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Vendredi

March 6th

Six Years of Beers

NOLA Brewing Co, 5:30p.m.

Release of the 6th Anniversary Ale (a sour ale this year) ft. music with Tauk, Gravity A, New Orleans Suspects

 

Gogol Bordello

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Gypsy Punk band from the Lower East Side

 

Francisco Goldman

Tulane Auditorium, 6p.m.

Academic all-star chats about Interior Circuit

 

Celtics v. Pelicans

SKC, 7p.m

 

Mario Cart Challenge

Republic, Doors 10p.m., free before 12 w/ college ID

Multiple N64s set up for the annual Mario Kart Challenge - compete to win a section and bottle of booze; music by DJ G

Samedi

March 7th

Julia Street

Monthly art crawl, 6-9p.m.

 

Haiku With Ghosts

Foundation Gallery, 6-10p.m.

Opening reception for Demond Matsuo’s new show

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 1 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

 

Jim Roche: Culture Mechanic

Ogden, 6p.m.

Opening of acclaimed retrospective

 

Grizzlies v. Pelicans

SKC, 6p.m.

 

Katt Williams

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Popular comedian on his Born Again...Again tour

 

Tank and the Bangas

Old US Mint, 8p.m.

Local spoken wordsmiths exude creativity through song

Dimanche

March 8th

Tobymac, Mandisa, & Capital Kings

Saenger Theater, 7p.m.

Grammy Award Winners on tour w/ electronic pop duo the Capital Kings

 

Bo Burnham (Sold Out)

Civic Theater, 8p.m.

Wunderkind comedian wombed on the web

 

Glen David Andrews

Botanical Gardens, 4p.m.

Party in the Garden with Andrews and Swamp Donkeys

 

Soul Fest

Audubon Zoo, 10a.m.-5:30p.m.

Day 2 of music, food and fun at the zoo!

Meet the New Sauce(s): Tony Chachere's Sandwich-Ready Summer Line


Tony Chachere's is hoping to strike condiment gold, again. The company knows you use their Creole seasoning to replace salt, pepper and other spicier ingredients. Now, they're providing replacements for ketchup, mustard and mayo, too. Troy Landry of Swamp People took to the steps of Long's House earlier this week to unveil the new quartet of sauces designed for sandwiches, or whatever you want to use them on. Instead of taking the word of a guy who shoots gators all day, we wanted to try them for ourselves. So, Tony's was kind enough to send us some samples, and chat with us about the new product line.


Spice Wars: Tony Chachere's Sues Big Easy Foods Over Trademark


Updated 9/27, 10 a.m.

Once, Tony Chachere and Big Easy Foods were brothers in spicy sodium-infused Cajun food from a box. Big Easy Foods (based in...Lake Charles) licensed that cute Chachere's likeness for some of its food products. But, last year, the two parted ways, and it's been anything but mild since then. In a lawsuit filed today, Chachere's is accusing Big Easy of infringing on their trademark, and undercutting their business, reports Eater NOLA.


Playing the Market(Again)

'Makin' Groceries Card Game' Returns After 20+ Years



In New Orleans, amassing a bounty of groceries is not a passive act. Buying is an act of people sacrificing the toil and creativity behind their goods to a third party. Around here – as the old saying goes – we make groceries.

 

More than 20 years ago, the unique experience of acquiring the weekly food stash in New Orleans was captured in card game form with the Makin' Groceries Card Game. But, like the Schwegmann’s and K&B Drug Stores that stocked the games, they trickled away in the early 1990s. By the mid-90s, they weren’t available in the retail world at all.


Tri-Bird Teaser

Turducken Demystified



Turducken! The very name of the mystical bird(s) inspires fantastical tales as if it were a unicorn or a ten pound crawfish. Louisiana’s own specialty dish that combines turkey, duck and chicken, is no myth. Nevertheless, plenty of stories swirl about the famed protein powerhouse.


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Contributors:

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,

Staff Writers

Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Art Listings

Cheryl Castjohn

Photographers

Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

Art Director:

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

Published Daily by

Minced Media, Inc.

Editor Emeritus



Stephen Babcock