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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Insomnia Cookies coming to Maple Street

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Cookie delivery service Insomnia Cookies will open its first New Orleans later this year on Maple Street. - COURTESY INSOMNIA COOKIES/FACEBOOK
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  • Cookie delivery service Insomnia Cookies will open its first New Orleans later this year on Maple Street.

Curbing midnight munchies is about to get a little easier when Insomnia Cookies opens in Uptown later this year.

The cookie-delivery hub will open its first local store at 7527 Maple St. (the former home of Maple Street Book Shop) by late summer or early fall, a spokesman for the company said.

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New Orleans Greek Festival will 'opa' early on Thursday night due to expected bad weather

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 2:44 PM

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With more bad weather forecast for Memorial Day weekend, the New Orleans Greek Festival has announced it will open Thursday night rather than Friday. The doors to the Hellenic Cultural Center will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday; admission will be $5. All sales Thursday night will be cash-only; an ATM will be available on site.

The rest of the weekend's schedule remains the same.

“We are encouraging everyone to come out Thursday night and enjoy many of the Festival’s outstanding offerings including lamb, pastries, our dinner plate, Greek cheeses, salads, homemade bread, our new vegan and vegetarian plates, and lots of appetizers,” said Greek Fest co-chair Gail Psilos in a statement.

Read our preview of this year's Greek Fest here. And don't forget: wear a toga on Sunday and get in free.
Location Details Hellenic Cultural Center
1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
Lakeview
New Orleans, LA
(504) 282-0259
Church and Community Center

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Angeline to close French Quarter location June 3

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Chef Alex Harrell's French Quarter restaurant Angeline will close on June 3. - COURTESY ANGELINE/FACEBOOK
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  • Chef Alex Harrell's French Quarter restaurant Angeline will close on June 3.

Angeline (1032 Chartres St., 504-308-3106), chef Alex Harrell’s contemporary Southern stunner will close its French Quarter location June 3. Harrell says he will reopen the restaurant in a new location.

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Longway Tavern opens in the French Quarter

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 10:24 AM

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In the 1920s, the home of writer Roark Bradford and his wife Mary Rose was known to many artists in New Orleans as a place where they could wind down with a drink or a snack — a last stop before heading home for the evening. Writers Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner were known to knock on the door of 719 Toulouse St. in search of good company, spirits and sustenance.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is May 23-27

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 6:36 PM

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Now in its 26th year, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is May 23-27. The food and wine extravaganza includes a smorgasbord of drinking and dining events, educational seminars and activities over five days. This year, the Grand Tastings move back to their longtime home at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, where guests can sample small bites from more than 75 local and visiting chefs and more than 1,000 wines on the night of May 25 and afternoon of May 26.

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Pythian Market food hall to open May 31 in the CBD

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2018 at 11:05 AM

A mural by Brandan 'Bmike' Odums at the Pythian Market, which opens May 31. - COURTESY PYTHIAN MARKET/FACEBOOK
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  • A mural by Brandan 'Bmike' Odums at the Pythian Market, which opens May 31.

Smoked meats from Central City BBQ, Mediterranean dishes from an offshoot of 1000 Figs and stewed oxtail from Jamaican restaurant 14 Parishes are among the offerings from the 14 food and drink vendors at Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave.), which opens May 31.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Trilly Cheesesteaks opens in Mid-City

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 4:00 AM

Trilly Cheesesteaks is now open in Mid-City at 4413 Banks Street. - COURTESY TRILLY CHEESESTEAKS/FACEBOOK
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  • Trilly Cheesesteaks is now open in Mid-City at 4413 Banks Street.

Cheesesteak pop-up Trilly Cheesesteaks (4413 Banks St., 504-784-8169) has found a permanent home and is open for business in Mid-City.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Closings reported for Smokehouse Grill, Kim Son Restaurant

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Bucktown barbecue spot Smokehouse Grill has closed. - COURTESY SMOKEHOUSE GRILL/FACEBOOK
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  • Bucktown barbecue spot Smokehouse Grill has closed.

Two restaurants have announced closings, including the long-running West Bank Vietnamese restaurant Kim Son (349 Whitney Ave., 504-366-2489), which The New Orleans Advocate reported would close by the end of June.

The Gretna mainstay is closing after three decades in business due to an expiring lease and because the restaurant’s longtime chef is dealing with a serious medical condition, the newspaper reported.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Johnnie Schram, longtime owner of Fat City restaurant Crazy Johnnie’s Steak House, dies

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2018 at 10:31 AM

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Johnnie Schram, the founder and owner of the long-running Fat City restaurant Crazy Johnnie’s Steak House, has died.

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Goldbergs Fine Foods opens in the CBD, offering New York-style bagels

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Goldbergs Fine Foods, a New York-style bagel shop and deli, is now open at 925 Common St. in the Central Business District. - PHOTO BY HELEN FREUND
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  • Goldbergs Fine Foods, a New York-style bagel shop and deli, is now open at 925 Common St. in the Central Business District.

Is isn't easy to get a New York-style bagel in New Orleans. Outside of Stein’s Market & Deli on Magazine Street, the options are slim, but with the opening of Goldbergs Fine Foods in the Central Business District, the local bagel game is looking up.

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