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Brennan's of New Orleans reopens with pomp and flaming bananas Fosters

nola.com — By 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 25), the television vans, with their antennas extended above the French Quarter's roof line, lined up outside Brennan's on Royal Street. Construction crews rushed to take down the chain link fence and power wash the sidewalks. A delivery man from Leidenheimer's stepped out of the kitchen.
Nov 25, 2014

Between punch lines, Edwin Edwards' congressional run a quest for respect s.nola.com/efWh1r via @nolanews #LA06

Nov 25, 2014

Between punch lines, Edwin Edwards' congressional run a quest for respect s.nola.com/efWh1r via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

Between punch lines, @EdwinWEdwards' congressional run a quest for respect s.nola.com/efWh1r via @nolanews @brnola

Nov 25, 2014

Between punch lines, Edwin Edwards' congressional run a quest for respect s.nola.com/efWh1r via @brnola

Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct

nola.com — Results of a third-party audit of the oil spill settlement program released Tuesday (Nov. 25) by claims administrator Patrick Juneau show the settlement program has correctly processed 99.5 percent of claims. The audit concluded the program is "well-designed and appropriate" and made no major recommendations for improvement.
Nov 25, 2014

Audit: Vast majority of BP oil spill claims payments are correct bit.ly/1yUgVUr

St. Augustine, Cyril Crutchfield agree on his exit as head football coach

highschoolsports.nola.com — An agreement has been reached between Cyril Crutchfield and St. Augustine that will result in Crutchfield's departure as head football coach of the Purple Knights. An official announcement of Crutchfield's exit following three years as head coach of the Knights is expected soon and could come by week's end once the sides have signed off on a written agreement, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.

For Brodrick Bunkley's replacement, New Orleans Saints could consider both internal, free-agent options

nola.com — If the New Orleans Saints place Brodrick Bunkley on the injured reserve on Wednesday, they'll have only one internal option to replace him. The Saints could choose to promote rookie defensive lineman Lawrence Virgil from the practice squad to the active roster.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @TheSaintsBeat: If #Saints look internally for Brodrick Bunkley's replacement, just one option on practice squad bit.ly/1FoCPTQ

Nov 25, 2014

If #Saints look internally for Brodrick Bunkley's replacement, just one option on practice squad bit.ly/1FoCPTQ

Federal judge overturns Arkansas' marriage ban

nola.com — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A federal judge struck down Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who had challenged a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, arguing that the ban violated the U.S.

12 New Orleans restaurants serving amazing grilled oysters

nola.com — Tommy Cvitanovich got arguably the best idea of his life from a redfish. "We used to do a redfish dish, redfish on the half-shell, with skin and scale," he said, referring to Drago's, his family's restaurant.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Kat_Terrell: New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has torn quad, report says s.nola.com/wo6mZ4d via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Kat_Terrell: New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has torn quad, report says s.nola.com/wo6mZ4d via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Kat_Terrell: New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has torn quad, report says s.nola.com/wo6mZ4d via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley has torn quad, report says s.nola.com/wo6mZ4d via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

Garret Graves' congressional run follows a career-long political balancing act s.nola.com/qNeT2th via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

Garret Graves' congressional run follows a career-long political balancing act s.nola.com/qNeT2th via @dzsamuels @nolanews @brnola

Nov 25, 2014

Garret Graves' Congressional run follows a career-long political balancing act s.nola.com/qNeT2th via @brnola

Vigil for slain teen in Missouri scheduled at LSU Tuesday night

nola.com — A day after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, community members in Baton Rouge are planning a vigil at 7:30 p.m. at the LSU Greek Amphitheater on Dalrymple Road.

New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan makes 2 big plays, but rues touchdown that got away

nola.com — New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Morgan surged down the sidelines for a 67-yard gain on an end round in the first quarter Monday night in what should have been a resounding start for a breakout game. Instead, Morgan was dragged down at the 2-yard line by a horse-collar tackle.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @TheSaintsBeat: #Saints WR Joe Morgan makes 2 big plays Monday night, but rues touchdown that got away bit.ly/1rdYBXF

Nov 25, 2014

#Saints WR Joe Morgan makes 2 big plays Monday night, but rues touchdown that got away bit.ly/1rdYBXF

Nov 25, 2014

Those enterprising Millennials RT @benestes: Florida students ran high school prostitution ring, police say s.nola.com/eH6r8MZ

Nov 25, 2014

Florida students ran high school prostitution ring, police say s.nola.com/eH6r8MZ via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JeffDuncan_: My column: Ravens loss validates what we already knew -- Saints aren't going anywhere this season: Jeff Duncan s.nola.com/ImtdpYc

Nov 25, 2014

The comment stream on my #Saints column has swelled to a Class 5 rapid this morning... s.nola.com/ImtdpYc

Nov 25, 2014

My column: Ravens loss validates what we already knew -- Saints aren't going anywhere this season: Jeff Duncan s.nola.com/ImtdpYc

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JeffDuncan_: My column ... Ravens loss validates what we already knew -- Saints aren't going anywhere this season: Jeff Duncan s.nola.com/ImtdpYc

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At Brennan's, reopening of historic New Orleans restaurant marked by brass sign's return to facade (video)

nola.com — Brennan's is Brennan's again. On Tuesday (Nov. 25), hours before the first customers arrived, owners Ralph Brennan and Terry White reattached the brass letters that spell "Brennan's" to the historic New Orleans restaurant's pink facade. In May 2013, Brennan and White bought the historic pink building at 417 Royal St.
Nov 25, 2014

Goodness, me: 12 New Orleans restaurants serving amazing grilled oysters s.nola.com/IEeF2qi via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

12 New Orleans restaurants serving amazing grilled oysters s.nola.com/IEeF2qi via @nolanews

Juvenile, Slim and Baby Williams talked turkey Tuesday at Cash Money's 18th annual Thanksgiving charity bird giveaway

nola.com — With some difficulty, two luxury tour buses backed themselves off of Carondelet Street and into the parking lot of the New Home Full Gospel Ministries, in Central City, on a chilly and gray Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Nov 25, 2014

.@juviethegreat says 'Sho Me Love' is "an us song, not a me song", marking his return to YMCMBetc. nola.com/music/index.ss…

Nov 25, 2014

My weekly Dis & Dat column asks the question: What's the best meat shop in Cajun country? s.nola.com/epnybuF via @nolanews

Nov 25, 2014

RT @JeffDuncan_: Asked what #Saints defense needed to do to fix its issues, CB Keenan Lewis: "I don't know, just pray, I guess." ... s.nola.com/epnybuF

Nov 25, 2014

Asked what #Saints defense needed to do to fix its issues, CB Keenan Lewis: "I don't know, just pray, I guess." ... s.nola.com/epnybuF

Nov 25, 2014

Ends with a one-liner. MT @JeffDuncan_: #Saints defense playing like it's 2012: Jeff Duncan's Dis & 'Dat column s.nola.com/epnybuF

Nov 25, 2014

My weekly notes column ... #Saints defense playing like it's 2012: Jeff Duncan's Dis & 'Dat column s.nola.com/epnybuF via @nolanews

Between punch lines, Edwin Edwards' congressional run a quest for respect

nola.com — They were somewhere in Tangipahoa Parish about to head north on Interstate 55 when the craving for something cold kicked in. "Where are the golden globes?" said Edwin Edwards, from the passenger seat of his Cadillac Escalade.
Nov 25, 2014

Complete Streets and a $500,000 police shooting settlement: Tuesday's 5 key Metro Council votes s.nola.com/CXvVGGc via @brnola