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Raw Deals

Slurp your way through happy hour with these dozen dozens for $12 or less, on most days of the week. Blind Pelican (Lower Garden District) 1628 St. Charles Ave.; (504) […]

Beyond the Gulf

When a couple of oyster lovers walked into Seaworthy, the new sustainable seafood restaurant and oyster bar in the CBD, recently and ordered some raw bivalves from the East Coast, […]

Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls

Now widely believed to be extinct, the imperial woodpecker was once the largest woodpecker on the planet. It’s a mystery as to exactly how that bit of ornithological history inspired […]

Ideal Supermarket

The immediate influx of Latin American workers after Hurricane Katrina has had and will continue to have an indelible impact on New Orleans culture. Similar to the African and Caribbean […]

Bar Stories: Local musicians report from the drinking front

New Orleans musicians, on average, spend lots of time in bars, both playing and drinking. Here, OffBeat serves up a dozen stories, shaken and stirred.   Salvatore Geloso, singer-songwriter/guitarist and […]

Brewer/Bassist: Brian “Bruiser” Broussard makes beer and plays music

Brian “Bruiser” Broussard has had a foot in both the beer and music worlds since he was a teenager. He began brewing at Abita on his 19th birthday, and went […]


It’s a tossup as to which has received more critical acclaim over the past year: the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton or the justified hubris of hummus, restaurant Shaya. While theatre enthusiasts […]

Queen Of Her Castle: Chef Kristen Essig

How chef Kristen Essig walked away from New Orleans’ latest great restaurant and found herself at home.   Chef Kristen Essig was ready, no doubt. This was her moment, and […]

Eat Street: The resurgence of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

When the St. Roch Market opened in 2015, Councilmember-at-Large Jason Williams heralded the Landrieu administration capital project for “providing a necessary service to the surrounding neighborhoods,” and called it “an […]


Experienced restaurateurs will tell you that the three most important ingredients to a restaurant’s success are the same as the three factors that matter most in real estate: location, location, […]