New Orleans Magazine - April 2012

Newsbeat: Market Pioneer Named “Hero of the New South”

The basic idea behind the Crescent City Farmers Market seems straightforward enough: Create a venue where New Orleanians can buy fresh food directly from the people who harvested it. For his efforts to make it happen, Farmers Market executive director…

Newsbeat: Sweet ReLeaf

One recent milestone of Hurricane Katrina recovery has been a long time coming, but it’s also one that should pay dividends to the community for generations.   This winter, Parkway Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to beautifying New Orleans public spaces,…

Inside: Fusions

Consider the cochon de lait poor boy. Geographically this should not be. Cochon de lait, the name of which derives from a suckling pig, is, when roasted, a delicacy mostly of rural central Louisiana. There is even an annual Cochon…

Spinning the Quarter: Searching for a Sense of Place

Jazz has long been associated with the French Quarter, but the music for much of the century since its birth was a stepchild to the rowdy strip joints of Bourbon Street. In the 1940s the neighborhood was down at the…

Newsbeat: Rejazzing South Rampart Street

Recalling the day, decades past, when the childhood home of Louis Armstrong was demolished still makes Bobby McIntyre wince. Then, there’s the much fresher example of the home of early New Orleans jazz great Sidney Bechet, torn down in a…

Fêtes for All

May might bring flowers but April is showered with festivals.

New Orleans French Quarter: The Glory of Galleries

Memories of time spent in the French Quarter bring many things to mind: beignets, street performers, music, shopping and – for me in particular – art. Even from my first trip to Royal Street, the heart of New Orleans’ art scene, my…

Streetcar: Tropical Landings

As the plane climbed from Queen Juliana airport on the island of St. Maarten (also known as St. Martin), the pilot announced that the total flight time would be 10 minutes. “Ten minutes!” I thought to myself, “Why so long?”…

Read + Spin

CD The Oak Ridge Boys have joined forces with the Dukes of Dixieland – along with a slew of guest singers – on When Country Meets Dixie. The old-timey mash-up takes peppy and dolorous turns, wending its way through classic…

Restaurant Insider: Up and Coming

On Thursday, April 19, StarChefs.com will host Rising Stars New Orleans, one of four such events the industry publication will hold across the country this year. The event recognizes up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals in a city, and awards are…

The French Quarter: The Allure Goes Deeper

Newcomers to New Orleans – tourists or the visiting business type with a dangerously tempting gap between meetings – they’re forever talking about “getting lost” in the French Quarter, of wandering its dizzying streets and alleys until they can’t tell…

New Orleans Persona: Meschiya Lake

Meschiya Lake is funny, wise and, Ultimately, businesslike, as she had to take a phone call from a booking agent in England during our conversation. I was tempted to observe a musician switch from the role that I usually see…

Healthbeat

Nicolas Bazan MD, Ph.D, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, recently found that a synthetic molecule protects the brain in a model of experimental stroke. Dr. Bazan…

Home: Net Gain

Ace gardening and a love for the game are on serve at this River Ridge home.

Modine's New Orleans: Fish Tales

Around here, when you say “fish,” people lick their chops. Fish are for frying unless they got shells, in which case, they belong in a big pot of water with crab boil – unless they’re oysters, and then they belong in…

The French Quarter: A Driver’s Perspective

I say these words at least 10 times a day as tourists walk by. As a carriage driver in the French Quarter you get used to giving the automated response. “Is that a donkey or a horse?” they ask. “Both,”…