UPDATE: Based upon feedback from family members, I have provided additional recommendations for restaurants in the Baton Rouge area. If anyone else out there knows of something that needs to be on this list that I have left off, feel free to let me know about it in the comments.
Today I would like to offer my services as someone who has grown up in Baton Rouge and still has strong knowledge of that city for the benefit of those of you Georgia fans who plan on making the trip for the LSU game next month. Here are my unsolicited recommendations on places to eat, places to stay, and things to do while in the BTR.
By Air: Delta offers nonstop service to Baton Rouge. Northwest also offers service to Baton Rouge, with the obligatory stopover in Memphis. American and Continental also offer service to Baton Rouge, if you don’t mind going through Dallas or Houston.
From the Baton Rouge airport, head south on Veterans Memorial Blvd until it ends at Harding Blvd. Turn right on Harding and go under I-110, then get onto I-110 south. (The ramp goes off to the right.) Stay on I-110 south; this will take you to downtown Baton Rouge. After this, you’re on your own as far as finding your hotel.
By car: There are two ways to go.
Option 1: Take I-85 south to Montgomery, I-65 south to Mobile, and I-10 west to Slidell, LA.
Option 2: Take I-20 west to Birmingham, I-20 west / I-59 south to Meridian, MS, and I-59 south to Slidell, LA.
From Slidell, take I-12 west to Baton Rouge. Then merge onto I-10 west and that will take you to downtown Baton Rouge. From here, you’re on your own as far as finding your hotel. Continue reading “The Bulldog Tooth Bonus Feature: Unsolicited Recommendations for Those of You Who Plan on Going to Baton Rouge Next Month”