Photo via Vasu Tummala
Tonight we’re headed to a celebration of a new way to drink beer.
God I love this town.
Irish Channel based NOLA Brewing’s been around since 2008, and you’ve probably had a few of their products in some fine establishment by now, right? In fact, why not pop one open while you read the rest of these little paragraphs?
Can’t put your hands on your bottle-opener just this second? Not a problem, because NOLA Brewing beer is now available in cans. According to the brewery, these will be the first canned beers produced locally since the 1970′s.
Sounds like a good reason for a party to me, and of course there is one. NOLA Blonde, the first release, will debut this evening at Tipitina’s. Festivities begin at 8:00pm, and your $15 includes Colin Lake, Flow Tribe, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and your first can of beer.
In addition to being recyclable, cans are also more ‘street friendly,’ according to NOLA Brewing.
Did I mention I love this town?
Need to win your Halloween Party's costume contest?
Halloween’s kind of a big deal in New Orleans.
Not surprising, really. NOLA’s combination of Catholic and Caribbean heritage adds a spice of mystery to the stew, our architecture makes us an atmospheric All Hallows’ location shoot, we love any opportunity to play dress-up, and then there’s the whole alcohol in the streets thing, taking a costumed passeggiata to the next level.
The downside to all this, of course, is the sartorial pressure. The last thing you want is to end up on facebook All Saints Day morning as a very spooky version of what not to wear. How do you stand out in a sea of (Anthony) Wieners?
If you’re still on the fence, we’d like to suggest Southern Costume Company, a little shop downtown (951Lafayette) that’s been open only since January and we’ve just discovered. Continue reading
You won’t find Prince Tuesday or Daniel Striped Tiger hanging out at Bullet’s Sports Bar on Tuesday nights, but neither of them ever played the trumpet like Kermit Ruffins, so I’m fine with that.
What you will find is what has to be one of the best neighborhood bars in NOLA and a hard-to-top contender for the ideal place to be on a Tuesday night. Kermit, his band, and occasional random musical friends hold court at the corner of A.P. Tureaud and North Dorgenois beginning at 6:30 each Tuesday.
Dinner and Drinks at Bullet's
Wrapping around the corner and spilling onto the neutral ground is a mini-carnival of grills, smokers, and food trucks. A street-food armada bracketing the good times in the bar. Inside, there are rows of tables, accentuating the point that you really need to get some food with your music and drinks here. As is the case in any great neighborhood bar, it is a room full of regulars who set the tone here. Almost everyone in the place sprawled as comfortably as if they were in their own living room, which for many of them Bullet’s probably is. Continue reading
Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent.
…Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
-Steve Jobs: 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address
Food for thought on this day.
Words like visionary and genius are tossed around a bit too much; it is worthwhile to pause and take note on the rare occasion when they are understatements. Yesterday was such a day.
Jobs’ Stanford address is 15 minutes you will not forget.
Ever find yourself with the challenge of melding multiple random ingredients on hand into something that passes for dinner? Each time we purchase a produce box from Hollygrove Market and Farm we’re left with the same issue: how do we use all of these ingredients and not waste? I am philosophically in support of the Market and the $25 produce box. But with just two of us around the majority of time, we often struggle to find ways to incorporate all of the contents into our meals before they are no longer fresh.
A primary purpose of purchasing the box of food is to support the farm-to-table movement. One key aspect is the ability to capitalize on the benefit of having the freshest ingredients possible. This week for instance the produce box included: radish greens, tatsoi greens, arugula, turnip greens, micro-greens, green onions, apples, sweet potatoes, squash, rice, shiitake mushrooms, various peppers and cucumber. Notice the first 5 ingredients are various types of greens? That is a lot of green things..More importantly, greens have a very short shelf-life. Continue reading