New Orleans Magazine - October 2011

Tops of the Town

What are your favorite things about New Orleans? We want to know. Fill in your picks below (You don't have to vote in every category.) We will have a drawing from all entries - both those mailed from our October issue and here online - to award prizes.

Inside: Doing the Male Thing

Back in my grade school baseball-playing days, I couldn’t hit very well, but I could’ve led the league in going through the motions. Standing at home plate I would wave the bat several times as though to cock it in…

Letters

Origin of Ya-Ya Re: Julia Street column (and Music column, by Jason Berry). August 2011 issue I just got my August edition of New Orleans Magazine in the mail today! It being my favorite section, I open it to Julia…

Speaking Out: Let's Keep Mardi Gras out of Halloween

Having a Halloween-themed Carnival-style parade is an idea whose time, we trust, has gone. Originally the idea of float-builder Blaine Kern, whose whole life has been a fountain of new ideas, the first manifestation was the Krewe of Boo. After…

Newsbeat: Game Time

New Orleans is well-known as a sports destination, but lately it’s a different type of game that has people looking to the Crescent City. Economic development officials are pursuing computer game development and other digital media as sectors for job…

Healthbeat

The latest news in health from New Orleans and beyond

Newsbeat: Gators for Gas

Alligators are a common sight around south Louisiana, even on the roadways. In the future, however, they could also end up in our gas tanks. Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently completed a lab study showing the…

Newsbeat: Restaurant Health Reports Now Online

It seems like everyone is rating restaurants online these days, from food bloggers to social media junkies. Now, Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has joined the conversation too, though it’s not concerned with how a dish tasted or…

Read & Spin

CD   Louisiana native country crooner Sammy Kershaw has just released his new album, Better Than I Used to Be. The album also features Larry Paxton, Kevin Grantt, Mark Beckett, Randy McCormick and Rob Hajacos, among others. Kershaw hits all the…

Restaurant Insider: Irish Eyes Are Smiling

New Orleans has an abundance of Irish bars, but until recently there was not a great deal of Irish food. That changed in August, when chef Matt Murphy opened the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.) in the former home…

Dining Guide

Houmas House Plantation’s Latil’s Landing Latil’s Landing, Information: 40136 Highway 942, Darrow, (225) 473-9380, HoumasHouse.com/restaurant.htm Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, one of Houmas House Plantation’s on-site restaurants, Latil’s Landing, is situated in a 230-year old…

Streetcar: Booted

If your car hasn’t gotten booted lately, you should know the good news is that the process of dealing with the agony has gotten a lot easier; the bad news is that it’s now a lot easier to get booted.…