If you were alarmed by the low-flying aircrafts (Missy Wilkinson flew on one!) and fleet of imposing ships docked at the river, don't worry — we're not under attack. It was the inaugural NOLA Navy Week, which seemed to satisfy both those with a childlike fascination of really big boats and single women with Sex and the City fleet-week fantasies (I would be OK with not hearing the phrase "I just love a man in uniform!" for a while or ever again). Besides freaking out over big ships, this week people pitched new names and mascots for the Hornets, Arnold Swarchenegger went to French Quarter strip clubs (allegedly!) and local bounce diva Sissy Nobby collaborated with human video game character/rapper Kreayshawn.
From craft cocktail emporiums to dive bars, places to get your drink on
by Kevin Allman, Andrea Blumenstein, Will Coviello, Mary Cross, Frank Etheridge, Eleonore Fisher, Anna Gaca, Kandace Power Graves, Dena Marks, Katie Walenter, Missy Wilkinson, Jamie Carroll, Maria Clark, Will Coviello, Lindsay Hilton, Lauren LaBorde, Ian McNulty, Michael Patrick Welch, Peter Wilson and Alex Woodward