Food & Drink

First Look: Dead Poet aims to transcend the college bar vibe near LSU

It was Shady’s, then it was Tops, then The Levee and The Bandit. The spot nestled along East Boyd Drive near LSU has been home to a multitude of bars and concepts—but none that resulted in long-lasting success. Hoping to change that is new tenant Dead Poet, which opens to the public Thursday, Jan. 17. Already, the bar seems to be doing things a little differently. Upon first glance, Dead…

Style & Home

A sneaker boutique is bringing exclusive shoes and apparel to Baton Rouge—including some one-of-a-kind Louisiana-born collabs

It’s 11 a.m., and the doors just opened at Sneaker Politics. It’s release day for the “Salt” Adidas Yeezy 500s, and customers have been waiting in their cars in the parking lot for the last half hour. They dash into the store, eager to get their hands on the shoes. Sneaker Politics staff scurry from one customer to another, fitting each one for their proper shoe size before sending them…

Things to do

Run a race then fill up at the Louisiana Street Food Festival this weekend

Foodies: Grab your stretchy pants. New Orleans event company My House Social and Baton Rouge's The Red Cake Events are hosting the Louisiana Street Food Festival downtown for the second year—and it's bringing the heat. More than 25 Louisiana chefs and food vendors will line River Road in front of the Raising Cane's River Center to serve unique dishes from food trucks and pop-up tents on Saturday, Jan. 19. Alongside Baton…

Our City

After a chaotic two-year process and multiple dropouts, the Metro Council lands on a new director for BTR

The Metro Council is no stranger to controversy, but the highly charged search for a new airport director was one for the books. Top executives at Baton Rouge Metro Airport threw their hats in the ring, candidates from around the country flew in, and nearly all of them dropped out after the political infighting and sluggish pace that ensued.    The position is appointed by the council. But council members…