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Abita Brewing Company was founded in Abita Springs, La. in 1986 and is the original and largest craft brewery in the Southeast. The company produces seven flagship brews year-round: Abita Amber, Golden, Light, Turbodog®,Purple Haze®, Jockamo I.P.A.® and Restoration Pale Ale®. Abita also offers five seasonal beers, three Harvest brews, three Big Beers and a draft-only series of Select beers.
For over 100 years, Acme has been satisfying the hungriest of people all over the world! It’s quality you can taste in the fresh, hand-shucked Louisiana oysters. Whether served ice cold on the half shell, chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter or fried to golden perfection, Acme oysters are some of the best you’ll ever have. And it’s not just the oysters, we’re serving all of the New Orleans classics like red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more, all seasoned to perfection and served with a smile. So pull up a chair, take in the history and soak up the flavor.
BAYOU VEGAN CAFE
Bayou Vegan Cafe sets the standard for unbelievably tasty yet healthy vegan food in Louisiana. No french fries here. We bring you a unique culinary experience, combined with the satisfaction of knowing your purchase supports a greener, cruelty-free world! Try our southern-inspired cuisine at one of our pop-up events, next fundraiser or festival near you!
Beausoleil (bō-sə-ˈlā) Restaurant and Bar features contemporary Louisiana cuisine in a casual neighborhood bistro environment.
THE BIG SQUEEZY
The Big Squeezy was born out of our passion for sharing the wonderful benefits of juicing with others. Not all juices are created equal. It is a well established fact that only Cold Pressed Juice keeps the all important enzymes intact. Without boring you with all the science behind this, trust us when we say IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ENZYMES! And oh yea, did we mention they also taste absolutely delicious? Experience yourself what the buzz is all about!
We live in a junk food culture, and it is more important than ever to bring awareness to what we are putting into our bodies. With all the tempting food options out there, we know it can be hard to make the right dietary choices. The Big Squeezy makes it easy for you; if it’s not good for you, it’s not on the menu!
Baton Rouge’s newest hotspot, Blend, is the brainchild of business partners Sean Malone and Andy Blouin, as well as Mike Labat. At Blend, we want to create an atmosphere that blends exceptional wines, exquisite tastes and freshly-mixed specialty cocktails, with great company. Our eclectic architectural designs of wooden beams and exposed brick with modern touches creates an atmosphere that is perfect for an evening out, finishing a business meeting, or a celebratory event. We hope you will try one of the bottled boutique wines paired with one of Chef Scott Love’s featured menu items, or perhaps just dessert and a cocktail. Whatever you choose, we are certain that our stellar service and fantastic atmosphere will keep you wanting more.
Boudreaux & Thibodeaux are the two most beloved mythical and humorous characters in South Louisiana. Overlooking Third Street in historic downtown Baton Rouge, the Balcony Bar transports you to the party atmosphere of the French Quarter with its Spanish architecture and open-air seating. Downstairs, the Nightclub Bar resembles a typical Cajun fishing camp. B&T LIVE! is where Louisiana parties, cher! B&T is a Non-Smoking Venue.
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s Voted:
Top Ten music venues in Baton Rouge 2010
CAPITOL CITY PRODUCE
For more than 65 years, Capitol City Produce has been providing the freshest, highest quality produce to the Gulf Coast region. As a family-owned business, we have dedicated our lives to delivering the finest produce, latest technology and unsurpassed customer service to every client. For superior products and absolute customer satisfaction – trust the experienced team at Capitol City Produce.
Cajun Country Rice is a true product of Louisiana. Our rice is grown on Louisiana soil, by Louisiana farmers and milled and packaged at the historic Falcon Rice Mill in Crowley, Louisiana. Cajun Country Rice is a Louisiana original- and the only rice to use for authentic Cajun dishes and southern soul food because at Cajun Country we make good food great.
CAPITAL CITY GRILL
Located in the Shaw Center next to beautiful Lafayette Park, Capital City Grill Downtown offers casual upscale dining.
Mississippi outlawed alcohol in 1907 and, in 1966, became the last state to repeal prohibition. Fast forward 104 years and two fine gents, Austin Evans and Richard Patrick, fired up the state’s first legal still. Along with a passion for fine spirits, these gents have a thirst for Mississippi’s live music, folk art and writings. When the boys aren’t making hooch, you might spot ‘em at a juke joint, soaking up inspiration for their next batch of goodness from Cathead.
CURRY N KABOB, INC.
CNK’s passion is to serve buffets (lunch & dinner), as well as all entrée with fresh quality raw products, healthy (MSG & gluten free, avoid pre-packaged & preservatives), and freshly prepared per our guest request of spice level with all natural spices blend for taste. CNK is Vegan (we prepare vegan entrées in coconut oil / milk), friendly too. Pakistani and Indian Cuisine is CNK’s specialty.
Community Coffee Company has sold premium quality coffee since Henry Norman “Cap” Saurage began serving coffee out of his country store in 1919. Cap named his coffee “Community” in honor of his community of friends. Today, the company has grown to become the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America. Community® coffee can be found in grocery and convenience stores, offices, hotels, and many of the best restaurants throughout the Southeast, and is available worldwide through CommunityCoffee.com.
Welcome to Doe’s Eat Place Baton Rouge — home to some of the best steaks in Baton Rouge.
Our filets, porterhouses, t-bones, and ribeyes are aged a minimum of 21 days and hand-cut
daily. Our world-famous hot tamales were recently featured on Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt and in Southern Living magazine.
Come join us for great food in a casual down-home atmosphere. See ya soon!
Welcome to FRESHJUNKIE, a world where healthy food and incredibly fast friendly service combine in concert for a food experience unlike any other. Our VISION is pure: World domination, one salad at a time. That is if world domination means serving the freshest ingredients in popping flavor combinations, with a cool atmosphere, by our FRESH-ARMY.
Fresh Kitchen offers a convenient approach to better nutrition by offering healthy, chef-prepared meals that are ready to eat whenever and wherever you are. Our focus every day is on creating a diverse selection of foods that not only taste great, but also are good for you. Whether you’re goal is to lose weight, fuel a healthier lifestyle, or to just take a night off from cooking, our goal is to help you achieve it, all while broadening your nutritional horizon.
Located at the corner of Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road in the vibrant Acadian Village neighborhood, Galatoire’s Bistro is celebrated by its loyal patrons for an unrivaled dining experience and serving the finest French Louisiana cuisine Baton Rouge offers. Whether visiting for the largest of celebrations, most intimate occasion or a comfortable meal with family and friends, guests can look forward to all of the traditions – old and new – that make Galatoire’s Bistro the ultimate dining experience in Baton Rouge.
Freaky fast! Freaky good!™ Jimmy John’s works freaky fast to save Americans time. This year, Jimmy John’s will save their customers over 8 million hours! And Jimmy John’s is freaky good, too. They use real, tasty ingredients prepared fresh every day. The bread is always served freshly baked, and quality meats and local veggies are sliced in-house daily.
Every year, millions of people visit Louisiana to get a glimpse into its rich heritage, enjoy the diversity of its culture, and taste some of the finest cuisine known to man. At Louisiana Fish Fry, spreading Cajun cooking throughout the kitchens of America is a challenge we take very seriously. In fact, next to testing our own Cajun and Creole cuisine products, it’s what we live for. After all, why should Louisianians be the only people who eat well?
LOVE AT PHIRST BITE
What’s Living Inside of You?
“In order to function and live on the highest frequency, we must commit to a well-balanced and high vibration “plant-strong” diet. Because our food is our medicine, pHirst Bite promotes a holistic approach to a healthier and happier life through the power of plants. Love At pHirst Bite is an advocate for community service and believes that “human compassion” is what we need more of.”
We Are Love At pHirst Bite – Because life is about creating a perfect balance.
Meagan Simone is the CEO and Founder of Love At pHirst Bite LLC. Corie Godchaux serves as Business Partner and Pastry Culinary Artist (Chef).
“We prefer to be called Culinary Artists as opposed to Chefs… Plant Based Culinary Artists…. It’s true to who we are, and we love food the same way that we love art and community.”
L’AUBERGE CASINO HOTEL
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a premier southern Louisiana destination property offering a fully integrated casino entertainment experience. It is designed to capture the feel of a Southern river lodge and will embrace Louisiana’s rich cultural history, food, music and ‘laissez les bon temps rouler’ way of life.
Welcome to Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant. We’re here when you’re ready for a shot of the west coast surf vibe that made Baja and Southern California famous. We specialize in fun of all types, and stay relaxed, casual and friendly to the wee hours. Come embrace the food, drinks, sounds, and sport found on the sandy fringes of civilization. Warm lighting, interesting nostalgia, great tunes, and a highly motivated energetic staff all help to create the exciting and fun atmosphere. Adjust your attitude with a frosty specialty of the house and a plate of our famous surfer inspired cuisine. Veer from the beaten path, forget your routine, and let Lucy show you some Love. Bring your kids. Bring your dog. We’re easy.
Local community based cafe serving foods crafted from seasonal ingredients bought from local farmers, local dairies, and bread artisans. They seek organic ingredients first, but when not available use only all-natural ingredients, all the time. The coffee is of the Italian espresso tradition while combining new progressive “slow Bar” single cup brewing methods that are very popular in Portland and Seattle.
Third generation restaurateur serving Mexy cuisine with a Louisiana flair. Proud to serve Baton Rouge for almost fifteen years as the premier Mexican restaurant with influences of my “Mestizo” heritage of Mexican and Cajun-French. OPEN seven days a week with daily specials and Happy Hour specials everyday. Great ambiance for the perfect date night. Full service Catering options available.
We first opened Ralph & Kacoo’s in 1969 on a marshy bend of the old Mississippi called False River. It instantly became a popular place for locals as well as visitors to the area’s busy fishing camps. The fame spread with the speed of an alligator snapping its jaws shut. Ralph & Kacoo’s seafood restaurants soon dotted the landscape across the Southeastern United States.
Traditionally restaurants fall into flavor categories that group common dishes and seasonings. Restaurant IPO was born out of breaking this tradition by aligning unique worldwide cuisine infused with a South Louisiana flare. Proprietors Eric Macicek and Brandt Broussard share a passion for products that progress well beyond incredible cuisine and into an exceptional beverage selection, hospitality-driven service, and a fresh atmosphere. Whether it be a business lunch, an evening out with friends or a date night, the fusion flare, extensive wine selection, craft brews and muddled cocktails will surely please all of your senses.
ROOM FOR DESSERT
As one of the leading patisserie providers of organic desserts in the Baton Rouge area, we take pride in offering the highest quality ingredients in our freshly baked products. RFD’s dream is to become one of the leading provider of pastries and desserts that are sugar free, gluten free and dairy free, so that you can eat, enjoy and be free.
THE ROUX HOUSE
This 3,000-plus-square-foot space offers the essence of South Louisiana. The first floor restaurant serves home-cooked Creole favorites such as gumbos, etouffee and po-boys in a casual, pay at the counter atmosphere, and transforms into a lively piano bar in the evening. The upstairs martini lounge is like no other in town and offers over 25 martini flavors to choose from. Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge.
What do you get when you combine the talents of a former LSU lineman and a New Orleans- born Italian chef? You get the energy, passion, and creativity that has produced Baton Rouge’s only Italian-Creole fusion restaurant.
Passion. It’s the word that sums up the story of Ruffino’s Restaurant. You’ll see our passion as you enjoy your meal, your cocktail, or your wine. You’ll see it in our servers. You’ll see it running through Peter and Ruffin. Passion for the best local ingredients – you’ll find Peter making trips to New Orleans to purchase creole tomatoes from Mr. Gallo who has been selling creoles to Peter’s family for three generations. You’ll see it in their Louisiana Seafood and ingredients from the local farmer’s market.
Sanderson Farms is one of the nation’s leading producers of 100% Natural Chicken. That means our chicken is free of things like carrageenan, broth, salt and other additives that other companies use to pump up their chicken. Our chicken is sold in 38 states and is always fresh. Though we’ve grown in size, we still adhere to the same hometown values—honesty, integrity, innovation—that have been with us since our founding in 1947.
Seeker of good vibes. Lover of great pizza. Here’s some of the adventures of the SchlittzLife, Enjoy the ride!!
Spotter’s provide a health-concious mix of food while promoting healthy eating and nutrition. Offering sandwiches,wraps,smoothies,and supplements. We have 4 locations in Louisiana downtown Baton Rouge, Addis,Denham Springs and Hammond.
Welcome to Sullivan’’s in Baton Rouge where you’ll find yourself surrounded by friends and neighbors looking to cut loose at a Baton Rouge steakhouse unlike any other. Located in the Mid City South area, near Interstate 10 on Corporate Boulevard, you can come in to untie, unwind and uncork with our unbelievable food, signature cocktails and swinging atmosphere at Sullivan’s.
Tallulah Crafted Food and Wine Bar, which shares its name with the small Louisiana town of Tallulah, offers a captivating environment and cuisine that will engage your senses and arouse your curiosity. Well-known Executive Chef Andy Papson serves notable, indigenous cuisine from around Louisiana, while featuring house-crafted menu items that interpret local flavors in fresh and unique ways.
The casual upscale restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and includes a wine bar, offering guests an extensive selection of fine wines by the glass.
It all started in the 50s… Would you believe we started out as a small chain of convenience stores? It’s true. Way back in 1958. We were called Pronto Markets. In ‘67, our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name (yes, to Trader Joe’s) and the way we do business.
We buy direct from suppliers whenever possible, we bargain hard to get the best price, and then pass the savings on to you.
If an item doesn’t pull its weight in our stores, it goes away to gangway for something else.
We buy in volume and contract early to get the best prices.
Most grocers charge their suppliers fees for putting an item on the shelf. This results in higher prices… so we don’t do it.
We keep our costs low — because every penny we save is a penny you save.
It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value
River Parish Foods, LLC is a company with a history rich in food, flavor and quality. The company is owned and operated by the Sheets family from Gonzales, Louisiana. The Sheets family have been involved with quality food production for over four generations. Our company is home to two quality brands: Veron and Martin’s Smoked Sausage and Andouille. We offer over a 100 years of business between Veron and Martin’s smoked sausage to bring quality products to your home and families.