Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday Fresh Veggies and Good Music!

Happy Tuesday!

Farmer's Market!

You can get your day started off right with a trip to the Farmer's Market!!!  Visit the Crescent City's Farmer's Market at University Square (200 Broadway) for the freshest veggies, fruits and seafood.  Today for the Green Plate Special they welcome New Orleans' first and only solar-electric food truck, Empanada Intifada. We're looking forward to empanadas including "The SaSquash" (local squash, carmelized onions and sharp cheddar cheese), "The Bean-a Vista Social Club" (cuban-style black beans with fried plantains and local jasmine rice) and "The Mestizo Meat Pie" (a fusion of a traditional empanada and a Natchitoches Meat Pie). Save room for dessert, because Empanada Intifada is debuting their "Sweet Thai Peach Pie" empanada.......Yum!

And if you want more fresh veggies the Hollygrove Market has a new pick-up location and hours for Tuesdays 12 pm-6 pm - No need to pre-order when you visit the market!  Pick-up at Rosa F. Keller Community Center (4300 Broad @ Napoleon Ave.) and on most Tuesdays they're cookin' up all these delicious fruits and veggies in the Community Center Kitchen.  So come in for a taste, and great recipe ideas for all this delicious fresh food.

In the "Box" today!

-Okra (Monica’s Okra World, Garyville, LA)
-Turnips /Eggplant (Covey Rise Farms, Husser, LA)
-Shiitake (MSNP)
-Bell Peppers (Frank Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Organic  Muscadines (Hollygrove Market & A&K Citrus)
-Natural Basil (Hollygrove Market)
-Apples (Cherry Creek Orchards, Pontotoc, MS)
-Peaches (Cherry Creek Orchards, Pontotoc, MS)
-Red Potatoes (Frank Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)
-Cremini Mushrooms (Red Hill Mushrooms, Independence, LA
-Green Peanuts (Frank Fekete Farms, Hungarian Settlement, LA)

Good Music Tonight!

And there's a great evening on the Avenue, because it's another lovely southern night for porch sitting and music over at the The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.) from 8:00 to 11:00 pm...Have a fancy cocktail and listen to the banjo swinging sounds of Don Vappie!

Head on over to Mid-City and to Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) and check out singer songwriter Dave Jordan and his acoustic trio at 8:00 pm.  And come hungry for delicious pizza, pasta, salads and more!!

There's some fun on Frenchmen tonight too over at d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) with the The Treme Brass Band at 10:00 pm - there's a $5 cover for the show - but you know you don't want to miss it!

Right down the street the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) has a triple header with no cover - Andy Forest at 4:00 pm, Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns at 6:00 pm, and top off the evening with Smokin' Time Jazz Club at 10:00 pm!

End your night over at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street...with  the Grammy Award winning REBIRTH Brass Band they come on around 10:30ish - there's a cover, but you'll be glad you paid and stayed up late!! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday and for more fun shows and events going on click on the WWOZ Livewire - http://www.wwoz.org/new-orleans-community/music-calendar!


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