New Orleans Magazine - April 2009

A New Orleans Kind of Music

The 2009 French Quarter Festival is April 17-19; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The festival will feature 17 stages dotting the Quarter, including six on Bourbon Street, three on…

Dining Features

 Drago’s latestThe city’s Catholics can find refuge from the temptations of meat at Drago’s, which has a giant Lenten menu and even more seafood items this month.  Trying to follow the highly successful Crabmeat Mediterranean Salad, the new Shrimp Chop…

Etc.

Antique chicYou could say Dop Antiques owner Michiel Dop is pretty familiar with the business. While selling antiques in Europe in the 1990s, he met his wife and first visited New Orleans to meet his new in-laws. After several years…

NOLA by the Numbers

700 millionEstimated number of Peeps sold each year for the Easter holiday, according to the company.7Spread out over two weekends, the number of days of the Jazz and Heritage Festival, which begins April 24.150Number of musical performances featured annually at…

You’ve earned it!

While the fourth month of the calendar year is known as the beginning of spring, or bringer of showers that create flowers, Americans know the month best as the deadline to submit an economic accounting of the previous year to…

Zephyr Tales

Perhaps it wasn’t the best choice of shirts to wear. During the Zephyrs’ first season in New Orleans, 1993, the team’s home games were played at University of New Orleans’ ballpark, as they were for a couple of years until…

Marquee

40 Years of Jazz FestNothing else can bring such a wide variety of musicians and fans together in close quarters like Jazz Fest does. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Fest, and the lineup includes headliners Neil Young,…