Food & Drink

Former LSU and Southern professor serves authentic barbecue at Memphis Mac BBQ

Some say barbecue is an art. Perhaps that’s why Memphis Mac BBQ owner Carlos Thomas doesn’t take it lightly. Every day at 5 a.m.,Thomas starts putting seasoned meat into his large two-chamber grill and smoker. Around 2 p.m., he takes the meat out, wraps the ribs and pork in foil to soak in the juices and lets them cook overnight until the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender.  When the Memphis native first…

Style & Home

During the stay-at-home order, many boutique owners turned to their phones to make sales virtually

Social media has always been an important sales tool for local boutiques. But during the COVID-19 outbreak, it became a lifeline. From showing off new merchandise to facilitating sales and sharing encouraging messages of hope, platforms like Facebook and Instagram helped Baton Rouge stores do it all. Businesses used technology to turn their stores into virtual experiences, complete with online shopping and try-ons, plus socially distant versions of their signature…

Things to do

Dine Roundup: Drive-thru arts market and Fourth of July celebrations this week in Baton Rouge

Celebrate your July birthday at Splash nightclub  If you have a July birthday, you’ll want to be at Splash on Friday! The nightclub offers a $25 gift card for July, free cover and a complimentary bottle of Champagne for patrons who have birthdays this month.  The birthday bash is Friday, July 3, and starts at 10 p.m. Splash is at 2183 Highland Road. Have a laid-back Fourth of July Eve…

Our City

LSU Athletics’ leaders respond to George Floyd’s death

When LSU athletes talk, Baton Rouge—and the rest of the nation—listens. Sports are obviously not the forefront of priorities at the moment. But many local athletes who have become household names across Tiger Nation have used their high-profile platforms to speak out against the issues facing our community and our country. Here's what some current and former Tigers had to say in response to George Floyd's death, as well as…