| Movie/TV Board|| Happy Valley on Netflix - VOR on 9/14/14 at 8:47 am|
A six episode series from England. In the beginning you sort of think the plot is a rip off from Fargo. But the series is far from that.
It's very dark and brutal, and it follows a British policewoman going after a released con who had raped her daughter AND who has become involved in a hapha...
| Food and Drink Board|| About Marcello's in New Orleans - VOR on 9/7/14 at 10:58 pm|
I've heard a couple of good reports, and I know I've seen it mentioned on this board.
What's the scoop? I looked at the menu and it looked very, very traditional. Is it worth a try, though? Recommendations?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Last Minute Nice Meal at La Petite Grocery - VOR on 9/5/14 at 8:55 am|
My wife and decided to walk down Magazine last night for dinner. We were thinking of giving Baie Rouge a try, but the limited menu has never really inspired either of us to try it (at least for dinner). Just didn't see anything I was in the mood for.
So we walked down to LPG and walked right i...
| Pelicans Talk|| SKC Update - VOR on 9/3/14 at 8:48 am|
From The Advocate.
| Movie/TV Board|| Ray Donovan Question(s) - SPOILER ALERT - VOR on 8/31/14 at 8:52 pm|
Last season I watched about half of Ray Donovan.
I just picked it up again last week. I don't want to go back and "binge watch" to catch up to anything so I have a couple of questions.
So I know Marvin is, er, was, an aspiring artist and was hooking up with Ray's daughter, etc. Can someone ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints Defeat Patriots in the Super Bowl - VOR on 8/31/14 at 7:41 pm|
According to Ben Schpigel, one of four New York Times sportswriters making their prediction in the Sunday edition.
Lock. Book your tickets now. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| AD Top Power Forward in NBA per ESPN - VOR on 8/22/14 at 7:35 am|
Anyway, it's an Insider article.
[i]1. Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
Projected 2014-15 WARP: 14.3 | Win%: 66 percent
Davis has already blossomed into the kind of player the Pelicans hoped he'd be when they won the 2013 draft lottery and, at 21, he can still get much better. Davi...
| Food and Drink Board|| I Had to Laugh . . . Subway Sandwich Commercial - VOR on 8/21/14 at 6:46 pm|
So I was having a beer with some friends and watching some bull shite on the bar's tv. And there's this commercial advertising a new Subway sandwich:
steak, cheese and egg white.
Does anyone else find this as funny as I do?
Sorry to have taken up your time, but I did laugh out loud. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| New Gas Range? - VOR on 8/19/14 at 9:20 am|
One of these days, it's going to be time to replace our range/oven. Our kitchen is small, and the current range is a 30". So that's probably the we'll go with (don't want to cut countertop, etc.)
Anyway, we're sticking with gas and thinking of options. Anyone been in the market lately and have...
| Food and Drink Board|| Peanut vs. Canola Oil (plus a question about grape seed oil) - VOR on 8/17/14 at 6:58 pm|
Back to my recently discovered deep fryer that I found tucked away in a cabinet and that I've used once.
Here's what I know (or think I know) about oil choices.
Peanut oil has a higher smoking/breaking down point than canola oil, but probably not enough to matter for most uses: 450 as oppose...
| Pelicans Talk|| Optimism - VOR on 8/13/14 at 8:43 pm|
So, I readily admit that I lean toward optimism at the beginning of most Saints or Pelicans seasons (not stupidly unrealistic, but I lean toward the positive). I look at this team and really believe that if they have decent luck with injuries, they'll be a dangerous team in the regular season. Yes,...
| Food and Drink Board|| Need a Vote re: Burger Night in N.O. - VOR on 8/13/14 at 7:50 pm|
So my wife and I are going to go out for a burger this weekend. We're torn between Cowbell and High Hat (Company Burger isn't in the cards for this one . . . we want more of a sit down dinner burger thang, yo).
Let's hear the arguments for the two options. Actually, if someone comes up with a...
| Food and Drink Board|| First and Last Visit to Mint - VOR on 8/12/14 at 9:36 pm|
Had to give it a try.
1. A bunch of twenty year old kids in the front of the house and tending bar. Nice enough but, honestly, not that into their job.
2. Absolutely horrible gold chain/strip club/97.1 muzak piped through the speakers.
3. Meh cocktails.
4. Below mediocre food.
| Food and Drink Board|| Soon, All Bars in N.O. Non-smoking - VOR on 8/10/14 at 7:13 pm|
From what I hear, it'll be by the end of the year. Cantrell wouldn't be going forward if she didn't have the votes.
So. Thoughts? Personally, I think it'll be a good thing and won't hurt anyone's business. The 'Vous is already finishing up the patio so people can to out there to smoke (all 1...
| Pelicans Talk|| Is Someone Keeping Track . . . - VOR on 8/10/14 at 3:26 pm|
. . . of how many days we can go without a single post on Pelicans Talk? :lol:...
| Food and Drink Board|| OB Sighting - VOR on 8/9/14 at 7:45 pm|
Off the hook. It was touch and go, but I was able to intercept the police before they entered the bar. Whew!
Word to the wise. If you do the Red Dress Run. Keep your dress on while in a public place. Just a suggestion. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Views on Orphan Black - VOR on 7/29/14 at 10:41 pm|
I was really curious this series and finally got around to watching the first three episodes of Season 1. I think the concept is intriguing and Tatiana Maslany is really good. But I'm not sure it's interesting enough to keep watching. Not sure why. Anyone else have this reaction? Should I keep ...
| Pelicans Talk|| Jrue Holiday, Cool Dude - VOR on 7/25/14 at 8:49 am|
He was on the morning news doing a location promo for an NBA dental health initiative for kids.
Seems like a nice, bright, sincere guy. Say's he's optimistic and definitely feels that with decent health, this is a playoff team.
No breaking news, I know. But still, not much else happening. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| I Need Well Reasoned Opinion on The Leftovers - VOR on 7/20/14 at 10:26 pm|
I watched the first three (I think it's three) episodes, but missed last week after the first few minutes and all of tonight.
Question. Should I give a shit? Should I make any effort whatsoever to catch up? Will watching it enrich my life? How about mildly entertain me?
| Movie/TV Board|| Austin City Limits on N.O. TV - VOR on 7/13/14 at 11:52 am|
So, apparently WYES no longer carries Austin City Limits on Saturday night. Does anyone know where it can be found on N.O. TV? ...