In our house, “where do you want to eat dinner tonight?” is a frequent question and the answer is rarely the same. More recently, “where exactly is dinner going to be tonight?” has been the question on the tip of our tongues. With Taceaux Loceaux’s penchant for moving around the city, the answer to that question changes often.
The Rum House (3128 Magazine St.) moved in place of an old Semolina’s spin off on Magazine. Right in the heart of the Uptown Bourbon street, nestled in with the small stretch of bars that many twenty- and thrity-somethings call home for the weekend. The Rum House presents itself as a “Caribbean taqueria” and delivers on this promise. Continue reading
We know this weekend your focus is going to be on Jazz Fest. But try to carve a little time out of your schedule this Thursday evening for Shop Fest on Magazine Street. Many of your favorite Magazine Street stores will be welcoming visitors with some after-hours shopping, live music, and libations.
After looking through the list of participants, I am thrilled with the opportunity to pop into these stores after work this Thursday. Between wrangling the Beasts and trying to get errands done, weekends fill up pretty quickly for me. I never seem to be able to carve out time for browsing my favorite stores on Magazine these days. By keeping their doors open the extra three to four hours, the members of the Magazine Street Merchants Association have made it possible for me to squeeze some shopping into my already jam-packed weekend. I encourage them to think about doing this more often! Now the challenge is figuring out where to go first…
The sheer number of restaurants to choose from in the city combined with a hefty level of indecisiveness has led to more than its fair share of “discussions” about where to eat dinner with my family and friends. To help minimize these discussions, we’ve adapted various strategies to employ in picking a place to eat or even what to eat.
For me, the old reliable is the coin flip, heads or tails and the choice is made. No one can be at fault for the choice made, plus it provides one last out. If you peek behind your hand to see a head and your heart sinks, you must buck the rules and go with tails. Of course, the coin flip is not without its drawbacks, it requires a coin–which I rarely ever have–and you’ve got to be down to two items.
Another method we use is to have one person rattle off a list of places to each and the other person must pick from the list. This is how we ended up at Bistro Daisy on Saturday. Cupcake provided the list and her parents excitedly picked the one restaurant on the list they hadn’t been to.