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New Orleans Magazine December 2014

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Ralph Brennan

The guy in charge

Under the Radar

Carrollton Market


Sister Donna’s Sweetheart statue

Green Peace

A real tree for Christmas

The Scariest Thing

What lurks in the hallway!

Keyed Up

The Cadenza Club stays in tune


Tom and Gayle Benson’s touch of gold

Having a Prayer

Upon further review – how the battle was won

Best of Dining

Choice picks from the restaurant scene

Chef of the Year

Justin Devillier


JAZZ: Celebrate the season with the new Christmas CD by ward-winning trumpeter and bandleader, Irvin Mayfield. A New Orleans Creole Christmas marks Mayfield’s first album of holiday music. Holiday classics, such as “O Tannenbaum – O Christmas Tree” and a gospel-inspired “Silent Night,” as well as modern versions of favorites such as “Have Yourself a […]

Honor Roll


Concept of the Year


Giving Back

Café Reconcile

Mixologist of the Year

Cheryl Charming

An Early Christmas

Pieces from a drive-by shooting

Privateers In Need of Help

Recently there was a fundraiser cocktail party to honor the University of New Orleans’ latest selection as Alumnus of the Year. The pick, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, had, as is customary, been selected by previous winners of the award. Normand was a popular choice. (As one former winner told him, “I live in New […]




CHRISTMAS SEASON, 2010: Just past the Gramercy exit heading west along Interstate 10, the smoothness of my ride suddenly changed into horror as my car began shaking while emitting a loud vibrating noise. Worse yet, I was in the left lane. I knew I had to maneuver the limping vehicle across the right lane and […]

All I Want For Christmas

A couple’s retreat becomes a seasonal ritual


The Curtain Exchange Outlet Now in NOLA The Curtain Exchange of New Orleans, 3936 Magazine St., 897-2444 The original home of prêt-à-porter designer-made curtains, The Curtain Exchange on Magazine Street is now also the home of the company’s outlet store. Discontinued lines from the company’s 10 stores will be on sale at 50 percent off […]

Steak Frites

Exploring a French classic

Korean Star

Seoul Shack, Bao and Noodle and a place too new to name

Crunch and Munch

Recipes for Christmas dinner

Christmas Cruising

A cocktail from the Natchez

Secrets From the Trunk

That pungent smell drifting from the back of the car was becoming overwhelming by July 2006, so I decided it was time to no longer deny it and look for the source. The year was an important one for automobile trunks in the region, many of which were still packed with stuff as we moved […]

Isolations and Quarantines

New Orleans Missed A Bullet; Dallas Didn’t


Ochsner Medical Center’s West Bank Campus released its 2015 Childbirth and Parenting Class Schedule, offering something for the needs of every parent. From prenatal “Birthing and Beyond” and belly dancing classes to learning support groups for first-time parents with newborns (to 6 months), Ochsner has a class for it. The classes range from free to […]

Virtual Learning

The sometimes alternative to brick-and-mortar

Room Service

Hotels hatch new brands to grab market share

New Year, New Groove

DJ Soul Sister hosts a soulful New Year’s Eve party

All Is Wild

Rollicking through December

Shades of Praise

A choir without a church

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