Free Mardi Gras Recovery Party at Checkpoint Charlie

Looks like this will be an all day event at Checkpoint Charlie (501 Esplanade). This free event kicks off with a second line at 11:30am and winding down after all 11 bands play.

Bands playing:The Pallbearers, Die Rotzz, Bastard Sons of Marvin Hirsch, Terranova, The Unnaturals, Test Subjects, Makeshift Lover, Secret Assholes, Fat Stupid Ugly People, Hawg Jaw, and Toxic Rott.

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Moulin Vieux presents the Black Hearts Masquerade Ball for Valentine’s Day

Black Hearts Valantine Masquerade Ball

This Valentine’s Day Moulin Vieux invites you to join us for the first time in our new venue for our Black Hearts Masquerade Ball! So put on your evening clothes and get out your snazziest mask because this Mardi Gras Ball is gonna Sex You Up!

Starting at 1am Sunday Night/Monday Morning after the evening parades and going on till well after dawn we’ve got Two Floors of music, dancers, drinking, sexy play, and hot movies! All the fabulous things you’ve come to expect from Moulin Vieux only more and better, more furniture, more play, more sexy fun!

Goodies for all! Prizes for sexiest evening wear! Some masks will be provided but we do recommend you bring your own.

5$ at the Door.
Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur NOLA
Appropriate Attire Suggested, Suggestive Attire Always Appropriate.

Via LiveJournal

Mr. Okra calls bullshit on the French Market

This award winning short documentary takes a look at one of the most colorful characters in the city, Mr. Okra. We follow him around the 9th ward and French Quarter as he shares thoughts on food and life in the city, including the story of his name. Particularly interesting is his take on the modern day French Market. “It’s gone”, he says, referring to the produce and fish markets. As he tours the market shaking his head, you can’t help but agree that it’s gone.


Decatur Street merchants are Best of New Orleans 2009

Lower Decatur businesses were selected by Gambit readers as the Best of New Orleans 2009.

Best Place to Get a Mojito

3. El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant (81 French Market Place, 525-9752)

Best Place to Get a Margarita

2. El Gato Negro Mexican Restaurant (81 French Market Place, 525-9752)

Best Late-Night Dining

3. Angeli on Decatur (1141 Decatur St., 566-0077)

Best Menu for Vegetarians

1. Cafe Bamboo (435 Esplanade Ave., 940-5546) — New Orleans has a rep for being less than accommodating to vegetarians, but since the opening of Bamboo earlier this year there is a new haven for meatless and even vegan feasts. The menu lists conventional vegetable-based dishes, along with an array of “mock meats” made from textured soy products.

Best Antiques Store

2. Greg’s (1209 Decatur St.)

Best Farmers Market

2. French Market

Congratulations guys!

Back to School Extravaganza

This totally slipped under the radar here. I didn’t know anything about it until the music was coming from the Old U.S. Mint.

It’s the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund 1st Annual Back To School Extravaganza. It looks like a good one. School supplies for the kids, Hot Dogs, activities for the kids, and Brass bands. Good times.

It was in the Times-piccayune

The event will be held at the Louisiana State Museum (The Old U.S. Mint) at 400 Esplanade Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. It will feature live performances by: The School Boys, Baby Boyz Brass Band, The Hot 8 Brass Band and McMain High School Marching Band.

Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund 1st Annual Back To School Extravaganza
Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund 1st Annual Back To School Extravaganza
Young Brass band
Young Brass band
Brass at the Mint
Brass at the Mint

Information about Dinerral Shavers and the fund can be found at

Wecome to the neighborhood!

Goth-industrial returns to Lower Decatur Street

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This should make a lot of people happy.

It is my pleasure to announce that as of August 26th, Corrosion will be returning every week to 1135 Decatur. Goth-industrial is coming back to the French Quarter and back to Decatur st. You will find us every Wednesday, and after parties whenever possible, at the Rubyfruit Jungle. The sound and light show is of unprecedented quality, the bar’s so stocked they’ve got daiquiris.

Announced at the Lower Decatur LiveJournal Community. You can always read the latest posts (via RSS) on our sidebar.

Krewe du Vieux den on fire Tuesday.

Krewe du Vieux is the best Mardi Gras parade of the season, and the only parade that rolls on Lower Decatur Street.  They may have suffered a setback for this upcoming season due to a two alarm fire at their den in the bywater.  Information is scant at the moment, but we hope losses were minimal and they can return in their full glory come Carnival season. story here.