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New Orleans Magazine January 2021

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New Orleans is surely known for its culture, music, food and festivals, but it’s also a drinking town like no other. Maybe it’s our love of revelry—or of simply meeting new friends everywhere we go—but New Orleanians have a knack for making any day one to celebrate. And what better way than with a cocktail […]

Persona: John Coyle

Although 2020 wasn’t the idyllic start to the new decade that we all imagined, it arguably showed some good and sense of community in people as the year came to a close. As many took to our parks and bayous to occupy their time and find some sense of peace during the pandemic, Friends of […]

Modine Gunch: Out with the Old

Me and my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, were talking about it.  Christmas is over. Now we got to put away our presents, plus the wrapping, plus the decorations we arranged behind our computer to give holiday cheer to Zoom, plus the stuff we ordered from Amazon our own selves. And some of us are still tripping […]

From the Editor

Each year when the clock strikes midnight on December 31, the world seemingly resets. It’s a time to briefly look back at the year that was, and to look ahead to a new year full of new possibilities. This year, the looking ahead may have never been more important, as New Orleans, our country and […]

Growing Pains: When Worlds Collide

Working at my former high school, Ben Franklin, provides numerous opportunities for what is, essentially, time travel. I’ll be working busily on some boring spreadsheet when suddenly I hear a snatch of an Alanis Morissette or Tori Amos or Counting Crows song float by my office door – current students playing “retro” music, obviously, but […]

Table Talk: Market Fresh

Opening a new restaurant is never easy. Opening during a pandemic, well… Yet, throughout this crisis we’ve seen several startups take root across the pockmarked landscape of the New Orleans culinary scene. Among these is Cho Thai, a Thai restaurant that was well in the works before anyone had even heard about COVID-19. A partnership […]

Julia Street: Lakehouse Mystery

Dear Julia and Poydras, About 1960, my friend and I regularly rode our bikes down the Lake Pontchartrain levee from the Green Acres area to the Causeway. Down near the Causeway, we found an abandoned white clapboard building built on pilings out over the lake. Being inquisitive young adolescents, we explored and found an open […]

Bar Tab: Local Whiskey

Seven Three Distilling Co., which came to the rescue during quarantine with its made in-house hand sanitizer, is once again satisfying the needs of locals with the recent release of its Irish Channel Whiskey. While this is the third release of the whiskey, it is the first release since December 2019 thanks to a supply […]

Style: Self-Care Savvy

Get inspired to get moving in great-looking activewear that takes you from your workout to lunch. Tasc’s moisture-wicking, bamboo fibers aren’t treated with harsh chemical processes, making them incredibly soft. The classic cuts, offered in a wide range of styles for men and women, are super flattering. Available at Tasc, tascperformance.com.  Slip’s silk face masks […]

New Year, New You

At long last, we’ve reached a new year! But rather than make traditional resolutions – like lose weight or clean the attic – embrace a fresh hobby or an exercise regimen that’s actually fun. After surviving 2020, you’ve earned the right to put yourself first and focus on the positive. Plus, pursuing a new pastime […]

Cheers: Cheers New Year

Need to dial back your alcohol consumption post holidays? Try the Abruzzo, a refreshing low proof cocktail, featuring Punt y Mes vermouth, created by Bar Tonique General Manager Mark Schettler. Mark is a fan of sipping vermouth when he doesn’t want to be too intoxicated. Bar Tonique features an entire page of non-alcoholic drinks, but […]

Streetcar: When Rex Met Zulu

Lundi Gras 1999 had extra excitement to it, at least for those gathered at Riverwalk near the stage at Spanish Plaza where Rex, King of Carnival, and his entourage would soon be arriving. What was different that year was the coming of special visitors, the Zulu King and his followers, who were on the way […]

Home Advice: Anastasia Cymes

Getting organized at home is a perennially popular New Year’s resolution and this year there is the added motivation of spending more time at home due to COVID-19. But even the best of intentions can fall by the wayside when a task seems daunting. That is where the professionals come in. You don’t have to […]

Tops of the Town 2021

In a year that has been down in so many ways, we appreciate more than ever those places and things that rise to the top. Here is our list of the Tops of the Town as selected by our editorial staff. Readers were also encouraged to make recommendations and their suggestions were weighed into the […]

Travel: Geaux Skiing

Travelers this time of year are usually looking to escape Carnival. While there’s not much to escape from this year, there’s still the invigorating slopes for those looking to getaway. Many New Orleanians head west to the Rockies, but great skiing and other winter attractions exist to the east in North Carolina — and many […]

Vintage: 1905

Picture postcards of the French Market have been popular with visitors to New Orleans since the 1890s. This image of five young boys in a mule cart was just one of many taken in the French Market by an unnamed photographer working for the Detroit Publishing Company, founded in the late 1890s as the Detroit […]

Chris Rose: Missing the Music

It’s the music I miss most. Live music. In a club or small theater. As for restaurants, bars and friends – well sure, I miss them too. And giving tours and hanging art in public squares and meeting new people. But it’s the damn music begone that leaves a hole that’s hard to fill. When […]

Nosh: New Year’s Tradition

I have memories scattered all over my childhood connected to New Year’s Day and black-eyed peas. They are all delicious and fond memories – both of my parents (both born and raised Uptown) working to clean the greens, prep the black-eyed peas, and my Daddy frying cornbread patties to keep the rest of the meal […]


Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunts Two Mardi Gras organizations have announced they will be having scavenger hunts instead of parades in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Funky Uptown Krewe, which traditionally follows the Phunny Phorty Phellows on Twelfth Night along the St. Charles Streetcar line, announced it will create a socially distanced scavenger hunt […]

The Dish: Tacos, Anyone?

Barracuda, the Crescent City’s newest taco stand and margarita garden, is offering expanded menu options and an upgraded outdoor space as part of its continued socially distanced safety measures. The restaurant has permanently added Taco Family Meals and Party Packs to its takeout menu, a DIY – Build Your Own Meal option for larger groups […]

Kevin Dolliole, Aviation Director — Dynamic Leaders

Just over one year ago, this extraordinary team of professionals led by Aviation Director Kevin Dolliole accomplished an historic feat with the opening of Louis Armstrong International Airport’s new $1 billion terminal. The diverse leadership team, which features experts with years of experience in their fields, was instrumental in delivering the terminal to New Orleans […]

Kingfish: Ben Brown

A proud New Orleans native, Ben Brown grew up in the Bywater and attended Lusher, Ben Franklin High School, and Tulane Law School. He credits his formative years and a passion for helping the disadvantaged for both his success as an attorney and his appreciation for all things New Orleans.   After working at a large […]

Kingfish: Danny Trosclair

For more than 33 years, Danny Trosclair has been a Licensed Top Producer, going above and beyond to help people build the lives they love. Since the 1980s, Danny has kept pace with the ever-changing real-estate industry and accepts every challenge, from residential and commercial to leasing, development, oil & gas, and new construction.   […]

Kingfish: David Garretson

In 2016, Dave Garretson took his nearly 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry and opened Crescent City Home Mortgage, a mortgage company with a philosophy of treating every client as family. Dave built a team of people that take a personal interest in every client. “I answer my phone seven days a week […]

Kingfish: Chris Ferris

Fidelity Bank President and CEO, Ferris leads the 112-year-old institution with a proactive approach to the client experience. Ferris promotes a consultative approach to identify client needs.  Ferris recently spearheaded the Bank’s multi-million dollar redevelopment of a historic mid-century design building located at 353 Carondelet, which now serves as the Fidelity Bank corporate headquarters and […]

Kingfish: Dr. Eric Lonseth

It’s with compassion and devotion that New Orleans’ preeminent pain management specialist helps people overcome acute and chronic pain and improve their quality of life. Dr. Eric Lonseth has been recognized time and again for his dedication to his patients and for the cutting-edge, non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments offered at Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers. […]

Health & Fitness

It’s January—a time to look back on the previous year’s health goals and assess your progress. The new year brings an opportunity to start again at tackling last year’s unfinished business or newly targeting additional aspects of your health. From finally treating that lingering joint pain to scheduling a recommended screening or quitting smoking, now’s […]

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