Get okra at 10/31 culinary consortium on January 15th | Food / Restaurants

Are you a jumbo cook or just someone who believes in eating every kind of bamboo you can get?

The 10/31 Consortium, known for its Halloween activities, has got you covered either way.

On January 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the group held its Roux Boo Gumbo Cook-Off exhibition at George’s Place, 860 St.Louis St.

For $10, sample different types of bamboo after judging.

For chefs who want to compete, email There is no entry fee.

Call (225) 387-9798 or visit for more information.

tasting bourbon

Roberts Fresh Market Baton Rouge, 7355 Highland Rd., will host a holiday bourbon tasting at 5:30 p.m. January 7.

The event will include a raffle for the chance to purchase bottles of bourbons such as Pappy Van Winkle and various bottles from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Free lottery tickets will be available at the door. Drawing will be at 7 pm

For details, visit or

Music at La Divina

La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road, will have live music by Rachel Hunter at 6 p.m. January 13. Enjoy selected wines, beer, special dinner and gelato while listening to original Hunter music.

Visit to find out more.

Prepare vegetarian meals

Registration is open for the Hearty Vegan Meal Entertainment class from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 13 at Louisiana Culinary Institute, 10550 Airlines Highway.

Join Chef Dave Tiner in making a cottage pie so good you’ll swear it’s a traditional shepherd’s pie. You’ll also get to make a pancake of roasted vegetables and a pulled pork sandwich with jackfruit with Caribbean slaw.

The cost is $125. For more information, visit

Each week we’ll be highlighting the best restaurants and events in Baton Rouge Metro. Register today.

Test your trivial knowledge

Rock N Roll Sushi, 3627 Perkins Road, continues its weekly Live Trivia game nights from 7pm to 9pm on January 5 and January 12.

Bring your friends and team up at your table, then answer questions about sports, history, music and science while enjoying food and drinks. The top three teams will return home with home money at this event hosted by Challenge Entertainment.

It doesn’t cost anything to play. Visit to learn more.

Live music at Phil Paradise

Phil Brady Bar, 4848 Government Street, will be performing music from Dave Comeaux & Friends from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on January 14.

Call (225) 927 3786 for more information.

Spice mastery

Registration is open for a Spice Mastery cooking class from noon to 1 p.m. on January 18 at Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway.

This chapter will help you understand when to choose ground or whole spices, and you’ll learn why and how to roast and ground spices.

In the end, you will get a delicious snack.

The cost is $50. For details, visit

Opens Smalls Sliders

Smalls Sliders has opened its second location at 7610 Bluebonnet Blvd.

The simple concept of the restaurant cooks every meal to order, focusing exclusively on premium and delicious cheeseburger sliders in a highly focused driving experience.



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