New Orleans Magazine - June 2008

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They Say Tomato, We say Creole TomatoTake a bite into a juicy, red Creole tomato during this steamy month and you’ll feel instantly cooler and a bit healthier, too. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, the tomato is something to celebrate.…

The Doodlebug and Me

My favorite insect is the doodlebug. The relationship between the bug and me developed when I was in grade school. Each morning I waited at the corner for the school bus to arrive. The neighbor at the corner house had…

Farewell to St. Henry's

Ed. Note: In April, Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes announced the closing of 25 Catholic Church parishes throughout the archdiocese of New Orleans. In his book, Historic Churches of Old New Orleans, written prior to Hurricane Katrina, author George Gurtner outlined…

Sweet Story

Oh, Mimi made the most beautiful roses!” photographer Catherine Ledner says of her grandmother’s skill with sugary icing. When Catherine was a teenager she worked in the Metairie bakery where her “Mimi,” Beulah Ledner, created confections that delighted New Orleanians.…

The Word

I am getting ready to go to a fancy wedding and I slip into my pink frilly dress with the bow in the back.But I can’t see to tie it.I live in an apartment behind the Sloth Lounge in the…

Last Call

For over 100 years, even after Louisiana became an official state, it looked as though the French and the Spanish were going to set the tone of New Orleans forever. Then, as New Orleans emerged as a major port, a…

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Take it for granite Surprisingly for some, natural stone is “very affordable,” says Rachel Jones, office manager for Triton Stone Group of New Orleans, a wholesale natural stone yard that provides granite, marble, travertine, onyx and other natural stone products.…

Top 5 Vantage Points

Since we’re celebrating local quirkiness with our cover story, I hereby designate picturesque vantage points as being a form of quirkiness. Not counting the view from the top of local skyscrapers with their panorama of the river’s curves, here, in…

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The art of Amzie AdamsThe All Amzie All The Time Gallery features artwork by local artist Amzie Adams, who describes his style as “post-impressionistic spacialism.” He combines New Orleans “dreamscapes” and psychedelic color palates, explains gallery owner of Lisa Faia.…

NOLA by the Numbers

1966Year the brown pelican officially became Louisiana’s state bird. 4Ingredients in Abita – water, malted barley, yeast and hops. 579Poultry producers in Louisiana (according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry). 10,000Square feet of gallery space at the Contemporary…

30˚90˚ Dining Features

Fired up at 5 Fifty 5The restaurant 5 Fifty 5 offers a fresh approach to food, incorporating New Orleans, Cajun, French, American and Creole cuisine based on a unique wood-fired grill concept. Located inside the Marriott Hotel, 5 Fifty 5…

Belly Up

Atypical visit to Jamila’s Restaurant in the Riverbend might include mergeuz lamb sausage, a steaming clay pot of couscous and, if the dinner happens to be on a Saturday night, a close encounter with the shimmying, shaking, bejeweled spectacle of…

Spotlight on Success

On Friday, June 20, step into the spotlight at Generations Hall for a happening charity event that’s sure to rock New Orleans. Guests will delight during a night of fun, dining and dancing in support of the March of Dimes.…

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

BACCO310 Chartres StreetNew Orleans504.522.2426www.bacco.comChef Chris Montero serves up fresh local seafood and housemade pastas with Creole Italian flair at this chic Ralph Brennan eatery Bon Appetit calls BACCO “a gem”. Don't miss the 10¢ lunch martinis or the Lobster Ravioli…

Best Places to Live

With its colorful mixture of shotgun houses, skyscrapers and elegant mansions, New Orleans has a place for everyone to call home, and whether you want to be right at the center of the action or away from it all, if…

Father's Day Gift Guide

Andrea’s RestaurantGive Andrea’s New Cookbook to your father for Father’s Day! Make your father feel special take him to Andrea’s on June 15th for Father’s Day!3100 19th Street • Metairie504.834.8583 www.andreasrestaurant.com Blue Frog ChocolatesNo more ties to just sit in…

Resources for Health

Whether you consider yourself an athlete or not, the game of life often results in injuries that require the care of medical professionals. Louisiana boasts a number of orthopedic and sports medicine resources to get patients back on track. Orthopedics…

Prevention is the Best Medicine

While the gap between the life expectancy of women and men is narrowing, worldwide men live an average of two years less than women. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the overwhelming killers of American men are heart disease…

97 Quirky New Orleans Discoveries

New Orleans. Endlessly interesting. Mysterious. Offbeat. What can you say about a city that has been through so much, yet remains as vibrant and intriguing as any city in America? We New Orleanians know that we have something special in…

Drawing the Line

This year we’re seeing the first institutional, post-Hurricane Katrina projects come online. They precede a series of publicly funded projects that will make a substantial contribution to the area, including new and refurbished schools, police and fire stations, and libraries.…