As the "Capital City", Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state, with an estimated population of 228,895 as of 2014. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, had a population of 820,159 people as of 2013. The urban area has around 594,309 inhabitants.
The Baton Rouge area owes its historical importance to its strategic site upon the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta. This allowed development of a business quarter safe from seasonal flooding. In addition, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas. The city is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples. It was ruled by seven different governments: French, British, and Spanish in the colonial era, West Floridian, United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again.
In a town on the outskirts of Paris, the life of Karim, Abdenour and Mozart search for small acting jobs. Karim's father reassures him that he will someday become someone important. Abdenour, orphaned, promises his brother that he may soon withdraw from welfare. For his part, Mozart, a saxophonist, dreams lead his two friends to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the capital of blues. The dream soon becomes a reality in the wake of Abdenour falling in love with Becky, a young American, and thanks to one of the three friends' tricks allow them to obtain airline tickets to New York. But their search continues across the Atlantic.
I'm stepping out an open door. Sometimes, I wish was locked. Across the hall another's shut The peephole's all I've got You've been warned. I'm sure it's true. I'm so new to love. Just hold on. I want you standing on my shoes with a peruse-like touch through Baton Rouge I'm scared to death to even move. To move. Green strobes still flickering in my head. I cling to everything you said. I finally found your hand But there's only time for you to walk me out. We'll pray to God and brush our tracks
In BatonRouge, the culinary scene ranges the complete spectrum of senses ... Solera, 4205 PerkinsRoad, Baton Rouge, introduced polenta battered fried oysters served with curtido and herb aioli to the menu for a limited time.
At MJ's Cafe (5162 Government Street in BatonRouge), for lunch, Ellis chose the Bae LT, a vegan sandwich of coconut bacon, roasted garlic aioli, heirloom tomatoes, avocado and sprouts on sourdough toast with a Thai-peanut crunch salad.