|Photo courtesy of Freetown Fries|
Freetown Fries has been keeping a low profile the past few days with the rain, but with the weather clearing up tomorrow, they should be out serving up this sweet snack.
For those of you who are still sticking to that New Year’s Resolution to keep your calorie consumption low, Molly Kimball of the Times-Pic provides an easy-to-follow guide for consuming king cake — and what you have to do to burn the calories. King cakes rarely arrive on the shelves with nutrition facts, so it’s difficult to know how much will bust your calorie count for the day. Here’s a cheat sheet for you:
One-inch slice (diameter of a quarter): 100 calories
- Burn it! 25 minutes of strolling along the parade route will burn off the calories in a one-inch slice of king cake.
2.5-inch slice (width of iPhone or Blackberry): 250 calories
- Burn it! Catching beads for 78 minutes will negate the calories in this average-sized slice of king cake.
Six-inch slice (length of a dollar bill): 600 calories
- Burn it! To offset the calories in this slab-like piece of king cake, you would need to second line for two hours.
Heaven knows we’ll be dancing enough to burn off these king cake calories in the coming weeks. Chase a couple chickens at a traditional courir de Mardi Gras and indulge without guilt.
The lawsuit filed in New Orleans alleges that more than half the Social Security numbers on Mikal Watts’ client list were fake — either dummy numbers or numbers belonging to someone else, living or dead.
Industry veteran named GM and CEO of Cypress Bayou's casino and hotel operations.
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More local companies expected to take advantage of economic boom.
Should new parents be required by law to attend special classes before being permitted to raise their child? It’s an idea state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, is seriously considering.
The National Conference of State Legislatures estimates $800 million of sales tax revenue annually in Louisiana is not collected and remitted by internet vendors.
State Treasurer John Kennedy argues in a new op-ed emailed to media Tuesday that, with an anticipated $100 million surplus from the last fiscal year, Louisiana should invest the funds in I-49 South.
The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board tells it all: The board has lost sight of its elected purpose.
A public Mass will be held Thursday in New Orleans for artist George Rodrigue, who died Saturday of cancer at age 69.
Eight former employees of The Times-Picayune have sued the newspaper and parent Advance Publications Inc., alleging their layoffs violated a longstanding "job security pledge" and age discrimination laws.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration hasn't done an independent performance review of its $363 million privatization contract for mental health and addictive disorder treatment services.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, December 17, 2013:
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Says ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert, “Obviously, they are not responsible enough to have the privilege of selling alcohol. This blatant disregard of the law will not be tolerated.”
Louisiana's Department of Education isn't properly monitoring the state's voucher program to make sure students are placed in private schools that demonstrate student achievement and success, according to an audit released Monday.
The Supreme Court won't decide if the Obama administration violated a judge's order that struck down its temporary moratorium on deep water drilling after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
First Baptist Lafayette presents its annual Singing Christmas Tree performance with a cast of more than 200, including 85 choir members, in Keep Calm Christmas is Coming.