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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?
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
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.
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,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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