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TOP DENTIST

This list is excerpted from the 2020 topDentists™ list, a database, which includes listings for more than 190 dentists and specialists in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals…

Clean Sweep

Now that summer is here, it’s time to sweep out the corners, bring in some color and freshen up your home. We asked experts from across New Orleans for their best tips on creating a clean and summery transformation for…

Luxury Cooking for 1

Eggs Hussarde Brennan’s New Orleans Cookbook (1961) Ingredients:  2 large thin slices ham, grilled  2 Holland Rusks (a light, crisp toast available at most grocery stores) 1/4 cup Marchand de Vin Sauce 2 slices tomato, grilled 2 eggs, soft poached 3/4…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I have a question about the transport of German prisoners of war through the Port of New Orleans during World War II. When I was a young boy of nine, I traveled, during the war, by train with…

Craving Comfort

Ingredients:  1 ⅔ pounds rabbit 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter 3 Tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 green onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 Tablespoons flour 1 cup red wine 2…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

APRIL 1  11th annual “Harvest at Home,” benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, 729-2820 1  37th annual “Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Fashion Show,” benefiting Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association, 267-9534 2  43rd annual “Ben Smith Fete…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I was recently at an estate sale in Kenner and found a bin of collectible spoons from around the world. I found one that depicts a New Orleans streetcar and says “Last Streetcar New Orleans.” Any idea what…

Festival Guide

April 11 Crescent City Classic 10k and Post Race Festival, Downtown and City Park. An Easter weekend tradition for the past 40 years, the Crescent City Classic 10k run takes participants through the French Quarter, along Esplanade and into City…

State of the Union

 As the presidential primary system winds down, and heads towards the November federal election date, now seemed like a good time to look at the city and the way that various presidencies have been touched by it. For the Bush…

More Mole

ENCHILADAS 4 corn tortillas 1 3-pound roasted chicken, meat pulled off the bones 1 Tablespoon queso fresco  2 Tablespoon cilantro, minced 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted In a new skillet with 1 teaspoon of olive oil heat the tortillas until…

OnStage

Front & Center Front & Center Cue The Buffoons If you’re among those who have enjoyed the evocative, provocative and hilarious productions offered…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

  March Through 4 “New Orleans French Film Festival,” benefiting New Orleans Film Society, 309-6633, NewOrleansFilmSociety.org/french-film-festival 4  “Student of the Year Kick-Off,” benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 758-3213 6  “Red Tie Affair,” benefiting Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 842-7125 6  “French Quarter…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

February 1 “Jewish Roots of Rhythm & Blues,” benefiting Jewish Children’s Regional Service, 828-6334 9 11th annual “Recycled Fashion Show,” benefiting House / Grace House, 821-7134 12-13 “Taste America,” benefiting James Beard Foundation, 583-5550   March 4 “Student of the Year Kick-Off,” benefiting Leukemia & Lymphoma…

Carnival’s Curative Powers

Carnival season 2020 was only in its first hours and already its curative powers were being proven. The season begins on Twelfth Night, January 6, but many New Orleanians were in a funk as the day began. On the day…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, Is it true that the first plane to fly across the Atlantic visited New Orleans? I have heard this was the case but the person who told me about it did not seem to know the details.  Can…

John Bel Edwards, Survivor

On the night when John Bel Edwards was first elected governor in 2015, his victory party was at the Monteleone Hotel. Journalist Tyler Bridges would report that later that night, after the crowds had left, Edwards and some old friends…

Bridal Buzz

Ceremony Spaces The Eliza Jane hotel features a number of unique spaces to accommodate intimate ceremonies and receptions — all with a backdrop of chic yet timeless decor. The courtyard, with its Venus-inspired decor and lush greenery, is perfect for…

Savory Satisfaction

Pecan Crust 3/4 cup pecans 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 Tablespoons butter, chilled 3 Tablespoons ice water Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grind pecans fine in a…

Schooldays

Quinn and Karen Eagan posed with Anne and Jack Dardis at Dominican High School’s “Diamonds are Forever” “Legacy Gala” in February. Guests enjoyed a culinary spread by 12 Seasons Catering and a bar donated by Jorge…

December 2019

December 2 “The Garden District Christmas Concert,” benefiting The Friends of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 782-3323   4 “Sound Collage,” benefiting New Orleans Jazz Museum, NolaJazzMuseum.org   4 “Holiday Toy Drive,” benefiting Sideline Pass, info@sidelinepass.org   5 Inaugural “Holiday Tree…

Top Lawyers

  Most people hope not to need them, but when they do, they want the good ones on their side. To help with that we present our annual list of Top Lawyers. The list was prepared by Detroit-based Professional Research…

Philanthropic Events Calendar

1 “Bubbles and Bubbly for Beethoven,” benefiting Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, 861-2004 1 “Wings & Watts,” benefiting Energy Wise Alliance, 222-2920 2-3 “Wine, Dine & Design,” benefiting Bastion, 830-7264, WineDineNDesign.com 4 “Scales & Ales,” benefiting Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, AudubonNatureInstitute.org/scales-and-ales…

OnStage

FRONT & CENTER NOLA Project says ‘Book it now’ Now in their 14th year of presenting fresh and original works, members of the NOLA Project are expanding efforts to bring next-generation dramatists into the fold. The company recently kicked off…

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, I am aware that salmon and trout are not native to Louisiana, and that fish we know as “speckled trout” is really a kind of croaker. A fishing buddy once told me he’d heard that salmon…

Decadence With a Drizzle

Si Si Toscana  8 slices brioche 6 Tablespoons room temperature butter (split for two uses) 1/4 cup local honey (local raw is best, but local will do just fine) 1 cup Polly-O ricotta 1 cup candied walnuts 1 large apple…

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, I have researched high and low and have yet to find: How did Tivoli Circle get its name in the 19th century? Yours, Kelly Wally (New Orleans, LA) You’re talking about the site that is still…

Best Doctors

There is no responsibility that we take more seriously than publishing our annual list of best doctors. We totally want to be right about this and we want you to understand our methodology. How are the selections made? We partner…

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, During my student days, my friends and I often ate at a hole in the wall Mexican joint called the Bean Pot. The food was great but the decor was grim. The chef/host was a crusty…

Great Grouper

Mango-Lime Gastrique 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil 1 teaspoon piquant peppers 1/4 teaspoon fresh jalapeños, minced 1 Tablespoon fresh ripe mango 1/2 teaspoon cilantro, chopped 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon lime zest 2 Tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed 1…

A New Day for Daily

This will be an historic month in local journalism. The Newhouse family, which has operated The Times-Picayune for 57 years, will shut down its local presence and the esteemed daily will become part of the Advocate family owned by John…