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Leo’s Bread, a farmers market favorite, now serving breakfast, lunch and baked goods on Bell Street

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Leo’s Bread is serving up fresh bread, bagels and sandwiches in Mid City. What started as a small operation that sold exclusively at farmers markets is now a full-fledged brick-and-mortar bakery at 2438 Bell St., near Esplanade Avenue and North Broad. Owner Kate Heller is a self-taught baker who started Read More…

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Parkway Bakery’s Thanksgiving Poor Boy includes a good cause with all the fixin’s

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger It’s turkey time, and Parkway Bakery wants you to gobble up their famed Thanksgiving Poor Boy for a good cause. This year, Parkway Bakery is once again teaming up with the Al Copeland Foundation to raise money for cancer research. The favorite Thanksgiving Poor Boy is available every Wednesday in Read More…

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Party Stop on Canal Street specializes in celebrations

By Jeanne D’Arcy, Mid-City Messenger Mid-City is now party-supply central with the grand opening Saturday (Oct. 23) of Party Stop on Canal Street, about a block from the esteemed costume-supply shop Broadway Bound. It joins Plush Appeal/Mardi Gras Spot and specialty shops like NOLA Craft Culture as the city’s go-to stores for holiday inspiration and Read More…

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Business Profile: The next evolution of Church Alley Cafe

Church Alley Cafe & Grocery, already ranked one of New Orleans’ top coffee shops by Eater Nola, is growing in its beloved Canal Street space. The Mid-City cafe is now offering an array of retail items alongside its classic hand brew, cold brew, espresso drinks, teas and menu of creative sandwiches, pastries, salads, snacks and Read More…

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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…