New Orleans Magazine - July 2011

Gin Fizz by Another Name

Historically, public houses and pharmacies were places that dispensed all manner of beverages for social and medicinal purposes. Louis Dufilho, America’s first licensed pharmacist who provided medicines and “mixed potions” to cure what was ailing you, practiced in New Orleans.…

Karen Swensen

After a long, hard day at work, sometimes you’re just not ready for the 6 p.m. news. Dinner, then some comedy or crime drama on TV, or perhaps a book and a nice martini – anything to help wind down…

Read & Spin

CD  Tin Fish Tango is the third album from New Orleans’ experimental jazz group Plunge. It is also their second album sans drums, but bassist James Singleton and visiting sousaphonist Kirk Joseph (of Dirty Dozen Brass Band fame) keep the…

DINING GUIDE

Courting Casual Diners The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., 522-7261; Court Tavern Po-Boys, 614 Bourbon St., courtoftwosisters.comLocals know The Court of Two Sisters for its daily jazz brunch buffet, but the restaurant also offers a casual dining experience…

Learning Local, Growing Global

The International High School of New Orleans is too new to have a graduating class yet, but this CBD charter school still ended the 2010-’11 academic year with cause for celebration. That is because the school joined the ranks of…

New Orleans Top Female Achievers

 If you would like to attend our annual Top Female Achievers Luncheon on July 13, 2011 at the W. Hotel Please call Kristi Ferrante at (504) 830-7264.     There was a time when any woman who filled what was perceived as being…

New Orleans as a Brain Magnet

You could call it our entrepreneurial “spring.” Creative enterprise is coming into full bloom in New Orleans, as evidenced by the fact that it’s increasingly difficult to keep up with all the business success stories. Consider William Kethman, a 24-year-old…

Vein Ambition

The legs is the last to go. That’s what my mama always said.Mine ain’t gone yet, but when I look at them in the mirror I got to admit, I miss pantyhose.To be in style these days, you got to…

New Orleans Best New Restaurants

      They keep on coming, and the city is better for it. Restaurants, more than any other business, seem to be a popular measure of recovery progress. Maybe that’s because eateries are so high profile that more people pay attention to…

Fur Enough

A once-thriving fur trade brought down by political correctness and a South American rodent.

Health Beat

• A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on rats revealed that those who lead sleep-deprived lifestyles could suffer from impaired functioning without even realizing it. The more rats are sleep-deprived, the more some of their neurons take “catnaps”…

The Truth About Wine

Sitting across the table from me at one of those New Orleans Wine & Food Experience events was a guy who owned a winery in Napa Valley. I seized the opportunity to ask him something I had been wondering about.…

From Prime Cuts to Primary Care

An address long associated with fat steaks and power lunches is being turned into a place for better health and community access for New Orleanians of all walks of life. Tulane University is transforming the former Ruth’s Chris Steak House…

New Orleans Restaurant Insider

Tales of the Cocktail kicks off its ninth annual celebration of drinks and the folks who make them on Wed., July 20. Although most of the seminars, parties and workshops are available only to registered guests, anyone can attend one…

Letters

The Man Who Ran Before the Parades Ed. Note: In our April 2011 issue, Julia Street answered a question about an elderly runner who used to precede Carnival parades. In our May 2011 issue, a reader provided more information about…

Long Live the Garden Sprouts

Lunch this day was at the Courtyard Café inside the New Orleans Museum of Art. As I wrangled my way toward a seat with a view I heard a voice from a nearby table. I turned and saw about a…

Giving Credit to the Corps

Ever since its creation in 1775, the Army Corps of Engineers has been vulnerable to criticism. By nature, the Corps deals with some of the most demanding construction projects in the nation, those that are necessary for places to survive…

Lost Sediment: A Wasted Flood

The historic flood stages coursing through the Mississippi River this spring reminded the nation of the power inherent in its largest river. For some closer to the issues in southeast Louisiana, however, the experience represented a missed opportunity to capitalize…

3 Ways to Cool Off This Summer

With the hot weather on the rise, New Orleanians are always looking for ways to cool down. Here are some tips for beating the heat this summer.