New Orleans Magazine - November 2009

RESTAURANT INSIDER

A wise man once told me: “Never debate politics with a fig tree.” By wise, of course, I mean drunk, but you can’t quibble with the accuracy of the advice: fig trees are truly awful conversationalists. I hope what follows…

SHARING THE WEALTH

The architect who designed Huey Long’s state capitol designed this Uptown home for himself.

Meals with a mission

The hostesses smile broadly at the Crescent City Café, the cooks work quickly to plate breakfast and the waiters hustle to get it all out to their guests. But no one here is in it for tips. Rather, the people…

MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT

Four years ago this Thanksgiving we all might have been forgiven if we asked ourselves, “Just what is it we’re supposed to be thankful for this year?” With our houses – if they survived – smelling of mold, our lawns…

WILLIAM FERRIS’ SOUTH

In 1993, New Orleans Museum of Art put on a grand folk art exhibition called “Passionate Visions” and invited William Ferris, a founder of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at Ole Miss, to give a lecture. Ferris’…

READ AND SPIN

20 hits on Joint’s Jumpin’, based off of the taped-live local show at Harrah’s, will have you singing and shaking your booty in no time. New Orleans rhythm-and-blues classics such as “Tell It Like It Is” and “Blueberry Hill” are…

Flea enterprise takes off

The Internet auction site e-Bay has millions of items for sale, but a pair of new local flea markets have a few things the online giant never will, like the sound of live music, the smell of food cooking outdoors…

Reel to Real

Photographed by Eugenia Uhl            Fashion Editor: Tracee DundasProps & memorabilia provided by Berning Productions and LA Film Museum  

END GAME

My mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, reads the obituaries every day and cross-checks them against her Christmas card list.“You got to face facts, Modine,” she says to me. “No sense sending a Merry Christmas card when you ought to be sending a…

Health Beat

As the incidence of both seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus are on the rise (and on the minds of many concerned individuals), The Lakeview Regional Medical Center Emergency Department is entirely staffed by physicians who are board-certified in Emergency…

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

READY ... SET ... LAUNCH!

Wanna start a business? It is just possible that the time is right in New Orleans.The local climate for startups has received considerable attention of late. That is because the national business press has picked up on New Orleans’ trend…

Animal Nature

Local Pet Owners express why our furry – and fur-less – creatures beguile us.

New Orleans Top Lawyers 2009

Once again we provide our annual list of Top Lawyers in the New Orleans area. This year we have used the data collection services of a different company, Martindale-Hubbell. The New Providence, N.J.-based company is affiliated with the LexisNexis Corporation.…

MIXING IT UP FOR THANKSGIVING

In most places, the turkey or the ham is the star of Thanksgiving dinner but not here. In the South, it’s the dressing. Maybe that’s because our dressings are so darn good. You don’t see a simple bread dressing or…

BALDWIN WOOD’S NYDIA

On May 10, 1956, the 77-year-old engineer Baldwin Wood set sail from Biloxi to Horn Island, Miss., accompanied only by his dog. What happened next was later described in a letter by charter boat operator Captain Louis Gorenflo: There was…