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Samedi (10.25.14)

October 26th

Pelicans open practice (Smoothie King Center, 10 a.m.)

Come see the Pels practice for free before the season begins

Miller’s Crossing screening 

THNOC, 10:30 a.m.

Joel and Ethan Cohen’s New Orleans-shot mob thriller in conjunction with From Cameo to Closeup – Louisiana in Film 

 

An Evening with Mike Doughty

Gasa Gasa, 9 p.m.

Soul Coughing frontman to play solo show

 

Tank & The Bangas with DJ RQ Away + Speakerbox Experiment

Tipitina’s, 10 p.m.

One of the most energetic local groups on the scene

 

Ghostbusters

Palmer Park, 7 p.m.

Outdoor screening of everyone’s favorite Halloween movie

 

Mirliton Fest

Markey Park (11a.m.-7p.m.)

Drink, dance and enjoy SoLa's oddest piece of produce

Enchantment Under the Sea

LA Seafood Fest Open Today



Crawfish, and catfish, and crabs, oh my! The 2014 Louisiana Seafood Festival is this weekend (October 10th-12th) and it promises to be a delicious affair. The annual festival will be returning to its stomping grounds at City Park for a celebration of Louisiana’s seafood heritage and famous cuisine. 


National Ceviche Day

Recipes & Tips from Emeril, Peche, Bourbon House, and More



Saturday (6-28) is National Ceviche Day, kicking off a week long celebration of the popular fish dish. The simple cuisine, consisting of seafood cooked in citrus-y acids and then flavored, originated in Central and South America, but has found a home in New Orleans. Some of the city's top chefs talked to NOLA Defender about their versions of this classic and even offered up some recipes.


Landrieu, Vitter Call on POTUS to Help Pregnant Women Eat More Seafood


Mary Landrieu, David Vitter and 18 of their U.S. Senate colleagues have a message for pregnant women that anyone in South Louisiana could understand: Eat more seafood. In turn, the U.S. Senators from the Gulf seafood capital are urging President Barack Obama to update FDA standards that urge pregnant women to satisfy those cravings with more food that once swam.


Geaux Fish!

Audubon Aquarium Deals LA Seafood an Ace



New Orleanians are all well-acquainted with the many methods for getting Louisiana seafood from the market to the mouth, but a new exhibit at the Audubon Aquarium is looking to show what happens before the feast.


Details of Oil Disaster Settlement in Front of Judge, Public


Remember that settlement BP said they reached with the people of the Gulf? Well, it still hasn't technically taken effect yet. But, just in time for Friday's two-year anniversary of the Big Oozy, the two sides filed papers in court to get the whole thing approved, BP said. The filing simultaneously is the first time the public has been able to get a look at what's in the settlement with its own two eyes.


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


Big Oozy Still in da' House


Do y'all remember when we had that oil spill in the Gulf? You know the reason, they're handing out those checks? And, then remember when everything was magically alright?

Surprise! Apparently, everything is not alright!

We watch some quality footage in which a Cajun fishermen demonstrates the oil's staying power with only outboard motor. [VIA] And then we take a look at some folks a lot smarter than us at MIT usin' science to make us even more concerned about the seafood. [VIA]

Watch for yourself after the break...


Gulf Seafood Tested for Oil, not Oil-Eating Chemical Dispersants


Sniffing sardines aside, we have to assume that The Powers That Be have been doing some serious checking up on the seafood being brought out of the Gulf. But so far nobody has been doing anything about the highly unknown chemicals used to attack the spill. I say unknown but of course they are known, to the people who invented them. The recipe used most extensively in the Gulf, the optimistically named Corexit, is kept secret under strict trade laws.

 

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Sniff Sniff BOOM


by Arielle Schecter

Seafood safety testing in the Gulf region has taken a turn for the stinky. Ordinary citizens had presumed that scientists were behind the inspections of oysters, shrimp, and other fishes originating in the oil-tainted waters, but it turns out that anybody with a nose can qualify for the job. Managers of the testing facilities urge the olfactory workers to sniff "like a bunny," according to an NPR report that aired this morning on WWNO. Driving this technology is the belief that people can tell when something's gone bad in their refrigerators. So by extension, they should be able to tell when something's spilled 55,000 gallons of oil on a single catfish.


Spice Hurl


Riddle: What would make Morris Bart AND David Simon both happy? Susan Spicer (not represented by Bart :() has just filed a class action lawsuit against BP. The famed chef of Bayona, and Treme inspiration is gunning for the polluter citing income lost on account of the oilpill and consequent lack of seafood. You geaux, girl!


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