New Orleans Magazine - February 2012

Metairie Hot Spots for Mardi Gras

Metairie Hot Spots for Mardi Gras 1. Clearview Mall 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504.885.0202 clearviewmall.com 2. Houston's 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504.899.2301 3. Acropolis Cuisine 3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504.888.9046 4. Lager's International Ale House 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504.887.9923…

New Orleans Hot Spots for Mardi Gras

New Orleans Hot Spots for Mardi Gras 1. Fleur D'Orleans 3701 A Magazine Street 504.899.5585 fleurdorleans.com Come to Fleur D'Orleans for a one-of-a-kind art and architectural inspired jewelry. Wear the beautiful memory of your city. 2. Superior Grill 3636 St.…

Fleur de List

Day Parades 1. Rex. “Lore of the Ancient Americas” is this year’s Rex theme. Providing something that’s totally fresh in parade themes, the tableau will speak of native mythology, legends and images. The krewe works hard at developing an original…

Mardi Gras: My Personal Tour

Every Mardi Gras I walk from Canal Street to Frenchmen Street and then back again. That seems sane enough, except that I make the round trip, with deviations to Bourbon Street and Jackson Square, maybe four times that day. I…

Streetcar: Iris, Endymion and the Rain

Only one person was standing at Gallier Hall when the Iris parade rolled by on the Saturday before Mardi Gras last year. The man would get drenched, first with the rain that was playing havoc with the day and then…

Play to Win

It isn’t about flashing lights, fast action and sound effects, a true pinball wizard understands how to push the limits, avoid a tilt, set the high score and win the grand prize.

Restaurant Insider: Candy, Carmo, Cafes

On the 29th of this month (yes, that’s a thing that’s happening) Southern Candymakers will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The business, which is owned by locals Chuck Williams and Peter Tompkins, opened its first shop at 334 Decatur St. on…

Read + Spin

ALBUM New Orleans rockers MuteMath have re-released their third studio album (their first full-length effort without original guitarist Greg Hill), Odd Soul, as a vinyl LP. This most recent effort is noticeably more bluesy. Paul Meany’s vocals are just as…

Newsbeat: Stadium Plan Looks “Back to the Future”

Before the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, gathering for a big football game in the Crescent City meant a trip to the Tulane Stadium. It was the site for many years of the Sugar Bowl, three Super Bowls and the home field for…

Healthbeat

Last month, Experimental Biology and Medicine published results from a Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center study, which found that a cellular defensive system called the ISG15 pathway – involved in fighting bacterial and viral infection – is triggered during…

Newsbeat: “Joy” Proves Resilient

When Canal Street was in its glory, New Orleanians of all walks of life converged here for shopping and entertainment. The Joy Theater was part of that scene, and now with a revitalization revving up along Canal Street, the Joy…

Persona: Elroy A. James, King Zulu 2012

It was the afternoon of Twelfth Night, Jan. 6, 2012, and the elegant Gallier Hall – New Orleans’ former City Hall – was filled with Carnival krewe captains and members, city officials and the press to kick off the beginning of…

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