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April 29th

The Funky Meters

Tip’s. 9p.m.

NOLA funk originators

 

The Last Waltz

Saenger, 9p.m.

Band’s masterpiece recreated 40 years later

 

Los Lobos

Republic, 8p.m.

Famed Mexican-American rockers

 

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

Joy, 10p.m.

Russo, Benevento, & co. create an American Beauty

 

The Roots with Hot 8

Orpheum, 9p.m.

Tribute Clarence “Trixie” Slaugher

 

The New Mastersounds

Joy, 12a.m.

Jazz fusion & funk quartet

 

“I Can Play Drum”

30/90, 1:30a.m.

Freeman & Weedie Percussion Night

 

Marcia Ball

Le Petit, 9p.m.

NOLA’s top songstress

 

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Blue Nile, 10:30p.m.

All aboard for NOLA trumpet great!

 

Tuba Skinny

D.b.a., 6p.m.

Trad jazz greats for the swing dance set

 

Communion

Gasa Gasa, 9p.m.

My Jerusalem, Purple, Los Coast and Luxley

TGI Fryday

Fish Frys Abound As Lent Begins



For many locals, the 40 days following Mardi Gras is a time to take a break from the booze. However, for faithful Catholics, the period is a time of literal fast punctuated by fish on Fridays. For all New Orleanians, lent is a great time eat some tasty seafood.


Gumbo Yeah-Yeah!

A Recipe from Emeril's for National Gumbo Day



Every day in Louisiana is a gumbo day, but for the rest of America, October 12th is National Gumbo Day. In honor of the holiday, NoDef sought out a great recipe for those who did not learn the secrets from their paw-paw. (Hint: First you make a roux). Emeril’s Chef de Cuisine David Slater was happy to oblige with this great recipe for Seafood Gumbo.


Fresh Catch

All The Details for the Louisiana Seafood Fest



Whether its crawfish season, oyster season, or shrimp season, some seafood is always fresh in the Boot. It's only fitting that the state that perfected the fest has a gathering specifically for succulent swimmers. The Louisiana Seafood Fest will be serving up serious eats and local music all weekend (9.04-9.06) long in City Park.


Salu Flexes Their Mussels


This month, Magazine Street tapas restaurant, Salú Bistro and Bar, is hosting its second annual Mussel Fest. Salú is one of the city’s biggest sellers of mussels, and throughout the entire month of August, the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Dustin Brien, will be whipping up a special menu that highlights the many uses of the mollusks. This afternoon, Brien sat down with NoDef to bring you a more in-depth look at the month’s menu.


Shrimp Scam: DOJ Nails Company for Counterfeit Crustaceans


Texans take their state seriously. Heck, Texas Governor Greg Abott, Senator Ted Cruz, and icon Chuck Norris are concerned that the U.S. government is going to engage in a military takeover of the state this summer. Here, in Louisiana, we take our seafood seriously. On Thursday (5.07) U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite secured a guilty plea from a Texas company that tried to pass off foreign shrimp as a Gulf product, a violation of the Lacey Act.


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.


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