Food & Drink

Chef Ryan Andre and Chase Lyons team up to open new Asian concept in Mid City

Fresh off a strong showing on the Food Network’s Chopped, Chef Ryan Andre has announced he and Chase Lyons—whom he previously worked with while the two were at City Pork—will open a new Asian restaurant in Mid City. Soji will be at 5050 Government St., near the intersection of South Foster Drive, in a building that was formerly home to a Rotolo’s Pizzeria. A group of local investors purchased the building for…

Style & Home

Style: Coming up roses

Spring is back, and Baton Rouge is beginning to bloom again. City-shuttering freezes? Bye! (We won’t miss you.) Like a breath of fresh air, local boutiques are trading heavy coats for light, graceful separates in muted pastels and neutrals. And with details like ruffles, bows, billowy sleeves and shimmering textures, it’s all as sweet and romantic as a flower. Styling: Elle Marie Photography: Charlene Guilliams Floral arrangements: Merry Floral Model:…

Things to do

Express yourself at BRCC’s Arts Fest, with art, writing and music activities starting March 12

Surround yourself with fellow creatives at Baton Rouge Community College's Arts Fest. The festival, now in its 10th year, kicks off next Monday, March 12, and will run through Friday, March 23. The Arts Fest features a diverse group of local and student artists, along with nationally and internationally renowned visiting artists. The festival includes a range of activities, such as art demos, lectures, discussions, creative writing workshops, spoken word…

Our City

Ready or not, the Frisbee frenzy is coming. And Baton Rouge’s own Catholic High is leading the way

Baton Rouge sits in the heart of football country. But another smaller, yet ever-growing sport is slowly beginning to take the city by storm. A decade ago, Ultimate Frisbee was considered by many to be nothing more than a leisure activity. Some groups formed club teams in sporadic parts of the country, but the vast majority of people were in the dark on the rules—or even the fact that the…