Food & Drink

First Look: Plantry Cafe, serving elevated plant-based fare and high tea, to open in October

Correction: This story has been updated to fix a typo in the address of Plantry Café. Two years in the making, the Plantry Café is finally set to open for lunch on Monday, Oct. 9, in the space formerly occupied by Kabuki Sushi and Japanese Steak House. The new plant-based restaurant, bar and tearoom is the brainchild of Katie Crifasi, a physician and Baton Rouge native. Inside, diners will find…

Style & Home

A local boutique’s tinsel-trimmed vintage tees stand out at LSU tailgates

While most people at football games this fall will be sweating or squinting in the light, there will be another kind of glistening happening in the stands: glitzy game-day T-shirts, courtesy of a local women’s boutique.  MAREM Boutique’s limited collection of one-of-a-kind, tinsel-trimmed tiger tees give new life to well-loved, vintage and secondhand shirts. Made in collaboration with South Carolina brand carolineliz, each unique shirt is enhanced with shiny strips…

Things to do

October 2023’s calendar of can’t-miss events around Baton Rouge

Where to play around Baton Rouge this month All month Follow the corn The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens’ annual Corn Maze at Burden is back with tall stalks and other seasonal activities. Each Saturday in October, the maze will be open for those ready to brave the winding path or explore the adjacent pumpkin patch, sunflower field, hayrides, satsuma fields, corn crib, petting farm and so much more. lsu.edu/botanic-gardens 7…

Our City

With a world premiere and a cosplay-inspired show, Opéra Louisiane hopes to lure new fans this season

I confess.  My knowledge of the opera is fed largely by Bugs Bunny’s rendition of The Barber of Seville, and rounded out by The Simpsons' take on Carmen. I’d throw in The Phantom of the Opera, too, except, of course, it’s not actually an opera. Where does this void in my cultural literacy come from? Not sure. But it’s not uncommon. There’s something about the centuries-old art form’s vocal wobble,…