Food and Fun

Exotic salads: Who knew?

(CNN) -- There was a time in my life when I thought I knew a thing or two -- about life, about being a reasonably functional member of society, about language, about being a food editor.

Tickets still available for Blues Gala in Baton Rouge Thursday night

Don't let the blues get you down.

AZ restaurant serves world's spiciest burger, requires signing waiver

Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona claims they're home to the world's spiciest hamburger.

EBRSO hosting free back to school party on August 9

East Baton Rouge deputies at will hold a back to school party on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. at the BREC Park on 1801 Kathy Drive.

Hattiesburg Girl Scouts use TV news to sell surplus of cookies

A cookie surplus is dwindling after the Hattiesburg Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi announced they had too many on hand.

USS Kidd to host 'Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive'

The USS KIDD Veterans Memorial & Museum is proud to announce that the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel will be sponsoring the KIDD’s exclusive “Keep the Spirit of 45’ Alive” event at the Belle’s newly renovated Beaur

'Sharknado 2' set to take TV by storm

By Jane Caffrey- CNN (CNN) -- A twister filled with man-eating sharks is about to hit New York City -- at least on your television screen.

New LA residents wait 6 months for recreational hunting, fishing licenses effective Aug 1

New residents in Louisiana will qualify for purchasing resident recreational hunting and fishing licenses after six months in state, once Act 429 becomes effective on Aug. 1, 2014.

New Iberia record store reopens as vinyl makes a come back

Most of the big vinyl album stores like Tower and Virgin Records are long gone. In Acadiana, the much loved Raccoon Records shut it's doors back in 2004. But now, record sales are increasing again.

The importance of tourism in Acadiana

Food, music, culture. These are words so many of us associate with our region of Acadiana. We keep getting national recognitions for the place we call home, and it's making a positive difference.

Piccadilly brings back summer literacy program

Piccadilly Restaurants is once again encouraging children to read with the second year of their Back to Books summer reading program.

Famous Natchitoches restaurant featured on nationally syndicated show

The famous Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen in Natchitoches, Louisiana will be featured on a new syndicated show airing this Fall.

Kenilworth parade honors American Red Cross, all who serve

There was a lot of white and blue at the annual Kenilworth Civic Association 4th of July Parade, but red was the dominant color.

Locals celebrate 2014 Baton Rouge Pride Fest

Saturday, hundreds of people went downtown to show some "pride." The 2014 Pride Fest kicked off this afternoon inside the Atrium at the Belle of Baton Rouge.

New Orleans woman bakes free birthday cakes for strangers

By Kenny Lopez New Orleans, LA (WGNO) -- It's the one day a year you get to celebrate you!