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Food & Drink

Pop-ups and porch pick-ups: 18 micro-bakeries for small-batch breads and sweets

On Friday afternoons, the decorative cabinet on Melanie Hyatt’s front porch bursts with homemade baked goods waiting to be fetched by expectant customers. A hospice nurse by night, Hyatt parlayed a lifelong love for baking into Yaya’s Blooms and Dough, a cottage operation she opened in January. The six-month-old business sells sourdough-based loaves and sweets, along with flavored butters and fresh cut flowers that Hyatt grows in her Shenandoah backyard.…

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Style & Home

Not just for runners: Trendy kicks by brands like Hoka and On make a sartorial statement

Two brands have stomped to the top of the national running shoe market recently: Hoka and On. Varsity Sports owner Jenni Peters has seen plenty of local non-runners fork over more than $100 to snatch the latest pair, too. Known for years by marathoners and training athletes, the brands are now viral in the style world. Spot them on celebs like Harry Styles and Zendaya—or on athleisure-wearing students on campus…

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Things to do

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

June 1 Pair elegant dresses with sparkling Converse high-tops or well-tailored suits with colorful Nike Dunks at the third annual 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge’s Sneaker Soiree. This event at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel combines food, drink and music while supporting the organization’s mission to enhance the lives of Black youth. 100blackmenmetrobr.org   Cinefiles and music lovers can unite for a free concert at The Civic Orchestra of Baton…

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Our City

Interest in podcasts is surging nationally. Here’s why local hosts are invested in audio

Podcasting had a renaissance during the pandemic. During quarantine, new shows were birthed, old shows were revived—and hosts found audiences eager to soak it all up. Four years later, consumption of podcasts in the U.S. has hit an all-time high. Weekly and monthly listening broke records in 2023, with 42% of those ages 12 and older reporting listening to a podcast in the past month. The statistics are even higher…

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