New Orleans Magazine - July 2013

The Best New Restaurants in New Orleans

Usually over lunch, sandwiches brought to the office, our food writers and members of the editorial staff gather to determine the year’s group of best new restaurants in New Orleans. Such a conversation could easily stretch into dinner because there…

Three New Eateries To Try in New Orleans

Thrive Foods got off to an inauspicious start earlier this year. The business, a partnership between chef Rob Faust and Peter Menge, right, provides prepared food for pick-up at the Laurel Street Bakery, with other locations to be announced. Thrive’s…

The Music According to Gwen Thompkins

Gliding through traffic my car radio yielded the soft, mellifluous cadences of Allen Toussaint discussing Bright Mississippi – an album high in the New Orleans canon. The light was red at Carrollton and Washington avenues when Toussaint gave credit to…

Interview with Trixie Minx

One of New Orleans' top burlesque performers talks about the shows she produces and how she got the name Trixie Minx.

SoBou

New Orleans’ Best New Restaurants 2013

Read & Spin

HEALTH You might find it funny that a New Orleanian would write a book about cutting back on sugar, but that’s what dermatologist and Tulane University clinical associate professor Patricia Farris has done with The Sugar Detox. Farris and co-author…

Cocktail Recipe: ‘‘Tales’’ Is Very Cool

The headline tells the truth, but it isn’t something you expect to find in July in New Orleans. Staying cool in that month in this place is a challenge of the highest order. But the annual Tales of the Cocktail…

Something New in Tremé

A national nonprofit developer of real estate for arts organizations is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to transform a long-blighted Tremé school property into a center of arts and culture for its neighborhood. Artspace, which is based in Minneapolis,…

WAYFARE

New Orleans’ Best New Restaurants 2013

John Preble and His Whimsical Abita Springs Museum

The faded red gasoline pump stuck in some Pleistocene age at “34 cents a gallon” should be the first tipoff that things may be somewhat amiss inside this building a stone’s throw from the circle at Abita Springs. There is…

DINING GUIDE

Grace your Day Gracious Bakery + Cafe, 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, 301-3709, GraciousBakery.com To the new Gracious Bakery + Cafe, Megan Forman brings years of experience in great kitchens such as Payard in New York City and…

Going Deep

Marine firms ride waves of demand from Big Oil, military

When Bathing Suits Are Too Small

Ever notice how over the years, bathing suits have gotten smaller? This would make sense if people had gotten smaller, too. But most people have expanded. So we got to stretch less and less bathing suit over more and more…

Top Female Achievers 2013

There is no novelty in there being worthy achievers who are female. There is, however, plenty of challenge in determining which ones to single out. Our list isn’t necessarily claiming to present the best of the year, rather these are…

Sister Act: Answering the Sibling Question

The sibling question is such a hard one for me to successfully answer, and I get asked it all the time. Everyone does. It is a typical “get to know you” question, ostensibly harmless: “Do you have any brothers or…

Salmonella: A Heated Discussion

Salmonella: The mere mention of the four-syllable word strikes fear in diners and restaurant owners worldwide. Many different bacteria and viruses can cause foodborne illness, but Salmonella is the classic. Contaminated fresh eggs used for making hollandaise sauce once caused…

MARIZA

New Orleans’ Best New Restaurants 2013

Healthbeat

As the saying goes, there’s an app for that: LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) audiologists say smartphone apps are effective in monitoring noise levels to protect one’s hearing. Annette Hurley, assistant professor of audiology at LSUHSC, and Eric Arriaga, a…

Bringing Early American Style to the University Area

Located in the University Area of New Orleans, the circa 1920s Federal-style home of Timothy “Tim” Fields is a study in simplicity. “I have always admired all things in the Federal style, from architecture to furnishings,” Fields says. “The architecture…

Assessing a New Orleans Inspector

It took years for New Orleans to appoint its first Inspector General, a position charged with rooting out fraud and waste in city government. But when it came time for the board that oversees this office to weigh in on…

Finding Terrilynn Monette

I happened to be standing in front of the family of Terrilynn Monette when her car was pulled out of Bayou St. John Sat., June 8. Since the popular grade school teacher disappeared last March after a night of celebrating…

Why So Many New Restaurants in New Orleans?

Someone recently asked me why there are so many new restaurants in New Orleans. The simple answer is to confess that I don’t know, but why let ignorance stand in the way? Since this is our Best New Restaurants issue,…