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New Orleans Magazine July 2011

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Giving Credit to the Corps

Ever since its creation in 1775, the Army Corps of Engineers has been vulnerable to criticism. By nature, the Corps deals with some of the most demanding construction projects in the nation, those that are necessary for places to survive but that private enterprise could never handle. Though the demands on the Corps are many, […]

New Orleans Best New Restaurants

            They keep on coming, and the city is better for it. Restaurants, more than any other business, seem to be a popular measure of recovery progress. Maybe that’s because eateries are so high profile that more people pay attention to them. Last year’s pick for Best of the Best, […]

New Orleans Top Female Achievers

 If you would like to attend our annual Top Female Achievers Luncheon on July 13, 2011 at the W. Hotel Please call Kristi Ferrante at (504) 830-7264.           There was a time when any woman who filled what was perceived as being an unconventional female role was considered newsworthy. That has […]


Courting Casual Diners The Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., 522-7261; Court Tavern Po-Boys, 614 Bourbon St., courtoftwosisters.comLocals know The Court of Two Sisters for its daily jazz brunch buffet, but the restaurant also offers a casual dining experience at Court Tavern Po-Boys on Bourbon Street. Customers can choose from a variety of poor […]

Gin Fizz by Another Name

Historically, public houses and pharmacies were places that dispensed all manner of beverages for social and medicinal purposes. Louis Dufilho, America’s first licensed pharmacist who provided medicines and “mixed potions” to cure what was ailing you, practiced in New Orleans. Today the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, 514 Chartres St., commemorates his professional endeavors. Just after […]

Slow-Smoked Pork

Summertime and the yearning for barbecue

3 Ways to Cool Off This Summer

With the hot weather on the rise, New Orleanians are always looking for ways to cool down. Here are some tips for beating the heat this summer.

Long Live the Garden Sprouts

Lunch this day was at the Courtyard Café inside the New Orleans Museum of Art. As I wrangled my way toward a seat with a view I heard a voice from a nearby table. I turned and saw about a dozen distinguished ladies. “Errol, remember us?” one asked. “We’re the Garden Sprouts.” The Garden Sprouts! […]

New Orleans Restaurant Insider

Tales of the Cocktail kicks off its ninth annual celebration of drinks and the folks who make them on Wed., July 20. Although most of the seminars, parties and workshops are available only to registered guests, anyone can attend one of the Spirited Dinners on Thurs., July 21 that combine the food of some of […]

Chef Shuffling

3 changes in the kitchen

Fur Enough

A once-thriving fur trade brought down by political correctness and a South American rodent.

Vein Ambition

The legs is the last to go. That’s what my mama always said. Mine ain’t gone yet, but when I look at them in the mirror I got to admit, I miss pantyhose. To be in style these days, you got to let your legs dangle naked right out the hem of your dress, knees […]

Paws Control

Lynn Perry makes a splash in business

Read & Spin

CD  Tin Fish Tango is the third album from New Orleans’ experimental jazz group Plunge. It is also their second album sans drums, but bassist James Singleton and visiting sousaphonist Kirk Joseph (of Dirty Dozen Brass Band fame) keep the beat through an eclectic, sometimes spastic record. Mark McGrain, a trombonist and composer, shows off […]

Frolicking on Frenchmen

15 places for dancing, dining and enjoying

Lost Sediment: A Wasted Flood

The historic flood stages coursing through the Mississippi River this spring reminded the nation of the power inherent in its largest river. For some closer to the issues in southeast Louisiana, however, the experience represented a missed opportunity to capitalize on vast amounts of land-building sediment moving past areas where it’s desperately needed today. America’s […]

The Chief: A Year Later

NOPD’S Ronal Serpas faces public scrutiny

From Prime Cuts to Primary Care

An address long associated with fat steaks and power lunches is being turned into a place for better health and community access for New Orleanians of all walks of life. Tulane University is transforming the former Ruth’s Chris Steak House Mid-City location into its Ruth U. Fertel Community Health Center, named for the late New […]

Health Beat

• A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on rats revealed that those who lead sleep-deprived lifestyles could suffer from impaired functioning without even realizing it. The more rats are sleep-deprived, the more some of their neurons take “catnaps” – resulting in a decline in task performance levels. Though the rats were awake and […]

Benefits From Bees

Sleuthing the medicinal value of honey

Andre Perry’s Good Fight

Staying in the fray for education reform

New Orleans as a Brain Magnet

You could call it our entrepreneurial “spring.” Creative enterprise is coming into full bloom in New Orleans, as evidenced by the fact that it’s increasingly difficult to keep up with all the business success stories. Consider William Kethman, a 24-year-old Tulane University medical student who founded NOvate Medical Technologies. He invented a disposable clamp that […]

Learning Local, Growing Global

The International High School of New Orleans is too new to have a graduating class yet, but this CBD charter school still ended the 2010-’11 academic year with cause for celebration. That is because the school joined the ranks of a prestigious international education program known for academic rigor, advanced college preparation and intercultural understanding. […]

Karen Swensen

After a long, hard day at work, sometimes you’re just not ready for the 6 p.m. news. Dinner, then some comedy or crime drama on TV, or perhaps a book and a nice martini – anything to help wind down from the day. Now, you’re ready to see what’s going on in New Orleans – the […]

New Orleans Marquee Events


The Truth About Wine

Sitting across the table from me at one of those New Orleans Wine & Food Experience events was a guy who owned a winery in Napa Valley. I seized the opportunity to ask him something I had been wondering about. Several years ago, I told him, I visited a winery and the guide was talking […]



The Rhythm of Congo Square

Dances that rocked the city

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM