Live Capitalized: Caps off to you, graduates!

College and high school students from all over the region are gearing up for one of their biggest moments yet – graduation. With only one short week left until May, time is running low to plan a blowout graduation celebration. Have no fear though, we have plenty of fun suggestions to help plan your favorite grad’s big day: 

  • Want to go all out? Make a reservation at The Gregory to enjoy top of the line cuisine and fancy drinks to boot.  
  • If you’re worried about the graduation crowd at the restaurants in the city, go off the beaten path for some of the best celebratory food in Louisiana. Roberto’s is the hidden gem of St. Gabriel, and it’s well worth the trip. 
  • Looking for the perfect restaurant that also boasts insta-worthy pic opportunities? Enjoy an array of sushi with a rooftop view at Tsunami. 

Flavor of the Week: National Treasure in Baton Rouge 

A real national treasure sits right here in Baton Rouge: Bellue’s Fine Cajun Cuisine. Chances are you won’t find Nicholas Cage hunting down lost American artifacts here, but you will find Cajun cuisine so delectable you’ll want to crack the secret code to such good food! 

Well, we’ve learned a thing or two from Mr. Cage, and found that Bellue’s hand-crafted pressure cooker is the key. The cooker can hold anywhere from 800 to 1,000 pounds of green beans with tasso and potatoes! After more than 50 years slinging out plates of food to Baton Rouge residents, Bellue’s has perfected the art of big batch cooking. And, national food writers are taking notice! Read all about this local gem in Food & Wine. 

Stop by and order dishes from rice dressing with smoked rabbit sausage to pecan smoked boudin. This is one national treasure you won’t need a map to visit. 

Be sure to snap a picture of your feast and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Account Executive 

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc is seeking an Account Executive to identify new prospects and make connections with potential clients. The Account Executive is responsible for implementing strategies to grow revenue while also creating valuable relationships with the local business community. Duties include making sales calls, maintaining accounts, developing new accounts, providing rates to clients, and developing advertising schedules. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising or mass communication is required with a minimum of one year of experience in sales preferred. To apply, visit the online portal 

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email 

My Baton Rouge: Clash of the Cooks 

It’s time for a jambalaya showdown! On April 27, head to Clash of the Cooks at the Ochsner High Grove Campus to dine on Baton Rouge’s best jambalaya and raise money for local families battling cancer.  

You can grab tickets to enjoy “Bites,” tastings of jambalaya, or a combination of “Bites & Brews,” which will get you tastings of jambalaya and five beer tickets. Can’t attend but still want to donate? There’s an option for that, too! 

If you think you’ve got the skills to compete in Clash of the Cooks you can form your team today. Doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a first-time jambalaya chef, all teams are welcome. If cooking isn’t your thing there are still ways to help by signing up to volunteer.  

Eating good while supporting a worthy cause, that’s my Baton Rouge. 

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email 

Out on the Town

  • Wine on the River Baton Rouge 2019, April 27, enjoy sips of wine while overlooking the mighty Mississippi River and raising money for OLOL Children’s Hospital 
  • Louisiana Earth Day, Inc, April 28, celebrate Earth Day and make the pledge to keep Louisiana beautiful at this educational and fun-filled event 
  • Children’s Garden Festival, May 4, craft a bird feeding station with the kiddos at this fun festival at the LSU Botanical Gardens 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page. 

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