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New Orleans Magazine June 2021

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Gulf Getaway

  Visitors come to Panama City Beach for many reasons, but mostly for the attractions, seaside accommodations and fun water sports. I got stuck on a live oak tree. I was exploring St. Andrews State Park, a 1,200-acre peninsular park three miles east of Panama City Beach that contains pristine white beaches with emerald-colored water on […]

Streetcar: The Creole Tomato

  Not to be bragging or anything, but I once happened to meet and talk to the Queen of the Creole Tomato Festival. The festival is held annually in the Dutch Alley section of the French Market. Given the demands on her schedule, our conversation was brief, but revealing. More on that later. First there […]

Mary-Martin France

  When the temperatures rise, conventional wisdom tells us to think cool thoughts. The warmer months can also be a good time to think “SALES” and “BARGAINS.” Mary-Martin France, owner of the Magazine Street home design store Hilltop Shoppe says summer can be a good time to take advantage of savings. France says store owners […]

Summer Sips

  Auction House Market has launched a new cocktail menu, featuring new signature and seasonal cocktails. One example, the “Salty Iguana,” is a smoky mezcal, tequila, grapefruit and salt-preserved lemon concoction that’s perfect for a hot summer day. Or try the “April Showers,” an elevated St. Germain Spritz with butterfly pea flower tea and honey. […]

Loss and Love

  My mom, my best friend, died suddenly May 4, at age 68. Now I’m trying to write her eulogy. The one thing that’s killing me right now is how proud my mom was of my writing. She read everything I wrote from the time I was able to hold a pencil – and she […]

The Meaning of Pride

  To understand what pride really is, we should begin with what it’s not. Pride is not an event or a parade. It’s not a month or an organization, a program or a spectacle, a costume or a celebration. When we talk about pride, too often do we default to Pride with a capital P. […]


  Pictured in this circa 1890 photograph is a splendid view of horse-drawn streetcars turning into St. Charles from Canal Street to begin its six-plus-mile journey through the city’s uptown neighborhoods to Carrollton. For almost 200 years, streetcars were the primary source of public transportation for most New Orleanians. During the late 19th and first […]

Fire up the Grill

  Chef Daniel Esses shared a version of this recipe with me years ago when he was the man behind the menu at Three Muses on Frenchmen Street. Today he mans the kitchen at Rimon in Tulane University’s Hillel Center, but these robust, flavorful burgers remain a timeless reflection his style for combining fresh, bright […]

Bowled Over

  New Orleans is a melting pot in more ways than one. Like its music, the food often expresses itself through improvisation. Starting from a common point, chefs play with form, rolling in local influences and ingredients to spread the gospel of taste. Union Ramen is a new place in town using the popular Japanese […]

Father’s Day

  Did you notice, back a couple decades ago, when all the dads in sitcoms suddenly became doofuses? Stumbling and bumbling their way through life waiting for mom to get them out of a jam. Mom holds the household together, keeps the kids clean and fed and on time for school, juggles work with home […]

Gifts for Him

Perfect for tackling workspace clutter and keeping travel essentials in place, Tchoup Industries’ Ditty Bag is made from durable, recycled sailcloth and waxed canvas. Slight imperfections in the sailcloth make the piece feel extra special and one-of-a-kind, Tchoup Industries, tchoupindustries.com. The crisp blue hue of this cotton twill cap is flattering on everyone. Handmade by […]

From the Editor

  This month, we celebrate Pride – a month dedicated to remembering the work and sacrifices made by extraordinary individuals to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ people. In this issue, we highlight the work of several local heroes and allies who continue to lay the groundwork for equality and recognition. We’re not completely there yet, […]

Speak Easy

  Kent Westmoreland created this Gimlet variation after reading about the Beverly Country Club in “Mafia Kingfish.” The Beverly was an illegal casino on River Road, just beyond the Orleans Parish line, that operated from 1955-1962. Its owners included local mafia boss Carlos Marcello and New York mobster Meyer Lansky. In the 1970s, the building […]

News + Notes

ESSENCE Festival of Culture 2021 Last year, ESSENCE Fest went entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, ESSENCE organizers have announced that they will be utilizing a hybrid format. While full details have not been released as of press time, the event will take place over two weekends (June 25-27 and July 2-4). […]

Winging It

  The annual Hogs for the Cause charity event (June 4-5) kicks off with a new Friday evening experience – dubbed Wings & Bacon Night – at Plaquemines Parish Government Facility in Belle Chasse. The competition welcomes teams to create and sell unique wing and bacon dishes, as well as serve barbecue samples. It includes […]

Hometown Heroes

  Like restaurants nationwide in a year like no other, the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award has pivoted for 2021. This year, in lieu of a single individual receiving this year’s New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) honor, 13 individuals and organizations will instead receive an Ella Brennan “Stand Up For Your Hometown” Award.  […]

The Eye of the Beholder

  Life is getting back to normal. Bad breath matters again.  Me and my sister-in-law Gloriosa were sitting at the PJ’s, smiling around at everybody, and talking about how nice it is to be sipping coffee next to people-size people instead of mini-people in Zoom squares. But credit where it’s due – Zoom got us […]

Greg Tarzan Davis

  New Orleans has always been the home to a cast of characters, becoming the backdrop of famous works of literature, movies and plays revolving around its colorful residents. If all the world’s a stage, then New Orleans is its star player. So, it should be no surprise when personalities, products of New Orleans’ rich […]

Julia Street: The Moonlight Tower

  Dear Julia, I have seen an old photo of the Henry Clay statue on the neutral ground of Canal street near the river. This was before the Henry Clay statue was moved to Lafayette Square. In the background is a huge skeletal tower on the Canal street neutral ground at approximately Bourbon street. Apparently, […]

Tufton Family Dentistry

The family-run practice of Tufton Family Dentistry has offered a full range of affordable dental services to patients of all ages for over 45 years. A father-and-son team, Drs. Peter Tufton and Michael Tufton are attuned to the needs of patients, equipping the practice with advanced technologies to provide outstanding care and comfort. From a […]

Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Demarcus Smith and Dr. Michael Ferguson are board-certified oral surgeons at Oral Surgery Services who serve patients in Greater New Orleans with outstanding oral surgery care. With state-of-the-art facilities in Metairie and Gretna, they offer the full scope of oral surgery, including dental implants, orthognathic surgery, and more. They also offer stem cell banking […]

Mid-City Smiles Family Dentistry

Mid-City Smiles Family Dentistry is conveniently located on the Canal streetcar line in the heart of Mid-City. Dr. Mark D. Anderson and Dr. Julio Marin wish to welcome Dr. Perla Hernandez to the practice. This experienced team offers complete dental care for all ages.  Dr. Mark Anderson is the official team dentist of the New […]

DiMarco Dental

DiMarco Dental has provided quality care for over 50 years in a friendly, family environment. DiMarco Dental provides a holistic approach to dental health. Doctors Damon DiMarco, DDS and Joanne Hoppe, DDS offer individualized care and tailored solutions unique to each patient’s health and smile. We love creating and keeping beautiful smiles. We keep up […]

Bridget Brahney, DDS

Dr. Bridget Brahney and her team are dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Always expanding, the practice offers a comprehensive list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family, from Velscope oral cancer screening to fillings, crowns, and tooth whitening. […]

Father’s Day Featured Gifts

The Sazerac House 101 Magazine St, New Orleans 504-910-0100  From the bar to the barbeque, gift Dad the cocktail apron that can do it all. Handmade by The FoodWhore Co. in San Antonio Texas, these aprons are made out of sturdy canvas and leather. Available in-store and online at store.sazerachouse.com/white-bartender-apron.html A Fishy Business 985-373-5551 AFishyBusinessnola@gmail.com  […]

Dental Resources

  The dental industry is complex—more than just cleanings and x-rays, dentists and oral surgeons these days offer an extensive list of services to improve smiles both in and out of the mouth. From cosmetic treatments like Botox to dental implant surgery, teeth whitening and straightening, this specialty covers a wide swath of health and […]

Local Health and Service Providers

  The healthcare industry is always abuzz with news and developments, from new programs at hospitals, tips from insurance providers, and advancements in procedures to services from your neighborhood pharmacy and community initiatives aimed at improving lives and helping one another. This month, stay on top of the latest from a variety of local health […]

Home Design, Financing & Real Estate

  One of the busiest industries coming out of the pandemic has been the home design industry, which has seen an exponential boost thanks to homeowners tired of their environment or finally tackling long-desired repairs. Check out the following tips and offerings from a variety of local professionals ready to help you realize the vision […]

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