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Luke Winslow King
New Orleans Civic Symphony Fall Concert
Alexis & the Samurai
Bluegrass Pickin’ Party
Real Estate, Regal Degal
Glen David Andrews
King James & the Special Men
Crescent City Farmers Market
Michael Rubin: The Cottoncrest Curse
Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns
Peter Abadie: Green in Judgement Cold in Blood
Stanton Moore Trio
6x6: Six 10-Minute Plays
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
Jazz in the Park
Ogden After Hours
Emery Van Hook Sonnier: “Food as Medicine”
A Lie of the Mind
Big Freedia, Partners N Crime, 5th Ward Weebie
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:
Dat Dog, Adelita's Way, On A Leash for LA-SPCA
Dat Dog is a little wacky, but not the type of establishment to go off the leash. To the contrary, the popular hot dog destination will be hosting “Dog on a Leash” to raise funds for the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA-SPCA). On Wednesday (9.24), the Dat Dog downtown location (601 Frenchmen Street) will be the site of a Yappy Hour and an Eat n’ Greet with rockers Adelita’s Way.
Into the Child
Kopfler Opens l'Enfant at Molly's at the Market
Chef Matt Kopfler has an impressive stack of experiences. The St. Stanislaus grad has lived in destinations ranging from Caribbean islands to the island of Nantucket. He has worked in classic kitchens, private kitchens, and co-founded popular pop-up PPX. Now, at Moly’s at the Market (1107 Decatur Street), the prodigal son is attempting to cull all of those experiences together with his his new venture l’Enfant.
Food Truck Park Coming to St. Claude
Look out Austin! NOLA is about to get her first food truck park. A vacant lot on the corner of St. Claude Avenue and Feliciana Street will provide an outdoor food court populated by the trendy trucks from October 2 - November 8. Of course, this is Louisiana not Texas; so, the venue will also feature beer and food.
The area will be outfitted with picnic tables and strings of Christmas lights. In addition, there will be portapotties, bike parking, and security. The park will operate Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6p.m. to 9p.m.
New Stock at Bellocq
Lee Circle Cocktail Destination Rolls Out Food Menu & New Drink List
Bellocq at the Hotel Modern is taking a step towards the present wile keeping touch with their vintage roots. The lounge, CureCo’s cobbler capital, has long had no food of its own, relying on their proximity to Tivoli & Lee. Now, Bellocq will feature their own food menu. Additionally, the bar will continue serving the 19th century classic, but they will sit aside other offerings on a new drink menu.
Cajun Cooking 101
An Excerpt from a People's History of Acadie
What is the nature of Cajun food? The books will tell you that it’s a rustic and spicy mélange (mixture) of the cuisines of many ethnicities—Cajun, African, Spanish, German, Native American, and Caribbean—and produced with mostly local ingredients. And although it is a rustic, rural fare, I can unequivocally say that it is among the tastiest cuisines in the world. Growing up as only half-Cajun with a mother who was Irish and German, I ate mostly "American" food. But my father, being a Broussard, could not live long without the staples of the kind of home cooking he grew up with: gumbo, jambalaya, rice and gravy, sauce piquant.
Bean Town Drinks Downtown
Boston’s Drink came of fame as a cocktail bar without a menu. On Wednesday (9.10), noted bartenders John Gertsen and Cali Gold of Drink are bringing the experience to NOLA. The duo are trekking to San Francisco and stopping for a guest shift at Cane & Table (1113 Decatur Street.)
We Live to Eat! Restaurant Week Kicks Off In NOLA
One could argue that every week is Restaurant Week in New Orleans, but next week, they’d be right. We Live to Eat Restaurant Week kicks off this Monday, September 8, and runs through the Sunday the 14th. Local heavyweights like Antoine’s, Emeril’s, Commander’s, and Ruth’s Chris are set to participate, as well as newcomers like Booty’s and Mizado Cocina.
Bam! Emeril to Star in New Reality Cooking Show
Chef Emeril Lagasse will star in a new cooking competition show premiering on TNT in October. The show, called On the Menu, features amateur cooks battling to have their original dishes featured at a major chain restaurant. Watch the trailer below.
Bourbon Suite (Recipes)
Tomorrow starts National Bourbon Heritage Month and this time, we’re not talking about the French dynasty. In one of Congress’ more productive acts, they legislated September to be a celebration of Kentucky’s finest whiskey. NoDef is spending the month talking to bartenders about their favorite bourbon beverages. For starters we talked to Chris Benton at Le Foret (129 Camp St.), Cane & Table (1113 Decatur St.) and Emeril’s gang at NOLA (534 St. Louis St.)
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz
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