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New Orleans Magazine April 2023

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Editor’s Note

April is jam-packed with things to do, places to go and festivals to, well, fest at throughout the month. Whether you love dancing in the streets, listening to live jam sessions, or sampling great food and drink, there is guaranteed to be a festival, fair or get-together just for you. Check out our full spring […]

Spring Forward 2023

Festing season starts in the sweet spot of spring when things feel perfect, and bleeds right into summertime, stretching until school returns. It’s one of the many ways we live in blissful denial in NOLA, connect with one another, give the love and attention to our food and music creators that they deserve, and appreciate […]

Dog Gone

With more people going back to work and traveling, pet care solutions are as important as ever. Whether your pet needs walking, boarding, medication or simply some extra love while you’re away, these local companies, apps and products help take the stress out of leaving your fur baby alone.  Cat Sitters Crate Escape  Crate Escape offers […]

Beat it to the ‘Burbs

Once upon a time, the New Orleans area suburbs provided dining and recreation primarily for folks who lived there. To many residents of the city’s center, Kenner was for the airport, Metairie to visit Lakeside Mall, and any water crossing only out of necessity. Over the last decade-plus, demographic shifts driven by Katrina, the pandemic, […]

Sarah Thomas

With Earth Day on the 22nd, April is a great month to think about sustainable design at home. Since antiques are literally an “age old” form of green design that never goes out of style – particularly in a historic city like New Orleans, we asked antiques dealer Sarah Thomas of Balzac Antiques to weigh […]


For those who may have given up alcohol for Lent (or for any other reason), Mister Mao has unveiled a new non-alcoholic drinks section on the menu called Virgins Who Can’t Drive. Created by the restaurant’s Co-owner, William “Wildcat” Greenwell, the rotating selection of zero-proof libations include Bubbe’s Taho Recliner (made with Lyre’s Italian Orange, […]

Of Beer and Birds

Hey Julia, Is it true that there used to be a beer produced in New Orleans called “Regal” beer? If so, where was it brewed? Jack Fischer, Gentilly There was a brew called “Regal” beer. New Orleans-based American Brewing Company (which also had a plant in Miami) started brewing the beer in New Orleans in […]

Praying for Time

Easter ain’t a bad time of year. It ain’t hurricane season yet. And Lent’s over. So everybody in the Gunch family is furiously smoking or drinking or eating chocolate eggs, according to what they gave up for Lent. Some are trying to do all three at the same time. They’ll be calling in sick for […]

News + Notes

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival The Crescent City’s biggest music festival returns April 28 to May 7, this year featuring Ed Sheeran, Dead & Company, Lizzo, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Irma Thomas, Jon Batiste and many more. The collection of local delicacies ranging from alligator pie to crawfish bread to muffulettas (even vegetarian […]

Vance Vaucresson

  New Orleans is all about its history and culture. Some traditions we’ve been doing for years with no signs of slowing down anytime in the next century. Vance Vaucresson knows a little something about history, culture and tradition. As the third generation of Vaucresson Sausage, Vance heads a family business that has been a […]


In the last half of the 19th century and first decades of the 20th, the Old French Opera House seen here at Bourbon and Toulouse streets stood as the cultural center for the city’s French-speaking Creoles. In its day, it ranked among the most important opera houses in the nation where great European composers such […]

Cereal Killer

Are you one of those people who drinks every drop of your cereal’s milk after all the cornflakes are gone? Christopher Walker, beverage director of the Cypress Bar at the Southern Hotel in Covington, has just the drink for you. Inspired by New York chef Christina Tosi’s cereal milk dessert, Chris thought “Why not add […]

Buggin’ Out

Greyson’s La Vie En Rose collection features a gorgeous print with fluttering butterflies and flora that is so fun you can wear it to the gym or pair with a jacket or sweater for brunch. The quality construction and fit of these pieces will inspire you to come out of your cocoon. Available at Greyson, […]

Smoking Good

Devil Moon BBQ has opened on the ground floor of the Odeon Building in the CBD with executive chef Shannon Bingham. The restaurant focuses on the time-honored smokehouse traditions of south Louisiana. The menu includes specialities such as smoked boudin, tasso and chaurice, alongside Texas-style brisket and Carolina-style pulled pork. Locally inspired sides include butter […]

Asian Twist

At the heart of Pomelo restaurant on Magazine Street is a romance more than two decades in the making. When co-proprietor Frankie Weinberg traveled to Thailand in 2000 to teach English, not only did he fall in love with the country, its culture and its cuisine, he also found himself falling for a young Thai […]

Devil May Care: Cacio e Pepe Deviled Eggs

Though they are commonly identified with the American South, deviled eggs are an ancient Roman concoction. Wealthy Romans lived in opulence and entertained extravagantly. Guests would be summoned to dine with the promise of a meal ranging ab ova usque as mala (from eggs to apples) and a feast would kick off with hard-boiled eggs […]

The Best Fest

There are certainly days when I wonder why I live here. The week I got two flat tires on two different streets, costing me $250 I didn’t really have because I also somehow had a $500 power bill. The time my house was robbed in the middle of the day and the police didn’t come […]

Arts and Crafts

It’s an easy three-hour drive from New Orleans to Ridgeland, Miss., a town located north of Jackson that’s known for its art scene, shopping, the 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir and entrances on to the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile historic road that runs from Natchez to Nashville. The Trace traverses 10 miles through Ridgeland but […]

Senior Living

Retirement marks the beginning of a new life stage with less stress and more opportunities. Opportunities which can lead to newfound friendships and personalized care. For those seeking out new opportunities, take the time to evaluate senior living and accessible healthcare options to make the transition of retirement easier. Entering a new life stage can […]

Spring Happenings

The Mardi Gras Mambo turns into strolls through city park’s tulip meadows, candle-lit dinners in the quarter, and art gallery shows under the stars. Spring is here! Don’t forget to mark your calendars and take advantage of these springtime happenings. Lenten Dining Specials and Italian Wine Dinner with Briquette Welcome spring with Briquette’s Spring-Lenten dining […]

Specialty Medicine

Modern medicine continues to evolve, sometimes verging on the futuristic. It’s amazing what today’s healthcare professionals can accomplish and just how quickly new procedures, treatments, and technologies arise. If you’ve got a health issue that you’re hoping to tackle, there’s likely a specialist whose passion is correcting that issue and improving overall health outcomes. With […]

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