New Orleans Magazine - August 2013

The Grapefruit Solution

National Award Winner “Streetcar” by Errol Laborde, 1st Place Winner, Columns Category City & Regional Magazine Association 2013 This was the year I had to come to terms with what to do with too many grapefruit. The simple answer, I…

Who Runs the Hospitals

During the time that we have been the time that we have been working on this, our annual Best Doctors Issue, a news story happened that’s a harbinger of health care and doctoring in the future. The Jefferson Parish council…

Into the World of Improv

It was my first improv class at The New Movement theater, and I was terrified. My nerves began to dissipate when our instructor – Tami Nelson who, along with Chris Trew, runs the theater – led us through our first warm-up.…

Save New Orleans’ World Trade Center

If the local World Trade Center had as many tenants as there have been failed plans to redevelop it, there would be no current controversy about what to do with the building. Its capacity would be full. Unfortunately, the building, which is located at what is often referred to as…

Oyster Shells for the Coast

Whether they’re served on trays of ice or chargrilled, the shells from the oysters you have for dinner at select New Orleans restaurants may soon end up serving a new role along the Louisiana coast. This fall, the nonprofit Coalition…

It's Showtime!

Our Guide to New Orleans’ 2013-2014 Performance Season

Read & Spin

JAZZ Harry Connick Jr., one of New Orleans’ most famous natives, released album No. 30 earlier this summer with Every Man Should Know. Some of the 12 original tracks stick with the smooth jazz style the three-time Grammy Award winner…

Coming Soon: South Market District

When Saints fans pour into downtown New Orleans this season, they may notice something new along erstwhile empty blocks near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome: progress. Namely, it’s the opening salvo of the ambitious South Market District retail and residential project. The…

Rick Delaup is Bringing Back Burlesque

Way back when, during the late 1950s and early ’60s, there were those all too infrequent nighttime forays through the French Quarter when you were curled up in the back seat of the family car, heading for chocolate milk and…

DINING GUIDE

Coup De Chef at Creole Grille Jeff’s Creole Grille, 5241 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992 Jeff Smith, chef for three years at The Creole Grille & Bar on Veterans Boulevard, has just bought the restaurant with his family. As well as…

Enhancing the Derrière

In August, everybody should wear just muumuus – and that’s it. Well, maybe underpants, in case a stiff wind whips up or we step on a sidewalk grate like Marilyn Monroe. But nothing else; it’s too hot. My mother-in-law, Ms. Larda,…

Moms in the Kitchen

There are plenty of things I’m not any good at. Volleyball. Singing. Financial planning. One thing I am excellent at, though, is finding silly things to worry about. And so it was that I woke up at about 3 a.m.…