In a travel piece today, The New York Times takes a look at the state of beer brewed in New Orleans and illustrates how the land of Falstaff, Jax, Regal and Dixie is giving way to Abita, Heiner Brau and NOLA Brewing Company.
Meet Henryk Orlik, a German native who owns and operates Heiner Brau in Covington and who also brews up beers for Zea Rotisserie & Grill and the Big Easy Brewing Co. There's also a trek out to Abita Springs for a tour of the Abita Brewing Co., and the final leg of the journey wraps up back in New Orleans at the new NOLA Brewing Co. on Tchoupitoulas Street.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.