The Southern Food and Beverage Museum holds a yearly “Made in Louisiana” festival. The fest features merchants, chefs, distillers and all-around interesting people with locally made products available in New Orleans. I was lucky enough to be invited, and I plan to introduce you to some of those people and their products.
Bulldog Pepper Jelly: Jelly with a Bite
Everyone should have the pleasure of meeting the Bulldog Farm Pepper Jelly sisters, Kim Johnson White and Cindy Johnson Anders. These ladies are contagiously happy, high energy, hard-working and Louisiana to the core. These are Robert Harling characters come to life, southern belles, vivacious go-getters whose beloved bulldogs, Jolie Blanc and Rocco, inspired their brand name. Their entry into the food market is Pepper Jelly. It’s good pepper jelly, and it’s now available at Rouses in New Orleans.
The owners of the McDonald’s business on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District are seeking the city’s permission for a major reconstruction project, reorganizing the interior and reconfiguring the building on its three lots, according to documents filed with the city.
The City Council gave tentative approval to the long-deferred “Love Kreme” ice cream parlor proposed for Louisiana Avenue, but like the similarly controversial Subway sandwich shop on Magazine Street, City Councilman Jay H. Banks said he plans to meet with both sides personally before allowing the ordinance to be drafted.
Luvi, a stylish pan-Asian bistro on Tchoupitoulas, and El Libre, a Cuban eatery on Calhoun, are two of Uptown’s latest new restaurants to open, and they will be followed soon by the return of Barrow’s Catfish on Earhart Boulevard, the resurrection of a pre-Katrina favorite.
The Subway sandwich shop proposed for Magazine Street received tentative approval from the City Council on Thursday, but City Councilman Jay H. Banks promised to prevent the ordinance allowing it from being drafted until he can have more meetings between the developer and neighborhood groups who spoke in opposition.
The Subway sandwich shop proposed for a Magazine Street strip mall is slated to return to the New Orleans City Council agenda on Thursday, likely for a final decision by the newly inaugurated council members.
The owner of the Freret Beer Room restaurant has received tentative approval to create the “Freret Beer Annex” packaged-liquor store next door, despite the objections of some nearby business owners.
The owners of the Mona Lisa restaurant in the French Quarter plan to open a second location of the Italian eatery Uptown on Magazine Street, they said this week.
The Magazine Street Champagne Stroll returns Saturday night for its eighth annual celebration of shops, restaurants, and free sparkling wine.
The proposed new Subway sandwich shop in the corner unit of a strip mall on Magazine Street has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing battle over chain fast-food restaurants on the historic Uptown thoroughfare, with a broad array of neighborhood and civic activists organizing opposition as a vote by the City Council approaches.
Miel Brewery — which takes its name from the local honey that will infuse some of its beers — is hoping to open the doors of its brewery on Tchoupitoulas early this summer as part of the growing brewery corridor through the Irish Channel and Lower Garden District.
Springtime and warmer weather means it’s time to revel in all that New Orleans holds most dear: our vibrant music culture, delectable cuisine, and our youthful spirit! The Hootenanny on Friday, April 20th is Grow Dat Youth Farm’s party with a purpose that benefits Grow Dat Youth Farm’s programs. Tickets at growdatyouthfarm.org.
The event will showcase the captivating talents of New Orleans’ own Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble followed by ToBeContinued Brass Band. Guests will enjoy hometown brews, craft cocktails and small bites from 27 beloved local restaurants like Pagoda Cafe, Marjie’s Grill, Barrel Proof, and Restaurant R’evolution. Youth will also be leading farm themed games and speaking about their experience at Grow Dat.
Cherry Espresso, the coffee shop in the former firehouse on Laurel Street at the edge of Wisner Park, won an initial thumbs-up this week from the City Planning Commission for its plan to add dinner service.