4th Annual Bugs & Brew

This Saturday, April 20, will mark the 4th annual Bugs & Brew event, hosted by the Drew Brees Foundation, and featuring 50 teams from around the city competing for the title of best crawfish boil(ers). The event also features a local craft brewing exposition, which will includ free tastings from upcoming breweries and home brewers, as well as great live music from local favorites such as the Honey Island Swamp Band and Papa Grows Funk. Admission is free, but if you want unlimited tastes of the eponymous bugs and brews be sure to snag yourself a Cajun Pass–all you can eat and all you can drink for just $60. You can get passes and more information here.

Satsumas Everywhere!

Satsumas are ripe and delicious! A little green but rip and juicy on the inside…a 15lb box ships for $49 (about 42 pieces per box). Give Isabelle's orchard a call: 888-223-2093. She'll just need credit card information and a box will be on the way! You can also visit Isabelle's Orange Orchard on Facebook or visit the orchard page of our website.

Featured Tour for September 6

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 6, we will be featuring our Post-Katrina city tour! If you are interested in a unique view of New Orleans and truly understanding how Hurricane Katrina affected–and continues to affect–both the people and the city then this is the tour for you. This half-day tour will take you through not only the lower 9th ward and devastated areas of St. Bernard parish, but will also view the infamous 17th street canal breach and discuss our levee and pumping systems. Learn about how the hurricane moved through the city, why there was so much devastation, what we are doing to prevent a future disaster, where the city still needs help recovering, and see how far we have come in the past six years. On this tour we also showcase two of our more famous rebuilding efforts, Brad Pitt’s Make it Right project and the Musicians’ Village. For a truly enlightening view of the city, call us today! (504) 398-0365.

What’s Ripe at Isabelle’s Citrus Farm?

Just starting with the season, our gorgeous limes & key limes are ready! For a 13 Lb gift box, their cost is $ 45., including Fedex Ground shipping. They keep quite a long time in the fridge, too. They can be delivered in New Orleans, minimum 15 Lbs, $2.50/ Lb

In about 3-4 weeks we will start with the Meyer Lemons, then in early October, the Satsumas (large Louisiana’s sweet Mandarines), then Tangerines, then the sweet little Kumquats.

Try a fresh summer treat at Meltdown in the French Quarter. Key lime pie pops made with fresh organic key limes from Isabelle’s Orange Orchard.

Katrina Exhibit in the Louisiana State Museum Opens

Katrina Exhibit in the Louisiana State Museum Opens — You may want to check it out!

Five years after the most devastating Hurricane ever to hit the United States and the massive destruction that followed, an exhibit has opened at the Louisiana State Museum documenting that destruction.

Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond, a $7.5 million, 6,700 square-foot exhibit on the ground floor of the historic Presbytere in the French Quarter's Jackson Square tells the stories of real people caught in the hurricane's wrath. It documents their rescue, recovery, rebuilding and renewal of New Orleans in a way certain to move both those who survived the storms of 2005 and those who watched the events unfold on TV.

The exhibit will be located at The Presbytere on Jackson Square, at the corner of St. Ann and Chartres streets. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. No closing date for the exhibit has been announced.

Admission fees are $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, students and active military. Children under 12 and school groups with reservations are free. Groups with 15 or more get a 20 percent discount; 10% off for AAA members.

For more information, please call 800-568-6968 or visit www.KatrinaAndBeyond.com.