New Orleans Magazine - September 2006

RESTAURANT GUIDE 2006

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT819 Rue Conti581.3866www.broussards.comBroussard’s is known for classic dishes such as our delicious starters; Crabmeat Ravigote, New Orleans Crabcakes and Oysters any way you like them. These can be followed by mouth-watering entrees like Louisiana Bouillabaisse, and Salmon Jean Lafitte.…

ERROL LABORDE: THOUGHTS ON SATURDAY'S ELECTION

GOOD FOR JIM DONELON Jim Donelon¹s first round victory in the primary caps off a political career that has had highs and heartbreaks. Donelon is a decent guy whose pedigree is from a once prominent Jefferson parish political family. His…

LOCAL COLOR:

Delilah Methe stands on a red rectangular rug in her kitchen and can’t resist telling you: “See this rug, I made it by hand by sewing 6,000 two-square inch pieces of material together ... It was painstaking.” Then there are…

CHRONICLES OF RECENT HISTORY: PICTURE PERFECT

They should bottle spit – it’s the best glass cleaner!” according to famed New Orleans photographer C. Bennett Moore, as recalled by his granddaughter, Eugenie Stoll Ragan, who was only seven years old when her grandfather died in 1939. “I…

NEWSBEAT: A green gallery blooms

A new gallery space in the St. Roch neighborhood opened this summer with an exhibit featuring a medium in no short supply on New Orleans’ post-Katrina streets: garbage and debris. The exhibit, titled “Art is Garbage,” includes: sculptures made from…

WHY THE SAINTS NEED TO BE IN NEW ORLEANS – FOREVER

Even more painful than the Saints’ dismal 3-13 record last season was the thought of our team playing its home games in another town. Lest anyone forget, the Saints are of and about New Orleans. The franchise was created because…

SPEAKING OUT: We need our own airlines

Here is the paradox: For New Orleans to get more airline service we need to attract more business. To attract more business we need more airline service. Standing in back of the room are the airlines who don’t care how…

NEWSBEAT: Space mission continues

The planned retirement of the nation’s space shuttle program at the end of the decade was a source of concern for local business leaders, since it put into question the future of two major economic hubs for the region with…

HEALTH: The lice wars

Yes, I have had students with them, but I will get in trouble with my principal if I talk to you about it,” whispers an elementary school teacher from a private school. All I needed was background information. I promised…

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Juliet Hainkel calls herself “a lifelong New Orleanian” with strong Uptown ties. She lived near Audubon Park, and she and a partner, Desiree Petitbon, operated Basics Underneath, a chic lingerie shop on Magazine St. Right after Hurricane Katrina, the pair…

ERROL LABORDE: LINDY AT THE VATICAN

This past week marked twenty years since Pope John Paul II visited in New Orleans . (He arrived Sept. 11, 1987.) The anniversary brings to mind one of the New Orleanians who knew John Paul best. Stories have surfaced about…

MODINE: THE PRBLM WI TXT MSGS

Maybe it’s just the Zoloft talking, but my friend Awlette claims you can find something good about anything, even hurricane evacuations. For instance, she says, after Katrina we all learned new technological skills – like how to text message on…

RESTAURANT INSIDER

So much to say, so little space… Soul Searching Mike Collins, right, (Executive Chef of the Windsor Court’s New Orleans Grill) has been checking out the local food scene and making hook-ups with vendors at the Crescent City Farmers’ Market…

PERSONA: JOHN BLANCHER

Age: 53 Family: Married for 31 years to wife, Deborah; son, John (“Johnny”) Anthony Blancher; daughter, Eve Hankins; four grandchildren, with one on the way. Resides: Mid-City High school: Archbishop Rummel High School College: Loyola University for his freshman year,…

STREETCAR: Limericks for our Times

Local life lately has not always had rhyme or reason. Since reason remains elusive, here at least is a feeble attempt to find rhyme. • Bill Jefferson was quite a teaser. His invitation was really a pleaser: “Come over for…

MUSIC -

Paul Soniat sings the Katrina blues Paul Soniat, who happens to live on the Uptown Street that bears his name, is a pianist and songwriter grappling with the world remade by Katrina. In his new CD, Below the Waterline, Soniat…

NEWSBEAT - IMAX tells Katrina story to the world

Timing was everything for the latest large-format film now being shown at the Entergy IMAX Theater, Hurricane on the Bayou, which examines New Orleans’ vulnerability to hurricanes from wetlands loss in coastal Louisiana. “It was being filmed with the question…

MARQUEE - Places to Go, People to See, Things to Do

LIFE IMiTATES ART L’Imitation of Life – New Orleans-based Running With Scissors’ comical rendition of the 1959 Technicolor hit Imitation of Life, can be seen Sept. 8-Oct. 1. A group of five actors and one actress will take on the…

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Oysters Rockfeller

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER 3 dozen oysters 1 10-oz. package chopped spinach, thawed and pressed dry 1 stick butter 1 bunch green onions, chopped; green and white parts divided 3 stalks celery with tops, chopped with tops divided 1/2 bell pepper, chopped…

PEOPLE TO WATCH 2006

Serving as chairman of the Housing & Redevelopment Task Force for the Louisiana Recovery Authority, co-chair of St. Bernard’s Citizen Recovery Committee and vice president of the New Orleans Zephyrs – and all of that before his “real” job as…