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It Took Me Almost Dying to Work on Making My Dreams a Reality {My Accreta Birth Story}

My husband and I had decided shortly after our third daughter was born that three girls was plenty and that he would get a vasectomy. Two weeks later, I found out I was expecting again. Healthy Baby, Not So Healthy Momma The initial shock wore off (which took a couple of months) and at 18 […]

To Kollage’s Mom :: I See You, I Hear You

Whenever I hear about these heartbreaking stories, I can’t help but tear up. I immediately pray for these people and think how I would feel or what I would want someone to say or would need do for me if I were in that situation. When I heard the tragic news of a fatal car […]

Artz Bagelz Calls It Quits, Again

It will close up shop at the end of January Artz Bagelz, the beloved and shuttered bagel shop that recently staged a comeback with pop-ups and a stand at the Crescent City Farmers Market, has called it quits again. A post yesterday on...Show More Summary

CBD Social Bar Swings Open Tomorrow With Ramen, Free Pool, and Gourmet Popcorn

The new bar is located in the CBD CBD Social, a new bar and pop-up venue from the folks behind Fat Boy Pantry, will swing open its doors Thursday, January 18 in the CBD. Located between Herbsaint and Marcello’s, the bar will be popping its own gourmet popcorn and curing its own salumi to go along with a menu of cocktails, local beer, and wine. Show More Summary

Despite All-Day Bacon Happy Hour, The Flying Pig Has Shuttered

The restaurant was only open four and a half months An all-day bacon happy hour couldn’t save The Flying Pig Cafe, which closed after a four and a half month run serving Southern-inspired food. The news was first reported by Helen Freund, who posted a photo of a sign on the door that read, “...due to forces beyond our control, we are now closed. Show More Summary

To The Person Who Cut Me In The Carpool Line

Dear Carpool Cutter: Our children’s school has given us very clear guidelines (with an illustrated map no less!) about where you are supposed to enter the carpool line. You’ve got the school’s logo on the back of your car so I’m assuming you know the drill. In the afternoon, it’s pretty hard to cut the […]

Winter in NOLA – We Have Some Problems

It turns out that New Orleans might actually have four seasons this year! But with winter in New Orleans also comes some legitimate problems…  

A 93,000 Square Foot Culinary School Breaks Ground Today

After years of delays After years of delays, the $32 million New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) is finally breaking ground at the former Louisiana ArtWorks building. The NOCHI board and staff, Governor John Bel Edwards,...Show More Summary

Coffee Whiz Will Revive Some Kaldi’s Coffee Drinks At Coffee Science

The new coffee shop opens in late January New Orleans coffee vet, Tom Oliver, will open Coffee Science on S. Broad near the courthouse by the end of January, reports Ian McNulty, joining a growing number of new businesses in the area. Show More Summary

Who Is That (Who Can Watch Football)?

Man, what a game that was Sunday night, right? Totally got my heart rate up. First, the Saints were losing, then they were winning, then they were losing again. What a roller coaster! You might be surprised that I was watching the game. Well, I wasn’t. I just kept an eye on the score with […]

Eliminate the Race and Celebrate MLK Day with Your Kids

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is not just another day off from work or your kids off from school, […]

What 2017 Taught Me About Friendship

Friendships are hard as you become an adult … at least, they are for me. For some of us, making friends is hard from the very beginning. I remember back to fourth grade specifically where I had three best friends. The good news is that I remained good friends with two of them through high […]

Someone Just Bought Paul Prudhomme’s Marigny Home

It has a ‘stained glass depiction of the chef’ The late Paul Prudhomme’s multi-building residence and compound just sold for 2.45 million dollars, reports City Business. The Marigny property has three single-family homes, a pool house, and a warehouse on one lot, totaling 10,288 square feet. Show More Summary

Gabrielle Serves a ‘Game-Changing’ Gumbo, Critic Says

Plus, critics visit Carrollton Market and Ox Lot 9 Helen Freund heads to Gabrielle, the Eater Award-winning post-Katrina Comeback of the Year, for hospitality that reminds her why New Orleans is a special place to dine. She’s particularly...Show More Summary

Koz’s in Lakeview Will Serve Its Final Po-boy Next Week

The owner is going back to school The Lakeview outpost of Koz’s po-boys will serve its final po-boy on Friday, January 19 so that the owner Max Gruenig, who just turned 30, can go back to school and explore another career, reports Ian McNulty. Show More Summary

The Best King Cakes of 2018

It’s the sweetest time of the year It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Carnival aka King Cake Season. While traditionalists usually flock to the brioche-based king cake— ring-shaped and laced with cinnamon, covered in icing and...Show More Summary

Food Heaven on the Northshore :: Two Must Visit Restaurants

I like food. A lot. In fact, it’s one reason I exercise so vigilantly because then at least I am counter-acting my poor choices sometimes. As a child I remember walking into the Foodies on Veterans (RIP, Foodies  – anyone else remember that?) and seeing a quote that just sang to me. In other cities […]

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts Plots New Restaurant at Old Barreca’s Spot

The restaurant group is still expanding like crazy Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (CCRC) continues its quest for restaurant domination with news that renovations have begun on a new Creole Italian seafood restaurant planned for the former Barreca’s restaurant in Metairie, according to a report by Ian McNulty. Show More Summary

Momo Ramen & Poke Lands in the Riverbend Next Month

Has the ramen craze officially arrived in New Orleans? Momo Ramen & Poke, a new restaurant bravely combining some of the nation’s trendiest foods, will hop into the spot that was formerly and briefly Batture in the Riverbend. Owner Tony...Show More Summary

Brennan’s Restaurant Just Released a Children’s Book

Plus, Haydel’s wants your head on a king cake baby, Congregation Coffee is expanding, and more food news to know today THE BOOKSHELF — Brennan’s restaurant in the French Quarter just released children’s book about ten turtles whose lives...Show More Summary

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