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Jeudi

August 27th

"Be A New Orleanian"

Theatre at St. Claude, 8p.m.

Jim Fitzmorris tackles "What it means" in new play, $20.

 

"The Next Ten Years"

CAC, 5:30p.m-8p.m. free.

Architectual panel discussion about the future

 

Garden of Lust

Mag's 940, 10p.m.

Rev. Spooky LeStrange and Her Million Dollar Baby Dolls kinky burlesque show

 

Bantam Foxes + Metronome the City

Circle Bar, 10p.m.

Local rock/blues//pop band with psychedelic rock friends.

Vendredi

August 28th

Yoshio Toyama & Dixie Saints

Snug Harbor, 8p.m. & 10p.m.

Classic New Orleans jazz of banjo, piano, trumpet, and vocals, $25

 

Thistle Marie Musgrave Opening

Parse Gallery, 7p.m.-10p.m.

"FLUX", diverse, ethically-sourced wearable art

 

Tom Worrell

Le Bon Temps Rouler, 7p.m.

Keys guy at a classic venue

 

Boyfriend's Third Anuual B-Day Bash

One Eyed Jack's, 9p.m.

Boyfriend, Trixie Minx, Fleur de Tease, and more, plus visual installations, a cupcake bar, pop-up shop, $10

 

"Phoenix"

Prytania Theatre

Disfigured German-Jewish nightclub singer searches for answers after WWII

Eat Up and Chill Out With COOLinary Month


It’s hot outside. Damn hot. However, an annual celebration of Louisiana restaurants offers the chance to chill out all August long with COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month. In exchange for staying in New Orleans during the dog days, locals get enjoy 2-3 course lunch menus for $30 or less and 3 course dinner menus for $40 or less at over 80 award winning restaurants.


Open Season: Ursa Major, Avo, Compére Lapin Set Set For Launch


Memorial Day kicked off restaurant opening season in New Orleans. Three big names are opening there doors this week. Ursa Major, Avo, and Compére Lapin are all welcoming the public this week.


Six Beers & the Truth

Eric Zurcher Talks Eats After Some Drinks



Having seen the spirits of New Orleans loosen even the tightest of tongues, your author was inspired to begin interviewing interesting people after a few libations. 'Six Beers and the Truth' is a series wherein the interviewee has enjoyed six beers before giving the interview. While some are emotional, some are funny and some are shocking...they are all candid and honest. Please enjoy 'Six Beers and The Truth with Eric Zurcher.


Steady Stream

A Listing of the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade Route's Bathrooms



Benny Grunch famously crooned, “Ain’t no place to pee on Mardi Gras Day.” However, there are actually hundreds of places to go along the parade route. Options span from the 250 free port-a-potties set up by the City to bars selling wristbands. NoDef compiled a list of options for relief flanking the Uptown route.


Martinique Bistro Closes, Lama's 'Avo to Open


Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine Street) joined the “ain’t dere no more” list. After 20 years, the popular  uptown eatery closed their doors on Monday (1.05). Nick Lama, 33, the chef de cuisine at Gautreau’s, will move into the space.‘Avo,’ an Italian-inspired restaurant is slated to open this March.


Cane & Table Adds to Stable


Downtown hotspot Cane & Table (1113 Decatur Street) is adjusting to the cooler weather. The proto-tiki destination is rolling out a couple of new menus and longer hours. A new drink list, a happy hour, and a rotating lunch menu all debuted in the last few weeks.


Drinking Culture

NoDef's Bargrapher Hops Up to a Pop-Up at Carrollton Station



Gentle reader, a pestilence is sweeping across our city as it does every winter. Close quarters, questionable personal habits, and the inability of us service industry employees to call-in sick are the villains. But even the worst upper respiratory infection could not have kept me from Carrolton Station on Sunday where Marcus Jacobs and Caitlin Carney of Herbsaint popped up their Sparklehorse Grill for the afternoon. 


Roam for the Holidays


By Ashley Larsen

Christmas is a day to be spent with family and friends, and one can hardly do that slaving over a hot stove. Several restaurants in the New Orleans area are open up on the big holiday and will be offering up all the traditional meals without all the dishes. 


Taking Turkey Time on the Road (Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner)


By Ashley Larsen

Thanksgiving is a stressful time. The day is full of back-breaking kitchen work, family drama, and what seems like an endless supply of dirty dishes. More and more New Orleanians are taking the opportunity to dine out on Thanksgiving. NoDef has compiled a list of restuarants offering all the great food and none of the dishes or the prep work. 


CBD Business Burglary Binge


NOLA’s glazers were busy this weekend. Six establishments had to replace windows after a Central Business District (CBD) burglary binge in the early hours of Saturday (11.22) morning. Four of the businesses will also be replacing their cash registers, but one thief learned that the tills are emptied before the shops lock up for the night.


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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,

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Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson

Theatre Critic

Michael Martin

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Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall

Film Critic

Jason Raymond

Puzzler

Paolo Roy

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Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor:

B. E. Mintz

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