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Best of New Orleans 2013........................19 Food........................................................................20 Cover App ...........................................................23 Bars & Entertainment.......................................44 Politics..................................................................53 Local Life .............................................................57 Media ....................................................................64 Goods & Services ............................................65

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Seven Things to Do This Week ................ 5 Krewe of Oak’s Midsummer Mardi Gras, Grupo Fantasma and more

NEWS + VIEWS

News ...................................................................... 7 Is New Orleans ready for Google Glass? Bouquets + Brickbats ................................... 7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What?........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt........................................................ 11 News briefs from all over

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What’s in Store...............................................95 South Coast Solar

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Review ................................................................96 Basin Seafood & Spirits Fork + Center ..................................................96 All the news that’s fit to eat 5 in Five .............................................................99 Five octopus dishes 3-Course Interview .....................................99 Michael Casey of Liberty Cheesesteaks

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Grupo Fantasma Wed. Aug. 28 | Austin, Texas, pan-Latin funk orchestra (and sometime Prince backing band) Grupo Fantasma swivels through jam after horned, bassy jam on El Existential (Nat Geo Music), the 11-deep crew’s 2010 Grammy-winning breakthrough. Los Po-Boy-Citos open at 9 p.m. at Tipitina’s. The Art of Music Thu. Aug. 29 | NOCCA hosts a program exploring the interplay of music and visual art. Ellis Marsalis, cellist Jee Yeoun Ko and the Faubourg Quartet play compositions by Wynton Marsalis, Philip Glass and others in conjunction with video and visual art displays by Ron Bechet, Ayo Scott and Michel Varisco. At 7:30 p.m. in NOCCA’s Freda Lupin Memorial Hall.

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Southern Decadence | The annual LGBT community celebration draws visitors from around the nation for a long Labor Day weekend of parties, drag shows, contests, bar hopping and more. The Sunday afternoon Decadence parade includes Decadence’s grand marshals, drag queens and satirically costumed and skimpily clad revelers. PAGE 107.

Honey Island Swamp Band Fri. Aug. 30 | Honey Island Swamp Band closes out Tipitina’s free Fridays summer series. The band recently released its fourth album Cane Sugar. Colin Lake opens at 10 p.m. Dale Watson Sat. Aug. 31 | The iconoclastic country singer has taken the slow road to acclaim, growing up in Texas, moving to Hollywood, leaving music for a while and returning. He finally climbed onto the Billboard country chart with 2013 release El Rancho Azul. He performs at 9 p.m. at Rock ’N’ Bowl. Krewe of OAK Midsummer Mardi Gras Sat. Aug. 31 | The raunchy and satirical Krewe of OAK parade marches to the theme OAKtopussy Riot: A Tribute to James Bondage. The parade departs the Maple Leaf Bar at 7:30 p.m. and goes to Palmer Park. (Toy guns are forbidden.)

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Cardinal Sons with Sports & Leisure and the Wooden Wings Fri. Aug. 30 | Loyola University’s rock chops are highlighted in this local band showcase, featuring current students Cherie LeJeune and Molly Portier (of angelic vocal-driven act the Wooden Wings) and alumni brethren John, Joe and David Shirley, whose Cardinal Sons headlines. Sports & Leisure also performs at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.

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BOUQUETS + brickbats ™

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C O M M E N TA R Y  13  C L A N CY D U B O S  15

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won the 2013 National Poetry Slam  in Massachusetts Aug. 17. More than  70 four- and five-person  teams vied in the poetry  competition. Louisiana  teams Eclectic Truth and  New Orleans Slam also  competed. Slam New  Orleans — Kaycee Filson, Sam Gordon, Justin Lamb, Akeem Martin and  Michael “Quess” More — also won the  2012 competition.

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Google Glass is coming, and tech bloggers are already writing about its great potential — including the potential to erode privacy. Is New Orleans ready for Glass? By George “Loki” Williams

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ew Orleans is a city of krewes with secret memberships,  politicians with cash-filled freezers and lots of other things  that people prefer to keep hidden. There are romantic  liaisons, teenagers doing what teenagers do and all sorts of  people — from drug dealers to prostitutes — doing things they  don’t want others to see. Into this arena of secrets enters a small  face-mounted computer that can take photographs and shoot  video — among many other interesting things.     The headset is called Google Glass, and you might have  seen it in the news: a wearable computer ithat’s the next technological jump after the smartphone. The device is worn like a  pair of spectacles — it looks something like the eyepiece worn  by Geordi LaForge, the blind character played by LeVar Burton  in Star Trek: The Next Generation — and operates using a  combination of voice commands and a trackpad placed at the  user’s right temple.

    Integration with Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Path make  Glass a very social device, as does the ability to start video  Google Hangouts (teleconferences) with up to 10 people at  once. It’s a serious tool for creating point-of-view media, and  it’s also raising a lot of privacy concerns for that reason.      But when you see someone wearing Google Glass, you  don’t automatically know if it’s turned on — taking photos,  sound recording or video recording. Businesses probably  won’t be happy with a device that lets customers look at an  item and perform instant price comparisons. Recording live  music performances or movies is a logical possibility. What  about reading lips from a distance? From music clubs and  casinos to Bourbon Street gentlemen’s clubs, there are a lot of  places the new tech may not be welcome.     Where can you go with Glass and where can it get you  kicked out? I decided to find out.  The woman on the phone at Harrah’s New Orleans, an operator who identified herself only as Joyce, seemed taken aback  and had to look up Google Glass on the Internet before delivPAGE 9

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received the American Correctional  Association’s (ACA) Golden Eagle  Award, the ACA’s highest  honor, and is only the third  juvenile justice system  in the U.S. to receive the  award. The Louisiana office oversees three secure  care facilities (and one satellite facility),  11 regional field offices and its main  office in Baton Rouge.

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Through the looking glass

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ering a very firm “no.” House of Blues New Orleans, on the other hand, knew exactly what Glass was. A representative who gave his name as Doug explained that House of Blues has strict “no cameras” policy, but allow phones into the club with no problem — and that it would almost certainly be a judgment call by the manager on duty, since there is no official policy on Glass yet. Robert Watters, president of Rick’s Cabaret, a Bourbon Street gentlemen’s club, was in a New Orleans City Council meeting, but texted a statement, “We will not be allowing people to wear them inside the building.” At Flanagan’s Pub in the French Quarter, bartender, “Huggy” Behr immediately displayed a wealth of knowledge about Glass and how it operates. “So I guess this isn’t one of those places I’ll get tossed out of for wearing Glass?” I joked. “Throw you out? I’d love one of my own,” someone else said. When Behr tried them on, I could see his gadget lust immediately. “Can you imagine shooting an entire shift in a French Quarter bar, point-of-view, like this?” Behr chuckled then got more serious. “The constant connection to the Web has changed us as a society as it is,” he said. “Glass is going to continue that dependence on being connected and overinformed. I am all for it. I submit. Give me more. Take away my need to learn how to spell. I suck at it already. Just give me access to all the data. I want it. “While you are at it,” he added, “give me my damn flying cars.” Of course, the technology behind a computer on your face is about more than just where you can wear it. I let a few people PAGE 11

The “Glasshole” Factor

Considering some of the vitriol levied at Glass on Facebook and Twitter, I was expecting at least a few negative interactions. None occurred in the week since I visited Google’s New York headquarters and returned to the Crescent City wearing Google on my face. Most of the people I encounter who ask about Glass are more positive and curious. Within five blocks of leaving Google’s fitting room above Chelsea Market, I was stopped and asked about them half a dozen times. Back home, I found people Uptown were far more likely to approach me than those in the French Quarter. Downtown, people noticed but kept their distance. When I went to the Quarter many would look, but few would approach me. While I was crossing Royal Street, a cyclist yelled out “Glass?” as he raced past. “Yes!” I shouted back, raising my hand in a thumbs-up. “Very cool!” he yelled as he disappeared across Chartres Street. I had very few direct interactions about Glass while meandering around the French Quarter. Consider the number of celebrities and musical titans that walk those streets frequently, and it does make Glass seem a lot less notable. What really amuses me is that New Orleanians are so much more blase about it than New Yorkers were.

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glass•hole (noun) someone who has early access to or is in possession of Google Glasses and flaunts them around like a jerk (noun) A person who wears Google Glass and refuses to remove it when directly interacting with other people, private gatherings, or public events. The general belief is that these people are photographing, recording, Googling and Facebooking the people they’re interacting with instead of focusing on the conversation or acting like a human being.” — Source: urbandictionary.com

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SCUTTLEBUTT Quote of the week POLL AFTER POLL EDITION “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Jesus Christ?” — One of the questions in the many Louisiana polls released last week. Jesus has a 97 percent approval rating among Louisiana voters, according to the Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey of 721 Louisiana voters taken Aug. 16-19 — and only 1 percent of Louisianans said Jesus was not all right with them. Jesus’ showing bests New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and the late Mother Teresa, who both came in at only 81 percent approval. (Thirteen percent of respondents said they disapproved of Brees — clearly Atlanta Falcons fans.)

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Katrina response Obama’s fault? POLL’S OFF-THE-WALL QUESTION PAINTS SOME GOP VOTERS AS OUT OF TOUCH Talking Points Memo on Aug. 21 provided a sneak peek at a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey of 274 Louisiana Republican primary voters, taken Aug. 16-19. The poll’s top line regarded preferences for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, and it pitted Gov. Bobby Jindal against a wide field of Republican leaders. (Jindal scored 10 percent support among Louisiana Republicans, putting him in the middle of the pack of possible presidential hopefuls, but behind “Someone else/ not sure.”) But it was the answer to this question that caught our eye: “Who do you think was more responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W. Bush or Barack Obama?” “Not sure” was the leading response at 44 percent; 28 percent of the all-GOP survey sample said Bush was more responsible — and 29 percent thought it was all Obama’s fault. A statistically insignificant difference, to be sure. Of course, Bush was president at the time and Obama was a freshman Illinois U.S. senator. (In the crosstabs, older people were more likely to blame Obama, while younger

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SOUND EXPERT URGES CITY TO PROTECT ‘CULTURE BEARERS’ Members of the music community, noise opponents and city officials met at the New Orleans City Council Housing and Human Needs Committee Aug. 19. The meeting hosted acoustician and sound expert David Woolworth, who was hired in 2011 to unpack the city’s current noise ordinance, research New Orleans noise conditions and make recommendations for an updated set of noise ordinances. Woolworth’s 87-page report (not including more than 120 pages of appendices) makes four immediate recommendations: address low-frequency sound; simplify enforcement of violations in the Vieux Carre Entertainment District; make violations civil and not criminal; and make enforcement a priority. (The current noise ordinance

hands enforcement to the city’s Health Department, while the New Orleans Police Department handles noise as a quality-of-life concern in response to complaints.) “We have a problem with consistent enforcement,” Woolworth said. City Council vice president Stacy Head agreed there should be immediate enforcement of existing ordinances. Woolworth’s other recommendations include launching a website to track complaints, setting a sound level cap for Bourbon Street and expanding tourism options beyond the French Quarter, the hotbed of most noise complaints related to music. The report also recommended finding solutions other than legislation and enforcement to protect street performers and “culture bearers,” from jazz funerals to second-line parades. “Care should be taken to distinguish these cultural expressions from commercialized versions of the same,” the report reads. On Sunday evening, Houston sound expert Arno Bommer wrote a response to Woolworth’s report at the request of two groups — Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates (VCPORA) and French Quarter Citizens. Bommer wrote that Woolworth’s recommendations would make the noise ordinance “more lenient” and “would result in increased noise levels around the city, making conditions worse for residents who are already adversely affected by high noise levels.” (Woolworth recommended a limit of 91 decibels in entertainment areas, rather than the current 10 decibels above the ambient sound level.) Musician and Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MACCNO)

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from the New Orleans tech scene play with Glass to see their responses. Mindy Airhart, owner of the consulting and construction company Greenhart Group and a popular Twitter user known as @mindymoo, was enthusiastic. Airhart also was optimistic about its reception by locals. “I think we will be a little more open-minded [than other cities] when we see someone with a Glass device on their face — at least I hope we will,” she said. Airhart’s main observation (besides being in love with the interface) was that the brightly-colored, plasticky Google Glass unit needs to be made fashionable. (A recent 12-page Vogue spread, featuring models wearing Glass, attempted to do just that — and observers expect Google eventually to pair with eyeglass companies to create Glass devices that don’t look much different than a regular pair of stylish glasses.) Clint Durrett, the digital media manager at WDSU-TV, got it immediately and thought about its potential for on-the-spot newsgathering — in particular, the station’s Mardi Gras app. “I would love to get Parade Tracker on these!” Durrett said.

Dwayne Breashears, production manager of WWOZ-FM, put on Google Glass, and we wandered around Audubon Park while he played with the interface. Breashears was excited about the possibilities for people with disabilities. “The potential for on-the-fly closed-captioning for the deaf or other advancements are the most amazing part of the equation,” he said. Veronica Russell is an actor who appears frequently on New Orleans stages. She wasn’t concerned about audience members using Glass. “If it casts less light than the people recording with the cellphones, it will actually be less of a disruption,” Russell said. “If someone wants to record something and post it to YouTube, they are going to do it.” There’s still time to think about these things. Google Glass goes on sale sometime next year, according to Google, and rumors place the cost somewhere in the $300 range — about as much as a decent smartphone. And when that happens, the futuristic image of a street full of pedestrians wearing computers on their heads suddenly will be as real as a street full of people talking on their phones. Glass is coming — will you be ready for it?

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voters were likely to be not sure.) That raises a further question: Why was it asked in the first place? PPP, which largely conducts polling for Democratic and liberal groups, is fond of throwing curveballs. In 2011, PPP asked GOP voters whether they thought either Obama or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be raptured into heaven (19 percent thought Obama would; 51 percent thought Palin would). Three months ago, PPP conducted a poll about Americans’ attitude toward “hipsters,” which included a question about whether hipsters just “soullessly appropriate cultural tropes from the past for their own ironic amusement.” It also asked respondents to rate the palatability of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Whatever the motivation behind the Katrina question, it’s sure to be used as ammo against Louisiana Republicans’ brainpower (and ammo against Louisianans’ brainpower in general). It also will give conservatives a chance to squawk they were set up by a liberal polling organization. — KEVIN ALLMAN

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CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR SAY THEY PLAN NO UNIVERSAL RESTRICTIONS; SOME STILL UNHAPPY In response to social media and word-of-mouth concern that New Orleans was quietly getting rid of go-cups, the New Orleans City Council issued a statement clarifying that there is no “blanket prohibition” against go-cups. Instead, the statement said, “the City Planning Commission (CPC) and City Council have adopted provisos regulating to-go cups on a case-by-case basis when the requesting businesses are located in or adjacent to residential districts. These provisos protect nearby residents from unnecessary trash in front of their homes (left) by patrons of restaurants and bars.” On Aug. 15, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office also wrote that his administration is not pursuing a “universal restriction” on go-cups. Under city zoning ordinances, new businesses applying for a conditionaluse permit to open a bar, restaurant or venue may face provisos for go-cup use. A conditional-use permit allows a bar, restaurant or venue to open within an area typically not zoned for such uses, like a primarily residential area. The City Council statement pointed to the recently approved St. Claude Arts and Cultural Overlay district, which allows go-cups, provided they include the name of the supplying business, without a conditional use. “It is not unusual or irrational to place a provision on a new alcoholic beverage business that is seeking a conditional use so that it may sell alcohol next to or in residential neighborhoods,” the statement reads. — ALEX WOODWARD

Hillary vs. Bobby POLL SHOWS LOUISIANANS PREFER CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT Among the flurry of Louisiana polls last week (including an internal one from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s camp that gave him a 50 percent approval rating; see “Politics,” p. 15), one survey that raised eyebrows came from another GOP firm, Harper Polling. That survey put the gov at only 35 percent approval, with only 20 percent of state respondents saying Jindal should run for president in 2016. One person who probably hopes he does is former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is the odds-on favorite to be the Democratic nominee. The Harper poll showed Clinton would edge out Jindal among Louisiana voters in a hypothetical matchup — 44 percent to 42 percent. That’s within the poll’s 4.01 percent margin of error, but even the idea that a Democrat named Clinton could beat Jindal in his home state would have been inconceivable just a year ago. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Ferry fares settled YOU CAN RIDE ACROSS THE RIVER, BUT IT WILL COST YOU The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously Aug. 22 to approve the Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) fare proposal for the Mississippi River ferry system. The fares go into effect Oct. 1. The fare plan for the Algiers PointCanal Street ferry will be: • One-day, five-day and 31-day integrated public transit passes for ferry, streetcar and bus services: a one-day integrated transit pass is $7; a five-day integrated pass is $30; and a 31-day integrated pass is $108. • A five-day ferry-only pass is $18; a 31-day ferry-only pass is $65. • Drivers and pedestrians pay $2 each way for single trips. Seniors, Medicare patients and disabled passengers pay $1 each way. — ALEX WOODWARD

Scuttlebits ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T FIT • Where was Gov. Bobby Jindal last week? At a meeting of the Oilmen’s Business Forum in Banff, Canada, he expressed strong support for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would take extracted oil from the Canadian oil sands in the province of Alberta down to the United States to be refined. Jindal blamed “irrational liberal ideology” for resistance to the pipeline, which is opposed by environmental groups. “They want the government to tell Americans to live in smaller houses, drive smaller cars, set their thermostats higher in the summer and lower in the winter,” Jindal explained. … • Also from last week’s Public Policy Polling surveys: Only 28 percent of

Louisianans think same-sex marriage should be legal, which is no surprise. The bigger news is that Louisiana Democrats are against it in significant numbers, with 51 percent against legalizing same-sex marriage versus 40 percent who approve ... • Better late than never: At the Aug. 22 New Orleans City Council meeting, a resolution was introduced designating Aug. 25 as Hurricane Preparedness Day. The Atlantic hurricane season, of course, began June 1 … • Say what? “Tulane [University] is located smack in the middle of the French Quarter of New Orleans, which means things get really crazy during Mardi Gras,” wrote the website ChaCha.com in its ranking of the “Top Ranked Party Schools of 2014.” Tulane came in No. 18 in the party-hearty rankings, presumably due to its sweet Vieux Carre location ... • Politics and the Robertson family, stars of the cable-TV smash hit Duck Dynasty, continue to intersect. Two weeks ago, Willie Robertson was rumored to be eyeing the 5th Congressional District seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander (Robertson wasn’t interested, he said). Last week, a pro-life speech by Willie’s father Phil Robertson was widely written about and a video embedded on pro-life websites. “You have a Godgiven right to live. And of all places, inside your mother,” he said, clad in his trademark duck-hunting outfit. “What in the world happened to us?” ... • Opposition to the NFL’s new bag restrictions at football games (women can now bring in a purse no larger than a small clutch, along with a clear zippertype bag) was a hot topic last week, due in large part to former Gambit staffer Lauren LaBorde, who created a video about the situation with fellow local comic Colleen Allerton. “My Purse, My Choice” — which talked about the bag ban in language similar to a prochoice public service announcement — racked up a quarter of a million hits on YouTube within 48 hours and was featured on CNN and NBC’s Today show. LaBorde and Allerton, who are members of The New Movement comedy troupe, even made a live appearance on MSNBC Aug. 21. … — KEVIN ALLMAN

Correction

In last week’s Scuttlebutt, Gambit misstated the city’s go-cup policy on drinking establishments in the St. Claude Arts and Cultural Overlay. The correct wording is: “All non-glass drink containers used by establishments with alcoholic beverage permits must feature the establishment’s logo.”

COMMENTARY

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X marks the spot pened, it seemed to take the wind out of the local bidders’ sails. The committee ranked Burch’s proposal second, not far behind Gatehouse, and the Tricentennial Consortium last — though the members expressed reservations about all three plans. For example, the committee wasn’t happy at all with Gatehouse’s proposed lease conditions (the committee said Gatehouse’s offer of $10 million in upfront money was well below market value for this piece of property), and it also seemed less than satisfied with Gatehouse’s commitment to minority hiring practices. Gatehouse failed to name any minority- or womenowned businesses it intends to work with. Mayor Landrieu’s chief administrative officer, Andy Kopplin, a member of the selection committee, said afterwards that those issues must be addressed during lease negotiations. “I do not believe we ought to go forward unless those two issues that are critically important to the city are addressed,” he told The Advocate. Meanwhile, city tourism leaders still aspire to call some shots in riverfront

Gatehouse should seek input from the general public. This is, after all, public property. development, which on some levels is understandable. The hospitality industry has a lot invested on and near the riverfront. After Gatehouse was chosen, Tricentennial issued a statement saying it intended to “continue to take a leadership role in the development of those public spaces that will incorporate the World Trade Center building.” We’re not sure what that means, because the land and buildings at issue are owned by the city and the state, not private interests. There’s been talk of a possible arrangement that might bring Gatehouse and Tricentennial together as co-developers. Such an arrangement could benefit both groups, not just financially, but it could also lead Burch, the losing bidder, to cry foul. In addition to local tourism leaders, Gatehouse should seek input from the general public. This is, after all, public property. Now that the committee has made its choice, it will be up to Gatehouse and the New Orleans Building Corporation (the building’s overseeing agency) to work out the details of the redevelopment. The goal is to begin construction in early 2014 and complete the redevelopment by 2018 — the city’s tricentennial.

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he “X” will stand, if a five-member selection committee overseeing the fate of the former International Trade Mart building has its way — and it’s time to move forward with the project. The X-shaped Edward Durell Stone skyscraper at 2 Canal Street (sometimes known as the World Trade Center) has sat empty for years on some of the most visible (and valuable) city-owned land in New Orleans. Prospective developers and mayors have vowed to bring the iconic — and much criticized, depending on one’s architectural tastes — building back into commerce for years without success. Earlier this year, the city requested bids to redevelop not only the building, but also several acres of public space stretching from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Algiers ferry landing to the Hilton Riverside. In addition to putting the building back into commerce, the city’s goal also was to connect the edge of the French Quarter to the Convention Center area, creating a semicontiguous riverfront. If nothing else, that sounds like a good idea and a step in the right direction. Gatehouse Capital Corp. of Dallas was among three developers that submitted proposals in April. Gatehouse proposes to convert the building into a 245-room W Hotel with riverfront apartments on the 33-story building’s top floors. That’s hardly a novel idea, but the selection committee appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu ranked Gatehouse’s proposal highest after vetting the three plans. James H. Burch LLC, like Gatehouse, wanted to preserve the distinctive Xshaped tower and convert it into a hotel, apartments, retail space and a Kermit Ruffins-branded jazz club where the entertainer would operate a barbecue grill on the patio. No comprehensive final design for the building was submitted, however, and Burch proposed so many embellishments (a TV studio for cooking shows, a New Orleans history exhibit, hourly “water feature shows,” even — ugh! — nightly Mardi Gras parades) that it seemed the company was throwing out ideas in hopes that something would gain favor with either the public or the selection committee. That didn’t happen. Meanwhile, an organization called the Tricentennial Consortium (composed largely of New Orleans tourism leaders) proposed demolishing the building and creating a tourism-driven attraction — along with an “iconic structure,” which in the consortium’s renderings resembled a giant hourglass. When public reaction was less than positive, the consortium backpedaled, saying it hadn’t finalized a design for its “iconic” building and/ or structure. Another problem with the consortium’s proposal was that much of its funding was pegged to legislation that Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed. When that hap-

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Our Beloved Supreme Leader ow fortunate we are in Louisiana to have Our Beloved Supreme Leader, Jind Il-Sung, bless us with his brilliant governance! If any should doubt how beloved he is, let them read the results of his latest “internal poll,” which shows half of our state’s voters — the smarter half, no doubt — approve of the job he is doing. That is a startling turnaround from the dismal 37 percent (or lower) approval rating that “independent” polls reported just months ago. See, everything really is perfect in the People’s Democratic Republic of Louisiana, thanks to Our Beloved Supreme Leader. What’s that, you say? Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s poll was biased, skewed in his favor by undersampling black voters and oversampling white Republicans? Only enemies of the Republic would propagate such nonsense. Yes, it is true that Louisiana’s electorate is 64 percent white and 31 percent black. And it is equally true that the poll, taken by OnMessage, the political consulting group led by Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s right-hand man and home-schooled left-brainer, Timmy Teepell, had a sample that was 67 percent white and merely 22 percent black. But, as Team Jind assures

us, black folks don’t vote in proportionate numbers, so why should their opinions count when measuring how beloved is Our Beloved Supreme Leader? The same principle applies to sampling opinions of Democrats and Republicans. While the “official” voter registration rolls show that 48 percent of our state’s voters are registered Democrat and only 28 percent are registered Republican, the OnMessage sample was more accurately calibrated — to measure the true depth of voters’ passion for Our Beloved Supreme Leader. It thus had a sample that was 41.5 percent Democrat and 40 percent Republican. See? It makes perfect sense to anyone who is not in league with “rebellious elements.” Team Jind cautioned against putting faith in so-called “independent” polls that show Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s popularity dropped from 37 percent to the mid-20s. Such numbers are “pure fiction,” Team Jind says, because they are the work of Democrats, liberals, bloggers and other undesirables. Moreover, there is little doubt that once the people are made aware of how forcefully Our Beloved Supreme Leader is cracking down on insurgents who have “hijacked” the

local flood control authority and convinced it to sue oil, gas and pipeline companies — which are so vital to Jind’s future plans — his popularity will surely go even higher. His approval numbers could reach (dare I say it?) 52 percent, particularly when ever fewer black and more Republican opinions are sought. In recent days, Our Beloved Supreme Leader also has extended his beneficent rule to the state’s leading business lobby, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). He is said to have artfully convinced the group’s politburo to hire his former trusted lieutenant, Stephen Waguespack, as LABI’s new president. This is seen as a “correction” of LABI’s unfortunate opposition to Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s magnanimous plan to eliminate income taxes on his friends while raising the combined state-local sales tax rates on the working poor to the nation’s highest. And if state contracts should flow to companies controlled by certain folks at LABI, who knows, Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s popularity could soar to even greater heights. Truly, we should not wait for Jind Il-Sung to die, like his late North Korean mentor,

before proclaiming him Eternal President of the Republic. Although he continues to assure us that being Our Beloved Supreme Leader is the job he really wants, he deserves so much more — for being so beloved.

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he 2013 edition of our annual poll is our biggest. Last year more than 3,600 readers cast ballots; this year it was 4,567. And here are your picks. We emphasize: your picks. Each ballot is counted and tallied, and if you’re not pleased with every winner, blame your friends and neighbors. Every year, we try to add something new to the mix, and for 2013 we have two additions, including our first-ever interactive cover. Download the free Layar app from the Android or Apple app stores, hold your phone or tablet over the cover and watch it come to life. (Full instructions and an explanation of how we did this are on p. 21.) Our second innovation is a Best of New Orleans® special, which will air Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. on our television partner WWL-TV. WWL’s Derek Kevra and Sheba Turk will host an inside look at all the winners, along with Gambit writers on location. We also will announce the winner of one of our most popular categories — Best Chef — live during the telecast.

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT 1. Peche Seafood Grill (800 Magazine St., 504-522-1744; www. pecherestaurant.com; @pechenola) — Daily crudo selections, beer-battered fish sticks and wholefish dishes have caught on with diners at the rustic-style Warehouse District seafood house owned by chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt. It also earned the praise of Food & Wine Editor Dana Cowin, who recently named it one of her favorite places to eat. 2. Dominique’s (4213 Magazine St., 504-891-9282; www. dominiquesonmag.com; @dom4213) 3. Tableau (616 St. Peter St., 504-934-3463; www. tableaufrenchquarter.com; @tableaunola) BEST KENNER RESTAURANT 1. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar (3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-443-6454; www. fishermanscoveseafood. com) — Kenner is for seafood lovers, and Harbor Seafood and Kenner Seafood battle it out for the top spot in this category every year. Harbor is back on top for 2013 (last win: 2011). With an adjoining seafood market, the restaurant has a large selection of shellfish, oysters and Gulf

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and cold-water fish to offer patrons. 2. Kenner Seafood (3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 504-466-4701) 3. Zea Rotisserie (1325 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 504-468-7733; www.zearestaurants.com; @zea_restaurants) BEST METAIRIE RESTAURANT 1. Drago’s (3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254; www. dragosrestaurant.com; @dragosseafood) — The Cvitanovich family knows how to keep a tradition alive at its seafood joint, voted Metairie’s best restaurant for more than five years running. Founders Drago and Klara Cvitanovich recently were added to the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.

2. Andrea’s (3100 19th St., Metairie, 504-834-8583; www. andreasrestaurant.com) 3. Cafe B (2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-9344700; www.cafeb.com) BEST NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT 1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com; @commanders_nola) — Filling the shoes of star chefs including Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse and Jamie Shannon is no easy task, but Tory McPhail’s creative reinterpretations of Creole dishes have attracted plenty of local diners to this elegant Brennanfamily flagship. It has topped this category three years in a row.

2. Galatoire’s (209 Bourbon St., 504-5252021; www.galatoires. com; @galatoires_no) 3. Clancy’s (6100 Annunciation St., 504-895-1111; www. clancysneworleans.com) BEST NORTHSHORE RESTAURANT 1. La Provence (25020 Hwy. 90, Lacombe, 985626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com) — Acres of gardens add to the rustic accents and savory flavors of Provence at chef John Besh’s Northshore outpost. Diners have voted it the Northshore’s best restaurant three years in a row. 2. Trey Yuen (600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-6264476; www.treyyuen.com) 3. Dakota (629 N.

Hwy. 190, 985-8923712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com) BEST WEST BANK RESTAURANT 1. Pho Tau Bay (113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 504-368-9846) — Tucked away in an easy-to-miss strip mall below the Westbank Expressway, this casual restaurant keeps diners coming back for its long menu of Vietnamese staples and a variety of meat and seafood additions for its popular pho. 2. Hoa Hong/Nine Roses (1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 504-3667665) 3. Tan Dinh (1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 504361-8008) BEST BARBECUE RESTAURANT 1. The Joint (701 Mazant

St., 504-949-3232; www. alwayssmokin.com; @ thejointbbq) — This Bywater eatery moved to bigger digs in 2012 and has kept smoking, claiming its fourth straight title as readers’ favorite place for barbecue. It has expanded its offerings at the new space, recently going so far as to smoke its stone ground grits. 2. Voodoo Barbecue (citywide; www. voodoobbqandgrill.com; @voodoobbq) 3. Squeal (8400 Oak St., 504-302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com; @squealnola) BEST BURGER RESTAURANT 1. Company Burger (4600 Freret St., 504267-0320; www. thecompanyburger.com; @companyburger) — Adam Biderman’s burger joint claimed a win in this category last year, and its namesake two-patty beef burger topped with housemade pickles, red onions and American cheese earned a spot on a recent Food & Wine readers’ poll naming the nation’s top burgers. 2. Port of Call (838 Esplanade Ave., 504-5230120; www.portofcallnola. com) 3. Phil’s Grill (1640 Hickory Ave., Metairie, 504-305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-324-9080; PAGE 23

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www.phils-grill.com; @philsgrill) BEST CAJUN RESTAURANT 1. Cochon (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-588-2123; www. cochonrestaurant.com; @cochondining) — Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski’s urbane spot for updated Cajun dishes offers house-made charcuterie and rusticstyle seafood dishes. Readers have voted it their favorite spot for Cajun food five years in a row. 2. K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen (416 Chartres St., 504-596-2530; www.kpauls.com; @ kpaulslakitchen) 3. Mulate’s (201 Julia St., 504-522-1492; www.mulates.com; @mulates)

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Coffee locations to beat the last of the summer heat. But year-round, the locally founded chain offers a wide variety of house roasts in hot and iced specialty drinks that keep caffeine junkies lined up for a fix. 2. CC’s (citywide; www.ccscoffee.com; @ccscoffeehouse)

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3. Starbucks (citywide; www.starbucks.com; @starbucks) BEST CREOLE RESTAURANT 1. Dooky Chase (2301 Orleans Ave., 504-821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com) — The indefatigable Leah Chase

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Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern. 2. Jacques-Imo’s (8324 Oak St., 504-861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com) 3. Galatorie’s (209 Bourbon St., 504-5252021; www.galatoires. com; @galatoires_no) BEST DELI 1. Stein’s (2207 Magazine

St., 504-527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net; @steinsdeli) — Northeastern transplants can find some deli favorites (Molinari cold cuts, Amoroso hoagie rolls) at this Garden District outpost. It has caught on with locals for everything from Jewish deli classics to a wellcurated selection of the latest craft beers. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer St., Metairie, 504-896-7350; www.martinwine.com; @martin_wine) 3. Kosher Cajun New York Deli (3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-8882010; www.koshercajun.com) BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT 1. Domenica (Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www. domenicarestaurant.com) — Happy hours featuring half-price pizzas, wine and beer keep patrons plenty happy, and Chef Alon Shaya’s rustic Italian fare makes our readers want to check in to this hotel restaurant. 2. Restaurant R’evolution (Royal Sonesta Hotel, 777 Bienville St., 504-5532277; www.revolutionnola. com; @revolutionnola) 3. Tivoli and Lee (The Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., 504-9620909; www.tivoliandlee. com; @tivoliandlee) BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT 1. Nirvana (4308

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BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT 1. Five Happiness (3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3935; www. fivehappiness.com) — The Mid-City institution has served a mix of Chinese regional dishes for more than three decades, but it has set up a dynasty in this category, winning our annual poll for the last decade. 2. P.F. Chang’s (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-828-5288; www.pfchangs.com; @pfchangs) 3. Jung’s Golden Dragon (3009 Magazine St., 504-891-8280; www.jungschinese.com)

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Magazine St., 504-8949797; www.insidenirvana.com) — Nirvana often is a top finisher among local diners’ favorite buffets, but this time it takes first place for its specialty cuisine. The restaurant prepares a mix of popular dishes spanning India’s diverse regions and cuisines. Favorites include naan bread, items cooked in the tandoori oven, biryani rice dishes, spicy curries, vindaloo and more. 2. Taj Mahal (923 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-836-6859) 3. Saffron NOLA (505 Gretna Blvd. Suite 6, Gretna, 504-363-2174; www.saffronnola.com)

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1. Vincent’s (4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 504-885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 504-866-9313; www. vincentsitaliancuisine. com; @vincentsnola) — A perennial favorite with Gambit readers, Vincent’s has topped this category in 10 of the last 11 years. Both locations are inviting spots for hearty tomato sauces and pasta, classic Italian dishes and CreoleItalian seafood items. 2. Venezia (134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504488-7991; www. venezianeworleans.com) 3. Italian Barrel (430 Barracks St., 504-5690198; www.italianbarrel. com)

BEST JAPANESE/ SUSHI RESTAURANT 1. Sake Cafe Uptown (2830 Magazine St., 504-894-0033; www. sakecafeuptown.us; @ sakecafeuptown) — Diners find a peaceful coexistence of the traditional and modern in this Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. The sushi bar runs almost the length of the spacious dining room, and there’s everything from traditional sushi and sashimi to creative rolls and fusion items like goat cheese gyoza and apple-banana spring rolls for dessert. 2. Rock-n-Sake (823 Fulton St., 504-581-7253; www.rocknsake.com) 3. Shogun (2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,

Metairie, 504-833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com) BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT 1. Chuck E. Cheese (124 North Shore Blvd., Slidell, 985-641-4878; 3701 Gen. De Gaulle Drive, 504-367-1214; 7000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-454-5959; www.chuckecheese. com; @chuckecheese) — There’s a reason kids love Chuck E. Cheese — and it’s not because of the pizza. It’s the arcade of games or a host of skill levels, climbing structures and rides. It’s won this category four years in a row; we suspect voters are thinking more of about their mealtime comfort

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fifth time at the top of this category. 2. Mayas (2027 Magazine St., 504-309-3401; @mojitoland) 3. La Macarena Pupuseria (8120 Hampson St., 504-8625252; @pupusasnola) BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1. El Gato Negro (81 French Market Place, 504525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., 504-488-0107; www.elgatonegronola. com; @elgatonegronola) — El Gato Negro stakes its claim on authentic PAGE 27

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Mexican cooking, but goblet-sized house margaritas, such as the pineapple-cilantro version, and north of the border lobster meat add to the appeal of these cantinas — including a new location in Destrehan (3001 Ormond Blvd., Suite 1, 985-307-0460). 2. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com; @juansnola)

ORLENAEW® 2 0 1 NS 3 3. Felipe’s Taqueria (301 N. Peters St., 504267-4406; Mid-City Market, 411 N. Carrollton Ave.; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; www. felipesneworleans.com; @felipesnola) BEST MIDDLE EASTERN/ MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT 1. Mona’s Cafe (Citywide) — From its original Mid-City site as a combined grocery and casual cafe (since rebuilt as an attractive dining destination), Mona’s has spawned satellites on PAGE 30

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Frenchmen Street and in University neighborhoods that supply affordable and satisfying staples including gyros, falafel, kibbeh, lebna, pita bread and more. 2. Lebanon’s Cafe (1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com; @lebanonscafe) 3. Byblos (Citywide; www.byblosrestaurants.com)

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BEST NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT 1. Katie’s (3701 Iberville St., 504-488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity. com; @katiesmidcity) — The Mid-City mainstay serves everything from pizzas to shrimp and corn bisque to steaks and lobster. Its appeal reaches well beyond the neighborhood, and in April it catered a meal for former President Bill Clinton. 2. Clancy’s (6100 Annunciation St., 504-895-1111; www. clancysneworleans.com) 3. Joey K’s (3001 Magazine St., 504-891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com) BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 1. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant (3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 504-584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.

com; @dragosseafood) — Readers’ favorite Metairie restaurant also is their favorite seafood destination. The Cvitanovich family developed its own ties to oystermen and fishermen to supply the restaurant for signature items like Tommy Cvitanovich’s charbroiled oysters bathed in butter, garlic, herbs and Parmesan cheese. 2. GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 504-5813467; www.gwfins.com; @gwfins) 3. Deanie’s (841 Iberville St., 504-581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504831-4141; www.deanies. com; @deaniesseafood) BEST SMALL PLATES RESTAURANT 1. Vega Tapas Cafe (2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com; @vegatapas) — As the number of restaurants focusing on small plates grows, Gambit readers stick to an old favorite. Chef/proprietor Glen Hogh’s Metairie outpost tops this category for the fourth year in a row. Spanish tapas are a mainstay, but the menu reaches to Greece, Turkey and Morocco as well. 2. Salu (3226 Magazine St., 504-371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com; @salunola) 3. Baru (3700 Magazine St., 504-895-2225; www.barutapas.com; @barutapas) BEST SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT 1. Willie Mae’s Scotch House (2401 St. Ann St., 504-822-9503) — Willie

Mae Seaton built her Mid-City spot into a local institution on the basis of her fried chicken and other family recipes. Her granddaughter Kerry Seaton has taken over and kept the tradition going for local diners. 2. Praline Connection (542 Frenchmen St., 504-943-3934; www. pralineconnection.com) 3. Lil Dizzy’s (1500 Esplanade Ave., 504569-8997) BEST STEAKHOUSE 1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 504-5877099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-3600; www.ruthschris.com; @ruthschrisnola) — The original location of the international chain was donated to Tulane University and now is a health center named in honor of Ruth Fertel, who made her steakhouse famous for its sizzling beef. Ruth’s Chris steaks are cooked in a special high-heat broiler and served with butter. 2. Mr. John’s (2111 St. Charles Ave., 504-6797697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com; @mrjohnsnola) 3. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse (716 Iberville St., 504-5222467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse. com; @dbsteakhouse) BEST THAI RESTAURANT 1. La Thai Uptown (4938 Prytania St., 504899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com; @nolathaiuptown) — Coproprietors and chefs Diana and Merlin Chauvin

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call in a takeout order. 2. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858; www. thedelachaise.com; @thedelachaise) 3. Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com; @cooterbrowns504) BEST BARBECUE SHRIMP 1. Pascal’s Manale (1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-4877) — The originator and still the

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craft contemporary Thai dishes, especially using local seafood, and a steady stream of bar specials and creative cocktails toasts the mix of southeast Louisiana and southeast Asian flavors. 2. Sukho Thai (1913 Royal St., 504-9489309; 4519 Magazine St., 504-373-6471; www. sukhothai-nola.com) 3. Cafe Equator (2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-888-4772; www. cafeequator.com)

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best. Now strap on a bib and explain to all the new people in town that “barbecue shrimp” has nothing to do with barbecuing or barbecue sauce. 2. Mr. B’s Bistro (201 Royal St., 504-523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com; @mrbsbistro) 3. Deanie’s Seafood (841 Iberville St., 504581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504-8314141; www.deanies.com; @deaniesseafood)

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BEST BREAKFAST SPOT 1. Surrey’s (1418 Magazine St., 504-5243828; 4807 Magazine St., 504-895-5757; www. surreyscafeandjuicebar. com) — If you’ve got a hangover to rival the one in The Hangover, Surrey’s is your spot for either restorative healthy juices or a big mess of huevos rancheros. Be prepared to wait on the weekends, but it’s worth it. 2. The Ruby Slipper (139 S. Cortez St., 504309-5531; 200 Magazine St., 504-525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., 504-525-9355; www. therubyslippercafe.net; @rubyslippercafe) 3. Elizabeth’s (601 Gallier St., 504944-9272; www. elizabethsrestaurantnola.com) BEST BRUNCH 1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-

899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com; @ commanders_nola) — Every room here is festive, particularly at Sunday brunch (the Garden Room is our favorite), with strolling jazz musicians, Chef Tory McPhail’s accomplished new Louisiana cuisine, and plenty of locals mixed in with the tourists. 2. Court of Two Sisters (613 Royal St., 504-522-7261; www. courtoftwosisters.com) 3. Surrey’s (1418 Magazine St., 504-5243828; 4807 Magazine St., 504-895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com) BEST BUFFET 1. The Buffet at Harrah’s (4 Canal St., 504-533-6000; www. harrahsneworleans.com; @harrahsnola) — Every night is a specialty night (prime rib, crab legs, surf ’n’ turf, etc.) at this buffet in the middle of the casino. Pro tip: Get a free Total Rewards card at the guest services counter and save $2 per person at dinner. 2. Nirvana Indian Cuisine (4308 Magazine St., 504-894-9797; www. insidenirvana.com) 3. Court of Two Sisters (613 Royal St., 504-5227261; www.courtoftwosisters.com) BEST CHEAP EATS 1. Felipe’s Taqueria (301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; Mid-Ctiy Market, 411 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite 1; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; www. felipestaqueria. com; @felipesnola) —

Chipotle who? Felipe is your man for quick, fresh Mexican food. If you’re at the French Quarter location, ask if Tiki Tolteca (a new tiki bar) is open upstairs. A new branch of Felipe’s opened Aug. 23 in the Mid-City Market. 2. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com; @juansnola) 3. Dat Dog (3336 Magazine St., 504-3242226; 5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883; www.datdognola.com; @datdognola) BEST CHEF ??? — Watch “Best of New Orleans” on WWLTV Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. to learn the winner of this category. BEST FOOD TRUCK 1. Taceaux Loceaux (@tlnola) — Despite a profusion of new food trucks, Taceaux Loceaux retains the title this year. Alex and Maribeth del Castillo pack their tacos with fresh and imaginative ingredients (the brisket is great, and the “Jane Deaux” may be the best vegan taco you’ve ever had). Where are they? Check Twitter. 2. La Cocinita (www. lacocinitafoodtruck.com; @lacocinita) 3. Fat Falafel (www. thefatfalafeltruck.com; @fatfalafel) BEST FROZEN YOGURT 1. Pinkberry (Citywide; www.pinkberry.com; @pberrynola) — It’s hard to believe this fro-yo giant

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Prytania St., 504-3336809; www.yogurt-land. com; @yogurtlandnola) BEST GOURMETTO-GO 1. Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8888225; 5600 Magazine St., 504-899-9119;www. wholefoodsmarket. com; @wfm_louisiana) — Whole Foods didn’t even make the Top 3 in this category last year, but it seems like plenty of people have been turned on to the joys of its deli. A third location will open in the long-vacant Schwegmann property on North Broad Street in

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Mid-City next year. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 504894-7420; 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967350; www.martinwine. com; @martin_wine) 3. Gott Gourmet (3100 Magazine St., 504-373-6579, www. gottgourmetcafe.com; @gottgourmet) BEST ICED/ FROZEN COFFEE 1. PJ’s Coffee (Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com;

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has only been in New Orleans since 2010; it now has five locations in the metro area, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu is a fan. Its newest shop (opened Aug. 23) is in the Mid-City Market. 2. Tutti-Frutti (Citywide; www.tfyogurt.com; @tfyogurt) 3. Yogurtland (4903

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BEST KING CAKE 1. Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery (3501 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, 800-684-2253; www.kingcakes.com) — This Northshore bakery uses the original Randazzo family recipe and hand-braids every king cake. It’s been featured on the Food Network’s Unwrapped, and the bakery ships cakes almost anywhere. It returns to the top spot after relinquishing it to Manny Radazzo’s for the past two years. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson; 504-837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com; @haydelsbakery) 3. Rouses (Citywide; www.rouses.com; @rousesmarkets) BEST LATE-NIGHT DINING 1. Camellia Grill (540 Chartres St., 504-5221800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-309-2679) — The Uptown landmark is

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now embroiled in a nasty lawsuit over rights to its name, but the grill-warmed pecan pie, chocolate freezes and hamburgers served up by waiters at both locations with personality-plus have not been affected by the legal wrangling. 2. Root (200 Julia St., 504-252-9480; www. rootnola.com; @rootnola) 3. Hoshun (1601 St Charles Ave., 504302-9717; www. hoshunrestaurant.com; @hoshun_bistro) BEST LUNCH SPECIALS 1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; www. commanderspalace.com; @commanders_nola) — Two- and three-course lunch specials start at $16 (and the Champagne-andstrawberry salad shouldn’t be missed), but the real bargain is the 25-cent martinis at lunchtime. Limit three per customer, because, as the menu says, “That’s enough.” 2. Joey K’s (3001 Magazine St., 504891-0997; www. joeyksrestaurant.com) 3. Palace Cafe (605 Canal St., 504-523-1661; www.palacecafe.com; @palacecafe) BEST MENU FOR VEGETARIANS 1. Green Goddess (307 Exchange Place, 504-301-3347; @greengoddessfq) — Vegetarians and vegans can feel spoiled at this little spot in Exchange Alley, where greens, grains, fresh fruit and vegetables come together in ways that won’t make you feel deprived (the

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Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com; @SucreNewOrleans) — Ever innovative Sucre offers delivery and curbside pickup, has a free iPhone game, sells a macaroon-print umbrella and sells macaroon and chocolate gift club subscriptions. 2. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; www. angelobrocatoicecream.com) 3. Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro (2001 St. Charles Ave., 504-593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-4547620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com)

sweet potato bisque with coconut milk is a favorite). 2. Mona’s Cafe (504 Frenchmen St., 504-9494115; 4126 Magazine St., 504-894-9800; 3901 Banks St., 504-482-7743) 3. Carmo (527 Julia St., 504-875-4132; www. cafecarmo.com; @carmoneworleans) BEST OUTDOOR DINING 1. Bacchanal (600 Poland Ave., 504948-9111; www.

bacchanalwine.com; @bacchanalwine) — Infamous Twitter inciter @Editilla ragged on Bacchanal for having tiny salads, plastic flatware and a pork chop that “bordered on heinous,” discounting Seth Rogen’s “open drooling” reaction to the pork chops he ordered the same night. @Editilla, subsequently banned from the restaurant, apologized by presenting Bacchanal with

brass balls — literally. 2. Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St., 504-891-8495; www. martiniquebistro.com; @martiniquenola) 3. The Velvet Cactus (6300 Argonne Blvd., 504-301-2083; www. thevelvetcactus.com) BEST PLACE FOR DESSERTS 1. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans

BEST PLACE FOR A SPECIALTY SANDWICH 1. Stein’s Market & Deli (2207 Magazine St., 504-527-0771; www. steinsdeli.net, @steinsdeli) – If a Seinfeld reboot were filmed in New Orleans, Stein’s would be the foursome’s Monk’s Coffee Shop-meets-H&H bagelsmeets-Mendy’s. Pro tips: You’ll leave smelling like a deli; there’s a huge craft beer selection in the back room; avoid the rush by going around 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. 2. St. James Cheese Company (5004 Prytania St., 504-899-4737; www. PAGE 37

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stjamescheese.com; @StJamesCheese) 3. Milk Bar (710 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-3093310; 1514 Delachaise St., 504-891-9361) BEST PLACE FOR ICE CREAM/GELATO 1. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; www. angelobrocatoicecream. com) — Brocato’s MidCity shop combines the beauty of Italy and the charm of New Orleans

ORLENAEW® 2 0 1 NS 3 with peach-colored walls, cream-colored ceiling medallions, outdoor cafe-inspired furniture and a glass-paneled entrance. Young and old come here for authentic Italian desserts, gelato, beverages and candies. 2. The Creole Creamery (4924 Prytania St., 504-894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 504482-2924; www. creolecreamery.com; @CreoleCreamery 3. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans PAGE 39

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Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com; @SucreNewOrleans) BEST WINE LIST 1. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-9518081; 3500 Magazine

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St., 504-894-7420; www. martinwinecellar.com; @Martin_Wine) — Martin Wine Cellar’s frequent sales, tastings and knowledgeable staff make it easy and affordable to purchase wine and all the necessary or splurgeworthy accoutrements. Patrons can buy bottles of wine to drink while dining in, and there’s a wine cooler that chills whites in roughly 10 minutes. 2. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858; www. thedelachaise.com; @thedelachaise) 3. Wine Institute of New Orleans (610 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-324-8000; www.winoschool.com; @winoschool)

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985-674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant. com; @mandinasrest) 3. Mr. B’s Bistro (201 Royal St., 504-523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com; @mrbsbistro)

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BEST HOT DOG 1. Dat Dog (3336 Magazine St., 504-3242226; 5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883; www.datdognola.com; @DatDogNOLA) — Dat Dog offers far more than a basic weenie sandwich.

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It has turducken, duck, crawfish and alligator sausages and a cod dog, all served on plump, toasted, steamed buns. Both locations have full bars and housemade specialty sodas, but only the Magazine Street location accepts credit cards. 2. Lucky Dog (citywide; www.luckydogs.us) 3. Dreamy Weenies (740 N. Rampart St., 504-872-0157; www.dreamyweenies. com; @dreamyweenies) BEST MAC AND CHEESE 1. Rocky & Carlo’s (613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 504-2798323) — A macaroni junkie’s dream, Rocky

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& Carlos’ macaroni is made with long, thick, hollow perciatelli pasta, an excellent vessel for the red or brown gravy poured on top. When ordering macaroni as a side, the staff puts it under everything else, letting the crumbs and other delicious bits sneak in. 2. Cowbell (8801 Oak St., 504-298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com; @CowbellNOLA) 3. Capdeville (520 Capdeville St., 504371-5161; www. capedevillenola.com; @MayorCapdeville) BEST MUFFULETTA 1. Central Grocery (923 Decatur St., 504-523-1620; www.centralgrocery-

neworleans.com; @CentralGrocery) — Beneath an oil-spotted piece of paper lays the most perfect muffuletta. The bread: soft with a bite, seeded and lightly oiled. The olive salad: chunky, crisp and not overly salty. The meats and cheeses: fresh sliced salami, ham, mortadella, mozzarella and provolone, thick enough to stand out individually, thin enough to work together. 2. Nor-Joe Import Company (505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 504-8339240; www.norjoe.com) 3. Napoleon House Bar & Cafe (500 Chartres St., 504-522-4152; www.napoleonhouse.com)

BEST PIZZA RESTAURANT 1. Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza (Elmwood Shopping Center, 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, 504-7333803; 4024 Canal St., 504-302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 504-8948554; www.theospizza. com; @TheosPizzaNOLA) – Aside from offering three sauces and more than 30 toppings for their medium-thickness, chewy yet crispy-crusted pizzas, Theo’s uses celebrity photographs as table markers, is a nice place to people watch and has a decent craft beer selection. Salads and appetizers are far superior to what’s offered at most pizza joints.

2. Reginelli’s Pizzeria (citywide; www.reginellis. com; @reginellisnola) 3. Slice Pizzeria (1315 St. Charles Ave., 504525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 504-897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com; @SliceNOLA) BEST ROAST BEEF PO-BOY 1. Parkway Bakery & Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; www. parkwaypoorboys.com; @ParkwayPoorboys) — People say New Orleanians judge poboys by the number of napkins needed, so it’s no surprise that Parkway’s roast beef is consistently ranked No. 1. The garlicky gravy soaks through the bread,

dripping down your arms and leaving diners to choose between licking their fingers — a lot — or excessive napkin usage. 2. R&O’s Restaurant (216 Metairie-Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 504-8311248) 3. Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar (5240 Annunciation St., 504-899-9126) BEST SEAFOOD PO-BOY 1. Parkway Bakery & Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; www. parkwaypoorboys.com; @ParkwayPoorboys) – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had shrimp po-boys at Parkway in 2010 during a trip to

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TAILGATE BEFORE HOME GAMES Get cold beer, cold drinks and hot burgers in our parking lot before the games. And if you’re tailgating somewhere else, take us along. We’ve got tailgate essentials – ice, drinks, charcoal & more. tailgating somewhere else, come by Rouses first and butchers have a great game-day lineup of steaks, ribs and chicken, along with grill-ready seasoned meats. And we’ve got tailgate essentials – ice, drinks, charcoal & more.

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IT’S TIGERS VS. TCU ON SATURDAY! It’s the first hot game of the year, and that sends appetites into overtime. Feeding hungry fans is simple with our fresh fried chicken, St. Louis-style ribs and game-day selection of ready-to-serve party trays and platters.

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BEST SNO-BALL STAND 1. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz (4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-9788; www. snobliz.com; @snobliz) — Watching Sno-Bliz employees — some third-generation Hansens — make sno-balls is fascinating. First, they shave the ice using the same type of machine Ernest Hansen invented in 1939. They put snow in the cup, then homemade syrup, alternating layers until the sno-ball is complete, adhering to their motto, “there are no shortcuts to quality.” 2. Williams Plum Street Snoballs (1300 Burdette St., 504-8667996, @plumstsnoballs) 3. Sal’s Sno-Balls (1823 Metairie Ave., Metairie, 504-666-1823)

BARS & ENTERTAINMENT BEST LIVE THEATER VENUE 1. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts (1419 Basin St., 504287-0351; www. mahaliajacksontheater. com; @mahalianola) — Opera-gloved blue hairs and musical theater nerds found Broadway at the Queen of Gospel’s home to performing arts: Jersey

Boys, Flashdance and Wicked headlined the 2012-2013 season. 2. Le Petit Theater du Vieux Carre (616 St. Peter St., 504-522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com; @lepetitnola) 3. Mid-City Theater (3540 Toulouse St., 504-488-1460; www. midcitytheatre.com) BEST LOCAL THEATER PERFORMER 1. Becky Allen — Human flamingo yard ornament Becky Allen has performed in the local theater community for more than half a century and continues her reign as New Orleans’ campy Y’at provocateur. 2. Bryan Batt 3. John “Spud” McConnell BEST LOCAL COMEDIAN 1. Chris Champagne — Local humorist Chris Champagne published his Y’at Dictionary late last year, and his political satire frequently targets former Mayor Ray Nagin, whether in a musical or roast format. 2. Chris Trew 3. J.D. Sledge BEST PLACE TO SEE COMEDY 1. La Nuit Comedy Theater (5039 Freret St., 504-231-7011; www.lanuittheater.com; @nolacomedy) — For another year in a row, Best of New Orleans voters ranked as No. 1 this Freret Street home to short-form improv games by comedians in goofball matching outfits. 2. The New Movement (1919 Burgundy St., 504-302-8264; www.

newmovementtheater. com; @tnm_nola) 3. Harrah’s New Orleans (4 Canal St., 504-533-6000; www. harrahsneworleans.com) BEST CASINO 1. Harrah’s New Orleans (4 Canal St., 504-533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com) — The honor goes to Harrah’s, where 115,000 square feet of hundreds of slots, tables and games await your paycheck. 2. Boomtown Casino (4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 504-366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com) 3. Treasure Chest Casino (5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504443-8000; www. treasurechest.com; @tchestcasino) BEST MOVIE THEATER 1. The Theatres at Canal Place (333 Canal St., third floor, 504-5229200; www.thetheatres. com; @thetheatres) — If you missed the most talked about flick of 2013, don’t worry — so did voters in this category, who may not have caught the big plot twist while being delivered $7 truffled popcorn. 2. Prytania Theater (5339 Prytania St., 504-891-2787; www.theprytania.com; @PrytaniaTheatre) 3. AMC Palace 20 Elmwood (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Elmwood, 504-7332029; www.amctheatres.com) BEST COLLEGE BAR 1. The Boot (1039

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BEST GAY BAR 1. Oz (800 Bourbon St., 504-593-9491; www. ozneworleans.com; @ozniteclub) — This perennial favorite is as known for its club flyers featuring shirtless dudes as it is for bass-pumping dance music, barelythere bar-top dancing and Bourbon Street peoplewatching. 2. Good Friends Bar (740 Dauphine St. 504-566-7191; www. goodfriendsbar.com) 3. The Country

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BEST GENTLEMEN’S/ STRIP CLUB 1. Rick’s Cabaret (315 Bourbon St., 504-5244222; www.iknowrick. com; @ricksnola) — Gambit readers know to bring cash to this gentlemen’s joint, where ATM fees are sure to bristle a gentleman’s whiskers and send his monocle spinning — if the women inside don’t do it first. 2. Larry Flynt’s Hustler Barely Legal Club (435 Bourbon St., 504-571-6340; www. barelylegalnola.com; @barelylegalnola) 3. The Penthouse Club (727 Iberville St., 504-524-4354; www.penthouseclubneworleans.com; @phcnola) BEST HIPSTER BAR 1. Mimi’s in the Marigny (2601 Royal St., 504-872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny. net; @mimismarigny) — Fedora wearer nursing a whiskey? Check. Ironic tattooed couple drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon? Check and check. For more than 10 years, the hip have called this Royal Street double-decker bar home. 2. The Saint (961 St. Mary St., 504-523-0050;

www.thesaintneworleans. com; @saintbar) 3. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www.curenola.com; @curenola) BEST HOTEL BAR 1. Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge (Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 504-523-3341; www. hotelmonteleone.com; @carouselbar) — Count your drinks per revolution — as you begin to spin, so does the merry-goroundesque bar, whose historic patrons range from Tennessee Williams to Liberace. 2. Sazerac Bar (The Roosevelt, 123 Baronne St., 504-648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com) 3. Davenport Lounge (The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., third floor, 504-524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com) BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 1. St. Joe’s Bar (5535 Magazine St., 504-8993744; www.stjoesbar. com) — Though its signature blueberry mojito lures newcomers, St. Joe’s is the closest some of its patrons get to church, thanks to religious relics and church pews by the pool table. Judge not lest ye be judged — the lantern-lit patio also is a favorite. 2. Pal’s Lounge (949 N. Rendon St., 504-4887257; www.palslounge. com; @palslounge) 3. The Bulldog (3236 Magazine St., 504-8911516; www.bulldog. draftfreak.com; @bulldog_uptown)

BEST NONSMOKING BAR 1. Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge (Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 504-523-3341; www. hotelmonteleone.com; @carouselbar) — Gambit readers looking to take a break from the heady mix of booze and smoke find refuge in a growing number of smoke-free spots. This time-honored favorite has a no-smoking policy, but after a few Ramos gin fizzes and a literal spin around the bar, you may need something to calm those nerves. 2. d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; www.dbaneworleans.com) 3. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www.curenola.com; @curenola) BEST SPORTS BAR 1. Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns. com) — University neighborhood students and fans of far-flung franchises can watch their favorite teams in action on one of many flatscreen TVs lining the walls at this sports and beer emporium. But local college and pro teams tend to dominate the two 8-foot pull-down screens. The bar is equipped with NFL Package and other bundles so patrons can watch a vast selection of games in a wide array of sports. 2. Manning’s (Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Hotel, 519 Fulton St., 504-593-8118; www. harrahsneworleans.com) 3. Walk-On’s Bistreaux PAGE 48

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BEST BAR FOR CRAFT COCKTAILS 1. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www.curenola.com; @curenola) — The Freret Street “renaissance” started here. Freret’s Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael are its bartenders, who craft museum-worthy cocktails. 2. Bar Tonique (820 N. Rampart St., 504-3246045; www.bartonique. com: @bartonique) 3. Bellocq (The Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., 504-962-0911; www.thehotelmodern. com/bellocq; @bellocqnola)

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200 available beers are just an excuse. 2. Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com) 3. Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504586-9243; www. theavenuepub.com; @avenuepubnola)

BEST LOCALLY BREWED BEER 1. Abita Brewing Company (21084 La. 36, Abita Springs, 985893-3143; www.abita. com; @theabitabeer) — Bottles and cans, just clap your hands: Abita’s beer-brewing empire, which cranks out 400

bottles a minute, has outshined its peers in the bustling Louisiana craft beer scene. Coming soon: strawberry on draft, 12-ounce Andygator and Grapefruit Harvest IPA. 2. NOLA Brewing (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996; www.nolabrewing.com;

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648-6020; www. domenicarestaurant. com) — John Besh decided his patrons need half-price glasses of wine and pizzas seven days a week. The happy hour humanitarian received votes that landed two of his restaurants (the other being The American Sector) in the top three in this category. 2. The American Sector (945 Magazine St., 504-5281940; www. www. nationalww2museum. org/american-sector) 3. Superior (3636 St. Charles Ave., 504-8994200; www.neworleans. superiorgrill.com)

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BEST PLACE TO DANCE TO A LIVE BAND 1. Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-8958477; www.tipitinas.com; @tipitinas) — Though we’re not sure how one manages to squeeze in dance moves on the packed floor inside this Uptown institution, we’re happy to receive lessons. Pro tip: The Cajun fais do do on Sundays is more like a not-so-secret dance party where you can let your dance-freak flag fly. 2. Rock ’N’ Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-861-1700; www. rocknbowl.com; @rock_n_bowl) 3. Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St., 504-8669359; www.mapleleafbar. com; @mapleleafnola)

BEST PLACE TO GET A BLOODY MARY 1. Superdome (1500 Poydras St., 504-5873663; www.superdome.com) That see-through NFL regulation bag won’t hide your makeshift flask. The Superdome doesn’t do doubles, but this liquid brunch and annual BONO favorite since 2009 is the definitive gridiron sipper. 2. Cafe Atchafalaya (901 Louisiana Ave., 504-891-9626; www. atchafalayarestaurant. com; @atchafalayafood) 3. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; www. commanderspalace.com; @commanders_nola) BEST PLACE TO GET A MARGARITA 1. Superior (3636 St. Charles Ave., 504-8994200; www.neworleans. superiorgrill.com) — Voters head to Uptown’s white-collar cantina for its killer f’rita. The pro-est of tips: they are two-for-one from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 2. El Gato Negro (81 French Market Place, 504-5259752; 300 Harrison Ave., 504-4880107; 3001 Ormond Blvd., Suite 1, Destrehan, 504-307-0460; www. elgatonegronola.com; @elgatonegronola) 3. Felipe’s Taqueria (301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; Mid-City Market, 411 N. Carrollton Ave.; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; www. felipestaqueria.com; @felipesnola)

BEST PLACE TO GET A MARTINI 1. The Bombay Club (830 Conti St., 504586-0972; www. thebombayclub.com; @ bombayclub) — Come for the people watching (cougars, sugar daddies, relieved tourists venturing away from Bourbon Street), stay for a seat in a wingback chair with the leather-bound, velvetlined martini menu from a cocktail wizard. 2. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www.curenola.com; @curenola) 3. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; www. commanderspalace.com; @ commanders_nola) BEST PLACE TO GET WINE BY THE GLASS 1. Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858; www. thedelachaise.com; @thedelachaise) — Topping W.I.N.O. for the No. 1 spot is the St. Charles Avenue bar where Best of New Orleans voters know to clink glasses on the patio for a romantic evening filled with the sweet smells of the adjacent gas station. 2. Wine Institute of New Orleans (610 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-324-8000; www. winoschool.com) 3. Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 504894-7420; 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; Village Shopping Center , 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; www.martinwine.com; @martin_wine)

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BEST LIVE MUSIC SHOW IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS 1. Beyonce — Super Bowl halftime headliner Beyonce returned to the Superdome for July’s Essence Fest and blasted through a 23-song set and a dozen costume changes. After the show she ordered 150 po-boys to promote her new single “Crazy in Loaf.” 2. Cyndi Lauper 3. Anders Osborne BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE 1. Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-8958477; www.tipitinas.com; @tipitinas) — What’s up with the banana logo, you

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POLITICS BEST LOUISIANA CONGRESSMEMBER 1. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu — Louisiana’s only statewide elected Democrat is headlong into her quest for a fourth term in the Senate, and she remains a favorite among our readers. This is the third year in a row she has won this category. 2. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise 3. U.S. Sen. David Vitter

BEST LOCAL BRASS BAND 1. Rebirth Brass Band — The Grammy Awardwinning outfit celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Despite frequent tours on the East and West Coasts and around the globe, its most soughtafter ticket is Tuesday nights at The Maple Leaf, a gig the band has held for more than 20 years. 2. Hot 8 Brass Band 3. Soul Rebels Brass Band

BEST LOCAL BOUNCE ARTIST 1. Big Freedia — The queen diva and soonto-be reality TV star seemingly ruined the lives of countless Northwestern concertgoers this year as the Postal Service’s reunion tour opener. The Best of New Orleans salutes the ambassador of ass as the first-ever winner in this new category. 2. Katey Red 3. Sissy Nobby BEST CAJUN/ ZYDECO BAND/ ARTIST 1. Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. — It’s almost like a comic book origin story: David Rubin inherited his superstar father Alton’s accordion-wielding

powers following the latter’s death in 1993. This year, Junior has usurped the Best Of title from nemesis Amanda Shaw. On the next Zydeco Wars … 2. Amanda Shaw 3. Lost Bayou Ramblers BEST LOCAL DJ 1. DJ Soul Sister — Soul Sister moved her Saturday night Hustle! dance party from Mimi’s in the Marigny to the Hi-Ho Lounge, where throngs of sweaty funk seekers find their Valhalla. Fans now include Craig Robinson, who is known to command the dance floor (and the massive fan cooling it). 2. Keith Juneau 3. DJ Jubilee

BEST LOCAL FUNK/ R&B BAND/ ARTIST 1. Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews — The 27-year-old Treme bandleader reclaims his Best Of New Orleans top spot this year (he held the title in 2009 and 2011), just in time for his new album Say That To Say This, which is set for a Sept. 10 release. 2. Galactic 3. Papa Grows Funk BEST LOCAL JAZZ BAND/ARTIST 1. Kermit Ruffins — Once again, the perpetually high jazz everyman holds down the No. 1 position, and this year he can add “advocate” to his spirited credentials: his

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Basin Street restaurant Speakeasy is a biweekly meeting spot for the Musician and Culture Coalition. 2. Jeremy Davenport 3. Irvin Mayfield BEST LOCAL ROCK BAND/ ARTIST 1. Better Than Ezra — How “Good” is it? So good that after nearly two decades, Gambit readers

BEST JEFFERSON PARISH COUNCILMEMBER 1. Cynthia Lee-Sheng — The daughter of Jefferson Parish’s late, legendary sheriff has become a political force in her own right, and our readers acknowledged that by choosing her as their favorite parish council

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BEST NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCILMEMBER 1. Stacy Head — The council’s outspoken vice president is No. 1 with Gambit readers for the second year in a row. This is always a competitive category, but Stacy was, well, head and shoulders above her colleagues. 2. Jackie Clarkson 3. Kristin Gisleson Palmer

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BEST NAME FOR AN AARON BROUSSARD PRISON MINISTRY 1. Aaron’s Angels — Our readers had lots of fun this with one, but the runaway fave was Aaron’s Angels. We’ll take their word for it that there are in fact a few angels in the federal pen. 2. Crying In the Chapel Ministry 3. Jail House Rock Ministry

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LOCAL LIFE BEST GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1. Lusher Lower School (7315 Willow St., 504-862-5110; www. lusherschool.org) — Combining creativity, life skills and education, “Little Lusher” offers a balanced, tuition-free education. The lyrics of the school song “Learning the Lusher

Way” help kids realize that they are unique and that if they do their best and love others, they can succeed. 2. Holy Name of Jesus School (6325 Cromwell Place, 504-861-1466; www.hnjschool.org 3. Isidore Newman Lower School (1903 Jefferson Ave., 504899-5641; www. newmanschool.org, @IsidoreNewman) BEST NURSERY/ PRESCHOOL 1. Academy of the Sacred Heart: Little Hearts Early Learning Program (4301 St. Charles Ave., 504-2691230; 4521 St. Charles Ave., 504-891-1943; www.ashrosary.org, @ashrosary) — Unlike many daycares and preschools, the teachers at Little Hearts (toddler and nursery) and the

preschool have bachelors degrees or higher and the classes are small, with a teacher and assistant in each room. And the puffysleeved smocked dress with monogrammed Peter Pan collar and bloomers is such an adorable uniform. 2. Isidore Newman Greenie House (1903 Jefferson Ave., 504-899-5641; www. newmanschool.org, @isidorenewman) 3. Metairie Park Country Day School Edisen House (300 Park Road, Metairie, 504-8375204; www.mpcds.com)

from the old Carrollton courthouse building — where Audubon Montessori is and where Lusher Extension was prior — to the University of New Orleans campus, there was a second line procession during the move of the giant marble Benjamin Franklin statue. 2. Jesuit High School (4133 Banks St., 504486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org, @jesuitnola) 3. Isidore Newman Upper School (1903 Jefferson Ave., 504899-5641; www. newmanschool.org, @isidorenewman)

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with illustrator Louis J. Schmitt to make a NOLA-centric bedtime storybook, in the style of the 1947 children’s classic Goodnight Moon. Referencing “Mardi Gras things” and Cafe du Monde appeals to kids, while the Cooter’s fries and Zatarain’s spice mentions satisfy adults. 2. The Devil In Her Way (www.billloehfelm.tumblr. com; @billloehfelm) 3. Love Letters From New Orleans (www. lovelettersfromnola.com) BEST ART GALLERY 1. Rodrigue Studio (730 Royal St., 504-581-4244; www.georgerodrigue. com; @george_rodrigue) — Locals and visitors alike come to this gallery for Blue Dog paintings. 2. Arthur Roger Gallery (432 Julia St., 504-522-1999; www. arthurrogergallery.com) 3. Martine Chaisson Gallery (727 Camp St., 504-302-7942; www. martinechaissongallery. com; @MartineGallery) BEST MUSEUM 1. New Orleans Museum of Art (City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; www.noma.org, @noma1910) — There’s always something happening at NOMA: Friday night movie screenings, live music and kids’ activities, Saturday wellness classes, Sunday afternoon gallery talks. Museum admission is free on Wednesday, and visiting the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is always free. 2. The National World

War II Museum (945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944; www. nationalww2museum.org, @wwIImuseum) 3. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St., 504539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org, @ogdenmuseum) BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE 1. City Park (1 Palm Drive, 504-482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark. com; @NOLACityPark) — City Park is the perfect place for a first date because there’s no shortage of things to do. You can play on swings, ride the Live Oak Ladybug or Ferris wheel in the amusement park, play 18 holes of mini-golf, ride pedal boats or just have a picnic. 2. City Putt (City Park, 8 Victory Drive, 504-483-9385, www. neworleanscitypark.com; @NOLACityPark) 3. Bacchanal (600 Poland Ave., 504948-9111; www. bacchanalwine.com; @bacchanalwine BEST PLACE FOR A BREAKUP 1. City Park (1 Palm Drive, 504-482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark. com; @NOLACityPark) — To have a dramatic breakup like on TV, go to City Park. Sit on swings next to each other, looking into the distance to avoid eye contact. Or, go to Morning Call, get emotional and leave the breaker-upper sitting alone with two orders of beignets and hot chocolate. PAGE 62

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package and let the staff take care of the rest. 2. Audubon Tea Room (Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., 504-212-5301; www. auduboninstitute.org, @audubonzoo) 3. Southern Oaks Plantation (7816 Hayne Blvd., 504-245-8221; www.southernoaksplantation.com) BEST CARNIVAL DAY PARADE 1. Thoth (www. thothkrewe.com; @kreweofthoth) — In 1947, the Krewe of Thoth plotted its route to pass by more than a dozen institutions where the sick and shut-ins lived. They still pass by some of those places today and host several charity events throughout the year. One of this year’s prized throws was the “red Thoth-o cup.” 2. Zulu (722 N. Broad St., 504-827-1559; www.kreweofzulu.com; @zulukrewe) 3. Rex (www. rexorganization.com; @rexparade) BEST CARNIVAL NIGHT PARADE 1. Muses (www.kreweofmuses.org, @kreweofmuses) — Muses has everything a night parade should: bright and funny floats, lavishly costumed (and masked) riders, fun throws that light up, useful throws that won’t end up in the trash and plenty of marching groups and bands. The group’s decorated shoes, though, are tops. 2. Endymion (www. endymion.org) 3. Bacchus (www.

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BEST GOLF COURSE 1. Audubon Park (6500 Magazine St., 504-581-4629; www. auduboninstitute.org, @audubonzoo) —The Golf Digest award-winning course was redesigned in 2001, blending old Uptown scenery with modern landscaping. There are six- and 12-month pass options for frequent players and a dress code makes it a wonderful place for combining business with sport. 2. City Park New Orleans North (1051 Filmore Ave., 504-483-

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BEST LOCAL NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR 1. OPP video — It had drugs, it had gambling, it had guns — and if it had been a plot point in a Hollywood blockbuster, no one would have believed it. 2. Ray Nagin indictment 3. Jim Letten resigns in face of U.S. Attorney’s Office commenter scandal

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BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER 1. Lee Zurik, WVUE — Once again, WVUE’s powerhouse investigator tops this category. If Zurik calls looking for an interview, you’re likely in trouble. 2. Travers Mackel, WDSU 3. Bill Capo, WWL-TV

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BEST LOCAL TV ANCHOR 1. Norman Robinson — One of the deans of local TV journalism has cut back his schedule at WDSU in preparation for stepping down next year — but you still love him. 2. Karen Swensen (WWL) 3. Angela Hill (WWL)

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BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE 1. Perlis (600 Decatur St., Suite 103, 504-5236681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 6, Mandeville, 985-674-1711; 6070 Magazine St., 504-8958661; www.perlis.com; @perlisinc) — Polo-style shirts and khakis are the classic uniform for wellto-do gentlemen, but with its inventory of crawfish logo sports shirts and seersucker shorts, Perlis lets you add an addendum: You’re a well-to-do New Orleanian gentleman. 2. Rubensteins (102 St. Charles Ave., 504-581-6666; www.

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dresses, color-blocked tops and maxi dresses, this family-owned business has moms-tobe more than covered. 2. Zuka Baby (2122 Magazine St., 504-5966540; www.zukababy. com; @zukababy) 3. Angelique Kids (5519 Magazine St., 504-8998992; www.facebook. com/angeliquebaby)

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@perlisinc) — As any jet-set Casanova can tell you, the key to a perfect suit is in its tailoring. Whether you need a James Bond-worthy silhouette for graduation, a wedding or espionage, Perlis has you covered with an inventory of tuxes and accessories for rent, plus in-house alterations. 2. John’s Tuxedos (3200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 504-455-5353; www.johnstuxedos.com; @johnstuxedos ) 3. Men’s Wearhouse (Citywide; www. menswearhouse.com; @menswearhouse) BEST SHOE STORE 1. Feet First (526 Royal St., 504-569-0005; 4122 Magazine St., 504-899-6800; www. feetfirststores.com) — Feet First has kept New Orleans women well-heeled for 36 years, and the expansive, hot pink-decorated store also houses sparkly accessories and clutches, many by local designers. Want to bring the knowledgeable sales consultants to your closet? Now you can, with a justlaunched accessories styling service. 2. Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal Place, 301 Canal St., 504-524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue. com; @saks) 3. DSW (Elmwood Shopping Center,1126 S. Clearview Pkwy.,

Harahan, 504-208-5310; www.dsw.com; @dswshoelovers) BEST STORE FOR SPORTSWEAR 1. Academy Sports + Outdoors (Citywide, www.academy.com) — The coolest item at Academy is probably the highly realistic, 3-D boar target, but for the nonarchers among us, there’s also a bounty of sportswear, fishing supplies, camping gear, golf accessories, boating essentials (and actual boats), camouflage onesies for babies and more. There are also tailgating accessories for people who’d rather watch sports than compete, but if the turkey-shaped archery target isn’t enough to make you pick up a bow, nothing will. 2. Massey’s Professional Outfitters (509 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-648-0292; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters. com; @masseysoutfitrs) 3. Lululemon Athletica (333 Canal St., 504- 5223264; www.lululemon. com; @lululemon) BEST T-SHIRT STORE 1. Dirty Coast (329 Julia St., 504- 324-6459; 5631 Magazine St., 504-324-3745; www.dirtycoast.com; @dirtycoast) — Dirty Coast is a standout in the funny T-shirt game, thanks to a one-two punch of eye-catching graphic design and sly, if-you-live-here-youget-it references. But

business is more than just inside jokes: T-shirt sales generate proceeds for organizations ranging from WWOZ to the LA/ SPCA — another reason you voted it number one for the third year in a row. 2. Fleurty Girl (citywide; www.fleurtygirl.net; @fleurtygirl) 3. Storyville (3029 Magazine St., 504304-6209; www. storyvilleapparel.com) BEST THRIFT STORE 1. Goodwill (Citywide; www.goodwillno. org, @goodwillnola) — Macklemore knows what’s up: “Thank your grand-dad for donating that plaid button-up shirt … I’m at the Goodwill,” he raps in the ubiquitous Top 40 hit “Thrift Shop.” Looks like plenty of New Orleanians are poppin’ tags here, too; you voted Goodwill among the top three thrift stores in 2010 and 2011, and now it takes first place honors for the second consecutive year. 2. Bloomin’ Deals (4645 Freret St., 504891-1289; www.jlno.org) 3. Red, White & Blue (605 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, 504-393-1072; 5728 Jefferson Hwy., 504-733-8066; www.rwbthrift.com) BEST STORE FOR VINTAGE CLOTHING 1. Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 504899-5587) — Shop at Funky Monkey when you crave attention. Whether you don an oversized elephant pendant necklace, platform boots, a vintage floral dress or a fluorescent wig, you’ll step out onto

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE 1. Hemline (605 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, 504-309-8778; 609 Chartres St., 504-5920242; 3308 Magazine St., 504-269-4005; www.shophemline.com; @hemlinefq; @hemlinemetairie; @hemlinemagazine) — Now a

regional chain spanning Louisiana, Texas and Alabama and Tennessee, Hemline was birthed in the French Quarter, and although each location is independently owned (meaning the merchandise fluctuates according to buyers’ tastes), the fashions are wearable yet avant garde at every shop. 2. Trashy Diva (829 Chartres St., 504-5814555; 2048 Magazine St., 504-299-8777; www.trashydiva.com; @trashydiva) 3. Yvonne Lafleur (8131 Hampson St., 504-8669666; www.yvonnelafleur.com) BEST ANTIQUES STORE 1. M.S. Rau (630 Royal

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St., 504-523-5660; www.rauantiques.com; @rauantiques) — If you can’t afford museum admission, affect an upper-crust accent and duck into M.S. Rau’s 30,000-squarefoot showroom, where recent acquisitions run the gamut from early 17th-century Chinese porcelain jars to an autographed Muhammad Ali photograph. It’s

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Magazine Street looking like a fashion blogger ready for a close-up. Tip: Sell unwanted clothes here or trade them for store credit. 2. Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 504-891-7443; www. buffaloexchange.com; @buffaloexchange) 3. Goodwill (citywide; www.goodwillno.org; @goodwillnola)

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history you can own … or just admire. 2. Greg’s Antiques (1209 Decatur St., 504-202-8577; www.gregsantiques.net; @gregsantiques) TIE: 3. Magazine Antique Mall (3017 Magazine St., 504-896-9994) TIE: 3. Renaissance Interiors (2727 Edenborn Ave., 504-454-3320; www.yourrenaissance.com) BEST ART MARKET 1. Arts Council of New Orleans at Palmer Park (South Carrollton at Claiborne Avenue, 504-523-1465; artscouncilofneworleans. org, @artsneworleans) — If you’ve passed the corner of South Carrollton and South Claiborne avenues on some Saturday mornings, you’ve probably seen the colorful tents, live bands and people shopping among oak trees. The arts market features ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, textiles and more. It’s held the last Saturday of every month, which means there are only four markets left between now and the holiday season. 2. Frenchmen Art Market (619 Frenchment St., 504-941-1149; www. frenchmenartmarket.com; @FrenchmenMarket) 3. Freret Market (5030 S. Liberty St., www. freretmarket.org, @freretmarket)

BEST BAKERY 1. La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St., 504-2693777) — In what can be a contentious battle between old-school, bready king cakes and newer filled versions, this patisserie offers a third option: the French galette des rois: a cake-sized croissant with a porcelain baby baked inside. Quiche, eclairs, fresh breads, tarts, sandwiches and other delicious Paleo diet saboteurs are on the menu. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 504-8370190; www.haydelbakery. com; @haydelsbakery) 3. Gambino’s (300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 504-391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-885-7500; www.gambinos.com; @gambinosbakery) BEST BARBERSHOP 1. Aidan Gill for Men (550 Fulton St., 504-5664903; 2026 Magazine St., 504-587-9090; www.aidangillformen. com; @aidan_gill) — When bearded gents tire of their bear faces and crave bare faces, they flock to the skilled barbers at these oldschool shave emporia for the ultimate in hair removal luxury: hottowel shaves. A shot of whiskey makes the follicular transformation go down easy, and an inventory of British toiletries, colognes, tortoiseshell razors and boar-bristle brushes let customers bring home the luxe experience. 2. Golden Shears (6008

Magazine St., 504-895-9269) 3. Magazine Street Barbershop (4224 Magazine St., 504267-7823; www. magazinestreetbarbershop.com; @magstbarbershop) BEST BICYCLE STORE 1. GNO Cyclery (1426 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-861-0023; www. gnocyclery.com) — Whether you’re looking to get fitted for a new bike or just want a flat changed by a mechanic who won’t silently judge your lack of bike skills and homemade tattoos, our readers have chosen GNO Cyclery year after year as the spot to go. 2. Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., 504-488-1946; www.bayoubicycles.com) 3. Mike the Bike Guy (4411 Magazine St., 504- 899-1344; www.facebook.com/ mikethebikeguy) BEST CAR DEALERSHIP 1. Lexus of New Orleans (8811 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-207-3100; www. lexusneworleans.com) — Why buy a Lexus? Maybe you just scored a reality TV show and need to squire your trophy spouse around in style. Or maybe you found a steal at this Lexus-certified dealer, like the pre-owned 2001 Lexus RX 300 ($7,995 according to the website). Prestige has never been so budget-friendly. 2. Lakeside Toyota (3701 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-833-3311; www.lakesidetoyota.com)

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BEST FARMERS MARKET 1. Hollygrove Market and Farm (8301 Olive St., 504-483-7037; www. hollygrovemarket.com; @ hgmf‬) — Louisiana-proud foodies put their money where their mouths are by supporting this urban farm, which also features a weekly produce market and community garden. For $25, you can pick up a box chock-full of seasonal fruits and veggies. For an extra fee, they’ll deliver it to your door— making “the box” ideal for even the laziest locavores. 2. Crescent City Farmers Market on Saturday (700 Magazine St., 504-861-4488; www.crescentcity-

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farmersmarket.org; @ ‬ ccfmtweets) 3. Crescent City Farmers Market on Tuesday (Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St., 504-8614488; www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org; ‬ @ccfmtweets) BEST FLORIST 1. Villere’s Florist (750 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, 504833-3716; 1415 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-9101; www. villeresflowers.com) — When clicking “like” on a momentous Facebook status isn’t quite enough, New Orleanians turn to this family-owned florist, a mainstay since 1969 and a perennial Best of PAGE 77

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BEST DRY CLEANER 1. Liberto’s (4814 Prytania St., 504897-2161; www. libertocleaners.com; @libertocleaners) — For 81 years and four generations, this familyowned dry cleaning business has done New Orleans’ dirty work: laundering shirts, uniforms, formalwear and more. But thanks to modern practices like adopting ecofriendly, biodegradable detergents and maintaining a Twitter account, you’d never peg Liberto’s for

an octogenarian. 2. Young’s Dry Cleaning (905 Harrison Ave., 504-872-0931; 6227 S. Claiborne Ave., 504-866-5371; www. youngsdrycleaning.com) 3. Classic Cleaners (1820 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 504-734-9111)

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New Orleans poll winner. Villere’s does custom flowers for weddings, funerals and every occasion in between — and its cash-and-carry deals are great for those “just because” moments. 2. Federico’s Family Florist (815 Focis St., Metairie, 504-837-6400) 3. Nola Flora (4536 Magazine St.,

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504-891-3333; www. nolaflorashop.com) BEST GARDEN STORE 1. Perino’s (3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8347888; www.perinos. com; @perinos) — After 58 years in business this family-owned, fullservice garden center has planted its roots deep into the community. You’ve voted Perino’s best garden store in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 — seems unlikely it’ll be leafing the top spots anytime soon. 2. Harold’s Indoor/ Outdoor Plants (2900 St. Claude Ave., 504-947-7554;

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3. Radio Shack (Citywide; www. radioshack.com; @radioshack) BEST GROCERY STORE PREPAREDFOOD-TO-GO SECTION 1. Whole Foods Market (5600 Magazine St., 504-899-9119, 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-8225; www.wholefoodsmarket. com; @wfm-louisiana) — You know you’ve made it when you can afford to make groceries at Whole Foods, but for shoppers whose budget is more generic than gluten- and GMO-free, the food-to-go section

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offers tasty deals like two for $5 lunch grabs: hello, small Caesar salad and blackened chicken salad sliders. 2. Rouses (Citywide; www.rouses.com; @rousesmarkets) 2. Langenstein’s (1330 Arabella St., 504-899 9283; 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-831-6682; www.langensteins.com; @langensteins) PAGE 80

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deals on lust-worthy gadgets that everyone loves. That’s why you’ve voted it No. 1 for more than five years. Best Buy, why can’t we quit you? 2. H.H. Gregg (901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 504-539-3838; 8851 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 504-667-4138; www.hhgregg.com; @hhgregg)

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BEST JEFFERSON NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY 1. Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; www.dorignacs.com; @bestisbetter) — You don’t have to “ax” twice if they have olive “erl” and alligator pears at Dorignac’s. The motto is “Yeah, we got dat.” Make sure to pick up some fresh “erstas” from the seafood section and a doberge cake from the bakery for ya mama ’n’ dem. 2. Langenstein’s (800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-6682; www. langensteins.com; @langensteins) 3. Zuppardo’s Family Supermarket (5010 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, 504-8871150; www.zuppardos. gourmetfoodmall.com) BEST NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY 1. Langenstein’s (1330 Arabella St., 504-897-0869; www.langensteins.com; @langensteins) — Familyowned and –operated for five generations, Langenstein’s is known for gourmet takeout foods that taste like yo’ mama’s (perhaps better) and its selections of fresh meats and seafood — the main staples on which the business was started in the 1920s. 2. Lakeview Grocery (801 Harrison Ave.,

504-293-1201; www. lakeviewgrocery.com) 3. Canseco’s Markets (3135 Esplanade Ave., 504-322-2595; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-218-8426; www.cansecosmarkets.com) BEST NORTHSHORE NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY 1. Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket (125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, 985-893-0593; www. acquistapaces.com) — Customers visit the deli for changing daily plate-lunch specials, prepared meals, meats that are smoked, fried and rotisserie cooked in house, a full array of groceries — and a wine, beer and spirits department the size of a small liquor store. 2. Lishman’s City Market (4020 Pontchartrain Drive, 985-649-2180; 39522 Hwy. 190 E, Slidell, 985-641-2142; www. lishmanscitymarket.com) 3. The Fresh Market (1816 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-674-4105; www.thefreshmarket. com; @thefreshmarket) BEST SUPERMARKET 1. Rouses (Citywide; www.rouses.com; @rousesmarkets) — New Orleanians have had a love affair with Louisianaborn Rouses grocery store since the familyowned and -operated supermarket moved into the city in 2007. The store’s focus on local products and tastes — and the opening of a chic

store downtown — put a win in the bag. 2. Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-8225; Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 504-899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket. com; @wfm_louisiana) 3. Winn-Dixie (Citywide; www.winndixie.com; @winndixie) BEST LIQUOR STORE 1. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-9518081; 3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420; www.martinwine.com; @martin_wine) — Though the name suggests otherwise, Martin Wine Cellar isn’t strictly for oenophiles. There’s an extensive selection of premium spirits, mixers, beer and snacks. If this isn’t incentive enough to drink, the Metairie location offers threecourse dinners with suggested wine pairings. 2. Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; www.dorignacs.com; @bestisbetter) 3. Elio’s Wine Warehouse (6205 S. Miro St., 504-8661852; www.elioswinewarehouse.com; @eliosneworleans) BEST LOCAL CAMERA SHOP 1. Lakeside Camera & Photoworks (3508 21st St., Metairie, 504-885-8660; www. lakesidecamera.com; @lakesidecamera) — Could anyone have predicted that the photos

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age for photos, and with its printing, custom design and video services, classes and cutting-edge camera inventory, Lakeside Camera is one of its driving forces. 2. Bennett’s Camera (3230 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-885-9050; www.bennettscamera.com) 3. Moldaner’s (7808 Maple St., Suite D, 504886-6757; www.moldaners.com) BEST LOCALLY OWNED BOOKSTORE 1. Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple St., 504-866-4916; www.

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BEST PLACE TO BUY FURNITURE 1. Hurwitz-Mintz Furniture (1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-3781000; www.hurwitzmintz. com) — Hurwitz-Mintz is a perennial favorite in this poll, perhaps because there are so many choices in the megastore, which has three floors and 125,000 square feet to accommodate furniture styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. 2. Doerr Furniture (914 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-947-0606; www.doerrfurniture.com; @doerrfurniture) 3. Nadeau (2728

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events for children. It is a good place to find books by local authors and stories about the South. 2. Octavia Books (513 Octavia St., 504-8997323; www.octaviabooks. com; @octaviabooks) 3. Garden District Book Shop (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 504-895-2266; www. gardendistrictbookshop. com; @gdkrewe)

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through this mecca of eye candy, because the store is packed with gift items for everyone from infants to grandparents. The shop sells a variety of New Orleans- and Saints-themed items and works by local artists in mediums ranging from jewelry to home decor to books. Oh yeah, gift wrapping is free. 2. Fleurty Girl (632 St. Peter St., 504-3045529; 1720 St. Charles Ave., 504-309-3944; 2885 Hwy. 190, Suite C, Mandeville, 985-7780341; 3117 Magazine St., 504-301-2557; Lakeside Plaza, 3313 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-454-1433; www.fleurtygirl.net; @fleurtygirl) 3. Hazelnut (2735 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-626-8900; 5515 Magazine St., 504891-2424; www. hazelnutneworleans.com) BEST PLACE TO BUY WINE 1. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967350; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-9518081; 3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420; www.martinwine.com; @martin_wine) — Once again the perennial favorite takes top spot for its vast selection of wines in a wide range of prices from wineries around the world. 2. Dorignac’s Food Center (710 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; www. dorignacs.com; @bestisbetter) 3. Rouses (Citywide; www.rouses.com; @rousesmarkets) BEST SHOPPING MALL 1. Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-8000; www. lakesideshopping.com; @shopatlakeside) — You can do almost everything you need to do and find whatever you want in one sprawling location — transfer your car title and get a tune-up while you have lunch and find local shops like Earthsavers, Adlers and Jean Therapy alongside national retailers like the Disney Store, Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch and Steve Madden. 2. The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200; www. theshopsatcanalplace. com; @theshopsatcanal) 3. The Esplanade (1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 504-468-6116; www.simon.com/mall/ the-esplanade; @shopesplanade) BEST SMOKE SHOP 1. Herb Import Company (711 St. Peter St., 504-525-4372; 712 Adams St., 504-8614644; 5055 Canal St., 504-488-4889; www.herbimport.com; @theherbimport) — Each store has a special area that’s an emporium of smoking accoutrements, including herbal vaporizers, hookahs, electronic cigarettes, American Spirit

cigarettes, and a wide array of glass, wooden and ceramic pipes, onehitters and more. 2. Up In Smoke (2101 Magazine St., 504-899-0005; www. upinsmokeneworleans. com; @upinsmokehq) 3. Ra Shop (Citywide; www.rashop.us; @rashop) BEST SWEET SHOP 1. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com; @sucreneworleans) — If you can imagine it as a confection, Sucre can make it real. Can you say gelato po-boy? 2. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com) 3. Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 504269-5707; www. bluefrogchocolates.com; @bluefrogchoc) BEST ATTORNEY 1. Troy Broussard (3231 N. I-10 Service Road W, Metairie, 504835-9491) — Juris doctor Troy Broussard is the self-proclaimed “DWI Dr.,” and voters have shown he has the cure for what nails you. 2. Morris Bart (909 Poydras St., Suite 2000, 504-525-8000; www.morrisbart.com; @morrisbart) 3. Josh Mathews (2550 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite 200, PAGE 86

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2. Downtown Tattoo (501 Frenchmen St., 504-266-2211; www. downtowntattoonola.com; @downtowntats) 3. Uptown Custom and Classic Tattoos (575 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-3859; www. uptowntattoos.net)

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON 1. Kamran Khoobehi (3901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-2737267; www.khoobehi. com; @drkhoobehi) — It’s the reconstructive and plastic surgeon’s third year topping the poll. He gained national attention for a groundbreaking vascular reconstruction surgery to save the sight of a dog-bite victim, but he’s equally wellknown for results of his facial, breast and body enhancement procedures. 2. Calvin M. Johnson Jr. (Hedgewood Surgical Center, 2427 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-7642; www.drcalvinjohnson.com) 3. Michael H. Moses (1603 Second St., 504-895-7200; www.drmoses.com; @mosesplasticsur)

BEST CAKE MAKER 1. Swiss Confectionery (747 St. Charles Ave., 504-522-7788; www. swisscakes.net) — For almost 100 years, the bakery’s creations have been honored guests at New Orleans weddings. At a recent engagement party, a casual poll showed that 16 of the 20 couples who were married in New Orleans got their wedding cakes from “Swiss Cakes.” 2. Haydel���s (4037 Jefferson Hwy., 504-8370190; www.haydelbakery.

BEST DAY SPA 1. Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393; www. belladonnadayspa.com; @bebelladonna) — You already know about the massages, beauty treatments and products, home decor and gifts offered here — you’ve voted Belladonna Day Spa No. 1 in this category annually since 2002. 2. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8350225; 3414 Hwy. 190,

BEST BODY PIERCING/ TATTOO PARLOR 1. Electric Ladyland Tattoo (610 Frenchmen St., 504-947-8286; www. electriclandylandtattoo. com; @ladyland) — Rub the Buddha’s belly as you choose your tattoo design, but not for luck: Electric Ladyland Tattoo has won this category 13 years in a row. You’re unlikely to find any of these artists’ designs featured on A&E’s

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com; @haydelsbakery) 3. New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery (2440 Chartres St., 504943-0010; www.nolacakes.com)

Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com; @earthsavers) 3. H2O Salon & Spa (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-4377; www.h2osalon-spa.com; @h2osalon-spa) BEST DENTIST 1. Dr. Kellie Axelrad (New Orleans Children’s Dental Center, 3116 Sixth St., Suite 201, Metairie, 504-833-5528; www. neworleanschildrensdental.com) — If the kids are happy, everybody’s happy — or so it seems for this pediatric dentist, a New Orleans native who hit the top spot for the first time. She’s also on the faculty at Louisiana State University’s School of Dentistry. 2. Dr. Susan Lebon (2633 Napoleon Ave., Suite 605, 504-899-5400) 3. Dr. Jorge Aguilar (Fleur de Lis Dental Care, 6000 Fleur de Lis Drive, 504-486-3339; www.drsmile.com; @fleurdelisdent) BEST DERMATOLOGIST 1. Dr. Mary Lupo (145 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 302, 504-288-2381; www.drmarylupo.com; @drlupo) — Dr. Lupo climbed from second to first this year, but voters didn’t indicate whether it was due to her line of beauty products or her cosmetic, medical and laser treatments. 2. Dr. Richard Sherman (The Skin Institute of New Orleans, 2633 Napoleon Ave., Suite 815, 504-899-7159; www.tsiono.com)

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@capitalone) — I guess you told us what’s in your wallet. But which do you prefer: Alec Baldwin with Tiffany DuPont or the Vikings? 2. Chase (Citywide; www.chase.com; @chasebanking) 3. Whitney Bank (Citywide; www. whitneybank.com) BEST HAIR SALON 1. H2O Salon & Spa (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-4377; www.h2osalon-spa.com; @h2osalon-spa) — It’s hard to recapture the perfection of salon-fresh hair at home, but stylists

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at this full-service salon are closing the gap with their recently launched blow-dry bar. Ask for a “style with knowledge” and your stylist will share all the tips and tricks she’s using to get your mane looking super-luxe. 2. Rocket Science Salon & Beauty Bar (640 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-218-8982; www. rocketsciencenola.com; @rocketsciencebb)

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3. Touro Infirmary (1401 Foucher St., 504-8977011; www.touro.com; @touroinfirmary)

BEST HEALTH CLUB 1. Elmwood Fitness Center (Elmwood Plaza Shopping Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan, 504-733-1600; www. elmwoodfitness. com; @ochsnerhealth) — Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete training for your next Ironman competition or a child learning to swim, you’ll find the classes, equipment, nutrition advice and professional support you need to achieve your fitness goals at this 175,000-squarefoot center, an outpost of Ochsner Health Center. 2. New Orleans Athletic Club (222 Rampart St., 504525-2375; www. neworleansathleticclub. com; @thenoac) 3. Jewish Community Center (5342 St. Charles Ave., 504-8970143; www.nojcc.org; @nojcc)

BEST HOTEL 1. The Roosevelt New Orleans (123 Baronne St., 504-648-1200; www. rooseveltneworleans. com; @theroosevelt_no) — Walking through the blocklong gilded lobby of The Roosevelt New Orleans is like stepping back to the time of President Theodore Roosevelt, for whom it was named, and Gov. Huey Long, one of its most colorful guests. The Roosevelt is part of the Waldorf Astoria collection of Hilton Hotels. 2. Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal St., 504523-3341; www. hotelmonteleone.com; @hotelmonteleone) 3. Windsor Court (300 Gravier St., 504-523-6000; www. windsorcourthotel.com; @windsorcourt)

BEST HOSPITAL 1. Ochsner Health System (1514 Jefferson Hwy., 504-832-3000; www.ochsner.org; @ochsnerhealth) — U.S. News & World Report agrees with Gambit

readers, ranking Ochsner No. 1 in the metro area and in Louisiana in its “Top Hospitals” issue and giving it high marks in several specialty areas. 2. East Jefferson General Hospital (4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 504-454-4000; www. ejgh.org; @ejhospital)

BEST MANICURE/ PEDICURE 1. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8350225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www.earthsaversonline. com; @earthsavers) — The signature manicure has 22 steps, including hand reflexology, and the signature pedicure includes a foot and leg massage. There’s also a wide range of nail polish colors from which to choose. 2. Serenity Nails (5227

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Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8350225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www.earthsaversonline. com; @earthsavers) — It’s difficult to pick the “best” part of a massage at Earthsavers — it’s whatever part of the body the therapist is working on at the time — but the saddest part is when the massage therapist turns off the music and you know you have to leave the cathedral of serenity and rejoin the real world. 2. Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa. com; @bebelladonna) 3. Massage Envy (Citywide; www. massagenvy.com) BEST PLACE TO TAKE A PILATES CLASS 1. Romney Pilates

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(5619 Magazine St., 504-895-1167; www. romneypilates.com; @ romneypilates) — You can bend it like Beckham at this studio, which has a Cadillac Trapeze of the same style Victoria and David Beckham use to stay in shape. The studio also features full-body spinning workouts, Bosu, Pulse barre, gyrotonic training, yoga and more. 2. New Orleans Athletic Club (222 Rampart St., 504-525-2375; www.neworleansathleticclub.com; @thenoac) 3. Elmwood Fitness Center (Elwood Plaza

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www.canineconnectionnola.com) — This pet boarding and spa business jumped up two spaces from last year to claim top honors. It could be the cat condos, pet suites (with patios), party rooms, dog swimming pool — or all of the above. 2. Zeus’ Place (4601 Freret St., 504-3044718; www.zeusplace. com; @zeusplace) 3. Camp Bow-Wow (2731 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-3647; www.campbowow.com/ neworleans; @campbowwow)

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Shopping Center (1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan, 504-733-1600; www. elmwoodfitness.com; @ochsnerhealth) BEST PLACE TO TAKE A YOGA CLASS 1. Wild Lotus Yoga (4842 Perrier St., 504-899-0047; www. wildlotusyoga.com; @wildlotusyoga) — Situated off a bustling commercial area of Prytania Street, Wild Lotus has dominated this category since it opened 11 years ago. Maybe it’s because it has so many potential voters: Wild Lotus offers baby yoga, kids yoga, tweens yoga and lots of classes for

adults, some featuring live music. Besides, founder Sean Johnson leads The Wild Lotus Band, the first kirtan act to play the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. 2. New Orleans Athletic Club (222 Rampart St., 504-525-2375; www. neworleansathleticclub. com; @thenoac) 3. Elmwood Fitness Center (Elmwood Plaza Shopping Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan, 504-733-1600; www.elmwoodfitness. com; @ochsnerhealth) BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT 1. L. Bryan Francher (Francher-Perrin Group, 1820 St. Charles Ave.,

504-891-6400; www. francherperrin.com) — L. Bryan Francher and fellow Gardner Realtor Leslie Perrin joined forces more than a decade ago to form the Francher-Perrin Group, which specializes in historic buildings for residences or conversions to commercial uses. TIE: 2. Judy Giglio (RE/ Max Real Estate Partners, 4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 504-888-9900; www.jgiglio.remaxlouisiana.com) TIE: 2. Katie Witry (Gardner Realtors, 1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 110, 504-891-6400; www.katiewitry.com; @katiewitry) 3. Shannon Johnson

(Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors, 3201 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Suite 100; 504-361-8055) BEST TANNING SALON 1. Planet Beach (Citywide; www. planetbeach.com; @planetbeach) — After operating gyms for years, Stephen Smith entered the tanning business in 1994 by purchasing Electric Beach, an old Uptown tanning salon. He changed one word on the neon sign outside, naming it Planet Beach. There are now Planet Beach franchises in 36 states and six foreign countries. 2. City Beach (3000 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-888-0017; www. citybeachtanning.com)

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also offers round-trip transportation, boarding, grooming and laser therapy. And just as people say about kids, pets always seem to get sick on holidays and weekends, so the hospital has vets on call 24/7. 2. Prytania Veterinary Hospital (4907 Prytania St., 504-899-2828; www.prytaniavet.com) 3. The Cat Practice (1809 Magazine St., 504-525-6369; www.catpractice.com

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create a “green power plant” that remains connected to the larger public utility grid. Sometimes the solar power system alone meets all the demand for energy a house or building needs; when it doesn’t, the utility grid provides the power. When the solar energy system generates more power than the property needs, it flows back into the grid and the utility company provides the system owner with credit. That means immediate savings on energy costs, but it does not mean a solar energy system can keep a home or business running through power outages. To be connected to the power grid, all solar energy systems must automatically go offline during outages. “It’s a safety concern for utility workers — they do not want you energizing their lines with your power when they have people working on them,” Oman says. He points out there are battery backup systems and incorporated generators available. “During Hurricane Isaac, all of Metairie was black except for the South Coast Solar sign,” he says with a laugh. Local clients include the U.S. Army (at regional facilities including Fort Polk), Falstaff Apartments, schools, homes and businesses. “We’re seeing it more and more every day. More people ... saying ‘Hey, we can do this, and it makes sense. We can save money,’” Oman says. “I believe we’re in the infancy of a revolution in how we generate and consume energy in this country.”

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Tickets are now on sale for KEY TO THE CURE’s gala event. Key to the Cure is a shopping event hosted by SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (The Shops at Canal Place, 301 Canal St., 504-524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com) where 2 percent of proceeds benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. The gala event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, and features food from more than 30 restaurants, drinks, live music and complimentary parking. The charity shopping weekend is Thursday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 20. To buy tickets, contact Gillian Stagg at gstagg@nocci.com or (504) 888-7608, or visit www.louisianacancercenter.org. Tickets are $75.

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childhood visit to the Hoover Dam sparked Scott Oman’s fascination with hydroelectricity. As a teenage Eagle Scout, he spent time with environmentalist role models who were proponents of renewable energy. “This is my dream business,” says Oman, co-owner and chief operational officer of South Coast Solar (2605 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 504-5297869; www. southcoastsolar.com), which installs solar energy systems. “This is the business plan I drew up when I was 15.” Oman started out working on solar and wind projects in California. When the federal and Louisiana governments began offering tax credits for renewable energy systems, he moved back to New Orleans to install solar panels. Five years ago, Oman partnered with Tucker Crawford and Robert Suggs Jr. to launch South Coast Solar. Tax incentives have made solar power systems an easy sell: The state offers a tax credit of 50 percent of the cost of installation, up to $12,500; the federal government offers 30 percent of the total investment. Property owners can buy or lease the systems. “Leasing is a good option for people who want guaranteed savings from day one and don’t want to worry about maintenance,” Oman says. Leases let the user set a stable electricity rate for the next several years at a cost generally lower than utility rates. “If you could have locked in gas rates from 20 years ago, you’d still be paying 88 cents per gallon today,” Oman says. “People would love to be able to do that. Well, that’s what installing solar does — you’re locking in today’s rate for energy.” Solar panels are interconnected silicon cells joined together to form circuits. They

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ong before Americans started watching extreme food shows and chef competitions on TV, Louisianans pursued the culinary sport known as camp cooking. It starts with a piece of Louisiana fauna just taken from the wild, and preparation involves a mix of family tradition and improvisation with whatever is at hand, plus a dash of bravado. Camp cooking is more about bragging rights than delicacy or strict adherence to a recipe. A restaurant version of camp cooking, imbued with a distinct Latin edge, is the specialty of Basin Seafood & Spirits, a casual, unprepossessing restaurant that opened last spring. The regular menu reads like those at many local seafood houses, with char-broiled oysters and barbecue shrimp leading the way. Under the surface, however, there’s a more contemporary take on the potential of Louisiana seafood. Mahi mahi is cut into large, bouncy chunks for ceviche strung with pickled onions and avocado, crab cakes are stuffed with poached quail eggs and a thick tuna steak was ruby-red inside and dusky-red outside from a kimchi coating. The approach is a merging of methods from Basin’s co-owners, Edgar Caro, a native of Colombia and chef/owner of Baru Bistro & Tapas, and Thomas Peters, a New Orleans native whose family operates a fishing charter business in Venice. There is a nightly whole fish special, and I loved the redfish. Heaped with chunky red pepper-garlic sauce, like a Latin Sambal Oelek, its crackly skin was scored and stuffed with lemon and cebollitas and grilled corn finished the platter. Ordering the whole fish is no guarantee of greatness, however, as we experienced another evening with fried snapper that was bent like a boomerang around maque choux but also badly overcooked and bland. There’s fried seafood (a platter at dinner, po-boys at lunch), though those options don’t merit a special trip on their own, and fish and chips takes too much liberty with the concept, disappointingly replacing “chips” with roasted potatoes. Basin Seafood is small, but by the fall it plans to add seating in a rear patio with its own bar and a view into the seafood boiling room. The restaurant serves interesting cocktails (the Yucatan firecracker combines tequila, grapefruit syrup and pickled jalapenos) and has a short but good wine list. If a nonseafood dish catches your fancy here, don’t ignore it. I’m glad I tried the pork chop special. Medium-thick, glistening and served on the bone, it was done one better with a topping of spicy and sweet tomato marmalade that stewed so long, the thin, red tomato skins tasted candied. Dishes that sound conventional often have novel twists, like a steakhouse wedge salad enhanced with shrimp remoulade, its mild, creamy sauce given punch from chunks of blue cheese. By comparison, seafood gumbo with roux the color of hazelnuts is straight-up Louisiana traditional, and gloriously so.

Ivy taking root on Magazine

As Gautreau’s (1728 Soniat St., 504899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com) has collected culinary accolades over the years, it also has attracted the interest of many would-be partners. Proprietor Patrick Singley says he’s fielded proposals to start new restaurant projects from the Gulf Coast to Oxford, Miss. “We’ve gotten maybe 50 offers over the years to open new projects,” he says. “We were just always looking for that right fit of the area, the building and the project.” The right answer materialized less than a mile away from Gautreau’s. Singley and his wife Rebecca plan to open a restaurant called Ivy this fall at 5015 Magazine St., the address of the former Vizard’s Restaurant. Singley says the concept they’re developing is comparable to Bouligny Tavern (3641 Magazine St., 504-8911810; www.boulignytavern.com), chef PAGE 99

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Whole fish preparations are a nightly special at Basin Seafood & Spirits. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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Along the southwestern tip of South Africa, the subtropical climate created by the convergence of the Atlantic and Indian oceans influences coastal vineyards with long, sun-drenched summers and cool breezy evenings. Located east of Cape Town in the Stellenbosch area, Mulderbosch produces an array of inexpensive wines. For this rose made from 100 percent cabernet sauvignon, grapes were pressed lightly to attain its reddish-salmon tinge. Following fermentation, the wine rested on its lees and underwent light fining and filtering before bottling. In the glass, it offers aromas of pink grapefruit, blood orange, cranberry and a touch of spice. On the palate, taste red berries, watermelon, herb, white pepper and citrusy notes on the flinty finish. Serve slightly chilled with roasted chicken, salads, tuna steaks, poached salmon, quiche, shrimp remoulade, tempura-fried vegetables and Asian dishes. Buy it at: Dorignac’s. Drink it at: Mondo and 5 Fifty 5.

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interview John Harris’ upscale lounge adjoining Harris’ bistro Lilette. “We think it will be right for people looking to eat after an event or to go somewhere after dinner,” Singley says. “The menu will be eclectic. It will be a place you go to have a fine cocktail and share a few small plates.” It will be open until midnight, he says, and there will be a full bar staffed by two bartenders. Gautreau’s executive chef Sue Zemanick will oversee both Ivy and Gautreau’s, and the kitchens will be run by a pair of chefs de cuisine — Chris Gecewich for Ivy and Nick Lama for Gautreau’s. Redesign work for the interior of Ivy is still underway, and Singley anticipates opening at the end of September. He also says he’s been discussing ideas for future restaurant projects in the area. The Besh Restaurant Group is looking at a building one block away from Ivy’s future home for a spin-off of its popular downtown Italian restaurant Domenica (123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www. domenicarestaurant.com). A spokeswoman for chef John Besh confirms that a portion of the building at 4935 Magazine St. is one of the options the company is considering for the new concept, which would focus on the same kind of woodfired pizzas served at Domenica.

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ichael Casey grew up near Philadelphia and first came to New Orleans in 2002 to attend Tulane University. There he met Joe Seremet, and by 2011 they and Seremet’s wife Alisha began planning their first business venture together. Liberty Cheesesteaks (5031 Freret St., 504-8754447; www.libertycheesesteaks.com) opened in March, serving the famous sandwich of Casey’s hometown. Your menu is devoted solely to cheese steaks. Have you considered branching out? Casey: There’s this idea in America that variety is the way to go, but I just want to do one thing well. Saying no to customers in the restaurant business horrifies people, but we have to do that to protect our food and carve out our own ledge here. For people who come in looking for a vegetarian option? Well, we don’t have one. And I’m on a personal vendetta against green peppers and mushrooms on cheese steaks. That was an addition from Delaware, and when was the last time a culinary innovation came from Delaware? Would you compare Philadelphia’s cheese steak obsession with New Orleans’ love for po-boys? C: Actually, I think it’s closer to the city’s relationship with red beans and rice. Back home we just expected cheese steaks at certain times. When you were a kid, it was always cheese steaks on Sundays. Then after a strong night out with your friends, you’d all get cheese steaks together to cap it off. When we’re watching football, all the guys in my family go out to a different cheese steak shop, bring back their own sandwiches and then relentlessly harass the others about their horrible choices. It’s just such a part of the culture there. How important is it for you to be part of the restaurant row on Freret Street? C: If we opened in any other part of the city, I think we’d have a much greater chance of failing. That’s because people come to Freret now expecting great food, and every chef and business owner along the street has been incredibly supportive. I know a lot of them have sent regulars over to try us out. There really is a sense that we’re in this together, and it’s incredible because 10 years ago I wouldn’t have walked down this street without an armed guard. — IAN MCNULTY charcoal grill. But the new menu includes more salads and sandwiches, adds lettuce wraps and wings, and breakfast is served on weekends. There’s a full bar and patio seating.

Felipe’s opens in Mid-City

Amid the colony of national chain restaurants to emerge in the Mid-City Market, one eatery in this new development stands apart — Felipe’s Taqueria (Mid-City Market, 411 N. Carrollton Ave., phone n.a.; www.felipestaqueria.com), a Mexican concept that was hatched in New England but spread its wings in New Orleans. This latest Felipe’s joins new locations of Pizza Hut, Pei Wei Asian Diner, Panera Bread and Pinkberry, as well as a soon-to-open Five Guys Burgers & Fries in the retail development. Felipe’s is by far the smallest player among all those restaurant brands, but it has big plans and has built significant local cachet over the past few years with a quick, inexpensive format and a bar program that breaks with the typical fast-casual restaurant template. “It’s the same Felipe’s people already know from our other locations, with the big difference here being outdoor seat-

ing,” says Justin Crooks, vice president of operations for Felipe’s. The outdoor seating area has table service, and Crooks says this is a new angle the company is pursuing. The restaurant fronts a small pedestrian mall, and Crooks says they plan to install a projection screen in this outdoor space for big games during football season. Felipe’s founder Tom Brush and namesake Felipe Herrera opened their first restaurant in 2004 in Cambridge, Mass. Brush later partnered with New Orleanians Robert Stumm and Elio Todaro to start Felipe’s Louisiana LLC (Todaro died earlier this year). The Felipe’s Uptown opened late in 2006, followed by a French Quarter edition in 2009. This spring they added Tiki Tolteca, a tiki bar and small plates restaurant above the French Quarter Felipe’s. Crooks says there are no specific plans on the drawing board for a fourth location, but additional Felipe’s restaurants are a possibility. “Will it be in Lafayette? Baton Rouge? I don’t know, but it will be in Louisiana,” he says. “We think this is a concept that has plenty of room to grow.” The Mid-City Felipe’s serves lunch and dinner daily.

Domenica 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020 www.domenicarestaurant.com Octopus is sliced thin for a cool carpaccio.

La Petite Grocery 4238 Magazine St. (504) 891-3377 www.lapetitegrocery.com Eggplant, octopus and fried chickpeas are combined in a salad.

Patois 6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441 www.patoisnola.com Portuguese-style grilled octopus is served with a couscous-like pasta.

RioMar 800 S. Peters St., (504) 525-3474 www.riomarseafood.com The lunchtime tapas menu features octopus with smoked paprika and potatoes.

Yuki Izakaya 525 Frenchmen St. (504) 943-1122 Octopus is folded into dumplings or served raw for takowasa.

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“Here’s the thing about brunch. You go to a restaurant at seven at night and it’s an inspirational meal. At 10:30 a.m., though, most people don’t have that attitude. It’s food as fuel. … Lunch is not as inspirational as dinner, but you’re still looking for a civilized experience with a nice, composed dish. As opposed to a bunch of eggs that have been scrambled the way your father scrambles them, except this time you’re charged $20 for the privilege.” — Bloomberg restaurant critic Ryan Sutton, in an article arguing that brunch is overblown at New York restaurants.

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When the Persian/Turkish restaurant Courtyard Grill closed for a few weeks last month, it seemed another example of the common New Orleans restaurant vacation. But when it reopened in August, there was a new name over the door, a new look and a new menu. The restaurant is now called Vida’s Bistro (4430 Magazine St., 504875-4165; www.vidasbistro.com), and although proprietors Vida and Eddy Salmanian remain at the helm, there has been a change of direction here — as evidenced by the “gyro muffuletta.” “People love the muffuletta and they love gyros,” Vida Salmanian says. “We’re the only place around that combines them.” Sliced gyro meat, olive salad and sticks of feta are wrapped in a grilled pita for this sandwich, which is novel, but it sounds prim compared to the “Meditchanga.” That new menu addition combines gyro meat (or chicken or shrimp) with rice, feta, mozzarella, cilantro and salsa in a tortilla, which is then deep fried and dressed with lettuce, tomato, avocado, Greek yogurt sauce and acili, a Turkish spicy tomatogarlic dip. The Salmanians opened Courtyard Grill in 2010 with a traditional approach to Persian and Turkish cuisine but decided to retool for a “Mediterranean fusion” format. “We learned that you can’t just cook for Persian people or Turkish people,” Vida says. “You have to have something for everyone, so we decided to broaden our menu and focus on what people order the most.” Vida’s still serves kebabs, dolma, Turkish beef pies and many other traditional dishes, and the kitchen still cooks with a

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AMERICAN KNUCKLEHEADS EATERY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www. knuckleheadsnola.com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. treasurechestcasino.com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $ DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-

JIGGER’S BAR & GRILL — 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 — The sports bar serves sandwiches and bar noshing items. Half or full-round muffulettas are filled with Italian ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese and housemade olive salad and served toasted. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ RENDON INN’S DUGOUT SPORTS BAR — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. therendoninn.com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www. bookoobbq.com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ HICKORY PRIME BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 2778507; www.hickoryprimebbq. com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more.

The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SAUCY’S — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. saucysnola.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louisstyle pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS CHEESEBURGER EDDIE’S — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www. mredsno.com — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BREADS ON OAK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; www.breadsonoak.com — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CAFE NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1

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SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www.somethingelsecafe.com — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$

0909; www.downthehatchnola. com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. The Cobb salad features grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, shredded carrots and cabbage, Monterey Jack and blue cheeses, applewoodsmoked bacon, hard boiled egg, avocado, tomatos, cucumbers, green onions, croutons and choice of dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT ANGELO BROCATO’S — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — Citywide; www. pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www.bayona. com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St.,

(504) 301-9061; www.one-sl. com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes inlcuding char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ THE LANDING RESTAURANT — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www.neworleansairporthotel.com — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MA MOMMA’S HOUSE — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 2440021; www.mamommashouse. com — Traditional home-style Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ROUX ON ORLEANS — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www. bourbonorleans.com — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DELI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — The Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. The Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on

a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www. martinwine.com — The wine emporium’s dinner menu includes pork rib chops served with house-made boudin stuffing, Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glaze and smothered greens. The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QWIK CHEK DELI & CATERING — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ETHIOPIAN CAFE ABYSSINIA — 3511 Magazine St., (504) 8946238 — The menu includes a variety of wots, traditional stews served over injera bread, and tibs, dishes of sauted meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH BAIE ROUGE — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; www. baierougenola.com — Shrimp and risotto Milanese features jumbo shrimp cooked with lemon over saffron risotto served with hericots verts. Pig Dip features pork debris, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on French bread with a side of smoked pork jus. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. New Zealand lamb loin is served with cucumber and sweet onion pickles, Israeli couscous, Meyer

OUT to EAT MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www. japanesebistro.com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Nicholas Bazan Jr. presides over the dining and musical entertainment at Little Gem Saloon (445 S. Rampart St., 504-267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com). PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

lemon-watercress aioli and tomatosherry vinegar demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; www. breauxmart.com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant. com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. maximosgrill.com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — This familystyle eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes

RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ RISTORANTE FILIPPO — 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie (504) 835-4008 — The Creole-Italian menu includes a crabmeat salad featuring half of a tomato filled with jumbo lump crabmeat over romaine lettuce dressed with remoulade and balsamic vinaigrette. Veal Sorrentina is sauted veal layered with prosciutto and eggplant, topped with marinara and mozzarella and served with spaghetti marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola.com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook. com/yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LATIN AMERICAN LA MACARENA PUPSERIA AND LATIN CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupsasneworleans.com — This cafe serves Latin and Caribbean dishes, tapas and appetizers like guacamole and chips. Spanish garlic shrimp is served with refried black beans, saffron rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Mon. Cash only. $$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY 7 ON FULTON — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton. com — New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ DICK & JENNY’S — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com — The menu combines contemporary Creole dishes and Italian items from Christiano’s pop-up. Pork loin roulade is stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts and served with spinach, stone-ground grits and balsamicinfused pork jus. Pappardelle is served with pulled duck confit, charred pepper and mustard greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning,

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include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

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OUT to EAT this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 5532277; www.revolutionnola.com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5254790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi

in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www. tijuanasmexicanbargrillnola. com — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. thebombayclub.com — This elegant French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ LITTLE GEM SALOON — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com — Little Gem offers Creole dining and live jazz. Chef Robert Bruce prepares dishes including Two Run Farms oxtail stew, Creole crab cakes with caper-lemon beurre blanc and fish amandine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. siberianola.com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef,

Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. artzbagelz.com — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; www.cafeb.com — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ JOEY K’S — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www. joeyksrestaurant.com — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than twodozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations.

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SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS BEAR’S AT THE BOTTOMLINE — 3309 Division St., Metairie, (504) 455-6613 — Bear’s po-boys feature Gendusa loaves filled with its signature roast beef, fried shrimp and other standards. Burgers are char-broiled. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ BEAR’S POBOYS AT GENNAROS — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. killerpoboys.com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. acmeoyster.com — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes char-

CHAD’S BISTRO — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro. com — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno.com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, poboys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SERGIO’S SEAFOOD — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www.facebook.com/sergiosseafoodnola — The Fritanga plate includes a grilled petit filet mignon, pork loin, gallo pinto, fried plantains, fried cream cheese and cabbage salad. Center-cut beef tenderloin is topped with chimichurri and served with a baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West

Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno. com — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www. chophousenola.com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ ROLLS-N-BOWLS — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; www.facebook.com/ rollsnbowlsnola — This casual eatery serves a variety of spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, a few stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli noodle bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots and shrimp are an optional addition. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

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JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsneworleans.com — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Labor daze Bartenders offer tips on enjoying and surviving Southern Decadence. By Frank Etheridge

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ncompassing a long Labor Day weekend, Southern Decadence fills the French Quarter and downtown neighborhoods with revelry. Less a gay pride event than a let-it-all-hang-out public celebration, Decadence started 42 years ago with a party, grew with the founding of a satirical drag queen parade and has become a annual massive gathering, drawing participants from across the nation. The parade used to be the main event of the weekend, but as the festival has expanded to five days, the endless stream of parties and events at local bars has eclipsed the parade itself. Gambit asked seasoned bartenders at four local establishments to share their best and craziest memories and tips to survive the marathon party. Here’s what they had to say. Paul Melancon Michael’s on the Park (834 N. Rampart St., 504267-3615; www.michaelsonthepark.com)

Tip: “Don’t wear Mardi Gras beads,” Melancon advises, echoing a patron’s response to the question. “Drink sparingly. Respect the people on the street. It’s great to be who you are, be free, but have respect. Come with your drink on, but remember bartenders are only one person. It’s gonna be packed.

Chris Morton Bourbon Pub & Parade (801 Bourbon St., 504529-2107; www. bourbonpub.com) Craziest Decadence scene he’s witnessed: A bartender at Parade since 2005, Martin recalls one year when a man ran up to him at the bar. “Help! I’m hot! I’m hot! Hot!” yelled the man, who was carrying a whip and had his face and upper body covered in blood. “I just ran,” Morton says. “I let security take care of him.” Tips: “Pace yourself. Stay safe. Keep cool and drink plenty of water.” Bobby Fisher John Paul’s Bar (940 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-9481888; www.johnpaulsbar.com) Craziest Decadence scene he’s witnessed: “I have a long, long list of those,” Fisher says. With four Decadences under his belt, Fisher recalls last year’s festivities —when the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac deprived this Marigny bar of power for a week following the storm, during what’s normally its busiest week of the year. “We had lube wrestling one night in the dark,” he recalls. “Bears — big hairy men wrestling around in here. Suddenly, the lights come on. It was quite hideous, actually. Much better without the lights on, in the dark. Last year was my best and my worst Decadence, really. If you had a drink from me, you probably had to taste a little bit of my sweat in it. It was so hot in here without the A/C. But people tipped me really well; I guess they felt sorry for me having to work in that heat.” Tip: “Pack a suitcase full of Alka-Seltzer.” Drew Kingswell The Country Club (634 Louisa St., 504-945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com)

Craziest Decadence scene he’s witnessed: Noting that Chris Morton tends bar at the this Bywater landmark has a Bourbon Pub, which is located 31-year history as what he calls on one of the busiest blocks “a gay resort,” Country Club of the French Quarter during bar manager Drew Kingswell Southern Decadence. tells of how the grand former PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER plantation’s space once tolerated open sexual activity. “But Southern Decadence no more,” Kingswell says. “But AUG things happen, so we have to French Quarter and watch out. So we have a secuTHRU various locations rity camera on the sauna, just SEPT www.southerndecain case. Me and the previous dence.com general manager are watching the camera in the office, laughing at everything going on. We spot this odd-looking dude going at everybody, orally. We’re making fun of him, like, ‘Look at this hair!’ But then he stands up and we see — it was a woman.”

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Tips: “Spend your day here and your night in the Quarter. Come here early and you get a suntan. You get some food. You get day wasted. Then go to your hotel, shower up, eat some dinner and head out for the night. But make sure you eat again before you tie on your second drunk.” Southern Decadence events Southern Decadence is comprised of officially organized events, bar hopping and revelry in the streets of the French Quarter and theme parties at bars throughout downtown. The official website

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Craziest Decadence scene he’s witnessed: “I’ve worked Decadence all over this city,” Melancon says, supplementing his knowledge of Decadence’s traditions (naming Grand Marshals from years past, etc.) while citing facts printed in the current issue of Ambush, the local LGBT-community publication for which he’s a photographer and advertising account representative: $987 million in estimated economic impact since such receipts were recorded beginning in 1996; the third-largest moneymaker for the city’s tax coffers (behind Mardi Gras and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival). Organizers expect to draw 125,000 revelers this Labor Day weekend. Melancon’s best Decadence story isn’t of debauchery but rather of pride. “It was 2003,” he says. “I caught up with the parade out here on Rampart and [Grand Marshal Mumbo]’s entourage gives me this rainbow tutu-type skirt to wear with them and we had all this glitter. We called it Rainbow Fairy Dust. It was hot, sticky and sweaty. We parade down to behind (St. Louis) cathedral and are chanting “Rev. Storm!” over and over, waiting to meet him and his group there — and all that hate. We get there and we all start singing, “What the world needs now/ Is love, sweet love” and it was incredible. People were all hugging each other. A really unifying moment.”

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Grand marshals Grand marshals Tami Tarmac and Venus Santiago preside over official events. They have chosen fuchsia pink, tangerine and gold as official colors. Pitbull and Christina Aguilera’s “Feel this Moment” is their official song and they designated the assisted living home Belle Reve as their official charity. Southern Decadence block party The Phoenix (941 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-945-9264; www.neworleansphoenix.com) hosts block parties from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Grand Marshals drag show The Golden Lantern (1239 Royal St., 504-529-2860; www.tubbysgoldenlantern.com) bar is home to the Grand Marshals Drag Show at 11 p.m. Friday. The event features current and past grand marshals.

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(www.southerndecadence.com) has a long list of events, happy hours, block parties, pool parties, contests (for dancing, “Miss High Hair,” various body parts), drag shows featuring Miss Gay America 2010 Coco Montrese, meet-and-greets with porn bloggers and porn stars, “queeraoke,” brunches and more. There are events for bears, leather fetishists, divas and other niche communities and Dykeadence events for lesbians and transgender attendees. Below are some of the traditional features of the weekend.

Bourbon Street Extravaganza Napoleon’s Itch (734 Bourbon St., 504-237-4144; www.napoleonsitch.com) sponsors a free outdoor concert at 5 p.m. Saturday on the corner of Bourbon and St. Ann streets. Decadence parade The grand marshals lead the 39th annual Decadence parade beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday. The procession features drag queens, leatherwear, the nearly naked and satirically costumed individuals and groups. The parade starts at the Golden Lantern and winds its way through the French Quarter, generally dispersing into the crowds as it reaches the blocks around Bourbon and Dauphine streets at St. Ann Street. Southern Decadence Bead Toss Following the parade, Ambush magazine holds its 20th annual Bourbon Street Bead Toss from the balcony above the magazine’s offices (828 Bourbon St.). Survivors Outer Loop Bar Crawl Beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, the bar crawl visits bars on North Rampart Street, which concludes with a barbecue at Michael’s on the Park.

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TUESDAY 27 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Heat Dust, Psychic Blood, 8 Bombay Club — Emilio Avila, 6 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Trapper Keeper, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Jenna McSwain, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — Meditations & Conkarah, 9

Hi-Ho Lounge — Songwriters Gumbo, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Love Sessions – A Festival of Giving, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9 Little Tropical Isle — Mark Barrett, 5; Chip Wilson, 9 The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Stanton Moore, David Torkanowsky, James Singleton, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Jayna Morgan, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 10 Trinity Episcopal Church — Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6

Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Thaddeus Conti, 7 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Tin Men, 8 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 d.b.a. — Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina Perez, 9:30 Hard Rock Cafe — Josh Garrett Band, 10 House of Blues — Jet Lounge, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Buenos Diaz, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Love Sessions – A Festival of Giving, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Richard Knox, 5 The Maison — Midas, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Hill Country Hounds, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Swing-ARoux, 8:30 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz Orchestra feat. Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Tom Witek Quintet, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Tipitina’s — Grupo Fantasma, 9

Tropical Isle Bayou Club — La Meniere des Cadiens, 5; Louisiana Inferno, 9

Treasure Chest Casino — Flipside, 9

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Tropical Isle Bayou Club — La Meniere des Cadiens,

Bullet’s Sports Bar — Glen David Andrews, 7:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Ingrid Lucia Duo, 5; George French Quartet, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Papa Mali, Johnny Vidacovich & Cass Faulconer, 8 Circle Bar — Grahams, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Loren Pickford, 9:30 Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Marc Stone Duo, 4; Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — NOMW Next Up Finals feat. Kirko Bangz, 9 House of Blues (Big Mama’s Lounge) — Jayson Knox, 7 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; Love Sessions – A Festival of Giving, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Vincent Marini, 9 Little Tropical Isle — Allen Hebert, 5; Casey Saba, 9 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 9:30 Oak — Miles Cabecerious, 9 Preservation Hall — Survivors Brass Band feat. Jeffery Hills, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafose, 8:30 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Kirk Duplantis Trio, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Doug Belotte Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Cajun Drifters, 5; CajunGrass, 9 Tropical Isle Bourbon — Miss Maggie Trio, 5 Tropical Isle Original — One Third Down, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 PAGE 110

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FRIDAY 30 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Jenn Howard, 9 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 9 Buffa’s Lounge — J Monique’D, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Quartet, 5; Banu Gibson Swing Band, 9 Carrollton Station — Noisewater, Bujie and the Highrise, Earth Party, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Paul Sanchez, 8; Lynn Drury & Chris Adkins, 10 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Debauche, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Dash Rip Rock, 10 DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Steve Lands, 10

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Gasa Gasa — Cardinal Sons, Sports & Leisure, Wooden Wings, 10 Green Room — Lil Red & Big Bad, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — DJ Matty, 10 House of Blues — Time of Your Life Presents DJ Corey Craig & DJ Nando, 8 House of Blues (Big Mama’s Lounge) — Bath Salts, 7 House of Blues (The Parish) — Alternative Friday, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Funky Friday, 5 Howlin’ Wolf Den — South Jones, The N’awlins Johnnys, Nola County, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Professor Piano Series, 5; Don Vappie, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 5; Finishmen, 9 Little Tropical Isle — Ben Joseph, 5; Jay B. Elston, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — John “Papa” Grows, Alex McMurray, Matt Perrine, Russ Broussard, 10:30 Oak — Sunpie, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; The Space Heaters, 9:30

PREVIEW One Eyed Jacks — Bearracuda feat. DJ Robbie Martin, 10 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Karma, 9:30 The Saint Hotel, Burgundy Bar — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 9 Siberia — Tyler Keith & the Apostles, Texas Funeral, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Astral Project, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Honey Island Swamp Band, Colin Lake, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 5; T’Canaille, 9 Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9 Twist of Lime — Southern Whiskey Rebellion, Black Feratu, Wreckage Revival, 9 Warehouse Grille — Beverage Committee, 8 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

SATURDAY 31 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Hardly Home Hip-Hop Showcase, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Banks Street Bar — Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Runaway Sun, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — H.O.N.O.R. feat. Jerry Jumonville & Freddie Staehle, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Wendell Brunious Duo, 9 Carrollton Station — Coyotes, Vox & the Hound, Gold & the Rush, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Voodoo Blues Krewe, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 6; Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10

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In an Internet age fueled by monetization and barreling toward homogenization, No Age is a truly singular crossover: an object of intense affection from L.A. skate-park kids and The New Yorker; a Sub Pop bonus baby that redirects tours and downsizes venues, protecting all-ages access at all costs. And, oh yeah, a skinned-knees punk band with a Solid Gold heart. Even Weirdo Rippers, the duo’s 2007 compilation of early singles, de facto debut and blood/sweat/tears consomme, has at its boiling core an animalistic pop instinct just clawing to get out: including the spring-loaded bass line that propels “Every Artist Needs a Tragedy,” the woodchipper guitar and 2-by-4 doo-whomp on “Everybody’s Down,” the desiccated tropicalia of “Neck Escaper.” Mid-major stepchildren Nouns (2008) and Everything in Between (2010) dangle their respective lead singles and second tracks, “Eraser” and “Glitter,” as hooks baited with irresistible chum (jingling bells, heartbeat drums, backward loops, deluging feedback). August release An Object shows that a band can be at once less obvious and more accessible, its toe-curling outbursts released into the wild, its spiky choruses pressed flat. “There is no here, and there is nowhere,” singer/drummer Dean Spunt sings on closer “Commerce, Comment, Commence,” whose swirls of ambient noise open up like a ravenous sinkhole, building to the biggest crescendo on the album. Spoken like a true nihilist. Bitch Face opens. Tickets $15 ($5 with DIY punch card). — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

Hi-Ho Lounge — DJ Soul Sister, 11 House of Blues — HOB 20th Anniversary Presents The Cult: Electric 13 Tour, 7 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Brint Anderson, 1 Howlin’ Wolf — Gethsemani, Headspill, Saints of Helltown, Saturate, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Kaboom, The Fake Carls, AbPsych, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Longfellow Street, 5; Rites of Passage, 9 Little Tropical Isle — Jay B. Elston, 5; Wayne Lohr Duo, 9 Oak — Jen Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Big Al & the

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One Eyed Jacks — Storyville Rising, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 Prime Example — Erica Falls, 9 & 11 Prytania Bar — Little Maker, Public Places, 9 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Refried Confuzion, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Dale Watson, 9 Shamrock Bar — 5 Finger Discount, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Panorama Jazz Band, 6

SUNDAY 1 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 8 Bombay Club — Alex Peters, 7

Tipitina’s — Rebirth Brass Band, Ed Williams Brigade, 10

Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 11 a.m.

Tivoli & Lee — Jeremy Habegger & Philip Morin of Soul Project, 11:30 a.m.

Circle Bar — DiNola, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

Tropical Isle Bayou Club — Brandon Miller & Louisiana Inferno, 1; Brandon Moreau & CajunGrass, 5; T’Canaille, 9

The Country Club — God Des & She, 9

Tropical Isle Original — Mark Barrett Duo, 1; The Hangovers, 5; Late as Usual, 9

DMac’s — Michael Pearce, 11 a.m; Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6

d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6

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NOW SHOWING 2 GUNS (R) — Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton star in the action-comedy about a DEA agent and navy officer who try to elude thugs after botching a sting operation. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater

BLUE JASMINE (PG-13) — Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin star in the Woody Allen film about a narcissistic socialite trying to reconnect with her sister in San Francisco. Canal Place, Elmwood, Grand THE CONJURING (R) — Paranormal investigators help a family terrorized by a dark presence at home, in a horror film directed by James Wan (Insidious, Saw). Elmwood, Grand, Regal ELYSIUM (R) — Matt Damon stars in the sci-fi action thriller set in the year 2154, where the wealthy live on a space station and everyone else lives on Earth, which has since been destroyed. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal FRUITVALE STATION (R) — The movie tells the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a man killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in 2009. Canal Place, Elmwood

GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — The film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX JOBS (PG-13) — Ashton Kutcher stars in the Steve Jobs biopic. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal KICK-ASS 2 (R) — The superhero action-comedy sequel stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG-13) — Forest Whitaker stars in the historical drama based on the life of Eugene Allen. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Prytania, Regal THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (PG13) — In this actionadventure film, a girl explores her past while on a quest to find her mother who had been attacked and kidnapped by a demon. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank PARANOIA (PG-13) — An entry-level corporate employee (Liam Hemsworth) must spy on his boss’ former mentor. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS (PG) — In this novel-turned-film,

The World’s End

The World’s End (R)

They say you can’t go home again. That, Directed by Edgar Wright of course, is because you’ve changed, Starring Simon Pegg, Nick whether the place you come from has Frost and Martin Freeman changed or not, and the experience of being there will never be the same as Wide release it was in your youth. But that’s only the beginning of the story for five former high school friends returning after 20 years to the scene of their adolescent glory in The World’s End. The final entry in a genre mash-up trilogy from the British creative team of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (which began with 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and continued with 2007’s Hot Fuzz), The World’s End bravely ventures into the cinematic territory of Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Village of the Damned. Social science fiction is what these peoplecentered movies were called in their late-1950s and early-1960s heyday. The World’s End updates the subgenre for the digital age. A more fitting time for its rebirth as full-on satire would be hard to imagine. The World’s End refers to the name of a pub in the fictional English town of Newton Haven, the last stop on the town’s “Golden Mile” circuit of twelve renowned watering holes. The five friends reunite to improve on their failed attempt at completing the circuit on their last day of school, with one pint imbibed at each stop as the requirement. Their fearless leader, then and now, is Gary King (Pegg), who also happens to be the only one in the group who never grew up — the other four have traditional careers and home lives. But things are about to change. King provides the focal point for the film’s barrage of comic one-liners and asides, all delivered in a pleasingly brisk and dense style by an ensemble that operates like a well-oiled machine. Much credit goes to the warm and naturalistic script Pegg co-wrote with director Wright. King pushes the group forward on the ultimately pointless quest even though the unique character of the small-town pubs has been usurped by the soullessness and uniformity of corporate chains. That’s the ultimate sign of our times. And it’s almost bad enough to make you imagine that alien robots are taking over the world. The film’s title will likely cause some confusion and work against it finding an audience stateside, which is a shame given the lackluster competition from Hollywood this summer. There have been too many end-of-the-world movies on the big screen in recent months. And The World’s End actually bears some resemblance to This Is the End, the recent James Franco and Seth Rogen apocalypse comedy. Think of The World’s End as that American film’s smarter and funnier British cousin. There are too many barroom brawls in The World’s End, and the ending fizzles where it should have scored big. But any movie that manages to draw credible sci-fi from a pub-crawl buddy-movie probably deserves to have its shortcomings overlooked. — KEN KORMAN

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BLACKFISH (PG-13) — This documentary tells the story of Tilikum, the notorious killer whale who killed three people including a killer whale trainer. Elmwood

THE GRANDMASTER (PG-13) — The film is based on the life of Ip Man, Bruce Lee’s martial arts instructor. Elmwood, Westbank

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FILM LISTINGS Poseidon’s son and friends combat evil while searching the Sea of Monsters for the Golden Fleece. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal

CLOSED CIRCUIT (R) — Lawyer ex-lovers join an international terrorist trial’s defense team. Canal Place, Elmwood, Westbank

PLANES (PG) — The Disney Pixar animated feature is about the secret lives of flying machines. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal

V/H/S/2 (NR) — This is the sequel to the 2012 found footage-style horrorthriller. Chalmette

THE SMURFS 2 (PG) — The Smurfs enlist their human friends to help them find Smurfette, who’s been abducted by Gargamel. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal

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TO THE ARCTIC 3D (G) — Meryl Streep narrates the documentary that follows a polar bear and her two 7-month-old cubs as they navigate the Arctic wilderness. Entergy IMAX WE’RE THE MILLERS (R) — Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Ed Helms pretend to be a family to get a large shipment of weed across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal

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THE WOLVERINE (PG13) — An old friend sends Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to Japan, where he winds up fighting and dealing with personal issues. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand

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THE WORLD’S END (R) — Simon Pegg stars in the sci-fi comedy about five friends who try to top their pub crawl that was 20 years prior. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank YOU’RE NEXT (R) — While on a family trip, the Davidsons are attacked by a gang of unusual killers. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank

OPENING THURSDAY GETAWAY (PG-13) — To save his kidnapped wife, a man must follow a stranger’s driving instructions. Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez star. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (PG) — The documentary features behind-thescenes footage of the boy band’s performances. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank

OPENING FRIDAY 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (PG-13) — The documentary delves into the lives of backup singers. Chalmette

THE ACT OF KILLING (NR) — In this documentary, former Indonesian death squad leaders are challenged to reeanct their mass killings. 9:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8:15 p.m. Friday, 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist BABE: PIG IN THE CITY (PG) — A pig named Babe goes to the big city to save his farm, after learning the farmer is injured and unable to work. 9:30 a.m., FridaySaturday, Prytania DIRECTING DISSENT (NR) — Director Sophie Hamacher explores teacher and social activist John Roemer’s life. 7 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist DR. STRANGELOVE (NR) — In this Stanley Kubric sci-fi comedy, a war general plans a nuclear holocaust but is met with opposition from politicians and fellow generals. 10 p.m. Sunday, Prytania FILMS ABOUT WORKERS (NR) — To commemmorate Labor Day, films about workers are screened, followed by a discussion with artists, labor organizers and academics. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Antenna FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (NR) — James Bond (Sean Connery) falls into an assassination ploy involving a beautiful Russian woman in this 1963 picture. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania HISTORY OF BLACK RESISTANCE IN NEW ORLEANS (NR) — Oliver Thomas, Kalamu Ya Salaam and Jerome Smith host a panel discussion and film screening exploring New Orleans’ role in black resistance. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Community Book Center THE HUNT (NR) — A man fights for his life and dignity after rumors ignite a witch hunt for him. 5:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist INSIDE DAISY CLOVER (NR) — Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer and Robert Redford star in the 1965 film about a tomboy turned movie star, dealing with the cruelty

of Hollywood. 10 a.m. Sunday, Prytania AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY (NR) — in filmmaker Terence Nance’s debut, man wonders why being stood up by a blind date made him feel so bad. 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) — Gana. This is a BYOB screening. Midnight FridaySaturday, Prytania THE WATCHTOWER (NR) — A man and woman who sought solitude because of their negative pasts find each other and settle in together in Pelin Esmer’s acclaimed Turkish drama. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist THE WIZ (G) — Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor star in the 1978 soul adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. The screening is part of DJ Soul Sister’s Musically Speaking series and also part of a birthday celebration for Michael Jackson. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; www.press-street.com/antenna; The Theatres at Canal Place, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 363-1117; www.thetheatres. com; Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 304-9992; www.chalmettemovies,com; AMC Clearview Palace 12, Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257; www.amctheatres. com; Community Book Center, 2523 Bayou Road, (504) 948-7323; www.communitybookcener.com; AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-2029; www.amctheatres.com; Entergy IMAX Theatre, 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629; www.auduboninstitute.org; The Grand 16 Slidell, 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889; www. thegrandtheatre.com; Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. theprytania.com; Regal Covington Stadium 14, 69348 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 871-7787; www.regalmovies.com; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; AMC Westbank Palace 16, 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298; www. amctheatres.com; Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

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THRU From the Godfather series to AUG 9:15 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 8:30 Scarface to New Jack City, p.m. Fri.; 4:45 p.m. Sun. gangsters and their violence have been mythologized and celebrated Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinoften in American films. Whether ary Arts Center, 1618 actual gangsters would paint Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. such heroic or tragic self portraits is an intriguing question, but in (504) 352-1150 Joshua Oppenheimer’s thoroughly www.zeitgeistinc.net engrossing The Act of Killing, the answer is far more interesting. The killers have stark and vivid imaginations and it’s not clear what reaction revisiting the slaughter will provoke in them. The self-described gangsters in Act of Killing actually worked in paramilitary groups in Indonesia in the 1960s, when a massive political purge resulted in the execution of an estimated one million citizens, including Indonesians of Chinese descent, intellectuals, dissidents and others. None of these gangsters was ever put on trial or even disempowered or marginalized. When given the chance to make a film about their lives and work, they picture themselves in surreal dreamscapes, feted with medals and choruses of beautiful women and thanked by their victims. They apply horror-gore makeup to each other while recreating torture and murder scenes. They mimic Mafia leaders in American gangster movies. Oppenheimer made his unconventional film after abandoning a more straightforward documentary project about the mass killings. He encountered government resistance when trying to communicate with descendants of victims. But when a former death squad leader wanted to pose for photos with him, he noticed the man was proud of his past role. The gangster wasn’t dodging or rationalizing his barbaric exploits, instead he seemed to want to glorify them. Oppenheimer invited several death squad leaders in Sumatra to direct their own film about their grisly work. In the purges, people deemed difficult or undesirable by the government were labeled “communist” and executed, but the racket of shaking down merchants for cash and violently intimidating communities was an indistinguishable aspect of the same operation. Newly minted directors Anwar Congo and Herman Koto delve into various film genres, including wonderfully bizarre sequences of surrealism in which the gratuitously paunchy Koto repeatedly dresses as a woman or goddess figure, sometimes as a victim and sometimes as an executioner. They also mimic American gangster and Western films that they loved as youth. And they stage realistic recreations of their terror campaigns, threatening to burn down peasants’ homes and kill their families. It’s a complicated film, and Oppenheimer only includes short scenes from the thug directors’ movie. Many scenes are marked by ambiguity, including footage of randomly recruited Indonesians acting on camera but seeming to express actual fear of the gangsters today. And in some clips, the gangster directors seem to pander to Oppenheimer’s narrative, but whether any of them realize any self-awareness or remorse is debatable. Koto never approaches any self-doubt, and one killer dismissively notes that history is written by the winners. The blend of documentary interviews, scenes from the killers’ film and behind the scenes filming of the making of the killers’ film makes this an incredibly gripping movie and an extraordinary insight into what has been called the banality of evil. It’s also upsetting. The killers talk candidly about their methods, and its clear that political corruption, intimidation and extortion are still parts of everyday life in the communities where the gangsters still live and operate. — WILL COVIELLO

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STAGE THEATER THE KINGFISH. The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com — Spud McConnell plays former Louisiana governor Huey P. Long in the one-man show, celebrating what would have been Long’s 120th birthday. There is complimentary valet parking. General admisison $65, VIP $80. 6:30 p.m. Friday. LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — Ricky Graham directs a musical road trip through the Great American Songbook. Amy Alvarez and Jefferson Turner star. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday.

porary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. cacno.org — Goat in the Road’s radio-play about life in New Orleans is serialized on podcasts in the CAC listening gallery.

TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www. midcitytheatre.com — Christopher Champagne’s one-man show pokes fun at living in a football crazy city as an adult, after being raised by a professional football player as a kid. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Tuesday. VENOM. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St., (504) 218-0055; www. elmtheatre.org — Venom is a dark comedy about Meadow and Waylon, a newly wed interracial couple, and what happens to them after they visit a Waffle House in rural Louisiana. Tickets $20. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

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CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, Third Floor, (504) 453-0858, (504) 982-6746; www.crescentcitysound.com — The all-woman chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International. 7 p.m. Monday.

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When a one-act play is stretched to two acts, things can get shaky. A case in point is Venom, currently on the boards at the Elm Theatre. But let’s start with the good parts: Act 1 and a sterling cast. The storyline stretches plausibility to the limits. But in a world where absurdity dominates daily headlines, perhaps that makes it relevant. Everything takes place in two rooms of the Hill Top Motel (a place that would fit in on the old Airline Highway). Scantily clad Meadow (Becca Chapman) runs into the bathroom, locks the door and melts into hysterics. Waylon (Matthew Thompson) enters the other room, which is devoid of furniture, and tries to persuade Meadow to come out of the bathroom. Meadow and Waylon are celebrating their honeymoon. Waylon wears jockey shorts and brandishes a huge butcher knife. We soon learn it was hidden under their mattress and that Meadow swiped it from the pancake house where the couple had breakfast. She swiped it after she noticed two unsavory characters watching them from a nearby table. Meadow may be paranoid, and her psychiatrist says she’s mentally unstable. Or it could be her past catching up with her. The story gets weirder when Gumdrop (Matt Story) and Rocky (Moses) enter. Rocky is a thuggish detective, and Gumdrop describes himself as a semi-retired drug dealer and criminal informant. They are here to earn $7,000 by taking Meadow back to her past. Her mother belonged to a religious cult but fled with Meadow before the girl was corrupted or abused. But Meadow’s father is a high figure in the cult and he wants his daughter back in the coven. Much of Act 1 deals with Meadow and Waylon trying to escape injury while Rocky and Gumdrop threaten them. The weirdness of the story and the conviction of the actors carries us through the sadism and profanity (the lingua franca of postmodern drama). Act 2, however, does not add much to the play. The script strains — and so do the actors — to keep the tension mounting. Meadow and Waylon try to escape and the possibility of yet more mysterious agents intervening arises, but the story becomes vague and confusing. Director Pamela Davis-Noland and the cast kept us in a willing suspension of disbelief despite the unwieldy situation and characters. A tip of the hat to Elm Theatre for producing this world premiere by Chicago playwright Clint Sheffer. — DALT WONK

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DREN’S CHORUS. Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., (504) 482-7892; www.lpcno.org — Children ages 5-18 are eligible to be placed in one of four ensembles, organized by age and experience. Call (504) 482-2883 to schedule an appointment. 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday. SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. Loyola University, Dixon Court, in front of the Communications/ Music Complex, St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street — The chorus seeks singers for its upcoming season. For details, visit www.symphonychorus.org. Final audition Aug. 27.

CALLS FOR THEATER SOUTHERN REP’S RUBY PRIZE. Black female playwrights are invited to submit their scripts for a chance to win the 2014 Ruby Prize, which consists of a $10,000 prize, workshopping, a writing residency at Hedgebook and a trip to New York. For details, visit www.bit.ly/ rubyprize. Deadline Oct. 15.

CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY BITS & JIGGLES. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday.

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BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2331; www.sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

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FREAKSHEAUX TO GEAUX’S CIRCUS OF CHAOS AND PERVERSION. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www. theallwayslounge.com — The show’s Southern Decadence spectacular features special guests from across the country in addition to their usual booking. General admission Tickets $15, VIP $20. 10 p.m. Sunday. KATEY RED’S DECADENCE DRAG SHOW. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The bounce artist hosts a drag show. 10 p.m. Saturday.

COMEDY ACCESSIBLE COMEDY. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com — Comedians J. Alfred Potter and Jonah Bascle perform with special guests. 11:55 p.m. Friday. ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 5229653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday.

LAUGH & SIP. The Wine Bistro, 1011 Gravier St., (504) 267-3405 — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday.

COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. newmovementtheater.com — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday.

FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. Tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.tnmcomedy.com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NOLA COMEDY HOUR OPEN MIC & SHOWCASE. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www. hiholounge.net — Andrew Polk

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SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. SIT-DOWN STAND-UP. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; www. prytaniabar.com — Jonah Bascle hosts the stand-up comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday. SQUARE MIC. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616 — Addy Najera hosts an open-mic. Sign-up 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing.

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AFA NEW ORLEANS. 809 Royal St., (504) 558-9296; www.afanyc.com — “The Art of Joe Sorren,” paintings by the artist, through November.

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AKG PRESENTS THE ART OF DR. SEUSS. 716 Bienville St., (504) 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery. com/dr-seuss — Works by Dr. Seuss, ongoing. ALEX BEARD STUDIO. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; www.alexbeardstudio.com — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 5248211; www.angelakinggallery. com — Works by Peter Max, ongoing. “Ptoom!” graphic art by Steve Taylor, through August. Dry pigment paintings by Terri Hallman, through Sept. 6. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2983161; www.press-street.com/ antenna — “Void Loop,” group exhibition of mixed-media electronic art, through Sept. 8. ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www. antonart.com — “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; www.ariodantegallery.com — Mixed media group exhibition, through August.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “Bruce Jr. Does the Parades,” color marker drawings by Bruce Davenport Jr.; “Sunrise,” glass sculpture by Gene Koss; both through Sept. 14. ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Here/Home,” objects and photographs symbolic of New Orleans, through Sept. 22. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — Paintings by Marcel Flisiuk; “Sitting Prone,” iron sculpture by Rachel David; both through Sept. 7. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www.boydsatellitegallery. com — “Sputnik 1,” mixed media group exhibition, through Tuesday. THE BRASS CAMERA PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 1201 St. Philip St., (504) 581-5551; www. thebrasscamera.com — “New Orleans Street Celebrations,” photographs by L.J. Goldstein, ongoing.

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CHESTER ALLEN’S OASIS OF ENERGY. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; www. chesterallen-oasisofenergy. tumblr.com — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “A Contemporary Salon,” mixed media group exhibition, through Sept. 21. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. docsgallery.com — “Bonaventure,” acrylic on panl by Perry Morgan III, through Oct. 3. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola.com — Paintings by Gayle Madeira benefiting Project Elevation, through Sept. 28. GALLERY BURGUIERES. 736 Royal St., (504) 3011119; www.galleryburguieres. com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. gardendistrictgallery.com — “Summer Showcase III,” mixed media group exhibition, through Sept. 29. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — “In Honor of Skycock: The Search for Ancient Remote Control” group exhibition, through Sept. 8. GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., (504) 5653739; www.graphitenola. com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 656-6794; www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Trauma,” ceramic heads by Walter Stevens; “Figures,” busts by Natalie Dietz; “Vessels,” forms by Miki Glasser, all through Sept. 9.

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; www.dcc.edu/departments/ art-gallery — “Bedfellows,” paintings, digital drawings, prints and collages by Bob Snead, through Sept. 19.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Dream a Dream,” Korean-style garments by Key-Sook Geum, through Sept. 28.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Uptown-Downtown,” oil paintings by Derenda Keating, through August.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com

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We usually think of computers as logical, soulless devices that excel in manipulating vast troves of data without a trace of human whimsy. But digital artists devloped ways to make computers improvise, and Void Loop at Antenna Gallery Void Loop: Group exhibition of features works that were co-cre- THRU mixed-media electronic artists SEPT ated by computer programs in Antenna Gallery much the way surrealist artists, 3718 St. Claude Ave. or maybe even jazz musicians, have traditionally collaborated in (504) 298-3161 free-associative frenzies. One www.press-street.com of the artists in the show, Casey Reas, invented an open source program for that purpose. Called “Processing,” it is used to create works like MicroImage, an abstract animation displayed on a monitor in a booth. Reminiscent of a nascent tropical storm at first, it looks nestlike on closer inspection, as thin, interwoven lines endlessly meander and curve back upon themselves. In Reas’ program, the artist creates the original pattern and the computer generates variants in motion — in this case like a time-lapse video of an undulating abstract expressionist vortex. Far larger is a wall-size video projection (pictured) by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza. Here infinitely variable bars of light march across rows of string stretched vertically before a geometric backdrop in patterns that play hypnotic mind games with the viewer. More minimal is a nearby sound sculpture by Greg Pond consisting of a single large sheet-metal rectangle mounted on a pair of tapered wooden pediments. Up close, it sounds like hearing the sea in a conch shell, only it’s more of a spacey electronic drone, perhaps a computer simulation of the sound of the universe on a calm day. Compared to these cybernetic extrapolations from the far horizons of the senses, Ashley John Pigford’s electromechanical devices exploring “the intersection of technology and typography” exhibit the reassuring Rube Goldberg-like presence of inventions cobbled from garage sale components. But don’t be fooled: Devious computer codes lurk within. Computer codes now envelop the world the way cat’s claw vines envelop New Orleans, and their presence is no less inexorable. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Ba-Roke,” sculpture by Shannon Landis Hansen, through Sept. 28. LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245; www.liveartstudio.com — Group exhibition of watercolors, oil paintings and photography, through September. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; www.martinechaissongallery.com — “Pre-Historic Art of the Future... Today!!!”, through Sept. 28. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., (504)

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MORRISON. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; www.morrisonsculpture.com — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks.com — “Fire and Ice,” mixed media group exhibition, through August. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — “Home,” mixed media group exhibition, through Sept. 28. RHINO CONTEMPORARY

CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Group contemporary craft exhibition, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; www.scottedwardsgallery. com — “Numbers & Shadows,” photographic works by Clint Maedgen, through Oct. 5. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery.com — “Rooted,” paintings by Rebecca Birtel Madura, through Sept. 7. SLIDELL LITTLE THEATRE. 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-0324; www.slidelllittletheatre.org — “Works of Whimsy,” PAGE 125

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SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — “Indexing Beauty,” oil paintings on panel and paper by Michael Dickter, through August. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www.postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Moonlighting,” mixed media group exhibition, through Sunday. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; www.stellajonesgallery.com — “I STILL Have a Dream,” mixed media group exhibition on human and civil rights, through August. TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414; www.facebook.com/NOLAartsalon — Lithographs, prints and drawings by Sarah Marshall, through Sunday. THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 892-2811; www.threeriversgallery.com — Mixed media group exhibition, through Sept. 9. TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu — “More Than a Game: Sports and Identity at Newcomb and Tulane” mixed media exhibition, through Sept. 19.

VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 5222900; www.vieuxcarregallery. com — “Celebrations of the City,” works by Sarah Stiehl, through Sept. 15. WHISNANT GALLERIES. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; www.whisnantgalleries.com — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing. OLD FLORIDA PROJECT. between Florida Avenue, Mazant Street, Gallier Street and North Dorgenois Street — #ProjectBe features tributes, remembrances and social statements spray

CALL FOR ARTISTS FRINGE FESTIVAL YARD ART TOUR. The New Orleans Fringe Festival seeks submissions for its third annual Yard Art Tour (YAT-3). Artists must make art that’s visible from the sidewalk and submit its location, description and a photo of it on www.nofringe.org by Oct. 15. JEWELRY EXHIBITION. Garmendia Art Gallery seeks local jewelry artists to be featured in an a late September exhibition. Designers must send three pictures of their jewelry to garmendiartgallery@gmail.com. For details, visit www.garmendiaartgallery.com. Entry fee $30. Deadline Saturday. WILD THINGS YOUTH ART CONTEST AND EXHIBITION. Artists ages 5 through 18 can submit paintings or drawings representative of the state’s flora and fauna for a chance to have their art featured at the Wild Things event in Lacombe. The deadline is Sept. 27, and entry rules are at www.fws.gov/ southeastlouisiana.

MUSEUMS AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 862-3222; www. amistadresearchcenter.org — “Through the Lens: Photographing African-American Life,” group photography exhibition, through Sept. 27. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “Tameka Norris—Family Values,” mixed media by Tameka Norris; “ANTHROPOMORPHIZER!” puppet show by Miss Pussycat; “Who is Pulling the Strings?” group puppet show; “Tank Drama: Deliberations from The Wet Grave,” mixed media by various VESTIGES artists; all through Sept. 22. “Chalmatia (shall-MAY-shuh): A Fictional Place Down the Road,” mixed media by Daneeta and Patrick Jackson, through Sept. 8. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Pipe Dreams: Louisiana under the French Company of the Indies, 1717–1731,” art and artifacts from Port Dauphin, Old Mobile, Natchez and New Orleans, through Sept. 15. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, Metairie, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20th century medical equipment, ongoing. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls and other the black women’s Carnival groups, through January; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state. la.us — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — “King of Arms,” collages and video presentation by Rashaad Newsome, through Sept. 15. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — “After the Forest,” choreographed installation by Craig Damrauer; “Louisiana Contemporary,” juried exhibition of Louisiana art; “Seeing Beyond the Ordinary,” photography by Joshua Dudley Greer, Laura Noel and Susan Worsham; “Southern Imagists,” paintings inspired by the Chicago Imagists; all through Sept. 22. “Into the Light,” photographs by various artists, through Jan. 5. Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; paintings by Will Henry Stevens; all ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; seaa.tulane.edu — “The Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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EVENTS TUESDAY 27 BIG EASY STOMPERS COUNTRY WESTERN LINE DANCE LESSONS. John Paul’s, 940 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 948-1888; www.johnpaulsbar.com — The Big Easy Stompers give country western line dance lessons. 8 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St.; www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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FIGURE DRAWING CLASS. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 8664278; www.forstallartsupply. com — Call to register for the figure-drawing class. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. la.us — Ron Gurba Jr. leads a presentation on food photography. 7 p.m. HAM RADIO TECHNICIAN COURSE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 8381190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group hosts a free technician course. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. IRVIN MAYFIELD’S LOVE SESSIONS. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www. sonesta.com — Irvin Mayfield hosts a series of concerts at his jazz club with all proceeds benefiting different charities. Visit www.thenojo. com to purchase tickets and check Gambit’s music listings for the artist and beneficiary schedule. Tickets $22. 7:30 p.m. through Thursday. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC BIKE RIDE. Congo

Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy free live music. More information is available at www.facebook.com/ groups/nolasocialride. 6 p.m. SHOW SOME LOVE RED SOX/ORIOLES WATCH PARTY. 45 Tchoup, 4529 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 895-1456 ; www.twitter. com/45tchoup — There will be raffles, games, giveaways and specials, benefiting the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. The Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game airs at 6 p.m. both days. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., through Wednesday. TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY 28 BARBERSHOP MEETINGS. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion of entrepreneurship, family, love, dreams and more. 6:30 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873; www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CULTURE COLLISION 5. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 581-4367; www.generationshall.net — More than 60 cultural organizations from New Orleans gather to share information about their mem-

berships, events calendars and more. There are pop-up performances, food vendors, a free raffle and a free photo booth. Morning 40 Federation performs at the 8 p.m. after party. Free admission, after party $12. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego; www.cityofwestwego.com — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THURSDAY 29 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. THE ART OF MUSIC. NOCCA Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-2787; www.nocca.com — There will be performances by the Faubourg Quartet, Ellis Marsalis and Jee Yeoun Ko, art exhibitions by Ron Bechet, Ayo Scott and Michel Varisco and a video tribute to John T. Scott. Proceeds benefit the NOCCA Institute. Tickets $20. 7:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets; www.icdnola. org/marketplace— The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www.icdnola. org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. NOLA TIMEBANKING, DYVERSECITY ETSY TRAINING. DyverseCity, 3932 Fourth St., (504) 439-4530 ; www.dyversecity.com— Attendees can set up TimeBank accounts, learn how to run Etsy shops or get computer coaching. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431‎ — Group members help each other utilize the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. For details, contact Sarah at (504) 458-9965. 7 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — Women at all levels of expertise are invited to dance, discuss and dine together at this healthfocused event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday & Monday. SOUTHERN DECADENCE. French Quarter, corner of St. Anne and Bourbon streets — The annual LGBT celebration

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FRIDAY 30 DELICIOUSLY DECADENT MASQUERADE. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., (504) 523-2222; www.bourbonorleans.com — There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar at this Mardi Grasthemed masquerade benefiting the Krewe of Armeinius, an organization dedicated to the preservation of gay Mardi Gras traditions. Visit www.armeinius. org for tickets. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — The four-part weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demo. Admission included in cost of musuem entry. 5 p.m.

SATURDAY 31 ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA. Windsor Court Hotel (Le Salon), 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000; www.windsorcourthotel.com/le-salon — Kids and adults partake in a classic tea. Adults get a specialty cocktail and kids get a small present. Adults $35, kids $22. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS. Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, (504) 523-1465 — The Arts Council of New Orleans’ market features local and handmade goods, food, children’s activities and live music. Visit www.artscouncilofneworleans.org for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last Saturday of every month. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. DELICIOUSLY DECADENT DINNER SHOW. Bourbon

DINERRAL SHAVERS EDUCATIONAL FUND BACK-TOSCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund, Tulane University and the Ashe Cultural Arts Center sponsor a school supply giveaway with free food, sno-balls, entertainment and appearances by cartoon characters. noon to 4 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan; www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661; www.gretnafarmersmarket.com — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. KREWE OF OAK MIDSUMMER MARDI GRAS. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., (504) 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar. com — Raunchy and satirical Krewe of OAK marches from Maple Leaf Bar to Palmer Park. This year’s theme is OAKtopussy Riot: A Tribute of James Bondage. 7:30 p.m. PRIAPUS DECADENCE. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — The lounge hosts a hedonistic dance party and performance showcase featuring Splendora Gabor, Vinsantos, P.F. Change, Nike, Asa Metric and Sissy Smelliott. Adam Kraft and Dandylion of Marinate NYC do DJ sets. Admission $5. 10 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave.; www. sankofanola.org — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. sankofanola.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 355-4442; www. facebook.com/stbmarket — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and

preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. 8 a.m. PILATES. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — The museum holds pilates classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, general admission $5. 8 a.m.

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SUNDAY 1 DELICIOUSLY DECADENT DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH. Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., (504) 523-2222; www.bourbonorleans.com — Coco Montrese, Blanche Debris, Mercedes L’Oreal and other drag queens will perform during brunch. Brunch buffet, cocktails, tax and tip $69. 10:30 a.m. INTRODUCTION TO BASIC JUDAISM. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8613693; www.templesinaino. org — Rabbi Cohn of Temple Sinai teaches free classes to introduce Judaism to people who want to convert, want to understand Judaism and Jewish people who need to brush up on the principles of their faith. 9 a.m. MY HOUSE NOLA LABOR DAY WEEKEND FOOD TRUCK EXTRAVAGANZA. Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, 3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com — My House NOLA, Finn McCool’s Irish Pub and the Mid-City Neighborhood Association present a gathering of food trucks. Sunday: Boo Koo BBQ, Food Drunk, Empanada Intifada, The Fat Falafel and Frencheeze. Monday: Boo Koo BBQ, The NOLA Truck, Foodie Call, NOLA Girl and Frencheeze. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday. SOFAB COOKING DEMO. Crescent City Farmers Market, corner of Gov. Nicholls Street and French Market Place; www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org — Local chefs cook their signature dishes. 2 p.m. SUNDAY SWING. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Swing dance lessons are available and local musicians play classic tunes from the World War II era. 1 p.m. SWING DANCE LESSON WITH AMY & CHANCE. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; www.dbabars.com/ dbano — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m. PAGE 129

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MONDAY 2 CIRCLE THE WAGONS. Rock’N’ Bowl, 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rockandbowl.com — Food trucks gather at the event. 11 a.m. DAT TRUCK MONDAYS. Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., 899-6883; www.datdognola. com — Dat Dog and My House NOLA present a gathering of food trucks, with drink specials and live music. To find out which food trucks will be present, visit www.facebook. com/myhousenola. 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. TAI CHI/CHI KUNG. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 456-5000; www.noma. org — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, general admission $5. 6 p.m.

SPORTS FRIDAY 30 ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; www. zephyrsbaseball.com — The Zephyrs play the Albuquerque Isotopes. 7 p.m.

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facili-

ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@hotmail.com or visit www. anotherlifefoundation.org. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BILINGUAL EVACUTEERS. Puentes New Orleans and Evacuteer seek bilingual volunteers to assist the Spanish-speaking population with mandatory evacuations in New Orleans during hurricane season. Email Luis Behrhorst at luis@puentesno. org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marketumbrella.org seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Call (504) 324-2429 or email green@greenlightneworleans. org to apply. Visit www.greenlightneworleans.org for details. HANDS ON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@ handsonneworleans.org or visit www.handsonneworleans. org for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS.

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families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www. operationreach.org. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their expertise as part of the ARMSOutreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@nooutreach.org or call (504) 654-1060 for information. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@scapc.org or visit www. stairnola.org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and highschool New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free

PREVIEW reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www. stannanola.org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 6555489 or email fleurdeholly@ gmail.com for details.

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Representatives from more than 60 New Orleans-area arts and cultural organizations will offer information about programs, upcoming seasons, tickets and memberships at Culture Collision, the annual arts preview party. Participants include music organizations (Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Musaica), performing arts groups (New Orleans Ballet Association, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, New Orleans Opera Association) museums (Contemporary Arts Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, National World War II Museum), theater groups (Southern Rep, NOLA Project, Goat in the Road Productions) festivals (French Quarter Festivals, New Orleans Fringe Festival), radio stations (WWOZ, WWNO), the New Orleans Film Society and others. There are pop-up performances throughout the event (5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.), a raffle, a photo booth, food vendors and cash bars. Morning 40 Federation performs at the after party (8 p.m.-10 p.m.). Admission to Culture Collision is free. After party tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. — WILL COVIELLO

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LEGAL NOTICES 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 713862 DIV. C SUCCESSION OF WILLIAM JAMES LEE, JR. Consolidated With IN RE: ROSARIA DIMITRI LEE NO.: 720858- DIV. C NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that the Administratrix of the Successions of William James Lee, Jr. and Rosaria Dimitri Lee has petitioned the 24th Judicial District Court for authority to sell Succession property at private sale for $315,000, as follows:

LOT 1-A forms the corner of Cleary Avenue and Haddon Street and measures thence 68’ feet front on Cleary Avenue, same width in rear, by a depth and front on Haddon Street 125’ feet, between equal and parallel lines. More commonly known as: 4400 Cleary Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition prior to the issuing of an order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court this 20th day of August, 2013. Attorney: Christine W. Marks Conroy Law Firm Address: 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 3130 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 830-3450 Gambit: 8/27/13 & 9/17/13

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NO.: 728-850 DIV. A SUCCESSIONS OF VIRGINIA CHIASSON SCHINSING WIFE OF/AND LEO GEORGE SCHINSING, II Whereas Leo George Schinsing, IV, provisional administrator of the succession of Virginia Chaisson Schinsing, and the testamentary executor of the succession of Leo George Schinsing, II, has made application to the Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Town of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in Square 495, of Highway Park Subdivision (formerly Pope Park) bounded by Second and Third Streets, Idaho Avenue and Illinois Avenue, designated by the Letter “T” on a certificate of survey by A.V.I. Bisso, C.E., dated September 7, 1949, filed in Plan Book No. 15, folio 201 in the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana, and according to which said plan, Lot “T: commences at a distance of 60 feet from the corner of Third Street (now 21st Street), same width in the rear, by a depth of 150 feet between equal and parallel lines; as shown on another print of survey by same surveyor, dated April 20, 1950, annexed to act before Rene L. Nicaud, N.P., dated June 15, 1950. In accordance with the survey of J.L. Fontenborte, Surveyor, dated September 3, 1965, said property is situated in the same Parish, Subdivision and Square thereof, which square is bounded by 21st Street (formerly Third Street and Irwin Street), Illinois Avenue (formerly Pine Street), 20th Street (formerly 2nd and Cerosa Avenue) and Idaho (formerly Elm Street) Avenue, a copy of which said survey is annexed hereto and made part hereof. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: All cash to seller in accordance with the Agreement attached as Exhibit B to the Petition for Authority to Sell Immovable Property filed in the record of these proceedings. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents herein, and o this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Giselle LeGlue, Clerk Attorney: Robert T. Weimer, IV Address: 1615 Poydras St., Ste. 1275 New Orleans, LA 70112 Telephone: (504) 561-8700 Gambit: 8/27/13 & 9/17/13 Anyone knowing or having information regarding the whereabouts of CORNELIUS DEMOND WILSON, please contact Curator Ad Hoc Shantell L. Payton, attorney at (504) 846-8445. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of HELEN BRIDGE, please contact Justin A. Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 525-1500.

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 628-884 DIV. B

SUCCESSION OF EULA MAE ADAMS BOUDREAUX NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the administrator has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the seventy-five percent (75%) interest of the Succession of Eula Boudreaux in the immovable property herein described, to wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privilges, servitudes, advantages, and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in the part thereof known as LOMONACO SUBDIVISION, in BLOCK NO. 3 thereof, which said block is bounded by OAK STREET, DIVISION ROAD, BERTUCCI SUBDIVISION and an UNNAMED STREET and according to a plan made by Adloe Orr, Jr. and Associates, Consulting Engineers, dated February 29, 1956, a copy of which is anexed to an act passed before Jerome Meunier, a Notary Public, dated April 3rd, 1956, said lot of ground is designated by the No. 9 and measures fifty feet front on OAK STREET the same width in the rear, by a depth of eightyone and thirty-three hundredths feet on the side line nearer Unnamed street; said lot commences at a distance of four hundred feet from the corner of Oak Street and Division Road. The improvements thereon bear the Nos. 623 Oak Street and 621 Oak Street (now numbered 533 Oak Street). BEING THE SAME PROPERTY which the said Mr. and Mrs. Euclid Boudreaux acquired from Guaranty Savings and Homestead Association per an act passed before Jerome Meunier, Notary Public, dated April 3rd, 1956 and registered in the Conveyance Office of Jefferson Parish in Book 398, Folio 411. THIS SALE IS MADE AND ACCEPTED subject to the right of way granted by Anthony and Joseph Lomonaco in favor of Texas Pipe Line Company dated February 17, 1940, C.O.B. 161, Folio 549, the right to lay, operate, and maintain a pipe line for the transportation of oil and gas, the grantee selecting the route upon, over and through the original plot of which this subdivision was carved. AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY acquired by Euclid Bodreaux from Doris J. Daigle Boudreaux by cash act of sale May 17, 1961, before Jerome Meunier, Notary Public, Parish of Orleans, and registered and recorded in Jefferson Parish records at COB 530, Folio 173, May 19, 1961. Twenty-five percent (25%) interest in said immovable property is held by the heirs of Euclid Boudreaux: Terrin J. Boudreaux, Patsy Boudreaux, Carolyn Boudreaux Thibodaux, Janet Boudreaux Ledet, and Euclid Joseph Boudreaux, Jr. who each bear a five percent (5%) interest in said immovable property. The interest to be sold though this proceeding does not include the twenty-five (25%) interest held by the heirs of Euclid Boudreaux. The seventy-five percent (75%) interest of the succession of Eula Boudreaux in the immovable property descrbed above is to be sold subject to all title and zoning restrictions on record, or by laws or ordinances for the sum of Seventy-One Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($71,250) on terms of

cash. Notice is hereby given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent herein, and of this Estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT: This the 21st day of August, 2013 K. Garland, Clerk, District Court Attorney: STEVEN E. PSARELLIS LA BAR NO: 18013 Address: One Canal Place, Ste. 1675 365 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 596-6777 Gambit: 8/27/13 & 9/17/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 2009-6170 DIV. I SEC. 14 SUCCESSION OF BEATRICE ALCORN NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell the immovable property of the Deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Aritcle 3281 of the Lousiana Code of Civil Procedure for the total price of ONE HUNDRED THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($103,500.00) DOLLARS cash “AS IS” without warranties. Real estate taxes for the current year are to be prorated through the date of the

Act of Sale. All necessary tax, mortgage, conveyance, release certificates or cancellations and SELLER closing fees shall be paid by the succession. The Succession shall pay all previous years’ taxes and assessments. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: Portions of Lots 5 and 6, Square 598, Sixth Municipal District City of New Orleans, Parish of Orleans Improvements bear Municipal Nos. 2522-24 Peniston Street. Acquired by Beatrice Butts widow of Oliver J. Alcorn, by Act of Sale dated September 13, 1976 of record in COB 740, Folio 47 of the records of Orleans Parish, Louisiana Any heir, creditor or interested party who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Dale N. Atkins, Clerk Attorney: C. Richard Gerage (LSBA No. 6023) Address: 3621 Ridgelake Dr., Ste. 207 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 834-7171 Gambit: 8/6/13 & 8/27/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Anthony Benjamin, Sr. contact attorney Valerie Fontiane at 985-8933333. Property rights involved. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any heirs of Fannie Felix Page please contact B. Watson, (504) 708-3975. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of BRANDON M. Boldin, please contact Justin A. Reese, Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brenda Ann Herren Wallace, please contact Nicholas Trenticosta, attorney at (504) 864-0700. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brenda Stewart please contact the Law Offices of Rudy Gorrell (504) 553-9588 1215 Prytania St., Ste. 223 New Orleans, LA 70130. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brenda Stewart please contact the Law Offices of Rudy Gorrell (504) 553-9588 1215 Prytania St., Ste. 223 New Orleans, LA 70130. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cherylan Tucker Walker, and/or her heirs contact Carl V Williams, Esq., at 504.586.9177. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Christina C. Vickers, or any of her heirs, please contact attorney Vincent B. LoCoco at (504) 483-2332. Property rights are involved relative to 121-123 Decatur Street, Unit 310. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Curtis Lee Jenkins, Sr., his heirs or agents, please contact Attorney Ralph Bickham, 1515 Poydras Street, 23rd Floor, Suite 2355, New Orleans, LA 70112, or call (504) 584-5730. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Denise Diann Nicholl, and/or her heirs contact Carl V Williams, Esq., at (504) 586-9177. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Elizabeth M. Brown, please contact atty. Mark Spears, (504) 258-2878. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Emiel Maxwell, or any of his heirs, please contact attorney Vincent B. LoCoco at (504) 483-2332. Property rights are involved relative to 6212 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA 70117. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jennifer Amedee Fields, please contact B. Watson, attorney, 504.799.2265.

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ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings, and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, priviliges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof know as MANSON SUBDIVISION in SQUARE 332 thereof, and in accordance with the plan of resubdivision of J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated April 5, 1971, approved by the Jefferson Parish Council by virtue of Ordinance No. 10109 registered under Entry No. 518-590, said lot being designated as LOT 1-A Square 332 bounded by Cleary Avenue, Haddon Street, Era Street and West Esplanade Avenue, which said lot is a resubdivision of original lots 1, 2, 3 and part of 4. According to the plan of J.L. Foncuberta, Surveyor, dated August 6, 1971, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof, said property is designated and measures as follows, to wit:

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CLASSIFIEDS IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE CHANCERY DIVISION AT CLINTON, TENNESSEE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BOBBY JOE LETT, DECEASED

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NO. 12-3-07539-9 KNT In Re: Carlos, Ruiz, Petitioner and Melissa Ruiz, Respondent

JACQUELINE LETT Petitioner Versus No. 13PB0132 UNKNOWN HEIRS OF BOBBY JOE LETT, DECEASED In appears from the pleadings filed in this cause, that the unknown heirs of Bobby Joe Lett, deceased whereabouts’ are unknown. In compliance with the provisions of T.C.A. 21-1-205 and the Order of Publication of this court entered July 9, 2013. All persons, resident and nonresident caliming an interest in the estate of BOBBY JOE LETT are entitled to attend a hearing on this matter on September 27, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Anderson County Chancery Court, Clinton, Tenessee. It is further ordered that this Notice be published in the Clinton Courier News, a newspaper published in Anderson county, Tennessee, and Gambit, published in New Orleans, Louisiana for four consecutive weeks. This July 9, 2013 Steve R. Queener, Clerk and Master

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Summons by Publication The petitioner has started an action in the above court requesting: That your marriage or domestic partnership be dissolved. Change the name of the respondent to: Melissa Nelson. You must respond to this summons by serving a copy of your written response on the person signing this summons and by filing the original with the clerk of court. If you do not serve your written response within 60 days after the date of the first publication of this summons (60 days after the 6th day of August, 2013, the court may enter and order of default against you, and the court may, without further notice to you, enter a decree and approve or provide for other relief requested in this summons. In the case of a dissolution, the court will not enter the final decree until at least 90 days after service and filing. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before an order of default or a decree may be entered. Your written response to the summons and petition must be on form: WPF DR 01.0300, Response to Petition (Marriage).

Angela Buck, Deputy Clerk

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Shawn A. Conley, contact attorney Valerie Fontaine at 985—893-3333. Property rights involved. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Renita Sue Keller Blake please contact B. Watson, attorney, (504) 708.3975.

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LOST PROMISSORY NOTE: Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Preston Allen Frank, dated October 31, 2007 in the principal sum of 240,500.00 please contact Kimberly R. Calais at P.O. Box 3929 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 or at 225-376-5560. Gambit: 8/13/13, 8/20/13 & 8/27/13.

Information on how to get this form may be obtained by contacting the clerk of the court, by contacting the Administrative Office of the Courts at (306) 705-5328, or from the Internet at the Washington State Courts homepage: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms Gambit: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 & 9/10, 9/17

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SUCCESSION OF NATHAN N. BERMAN NOTICE OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Estate and to all of the persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this publication why the Tableau of Distribution presented by the Executrix of this Estate, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith.

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Full Time Seasonal Positions Temporary assignments from September through early December

4) Don’t directly ask for a job. You will almost always get a rejection if you put the person on the spot. Instead, ask to meet, to chat, or for advice.

New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

WE Farming, El Paso, TX, has 2 positions for hay & livestock; 1 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 9/10/13 – 7/10/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX8240714 or call 225-342-2917.

• Overtime Pay

LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN

Candidates must be available Monday - Friday, 7 am - 5: 30 pm and Saturdays.

Installation and Maintenance crew positions. Must have at least 2 years Horticultural Experience, own transportation, and be Self-motivated with leadership ability. Good pay and benefits available. Call (504) 862-9177 or Fax resume to: (504) 862-9100.

Apply At: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=882501

PART TIME

• Incentives

HEALTH ORIENTED PERSON

w/skin care exp. needed to sample skin care & nutritional products at natural food retailers in the NOLA area. Honest, dependable w/gd trans. important for this long term PT weekend job. $20/hr. Call 1-800-643-2843 or fax 1-888-983-2843

BECAUSE THE ART OF HOSPITALITY NEEDS ARTISTS LIKE YOU. Anyone can learn to make a bed. Carry a bag. Mix a drink. But the heart of hospitality is an art. That’s why we’re not looking for just anyone. We’re looking for you. Because you’ve got authentic style. A warm way with people. Natural curiosity. And a big heart. Us too. That’s why we offer amazing benefits, training, opportunities for career growth and promotion. And it’s why we’re the world’s leading lifestyle brand.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: grant@resupro.com or 504-891-7222

Because of exceptional hospitality artists. Like you.

Renaissance Arts Hotel and Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel Reservations Supervisor (Job ID 13000IUB)

Guest Service Representative

(Job ID #13000SPS & 13000O5T)

Guest Service Aide (Job ID #13000LKP)

Rooms Operations Supervisor (Job ID #13000SXQ)

EEO/M/F/V/D/AA

Explore opportunities and share your art. Apply online at www.marriott.com/careers

FIND YOUR WORLD

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5) Don’t be shy about following up, politely of course. Since managers and executives are extremely busy, your first outreach may easily be ignored, despite potential interest.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR:

LANDSCAPE

• Hourly Wage

2) Always do your research first. Find out who you should contact, as opposed to blindly sending “To Whom It May Concern.”. Through Googling and other methods, you should know something about the intended recipient and include that in your email. 3) Make the subject line of the email direct, simple, and to the point. Keep the email short and sweet. Make sure it is not simply about you and what you want, but also about the recipient and their company’s needs.

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BEST OF JOBS GAMBIT’S PROFESSIONAL B2B Collector Position

Seeking B2B collectors. Salary commission & bonuses & benefits. Send resume to ReneeJohnson@ coface-trm.com

RESTAURANT/HOTEL/BAR Papa John’s is now hiring full and part time Management positions at several locations. We are looking for upbeat, professional, customer oriented people who can motivate team, drive sales, and take pride in doing their job.

LOOK WHAT’S COOKING!

Must have valid driver’s license, high school diploma/GED, 18+ years old, ability to lift 50lbs., work in fast paced environment, and stand for long periods of time. Will train into position, starting pay and bonuses based on experience and performance. Flexible schedule, some nights and weekends required, health insurance, paid time off, 50% off discount, opportunities to advance.

Please apply in person at 3117 Calhoun Street Mon-Fri 1-4pm.

115 Bourbon Street

HIRING

Experienced Sous Chefs (min. 2 yrs sous experience) & Line Cooks

Apply in Person Mon - Fri b/w 3 & 4 pm or email hr@neworleans-food.com

Food and Beverage Security • Banquets Culinary

with restaurant food server experience

PIZZa MaKer Experienced

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WAREHOUSE

WORK WANTED

Warehouseman FT Kenner

Duties include, but are not limited to, stocking and packing materials for shipping and related duties as required. Dependable, and must be physically able to lift heavy items above and below shoulder height, and perform continuous standing, walking, reaching, and bending. Call 504-235-8149

I’M WAITING ON YOUR CALL!

I take care of elderly, handicapped, etc. Light meals. Certified CNA+ References. $10 & $12/hourly. Call (504) 427-1445, leave msg if no answer. To Advertise in

REAL ESTATE Call (504) 483-3100

Bar & Pizza Kitchen

VOLUNTEER

Apply in person Mon-Fri, 1-4:30 pm 141 N. Carrollton Ave.

TEACHERS/INSTRUCTORS

Competitive wages, free gym, insurance, paid vacation, 401-K, dining discount, & more

Seeking the Finest Professionals

Bartender

LOWER GARDEN DIST. BAR

Seeking friendly, flexible and EXPERIENCED Bar Tender. Call (504) 331-0030 or (504) 909-9814 After 5:00 P.M.

Miyako Restaurant

Miyako Restaurant is now hiring wait staff and host/hostess. Resumes a plus but not required. Apply within Mon-Fri 11-2:30pm.

GYMNASTICS COACHES NEEDED

Empire Gymnastics is looking for preschool and developmental coaches. Gymnastics experience is not required but preferred. All classes start at 4 p.m., so it’s a perfect evening job opportunity for college students looking to make some money. Job starts ASAP. Call the gym and ask for Greg. Serious inquires only www.empiregymnastics.net (504) 734-0644. empireacademy@bellsouth.net

Offers Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill & their families. Services include: friendly visits to patients & their families, provide rest time to caretaker, bereavement & office assistance. School service hours avail.

Call Volunteer Coordinator @ 504-818-2723 #3006

H. S SCIENCE TEACHER

High School Science Teacher Sought to teach Biology and Marine Biology. Req Bach Biology & valid teacher cert in Bio. Job in New Orleans. Send resume & cover ltr to Joseph Elliot III, Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans LA 70122.

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Ingram Barge Company

the leader in the inland marine community has openings for:

DECKHANDS

(Fleet openings in Reserve & Baton Rouge, LA and Line Haul openings)

CULINARY COOKS VESSEL ENGINEERS TOWBOAT PILOTS (Fleet & Line Haul)

Candidates must possess a minimum of a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/GED. Generous

wages, bonus plan and advancement opportunities, along with a comprehensive benefit package, (paid retirement, 401K, medical, life & AD&D, etc.)

Interested candidates must apply on-line at www.ingrambarge.com. EOE, M/F/V/D

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COPING WITH ADDICTION

Psychotherapy process group for adults experiencing addiction issue of any kind. Pleasant, private downtown location. No-12 step based. $45. Tuesdays 6 p.m. (504) 684-5368 or info@neworleanstherapycenter.com

Relieve Stress - Fear - Anxiety NATURALLY with Conscious Connected Breathing. Call Jack at 504-453-9161. www.jackfontana.com

LICENSED MASSAGE NOTICE

Massage therapists are required to be licensed with the State of Louisiana and must include the license number in their ads.

BYWATER BODYWORKS

Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic. Flex appts, in/out calls, OHP/student discounts, gift cert. $65/hr, $75/ 1 1/2hr. LA Lic# 1763 Mark. 259-7278

QUIET WESTBANK LOC

Swedish, Relaxing Massage. Hours 9am-6pm, M-F. Sat 10-1pm $70. LA Lic #1910. Sandra, 504-393-0123.

MEDITATION

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Side-by-side, ss refrigerator, built-in microwave, glass & ss steel vent hood, under counter oven, dishwasher. Call (504) 402-1789

CLOTHING LAVISH AND LUXE

HEALING ARTS

JOB OPENINGS?

REMODELING SALE!

MINDFULNESS MEDIATION GROUP

8-session weekly “Beginner’s Mind” Groups (noon or p.m.) Starting Sept. 23rd/24th -- $120 total fee. A commitment to daily practice is required.(504) 837-7474 or louirwinlcsw@yahoo.com

Stylish Women’s Clothing and Jewelry www.lavishandluxe.org lavishandluxe13@gmail.com

COINS/STAMPS MARDI GRAS DOUBLOON COLLECTION

Collection of old Doubloons and Doubloon Price Guide Book. $20.00. Call 737-3138.

JEWELRY BUYING GOLD/SILVER/ PLATINUM

Most $ For Your Pre-Owned Jewelry 3246 Severn Ave. (504) 454-1170

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $135 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122 $249 Brand New Queen Size Leather Bicast . Can deliver. 504952-8404 (504) 846-5122

Entertainment Ctr/Curio

Solid pine. 6” long x 6 1/2” high x 20” deep. Top left has glass door, 3 mirrored shelves & is lighted. Right side holds 36” TV or shelving. Bottom is storage. Perfect condition. $2100 invested, $600. (504) 338-3088

MUST SEE ITEMS

Sage Sofa 8’x13” $400; Bombay Coffee Table $200; Oak Gun Case $650; D. U. Larry Martin Print Eagle, Signed & Numbered $125; Large Elk $75. Call Sissy at 985-7885486. NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122

ROCKING CHAIR

Very heavy. Purchased from Hurwitz Mintz. Mahogany. Would be perfect for Mom or Mom to be. OBO. Call (504) 488-4609.

SLATE TABLE

Slate End table with metal scroll legs, $75. Call (504) 488-4609

TICKETS 2013 SEASON TICKETS

Includes Play-Offs. Section 229, Row 2, Seats 1 & 2 (aisle), 1 Parking Pass. $5200. Call (504) 952-9159

MISC. FOR SALE CRAB & DEEP WATER CRAWFISH NETS Handmade & Heavy Duty Call Melvin at 504-228-9614 for a price.

SPORTS CENTER COLLECTIBLES

Buying Sports Cards and Memorabilia. Autographed balls, balts, jerserys, etc. 1402 Gause Blvd. Slidell, LA Call (985) 288-5508 or (504) 4390684.

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Picture Perfect Properties PICTURE YOURSELF IN THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS!

Uptown/University/Fontainebleau Area 3BR/2.5BA • 2400 sq ft. W/D in unit • carport

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Mid-20th century, Newly& very beautifully restored & spacious. Features lg, inviting rooms w/delightful ambiance. Located in a fine, suburban-type N.O. neighborhood near Tulane & Loyola universities, a perfect home for the executive/professional-style single or family living. One of the nicest rental residences in the city & bargain priced as well. Lg open LR/DR w/decorative fp, vaulted/beamed ceiling, track lighting Huge rear yard w/lovely lawn Spa tub in Master Great side-yard w/concrete patio & partially shaded lawn area 2 office/studio rms w/new cabinetry& bookshelves New central ac & heating system Sliding glass door Laundry rm w/new appliance & steam cycle Terrific kitchen w/new cabinetry, appliance & plumb fixtures Tiles or newly carpeted flrs & ceiling fans throughout Lawn & garden service provided at owner’s expense

This house in not a drive-by. The interior is far more immersive than the exterior. See for yourself to believe! Sorry, no dogs. Phone Keith at (504) 881-0379 for info/appt.

6027 Chatham Dr. • $335,000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1953 Sq Ft

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I HAVE SOLD UPTOWN, METAIRIE & THE WEST BANK IN THE LAST 4 MONTHS. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOME!

318 Octavia St. Great Location, Nicely Renovated

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LET MY 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE ASSIST YOU. JSeitz@GardnerRealtors.com

Contact Shannon Uschold at sju@keytonola.com Or Emily Wright at ewright@keytonola.com

504-934-2011 • www.keytonola.com

504-891-6400

CONSULT WITH THE REAL ESTATE EXPERTS OF NEW ORLEANS FRANCHER PERRIN GROUP VOTED TOP 3 REALTORS IN THE CITY!

Licensed in Louisiana

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3527 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie.

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Approx 1,350 usable sq.ft. Quality and location say it all! Quality is the word that describes this beautiful new construction built by a tried and true builder who has been building homes for decades. This is a beautiful open floor plan, gorgeous granite counters and a master bath to die for with beautiful tile work. Also, both front and back covered porches, windows galore, security system, and crown molding throughout. This one is hard to beat.



1316 Choctaw Ave. • $340,000 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath

2nd floor of 2 story office building. Parking, efficiency kitchen, storage room, mens and womens restrooms, reception area, conference rooms, private office.

Available immediately. 1 year lease $1,700/mo. (504) 957-2360.

8416 Oak Street $2,900/Mo.

4836 CONSTANCE ST • NEW ORLEANS 2BR/2BA $430,000 Quality total renovation!

15-year old Bucktown beauty has it all: high ceilings, fireplace, open floor plan has fabulous kitchen with granite counters overlooking large back yard with great patio/deck and hot tub.

Sandra M. Green 504-259-8107

www.sandragreenrealtor.com

132 Robert E. Lee Blvd. New Orleans 504-288-4100

Fully Furnished Fabulous Uptown Condo on “Hip Oak Street”! Walk to antique shops, pubs, restaurants, live music, yoga studios, coffee shops. The complex is charming & well maintained & managed. Enter through the pool patio and landscaped gardens. Elevator to 2nd floor, 14 ft. ceilings, wood floors, granite counter tops, wine cooler, SS appliances, two secured parking spaces inside electric gate, Cable, Internet, electric, water, flat screen TVs. Sylvia Ruelas • Realty Executives SELA - Metairie 3525 Hessmer Avenue, Suite 301, Metairie, LA 70002 504-468-7979 • sruelas@msn.com

Just a few blocks from Jefferson Ave. & only 1 block off of Magazine St. Truly Excellent Location! HUGE OPEN Living & dining room areas w/exposed brick fireplaces refinished hardwood floors throughout + separate Den/ Study, 2 large/over sized bedrooms. Master suite features a HUGE walk in closet w/Luxurious en-suite master bath. Incredible Gourmet Kitchen w/MARBLE Counters, custom cabinets & ALL S.S. Appl.

Chris Smith

Gardner Realtors 1820 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 891-6400

Corporate Office: Metairie, LA 70006

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Gerry Henley, president of Kitchen Solvers, a national kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, suggests simple cabinetry updates aren’t expensive and generally provide a good return on the investment. And hardwood products offer lots of options. “Many homeowners overlook the low cost and high impact of refacing their existing kitchen cabinets,” he says. “By swapping outdated doors and drawer pulls, a homeowner can get the look of an updated kitchen and save up to 50 percent of the cost of a complete overhaul. Cabinet refacing is a quick-moving project, and the kitchen remains functional throughout installation.” Architectural details — hardwood crown molding, baseboards and other millwork — add depth and character, provide a finished look and change lackluster to beautiful. According to the 2012 study “What Home Buyers Really Want” commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders, crown molding ranks higher than other luxury features such as fireplaces, kitchen seating and window seats.

Maple cabinets by Wellborn stained in a rich gray tone are complemented by a charcoalstained island made of cherry and a contrasting hardwood floor in this updated kitchen. PHOTO COURTESY BRANDPOINT

Strader agrees. “From my experience, millwork adds the ‘wow’ factor that stays in a buyer’s mind, and most sellers are unaware that a custom look can be obtained relatively inexpensively with off-the-shelf molding patterns available at home improvement stores.” The American Hardwood Information Center offers some additional tips to keep costs low. For decorative moldings, consider using a less expensive type of wood such as poplar. Where durability is a must (baseboards, door casings and chair rails), consider a harder wood such as white oak.

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he residential housing market is heating up, but before you post that “for sale” sign, consider making upgrades that add style and value to your home. With many buyers seeking wood floors, kitchen upgrades and other add-ons, it’s important for homeowners to highlight these features so their property stands out from the competition. “It all comes down to dollars and sense,” says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center (www.hardwoodinfo.com). “In addition to warmth, beauty and durability, hardwood features increase your home’s resale value. Even with a modest budget, if you take the time and price your options, updating worn floors, dated cabinetry and lackluster walls will make a significant difference. And it’s easier and less expensive than you think.” When it’s time to sell, hardwood floors not only add good looks, they increase the value of your home. According to a nationwide survey of real estate agents commissioned by the National Wood Flooring Association in 2012, 99 percent of respondents agreed that homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell. In addition, 90 percent said these homes sell for more money. “Absolutely true,” says Bob Strader, a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty in Atlanta. “Between two similar properties, buyers will gravitate toward the home with hardwood floors, and that home will sell in half the time.” Debbie Gartner, known as “The Flooring Girl” by customers at her New York-based flooring store, says quality increases value. “Hardwood sells,” Gartner says, and homeowners who find a hardwood floor hiding under a carpet are lucky. “Clients are shocked when I tell them it’s almost always less expensive to refinish a hardwood floor than it is to recarpet a room.” Floors aren’t the only upgrades that can increase the saleability of a home. Strader advises homeowners to upgrade their kitchens before putting their houses on the market because potential buyers perceive kitchen renovations to be expensive and inconvenient. “Homes without updated kitchens will take longer to sell, and will sell for less,” he says.

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1820 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 Home-Grown, Locally Owned & Internationally Known

Cel: (504) 813-1102 • Office: (504-891-6400) libbiereiss@yahoo.com www.Gardner Realtors.com

Cecelia S. Buras GRIM ABR SRS Re a l to r

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3725 MacArthur Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70114-6825

Business: 504.366.4511 Cellular: 504.583.2902 Fax: 504.366.4519 An independently owned and operated member of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

1205 St Charles #703 • $189,000

4420-24 Barnett Street • $685,000 Attention investors! Come see! Great apartments located in the Pontchartrain Shores subdivision. Eight total units all of which feature two bedrooms and one bath. Two offstreet parking spaces per apartment, four visitor parking spaces. Central HVAC. Each unit comes w/ thier own storage unit. Separatly metered. Can also be sold as two separate properties. Manicured property with long term tenants.

JENNIFER’S SALES YEAR TO DATE 1418 Chartres Unit H ............. $147,500 723 Gallier ............................ $387,000 1418 Chartres D ..................... $200,000 822 Touro Unit 1 .................... $162,500

1009 St Ann ...................... $1,550,000 1418 Chartres B ...................... $247,000 3141 Ponce De Leon Unit 8 ...... $157,000

Jennifer Shelnutt 504-388-9383 Jennifer@fqr.com

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Light, bright and airy 1 bed/1 bath condo with an additional bonus room ideal for an office or whatever suits your fancy. Great views, overlooking St Charles Avenue and the Crescent City Connection. This is one the larger units offered at this complex and features an off street covered parking space, common pool, exercise room, club house and more. Very convenient location on the streetcar line. LOCAL FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE!!

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533 Gov Nicholls Street $411,000

OTHER 2013 SOLDS 5217-27 Magazine St. ................. $1,437,000 5900 Tchoupitoulas St. ................. $617,000 1314 Pleasant St. ........................... $770,000 8800 Chretien Point ......................... $436,000 5226 Camp St. ............................... $420,000 3317 Chippewa ............................. $360,500 1729 Short St. ............................... $315,000

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John Schaff CRS

More than just a Realtor!

(c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663

1602 S. Carrollton $849,000 Beautifully renovated, raised Victorian with 3400 sq. feet. 4 bedroom/3 baths. Beautiful marble kitchen & baths. Incredible wood floors.

1750 St. Charles #502 $319,000 St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 1 BR condo with beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl, marble bath. Beautiful courtyard. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking.

• 1750 St. Charles #630 (2Bdrm/2Ba) ....................................................................... TOO LATE! $389,000 • 905 Aline (3Bdrm/2Ba) .............................................................................................. TOO LATE! $339,000 • 536 Soniat ..................................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $329,000 • 760 Magazine .............................................................................................................. TOO LATE! $239,000 • 1750 St. Charles #442 ............................................................................................... TOO LATE! $229,000 • 4941 St. Charles (5Bdrm/3Ba) ................................................................................. TOO LATE! $1,900,000 • 3638 Magazine (Commercial) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $649,000 • 1215 Napoleon (3Bdrm/2.5Ba) .................................................................................... TOO LATE! $899,000 • 1225 Chartres (2Bdrm/1Ba) ......................................................................................... TOO LATE! $289,000 • 13 Platt (3Bdrm/2Ba) ..................................................................................................... TOO LATE! $309,000 • 601 Baronne (2Br/2Ba) ................................................................................................ TOO LATE! $489,000 • 1224 St. Charles (1Bdrm/1Ba) ................................................................................... TOO LATE! $169,000

BUYING OR SELLING IN FRENCH QUARTER?

5843 Fontainebleau ..................... $314,000 626 Independence St. ..................... $305,000 5425 David Dr. ................................ $293,000 7727 Nelson St. .............................. $288,500 512 Smith Dr. .................................. $270,500 6028A Perrier St. ............................ $259,900 2123 Valence St. ............................ $259,000

JOEY WALKER cell: 504-610-5637 office: 504-862-0100

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St Charles Avenue’s most premiere address. Spacious 2 BR condo with wonderful view of the courtyard. Beautiful wd flrs, granite counter tops, stainless appl. State of the art fitness center. Rooftop terrace with incredible views of the city. Secured off street parking.

ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

CALL JUDY GIGLIO TODAY

504-259-1873 REAL ESTATE PARTNERS, INC.

4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001 504-888-9900

New Orleans 8601 Leake Avenue New Orleans, LA USA

Each office is independently owned and operated.

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated Agent Licensed in the State of Louisiana, USA

Agents of the East Bank of Jefferson Parish

Foreclosure Team

Joe Palermo Cell: 504-957-4594

Sherri Badeaux Cell: 504-430-5450

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Bret G. Martin Cell: 504-982-1339 www.bretmartin.latter-blum

Patty Rodgers Cell: 504-239-1570

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Latter & Blum East Jefferson Office 3621 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002 504-888-4585 • www.latter-blum.com Each ERA Real Estate Powered™ Office is Independently Owned and Operated

Eric J. Wyler Cell: 504-450-9597 www.ericwyler.latter-blum.com

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JUDY FISHER INC. REALTORS ® Offering Personalized Real Estate Services Since 2003

504-524-JUDY (5839)

French Quarter • 917 Toulouse St. 7 • $810,000 Spacious & serene courtyard condo with luxe amenities in the middle of the Historic French Quarter! 10-year-old construction for peace of mind with ga rage parking & tranquil pool. Beautiful lush garden views from Master Bedroom Suite. Awesome rooftop deck to enjoy the splendid views of the Vieux Carre. Flex floorplan offers 2nd & 3rd bedrooms with private entrances on one floor. Hardwood floors, granite in kitchen and baths, SS appliances.

Hammond • 211 W Charles St. • $1,250,000 Spectacular Historic Hammond restoration c. 1895, premier Northshore property offers gorgeous main house with high ceilings, heart pine floors, elegan t staircases, leaded glass windows, period hardware/ light fixtures,”dumbwaiter”, lovely guest house inc in living area, spectacular pool. Exquisite period architecture and resort feel. Walk to charming shops and dining. An extraordinary & stately property zoned B-2 for possible B&B, offices, etc.

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Uniquely blended property in trendy Bywater offers Historic Shotgun House & 2-story Warehouse w/music and glass studios. This “urban homestead” includ es citrus trees, lovely raised bed gardens w/rainwater harvesting system, a ll situated near Poland Ave & the new cruise ship terminal. Zoned Light Industrial poss. uses include: Movie Studio, Radio/TV broadcasting, Theatre, Brewery/Brew Pub, Micro Distillery, Cabaret, Check Cashing, Research Center.

Uptown • 1205 Carondelet St. • $449,900 Beautifully restored New Orleans 4- plex offers the historic charm of hi ceilings, heart-pine floors. Nice kitchens and baths. Lower units offer attractive scored concrete floor in front & open out to courtyard in rear. Cent air & heat throughout. Upper units have desirable street balcony. Lovely courtyard with cute laundry outside. Super convenient location near Warehouse Dist, St. Charles Ave Streetcar, I10. Apartments are easy to rent, don’t miss!

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Famous Gardette-LePretre Mansion, 1of the most photographed & admired properties in the Vieux Carre’, 1st time on market in 47 yrs. 4-story home has ornate cast-iron wraparound galleries on 2 floors w/unbelievable views. Can be 6 apts, or brought back to glorious home & 3-story balconied guesthse. Guesthse & 2 apts recently renov. High ceilings, medallions, tall original doors & transoms. Written up in numerous publications. 2 Lease parking spaces.

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2600 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite G Gretna, Louisiana 70056 Office: 504-207-2007 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

For Jay Susslin, keeping it simple is the key to success. By applying this philosophy to his real estate career, Jay has earned a solid reputation as one of the Westbank’s leading real estate professionals. Using his business expertise, lifelong knowledge of the area and no-pressure approach, Jay makes your next move the best - and easiest - one yet. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, call on Jay Susslin because he’s KEEPING IT SIMPLE. Contact him today.

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110 Concorde Place Beau Chene • $779,000 Phoebe Whealdon, MBA Certified Residential Specialist Cell: 985.778.8283 Licensed in Louisiana www.phoebewhealdon.com

Custom Beauty styled after a Bayou St. John Plantation home w/ 5 BR 3.5 BA. Private cul-de-sac with tree shaded back, pond, fountains and gazebo. Gourmet kitchen w/ wonderful views. Elegant main floor w living, dining, family room and master suite. 1400Sf first floor incl. full kitch and bath with open floor plan for entertaining, office or in-law suite. 2012 Realtor of the Year, New Orleans Metropolitan Assc. of Realtors President, New Orleans Metropolitan Assc. of Realtors 2012

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5790 Bellaire Dr. $699,000

Fabulous Contemporary in Lakewood North on 199’ deep levee lot! Designed by Arthur Q. Davis,renowned modernist architect of the Superdome. Master suite includes ventless fireplace,2 large closets,wet bar area,rm for private study/exercise,private patio. Family room has cathedral pickled ceilings, fireplace, open to kitchen. Wolfe dual fuel range. Lots of storage including 30’ walk-in attic. Gated doggie rm under stairs. Lots of light. Separate cabana.

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1275 sq. ft. Townhouse. 2 large bedrms w/walk-in closets. Furn kit, w/d, fenced yard & deck. Parking for 1 in driveway. Small pets OK. Quiet street. $1100 + dept. (504) 456-1718.

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3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. 504-443-2280

OLD METAIRIE Private home near Metairie Rd. $500/ mo inclds util, cable & some use of kit. Refs & dep. Avail now. Call 985237-0931.

1 BR EFFICIENCY AVAILABLE SEPT. 1st

Completely renovated with appliances, wood flrs & fresh paint. Full ba, a/c window units. No pets. $800 + utilities. Call (504) 837-6178 or (504) 908-9665.

SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

1 BR apt with new granite in kit & bath. King Master w/wall of closets. Kit w/ all built-ins. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent, $724/mo. 504-236-5776.

ALGIERS POINT HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750$1200/mo. 504-362-7487

Newly renov’d, 2br/1ba, LR, kit w/ appls, washer/dryer, $1100/mo + $1100 dep. Start showing Sept. 1st. 504-231-0889 or 817-681-0194.

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3009 ROYAL ST.

1 BR, Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Fridge, Secure Parking, $925.00/ mo, $950.00/deposit. Call (504) 251-4667. Leave message. 500lakemarina.com

1824 OC HALEY BLVD

1824 OC HALEY BLVD OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE NOW FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED AVAILABLE VIRTUAL OFFICES ALSO AVAILABLE. CALL FOR DETAILS (504) 298-2665

3122 PALMYRA STREET

1930’s PAINTERS

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Close to Bywater/Marigny. Near bus. Real nice 2 bedroom, carport, wd hook-ups. Section 8 OK. $950/month. Call Eddie (504) 481-1204

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY GORGEOUS & SPACIOUS FRENCH QUARTER APARTMENT

1 BR/1 BA, Central AC, hardwood floors except in kitchen & BR, steel fridge & range, stackable WD in unit, shared courtyard, gated entrance. MUST SEE! sufferings77@gmail.com

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2BR/2.5BA, Elevator, Garden View, W/D on premises. No dogs. 1 yr lease. $1,800/mo. 520 St. Louis St. (504) 524-5462

MID CITY Completely renov, 1/2 dbl, 1BR, 1BA, hdwd flrs, new appls, ceil fans, wtr pd. $700/mo+dep. Call 504-899-5544 2939 Orleans, 1 bedroom, $500, 2934 St. Anne, 2BR, $575. No pets.

CALL NOW 1352 MAGAZINE STREET

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RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 523 Dumaine - 2 bd/ 2 ba ................ $2500 1020 Esplanade - 2 bd/ 1 ba + pkg ........ $2300 1029 Esplanade - 2 bd/ 1 1/2ba ........ $2200 921 Chartres - 2 bd/ 1 ba ................ $1950 407 Burgundy - 2 bd/ 1 ba ............... $1600 4321 Burgundy - 2 bd/ 1 ba ............... $1350 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

2340 Dauphine Street • New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 944-3605

2 BR/1.5 BA Large. Wood Floors, All Appliances, Balconies, Outdoor Kitchen, Hot Tub. Must See! Free Wifi and Cable! Agent/Broker. $1795 (504) 451-1863 bwilson@jwpropertyserv.com Rent, deposit & ease. Zimmeran Property Service, (504) 861-4958

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1042 SONIAT

3 bedrooms, 1.5 ba, lr, dr, furn kit, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, 1500 sf, 12’ ceils, $1400/mo. Call 504-952-5102

1205 ST. CHARLES

Fully furnished 1 bedroom. On site security & pkng. Available now! Call (504) 466-8362 or cell, (504) 453-1159

1013 Edna • Waveland, MS $54,000

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT/ IRISH CHANNEL

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ROOMS BY WEEK. Private bath. All utilities included. $175/week. 2 BR avail. Call (504) 202-0381 or (504) 738-2492.

FOR RENT/OTHER PARKING SPACE

Park your small rv, trailer, small boat or vehicle. 1 blk from streetcar line. Mid City area. $100 monthly or obo. Call (504) 488-4609

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

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SINGLES & DOUBLES UNDER $250K

8431-8433 COHN ST. $169,000 Low Maintenance Income Producer in Booming Area! 2013 Renovation. New roof, kit, baths & appls. New structural repairs, hdwd flrs. Updated Electrical. Fresh Paint. Investor or Owner w/Income. Seller offering $5K toward closing costs. Andrew Severino ,Sharpe Realty, LLC 1513 St. Charles Ave. #A, New Orleans, LA 70130 (914) 787-9513

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 771sqft. Cute & Quaint. Perfect for retirement or getaway area for BBQ & Seafood Boils. Ceramic floors. Totally remodeled after Katrina. 5 yr. old A/C. Enjoy the solitude of the back or bring family and friends to party. Call Sharon (228)324-8994 Coldwell Banker Alfonso. For Sale by: Agent/Broker

Sharon Chiniche, Realtor sharonchiniche@bellsouth.net Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc (228)324-8994 cell

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1129 SANTA MARIA DR. MARRERO

4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2750 Sq. Ft. $225,000. New 5 Ton Unit, Granite Countertops in Kitchen & Master Bath. Personal Wetbar in Master Bedroom Call Nicole Pellerin Real Estate Professional at (504) 455-0100 (office) or (504) 628-7723 (cell) or pellenik@aol.com * npellerin@kw.com KELLER WILLIAMS Realty * 4725 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006 * (504) 455-0100. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated * Licensed in the State of Louisiana.

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MISSISSIPPI $54,000 1013 Edna, Waveland, Ms

BR/2BA $329,000

Contemporary Arts & Crafts Cottage in high demand, safe area Uptown, near univerisities. 1500 sq. ft. O/S parking w/elect gate. Newly updated, truly move-in condition. Home Warranty. FSBO. Agents protected 2% Email: 3375ssd@gmail.com

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 771sqft. Cute & Quaint. Perfect for retirement or getaway Area for BBQ & Seafood Boils. Ceramic floors. Totally remodeled after Katrina. 5 yr. old A/C. Enjoy the solitude of the back or bring family and friends to party. Call Sharon (228)3248994 Coldwell Banker Alfonso. For Sale by: Agent/Broker, Sharon Chiniche, Realtor, sharonchiniche@bellsouth. net Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty, Inc (228)324-8994 cell (228)388-6251 fax

JOHN SEITZ, REALTOR Cell: (504) 264-8883

COMMERCIAL SALE/LEASE

1915-17 MARTIN LUTHER KING $285K Zoned C-1, Many uses. Very close to dntwn & St Charles. 1 door off of OC Haley. Upscale music venue opening next door. 2000 sf open floor plan 1st floor, approx 4,000 sq, ft total. 2, 3 bed apts upstairs. Upstairs currently occ. Andrew Severino , Sharpe Realty, LLC, 1513 St. Charles Ave. #A NOLA 70130 (914) 787-9513

I have sold Uptown, Metairie & the West Bank in the last 4 mos. I am here to help you sell your home! Let my 25 yrs of exp in Construction & Real Estate assist you! CONSULT WITH THE REAL ESTATE EXPERTS OF NEW ORLEANS! JSeitz@GardnerRealtors.com www.Francher Perrin.com

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515A MAGNOLIA ROAD NEAR POPLARVILLE, MS

REDUCED! 3 BR/2 BA 1,450 sf Energy efficient weekend retreat situated on 8.5 wooded acres bounded by a 20+ acre stocked lake. House includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning stone fireplace in vaulted great room, fully furnished kitchen and utility room with washer and dryer. Screened rear porch overlooking pier and lake make you feel like you have gotten away from it all. To see this fabulous property, call Jean at 601-795-2105. For Sale by Agent/Broker, $190,000.

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE

Completely remodeled! 3BR/3BA, living room, dining room, den, wet bar, 81/2’ ceilings, draws, all appliances. Approx 2348 sq ft. Nice tile roof, covered patio. $359,000 FSBO. Please Call (985) 384-1265

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Move in cond, lots of architectural details, 1st block off Canal, off street pkng for several cars, garage. 2 br, 2 dens, encl porch/sun rm & wood flrs. Must see to appreciate.

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226

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Daisy is a 10-month-old, spayed, Sheltie/Terrier mix who is full of boundless energy. She was surrendered to the shelter several months ago with demodex mange, which is all cleared-up and she’s now rocking a new lustrous coat. Daisy loves toys, playing fetch, belly rubs and is eagerly awaiting a forever home. To meet Daisy or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

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Casper is a 2-year-old, neutered, DSH with white and peach sorbet coloring. His owner was moving and couldn’t take him to the new home. Casper enjoys climbing, playing with toys & water and has been around children, so likes the noise and laughter. To meet Casper or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org

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