Lagniappe

Louisiana SPCA Re-opening Spay/Neuter Community Clinic

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic is re-opening the public spay/neuter program following the coronavirus shutdowns starting this week and offering all pet owners free spay/neuter thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities®. One of the…

GW Fins Is Offering Delivery For The First Time Ever

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – From offering fresh-from-the-boat seafood direct to consumers, to providing their popular 3-course $39 Fins Feast Menu via Curbside Pick-Up, selling pints of Salty Malty Ice Cream at grocery stores across the city and now, for…

Sazerac House Will Reopen to the Public On July 1

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Sazerac House will reopen to the public on July 1, 2020, with its signature tours, samples and traditions, with some small twists! In the initial phase of reopening, the Sazerac House will be open…

LeBLANC + SMITH Officially Reopens for Dine-In

NEW ORLEANS, LA (press release) - New Orleans-based hospitality group LeBLANC + SMITH is happy to announce the return of service to four of their restaurant properties: Sylvain, Cavan, Longway Tavern, and Meauxbar. Starting Saturday, June 27, the restaurants will…

Take Paws Rescue - Scentsy Fundraiser

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - One of the Take Paws volunteers and Scentsy representatives, Alicia Vial, is hosting a party just for Take Paws Rescue. For those who aren't familiar with Scentsy, they carry everything to make your home smell…

13th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off Continues Call for Chefs

BATON ROUGE, La (press release) – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board continue the search for chefs who want to participate in the 13th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off for the honor of being crowned…

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do Cancelled

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Nature Institute and Hancock Whitney announced today that Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do, originally scheduled for September 11, 2020, will not take place because of uncertainties related to COVID-19 circumstances in the foreseeable future. This is…

The IDEAinstitute Grand Finale

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join The Idea Village on Wednesday, July 8 for the monthly Community Content series for a Mini-Demo Day featuring pitches from our Spring 2020 IDEAinstitute, powered by Pan American Life Insurance Group. Over the…

Jack Rose & Hot Tin Now Open

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Named the No. 1 “Best Hotel Restaurant” by  USA TODAY 10Best, Jack Rose, the culinary crown of the Pontchartrain Hotel, is now open for dine-in service. Diners can once again enjoy Jack Rose signatures such…

Hope House announces Champions for Children Awards Breakfast

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Children’s Advocacy Center - Hope House, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child sexual abuse on the Northshore, will recognize seven everyday heroes in the community through its new Champions for Children Awards.…

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…