Food & Drink

Dine Roundup: Fourth of July food events, wine tastings and more

Dine on crawfish étouffée Thursday with Chef Celeste Gill  Learn how to prepare crawfish étouffée the right way with Chef Celeste Gill of Chef Celeste's Bistro, as part of her monthly Wine & Dine: Louisiana Classics Series. You’ll learn how to prepare the familiar dish in this hands-on demonstration—and enjoy it afterward, along with a local wine tasting. Guests will also receive a special gift at the end of the class.…

Style & Home

Local florist shares how to DIY a summer arrangement for your home

Mary Johnston has been known to pull over on the side of the road for a good flower. She keeps clippers in her car's console and a bucket in her backseat, so she's always ready to forage if she spots something interesting. "My mom's like, 'You do what on the interstate?'" she says with a laugh. During the recent Flourish Workshop hosted by local stylist Carol Meche, local floral designer Johnston…

Things to do

Cheap outdoor and indoor events in Baton Rouge for your summer movie fix

The summer movie season is always filled with huge blockbusters and family-friendly flicks. But an outing to a major movie chain usually gets pretty pricey when you add popcorn and a drink. In Baton Rouge, local organizations are coming up with creative ways to satisfy residents' cravings for cinema while being kind on the wallet. Check out some of the best local options and our tips for what you can bring…

Our City

Food podcasts and radio shows to check out from Louisiana and beyond

Podcasts are having a moment, and the 225 Dine team is all about it. Naturally, we gravitate toward food-related podcasts. Here are several options (including a few radio shows, too) worth streaming. Some even have a local and regional bent. 1. Bite & Booze Jay Ducote practically pioneered Baton Rouge food podcasting, so his podcast is first on our list. Listening to Ducote's show is a must to be in-the-know about the local food scene, and…