Aug 172011
 

Now is the right time.  If you want to improve your health and fitness, lose weight, or just feel and look better, right now is when you should do it.  Turn off the planning, procrastination, and waiting for the “right” time, and turn on the action.  The only time you can actually do anything is now.  Everything else, thoughts about the future, worries about the past, are just that, thoughts.  But, if you want to change your body you have to take action.  Results come from action. EDGE was created to help you do exactly this – to take action now.

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Aug 162011
 

The word “Fresco” means many things in Italian: “fresh” to describe food and drinks, and “outside” when you’re choosing where to dine. At Fresco Cafe on Maple Street, you can experience the best of both worlds, with a fresh, light Mediterranean-inspired menu in a relaxed, casual setting – including that outdoor patio. With a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastas, and pizzas, and ordering made easy with both delivery and online orders, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice for lunch, dinner, or anything in between.

Keep reading to learn about this taste of the Mediterranean in your backyard.

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Aug 152011
 

Zatarain’s is proud to support Threadhead Records, an innovative new music company that was formed out of a deep love for New Orleans, its music, and its musical community. Since 2007, Threadhead Records has played a key role in rebuilding the musical fabric of the city after Katrina, with a fan-based, volunteer-run company profile, and a unique business model that supports the production and distribution of new music by some of New Orleans’ most beloved artists.

See below for more details on how Threadhead works, and how you, too, can become a Threadhead.

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Aug 122011
 

Admiral Security Services provides customized security services for a wide range of individuals and businesses across the Gulf South. Whether you’re a homeowner hosting an event, a business owner securing your property, or a convention organizer safeguarding your exhibitors and their displays, Admiral Security Services provides you more than just protection: it provides you total peace of mind.

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Aug 112011
 

Hollygrove Market & Farm needs your help! The Fruit Tree Harvesting Project is a finalist for the Pepsi Refresh Challenge, a nationwide funding program that offers $25,000 grants to winning contestants. The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project, one of Hollygrove Market & Farm’s flagship programs, is in need of your support to make it over the top to win that $25,000 and receive brand new equipment, materials, and supplies to help make it better than ever. Click here to support them NOW.

Keep reading to learn how you can help Hollygrove Market & Farm win this Challenge!

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Aug 092011
 

Hot Dog! Dat Dog is now serving ice-cold beer with its dogs. Abita and Miller brand beers are all available for just $3, the perfect way to wash down your hot dog, sausage, or cheese fries. Dogs start at just $5 and sides at $3. Dat Dog is located at 5031 Freret, and is open Tues-Thurs from 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat from 11am-10pm, and Sunday from noon to 6pm. (Mondays Dat Dog is closed; even good dogs have to rest.)

Check Dat Dog out on their website and on Facebook.

Aug 052011
 

The prospect of coloring your hair can feel intimidating, but in the hands of an experienced professional, it’s a simple, straightforward process that can result in a brand new you in no time at all. With coloring services available for women and men alike, the New Deal Hair Salon has 36 years of experience in coloring, styling, and cutting, with expert results at very affordable prices.

Keep reading for more details about hair coloring at New Deal Hair Salon.

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Jul 312011
 

As Common Ground Health Clinic continues our mission to provide quality low cost healthcare to the people of New Orleans, we work to diversify our services and raise the capital necessary for our clinic to grow. This month, there’s a lot going on: medical assistance for the uninsured, HIV testing, and a new fundraiser! Look to see if there is something right for you, or come meet us and find out about the many different ways to get involved and support the work of Common Ground Health Clinic, your community based health clinic.

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Jul 292011
 

LCI Workers’ Comp provides workers’ compensation coverage for over 2000 small and medium sized businesses, mostly located in the metro New Orleans area. LCI writes workers’ comp for all types of businesses — restaurants, retail, professionals, artists, construction, and transportation — just to name a few. No matter how small your business is, LCI will likely have a policy that will work for you.

Keep reading to learn more about LCI.

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Jul 282011
 

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging knows that summertime is the peak time for taking photos – but you don’t want to be caught out with a dead battery. Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is offering a special discount on the purchase of all new cameras from now until Labor Day. For all cameras in stock, buy any new camera and get a second rechargeable battery half-off.

Keep reading for more details on this special deal.

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Jul 272011
 

Wings served with celery and ranch or bleu cheese at Tracey's. The perfect food for watching any baseball or football game. Wings are 6 for $4, 12 for $6, or 18 for $8. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Baseball and football season is just around the corner and Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar is the perfect place to watch your favorite team win with some great appetizers and a cold beer.  Tracey’s has 18 plasma TVs and serves wings, cheese fries, boudin balls and even salads.  There really is something for everyone on game day.

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Jul 262011
 

The Kupcake Factory is more than just cupcakes. The Kupcake Factory specializes in custom wedding cakes for your special day: with a range of batters and icings, from its famous red velvet to its delicious fresh buttercream frosting, the Kupcake Factory has the perfect cake for you. Of course, if you prefer to have a tower of mouth-watering cupcakes instead of  a traditional wedding cake, the Kupcake Factory has a range of flavors and styles to suit you.

Keep reading to see photos of wedding cakes, cupcakes, and more.

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Jul 252011
 

It’s official: the Wall Street Journal has picked Dat Dog as one of the nation’s top spots for hot dogs. “Dat Dog is such a hit,” the Journal writes, “that it’s already moving to a larger space across the street. The German wieners and sausages are cradled in open-faced, grill-marked rolls, and are a feat to finish.”

They’re right on the money — Dat Dog is already planning its expansion to a more spacious, comfortable doghouse, among other exciting changes coming this fall. Keep reading for more details about what’s going on with the neighborhoood’s top dog!

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Jul 222011
 

Preservation Resource Center will be hosting a Sheriff Sale Educational Workshop on July 26th.

Would you like to know more about how to participate as a buyer in the sheriff sale auction process in New Orleans? The City of New Orleans is pushing an increasing number of properties to auction after foreclosing on liens, much as a bank would foreclose upon a mortgage. These “sheriff sales” present investors and potential homeowners with a great way to obtain historic properties (with clean title) at very low cost and restore them to the beautiful homes they once were.
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Jul 212011
 

With record breaking high temperatures this summer air conditioning energy bills can also be reaching new record highs.  Contrary to popular belief, cooling issues in a home are rarely caused by lack of A/C output — instead, they’re usually due to insufficient insulation in the attic. To help you control your energy bills and stay cool this summer, GreenBean Insulation is offering a $150 coupon to readers of the Uptown Messenger off the cost of any insulation work this summer.

Continue reading to find out more about the history and benefits of spray foam insulation used by GreenBean Insulation from the History Channel’s Modern Marvels.

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Jul 202011
 

Only two weekends left! Bee Sweet Cupcakes is continuing its St Joe’s Blueberry Mojito cupcake, after the drink of the same name at St Joe’s Tavern. Featuring Bee Sweet’s famous rum cake topped with blueberry-mint frosting, this cupcake is a tribute to St Joe’s and all things cool and delicious for summer, and will be available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the rest of July. Cupcakes are $3 each (tax included), as always, so come on in and get yours today.

Bee Sweet Cupcakes is located at 5706 Magazine Street, and is open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. Or call ahead to reserve your cakes at 504.891.8333.

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Jul 192011
 

Kittens gather together at lunch time at Zeus' Place as they quietly purr between bites of tuna. All of these kittens are waiting to find good homes and can be adopted at Zeus' Place. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Meet Shaken, Kylie, Worm, Ring and Casper — just a few of the adorable and camera friendly kittens available for adoption at Zeus’ Place. Continue reading to learn more about their unique personalities and what brought them to Zeus’ Place.

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Jul 182011
 

Imagine: it’s sunset, and you’re by the water, the sun sliding gently over the horizon, the waves gently lapping against the shore. It’s nearing dinnertime, and you’re wondering what you’ll have to eat: roasted pork, perhaps, or freshly caught seafood. Plantains and grilled pineapple. A cocktail garnished with an umbrella. After that, you’ll head out for some music, and you wonder what the first notes you’ll hear will be.  “Beyond the reef,” you hear as you walk into the venue, the dreamy voice crooning over the beat. You stop and pinch yourself: are you in Honolulu?

Not anymore. Welcome to an evening spent with Hawaii 504: the only original New Orleans Hawaiian band.

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