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NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden (5:00 PM)
The NOLA Project presents this festive comedy that pits two of Shakespeare's most beloved characters in a war of words and wits
City Park’s Botanical Garden (5:00 PM)
New Orleanian songwriter performs at the weekly outdoor concert series
The Ogden Museum (6:00 PM)
Singer/ songwriter who has recently performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival and provided tour support for Raul Malo and the Wood Brothers
The Foundation Gallery (6:00 PM)
A screening of Maya's award-winning animation "Pareidolia" followed by a Q &A with the artist
Snug Harbor (8:00 & 10:00 PM)
The third evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Hi Ho Lounge (9:00 PM)
Hip hop artist raps on St. Claude with his album Trap Hop
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Performing tracks from the new album 'What a World'
NOLA Bar Owners and Craft Cocktailers from Cure and French 75 Share Secrets on Warm Weather X-Mas Drinks, Including Recipes for Home
Hot buttered rum is a classic December drink, but Christmas cocktailing in New Orleans requires those behind the bar to get creative with “cold weather” beverages.
Cure Owners Buy Pravda, Implement Perestroika
by Mary-Devon Dupuy
The team of artisanal cocktail creators at Cure decided that it was time for Lower Decatur to come out from behind the Iron Curtain. The newly named Perestroika at Pravda (1113 Decatur) is restructuring, offering the city’s Slavophiles even more to love about the dimly lit den on Decatur. Co-owners Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estiponal and have already refocused the spirit selection, banned smoking inside, and they have plans to start serving Eastern European cuisine.
Owner of Cure, Bellocq Talks About Continuing the Tradition of New Orleans' Official Cocktail
As Tales of the Cocktail begins, booze buffs are gearing up for Spirited Dinners, demos and seminars like "Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker." But the annual event wouldn’t be complete without the legend of at least one libation, and there's no better place to turn than the official cocktail of the Crescent City. NoDef caught up with local bar owner and mixologist Neal Bodenheimer for the saga of the sazerac.
Link, Spicer, NOLA's Best Bug Man Welcome Bellocq
by Brad Rhines
At Bellocq’s grand opening last night, patrons partied like it was 1899. Bellocq, which is the newest venture from the crew at Cure, specializes in 19th century cocktails and officially opened late last month on Lee Circle, alongside the newly renovated Hotel Modern.
NoDef Nods: Drinks
What's Hot, and What's Next
Despite the happy hours of research, the drink list is one of our favorites to make, and 2011 was an exciting year. The more things change, the more they stay the same, and we found ourselves putting Tracey's and Parasol's, & Shamrock and Rock n Bowl all on our lists. Likewise, 2011 saw the rise of mixology, and in 2012, we're looking for the backlash against mixology. So, read on to the full list.
Bellocq Brings Legendary Cocktails to Lee Circle
Cure's Team Eyes a New "New Freret"
CBD - After taming the wilds of Freret Street, Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estopinal are taking their talents downtown. The partners responsible for Cure, the Uptown cocktail bar regularly named as one of the country’s best, are teaming up again for Bellocq, a new lounge opening up in the recently renovated Hotel Modern.
Top 10 Bars in 2010, Top 11 Bars in 2011
No one appreciates a bar, drinkery, saloon, lounge, or gin-joint more than the people of New Orleans! In 2010, we saw some classics reemerge, one close, and a few great new bars open. In the world beyond High Life, cocktailing and wine really took off. This new star continues to rise into 2011.
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