What a weird, sad week! Besides feeling devoid of energy and purpose after two weekends of Jazz Fest, this week was replete with many sad and confusing moments. Beloved children's author Maurice Sendak died. President Barack Obama spoke in support of gay marriage, but only after North Carolina voted to outlaw it. And, maybe not as important but certainly disorienting for some, nola.com got a bold facelift. I hope we can all go back to posting twitpics of crawfish and celebrity sightings next week.
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