Schlotzsky’s Cafe in BR to hold grand opening

The grand opening of the first Schlotzsky’s Cafe in Baton Rouge kicks off at 10 a.m. Thursday at 5565 Essen Lane, Suite A. The restaurant includes a co-branding deal with Cinnabon.

To celebrate the opening, there will be a day of events, including a prize wheel and giveaways. The first 50 guests who purchase a pack of six Cinnabon Classic rolls will be awarded with one free small The Original sandwich every week for a year.

The restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (225) 400-9996.

Farmers Market cooking show offers party ideas

Malcolm Young and Galen Iverstine will demonstrate recipes to make your Super Bowl party extra special during the 10 a.m. Saturday Fresh From the Market cooking show inside Main Street Market in downtown Baton Rouge.

The recipes, Chicken Malco Roll-ups and Chicken Lettuce Wraps, will combine Malco’s Magnificent Salsa with chicken from Iverstine Family Farms in Kentwood and produce from other Red Stick Farmers Market vendors.

Young produces his salsa at the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator in Baton Rouge. The Texas native said he has about 20 recipes from satisfied customers on the Web site.

The Red Shoe sets class on plant-based meals

Have dinner at The Red Shoe center, 2303 Government St., Baton Rouge, and learn how to make a quick and easy plant-based meal from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 4.

Anita Faye Leclercq, who describes herself as a personal food trainer, will cook a meal of soup, corn bread and a vegetable. She will discuss seasonings and time-saving methods to prepare vegetables, as well as cookbooks and websites for healthy cooking.

Cost is $20 per person. To register, call (225) 338-1170 or email

New menu available at Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Sullivan’s Steakhouse Baton Rouge, 5252 Corporate Boulevard, is unveiling its new Aphrodisiac Menu with a $69 blindfolded (blindfold is optional) tasting event Friday. The new menu will be available Friday through Feb. 20.

For more information, call (225) 925-1161 or go to

Competitors sought for crawfish-boil event

The South Louisiana Crawfish Boiling Contest benefitting the Dreams Come True Foundation is seeking contestants. The event will be held April 11 at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The $80 entry fee covers the crawfish and registration. Cooks will be asked to bring a table and tent, plus everything they need to boil two sacks of crawfish. They will set up at 7:30 a.m. and turn in their crawfish at 11 a.m. for judging.

Crawfish will be judged on taste, texture and peel ability, and all the crawfish will be sold to the public below market price. Sign up at Galvez Hardware & Outdoor Cooking, 41049 Highway 42, Prairieville, (225) 622-1114. For more information, call Rodney Dupuy with Cajun Livin N Cookin at (225) 328-6735.

Compiled by Advocate staff