With a commitment to flavorful, bayou-infused cuisine, Joe's Dreyfus Store Restaurant upholds the traditions of warmth and hospitality established during its past life as Civil War-era general store. A bevy of buxom burgers and poboys ($4.95–$13.95) sing a lunchtime siren's song that leaves taste buds enthralled. When Richter-level rumbles leave stomachs shaking from want, dinner options like the timelessly glamorous oysters Rockefeller ($12.95) or the 21-day aged filet mignon ($26.95) provide more replete repasts.
Share some leisurely family time in a lively exposed-brick American atmosphere as you nosh on home-cooked Southern fare passed down from Mama's mama. After exploring the menu, order up a classic po’ boy, prepared in traditional seafood, beef, and pork flavors ($7.95–$12.95) and served with skin-on fries and skin-off tartar sauce. Seafoodies can indulge in fried catfish or shrimp ($14.95), and more daring eaters can snag the fried Louisiana alligator ($17.95), noted for its tender texture and ability to defend castle moats. Mini corn dogs ($5.95) and popcorn shrimp ($6.95) can pacify children, or at the very least serve as action figures as parents bask in the heartiness of a 16 or 24 oz. rib-eye steak ($23.95–$32.95). Be sure to save stomach studio space for bread pudding, cobbler, or another homemade desert.
During two-hour weekly classes, Geaux Learn's certified teachers guide grade-schoolers through an eight-week summer mini camp designed to instill confidence and strengthen academic skills. In the Writing Skills course, available for grades 5 through 8, teachers work one-on-one with students to impart techniques for composing essays and passing notes undetected, and Middle School Math courses introduce, reinforce, or reiterate concepts such as fractions, decimals, and measurement. High-schoolers can partake in the Camp CEO course, which explores the fundamentals of owning a small corporation (an additional fee of $60 is required for filing Articles of Incorporation), or boost their television-ignoring prowess in Academic Success Strategies, also available for grades 3 through 8. Beyond the realm of academics, a Money Smarts course prepares bright-eyed youngsters for the real world's financial pitfalls, buttressing them with strategies for saving, spending, and winning curbside games of three-card monte.
At Baker Range, Inc. cups of freshly brewed coffee accompany rented firearms and shooting lessons. Former Airborne Infantry Lieutenant of the 82nd Airborne Division and longtime lawman Gordon Hutchinson leads private lessons, where he dispenses tips on technique and safety. Instructor Shael Stringer heads up the range's security-training department. Required by the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, his training classes have steadied the hands or prehensile feet of thousands of security guards.
J.S. Clark Golf Course follows a 9-hole, executive-style layout that challenges all aspects of a golfer's game with 1,861 yards of bermuda grass fairways and tif dwarf greens. Golfers can work on their approach shots on the course's five par-threes before unsheathing their drivers and pole-vaulting across the sand traps of its four par-fours. Most rounds take no longer than two hours, making J.S. Clark an ideal venue for a quick round after work.
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When the Baton Rouge Police Department needs to repair or spruce up their squad cars, they send their cruisers to Netterville's Auto Repair Shop. The full service repair and auto body shop employs only ASE-certified technicians, who set to work straightening dented fenders, fixing troubled transmission, or silencing squeaky brakes. Offering free shuttle service and 24-hour towing for all customers, Netterville’s also boasts an in-house paint booth operated by I-Car certified technicians and one wise, anthropomorphic drop cloth.