New Orleans Magazine - July 2014

Covers That Might Have Been

Our two main features this month are Top Female Achievers and Best New Restaurants. There was a time when a German transplant named Elizabeth Kettenring could have won both awards in the same year. The only problem, at least for…

Vive La France

Several years ago I was at a breakfast where the then-French Ambassador to the United States was the center of attention. Over a selection of breads that certainly reflected frugality in the French entertainment budget, the ambassador received questions. Most…

DINING GUIDE

Square Root to Offer Abbreviated Eight- to Nine-Course Menu 1800 Magazine St., 309-7800, SquareRootNola.com Chef Phillip Lopez’s newly opened Square Root restaurant in the Lower Garden District will offer a $95 eight- to nine-course tasting menu on Tuesdays through Thursdays.…

HEALTHBEAT

In May, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco alternatives to people under the age of 18. The bill by state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, merged the gap in the law regarding new…

New Orleans East to Increase Access to Healthcare

New Orleans East will receive a portion of the $105 Million BP settlement awarded to coastal communities affected by the oil disaster, a settlement which will increase access to healthcare for Gulf Coast residents. The initiative will be led by…

Art Teachers Receive Funds

Three New Orleans high school art teachers were selected to receive a total of $3,270 in much-needed supplies for the art programs they supervise. This year’s recipients are Beverly Cook, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, Orleans Parish ($1,335); Rickey Henry, Lake…

Amazon Increases Delivery Competition

Amazon.com recently expanded its Sunday delivery service to 15 cities, including New Orleans. The original Sunday delivery service, which began last November, only included New York and Los Angeles. “We’re pleased to be delivering more packages on Sunday and just…

Cam Jordan

As Cameron Jordan is walking into the building where I will interview him, a woman walking her large gray poodle is also entering. The poodle immediately gravitates toward the Saints defensive end, and soon I’m treated to the adorable image…

Southern Style

When many people think of the south, especially New Orleans, they think of those sprawling manses housing gorgeous antiques. But as it turns out, the South doesn’t get as much credit as other places do for their contributions to the…

Liberation Landings

The D-Day anniversary gives more reasons to re-visit The National World War II Museum.

Read & Spin

NON-FICTION For anyone who has ever wondered about the story behind New Orleans’ often historically, sometimes colorfully and occasionally whimsically-named streets, Hope & New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names is your new best resource. Author, historian and…