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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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Co-owner of Liuzza’s on Bienville dies, NOLA.com reports

Frank Bordelon, the co-owner of Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar on Bienville Street, died Aug. 31 while undergoing treatment for cancer, Ian McNulty reports on NOLA.com. Bordelon was 73. Bordelon grew up in the Mid-City neighborhood where his mother waited tables at Liuzza’s before buying the classic neighborhood eatery in 1981. He has been operating the 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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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…