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NATIONALLY ACCREDITED! Our clinics boast the highest level of distinction for urgent care centers demonstrating a commitment to providing patients with access to the highest level of quality care. With experienced medical staff, great service, convenient locations, and a trusted tradition, we are committed to helping you and your family get better faster.

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Baton Rouge Highland M-F 9am-9pm/S-Su 9am-6pm Kids M-F 1pm-9pm/S-Su 9am-9pm Perkins 9am-9pm daily O’Neal M-F 9am-11pm/S-Su 9am-6pm Coursey 9am-6pm daily Central 9am-9pm daily Drusilla 9am-11pm daily Zachary M-F 9am-9pm/S-Su 9am-6pm Brusly M-F 9am-9pm/S-Su 9am-6pm Hammond M-F 9am-9pm/S-Su 9am-6pm Denham Springs 9am-9pm daily Lake Urgent Care Denham Springs M-F 9am-9pm/S-Su 9am-6pm

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Eleven convenient locations!

Burnside 1702 North Burnside Ave. M-F 3pm-11pm S-Su 9am-9pm

www.LakeUrgentCare.com Lake After Hours and Lake Urgent Care are urgent care clinics, not an emergency room. In an emergency, always seek medical care immediately. Go directly to the nearest ER or call 911.


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CONTENTS

Publisher: Julio A. Melara Executive Assistant: Millie Coon EDITORIAL Editorial Director: Penny Font Special Projects Editor: Jerry Martin Director of Research: Sierra Crump Contributing Photographers: Don Kadair, Tim Mueller

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ADVERTISING Sales Director: Jill Stokeld Account Executives: J.C. Applewhite, Angie LaPorte, Lillian McGuire, Melanie Rea Advertising Coordinator: Kirsten Salles Milano

Boiled crawfish is a Baton Rouge tradition, from restaurants to back yards. Turn to pages 68-69 for more local traditions you can share.

INSPIRATIONS

LISTINGS

Adventure awaits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Explore outdoors to enjoy all that Greater Baton Rouge has to offer. Fun for the kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Looking for something to entertain the children? Try these best bets.

All listings contain information provided by advertisers that has not been confirmed or endorsed by the publication.

Visitor information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Transportation & tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Places to worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Cuisine quest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Transform your discovery of Baton Rouge’s culinary gems into an adventure.

Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Have a frightfully fun time! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The 13th Gate is a world-class haunted house attraction in downtown Baton Rouge.

Plantations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Nightlife & entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Bottoms up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Baton Rouge’s evolving culinary scene includes delicious local craft beer and unique homegrown distilleries.

AROUND THE AREA

MAPS

Ascension Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Baton Rouge map . . . . . centerfold pull-out

City of Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Events calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

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Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

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Downtown map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Tangipahoa Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Regional map . . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover

West Feliciana Parish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

On the cover: Sunset at Milford Wampold Memorial Park on University Lake. Photo by Tim Mueller.

Published by Louisiana Business Inc. in conjunction with Visit Baton Rouge 1-800-LA-ROUGE

MARKETING Chief Marketing Officer: Elizabeth McCollister Marketing Assistant: Katelyn Oglesby Community Liaison: Jeanne McCollister McNeil ADMINISTRATION Chief Financial Officer: Andrew Perilloux Senior Business Associate: Lydia Spano Business Associate: Tiffany Durocher Office Coordinator: Debbie Lamonica Courier: Jim Wainwright Receptionist: Cathy Brown PRODUCTION/DESIGN Production Director: Melanie Samaha Art Director: Hoa Van Vu Graphic Designers: Melinda Gonzalez, Rachel Parker, Emily Witt AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Audience Development Director:  Shannon Kahler Audience Development Coordinator: Kenna Maranto A PUBLICATION OF  LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC. Chairman: Rolfe H. McCollister, Jr. President and CEO: Julio A. Melara Executive Assistant: Millie Coon © Copyright 2018 by Louisiana Business Incorporated. All rights reserved by LBI. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. Business address: 9029 Jefferson Highway, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Telephone (225) 9281700. Information in this publication is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy and completeness of the information cannot be guaranteed. No information expressed herein constitutes a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities.


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ike LSU football, Mike Anderson’s is a tradition in southern Louisiana, serving authentic Cajun, Louisiana seafood. Over 40 years ago, an LSU football player with a passion for great food started what is now known throughout the city as Mike Anderson’s Seafood. It is the restaurant of choice for food lovers and football fans alike, with fantastic regional food in a festive environment. Mike Anderson’s offers a wide variety of authentic Louisiana cuisine and is sure to have something on the menu for even the pickiest eaters, from sensational seafood, USDA Choice steaks, and All-American dishes to local favorites, including chargrilled oysters (topped with butter, garlic, parmesan and romano

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Broiled Seafood Platter

cheese) and the Guitreau (a whitewine based sauce with Louisiana Crawfish, Gulf Shrimp, white button mushrooms, and onions served over fresh grilled fish). Dine like a Louisianan at Mike Anderson’s! Mike and his team are ready for you to experience some of these time honored family recipes, and look forward to serving you soon!

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FROM THE SPONSORS

Legendary moments await at

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L’Auberge Baton Rouge

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WELCOME TO the neighborhood. Life is about to get a whole lot more legendary when you make your way to L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge. Now’s the perfect time to come experience this epic casino and hotel that embraces the rich cultural history, food, music and “laissez les bon temps rouler” way of life. Inside our property, you’ll find a 205-room hotel and an action-packed casino, featuring nearly 50 thrilling table games, approximately 1,500 of the latest slots, a luxurious high-limit area, and a grand Poker Room. Knowing that gaming action of this magnitude can create quite an appetite, there are plenty of dining options right off the casino floor. Here, you’ll find unique restaurants full of mouth-watering flavors, such as 18 STEAK featuring prime cuts of meat cooked to perfection, Stadium Sports Bar & Grill offering Southern specialties and 50 flat-screen TVs, PJ’s Cafe specializing in quick bites and amazing coffee, and Bon Temps Buffet serving up limitless Louisiana comfort food and fresh local seafood. When you want to add a little business to your pleasure, our 13,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom is fully customizable and features state-of-the-art AV equipment, a spacious pre-func-

tion area, and an experienced staff that’s ready to assist in any way. Once the agenda switches from deadlines to tan lines, you can escape to our beautiful rooftop pool. This paradise rests high among the clouds and features luxurious cabanas, signature poolside dining and cocktail service. If enjoying live music riverside is more your style, our social music bar is the perfect destination. Edge features great outdoor seating overlooking the Mississippi River and live entertainment that’s always the life of the party. It’s the ideal place to enjoy a late nightcap or meet up with friends. L’Auberge is also the place to enjoy live concerts and events on a grand scale. The 1,400-seat Event Center boasts all the hottest headliners, from country music to rock legends. Events under the stars are just as thrilling at our outdoor festival grounds, The Lawn. With the ability to accommodate more than 2,500 fans, it’s the place for live concerts and exciting entertainment in the fresh Louisiana air. Now that you know where to go in Baton Rouge, it’s time to come discover what real action is all about at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel—where legendary moments await.


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For reservations, visit mylauberge.com /LAubergeBatonRouge

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Must be 21 or older to enter Casino and Event Center. ©2018 Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

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L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a premier southern Louisiana retreat, and its 74,000-square-foot casino is a thrilling tribute to the energy of this vibrant city. Play nearly 1,500 slots and 50 table games, feast all five senses at four tantalizing restaurants, catch a headlining act or float among the clouds in the rooftop pool.

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OFFICIAL WELCOME

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WELCOME TO BATON ROUGE, the

Sharon Weston Broome Mayor-President, East Baton Rouge Parish

Capital City of Louisiana—and a place many of us are proud to call home. We are also a travel destination for many guests who enjoy our unique culture, food and many local attractions. Baton Rouge represents more than 200 years of history. Many artifacts and contemporary items can be viewed at one of our museums or other venues, including the Old Governor’s Mansion, Capitol Park Museum, LSU Museum of Art, Southern Museum of Art and the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Also, immerse yourself in culture by going to a play at the Shaw Center for the Arts, catch a live band at one of our downtown venues, see your favorite music act at the Raising Cane’s River Center, or

check out what our local universities have to offer from their arts programs. Speaking of such, we are home to two major universities, Louisiana State University and Southern University, as well as Baton Rouge Community College, which is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. There is truly something for everyone, as we welcome schoolchildren from all over the world at the USS Kidd and State Capitol, and adults for various national conventions and conferences. We also have a number of free family-friendly events throughout the year. So it is always a great time to visit! Again, I welcome you to my home, Baton Rouge. Enjoy your stay and feel free to come back at any time.

Paul J. Arrigo, CDME President & CEO, Visit Baton Rouge

WELCOME TO BATON ROUGE! Our city by the river hosts a special joie de vivre, or enjoyment of life, that you just won’t find anywhere else but Louisiana’s Capital City. We invite you to indulge in our way of life, if you ever find a break from indulging in our delectable and authentic food scene. Like our French roots and name suggest, Baton Rouge, French for “Red Stick,” is rich in history and culture and we love to celebrate that in everything we do. You’ll find this expressed through our festivals and parades, unique attractions and exciting things to do, music and arts, and even down to where you choose to stay when you’re here. From the family-friendly vacationers to millennials looking for an adventure, the perfect, unforgettable trip can be built right here.

Last year, we celebrated 200 years since the incorporation of the city of Baton Rouge. Our bicentennial saw the community come together to host special events that celebrated all our eclectic city has to offer. That passion continues on and we invite you to experience it during your next visit. Consider VisitBatonRouge.com when planning your trip to the Red Stick. Our helpful website and friendly staff will be happy to guide you through making the most of your stay. Then when you must head back home, be sure to tell your friends and family about all of your wonderful experiences in Baton Rouge. That way when it’s time to visit again, they’ll be excited to come back with you to Louisiana’s Capital City.

WELCOME TO THE CAPITAL CITY!

to help make your visit entertaining and memorable. Inside you’ll find an array of restaurants serving tantalizing cuisines from all corners of the world, plus helpful maps to guide your travels and make it easier to get around. Whether you’re looking to shop, listen to some music, or visit museums and plantations, our goal is that your visit will be unforgettable. We hope you will use Welcome as your personal tour guide for the Baton Rouge region. Enjoy your visit!

Julio Melara Publisher, Welcome

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you will discover our region’s rich history, cultural arts and numerous surprises to make the most of your time in Baton Rouge. We’re excited that you are visiting our region and hope your stay with us is unique and eventful. We offer countless ways for you to enjoy yourself no matter what your interests. Our goal inside Welcome magazine is


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“Ranked in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Ghost Tours in the World 2015”

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VISITOR INFORMATION

Visitor Information SPONSORED BY

French Quarter Phantoms MC = MasterCard, V = Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, HC = handicapped-accessible facilities. Locations and addresses are in Baton Rouge unless noted otherwise. See regional map on the inside back cover for location of towns and cities outside of Baton Rouge.

EMERGENCY & POLICE Police, fire, ambulance.......................................................... 9-1-1 Baton Rouge city police.......................................(225) 389-2000 LSU police..............................................................(225) 578-3231 Southern University police....................................(225) 771-2253 Louisiana State Police..........................................(225) 925-6006

QUICK REF Visit Baton Rouge................................................. (225) 383-1825 Louisiana Office of Tourism..................................(225) 342-8100 Louisiana State Parks..............................................(225) 342-8111 BREC (Recreation and Parks)............................... (225) 272-9200 Library information............................................... (225) 231-3750 LSU information................................................... (225) 578-5030 LSU sports ticket office......................................... (225) 578-2184 Southern University information.........................(225) 771-4500 Capital Area Transit System................................(225) 389-8282

TOURISM INFORMATION Visit Baton Rouge

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission 6967 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-6550 | (888) 775-7990 TourAscension.com Visitor Center Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Plantation homes, multicultural museums, golfing, great cuisine, accommodations, and outlet and specialty shopping all located 15 minutes from Baton Rouge.

(800) 256-2931 or contact one of our visitor centers. 900 Dr. MLK Blvd., Morgan City, LA 70380, (985) 380-8224. 15307 Highway 90 W., Frontage Road, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-2555. Cajuncoast.com. Only 70 minutes from Baton Rouge. Experience coastal Louisiana. Visit the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Bird watch, paddle or tour the Atchafalaya Basin. Drive the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway. Play golf on The Atchafalaya at Idlewild, an Audubon Golf Trail course and best course to play in Louisiana according to Golfweek.

Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 2513 Highway 14, New Iberia (U.S. 90, Exit 128A) (337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742 | iberiatravel.com Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Only one and a half hours to Louisiana’s hot side … New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre is home of the TABASCO® Factory, Jungle Gardens, Bayou Teche Museum, Conrad Rice Mill and KONRIKO® Company Store, Shadowson-the-Teche, Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens and Jeanerette Museum. Full-service CVB offering individual, meeting planning and group tour services. HC

Iberville Parish Tourism Department Visitor Center located off 1-10 at Grosse Tete Visitor services at Plaquemine Lock Historic Site, (877) 310-8874 | visitiberville.com 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A short drive from downtown Baton Rouge, Iberville Parish serves as the gateway to the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and the

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359 Third St. (225) 383-1825 | (800) 527-6843 | visitbaton-rouge.com You can also contact one of our visitor centers: Baton Rouge Metro Airport, 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive, (225) 355-0333 • State Capitol, State Capitol Drive, (225) 342-7317 • Burden Center, 4560 Essen Lane, (225) 763-3990

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heart of Plantation Country, offering visitors an authentic glimpse of Louisiana culture and history.

St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission P.O. Box 9, St. Martinville (888) 565-5939 cajuncountry.org Where Cajun Began. St. Martinville: Home of Evangeline. Breaux Bridge: the Crawfish Capital of the World. Henderson: The Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin. Authentic Cajun food, Cajun & zydeco music and dancing, birding, hiking, biking, canoeing, art, antiques, shopping. Hotels, B&Bs, cabins, campgrounds or houseboats.

Tangipahoa Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond (985) 542-7520 | (800) 542-7520 tangitourism.com Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You are Gonna’ Love Tangipahoa Parish! From taking part in one of the five spring festivals to shopping in “America’s Antique City,” Tangipahoa has something for everyone. Tangipahoa Parish has eight museums highlighting the parish’s unique culture, a great atmosphere in downtown Hammond and numerous restaurants throughout the parish to satisfy every dining craving. Visiting for a week or a day, Tangipahoa Parish offers a variety of options to satisfy your quest for adventure. Full-service CVB offering meeting planning, info on attractions, lodging and area information. I-55 N. Exit 32. HC

SERVICES East Baton Rouge Parish Library 7711 Goodwood Blvd. (225) 231-3750 Free Wi-Fi, computer use. Text a Librarian (225) 361-8476. Email: eref@ebrpl.com. 14 convenient locations open 7 days of the week. Available 24/7 online at ebrpl. com, ebrpl.com/Digital Library. Also on Facebook and Twitter. HC

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lakeafterhours.com When minor injury or illness occurs, Lake After Hours has 12 locations around the Baton Rouge area to serve you and your family. The state-of-the-art clinics are open 7 days a week without an appointment and equipped with advanced technology such as digital X-ray. Backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center—the largest private hospital in the state. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

Lake Urgent Care lakeurgentcare.com When minor injury or illness occurs, Lake Urgent Care has 4 locations in Ascension Parish to serve you and your family. The state-of-the-art clinics are open 7 days a week without an appointment and equipped with advanced technology such as digital x-ray. Backed by the outstanding resources

and reputation of St. Elizabeth Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

Lake After Hours Kids lakeafterhourskids.com Provides quick, convenient pediatric and adolescent urgent care in a child-friendly environment. Specializing in patients between 3 months and 15 years of age, the clinic is open 7 days a week until 9 p.m. with pediatric providers and pediatric-trained nurses on staff. Located on Perkins Road near Siegen Lane with no appointment needed. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

The Massage Emporium 240 Laurel St. (225) 387-0060 | massageemporium.net Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Downtown’s only massage center offers specialty massage services, body scrubs, esthetics, waxing and sunless tanning. Walking distance from all hotels (and restaurants); we also offer mobile services to downtown hotels. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Let our friendly, professional staff get you ready for your convention, bridal event or vacation relaxation!

TRANSPORTATION & TOURS Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive (225) 355-0333 | flybtr.com Conveniently located 7 miles from the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. Exit 6 off I-110 to Veterans Memorial Blvd., then right on Captain Ryan Drive. • American Eagle/American Airlines (800) 433-7300 • Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212 • United Airlines (800) 864-8331

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours 110 Frenier Road, LaPlace 800-467-0758 | cajunprideswamptours.com 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. An exciting and authentic eco-tour experience located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Private waterway offers an abundance of wildlife with no distractions. Come explore the swamp with our Cajun Captains! Book online for discounted rates. Group transportation available for swamp, historic plantations and/or New Orleans city tours. V, MC, AE, D; HC

Capital Area Transit System (225) 389-8920 | brcats.com The Capital Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, provides bus service to residents of and visitors to Baton Rouge with 29 bus lines throughout the city, including service to LSU and the Mall of Louisiana.

French Quarter Phantoms 718 N. Rampart St., New Orleans (504) 666-8300 frenchquarterphantoms.com Not just your ordinary cheap thrill! Listed in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Ghost Tours in the World! Fun French Quarter walking tours led by master storytellers. Choose from our Ghost & Vampire walking tour,


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Garden District walking tour, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery walking tour or Tour Tremé. All tours are about 1 hour, 45 minutes, walking distance is just under 1 mile. Book online for $16 per person and you receive a discount of $4 per ticket!

The Last Wilderness Adventure 33195 La. 75, Plaquemine (225) 385-9562 | lastwildernesstours.com Love-Share-Protect. A Louisiana swamp tour like no other! The Last Wilderness Adventure Tours and Expeditions serves to educate and gain support to protect this seriously threatened paradise. You’ll be amazed as you wander deep into the magical swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin where the larger boats can’t go. The tour is a great adventure for people of all ages. This tour is not an alligator tour. If seen, alligators are wild and are not fed by the tour guide. Tour lasts a minimum of two hours. Tours are by appointment only. $40 per adult, $35 per child under age of 10.

Red Stick Adventures 740 Bret Drive, Denham Springs (225) 772-7253 www.redstickadventures.com or www.facebook.com/redstickadventres Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; holidays: call for availability Red Stick Adventures can lead your next exciting adventure! Offers include: exploring sights and history on a City Tour, enjoying a boat ride and learning about Cajun culture on a Swamp Tour, reminiscing in Southern charm on a Plantation Tour, or delving into the mystic unknown on a Ghost Tour.

PLACES TO WORSHIP The Church in Baton Rouge 2037 Quail Drive | (225) 769-6760 | thechurch.fm We are a multi-campus church that have worship experiences around the world, from the mountains of HheleHhele, South Africa, to Plazuela, Mexico. The Baton Rouge campus brings passionate worship and powerful, relevant preaching to the capital city of Louisiana. HC

Community Bible Church 8354 Jefferson Highway (225) 924-1369 | 516church.com Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Worship services at 9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. A non-denominational Bible teaching church seeking to be a community of Christ to reach our community for Christ.

First Baptist Church 529 Convention St. (225) 343-0397 | fbcbr.com Services: 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship Worship with us at FBCBR. We are united together as one body to be a Christ-centered, gospel proclaiming, multigenerational church for the sake of God’s glory in downtown Baton Rouge. HC

Healing Place Church 19202 Highland Road (225) 753-2273 | healingplacechurch.org Services: Sun., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our vision is to be “A Healing Place for a Hurting World.” We express this by gathering together, growing in God’s Word, and going into the community to serve.

EXPLORE XPLORE the CAJUN COAST

Swamp tours. The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Cajun food, fun and music at some of the nation’s best festivals. The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway. Antebellum homes, museums, golf and casino gaming. Only 90 minutes from Baton Rouge.

(800) 256-2931 • www.cajuncoast.com

#cajuncoast

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First Presbyterian Church 763 North Blvd. (225) 387-0617 fpcbr.org Sun. Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Communion, 9 a.m. contemporary, 11 a.m. traditional We are passionately committed to Jesus Christ our Lord and ardently engaged in our city and the world. We seek to go deeper in Christ and further into the world. Services are live-streamed (fpcbr.org/livestreaming). HC

First United Methodist Church 930 North Blvd. (225) 383-4777 firstmethodist.org The Table [dinner+worship]: Wed., 5:30 p.m. Sanctuary Services (traditional): Sun., 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; The America Street Service (contemporary): Sun., 9:45 a.m. We are a worshiping community seeking to provide a place of belonging where you can experience the Living God. Join us in our mission to transform lives by engaging our members to celebrate and share God’s love in Jesus Christ. HC

Living Faith Christian Center

West Baton Rouge Museum...

6375 Winbourne Ave. (225) 357-0377 | livingfaith-cc.org Business hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Wed., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A bible teaching church made of victorious and successful people. A world outreach center reaching the world with the word. A ministry reaching the entire family. Emphasis on developing strong marriages. All services streamed via website. HC

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Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive (225) 343-0640 | shilohbr.com Children’s Church each Sunday in the D.T. Smith Educational Center, 11 a.m. Complimentary child care for children through age 4, (8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Worship Services). Lord’s Supper Observance First Sunday; Midweek Worship, Wed., noon and 6:30 p.m. Please call the church office for transportation.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church 2025 Stuart Ave. (225) 343-6657 | aloysius.org Saturday Vigil, 4:30 p.m. Sun., 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mon. and Wed., 6 a.m. Tues., Thurs., and Fri., 8 a.m. A vibrant Catholic community in South Baton Rouge located between College Drive and Acadian Thruway, 2 miles from LSU. Come worship with us! Check our website for Holy Day schedule. HC

St. James Episcopal Church

845 N. Jefferson Ave. | Port Allen, Louisiana www.westbatonrougemuseum.com Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4:30pm Sun 2-5pm (225) 336-2422 (888) 881-6811

Downtown at Convention & Fourth Streets (225) 387-5141 | stjamesbr.org. Sunday services at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. Education for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Wed. noon service with healing prayers. Visitor, seeker, or newcomer: You are welcome at St. James! HC


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INSPIRATIONS

Adventure   awaits

Explore outdoors to enjoy all that Greater Baton Rouge has to offer.

Sunset at Milford Wampold Memorial Park on University Lake

SAIL SMOOTH waters in a kayak,

swamps and wildlife refuges. Treasure hunt for geocache. Enjoy an outdoor concert or art exhibit. Plenty of outdoor adventure

awaits visitors to Greater Baton Rouge. Here are a few of our favorite excursions.

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trails at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. The park features more than a mile of tree-shaded gravel trails and boardwalks for a cool hike. It’s also a hot spot for birding— visitors may spot two barred owls who nest there, cedar waxwings, hummingbirds, cardinals, blue jays and yellow warblers. There are guided birding walks the first Saturday morning of each month. brec.org/swamp

Milford Wampold Memorial Park

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sailboat or paddleboat. Delve into extreme sports. Take the road less traveled, backpack in tow. Explore

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Baton Rouge’s parks and recreation program offers a broad array of activities for residents and visitors alike, ranging from championship-style golf venues like Santa Maria and Beaver Creek, to a variety of extreme sports options. BREC has more than 180 parks including a unique mix of facilities, which mirror the history and rich natural resources in the region; including a state-of-the-art observatory, a swamp nature center and conservation areas, a performing arts theatre, an equestrian park, an art gallery, an arboretum, an accredited zoo, six golf courses and an extreme sports park with a 30,000-foot concrete skate park, rock-climbing wall, BMX track and velodrome. Since 2004, BREC has constructed 12 community parks, five dog parks, a family-sized Aquatics Center, a growing trails system, fishing ponds, larger playgrounds and procured two mobile recreation units. brec.org

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center If waterworks aren’t for you, but you’re still in need of some outdoor fun, try exploring the

Levee bike path A 4.31 mile stretch of the levee bike path extends from the end of the downtown promenade just north of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge and continues south past Skip Bertman Drive at LSU to Farr Park. The 15-foot-wide path includes separate lanes for bicycles and walkers/joggers as well as lighting, seating and water fountains. The bike path links to the existing one-mile riverfront promenade in Downtown Baton Rouge. A trailhead with parking is located under the Mississippi River Bridge near the start of the levee path and another is located at Skip Bertman Drive.

This 4.15-acre park on University Lake features a sand beach and handicappedaccessible pier, offering a unique spot for leisure recreation for the entire family. Recent improvements to the park include a new pedestrian bridge, exercise station, benches and water fountain. The park is an access point for the LSU lakes, a popular destination for runners and bikers. 901 Stanford Ave., brec.org

Treasure hunt You can find them nearby in urban parks, deep in a patch of woods on the outskirts of town or even scattered across LSU’s campus. Just about anywhere around Baton Rouge, there’s a geocache to be found. Caches are small containers in which participants who find them leave their marks—by leaving a trinket for the next person who finds the cache or by signing a logbook rolled up inside. Geocaching is easy for novices, who can use a free smartphone app and GPS coordinates to find caches nearby. Learn the ropes by joining the Louisiana Geocaching Organization on Facebook to get acquainted


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COURTESY BREC

INSPIRATIONS

Birdwatching at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Garden stroll By May, the daylilies are in bloom at BREC’s Botanic Garden at Independence Park. They surround the garden’s sidewalks and benches in hues of fuchsia, bright red and banana yellow. The garden is alive with bumblebees buzzing happily around the flowers, dragonflies dancing between the leaves and birds chirping overhead in towering trees. There are about 250 flowers and plants here, including roses, crepe myrtles, Louisiana

irises and gingers. There’s also a butterfly garden and a sensory garden, where fragrant herbs and plants used for seasoning food grow. The garden is maintained with the help of volunteers, and although it’s been around for 25 years, its keepers see it as a work in progress—a peaceful sanctuary they are always trying to make better. brec.org

and wildflower fields. Hilltop offers the perfect location for an impromptu stroll or pre-planned picnic lunch. 11855 Highland Road, hilltop.lsu.edu

Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area

Take your kids to see the stars. The Highland Road Park and Observatory offers the chance to get up close and personal—not only with our solar system, but with the experts who know it best. There are public viewings every Friday and Saturday night, and special events and presentations throughout the month. 13800 Highland Road, hrpo.lsu.edu

Think all of south Louisiana is low-lying swampland? Think again. The 6,500 acres that comprise Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area contain hills, bluffs, ravines and remote waterways, showcasing some of the state’s most remarkable vistas. Horseback is popular within the park, as are hiking and biking on the numerous trails maintained within the park. Tunica Hills WMA is located northwest of St. Francisville. wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2752

Hooper Road Trail System

Imahara’s Botanical Garden

Ready to hit the trails? Strap on your hiking boots, pack up your mountain bikes and take the challenge thrown down by more than five miles of bluff trails on the Hooper Road Trail System. It’s a great way to get out into nature and put your courage to the test. bramba.org

A hidden gem of West Feliciana Parish, Imahara’s Botanical Garden is a privately owned complex of manmade ponds and a spectacular collection of rare plants. View varieties of azaleas, camellias, crape myrtles, holly proprietaries, palms, magnolias, oak and fruit trees. Take a stroll up the new, miniature Mount Fuji that overlooks the garden and nine reflecting pools. Plus, learn the story behind the Japanese Haiku carvings and the family’s ties to this historic area. Guided or self-guided tour options available. (225) 635-6001 and on Facebook

Seeing stars

Hilltop Arboretum The LSU Hilltop Arboretum is a sanctuary in the middle of the city. These 14 acres were purchased as a retreat in 1929, and the grounds have been cultivated into a literal wonderland of tree canopies, bamboo groves

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with members who can show you the ropes. Baton Rouge’s community parks are hotspots for geocaching, including Forest Community Park and Hartley/Vey Park. Those looking for more of an adventure can try the more densely wooded Frenchtown and Blackwater conservation areas, as well as Bluebonnet Swamp. In urban locations, items as small as film canisters might be taped to the underside of benches or the backs of street signs. In wooded areas, the caches might be in larger containers. Finds inside the containers can include virtually anything, from fake gold coins to flashlights. It’s caching custom that if you take an item from the cache, you leave something in return. But for many cachers, it’s not about the prize so much as it is about the puzzle of finding a cache. geocaching.com

Paddling event at Milford Wampold Memorial Park on University Lake

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Recreation galore

Get outside and get active with these BREC offerings! BREC TENNIS

skate parks, BMX track, rock climbing wall, air gun range, disc golf courses and mountain bike trails. Perkins Road Community Park amenities include a 30,000-square-foot concrete skate park, BMX track, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, tennis court, and walking, skating and biking trails. BREC’s BMX Raceway hosts birthday parties and weekly races. 7122 Perkins Road, Extreme Park: (225) 766-9039, facebook.com/ brecextremesports, brec.org/extremesports

BREC, the parks commission for East Baton Rouge Parish, offers five major tennis centers, each housing its own pro shop that offers tennis resale merchandise, equipment rentals, refreshments and a full staff that takes court reservations and charges court fees. There are also more than 50 neighborhood tennis courts located at recreation centers throughout the parish where patrons can play tennis at no charge. brec.org/tennis

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Mountain bike trails BREC maintains two mountain bike trails, open daily from sunrise to sunset. Helmets are required.

Disc golf courses BREC’s disc golf courses are at Highland Road Community Park, Greenwood Community Park, Flanacher Park and Scotlandville Parkway. All courses are open sunrise to sunset.

DOG PARKS BREC’s dog parks provide a safe and open, off-leash public green space designated and properly secured for dogs to run free with other dogs and owners. The dog parks also provide a venue for dog-related organizations

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BREC’s extreme sports department consists of the velodrome, three

Greenwood Community Park sits atop 390 acres of green space and is the perfect venue for your family, group or organization to spend the day. Explore Greenwood Community Park’s 30-acre lake in a kayak, canoe or

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Perkins Road Community Park

The Waterfront at Greenwood Community Park

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EXTREME SPORTS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

paddleboat available for rental. The Waterfront features the Waterfront Café, a multiuse theater and Dumas Memorial Golf Course pro shop. Discover the ExxonMobil Cypress Bayou Trail surrounding this majestic lake. This mile-long trail includes fishing piers, benches and interpretive signage. 13350 La. 19, Baker, (225) 620-0500

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Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Zachary Community Park 20055 La. 964, Zachary

Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Greenwood Community Park 13350 La. 19, Baker

BATTING CAGES

to host special events and training classes. All dog parks are open daily from sunrise to sunset. facebook.com/brecdogparks

Dog Park at Burbank Soccer Complex

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12400 Burbank Drive

Raising Cane’s Dog Park at CityBrooks Community Park 1515 Dalrymple Drive

Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Forest Community Park 13900 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road

BREC debuted its new indoor batting cages and baseball/softball training facility in December 2014. Known as BREC’s Upper Deck, the facility will be open year-round on the second floor of BREC’s Milton J. Womack building at 6201 Florida Blvd. (225) 272-9200, ext. 402, brec.org/ athletics Golf.brec.org, facebook.com/BRECGolf. BREC’s golf courses are open to the public seven days a week. Golfers may request tee times seven days a week at all 18hole courses. BREC’s 9-hole courses are first-come, first-served. Every course offers golf carts, pull carts and rental clubs. BREC owns two single-rider golf carts for golfers with disabilities.

Beaver Creek and Santa Maria house the golf carts, and staff can transport them to any of the other five courses with at least three days notice. BREC courses:

Beaver Creek 1100 Plains-Port Hudson Road, Zachary, (225) 658-6338

Historic City Park 1442 City Park Ave., (225) 387-9523

Dumas Memorial 13350 La. 19, Baker, (225) 775-9166

J.S. Clark 2301 Thomas Road, (225) 775-9008

Santa Maria 18460 Santa Maria Parkway, (225) 752-9667

Webb Memorial 1351 Country Club Drive, (225) 383-4919

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Welcome to the

Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel The service is personal and the amenities are comfortable and affordable.

CONVENIENT TO: Capitol Center Louisiana State University Blue Bayou Water Park and Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park Downtown Entertainment Complex

Keep your cool Here’s how locals stay cool in the heat of the Louisiana summer. Take a splash BREC has user-operated splash pads at five park locations: CityBrooks, Forest, Greenwood, Highland, Jackson and Zachary community parks. The splash pads are activated by the push of a button from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, April through October. brec.org

Dive on in City-Brooks, Howell and Anna T. Jordan community parks offer public pools for daytime swimming. If you’re looking for lap swimming, check out the outdoor pool at the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA. brec.org; ymcabr.org

Slip ’n’ slide With two popular water parks in Baton Rouge, slipping and sliding doesn’t get easier. Visit Blue Bayou or BREC’s Liberty Lagoon for a full day of waterworks. bluebayou.com, brec.org

CHRISTINE GLADE

Go tubing Looking for a leisurely yet adventurous way to beat the heat? Kick back in an inner tube and float down the Amite River at Tiki Tubing in Denham Springs. tikitubing.com

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Canoe or kayak your way through Louisiana’s waterways, and make it as simple or adventurous as you want: Spend a couple hours on the LSU Lakes or paddle along the winding Tickfaw River at Tickfaw State Park.

An icy treat This one’s as simple as it sounds. Treat yourself at one of Baton Rouge’s many snoball stands, such as SnoMan Snoballs, Zydeco Sneaux, Country Corner Snoballs or Cool Tiger Ice Sno-cone. A Louisiana summer tradition!

Raise the roof Or swim on it. Head to the rooftop pool at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel to laze away a hot day in high fashion. lbatonrouge.com

A pop of flavor Taste-test a gourmet popsicle from Rock ’n’ Pops, the newest dessertery in Perkins Rowe—and don’t skip the Ambrosia Bakery-inspired flavors. rocknpops.com

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We all scream for ice cream Take a dessert break at the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store. Made with milk from cows that live less than two hours away at the AgCenter’s Southeast Research Station in Franklinton, the Dairy Store’s housemade treats don’t disappoint. Ice cream flavors include: Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chip, Tiger Bite, Butter Pecan, Mint Chip, English Toffee, Chocolate, Strawberry and more. lsuagcenter.com


INSPIRATIONS

Outdoor gallery

ADAM ALVAREZ

Baton Rouge’s museums offer impressive collections of art, but installations can also be found on the city’s streets.

Walls Project mural at 3347 Government St.

What did the future look like back in 1998? Several murals in the Riverfront Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge offer a glimpse. The Arts Council and Forum 35 asked middle school student artists back then to paint Baton Rouge in 2020—“A Vision of Opportunity with a World of Possibility.” Their depictions show the skyline dotted with flying cars, palm trees and futuristic architecture. They got at least one thing right—several of the buildings in their paintings are covered with colorful murals.

Museum of Public Art murals

The grounds of the museum use art to bring African-American history in the South to life. Outside the museum’s front entrance, a vintage Mercedes bus is painted to honor the 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott. Under the overpass nearby, the pillars are painted with murals that show the numbers of free and enslaved colored people in Southern states during 1860. No spot is left untouched—even the cement ground in front of the museum is painted. 538 South Blvd.

City Park sculptures Park at City Park and walk around its edges to find two sculptures. The pieces serve as lights at night and history lessons during the day. The base of each statue offers trivia about the park and its history. 1515 Dalrymple Drive; brec.org

animals and scenery. While the majority of the organization’s murals are located in or near downtown or along Government Street, you can find the group’s work in other spots around town, too. For a map of its 36 murals, visit thewallsproject.org.

Downtown sculptures Walk around downtown and you’ll spot several urban sculptures, from the historic statues surrounding the State Capitol to the large-scale bronze sculptures, including Frank Hayden’s 1979 sculpture “Head of Oliver Pollock,” and stainless steel “Crest” at the Galvez Plaza. In front of the Claiborne Building, you’ll also find painted steel flowers by artist Howard Kalish. Behind the State Capitol building, there’s an abstract steel sculpture by Merill Stigge.

The Walls Project’s murals The Walls Project’s local artists have turned highway underpasses, street benches and buildings into vibrant images of people,

Head of Oliver Pollock, downtown Baton Rouge

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Drive through Old South Baton Rouge to marvel at the incredible faces and scenes that color the sides of the area’s buildings. The murals are the work of international artists, and their pieces have earned the museum nearly 265,000 Facebook followers worldwide. The museum is located on the corner of Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive and Myrtle Walk, and you’ll find many of its murals in the surrounding area. The nonprofit also has several murals along Government Street. museumofpublicart.org

Odell Williams Museum of African American History murals

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‘Futuristic’ murals

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Baton Rouge Marriott 5500 Hilton Ave. (225) 924-5000 marriott.com/btrmc The Baton Rouge Marriott has just completed a multimillion dollar renovation! Nestled in the heart of Baton Rouge, located at I-10 and College Drive, the Marriott is a short ride from the Baton Rouge airport, Tiger Stadium and the downtown area. The 299-room hotel offers 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, fitness center, gift shop, outdoor pool and plenty of complimentary parking. Stinky’s Fish Camp Seafood and Wine Bar is a new addition to the hotel and is a must stop for a great local meal. Shopping and entertainment are within a short walk.

Best Western 2125 Memorial Blvd., New Roads (225) 618-5725 bestwestern.com Open 24/7. Opened fall 2017, brand new, 100% smokefree, New Roads, Louisiana Best Western® False River Hotel is conveniently located to restaurants and provides many features such as spacious guest rooms, fitness room and a free full hot breakfast to start the day. We are minutes from many famous attractions, with an outdoor pool, free parking and so much more. Best Western® New Roads is the only branded hotel in the area and guests count on us to deliver a superior experience. Credit cards accepted. HC

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Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel 710 N. Lobdell Blvd. (225) 927-6700 chateaulahotel.com We are an all-suite boutique hotel with a New Orleans French Quarter ambiance. All of our rooms are interior and surround a beautiful New Orleans-style atrium with a glass elevator. We have 49 rooms that are all suites. All have bar kitchenette, coffeemaker, microwave, refrigerator, irons and boards, and hair dryers. Rooms are extra spacious. Complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. MC, V, AE, D; HC

1500 W. Highway 30, Gonzales (225) 647-8000 clarion.com Platinum Award-winning hotel of the year. Located in historic Ascension Parish, with 170 spacious guest rooms. Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant located on property. Superior banquet and meeting facilities provide excellent location for any event. We offer your group safe and affordable accommodations. MC, V, D, AE, CB, DC; HC

Comfort Inn – College Drive 4924 Constitution Ave. (225) 930-0600 comfortinn.com/hotel/la162 Centrally located, close to I-10, LSU, I-12, River Center and many restaurants. Nonsmoking; two queen beds or king bed available. Complimentary hot buffet breakfast, parking, newspaper, local phones, exercise room. Refrigerator, microwave and safe in each room. Laundry facility available. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Comfort Inn & Suites 1686 E. Mount Pleasant Road, Zachary (225) 286-4011 comfortinn.com/la316 Looking for a hotel in East Baton Rouge? Stay at the all-new Comfort Inn & Suites and get a great night’s rest. Brand new hotel opened 2017. Professional service, cozy accommodations and a delicious hot breakfast await at our Comfort Inn & Suites® hotel in Zachary. Free Wi-Fi, microwave/fridge in each room, outdoor pool, business center, and meeting room that holds up to 30 people. Extra wide suites are available. We will take care of you! HC

The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive (225) 383-2665 | (866) 610-COOK LSU lakeside newly renovated boutique hotel with 128 deluxe rooms and luxury suites, 15,000 square feet of Louisiana’s most elegant and sought-after event space, including the Andonie Sports Museum now available for rental. On-site amenities include complimentary parking, continental breakfast, wireless internet and 24-hour business and fitness center facilities. The on-site Alumni Gift Shop proudly features Baton Rouge’s best selection of LSU gear. MC, V, AE, D

DoubleTree by Hilton 4964 Constitution Ave. (225) 925-1005 doubletree.com This new hotel on Constitution Avenue has been freshly updated; be one of the first to enjoy everything we offer. There’s Sweet Dreams bedding, our caring service and a cookie here with your name on it. MC, V, AE, D; HC

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6486 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 803-6528 The Cajun Village Cottages is a cozy bed and breakfast full of history and charm in Plantation Country. The cottages provide a perfect place to relax and experience peaceful Southern living! Restored with original wooden floors and decorated with authentic antiques, each cottage has its own distinct furnishings and ambiance.

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Hampton Inn & Suites – Downtown 462 Lafayette St. hamptoninnandsuitesbatonrouge.com The Hampton Inn & Suites – Baton Rouge Downtown is in the heart of Baton Rouge’s vibrant downtown business, entertainment and dining district. Located minutes from LSU, it is the perfect location to cheer on your LSU Fighting Tigers and is within walking distance of many government offices. The upscale 7-story, 137-room boutique-style hotel is the perfect place for you to stay, whether you come for business or pleasure.

Hampton Inn – I-10 & College Drive 4646 Constitution Ave. (225) 926-9990 The Hampton Inn I-10 & College Drive is located just minutes away from LSU Tiger Stadium and downtown Baton Rouge. Situated near numerous businesses, shops and restaurants, our Baton Rouge hotel is convenient for leisure or business travelers. Each guest room is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, a 49-inch flat-screen TV, built-in desk, a mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Expect a friendly team to welcome you to Baton Rouge and experience trusted Hampton service.

Hampton Inn & Suites – Port Allen 2755 Commercial Drive, Port Allen (225) 389-6655 The Hampton Inn & Suites is ideally located just off I-10 within 5 miles of downtown Baton Rouge, River Center convention center and LSU campus. The Hampton features Cloud Nine Bedding, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, free hot breakfast and complimentary wired & wireless high-speed internet access. Special group rates available!

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201 Lafayette St. (877) 862-9800 batonrougecapitolcenter.hilton.com The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center located downtown is the city’s only historic 4-Diamond hotel. The newly renovated hotel offers 290 deluxe guestrooms, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, two river view ballrooms, rooftop pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, business center and fitness center. Stop by Kingfish Grill & Lounge to experience the best of Louisiana cuisine and a variety of fine wines. The hotel is within walking distance of the Shaw Center and the convention center and near all government buildings, historic sites and LSU

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Baton Rouge East 10989 Siegen Holiday Circle (225) 778-5722 hiexpress.com/batonrougeeast Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites East! We offer spacious standard rooms and a variety of spacious suites. We serve a complimentary, hot breakfast bar that features our signature cinnamon rolls and coffee. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel on your next visit to Baton Rouge East! MC, V, AE, D; HC


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Home2 Suites by Hilton Baton Rouge 10800 Siegen Holiday Circle (225) 223-6788 home2suites.com New all-suite Hilton hotel located just off I-10 with easy access to the Mall of Louisiana, LSU, and downtown. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, FREE breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi, laundry & fitness facility, fire pit/outdoor lounge, and outdoor pool and grilling area! Within walking distance of local dining and shopping options. HC

Hotel Indigo – Downtown 200 Convention St. (225) 343-1515 hotelindigo.com/batonrougela A blend of modern contemporary living with the best in traditional hospitality. Constructed within a historic building, consisting of 93 smoke-free guest rooms, each with flat-screen, HD TV, coffeemaker and spa-inspired shower. On-site bar and bistro. Walking distance to the River Center, downtown attractions and entertainment.

Hyatt Place Baton Rouge/I-10 Homewood Suites by Hilton 5860 Corporate Blvd. (225) 927-1700 batonrouge.homewoodsuites.com All newly renovated nonsmoking suites. Conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and Movie Tavern. Easy access to I-10, LSU, downtown and Mall of Louisiana. Spacious suite where living area is separate from bedroom and includes a fully equipped kitchen, onsite fitness center and complimentary passes to local gym. Complimentary hot breakfast daily, evening reception Monday-Thursday with a meal, beer and wine. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking; HHonors Points and Miles.

6080 Bluebonnet Blvd. | hyattplace.com Welcome to a different place, Hyatt Place. Here you’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi, roomy rooms and our Gallery Kitchen Breakfast that’s free with your stay—along with every modern comfort you deserve. Plus, you’ll be just across the street from the Mall of Louisiana, with easy access to some of the best dining, shopping and entertainment that Baton Rouge has to offer.

L’Auberge Baton Rouge

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A Legacy of Classic Elegance Continues in Downtown Baton Rouge’s.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Baton Rouge – Denham Springs 1617 O’Neal Lane (225) 663-6663 lq.com Located just off I-12 and close to restaurants and attractions. Spacious rooms, HD TV with premium channels, fitness center, business center, guest laundry, outdoor pool and meeting space. Each stay includes Free Bright Side Breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and local calls. Microwaves and refrigerators available in all rooms. Corporate rates available. Pet friendly.

Nottoway Plantation & Resort 31025 La. 1, White Castle (225) 545-2730 nottoway.com Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is home to the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion. Reigning over oak-draped grounds between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Nottoway offers audio and guided tours, deluxe rooms, luxury amenities, dining, and event venues. Experience the extraordinary crown jewel of Southern antebellum plantations! MC, V, AE

Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge

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2445 S. Acadian Thruway (225) 236-4000 radisson.com/batonrougela Settle into a great location in Baton Rouge about 10 minutes from downtown and less than 2 miles from LSU. The nearest full-service

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hotel to Tiger Stadium and 15 minutes from Baton Rouge Airport. Located off 1-10, the hotel is easily accessed. The hotel has 131 rooms, which includes 10 suites, 6,123 square feet of meeting space, onsite restaurant and bar, fitness center, outdoor pool, wireless internet access, and 24-hour guest laundry. Shopping, dining and nightlife all in the same area. MC, V, AE, D; HC, AAA, AARP, Pet friendly, Government, and Corporate discounts.

Red Roof Inn #141 11314 Boardwalk Drive (225) 275-6600 redroof.com Located off I-12 at Sherwood Forest Blvd (Exit 4). New rooms, 100% smoke-free, free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free long-distance calls within continental USA, free coffee in lobby, flat-screen TVs with 36 HD Channels. Near shopping malls, antebellum homes, state capitol, LSU, Southern University and local casinos. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Renaissance Baton Rouge 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 215-7000 renhotels.com/batonrouge Live Life to Discover. 256-room hotel offers area’s finest amenities, including Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar, fitness center, pool and 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Ideally located between Mall of Louisiana and Perkins Rowe.

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-Newly Renovated!!! -conveniently located off Corporate Blvd. near shopping, dining and a movie theatre. -Breakfast daily -complimentary evening social Mon-Thurs 5:30p-7:30p, including free beer and wine 5860 Corporate Blvd. Baton Rouge, La 70808 225.927.1700 www.batonrouge.homewoodsuites.com

“Your Home Away From Home”

• New, comfy Rest Suite beds by Serta® • Large, flat-screen TVs with 36 HD channels • Plush, high-end bedding • Free HBO®, HBO2®, ESPN®, ESPN2®, TNT®, USA®, Fox News®, CNN®, Cartoon®, Discovery Channel® and more

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Use VP+®/Promo Code 618623 when making your reservation. Discount good at the Red Roof Baton Rouge location only. Restrictions may apply based on availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Valid for all room types. Not valid during special events. Expires 12.31.2018.

Red Roof Baton Rouge – #141 11314 Boardwalk Dr. • Baton Rouge, LA, 70816 phone: 866.460.7456 For reservations visit redroof.com or call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663)


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Your Highest Expectations. . . Met. Baton Rouge’s only luxury boutique hotel

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200 Convention Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801 225.343.1515

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Residence Inn by Marriott – Baton Rouge Towne Center at Cedar Lodge 7061 Commerce Circle (225) 925-9100 marriott.com/btrrb This all-suite hotel is conveniently located next to Towne Center, where you will find great restaurants, premier shopping and entertainment. Our innovative suites offer separate living, dining and sleeping areas. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served daily; join us for complimentary social experience that offers free premium beer, wine and connections to local flavors served Monday-Wednesday. Complimentary parking and Wi-fi.

Special group rates available! Minutes from Downtown Baton Rouge, River Center, and LSU! Free hot breakfast • Free wired & wireless highspeed Cloud 9 bedding • 32” Flatscreen Micro Fridge in all rooms • Fitness Center • Pool Port Allen • 2755 Commercial Drive Just of f I-10 L obdell E xit 151

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Richmond Inn and Suites Baton Rouge – College Drive, A Trademark by Wyndham Hotel 2683 Energy Drive (225) 924-6500 richmondinnandsuites.com This 100% nonsmoking, eco-friendly and pet friendly hotel is located near LSU, restaurants, shopping, businesses and attractions. Spacious rooms or suites with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, cable with HD channels and HBO, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, fitness center, business center, convenience store, laundry facilities, outdoor pool and hot tub, Sport Court, bar with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and meeting spaces. Free parking with two electric car charging stations. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Sleep Inn South

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10332 Plaza Americana Drive (225) 926-8488 choicehotels.com/hotel/la706 Conveniently located off I-12 and minutes from I-10. Just 6 miles from LSU and downtown Baton Rouge. Sleep Inn South offers 101 spacious guest rooms with free wireless high-speed internet access, irons, ironing boards, microwaves, refrigerators and hair-dryers. Enjoy free Showtime, CNN and ESPN on the new 32-inch flat-screens in every room. Free hot breakfast. Walking distance to All Star Lanes bowling! MC, V, AE, D; HC

Staybridge Suites

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AUDUBON ZOO 6500 MAGAZINE STREET, UPTOWN

Cool Zoo, A Wild and Wet Splash Park* | Open Spring and Summer AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS CANAL STREET AT THE RIVER

Snorkel or dive in the Great Maya Reef. A new underwater adventure!*

AUDUBON BUTTERFLY GARDEN and INSECTARIUM 423 CANAL STREET

"A top museum for you and your kids" - CNN.com Be sure to visit the Golf Club at Audubon Park for world-class golf and dining. Uptown in Audubon Park. VISIT AUDUBONNATUREINSTITUTE.ORG.

*Separate admission fee required

4001 Nicholson Drive (225) 456-5430 We are an all-suite hotel with fully equipped kitchens designed to offer you the most comfortable extended stay possible, right next door to LSU’s campus and 3 miles from downtown Baton Rouge. Features include complimentary hot breakfast buffet, social, laundry facility, parking and Wi-Fi.

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast 8860 Highland Road (225) 769-7358 | (888) 900-5430 thestockade.com Conveniently located 3.5 miles from LSU on historic Highland Road. Surround yourself with elegant decor and comfortable amenities. Five spacious guest rooms with private baths and one suite. Two patios overlook spacious wooded grounds. Guests enjoy a full Southern breakfast in the dining room of lovely antiques and fine artwork. MC, V, AE, D; HC


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LANDMARKREBORN

5500 HILTON | BATON ROUGE | 225.924.5000 | MARRIOTT.COM

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WITH A DRAMATIC MAKEOVER COMPLETE, BATON ROUGE’S MOST ICONIC HOTEL IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS. COME BY TO SEE FOR YOURSELF.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Watermark Baton Rouge Hotel

• 140 elegant guest rooms • Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed™ • 49-inch flat screen TVs • Complimentary On the House™ hot breakfast and On the Run Breakfast Bags™ • Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access throughout hotel • Hampton Boardroom seats up to ten people, conference-style

Just off Interstate 10 in the heart of Baton Rouge

225-926-9990

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Wyndham Garden Baton Rouge 5600 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 293-1199 � wyndham/batonrouge.com The Wyndham Garden Baton Rouge is an all-suite hotel that offers a host of services and amenities to make your trip to Baton Rouge convenient and enjoyable. Situated right off I-10 and Bluebonnet, the hotel provides the ideal setting with a secure courtyard, outdoor pool and offers an All-American breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

CAMPGROUNDS BREC’s Farr Park RV Campground (225) 769-7805 brec.org. RV sites $35/night (max. 14 nights); dump station only, $10. The Farr Park RV Camground is adjacent to the Mississippi River, located on historic River Road. It is easily accessible from Interstate 10. The campground has 108 sites (mostly pull-through) and is equipped with water and 30 amp electrical hookups and restroom facilities. Serene pasture views, safe and clean grounds, access to lighted pavilions.

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4646 Constitution Avenue Baton Rouge, Louisiana

150 Third St. (225) 408-3200 watermarkbr.com The Watermark Baton Rouge Hotel brings a luxury experience to the downtown area. As part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Watermark offers 144 exquisitely appointed rooms. A stately presence. A storied past. Together offering one of the richest and most eclectic experiences available for any guest. Our story began nearly a century ago, high on a bluff overlooking the majestic Mississippi River, when intrepid financiers built our iconic skyscraper as the headquarters of Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank. Today, echoes of that era remain, in hand-painted ceiling murals, carved marble walls and staircases, and old bank vaults converted into dramatic meeting and dining spaces.

Baton Rouge KOA 7628 Vincent Road, Denham Springs Reserve: (800) 562-5673 Info: (225) 664-7281 koa.com/campgrounds/baton-rouge/ Come stay in the cool shade of this quiet campground just a few minutes from the Mighty Mississippi. It’s easy to stay here, where asphalt streets lead to concrete pull-thrus for even the biggest rigs. Check out the new Deluxe Cabins and many other improvements, including the brand-new paved streets. Relax in the large in-ground hot tub and the pool with a waterfall. Kids will enjoy the playground equipment.

Poche Plantation Camping RV Park STATE CAPITOL RACEWAY provides fun and entertainment for everyone! Come on out to our races held every Friday night or any of our nationally recognized events in the spring and fall, including four sanctioned mud races a year! Visit our website at statecapitolraceway.com for a complete schedule. We can’t wait to see you! 225-627-4574 | 11436 Highway 190 W

6554 La. 44 (River Road), Convent (225) 562-7728 pocheplantation.com Poche Plantation Camping RV Park is a full-service Cajun Country camping RV park and resort close to New Orleans and Baton Rouge, between Gonzales and Laplace Louisiana.

Tangipahoa Parish Campground Association 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond (800) 617-4501 tangitourism.com Tangipahoa Parish is home to eight unique campgrounds. Whether you are interested in upscale or primitive accommodations, you’re sure to find a campground that suits your family’s needs. Kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, special events and more. HC


INSPIRATIONS

Fun for   the kids

BREC

Perkins Road Community Park includes a state-of-the-art, 30,000-square-foot skateboard park.

WHEN IT’S time to find activities the kids will enjoy, Baton Rouge has endless possibilities. Here’s a sampling.

BURDEN MUSEUM & GARDENS

Children and parents alike love the Perkins Road Community Park, BREC’s 52-acre “extreme sports park.” The facility’s BMX racetrack, 30,000-squarefoot skate and bike park, playground, soccer fields and rock climbing facility are great for adventurous youngsters. The minimum age for the climbing wall is 9, and basic how-to explanations and technique training are available from climbing experts. Walking paths, picnic areas and a fishing pond are designed for the whole family to enjoy. For more information, visit brec.org or call (225) 766-9039.

LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE MUSEUM Come visit the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, where families can “Discover, Create, and Connect” through art and science. Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, LASM offers entertainment for all ages. From hands-on weekend programs such as BASF Kids’ Lab and Viewing & Doing Art! to discovering ancient Egypt treasures in the mummy’s tomb and out-of-this-world planetarium shows in the 60-foot domed theater, there is something to inspire everyone. For more information visit lasm. org or call (225) 344-5272.

FEATURED LISTINGS BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo 3601 Thomas Road (225) 775-3877 brzoo.org Daily, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m, April-August) The zoo is a place where people connect with animals. Visit giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos and otters. Check out Realm of the Tiger, L’aquarium de Louisiane, the Safari Playground and the Cypress Bayou Railroad.

Lake After Hours Kids lakeafterhourskids.com Provides quick, convenient pediatric and adolescent urgent care in a child-friendly environment. Specializing in patients between 3 months and 15 years of age, the clinic is open 7 days a week until 9 p.m. with pediatric providers and pediatric-trained nurses on staff. Located on Perkins Road near Siegen Lane with no appointment needed. Accredited and certified by the Urgent Care Association of America.

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Burden Museum & Gardens, located off Essen Lane in the heart of Baton Rouge, offers a steady rotation of hands-on events for children, from harnessed tree climbing on Arbor Day to nature hikes to StoryTime in the Garden on selected Saturday mornings. The popular Corn Maze Festival each October includes zip lining, pumpkin painting, hay rides and, of course, getting lost in the maze. The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is an expansive collection of specialty gardens, woodlands, wetlands and arboreta. Trees and Trails offers 3 miles of serene walking paths. The Rose Garden, Children’s Garden and All-America Selections Display Garden showcase the beauty of plants and flowers. No admission is required to tour the gardens. The Children’s Garden offers a place to learn about gardening and nutrition. This model garden also provides a location for families to experience the outdoors, focusing on vegetable, herb and butterfly garden plantings. Check the website for what’s happening while you’re in town: lsuagcenter.com/portals/burden/Events

PERKINS ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

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Jubulation hour Sunday Brunch • Atrium Bar

craft cocktails Sunday Brunch • small plates

3739 Perkins Road | (225) 346-8422 | jubans.com

7731 Jefferson Highway | (225) 926-1172 | beausoleilrestaurantandbar.com

18143 Perkins Road East | (225) 778-5119 | adriansbyjubans.com

320 St. Charles Street | (225) 224-8314 | christinasbr.com

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Dining Adrian's Restaurant and Bar 18143 Perkins Road East, Ste. A (225) 778-5119 adriansbyjubans.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Seafood bar with chargrilled oysters, casual atmosphere with a warehouse look and feel, outdoor patio, accessible to interstate, open 7 days a week! MC, V, D, AE

Albasha 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 292-7988 albashabr.com Mon.-Thurs., lunch 10:30-1:45, dinner 4:30-9:30; Fri. open all day, 10:30 a.m.10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Albasha has been serving Baton Rouge with Greek and Lebanese food since 1992. With four locations in Baton Rouge and and seven locations in surrounding areas, a locally owned Albasha is just around the corner! Credit cards accepted; HC

Ava St Café (225) 960-2380 avastreetcafe.com Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Ava St Café on Essen/Summa was established Sept. 10, 2016. We offer an upscale casual atmosphere. Ava’s signature dishes are our Bird Nest appetizer and 225 Vegan Vermicelli Bowl. We have a full bar with patio seating. Happy hours are Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-6 p.m. We do take out, catering, and offer delivery service through Waitr. HC

Bay Leaf Authentic Indian Cuisine

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Beausoleil 7731 Jefferson Highway (225) 926-1172 beausoleilrestaurantandbar.com Locally owned; co-owner Chef Nathan Gresham named a Top 5 “Chefs to Watch” by Louisiana Cookin’ magazine. Contemporary Louisiana cuisine using local ingredients served in a casual neighborhood bistro environment. Serving complimentary pork cracklings. Featuring fried oysters with truffle oil and parmesan; chopped seafood salad with crab meat, shrimp, cucumbers, tomatoes and hearts of palm; oyster po-boy with spicy aioli. Specializing in Southern craft cocktails and a 125-wine selection. Happy hour, 3 p.m.6 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Outdoor patio dining available. Live music Friday nights and Sunday brunch. MC, V, D, AE

Bistro Byronz 5412 Government St. (225) 218-1433 8200 Village Plaza Court (225) 367-4170 bistrobyronz.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Welcome to Bistro Byronz—the neighborhood bistro where friends and families can come together for a little French flavor and a lot of Louisiana spice. Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, or to enjoy one another’s company, have a business meeting or just hang out, we’ve created a place where it’s all good, real good. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Burgersmith 3613 Perkins Road | (225) 330-4710 6212 Siegen Lane | (225) 388-5787 burgersmith.com Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Not long ago, if you wanted something, you went to the person who did it right. The baker. The butcher. That’s how it is with hamburgers. When you want a real burger—you’ve gotta go to the Burgersmith. Discover the place for handcrafted hamburgers, the place for old-fashioned goodness … Burgersmith! MC, V, AE, D; HC

The Cabin Restaurant 5405 Highway 44 Gonzales (225) 473- 3007 | thecabinrestaurant.com Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. For almost 45 years through the efforts, ideas, faults, love, sweat and patience of friends, family and agitators, you are able to enjoy a taste of Southern history. Preserving the local farming history, we serve meals in the River Road tradition along with new interpretations from Chef Joshua Hebert.

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5160 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. (225) 291-4250 bayleafbr.com Lunch buffet, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner from the menu, Mon.-Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 4-10 p.m. Our menu features a fine collection of both north and south Indian cuisine. Each dish is prepared fresh in our kitchen, and we take every effort to provide the authentic Indian flavors. Full-service bar, private room to accommodate 50 guests, catering services available.

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Capital City Grill 100 Lafayette St. (225) 381-8140 | capitalcitygrill.net Locally owned. Restaurateur Rick Volland crafted a genuine restaurant experience in a great downtown location. Whether you are going out to see a show or just want to experience a range of menu options in a restaurant that hosts business lunches and is kid-friendly, Capital City Grill is your spot. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Casa Maria Mexican Grill 7955 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 757-7447 Whether you’re in the mood for mouth-watering fajitas, burritos loaded with delicious toppings, or even just a “House” or “Fruity” margarita, Casa Maria is your destination! Dine in or order online at casamariabr.com!

Celebrity Grill 1717 River Road North (225) 709-8777 hollywoodbr.com Dine like a star at Celebrity Grill! Excite your taste buds with our contemporary American grill cuisine. Let us dazzle you with our red carpet service while delivering inspired classic dishes such as the Filet Sinatra. With a variety of appetizers, steaks, pastas and sandwiches, Celebrity Grill is a hit! Located at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge.

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The Chimes Restaurant and Taproom

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thechimes.com The Chimes has been a city favorite for over 30 years. From onion rings and crawfish etouffée to charbroiled catfish and prime ribeyes. Featuring over 100 beers, including 80 on draft. Chimes Highland 3357 Highland Road at the North Gates of LSU (225) 383-1754 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Brunch Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Brunch Sun., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Our main kitchen closes at midnight each night, with limited late night dining, 12 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Chimes East 10870 Coursey Blvd. (225) 296-4981 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Brunch Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Our kitchen closes at midnight each night. Chimes Covington 19130 West Front St., Covington (985) 892-5396 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Brunch Sun., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Our main kitchen closes at 10:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs., with limited late night dining from 10:30- 1 a.m. WAITR delivery available

Christina’s 320 St. Charles (225) 336-9512 christinasbr.com Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Locally owned. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, established

1994, diner fare cooked from scratch. Breakfast is the earliest in town Monday thru Friday open at 6 a.m. Pancakes and the Christina omelet are the favorites for breakfast. Daily specials highlight the lunch menu, each served with true Southern side dishes such as eggplant casserole and buttered carrots. Great spot to read the paper and drink some coffee. Red Beans & Rice Mondays, Crawfish Etouffée Tuesdays, Chicken-Fried Steak Wednesdays, Fried Chicken Thursdays, Catfish Fridays. MC, V, D, AE

City Pork City Pork Deli & Charcuterie 2363 Hollydale Ave. | (225) 300-4550 City Pork Brasserie & Bar 7327 Jefferson Highway | (225) 615-8880 City Pork Catering (225) 388-5900 | citypork.com Our City Pork Deli & Charcuterie features a neighborhood deli focusing on sandwiches, housemade charcuterie and BBQ offerings of our house-smoked meats in a fast-casual setting. Our City Pork Brasserie & Bar is full-service with signature sandwiches but featuring Louisiana fare with worldly twists as well as an expanded charcuterie fare. Finally, our City Pork Catering company serves all the City Pork favorites for your next party, special event, wedding or business lunch or dinner. Amazing and unique food with the hospitality to match makes City Pork a favorite for all of our guests to Baton Rouge.

Cocha 445 North 6th St. (225) 615-8826 | cochabr.com Lunch, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner, Mon.-Sun., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; brunch Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Tues. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, Cocha is committed to sourcing best local seasonal produce, sustainable seafood and the purest farmed animals. Creative, seasonal inspired cocktails, local craft beers and an international wine list.

The Coffee House (225) 675-8068 cajunvillageshops.com/coffee-house.html 7 days a week, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. A place where coffee is served and people gather for talk and entertainment. Enjoy the Coffee House’s famous beignets and café au lait for breakfast or a bowl of our classic red beans and rice at lunch.

Cou-Yons BBQ of Port Allen 470 N. Alexander Ave., Port Allen (225) 383-3227 couyons.com Serving your favorite homemade comfort food with a twist. Just across the river, we are 5 minutes away from downtown Baton Rouge. Also look for our Cou-Yon’s food truck in downtown Baton Rouge 3 days a week. We have recently been ranked nationally by both The Insider and Gourmandize in the Top 50 BBQ Restaurants in the United States! We are also a 3-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and we were recently named one of Sports Illustrated’s 5 Best Places to Eat when coming to Baton Rouge. In addition, we were most recently named the No. 1 place to eat in West Baton Rouge for 2017. Make the short drive over the bridge and see what all your neighbors are calling the Best BBQ in Baton Rouge! Dine-in, take-out, catering, delivery, family packs, office meetings, and holiday parties.


DINING

Crispy Catch

Louisiana seafood, charbroiled oysters, grilled and fried seafood favorites, sizzling steaks and delicious cocktails in a casual atmosphere where you’re always part of the family. Credit cards accepted; HC

3109 Perkins Road (near the Perkins overpass) (225) 447-8833 Mall of Louisiana Food Court (225) 900-6101 Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Crispy Catch features the true flavor of south Louisiana rooted in family heritage. We offer a deep appreciation for making a great catch and preparing not just a meal, but a lasting memory with friends and family. Credit cards accepted; HC

Drusilla Seafood Restaurant 3482 Drusilla Lane, Ste. D (225) 923-0896 | (800) 364-8844 drusillaplace.com Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Drusilla Seafood Restaurant has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 30 years, serving up Southern hospitality and Louisiana cuisine since 1982. Enjoy an extensive line of seafood, including fried, broiled and blackened, as well as heart-healthy entrees. Private dining rooms available for private or large parties. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Doe’s Eat Place 3723 Government St. (225) 387-5331 doesbatonrouge.com Mon.-Fri., lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Mon.Thurs., dinner, 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., dinner, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Serving world-famous steaks and hot tamales since 1941—come enjoy prime beef in a casual setting. Families are welcome! MC, V, AE, D

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Don’s Seafood 136 Rushing Rd., Denham Springs (225) 923-0896 2405 West Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales (225) 644-4888 | donsseafoodonline.com Sun.-Thurs.,10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Come enjoy our savory Cajun cooking that’s been a favorite to locals and guests alike for more than 80 years. Join us for the freshest

8210 Village Plaza Court (225) 960-1100 flambeecafe.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. We don’t think the world needs just another pizza joint ... which is why we created Flambée Café—the haute new place to enjoy the fiery French cousin of pizza: the Tarte Flambée. Our Louisiana take on the Flatbread of France comes in a variety of irresistible, oven-to-table options. Tartines, pots-au-feu, salads, desserts, and craft cocktails round out the menu of French-fired fare. MC, V, AE, D; HC

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 7321 Corporate Blvd. (225) 925-2710 flemingssteakhouse.com Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fleming’s of Baton Rouge can be found in Mid-South City, located on Corporate Boulevard, just off of Interstate 10 and located in the Towne Center near the Bocage Village Shopping Center. Experience a menu inspired by a passion for steak and wine, paired with an award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Indulge in an exceptional selection of hand-cut steaks, including our new chef-recommended Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Geisha Sushi with a Flair (225-313-3892) geisha-sushi.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. We are the finest sushi restaurants in the Baton Rouge area, specializing in Japanese cuisine with a unique flair! Geisha offers an elegant and relaxing ambiance along with a fully stocked bar and courteous staff. Our restaurants are the perfect spots for any occasion! Geisha is located conveniently off I-12 in Denham Springs, near Bass Pro Shop on Range 12 Boulevard (225-271-4911); our second location is on Airline Highway in Prairieville, near Gold’s Gym.

Gino’s Galatoire’s Bistro 3535 Perkins Road, Ste. 400 (225) 753-4864 galatoiresbistro.com Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (brunch Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) Galatoire’s Bistro is an unrivaled dining experience and serves the finest French Louisiana cuisine Baton Rouge offers. Whether visiting for a large celebration, intimate occasion or a comfortable meal with family and friends, guests can look forward to all of the traditions that make Galatoire’s Bistro the ultimate dining experience. Credit cards Issue HC Date: Welcome 2018 Ad proof #2 accepted;

4542 Bennington Ave. (225) 927-7156 ginosrestaurant.com Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; closed Sundays. Gino’s has been a staple of Baton Rouge dining for over 50 years. We specialize in traditional southern Italian food, Mediterranean style, with fresh seafood and steaks. Live jazz music every Thursday night. An over 300-wine cellar has earned us the Wine Spectator award for 15 years. Come see why we’re voted 225 Magazine’s Most Romantic Restaurant, Best Date Night, and Best Italian. V, MC, AE, D, DC; HC

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The Gregory 150 Third St. (225) 408-1800 thegregorybr.com The Gregory is the latest addition to downtown’s culinary scene located in the lobby of The Watermark Hotel in the former Louisiana National Bank. The Gregory is an experience exactly like nothing else, with a menu, wine and cocktails that offer inspired twists on classic dishes.

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Heads & Tails Seafood 2070 Silverside Drive (Perkins Road @ Essen Lane) (225) 767-2525 headsandtailsseafood.com Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. We have served the area with fresh Louisiana seafood for over 33 years! Our down-home bayou cooking is sure to please your palate, from tasty boiled crawfish to our homemade seafood gumbo, which was voted No. 1 by The Wall Street Journal. From the best po-boys and our delicious New Orleans muffalettas to our light seafood salads, the cure for your hunger can be found at Heads & Tails. From full-service catering to party trays, we pack to travel and ship seafood nationwide.

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7955 Bluebonnet Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (225) 757-7447 33939 Hwy 16, Suite C Denham Springs (Watson), LA 70706 (225) 380-1991

Juban’s Creole Restaurant & Caterer ... for all reasons. 3739 Perkins Road

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(225) 346-8422 | jubans.com. Lunch Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner Mon.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.10 p.m.; Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Atrium serving bar menu throughout the day. Award-winning food and wine! A family-owned restaurant and Baton Rouge favorite since 1983, Juban’s is the home of the “Hallelujah Crab,” serving contemporary Louisiana cuisine, prime steaks and Louisiana seafood. We also offer a casual menu serving sandwiches, po-boys and small plates in the Atrium. With over 850 wine selections, Juban’s has received Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for the past 11 years. Family-friendly with children’s menu. Private dining and off-site catering available. Reservations recommended.

Kona Grill

10111 Perkins Rowe, #100 (225) 769-0077 konagrill.com We are proud to offer a wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails created by Sean Kenyon, who was voted Best Bartender in America. We

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5741 Essen Lane (225) 767-2288 ichibanbr.com Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Voted 225 Magazine Readers choice award 2010-2017 “BEST SUSHI RESTAURANT in Baton Rouge”! Serving only the freshest sashimi, meticulously handcrafted sushi and world-class hibachi, Ichiban defines the ultimate Japanese dining experience. Hours: MC, V, AE, D; HC, WAITR delivery available

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are focused on quality, not quantity. Each drink is made with syrups made from scratch and freshly squeezed juices to create a refreshing cocktail that will have you coming back for more! HC

Mike Anderson’s – Gonzales

1500 W. Highway 30, Gonzales (225) 743-MIKE (6453) awesomefood.com La Carreta Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4065 Government St. | (225) 334-9940 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.9828 Bluebonnet Blvd. | (225) 303-9899 10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fresh, Fun, & Festive! Come visit Sergio at Located on property of Clarion Inn, Gonzales. Mike Anderson’s has our Bluebonnet Blvd. location or Will & become synonymous with serving the finest fresh south Louisiana Charlene at our Government St. location seafood. Enjoy our many signature dishes prepared with Gulf shrimp, for excellent service, a lively atmosphere, and great-tasting, authentic lump crab meat, crawfish, a wide variety of fresh fish and USDA choice Mexican cuisine. The La Carreta family is excited to welcome you! Visit steak. Cookbooks available. Superior banquet and meeting facilities carretarestaurant.com for daily specials and directions. HC provide an excellent location for any event. MC, V, AE, D, DC; HC

Louie’s Café 3322 Lake St. (225) 346-8221 louiescafe.com Open 24/7 Louie’s Café is a 24-hour diner located at the North Gates of LSU. It is a popular spot for LSU students, faculty and sports fans. Louie’s Café was established near Louisiana State University in 1941. Louie served customers freshmade cheeseburgers, hash browns and omelets, and the café became an LSU institution. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Mansurs on the Boulevard 5720 Corporate Blvd., Ste. #A (225) 923-3366 mansursontheboulevard.com Mansurs on the Boulevard has been a Baton Rouge tradition for over 26 years. Our cuisine is true Louisiana with a contemporary French flare. Our full-service lounge offers more casual dining, while a nightly pianist in the main dining area creates a more intimate atmosphere. We serve the largest selection of fresh fish in town.

Mason’s Grill 13556 Jefferson Highway (225) 756-8815 masonsgrill.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mason’s Grill is the home of the Cajun Shrimp Burger, “Louisiana’s Best Burger!” as named by the Food Network Magazine (2009) and ZAGAT (2013). Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. and featuring a bottomless champagne brunch every Sat. and Sun. Visit us online at masonsgrill.com for our full menu, daily specials and hours.

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1031 W. Lee Drive (225) 766-7823 mikeandersons.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Established more than four decades ago, Mike Anderson’s has become synonymous with serving the finest fresh south Louisiana seafood. Enjoy our many signature dishes prepared with Gulf shrimp, lump crab meat, crawfish, a wide variety of fresh fish and USDA choice steak. Mike Anderson’s—where we’ve learned that if you care, it shows! Gift cards and cookbooks available. The beautiful banquet room and sensational outdoor dining area—The Side Porch—provide a beautiful location for every event. MC, V, AE, D, DC; HC

Milford’s on Third 150 Third St. (225) 408-2600 milfordsonthird.com When you think of the traditional delicatessen, you probably imagine a bustling place in New York City. But what if you could get an authentic deli experience in downtown Baton Rouge? That was our inspiration when we opened Milford’s on Third, located in the Watermark Hotel.

Monjunis Italian Café and Grocery 711 Jefferson Highway (225) 231-1595 monjunis.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A Louisiana staple for 26 years, serving that sweet Sicilian sauce that you have come to know and love. From salads to pizza and pasta, we have all your cravings covered. You have to try our lasagna and spaghetti dishes. Check out our wine tastings/dinners! MC, V, AE, D; HC

Newk’s 7211 Corporate Blvd., Ste. B (225) 246-7769 3332 Lake St. | (225) 302-5742 Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. “We live for the tantalizing smells, sights, tastes and textures of meats that are made to perfection. We are obsessed with discovering new recipes and reimagining old favorites—especially our Newcomb Family Recipes. We insist on sourcing the finest ingredients.Nothing is pre-chopped, pre-sliced or pre-packaged! We are uncompromising about quality from kitchen to table and our dedication to personal service. That’s a passion shared by me and everyone you will meet at Newk’s.” ––Chris Newcomb, Newk’s Founder & CEO

Nottoway Plantation & Resort 31025 La. 1, White Castle (225) 545-2730 nottoway.com Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is home to the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion. Reigning over oak-draped grounds between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Nottoway offers audio and guided tours, deluxe rooms, luxury amenities, dining, and event venues. Experience the extraordinary crown jewel of Southern antebellum plantations! MC, V, AE


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Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant 3225 Perkins Road (225) 381-9922 parrains.com Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Nouveau-Cajun cuisine in a pure Louisiana setting. Two weekday lunch specials and one is always seafood. Happy Hour in our Hammerhead Bar, weekdays, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. as well as during all LSU football games. Enjoy signature dishes with lump crab meat, crawfish, fresh Gulf shrimp, Cornish hens and prime steaks. Tuesday is half price oyster day. Our outside deck is a favorite spot to enjoy the wonderful food and drink. WAITR delivery available

Phil Brady’s Bar and Grill 4848 Government St. (225) 927-3786 Phil Brady’s is one of the oldest and friendliest night clubs in Baton Rouge! We opened in the ’70s as a bar and soon joined the live music scene! We have everything you could ask for, from blues music, which is every Thursday night, to country, rock and even big band music! We also serve lunch, Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a daily special!

Phil’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant 4335 Perkins Road (225) 924-3045 | philsoysterbar.com Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. A Baton Rouge tradition for over 60 years, Phil’s Oyster Bar has reopened and is recreating a Baton Rouge institution. Known for our seafood, Italian specialties, and raw and charbroiled oysters, Phil’s Oyster Bar is old Baton Rouge at its best and was voted Baton Rouge’s BEST new restaurant in 2017! Credit cards accepted; HC

Reginelli’s Pizzeria 684 Jefferson Highway (225) 231-1313 reginellis.com Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-12 a.m. The Perfect Pizza is in Baton Rouge! Reginelli’s Pizzeria specializes in hand-tossed pizzas and offers a diverse menu of seasonal salads, house-made focaccia sandwiches, rich pastas and more. Try the award-winning Reginelli Gumbo Pizza paired with $3 pints of local craft beer every Monday and Tuesday. HC

Rotolo’s Craft & Crust

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every local can enjoy their favorites. And we’re doing it all in a cool atmosphere that you’ll look forward to visiting time and again. Good food, good vibes, no bullsh*t.

The Rum House 2112 Perkins Palm Ave. (225) 930-4480 therumhouse.com Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. The Rum House is a one-of-a-kind joint inspired by all the islands have to offer. Our menu features Caribbean-inspired tacos, island blends, and an incredible rum bar highlighted by a fine rum selection and a plethora of boat drinks to quench your thirst.

Sammy’s Grill

Satterfield’s Restaurant 108 E. Main St., New Roads satterfields.com Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8/9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9/10 p.m. (varies seasonally) There isn’t a better view anywhere on False River. Our perfect location on this historic oxbow lake makes it worth the short drive to New Roads. There is even a dock for boaters! Come relax and check out our deck with some authentic south Louisiana cuisine. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Simple Joe Café and Confectionary 3057 Government St. (225) 478-2999 simplejoecafeandconfectionary.com Tues.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.; closed Mon. Breakfast and light lunch, entire menu available all day. Serving delectable sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee, the café of choice of individuals and families in Baton Rouge. We know how to make your day more wonderful and enjoyable.

Sno’s Seafood & Steaks

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107 Third St. stroubes.com Chef Mark Reilly offers an upscale down South dining experience like no other in Baton Rouge. Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge with great scenic views. Stroubes offers the best in fresh fish and steak dishes. Whether its Duck Louisiana, seared duck breast over corn grits and collard greens, or some of our signature appetizers, Stroubes Roll, and shrimp and grits, we are sure to have something for everyone. MC, V, AE, D; HC

Tallulah

14800 Wax Road, Central (225) 262-6455 sammysgrill.com/central.html Celebrating Louisiana flavor, Sammy’s Grill serves up all the local favorites, from homemade fried cheese to award-winning grilled shrimp poboys. With a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent service, Sammy’s Grill is a great place to enjoy a good Southern meal with family and friends.

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13131 Airline Highway, Gonzales (225) 647-2631 snosseafood.com Sno’s has maintained the tradition of providing customers good food combined with comfortable surroundings and a family atmosphere. Signature dishes like Fish Cecil and Shrimp Hilda continue to pay tribute to family recipes.

Stab’s Steak and Seafood 13438 Magnolia Square Circle, Central (225) 771 - 8181 stabscentral.com This fine dining establishment is a culinary experience crafted with unique flavors and fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons enjoy an elegant ambience as they sip cocktails and fine wine. Come out to Central and taste for yourself.

7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 388-5710 tallulahrestaurant.com Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel offers a captivating environment and cuisine that will engage your senses and arouse your curiosity. Executive Chef Drue Vitter and Chef Jace Schexnaydre are excited to present a new menu serving notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana in fresh and unique ways.

TJ Ribs 2324 S. Acadian Thruway (225) 383-7427 6330 Siegen Lane (225) 291-8100 tjribs.com Sun.-Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. HC

UMAMI Japanese Bistro 3930 Burbank Drive (225) 768.8808 umamibr.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Discover a new flavor at UMAMI, where creative modern takes on sushi and Japanese cuisine. Prepared fresh daily by Chef Cong, who began his culinary career as a commercial tuna fisherman in the Gulf. Happy Hour features $4 select small plates and sushi; 2-for-1 house sake; and drafts and select wines Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. EAT. DRINK. KAMPAI.

The Velvet Cactus 7655 Old Hammond Highway (225) 227-2563 thevelvetcactus.com Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Local chain serving Mexicaninspired dishes and cocktails in a funky, art-filled space. We love eating and drinking with friends and family. Where you and your friends can enjoy Mexican-inspired dishes while sipping a margarita made with fresh lime and cane sugar. Large outdoor patio will make you feel like you’re on vacation.


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LOOKING FOR a way to experience south Louisiana’s gastronomic delights that’s a little more adventurous than a routine restaurant reservation? Baton Rouge offers multiple options, from tours to culinary competitions that pit chef against chef. If pairing food with sight-seeing is your thing, Baton Rouge Food Tours offers the C’est Si Bon Food Tour by appointment. The 2.5-hour guided walking tour around downtown includes food tastings at local restaurants infused with entertaining historical and cultural details for pleasing both your belly and your brain. To make arrangements, email info@batonrougefoodtour.com, or call (800) 662-3241. In the spring, you can try gourmet crawfish dozens of ways at Crawfête, presented by the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society. Chefs from Baton Rouge’s finest restaurants compete in two categories: gourmet crawfish and boiled crawfish. While listening to a live band and bidding on auction items, guests will also be able to try craft beer, wine and spirits selected to complement these culinary creations. Crawfête’s proceeds will benefit local childhood nutrition programs and culinary/hospitality scholarships. Check it out at bresbr.org. In the summer, visitors to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens can sample fruits and vegetables from the garden along with creations from local food companies at the annual Garden Fest at Burden. Children can enjoy a variety of activities. Get the details at discoverburden. com, or call (225) 763-3990. No culinary adventure in Louisiana would be complete without the Jambalaya Festival in the self-dubbed Jambalaya Capital of the World, Gonzales. This May festival pits area cooks against one another in a competition for the prestigious title of “World Champion.” Read more about it at jambalayafestival.org. Jambalaya is a classic Cajun/Creole dish made from a mixture of meats, rice and seasonings blended to produce a delicious dish similar to Spanish paella. Starting with church fairs, jambalaya emerged from small-quan-

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tity indoor cooking to become the ideal dish for outdoor cooking over hardwood fires for large gatherings. Big, black, cast iron pots made preparation so easy and economical for church use that jambalaya was rapidly adapted for political rallies, weddings, family reunions and other affairs. No fair or political rally around Gonzales is complete without jambalaya cooking. The Red Stick Farmers Market kicks off its annual Fresh Fest in June, highlighting locally grown ingredients. Year-round open-air farmers markets take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays at the Main Street Market at Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Baton Rouge. Every August, the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society hosts the city’s biggest culinary festival: Fête Rouge. For this Louisiana celebration of food and wine, local chefs prepare their best dishes to vie for a gold medal, People’s Choice or Best in Show honors. Attendees can sample their culinary creations as well as sample fine wines from around the world, and enjoy live entertainment and cooking demonstrations. Get details at bresbr.org/ feterouge. In the fall, don’t miss the Capital Chefs’ Showcase, a signature fundraising event of Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge. The highlight of the annual gala is the Bite & Booze Cooking Competition organized by Food Network Star finalist and local restaurateur Jay Ducote. Find out more at cancerservices.org. Also, White Light Night in Baton Rouge’s Mid City Art and Design Cultural District combines art, food, wine and live music, as guests visit local businesses and restaurants along the Government Street Corridor. Details are available at midcitymerchantsbr.org. And Slow Food Baton Rouge—a local chapter of Slow Food USA—hosts signature farm-to-table events during the year, showcasing the culinary arts, local food and mixologists. Small plates are prepared by competing local chefs, who are asked to source ingredients from Louisiana growers. Find out more at slowfoodbr.org.


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ager when he first visited a haunted house. But unlike most teens, Sanburn didn’t just want to take another pass through the attraction as soon as he hit the exit— he wanted to create and operate his own. “I eat, sleep and breathe Halloween.” He spent a decade pursuing a career in nursing—his second love—and perfecting his business plan before opening The 13th Gate in downtown Baton Rouge in 2002. Sanburn’s unsurpassed dedication to his craft is evidenced by the accolades that continue to pile up. Over the past 15 years, The 13th Gate has been ranked as the No. 1 haunted house in the country three times by industry trade publications, and it has consistently ranked among the top 10 over the past decade. It has been featured on the Travel Channel as well as in some of the largest newspapers in the country. The stories all rightfully highlight the attraction’s keen attention

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Paragon Casino MC = MasterCard, V = Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, HC = handicapped-accessible facilities. Locations and addresses are in Baton Rouge unless noted otherwise. See regional map on the inside back cover for location of towns and cities outside of Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Gallery 1515 Dalrymple Drive (225) 383-1470 batonrougegallery.com Tues.-Sun., 12-6 p.m. Free admission. Celebrating over 50 years in the community, BRG (located inside BREC’s City Park) proudly offers monthly exhibitions highlighting the best from local and regional contemporary artists, including painters, photographers, ceramicists and more. Free opening receptions on the first Wed. of every month (7-9 p.m.). A wealth of unique cultural programming such as Movies & Music on the Lawn and Sundays@4 are also offered. MC, V, D, HC

Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel 103 France St. (225) 378-6176 belleofbatonrouge.com Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge and open 24 hours, 7 days a week, this 3-deck, paddlewheel casino is permanently docked on the Mississippi River at the foot of the I-10 bridge, across from the Raising Cane’s River Center. On property is the 10-story, 288-room Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel—offering great room rates and a variety of group event venues. Gaming area is 28,000 square feet of slots, table games and new video poker bar. Food is available on the casino and in the extensive landside facilities. Enjoy concerts, boxing matches, MMA and other live entertainment presented in the beautiful, one-of-a-kind Belle Atrium. All major credit cards accepted. ATMs available.

The Botanic Gardens at BREC’s Independence Park 7950 Independence Blvd. (225) 928-2270 I brec.org With over a mile and a half of walking trails this is the perfect place to observe nature in the city. Stroll through the Rose Garden, Crape Myrtle Garden, Sensory Garden, Camellia Garden, Butterfly Garden, Louisiana Iris Garden and the Daylily Garden.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

April through August) The zoo is a place where people connect with animals. Visit giraffes, rhinos, alligators, flamingos and otters. Check out Realm of the Tiger, L’aquarium de Louisiane, the Safari Playground and the Cypress Bayou Railroad.

110 Frenier Road, LaPlace (800) 467-0758, cajunprideswamptours.com 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. An exciting and authentic eco-tour experience located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Private waterway offers an abundance of wildlife with no distractions. Come explore the swamp with our Cajun Captains! Book online for discounted rates. Group transportation available for swamp, historic plantations and/or New Orleans city tours. V, MC, AE, D; HC

The Cajun Village 6470 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-5572 cajunvillageshops.com Open daily until 5 p.m. A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, C&C Treasures, Louisiana Livin’, BeeVee’s Goodies and The Cajun Shop. Enjoy beignets & café au lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our two live alligators Big Boy and Nubby.

Capitol Area Louisiana State Parks (225) 342-8111 lastateparks.com SHS hours of operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; state park hours of operation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Audubon State Historic Site, Centenary State Historic Site, Port Hudson State Historic Site and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site showcase the area’s history during the 19th century, while Tickfaw State Park offers outdoor recreation and an opportunity to get close to nature. HC; credit cards, cash, in-state checks

Capitol Park Museum 660 N. Fourth St. (225) 342-5428 louisianastatemuseum.org Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. From Louis Armstrong and Huey Long, to Mardi Gras and the Mississippi River, the Capitol Park Museum provides a panoramic exploration of the most vibrant state in America. Come see how American Indians, colonists, Africans and Acadians shaped Louisiana into one of the most culturally rich regions in the world. V, MC; HC

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge 1717 River Road North (225) 709-7777 hollywoodbr.com Make it a Hollywood night! Get in on 24Hour, 7 days a week, nonstop action at Hollywood Casino! With 27,000

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Oasis in the city Windrush House at the Burden Museum & Gardens.

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urrounded by Louisiana’s capital city and bounded on two sides by interstate highways, the Burden Museum & Gardens is an oasis of tranquility. Home to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, the LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens, Burden is 440 acres that comprise forested green space, formal gardens and agricultural research plots. Once called Windrush Plantation, the property was acquired in the mid 1800s by the Burden family, who began donating the property to LSU in 1966 until the final parcel was given in the early 1990s. Steele Burden was the master planner for Windrush Gardens. He was a painter and sculptor and was best known as a landscape designer. He laid out the Windrush Gardens as well as the design for the Windrush Plantation, including lakes, roadways and allees. The LSU connection began in 1925 when LSU professor John Gray, an early authority on soybeans, established experimental plots on Windrush Plantation. Other College of Agriculture researchers soon followed. The Burden family eventually made a series of donations of land to LSU, with the property designated to be used for horticultural and agronomic research, for development of the Rural Life Museum and as a green area. Current research at the Botanic Gardens includes trials to evaluate the performance of landscape bedding plants and vegetables, with warm-season and cool-season plants rotated in approximately 5,000 square feet of raised beds. In addition, the Botanic Gardens is home to trials to evaluate various varieties of tomatoes, sweet potatoes, strawberries and many other commercial and home garden vegetables and fruits. The 3.5-acre Windrush Gardens was Steele Burden’s personal laboratory for garden design where he worked on expanding and refining his masterpiece from his 20s until his death in 1995. Windrush Gardens is accessed through the Rural Life Museum. In 1970 Steele began moving the first of many structures to the property to establish what is now the Rural Life Museum. The initial buildings came from Welham Plantation in St. James Parish. Majestic live oaks and ancient crape myrtles create a shady canopy over azaleas and camellias in the Windrush Gardens, evoking a sense of tranquility and peace. The winding paths are ideal for strolling and enjoying the 25 acres of landscaped spaces. Learn more at lsuagcenter.com/portals/burden/.

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square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. Get the star treatment at one of our three dining locations—Celebrity Grill, Epic Buffet and Take Two Deli! Complimentary valet service and premier club promotions will leave you feeling like Hollywood royalty!

LaHouse Home and Landscape Resource Center 2858 Gourrier Ave., LSU AgCenter campus (225) 578-7913 lsuagcenter.com/LaHouse Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Explore features, displays and cut-away views of the nation’s most unique showcase of home solutions for the region’s climate, natural disasters and indoor health hazards. Experience the green, comfort, durability, convenience, health and financial advantages of a highperformance home. FREE publications, self-guided tours, videos, exhibits and more. HC

The Last Wilderness Adventure 33195 La. 75, Plaquemine (225) 385-9562 lastwildernesstours.com Love-Share-Protect. A Louisiana swamp tour like no other!” The Last Wilderness Adventure Tours and Expeditions serves to educate and gain support to protect this seriously threatened paradise. You’ll be amazed as you wander deep into the magical swamps of the Atchafalaya Basin where the larger boats can’t go. Better yet, your personalized tour is made without sacrificing the comfort of a bigger boat. So, get on board and call or visit the website to make your reservation—and experience breathtaking views, gigantic cypress trees, local culture and native wildlife. The tour is a great adventure for people of all ages. This tour is not an alligator tour. If seen, alligators are wild and are not fed by the tour guide. Tour lasts a minimum of two hours. Tours are by appointment only. $40 per adult, $35 per child under age of 10.

L’Auberge Baton Rouge 777 L’Auberge Ave. (866) 261-7777 lbatonrouge.com Discover Baton Rouge’s ultimate destination. From the massive 74,000-square-foot gaming facility to the stunning rooftop pool, four unique restaurants, epic live concerts, and over 200 luxurious rooms and suites, limitless thrills are found around every corner at L’Auberge Baton Rouge— where legendary moments await.

Louisiana Art & Science Museum

5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Discover, create, and learn how art and science connect. Explore fine art exhibitions, the Ancient Egypt Gallery with a 2,300-year-old mummy, a 65-million-year-old Triceratops skull, hands-on galleries, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, and weekend events that inspire and entertain visitors of all ages. MC, V, AE, D; HC

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With dozens of colorful scratch-off games celebrating Louisiana and drawings occurring every night for top prizes of $500 to over $40 million, no visit is complete without trying your luck on a Lottery game for as little as $1. What’s more, proceeds fund K-12 public education! Details: louisianalottery.com/games.

(225) 578-5030 lsu.edu Attractions include the distinctive Italianate campus architecture, Tiger Stadium, the outdoor Greek Theatre, the LSU Dairy Store, the Union Art Gallery and the iconic Memorial Tower. Printed visitor guides including a walking tour are available at the Visitor Center, corner of Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road.

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6470 La. 22, Cajun Village, Sorrento Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (225) 675-5572 louisianapottery.com Largest selection of fine, hand-crafted wares made exclusively by Louisiana artisans. More than 100 artisans represented. Original art, etchings, cookbooks and more. An easy 20-minute drive from the Mall of Louisiana. MC, V, D; HC

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol 100 North Blvd. (225) 342-0500 louisianaoldstatecapitol.org Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Gift shop. Ghost of the Castle Show - $3 ticket per person. “A National Historic Landmark located in downtown Baton Rouge next to the Mississippi River, the Old State Capitol currently houses a museum of political history, which contains several state-of-the-art exhibits. The museum is governed by the Louisiana Secretary of State and is committed to strengthening leadership, service and citizenship.” Credit cards accepted; HC

La. 1, Marksville (800) 946-1946 paragoncasinoresort.com Paragon Casino Resort features a worldclass casino with Las Vegas-style slots and table games. There are more than 500 rooms and suites, cabins and an RV park. Enjoy the soaring atrium with a “living” bayou and live alligators, a full-service spa, shopping, Kids Quest, Cyber Quest, a three-screen cinema, an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar, several fabulous dining choices, a championship golf course and the best in live entertainment.

Red Stick Adventures 740 Bret Drive, Denham Springs (225) 772-7253 redstickadventures.com or facebook.com/redstickadventures Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.;holidays: call for availability Red Stick Adventures can lead your next exciting adventure! Offers include: exploring sights and history on a City Tour, enjoying a boat

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ride and learning about Cajun culture on a Swamp Tour, reminiscing in Southern charm on a Plantation Tour, or delving into the mystic unknown on a Ghost Tour.

SandBar on False River 6716 False River Road (225) 627-LAKE sandbaronfalseriver.com SandBar on False River is more than just a sports bar and grille located on the river. We have the following services available for you to have the greatest Louisiana experience: Grille | Sports Bar | Beach Volleyball | Marina | Indoor/Outdoor Atmospheres | Fishing Tournaments | Lawn Games | Events. Non-smoking indoors and all ages welcomed (18+ after 9 p.m.).

Southern University subr.edu Attractions include the view of the Mississippi River from the historic bluff and the Southern University Museum of Art, which has an extensive collection of African and African-American art. For ticket information on Jaguar athletics, call (225) 771-2596.

State Capitol Raceway 11436 U.S. Highway 190 W., Port Allen (225) 627-4574 | (225) 766-8274 statecapitolraceway.com A division of the International Hot Rod Racing Association (IHRA) and a member of the American Mud Racing Association (AMRA). State Capitol Raceway holds races every Friday night, including several nationally recognized events in the spring and fall, as well as four sanctioned mud races a year. Like us on Facebook! MC, V, AE, D; HC

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge Jefferson Highway @ Corporate Blvd. (225) 925-2344 townecenteratcedarlodge.com or facebook.com/ TowneCenterBatonRouge The good life is right here at Towne Center at Cedar Lodge. We have created a true lifestyle center, blending just the right elements that allow you to live life the way you want it to be. Our open-air marketplace evokes an Old World sensibility, with inviting walkways, graceful fountains and traditional charm. Paired with a superb selection of merchants, you’ll rediscover the beauty of shopping. MC, V, AE, D

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845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen (225) 336-2422 westbatonrougemuseum.com Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., 2-5 p.m. West Baton Rouge Museum, just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, features Louisiana’s sugar plantation history. Tours of the museum’s 6 acres include a Creole plantation house, historic slave quarter, plantation store, barn, blacksmith shop, and juke joint—buildings that describe plantation life from the antebellum period through Civil Rights.

NEW ORLEANS ATTRACTIONS Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 1 Canal St., New Orleans (504) 581-4629 audubonnatureinstitute.org On the Mississippi River near the French Quarter, the Aquarium immerses visitors in an underwater world. Walk through the Great Maya Reef and enjoy the antics of penguins and Southern sea otters. Touch a stingray, feed a parakeet and marvel at sharks in the 400,000-gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.

Audubon Zoo 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans (504) 581-4629 audubonnatureinstitute.org In historic Uptown, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the world, engaging educational programs and hands-on animal encounters. Unique natural habitat exhibits like the Louisiana Swamp showcase relationships between people and nature.

French Quarter Phantoms 718 N. Rampart St., New Orleans (504) 666-8300 frenchquarterphantoms.com Not just your ordinary cheap thrill! Listed in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Ghost Tours in the World! Fun French Quarter walking tours led by master storytellers. Choose from our Ghost & Vampire walking tour, Garden District walking tour, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery walking tour or Tour Tremé. All tours are about 1 hour, 45 minutes, walking distance is just under 1 mile. Book online for $16 per person and you receive a discount of $4 per ticket!

The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine St., New Orleans (504) 528-1944 nationalww2museum.org The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world. Guaranteed to move and educate, The National WWII Museum features a 4-D cinematic experience, interactive exhibits, soaring aircraft, personal histories, and more. An incomparable experience for all generations. Open daily.

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305 S. River Road (225) 342-1942 usskidd.com Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The USS KIDD Veterans Museum is the home of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS KIDD (DD-661). She is the centerpiece of a museum serving Louisiana by informing the public of the sacrifices veterans have faced and by educating our greater community of the role that Louisiana has played in U.S. history. We are partially HC accessible. The Museum building is HC accessible, but only the main deck of the USS KIDD herself is HC-accessible.

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PLANTATION PARADE ON THE GREAT RIVER ROAD

Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans

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Laura: Louisiana’s Creole Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

Houmas House Plantation & Gardens

Located just a short drive from Baton Rouge along the Great River Road, explore the history of four sugarcane plantations, whose wealth was once built on the economic engine of slavery. Today these historic attractions provide a glimpse into Louisiana’s past through guided tours, interpretive exhibits, original artifacts, award-winning cuisine and overnight accommodations.

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Destrehan Plantation 13034 River Road, Destrehan (985) 764-9315 | (877) 453-2095 destrehanplantation.org Daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call for group rates. One of the most interesting tours in all of New Orleans Plantation Country; no trip to this area would be complete without a visit to Destrehan Plantation. Established in 1787, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Witness costumed guides interpreting the fascinating legacy of the Destrehan family. Skilled artisans and displays of original Louisiana Purchase documents. HC 11656 U.S. 84, Frogmore (near Ferriday) (318) 757- 2453 frogmoreplantation.com Rand McNally’s “Must See.” “Cotton Then & Now” ... guided tour. Extensive Southern history, 1700s to today. 1,800-acre working cotton plantation. Furnished slave cabins; Smithsonian-quality, antique steam gin; 19 historical buildings. New computerized gin and farming operation. Scheduled dates with music. Also, new tour: The Plantation Civil War—eye-opening PowerPoint plus guided or audio tour relating social, racial and political causes of the war and changes on plantations to owners and slaves. Hours vary by season (call or check website). MC, V, AE, D; HC

Greenwood Plantation 6838 Highland Road, St. Francisville (225) 655-4475 greenwoodplantation.com Historical tours daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed major holidays) A Greek Revival home circa 1830. Burned and rebuilt. Surrounded by 88 beautiful ancient live oak trees. A Hollywood favorite—used in 14 movies, including North & South and G.I. Joe 2. Bed and breakfast on the grounds. Available for events. Bus parking, public restrooms. MC, V, AE, D; HC

40136 Highway 942, Darrow (225) 473-9380 houmashouse.com Open for tours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Experience the enchantment of the South’s most beautiful gardens at the Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road. Stroll 16 acres of gardens and tour the historic mansion filled with period antiques and original artwork. Dine in one of three awardwinning restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Stay overnight in the new Inn and immerse yourself in the life of a Sugar Baron. AE, MC, V; HC

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Laura: A Creole Plantation 2247 Highway 18, Vacherie (888) 799-7690 lauraplantation.com Guided tours daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Built in 1805. Named by Lonely Planet travel guide as the “Best History Tour in U.S.” Get your passport ready as you enter the fascinating world of the Creole plantation owners, slaves and children who lived apart from American culture for over 200 years. MC, V, D

Magnolia Mound Plantation 2161 Nicholson Drive (225) 343-4955 facebook.com/ brecmagnoliamound Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Tours start on the hour; last house tour starts at 3 p.m. Closed major holidays. BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation is a rare survivor of the vernacular architecture influenced by early settlers from France and the West Indies. This venerable landmark is unique in southern Louisiana not simply because of the quality of its restoration, or the outstanding collections of period furnishings, but because it is still a vital part of the community. Through educational programs, workshops, lectures, festivals, and other special events, Magnolia Mound’s mission is to illustrate and interpret the lifestyle of the French Creoles. Property includes a historic house, kitchen, overseer’s house, slave quarters, gardens and pigeonnier.

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The Myrtles Plantation 7747 Highway 61 North (225) 635-6277 myrtlesplantation.com Full of rich history and fascinating haunts since the late 1700s, The Myrtles Plantation operates today as a full-service B&B and tourist attraction. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offering evening Mystery Tours on Friday and Saturday nights! Come experience why the Myrtles has developed the reputation as one of America’s most haunted homes!

Nottoway Plantation & Resort 31025 La. 1, White Castle (225) 545-2730 nottoway.com Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a AAA Four-Diamond property, is home to the South’s largest existing antebellum mansion. Reigning over oak-draped grounds between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Nottoway offers audio and guided tours, deluxe rooms, luxury amenities, dining, and event venues. Experience the extraordinary crown jewel of Southern antebellum plantations! MC, V, AE

Oak Alley Plantation 3645 Highway 18 (River Road), Vacherie (225) 265-2151 | (800) 442-5539 oakalleyplantation.com Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., except major holidays

A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum South, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past: opulence and slavery, beauty and civil war, grandeur and desolation. Explore 25 historic acres, Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War Commanding Officer’s Tent, blacksmith shop and guided tours of the “Big House.” Special events. MC, V, D, AE

San Francisco Plantation 2646 Highway 44 (River Road), Garyville (888) 322-1756 sanfranciscoplantation.org Open daily 9:40 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer hours: 9:40 a.m.-4:40 p.m. Only authentically restored plantation home in Louisiana. 1830s slave cabin and schoolhouse. French/German heritage. 300-year-old oaks. MC, V, AE, D

St. Joseph Plantation 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie (225) 265-4078 stjosephplantation.com This raised Creole plantation has been home to some of Louisiana’s most interesting families. Lovingly restored by descendants of Joseph Waguespack, who purchased the plantation after the Civil War. Many of the tours are guided by these family members. Acclaimed “The River Road’s Most Authentic Tour.” Explore the history of sugarcane, the old detached kitchen and original slave cabins.

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Baton Rouge’s evolving culinary scene includes delicious local craft beer and unique homegrown distilleries.

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BY MAGGIE HEYN RICHARDSON IN THE last few years, south Louisiana has seen the opening of a flurry of new craft breweries and micro-distilleries, finally matching its longstanding indigenous food culture with locally made beverag-

es. Enjoying beer, wine and spirits has always been part of the regional gastronomic experience, but never have you been able to wash down your fare with so many homegrown options. What’s exciting about

these breweries and distilleries is their commitment to detail, right down to the local ingredients they use to impart subtle flavor notes. Enjoy visiting these local beverage makers and sampling their products!

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Launched by childhood friends who were tired of the corporate grind, Baton Rouge’s first and largest craft brewery turns out a tidy selection of flagship and seasonal selections, like its wildly popular Blonde Ale, Juke Joint IPA and Bayou Bengal Lager. The brewery and tap room, where you can find special small-batch selections, are situated in a funky warehouse located between downtown Baton Rouge and LSU. The engaging spot holds regular evening events like trivia night and weekly group yoga, which is held on the grounds outside the patio.

One of the country’s only estate bottled producers of spirits and rhum agricole, Cane Land Distilling in downtown Baton Rouge produces estate rum from sugarcane grown and processed by Alma Plantation sugar mill, which has been owned by Cane Land founder Walter Tharp’s family since the 19th century. Cane Land’s sleek tasting room is the perfect backdrop to sample the distillery’s impressive lineup, which includes estate rums and rhum agricole, an old school spirit with roots in the Caribbean made from just-pressed sugarcane. Because of the perishability of fresh cane, only distilleries with direct access to a sugar mill can produce it. The distillery holds regular “Boozie Brunches” with live music and pop-up dinners featuring the ruminspired menus of local culinary talent.

11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Private and group tours available daily. Book online. Don’t miss: Cane Land’s notable Parade Single Estate Spiced Rum. Recently featured in Garden and Gun, it has notes of Seville orange, vanilla and raw sugar and an elegant finish.

1624 Wyoming St. (225) 377-7022 | tinroofbeer.com Tap room open: Tues.-Fri., 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Tours: Fri., 6 p.m., and Sun., 3 p.m. Don’t miss: Gose with the Flow, Tin Roof’s riff 760 St. Philip St. on a traditional German gose, and Turnrow (225) 615-8044 | canelanddistilling.com Harvest Ale with hints of ground coriander. Tasting room open: Wed. & Thurs.,

Southern Craft Back when they were homebrewers, Baton Rouge engineers Joseph Picou and Wes Hedges took second place among 7,000 contestants at the 2011 National Homebrew Competition in San Diego. The win gave them confidence to set in motion plans for a formal business, which they launched officially in 2015. Southern Craft Brewery’s shtick is to incorporate different indigenous Southern ingredients to enhance the flavor of each of its beers. Red Stick Rye, the brewery’s first release, includes rye malt grown for more


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than 200 years in North Carolina, and its second, Pompous Pelican Double IPA, uses Louisiana raw cane sugar processed by one of the state’s oldest sugar mills. The quaint but lively tap room offers a changing lineup of new brews. Find Southern Craft beers on tap in some of Baton Rouge’s most popular bars as well. 14141 Airline Highway, Ste. 4J (225) 663-8119 | socraftbeer.com Tasting room hours and tours: Thurs. & Fri., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (tours at 7 p.m.); Sat., 1 p.m.9 p.m. (tours at 2 p.m .and 5 p.m.) Don’t miss: Swamp Sting, Southern Craft’s light American ale, a versatile sipper with a hint of sweetness from local honey harvested in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Husband and wife team Ricci Hull and Natacha Krzesaj converted a passion for international food and drink to a project making their own complex fruit-based brandies. Inspired by the Calvados and other similar spirits from Krzesaj’s native France, the team learned the trade from grassroots up, interviewing producers and learning the science. They launched Baton Rouge Distilling in 2016. Their first release was a strawberry brandy made with fruit grown near Ponchatoula, Louisiana’s strawberry capital. The couple is also producing a flagship bourbon and rye whiskey, which will take a few years to

11616 Industriplex Blvd., Ste. 21 (225) 614-2616 | batonrougebourbon.com Tours: Email info@batonrougebourbon.com to find out about the latest tour information. Don’t miss: Tours give a detailed explanation of spirit-making, samples of strawberry brandy and suggestions on how to enjoy it straight, as a cocktail mixer or as a culinary ingredient.

Cypress Coast Brewing Brewers Caleb Schlamp and Justin Meyers have been making the rounds at regional beer festivals where they have showcased signature brews like Réveil Coffee Porter, Overcast IPA and cucumber saison. The team anticipates their Cypress Coast Brewery will open summer 2018 in Mid City Baton Rouge. For more information, facebook.com/ cypresscoastbrewingco/.

Rally Cap Brewing Founded by Kevin Whalen, Rally Cap Brewing’s 15-barrel production facility, outdoor patio and 2,000-square-foot sports-themed taproom should open in Baton Rouge in summer 2018. In the works for the last several years, the brewery will feature plenty of hoppy beers, like IPAs, along with several other options. Rally Cap will be located at

11212 Pennywood Ave. For more information, facebook.com/RallyCapBrewing/.

ALSO IN THE REGION Abita Brewing Company 166 Barbee Road, Covington (985) 893-3143 | abita.com Louisiana’s original craft brewer now brews more than 151,000 barrels of beer and 9,100 barrels of root beer each year in a state-ofthe-art brewing facility in Covington. Lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, handcrafted by a team of dedicated workers. Take a guided or self-guided tour of the brewery to learn about the brewing process and sample their lineup of beers, or join fellow craft beer lovers in the tap room for a fresh pint at the bar. Visitor center & tap room hours: Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Gnarly Barley Brewery 1709 Corbin Road, Hammond (985) 318-0723 | gnarlybeer.com Visit Hammond’s one-and-only craft beer brewery. What started as a “garage” hobby has quickly grown into one of Hammond’s biggest attractions. Tours include a sampling of three of the brewery’s most popular beverages. Brewery hours: Sat., 12 p.m.-3 p.m., with tours at 1 p.m.

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mature. Meanwhile, visitors can pick up the strawberry brandy at local grocery stores and visit the distillery for tours by appointment.

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Red Stick life BATON ROUGE, a capital city and a college town,

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is a place rich in friendly, open traditions centered around food, family and recreation. Home to both LSU and Southern University, the city pulses with excitement in the fall when fans cook elaborate meals at pre-game tailgate parties. Springtime means annual Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day parades—and

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Here’s how to take part in Baton Rouge’s vibrant traditions.

the quirky rituals that accompany them. Year-round, Baton Rouge’s mild weather lends itself to a robust outdoor culture where locals enjoy neighborhood crawfish boils, live music and arts festivals, and family outings on picturesque trails. Locals love their traditions—almost as much as they enjoy sharing them with newcomers and visitors!

A WALK TO REMEMBER

FANS AND FOOD

The University and City Park lakes in the heart of South Baton Rouge are a beloved local spot for walking, running and birding. Generations of residents and visitors have used “The Lakes” as the site of their daily exercise routine, and who can blame them? The circumference of the two bodies of water is a 6-mile route complete with picturesque views of cypress trees, stately homes and migratory birds, including stunning white pelicans that stop over every winter. Start your walk or run at BREC’s Milford Wampold Park on Stanford Avenue, affectionately called Baton Rouge Beach, which features restrooms, a fishing dock, an exercise area and parking.

LSU and Southern University fans know how to tailgate. During home football games in the fall, they set up impressive cooking operations in the shadows of Southern University’s A.W. Mumford Stadium and LSU’s Tiger Stadium, where they prepare all manner of Louisiana fare. From large kettles of chicken and sausage jambalaya to barbecue ribs to fried catfish, tailgate menus in Baton Rouge far surpass your garden variety hamburgers and hotdogs. Along with their cooking skills, tailgaters are famously friendly. Stop by a tent and introduce yourself, and there’s a good chance you’ll be offered a sample.

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‘THROW ME SOMETHIN’, MISTER’

Baton Rougeans are passionate about sports. From airing opinions on local sports talk radio to faithfully wearing team colors on Fridays, fans get excited about every aspect of head-to-head competition. High school football throughout the region is chock-full of local rivalries, and on Saturdays, loyal fans pour into the campuses of LSU and Southern for high octane games that come with high stakes. Beyond football, the colleges have long attracted spectators to basketball and baseball games, too, with LSU’s Alex Box Stadium hosting the six-time national champion baseball Tigers and regularly leading the nation in attendance.

For decades, the capital city has hosted numerous Mardi Gras events, including family-friendly parades hosted by the Krewe of Artemis, Mystique and Orion, and the outrageous Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade, where raucous floats take a jab at politics. The parade’s mascot is the pink flamingo, and you know the season is afoot when organizers install dozens of large painted wooden flamingos in the University and City Park lakes. It’s a local challenge to see if you can fetch one. Other parades include the nighttime Southdowns Parade with its signature flambeau guides. In 2018, the inaugural Mid City Gras Parade will roll along North Boulevard.


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WEARIN’ OF THE GREEN

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South Louisiana boasts its fair share of Irish descendants, and they’re on full view in the annual Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Garden District. Thousands come out for the family-friendly parade, which rolls at 10 a.m. and snakes through historic neighborhoods and the hip Perkins Road Overpass district. Neighborhood residents throw daylong parties as floats roll along live oak-lined streets. Months after the floats go by, it’s possible to spot a few beads still hanging high in trees.

More than 20 years ago the Red Stick Farmers Market opened in downtown Baton Rouge, bringing together regional farmers with shoppers committed to eating locally. Louisiana’s year-round growing season makes it possible to source fresh produce from January to December. The market is now open three times a week at different locations, including its flagship spot on Fifth and Main streets on Saturday mornings. The market bell rings at 8 a.m., when patrons of all ages begin perusing more than 50 booths with seasonal fruits and vegetables, dairy products, heritage meats, eggs, farmstead cheese, wine, breads, sweets and more.

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BIG RIVER

THE LOCAL COOKBOOK

Embracing Baton Rouge’s traditions wouldn’t be complete without a sample of its essential bites and sips. Louie’s Café, the 24-hour diner near LSU, has kept generations of students satisfied with its Big Cheesy Lou, Mitchell omelet and hefty salads. Frank’s Restaurant on Airline Highway and in Prairieville is famous for its fluffy homemade biscuits and plate lunches. Tony’s Seafood is a must for fried catfish, boudin balls and boiled crawfish. Every local will tell you that they’ve enjoyed Juban’s “Hallelujah Crab” for at least one birthday or anniversary. The Chimes beckons with raw oyster specials and nearly 200 beer selections. It takes months to sample them all and get your name on a plaque.

Located on the Mighty Mississippi, Baton Rouge has long had an important economic and social relationship with the river. One of the most beautiful spots to observe it is from the Southern University campus where the river bends and forms natural bluffs. The Mississippi River Levee Trail, which connects downtown to points south, is a serene spot for biking, walking and jogging with river views. The terrace atop the Shaw Center for the Arts on Third Street is a fabulous spot for watching the ships go by. Finally, the Center for River Studies, part of the Water Campus, is helping researchers to understand more about the river’s changing dynamics with a massive, liveaction 3-D floor model and educational center.

In 1959, the Junior League of Baton Rouge released River Road Recipes, the first of four cookbooks published by the local civic organization. The series has gone on to become the best-selling community cookbook collection in the nation, in part because of the success of the first volume. River Road Recipes, still widely available in local bookstores, is a beloved part of many Baton Rouge kitchens and a longstanding local wedding gift. The recipes feature numerous Cajun, Creole and Southern favorites, all of which were prepared three times by the cookbook’s creators before making it into the book. One of its most famous recipes, the spicy, creamy Spinach Madeleine, has been an anchor side dish on holiday tables throughout the region for almost 60 years.

Let’s begin planning! To get started go to visitbatonrouge.com or call (800) 527-6843.

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BLUES ROOTS Baton Rouge is recognized around the world as a heritage site for the American blues music experience. Homegrown blues artists include Slim Harpo, whose grave is located in West Baton Rouge Parish, Rudy Richard, Silas Hogan, Whisperin’ Smith, Guitar Kelly, Raful Neal and many others. The city’s signature Baton Rouge Blues Festival, founded in 1981, is held annually in April. Authentic blues can also be heard at Phil Brady’s longstanding Thursday night blues jam and at the irreplaceable Teddy’s Juke Joint in Zachary.

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SHOPPING

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2200 West Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales (225) 743-3400 cabelas.com Mon-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Cabela’s Gonzales Retail Store is located at the intersection of I-10 and Highway 30. The 165,000-square-foot retail showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction, featuring a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.

Central City Antiques 10443 Joor Road, Central (225) 921-7209 centralcityantiques.com With custom-made cypress furniture, vintage collectibles and much more, Central City Antiques dives into its first year of business as a truly unique antique mall. Welcomed with traditional Southern hospitality, customers will enjoy scones and teas as they browse all afternoon.

Grandmother’s Buttons 9814 Royal St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4107 grandmothersbuttons.com Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;

Louisiana Pottery 6470 La. 22, Cajun Village, Sorrento Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (225) 675-5572 louisianapottery.com Largest selection of fine, hand-crafted wares made exclusively by Louisiana artisans. More than 100 artisans represented. Original art, etchings, cookbooks and more. An easy 20-minute drive from the Mall of Louisiana. MC, V, D; HC

Shanty Too 11770 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4127 facebook.com/TheShantyToo Mon.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7 days a week West Feliciana’s oldest emporium offers a fun and fascinating shopping experience with personal attention and unsurpassed merchandise variety. We stock name brand fashions for infants, children, women and men. Enjoy ice cream, gelato, Belgian chocolates and cold drinks in our sweet shop—and so much more, all tastefully showcased in our St. Francisville Historic District location. HC

Tanger Outlet Center 2410 Tanger Blvd., Gonzales (225) 647-9383 Over 65 designer and manufacturer outlet stores and restaurants are featured in this popular outlet mall. Special coupon vouchers and incentives are available for groups. At Tanger, every day is sale day.

Towne Center at Cedar Lodge Jefferson Highway @ Corporate Blvd. (225) 925-2344 townecenteratcedarlodge.com or facebook.com/ TowneCenterBatonRouge The good life is right here at Towne Center at Cedar Lodge. We have created a true lifestyle center, blending just the right elements that allow you to live life the way you want it to be. Our open-air marketplace evokes an Old World sensibility, with inviting walkways, graceful fountains and traditional charm. Paired with a superb selection of merchants, you’ll rediscover the beauty of shopping. MC, V, AE, D

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Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique button jewelry handmade upstairs in our restored 1905 bank building in the heart of St. Francisville’s Historic District. Don’t miss our fascinating Button Museum in the old bank vault, featuring buttons dating back to the 18th century. Nationally recognized retail store includes apparel, home items, gifts and vintage items. Shop online for a complete selection of button jewelry. Second location now open at 2105 Magazine St. in New Orleans. MC, V, AE, D

Bluebonnet @ Perkins Road (225) 767-2001 perkinsrowe.com It’s the one place in Baton Rouge where you can have it all. Shopping. Dining. Entertainment. With over 25,000 square feet dedicated to shopping, dining, entertainment and living, Perkins Rowe is perfect for your daily dose … of living.

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Explore   downtown Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center 201 Lafayette St. (877) 862-9800 batonrougecapitolcenter.hilton.com The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center located downtown is the city’s only historic 4-Diamond hotel. The newly renovated hotel offers 290 deluxe guestrooms, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, two river view ballrooms, rooftop pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, business center and fitness center. Stop by Kingfish Grill & Lounge to experience the best of Louisiana cuisine and a variety of fine wines. The hotel is within walking distance of the Shaw Center and the convention center and near all government buildings, historic sites and LSU.

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge 1717 River Road North (225) 709-7777 hollywoodbr.com Make it a Hollywood night! Get in on 24hour, 7-days-a-week nonstop action at Hollywood Casino! With 27,000 square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. Get the star treatment at one of our three dining locations—Celebrity Grill, Epic Buffet and Take Two Deli! Complimentary valet service and premier club promotions will leave you feeling like Hollywood royalty!

Hotel Indigo – Downtown 200 Convention St. (225) 343-1515 hotelindigo.com/batonrougela A blend of modern contemporary living with the best in traditional hospitality. Constructed within a historic building, consisting of 93 smoke-free guest rooms, each with flat-screen, HD TV, coffeemaker and spa-inspired shower. On-site bar and bistro. Walking distance to the River Center, downtown attractions and entertainment.

100 River Road South (225) 344-5272 lasm.org Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Discover, create, and learn how art and science connect. Explore fine art exhibitions, the Ancient Egypt Gallery with a 2,300-year-old mummy, a 65-million-year-old Triceratops skull, hands-on galleries, innovative programming in the state-of-the-art Irene W. Pennington Planetarium, and weekend events that inspire and entertain visitors of all ages. MC, V, AE, D; HC

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Louisiana’s Old State Capitol 100 North Blvd. (225) 342-0500 louisianaoldstatecapitol.org Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Gift shop. Ghost of the Castle Show - $3 ticket per person. “A National Historic Landmark located in downtown Baton Rouge next to the Mississippi River, the Old State Capitol currently houses a museum of political history, which contains several state-ofthe-art exhibits. The museum is governed by the Louisiana Secretary of State and is committed to strengthening leadership, service and citizenship.” Credit cards accepted; HC

LSU Museum of Art 100 Lafayette St. (225) 389-7200 | lsumoa.org Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Immerse yourself in Louisiana and its culture through art at the LSU Museum of Art. Located on the fifth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, the museum hosts a variety of historic and contemporary art exhibitions, as well as a vast permanent collection spanning the 1700s to present day. Paired with a variety of programming and an education space for families to explore, a visit to LSU MOA is perfect for all ages and interests.

The Massage Emporium 240 Laurel St. (225) 387-0060 massageemporium.net Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.8 p.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Downtown’s only massage center offers specialty massage services, body scrubs, esthetics, waxing and sunless tanning. Walking distance from all hotels (and restaurants); we also offer mobile services to downtown hotels. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Let our friendly, professional staff get you ready for your convention, bridal event or vacation relaxation!

Watermark Baton Rouge Hotel 150 Third St. (225) 408-3200 watermarkbr.com The Watermark Baton Rouge Hotel brings a luxury experience to the downtown area. As part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Watermark offers 144 exquisitely appointed rooms. A stately presence. A storied past. Together offering one of the richest and most eclectic experiences available for any guest. Our story began nearly a century ago, high on a bluff overlooking the majestic Mississippi River, when intrepid financiers built our iconic skyscraper as the headquarters of Louisiana Trust & Savings Bank. Today, echoes of that era remain, in hand-painted ceiling murals, carved marble walls and staircases, and old bank vaults converted into dramatic meeting and dining spaces.

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Ascension Parish Tourism Commission MC = MasterCard, V = Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, HC = handicapped-accessible facilities. See the Regional Map on the inside back cover for location.

Ascension Parish Tourism Commission 6967 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-6550 | (888) 775-7990 tourascension.com Visitor Center Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Plantation homes, multicultural museums, golfing, great cuisine, accommodations, outlet and specialty shopping all located 15 minutes from Baton Rouge.

Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival ascensionballooning.com Located at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, 9039 St. Landry Road. Come enjoy a family fun event. Enjoy carnival rides, food, live music, arts & crafts, BBQ competition, car show, hot air balloon tethered rides, balloon glow and fireworks! Sept. 21-22, 2018.

Avenue Evening Stroll The Downtown Development District and the Donaldsonville Main Street Program invites you to the Avenue Evening Stroll. The Stroll features holiday shopping, entertainment, history and culture ... Donaldsonville style! Like years past, Donaldsonville merchants will be featuring holiday sales, great cuisine, spirits and entertainment. Nov. 17, 2018.

The Cabahanosse Bed & Breakfast and Shop 602 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville (225) 474-5050 cabahanosse.com Peaceful getaway under 100-year-old live oak trees, just a short walk from restaurants, historic sites, churches and Mississippi Riverwalk.

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Clarion Inn Gonzales 1500 W. Highway 30, Gonzales (225) 647-8000 clarion.com Platinum Award-winning hotel of the year. Located in historic Ascension Parish, with 170 spacious guest rooms. Mike Anderson’s Seafood Restaurant located on property. Superior banquet and meeting facilities provide excellent location for any event. We offer your group safe and affordable accommodations. MC, V, D, AE, CB, DC; HC

2405 West Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales | (225) 644-4888 | donsseafoodonline.com Sun.-Thurs.,10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Come enjoy our savory Cajun cooking that’s been a favorite to locals and guests alike for more than 80 years. Join us for the freshest Louisiana seafood, charbroiled oysters, grilled and fried seafood favorites, sizzling steaks and delicious cocktails in a casual atmosphere where you’re always part of the family. Credit cards accepted; HC

The Grapevine Café & Gallery 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville (225) 473-8463 grapevinecafeandgallery.com. This restaurant is a buzz on the bayou, attracting destination diners from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and beyond. The casual atmosphere of a beautifully restored 1920s building, rotating collections of area artists and sounds of local musicians make the Grapevine the place to be.

Holiday Inn Express 2806 W. Highway 30, Gonzales (225) 743-8000 hiexpress.com/gonzales.com Award-winning hotel located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Walking distance to Tanger Outlet Mall and short drive to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Cabela’s and numerous plantations. Great amenities, including microfridges in every room, business center, and complimentary wireless and wired Internet service. Enjoy hot breakfast, plasma-screen TVs in every room, fitness center and pool.

Home 2 Suites by Hilton 2708 West Outfitters Drive, Gonzales (225) 450-6755 home2suites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ louisiana/home2-suites-by-hiltongonzales-BTRHTHT/accommodations/index.html Located near Cabela’s and Tanger Outlet Mall and just minutes from Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, plantations and great restaurants. Number of rooms: 97. Pet friendly.

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens 40136 Highway 942, Darrow (225) 473-9380 houmashouse.com Tours available 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Step back in time as you experience 16 acres of gardens, three restaurants including fine dining. Stay in beautifully decorated cottages, enjoy a mint julep in the Turtle Bar and shop in the gift shop.

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6470 Highway 22, Sorrento (225) 675-2782 cajunvillageshops.com Open daily until 5p.m. A collection of restored Acadian-style buildings that feature specialty shopping at Louisiana Pottery, Cajun Village Antiques, C&C Treasures, The Swamp Pop Candy Shop, The Cajun Shop, The Louisiana Cajun Kitchen Store, Bee Vee’s Goodies. Enjoy beignets & café au lait at The Coffee House, and don’t forget to visit our live alligators, Big Boy and Nubby.

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416 Mississippi St., Donaldsonville (225) 257-1140 | theinnontheriverdonaldsonville.com Located in historic Donaldsonville overlooking the Mississippi River. Short walk to restaurants and Riverwalk area

406 Charles St., Donaldsonville (225) 206-1225 africanamericanmuseum.org Tours by appointment only. Dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting artifacts, the museum provides positive information about the history and culture of African-Americans who were enslaved in this region.

Jambalaya Festival 120 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales jambalayafestival.org Every Memorial Day weekend! Your whole family will enjoy the vast variety of food, fun, music and activities that have made the Jambalaya Festival the can’t-miss highlight of the year. The festival features world-champion jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests and a variety of food. It will be a weekend you will never forget.

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Tanger Outlet Center 2410 Tanger Blvd., Gonzales (225) 647- 9383 Over 65 designer and manufacturer outlet stores and restaurants are featured in this popular outlet mall. Special coupon vouchers and incentives are available for groups. At Tanger, every day is sale day. Jambalaya Park in Gonzales

1500 W. Highway 30, Gonzales (225) 743-MIKE (6453) mikeandersons.com Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-

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Barbecue Shrimp

Cooking Louisiana style ONCE YOU get home from Baton Rouge, you may want a few recipes to help you re-create the flavors of Louisiana in your own kitchen. Baton Rouge food writer Holly Clegg is the author of a series of popular cookbooks and a frequent guest on TV programs around the country. Her trim&TERRIFIC™ series has sold over a million copies. Here are two of Holly’s favorites that will bring the traditional meals of south Louisiana into your kitchen!

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo This thicker gumbo is a very popular dinner in my house. The browned flour replaces the traditional roux as a thickening and flavor agent. The gumbo freezes well. Makes 10-12 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING Calories 226, Protein (g) 33, Carbohydrate (g) 16, Fat (g) 3, Calories from Fat (%) 11, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 79, Sodium (mg) 464, Diabetic Exchanges: 4 very lean meat, 0.5 starch, 1.5 vegetable Terrific Tip: When thickening stews and soups with flour, prevent lumps by mixing the flour thoroughly in a cold liquid before adding it to the boiling mixture. To prevent a starchy flavor, heat the thickened liquid to boiling.

1. Preheat oven to 400� F. Place flour on baking sheet; bake 20-30 minutes, stirring every 7 minutes, or until the flour is brown (color of pecan shells). This process works well in toaster oven. Set aside. 2. In large, heavy pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion, garlic, green pepper and celery until tender. Add browned flour (the roux), stirring constantly. 3. Gradually add water, tomatoes, chicken, thyme, cayenne pepper. Bring to boil, lower heat, and simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until chicken is tender. 4. While gumbo is cooking, brown sausage in skillet or in microwave oven. Add sausage, green onions, Worcestershire sauce to gumbo, cooking 10 more minutes. Skim any fat from surface of the gumbo. Serve over rice.

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1. In large nonstick skillet, combine oil, Italian dressing, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper over medium heat until sauce begins to boil. 2. Add shrimp, cook 5 minutes. Add beer and broth, cook another 5-7 minutes or until shrimp are done. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING: Calories 207, Calories from fat (%) 44, Fat (g) 10, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 196, Sodium (mg) 614, Carbohydrate (g) 6, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 2, Protein (g) 22, Diabetic Exchanges: 0.5 carbohydrate, 3 lean meat Terrific Tip: Peeled shrimp may be used in the recipe if desired, but peeling the shrimp is tons of fun—just have plenty of paper towels.

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This book wouldn’t be complete without a barbecue shrimp recipe. I played around in the kitchen to ensure the recipe included tons of sauce to dip the French bread, as that is the best part! Serve with French bread and angel hair pasta. Makes 4-6 servings

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City of Central BREC Central Sports Park 10501 Lovett Road, Central brec.org This multimillion dollar sports park offers five softball/baseball fields, four multi-use fields, a playground and a fishing lake. It’s the perfect park for your next softball/baseball tournament or an afternoon of outdoor fun.

Central Birthday Bash discovercentral.net In July 2015, the City of Central celebrated its 10th anniversary of official incorporation with a citywide birthday party. The following July, Central took its birthday to the next level with live bands, like The Molly Ringwalds, a massive fireworks display and, of course, Southern BBQ.

Central City Antiques 10443 Joor Road, Central (225) 921-7209 | centralcityantiques.com With custom-made cypress furniture, vintage collectibles and much more, Central City Antiques dives into its first year of business as a truly unique antique mall. Welcomed with traditional Southern hospitality, customers will enjoy scones and teas as they browse all afternoon.

Award-winning cooks compete in every category from BBQ chicken and brisket to cochon-du-lait. With live music, dancing, auctions and games, attendees will find nothing short of a great time every April.

Festival of Two Rivers 14040 Greenwell Springs Road, Central festivaloftworivers.com St. Alphonsus Church kicks off the Mardi Gras season with a community auction and taste fair, celebrating local business and flavor. In late April, the Festival Fair invites all to celebrate the start of summer with a celebration of community, and, of course, some good ole’ Louisiana cooking.

Frenchtown Conservation Area 17819 Frenchtown Road, Central brec.org One of the hidden gems in Central, Frenchtown Road Conservation Area is the largest conservation area offered by BREC at 496 acres, which includes two globally ranked “rare or imperiled” habitats. It also has over 3 miles of trails and offers self-guided hikes through the MyTourGuide app.

Lake After Hours

11055 Shoe Creek Drive, Central (225) 261-4493 Individually owned and operated, Central Stat Care offers adult and pediatric urgent and general medical care. Walk-in’s are welcome from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week.

8751 Sullivan Road, Central (225) 262-8377 lakeafterhours.com When illness or accident occurs at inopportune times, Lake After Hours provides urgent primary care for residents and visitors of Central. Backed by the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Lake After Hours serves patients without an appointment 9 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week.

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11515 Sullivan Road, Central discovercentral.net/central-veterans-memorial Built in 2016 to honor the sacrifices of our American heroes, the Central Veterans Memorial instills the memories of our veterans and ensures a lasting understanding of the events that shaped our nation. The Central Veterans Memorial is an educational opportunity for families that can’t be missed.

14800 Wax Road, Central (225) 262-6455 sammysgrill.com/central.html Celebrating Louisiana flavor, Sammy’s Grill serves up all the local favorites, from homemade fried cheese to award-winning grilled shrimp poboys. With a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent service, Sammy’s Grill is a great place to enjoy a good Southern meal with family and friends.

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Cooking in Central 10305 Blackwater Road, Central cookingincentral.com Raising more than $2.5 million over the past decade, Cooking in Central celebrates charity, family and good Southern food.

Stab’s Steak and Seafood 13438 Magnolia Square Circle, Central (225) 771 - 8181 stabscentral.com This fine dining establishment is a culinary experience crafted with unique flavors and fresh Gulf seafood. Patrons enjoy an elegant ambience as they sip cocktails and fine wine. Come out to Central and taste for yourself.

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Sullivan Road, Central (225) 261-5988 | discovercentral.net Christmas in Central Square is the premier “Hallmark” Christmas event in North Baton Rouge. With elaborate fireworks and light displays, horse and carriage rides, live music, train and carousel rides, and more, Christmas in Central Square invites all ages to celebrate the holiday spirit.

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Tangipahoa Parish

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Tangipahoa Parish Convention Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center and Visitors Bureau 113 N. Cypress St., Hammond

13143 Wardline Road, Hammond (985) 542-7520 | (800) 542-7520 tangitourism.com Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You are Gonna’ Love Tangipahoa Parish! From taking part in one of the five spring festivals to shopping in “America’s Antique City,” Tangipahoa has something for everyone. Tangipahoa Parish has eight museums highlighting the parish’s unique culture, a great atmosphere in downtown Hammond and numerous restaurants throughout the parish to satisfy every dining craving. Visiting for a week or a day, Tangipahoa Parish offers a variety of options to satisfy your quest for adventure. Full-service CVB offering meeting planning, info on attractions, lodging and area information. I-55 N. Exit 32. HC

Festivals of Tangipahoa Parish (800) 917-7045 tangitourism.com Mar. 2-4: Antique Trade Days, Mar. 9-11: Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival, Vintage Market Days, Mar. 16-18: Amite Oyster Festival, Mar. 23-24: Hammond BBQ, April 13-15: Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, April 27-29: Italian Festival, Oct. 3-7: Tangipahoa Parish Fair, Oct. 19-21: Vintage Market Days, Oct. 20-21: Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow, Nov. 2-4: Antique Trade Days, Nov.-Dec. 9: Louisiana Renaissance Festival, 6 straight weekends of fun!.

Florida Parishes Arena 1301 NW Central Ave., Amite (985) 748-5914 fparena.com The Florida Parishes Arena is approximately 45 minutes northeast of Baton Rouge in Amite. Events include arts & crafts festivals, monster truck shows, AWA Pro Wrestling, concerts, livestock shows and events, and Barrel Racing Series. This facility is climate controlled and may accommodate meetings, weddings, showers, etc. The arena and multipurpose building are also available for private rentals. HC

(985) 340-9150 | lcdcofhammond.org Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center is the premier children’s museum on the Northshore. It is the perfect place for families with toddlers and children up to age 10 to learn and explore together in a safe and fun, hands-on environment. The open and interactive area is filled with unique, entertaining and educational areas to explore. HC

Louisiana Quilt Trail – Northshore 146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula (985) 386-8815 | (800) 617-4502 louisianaquilttrail.com | tangitourism.com A Quilt Trail is the exhibition of artistic interpretations of quilt blocks outdoors on homes, businesses, sheds, fences and barns or on posts in the yard, field, pasture or flower bed. This driving tour consists of over 100 blocks throughout five parishes and seven trails. Download trail maps or visit Tangi Tourism to pick up a brochure today.

Ponchatoula, “America’s Antique City” 109 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula (800) 617-4502 | ponchatoulachamber.com | tangitourism.com Located just south of I-12 off I-55 is the quaint town of Ponchatoula. Home to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival and known as “America’s Antique City,” downtown Ponchatoula boasts over 40 antique stores, specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and clubs. HC

Tangipahoa Parish African American Heritage Museum 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond (985) 542-4259 taahm.org Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 8,000 square feet of exhibit space, eight exhibition rooms, 26 permanent murals, recording studio, banquet facilities, heritage garden and planned Vietnam Memorial wall. Learn the story of African Americans and their accomplishments. HC

Tangipahoa Parish Campground Association

26389 La. 40, Folsom (985) 796-3585, globalwildlife.com Learn through touch as you get eye to eye with a giraffe. Come roam with over 4,000 animals on Global Wildlife’s 900-acre preserve. Experience a safari on a one-and-a-half hour educational, exhilarating and exciting guided tour. Learn about animals from all over the world and get up close and personal when you feed them.

13143 Wardline Road, Hammond (800) 617-4501 tangitourism.com Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at the intersection of interstates 55 and 12, 35 miles east of Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa Parish is home to eight unique campgrounds. Whether you are interested in upscale or primitive accommodations, you’re sure to find a campground that suits your family’s needs. Kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, special events and more. HC

Gnarly Barley Brewery 1709 Corbin Road, Hammond (985) 318-0RAD(0723) gnarlybeer.com Brewery hours are 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, with tours at 1 p.m. Visit Hammond’s one-and-only craft beer brewery. What started as a “garage” hobby has quickly grown into one of Hammond’s biggest attractions. Tours include a sampling of three of the brewery’s most popular beverages.

Tangipahoa Parish Hotels (800) 542-7520 | tangitourism.com Tangipahoa Parish is home to 25 hotels and motels. While most properties are in the Hammond vicinity, quality accommodations may be found throughout the parish. Whether you are visiting family and friends, attending a festival, participating in a sporting event or meeting, or simply traveling through the area, our hoteliers are ready to greet you with friendly faces and comfy accommodations. HC

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Myrtles

PLANTATION CIRCA 1796

“One of America’s Most Haunted Homes” Guided Tours of the Home Daily 9am-5pm Mystery Tours Friday & Saturday Evenings Bed & Breakfast 7747 US HWY 61 North 225.635.6277 | 800.809.0565 St. Francisville, Louisiana www.myrtlesplantation.com

225.635.6377

Magnolia Cafe’ a St.

Francisville tradition since 1982

Sun.-Wed. 10am-4pm and dinner Thurs. 10am-9pm Fri.-Sat. 10am-10pm Live Music every Friday l, Featuring the very best loca . ists art l regional & nationa For the hip at heart, stay over at

3-V Tourist Courts,

a circa 1930’s Tourist Court motel on the National Register of Historic Place s.

5687 Commerce Street in the heart of the Historic District, Downtown St. Francisville 225-635-6528 • themagnoliacafe.net

St. Francisville’s shopping destination since 1972. Apparel, jewelry, gourmet foods, fancy goods & so much more. Now under new ownership. 11770 Ferdinand St • St Francisville, LA 70775 (225) 635-4127 • www.facebook.com/TheShantyToo/


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West Feliciana Parish Co-op MC = MasterCard, V = Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, HC = handicapped-accessible facilities. Locations and addresses are in Baton Rouge unless noted otherwise. See regional map on inside back cover for location of towns and cities outside of Baton Rouge.

West Feliciana Tourism Commission 11757 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4224 | (800) 789-4221 stfrancisville.us Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Afton Villa Gardens 9047 U.S. Hwy. 61, St. Francisville (225) 635-6773 | aftonvilla.com 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily during spring and fall seasons; call for specific dates Although a fire in 1963 destroyed the gothic antebellum mansion, the gardens at Afton Villa are among the most famous and picturesque in the state. Beginning in 1972, Genevieve and Morrell Trimble undertook the task of restoring the grounds. Today the estate contains over 20 acres of formal gardens and pleasure grounds, including the famous ruins gardens, a formal parterre garden, a daffodil valley, a historic family cemetery, and more.

Angola Louisiana State Prison Museum La. 66, Angola (225) 655-2592 | angolamuseum.org Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Angola State Prison Museum was established to both preserve Angola’s past and to educate all who visit as to the role this sprawling prison farm has played in our state’s history. Once called “the bloodiest prison in America,” Angola has emerged as one of the most progressive and well-managed prisons in the U.S. MC, V, D, AE; HC

Cat Island (601) 442-6696 | fws.gov/refuge/Cat_Island/ Daily during daylight hours, except during hunting season Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge near St. Francisville was established in October 2000 as the 526th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The mission of the 10,473-acre site is to conserve, restore, and manage native forested wetland habitats for migratory birds, aquatic resources, and endangered and threatened plants and animals. The site offers hunting, fishing, opportunities to photograph migrating birds, hiking, nature trails and canoeing/kayaking.

Grandmother’s Buttons

(225) 635-6377 felicianarealty.com We specialize in buying and selling homes throughout The Bluffs, St. Francisville and the Greater Baton Rouge Area. If you are a buyer or seller who lives near The Bluffs or St. Francisville, or if you are looking to relocate to our area, we are happy to assist you! We will give you the guidance and support that is needed throughout your entire buying or selling experience.

Magnolia Café 5687 Commerce St., St. Francisville (225) 635-6528 Lunch daily, Mon.-Sun.,10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (dinner) A St. Francisville tradition for 35 years, serving the very best poboys, salads, homemade pizzas and dinner specials. We are in the heart of the St. Francisville Historic District, within easy walking distance of all the downtown attractions. We also have live music every Friday night on our enclosed patio.

The Myrtles Plantation 7747 Highway 61 North (225) 635-6277 myrtlesplantation.com Full of rich history and fascinating haunts since the late 1700s, The Myrtles Plantation operates today as a full-service B&B and tourist attraction. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offering evening Mystery Tours on Friday and Saturday nights! Come experience why the Myrtles has developed the reputation as one of America’s most haunted homes!

Shanty Too 11770 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4127 facebook.com/TheShantyToo Mon.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7 days a week West Feliciana’s oldest emporium offers a fun and fascinating shopping experience with personal attention and unsurpassed merchandise variety. We stock name brand fashions for infants, children, women and men. Enjoy ice cream, gelato, Belgian chocolates and cold drinks in our sweet shop—and so much more, all tastefully showcased in our St. Francisville Historic District location. HC

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9814 Royal St., St. Francisville (225) 635-4107 grandmothersbuttons.com Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique button jewelry handmade upstairs in our restored 1905 bank building in the heart of St. Francisville’s Historic District. Don’t miss our fascinating Button Museum in the old bank vault, featuring buttons dating back to the 18th century. Nationally recognized retail store includes apparel, home items, gifts and vintage items. Shop online for a complete selection of button jewelry. Second location at 2105 Magazine St. now open in New Orleans. MC, V, AE, D

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Nightlife   & entertainment MC = MasterCard, V = Visa, AE = American Express, D = Discover, DC = Diners Club, HC = handicappedaccessible facilities. Locations and addresses are in Baton Rouge unless noted otherwise.

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge 1717 River Road North (225) 709-7777 | hollywoodbr.com Make it a Hollywood night! Get in on 24hour, 7-days-a-week nonstop action at Hollywood Casino! With 27,000 square feet of entertainment, Hollywood Casino offers three floors of premium slots and thrilling table games. Get the star treatment at one of our three dining locations—Celebrity Grill, Epic Buffet and Take Two Deli! Complimentary valet service and premier club promotions will leave you feeling like Hollywood royalty!

L’Auberge Baton Rouge

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777 L’Auberge Ave. (866) 261-7777 | lbatonrouge.com Discover Baton Rouge’s ultimate destination. From the massive 74,000-square-foot gaming facility to the stunning rooftop pool, four unique restaurants, epic live concerts, and over 200 luxurious rooms and suites, limitless thrills are found around every corner at L’Auberge Baton Rouge—where legendary moments await.

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Redstickmusic.com A calendar of live music around the Baton Rouge region.

Tallulah 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd. (225) 388-5710 | tallulahrestaurant.com Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel offers a captivating environment and cuisine that will engage your senses and arouse your curiosity. Executive Chef Drue Vitter and Chef Jace Schexnaydre are excited to present a new menu serving notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana in fresh and unique ways.

Tin Roof Brewing Company 1624 Wyoming St. (225) 377-7022 | tinroofbeer.com Come visit Tin Roof Brewing Company, Baton Rouge’s brewery. We offer free tours of the brewery every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. Our taproom is open Tues.-Fri., 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Sat., 12-10 p.m., and Sun., 12-8 p.m., and we constantly have fresh and exciting beers on tap.

Crafting SOMETHING FRESH JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR mon-fri 3p-7p | mon-thur 9p-11p fri-sat 10p-12a | sat 1p-5p sun all day

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air market featuring a variety of handmade arts, including: pottery, cast & blown glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, hand-bound books, handmade soaps, mixed media, original garments, furniture, wood carvings, handpainted silks, mosaics, hand-woven baskets, photography and more! First Saturday of each month (excluding Jan. and April), and first three Saturdays in Dec. 8 a.m.-noon, 5th and Main streets downtown. artsbr.org

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Baton Rouge Arts Market. Open-

March 25 Bonjour

| Au Revoir Surrealisme: Prints from the Atelier of Georges Visat. On loan from the family of master printer, painter and poet Georges Visat, this exhibition is composed of over 60 prints by iconic Surrealist artists who collaborated with Visat’s publishing house. LSU Museum of Art. lsumoa.org

2 Krewe of Artemis Mardi Gras Parade. Celebrate the season with this ladies-only krewe in downtown Baton Rouge. kreweofartemis.net

10 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival. Cel-

ebrate Mardi Gras with music, food, vendors, artisans and Mardi Gras Indians. The 5th annual family-friendly event features bands and solo performers with headliner Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor. North Boulevard Town Square, Town Lawn Stage. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Lawn seating. (225) 802-9681, batonrougemardigrasfestival.com

10-17 LSU State Livestock Show.

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, (225) 450-1009. lamardixonexpocenter.com

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3 Krewe of Mystique Mardi Gras Parade. Celebrating 38 years of parading in Baton Rouge. Come out and see the oldest Mardi Gras krewe. Family-oriented and fun for all ages. Downtown Baton Rouge. krewemystique.com

3 Krewe of Orion Mardi Gras Parade.

Bring in the Mardi Gras season with colorfully lighted night parade. Downtown Baton Rouge. kreweoforion.com

Red Stick Farmers Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, corner of Fifth and Main streets in downtown Baton Rouge. (225) 267-5060, redstickfarmersmarket.org

Zachary Farmers Market. Every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, except in inclement weather. Main Street, downtown Zachary, City Hall. cityofzachary.org

Art Gumbo Market at Houmas

national tour comes to Baton Rouge. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

8 Mid City Mardi Gras Parade. The parade 16-18 LSU baseball vs. Notre Dame. will run down North Boulevard, ending at Baton Rouge Community College. 1 p.m. Mid City, Baton Rouge. midcitygras.org

9 Krewe of Southdowns Mardi Gras

Parade. Nighttime Mardi Gras parade in the middle of the city in the Southdowns neighborhood. Glasgow Middle School. southdowns.org

Sunday. First Sunday of every month, 1 p.m.5 p.m. Free admission, with activities for children plus lectures, performances and tours. Check lsumoa.org for specific programming details each month.

17 Writers & Readers Symposium: A

Celebration of Literature & Arts. This celebration brings together published authors with readers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to hear writers read from and discuss their work. Hemingbough, 10591 Beach Road, St. Francisville. (225) 302-3524

17 Mardi Gras Mambo. This 10K, 15K and

1-mile fun run is now in its 20th year. The Mambo gives every runner a fun and fast course through downtown Baton Rouge and the historic Garden District neighborhood. getmeregistered.com; runmambo.com

Wine Walk Wednesdays. Pay $10 for a wine bracelet and you will join the group of Wine Walkers, visitng 4-5 venues for two tastings in each place. Must be 21 years of age. Downtown Baton Rouge. facebook.com/ winewalkwednesday, (225) 341-1575 LSU Museum of Art. Free First

LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

21 LSU baseball vs. UNO. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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10 Krewe of Spanish Town Mardi Gras

Parade. Come out and celebrate with the most colorful Mardi Gras parade in town. Downtown Baton Rouge. spanishtownmardigras.com

Fortuna Rota: Fortune’s Wheel. Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Series. Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. brso.org

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The Gilded Sparrow presents City Farmhouse Pop Up Fair. Authentic,

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House. Monthly open air event featuring arts and crafts booths by members of River Region Art Association. Complimentary food tasting from Latil’s Landing Restaurant. Café Burnside, on the grounds at Houmas House, is open for casual dining during the market. Third Saturday of each month. Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Darrow. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. riverregionartassociation.org

8 The Wizard of Oz. The spectacular new

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Harlem Globetrotters. Experience the incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction of this timeless athletic act. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

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one-of-a-kind farmhouse, antique and vintage pieces; dealers from around the U.S. bringing their best. Thurs., 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

23 Aquila Theatre presents: Sense and Sensibility.

Aquila expands the canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in a bold and exciting new production. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her innovative use of space, movement, design and sound. 7:30 p.m., $15-$45. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

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Ramblin’ Oldies of Denham Springs. Annual street rod show and automotive swap meet. Expecting cars from several Southeastern states. Featuring food, fun and live entertainment. Registration on Friday will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday registration will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Gerry Lane Cadillac, 10945 Reiger Road. streetrods.org

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LSU baseball vs. Texas. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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LSU baseball vs. Grambling. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

27 Globalfest - New Golden Era of Latin Music.

7:30 p.m., $30-$45. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre. org

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The Illusionists–Live from Broadway. Showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This show has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzled audiences of all ages. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

MARCH

1 Home Free. The all vocal country sensation brings

its Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, Timeless. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

2 LSU baseball vs. Toledo. LSU Alex Box Stadium. WELCOME 2018  •  visitbatonrouge.com

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3 TEDxLSU. Launched in 2013, TEDxLSU is an intellectual and creative experience that brings local, regional and statewide communities together in a way that enables them to imagine the possibilities, spur discussion


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and dialogue, and generate big ideas that will move the state of Louisiana forward. LSU Student Union Theatre. tedxlsu.com

10 Relay For Life Walk. Benefits American Cancer Society. Cabela’s, Gonzales. ascensionrelay@gmail.com

3 LSU baseball vs. Sacred Heart. LSU Alex 14 LSU baseball vs. South Alabama. LSU Box Stadium. lsusports.net

Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

4 Constantinides New Music Ensemble. 15 The Hit Men. Supergroup consisting CNME will perform a selection of compositions inspired by surrealist prints on display in Bonjour | Au Revoir Surréalisme. Free, 2 p.m. LSU Museum of Art. lsumoa.org

4 LSU baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

of Lee Shapiro, Jimmy Ryan, Jeff Ganz, Russ Velazquez and Steve Murphy. They either played, sang or did both on some of the most memorable hits of Three Dog Night, Elton John, Barry Manilow and more. 7:30 p.m., $50-$60. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre. org

Oaks at South Acadian Thruway and will wind through the beautiful Hundred Oaks neighborhood, ending at the intersection of South Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. paradegroup.com

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Jambalaya Cup Soccer Tournament. Cajun Industries Soccer Complex, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales.

21 LSU baseball vs. Tulane. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

6 LSU baseball vs. Southern. LSU Alex Box 15-18 Louisiana Sportsman Show Stadium. lsusports.net

and Festival. Louisiana’s largest hunting and fishing show. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. louisianasportsmanshow.com

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21-24 Extreme Rodeo + Ag Farm &

16 Chicago. The legendary band and Rock

Annual Providence Corporate Cup 5K Run/Walk. This community event for teams and individuals in the greater Baton Rouge area promotes corporate wellness, company unity and camaraderie. Downtown Baton Rouge. corporatecup.net

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour. Food for the Hungry presents the TOBYMAC Hits Deep Tour 2018. Joining Toby will be Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

6 52nd Annual Fortier-Gerbrecht Jazz

Invitational Concert. Outstanding jazz ensembles and jazz combos from area middle and high schools. 7 p.m., $5 plus fees. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

and Roll Hall of Fame members perform in Baton Rouge in a special concert benefiting the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Raising Cane’s River Center Theatre. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

8 La Tragédie et la Comédie. Baton Rouge 16-18 Annual Audubon Pilgrimage. Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Series. Mozart, Stravinsky, Beethoven. Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. brso.org

8-11 Annual Lagniappe Dulcimer Fête. Classes in mountain, hammered, bow and bass dulcimer; autoharp; ukulele; penny whistle; mandolin; steel drum; fiddle and percussion instruments. West Baton Rouge Community Center, 749 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen.

8-June 17 Robert Williams: Slang

Tour of various historic homes, churches and gardens. Event features authentic 1820s costumes, living history demonstrations, night festivities and cemetery tours. West Feliciana Parish. westfelicianahistoricalsociety.org

16-18 Amite Oyster Festival. Amite

City. Fri., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.11 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. (800) 617-4501, amiteoysterfestival.com

16-18 LSU baseball vs. Missouri. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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LSU baseball vs. Hawaii. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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Dancin’ in the Streets. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre takes its dance moves to the streets for a block party fundraiser. Featuring live music, food and drinks by local vendors, incredible raffle prizes and more. 7 p.m., $55 in advance, $65 at the door. Perkins Rowe. batonrougeballet.org/dancing-in-the-streets/

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Get The Led Out. From the bombastic and epic to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphiabased group consists of six veteran musicians delivering Led Zeppelin live. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

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Annual Civil War Re-enactment, Port Hudson. Port Hudson is the site of the longest genuine siege in American military history. Visitors of all ages are invited to witness this portrayal of Civil War life. Battle begins at 2 p.m. Sat. and 1:30 p.m. Sun. Port Hudson State Historic Site. porthudsonshs. wordpress.com, 1-888-677-3400

9 Theatreworks Presents: Click Clack

Moo. A hilariously “mooooo-ving” musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. 7 p.m., $15. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

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17 Wearin’ of the Green Parade.

S. Acadian Thruway & Hundred Oaks Ave. The parade will start at the corner of Hundred

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LSU baseball vs. Mississippi St. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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Aesthetics. Presented courtesy of the artist, Thinkspace Gallery and Josef Zimmerman, showcases 25 new oil paintings and ephemera by the artist upheld as the father of the lowbrow and pop surrealist art movements. LSU Museum of Art. lsumoa.org

Fair. Bull riding, calf scramble, music, food, pig races, mobile zoo, pony rides, ag exhibits. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. extremerodeo.org

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Live After Five. Live music and street parties on Fridays in April and May at The Crest at Galvez Plaza and North Boulevard/Town Square. liveafterfive, downtownbr.org

2 RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles. RAIN

performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage. Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

3 LSU baseball vs. Nicholls St. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

5 Le Piano Francais. Baton Rouge Sym-

phony Orchestra, Lamar Family Chamber Series IV. French pianist Philippe Bianconi has long been a favorite of BRSO audiences. Since winning at the seventh Van Cliburn International Competition in the 1980s, Bianconi has enthralled audiences and critics throughout the world. Heidelberg Ballroom, Hilton Capitol Center, downtown Baton Rouge. brso.org

6 Juke Joint Grand Opening and Fish Fry.

Grand opening of new Juke Joint exhibit. West Baton Rouge was famous for the juke joints that provided relief to the workers coming in from the sugarcane fields and long hard days of work on the Mississippi River. Artists such as Ernie Kadoe, Slim Harpo and Walter “Wolfman” Washington got their start in local juke joints. Learn more and join in a celebration of the blues and the musicians that made West Baton Rouge famous. 6 p.m. West Baton Rouge Museum. (225) 336-2422, x. 15, westbatonrougemuseum.com

River. Artists village, sculpture garden and Kidd’s Korner. Free. Downtown riverfront, Baton Rouge. artsbr.org

7-8 Annual Kite Fest Louisiane. West

Baton Rouge Soccer Complex. This one-ofa-kind festival features fun, games, music and special kite-flying performances. (225) 344-2920

Raising Cane’s River Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesrivercenter.com

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Zapp’s International Beer Festival. LSU Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens More than 200 foreign and domestic beers, ales and homebrews available for tasting. Tickets are $40 each and advanced purchase is required. facebook.com/ZappsBeerFest

8 The Total Bridal Experience. Over 50 exhibits with a variety of vendors. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Crowne Plaza. (225) 925-2244

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LSU baseball vs. Louisiana Tech. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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River City Jazz Masters Series: Brad Mehldau Trio. 7:30 p.m., $25-$45. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

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12-15 Louisiana International Film

Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Family-friendly festival features internationally recognized performers and local blues legends alike. Free admission. Downtown Baton Rouge, in and around Repentance Park and Galvez Plaza. batonrougebluesfestival.org

12-Oct. 14 Carrie Mae Weems:

Building & Remodeling Show by Capital Region Builders Association. Features hundreds of exhibitors, informative seminars, the newest products, landscape displays and much more. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

Festival. Showcasing award-winning national and international movies, LIFF gives fans and professionals access to amazing works and talent from around the world. Perkins Rowe. lifilmfest.org The Usual Suspects. The LSU Museum of Art’s annual collaborative exhibition with the LSU School of Art Visiting Artist in 2018 will feature internationally known artist Carrie Mae Weems. The primary gallery will feature two recent series of photographic and video works. Weems will deliver a formal lecture at the LSU School of Art April 11 and will lead a gallery tour at the exhibition opening April 12. LSU Museum of Art. lsumoa.org

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LSU baseball vs. Tennessee. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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Red Dragon Productions Presents: Bob Schneider in Concert. 7:30 p.m., $39.95-$59.95. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

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The Promise of Springtime. Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Series. Copland, Sturm, Bernstein. Baton Rouge River Center Theatre. brso.org

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20-22 Third Street Songwriters

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Festival. Songwriter rounds in traditional Nashville-style at participating venues along Third Street and a hit-writer showcase at the Manship Theatre. All events will feature live, original music and celebrate the songwriters. Downtown Baton Rouge. thirdstreetsongwritersfestival.com

7 South Louisiana Crawfish Boil, Craft

& Car Show. Benefiting Dreams Come True. Live bands, 150 craft booths, powered parachute aircrafts, kids rides, petting zoo, inflatables, kids karaoke contest, eating contest. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., free to public. LamarDixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

7-8 Ebb and Flow Festival. Live music

on multiple stages, plus performances by flamenco dancers, singer songwriters and slam poets, all set against the backdrop of the country’s grandest waterway, the Mississippi

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Angola Prison Spring Rodeo. The Angola Prison Rodeo is legendary for its val. Ponchatoula. (800) 917-7045, lastrawber- mix of bulls and convicted felons. At worst, it’s a day in prison that won’t end up on your ryfestival.com permanent record. Shows 2 p.m. Gates open 9 a.m. Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum. Cinderella. Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre concludes its 2017-2018 season with angolarodeo.com the return of Cinderella to the River Center Theatre. With lavish costumes, a beautiful Jack Ingram. 7:30 p.m., $30-$50. Manscore and exciting special effects, Cinderella ship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org is sure to thrill children and adults alike.

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LSU baseball vs. Lamar. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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LSU baseball vs. Arkansas. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

9 LSU baseball vs. McNeese St. LSU Alex Box Stadium. lsusports.net

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Evening at Windrush. The LSU Rural Life Museum presents an elegant Southern supper to capture the spirit of days gone by at Windrush Gardens, designed by Steele Burden in appreciation of the gardens of Europe and the surviving gardens of 19th-century plantations. Guests will enjoy cocktails in Windrush Gardens followed by dinner in the Exhibit Gallery and desserts and coffee on the museum grounds. Reservations required. Reservations and information are available by contacting (225) 765-2437, lsu.edu/rurallife.

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Art Hop. A great night out for the entire family. Mid City businesses sponsor established and never-before-seen artists, showcasing their original work, including sculpture, painting, jewelry designs, photography and more. Free admission. Mid City, Baton Rouge.

generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters. 7:30 p.m., $60-$75. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

19-20 Baton Rouge Soul Food Festi-

val. Two days of nonstop musical entertainment and fabulous Southern cuisine ... soul food at its finest! Daily judging competitions. Fun for the whole family. North Boulevard Town Square. Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Lawn seating. (225) 802-9681, brsoulfoodfest.com

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12 Rock On! Music of the ’70s and ’80s.

Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra partners with the LSU Rural Life Museum to present an outdoor concert under the stars, featuring a journey back to the rock and pop hits of the ’70s and ’80s. LSU Rural Life Museum. brso.org

21 The Music of Nature. Afternoon with

the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum. Exquisite hors Issue Date: The Welcome #2Stadium. lsusports.net d’oeuvres and unique cocktail creations by Alex Box Celtic Woman. multiplatinumAd proof • Please respond by sensation e-mail or fax with with your approval or minor revisions. Heirloom Cuisine, accompanied by “pop-up” international music returns AD WILL IS unless approval or final revisions Marc Cohn with the Blind Boys of performances of BRSO musicians, the BRSO a•brand newRUN liveASshow opening an extensive are received by the close of business today. chorus and the Louisiana Youth Orchestra North American tour. Raising Riverand mayAlabama. winning afees. GRAMMY for • Additional revisions must beCane’s requested be subjectAfter to production Center. (225) 389-4940, raisingcanesriverhis soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Carefully check this ad for: CORRECT ADDRESS • CORRECT PHONE NUMBER • ANY TYPOSPercussion Ensemble. Dinner on a spacious covered pavilion overlooking the pond and center.com Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this This ad design © Louisiana Business, Inc. 2018. All rights reserved. Phone 225-928-1700 • Fax 225-926-1329

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military and veterans’ groups, bands, and political and government organizations. kenilworthneighborhood.com

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3 Independence Day Celebration. Don-

Live After Five. Live music and street party each Friday in September and October at The Crest at Galvez Plaza and North Boulevard/Town Square.

4 USS KIDD’S Fourth of July Spectacular!

Classic Arms Gun & Knife Show. Lamar-Dixon Trademart, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

David Bromberg Quintet in Concert. David Bromberg is one of the most talented and eclectic artists in all of music. His career has included the release of 18 albums of his own and contributions to countless others. 7:30 p.m., $39.95-$69.95. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

25-26 Swamp Pop Music Festival.

Fri. evening & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 Highway 190 E., Hammond. (985) 345-9244, hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com

aldsonville Crescent Park, Donaldsonville. tourascension.com

Food, music and activities on the riverfront, culminating in a fireworks show over the Mississippi. Baton Rouge.

25-27

Jambalaya Festival. Live music on three stages, car show, 5K and 1-mile Run, carnival fun. Competitors vie for the title of World Jambalaya Cooking Champ of Champs. Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S Irma Ave., Gonzales. jambalayafestival.org

public and includes face painting, magicians, clowns and space walks for children. Beverage and food vendors and live entertainment, with several local bands plus spectacular fireworks show on the river. 4 p.m. Port Allen at the Riverfront on the Mississippi River levee. (225) 344-2920

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Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Show. Vendors with reptiles, pets, supplies, feeders, cages and seminars. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com 20-plus-year-career behind her, Paula Cole now releases Ballads, a 20-song collection of American jazz and folk classics from the 1930s to the 1960s. 7:30 p.m., $40-$55. Manship Theatre. manshiptheatre.org

Walker Percy Weekend. The Walker Percy Weekend is a three-day literary festival in St. Francisville, where the 20th century American novelist set some of his fiction. Featuring books, ideas, discussions, bourbon, crawfish, and conversation among devotees of the Southern literary giant. St. Francisville. walkerpercyweekend.org Day the War Stopped. An event commemorating the brief moment of brotherhood given for the burial of a Union officer, Lt. Commander John E. Hart, by his brother Masons that stopped the Civil War for a few moments. Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. (225) 635-4224, daythewarstopped.net

Show. Lamar-Dixon Trademart, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

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Polos & Pearls. Celebrate summer’s end by strolling small-town streets, shopping, eating and enjoying the music. Downtown St. Francisville. 5-9 p.m. stfrancisvillefestivals.com

Spectators are showered with beads, trinkets and candy by the parade participants. Featuring a festive mix of local civic groups,

8 Feliciana Hummingbird Festival.

Hummingbird-friendly plants and birding accessories will be available for sale. Free admission. St. Francisville and National Wildbird Refuge, Highway 66. stfrancisville.us or stfrancisvillefestivals.com, 1-800-789-4221

8 LSU football vs. Southeastern Louisiana. LSU Tiger Stadium. lsusports.net

8-9 Oldies But Goodies Fest & BBQ

Cook-off. Saturday cooks from all over the South compete for top BBQ honors at this BCA State Championship BBQ. Sunday offers great ’50s, ’60s & ’70s music, hula hoop, jitterbug and twist contests. Live music, antique car show and poker run benefiting Blue Star Moms. Port Allen. (225) 344-2920

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Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival. Combines hot air balloons, entertainment, music, food, fun and surprises. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700, ascensionballooning.com

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LSU football vs. Louisiana Tech. LSU Tiger Stadium. lsusports.net

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OCTOBER EVERY SUNDAY Angola Prison Rodeo & Craft Show. Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola. Enjoy “The Wildest Show in the South” and/or a day of shopping for arts and crafts. Shows start at 2 p.m. Gates open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. angolarodeo.com

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3 Kenilworth Independence Day Parade.

1-2

LSU football vs. Ole Miss. LSU Tiger Stadium. lsusports.net

JULY Art Melt. The largest multimedia, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana kicks off with a downtown festival providing the best of local fine art, music and performing arts. Downtown Baton Rouge. artmelt.org

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4 Port Allen July 4th Fest. Free to the

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gardens, featuring an elegant four-course meal with wine pairings. (225) 400-0339 or miriam@brso.org

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Fête Rouge. Baton Rouge’s premier wine and food festival. A competition between local chefs preparing their best dishes, entertainment, silent auction, raffle, and wine and food tasting. bresbr.org

EVERY WEEKEND The Myrtles Halloween Experience. Experience the true meaning of Halloween at America’s most haunted house! The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville. (225) 635-6277, stfrancisvillefestivals.com


TBA International Acadian Festival.

25-Nov. 4

Carnival rides, music, food, arts/crafts, parade. Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, Plaquemine. acadianfestival.org

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. A huge carnival midway with festival food and musical entertainment nightly. Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds. gbrsf.com

7 SugarFest. Tours of the museum and

27-28 Yellow Leaf Arts Festival. St.

grounds, traditional folk art demonstrations, sugarcane grinding, live music, living history activities and plantation fare in a rural setting at the celebration of the sugarcane harvest. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422, westbatonrougemuseum.com

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LSU football vs. Georgia. LSU Tiger Stadium. lsusports.net

20 LSU football vs. Mississippi State. LSU Tiger Stadium. lsusports.net

Francisville. (225) 635-3665, stfrancisvillefestivals.com

27-28 Repticon Reptile & Exotic

Animal Show. Vendors with reptiles, pets, supplies, feeders, cages and seminars. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

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Rural Fall Fair. Storytelling, cake walks, pumpkin decorating, wagon rides, historic games, and trick-or-treating are some of the events for children. 3 p.m.-6 p.m. LSU Rural Life Museum. (225) 765-2437, lsu.edu/ rurallife/

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Fall Swamp Pop Music Festival. Fri. evening & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 Highway 190 E., Hammond. (985) 345-9244, hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com

EVERY WEEKEND Louisiana Renaissance Festival. This festival transports guests back in time to the streets of 16th century England. A unique blend of theater, theme park, craft fair and educational event, the event features more than 600 participating artisans and entertainers each year. Guests can enjoy a wide range of performances and attractions, including a live jousting arena, sword fights, jesters, comedy shows, jugglers, knighting ceremonies, falconry, animal acts, fire eating and puppet shows for kids. 46468 River Road, Hammond. la-renfest.com

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White Light Night. An evening to celebrate local art and music. Meet the artists behind some of the latest trends in the city, and enjoy live music while you shop and eat in the best establishments the area has to offer. Free admission and free transportation. Mid City, Baton Rouge. midcitymerchantsbr.org

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Holiday Open House, West Baton Rouge Museum. Live performances, refreshments, ornament making, kids activities and more. In addition to being open for tours, the museum will welcome guests with warm cider and gingerbread in celebration of the season. (225) 336-2422, westbatonrougemuseum.com

8 Christmas Tour of Homes. Tour contemporary homes decorated for the holidays in West Feliciana Parish. St. Francisville. (225) 635-3364, stfrancisvillefestivals.com

9 JFA Christmas Parade. Gonzales, 1 p.m. tourascension.com

17 Avenue Evening Stroll. Music by Lil

Wayne & the Same Ole 2 Step (zydeco), plus food, arts and crafts. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville. tourascension.com

17 LSU football vs. Rice. LSU Tiger Stadium. lsusports.net

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Classic Arms Gun & Knife Show. Lamar-Dixon Trademart, Gonzales. (225) 450-1009, lamardixonexpocenter.com

7 Festival of Lights. Holiday celebration

25- Dec. 30 ZooLights. A

holiday tradition in Baton Rouge. Visitors will enjoy the lights and displays of all their favorite zoo animals and holiday traditions. Walk through the zoo and be amazed by the larger-than-life light displays. Hot cocoa and other treats available. Gates open 5:30 p.m. BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. (225) 775-3877, brzoo.org

featuring local art vendors, a star canopy hanging from the oak trees, snow village at River Center Plaza, music, Bethlehem Village. Also ride the magical train ride on the Mansion Express at the Old Governor’s Mansion, experience Movies and Santa at the Old State Capitol, enjoy Holiday Music Magic at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, check out art sales at Brunner Gallery, or do the Reindeer Run. North Boulevard Town Square. downtownbatonrouge.org

ALL MONTH Surreal Salon. A national juried exhibition of pop-surrealist and lowbrow art. Baton Rouge Gallery. (225) 3831470, batonrougegallery.org

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Premier “Hallmark” Christmas event in North Baton Rouge. With elaborate firework and light displays, horse and carriage rides, live music, train and carousel rides and more, Christmas in Central Square invites all ages to celebrate the holiday spirit. Sullivan Road, Central. (225) 261-5988, discovercentral.net Christmas season with a 19th-century Louisiana celebration. Musical groups, demonstrating artisans, storytellers and costumed re-enactors set the holiday spirit. The day concludes with a bonfire and visit from Papa Noel.12:30 p.m.-6 p.m., $10. LSU Rural Life Museum. (225) 765-2437, lsu.edu/rurallife/

Bayou. A Baton Rouge holiday tradition for 25 years, this treasured production continues to thrill children and adults alike. Featuring world-class guest artists, live accompaniment by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and a cast of over 300 community children and local dancers, BRBT’s Tale from the Bayou transports audiences to a magical world of dancing azaleas and snow-covered oak trees that only our Cajun Clara could imagine. batonrougeballet.org

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15-16 The Nutcracker: A Tale from the

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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival. A series of Jewish films that inspire, inform and entertain. brjff.com

7-9 Christmas in the Country. This

celebration of the season combines intriguing shopping opportunities with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. St. Francisville. stfrancisvillefestivals.com.

19-20 Louisiana Marathon. Down-

town Baton Rouge. Multirace format includes The Louisiana Marathon, The Louisiana Half-Marathon, 5K and Kids Marathon. thelouisianamarathon.com


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Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim on one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays. It’s here on the earthen levees containing the Mississippi River that local Christmas lights aren’t colored bulbs, but instead dozens of 30-feet-andhigher flaming pyramids of burning logs. The Christmas bonfires, as locals call them, are mostly teepee-shaped, but some can be odd shapes paying tribute to the river’s heritage— shapes ranging from miniature plantation homes to tiny replica paddlewheel steamships. Bonfires are built by families, friends and co-workers who visit, cook and mingle between the fires. It’s a local celebration with an environment akin to football tailgating, and the practice has continued Issue Date: Welcome 2018 AD proof #5 for generations. Why bonfires onrevisions. Christmas Eve? It depends • Please respond by e-mail or fax with your approval or minor • AD WILL RUN AS IS unless approval or final revisions on who you ask. Some historians believe they are are received by the close of business today. a carry-down of an ancient European tradition • Additional revisions must be requested and may be subject to production fees.

where bonfires initially honored successful harvests and later from Christianity (south Louisiana was originally a French colony, and residents remain predominantly Catholic). However, ask the young and the young at heart who continue the bonfire tradition today, and the most common response is that the fires illuminate the way for Santa Claus (or Papa Noel, as the Cajuns say) flying his sleigh and eight reindeer to find the homes of local good girls and boys. The bonfires are up and down the river, but the highest concentration is in St. James Parish, in and around Gramercy, Lutcher and Paulina. The best viewing is by car along the east- and westbank River Roads (La. 44 and 13, respectively) and by walking along the levees. Bonfire parties are not necessarily open to the public, but onlookers will likely be offered kind words and holiday greetings should they mingle on foot. —LOUISIANATRAVEL.COM

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