As I walked down Third Street on Friday evening, I heard the music from Live After Five and decided to follow the crowd toward the Old State Capital building to check it out. The weather was perfect for a couple of Abita beers, music and some dancing. Bits and Pieces is a 10-piece local band [...]
I could say that I wear many hats, but the truth is I have one hat; I just wear it all over the place. I wear it to the fire department. I wear it to the ballpark. I wear it when I travel and when I write. I don’t buy into that “I wear many [...]
As the rain mist the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum grounds, people of all ages enjoyed the 2009 SugarFest! Guests walked to various plantation-styled cabins to visit exhibitors in 19th century costumes, watch demonstrations, view exhibits and listen to live music. Exhibition visitors enjoyed the flavorful smell rabbit stew cooking on an open hearth, the [...]
The Baton Rouge Epicurean Society (BRES) hosted a 3-day festival event in Downtown Baton Rouge August 27th, 28th & 29th called ‘Fête Rouge~A Louisiana Celebration of Food and Wine’.
I entered the drawing to win tickets to the Fete Rouge Wine and Culinary Festival on the spur of the moment and soon forgot about it. When the e-mail announcing the winner arrived, I thought aloud, “Oh, well, I wasn’t meant to be the winner.” Not long afterwards, the Baton Rouge Convention and Visitor’s Bureau [...]
Music enthusiasts and wine lovers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the announcement of the Baton Rouge Symphony’s 2009-2010 Season at the Wine Loft in Downtown Baton Rouge. The symphony held its announcement in conjunction with the latest Downtown Baton Rouge event “Wine Walk Wednesdays.” Wine Walk Wednesdays is a weekly wine tasting adventure through several restaurants [...]
Baton Rouge, LA: August 7 – 9 Pennington Balloon Championship In 2005, Sports Illustrated called this event one of “America’s Top 25 Summer Essentials”. As a lifelong resident of this area, I have to admit that I’ve never attended this event before. Usually I would be scheduled to work, and the closest I would get [...]
TRUE BLOOD in Baton Rouge!
Participating in my first wine walk, I was not sure what to expect other than a taste of four different wines at each of the five locations downtown. What I experienced was much greater than just the taste of wine. The walk started at 5:30 at the Kingfish Bar and Grill in the downtown Hilton. [...]
The USS Kidd makes Baton Rouge’s sky light up each 4th of July with Patriotic Pride. July 4th, head downtown for food fun and fireworks at the USS Kidd and experience a true Independence Day. The annual Star-Spangled Celebration will kick off at 2:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Stage between the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial [...]