Your Costume is Ready


Quoting Cree McCree –>

Nothing to wear? Don’t panic. Scare up the perfect disguise at the 18th Annual Halloween Costume BOO-tique! Showcasing your favorite New Orleans designers!

18th Annual NOLA Designer
Halloween Costume BOO-tique
Saturday, October 26
11 AM – 5 PM
New Orleans Healing Center
2372 St. Claude Avenue

16+ of New Orleans’ most creative designers, hatters, costumiers and mask-makers offer a vast array of one-of-a-kind costumes, masks, accessories, & festive Halloweenery.
Featuring: Cree McCree/Cree-ations, Oliver Manhattan, Howlpop, Calamity, Dino Real, Kate McNee,  Joy Patterson, Charles Barkley/The Hat Man, Tracy Hamlin/Halfshell Productions, Debbie Rusher, Liz Blaz, Bev Boulet, Gail Keifer, Collette/Never Met Her, Aurelia River, Agnes Garron

We also have a Facebook page. Please help us spread the word!



by Tom Fitzmorris

Long before the Voodoo Festival in City Park took over the Halloween weekend, the Faubourg St John Neighborhood Association held its annual fundraising party–also Halloween weekend, also with a voodoo theme, also near City Park. Instead of loud music, however, the theme is food. (Although there’s music, too.) The location is right: The Pitot House, one of the city’s oldest houses, on Bayou St. John in the bend across from City Park. It was the home of James Pitot, the first mayor of New Orleans.

The party starts at eight-thirty this Saturday, October 26 and goes until midnight, with all the essential makings of a fun evening: live music, open bar, and food. What food? From these esteemed culinarians, most of which are from the neighborhood:

Aunt Sally’s Pralines | Brocato’s | Cafe Degas | Commander’s Palace | Deutsches Haus | Fairgrinds Coffeehouse | Fair Grounds | Fellini’s Café | Katie’s Restaurant Liuzza’s By the Track | Lola’s Restaurant | Mona’s Café | New Orleans Tomato Co. Nonna Mia | Parkway Bakery | Ralph’s on the Park | Rouse’s Supermarket | Ruby Slipper Café | Santa Fe Restaurant | Terranova’s Superette | Toups Meatery 
The tickets are available in advance for $50 online ( or at these merchants:

Terranova Supermarket, 3308 Esplanade Ave
Swirl Wine, 3143 Ponce de Leon

Tickets are also at the door for $60. The money goes toward the continuing improvement of that historic neighborhood and the Pitot House itself, which is a real gem. Faubourg St. John’s projects include the ReBridge Project, Desmare Playground, and the Bayou Children’s Halloween event.




Angelo Brocato Italian Desserts will provide MINI CANOLI and ITALIAN COOKIES
Aunt Sally’s will provide PRALINETTES.
Cafe Degas will provide POULET BASQUAISE
Commander’s Palace will provide GRILLADES and GRITS
Deutsches Haus will provide BRATWURST and KRAUT
Fairgrinds will provide COFFEE
Fair Grounds will provide JAMBALAYA
Fellini’s Cafe will provide HUMMUS and PITA BREAD
Lola’s will provide PAELLA (vegetarian and seafood)
Mona’s will provide DOLMAS (vegetarian and meat)
Nonna Mia will provide DIVINE PORTABELLA
Ralph’s on the Park will provide SESAME SEARED TUNA with GINGER CHILI SOY SAUCE
Ruby Slipper will provide BREAD PUDDING
New Orleans Tomato Company will provide TOMATO BASIL SOUP
Santa Fe will provide SALPICON de MARISCOS (tortilla soup) and SEAFOOD SALAD with ORGANIC GREENS
Terranova’s will provide ITALIAN SAUSAGE
Toups Meatery will provide CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO