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Jazz Fest Weekend Two

  Once we made it past the rain on Thursday, the weather for Jazz Fest has never been finer.  It’s been a big 50th for the festival already and there is a lot more to come this weekend.  This evening…

Camp Pelican

Each year as summer break approaches it reminds me of years ago when I traveled solo aboard a Trailways bus to my first overnight camp session. Terrified yet excited, the anticipation of freedom, fun and new friendships in an uncharted…

Heavenly Match

This is that magical time of year when shrimp are in season, gardens are at their peak and farmers markets are overflowing with vegetables. It’s a given that you’ll either harvest or buy more produce than you know what to…

May

Bryan Adams If you’re a fan of 80s and 90s pop music, you will want to stop by Champions Square on May 9 to see Bryan Adams in concert. Adams became internationally famous for his #1 hit songs “Heaven” and…

Sinful Summer Flavors

Pork Belly 2 pounds pork belly Sea salt and black pepper 4 fresh bay leaves 3 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed 1 teaspoon cardamom pods 4 star anise 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds Olive oil 2 quarts chicken stock 1 Tablespoon…

Jefferson Highway

Before his company created Better Homes & Gardens and other memorable magazines, Edwin T. Meredith covered America’s farms. Almost exactly 100 years ago he was reporting on transportation trends, noting the rise of the automobile and the completion of the…

Top Female Achievers

Ashley Longshore—Artist A self-taught artist from Montgomery, Alabama, Ashley Longshore is just as colorful and larger-than-life as her creations, which include a painting of Jesus hovering over an Oompah Loompah, Ruth Bader Ginsburg backed by an array of hands giving…

Drinking Smart

Usually, drinking adult beverages does not equate with being intellectual, unless one immerses the mind in the literary tradition of New Orleans’ French Quarter. It is in this neighborhood that Williams, Rice, Twain, Toole, Faulkner, Hemingway, Welty, Keyes, Cable, Millay,…

News From the Kitchen

Costera Restaurant and Bar Costera Restaurant and Bar has opened in the space that for many years was occupied by La Thai. Chef Brian Burns’ menu is “coastal Spanish,” and it’s extensive. Both Burns and Reno De Ranieri, who oversees…

Mom’s the Word

It’s often said that being a mother is the most difficult job in the world. Moms power through the day after a sleepless night, and act as a disciplinarian – but also a friend.  Even after her child becomes an…

Off the Path Perfection

We were starving. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and the two of us were the only people in Hong Minh, save for three generations of the…

The Return of Jazz Fest

    The biggest festival of the year has officially returned – despite a soggy start yesterday – and there is a ton to see this weekend.  I’m especially excited about indie folk ensemble Darlingside this afternoon.  Also make sure…

This One Hurts

  Burning churches. Their images so often raise the specter of the worst of human impulse…

VOTE YES

  In our own world here at the office, this editorial is historic. This is the first time that the magazine has made an endorsement on an issue that will be placed before the voters. We do so because we…

CHEAP EATS

  Whether there is a temporary Jazz Fest-sized hole in your pocket, or you simply like a good deal, it is easy to dine rather lavishly in any neighborhood in New Orleans for $10 or less per person. Here are…

SPRING FESTIVALS

Bayou Boogaloo has quickly become one of Mid-City’s favorite spring events. Held alongside historic Bayou St. John, festival goers enjoy music, art and food, often while afloat handmade pontoons, rafts, kayaks and inner tubes. Grab your sunscreen and come on…

On the Menu: Savoring Spring

Egg Yolk Carpaccio with Sautéed Shrimp and Andouille Vinaigrette 24 shrimp, small, peeled and deveined 1 cup egg yolk carpaccio mix (*recipe follows) 1 quart crispy sweet potato (*recipe follows) 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ½ cup Andouille vinaigrette…

Magazine Street

  Magazine Street is well known for being a shopping destination, but the thoroughfare also offers a wider variety of experiences that begin near Canal Street and extend all the way to Audubon Park. From school children learning French and…

For the Garden: Get Your Hands Dirty

Some girls yearn for emeralds and pearls, and some desire Jimmy Choo shoes. For me, my heart soars when the mail carrier delivers pretty little envelopes of seeds, glorious seeds. Avid gardeners know they get more variety options, healthier crops…

Trendwatch: Animal Love

Mold-and scratch-resistant cork dog bed at Queork, queork.com; scarf and chew toy by Amanda Stone Talley at Studio Amanda Talley, amandatalley.com. Playful food and water bowls and hand-embroidered pillow, available in an assortment of breeds at Perch, perch-home.com; The American…

An Eye for Art

  Unlike many art galleries that present spare white walls as a backdrop for the work that’s exhibited, Beth Wheeler’s Uptown cottage stands up to the impressive collection of art it houses. The art is the star. But the house…

(Not So) High Rollers

  On my 21st birthday, my mom and grandparents took me to a casino. It was the first time I’d ever set foot in one, seeing as you have to be of drinking age to get in, and it was…

Time is on Their Side

  Catch Reed and Riley Stephens on the wrong day and it would be easy to assume the Metairie-born, Mandeville-raised brothers have a comically severe loathing for watches. An objective onlooker would see them slamming timepieces into freezers, hitting them…

Raising the Bar

  When I was a child growing up in New Orleans my parents included me on an outing where they entertained an out-of-state client at the “Top of the Mart,” a rotating bar at the pinnacle of the World Trade…

Rooms with a View

When planning her new home, a Lafayette businesswoman nearing retirement decided she wanted more than just a great kitchen and a pretty dining room for family gatherings. A consummate hostess and a gifted cook, she envisioned a dining room with…

Thomas Morstead

When I went to interview New Orleans Saint Thomas Morstead I took a look online to get some information about punters, a sometimes-overlooked – but crucial – position on a football team.  The first definition I pulled up had nothing…