If a New Orleanian is looking to start a debate, they need only enter a bar and declare where the best po-boy in town can be found. On Sunday (11.23,) the Oak Street Po-Boy Fest weighed in on the argument crowning their winners from over 40 establishments. The full list is after the jump
After the Louisiana’s jungle primary resulted in a December 6 runoff election, the talking heads were quick to prognosticate about what the second election meant for incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu. However, pundits and polls are no replacement for actual voting. On Saturday (11.23,) early voting began in the next round.
On Saturday (11.22) night, the quantity of crime in New Orleans was minimal. However, the two major crimes reported on the logs were severe. Deep in the East, another man was shot. Close to Lakefront Airport, detectives began investigating the rape of six year old.
Senator Mary Landrieu was born today. Po Boy fest kicks off on Oak St. Church throws down at the Dragons Den. Nola Comedy Hour and the Fringe Fest ensue on St. Claude.
Po-Boy Fest (Oak St., 10-6)
The beloved poor boy sandwich hits Oak in a big way for a single day all in tribute to this mighty sandwich. Musical performances by Tank and the Bangas, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Theresa Anderson and more. Surrounding stores and vendors will be open for sales as well. Get out there and support this great mini-fest.
The Fringe Fest kept rolling on Friday (11.22) night. Of course, NoDef's team of critics was on hand to check out the theatrical offerings. In this edition of Fringe reviews, we check out Loop's End, Violence of the Lambs, They Don't Eat Corn Here, A Beaver Licous Family Affair, City of Songs, and Pussy Panic.
Police are searching for two runaways on Saturday (11.22.) A 16 year old girl is missing from a treatment facility Uptown. In Mid City, a 14 year old girl has concerned parents after she ran away from home.
By Ashley Larsen
The state legislature has routinely taken a pass on passing anti-smoking legislation. However, New Orleans City Councilwomen LaToya Cantrell proposed an ordinance to tackle the issue in New Olrelans. The proposed measure is severe elliminating smoking not only in bars, but many outdoor areas.
Thanksgiving is a day devoted to delicious food and indulgence – and also being thankful and stuff. And no one does food quite like NOLA, while everywhere else in the world people eat to live, we proudly live to eat. However, there is much more to the day. So, NoDef has compiled a list of all the holiday's highlights.
After a tragic fire in Broadmoor claimed the lives of two adult women and three children, the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) and City Council are taking action to prevent another tragedy. The Council declared November 11th “Anderson Family Smoke Detector Day,” in memory of members of the family who perished because their home was not equipped with working smoke detectors. Derrick Anderson was the only survivor. He and his relatives were present at the meeting.
It’s the second to last night of Fringe Fest, which has been rolling through indie theatres since Wednesday (Nov 19). Prospect 3 events continue today. A special second opening of the popular street art gallery Exhibit BE gives the public another chance to catch this building transformed into an amazing 5 story work of art. Rachelle Thomas and Steven Kennedy discuss Blight and property acquisition at the Treme Market Branch as part of P.3 and an effort to restore the historic building. Today, John F.
Besides the opportunity to be windy and wordy, the main advantage of keeping my amateur status as a critic rather than going pro (i.e being paid) is that I am not obligated to the scene as a whole. I get to what I get to. I’ve taken a pass on many shows. Sometimes, there's a conflict, other times shows are just not ready for a review, and sometimes words just don't do justice to a work.
By Ashley Rouen
Hours of Thursday’s (11.120) City Council meeting were dominated by the budget, but the most passionate debate may have surrounded the Mardi Gras Zone. The neighborhood market and defacto community center in Marigny was denied a liquor license again. The question appearance on the Council agenda bought an overwhelming number of supporters and many opposed to owner Benny Naghi’s desire to sell packaged liquor. Ultimately, the Council unanimously sided with the City Planning Commissions recommendation to deny granting a zoning change that would let Mardi Gras Zone acquire proper licensing.
The second night of Fringe bought a fresh round of premiers. NoDef was there to catch all the action and deliver a fresh round of reviews as well. Palindrome, Baghdad Puppies, Montana, Now and at the Hour, The Wake, and Professor Nakamoto's Nexus of Numbers are all tackled in this installation.
Po-Boys are as essential to NOLA as jazz, the Saints, or glue guns. It’s only fitting that they have their own fest. The seventh annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is returning November 23rd. From Leonidas to Willow, the street will be crawling with Po-boys and other delectables from over 40 vendors from all across South Louisiana.
By Ashley Larsen
Crime doesn’t pay. Recently, several crooks have learned this age-old lesson. The NOPD are searching for some thirsty thieves with low ambitions, a low-dollar armed robber, and an unsuccessful shoplifter.
The show must go on! The Marigny Opera House is once again open for (show) business and the Fringe Festival will be holding their regularly scheduled performances in the venue all weekend. The popular downtown venue made headlines last week when it hosted Solange Knowles’ wedding and then made the front page again on Wednesday (11.19) when the venue was briefly shuttered.