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Keith Urban, Wilco, Jimmy Cliff headline today
Steamboat Natchez, 9:15p.m.
Rock n roillin' on the river
Saenger Theater, 8p.m.
Warren Haynes project jams again with lots of guests
Dragon’s Den, 10p.m.
World music mixed with some familiar NOLA sounds
Civic Theater, 8p.m.
Jazz and funk from Soul Live alums and friends
Brass with a big presence and a rock beat
Blue Nile, 10p.m.
Packed evening of NOLA music spanning several genres of jazz, soul, and funk
House of Blues, 8p.m.
Local singer-songwriter with a big national footprint
Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.
Ivan Nevile, Tony Hall, Nikki Glaspie lay it down
The Joy Theater, 9p.m.
Much awaited Meters reunion with Phish keys player subbing in for Neville
Boogaloo and soul jazz
HUSTLE with DJ Soul Sister
Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.
Beloved local DJ spins funk, soul, and more, always in the groove
Jazz Fest – The Who
Soul Rebels, Gravity A, Brass-A-Holics, Steven Bernstein
Mississippi Rail Company
The London Souls
House of Blues
One Eyed Jacks
Father John Misty
The Civic Theater
The Meter Men, Page McConnell
The Joy Theater
Steamboat Natchez, 10p.m.
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:
Let Them Eat Cake
Results of NoDef's King Cake Walk are in
The results of NoDef's King Cake Walk are in! For the second year in a row, Bittersweet Confections has landed the win for their vibrantly sugared cake filled with rich chocolate. But, Bittersweet was only one of the local bakeries represented in the competition, all of whom brought their best game to the challenge. The barren platters at the event's end provided evidence that there are no loosers in the world of cake.
King Cake Baby: Ryan Haydel Talks About the Family Biz
By Ashley Larsen
King Cakes are kind of a big deal in New Orleans. The delicious treat is almost synonymous with Mardi Gras itself, and in NOLA perhaps no other bakery is as famous as Haydel’s. With Mardi Gras season gearing up the bakery has gone into overdrive but Nodef managed to sneak away Ryan Haydel, third generation baker and co-owner, from the kitchen just long enough to find out what it’s like to be a King Cake baker.
Cake & Bake
NoDef Talks to Gambino's About King Cakes, the Saints, and Trad vs. Filled
Carnival season is officially here, and bakers all over the city are working hard to feed the festive masses. NoDef talked to Gambino’s Bakeries owner Sam Scelfo about Twelfth Night sales, traditional vs. filled, and new flavors for 2014. Those loyal to Haydel's can get their cakes in Orleans Parish, at the bakery's SnoWizard pop-up.
King Cake Quest: The Results
Cake Café Conquers Carnival Confections
After several years of sending writers out to sample the Crescent City's many takes on King Cake, NoDef opted this year to let the people weigh in. On Jan. 24, hundreds of guests piled into the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's weekly After Hours event to help us choose the most outstanding oval in NoDef's first public King Cake Quest.
King Cake Returns
Mardi Gras Treats From Haydel's, Tartine Reviewed
Sure as the streetcar will ride down St. Claude and Joan of Arc will have another birthday, Twelfth Night means we are once again free to dig for the Baby J When the clock strikes Friday, the season of king cake is once again upon us.
by Marguerite Lucas
A New Orleans fixture for over 52 years and the holder of the Guiness record for world’s largest King Cake, there is no denying that Haydel’s Bakery knows its way around the ringed dessert. As our Quest has shown over the past week, many upstarts are kneading their way into the world of the King Cake. But, as ever in this town – and especially during Carnival – it's important to remember from whence we came.
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