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Food & Drink

Garden District Barbeque opens with former Smokin Aces BBQ pitmaster

Gordon Mese was happy the “For Lease” sign was stolen off his Government Street property when he put part of it up for rent last summer. It was right after the Smokin Aces BBQ and Tiger Deaux-nuts merger, and as soon as the sign went up, the Meses received 42 phone calls of potential tenants, an amount he says was a bit overwhelming. “It was only 42 because the 42nd…

Style & Home

Outfit inspiration from the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival

Once each year, more than 20 hot air balloons float together into the sky over the Capital Region. The balloons tower seven stories high, gliding in the air over a grassy field at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The golden sunset becomes a swaying rainbow of colors, patterns and shapes. On the grounds below, pop music blasts from speakers, carnival rides twirl, and vendors plate sticky funnel cake. It’s Friday…

Things to do

The ultimate guide to eating and drinking at Baton Rouge’s White Light Night 2018

Government Street will be bustling with tons of artists and local vendors Friday, Nov. 16, 6-10 p.m., as the city celebrates the annual White Light Night. But perusing Mid City during dinner time, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Here’s your guide to all things food- and drink-related at this year’s White Light Night. Note: The locations listed below are arranged roughly from west (close to downtown) to east…

Our City

Theatre Baton Rouge’s production of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ starts Nov. 2

Theatre Baton Rouge's adaptation of Ken Kesey's classic 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is starting its production run this week. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest explores the institutional policies of mental health treatment and the nuances of the human mind. While the story was adapted into a successful Broadway play in 1963, you're probably most familiar with it thanks to the critically…