New Orleans Magazine - December 2011

Encouraging Signs Amidst a Tough Year for NOPD

If failure was strictly measured by the number of dismal headlines that an entity generates, than 2011 was truly a dreary year for the New Orleans Police Department. Fortunately there were a few that were less sensational than encouraging. If…

Packing the Park

Each year around this time, New Orleanians by the thousands pour into City Park for Celebration in the Oaks, a rite of the holiday season now marking its 25th anniversary. But as the park itself presses ahead with its Hurricane…

So, What Exactly is a Womelette?

Shane Pritchett recently opened Fat Hen Grocery and Deli at 7457 St. Charles Ave. Like the original Fat Hen Grill, Fat Hen Grocery is principally a diner-style restaurant, but in keeping with the “grocery” in its name there’s a small,…

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The List, Twice Checked

A holiday checklist: Snow, jingle bells, sleighs, Yule log, sleds and chestnuts roasting by an open fire. Those are items we’re almost guaranteed will not be part of our seasonal celebrations. Having snow is a remote possibility, but certainly not…

Ana Zorrilla

New Orleans is a city of animal lovers. but like any other area of the world – be it urban or rural – pet overpopulation and animal cruelty are a definite reality. We would like to think that people are…

Read & Spin

CD  What does a British actor who plays a New Jersey physician know about New Orleans music? Maybe nothing, but of his detractors, Hugh Laurie would just say, Let Them Talk. Laurie rasps through more than a dozen classic Big…

DINING GUIDE

ANTOINE’S REVEILLON ANTOINE’S, 713 Rue Saint Louis 70130, 581-4422, Antoines.com In December Antoine’s is offering prix fixe réveillon menu offered for lunch and dinner for groups of 15 or less, with some dates excluded. Special holiday drinks and desserts will…

Energy: Efficiency Along the Energy Coast

Louisiana is one of the biggest energy-producing states in the nation, thanks primarily to the massive volumes of oil and natural gas brought in from the Gulf along what some have dubbed “America’s Energy Coast.” But according to a recent…

A Gunch Culinary Christmas

My mother-in-law Ms. Larda’s cooking is to die for. People probably already have, with smiles on their faces and blockages in their arteries. But it was worth it. Still, her own daughter, my sister-in-law Gloriosa, cooks only healthy food. Healthy…

A Hostage to Fortune

I don’t think anyone who knows me would be surprised to find out that I’m an extremely superstitious person. I compulsively knock on wood. I throw salt over my left shoulder on a daily basis because I’m never quite sure…

HEALTHBEAT

Dr. Vivien Chen at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans was recently awarded a grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a system to collect and report pediatric cancer cases. In an LSU-generated press…

NOLA Becoming a Latino “Gateway”

Louisiana doesn’t share a border with our Latin American neighbors to  the south, but it looks   like New Orleans is increasingly becoming a “gateway” for Latino immigrants. From 2000 to ’10 the Latino population in the New Orleans metro area…