On Saturday, July 15, guests gathered in the Civic Theater for the 2017 Millennial Awards. The event, presented by The Spears Group and Greater New Orleans, Inc., highlighted the success of millennials in the New Orleans area in 18 different categories including digital media, economic development, education, fashion, film, business, and more.
#FriendsAndFlows is monthly marketplace that showcases a mix of visual artists, designers, photographers, and other entrepreneurs and creators in a positive social atmosphere. July’s edition happens this weekend and will feature Free Tastings & $5 Cocktails by Cathead Vodka, music by DJ RQ Away, and some of your favorite new faces.
$3 Well Liquor & Draft Beer. $5 House Wine, Margaritas, & Bloody Marys. A dozen raw oysters for $6.50.
Come discover the best food & drink Happy Hour on St. Charles Ave at Poseidon Oyster & Sushi Bar.
The Victorian coffeehouse on Nashville and Magazine Street predates the nearby chains by over twenty-five years. Café Luna is more than a neighborhood hangout; it’s become an Uptown fixture. Well known for its hip vibe, superior coffee, and Eastlake corner porch, it’s also a restaurant.
“Eating a good creole tomato is just like eating a strawberry.” – Uber Driver
They’re here: back-road vegetable stand tables and farmer’s markets laden with baskets of huge red homegrown tomatoes. Some might say that the Creole Tomato is a season unto itself in Louisiana. I guess we can add it to parade season, crawfish season, and football season. But, then again, New Orleans has always had its own way of telling time.
A half dozen generally acclaimed restaurants in Uptown neighborhoods from the Lower Garden District to Central City to Carrollton — Noodle & Pie, Primitivo, Mat & Naddie’s, The Irish House, Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar and Three Muses on Maple– announced that they would close during the month of May.
Crescent City Comics will be giving away special issues of Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Who, the Legend of Zelda, Archie Comics, and many more at its Calhoun Street location on Saturday as part of the national Free Comic Books Day promotion, and Mid-City Pizza’s new Uptown expansion will be joining the party with discounted slices.
The city’s alcohol board freed Verret’s Lounge on Washington Avenue this week from a requirement that it keep a security guard on site following a fatal shooting inside the bar last year, clearing the way for the business to be sold to new owners who add more of a wine focus to the menu.
The building that was home to Cafe Freret for 11 years until the end of 2015 is now undergoing structural renovations as its owner seeks a new restaurateur to take over the space.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday for some may involve church, bonnets, and chocolate bunnies, but in Louisiana it also usually includes a good old-fashioned Crawfish Boil.
Hams and pork loins will be studded, glazed, and stuffed, awaiting Uptown ovens. Bundt cakes baked, brownies cut, and eggs dyed. Someone’s great-aunt will lobby to bring the macaroni and cheese, while another tries to control the dinner menu (this is why they invented wine).
A new micro-distillery called Broad Street Cider & Ale in one of the Green Coast Enterprises buildings near Washington Avenue received initial approval from city officials on Tuesday.
With for-hire cars like Uber and Lyft becoming the predominant mode of transportation for their customers, Il Mercato event venue on Magazine Street plans to dramatically reduce the amount of valet parking it provides based on a new agreement with its neighbors.
No Flying Monkeys
Mid-City’s favorite breakfast and brunch spot, The Ruby Slipper, is now firmly ensconced in the Garden District.
Fans of Bacon-Infused Vodka Bloody Marys and Hollandaise topped Apple-Braised Pork Debris on Buttermilk Biscuits have a new place to add to their brunch queue. That particular Benedict, one of many, is the Eggs Cochon.