Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop and Tubby & Coo’s in Mid-City will all celebrate Independent Bookstore Day together on Saturday morning with a variety of special events at each location.
Summer is coming, and New Orleanians are seeking lighter fare. Many are also seeking healthier choices. Magasin Café offers both. The restaurant is popular and has become a mainstay for both the Magazine foodie crowd and the health-conscious. Magasin Café has proven so successful in fact, that late last year, the small restaurant expanded, adding a second location, Magasin Kitchen, in the CBD.
The husband and wife team of Kim Nguyen and Luu Tran, along with Kim’s mother Luot Nguyen, create each of the restaurant’s dishes. It could be said that Magasin is one restaurant with three chefs, but endless ways to customize one’s meal. Kim Nguyen states that their goal was to “take the best of our Vietnamese roots, combined with countless hours of research, to create dishes that we grew up eating and introduce them to the rest of the world.” They have also created one of the few uptown restaurants where it’s easy to monitor nutritional content.
“The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing is funny, but this collection also defines an elemental loneliness… Personal and surreal, these poignant survival stories coax the reader into moments of shared feeling, into truth, reflection, and simple beauty.”
—Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of Water Clocks and The Chameleon Couch
This Saturday, May 7, join Peyton Burgess and company at the launch party for his new book, The Fry Pans Aren’t Sufficing. The event will be at Sisters in Christ Music Store (at 5206 Magazine) from 5 p.m. ’til. Drinks and food provided.
Dat Dog at 3336 Magazine Street will serve specialty sausages and charcuterie as part of the annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll this Saturday, May 7. The Merry Antoinettes marching group will be serving champagne cocktails, and the Magazine Street Art Market at Dat Dog will stay open late while a DJ spins French tunes.
A panel of academics and activists at Tulane University will debate the controversial monuments later this month as part of an ongoing discussion series.
Caroline Zetzmann Calhoun, 2016 Whitney Bank Zoo To Do Chair, and her team of 400 volunteers serving on 15 committees have been working overtime for weeks to put the final touches on May 6th’s thirty-ninth annual extravaganza which will draw 5,000 attendees and benefit Audubon Zoo’s Tropical Bird House.
The culmination of a year’s worth of cajoling corporate donors, restaurants, bars, and other sponsors, this year’s gala is expected to raise $1.2 million and serve as the match for millions more in foundation, public and private sector gifts which form the basis of Audubon Institute’s almost $50 million annual budget.
A 23-year-old woman was killed Wednesday night when the Lamborghini she was riding in crashed into a floodwall on Tchoupitoulas Street in the Lower Garden District, New Orleans police said.
NOLA Brewery won initial approval from city planners recently on its plan to add a permanent space for live music in its new taproom area.
The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra (NOVO) will host a garage & bake sale this Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7100 St. Charles Ave. (@Broadway). The sale will feature clothes, shoes, household items, furniture and more. We’ll also have baked goods and lemonade available!
Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans will host “La Brocante”—a rummage sale featuring jewels, toys, collectibles, and more from fifteen vendors—this Saturday, May 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. The free event will include pétanque contests for kids and adults, a raffle, a food truck (Petite Rouge Café Camionnette), and face painting in the garden at Alliance Française.
With approval from both the City Council and the Louisiana legislature, Lula Restaurant Distillery broke ground on St. Charles Avenue on Monday afternoon and plans to be open by October.
Greater New Orleans’ citizens are arguably the most flexible people in the country. We take turns with our fellow drivers on narrow cobblestone streets, we know the secret route to get to our house during parade season, and boil water advisories keep us on our toes. These are just a few quirks that make us curious to outsiders and unite us as New Orleanians.
Another reason for us to band together is coming to a road near you! We will be facing drainage system improvements and road construction for the next five years. Funds from FEMA as well as our Department of Public Works have been designated and projects have been mapped through 2019 and we need to stay flexible (as we do) in the name of long-term infrastructure improvements!
Along with those experiencing personal inconveniences and dissatisfactions, our local businesses on these routes are taking a hard economic hit. New Orleans’ businesses need to feel our support and the impact of local dollars now at this critical time of business disruption because they are the backbone of our city’s culture, economy and character.
The Magazine Street Merchants Association, along First NBC Bank, will host the 6th Annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll this Saturday, May 7. Participating shops will stay open until 9 p.m., and the event will feature live music, complimentary refreshments, store sales and discounts, and more on Magazine Street.
noun sink·hole \ˈsiŋk-ˌhōl\
: a low area or hole in the ground that is formed especially when soil and rocks are removed by flowing water
The most appropriate metaphor for Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor of New Orleans would be a sinkhole. If there’s a monument to the Landrieu’s legacy, it will be a gigantic Hell-maw (the devourer-of-Hondas) located right smack in the middle of a major thoroughfare.
The nonprofit Save Our Cemeteries will be supervising the community clean-up Tuesday of the historic Valence Cemetery in the Freret neighborhood by trimming ferns, clipping invasive vegetation, and removing trash.