Join the Messenger for our Iowa caucuses watch party

The Uptown Messenger crew is inviting our readers, neighbors and any political enthusiasts to come and watch the Iowa Caucus results on Monday 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Urban South, 1645 Tchoupitoulas St. Political junkies of any affiliation are welcome, and the venue is kid-friendly. The Southerns popup, famous for its chicken sandwiches, will be available from 5 p.m. until sold out. Messenger merchandise will be available, and drink sales will help support our own coverage of local elections in 2020. Onsite donations are welcome as well.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival features fan favorites, Urban South’s new lager

The 12th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival—which takes place Sunday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—will feature po-boys from prize-winning vendors, live music, and a specially-brewed Po-Boy Lager from Urban South Brewery. Po-Boy Festival 2018 Menu
Coming back to defend as the 2017 overall winner is Red Fish Grill with its champion BBQ Oyster Po-Boy. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine and their “Godfather” po-boy, a crowd favorite and winner of the 2017 “Best Pork” entry, will also be back this year. Returning after a two-year hiatus is Parkway Bakery and Tavern.

Advertiser: Best Breweries in New Orleans

New Orleans is known for many signature drinks, including the grasshopper, Sazerac, and Roffignac. All of these drinks are delicious cocktails any visitor should try during their stay in New Orleans, but there is a lesser-known city-wide love and appreciation for local brews. There are a growing number of breweries in New Orleans, and Louisiana IPAs are widely available throughout the city. You can pick up beers to go, or choose a place to linger and try quite a few. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll want to get to know the best breweries in New Orleans.