Food & Drink

Bellegarde Bakery breads are now being sold in Baton Rouge

Our bread prayers have been answered: Bellegarde Bakery’s reach is expanding to Baton Rouge. Mollie Sciacca, operations manager of the New Orleans wholesale bakery, says that due to the huge demand for their products, Bellegarde Bakery is now offering its bread in grocery stores and restaurants around Baton Rouge. The brand works with more than 100 restaurants, markets and chefs in the state, including the chefs behind popular New Orleans restaurants…

Style & Home

Easy, breezy and bold outfits to rock for LSU game days

August shopping trips are often dedicated to updating the kids’ school wardrobes—but don’t forget to stock up on a few new pieces for yourself. LSU game days are as good an excuse as any, right? You’ll need outfits that are easy, breezy and bold—because where else but Baton Rouge can you get away with wearing purple suede loafers? Photography: Raegan Labat Hair: CeKeisha Williams Makeup: Katrina Liza Models: Taylor LaCouture…

Things to do

August 2018 Calendar of Events

Editor's note: The online version of this article has been corrected to reflect that Fete Rouge is Aug. 17, not Aug. 12 as listed in our print edition. 225 regrets this error. The STRIKE: Women's Empowerment Conference has also been removed, as it has now been postponed. Aug. 4 Swimming, music, snacks and more? This party is a splash! Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge hosts its annual Friends…

Our City

With teachers protesting across the country for better wages, where do Baton Rouge educators fit in?

In May, East Baton Rouge teachers and other school employees protested at a school board meeting over a resolution that would end Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption Program in the parish. The exemption allows manufacturing companies to waive property taxes. Opponents say it’s kept the school district from more than $300 million in the past 20 years. School employees argued the funding could cover raises for the more than 5,500 workers…