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New Orleans Magazine May 2009

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Widening the Panama Canal

What it could mean for New Orleans

Mother's Day

Someone told me that Alzheimer’s is the worst disease because you lose a person twice. I know when the second time was because of a call from the nursing home that came at 3:15 on a Sunday morning. I will always wonder, though, about the first time. Was it during my last trip to the […]

Last Call

Fire and Ice Mint Julep

NOLA by the Numbers

7New Orleans was founded on this day in May 1718. 55“Retired” hurricane names (Fema.gov). 1.5 million : 1Ratio of insects to humans on Earth (Auduboninstitute.org). 1967Year Gonzales’ Jambalaya Festival Association was chartered (Festival dates for 2009: May 21-24). 20,000Estimated attendees at last year’s Bayou Boogaloo (Festival dates for 2009: May 22-23).


Accurate Auto Glass: fitting and installingAccurate Auto Glass’ services are simple: they fit and install auto, commercial and residential glass.Marie Landry, who co-owns the business with Kurt Hemelt, has been in the glass business for over 33 years, and she opened Accurate Auto Glass five-and-a-half years ago. The store’s specialty and namesake – auto glass […]

Featured Dining

Fine dining for less at Austin’s Owned by Ed McIntyre, Austin’s opened in 2003 as an extension of Mr. Ed’s Restaurants, and is named after McIntyre’s son. Specializing in steaks, the restaurant offers diners a casual upscale atmosphere. “It’s a tablecloth restaurant with a fine dining setting,” explains McIntyre, who also serves as the general […]

A guide to biking

Love in the wheel world

Talk about food

Our reader's stories.

Back to the classics

Preserving our food heritage

Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and daughters, daughters and mothers – the bond between them is special. Like elastic, it may stretch and strain during the growing-up years, as young girls seek to become their own persons. But inevitably it bounces back, an enduring link that daughters then pass on to their own children. Here’s a look at some […]

Near by you

This “getaway” is just around the corner

Richard Rowley's three loves

 “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” – Cecile B. DeMille The book of 300 or so songs written by Richard Rowley that sits on the table in his living room is thick as the New York City Yellow Pages. Between these covers lies the opus magnus of everything that comprises Rowley; the alchemy of […]

Making magic

Producing local magicians

Spring's dilemma

Confessions of an English professor


Guess where it’s being stirred up?

Health beat

In an effort to provide more expedient Emergency Room care, Ochsner Health System is posting “real time” Emergency Room wait times at their facilities as well as online at www.ochsner.org/emergency. This service is intended to allow patients to choose the ER with the shortest wait time before leaving home, especially in cases of non-life-threatening emergencies. […]


The new fat buster?

That was then …

The re-education of Graymond Martin

Irish dance stepping up

Interest in traditional Irish stepdance simmered for many years in New Orleans before the runaway hit show Riverdance in 1994 propelled its stature to new heights. As with so much else however, the displacement and upheaval of Hurricane Katrina derailed that momentum, scattering many of its young and seasoned local practitioners. But there has been […]

Read and Spin

Jenny Brooks’ story is classic country – kid packs U-Haul and leaves Slidell for Nashville, trying to make it big. She released a short 10-song album, then Down in the Bayou, her latest. She writes all her own songs, and they’re cute and pretty catchy (“Cadillacation,” “Dixie for the Chicks”). Jenny sang at the Cajun […]

All aboard!

Kermit Ruffins sings a classic

Keep on cruising

While the most heated talk about signings and multi-year contracts this time of year usually involves pro sports, a recently inked deal between the port of New Orleans and Norwegian Cruise Line has quietly set the stage to help continue an ongoing boon for the local tourism industry. Norwegian Cruise Line signed a three-year agreement, […]

Restaurant Insider

The sign outside Chill Out Cafe’s (729 Burdette St.) Uptown dining room advertises it as a spot for breakfast and “Asian fusion,” but it’s really more of a Thai restaurant with a breakfast menu, with some updated touches to Thai standards. The fresh spring rolls are served in a large portion and stuffed with fresh […]

Recession Concessions

By the time this issue hits the stands, I hope the inspiration for this column is no longer relevant: namely the Bad Economy. But as I type this now we linger in limbo, stuck in a wait-and-see mode. Fittingly, the poor boy is essentially the poster sandwich for a bleak economy. The most popular of […]

No more crawfishing on food labels

In billboards, tourism brochures and travel Web sites, the red shells of crawfish are used as an enticing symbol of Louisiana, an edible representation of a unique place. Now, a pair of newly enacted state and federal laws are out to make sure consumers can tell if the crawfish they dig into actually came from […]

Persona: John Vincent Saego

“Artisan wines that express a place,” says John V. Seago, owner of Pontchartrain Vineyards. And no phrase better describes the wines that Seago creates on 13 producing acres in Bush – located just north of Covington. His wines are much like the region  – strong, full-bodied, but with a lingering flavor. That isn’t to say that some […]


Our top picks of the month’s events

Cellular adventures

Phones used to ring. They didn’t squeal, play “Mardi Gras Mambo” or belch. Bad enough your kids did that.  And when phones rang, you knew where to find them. Plugged into the wall. The same wall they were plugged into last time you looked, probably in the front hall or next to the bed. But […]

Julia Street

A monthly pursuit of answers to eternal questions

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