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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…

Design Diary

Kevin Belton’s “New Orleans Celebrations” gives readers a taste of festive cooking in the chef’s third cookbook. Belton, with co-author Rhonda Findley, focuses on festival food and celebration whether recipes inspired by parade-route handhelds, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival…

Get Organized

Grape Expectations “Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die,” cautioned Julia Child. If you want to keep your…

Price Mix | Blender Bender

DO YOU LIKE PIÑA COLADAS? Do you dream of wasting away in Margaritaville? Mixing up a pool or porch side frosty cold drink is one of the best things about summertime in New Orleans. We’ve selected the ultimate ice-smashing, smoothie…

Top Dentists

SELECTION PROCESS “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists…

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia, Poydras, and All God’s Other Little Children, I was just reading your March issue about water meter covers, which reminded me of a recently discovered piece of trivia that shocked my system. Suspect you knew this, but mentioning…

St. Charles Avenue’s Weddings

Cambise—Williams Victoria Michelle Cambise was on Bumble, a dating app, one day when Aaron Michael Williams’ profile appeared on her screen. Victoria sent Aaron a causal “Hey, what’s up?” and the two texted back and forth on the app for…

Where The Lions Sleep Tonight

We welcome four new residents to the city this month; Arnold, who arrived from Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, and three sisters, Nia, Kali and Zuri, who came from the Peoria Zoo in Illinois. What sets the four apart from…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I found this 1906 photograph at the Library of Congress. It is identified as “Visiting the Torpedo Boats, New Orleans, La.” yet there is no further explanation. Do you know anything more specific about these warships and why…