| Food and Drink Board|| New upscale whiskey bar coming to Baton Rouge - timbo on 11/30/13 at 11:54 am|
A good friend of mine and his fiancée are opening the Lock and Key, a whiskey and wine bar, at College and Corporate, where Glen's was. They should be in business by mid-December. We got a sneak peek last night and it was real nice.
| Food and Drink Board|| Texas beer haul - timbo on 11/11/13 at 11:44 am|
Here's a pix of the beers I purchased during a week-long trip to Austin and Houston. We also visited Jester King and Karbach.
Here's a pix of the aging room at Jester King
| Tiger Rant|| Where's the best place in Houston to watch LSU-Alabama? - timbo on 10/13/13 at 1:55 pm|
We'll be in Houston the day of the game. Where would be a good place to watch it? We'll probably stay downtown, but I have no problem with a short cab ride. I was thinking maybe The Hay Merchant?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Old Rail Brewing Company - timbo on 9/23/13 at 11:23 am|
The Missus and I took a trip to Old Rail Brewing Company Sunday afternoon to eat, drink and watch the Saints.
The beer is excellent. We each had flights of beer. I really liked the Cow Catcher Milk Stout and the Echo Sierra Bravo ESB. I thought the stout was one of the best beers I have had in a wh...
| Food and Drink Board|| Tin Roof is expanding - timbo on 8/2/13 at 3:58 pm|
From The Advocate
Tin Roof Brewing Co. has purchased an 0.89-acre piece of property at the intersection of Oklahoma Street and River Road that could serve as the eventual new home for Baton Rouge’s only craft brewery.
| Food and Drink Board|| Dishes that go with Sazeracs? - timbo on 7/24/13 at 12:24 pm|
We're thinking about throwing a little dinner party for some friends in the next few weeks. We were going to serve Sazeracs beforehand. (We have a new cat we named Sazerac) What are some dishes that would go with the cocktail? My wife read something that said jambalaya would work.....
| Movie/TV Board|| Bar Rescue 7/14 - timbo on 7/14/13 at 9:12 pm|
Anyone watching this? The bar was filling up bottles of call brand booze with well brands. That's straight raggedly. I would never go back to a place that did that. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Lazy Magnolia Backwoods Belgian - timbo on 7/11/13 at 3:43 pm|
Had it last weekend when I did the brewery tour. It was real good. I picked up a 4 pack in Waveland on my way out of Mississippi and my wife drank three bottles. Anyone seen this in Baton Rouge? I tried the finder on their website but nothing was showing up.
| Food and Drink Board|| Beer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast - timbo on 7/2/13 at 5:00 pm|
The Missus and I are going to the Mississippi Gulf Coast this weekend. I lived in Biloxi for a few years in the early 2000s, but have only been back a few times since Katrina. Where are good places to eat, drink beer and buy beer? We'll drop by Mary Mahoney's, the Irish Coast Pub and Lazy ...
| Movie/TV Board|| It's official: Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who - timbo on 6/1/13 at 6:12 pm|
I'm a little surprised. They just announced a couple of weeks ago he would be in the next season.
| More Sports Board|| Sources: ESPN laying off hundreds - timbo on 5/21/13 at 12:08 pm|
Too bad they're all technology guys. I would cry tears of joy if Chris Berman or Lou Holtz got shitcanned. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Making a Spec's run. What should I look for - timbo on 5/20/13 at 11:08 am|
The Missus and I are going to Houston for Memorial Day weekend. We're going to tour the St. Arnold Brewery, eat good Mexican food, visit some museums, go to IKEA and hit Spec's.
Any recommendations on what I should look for beer wise? I planned on picking up some Dales Pale Ale, some vari...
| Movie/TV Board|| 'Weird Science' remake in the works - timbo on 4/18/13 at 2:51 pm|
Megan Fox, Kate Upton or Kelly Brook will play Lisa, mark my words.
| Food and Drink Board|| Where can I find a whole turkey breast in BR? - timbo on 3/24/13 at 6:35 pm|
I wanna smoke a turkey breast for Easter. I went to Whole Foods and they were expensive - like $40 for a breast. Went to Albertson's and no luck. Does any place have turkey breasts? Or should I just be prepared to pay up?
| Food and Drink Board|| Randazzo's Italian Market in Denham - timbo on 3/2/13 at 3:55 pm|
We went there for lunch today. I had never heard of the place, but it was really good. We split a ravioli special with Italian ham and an Emilio sandwich. Had a tiramisu for dessert. It's worth a visit if you are out there....
| Food and Drink Board|| Garfish balls? - timbo on 2/15/13 at 11:30 am|
When I was a kid, garfish balls with rice and gravy were a Lenten staple in the school cafeteria and in plate lunches. Is there anywhere around Baton Rouge that sells garfish balls in a plate lunch?
There's a little grocery store in Morganza that sells raw garfish balls. I tried cooking them once...
| Food and Drink Board|| Rouses has deal for first B.R. location - timbo on 2/6/13 at 5:20 pm|
Rouses Market has a purchase agreement with Long Farm developer Russell Mosely for five acres in the mixed-use development and is planning to open a 55,000-square-foot supermarket fronting Airline Highway in 2014.
Mosely said Rouses will be the anchor for the 35-acre retail portion of the dev...
| Food and Drink Board|| Worst bar in Baton Rouge? - timbo on 1/6/13 at 2:31 pm|
Off the New Orleans thread...
My vote goes to Ivar's. Triple A and The Station suck too....
| Food and Drink Board|| Hog backstrap recipe ideas? - timbo on 12/26/12 at 4:17 pm|
Got a couple of hog backstraps from the in-laws on Christmas Day. Look like they both weigh a pound or so.
Any suggestions what to do with them? I tried Googling "hog backstrap recipes" and the results were a little grim -- such Food Board favorites as marinating in Italian dressing or stuffing ...
| Food and Drink Board|| What to do with this - timbo on 12/24/12 at 11:35 pm|
My wife bought me a growler of Stone 12.12.12 for Christmas. It's just over 3 quarts and as tall as a small child. When should I crack in to it? Too bad LSU isn't going to a marquee bowl and the Saints didn't make the playoffs. Lord, I may just invite a buddy over one weekend when she works and do s...
| Food and Drink Board|| What is the best sports bar you have been to? - timbo on 11/29/12 at 6:43 pm|
I'm trapped at the office and got to thinking, based on a thread about Walk-On's. What is the best sports bar you have been to?
I gotta go with the late, lamented Village Sports Pub in Biloxi, Miss. Hurricane Katrina knocked the place out, although it looks like they tried unsuccessfully to reope...
| Food and Drink Board|| Red Star closing down - timbo on 9/6/12 at 4:05 pm|
Sad news. Any bar that doesn't have a TV set and has T-Rex and Guns N' Roses in the jukebox is a good one in my book.
Red Star, the scarlet-hued Laurel Street bar that opened shortly after downtown began its current resurgence, will cease operation under the stewardship of Frank McMains on Sept. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| L'Auberge Baton Rouge sports bar - timbo on 9/4/12 at 10:21 am|
The Missus and I went over to L'Auberge Baton Rouge yesterday to check out the new casino. It is a very nice place, up there with the nicest places on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and miles ahead of the casinos in Baton Rouge. They must have an amazing air filtration system, because for a while I thou...
| Food and Drink Board|| Velvet Cactus coming to B.R. - timbo on 8/7/12 at 3:47 pm|
From this afternoo's Baton Rouge Business Report
Two New Orleans developers have signed a purchase agreement for $900,000 to buy the vacant building on Old Hammond Highway that formerly housed the renowned Chalet Brandt gourmet restaurant and was more recently the site of Mandina's and, later, An...
| Food and Drink Board|| Any idea where I can get Scotch bonnet peppers in BR? - timbo on 6/15/12 at 6:04 pm|
Making Jamaican goat curry over the weekend. I already tried Whole Foods, all they have is habaneros (there's a difference).
| Food and Drink Board|| The Catarie to replace The Caterie - timbo on 5/31/12 at 4:04 pm|
From today's Baton Rouge Business Report
A restaurant and live music venue called The Catarie has signed a letter of intent to fill about 3,000 square feet of a new retail and office development under construction at the intersection of South Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. The Catarie plans t...
| Food and Drink Board|| Places to buy beer in Jackson, Miss. - timbo on 5/23/12 at 4:56 pm|
I'm going to Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend to hang with the future in-laws. We may go over to Jackson for a day. I was thinking about heading up to Hobs & Habanas. Is it worth the detour? Will I be able to get good stuff there that I couldn't find in Louisiana?...