I'm a television host. I'm a content creator. I also happen to be a journalist. But it all started with my work in graphic design. My serpentine logo has been with me since 2008, originally created in PowerPoint and Ulead GIF Animator--yes, prehistoric--and updated in Adobe Illustrator as a class assignment in 2013. Using the … Continue reading New City, New Branding!
It all started in May of 2017. Actually, it’s more like June of 1995 or the fall of 2013. But let’s just stick with May of 2017… My parents and goddaughters took a trip to Houston to visit my step-uncle for his son’s birthday party. For my eldest goddaughter, it was sheer and utter dread; … Continue reading A Rainy Day in Houston
This is the fourth broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I try the vanilla Mochasippi from CC's Coffee House in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge. Chicken Shack (most popular!) | Toodaloo Shrimp | Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily CC's Coffee House is a chain of cafés launched by Baton Rouge-based Community Coffee. I'm … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — CC’d: Coffee House
This is the third broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I bring you to the Delpit family's legendary Chicken Shack. Toodaloo Shrimp | Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily | TJ Ribs Chicken Shack was founded in 1935 by Thomas H. Delpit, and is native to the Old South Baton Rouge neighborhood. Now celebrating their 80th anniversary, Chicken … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Chicken Shack
This is the second broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I compare boiled shrimp from Tony's and LTK Seafood, two of my go-to places here in Baton Rouge. Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily | TJ Ribs | Kathy Griffin @ L'Auberge Tony's, a household name, and LTK were both selling their shrimp for $8.99/lb. For this … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Toodaloo Shrimp
It’s been a few months since I’ve posted one of these. I’ve been doing Baton Rouge quite a bit lately, but I haven’t been able to document it as well as I had hoped. These next few entries will be about the places I’ve visited over the past year (I’m backed up just that far), … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — The Gilded Lily