As the restaurateur planning a distillery restaurant on St. Charles Avenue prepares to ask the city for permission to sell alcohol in the building that currently houses Halpern’s Furniture Store, neighbors are voicing their concerns about how it and the associated hotel redevelopment on the block will affect their ability to park near their homes.
A Saturday night gala at a St. Charles Avenue home — hosted by a local historian with catering by John Besh and music by the New Leviathan Orchestra — will raise money to commemorate the War of 1812 on property near the original battlefield in Chalmette on the event’s bicentennial in January.
The Junior League of New Orleans is throwing a street party at the Bloomin’ Deals Thrift Shop tonight (Thursday, Oct. 9) with food, drinks and live entertainment by the 610 Stompers and The Sirens of New Orleans. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase signature Mardi Gras throws, like shoes and purses.
The opening night gala of IN-NOLA’s 3rd Annual Irish Film Festival will feature the film My Left Foot this Friday, Oct. 10.
For years, as celebrated New York City restaurateurs Sean Josephs and Mani Dawes made visits to see Dawes’ mother in New Orleans, the idea of opening a restaurant in Dawes’ hometown was never far from their minds.
“There were a lot of runs around Audubon Park where we fantasized about leaving New York and moving here,” Josephs said. “I didn’t understand that if you marry someone from New Orleans, they’ll always bring you back.”
Sure enough, Josephs and Dawes are now planning a restaurant just a stone’s throw from her mother’s house and Audubon Park, anchoring a redevelopment already underway at the corner of Magazine Street and Nashville Avenue.
All nine of New Orleans’ craft breweries will be coming together at The Irish House for Louisiana Craft Brewers Week this Wednesday (Sept. 24) to offer guests tastes of their new beers.
The “Light Up the Night” garden party at a home on St. Charles Avenue will raise money on Friday evening for Lighthouse Louisiana, a nonprofit organization that serves the blind and visually impaired.
Music Under The Oaks is a free fall concert series taking place on four Friday nights in Audobon Park. The concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology, staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO, in order to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy.
The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will hold a back-to-school fun fest and open house for children Saturday (Aug. 23), featuring special appearances by the New Orleans Fire Department and their fire truck, the Washitaw Mardi Gras Indians, and a reading of a bilingual Spanish/English book by Denise Woltering from the Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
As Tulane’s first on-campus football season in years approaches, a trio of women’s groups at Tulane University are hosting a pre-season high tea and silent auction Sunday honoring alumni football wives.
Based on concerns about a possible bacterial contamination, the federal Food and Drug Administration is issuing a recall of peaches and nectarines that were likely sold at Costco’s New Orleans store and other locations across the country.
Raising Cane’s will make its Uptown New Orleans debut this week with the grand opening Thursday morning of its store on South Carrollton Avenue, followed a week later by the opening of its St. Charles Avenue store.
Dishcrawl New Orleans is hosting a sold-out culinary tour of Maple Street tonight, and Alicia Serrano and Zach Brien are along for the ride. See below for their live tweets from the event.
Three restaurants. Three meals. One Dishcrawl.
Dishcrawl, a national organization creating culinary adventures, is a walking food tour that takes food lovers to three different restaurants to sample dishes from each, all in one night. The next New Orleans event, “Sweet on Maple Street” on July 9, will feature three Riverbend restaurants serving signature dishes from appetizers to deserts.
A veteran of prominent local kitchens is proposing a new restaurant based on a distillery producing vodka and other spirits from Louisiana cane sugar to be located on the current site of the Halpern’s furniture store on St. Charles Avenue, he told neighbors earlier this week.
The French Truck coffee roasters will soon be setting up a walk-in shop in the Lower Garden District; the owners of Sylvain plan to start serving food at their new Barrel Proof bar across the street; and the Courtyard Brewery is now only about two months from opening as the corner of Magazine and Erato heats up over the summer, business owners said.
Hotel Indigo on St. Charles Avenue will hold a happy-hour fundraiser for the Tipitina’s Foundation on Thursday evening, donating 20 percent of sales from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the nonprofit’s music education and outreach efforts.
A small fire Tuesday afternoon was expected to close Vincent’s Italian Cuisine on St. Charles Avenue for the evening, but the damage was “minor” and employees hoped to see the restaurant reopen for dinner Wednesday.
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra will perform at a free block party Saturday afternoon at a Central City fire station, celebrating the rebirth of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the orchestra’s future home at the New Orleans Jazz Market there.