Cochon Butcher in New Orleans

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By Gerry Mak in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 10 March 2011

Two of New Orleans’ top chefs, Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski, have an amazing shop called the Cochon Butcher near the Garden District. Most people go there for the house-made boudin (rice and pork sausages) and their gourmet sandwiches, but they also have a wide range of raw housemade meats and sausages (all made from […]

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Brian Guidry

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 10 March 2011

Brian Guidry samples colors he finds around him in his home of New Orleans and matches them exactly in his dynamic and abstract paintings.

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Dan Tague

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 8 March 2011

New Orleans-based artist Dan Tague does some amazing things with money, folding up dollar bills to create new and subversive messages out of the letters printed on them.

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Brandi Couvillion

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 2 March 2011

Inspired by the storied history and the haunting aesthetic of her home city of New Orleans, Brandi Couvillion creates gorgeous assemblages and jewelry from found and discarded objects and artifacts.

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Pho Tau Bay in New Orleans

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Wednesday 2 March 2011

New Orleans is known for its food, but not all of it is cajun. Check out Pho Tau Bay in the West Bank, a place that serves really excellent Vietnamese noodle soups and bahn mi sandwiches. I had the bo kho (beef stew) had loads of super tender beef and big chunks of carrot, the […]

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Dark Dark Dark

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Monday 27 December 2010

With permanent and occasional members based in Minneapolis, New Orleans, and New York, ethereal gypsy-folk band Dark Dark Dark has roots in many places, which reflects in its music. The meandering piano, haunting strings, and wheezing accordion that are the heart of the music seem of yet beyond all time and genre, especially with lead […]

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The Float House by Morphosis

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By Lin Tan in Architecture on Tuesday 29 June 2010

As part of Brad Pitt’s Make It Right project in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans — the area infamously known for being catastrophically destroyed by Hurricane Katrina — architectural group, Morphosis designed The Float House in hopes to aid residents in coping with living in the flood-susceptible area. The Float House is green, […]

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Yummy Yarn Food Art

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By The Urban Grocer in New Products on Wednesday 3 February 2010

Most people crochet hats, gloves, and scarves. Clare Crespo, however, knits oysters on the half shell, hamburgers, sushi, and smoked salmon. Yup, it’s yarn intended to make your mouth water. In her latest collection, Crespo’s creative talent is focused on Mardi Gras, that infamous New Orleans carnival celebrated in her native Louisiana. Traditional, hyper-local eats, like seafood gumbo, beignets, catfish poboys, and soft shell crabs, have made their way into her inventive crocheted ode to the city.

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The Miss Rockaway Armada

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By Nikki Savvides in New Eco on Monday 26 October 2009

The Miss Rockaway Armada is a group of about thirty artists, musicians and performers who hail from across the United States. In the summers of 2006 and 2007, the group floated down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans on a flotilla of handmade rafts. Crafted mainly from junk and recycled materials, the rafts ran on wind and solar power, were fuelled by bio-diesel, and their crew subsisted on rainwater and dumpstered meals for the entire journey. 

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