Food and Fun

Burger King snipes at McDonald's with lower-fat fries

Burger King has launched the latest salvo in its French fries war with McDonald's: a new fry that it's billing as a lower-calorie alternative to its fattier rival.

Park(ing) Day creates green spaces in downtown Baton Rouge

In an effort to bring more green spaces, downtown Baton Rouge celebrated a national movement called Park(ing) Day.

Wonder Bread returns to shelves

Wonder Bread is back.

$400 million Powerball winner to stay anonymous

There is a man in South Carolina who has been keeping a big secret for the past five days. Well, he did tell his dog. And, we assume, his wife.

LSU Rural Life Museum to host 18th Annual Harvest Days September 28-29

The LSU Rural Life Museum will present the 18th annual Harvest Days on Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the museum, located just off of I-10 at 4560 Essen Lane.

Denham Springs Pilot Club to host Hoop De Doo Fall Fest

The Pilot Club of Denham Springs will host the “Hoop De Doo Fall Festival” on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hot Air Balloon Festival to start on Friday

The Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council is pleased to announce their event schedule for the upcoming 2013 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival held from Friday, September 27 until Sunday, September 29.

BREC’s Independence Park Theatre offers acting classes

BREC’s Independence Park Theatre is opening its doors for aspiring actors or actresses looking to get into the acting and film industry.

Entry deadline nears for Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show 2013

The September 29 midnight deadline is only a few days away for the Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show. The Uncommon Thread Wearable Art Show is a national competition that seeks the very best in wearable art.

'Cafe Du Monde' author to hold book signing tomorrow

Peggy Sweeny-McDonald, the author of Meanwhile Back at Café Du Monde, will appear at the LSU Museum of Art Store to sign her book on September 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Trader Joe’s set to open in Baton Rouge on October 31

The wait is almost over for fans of Trader Joe's here in Baton Rouge. According to the grocery store's Facebook page, the retail outlet is set to open on October 31.

Lottery player celebrates birthday and wins second-chance Saints Game-Day experience

As a birthday tradition, Herman Hamilton of Franklin said he always gifts himself with $20 worth of Louisiana Lottery scratch-offs.

LSU Rural Life Museum expands; Burden Museum and Gardens

If you like the LSU Rural Life Museum, you're going love it even more now. The Burden family donated even more land to make the attraction bigger and better than ever.

$400 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Lexington, South Carolina

You were more likely to be struck by lightning or attacked by a shark -- maybe even at the same time -- than win Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

BREC to begin serving, selling alcohol at select facilities

After months of inspections, public notice and staff trainings, citizens are finally able to receive immediate approval to serve and sell alcohol during facility rentals at select BREC facilities.