Food & Drink

One of Baton Rouge’s oldest restaurants honored as 2024 Soul Food Pioneer

https://youtu.be/44oB4ePDbJU Round the corner on Fairchild Street, and there it is: a crimson-and-white building that's been open for decades. The sign over the door reads Ethel’s Snack Shack. Here, "snack" is code for soul food. And these days, that means smothered chicken and cornbread dressing on Mondays, and smoked baby back ribs and seafood-stuffed potatoes on Fridays. Red beans and rice, an Ethel’s mainstay, are on the menu daily, while…

Style & Home

Celebrate your grad’s accomplishments with gifts from these Capital Region shops

Graduation season is upon us here in Baton Rouge, with local high school and college seniors strutting across stages and tossing their caps in the coming weeks.  Each will get the priceless gift of a completed education, but friends and family can make their day a little extra special with grad gifts to prepare them for their next phase of life. Check local spots for themed presents, from keepsakes and…

Things to do

May 2024’s calendar of can’t-miss events in the Capital Region

May 4 Races, juleps and roses. Oh my! You don’t have to travel to Churchill Downs to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. At Live Oak Arabians, attendees can take in similar festivities for a good cause at St. Jude Day at the Derby. Don your big hats and seersucker suits, and enjoy derby-themed food and drinks, a live auction and a viewing of the famous horse race. stjude.org May 10 Art…

Our City

It’s not like football. But LSU’s baseball tailgating scene has plenty of magic

Unquestionably, LSU is home to one of the nation’s top football tailgating scenes. But just down the road from Death Valley, there lies another storied gathering that shows a different side of Tiger Nation. Baseball tailgating has its own distinct culture, shaped and honed by its special breed of fans. “It’s a really laid-back scene,” says regular baseball tailgater Kelly Walker. “It’s about hanging out and visiting, and meeting people…