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Portside Lounge Storms Into Central City

Ooh Pooh Pah Doo bar shutters in Treme; and more top dining intel

  • Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades St., New Orleans), the Caribbean drink and tiki bar, opened its doors in Central City at the beginning of the month, reports Todd Price of The new bar is located in the space formerly occupied by the Black Label Ice House.
  • Following a $600,000 makeover and the addition of a sister bar in Key West for Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar (701 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans), Kirkendoll Management announced that Crescent Bank & Trust chairman and CEO Gary Solomon Sr. has been added as a strategic partner, reports New Orleans City Business. The firm also owns the licenses to a bunch of strip clubs.
  • ‘Tis the season for Hurricane cocktails. Skip the powdered premix, slip into something comfortable, and mix a fresh one after reading the story behind the drink with Wayne Curtis, courtesy of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
  • Treme hot spot Ooh Pooh Pah Doo (1931 Orleans Ave, New Orleans) has closed its doors after falling several months behind on rent, reports WWLTV. The owner of Ooh Pooh Pah Doo blames it on gentrification though. The bar was highly popular during the three and a half years it was open.

Portside Lounge

3000 Dryades Street, New Orleans,

Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar & Restaurant

701 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504 523 8995