Nov 282015
 

Still image from the Smoothie King robbery (via NOPD).

Still image from the Smoothie King robbery (via NOPD).

The Smoothie King on St. Charles Avenue was robbed at gunpoint late Friday morning, and a woman was injured in a shooting on Peniston Street later that evening, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 272015
 

The Quad 091

A history of fine dining and restaurants

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Racontours offers story-driven tours of New Orleans so that you truly explore the culture and history of the city. On the evening of Thursday, December 3, join us for a lavish six-course dinner at Commander’s Palace as we tell a story of the development of fine dining traditions and the history of restaurants as we recognize them today. Continue reading »

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Nov 272015
 

Erica Y. Banks (via opcso.org)

Erica Y. Banks (via opcso.org)

A man in Hollygrove was stabbed during an argument Thanksgiving morning, New Orleans police said, and a woman standing outside a nightclub on St. Charles Avenue was hit by gunfire in the area overnight. Continue reading »

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Nov 262015
 

Allan Katz and Danae Columbus

Though the transition is just beginning, the metro New Orleans area is off to a strong start with John Bel Edwards and his transition team. Earlier this week, the incoming governor announced his support for State Rep. Walt Leger as Speaker of the House. Though many other legislators have been campaigning for that position, it will be hard to bypass the governor-elect’s clear choice. On the Senate side, the very popular current president John Alario could well be re-elected as the consensus choice of senators. The New Orleans area also includes a member of the transition team, JP Sheriff Newell Normand, who will be a go-to man for both Democrats and Republicans wanting the new governor’s ear. Continue reading »

Nov 252015
 

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

Twin brothers who were celebrating their 50th birthday with a night out in New Orleans were robbed at gunpoint in the Freret neighborhood over the weekend, and the Krystal restaurant on South Claiborne is the latest New Orleans fast-food restaurant to be hit by an armed robber, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 242015
 
Miette

(via facebook.com/iheartmiette)

The art boutique Miette will feature Mardi Gras float artists displaying and selling their works and pieces this Saturday, Nov. 28 to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to speak with the artists about their craftsmanship, as well as take pictures with the displayed float art. Continue reading »

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Nov 242015
 
(via www.artsneworleans.org)

(via www.artsneworleans.org)

The Light up NOLA Arts Fête will be have outdoor light installations along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard as part of the second annual Luna Fête, starting this Sunday, Nov. 29, and running to Dec. 5. New Orleans is one of the only three American cities along with New York and Boston that participate in a similar “festival of lights” inspired by the Fête des Lumières in Lyon, France. Continue reading »

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Nov 242015
 
The  Holiday food and donation drive  is open to K-12 schools in New Orleans.

The Holiday food and donation drive is open to K-12 schools in New Orleans.

Carnival Cruise Line and the New Orleans Saints challenge area schools with Holiday Food & Fund Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

Project Will Culminate in Construction of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Made of Canned Goods at the Saints vs. Lions Game on December 21

Carnival Cruise Line – the official cruise line of the New Orleans Saints – is partnering with the NFL franchise and Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans to fight hunger this holiday season through a contest for area schools that provides a fun array of prizes to encourage the collection of canned goods and donations. Continue reading »

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Nov 232015
 
A still image from the video of the shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

A still image from the video of the shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

Euric Cain (via NOPD)

Euric Cain (via NOPD)

The man who shot a medical student early Friday morning just off Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District was arrested late Monday morning, after being identified over the weekend, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 222015
 
Jonathan Epperman of Parkway Bakery prepares oysters for the deep fryer. Parkway was one of 34 food vendors at the 2015 Oak Street Po boy Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Jonathan Epperman of Parkway Bakery prepares oysters for the deep fryer. Parkway was one of 34 food vendors at the 2015 Oak Street Po boy Festival. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On a clear blue Sunday afternoon, people packed Oak Street from curb to curb from Carrollton to the Eagle avenue for the 2015 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. People ate food from 34 different vendors. Vendors included Oak street’s own Jaques Imo’s, Parkway Bakery from Mid City and Oceana Grill from the French Quarter. Live music could be heard all day on two stages. The bands included Rebirth Brass Band, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen and more.

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Nov 202015
 

A zoomed-in still image from security camera footage in the shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

A zoomed-in still image of the suspect from security camera footage of Friday morning’s shooting. (via New Orleans Police)

Although a video of Friday morning’s shooting of a man trying to help a woman being dragged down the street is graphic and brutal, New Orleans police are asking residents to watch and share it in hopes of identifying the gunman in the case. Continue reading »

Nov 202015
 

The Quad 091

A history of fine dining and restaurants

Racontours offers story-driven tours of New Orleans so that you truly explore the culture and history of the city. On the evening of Thursday, December 3, join us for a lavish six-course dinner at Commander’s Palace as we tell a story of the development of fine dining traditions and the history of restaurants as we recognize them today. Continue reading »

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Nov 202015
 
Two police vehicles remain at the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Mary on Friday morning, following an overnight shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Two police vehicles remain at the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Mary on Friday morning, following an overnight shooting there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Tulane medical school student was shot in the stomach while trying to stop a robbery on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Friday morning. Continue reading »

Nov 192015
 
New Orleans Police detectives confer with Tulane police officers on Wednesday afternoon in the 7500 block of Willow, following the report of a home invasion there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Police detectives confer with Tulane police officers on Wednesday afternoon in the 7500 block of Willow, following the report of a home invasion there. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Ross Fayne (via opcso.org)

Ross Fayne (via opcso.org)

The 23-year-old man who told police he had been tied up and robbed by four intruders in his Willow Street home on Wednesday afternoon was jailed later that day on cocaine and marijuana charges, court records show. Continue reading »

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