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.
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.
Mid-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.
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.