Food & Drink

The new JED’s Local brings New Orleans po-boys and more to Mid City

Walking into the new JED’s Local Louisiana Po’boys in the Goodwood Shopping Center, a giant mural lining the back wall of the restaurant is sure to catch your eye. It's a photograph of the historic 1929 streetcar strike in New Orleans, one of the most violent of the transportation strikes at the time. While the mural might seem random at first, Russell Davis is quick to offer a little history lesson…

Style & Home

A local jewelry maker uses crystals and stones to create unique pieces

Katie Jenkins was in high school when she crafted her first piece of jewelry. She repurposed a gold-disc bracelet that was a little too gaudy for her taste into a simple chain necklace. She wore it to school and received so many compliments that her friends started asking her to make them one. She didn’t know then that a decade later, she’d start her own jewelry company. In 2014, Jenkins…

Things to do

Baton Rouge holiday calendar and December 2018 events

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Here's all the ways to enjoy the holidays in Baton Rouge! PARADES Dec. 1 Broadmoor’s Christmas Parade rolls down Goodwood Boulevard. 2-5 p.m. broadmoor-br.org Dec. 8 Downtown’s Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade begins at River Road and ends near the State Capitol. 5:30-7 p.m. christmasinbr.com ENTERTAINMENT Nov. 30 Downtown Baton Rouge gets decked out for its Festival of Lights with local art vendors,…

Our City

United South’s Ebonie ’Pabino’ Matthews is growing her downtown headquarters to support local artists and musicians

I’ve been chatting with Ebonie “Pabino” Matthews less than 30 minutes, and she’s already gotten three calls. It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and I’m interviewing the busy 31-year-old at her downtown office. She has a full schedule today of meetings and errands. She’s just returned from The Home Depot to pick up paint to revamp some of the rooms in the 5,000-square-foot space on the second floor of this Third Street…