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New Orleans Magazine January 2012

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2012 Tops of the Town

Reader and editor choices of the best around New Orleans

Why should you know about FirstLine?

It is one of the area’s major charter school operators


An independent ratings organization called HealthGrades has recognized Ochsner Clinic Foundation’s liver transplant program as among the best in the nation. Out of 111 hospitals performing liver transplant procedures, Ochsner is one of seven nationwide hospitals to receive the Liver Transplant Excellence Award. Martin J. Drell MD, the Carl Adatto Professor of Community Psychiatry and […]

Last Call: Sweet Beginnings for 2012

Somewhere around the middle of the month, when memories of Sugar Bowl and – this year – the BCS Championship are in their final moments on your mind, a Louisiana treasure will hopefully be making its annual appearance. Blood oranges are January crops, sometimes stunted by an early blast of arctic weather, but when they […]

Best Neighborhood Bars

New Orleans' Best Bars

Try This

Crafty Shopping at Jefferson Variety


Marines at Mardi Gras

Dining Guide

BUILDING A BETTER CHEESEBURGER Cheeseburger Eddie’s, 4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 455-5511 Local restaurateur Ed McIntyre of Mr. Ed’s has opened a new counter-service restaurant: Cheeseburger Eddie’s. Customers can choose from 12 specialty burgers, made fresh every day, or take it upon themselves to “build their own.” The burgers join tacos, jumbo wings, salads and […]

Food: Winter Warmups

Hot dishes for cold days

Restaurant Insider: New for the New Year

Happy New Year, kids. I hope you have all recovered from whatever you did for the recent holidays. My 10-year-old stayed up later than I did on New Year’s Eve, but I suppose some of you engaged in debauchery? Root (200 Julia St.) opened in November in the space formerly occupied by Feast. The restaurant […]

Table Talk: The Fix is In

Fine dining at a set price

Home: A Touch of Spain

Inner peace from inner spaces

Chronicles: Suited to New Orleans

Clothing manufacturers were once important local businesses

Cast of Characters: Exploring New Stages

Local actor Peter Gabb acts out and around town

Modine's New Orleans: Perfuming the Pulse Points

I hate to admit it, but as you get older you got to try a lot harder. Give it everything you got. Stomach in, boobs out at all times. And forget that rumpled-just-out-of-bed look that used to be sexy. It is now a Morgus-the-mad-scientist look until you get some coffee in you. Me and my […]

Read & Spin

CD  Kelcy Mae (real name Kelcy D. Wilburn) has just released her second full-length album, Pennies in Hand. Wilburn’s lilting vocals set against soulful – sometimes mournful – instrumentation, replete with jaunty banjo and ukulele, synthesize a charming aural canvas, blending components of bluegrass, back-country ballads and modern rock. A Shreveport native, Wilburn relocated to New Orleans […]

Music: George Buck’s Legacy

Spreading the message of jazz

The Scoop: Making Your Own

A guide to masquerading

Newsbeat: Armstrong’s Open Arms

Looking up St. Ann Street from Jackson Square, the elaborate white gates of Armstrong Park are clearly visible. Those gates had been locked for a long time as a troubled repair program sputtered along. But now they are finally open again, and visitors will find new and spruced-up attractions at the 30-acre park. “Armstrong Park […]

Crime Fighting: Reporter’s Notebook

The year that was 2011

Biz: River Boat Revival

New growth shows river’s lure is no myth

Newsbeat: Cruising in Overdrive

High-rise hotel towers across the New Orleans skyline are unmistakable symbols of the city’s important tourism industry. But another type of symbol pulls up to the docks of the port of New Orleans each week in the form of cruise ships, and this part of the tourism equation has been growing rapidly lately. Late in […]

Persona: Elizabeth Ashley

Actress and author


Our picks of this month's top events

Julia Street

With Poydras the Parrot

Speaking Out

A Year of Two Major Bicentennials


Nick’s With a Kick

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