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New Orleans Magazine November 2018

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Legal Services

Knowing who to call when a legal issue arises isn’t easy for everyone. While personal injury attorneys may enjoy daytime TV fame, other attorneys work under the radar and out of the spotlight. You don’t see as many billboards or television commercials for attorneys in construction law, healthcare law, or white collar criminal defense. So […]

Tacos

  Admit it. When you were a kid headed home from school and you knew it was taco night, there was a bit of extra zippity-do-dah in your step. Despite the oft-stale crunchy corn shells that were frequently disappointingly shattered in the bottom of the box (necessitating building a pile as opposed to stuffing a […]

Sax Appeal

  The Lower Ninth Ward in the 1950s was a semirural village of black people, Sicilians and Croatians, living close together. People raised cows and chickens in yards and small pastures. The clarinetist and saxophonist Don Suhor (1932-2003), a stellar jazz modernist memorialized in an eponymous dual CD on GHB records, grew up in the Lower Nine, inspiring his […]

2018 TOP LAWYERS

  Administrative/Regulatory Law Metairie George A. Mueller III Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes, LLP 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite 1100 504-217-2006 Adam M. Stumpf   Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes, LLP 1 Galleria Blvd. Suite 1100 504-217-2006 New Orleans John C. Saunders Jr. Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. 1100 Poydras St. Suite […]

Streetcar: Season of the Boucherie

An aunt in Avoyelles parish traditionally would give me a pack of boudin for Christmas. It was a wonderful gift, except for the Christmas after Katrina when the car trunk tended to be loaded down with paraphernalia for survival in addition to holiday gifts. That following October I traced down the gamey, but still savory, […]

Last Call: The Cart Before the Course

If you don’t believe that life is a circle, just stick around long enough and see dated clothing styles come back into fashion. Inevitably you are going to wish you had held on to most of those clothes you discarded. Along those lines, but not quite as stylish as padded shoulders, bell-bottoms and double-knit fabric, […]

Thanksgiving Ambrosia

Growing up in Memphis, I always feasted on ambrosia at holiday time. The day before Thanksgiving or Christmas, my mother would crack fresh coconuts with a hammer out on the driveway and peel and chop the oranges. It took hours of shredding and mixing, but eventually the vintage blue crock bowl was filled to capacity […]

News From the Kitchen

Poydras and Peters Poydras and Peters has taken over for Café Adelaide in the downtown Loews Hotel. Chef Thomas Hines, a New Orleans native, heads the kitchen. His menu is grounded in the American south, with influences from Vietnam and Mexico here and there. Poydras and Peters; 300 Poydras St.; 595-3305; Monday – Thursday from […]

La Thai’s Style

The sharp anise-like notes of basil and the aromatic hook of cilantro. A squeeze of lime and the umami of Golden Mountain sauce, a uniquely Thai variant of soy. Add the firepower of raw chilis and the crunch of peanuts and you have a tool kit for building some serious flavor combinations. Now to this […]

An Eye for Art

  Unlike many art galleries that present spare white walls as a backdrop for the work that’s exhibited, Beth Wheeler’s Uptown cottage stands up to the impressive collection of art it houses. The art is the star. But the house and décor, both thoughtfully curated like the art, meet it head on. Collecting came first […]

Taco Talk

A taxi driver in Cancun, Mexico was pointing out the various restaurants and bars along the way, including the American chains. Then he cautioned. “There is one chain that we do not have here,” he said. “Know what it is?” It did not take long. “Taco Bell?” He nodded. The same rule holds true in […]

Music to Fest By

  November is finally here. The heat has finally begun to dissipate and the fall festivals are getting close. Three of the best food and music events of the year are this month. Things get underway on November 9 with The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s excellent Boudin, Bourbon and Beer party at Champion’s Square. If you […]

Growth Experiences

Excerpted from Eve Crawford Peyton’s blog, Joie d’Eve,  which appears each Friday on MyNewOrleans.com I’ve written before about whether you can let your kids quit something. I still don’t have a firm stance on it, to be perfectly frank. I let Georgia quit both ballet and cheerleading – she wasn’t enjoying them – but made her […]

Ways With Words

  Me and my daughter Gladiola are trying to figure out how she did on her history test. “There was a question about President Abraham Lincoln — what happened to him at Ford Theatre,” she says. “And you said…?” “He was circumcised,” she tells me. Circumcised? “Nooo. He was shot in the head,” I say. […]

Rediscovering Grand Isle

This will come as a surprise to those who know me well – perhaps even a shock – but I love discovering I am wrong about some things. I relish being pleasantly enlightened by new discovery. So let’s talk Grand Isle. That far flung southern outpost of Jefferson Parish dipping its toe into the Gulf […]

Stephen Goodly

  Stephen Goodly, High School State Teacher of the Year, recently recalled the very moment he decided to make teaching his life’s passion. At the time, he was a beginning college student full of plans for a career in computer science. That plan took a drastic turn one day after witnessing chaos in a New […]

Thomas Morstead

A leader both on and off the field, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead brings a commitment of positivity to his team and his adopted hometown. A Saint for the past nine years, Morstead has been a crucial part of the team, with a kicking average of 47 yards per punt average, and was named […]

November

  Boudin, Bourbon and Beer On November 9 in Champions Square, Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer will have its biggest event yet with over 70 chefs participating. Abita is sponsoring this year’s event and will have their favorites, as well as seasonal brews and special cask selections. There will also be a cigar bar and dessert […]

Julia Street with Poydras the Parrot

Dear Julia and Poydras, Many of my childhood vacations were spent taking long road trips with my parents and little brother. Invariably, on our way into or out of town, our family would stop to eat at Roussel’s on Airline Highway in LaPlace. Sadly, that grand old eatery is long-gone. Do you happen to know […]

Night of the Saints

We recall one Fall Sunday in 2005, sitting outside a store in Marksville, Louisiana, where we spent our Katrina exile. While others shopped, we listened to the Saints game on the car radio, though everything was wrong about the experience. The team was playing its home games in San Antonio whose mayor was eagerly courting […]

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