At Brian's Superette, a variegated cavalcade of edibles and name-brand home products volunteers to restock depleted pantries. Wielding carts, alphabetized lists, and a garden hose, shoppers can survey the store's avenues for tasty vittles, such as Pillsbury Grands! biscuits ($5 for 3) and New York strip steaks ($3.99/lb.). Whole smoked chickens ($4.99 each) infuse meals with protein-packed bites, and 96-ounce jugs of Clorox bleach ($5 for 3) provide enough stain-fighting juice to erase wine blots. For a healthful snack, graze on a healthy harvest of refreshing fruits including white seedless grapes ($2.99). Throughout shopping excursions, the sociable staff remains available to dish out directions or help solve cheese-related riddles.
Generations of Lachaussees have lovingly prepared Cajun meals from family recipes, using succulent cuts of game and traditional meats. For almost two decades, Chris Lachaussee has carried on the family tradition with a full menu of spice-laden, fully cooked meats that are ready to be heated and served. Chris and his staff craft the specialty meats and homestyle sides every day, ensuring that delectable portions of stuffed quail, pork tenderloin stuffed with cream cheese and bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and seafood gumbo arrive at patrons’ tables fresher than a ripe banana’s newest dance moves.
The staff of The Wellness Centre of Baton Rouge believes in a variety of approaches when it comes to feeling good and looking beautiful. Led by Karin Nielsen, practitioners perform lymphatic-drainage therapy, which can help eradicate toxins and expel unwanted bad vibes. With the aim of bringing bodies into balance with holistic approaches, The Wellness Centre offers a variety of detoxifying therapies, such as infrared sauna and ionic footbaths.
Court Street Café entices diners with an extensive dinner menu composed of hearty, homemade dishes made with fresh ingredients. Guests can prime palates with starters such as smothered cheese fries topped with shredded cheese, bacon bits, and homemade gravy ($6.99) or crawfish kickers—fried balls of crawfish and stuffing accompanied by a spicy dipping sauce ($7.99) that rouses taste buds and teaches them a thrilling flamenco routine. The family-oriented restaurant's flavorful main dishes include the philly cheesesteak sandwich ($7.99) served with bell peppers and provolone cheese on a poboy loaf. Diners craving classic New Orleans flavors can sink their teeth into jumbo portions of barbecue shrimp ($14.99) or hand-battered fried catfish ($10.99), which arrives playfully batting a colorful ball of yarn.
Ralph's Market expands on the family legacy started by the original father-son team who opened their first store in 1984. The staff maintains the store's independence as it branches out to serve multiple locations around the region.
The aromas of traditional king cakes and seasonal floral arrangements welcome visitors to each store, where carts weave through rows of vibrant fruits and veggies. In the meat department, butchers slice Ralph's market premium-aged special reserve steaks and wrap up fish fresher than a pickup line stored in tupperware.
As a sports-nutrition store and smoothie shop, Sunset Smoothie blends fruit and health boosters into tasty performance drinks. These smoothies suit many kinds of diet and exercise plans by serving up both low-fat and muscle-building treats that come in a variety of sweet flavors. Even the indulgent Cheat Days smoothies use Splenda in lieu of sugar, sweetening flavors including banana split and cookies ‘n’ cream. Lacto-sensitive sippers can indulge in allergen-free soy smoothies blended with ice and fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. Extras pulled from the supplement side of the store enhance smoothies with Muscle Milk, creatine, and vitamin B-12, resulting in a more fortifying drink than Hulk Hogan’s upper-lip sweat.