Earlier this month, TheMeetingsMagazines.com highlighted 2018's "Top Foodie Destinations" and selected none other than Louisiana's Capitol City -- Baton Rouge! Baton Rouge's culinary scene is known for spicing things up a bit and bringing the flavor of Louisiana to the table. Our cajun and creole influences attract hungry visitors from around the world. You'll have a hard time choosing where to eat from the many options of local favorites and classics, to the experiential new fusion-concept restaurants fit for foodies.
Here's what The Meetings Magazine had to say on selecting Baton Rouge as one of 2018's "Top Foodie Destinations."
Baton RougeThe city is ground zero for excellent Cajun and Creole food, with lots of new spots like Cocha and Kalurah Street Grill, both receiving widespread praise. Local radio talk show host Jay Ducote was a runner-up on Season 11 of “Food Network Star” and runs a taco pop-up called Government Taco that will finally get a permanent space in 2018. “Baton Rouge is really like a gumbo pot of all Louisiana cultures in one place,” says Ducote. “We get the Creole influences of New Orleans, the Cajun culture from Acadiana and the traditional Southern flare from the northern part of the state. It all converges here in Baton Rouge, where finding our own unique culture has been challenging in the past.” The Boullia Babes Catering Company also does pop-ups and private functions, making incredible sandwiches like its “Sammich” of smoked turkey, capicola ham, Calabrese salami, Muenster cheese, house pickles, onion and lemon rosemary aioli on pressed French bread. One of the most popular downtown dining venues is Cocha, with a menu inspired by the married owners’ Venezuelan and Dutch backgrounds. Fried yucca root with avocado salsa and lavender lamb chops with grilled squash and honey herb sauce are just two of their excellent creations. Other foodie and drink-worthy venues to consider include Zippy’s Burritos with frozen cocktails; and Tacos and More, featuring a row of cocktail-dispensing machines.
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