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Local restaurant group expanding to New Orleans East | The Advocate


NOHSC Restaurant Group plans to open one of its New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. restaurants at Bullard Avenue and Interstate 10 early in 2016, with the debut slated for early February in time for the seasonal uptick in seafood consumption at the start of Lent.

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Legendary Restaurateur Willie Mae Seaton Passes Away At Age 99 | Eater

Tragic loss for the city of New Orleans today, with Todd Price reporting that Willie Mae Seaton, founder of the iconic Treme restaurant Willie Mae's Scotch House, has passed away at 99 years of age.

Seaton quickly became known for cooking at the neighborhood bar, but her fried chicken—made with a wet batter that to this day remain's a family secret—was what made her famous.  Despite years of being a "neighborhood secret," Willie Mae's was named as an American Classic by the James Beard Foundation in 2005. Months later, Hurricane Katrina would destroy the restaurant (and Seaton's home), which was rebuilt and reopened in 2007 with the help of the Southern Foodways Alliance and chef John Currence. Since then, Willie Mae's has gained national recognition as a major New Orleans culinary destination known for its long line.

Ms. Seaton was born in a Crystal Springs, Miss., and moved to New Orleans during World War II so her husband could work at the Higgins Shipyard. She drove a taxi for five years, worked at a dry cleaners for several more and was a licensed beautician... In 1957, Ms. Seaton turned her beauty shop on the corner of St. Ann and North Tonti streets into a bar, where the house drink was a mix of Scotch and milk.

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Times-Picayune lays off 37 journalists in latest shakeup | The Advocate

In its third major restructuring in as many years, The Times-Picayune laid off 37 journalists Thursday in its latest push to cut costs three years after its controversial move to end daily home delivery.

Previous announced layoffs have claimed more than 300 workers.

The move Thursday trimmed the remaining news staff by a fifth, according to an announcement by NOLA Media Group President Ricky Mathews, and leaves 118 full-time journalists on staff.

Reporters at the paper said some who were spared the ax instead took a pay cut.


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Study: New Orleans residents do not like tourists | Stratos Jets

Tourism. It’s a trillion-dollar industry that has a positive economic impact on countless businesses and their employees in destinations all over the country. Still, while travel may be good for businesses, it does invite an influx of tourists who elicit varying opinions from the people who call these places home. And Twitter happens to be full of these local perspectives.



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