New Orleanians have had a long, rich love affair with coffee. In fact, according to a 2017 report by our sister publication Biz New Orleans, “More than 1.29 million tons of coffee were imported through the Port of New Orleans between 2011-15,” with millions of square feet of storage, plus roasting facilities across the area. […]
The Crescent City’s unrivaled coffee culture is where well-versed aficionados and more simplistic sippers can clink cups in harmony. Here, life-punctuating moments are spent lingering over a café au lait on a first date, strategizing over espressos at a workspace meeting of the minds, strolling with an iced coffee on Royal Street to gawk at […]
Once you’ve decided to list your home, getting it ready for the market requires preparation. But where do you begin? We asked local real estate and design experts for advice on what sellers should know so that both the preparation process and the sale go smoothly. First Things First Before jumping in, it’s […]
It’s that time again. Anyone with school-aged kids knows this period can be a jolt from the quieter rhythms of site summer to the madness of homework, sports practice, and all the accoutrement of school life (reusable water bottles, overstuffed backpacks…) We’ve pulled together some ideas to help ease the transition, with guidance for study […]
Oh, September. In many ways, it’s a lovely month. Kids are back in school, so parents are freed from the stress of trying to put together a piecemeal schedule of relatives, babysitters, and camps with odd and inconvenient hours to try to manage childcare – and yet things are still new enough that we aren’t […]
Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright, poet and a bit of a rogue gave the world many quotes including several on the topic of beauty. Among those was this simple, but oh so true. statement: “What is beautiful is a joy for all seasons.” That statement was quite likely among many repeated one evening in 1982 […]
Since 1991, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has done an exceptional job of amplifying their mission of “transforming people and communities through music.” Whether accompanying local celebrities like Bryan Batt for a night of Broadway classics or lending their strings to rapper Juvenile during his recent Tiny Desk Concert, the LPO truly has a little something […]
Saba’s Lead Bartender Will Strout started making cocktails before he could drive. “I asked for a cocktail shaker set for my birthday at 15,” he said. “The ‘Bramble’ was the first drink I made that my dad really loved…my mom preferred margaritas.” He began with the foundations. “A classic daiquiri made me fall in love […]
So my nephew Comus just started eighth grade at a new school this year – I ain’t going to say which school, but it’s one of them Uptown ones – him coming from the rich side of the Gunch family. He’s taking stuff like Latin, and French, and algebra, and chemistry, and governmental studies. Very […]
Bakery Bar, the Lower Garden District eatery and cocktail bar from the team behind Debbie Does Doberge and Debbie on the Levee, has released a selection of dessert cocktails that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s sweet treats. Try the “Big Bertha Alexander” (a boozy sundae with brandy, Frangelico, white creme de cacao and milk). Other […]
Osteria Lupo, the new northern Italian restaurant under the direction of Chef Brian Burns and Reno De Ranieri, has introduced a four-course family-style tasting menu ($60 per person, full table participation required) featuring seasonal antipasti, pastas and desserts. The restaurant also has launched weekend lunch (with a rotating selection of lunch specials) and dinner seven […]
As we head into fall, it’s a great time for homeowners to take stock of whether they are equipped to comfortably host guests. Event planner, owner of The Graceful Host in Covington, wife, and mom of two boys, Ashley Cullichia Cash, offers her expertise. First, Cash advises a host or hostess to think about what […]
When chef Brian Burns began contemplating his next restaurant project after finding success with Costera, the beloved Uptown Spanish eatery, it didn’t take long to arrive at a concept. “‘Northern Italian’’ is a good way to differentiate ourselves from what most Italian restaurants are in New Orleans, which is Sicilian,” said Burns. “You think of […]
Hi Julia, Can you tell me why and when General Diaz Street in Lakeview changed its name from, I believe, St. Louis? R. Ray, New Orleans Hi R., General Diaz was one of several streets in Lakeview that were developed mostly after World War II when soldiers came home, and they were backed by the […]
The Appalachian Trail, which spans from Georgia to Maine, features amazing beauty and remarkable towns that spring up around it. Take Marion, Virginia, for instance. It’s not only a place where hikers may leave the trail for sustenance and a shower, but is a town brimming with great dining options, unique creative outlets and a […]
Beignet Fest Bring your appetite to City Park’s Festival Grounds on Sept. 23 to sample dozens of different beignet dishes from New Orleans’ best restaurants at Beignet Fest. Music will include Mia Borders, Flow Tribe, and Imagination Movers. Proceeds from the event benefit programs for children with developmental delays. BeignetFest.com “The View Upstairs” This play […]
In this 1901 photograph, the famed but eccentric potter George Ohr sits back in his Biloxi studio surrounded by his little “clay babies.” Known as the “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” art historians rank him among the most creative ceramic artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His brightly colored, exotic paper-thin pots were […]
Serve cheeses, pastries or other treats on this waterfall marble pedestal board and you will instantly up the chic factor. The color variation in the veining and classic shape make this a perfect perch for spices, toiletries and so many more options. Available at Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net. The Bahar clutch by Cult Gia is designed […]
Why bother with adding flavorless vodka to a creamy pink sauce that is something between a tomato sauce and an Alfredo sauce? Is the vodka even necessary? It really is. Alcohol is a highly effective solvent for aromatics. Think of vanilla extract. It also acts as an emulsifier and aids in the bonding of fat […]
Feeling ready to undertake that home project you’ve had on your to-do list? Whether you’re looking to spruce up your landscaping or decor, tackle a repair, or get your pests under control, the following local professionals may be able to help turn your vision into reality. Perhaps you’re ready for something altogether new and looking […]
New Orleanians have had a long, rich love affair with coffee. In fact, according to a 2017 report by our sister publication Biz New Orleans, “More than 1.29 million tons of coffee were imported through the Port of New Orleans between 2011-15,” with millions of square feet of storage, plus roasting facilities across the area.
But beyond big business, coffee drinking is part of our basic culture. Many must kick off the day with a cup of joe from a favorite neighborhood coffee shop, the bean often roasted on site. Meetings are arranged around post-lunch sips with work colleagues or friends at sidewalk cafes across town. Even happy hour cocktail menus feature espresso martinis or frozen Irish coffees. And what would our city favorite the beignet be without its partner, the café au lait?
Our cover feature explores the deep history and culture surrounding our love of coffee, the best spots to savor it, a place to learn how to roast your own and even tips from baristas on how to be the best coffee consumer.
September also sees schools settling in to back to school. From K-12 to college and graduate schools, students are getting back into a groove. We’ve got a fun primer on the latest fashion accessories, tips on how to manage study stress and setting up a homework spot.
If that wasn’t enough, we feature our annual real estate guide, with tips for homeowners on easy changes to make to maximize it for sale, plus the 2023 listing of top professionals across the area.
So, pour yourself your favorite form of coffee, be it hot, iced or frozen (with a splash of hooch), get back into a post-summer groove, and get ready for fall fests, football and more.
Ashley McLellan, Editor