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Caliente a “hot” spot for Mexican food craving

Ricardo Barraza set an ambitious goal for himself: He wanted to open his own restaurant by the time he was 22 years old. He didn’t miss by much when he opened Caliente Mexican Craving in Central at 23. After finishing high school in Paras, Coahuila, Mexico, Barraza came to the U.S. and worked at restaurants in Pensacola, Fla., Hammond and then Baton Rouge. “I’ve always been in the restaurant business, since I was 17,” said Barraza. “I started washing dishes then worked my way up to busboy, server and then manager. I learned as much as I could about the business.” That knowledge helped him when he moved to Central and opened Caliente Mexican Craving in December of...

Caliente a “hot” spot for Mexican food craving
posted on: Jul 10, 2013

WF Parish Hospital earns prestigious recognition again

You can’t blame Lee Chastant if he’s pretty enthusiastic these days. For the second straight year, West Feliciana Parish Hospital has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access hospitals for patient perspective in the country by the National Rural Health Association. “We’re proud of it,” said Chastant, WFPH’s CEO. “It’s an independent survey of patients and we were chosen based on patient satisfaction.” The award will be presented in October in Austin at the NRHA’s annual conference. In all, 60 hospitals out of more than 1,400 with 25 beds or less in the United States were announced, 20 per each category of performance: The three evaluation categories were:             Quality Index: A rating of hospital performance...

WF Parish Hospital earns prestigious recognition again
posted on: Jun 25, 2013

Regional Business Briefs – May

 New location for Lane Wound Center Lane RMC announced recently that the Lane Wound Center & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has moved into its new location, 4917 West Park Drive, located directly behind the Medical Pharmacy on Lane’s campus at 6300 Main Street in Zachary. Lane’s team of nurses provide advanced therapies for most wounds, such as diabetic, non-healing surgical, traumatic and infected wounds, as well as a variety of ulcers needing wound care. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used on more serious injuries or compromised wounds, providing 100 percent pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. This high-pressure dose of oxygen, known as hyperbaric oxygen, greatly increases the amount of oxygen delivered to body tissues by the bloodstream. Hyperbaric Oxygen...

Regional Business Briefs – May
posted on: May 9, 2013

CrossFit Zachary provides unique, fun way to stay fit

Fabian Herrera loves what he does and his enthusiasm is quickly evident when he explains what he does. “I get to change people’s lives, I love what I do,” said Herrera, who operates CrossFit Zachary, which is growing quickly through word of mouth as a popular way to get fit, stay in shape and take personal fitness to the next level. “We’re not your typical gym. We’re a community and we all cheer for each other to succeed and help each other. Everybody has different abilities, different ages, different body sizes and different weights. The beauty of the program is that it is designed to allow people to work at their own pace.” Herrera, a native of San...

CrossFit Zachary provides unique, fun way to stay fit
posted on: Apr 15, 2013

A-1 Safe & Lock: Experienced and Trustworthy

When you need a locksmith, you want someone who is experienced, trustworthy and provides quality work at reasonable rates. A-1 Safe & Lock fills that bill, according to owner Kyle Jeansonne. The business is locally-owned and operated and has been serving the Baton Rouge area for over 40 years. Jeansonne apprenticed with the older gentleman who was the previous owner and eventually bought the business from him in 2003. He is a certified ASSA High Security Locksmith. Jeansonne said, “We are a full-service locksmith and service safes, locks, and keys. Our staff has the expertise to handle any project from start to finish. With A-1 Safe & Lock, you can rest assured that your most precious possessions are...

A-1 Safe & Lock: Experienced and Trustworthy
posted on: Mar 21, 2013

Dinner in the Field showcases Slow Food movement

Published February 2013: The third annual Dinner in the Field and Farm Tour is scheduled for March 24 at Oakland Plantation in Gurley. The event showcases a movement that is growing, a movement that promotes clean, healthy, local foods as well as the farmers and the producers behind them. The popular Dinner in the Field is a fund-raiser for Slow Food Baton Rouge, which is part of an organization that is focusing on ways to help Americans eat healthier with more organically-grown and farm-raised foods. According to www.slowfoodbr.org, Slow Food is a movement that “envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is food for them, good for the people who grow it and good...

Dinner in the Field showcases Slow Food movement
posted on: Feb 21, 2013

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