Roux Public House and Diva Dawg join Juan’s Flying Burrito among the restaurant offerings in the 1900 block of Magazine Street, while Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux has opened its doors on Maple Street.
Seated on milk crates on the Adams Street sidewalk, Maple Street Patisserie owner Ziggy Cichowski and Babylon Cafe owner Alexander Sakla cheered on the arrival of large yellow Sewerage and Water Board trucks around noon Friday, even as water along the stretch was being shut off in preparation of repairs to leaks gushing in the street.
“Faster, faster!” Cichowski cried out as the trucks rolled up, to laughter from a number of onlookers.
A Thai restaurant’s request for alcohol sales at its Maple Street location and a proposed fast-food restaurant in a service station on South Claiborne Avenue will return to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, after their initial trips through the city bureaucracy were derailed by the council standoff in May.
The new owner of a Maple Street college bar that last year struck a bargain with the city to stay open amid allegations of underage drinking and other violations is now being praised for his efforts to make peace with his neighbors.
A new Ethiopian restaurant has opened on Magazine Street, and a popular Bywater cafe aims to open its Maple Street location next month.
An armed robbery on Maple Street on Monday night and a carjacking on Nelson about half an hour later may have been committed by the same group of men, police said.
A woman parked on Maple Street just before 9 a.m. Friday was pulled from her seat by two men who then stole her vehicle, police said.
Oxymoronic as it may sound, pop-ups are now a fixture in our local landscape. Naturally for New Orleans, our chefs and restaurateurs first blazed the pop-up trail by finding new and creative ways to promote their creations, the vanguard formed by such establishments as MV Burger popping up at Slim Goodies Diner in Uptown, BooKoo Barbecue popping up at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Mid-City, and down on Frenchmen Street, the taco truck formerly on Washington Square Park now popping up in the kitchen of Cafe Negril. Economically, pop-ups are brilliant: little to no overhead, the buzz surrounding their appearance a burst of free advertising, and an opportunity to cater to a hungry public with a minimum of staff or long-term maintenance costs.
But chefs take note. There’s a new game in town: the art gallery pop-up.
Phillips Bar will become the third Maple Street watering hole this year to be brought before the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board, according to the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.
A proposal to use a home on Maple Street as an office for two child psychologists was turned down by the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, but a Taco Bell planned for South Claiborne Avenue was given speedy approval.
In Uptown New Orleans, a run for the border may soon get a good bit quicker.
On Tuesday, the city planning commission will review plans for a Taco Bell restaurant in the long-vacant Pizza Hut building on South Claiborne Avenue. Also on Tuesday’s agenda is a child-psychology clinic proposed in an old home on Maple Street.
T.J. Quills agreed to a $2,000 fine and strict operating conditions Tuesday, joining Rocco’s Tavern as the second Maple Street to bar to be placed under sanctions following allegations of underage drinking earlier this year.
Negotiations with the city that would allow a popular Maple Street college bar to retain its liquor license could come to a close at Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board.
Two groups of young men were robbed at gunpoint within minutes of each other early Saturday morning on Lowerline Street, authorities said.
The first robbery took place about 1:49 a.m. at Maple and Lowerline, and the victims were a group of four men aged 18 to 20. About 10 minutes later, three men in their early 20s were robbed about four blocks away, in the 1200 block of Lowerline. In each case, the victims were approached by a pair of men, one with a gun, who took their belongings and left on foot, police said.
A second popular college bar on Maple Street is working with the city to create list of voluntary operating conditions that will allow it to avoid stricter sanctions on its liquor license.
TJ Quill’s bar has become the latest Maple Street college bar to fall under the city’s scrutiny, with a hearing scheduled Tuesday afternoon before the Alcohol Beverage Control board.
A string of business burglaries hits Maple Street, but the sting is particularly painful when first editions of Confederacy of Dunces and Infinite Jest are stolen, reports WWL.
“A crackhead is not going to steal Confederacy of Dunces,” NOPD Sgt. Marc Amos tells reporter Katie Moore. “That doesn’t feed his need.”