New Orleans Magazine - September 2018

September

TAYLOR SWIFT September is a big month for concerts at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Pop goddess Taylor Swift is coming to the Superdome for one night only on September 22 as a part of her Reputation Stadium Tour. MBSuperdome.com. STAR WARS:…

Let the Good Times Roll

Wooden pedestrian bridges and breathtaking scenery define the Tammany Trace trail section of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. There are few more effective ways to feel like a kid again than hopping on your bike and heading out for an adventure. Better yet,…

Doug Mouton

When WWLTV Sports Director Doug Mouton took on his position at the news channel in 2012, he followed in the footsteps of a very exclusive group. Prior to Mouton, the Sports Director position had only been held by two others,…

People to Watch

As New Orleans begins its next 300 years, we look forward to seeing the creative people it will continue to provide a setting for; people such as those in this year’s class of People to Watch. We define a Person…

Hotel health

Cheers went up in New Orleans’ hospitality industry a few months ago when word came that a record number of people had visited the city. Almost 11 million visitors came to town during 2017, according to data released by the…

Falling for Festivals

New Orleans Burlesque Festival Sept. 20-23 NewOrleansBurlesqueFest.com Admission: Ticket prices vary depending on individual shows ($20-$62) Location: Various venues including House of Blues and the Civic Theatre Best Bet: The “Belle of the Ball” show is the closing event and…

Yearning for Learning

A new Tulane University study shows that the state’s takeover of the majority of New Orleans public schools after Hurricane Katrina paid off for New Orleans school children.   The Education Research Alliance of New Orleans studied the impact of…

Table Talk: Zocalo

Edgar Caro has made a career out of introducing New Orleans to the cuisines of South America and the Caribbean. His first restaurant, the forward-thinking Baru Tapas, brought Caribbean-inspired small plates to Magazine Street alongside its lively cocktail menu. Later…

Wild About Wild Animals

According to The New Orleans Item, November 12, 1904, the Ringling Brothers Circus’s “menagerie is the finest in the country. It contains the only rhinoceros with any traveling show; two giraffes, a real baby elephant, a hippopotamus, …and a nursery…

Restaurant Insider: News from the Kitchen

Catalino’s Catalino’s is the first Guatemalan restaurant in New Orleans. In addition to tostadas and tamales, look for dishes influenced by indigenous ingredients and techniques, such as Kak’ik, a spicy turkey soup; Pepián, a chile-rich stew with mirliton, carrots, potatoes,…

America Up the Road

I have just returned from a summer road trip which established a new personal record: l was gone from New Orleans for the longest period of time since l first moved here in 1984 — way more than a quarter…

When Pho Meets Bahn

I once lunched with Anthony Bourdain at the now-closed Pho Tau Bay restaurant on the West Bank. We each had a beer and a bowl of pho and discussed his latest book and our trips to Vietnam. It was 20…

By the Numbers

It’s one of those days where everything goes wrong. I am counting. I wake up late (#1) and rush around and grab a stick of Icy Hot and smear it on like deodorant before I realize, so I got to…

Last Call: With Good Reason

There are a load of good reasons why New Orleans has hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl so often, but the one reason that keeps coming forward is that we are a convenient town. All that any visitor could want, including…

A Uniform Solution

There are many life problems and concerns on which you don’t necessarily want advice. People feel compelled to give you advice, particularly, it seems, on issues relating to pregnancy and child-rearing, but often you don’t actually need or want it. Struggling with infertility? People…

ETC.

A Winning Experience at the New Orleans Fairgrounds The New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course has been a part of the cultural of New Orleans since 1872. As the third oldest continuously operating thoroughbred racetrack in the U.S., it has…

People We Have Watched

Sally Ann Roberts was on the cover of our 1978 People to Watch issue. Dressed as a fortune teller, the long-time WWL TV morning show anchor was pictured staring into a crystal ball as though to predict that year’s group…

Early Fall Sounds

The early fall is a great time for music in New Orleans. The heat is starting to break a bit and all of the bands are returning home from their summer tours. This month, one of my favorite local acts—Cha…

Streetcar: The Wrath of Gustav

For as long as there are occasional ill winds, those who experienced it will remember September 2005, with Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Forgotten, but worthy of its own spot in the book of urban turmoil is Hurricane Gustav which…

Brown Pelicans

In 1968, fifty years ago, a group of biologists in boats headed to Queen Bess Island in Barataria Bay near Grand Isle. On board were some brown pelican chicks that had been imported from Florida to not only begin a…

Henry Butler, Eternal

“No one had a left hand like him,” trumpeter Steven Bernstein told the Times when Henry Butler died recently, of cancer, at 69. “It was so strong and fast, and he had such control...the tone, the dynamics, the speed. He…

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, While walking through City Park, I happened upon an octagonal fountain which an attached plaque indicates was restored and rededicated in honor of Patrick K. Butler in 1994. A second plaque, found at the rear, shows…

Uptown Park Style

Five years ago, when Ayesha and Aaron Motwani decided to move, they already had a busy life that included three daughters. Ayesha’s father, who resides in Pakistan, also lived with the family during summers. The Motwanis wanted an Uptown house…