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Creole Oyster Dressing like your grand-mère used to make

By Krisitine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger Oyster dressing, or farci d’huîtres, served with turkey was already an established tradition in 19th century New Orleans. “Nothing is more elegant or recherché than an Oyster Dressing,” reads the original “Picayune Creole Cookbook,” published in 1901. “Oyster stuffings are favorite Creole dressings for turkeys.” Our family’s Thanksgiving tables yield Read More…

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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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Oktoberfest returns to Bayou St. John for two more weekends

By Kristine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger Deutsches Haus, founded in 1848, the keeper of all that is German in New Orleans, is holding Oktoberfest once again. After missing a year due to Covid-19, the Oktoberfest celebration is back with the theme “Reborn on the Bayou.” The festival continues to honor the city’s Bavarian culture and ancestry Read More…

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Registration is open for Grow Dat Youth Farm produce boxes (sponsored)

Sign up to pick up a box of produce at the farm each week. The CSA program is Community Supported Agriculture, the Farm Share initiative is an opportunity for customers to enjoy chemical-free, fresh produce while investing in the Grow Dat farm and youth leadership program. This locally grown produce box runs for 29 weeks 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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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…