New Orleans Magazine - June 2019

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

  Ask Leah Chase what soul food is and she’ll say, “It’s food that soothes you when you eat it. It fills you up. It tastes good. Anybody in the South has been eating it all his life.” She should…

Gutter Punks

I’m conflicted. I find myself re-examining a matter upon which I was quite certain my mind was made up with no chance of equivocation. At issue here are the gutter punks, that vast, unbeloved subculture run roughshod over the French…

Café Navarre

New Orleans is a city of distinct neighborhoods each with its own personality, flavor and favorite haunts. Yet even food writers can slip into a rut of covering the same beats – Warehouse District, Magazine Street and the Quarter –…

Festing and Feasting

As the summer really gets going in earnest, there are a couple of excellent smaller festivals to look out for and of course our sister festival—Bonnaroo just up the road in Tennessee. Things kickoff with The Oyster Festival at Woldenberg…

The Importance of Cornbread

On college football nights in Louisiana there is a cheer for the home team that must boggle out-of-state fans: “Hot boudin, cold cush, cush; come on (name team) push, push, push.” (Both “cush” and “push” are pronounced to rhyme as…

A Civil Discussion

We support an idea about what to do with the empty space on the monument where the statue of Robert E. Lee once stood. The suggestion? Do nothing, leave the space empty, at least for a while. This idea is…

News From the Kitchen

Gianna Gianna, an Italian restaurant from the Link Restaurant Group, opened in late April in the CBD. Executive chef Rebecca Wilcomb, most recently of Herbsaint, heads the kitchen. Wilcomb’s menu focuses on southern Italy, where, much like our local cuisine,…

Top Dentists

SELECTION PROCESS “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists…

Memory Lane

I recently headed out to Pensacola, anticipating a pleasant mini-vacation with the girls – we’d have a cozy night in the hotel before dropping Ruby at her roller derby clinic, and then Georgia and I would explore until she was…

“Claws” and Effect

Television actress Jenn Lyon calls New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter, home for half of the year (the other half, she spends at home in Brooklyn, New York.) Her locally filmed comedy-drama “Claws” on TNT follows the lives of five…

Learning What’s Important

First we had the “Marie Kondo Magic of Tidying Up” to feel guilty about. Now we are hearing about the “Swedish Death Cleaning” (pretty much the same thing, but morbid.) In New Orleans, we got “In-Case-of-Hurricane-Cleaning.” We don’t ask, “Does…

Tulio

The old expression about the best meals served in our internationally respected restaurant town being served in people’s homes is absolutely correct. Every chef within shouting distance will credit their mothers and fathers for setting them on a winning path.…

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia, Poydras, and All God’s Other Little Children, I was just reading your March issue about water meter covers, which reminded me of a recently discovered piece of trivia that shocked my system. Suspect you knew this, but mentioning…

June

New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane – “Much Ado About Nothing” From June 14 - 30, visit Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre to see Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” as part of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at…

In Living Color

Leigh Anne Peters became experienced at home remodeling while doing design work for local builder Mike Bertel of Bertel Construction. During her years in New Orleans, the Mississippi native also befriended contractor Will Erikson of Yazoo Restoration whose work she…

Lafitte Greenway

In a city where land available for commercial development is scarce, it is refreshing to see a strip of green space not only preserved, but transformed into a magnet for new activity, which is what is happening along the corridor…

Streetcar: D-Day Through Time

Some kids were playing on Omaha Beach, building sand castles. Nearby an adult couple walked along the sand at shore’s edge, presumably looking for shells, the nautical kind rather than those fired from cannons. The shards of war have long…

Dental Resources

A confident smile often comes from confidence in pearly white, straight teeth. But a confident smile can also come from confidence in one’s oral health—an ability to eat a sticky treat or crunchy food without worry. Oral health is important…

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic injuries can affect everyone, not just the athlete. Repetitive motions within our bodies cause wear and tear over time, and whether it’s in your shoulder, knees, or spine, an injury or ailment can negatively impact your quality of life.…

Hearing Care

Many people take their senses for granted, assuming as long as they can see, hear, or smell enough, they’ll be able to navigate life okay. Any loss of the senses can have a bigger, more damaging effect on life, however.…

Achieving Wellness

Improving wellness is a growing focus in medicine. Rather than treating the body ailment by ailment, improving overall health and wellness takes a more comprehensive approach to achieving a better functioning body while often serving a preventative role as well.…