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  • Lawsuit: Prisoners may have been forced to bark for food

    July 20, 2017 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A lawsuit accuses state prison officials of blocking attorneys from investigating claims that inmates with disabilities are being neglected and abused at a north Louisiana prison. The federal suit filed Thursday by the Advocacy Center says the New Orleans-based nonprofit has received "alarming" reports of... more »
  • Denver is really excited about its first Raising Cane's

    July 1, 2017 9:39 AM

    DENVER, Colorado – The Mile High City is getting a piece of Louisiana and people are very excited to satisfy their munchies. The first Raising Cane's in Denver, the Baton Rouge-founded chicken joint, opens July 6. A news and community website posted the 10 a.m. grand opening is coming... more »
  • 731 Turkish soldiers hospitalized with food poisoning

    June 18, 2017 11:50 AM

    ISTANBUL - A Turkish prosecutor says 731 soldiers at a western base were sent to the hospital with food poisoning and 21 people from the company that provided the food have been detained. Akif Celattin Simsek, the lead prosecutor in Manisa province, said Sunday an investigation was launched... more »
  • KFC to send chicken sandwich to edge of space on balloon

    June 13, 2017 2:08 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - KFC plans to make a space pioneer out of a chicken sandwich next week when it sends it to the edge of the atmosphere with the help of a high-altitude balloon. The promotional stunt for the Zinger sandwich comes two months after the fast food... more »
  • Texas woman calls 911 to complain about wait for nuggets

    June 12, 2017 2:29 PM

    WACO, Texas - Police in Central Texas say a woman fell into a foul mood when a fast-food restaurant took too long in delivering her chicken nuggets and she called 911 to complain. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday the woman wanted the nuggets given to... more »
  • California man allegedly shoots victim with shotgun shell filled with cereal

    June 10, 2017 8:17 PM

    EUREKA, Calif. - A man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly shot at another man with an unusual type of ammunition. According to a report from KRC-TV , 29-year-old Timothy Glass Jr. was arrested after he allegedly resisted arrest and fired a shotgun shell loaded with cereal at another... more »
  • Louisianians urged to pre-register for disaster food aid

    June 10, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's social services agency is encouraging people to pre-register for disaster food stamp aid in case a hurricane strikes the state this year. Disaster food stamps are available to households that wouldn't regularly be eligible for the food assistance, but who need help buying groceries... more »
  • Illinois man found dead in river after skipping meal tab

    June 4, 2017 4:16 PM

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. - A man who jumped into the Fox River after allegedly skipping out on a restaurant tab in a northwest Illinois suburb has been found dead. Algonquin police said in a statement that the body of 29-year-old Ernest Prentic of Carpentersville was discovered in the river around 6:30... more »
  • Church fundraiser nearly derailed after thief steals $10,000 barbecue pit Play Video

    May 21, 2017 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fundraiser was nearly derailed over the weekend after a thief made off with one of the organization's $10,000 barbecue pits. "When I came out here this morning, I noticed one of our barbecue pits was missing," said James LaBauve, Grand Knight of the local Knights... more »
  • Dat Dog to open 3 Baton Rouge locations, testing Texas market

    May 11, 2017 7:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dat Dog, the quirky hot dog joint that has three locations in New Orleans, is opening 25 restaurants in Houston as it looks to expand through franchises in the South. New Orleans CityBusiness reports B&G Food Enterprises LLC is set to open the first Dat Dog in... more »
  • Man accused of poisoning food at Michigan grocery stores deemed mentally ill

    May 6, 2017 5:18 PM

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A Michigan man accused of poisoning unpackaged food at grocery stores has been ordered to undergo mental health treatment. The Ann Arbor News reports that 30-year-old Kyle Bessemer appeared in court Wednesday, two months after a judge found him not guilty by reason of insanity. The... more »
  • Jimmy John's offering $1 subs Tuesday

    May 1, 2017 1:15 PM

    Jimmy John's is thanking customers Tuesday by offering $1 subs on their nationwide Customer Appreciation Day. The special promotion will begin 4 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. local time on May 2, 2017. Jimmy John’s will be offering their #1 through #6 subs plus the JJBLT for... more »
  • Florida woman arrested after agreeing to sex for $25 and chicken McNuggets

    April 30, 2017 3:51 PM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets. The Miami Herald reports 22-year-old Alex Direeno was being held Sunday without bond at the Manatee County Jail on charges of prostitution,... more »
  • Not lovin' it: Internet mocks new McDonald's uniforms

    April 26, 2017 2:26 PM

    NEW YORK - McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes. Among the comparisons being made on social media to an image of the new uniforms: characters from Star Wars and The Hunger... more »
  • Tucson restaurant shooter identified as city fire captain

    April 15, 2017 10:33 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities say the shooter in a murder-suicide inside a restaurant at an upscale Tucson mall was a Tucson Fire Department captain. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said 60-year-old Frederick Bair fired multiple rounds in the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Friday night, killing one man and wounding a... more »
  • Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

    March 30, 2017 11:06 AM

    NEW YORK - Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant says it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when ordered.... more »
  • Back to burgers: Carl's Jr. ditches bikini-clad ads

    March 30, 2017 10:56 AM

    Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are ditching the bikinis and getting back to the burgers. The chains are famous for advertisements featuring models and celebrities like Paris Hilton, Kate Upton and Emily Ratajkowski munching on burgers while scantily clad. A new commercial for the chains shows the imagined Carl Hardee Sr.... more »
  • McDonald's worker jumps through drive-thru window, rescues officer

    March 15, 2017 3:49 PM

    DORAL, Fla.- A McDonald's employee rescued a police officer Tuesday after she became unconscious at the restaurant's drive-thru window. Surveillance footage shows the employee, Pedro Viloria, jumping through the window as he sees a customer slowly pull away. Viloria said the customer, an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer with... more »
  • American brings back free meals on some flights

    March 14, 2017 1:46 PM

    DALLAS, Tx. - American Airlines says it will offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1. The decision at the world's biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month ago that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul... more »
  • Walk-On's opens Zachary location Monday

    March 9, 2017 1:42 PM

    ZACHARY – Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar will officially open its Zachary location Monday. The new restaurant located on 1100 Americana Blvd. will open its doors for the first time at 11 a.m. The company says the first 25 dine-in customers will receive a mini football autographed by New Orleans... more »
  • Louisiana floods in August affecting seed rice now

    February 21, 2017 3:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The floods that inundated Louisiana in August also damaged rice harvested as seed for this year's planting. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says he's temporarily relaxed certification requirements to ensure farmers can buy enough for a chance at a good crop. Department seed programs director Lester... more »
  • Waitr CEO apologizes for Valentine's Day delivery fail

    February 15, 2017 9:08 PM

    The CEO of popular food delivery app Waitr is apologizing to customers after a busier-than-expected Valentine's Day rush. CEO Chris Meaux issued the apology Wednesday, saying they did not expect as big of a rush for Valentine's Day 2017 and staffed based on last year's orders. "While no... more »
  • Pork industry says not to worry about a bacon shortage

    February 1, 2017 10:07 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Pork industry experts say U.S. consumers shouldn't worry about a bacon shortage. The reassurance comes amid news that demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low for December. Pork bellies are the cut of the hog from which bacon... more »
  • Genes may help grocery tomatoes catch up to heirloom taste

    January 26, 2017 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Scientists have figured out how to add much needed taste to the bland mass-produced grocery tomato. By tinkering with the genetic recipe of the supermarket tomato, researchers think they can return much of the flavor that has been bred out over the decades. They hope to help the... more »
  • Mortgage company donates $15,000 to local food bank

    January 25, 2017 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local mortgage company Assurance Financial donated $15,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in December. The donation was funded in part by an annual "Jeans Fund," which allowed team members to wear casual dress attire to work in exchange for contributing to the donation. ... more »
  • McDonald's to introduce two new Big Mac sizes

    January 19, 2017 5:53 PM

    McDonald's is set begin selling two new sizes of the Big Mac. The Grand Mac will have two beef patties that will weigh in at a whopping one-third of a pound. The fast food giant will also release the Mac Jr. alongside the Grand Mac. The sandwich will... more »
  • USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meat

    January 18, 2017 4:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced by the Agriculture Department. The rule announced Wednesday is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Barack Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically... more »
  • Police investigate if restaurant worker contaminated food

    January 15, 2017 12:39 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - Columbus police have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch reports that a Tupelo resident who may have received contaminated food contacted Police Chief John Lewis. The state Health Department and Jack's Family Restaurants of Homewood, Alabama, say... more »
  • Raccoons' sweet tooth causes relocation from wooded area

    January 12, 2017 1:26 PM

    DESTREHAN - Animal control in southeast Louisiana says a colony of raccoons was relocated because of their addiction to junk food. St. Charles Animal Control supervisor Jena Troxler tells WWL-TV Wednesday that raccoons feasted on sugary snacks from marshmallows to doughnuts in a wooded area behind the Winn Dixie and... more »
  • Food pantry opens at Calcasieu elementary school

    January 12, 2017 10:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - The second school food pantry in Calcasieu Parish has opened to help Fairview Elementary School students and their families. Kayla Withers tells the American Press that the Second Harvest pantry means she no longer has to choose between food for her family and gas for her car.... more »
  • 'Best If Used By' labels will reduce food waste, USDA says

    December 16, 2016 11:53 AM

    PORTLAND - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says food sellers who use product dating labels should switch to the phrase "Best If Used By" to help reduce confusion and food waste. The agency says consumers are less likely to find such labels confusing than other widely used ones such as... more »
  • 22 models of food processors recalled after reports of broken blade pieces

    December 13, 2016 1:24 PM

    Cuisinart and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling about 8 million food processor blades after reports of broken blade pieces in their food. The maker of Cuisinart, Conair, received 69 reports of consumers finding broken pieces of a blade in their food, including 30 reports of mouth... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank receives $1.4 million grant for restoration

    December 7, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received a $1.4 million grant from FEMA to help in restoring flood-related damages. The grant reimburses expenses to dispose of debris, clean and disinfect property and equipment along with restoring refrigeration and freezing at the Choctaw Drive distribution facility damaged... more »
  • Central Feeding Central hands out hot meals to flood victims Play Video

    November 24, 2016 8:08 PM

    CENTRAL – Kevin Keithly and Michelle Lewis of Central are all packed up and ready to hit the streets. They have a load of turkey dinners for their neighbors impacted by August’s historic flooding. “We are not doing hand outs. We are doing hand ups,” Keithly said. “Trying to... more »
  • Premade Thanksgiving meals big seller for flood victims Play Video

    November 23, 2016 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are looking for a fried turkey, Chris Specialty Meats in Baton Rouge is sold out. No smoked hams either. The cornbread and rice dressings are also flying off the shelves. As for giblet gravy, forget about it. "It's crazy" business owner Twyla Lachaussee said. "People... more »
  • Central residents receive free Thanksgiving meals Play Video

    November 22, 2016 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL – Residents impacted by the August flood received free Thanksgiving meals Tuesday. Sherri Hedges received a dinner and said she is thankful for the meal she received at the food bank since she was not sure about what her family was going to have a holiday meal. ... more »
  • SNAP, DSNAP cards now allow hot food purchases

    November 14, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A request to extend a waiver to allow the purchase of hot foods with SNAP and DSNAP benefits has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. The purchase of hot foods for SNAP and DSNAP benefits will be available through eligible... more »
  • Chipotle's 1st Tasty Made burger store to open this week

    October 26, 2016 4:46 PM

    LANCASTER, Ohio - Chipotle's first burger store will open this week in Ohio as the company continues working to expand its offerings and win back customers after a series of food safety scares. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. says the new Tasty Made restaurant is scheduled to open Thursday in Lancaster,... more »
  • Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

    October 26, 2016 2:56 PM

    PORTLAND - The government says the average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic Wednesday along with its annual Fisheries of the United States report. It says per capita consumption of... more »
  • Cajun Army aims to serve 20,000 meals for 'Operation SupaChickn.'

    September 28, 2016 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Cajun Army returned to Baton Rouge Saturday. Their mission: feed 20,000 people for "Operation SupaChickn." Saturday afternoon they served up chicken on a stick dinners to residents in North Baton Rouge. "We're here today just to shower love on this community," Cajun Army founder... more »
  • Chipotle makes new push to convince people its food is safe

    September 21, 2016 9:32 AM

    NEW YORK - Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and digital ads outlining the safety steps it has taken since last year's E. coli outbreak. The ads that begin Wednesday will be an open letter... more »
  • Baton Rouge food bank returns to warehouse after last month's flood Play Video

    September 14, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank lost about 600,000 pounds of food in last month's historic flood and moved to a temporary location, but now the organization is returning to its warehouse and beginning its normal operations. The food that was able to be salvaged during... more »
  • DSNAP sites announced for Iberville, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana and other parishes

    September 2, 2016 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has announced DSNAP locations for residents in Iberville, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, St. James, St. Martin, St. Tammany Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. This will be the third week that DSNAP sites have been in operation... more »
  • For Tiger fans going to Green Bay, traveling with crawfish is essential Play Video

    September 1, 2016 12:57 PM

    GREEN BAY - LSU fans are arriving in Wisconsin ahead of Saturday's game with all the essentials: spirit, excitement, fan gear and crawfish! "We've brought 31 pounds of crawfish tails for Étouffée on Friday night," Lisa Francise said as she arrived at the airport this week. For many... more »
  • Additional Pointe Coupee and Iberia zip codes added to DSNAP program

    August 25, 2016 4:22 PM

    POINTE COUPEE – Additional zip codes in Pointe Coupee and Iberia parish are now eligible for the first phase of the DSNAP program. Starting on Thursday, Aug. 25 Pointe Coupee parish zip codes 70715, 70732, 70747 and 70753 may apply for the disaster food benefits along with Iberia ZIP... more »
  • Livingston Parish consolidates to single POD site in Walker

    August 21, 2016 6:35 PM

    WALKER – Emergency officials in Livingston Parish said Sunday that the National Guard will consolidate food and water distribution to a single site in Walker starting Monday. Starting Monday, Aug. 22, Livingston Parish will have a single “point of distribution” at Sydney Hutchinson Park on Ball Park Road in... more »
  • Water, food distributed at three locations in Livingston Parish Friday

    August 18, 2016 10:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Water and food will be distributed at three locations in Livingston Parish beginning Friday morning. "POD" - Points of Distribution - will be in Denham Springs, Walker and Albany. A "POD" is where the public can go to pick up food and water following a disaster.... more »
  • Flour recall prompts new warning: Don't eat dough or batter

    July 31, 2016 3:30 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Health officials are puzzled about how the most basic baking ingredient - flour - became contaminated with bacteria normally found in animal feces. The tainted flour has sickened 46 people in 21 states and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to warn cooks to... more »
  • Hungry viewers call for 'Tailgate for Peace' as protests continue

    July 10, 2016 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – As protests continue across Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon, some WBRZ viewers are coming together to plan a "Tailgate for Peace." The idea for the peaceful potluck was cooked up in an unlikely place: the comments section of a Facebook Live stream. As hungry viewers waited for... more »
  • Farm-to-school program bill sent to governor who supports it

    May 26, 2016 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers have sent to the governor's desk a bill to create a farm-to-school program that encourages locally-grown products in state public school cafeterias. With an 85-0 vote Thursday, the state House gave the Senate-supported measure final legislative passage. The bill by Sen. Francis Thompson, a Delhi... more »
  • Bocage shopping center considering options, Dearman's

    May 10, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood family restaurant owner says he's submitted a proposal to occupy his old location, following a devastating fire and lease termination by the building's management. Dearman's owner, David Van Gelder, says he's submitted renderings and a proposal to the manager of Bocage Village Shopping Center.... more »
  • Man strives to keep homeless in Baton Rouge from going hungry Play Video

    February 10, 2016 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man in Baton Rouge has dedicated his time to making sure Baton Rouge's homeless don't go hungry. "You know the first day I did it, I posted it on my social media, and by the grace of God a lot of people from the community jumped... more »
  • Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

    February 8, 2016 4:25 AM

    NEW YORK- Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday so workers can attend a meeting about the chain's recent food safety scares. The company says stores will open at 3 p.m. in their local time zones, instead of the usual 11 a.m. Chipotle expects about 50,000... more »
  • Warm winter means larger Louisiana crawfish

    January 10, 2016 2:47 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Crawfish sellers in south Louisiana are reporting larger mud bugs in the early part of the season. The Advertiser reports merchants are crediting a relatively warm winter thus far. Heather Girouard, general manager of Hook & Boil restaurant in Broussard, says small crawfish are usually expected in January,... more »
  • Data doesn't support Jindal food stamp claim

    January 7, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal claimed the threat of kicking people off food stamps spurred them into the job market, but data released Thursday shows that's not exactly accurate. In October the Jindal administration announced 61,000 able-bodied adults had 3 months to find work or lose food stamps.... more »
  • 31,000 could wait two weeks for food stamps Play Video

    December 29, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some food stamp recipients in Louisiana could lose their benefits for a couple of weeks in January. Benefits for an estimated 31,000 people are set to expire Thursday. Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards has said he'll reinstate the benefits but he can't do it until he takes office.... more »
  • Vermont Grinch takes food, walkers from adult community

    December 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    PITTSFORD, Vermont - Residents of an adult living community in Vermont awoke Christmas morning to find that a Grinch-y thief or thieves had stolen food, gifts and walkers overnight. Vermont State Police say the National Church Residences Village Manor in Pittsford was hit sometime Thursday by a thief or thieves... more »
  • Holly Clegg's Holiday Countdown: December 24, 2015 Play Video

    December 24, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Christmas is less than 24 hours away and everyone is scrounging for the perfect dish idea for their family gatherings. Well have no fear, Holly Clegg was back on 2une In Thursday showing JP a few dishes that are easy to make and will guarantee that you don't... more »
  • La Madeleine's Turkey Cranberry Risotto Play Video

    December 23, 2015 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- La Madeleine cooking up all sorts of meals and treats just in time for the holidays. If you're looking for a delicious meal that won't require you to spend all day cooking, check out the recipe for their Turkey Cranberry Risotto that makes for a heartwarming, savory holiday... more »
  • Chipotle tightening food safety after E. coli cases

    December 4, 2015 11:17 AM

    NEW YORK - Chipotle says it is tightening its food safety standards after its restaurants were linked to dozens of cases of E. coli. The Mexican food chain says it hired IEH Laboratories to help improve its system after reports in late October that linked E. coli cases to its... more »
  • Thanksgiving dinner made easy Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One Baton Rouge business has solved the kitchen conundrum for a Thanksgiving feast. Bellue's Fine Cajun Cuisine has dinner down to a science with every seasoning and spice down to the gram. The food is cooked and then vacuum sealed. You just need to boil the bag... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Ruffino's Crab Cake with Mango Remoulade Play Video

    November 11, 2015 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Ruffino's is a go-to restaurant for great seafood in Baton Rouge. They're also our Chef of the Month for November. This morning on 2une In, Chef Jeremy Langlois stopped by the studio to show News 2's John Pastorek and Kylie Dixon how to make some delicious Crab Cakes... more »
  • Local businesses getting ready for gameday Play Video

    November 6, 2015 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tiger fans that decided to stay home for the big game are making their final grocery lists. Many of those people rushed the stores today, making sure that they are ready for tomorrow. Everybody wants as much as they can get in purple and gold,... more »
  • Serving second chances: NYC food truck hires ex-inmates

    October 31, 2015 1:27 PM

    NEW YORK - One delicious bite at a time, Jordyn Lexton is changing the lives of formerly jailed young people. She and her team run a New York food truck named Snowday that's staffed by young men and women trying to rebuild their lives. The truck is part of a... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Newk's Eatery's Pasta Salad Play Video

    October 28, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Newk's Eatery stopped by 2une In on Wednesday for their final chef of the month segment...and they did not disappoint. Chef Elizabeth Schwandt whipped up a delicious pasta salad that is guaranteed to be a hit at any family picnic. Check out the recipe below and be sure... more »
  • Chef, restaurateur Paul Prudhomme dies

    October 8, 2015 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme, who is credited with kicking off the Creole cooking craze, has died. He was 75. WWL-TV reports that Prudhomme's restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, confirmed his death. A representative said the chef died after a brief illness. Prudhomme was born in Opelousas... more »
  • UConn selling crickets as food

    October 4, 2015 5:06 PM

    STORRS, Conn. - A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets. The university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly. The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and... more »
  • Car crashes into church during food drive

    October 3, 2015 2:38 PM

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. - A car has crashed through the front doors of a northern Illinois church that was hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with injuries. Lake County Sheriff's Police spokesman Christopher Covelli says none of the injuries is thought to be life-threatening. The... more »
  • New rules mean 62,000 could lose food stamps Play Video

    October 1, 2015 7:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - 62,000 people in Louisiana have three months to either find work or get kicked off food stamps. The new rule applies to able-bodied adults, ages 18-49, who have no dependents. The federal government funds the food stamp program and allows Louisiana to give them to able-bodied adults... more »
  • Changes to food assistance program starts Thursday

    October 1, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Changes are coming for some people receiving food assistance benefits. Effective Thursday, the state says able-bodied adults without dependents must meet a minimum work requirement to qualify for the benefits. The state, in a news release, said those in that category will be required to work at least... more »
  • Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

    September 9, 2015 6:29 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A second person has died in a salmonella outbreak that U.S. health officials believe stems from tainted cucumbers sold by a California company. Texas health officials on Wednesday blamed salmonella for the death of a woman in late August who had serious underlying health conditions. A 99-year-old... more »
  • Cooking In Central 2015 Play Video

    August 31, 2015 9:12 AM

    CENTRAL- Cooking In Central is a giant tailgate that combines a passion for education with people's love for LSU football. The event helps raise money for the Central Community School System. In 2008 organizers decided to put the Cooking In Central proceeds toward schools in the city. Over the... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Capital Chef's Showcase Play Video

    August 28, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Chef's Showcase has delicious food for a great cause. The showcase is Cancer Services' signature fundraising event and will feature some of the finest restaurants in Baton Rouge. The Capital Chef's Showcase has been going on for more than 30 years in the Baton Rouge area.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tour Play Video

    August 18, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Food Tour is a perfect way to explore restaurants and other attractions in the area. It gives groups the perfect taste of southern Louisiana cuisine and culture. This morning the tour's founder, Kim Harper stopped by 2une In to tell us more about... more »
  • Blue Bell posts video of truck, but don't get excited yet

    August 11, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - You might say Blue Bell broke the Internet today when the company tweeted a video of a truck leaving a loading dock and a message that ice cream will soon return to store shelves. Our trucks are on the road again… And yes, they are... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Capital City Grill's Mahi Corn Maque Choux Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Capital City Grill's Y'zell Williamson was back in the 2une In kitchen on Wednesday. On this week's Chef of the Month segment Williamson cooked up some Mahi Corn Maque Choux. It's one of the most popular items on the restaurant's menu. Check out the video for some... more »
  • Can't beat 'em, eat 'em Play Video

    July 21, 2015 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Invasive species cost the U.S. $120 billion every year. ‘Can't beat ‘em, eat ‘em' is a new project that educates the general public about edible invasive species. The initiative teaches consumers about the threat these species pose to natural habitats and shows how they can be turned... more »
  • Camellia Grill to keep its name

    July 12, 2015 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge says the current owner of the Camellia Grill restaurant is the rightful possessor of the popular New Orleans' eatery's name. The judge denied claims from the restaurant's former owner that the name and other trademarks were not transferred in a sale nearly nine years... more »
  • Wine ice cream, maple water -- foods of the future?

    July 3, 2015 3:53 PM

    NEW YORK - There are potato chips -- so, why not chips made from broccoli, chickpeas and kale? It's among the products that were on display this week at the 61st annual Fancy Food Show in New York. Buyers for supermarkets and other retailers milled about the trade show, tasting... more »
  • The Chew - Weekdays at Noon

    June 10, 2015 1:08 PM

    The Chew celebrates and explores life through food, ABC Daytime's lifestyle series. The innovative and groundbreaking daytime program co-hosted by a dynamic group of engaging, fun, relatable experts in food, lifestyle and entertaining. The Chew serves up everything food -- from cooking and home entertaining to food trends, restaurants, holidays... more »
  • Kids in the Kitchen: Pesto Shrimp Kabobs Play Video

    June 8, 2015 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- This morning on Kids in the Kitchen, News 2's Kylie Dixon was back at Pennington Biomedical cooking something healthy that the whole family can enjoy. Make sure to watch the video for directions on how to make delicious Pesto Shrimp Kabobs. Pesto Shrimp Kabobs Makes: 15 Kebabs... more »
  • Toasted truck had proper license before fire Play Video

    June 5, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bar-b-que pit is the reason one food truck in Baton Rouge is toast. Earl's Express caught fire Thursday on Plank Road and burned to a crisp. Firefighters said the converted bus had a charcoal grill inside, which is against the law. According to the... more »
  • DCFS investigating SNAP fraud after storms Play Video

    May 8, 2015 4:32 PM

    NEW IBERIA - State family services officials said Friday they're investigating possible food benefits fraud in Iberia Parish after recent severe weather. Secretary Suzy Sonnier with the Department of Children and Family Services said people who lost power during the April 27 storms could get replacement money from the... more »

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