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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

 

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.


Ground Floor at 511 Marigny Zoned for Restos


by Richard Carman 

After today’s City Planning Commission meeting, the posh new digs at 511  may soon play host to one or two restaurants on the ground floor. The CPC granted the three-story warehouse-turned-condominium building their requested change of use. The proposed usage sparked some debate, as the pitfalls of certain types of enterprises were discussed.


Know When to Hold 'Em

A Guide to the Uptown Mardi Gras Parade Route's Bathrooms



With Carnival's biggest weekend upon us, the time has come to address that age-old parade route question: Where's the nearest bathroom?


Gettin' Sassy

Creole Seafood Favorite Expands



 

The Lakefront and Gentilly areas will soon be getting some Sass in their lives.

Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant will be opening in February in the Lake Terrace Oaks strip mall on the corner of Leon C. Simon and Franklin Avenue


Hardly Ham-Handed


By Kat Stromquist

The upcoming double Newsweek (May 24 & 31) name-checks Cochon, in an article about the profusion of pig parts on high-end menus. The author mentions Cochon's practice of adding pork stock to their Bloody Mary, horrifying anyone (ahem) with fleeting vegetarian-or-kosher aspirations. Cochon is the obvious choice for this piece, but where else might you go for provocative pork? We came up with Luke and Boucherie, any other suggestions?


NYT on NOLA Eats


New york Times restaurant critic, Sam Sifton, finally wraps up his NOLA work a formal article today. The first is an ode to the food here, not enlightening, but enjoyable piece talking about guys named Lagasse and Besh. Still, props are deserved for his attention to the oft neglected Vietnamese influence.  The fusion of Vietnamese and Cajun culture is further explored in a must-read piece by John T. Edge, who provides insight even for locals.


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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

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Stephen Babcock