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LSU Dead Week Coffee Guide

The semester is almost over at LSU! It’s that magical time of year where the stress levels of college students are at an all-time high and the lack of sleep is plentiful. It’s been said that Dead Week is...

New York Pizza and Pasta in Baton Rouge

I walked into a shockingly busy new pizza joint this week – New York Pizza and Pasta on Jones Creek Rd. The line to order ran through the restaurant and the phone was ringing constantly for to-go orders, yet still...

King Cake

The Ambrosia Bakery 22% If you haven’t had an Ambrosia strawberry cake, do you even live in Baton Rouge? Serving 225 since 1993, the bakery has been an overwhelming favorite of the city. From cake, to cookies, to king...

New Restaurant

Elsie’s Plate & Pie 24% If you haven’t been to Elsie’s Plate & Pie yet, stop reading this right now and treat yourself to a Louisiana Poulet Pot Pie. Those who have had the pleasure are sure to agree...

Brunch

Mason’s Grill 22% It’s a little late for breakfast, and a bit too early for lunch—thank the Baton Rouge gods for Mason’s, saving our weekends from utter disappointment with their amazing brunch. While you’re...

Fast Food

Raising Canes 42% Yo, yo, yo, want some hot chicken to go? The local staple for savory fried chicken tenders and secret sauce has, no surprise, taken the W for greatest fast food. Now if only they’d give us that recipe...

Overall Restaurant

The Chimes 32% Coming in as the greatest for not one, but FOUR of our categories, it is obvious that The Chimes is something special to Baton Rouge. Their food and beer selection have appeased the appetites of locals...

Cajun/Creole

Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant 23% Bringing Baton Rouge the tastes you can only get south of Hwy 90, Parrain’s knows how to do Louisiana food. Whether you like Cajun or Creole, we can all agree their boiled shrimp...

Steak

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 31% Becoming a vegetarian now would be a huge missed steak… especially from Ruth’s Chris. Enjoy Baton Rouge’s favorite butter-topped steak. 4836 Constitution Ave. |...

Happy Hour

Superior Grill 26% Pass us a lime and some salt! We can’t seem to get enough of Superior Grill, so much that they’ve opened a new location. You can stop by during happy hour everyday from 4:30-6:30 pm; it’s the greatest...

Beer Selection

The Chimes  39% Coming in as the greatest for not one, but FOUR of our categories, it is obvious that The Chimes is something special to Baton Rouge. Their food and beer selection have appeased the appetites of locals...

Sushi

Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar  14.1% From the sushi bar to hibachi, Ichiban gets our sushi fix. Boasting great flavor as setting them apart from other Japanese restaurants, they clearly don’t disappoint...

Place to Eat at the Bar

The Chimes 32% Coming in as the greatest for not one, but FOUR of our categories, it is obvious that The Chimes is something special to Baton Rouge. Their food and beer selection have appeased the appetites of locals...

Margarita

Superior Grill 51% Pass us a lime and some salt! We can’t seem to get enough of Superior Grill, so much that they’ve opened a new location. You can stop by during happy hour everyday from 4:30-6:30 pm; it’s the greatest...

Fried Chicken

Popeyes 32% Let’s all sing it together, shall we? Love that chicken from Popeye’s. Go grab a chicken wing and a buttery biscuit to celebrate—Popeye’s has come through again for the greatest fried chicken you can find...

Hidden Gem

Roberto’s River Road Restaurant 26% Take a drive down River Road for some of the best Louisiana fare along the Mississippi. The quaint atmosphere and barn-like curb appeal of Roberto’s has put them at number one, once...

Italian Restaurant

The Little Village 20% Ciao bella! There is nothing like a plate of spaghetti to get our mouths watering. With so many amazing Italian restaurants in Baton Rouge to choose from, it was a close call, but The Little...

Burger Joint

Curbside Burgers  18% Ever since this food truck put down roots, our stomachs have never been happier. From the Lamb-I-am to their boozy milkshakes, all you could ask for in a burger is offered at Curbside. It’s...

Coffee Shop

CC’s Coffee House 29% There’s nothing like a cuppa joe to get you going in the morning, or in the afternoon, or maybe as a midday pick me up. Who are we kidding; we never stop drinking coffee. And thanks to CC’s, they...

Seafood Restaurant

Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant 30% Bringing Baton Rouge the tastes you can only get south of Hwy 90, Parrain’s knows how to do Louisiana food. Whether you like Cajun or Creole, we can all agree their boiled shrimp has a...

Power Lunch

City Pork Deli & Charcuterie 18% Your workday is half over, and you need a pick me up. You need something out of the ordinary from your regular turkey sandwich to get you through the rest of the afternoon. City Pork...

Date Night Restaurant

Tsunami 20% Nothing says I love you like a rooftop, sushi dinner. Serving up some of the most creative cuisine in Baton Rouge, Tsunami has also offered the greatest view of the Mississippi since they opened in 2004...

Breakfast

Louie’s Cafe  24% Whether you’re popping in at 2 am or you just so happen to be Former President Obama, the only place to you can count on for the greatest breakfast in Baton Rouge is Louie’s. We’ll take a combo...

Food Truck

Taco De Paco 39% Near, far, wherever you are; if you see a giant orange truck, you know that it’s taco time. Taco de Paco is always on the move serving up some of the best Mexican fare in Baton Rouge. Be sure to catch...

Salad

The Salad Shop 24% It’s easy to love salads when they’re packed with this much flavor. With salads and wraps made fresh to order, The Salad Shop earns its title, and its name. Multiple Locations |...

Crawfish

Sammy’s Grill 33% It’s that time of year when pots are boiling and you can taste seasoning in the air. If you’re not wanting to boil it yourself, Sammy’s Grill has crafted their seasoning for the perfect pot of crawfish...

Buffet

Texas De Brazil 36% Traditional Brazilian flavors and Texas hospitality in the heart of Baton Rouge really can’t be beat. Did we mention the giant skewered chunks of meat? You’ll want to give this buffet a...

Mexican Restaurant

Superior Grill 29% Pass us a lime and some salt! We can’t seem to get enough of Superior Grill, so much that they’ve opened a new location. You can stop by during happy hour everyday from 4:30-6:30 pm; it’s the greatest...

Late Night Restaurant

Louie’s cafe 46% Conveniently open 24 hours, Louie’s will satisfy your burger craving at any hour. Former President Obama can even attest to this as a satisfied customer. 3322 Lake St. | louiescafe.org 2. Plucker’s Wing...

Indian Restaurant

Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine 38% Fresh and flavorful cuisine make Bay Leaf Indian truly authentic. Enjoy an exotic dining experience with Baton Rouge’s greatest Indian restaurant. 5160 S Sherwood Forest Blvd.|...

Vegetarian Restaurant

Magpie Cafe 25% With overpass and downtown locations, you’re never too far from the best vegetarian at Magpie Cafe. From vegan banana pecan muffins, to vegetarian quinoa chili, Magpie takes the cake for greatest...

Asian Restaurant

Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar  23% From the sushi bar to hibachi, Ichiban gets our sushi fix. Boasting great flavor as setting them apart from other Japanese restaurants, they clearly don’t disappoint...

Poboys

Po-Boy Express 26% If you’re a lover of great po-boys, look no further than the only drive-thru po-boy shop in Baton Rouge. With fresh ingredients and crispy bread, Po-boy Express knows exactly how to make your taste...

Bloody Mary

Mason’s Grill 49% It’s a little late for breakfast, and a bit too early for lunch—thank the Baton Rouge gods for Mason’s, saving our weekends from utter disappointment with their amazing brunch. While you’re...

Deli

Maxwell’s Market 26% Shop with Maxwell’s Market for the best prime quality meats and deli in the city. Pick up a bottle of wine and choose from their assortment of cheeses and produce for the greatest night...

Gumbo

The Chimes 31% Coming in as the greatest for not one, but FOUR of our categories, it is obvious that The Chimes is something special to Baton Rouge. Their food and beer selection have appeased the appetites of locals...

Tacos

Rum House 31% You can’t beat the Rum House’s specialty Caribbean tacos, not to mention their Taco Tuesday special. Swing your life away next Tuesday at their bar, Painkiller in hand, and try out their tacos for yourself...

BBQ

BRQ  19% If being from the south has taught us anything, it’s that you have to have at least one go-to BBQ joint. For Baton Rouge, it’s BRQ. Thanks for serving the city brisket that brighten up our days. 10423 Jefferson...

Pizza

Fleur De Lis 32% When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Fleur de lis. A Baton Rouge staple with pizza that delights the palates children and adults alike, Fleur de lis is number one in hearts (or...

Bang For Your Buck Restaurant

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito 28% With burrito bowls, tacos, nachos, and so much more, all for so little, Izzo’s makes our stomachs and our wallets happy. Multiple Locations | izzos.com 2. LIT Pizza 24% 3. Serop’s...

Best Shopping & Services

Mani/Pedi

Bumble Lane 33% We’ve got three words for you – treat yo’ self. You deserve to be pampered, and Bumble Lane thinks so too. From head to toe, they have the greatest treatments to make you feel like royalty...

Wine Selection

Calandro’s Supermarket 28% Their impressive selection of wine and liquor set Calandro’s apart from other groceries in the city. This family business ensures the expertise necessary for the best spirits in...

Catering Company

Bergeron’s City Market 41% Chef Don Bergeron knows gourmet food, and Bergeron’s Catering is the only way to go for your event. If it were up to us, we would eat their Crawfish Cheesecake everyday of our lives. Yes, you...

Meat Market/Butcher

Iverstine Farms Butcher 26% Ever since Iverstine Farms Butcher shop opened, it’s been the hottest topic in the Baton Rouge food world. With locally raised, farm to shop meats you know its fresh and good for you. Don’t...

Place to Buy Produce

Southside Produce Market 33% There’s something about the produce market that makes us want to eat more greens. The fresh crunch of an apple, or a sweet and juicy peach will make stopping by Southside Produce worth your...

Women’s Boutique

Frock Candy 28% Dresses, shoes, and jewelry, oh my! Frock Candy has everything you need to make the perfect outfit. With styles for every personality, you’re sure to find something here you’ll love. Multiple Locations |...

Student Apartment Complex

The Woodlands of Baton Rouge 28% Why graduate when you can just stay here for the rest of our lives? Affordable floor plans at the Woodlands give students the best off-campus experience. They have a zero-entry pool and...

Men’s Clothing Store

J. Crew 24% Whether you’re dressing for a first date, a job interview, or just need some new threads J. Crew has the greatest, top of the line, men’s clothing in Baton Rouge. 10155 Perkins Rd, Space 130 | jcrew.com 2...

Conventional Apartment Complex

The District Apartments 26% Enjoy sophisticated apartments with comfort and style at The District. With unique floor plans, and even the option for studio suites, The District offer a coinvent location for luxury living...

Place To Buy LSU Gear

Tiger Mania 44% Can we get a Geaux Tigers?! Obviously you need a place to get your football gear to cheer on our home tigers, where else would you go besides Tiger Mania? Don’t forget to grab a foam finger. Multiple...

Massage

Bumble Lane 49% We’ve got three words for you – treat yo’ self. You deserve to be pampered, and Bumble Lane thinks so too. From head to toe, they have the greatest treatments to make you feel like royalty...

Salon & Spa

Bumble Lane 30% We’ve got three words for you – treat yo’ self. You deserve to be pampered, and Bumble Lane thinks so too. From head to toe, they have the greatest treatments to make you feel like royalty...

Place To Buy Seafood

Tony’s Seafood   63% Seafood season is upon us and we are all looking for the greatest place to get our fill. Tony’s Seafood has everything you need from the seafood itself to pots, seasonings, burners, and so much more...

Tattoo Shop

Black Torch Tattoo 34% There’s no question about where to get inked for our readers. Black Torch Tattoo takes home the award for greatest shop, and their work speaks for itself. Now we’re just wondering if a BRAG tattoo...

Local Florist

 Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts Plantscaping 51% If you can say it, say it with flowers. Since 1955, Billy Heroman’s has beautified Baton Rouge with their amazing floral arrangements for every occasion. There’s no...

Fitness Studio

Yoglates II 23% When you’re looking to work up a sweat, the only place to go is Yoglates. You’ll work muscles you never even knew you had, and your body will thank you. 3753 Perkins Rd, Suite A | yoglates2...

Hotel for Out-of-Towners

Watermark Baton Rouge 26% If you don’t have room (or the want) to host your friends or family when they come to town, you can make them feel at home with a reservation at the Watermark. With their elegant rooms and...

Local Grocery Store

Rouse’s Supermarket 35% Three Baton Rouge locations and endless deli, bakery, and fresh produce selections put the super in Rouse’s Supermarket. Taking home the gold for both local grocery store and craft...

Gym

YMCA 25% Put your hands above your head and spell it out! Y.M.C.A. has been a gym we can always count on and now there’s proof they are the greatest in Baton Rouge. Multiple Locations | ymcabatonrouge.org 2. Planet...

Vape/Cigar Shop

Churchill’s Wine & Cigars 45% The staff at Churchill’s knows how to pick the perfect cigar for whatever you’re celebrating, even if it’s just for the hell of it. The have wine parings galore, along with a full menu...

Jewelry Store

Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry 39% For over 35 years, Lee Michael’s has offered the finest jewelry to Baton Rouge. If you need a watch, a birthday necklace, or you’re picking out a ring for that special someone, look no...

Liquor Selection

Calandro’s Supermarket 44% Their impressive selection of wine and liquor set Calandro’s apart from other groceries in the city. This family business ensures the expertise necessary for the best spirits in town...

Craft Beer Selection

Rouses Supermarket 37% Three Baton Rouge locations and endless deli, bakery, and fresh produce selections put the super in Rouse’s Supermarket. Taking home the gold for both local grocery store and craft beer...

Best Entertainment

Classic Cocktail Bar

Olive or Twist  28% Service with a smile (and a strong cocktail) can’t be beat, and the crew at Olive or Twist doesn’t disappoint. 7248 Perkins Rd. | oliveortwistbr.com 2. Bin 77 Bistro & Wine 14% 3. The Radio...

Overall Bar

The Bulldog 22% Enjoy a beer with man’s best friend at Baton Rouge’s greatest Overall Bar. Weekly specials, 81 beers on tap, and the patio tap fountain make it easy to see why The Bulldog took home the gold...

Drinking Patio

The Bulldog  24% Enjoy a beer with man’s best friend at Baton Rouge’s greatest Overall Bar. Weekly specials, 81 beers on tap, and the patio tap fountain make it easy to see why The Bulldog took home the gold...

New Bar

Caneland  32% Cane Land might be new, but it’s no rookie. Enjoy a drink in the tasting room, and learn about the spirits the distilling company sells at grocery stores across the state. 760 St. Phillip St...

Regional Brewery

Tin Roof Brewing Company  33% Yoga on Tap and a daily happy hour make the largest craft brewery in the city the greatest one too. Join Tin Roof for a pint or a flight and meet the gang behind the beer. 1627 Wyoming St...

Wine Bar

Bin 77 Bistro & Wine 47% You want some cheese with that wine? Enjoy a heavy pour and savor the flavor at Bin 77 Bistro & Wine Bar. 10111 Perkins Rowe | bin77.com 2. Blend Wine Bar 25% 3. Fleming’s Prime...

Tigerland Bar

Fred’s Bar & Grill 50% With drink specials that are hard to pass up and a staff that’s impossible to beat, the oldest bar in Tigerland is still the greatest. Fred’s screwdrivers with house squeezed...

Music Venue

The Varsity Theatre 56% Get your tickets ready, you know the Varsity has booked only the best. With great shows almost every night of the week, it’s no surprise they took home the gold. 3353 Highland Rd |...

Bartending Crew

Olive or Twist 28% Service with a smile (and a strong cocktail) can’t be beat, and the crew at Olive or Twist doesn’t disappoint.  7248 Perkins Rd. | oliveortwistbr.com 2. The Bulldog 25% 3. The Radio Bar 18%...

Dive Bar

Duvic’s Martini Bar 36% Swing by your neighborhood overpass bar for everybody’s favorite martinis. Duvic’s boasts a wide menu filled with dishes with locally-sourced ingredients. Have a drink or two and stay...

Daiquiri

New Orleans Original Daiquiris 27% Beat the Louisiana heat with a frozen, alcoholic treat. New Orleans Original Daiquiri gets the summer party started with endless flavors, including their world famous 190 Octane...

Local Band

Parish County Line 24% Catch them headlining at Happy’s, opening at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, and jamming at every bar in between. Local band Parish County Line is taking off, and they won’t be a...

Sports Bar

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar 41% Walk On’s is the perfect place to cheer on your teams, enjoy a drink, or split a plate of cheese fries (or finish them yourself—no judgement here). Cheers to another year as Baton...

Pickup Bar

The Bulldog  26% Enjoy a beer with man’s best friend at Baton Rouge’s greatest Overall Bar. Weekly specials, 81 beers on tap, and the patio tap fountain make it easy to see why The Bulldog took home the gold...

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