Food & Drink

First Look: New Orleans-area favorite Red Bird Fried Chicken opens first Capital Region spot this month

It’s a well-known fact that some of the best-kept culinary secrets are found in hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Some of the best ice cream shakes can be found in alleyway ice cream parlors, hamburgers on food trucks tucked in the back of parking lots, and fried chicken in shacks along well-traveled highways. This is exactly what brothers Brandon Bennett and Blake Bennett and their cousin, Jay Morris, were inspired by when creating…

Style & Home

Baton Rouge manicure guide: Decoding trends, services and more

Cuticle care, intricate nail art and innovative mani and pedi techniques. Just like fashion cycles, there seems to be a hot new service, style or nail shape almost every week. Nail salons sure have leveled up. But don’t let the scent of acetone, the sight of hundreds of hued bottles or the restaurant-menu-length list of services overwhelm your spa session. We chatted with natural nail tech Charmell Hills and Sweetheart…

Things to do

Things to do this weekend in Baton Rouge: Concerts, shows and festivals

Go back to the 1970s on Friday Head to the Manship Theatre on Friday, July 12, to enjoy tunes from That 70’s Band of Louisiana. Guests will hear the greatest hits of the '70s from artists such as The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Elton John and many more. This band features male and female vocal talents, veteran musicians and a horn selection. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is…

Our City

Broadway in Baton Rouge lineup revealed with CounterspaceBR cookie collab

Dinner and a show? How about dessert and a show. This week, the River Center Theatre for Performing Arts announced its Broadway in Baton Rouge 2024-2025 season lineup. To make the news even sweeter, the venue is partnering with local bakery CounterspaceBR to release four show-themed cookies.  Baton Rouge can soon get a bite of the Big Apple as four traveling Broadway musicals hit the local stage: Shrek The Musical,…