Features

It’s Halloween, so LaDonna Woolley’s yearly tribute to her favorite holiday is aliiiiiiiiiive!

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A grave robber does his work in LaDonna Woolley's Halloween cemetery. Buy this photo

Beware of ghosts and evil spirits running wild in Lakemont Place. They are most surely from LaDonna Woolley’s home. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she does it up big. Her front yard is a cemetery. Her living room… Continue reading →

Food & Restaurants

From décor to menu items, Zoroona breaks out of typical Mediterranean mold

Advocate photo by KYLE PEVETO -- The lamb kabob was cooked perfectly, and grilled with tomatoes, peppers and onions. Buy this photo

For reasons not quite clear, Baton Rouge seems to have an abundance of Mediterranean restaurants for a city its size, and that’s a good thing. However, having visited many of them, it’s hard to draw meaningful distinctions. One might have creamier… Continue reading →

Faith

How you can help: Drive seeks warm clothing for homeless in Baton Rouge

Photo provided by DEBBY GAUTREAUX -- Debby Gautreaux visits with women at a downtown bus shelter. She and husband Russell are working to aid the homeless in Baton Rouge. 'We help them find resources, to find a job, to get transportation to a job or to get bus tickets to get home,' says Debby Gautreaux. Buy this photo

With the first stings of cold weather in the air, two ministries to Baton Rouge’s homeless men, women and children are teaming up to collect 1,000 coats in the next few weeks. Catherine Comeaux, of Signs and Wonders Outreach… Continue reading →

Recipes

Double-Corn Muffins

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- For Corrine Cook's Gourmet Galley Column: Corn Muffins. Buy this photo

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Double-Corn Muffins Makes 8 standard-size muffins. Recipe is from Betty Crocker. 2⁄3 cup milk 3 tbls. vegetable oil 1 egg ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup cornmeal 2 tbls. sugar 1… Continue reading →

Wheels

2015 Corvette Stingray

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible Buy this photo

Enthusiasts prefer the 7-speed manual transmission on the Corvette Stingray, but Chevy has developed a dynamite new 8-speed automatic for the venerable sports car in 2015. Manual or automatic, the Stingray is an American-made work of art that travels at the speed of… Continue reading →

Real Estate

Country Club Views

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There are but a few prime lots left in the Country Club of Louisiana, so some builders and homeowners are buying and renovating older homes on the best lots. One great example is the home at 19240 South Lakeway Ave., a brand new… Continue reading →

Columnists

LSU Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ seductive, raw

Photo provided by the LSU School of Music -- LSU Theater Professor Nick Erickson, second from left, choreographs a sword fight scene Buy this photo


​ There will be sword fights, seduction, mistaken identities, romance and raw emotion. But Don Giovanni won’t add any notches to his score card when LSU Opera opens Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’sDon Giovanni” Thursday, Oct. 30, in the… Continue reading →

Home/Garden

It’s Halloween, so LaDonna Woolley’s yearly tribute to her favorite holiday is aliiiiiiiiiive!

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A grave robber does his work in LaDonna Woolley's Halloween cemetery. Buy this photo

Beware of ghosts and evil spirits running wild in Lakemont Place. They are most surely from LaDonna Woolley’s home. Halloween is her favorite holiday, and she does it up big. Her front yard is a cemetery. Her living room… Continue reading →