NOLA Brewing is one of the longest running breweries in the greater New Orleans area, and they’re only getting bigger and better every single year. NOLA Brewing teamed up with the organizers of the T-Bois Blues Festival to bring the funk to the brewery with bands including the Lost Bayou Ramblers. This was also a great way for NOLA Brewing to unleash their latest creation Down the Bayou Strawberry Blonde Ale.
There’s a new local liquor in town, and this one came out just in time for a sensational Saints season. Who Dat Vodka is a spirit with soul. Before even sampling it, you can see the NOLA influence on the gorgeous label featuring a cast of old school NOLA characters. The release party took place at Gris Gris Restaurant on Magazine Street complete with Saints superfans and a brass band.
Taking over the building that housed Cava on Harrison Avenue, Junior’s will be a welcome restaurant that will more reflect the makeup of the neighborhood: families with small children. The open, airy restaurant features two floors of luxurious space and a wide balcony. The upstairs area will be reserved for adults only 4 PM- til’ Monday-Thursday and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The small, but mighty menu boasts family-friendly, gourmet options like Jr’s Onion Rings which have a fairly strong pickle flavor, Crispy Cornbread paired with an arbol chile-infused honey butter, and amazing Brussel Sprouts drizzled with lemongrass ginger dressing. The Country Fried Rib had a thick, tasty crust which encased the savory boneless ribs. Don’t forget to end your meal with some delicious Gail’s Fine Ice Cream which comes in a variety of flavors.
Junior’s opens to the public on Monday, November 11.