May 062016
 

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

The intersection of Freret and Calhoun streets is at the edge of the Loyola campus and just steps from Tulane University. (map via NOPD)

A man in an SUV stopped to ask three different women for directions late Thursday — two at the edge of the Tulane and Loyola campuses, and one near Palmer Park — then revealed himself to be masturbating, New Orleans and university police said. Continue reading »

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May 062016
 
Eggplant Com over Brown Rice with Fried Egg (Kristine Froeba)

Eggplant Com over Brown Rice with Fried Egg (Kristine Froeba)

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.

Kristine Froeba

Kristine Froeba

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. Continue reading »

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May 062016
 

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cover250The 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. Continue reading »

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May 052016
 
The Merry Antoinettes (via Dat Dog)

The Merry Antoinettes (via Dat Dog)

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. Continue reading »

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May 052016
 
Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

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. Continue reading »

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May 042016
 
A promotional photo from the recent Crawfish Festival at NOLA Brewery. (via NOLA Brewery on Facebook)

A promotional photo from the recent Crawfish Festival at NOLA Brewery. (via NOLA Brewery on Facebook)

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. Continue reading »

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May 042016
 

NOVO logoThe 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! Continue reading »

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May 032016
 
(via Alliance Française)

(via Alliance Française)

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.

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May 032016
 

LaToya Cantrell

LaToya Cantrell

As New Orleanians continue to grapple with affordable housing, with about 70 percent of residents spending more than 36 percent of their incomes on rent or mortgage, City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is urging city residents to get more involved in a citywide plan that, among other things, dictates the framework for the city’s land-use rules. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 
A rendering by Studio WTA of the new Lula Restaurant Distillery on St. Charles Avenue. (via city of New Orleans)

A rendering by Studio WTA of the new Lula Restaurant Distillery on St. Charles Avenue. (via city of New Orleans)

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. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A bicyclist riding through Broadmoor was robbed at gunpoint and then stabbed by his attackers Monday evening, and another man was cut during an argument with a woman on St. Mary Street early Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 032016
 
Zohreh Khaleghi of The Flaming Torch

Zohreh Khaleghi of The Flaming Torch

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. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 
(via magazinestreet.com)

(via magazinestreet.com)

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. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

sinkhole

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. Continue reading »

May 022016
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A man and a woman were robbed on St. Mary Street in the Lower Garden District on Saturday evening, and man was beaten by armed robbers on Eighth Street a few hours later, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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May 022016
 

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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. Continue reading »

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