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Neighbors gather despite rain for Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party

A few raindrops didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd gathered Saturday night in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon for the 14th annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party. Neighborhood residents sported lots of red and blue, along with some black satin and lace, for a contest recognizing the best Marie Antoinette 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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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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Chick-fil-A making plans for a drive-thru at Tulane and Carrollton

When developer Sidney Torres IV bought the six-acre former Pelicans Stadium site in December, he mentioned a drive-thru chicken restaurant as part of his plans for Tulane and South Carrollton avenues.. It looked like he was referring to the NOLA Chick drive-thru that started serving up fried chicken sandwiches from the former Burger King soon Read More…

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Avery’s on Tulane closes permanently, NOLA.com reports

Christy and Justin Pitard, pioneers in the burgeoning medical corridor on Tulane Avenue, have closed their classic po-boy restaurant Avery’s on Tulane, Ian McNulty reports on NOLA.com. Since 2012, Avery’s has added its own flair to New Orleans casual fare, attracting a loyal following, but the pandemic along with personal health issues proved to be Read More…