With the annual replenishment of the Crescent City’s back to school population each August (read: freshmen, grad / med / law students, and transfers), my ears perk up over the newer voices one encounters and how they finesse our local vocab. My audio focal point will forever be the new crop of WTUL deejays who unmistakably take the crown for what I can only describe as interpretive “annunciation.” Between the butchering of street names, there are always the local musicians’ monikers that invariably twist tongues. I mean, is Torkanowsky really that hard to correctly pronounce? Le sigh. Let’s go over a few basics on the rue tip:
One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Tuesday evening on a short, busy stretch of Felicity Street next to the parking lots around the Walmart shopping center off Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans police said.
Any observer might be forgiven for assuming that Pizza Domenica’s plans were scuttled by their request to allow patrons to take their drinks out the door in a plastic cup to-go. After all, go cups dominated Tuesday’s discussion of the restaurant, just as they have the New Orleans media scene in the two weeks since go-cup rights activists began warning of a looming “go-cup battle” out of City Council.
But the commissioners who voted against Pizza Domenica on Tuesday said afterward that, surprising as it sounds, the go-cup issue was not even a factor in their decision.
A representative from the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition will host a free workshop for small businesses Wednesday at a St. Charles Avenue restaurant on the reforms to the healthcare system that will be coming as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
When President George W. Bush’s motorcade drove down St. Claude Avenue on August 29, 2006 — the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina — there were many signs, like sentries, stationed along his route to Fats Domino’s house in the Ninth Ward, one stop on his itinerary of ceremonial rounds.
The messages, posted on signs lined along the neutral ground and on the actual storm-clobbered buildings, weren’t flattering greetings from the city’s welcome committee. The collective reverberation to the commander in chief’s obligatory pilgrimage to the place he neglected a year earlier was that of a shimmering rage, pithy and piercing in delivery.
One of the strongest indicators of this sentiment was a lop-sided, green Port-a-Potty positioned on the very edge of the neutral ground somewhere along St. Claude, a strategic locale sure to catch the eye of, if not, the president himself, someone in his party. Among protest notes scribbled in gold spray paint on all four sides of this freestanding structure, the standout read: “Reserved for Bush.”
Mr. President, welcome to New Orleans.
A new sushi restaurant has opened on Earhart Boulevard in Gert Town, donuts and mini-burgers will find a new home in the Lower Garden District this fall, and two Magazine Street eateries specializing in Ethiopian and Mediterranean cuisines have recently reopened.
The official motto of the Landrieu Administration’s blight eradication efforts should probably be: “We can’t do much, but we’ll do more of it!”
Case in point: A week ago, I read an Action Report from Bill Capo at WWL about a house in Central City that is nearly collapsing onto another. An entire wall has become detached. A couple of two-by-fours mounted between the homes is all that is preventing it from completely falling over.
It is indeed that time of year again– back to school time! Some of us view this time as a New Year in a way: a time to start again, with a clean slate. At Your Nutrition Delivered, we believe in starting anew with your health and nutrition at multiple points during the year.
There is never a bad time to get healthy! Here are five tips to jump start your health this school year:
As Devon Walker continues to recover from the spinal-cord injury he suffered while playing football for Tulane last fall, Dat Dog is hosting a fundraiser Monday — complete with a “Devon dog” he designed — to help with his continuing medical expenses.
Residents of the Freret neighborhood are banding together to help out two longtime homeowners, supporting one man in the struggle to keep the city from selling his home at sheriff’s auction and raising money with a fundraiser tonight to help repair another woman’s damaged roof.
Neighbors of celebrated New Orleans restaurateur John Besh’s proposed foray into Uptown got a literal taste of what’s to come Thursday night at an open house for the Pizza Domenica on Magazine Street.
The Uptown-based Second District of the New Orleans Police Department is down yet another officer after a rookie already known for his strong work ethic was injured in a crash over the weekend, authorities said.
The 1963 March on Washington will be commemorated in New Orleans with a march in Central City and rally Saturday that will also honor the overall civil-right movements of the era and its continuation today, organizers said.
The latest new business on Freret Street is Rook Cafe, which is now open and serving hot and cold coffee drinks in a space meant to serve the New Orleans tabletop gaming community.