The governing board of Audubon Charter school will meet Saturday morning for a training session at an Irish Channel church while the school remains closed for the Mardi Gras holidays, officials said.
One of the things I enjoy so much about where I’m working these days is the fair amount of freedom I get to produce what I want instead of being held to a list of prescribed recipes and procedures. Once a chef has spent a certain amount of time in self-employment, it is extremely difficult to go into someone else’s kitchen and do their thing their way – just as it would be for anyone in any industry to similarly adapt.
During the Great Job Searches of that dismal year 2012, I purposely avoided applying for employment in any kitchen run by, say, John Besh, Emeril Lagasse or any of the Brennans (among others). There were several reasons, but the chief among them was respect. These folks have excellent reputations and proven track records, and it would be an insult for me to try to “improve” on what they do. Given my junior status in the food industry and my lack of a culinary degree, it would be doubly stupid of me to think I could make their operations better by saying anything more than “yessir” when given a task.
With the much-enjoyed 2013 Mardi Gras now an endearing memory it’s time to turn our attention to the Lenten season and fasting. It’s always good to give up things like fancy desserts and fine liquor for a few months but with politicians like ours, we’re giving up much more.
Allan and Danae liked Bobby Jindal the Congressman — but not Bobby Jindal the Governor. This Lent, we are thinking about all those college students who have been negatively impacted by the constant cuts to higher ed. We’re thinking about the thousands of Medicaid recipients who will no longer get the quality of services they need; and the mental health patients and their families who are suffering because doctors, clinics and hospital beds are not available.
St. Michael’s Special School in the Irish Channel still has hundreds of tickets remaining for its Chefs’ Charity For Children fundraiser next week that will help support its mission of serving developmentally delayed children and adults, according to a report by Bill Capo and our partners at WWL-TV.
With the final day of Carnival mostly spared by rain yet again, the Krewe of Zulu greeted Uptown crowds early, followed by the Krewe of Rex’s presentation of “All Creatures Great and Small” to close out Fat Tuesday.
A misty evening made for light crowds on the Uptown route, but the Krewe of Orpheus proudly presented a tribute to bygone krewes in “The Unseen New Orleans Carnival,” and the Krewe of Orpheus recalled its own themes from the past 20 years of “Rhythm, Rhyme and Revelry.”
A probable-cause hearing that could lead to two teenage suspects in last week’s rape and kidnapping of a woman in the Garden District being tried as adults has been delayed until Wednesday, reports Brendan McCarthy of our partners at WWL-TV.
Two more incidents involving the illegal possession of guns were reported while the Bacchus parade rolled Sunday evening on Uptown route, police reports show.
A 26-year-old man was shot several times inside an Audubon Street home early Monday morning, according to police reports.
I really just wanted to write a fluff column about parking during Mardi Gras. That’s all. The message was going to be: “Don’t park too close to the corner because it cuts visibility and causes accidents, particularly in times of high traffic.”
Instead, I’m going to write about how easy it is to fall victim to police misconduct, particularly when taking photographs in public.
Dodging dire predictions of rain, the Krewe of Okeanos rolled with their “Getaways” theme on Sunday morning, followed by the Krewe of Mid-City’s presentation of “It’s About Time” and the Krewe of Thoth’s salute to kings.
With thunderstorms expected across New Orleans from Sunday morning until Fat Tuesday, many of the remaining parades will strive for earlier start times, officials announced Saturday afternoon.
Police reported four more gun cases along St. Charles Avenue as parading on the Uptown route resumed this week — one on Wednesday night and three on Thursday, according to crime maps.
A 22-year-old woman on Bourbon Street got into what she thought was taxi but was then raped by the driver and dropped off in Central City, and police are now seeking the public’s help in finding him.
The Krewe of Iris celebrated festivals throughout the state of Louisiana on the Uptown parade route Saturday, followed by a subversive history lesson from the Krewe of Tucks.
Fire broke out at the F&M Patio Bar around 2:30 a.m. and was brought under control about half an hour later, according to a report by our partners at WWL-TV.
The Krewe of Hermes led off Friday’s parades with “The Theatrical Baroque;” Le Krewe d’Etat followed with “The Dictator’s Reading Room,” and the Krewe of Morpheus had a “Night at the Movies” on the Uptown route.