NolaVie Presents : Bywater

Food Porn Friday: What about kebab?

Doner kebab

Some things in this life are so innately, profoundly wonderful that they have the ability to easily cross all boundaries, from the rich to the poor, spanning the globe and traipsing over cultural boundaries in the process.  Coffee ... Read More »

The (cafe) flora and fauna

Cafe Flora

Around 8:30 a.m. one steamy summer morning, I pulled up to Café Flora, on the edge of the Marigny, and found a police car parked outside. Well, technically, it was across the street from Café Flora, closer to the entrance to Big Daddy’s, out of which people stumble as late as 9 a.m., forearms raised to block the sun from their squinting eyes, still clad in going-out skirts and boots. But I assumed that whatever was going on was going on inside my favorite coffee shop, which made me catch my breath. Nonetheless, I went inside. Read More »

From Lakeview to Bywater

The allure of the Bywater lies partly in its charming architecture

“Are you crazy?” “I hope you have your concealed carry [license].” These are the sorts of responses I get when I tell people about my move from Lakeview to the Bywater. But then there are exclamations like these ... Read More »

AUDIO: "Along St. Claude- Part I"

In making 'Along Saint Claude', Eve Abrams put signs in Saint Claude's neutral ground asking people to talk while they waited for the train to pass. credit: Laine Kaplan-Levenson

Editor's Note: Last night, an original audio documentary produced by local mediamaker Eve Abrams premiered on WWNO. "Along St. Claude" is a seven-part radio piece compiled of dozens of interviews Abrams conducted with downtown-area residents -- past and ... Read More »

The bubbles of safety are getting smaller

Marco Topete (photo by Jason Kruppa)

Marco Topete, 30, a Mexican immigrant who came to New Orleans in 2005 with other members of the Texas Volunteer Firefighters Association as part of the initial search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Katrina, finds that his experience here has changed since becoming a father. Read More »

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