Jun 052017

(Left to right) David Emond, Liberty Kitchen Executive Director, Chef Susan Spicer, Chef Alon Shaya, and Dennis Bagneris, Liberty’s Kitchen Director of Youth Success, pose for a photograph at the debut of the Liberty’s Kitchen Poydras location in the Freeport-McMoRan building on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The new location will provide new opportunities for Liberty’s Kitchen students. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

Liberty’s Kitchen expanded their culinary ventures to the third floor of the Freeport-McMoRan building, 1615 Poydras Street, in April 2017. The downtown expansion sought to fill the gaps in their Youth Development Program.

The grand opening last week (June 1) featured words from staff and students and hors d’oeuvres by Chef Alon Shaya and Chef Susan Spicer. Continue reading »

May 152017

Crowd members hit a beach ball during Anders Osborne’s performance at Bayou Boogaloo 2016. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Mothership Foundation, a local nonprofit that puts on the Bayou Boogaloo every year, is looking for some help.

The festival kickstarts Friday evening but volunteers are needed for setup and breakdown over the week. Setup shifts are available Monday through Thursday, with breakdown shifts early the next week. Shifts are three to four hours in length. Continue reading »

May 032017

Friends of the Boogaloo held a crawfish boil for GiveNOLA Day to benefit the free fest. Crawfish was boiled by George from Mid-City Yacht Club (Claire Byun/cbyun@nolamessenger.com).

By Claire Byun

Bayou Boogaloo organizers are readying for the 12th annual festival, though they’re still ironing out a few details – including a lease with the city.

Unlike past years, the city is seeking $20,000 from the Mothership Foundation – which produces the free fest – to use the land around Bayou St. John for the weekend. Instead, organizers have proposed a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the city that dedicates $5,000 per year toward tree upkeep and litter abatement along the Bayou. Jared Zeller, president of Mothership Foundation, was on hand Tuesday evening to answer questions about the festival to members of the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association. Continue reading »

Apr 132017

Church Alley Coffee Shop will celebrate their Mid-City location with a grand opening on Saturday (Claire Byun).

By Claire Byun

A former Central City coffee shop opened its doors in a new Mid-City location last week, and locals say the small eatery is fitting in well with the neighborhood.

Church Alley Coffee Bar, now located at 4201 Canal St., moved from Central City a few months ago. Renee Blanchard, owner, said she wanted a location with a little less commercial structures and more community appeal.

“We really wanted to be settled into a neighborhood,” Blanchard said. “Mid-City is a place i’ve wanted to come for a long time.” Continue reading »

Mar 292017

Via Robert Becker with Digital Frontier.

A bicycle-friendly beer and wine garden is one step closer to landing on the Lafitte Greenway – with plenty of bike parking, of course.

Plans for a proposed bar near the Toulouse Street end of the Lafitte Greenway were approved by the City Planning Commission at their regular meeting Tuesday. The bar is being developed by three business partners who have other developments – including bars – throughout the city. Continue reading »

Mar 282017

The main course for Guest Chef Night was New​ ​Orleans​ ​Crawfish-Stuffed​ ​Chicken​ ​with​ ​Charred​ ​Scallion​ ​Gravy, Field​ ​Peas​ ​and​ ​Popcorn​ ​Rice. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Central Business District is getting a little fresher next month, thanks to a local program that helps young people achieve personal and economic independence.

Liberty’s Kitchen, a social enterprise that seeks to give young adults the tools they need to further their lives, is expanding to the CBD. The program will assume management of the cafeteria in the Freeport-McMoRan Building, located at 1615 Poydras St., starting April 24. Continue reading »

Mar 242017

New at Three Palms

On top of $10 Steak Night on Thursdays, we’re now serving up
$5 Fish Plates every Friday!

Also this weekend:

Get funky with Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes this Saturday
Show starts at 9 p.m.

Sunday, we’ll be supporting the Let’s Clean Up the Neighborhood meetup with the Mid-City Tulane Banks Neighborhood Association from 9am–12 noon. We meet at S. Pierce and Ulloa, and we’ll have coffee and donuts.

Come On By!


Three Palms Bar & Grill
3813 Tulane Ave.
(504) 459-4474

Open @4pm Wed–Mon

Mar 052017

(via Marché Creole Community Market)

After several weeks off, Marche Créole Community Market will host its Grand Reopening on Sunday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the ArtEgg Studios, located at 1001 S. Broad Street.

To celebrate the market’s reopening, the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability will sponsor a complimentary Whole Pit Roasted Alligator which will be over five feet long and filled with a creole seafood stuffing. Continue reading »

Mar 022017

The Rotary Club of Mid-City New Orleans will celebrate their annual International Women’s Day – New Orleans with a brunch at Propeller, located 4035 Washington Ave. The event, themed “Be Bold For Change”, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, and will feature three woman presenters, local entertainers, and brunch catered by local women-owned businesses.

Continue reading »

Mar 022017

An array of King Cakes graded and recorded by Matt Haines.

By Claire Byun

If you think you didn’t try enough versions of king cake this Mardi Gras season, don’t worry. A local man did the legwork – and recorded his results – for you.

Matt Haines tried 66 different King Cakes from 54 different eateries this year – for research purposes, obviously. Continue reading »