Food & Drink

2022’s new culinary arrivals so far, from famous barbecue to fresh brews

Restaurants are back. After new openings slowed in 2020 and 2021, the local industry is a flurry of activity once again. The first six months of 2022 have already seen a slew of debuts by new restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops. Here are a few that opened between January and June. And the year’s not over yet—there’s plenty to look forward to later this summer and in the fall.…

Style & Home

A new Zachary baby and maternity boutique offers more than shopping

For new mothers about to enter a stressful stage of life, Lacie Herndon hopes her baby-themed boutique provides tranquility. Baby + Bump opened in Zachary earlier this year, catering to mothers, mothers-to-be and babies. Inside, customers can browse racks of women’s basic tees and maternity leggings, and shelves full of books, toys and baby clothing up to size 3T. The warm wood floors, muted gray walls and lots of rattan…

Things to do

Things to do this weekend in Baton Rouge: An art market, a Fourth of July festival and more

Family Night returns to Tin Roof Friday You heard that right. Back by popular demand, Tin Roof Brewery Company is set to host Family Friday on the first Friday of every month. Get the kids out of the house for the event’s return this Friday, July 1.    This party is designed for you to take a break and let the kids run wild. Children can have the time of their…

Our City

Blues and jazz icon Professor Longhair comes back to life at Capitol Park Museum exhibit

On a crisp spring day in the 1970s, thousands would pack the New Orleans Fairgrounds to celebrate the rich heritage of jazz in the Crescent City. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has always attracted visitors from all around the world to experience the jubilant legacy the city has left in the musical world. Henry Roeland Byrd performed at the festival for the first time in 1971. Famously known…