New Orleans Magazine - October 2012

The Truth About Beer

These are fighting words, I know, but I maintain that all beers taste alike – at least all beers of a kind. Sure, there is a big difference between Dixie Blackened Voodoo and Abita Purple Haze, but among all non-light…

Letters

DAILY recollection Re: “Picayune Memories,” Chronicles column by Carolyn Kolb. August 2012 issue. The story by Carolyn Kolb was special. I have good memories of the times about which she relates and also knew a number of people who worked…

New Orleans’ Media Makeovers

We Welcome the City’s New Daily We never thought we would be writing these words, but here goes: “We welcome this month New Orleans’ new daily newspaper, The Advocate.” There is both joy and sadness to the announcement. We very…

MARQUEE

OUR TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH’S EVENTS

Mark Romig

I love my job,” says Mark Romig at the conclusion of our interview. And I think, why not? Romig promotes the city of New Orleans. But for those of you who think tourism is something that drives itself – I’m sure…

Business Builder in Central City

A local nonprofit that helps people jumpstart their own small businesses and get ahead has opened a new hub and incubator that aims to do something similar for an entire corridor of small businesses with a long history in New…

Grow Dat Grows in City Park

It is hard to miss the small campus of buildings marking the entrance to Grow Dat Youth Farm, which operates from a once-obscure stretch of New Orleans City Park. After all, these buildings, fashioned from recycled shipping containers, are painted…

Healthbeat

Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure fundraiser, which benefits the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, will take place this year Oct. 18-21, with a kickoff gala Oct. 17. The LCRC is a cancer research partnership…

Benson Tower Goes Green

A New Orleans skyscraper that once stood as a symbol of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation is now being praised as an example of the city’s future. The newly renovated Benson Tower, the 26-story office building adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, was…

Read&Spin

CD After listening to the eponymous album by the band Louisiana Atmosphere, you’ll quickly learn that the six members of the band are proud of their love for New Orleans. With song titles including “If You Don’t Like Jazz” and…

Death and The Times-Picayune

All her life, my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, woke up to the thump of The Times-Picayune on her front porch. Not no more. Now she will only hear it on certain days of the week. “I got to pick out which…

The Bees and Me

My admiration for honeybees is great; I just don’t like taking showers with them. That had increasingly become a problem when a group of bees established a colony near the roof next to my kitchen and a bathroom. According to…

Changes: In the weather and in kitchens

What passes for fall in New Orleans is upon us, and while we can’t compete with the color show in New England, we can at least take solace in the comparatively cooler weather. The cooling temperatures, of course, don’t mean…

A Month for Diverse Spirits

If there ever was a community where diversity works, it has to be New Orleans. There are so many divergent and different viewpoints here that it’s a wonder we can ever agree on anything. But we do (sometimes). And it…

DINING GUIDE

10 Ways to Experience Football at Café B Café b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 934-4700, cafeb.com Many of us are happy when football season arrives, but finding the right venue every week to watch the game can sometimes be a…

Guy Things

In which local men reveal some of their kitchen creations