Now that JazzFest 2012 is in the books and we’re looking down the summer corridor toward next fall, most of the city’s restaurant operators are looking at their calendars and bank accounts and thinking, “Hmmm…”
A Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant proposed for Oak Street garnered the initial support of the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association this week, although they took issue with a plan to convert some of the corridor’s scarce off-street parking into an outdoor dining area.
A wave of shootings in the Irish Channel that may be connected to an attack on a school bus last month and another outbreak of gun violence in the Central City area led to a joint operation of more than 40 officers being deployed to find the shooters and suppress the gunfire, authorities said this week.
Three of Uptown’s iconic commercial corridors — Magazine, Oak and Freret streets — all have events planned for Saturday, and they all expect to brave the prospect of bad weather as best they can.
Amazing food, great music, local luminaries, even kids in hot dog suits — the grand opening of the new Dat Dog II on Freret was a smashing success! Now open at 5030 Freret Street, and bigger and better than ever, Dat Dog is proud to serve the finest gourmet hot dogs in New Orleans.
See below for photos of the event.
My husband and I have two vehicles, which aren’t spectacular or inspiring. They’re old, but not in a cool, classic-car kind of way. However, our class of 1999 Honda and Nissan are paid for, run well, and get us where we need to go safely and without worry. While we didn’t purchase them in their birth years, we’ve had them for a long time. I’ve taken my truck cross country twice, slept in the back of it on camping trips, survived two highway blowouts, and have taken care of it like it’s one of my cats.
You grow attached to your vehicle, and nine years is a long time to hold on to something. Much like an elderly family member, we are mentally preparing ourselves for when they won’t be around any more. Since we both have a measly 10-minute commute, we’ve decided to become a single-vehicle household and get scooters to supplement our bicycles. While we’ve thought about upgrading, in reality we will probably get something sensible, like another Honda. You see, we have a long history of buying moderately priced cars and driving them into the ground, sometimes literally.
The design of the new Paul L. Dunbar school building in Hollygrove, slated to become the new home for the Benjamin Banneker Elementary School program currently in the Riverbend, will be discussed at a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 15) at Cypress Manor Community Center, 3613 Cambronne St. The meeting is open to the public.
The Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association will meet tonight to discuss a good-neighbor agreement with the proposed Mellow Mushroom and other new restaurants on Oak Street, while the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will hear from several local nonprofits at their monthly meeting tonight.
“Voter Suppression in the 2012 Election and the Curious Case of Waterproof, La.” will be the title of the keynote address at Saturday morning’s Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast at First Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne.
Investigators are looking for a white Volvo that has been seen near the site of several auto break-ins around the Uptown area, police said.
After ducking and dodging in every conceivable way, President Barack Obama gave in to the inevitable and admitted this week that he and Michelle are in favor of same sex marriage.
In an annual effort to take guns off the street, city, police and church leaders will pay cash for guns starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Little Zion Baptist Church, 4821 Earhart Boulevard.
With two bars on Freret Street already and two more on the way, residents are now considering how many more they will support along the suddenly in-demand commercial corridor.
The Taylor Playground was selected for the $15,000 donation from the Pro Bono Publico Foundation because it sits close to Rex’s den on South Claiborne Avenue, according to our partners at WWL-TV.
You read that right: Midway Pizza offers the “Freret Jet” all-you-can-eat lunch buffet every weekday for just $8.95. That’s as many slices of Midway’s famous deep-dish pizza as you can handle, on top of a choice of caesar or house salad. That, plus the new summer pizzas – the Smokey Treat, King Creole, the Money Pie, and the Herb Tarlek – are out, so come on in and see what everyone’s talking about today!
Located at 4725 Freret between Napoleon and Jefferson, Midway Pizza proudly serves Uptown’s only deep-dish pizza daily until midnight (1am on Fridays). Full menu and beer list are available online, or download the Midway app for Droid or iPhone. Visit the Midway website, follow Midway on Facebook or Twitter, or call 504-322-2815 for more details.
The untimely death of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (more widely known as MCA) last week marks another loss in the creative fabric of the Generation X cultural landscape; he was 47. Personally my appreciation for Mr. Yauch and his bandmates was something of a journey. Their supernova premiere License to Ill in 1986 left me only lukewarm. Like many, I thought the boys goofy and annoying. But they were also everywhere, if not tireless. With their follow-up Paul’s Boutique, many of their fans were left scratching their heads. A dynamic shift in sound and direction — when most listeners had likely anticipated a sequel to License (as the 80s sequelled just about everything) — Boutique demonstrated a decidedly different approach to their musical goals, which received yet another makeover in 1992′s Check Your Head. It was about this time I took a shine to the band. Their other 2 albums of the 1990′s Ill Communication and Hello Nasty brought their energy further along, elevating their sound to places their fanbase embraced and celebrated. Aside, I had the good fortune of being to catch both of those album’s tours, and until last week earnestly believed I would see the Beasties perform some time again hopefully in the near future.