Father’s Day Steak & Stogie Dinner

The perfect treat for Father's Day, your favorite guy's birthday, or any hard-working, steak-loving, cigar-smoking man in your life, Alexander's announces its first annual guys night out.

Last Pop-Up Market of Spring

Alexander's will hold the last pop-up farmers market of the spring season Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 10-2. JD Farms of Poplarville, Miss., will be our featured farmer with fresh ...

Chemist turned culinary businessman serves up local gelato

City Gelato founder Mario Lozanov seems to have been destined for Louisiana. When the native Bulgarian decided to pursue a doctorate degree in organic chemistry, his first offer was to ...

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Watermelon Avocado Mint Salad

Nothing is fresher -- and tastier -- than a mix of five ...

Jay D’s Barbecue Meatloaf

You don't hear the word "meatloaf" much in foodie circles these days, ...

Peach-Basil Iced Tea

Iced tea is such a staple here that Dolly Parton's Steel Magnolias ...

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Crafting Beer in the Capital City

Tin roofs are rustic and real, emblematic of red barns, rural farmlands, and a relaxed way of life. They remind Tin Roof Brewing Co. founders Charles Caldwell, 32, and William McGehee, 34, of Natchez, the river town they grew up in, as well as Baton Rouge, the river town they now call home.

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Free whole grains demo & recipes

Join Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice Co., food photographer and blogger, for a free cooking demo and sampling of whole grain recipes in our cafe, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 11:30. Register by calling 225.615.7800 or filling out the form below.

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Sample simpler times with Swamp Pop Sodas

In a year when quinoa became a household word and everything edible was suddenly gluten-free, Lafayette cousins John Peterson and Collin Cormier launched a line of sodas flavored with Louisiana sugar cane. Four flavors of Swamp Pop, named for Louisiana’s unique genre of music made up of R&B, country, and Cajun music, hit local store shelves in 2013. Today, six flavors are sold year-round not only in local markets like Alexander’s in Baton Rouge and Murray’s Superette in St. Amant, but in Cost Plus World Market as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide.

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Three Generations of Ruth’s Hummus

When the Thomas sisters were growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, hummus was a dish their Baton Rouge friends and neighbors knew little about. Still, the girls brought their mother’s homemade dip to every crawfish boil, fish fry, and Cajun gathering they attended. Soon everyone was requesting Ruth’s hummus, made from scratch scratch following a recipe that Ruth Deumite Thomas’ Lebanese parents brought along when they immigrated to Louisiana in the early 1900s.

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100-Mile Wine Dinner with Franciscan Estate

Tickets for our May wine dinner make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Featuring Franciscan Estate, one of Napa Valley’s most venerable wineries, and a meal prepared using ingredients sourced locally, our 100-Mile Wine Dinner will be a treat for Mom or anyone who appreciates an evening of fine dining.

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