Saturday, June 19, 2010

Headin' to Grand Isle!

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!

Wake up to the best of the season's harvest every Saturday morning, when the Crescent City Farmers Market takes up residence in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm! Look for the handsome mural at the William B. Reily Co. parking lot: that's where you'll find the best in fresh, locally grown produce, seafood, baked goods and much more. Come for the food, and stick around for great entertainment by local musicians, cooking demonstrations, or just to shoot the breeze with friends and the farmers, chefs and fishers who put food on the city's tables.

Find your forever friend today! It's Used Dog Pet Adoption from 2:00pm - 5:30pm at Petcetera, 3205 Magazine'll find your perfect pet in a Used Dog :) Come to Petcetera to find your new best friend from local no-kill animal rescue, Used Dogs.

Take a trip across the Lake and find the perfect gift for you, or your Dad at the Art for Madisonville - Art Market from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm located on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, feature local artists offering their work directly to the public in a beautiful outdoor location.  The Art Market promotes fine art, including drawing and painting, sculpture and ceramics, photography, jewelry and SHUTTERFISH!! 

The in store concerts are back at the Louisiana Music Factory today!!  Mary Lasseigne at 2:00 pm, Gal Holiday at 3:00 pm and CoCo Robicheaux at 4:00 pm...The Music Factory is gonna be rockin' today, and be sure to pick up your Dad the gift of music while you're there!!

Experience Latinola today!!  This year's event will include live music and dance all day!
1130-12 Javier Orlondo
12-1215 Honeybees (available from 12-2 for photos and autographs)
1215-1 Pan Vibrations
1-145 Patrice y Carlos
145-2 Honeybees
2-230 Ballet Cosmapa
230-245 Capoeira
245-330 Julio y Cesar
330-415 Honduran Folkloric Dance


1130-12 Bianca San Martin- Salsa Dance Lesson
12-1230 Calliope Puppets- Bilingual Puppet Show
1230-1 Ballet Cosmapa- Nicaraguan Folkloric Dance
1-2 Curtis Pierre- Stilt Walking Lesson
2-3 Air Hugo- come meet the Hornets’ mascot!
3-3:15 Capoeira- Brazilian Martial Art
315-330 New Orleans Hispano-America- Honduran Folkloric Dance
The New Orleans Honeybees will give two dance performances and be available for photos and autographs from 12-2pm.
Plus free drop-in health screenings, information, and referrals provided by St. Anna's Medical Mobile Unit (with Spanish interpretation available), free LatiNola arts and crafts activities, free workshops in Spanish open to the public on health, finance, and our organization, lots of info on local nonprofits, and more! Make sure to stop by the LatiNola table and say hello!

PLEASE make plans to head out to Grand Isle for the “Chefs for Fishermen and Families” Event....Saturday, June 19th from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m at Bridge Side Marina, 1618 Highway 1, Grand Isle, LA, 70358...Check out this list of participating restaurants!

*5 Fifty Five: Chef Mark Quitney- Fudge Farm Pork Sandwich with Spicy Coleslaw and Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Adolfo Garcia Restaurants: Chef Miles Prescott of RioMar, Chef Jared Ralls of La Boca and Chef Joshua Smith of a Mano and Chef/Proprietor Adolfo Garcia- Shrimp Chorizo, White Beans and Tres Leches
*Brigsten’s: Chef Frank Brigsten- Fried Catfish with Roasted Jalepeno Tartar Sauce
*Broussard’s: Chef Tory Stewart and the Preuss Family- Red Beans and Rice and Bread Pudding
*Café Giovanni: Chef Duke LoCicero
*La Cote Brasserie: Chef Chuck Subra- Duck and Andouille Gumbo and Bread Pudding
*M Bistro: Chef Matt Murphy- Chicken and Jambalaya
*MiLA: Chef Slade Rushing- Tomato and Cornbread Salad.
*Phil’s Grill: Chef Phil deGruy- Alligator Sliders
*Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group: Chef Haley Bittermann- Corporate Executive Chef, Chef Brian Katz of Redfish Grill and Chef Chris Montero of Bacco’s- Alligator Sausage and Seafood Gumbo, Grilled Crawfish Remoulade, Roasted Chicken and Rigatoni
*Shula’s: Chef Lou Sander- Lacquered Duck
*Taceaux Loceaux: Chef Maribeth del Castillo and Alex del Castillo
*Zea’s: Chef Greg Reggio

Don't miss the the 2nd Annual West Harrison Ave. Block Party this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.... Come out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon in Lakeview... There will be an antique car & motorcycle show, lottery truck, raffle for gift certificates and a spacewalk and face painting for the kids. There will also be hot dogs, crawfish, jambalaya, chicken, pizza, gumbo, beer and soft drinks. Also featuring Benny Grunch and the Bunch from 2 - 5 p.m. and DJ John Grillot during the event.

All this fun should get your day started off right...for a complete list of musical events check out the WWOZ Livewire...Have a good one!!

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