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New Orleans Magazine April 2011

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2,000 Days Later

How are we doing?

A Local Strolls Down Royal Street

Rediscovering the French Quarter in New Orleans

Tips for Shopping

Rediscovering the French Quarter in New Orleans

Rediscovering the French Quarter

A Guide to Classic Dishes

In Search of a Spiritualist

Digging to learn more about Mother Catherine Seals

No Resting, It's Time for Festing

In the month of April, there are approximately 56 festivals throughout the state, forcing a choice between an oyster poor boy in New Orleans or boudin in Lafayette; strawberry shortcake or the world’s largest brunch; meandering the streets of the French Quarter, coming upon a jazz quartet or hitting the New Orleans Fair Grounds for […]

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Nola by the Numbers

Harbor hopping: The Emerald Grande

The Emerald Grande resort at HarborWalk Village is a harbor-front property in Destin that offers a variety of amenities for guests. According to the website, every room offers a spacious balcony with panoramic views of the Emerald Coast. Guests can also enjoy a full-service European spa, fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools, state-of-the-art business […]

Experiencing the Green Goddess

Right in the middle of a pedestrian alley between the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Monteleone Hotel, you’ll find Green Goddess, a restaurant working under the “small is beautiful” motto. Chef’s Paul Artigues and Chris DeBarr create Louisiana seafood with globetrotting samplings of ingredients, an homage to the port city. The “Shrimp Wearing a Grass […]

Golf for Gourmets

The Zurich Classic provides more than just a game.

Last Call

Kickin’ back and coolin’ off

REMEMBERING HAROLD

Harold Judell never revealed the end of the story, but the beginning was certainly intriguing. At the time of the outbreak of World War II he worked for the FBI in Washington, where he was a go-to guy for J. Edgar Hoover. Since there was no CIA at the time, the FBI handled foreign matters […]

The Greatest Leap

“When bad things happen to good people, instead of asking ‘why,’ perhaps we should ask the question, ‘what do I do now?’” – author Rabbi Harold Kushner, from When Bad Things Happen to Good People Sarah Abrusley sits sipping from a glass of sparkling water in the restaurant of the Maison Dupuy hotel where she works […]

Steppin' Back

The golden days of dance halls

Igniting Controversy

SUNO/UNO and a single board face the fire.

What to Do About UNO And SUNO

There are two proposals out for public discussion regarding the future of the University of New Orleans. One would have the university moved from the administration of Louisiana State University to the University of Louisiana system; the other would merge Southern University of New Orleans into UNO.We support both. Placing UNO in the University of […]

Power Grab

Business sees Mississippi River as source of electricity.

Health Beat

• Men and women alike enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, especially at the workplace. But, according to a study from Bristol University, women respond better to caffeine under high-stress situations than men. When presented with memory tests and puzzles, women drinking caffeinated coffee completed the tasks an average 100 seconds faster […]

Head count and the “brain gain”

Civic leaders have long battled the idea of “brain drain” in New Orleans. That is, the feared dynamic of the best-educated residents decamping for more promising opportunities in other cities and taking their earning power with them. A more recent study, however, has put New Orleans at the top of the heap for just the […]

Read & Spin

Bluegrass and jazz come together in American Legacies, a collaboration between the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band. Even the album’s song titles illustrate the marriage of the genres, with such tracks as “Jambalaya” and “Shoeshine Blues.” The American Legacies project is a result of the Del McCoury Band’s role in 2010’s […]

Newsbeat: Battling for seafood

American military personnel serve across the country and around the globe, but thanks to a new initiative many more of these service members and their families will be getting a taste of the Gulf Coast when they shop for groceries on their bases. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), an adjunct of the Defense Department that […]

Table Talk: Food Trucks

4 worth Tweeting about

Restaurant Insider

Profane Scottish chef Gordon Ramsay  brought his Kitchen Nightmares reality show to the area recently to re-work local eatery Zeke’s (1515 Metairie Road). The result is a stripped-down menu that keeps focus on local ingredients and recipes, but adds a few inventive touches. Some of those touches, however, don’t make a lot of sense. The […]

Choosing Sides

Side dishes for the spring

Newsbeat: Help for Latino day laborers

Signs of a significant influx of Latinos were evident around the New Orleans region long before recent census reports officially detailed the area’s post-Hurricane Katrina demographic changes. One of the most visible signs has been the appearance of Latino day laborers congregating around home improvement centers to wait for contractors and others offering casual employment. […]

Banu Gibson

 Close your eyes. Think of your favorite movie musical from the 1930s – perhaps Top Hat or Isn’t it Romantic. It is a woman’s voice you hear, melodically and confidently singing. There is even some witty on-stage banter with her band. The feel is of an old-time movie, or having traveled back in time to […]

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

Grand Illusions

I got an image problem.  My little grandchild Lollipop informs me about this after she invites me to Grandparents Day at her school. Where’s my knitting? Where’s the bun on my head? How come I don’t bake cookies? And how come I don’t go by an approved grandmother name – “Granny” or “Mamaw” or “Moomzie” […]

Julia Street With Poydras the Parrot

A monthly pursuit of answers to eternal questions

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM