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Common Ground Health Clinic (CGHC) invites folks of all ages and from all corners of Greater New Orleans to get to know historic Algiers while supporting the clinic’s ongoing work by spending an evening with us on Saturday, August 18. Events begin at 7:00 p. m. with an Art Walk down Teche Street, just a few blocks from the Mississippi River and the Algiers Ferry, beginning and ending with a Garden Tea Party at the Teche Street Community Garden (813 Teche St.). The party is set to continue until 11:00 p. m.
The Art Walk is an opportunity to engage with the rich history and culture of Old Algiers, and will feature the work of local artists Ralph Bush, Vince Craige, Micah Learned, Joe Parker, MBol, Jafar M. Pierre, NuAwlons Nate Scott, Mohawk Hunters Tribal Chief Vertis Vincent, and others, as well as highlighting Algiers historian Cathy Smith, of Village Ovah da Rivah fame, and the Community Print Shop. The younger generation of Algerines will also be represented, as the youth participants in CGHC’s Youth Art Workshops and The Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Beading Class display their work.
The Garden Tea Party will include a selection of locally sourced, healthy treats, including iced herbal teas brewed by the CGHC herbalist team (ginger-mint, hibiscus-rose, and rosemary). We will be serving delicious appetizers from several area restaurants, including The Olive Branch Café, Nolavore, Dumaine Street Farm, Mondo, The Green Goddess, Whole Foods, Sahara Café, Meltdown Pops, Liberty’s Kitchen, St. James Cheese Company, Satsuma Café, Taste of the Caribbean, Gattusso’s, and Superfood Bar.
Admission to the Garden Tea Party is $10 and includes all food and beverage items; tickets will be available at the garden gate. There is no charge to come out and enjoy the Art Walk.
In New Orleans, we favor real flavor. Our best cooks and chefs use fresh produce, meats, and dairy products in their dishes. That being so, it was natural for the Chef’s Collaborative National Summit on sustainable food lifestyles to be held here in the Big Eaty (pun intended).
Linda Michurski, who is affiliated with Hollygrove Market and Farm, represented 411 NOLA at the Chef’s Collaborative National Summit. 411 NOLA thanks Michurski for her work. What follows is her report from the summit. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »
Thanks to Linda Michurski, who is affiliated with Hollygrove Market and Farm, for representing 411 NOLA at the Chef’s Collaborative National Summit. Below is her first report. We look forward to her subsequent reports. They’re sure to be tasty!
New Orleans is hosting the third annual Chef’s Collaborative National Summit October 23 – 25 2011 at the International House Hotel and various locations throughout the city. Read the rest of this entry »
The Big Easy Experience Contest is here! You can win a prize package worth over $900 that brings the best of the Big Easy to you. This awesome prize package includes
- a 2-night stay for two people at the Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast
- 2 cocktail Jazz history tours (drinks included) from Southern Hospitality Tours LLC
- a Photo Safari for two courtesy of See It My Way Photo
- a one-hour gondola ride for two courtesy of NOLAGondola.com
- dinner for 2 to a local restaurant
- a custom-made itinerary from 411 NOLA
- a set of 10 New Orleans-themed photo note cards
- a Voodoo Doll from the film Desiree
- a copy of The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans by David Lummis
- a copy of the CD Disco Zydeco by the Bonhoffs
- 2 411 NOLA-branded T-shirts of your choice
To enter to win this awesome prize package send your name, your mailing address, and your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must put “The Big Easy Experience” in the subject line of your email. Limit one entry per household. Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 11:59 p. m.
Please note that the gift certificate for two for 2-nights at the Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast is not good during special event dates and that the gift certificate is valid through August 2012.
The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. 411 NOLA will not keep your personal info on file after the end of the contest. We respect your privacy.
James Beard award-winning New Orleans chef, John Besh, announced recently that his next restaurant, Borgne, will be located in the revitalized Hyatt Regency New Orleans, which is set to re-open in October 2011.
Borgne will feature casual, coastal Louisiana seafood with a touch of Spanish influence, upholding Besh’s passion for utilizing local ingredients while incorporating the global flavors for which New Orleans is known. Brian Landry, the longtime New Orleans native chef of Galatoire’s and most recently the consulting chef for Louisiana Seafood, will be the chef de cuisine. Read the rest of this entry »