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February 2014

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In This Issue

3 New Restaurants to Try

Enjoy some February fare at these new places.

Road Improvements Ahead

Good news for those who hate potholes.

String Fever

Meet guitar maker Vincent Guidroz.

The Wild West at the Time of Rex

Carnival’s formative years and the most dramatic period of the American West paralleled each other.

Meet King Zulu 2014

An Interview with Garren Mims Sr.

Krewes News

How Carnival has changed

A Home Fit for a King

Kevin Kelly’s mansion is made for Mardi Gras.

The New Orleans Guide to the Academy Awards

Locals have a lot to cheer for on Oscar night.

Cook Me Something, Mister!

Tasty recipes for the Carnival season

Interview with John Barry

The 2014 Krewe du Vieux king goes “Where the Vile Things Are.”

22 Things To Do in New Orleans in February

Our top picks of the month's events

Fleur de List

Our picks for Carnival's top 25 parades.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

The Enchanted Season

Al Winters

The Man Behind “Shattered Shield” – Part Two of Two

RTA Increases Services

Pell Grant Abusers

Education’s biggest cheaters

When Bacchus Got Slumdogged

Carnival of the Non-Pirate


Read & Spin

New books and music with New Orleans flair

Collectors Never 'Cease to Love'

Serious souvenir hunters can dress their own stage and celebrate Mardi Gras every day of the year.

Trying Out the Remedy Room

Hungover? Just had a cold? Here's a place to rejuvenate.

Youth Study Center Opens

What the Patients Say

A Guide to Area Hospitals

Rock of Ages

A mash-up of gems, stones and diamonds create an ideal music medley

Rebuilding the Season

Discoveries from a dusty box


Show Your Wits

Cruise Control

Industry navigates past choppy waters



Food and Fun

It is game time at these two bars.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Baby Dolls and Skeletons