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Thanksgiving Week In Music

Thanksgiving week is usually an interesting one for music.  It always starts with a packed weekend and then slowly settles into the relative quiet of the holiday.  This week we have a couple of great fundraisers at Tipitina’s as well…

Are You From Here?

  It happens all the time, especially if you're in the service/hospitality business, as I am, and the people you encounter day-to-day comprise an ever changing roster of people from out of town. “Are you from here?” they ask. I…

Terminal Trouble

I've been thinking about the Louisiana World Exposition a lot lately. I have a feeling I may not be the only one. But it's not necessarily warm memories tinged with wistful nostalgia. It's because it was an event touted throughout…

Are You Ready For Holiday Sippin’?

  Yes, the holiday season is not far away. That means many local spots are doing their best to conjure up some of the best holiday happy hours around. SoBou (310 Chartres St.) is hosting its Holiday Sippin’ wine tasting…

J'adore Boudin

  I don't usually write about food. There's a reason for that. It's because I don't really know all that much about food. In fact, that was the reason I got hired by Rouse's Market several years ago to write…

Last Call: Fun With Zombies

We cannot prove whether Ernest Gantt was born in New Orleans or not, but that is the legend.  What is easier to prove is that this hospitality character became the renowned Donn the Beachcomber, opened an international string of Tiki-style…

Something Special

Whether you’re seeking time out in a festive holiday atmosphere or a means of entertaining guests without bringing the fa-la-la to your own kitchen, a bevy of New Orleans restaurants have you covered for the season. With a lush hanging…

November

The Bloody Mary Festival The Howlin’ Wolf will host The Bloody Mary Festival on November 2 and 3. Aficionados of the classic alcoholic beverage will be able to sample a wide variety of Bloody Marys, as well as local food…

A Modern Presentation

Many sushi restaurants are cookie-cutter, offering interchangeable lists of the same sushi and sashimi choices. Perhaps they are differentiated by a selection of specialty rolls but, more often than not, one seems much like the other. This is most certainly…

News From the Kitchen

Em Trai Sandwich Co.  Em Trai Sandwich Co. had a very short trip from its initial location inside the St. Roch Market to its new home in the New Orleans Healing Center. The menu includes pho, bao, salads and both…

Pit Perfect

Though largely unheralded outside of their respective neighborhoods, New Orleans has long had a smattering of barbecue restaurants that are respected and sought after for cooking low-and-slow over wood-fueled rigs. “The purveyors and the customers were mostly black and the…

Kitchen in the Garden

In June, New Orleans lost a revered icon with the passing of chef, restauranteur and community leader Leah Chase. Her legacy in the culinary world is undeniable and her belief in the power of food made her special. “Food builds…

Kevin Belton

Kevin Belton knows how to cook up a good time in the kitchen. He often appears on WYES (and PBS stations across the country) and on WWLTV morning programs armed with the trinity, a larger than life laugh and sense…

Beauty That Benefits

Beginning with a Preview Party on Wednesday, October 2 and culminating with a luncheon on Thursday, October 3, St. Charles Avenue and its parent company, Renaissance Publishing LLC and the Renaissance Foundation, together with Presenting Sponsor Ronnie and Natasha Lamarque…

The More the Merrier

Fashion Stylist: Tracee Dundas Makeup: Pilar Miranda Hair: Heidi Schirrmann Model: Alexandria Galiano | ABOUTFACES MTM Agency Location: Laurenia at the Pythian Market     STANDING TALL Black strapless squared jumpsuit with notched front sequined side panels by AG Studio…

A Cajun Theme

Sometimes the dressings outweigh the turkey at my family’s Thanksgiving table. There are those, including me, who must have oyster dressing. A simple cornbread dressing pleases those who don’t like oysters, and you might as well count the must-have mirliton…

Roadside Dining: Easy Does It

A gardener, I came a across Southern Gateway garden center a couple of years ago. A sign reading “90,000 square feet of greenhouses” caused me to slam on the brakes and make a sharp turn off of Belle Chase Highway…

Do you Voodoo?

  As of this writing, the mud hasn't yet dried and City Park is still littered with branches and fronds and more than a few random clothing and Halloween accessories – a lonely sandal here, two socks that look like…

The Return – Brees is Back

  It was an up and down weekend in Louisiana football. The Saints welcomed back their leader Drew Brees, Tulane fell short in recording a dramatic comeback win and LSU might have set itself up to become the number one…

Voodoo Fest Returns

  Halloween weekend in New Orleans means it is time for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in City Park.  As usual the lineup is a blend of established and emergent bands across multiple genres.  The big story this year…

Four Best Places to Eat and Drink This Weekend

  Have you ever wanted to know how to make the best tortilla? Tonight Chef Will Alevar will reveal his family tradition. You’ve probably eaten his family’s tortillas at several restaurants around town, but now is your chance to learn…

Hard Times at the Hard Rock

And the walls came tumbling down. Mostly. And so goes the story of the very soft Hard Rock hotel. You know the story. You probably saw the video. You might have even been there. A lot of people were. On…

Stompa Style

  I don’t even understand how this keeps happening. To be honest, I thought the Saints were going to be 4-4 and praying for the day Drew Brees would return. Fortunately, that was a feverish nightmare by yours truly as…

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

  Tonight is the start of the 14th Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. This is one of the great festivals of the year and it is free to attend with drinks and some amazing BBQ available for purchase. The…