Jazzin’ it Up: ‘Nawlins City
Express Adds Spice to the
Shaker Food Scene
Now you can enjoy the flavors of New Orleans
right here in Shaker Heights at ‘Nawlins City
Express, which is open for lunch every Thursday
to Saturday at Lucy’s Sweet Surrender Bakery.
‘Nawlins City Express was founded by
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Jaison Boyd, a
who moved to the
area four years ago,
bringing his dream
of launching a New
restaurant with him.
“I love New
Orleans,” says Boyd.
“I’ve spent a lot of
time there and I
wanted to bring a touch of that city’s spirit here.”
The menu at ‘Nawlins City Express includes
popular Big Easy favorites, like gumbo, shrimp
Creole, red beans and rice, grits, and four
different kinds of po’ boys. And for dessert?
What else but a Café Du Monde-style beignet
with a side of chicory-flavored coffee.
It was Boyd’s search for the perfect French
roll that brought ‘Nawlins City Express to Shaker.
“What makes a great po’ boy is an
authentic, fresh French roll,” explains Boyd. “I
found those rolls at Lucy’s Sweet Surrender.
One day, Mike Lucy’s owner Michael
Feigenbaum and I got to talking and he
suggested I open a pop-up café here.”
New Mural Adds Spark
to Chagrin Boulevard Pocket Park
In celebration of the Centennial of the Shaker Heights Fire Department
(SHFD) and the 10-year anniversary of the construction of the new Fire House,
the City of Shaker Heights hired artist Augusto Bordelois to create a largescale
mural on a brick wall of the building located at 16700 Chagrin Boulevard,
which borders a pocket park.
The mural highlights the connections between the community and the
SHFD and reflects the historical significance of 100 years of firefighting
and emergency service to the residents of Shaker Heights. A committee
of residents and City employees, including members of the SHFD, and a
graduating senior from Shaker Heights High School, Maeve Billings, worked
with the artist to create the mural, which was unveiled at the SHFD Open
House on September 23. Funding for the mural came from individual
donations from residents, and from current and retired firefighters.
Ditch the gym and hit the trail…the Southerly Park multipurpose trail, that
is. The newly repaved trail is the final piece of the refurbishment of Southerly
Park. The park now includes 16 new pieces of state-of-the-art fitness
equipment (see Shaker Life Spring 2017 at http://bit.ly/SL-Spring17) and
the 1.5 mile multipurpose trail. It’s easier than ever to get fit right in your