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 www.lfno.org for more information.

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Oct 042011
 

Hands sore and tired after a long day at work? Nails chipping and peeling, and everything else you’ve tried not working? This month, come by the Retreat New Orleans for a special discount on Shellac nail treatment – the #1 treatment going today. Normally $35, this treatment is available at a special discount of $25 for readers of the Uptown Messenger – just mention this ad when you book your appointment and receive your $10 off today! Limit one-time discount per client – the last day of this special is October 31st.

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 http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.

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Oct 032011
 

Say hello to fall! To celebrate the change in seasons, the Kupcake Factory is launching four new flavors this month: Peach Streusel, Pumpkin Spice, Pecan Sweet Potato, and a special new flavor, Pineapple Inside-Out (a cupcake version of a pineapple upside-down cake). That’s not all, though: because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Kupcake Factory is also offering special pink cupcakes all month long. Come on in and pick yours up today!

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.

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Sep 282011
 

The right piece of jewelry can completely change a look. At gae-tana’s, you’ll find a wide selection of contemporary jewelry and accessories to accent your existing wardrobe, adding a subtle touch of style at an excellent value. Offering only the latest designs, gae-tana’s will help you find that little extra something that you need.

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Sep 272011
 

The big news at the Dog is that we are planning on expanding our menu with sausages from around the world.  This is being done for the buildup to our opening across the street at 5030 Rue Freret which will allow us larger indoor and of course cafe’ seating outside with all the smutz. We are also in the process of working on new uniforms to greet the move: we’ll test Tuxedo Fridays as well as Fez and French Fridays over the next few weeks.  Our fans and customers will have a chance to decide which style is best.  We are proud to be a part of Freret St. New Orleans and we are proud that New Orleans now has a Quality Hotdog Stand in the top 10 rated in America.  Go New Orleans.  Go Freret. Go to the Dog.

Sep 262011
 

It’s never too early to begin planning a Christmas list. This year, skip the gift card and give your loved ones a more personalized gift. Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging offers a variety of services to digitize all your photographs, negatives, and slides, and turn those memories into a gift they will treasure forever. Whether it’s just you and your spouse or the whole family, Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging will create the perfect display for your cherished memories. Photo collages, canvas prints, photo pillows and quilts – unique gifts for that unique person. Now’s the time to start planning – so pick up the phone and call today.

Moldaner’s is ranked among the top camera shops in the Gambit Weekly’s Best of New Orleans poll. Call 504-866-6757 or email moldaners@aol.com for a free consultation to learn more about what Moldaner’s Camera & Imaging can do for you. “Like” Moldaner’s Facebook page to get updates on limited time specials, or visit the Moldaner’s website at http://www.moldaners.com for more information.

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Sep 232011
 

TODAY, Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans in partnership with International Justice Mission & Louisiana IJM Advocacy Group invite you to attend a special presentation on the global sex trafficking and human slave trade and “What It Means to Be a Modern Day Abolitionist.” Sat, Sept 24, 1 – 3pm, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 616 Eleonore Street, Uptown, (enter on Patton Street).

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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 http://www.frescocafe.us/, visit their Facebook page, or call 504-862-6363 to place an order. Online ordering is available at http://www.frescoonline.com/.

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 http://NolaTilYaDie.com.

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 http://www.theretreatneworleans.net/.

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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/ www.UptownMessenger.com)

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.

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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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