Blocks from St. Charles Avenue, the commercial strip has been revitalized in recent years by museums, performance spaces, nonprofits and restaurants. In the early 1990s, Ashe Cultural Arts Center led the revitalization of this Central City thoroughfare with the creation of a multipurpose cultural center that presents art expos, theater and community events, and it recently expanded with the new Ashe Power House Theater. Newer cultural institutions, restaurants and performance spaces include the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, which celebrates New Orleans and Southern cooking, Adolfo Garcia's Primitivo, which specializes in open-hearth cooking, and the People's Health New Orleans Jazz Market.
Ashe Cultural Arts Center is home to art shows and community events.
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center screens a first-rate slate of alternative, independent and foreign flicks and documentaries.
Cooking for a Cause
The nonprofit casual Creole restaurant Cafe Reconcile offers service industry training to at-risk youth.