Sun’s out, school’s out, and now’s the best time to seek out cool ways to have fun, without over doing it in the heat. Today’s forecast: 90 degrees, sunshine and 85 percent humidity. Copy and paste throughout the month of June, and you pretty much have a good idea of what NOLA living is like […]
You say that quaint cottage in Maine or cabin in the Smoky mountains isn’t lined up for the family this summer? Seems like what’s ahead for you and yours is the summer swamp, humid heat that New Orleanians have long survived like a badge of honor. All kinds of creative tactics come to bear (or […]
On a spring evening in 2020, my fiancé, Melanie, and I sat a COVID-safe distance away from my 97-year-old grandmother in my aunt’s backyard. I had just proposed to Melanie, but Grandma didn’t know that. In fact, my grandma, one of the people I loved the most, didn’t know I was a lesbian. At least, […]
Also see our list of featured local dentists in New Orleans > This list is excerpted from the 2022 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for 200 dentists and specialists in the New Orleans area. For more information call 706-364-0853; or write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at www.usatopdentists.com. topDentists has […]
Now that life in New Orleans is pretty much back to normal (knock on wood), it seems as though there’s always something to look forward to – whether it be a festival, a summer vacation or simply the celebration of a friend’s birthday. A trip to the dentist, however, likely doesn’t make the cut. Some […]
New Orleans’ drinks history was the driving inspiration for Hadi Ktiri while creating the Four Seasons Chandelier Bar menu. He notes that while much in the cocktail world is pushing boundaries, “We’d be missing a lot if we overlooked our city’s cocktail tradition.” Rather than offering new versions of local favorites, he asked, “What are […]
Outdoor kitchens come in as many options and looks as indoor kitchens. And if a picture is worth a thousand words when figuring out what your preferences are, the designers at the newly opened Livio Designs in Lacombe — an all-in-one destination showroom specializing in everything from interior/exterior design and construction to furnishings and decorative […]
For over 30 years, Chef Frank Brigtsen has been a touchstone for New Orleans dining, exemplifying the lessons he learned from Ella Brennan and Paul Prudhomme from the point in time when our local cuisine exploded into the national consciousness. To recognize all has done, the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is pleased to […]
Beloved local wine shop and bar Bacchanal Wine is celebrating its 20th anniversary with pop-up events taking place throughout the year. “We first opened Feb. 14, 2002,” said Joaquin Rodas, founding chef and managing partner. “Chris Rudge (our founder) found this awesome building, and he wanted to provide accessible delicious wine to the folks of […]
Hey Julia, How did Mid-City get its name? It is not really in the middle of the city is it? – Mildred Scantalafonti (New Orleans) Well, it depends how you look at it Mildred. At one end, the neighborhood is close to Metairie which skews it toward the Jefferson parish line. However, from North […]
While New Orleans was busy planning for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, all eyes were on Knoxville. The east Tennessee city hosted its own World’s Fair in 1982, officially titled the Knoxville International Energy Exposition with the theme, “Energy Turns the World.” Louisiana folks watched to gage its success. And the city pulled it off, attracting […]
New Orleans Pride New Orleans Pride weekend, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, is back June 9-12 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The weekend’s highlight will be the return of the celebratory Pride parade on June 11 at 7 p.m. through the French Quarter. Details are still in the works, so be on the lookout […]
I’m crazy about New Orleans in the summertime. I know it’s not Paris in the springtime or New England when the autumn leaves are turning; summer here is undeniably hot and humid and walking past the stench of a loaded Dumpster can almost knock you out. So when I say I’m “crazy about it,” I […]
I know we got a problem with misinformation these days, but some things we can’t blame Facebook for. We can blame my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda and The Baby Boat. Every one of the Gunch kids got the same story from her when they asked, “Where do babies come from?” She said they come from The […]
On a recent Sunday morning I had parked at the corner of South Roman Street and Tulane Avenue, up the block from St. Patrick’s church. As I opened the car door, I noticed something that would change the rest of my day. On the opposite corner a body, that of a man, was sprawled on […]
Krewe’s Calliope shades are slightly squared at the top for a more flattering fit. With mini side shields, 100% UVA/UVB protection and a lifetime warranty, these sunnies will make any dad feel hip. Available at Krewe, krewe.com. Nothing says Netflix and chill like a cozy throw. Crafted from 100% cotton by local makers We Might […]
Miss River, Alon Shaya’s new restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans, is offering a weekend jazz brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The decadent brunch menu features signature dishes like whole fried chicken and handmade biscuits with dipping sauces, duck eggs Creole stewed in a rich tomato sauce, crab meat omelette filled with blue crab ravigote, and […]
It has been more than 20 years since Herbsaint opened its doors, formally introducing New Orleans to a young chef named Donald Link. As time passed and accolades accrued, Link went on to open a series of other restaurants collected under the umbrella of the Link Restaurant Group. Yet through it all, Herbsaint has remained […]
The great New Orleans streetcar strike of 1929, which lasted more than four months, was the most violent labor strike in the city’s history. On July 1, after weeks of unsuccessful negotiations, approximately a thousand members of the Carmen’s Union, Division 194, walked out on strike. It claimed New Orleans Public Service, Inc., or NOPSI, […]
Some recipes are complicated. This one is not. That said, there are many moving parts here. The tomato sambal and the maque choux can be made in advance. Make this smart move to avoid a kitchen jam-up as you are trying to plate this beautiful, seasonal dish with brilliant colors and unexpected flavor. The tomato […]
We talk a lot about festivals and festival culture as being a way of life for New Orleanians. But, events like the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience take New Orleans festivals to a broader and international level. The week-long festival is returning for its 30th year after modified versions of the event post-COVID-19. At […]
The summer season, especially in New Orleans, is a period marked by community and care-free celebration. As daylight stretches into the late hours of evening, every corner of the city buzzes with excitement and activity. Dining out at New Orleans’ endless list of restaurants fills food-lovers’ weekend itineraries, and travel bugs get their fix with […]
Sun's out, school’s out, and now’s the best time to seek out cool ways to have fun, without over doing it in the heat.
Today’s forecast: 90 degrees, sunshine and 85 percent humidity. Copy and paste throughout the month of June, and you pretty much have a good idea of what NOLA living is like as spring becomes a seemingly distant memory. This month, we’re on the search for frozen treats and refreshing drinks. And I don’t know about you, but when the summer heat starts to rev up, the last thing I feel like doing is cooking. Chilled eats are what’s on the menu, from daiquiris to sno-balls, and take-away salads to sandwiches that keep the kitchen, and the cook, cool.
June is also Pride month, and New Orleans, as always, knows how to throw a party. The annual French Quarter Pride parade is scheduled to return after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. The celebration promises to bring plenty of LGBTQ+ love, along with lots of rainbows, floats, music and more to the Quarter. To highlight the celebration, we have one local writer’s personal Pride story proving that, in her family, grandma knows best, and has plenty of love to go around.
Finally, we have our annual Top Dentist list of 199 professionals from across the Greater New Orleans region, in eight specialties ranging from general dentistry to orthodontics. While keeping your smile in great shape is at the top of most of our own lists, going to a dentist can sometimes come with anxiety and apprehension. We’ve got tips from a few top professionals to help alleviate the fear and keep your cool.
Plus, we highlight this year’s Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award winner restaurateur Frank Brigtsen, give you some gift ideas for the men in your life, mix things up with a refreshing new cocktail take and much more. It’s a jam-packed month full of things to do and celebrate.
The summer heat is back, and fall weather is a long four months away. The best prescription to stay cool, calm and collected in our book? Sit back, relax and enjoy a chilled drink, a cool waft of air from the window unit and enjoy reading this latest issue of New Orleans Magazine.
Ashley McLellan, Editor