Last-minute Thanksgiving grocery shopping
BATON ROUGE - Many local grocery stores opened their doors for those last-minute grocery shoppers.
Dozens of people made the mad dash to Matherne's on Bluebonnet Boulevard to grab everything from eggs to an entire Thanksgiving feast.
Pie crust seemed to be a hot commodity; seven out of ten people who were asked about their list said that was one thing they were missing.
Former chef Michael Haralson of Baton Rouge has been "cooking for days". He said he has over 10 mouths to feed, and he simply ran out of time to make his famous pie crust.
"Usually I make mine from scratch but it's Thanksgiving and I'm doing a lot of baking," he said. "I'm tired, I really am. I'm dead on my feet right now but I'm right there at the end. Almost done."
As many people walked towards the front door, the gasps of relief that they were open could be heard.
"I didn't have time to get it last night so I had to jump up this morning. I'm glad they are open so I could do it," said Bruce James.