Food & Drink

Fast Break: Trying the poke bowls and agua fresca at the new Poke Loa

The news brought shrieks of excitement, rapid texts to family and friends, and Facetimes to besties revealing the surprise—Poke Loa had arrived in Baton Rouge. The New Orleans poke giant, which was the first poke chain to appear in Louisiana, has crafted a tremendous following. That following did not falter on opening day in Baton Rouge. Tables were full as people documented the opening of Poke Loa right outside LSU’s…

Style & Home

With retailers across the country facing sharp challenges in the digital age, is the ‘shop local‘ mantra working in Baton Rouge?

It’s the weekend in Baton Rouge. You’re free from work and finally have a chance to do some shopping. Will you hit the mall or a big-box store? Meander to your favorite locally owned shop? Attend a makers market or shop a pop-up event? Or will you settle in on your couch and make a one-click order on Amazon? These days, it could be all of the above, as the…

Things to do

September 2018 Calendar of Events

Sept. 1 ROWIN’ ON THE RIVER Dive into Labor Day weekend with a paddle race down the river. The BIG River Paddle Championship 2018 is a 13.1-mile paddle race on the Mississippi River ending at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel. Register at ultrasignup.com. Sept. 1-2 ALL HANDS ON DECK Celebrate today’s soldiers and the veterans of yesterday at the USS KIDD’s Living History Weekend. Naval interpreters will be aboard the ship…

Our City

Old State Capitol exhibit looks at the power of editorial cartoons in national debate

One thing that might strike you about editorial cartoons from the early 1900s: We’re having many of the same debates today. Concerns about getting involved in international conflict, worries that we’re not taking care of veterans, annoyance at the president’s frequent vacations and even our fascination with British royalty—those topics were all part of the public discourse at the start of the 20th century, too. The exhibit “Lines with Power…