Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to ring in the New Year with holiday festivities New Orleans-style.
Some of the city’s most famous restaurants are still offering Reveillon dinners, a delectable dish of Creole tradition dating back to mid-1800s, through the end of December.
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has really thrown down the gauntlet vis-à-vis his support for gun control. Next year, he plans to lobby the Louisiana legislature to pass an unconstitutional anti-gun law. Not only that, he actually expects the NRA to aid him in his endeavors.
A man in his late 70s was carjacked on Lowerline Street in the Carrollton-university area, two people were robbed at gunpoint on South Salcedo Street and another man was robbed on St. Andrew Street in the Lower Garden District overnight, New Orleans police said Sunday morning.
While many of our readers are busy making their last minute holiday preparations, we always remember December 24th as the day that one of New Orleans’ greatest champions for the African-American community – Ernest N. Dutch Morial – died 26 years ago. Morial grew up in a highly segregated society where racism was pervasive and dedicated his life to bringing racial reform.
While critics often called Morial pompous, arrogant, vindictive, and ruthless, others viewed Dutch as a confident and decisive leader and civil rights trailblazer. The son of a seamstress and cigar maker who nicknamed his son “Dutch” because he resembled the boy on the label for Dutch Boy paints, Morial played an extremely significant role in improving the lives of African-Americans in New Orleans.
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A business on Washington Avenue in Gert Town was robbed at gunpoint by a man seeking a check Tuesday afternoon, and two separate robberies were reported on Dryades Street and St. Charles Avenue later in the evening, New Orleans police said.
No culinary topic in New Orleans evokes quite the response that Oyster Patties do. The mention of the dish by New Orleanians causes instant sensory memory— “Ah, Oyster Patties!” They begin by telling you who in their family made them, how they were made, and over which particular holiday the Oyster Patty held sway. The conversation rapidly turns to family recipes. Next is the ubiquitous reminiscing over McKenzie’s Bakery. Then a pause, finally, when the idea dawns: “Hmmm, who’s still making the shells?” Happily, they are still available.
The New Orleans Oyster Patty tradition harkens back to Creole New Orleans. The origins of the French dish entered the New Orleans lexicon of cooking as far back as the 1840s. It was already a mainstay of Creole entertaining long before the turn of the century. Bouchées d’Huitres are documented in New Orleans’ cookbooks as early as 1922. Oyster Bouchées, Oyster Vol-Au-Vents, or as they have come to be known, Oyster Patties, continue to be a mainstay in New Orleans entertaining and holiday meals.
A man in his 30s was injured Tuesday evening in a shooting on Hamilton Street, investigators have identified the gunman and have a warrant for his arrest, New Orleans police said.
The Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants & Business Association presents their 2015 Pole Banner Design Contest. The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2016, and the winner receives a $500 prize.
Repairs to fire hydrants around the Carrollton area is expected cause low water pressure early this week in the Riverbend and in Hollygrove, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
A man was wounded in a shooting on Washington Avenue along the edge of Broadmoor on Sunday night, New Orleans police said.
On a Thursday in late November, the entire indomitable city of New Orleans recoiled in shared horror at security video of a young medical student collapsed on the sidewalk just off Magazine Street, clutching his bleeding torso, as a hooded assailant stood over him with a gun aimed at his head. The film’s dreadful silence only amplified the menace as the gunman apparently tried to squeeze the trigger, twice, to finish off his already-incapacitated victim, giving up only when a mechanical mercy intervened and the gun refused to fire.
Two nights later, Bunny Friend park in the Ninth Ward — its almost comically benign name a memorial to a teen who died in an accident in the 1920s — became the scene of the city’s next headline-grabbing gun battle. A block party and planned music-video shoot were rent apart by a hail of gunfire, leaving 17 people wounded, and at least a half dozen people have been named as suspects as investigators try to piece together how the celebration turned to chaos.
The bloodshed continued the following weekend, when more young men’s lives would be claimed around some of the city’s most best-known places: 26-year-old Brandon Robinson killed on Bourbon Street, 19-year-old Richad Dowell on Canal Street and 19-year-old Devin Johnson near the newly opened Lafitte Greenway.
And yet, city officials continue to insist that the struggle against violent crime in New Orleans has made significant strides in recent years, and many measurements as well as newly-published academic studies back them up. But if things are getting better, why does the carnage still insist on making its way onto playgrounds, green spaces and tourist thoroughfares? If the violence is the work of a relatively small group of people, why are they so hard to stop?
Property owners near the construction of major new drainage canals across Uptown New Orleans are asking a judge to intervene in the management of the project contracts, seeking an end to the interminable delays, they announced Friday morning.