New Orleans Magazine - March 2020

Best of Architecture

Rarely have so many works of contemporary architecture come online in New Orleans in a single year as they did in 2019. The new airport terminal, the great enlargement of Historic New Orleans Collection gallery spaces, the new Children’s Museum…

Behind the Times

Once you flush a toilet you can’t take it back. You better be sure that the goldfish is dead. Or, worse, that you don’t happen to be on the phone with somebody important. Because once you flush, they have a…

News From the Kitchen

Laurel Oak The Magnolia Hotel, on Gravier Street, is now home to Laurel Oak, a Southern Brasserie. The restaurant results from a partnership between hotelier Stout Street Hospitality and TAG Restaurant Group, both out of Denver. Local chef Wesley Rabalais…

Drinking History

A cocktail that takes its name from a motorcycle part immediately sets itself off as singular. However, the sidecar is anything but, and is, in fact, another style of the New Orleans mid-19th century curated cocktail, Brandy Crusta.  The sidecar…

Coastal Romance

The earth’s bringing forth of flowers, the warmth of the sun on our faces — spring’s an excellent time to consider heading to the beach, getting outdoors in the balmy weather, sinking our toes in the sand and enjoying the…

Smokin’ Hot

Not long ago, good Southern barbecue was a rare find in New Orleans. A slice of meat drenched in barbecue sauce was about the closest you could get. Shortly before the turn of the 21st century, a few cooks with…

March Events

Harlem Globetrotters Everyone’s favorite high-flying basketball team comes to Lakefront Arena on March 8 to delight and dazzle fans with breathtaking hoops and hilarious physical comedy. Information, arena.uno.edu. LPO: The Music of John Williams The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra takes its…

Sentimental Journeys

Some relatives once recalled to me their honeymoon in 1945. They were married in central Louisiana shortly after he returned home from the war. During that time, many purchases were limited. An uncle gave her some of his ration stamps…

Streetcar by Errol Laborde: Lady New Orleans

Imagine that your dad was known as “Jack the Cat.” That would have probably given you a little more standing on the school playgrounds, especially since dad was a radio DJ at a time when record spinners were idolized by…

BUKU and Hogs

The time for festival season is upon us. This month there are two great spring festivals with the BUKU Music + Art Festival and Hogs For The Cause falling on back-to-back weekends.  Entering its 9th year, BUKU (March 20-21) has…

Parenting Tips

Excerpted from Eve Crawford Peyton’s blog, Joie d’Eve,  which appears each Friday on MyNewOrleans.com As a “seasoned” mom, I often get asked for parenting tips – and I have no idea what to say. My daughter Ruby told me last…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia, I was parking my car in the lot of 2645 Toulouse Street, in front of the SBP building and adjacent to the Broad Theatre. It’s a spot I park in frequently. Today’s rain revealed a white placard in…

Learning From Being a Mom

Mothering suited Jennifer Williams so well she relayed the skills she learned raising three children into a second career – awarding-winning middle school teacher. Big-time award-winning, in fact. After  15 years using natural nurturing techniques teaching 6th and 8th grade…

Theater of Government

We support the idea of relocating New Orleans’ City Hall to the abandoned Municipal Auditorium. The suggestion has been around for a while, but has recently gotten new push from the support of the Cantrell administration, which has $41 million…

Dream Team

When Amanda and Ryan Berger decided to return to New Orleans and renovate a house where they could raise their family, they called in a dream team of experts: architect Lee Ledbetter of Lee Ledbetter & Associates, interior designer Chad…

The Chris Show

It’s weird: When you live in the midst of a secret, it can be hard to grasp that everybody doesn’t know about it. How many times – perhaps even in this issue of the magazine – have you heard the…

Going Greek

It’s not often that a new Greek restaurant opens in New Orleans, let alone one that elevates this cuisine to the level of fine dining. Rockrose, which opened last fall, steps gracefully into this niche. Here at the International House…

Florida Destinations

A state with an enormous coastline, Florida offers beach vacations that vary from the Gulf Coast near the Alabama border all the way up the Atlantic to Georgia. Each segment of coastline offers its own character and charm, from quiet,…

Summer Camps

Camps entail all the best things about school but without all the homework, testing, and stress. Every summer, kids across New Orleans get an opportunity to home in on their particular interests and explore their talents—and the world—in a relaxed…

Home

Home is where the heart is, they say, but by the time summer rolls around, vacation usually draws the heart and mind elsewhere. That’s why it’s important to…

Specialty Medicine

All of the new technologies and procedures available in medicine can be far too much for the average Joe to keep track of; fortunately, specialists across the medical landscape know the advancements available to them. When you’re facing an injury…