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Lundi

December 22nd

NOCCA Presents Home for the Holidays

House of Blues, 6p.m.

A concert for Daniel Price foundation ft. Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, TYSSON

 

Glen David Andrews

d.b.a., 10p.m.

Treme trombone man brings it on a Monday ($5)

 

Ice Cold Comedy

Siberia, 9p.m.

Free comedy hosted by Fayard Lindsay

 

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Hi Ho Lounge, 8p.m.

Bring your stringed instruments to jam; $2 red beans and rice

 

Claude Bryant & The Allstars

Banks St. Bar, 9p.m.

Free red beans; $3 Jameson

 

Christmas in the Oaks

City Park, 6p.m.-10p.m.

The lights go out on Jan 3, don’t miss your chance to catch the show

 

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Nealand and her band have a fresh take on traditional jazz

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Chef Pete Vazquez Brings Sunday Supper Club to Stein's


by Brad Rhines

Pop-up restaurants keep popping up all over New Orleans, with the latest venture, Hush Supper Club, serving its first meal last night at Stein’s Market and Deli on Magazine St. While most pop-ups are devoted to a particular dish - ramen noodles or burgers, for example - the globe-hopping chef behind Hush Supper Club refuses to be fenced in by such conventional expectations.


Dante's Kitchen Brings Ramen Revolution to Coulis with Noodle and Pie


by Brad Rhines

Throughout the city - and across the country - fine dining chefs have taken to the task of elevating junk food favorites like burgers, pizza, and tacos to suit the tastes of a more sophisticated audience.  This week, a new pop-up restaurant in the Coulis kitchen, called Noodle and Pie, is tackling ramen, that dorm room staple made hipster famous in recent years. The staff from Dante’s Kitchen is taking over the Prytania St. breakfast-lunch spot on Sunday and Monday nights, selling steamed pork buns, bowls of handmade noodles, and slices of homemade pie.


Vegetarian Food Pops Up at Tsai


by Ben de la Cour

Burgers and pizza are highly successful pop-up fare in New Orleans, but now it's the veggies' turn. Scheduled to operate out of Esplanade Avenue's Dragon's Den for at least one week, Tsai is New Orleans' newest (and only) pop-up vegetarian restaurant. The name, which means “vegetable”, “dish” as well as “cuisine” in Chinese, is the brainchild of Karen Wang & Aron Chang, two Taiwanese-born chefs living in New Orleans. This week, NoDef went down the bamboo shoot, and asked Wang about  the operation.


Drivin' 'Em Patty

MVBurger's Pop-Up Popularity



UPTOWN - While waiting in line outside Slim Goodie’s Diner on Magazine Street for an hour in the rain on Sunday night, there's a common refrain: “This burger better be damn good." And with a name like MVBurger (Most Valuable Burger), the bar for said burger is raised all that much higher.


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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