Food & Drink

Restaurants are rolling out fall menu items around Baton Rouge

Wednesday marks the first day of fall, and Capital City restaurants have begun rolling out new seasonal menus over the last few weeks. Here are a few fall-flavored items we've spotted around town. What other menu items have you in the mood for autumn? Tell us at [email protected] Pumpkin-flavored drinks from City Roots Coffee Bar Tired of the same old fall drinks from Starbucks? Head over to City Roots in…

Style & Home

Inside a Gonzales cottage adorned with hand-painted murals, heirloom antiques and funky mirrors

Nothing is planned inside David Aaron Smith and Katelyn Doherty's home. It's how Smith makes his paintings, dripping acrylics onto a canvas and then letting the scene evolve subconsciously, spontaneously, organically. And it's the same way the couple decorates. Furniture is acquired by chance—a dresser they stumbled upon at an antique store, or a 1930s couch passed down by Doherty's Great Aunt Gigi. "We work with what's available," Smith says.…

Things to do

Live After 5, more festivals and events returning this fall

Baton Rouge's fall event lineup has had plenty of challenges, between Hurricane Ida and the surging delta variant. Things are starting to look a little brighter, though, with Live After 5 announcing the return of its fall concert series in October. 225 Daily is monitoring what's still on and what's been postponed for fall. If you hear of an event cancellation, please let us know at [email protected] We'll continue to…

Our City

Red Stick Music has been a more powerful resource than ever for musicians during the pandemic

If you’ve ever searched online for concerts around Baton Rouge, you’ve probably stumbled across Red Stick Music. The site provides visitors with a comprehensive roundup of all the Capital City’s concert offerings in one easy-to-navigate calendar. It’s a great way to find events and venues you may not have otherwise been aware of. When the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a heavy blow to the local music scene, owners Christopher and Caitlen…