Spring in Baton Rouge means that crawfish season is finally in full swing. This special treat, that never seems to stay as long as you wish it would, suddenly pops up everywhere. There is just something so fun about a table full of friends, jam packed with trays of crawfish. One of our favorite crawfish hotspots is Sammy’s Grill. They always get the flavor just right. We also always look forward to the adventure of picking up crawfish from Tony’s seafood (and trying to not buy the entire store in the process). As with seemly everything great about Baton Rouge spring, the time to enjoy this delicious dish is limited, so no worries about over indulging!
Strawberry shortcake, strawberry beer, strawberry preserves, strawberry vinaigrette…. come springtime the strawberries take over in Baton Rouge and I don’t think I could love it more if I tried. Stop by any grocery store in town and you will see the towers of fresh Louisiana strawberries. There is so much to love about a good strawberry and the people of Baton Rouge have fully embraced its deliciousness, adding it to everything they see fit. The RedStick Farmer’s Market is a great place to get carried away in the madness and to stock up on all your favorite strawberry essentials.
This one takes the cake for me. My favorite part about spring in Baton Rouge is the abundance of opportunities to catch some great live music in the fresh air. Baton Rouge Blues Fest brings some of the greatest names in blues, playing right in the shadows of the majestic Old State Capitol. Even better, the work week gets a little bit easier in spring with the return of Live After Five on Fridays. It really is true that nothing does for soul just what clocking out and rocking out can do for the soul.
Chelsea Bennett, Guest Blogger