| Food and Drink Board|| The Franklin in the Bywater - pmacneworleans on 9/7/14 at 7:11 am|
Went there Fri night for dinner. Fantastic meal. Place is nicely adorned on the inside, with a sort of retro feel to the decor. Long bar occupies the left side of the room, with the dining tables assorted throughout the rest of the area. Only real complaint is the noise level - its loud! Got there a...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints sign Buffalo guard Antoine McClain - pmacneworleans on 9/1/14 at 11:07 am|
Only "news" is his twitter account on which he posted that NO is his new home and he's glad to be a Saint. Any info on the guy?...
| Music Board|| Alex McMurray - bard of New Orleans - pmacneworleans on 8/9/14 at 5:02 pm|
Singer/songwriter/guitarist. Sort of the Tom Waits of New Orleans. Great lyricist. has a few albums out in his own name, plus has recorded with bands such as: The Tin Men (guitar, sousaphone, washboard), The Valpariso Men's Chorus (sea shanties - often bawdy) and Royal Finger Bowl. Guy is dam good. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Marigny Brasserie - top 5 worst dining experience - pmacneworleans on 8/2/14 at 9:41 pm|
Avoid this place at all costs. While I appreciate the fact that they are employing local musicians, and attempting to return to their glory days when the co-owner of Three Muses, Dan Isses, was the chef, it is abhorrent. Went for dinner tonight. Place was not busy at all. Waitress was clueless. Adjo...
| Food and Drink Board|| Boswell hosting fundraiser to save Stanley's - pmacneworleans on 6/15/14 at 10:07 am|
I love Stanley's, but not sure this is the proper way to save it:
btw - Happy Father's Day!...
| Food and Drink Board|| Counter Market in FQ Closes - pmacneworleans on 6/12/14 at 4:13 pm|
It was the sandwich shop that opened next to The Kingfish (and was run by same people). With the summer doldrums upon us, could be the 1st wave of closings occurring. Wonder how The Kingfish itself is doing?
| Music Board|| New Orleans Funkified Goodness - pmacneworleans on 6/5/14 at 6:42 am|
Great show, filmed in Chicago in 1974, featuring Professor Longhair, Dr. John, The Meters and Earl King. I remember seeing the same show in 1975 at (of all places) the St. bernard Civic Center. Enjoy:
| Food and Drink Board|| Herbsaint - stop the hatin' on Link - pmacneworleans on 6/1/14 at 4:22 pm|
Went to Herbsaint on Fri night. Only a 5 top, so didn't expect the experience that some have had with larger groups, and it was simply an extraordinary experience. Reservations were for 6:30, and we were seated right on time. Started with cocktails (didn't get experimental - had a Pimm's Cup which w...
| Food and Drink Board|| Meaux Bar reopening Thurs - pmacneworleans on 5/20/14 at 10:25 am|
Sounds like it will be a mix of Meaux bar's old menu, and items from the short live Ste. Marie menu. Should be nice:
| Music Board|| Bayou Boogaloo this weekend - free music! - pmacneworleans on 5/13/14 at 1:20 pm|
Good acts in the line-up: King James and the Special Men, Eric Lindell, The Iguanas, Nigel Hall and more. Complete line-up at this
| Music Board|| 2 new, stellar, acoustic blues albums - pmacneworleans on 4/24/14 at 2:48 pm|
Had the chance to listen to the two new releases by Keb Mo (Bluesamericana) and John Mooney (Sun and Moon). Both are fantastic. Keb Mo's is with a full band and has some electric guitar in it, too. Mooney's is entirely solo, and is just him playing a dobro and singing Son House songs. Both are strea...
| Food and Drink Board|| review of Square Root by TP - pmacneworleans on 4/24/14 at 12:14 pm|
Gives it a thumbs up. http://www.nola.com/dining-guide/index.ssf/2014/04/square_root_new_restaurants_in.html#incart_river_default...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints exercise option on Jordan - pmacneworleans on 4/21/14 at 2:14 pm|
No link because it was announced on the radio. Saints exercise 5th year option on Jordan. No surprise, and a great move. \Woops - just saw other thread - please delete. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Annunciation Restaurant? - pmacneworleans on 4/15/14 at 2:24 pm|
Anyone been? Group wants to go there tonight, and I'm not getting a warm and fuzzy about this place. ...
| Music Board|| Entire new Afghan Whigs album now streaming for free - pmacneworleans on 4/7/14 at 3:54 pm|
NPR has it on their music site:
| Food and Drink Board|| Iris in N.O. closing in May - pmacneworleans on 4/6/14 at 3:26 pm|
owners/Chef want to concentrate on Mariza:
| Pelicans Talk|| EG back in LA for his knee to be examined - pmacneworleans on 4/4/14 at 9:54 pm|
he ain't going nowhere this offseason:
| Food and Drink Board|| Besh Box is No More - pmacneworleans on 4/4/14 at 2:17 pm|
Was a good idea, but partnership soured, and John is refunding anyone who hasn't received a box that was ordered:
| Music Board|| New single by Afghan Whigs available for listening - pmacneworleans on 3/24/14 at 10:03 am|
Sounds like vintage Whigs (which is a damn good thing!):
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| John Brown - wr from Pitt State - pmacneworleans on 3/18/14 at 12:46 pm|
FWIW - have a mutual friend with a Saints scout. Claims this guys name keeps popping up in conversations. FRom what I have read, he had a great performance at the combines. WOuld make sense given the Saints' knack of finding good players from small schools. ...