New Orleans Magazine - January 2021

Cheers

New Orleans is surely known for its culture, music, food and festivals, but it’s also a drinking town like no other. Maybe it’s our love of revelry—or of simply meeting new friends everywhere we go—but New Orleanians have a knack…

Persona: John Coyle

Although 2020 wasn’t the idyllic start to the new decade that we all imagined, it arguably showed some good and sense of community in people as the year came to a close. As many took to our parks and bayous…

Modine Gunch: Out with the Old

Me and my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, were talking about it.  Christmas is over. Now we got to put away our presents, plus the wrapping, plus the decorations we arranged behind our computer to give holiday cheer to Zoom, plus the…

Growing Pains: When Worlds Collide

Working at my former high school, Ben Franklin, provides numerous opportunities for what is, essentially, time travel. I’ll be working busily on some boring spreadsheet when suddenly I hear a snatch of an Alanis Morissette or Tori Amos or Counting…

From the Editor

Each year when the clock strikes midnight on December 31, the world seemingly resets. It’s a time to briefly look back at the year that was, and to look ahead to a new year full of new possibilities. This year,…

Table Talk: Market Fresh

Opening a new restaurant is never easy. Opening during a pandemic, well… Yet, throughout this crisis we’ve seen several startups take root across the pockmarked landscape of the New Orleans culinary scene. Among these is Cho Thai, a Thai restaurant…

Julia Street: Lakehouse Mystery

Dear Julia and Poydras, About 1960, my friend and I regularly rode our bikes down the Lake Pontchartrain levee from the Green Acres area to the Causeway. Down near the Causeway, we found an abandoned white clapboard building built on…

Bar Tab: Local Whiskey

Seven Three Distilling Co., which came to the rescue during quarantine with its made in-house hand sanitizer, is once again satisfying the needs of locals with the recent release of its Irish Channel Whiskey. While this is the third release…

Style: Self-Care Savvy

Get inspired to get moving in great-looking activewear that takes you from your workout to lunch. Tasc’s moisture-wicking, bamboo fibers aren’t treated with harsh chemical processes, making them incredibly soft. The classic cuts, offered in a wide range of styles…

New Year, New You

At long last, we’ve reached a new year! But rather than make traditional resolutions – like lose weight or clean the attic – embrace a fresh hobby or an exercise regimen that’s actually fun. After surviving 2020, you’ve earned the…

Cheers: Cheers New Year

Need to dial back your alcohol consumption post holidays? Try the Abruzzo, a refreshing low proof cocktail, featuring Punt y Mes vermouth, created by Bar Tonique General Manager Mark Schettler. Mark is a fan of sipping vermouth when he doesn’t…

Streetcar: When Rex Met Zulu

Lundi Gras 1999 had extra excitement to it, at least for those gathered at Riverwalk near the stage at Spanish Plaza where Rex, King of Carnival, and his entourage would soon be arriving. What was different that year was the…

Home Advice: Anastasia Cymes

Getting organized at home is a perennially popular New Year’s resolution and this year there is the added motivation of spending more time at home due to COVID-19. But even the best of intentions can fall by the wayside when…

Tops of the Town 2021

In a year that has been down in so many ways, we appreciate more than ever those places and things that rise to the top. Here is our list of the Tops of the Town as selected by our editorial…

Travel: Geaux Skiing

Travelers this time of year are usually looking to escape Carnival. While there’s not much to escape from this year, there’s still the invigorating slopes for those looking to getaway. Many New Orleanians head west to the Rockies, but great…

Vintage: 1905

Picture postcards of the French Market have been popular with visitors to New Orleans since the 1890s. This image of five young boys in a mule cart was just one of many taken in the French Market by an unnamed…

Nosh: New Year's Tradition

I have memories scattered all over my childhood connected to New Year’s Day and black-eyed peas. They are all delicious and fond memories - both of my parents (both born and raised Uptown) working to clean the greens, prep the…

Chris Rose: Missing the Music

It’s the music I miss most. Live music. In a club or small theater. As for restaurants, bars and friends – well sure, I miss them too. And giving tours and hanging art in public squares and meeting new people.…

News+Notes

Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunts Two Mardi Gras organizations have announced they will be having scavenger hunts instead of parades in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Funky Uptown Krewe, which traditionally follows the Phunny Phorty Phellows on Twelfth Night…

The Dish: Tacos, Anyone?

Barracuda, the Crescent City’s newest taco stand and margarita garden, is offering expanded menu options and an upgraded outdoor space as part of its continued socially distanced safety measures. The restaurant has permanently added Taco Family Meals and Party Packs…

Kevin Dolliole, Aviation Director — Dynamic Leaders

Just over one year ago, this extraordinary team of professionals led by Aviation Director Kevin Dolliole accomplished an historic feat with the opening of Louis Armstrong International Airport’s new $1 billion terminal. The diverse leadership team, which features experts with…

Kingfish: Ben Brown

A proud New Orleans native, Ben Brown grew up in the Bywater and attended Lusher, Ben Franklin High School, and Tulane Law School. He credits his formative years and a passion for helping the disadvantaged for both his success as…

Kingfish: Danny Trosclair

For more than 33 years, Danny Trosclair has been a Licensed Top Producer, going above and beyond to help people build the lives they love. Since the 1980s, Danny has kept pace with the ever-changing real-estate industry and accepts every…

Travel Destinations

While winter may have inspired the phrase “cabin fever,” the year 2020 certainly inspired the feeling in people across the country. There’s light at the end of the tunnel for those looking to get out and explore, and late winter…

Kingfish: Chris Ferris

Fidelity Bank President and CEO, Ferris leads the 112-year-old institution with a proactive approach to the client experience. Ferris promotes a consultative approach to identify client needs.  Ferris recently spearheaded the Bank’s multi-million dollar redevelopment of a historic mid-century design…

Kingfish: David Garretson

In 2016, Dave Garretson took his nearly 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry and opened Crescent City Home Mortgage, a mortgage company with a philosophy of treating every client as family. Dave built a team of people that…

Kingfish: Dr. Eric Lonseth

It’s with compassion and devotion that New Orleans’ preeminent pain management specialist helps people overcome acute and chronic pain and improve their quality of life. Dr. Eric Lonseth has been recognized time and again for his dedication to his patients…

Health & Fitness

It’s January—a time to look back on the previous year’s health goals and assess your progress. The new year brings an opportunity to start again at tackling last year’s unfinished business or newly targeting additional aspects of your health. From…

Senior Care

As we turn the corner into 2021, the New Year offers time to reflect on the challenges faced and changes that took place over the last year. The year 2020 required flexibility, patience and tenacity, testing individuals and families at…

Education

The lessons we learn as children shape us into the adults we eventually become. While some lessons come in the form of our interactions with peers, friends, and family, others are directly linked to experiences in school. From developing math…