Friday, July 1, 2011

Raise a pint for D.B.A.'s Ray Deter, who passes on this weekend
~Respects: The Avenue Pub

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway refuses to relinquish 'world's longest bridge' title to China
~"Bunch of wannabes,'' Causeway General Manager (and obvious Nola Whodat) Carlton Dufrechou said. Dufrechou allows that the Jiaozhou Bridge, which like the Causeway will eventually charge a toll, is a "beautiful bridge,'' and that it does indeed measure 26 miles. But that's "cumulative roadbed length" -- in other words, the total length of the span. And some of that length comes courtesy of a curve in the bridge. The total over-water length for Jiaozhou is around 16 miles, he said. Respectable. Even impressive. But, Dufrechou said, not quite Causeway material, which has its nearly 24 miles all over water. "Over water? It's still the Causeway by a long shot,'' he said, calling the reports out of China nothing short of "propaganda.''

Mayor Landrieu: city hitting some goals, needs to do better elsewhere ~Chris Miller, WWL

St. Charles line to get shelter at Carrollton and Claiborne terminus!!
~Hat Tweet @

Blight-fighting projects are awarded $1.5 million in grants

BP does George Orwell proud…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Army Corps: St. Louis-area rivers manageable

David Simon Loves New Orleans Too Much to Make 'Treme' Interesting
~Dave Thier, The Atlantic

~Hat Tweet @ the Pun~In reply I don't care for the show either, but Simon got the main character right: New Orleans Music. Thier missed that. cont>
~> aaand, Simon showed the nuts to include writers --not tokens-- for this deeply personal story.

2011 Maafa Commemoration of the slave trade is Saturday
~Kandace Graves, Gambit

Moss - Original oil painting by Rex Dingler
~Editilla Crowtellas~ We so love this artist's work, both on and off the canvas, that at least one piece (and probably more) will grace the unveiling of Editilla's House of Piety. Everyone has their story of when they spotted Nola Rising in those dark days of The Line after The Flood. I can't tell mine. But, I will say that whenever I looked up there Nola hung, pulling me through it all.

Mailing it in: The New Orleans Dining Scene in 2011
~He Said/She Said NOLA

Ste. Marie, restaurant in New Orleans' CBD, rates Three Beans
~Brett Anderson

The swingers convention is coming to New Orleans~Lauren Laborde

Baton Rouge Beer Fest Tomorrow!

Young Brass - TBC Performing Saturday at Essence Fest
~Big Red Cotton

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