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New Orleans Magazine July 2019

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Gallery Insider

    CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT Stella Jones Gallery Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., #132 504.568.9050 StellaJonesGallery.com For almost 25 years STELLA JONES GALLERY has exhibited museum-quality Black art and art of the Diaspora in a first floor gallery at Place St. Charles, in the heart of New Orleans’ Business District. Located just a […]

Best New Restaurants

Discussing food, cooking and restaurants is a part-time sport for New Orleanians. From breakfast to brunch, lunch to cocktail bites, dinner to late night eats and desserts, we’ve got a lot to talk about. Enjoy our selection of the best new dining spots in New Orleans, and continue your own food conversations! BEST OF THE […]

Showing Your Wits

People will tell you that the reason we usually have Mardi Gras in February —the coldest, most miserable month of the year in New Orleans— has to do with the church calendar and the stage of the moon or something like that. Don’t believe it. It’s for one reason only. So we won’t get naked. […]

Brunch Boss

Quite often, fate has plans for us that we may not realize until it’s staring us in the face. Poppy Tooker – culinary activist, radio and TV personality, author and now the queen of the New Orleans Drag Brunch – learned what fate had in store for her following her successful book on the history […]

The Advocate Takes A Pic

And now there is just one. As there was in the beginning. One morning in May, New Orleans woke to the news that John and Dathel Georges, owners of The Advocate newspapers, had concluded swift and secret negotiations to purchase The Times-Picayune.  Just weeks after they consumed the city’s biggest alt-weekly, Gambit. In a region […]

Streetcar: A Dirge from the Pantheon

At nearly 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, a crowd gathered at the edge of the old Treme neighborhood outside the new Seven Three Distillery, where the locally made products include Gentilly Gin, Bywater Bourbon and Marigny Moonshine. Many in the group were costumed, some as variations of Elvis. They were there to remember Macon […]

From Catalog to Custom

The original design for Rebecca and Benton Smallpage’s Queen Anne style house came from the pages of an architectural pattern book, a popular source of plans for 19th century residences. It is a mirror image of Residence Design No. 216 from Robert Shoppell’s 1888 “Shoppell’s Modern Houses.” As such, the property was designated a city […]

Live and Local

Free Friday at Tipitina’s Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to revisit some old haunts and see some live local music. Tipitina’s Free Friday series is a great excuse to get Uptown for a drink and some tunes. This month on the 5th you can catch Walter “Wolfman” Washington and […]


Family Block Party at the World War II Museum If you’d like to take your kids to something fun and educational during summer vacation, try the first annual Family Block Party at the National World War II Museum on July 26. Families will get exclusive after-hours access to museum exhibits. There will be special experiences […]

The Poor Boy That Might Have Been

I once gave the operator of a poor boy shop an idea that, had he followed it, he would have had to hire security guards to keep the line of customers calm as they waited to place their orders. His profit would have reached the millions and he would have achieved poor boy immortality. Generations […]

Julia Street with Poydras The Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, During my student days, my friends and I often ate at a hole in the wall Mexican joint called the Bean Pot. The food was great but the decor was grim. The chef/host was a crusty old guy named Chico. The restaurant later moved to Chalmette but my fondest memories are […]

Ruby Reps Roller Derby

It is a constant source of amusement to me how very different Ruby, my somehow-now-12-year-old daughter, is than I was. In school, I loved English and struggled with math; she is the exact opposite, making high marks in math and science while eschewing books as boring. I have always been a textbook introvert; she is […]

Jason Berry

Reader, Farewell. I began this column in 1994 with fresh memory of the Elvis act in Chalmette: Andrew Jaeger, the risen king, popping out of a coffin to roars of the crowd. The New Orleans environs are a floorshow of the mythic mind surpassing the rest of the South. As my interests have moved deeper […]

A Fresh Coat of Paint

While still in her own formative years, Ingrid Rachal’s interests included gymnastics, theatre and becoming a flight attendant. Becoming an award-winning educator never crossed her mind. But today, she’s just that:  she’s been a semi-finalist for state teacher of the year and a recipient of New Schools for New Orleans’ excellence in teaching award. Some […]

Summer Fun Without the Sun

Splash grounds, water parks, outdoor pools, sno-ball stands — all are beloved options for families trying to make it through another New Orleans summer. But there are always those days when summer storms strike or when the thought of another moment in the sun is just more than you can take. Fortunately, New Orleans has […]

News From the Kitchen

Bordeaux Chef Dominque Macquet is one of the best chefs in town, and he’s returned to the dining scene with a new restaurant, Bordeaux, where he and Sous Chef Martin Fennelly are cooking an ambitious French menu paired with wines by Sommelier Bruno Rizzo and cocktails by Lynn Burgett. A custom-built French rotisserie turns out […]

A New Day for Daily

This will be an historic month in local journalism. The Newhouse family, which has operated The Times-Picayune for 57 years, will shut down its local presence and the esteemed daily will become part of the Advocate family owned by John and Dathel Georges. We are going to have to become used to a newspaper named […]

Korean Soul

If you’ve driven down St. Claude Avenue lately, chances are you’ve seen a crowd clustered around the corner of Music Street. They are waiting for seats at Morrow’s, a polished new restaurant serving classic New Orleans comfort food with a uniquely Korean twist. Owned and operated by the mother and son team of Lenora Chong […]

A Summer Harvest

It probably feeds more mouths than any vegetable in the world, and we don’t even call it by it by its proper name. We eat it dozens of ways, and many animals, and even insects, devour it daily. It is maize, better known as corn, and is consumed in every course of the American diet […]


There’s nothing like the thrill of a jackpot, and you just might hit one when you take an outing with friends to one of the region’s many exciting casinos and resorts. Gambling responsibly can make for a memorable bachelor or bachelorette party experience with friends, a light-hearted competition with family, or an exciting way to […]

Summer Bridal Show – June 14, 5-8 PM