— by Cynthea Corfah: Walking into Sweet Society is like a mini trip to Japan. 

Next to the entrance, there is an enticing, colorful wall of Asian snacks like Pocky sticks, shrimp chips, wasabi-flavored peas and Japanese gummies. The seating area is a lively lounge spot with K-pop music videos playing overhead and a wall of Maneki-neko, the waving cat figurines meant to bring good luck. There’s no place like it in Baton Rouge…

Image courtesy of Catrice Coleman