Will Samuels, co-owner of Lakeview’s Pizza Nola, announced today that the pizzeria will host a “Gumbo Party” for the premiere of the CBS television series NCIS:New Orleans on Tuesday, September 23, from 7:00-9:00pm, at 141 W Harrison.

“It’s a New Orleans-shot drama so that can only mean one thing—Gumbo Party!” said Samuels, referencing the regrettably-cancelled 2007 Fox series K-Ville. The CBS drama stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McClellan, and CCH Pounder comprising a field office team that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in New Orleans, a city that (according to the CBS press release) “is known for its music, entertainment and decadence.”

Joining the party will be Dave Walker, Television Correspondent for The Times-Picayune/ The show begins at 8pm, but at 7pm, Mr. Walker will share his views on the new fall TV season. Throughout the evening, the pizzeria will have a special screen showing tweets tagged with #GumboParty and #NCISNola. Pizza Nola has also put together a Twitter list of NCIS:New Orleans cast and crew which can be found at

The event is free, but space is limited. The pizzeria will be offering free gumbo (while supplies last) as well as $1-off bottled beer throughout the event.

Pizza Nola is located at 141 W Harrison Ave in Lakeview and is open daily with dine-in and carryout service as well as delivery to 70124, 70005, UNO and beyond. On Fridays through Sundays, the restaurant offers a full breakfast (including delivery) from Bawk beginning at 7am.

For more information, call Pizza Nola at 504-872-0731, visit the event’s Facebook site at, or visit,, or follow @PizzaNola and #GumboParty on Twitter.