Pam’s Party Line for Dec. 11, 2013

Sixteen local restaurant and caterers offered a samples of their signature dishes at the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging’s “Taste of Baton Rouge” fundraiser Nov. 14 at Longview, the home of Randy Haynie. Welcoming guests along with Haynie was former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who served as honorary chairwoman of the festivities.

Serving as celebrity waiters for the evening were state Rep. Regina Barrow, state Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, Baker Councilwoman Joyce Burgess, Carolyn Hill, Metro Councilman Chandler Loupe, Metro Councilwoman Denise Marcelle, Russell Mosley, Ed Pratt, Baker Mayor Harold Rideau, William Silva, state Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, Baker City Judge Kelli Terrell Temple and Metro Councilman Trae Welch.

Participating restaurants included Acme Oyster House, BJ’s Brewhouse, The Bulldog, Chef Charles, Dearman’s, Don’s Seafood, Jimmie & Maude’s Catering, L’Auberge Hotel & Casino, La Caretta, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Restaurant IPO, Sammy’s Grill, Street Breads, Sugar Belle and Yvette Marie’s Catering.

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Items for Pam’s Party Line must be received by 9 a.m. the Monday preceding the run date. High-resolution digital photos should be emailed to Hard copy photos should be dropped off at or mailed to The Advocate, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Events will run no later than four weeks after they have taken place. The date, place of the event and a contact name and daytime phone number must be included. Photos will be used at the discretion of The Advocate. Submitted photos can be published in The Advocate or at