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Chasing the Green Fairy

NoDef's Absinthe Day Guide

Ten years ago, the nationwide ban on absinthe was lifted in the United States after almost a century. Given how quickly the anise-flavored herbal spirit has become a staple in cocktails, it's hard to believe that for over 96 years New Orleanians lived without green frappés, drips, and daiquiris. Today (3.5) is National Absinthe Day, so how better to celebrate the spirit's rise from madness-inducing elixir of the bohemian set to the superstar ingredient in cocktails nationwide than with a comprehensive guide to the city's best absinthe-minded offerings. From tours of distilleries and museums to cocktail crawls across the Vieux Carre, read on for NoDef's guide to absinthe in New Orleans. 

Art & Soul

SoFAB to Put Modern Spin on Classic Cuisine

Living in the South, it’s not too hard to get your soul food fix. But if you’re still looking to sink your teeth into some corn bread or enjoy some collards, look no further. In honor of Soul Food Month, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFab) is hosting an event on Saturday (6.26) called "Reinventing Soul Food," where chefs will put their spin on some of the classics. 

Today in NOLA: 6.15.14

Take in the second day of the Cajun-Zydeco Festival in Armstrong Park today, or relive your high school punk days with MxPx at One Eyed Jacks. On this day in 1910, Louisiana created Evangeline Parish, naming it after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem about a young Acadian woman. More tonight:

SoFAB Museum Announces Fall Re-Opening Date

Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. continues its renaissance this fall, with the Southern Food and Beverage Museum’s re-opening. Leading up to the ribbon cutting on Stepember 29, 2014, the team at SoFAB (1504 O.C. Haley) is hosting a fundraiser this week, a happy hour on Wednesday, and a pasta party next Sunday, May 18. 

Get Cultured: Fermentation Workshop at SoFAB

by Stacy Coco

Tara Whitsitt knows when to mold 'em. This Saturday, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) co-hosts a fermentation workshop alongside Edible New Orleans. The Get Cultured will be lead by Whitstiff, the creator of Fermentation on Wheels.

Gimme Some Sugar

Old Arabi Sugar Museum Offers First Glimpse at Weekend Fest in St. Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Parish is known for raising cane. Now, an Arabi Museum will explore the history of Da Parish and sugar. This weekend, anyone who heads to the Old Arabi Sugar Festival can get a sneak peek.

Today in New Orleans 6.16.13

This Sunday, enjoy fried food and Cajun music at the Zoo, a second line in Central City, books and food at the Ashe CAC, and more. On this day in 1932, Huey Long’s new state capitol was opened during the inauguration of Governor O.K. Allen. Now, more Father’s Day fun.

Books and Beasts Head to Central City for Father's Day

by Summer Moore

Central City is quickly gaining status as a food destination, and this Father’s Day, culinary and literary will come together. On June 16th The Ashe Cultural Center, at 1712 Oretha C Haley Boulevard, will be hosting the Beasts and Books, a Father’s Day Picnic to benefit the Southern Food and Beverage Culinary Library.

Food Forum

SoFab Symposium Features Films, Hard Hats and the Science of Eating

This weekend’s annual Hungry in the South symposium proves that the Southern Food and Beverage Museum cares just as much about advancing the future of Southern food as it cares about preserving the past.

Hurry Up and Wait

French Market Waiters Race Puts Crescent City Twist on l'Hexagone Tradition

The dueling barges have had their say. This weekend, it's time to give locals a chance to get in touch with their far-removed French roots. 

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