Whether you’ve been sitting in Baton Rouge traffic or anticipating a major test, sometimes it’s hard to resist that “I need a drink” feeling. For those rough days, we went beyond the typical cocktail and found six local eateries where you can get booze-inspired dishes and desserts around Baton Rouge.
Abita Amber Infused Stone-Ground Shrimp and Grits
Mansurs on the Boulevard
5720 Corporate Blvd.
A side unmatched in its Louisiana flair, the Abita Amber infused stone-ground shrimp and grits from Mansurs on the Boulevard combine two of our favorite things: beer and brunch. They remind us of the grits we ate growing up, but better.
Crispy Fish Tacos with Beer Battered Mahi-Mahi
The Rum House Caribbean Taqueria
2112 Perkins Palm Ave.
You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday to eat these fresh, savory tacos served with a side of jalapeno coleslaw. Plus, any weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., customers can get two tacos for $7 and three for $9.
Patron Chocolate Bread Pudding
Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine
2323 South Acadian Thruway
Mestizo’s Restaurant may be better known for its Louisiana Mexican cuisine and industrial-strength margaritas, but its Patron chocolate bread pudding will have you feeling some type of way. Even though you might fill up on chips and queso, be sure to make room for this dessert.
Raspberry Champagne Donut
7415 Corporate Blvd.
District Donuts is known for its palatable, rich donuts, and this raspberry Champagne donut is no exception. With a lineup featuring variations of more than 100 different donuts, you have to snag this one when it’s available. Follow them on Instagram @districtdonuts to see what’s offered daily.
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
18135 East Petroleum Drive
Scrolling through Instagram photos of Smallcakes’ droolworthy cupcakes alone is enough to inspire a serious craving. The shop offers a wide selection of booze-inspired rotating cupcake flavors, including White Russian, piña colada, and lemon amaretto. Keep an eye out for Kentucky bourbon, Irish Car Bomb, and Bananas Foster; they’ll be here soon! Contact the store at 225-831-1856 to check out Smallcakes’ daily specials.
4158 Government St.
Curbside offers a fun twist on the standard burger-and-shake combo with six indulgent boozy shakes, with flavors like Death by Chocolate, which has chocolate vodka and Heath bars, or the Jr. Special, which includes Loopy vodka, fruit loops and captain crunch. If you’re in a treat yo’self type of mood, you can’t go wrong with any of Curbside’s creamy creations.