Setting sale: Rotary Inner Wheel Attic Trash, Treasure sale this weekend

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Earl Turner, left, and Warren Boren, five and 20-year veterans, respectively, of the  annual Inner Wheel Attic Trash and Treasure Sale, were part of the crew of men who verified the working condition of the plethora of electric appliances in the sale, to be held at the old Mervyn's department store building at Cortana Mall.

It’s natural to think the Inner Wheel Club of Baton Rouge started the annual Attic Trash & Treasure Sale, which takes place for the 25th time this weekend. However, the reverse is also true. It was the sale that created Inner… Continue reading →

Food & Restaurants

Taco Chops Cantina in Baton Rouge offers mainly tacos...will it work?

Advocate photo by GEORGE MORRIS -- Slaw and beans accompany a fish taco and buffalo chicken taco.

Baton Rouge seems to be big and Tex-Mexy enough to support at least one taco truck. What about a taco restaurant? Looks like we’re going to find out. There is more to the Taco Chops Cantina menu than tacos, but not… Continue reading →


Baton Rouge First Baptist deacon attracts youth with exotic sports cars like Lamborghinis

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- A Lamborghini Murcielago was one of the cars youngsters got to see up close at the February Lamborghini Youth Training Academy.

As deacon chairman at First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Kimuel Lee was looking for a way to attract young people to church. He found it in his garage. Of course, it’s no ordinary garage.… Continue reading →


Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole

Photo by Waterbury Publications Inc.  --  Lorraine Wallace updates the classic tuna casserole with her recipe Not Your Mom's Tuna Casserole in her latest cookbook 'Mr. & Mrs. Sunday's Suppers.' Copyright © 2015 by Lorraine Wallace. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole Serves 8. Recipes and photography from MR. & MRS. SUNDAY’S SUPPERS by Lorraine Wallace. Copyright © 2015 by Lorraine Wallace. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Wallace writes, “It is surprisingly… Continue reading →


2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Sonata 2.0T

After unprecedented success with the previous generation, Hyundai introduces the seventh generation of its mid-size Sonata sedan, giving it a more refined look and better ride quality. Hyundai’s redesign of the Sonata builds on the fluidic sculpture design of the outgoing Sonata. Fluidic… Continue reading →

Real Estate

French Elegance on Old Hammond

Baton Rouge has lots of French style homes with curb appeal and timeless character. But when you find such a home in the heart of the city – within walking distance of Towne Center – you have something special indeed. Such is the… Continue reading →


Garden News: Ball-like moss plant cropping up in Louisiana, generally not a threat to trees

Photo by RAJ SINGH -- Ball moss is being seen more and more in local landscapes. Fortunately, it is not usually a danger to trees.

Louisianians are probably familiar with Spanish moss, but they may not be aware of ball moss. Like Spanish moss, ball moss is an epiphyte and belongs to family Bromeliaceae, says LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh. It’s an air plant that’s… Continue reading →