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  • Tiger fan talks about being kicked out of restaurant for being a Tiger fan check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2015 12:08 AM

    DESTIN – A restaurant here is trying to make a bad situation better by sponsoring a party where proceeds benefit a scholarship after one customer and LSU fan's story about service at the eatery went viral Thursday. "We were greeted by the manager, and the first thing he said... more »
  • LSU receives $1M donation from estate of restaurant owner

    October 16, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has received a $1 million donation from the estate of Thomas J. "T.J." Moran, a longtime Baton Rouge restaurant operator. The funds will go to four programs at LSU. Members of Moran's family visited campus Thursday to present $250,000 donations to the university's Paul M. Hebert... more »
  • 1 arrested after firing shots outside Gonzales restaurant

    August 24, 2015 2:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of firing shots during a fight outside of a Gonzales restaurant Sunday night. Gonzales PD said they responded to reports of shots fired at Quaker Steak and Lube, located a 2706 South Cabela's Parkway, just after 9 p.m. Once... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tour check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Federal judge throws out death sentence in double murder

    July 28, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal judge has overturned Todd Wessinger's death sentence in the shooting deaths two decades ago of restaurant co-workers 27-year-old Stephanie Guzzardo and 46-year-old David Breakwell. U.S. District Judge James Brady ordered a new penalty phase hearing be held for Wessinger who has been on death row... more »
  • Chef of the Month: Capital City Grill's Mahi Corn Maque Choux check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Tabasco headquarters getting new visitor center, restaurant

    July 21, 2015 6:17 AM

    AVERY ISLAND- McIlhenny Company, the maker of Tabasco Sauce, is expanding and renovating the visitor center at its Avery Island headquarters. The company will soon be opening a restaurant serving authentic Cajun food, as well as offering an expanded tour highlighting the process of making, bottling and distributing the spicy... more »
  • Pat's Cajun Seafood & Steak: Crawfish ettouffee check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2015 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A relatively new eatery on Jefferson Highway aims to please its patrons with fresh cajun cuisine guaranteed to leave a smile on the faces of friends and families. Another key rallying point behind the Pat's Cajun Seafood & Steaks mantra revolves around leaving its patrons contended with... more »
  • Taste of Ascension check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 7, 2015 8:30 AM

    ASCENSION- The first ever "Taste of Ascension" celebration is coming up in just a few days. The culinary event, hosted by the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission, gives locals and visitors the opportunity to sample delicious meals from restaurants around the parish. Taste of Ascension will highlight some of the... more »
  • Chicken Shack 80th anniversary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2015 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A local restaurant is celebrating a milestone anniversary this weekend. Chicken Shack has been a staple in the Baton Rouge community for 80 years. The restaurant has been a family-run business since its very first day in operation back in 1935. That's when New Orleans native, Tommy... more »
  • Women who recieved racist receipt ask for apology

    May 22, 2015 6:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The women who received a racial slur on their dinner receipt asked Friday for a public apology. The women were at Huck Finn's in the New Orleans French Quarter on Thursday afternoon. They sent one of the plates back and said they received the bill with... more »
  • Drew Brees, wife Brittany become Walk-On's co-owners

    May 20, 2015 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany announced a new addition to their family Wednesday - a restaurant chain. Brees and his wife became co-owners of Walk-On's Enterprises on Monday. The company, whose founders have their roots in LSU , created the Walk-On's sports bar... more »
  • Smashburger to vie for fast-casual burger niche check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 12, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a new place to get your hamburger fix in Baton Rouge starting tomorrow as Robert from Smashburger brought the news to our 4 p.m. broadcast on Tuesday. Smashburger is a Denver-based chain that takes up the made-to-order, "fast-casual" burger banner that has become so popular... more »
  • Owner of 1 French Quarter institution taking on another

    March 31, 2015 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The owner of one French Quarter institution is buying another. Ralph Brennan - proprietor of Brennan's on Royal Street - is buying the Napoleon House, operated by the Impastato family since 1914. The plan for the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group to buy the historic bar and restaurant... more »
  • Fast-food curb in South LA did not cut obesity rates

    March 19, 2015 1:51 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A new study says a Los Angeles law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of the city did not curb obesity or improve diets. The zoning ordinance passed in 2008 limited the opening or expansion of fast-food... more »
  • On the house, plus

    March 3, 2015 7:41 PM

    MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE- A man celebrating with breakfast at a restaurant got a 7-cent refund on his bill since the policy is to give customers a percentage off their bill if its their birthday. Joseph Nelson turned 101 and told a reporter he never thought he would live this... more »
  • Restaurateur Tim Hood dies Monday

    February 9, 2015 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson announced Monday that Baton Rouge restaurateur Tim Hood, owner of The Chimes and Parrain's, passed away after a battle with cancer. The announcement was posted to the The Chimes' Facebook page , saying he would be missed terribly. "His refusal to be overwhelmed... more »
  • Christina, of downtown eatery Christina's, has died

    January 26, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of a popular downtown restaurant has died. Christina Bannister died Monday. She had an aneurysm a few weeks ago and had been on a ventilator for two weeks until family members made a decision to remove it Sunday. Bannister owned Christina's at the... more »
  • Biscuits and bank robbery don't mix

    January 15, 2015 8:06 PM

    NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA- A man who had just robbed a bank made his getaway on foot and then stopped at a diner two-blocks away for chicken and biscuits in western Pennsylvania. It was his undoing. Shane Lindsey was identified by witnesses who told police they saw him run in... more »
  • Downtown development brings parking concerns check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 6, 2015 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the landscape of downtown Baton Rouge changing with more living space, restaurants and bars, downtown developers plan to address parking concerns before it becomes a major problem. Construction on the first tower of the IBM building is set to open in May with the residential... more »
  • Livingston Parish has an $11 million flood plan check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 15, 2014 9:49 PM

    MAUREPAS - There's an $11 million plan to purchase flood-prone properties in Livingston Parish and either tear them down, or raise them above flood levels. In the next year and a half, the parish plans to tackle about 90 low-lying properties. Most of them will be elevated to comply... more »
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    September 8, 2014 2:39 AM

    ATLANTA, GA - A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Associated Press Cathy died early Monday at home surrounded by family members. For decades, Cathy's fast... more »
  • Fire torches Highland restaurant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 18, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Firefighters spent Friday night battling a fire at a strip mall. The fire appears to have started near the Arzi's Greek and Lebanese store in the Kenilworth Shopping Center shortly after 10 p.m. Fire investigators said the fire was caused by a fan motor located in... more »
  • Line cook claims 'GOD' found in eggplant

    July 8, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A line cook at Gino's Restaurant claims he found "GOD" spelled out in his sliced eggplant. Jermarcus Brady said he was slicing eggplant, preparing for Monday's dinner rush, when he claimed he noticed the strange markings in the eggplant. "When I first saw it I... more »
  • WWII museum, John Besh to end relationship

    May 29, 2014 3:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five years ago, John Besh opened the American Sector inside the National WWII Museum but officials say the museum is looking for a change. The John Besh Restaurant Group's management agreement with the museum expires July 31 for both the American Sector, known for its playful updates... more »
  • BR Fire Dept: Arson overnight

    April 19, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Arson is believed to be the cause of an overnight fire at a Baton Rouge restaurant. Fire officials say it happened at a wings restaurant on the 4600 block of Plank Road at around 12:30 a-m. Officials say an outside wall caught fire and the... more »
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

    April 17, 2014 6:52 AM

    MONTEREY PARK, CA - Authorities now say 15 people are hurt after two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. At least five of those injured are firefighters. A spokesman for Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park says six victims... more »
  • Mystery man leaving huge tips in south Louisiana

    April 3, 2014 10:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE- A mystery man is running around south Louisiana, signing away hundreds of dollars in tips; 200 to 300 percent over the typical gratitude on a meal. "I was very excited," said server Brittney Lemoine about finding a $150 tip on a $50 bill. "It was a pretty slow... more »
  • Out-of-town campers in line for free chicken

    April 2, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People lined up overnight Wednesday, hoping to be one of the first 100 in line at a new Chick-Fil-A location. The location on Airline Highway opens Thursday. The first 100 get free chicken for a year. Campers have come as far away as California, Florida, Illinois,... more »
  • Adios to Serranos, hello to Barcadia

    February 18, 2014 9:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A well known Mexican restaurant near LSU closed its doors on Sunday. A statement on Serranos's website says the restaurant decided to end its run after 15 years of business. In its place will be Barcadia Bar and Grill. Barcadia already has one location... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2014 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our February Chef of the Month is Nando Cuellar from Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant in Baton Rouge. 2une In on Wednesday, February 12th for more from Nando and Ninfa's. more »
  • EBRSO looking for restaurant burglary suspect

    January 22, 2014 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are searching for a man wanted for breaking into the KFC restaurant on Bluebonnet. Detectives say on January 10 just before 2 a.m., the man threw a large brick through the front glass door, walked in, and tried to... more »
  • Ciao! Eatery hopes 'Restaurant Impossible' will turn new leaf

    January 10, 2014 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Friday, the curtain was unveiled on a refreshed pizza restaurant that got the attention of reality TV producers. "Restaurant Impossible" spent the last two days at Mama Della's NYC Pizzeria on Jefferson Highway. The restaurant was losing as much as $18,000 until it was closed Thursday as... more »
  • Eight arrested after restaurant shooting and standoff

    December 23, 2013 11:38 AM

    GONZALES - Eight people have been arrested in Gonzales after a shooting at La Mexicana Restaurant. The incident took place Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. Police officers were flagged down by employees and found three people with gunshot wounds outside the restaurant. Five people were detained immediately... more »
  • Race-based claims thrown out in Deen lawsuit

    August 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers,... more »
  • Man arrested for stealing cooking oil

    July 23, 2013 11:39 AM

    CHALMETTE - A 57-year-old New Orleans man has been arrested for allegedly stealing 300 gallons of used cooking oil from a Chalmette restaurant. St. Bernard Parish deputies say he then fled, driving wildly past vehicles down La. Highway 46 on Saturday before he was stopped. The Times-Picayune reports Frank Nelson... more »
  • Etiquette tips for dining out with children check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Our etiquette expert Marthanne Calvi talks about how to behave in restaurants today on News 2 at 4. She covered what to do and what not to do, and how you should handle it when your children get out of hand. If you have etiquette questions... more »
  • Landmark restaurant closed, future uncertain

    June 28, 2013 1:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Brennan's, a French Quarter dining landmark, has unexpectedly closed and its future is uncertain - the latest development in a longtime family feud. Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the founder and until recently a manager of the restaurant, is involved in complex state and federal legal... more »
  • Woman booked with stealing $103K from restaurant

    June 4, 2013 8:47 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- A 38-year-old Terrytown woman has been booked with felony theft for allegedly stealing over $103,000 from the Belle Chasse restaurant she managed. The Times-Picayune reports Plaquemines Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Kristen Carroll on Friday. Sheriff Lonnie Greco said Carroll was employed there from July 2011 until June 2012.... more »
  • Ruling doesn't resolve family restaurant squabble

    May 17, 2013 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge's ruling hasn't resolved a family's power struggle for control of Brennan's, one of New Orleans' best-known restaurants. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan ruled Friday that Owen "Pip" Brennan, a son of the restaurant's late founder, is a shareholder in Brennan's Inc. and retains his... more »
  • McDonald's celebrates 50 years in Baton Rouge

    May 16, 2013 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The McDonald's fast food franchise celebrated a milestone in Baton Rouge. The burger franchise brought its golden arches to the city 50 years ago today. Doc Valluzzo opened the first of many McDonald's restaurants on Plank Road in 1963. Since then the family franchise... more »
  • Bars in La. could see concealed guns approved

    May 2, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurant owners are watching a bill which is intended to allow people with concealed carry permits to bring their weapons into bars. The House already approved HB 48 by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), and it is currently scheduled for a Senate Judiciary committee hearing. The... more »
  • Deputies: woman said she had weapon in hold-up

    March 11, 2013 11:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies investigated an attempted armed robbery Monday evening. A spokesperson said a woman told people inside the Cold Stone Creamery at Towne Center she was armed. Investigators said the woman had her face covered and was caught behind the store. The crime is still under... more »
  • Restaurant employee believed killed in blast

    February 21, 2013 7:08 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a beloved fixture on Kansas City's culinary scene for more than 27 years. A legendary wine list, well-reviewed food, hospitable staff and intimate setting made JJ's a smart choice for everything from popping a cork on a rare varietal to popping the question. But... more »
  • 1 missing, 14 hurt in Kansas City explosion

    February 20, 2013 7:19 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City officials say one of two people who were missing after an explosion destroyed a restaurant has been found but the search continues for a woman who worked there. Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi said early Wednesday that a man who was reported missing... more »
  • Heart Attack Grill's top patron dies of heart attack

    February 13, 2013 7:04 AM

    LAS VEGAS - The unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of a heart attack. The Las Vegas Sun reports that 52-year-old John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week while waiting at a bus stop in front of the diner. He was taken off... more »
  • LSP: Driver who hit restaurant had suspended license

    January 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities filed charges today against the man who ran into an East Baton Rouge restaurant and broke a gas line this week. State Police said Anthony Guidry, 25, of Port Allen was cited for reckless operation, having no insurance, and driving a vehicle while his license... more »
  • Vehicle hits restaurant, breaks gas line

    January 21, 2013 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vehicle ran into a restaurant in the Gardere area this afternoon, breaking a gas line inside according to authorities. It happened in the 9400 block of Burbank Drive around 3:45 p.m. Authorities closed the eastbound lanes of Burbank as a result, and told drivers to... more »
  • Galatoire's returns to Baton Rouge

    January 15, 2013 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New Orleans' culinary flare returned to the Capital City Tuesday. Galatoire's reopened after closing nearly two years ago. The restaurant is in a new location: at the corner of Acadian Thruway and Perkins Road. In March 2011, managers said the restaurant was shutting down temporarily... more »
  • Restaurant cuts staff, blames health care reform check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 15, 2013 6:04 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Businesses are making cuts to their payroll ahead of the implementation of more health care reforms next year from the the Affordable Care Act. Under the law, businesses with more than 50 full-time employees will be required to offer health insurance or face a penalty of $2,000... more »
  • Water threatens popular Livingston restaurant check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2013 10:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Water is threatening the livelihood of residents and business owners in Livingston Parish. Val's Marina, a well-known restaurant, was flooded out during Hurricane Isaac. After a week of rain, water is inching closer and closer to their doorstep. WBRZ's Rosa Flores does a walk-through of the... more »
  • Convictions upheld in restaurant owner's death

    December 31, 2012 8:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state appeals court has upheld a man's convictions for his role in a burglary that led to the beating death of the owner of popular New Orleans restaurant. Thursday's ruling by a panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal affirms Bryant Boudoin's convictions on... more »
  • Audit: Restaurant inspections don't ensure safety

    November 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's Office of Public Health has fallen short in its inspections of restaurants and other retail establishments that serve food, failing to ensure the meals are safe. The audit says the state issued permits to restaurants that didn't correct past violations, rarely assessed... more »
  • Closing times could affect alcohol sales check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2012 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new ordinance introduced at Metro Council could allow bars and restaurants with a Class A License to stay open until 4 am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The ordinance would allow eligible establishments to apply for permits to stay open an extra two hours. Though,... more »
  • Ky. restaurant closed after roadkill brought in

    October 2, 2012 3:36 PM

    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Health inspectors forced a Chinese restaurant in Kentucky to close after the staff brought roadkill into their kitchen, according to reports. According to TV station WATE, the Whitley County Health Department closed the Red Flower Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg after the owner admitted his staff brought... more »
  • Piccadilly files for bankruptcy protection

    September 12, 2012 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge-based restaurant chain Piccadilly's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. According to The Advocate, Piccadilly Restaurants LLC said the filing was to head off "an aggressive legal maneuver" by its lender, Atalaya Capital Management. Piccadilly filed for protection in U. S.... more »
  • Middendorf's set to fry after flood check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2012 5:33 PM

    AKERS - Middendorf's is ready to fry their famous thin catfish fillets again after Hurricane Isaac flooded the restaurant, some areas as deep as six feet. It's not the famous restaurant's first run-in with flood water, one reason owner Horst Pfeifer built the kitchen up high and added a... more »
  • BRPD investigating "unusual" robbery, kidnapping check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2012 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said three fast food workers were kidnapped by two armed suspects during a robbery near Sherwood Forest and Coursey Boulevard overnight. An employee at the store said two men walked in with their faces covered and demnaded cash. The workers at the store complied, and were... more »
  • Fire destroys Cocodrie restaurant

    July 13, 2012 2:45 PM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - A popular restaurant sustained severe damage in a fire early Friday. The fire at Harbor Light, at the southern end of Louisiana Highway 56, was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m. Little Caillou Fire Chief Marty Thibodeaux said damage was extensive. One person sleeping in a rental... more »
  • Ohio restaurant owner dies hours after Obama visit

    July 6, 2012 4:33 PM

    AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio restaurant owner who hosted President Barack Obama for breakfast became ill and died hours later. The Summit County medical examiner's office in Akron says 70-year-old Josephine "Ann" Harris of Copley Township died Friday of natural causes. No autopsy was planned. Forensic investigator Jason Grom says... more »
  • No taco, take this!

    May 30, 2012 7:53 PM

    A Taco Bell customer, angry that he didn't get what he ordered, drove his pickup into the restaurant's glass entrance. Police in Huber Heights, Ohio say Michael Smith ordered at the drive-up window and later realized he was missing a taco. They say Smith returned to the restaurant, had angry... more »
  • Police: Employee knew robbers, let them in restaurant

    March 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an employee of a fast food restaurant that was robbed Friday afternoon. Police say Shakeria Clay, 19, left the door of Raising Cane's at Government Street open so two men could rob it. The two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the... more »
  • Police investigate robbery at fast food restaurant

    March 23, 2012 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Authorities say two men armed with a gun robbed Raising Cane's on the corner of Government Street and Foster. No one was hurt during the robbery. Police say the... more »
  • Famous New Orleans restaurant fueled civil rights movement

    March 3, 2012 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - At the famed Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans, where civil rights movement veterans still recall making plans to change the world over bowls of gumbo, black and white foodies now line up for Leah Chase's Creole cooking. Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, some customers... more »
  • Lady Gaga visits Baton Rouge

    January 19, 2012 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Queen of Pop, Lady Gaga, visited the Capital City Wednesday night and enjoyed fine dining at a famous downtown Italian restaurant. Gaga and a group of friends enjoyed a meal at Little Village in a very casual setting. Waitress Bonnie McCullough took a picture... more »
  • Restaurant owners relieved with naming of suspect in arson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 4, 2012 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The owners of Mike Anderson's Seafood restaurant in Baton Rouge say they feel vindicated now that investigators have named a suspect connected to an arson at the business. The building on Lee Drive went up in flames last month. At the time, owners Mike Anderson and Mike... more »
  • Mike Anderson's damaged by fire overnight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 13, 2011 3:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire Tuesday at a popular restaurant in Baton Rouge. Firefighters responded to a blaze at Mike Anderson's Seafood on West Lee Drive around 1:30 this morning. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire started in... more »
  • Texas man drowns in Prairieville over Thanksgiving holiday

    November 28, 2011 6:25 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- A 20-year-old man from Beaumont, Texas drowned in a neighborhood pond over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says Joshua Fusilier fell out of a canoe, without a life jacket, and couldn't swim. It took friends five minutes to find him on the bottom of... more »
  • BR restaurant employee, customer documents dumped unguarded check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2011 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A restaurant chain in Baton Rouge is vowing to do the right thing tonight after a man discovered boxes of employee and customer data left out in the open for the taking. The man discovered the paperwork at least two months ago, which includes ten years worth... more »
  • Fire destroys popular St. Francisville restaurant

    November 23, 2011 2:48 PM

    A massive fire has destroyed a popular restaurant in West Feliciana Parish. The Elm Park Restaurant in St. Francisville, which was known for southern and cajun style food, burned to the ground overnight Wednesday. Firefighters worked for two hours to put out the fire. The restaurant, which... more »
  • Sheriff: Man who opened fire at Nevada restaurant dies

    September 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Authorities say the man who opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Nevada's capital city has died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the man opened fire at the restaurant at 9 a.m. Tuesday, wounding six people and himself and killing... more »
  • Link to new DHH restaurant inspection website

    August 8, 2011 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein demonstrated the Department's new food safety website, which features the sanitary inspection reports of the nearly 34,000 Louisiana retail food establishments DHH permits and inspects. You can find the website by going to EatSafe.LA.gov ,... more »
  • Restaurant owner John Mosca dies

    July 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Mosca, whose two-room roadhouse near New Orleans serves only big platters of food and has fans as far as Paris and Italy, is dead at age 86. His daughter, Lisa Mosca, says her father died Wednesday night at his home in Harahan. She says he... more »
  • River silt a problem in Morgan City

    June 14, 2011 5:04 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Less than a month ago, News 2 visited a flooded seafood restaurant in Morgan City that had between four and five feet of water from the Atchafalaya River. Since then flood waters have subsided, but owner Robert Conner is dealing with a much bigger problem. In... more »
  • Restaurant owner pleads guilty to tax fraud, bribery

    April 1, 2011 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of several Baton Rouge-area restaurants has pleaded guilty to cooking his books and keeping hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales taxes, according to the U. S. Attorney's Office. Jamal Roman entered a guilty plea in district court today to all charges against him... more »
  • Industry leader: Abolish Baton Rouge ABC board

    February 7, 2011 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of a Baton Rouge restaurant group says he supports a proposal before the Metro Council to abolish the Alcoholic Beverage Control board. Andy Blouin, president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, tells The Advocate that eliminating the board would save money... more »
  • Threats keep Arizona eatery's lion tacos off the menu

    January 25, 2011 1:02 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - An Arizona restaurant has decided to scrap plans to offer African lion meat in its tacos. Bryan Mazon, the owner of Boca Tacos and Tequila, said Monday that his Tucson eatery has received "many threats" against the restaurant, family members, customers and vendors since he announced... more »

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