Food & Drink

Pet-friendly downtown restaurants to visit during Sunday’s Krewe of Mutts parade

Four-legged friends with wagging tails will be taking over downtown Baton Rouge’s Galvez Plaza this Sunday, Feb. 9, for the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade. The event is the largest fundraiser for the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, and all proceeds benefit the CAAWS Spay/Neuter program. This year’s theme is Fairy Tails, and festivities begin with Bark in the Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., where parade-goers can visit vendors set…

Style & Home

New downtown plant shop aims to cultivate community and grow our city

The Plant Studio at Outside Stimuli isn’t your average plant shop. Inside the brightly lit, bare bones, two-story building is a curated collection of trendy indoor plants, artsy planters and a feel-good, head-bobbing playlist. While small in size, the modern shop brings life and light to a historic area now otherwise occupied by bars, office buildings, hotels and restaurants. Nestled in between Poor Boy Lloyd’s and Dupre’s Printing & Copying…

Things to do

February 2020 calendar of events in Baton Rouge

ALL MONTH: IT'S MARDI GRAS, Y'ALL FEB. 8 First annual Krewe of Oshun Parade in Scotlandville FEB. 9 Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade FEB. 14 Krewe of Artemis Parade FEB. 15 Krewe of Mystique Parade and Krewe of Orion Parade FEB. 16 Mid City Gras Parade FEB. 21 Krewe of Southdowns Parade FEB. 22 Spanish Town Parade and Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival FEB. 7 Lunch for a cause at…

Our City

Local candle and ceramics company sells eco-friendly home goods and drinkware that benefits pollinators

It was 3 a.m. when Lauren Strain woke up with a new business idea. The single mother was a freelance photographer, but she was in search of another creative outlet she could do from home. Little did she know the idea she was praying for would come in the middle of the night. “When I thought of this, it was like I could see the entire brand,” Strain says. “I…