Blogs

Whiskey and Sticks

Both fine cigars and premium whiskey are crafted with a great deal of care and attention; They’re meant to be savored. Aficionados will say partaking in either or both is all about relaxing and taking the time to enjoy all…

Superdome Renovations a Geaux

  Like most Saints fans, I love the Superdome. So I was thrilled this week that after years of discussion, the latest round of renovations to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will kick-off in early 2020. I’m not old enough to have…

No Hair of the Dog Here

New Orleans has a complicated relationship with alcohol. We celebrate historic cocktails like the Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz. We tout our open container laws and create personalized go-cups for birthdays and weddings. That sense of freedom to imbibe is…

Writer’s Gold

Most times I know exactly what I will write about in this blog with very few surprises. Someone sends me an interesting press release, or my editor has a good lead. I know what I’m going to find, because I’m…

Seafood Champion

Catching, cooking and eating seafood is a lifelong passion of Brian Landry, the chef/owner of QED Hospitality, a restaurant operations management group. “For as long as I can remember, on the weekend before Thanksgiving, my relatives on my mother’s side…

Two Anniversaries

Last month, Biz New Orleans Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary and I want to thank everyone for your kind words of congratulations. This month, we take a look at some of the people and news we covered over the past five years,…

Number 9 Dream

  DBU. WRU. LSU has answered to both of these monikers in recent years, and has even made a case for producing some of the nation’s best collegiate running backs. But with talent at the skilled positions, for years, the…

Biz on TV 10-30-19

How much is spent celebrating Halloween and how you can cash in on the holiday craze in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.    

MSY User Guide

The time has finally come. After nearly four years of construction, the new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is opening Wednesday, Nov. 6. All commercial flights will use the new terminal at 1 Terminal…

Art Klub

Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., electric trikes and chariots will be weaving through the streets of the St. Roch neighborhood during the Frightening Fun Parade And Party. It’s free and brought to you by the Art Klub and the…

Biz on TV 10-23-19

Funding for the NOPD is the most expensive departmental expenditure in the City’s annual billion dollar budget. The percentage of New Orleans residents who approve of the NOPD’s job performance in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.    

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A month ago, while working on my column for the November issue of Biz New Orleans, I wrote, “We just can’t seem to stop building hotels.” A week ago, as news of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse began to spread,…

Too Much Too Quickly

  As the CEO of a Susco, a local software development consultancy, I’ve had the privilege of being involved in digital transformation (DX) projects for many clients large and small for almost 20 years. In that time, I’ve assumed many…

Shelbi’s Sassy Treats

When she’s not playing volleyball, doing her homework, watching the Food Network, hanging with friends or performing liturgical dances at her church, Shelbi Varnado is tending to her burgeoning business, Shelbi’s Sassy Treats. Shelbi is a seventh grader at Boyet…

Command Performance

  When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees injured a thumb ligament in his throwing hand early in the second game of the season that would require him to be sidelined for up to eight weeks, the Who Dat? Nation…

Biz on TV 10-16-19

Louisiana high school seniors complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms as a graduation requirement. How students are benefiting from FAFSA and which other states are following suit in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.    

Digging For Dollars

  Who doesn’t want to be Indiana Jones, roaming the world with a cool leather jacket, a whip and a divinely inspired mission to excavate priceless antiquities hidden in situ around the globe. Whether you’re in it for the adventure,…

Halloween Fun, New Orleans-style

  When a city has over 300 years of history, it earns a patina of spookiness even in the brightest sunlight. As I finished that sentence and paused to consider the next, a dish in my sink just shifted against…

Biz on TV 10-9-19

SOWELA in Lake Charles breaks ground on a new Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Building to help keep up with the demand for hospitality jobs statewide in this WWL/ WUPL–TV Biz-Cast.