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Bar Louie- A Chain Restaurant’s Bar Food Shouldn’t be So Good

Bar Louie just opened up next to the mall in Baton Rouge. I have visited twice- once for appetizers and once for dinner. It is a pleasant surprise. I had really went there expecting the food to be okay and nice to go tobecause they serve late- which is a rarity in Baton Rouge. (Til 1:30 am on every day but Sunday)

Well the food wasn’t okay- it was great!

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Pelican House- Come Here for Beer, Maybe Try the Fries, Skip the Sandwiches

I tried out Pelican House recently. I had heard good things about the food and so we decided to stop in for a quick lunch a few days ago.

Josh tried one of their roughly 250 beers (around 140 on tap and 120 in bottles) and was very pleased. They really have an impressive selection of beers of all categories. If you are looking for an interesting beer in Baton Rouge, I would recommend going by there. The layout is great, they are constructing a porch, and they have more beers than you could imagine trying.

The food on the other hand… I really wanted to love it.. But the execution was sorely lacking.

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Voodoo Barbecue Review

It’s a bit of a challenge to talk about a restaurant I have eaten at so many times. It isn’t like reviewing a place you have eaten at once. There is more to talk about and more dishes to cover.

That said – Voodoo is my favorite choice for bbq in Baton Rouge and they could use more reviews on Urbanspoon, so here goes.

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A Quick Review of Zapata’s Mexican Grill in Baton Rouge

On our way to see Oz the Great and Powerful, Josh and I stopped at Zapata’s. 

We had seen it for a while but hadn’t gotten around to going there. On our way in we saw a sign explaining that on Friday nights they had a Mariachi band there. Which is pretty neat.

Since we were going straight to the movie, we didn’t want to have excess food to bring home so we split an entree. We got the “plato el paso” which included a chile relleno, a beef tostada, a beef enchilada (which they substituted with a cheese enchilada for us), a beef taco, a beef burrito and a beef flauta for $12.99. It was a ton of food. Good cheesy heavy hearty -and a bit typically tex-mex-ish- Mexican food. It was tasty, but like cookies, certainly a sometimes food.

The fried elements, the shell of the flauta, the tostada, the chips, were all crispy and fresh tasting. Often the shell under something like a flauta doesn’t taste straight out of the fryer but theirs was.

Plus they used really good cheese.

Though the one thing I judge all Mexican and Mexican-ish restaurants on is chip and dip quality. They passed with flying colors. The salsa was quite good and they also served with their chips and salsa an amazingly tasty black bean dip. The bean dip was good enough to guarantee I will be back there.

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