Food & Drink

Louisiana food banks face an 80% increase in demand as the state reopens

Statewide job losses and the closure of K-12 schools have put an unprecedented strain on food banks both locally and around the nation. More than 773,000 people in Louisiana live with food insecurity, according to Feeding Louisiana Executive Director Korey Patty. He estimates that number has grown to somewhere around 1.1 million people due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Food insecurity is a real issue here in the state,“ Patty says.…

Style & Home

May flowers

Florals? For spring? To quote The Devil Wears Prada: groundbreaking. But wait a minute. There is something different about the flowers trending lately in the fashion, design and event spheres. On a wintry Thursday at Baton Rouge Succulent Co., customers are peppering owner Rozlan Fransen with questions about how to protect the boutique’s tropical monstera houseplants, desert succulents and spidery air plants against south Louisiana’s ever-fluctuating weather. But there’s one…

Things to do

What the ‘225 Dine’ team is binge watching and listening to this week

As we wrap up the first full week under Phase One, we’re still consuming all the TV, movies, books and podcasts we can before things really and truly “get back to normal.” We all need escapes. So if you’re looking for ideas on how to pass the time, a new show to get into, or some fresh tunes to put in your earbuds for your next run—we’ve got you. Read on…

Our City

Now’s the perfect opportunity to experience Baton Rouge’s wide open green spaces

Whether you need a break from your home or want to rediscover the great outdoors after this spring’s stay-at-home order, there are plenty of spots in the Capital Region to reinvigorate you. At 225, we put together our May issue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of press time, the stay-at-home requirements were set to end April 30, though there was potential of it lasting longer. While the…