Louisiana House votes to keep felons from office for 8 years

3 years ago WBRZ 0
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana House has overwhelmingly agreed to re-enact a prohibition that would have convicted felons waiting years after serving their sentences before they could run for office. The constitutional amendment by Rep. Greg Miller, a Norco Republican, would require felons to wait eight years. A 93-1 vote Wednesday sent the proposal to the Senate Read More

Will you miss Mizado? Here are their recipes for guacamole, mac ‘n’ cheese

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Are you among those lamenting the closing of Mizado Latin Kitchen? The restaurant had only been open a few years, but it attracted a loyal following with guacamole made table-side, lobster tacos and 10-cent margarita specials. Over the years, we’ve featured recipes from the business, which is owned by the Taste Buds restaurant group. Here Read More

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017 attendance holds steady at 425,000

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
New Orleans Jazz Fest drew an estimated 425,000 music and food fans to the Fair Grounds Race Course for the seven-day event, according a press release issued Tuesday (May 10). Last year, heavy rains and the early closing of the second Saturday of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell likely led to Read More

Saudi Arabia-born chef dishes for New Orleans audience

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
The room was full of chefs and food industry pros when Chef Badr Zuhair Fayez introduced New Orleans to Saudi cuisine in a cooking demonstration recently. From a family of engineers, Badr Fayez’s first love was always food. Wanting to please his family, including 37 cousins in Colorado, he first obtained a degree in environmental Read More

Mizado Latin Kitchen near City Park will close

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Mizado Latin Kitchen, the contemporary Latin American restaurant near City Park, will close June 4. The news was announced Wednesday (May 10). The restaurant, which opened in 2013 was a passion project of the Taste Buds restaurant group, the team behind Semolina and Zea Rotisserie & Bar. Two of the group’s owners, Hans Limburg and Read More

4 facts about Duman Artisan Kitchen in Old Mandeville

3 years ago The Times-Picayune 0
Ozgur and Bulent Duman officially opened Duman Artisan Kitchen, an upscale pizza restaurant, last December in Old Mandeville. “This type of restaurant was our dream,” Ozgur said. Here’s what you need to know about the Italian restaurant: 1. The Dumans are from Turkey. Bulent started making pizza when he immigrated to New Orleans 15 years Read More

South La. artists and makers gather to host May Mid City Makers Market

3 years ago WAFB 0
BATON ROUGE, LA – If you haven’t heard of, or visited the Mid City Makers Market, you have an opportunity this Friday. The market is a monthly gathering of the artists, makers and collaborators of Baton Rouge. When we say makers, we’re talking about all of the local artists who make or create art in any way, Read More

4-phase proposal creates ‘mega subdivision’

3 years ago WAFB 0
BATON ROUGE, LA  – Baton Rouge is growing and there may be another big subdivision popping up soon. It’s a 275-acre piece of land along River Road that would be called the Atwater. It’s about a mile-and-a-half from L’auberge Casino near the U-Club. The plan, over four phases, is to build up to 800 homes Read More

Masters champ Sergio Garcia won’t be marrying Drew Brees’ cousin Angela Akins in his green jacket

3 years ago The Advocate 0
Drew Brees’ cousin Angela Akins is marrying Masters champion Sergio Garcia in July, but the New Orleans Saints quarterback almost certainly won’t be able to attend because of his training camp commitments. Sergio’s green jacket apparently won’t be attending, either. Since his first major championship a month ago at Augusta National, the Spanish golfer has Read More