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Shop Talk: Christy Zurcher

What is your role at Ursuline Academy?  I have the privilege of promoting and sharing all of the wonderful things that take place at the nation’s first all-girls Catholic school. Every day is different. From assemblies to performances to class…

Shop Talk: Tammy O’Shea

What are some of your duties as Chief Marketing Officer of Fidelity Bank?  As CMO I’m responsible for brand management, advertising and public relations strategy, social media and all donations and events and sponsorships. I also serve as the corporate…

Silver and Blue Reaching for Gold

As the University of New Orleans approaches its spring 2020 semester, Privateers are sifting through syllabi, ordering books, and eagerly setting goals for the busy months ahead. But administrators and faculty members are also feeling hopeful. At the beginning of…

Valerie Gernhauser

How would you describe your role at Sapphire Events? I founded the company in 2011 and have grown the business into the premier event design and planning firm in the city. What kind of events does Sapphire specialize in? Debutante…

Falling Into Warmth

Pork Belly 1 pound piece meaty pork belly 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 white onion, coarsely chopped 2 chiles negros 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoons allspice 6 peppercorns 4 black pepper seeds 2 dinner spoons Sazon…

From Table to Tailgate

Meatballs 5 pounds mix of pork, veal and beef, ground 1 pint milk 1/2 large onion 5 cloves garlic 1 1/2 cups Italian parsley, chopped 1 1/2 cups high quality Parmesan 1/2 cup dry Italian seasoning 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs…

People to Watch

New Orleans Magazine’s People to Watch tradition has been going strong for more than 40 years. Throughout that time, we have celebrated musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, movers and shakers from across the city. We define a Person to Watch as someone…

Shop Talk: Elizabeth B. McNulty

How did you start New Orleans Luxury Living?  I started as an agent four years ago under Gardner and have since expanded to create the New Orleans Luxury brand. I was inspired to do so through my own personal network…

A Fresh Taco Take

What happens when taco appreciation, culinary curiosity and entrepreneurship come together in a new restaurant concept? For Dinner Lab and Ace Hotel alum Brett Jones, the result is Barracuda. Already popular with families, hospitality types and millennials, this blink-and-you-miss-it Tchoupitoulas…

Summer In a Bite

Crab Cakes 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Creole mustard 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 Tablespoon pickle brine 3/4 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1…

Café Navarre

New Orleans is a city of distinct neighborhoods each with its own personality, flavor and favorite haunts. Yet even food writers can slip into a rut of covering the same beats – Warehouse District, Magazine Street and the Quarter –…

Shop Talk: Ellis Arjmand MD, MMM, PhD

How are you adjusting to life in New Orleans?   I moved from Houston to New Orleans in January of this year. The adjustment has been very easy and the overall experience has been just delightful. What brought you this…

Mucho Mojo

Crispy Fish 4 5-6 ounce yellowtail, skin on and scales off 1 cup corn flour 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Oil for frying In a bowl, whisk together…

Shop Talk: Anne Krozely

How did Love Swimming start?  Marshall Love and Kaye Doiron saw a tremendous need in the community for warm water child-centered lessons, and in 2001 built a small boutique swimming school on Magazine Street in a commercial rental space that…

Bright Start to the Day

Choosing a restaurant in the French Quarter can be tricky – there are all too many places geared to the tourist trade that overcharge and underdeliver. Give thanks, therefore, for French Toast – the latest outpost in a mini-chain of…

Facing Up

Once a year we face the task of identifying our annual class of People to Watch. We define “People to Watch” as mostly new faces who are doing something interesting with their lives that’s worthy of our awareness; or, in…