New Orleans Magazine - January 2013

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Barnard and Thomas Blackburn Favrot III were introduced through Betsy’s friend who volunteered with Thomas at the Houston rodeo. Thomas asked Betsy to dance at Gallant Knight Bar, which featured a jazz band every Thursday. Betsy didn’t realize…

Light Recipes for New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are at diet month in the face of King Cakes and Super Bowl. My ploy? Not to eat a single chip in January. Or a cookie, or a piece of King Cake. It is the only way.  Now…

Cocktail Recipe for the New Year

The New Year is a time to remember past happiness and a chance to plan for the future. Maybe we can even make good on matters that have gone off track. A Hurricane – the drink, not the meteorological event…

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DINING GUIDE

                  January at Muriel’s 801 Chartres St., 568-9795, Muriels.com January may be a quiet and cold month in other cities, but not in New Orleans. Take Muriel’s in Jackson Square for example.…

Austin Rivers

My first game to see New Orleans Hornets rookie point guard Austin Rivers play was ironically against the Utah Jazz, the team that was once known as the New Orleans Jazz. The Jazz logo, as my friend pointed out, looks…

Read&Spin

CD He isn’t a New Orleans native, but Ned Sublette has devoted plenty of time to the Big Easy with his knowledge and talents. He wrote two books about New Orleans – The World that Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver…

Coaching for Change

On a recent rainy afternoon, students at Samuel J. Green Charter School got their first taste of an unfamiliar sport, rugby, and a dose of one tried-and-true youth development tool, coaching. Nick Conte, a youth coach with the New Orleans…

Digital Grandma

My little granddaughter Lollipop has written a song. We never had no songwriters in the Gunch family before. We never even had anybody who could carry a tune. We are the kind who moves our lips silently while everybody else…

Healthbeat

Patricia Molina, M.D, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, was appointed to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and…

Irish Museum Opens in French Quarter

Walk around the French Quarter. You can read the history of the city in its architecture, hear it from tour guides and experience curatorial renditions at landmark properties. Now, a new cultural center in the French Quarter is telling a…

New Butchers Putting Down Stakes

Meat lovers, rejoice. A growing number of specialty shops around town now cater to carnivores with a focus on artisanship, selection and customer service. Uptown on Baronne Street is the new Cleaver & Co., a whole-animal butcher shop that takes…

Terror in New Orleans

He loved roses – if only he could have loved them longer. This column, being the first of the year, should be joyous, and indeed there’s much to be joyous about – a new year and the Super Bowl coming,…

TRYTHIS

            Pilates and a Little History – New Orleans-style You have probably heard of  Joseph Pilates, or even taken a class, but you’ve never taken a Pilates class like this. Uncle Joe’s Pilates Studio, a…

Taking a Bigger Bite

Did you know that Morning Call opened a location in City Park? If so, congratulations; if not, now you do. It is in the first floor of the casino, and it’s hard to imagine how they could have done a…

Learning From the Spirit of the Jim Letten Years

Crime fighting and public integrity took a big step backward in 2012 with the resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. He was the person in public life that people trusted most. His reputation as a crime fighter was unparalleled by…