With today’s election being such a spectacle for the past few months, and a race that is reportedly very close, America’s next four years will be decided and revealed tonight. With such angst and uncertainty across the nation, local businesses and others are coming together to watch the election results, mostly over drinks and more drinks. Here’s a quick list of places having Election Watch Parties in Mid-City.
By Stephanie Standige
Special to Mid-City Messenger
Tucked on the edge of Lakeview near Mid-City is Chef Susan Spicer’s newest edition to the New Orleans restaurant scene. Spicer fell in love with the building when it was available, and the day she saw it was the day the idea for Rosedale, a unique restaurant with an interesting history, was born.
The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization on Friday will host the eighth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl, an event a spokesperson for the organization refers to as a “delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration.”
“What is more New Orleans than gathering on the front porch, the true foundation of any home in the city?” organizers ask in a press release announcing the event.
This year, the kick-off party will be held at Mid City Yacht Club on 440 S. St. Patrick St. During the event, revelers will have opportunity to stroll around the neighborhood, visiting “beautiful and unique” Mid-City porches, according to the release.
After a long-anticipated opening, Mid-City residents can now indulge their taste buds with some down-home cooking at Rosedale, the latest venture by renowned chef Susan Spicer.
The casual eatery opened Saturday in an old police station in Navarre, a section of the city sandwiched between New Orleans City Park, Lakeview and Mid-City. Eventually, the area could be home to an expanded Lafitte Greenway, should a master plan for the public park be actualized.
Uptown Messenger columnist Kristine Froeba celebrates Oktoberfest around New Orleans, including Mid-City’s Canal Street Bistro.
The Germans settled the German Coast of Louisiana or Bayou Des Allemands, as it became known in the 1730s. The majority of New Orleans’ German immigrants arrived en masse in the early to mid-1800s. Those Germans settled in the City of Lafayette, now part of the lower garden district. St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church, built right across the street from St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and around the corner from Catholic Notre Dame de Bon Secour Church tells the tale of a spirited New Orleans immigrant community that insisted on the continued worship in their native traditions and languages.
As we all know, New Orleans are indeed a spirited and spirit laden lot. We not only cherish and keep our traditions, we celebrate them like no other. Ergo, it’s October in New Orleans, and that means Oktoberfest.
The 7th Annual NOLA on Tap, the largest beer festival in the region, will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. on the City Park Festival Grounds this Saturday, September 24. The festival will feature live music, over 400 local, national & home-brewed beers, food, contests, and a new cashless payment system.
On Friday evening Friends of City Park hosted a fundraiser at Popp Fountain. The event featured 30 specialty martinis.
Best Choice Schools, a leading online source for college information, has ranked the Culinary Arts program at Delgado Community College 15th on their new list of the nation’s “50 Best Culinary Schools”. The list’s creators said they looked for schools that offer hands-on experience, internship/externship opportunities, student-operated restaurants, modern facilities, and a solid reputation in the industry.
City Park is offering guests one train ride to tour Pokestops around the park and one Pokemon-themed snoball. Enter the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park at City Park for only $6 this weekend when you mention the promotion.
By Claire Byun
Two local businessmen are hoping to spruce up the Toulouse Street end of the Lafitte Greenway with a bicycle-friendly beer and wine garden.