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    Chef Phillip Lopez to open Part & Parcel deli in CBD

    Part & Parcel (611 O'Keefe Ave.), a deli from chef Phillip Lopez, will open late fall in the Central Business District.

    Lopez, who co-owns Root and Square Root, says the new spot will act as both a dine in and take-out ?modern delicatessen" with a strong focus on house-made charcuterie. 

    "There will also be healthier options," Lopez says, including salads and soups.

    ?We want to be quick and fast, healthy and fun? and exciting,? Lopez says.?

    Restaurant news: Big Cheezy at Dragon?s Den, plus news at Jack and Jake?s and Balise

    Frenchmen Street's late-night munchie offerings may have met their match. Mid-City's grilled cheese joint The Big Cheezy (422 1/2 S. Broad St., 540-302-2598), is moving into the space at Dragon?s Den (435 Esplanade Ave., 504-940-5546) starting Oct. 1, the owners said. 

    The Broad Street sandwich and tomato soup hawkers are replacing Korean food vendor Seoul Shack, which opened inside the Esplanade Avenue bar last fall.?

    Community Records announces 2015 Block Party music festival
    For its eighth annual music festival, New Orleans-based record label Community Records spreads the wealth over two days on Freret Street. The 2015 Block Party lineup leans heavily on Community's roster, with dreamy riff makers Woozy, punk supergroup All People and pop-punks Donovan Wolfington, among others, filling two bills at Gasa Gasa and Sister in Christ (4920 Freret St.) on Oct. 24-25.

    Woozy, Ratboy, All People, Gnarwhal, Stuck Lucky, Pope and Neat perform 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

    The festival returns 4 p.m.?

    Review: Be a New Orleanian: A Swearing-In Ceremony

    At the beginning of Be a New Orleanian: A Swearing-In Ceremony, Jim Fitzmorris seems angry. He grew up in the city and says that over the years he has participated in countless debates about who is and is not a New Orleanian ? conversations frequently spurred by visitors or newcomers.?

    Free screening of six short documentaries about post-Katrina New Orleans tonight at NOCCA

    New Orleans, Here and Now, an anthology of six short, locally made documentaries about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, will debut tonight, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Lupin Hall in the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres Street. Executive produced by Patricia Clarkson and Scott Bakula, the 10-to-13-minute films range widely in subject matter, from a portrait of To Be Continued Brass Band to Pho Tau Bay's struggles to reopen a restaurant after losing their West Bank lease to Walmart.?

    McDonald?s to offer all-day breakfast starting Oct. 6

    Fans of McDonald?s Egg McMuffins, sausage biscuits and hashbrowns will be happy to hear the fast food chain is rolling out an all-day breakfast menu beginning Oct. 6.

    The company made the announcement Sept. 1, according to the Wall Street Journal. The decision to allow diners nation-wide to order off the breakfast menu past the long-standing 10:30 a.m. cut-off came following a six-month testing period launched under new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook, who took over on March 1.?

    Food photography exhibit opens Sept. 12 at Southern Food and Beverage Museum

    The Photography of Modernist Cuisine opens Sept. 12 at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504- 569-0405).

    The collection includes more than 50 photographs taken by Nathan Myhrvold and the team behind the popular Modernist Cuisine books, which highlight the scientific process behind cooking.?

    Hell Yes Fest comedy festival headliners include Tim Heidecker, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan and more
    The fourth annual Hell Yes Fest comedy festival returns to New Orleans next month with a stacked lineup of stand-up comics, sketch groups, showcases and podcasts featuring national and local performers at venues across town.

    Tim Heidecker will headline one of the festival's first shows at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5.?

    Drunk History will teach us about Louis Armstrong, pirates and bananas

    Drunk History
    's third season premieres tonight, featuring more comedians getting sauced on a couch with their A+ history reports reenacted by other comedians and actors. The first episode goes to New Jersey, and next week it'll go to Miami.

    The show was in New Orleans earlier this year, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, show creator Derek Waters says the New Orleans episode (airing Sept. 15) will explore Louis Armstrong, ?where bananas came from,? and Jean Lafitte, who is played by Game Of Thrones actor (and your next Aquaman) Jason Momoa.

    Recent Twitter user David Simon will also join the show ? an episode Waters' says will cover "journalism" goes to Baltimore where Simon gets drunk and eats crabs.

    Drunk History airs 9:30 p.m.?

    Brewsday Tuesday: Where to find deals on beer

    Now that summer vacations are over, it?s time for some belt tightening. But it?s hard to give up one of the best things in life: beer.?

    The New Orleans Exercist: I?m thrilled

    Each week this summer, the New Orleans Exercist brings you a curated list of opportunities to drink at yoga class. Break out those $200 leggings and make it count!?

    Rock-n-Sake gets a new look by Kat Stromquist At Rock-n-Sake (823 Fulton St., 504-581-7253;, the sushi restaurant known for its inventive rolls and pulsing, clubby ambience on Saturday nights, co-owner Tisbee Dantin knows a thing or two about space. Though the Warehouse District dining room retains some of its original industrial parameters, a recent refresh adds light and color.?

    Stage Events (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2015)
    Walking to New OrleansThu.-Sun. Sept. 3-6 | The musical show featuring Al "Lil Fats" Jackson and Shamarr Allen dramatizes the musical collaboration of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, who produced a string of R&B hits in the 1950s.?

    Live Music Events (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 1012)
    ZZ WardTue. Sept. 1 | Singer-songwriter Zsuzsanna Eva Ward dusts off old-school R&B for her contemporary pop and big bluesy vocals on her latest EP, Love and War, out last week on Hollywood Records, featuring the bouncy, radio-friendly dumb-in-love pop of the single "Love 3X."?

    Events (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2015)
    Louisiana Seafood FestivalFri.-Sun. Sept. 4-6 | The festival features an array of seafood from local restaurants and food trucks and music by Starship, Marc Broussard, Little River Band, John Boutte, Mia Borders, Bonerama, Jon Cleary and others.?

    Food & Drink Events (Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2015)
    Sept 2Meet the Saints luncheonNoon WednesdayCelestin Ballroom, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 561-1234www.tdcno.comThe Touchdown Club of New Orleans' annual luncheon features sportscaster Jim Henderson introducing New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and all members of the team. Amanda Shaw sings the national anthem.?

    Review: Flowers in the Attic
    by Tyler Gillespie Corrine is estranged from her parents because she married her half-uncle. After he dies suddenly, she decides to return to her wealthy parents' home but learns that her dying father has written her out of his will.?

    Bouquets & Brickbats
    They get what they deserve The Deep South Center for Environmental Justiceat Dillard University was awarded $10.5 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to help train people working with asbestos, lead and hazardous waste. The award was one of 10 given nationally and will last through July 2020.?

    Gambit?s Pets
    Touring the new LA/SPCA facility; and a resource guide for New Orleans animal shelters Give Me ShelterLouisiana SPCA has a bigger, better home Animal HousesLocal shelters, rescue groups and adoption services?

    17 South Louisiana animal shelters and rescue centers where you can adopt your next pet
    Local shelters, rescue groups and adoption services by Katie Walenter Animal Rescue New Orleans271 Plauche St., Elmwood, (504) 571-1900;  Adoption hours: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. dailyAdoption fees are $100 for cats and $150 for dogs and include spaying or neutering, shots, microchipping, combo testing for cats and heartworm treatment if necessary. Donations of dry dog and cat food, plastic grocery bags and newspapers are needed.?

    Give Me Shelter: Louisiana SPCA has a bigger, better home
    by Della Hasselle It's easy to tell that Goose is a social kitten. Upon meeting him, the black and white domestic shorthair mix prances up and playfully bats his paw between the bars of his crate.?

    New Orleans has a glut of lavish downtown theaters, spurred by tax incentives
    by Matt Brennan Since the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts reopened in 2009, the Joy Theater, the Civic Theatre, the Saenger Theatre, the Carver Theater and now the Orpheum Theater all have reopened, and the Loew's State Palace is in the midst of a 10-year, $20 million renovation ? all spurred by generous tax incentives for historic restorations and live performance infrastructure. ??A study commissioned by the Office of Enter-tainment Industry Development (OEID) earlier this year found that certified in-state spending for live performance infrastructure amounted to $47.5 million in 2014, against $11.9 million in tax subsidies.?

    The Orpheum Theater, one of New Orleans? classic stages, reopens in style
    After 10 years, a grand revival of one of New Orleans? classic theaters by Matt Brennan "I call this the ghost room." ?That's how sixth-grader Mary Grace von Kurnatowski, scaling a metal stepladder, introduces the second-floor mezzanine of the refurbished Orpheum Theater.?

    Preview: The NOLA Project?s Marie Antoinette
    The theater company serves up the regional premiere of David Adjmi?s play about the French queen by Will Coviello In late spring, Cecile Monteyne carted around a biography of Marie Antoinette while on her honeymoon in France, and says she couldn't help but notice that the notorious queen still has appeal. ??"You'd see books like Have Tea With Marie, and cookbooks and keychains and soap and pins with little busts and jewelry with her," she says.?

    13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc
    Marlborough, New Zealand by Brenda Maitland Retail $12-$13 The name 13 Celsius denotes the proper serving temperature (56 degrees Fahrenheit) for this wine, and the high-tech label changes color when the wine in the bottle reaches it.?