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Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First

Posted in Featured, HISTORY, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2017 by katrinafilm

Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First

 

The officers in the First District of the New Orleans Police Department received a special treat courtesy of the Ruby Slipper. The officers had the opportunity to feast on shrimp and grits with biscuits from the Ruby Slipper. Many thanks to The Ruby Slipper for contributing year after year to the Feed the First initiative.

The Ruby Slipper Café is a family-owned & operated business and open to serve diners 363 days a year at five New Orleans locations (Marigny, Mid-City, Canal St., CBD on Magazine St. and Uptown on Magazine St.), as well as locations in Baton Rouge, Pensacola, FL and Orange Beach, AL. The Ruby Slipper Café was inspired by a powerful sense of homecoming when returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and has expanded across the Southern Gulf Region since opening in 2008. The Ruby Slipper Café brings New Orleans flair to southern breakfast standards, brunch classics, fresh lunch dishes and eye-opening cocktails.

The Ruby Slipper Cafe’s mission is to enrich the lives of our guests, employees and owners through superior quality food and beverages, excellent customer service, sales growth and cost controls. We believe that our success depends upon creating and retaining a staff capable of delivering an exceptional dining experience to every customer, every time.

The Ruby Slipper Cafe was founded in May 2008, after Hurricane Katrina devastated our Mid-City neighborhood. In the recovery from that life-changing storm, Erich and Jennifer found an opportunity to turn a blighted corner store into a vibrant gathering place where neighbors could enjoy excellent Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch fare in a casual and inviting atmosphere. The Ruby Slipper Cafe Mid-City (139 S. Cortez St) was an instant success, and by Fall 2009, The Ruby Slipper Cafe was awarded a coveted spot in Brett Anderson’s list of the Top 100 Restaurants, featured in the Times-Picayune Fall 2009 Dining Guide. One of only four breakfast spots featured, we were thankful for this great recognition.

In April 2010, The Ruby Slipper Cafe was reviewed by renowned New Orleans food critic Tom Fitzmorris and awarded Three Stars (“Worth Crossing Town For”), stating that “The menu is as creative as any this side of Brennan’s, and uses excellent fresh ingredients carrying pedigrees you’d find in a gourmet bistro (applewood-smoked bacon, stone-ground grits, and fresh local shrimp, to name three). Particularly good is the restaurant’s use of local flavors not often seen at breakfast. Like pork or duck debris, or bananas Foster.”

In December 2010, Ruby Slipper Cafe Downtown (200 Magazine Street in the CBD) opened and has become a popular destination for tourists, business people and local residents alike. In November 2012, Ruby Slipper Cafe proudly added its Marigny location at 2001 Burgundy Street. This location also is home to the business headquarters. In January 2014, Ruby Slipper Cafe added a second downtown location at 1005 Canal Street in the French Quarter. In July 2015, Ruby Slipper Cafe opened its first location outside of New Orleans, located at 509 Palafox Street in Downtown Pensacola, Florida. In June 2016, Ruby Slipper Café opened its newest location in Orange Beach, Alabama, located at 24151 Perdido Beach Boulevard.

Check out their menu at http://www.therubyslippercafe.net/menus/

Kitchen Produces Liberty

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by katrinafilm

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CRESCENT PIE & SAUSAGE CO.

Liberty’s Kitchen proudly announces a new partnership with Crescent Pie & Sausage Company for
Pop-Up Sunday Brunch at our new location –
300 N. Broad St. next to Whole Foods Market.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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Join Chef Bart and Chef Jeff of Crescent Pie & Sausage Company for our first Pop-Up Brunch Series from 9 am – 2 pm on the following dates:

October 12 
(this weekend!)
November 2
November 23
December 14

Enjoy the autumn weather on our beautiful patio and feast on Louisiana Gulf Shrimp & Grits, Huevos Rancheros,
Smoked Brisket Hash, Market Fresh Veggie Omelets,
and much more!

A portion of all proceeds will benefit Liberty’s Kitchen. No reservations necessary.
For more information, please contact info@libertyskitchen.org or 504-822-4011.

Get Your Liberty on Saturdays, too!

Liberty’s Kitchen is now open EVERY Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, serving tasty breakfast sandwiches, quiche, pastries, and Starbucks coffee drinks.

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PAGODA

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by katrinafilm

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article by Robert Thompson | iPhone photos by Charlie London

Two of our neighbors, Dan E. and Shawna S. have undertaken a small but superior cafe within walking distance of our neighborhood.

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Pagoda Cafe, at the corner of North Dorgenois and Bayou Road, has preserved and revitalized an old neighborhood curiosity – the Chinese Laundry and created a space for sandwiches and salads with some local specialties. These talented two have combined forces to revitalize the little shopping district with their venture, and should bring responsible business practices and healthy food to the area.

One of the awesome offerings is Terranova’s sausage served in a puff pastry. It is worth the trip from anywhere.

It’s a win every time a local business offers alternatives to corporate chains, and I think this is another neighborhood shop that offers us one more option of staying local.

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Receipts at Pagoda are printed from an iPad used to enter your order.

Receipts at Pagoda are printed from an iPad used to enter your order.

FROM EATER NOLA: Seventh Ward: Pagoda Café | 1443 N. Dorgenois | Ian McNulty reports that Tulane architecture professor Dan Etheridge and business partner Shana Sassoon “are developing the space as a counter service breakfast and lunch joint with an espresso bar. All seating will be outside on new covered decks extending from the historic building” that’s only 300 square feet and has a pretty rad pagoda roof.

http://www.pagodacafe.net/

Pagoda Café

Coffee – Breakfast – Lunch
Made with love in the 7th Ward
Takeout and Outdoor Seating
What We Serve


Visit Us

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday. 7am – 4pm

1430 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(Bayou Road and Kerlerec St)
View Map


Contact Us

504-644-4178
pagodanola@gmail.com

IAN McNULTY WROTE ABOUT PAGODA in his October 30, 2013 article…

As the restaurant boom has rolled on, buildings of all description have been converted into new eateries and the dining concepts have grown ever more particular and specific. But even after all we’ve seen lately, two very new, casual additions have managed to turn heads right out of the gate.

One is Pagoda Café (1403 N. Dorgenois St., 504-644-4178; pagodacafe.net), which opened last week in a tiny building along Bayou Road that does indeed look like a pagoda. It was originally built in the 1930s as part of a string of Chinese laundries, though it had sat empty for years as a neglected, idiosyncratic outpost in the Seventh Ward before Tulane University architecture professor Dan Etheridge and business partner Shana Sassoon redeveloped it. They serve a short menu of breakfast tacos, salads and grilled sandwiches (one with Serrano ham, manchego and arugula pesto on Bellegarde Bakery ciabatta hit the spot), and the café doubles as an espresso bar.

The building is scarcely bigger than a food truck, and the open kitchen takes up practically the entire space. Seating is outside on a wrap-around deck and across a narrow yard. It all looks like something you’d find on a beach instead of Bayou Road, and during its first week in business it’s inspired frequent double-takes from passersby. Pagoda Café is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., though hours may expand.

Meanwhile, District Donuts Sliders Brew (2209 Magazine St., 504-570-6945; donutsandsliders.com) opened Uptown this month with a menu focused almost exclusively on the three items spelled out in its name.

Brew in this case is coffee, including cold-brew coffee on tap (a new trend in specialty coffee circles). Peer over the long bar counter and you’ll see mini-burgers sizzling for sliders (there are fried chicken and vegetable versions too). In back, you can also watch pastry chefs making gourmet donuts, the most elaborate of which resemble plated restaurant desserts more than any old donut shop dozen. One has candied thyme set in a maple and Sriracha hot sauce glaze, for instance. Another has spiced almonds, goat cheese and poached pears.

District has turned a one-time clothing boutique into what looks like a post-modern diner, with battered pianos, vintage office equipment and a collage of repurposed lumber all worked into the décor. Hours start early (6 a.m. daily) and run late (midnight on Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. otherwise).

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/features/7411358-171/ian-mcnulty-multiplying-eateries-keep

1st District Fundraiser Draws Capacity Crowd

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by katrinafilm

It was a full house for the August 21, 2012 fundraiser at Cafe Degas for the benefit of the New Orleans Police Department’s 1st District

Through the generosity of Glazer’s, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association and Cafe Degas, thousands were raised to help the 1st District obtain much-needed supplies.

Click on any photo for the full view.

Click on any photo for the full view.

Your Invitation to a Fine Dining Experience

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by katrinafilm

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ABOUT CAFE DEGAS

FRENCH RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR – Best of Dining 2010
The masterpiece of proprietor Jacques Soulas, an artist and a restaurateur, and his friend Jerry Edgar, this creative bistro overlooking Fortier Park and romantic Esplanade Avenue is an authentic French jewel. The openness of the dining room, the intimacy of the bar, a live oak tree rising through the floor and a complete wine list adding pleasure to the French menu have guests looking up from their plates of moules et frites, checking the door to see when Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas will arrive. – T.M.- New Orleans Magazine December 2010

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“Something about Café Degas makes dining there feel as if you’re on vacation. No other restaurant makes it so clear how our food culture is interwoven with France. Time seems to go by more slowly, so you may as well have another glass of wine”.
Tom Fitzmorris, Restaurant Writer, New Orleans City Business

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“In business for 21 years, Cafe Degas has attained the status of a modern-day-neighborhood
institution. Its regulars have come to prize the place as equal parts romantic and practical,
upscale and comfortable” Gambit Weekly

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“… Cafe Degas’ temperature-controlled, practically wall-free dining room allows diners to both experience and appreciate the weather during any month of the year …”
Gambit Weekly – 1st Place Best Outdoor Dining

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“Charming European-style cafe with a delightful feel and creative bistro fare”
Zagat Survey of New Orleans Restaurants

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The semi outdoors deck has tremendous appeal. The big oaks of Esplanade Avenue and the little park across the street make for a delightful and very New Orleans scene… The food here gets better every time I try it. You want to find out straightaway what the day’s specials are; they’re the best food Cafe Degas has to offer.
Tom Fitzmorris, New Orleans City Business

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The service is “Impeccable and helpful. The waitstaff make you feel at home and don’t mind letting you in on their favorites”.
Jason McCann, CitySearch.com

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A pecan tree shoots through a hole in the roof of the porch where we dine. On a windy day, tumbling nuts dance a jig on the tin roof; rain sounds like a concert for drums…. the food woos you…Whether you’re served by David Musson, a limb of the Degas family on his mama’s side, or Jacqueline Guiot, who speaks a curiously understandable French (even if you ne parle pas), the food woos you into a Degas mood. Pate de campagne, duck mousse pate, and creamy vichyssoise emerge from a kitchen the size of a kerchief. Carolanne Griffith-Roberts, Southern Living

Your Invitation to a Fine Dining Experience

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by katrinafilm

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ABOUT CAFE DEGAS

FRENCH RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR – Best of Dining 2010
The masterpiece of proprietor Jacques Soulas, an artist and a restaurateur, and his friend Jerry Edgar, this creative bistro overlooking Fortier Park and romantic Esplanade Avenue is an authentic French jewel. The openness of the dining room, the intimacy of the bar, a live oak tree rising through the floor and a complete wine list adding pleasure to the French menu have guests looking up from their plates of moules et frites, checking the door to see when Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas will arrive. – T.M.- New Orleans Magazine December 2010

***
“Something about Café Degas makes dining there feel as if you’re on vacation. No other restaurant makes it so clear how our food culture is interwoven with France. Time seems to go by more slowly, so you may as well have another glass of wine”.
Tom Fitzmorris, Restaurant Writer, New Orleans City Business

***
“In business for 21 years, Cafe Degas has attained the status of a modern-day-neighborhood
institution. Its regulars have come to prize the place as equal parts romantic and practical,
upscale and comfortable” Gambit Weekly

***
“… Cafe Degas’ temperature-controlled, practically wall-free dining room allows diners to both experience and appreciate the weather during any month of the year …”
Gambit Weekly – 1st Place Best Outdoor Dining

***
“Charming European-style cafe with a delightful feel and creative bistro fare”
Zagat Survey of New Orleans Restaurants

***
The semi outdoors deck has tremendous appeal. The big oaks of Esplanade Avenue and the little park across the street make for a delightful and very New Orleans scene… The food here gets better every time I try it. You want to find out straightaway what the day’s specials are; they’re the best food Cafe Degas has to offer.
Tom Fitzmorris, New Orleans City Business

***
The service is “Impeccable and helpful. The waitstaff make you feel at home and don’t mind letting you in on their favorites”.
Jason McCann, CitySearch.com

***
A pecan tree shoots through a hole in the roof of the porch where we dine. On a windy day, tumbling nuts dance a jig on the tin roof; rain sounds like a concert for drums…. the food woos you…Whether you’re served by David Musson, a limb of the Degas family on his mama’s side, or Jacqueline Guiot, who speaks a curiously understandable French (even if you ne parle pas), the food woos you into a Degas mood. Pate de campagne, duck mousse pate, and creamy vichyssoise emerge from a kitchen the size of a kerchief. Carolanne Griffith-Roberts, Southern Living

Your Invitation to a Fine Dining Experience

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by katrinafilm

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ABOUT CAFE DEGAS

FRENCH RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR – Best of Dining 2010
The masterpiece of proprietor Jacques Soulas, an artist and a restaurateur, and his friend Jerry Edgar, this creative bistro overlooking Fortier Park and romantic Esplanade Avenue is an authentic French jewel. The openness of the dining room, the intimacy of the bar, a live oak tree rising through the floor and a complete wine list adding pleasure to the French menu have guests looking up from their plates of moules et frites, checking the door to see when Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas will arrive. – T.M.- New Orleans Magazine December 2010

***
“Something about Café Degas makes dining there feel as if you’re on vacation. No other restaurant makes it so clear how our food culture is interwoven with France. Time seems to go by more slowly, so you may as well have another glass of wine”.
Tom Fitzmorris, Restaurant Writer, New Orleans City Business

***
“In business for 21 years, Cafe Degas has attained the status of a modern-day-neighborhood
institution. Its regulars have come to prize the place as equal parts romantic and practical,
upscale and comfortable” Gambit Weekly

***
“… Cafe Degas’ temperature-controlled, practically wall-free dining room allows diners to both experience and appreciate the weather during any month of the year …”
Gambit Weekly – 1st Place Best Outdoor Dining

***
“Charming European-style cafe with a delightful feel and creative bistro fare”
Zagat Survey of New Orleans Restaurants

***
The semi outdoors deck has tremendous appeal. The big oaks of Esplanade Avenue and the little park across the street make for a delightful and very New Orleans scene… The food here gets better every time I try it. You want to find out straightaway what the day’s specials are; they’re the best food Cafe Degas has to offer.
Tom Fitzmorris, New Orleans City Business

***
The service is “Impeccable and helpful. The waitstaff make you feel at home and don’t mind letting you in on their favorites”.
Jason McCann, CitySearch.com

***
A pecan tree shoots through a hole in the roof of the porch where we dine. On a windy day, tumbling nuts dance a jig on the tin roof; rain sounds like a concert for drums…. the food woos you…Whether you’re served by David Musson, a limb of the Degas family on his mama’s side, or Jacqueline Guiot, who speaks a curiously understandable French (even if you ne parle pas), the food woos you into a Degas mood. Pate de campagne, duck mousse pate, and creamy vichyssoise emerge from a kitchen the size of a kerchief. Carolanne Griffith-Roberts, Southern Living