Food and Fun

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.

Community Blues and Heritage Festival coming to Scotlandville on July 27

BREC, along with the Scotlandville Hornets Alumni Association, will host its annual Community Blues and Heritage Festival on Sat., July 27 from 1-7 p.m. at Anna T. Jordan Community Park, 1750 Stilt St.

Lottery announces Mega Millions multidraw suspension in preparation for October game enhancements

On Oct. 19, the multistate game Mega Millions will undergo enhancements designed to create larger jackpots and more millionaires, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

A 'super' night for skywatchers

Tonight's full moon will be a "super" one.

Mickelson wins Open with late charge

All the talk at Muirfield has been about which drought would be broken. Would world No. 1 Tiger Woods win his first major in five years? Could Lee Westwood complete his 18-year quest for a major title?

Float Graveyard: Where do Mardi Gras floats go to die?

Have you ever wondered where some Mardi Gras floats go when they can no longer be part of the parades? Some floats end up in Mardi gras float "graveyards" or lots like this one in Kenner on Albany St.

Don't get sick from your picnic

Outdoor eating is one of the greatest joys of summertime.

Metallica reveals film footage, rocks secret show at Comic-Con

Metallica appeared at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday to promote their upcoming 3-D IMAX concert film "Metallica Through the Never." The band debuted footage from the movie to a crowd of fans in the Convention Center's Hall H and

The Scorseses to close out 10th annual Art Melt celebration with bang

The 10th annual Art Melt has grown from humble beginnings as a single-room exhibit to a massive two-day event.

Foundation for Historical Louisiana names 2013 Preservation Award honorees

The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) Board of Directors will honor outstanding preservationists at the 37th Annual Preservation Awards Program on Wednesday, July 31, at the historic Capitol Hilton in downtown Baton Rouge.

Art Melt part of increasing availability of artwork in Baton Rouge

The state's best artists have converged on Baton Rouge today. And you can go see their work for free.