Food & Drink

Does fried chicken go with everything? Here’s how local eateries are riffing on the Capital City classic

Though delicious on its own, fried chicken is the versatile, crispy star in many other entrees, from salads to sandwiches. With or without bones, local menus dress it up in yummy costumes. Picture it wearing a biscuit hat, wrapped up in a tortilla blanket or even delicately laid upon a cushiony bed of lettuce. No matter what variation of the crunchy classic you order, it’s sure to be finger-lickin’ good.…

Style & Home

Quilts are trendy. Experience their beauty and significance at the LSU Museum of Art’s new exhibition, ‘One Stitch at a Time’

Draped across a bed, or around the shoulders of a celebrity, quilts have become both a stylish design trend and a sought-after art form. "One Stitch at a Time, Southern Vernacular Quilts," a new exhibition at the LSU Museum of Art, celebrates the history and cultural significance of quilting. Now through June 23, marvel at 16 handmade works by self-taught quilters, including several by the nationally renowned quilters of Gee’s…

Things to do

April 2024’s calendar of can’t-miss events in Baton Rouge

April 6+7 In Bloom Spring into a new season at Flower Fest, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This festival at Pointe Marie is full of vendors, live entertainment and, of course, flowers. Walk around the outdoor event and check out the towering floral sculptures created by competing florists. theflowerfest.com   Zippity Zoo Fest Celebrate BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s 54th birthday at the Zippity Zoo Fest. Have a wild time…

Our City

Here’s the latest on the University Lakes Project–from dredging to birding and more

Arguably Baton Rouge’s most anticipated civic initiative, the University Lakes Project has been steadily making progress since Phase One kicked off last year. The multi-year project is intended to restore the health of the iconic lakes, create new pedestrian amenities and reduce flooding in surrounding neighborhoods. Regulars of the lakes have seen lots of activity lately. “We’re full speed ahead with the Phase One dredging in City Park Lake,” says…