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Rocky and Carlos reopens after 94 year old founder Rocky Tommaseo passes

Iconic restaurateur Rocky Tommaseo dies

Photo and video from NOLA.com, more on Rocky: Rocky and Carlo’s co-founder dies after fall.

Scene Report: Midnight Streetcar in Chalmette

The scene: An historic crossroads in Chalmette, where St. Bernard Highway meets Paris Road, under the unearthly, Mordor-like glow of the Chalmette Refinery, in a parish where so many ghosts still tiptoe on the fringes of our consciousness: French land barons. West African slaves. Canary Island fishermen. Creole dandies. Kaintuck riflemen. Bloodied British invaders. Sicilian … Continue reading Scene Report: Midnight Streetcar in Chalmette