B Mac’s challenges the best chefs in football cook-off series

Photo courtesy of B Mac’s via Facebook.

B Mac’s French Quarter Bar & Courtyard has brought its cook-off challenge back, but this time the contest spans the football season.

Instead of having only one cook-off challenge, B Macs announced last month that it will be having one cook-off challenge per month. The first challenge was a red beans cook-off on Sept. 18, but there’s three more you can still participate in.

The next event is is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. with a chili cook-off, followed by a gumbo cook-off on Sunday, Nov. 12 and a Christmas side dish cook-off on Dec. 21.

To participate, all contestants are required to sign up no later than seven days before each event. Winners are announced at halftime for each Saints game.

For more information, call 504-252-2026 or email miamatassa.bmacs@gmail.com.

B Macs is located at 819 St. Louis St. in the French Quarter.

Dishes will be judged 30 minutes before Cook-off (except for Christmas side dish) and winners will be announced at halftime.

VCPORA wants you to take this survey to make North Rampart Street safer

The intersection of North Rampart and St. Ann streets. Photo by Jeff Hitchcock | CC Flickr.

The Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates organization is gathering information from the community on the North Rampart Street corridor in an effort to make the road safer.

Specifically, VCPORA is encouraging people who utilize the street, including pedestrians and cyclists, to take the survey.

Responses to the survey, called the “North Rampart Street Traffic Calming & Infrastructure Improvement Survey,” are due Oct. 4. VCPORA said the responses will be shared with city leaders.

A link to the North Rampart Street survey can be found here. For more information, visit vcpora.org or email info@vcpora.org.

WWOZ is moving out of its French Market location

WWOZ is moving out of its location near the French Market, the radio station announced on Saturday.

The community radio station will hold its last membership drive after 18 years of broadcasting from hits current headquarters in the 1000 block of North Peters Street location.

WWOZ cited renovations to the building due to damage from Hurricane Ida in 2021 as the reason for the move. A new location has not yet been announced.

“We are very grateful to the French Market and the city of New Orleans for providing WWOZ our home for the last 18 years and for their help during the transition,” WWOZ said. “Stay tuned for updates on our new home! We are still working out the final details and will have an exciting special announcement about that soon. Until then, please support the station in our final membership drive here. We’d love to leave on a high note, breaking all previous membership drive records! And, of course, your donations will help us during this vitally important time for our beloved WWOZ! Thank you! Support WWOZ!”

The fall membership drive runs from Sept. 21-29. For more information, visit wwoz.org.

Suspect who fled Barracks Street simple robbery on red bike sought by police, NOPD says

Picture courtesy of the NOPD.

New Orleans Police investigating a Barracks Street simple robbery that occurred last week said they are seeking a suspect who fled the scene on a red bicycle.

The incident occurred Sept. 18 in the 1100 block of Barracks Street, where victims reported being confronted by a suspect who demanded their property before fleeing the scene, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the NOPD’s First District at 504-658-6010 or call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.