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Trilly Cheesesteaks is bringing its creative, classic, carnivore and vegan Phillys back to Mid-City

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Trilly Cheesesteaks will make its triumphant return to the Mid-City food scene in October at a new location, 3735 Ulloa St., near the Tulane Avenue corridor.  Owners Chris Beegle and Carlos Stich are excited to welcome cheesesteak fans to their new location. Their previous spot, on Banks Street, closed in Read More…

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How Mayhew Bakery turned into a hurricane relief center

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger When Kelly Mayhew, the owner of Mayhew Bakery, was assessing the damage after Hurricane Ida, little did he imagine that his corner coffee house would turn into a vital food and supplies distribution center. “I had planned to clear out what was going to go bad and evacuate to Texas,” Read More…

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Planning Commission votes to grant Chick-fil-A its suburban-style plan

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger A suburban-style Chick-fil-A on Tulane and South Carrollton avenues won the approval of the City Planning Commission on Tuesday (Aug. 24). The commissioners agreed to recommend stripping away provisos designed to make the fast-food drive-thru compatible with the city’s development goals for the corridor. The staff planners had outlined design changes Read More…

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Chick-fil-A revises plans for drive-thru at Tulane and Carrollton

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger Plans for the proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant at Tulane and South Carrollton avenues are being revised, in part to make it more pedestrian-friendly and less like a suburban development. The City Planning Commission last week voted to delay its hearing to allow more time for those revisions. The development needs city Read More…

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How Swirl Wine Bar & Market survived and even thrived during the pandemic

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger When Beth Ribblet opened the Swirl Wine Bar and Market 15 years ago in Faubourg St. John, she probably never realized that the “market” part of the business would help keep the doors open during a future disaster. Owning a wine shop and bar was Ribblet’s long-term plan in 2005, Read More…

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Popular pop-up Bub’s NOLA settles down in Mid-City to sling its smash burgers on Banks Street

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger It was June 2020, mid-pandemic, when friends Aaron Amadio, Tristan Moreau, Peter Prevot, Josh Richard and Ron Richard decided to start a burger pop-up. Bub’s NOLA has been popping up and serving its signature smash burgers all over New Orleans — and now they will be opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant Read More…

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Red Beans & Rouses partners with local churches to help feed neighborhoods (sponsored)

New Orleans traditions are here to stay! Every year, Rouses Markets donates millions of pounds of food to local food banks, food pantries, and community fridges. “I appreciate and love the way our stores and the neighborhoods they serve work together to support one another, and make sure that everyone has enough food to eat,” said Read More…

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Broad Theater reopens its doors and lights up its screens

Mid-City’s movie house reopens today (Wednesday, April 28), a year its screens first went dark as the pandemic descended. It hasn’t been idle during the past 12 or so months. It opened its popular outdoor venue, The Broadside, which has hosted an array of entertainment including film festivals, concerts, watch parties, trivia nights and child-friendly Read More…