New Orleans Magazine - May 2021

Kim Lewis

In a city with an entire parade dedicated to the Roman god of wine (Bacchus, for those not up on our Roman or Mardi Gras knowledge) it’s surprising that functioning wineries aren’t popping up all over New Orleans. When Kim…

The Dawning of Normal

I don’t know if it’s the change of the season – summer is right there on the horizon – or what, but suddenly I’m feeling plunged back into real, actual life, and I’m not entirely sure I’m ready.  It’s almost…

You Go Girl

After nearly a year of Zoom happy hours and small shindigs on someone’s back porch, you and your best gals are probably ready for a proper “Girls Night Out.” You know, one that entails getting dressed up in a new…

Picnic to Go

pdf Larder Gourmet Market + Eatery - the new go-to spot for good eats in Metairie - features a chef-sourced meat and cheese case (alongside a basket of Gracious Bakery baguettes), filled with jams, jellies, nuts, crackers, and even the…

The Seersucker Revolt

guy Revolutions sometimes start in the presence of a bottle of wine. This was probably one of them. A man I know had dropped by the office with a mission on his mind. It was mid-September. A week earlier he…

Grace Kaynor

As an interior designer and co-owner of Sotre, a Magazine Street store specializing in sustainable home décor, Grace Kaynor of Grace Kaynor Designs keeps her fingers on the pulse of the design world. These days, she finds the latest trends…

Top Female Achievers

ugh Each year, New Orleans Magazine features women who are making a difference across the community. The past year has provided many challenges , but each of the 11 Female Achievers we spotlight here have handled the challenges. They've put…

1897

Most New Orleanians are familiar with the Old Mint, that hulking Greek Revival building that sits at the foot of Esplanade Avenue at the river, but few know of its long and colorful history. Seen in this 1897 photograph, a…

Julia Street: Before Juan’s

tie Hi Julia, Hi Poydras, Juan’s Flying Burrito occupies the space at 5538 Magazine St., but it was home to a home-cooking restaurant in the 1970s that was frequented by business types, students and neighborhood residents. My husband, a native…

Garden Party

This striking statement necklace is the perfect gift for mom. Great for everyday or a festive soiree, the piece is made from hoplite, jasper and brass on a 19-inch chain, and provides an excellent pop of color. Available at Perch,…

News + Notes

ugh “Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” Shows are back on at BB’s Stage Door Canteen at the National World War II Museum. From May 21-30, check out “Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr.” Born in…

Down South

hjf Oxford, Mississippi’s a small town with a whole lot of enjoyment. You’ll want to spend at least a long weekend in this Ole Miss haven to have enough time to follow in the footsteps of William Faulkner, dine your…

In the Pink

ugh Latitude 29 owner and tiki maestro Jeff Berry created the Pink Moon during the pandemic when he was really missing his French Quarter bar. He began with a new guava purée that he was excited to try, then added…

Snake Eat Snake World

Since this is the May issue of New Orleans Magazine, I thought I would write an homage to all the mothers of the world, particularly my own, this being Mother’s Day month. And then I saw a ginormous water moccasin…

Spice is Right

Aficionados of Middle Eastern cuisine have a compelling option in Saj, a picturesque new restaurant on Magazine Street that opened quietly during the pandemic’s peak last summer. With its crisp, contemporary design featuring splashes of bold color and elegant tile,…

From the Editor

I recently ventured out for a small luncheon with some of my girlfriends. Out. Of my house. We had all been thoroughly vaccinated and had waited the proper post-shot wait period, so we decided to celebrate a birthday, as well as…

Taco Time

The Tacos Hennicano at Juan’s Flying Burrito: A Creole Taqueria (juansflyingburrito.com) literally inspired me to write a contemporary New Orleans cookbook (Fun, Funky & Fabulous, Pelican Publishing, 2015). Back in 2013 or so, my then teenage daughter and I wandered…

Regular People

My mother-in-law Ms. Larda and her friends are all excited about the Metamucil Challenge.  It ain’t like the ice bucket challenge.  I got to explain.  Before COVID, what Ms. Larda worried about most, health wise, was blockage. Whenever she read…

Spring Spritz

hfh A new bubbly and bright canned cocktail from Ketel One, dubbed Botanical Vodka Spritz, is blooming with real botanicals and has expanded its launch to 11 new states, including Louisiana. The 73-calorie cocktail has no carbs, no added sugar,…

Workers’ Compensation, LLC
Face of Workers’ Compensation

Following law school at Loyola University New Orleans, Corey Fitzpatrick started his career defending employers against workers’ compensation claims. After handling many claims on behalf of employers, Corey decided to become an advocate for injured workers. Since then, Corey has…

EveryBody Wellness
Face of Wellness

The premier weight loss and wellness center of New Orleans, EveryBody Wellness offers individualized plans to help clients reach their personal goals. With a staff of Registered Nurses and trained and certified Weight Loss Coaches, EveryBody Wellness is the leading…

South Paws Veterinary Specialists
Face of Veterinary Care

Clients travel from all over the surrounding states to take advantage of South Paws Veterinary Specialists’ services and expertise. Now in its 11th year, South Paws is a locally owned, boutique-style veterinary specialty clinic founded by the late “Dr. Bob”…

Urban Systems, Inc.
Face of Traffic Engineering

The premier firm for providing quality traffic engineering and transportation planning services, Urban Systems, Inc. has been solving transportation issues in Louisiana since its founding in 1974. A Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise that is 100 percent Woman Owned, Urban Systems,…

SukhoThai
Face of Thai Cuisine

New Orleans and Thailand have a lot in common—Keith and Supreeya Scarmuzza would know, having both lived in these two regions known for their cuisine. A native of Bangkok with a grandmother who grew her own herbs and made her…

Select Stone LLC
Face of Stone

With three locations across South Louisiana, Select Stone is the premier local source for granite, marble, quartzite, quartz and soapstone. Across its New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Broussard locations, Select Stone offers over 400 in-stock colors inspected for quality and…

Workers’ Compensation, LLC
Face of Social Security Disability Law

As a member of Workers’ Compensation, LLC, Suzette Murphy handles workers’ compensation claims and leads the firm’s Social Security Disability section. She and her team navigate Louisiana residents unable to work through all stages of the difficult Social Security process.…

America’s Mortgage Resource
Face of Reverse Mortgage

Alison Calamia loves dispelling myths, specifically myths about reverse mortgage. As a Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional—and the person who brought reverse mortgage products to Louisiana 30 years ago—Alison enjoys connecting with customers and relaying how this product can transform their lives.…

Crescent City Retirement Group
Face of Retirement Planning

New Orleans native Anthony Cangemi has been providing independent, local financial solutions since 2008. Anthony is an independent advisor representative with Crescent City Retirement Group (CCRG), a registered investment advisory firm, and also president of Crescent City Insurance Group, LLC.…

Team Right Side
Face of Real Estate

In 2018, Sam Poché and Jennifer Saltaformaggio—after decades of success—decided to team up and let their complementary traits create an even better real estate partnership. Considering the tongue-twisting nature of “Saltaformaggio,” the two decided to forego their last names, instead…

Southland Plumbing Supply
Face of Plumbing Supplies

Originally founded in 1967 by Alan Vinturella’s father, Southland Plumbing Supply has enjoyed consistent growth in both its business and family. Alan joined the company in 1972 and has since welcomed his own children, Chad and Loni, as the third…