Metro Council annexes L’auberge Casino and Hotel into Baton Rouge

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso, left, asks questions of Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson during the East Baton Rouge Metro Council meeting Wednesday. Listening are Councilman Joel Boé, center and Councilwoman Tara Wicker, right.

L’auberge Casino and Hotel officially joined the city of Baton Rouge Wednesday night after the Metro Council voted to approve its petition for annexation. The move ensures that the proposed city of St. George, should it come to pass, will not have access to the $7 million in gaming taxes provided by the casino.… Continue reading →

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Association holds Columbus Day events

The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association’s Columbus Day Festa kicked off with a performance by Deana Martin and continued the following day with a full schedule of… Continue reading →




Food & Dining

Gourmet Galley: Pimento cheese makes a comeback

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS  -- Pimento Cheese Spread can be served on a sandwich, crackers, a vegetable round or celery sticks.

Southerners have always liked a well-seasoned pimento and cheese spread. Each family had its favorite way of mixing the spread and what went into it. Some families liked it creamy with lots of homemade mayonnaise and sweet pickle relish, others only liked it… Continue reading →



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IberiaBank earnings rise, beat expectations

Lafayette-based IberiaBank Corp. said its third-quarter earnings climbed to $29.7 million, or 89 cents per diluted share, compared to $23.2 million, or 78 cents per share, during the same period in 2013. The holding company for IberiaBank said Wednesday the results… Continue reading →