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Bruce Sunpie Barnes hits the Spot

Is this your first time at High Hat, or are you a regular? I’ve been here before. I’ve had the catfish, the roast pork, the burger, and that roasted chicken […]

In the Spirit with Max Messier of Bar Tonique

“I’ve been in the service industry my whole life. Managed comedy clubs, nightclubs, and my dad managed nightclubs. I remember playing bar at my grandparents’ house in California, making up […]

Eric Rogers Hits the Spot at Wasabi on Frenchmen

Why are we here? I wanted to try this location. I live in Lakeview and go to the Wasabi that’s out there all the time. It’s the exact same menu, […]

In the Spirit: Nick Detrich of Cane and Table

“This is for Lil’ Doogie Fontaine, the Westbank puppet rapper. Rami [Sharkey], who does Lil’ Doogie, is a friend, and he actually did Cane & Table’s website too, but anyway, […]

The Weird Turn Pro

Inspired by the Hunter S. Thompson quote, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,” local artist and University of New Orleans Fine Arts graduate Bill Crowell recently put […]

The Spot: Josh Paxton at Elizabeth’s

Why Elizabeth’s? I realize this is heresy for someone in New Orleans, but six days out of the week I eat turkey sandwiches and Weight Watchers frozen dinners. But this […]

In the Spirit: Julia McElroy of Grand Isle

“I’ve only lived in New Orleans for a year. I love it here. I had never even heard of St. Germain [elderflower liqueur] before I came. I’m from up north, […]

Capturing Storyville on Canvas

Artist Linda Lesperance has created a new series of oil paintings entitled “Storyville,” to be shown at the Jean Bragg Gallery at 600 Julia Street this March, with an opening […]

Tarriona “Tank” Ball hits the Spot at Zea

What makes Zea one of your favorite places? They have really good grits. I grew up on white farina grits, which are really soft grits, like baby grits or something. […]

In the Spirit: Lynn Burgett at Ten Eleven

I went to school for chemical engineering, working for a prototyping company, and my boss was also a rep for a local vineyard, so when I told him I wanted […]