Food and Fun

Turner Industries funds Imagination Library for Geismar children, registration starts today

Turner Industries is working to enroll area children into the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children from birth to 5-years-old who live in Geismar.

Katniss, Django among most popular baby names this year

Forget about Jacob and Sophia. How about naming the newest member of your family Katniss or Django?

Albany man claims $1 million powerball prize

Eric Bankston had the wind in his sails after he visited Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge to claim the $1 million Powerball prize from the June 28 drawing.

Restaurant Week to provide discount to diners, donations to Foodbank

Over 40 restaurants will participate in the second Restaurant Week Baton Rouge, which is set to begin next week, and organizers encourage people to book reservations today.

Top iPhone, iPad apps now FREE in Apple store

Popular apps for the iPhone and iPad, some of which usually go for up to $20, were being offered for free in Apple's online App Store on Monday, possibly in conjunction with the store's fifth anniversary.

Like a great bottle of scotch, this bartender is aged to perfection

What do you expect to be doing when you're nearing 100? Living a quiet life? A slower life? Those lives are far from the case for one Connecticut woman who still works full-time as a slinger drinks at a bar.

Gleaux Run to benefit American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society will host the Gleaux Run for Relay in Downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, July 20.

Mardi Gras mask making workshops to be held in Natchitoches

Bead Town artist Stephan Wanger is holding a series of Mardi Gras mask making workshops in Natchitoches as part of the "300 Legacy Bead Town Natchitoches" project.

Poet Chancelier 'Xero' Skidmore to appear at LSU Museum of Art’s 'Discover the Collection – First Free Sunday' today

The LSU Museum of Art presents a special program with Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore on Sunday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. as part of its “Discover the Collection - First Free Sunday” series.

Wine gala to benefit Swine Palace’s 2013-2014 Season to be held on July 11

Share a summer night of fine wines and hors d’oeuvres on the Reilly Theatre on July 11, and help Swine Palace get ready for the 2013-2014 season.

BREC hosts 'Pets and Paddling'

BREC will host a new event, Pets and Paddling, on July 7 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Wampold Park, 901 Stanford Ave. 

Mid City Merchants to hold mini art hop on July 11

The third annual Mid City Merchants summer mini art hop, “A Mid City’s Night Dream”, will be held on Thursday, July 11, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Got $32m? Jackie O's 'Love Boat' for sale

If this yacht could talk, one can only imagine the stories it would tell about one of the most high-profile romances of the 20th century.

Courtney wins Baton Rouge hot dog eating contest

Chris Courtney downed 15 hotdogs in ten minutes to take home the 2013 Frankie’s Dawg House Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Champs win hot dog eating contest again

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.