On Tuesday (2.16), New Orleans’ culinary A-listers will gather to fete the future of the city’s service industry. After methodically eating and drinking their way through New Orleans, StarChefs named some of the scene’s rising stars. Now, the selection of restaurant pros will receive some much-deserved attention via a media spotlight, seminars, and of course, a party.
Hey there kittens! Congratulations on surviving Mardis Gras! Did you miss me? WE HAVE SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT!
This Carnival season debuted a brand new troupe, The Foxglove Revue, from Bella Blue. Blue reigned as Unicorn Queen in the Mystic Krewe of PUEWC, and was also voted the number 8 performer in the world by "21st Century Burlesque". Our very own Charlotte Truese also emerged onto the list at number 46.
The New Orleans Police department (NOPD)’s crime stats for Friday (2.12) are out. The Department responded to two unclassified deaths, an armed robbery, an attempted homicide, a stabbing, and a rape.
Best Coast is bringing their beach groove to town tonight and Uptown, the Funk Meters are reprising some classic NOLA grooves. Wavves, the Asylum Chorus, and Little Freddie King are all gigging as well. In the CBD, farmers are hawking their produce just in time for V-Day. On this day in 1872, the first Rex parade rolled. Now, more info on modern day events.
The antiestablishment refrains were there also. “Politicians are all talk and no actions. These politicians — the blood suckers, I call them the blood suckers — we’ve got to get rid of them.”
Thursday (2.11) night was marred by two shootings, two deaths, and a carjacking according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)’s Major Offense Log (MOL).
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.
Chris Brown is in town and Silk is at UNO. NOJO is covering the Stones and the Brass-A-Holics are set to tear up the Blue Nile. Uptown, devotees will be doing the time war again at Rocky Horror. On this day in 1861, Louisiana adopted the official flag of the Republic of Louisiana. Check out these events to get over the post-Carnival blues.
After Ash Wednesday comes the City’s official Mardi Gras report. On Thursday (2.11), Mayor Mitch lauded the 2016 Mardi Gras as a "huge success" and released a slew of stats.
With the the coconuts and the shoes displayed on the mantle, it is time to de-Mardi Gras our apartments. You’re on your own with all that glitter, but Uber is helping locals donate their beads to a good cause. The ride-sharing service announced that they will pick up your extra beads and deliver them to Arc of Greater New Orleans’ “Beads by the Pound” program.
Since 1966, Louisianans have joked that the mosquito could rival the pelican as state bird. So, it is not completely shocking that Zika virus is now in state, but in a twist, experts say that the skeeter is not to blame. On Thursday (2.11), the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced the investigation of two presumptive cases of imported Zika virus.
Crime was relatively low during the Mardi Gras police surge. However, Ash Wednesday (2.10) saw a return to the previous problem. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) logged responses to two rapes, two carjacking, two unclassified deaths, and a shooting overnight.
Bourbon Street and strip clubs have become synonymous, but many residents do not view that condition as a plus. The City Council is set to consider the state of affairs at the end of the month. Reader William Khan wrote to NoDef to argue why the Quarter does not need any more strip clubs.