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Addis Nola is moving its Ethiopian kitchen to Bayou Road

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Addis Nola will soon be serving authentic Ethiopian dishes from a new home. The family-run restaurant is planning to move from South Broad to Bayou Road in the fall.  Addis Nola was opened in 2019 by Ethiopian native Biruk Alemayehu to connect New Orleans with the culture of her homeland Read More…

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Mid-City eateries offering special menus for Restaurant Week

The seven-day celebration of New Orleans food known as Restaurant Week  begins Monday (June 20) and runs through June 26.  Some of the best restaurants all over town are offering special menus. There are four participating in Mid-City: Brown Butter, Café Degas, Katie’s and Ralph’s on the Park.  In the decade this event has taken Read More…

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Velveteen Lounge opens as Bayou Road’s new affordable neighborhood spot

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Velveteen Lounge & Restaurant opened in May as a new anchor for the Bayou Road corridor in the former home of Pirogue’s, the popular neighborhood bar and restaurant that shut its doors in 2020. The restaurant and bar at Bayou Road and North Broad Street is the brainchild of Brendan Gordon, Read More…

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Skeeta Hawk Brewing is getting ready to open taproom on Lafitte Greenway

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Skeeta Hawk Brewing is bringing fresh brews and a veteran spirit to Mid-City. The brewery will open on the Lafitte Greenway in early July in the same building as Hey! Café. It will share outdoor patio space with Flour Moon Bagels.  The Greenway complex, at St. Louis and Dorgenois streets, Read More…

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Get Your Mom and Dim Sum pop-up brings Southern-influenced Chinese food to local breweries

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger A new dim sum pop-up is adding another option to the city’s Chinese food scene. Get Your Mom and Dim Sum can be found at your local brewery.  Owner Andrew Lu was raised in Lafayette and grew up in the restaurant industry. His love of food and cooking began in Read More…

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Parkway Bakery & Tavern upholds the po’boy’s charitable tradition

Beginning on Friday, May 20, and ending on Sunday, May 22 — the same weekend as Bayou Boogaloo — Parkway Bakery & Tavern will be donating $1 from sales of every shrimp po’ boy sold to support transplant patients and programs. The money will be donated to the Ochsner Transplant Institute through the Greg Smith Read More…

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Rouses Markets named official supermarket of the Saints (sponsored)

Rouses Markets is teaming up again with the New Orleans Saints. The Gulf Coast’s grocery has been designated the club’s official supermarket, as well as presenting sponsor of Saints Training Camp. Rouses Markets customers will have the opportunity to receive early access into Training Camp practices through a Fast Pass Lane. “Saints fans are some Read More…

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Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Garden to hold open house and fundraiser

The Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Garden has been blooming for a quarter century. The garden at North Dupre and St. Philip streets is collectively tended by neighborhood volunteers, who harvest the produce to distribute to other community members and organizations as well as for their own kitchens. The volunteers have decided that the time has Read More…