The Best of 225 issue is on print and digital newsstands now

Even after 16 years, the Best of 225 Awards keep growing.

Capital Region residents impressed us this spring with their highest-ever voter turnout. More than 13,000 of you cast 263,410 votes on this year’s ballot at 225batonrouge.com. And it was all in an effort to support our city’s shops, restaurants, bars, events and people.

Our July edition is dedicated to—and essentially produced by—Baton Rougeans. This year’s 68 winners and runners-up were nominated, championed and chosen by you.

Also in this month’s issue: We’ve compiled a food tour of the Baton Rouge Health District; a look at the return of live theater performances; and a feature on Government Street’s continued growth—with more than 10 new or in-the-works spots just in the past year alone. You’ll find that and so much more in our July issue on print and digital newsstands today.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Best of 225 nominees, runners up and winners. Most of all, thank you, 225 readers, for a glimpse at how you see our city in 2021. This issue wouldn’t exist without you.