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Mardi Gras 2017: week one
Rex Duke™'s guide to parades and throws, walking krewes, maps and more The NBA All-Star Game returns to New Orleans Feb. 19, just in time for our season of courts, balls, free throws, crowds and excitement. The first weekend of the official Carnival season offers plenty of action for fans throughout the New Orleans area.…

17 February 2017 | 7:00 am

Live music in New Orleans this week (Feb. 14-20, 2017)
Gyorgy Ligeti, Death, The Radio Dept., Tyvek and Fred Thomas, Null Legeti SplitWed.-Thu. Feb. 15-16 | The Birdfoot Festival presents two chamber concerts featuring British pianist Danny Driver and highlighting the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

John Doe, out from under the big black sun
X's John Doe flies solo Feb. 18 "I've already had my fun," says John Doe, packing up for Austin, Texas from his longtime California home. Doe is up for a Grammy Award for the audiobook of Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, a rearview-mirror romance for a scene that birthed X, the band Doe co-founded with Exene Cervenka, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer DJ Bonebrake, establishing the West Coast's punk canon before its hardcore reverie.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Joyce Manor's Cody hearts club band
The pop-punk band is at Gasa Gasa Feb. 14 Anyone unfamiliar with Joyce Manor's extraordinary output can remedy that over the next couple of hours. Like, all of it: not only the Torrance, California, quartet's four "full-length" albums, each a Doppler-effected rush of post-adolescent, pre-adult mood swings that extend from 13 to 25 minutes (settle in), but also its 2012 collection Collection, its three 2009 demo recordings and its three split-EPs since (or you can just jump in at defining second record Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired and fall in love immediately).…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: Neruda creates the meta-biopic
Pablo Larrain's ode to the Chilean poet is at The Broad Theater It's the right of a narrative filmmaker to take liberties with historical events and figures, especially when art — not history — is the primary goal. Countless failed biopics prove that strict adherence to historical facts seldom leads to satisfying historical drama.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Chewbacchus paraded Saturday in Marigny and Bywater

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus' Revel Alliance parade was a big tent for science fiction fans and Carnival and costuming enthusiasts. A seemingly endless stream of subkrewes celebrated all things Star Wars, especially Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, in a two-hour long procession snaking around Frenchmen Street and down St. Claude Avenue.…

18 February 2017 | 11:58 pm

’tit Rex parades in Marigny

New Orleans' smallest parade may not have had many tiny hands clapping. The krewe of ”tit Rex chose a theme about taking a nap, but many floats depicted nightmares, many of them featuring President Donald Trump.…

18 February 2017 | 9:46 am

Women's Travel Fest heads to New Orleans
The fourth annual Women's Travel Fest at the New Orleans Jazz Market March 3-4 At last count, the tally of New Orleans’ annual festivals was well over the century mark and growing.…

18 February 2017 | 8:10 am

"Rock Against Racism" concert to benefit SPLC
More than a dozen New Orleans artists join a Rock Against Racism concert to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization focused on civil rights protections and classifying hate groups.

The event is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at The Willow (8200 Willow St.).…

18 February 2017 | 8:00 am

Oshun and Cleopatra parades roll in Uptown
The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra paraded Friday night in Uptown on a rainy kickoff to Carnival. Both Metairie krewes scheduled to parade Friday were postponed.

Both parades moved their start times up by 30 minutes.…

18 February 2017 | 12:52 am

Nix Library branch to reopen March 6; library announces Mardi Gras hours
The Nix branch of the New Orleans Public Library will reopen March 6, according to the NOPL's Facebook page.

It closed its doors in late October for improvements, which include a new floor plan, paint, additional public computers and general infrastructure. Nix also will have new landscaping and lighting when it reopens.

Hours will remain the same: opening at 10 a.m.…

17 February 2017 | 2:43 pm

Review: Toni Erdmann

Do we ever really know our children? It’s easy to feel close to the little ones, their young minds and budding personalities constantly betraying need for a parent’s love and understanding.…

17 February 2017 | 2:31 pm

Progressive strikes take shape this week in New Orleans and across the U.S.

With varying degrees of success, demonstrations in New Orleans and across the U.S. this week experimented with the idea of strikes as a tool for activists who object to the policies of President Donald Trump and his administration.

Yesterday, Ideal Markets and at least one restaurant in the city closed in solidarity with A Day Without Immigrants, a national demonstration planned in opposition the Trump administration's anti-immigration stance and the recent executive order which attempted to ban immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries.…

17 February 2017 | 2:25 pm

Documentary web series Shotgun Boogie offers an outsider's perspective on New Orleans

Shotgun Boogie is a new 12-part documentary web series spotlighting the people and culture of New Orleans from the perspective of Italian filmmaker Michele Boreggi, who — by his own admission at the start of episode one — "couldn't stand it" when he first arrived. The series focuses on local musicians ranging from Washboard Chaz to Ellis Marsalis and relies heavily on interviews conducted in the musicians' homes.…

17 February 2017 | 1:31 pm

Christian Scott returns with "The Reckoning"
Trumpeter and composer Christian Scott releases Ruler Rebel, his follow up to 2015's masterful Stretch Music, in March. The album is the first in his Centennial Trilogy, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recordings while serving as a meditation on the past century's social and political realities, from mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex to xenophobia, climate change, gender equality and the rise of neofascism "and the return of the Demagogue."

Ruler Rebel combines his jazz-informed "stretch" music with his ongoing experiments in trap while rooting in West African and "New Orleanian Afro-Native American" sounds.…

17 February 2017 | 1:00 pm

Excalibur and Athena cancel Friday night parades

The krewes of Excalibur and Athena have cancelled their parades scheduled for Friday night on the Veterans Memorial Boulevard route in Metairie.

Excalibur will parade Friday, Feb. 24 following the Krewe of Centurions. Athena will roll Sunday, Feb. 26 immediately following Corps de Napoleon.

The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra have moved up the starting times of their parades in New Orleans.…

17 February 2017 | 12:53 pm

The Damned celebrates debut LP anniversary with world tour

Propelled by the single “New Rose," which premiered Oct. 22, 1976, The Damned's 1977 debut album Damned Damned Damned was released Feb. 18, 1977, beating the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks... by a few months as the first-ever full-length release from a U.K. punk band. The album was produced by Nick Lowe, who helmed the sessions in a sprinted 10-day pace matching the band's manic, irreverent rock 'n' roll.

To celebrate the album's 40th anniversary, the band hits the road on a world tour stopping in New Orleans this spring.…

17 February 2017 | 12:30 pm

Feast your eyes (and your stomach?) on the "All-Star Weekend King Cake Burger"
Gambit basketball guy (and professional Pelicans-opposing-team-irritant) Chris Trew is covering the All-Star Weekend festivities, including the special dishes being put together by Centerplate for the weekend.

He got this photo of something called the "All-Star Weekend King Cake Burger":


It seems to be a "variant" of the king cake burger from the food truck Food Drunk.…

17 February 2017 | 12:26 pm

The Front hosts "Not My President's Day" party Feb. 20

Presidents' Day honors currency stalwarts George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but it's also a good day to think about American traditions — like, say, protesting in the face of obvious injustice. In that spirit, The Front hosts a "Not My President's Day" party responding to the contentious political climate.

That evening, the gallery and the Bad Hombres and Nasty Women Performance Network host improvisational performances, puppetry, political art and more at a gathering where artists and participants can discuss activism and protest.…

17 February 2017 | 10:59 am

Mardi Gras 2017: week one
Rex Duke™'s guide to parades and throws, walking krewes, maps and more The NBA All-Star Game returns to New Orleans Feb. 19, just in time for our season of courts, balls, free throws, crowds and excitement. The first weekend of the official Carnival season offers plenty of action for fans throughout the New Orleans area.…

17 February 2017 | 7:00 am

State Sen. Troy Brown resigns; Senate was set to vote on expulsion Monday
State Sen. Troy Brown, under fire from colleagues and constituents over two misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, abruptly resigned his office this afternoon — four days before the full Senate was set to vote on his expulsion or suspension.

"It is readily apparent to me that a fair and impartial hearing before my peers will never transpire," Brown said, adding that the Senate "tore down the very fabric of our government" by holding expulsion hearings based on misdemeanor charges.

16 February 2017 | 3:05 pm

"Adopt-a-Cop" returns for Mardi Gras season

The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) is once again asking the public to show appreciation for the men and women in law enforcement who work long hours to keep parade-goers safe.

The NOPJF’S annual “Adopt-A-Cop” program solicits donations, starting at $10, to provide meals, snacks and beverages to cops working the city’s parade routes. Businesses are encouraged to donate more by becoming sponsors.…

16 February 2017 | 11:46 am

New Orleans businesses close in solidarity with Day Without Immigrants

New Orleans businesses and residents joined a national Day Without Immigrants demonstration against anti-immigration efforts from President Donald Trump, who has battled courts over his ban on refugee entry and on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries while expanding policing operations that target immigrant communities and proposing a "wall" sealing the U.S.-Mexico border, estimated to cost nearly $22 billion.

As WWL-TV reports, Ideal Market has closed its nine locations in the New Orleans area and Baton Rouge "in an effort to show the contribution that immigrant workers give to 'Make America Great!'," a message in solidarity with "el dia sin latinos, immigrantes y refugiados" ("a day without Latinos, immigrants and refugees"). In a message on social media, the market announced the closures are "in support of the day without immigrants: as always committed to serve and support the Latino community and public in general." Ideal will pay its employees during its closure.

16 February 2017 | 11:45 am

Pizza Nola's 'Grasnado' broadcasts parades online beginning Feb. 17

Lakeview pizza hub Pizza Nola (141 W. Harrison Ave., 504-872-0731) will broadcast some Uptown Mardi Gras parades on its Facebook Live page starting Feb. 17. Owner Will Samuels, Cait Gladow and Carolyn Scofield will host and invite guests to appear on the broadcasts.

The feed also will include links to charities providing assistance to victims of the recent tornado in New Orleans east, Samuels says.

16 February 2017 | 9:43 am

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks Feb. 17-19
Gambit music contributor and punk connoisseur Noah Bonaparte Pais rolls up to WWL-TV to discuss the non-Mardi Gras aspects of this weekend: Death comes to Siberia, a Swedish dream pop band and more.

16 February 2017 | 8:58 am

Editorial: Troy Brown must go

Despite two arrests on domestic abuse charges in the last 15 months — and two convictions on misdemeanor charges related to those arrests — state Sen. Troy Brown won’t step down. Sadly, Brown’s refusal to resign his Senate post has left many in the Louisiana Democratic party crawfishing on his fate: condemning him but not demanding his ouster.…

16 February 2017 | 8:48 am

Rex Duke's Mardi Gras parade bingo: Get your free cards and play along
The first big weekend of Mardi Gras parades starts Friday night, and Gambit's Rex Duke has something for you to do while waiting for the first float to pass: play Mardi Gras Bingo.

Download the attached PDFs (each card is different) and print them out (or tear them out of this Sunday's edition of Gambit).…

16 February 2017 | 8:00 am

Louisiana Senate to consider Troy Brown's expulsion or suspension on Monday

The Louisiana Senate’s Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion denied several requests from Baton Rouge attorney Jill Craft, who is representing Sen. Troy Brown, D-Napoleonville, as it deliberates, via differing resolutions, Brown’s expulsion for a pair of domestic violence misdemeanors.

The committee will hear the expulsion resolution by Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, and the six-week suspension resolution by Sen. Yvonne Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, during the hearing Monday before the Senate membership, which comprises the select committee in this matter.

15 February 2017 | 3:16 pm

19 New Orleans chefs, restaurants named James Beard Award semifinalists

New Orleans chefs and restaurants were heavily represented on the James Beard Foundation’s newly released list of 2017 awards semifinalists. The prestigious foundation released the lengthy list of culinary stars vying for the coveted awards Wednesday (Feb. 15).…

15 February 2017 | 12:40 pm

New Orleans previews bike sharing system coming in fall 2017

A citywide bike sharing program will bring 700 bikes to 70 racks to the city this fall. But in time for the NBA All-Star weekend and Mardi Gras, people will be able to check out bicycles from several stations in the French Quarter and CBD during a "preview" period from Feb. 15-23.

The fleet of white bikes (with baskets, hand brakes and kickstands) comes from New York-based company Social Bicycles, which allows bikes to be rented out and returned to other hubs around town. This month's "preview" installs 35 bike at nine stations downtown (U.S. Mint, Lafayette Square and Cochon are among the stops) and the Lower Garden District outside the Avenue Pub.…

15 February 2017 | 10:30 am

Chewbacchus paraded Saturday in Marigny and Bywater

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus' Revel Alliance parade was a big tent for science fiction fans and Carnival and costuming enthusiasts. A seemingly endless stream of subkrewes celebrated all things Star Wars, especially Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, in a two-hour long procession snaking around Frenchmen Street and down St. Claude Avenue.…

18 February 2017 | 11:58 pm

’tit Rex parades in Marigny

New Orleans' smallest parade may not have had many tiny hands clapping. The krewe of ”tit Rex chose a theme about taking a nap, but many floats depicted nightmares, many of them featuring President Donald Trump.…

18 February 2017 | 9:46 am

Women's Travel Fest heads to New Orleans
The fourth annual Women's Travel Fest at the New Orleans Jazz Market March 3-4 At last count, the tally of New Orleans’ annual festivals was well over the century mark and growing.…

18 February 2017 | 8:10 am

"Rock Against Racism" concert to benefit SPLC
More than a dozen New Orleans artists join a Rock Against Racism concert to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit legal advocacy organization focused on civil rights protections and classifying hate groups.

The event is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at The Willow (8200 Willow St.).…

18 February 2017 | 8:00 am

Oshun and Cleopatra parades roll in Uptown
The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra paraded Friday night in Uptown on a rainy kickoff to Carnival. Both Metairie krewes scheduled to parade Friday were postponed.

Both parades moved their start times up by 30 minutes.…

18 February 2017 | 12:52 am

Nix Library branch to reopen March 6; library announces Mardi Gras hours
The Nix branch of the New Orleans Public Library will reopen March 6, according to the NOPL's Facebook page.

It closed its doors in late October for improvements, which include a new floor plan, paint, additional public computers and general infrastructure. Nix also will have new landscaping and lighting when it reopens.

Hours will remain the same: opening at 10 a.m.…

17 February 2017 | 2:43 pm

Review: Toni Erdmann

Do we ever really know our children? It’s easy to feel close to the little ones, their young minds and budding personalities constantly betraying need for a parent’s love and understanding.…

17 February 2017 | 2:31 pm

Progressive strikes take shape this week in New Orleans and across the U.S.

With varying degrees of success, demonstrations in New Orleans and across the U.S. this week experimented with the idea of strikes as a tool for activists who object to the policies of President Donald Trump and his administration.

Yesterday, Ideal Markets and at least one restaurant in the city closed in solidarity with A Day Without Immigrants, a national demonstration planned in opposition the Trump administration's anti-immigration stance and the recent executive order which attempted to ban immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries.…

17 February 2017 | 2:25 pm

Documentary web series Shotgun Boogie offers an outsider's perspective on New Orleans

Shotgun Boogie is a new 12-part documentary web series spotlighting the people and culture of New Orleans from the perspective of Italian filmmaker Michele Boreggi, who — by his own admission at the start of episode one — "couldn't stand it" when he first arrived. The series focuses on local musicians ranging from Washboard Chaz to Ellis Marsalis and relies heavily on interviews conducted in the musicians' homes.…

17 February 2017 | 1:31 pm

Christian Scott returns with "The Reckoning"
Trumpeter and composer Christian Scott releases Ruler Rebel, his follow up to 2015's masterful Stretch Music, in March. The album is the first in his Centennial Trilogy, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recordings while serving as a meditation on the past century's social and political realities, from mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex to xenophobia, climate change, gender equality and the rise of neofascism "and the return of the Demagogue."

Ruler Rebel combines his jazz-informed "stretch" music with his ongoing experiments in trap while rooting in West African and "New Orleanian Afro-Native American" sounds.…

17 February 2017 | 1:00 pm

Excalibur and Athena cancel Friday night parades

The krewes of Excalibur and Athena have cancelled their parades scheduled for Friday night on the Veterans Memorial Boulevard route in Metairie.

Excalibur will parade Friday, Feb. 24 following the Krewe of Centurions. Athena will roll Sunday, Feb. 26 immediately following Corps de Napoleon.

The Krewes of Oshun and Cleopatra have moved up the starting times of their parades in New Orleans.…

17 February 2017 | 12:53 pm

The Damned celebrates debut LP anniversary with world tour

Propelled by the single “New Rose," which premiered Oct. 22, 1976, The Damned's 1977 debut album Damned Damned Damned was released Feb. 18, 1977, beating the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks... by a few months as the first-ever full-length release from a U.K. punk band. The album was produced by Nick Lowe, who helmed the sessions in a sprinted 10-day pace matching the band's manic, irreverent rock 'n' roll.

To celebrate the album's 40th anniversary, the band hits the road on a world tour stopping in New Orleans this spring.…

17 February 2017 | 12:30 pm

Feast your eyes (and your stomach?) on the "All-Star Weekend King Cake Burger"
Gambit basketball guy (and professional Pelicans-opposing-team-irritant) Chris Trew is covering the All-Star Weekend festivities, including the special dishes being put together by Centerplate for the weekend.

He got this photo of something called the "All-Star Weekend King Cake Burger":


It seems to be a "variant" of the king cake burger from the food truck Food Drunk.…

17 February 2017 | 12:26 pm

The Front hosts "Not My President's Day" party Feb. 20

Presidents' Day honors currency stalwarts George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but it's also a good day to think about American traditions — like, say, protesting in the face of obvious injustice. In that spirit, The Front hosts a "Not My President's Day" party responding to the contentious political climate.

That evening, the gallery and the Bad Hombres and Nasty Women Performance Network host improvisational performances, puppetry, political art and more at a gathering where artists and participants can discuss activism and protest.…

17 February 2017 | 10:59 am

Mardi Gras 2017: week one
Rex Duke™'s guide to parades and throws, walking krewes, maps and more The NBA All-Star Game returns to New Orleans Feb. 19, just in time for our season of courts, balls, free throws, crowds and excitement. The first weekend of the official Carnival season offers plenty of action for fans throughout the New Orleans area.…

17 February 2017 | 7:00 am

State Sen. Troy Brown resigns; Senate was set to vote on expulsion Monday
State Sen. Troy Brown, under fire from colleagues and constituents over two misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, abruptly resigned his office this afternoon — four days before the full Senate was set to vote on his expulsion or suspension.

"It is readily apparent to me that a fair and impartial hearing before my peers will never transpire," Brown said, adding that the Senate "tore down the very fabric of our government" by holding expulsion hearings based on misdemeanor charges.

16 February 2017 | 3:05 pm

"Adopt-a-Cop" returns for Mardi Gras season

The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF) is once again asking the public to show appreciation for the men and women in law enforcement who work long hours to keep parade-goers safe.

The NOPJF’S annual “Adopt-A-Cop” program solicits donations, starting at $10, to provide meals, snacks and beverages to cops working the city’s parade routes. Businesses are encouraged to donate more by becoming sponsors.…

16 February 2017 | 11:46 am

New Orleans businesses close in solidarity with Day Without Immigrants

New Orleans businesses and residents joined a national Day Without Immigrants demonstration against anti-immigration efforts from President Donald Trump, who has battled courts over his ban on refugee entry and on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries while expanding policing operations that target immigrant communities and proposing a "wall" sealing the U.S.-Mexico border, estimated to cost nearly $22 billion.

As WWL-TV reports, Ideal Market has closed its nine locations in the New Orleans area and Baton Rouge "in an effort to show the contribution that immigrant workers give to 'Make America Great!'," a message in solidarity with "el dia sin latinos, immigrantes y refugiados" ("a day without Latinos, immigrants and refugees"). In a message on social media, the market announced the closures are "in support of the day without immigrants: as always committed to serve and support the Latino community and public in general." Ideal will pay its employees during its closure.

16 February 2017 | 11:45 am

Pizza Nola's 'Grasnado' broadcasts parades online beginning Feb. 17

Lakeview pizza hub Pizza Nola (141 W. Harrison Ave., 504-872-0731) will broadcast some Uptown Mardi Gras parades on its Facebook Live page starting Feb. 17. Owner Will Samuels, Cait Gladow and Carolyn Scofield will host and invite guests to appear on the broadcasts.

The feed also will include links to charities providing assistance to victims of the recent tornado in New Orleans east, Samuels says.

16 February 2017 | 9:43 am

Gambit TV: Entertainment picks Feb. 17-19
Gambit music contributor and punk connoisseur Noah Bonaparte Pais rolls up to WWL-TV to discuss the non-Mardi Gras aspects of this weekend: Death comes to Siberia, a Swedish dream pop band and more.

16 February 2017 | 8:58 am

Editorial: Troy Brown must go

Despite two arrests on domestic abuse charges in the last 15 months — and two convictions on misdemeanor charges related to those arrests — state Sen. Troy Brown won’t step down. Sadly, Brown’s refusal to resign his Senate post has left many in the Louisiana Democratic party crawfishing on his fate: condemning him but not demanding his ouster.…

16 February 2017 | 8:48 am

Rex Duke's Mardi Gras parade bingo: Get your free cards and play along
The first big weekend of Mardi Gras parades starts Friday night, and Gambit's Rex Duke has something for you to do while waiting for the first float to pass: play Mardi Gras Bingo.

Download the attached PDFs (each card is different) and print them out (or tear them out of this Sunday's edition of Gambit).…

16 February 2017 | 8:00 am

Louisiana Senate to consider Troy Brown's expulsion or suspension on Monday

The Louisiana Senate’s Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion denied several requests from Baton Rouge attorney Jill Craft, who is representing Sen. Troy Brown, D-Napoleonville, as it deliberates, via differing resolutions, Brown’s expulsion for a pair of domestic violence misdemeanors.

The committee will hear the expulsion resolution by Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, and the six-week suspension resolution by Sen. Yvonne Colomb, D-Baton Rouge, during the hearing Monday before the Senate membership, which comprises the select committee in this matter.

15 February 2017 | 3:16 pm

19 New Orleans chefs, restaurants named James Beard Award semifinalists

New Orleans chefs and restaurants were heavily represented on the James Beard Foundation’s newly released list of 2017 awards semifinalists. The prestigious foundation released the lengthy list of culinary stars vying for the coveted awards Wednesday (Feb. 15).…

15 February 2017 | 12:40 pm

New Orleans previews bike sharing system coming in fall 2017

A citywide bike sharing program will bring 700 bikes to 70 racks to the city this fall. But in time for the NBA All-Star weekend and Mardi Gras, people will be able to check out bicycles from several stations in the French Quarter and CBD during a "preview" period from Feb. 15-23.

The fleet of white bikes (with baskets, hand brakes and kickstands) comes from New York-based company Social Bicycles, which allows bikes to be rented out and returned to other hubs around town. This month's "preview" installs 35 bike at nine stations downtown (U.S. Mint, Lafayette Square and Cochon are among the stops) and the Lower Garden District outside the Avenue Pub.…

15 February 2017 | 10:30 am

The Station opens in Mid-City
The Station (4400 Bienville St., 504-319-4548; www.thestation.coffee), a cafe from husband-and-wife team Jonathan and Megan Walker, opened Feb. 8 in Mid-City.   The shop serves coffee and teas from Orleans Coffee and Birmingham, Alabama-based Revelator Coffee.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Five in 5: ice cream sandwiches
Emeril's New Orleans800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleansThe s'mores ice cream sandwich includes toasted marshmallows and Fireball whiskey sauce. Fat Boy Pantry1302 Magazine St., (504) 239-9514Ice cream is scooped onto a sweet bun and pressed.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Wine of the week: 2012 WillaKenzie Estate Gisele Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon Retail $26-$27…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Paradigm Gardens begins dinner-concert series March 17
Central City's Paradigm Gardens (1131 S. Rampart St., 504-344-9474; www.paradigmgardensnola.com) kicks off a six-part dinner and concert series March 7. The urban farm and events venue announced the music and chef lineup for the series, which includes the farm's partner restaurants Patois, Coquette and Primitivo.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Spotted Cat Food and Spirits opens inside New Orleans Healing Center
Spotted Cat Food and Spirits (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-371-5074; www.spottedcatfoodspirits.com) officially opened inside the New Orleans Healing Center Feb. 7.  The menu offers comfort food with ingredients sourced from the Gulf South, and breakfast is available all day. Shrimp and grits are topped with vegetables, a fried egg and tomato gravy.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

The Halal Guys opens on Freret Street
Middle Eastern food chain The Halal Guys opened a location in Uptown (5001 Freret St., 504-533-9410; www.thehalalguys.com) Feb. 4.  Halal Guys' brief menu features platters or pita sandwiches with chicken, gyro meat or falafel topped with hot sauce, creamy white sauce or both. Sides include hummus or tahini with pita bread, fries, and for dessert, there is baklava.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Beer buzz: new canned beers to bring to parades
Beers from Urban South, Abita, Gnarly Barley and more There are new canned beer options from Louisiana breweries for Carnival parade season and several breweries have announced events. • Gnarly Barley Brewing Company (1709 Corbin Road, Hammond, 985-318-0723; www.gnarlybeer.com) began distributing cans of its three flagship beers — Catahoula Common, Radical Rye P.A. and Korova Milk Porter — on Feb. 6.• Abita Brewing Company's (166 Barbee Road, Covington, 985-893-3143; www.abita.com) The Boot is an easy-drinking hybrid between an ale and lager that only is distributed in Louisiana.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

3-course interview: Chaya Conrad of Bywater Bakery
On the business of baking (and king cakes) Chaya Conrad opened Bywater Bakery (3624 Dauphine St., 504-336-3336; www.bywaterbakery.com) last month and has been selling creative king cakes. The bakery will add breakfast and lunch service this month.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Review: the return of Cafe Sbisa
The restaurant serves updated French-Creole fare in the French Quarter At Cafe Sbisa, the first thing diners notice is a mural by the late George Dureau, which looms large over the historic restaurant's dining room. The photographer and painter's depiction of French Quarter patrons at the Decatur Street restaurant (which dates back to 1899) has been hanging in the same spot for decades, though the iconic eatery shuttered after Hurricane Katrina and has had several short-lived incarnations in years past.…

13 February 2017 | 3:00 pm

Women's Travel Fest heads to New Orleans
The fourth annual Women's Travel Fest at the New Orleans Jazz Market March 3-4 At last count, the tally of New Orleans’ annual festivals was well over the century mark and growing.…

18 February 2017 | 8:10 am