Tag Archives: french quarter

A collapsed balcony showcases a bigger problem

Yesterday, the balcony on a building located in the historic French Quarter at 808 Royal Street suddenly, partially collapsed. There was obvious damage to the gas piping and plumbing, and a cloud of dust enveloped the street. Luckily, no one was hurt. Today, the building itself started to crumble, closing the street again, and created [...]

The Foo Fighters Rock Preservation Hall

When word got out that the Foo Fighters were in New Orleans recording at Preservation Hall, I figured it was only a matter of time before they popped up somewhere to play a show, far from the confines of their usual arena or stadium setting. They seem to like to do that–show up some place [...]

Southern Decadence
Heats Up This Weekend

In 1972 a bunch of guys decided to throw a hell of a going-away party for a friend who was leaving New Orleans. They chose “Southern Decadence” as their theme and instructed guests to dress as their favorite decadent Southerner. The next year a parade was added, and among those marching were guys dressed as [...]

French Quarter Fest 2013 Schedule Cubes

Well, if the jubilant ecstasy of the release of the coveted Jazz Fest 2013 cubes yesterday still wasn’t enough “festival season” excitement for you, the 30th Annual French Quarter Festival released its official music schedule cubes for all stages today at its own press party at The Court of Two Sisters in the Quarter. And [...]

Pat O’Brien’s Hosts Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash March 17 ft. Groovy 7 + More

If there was ever a perfect time and place to drink something called a Fuzzy Leprechaun, Pat O’Brien’s on St. Patrick’s Day would be it. The French Quarter landmark celebrates the holiday this Saturday and Sunday with drink specials and live music. Pat O’Brien’s famous Irish pub (at 718 St Peter Street) throws its annual [...]

YouTube du Jour: New Orleans in The Monster and the Stripper

While looking for some throwback YouTube clips from New Orleans, we came across this gem: an introduction to the 1968 b-to-the-extreme movie The Monster and the Stripper a.k.a. The Exotic Ones, made by Nashville’s “first family of film”, the Ormonds. The movie’s about a swamp monster (played by rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef) captured by a [...]

Patrick van Hoorebeek’s Bar Vin: The Whole Bottle

Patrick van Hoorebeek, former maitre d’ at Restaurant August, celebrates one year of opening his own place, an exclusive wine bar on Bienville, just off Bourbon, on July 21. Originally from Belgium, van Hoorebeek chose the Manneken Pis holding a wine glass to advertise the opening of his bar, Patrick’s Bar Vin. The location, steps [...]

Festigals: A Fete for Females

The all-women, all-pampering FestiGals is back at the Hotel Monteleone. The four-day festival kicks off on Thursday, June 21. This is a “one-of-a-kind series of events,” says FestiGals founder Diane Lyons. “CEOs, soccer moms, and retirees will unite to celebrate life, laughter, and womanhood…in a city where food, fun and fabulousness run rampart around every [...]

The Eagles: Walking Through New Orleans

When the Eagles arrived in New Orleans for a January 23, 2009 concert at New Orleans Arena, they had long ago had assumed their place among rock’s icons. Few bands had ever made as much money, partied with as much exuberance, and did as many drugs as the Eagles. They started as friends and ended [...]

Terry Brown, The 60-Year-Old Rapper with a Bad Knee, Hits the Spot at Felix’s Oyster Bar

Felix’s Oyster Bar 739 Iberville Street (504) 522-4440 Is this your favorite oyster bar? Acme and Felix’s—it’s what and what. This man here been shucking for 25 years—when you get good like this, you don’t want to do nothing else. Hey, neph, you put that root beer in the mail? How am I doing? I’m [...]