Food & Drink

First Look: Dark 30, downtown’s new mixology ‘playground’

Dark 30 will officially open this Saturday, June 3, with a celebration of diversity and creativity through its unique liquor, wine and zero-proof cocktail menus. All of the wine, beer and liquor options at the new bar, which takes over the former Third Street location of Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar, were carefully selected to support those with a giving story, says Dark 30’s co-owner and managing partner, Kara Robinett. For…

Style & Home

Scoping out some of the stylish footwear pairings at this year’s Sneaker Soiree

Hordes of sharply dressed supporters of the 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge flocked to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel for the nonprofit’s second annual Sneaker Soiree in April. The night of food, drinks and dance supported its aim to widen the resources available to local Black youth. And as the title indicates, shoes were the star of the night: from Nike to Chanel to Balenciaga, attendees sported their flyest footwear…

Things to do

June 2023’s calendar of can’t-miss events in Baton Rouge

Where to play around Baton Rouge this month 3-6 & 16-18 Puppy pageantry Come out to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center to see pooches strut their stuff in two fur-filled dog shows. The Jambalaya Cluster Dog Show hosted by the Baton Rouge Kennel Club and the Riverside West Kennel Club of New Orleans takes place first, with the Northlake Kennel Club of Covington’s Pelican Classic Dog Show held a few weeks…

Our City

On set with Amelie Dallimore, Baton Rouge’s young star from Max’s ‘Love & Death’

Love & Death, a new drama series released April 27, comprises the sort of A-list cast anyone would expect from mammoth production and streaming company Max. Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons and Kristen Ritter are just a few of the show’s stars. Also joining that cast is a face that may be familiar to some in Baton Rouge for a different reason—perhaps, even, because she goes to school or does gymnastics…