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New Orleans Magazine June 2011

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Ron Forman

The night couldn’t have been more perfect for the annual Whitney Zoo-To-Do, a fundraiser for the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. It was the first weekend of May, the weather unseasonably cool. Stars shone brightly in the clear skies, an effect reflected in the zoo’s historic oak tree limbs heavy with glowing white lights. Men […]

Crowning Achievement

178 Top Dentists in 8 Specialties as selected by their peers

14 Scenic Vistas

Canal Street Ferry,aka Algiers Ferry Where: The foot of Canal Street to Algiers Point and back $1 for automobiles from West Bank to East Bank, free the other way; bicycles and pedestrians always board and travel for free. Ferries depart daily from the West Bank on the hour and half-hour, beginning at 6 a.m. Departures […]

The New Orleans Art Trail:

11 Important Statues

Visual New Orleans

40 Discoveries worth looking at or looking from

Dining Features

Chef’s picks Voted “Favorite Asian Restaurant” by the readers of New Orleans Magazine in the 2011 Tops of the Town awards, Five Happiness has been serving the city for more than 30 years. Popular among families, the restaurant is known to serve classic Chinese dishes focusing on spices. The chef recommends the house-baked duck, shrimp […]

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Nola by the Numbers

Shopping

Upcoming auctionsLocated in downtown New Orleans, Crescent City Auction Gallery’s staff and auctioneers have more than 50 years combined experience in the antique and auction business. The locally owned and operated company specializes in local estates, Southern and New Orleans fine art, pottery, furniture, bric-a-brac and jewelry to name a few. Recent auctions include the […]

Last Call

A month that doesn’t suggest much

Southwest Airlines Roulette

My strategy for this February afternoon flight on Southwest Airlines to Baltimore was to head to the back of the plane. Because I’m one of those people who waits to the exact allowable moment 24 hours before the flight to print my boarding pass, I could’ve sat upfront with the A seating group; however, I […]

HOLE FOOD

LOCAL COPS PROTECT AND SERVE DONUTS

LIFE AS A ROLLERGIRL

Kathleen Gallet, aka Cooney Coo Coo

HATS OFF!

Two determined providers

RECOVERY, AFTER PAUL VALLAS

When Paul Vallas galloped into Louisiana four years ago like Roy Rogers on Trigger to take the reins of the Recovery School District, the red carpet rolled out from all directions. Louisiana needed a hero figure to turn around New Orleans’ failing schools, and Vallas, known as a turnaround specialist, promised to be “The One.” […]

FILM PRODUCTIOn: TAKE TWO

Star power carries economic spinoff

Health Beat

• Though more than 10 million Americans suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, few recognize the extent to which these disorders affect individuals outside of adolescence and young adulthood. The Eating Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina noted that since 2003, half of its patients have been adults, which is […]

HUMMING FOR YOUR SENSES

Sinus problems? Need to decrease congestion and stamp out unwanted inflammation? Try humming away your sinus problems. Repetitive humming might be Mother Nature’s ticket to healthier and clearer sinuses. Unless they become plugged up by allergies or infection, sinuses are an often-unappreciated “Plain Jane” component of our anatomy. These air-filled spaces tucked behind the forehead, […]

Seafood to go

As executive chef of Galatoire’s Restaurant for the past five years, Brian Landry was the steward for an important piece of the New Orleans culinary identity. He left that local landmark in May, however, for a new post tasked with upholding a much larger tradition. Now the chef for the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing […]

Congo Square, the name

The name Congo Square is etched into the cultural fabric of New Orleans. Now, that name is finally, officially attached to the actual square that has been associated with it for so long. The area, located between the Municipal Auditorium and North Rampart Street in what’s now Armstrong Park, had a long history as a […]

Read & Spin

Irvin Mayfield recently released a memoir of sorts, A Love Letter to New Orleans (see below), though the final product is part photo-essay and all about the music. The songs that correspond to the book were released in an accompanying CD, also called A Love Letter to New Orleans, which features compositions written by Mayfield, […]

FALL AND REDEMPTION

The long blues road of Butch Hornsby

RESTAURANT INSIDER

NOLA Locavores was started by Dr. Leslie Brown, (founder of NOLA Veggie Fest), Linda Michurski, (restaurant sales for Hollygrove Market & Farm) and Lee Stafford (founder of Euterpe Recycling Center). The group’s goal is to help New Orleanians develop closer ties to the sources of our food. Starting on June 1, the group is sponsoring […]

LOCALLY SOURCED

Two casual spots taking pride in regional ingredients

ROSEMARY AND ThYME

Cooking with herbs from the garden

Building better pump

The names of once-obscure manmade waterways in New Orleans became synonymous with disaster as breaches in the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals flooded much of the city after Hurricane Katrina. But a monumental new flood protection project set to begin as soon as this month aims to vastly improve the ability of […]

Marquee

Our top picks of the month’s events

HOW RESIDENCY RULES FAILED THE POLICE

We remember the moment: Former New Orleans Police Chief Eddie Compass was on the now-defunct talk radio station WGSO-830AM. In-studio was businessman John Casbon who headed the police foundation, a support group for the department; Compass was on the phone. Casbon, who spent much of his private time working on police matters, had hinted that […]

JULIA STREET WITH POYDRAS THE PARROT

A MONTHLY PURSUIT OF ANSWERS TO ETERNAL QUESTIONS

COUNCIL DADS

Last month, for our Mother’s Day feature, we presented portraits of female members of both the New Orleans and Jefferson parish councils and their families. This month, we do the same for council guys. In both cases we look for the similarities and differences that bind and show distinction. Editor’s note: The family of Jefferson […]

Communicating IN MODERN TIMES

Used to be if you had something to say, you just said it. Not no more. Busy people want you to email so they can answer when they get a free minute. Your kids want you to text message so they have an excuse to stare at their cell phones. Old people want you to call […]

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