Must Eat in Baton Rouge?
I'm an adventurous eater traveling on business to Baton Rouge for 2 nights in mid-February and would love to know the must-eat restaurants in town. I'll be at LSU, so within walking distance of campus is preferable. Thanks!
There is a really good po-boy shop on Nicholson just north of the stadium and the PMAC, though I can't remember the name of it. It's just past all the new condos on the right (east) side. Walk-ons on Burbank across from the LSU golf course is a good place to grab a beer and watch sports, though the food is just OK. Chimes (the restaurant) is good for both food and drink, and there are a few other restaurants and bars right by it.
The Chimes is good, creole style bar food. Not the best in town but it is near LSU. There are some other good places near campus but much of it is geared toward college kids.
Walking distance around LSU is tough, as the campus sprawls, and dive bars abound. There is a good sushi place, Hello Sushi, on Burbank Drive in the same strip mall as the LSU bookstore. But very nearby by car is Juban's, on Perkins Road, with excellent Creole food. Don't miss that. Also the po'boys and fried catfish at the Caterie on Perkins Road beats that at the Chimes (both are popular bar/grills), and there is live music there, while the Chimes is best know for its five tv screens tuned to football. Have a fun trip!