Thursday, November 15, 2007

Going to the Source

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 3:57 PM

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It turns out there's a mini district of professional kitchen supply purveyors in Mid-City. I've recently visited Loubat Equipment Co. and Caire Hotel and Restaurant Supply, two large, warehouse-style stores located a few blocks from each other and each offering everything from pro-grade stoves to cutlery.

Loubat held a holiday open house this week, and on my visit I started thinking how helpful a place like this can be for the home cook or someone shopping for them. Sure, it's not everyone who needs a stack of plastic cafeteria trays, steam table pans or vinegar dispensers by the dozen. But if someone gave me a 32-gallon stockpot, I would certainly find an excuse to use it. As it happens, I left with

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This city will be chocolate at the end of the day

Posted on Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 12:06 AM

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In the words of our city's leader, "I don't care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are, this city will be chocolate at the end of the day." Lucky Nagin and lucky you! A sweet new shop opened up on Magazine Street a few weeks ago: The Lucky You Candy Company.

Weekend To Do: Be a kid in a candy store

This classic candy store offers the opportunity to fill a basket with pounds and pounds of

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Screw Perrier...

Posted on Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 10:47 PM

By Sam Winston

The Camellia Grill waiter known simply as Marvin likes to call the tap water he serves "Mississippi mud water." Indeed just about every time I drink New Orleans water from the faucet, at the grill or otherwise, I can hear Marving humming, "Getchyall some of that Mississippi mud water, Hom bruh!"

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Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Posted By on Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 7:34 PM

At some point when no one was paying attention, belly dancing quietly became New Orleans' third-favorite form of new alternative entertainment. (The first two, for extra credit? Whoever guessed mobile non-Tex-Mex Mexican food and amateur outdoor theater, send a SASE to Gambit HQ — you have some tickets and tacos coming.)

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Monday, November 12, 2007

This Movie Sucks ... Blood

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Let me start by saying that I love horror films and I am a very big fan of graphic novels, especially the ones that are of the horror genre. Also, I am not a page-to-screen critic who relentlessly criticizes a film for not being exact to its predecessor novel. I understand that some things do not translate to screen and that in some instances time does not allow one to show all the details that words can convey. These are my novel-to-horror film standards, and I am sticking to them … or am I?

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FEMA Foul

Posted on Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 3:32 PM

By Sam Winston

How the Saints stumbled and how LSU reclaimed the number one ranking makes for morning fodder while former Saints head coach Jim Haslett has his own words coaching opposite the Saints.

However, what folks ought to be talking about it is how FEMA continues to neglect and disparage the lives of folks living on the Gulf Coast. Last week it was revealed that FEMA forbid its own employees from entering stored trailers due to toxic fumes yet the agency continues to allow

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saints and Sinners Sale

Posted on Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 10:39 PM

On Monday mornings when the office is monopolized by Saints and NFL talk, do you hang your head in shame because you took advantage of the city being glued to their Superdome seats and took to the empty shops. Does vintage Halston make you cheer more than Marques Colston? Who said shopping wasn't a sport?

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Old Navy's New Again

Posted on Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 9:43 PM

On Thursday Old Navy opened in Elmwood Shopping Center, replacing the void left by the closing of the Lakeside Store. As of Saturday, the new location was making a fresh, clean distinction from it's cluttered and crowded predecessor. The displays were organized and shoppers could move freely about.This change in atmosphere coupled with the appeal of their sleek holiday "sweater" television and print ads prompted me to give this big box store another shot after avoiding it for years.

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Pick a Cause... Pick your Party

Posted on Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 4:51 AM

Why live in New Orleans? The food, the culture and well, there is a party or two every weekend. And usually every party supports a good cause. New Orleans might have more 501c3's per capita compared to any other city in the world, and there is probably a positive correlation between the number of parties hosted and the number of organizations formed.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Death Becomes Them

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2007 at 11:28 PM

I loathe Dane Cook. How much do I despise the world's least funny funnyman? I spit on his abhorrent HBO specials and give two middle fingers to his stupid "superfinger" salute. More than anything, I hate that Major League Baseball hired him as the face of their postseason promos, in the meantime almost spoiling one of my most beloved annual events. (Of course there's only one "Actober," you insufferable dolt. Move it along.)

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