Ninth Annual Best of 225 Awards

Baton Rouge, these are a few of your favorite things. For the ninth year running, we asked for your nominations, then SCI Research and Consulting, Inc., took a scientific, random sample survey of our e-newsletter subscribers, asking you to share with us your best. And share you did. More than 4,200 of you completed the survey, ensuring that this list truly reflects the best Baton Rouge has to offer. This year’s 55 categories include old favorites like Best Burger and Best Martini, with several fresh ones thrown into the delicious debate.

Our process: In January, we held our open nominations for Best of 225. In February, our scientific survey with your top nominees arrived in the inboxes of the 20,000-plus subscribers of our e-newsletters (Dine, Weekender and Avenue Rouge). More than 4,200 surveys were completed this year. For categories with eight or more nominees, the top five vote-getters have been listed. For categories with fewer than eight nominees, the top three vote-getters are listed. Independent Baton Rouge-based firm SCI Research and Consulting, Inc., conducted the scientific survey.

Click the categories below to discover the winners, runners-up, list of foodie picks and fun facts to help you discover more hidden gems in the Red Stick!