the Storm

In the shadow of Katrina, the parishes of “Imperial Calcasieu” stagger from Rita n a Tuesday evening. George Swift is popping a bag of popcorn in his Lake Charles home, marking the end of another day, most of which he…