Lagniappe

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is Bringing Back the Picnic

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Picnic Provisions & Whiskey opened its doors, and of course outdoors, Wednesday, May 27, to friends and neighbors for delivery, carry-out, dine-in, and catering on the corner of Magazine and State streets. Picnic was founded…

Girl Scout Summer Camp Goes Virtual

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - A message from the Girl Scouts of Louisiana East:   In the interest of the health of our camp staff, girls, and their families, GSLE will not be hosting girls at our three camps in southeastern Louisiana this summer.…

Upturn Arts Launches First At-Home, Virtual Summer Camp

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Upturn Arts has opened registration for U-Turn, the organization’s first at-home, virtual summer camp program. This program, which is set to launch June 14, is open to children 4-14 years old. All families in the…

Build a Poor Boy, Feed a Community

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is reopening many of its restaurants following the COVID-19 closures with specially priced six-inch, $6 poor boys in an effort to support the local community. In celebration of getting back to…

The Golf Club at Audubon Park to Reopen Tuesday, June 2

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Nature Institute is progressing with its phased recovery and will reopen The Golf Club at Audubon Park on Tuesday, June 2. The golf course closed on Saturday, March 21, 2020 following with the City,…

Ogden Museum Hosts Online Magnolia Ball Silent Auction

NEW ORLEANS (press release) –  With the health and safety of its supporters in mind, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art has announced that it will forgo this year’s Magnolia Ball fundraiser, originally scheduled for June 6, and transition to…

Copper Vine Now Open for Dine-In Service

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copper Vine is open for dine-in service daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Of course, the restaurant is adhering to all safety protocols, including limited indoor and courtyard seating. Curbside pickup is also available.…

Commander's Offers To-Go: Ready to Heat

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – For the first time ever, your favorite dishes from Commander’s Palace can be enjoyed anywhere in the country as we announce a partnership with Goldbelly, an online platform that ships America’s most legendary foods from…

Galatoire’s Plans Reopening of Dining Rooms

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Galatoire’s is excited to announce it will reopen its dining rooms in Galatoire’s and Galatoire’s “33” Bar and Steak with limited capacity on Wednesday, May 20 in accordance with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Phase 1…

Corona Diaries 2020

Corona Diaries: Friday, May 8, 2020

Didya Ever Notice? … These Weird Things About Life During COVID-19 Thanks for reading my diary entries this week! I’ll end with a listicle.  Following are some of the unusual new facts of life I’ve noticed over the last two months. Read…

Corona Diaries: Thursday, May 7, 2020

  The coronavirus pandemic is a completely different disaster than Hurricane Katrina but there’s a lot about the spring of 2020 that reminds me of the fall of 2005. Recently, I was remembering one event in particular: A few days…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

  The definition of insanity, according to Einstein and the internet, is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” So I must be insane. Right now, as I sit at a desk in my kitchen…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

My family keeps a list (literally, I have a Google doc) of favorite movies that we’ve watched together and enjoyed multiple times over the years. This is partly because we love the art form and partly because when you’re a…

Corona Diaries: Monday, May 4, 2020

  For the last 10 years, my wife and I have lived in a drafty old Victorian house near St. Charles and Jefferson avenues in Uptown New Orleans. Since we have five kids, we’ve needed all of the house’s 4400…

Corona Diaries: Friday, May 1, 2020

  This is the last day of my Corona Diary and I have mixed feelings. I’ve enjoyed writing these, but I’ve also discovered a new level of laziness during this whole lockdown and this has added one more “to-do” at…

Corona Diaries: Thursday, April 30, 2020

  Today something happened that I never would have thought possible — I felt like a 16-year-old again. Want to feel that way too? Forget the anti-wrinkle cream! Forget the supplements! All you have to do is spend at least…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

  First, let me address the giant cockatoo in the room — like, literally, he’s right here next to my feet, butt still wedged into the little schoolbus next to that shifty little penguin. Many of you have asked about…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

  Means, motive and opportunity — we learned about all three in homeschool today. Sure, there was some French grammar at the beginning of the day, a smidge of long division thrown in, but the bulk of today’s education of…

Corona Diaries: Monday, April 27

  My daughter just got caught trying to tie one of our cats to the toilet roll dispenser. My husband is talking to her now. “Never once did you think to yourself,” he’s saying, in an appropriately stern tone, “‘Maybe…