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Sugar Rush: Using Louisiana cane sugar, Lula keeps local spirits up

When Lula opened its doors last February, New Orleans and all of the Deep South got something new—a restaurant that’s also a distillery. Operating much like a brewpub, the making […]

Caps off! Our guide to all of New Orleans’ breweries

Our guide to all of New Orleans’ breweries, their signature beers and recommended brews. 40 ARPENT (since 2014) 6809 N. Peters Street (Arabi); 40arpentbrewery.com; (504) 444-3972, Thurs 5-11p, Fri 4-11p, […]

The Deslondes: In a hurry to take it slow

“I set down with my back against the wall looking all through the troubled, tangled, messed-up men. Traveling the hard way. Dressed the hard way. Hitting the long old lonesome […]

With You in Mind: Stanton Moore’s tribute to Allen Toussaint

In the fall of 2015, drummer Stanton Moore, along with pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton, had booked studio time to record a follow-up to the trio’s 2014 release, […]

Nothing Compares 2 U: Sexy Dex and the Fresh are using the past to shape the future

Dexter Gilmore is the frontman of the exhilarating ’80s funk-meets-rock-meets-shoegaze-meets-indie-pop band Sexy Dex and the Fresh. He sings in a soaring voice that ranges from velvety to screeching. He plays […]

High Fidelity: Irma Thomas tells the story of “Time Is On My Side”

“I was only 23 years old when I recorded ‘Time Is On My Side.’ It was offered to me when I did the Wish Someone Would Care album sessions in California. […]

A Ticket to Rock Royalty: Gregg Allman’s Midnight Ride through New Orleans

It’s the Summer of ’69 and the Allman Brothers are opening for Dr. John at the Boston Tea Party. They’re just 18 months away from the first of three consecutive […]

From Pies to Dishes: Mimi Assad is the new executive chef at Bar Frances

Rising through New Orleans’ restaurant ranks, Mimi Assad first came on OffBeat’s radar as the gifted baker behind the yummy pies at the recently shuttered Noodle & Pie on Magazine […]

The Bywater: Restaurant Paradise or Food Desert?

The St. Roch Market is my go-to if I’m meeting friends for dinner and drinks. It’s about 15 minutes max from any neighborhood, there’s a parking lot and there’s something […]

A Sound for This Generation: Water Seed’s energetic spirit

There’s a new sound in the air. New Orleans musicians are doing fresh original work, and the rest of the world is paying attention. This recent and necessary renaissance is […]