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New Orleans Magazine July 2010

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Restaurants Nouveaux

The best among the newest. Check out our writers picks as to what is the best new restaurants NOW.

Spirits of Summer

Happy Hour Around Town



Vacationing at Sandestin

A summer vacation can start three hours away from home at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Sandestin, Fla.This resort is only a short drive from New Orleans. The resort offers a day spa and salon that features manicures and pedicures, waxing, make-up applications, hair care services and a slew of facial and body treatments. […]

Last Call

Cocktail culture comes home


“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Walden, or Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau When I walked around Big Lake for the very first time, I started […]

Roar of the Crowd

Misty Marshall on stage

Acts of Mercy

A hospital’s lifecycle

Teachers Face the Future

With teachers under increasing scrutiny, it’s a wonder that anyone entering college today considers entering the profession. Granted, with student performance on a downward slide for years, most of the education reforms that have swept the country in recent years were sorely needed. Using objective, standardized tests to judge school performance was the best thing […]


The prodigal policeman has returned home as Police Chief, still brandishing his “gospel” of data-driven crime control and police accountability – and quoting New Orleans jazz great Louis Armstrong. Ronal W. Serpas, Ph.D., a third-generation veteran of the New Orleans Police Department, took the oath of office May 11 as the new superintendent of the […]

Mission: Sustainability

Local industry takes on a green hue

Health Beat

nAccording to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who are on birth control, whether oral or non-oral, are more prone to Female Sexual Dysfunction, which includes decreased sexual desire. Dr. Lisa-Maria Wallwiener of the University of Heidelberg, Germany says, “FSD is a very common disorder, with an estimated prevalence of about […]


Spider veins – hues under the skin

Making the grade through arts

In the effort to raise standardized test scores and contend with budget constraints, arts education often gets pushed to the fringes of school life. But at a dozen New Orleans-area public schools that work with the local nonprofit KID smART, the arts are a classroom focal point and a powerful teaching tool to support the […]

Read and Spin

Our Songs is the first original project of Pfister Sister Holley Bendtsen and pianist Amasa Miller. On it they exhibit their New Orleans-inspired lyrics and invite their local musician peers – including fellow Pfister Sisters and Charmaine Neville — along for their sweet serenades and jazzy numbers – like the premier song about Jazz Fest […]

Dirges for the Olympia

The end of a brass band clashes with the very tradition it embodies, the flow of life as musicians fill the ranks of those who pass away. Thus do second lines roll on. Jazz funerals in recent years have become synonymous with “cutting loose” – the high-kicking, up-tempo parade anthems that follow the burial, as […]

Bard of the batture

Disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the BP oil gusher in the Gulf, have a way of revealing intricate, interconnected relationships in southern Louisiana. But as Tulane University law professor Oliver Houck vividly demonstrates in a new book, a much quieter, practically forgotten corner of the Louisiana experience can accomplish much the same feat.  Houck’s […]


Chef Daniel Esses, right, whose most recent executive chef position was at the Marigny Brasserie, is set to open Three Muses (536 Frenchmen St.). The restaurant will reflect Esses’ cooking, which lately has been dominated by Italian cuisine, but with elements from other Mediterranean nations from Spain to North Africa. His cooking is broad enough […]

In Search of Barbecue

That old chestnut about New Orleans not having any good barbecue is something that needs to be put to rest. While not necessarily a hotbed of hickory smoked goodness, in truth, good barbecue has been available for a long while now, though its spread has been slow and fairly limited. Some establishments are well representative, […]


My usual effort to get out of town in the hottest part of summer has failed once again, and I’m planning my strategy to withstand the oppressive, searing, torturing heat of our otherwise wonderful city. That is, all but one week when I will bathe myself in the cool waters of Gulf Shores, Ala. But […]

Getting green by going green

Coastal land loss, water management and the consequences of fossil-fuel energy production are challenges for south Louisiana, yet in the eyes of the region’s chief economic development group,  these issues are also business opportunities with the potential to spawn a whole new industry here. The business alliance Greater New Orleans Inc. has launched a new […]

Melissa Leo

As a longtime movie fan, it’s hard for me not to put actors into categories. There is what I call the “Celebrity Actor” who, despite the role, essentially gives the same performance each time. (I’m looking at you, Tom Cruise.) Sometimes, “character” actors fall into this habit as well, but it seems sort of endearing. […]


Our top picks of the month’s events


I ain’t the kind who springs out of bed in the morning all bright-eyed. I stagger to the kitchen, start the coffee maker, stare at it until it fills a cup and carry that to the bathroom to sip while I make myself beautiful. Which is where I am one morning when I hear blam-blam-blam […]

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot


A Tricentennial Proposal

We are only eight years away from New Orleans celebrating the tricentennial of its founding. In preparation for the festivities we have a suggestion: Let’s use the anniversary as an occasion to focus on the lakefront. In 1718, Jean Baptists LeMoyne Sieur de Bienville established a city 19 years after his big brother, Pierre, and […]

Top Female Achievers

10 of the Best. Our annual look at women making a difference. To be honored at a luncheon on July 22nd at the W Hotel as a fund raiser for Grace House.

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