Nov 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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Nov 162011

The New Deal is where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair. Randy Spitler, a native New Orleanian, has been in the same spot on Freret Street for over twenty years, and his results prove it. The New Deal Hair Salon is where you receive all the luxury and personalized attention of a private salon without the price tag that comes attached to it. Featuring a full range of services, including a specialty in Framesi color and coloration, in a quiet, elegant interior, at the New Deal Hair Salon, you’ll be the only client in the salon.

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Nov 142011
Community Thanksgiving Baskets

 This year, the staff & volunteers of  Common Ground Health Clinic are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Basket Give-Away for patients. Common Ground Health Clinic is asking interested patients to come by the clinic and register (it’s free!) for the basket raffle no later than November 17. The winning tickets will be drawn at noon on November 21. You need not be present to win!
Should you be interested in making a contribution to the baskets, that’s great, too!  CGHC is looking for vegetables (canned or fresh), turkey or ham, and other staple pantry items to ensure a bountiful feast for the raffle winners. If you are making a basket donation, please contact Sharon Johnson at the CGHC front desk: 504-361-9800.
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Nov 122011

Be careful what you wish for! This past August, at a conference to mark the 6-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu noted that there were plenty of foods available in other states that were unavailable in New Orleans. Recalling a recent trip to Iowa, he made his point clear: “You can’t get pork chop on a stick at, say, Dat Dog,” he suggested to the audience.

Dat Dog would simply like to say: some dreams do come true.

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Nov 112011

NOLA VFW, the city’s only VFW post, is hosting a Veterans Day commemoration at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, Nov. 11) at our post, 531 Lyons Street (corner of Annunciation).

This VFW post was founded by WWII vets and has been around for decades. However, our membership now mainly consists of OIF/OEF veterans.

If you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, please stop by the post tonight.

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Nov 092011

Tracey’s will celebrate 11-11-11 in style with the Hot Club of New Orleans playing from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and then continue to rock it with the Bourbon Cowboys reunion at 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the birthday of former bartender Johanna. If you can’t come see the Hot Club of New Orleans this Friday, they will be performing every other Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

You can stick around for a Scooter Second Line beginning at Tracey’s at 11 am on Saturday the 12th that kicks of the 3rd Annual Magazine St Blues Fest benefiting the 2nd District Cops featuring New Orleans Scooter Groups including New Orleans Scooter Cooperative, New Orleans Scooter Girls and other Scooter enthusiasts!

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Nov 072011

The introduction of the Beaujolais Nouveau has become a tradition in France and all over the world- a festival of live music, French Food, and ‘new on the market’ wine, for all to relish. Here, in New Orleans, it has become the French American Chamber of Commerce’s main entertainment event, which benefits our year round activities- namely, supporting its lifelong mission to promote French investment in Louisiana and increase trade between Louisiana and France. Continue reading »

Oct 282011

Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging is proud to announce the newest member of the family: its new state-of-the-art Epson 9890 printer. This beautiful machine prints up to 40×60, canvas, fine-art reproduction, poster prints, and giclée prints — printing everything but the kitchen sink. Call Moldaner’s today to see how it can be put to work for you, and for customers who mention the Uptown Messenger when they place an order from this machine, receive 25% off the entire order! This offer is good through Thanksgiving only.

Moldaner’s is ranked in the top three camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. Limited-time only specials are available on the Moldaner’s Facebook page, or visit the Moldaner’s website at for more information.

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Oct 272011

Running around for Halloween? Need somewhere to stash all that candy? Keep it all together in your brand new NOLA Til Ya Die backpack, featuring the iconic Hurricane Head with ‘the river in his grin.’ Keep your flask, water bottle, and koozies in one place, and make sure you have stickers for your friends! Enter discount code “BOO” for 10% off any order between now and Halloween, AND, because the holidays are almost here, with that same code receive a free t-shirt (our pick) with any order over $25 for the rest of the year!

For more information, visit Trick or Treat!

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Oct 192011

Green jello shots from Tracey's. (Sabree Hill,

This Friday, Oct. 21st Tracey’s Original Irish Channel Bar will be celebrating with a Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Party! Green jello shots, green drinks, corned beef and cabbage… Tracey’s will be in full Irish spirit with a great lineup:
Steve Reynolds the Magnificent Magician 4-6pm
Hot Club of New Orleans will play from 5-7pm
The Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Party is just one of the many fun things planned for the month of October at Tracey’s.  Continue reading to find out more October events at Tracey’s.
Oct 182011

Saints fans! Fresco Cafe is continuing its football special from September: 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! Throw in the new fall special – a cranberry and walnut chicken salad, served either as a wrap or over greens for just $8.75 – for a perfect way to cheer on the black and gold.

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

Oct 152011

Admiral Security Services provides customized security programs and services for a wide range of sectors, businesses, and events across the Gulf South. For over 15 years, Admiral Security Services has provided quality protection for conventions, exhibits, commercial and industrial sites, film sets, and private events such as weddings, receptions, and parties.

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to host an event this summer, a business owner looking to secure your investment, or a hotelier or convention organizer looking to safeguard your facility, Admiral Security Services provides you more than just protection: it provides you total peace of mind.

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Oct 142011


For the entire month of October, Hollygrove Market & Farm is celebrating three years of providing fresh, local produce to the city of New Orleans. We appreciate our customers who have been with us for the long haul and want to thank our first time guests for stopping by.  To show our appreciation we have fun give-a-ways, family activities and of course, a lot of great FOOD!!


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Oct 112011

Fall is just around the corner, and to celebrate the change in seasons, the New Deal Hair Salon is pleased to offer a discount on all wetline hair products for the month of October. With the mention of this ad on the Uptown Messenger, all shampoos and conditioners from Framesi and Eufora will be 20% off all month long. Call Randy Spitler to set up your appointment today.

The New Deal Hair Salon is where you go when you want to experience talent and a true desire to make you happy with your hair. Free consultations are always available. The New Deal Hair Salon is located at 7321 Freret, just two blocks from Tulane, next to Café Freret. Sessions are by appointment only – for appointments call 504.861.7111.

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Oct 102011

Zatarain’s is proud to support Chefs Move!, a year-long scholarship program for minority students from New Orleans to attend culinary school at the French Culinary Institute in New York. This year, Chef John Besh will be the local-area mentor for the program. The scholarships, which include full tuition, room and board, equipment, and travel, are paired with job placement assistance while in New York and an intensive 8-week internship with a Besh Restaurant Group restaurant.

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Oct 062011

 Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans (LFNO), Louisiana’s newest French School invites you to attend its Open House on October 11 at 6pm at its Claiborne Campus, 5401 Claiborne Avenue.  As a Type 2 Public Charter school, LFNO is open to all residents of Louisiana and will offer both the Louisiana Diploma and French Baccalaureate upon 12th grade graduation.  Visit for more information.

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