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Baton Rouge restaurant relies on crawfish season to regain loss sales due to pandemic

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Crawfish season at Sammy’s on Highland Rd. is boiling up.

The restaurant is excited to start the season after last year’s crawfish season was cancelled due to the pandemic.

During the spring of 2020, Sammy’s was only able to do to-go orders.

Service manager Shanna Rayburn says crawfish is what kept business going during hard times.

“Thank God it was crawfish season, because that is really the only thing we could do,” Rayburn said. “Crawfish season at Sammy’s has always been our bread and butter, it’s not just the managers getting excited but the servers too.”

Rayburn says the restaurant is already overwhelmed with crawfish sales at the start of the season.

“We are only on day four of serving crawfish here and so far the sales have been great,” she said.

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With all the colder weather we’ve been having, some warm soup and other comforting dishes are just the things we need.

Thank the heavens we live in the South, and not just for the climate. From gumbo and red beans and rice to crawfish etouffee and jambalaya, Southern cooking can feed your soul. Fortunately, Baton Rouge restaurants know how to treat us right with those quintessential dishes this time of year. But they also have plenty of other dishes to bring comfort.

For our December 2020 cover story all about outdoor dining in Baton Rouge, we made sure to highlight local dishes to try that can warm you up this time of year.

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Deadline extended to Friday for Baton Rouge school children eligible for Christmas home meals

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The deadline for families of East Baton Rouge Parish schoolchildren to sign up for special home delivery of school meals for the Christmas break has been pushed back to noon Friday, nearly a day later than the one originally set.

The parish school system delivered nearly 8,000 meals to families over the Thanksgiving break and is hoping to reach as many or more this Christmas. The meal delivery service is a special service allowed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a way of feeding hungry children amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

All of the nearly 41,000 students in the East Baton Rouge Parish school district are eligible, as well as students in other schools in the parish who already receive free meals in school. Also eligible are their younger siblings who aren’t yet school age.

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While most farmers markets might close up shop in December, Louisiana’s mild winters mean winter gardens are still providing delicious fresh produce.

That also means the Red Stick Farmers Market will keep celebrating local farmers all month long.

Throughout December, fresh citrus like navels, grapefruit and blood oranges will be available. Root vegetables like sweet potatoes, beets and turnips will be aplenty, along with broccoli and cauliflower. And start thinking about holiday sides like stewed greens using collards, mustard greens and kale, as well as cabbage.

Many of the farmers market vendors will also have items that would be perfect for a holiday gift. Be on the lookout for pecan gift tins, wrapped seasonal jams and jellies, holiday cakes (fruitcake, anyone?), muscadine wine and festive holiday plants like Christmas cactus and amaryllis.

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Waitr offering free grocery delivery in Baton Rouge in preparation for bad weather

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Baton Rouge – Those in need of free grocery delivery ahead of Tropical Storm Sally’s arrival can depend on Waitr, according to a Monday morning press release.

The company announced that with a second major storm in just over two weeks heading toward Louisiana – this one closer to the Baton Rouge area in its projected path — Waitr is offering free grocery delivery to anyone in the Baton Rouge area unable to get to their area grocer or just wanting to stay at home before the storm hits. It noted that customers can now also have alcohol delivered with their groceries, a service just added days ago.

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‘Feeding God’s children:’ 98-year-old Golden Deeds recipient has served needy throughout life

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A 98-year-old Baton Rouge native who four decades ago helped open the city’s first meal center for the needy and who is waiting out the pandemic so he can continue helping has been named this year’s winner of the Golden Deeds Award. 

Rosario “Rosie” Martina will be honored on Nov. 10 with the award, established by the Inter-Civic Council of Greater Baton Rouge to recognize hard-working volunteers for their good works.

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Uniquely Baton Rouge: Bullfish Bar & Kitchen

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There’s no mistaking the Caribbean vibes as you enter Baton Rouge’s Bullfish Bar and Kitchen.

“It’s an experience. It’s a destination” said Jasmine Lombrage. “We always say there’s no passport necessary to come to Bullfish, especially now.”

Chef Angel Lombrage and his wife Jasmine immigrated to the United States to chase their American Dreams; she to become a dentist and he to own his own restaurant. ​

“He just loves cooking and creating new dishes and making people happy” said Jasmine. “He’s the happiest when he’s in the kitchen.”

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BASF donates $50,000 to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

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BASF has made a generous donation to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

BASF has donated $50,000 to the food bank which also provides ongoing support to feed hungry students through the BackPack program in Ascension Parish.

“The food bank is an important pillar in our community and has seen an increase in the number of people needing their help because of the coronavirus pandemic and economic impact,” said Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s site in Geismar. “We are doing our part to help with this immediate need, as well as continuing our support of the vital BackPack program to feed hungry children.”

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Louisiana National Guard, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank giving away meals at Victory Baptist Church in Walker May 7

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A local church is teaming with the Louisiana National Guard and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to feed families affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Victory Baptist Church in Walker will host a meal distribution program to families in need from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 7.

The church is located at 31449 N. Corbin Road.

The purpose of the event is to help families adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Victory Baptist Church Pastor Chad Ward said in a message to The News.

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Takeout in Baton Rouge: $5 burgers and fish sandwiches, Mexican combinations and family burger packs

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Go ahead, congratulate yourself, because you made it through Monday. The rest of the week should go smoothly from here on out.

And to make it easier while we flatten the coronavirus curve, let’s order some takeout for dinner from some of our favorite area restaurants.

Here are three suggestions for today:

The Bullfish Bar + Kitchen

Looking for something quick and tasty? Well, you’re in luck, because today is $5 Burger and Fish Sandwich Day at The Bullfish Bar + Kitchen, 4001 Nicholson Drive.

The restaurant also is offering a menu filled with everything from wings to fajitas to Jamaican jerk grilled fish filets.

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