Food and Fun

Enjoy a summertime treat: it's National Root Beer Float Day

Happy National Root Beer Float Day! The ice cream concoction has been around since about 1874 and was probably invented by Frank Wisner, a Colorado soda shop owner.

Whole Foods to hold special shopping day to benefit LSU Opera

The Baton Rouge location of Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of its net sales on Wednesday, Aug. 7, to the LSU Opera, supporting music education on the graduate and undergraduate levels and cultural enrichment throughout the area.

Powerball jackpot reaches $400 million

The Powerball jackpot has ballooned to a whopping $400 million, the third-highest amount ever. There were no jackpot winners on Saturday, which means the pot rolls over to its next scheduled drawing on Wednesday.

Taste of Tiger Tailgating tickets on sale

The Twelfth Annual Taste of Tiger Tailgating will take place Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center.

John Anderson, Son of Artist Walter Anderson to Give Gallery Talk August 4 at LSU Museum of Art

John Anderson, the youngest son of artist Walter Anderson, will give a gallery talk at the LSU Museum of Art on Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 p.m., in conjunction with the opening weekend of the “Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New

Baton Rouge Gallery spotlights latest works from Mary Ann Caffery, Amy James and Brian Kelly during August exhibition

Beginning on Sunday, August 4, Baton Rouge Gallery ("BRG") will be filled with the latest works from three of its artist members: Mary Ann Caffery, Amy James and Brian Kelly.

Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres was so nice as an Oscars host the first time, the Academy has asked her to do it twice.

Former cancer patient turns baking hobby into business

One woman's passion is now a full time job. Kasie Coleman makes baked concoctions from recipes she created while sitting in a chemo chair.

Brandon Bass hosts his annual basketball camps and back to school giveaway

Boston Celtics Forward and LSU standout Brandon Bass will host a series of basketball camps for boys and girls in the Baton Rouge and and Port Allen areas, as well as a back to school giveaway and fun day in the park in Baton Rouge.

LSU Museum of Art to present 'Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New and Strange' exhibit starting today

Beginning in August, the LSU Museum of Art will present Walter Inglis Anderson’s unique observations of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s flora, fauna and landscape in the exhibition, “Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is Ne

New hotel open in downtown Baton Rouge

The Hampton Inn and Suites is now open and accepting reservations. This is the third hotel in the downtown area, but it’s the first one built in 51 years.

Google to make Starbucks Wi-Fi 10 times faster

Google is teaming up with Starbucks to make Wi-Fi at its coffee shops 10 times faster.

Hitting it big at the pump: Iberia Bank gives free gas to random drivers

A few lucky people got a nice surprise Wednesday at the pump. They got some free gas and it's all thanks to Iberia Bank. Five lucky people, who just happened to be at the Exxon on Coursey Blvd, walked away $25 richer.

The end of an era…again: 80’s Night at The Spanish Moon says farewell

It’s the end of an era…again.

Study: Your happiness type matters

You feel happiness all the way down to your genes, scientists say. But the kind of happiness you're feeling matters, as different kinds can have wildly different effects on your physical well-being.