New Orleans Magazine - January 2007

Valentine’s Gift Guide: Special Advertising Section

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INSIDER'S: Special Advertising Section

Be on the lookout for American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women magazine cookbook, Love Your Heart. The 100-page cookbook will be available in major grocery stores’ checkout stands nationwide beginning February 6, 2007. Here is a preview of what you…

Caring for the Heart: Special Advertising Section

Jan. 26, 2006: It should have been an ordinary, albeit busy day for Slidell-resident Cheryl Dampier. Dampier, a successful realtor, had a closing scheduled for 10 a.m.. She awoke about 6:30 a.m., mentally running through what she had to accomplish…

Heart Disease and Women: Special Advertising Section

Jan. 26, 2006: It should have been an ordinary, albeit busy day for Slidell-resident Cheryl Dampier. Dampier, a successful realtor, had a closing scheduled for 10 a.m.. She awoke about 6:30 a.m., mentally running through what she had to accomplish…

GO RED’S: Special Advertising Section

1.    Make a date and keep it.  Each year on your birthday schedule a check-up with your doctor.  Have your blood pressure checked and ask your doctor to help you reach or maintain a healthy lifestyle.2. Tone up as you…

Heart Disease: Special Advertising Section

For too many years in America, heart disease was considered a man’s disease. It was generally accepted among private citizens and the medical community that heart disease was more likely to hit the male population, due to their lifestyles, physical…

MARCHING MADNESS

GREATER NEW ORLEANSJefferson Parish (504) 736-6101www.jeffparish.netFeb. 4 Krewe of Little Rascals, Metairie. 11 a.m.Feb. 9 Krewe of Excalibur, Metairie. 7 p.m.Feb. 10 Krewe of Caesar, Metairie. 6 p.m.Feb. 11 Krewe of Rhea, Metairie. 3:45 p.m.Feb. 11 Krewe of Centurions, Metairie.…

ERROL LABORDE’S COMMENTARY: Responses

Here’s what you are saying…Re: Errol’s Commentary on 1/29I thought this article was truly inspiring and captured the sentiments of a lot of N'Awlins natives, even myself.  I now live in Grapevine, TX close to Dallas, but my home and…

STREERCAR: PARADE GEOGRAPHY THAT WAS

On the Sunday before Mardi Gras, the priest at St. Anthony Church on Canal Street always had to hurry his homily – either that or compete with tractor noise from outside and an occasional trumpet echoing from St. Patrick Street.Lower…

LOCAL COLOR: Nirvana in the Pines

SOMEWHERE IN STONE COUNTY, MISS.Carmen Kelley is moving like an amped-up bolt of lightning, jumping between tables at her Lake Toc-O-Leen Catfish Restaurant off Mississippi Highway 26. She is a wisp, in black pants and white blouse, with a mile-high…

CHRONICLE'S: Flambeaux with Flair

Want a Mardi Gras you’ll really remember? Want to be in a parade? Consider this: you could get paid $30 or so, plus tips, and prance along in front of a guaranteed audience ready to applaud your every movement –…

MODINE'S: HOW TO REVIVE A KING CAKE

This is a story about King Cake shrinkage.Now, a King Cake is the easiest cake in the world to sneak a slice of without nobody knowing. If you cut a wedge out of a regular cake without asking, you’re in…

Fleur de Lists

Carnival’s Hottest Krewes• Muses. Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. This all-female krewe does good satire on its floats and good deeds in its community life. Muses’ throws are some of Carnival’s most creative. Bonus points: This krewe has actually put…

Blaine Kern's Alla Bye

Float builder Blaine Kern is walking through the den of the Krewe of Alla, showing off some of the floats the club will parade on the streets of Algiers and Gretna this year. He sounds like a father talking about…

New Orleans at the Time of COMUS

By the mid-1850s, Mardi Gras in New Orleans was a rough and rowdy affair that threatened the very existence of the festival. From the imagination of several men sprang the scheme for a lavish parade. The result, in 1857, was…

March of the Muses

“If I start a parade, do you want to be in it?” From a simple phone call made by Staci Rosenberg in 1999, to a krewe of over 1,100 women a mere seven years later, the Krewe of Muses is…

HOME: ESCAPE TO THE GARDEN DISTRICT

NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGESThe bad news is that Hurricane Katrina flooded their Lakewood South home with seven feet of water. The good news is that they sold their flooded house and moved into a wonderful house in the Garden District. “We always…

FOOD: Krewe of Roux

If you are a turkey-on-Christmas, ham-on-Easter kind of person, you may wrack your brain every Carnival season over what to serve at a parade party or how to feed out-of-town guests crashing at your house. Face it, there is but…

BIZ: Bagging Market Share

Stroll into Dorignac’s Food Center almost any afternoon of the week and you’ll see a familiar scene: piles of groceries rolling on the checkout counters, shoppers and carts jamming the aisles. Activity at the Metairie market is so heavy that…

SPEAKING OUT: HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMUS

Depending on how you count it, this year is truly the 150th anniversary of the continuing celebration of Carnival parades in New Orleans.One-hundred fifty years ago, in 1857, the Mistick Krewe of Comus staged its first parade. Though there had…

NEWS BEAT: Jazz Fest boosts black heritage

When the Zulu parade rolls this year, it will be doing so with a little help from its friends. Ditto for Mardi Gras Indians who enliven the Carnival scene and other holidays, the second line parades that keep a distinct…

MUSIC: Second Time is a Charmer

Samuel Charters is an esteemed writer on American popular music; a man whose long career exploring jazz, blues and Latin music has been interlaced with novels and writings about Sweden, where he made a home. His story as a writer…

NEWS BEAT: Xavier leader, B.B. King share stage

Former President John F. Kennedy established the Medal of Freedom in 1963 to honor people contributing to the national interest, world peace, cultural or other endeavors. President George W. Bush, Laura Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney attended the White…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

February food and drink is so obvious – King Cake, chocolate, snacks from the Carnival carts along the Avenue and of course, delectable dishes from the restaurants … THE KING OF CAKES Everyone has their favorite and I’m personally missing…

TABLETALK: Sugar and Spice

New Orleans’ mantle of culinary tradition is proud but heavy, and it has stifled the creativity of local pastry chefs to some degree in the past. As a result, there are lots of places to go to enjoy an excellent…

NEWS BEAT: “Re-Greening” the City

When members of the Gentilly Civic Association learned at one of their meetings that the first major project of a new campaign to replant trees around New Orleans would zero in on Elysian Fields Avenue, the response was jubilation. That’s…

PERSONA: SYNDEY BYRD

If you’ve attended a Mardi Gras Indian parade, Carnival parade or ball, you’ve seen photographer Syndey Byrd. Or, maybe not. Her work taking documentary photography means that she has to blend into the background so people aren’t aware she’s there…

LETTERS

SHOPPING LOCALLYRe: “Unexpected Fortune: An ill wind creates new opportunities,” Home column, by Bonnie Warren. December 2006 issue.I am a native New Orleanian and enjoy New Orleans Magazine tremendously. I was appalled to see the following statement [in the Home…

JULIA STREET

Dear Julia and Poydras,I recently saw a news bit concerning the opening of the new Silver Slipper Casino in Mississippi. This hit me between the eyes, as old memories came to mind. My uncle Joseph Columbo opened The Silver Slipper…

MARQUEE

Chocolate Kitty II – Party in the CityOn Friday, Feb. 16th, there will be a truly unique party at the Dragon’s Den. In full Mardi Gras spirit, guests are invited – until 4 a.m. – to join premier underground female…