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Food & Drink

Inside Baton Rouge’s newest barbecue spot, Hannah Q Smokehouse

Break out the napkins for Mid City's newest restaurant: Hannah Q Smokehouse.  The fast-casual barbecue joint opened on Government Street earlier this month. The latest addition to Baton Rouge's growing barbecue scene was already a hit at its Prairieville location before owner Herb Fong decided to bring it to the Capital City.  “We’ve got a really good following out there,” Fong says. “Prairieville was really in need of a barbecue spot.”…

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Style & Home

Baton Rouge General’s Healing Boutique goes the extra mile to help patients look and feel their best

It’s easy to get lost at Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet location. The campus is a maze of large buildings, winding hallways and important-looking medical instruments around every turn. In a place that looks so understandably scientific and sterile, personal touches go a long way. Step inside the hospital’s Healing Boutique, and the mood shifts palpably. With warm lighting and cozy furnishings, it feels like accidentally wandering into someone’s living room…

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Things to do

All eyes will be on the sky July 4 for Baton Rouge’s fireworks show—and the small crew that sets it up behind the scenes

It’s the biggest fireworks display in the state. The WBRZ Fourth of July show’s 2,176 shells burst over Baton Rouge for 22 minutes. The event attracts thousands of spectators to the east and west banks of the Mississippi River each summer. “That in and of itself is very energizing,” says David Spear. He owns AFX Pro, the company that assembles the show every year. “Then to hear the crowd ...…

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Our City

Young rapper and music producer Peter Santos brings classic hip-hop sound to the Capital Region

It’s 9 a.m. when I walk into Peter Santos’ home, where the smell of freshly brewing coffee fills the living room. Still sleepy-eyed with lightly tousled hair brushing his shoulders, the Metairie native offers me a warm cup of joe before cracking open his sliding patio door to admire the sunny weather. Santos is comfortably dressed in a plain white T-shirt, black joggers with a cheetah print stripe and floral…

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