Monday, August 20, 2007

Dining at Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant

After Katrina, the big question when I returned home was “what’s open?” All over the medians in the area were signs from businesses stating, “we are open.” I generated a list as I drove around checking out was open and what was not.

One place that was open was Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant. It’s a family neighborhood restaurant located at 1001 Live Oak Street (corner at Aztec Avenue) in Bucktown – which is real close to me. As the name of the restaurant says, the menu has seafood and Italian food. Also, there’s an array of poboys and other sandwiches. Over the last couple of years I’ve made my way around the menu. For more info on the menu, location and catering, click on this link: Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant. Below I’ve taken some pictures that will give you a feel for the place.

Here's the Back Room and the Front Room Bar.

These are the specials of the day on a blackboard in the Back Room.

In the Front Room, there is another blackboard listing the specials of the day. Below is a view of the Back Room from up front.

Up front is the Bar.

Front Room At Mr. Ed's

Across from the bar is the Front Room dining area.

And here's are some shots of the restaurant from the waiting area. Folks can play with the toy crane, watch the aquarium or buy something from the tripple candy dispenser.

Mr. Ed's Seafood & Italian Restaurant Parking Lot Views

Here are some outside shots of the front of Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant. There’s a bench outside for folks who are waiting to be picked up. Sometimes the front lot can fill up quickly. ‘Shows you how popular a place it is.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

New Orleans Fiber Artists Inaugural Show Opening Reception on Dirty Linen Night

The New Orleans Fiber Artists (NOFA) is a recently formed organization consisting of artists who work in array of fiber art media. This is NOFA’s very first show. Dutch Alley Artist’s Co-Op and its twenty-two artists provided space for the show and invited NOFA to participate in celebrating the French Quarter art galleries' "Dirty Linen Night." The co-op is located in Dutch Alley where Dumaine Street meets Decatur Street at the Mississippi River in the Historic French Market. So now here are the works of the NOFA artists . . .

Zé daLuz – handspun yarns and Rukiya – dolls and assemblage

Catharine E. Jones – soft sculpture and Ceily Tapplette-Pedescleaux – quilts

Wanda Wiggins – mixed media fabric art

Tracy Thomson – hat and costume design

Kathy Schorr – painted silk

Kathy Schorr – painted silk

Annie Odell – wearable art, Christien Sauer – mixed-media fiber art and Maurice Stockton – collage

Christine Haupert-Wemmer – art quilts

Valerie Wozniak – silk shibori dyeing

So Where is Dutch Alley?

Well to find Dutch Alley, context is needed. OK, Here's a view to the left and right on Decatur. Now go to the next post and proceed past the big "Dirty Linen Night" banner and you're in Dutch Alley. Once you're there you'll see the Dutch Alley Artist's Co-Op.


This plaque states what the building was originally called.

Two days ago I began subscribing to an emergency e-mail service for my parish. On both Friday and Saturday, I received "heat advisories". The information warned about the high temperatures hitting New Orleans. According to WWL Television website, the highs ranged from 101 to 107 across the city on Saturday. It was a good thing we had fans on Saturday night.