Food & Drink

Fast Break: Trying out lobster rolls at the newly opened La Salle’s

Lobster rolls may be a staple of New England cuisine, but down here, some of us don't even know what they are. I learned once on a weekend in Boston that they're essentially made by putting chopped lobster meat on a hot dog bun and dousing it in butter or a light mayo. Not a bad idea, right? So, while it's a little foreign to us, the opening of La…

Style & Home

Stand out—and float away—with these out-there inflatables

It’s pool season, and it’s also Instagram season—meaning you need a photogenic prop for your well-documented poolside afternoons. Novelty pool floats are still trending for this summer. Local retailers have gotten in on the blow-up game with colorful, fun or just plain hilarious inflatables. Go big with a massive, ride-on float, or small with a pint-sized tube for the kiddos. Whatever floats your boat. Pizza slice float, $50 From Leslie’s…

Things to do

Compete in Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s inaugural Duck Derby June 9

Thousands of rubber ducks will race down Baton Rouge's City Park Golf Course Stream on Saturday, June 9, competing for three valuable grand prizes. The ducks are now sold out, but were previously available for participants to "adopt" for the Duck Derby race. All proceeds benefited Knock Knock Children's Museum. The parent of the first place duck will take home the derby's grand prize: a trip to San Francisco. The second place…

Our City

With the support and care from local volunteers, refugees are making Baton Rouge home

The little tea table is laden with a mid-afternoon spread: rich basbousa cake made with coconut and olive oil, fatir bread baked with cheese and topped with parsley and nigella seeds, dark Arabic coffee that clings thickly to the sides of the tiny, delicate cups. “Don’t drink it all the way down,” says Omaya Jazairli, our Syrian-American translator, gesturing to the coffee. “When you finish, I’ll read your cup.” We’re…