Good app: Walk the walk

BAY ST. LOUIS Started walking on New Year’s Day and haven’t missed a day in seven months. All to keep the streak going on the iRunner GPS app. As of this morning, I’ve covered 442 miles, including 48.5 miles in July. The app syncs with my tablet and adds every walk to a calendar. It…

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Sunday brunch: Best shrimp and grits in New Orleans

Brunch at Dante’s Kitchen can make your weekend in New Orleans. In fact, it’s the perfect cure for the night before. You’ll have to wait in line but that’s OK. The coffee and/or Bloody Mary will taste that much better once you’re seated. My order-every-time entree is the grilled shrimp and grits served with andouille…

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Trending at Social Chair: Jewelry and scarves

BAY ST. LOUIS Having Social Chair named the best gift shop in Mississippi by the readers of Mississippi Magazine was a nice surprise for owner Yuki Northington. She found out about this latest honor when copies of the magazine’s Best of Mississippi edition arrived unexpectedly at the shop. Social Chair is well known for its…

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New deli for Picayune

Gina’s (321 East Canal) in Picayune will serve deli style specialty wraps, salads and sandwiches. Opening is set for Saturday, according to the state Health Department, which has given Gina’s the OK to proceed.

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Hats and horns

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Old school to new hotel?

BAY ST. LOUIS New Orleans developer Jim MacPhaille says it’s too early to say what the vintage Second Street Elementary School will become when he takes ownership in early August. Based on conversations with neighbors and city officials, he guesses the property likely will be turned into a hotel or a condo hotel. With offices…

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Next weekend

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Coming this week

If you’re a Facebook friend of Tony Trapani of Trapani’s Eatery fame, and who’s not, you probably saw his post about taking a break from social media. I have reached the same conclusion as my cousin, except I’m staying away from food/eating/cooking websites for now. After a while, looking at all that food feels like…

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Sunday morning

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The Meter Reader & the Milk Bones

Meter reader came into the yard while Boudreaux was inside. Suddenly dog realizes meter reader is there and starts barking wildly to go outside. Meter reader knocks on door and I tell him I’m keeping the dog safely locked away. No, he says, the dog is barking because he wants his usual treats. So I…

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