New Orleans Magazine - July 2006

NEWSBEAT: Shrimp boots to the rescue

Those white rubber boots so ubiquitous around Louisiana’s fishing docks have been turned into a publicity tool in a new campaign to help local shrimpers establish new markets for their product around the country. A group of Louisiana shrimpers calling…

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

This weeks recipe is from our sister publication Louisiana Life. Dr. John Beyt's Courtbouillon 1 (5-to-6 pound) gaspergoo, dressed, with head on 3 quarts water 1 tablespoon salt 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup flour 2 cups onions, chopped 1…

JULIA STREET –

Dear Julia, Near Orange Street are two tall structures that I have called the Orange Street Silos. I have been curious of their history for years. Please tell me about them. Bianca A. Fuentes New Orleans Those aren’t silos, they’re…

SPEAKING OUT

A story that might prove to be one of the year’s most important has not gotten the attention it deserves. We’re talking about the proposal to redevelop the area in the vicinity of the Superdome into a Jazz district and…

LOCAL COLOR –

The late Melvin Springer retold the story of “that Heisman run night” many times outside Mary’s Tavern, that infamous bucket o’ blood on Magazine Street in the Irish Channel. “Me and a coupl’a buddies had been in Mary’s all night…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – Our readers respond

The following comments were submitted via our e-mail news letter subscribers. If you have a comment you would like to submit about this news letter or anything in our magazine please e-mail Errol Laborde at elaborde@neworleansmagazine.com. Informed Subscriber Thanks for…

NEW ORLEANS VOICES – Ron Kotteman

Ron Kotteman, alias "The Roman Candy Man", is still hitting the streets of New Orleans selling his Roman Candy. Ron reminisces about his grandfather who started the business and the adversities he had to overcome. Ron also talks about his…

NEWSBEAT: Head of the International

Two Jefferson Parish public high schools will join the ranks of a prestigious international education program known for academic rigor and intercultural understanding this coming school year. John Ehret High School in Marrero and Riverdale High School in Jefferson will…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

Almost every conversation I have turns into a discussion of food, drinks, dining, cookbooks, restaurants and chefs; this isn’t shocking given that I write about those things for a living, but it is intense. As always there are new spots…

STREETCAR: Nagin’s Second Term, the first few days

On the day after his reelection, Mayor Ray Nagin spoke to a group at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in the Treme neighborhood. According to a report in The Times-Picayune, Nagin said, “he hoped businesses would join him in creating…

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Pain Perdu, Discovering lost bread

I love New Orleans. It seems like I love it more since Katrina. All the things we hold dear are more important than before, when we took them for granted. Yesterday, I bought my grandson a bubblegum flavored snowball because…

FROM THE EDITOR – OUR GAL JOAN

There has been a new gal in our lives here at the office. Like so much else, this relationship was created by Katrina. This, our annual Top Female Achievers issue, seemed like the right time to acknowledge this person who…

TABLE TALK – L’Expérience Française

Most Americans celebrate only one day in July. On the fourth, they open a can of cheap beer to toast the defeat of King George. In New Orleans, our allegiances aren’t so narrow. Few houses fly Old Glory, but the…

LIAR, LIAR – How to tell who's doing it

Julie and Pat are two attractive New Orleans women. They plan to meet for lunch and an afternoon of shopping. When they meet at the restaurant, Julie is surprised to see her friend wearing a particularly ugly and unflattering dress.…

Lin Emery

Graceful, flowing and modern, “Wave,” the sculpture situated in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art, is a an apt reflection of its maker: Lin Emery. Working as a kinetic sculptor since the 1960s, throughout her career Emery has…

CARING FOR AGING PARENTS

Despite the fact that she dedicated more than 16 years to caring for her mother, Janice Zazulak still feels a lot of guilt. Zazulak, a practice manager for a group of physicians in Metairie, began looking after her mom when…

MARQUEE: places to go, people to see, things to do

The Curtain Calls Theater lights are shining brightly this month with plays and musicals to suit all tastes. • Tulane Summer Lyric is staging two musicals: “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Pippin.” “Bye Bye Birdie,” July 6 to 9, is about…

ERROL LABORDE: HAIL TO THE CHIEFS

TOP TEN PRESIDENTS WHO INFLUENCED NEW ORLEANS This being the week for celebrating Independence, here is my thoroughly subjective list of the Top Ten Presidents who have had the most impact on New Orleans. For the sake of cheap drama…

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Veal Sweetbreads

This week's recipe comes from our sister publication St. Charles Avenue Magazine. You can pick up your copy at over 300 locations around town or subscribe for home delivery for only $17 a year by calling (504) 828-1380. Iris Chef…