Union Ramen seeks city’s permission to open on Magazine Street in Lower Garden District

Union Ramen, a new restaurant planned by a founding partner of the Eiffel Society, recently held its first meeting with Lower Garden District neighbors as it seeks the city’s permission to open in the Magazine Street building that formerly held Jim Russell Rare Records. Union Ramen is the creation of Jeff and Cat Gapultos, working [...]

Advertiser: Southern Rep Theatre is bringing Elephant and Piggie to the stage for young audiences!

The beloved characters from children’s author Mo Willems sing and dance their way through an hour-long vaudevillian romp suitable for the smallest theatre-goers and priced for families. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means “very best”) friends, but Gerald worries [...]

Two injured in Adele Street shooting, police say

A man and a woman were both injured Monday evening in a shooting on Adele Street, New Orleans police said. The victims, both in their 20s, were standing in the 700 block of Adele Street (near Chippewa Street) shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, when two gunmen emerged from behind a vehicle and began [...]

Cafe Reconcile memorializes Ella Brennan, Anthony Bourdain with po-boy in their honor

Cafe Reconcile is memorializing the recent losses of two of its benefactors, restaurateur Ella Brennan and food journalist Anthony Bourdain, with a new shrimp, bacon and blue cheese po-boy named jointly in their honor. The “Brennan and Bourdain” or “B&B” po-boy dresses buffalo shrimp with bacon, crumbled blue cheese and tomato on Leidenheimer bread, and [...]

Made in Louisiana: The Bulldog Pepper Jelly Sisters

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum holds a yearly “Made in Louisiana” festival. The fest features merchants, chefs, distillers and all-around interesting people with locally made products available in New Orleans. I was lucky enough to be invited, and I plan to introduce you to some of those people and their products. Part One Bulldog [...]

Man shot in the arm on Toledano Street, police say

New Orleans Police are investigating a shooting that hit a man in the arm Friday afternoon on Toledano Street, authorities said. The shooting was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the 2100 block of Toledano Street, said NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets. “One male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the arm,” Scheets [...]

Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee to continue oversight of demolitions in Central City, Hollygrove for another year

The Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee — which oversees demolition requests in a swath of Uptown from Hollygrove to Central City, essentially all of Uptown not governed by historic districts — has been reauthorized for another year. In 2016, the City Council chose to move many of the Uptown neighborhoods along the river and most [...]

Baton Rouge businessman indicted on murder charge in beating death of 60-year-old man on St. Charles Avenue

A real-estate agent from Baton Rouge was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the beating death of a 60-year-old man on St. Charles Avenue, Orleans Parish prosecutors said. Garrett Ward, 25, will face a charge of second-degree murder in the Jan. 6 death of 60-year-old Arnold Jackson, nearly two weeks after Ward allegedly attacked [...]

This Week at The Broad: Yeah, It’s Scary

Sponsored by Do you know what we do on slow Tuesday afternoons at The Broad? We like to tell scary stories around the daiquiri machine (did you know we have a new daiquiri machine?). This week’s new film is scarier than any story the bartenders have whipped up and that’s saying quite a lot.  [...]