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The LABBD Top 5


Each week will feature our top 5 restaurant picks.

1. Pearl's Country Kitchen -Opelousas* * * * *

2. Bayou Cafe - Baton Rouge * * * * 

3. Glenda's Creole Kitchen - Breaux Bridge * * *
 
4. Veronica's Cafe - Carencro  * * * 

5. N & Out Soul Food - Baton Rouge * * * 
WEEKLY RESTAURANT CRITIQUE

   N & Out Soul Food and Catering
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I recently visited one of Baton Rouge's newest Soul Food hot spots and was pleasantly surprised with the truly authentic flavors on the menu. N & Out Soul Food and Catering offers delightful down home choices with a Jamaican twist. The atmosphere was a typical dive environment and the staff were very friendly. From the moment that I walked through the door the aroma of a stewing meats and simmering gravy's filled my nostrils and my stomach immediately began to churn. At the suggestion of my waitress I ordered the oxtail with white beans which was served over rice, and  boy id I make the right choice. The oxtail were seasoned to perfection bringing out the rich flavor of beef oxtail. They were fall off the bone tender and melted in my mouth. The white beans were creamy and were enhanced by the flavor of smoked pig tails giving way to a hardy and satisfying meal. I completely enjoyed my visit to N & Out Soul Food and will be back!!!! 

                                         - "Chef  T"
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1. Do not file exempt on your with-holdings throughout the year, because you will payback when filing your taxes.

 2. If you’re self employed, make sure to keep up with your log book & receipts.

3. If you’re self employed and plan on purchasing a home, DO NOT deduct everything, because the lender will consider the total amount of income AFTER deductions. 

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK
EMLA Care Clinic is a full service doctors office backed by providers with over 30 years of medical experience serving ALL AGES. In House labs and therapy for low back pain. While you care for others, allow the friendly staff at EMLA Care to care for YOU!  Patients at EmLa Care Family Clinic can make appointments to be seen immediately or walk right into our family practice clinic. The staff are on standby to handle your urgent needs or answer any questions. Located in the heart of Baton Rouge and only 6 minutes away from the beloved tiger stadium. EMLA has a state-of-the-art facility with the finest equipment around to treat any issue. When it comes to the health of your family, put your trust in EmLa Care Family Clinic where our providers have over 40 years of combined experience.

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Baton Rouge, La 70808

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FOODS THAT LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
Bell Peppers

Making some stuffed peppers for dinner tonight could be the first step on a journey toward a healthier heart and lower blood pressure. Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, with more of the potent antioxidant than even citrus fruits, which has been shown to improve cardiac function and lower blood pressure. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that loading up on vitamin C reduced blood pressure by 5 millimeters of mercury in patients with hypertension, making these versatile veggies a smart addition to any meal plan.
Apples

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, particularly for those struggling with high blood pressure. In addition to the 4.5 grams of blood pressure-lowering fiber you’ll get from each apple, you’ll also enjoy a healthy helping of quercetin, which has been deemed an effective antihypertensive, according to the results of a study conducted at the University Complutense of Madrid’s School of Medicine.
Pink Grapefruit

Start your day with a round of zesty pink grapefruit and see your blood pressure numbers shoot into a healthy range in no time. In addition to being an excellent source of blood pressure-lowering, immune-boosting vitamin C, pink grapefruit is a good source of lycopene, which multiple studies have deemed effective at reducing blood pressure. In fact, a Finnish study published in Neurology reveals that study subjects with the highest concentrations with lycopene in their blood decreased their risk of stroke by 55 percent.