Feb 132017

Guest Chefs Candis Koerner (left) and Susan Spicer (right) help Tiffany Hill (center) as they prepare the second course of the meal. (Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com)

Liberty’s Kitchen held their inaugural Guest Chef Night last Thursday (February 9) as a way to celebrate graduates from their Youth Development Program. Guest Chefs Susan Spicer (of Bayona, Rosedale) and Candis Koerner (of Mondo) prepared a three-course meal for guests with the help of students and graduates from the program.

“First of all, Liberty’s Kitchen starts with a hug, because that’s what all of us need the most, and that’s certainly what our young people need the most.” David Emond, Executive Director of Liberty’s Kitchen, spoke highly of the Youth Development Program and its mission. Continue reading »

Feb 102017

Meet your match for Valentine’s Day, Get Weird & Wild with burlesque, or Meet & Mingle this month at Three Palms.

Our February is full of events for many tastes and specials–all of them good! Join us as we cap it off & celebrate our first Mardi Gras on Tulane Ave!

Here’s a full list of our events: Continue reading »

Feb 062017

Site plans show an outdoor patio, mezzanine and room for bicycle parking.

By Claire Byun

Editor’s note: This story was corrected to say the bar will be built new, not undergo renovations as previously stated.

Developers are hoping to gain approval to permit a bar along the Lafitte Greenway Corridor.

Sidney Torres IV, New Orleans entrepreneur who founded the venture capital firm IV Capital, submitted a request through agents to the City Planning Commission to build a bar on the Greenway Corridor. The bar – located at 501 N. Genois St. – would be bounded by N. Clark, St. Louis and Toulouse streets. Continue reading »

Feb 012017

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop at 2323 Canal Street will hold a grand opening ceremony next week with free coffee and pastries. (via CC’s on Facebook)

The new location of CC’s Coffee Shop on Canal Street — touted as the first coffee house with a drive-through window on the New Orleans Eastbank — will give away a free cup to customers on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to celebrate its grand opening. Continue reading »

Nov 282016
The Three Palms Bar & Grill is among the newest additions to Tulane Avenue. (photo by Stephanie Standige)

The Three Palms Bar & Grill is among the newest additions to Tulane Avenue. (photo by Stephanie Standige)

By Stephanie Standige for Mid-City Messenger

Louisiana native Susan Dandridge opened Three Palms Bar and Grill in October on Tulane Avenue, becoming part of the ongoing revitalization of the corridor expected to accelerate once road construction is complete in January. Continue reading »

Nov 102016

vodb-2016-logoMid-City will be stomping the grapes to prepare for the holiday season. Join us from 2 to 5pm this Saturday at Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave.) as we delight in wine from small production wineries for tasting and purchasing in this casual, outdoor setting near Bayou St. John. The Whitney Bank VIP Tasting Room will offer premium wine tastings and catering as a live band serenades the guests, and every ticket includes a souvenir plastic wine glass. Continue reading »

Nov 082016
via uselectionday2016.com)

(via uselectionday2016.com)

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. Continue reading »

Nov 022016

14520402_184760135265755_7203851278682141930_nBy 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.

Continue reading »

Oct 192016

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.”

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization will host its annual porch crawl on Friday (MCNO).

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization will host its annual porch crawl on Friday (MCNO).

“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. Continue reading »

Oct 182016
Rosedale, Susan Spicer's newest restaurant, opened near New Orleans City Park on Saturday (Facebook/Rosedale).

Rosedale, Susan Spicer’s newest restaurant, opened near New Orleans City Park on Saturday (Facebook/Rosedale).

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. Continue reading »