Friday, January 8, 2016

5 Reasons to Feast at Restaurant Week

Are you ready to feast your way through the Capital City? Whether you're booking a few extra days after the Louisiana Marathon weekend or simply a local looking to explore your own backyard, we have the culinary event for you - Baton Rouge Restaurant Week!

This reoccurring favorite combines Louisiana's flair of mixing Cajun and Creole and everything in between. Whether you prefer your food boiled, blackened, grilled or fried, there's sure to be something to tempt your taste buds! 

RWBR will take place January 18-23. We urge you to come enjoy irresistible Louisiana cuisine at some of the best restaurants the Capital City has to offer! See below for our 5 reasons you should feast your way through the Red Stick..


1. Feast on a Budget
Whether you're looking for a delicious meal on a budget or planning to splurge at a local favorite, Restaurant Week has you covered! Price points range from only $15 - $35 per person for unique three course menus, with dishes sure to tempt your taste buds. 

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2. Donate to Charity 
This event generates over $10,000 a year for the Greater Baton Rouge Foodbank, whose mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge by providing food and educational outreach. By donating volunteer time, funds or food, diners are able to help too! For more information, visit the Greater Baton Rouge Foodbank.
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3. Win the Ultimate Giveaway
Do you love free meals? Do you love Jay Ducote of Bite & Booze? Well, we have the giveaway for you! For more information and to enter, visit here! The contest ends January 19th, so make sure to check it out!

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4. Spend Time with Family & Friends
What better way to enjoy the Red Stick with the ones you love than an enjoyable meal? 

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5. Let's not forget the Restaurants...

So get moving and shaking and make your reservations today! Many restaurants tend to fill up quickly, and this is definitely a treat you don't want to miss out on. For more information, check out Dig BR


Posted by: Erinn Sala, Communications Intern  

Erinn is the Communications Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. As a Baton Rouge native, she is eager to promote all of the extensive experiences the Capital City has to offer! She enjoys Louisiana Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium and runs around the University Lakes. Erinn is a Show Me Your Mumu enthusiast and an avid Netflix watcher. 
Geaux Tigers & #GoBR!  

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Friday, December 11, 2015

New Year's Eve in the Red Stick!

It's almost time for 2016! With that being said, check out some awesome NYE events going on in Baton Rouge! This list will be updated as we receive more events leading up to New Year's Eve.

Red Stick Revelry

One of Baton Rouge's most popular New Year's Eve events is the Red Stick Revelry. The Red Stick Revelry is a free, outdoor and all day event that includes live music, activities, food and much more!
Beginning at 11 a.m., children will be able to enjoy hands-on, arts and crafts and signing with Mayor Kip Holden as the Red Stick is raised into the sky, where it will sit until the countdown to  New Years begins. 

Live musical performances begin at 7 PM with Sheriff Bud Torres and the Posse, and at 9 PM with Phat Hat, both performing at the Crest Stage in Galvez Plaza. At 11:59 PM, the Red Stick drops in North Boulevard Town Square to ring in 2016 with a fireworks show over the Mississippi River. 

For more information about the Red Stick Revelry, including parking, directions, merchandise or to purchase a VIP package, visit the website here.

L'Auberge Casino & Hotel will also host a variety of New Year's events!

  • Live Music in the Promenade New Year’s Eve
    • Thursday, December 31
    • 9 p.m.
    • Press 1 For English
  • Live Music in Edge New Year’s Eve
    • Thursday, December 31
    • 10 p.m.
    • The Anteeks
  • New Year’s Eve 18 STEAK Prix Fixe/ Wine Pairing Menu
    • Thursday, December 31
    • Pre Fixe is a 3 course optional menu with regular menu still available
    • 5 – 11 p.m.
    • For reservations, visit OpenTable or call 225-224-4142.
  • New Year’s Eve Bon Temps Buffet Dinner
    • Thursday, December 31
    • 3p.m.- 1a.m.
    •  Includes lobster and champagne for $39.99
  • New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch in Bon Temps Buffet
    • Friday, January 1
    • 11am- 2pm
    • John Gray Jazz Trio
Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID for all Edge and Bon Temps Buffet events. 

Kick off 2016 at at the Lod Cook Alumni Center!

All-inclusive package starting at $399
  • Deluxe overnight accommodations
  • 2 premium open bars all evening
  • Passed hor s'douevres & seated 3-course filet mignon dinner
  • In-room champagne and commemorative party favors
  • Full, Southern-Style Buffet Breakfast & Bloody Mary Bar
  • Live music from David St. Romain
For reservations, contact Jackie Walker by calling 225-383-2665.

  • New Year's Eve 4 course menu $79
For more information, click here

Check back for more NYE events soon! And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Posted by:
Cathy Juarez, Visit Baton Rouge

Cathy is the Destination Content Manager for Visit Baton Rouge. Though born and raised in New Orleans, Cathy fell in love with Baton Rouge throughout her time as an LSU undergraduate. Cathy is passionate about promoting tourism in Louisiana, and you can find her exploring festivals, local dives and attractions in the ever-growing Capital City. Geaux Tigers and #GoBR!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Cocktail Featuring Satsumas!

Are you in charge of the holiday cocktails this year? If you're looking for an easy cocktail with a fruit that is in season in Louisiana right now - look no further than this Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria!

This is sure to be a crowd pleaser...just look at it!




6 satsuma oranges
8 ounces strawberries, hulled
1 pint raspberries
1 (750mL) bottle of chilled champagne, as dry or sweet as you'd like it
6 ounces Grand Marnier liqueur
4 ounces club soda
2 ounces cherry brandy
fresh mint for garnish


Add 2 of the satsuma oranges, the strawberries and raspberries to a large punch bowl or pitcher. Juice the remaining 4 satsumas - you want about 1/2 or 2/3 cup of orange juice. Add the champagne, grand marnier, club soda and brandy to the bowl and stir everything together. Taste the sangria and if it's not sweet enough for you, add some simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled then cooled to room temperature) until it reaches the desired sweetness. Serve with a garnish of fresh mint.
You can definitely make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge, but making it waaaay advance may cause it too lose some of the bubbles.

Recipe courtesy of >>

Posted by: Christy Chachere

Christy is the Communications Coordinator for Visit Baton Rouge. Born and raised in Louisiana, she loves everything southern and charming. After graduating from LSU in 2011, she began her new journey promoting our lovely city day after day! She's loves everything Baton Rouge has to offer travelers and locals alike and will keep you in the know! You can find her social-mediaing for us on here, Facebook,InstagramTwitterPinterestLinkedIn and more!