mid-city http://wwno.org en Where Y'Eat: Food Finds Around Jazz Fest http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-food-finds-around-jazz-fest <p>The enterprising neighbors and opportune eats in the colorful neighborhood around the New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage Festival make for an appetizing scene before or after the show.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone knows you should be ready to eat during a day at Jazz Fest. But no one says you have to show up starving. And on the way back out, I’ve found it’s a good idea to have a little room in the tank too, to be ready for opportune eats.</span></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 59849 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Eating By Example On Tulane Avenue http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-eating-example-tulane-avenue <p><em>Restaurants and bars have been pioneers for reinvesting in areas across New Orleans. Local dining writer Ian McNulty says the next example is taking shape along Tulane Avenue.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It takes a lot more than restaurants and bars to get an economic revitalization going and turn the corner. But still, when you’re first kicking the wheels into motion, new places to eat and drink are not bad places to start, especially when you’re talking about redevelopment in New Orleans.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 54061 at http://wwno.org Whole Foods Opens New Store, Geared To Lower Income Shoppers, In Mid-City http://wwno.org/post/whole-foods-opens-new-store-geared-lower-income-shoppers-mid-city <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">A new Whole Foods store opened in Mid-City on Tuesday, at Broad and </span>Bienville<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">. It’s the site of the former </span>Schwegmann’s<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> grocery, which has been vacant ever since Katrina.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 53382 at http://wwno.org Mid-City 'Grocery War' Highlights City-Wide Food Access Questions http://wwno.org/post/mid-city-grocery-war-highlights-city-wide-food-access-questions <p>One week ago a new Winn-Dixie supermarket opened its doors on Carrollton Avenue, and many people in the neighborhood say that launched a full on grocery war.</p><p>Because Rouses Market has a store right across the street.</p><p>Giveaways, food samples, contests and entertainment have been the weapons so far. South Louisiana-based Rouses has done a fair share of trash talking about the Florida-based chain Winn-Dixie, to boot.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 02:47:07 +0000 Eve Troeh & Marla Nelson 41116 at http://wwno.org Have You Seen This Purloined Pig? http://wwno.org/post/have-you-seen-purloined-pig <p>The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a stolen pig statue, snatched from in front of a business in the 3400 block of Esplanade Ave. on the morning of May 1.</p><p>The statue is a pig dressed in a chef's outfit, holding a sign that reads "EAT MORE CRAWFISH".</p><p>Police spokesman Frank Robertson says the statue is valued at $6700, and was taken from a business that had a themed marquee. He says the police don't have any leads at this time, "But hopefully we will after we air this."</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 19:38:24 +0000 Jason Saul 35884 at http://wwno.org Failed pumps at Corps pumping station could increase Mid-City flooding risk http://wwno.org/post/failed-pumps-corps-pumping-station-could-increase-mid-city-flooding-risk <p>With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, one of three key Army Corps of Engineers pumping stations that help drain the city during a storm is only at partial capacity — far less than what is needed to keep the Orleans Avenue Canal from filling.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:51:54 +0000 DANIELLE BELL | The Lens 18662 at http://wwno.org LSU seeking hospital partners amid funding woes http://wwno.org/post/lsu-seeking-hospital-partners-amid-funding-woes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The head of the LSU System, William Jenkins, says he&#39;s talking to private hospital leaders about ways to partner and keep the university-run hospitals open despite ongoing budget woes.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">But he acknowledged Monday that with shrinking funding and large numbers of uninsured patients, LSU will have a lot of persuading to do.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:26:43 +0000 MELINDA DESLATTE | The Associated Press 17811 at http://wwno.org