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New Orleans Magazine December 2005

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Two alluring newcomers have recently been added to the catalog of fine dining options Uptown: Bistro Daisy and Restaurant Patois. As both opened a bit too close to press time for Best New Restaurant consideration, we nevertheless still consider these Honorable Mention candidates as they both offer a lot of promise going forward into the […]

All Mixed Up

Dressings for the Holidays Dressings, or stuffings, are simple fare – just stale bread that’s soaked, seasoned and baked inside a bird or served alongside meat, poultry or fish. But when they are the heart of the meal, such as during holidays, dressings can be more complicated. For example, my two favorite dressings include ingredients […]

Goodbye Old House

A personal odyssey to Academy Park by Faith Dawson As the van pulled away from Chantilly Drive, my mother marveled that the last 33 years of her life could be contained in several Rubbermaid bins and a few heavy-duty garbage bags. She had collected a few odds and ends, dishes, knickknacks — remnants of what […]

A Different Christmas

5 reasons to visit the French Quarter during the holidays • It won’t be crowded with tourists. • Neighborhood always looks pretty at Christmas. • Businesses need you. • If ever there was a year to get in touch with the city’s history, this is it. • Hot cafĂ© au lait and beignets warm a […]

Operation Rebirth

Pres Kabacoff has a vision of what a new New Orleans should look like. But instead of settling for a rebuilding of the city, he wants to usher in its renaissance. By Chris Price New Orleans real-estate developer Pres Kabacoff has a plan to rebuild the Crescent City in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s destructive […]

Restoring Carnival — a contrarian view

There aren’t many cities in the world where word of an upcoming parade can spark newspaper headlines. But most cities don’t wear Mardi Gras like an ID badge. For many New Orleans residents, recent news that some Carnival organizations intend to roll out their parades this season come hell or high water was particularly sweet […]

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