Fire up your gumbo at the Consortium Cooking Contest 10/31 Jan 15 |  Food / Restaurants

Fire up your gumbo at the Consortium Cooking Contest 10/31 Jan 15 | Food / Restaurants

Are you a gumbo cook or just one who believes in eating every type of gumbo you can get?

The 10/31 Consortium, known for its Halloween activities, has you covered either way.

On January 15, starting at 5:30 p.m., the group will hold their Roux Boo Gumbo cooking competition at George’s Place, 860 St. Louis St.

For $ 10, try the different gumbos after judging.

For cooks wanting to compete, please email There is no entrance fee.

Call (225) 387-9798 or visit for more information.

Bourbon tasting

Robert’s Fresh Market Baton Rouge, 7355 Highland Road, will host a Christmas Bourbon tasting at 5:30 pm on January 7.

The event will include a raffle for the opportunity to purchase bottles of Bourbons such as Pappy Van Winkle and several bottles of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Free raffle tickets will be available at the door. The draw will be at 7 pm

For details, visit or

Music at La Divina

La Divina Italian Cafe, 3535 Perkins Road, will feature live music by Rachel Hunter at 6pm on January 13. Enjoy select wines, beers, dinner specials and ice cream while listening to original Hunter music.

Visit for more information.

Prepare vegetarian meals

Enrollment is open for a hearty vegetarian meals leisure class from 5 pm to 8 pm on January 13 at the Louisiana Culinary Institute, 10550 Airline Highway.

Join Chef Dave Tiner in making a Cottage Pie so good you’ll swear it’s a traditional Shepherd’s Pie. You can also make lightning puff pastry for a roasted vegetable strudel and a jaca pulled pork sandwich with Caribbean salad.

The cost is $ 125. For more information, visit

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Put your trivia to the test

Rock N Roll Sushi, 3627 Perkins Road, continues its weekly Live Trivia game nights from 7 pm to 9 pm on January 5 and 12.

Bring your friends and team up at your table, then answer questions about sports, history, music, and science while enjoying food and drink. The top three teams will go home with cash at this event hosted by Challenge Entertainment.

It costs nothing to play. Visit for more information.

Live Music at Phil Brady’s

Phil Brady’s Bar, 4848 Government St., will feature music by Dave Comeaux & Friends from 8 pm to 11 pm on January 14.

Call (225) 927-3786 for more information.

Spice Mastery

Registration is open for a Spice Mastery cooking class from noon to 1 pm on January 18 at Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway.

This class will help you understand when to choose whole or ground spices, and you will learn the how and why of roasting and flowering spices.

In the end, you will have a delicious snack.

Cost is $ 50. For details, visit

Smalls Sliders opens

Smalls Sliders has opened its second location at 7610 Bluebonnet Blvd.

The restaurant’s simple concept cooks every meal to order, focusing exclusively on premium cheeseburger sliders in a hyper-focused drive-thru.



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