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Simply CBD brings the benefits of legal THC to Mid-City (sponsored)

Entering the Simply CBD: Cannabis Dispensary flagship store in Mid-City is like entering a fashionable boutique in New York or Paris. Tucked into a shopping area at the corner of North Carrollton Avenue and Bienville Street, this chic shop is decorated in shades of white, and all of the products are artfully displayed. Well-informed employees Read More…

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Sudden firing of Banks Street Bar & Grill workers reverberates across social media

Former Bank Street Bar & Grill workers have taken to social media to reveal an apparent mass firing Thursday that occurred via the business’s group chat account on Discord . The management, however, must have left behind the keys to the bar’s Instagram account, which turned into an outlet for the bartenders’ vitriol. Meanwhile, a Read More…

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COOLinary menus offer gourmand summer dining experience   

By Kristine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger August’s COOLinary New Orleans offers a rare opportunity for both the gourmand and the culinary novice to explore cuisines and experience the city’s famed chefs. Restaurants otherwise outside of budgetary constraints are suddenly within reach — but not for long. Participating chefs create special two- to five-course prix fixe meals Read More…

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Mayhew Bakery to close Thursday, NOLA.com reports

After years of providing artisan baguettes, a creative assortment of pastries, seasonal king cakes and pizza pies to Bayou St. John and Mid-City neighbors, Mayhew Bakery is closing its doors on Thursday (Aug. 11), Ian McNulty reports on NOLA.com. Owner and chief baker Kelly Mayhew told McNulty that the pandemic and Hurricane Ida proved too Read More…

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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…