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Ninth Annual Best of 225 Awards

Ninth Annual Best of 225 Awards

Find the winners and runners-up, plus a list of foodie picks to help you discover more hidden gems in the Red Stick.
Basic Sweet Cream Gelato

Basic Sweet Cream Gelato

Sweet cream gelato is a cool, delicious end to a casual summer meal.
Grilled Corn Chow Chow

Grilled Corn Chow Chow

A versatile summer condiment, Grilled Corn Chow Chow adds a tangy crunch to the sliders.
Outdoor enthusiast

Outdoor enthusiast

Kathy Dumesnil used to refer to herself as a "weekend painter."
Proof in the Pool

Proof in the Pool

Tank Proof, the brainchild of 24-year-old twins Torrence and Thurman Thomas is a new campaign aimed at solving one of the city's least talked about problems: the high percent of African American children who do not know how to swim.
What's New

What's New

Beausoleil Restaurant & Bar got more comfortable in its space last month, adding a new bar and banquet space.
Future's so Bright

Future's so Bright

Summer style
Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan

Outdoors specialist shares her very favorite things
What's Up

What's Up

Every choice behind the bar at Olive or Twist is about perfecting the art of the cocktail.
Former B.R. guitarist gets techy in Houston

Former B.R. guitarist gets techy in Houston

CEO and founder of Dark Lake Digital and a financial planning and analysis manager at Technip in Houston
Firedup

Firedup

Your last-minute Fourth of July guide
Reasons to cheat?

Reasons to cheat?

Our bodies are all a little different, and people react differently to different foods, but there are also some rules that pretty much apply to everyone.
Rags reborn

Rags reborn

Newer doesn't always equal better when it comes to style.
Leah Gray

Leah Gray

Aristocracy owner describes her ideal party
Top chefs

Top chefs

The James Beard Foundation is known for recognizing talented chefs from across the country, and often bringing them to the James Beard House in New York City's West Village to show off their skills for dinner guests.
The sum of its parts

The sum of its parts

Dim sum satisfies our endless fascination with intricate edibles you can eat with your fingers.
In the tiki room

In the tiki room

It's kind of hard to go to a place called The Rum House and not order rum.
Maison Lacour

Maison Lacour

Graciously serving Baton Rouge since 1986.
Power lunch

Power lunch

Reclaiming a lost tradition of noontime cocktails
Passion fruit

Passion fruit

Certain wines provoke strong feelings, and this month, we're looking at particular varietals and flavor profiles that provoke a powerful response.
Ready for a crab boil

Ready for a crab boil

Summertime is peak season for succulent blue crabs from Louisiana's coastal waters and estuaries, and a backyard crab boil is one of the best ways to enjoy this local crustacean.
Dining In: Summer casual

Dining In: Summer casual

With Fourth of July festivities upon us, we thought it would be fun to do a traditional summertime menu—but with a twist and a bit of sophistication.
More cheese, please

More cheese, please

Belle Ecorce Farms
Taylor Ahrens Alexander

Taylor Ahrens Alexander

Alexander's Tadpole Academy teaches children swimming and floating techniques as early as 18 months.
Water born

Water born

45 years and thousands of students later, two friends continue teaching Baton Rouge's youth how to swim
Answer me

Answer me

The competition and community of local trivia nights
Our BEST is back

Our BEST is back

It's become an annual tradition to celebrate the best in the Capital Region. This issue marks our ninth edition of the Best of 225, and it just happens to be our largest issue to date.
The problem with praise

The problem with praise

Welcome to the Best of 225, Baton Rouge's annual praise-a-thon when we turn the reins over to you, our readers.
Sound decisions

Sound decisions

Meet the local guys who make live music sing
Music: Best Bets

Music: Best Bets

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Essence Music Festival returns to New Orleans with another impressive lineup.
Art's night out

Art's night out

Another hot summer, another cool Art Melt
Arts: Best Bets

Arts: Best Bets

Wrapping up its return to the Old State Capitol, an exhibit of works by the late photographer Fonville Winans is currently on view.



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Baton Rouge Business Report Basic Sweet Cream Gelato 130x130-1
Basic Sweet Cream Gelato

Learn the steps to making your own gelato!

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But can they karaoke a tune?

Ranking the Miss USA contestants’ singing skills

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All the toys to the yard

Summer fun in style

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Crepe Making 101


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