New Orleans Magazine - July 2012

DINING GUIDE

Martin Wine is now open for dinner Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 894-7350, MartinWine.com Slaving over a hot stove has never been an appealing image. In New Orleans’ 100-degree heat, it’s an even less attractive idea. Maybe that’s…

Restaurant Rage

We will call her Jane, even though that wasn’t her real name. From many years in news media circles she was known as the “Queen of the Freebies.” She worked for a small, totally insignificant newspaper that hardly anyone ever…

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Gulf History at 4,000 Feet

The wreck of a sailing vessel that has sat silently in the Gulf of Mexico for perhaps 200 years is now beginning to tell tales from its own turbulent times, thanks to a chance discovery and some advanced technology.  …

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A homegrown success story goes global

Super Volunteers

Long before any quarterback takes his first snap in the upcoming NFL season, planning for the pinnacle of that season, Super Bowl XLVII, has been well underway in New Orleans. In fact, the city’s Super Bowl Host Committee is now…

Healthbeat

Ochsner Health System signed a contract with King Abdulaziz University, an institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Faculty, staff and students from the Saudi Arabian university’s college of medicine will be educated and trained at various…

Gospel for Global Peace

Most New Orleanians will instantly recognize the tunes on a newly-released album, which features such traditional numbers as “I’ll Fly Away,” “Down by the Riverside” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” But the lyrics will likely throw some local…

Read&Spin

CD Jimmy Robinson’s latest album, Guitarworks, is almost all guitar, and it certainly all works. Almost all of the 15-track record are Robinson’s original compositions, although he borrows “Hurt” from Trent Reznor, “Little Wing” from Jimi Hendrix and “Eight Miles…

Aunt Bovette – The Final Act

Nothing is easy these days. Not even plopping over dead. I know this because Aunt Bovette from Ohio just did it. It ain’t too tragic thought, because she was 97 and charming as a meter maid with sore feet. I…

Mr. Okra’s Birthday Party

A woman wearing a hat with plastic fruits on it stood at the corner of Lesseps and Burgundy streets pointing to a rainbow that seemed to stretch over Bywater. Those in the street were part of the overflow crowd that…

Let’s Do Launch

Isis Restaurant & Bar (828 Gravier St.) opened recently in the CBD. The restaurant is the first for owner John Soliman, who was born in Egypt and whose previous careers include stints in marketing and marine surveying. He named the…

A More Fitting Name Will Be Hard to Come By

I am not quite certain how New Orleanians got left off the list that includes mad dogs and Englishmen out in the mid-day sun. We  really should be an integral part of that roster. Proof that we’re ready to party…

Best New Restaurants

We suppose it’s a sign of progress that so many new restaurants have opened during the past year. The activity certainly shows confidence in the local economy and is also a tribute to tourism, which provides another level of patrons…