MEMOIR: In her hilarious memoir, After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter, Gwendolyn Knapp spins tales about her eccentric Florida family. Hoarding, dysfunction and dating dilemmas of epic proportions ensue, and even a move to New Orleans can’t lift what starts to seem like a curse, especially when […]
I have a culinary question. What exactly are we supposed to do with a glob of white rice? Ever so often I get that with my entrée, most often but not exclusively, at a Vietnamese or Chinese restaurant. The rice is tasteless. Apparently we are supposed to mix it with something more flavorful from the […]
A cartoon in The New Yorker once showed a woman who answered the phone in a fashionable Manhattan apartment turning to her husband and saying, “It’s your tally man, he’s tallied your bananas.” As the banana industry returns to New Orleans, we can assume that there will again be tallymen on our streets. In deference to the Harry Belafonte song we can only say, “Day-O.” There was a time when New Orleans could claim to be the […]
In a cooperative agreement announced in the spring, LCMC Health System will pay Jefferson Parish up to $245 million to lease West Jefferson Medical Center and operate its hospitals and clinics for 45 years. According to a press release, a portion is dependent on the hospital’s financial performance in the first three years. Capital improvements, […]
There have been certain pivotal moments in New Orleans dining history when the world just seemed to change. For example: • When Antoine’s switched from having an all-French menu to one that included a foreign language: English. • When Galatorie’s stopped serving chipped ice in its water goblets and moved to the more daring cubes. • When Morning Call moved from […]
Tommy’s Cuisine Tommy’s Restaurant Group: 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103 Tommy’s Restaurant Group, in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, is now hosting private events including wedding receptions and corporate parties. Private dining rooms are available at Tommy’s Winebar, Tommy’s Cuisine and Tommy’s Private Loft. Parties small and large can be accommodated in the modern/vintage-style rooms and the […]
Bra Genie in Baton Rouge Bra Genie: 7539 Corp. Blvd., Suite 180, Baton Rouge, (225) 223-6114, TheBraGenie.com Bra Genie, the bra-fitting salon in Mandeville, has opened a second location in Baton Rouge. Located in the Towne Center, next to Whole Foods, the store will carry bras, panties, shape-wear and bra-sized swimwear. Customers will find top […]
MEMOIR: In her hilarious memoir, After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter, Gwendolyn Knapp spins tales about her eccentric Florida family. Hoarding, dysfunction and dating dilemmas of epic proportions ensue, and even a move to New Orleans can’t lift what starts to seem like a curse, especially when the author’s mother – along with all of her “collections” – moves to New Orleans to follow her. In the self-deprecating style of David Sedaris, Knapp weaves her upbringing into the story of her attempt to escape her family and struggle to make it in a new city, bouncing the narrative between Florida and New Orleans. Knapp is the editor of Eater NOLA and lives in New Orleans.
COUNTRY-SOUL: The influences of Hank Williams Sr., John Prine and Woody Guthrie are palpable when you tune into music by The Deslondes (formerly Tumbleweeds). The New Orleans band’s debut album with New West Records is due out this month. If the tracks, including “Fought the Blues and Won” and “The Real Deal,” are any indication, every living room in the city will be piping pedal steel and surf organ-infused honky tonk blues through the airwaves. Polish up your two-step, friends.
COOKBOOK: Chef, host of Travel Channel’s “American Grilled,” James Beard Award finalist and New Orleans-native David Guas Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro is the perfect gift for your grill-loving dad on Father’s Day. Ideal for the novice or experienced griller, it’s jammed with everything you need to get your grill on.
JAZZ: The Branford Marsalis Quartet re-released its Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam DVD and CD in April. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1965 release of the original John Coltrane “A Love Supreme,” album. This complete performance by Marsalis and his quartet was performed at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis in March 2003 and is a must-have for the collections of fans of Coltrane and Marsalis.
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