Food & Drink

Tin Roof’s new CEO Jacob Talley hopes to take brand to the next stage

Baton Rouge’s biggest brewery has its first official CEO, and he’s got big plans for Tin Roof Brewing Co. That includes guiding the brewery in its long-term growth—and maybe even transforming its outdoor space into a beer garden with permanent food options. With five years of experience as a brand manager for Mockler Beverage, Jacob Talley knows the beer business inside and out, from suppliers and distribution to management and marketing. And…

Style & Home

All dressed up with places to go

Baton Rouge restaurants keep raising the bar. In openings over the past year, we’ve seen design on a new level in this city: bars tiled with eye-catching geometric patterns, ceilings with moody industrial lighting and walls covered with expansive, original murals. The gussied-up interiors set the mood, conveying that crucial first impression that if the owners poured this much love into the layout, the food has got to be good.…

Things to do

Balloons, blues and barbecue at the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend

Head to the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival this weekend, Sept. 22-23, and watch the stress of the week float away. The festival makes a return after being canceled last year due to the historic August 2016 flooding. Hot Air Balloon Festival-goers can expect a classic car show, barbecue competition, food, drink and craft vendors, fireworks shows, carnival rides and, of course, tethered balloon rides and hot air balloon shows. High-energy band…

Our City

The Knock Knock Children’s Museum—more than a decade in the making—opens its doors in Baton Rouge at last

Every bit the leading-edge experience its founders promised, the Knock Knock Children’s Museum finally opened in late August after 13 years of research, planning and fundraising. Eighteen interactive learning zones spread across two floors prompt young children to hone their literacy skills and awareness of science, technology, engineering, art and math through fanciful, hands-on activities. We took a tour and spoke with the experts behind the museum for some highlights.…