Food & Restaurants



Garlic Honey Brisket

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Garlic Honey Brisket has a dark, flavorful gravy made essentially from Dijon mustard, honey and garlic.

Advocate-tested recipe Garlic Honey Brisket Serves 8. Recipe is from “Joy of Kosher” by Jamie Geller, who writes, “I developed this for Rosh Hashana, pouncing on the chance to add honey to brisket. It’s a tender, rich entree for the holiday,… Continue reading →


2014 Toyota 4-Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is a mid-size SUV with true off-road capability. The Fifth Generation 4Runner, which has been around for nearly 30 years, gets a new exterior design and interior refinements for 2014. The 4Runner’s body-on-frame construction gives it tall ground clearance and… Continue reading →

Real Estate

Shady Oaks Court

The hills off Highland Road south of the LSU campus make up some of the prettiest property in East Baton Rouge parish. The home at 223 Shady Oaks Court in Live Oak Estates sits in a cul-de-sac atop one of those hills and… Continue reading →



Couple guts, brings new life to old home in Abita Springs

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Lynn and Melissa Bridges completely gutted and redid their home, filling it with joyful colors and one-of-a-kind treasures.

Melissa and Lynn Bridges brought spunk and color to their quiet, older neighborhood when they completely remade their house. “When we purchased the house, we gutted it completely out,” says Melissa Bridges. “All that was left… Continue reading →