John Besh sells La Provence

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
John Besh has sold La Provence restaurant, the countryside French restaurant on the North Shore in Lacombe. The new owners are chef Eric Hunter and Jennifer Pittman Hunter. Hunter, a Texas native, moved to Mandeville with his family in 1984. He attended middle school and high school on the North Shore. From August 2005 to July 2006, Read More

What to eat at New Orleans Jazz Fest: Cuban food, crawfish, pies

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
New Orleans Jazz Fest opens again on Thursday (May 4) and that means those of us who can get off work on Thursday and Friday have four more days to graze on the Fair Grounds. Overwhelmed by 70-plus vendors? Below you’ll find recommendations from experienced Jazz Fest folks as well as a look at dishes we Read More

Delgado is cutting faculty, programs ‘to be more efficient’

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
As Delgado Community College students take their final exams, their administrators are cutting staff to comply with a state mandate to streamline, spokesman Tony Cook confirmed Wednesday (May 3). “We’re reviewing our programs and scaling back or eliminating those that have low enrollment and high costs,” Cook said. “The goal is to be more efficient and to Read More

Royal Caribbean cruises are returning to New Orleans

2 years ago WBRZ 0
NEW ORLEANS – Royal Caribbean International has announced it will resume weeklong cruises from New Orleans to the Bahamas and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. News outlets report Royal Caribbean said in a news release Monday that their 2,435-passenger Vision of the Seas cruise ship will relocate in December 2018 to the Port of New Orleans after Read More

Deborah Cotton’s life celebrated in Treme

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Deborah Cotton’s life and her impassioned dedication to what she love about New Orleans were celebrated with a brass band-fueled tribute in Treme on Monday (May 2), hours after she died at the age of 52.  Cotton, who was also known by the name Big Red Cotton, was a culture writer, photographer and videographer with a Read More

Schools, library comment on plans following Sterling reports

2 years ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – Groups gathered at least two locations Tuesday upon hearing reports the federal government will not charge two Baton Rouge Police officers with the shooting death of Alton Sterling last year. The decision was not confirmed by the Department of Justice, which has been handling the inquiry into Sterling’s death, but was released Read More

Louisiana Ranked Most Fun State in the Southeast

2 years ago Associated Press 0
We here in New Orleans have always known that we are particularly skilled at having a good time — but now, it’s a scientific fact. According to a new survey, Louisiana is one of the top ten most fun states in America. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states across 22 key metrics of how each Read More

Henry Butler returns to Jazz Fest still laughing after cancer diagnosis

2 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Just two weeks before it was revealed Henry Butler was on the lineup for another appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the idea of his making any plans at all was thrown into question when he was diagnosed with metastatic stage four colon cancer.  It wasn’t his first bout with the disease, Read More