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New Orleans Magazine August 2011

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Life as a Postcard

Reno Jean Daret III, collector of “things”

New Orleans Best Doctor Profiles

Doctors tell of some of their toughest cases.

Best Doctors

  There is nothing that we do that we take as seriously as presenting our readers with a list of recommended doctors. This is one area where we never want to be wrong. We know there’s no perfect way to determine the city’s best physicians, but we use a service that we feel is as […]

It Just Ain’t So

In which medical misinformation is uncovered



Lake Pontchartrain

The days are beginning to shorten and the mercury is thinking about dropping (not really). We are on the back-end of summer, and there’s no better time to head out to the lake.

A Change in Figs

To me, the measure of any self-respecting New Orleans-based fig tree is whether it can produce fruit by July 4th. That was always the case with the most common local variety, the Celeste, whose produce seemed programmed to turn purple by Independence Day. Hurricane Katrina created new gardening opportunities. There is a space behind my […]

Dining Guide

Restaurant Listings for the Greater New Orleans Area

Refreshing Tribute

See if this sounds familiar: From great disaster can come amazing accomplishments. In 1788, the second of three village-threatening fires faced by colonial New Orleans destroyed this community’s church. A Spanish government official, Don Almonaster y Roxas (sometimes noted as Rojas), was so moved by the destruction that he pledged his personal fortune to the […]

Frigid Flavors

Chillin’ in a hot month

Tried and True

Tru Burger (8115 Oak St.) opened in June and it’s been firing on all cylinders ever since. The people behind the restaurant – Aaron Burgau, Leon and Pierre Touzet and Marcus Woodham – are all involved in Patois, and the Touzet brothers are also behind Ste. Marie. Tru Burger is more like a diner than […]

Who Let the Dogs Out?

6 places to relish

C’mmune at My House

The Marengo Street Commune – a 1970s-era example of group living, New Orleans-style – included families and kids

Reading and ’Riting

It is hot enough to make your flip-flops sizzle on the sidewalk and to boil up hurricanes in the Gulf, but that ain’t no excuse. School is starting anyway. At least the kids get to be in air conditioning, which is more than I can say for myself. I got a job as a tour […]

Read & Spin

CD | Rahael Bas fuses New Orleans jazz and Old World “gypsy” styling in his latest record, Harmonouche, applying liberal doses of harmonica and also the pandeiro, a Portuguese instrument similar to – but more versatile than – the tambourine. Besides harmonica and guitar, Bas also employs a musical tactic that could seem contrived if he didn’t […]

Hello Satchmo

Louis Armstrong: Then and Now

A Buzz on Freret

Discoveries between the avenues

Major League Investment in Local Youth

MLB and City Rec Team Up for Urban Youth Academy

NOPD “Wannabe”

A 10-year-old wants one day to protect others from harm

Cooking in Solidarity

New Orleanians know what it means to have an entire community brought low by disaster, but they also know the feeling of gratitude when others help that community. So with the experience of Hurricane Katrina volunteerism still powerfully evocative, a group of hospitality industry leaders hit the road to help Joplin, Mo., the city that […]


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health is currently conducting a comprehensive five-year study of the mid- and long-term effects suffered by women and children who have been exposed to oil. The study, funded in part by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, examines 8,000 participants in the seven […]

Learning from Marshal Dillon

Modern role models often walk a crooked path

Higher Cost of Higher Ed

Students shop for bargains

Next, a Sherman Tank

President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called the United States “the arsenal of democracy” during World War II, and the nation’s prodigious industrial capacity churned out tanks, ships and planes that Allied forces used to prevail around the globe. Now the New Orleans museum dedicated to America’s role in that conflict has a new showcase of […]

Robert LeBlanc

Posing for this magazine’s photographer as though he would rather be doing something else is one of Ste. Marie’s co-owners, Robert LeBlanc. Despite the business he’s in – restaurants, nightclubs and bar/lounges – LeBlanc doesn’t seem to like being the center of attention. He would rather be the instigator, interviewing the interviewer. Which makes it hard […]


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