Mar 022017

The Rotary Club of Mid-City New Orleans will celebrate their annual International Women’s Day – New Orleans with a brunch at Propeller, located 4035 Washington Ave. The event, themed “Be Bold For Change”, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, and will feature three woman presenters, local entertainers, and brunch catered by local women-owned businesses.

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Feb 232017

Green Tea owner Yung Lau pauses from final touches on the new building’s interior. The restaurant opens Friday at the corner of Napoleon and Louisiana. (Robert Morris,

Green Tea restaurant’s new building overlooks the corner of Napoleon and South Claiborne. (Robert Morris,

Two years ago, Yung Lau could scarcely believe that his Green Tea restaurant at the edge of the Garden District was about to be displaced by a national pharmacy chain in a city as in love with mom-and-pop eateries as New Orleans.

The CVS did indeed move in, but on Friday, Lau will reopen Green Tea in a brand-new building that is being hailed as another landmark in the continuing redevelopment of another major Uptown corridor, South Claiborne Avenue. Continue reading »

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Feb 222017

The former firehouse at Annunciation and Terpsichore is proposed to become the “Gris Gris Social Club.” (image via City of New Orleans)

Since he first discovered how New Orleans’ social aid and pleasure clubs exist in the city through zoning laws six years ago, Uptown resident and documentary film maker Trent Robinson has been trying to figure out how to create one of his own.

He may finally have his chance, he told members of the Coliseum Square Association on Monday night. He’s applied for a license to run the newly-envisioned Gris Gris Social Club out of an old firehouse, located on 907 Terpsichore Street in the Lower Garden District. Continue reading »

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Feb 062017

Homemade cinnamon filled King Cake, before and after decoration, by Houston pastry chef Ligny Hunter (photos Ligny Hunter).

This is the year of the homemade King Cake.

Locals are trying their hand at baking the glittery tradition at home for Mardi Gras. Many of our best chefs are also sharing homemade King Cakes and their recipes with a lucky few. These are not restaurant recipes; this is what is served on their own tables. Recipes can be original, complicated, easy, or from known cookbooks. The doughs may be dissimilar, but the toppings are always a dusting of sparkling purple, green, and gold. Continue reading »

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Feb 032017

Uptown residents are rallying to support a Magazine Street restaurant destroyed by fire Sunday that is under investigation as an arson, amid fears that the owner’s Iranian heritage may have been the motive. Continue reading »

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Feb 012017

The interior of the Ruby Slipper Cafe’s new location on Magazine Street. (via The Ruby Slipper Cafe – Uptown on Facebook)

The newest location of the Ruby Slipper Cafe opened Wednesday morning on Magazine Street in the Irish Channel, its owners announced today. Continue reading »

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Jan 312017

Gracious Bakery’s location on St. Charles Avenue opens Wednesday. (via Gracious Bakery on Facebook)

Gracious Bakery + Cafe on St. Charles Avenue — the expansion from Broadmoor’s Gracious Bakery into the former location of The Grocery — will open Wednesday with a 20-percent discount on all baked goods, the business announced. Continue reading »

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Jan 242017

The New Orleans Music Exchange building at 3340 Magazine Street (June 2016 photo by Google Maps)

Hieu Doan appears before the City Planning Commission on Tuesday to request a restaurant use at the former New Orleans Music Exchange building on Magazine Street. (via city of New Orleans)

A year after the untimely death of beloved New Orleans Music Exchange owner Jimmy Glickman, the bright blue building at the corner of Magazine and Louisiana is slated to become a seafood restaurant, according to plans pending before the City Planning Commission on Tuesday. Continue reading »

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Jan 202017
Uptown Slice Pizza and Wings on South Carrollton Avenue opened Dec. 6. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

Uptown Slice Pizza and Wings on South Carrollton Avenue opened Dec. 6. (Photo by Haley Pegg)

By Haley Pegg, Loyola Student News Service

Owners of Mona’s Café on South Carrollton Avenue have turned the space over to family members who have decided that pizza is better served at that spot than falafels. Continue reading »

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Jan 122017
The building at 8638 Hickory Street is slated to reopen as C&L Restaurant. (via City of New Orleans)

The building at 8638 Hickory Street is slated to reopen as C&L Restaurant. (via City of New Orleans)

A site in the Carrollton neighborhood believed to have been used as a restaurant for more than a century will reopen as C&L Restaurant serving New Orleans soul food favorites, based on the recommendation of city planners this week. Continue reading »

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Dec 312016

“Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold,” is the saying we grew up hearing. New Year’s Day in New Orleans starts with a pot of smothered or stewed cabbage, a pot of black-eyed peas (and rice), corn bread, and a side of corned beef.

Smothered cabbage with bacon and onion skillet side dish from Red Dog Diner (Kristine Froeba)

Why? Like most things NOLA, it’s tradition. The cabbage represents the greens, the black-eyed peas and the cornbread, self-explanatory. Continue reading »

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Dec 232016

Oyster Patties (Kristine Froeba)

The holidays are upon us, and in New Orleans, that means food. Family recipe cards are being shared with the next generation and ingredients lined up on the table. In most New Orleans families, holiday dishes are passed down and remain unchanged for a century or more. Seafood is always part of the traditional New Orleans holiday dinner. Oysters are ordered, shrimp too. Lump crabmeat is likely to be on the grocery list. Continue reading »

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Dec 202016

At Poseidon, we boast the Best Hibachi, Oysters, and Karaoke on the Avenue!
Join us at Poseidon for more than just sushi.

Sukiyaki Hibachi

New Year’s Eve: Come celebrate the beginning of 2017 with a champagne toast! We’ll have live music for the night and complimentary champagne for the toast at midnight!

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