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Edgar Degas, born Hilaire Germain Edgar De Gas, did not own the house that bears his name at 2306 Esplanade Ave., but he did live and maintain a studio there during a visit to his mother’s relatives, the Musson family, from October 1872 to March 1873. Degas was the only French Impressionist painter to travel to the United States and, according to Christopher Benfey’s book Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable, the painter’s stay here “marked a key moment” in his career. “Distracted and stalled in his profession on his arrival, he left the city with a new sense of direction and resolve. He also took with him, in his portfolio and his mind, several unforgettable images of New Orleans life,” Benfey wrote. Degas’ mother, Celestine Musson Degas, was born in New Orleans to a prominent Creole family descended from some of the original French and Spanish settlers. Her father, Germain Musson, moved to New Orleans from his native Haiti and made his fortune in Mexican silver and Louisiana cotton. When Celestine was a girl, her father took his children to France for a formal education, and it was there that Celestine fell in love and married banker Auguste De Gas when she was 18. She never returned to Louisiana (Celestine died when Degas, the first of her five children, was 13 years old), but her stories about the city led Degas to visit family here. When Degas decided to visit his brother Rene, who had married Estelle Musson (the daughter of Celestine’s brother Michel) in New Orleans, he was 38 and already had painted the first of his pictures of ballet dancers, but had not found a consistent following among collectors. He began painting contemporary life: a famous scene at the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and portraits of his family and their friends. Degas was not just painting portraits, however, Benfey wrote, “He was also painting a society, and specifically the decimated Creole world of postCivil War New Orleans,” when the social status of Creoles declined. Interestingly, the Mussons did not own the residence where they hosted Degas;

they rented it. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Degas House was built in 1852 by architect Benjamin Rodriguez as his residence. The original mansion was divided into two homes during the 1920s, and the nonprofit Edgar Degas Foundation has restored the two houses, which now are open to the public for tours and functions as well as bed and breakfast accommodations.

The Degas House HEY where Edgar BLAKE, Degas stayed I ENJOYED YOUR and had a studio RECENT COL- during his time U M N A B O U T in New Orleans THE BIENVILLE has a portrait of M O N U M E N T the artist in the (OCT. 26, 2010). I window. WAS JUST WONDERING ABOUT THE DATE WHEN IT WAS MOVED TO BIENVILLE PLACE. I MOVED HERE IN 1988 AND RECALL IT BEING NEAR THE UNION PASSENGER TERMINAL TILL THE MID-1990S, WHEN IT WAS MOVED TO ITS PRESENT LOCATION. AM I CRAZY? OR MIGHT IT HAVE BEEN A MISPRINT AND IT WAS ACTUALLY NOVEMBER 1996 WHEN THE MOVE OCCURRED? BRIAN SANDS

DEAR BRIAN, No, you are not crazy; it’s likely Old Blake’s fingers weren’t as nimble as usual when writing the piece on the Bienville monument. The date has been corrected from 1966 to 1996 in the online version of the column (www.bestofneworleans. com /gambit/blake-pontchar train / Content?oid=1383293). Thanks for keeping me on my toes.


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“I’m going to argue forcefully for the nonsensicalness and the almost, you know, moral corruptness of that particular policy. This is beyond politics. This is about justice and doing what’s right.” — Sen. Mary Landrieu, condemning President Barack Obama’s budget compromise that would allow the Bush tax breaks for the top 2 percent of Americans to continue. Landrieu added, “We’re going to borrow $46 billion from the poor, from the middle class, from businesses of all sizes, basically to give a tax cut to families in America today that despite the recession are making over a million dollars. I mean, this is unprecedented. Unprecedented.”

Bayou Polluters THE LOUISIANA BUCKET BRIGADE SAYS LOUISIANA’S REFINERIES ARE ILL-EQUIPPED FOR DISASTER, AND THE STATE IS UNDERSTAFFED TO HANDLE INCIDENT REPORTS.

“CORRECTION: I am sorry to disappoint all the readers who wished to apply for the position, but New Orleans does not employ a ‘sex assessor.’ That was a misprint in Wednesday’s column. It should have read ‘tax assessor.’ Slips don’t come much more Freudian than that.” — The Times-Picayune’s James Gill, in an online addendum to a February column. That clarification was cited as one of the best of the year by Regret the Error, a journalism website that tracks outrageous newspaper errors and corrections.

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TEXTBOOK CASE of severe (and not-sosevere) weather. Chalmette Refining, as “We’re doing this seen from across the Mississippi River in 2005. because no one is PHOTO COURTESY OF looking at this inforLOUISIANA BUCKET mation in a compreBRIGADE hensive way,” LABB research associate Mariko Toyoji says. “All this information goes online in a database. … We’re trying to get it out there.” LABB FOUNDING DIRECTOR ANNE ROLFES SAYS THERE was an average of 10 refinery accidents a week, based on data from the last five years. “Not only do we have to rely on (the refineries’) good faith to tell us what’s happening, they use some factors that we’re starting to find aren’t accurate,” she says. Those factors include “fuzzy math” emissions estimates. Refineries typically rely on engineering judgment or models to determine how emissions are released to the flare (the incinerator that burns off chemicals that

New science textbooks in Louisiana public schools will not have to present disclaimers about evolution in a roundabout acknowledgment of “intelligent design,” following an 8-2 vote by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) on Dec. 9. Intelligent design is a Bible-based viewpoint discounting PAGE 15

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won the “Trust Your Crazy Ideas Challenge,” an after-school entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Brees Dream Foundation and the Idea Village. Nine Karr students were charged with operating a for-profit business for the last six months and won $10,000 for their creativity and results. Runner-up grants of $2,500 each were given to Walter L. Cohen High School, Warren Easton Charter High School and Lusher Charter School.

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n Oct. 29, 2007, ConocoPhillips’ Lake Charles refinery issued a followup report to an Oct. 22 accident there: A vacuum truck was removing acid from a containment area, an a chemical reaction with materials inside the truck caused a release of hydrogen sulfide. Nine employees were medically evaluated. One died. That 83-pound release of hydrogen sulfide is less than the 100-pound “reportable quantity” threshold — the minimum required before filing an incident report with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The refinery submitted the report as a “courtesy call only,” officials wrote in the document. In its latest report (out Monday, Dec. 13) the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB), an environmental health organization, says refinery accidents, like the one at ConocoPhillips, are underreported and underestimated. The report compiled 2,607 accidents the state’s 17 refineries reported to the DEQ between 2005 and 2009. The data used in the report comes from the refineries themselves — LABB gathered “upset reports,” the mandatory reports for chemical releases at or above the reportable quantity, made available to the public under the federal Emergency Planning and the Community Right to Know Act. LABB also included all accident reports, including those — like the incident at ConocoPhillips — which fall below the mandatory reporting quantity. The LABB report also shows Louisiana’s refineries are poorly maintained and underprepared in the event

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would otherwise be released into the air). “They’re presuming that it’s going to incinerate 98 or 99 percent of the bad stuff, and in fact, industry studies show that’s not accurate,” Rolfes says. Those industry studies (from the Marathon refinery in Garyville, a BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, and performance tests from Industry Professionals for Clean Air in Houston) determined the incineration rate is closer to 50 percent, and flare emissions are likely six times greater than what is reported. The only way a flare works, the report says, is under perfect weather conditions — a rare circumstance in Louisiana. According to the report, bad weather accounts for 27 percent of air emissions and 64 percent of ground or water emissions. (The majority of the latter are from Hurricane Gustav’s winds, which created an 11 million gallon spill at Chalmette Refining.) But it’s not always a hurricane; heavy rainfall contributed to a 2.2 million gallon spill at Citgo Lake Charles in 2006. Hurricanes accounted for 55 percent of weatherrelated emissions to the air and 84 percent to the ground and water. Most refineries deem them unpreventable as “an act of God,” Rolfes says. When faced with a hurricane, Rolfes says, “refineries have to make this decision to shut down or not, and you can kind of see what (the refineries’) issue is — it’s like evacuating: You don’t want to evacuate unless you have to.” With Gustav looming in 2008, ExxonMobil Refining and Supply in Baton Rouge delayed shutting down, and winds knocked down a cooling tower while the plant was still running — causing a release that contributed more than 600,000 pounds of pollution with several days of flaring. “Prevention is cheaper than dealing with these impacts,” Rolfes says, adding that the lack of storm protection is “part of the larger dynamic of being ill-prepared for accidents — a lot of these things would require some short-term investment.” But in filing accident reports, more than 20 percent of refineries don’t provide any information as to the accident’s cause. “That really tells us a lot about the reporting methods and reliability of this information,” Toyoji says. Refineries don’t have a standardized form for sending accident reports, and each has its own report template. The biggest culprit when it comes to omitting the cause of accidents also happens to be the state’s biggest polluter: ExxonMobil. Since 2005, its Baton Rouge plant emitted more than 4 million pounds of pollution and spilled more than 35,000 gallons of liquid contaminants. Its subsidiary


Come and eat... Chalmette Refining emitted more than 6 million pounds and spilled more than 11 million gallons. Other common accident causes include equipment failure, faulty piping and tubing, and corrosion. LABB says the facilities are just too old to perform well. The Marathon facility, completed in 1976, is one of the last refineries built in the country. Most others were built in the 1950s, ’60s and early ’70s. ExxonMobil’s Baton Rouge facility was built on a cotton plantation in 1909, originally for Standard Oil. “They’re showing their age, and they simply don’t have the infrastructure to keep up,” Toyoji says. “To do an infrastructure overhaul is viewed as being too costly.”

that the agencies aren’t able to compare notes for facilities until after the incident reports have been filed, which leaves little oversight for dysfunctional facilities.

in ThE LABB REPORT’S RECOMMEnDAtions, no. 1 with a bullet is for more cooperation between refineries and the LABB. The organization has had some correspondence with refineries, but the refineries haven’t responded to any of its reports. Refineries see LABB not as an ally but an enemy, Rolfes says. “They hate us,” she adds. “But we don’t want to say ‘i told you so.’” The report says updates to equipment and facilities, save lives, create more effi-

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WhEn A REfinERy BELiEvES iT hAS EMiTted more than a reportable quantity, employees call a hotline that alerts state police, who then relay the message to several state agencies — including the DEQ, which handles the report paperwork. if the accident’s emissions don’t exceed the reportable quantity, refineries “tend to call us anyway,” says Peter Ricca, manager of the DEQ’s Chemical Emergency Response, Chemical Accident Prevention & Radiological Emergency Planning & Response. The refinery has 24 hours to call in an incident. if emissions exceed a reportable quantity, they have to follow up the call with a written report within seven days of the incident. All reports are entered in a database and handled like case files, with numbers assigned to each refinery and all reports for each incident filed together. Rolfes says LABB’s correspondence with the DEQ has been limited. Ricca says the DEQ didn’t anticipate the requests for incident reports from groups like LABB. Ricca says the agency’s department is understaffed, with only two data-entry staffers filing reports. “it’s a manpower thing, but it just takes time,” he says. The DEQ responds to emergencies with air monitoring and chemical accident prevention programs. Refineries emit 80 different chemicals, including carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, benzene and other hazardous emissions. (LABB notes that some refineries’ emissions dipped in 2008-2009, likely due to stricter emissions regulations the Environmental Protection Agency proposed in June 2010. On Dec. 9, the EPA delayed action on the proposals until July 2011 to give the agency more time to study what effects the new rules would have on the industry.) The Occupational Safety and health Administration (OShA), meanwhile, inspects the working environment. The agency found nine faulty piping violations at Chalmette Refining in 2009; in October 2010, faulty pipes were involved in the

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Give creativity a workout. Based on the concept of a fitness club, Piece ’a Work: The Art Gym offers its members art classes, studio space and a gallery where they can show finished masterpieces. Memberships, $80 per month, day passes $25 at Piece ’a Work (3436 Magazine St., 301-3868; www.pieceawork.com).

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The Flaming Hassan (left) and Zohreh Khaleghi Torch’s weekly enjoy one of the 85 wines they stock at wine specials their restaurant, The Flaming Torch. feature a $25 to $30 bottle from its list of 85 selections. To cater to New Orleans Saints fans who might otherwise forsake Sunday brunch in favor of the game, Hassan put a TV on the old brick fireplace. “After five years, I gave in,” he says. Few guests come solely to watch the game, but many step away from their table to periodically check the score. The Khaleghis serve lunch and dinner seven days a week to customers they consider friends. “We are so pleased because people have been really supportive,” Zohreh says.

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part of the scene” and credits it with helping fuel the growth of food carts, as food vendors’ trailers are known in that city. The number of licensed carts in Oregon’s Multnomah County, which includes Portland, is more than 600, and Burmeister estimates about half of those have emerged since 2007 alone. By comparison, the Crescent City scene they’re now exploring through NOLAFoodTrucks.com is embryonic. But the three partners believe that with some nurturing, it has the potential for much more. “I think with the way (New Orleanians) get into food here, you’ll see more trucks coming along and you’ll see this all grow,” Normand says.

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EARLIER THIS YEAR, IT SEEMED THAT THE BUSY NIGHTLIFE HUB THAT is Frenchmen Street was shaping up as a street food destination. Developments since, however, point to some obstacles facing food truck operators across the city. Several competing taco trucks had been serving food along Frenchmen Street on most nights by the start of 2010, and in March the Praline Connection joined the fray. Moore leased space in a lot catercorner to the Praline Connection and set up a trailer from which restaurant employees served shrimp and grits, jambalaya and red beans. But the same night his trailer debuted, New Orleans police arrived to write Moore and the taco truck operators tickets for various parking and city code violations. Moore says he had purchased a vendor permit from the city earlier and

believed he complied with the rules, but he didn’t think fighting the tickets or continuing the trailer business would be worth his time. He put the trailer in storage, where it has stayed pending the new lease deal, which he says is now in the works. But Rubens Leite, a taco truck operator who owns six colorfully decorated vehicles — including one he regularly stationed on Frenchmen Street — sought relief from City Hall. He says he made a tour of city offices and wrote to New Orleans City Council members seeking clarification of the law, but found no help. Eventually he too threw in the towel. He opened the brick-and-mortar Benny’s Taqueria in Gretna, and he also runs a taqueria inside the Frenchmen Street music club Cafe Negril. But he’s mothballed five of his trucks in a Gretna parking lot, while only one from his fleet continues to cruise various construction sites. “I couldn’t afford all the tickets and the hassle from the city,” Leite says. “The city basically made me fire 18 people. I don’t pay no more sales tax to the city from those trucks now. “Why do they make it so complicated? I don’t know.” FOOD TRUCK OWNERS INTERVIEWED FOR THIS STORY AGREE THAT WHILE the basics of securing health, fire safety and business permits seem straightforward, the rules for how mobile food vendors actually can operate around New Orleans are vaguely written and inconsistently enforced. For instance, according to a City Hall-issued pamphlet of “general rules” for mobile vendors of all sorts, vendors are prohibited from selling food within two blocks of schools, they can’t sell seafood at all, and they must change locations every 30 minutes. The rules change during Carnival season, however, when the city holds an annual lottery for a limited number of special Mardi Gras vendor permits. Winners of this lottery are assigned specific parking spots near parade routes. Of particular concern for some food truck operators is a local ordinance that bars any mobile food vendors from an area that encompasses the French Quarter and the Central Business District. The iconic Lucky Dogs hot dog carts were grandfathered in when the city adopted that measure in 1972, and today that company is the only vendor permitted to operate in these coveted, high-density areas. Some new food truck operators are calling for a change. “I’ll fight to the death to get into downtown New Orleans,” says Hufft, of Curbside. “That law is really old and closes everyone out. But it’s 2010. Food trucks aren’t roach coaches anymore. I’m selling better food than a lot of restaurants.” Some food truck boosters believe efforts to develop a larger scene in New Orleans could result in much more than just better street food. According to Caston, it can add to neighborhood improvement. “It can help transform parts of the city with very little money from the city,” Caston says. “In Portland we’ve seen how you can take a vacant lot and put a food cart there, and suddenly it’s like a little farmers market. You have people seeking this out and convening there. It’s eyes on the street, too.” She says food trucks also give prospective restaurateurs a more accessible way to develop their businesses. There’s already some evidence of

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begun regular operations in New Orleans — Taceaux Loceaux, A Fork in the Road, Boo Koo BBQ, Brazilian BBQ and Second Line Smokehouse & BBQ — while another, called Lola Deux, has started in Covington (see details in “Keep On Truckin’,” page 35). More are on the way. Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, plans to deploy what he describes as a “taco truck for Louisiana seafood” within the next few months. He already has one food truck, of sorts: a vintage fire engine tricked out to the tune of $60,000 with beer taps, display screens and grills to prepare his restaurants’ signature charbroiled oysters. Initially he intended to use this fire engine at fundraisers and promotional events, though more recently he started selling grilled oysters from it at the Harrison Avenue Marketplace, a food and arts market in Lakeview. “As this food truck trend continues, the possibilities are enormous,” Cvitanovich says. “Once we get the other truck going, I think we’ll be driving around the city, setting up and just selling our food on the streets. Maybe another night we’ll be doing dinner for 10 at someone’s house.” Curtis Moore, owner of the Praline Connection, is getting in on the action, too. He plans to lease a food trailer he originally bought for his Creole soul restaurant to an independent operator. He declined to elaborate. Some who have had a taste of success in the food truck game are already looking to expand. Hand-formed burgers and fresh-cut fries have made a name for the Curbside food truck in Baton Rouge, and owner Nick Hufft plans to bring the truck to New Orleans for a test run around Christmas. The 26-year-old New Orleans native says he intends to add a second truck to serve New Orleans permanently once he moves back home from Baton Rouge this spring. (Food trucks are also flourishing in Baton Rouge; in October, the inaugural Baton Rouge Food Truck Showcase drew seven food trucks to serve their specialties in one spot as a demonstration of the local options available in the capital city.) Meanwhile, the owners of Taceaux Loceaux, a truck selling multi-ethnic tacos, plan to add at least one more truck, and they also hope to open a conventional restaurant somewhere in the city to serve the same type of food from a fixed location. “The truck has been an interesting way to test the viability of what we have and the market for it,” says Maribeth del Castillo, who runs Taceaux Loceaux with her husband Alex. “It’s snowballed, and now we’re running to catch up with it.”

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WHO: Fresh from victories at local barbecue contests, Algiers residents Lee and Niki Mouton bought a red truck in October to serve their Louisiana-inspired barbecue. WHERE & WHEN: Avondale shipyards in Westwego, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri.; Henry Clay Avenue at Tchoupitoulas Street, noon-till Mon.-Fri. TWITTER HANDLE: @bookoobbq

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WHO: Originally in the construction business, Marcio Cordeiro took his colorfully decorated truck on the road in August, serving grilled meat skewers in the style of his native Brazil. WHERE & WHEN: LSU Hospital, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; Delgado Community College or Tulane University, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; Magazine Street at Audubon Zoo, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. TWITTER HANDLE: @thebrazilianbbq

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WHO: Former Hollywood talent agent Donna Fazzari serves pressed sandwiches, burgers and meatless options from her converted “short” school bus. WHERE & WHEN: Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. TWITTER HANDLE: @forkdat

Lola Deux

WHO: Nealy and Keith Frentz, chef/owners of Lola Restaurant in Covington, prepare upscale comfort food from their truck. Look for pressed brisket sandwiches, truffle fries and blackened fish tacos. WHERE & WHEN: Festivals and private events on the Northshore, pending a proposed Covington city ordinance change to allow vending on public streets. TWITTER HANDLE: @loladeux

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WHO: Oren Jones moved to New Orleans in 2006 to work as an electrician, and this year he bought a trailer to serve barbecue. WHERE & WHEN: Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, 7612 Oak St., 10 p.m.-till Mon., Thurs. and Fri.; at various Sunday second line parades MORE AT: Jones says a Twitter account is “coming soon.”

Taceaux Loceaux

WHO: IT professional Alex del Castillo and his wife Maribeth, an alum of Emeril Lagasse’s restaurants, serve creatively crafted tacos with flavors from Cajun to Korean. Look for a second truck soon, and a planned storefront restaurant, too. WHERE & WHEN: 45 Tchoup, 4529 Tchoupitoulas St., Thurs., 8 p.m.-till; the Kingpin Bar, 1307 Lyons St., Fri., 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar, 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., Fri., 10 p.m.-till, Sat., 7 p.m.-till TWITTER HANDLE: @tlnola

COMING SOON WHO: Chris Scivally and Vanessa Taromina serve gourmet fries (with garlic, herbs and Italian cheeses) from tent booths at festivals and art markets. Look for a truck or a storefront restaurant soon. TWITTER HANDLE: @AtTheFryBar

Curbside

WHO: Foodies in Baton Rouge know about Curbside’s hand-formed burgers, and owner Nick Hufft plans to deploy the truck somewhere in New Orleans just before and after Christmas. He plans to operate a second truck here full time late in the spring. TWITTER HANDLE: @curbsidetruck

Drago’s Seafood Restaurant

WHO: Tommy Cvitanovich serves grilled oysters from his tricked-out fire engine at local festivals, and he plans to debut a new truck serving Louisiana seafood around New Orleans streets early in 2011. UPDATES AT: www.dragosrestaurant.com

Praline Connection

WHO: Curtis Moore, owner of Creole soul stalwart the Praline Connection, originally built a food trailer to serve cabbies at the airport in Kenner. Now, he’s leasing it to a separate operator who plans to hit the streets soon. UPDATES AT: n.a.

Que Crawl

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IN SOME CITIES, INCLUDING FOOD truck hotbeds like New York and Los Angeles, vendors have faced increased regulatory pressure and criticism from restaurateurs who view their lower overhead as unfair competition. Wendy Waren, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Restaurant Association, hasn’t heard any such complaints from the group’s New Orleans-area members, and she suggests that’s because the local food truck scene is still so small. But street food has been controversial in Jefferson Parish. In 2007, the Jefferson Parish Council effectively prohibited food trucks, enacting an ordinance barring mobile vendors from major streets and requiring them to provide restroom facilities. As a result, the Latinorun taco trucks that had appeared around the parish after Hurricane Katrina quickly moved on. Still, those hoping for a larger

food truck scene in New Orleans can look to examples of other cities working to accommodate them into the business community. In June, Cincinnati began a pilot program to create designated parking places for up to 20 food trucks to operate in that city’s downtown. Meanwhile, officials in Cleveland are now crafting legislation to streamline permitting for food trucks while also codifying rules for the minimum distances food trucks must keep from restaurants. Change is afoot much closer to home, too. In September, Nealy and Keith Frentz, the chef/owners of Covington’s Lola Restaurant, introduced their Lola Deux food truck. They planned to serve outside the bars in downtown Covington on weekends after their restaurant closed for the evening, but they quickly learned that a local ordinance barred them from vending on public streets. After meeting with city officials on the issue, however, Frentz says she’s confident the Covington City Council will soon approve a proposed ordinance change to allow food vending. For now, she and her husband bring their truck to events on private property and to festivals on the Northshore, where they’ve found a warm reception. Frentz says they served some 270 customers from their truck during a recent outdoor concert at the Covington Trailhead Park. “City officials see the need for something like this in our town. They go to the events and see the response, and we’re paying taxes like everyone else,” Frentz says. “We knew there was a niche here that we could fill. People see a food truck and they love it. They just think it’s so cool.”

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that potential in New Orleans. Que Crawl, the barbecue truck started by chef Nathanial Zimet in 2006, led to the Riverbend restaurant Boucherie in 2008, and the del Castillos are charting a similar course with their plans for a fixed Taceaux Loceaux location. “It was an amazing springboard for the restaurant,” Zimet says. “Thinking back on it now, I didn’t imagine even then just how much of a help the truck would be in getting our name out there and having customers coming in right from the start.” The Que Crawl truck has been mostly idle for the past year as Zimet devotes his time to Boucherie, but the chef says he hopes to resume regular service with the truck soon.

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December just about guarantees two annual shows. Hard touring folk/blues troubadour Spencer Bohren (pictured) is joined by family and guests at his holiday show at Snug Harbor (8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $15. 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com). And then he and son Andre join Dave and Darcy Malone and Annie and Cranston Clements for the Chilluns’ show at Tipitina’s (10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $15. 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www. tipitinas.com).

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A yuletide-singing, Spinal Tap-dancing Sonny and Cher, Harry Shearer and wife Judith Owen (pictured) bring the chestnuts and the roast to New Orleans with their Holiday Sing-Along tour, the gelt-ridden, punch linedrunk party featuring invited guests Phillip Manuel, the Pfister Sisters, David Torkanowsky, Tom McDermott, Matt Perrine, Phil DeGruy and sundry surprises. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of show (CAC members $20/$25). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org

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hen Bernard Faucon first appeared on the art photography scene in the late 1970s, he was considered a paradoxical figure. Working in a medium that had long been associated with “truth,” he was a master of stagecraft and a certain flamboyant artifice. In a medium known for humanism, his subjects were mostly mannequins arranged in landscapes or interiors in the “tableau vivant,” or “living picture” tradition. The popularity of his work quickly soared in Europe and Asia — especially in Japan, where his photographs inspired a TV series featuring a family of mannequins, “the Faucons.” After creating many photographs that were published in now rare and collectible books, Faucon quit photography in 1995. But during his travels, he noticed parallels between modern youth culture and some of his earlier work, and he wondered if he might be able to devise a new approach to photography in which the photographer and the subject were all part of the same milieu. The outcome, The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth, was a collaborative effort. The 60 photographs on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art were all taken between 1997 and 2003, and are all part of a larger collection Faucon donated to the museum’s permanent collection. In town for the opening, he talked with Gambit how this unusual collection came about.

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but as a gift, so that was a big part of the motivation as well. Because it was organized as a party or celebration, with a boat or bus ride, it was intended to be a happy and memorable event for them. Although they were the ones who took the photographs, we all collaborated in the sense that the final selection reflected my own artistic vision. From Morocco to Japan, from Burma to Cuba, from Cambodia to Sweden, this approach reminded me of the playful atmosphere of Happiness Regained, my first series of staged photographs taken years earlier, based on my own youthful experiences. How many photographs were usually taken at these events? During every event there would be between two and three thousand photographs, from which I would select around 70. About three days after each shoot there would be an exhibition so they could see their photographs displayed in a public setting. That was a big part of it. Then the images were culled down for more formal exhibitions like this. How did you decide which ones to exhibit? The best reflect a special moment. Sometimes the day was great yet the pictures were not, and sometimes the day was not so good yet the pictures were great, but either way there is a kind of intensity that sets the best ones apart from the rest.

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Tuesday 14 AllWAys lounge — Tatsuya Nakatani, Bill Hunsinger, Rob Cambre, 10 BAcchAnAl — Mark Weliky, 7:30

BAnks sTreeT BAr — Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indians, 9 BAyou PArk BAr — Parishioners, 9; Lagniappe Brass Band, 10

Blue nile — David Bode Octet, 10

BMc — Abita Blues, 7; Maryflynn & Prohibition Jazz & Blues, 9:30 cAfe negril — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9

cArrollTon sTATion — Notes & Quotes Songwriters Night, 9 check PoinT chArlie — Nervous Duane, 7; Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 11 chickie WAh WAh — New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 8 d.B.A. — New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 9

hosTel neW orleAns — Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8

hoWlin’ Wolf (The den) — The Big Busk: A Night of Burlesque & Music feat. Dirty Bourbon River Show, 9 MAPle leAf BAr — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 oAk — Reed Alleman, 7

PreservATion hAll — Joint Chiefs of Jazz feat. Frank Oxley, 8

rock ’n’ BoWl — James “The Sleeping Giant” Winfield, 8:30

snug hArBor JAzz BisTro — Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, 8 & 10 sPoTTed cAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 yuki izAkAyA — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Wednesday 15 12 BAr — Ruby Moon, 7; BrassA-Holics, 9 BAcchAnAl — Jazz Lab feat. Jesse Morrow, 7:30 BAnks sTreeT BAr — Major

Blue nile — United Postal Project, 8; Kris Royal & Dark Matter, 10 BMc — Lynn Drury, 7; Blues4Sale, 9:30

cAndlelighT lounge — Treme Brass Band, 9

check PoinT chArlie — T-Bone Stone, 7; Stephanie Nilles, 11

chickie WAh WAh — Iguanas, 8:30

circle BAr — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6; Big Blue Marble, White Colla Crimes, 10 d.B.A. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10

dos Jefes uPToWn cigAr BAr — Bob Andrews, 9:30 huddle sPorTs BAr — Band of Brothers, 9 kerry irish PuB — Chip Wilson, 9

lAcAvA’s sPorTs BAr — Crossfire, 9 MAPle leAf BAr — Jenn Howard, 10

MoJo sTATion — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

neuTrAl ground coffeehouse — Free Ticket, 9; Natalie Palms, 10 one eyed JAcks — Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Grant Watts, 9

PreservATion hAll — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8 rock ’n’ BoWl — Swing-ARoux, 8:30

snug hArBor JAzz BisTro — Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 TroPicAl isle BourBon — Damien Louviere, 5 & 9

yuki izAkAyA — By and By, 8

Thursday 16 12 BAr — John Mooney, 10

BAcchAnAl — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30 BAnks sTreeT BAr — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 9 BAyou PArk BAr — Ron Hotstream, 9

The BeAch — Chicken on the Bone, 7 Big Al’s sAloon — Danny Alexander’s Blues Jam, 8

BMc — Low-Stress Quintet, 7; J.P. Carmody & the Micro Brues, 10 cArrollTon sTATion — Neslort, 9

chArMAine neville’s JAzz cluB — Mario Ortiz, 7 check PoinT chArlie — Domenic, 7; Pwells, 11

chickie WAh WAh — Richard Julian, 8:30

circle BAr — Sam and Boone, 6; Kipori Woods, 10 d.B.A. — Eric Lindell, 7; Washboard Rodeo, 10

dos Jefes uPToWn cigAr BAr — Loren Pickford, 9:30 hi-ho lounge — Stooges Brass Band, 9:30

hosTel neW orleAns — Uniquity feat. Slangston Hughes and Elliot Luv, 11

house of Blues — Mystikal, Ghetto Twiinz, 9

irvin MAyfield’s JAzz PlAyhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; Shamarr Allen, 8 kerry irish PuB — Steve Keith, 9

krAzy korner — Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, 4; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

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SOUL SECT 7PM 12/17 ANDERS OSBORNE CHRISTMAS JAM 10:30PM

The MAison — Influencia de Jazz, 7; Rue Fiya, 10

LYNN DRURY 7PM 12/18 CYRIL NEVILLEʼS NEVILLUTION HOLIDAY 10PM

liTTle TroPicAl isle — Al Hebert, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

MAPle leAf BAr — The Trio, 10 neuTrAl ground coffeehouse — Nattie, 8; Frans Schumann, 9; Dead Rabbits, 10 oAk — Buck Baker Trio, 8

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PAlM courT JAzz cAfe — Crescent City Joymakers feat. Tim Laughlin, 8 PreservATion hAll — Paulin Brothers Brass Band, 8

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snug hArBor JAzz BisTro — Spencer Bohren Christmas Party, 8 & 10 TiPiTinA’s — Noise for Toys Second Harvest Food Bank concert feat. Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Coot, Billy Iuso & friends and others, 7:30

vAughAn’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

friday 17 12 BAr — Soul Sect, 7; Anders Osborne Christmas Jam feat. Stanton Moore, Big Sam and others, 10:30 BABylon lounge — Days Taken, Intervert, Autumn Day Stranglers, 10

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BMc — By & By String Band, 3:30; Caroline Fourmy & Her Jazz Band, 7; Rue Fiya, 10;

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Carrollton Station — Cortland Burke Band, Coleman Jernigan Project, DJ Chris Hooper, 9:30 CheCk Point Charlie — Geb Rault Band, 7; Mumbles, 11

ChiCkie Wah Wah — Wilson & Moore, 5; Mia Borders, 9

CirCle Bar — Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6; Bills, Split Lips, Rotten Cores, Steve Eck, 10 CluB 7140 — Michael Ward, 8

d.B.a. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Rotary Downs, 10 doS JefeS uPtoWn Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 hermeS Bar — Sasha Masakowski, 9:30 & 11

hoWlin’ Wolf (the den) — Vedas, 9 kerry iriSh PuB — Damien Louviere, 5; Hurricane Refugees, 9

le Bon temPS roule — Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, 11 the maiSon — Some Like it Hot!, 7; Yojimbo, 10; Abney Effect, midnight

maPle leaf Bar — Tribute to James Booker, 7; Beausoleil, 11

neutral ground CoffeehouSe — Damn Hippies, 7; Gallivan Burwell, 9; Gina Forsyth, 10 oak — Mike Kobrin, 8

old Point Bar — Tuba Skinny, 9:30

roCk ’n’ BoWl — Top Cats, 9:30

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SPeCkled t’S — Sweet Root, 8

St. roCh tavern — The Way, 9 tiPitina’S — Flow Tribe, Local Skank, 10

tommy’S Wine Bar — Tommy’s Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9 yelloW moon Bar — Michael James & His Lonesome, 9

Saturday 18 12 Bar — Lynn Drury, 7; Cyril Neville, 10

aPPle Barrel — Peter Orr, 7

BaBylon lounge — Drapers, Jason Frilot Acoustic, 10 BaCChanal — Harmonouche feat. Raphael Bas, 8

BankS Street Bar — Earphunk, 10 Bayou Park Bar — Hex, Scarecrow Sonic Boombox, Indian Giver, 10

Blue nile — New Orleans Musicians Clinic Christmas benefit feat. Smoky Greenwell & Blues Gnus, Johnny Neil, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio and others, 7; Los Po-boy-citos (upstairs), 10

BmC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Andy

J Forest, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

Carrollton Station — Christmas Party feat. Missing Links, 7 CheCk Point Charlie — Louisiana Hellbenders, 7; Sweet Jones, 11

ChiCkie Wah Wah — Aaron “Woody” Wood, BlueBrass Project members, 101 Runners, 3pc. Spicy, 10 CirCle Bar — Jazzholes, 6; Zorch, Smiley with a Knife, Testaverde, 10 CoaCh’S Corner — Black Magnolia, 10

CoConut CluB — Uncle Wayne Daigrepont, 7:30 d.B.a. — John Boutte, 8; Good Enough for Good Times, 11 deCkBar & grille — Miche & MixMavens, 8 doS JefeS uPtoWn Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick CD release, 10

fair grindS CoffeehouSe — Mark Growden, 7 hermeS Bar — Khris Royal, 9:30 & 11

hoWlin’ Wolf — Soul Rebels Brass Band, Gris Gris, Bout It Brass Band, 10 hoWlin’ Wolf northShore — Benjy Davis Project, Generation Way, 9

hoWlin’ Wolf (the den) — Mike’s Birthday Bash feat. Mississippi Rail Company, Carmine P. Filthy, members of New Grass Country Club & Stathakula, 9 kerry iriSh PuB — Speed The Mule, 5; Rites of Passage, 9 le Bon temPS roule — Soul Project, 11

louiSiana muSiC faCtory — Linnzi Zaorski, 2; Raphael Bas, 3; Holley Bendtsen & Amasa Miller, 4 the maiSon — Mmm Lawdy, 7; Jeremy Phipps & the Outsiders, 10; Revealers, midnight maPle leaf Bar — Gravy & J the Savage, 10

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SPeCkled t’S — Hip Boot Joe, 8

SPotted Cat — Luke Winslow King, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10

SWeet lorraine’S Jazz CluB — Courtney Bryan CD release, 10 tiPitina’S — Chilluns, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes & friends, 10

neutral ground CoffeehouSe — Aftershock, 7; Clint Kaufmann, 8; Mr. Steve, 9; Mob Town, 10

tWiSt of lime — Terranova, Black Primer, 10

old Point Bar — Big Daddy O, 9:30

BankS Street Bar — Bru’s New Funk Order, 9

oak — Mia Borders, 8

one eyed JaCkS — Tin Men, 11

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Palm Court Jazz Band feat. Lionel Ferbos, 8 PeliCan CluB — Sandford Hinderlie, 7

PreServation hall — 726 Jazz Band feat. William Smith, 8

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Blue nile — Mainline, 10

BmC — Nola Music Series, 1; Joe Kennedy Project, 5:30; Ritmo Calipso, 9; George Sartin Band, midnight Cafe negril — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10

roCk ’n’ BoWl — Eric Lindell, 9:30

ChamPionS SPortS PuB & grill — Sam Cammarata, 8

Snug harBor Jazz BiStro — Stanton Moore Trio, 8 & 10

CirCle Bar — Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7; Mark

ShamroCk Bar — Dash Rip Rock, 9

ChiCkie Wah Wah — Tom Fitzpatrick CD release, 8

Growden, Mark Bertrand, David Doucet, 10

d.B.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Louisiana Hellbenders, 10

donna’S Bar & grill — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

hi-ho lounge — Jane’s Birthday Variety Show feat. Ratty Scurvics, 10

hoWlin’ Wolf (the den) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 kerry iriSh PuB — Traditional Irish Session, 4; Betsy McGovern, 8:30

madigan’S — Anderson/Easley Project, 9 the maiSon — Doombalaya, 10 maPle leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10

PreServation hall — Creole Christmas feat. Lars Edegran, Big Al Carson, Topsy Chapman & St. Peter All-Stars, 2 & 4 Snug harBor Jazz BiStro — James Booker Tribute feat. Davell Crawford, Tom McDermott & Larry Sieberth, 8 & 10

SPotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10

tiPitina’S — Sunday Music Workshop feat. Tima & Rich Vogel, Johnny Vidacovich, 1; Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30; Fess Fest feat. Tipitina’s All-Star Band, Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews and others, 7 yuki izakaya — Luke Winslow King, 7

monday 20 BankS Street Bar — N’awlins Johnnys, 9 BJ’S lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10

BmC — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30 BourBon CoWBoy too — MoonShyn, 7:30

CirCle Bar — Autotomii, Rabbit, 10 donna’S Bar & grill — Les Getrex & the Blues All-Star Band, 9

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funky Pirate — Willie Lockett & All Purpose Blues Band, 8 hi-ho lounge — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8 kerry iriSh PuB — Steve Keith, 9

maPle leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 neutral ground CoffeehouSe — Free Ticket, 7; Danielle Thomas, 8; Collective Dreams, 9 old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio, 8 PreServation hall — Preservation Hall Band feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug harBor Jazz BiStro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 SPeCkled t’S — Beagles, 6

SPotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

troPiCal iSle original — Damien Louviere, 1; Big Feets, 5; Rhythm & Rain, 9

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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Sunday Night Swingsters feat. Lucien Barbarin, 8

ContemPorary artS Center — 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org — FriSat: Judith Owen & Harry Shearer’s Holiday Sing-A-Long

one eyed JaCkS — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 9

the PreCinCt — Funk Express, 7:30

feat. Phillip Manuel, Leah Chase, Pfister Sisters and others, 8

deW droP SoCial and Benevolent hall — 400

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firSt BaPtiSt ChurCh of Covington — 16333 Hwy.

1085, Covington, (985) 8922149; www.fbccov.org — Thu: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents A Baroque Christmas, 7:30; Fri-Sat: Skaggs Family Christmas feat. Ricky Skaggs, 7

firSt BaPtiSt ChurCh of neW orleanS — 5290 Canal Blvd.,

482-5775; www.fbcno.org — Fri: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents A Baroque Christmas, 7:30

fulton Street — at Poydras Street near Harrah’s Hotel — Fri: Miracle on Fulton Street presents Benny Grunch & the Bunch, 8; Sat: Classic Addict, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, 5; Sun: Sharon Martin, 4; Mon: Judy Spellman, 6:30

mt. Salem miSSionary BaPtiSt ChurCh — 2800 First St., 5231448 — Mon: Jo “Cool” Davis, Cordell Chambliss, James “Sugar Boy” Crawford and others, 6 St. Clement of rome PariSh (voSBein hall) — 4317

Richland Ave., Metairie, 887-7821; www.stclementofrome.org — Fri: Sarah Jane McMahon, 7:30

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Stage door Canteen at the national World War ii muSeum — 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 — Wed: Victory Belles Christmas Show, noon trinity ePiSCoPal ChurCh —

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trinity united miSSionary BaPtiSt ChurCh — 3501 N.

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BURLESQUE (PG-13) — A small-town girl (Christina Aguilera) moves to Los Angeles and finds her place in an ailing burlesque theater run by a former dancer (Cher). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER (PG) — The lat-

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DEEP SEA (NR) — Audiences experience the depths of the ocean. Entergy IMAX DINOSAURS ALIVE! (NR) —

David Clark helms a CGI jaunt in a Jurassic park. Entergy IMAX, Kenner MegaDome

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FAIR GAME (PG-13) — Naomi

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FASTER (R) — After being released from prison, a man looks to avenge his brother’s murder — but there are people on the hunt for him, too. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace

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As aspiring New York ballerina Nina, Natalie Portman explores her dark side after an opportunity to play the lead in Swan Lake plunges her into the story’s love rivalry between the elegant and innocent White Swan and the sensuous and devious Black Swan. In Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) focuses on backstage drama as he mirrors the classic ballet’s tragic elements. Nina suffers under a controlling mother (Barbara Hershey), is pushed by a demanding director (Vincent Cassel) and is enticed by a rival dancer (Mila Kunis). Opens Friday at Canal Place.

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GRAND CANYON: RIVER AT RISK (NR) — Robert Redford

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS THE APARTMENT (NR) — A

struggling insurance clerk discovers he can earn money and improve his status by lending out his apartment to executives and their mistresses, but complications arise. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com BOXING GYM (NR) — Fredrick

Wiseman’s documentary captures the diverse population of people who train at an Austin, Texas boxing gym. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

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A CHRISTMAS STORY (PG) — A boy living in the 1940s is out to convince everyone around him that a BB gun is an appropriate Christmas gift for a young child. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday and Dec. 25, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com FOUR LIONS (R) — The satire

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (NR) — In Frank Capra’s classic,

an angel helps a distraught businessman (James Stewart) by showing what life would be like if he never existed. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 22, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

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After years of a mysterious absence, a young man returns to the Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 9:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net A NIGHT OF SHORT FILMS & MUSIC VIDEOS — New

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OPENING THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com — “Eat, Drink & Be Merry,”

a group invitational exhibit featuring 14 artists, through January. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

WINDSOR COURT HOTEL. 300 Gravier St., 522-1922; www. windsorcourthotel.com —

Claude Ave., 525-2767; www. barristersgallery.com — “Like a Prayer: Reflections of the 21st Century Feminine,” a group exhibition featuring 20 artists, through December. BRUNNER GALLERY. 215 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 893-0444; www.brunnergallery.com — Paintings by Eliza-

beth L. Noble; mixed-media drawings by Dale Newkirk; both through December.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com — “Totally Bald,”

works by Thomasine Bartlett in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 5, 2011.

CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective.com — “Silent Moan,”

Works by Robert Guthrie. Artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

silver gelatin prints by Michael Donnor in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

GALLERIES

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition

3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 5692700; www.3rcp.com — “Blood

Sport,” works by Stacy Kranitz; “Action/Reaction,” works by Erica Stavis; both in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December. A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photographs by Sebastião

Salgado, through Jan. 1, 2011. Works by Michael Kenna in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 1, 2011.

minous Notes,” oil paintings by Michelle Gagliano, through Dec. 24. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. antennagallery.org — “Color

Falls Down,” works by Priya Kambli in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 2, 2011.

AORTA PROJECTS. Poland Avenue and N. Miro Street; www. aortaprojects.blogspot.com — “Blue Fence,” installation

by Jennifer Odem, through December.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by

Louise Guidry, jewelry by Adriana Penco and mosaics by Christine Ledoux, through Dec. 30. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www. arthurrogergallery.com — “Flowers,” mixed media by Nicole Charbonnet, through Dec. 24. Photographs by David Halliday in conjunction with PhotoNOLA; “Water, Water Everywhere So Let’s Have a Drink,” video installation by Okay Mountain Collective for Prospect.1.5; both through Jan. 29, 2011. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St.

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The

gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — Annual Christmas exhibition, featuring works by Christina Goodman and gallery artists, through December. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Pastels by Joaquim

Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — “Field

Notes: Searching for Southern Mythology,” works by Leslie Addison and George Harvard Yerger in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paint-

ings from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — Works

by Grissel Giuliano, Angela Martin Berry, Maggie Covert, Lisette de Boisblanc and Terry DeRoche in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

DARKROOM. 1927 Sophie Wright Place, 522-3211; www. neworleansdarkroom.com —

Reflowered Jose Maria Cundin is elusive. He has exhibited here since the 1960s but is rarely seen in person. A resident of Folsom who once lived in Broadmoor, he disappeared to Miami in between. His work also is slippery. Twelve AntiPortraits is an appropriate title, because his images are abstract, depicting no actual likenesses. But Cundin is a master of color and light, and here they are used to evoke the tone and tenor of his subjects’ personalities. Chavez, Why Don’t You Shut Up? is an agglomeration of red, tangerine and green blobs bathed in the unholy crimson glow that we might expect from Venezuela’s loose cannon presidente. But in Carlos Gardel Singing “Muneca Brava,” the blobs seem to gyrate harmoniously, as if to the music of the legendary Argentine tango singer/songwriter. In this show, Cundin presents his own unique approach to biographical history painting that relies solely on cellular forms and richly irradiated colors to convey his subject’s inner essence. And once again, the canny Basque expatriate escapes any attempts to define him. Nicole Charbonnet is concerned with images more for what they symbolize than what they represent. Her paintings suggest how iconic forms can erode, either in fact or in people’s perceptions of them. Here she focuses on flowers. Erased Picasso (pictured) is a play on Robert Rauschenberg’s erasure of a Willem de Kooning drawing in 1953 as an artistic statement (with de Kooning’s consent). While Picasso’s image of a pair of hands holding flowers is the rare example of his work that reads as a universal gesture, it has for that reason been seen by millions of eyes over time. And if mass viewing does not actually erode such images, their very familiarity causes them to slowly fade in consciousness. Charbonnet monumentalizes this process with evanescent pigments on stuccolike surfaces. Here the abraded boundaries of her images allow space for interpretation, so familiar forms are unique and mysterious once again. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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Flowers: Mixed-Media Paintings by Nicole Charbonnet Through Dec. 24 Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery.com Twelve Anti-Portraits: New Paintings by Jose-Maria Cundin Through Jan. 29 Gallery Bienvenu, 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu.com

stract expressionist paintings by Busch, through Feb. 3, 2011.

Exhibit Into the Flatlands and the Year of Believing,” works by Rachael Therese Depauw, Niki Fisk, Rebecca Rebouche and Kathleen Robbins in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 4, 2011.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Denouement:

FRAMIN’ PLACE & GALLERY. 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-3311;

“Newsworthy,” works by Colin Miller in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through January. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Incidental Journey,” ab-

www.nolaframing.com — Prints by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing. FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www.fredrickguessstudio.com — Paintings by

Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.;

www.nolafront.org — “Black Gold,” a group exhibition by artist collective Team Lump and gallery members, through Jan. 2, 2011.

with PhotoNOLA; through December.

GALERIE D’ART FRANCAIS. 541 Royal St., 581-6925 — Works by

photographs by Lesley Wells, ongoing.

GALERIE PORCHE WEST. 3201 Burgundy St., 947-3880 — Pho-

KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 565-5445; www.kakogallery.com — Paintings by Don Picou and

Todd White, ongoing.

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing.

GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery artists, ongoing. GALLERY 421. 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-5858 — More than 500 pieces of art by more than 50 artists, ongoing. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu. com — “Twelve Anti-Portraits,” works by Jose-Maria Cundin, through Jan. 29, 2011. GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. guthriecontemporary.com — Works by Jennifer Shaw in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December. “Schemata,” works by Susan Dory, ongoing. HAROUNI GALLERY. 829 Royal St., 299-8900 — Paintings by David

Harouni, ongoing.

HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www. heriardcimino.com — “Of-

ferings,” monotypes by José Bedia, paintings by Margaret Evangeline and sculpture by Martin Payton; “Where Danger and Dishonor Lurks,” fiber sculpture by Loren Schwerd for Prospect.1.5; both through December.

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Everyday Hybrid,” a group

exhibition for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 27, 2011.

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by

Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing.

JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,”

Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing.

KAWLIGA STUDIOS. 3331 St. Claude Ave., (225) 276-8159 — “Any Day Now,” works by

Amy Davis, Alleyn Evans and Benjamin Mortimer in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 7, 2011.

KEN KIRSCHMAN ARTSPACE. NOCCA|Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St. — “A Second of Your Time,” a

group exhibition of five artists for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 7, 2011.

KEVIN GILLENTINE GALLERY. 39173919 Magazine St., 891-0509; www.kevingillentine.com —

“When Doors Become Walls,” wet plate collodion images by Euphus Ruth in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through December.

KKPROJECTS. 2448 N. Villere St., 415-9880; www.kkprojects.org — “Knead,” works by Kristian

Hansen, Tora Lopez, John Oles and William Murphy, ongoing.

KURT E. SCHON. 510-520 St. Louis St., 524-5462 — The gallery specializes in 18th and 19th century European oil paintings by artists from the French Salon and Royal Academy as well as French Impressionists. L9 CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 539 Caffin Ave., 948-0056 — “Faces

of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing. LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 — Paintings by Holly Sarre,

ongoing.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Asteroids and

JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www.jamiehayes.com — New Orleans-style

Other Heavenly Bodies,” works by Alan Gerson; “Persistent, Transient Objects,” works by Brice Bischoff for Prospect.1.5, through December.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com —

LOUISIANA ARTWORKS. 818 Howard Ave., Suite 300, 571-7373; www.louisianaartworks.org — “Visions of Excellence,” an

art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing.

“Only in New Orleans,” a group exhibition of paintings, through December. JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Subliminal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

“Vines and Lines,” works by Daisuke Shintani, through Dec. 28. “Untimely Ruins,” works by Kevin Levine; “Selections from the Past,” works by Generic Art Solutions; both in conjunction

exhibition by Pictures of the Year International in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 11, 2011.

LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www.louisianacrafts.org — Group show featuring works from guild members, ongoing. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www.mfrancisgallery.com — “La Vie en

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ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www. angelakinggallery.com — “Lu-

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through December. Works by Jonathan M. Hicks for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011.

MAHALIA JACKSON EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY LEARNING CENTER. 2405 Jackson Ave. — “The Angola Project,” works by Bruce

Davenport Jr., Deborah Luster, Jackie Sumell, Lori Waselchuk and Angola Prison artists for Prospect.1.5, through December.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 427-4759; www.martinechaissongallery. com — “Fragile Beauty,” works by Marjorie Brown Pierson in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 29, 2011. METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Unconventional Portrait,”

works by Mark Bercier, David Halliday, Gina Phillips and Alexander Stolin, ongoing.

MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 558-0505; www.michalopoulos.com — Paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS GALLERY. 835 Julia St., 585-1945; www.michelleywilliams.com —

Works by Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Sculptural works in metal

by Jonathan Taube; participatory sidewalk art by Tish Douzart; glass rock sculpture by Curtiss Brock; all through Jan. 8, 2011.

NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane.edu — “Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan,” through Jan. 9, 2011. OAK STREET GALLERY. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0521 — “12 x 12 Days of Christmas,” works presented in 12-inch by 12-inch format, through December.

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OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — “The Machine in the Garden,” a group exhibition of paintings, photographs and sculpture for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 8, 2011. ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 5011151 — Works by local and national artists, ongoing. PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing. PHOTO WORKS NEW ORLEANS. 521 St. Ann St., 593-9090; www.photoworksneworleans.com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., 899-4100 — “Southern Isolation,” photographs by

Anna Hrnjack and E. Paul Julien, through Jan. 28, 2011.

REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart.com — “Vintage New Orleans

Artists,” watercolors, etchings and folk art; “Patrons Saints,” works by Shelley Barberot; both ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com —

Works by Lauren Thomas, Ashley Beach, Sabine Chadborn, Denice Bizot and other New Orleans artists, ongoing. RIVERSTONE GALLERIES. 719 Royal St., 4129882; 729 Royal St., 581-3688; Riverwalk, 1 Poydras St., Suite 36, 566-0588; 733 Royal St., 525-9988; www.riverstonegalleries.net — Multimedia works by Ricardo Lozano,

Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing.

ROBERE LORD GALLERY. 2375 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-5802; www.roberelordgallery.com —

“Assuming the Sublime,” works by Bellavia, through December. RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244;

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www.georgerodrigue.com — Works by George Rodrigue, ongoing. ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY. 446 Vallette St., Algiers Point, 366-3602; www.rosetreeglass.com — Hand-blown

glasswork, ongoing.

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www.rustypelicanart.com — Works by

Travis and Lexi Linde, ongoing.

SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I

Genti H2O,” works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing.

SHEILA’S FINE ART STUDIO. 1427 N. Johnson St., 473-3363; www. sheilaart.com — Works by

Sheila Phipps, ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Louisiana & Trees: Life Entwined,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 11, 2011. SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 847-9458 — “Out of the Blue,” a

group exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3, 2011.

SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell — “Voices:

Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden,” through Friday.

STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Fired Up,”

sculpture and pottery by MaPo Kinnord-Payton; “Minimalist Series,” watercolors by Alvin Roy; both through December.

STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 942-0200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel Sessions: First Install-

ment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing.

STUDIO GALLERY. 338 Baronne St., Third Floor, 529-3306 —

Works by YA/YA artists, ongoing.

TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “A Three Cornered Hat,” collage by Billy Renkl, altered intaglio by Ruth Marten and found objects by Michele Muenning, through Jan. 10, 2011. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing. TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — Works

by Bill Binnings, Robert Cook, Donna Duffy, Scott Ewen, Juli Juneau, Kevin LeBlanc, Ingrid Moses, Gale Ruggiero, Robert Seago and Scott Upton, ongoing.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Pannaroma:

Photographs Made with

Thomas Roma’s 1x3 Camera,” a group exhibition featuring 15 artists, through Jan. 2, 2011. VENUSIAN GARDENS ART GALLERY. 2601 Chartres St., 9437446; www.venusiangardens. com — “Luminous Sculpture,”

works by Eric Ehlenberger, ongoing.

VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — “French

Towns and Countrysides,” an exhibition featuring 19th- and 20th-century French painters, through December.

WMSJR. 1061 Camp St., 2999455; www.wmsjr.com — Paintings by Will Smith, ongoing. A WORK OF ART GALLERY. 8212 Oak St., 862-5244 — Glass works

by Juli Juneau; works from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS ELEMORE MORGAN AS MENTOR EXHIBIT. The Hillard University

Art Museum at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks artists who studied under Morgan between 1965 and 1998 to participate in an exhibition. Email lagray@louisiana.edu for details. Submission deadline is Dec. 31.

MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Permanent

exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records.

AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Through A Crowd, Bravely:

The 50th Anniversary of Public School Desegregation in New Orleans,” an exhibition about the 1960 integration of William Frantz and McDonogh 19 elementary schools, through Dec. 22.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Ephemera: River

with Flowers,” installation by Brandon Graving, through Feb. 27, 2011. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www.themckennamuseum.com — “Something Old,

Something New,” works by Letitia Huckaby in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Jan. 15, 2011. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org —

“Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design,” textiles, jewelry, prints, linoleum blocks, drawings and glassware by the

jewelry designer, through Jan. 2, 2011. “Seventh Ward: People, Places and Traditions,” a group exhibition in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Feb. 28, 2011. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — “Stick Around for Joy,” paint-

ings by Brandon Anschultz, through Dec. 23. “Untitled No. 6029,” sculpture by Eric Dallimore, through December.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “LSU: Building an American

Renaissance,” a traveling exhibit about the university’s architectural history, through Jan. 1, 2011.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Living With Hurri-

canes: Katrina and Beyond,” an exhibition of stories, artifacts and science displays, ongoing.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Ours To

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Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010,” through Jan. 23, 2011. “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Feb. 13, 2011, and more. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org —

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oyster plates from Jim and Diane Gossen’s private collection; “The Don Effect,” an exhibit based on the Goat in the Road theater and dance production of the same name; both through December.

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GET IN ON THE ACT LITTLE WOMEN. Slidell Little Theatre,

2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 6410324; www.slidelllittletheatre.org — The theater presents the stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel about the lives of four sisters. Tickets $14 general admission, $7 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Satuday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com — The 2005 Tony Award-winner for best musical is based on the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tickets start at $25 (plus fees). 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

THEATER 6X6. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Six playwrights get a topic and one week to write a 10-minute play. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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AFTER DARK. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — Steve Kluger’s romantic comedy follows two men as they meet and open up to each other in a diner, and then picks up with their relationship five years later. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE WHOLE STORY. Actor’s Theatre of New

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Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — Rene J.F. Piazza re-imagines Dickens’ classic as a screwball comedy. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A CHRISTMAS CAROL. North Star Theatre, 347 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-1500; www.northstartheatre.com — The theater presents the Charles Dickens play. Tickets $15 general admission, $12 seniors, $8 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. A CHRISTMAS STORY. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org — The comedy is based on the film about a 9-yearold boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas, much to the distress of everyone around him. Tickets $15-$30. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. DIVAS TAKE ACTION. Le Chat Noir, 715

St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Amy Alvarez, Troi Bechet, Bryan Batt and others perform in the benefit for the NO/ AIDS Taskforce and Season of Concern in Chicago. Tickets $50 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Tuesday. FANTASTIC MISTER FOX. Contem-

porary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org — Roald Dahl’s adventure comes to life with cardboard tunnels, allowing audiences to crawl through the sets. Tickets $20. Runs through February. Days and times vary; visit the CAC website for details.

IF YOU KNOW HIM, SAY YEAH!

Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Anthony Bean’s original Christmas gospel play features Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman’s Voices of Thunder prison choir. Tickets $18 general admission, $16 students and seniors. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Zeitgeist

Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;

Beggars' Banquet There’s nothing like heading downtown for a little knife play, extortion and whoring. Throw in some music and you have the recent production of The Threepenny Opera, a lively and riveting three-hour crime spree at the AllWays Lounge. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s musical is a rich story of love, crime, exploitation and betrayal, but adventurous casting gave the production great contrast in all the right places and brought onstage some of the crazed energy of city streets and desperate straits. The crowded front barroom of the AllWays became the bustling underbelly of Victorian London, a demimonde of beggars and thieves swirling about from the small stage down a runway extending to the bar, with some performance spaces set among the audience. Macheath (Ratty Scurvics) is a menacing and savvy figure, a former pimp and thief who will lie to, steal from and betray anyone. He is interested in Polly (Pandora Gastelum), the daughter of Mr. Peachum (Chris Wecklein), kingpin of an extortion racket that requires beggars to pay him protection money. It’s all dirty business, and each man tries to keep the police in his back pocket so his operation runs smoothly. But what sets the notorious Macheath (aka Mack the Knife) and Peachum at odds is the prospect of marriage between the rogue and Polly. Dennis Monn directed familiar faces Becky Allen (Mrs. Peachum), Wecklein and Harry Mayronne (musical director/ piano); some relatively new performers in the local theater scene — Andrew Vaught (narrator/Rev. Kimball), Gastelum (the puppeteer behind the Mudlark Puppeteers), Emilie Whelan (Vixen); poet Raymond “Moose” Jackson (author of Loup Garou) as Matthew of the Mint; and some not so familiar stage presences — Kristian Rotharemel (Crooked Finger Jake) and Ooops the Clown (Dolly). The jazz band on stage featured standouts Aurora Nealand (Panorama Jazz Band) and Walter McClements (Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?). Just about everyone had great moments; highlights included Gastelum’s singing, the updated street vernacular of the heavily tattooed thugs, Scurvic’s cocky angling as Macheath, and Monica R. Harris as the comically desperate and spurned other wife of Macheath. Allen seemed born to play Mrs. Peachum, who is not about to hand her daughter over to Macheath or yield to a gaggle of whores. Not every note rang true, however. The show’s best known number, “Flick Knife Song” (aka “Mack the Knife”), was a misdemeanor offense. But even at three hours, the show flew by, and as all the miscreants in London would understand, it left you begging for more. — Will Coviello www.zeitgeistinc.net — Members of NOLA Voice Talent perform a stage adaptation of the Frank Capra film to benefit Common Ground Relief. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A LITTLE CHRISTMAS. Le Petit

Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com — Bryan

Batt stars in the Christmas musical about a child who finds the spirit of the holiday season locked away in her grandparents’ attic. An afterparty follows the Sunday show (tickets $10 general admission, $5 children). Tickets $30 general admission, $20 children. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — A.J. Allegra performs a one-man show based on the story from David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice. Tickets $21 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday.

SCROOGE IN ROUGE. Le Chat Noir,

715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www. cabaretlechatnoir.com — Jefferson Turner re-imagines The Christmas Carol as a British music hall show in the production starring Ricky Graham, Yvette Hargis and Varla Jean Merman. Tickets $32 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 26. 8 p.m. Dec. 23, 2 p.m. Dec. 26. No show Dec. 25.

SNOW GIRLS. Southern Rep Theater,

The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www. southernrep.com — The Running With Scissors production is a parody of Showgirls set in the North Pole. Tickets $25 Friday-Saturday, $20 Sunday. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.sonesta. com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com — The burlesque troupe’s show features dancer Michelle L’amour. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday.

DANCE BALLET LOUISIANE NUTCRACKER.

Jesuit High School auditorium, 4133 Banks St., 486-6631; www. jesuitnola.org — The ballet features dancers from Komenka Dance Troupe and Haller Classic Ballet. Call 482-0038 for details. Tickets $20 general admission, $10 children 11 and under. 2 p.m. Saturday. DELTA FESTIVAL BALLET NUTCRACKER. Tulane University Dixon Hall,

6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000 — The ballet features a cast of more than 150 dancers and musical accompaniment by the Louisiana


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AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. marignytheatre.org — The choreographers perform their experimental dance/theater piece “smithsoniansmith.” Tickets $10. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday.

OPERA OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET. The Inn on Bourbon

Hotel, 541 Bourbon St., 524-7611; www.innonbourbon.com — Vocalists from the New Orleans Opera Association perform. Free admission. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 400-6145 — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’

Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday.

COMEDY SPORTZ NOLA. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a safe-for-all-ages team comedy competition. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

DYKES OF HAZARD. Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur St., 5711863; www.myspace.com/ rubyfruitjunglenola — Kristen Becker hosts a comedy show with music, burlesque and more. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Friday. FETCHING HOLIDAY SWEATERS.

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2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 9484003 — Tony Frederick hosts a stand-up comedy show with professional comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday. ROUNDHOUSE. La Nuit Com-

edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Comedians perform a barefoot, long-form impro-

visation show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday. SIDNEY’S STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

Sidney’s, 1674 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 341-0103 — The show features professional and amateur comics. Free admission. Sign-up is 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Bar, 3515 Hessmer Ave., 3095325 — The comedy troupe stars Johnathan Christiansen, Gant Laborde, Ken Lafrance, Bob Murrell and Kelli Rosher. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy.com for details. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

If you are getting nostalgic for Running with Scissors’ former annual holiday serial Grenadine McGunkle’s DoubleWide Christmas, don’t worry, the trash doesn’t fall far from the trailer park. Or, in this case, trailer pole. Snow Girls is a gratuitous parody of Showgirls, and the pole isn’t nearly as frigid as you might think. This winter wonderland is full of strip clubs, and sexual favors seem to be the only currency exchanged. Brian Peterson is entertaining as the scantily clad and alternately conniving and blase Nomey Maloney, a “dancer” at the Snow Job club who wants to headline the more legit show at the Aurora Borealis club. In a nod to the Rankin/ Bass Productions holiday stop-motion animation classics, one club is managed by Heatmiser and the other by Jack Frost. Every shift in venue comes with a few dirty jokes from a Catskills comedianstyle emcee. Maloney covets Krystal Berger’s (Bob Edes Jr.) fame while resisting her advances, and in the end there’s only room for one star on the pole. Unfortunately, as a trashy spectacle, Showgirls barely leaves anything to the imagination. The incorporation of All About Eve elements helps Snow Girls, particularly in animating Edes as the aging lead dancer, but this is not the most intricate story the troupe has ever unwrapped for the holidays. It’s more of a fluffed up hourlong sketch with a musical number tacked on. That said, nobody does it better, and there is no holiday letdown when it comes to the physical comedy of men stuffing body stockings or flurries of double entendres. There’s a funny water ballet scene that takes a zany detour from all the strip club humor, but rest assured, it’s still raunchy. Everything that’s overly precious about the holidays takes a spin on the pole. If you have trouble telling the difference between naughty and nice, this might be what you deserve. — Will Coviello

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Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $7.50, free for members. 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday 16 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of

Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during the weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday 17 FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC CAMP WITH THE PFISTER SISTERS.

Saturday 18 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN . Trinity Lutheran

Church, 620 Eliza St., 3680411 — The event features Christmas songs, stories, crafts, pizza and drinks. Preregistration is recommended. Free admission. 10 a.m. to noon.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — Children learn about the history of gingerbread houses while constructing their own. Pre-registration is required. Admission $5 per child, free for members. 10 a.m. to noon. MRS. CLAUS’ NORTH POLE MAGIC . Children’s Castle, 501

Williams Blvd., Kenner, 4687231 — The Port-A-Puppet Players present the holiday show. Admission $5. 11:30 a.m.

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — Children create holiday

CANCER EDUCATION CLASS. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www. ejgh.org — The hospital hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 456-5000 for information. 6 p.m. CASA NEW ORLEANS ORIENTATIONS. CASA holds

orientations for those interested in becoming volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in foster care. Call 522-1962 for details. Tuesday, Thursday, Monday, Dec. 28 and Jan. 5. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Broadway Street

Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West

Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m. HOMEBUYER’S WORKSHOP.

Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 5817032; www.prcno.org — The topic of the PRC workshop is “Historic Preservation Tax Credits and Other Financial Incentives.” Free admission. 6 p.m.

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Jefferson Parish West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 364-2660 — Liz Williams of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum presents an exhibit of community cookbooks from Louisiana that shaped the culture of their time. Free admission. 7 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS MEETING .

Girl Scouts Louisiana East Corporate Headquarters, 841 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, 733-8220; www. girlscouts.org — Jackie Alexander, CEO of Girl Scouts Louisiana East, speaks at the monthly dinner program. Call 391-6112 or 250-5311 for details. Admission $20. 6:30 p.m. RECYCLED FASHION SHOW DESIGNERS MEETING . Bridge

House, 1160 Camp St., 5222124; www.bridgehouse.org

RELAY FOR LIFE MEETING .

American Sector, 945 Magazine St., (504)528-1940; www.nationalww2museum. org — The meeting is for team captains as well as anyone interested in joining or volunteering at next year’s Relay for Life. Visit www. relayforlife.org/neworleans for details. Free admission. 6:30 p.m.

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ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 — Representatives are available at the center to assist homeowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Wednesday 15 CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK SILENT AUCTION & RECEPTION . JW Marriott New

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.com — The silent auction benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s Hospital features a wine tasting and live music. Email sarah.hardie@marriott.com for details. Free admission. 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market,

French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost & Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 5692700; www.3rcp.com — The New Orleans Musicians Clinic Gig Fund’s family happy hour event features live music, art projects and drinks for adults and children. Admission free for children and 3 Ring Circus members, $5 for non-member adults. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.

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WOMEN & WINE ON WEDNESDAYS. Sante Fe

Community Center of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., www.lgbtccno.org — The group supports 18- to 24-yearolds dealing with the struggles of coming out, sexuality, family and relationships. 7 p.m.

District Station, 10555 Lake Forest Blvd. — The New Orleans Neighborhood Policing Anti-Crime Council holds its monthly meeting. 7 p.m.

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World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon.

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Arnaud’s Restaurant, 813 Bienville St., 523-5433; www. arnauds.com — Tales of the Cocktail sponsors a class on the history of the Sazerac with hands-on instruction and a three-course lunch. Visit www.talesofthecocktail.com for details. Reservations recommended. Admission $40. 11:30 a.m.

TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux, 1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight. UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY. Beach House Bar &

Grill, 124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331 — This party

Ave., Sala Avenue and Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Restaurant, 3201 Esplanade Avenue, 944-6854 — The women’s networking and social event features wine specials. Visit www.womenwinewednesday.com for details. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday 16 BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP. St. Tammany

Hospital’s Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St. Suite B, Covington, (985) 898-4435; www.stph.org — A certified lactation consultant answers questions related to breastfeeding in the monthly group. Noon to 1 p.m.

CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

Magazine St., 891-8682 — The weekly meetings teach focusing, a method of directing attention outside one’s body to affect change. Call 232-9787 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General

Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www. ejgh.org — The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. The group meets in the Foundation Board Room. Call (800) 9600587 or email kelly@epilepsylouisiana.org for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRESH MARKET. Circle Food

Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — The Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. EBT and WIC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

HOLIDAY TEA . Longue Vue

House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — The tea service also provides an opportunity to take a tour of the house and gardens. Preregistration is recommended.

Call 488-5488 ext. 339 or email ajones@longuevue.com for details. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 and Dec. 23. IRON RAIL LADIES’ NIGHT. The Iron Rail, 511 Marigny St., 948-0963; www.ironrail.org — Iron Rail offers a weekly creative space for women. Email ladiesnight.ironrail@ gmail.com for details. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. LIVE & LOCAL . The Inn on

Bourbon Hotel, 541 Bourbon St., 524-7611; www.innonbourbon.com — The hotel’s monthly event features live entertainment and beer tastings from local breweries. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Third Thursday of every month.

“LIVING WITH HURRICANES: KATRINA & BEYOND” LECTURE SERIES. Louisiana State

Museum Presbytere, 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. lsm.crt.state.la.us — Doug Meffert discusses “A Tale of Three Deltas: Disaster Recovery and Climate Change Adaptation in New Orleans and Other International Deltas.” Free admission. 6 p.m.

SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE . Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — The group offers lessons in African dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Monday. TALES OF THE TODDY. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com — The Tales of the Cocktail event features holiday-themed food and drink from local restaurants and bars with live music by Lars Edegran. Visit www. talesofthecocktail.com for details. Tickets $25. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday 17 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets. Visit www.adultchildren.org for details. 6:15 p.m. Fridays.

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA .

Crystal Palace, 10020 Chef Menteur Hwy.; www.crystalpalacereceptions.net — The Eastern New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission celebrates the holidays with a buffet and live music by Kermit Ruffins, Michael Ward and other local artists. Visit www.enonac.org for details. Admission $50. 8 p.m. to midnight.

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goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. MINGLE, JINGLE & JAZZ LUNCHEON .

Morton’s The Steakhouse, 365 Canal St., 566-0221; www.mortons.com — The luncheon featuring a holiday jazz concert benefits the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Reservations recommended. Tickets $75 (does not include food or beverages). 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday 18 ALLSTATE FOUNDATION PLAYGROUND BUILD. Donnelly Park, Intersection of

Wildair and Burbank Drives — Volunteers join the Injury Free Coalition for Kids and the New Orleans Recreational Department to build a safe recreational space for children. 8 a.m. ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS. Palmer

Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, 523-1465; www.artscouncilofneworleans.org — The Arts Council of New Orleans presents the monthly market featuring art and live music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

BURLESQUE WORKSHOP. Anne Burr Dance Studio, 1128 Dublin St., second floor — Michelle L’amour leads a 90-minute workshop for dancers of all skill levels. Call 975-7425 or email info@bustoutburlesque. com for details. Admission $25. 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. BYWATER ART MARKET. Markey Park, 700 block of Piety Street, between Royal and Dauphine streets, 944-7900; www.bywaterartmarket.com — The market features art, demonstrations, food vendors, live music and more. Visit www.bywaterartmarket.com for details. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CEMETERY CLEAN-UP. Save Our Cemeteries

and Hands On New Orleans lead cleanups at various cemeteries. Call 525-3377 or visit www.handsonneworleans.org for details. 9 a.m. to noon.

EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau State Park,

67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 6773668 — A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m.

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING . J. Singleton

School, 1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers

Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 3628661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY GILDING WORKSHOP. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — The class teaches teens and adults to gild small objects. Tickets $40 general admission, $35 members. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. KRINGLE JINGLE . Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.

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com — WWL radio personalities Spud and Mo McConnell host an afternoon of holidaythemed activities. Admission $15. 2 p.m. LIVING HISTORY CORPS. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — Museum reenactors share their knowledge about the day-to-day lives of military men and women. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. MADISONVILLE ART MARKET. Madisonville Art Market, Tchefuncte River Front at Water St., Madisonville, (985) 871-4918; www.artformadisonville.org — The monthly market features fine art from local artists including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, wood carving, sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www.sankofafarmersmarket. org — The weekly market offers fresh local produce and seafood. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. TREME UNDER THE BRIDGE MARKET. North Claiborne

UPPER NINTH WARD MARKET.

Frederick Douglass Senior High School, 3820 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly Upper Ninth Ward Farmers Market offers fresh local produce, seafood, bread, cheese and plants. Sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium. Call 482-5722 or email ggladney@ therenaissanceproject.la for details. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday 19 ABITA ARTISTS. 9th Street

Gallery, 71377 St. Mary St., Abita Springs — Local artists hold a monthly meeting. Call Lana at 898-3071 for details. 3 p.m.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING ON THE BOULEVARD. Lakeview

Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., 482-7892; www. lpcno.org — The church’s annual event is a Christmas carol sing-along with hot chocolate. Call 891-9615 or email lcocke@cox.net for details. 5 p.m.

Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — The knitting group meets every Sunday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday 20 TOASTMASTERS MEETING . Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www. notoast234.freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS.

Nonprofit Central, 1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 895-2361; www.nonprofitcentral.org — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SPORTS NEW ORLEANS HORNETS. New

Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the Sacramento Kings (Wednesday) and the Utah Jazz (Friday). Visit www.nba. com/hornets for details. 7 p.m.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS THE GREEN GIANT AWARD.

The award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to the environmental welfare of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana. Visit www. thegreenproject.org for details. Nomination deadline is Feb. 28.

PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

faith-based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 9420444, ext. 244 for details.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www.cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information.

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) 5433480, anotherlifefoundation@ hotmail.com or visit www. anotherlifefoundation.org. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marke-

tumbrella.org seeks volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella. org for details.

THURSDAY

Steak & Seafood Platter Special Live Music 7PM- till

3449 River Road (at Shrewsbury in Jefferson Parish) • 834-4938

LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/ SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; www.la-spca.org — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Ginger Morvant at ginger@la-spca.org for details. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS.

Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine.org or email lauren@lowernine.org for details.

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Gold Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www. goldminesaloon.net — The 17 Poets! series hosts a weekly poetry reading. An open mic follows. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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BARNES & NOBLE JR . Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore hosts regular free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. BERT BARTLETT. Metairie Park

Country Day, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204 — The author discusses A Tale of Two Seasons, Katrina and a Super Bowl. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Black Butterfly

DAVID LUMMIS & JOSE TORRESTAMA . Faubourg Marigny Art

& Books, 600 Frenchmen St., 947-3700 — Lummis signs The Coffee Shop Chronicles and Torres-Tama signs Orleans Free People of Color and Their Legacy. 4 p.m. Sunday.

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the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The bar hosts a free poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

FATHER WILLIAM MAESTRI . Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The author signs and

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Expressway, between Ursulines Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street — The monthly market highlights local art and features live music from local bands, high schools and choirs; community services like health and legal aid; and educational services and exhibits. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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celebrate the holidays with great gifts

From Maple Street Book Shop

Saturday, December 18, 2010

EVENTS

LISTINGS

discusses The Archdiocese of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: A Story of Hope in a Time of Destruction. 3 p.m. Saturday. GREG HERREN . Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop.com — The author signs Sorceress. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB. Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — A new book club dedicated to Jane Austen begins by celebrating her birthday. It meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Free admission. 7 p.m. Thursday. JOHN FOLSE & MICHAELA D. YORK. Octavia

11:30AM

Greg Herren, author of many adult books, has jumped into the YA world with SoRCERESS in which central character Laura Pryce learns the family secret. The enchanting Mr. Herren will be with us to sign his new book.

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1:00 PM

James Beard and Food and Wine Award winner Chef Rick Tramonto will be signing his latest, STEAK WITH FRIENDS, containing 150 steak and seafood recipes.

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Father William F. Maestri chronicles the church’s response to Katrina in THE ARCHDIoCESE oF NEW oRLEANS AND HuRRICANE KATRINA: A SToRY oF HoPE IN A TIME oF DESTRuCTIoN. Father Maestri will join us to discuss and sign this book with a foreward from Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes.

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KEN MURPHY & SCOTT BARRETTA . Octavia

Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The photographer and author sign Mississippi: State of Blues. 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble

Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. NEW ORLEANS HAIKU SOCIETY MEETING . The NOHS holds a monthly gathering. The meeting features readings, writing and discussion. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday. “NEW ORLEANS: WHAT CAN’T BE LOST.”

Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — Lee Barclay, Christopher Porche West and other contributors sign the book. 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The authors sign The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine, Hooks Lies & Alibies and After the Hunt. 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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OPEN MIC POETRY & SPOKEN WORD. Yellow Moon Bar, 800 France St., 944-0441; www. yellowmoonbar.com — Loren Murrell hosts a weekly poetry and spoken-word night with free food. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. OPEN MIC POETRY JAM . La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — The cafe invites writers to read their work. All styles welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. OUTLOUD! Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur

St., 571-1863; www.myspace.com/rubyfruitjunglenola — AR Productions presents a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

RICK TRAMONTO. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop.com — The author signs Steak with Friends. 1 p.m. THE SCENE OF THE CRIME . St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl. us — The group meets to discuss mystery novels the third Monday of each month, through December. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — Open-mic event for spoken-word and music. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. TOM MORGAN . Louisiana Music Factory, 210 Decatur St., 586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com — The author signs Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz. 3 p.m. Saturday. UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday.


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Pies, roasts and charcuterie, bargain lunches WHAT DOESN'T

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Belly of the Feast RUSTIC ENGLISH FLAVORS LAND IN THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT.

James Silk, Richard Knight and Meagan Silk offer British cuisine at Feast. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

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Silk describes his menu as the sort of food he and Knight grew up eating in England, plus some rustic favorites from France and Spain and a few recipes pulled from archival English cookbooks. The result is a long and ever-changing list that always includes a few savory pies with excellent crusts and stew-like fillings, and some enormous joints of pork or lamb, which seethe with juicy flavor and are portioned as though for a Tudor banquet. Meat comes from small producers, and the chefs butcher the animals in house to make prolific use of their various parts. One extreme example is a fried rabbit skeleton, which offers crisp ridges of succulent meat along the bones and is equal parts appetizer and anatomy lesson. Most dishes are composed with care and balance, with vividly fresh greens or root vegetables to soften the flesh-and-bones centerpieces. Presentation is generally Spartan, and seasoning is sometimes lacking compared to the lavish local standard, especially when it comes to the few seafood dishes. Another issue is simply the heft of this especially hearty food, which makes me wonder how Feast will fare through our hot seasons. Feast in Houston serves this same style year-round. Silk says that’s the plan here too, but acknowledges that he and his partners are open to changing things as they learn more about their new city. That’s an attitude I advise for approaching Feast, too. Come with an open mind — and a ravenous appetite — and you can have a restaurant experience unlike any other in New Orleans.

Parasol’s Bar (2533 Constance St., 302-1543) has reopened with new owners and a new rival down the block. Long known for its roast beef po-boy and its St. Patrick’s Day block party, the vintage Irish Channel bar made news earlier this year when its owner sold the property and business to John and Thea Hogan. After the sale, the Carreras family, who had run Parasol’s since 1998, opened a new bar and restaurant called Tracey’s (2604 Magazine St., 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com). Now, both Parasol’s and Tracey’s serve po-boys within sight of each other.

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Five Food Court Alternatives Around Lakeside Mall

BOZO’S RESTAURANT

3117 21ST ST., METAIRIE, 831-8666 www.bozosrestaurant.com

This old-school seafood house serves Des Allemands catfish.

CASABLANCA

3030 SEVERN AVE., METAIRIE, 888-2209 www.kosherneworleans.com

Middle Eastern cooking, from wraps to platters, comes from a kosher kitchen.

CRAZY JOHNNIE’S STEAK HOUSE 3520 18TH ST., METAIRIE, 887-6641 www.crazyjohnnies.net

The tavern offers bargain steaks and a filet sandwich worth the trip alone.

DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

3232 N. ARNOULT ROAD, METAIRIE, 888-9254 www.dragosrestaurant.com

Legendary for its oysters, Drago’s has plenty of sandwiches and lunch plates, too.

PHIL’S GRILL

3020 SEVERN AVE., METAIRIE, 324-9080 www.phils-grill.com

Build your own burger off Phil’s ingredient shopping list.

Questions? Email winediva1@earthlink.net.

2008 Pascual Toso Malbec

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA / $12-$14 RETAIL This bargain-priced Malbec delivers lush, ripe fruit in a robust style. Forty percent of the wine was aged in American oak casks for 12 months. In the glass, the wine offers complex aromas of black cherry, leathery notes and hints of chocolate, spice and earth. On the palate, supple textures and flavors of plum, blackberry jam, cassis, black currant and vanilla lead to a rich, lengthy finish. Decant an hour before serving. Drink it with grilled or roasted meats, fowl and game, hearty soups and stews, root vegetables, cheeses and pasta dishes. Buy it at: Langenstein’s in Metairie and Fresh Market in Mandeville. Drink it at: Sid-Mar’s Restaurant & Bar, 55 Fahrenheit and 5 Fifty 5. — Brenda Maitland

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ielding a few menu questions might seem like a perfunctory step for waiters at some restaurants. Not so at Feast, where the same exercise can prompt a string of inquires from wide-eyed customers. What’s Bubble and Squeak? How about Bath Chaps? And is Cock-A-Leekie an appetizer, an entree or a diagnosis? Fans of BBC television exports may have an advantage at Feast. But for most, the menu of traditional English cooking at this new Warehouse District restaurant will seem exotic. With its nose-to-tail aesthetic and its unvarnished use of offal and lard, eating at Feast always feels like an adventure, even if the bedrock flavors are often familiar, and sometimes downright homey. Bubble and squeak, the kitchen’s favorite side dish, is a griddled hash of potatoes mixed with Brussels sprouts and cabbage that tastes like comfort food incarnate. A bit more challenging, Bath chaps are essentially slices from a loaf of pork cheek and pork tongue, insulated with plenty of fat, wrapped in pig skin and brined forever. Crisp at the edges, salty, fatty, sinfully rich and just as gratifying, they’re a delicious enigma wrapped in a delicious mystery. Cock-a-leekie, the traditional Scottish chicken and leek soup, is served with plums and bacon and tastes like winter’s remedy in a bowl. Feast is the second incarnation of a restaurant with the same name opened two years ago in Houston by English-born chefs Richard Knight and James Silk along with Silk’s wife Meagan. The Silks moved to New Orleans this year, and together with Knight continue to run both restaurants by shuttling between the two cities.

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AMERICAN CAMELLIA CAFE — 69455 Hwy.

59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com — A family-friendly atmosphere and local flavors are calling cards of Camellia Cafe. The Riverbend platter is a feast of catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab fingers, soft shell crab and hushpuppies. The Monterey chicken is grilled and topped with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Eve St., 826-5605 — Try appetizers such as spinach and artichoke dip, hot wings or fried pickles. Off the grill there are burgers, chicken sandwiches or cheese quesadillas. Other options include salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449

River Road, 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. $

ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE — 7224

AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY 5 Fifty 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638;

www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 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. $$$ THE GREEN GODDESS — 307 Ex-

change Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com — Chef Chris DeBarr’s contemporary cooking combines classic techniques, exotic ingredients and culinary wit. At lunch, Big Cactus Chilaquiles feature poached eggs on homemade tortillas with salsa verde, queso fresca and nopalitos. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $ RENDON INN BAR & GRILL — 4501

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Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com — Zachary’s serves seafood platters, po-boys, salads, barbecue shrimp and more. Jumbo Gulf shrimp with cane syrup are wrapped in bacon, fried crispy and served with pickled okra salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BARBECUE ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy.

59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Slow-cooked brisket and pork are specialty at this Northshore smokehouse. The half-slab rib plate contains six ribs served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $ WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828

Hayne Blvd., 281-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com — The makers of the Jazz Fest cochon de lait po-boy serve pork, ribs, chicken and more. The family feast includes a half-slab of ribs, half a chicken, half a pound of brisket, pork and sausage, two side orders, bread and sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Saturday. Cash only. $

CAFE THE BREAKROOM CAFÉ — 3431

Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 — Breakfasts of eggs, waffles or burritos are served any time at the Breakroom. The breakfast platter rounds up two eggs, bacon and a hashbrown patty. At lunch, the signature Breakroom sandwich is piled high with corned beef, pastrami, purple onion, lettuce and tomato. There’s also a selection of salads and a coffee bar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 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. $$

ELIZABETH’S RESTAURANT — 601

Gallier St., 944-9272; www.elizabeths-restaurant.com — Signature praline bacon sweetens brunch at this Bywater spot. Dinner brings options like fish and scallop specials. Also enjoy homemade desserts. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE —

5606 Canal Blvd., 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. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK —

City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810

— Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese. com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun

St., 861-3615 — The signature Loto-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do the sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-

0877; www.terrazu.net — Located in the lobby of Place St. Charles, Terrazu serves sandwiches like the Brie cheese press with turkey, Brie, spinach and sweet and spicy raspberry coulis in pita bread. The Terrazu shrimp salad combines boiled shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato and avocado with tarragon vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St.,

361-1402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a

and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton

Ave., 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. $$

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009

Magazine St., 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. $

THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette

St., Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www. threehappiness.com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Westlake duck features tender duck with snow peas, corn, straw mushrooms and napa cabbage. Vietnamese crepes are served with pork and shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach.,

Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen.com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COFFEE/ DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St.,

581-4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5656 — Ben ’n Jerry’s offers rich ice creams in signature flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St.

Louis St., 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. $$$ AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — 5101 W.

Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed soft-shell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DINER AMERICAN PIE DINER — 2244 Vet-

erans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 4682187 — American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Chicken quesadillas with provolone and sauteed onions and peppers are one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave.,

522-8198 — Located in the Place St. Charles food court, Steve’s serves hot breakfasts until 10 a.m. Lunch features sandwiches, salads and hot plate lunches such as fried catfish and baked chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious

St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro. com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MR. ED’S CREOLE GRILLE— 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N.

Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI CELLERS OF RIVER RIDGE — 1801

Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellersrr.com — 1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellarsrr.com — The deli at this wine shop serves up hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the “spicy bird” with smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a croissant. The shrimp remoulade salad is served over romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave.,

Metairie, 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. $

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer

Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www. martinwine.com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St.,

895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Enjoy classic French dishes from escargot in garlic butter to veal liver or steak au poivre. Other dishes include roasted duck and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Mag-

azine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez,

Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 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., 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 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., 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, 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 recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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OUT2EAT www.bacco.com — Bacco blends Italian and contemporary Creole cuisine. Chef Chris Montero artfully prepares homemade pastas and fresh seafood, including lobster and shrimp ravioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie,

455-2266 — This Italian-style eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010;

www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 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. $$

MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 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. $$

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Ave., 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., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-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. $$

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901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-

0972; www.thebombayclub.com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended.

Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900

City Park Ave., 488-1000; www. ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupi-

toulas St., 525-4790 — 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., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN CARLOS MENCIA’S MAGGIE RITAS

MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 200 Magazine St., 595-3211; www.maggieritas.com — Mexican favorites include sizzling fajita platters, quesdillas, enchiladas and a menu of margaritas. There also are Latin American dishes, paella and fried ice cream for dessert. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St.,

522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com — This wallet-friendly restaurant offers new takes on Mexican-inspired cooking. It’s known for its mealand-a-half-size signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL —

3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 7361188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave.,

948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and roasted chili remoulade and capers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St.,

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 poboys 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. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur

St., 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. $$

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www. snugjazz.com — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100

Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — Gott Gourmet’s menu of creative dishes and sandwiches includes a cochon de lait po-boy made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepper-honeybaked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $ KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841;

6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT & BAR —

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www. liuzzas.com — This neighborhood favorite serves casual Creole and Italian fare. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta on French bread served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$ MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910 W.

Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 8380022 — Popular dishes include seafood-stuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and

crabmeat, topped with buttered breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W.

Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com — The cafe serves soups, salads, po-boys, muffulettas, seafood plates and a few entree platters. Daily specials include items such as breaded pork chops on Wednesdays and seafood options on Friday. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328032; 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. $

NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-

1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 4880133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Hammond Hwy., 831-1248 — R&O’s offers a mix of pizza and Creole and Italian seafood dishes. There’s everything from seafood gumbo and stuffed artichokes to po-boys and muffulettas. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $ SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles

Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA —

4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368

Magazine St., 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. Cash only. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 —

Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,

Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — Sammy’s offers a wide array of po-boys and wraps. The house-cooked bottom round beef in gravy is a specialty. The menu also includes salads, seafood platters, a few Italian dishes and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY’S — 2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com — The roast beef po-boy dripping with garlicky gravy is the highlight of a menu transplanted from the former Parasol’s to this Uptown bar. Other options include fried seafood and bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

schris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N. Pe-

ters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com — Located at the former site of Bella Luna, Galvez offers tapas, paella and a Spanish-accented bouillabaisse. Besides seafood, entrees include grilled Black Angus sirloin and roasted chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601

Royal St., 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 latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Vega’s mix of hot and cold tapas dishes includes a salad of lump crabmeat on arugula with blood orange vinaigrette, seared tuna with avocado and tomato relish, braised pork empanadillos, steamed mussels and shrimp with tomatoes and garlic in caper-basil cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a trainingtable feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135 N.

700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ LA

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MARIGNY BRASSERIE — 640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www. marignybrasserie.com — Marigny Brasserie serves breakfast items like Cajun eggs Bendict. The lunch and dinner menus include fried seafood po-boys and a host of Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St.,

598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood creations by Executive Chef Gregg Collier dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — Har-

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St., 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. $

Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 — Noodles abound at this Mid-City eatery, which excels at vinegary chicken salad over shredded cabbage, as well as bowls of steaming pho. Vegetable-laden wonton soup and thick spring rolls make a refreshing, satisfying meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental

Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www. pho-nola.com — Pho NOLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 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. $


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1205 ST CHARLES AVE

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