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Kafka
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
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Chicago shoots Baton Rouge


Mike da Tigah
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
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Really. Have any of you even been to this town in the last 5 years? There are awesome restaurants and hole in the walls with tremendous food all over the damn place! Ya’ll act like the only places to eat are TJ Ribs, Applebees, and Chili’s.


I am more intimately familiar with the BR food scene than you may know, and there may be some good spots to eat, but great food is reserved for places that actually do great food. It’s nowhere close yet. Getting better, yes, but it’s just damn dishonest and embarrassing to call it great when it just isn’t, and anyone who eats great food knows it. Let’s not Church it up.

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kingbob
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
Ya’ll joke, but the north side of Chicago is absolutely beautiful. Chicago is an awesome city with tons to do, efficient public education, and has a metro area of 9 and a half million people.

Baton Rouge has a metro area of just 800k. Let’s stick to comparing apples to apples.


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Slim Chance
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
Baw, you must've not had the Deli Special at Anthony's or the breakfast at Frank's. That's about the extent of the great BR food scene.


kingbob
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
Name a metro are with less than a million people that’s not a major tourist destination that has better food than Baton Rouge.

Name a metro area with less than a million people that has a better original music scene than Baton Rouge other than Athens, GA.

I’ll wait.

BR is a small city, and it’s pretty damn good for a small city. Stop trying to pretend it doesn’t stack up to places you have no basis to compare it to.


Mike da Tigah
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Baw, you must've not had the Deli Special at Anthony's or the breakfast at Frank's. That's about the extent of the great BR food scene.


Anthony’s is a real love of mine, as is the Marie and their muffs, and as good as their sandwiches are, that’s clearly not what constitutes Great food.




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Mike da Tigah
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
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Name a metro are with less than a million people that’s not a major tourist destination that has better food than Baton Rouge.


Don’t care really, but it has zero to do with BR having great food. You either have great food, or you don’t and BR doesn’t have great food.


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Name a metro area with less than a million people that has a better original music scene than Baton Rouge other than Athens, GA.


You’re serious? College town USA, the cover band capital of the south has an awesome original music scene. man, you are too much for me.



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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
You need to calm down.


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LSUTigersVCURams
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
Baton Rouge is not an easy place to live. It has all the problems of a big city, and very few of the amenities. All the Louisiana dysfunction, very little of the charm. That said, it has a way of getting under your skin and making you kind of fall in love with it. There’s no place quite like it. It’s always interesting, that’s for sure.


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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
Are you interning with the mayors office? BR sucks


kingbob
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
It actually does. Come to BR, I’ll show it to you. I can link band after band after band. BR is killing it right now. Even my crappy garage band got a licensing contract. Another kid I grew up with is touring Europe right now. His song’s playing in a google commercial. If I have to spoon feed you great music, say the word and I will. It’s there whether you want to believe or not.

The food scene is blowing up too.


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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
The Chimes

Tiger Stadium when the Sun goes down.

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Mike da Tigah
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
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It actually does. Come to BR, I’ll show it to you. I can link band after band after band. BR is killing it right now. Even my crappy garage band got a licensing contract. Another kid I grew up with is touring Europe right now. His song’s playing in a google commercial. If I have to spoon feed you great music, say the word and I will. It’s there whether you want to believe or not. The food scene is blowing up too.


The Spanish Moon and maybe Phil Brady’s are about the only two places I know that would even allow a non cover band to play. The rest are addicted to cover and classic rock radio.

But back to food. Name me the last James Beard awarded a BR chef or restaurant. Great food destinations have them and really great food destinations have many of them.

When was the last Michelin star awarded to a BR chef?





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kingbob
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Are you interning with the mayors office? BR sucks


No, our government is an absolute shitshow that I want nothing to do with. All I’m trying to say is it’s not as bad as people like Mike dah Tigah make it out to be. Baton Rouge has all kinds of problems from an incompetent racist mayor to insufficient infrastructure to massive drainage issues, endemic crime, and failing schools. It’s got a LOT going against it, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few things about it that don’t suck, especially for a town its size.


Paul Allen
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
Well said, but does the good outweigh the bad? That’s the real question.


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hillrosetiger
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
I don't get the need for thread after thread shiteing on BR (or any other town). Given that you live in Nashville or Austin or one of the other annointed towns, it seems like you would have something better to do than start these stupid threads.
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Kafka
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
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When was the last Michelin star awarded to a BR chef?
LeRuth's?


kingbob
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The Spanish Moon and maybe Phil Brady’s are about the only two places I know that would even allow a non cover band to play. The rest are addicted to cover and classic rock radio.


That used to be the case but is no longer. There are over a dozen venues now showcasing original music.

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But back to food. Name me the last James Beard awarded a BR chef or restaurant. Great food destinations have them and really great food destinations have many of them.


When was the last time a James Beard award went to a chef not from New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Charleston, etc? How many Michelin Star awards go to restaurants that aren't in metro areas well over 1 million people or tourism destinations?

Like I said, our food and music scenes are pretty damn good for a city our size.

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But does the good outweigh the bad


That's up to each and every person. It won't for some people. It will for others. It all comes down to what you value. For me, since I live in the city, have a short commute, and have a huge network of friends here, the good outweighs the bad for me, but I can see why it wouldn't for someone else.
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LSUTigersVCURams
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
The chef who prepared the plate lunches at the old Matherne’s on Highland and Kenilworth was Michelin starred I’m pretty sure.


Kafka
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re: What's actually good about Baton Rouge...
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I don't get the need for thread after thread shiteing on BR (or any other town). Given that you live in Nashville or Austin or one of the other annointed towns, it seems like you would have something better to do than start these stupid threads.
"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail." - Gore Vidal


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