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Pirate's Alley Battles to Stay Open



Another French Quarter institution is danger of disappearing amidst a zoning dispute. Locals are rallying to save Pirate’s Alley in advance of a June 11th meeting scheduled to determine the future of the small bar.


Mexican Standoff

NOLA's Many Opportunities to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo



With all the fleur-de-lis decorating New Orleans, it is evident that the city puts our French heritage in the spotlight. So, finding a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, can be a bit tricky. NoDef has a list of all the specials and parties honoring the holiday tonight.


Mailbag: Meter Made--FQ Workers Respond to Parking Compromise


Mayor Mitch’s plan to make public parking downtown more expensive was met with outrage from French Quarter service industry types. So, a compromise was offered. In response, three leaders of the opposition, Nick Detrich, Mark Schettler, and Chris Lane penned an open letter calling for more attention to root issues such as public transit.


Camellia Cometh (Again)


A Quarter classic reopened on Boxing Day (12.26). To be exact, an uptown classic reopened their French Quarter outpost. Camellia Grill (540 Chartres Street) is once serving the succor to soak up some of that revelry.


Atchafalaya Stick-Up


Another uptown restaurant was the victim of an armed robbery on Thursday (9.24) night. Customers and staff at Atchafalaya (901 Louisiana Avenue) were held up by two gunmen close to close according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). 


Curly Fries In The Sky: Canal Street Arby's Closes


Friends, the days of curly fries and Meat Mountains are gone. The Arby’s on Canal shuttered their doors. A new, local food focused is restaurant is set to build out the space and open their doors before the season begins in force.


Every Man A King


Dead Huey P. Long turns has a birthday at the end of August. Where better to celebrate than the Quarter restaurant bearing his name: Kingfish (337 Chartres Street). On Tuesday (8.11), the downtown destination revealed details of their Third Annual Huey P. Long Birthday Celebration and Look-a-Like Contest. (And, yes, there will be Spud.)


Twojague's? Latter To Open Bar on Freret


By Lucy Leonard

Wine enthusiasts, grab your aerators— a new wine bar is coming to Freret! Mark Latter, owner of Tujague’s Restaurant and Bin 428, and PJ Rosenberg, formerly of Uncorked and Martin Wine Cellar, announced today (7.16) that in Spring 2016, they will open Bar Frances, a wine bar and restaurant that will be located at 4542 Freret. 


This is Zea End


Margaritaville is not the only NOLA restaurant that will be shuttered in the net few weeks. Today, Zea Rotisserie & Grill announced plans to close their location at 1525 St. Charles Avenue on June 21.


Mex Flex: Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NOLA


NOLA loves a reason to celebrate, but as a City, we tend to focus on our French roots. So, finding a place to party for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, can be a bit tricky. NoDef has a list of all the specials and parties honoring the holiday tonight.


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

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Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


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