Emeril Lagasse Shilling Bam! BBQ-Flavored Tortilla Chips | @Eater



Chef Emeril Lagasse now has his sights set on becoming a tortilla chip mogul. As first reported by Snack and Bakery, Lagasse has partnered with CoPak solutions to create a line of gluten-free Emeril Tortilla Chips. According to a rep, the Emeril-branded chips have "just been softly launched in Louisiana" at 40 locations of the Rouses Supermarket chain, and are available three flavors: Bam! BBQ (which plays off Lagasse's familiar catchphrase), Essence (featuring the "bold spice of New Orleans"), and, uh, Sweet Potato.

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New Orleans' Euclid Records is more than just a record store | St Louis Today

Weber doesn’t mean to take anything away from other New Orleans stores; he says the city is full of great ones. “They tend to be very niche in a lot of ways,” Weber says. “Domino (Sound Record Shack) is great and small and well-curated, the place you send diehard music fans to. Louisiana Music Factory does a great job mostly focusing on regional and local stuff.”  Weber also sees his Euclid Records as a cultural center, common of record stores nowadays.


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Mowing The Vacant Lot Next Door Could Result In Ownership | WGNO

If you’ve been cleaning up the vacant lot next door to your home, you could eventually wind up owning it. The “Mow To Own” program would reward adjacent homeowners and address city-wide blight.



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West Elm, big name retailer, opens on Magazine Street | WDSU


The latest national chain to open on Magazine Street, Uptown is causing concern for some in the business community. West Elm opened Thursday morning at the corner of Magazine and Eighth Street. The upscale contemporary furniture store is a subsidy of national retailer Williams-Sonoma.

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I scream, you scream for New Orleans ice cream | NOLA.com

If you're craving authentic New Orleans fare, you're likely imagining the spicy, smoky and savory flavors of jambalaya, red beans and rice or crawfish etouffee. That's not to say we locals don't revere the sweeter indulgences, too. But in the August heat, even the most fabulous flaming Bananas Foster or Baked Alaska can't hold a candle (or more aptly, a flambé torch) to a good old-fashioned ice-cream cone.

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The Real Davis by Davis Rogan

Say what you will about Davis Rogan, human being. He can take it. In fact he doesn't give a bleep. But fess up and give the man his musical dues. Rogan has lovingly crafted a compelling musical and lyrical odd-yssey, from the reluctant rebirth of a city to the depths of his own personal frailty. In person or in his music Davis can't help expressing himself. He is larger-than-life and loaded with character flaws, and all that comes through on the CD. Love him, as I do, or not, you must admit that the guy is giving his all, raw and unfiltered. The world could stand to have a few more artists, and I mean this in the capital "A" sense, of Rogan's caliber, might and murky majesty.

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Mystery tipper leaves $10,000 tip at New Orleans restaurant | WWL TV

A mystery tipper known for leaving outrageous tips at restaurants around the country paid a visit to the Crescent City. It’s every server’s dream, especially during New Orleans' slow summer months.

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Take home New Orleans iced coffee: the latest trend? | Gambit

"As the pioneer of the cold drip process, we’ve perfected our 24-hour cold-brew technique, resulting in a higher-quality product that is significantly less acidic than traditional hot coffee," said PJ’s roast master Felton Jones. "We’re allowing our customers to use their imagination and create a variety of drink experiences within their own homes.”

The local chain has no plans to release the concentrate into grocery stores as of yet, but it is available at every PJ's location. (No word on if the Blue Bottle variety will ever arrive in its namesake town.)

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