Food & Drink

Baton Rouge has a Barista Guild now, and it is working to change the city one throwdown at a time

Coffee and community tend to go hand in hand. Just peek inside any of the city's coffee shops, where people are collaborating, producing and reuniting. Baton Rouge’s newest organization, the Barista Guild of Baton Rouge, is all about the coffee-makers themselves, and they've got some serious goals for this community. 225 Dine talked with the city’s newest group about what its members have up their sleeves for the city. WHAT IS…

Style & Home

Baton Rouge native Brooks Nader is making a name for herself in New York City’s fast-paced fashion world

Styling: Elle Marie | Hair: CeKeisha Williams | Makeup: Shelby Mumphrey Brooks Nader has been back in Baton Rouge for less than an hour, and all she wants is a bag of hot fries. “Please, mom. Please,” she begs her mother, Holland Nader. It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and Brooks has been awake and traveling since 4 a.m. The Manhattan-based model caught an early flight to Baton Rouge to spend the holiday…

Things to do

Plan ahead with our calendar of all the 2018 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parades and festivities

Some people say Christmas is the best time of the year, but here in Louisiana, we know Mardi Gras season takes the cake. The good news is it's already fast approaching! With more than seven parades in Baton Rouge alone, there are plenty of opportunities to get your fill of fun this year. Krewe of Mutts parade happens Jan. 28 Kick off the parade season with the CAAWS Mystique Krewe of…

Our City

The surprisingly approachable hobby of raising chickens and bees in the city

Eric Reimsnyder wants one of his chickens to carry the rings down the aisle at his wedding this year. Of course, city rules about taking backyard chickens off your own property make it impossible, but a man can dream. Salt, Pepper and Tony have become a spirited part of Reimsnyder’s family in just a year. Salt jumps on his shoes every time he steps into the yard; Tony follows in…