Until Aug. 12, elite athletes from all over the world are competing for the gold in the 2012 Olympics in London. Because most of us can't be in London to watch, the next best thing is to head down Sherwood Forest Boulevard until you see the iconic red double-decker bus that marks The Londoner. Better known for its beer selection, The Londoner also provides an array of London-themed drinks from the 007 to the Witty Brit. While you're praying for your favorite athlete—like former LSU track star Lolo Jones—maybe you could use a little help from the Baptist Preacher ($9). Like a good sermon, it'll leave you shaken, not stirred. This classic Manhattan is made with Elijah Craig 12-year-old Bourbon and sweet vermouth. Garnished with a lemon twist, the amber drink is not harsh, but smooth and soothing, perfect to celebrate a well-deserved win or for consolation after a devastating loss.
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How to master the fish fillet
Step-by-step instructions for filleting fresh fish, which is a particularly useful culinary skill for those of us fortunate enough to live in southeast Louisiana.
Social media style
With our cover story featuring 25 must-follow Twitter accounts in Baton Rouge, and examining the growing social media site's impact on the local community, we wondered what Twitter might look like in the flesh—living, breathing, fashionable flesh. Prices are approximate, and price and availability are subject to change. (Styling: Erin Mehta)
Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.