Here are the top 10 concerts around the city this week, in no particular order.
Step into the world of Goat
Paul Gerard brings us a touch of New Orleans
You know, that infernal hybrid of breakfast and lunch that appeals to hipsters and sickos. I ask that very question in my current column, a hilarious yet insightful romp consisting of 40 things I hate about food. And thanks to a devoted reader, I now have my trend-Nazi answer.
A black Stanley Kowalski? Well, why not? We had a black Maggie the Cat just a few years ago. And at a meet-and-greet for the Streetcar Named Desire of color (with the white folks living next door) coming to Broadway, director Emily Mann gave us the reasons. "I knew Tennessee Williams and loved hi ... More >>
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates its gold anniversary
The New Group adapts a Tennessee Williams rarity
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Fat Tuesday Bash Blue Water Grill Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. The restaurant's Jazz Room will host a three-course prix-fixe menu inspired by New Orleans and accompan ... More >>
A Tennessee Williams obscurity gets staged at the Hudson Hotel
Here lies a bad drink. First, they killed off the Appletini, then they killed off the Redheaded Slut. This year, at Tales of the Cocktails in New Orleans, the bartenders of the world (or at least those of this country) will say goodbye to the Sex on the Beach.
This summer, Green Table, a café in Chelsea Market, will sell brown-bag lunches for customers to enjoy at the neighboring High Line park. [Wall Street Journal] Despite the oil spill threatening the seafood supply, the first New Orleans Oyster Festival, originally scheduled for the summer of ... More >>
boston.comDrink in Boston at Drink, in Boston. Ask any cocktailian worth her salt and she's sure to tell you that, hands down, New York City has the best cocktail culture in the country. Sure, San Francisco has its abundance of fresh, seasonal produce and New Orleans, in many ways, started i ... More >>
David Simon's new HBO series uses fiction to honor New Orleans' surreal, heart-breaking fact
Apparently, roux isn't the key to perfect gumbo. Actually, it's all in the water. Tasting Table reports on a New Orleans bookshop that will ship bona fide NOLA tap water to anywhere in the country so that even us Yanks can make authentic Cajun fare. Kitchen Witch, in the French Quarter, specialize ... More >>
Going through hell to get a bite of the Big Easy
Wherein Ray finally figures America out
The tour-bus evolution of Trombone Shorty
At two prominent jazz festivals, bright moments and cloudy forecasts
John Boutté is New Orleans' best-kept secret, and possibly its strongest voice
The fight for New Orleans' culture continues, one parade at a time
Fred Anderson takes free jazz to Chicago's South Side, Odean Pope takes Philly to heaven
Bringing musicians back to New Orleans
Jazz Fest is on. Clubs are open. The water's receded. The stakes remain high.
The Vietnamese community in New Orleans East rebuilds after Katrina
Bush stands up Catholic schoolgirls in the Big Uneasy
Relax, y'all: It's butter and bullets for big security firms in New Orleans
Hey hey punky way: How CBGB and New Orleans increase a skeptic's respect for history
Stinky dead fish, sweet rotting trees, and gunfire after darkwelcome home, yall.
In the wake of Katrina, clubs step it up with benefit shows
Shame for my city, shame for my country
Hurricane Katrina unravels the threads of a fragile New Orleans society
Temptation awaits in New Orleans
Faulkner paints a friend's penis greenand makes Vollmann's list of favorite authors
A Mississippi side-wheeler docks on lower Second Avenue
Bonuses, Bargains, and Strip Clubs at the Housing Development Corporation