Plants, sports and food: 225’s top 10 most-read stories of 2022

In 2022, Baton Rouge got a new barcade and a high-end, Vegas-style restaurant. It joined the “kill your lawn” trend—and the TikTok faux mirrored cakes trend, too. It honored a local soul food pioneer—and 71 winners in the Best of 225 Awards.

These were the biggest lifestyle stories of 2022, at least according to 225batonrouge.com readers. Read on for the most-read (and discussed) stories on our website last year. And be sure to check out our video recap of the year on our Instagram page, too.

Ashlee Brackeen, Emily Pontiff and Caitlin Robbins of Swamp Fly

1). Local landscaping business turns to native plants in response to the ‘kill your lawn’ trend

Photo by Collin Richie

2). The 2022 Best of 225 Awards

The Supper Club. Courtesy photo

3). First Look: Brandon Landry’s opulent dinner-only Supper Club

Olivia Dunne LSU
Courtesy LSU Athletics

4). People to Watch: LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne has landed some of the biggest NIL deals in the country

D’s Soul Food Cafe. Photo by Ariana Allison

5). Meet Deborah Dickerson, the Soul Food Festival’s 2022 Soul Food Pioneer

The Cottage Cafe and Tea Room. Photo by Ariana Allison

6). The Cottage Cafe and Tea Room brings a new tea room to Central—while continuing the legacy of the Country Emporium

Tastea. Photo by Ariana Allison

7). Tastea food truck brings Korean corn dogs to Baton Rouge

Photo by Collin Richie

8). The Kinchen family has been cheering on the Tigers for multiple generations

Eloise Market and Cakery’s mirror cakes. Photo by Ariana Allison

9). Mirror Mirror: Eloise Market and Cakery masters TikTok trend with new mirror cakes

10). First Look: Mid City’s new arcade bar, BR.cade, opens March 5