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Vendredi

December 19th

WWOZ 34 Birthday Party

Tipitina’s, 9p.m.

Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister

 

Kermit Ruffins Big 50th Bash

House of Blues, 9p.m.

Celebrate Kermit’s birthday w/ The Barbeque Swingers, Nayo Jones and Neisha Ruffins Band

 

Bounce Holiday Edition

Republic, 10p.mm.

Big Freedia, DJ Jubilee, Walt Wiggady and more! $5

 

Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas

Mid-City Theater, 8p.m.

A holiday play complete with speed dating and snuggies

 

Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick

Champions Square, 7p.m.

Music with legends to kick off 2014 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Samedi

December 20th

Little Maker presents Last Waltz

One Eyed Jacks, 9p.m.

A tribute to The Last Waltz - Part II

 

Pelicans vs. Trail Blazers

Smoothie King Center, 6p.m.

The world of Portlandia blazes down South

Dimanche

December 21st

Caroling in the Square

Jackson Square, 6:30p.m.

Join in the tradition of communal holiday song by candlelight in front of the Cathedral

 

Saints vs. Falcons

da Dome, 12p.m.

Who dat rivals migrate to the Crescent City for some action

 

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

Mardi

December 23rd

Lightwire Theater

The Joy Theater, 3p.m. & 7:30p.m.

A glow in the dark dancing light show

 

Beyonce Orders 150 Po'Boys from Parkway


Beyonce returned to New Orleans Sunday night to perform in the Superdome for the first time since her Super Bowl blackout performance. Queen Bey left the sold-out Essence Festival crowd satisfied after a hit-sparkled 90-minute performance. Apparently, she didn't want to leave her team hungry, either. Sasha Fierce ordered herself and her whole entourage po'boys from Parkway Bakery (538 Hagan Avenue), and the sandwich specialists made an exception to their “no delivery” policy to accommodate. 

 

 

The Bayou St. John spot is no stranger to famous visitors, as President Barack Obama famously stopped by the shop for a shrimp sammy and gator gumbo on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood. As ever, Beyonce's rider list was much longer than POTUS.

 

Parkway owner Justin Kennedy said Beyonce ordered 150 sandwiches, of all varieties.

 

“Shrimps, Reubens, capreses, catfish, they ordered everything off the menu. We brung the restaurant to them,” Kennedy laughed.

 

As any Mid-City resident who has ever had a latenight hankering for surf and turf can attest, Parkway doesn't deliver. But they made a special exception for Beyonce. The star's team required a police escort for the delivery process, Kennedy said.

 

According to the owner, the kitchen was working with a four-person team when Beyonce called. Kennedy had to do some finagling to get his guys to step up to the plate.

 

“I told them she was coming to pick them up,” the owner laughed. “One of the guys asked if he could go home and shower.”

 

Beyonce’s entourage ordered at 9pm, and they had their sandwiches by 11:30pm, an impressive wait time when one considers a small staff, Essence Fest traffic, and police barricades.

 

All in all, Mrs. Carter is crazy in love with Parkway. “Beyonce’s secretary called and she said, ‘Everything was wonderful, and they loved it,’” Kennedy said.

 




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