By Sophie Sklar The year was 1983, and Ella Brennan had gathered famous faces from across the food industry to speak at the American Cuisine Symposium. It had been 14 years since the Brennan family had taken over Commander’s Palace, a renown New Orleans restaurant, and Ella was eager to bring people from different ends… Read More Commander’s Palace Celebrates Good Food and Good Service
The making of a legendary modern Big Easy busker By Kiki Prager It’s a scorchingly hot yet beautiful day in New Orleans on Sophie Wright Place. Adrian Jusdanis, still commemorating the last birthday of his twenties, appears on the scene with a big gallon jug of water, claiming he carries it at all times because he’s… Read More New Thousand, Old Tradition
By William Potts Under the iridescent glow of Bourbon Street bar signs, a group of men sit slumped over on egg crates. Their hands periodically emerge from winter coats only to light the next cigarette. Spotless windows with the words “Galatoire’s Restaurant” gleam in gold beside them. They don’t live there and, even… Read More Two Sides of the Table
By Natalie Josefsberg Mark Berger, proud advocate of mixing running with alcohol and yoga with twerking, is more deeply intertwined in the New Orleans fitness scene than one might assume. Mark is one of the founders of Happy’s Running Club, where members meet at a local bar once a week to run a few miles… Read More “Run, Drink, Be Happy!” According to Mark Berger, it’s that simple.
By Dominic Frost At nine in the morning, a line of over a hundred people has already amassed outside Humidity, a skate shop in the New Orleans French Quarter. Some of them are collectors of rare shoes, while others are just proud New Orleanian skateboarders; regardless, they smile, joke, and drink Busch – the unofficial… Read More Like a Piece of Gold
By Claire Sutherby It’s game day and the locker room is filled to capacity with over one hundred young men bowing their heads in concentration and stillness. The quiet is eerie, the energy is palpable. The Tulane football team is just about to storm Yulman Stadium, to begin game one of 2018, marking twenty years… Read More Rule #4: The Wave Don’t Beat the Wave
By Jack Lindsay Since the invention of Uber and other car ride-sharing companies, there has been an increase in the amount of competition in the ride-share market. Among these is the BIRD Scooter. BIRD was founded in 2017 by Travis VanderZanden, former Vice President of International Growth at Uber, as a “scooter-share” transportation solution. Currently,… Read More BIRD Scooters: Rethinking New Orleans Public Transit