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Martin Wine is now open for dinner Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 894-7350, MartinWine.com Slaving over a hot stove has never been an appealing image. In New Orleans’ 100-degree heat, it’s an even less attractive idea. Maybe that’s why so many of us are looking for easy dining options. If you are also […]

Johan Barrios-Top Female Achiever

Civil Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans

Chop Shops

The steakhouse three ways

Let’s Do Launch

Isis Restaurant & Bar (828 Gravier St.) opened recently in the CBD. The restaurant is the first for owner John Soliman, who was born in Egypt and whose previous careers include stints in marketing and marine surveying. He named the restaurant Isis because that was the first Carnival parade he saw when he moved here, […]

Cool Drinks for Summer

Keeping us going through the heat

A More Fitting Name Will Be Hard to Come By

I am not quite certain how New Orleanians got left off the list that includes mad dogs and Englishmen out in the mid-day sun. We  really should be an integral part of that roster. Proof that we’re ready to party no matter what the meteorological conditions, as if any examples were needed, is the internationally […]

Best New Restaurants

We suppose it’s a sign of progress that so many new restaurants have opened during the past year. The activity certainly shows confidence in the local economy and is also a tribute to tourism, which provides another level of patrons to fill tables. Here we present our choices of those among the new most worthy […]

Anne Redd-Top Female Achiever

Civic Volunteer and Political Consultant

Kathleen Calhoun Nettleton-Top Female Achiever

President, Publisher and Co- Owner, Pelican Publishing Company

Haley Bittermann-Top Female Achiever

Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Operations, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

Sister Camille Anne Campbell-Top Female Achiever

President and Principal, Mount Carmel Academy

Dr. Tlaloc Alferez-Top Female Achiever

Internist and Infectious Disease Specialist

Mr. Okra’s Birthday Party

A woman wearing a hat with plastic fruits on it stood at the corner of Lesseps and Burgundy streets pointing to a rainbow that seemed to stretch over Bywater. Those in the street were part of the overflow crowd that had gone this Saturday night to B.J.’s Lounge to celebrate Mr. Okra’s 69th birthday. Okra, […]

Diane Mack-Top Female Achiever

Announcer and Producer, WWNO-FM

Virginia P. Saussy-Top Female Achiever

Vice President, Sales and Operations, Sucré Creative Director and Chair of Themes/Floats, Krewe of Muses

Kim Sport-Top Female Achiever

Attorney and Community Activist

Kay Morrison-Top Female Achiever

Owner, The Occasional Wife

Suzanne Perron-Top Female Achiever

Designer and Author of Designing in Ivory and White

Rebecca Winchell-Top Female Achiever

Aneurysm Survival Activist

Dianne Boazman and Betty Landreaux-Top Female Achiever

Co-owners and Directors, Home Care Solutions

Top Female Achievers 2012

Over time the white-collar workforce has become increasingly and, in some cases, predominately female. No longer is there novelty in women fulfilling non-traditional roles, for most of those roles are by now traditional. One result is that there are more stories to tell, more people to highlight, so much so that this year we have […]

Crime & Survival

Tips from the top

The Times-Picayune

Lamenting an urban tragedy

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot




Linda Green

aka Miss Linda, the Ya Ka Mein Lady

Gulf History at 4,000 Feet

The wreck of a sailing vessel that has sat silently in the Gulf of Mexico for perhaps 200 years is now beginning to tell tales from its own turbulent times, thanks to a chance discovery and some advanced technology.   The wreck is approximately 200 miles off the Louisiana coast, lying some 4,000 feet deep. […]


A homegrown success story goes global

Super Volunteers

Long before any quarterback takes his first snap in the upcoming NFL season, planning for the pinnacle of that season, Super Bowl XLVII, has been well underway in New Orleans. In fact, the city’s Super Bowl Host Committee is now driving hard in its bid to recruit the 8,000 volunteers it says it needs to […]


Jane Wholey’s next adventure

Haff Disease

The Socrates, Baltic Coast and hemlock connection


Ochsner Health System signed a contract with King Abdulaziz University, an institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Faculty, staff and students from the Saudi Arabian university’s college of medicine will be educated and trained at various Ochsner health care facilities throughout Louisiana. While signing the contract, Professor Osama Sadek Tayeb, the […]

Restaurant Rage

We will call her Jane, even though that wasn’t her real name. From many years in news media circles she was known as the “Queen of the Freebies.” She worked for a small, totally insignificant newspaper that hardly anyone ever saw, but she was able to parlay that into getting free things around town. She […]

Gospel for Global Peace

Most New Orleanians will instantly recognize the tunes on a newly-released album, which features such traditional numbers as “I’ll Fly Away,” “Down by the Riverside” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” But the lyrics will likely throw some local listeners for a loop. These and eight other standards of gospel, bluegrass, and New Orleans […]

Not Just a Side Dish

Fries get their moment in the heat lamp

Panorama Jazz Band

The evolution of a great sound


CD Jimmy Robinson’s latest album, Guitarworks, is almost all guitar, and it certainly all works. Almost all of the 15-track record are Robinson’s original compositions, although he borrows “Hurt” from Trent Reznor, “Little Wing” from Jimi Hendrix and “Eight Miles High” from Gene Clark, David Crosby and Roger McGuinn. The Bonerama Horns join Robinson on […]

Smoky Creek

Learning charm in Bogalusa

Aunt Bovette – The Final Act

Nothing is easy these days. Not even plopping over dead. I know this because Aunt Bovette from Ohio just did it. It ain’t too tragic thought, because she was 97 and charming as a meter maid with sore feet. I first met her at my own wedding. She showed up just as I was about […]



Where Old is Gold

Royal Street – a history of antiquing

Elegant + Eclectic = Exquisite

Combining antiques from around the world and around the corner

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