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Friday, October 02, 2015

New Orleans chef Gunter Preuss, wife Evelyn open home kitchen for tour



Although Gunter Preuss is well-known as a chef, wife Evelyn wears the apron at home.
“I just like to cook. No matter what kind of day I’ve had, I like being in my kitchen and looking out into the courtyard while I prepare dinner,” Evelyn said.
Together, Gunter and Evelyn Preuss will welcome guests to their kitchen from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, during “Cirque de Cuisine,” a French Quarter kitchen tour to benefit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
The couple’s kitchen on Gov. Nicholls Street is one of eight in the Vieux CarrĂ© that will be on display and where complimentary refreshments will be served.

This Weekend: Slash, Bona Fide Blues Festival, Best Memphis Burger

This Weekend: Slash, Bona Fide Blues Festival, Best Memphis Burger: This weekend kicks off what some of us are calling the Best Memphis Concert Week Ever, with shows like John Prine and Jason Isbell on Saturday at the Orpheum (sold out) and Hank Williams Jr. at the BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove. While you wait for next week's big shows (Foo Fighters! Rhiannon Giddens! Run the Jewels!), here is some of what else is going on this weekend. Recommendations courtesy of our GoMemphis writers and editors. You can also listen to Go Memphis staffers discuss some of these events and more on this week's Go Memphis Podcast.

Beyond the Quarter: The Perfect Day in New Orleans – Intelligent Travel

Beyond the Quarter: The Perfect Day in New Orleans – Intelligent Travel: The 21st century granted two of�New Orleans‘ historic 19th-century working-class neighborhoods a new lease on life.

Located downriver from the French Quarter and filled with Creole architecture, the Faubourg Marigny and Bywater’s grace-and-grit attracted artists, gays, and iconoclasts fond of doing things their own way. (Case in point: the local Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus‘s�sci-fi-themed Mardi Gras parade.)

My prescription for the perfect day along the Mississip:
Press Street Station: Begin the day with a plate of eggs, toast, creamy grits, coconut pancakes, and slow drip coffee at a new bistro that’s part of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA).

� Friday, October 2 Food & Drink Specials in Oxford, Mississippi plus Entertainment

� TLV Daily Dispatch…Friday, October 2 Food & Drink Specials in Oxford, Mississippi plus Entertainment

As Tampa Bay housing market recovers, not all homes are increasing in value | Tampa Bay Times

As Tampa Bay housing market recovers, not all homes are increasing in value | Tampa Bay Times: Despite a continuing recovery in the housing market, 18 percent of all Tampa Bay homes lost value between August of 2014 and this past August, according to the real estate data collector Zillow. In some areas, including Dade City and eastern Hillsborough County, more than 30 percent of homes were worth less this summer than they were a year ago.

R.I. millennials struggle in housing market - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI

R.I. millennials struggle in housing market - News - providencejournal.com - Providence, RI: Rhode Island's millennials, young adults ages 18 to 34, are delaying forming households, a trend that "could have implications for the future of the housing market in Rhode Island," according to HousingWorks RI.
Millennials "are forming far fewer households than their peer age group did in 2000," HousingWorks reported as part of its 2015 Housing Fact Book, an annual analysis of housing affordability. Only 28 percent of millennials are heading households, down from 41 percent of this cohort in 2000.
Income could be one reason for this trend. The median personal income for millennials in Rhode Island, $14,509 in a recent U.S. Census Bureau estimate, is much too low to rent affordably even the average-priced one-bedroom apartment ($928 a month in 2014) in Rhode Island, the report noted. Affordable means not spending more than 30 percent of income on housing costs.

Maple Street Book Shop to close at end of 2015


Maple Street Book Shop owner Gladin Scott announced the store will close at the end of 2015.

"With dwindling sales, it's tough to keep open a bookshop that isn't self-sustaining," he said.

Scott said changing technology contributed to the difficulties of keeping the shop open.

"I think technology has changed the way people read and buy books," he said.

Scott became a manager of the bookshop in 2008 and purchased it in 2013. He was a long time customer of the shop.

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2015/10/01/maple-street-book-shop-to-close-at-end-of-2015

Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Oct. 3 - GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

Art Market returns to Gulf Shores on Oct. 3 - GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News: Great fall weather is expected Saturday for the Waterway Village Art Market, presented by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores.
Original art in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic and mixed media will be on display by local and regional artists. In addition, visitors will find pottery, jewelry, metal and wood art.
Children can enjoy hands-on art activities including acrylic painting, a graffiti wall and face painting.
Visitors are invited to browse the art, while listening to live musical entertainment by Destiny Brown, Chris Stephens and Brad Pethel. Rio Barlow and her students of the Coastal Ballet Company will present a special program beginning at Noon.

Why you should visit the Gulf Coast in the fall | AL.com

Why you should visit the Gulf Coast in the fall | AL.com: Here in Birmingham, we love our beach vacations. Heading down to Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or the Florida panhandle is a routine part of our summers. But with hot temperatures and growing crowds, there could be a better time to go – and that time is the fall. Here's why:

Fewer people and lower prices

There's nothing worse than fighting for a prime spot on the beach in July and having someone set up their tent right in front of you. And waiting two hours to be seated at a restaurant is never fun, either. With school back in session, it's harder for families to get away for a week. Luckily for empty-nesters or those with a more flexible schedule, the beaches clear out significantly come September. Restaurant wait times decrease, it's easier to have your own space on the beach, and most importantly, prices drop. The prices on condos and beach rentals vary drastically between season and off-season. Just waiting even one weekend past Labor Day can save you big bucks.