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Gasa Gasa (7 p.m.)
With Madonnathan & All People, Brent Houzenga, and more
Blue Nile (10 p.m.)
with Eric Bolivar, Andrew Block, Eric Bloom, and Eric Vogel
Tipitina's (9 p.m.)
Plus DJ Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr & more
Snug Harbor (8 p.m., 10 p.m.)
Famous local Jazz pianist and bandleader performs
NOMA’s Sculpture Garden (5 p.m.)
Friday nights at NOMA and Moonlight Movies come together
House of Blues (9 p.m.)
Rapper makes stop on his My Krazy Life tour
Kermit’s Mother in Law Lounge (10 p.m.)
Bluesy New Orleans guitar
Gallery Burguieres (7 p.m.)
Author reads and signs copies of crime drama ‘Docket 76’
NOLA Brewing (1 p.m.)
?Scavenger hunt beginning at the taproom, to benefit Gulf Restoration Network
Maple Leaf (10:30 p.m.)
CD Release Party
Howlin’ Wolf (9:30 p.m.)
Plus YMCMB Flow, G Unit’s Kidd Kidd, 5th Ward Weebie, and 3D Natee
Tipitina's (9 p.m.)
Andrew Block, Eric Vogel, Erica Falls, Kendrick Marshall, plus John Lisi and Delta Funk
Shadowbox Theatre (8 p.m.)
Shoes, booze, and prostitutes
Armstrong Park (10 a.m.- 7 p.m.)
Green Business Expo, music, and more from La. Bucket Brigade
HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister
Hi Ho Lounge (11 p.m.- 3 a.m.)
Rare grooves from the '70's every Saturday
Blue Nile (10 p.m.)
Local trombonist and his band play traditional NOLA music, from blues, to jazz, to gospel
NoDef's Ultimate King Cake Guide
The Gooey Details on 23 Carnival Confections
When ordering a King Cake, Crescent City sweet seekers can no longer uniformly expect the standard braided cinammon twist with more or less the same flavor profile. King Cakes have become a creative canvass for adventurous bakers across New Orleans. Allow NoDef to help you choose which will satisfy your palette. We combined three years of King Cake coverage for one ultimate guide. After reading these diverse offerings, you may even want the baby:
Uptown Creole Eatery Patois Becomes 1940's Era Bar Every Friday
This Friday, cozy Uptown creole eatery Patois (6078 Laurel St.) will become a 40’s-style cocktail lounge for the night. The general manager, Lorenzo Reef, and co-owner, Leon Touzet, are launching a weekly throwback night, a shift from fine dining to casual, 40’s and 50’s
Square Root Taking Reservations
The much-anticipated Square Root (1800 Magazine) is opening their two-tier double restaurant space on April 23. The Root derivative and self-proclaimed “progressive restaurant” eschews traditional dining arrangements for an open kitchen, with seating divided into four sessions of 16.
Into the Fire
Brews News: Cajun Fire Brewing's Big Idea
With a recent boost from a victory at a local competition for entrepreneurs, the team behind Cajun Fire Brewing is poised to bring their beer and their story to a wider local audience.
In a Pinch
Author of Crawfish Cookbook Talks Cajun Country, Cultural Impact
Crawfish has always been an essential part of Louisiana culture, from backyard boils to fine dining. Self-proclaimed crawfish historian and Breaux Bridge native, Sam Irwin published a book about the state’s seafood superstar, Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean. NoDef spoke with the author about his favorite mudbug memories and recipes.
Humble Bagel Rises on Freret
by Jessica Placzek
The recent closing of Artz Bagelz left Uptowners down a bagel spot, but the owners of a new shop are hoping to fill the hole on Freret. Humble Bagel (4716 Freret St.) opened its doors to New Orleans last Thursday. The shop's bagels are hand rolled and kettle boiled daily, and
NOLA Brewing Releases Rebirth Pale Ale
by Stacy Coco
NOLA Brewing is proud to present its newest addition to the frothy family, Rebirth Pale Ale. Sales from the new brew will benefit the Roots of Music, a nonprofit co-founded by Rebirth Brass Band drummer Derick Tabb.
French Quarter Feast
French Quarter Fest Vendors Talk Bites, Benevolence
For many fest goers, live music is only a peripheral distraction from the main attraction, food. French Quarter Fest boasts over 60 vendors at seven spots throughout the Vieux Carre. NoDef spoke to veterans from G.W. Fins about their experiences at the festival, as well as newcomers from Café Reconcile.
Good Peel: Crawfest at Tulane (Photos)
The crawfish are not particularly large this season, but that didn't stop crowds from coming out to Tulane's 8th annual Crawfest. The university's massive crawfish boil boasted over 18,000 pounds of crawfish, live music, and more from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. yesterday, April 5. Click through for photos by Rachel June.
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