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Samantha Fish talks back

New Orleans has long been a magnet for musicians and other artists working in many disciplines. Samantha Fish, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who’s released five albums via Germany’s blues-centric […]

Dining Out: St. James Cheese Company — Warehouse District

According to a recent survey, advocates on either side of the climate change debate unanimously agree on one point: When it comes to summertime in New Orleans, cold foods rule. […]

Beth Patterson hits the spot at Ikura Hibachi & Sushi

Is there any sushi you won’t eat? Lately, on principle, I’ve stopped eating octopus because they’re so intelligent and I love the animal so much. Also, it’s a symbol of […]

In the Spirit: Wyatt Lowrey of Vessel

“Vessel opened with three key components—proper glassware, a focus on community and a coastal theme. We have 28 different kinds of glasses because glassware is important; you should drink from […]

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, […]

Let It Flow! New breweries are reshaping the beer landscape of New Orleans

There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot New Orleans summer day. The condensation on the bottle can or glass is a visual reminder of the refreshment that’s sure […]

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 […]