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3 Great Steakhouses in Louisiana

What's that one dish that you always search for in the menu when you go out with your loved ones? If the answer is a good, juicy steak, then keep on reading because this article is for you. Below I have put together a list of three amazing steakhouses in Louisiana that are well-known for serving delicious food and are also praised by both travellers and local people, so if you haven't visited any of them, make sure to add them to your list and visit them next time you are in the area.
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After a 2-year hiatus, Gretna Fest is back!

Save the Date! After a 2-year hiatus, Gretna Heritage Festival is back this year from October 7th - 9th. Gretna Fest got its start almost 30 years ago and has continued to grow into a fantastic family event. Each year, Gretna Fest features the best in local, regional and national talent as well as food, arts and crafts.
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Former Saints coach Sean Payton weighs in on Sunday's fight

Former head coach of the New Orleans Saints Sean Payton had a lot to say about the fight that happened during Sunday's game that led to Tampa Bay Buccaneers' wide receiver Mike Evans getting handed a one-game suspension from the league. Evans decided to shove Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore after Lattimore got into an altercation with Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette. The initial cause of the altercation is unknown, but it looks like Tom Brady had words with Lattimore and for some reason, Fournette decided to make it physical. After the fight, officials decided to eject both Lattimore and Evans from the game but as of now, only Evans has been suspended. No word yet on if a fine will be imposed on either player.
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Saints WR Jarvis Landry honored by Lutcher High School

On Friday, September 16th in a pre-game ceremony, Jarvis Landry received the special honor of having #80, his jersey number retired by Lutcher High School. Landry attended Lutcher, LSU and is now a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. While attending Lutcher, he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. During his 3 years playing for the Bulldogs, Landry racked up 241 receptions, 3,902 yards and 50 touchdowns. During his senior year, Landry was considered a five-star recruit according to Rivals.com and he was ranked the 4th best receiver in the country. After graduating from Lutcher, Landry attended LSU playing for 3 seasons under Les Miles. He was named a second team ALL-SEC selection in his junior year. Landry chose to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was drafted in the 2nd round, with the 63rd pick by the Miami Dolphins. Landry played 4 seasons in Miami until he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2018. In March of this year, he was released by the Browns. As a free agent, he was signed by the Saints in May. Landry recently changed his jersey number from #80 to #5, so it looks like he has retired his number as well.
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Saints LB Demario Davis to host 2nd annual Dining for Dreams fundraiser

On Monday, October 10th, Saints linebacker Demario Davis will host his 2nd annual “Dining for Dreams” fundraising dinner. The event will be held at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans and will feature a VIP cocktail reception, followed by a three-course meal. Guests will be served by Demario, some of his teammates as well as local celebrities. There will also be a silent and live auction that will offer guests the opportunity to bid on various items and experiences to support a great cause.
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NOLA x NOLA, New Orleans live music festival is back again this year.

NOLA x NOLA is back again this year!! NOLA x NOLA is a live music festival was established in New Orleans last year, after the cancelation of Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest. It was the first club-based music festival in the country. The festival is a celebration of New Orleans music and culture. It is a unique experience that gives music lovers over 190 options that will happen at 24 different music venues all around the Greater New Orleans area. This year, NOLA x NOLA will take place from September 23rd to October 9th and will feature musical performances by Big Sam's Funky Nation, Hot 8 Brass Band, Jack White, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, Preservation All Stars, Chris Johnson Band, Rebirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Swinging Gypsies, Galactic, Maragni Street Brass Band, Red Bull Street Kings, Phil DeGruy and Funky Pox, Some Like It Hot, The Mixed Nuts, City of Trees Brass Band, Dominick Grillo and the Frenchman Street All Stars, Pocket Chocolate, The New Orleans Axemen, Palmetto Bug Stompers, Cajun Fais Do-Do with Bruce Daigrepont, Russell Baptiste and Friends, Smoking Time Jazz Club, New Orleans Rug Cutters, Secret Six Jazz Band, Bluegrass Pickin' Party, The Boogie Men, TBC Brass Band, Verry Cherry, Eight Dice Cloth, Pat Casey and The New Sound, The Baked Potatoes and Jelly Roll Stompers.
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Saints sign a familiar face, RB Latavius Murray

It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that the New Orleans Saints have signed running back Latavius Murray to their practice squad. Murray is a familiar face in the locker room as he played in New Orleans for 2 seasons, in 2019 and 2020 and ran for 1,293 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was released prior to the 2021 season. Murray most recently played with the Baltimore Ravens last season, where he ran for 501 yards and 6 touchdowns in 14 games. The signing of Murray coincides with the news that running back Alvin Kamara suffered a rib injury late in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. When asked about Kamara's injury, coach Dennis Allen downplayed the seriousness of the issue. Allen said, “I think he’s going to be fine.” Unfortunately, running back Dwayne Washington is currently out due to a hamstring injury so as of now, Mark Ingram and Tony Jones Jr. are the only healthy options at running back on the roster. Since an official injury report will not be released until tomorrow, it is unknown if the signing of Murray was just a move to improve the depth at the running back position or if there is more to Kamara's injury.
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Saints "never quit" attitude gets them the win against the Falcons

It was wild and crazy game in Atlanta, when the Saints defeated the Falcons 27-26 in the 2022 season opener. The Saints did struggle most of the game but found the strength in the fourth quarter to overcome a 16-point deficit, their largest ever to get a win. Dennis Allen and the Saints played with a lot of heart, they never panicked or quit even though the Falcons had a win probability of more than 85% for most of the 2nd half of the game. During the game's final two minutes, at one point that rate increased to 99%. I said it earlier this week that this was a statement game for the Saints, and I think what they were able to accomplish speak volumes about the resiliency and identity of this team.
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Second Harvest Food Bank Host Rubber Duck Derby

On Saturday, September 10th, the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans hosted their annual fundraiser the Rubber Duck Derby. The event started at 12 pm at the Big Lake at City Park, near the boat launch. Each one of the ducks were given a unique number. The ducks were then placed into the lake and raced toward the finish line, with some assistance from the New Orleans Fire Department's hoses. There was a trap at the end that allowed one duck at a time. The top finishing ducks were pulled in order for the prizes. There was a total of 12 prizes including a $1,000 Zuppardo's Family Market gift card, a Big Green Egg Package, Theo's Pizza and Raising Cane's for a year, a Sun bicycle cruiser, diamond pendant and the grand prize was $5,000.
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Saints open the 2022 season against rival Falcons with a lot to prove

The New Orleans Saints will kick off the 2022 season against their NFC South rivals the Atlanta Falcons tomorrow at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. All off-season, there has many discussions about who the Saints are without Sean Payton, and it is time to answer that question. This is statement game that will speak volumes if the Saints bring home a win. On paper, this is an extremely talented team that should be able to easily march into the offseason, if everyone can stay healthy. But like last season proved, anything can happen. After Hurricane Ida, the Saints were forced to relocate for a month and started the season in Jacksonville for a "home game." They lost numerous starters throughout the year due to injuries, including losing QB Jameis Winston for the season, in week 8. The Saints actually set an NFL record by starting a total of 58 different players last season and yet, they still managed to finish the season 9-8 just narrowly missing the playoffs. But with Drew Brees retired and Sean Payton gone, a new era in New Orleans begins tomorrow. The Saints must come out swinging and silence the critics who think they are in "rebuilding mode." I believe what happens tomorrow will set the tone for the rest of the season. The Saints are playing for more than just a win against their division rival. This is their opportunity to prove to everyone that they are the New Orleans Saints and not Sean Payton's Saints.
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