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Floyd’s Record Shop Is Back

Once Louisiana’s longest tenured record retailer, Ville Platte’s legendary Floyd’s Record Shop is now Louisiana’s newest music retailer. Say what? It’s true, mes amis. Floyd’s original shop opened in 1956 […]

Dining Out: El Pavo Real

Chef Lindsey McLellan spent nearly a decade overseeing the kitchen at Lola’s, churning out pans of paella to customers willing to “suffer” hour-long waits spent sipping sangria. Then one day […]

Five Questions with Ms. Linda Green

How did you learn to cook? I learned to cook through my mother and grandmother—they taught me how to cook. My mother retired after 30 years cooking with Orleans Parish […]

Growing Up Petty

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reaches that milestone with this November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

My Music with Unicorn Fukr

I never intended to do anything more than just collect records and spin them at home and have friends over. I wasn’t trying to do it as a career. But […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Benjamin Booker

What’s your favorite decade of the blues? Probably the 1920s. I never got into electric blues, the Chicago style or later stuff like Eric Clapton. The reason I got into […]

The End of The World As We Knew It

The appeal of New Orleans never wanes, despite hurricanes, storms, crumbling infrastructure, crime, educational issues and lack of police. In fact, I daresay that’s part of its appeal: the danger […]

Letters to the Editor

Dickish Behavior The following letters are in response to Elsa Hahne’s feature “Here’s looking at you, Dick,” in the October issue. I ache for my girlfriends and the awful things […]

Online Exclusive: The Big Cheezy – NOLA Mac N Cheese Fest Debuts

So you thought that New Orleans had a festival for every kind of food? Not quite, since macaroni and cheese somehow fell through the cracks. That will be remedied on […]

Gary U.S. Bonds Talks Back

When Gary U.S. Bonds recorded “New Orleans,” his breakout hit from 1960, he’d never been to New Orleans. Nonetheless, the young singer from Norfolk, Virginia, reshaped “New Orleans,” a song […]