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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…

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Neighbors respond to Chick-fil-A’s plans for Tulane and Carrollton

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger The proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant at 4068 Tulane Ave. was assailed and defended Monday (April 26) in two Neighborhood Participation Project meetings with the developer and Mid-City neighbors.  The location at Tulane and South Carrollton Avenue was the site of a Burger King location until it closed last summer. Since January, Read More…

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Hieux Boil Seafood House to open in former Namese spot on Tulane Avenue

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Hieu Doan was at a crossroads. It was the middle of July 2020 when the owner of Namese, the beloved Vietnamese restaurant on Tulane Avenue, announced the restaurant’s closure. Like so many other businesses, the popular spot for pho had become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. “We were forced Read More…

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Ginaware opening for weekend ‘Carnival Costume Lite’ sale

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger This weekend, Ginaware will hold its Carnival Collection sale. In the times of COVID-19, it will be a bit more chill than in the past. But fans can still expect all the tutus, corsets, vintage float rider costumes, robes and capes — everything shiny, frothy and colorful and ready to Read More…

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With beads and stuffed throws languishing on the shelves, Mardi Gras Spot gets creative

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger As a company that supplies Carnival parade riders with their throws, Mardi Gras Spot, also known as Plush Appeal, on Toulouse Street had to pivot and get creative to serve customers this unique Carnival season. The Mid-City warehouse-like shop has found alternative ways to help Carnival krewes celebrate Mardi Gras Read More…