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New Orleans Magazine November 2012

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Tops of the Town

  We heard that there was some sort of other election in 2012 but the one that was most far ranging in decision-making was when our readers were asked to pick the Tops of the Town. A self-addressed postage paid ballot was published in our October 2012 issue. The ballot also appeared on our website. […]

Best of Dining 2012

Alon Shaya Chef of the Year   R’evolution Restaurant of the Year JoAnn Clevenger Honor Roll   Maximilian Ortiz Maître d’ of the Year   Kirk Estopinal Bartender of the Year   Ti Martin and Lally Brennan Restaurateurs of the Year   Keife & Co. Wine Shop of the Year   French Truck Coffee Start-up […]

Memories, or Not?


Touch of Glass

This Marigny home reflects its neighborhood

How to Dress Right

My gentleman friend Lust is driving us to a formal gala. We are all dressed up and looking good for once – and I hear this mosquito buzzing around my head. Now, I just finished gluing together my coiffure with hairspray, and I know this mosquito is either going to get stuck in there and […]

Rising to the Occasion

Katherine Klimitas keeps on creating

With a Little Luck

Serendipity and More

Journalism vs. The Future

The beginning of the inevitable

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot


Getting Organ-ized

New Orleans’ magnificent organs once resounded in mansions and theaters as well as in churches.

Hangin’ On Harrison

Exploring Lakeview’s commercial center


Sister Carla Dolce: In need of a small miracle Re: “Shrine of the Times: Sister Carla Dolce and the battle of hope,” Cast of Characters column, by George Gurtner. September 2012 issue. I greatly enjoyed your article on Sr. Carla Dolce, O.S.U. It truly captured her unique, funny and yet compassionate personality. She is passionate […]

Jonathan C. McCall

Appellate Law; Insurance Law

Pizza Stories

So this guy goes into a pizzeria and orders an extra-large pizza with everything on it. As the pizza was being pulled out of the oven he asked the pizza maker, “How many slices do you cut this into?” “Ten,” the pizza maker responded. “Oh, no,” the man responded. Cut it into six. I could […]



One Moment in Time

Jewels and gems of yesteryear convey classic elegance. Today, vintage-inspired pieces of jewelry express the same endearing message that can withstand the test of time. Modern Times Right page: 18 karat white gold Cartier Bagnoire watch with oval crown set with round-cut diamonds, Roman numerals, sun-like finish dial and black leather band; 18 karat yellow […]

Scrutiny From the Attorney General

And a bit of extra personal interest

Lori A. Waters

Product Liability Litigation Kuchler Polk Schell Weiner & Richeson, LLC

A Beacon Returns to the Lakefront

Originally built to guide ships when the New Orleans Lakefront was bustling with commerce, the historic New Basin Canal Lighthouse is now being used as a beacon to lure people back to Lake Pontchartrain, and the long-running campaign to fully bring the landmark back is now in the home stretch. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the lighthouse […]


New Chef and Kids Night at Johnny V’s 6106 Magazine St., 899-4880 Armond Jonte, the former owner and chef of Gautreau’s, has joined Johnny V’s bistro as head chef. Bringing more than 30 years experience with him, he’s cooking up the finest Creole cooking you can find, with classics such as Chicken Clemenceau and Eggplant […]

Urgent Care Everywhere

Why centers are opening around town

The View from Above

The slow buggy ride might still be the most romantic way for visitors to take in the sights of the French Quarter, but a local tourism company has started a new service that should be familiar to world travelers from other cities, one that offers both a broader perspective on the city and – literally […]

Drinking to Thanksgiving

The Creole & Cajun influence

‘‘Burn K-Doe, Burn!’’

Ernie K-Doe, now and forever


Ochsner Clinic Foundation recently received a five-year, $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health in order to fund BEST Science!, a program that links Ochsner with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and local school districts. The program, which will ultimately benefit high school students who are interested in […]

Fall’s Fresh Finds

The holiday season is well upon us, and I’ve broken out my sweaters. For a man who lives in a sub-tropical climate, I have a lot of sweaters. Most of them were Christmas gifts, and unlike most of the gifts I’ve received over the years, they never seem to wear out. Or at least they […]

Thanksgiving Table

Side dishes from the chefs

New Orleans Best Pizza

In search of the upper crust

There’s a New Judge in Town

549 Listings in 56 Specialties as determined by our exclusive survey

Dane Ciolino

On Air Media Legal Analyst Solo Practitioner

Top Area Nursing Homes*

When it comes to evaluating nursing homes Medicare is the top source for data collection. Using Medicare evaluation information these are the top ranked nursing homes that accept Medicare within a 50-mile radius of New Orleans.     *NOTE: Some nursing homes do not accept Medicare so are not included on this list, nevertheless they […]

The Advocate Finding Its Place

If we wanted to be totally Machiavellian about it, we would urge readers not to subscribe to either The Advocate or The Times-Picayune. After all, although we’re a magazine and not a newspaper, we still compete for some of the same limited advertising dollars. The less there is of competition of any sort, the more […]

Adventures On Superstition Mountain

If you’re going to Superstition Mountain, you should watch out for the rattlesnakes. “They’re not an endangered species,” Dave, our tour guide said. “There are millions of them out here.” The good news is that the snakes, diamondback rattlers, also watch out for you and aren’t at all anxious for an encounter. In a land […]



Roman Harper

When I was setting up this interview with Roman Harper, a safety for the New Orleans Saints known for his quick moves and gray hair, I felt our roles were reversed – in football terms, I was chasing him, rather than him chasing me. Fortunately, thanks to persistence – from both of us – we […]

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