“People to Watch” is New Orleans Magazine’s longest running feature. Every year the best and brightest up-and-comers are selected and profiled as the locals who are doing something new or different in New Orleans. This year’s honorees were featured in the September issue of New Orleans Magazine and honored at the “People to Watch” party October 20 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.
The event, sponsored by Republic Beverage Company and the Fair Grounds, featured food and cocktails, an awards presentation and music from Hazel and the Delta Ramblers.
This year’s class of People to Watch were: Issa Abou-Issa, Iftikhar Ahmad, Baby Boyz Brass Band, Forrest Bacigalupi, Monique delaHoussaye-Breaux, Nannette V. Jolivette Brown, Tim Bryant, Liz Carrier, Catherine Deano, Renee Maloney, Angela Watson Daliet, Lolis Eric Elie, Mike Fennelly, Robert X. Fogarty, Elizabeth Teel Galante, Becca Selvidge Fox, Susan Woods, George Chin, Egbert Ming, Andrew Wong, Jolie Benson, Sarah Elizabeth Dewey, Dominik Knoll, Virginia T. McCollam, Amanda McGillivray, Aaron Miscenich, Tess Monaghan, Msgr. Christopher H. Nalty, Sonia Perez, Tom Piazza, Monica S. Ramsey, David Skinner, Michele Baker, Libby Bryan, Keith Porteous, Susan Taylor, Robbie Vitrano, Kate Elizabeth Voisin and Michelle Weaver.