'225': Unexpected profusion of eats on Florida

'225': Unexpected profusion of eats on Florida




Driving down the concrete highway from River Road all the way across town towards Denham Springs, it may not look like it at first glance—but Florida Boulevard, a corridor that hasn't seen a real heyday since the 1960s, now has one of the hottest food scenes in Baton Rouge. Most intriguing is that this renaissance of food culture is rooted in Florida Boulevard's multicultural inhabitants. Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican cuisines and more can all be found in eateries along side streets and occupying long-forgotten shopping centers. And it's not only the international cuisine that is flourishing. Cajun seafood and mouthwatering soul food give diners options inaccessible in most other parts of the city. Read the full feature by Jay Ducote in this month's 225 here.



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