The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (La-SPCA) does much more than facilitate adoption for our four legged friends. One of the agency’s responsibilities includes enforcing Chapter 18 Animal Ordinances and the Intact Permit law. That means the group is in charge of making sure that pets are spayed or neutered or permitted.
On Monday (11.25) a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri ruled not to indict Officer Darren Wilson on any charges connected to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. The ruling transcended the town sparking protests and riots across the country. Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Mayor (and current National Urban League President) Marc Morial weighed in on the situation.
Tiki is the talk of the town, libations wise. However, one cocktail creator is looking for liquor in a different region south of the border. On Sunday (11.24) night, Braden Lagrone (Cure, Cane & Table) rolled out his new Mexican cocktail pop-up, Diamanté K, at Oxalis (3162 Dauphine Street.)
Thanksgiving isn’t affectionately called Turkey Day for no reason. The bird has been part of the holiday going all the way back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. While it isn’t certain whether the Pilgrims and the Native Americans actually feasted on the fowl, it is certain that millions of Americans will be eating turkey this Thanksgiving. The stress of cooking it is enough to ruffle anyone’s feathers. Here are some tips and tricks to cook the tasty bird that will be enough to impress even the most difficult of mother-in-laws.
A standoff between an armed man and the NOPD SWAT team means that Canal Street is closed from S. Claiborne Avenue to S. Roman Street until further notice. Police say that a negotiator on scene is talking to a man barricaded inside the Volunteers of America building (1801 Canal Street.)
Bacchus made a splash by naming John C. Reilly their king, but it’s not just celebrities and super-krewes who crown royalty. The upstart Krewe of Freret (KOF) announced that Bobby and Allison Hjortsberg will be crowned King and Queen for 2015. Grand Marshal Emeritus Darryl "Dancingman504" Young will lead the procession.
The Royal Street Library Branch, once located at Royal and Frenchmen, opened Nov 25, 1907, only to be demolished in 1965 following damage incurred by Hurricane Betsy. In modern times, the library system still struggles with growth, which was discussed in the City Council meeting Nov 20. Tonight, the Pelicans play the Sacramento Kings. Progression Music Series ventures onward with their regular Tuesday showcase of contemporary entertainment. To top the night off, Galactic’s drummer, Stanton Moore gets funky with his trio at Snug Harbor.
By Ashley Larsen
Thanksgiving is a stressful time. The day is full of back-breaking kitchen work, family drama, and what seems like an endless supply of dirty dishes. More and more New Orleanians are taking the opportunity to dine out on Thanksgiving. NoDef has compiled a list of restuarants offering all the great food and none of the dishes or the prep work.
On Sunday (11.23) New Orleanians took the debate over the city's best po-boy into the street. Oak Street, that is. At the annual Oak Street Po-Boy Fest, over 40 chefs served up their sandwiches to the masses. NoDef's Dr. Bill Copen was on hand to capture the sights at the scene.
Back off the wall and turn on your television. Fresh off entering the Guinness Book of World Records for largest crowd of simultaneous “twerkers,” Big Freedia is back in the news. Fuse network announced the release dates for the third season of her show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce.
Gentle reader, when the wind is in the North and the gaps in the sashes of single-pane windows make the indoors seem colder than the out, a good neighborhood bar is the perfect redoubt. If you’re in Central City and the wet cold is in your bones, Verret’s Lounge is a good spot to pass an evening.
Pelicans Guard Eric Gordon is injured again. The team said that the player will be out “indefinitely” while he undergoes medical evaluation. Gordon’s four year, 58 million dollar contract was lauded after Chris Paul’s departure, but since arrival Gordon and his salary look more like an albatross than a Pelican.
NOLA’s glazers were busy this weekend. Six establishments had to replace windows after a Central Business District (CBD) burglary binge in the early hours of Saturday (11.22) morning. Four of the businesses will also be replacing their cash registers, but one thief learned that the tills are emptied before the shops lock up for the night.
The plus of having your planned slate of Fringe Fest shows fall apart is that you start just wandering around to whatever’s still available and sounds interesting. That’s when synchronistic patterns emerge. Two of the four shows I saw Saturday night – My Horse’s Name is Loneliness, Aztec Economy’s sequel to its Fringe hit, My Aim is True, and newbie troupe Beaubourg’s production of Catherine Weingarten’s A Roller Rink Temptation – both seem to me to be modern, niche variations of the old-school gay sensibility’s main contribution to culture: Camp.
You might be feeling withdrawals from Fringe Festival on this Monday, but alas, there lies ahead much to do! First on the agenda, the Saints battle the Baltimore Ravens hopefully pulling out a win. George Packer signs his book The Unwinding with James Carville presenting an introduction on the nonfiction work that details modern democracy. Glen David Andrews rips his regular Tuesday show at d.b.a. Back in 2008, the Deuce was loose on the Green Bay Packers, breaking the record with his 54th touchdown.