New Orleans Magazine - November 2019

Last Call: Fun With Zombies

We cannot prove whether Ernest Gantt was born in New Orleans or not, but that is the legend.  What is easier to prove is that this hospitality character became the renowned Donn the Beachcomber, opened an international string of Tiki-style…

In Pursuit of Real Barbecue

Memories: in this case, an afternoon as a kid when our family was invited to someone’s backyard for a barbecue. Backyards were a big deal back then, as the suburbs expanded and new houses were built featuring spots of green…

Family Thanksgiving

The Gunches usually have Thanksgiving at my sister-in-law Gloriosa’s, seeing as she has the biggest house. Now, even though she’s a perfectionist and wound pretty tight, Thanksgiving is pretty easy on her. Her house is always clean, so she just…

November

The Bloody Mary Festival The Howlin’ Wolf will host The Bloody Mary Festival on November 2 and 3. Aficionados of the classic alcoholic beverage will be able to sample a wide variety of Bloody Marys, as well as local food…

When the Past is Present

Two life-changing moments hit award-winning teacher Christopher Dier at the age of 21. The first struck in a Constitutional law class in his senior year of college. He took the opposing side of a disagreement about arresting Vietnam War draftees…

Top Lawyers

  Most people hope not to need them, but when they do, they want the good ones on their side. To help with that we present our annual list of Top Lawyers. The list was prepared by Detroit-based Professional Research…

A Modern Presentation

Many sushi restaurants are cookie-cutter, offering interchangeable lists of the same sushi and sashimi choices. Perhaps they are differentiated by a selection of specialty rolls but, more often than not, one seems much like the other. This is most certainly…

News From the Kitchen

Em Trai Sandwich Co.  Em Trai Sandwich Co. had a very short trip from its initial location inside the St. Roch Market to its new home in the New Orleans Healing Center. The menu includes pho, bao, salads and both…

When Music Meets Food

November is rapidly becoming one of the most popular months for festivals and parties that bring together the music and food of New Orleans. Things kick off on the 2nd with the inaugural Abita Fall Fest. This one-day festival will…

Pit Perfect

Though largely unheralded outside of their respective neighborhoods, New Orleans has long had a smattering of barbecue restaurants that are respected and sought after for cooking low-and-slow over wood-fueled rigs. “The purveyors and the customers were mostly black and the…

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia, Of a recent trip to the Barataria Unit of Jean Lafitte National Park, I saw the biggest grasshopper I’ve seen in my life. My companion said it was called a  Lubber or a Devil’s Horse. If these enormous…

Thanksgiving

On one weekend last month, the opera Carmen was performed at the Mahalia Jackson Theater; nearby the Broadway roadshow of the musical “Wicked” was making a return engagement to the city. That Sunday, the Saints faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…

Streetcar: The Season of ‘99

As season openers went it was promising. The Saints began the 1999 season on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Featuring a squad that carried two Heisman trophy winners: Danny Wuerffel, a quarterback out of the University of Florida, and…

Kevin Belton

Kevin Belton knows how to cook up a good time in the kitchen. He often appears on WYES (and PBS stations across the country) and on WWLTV morning programs armed with the trinity, a larger than life laugh and sense…

Going Too Fast

Excerpted from Eve Crawford Peyton’s blog, Joie d’Eve,  which appears each Friday on MyNewOrleans.com “I can’t wait till I have my own room,” Ruby said wistfully the other day. Her stepbrother, Elliot, is a senior this year and will be…

Struck by the Clock

Stop the presses! I have an idea. A really good one. But wait, I guess it’s too late. There are no presses to stop. The presses are gone, actually. Along with everything else that used to be part of the…

A Cajun Theme

Sometimes the dressings outweigh the turkey at my family’s Thanksgiving table. There are those, including me, who must have oyster dressing. A simple cornbread dressing pleases those who don’t like oysters, and you might as well count the must-have mirliton…

Three’s a Charm

“Any first floor in New Orleans post-Katrina should be considered indoor/outdoor space,” said John Gonzalez, wryly referring to one of the guiding principles that influenced the recent renovation of the Broadmoor house he shares with his wife Tricia Weeks. The…

Senior Care

It’s easy to worry about loved ones who’ve worried over us from the time we were born. As we grow older, our responsibilities shift into caretaker roles—eventually mom and dad need a little extra help, whether it’s getting to and…

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

As a medical specialty, orthopedics and sports medicine covers a vast number of conditions and injuries. Sports fans know well the injuries their favorite athletes are prone to, from torn ligaments and broken bones to sprained ankles and tennis elbow.…

Legal Services

In movies and news, attorneys don’t always get the glory—they’re often portrayed as doing the devil’s work, scheming behind the scenes to take over this or take advantage of that. And while the devil is in the details, it’s digging…