North Beach Hotel starts taking shape in the Bay

Upscale property coming to Main Street/Beach Blvd.

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Feast Your Eyes:Turkey and the Wolf

Quirky, award-winner does meatloaf proud. And it’s got merch.

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Feast your eyes: Maypop

From start to finish, it’s all good.

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Sunday brunch at Oxlot 9

You really don’t need an excuse to visit Covington, La., but just in case you require some incentive, put “Eat at Oxlot 9” on the top of your list. It’s open Tuesday-Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bistro is on the ground floor of the beautiful Southern Hotel…

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The Ogden: Food, drink, music & art.

Tank and the Bangas were featured Sept. 8 at the weekly After Hours at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. The live music every Thursday is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum (925 Camp St.) Miss Linda Green, The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, was serving up her soul food, too. Art, food, drink and…

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Second Saturday! Frida Fest! Homemade Salsa contest!

The 111 Main Girls – Gourmet Galley, Biz-Zee-Bee & Bay Life Gifts – are sponsoring a Best Salsa contest for Second Saturday and the shops will be decorated for the Frida Fest celebration. Bring your homemade salsa to Gourmet Galley in the 111 Main building from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in a bowl no wider…

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Mississippi Delta road trip: Blues & Beatles

Here are some photos from a recent midweek road trip to Cleveland and Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta. The goal was to 1) go to the Grammy Museum for the Beatles exhibit 2) eat tamales & other local food and 3) enjoy the Blues. Check, check and check. The museum, on the campus of Delta State in…

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Road trip: Bob Dylan & a bistro

  Turns out, singer-songwriter-author Bob Dylan can paint, too. Some of his locally-inspired work is at the New Orleans Museum of Art through July 31. There’s also in interesting collection called Self-Taught Genius there’s up until May 22. Think outside-the-box folk art. And, of course, there’s a gift shop. What’s a cultural outing without some…

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