New Orleans Magazine - January 2006

Stories About It

Stories About "It" Have you noticed that conversations have gotten a lot easier if you live in the New Orleans area? Even at holiday gatherings, the men were spared having to resort to football small talk, and the women could…

Letters

We care over here! Hello from Germany! I would like to let you know that people over here in Germany are showing their support and compassion in whatever way they can. This is a tribute to New Orleans: www.stillneworleans.com. Bastian…

Streetcar

WEST END Pelicans never blink. At least they never seemed to as they sat perched on a post protruding from the water outside of Bruning’s Restaurant at West End. In West End’s glory days New Orleanians would stand in long…

Crazy Over Katrina

I evacuated all over — Fort Walton, Knoxville, San Diego twice and Baton Rouge. My home on State Street Drive flooded. After returning in late September, I housesat on St. Louis Street and then moved to a condo on St.…

Prepping for the Future

Area schools storm back erhaps the most moving testament to what New Orleans’ private schools mean to the community occurred on Nov. 19 at St. Louis Cathedral. Forty-five of 89 seniors from St. Mary’s Academy in eastern New Orleans attended…

Blaze & Glory

Downed by water, wind and fire, the Southern Yacht Club charts its future Only a few events in the 157-year history of the Southern Yacht Club, among them wars and hurricanes, have managed to put a temporary stop to its…

Bartender of the Year

Bartender of the Year: Marvin Allen The holiday season in the French Quarter had arrived quietly, but in keeping with the festive spirit of the season, Carousel Bar bartender Marvin Allen was at work serving drinks. Not that Allen doesn’t…

Honor Roll

HONOR ROLL: BRENNAN'S (Ed. note: As of press time, Brennan’s Restaurant was closed for hurricane repairs but is scheduled to reopen in spring 2006.) The beauty of a meal at Brennan’s is the consistency: You can go a while between…

Best Sous Chef

Best Sous Chef: Amy Mockovac If a restaurant kitchen has a secret weapon, it’s the garde manger, someone who is versatile and inventive enough to create cold dishes – salads, hors d’oeuvres and garnishes – that hold their own without…

Sizzling!

Katrina be dammed – it's time to eat! Our picks for some hot new spots Alberta. Famed local caterer Alberta Pate has opened a homey, neighborhood restaurant on Magazine Street. Daughter and executive chef Melody Pate and her culinary staff…

Best New Restaurant

BEST NEW RESTAURANT: One Restaurant & Lounge The strategy seems so obvious, so foolproof, it’s a wonder more places don’t try it: Put together a menu that’s adventurous but grounded, assemble a team that can translate it into good food…

Best New Chef

BEST NEW CHEF: David English Chef David English was master of the kitchen at Cobalt restaurant. Today that is no more because Cobalt is no more. In moving forward, he is hanging back – staying in New Orleans regardless of…

Cookin' up a storm

Chef of the Year: Scott Boswell Did you notice that as businesses began reopening after Katrina, the ones we heard the most about were restaurants? Accounting firms, doctors’ offices, law practices and shops all opened too, but nothing seemed to…