New Orleans Magazine - August 2010

Putting a Value on the Saints

Let us talk appreciation. No, not that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when somebody does something nice for you. I am talking about dollars growing into bigger dollars – like when your house (you hope) appreciates in value from year…

Dining Features

Willie Mae’s: It’s about the chicken                 Restaurant manager Kerry Ceaton doesn’t have to brag about the quality of Willie Mae’s fried chicken – the restaurant’s numerous awards and recognition speak for themselves. Willie Mae’s Scotch House has received rave reviews…

The economics of regional survival

As the tally of losses from the BP oil disaster keeps running – and as the related lawsuits and insurance claims continue to mount – one group has released a unique new study that seeks to fix a monetary value…

NOPD’s CompStat for Pelicans

They are worlds apart; in fact, it’s a 2.5-hour drive and a 15-minute boat ride from the white-shirted commanders of the New Orleans Police Department meeting at 118 City Park Ave., to the oil-injured brown pelicans struggling to fly at…

Comfort foods – southern style

I spent my early years in Memphis where we didn’t have fresh shrimp, crabs or oysters. That is why I loved nothing better than visiting my grandmother, who lived 20 miles from New Orleans.One night at her house we went…

A VOICE FOR PARENTS

On the surface, Angela Daliet could look like a typical mother of multiple children: stressed, sleep deprived and edgy. Mother of three boys 13 and under, she deals with school buses arriving at dawn, homework and sporting events scheduled 200…

3 in lakeview

Lakeview was one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the levee breaks, and commercial establishments were relatively slow to return. For a long time, homeowners rebuilding there were akin to homesteaders, having little in the way of supporting infrastructure. The…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

In some parts of the U.S., August represents the tail end of the summer heat. Not here, of course, where we can expect high temperatures and humidity for a couple of months to come. What is a man to do?…

OF DOCTORS AND KATRINA

On Halloween night 2005, we were heading for a party along the city’s bumpy streets. We had come in for the weekend to work on our drenched house, so the party gave us an opportunity to get away from the…

Galatoire’s sets tables for charity

When the landmark restaurant Galatoire’s was purchased by new owners late last year, the new investors took pains to assure their clientele they had no intention of changing anything. But one significant change in how Galatoire’s does business was already…

Letters

A Word from Werlein’s Re: “Werlein’s for a Song” by Carolyn Kolb. “Chronicles of Recent History” column. April 2010 issue.I enjoyed Ms. Carolyn Kolb’s article “Werlein’s for a Song” from the April 2010 issue. However, I must make a correction.…

Summertime and A Need For Danny Barker

To loyal readers of this column I must confide that my soundtrack has turned to Danny Barker since the beginning of the disaster in thg Gulf. Everyone needs an uplifting moment in this heat with threatening ecological dread. The balladeer…

OUR STORY: PORT ALLEN DAYS

Scott Ferguson, our company’s financial officer, was sitting behind a desk in a small room located toward the back of a Port Allen printing company office. In those early days after Hurricane Katrina, while New Orleans was still legally off…

A MESSAGE FROM NEAR GROUND ZERO

Since this magazine began offering editorials in 1989 we have always provided our own commentary. On this, the occasion of the Katrina disaster’s fifth anniversary, we break from practice and present these dramatic words as seen from the street. This…

Read and Spin

The lovely Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue soothe and please us with Set Two; it’s a toe-tapping album with 13 tracks, two of which were penned by the Gal (Vanessa Niemann) and Honky Tonkers Dave Brouillette and Dave…

Last Call

The complications of simplicity: making a true daiquiri

From rubble to reefs

Motorists hurried over the old Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge for years on their commutes and travels. But now some anglers are taking their time over the same bridge, or at least its crumbled debris. Through a plan advocated by…

Nola by #'s

78.8 millionThe number of people – from preschool to college students – enrolled in schools in a year.7.1 billionThe average amount of money spent on back-to-school clothes in August; only sales during the holiday shopping season are higher.15The percentage of…

Ain’t What It Used to Be

August ain’t what it used to be.It used to be hot and boring.It ain’t boring no more; it’s the exciting climax of hurricane season.My mother-in-law Ms. Larda decides to buy a GPS for her car, so if Bob Breck and…

TRAVEL

Beaches say, “Y’all come!”

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

Health Beat

• According to a study published in Applied Nursing Research, nurses and health care providers only complied with hand hygiene guidelines – such as hand-washing – before medical procedures less than half of the time. Hand-washing compliance showed a much…