by Max Brantley
For folks who might be heading to Baton Rouge (a football game in November looms large, maybe), ARTiger (aka Tonya Smith) provides an entry in our reader photo contest for a couple of her favorite places. Her report:
I went to the motherland - Baton Rouge - this weekend for a family birthday party.
Brought back two places for Razorback fans to visit when they go to red stick for the game after Thanksgiving - Louie's, on State Street near LSU, and Fleur de Lis, on Government near the Jefferson intersection. Both restaurants are long-time family favorites.
Louie's specialty (at top) is loaded hash browns. Their omelets are great also.
Fleur de Lis (below) specializes in pizza - the BEST!!! I can't find anything like it in Baton Rouge with thin crust, light on the sauce and lots of toppings. Stick with the Around the World.
My question: What's the latest on my BR favorite from the 1960s -- the Pastime Lounge. I think it's still in business. I guess the Three Coins, memorable to me for a variety of reasons, is long gone.