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  • Bill allowing concealed guns in restaurants advances

    April 2, 2014 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill allowing concealed handgun permit holders and off-duty police officers to come armed to restaurants serving alcohol has the backing of the House Criminal Justice Committee. The committee voted 9-4 to advance the bill Wednesday. Metairie Rep. Joe Lopinto says he sponsored the measure to clear... more »
  • Calorie labeling bill backed by Senate committee

    March 25, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bill requiring chain restaurants to provide calorie information on their menus has received the narrow backing of the Senate's health committee. The proposal would require restaurants with at least 15 locations, one of which is located in Louisiana, to label the caloric content of their food... more »
  • Workers coming up short after icy weather Play Video

    January 30, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers who depend on tips for day-to-day expenses say the icy weather left them out in the cold after shutting down roads and closing businesses. Freddie Taylor, owner of Poor Boy Lloyd's downtown, said the deep freeze hurt his restaurant's numbers this week. "It shut... more »
  • Baton Rouge Food Tours invade downtown Play Video

    November 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Food Tours kicked off this month, and owner Kim Harper said the foodies are eating it up. Harper said it's a walking, guided tour which includes delicious tastings at local restaurants infused with fascinating historical and cultural stories. The tour is one mile... more »
  • Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

    June 13, 2013 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law is called the Affordable Care Act, but a glitch could make it unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Here's the problem: The law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer what it calls... more »
  • Program launched to use oyster shells on coast

    June 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new program announced by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is aimed at helping New Orleans area restaurants recycle oyster shells. The coalition on Tuesday announced that Shell Oil Co. has provided $1 million for the program, which will collect the shells and return them to... more »
  • Bill could allow guns in restaurants Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill making headway in the legislature could allow people to bring weapons into restaurants. The proposed law, authored by Rep. Henry Burns (R-Haughton), has already been approved by the House and is pending a Senate Judiciary hearing. Burns told News 2, the law was originally... more »
  • Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 Play Video

    February 7, 2013 6:22 PM

    UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 7, 2013 - No matter who you are, you've felt stressed. Now there's new health concerns that come from dealing with too much stress. Among the things that can trigger stress is personal health concerns, which... more »
  • Miss. casino regulations could be game changer

    January 23, 2013 9:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss- Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports that the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive... more »
  • Baton Rouge expecting overflow, business from Super Bowl Play Video

    January 15, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge tourism officials expect hotel rooms to be at least 90 percent full when New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl next month. Visit Baton Rouge started a marketing campaign in NFL cities a few weeks ago. The focus is now centered on the remaining playoff... more »
  • Restaurant owners calling for more from OPH Play Video

    November 27, 2012 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Restaurant owners and managers say they want stricter guidelines from the Office of Public Health, when it comes to inspections. This comes after a legislative audit showed public health issued permits to restaurants with uncorrected violations, rarely used formal enforcement action, and much more. According to... more »
  • Baton Rouge restaurants open for Thanksgiving Play Video

    November 22, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Stores are not the only ones opening up early for Black Friday. Many restaurants are also expecting big crowds for Thanksgiving. Turkey and dressing is being replaced by things like sushi and soy sauce in places like Nagoya Restaurant. It is one of several eateries along Sherwood... more »
  • New alcohol ordinance signed in EBR Play Video

    October 30, 2012 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden signed an ordinance to relax the city's blue laws and allow bars to sell alcohol on Sundays. Today, bar owners in the area said they're happy they now have the option. "We hope it helps more people come to the areas on... more »
  • Oyster shortage blamed on Hurricane Isaac Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hurricane Isaac is long gone, but it's still causing big problems in Louisiana, this time for businesses who rely on oysters to keep customers happy. At Tony's Seafood in Baton Rouge, the oyster supply is completely out. "Ever since the storm came in they shut... more »
  • Food truck regulation effort in BR fails

    April 11, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Proposed parking regulations for food trucks in East Baton Rouge Parish were deleted from the Metro Council agenda Wednesday, when no one would support Councilman Smokie's Bourgeois push to approve the changes. Arguments before the ordinance died came from food truck vendors, customers, restaurant owners and the... more »
  • New Orleans restaurants ready for football blitz Play Video

    January 2, 2012 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Crescent City could see a half-billion dollar economic impact from multiple major sporting events this week, and restaurants are gearing up to rake in major profits. At Mr. B's Bistro, the key to success relies heavily on consistent food and excellent service. Stephen Archacki has... more »
  • CATS cuts could affect BR businesses

    January 18, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Users of Baton Rouge's transit system say if major changes are made to routes and services, they could get fired. And business owners argue, the city can't run without a bus service. Employers and employees say you may not ride the bus, but many people who work... more »
  • Moveable restaurants cause problems in BR

    August 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    An influx of moveable restaurants is causing problems in downtown Baton Rouge. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on why some restaurants are mad over where street vendors set up shop. more »
  • Chef KD closes restaurant

    July 9, 2010 6:02 PM

    Kevin Diez, known to many as Chef KD, is calling it quits on his restaurant, 'Family Traditions' in Gonzales today. The restaurant, which opened in February, had a positive start. After the oil spill, however, people began questioning whether the seafood was safe to eat. Chef KD says yes. ... more »
  • BR restaurants ready for worst case scenario

    May 4, 2010 10:13 PM

    Restaurant operators in Baton Rouge say customers are coming in with cravings and concerns. Owners and managers told News 2 that customers are asking them what they'll do when the fisheries are overtaken by oil. Some say they'll change menus, while others say they go out-of-state for supply. ... more »
  • Restaurants rebounding from bad economy

    April 26, 2010 8:17 PM

    Americans are splurging ever so slightly on eating out as restaurants rebound in a bad economy, table by table. Business is far from what it used to be, but tables are starting to fill up. Experts say the uptick started in January and picked up steam by March. Sales are... more »
  • Saints fans find great food in South Florida

    February 5, 2010 11:57 PM

    New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, but Saints fans aren't getting homesick for the great food while they're in South Florida. Many restaurants in the Miami area have tailored their menus to entice Super Bowl visitors. Other restaurants didn't have to make any changes at all. News... more »
  • Petition launched against Walker alcohol ordinance

    February 2, 2010 4:53 PM

    A petition launched Tuesday by citizens could change alcohol sales within the town of Walker. A town ordinance only allows for beverages with less than six percent alcohol content to be sold. That amounts to beer, wine coolers and low-alcohol wine. The petition asks for more options. Many citizens in... more »
  • Seafood labeling bill urged in Mississippi

    January 18, 2010 11:06 AM

    A bill that would require Mississippi restaurants to notify customers of the country of origin of their seafood is being prepared for the Legislature. Sen. Tommy Moffatt, R-Gautier, said he doesn't think the Country of Origin Labeling bill will hurt the restaurant business. He said the new proposal... more »
  • State starts internet program selling La. products

    October 27, 2009 6:55 AM

    State officials say a new Internet marketing program is expected to increase sales for Louisiana farmers and fishermen. The state agriculture and wildlife and fisheries departments are contracting with MarketMaker, through which wholesale buyers, restaurants, grocers and the general public can find and purchase products from Louisiana farmers and fishermen.... more »

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