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Live Music in Downtown Covington This Week

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Downtown Covington is known for live music during special

events like the St. Tammany Art Association’s Fall & Spring

For Art, plus Rockin’ the Rails, the free concerts at the

Covington Trailhead. Covington is also becoming a staple

for music all the time with several spots in town featuring

live, regional musicians throughout the week.

The Columbia Street Tap Room is open for lunch & dinner and

features live music on the weekends. Columbia Street Rock

n Blues Cafe is open for lunch Wed. – Sat. with weekly

specials that include Taco Tuesdays, Wiener Wednesdays and

Steak Night on Thursdays. Friday night is Ladies Night

with DJ Dizzi, The Topcats play Saturday.

Wharton’s Green Room is a live music venue featuring craft

cocktail service. Open Mic takes place Wednesdays, an Open

Blues Jam on Thursdays, live music Fridays, Killahouse on

Saturdays and Karaoke on Sundays. This Friday, see Calvin

Johnson & Chapter Soul.

The Covington Brewhouse features a monthly Singer

Songwriter Night every third Thursday with musicians from

across the northshore area, featuring members of the

Northshore Singer Songwriters Group. The Covington

Brewhouse is open Thursday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Saturdays feature free brewery tours with extended hours,

11:00 a.m. To 9 p.m. Sunday hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Visit for more information.

St. John’s Coffeehouse is open 7 days a week. They feature

an open mic every third Sunday of the month with live music

on occasional Saturdays. Keenan Knight performs this

Saturday, January 13, 2018.

LOLA Restaurant features Simple Southern Fare with full bar

service, wine selection and craft cocktails. Chefs Keith

and Nealy Frentz combine fine dining and comfort food in

this Covington gem, located in the old train depot. Live

music with Timothy Gates Thursday evenings in Jan.

The English Tea Room & Eatery features live music during

lunch on Thursdays and Fridays. Glyn Bailey performs his

British-inspired set of traditionals and popular tunes.

Fridays showcase classically trained Judy Seghers with

traditional and popular Harp music. The English Tea Room &

Eatery is located at 734 E. Rutland Street. Monday thru

Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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June Events at the English Tea Room

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On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s birthday with an Iced Queen Elizabeth or a Windsor Castle Tea.  It’s a Birthday Celebration Fit For a Queen!
Call to book your reservations today. | 985.898.3988  Reservations are prepaid, all event sales are final.

Join the English Tea Room & Eatery for A Tour of the Colonies:  India.  Explore the Indian culture & traditions while tasting exotic Indian cuisine & teas.
$35 per person pre-paid; 4 course meal with tea pairings;
Musical entertainment;  Indian attire welcome!

Reservations are pre-paid; all events sales are final.
Call today to book your reservations!    985-898-3988
The English Tea Room & Eatery is located at 734 East Rutland Street, at the corner of Rutland & Florida.

The English Tea Room & Eatery is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  The full menu is available all day long with over 200 loose leaf teas to choose from.  The English Tea Room & Eatery carries unique and hard to find accessories for the tea enthusiast.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at the English Tea Room

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Toast Mom with tea at the English Tea Room & Eatery’s traditional Mother’s Day Brunch!  Special Brunch Menu, Mother’s Day High Tea Service (25$ per person) and a flower for each Mother.  Call to book your reservations today.         985-898-3988

The English Tea Room & Eatery is located on the corner of Rutland St. and N. Florida St., just a block from the antique stores on Lee Lane and one block from the art galleries on Columbia St.  Ample parking is available.

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St. Patrick’s Parade & Celebration

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On Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12pm, The Covington Celtic Club will hold its inaugural St. Patrick’s Parade and Celebration throughout historic downtown Covington. After cancelling due to the March Flood last year, the marching krewe is excited to debut its parade in 2017.

The parade will begin at the Columbia Street Taproom, turn onto Gibson St., head down Lee Lane and then onto Rutland St., ending at Jewel’s Cigar & Briar, on the corner of Rutland and New Hampshire Streets.  A block party will then take place featuring food, drinks and live music.  St. Kilda Celtic band begins at 1pm, followed by bagpipers, and the Northshore Performing Arts Society.  The Abita Blues Band is set to round out the celebration!

Several businesses along the route are having their own mini-parade watch parties, including Meribo on Lee Lane and The English Tea Room & Eatery on Rutland Street.  In addition to the CCC marchers handing out traditional paper flowers, the parade itself includes a lineup of Irish wolfhounds, bagpipers, Irih dancers, British cars, the St. Paul’s Marching band, Covington Fire Department marchers (in kilts!), The Fools of Misrule and their float, Grand Marshall Tom Fitzmorris, Mayor Mike Cooper, Northlake Performing Arts Society, The Covington Bicycle Club, and more!
Cody Ludwig, president of CCC, who is heading the effort to bring a festive, family-friendly St. Patrick’s celebration to the Northshore community along with her husband Nick Ludwig, explains:  “Both of us have Irish blood in our veins… but it was Nick’s great-grandfather, John J. Sheahan, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Chairman from 1939-1958, who inspired us to bring such a wonderful celebration steeped in tradition to Covington.”

Harry Truman, Thomas Dewey & John Sheahan at the St. Patrick’s Parade, 1948. Acme Press

Mr. Sheahan was one of the 250-year- old parade’s longest serving chairmen and most notable for bringing the first sitting U.S. President to the NYC St. Patrick’s Parade, Harry S. Truman, in 1948.  Today, the Ludwigs are thrilled to help spearhead the organization of the Covington parade and therefore the Covington Celtic Club.  Each year, in mid-March, millions of the Irish, both native and by descent, come together with friends of all ancestries celebrate Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick… CCC looks forward to bringing that time-honored tradition to historic downtown Covington!  For more information, call 985-373-0623.  See the flyer below for more details!

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58th Annual Lions Club Parade Mardi Gras Day

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On “Fat” Tuesday, February 28th head to a fun, family finale of “Carnival in Covington 2017” festivities!  Revelers can expect an enhanced and heightened Lions Club Parade, thanks to the energies of Club members and community volunteers who have joined together to uplift and enrich the concluding day of the season in Covington.  Carnival in Covington encompasses the entire Mardi Gras season, officially launched this year by Covington’s own Twelfth Night Marching Club – the St. John Fools of Misrule.  This festive stroll through our historic downtown by the ornately costumed “Fools” sparks the City’s Mardi Gras festivities to follow suit in revelry!

Our local schools and students spend months practicing in preparation for parade day.  “Dancescape Divas & Dudes” have been performing in the Olympia parade and entertaining parade-goers for the past four years.  Artistic director Jessica Boudreau and assistant director Rebecca Boudreau, owners and operators of Dancescape Studios, spend hundreds of hours choreographing routines, designing costumes and expanding their studio rehearsals to include parade marching practice.

Led by 2017 Honorary Grand Marshal – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Lions Club Parade highlights embrace marchers, motor units and skillfully drawn, crafted and hand-painted float enrichments.

Celebrity guest riders include Saints Superfans:  “Saints Joker”, “Dat Fireman”, “Ye Olde Helmet Guy”, and “Mack the Quack”.  Businesses and non-profits were encouraged to join the parade this year and you’ll see quite a few represented including the English Tea Room, Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs, and James Storehouse.

A significant “face-lift” will be visible in the floats this year.  Through contacts made by Committee members, New Orleans artist, Jared Osterhold, has designed, created props, and led volunteers in hand-painting of the parade floats.  Jared started working in the Mardi Gras business in high school – painting floats and sculpting props – and continued in this off and on for a few years.  His props have appeared on NCIS: New Orleans.  He has illustrated over twenty books for publishers such as Simon & Schuster, for the acclaimed “Olivia” series, and McGraw Hill.  He maintains a steady freelance client list for various illustration and design work.

“The Parade Committee has worked hard to bring the citizens of Covington and the surrounding areas a fresh and enhanced parade, with a New Look, New Life and New Excitement.  Our hope is to make Covington a Carnival Day alternative destination,” Covington City Councilman Larry Rolling, Parade Committee Chairman.  The Lions Club Parade starts at 10:00 a.m., and follows the traditional Covington parade route (map available on, back of page &!).

But it doesn’t end there – the high spirits of “Carnival in Covington” ignite at the Covington Trailhead immediately following, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., 419 North New Hampshire Street, where all parade-goers are invited to gather with family and friends to continue the merriment, enjoy music, face painting and craft activities for the children’s amusement.  A presentation of float, antique car, and dance team awards will also take place, plus food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Whether or not you’ve been to Covington on Mardi Gras Day before, join us on February 28th, as a refreshing “Fat” Tuesday awaits you, and start your family’s “Carnival in Covington” tradition this year!

For Additional Information:
Larry Rolling, Parade Committee Chairman
City Councilman Dist. D

Mardi Gras Day in Covington  After the parade, some of the businesses downtown will be open, including The English Tea Room & Eatery, The Green Room and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.  Keep up with what’s happening downtown at



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Treat Your Valentine to the English Tea Room

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The English Tea Room & Eatery is featuring a Valentine’s High Tea from February 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  On Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, Feb. 14), Valentine’s High Tea includes a long stem Rose and live music with Love songs by world renown Glynn Bailey from 12 – 2 p.m.
The English Tea Room & Eatery is open Sunday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Brunch, Lunch and Valentine’s High Tea, including a long stem rose with purchase of a Valentine’s High Tea on that day.  Reservations are highly recommended.                             985-898-3988


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Keep It Local!

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Keep It Local in Historic Downtown Covington for unique and personalized gifts this shopping season.  From hand carved figurines at Roy’s Knife & Archery to hand made jewelry at Shop Soul Boutique, a selection of 200 loose teas at The English Tea Room & Eatery or a wall to wall selection of eclectic gifts at Zita’s, Covington is home to a great variety of friendly retailers.
Columbia Street shopping features clothing and shoes for women and children (The Olive Patch, Shouffle, Columbia Street Mercantile), hardware/outdoor gear, art supplies (H.J. Smith & Sons, Roy’s Knife & Archery, Mo’s Art Supply), plus the dining!  Gift certificates are available at most of your favorite restaurants, share the love.
Lee Lane once again presents “Christmas in the Country,” beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing every Saturday through December, featuring shopping, food and fun!  Look for live music, refreshments, sales, and more.  All the shops will be beautifully decorated and aglow with the warmth of the holidays.


Covington Weekly is thankful for our great advertisers that span retail, professional services, restaurants, clubs and more.  Be sure to visit them this holiday season and support them, because they are the heart of our town.
The English Tea Room & Eatery, Rosemary’s Closet and Brooks’ Bike Shop are a few of our longstanding business partners, don’t miss the Tea Room’s sale, a couple of columns over!  The Green Room and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe consistently bring some of the best live music and entertainment to the downtown area, and Rock N Blues is open for lunch Wednesday through Saturday.  Jewel’s Cigar and Briar is a great stop for conversation and more, now featuring specials on Rocky Patel lighters.


Many of our local businesses offer Gift Certificates as well. This holiday season, give the gift of pizza by purchasing a Colonna’s Pizzeria Gift Certificate for that pizza lover on your list.  It also makes a good gift for yourself after a long day of shopping!

Our Place Studio is offering some great holiday specials for those looking to get an early start on their New Year’s Resolutions.

Zita’s in Covington, and now in Mandeville, will give 10% off purchases with the coupon on the back of the page.  Go paperless!  Bring the picture in on your phone also!



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The English Tea Room Announces Retail Sale

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The English Tea Room & Eatery announces a Holiday Shop Local Sale* featuring 10% – 30% off all retail items and loose teas, beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, and ending Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  With a beautiful selection of Gift Baskets, Tea Sets, Pots, accessories and over 200 loose teas, the English Tea Room & Eatery is your place for all things tea.  Lunches feature live music through the week!  *Sale does not apply to menu/food items.       985-898-3988


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Last Chance For Austin Powers Dinner at Tea Room

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img_5811There are a few reservations available for Austin Powers Night this Friday at the English Tea Room & Eatery.  Be a Cool Cat and check out the Groovy 4-course line up and Ab Fab surprises in store for this Shag–A–Delic Dinner based on the International Man of Mystery.  Costume is encouraged but not required, and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.  Join the English Tea Room & Eatery for a fun and wacky night, baby!

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Art For Cats’ Sake at English Tea Room

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Art For Cats’ Sake will host a high tea at The English Tea Room & Eatery to benefit cats and raise money to find cures for feline diseases.  Find them on Facebook!  A limited number of tickets are available at $42.00 each.  Visit to make your reservation, reserve now and take home a tea cup!  Enjoy a petite Windsor High Tea on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2 p.m. To 4 p.m. At the English Tea Room.  Win fabulous Door Prizes, participate in a cat triva contest, shop cat-themed art and jewelry, plus a Silent Auction!  The English Tea Room & Eatery is open Mon. – Sat.  from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m. With over 200 loose leaf teas!  Call 985-898-3988 or visit

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Reservations Available For Shakespeare Dinner at the English Tea Room & Eatery

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To tea or not to tea…that is the question… The English Tea Room & Eatery’s annual Shakespeare dinner is just around the corner! Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist, Shakespeare is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”.

Join the fun for live entertainment from Shakespearean thespians! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Gift cards will be awarded to best dressed! The themed dinners always sell out quickly, so book early!

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This event takes place Friday, August 19, 2016, from 7 p.m. To 9 p.m. Reservations are $35/person in advance. Call 985-898-3988 or visit


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The English Tea Room & Eatery Hosts a Murder Mystery Night Benefit For Playmakers Theater

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etr murder mystery-page-001The English Tea Room & Eatery presents a “Murder Mystery Dinner” coordinated by and for the benefit of the Playmakers Theater Group. All proceeds go to Playmakers to help them with repairs from flood damage. Five courses, $40 per person/prepaid, accompanying teas with each course.  This Event is Sold Out at this time, please visit to stay updated on upcoming events.  The English Tea Room’s evening events have been selling out as soon as they are announced, so be sure to follow them on Facebook also!

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Did you know that June is National Iced Tea Month? The English Tea Room & Eatery has over 200 teas that may be served hot or iced, what better way to celebrated National Iced Tea Month! Settle in with your favorite cool tea on a hot summer day in a relaxed but active setting.  Enjoy Live Music five days a week during lunch (noon – 2 p.m. ) at the English Tea Room & Eatery.  The English Tea Room is closed for the 4th of July, have a safe holiday!



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Gift Certificates and Retail Shopping Available for Mother’s Day at the English Tea Room & Eatery

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The English Tea Room & Eatery is sold out for Mother’s Day, but they still have plenty of retail items and a loose tea selection for a personalized gift!  You’ll find china sets, accessories, tea pots and over 200 teas to choose from.  Gift Cards are also available.  The English Tea Room & Eatery is located at 734 E. Rutland Street.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, featuring live music during lunch Monday – Friday.   Call 985-898-3988 or visit online at

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Star Trek Night at The English Tea Room – March 18th

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IMG_4509Reserve your place for Star Trek night at the English Tea Room & Eatery. It’s a little out of the box, and it’s generating much interest and excitement! Costumes are not required, but gift cards will be awarded to the best dressed! March 18, 2016, 7–9 p.m. $35/ person. 985-898-3988

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The English Tea Room & Eatery Upcoming Events

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IMG_4510The English Tea Room & Eatery is Sold Out for both of the Downton Abbey Dinner events, but there are more on the way – Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration, and Star Trek night is later in March!

IMG_4508The Tea Room Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The Parade begins on Columbia Street and will pass the English Tea Room & Eatery with a celebration to follow! All are welcome, enjoy a hot plate of corned beef and cabbage for St. Paddy’s!
Mar. 12, 2016 12–6 p.m.

IMG_4509Star Trek Dinner at The English Tea Room

It’s a little out of the box, but the event is already generating a lot of interest and excitement! Costumes are not required, but they are encouraged. Gift cards will be awarded to the best dressed! March 18th, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm. Reservations are $35 /person in advance.

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Live Music Lunches at The English Tea Room

Now offering a variety of Live Music during lunch (12 p.m. – 2p.m.) Mon – Fri. at the English Tea Room & Eatery. Reservations are required for special events and suggested for Saturdays. Reserve your place now by calling 985-898-3988 or visit the Tea Room online:

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Share Valentine’s Day at the English Tea Room & Eatery

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The English Tea Room & Eatery is available for seating February 8 – 13 (Monday – Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The English Tea Room is also open Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Valentine’s High Tea is $25 per person. Reserve a table and share your love with someone!

Visit online:    Reservations:  985-898-3988



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The English Tea Room Holiday Hours

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etr santaThe English Tea Room & Eatery will be open on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tea Room will reopen Saturday, December 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The schedule for New Year’s Week is as follows:  Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday December 31, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Closed Friday, reopening Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Regular hours resume January 4, 2016 (9a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday, closed Sundays).