Baton Rouge restaurants get in on this weekend’s Better Block Perkins Overpass

File photo by Chelsea Caldwell

This weekend will see the return of Better Block, a neighborhood demonstration that this time reimagines what the Perkins Overpass area could look like with improved infrastructure. Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) and the Mayor’s Office are partnering on the temporary redesign of the neighborhood that focuses on better crosswalks, sidewalks, bike lanes and improved street parking.

To help celebrate the event, restaurants in the area are getting in on the act.

A current list of the eateries participating in the Better Block movement:

Saturday, April 23

• Kimberly Matsko, founder of The Big Squeezy, leads a free all-level yoga class and gives out free juice samples at the pop-up park on the corner of Perkins Road and Ferndale Avenue beginning at 9 a.m.
• City Pork Deli & Charcuterie is offering half off cheese and charcuterie boards and live music 3-9 p.m.
• Rock n Sake hosts live acoustic music on the patio by Cam Pyle 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 24

• Once again, Kimberly Matsko, founder of The Big Squeezy, leads a free all-level yoga class and gives out free juice samples at the pop-up park on the corner of Perkins Road and Ferndale Avenue beginning at 10 a.m.

All weekend

• Ivar’s Sports Bar and Grill is offering half off appetizers and $5 34-ounce mugs to pedestrians and bike riders.
• Rock n Sake is offering free edamame with a drink or meal purchase for pedestrians and bike riders.
• Schlittz & Giggles is offering 25% off an entire meal to everyone and $1 pepperoni and cheese slices to pedestrians and bike riders 11 a.m.-midnight.
• The Big Squeezy is offering 10% off all juices to everyone and an extra 10% off for pedestrians and bike riders.

Visit the Better Block website to stay up to date on activities. 

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