Food and Fun

Google debuts new, free Zagat site, apps

Indecisive foodies have another tool to help them find top-notch eating and drinking destinations. Google on Monday overhauled the Zagat.com website and released new, free Zagat mobile apps for Android and iOS.

New Saints-branded scratch-offs offers new prizes to kick off football season

To kick off football season, the Louisiana Lottery is running a tried and true touchdown play for the fifth time by bringing back its New Orleans Saints-branded scratch-off game on August 5 - BLACK & GOLD SAINTS.

LSU Libraries: 'Centuries of Style: A Retrospective of Dress' exhibition starting July 29

LSU Libraries Special Collections will present the exhibition “Centuries of Style: A Retrospective of Dress,” on display in Hill Memorial Library July 29-October 19.

Waste Management offers tips for summer road trips

 As the summer winds down, and vacationers take those final road trips, Waste Management of Louisiana offers a few tips about safety and sustainability it has learned over the years to the public and its customers. 

Jonas Brothers to headline inaugural Concert for Kidd’s Kids sponsored by Raising Cane’s

Last November, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers founder and CEO Todd Graves surprised the 52 children participating in the 21st annual Kidd’s Kids trip to Disney World with their own free iPad.

Happy 70th birthday, Mick Jagger!

What a drag it is getting old. How many times has someone mocked Mick Jagger by using that lyric from the Rolling Stones hit "Mother's Little Helper"?

Louisiana Lottery winners claim $9.8 million in prizes in June from scratch-off tickets

From purchasing a sail boat to getting a head start on buying their kids’ school supplies, Louisiana Lottery players had a wide range of plans for the more than $7.3 million in prizes won during drawings held in June.

Mettenberger, Vincent welcome Camp Care participants

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger along with assistant director of player personnel Justin Vincent welcomed 38 children in Camp Care, a weeklong camp for children with cancer and their siblings, recently to the LSU Football Operations Center.

Mid-City 'Exposure Camp' celebration takes place today

Councilwoman Tara Wicker, BREC, and the Baton Rouge General Hospital will be hosting the the 1st Annual Mid-City "Exposure Camp" Celebration.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.

Golden Nugget casino set to open in Lake Charles; last gaming license issued in Louisiana

The Golden Nugget is coming to Louisiana. The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year. 

Two cheetahs gain a new home at the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has gained two cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the mother, 13-years-old, and daughter, 2-years-old, are now on exhibit.

Former LSU basketball star to host literacy tour through July 27

Glen “Big Baby” Davis presents his third annual "Booking it With Baby" literacy tour in partnership with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library beginning today and ending on July 27.

BREC and the Tri-Neighbor Association to host 'Meet Your Neighbor Day' today

BREC and the Tri-Neighbor Association will host Meet Your Neighbor Day today from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Baringer Road Park, 7401 Baringer Road. 

Taco Bell will drop kid's meals

Taco Bell announced Tuesday it has become the first national fast food chain to drop its kid's meals, saying it will discontinue the toy and food combos at some locations this month and across the brand by next year.