Food & Drink

Five drool-worthy vegetarian sandwiches from Baton Rouge cafes

Sandwiches are an enduring lunchtime staple, but what goes between the bread continues to evolve. Local chefs and restaurateurs recognize the importance of meat-free options alongside classic muffalettas, po-boys and other protein-packed favorites. It’s not just die-hard vegetarians who want to go meat-free—a growing number of flexitarians, along with omnivores who simply want more choices, often opt for a vegetarian lunch, too. There’s an art to creating a veggie- or…

Style & Home

Movie magic: Outfits inspired by films shot in Baton Rouge

Remember 2015? That was the year Baton Rouge was named the “Best Small City to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” by MovieMaker magazine. It came on the heels of 2014, a year that saw big productions in our city such as Fantastic 4, Pitch Perfect 2 and The Final Girls. A big part of Baton Rouge’s draw for filmmakers back then was Celtic Media Centre, which touts itself as…

Things to do

The Louisiana Book Festival returns this month, and we’ve got some highlights to check out

There’s nothing like a good book. And each year, the Louisiana Book Festival gives us the opportunity to discover plenty of new ones—many by local authors. The festival provides a chance to meet your favorite authors, has a variety of programming for all ages and, best of all, it’s free. The abridged version: The Louisiana Book Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, in and around the State Library, State…

Our City

What happened when the ‘225’ editorial team spent the night in one of America’s most haunted houses

Our tour guide, Sarah, decked out in an antebellum gown, is telling us in a drawling Southern accent about the legends of The Myrtles Plantation. Right now, she’s talking about the famed haunted home’s history: Attorney David Bradford escaped arrest for his role in the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 and traveled down the Mississippi River to lay the foundations of The Myrtles. I’m trying to listen. I really am. But…