There’s so much happening this weekend around Uptown New Orleans, you may wish you had an interactive map to plan your attack. And, if so, Uptown Messenger has you covered.
Raising Cane’s now plans a total of three Uptown locations; a new ice-cream shop is opening on Freret Street; a new building on Magazine Street will host a location of the upscale Brick & Spoon chain; and Pizza Domenica is on track for an April opening, according to recent reports.
The 15th annual “Fête Française” at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans on April 5 will showcase Francophone heritage and cuisine and a music roster that includes a number of French-language performers and local favorites including the Soul Rebels, Sweet Crude, Helen Gillet and Madd Wikkid.
The annual NOLA Food Fest, featuring the best meals from around the country, will kick-off its delicious events Friday evening at Cafe Reconcile with dessert delicacies from beignets to chocolates, cookies, candies, cakes, pies, donuts, cupcakes, fritters, and fudges with reservations at $50 a person.
A new Vietnamese restaurant offering a Pho Challenge has opened on Magazine Street; Waffles on Maple expects to open soon and the culinary team behind Company Burger is now providing the menu at Cure just down Freret Street.
Wine, burgers, desserts, tacos and more will be provided during the outdoor garden party at the Samuel J. Green Charter School in the Freret neighborhood from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (March 27). For those party goers arriving or staying late, for the first time in five years the party will go until 10 p.m., a “Late Wave” party with Company Burger and Cure.
Dress to impress on the red carpet Saturday night at the House of Broel for the Audubon Charter School fundraiser, where you can enjoy specialty food, drinks, auctions and the chance to meet Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis.
The Lower Garden District watering hole Bridge Lounge will become the “Barrel Proof” bar next month under new ownership, the new Carrollton Market restaurant in the Riverbend is slated to open this week, and the Popeyes on Magazine and Artz Bagels have both closed unexpectedly, in recent dining news.
After fielding detailed questions about parking, floor plans, dumpsters, gates, curb cuts, trees, sidewalks and deliveries on Tuesday, the owners of the Courtyard Brewery received approval for a new “nanobrewery” in the Lower Garden District from the City Planning Commission, with the outdoor seating allowed that the name implies.
The commission did not give the Courtyard Brewery permission for live music, however, so they hope to make the case for that when their request heads to the City Council in the next month.
An upcoming redevelopment slated for three buildings on the corner of Magazine and Nashville streets means that a handful of local shops are moving to make way for a New York City-based business, small business owners and the location’s development company said this week.
Butler Callahan Holdings development company bought the property on the 5700 block of Magazine, in an area that currently houses the three specialty shops Rare Cuts, Vom Fass and Parcels and Post. Ben Butler, a managing partner of the company, said Thursday that while he can’t yet announce the name of any new businesses slated to take over the spot, he can say that the company is “in lease negotiations with a very exciting tenant out of New York City.”
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will host a session for prospective entrepreneurs about branding in the food business Saturday morning (March 8) at its headquarters on O.C. Haley Boulevard.
A shop promoting “food for health” has opened on Magazine Street, lower St. Charles Avenue has a new Vietnamese restaurant and a popular Uptown bakery is expanding to a second location on Earhart Boulevard, according to recent reports.
St. Katherine Drexel Prep school (the former Xavier University Prep) will offer Mardi Gras stands, parking, food and drinks this year so friends and supporters can enjoy the Magazine Street parades in comfort while supporting the school’s growth.
Learn fermentation techniques for homemade sourdough bread and kefir with culinary expert, Tara Whitsitt at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15).
Eat bacon and listen to mouth-watering “pig tales” with your children at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on O.C. Haley Boulevard with Nancy Wilson, a culinary expert and former teacher, on Saturday morning (Feb. 15).
Share your viewpoint on public-school education policy-making and reform at a community breakfast with the Orleans Public Education Network at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School.
Explore Israeli culture this month at the Israel Coffeehouse Series presented by the New Orleans Jewish Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. The events include a film screening, literature readings and a shaskshua dinner.