In my former life in Missouri, I attended kids’ birthday parties. They were usually held at skating rinks or indoor playgrounds, with apple juice for kids and grownups alike; over-sugared bakery cake; greasy, tasteless pizza; and awkward, tense conversations among parents who don’t know one another. The kids’ parties I’ve attended in New Orleans are […]
Things we know for sure: Summer is over, hurricane season is over and oysters are here. November brings cooler weather, great seafood and the exciting promise of fine-dining as we celebrate that great American holiday, Thanksgiving. Diets go out the window, which occurs like clockwork in New Orleans anyway, and afternoons built around football with […]
Eating season is almost here. Everybody in New Orleans has been living off comfort food for the entire hurricane season. Nothing but red beans and fried chicken, Hubig’s Pies, French fries on poor boy bread with extra mynez, stuff like that. It ain’t what you call nutritious. But pretty soon we can eat real food. […]
Isn’t there a point when stretch limousines become buses disguised as limousines? Recently I noticed one of those vehicles going down Canal Street. Riding in a limousine once meant something special, but that was when a limo was a stately sedan. Nowadays, for every person that can be packed into a vehicle the less special […]
Roy Cheatwood Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal; Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – Banking & Finance; Litigation – Environmental; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants After braving mosquito-infested jungles and scorching heat during the Vietnam War, First Lieutenant Roy Cheatwood of the U.S. Army Infantry came home to attend Tulane University School of […]
Harry Rosenberg Bet-the-Company Litigation; Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar; Criminal; Defense: White-Collar; Commercial Litigation Former U.S. Attorney Harry Rosenberg has taken on many cases in his career and has represented such varied interests as the Louisiana Supreme Court, courts of appeals, judges, other lawyers in the community, the State of Louisiana and several municipalities. With such […]
The National Institutes of Health awarded $9 million in grant funding to Dr. Judd Shellito of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Shellito seeks to develop a vaccine against Pneumocystis, a leading cause of pneumonia in people with HIV. Though it’s considered to be a fungal pneumonia, it doesn’t respond to antifungal treatment. […]
We have a proposal for the annual Bayou Classic football game, which we think will be better for the event, the teams and the city. Our suggestion is this: Have the game at the beginning of each football season rather than at the end. Each Thanksgiving weekend the game matching Southern University against Grambling University […]
Consider this about Thoroughbred horse racing: The average weight of a Thoroughbred horse is 1,000 pounds. The average speed at which it races is often in excess of 40 miles per hour. The average weight of a jockey is 112 pounds. So, when watching a race one has to think: Is riding a horse in […]
For poor boys and muffulettas, New Orleans is the undisputed capital; but when it comes to pizza, talk usually turns to New York. Lately though, one local pizzeria has been turning that around. NAKEDPizza, a fast-growing, New Orleans-based franchise company, has been expanding in New York with a distinctively different take on America’s favorite fast […]
Three years ago this column likened the challenge of developing a local bioscience industry to the impossible task of herding cats: With diverse medical and health science businesses scrambling for position, each bent on charging down its own path, how could these companies be convinced to channel their energy into common goals? Today, while the […]
Travel around New Orleans these days and you can’t help but notice more bicycle lanes, bicycle racks and other bicycle-friendly amenities cropping up. Recently the League of American Bicyclists noticed, too. To signal its approval, this national advocacy group has chosen New Orleans to receive its Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award for the first time […]
The revitalization of the downtown stretch of Canal Street has been the subject of a lot of speeches and speculation, but recently the area’s potential has a new example standing in concrete, glass and steel. The New Orleans BioInnovation Center has officially opened, and this $47-million, state-funded building of labs, offices and conference rooms is […]
CD Chano y Dizzy! In the tradition of Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie (after whom the album is named), Los Angeles’ Poncho Sanchez teams up with the Big Easy’s Terence Blanchard to give new life to the tradition of Afro-Cuban jazz that began in the 1930s and ’40s. This isn’t your daddy’s “Cubop” – at […]
A few Tuesdays ago my fiancé and I visited the Crescent City Farmers Market at the northeast corner of the Tulane Square (formerly and more popularly known as Uptown Square) parking lot at 200 Broadway Ave.
As we waited for the bell to ring at 9 a.m., we saw an amazing amount of fresh produce, chickens, ducks, cheese, baked goods, pies, kettle corn, plants, coffee and much more.
In less than an hour we had purchased a container of chèvre and a container of cow cheese curds (my first time trying these, and they’re delicious) from the same seller, plus a whole chicken, five tomatoes, a box (yes, an actual box) of okra, greens, scallions and a very large bag of kettle corn for my office (thanks Robert Stengle of Ye Olde Kettle Cooker; NolaKettleCorn.com) – all for less than dinner for two on the town.
Though vendors are subject to change, if this market was any indication, the goods offered are incredibly tasty and those behind the booths are knowledgeable, polite and happy to offer assistance.
Look for a Crescent City Farmers Market near you and learn more about their programs by visiting MarketUmbrella.org.