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Best in Chow: Gumbo Wars - Oenophile Brah
On travel channel now. Gumbo wars. Folse v Chase. Direct tv says its new. FYI...


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Appetite Repair Shop open in Algiers - Oenophile Brah
Chef Pete finally has his new "restaurant" up and running. As a long time patron of the Hush Supper Club, I suggest giving him a shot. [quote]At his new venture, the Appetite Repair Shop, he sells pre-packed take-out dishes, like cauliflower tabbouleh, turkey meatloaf or vegetable samosas[/qu...


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Nola Brewery Taproom Expansion - Oenophile Brah
I'm sure some of the mavens already know, but NOLA is expanding the taproom. Sounds like late fall or early winter. [link=(http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2014/07/nola_brewing_plans_to_open_a_n.html#incart_river)]LINK[/link] [quote]NOLA will build its new taproom in a leased building next...


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US v Belgium TV ratings - Oenophile Brah
Did anyone catch the TV ratings from yesterdays game? It seems the ratings for the other games came out the next day. I haven't heard anything, but would think it scored a solid rating. ...


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Sun Ray Grill in the Warehouse Dist. Closing - Oenophile Brah
The not too often mentioned Sun Ray Grill is closing shop. I haven't been to this store in years, but the food was always solid. [link=(http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/06/warehouse_districts_sun_ray_gr.html#incart_river)]nola[/link] I didn't realize they owned the property. They ...


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Maya's in NOLA closed until Fall - Oenophile Brah
One of my favorite places is closing for the rest of Summer to do renovations. :wah: :wah: I haven't been in a while but almost went last Saturday. I was overruled and went to Lola's which didn't disappoint. [quote]When Mayas reopens, the interior will be completely updated. The number of sea...


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Chef from Le Petite Grocery to open new place - Oenophile Brah
Justin (of Top Chef fame) is opening a new restaurant at Ditcharo's current home. [link=(http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/06/justin_devillier_of_la_petite.html#incart_related_stories)]nola[/link] [quote]Chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and his wife Mia entered into a long-te...


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Cool idea for preserving fresh herbs- pics - Oenophile Brah
I'm not a grower of herbs(yet), but I really want to start a garden in my yard. So, maybe this isn't a new idea, but I wanted to pass it along. Picked this up from the Hollygrove Market. [img]http://i1326.photobucket.com/albums/u653/jcraig24lsu/8B72584A-BC75-4F79-A593-CB2577F20211_zpsb3kyk73u...


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36k illegal alien criminals released by ICE in 2013 - Oenophile Brah
How will the Dems spin this one???? [link=(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/12/feds-released-hundreds-immigrant-murderers-drunken/)]Washington Times[/link] The numbers are staggering. [quote]Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from cu...


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Wayward Owl Brewery- returning to NOLA - Oenophile Brah
[quote]Boswell and his wife, Kristin, live in Seattle but are planning a return to Justin’s home state of Louisiana to open a brewery in New Orleans by next spring. Boswell, who grew up in Lafayette, La., is one of two main brewers at Black Raven Brewing Co., a Redmond, Wash.-based craft brewery ...


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Singha Thai returns - Oenophile Brah
Looks like Singha Thai is finally coming back to the CBD. [link=(http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/05/singha_thai_cafe_finally_retur.html)]Nola story[/link] [quote]On Monday, May 19, Singha will return at a new location: 828 Gravier St. The CBD space used to house Isis Restaurant.[/...


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Pizza Domenica Opens Thursday - Oenophile Brah
The long awaited Uptown Domenica opens this Thursday. [quote] The variety of pies on offer is greater than at Domenica, and they’re rounded out on the menu by selections of salads, crostinis and antipasti, which includes Shaya’s famous whole roasted cauliflower[/quote] For the Mavens: [quote]Sh...


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John Besh new TV show- Hungry Investors - Oenophile Brah
Besh is set to join Spike TV along with John Taffer(Bar Rescue) and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef Contestant) in a competition where restaurants will vie for funding. Sounds like an unusual idea, and feel is may slightly cheapen Besh's image. I'll still watch, how about you? [link=(http://www...


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Carrollton Market- Review - Oenophile Brah
I decided to head over to the brand new Carrollton Market last night for a dinner date. Made a last minute reservation for 7:00. It was not packed, but most of the tables were full. I had dined at One, the previous occupant of this space, and the layout is largely the same. It does have a sl...


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New Managing Chef at Cure - Oenophile Brah
Not sure how big of news this is but Cure is handing over their menu to Adam Biderman of Company Burger. He's an excellent chef and has been with the Cure group for a while. [link=(http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/03/company_burgers_adam_biderman.html#incart_river)]nola[/link] [...


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Upperline lost another chef - Oenophile Brah
The recent revolving door of chefs continue at Upperline. After a long stretch(20+years) of only two chefs, JoAnn has been running them off (IMO). ETA: I had a buddy who worked there for a brief period. He said she was an absolute tyrant. The last report I heard from Upperline was no...


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Money Talk
Experience Changing Brokerages? - Oenophile Brah
I have a long standing relationship(10+yrs) with a CFA at Morgan Stanley. My time with MS has been profitable even though it has been a relatively expensive experience. Long story, short. I have a much smaller portfolio after buying a house last year. I am now in the process of building my...


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Canal St. Bistro(CSB)- Mexican Dinner Review - Oenophile Brah
Had dinner at the best kept secret in NOLA. Chef Guillermo Peters is our town's best representation of the "Soup Nazi". He has hours of storys that he is more then willing to share over several tequillas from his cart. To the review. Last night was the "Mexican Dinner Night". His menu is ...


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Oak Oven-Harahan Short review w/ pics - Oenophile Brah
Tried the brand new Oak Oven today. It's across the street from the famous Kim Ahn's. They converted from a Popeye's to pizzeria. I went for lunch today with a buddy and split a pizza and sandwich. I found the service and atmosphere were all fine. Waitress's visible hypercolored bra was mildl...


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Tasting Room- NOLA Mag. St. - Oenophile Brah
Has anyone been to or heard about the old Diva Dog turning into The Tasting Room? [link=(http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2014/02/the_tasting_room_brings_red_an.html#incart_river)]NOLA[/link] Sounds like a pretty bad spot for this concept(wine tastings). I assume this is more of a half m...


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Political Talk
James O'Keefe got them(Texas voter info theft) again - Oenophile Brah
Looks like James is still busy uncovering wrongdoing. I'm sure this is a one-off and will be excused. Voter fraud never happens and elections are safe!! :usa: :usa: [link=(http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/02/19/Exclusive-OKeefe-Busts-Battleground-Texas-Voter-Registration-Scheme)]B...


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J. Beard nominees 2014 - Oenophile Brah
New Beard nominees are out. http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/02/post_19.html#incart_river [link=(http://www.jamesbeard.org/awards)]JBeard.com[/link] [quote]In the category of "Best Chef: South," which covers Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas and Puerto Rico, the local ...


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Money Talk
Bank recs for HELOC- New Orleans - Oenophile Brah
So, I'm thinking about fixing the bathrooms in my double. My first option would be to get a HELOC or regular LOC to pay for the upgrades. This would also offer me some additional immediate liquidity while the majority of my emergency fund is in a Roth. Does anyone in the New Orleans area ha...


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Restaurant R'evolution review-NOLA - Oenophile Brah
Brett Anderson did another review of R'evolution. [link=(http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/02/restaurant_revolution_earns_fo.html#incart_river_default)]NOLA.com[/link] 4 beans. I'm curious on everyone's thoughts on the review. It feels like he's serving two masters. First, ta...


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Stock Dividend question - Oenophile Brah
So, I recently picked up a few shares of KMR. It does a quarterly dividend that is paid out in stock. This is not a dividend reinvestment plan but actual stock dividend. My question, my purchase was very small, I have fewer shares then will net 1 single share off of stock dividend. Do m...


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More Pho 4NOLA - Oenophile Brah
Who said the market is already oversaturated? http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/01/pho_cam_ly_will_add_to_uptowns.html#incart_river Pho Cam Ly at 3816 Magazine, think that's right by Magasin. Too bad it's not a pho/gourmet burger combo joint. :rolleyes: ...


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Lola in Covington- Any suggestions? - Oenophile Brah
I'm going to dinner on the north shore(Lola) for a relatives birthday. I'm not familiar with this place but it has a good reputation. I believe the chef was on "Chopped" but was defeated. Here is the [link=(2332047, Harry Santana, )]menu[/link], not sure it's my type of place so I'm looking fo...


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Vanguard Windsor II Fund - Oenophile Brah
Does anyone have any experience with this fund? VWNFX It seeks Large-Cap's that are undervalued. $3k min. .35% exp ratio with a SEC yield of 2.13 It seems like it may be a good play going into 2014. Just curious. TIA. :cheers: :cheers:...


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Pelicans Talk
2 tics available Last minute. Sec 120 - Oenophile Brah
Hey. I have 2 tickets. Looking to unload. Sec 120 row. Let me know. I'm uptown and can meet to exchange. ...


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Frankie & Johnny's-- We're Back.... - Oenophile Brah
Looks like a return for the long time uptown rat hole. Will have new ownership and a new "sparkling" interior. Who's going? [link=(http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/11/frankie_johnnys_returns_thanks.html#incart_river#incart_m-rpt-2)]NOLA[/link] ETA: Opening for Thanksgiving...


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