Sep 232011
Common Ground Health Clinic invites you to be part  of the“ Black Tie” Bowling Fundraiser” on Thursday, September 29th at Rock n’ Bowl located in Mid City from 7pm – 10pm.  The event,  CGHC’s, first ever fundraising gala, will be a fabulous affair featuring food, drink (can you say “open bar”?), live music and, of course, bowling.
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Sep 202011

Calling all Saints fans! With the return of the beloved black and gold, Fresco Cafe is offering a football special that can’t be beat – with the purchase of any large gourmet pizza, enjoy a pitcher of Miller Lite or Abita Amber for $1 only. Yes, you read that right – a full pitcher of ice-cold beer for just one dollar. No matter which team you support, now that’s something you can really root for!

Whether you’re looking for a place to grab lunch between classes (Fresco Cafe accepts the Tulane SplashCard and NolaBucks), or need a spot to meet clients or colleagues, Fresco Cafe is the perfect choice. Fresco Cafe is located at 7625 Maple Street, and is open from 11-10 nightly. For more information visit the Fresco Cafe website at, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at

Sep 152011

A man’s home is his castle, the saying goes, but there are some times when a family needs a few extra guards along the walls. Whether you’re going away on business or vacation, and need someone to watch your property, or are just concerned by news you hear from nearby neighborhoods, Admiral Security Services offers a range of security programs custom-tailored for you and your family. Admiral Security Services provides more than just protection: it provides total peace of mind.

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Sep 142011

The Preservation Resource Center’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration  will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This annual homebuyer fair promotes homeownership in historic New Orleans neighborhoods by providing prospective homebuyers with the tools they need to find, purchase, and renovate a historic home.

This year’s Great Neighborhood Sellabration will feature exhibitions about historic New Orleans neighborhoods, along with workshops on how to buy, finance, and renovate a historic home. Also featuring hundreds of properties for sale throughout New Orleans!

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Sep 122011

Fast, professional, and hassle-free: that’s what men can expect when they come to New Deal Hair Salon. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been cutting men’s hair for over 35 years, and knows exactly what men need when it comes to their hair. Time is valuable, which is why Randy offers a high-quality haircut at a minimum of time and cost. Men’s haircuts are only $22, and you can be in and out and back to work in less than half an hour.

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Sep 102011

Great news for all you Hurricane Head fans — NOLA Til Ya Die is now on Facebook and Twitter! Check out the NOLA Til Ya Die pages for news, discounts, new merchandise, and other promotions — and to celebrate the launch, NOLA Til Ya Die is offering a 10% discount with the use of the promo code “UptownMessenger”. Just enter it into the promo code field with your order to receive your discount, and start sporting your local style today!

Founded in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, NOLA Til Ya Die espouses a positive message celebrating how much we love to live here. Free domestic shipping is available for all items, and all major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. To place your order, and to show the city you love some love back, visit

Sep 092011

Education is hard work – whether you’re a teacher, a student, or anything in between, The Retreat New Orleans knows how much time and effort you put into your job. That’s why The Retreat offers a special discount on all its services – hair, facials, waxing, massages, mani/pedis, and makeup – for students and teachers. Normally, students receive 10% off every Tuesday, and teachers receive 10% off all week long. But to welcome you back to school, the Retreat is offering that 10% student discount (with valid ID) for the entire month of September. Now that’s a perfect day to relax after a long day in class!

Making New Orleans more beautiful since 2003, the Retreat is open Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday and Thursdays 10-8, Friday 10-6, and Saturday 9-5. The Retreat New Orleans is located at 801 S. Carrollton (at Maple). For more information or to book an appointment, call 504-866-7724 or visit their website at

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Sep 082011

Marigold Pascaul and Charlotte Ordeneaux wear black and gold fleur de lis and feather headbands, while cheering for the Saints at Tracey's on Magazine Street last season. (Sabree Hill/

Football season is finally here. Why not start the season off right by watching the Saints take on Green Bay tonight down in the Irish Channel, at Tracey’s!  Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar has 18 plasma TVs perfect for watching any football game.  There’s also a full menu featuring the Best Roast Beef Po-Boy on Earth along with great appetizers like wings, cheese fries and boudin balls.

Continue reading to find out more and to view some photos from a Saints viewing party last season at Tracey’s.

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Sep 072011

Six years ago four street medics answered the call put out by local activists Malik Rahim & Sharon Johnson and founded the Common Ground Health Clinic. CGHC was powered by just a little bit of cash and an enormous supply of courage, vision, compassion and tenacity. To honor the founders, the thousands of dedicated volunteers and staff who have followed in their footsteps, and in honor of the 60,000+ people who have been served by CGHC to date, CGHC invites you to a straight up PARTY, at the corner of Teche & Socrates Streets in Algiers, from 4-8 PM on Friday, September 9, 2011.

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Sep 062011

Saints season is here, and to celebrate it, the Kupcake Factory is offering a special coupon of $2 off a dozen regular-sized cupcakes! This offer is only valid until September 14th, so come on in and get your cupcakes today. Throwing a Saints party, and need something sweet to treat your guests? The Kupcake Factory offers a range of customized cupcakes for all your gameday needs — just call ahead to place an advance order. Or, for all you Facebook and Twitter fans, keep an eye on the Kupcake Factory for cupcake happy hour specials — you never know when they’re going to show up!

Offering 12 gourmet flavors daily, the Kupcake Factory serves three locations in the greater New Orleans area: 819 W. Esplanade Avenue in Kenner, 800 Metairie Road (Ste. Q) in Metairie, and 6223 S. Claiborne Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. Contact any location for details about cakes and pricing at 504.464.8884, or visit the Kupcake Factory website and Facebook page for news and an updated schedule of cupcakes. The Kupcake Factory is open daily from 11.30am until 8pm, or until all cupcakes have been sold.

Sep 022011

The results are in: Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is ranked among the Top Local Camera Shops in Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans 2011 poll. To celebrate this, Moldaner’s is offering a special deal on video transfer services. Video transfer is a perfect way to archive your home videos and movies– archiving old formats such as VHS, VHS-C, mini-DV, 8mm video and Hi-8 videotapes into modern formats on DVDs.

Here’s the deal: with any new video transfer, mention the Uptown Messenger and receive a free second DVD with your order. That’s a $15 value, and an extra disc to give away to family, friends, and loved ones.

Call 504-866-6757 today to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you, or email for a free consultation. Or visit the Moldaner’s website at or their Facebook page for more information.

Sep 012011

Dat Dog is expanding! In advance of its move to its new location across the street, which will feature a beautiful, European-style beer garden, the Dogs have already opened up a new outdoor seating area, all the more room in which to enjoy your freshly-prepared dog. Come and check it out, and put a smile on your face with Dat Dog.

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.

"Dat Dog is expanding! In advance of its move to its new location across the street, which will feature a beautiful, European-style beer garden, the Dogs have already opened up a new outdoor seating area, all the more room in which to enjoy your freshly-prepared dog. Come and check it out, and put a smile on your face with Dat Dog.
Aug 292011

Tune in every Saturday for “All Things Local” on WGSO 990 every Saturday morning, 9 to 10 a.m. sponsored by Hollygrove Market & Farm. This show will pull back the veil that exists between consumers and the source of our food and other products and will give a voice to local farmers and other food producers, to local craftsmen, and to the retailers that are selling local products. Podcast of previous shows can be heard on the WGSO website.

This Saturday’s show will focus on The “ReUse District.” Working with for-profit, non-profit, and community organizations  in the 7th Ward, Bywater, Marigny, St. Claude, and St. Roch neighborhoods of New Orleans, The ReUse District aims to promote the appreciation of reused materials and increase the accessibility to them.

Hollygrove Market and Farm is located at 8301 Olive Street in Hollygrove, two blocks off S. Carrollton. For more information visit

Aug 272011

You asked for it, and NOLA Til Ya Die gave it to you! The summer blowout sale is now extended through Labor Day, September 5, so get your orders in now.

NOLA Til Ya Die is perfect for anyone who wants to show their local pride with a range of products – shirts, hats, water bottles, coozies, flags, and can coolers – featuring the iconic Hurricane Head logo with the river in his grin.

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Aug 262011

Cupid was trapped in the Atachafalaya Basin days before the Morganza Spillway was open. He surely would have drowned if left out there. Please give Cupid a second chance at a great life! . He is a 2 years old, UTD on shots, crate trained and neutered. Cupid LOVES to play with other dogs and would make a great companion for your lonely dog. He is neutral to cats. Click for a quick video of Cupid at play:) (Sabree Hill,

This month Zeus’ Place would like to introduce you to several adoptable dogs that all have had rough beginnings.  Several of the dogs were severely burned, while some were starved, abused & abandoned. Others  just need to find good homes.  Zeus’ Place has taken wonderful care of these dogs with medical care and love, but they are ready to find permanent homes.  Continue reading to find out more about Cupid, Lilac & her puppy, Cocada, Pearl, Clark, Nutter Butter and Dylan.

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Aug 252011

It’s the look that people in New Orleans live in: relaxed, contemporary, and natural. A look that works with the seasons, and works with your own personal sense of style. A look that works all day long, from going to work in the morning to going out in the evening. A look that mothers, daughters, and granddaughters have been cultivating for generations. It’s the look of gae-tana’s.

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