No plans for Labor Day weekend? How about a staycation? We’ve got the perfect lineup of activities to enjoy a vacation right here in Baton Rouge.
- Musuem Day – Take a stroll through downtown Baton Rouge and stop at the local museums. Pit stops should include: the USS Kidd, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, the Capitol Park Museum, and the LSU Museum of Art. And only a short drive away is the Knock Knock Children’s Museum, which is a must if you are bringing the kids.
- Food tour – Are you really on a vacation if you don’t gorge on delicious meals? Baton Rouge is the undercover culinary capital of Louisiana, so indulge yourself. We suggest checking out 225 Magazine’s ‘Best of 225’ to see what other Baton Rougeans deem as the must tries in town.
- Nature trail – Get up close and personal to the Baton Rouge wilderness by taking a bike ride through the many nature trails offered around the area. BREC offers various trails, including concrete and primitive options, so you can pick the best path for you! Need a bike? Rent one from the LSU UREC.
- Mini Road Trip – Want a little more than a day in BR? Condé Nast Traveler planned out the perfect five-day road trip from New Orleans to Houston with a two-day stop in Baton Rouge. Take the whole trip or pick out your favorite Baton Rouge parts to explore.
Flavor of the Week: Unexpected Food Concoctions
We are always looking to try something new, and Baton Rouge chefs are keeping our taste buds satisfied with imaginative and crazy food concoctions. Check out a few of our favorite food combos:
- Light House Coffee’s Cereal Milk Latte – Light House Coffee combines two morning favorites, coffee and cereal, into a tasty drink. A different cereal inspires the drink each month. And what’s in the lineup for August? The Reese’s Puff’s latte. YUM.
- Curbside’s “The Abe Froman” – While Curbside offers MANY odd and delicious food combinations, one of our current favorites is the Abe Froman, which is a spicy breakfast sausage biscuit loaded down with tater tots, cheese, and a sunny side up egg.
- Lit’s Pizza of the Month – When Lit Pizza creates a pizza of the month, they often turn to local chefs. This month, Lit and Elsie’s Plate & Pie partnered to create a pizza complete with Elsie’s smoked chicken, pimento cheese, and pepper jelly glaze.
- The Overpass Merchant’s Ice Cream Sandwich – Not as crazy as a few of the other options above, but just as good, Overpass Merchant whips up a mean ice cream sandwich using CounterspaceBR cookies. This local collaboration makes for one tasty dessert.
What’s your favorite Baton Rouge food concoction? Tag pictures of your favorites with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog.
Workin’ It: Controller
PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. is seeking a controller to join its team. The controller oversees the accounting department and is responsible for the company’s financial statements, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial compliance, and accounting controls and records.
The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, prior experience as a controller and managing other accounting employees, and the ability to analyze, organize, and summarize financial information. For more information on the job, visit PreSonus Audio’s careers page.
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 the talent development program or to advertise an open position, email email@example.com.
My Baton Rouge: Boo Milton & Friends All-Star Dodgeball Tournament
Join Boo Milton & Friends for the dodgeball event of the year at the Baton Rouge Community College Gym. You won’t catch Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller at this tournament, but you will find local celebs like Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Police Chief Murphy Paul battling it out for a donation of $1,000 to the charity of their choice.
Local radio personality Boo Milton organized the event to bring awareness to the community’s nonprofits, promote physical activity, and create an environment for community bonding. The free tournament is open to the public, so grab your friends and head to the gym on August 19 to see who will take home the title of dodgeball champ.
Fun and games for a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out on the Town
- Food Truck Round Up at the Rowe, August 17, grab a bite to eat from a variety of food trucks at this Perkins Rowe event
- Taste of Tiger Tailgating, August 18, kick off football season in Gonzales at this food event any tailgater would be proud to be part of
- Movies & Music on the Lawn – Kids’ Night, August 25, watch Pixar short films accompanied with a never-before heard musical score prepared by a local band at the Baton Rouge Gallery
- Barre & Brews, August 25, enjoy a free barre class then enjoy a few brews by Tin Roof Brewing Co.
For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.