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Ruby Slipper Kicks in Great Food to Feed the First

Posted in Featured, HISTORY 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/

New Orleans Tomato Company

Posted in Featured, HISTORY with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2013 by katrinafilm

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UPDATE: June 28, 2013. Products from the New Orleans Tomato Company are now available at Swirl on Ponce de Leon right off Esplanade. This should be perfect for all our Faubourg St. John friends. Thanks Beth

tomatocompanyUPDATE: JUNE 22, 2013. By William Mauk–> Hi guys. So here is the grand update. We of course have our new logo, however it is at Lakeside Photo getting digitalized so the sauce we have made now will have the old logo on them. Those labels will arrive Monday. We’ll be making our sauce available for sale starting this Tuesday. I would like to remind people that there are only 9 ingredients in our pasta sauce. Creole tomatoes, caramelized onions, basil, oregano, red wine, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. You will not find a more healthy or better tasting sauce. Back to our update. We found a manufacturing facility so we can move out of our house lol. We are now registered with the FDA, and have sent product to NC university for testing. This will give us our nutrition facts and move us one step towards to grocery stores. Now we’re asking for ideas from our friends. We will continue to cook, and would like our clever friends come up with clever ways for us to sell our sauce… did I mention its delicious, nutritious and for sale starting Tuesday?!
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June 7, 2013
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New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company will be launching their Original Pasta Sauce in July, 2013 once they have bottled 500 units. Their cane sugar ketchup will be released about a month after that and then their salsa and tomato basil soup will be offered in the Fall. New Orleans Tomato Company will be hitting the farmers markets once they’ve completed bottling of their pasta sauce, again which will be available in July. William Mauk is a chef by trade. He has strict sanitation practices in the kitchen, and as an urban farmer, grows enough tomatoes for all these products. Currently, New Orleans Tomato Company gets its tomatoes from Becnel Farms right here in Louisiana. All the herbs are grown by New Orleans Tomato Company.

Stay tuned to FSJNAdotORG for more about the New Orleans Tomato Company.

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New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company

Posted in Featured, HISTORY with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2013 by katrinafilm

tomatocompanyUPDATE: JUNE 22, 2013. By William Mauk–> Hi guys. So here is the grand update. We of course have our new logo, however it is at Lakeside Photo getting digitalized so the sauce we have made now will have the old logo on them. Those labels will arrive Monday. We’ll be making our sauce available for sale starting this Tuesday. I would like to remind people that there are only 9 ingredients in our pasta sauce. Creole tomatoes, caramelized onions, basil, oregano, red wine, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. You will not find a more healthy or better tasting sauce. Back to our update. We found a manufacturing facility so we can move out of our house lol. We are now registered with the FDA, and have sent product to NC university for testing. This will give us our nutrition facts and move us one step towards to grocery stores. Now we’re asking for ideas from our friends. We will continue to cook, and would like our clever friends come up with clever ways for us to sell our sauce… did I mention its delicious, nutritious and for sale starting Tuesday?!
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June 7, 2013
neworleanstomatocompany

New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company will be launching their Original Pasta Sauce in July, 2013 once they have bottled 500 units. Their cane sugar ketchup will be released about a month after that and then their salsa and tomato basil soup will be offered in the Fall. New Orleans Tomato Company will be hitting the farmers markets once they’ve completed bottling of their pasta sauce, again which will be available in July. William Mauk is a chef by trade. He has strict sanitation practices in the kitchen, and as an urban farmer, grows enough tomatoes for all these products. Currently, New Orleans Tomato Company gets its tomatoes from Becnel Farms right here in Louisiana. All the herbs are grown by New Orleans Tomato Company.

Stay tuned to FSJNAdotORG for more about the New Orleans Tomato Company.

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New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company

Posted in Featured, HISTORY with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by katrinafilm

neworleanstomatocompany

New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company will be launching their Original Pasta Sauce in July, 2013 once they have bottled 500 units. Their cane sugar ketchup will be released about a month after that and then their salsa and tomato basil soup will be offered in the Fall. New Orleans Tomato Company will be hitting the farmers markets once they’ve completed bottling of their pasta sauce, again which will be available in July. William Mauk is a chef by trade. He has strict sanitation practices in the kitchen, and as an urban farmer, grows enough tomatoes for all these products. Currently, New Orleans Tomato Company gets its tomatoes from Becnel Farms right here in Louisiana. All the herbs are grown by New Orleans Tomato Company.

Stay tuned to FSJNAdotORG for more about the New Orleans Tomato Company.

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New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company

Posted in Featured, HISTORY with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2013 by katrinafilm

neworleanstomatocompany

New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

New Orleans Tomato Company will be launching their Original Pasta Sauce in July, 2013 once they have bottled 500 units. Their cane sugar ketchup will be released about a month after that and then their salsa and tomato basil soup will be offered in the Fall. New Orleans Tomato Company will be hitting the farmers markets once they’ve completed bottling of their pasta sauce, again which will be available in July. William Mauk is a chef by trade. He has strict sanitation practices in the kitchen, and as an urban farmer, grows enough tomatoes for all these products. Currently, New Orleans Tomato Company gets its tomatoes from Becnel Farms right here in Louisiana. All the herbs are grown by New Orleans Tomato Company.

Stay tuned to FSJNAdotORG for more about the New Orleans Tomato Company.

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New Orleans Tomato Company: Locally Owned, Locally Grown

Inspirational Leader Gets Praise

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2013 by katrinafilm

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Commander Robert Norton

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams

May 25, 2013
Dear Bobby:

For the past six years, you have brought the First District out of its Katrina depression into one of the safest communities in New Orleans. There has never been a problem too small or too large that you could not personally respond. Even though you worked all day, you went to all of our crime walks and whatever other little thing we did.

Every police officer in the First District is professional in appearance and demeanor. It’s no accident that the First District has lower crime statistics than many areas in New Orleans: this condition is the result of a cohesive, professional unit of law enforcement officers. You have been a beacon of hope, kindness, and effective law enforcement for the First District.

Although we can be a fussy, picky group of people, you have always dispatched exactly the right Quality of Life Officer for Faubourg St. John. I know of no one who would hesitate to ask or tell Robert Norton anything. You have always responded to our email complaints and questions, phone calls and conversations graciously and attempted to understand our points of view.

Not long ago, you mobilized this entire community to find an armed robber. As vigilant as we were–and we were extremely observant and communicative with each other– we didn’t find him. But we ceased to be targets of opportunity, were able to relate information in a timely fashion that led to the arrest of others, and never heard from the armed robber again.

When Commander Norton asked for tips, everyone looked everywhere and came up with some tips! Actually, you probably got way too many tips. Still, this incident stands out for me as emblematic of our respect and trust in Robert Norton.

Bobby, you have been a unifying presence in a district that likes to be divided into little neighborhoods! You have taught us that we’re all in this together and have illustrated how far a little teamwork can go. Whenever I talk to neighbors in Esplanade Ridge, Treme, and Fairgrounds Triangle, everyone knows you and speaks fondly of working with you and your department to solve real problems.

Although you are leaving, you have made permanent changes in the police-community relationship in the First District. You will bring the same professional and caring spirit to your new post as you continue to be a change agent wherever you go. I will miss you terribly and want you to know if there’s every anything I can do for you, I would be so happy to do so.

Kindest Regards,

Mona McMahon

Bud's Re-Opening February 9th

Posted in Featured with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by katrinafilm

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Laurence J. Peter

Faubourg St. John neighbor, Shannon McGuire would like you to know the original Bud’s Broiler is reopening its doors FEBRUARY 9, for Endymion Saturday, after completing an extensive renovation.

A fire at the Mid City location last year forced owner Shannon McGuire to close the doors of the restaurant. However, after months of clean up and updating, “We’re back in business,” says McGuire.

Bud’s Broiler was opened in 1952 on City Park Avenue by Alfred “Bud” Saunders. Since then, Bud’s has become a dining main stay. Generations of New Orleanians know Bud’s for its cooking slogan, “High Quality Meat and Glowing Charcoal Make the Difference.”

McGuire stresses this attention to detail has guided the renovation and the reopening. “Bud’s isn’t just about the burgers. It’s about the friendly service and the familiar atmosphere,” says McGuire. “We had to stay true to the restaurant that everyone has come to know and love, so when you walk in before Endymion rolls, you’ll feel at home again.”

With the help of All Dry Water Damage Experts, the restaurant now looks better than ever. If you had a favorite menu order number before, you can stop by February 9, Endymion Saturday, for the reopening at 500 City Park Avenue.

Bud’s Broiler reopens on February 9, 2013 and is located at 500 City Park Avenue in Mid City. For more information, please contact Shannon McGuire at budsbroilercityparkavenue@gmail.com or visit http://www.facebook.com/BudsBroilerNewOrleans

Bud’s Broiler started in 1952 by Alfred “Bud” Saunders, has seven locations across the New Orleans area. Bud’s is known for its butterflied hot dogs and its quarter-pound hamburgers, grilled over charcoal and served on toasted buns. More information on Bud’s Broiler is available on Facebook at Facebook.com/BudsBroilerNewOrleans.

NOLA.com also did a feature on the Bud’s Broiler Re-Opening…
http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/01/buds_broiler_on_city_park_aven.html?fb_action_ids=348531471931627