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spend Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. Racing begins at 11 a.m. and the highlight of the day is the 88th running of the $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap. PAGE 77.

Wed. Nov. 27 | New Orleans never misses a food reference, a jam session or a shameless pun. Catch all three at this Thanksgiving-eve groove buffet led by bassist George Porter Jr. and featuring trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein (of Bonerama), drummer Terrence Houston, pianist John Gros and guitarist Brian Stoltz. Gravy opens at 10 p.m. at Tipitina’s. PAGE 77.

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He’s joined by Donald Harrison Jr., Detroit Brooks and Joe Dyson. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.

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Fri. Nov. 29 | With his NOLA-Lothario Pleasure Club and Atlanta successor the Futura Bold, James Hall made his name as a commanding frontman whose bands and albums couldn’t keep up. In Lee Circle’s familiar embrace, he’s bound to be magnified 10 times life-size. At 10 p.m. at the Circle Bar.

Thu.-Sat. Nov. 28-30 | The annual Bayou Classic features more than the game between Grambling State University and Southern University (noon Saturday). There’s a parade Thursday, and the battle between the school bands is another great showdown in the Superdome (beginning at 6 p.m. Friday). PAGE 77.

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Sat. Nov. 30 | Baton Rouge native and guitarist Tab Benoit is a master of the blues from Delta and swamp blues to Chicago style. The Mulligan Brothers open at 8:30 p.m. at Rock ’N’ Bowl.

Fri.-Sat. Nov. 29-30 | A guru of the Hammond B3 organ, Dr. Lonnie Smith is a veteran of the George Benson Quartet and combines jazz, blues and R&B in his trippy and mellow style.

Sat. Nov. 30 | Though he grew up in the Bay Area, Eric Lindell honed his jamming blues rock style in New Orleans. Early this year, he released Sunday Morning featuring guitarist Anson Funderburgh. At 9 p.m. at Tipitina’s.

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Throw me some orange cones, mister The Napoleon Avenue drainage project (and traffic headache) won’t disrupt Mardi Gras 2014, krewes and politicos say — but changes for Carnival routes and staging are likely in 2015.

donated $150,000 to the New Orleans Council on Aging and Aging Disability Resource Center/Louisiana on Nov. 18. The grant will be used with partner organizations and medical schools to offer vision screenings for adults older than 21 in Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes.

The Humana Foundation, Families navigate around the construction area on Napoleon Avenue to clamor for beads from the Krewe of Carrollton during Mardi Gras 2013. The construction on Napoleon Avenue shouldn’t affect Carnival parades in 2014, but 2015 might be a different story. P H O T O B Y R O B ER T M O R R I S | U P T O W N M E S S EN G ER

for Mardi Gras 2014.” Kristin Dunflous, captain of the Krewe of Iris, said she recently drove by Napoleon Avenue to check out the status of construction, but city officials are telling her krewe to expect to ride as normal in 2014. Last year, riders in Iris lined up on South Claiborne, but they will return to their usual starting point at Carondelet Street this year. “As long as Napoleon and Carondelet is good, we’re good,” Dunflous said. Likewise, Rex has not been told to expect any changes to its route this year, Logan said. After Mardi Gras, major construction on the final phase of Napoleon will begin to cross over St. Charles, which may change the

the nonprofit arm of health insurance company Humana, gave the ARC of Greater New Orleans a $100,000 grant on Nov. 7 to fund renovations for a community and health center in St. Bernard Parish. The organization was founded in 1953 as the Association for Retarded Citizens. Every year it serves more than 900 people with intellectual disabilities.

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chairman of the Lafourche Parish Council, said of the parish libraries’ Latino users, “Let that son of a bitch go back to Mexico.” In his argument to The Tri-Parish Times to divert funding from libraries to new jail construction, Toups added, “Them junkies and hippies and food stamps (recipients) and all, they use the library to look at drugs and food stamps (on the Internet).”




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a New Orleans animal-assisted therapy program, received the 2013 Service Animal of the Year Award from the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs during its 2013 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities Awards ceremony Nov. 6. The program consists of 120 volunteers and their pets visiting 25 area hospitals and nursing homes several times a month.

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By Robert Morris | Uptown Messenger hile it may be difficult to imagine Mardi Gras floats navigating around the cranes and construction fences that dominate an ever-growing swath of Napoleon Avenue, officials say the site should be secure in time for the coming year’s parades to pass without disruption. As the construction zone grows past St. Charles Avenue in the next year, however, Carnival season in 2015 is expected to bring some changes. Napoleon Avenue is in the middle of a five-year, two-phase project contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to install a major new drainage canal from South Claiborne Avenue to Constance Street (part of a much larger project to reduce flooding from rainstorms that will install similar canals on Jefferson and Louisiana avenues). The $55 million segment from Claiborne to Carondelet Street began in late 2011, and preparations for the $38 million Carondelet-to-Constance phase recently began with the clearing of crape myrtle trees from the neutral ground. The final phase of construction will not conclude until 2016. Construction on the segment near Claiborne was well underway during Mardi Gras 2013, but the krewes said they felt minimal impact from it. “It was pretty self-contained,” said King Logan, a spokesman for the Rex Organization. “They had done a good job of fencing off the construction areas.” Paradegoers should expect a similar experience this spring, said District B City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who represents the area and who met with project officials about the issue Nov. 19. The contractor, Boh Brothers, will fill in or fence off any excavated areas necessary to allow the parades to proceed as normal along the upper segment, Cantrell said. On the lower segment, Boh Brothers will hold off on some of the more extensive work until after the parades are over. “What I’m being told by the Corps and the [New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW)] is that Mardi Gras 2014 will see no impact at all,” Cantrell said. “DPW will be responsible to make sure that the construction underway now is cleared up

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way parades line up in 2015, Cantrell said. Those specifics have yet to be determined, however. “Right now we don’t know how significant it will be, but NOPD and DPW are working on an alternate traffic pattern for lining up,” Cantrell said. “We’re going to work to make sure it’s as minimal as possible.” In the meantime, Dunflous said that she is taking the city at its word that Napoleon will be in good shape by parade time. With the first weekend of parades (Feb. 21-23) fewer than four months away, she has enough to focus on without worry about the road, she said. “If I start stressing right now in November,” Dunflous said, “I’m really going to be stressed by February.”

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lthough Napoleon Avenue construction may not be a major change to Mardi Gras 2014, New Orleans District B City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is pressing forward with a series of changes to the city’s Mardi Gras ordinances prompted by complaints she received as the 2013 parades began to roll shortly after she took office. The final ordinance was not available as of last week, but Cantrell presented the following proposals to neighborhood leaders from the Irish Channel, the St. Charles Avenue area and other associations along the parade routes in September. — ROBERT MORRIS | UPTOWN MESSENGER


All ladders should be 10 feet back from the curb, rather than the current rule requiring them to be set back as far as they are tall. A uniform distance will be easier to enforce, Cantrell has said. Grills would be prohibited from intersections, as furniture currently is.


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District B City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is suggesting changes to many of the city’s Mardi Gras ordinances, including proposing a new rule that all ladders on parade routes be set back 10 feet from the curb.



Toilet rental companies could be fined for illegally placed toilets, so that they would do more to keep their customers within the law. At the same time, the city should provide more public toilets, with an online map so people can find them, Cantrell said.


Both sides of Napoleon and St. Charles avenues would be “no parking” zones during parades. Emergency officials want the traffic to flow, but eliminating parked vehicles would create more room for drivers, pedestrians and emergency workers, Cantrell said.




The Mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Council would be given a similar role to the Mardi Gras Indian task force, meeting regularly to consider parade-related issues and offer opinions on new parades as well.


The number of parade permits would be limited to 30 (a reduction from the current 34), but all organizations that paraded the previous year would be grandfathered with seniority over new applicants.


Floats could not be used more than twice in a single parade season on the Eastbank. In addition, Cantrell said she would try to incorporate a suggestion from residents to make better use of local food trucks. A special area of the route could be designated for them, or they could get some preference in the vendor lottery, residents suggested.



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Political explanations edition “He didn’t want to bother Vance and his family on a Sunday.” — Kyle Plotkin, press aide to Gov. Bobby Jindal, explaining to the Associated Press’ Melinda Deslatte why Jindal hadn’t called Vance McAllister to congratulate him on winning the Louisiana 5th District Congressional race the night of Saturday, Oct. 16, or the following morning. Jindal officially endorsed no candidate, but it was widely known that he favored McAllister’s opponent, state Sen. Neil Riser, R-Columbia. Both McAllister and Riser, like Jindal, are Republicans. McAllister, a Monroe businessman who had never held elected office, beat Riser handily by winning nearly 60 percent of the runoff vote.

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“There’s no satisfying the press’s appetite for all this 2016 speculation, and that’s fine — none of it matters in real life. The whole thing is ridiculous and we are getting way ahead of ourselves.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal, explaining why he thinks speculating about the 2016 presidential race is pointless — in an 805-word essay for POLITICO about the 2016 presidential race. “Is this self-serving by (Gov. Bobby) Jindal? Well, of course it is. Jindal is an all-but-announced candidate for president in 2016 and is working hard to position himself as the Ideas Guy — the honorary Newton Leroy Gingrich slot — in the field. (Sidebar: Jindal’s assertion that “we need to focus on substance more than personality” is rightly read as a slap against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who used his force of personality to convincingly win a second term earlier this month.) By critiquing his party in Washington for being rudderless, Jindal gets a political double whammy: He casts himself as the adult in

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Project NOLA is watching you Residents around the Baronne Street corridor soon will have the opportunity to join the network of nearly 600 security cameras privately monitored by the nonprofit group Project NOLA, with the cost offset by $100 per home or business contributed by the Delachaise Neighborhood Association. The cost of a high-definition crime camera through Project NOLA is $295 and, as long as it is partially aimed at a public street and has an active Internet connection, the nonprofit’s volunteers will monitor it for free, giving police information and images about crimes that happen nearby. The cameras are mounted in private homes and businesses, not on public utility poles, but many neighborhood groups have begun helping their residents purchase them. The West Carrollton neighborhood recently received a grant to place 40 such cameras in private homes, while Broadmoor, Freret, the Irish Channel and other areas have been the focus of similar, smaller-scale projects through the office of District B City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell. Now, the Delachaise Neighborhood Association — which represents the area between St. Charles Avenue and South Saratoga Street, from Louisiana Avenue to Marengo Street — plans to increase its presence on the network. The association will hand out $100 grants to the first 10 homeowners who apply for Project NOLA cameras, as long as they promise to keep the camera connected to the Project NOLA network and aim it in a way that it will capture the faces or license plates of passersby. “If they have enough cameras, they can track the movement of criminals through the neighborhood,” association president Dodd Denton said at the group’s monthly meeting Nov. 19. Association members who can afford to purchase the cameras on their own — without the grant — are encouraged to do so in order to make the grant funds go further, Denton said. The association will keep the grant fund active in hopes they will receive more donations to fund more cameras, he said, “If we get more donations, then we’ll do more,” Denton said. “Let’s go with people who are willing to put them up, and hope more money is going to follow.” To apply for one of the grants,


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“I flew down with him. And I waved from the top of the steps. Did you see me with that big smile? Now did I hide from him? Did you see me hide from him? Was I smiling and waving with the president? If I wanted to hide, I wouldn’t have been there.” — Sen. Mary Landrieu, as quoted in the National Journal, explaining she wasn’t trying to duck President Barack Obama by not appearing with him when he spoke in New Orleans on Nov. 8. Landrieu was slammed by some in the GOP for what they said was distancing herself from an increasingly unpopular president, but Landrieu’s supporters pointed out she had a longstanding engagement that day in Lake Charles.

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WVUE-TV, which is owned by New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, will be entering into a “shared services agreement” with Raycom Media, which owns a chain of 53 TV stations across the southeastern and eastern United States. Terms of the deal — which Raycom calls a “join hands” agreement — were not disclosed, but Raycom will provide “operational services” of station management for Benson’s Louisiana Media Company (LMC). According to LMC President Joe Cook, Benson will retain “100 percent” of the station. “We remain locally owned,” he said Nov. 20, the day the deal was announced. Cook said the arrangement will go into effect Dec. 16, at which time Raycom will oversee “all departments” of WVUE, including appointing a new general manager, a position Cook now holds. He will transition into a full-time position with LMC and be “less involved day to day” with the station. “What there’ll be a need for,” he said, “is for the president of the company to be one of the LMC employees working for the best interest of Tom Benson.” Asked about possible employee reductions under Raycom, Cook said, “There have been absolutely no discussions about newsroom reductions, and anyone who says that is misinformed.” Raycom has been said to be interested in purchasing WVUE outright. In early October, an internal newsletter produced by Raycom’s pension fund controller reported the sale of WVUE to Raycom with extreme specificity — includ-


ing a dollar amount — a report which WVUE hotly denied. Nevertheless, “strategizing” with Raycom had been going on for two years, Cook said. Cook said the deal will allow for partnerships that will provide “connectivity of the entire footprint of the two professional teams owned by Tom Benson.” In Louisiana, Raycom owns stations in Lake Charles, Shreveport and Baton Rouge, as well as other stations in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. “This was a no-brainer to develop some kind of relationship with stations all over those areas,” Cook said. Benson bought WVUE from Emmis Communications in 2008 for $41 million. Terms of the agreement between Benson and Raycom are not known. — KEVIN ALLMAN

Arrests down at NOPD

Crime rate stays about the same In a report released Nov. 20, the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) found the New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) “35-year low” officer shortage (300 officers have left the NOPD since 2010) has led to its lowest level of arrests since 2007. Arrests diminished 15 percent from 2012 to the first half of 2013, despite a crime rate that remained relatively unchanged. Felony arrests account for 18 percent of arrests, though felony arrests decreased 13 percent (from 3,187 in the first half of 2012 to 2,777 in the first half of 2013), with the largest drop seen in drug felony arrests — 24 percent (from 1,183 to 897) in the same time period. The report also says felony cases accepted for prosecution decreased 15 percent in the same time frame, another new low since 2007 (though one that somewhat reflects the smaller arrest numbers). The first half of

2013 “had fewer closed felony cases than any other time since the second half of 2008,” the report adds. Pending felony cases in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court dropped 16 percent. The report concludes, “A smaller police force with increasingly finite resources magnifies the negative impact these arrests have upon the police department’s ability to respond to crime and provide for community safety.”— ALEX WOODWARD


Georges snipes at newspaper rival

Latest shot in the local media wars: John Georges, who bought The Advocate earlier this year, said in a “Business to Breakfast” speech at Louisiana State University that his paper would ultimately prevail over The TimesPIcayune because The New Orleans Advocate is locally owned and “their paper is all about the Kardashians and Hollywood. People want real journalism.” This went over about as well as one might expect in The Times-PIcayune newsroom. Food and drinks writer Todd Price noted on Twitter that Georges seemed to be dissing his paper’s arts and entertainment staff: “Morale must be high among entertainment writers of a certain publication.” A quick search for the word “Kardashian” came up with 56 hits on The Advocate website and 432 on, the web portal for The Times-PIcayune — neither of which seems terribly Kardashian-obsessive. Gambit’s website returned 16 results, most of which had to do with the brief romance between the reality TV ubiquity Kim Kardashian and former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush. — KEVIN ALLMAN


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Fighting holiday commercialization hen the computerized system that debits Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards — aka food stamps — went down for a few hours last month, it generated lots of national attention. Two Walmart stores in northern Louisiana continued to accept the cards without checking spending limits, which outraged Louisiana’s U.S. Sen. David Vitter (among others). This month, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced that the state would look into those who abused the SNAP cards with an eye toward penalizing them, if not kicking them out of the SNAP program entirely. No one approves of people taking unfair advantage of government programs, but these developments are vintage Vitter and Jindal — grandstanding by railing against political straw men. Meanwhile, a much more important story about food stamps got considerably less attention locally. More than 920,000 Louisianans — about one in five people in the entire state, or 388,000 families — saw their pantries become a little emptier this month. Back in 2009, the federal stimulus bill included a fouryear-long boost in SNAP benefits. That extra provision expired Nov. 1, meaning that the

47 million Americans who depend on some federal assistance to stave off hunger are now faced with a 7 percent cut in benefits. Such cuts are always painful, more so during the holiday season. The average family of four will lose $36 a month in SNAP funds at a time when more people than ever are using federally subsidized food benefits. According to figures compiled by the Food Research and Action Center, in the last five years Louisiana participation in the SNAP program has increased by 20 percent. For those who battle hunger year-round, the timing could hardly be worse. Most people’s benefits will be cut just before Thanksgiving, and the full cuts will be in place by Christmas and Hanukkah. The cuts also affect free and reduced lunch programs in the nation’s public school systems. Worse yet, both versions of a farm bill currently pending in the House and Senate would result in more cost-cutting measures to the SNAP program next year and in years to come. If you’re tired of the commercialization of the holiday season, there’s no better way to overcome that than to help someone who is hungry — whether it means donating

money, tangible goods or just a few hours of your time. “With Thanksgiving coming up, there will be an increase in need in our food pantries,” says Terri Kaupp of Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, which works all year long to fight hunger in south Louisiana. “And we’re probably hitting the point right now where people’s benefits are running low. There’s always a spike in need around the holidays, but this year we’re particularly concerned about that one SNAP cut.” How can you help? There are several ways: • Text the word “FEED” to 80088 on your smartphone to make a quick, easy donation of $10 to Second Harvest. According to Kaupp, $10 will provide 28 meals for the needy. You also can donate any amount you choose at Second Harvest’s website, www. • Put food in the Second Harvest red barrels kept year-round at Rouses Markets. Many Rouses already have “pre-shopped” bags of nutritious food that can be added at the register. • Collect donations from friends, family, neighbors and co-workers and drop them off at Second Harvest’s offices (700 Edwards

Ave. in Elmwood). Or go to the food bank and volunteer for a few hours. Speaking of volunteering: There is another major opportunity this week to give someone else a bit of Thanksgiving — or, if you’re alone, to get out and share in some holiday cheer. The sheriff’s annual Thanksgiving dinner is a 39-year-old tradition in New Orleans, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman will host this year’s feast at Hall I in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28). Irma Thomas and other local musicians will perform, and all New Orleanians are welcome, regardless of need. (If you need a ride, call 504-827-8504.) Hundreds of volunteers are needed for this major event — shifts start at 9 a.m. — but the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office asks interested volunteers to register in advance at Regardless of your feelings about food stamps, no one should have to be hungry, lonely or forgotten during the holidays. If you want to live the message and the true spirit of the holidays, just a few hours of your time or a few dollars out of your pocket can help those in our community who are less fortunate share in the joys of the season. Happy Thanksgiving.

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ov. Bobby Jindal’s efforts to scuttle the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East’s (SLFPA-E) lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies gained traction last week from the SLFPA-E board itself, thanks to new members appointed by Jindal — and to board president Tim Doody. Board members deferred a motion to affirm their commitment to the suit. The board also voted to submit the contract to the Legislative Auditor for review, but that’s no big deal. The auditor cannot render legal opinions anyway. The vote to defer affirmation of the lawsuit came after Doody did not even invite the board’s own lawyer in the case, Glad Jones, into executive session to discuss the suit. That’s a sure sign that Doody has shifted sides and now opposes the suit — an interesting development considering how quickly Doody’s native St. Bernard Parish is going to wash away in coming years. The SLFPA-E suit seeks to make energy companies pay their share for restoring southeast Louisiana’s vanishing coastal wetlands — which have disappeared largely though not exclusively because of Big Oil’s many miles of pipeline canals — as well as


the higher costs of flood protection in metro New Orleans. Attorney Joe Hassinger, whom Jindal recently named to the SLFPA-E board to replace historian John Barry, had planned to push a motion to suspend the lawsuit for 90 days. Barry has been the suit’s most vocal supporter. After reports that he may have a conflict of interest, Hassinger deferred his motion pending an opinion from the state Ethics Board. Hassinger is a “director” at the firm of Galloway Johnson, which has a robust energy law practice and an even bigger insurance defense practice. Hassinger did not let questions about his potential conflict stop him from voting on the two critical motions, however. Team Jindal, hoping to fend off questions about Hassinger’s potential conflict, noted that Galloway Johnson does not represent any of the suit’s 97 named defendants. That does not address the equally sticky issue of whether the firm represents any of the defendants’ many insurers. Meanwhile, Hassinger raised lots of questions about the contingency fee contract the board signed with Jones and other attorneys. He pressed Jones for an estimate of how much the board had incurred in fees thus far.

For now, the flood authority’s lawsuit remains alive, but its prospects are not good. “Zero,” Jones said, noting that the board won’t incur any fees unless and until it or lawmakers kill the suit. Jones did say that attorneys had logged about 8,000 hours over the past year. He refused to estimate what the attorneys’ hourly fees would be, but noted that courts typically decide that question under an established legal doctrine known as quantum meruit. As an attorney, Hassinger knows that, yet he continued to argue that the board had been “billed” for attorneys’ fees. At one point one of his fellow commissioners, a nonlawyer, corrected him. Hassinger’s statements, and his questions of Jones, made no secret of his opposition to the suit. He thus has passed the “litmus test” that Jindal’s point man against the lawsuit, coastal czar Garret Graves, said the board’s new members would face regarding the suit.

The SLFPA-E filed its suit in July after a unanimous vote of support from its nine-member board, whose members serve staggered terms to minimize political interference. At last week’s meeting, actor and part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer called attempts to sidetrack the suit a “grotesque” example of political interference. Hours later, Hassinger dryly noted that the board is “neck-deep in politics” over the suit. Can’t argue with him on that one. Graves urged the board to let the state focus on efforts to get money out of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which he said was responsible for almost 90 percent of coastal land loss because of Mississippi River levees that keep sediment out of the marshes. There’s no doubt that the Corps bears a lot of responsibility, but Graves’ and Jindal’s approach requires Congress to agree with their assessment — and pony up billions. Moreover, Graves admits Big Oil has liability. For now, the flood authority’s lawsuit remains alive. Considering Jindal’s relentless opposition and the fact that Jones’ client is “neck-deep in politics,” its prospects are not good.

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E D I U G BAR 2013

Bar codes

New Orleans has bars of every stripe, from beloved dives to fancy craft cocktail lounges and music clubs.



Algiers ................................................................................17 Bywater............................................................................17 CBD/Warehouse District....................................18 Faubourg Marigny .................................................24 French Quarter ....................................................... 25 Lakeview........................................................................34 Mid-City/ Treme/ Gentilly.................................36 New Orleans East...................................................38 Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area ....38 Uptown ............................................................................41


Harahan/ Jefferson/ River Ridge ..............46 Kenner..............................................................................46 Metairie...........................................................................46


Gretna ..............................................................................49 Harvey..............................................................................49


Abita Springs..............................................................49 Covington......................................................................49 Mandeville .....................................................................51 Slidell .................................................................................51

CHALMETTE .......................................................51 DIRECTORY........................................................53

NEW ORLEANS ALGIERS Crown and Anchor English Pub

200 Pelican Ave., (504) 227-1007;; @crownanchorpub NEIGHBORHOOD BAR In the spirit of an English pub, Crown and Anchor serves a wide variety of local brews and imports a block from the Algiers ferry. Aside from beer, the bar serves cocktails and wine and prides itself on serving as a meeting spot for old friends. Open daily. Smoking is allowed. No food. $1 off pints 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Dry Dock Cafe

133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; RESTAURANT BAR With a little of everything from Sunday brunch specials to Tuesday steak nights and specialty cocktails and wines by the bottle to wines by the glass and local beers, this nautical-themed Algiers icon has something for every taste. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Old Point Bar

545 Paterson Drive, (504) 364-0950 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Located next to the levee a few blocks from the Algiers ferry landing, Old Point Bar has all the charm of a New Orleans neighborhood bar and regularly hosts live music. The bar offers several locally brewed beers on draft, and there is a pool table, dartboards and outdoor seating. The bar is dog-friendly, and there’s food during football games. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Vine and Dine

141 Delaronde St., (504) 361-1402;; @vine_dine WINE BAR The bar specializes in affordable wines by the glass and bottle and serves them in a seating area behind the retail shop. The menu includes a cheese board as well as antipasti. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


4301 Burgundy St., (504) 945-9256 DIVE BAR BJ’s Monday nights, typically featuring King James & the Special Men and vats

of red beans, became the stuff of legend this summer when Robert Plant played a surprise set here. Cold beer, cheap cocktails and vintage 9th Ward chatter are offered everyday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.


600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111;; @bacchanalwine WINE BAR Food, music, and wine are the draws at this 9th Ward bar. While famous for its wines, Bacchanal also features craft cocktails. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and 4 p.m. weekends. There are free wine tastings from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m every Saturday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

The Country Club

634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742;; @countryclubnola BAR The 19th-century Italianate cottage has an outdoor saltwater pool, sauna and hot tub. The bar’s calendar is filled with specialty nights — and it’s happy hour any time it rains. Saints and LSU games are screened on a 25-foot projector at the pool. Saturday brunch features a bottomless mimosa and build-your-own bloody mary bar with 50 ingredients. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

J&J’s Sports Lounge

800 France St., (504) 942-8877; SPORTS BAR Watch sports on a projector screen or tune in to TVs showing pro football, baseball and soccer. After-game parties don’t end until you say they do, with the bar staying open until 4 a.m. or later. Beer is the main drink here, and there are 10 on tap. It’s always happy hour, with a choice of six $2 beers available all the time. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Markey’s Bar

640 Louisa St., (504) 943-0785; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Since the 1940s, Bywater neighbors have gathered at the long bar in this corner spot. Watching sports on the large array of TVs is the current attraction, and the bar offers a selection of 25 beers on tap. There’s also shuffleboard and video poker. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. daily. PAGE 18




f you ask 50 New Orleanians to name their favorite bar, it’s likely you will get 50 different answers (or more if they recite their list of go-to bars based on mood, whether it’s a date night or if they’re going to watch a football game). Sometimes the reigning favorite depends on what bar is serving cheap drinks and free food at a given moment. The one thing that remains constant is choice. There are hundreds of bars around the metro area that can fit the bill for any occasion, mood, proclivity and taste. So get out there and explore!



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Maurepas Foods; @baruncommon CRAFT COCKTAILS The modern decor of Bar UnCommon matches its eclectic drink menu, which features cocktails like the Sweet Heat, with orange infused tequila, pineapple juice, a dash of Tabasco and sugar Cajun spice rum. The bar features an array of upscale snacks and appetizers. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Vaughan’s Lounge

Barcadia Bar/ Restaurant/Arcade

3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072;; @maurepasfoods CRAFT COCKTAILS The Bywater bar and restaurant seeks local ingredients for both its innovative cuisine and its cocktails. Drinks are mixed with fresh herbs and juices and change with the season. Open Thu.-Tue. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. 4229 Dauphine St., (504) 947-5562 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Vaughan’s brought the world to the 9th Ward, thanks to decades of hosting Kermit Ruffins on Thursday nights. That tradition ended, but Vaughn’s didn’t miss a beat, booking Corey Henry’s Treme Funket and other talents at this friendly, no-frills watering hole. There’s free food during halftimes of New Orleans Saints games. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.



7 on Fulton


701 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 525-7555;; @7onfulton RESTAURANT BAR Located in a niche at the front of this trendy eatery, 7 on Fulton’s bar features different drink specials every day, $10 buckets of beer and $20 pizza specials during New Orleans Saints games. The restaurant’s menu of New Orleans contemporary cuisine can be ordered at the bar. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-10 p.m. daily.

8 Block Kitchen & Bar

Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., Level 3, (504) 613-3850; RESTAURANT BAR Located in the atrium at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 8 Block Kitchen & Bar features live jazz and cabaret Friday and Saturday nights. Popular drinks include a Jameson julep, Malbec wine and Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc. The kitchen serves sushi, seafood, burgers and sliders. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Bar UnCommon

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common St., (504) 4525-1111;

601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 335-1740;; @barcadianola RESTAURANT BAR Barcadia features food, music, arcade games, two patios, TVs and a more than 100 beers. There is also occasional live music and specialty nights that include office Olympics and movie nights. The Barcadia Bomber, made with four kinds of vodka and two fruit juices, is a popular signature drink. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0911; bellocq; @thehotelmodern CRAFT COCKTAILS Inspired by the pre-Prohibition photos of Storyville madams taken by E.J. Bellocq, the bar features cobblers, made with port or sherry and fruit, and McAlpins Mushroom, which combines Scotch, shiitake sake cordial and Perfecto Amor liqueur. There’s also absinthe, fortified wine and punches. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hours 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

The Burgundy Bar

931 Canal St., (504) 522-5400; CRAFT COCKTAILS Live bands, including regulars The Yat Pack and Glen David Andrews, play music inspired by Louis Armstrong Thursday through Saturday. Rich, dark woods, bordello-inspired decorative accents and plenty of seating invite patrons to linger over craft cocktails from the bar’s Seven Deadly Sins Cocktail Collection, including Greed, a mango- and jalapeno-based drink, and Lust, a Champagne cocktail with rose water and wild hibiscus. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Cajun Mike’s Pub-n-Grub

116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055;; @cajunmikes RESTAURANT BAR Far rowdier and down-thebayou than its posh neighbors, Cajun Mike’s caters to football fans who live to cheer for the home team, offering food, drink and beer bucket specials for New Orleans Saints and LSU games. Alligator sausage and oyster po-boys highlight an extensive bar food menu of regional staples. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.


520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161;; @mayorcapdeville RESTAURANT BAR Inspired by “social houses” in London, Capdeville offers a casual atmosphere that encourages lingering over dinner, drinks and conversation. Craft beer and American whiskey are the specialties, with popular drinks including Jack’s black lemonade, which is house-infused blackberry Jack Daniel’s mixed with blackberries and fresh lemon. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.Thu., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Chuck’s Sports Bar

510 Gravier St., (504) 524-9485 SPORTS BAR This dive bar is a favorite with service industry employees and members of the 9-to-5 crowd who want cheap, heavily poured drinks. There’s a pool table and an Internet jukebox. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.


709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8990; RESTAURANT BAR Cibignu offers Italian wines and many are available by the glass or carafe. Also available is a unique selection of handcrafted Italian-inspired cocktails created by Cibugnu’s manager/ bartender Chris Timpone. Open Wed.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun. and Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

Circle Bar

1032 St. Charles Ave., (504) 588-2616;; @circlebarnola MUSIC CLUB Located on the ground floor of a squat townhouse on Lee Circle, New Orleans’ coziest music

club has just enough room for the band and its most fanatic followers. But with its exposed brick and the restored mural behind the bar, it has plenty of charm. There’s music daily by a mix of local musicians and touring indie bands. Open daily. No smoking. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Civic Theatre

510 O’Keefe Ave., (504) 272-0865;; @civicnola MUSIC CLUB Mixologist Neal Bodenheimer of Cure and Bellocq helped create a signature cocktail menu of drinks made from smallbatch American-made spirits and organic ingredients. The theater, which stages concerts, plays, films and private parties, originally opened in 1906 but has been updated with stateof-the art sound and lighting systems. Open when events are scheduled. Smoking on patio. No food.

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Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court

300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000;; @windsorcourt CRAFT COCKTAILS The cocktail bar in the historic Windsor Court Hotel features craft cocktails with an emphasis on pre-Prohibition flavors. Drinks can be customized, though a menu full of specialty drinks caters to a range of tastes, such as the Final Final, made with Laphroaig Scotch, Fernet, simple syrup and allspice. Snacks and samplings from the adjoining Grill Room are available. Thu.-Sat. No smoking. Food available.

The District

711 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-1476; BAR The District maintains an old-timey feel but with modern accoutrements including flatscreen televisions for sports and a charging station for cellphones. There’s a happy hour all day Monday, trivia on Tuesday and a weekly Wine Down

The Capri Blu martini, garnished with an orange wedge, is a signature cocktail at Capri Blu, the bar at Andrea’s Restaurant in Metairie.

Wednesday. Lunch is served daily and brunch is served on the weekends. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

Ernst Cafe

600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544;; @ernst_cafe RESTAURANT BAR Ernst Cafe is located in charming turn-of-the-century building and retains the flavor of old New Orleans. The Always Sunny on Fulton is a popular drink made of orange juice, mint and Barcadi, though PBRs are an old standby. Casual comfort food is served late into the evening. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Extreme Sports Bar and Grille

535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-6999; SPORTS BAR Even if you watch your favorite team lose on one of the many large-screen TVs here, you can still win by ordering from an extensive draft beer selection and appetizers like Insanity Fries, piled high with bacon and jalapenos. Beer bucket specials are available during Saints, LSU and Pelicans games. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available.

Fountain Lounge

123 Baronne St., (504) 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans. com RESTAURANT BAR A new take on the Fountain Lounge that opened in The Roosevelt Hotel in 1938, the bar features classics from its past such as the rum-based Bayou Swizzle and the Jambalaya, which mixes Southern Comfort, peach schnapps, lime juice and grenadine, a range of craft cocktails and an a large wine list. There’s live music Wednesday through Saturday. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Garden Grill and Bar

1001 S. Peters St., (504) 525-0044; RESTAURANT BAR There’s a large menu of martinis, specialty cocktails and wine at this restaurant bar, but Hurricanes are the most popular drink. The food menu features gumbo, seafood, burgers, flatbreads and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun.

Generations Hall

310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 568-1702; MUSIC CLUB This venue has hosted a PAGE 21


1100 Tulane Ave., (504) 587-3737;; @clubampersand DANCE CLUB Legendary Saturday night to Sunday sunrises bump and grind with a party-people energy more New York than New Orleans, with VIP lounges, table service and cutting-edge EDM acts such as Andventure Club & Krewella. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.


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number of well-known shindigs including the March of Dimes’ Spotlight on Success, the Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club ball and Bridge House’s Mr. Legs contest. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Gordon Biersch

200 Poydras St., (504) 552-2739;; @gordonbiersch BEER PUB A premium selection of handcrafted beers brewed in house is the signature at the 30-plus Gordon Biersch locations across the country, though the New Orleans location offers local spices on its extensive menu in dishes such as Cajun fish tacos. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Happy’s Irish Pub

1009 Poydras St., phone n.a.;; @happysirishpub BEER PUB The Irish pub has a two-for-one happy hour for beer, wine and house drinks on weekdays. Stop in for a seasonal special, like $1 Guinness for Thanksgiving, or take a jog before drinking a popular Irish Car Bomb with Happy’s weekly running club. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114;; @herbsaintdining RESTAURANT BAR Bartenders mix craft cocktails at the bar of this restaurant, from a classic Sazerac to Champagne cocktails. Traditional absinthe is prepared with a slotted spoon, a sugar cube and a cold water drip. A full menu of Chef Donald Link’s upscale Southern cuisine is available at the bar. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Howlin’ Wolf Den

907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844;; @howlinwolfnola RESTAURANT BAR The Howlin’ Wolf Den serves as a side bar to the legendary Howlin’ Wolf, which features live entertainment nightly. There are more than 100 beers at the den, mixed drinks and local Creole fare like jambalaya and gator balls. Taco Tuesdays last all night and feature $2 tacos, well drinks, margaritas and Miller draft. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; MUSIC CLUB The Howlin’ Wolf turns 25 years old in December, and during that time its stage has hosted a wide variety of musical acts including the Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Ice Cube, Galactic, Mutemath and others. The bar is made from handcarved mahogany taken from Al Capone’s Lexington hotel when it was demolished in the 1980s, and the building exterior is decorated with a mural of New Orleans scenes by James Michalopoulos. Open daily. No smoking. No food.

Little Gem Saloon

445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863;; @littlegemsaloon MUSIC CLUB Located in an area that was a haven for jazz performers at the turn of the 20th century, Little Gem Saloon opened in 2012 to host jazz and pour handcrafted drinks including the spiced pecan old fashioned made with pecan-infused Wild Turkey bourbon, fresh pears and grapefruit bitters. There’s free live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tue.-Fri. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.


221 Camp St., (504)553-9550; html; @ihhotel CRAFT COCKTAILS Illuminated by hand-blown gas bulbs and candlelight, Loa wows patrons with its selection of more than 100 craft cocktails. The Delilah combines gin, elderflowers, pineapple balsamic reduction, fresh basil and ice. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Lucky Rooster

515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; CRAFT COCKTAILS The restaurant bar takes a creative approach to cocktails, stocking Japanese whiskey and incoporating fresh juices and house-made syrups and sodas. There’s outdoor seating where you can enjoy popular drinks like the Ghost Face Chillah — Broker’s gin, pineapple shrub, Bittermens tiki bitters and Tsingtao, a Chinese beer. Food includes Korean fried chicken, dumplings and bao. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; RESTAURANT BAR West Coast surfer-inspired drinks and food are the trademarks, and the attitude is casual and fun-loving. Da Killer Blue Whale combines Stolichnaya blueberry and Cruzan coconut rum, curacao and lemonade, and The Big Kahuna is served in a 64-ounce fishbowl. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

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519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; SPORTS BAR With its namesake of the city’s (and arguably the nation’s) First Family of Football and slogan of “Eat+Drink+Cheer,” Manning’s caters to customers with a menu of tailgating-inspired fare, selection of draft brews, 30-plus TVs — including a 13-by7.5-foot mega-screen — and leather recliners in the End Zone lounge. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu available.

The Metropolitan Nightclub

310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 568-1702; DANCE CLUB The dance club features 15 VIP sections and is only open on Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The club hosts special celebrations such as the Haunted Halloween Bash and a New Year’s Eve extravaganza. There is a dress code. Open Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.

MiLa Bar

817 Common St., (504) 412-2580; RESTAURANT BAR The bar at MiLa offers a selection of craft cocktails, classic drinks and beers. The food menu features seasonal Southern-inspired dishes and snacks. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Ohm Lounge

601 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 3351740; CRAFT COCKTAILS The upscale Japanese lounge tucked behind Barcadia specializes in craft cocktails, healthy shared plates and premium sakes. The Singapore Sling and Cane Farmer, a rum-based drink with pomegranate molasses, ginger liqueur and fresh mint, are popular choices. Open

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21 WINE BAR With a Creole Italian restaurant of the same name next door, this wine bar serves white wines from a Cruvinet temperature-controlled cellar to ensure they’re chilled just right. Plates line the walls of the elegant dining room, adding some color to the space, and the bar has live music on weekends. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.


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Vic’s Kangaroo Cafe

636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR With the last four digits of its phone number spelling out “g’day,” Vic’s might be as close to Australia as one can get in New Orleans. The Aussie-themed bar and restaurant has 15 beers on tap, both local and imported, and draws a late-night crowd. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Vitascope Hall

Thu.-Sat. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thu.-Sat.


Polo Club Lounge


Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 523-6000; HOTEL BAR Classic cocktails and wines chosen from a selection of more than 600 labels are served in an elegant, comfortable setting inspired by English gentlemen’s clubs. Settle into a wingback chair or an overstuffed sofa and listen to jazz musicians perform live Tuesday through Saturday. Dishes from The Grill Room restaurant are available. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Republic New Orleans

828 S. Peters St., (504) 528-8282;; @republicnola MUSIC CLUB Likely most famous for its bounce nights and themed “throwback” nights, the spacious music club also holds film screenings and hosts national artists like A$AP Ferg and Los Lobos. Drinks are usually pretty standard, but specialty eventthemed shots often are served. Open daily. No smoking. No food.

Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi

823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; RESTAURANT BAR A custom glass bar top lighted from underneath illuminates house special cocktails such as the Berry Blossom, Japanese 75 and Tokyo-ti-

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ni. The menu features a selection of sushi, small plates, noodle dishes, soups and salads. Open Tue.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Sainte Marie

930 Poydras St., (504) 304-6988;; @saintemarienola RESTAURANT BAR Though the cocktail menu at Sainte Marie is ever-changing, the restaurant’s servers know it well and can recommend drinks based on food orders, favorite spirits and mood. The bar often hosts tastings and recently crafted a cocktail to celebrate the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

The Sazerac Bar

The Roosevelt, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-1200;; @theroosevelt_no HOTEL BAR The dark wood paneling, New Orleans murals and storied past as a favorite haunt of Huey P. Long and others makes the bar a good backdrop for date night, business meetings or sharing witty banter with friends. It’s the place to get the namesake Sazerac, or go for Long’s favorite, the Ramos gin fizz. Open daily. No smoking. No food.

The Swizzle Stick Bar

Loews Hotel, 300 Poydras St., (504) 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide. com; @cafeadelaide CRAFT COCKTAILS Bartender Lu Brow makes it a point to ensure customers like what they drink at this upscale bar at Cafe Adelaide. Classic New Orleans cocktails are popular as are eclectic specialty cocktails. A full menu of modern Creole cuisine is available at the bar. Open daily. No smoking. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Tivoli & Lee

2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909;; @tivoliandlee CRAFT COCKTAILS The farm-to-table restaurant and bar serves Southern cuisine and craft cocktails from a sidewalk cafe on Lee Circle or inside a room with large picture windows and a copper-top bar made with reclaimed wood. Mixologist Kimberly Patton-Bragg mixes drinks like the popular Cereal Killer, and the bar offers small-batch American whiskeys, beer and wine. There’s live music Saturday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Tommy’s Wine Bar

755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103;

Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., Level 3, (504) 613-3740; SPORTS BAR Download a free app and become a virtual DJ, selecting songs to play at the upscale contemporary bar when no sports are being shown on the 40 flat-screen TVs. Specialty cocktails include The Depths of Winter, a mix of Belvedere vodka, lemon juice, ginger syrup and allspice. Gumbo, burgers, po-boys and more are on the food menu. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar

1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530;; @walk_ons SPORTS BAR Pour your own beer from a tap at your table and catch a game on one of 40 televisions at this sports bar located blocks away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The bar is family-friendly, with a full menu of sandwiches, wraps and local fare. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Warehouse Grille

829 Magazine St., (504) 322-2188;; @warehousegrille RESTAURANT BAR Rivershack Tavern’s sister spot from owners Chris Keene and Donnie Thomas offers small plates and dozens of local beers on tap, with live music in its 6,000 square-foot courtyard. Enter a monthly contest to win a courtyard keg party for you and up to 25 pals. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. PAGE 24

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Wine Institute of New Orleans

610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000:; @winoschoolguru WINE BAR If you consider yourself an oenophile, you can take wine classes here for fun — or for certification. Aficionados can sample wines by the ounce — there’s more than 120 choices — before buying a bottle, or try one of the bar’s cocktails. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

WOW Cafe

Double Tree Hotel, 300 Canal St., (504) 212-3250;; @wowcafe RESTAURANT BAR Two-for-one drinks and $5 pitchers of beer are available from 5 p.m. to close every day at the Mid-City location of this Louisiana-born chain, which specializes in wings and sports on TV. WOW Cafe has several trademarked drinks, including the fruity Chalmatian, and offers frozen margaritas and more than a dozen regional craft beers. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hours vary by location.




AllWays Lounge & Theatre

2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This offbeat bar typically draws a bohemian crowd with its parade of local and touring bands, karaoke, burlesque shows, risque cabaret and literary events. There’s also a theater in back and a small patio. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


514 Frenchmen St., (504) 944-8461; RESTAURANT BAR Craft beers compliment Bamboula’s Creole Caribbean cuisine. Located in a historic Frenchmen Street building, the dog-friendly bar has live music every day but Sunday and video poker. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Blue Nile

532 Frenchmen St., (504)948-2583;;

@bluenilelive MUSIC CLUB Housed in the oldest building on Frenchmen Street, the music club features Kermit Ruffins every Friday. There are 20 beers on tap and a host of local brews. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu.

Booty’s Street Food

800 Louisa St., (504) 266-2887;; @bootys RESTAURANT BAR Booty’s is an urbane-yet-casual cafe that serves street food items from around the globe in fancy presentations. There’s a short specialty cocktail menu, and one of the highlights is the frozen house daiquiri. The signature Bywater Bomber combines Old New Orleans rum, pineapple, orange, lime and Booty’s bitters. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour varies.

Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant

1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038;; @buffasbar NEIGHBORHOOD BAR On Esplanade Avenue just across from the French Quarter, Buffa’s has live music Wednesday through Sunday, including acts such as Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott on Thursday, the Royal Rounders on Saturday and a traditional jazz brunch with Some Like It Hot! on Sunday. Open daily. Smoking allowed in front bar. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 a.m.-6 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily


618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731;; @dbaneworleans MUSIC CLUB You won’t find Budweiser on the global selection of premium, often-obscure beers, but you will find good vibes and music nightly by regularly booked local icons (Walter “Wolfman” Washington’s in residence on Wednesdays) and touring acts in the blues/roots/rock vein. Open nightly. No smoking. No food.

Faubourg Wines

2805 St. Claude Ave., (504) 342-2217; WINE BAR This dog-friendly neighborhood wine bar and shop is a bustling spot during free wine tastings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Most bottles cost less than $15 and can be opened

inside or at sidewalk tables for a $2 corkage fee. There’s also liquor, beer, mixers and cheese plates by St. James Cheese Co. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking on patio. Food avaiable.

Feelings Cafe

2600 Chartres St., (504) 9452222; RESTAURANT BAR The floor of the patio bar at this romantic Marigny restaurant is constructed with bricks from the fireplace of the slave quarters that once stood there. Live piano music fills the courtyard on Friday nights. Open Wed.Sun. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Hi-Ho Lounge

2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446;; @hihonola MUSIC CLUB This laid-back neighborhood club stands out, thanks to nightly live performances by acts ranging from stand-up comedy to indie rock. Funk impresario DJ Soul Sister smoved her longstanding Hustle dance party to Hi-Ho six months ago. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 6 p.m. -7 p.m. daily.

Kajun’s Pub

2256 St. Claude Ave., (504) 947-3735;; @kajunpub MUSIC CLUB Sing your heart out to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” like you didn’t just hear it a thousand times already. The 24-hour karaoke kingpin fuels its performers with $1 Jell-O shots and a full menu of specialty hot dogs and upscale snacks from neighboring Borracho. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lost Love Lounge

2529 Dauphine St., (504) 949-2009; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This very casual neighborhood bar is a good place for imported and locally brewed beers. Play pool and listen to the jukebox or pull a dog-eared book off the community bookshelf. There’s a menu of inexpensive Vietnamese dishes (pho, spring rolls, noodles) and table seating in the back room, which also features a small stage for comedy on Tuesday nights and other special events. Open daily. Smoking in the front room. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

The Maison

Mimi’s in the Marigny

2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868;; @mimismarigny NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The first-floor barroom is a popular late-night hub for the hipster crowd to cluster around the long bar or play pool. The generally quieter upstairs lounge hosts jazz, blues and acoustic bands and DJs. Tapas are available in both bars. Open daily. Smoking allowed downstairs. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.


2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; MUSIC CLUB The calendar at this eclectic club is filled with entertainment, including live music on weekends, DJs, comedy, films,

The mixed drinks are always stiff and domestic beers are $2 much of the day at Martine’s Lounge in Metairie.

trivia and game nights. You also can play pool. Eastern European-inspired cuisine is available until midnight daily from Kukhnya. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696; MUSIC CLUB Jazz, R&B and big band musicians perform live at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. every night off the main bar of this club, which has drawn locals and visitors to the Faubourg Marigny for 30 years, long before Frenchmen Street became hip. The restaurant specializes in burgers and steaks, and a popular drink is the Monsoon. There’s also an extensive wine list. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Spotted Cat Music Club

623 Frenchmen St., phone n.a., MUSIC CLUB The jazz and blues club features live music every day and free swing dance lessons from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dancing is encouraged. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Yuki Izakaya

525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook. com/yukiizakaya RESTAURANT BAR This Japanese tavern is a dimly lit late night haunt full of Japanese pop-cultural icons

and there’s live music daily. The full bar offers a wide selection of sake and shochu as well as Japanese beers. From the kitchen, there are small plates including raw fish preparations, fried chicken and more. Cash only. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

FRENCH QUARTER 21st Amendment at La Louisiane

725 Iberville St., (504) 378-7330; BAR Step into this bar and feel the ambience of a Prohibition-era speakeasy, with guns and framed photos of mobsters covering the walls inside an 1880s building. The Canned Heat combines basil, jalapeno-bell pepper tequila, ginger liquor and lemon. There’s live traditional jazz Friday and Saturday nights, and $5 gets you a PBR and a Jameson shot any time. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour from opening to 7 p.m. daily.

The Abbey

1123 Decatur St., (504) 523-7177 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Get a beer and a shot for $5 before sidling up to video poker or listening to spontaneous live music. The grizzled open-allhours dive is dog-friendly, and photos of patrons past and present line its walls. Hours. Smoking allowed. No food. Monthly specials. PAGE 27


508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543;; @themaison508 MUSIC CLUB There are three stages that feature live music by local musicians from opening at 5 p.m. to close (between 2 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.), including jazz, brass bands and more. Mondays feature Super Jams with a variety of musicians playing together. The house bloody mary is made with basil- and garlic-infused Tito’s vodka mixed with Zing Zang mix, fresh lemon and lime juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire. The restaurant offers Cajun and Creole entrees, appetizers and desserts until 11 p.m. or later nightly. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.





American Sports Saloon

1200 Decatur St., (504) 300-1782 SPORTS BAR The American Sports Saloon has more than 30 high-definition televisions equipped with surround sound to optimize your game time experience. It serves 12 different beers on tap, sports-themed mixed drinks and home-style bar food from a kitchen that stays open late. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

Attiki Bar and Grill

230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; RESTAURANT BAR Sip a basil gimlet or the popular raspberry truffle (Champagne with raspberry, flaming arak, Bouchard wine and chocolate wine) while watching belly dancers on Friday and Saturday. Drink specialties include wines from around the world, martinis and beer. There’s also a hookah bar and a menu of Mediterranean food. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

Aunt Tiki’s

Backspace Bar & Kitchen 139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245;; @backspacenola RESTAURANT BAR Sure, you can order a Bud Light at Backspace. Or you can try a spicy bloody mary garnished with strips of bacon, or original craft cocktails such as Death in the Afternoon’s lovingly lethal blend of Champagne and absinthe. Breakfast is served all day. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Bar Tonique

820 N. Rampart St., (504) 324-6045;; @bartonique CRAFT COCKTAILS Behind an unremarkable facade on the edge of the French Quarter is this spartan lounge with a large U-shaped bar, some banquette seating and an extensive menu of classic and original cocktails. The bar uses house-made tonic water, juices and syrups in its drinks, and there is a wide selection

Batch Bar

Hyatt French Quarter, 800 Iberville St., (504) 565-4572; CRAFT COCKTAILS Artisan whiskey (barrel and flask service) is the specialty, but the bar offers a full line of handcrafted cocktails and local spirits. A popular drink is the bacon-bourbon Manhattan. There’s a fry bar and shared plates and entrees are available. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Beach on Bourbon

227 Bourbon St., (504) 523-3800;; @beachonbourbon DANCE CLUB Beach on Bourbon is a sports bar by day and a high-energy dance club by night, complete with glow sticks and elaborate mixed drinks. A three-for-one happy hour runs till 9 p.m. daily, and there’s live music most weeknights. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour till 9 p.m. daily.

Belli Baci Lounge

117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; RESTAURANT BAR This upscale lounge offers martinis and Italian-style tapas. Opera singers from the adjoining Cafe Giovanni occasionally drop in for an aria. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Big Mama’s Lounge

229 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999;; @hobnola BAR A new addition to the House of Blues, the bar offers free live music by local bands Thursday through Sunday, cheap drinks — a 16-ounce beer and a shot of Jameson is $7 — and craft cocktails. Open Thu.-Sun. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Thu., noon-2 a.m. Fri.-Sun.


Maison Dupuy, 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8000; maisondupuy. com/bistreaux; @maisondupuy RESTAURANT BAR Murals of Impressionistic art accent the elegance of the Maison Dupuy’s casual-concept restaurant and bar, which offers live music by singer-songwriters such as Aaron Lopez-Barrantes and classic New Orleans cocktails like the

Pimm’s Cup and Sazerac for $5 on Friday evenings. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Bombay Club

830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; MARTINI BAR There are more than 100 martinis and other craft cocktails at the Bombay Club, with some as creative as the Meat and Potato martini, which is Chopin potato vodka and an andouille sausage garnish. The bar offers live music nightly. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Bourbon Cowboy

241 Bourbon St., (504) 581-2410;; @bourboncowboyno BAR Five dollars gets customers three chances to ride the mechanical bull to glory at this Western-themed bar, which also televises major sporting events. The balcony offers a prime vantage point for people-watching and spots can be reserved for New Year’s Eve and Mardi Gras. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour opening-9:30 p.m. daily.

Bourbon Heat

711 Bourbon St., (504) 324-4669;; @bourbonheat DANCE CLUB The bar prides itself on having something for everyone, with a low-key courtyard for drinking and dining, an indoor bar that fills up after dark, and an upstairs dance club. Thursday is ladies night (until 4 a.m.), and a daily happy hour offers three-for-one well drinks and two-for-one bottles of beer. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Bourbon House

144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; @bourbonhouse RESTAURANT BAR The bar at this seafood restaurant specializes in small-batch and single-barrel bourbons and uses them in cocktails including a frozen bourbon milk punch. There’s a full oyster bar that serves Black and Gold oysters during New Orleans Saints football games. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Bourbon O Bar

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 730 Bourbon St., (504) 571-4685; PAGE 29


1207 Decatur St., (504) 680-8454 BAR With the exception of a few tiki-related items, this dive bar is more Halloween-themed than tiki-themed. Guests enjoy playing the jukebox and drinking no-frills drinks like straight shots and PBR. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

of premium spirits and beers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour noon to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.





www.bourbonorleanshotel. com/bourbon-o; @bourbonorleans CRAFT COCKTAILS This upscale Bourbon Street bar is managed by Cheryl Charming, author of 14 books about bars and cocktails, and the bar uses freshly squeezed juices and syrups, bloody mary mix and ginger beer made on site. The bar specializes in classic New Orleans cocktails and seasonal drinks, and has a dozen local beers on tap. Sectional sofas overlook Bourbon Street, there’s live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday, and a psychic reader is available Thursday through Sunday. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.

Bourbon Pub & Parade

801 Bourbon St., (504) 529-2107;; @thebourbonpub DANCE CLUB The balcony at this high-energy gay dance club is among the best people-watching spots on Bourbon Street. Patrons also can be entertained by Sunday night drag shows and Thursday night karaoke. The bar is dog-friendly during the day; bartenders even keep treats on hand for canine guests. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hours vary.

Broussard’s Empire Bar

Carousel Bar & Lounge

214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; @carouselbar HOTEL BAR This classic bar in the Hotel Monteleone is New Orleans’ only revolving bar and has attracted celebrities including Tennessee Williams for decades. There’s a piano bar and classic cocktails as well as signature drinks such as the Vieux Carre Cocktail, made with whiskey, vermouth, bitters, Benedictine liqueur and a cherry. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Centerfolds Cabaret

411 Bourbon St., (504) 523-2121; www.centerfoldsneworleans. com

GENTLEMEN’S CLUB Featuring Champagne, mixed drinks, beer and wine, Centerfolds Cabaret offers adult entertainment with VIP areas and a main stage. Open daily. No smoking. No food.

Chris Owens Club

500 Bourbon St., (504) 523-6400 or (504) 722-9345; BAR Singer/ dancer Chris Owens still anchors the entertainment at this legendary nightclub, which also features salsa dancing. There’s a full bar and cocktails are the standard drinks. Open Wed.-Sun. No smoking. No food. Happy hour 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sun.

Claire’s Pour House

233 Decatur St., (504) 558-8980 DIVE BAR Claire’s serves $2.59 PBR and Miller High Life and offers a dog-friendly, convivial atmosphere for listening to the jukebox, playing video poker or simply unwinding after French Quarter ramblings. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Copper Monkey Bar & Grill

725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR A seemingly forever-festive cast of Quarter characters saddle

up here to drink anything from absinthe to a local microbrew and eat anything from BLTs to house-original Monkey Buns, banana-filled beignets topped with powdered sugar. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.


1201 Burgundy St., (504) 522-9715; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR A cozy Quarter enclave celebrating its 80th anniversary next year, Cosimo’s keeps its loyal clientele with its warm decor, chill bar chatter and 50-cent pool. New kitchen operator GorgeUsEats offers several chicken-wing styles with house-made bacon ranch or blue cheese dips. There are daily drink specials. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Coyote Ugly Saloon

225 N. Peters St., (504) 561-0003; neworleans; @coyotelil BAR French Quarter partiers enjoy a variety of daily drink specials from foxy bartenders — just don’t order a water or you will get sprayed. There’s a $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sundays when the New Orleans Saints play at home at noon. Open daily. Smoking


819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866;; @nolabroussards RESTAURANT BAR The Empire Bar at this historic French restaurant is an elegant place to sip a milk punch. Nods to Napoleon dot the cocktail menu, while an adjoining courtyard provides a view of the French Quarter rarely seen from the street. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Customers come to the House of Blues for food, drinks and music.


allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Crescent City Brewhouse

527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse. com BEER PUB This is the only brewpub in the French Quarter, and it offers live jazz every night beginning at 6 p.m. Crescent City Brewhouse serves its own fresh brewed beer alongside classic New Orleans fare. The brewery dreams up a new special brew monthly. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Crossroads at House of Blues

225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4961;; @hobnola RESTAURANT BAR Comedy shows, live music and karaoke (with a live band providing music) make up specialty nights at this restaurant, which offers eye candy with a wealth of folk art, along with drinks including the popular Haunted Quarter. There’s also a gospel brunch on Sunday. Diners who eat here before a concert get to “pass the line” to get into the event. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.


Deanie’s Seafood


841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316;; @deaniesseafood RESTAURANT BAR Visit after a New Orleans Saints game and watch Bobby Hebert live on WWL radio’s The Point After Show. The popular Voodoo Juice features several rums and fruit juice, and the food menu includes fried, broiled and boiled seafood. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Deja Vu

400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; RESTAURANT BAR Deja Vu offers breakfast 24-7, online ordering, delivery and $6.99 steak nights Tuesday and Thursday. A popular drink is the $5 bloody mary. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Deja Vu Showgirls

226 Bourbon St., (504) 525-5801;; @dejavunola GENTLEMEN’S CLUB Happy hour at this adult entertainment venue gets you access to an open bar with a $15 cover. Champagne is popular by the bottle and glass, and seasonal specials and shows are frequent, like

the bar’s annual New Year’s Eve party. Open Tues.-Sat. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse

716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467;; @dbsteakhouse RESTAURANT BAR The swanky bar is separate from the restaurant and has a clubby ambience. Get a $5 martini or spiked Arnold Palmer during daily happy hours. The bar menu changes weekly, and you can order from the full restaurant menu. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Dickie Brennan’s Tableau

616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463; www.tableaufrenchquarter. com; @tableaunola CRAFT COCKTAILS In an elegantly restored three-story building that connects with Le Petit Theatre, there are two bars with conversation seating indoors or intimate seating on a balcony overlooking Jackson Square. Cocktails are handcrafted with freshly squeezed juice and chilled with 1-inch-by-1-inch ice cubes (for a slow melt). They’re named for plays produced at Le Petit Theatre. French Creole small plates are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Erin Rose

811 Conti St., (504) 522-3573; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Erin Rose is known for its Irish coffee, both hot and frozen, and for providing the perfect elixir for what ails you, whether in the form of laughter or libation. Locals and tourists mingle within the bar’s photo, art and object-clad walls. Killer Po-boys are served in the back. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and midnight-4 a.m. daily.

Felipe’s Taqueria French Quarter

301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226;; @felipesnola RESTAURANT BAR Latin-inspired craft cocktails as well as a range of fresh margarita options are always within arm’s reach of a basket of salty tortilla chips. Drink specials change daily but there’s one every night, from $2 off specialty cocktails to $4 margaritas. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Fiorella’s Cafe

1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155 RESTAURANT BAR Known for its fried chicken, Fiorella’s has a full bar with an emphasis on its homemade $5 bloody mary. The bar and restaurant shows New Orleans Saints games on TV, and the homey decor has drawn tourists and regulars for the past 40 years. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

French 75

813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; French-75; @thefrench75 CRAFT COCKTAILS In what was once a lounge for men only, patrons find premium spirits and fine cigars served in classic cocktail lounge style. The decor features monkey lamps and a late 1800s bar, and patrons can munch on bar snacks like Arnaud’s souffle potatoes. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Funky Pirate New Orleans

727 Bourbon St., (504) 523-1960; MUSIC CLUB The Funky Pirate has live music every day and hosts regular acts including Big Al Carson. Hand Grenades are popular drinks. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour noon-4 p.m. Fri.-Sun.

Galatoire’s “33” Bar and Steak

215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932; www.galatoires33barandsteak. com; @galatoires33 RESTAURANT BAR The newer, more casual side of the historic New Orleans landmark features stiff drinks served under high ceilings. Sazeracs and Old Fashioneds can be sipped to classic New Orleans jazz. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Good Friends Bar

740 Dauphine St.., (504) 566-7191; GAY BAR There’s a lot to keep patrons entertained at this two-story gay bar with a balcony: pool, video poker, seven TVs, trivia on Sunday, karaoke on Tuesday, American Horror Story on Wednesday and more. The drink of choice is the Separator — a sweet concoction of ice cream, coffee liqueur and brandy, topped with Cool Whip and cherries. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Hermes Bar

713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; RESTAURANT BAR Hermes has the ambience of an elegant saloon, with warm wood walls and a checkerboard tile floor and the favored drink here is the Sazerac. There’s a bar menu inspired by Antoine’s offerings (or you can order from the Antoine’s menu), and the bar offers live jazz performances from 9:30 till midnight Friday and Saturday. Daily happy hour features $2 domestic beers, $3 imports and $4 house brand cocktails. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

House of Blues

225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999;; @hob_nola MUSIC CLUB There are several venues inside House of Blues, including its outdoor Voodoo Garden patio, where you can find free comedy Tuesday and Thursday nights, and The Parish, an intimate upstairs concert room. Its Sunday gospel brunch includes a bloody mary bar, and live karaoke has $3 Fireball whiskey shots. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Ice House Bar


321 N. Peters St., (504) 299-3944; CRAFT COCKTAILS The upscale French Quarter restaurant boasts a pretty courtyard and a bar serving inventive cocktails. The Rasputin, with Orzya vodka, Benedictine, Campari, grapefruit and bitters is a popular drink, but so are standbys like Sazeracs and martinis. Open Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; royalneworleans MUSIC CLUB Sip a pomegranate-mango martini and listen to the

sounds of up-and-coming New Orleans music acts and a well-established jazz orchestra. The venue hosts burlesque shows every Friday and music acts every night. Crab cakes, gator sliders and barbecue shrimp are on the menu. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

JAX Brewery Bar

620 Decatur St., (504) 333-6914; DANCE CLUB This dance club hosts several themed parties and holiday events. Patrons enjoy the highend wicker furniture at the patio bar overlooking the Mississippi River. On #FEMME Fridays, women get $2 Champagne and Champagne cocktails and $99 bottles of bubbly. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris

200, 401 and 619 Bourbon St., (504) 565-5321; DAIQUIRI BAR The namesake daiquiri is made with strawberry kiwi, Everclear and 151 dark rum and is bright green. It’s served in a souvenir jester cup. The local owners call it “the world’s strongest drink.” There’s also video poker and pizza by the slice.

Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

The Jimani

141 Chartres St., (504) 524-0493;; @thejimani SPORTS BAR Humorously named after the owners — Jim and I — the bar has focused on the sports crowd since opening in 1971. It has a host of TV sports packages, 10 big-screen TVs, Buzztime and NTN trivia and offers more than 100 different beers from its copper-top bar. It is known for a large selection of Jell-O shots, and has a range of food options, including burger, poboys, gumbo, crawfish pasta and more. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Jimmy J’s Cafe

115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; RESTAURANT BAR The funky restaurant serves breakfast all day and is open around the clock Thursday through Sunday. The bacon bloody mary and Jimmy J’s Hurricane are favorite drinks. The restaurant menu includes American, Southwestern, Italian and Creole flavors. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Johnny White’s Bar

733 St. Peter St., (504) 281-4829; www.johnnywhitesfrenchquar-


Hotel Provincial, 1024 Chartres St., (504) 581-4005; HOTEL BAR The bright, upscale bar adjacent to the lobby of the Hotel Provincial serves classic New Orleans cocktails including Sazeracs, Hurricanes and bloody marys as well as beer, wine and more. Open daily. No smoking. No food. Happy hour 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Publiq House on Freret Street draws an interesting mix of customers who enjoy cocktails served in canning jars.

31 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Its resolve to stay open throughout Katrina despite floodwaters and official orders is part of the long legend of Johnny White’s, a haven for bikers and Who Dats. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Johnny White’s Pub and Grill and Hole in the Wall Bar

718-20 Bourbon St., (504) 568-9803; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Johnny White’s annex offers a cozy neighborhood watering-hole downstairs, along with a restaurant area offering balcony-views of Bourbon Street to enjoy with barbecue shrimp, burgers and the like. There are daily drink specials. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Kerry Irish Pub

331 Decatur St., (504) 527-5954; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Kerry Irish Pub turned 30 in October, celebrating another year of being home to stout drafts, prized Irish whiskeys such as Tullamore Dew and the local folk/country/bluegrass scene. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.




337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005; www.cocktailbarneworleans. com; @kingfishnola RESTAURANT BAR Named for former Louisiana governor Huey P. “Kingfish” Long, all the cocktails and dishes are either Louisiana classics or Louisiana-themed. Head bartender Chris McMillian and executive chef Greg Sonnier both hail from Louisiana and have each been recognized for excellence in their fields. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

941 Bourbon St., (504) 593-9761; www.lafittesblacksmithshop. com BAR Located in an 18th-century cottage, this bar attracts attention, especially from French Quarter tourists, even if there’s no proof it was owned or visited by pirate Jean Lafitte. But the dimly lit interior, fireplace and piano in the back room make it feel like a suitable place for a secret rendezvous, and it’s a good last stop on the end of the Bourbon Street strip. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Barely Legal Club

423 Bourbon St., (504) 571-6340;; @barelylegalnola GENTLEMEN’S CLUB Chocolate parties and national bacon day are events that inspire particularly exotic dances at this Bourbon Street gentlemen’s club. Champagne is a popular drink choice, and food trucks often park outside. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. Sun.-Thurs.

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club

225 Bourbon St., (504) 524-0010; www.neworleanshustlerclub. com; @hustlerclubnola GENTLEMEN’S CLUB The adult entertainment venue has a balcony that overlooks Bourbon Street, and there’s a patio on the main floor. The establishment boasts friendly entertainers who perform on four stages throughout the club. The grill is fired up during Saints games, and snacks are offered other nights to compliment a full bar. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon-8 p.m. daily.

Le Booze

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 584-0300; CIGAR BAR The small bar, which is great for people-watching, offers monthly cigar tastings during which smokes are paired with specialty cocktails. Moscow Mule and Dark and Stormy are popular drink choices, and there’s an extensive selection of bourbon and Scotch. All major sporting events are televised on 58inch TVs. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Lipstixx Gentlemen’s Club

420 Bourbon St., (504) 244-0850;; @nolalipstixx DANCE CLUB Lipstixx Gentlemen’s Club offers adult entertainment, a full bar and private VIP areas. Champagne is offered by the glass. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Little Tropical Isle

435 Bourbon St., (504) 525-1689;; @tropical_isle MUSIC CLUB Little Tropical Isle has live music daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and three-for-one well drinks during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Maison Bourbon Jazz Club

641 Bourbon St., (504) 522-8818; MUSIC CLUB Live jazz plays every night — and there’s no cover charge — at this French Quarter venues. An upstairs balcony looks onto Bourbon Street and the bar airs sports games on its many televisions. The purple voodoo daiquiri is a popular drink. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Marti’s Restaurant

1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; RESTAURANT BAR The small plates menu for bar guests features items that can be made in about three minutes, such as eggplant puree and oyster fritters. There’s a full bar and a vast selection of wine, Champagne and beer. The popular Marti’s Curtain Call martini combines cappuccino, Kahlua and Galliano. Open Tues.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Maximo’s Italian Grill

1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883;; @maximosgrill RESTAURANT BAR Serving drinks that pair with its Italian menu, Maximo’s Grill features an eclectic array of amari, grappas, liqueurs and vermouth. The Negroni is Maximo’s most popular drink, and the Pimm’s Italiano is a close second. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour all night Wednesday.

Molly’s at the Market

1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169;; @mollysdecatur NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The paths of many converge at Molly’s, the French Quarter dive bar that’s become a hangout of hipsters and politicians, tourists and curmudgeons. Frozen Irish coffee is a popular drink, and Dis Taco, a pop-up taco kitchen, is housed within the bar for dining and late-night snacking. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe

500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; RESTAURANT BAR The courtyard is a big draw to this bar in a historic building. Visitors can sip popular drinks such as the Sazerac and Pimm’s Cup, and the front bar opens onto a French Quarter street for people-watching. The menu features appetizers, sandwiches, classic New

Orleans dishes and desserts. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Note

817 St. Louis St., (504) 304-3991; MARTINI BAR Set in a mid-1800s house, the bar has an enclosed patio and and a piano bar that features classics and Southern staples from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (patrons can also try their hand at the antique standup piano). The bar features martinis, premium liquor, wine and local beer. Hot dogs are available. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Old Absinthe House

240 Bourbon St., (504) 524-3181; BAR Try the Old Absinthe House Frappe, a frothy green concoction that a mixologist invented in 1874 within the walls of this historic bar. Other classic cocktails, from the Old Fashioned to the Ramos gin fizz, are mixed in a traditional way and paired with small plates. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

One Eyed Jacks

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro

720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; WINE BAR The world’s only wine bar with al fresco views of the spiritual shadows cast at night upon St. Louis Cathedral, the Orleans Grapevine offers options of flights of wines. There are wines by the bottle and a cheese- and seafood-centric menu. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Palace Cafe

605 Canal St., (504) 523-1661;; @palacecafe RESTAURANT BAR Bloody marys are a specialty at the traditional bar. Stop in from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and get small plates and

Ruth Chincilla, Harold Feidler and David Theard are regular customers at Banks Street Bar.

drinks for $5 each, including cocktails, house wines and coffee spiked with liqueurs. Small plates include duck and brie spring rolls, Buffalo oysters and crab claws remoulade. Sunday brunch includes a bloody mary and bubbles (Champagne) bar. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

this French Quarter wine bar is the Le Bon Mot, made with Nolet’s Gin, St. Germain, fresh oranges and Champagne. The upscale bar opens onto a front patio that offers a lush place to sip wine or cocktails and nibble on a cheese plate. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Pat O’Brien’s Bar and Courtyard Restaurant

Pirate’s Alley Cafe

718 St. Peter St., (504) 525-4823;; @patobriensbar BAR Since 1933 the motto of this venerable French Quarter standard has been “Have fun!” — and bridal parties to international tourists have followed that rule with the aid of Pat O’Brien’s signature Hurricane or another specialty cocktail. A piano lounge takes requests all night, and a courtyard restaurant serves local New Orleans fare. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Patrick’s Bar Vin

730 Bienville St., (504) 200-3180;; @patricksbarvin WINE BAR The most popular drink at

622 Pirate’s Alley, (504) 524-9332; BAR Located next to St. Louis Cathedral, this cash-only pirate-themed bar is known for absinthe, rum cocktails and a patio that’s great for people watching. Patrons recommend the Pimm’s Cup and bloody mary. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.


511 Bourbon St., (504) 522-5100; DANCE CLUB Sip on a 32-ounce Hurricane — or triple-fist it during the bar’s three-for-one happy hour to soak in Razoo’s sensory overload dance floor and TVcrammed patio (with flaming fountain). Tuesday nights offer double-shot loaded margaritas. Open daily. No smoking. No


615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361;; @oejnola MUSIC CLUB This indie rock staple has two bars, one in the front room where Playboy pinball and plush couches preview the black-and-red, Twin Peaks-inspired ballroom and circular bar near the stage. The bar turns into a dance party every Thursday for it’s popular ’80s Night. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.


food. Happy hour 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Wed., noon-8 p.m. Thu.-Sun.

Red Fish Grill Oyster Bar

115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200;; @redfishgrill RESTAURANT BAR The playful art on the distressed walls and the warm wood furniture give the Red Fish Grill a casual, comfortable ambience where you can enjoy oysters and a poblano-spiced bloody mary or a Southern Jam: Southern Comfort combined with house-made peach jam, fresh mint leaves and sour mix and served in a jam jar. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

Rick’s Cabaret

315 Bourbon St., (504) 524-4222;; @ricksnola GENTLEMEN’S CLUB Over its 40 years of operating in the French Quarter, Ricks has gained a reputation as the most gentlemanly of local gentleman’s clubs. There’s a food buffet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, and plenty of dancing and drinks. Open nightly. Smoking allowed. Food available.


Rick’s Sporting Saloon


522 Bourbon St., (504) 552-2510; SPORTS BAR The offshoot of Rick’s Cabaret has a two-story bar featuring leather-back barstools downstairs and lounges upstairs. Walls of TVs tune in to the favored game of the day, and scantily clad servers deliver beer and booze. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Saint Lawrence

219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111;; @stlawrencenola RESTAURANT BAR A menu of elevated bar fare vies

with a slate of ambitious craft cocktails for most popular draw to this casual, brick-lined bistro. The Saint Lawrence cocktail and Very Old Fashioned are popular drink choices. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Saints and Sinners

627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com; @sandsnola BAR Promising a “sinfully good time,” actor Channing Tatum’s Storyville-inspired Saints and Sinners serves specialty cocktails amid red satin decor. The Burlesque Stress is a popular drink, as is Silk Panties. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Somethin’ Else Cafe

Tiki Tolteca

Spirits on Bourbon

Tropical Isle Bayou Club

620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; RESTAURANT BAR Sit on the patio and enjoy a house-made bloody mary or catch a New Orleans Saints game inside the bar of this French Quarter diner. Hurricanes and seasonal Abita beers are popular. Po-boys and burgers round out the restaurant menu, and breakfast is served daily. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

135 Chartres St., (504) 587-7701; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Grand Marnier is $5 every day and bloody marys are $5 on Sunday at this dog-friendly bar started by group of French Quarter bartenders. Popular drinks include ice cold beer, bloody marys and Hurricanes. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

615 Bourbon St., (504) 524-6014; MUSIC CLUB Hear dueling pianos nightly at this French Quarter bar, which was featured on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue. There’s courtyard seating where you can try the signature Resurrection cocktail, served in a blinking skull mug. Steak night on Monday offers a rib-eye dinner for $11.75, and a menu of gumbo, shrimp beignets, burgers, sliders and more is available every day. The bar is open 24 hours Thursday through Monday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.



Sneaky Pete’s

310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095;; @sobounola CRAFT COCKTAILS Draft beers are self-serve from taps built right into your table and bartenders make craft cocktails. The modern Creole saloon is a testament to the traditional restaurants for which the Brennan’s family is known, but with a modern twist. Enjoy $3 to $6 snacks from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily from a menu of New Orleans classics. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8213;; @sylvainnola CRAFT COCKTAILS This upscale lounge — and its romantic brick patio hideaway, accessed through a sliver along Chartres Street — is tucked away from French Quarter bustle and features handcrafted cocktails like the Dead Man’s Wallet, with rye, port, cinnamon and lemon, paired with a menu of seasonal dishes. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

301 N. Peters St., (504) 288-8226;; @tikitolteca CRAFT COCKTAILS Upstairs from Felipe’s Taqueria in the French Quarter, this craft tiki bar serves cocktails with an emphasis on Latin American flavors. There are nightly tropical-themed specials and events, like Beach Blanket Burlesque on Wednesday. Small plates are available at the bar. Open Tues.Thu. No smoking. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Thu. 610 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1702; MUSIC CLUB Cajun, zydeco and folk are the music styles played at this club, which offers live performances daily. During happy hour, get $1 off draft beers and three-for-one well drinks. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sun.

Tropical Isle Bourbon

721 Bourbon St., (504) 529-4109;; @tropical_isle MUSIC CLUB The bar is dedicated to trop rock and bringing the beach to New Orleans. It stages live music every day and offers a range of drinks including its signature Hand Grenade, tropical cocktails, beer and more. Happy hour offers three-for-one well drinks and beer specials. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour noon-4 p.m. daily.

Tropical Isle Original

600 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1702; MUSIC CLUB Happy hour features three-forone well drinks and $1 off draft beers. Popular drinks include the Hand Grenade, Horny Gator and

Sports are always playing on TV, so it’s easy to find plenty of reasons to raise glasses in a toast at American Sports Saloon in the French Quarter.

Tropical Itch. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.


823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676; RESTAURANT BAR This neighborhood watering hole has retained the same cypress stand-up bar and antique Parisian mirror that it hung over the bar when Tujague’s opened in 1856. Though it is attached to a restaurant, Tujague’s is a neighborhood bar and popular drinks include the Sazerac, Ramos gin fizz and Pimm’s Cup. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Upper Quarter

1000 Bienville St., (504) 523-4111 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The bar is strategically located — it’s directly behind the New

Orleans Athletic Club — within walking distance of Louis Armstrong Park and the Saenger and Joy theaters. There’s no happy hour at the dog-friendly bar, but it always has a varying list of drink specials. New Orleans Saints game days bring $10 beer buckets, free food and free shots for every Saints touchdown. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

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618 Homedale St., (504) 488-5519; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The bar has served as a neighborhood hangout since 1937, and offers free food during New Orleans Saints games. Guinness is on draft, and Homedale offers more than 30 domestic and imported beers. There’s an outdoor PAGE 36

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Parlay’s Bar

870 Harrison Ave., (504) 304-6338;; @parlaysbarnola NEIGHBORHOOD BAR There’s a different drink special every night at this dog-friendly bar, which is known for its specialty shots. The 25-year-old neighborhood bar has plenty of TVs for watching sports, plus free food for all LSU and New Orleans Saints games. There are pool tables, skee ball and Golden Tee. Karaoke night on Thursday features $3 Fireball drinks. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-midnight daily.

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888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981 RESTAURANT BAR A long-standing local institution serving Lakeview for 40-plus years, Steak Knife caters to its loyal base of lounge, steak and martini lovers. There’s plenty of seating at the bar, where you can try a specialty cocktail such as the brandy Alexander freeze. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Velvet Cactus

6300 Argonne Blvd., (504) 301-2083; RESTAURANT BAR This colorful cantina features kaleidoscopic Day of the Dead-inspired decor in the large dining room and separate bar. There’s also a very large brick patio on which to enjoy classic and creative Mexican dishes. The bar offers a large selection of tequilas and Mexican beers as well as specialty margaritas and cocktails. Open daily. Smoking on the patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Fri.

MID-CITY/ TREME/ GENTILLY Banks Street Bar & Grill

4401 Banks St., (504) 486-0258; www.banksstreetbarandgrill. com MUSIC CLUB The bar offers an eclectic mix of local musicians, with live music every night — and there’s never a cover charge. There are dance lessons during WTUL-sponsored Americana-bluegrass-country

night on Thursday. A portion of sales from every bottle of Cathead vodka benefits musicians. Get free food on Monday, Wednesday and during New Orleans Saints games. Pizza, calzones, wings and more are available. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Bayou Beer Garden

326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; BEER PUB Here, a classic craftsman bungalow fronts a sprawling scene mixing sports bar, beer emporium and live-music venue, with local acts performing on its renovated back deck. Spicy meat pies highlight the bar food menu. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Beachcorner Bar & Grill

4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill. com NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The grill is open late at this neighborhood bar, which features a wide selection of draft beer. There’s a full bar, pool, darts and video poker. The bar is known for its hamburgers, and also offers grilled tuna steak sandwiches and salads. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Bob Roth’s Lounge

5129 Canal Blvd., (504) 486-7684 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This lounge’s neighborhood family roots run deep (it’s in the space formerly in habited by McNulty’s) and it has a friendly staff, easy-going crowd with lots of regulars, plenty of pool and zero pretense. Opens Mon.Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.

The Bulldog

5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; BEER PUB You get to keep your beer glass during Wednesday’s Pint Night at this dog-friendly pub with patio seating. Other days offer changing drink specials, Rockbot (patrons choose the songs) and trivia. There’s a large variety of beers on tap, including local drafts Abita, NOLA, Parish and Tin Roof, and The Bulldog specializes in craft beers and imports. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Bar food. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri

Bullet’s Sports Bar

2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., (504) 669-4464 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Featured on HBO’s Treme, Bul-

lets Sports bar offers live R&B on Sunday, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers on Tuesday, Neshia Ruffins & Zero Gravity on Thursday and Guitar Slim Jr. on Friday. Bentley’s Meals on Wheels food truck parks out front Sunday and Tuesday. Open daily. Smoking allowed (except after 6 p.m. during music shows on Sunday and Tuesday). Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday.

Chickie Wah Wah

2828 Canal St., (504) 304-4714;; @chickiewahwah MUSIC CLUB This spacious music club plays host to an array of local bands, especially roots music and singer/songwriters, as well as touring Americana musicians. The club’s small kitchen is run by Blue Oak Barbecue, which serves barbecue, burgers and smoked chicken wings. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

DMac’s Bar and Grill

542 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 304-5757;; @dmacsbarngrill RESTAURANT BAR There’s live music and daily food specials, and Saturday features speed dating and the bar’s version of The Dating Game. On Sunday, there’s usually a blues brunch or a New Orleans Saints game viewing party with free shots for Black and Gold touchdowns. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Evangeline Lounge

4501 Toulouse St., (504) 482-1677 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Evangeline Lounge has cellphone and laptop charging stations and free Wi-Fi. Tully’s White Russian and the Old Fashioned are two popular drinks. On Tuesday nights, Indochow sets up a pop-up kitchen. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Felipe’s Taqueria Mid-City

411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; RESTAURANT BAR See French Quarter description for details

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; BEER PUB Watch English and Scottish Premier League soccer match-

es shown on an 8-foot-high screen and drink a well-poured Guinness. Other sports also get special treatment, and the dog-frienly bar offers darts and pool. Enter the pub quiz on Monday or stay for dinner from Boo Koo BBQ. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

The Holy Ground Irish Pub

3340 Canal St., (504) 821-6828 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Leagues play pool on Monday and darts on Tuesday, and there’s an open invitational dart tournament on Friday. The dog-friendly bar is known for its Guinness pints, and customers can drink them among the original artworks displayed on the walls. There’s a varied menu, including vegetarian options. Happy hour features a PBR and Jameson shot for $4. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy our 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Katie’s Restaurant and Bar

Liuzza’s by the Track

1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888;; @liuzzas NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This neighborhood restaurant and bar serves plenty of Abita Amber and bloody marys to diners seeking barbecue shrimp po-poys or just hanging out with friends. There are lots of longtime regulars because, as one manager says, “It’s one of those little places that doesn’t change.” Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Liuzza’s Restaurant and Bar

3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120 RESTAURANT BAR Beer is served in ice-cold frosted schooners at this longtime neighorhood haunt. You can sit at the long bar or at a few tables in the front room and revel in the ambience of a New Orleans tradition. Seafood, po-boys and Italian fare are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Mid City Yacht Club

440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517;; @mcycnola SPORTS BAR Twelve TVs and 16 beers on tap make this a good place to catch a New Orleans Saints or LSU game. There’s an outdoor patio and house-made bloody marys, which can be paired with a menu of burgers, mussels, crawfish cheese fries or an ahi tuna melt. Look for frequent drink specials. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Mizado Cocina

5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; RESTAURANT BAR The Taste Buds restaurateurs opened this Latin restaurant on the site that previously was home to one of the group’s Semolina restaurants. The bar serves craft cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices and top-shelf tequilas, including the owners’ hand selected private barrel Herradura tequila. The Miz is 47 ounces of citrus, pineapple and coconut juices, plus three kinds of rum and tequila. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Pal’s Lounge

949 N. Rendon St., (504) 488-7257; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The dog-friendly neighborhood bar has regular pop-up food service from a changing array of taco vendors on Tuesday and Indochow Thursday and Friday. There’s free red beans and rice during Manic Monday chair massage night, and free food

during college sporting events on Saturday and New Orleans Saints games on Sunday. The men’s room is wallpapered with vintage Playboy photos. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Parkview Tavern

910 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-2680 BAR There’s a free food buffet during New Orleans Saints games, and a flat-screen TV is set up on the front patio for game viewing. Boody marys are made to order, and there’s always a special on pitchers of draft beer. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Parkway Bakery and Tavern

538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; RESTAURANT BAR This Mid-City landmark is known for its roast beef po-boy, but such a sandwich never stands alone without proper libation. The Parkway Pimm’s Cup and the Mid-City Streetcar are popular mixed drinks, while buckets of beer are as little as $9 during NFL games. Open Wed.-Mon. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Pearl Wine Co.

American Can Co., 3700 Orleans Ave., Suite 1C, (504) 483-6360;; @nolawinebar WINE BAR Pearl Wine Bar has an extensive list of wines and craft cocktails and plans a different event each night, from manicure and martini Mondays to


3701 Iberville St. (504) 488-6582;; @katiesmidcity RESTAURANT BAR The bar at this Mid-City eatery offers original creations including the Mid-City punch, in addition to offering nightly specials on wine and beer. Stop in for brunch and enjoy Cajun takes on egg dishes. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

The martinis are works of art at N’Tini’s on the Northshore.


live jazz every Saturday. Choose from more than 600 wines, and if you find one you like, you can buy a bottle (or case) in the adjoining wine shop. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

has live music from local bands four nights a week. During the month of December the venue stays open Sundays. A menu designed by the chef at the nearby Ye Olde College Inn compliments a full bar. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Bar food.

beer, and the Baudin is a spicy version of a whiskey sour. Shortall’s BBQ serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and during New Orleans Saints games.

Ralph’s on the Park

Shamrock Bar and Grill

Wit’s Inn

900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000;; @ralphsonthepark RESTAURANT BAR Overlooking City Park, Ralph’s is an inviting place for having drinks after work or while waiting for a table at the restaurant. Jazz pianist Joe Krown plays some nights, and happy hour specials extend beyond cocktails and wine to fried smoked oysters and truffle fries. Check out the murals in the dining room depicting the history of the building. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour Tue.-Thu., 5 p.m.-7 p.m.




3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570;; @redemptionnola RESTAURANT BAR Located in a 100-year-old church, Redemption serves cocktails and a large selection of wines at its upscale bar. There’s no corkage fee on Thursdays, and there’s classic New Orleans cuisine to complement all libations. Open Tue.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar and Grill

4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605;; @rendoninn SPORTS BAR Rolling Rock and PBR are always $1 at this sports bar, which hosts seafood boils every Friday and disco parties on Thursdays. Shuffleboard, beer ball and video poker keep patrons entertained, and house-made burgers and daily lunch specials accompany New Orleans Saints games and other sporting events. There’s a newly renovated patio for outdoor seating. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Rock ’N’ Bowl

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; BAR This bowling alley has an enormous dance floor for boogies between strikes and

4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938;; @shamrocknola SPORTS BAR Shamrock has enough games to keep you busy for days, including Giant Jenga, ping-pong, foosball, pool and more. It has 20 beers on tap, Jell-O shots and plenty of room for playing hoops, soccer and arcade games. There’s live music from 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Saturday, and the grill is open late. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Swirl Wine Bar

3143 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 304-0635; WINE BAR This eclectic, dog-friendly wine shop and bar offers a mostly European selection of wines by the glass or the bottle that customers can drink amid the works of local artists and the sounds of WWOZ radio. Outside seating is available. Tuesday features food truck night, with wine selections paired with the food truck offerings, Wednesday has four themed wines for $15 and Friday is a wine tasting with tapas. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Therapy Ultra Lounge

3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054 WINE BAR A sleek hybrid of a nightclub, lounge and restaurant, Therapy serves wines and cocktails, plus small plates including barbecue shrimp, empanadas, egg rolls and stuffed crabs. Flavored Long Island iced tea is a popular drink. Open daily. No smoking. Bar food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

Twelve Mile Limit

500 S. Telmachus St., (504) 488-8114; @twelvemilelimit NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Visit the bar at 4 p.m. on Sunday and get a haircut and drink for $10. There’s free food on Monday, starting at 7 p.m., and the last Thursday of the month features a live dating show. The dog-friendly bar also has a pool table, craft cocktails, cheap beer and gourmet desserts. The Great Idea cocktail mixes vodka, amara and ginger

141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This old-school Mid-City landmark is equally at ease hosting pizza parties, church-affiliated discussions and wild nights out with friends. Dozens of TVs show nearly every sporting event imaginable. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

WOW Cafe

231 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 304-9247;; @wowcafe RESTAURANT BAR See CBD/Warehouse section for restaurant description.

NEW ORLEANS EAST Visions Men’s Club

4000 Downman Road, (504) 240-0069; DANCE CLUB Visions is known for its live entertainment and is a popular place for bachelor parties. There is also video poker, pool and hot lunches Monday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.


1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-9008;; @thebootnola COLLEGE BAR This Uptown rite of passage features 50-cent drafts, well drinks and shots on Tuesday, along with $1 domestic beers. Hump Day happy hour consists of triple-shot mixed drinks. Pizza, burgers and cheese fries are available. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-close Wed., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.

Bruno’s Tavern

7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615;; @brunostavern PAGE 41






NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Bruno’s visitors can play games such as darts, pool and video poker or take advantage of free Wi-Fi and the dog-friendly patio. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Cooter Brown’s

509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; SPORTS BAR The only thing outnumbering the large HD TVs lining the walls here are the available beers. Cooter Brown’s invites all to take a “trip around the world” in sampling its array of brews, all of which pair perfectly with raw oysters or burgers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-close Tue.

Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux

7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440;; @eatkakkoii RESTAURANT BAR Infusing a New Orleans spirit with an adventurous take on traditional Japanese cuisine, Kakkoii offers a variety of draft beers along with several styles of sake martinis. Open Tue.-Sun. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri. 800 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 739-8084 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR You can always get Miller High Life and PBR for $2 and Heineken and Corona beers for $3 at Madigan’s. There are pool tables available, and patrons can order from the full menu of American fare from G.B.’s Patio Bar & Grill next door. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

8316 Oak St., (504) 866-5320;; @mapleleafnola MUSIC CLUB A standard for music lovers for 40 years, the Maple Leaf offers live music nightly, including a standing Tuesday night gig by Rebirth Brass Band, representing genres ranging from funk to rock to zydeco to jam bands and national touring bands. Every Sunday features the longstanding Everette C. Maddox Memorial Prose & Poetry Reading in the courtyard. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.


8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485;; @oaknola WINE BAR This intimate bar features wines arranged by the flavors they invoke, from “Flirting with Oak” to “Floral Notes” and presents live music Thursday through Saturday. Small plates accompany an extensive wine, beer and craft cocktail menu. Open Tues.-Sat. No Smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Sat.

TJ Quills

7600 Maple St., (504) 861-7931 COLLEGE BAR This bar offers daily specials, video games, pool and a dog-friendly patio. Specials include Swiller Night on Wednesday and ladies’ night on Thursday. Open Mon.Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.

UPTOWN 45 Tchoup

4529 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-9066; BAR This popular Uptown hangout boasts a bar built with lumber and bricks salvaged after Hurricane Katrina. Monday

nights feature one of the city’s most competitive pub quizzes. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1252; RESTAURANT BAR The bar offers infused cocktails, wines and 90 beers as well as a menu of Italian cuisine and coalfired pizza. Thursday is Meatball and Martini Night, featuring free meatballs and half-price martinis. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Avenue Pub

1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; BEER PUB The Avenue Pub has 40 beers on tap and dozens more in bottles, plus a full cocktail bar. The balcony, which overlooks St. Charles Avenue, is an ideal spot to catch a Mardi Gras parade or relax during the other months of the year. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Balcony Bar & Cafe

3201 Magazine St., (504) 895-1600 BAR With pool tables and 30 beers on tap, the downstairs space at Balcony Bar & Cafe looks like a college hangout. Upstairs, there’s a smaller bar, table seating, a kitchen that serves pizza, sandwiches, wraps and bar food, and access to a long wraparound balcony overlooking Magazine and Harmony streets. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.

The Blind Pelican 1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9399; RESTAURANT BAR Calling itself “home of the 25cent oyster,” The Blind Pelican has a stocked bar to accompany a dozen on the half-shell. Happy hour specials include two-forone mixed drinks and a dozen char-grilled oysters for $7.50. There’s an open-air patio and deck and 14 televisions. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Bouligny Tavern

3641 Magazine St. (504) 891-1810; WINE BAR Next door to Lilette restaurant, this upscale bar with a mid-century modern look features couches, a heated patio, music from a vintage vinyl player and table service and small plates. The Prima Verde is spiced with cilantro, Pisco, lime and jalapeno. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Food available.

Bridge Lounge

1201 Magazine St., (504) 299-1888; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The dog-friendly bar stocks treats for its four-legged friends and hangs pictures of its favorite canines. You can sit at a table or booth and sip top-shelf cocktails, the lounge’s popular mojito, wine or beer. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and till 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Bronx Bar at New York Pizza

4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; RESTAURANT BAR Patrons can enjoy a pint and a slice of one-topping pizza for $5, and gamblers can try their luck at Shake Shake, a game where customers get three rolls of five dice for $1. The pot starts at $50

Bartender Lynn Burgette II toasts a marshmallow to finish a Flaming Sweet Potato Pie drink at Bourbon O in the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.

and gets bigger until someone wins by rolling five of a kind. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Bulldog

3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516;; @bulldog_uptown BEER PUB See Mid-City section for bar description. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club

8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; MUSIC CLUB Carrollton Station is a 100-yearold bar that hosts live music Fridays and Saturdays and ping pong tournaments most Mondays. There are 12 beers on tap and a host of specialty drinks, like the popular Electric Blueberry Moonshine Lemonade, and happy hour features a different $2 beer each night. The pop-up restaurant Splendid Pig operates on Mondays. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. PAGE 42



Maple Leaf Bar



Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.facebook. com/casaborrega RESTAURANT BAR Listen to live music on Friday and Saturday nights at this cafe and bar, while making drink selections from the tequila/mescal bar. No premade mixes are used in the Latin cocktails, just fresh juices and herbs. There’s outdoor seating and a full menu of authentic Mexican cuisine. Open Wed.-Sun. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Fri.

The Club Ms. Mae’s

4336 Magazine St., (504) 218-8035 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This smoky dive bar is a latenight favorite of many college students, though neighborhood regulars also haunt its bar to sift through a wide array of ’90s jukebox hits, watch NFL games and play air hockey. Thursday nights offer $2 doubles for college students, though drinks aren’t much more expensive on regular nights. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.


Columns Hotel Victorian Lounge


3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; HOTEL BAR The Victorian Lounge offers a step back into the late 19th-century — it was built in 1883 — with rich wood paneling, cozy seating areas and classic cocktails like the Pimm’s Cup, Sazerac, Ramos gin fizz, mint julep and bloody mary. Outdoor seating on the front gallery overlooks the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. There’s live music Monday through Friday, and a bistro menu is available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.


4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357;; @curenola CRAFT COCKTAILS This Uptown cocktail hot spot becomes a haven for wine connoisseurs on Thursdays with 40 percent off bottles of wine, $5.50 classic cocktails and wines by the glass at happy hour. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

The Delachaise

3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 8950858;; @thedelachaise WINE BAR The long bar at The Delachaise

offers dozens of wines by the bottle or glass, imported beers on tap and by the bottle and cocktails made with liquors scribbled on chalkboards overhead. An outdoor patio is decorated with twinkling lights, making the bar an intimate perch from which to look out on St. Charles Avenue and share a cheese plate. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Dos Jefes

5535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8500;; @dosjefesbar CIGAR BAR Food trucks and live music are just as much a part of this cozy lounge as cigars, wines and fine spirits. There’s a pool table, a big-screen TV for watching sports and several local beers on tap. A lush patio has palm trees and porch swings. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Down the Hatch

1921 Sophie B. Wright Place, (504) 522-0909;; @dthneworleans RESTAURANT BAR The bar has a variety of flavored vodkas, wine and beers both draft and bottled. There are daily drink specials, parties and screenings of sporting events and television shows. The back patio is dog-friendly. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

F and M Patio Bar

4841 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 895-6784; COLLEGE BAR Patrons at this bar include everyone from shirtless bros and table-dancing babes to gents with cardigans hanging across their shoulders and women in pearls. There are several different seating areas and a black-and-white photo booth from the 1950s. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Fat Harry’s

4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-1045; www.fatharrysneworleans. com; @fatharrys504 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR It’s a college hangout but brings in lots of other regulars, too, from longtime customers to tourists who want to catch a Saints game. There’s a patio out front overlooking St. Charles Avenue, and the bar serves mixed drinks, beer and bar fare. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Felipe’s Taqueria Uptown 2615 S. Miro St., (504) 288-8226; uptown; @felipesnola RESTAURANT BAR See French Quarter section for bar details.

Freret Street Publiq House

1179 Annunciation St., (504) 299-1179; RESTAURANT BAR The Italian restaurant has a full bar, and the most popular drinks are martinis and cosmopolitans. Small plates are available for snacking at the bar, in addition to a menu with dishes like Italian sausage boats. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour Mon.-Thu.

4528 Freret St., (504) 826-9912;; @freretpubhouse BAR There are 99 bottles of beer on the wall, each a different kind of canned or bottled brew, in addition to 22 beers on tap. Craft cocktails are popular, and the bar also is known for its wide selection of beer cocktails. There’s complimentary popcorn at the bar, and food trucks often operate outside. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Evangeline Lounge II

Garden District Pub

Eleven 79

1753 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-4500 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Service industry workers enjoy happy hour prices all the time. The bar has no permanent kitchen, but Stickball sets up a pop-up to serve a variety of meatballs (such as Italian, vegetarian, and shepherd’s pie) during New Orleans Saints away games. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy

1916 Magazine St., (504) 267-3392; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This pet-friendly, exposed brick space offers night owls 50 cents off drinks after midnight. The pub’s beer list includes more than a dozen local microbrews and is updated seasonally. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.



Gasa Gasa

4920 Freret St., (504) 304-7110; @gasagasaonnola MUSIC CLUB Gasa Gasa hosts an eclectic array of live music acts most days of the week. Once a month the bar hosts $2 Holla!, which features a local band performing a $2 show. Open daily. No food.

“We love Buffa's because it is authentic New Orleans food and atmosphere (at least the way New Orleans used to be).” 
 – Yelp review. 2nd Year in a Row!

Gott Gourmet Cafe

3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579; @gottgourmet RESTAURANT BAR Savor a Saints victory with Gott Gourmet’s Sunday brunch special on bloody marys and mimosas paired with dishes such as brisket in a biscuit and crab cake Benedict. Craft cocktails are made in house with fresh juices. Open Tues.-Sun. No smoking Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

Grit’s Bar

530 Lyons St., (504) 899-9211 COLLEGE BAR Known for long and wild weekend nights, this dog-friendly bar has two-for-one mixed drinks during happy hour on weekdays, darts, pool and free Wi-Fi. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 Mon.-Fri.

Half Moon Bar & Grill

Henry’s Uptown Bar

5101 Magazine St., (504) 324-8140 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This bar’s status as a quintessential New Orleans watering hole was cemented in grand fashion with its addition in October to the “Bar Bucket List” posted by the comedic geniuses behind Drunken History. YouTube it — pure Y’at gold. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.


1307 Lyons St., (504) 891-2373; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Known for its Elvis Presley-themed decor and biannual Elvis parties (celebrating the King’s birth and death), this eclectic neighborhood pub serves free food during New Orleans Saints games and is a


Some Like It Hot! Have Brunch, then Enjoy the Game on our Big Screen

The Rusty Nail features live music, a casual atmosphere and a well-stocked bar.

stop for food trucks Friday and Saturday nights. There’s also shuffleboard. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop

3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374;; @mahonyspoboys RESTAURANT BAR With six beers on tap, including at least one seasonal Abita, as well as a full bar, Mahony’s has all it takes to wash down its wide-ranging selection of po-boys. The po-boy joint offers happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and makes its drafts half-priced all day Thursdays. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Marlene’s Place

3715 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 897-3415; BAR The walls are decorated with New Orleans artworks, and there’s a top-of-the-line DJ booth, a large stage and dance floor. The bar also has dartboards and pool tables, and hosts karaoke and game nights. Pool play is free during happy hour, and tamales are available from a food truck around dinnertime Wednesday through Friday. Open Mon.-Fri. Smoking allowed. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Mayfair Lounge

1505 Amelia St., (504) 895-9163 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Mayfair defines an Uptown neighborhood watering hole, with its decor of strewn Carnivals past, a pool table,

strong drinks and just enough barstools to see someone you know. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Monkey Hill Bar

6100 Magazine St., (504) 899-4800; MARTINI BAR The Cupcake-tini — Smirnoff whipped, Amaretto, Godiva white chocolate liqueur, white creme de cacao and cream topped with Hershey’s syrup and sprinkles — is one of the most popular drinks at this dog-friendly bar, or choose from any of a dozen other martinis. The bar also serves classic cocktails and specialty drinks including the Nutty Russian: Sobieski vodka, Starbucks coffee liqueur and Trader Vic’s macadamia nut liquer. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

NOLA Brewing Co. Tap Room

3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-0117;; @nolabrewing BEER PUB The tap room inside NOLA Brewery (tours are 2 p.m.-3 p.m. on Fridays) serve eight NOLA standards and eight specialty single-barrel beers. The dog-friendly bar offers free jambalaya when you purchase a drink during New Orleans Saints games, and the La Cocinita food truck parks outside on Fridays. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. PAGE 45

Buster Keaton’s “The Playhouse” performed by Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand Thursdays at 8PM in December Also appearing…

The Royal Rounders, H.O.N.O.R., Alex McMurray, Joe Krown, Davis Rogan, Rogan,
 Antoine Diel, Paul Sanchez,The Honey Pots, Shotgun Jazz, Ruby Moon

Check our web site for dates and times.

1001 Esplanade • • Dine In or Take Out 24/7


1125 St. Mary St., (504) 522-0599; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR If patrons work up an appetite playing darts, pool, board games or skee ball at this worn but inviting neighborhood spot, there’s a full menu of appetizers, salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers from the grill. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour varies.

Tailgater’s Brunch!






Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant

2533 Constance St., (504) 302-1543;; @parasolsorleans NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This Irish Channel mainstay celebrated its 60th birthday last year. Wash down its signature po-boys with a full line of Irish brews, from Guinness and Harp to Beamish and Smithwick’s. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.

The Prytania Bar

3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773;; @theprytaniabar BAR Popular drinks from the 360-degree raised bar include Jager bombs and Rumchata white Russians. There’s trivia on Wednesday, bar bingo on Thursday and live music Thursday through Saturday nights. Dat Dog serves through a window from 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Roberts’ Bar

The Rusty Nail

1100 Constance St., (504) 5255515;; @rustynailnola NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The most popular drink at this Warehouse District bar is the Disco Lemonade, a frozen blend of vodka, sake and lemonade. The Rusty Nail has a dog-friendly patio, and the bar hosts game nights, open-mic on Tuesday and a variety of food trucks most nights of the week. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

The Saint

961 St. Mary St., (504) 523-0050; BAR This dive bar is home to many late-night dance parties. Punk and rock ’n’ roll acts alternate Wednesdays, while Tikioki nights feature tiki drinks and karaoke. Cheap beer and mixed drinks are popular at this

St. Charles Bar

736 St. Charles Ave., (504) 561-9256 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This dog-friendly dive bar is located in the center of downtown and plays host to an eclectic mix of locals and tourists. With a pool table, jukebox and video poker, there’s plenty to pretend to do while you actually people-watch. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

St. Joe’s

5535 Magazine St., (504) 899-3744 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This Uptown bar is known for its blueberry mojitos and its covered patio, lighted by the soft glow of paper lanterns. Inside, dark wood and saintly iconography give the bar a church-like feel. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food.

Sake Cafe

2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033;; @sakecafeuptown RESTAURANT BAR This Uptown sushi restaurant has two-for-one specials on a variety of drinks from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day for patrons who are dining. If you want something exotic, ask for the hot sake with a quail egg. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Salu Southern European Bistro

3226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5809; RESTAURANT BAR Fruit-infused vodkas make mojitos and cosmopolitans among the favorite drinks, along with bloody marys. During Sunday Saints games, get $15 bottomless mimosas, Pimm’s Cups, screwdrivers and bloody marys from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The dog-friendly bar also hosts game nights and offers a variety of drink and food specials on different days of the week. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge 7612 Oak St., (504) 861-2802;; @snakeandjakes

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The name of this small, latenight dive bar has crept into song lyrics and has become a staple of the New Orleans college vernacular. It was voted one of Playboy’s top bars in America. Christmas lights stay on all year long. Happy hour includes $2.50 well drinks and $2 Budweiser and Miller. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 7 p.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Superior Grill

3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; RESTAURANT BAR There are more than 80 types of tequila shots at this Mexican restaurant, and margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, draw patrons to the bar. Beer and mojitos, pina coladas, bloody marys and daiquiris also are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.


501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477;; @tipitinas MUSIC CLUB It began as a neighborhood juke joint in the 1970s and as a place for New Orleans music legend Professor Longhair to perform. Over the years, however, it became an institution where local musicians and traveling music stars took the stage — sometimes together. There often are food trucks outside during music shows. Open weekends and when music is scheduled. No smoking. No food.

Union Station

735 St. Joseph St., (504) 529-4933 SPORTS BAR Union Station has plenty of TVs so nobody misses the score, and neighborhood regulars are fond of the bar’s IPAs and imports. Union Station also serves homemade pizzas, eggplant chips and mozzarella fries. Game nights are sporadic throughout the week, as is karaoke. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069; RESTAURANT BAR Handcrafted cocktails and 30 beers on tap offer something for everyone at this chic Freret Street eatery. The Wayfare Margarita and Cucumber Cooler are popular drink choices, and guests can enjoy specialty sandwiches with house-made


3125 Calhoun St., (504) 866-9121 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Free ping-pong and pool draw college students and other regulars to this longtime neighborhood joint, which opened in 1933. They also come for free barbecue during New Orleans Saints games, $1.50 PBRs on Tuesday and other daily drink specials. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

dog-friendly bar, which has the kind of bathroom stall graffiti for which dive bars are known. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 7 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.


pickles, meat pies, arancini and bruschetta. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

dishes. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Zea Rotisserie & Grill

200 Monticello Ave., Jefferson, (504) 835-2903; MUSIC CLUB Live music is scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights, with acts ranging from national touring bands to local rock, metal and cover bands. DJs also perform. There are drink specials during live music. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

1525 St. Charles Ave., (504) 520-8100; RESTAURANT BAR The bar offers Zea’s four privately brewed beers, as well as mojitos, margaritas and martinis. It also has a variety of specialty bourbons, Scotches and cordials. Open Mon.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.



Fox & Hound


Elmwood Shopping Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, (504) 731-6000 SPORTS BAR This restaurant and sports bar features a large dining room and a separate game room with pool tables and walls lined with flat-screen and projection TVs. Monday Night Bingo is based on Monday Night Football games and has prizes. The bar offers 40 draft beers, and the menu includes burgers, pizza, sandwiches and creative comfort food. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

The Rivershack Tavern

3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; BEER PUB The casual atmosphere and eclectic decor makes it a comfortable, interesting place to relax. There are weekday lunch specials, dinner specials Monday through Thursday and free live music Thursday through Saturday. Margaritas and draft beer are the drink mainstays, and there’s a menu anchored by burgers, po-boys and salads. Open daily. No smoking. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

Shimmy Shack

1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Unique bar stools are a standout feature at the Shimmy Shack, a place that also offers video poker, game nights and a selection of New Orleans-style

Southport Hall

KENNER Liuzza’s Sports Bar

2500 W. Metairie Ave., Kenner, (504) 712-0786 SPORTS BAR The bar is decorated with pictures of local sports personalities, and happy hour features $1.50 domestic beers and $2 well brands. Saturday is karaoke night with shot specials, and on game days Jell-O shots are free when the LSU Tigers or the New Orleans Saints make a touchdown or field goal. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Southshore Tavern

2204 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-3852; www.facebook. com/southshoretavern MUSIC CLUB A friendly, casual club, Southshore Tavern cuts loose for New Orleans Saints games, all-night happy hour on Monday and late nights with leading regional DJ and EDM acts. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

METAIRIE Babylon Music & Sports Bar

2917 Harvard St., Metairie, (504) 324-9961; SPORTS BAR Babylon has a number of themed nights with corresponding specials including Brosephs’ Night on Monday and ladies’ night on Thursday. The bar offers $1 shots for women every day, and customers get a free shot when the LSU Tigers or the New Orleans Saints score. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Buffalo Billiards

3624 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 836-0590 SPORTS BAR

This establishment is open 24-7 and has 23 pool tables and a free pool tournament every Tuesday night at 8 p.m., with $250 in prize money. Domestic beers are $1 Friday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

C. Beevers Bar of Music

2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401 BAR The bar was founded in 1974 and has something special scheduled most nights, running the gamut from games and karaoke to open-mic comedy, DJs and sports watching parties. Daily happy hour features free food including red beans and rice, jambalaya and wings, and free food during college and New Orleans Saints games; a hometeam touchdown gets you a free shot. There are also pool tables and dartboards. Open 24 hours. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cafe B

2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; RESTAURANT BAR Bar snacks are complimentary at this upscale restaurant bar, which offers craft cocktails along with a menu of seafood, gourmet burgers and more. Popular drinks include the elderflower cosmo lavender mint martini and the Jack-O-Drop, made with Pinnacle pumpkin pie vodka, citrus vodka, fresh sour mix and orange juice. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Capri Blu

3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; RESTAURANT BAR The piano bar is an upscale place to sip a martini or Lemon Drop and sample small plates from Andrea’s Restaurant next door. Murals of Mediterranean views adorn the walls. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Club Silhouette

3505 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 885-1771; DANCE CLUB Social as well as competitive dancers boogie on two hardwood dance floors at Club Silhouette. Professional instruction is available in a variety of styles. There’s a full bar and cocktail table seating. Open daily. No smoking. No food.

Colby’s Cocktails

4450 Wabash St., Metairie, (504) 885-2426; NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Colby’s Cocktails (such as the original Vegas Bomb) are served to everyone from rowdy regulars watching Saints and LSU games to costumed party-goers and chill neighborhood characters. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Daily Bar Specials from 3-7pm

Available on the balcony & in both bars

Small Plates

Pomme Frites with Housemade Ketchup & Crystal Aioli $5 Housemade Creole Cream Cheese with Pepper Jelly served with Toast Points $5 Truffled White Bean Puree served with Toast Points $6 Poutine Pommes Frites with French Onion & Gruyere $8

Drink Specials

Coyote Blues

3.50 Local Draft Pints $ 5 Classic Cocktails $ 5 House Wines by the Glass $

4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; RESTAURANT BAR Classic, mango and strawberry margaritas are the specialty at this Mexican-Cajun grill. Monday features $1 margaritas from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday is ladies night, with $3 Coyote cosmos and $2 wine and other nights feature varying drink specials. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., all day Sat.-Sun.


$5 after 5pm Daily (from 5-7pm) In the bar

1001 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 838-2282; DAIQUIRI BAR This Metairie bar isn’t popular just for its daiquiris. Sports fans enjoy free food for all New Orleans Saints games, as well as beer bucket specials for Saints and LSU games. For fighting fans, DBC shows all UFC matches. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Electric Cocktail

452 Aurora Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-7619 DIVE BAR Set in the suburban residential landscape near Bonnabel Boulevard, this place has the trappings of a classic dive: cheap pool tables, cheap beer and neighborhood characters. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Exactly Legends

2708 N. Hullen St., (504) 875-4012 BAR

Katie Ray and Heidi Fischer share some conversation over glasses of wine at the Prytania Bar.

When the weather is nice, sit outside on the patio of one of the largest bars in Metairie and sip a martini or rum punch. The bar opens early for New Orleans Saints games and offers specials on buckets and pitchers when the home team scores. There’s a different special every night of the week, with free food during Monday Night Football and free drinks for women every Thursday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.

Gennaro’s Bar

3200 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-6870 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Domestic beers are $2 all the time at Gennaro’s, which also offers darts, karaoke and free Wi-Fi. Patrons can order Bear’s Po-boys. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu.

Heritage Grill

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900;; @heritage_grill RESTAURANT BAR Find 10-cent martinis at lunch at this Ralph Brennan restaurant catering to the power lunch crowd. Its signature Dark and Stormy features house-made ginger ale, and its

low-calorie options include a “skinny” raspberry-lime cooler with sugar-free syrup. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.

Crabmeat Beggars Purse • Steak and Potato Skewers Spinach and Artichoke Dip • Louisiana Crawfish Cheesy Bread Shrimp Rémoulade Lettuce Wraps • Assorted Cake Pops $5 Martini & Spiked Arnold Palmer

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse


716 Iberville St. a Block off Canal St.

Hurricanes Sports Bar and Grill

1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-0050 SPORTS BAR There are dart boards, pool tables and karaoke, pub trivia on Wednesday and live music Thursday through Saturday. Burgers, po-boys and Italian dishes are on the menu. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Specials 4-6pm Daily $1 Oysters • $3 Draft Abita Ambers • $5 Small Plates Bacon Wrapped Duck Poppers • Red Bean Hummus • Trio of Baked Oysters

Bourbon House


144 Bourbon St. at the corner of Bourbon & Iberville

JB’s Bar & Grill

115 Focis St., Metairie, (504) 301-4960; @jbsoldmetry SPORTS BAR Happy hour features $2 domestic beers and well drinks, and $1 off all food, which includes burgers, sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas and more. The Fireball, Old Metry iced tea and martinis are popular drinks. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, (504) 828-3555

$5 Specials (Mon.-Fri. 5-7pm) In the bar and on the Café House Wines/Cocktails Duck and Brie Spring Rolls * Buffalo Oysters • Crab Claws Remoulade

Palace Cafe


605 Canal Street in the Historic Werlein Music Builidng


DBC Bar & Grill


616 St. Peter Street on the Corner of Jackson Square

Cucos Mexican Cafe

5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-5005; RESTAURANT BAR These Mexican cantinas offer two-for-one margaritas, sangria and cocktails from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. every day and $1 tacos on Wednesday, along with a full menu of fajitas, Mexican pizza and quesadillas. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

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SPORTS BAR Regulars look to this neighborhood bar for its screenings of sporting events like New Orleans Saints games and UFC fights. There’s video poker, pool, darts and game nights. This bar also is popular for its holiday and post-parade specials, and offers a menu of bar food. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 3 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Joe’s Caddy Corner

4532 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, (504) 885-1164 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This I-10 Service Road spot has classic bar food and seasonal events ranging from barbecues during football season to spring crawfish boils. It offers free Wi-Fi and late-night karaoke on Saturdays. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.



3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858 RESTAURANT BAR A fairly extensive menu includes a classic mushroom Swiss burger and wraps, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and nachos. The bar opens for lunch and stays open until midnight. Outside seating is available. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.


Lager’s International Ale House

3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.lagersmetairie.draftfreak. com; @lagers_metairie BEER PUB Bulldog’s Metairie satellite Lager’s features one of the largest draft beer selections in town, with more than 70 taps. The pub frequently features limited-edition cask brews from local breweries, beer flights, free glassware on Wednesday, and 50 cents off pints and $1 off pitchers during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 p.m.-closing Sun.-Thu.

Lamplighter Lounge

908 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 832-9909 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Whether alone or with friends, guests enjoy lazing around this 24-hour bar and grill, doing laundry, playing bar-top games, darts, pool and chess. Each bartender specializes in a different drink, so asking for cocktail suggestions is recommended. Open 24 hours daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Martine’s Lounge

2347 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-8637 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR This bar in Old Metairie features $2 domestic beers from noon to 7 p.m. every day. Service industry workers get happy hour prices all day Monday. Popcorn is always free here, and there often are complimentary chili dogs or nachos. There’s a full bar, and seasonal cocktails are offered. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. daily.

Melius Bar & Grill

1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; SPORTS BAR Find darts, shuffleboard, pool and video poker at this Bucktown bar, which also offers free shots, hot dogs and chili during New Orleans Saints games. There’s live music and karaoke — and a short breakfast menu for early risers (or night owls). Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Oscar’s Lounge & Restaurant

2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540 RESTAURANT BAR Framed photos of Marilyn Monroe grace the walls at this lowkey Old Metairie lounge, where pool tables, darts and burgers share the bill with a wide wood bar and large liquor selection. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Perry’s Sports Bar and Grill

5252 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 456-9234 SPORTS BAR During football games, customers can order $8 buckets of beer and 50-cent wings. Longneck beers are $1.75 during happy hour, and Perry’s offers discounts for service industry workers daily. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Players Pub

2012 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, (504) 885-6853 SPORTS BAR Cheap beer and a giant purple and gold Tiger eye on the wall leaves no doubt about the allegiance at this place. There are pool and dart leagues that play here, and the pub is known for its cheap 20-ounce schooner of beer. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

The Pour House Saloon

3501 Jefferson Hwy., Metairie, (504)-831-9310; www.facebook. com/thepourhousesaloon BAR Patrons share buckets of beer during football games, and there’s live music almost every night at this Metairie dive. Sit outside and enjoy a cocktail on the patio, or listen to the sounds of a Western jukebox inside. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.

Sportsbeat Pub & Cafe

3330 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 838-9563 SPORTS BAR Horseracing is closely followed at this bar, and other sports get lots of viewing time on 20 flat-screen TVs. Food specials include $1.50 hamburgers and hot dogs until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8-ounce filets for $10 on Wednesday. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Tarpon Joe’s

2205 David Drive, Metairie, (504) 887-9944 NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Menu items at Tarpon Joe’s include burgers, po-boys and sandwiches, salads and lunch specials. $2 bloody Marys are available Saturdays and Sundays. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 4 p.m.close Tues.

Waloo’s Sports Bar & Grill

1300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-6474 SPORTS BAR A slew of activities and drink specials make this a good times spot, and it has classic bar food. Grab the microphone for karaoke, or play Drunk Bingo on Wednesday for a chance to get 50 percent off your tab (among other prizes). Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available.

Winston’s Pub & Patio

531 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-8705 BEER PUB The cigar-friendly establishment offers 87 types of bottled beer and a selection of single-malt Scotches poured over the bar’s signature ice sphere for proper chilling. Draft beers are poured with a blend of nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu.


2766 Belle Chase Highway, Gretna, (504) 393-7766; RESTAURANT BAR See Metairie section for bar description.

Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant

435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114; RESTAURANT BAR Play trivia on Tuesday, buy a pint of beer and keep the glass on Wednesday or visit on Friday and Saturday to hear live music. Outdoor seating is available, and the restaurant’s menu is available until 9 p.m.. Rum punch, watermelon margaritas and pinapple Crushers are popular drinks. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Vinnie’s Sports Bar & Grill

Oscar’s is famous for its burgers, but people often stay for the cocktails and beer.

(504) 366-7711; BAR Boomers, located inside Boomtown Casino, serves cocktails, wine and beer. It offers live music without a cover charge and has a raucous dance floor. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking allowed. No food.

com/rosiestavern DIVE BAR This classic local dive has pool tables, dartboards, smoky air and local characters eager for conversation. It also has a large beer selection. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.



Boston Street Pub

Big Al’s Saloon


1440 Westbank Expwy., Harvey, (504) 376-2090; RESTAURANT BAR The bottled beer here is chilled on ice, and is $1.75 during weekday happy hours (cocktails are $3.50). Patrons can play pool or darts and listen to the jukebox inside or on a large patio. The restaurant offers ribeye for $12 and filet for $15 on Mondays, and is also know for its burgers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Boomers in Boomtown Casino

4132 Peters Road, Harvey,

Abita Brew Pub

72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837;; @theabitabeer BEER PUB Northshore denizens enjoy sweeping views of the Tammany Trace, as well as a collection of exclusive beers at the Abita Brew Pub. Abita products are always available, and guest beers change weekly. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Rosie’s Tavern

22067 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-0454; www.facebook.

COVINGTON 517 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9907; www.facebook. com/BostonStreetPub NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The straightfoward cash-only joint in downtown Covington offers a laid-back attitude, and you can play pool while drinking your beer — domestics are $2 during happy hour — from a bottle or plastic cup. Open Tue.-Sat. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

The Chimes Restaurant and Taproom

19130 W. Front St., Covington, (985) 892-5396; BEER PUB The ambience is casual and comfortable — the handcrafted bar top is made with wood PAGE 51


2766 Belle Chasse Highwy, Gretna, (504) 393-0155; SPORTS BAR Nightly drink specials Monday through Friday keep the week going for regulars, and there are drink specials for NFL and LSU football games. The beer selection includes a variety of bottled brews and 35 draft beers. Vinnie’s also offers game nights and live trivia on Thursday, Open daily. Smoking allowed. Bar food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.





from every continent — but the drinks are refined, with the dog-friendly bar offering an extensive list of top-shelf bourbon, Scotch, tequila, gin and rum. Specialty martinis are $5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and midnight-2 a.m. Mon.-Sat.

Columbia Street Rock-N-Blues Cafe

407 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-9949; MUSIC CLUB Columbia Street offers live music, DJs and a jukebox, as well as game nights, free Wi-Fi, karaoke and a menu of Louisiana-inspired dishes. The kitchen is open late every night. Open Tue.-Sat. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Tue.-Fri.

Columbia Street Tap Room

The Green Room Music Club

521 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 892-2225; MUSIC CLUB This downtown Covington hot spot has a 50-cent pool table and karaoke on Sunday but earns its real bragging rights

Jerk’s Island Grill & Daiquiri Bar

70437 Highway 21, Covington, (985) 893-1380;; @JerksIsland RESTAURANT BAR A straw hut bar stands in the middle of this family-friendly, beach bum-inspired bar and grill that specializes in original rumbased tropical drinks. Its menu of frozen daiquiris bears names like Monkey Love and Pain Killer, made with 151 and spiced Sailor Jerry rums and a blend of tropical fruits — all for $5 during happy hour. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Seiler Bar at The Tap Room 434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899;; @seilerbar CRAFT COCKTAILS The Seiler Bar offers patrons an upscale perch from which to sip a Moscow Mule or a seasonal fruit martini and look out onto a New Orleans-style courtyard. The bar is attached to the Columbia Street Tap Room, a local pub, and serves a Creole-style menu with an emphasis on fresh fish. Smoking is allowed on the patio. Open Wed.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.

WOW Cafe

501 N. Highway 190, Covington, (985) 892-9691;; @wowcafe RESTAURANT BAR See CBD/Warehouse section for restaurant description.


2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420;; @barleyoak BEER PUB Located on the lakefront in Old Mandeville, The Barley Oak offers patrons 47 beers on draft and a great place to sip drinks while looking at Lake Pontchartrain. One hundred bottled beers accompany the wide draft selection, and the pub’s menu has salads, soups, baked pretzels and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

Beach House Bar & Grill

124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331;; @beachhousemandy RESTAURANT BAR There’s a beautiful view of Lake Pontchartrain from this family-friendly bar and grill, where kids can even play in the sand. There’s live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Interference Sports Bar

2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1655; SPORTS BAR This Northshore sports hangout also features live music and comedy, but its big draw is New Orleans Saints games. During happy hour, find $2 domestic beers and $3 imports, with $2 pints of PBR and Rolling Rock. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour noon6 p.m. daily.

Old Rail Brewing Company 639 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 612-1828 RESTAURANT BAR

The restaurant located near the Tammany Trace Trailhead has a microbrewery on the premises and turns out beers including Seven Sisters IPA and Cow Catcher Milk Stout to go with its menu of burgers, steaks, Buffalo mac and cheese, salads and weekly specials. Open Wed.-Mon. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

Ruby’s Roadhouse

840 Lamarque St., (985) 626-9748; MUSIC CLUB Housed in a 100-year-old building, Ruby’s Roadhouse has been one of the Northshore’s most popular music venues for 30 years. It offers free music at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and PBR costs $1.50. New Orleans Saints games on Sunday are shown on four TVs and there’s free food. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

The Scotts Coffee & Tapas Bar

201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; CRAFT COCKTAILS Located in Old Mandeville with views of Lake Ponchartrain, The Scotts is more than a coffee shop. The restaurant and bar serves tapas Friday and Saturday nights and offers martinis, rum drinks, wine and craft beer in an inviting and dog-friendly setting. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu.

The Wine Loft Mandeville

1901 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-5988; MUSIC CLUB Monday is Martini Mania, with $2, $3 and $4 martini specials; there are free wine tastings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, and DJs or musicians perform live Thursday through Saturday. The food menu offers

an artisan cheese board, crab cakes, lava cake and more. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

SLIDELL Anything Geauxs

1540 W. Lindberg Drive, Slidell, (504) 649-6491; www.facebook. com/anythinggeauxsslidellla DANCE CLUB The name says it all. Dances, drag shows, comedy shows, theme parties, karaoke and more are part of the fun at Anything Geauxs. Happy hour is coming soon with cheap Miller High Life and cocktail selections. Open Thu.-Sun. Smoking on patio. Free snacks. Happy hour 3 p.m-7 p.m. Thu.-Sun.

Southside Cafe

3154 Ponchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; RESTAURANT BAR Who’s Your Patty Night at this Slidell restaurant is a Wednesday happy hour offering unlimited burger toppings and drink and beer specials. The Absolute Stress, a mix of Absolute vodka, pineapple juice and grenadine, is popular among regulars. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Thu.-Tue., 3 p.m.-closing Wed.

Speckled T’s

158 S. Military Road, Slidell, (985) 646-1728; RESTAURANT BAR With local bands regularly performing on the weekends, Speckled T’s has no problem going from seafood restaurant to lively bar scene after dark. Fifty beers on tap are served at 32 degrees using a state-of-the-art cooling system. Tuesday is trivia night with a DJ, and Monday is steak night. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.


4808 Pontchartrain Drive, (985) 201-8096; BAR Customers can arrive by land or boat at Tooloulas, where the signature drink is the Tooloula Hula, made with vodka, Malibu, grenadine, pineapple, orange and a quarter-shot of apple pucker. Competitive drinkers can join the weekly beer pong tournament on Fridays. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thu.

CHALMETTE Brewster’s

8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 309-7548; RESTAURANT BAR Start the week with domestic beers for $1.50 and schnapps shots for $1 all day Sunday, or go for the popular Boom-a-lache, 32 ounces of three kinds of rum, fruit juices and cherries. Cash in on $8 beer buckets during college and pro football games, play darts or dine on burgers, steaks, a tuna fillet or salad. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, all day Sunday.

Wherehouse Bar & Grill

1351 E. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, (504) 277-0732; www. wherehousebarandgrill. com NEIGHBORHOOD BAR There’s always something happening at this warehouse-themed 24-hour bar and grill. UFC fights, New Orleans Saints games and other sporting events are screened, there’s live music, dart competitions, oil and hot cream women’s wrestling and male stripper shows. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Bar food.


434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899;; @columbiataproom BEER PUB With more than 30 beers on tap, the Columbia Street Tap Room is housed in a 125-year-old building and takes pride in its bar food, which includes fresh grilled fish, po-boys and burgers. Constantly rotating beer selections highlight local brews. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking on patio. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

from its calendar of live music (there’s no cover charge on Monday), live mics and burlesque shows. Late-night gyros are available Wed.-Sat. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Food available. Happy hour 2 p.m.-9 p.m. daily.



VALUED AT $1,000+ HOW TO ENTER: 1 Grab your friends and visit the participating bars between Nov. 24th- Dec. 30th, 2013

2 Take a photo with anything that has

this bars logo on it (signs/ coasters/ the bartender) and either email it to or Instagram your photo (tagging @gambitneworleans and the bar).

3 Receive one entry for each bar you photograph for a chance to


win $1,000 in bar tabs. The more bars you visit, the more chances to win. Multiple photographs at the same bar will be discarded.



601 Tchoupitoulas St.

326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy

(at Barcadia)


Shamrock Bar & Grill



Bayou Beer Garden

4133 S. Carrollton Ave.

Pearl Wine Co. 3700 Orleans Ave. #1C

Ohm Lounge 601 Tchoupitoulas St.

Little Gem Saloon

Hermes Bar

445 S. Rampart St.

713 Rue Saint Louis

7 on Fulton

Spirits on Bourbon

Pal’s Lounge 949 N. Rendon St.

Lucky Rooster

Ralph’s on the Park

515 Baronne St.

900 City Park Ave.



Down the Hatch 1921 Sophie Wright Pl.

Nola Brewing Taproom

701 Tchoupitoulas St.

3001 Tchoupitoulas St.

Rusty Nail

Maple Leaf

1100 Constance St.

8316 Oak St.

Bellocq Bar

Prytania Bar

936 St. Charles Ave.

3445 Prytania St.

Rock ‘n’ Sake

Balcony Bar

823 Fulton St.

Tivoli & Lee 936 St. Charles Ave.

Warehouse Grille 869 Magazine St.

Café Adelaide 300 Poydras St.

Coyote Ugly 225 North Peters St.

701 Convention Center Blvd.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar


3201 Magazine St.

Publiq House 4528 Freret St.

St. Joe’s Bar 5535 Magazine St.

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

615 Bourbon St.

House of Blues 225 Decatur St.

Bombay Club 830 Conti St.

Sobu 310 Chartres St.

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse

(Royal Sonesta Hotel) 300 Bourbon St.

Le Booze on Bourbon

(Royal Sonesta Hotel) 300 Bourbon St.

Red Fish Grill 115 Bourbon St.

American Sports Saloon

Backspace 139 Chartres St.

JAX Brewery 620 Decatur St.

The Jimani 141 Chartres St.

Jimmy J’s Cafe 115 Chartres St.

21st Amendment 725 Iberville St.

Burgundy Bar 931 Canal St.



(Uptown) 3236 Magazine St. (Mid-City) 5135 Canal Blvd


(French Quarter) 301 N. Peters St. (Uptown) 6215 S. Miro St. (Mid-City) 411 N. Carrollton Ave.

MORE GREAT PLACES! Rivershack Tavern

Buffa’s Lounge

(Jefferson) 3449 River Rd.

1001 Esplanade Ave.


800 France St.

(Old Metairie) 2027 Metairie Rd.

Yuki Izakaya

Café B

J&J’s Sports Lounge 525 Frenchmen St.

(Old Metairie) 2700 Metairie Rd.

Blue Nile

Dry Dock Café

532 Frenchmen St.

Mimi’s in the Marigny 2601 Royal St.

1200 Decatur St.


Carousel Bar

WOW Wingery

214 Royral St.

(all locations)

(Algiers Point) 133 Delaronde St.

Barley Oak (Old Mandeville) 2101 Lakeshore Dr.

Old Rail Brewing Co. (Old Mandeville) 639 Girod St

to enter: 12/30/13 • Must be 21 to play • Multiple entries at the same bar will be discarded. Have fun & don’t drink and drive! Tip your bartender • Read complete rules and restrictions on • No purchase necessary RULES: Deadline




7 on Fulton ......CBD/Warehouse District

Belli Baci Lounge ............................... French Quarter

Cajun Mike’s Pub-n-Grub........... CBD/Warehouse District

Crown and Anchor English Pub ............................Algiers

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub ............... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

The Howlin’ Wolf Den ........CBD/ Warehouse District

8 Block Kitchen & Bar........CBD/ Warehouse District

Bellocq................CBD/Warehouse District

Capdeville........CBD/Warehouse District

Cucos Mexican Cafe ... Metairie and Gretna

Fiorella’s Cafe...French Quarter

The Howlin’ Wolf Music Club . CBD/Warehouse District

21st Amendment at La Louisiane....................... French Quarter

Big Al’s Saloon.................... Harvey

Capri Blu................................ Metairie

Cure ...........................................Uptown

Big Mama’s Lounge.................. French Quarter

Carousel Bar & Lounge ................ French Quarter


Bistreaux............ French Quarter

Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club ...........................Uptown

d.b.a................. Faubourg Marigny

The Abbey .......... French Quarter

Blue Nile ....... Faubourg Marigny

Casa Borrega.....................Uptown

DBC Bar & Grill................... Metairie

Freret Street Publiq House ...... Uptown

Abita Brew Pub ................................ Abita Springs

Bob Roth’s Lounge........................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Centerfolds Cabaret..... French Quarter

DMac’s Bar and Grill ..Mid-City/ Treme/Gentilly

Funky Pirate New Orleans ....... French Quarter

Bombay Club... French Quarter

Chickie Wah Wah ........Mid-City/ Treme/Gentilly

Deanie’s Seafood ............ French Quarter

Boomers in Boomtown Casino ........................................ Harvey

The Chimes Restaurant and Taproom........................... Covington

Deja Vu.................. French Quarter


The Boot ........................ Riverbend/ Carrollton/University Area

Chris Owens Club ............ French Quarter

45 Tchoup ............................Uptown

AllWays Lounge & Theatre..... Faubourg Marigny American Sports Saloon................... French Quarter Amici ........................................Uptown

The Blind Pelican ..........Uptown

Anything Geauxs................ Slidell

Booty’s Street Food........................ Faubourg Marigny

Chuck’s Sports Bar..............CBD/ Warehouse District

Attiki Bar and Grill................ French Quarter

Boston Street Pub .. Covington

Cibugnu .............CBD/Warehouse District

Aunt Tiki’s.......... French Quarter Avenue Pub ........................Uptown

Bouligny Tavern ............Uptown Bourbon Cowboy .............................. French Quarter

BJ’s Lounge ....................... Bywater

Bourbon House ................................... French Quarter

Babylon Music & Sports Bar ... Metairie

Bourbon O Bar ...................................... French Quarter

Bacchanal .......................... Bywater

Bourbon Pub & Parade................. French Quarter

Backspace Bar & Kitchen............ French Quarter


Balcony Bar & Cafe .....Uptown

Bridge Lounge .................Uptown

Bamboula’s............................................. Faubourg Marigny

Bronx Bar at New York Pizza Uptown

Banks Street Bar & Grill............... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Broussard’s Empire Bar ............. French Quarter

Bar Tonique...... French Quarter

Bruno’s Tavern ....... Riverbend/ Carrollton/University Area

Bar UnCommon ................................... CBD/Warehouse District

Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant .......... Faubourg Marigny

Barcadia Bar/ Restaurant/Arcade ......................... CBD/Warehouse District

Buffalo Billiards............. Metairie

The Barley Oak .......... Mandeville

The Bulldog ..... Mid-City/Treme/ Gentilly and Uptown

Batch Bar............ French Quarter

Bullet’s Sports Bar.....Mid-City/ Treme/Gentilly

Bayou Beer Garden.......................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

The Burgundy Bar............................. CBD/Warehouse District

Beach House Bar & Grill........................ Mandeville Beach on Bourbon ........................... French Quarter Beachcorner Bar & Grill............... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly


C. Beevers Bar of Music ............... Metairie Cafe B ....................................... Metairie

Civic Theatre .CBD/Warehouse District Claire’s Pour House....... French Quarter Club Ampersand.....................CBD/ Warehouse District The Club Ms. Mae’s ......Uptown

Deja Vu Showgirls .......... French Quarter The Delachaise ...............Uptown Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse..................... French Quarter Dickie Brennan’s Tableau......... French Quarter The District .....CBD/Warehouse District

Fox & Hound ................... Harahan/ Jefferson/River Ridge French 75 ........... French Quarter

Galatoire’s “33” Bar and Steak ...................... French Quarter Garden District Pub.....Uptown Garden Grill and Bar............CBD/ Warehouse District Gasa Gasa.............................Uptown Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant........................Gretna

Hurricanes Sports Bar and Grill ............................................. Metairie


Ice House Bar ...French Quarter Interference Sports Bar ............. Mandeville Iris............................. French Quarter Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse..................... French Quarter


J&J’s Sports Lounge . Bywater JB’s Bar & Grill .................. Metairie JAX Brewery Bar ............... French Quarter Jerk’s Island Grill & Daiquiri Bar.............. Covington

Dos Jefes ..............................Uptown

Generations Hall ....................CBD/ Warehouse District

Down the Hatch ............Uptown

Gennaro’s Bar.................. Metairie

Dry Dock Cafe.......................Algiers

Good Friends Bar ............. French Quarter


The Jimani ......... French Quarter

Gordon Biersch .......................CBD/ Warehouse District

Jimmy J’s Cafe..French Quarter

Club Silhouette............... Metairie

Electric Cocktail............ Metairie

Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court.CBD/Warehouse District

Eleven 79 ...............................Uptown

Gott Gourmet Cafe ........................... Uptown The Green Room Music Club.... Covington

Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris ............. French Quarter Jiggers .................................... Metairie

Joe’s Caddy Corner ..... Metairie Johnny White’s Bar......................... French Quarter

Colby’s Cocktails.......... Metairie

Erin Rose.................................................... French Quarter

Columbia Street Rock-NBlues Cafe....................... Covington

Ernst Cafe ........CBD/Warehouse District

Columbia Street Tap Room ...... Covington

Evangeline Lounge ...Mid-City/ Treme/Gentilly

Columns Hotel Victorian Lounge ...................................Uptown

Evangeline Lounge II.Uptown

Half Moon Bar & Grill...Uptown

Kajun’s Pub..Faubourg Marigny

Exactly Legends............ Metairie

Happy’s Irish Pub..................CBD/ Warehouse District

Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux . Riverbend/Carrollton/University Area

Cooter Brown’s ...... Riverbend/ Carrollton/University Area Copper Monkey Bar & Grill ........ French Quarter Cosimo’s .................................................... French Quarter The Country Club ......... Bywater Coyote Blues..................... Metairie Coyote Ugly Saloon ....... French Quarter Crescent City Brewhouse......... French Quarter Crossroads at House of Blues....................... French Quarter

Extreme Sports Bar and Grille..CBD/Warehouse District


F and M Patio Bar ...........Uptown Fat Harry’s ...........................Uptown Faubourg Wines ........Faubourg Marigny Feelings Cafe.................Faubourg Marigny Felipe’s Taqueria ............................... French Quarter and Mid-City/ Treme/Gentilly and Uptown

Grit’s Bar .................................................... Uptown

Johnny White’s Pub and Grill and Hole in the Wall Bar ............. French Quarter



Henry’s Uptown Bar...Uptown Herbsaint.........CBD/Warehouse District

Katie’s Restaurant and Bar..... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Heritage Grill..................... Metairie

Kerry Irish Pub ................... French Quarter

Hermes Bar ...... French Quarter

Kingfish............... French Quarter

Hi-Ho Lounge.................Faubourg Marigny


The Holy Ground Irish Pub ........ Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly Homedale Inn ...............Lakeview House of Blues................... French Quarter

Knuckleheads................. Metairie


Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop........ French Quarter



Bourbon Heat........................................ French Quarter

Circle Bar ..........CBD/Warehouse District


Fountain Lounge...................CBD/ Warehouse District





Lager’s International Ale House ................................................ Metairie Lamplighter Lounge..................... Metairie




Larry Flynt’s Hustler Barely Legal Club ............................................... French Quarter Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club ....... French Quarter Le Booze ................................................... French Quarter Lipstixx Gentlemen’s Club...... French Quarter Little Gem Saloon ............................ CBD/ Warehouse District

Pal’s Lounge......................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Mayfair Lounge ................................. Uptown

Palace Cafe............................................ French Quarter

Melius Bar & Grill .............................. Metairie

Parasol’s Bar and Restaurant ................................ Uptown

The Metropolitan Nightclub . CBD/Warehouse District

Parkview Tavern ............................. Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Mid City Yacht Club ........................ Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Parkway Bakery and Tavern Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

MiLa Bar .................................................... CBD/Warehouse District

Parlay’s Bar........................................... Lakeview

Mimi’s in the Marigny ................. Faubourg Marigny

Pat O’Brien’s Bar and Courtyard Restaurant............................... French Quarter

Liuzza’s by the Track................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Mizado Cocina.................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Patrick’s Bar Vin............................... French Quarter

Liuzza’s Restaurant and Bar Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Molly’s at the Market................... French Quarter

Liuzza’s Sports Bar........................ Kenner

Monkey Hill Bar.................................. Uptown

Loa ................................................................. CBD/Warehouse District

Lucky Rooster .................................... CBD/Warehouse District GAMBIT > BESTOFNEWORLEANS.COM > NOVEMBER 26 > 2013


Maximo’s Italian Grill................... French Quarter

Little Tropical Isle ........................... French Quarter

Lost Love Lounge............................. Faubourg Marigny


Maurepas Foods .............................. Bywater

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant ............................................ CBD/Warehouse District


Madigan’s .............................................. Riverbend/Carrollton/University Area Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop ............. Uptown


Pearl Wine Co...................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly Perry’s Sports Bar and Grill... Metairie Pirate’s Alley Cafe ........................... French Quarter Players Pub ........................................... Metairie

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe .. French Quarter

Polo Club Lounge............................. CBD/Warehouse District

NOLA Brewing Co. Tap Room. Uptown

The Pour House Saloon ............. Metairie

The Note ................................................... French Quarter

The Prytania Bar .............................. Uptown


Oak ............................................................... Riverbend/Carrollton/University Area


Ralph’s on the Park....................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly Razzoo ....................................................... French Quarter

Ohm Lounge ......................................... CBD/Warehouse District

Red Fish Grill Oyster Bar ........... French Quarter

Maison Bourbon Jazz Club ..... French Quarter

Old Absinthe House....................... French Quarter

Redemption.......................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Manning’s .............................................. CBD/Warehouse District

Old Point Bar ........................................ Algiers

Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar and Grill .......................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Maple Leaf Bar ................................... Riverbend/Carrollton/University Area

Old Rail Brewing Company .... Mandeville

Republic New Orleans................ CBD/Warehouse District

Markey’s Bar........................................ Bywater

One Eyed Jacks.................................. French Quarter

Rick’s Cabaret .................................... French Quarter

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro ..................................................... French Quarter

Rick’s Sporting Saloon.............. French Quarter

The Maison............................................. Faubourg Marigny

Marlene’s Place................................. Uptown Marti’s Restaurant ........................ French Quarter Martine’s Lounge............................ Metairie

Oscar’s Lounge & Restaurant ............................................ Metairie

The Rivershack Tavern .............. Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge Roberts’ Bar.......................................... Uptown

DIRECTORY Rock ’N’ Bowl ...................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Southshore Tavern........................ Kenner

Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi ......... CBD/Warehouse District

Southside Cafe .................................. Slidell

Rosie’s Tavern .................................... Abita Springs

Speckled T’s ......................................... Slidell

Ruby’s Roadhouse......................... Mandeville

Spirits on Bourbon ........................ French Quarter

The Rusty Nail..................................... Uptown

Sportsbeat Pub & Cafe............... Metairie


The Spotted Cat Music Club... Faubourg Marigny

The Saint.................................................. Uptown

Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar............................. Lakeview

St. Charles Bar.................................... Uptown

Superior Grill........................................ Uptown

St. Joe’s..................................................... Uptown

Swirl Wine Bar ................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Saint Lawrence................................. French Quarter

The Swizzle Stick Bar.................. CBD/Warehouse District

Sainte Marie ......................................... CBD/Warehouse District

Sylvain....................................................... French Quarter

Saints and Sinners........................ French Quarter Sake Cafe................................................. Uptown Salu Southern European Bistro ............................... Uptown

Tarpon Joe’s ......................................... Metairie


The Upper Quarter .......................... French Quarter


Vaughan’s Lounge......................... Bywater The Velvet Cactus............................ Lakeview Vic’s Kangaroo Cafe...................... CBD/Warehouse District Vine and Dine ...................................... Algiers Vinnie’s Sports Bart & Grill..... Gretna Visions Men’s Club ......................... New Orleans East Vitascope Hall .................................... CBD/Warehouse District


Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar........................... CBD/Warehouse District Waloo’s Sports Bar & Grill....... Metairie Warehouse Grille............................. CBD/Warehouse District

Therapy Ultra Lounge ................. Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Wayfare.................................................... Uptown

Tiki Tolteca ............................................ French Quarter

Wherehouse Bar & Grill ............. Chalmette

Seiler Bar at The Tap Room..... Covington

Tipitina’s.................................................. Uptown

Shamrock Bar and Grill ............. Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Tivoli & Lee ............................................. CBD/Warehouse District

Wine Institute of New Orleans.................................. CBD/Warehouse District

Shimmy Shack................................... Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge

Tommy’s Wine Bar ......................... CBD/Warehouse District

The Scotts Coffee & Tapas Bar ................................................ Mandeville

Siberia........................................................ Faubourg Marigny Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge.......................................... Uptown

Tooloula’s ............................................... Slidell Tropical Isle Bayou Club ........... French Quarter Tropical Isle Bourbon.................. French Quarter

Sneaky Pete’s..................................... French Quarter

Tropical Isle Original .................... French Quarter

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro........... Faubourg Marigny

Tujague’s ................................................ French Quarter

SoBou ......................................................... French Quarter

Twelve Mile Limit............................. Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly

Somethin’ Else Cafe...................... French Quarter Southport Hall ................................... Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge


Union Station...................................... Uptown

The Wine Loft Mandeville ........ Mandeville Winston’s Pub & Patio ............... Metairie Wit’s Inn................................................... Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly WOW Cafe................................................ CBD/Warehouse District and Mid-City/Treme/Gentilly and Covington


Yuki Izakaya ........................................ Faubourg Marigny


Zea Rotisserie & Grill.................... Uptown


The Sazerac Bar ................................ CBD/Warehouse District


TJ Quills ..................................................... Riverbend/Carrollton/University Area





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No need to feel tense let this gift guide make holiday shopping a snap. BY ANGELA HERNANDEZ & MISSY WILKINSON


Crafted from organic cotton, hemp and recycled water bottles, these locally made throw pillows, $92, make an ecofriendly statement, and a coordinating animal pillow makes a foxy one, $18, both at Plum (5430 Magazine St., 504-897-3388;

Handmade leather boots bring a fringe fest to her feet, $259 at Hemline Metairie (605 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, 504-309-8778;





For the local girl who loves her hometown, these laser-cut, madein-New-Orleans earrings tell the world just how she feels, $16 at Pop City (940 Decatur St., 504-528-8559; 3118 Magazine St., 504-895-4102;


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Handcrafted and designed in Paris, the Face a Face Avril frames have a slight cat-eye design that makes them totally on-trend, $504 at St. Charles Vision (citywide;


Vintage glass stones and designs give this emerald-hued costume jewelry a retro vibe, though both pieces were made in this century. Bracelet, $190, and necklace, $260, at Trashy Diva (citywide;


Chocolate is a sure-fire way to please a hard-to-shop-for loved one on your list, Chocolate cherries, $13, and chocolate frogs, $15 at Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 504-269-5707;



retro vibe


There’s something soothing about the sound of a whistling kettle. This enameled, ergonomic version by Le Creuset looks as charming as it sounds, $85.49 at Mary’s Ace Hardware (732 N. Rampart St., 504-529-4465;

CHARMING AND ERGONOMIC If you’re looking for a bling ring, it’s hard to top yellow diamonds. Left to right: 3.39-carat yellow diamond set in a platinum ring, $44,995; 1.72-carat yellow diamond set in a white gold ring, $15,995; and 1.35-carat diamond set in white gold, $9,995, all at Boudreaux’s Jewelers (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-831-2602;

Does he or she love bikes, photography and stylish accessories? Appeal to all three passions with a belt made from recycled bike inner tubes and clinched with a resin-coated buckle featuring a digital print of a camera. Belt, $39, and buckle, $24.50, at Branch Out (2022 Magazine St., 504-371-5913;

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A black skull bracelet is equally edgy and elegant, $120 at Weinsteins (4011 Magazine St., 504-895-6278; www.



Feline friends can catnap in style in a black-and-white art deco Smucci pet bed, $215 at Cat Practice (1809 Magazine St., 504525-6369;






For every teenager who’s dreamed of receiving a new car topped with a giant bow, the 2014 Subaru Forester is a racy-but-safe choice: it’s the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s top safety pick, $22,987 at Bryan Subaru (8213 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-315-7891;

Terrance Osborne (American/New Orleans, b. 1976), “They’re Coming”, 43” x 65”.

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Taking flight By Frank Etheridge


city without local ownership to tether Center/forward it here. Benson’s Anthony Davis first priority was brings a strong to create a new start to the mascot, one that New Orleans reflects the region. Pelicans’ first Enter Pierre. season. “There is no better P H OTO BY representation C H ER Y L G ER B ER of New Orleans and [the] state of Louisiana than the pelican,” Mitchell says. “It’s our state bird, on the state flag and a big part of the history of the whole region.” The mascot’s gawky costume has gotten a lot of attention on sports pages, blogs and latenight talk shows and helped emphasize there’s a new team in New Orleans. Fans going to Pelicans games this season also are tasting a slew of changes made at the Arena during the offseason. A new food vendor (which consulted with chef John Besh on menu items) offers interesting new options such as seafood mac-and-cheese and bruschetta waffle fries. The Chairman’s Club is a new VIP lounge; single-game passes are sold to the Capital One Lounge, which offers free food and an expanded outdoor area. In the 300 level, a new section features a bar area, high-top tables and a social atmosphere where fans can meet and chat as well as cheer. All this excitement for the NBA and the new attractions at the Arena will hit its height during next February’s All-Star Weekend. Until then, New Orleans can enjoy Davis and his teammates —and, of course, Pierre.


Friends of the Hubbell Library will hold a Christmas tree and holiday gift sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1 at Hubbell Library (725 Pelican Ave., 504-596-3113; There will be Fraser fir trees, wreaths and garland, and well as arts, crafts and jewelry by local artists and books by Pelican Publishing. All proceeds benefit Hubbell Library, which opened in 1907 and is the city’s oldest library. Wilkerson Row (3137 Magazine St., 504-8993311; is holding a sale through Sunday, Dec. 8. All inventory is up to 50 percent off. Tiffany & Co. (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. The

by Missy Wilkinson

store will carry engagement rings, celebration rings and diamond jewelry in a range of prices, as well as baby gifts, leather goods and accessories. Through November, Confederacy of Cruisers Bike Tours (634 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-4005468; donates a portion of proceeds to Typhoon Haiyan relief. The company is holding a raffle. Each ticket is $5, and proceeds go to fund food packs. Each $5 food pack will feed a family of five for two days. Raffle prizes include goods from Rocket Science Salon, Bon Castor, Sweet Olive Soap Works, Nyssa Lyon, Pizza Delicious, Confederacy of Cruisers, Mollie Wallace, Dana Marie Embree, Myrtle Von Damitz, Kayak-iti-yat, Three Muses and Crafty Li’l Devil.


ew Orleans’ excitement for its new basketball team and new attractions at the Arena will culminate when the city hosts the NBA’s All-Star Weekend Feb. 14-16, 2014. “Considering the success of the Super Bowl, I don’t know if you could say there’s a better city for hosting big events than New Orleans,” says Lindsey Mitchell, corporate communications manager for the newly hatched New Orleans Pelicans ( “The NBA has a very large international fan base and this weekend will put New Orleans and the Pelicans in the spotlight. It’s another opportunity for us to show that we have a lot to offer.” For basketball fans, everything is new this year: New name, new players, a new mascot (more on him later), new attractions at the New Orleans Arena and, most important to fans, a new start in the chase for the city’s first NBA World Championship — which, considering the strong start of rising star Anthony Davis (averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds per game as of press time) in his second season and the nucleus of talent built around the center/forward, offers new hope for hoops dreamers. “There’s lots of reason for that excitement,” Mitchell says, adding the Pelicans sold 12,000 season tickets this year. “We have great players coming back, but also new faces, a new practice facility, a new name and look, and improvements to the arena that enhance the fan experience.” Before New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson purchased the team, there was much speculation about the NBA’s future in a small-market, football-mad




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Foodies who can’t get enough of chef John Besh in their lives through his television show, restaurants, cookbooks and media appearances are in luck. Just in time for the holidays, Besh has announced the launch of his Besh Box monthly subscription service. Each month, subscribers receive a box filled with goodies that carry the chef’s official stamp of approval, including kitchen tools, ingredients, seeds, spices and other items, all based on an included seasonal recipe. “People are constantly writing me on social media and asking where they can find my favorite products,” Besh says. “Maybe something they

Pirate’s galley

Cane & Table serves rum drinks and Caribbean fare. By Scott Gold

Chef Ean Bancroft and bartender Geof Anderson serve creative Caribbean dishes and craft cocktails at Cane & Table. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

ly portioned at five large ribs per order and served with papaya chutney, they are worth the $17 price. Large plates, each served with a choice of two sides, are satisfying for the most part. The “grilled yardbird” — chicken thighs marinated with jerk seasoning — offered robust flavors, as did a version of ropa vieja, which in this case was tender, long-simmered skirt steak. Sides, including skillet greens, hoppin’ John and sauteed tomatoes, are good though not exciting. One misstep was the whole grilled fish. While cooked perfectly, it lacked the seasoning that makes the other dishes so satisfying. A whole fish should be sauced heavily to ensure there’s sauce with each bite but this one was not. If only the kitchen had decided to incorporate the excellent aioli that accompanies fried tostones, the dish might have been a winner. Those looking for a quick bite should be forewarned: Leisurely (though friendly) service and a no-reservations policy ensure you won’t be in and out in a snap. Overall, Cane & Table succeeds in serving filling, flavorful cuisine that complements the bar program nicely. I’ll be returning for more rum, ribs and pork skins, for certain.


Cane & Table


1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112; www.


dinner Tue.-Sat.

how much expensive

what works

extensive rum list, outstanding small plates and snacks

what doesn’t

under-sauced whole fish; no reservations

check, please

a trendy Caribbean cocktail den with flavorful small plates

saw me using on TV — like what olive oil I’m using. That’s what inspired me to create this box. They’re items I personally love and use on a regular basis — tools and ingredients that, unless you’re a chef who’s spent decades learning and practicing a craft, you might not know about or have a use for.” The initial offering, titled “Holidays from the Heart,” is based on the chef’s recipe for apple and pear tart with pecans. The box includes several recipes: for the tart, basic sweet dough and one for hot, spiced wine to pair with the dessert. On top of that are six items to help the holiday tart-making experience, including a large bag of Inglewood pecans, vanilla beans, a dough scraper, an Italian pastry cutter, a cook’s towel and jalapeno seeds. The tart recipe doesn’t call for jalapenos, but a future recipe will, so subscribers are encouraged to grow peppers in advance. Future boxes to come will be curated similarly, so subscribers eventually will have some necessary ingredients and tools on hand when the latest recipe arrives. Recipients of the first package get a fleur-de-lis ornament and a playlist of Besh’s favorite holiday songs (plans call for future playlists to be available via streaming on Spotify). PAGE 66


ane and Table opened several months ago to much discussion among the craft cocktail set about the Cure team’s Caribbean-inspired venture and its bar stocked with enough rum to make even the saltiest sailor feel as though he’d been sent to Fiddler’s Green. There would be drinks, of course. The impresarios behind Uptown lounge Cure — Kirk Estopinal and Neal Bodenheimer — would make sure of that. And those drinks would be painstakingly crafted from exotic spirits and esoteric ingredients (the orgeat and falernum syrups are made in house) by practiced hands. Perhaps more interesting than the bar program, however, is the fact that Cane & Table represents the first real foray by the Cure folks into dining as well as mixology. Could the microscopic attention to detail they apply to drinks translate to a worthy menu as well? The short answer is yes. Chef de cuisine Ean Bancroft, working with Company Burger’s Adam Biderman, made a smart choice in designing a menu that satisfies but doesn’t overreach. Cane & Table offers simple, island-style fare and flavors, in portion sizes meant to be shared, presumably as diners make their way through the cocktail offerings and the extensive spirits list. This is drinking food, if not drunk food. Cane & Table fills an attractively renovated location on lower Decatur Street. The decor seems carefully designed to evoke a sense of the French Quarter of years past, with nakedly mottled walls and old-fashioned architectural accents (the lock on the restroom door is an iron bar the size of an adult’s arm). A recent meal began with drinks that included the Improved Bombo, which features navy-strength rum, Plantation five-year-aged rum, bitters, nutmeg and Curacao, and the Florida Natural, a lovely combination of sparkling wine with orange and vanilla shrub. As we sipped, a first snack plate arrived: perfectly puffed, crispyfried pork skins with curried jerk seasoning. These are dangerously addictive, with just the right combination of salt and airy, fried fat. It took some effort to resist quickly polishing off the entire bowl. Also among the small plates are cangrejitos, a take on the familiar crab rangoon, filled with Louisiana blue crab and served with General Joe’s sauce. Like the pork skins, these were deftly executed, as were outstanding crispy rum ribs, which are coated in rice flour and fried. Generous-






FORK + CENTER [CONTINUED] Future themes include Mardi Gras and “The Big Game,” which appears to be focused on cooking for a Super Bowl party. Subscriptions are available online at and start at $55 for a single month, $160 for three months and $320 for a half year. A yearly subscription will set you back $650, but it includes a copy of Besh’s Cooking From the Heart. — SCOTT GOLD

Holiday cooking

French Quarter Festivals Inc. ( organizes some holiday events and promotes an array of celebrations and promotions in conjunction with the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation. One annual highlight is a December series of chef demonstrations in the French Market. The series runs Dec. 3-20, and 12 local chefs will show how to cook some of their favorite dishes and offer samples. Participating chefs include Galatoire’s Michael Sichel preparing lobster maison, Brigtsen’s Frank Brigtsen (oyster chowder with bacon and fennel), Kingfish’s Greg Sonnier (daube glace tossed in German spaetzle dumplings), Arnaud’s Tommy DiGiovanni (pan-seared center cut pork chop with rosemary jus and oyster dressing) and others. The free 45-minute demonstrations begin at 2 p.m. at the French Market’s Market Fare Stage (at Ursulines and Governor Nicholls streets). Visit for details. — SCOTT GOLD


Breastaurant enhancement


Metairie has long had a sole “breastaurant” dining option with Hooters (4748 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-889-0160; but now there’s a pair. A second of these man food and mammary-obsessed establishments, Twin Peaks (4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504602-9999.), recently opened inside the Clearview Mall. Twin Peaks sports a hunting lodge theme (hence the reference to mountain ranges), and serves burgers, nachos, chicken fried Twin Peaks, a national chain steak, pot roast and other of sports bars, opened a new comfort food favorites, as location in Clearview Mall well as draft beer chilled at 29 earlier this month. degrees, just in case excited patrons might need to cool their jets. And if guests tire of the natural scenery, 66 high definition TVs provide ample entertainment. While it’s the first Twin Peaks in the New Orleans area, the chain is not new to the region. There are several franchises in south Louisiana, and a Gretna location is in the works. Gretna also has a Hooters (2781 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, 504-393-7177). The “breastaurant” concept has been around for some time, and in recent years a number of newcomers have taken aim at Hooters’ customer base. Downtown New Orleans got its sole current breastaurant in 2009. Happy’s Irish Pub (1009 Poydras St.; www.happysirishpub. com) offers a similar concept, but its servers wear schoolgirl uniforms instead of Twin Peaks’ signature decolletage- and midriff-bearing red flannel. — SCOTT GOLD




3-COURSE interview

Alon Shaya Besh Restaurant Group’s four-year-old rustic Italian eatery, Domenica (123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant. com), is known for wood-fired pizza, house charcuterie and handmade pastas, among other Italian specialties. Israeli-born, Philadelphia-raised chef Alon Shaya enjoys putting together special menus for Jewish holidays. Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 5, Domenica offers a three-course menu to celebrate Hanukkah.

What inspired you to combine traditional Jewish food with Italian cuisine?


Executive Chef, Domenica

Shaya: We’ve been serving Jewish food since the first year we were open. I love cooking the foods I’m passionate about. Every chef wants to cook the foods they grew up with in one way or another. I grew up cooking jelly doughnuts with my mom as a kid, and making latkes, and as I’ve grown as a chef, I’ve learned to appreciate those things from a culinary standpoint. I really try to bring together my Jewish heritage, living in the South and Italian food. And I think the menu at Domenica reflects that.

S: This year, one of our courses includes za’atar biscuits. Za’atar is a combination of sumac, sesame seeds, thyme and oregano. On my last visit to Israel, I visited a Druze village and I was really impressed with their cooking. We ate lunch at a home and they made the most amazing food. And they put mint in their za’atar as well, which is unique. I actually brought some za’atar back from one of the spice markets in Israel. We’re going to use our wood-burning oven to make baba ghanoush, and we’re going to serve it with these za’atar biscuits. This year we’re adding cured salmon to the latkes, which was inspired by a recent trip to Alaska. I went salmon fishing out there with my wife, and I brought back all this salmon and cured it. So I just thought it would be such a good addition to the dish. It’s like a gravlax: I cure it with salt and brown sugar, orange zest and thyme. It only takes 48 hours to get to the flavor and consistency that I like. We cure it overnight and dry it for 36 hours after that.

There’s a special lamb dish this year as well. Where did that come from? S: Chef Michael Solomonov does this ridiculously good pomegranate-glazed lamb shoulder at his restaurant, Zahav, in Philadelphia. When he was in town for the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, we did that dish for our main course at a dinner, and everybody went nuts for it. I went to Israel with Michael, and I’m really inspired by how he incorporates his heritage into his food. So as an ode to him, I’m adding that to our Hanukkah menu by using the lamb shank with pomegranate tabbouleh, fresh chilis and whole grain polenta. I think that’s part of what makes cooking so special: I can get inspired by my friends and take the foods they do so well and figure out a way to incorporate it into what I do. I think it’s one of the greatest forms of flattery. — SCOTT GOLD


You often draw inspiration for these menus from your travels. How is that reflected in this year’s menu?






BEER buzz



Baton Rouge’s Tin Roof Brewing Company ( has been busy in recent months, introducing a new specialty beer, hosting gourmet beer dinners and expanding the brewery. In October, co-founders Charles Caldwell and William McGehee, brewmaster Tom Daigrepont and brewer Alex Daigrepont released Rougarou Imperial Black IPA as a limited-edition beer. The complexity of Rougarou’s intense malts and abundant hops have earned it great reviews and, at nearly 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), the IPA is a departure from the brewery’s regular lineup of more quaffable beers. Tom introduced its Brewer Alex Daigrepont of Tin pairing with dessert at a recent Tin Roof Roof Brewing Company. beer dinner at Restaurant R’evolution. Restaurant R’evolution co-owner and chef John Folse welcomed the diners, saying, “I can’t think of a better event to have you here for,” before serving the first course: smoked potato bisque with Folse’s house-made Creole cream cheese paired with Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale. Chanterelle mushroom spaetzle with foie gras brown butter was served with Tin Roof Blonde Ale and grilled venison was topped with red eye gravy made with Tin Roof’s Parade Ground Coffee Porter instead of coffee. Tin Roof’s physical plant is undergoing an expansion in both capacity and use. Warehouse space was doubled, and three 60-barrel fermenters were delivered to the brewery earlier this month. This equipment will increase the size and frequency of its brew batches as well as expand the types of beer brewed. McGehee says he expects the brewery’s new tap room to open in early 2014. Currently, the brewery opens to the public at 5 p.m. on Fridays for samples and tours, but the Tin Roof team envisions the tap room will be a community space with a beer garden, food trucks and indoor and outdoor games. — NORA MCGUNNIGLE Email Nora McGunnigle at

WINE of the week Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Rose ALSACE, FRANCE RETAIL $23

Cremants are French sparkling wines made in the methode traditionelle outside of the Champagne appellation’s geographic boundaries. Alsace is near Champagne in northeastern France and has the same cool, fairly dry climate. This wine from Pierre Sparr, a family firm founded in 1680, was produced in Sigolsheim in the Upper Rhine area. The wine’s 100 percent pinot noir grapes come from vineyards in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains and on the Rhine Valley floor and reflect different terroirs. The wine goes through initial fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and then is blended and goes through second fermentation with added yeast. A minimum of 18 months in the bottle passes before it is prepared for the market. The bouquet exudes yeasty aromas with toasted brioche, fresh strawberries, watermelon and citrus notes. On the palate, taste red berries, cherry, apple, orange peel and lively acidity. Drink it with turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, oysters, smoked fish and truffled popcorn. Buy it at: Pearl Wine Co. Drink it at: Luke, Cafe Amelie, Sainte Marie and Nuvolari’s. — BRENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at








Five baked oyster dishes



1 Brigtsen’s Restaurant



2 Galatoire’s 33 Bar and Steak

215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932

Oysters Casino are topped with bacon, celery, peppers and onions.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Benson Tower, 1450 Poydras Ave. The new Italian food truck, Guideaux’s, Crepes a la Cart, Empanada Intifada, Taceaux Loceaux and Velvet to Geaux sell food and drinks.

723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610 In chef Frank Brigtsen’s tribute to the late chef Warren Leruth, baked oysters are topped with shrimp, crabmeat, onions, celery, scallions, parsley, cream, breadcrumbs and Parmesan.

New Orleans Food Truck Coalition Roundup



4 Middendorf’s

30160 Highway 51, Akers, (985) 386-6666

Tangy barbecue sauce covers barbecued oysters on the half shell.

5 Mosca’s Restaurant

4137 Highway 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950

Oysters Mosca features oysters in a pan topped with breadcrumbs and seasonings finished under a broiler.

Black & Gold

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi, 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253 There’s a live sushi model, free sake tastings provided by Gekkeikan and live painting by Alex Harvie and TJ Black.

Mixology Monday at SoBou: Holiday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday SoBou, 310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095 SoBou bartender Abigail Gullo hosts a seminar on holiday cocktails, featuring batch punches and hot drinks. Contact the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for tickets at (504) 569-0405 or info@ Registration $35.




Grand oysters are baked with tasso, Havarti and jalapenos.


Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food.

Sriracha-bacon lollipops are a thing “We had every intention of making a pumpkin pie spice lolly for Thanksgiving, but the ubiquitousness of pumpkins, the recent concerns of a Sriracha shortage and the Thanksgiving/Hanukkah overlap made a Sriracha bacon lollipop something that needed to happen.”

— Lollyphile ( owner Jason Darling explaining the idea behind the company’s latest release, which joins Sriracha candy canes and other foodie oddities taking advantage of the popular Vietnamese-style hot pepper sauce. Four Sriracha-bacon lollipops cost $10.



VOTED BEST SOUL FOOD! 2401 St. Ann St. • NOLA • 70119 Mon-Sat 11am-5pm • 504-822-9503


Grand Isle Restaurant

Lil’ Soul

Art Suitchi

3 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530






you are where you eat

Out 2 Eat is an index of Gambit contract advertisers. Unless noted, addresses are for New Orleans. Dollar signs represent the average cost of a dinner entree: $ — under $10; $$ — $11 to $20; $$$ — $21 or more. To update information in the Out 2 Eat listings, email, fax 483-3116 or call Will Coviello at 483-3106. Deadline is 10 a.m. Monday.

AFRICAN Motherland Cafe — 1700 N. Galvez St., (504) 342-3996; motherlandcafe — This family restaurant serves Senegalese and Gambian food, and vegetarian dishes are available. Thiebou djenne is a fish and rice stew, and boulettes are fried balls of fish. There also are house-made ginger drinks and wonjo, made with hibiscus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$




Huh! A Restaurant & Bar — 3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 229-2484; www. — This restaurant serves salads, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and sweet and savory crepes. The king cake crepes are available in plain and filled varieties topped with purple, green and gold icing and sugar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., and open Sundays during New Orleans Saints games. Credit cards. $$ Knuckleheads Eatery — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ O’Henry’s Food & Spirits — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Somethin’ Else Cafe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-youcan-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national

cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL American Sports Saloon — 1200 Decatur St., (504) 522-2410 — This sports bar serves burgers made with houseground patties, chicken wings, 12 beers on tap and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bayou Beer Garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Down the Hatch — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Jigger’s Bar & Grill — 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 — The sports bar serves sandwiches and bar noshing items. Half or fullround muffulettas are filled with Italian ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese and house-made olive salad and served toasted. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Shamrock Bar & Grill — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE Boo Koo BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations.

Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ Hickory Prime BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www.hickoryprimebbq. com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Saucy’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 3012755; — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar — 2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar. com — This burger specialist’s patty options include beef, bison, shrimp and veggie. The House burger is dressed with cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard and served with house-made chips. The Cobb salad features romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese, croutons and buttermilk ranch or honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cheeseburger Eddie’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, poboys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE Antoine’s Annex — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on Oak — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Cafe Freret — 7329 Freret St., (504) 8617890; — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs,

cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego, peppers and roasted garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. For breakfast, an omelet is filled with marinated mushrooms, bacon, spinach and goat cheese. Tuna salad or chicken salad avocado melts are topped with melted Monterey Jack and shredded Parmesan cheeses and served on a choice of bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CHINESE Five Happiness — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Jung’s Golden Dragon — 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Rue de la Course — 1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook. comruedelacourse — The coffeeshop offers a selection of bagels (plain, sesame, everything, honey whole wheat or cinnamon-raisin) from Artz Bagelz. The Downtown sandwich includes turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. The Lakeview features chicken or tuna salad dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a bagel and comes with a side. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $ Pinkberry — Citywide; www.pinkberry. com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 5254455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the

OUT to EAT and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. There’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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

Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www. — 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. $$$ Cafe Gentilly — 5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; www.facebook. com/cafegentilly —Crab cake Benedict is French bread topped with poached eggs, a hand-made crawfish sausage patty and hollandaise. Breakfast is available all day, and the creamed spinach, crawfish and Swiss cheese omelet can be served in a po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Ignatius Eatery — 3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242; — The menu includes classic Creole dishes such as red beans and rice, speckled trout meuniere and crawfish etouffee as well as sandwiches, salads and pasta. Crawfish Ignatius pasta features crawfish cream sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes, onion and bell peppers topped with grated Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; www. — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options. Louisiana crab cakes are popular. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Ma Momma’s House — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; — Traditional home-style Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. Chicken and waffles includes a Belgian waffle and three or six fried chicken wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans. com — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Saints & Sinners — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www. — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole


ETHIOPIAN Cafe Abyssinia — 3511 Magazine St., (504) 894-6238 — The menu includes a variety of wots, traditional stews served over injera bread, and tibs, dishes of sauted meats or vegetables. Yebeb alicha is lamb in mild garlic-ginger curry sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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

ITALIAN Amici Restaurant & Bar — 3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1250; — Amici serves coal-fired pizza and Italian dishes. The broccoli rabe salsica Italiana pie is topped with marinara, mozzarella, sauteed bitter Italian greens and Italian sausage. Pasta carbonara features pancetta and green peas in white sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Giovanni — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni. com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mush-


appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ One Restaurant & Lounge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www. — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes inlcuding char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



Parran’s Po-boys & Restaurant (3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504885-3416) fills sandwiches with fried shrimp and roast beef.




room sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Maximo’s Italian Grill — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www. — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habanero-infused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www. — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Ristorante Filippo — 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie (504) 835-4008 — The Creole-Italian menu includes a crabmeat salad featuring half of a tomato filled with jumbo lump crabmeat over romaine lettuce dressed with remoulade and balsamic vinaigrette. Veal Sorrentina is sauted veal layered with prosciutto and eggplant, topped with marinara and mozzarella and served with spaghetti marinara. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 8852984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE Asuka Sushi & Hibachi — 7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; www. — Asuka serves sushi and grilled items from the hibachi. The Shaggy Dog roll features tempura-fried shrimp, snow crab and avocado topped with crabstick and eel sauce and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kyoto — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Yuki Izakaya — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook. com/yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY 7 On Fulton — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; — New Orleans barbecue shrimp


MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN Attiki Bar & Grill — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and


features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Dick & Jenny’s — 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys. com — The menu combines contemporary Creole dishes and Italian items from Christiano’s pop-up. Pork loin roulade is stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts and served with spinach, stone-ground grits and balsamic-infused pork jus. Pappardelle is served with pulled duck confit, charred pepper and mustard greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ Manning’s — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Ralph’s On The Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Sainte Marie — 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; — Barbecue jerk shrimp are served with coconut rice and mango chow chow. Sam’s Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 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. $$


OUT to EAT hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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LUNCH:sun-fri 11am-2:30pm DINNER: mon-thurs 5pm-10pm fri 5pm-10:30pm SATURDAY 3:30pm-10:30pm SUNDAY 12 noon-10:30pm 1403 st. charles ave. new orleans 504.410.9997 security guard on duty

Bombay Club — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — This elegant French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Little Gem Saloon — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www. — Little Gem offers creative contemporary and Creole dishes and live jazz. Louisiana black drum is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with spinach, black-eyed peas and sherry cream. Rabbit and cauliflower gratin is served with apple-cabbage preserves. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on poboy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Siberia — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant. com — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www. — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA Marks Twain’s Pizza Landing — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza. com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Mellow Mushroom — 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www. — The Holy Shiitake pie tops an olive oil and garlic brushed crust with shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, mozzarella, montamore and Parmesan cheeses and black truffle oil. The Enlightened Spinach salad is topped with dried cherries, apples, candied pecans and feta cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Wit’s Inn — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS Bear’s Poboys at Gennaros — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slowcooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Dress It — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Killer Poboys — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys. com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ Magazine Po-Boy Shop — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Wilma’s Cheesesteaks — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www. — Wilma’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD Acme Oyster House — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 2466155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes chargrilled oysters, cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy com-


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dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Red Fish Grill — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Sergio’s Seafood — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www.facebook. com/sergiosseafoodnola — The Fritanga plate includes a grilled petit filet mignon, pork loin, gallo pinto, fried plantains, fried cream cheese and cabbage salad. Center-cut beef tenderloin is topped with chimichurri and served with a baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAKHOUSE Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www. — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH Mimi’s in the Marigny — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Hot and

cold tapas dishes range from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Vega Tapas Cafe — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE Doson Noodle House —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ Pho Tau Bay Restaurant — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Rolls-N-Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; — This casual Vietnamese eatery serves spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots; shrimp are optional. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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bines fried shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Chad’s Bistro — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Galley Seafood Restaurant — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Grand Isle — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www. — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and caramelized onions. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 8380022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian



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Escaping the turkeys

A few get-out-of-the-house ideas for Thanksgiving weekend. By Will Coviello


ryptophan is a common amino acid, found in turkey and other foods. It’s most often blamed for its sedative qualities at Thanksgiving time. But Americans eat plenty of turkey year-round without fretting about sudden bouts of narcolepsy. So perhaps tryptophan is just a handy excuse for something else: breaks from holiday — or family holiday — gatherings. There’s nothing wrong with napping, but there are other options to keep the occasion lively, with or without family and friends.

Pony up at the track

A ‘classic’ competition

The annual Bayou Classic has always been known as a big weekend for alums of Southern University and Grambling State University, and organizers say the 2012 event drew 250,000 visitors to the city. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the football showdown, and Friday night features an equally fierce competition in the Superdome between the schools’ marching bands: Southern’s Human Jukebox and Grambling’s Marching Tigers. The event also features a Greek show. In 2011, a Thanksgiving Day parade was added to the weekend’s festivities. The parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Superdome and ends at the French Market.

The procession features the schools’ marching bands, floats, alumni groups, members of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club and others. There’s also a golf tournament and other events to socialize with school alums and cheer the teams. Visit for a full schedule.

Jingle your Bingle in City Park

Black Friday shopping is one harrowing way to get out of the house during the Thanksgiving weekend, but there’s a more pleasant way to get a jump on the holidays. City Park kicks off Celebration in the Oaks the day after Thanksgiving (and it runs through Jan. 4, 2014). Visitors can walk or ride the mini-train ($4) though the 20 acres decorated with holiday displays and hundreds of thousands of lights. Besides the park’s ancient live oaks, the decorations also encompass the New Orleans Botanical Garden, Carousel Gardens and Storyland, and Celebration in the Oaks is the current home for Mr. Bingle, the iconic snowman who used to look over Canal Street during the holiday season. Celebration in the Oaks features scenes of Christmas, including a Santa Gator, and whimsical and

mythical light installations. There’s a live oak hung with fleur-de-lisHorses thunder out of the shaped decorations, flamingo isgate at the 2012 Thanksgiving Handicap. land with pink flamingos and palm trees, a Treasure Island area of the P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F T H E FA I R G R O U N D S R AC E C O U R S E A N D S L O T S lagoon complete with pirate ship and mermaid, a unicorn and more. Admission is $8 and children 3 and under get in free. Visit www.celebrationintheoaks. com to buy tickets or for further information.

Thanksgiving Eve music

With students and expats home for the holiday, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically a big night out. Among the entertainment options is the Thanksgiving-friendly all-star band Tryptophunk at Tipitina’s. The lineup includes bassist George Porter Jr., guitarist Brian Stoltz, organist John Gros, trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein and drummer Terrance Houston. And who better to open the show than local funk rockers Gravy? If that lineup keeps revelers out late, some folks may have an excuse to feel sleepy on Thanksgiving Day.


For generations, many New Orleanians have celebrated Thanksgiving at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, one of the busiest (and for the crowd, best dressed) days at the track (along with the spring running of the Louisiana Derby, a prelude to the Kentucky Derby for the winning horse). Traditionally Thanksgiving was opening day for racing season, but in recent years, the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots has added events earlier in fall. At press time, the Fair Grounds was set to open thoroughbred racing season on Friday with a festive beginning to its Starlight Racing series. The evening was scheduled to include two ostrich races and a camel race. There are 10 races scheduled for Thanksgiving and the first post time is at 11 a.m. The highlight of the day is the $100,000 Thanksgiving Handicap, a race for top sprinters. The Clubhouse offers Thanksgiving dinner beginning at $70 per person and reservations are required. There also is a Thanksgiving buffet offered in the grandstand for $32. Admission to the Grandstand is free; admission to the Clubhouse is $10. Visit www. for details.





Old Point Bar — The Mumbles, 8 One Eyed Jacks — Dax Riggs, 9 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Groovy 7, 8:30 Roosevelt Hotel — Robin Barnes, 5:30 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10


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Southport Hall — Topcats, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Tipitina’s — Tryptoophunk, 10 Yuki Izakaya — Kanako Fuwa’s Moshi Moshi feat. Detroit Brooks, 8

All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Yuki Izakaya — Alex McMurray, 8



Banks Street Bar — Kenny Triche Band, 8

Banks Street Bar — Lynn Drury, 9

Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10

Bayou Beer Garden — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8

Blue Nile — Rex Gregory Saxophone Quartet feat. Ray Moore, Derek Douget & Oliver Bonie, 10

Blue Nile — The New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 8; The Stooges Brass Band, 10

Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7

Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 7 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 & 10; Nigel Hall, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Hard Rock Cafe — Buku Broux, Josh Garrett Band, 9

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9 Cafe Negril — Gettin’ It, 7; Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Chance Bushman & the Smokin’ Time Five, 8:30

Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Saenger Theatre — Joe Bonamassa, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 10 Tropical Isle Original — Way Too Early, 1

Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30

d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7

Hard Rock Cafe — Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, 9

Fountain Lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel — Robin Barnes, 5:30

Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Papa Mali, Johnny Vidacovich & Cass Faulconer, 8

Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8

House of Blues (The Parish) — Daley, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 11

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — George French Quartet, 8:30

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke, 9:30

The Maison — New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, 9

Bullet’s Sports Bar — Neisha Ruffins, 7:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 8

Hi-Ho Lounge — Blind Texas Marlin, 9

Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 8

Hard Rock Cafe — Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, The Josh Garett Band, 9 Hi-Ho Lounge — Rising Appalachia, 9 House of Blues — Jet Lounge, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — NOJO Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9 The Maison — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 6; Smoke N Bones, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds) & Friends, 10 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30

Howlin’ Wolf — Thanksgiving Throwdown with Rebirth Brass Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — James Rivers Movement, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich & Friends, 11 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafouse & French Rockin’ Boogie, 7 Roosevelt Hotel — Ingrid Lucia, 5:30 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Kirk Duplantis Trio, 9 Southport Hall — Metal Rose, 9 Spice Bar & Grill — Stooges Brass Band, 9 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 5


d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7


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Vaughan’s — Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, 9

Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30

Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Black Pearl, 11

Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8


Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Quartet, 5; Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Banks Street Bar — Jamie Lynn Vessels, 8; Single Atom Theory, 11 Bayou Beer Garden — Jenn Howard, 9 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & BBQ Swingers, 7 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6; Shotgun Jazz Band, 9:30 Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Eudora Evans, 9

Carrollton Station — Debauch: Russian Mafia Band, 10 Columns Hotel — Ted Long, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 The Cypress — Late Nite Reading, Jocelyn, Seven Minutes In Heaven, The Big Time, While I Wait, 5:30 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — The Iguanas, 10

DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — George French Band, 10 Fountain Lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel — Robin Cenac, 5:30; Luther Kent, 9 Gasa Gasa — Bill Summers, 9 Green Room — Stone Rabbits, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot Dots, Tyron Banks, 9 Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 5 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport, 5; Little Freddie King, 9; The Meters Experience feat. Leo Nocentelli, 11 PAGE 82

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Three-and-a-half minutes into Agrimonia’s 10 p.m. Friday third LP, Rites of Separation (Southern Siberia Lord), vocalist Christina (no known sur2227 St. Claude Ave. name, and let’s please not call her a singer) does this thing with her throat that you (504) 265-8855 won’t be able to get out of your head. The tempo on “Talion” just changed for the third time — hurtled is more like it, scared into a sprint by this taloned fire-breather — and, in fine black-metal fashion, everything but the encircling lead guitars and pit-of-hell drums has suddenly dropped out. Then, and only then, comes the noise: It’s like Lucifer trying to hock a loogie, unsuccessfully. Rites of Separation contains five songs that dissect 60 minutes between them, and the only intelligible words Christina says on it are the three in the title (they lead off track four, “The Battle Fought”). This matters not. Her toneless, sexless voice is, at times, the snake moved to action by these long-winded but never overstayed welcomes; on others, it’s the sadistic charmer, scattering a path of black petals for her slaying players (members of melody-driven crust/metal heavies At the Gates, Skitsystem and Martyrdod, each of which hails from Agrimonia’s native Gothenburg, Sweden) to crush and crunch underfoot. On quarter-hour closer “Awaiting,” she torments the middle 10 minutes but swaddles the rest in a foreboding industrial intro and gorgeous acoustic coda, ice cream and cartoons after the horror story. T.O.A.D., Sumerian and Diab open. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS



The Maison — Buku Broux, 4; The Messy Cookers Jazz Band, 7; Dysfunktional Bone, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Bonerama, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9:30 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bucktown All-Stars, 9:30 Siberia — Agrimonia, T.O.A.D., Sumerian, DIAB, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & the Lonely Nights Band, 8 Three Muses — Debbie Davis, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5 Yuki Izakaya — Montegut, 11

SATURDAY 30 21st Amendment — Chance Bushman, Adam Arredondo, Russell Ramirez, Joseph Faison, 8


8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9


Banks Street Bar — Midtown Violets, Smashing Blonde, 8 Bayou Beer Garden — Jay Dufour, 9 Blue Nile — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Soul Rebels, 10

Sasha Masakowski, 9 Green Room — Beware of Bear, The Cons and Prose, 9 House of Blues — Webbie, 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Cody Blaine, 1 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 5 The Maison — The Ramblin’ Letters, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Band, 7; PYMP, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — 007, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Big Chief Smiley Ricks & One Nation’s “Comeback Party”, 9:30 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe — Molly Ringwalds, 10

d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Fountain Lounge at the Roosevelt Hotel — Luther Kent, 9;

BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10

Spotted Cat — Carolyn Broussard & the Scotch Hounds, 3; Erclid Muller’s Twisted Dixie, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

Dmac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8

Tipitina’s — Eric Lindell, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Treme Brass Band, 8

Yuki Izakaya — Norbert Slama, 8; Montegut, 11

SUNDAY 1 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 11 a.m. Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m.

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

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9

Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 8

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Dr. Lonnie Smith, 8 & 10

Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6


Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6

Carrollton Station — Vox & the Hound, 10

Yuki Izakaya — Morella & the Wheels of If, 8

Siberia — Bohdi3, 6; Bounce Night feat. Katey Red, Vockah Redu, Culotta Rock, BJ Socole, Walt Wiggady, Danger Boyz, DJ Lil Man, 10

Bourbon Orleans Hotel — Geo Bass, 8 & 9

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Luther Kent Trio, 9

Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, 8

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Capri Blue Bar at Andrea’s Restaurant — Phil Melancon, 8

St. Louis Cathedral — New Orleans Nightingales, 6

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Tab Benoit, The Mulligan Brothers, 8:30

Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 6; Don Vappie, 9:30

Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7

Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10

House of Blues — Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.: Third Eye Blind, Hydra Melody, 7:30; Dusty Money, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tyler’s Revisited feat. Germain Bazzle, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10 Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.: Catherine Anderson, 2 Siberia — Gloryholes, Special Victims Unit, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Betty White Tit Fuck, 9

Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 The Roosevelt Hotel Bar — Jazz Factory Night with the James Partridge Septet, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville & Friends, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6 St. Louis Cathedral — Opera Creole, 6 Yuki Izakaya — Miki Fujii & Friends, 8

CLASSICAL/CONCERTS An Evening at the Opera with Veronica Sharkey and Gerardo Ortega. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; — Jesse Reeks accompanies Veronica Sharkey and Gerardo Ortega as they perform pieces from Bizet, Gounoud, Verdi, Saint-Saens and more. Suggested donation $10. 7 p.m. Monday.



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NOW SHOWING 12 Years a Slave (R) — The locally filmed movie adaptation of Solomon Northup’s slave narrative tells the story of a free New Yorker being kidnapped and sold into slavery. Canal Place, Chalmette, Grand

battle using archival footage and special effects. World War II Museum Blue is the Warmest Color (NC17) — Adele meets a blue-haired girl named Emma who helps her come out of her shell. Canal Place

About Time (R) — Richard Curtis’ latest romance is about a man who discovers he can travel back in time and get unlimited do-overs of his life’s events. Canal Place, Grand

Captain Phillips (PG-13) — Tom Hanks plays Capt. Richard Phillips in the retelling of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. Chalmette. Clearview

All Is Lost (PG-13) — A sailor (Robert Redford) struggles to survive after crashing into a shipping container while at sea. Canal Place

The Christmas Candle (PG) — An English legend of an angel who visits the village candlemaker every 25 years is told. Westbank

Bad Milo (R) — A man discovers an intestine-dwelling demon is to blame for his stomach ailments. Chalmette

Beyond All Boundaries (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into

The Counselor (R) — When a lawyer gets involved in drug trafficking, he quickly becomes the one who needs counsel in this thriller from director Ridley Scott and writer Cormac McCarthy. Elmwood Delivery Man (PG-13) — A once-frequent sperm donor

Free Birds (PG) — Two turkeys must put aside their differences to travel back in time and remove themselves from Thanksgiving menus. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank Gravity (PG-13) — Marooned in space following a disaster, a veteran astronaut (George Clooney) and a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) combine forces for survival. Clearview, Elmwood, Grand Great White Shark 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) — The second movie in the Hunger Games series is directed by Francis Lawrence and has characters Katniss and Peeta becoming targets of the Capitol following their hubbub-sparking victory. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Prytania, Regal, Westbank Hurricane On The Bayou (NR) — The film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that Louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) — An octogenarian and his 8-year-old grandson go across

Last Vegas (PG-13) — A trio of men in their 60s throw a Vegas-style bachelor party for their notoriously single friend (Michael Douglas) who finally proposes to his girlfriend who is half his age. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank Penguins 3D (NR) — A king penguin returns to his native land in the sub-Antarctic to find a mate. Entergy IMAX Santa v. Snowman 3D (G) — A lonely snowman discovers Santa’s Workshop but gets caught. Entergy IMAX Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) — In the sequel to 2011’s Thor, the title character (Chris Hemsworth) embarks upon his most challenging journey yet. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Regal, Westbank

OPENING WEDNESDAY Black Nativity (PG) — A street-savvy teen who lives with his single mother (Jennifer Hudson) stays with far removed family (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) for Christmas in director Kasi Lemmons’ film adaptation of Langston Hughes’ play. Elmwood, Westbank Frozen (PG) — The Disney animated movie tells the tale of what happens after a kingdom is trapped in a never-ending winter thanks to a prophecy. Clearview, Elmwood, Regal, Westbank

Homefront (R) — Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder star in this action-thriller about a former DEA agent and the local meth kingpin who hates him. Elmwood

SPECIAL SCREENINGS An American Tail (G) — In this 1986 animated kids’ movie, a Russian mouse tries to survive in the states after being separated from his family during a move. 9:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Prytania

Katniss Everdeen returns in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment of the series.

Cabaret (PG) — Liza Minnelli stars in Bob Fosse’s 1972 musical about a cabaret performer in Berlin. 10 a.m. Monday, Prytania

Approved for Adoption (NR) — Korean director Jung Henin’s childhood memoir is animated. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Monday, Zeitgeist

Fight Club (R) — The screening of David Fincher’s 1999 drama starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton is BYOB. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania

Big Sur (NR) — Josh Lucas stars in a film based on a Jack Kerouac novel. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Zeitgeist

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The Best Man Holiday (R) — Malcolm D. Lee’s holiday-themed sequel to the 1999 classic black romantic comedy The Best Man is about college friends reuniting after 15 years, rekindling romance and reigniting rivalries. Canal Place, Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) — The 2009 animated feature’s sequel has wacky inventor Flint Lockwood returning home to stop his creation from making food-animal hybrids. Clearview

Ender’s Game (PG-13) — The sci-fi movie based on the Orson Scott Card book of the same name follows a child prodigy sent to military school to prepare for Martian invasion decades after an alien war. Canal Place, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand

the states secretly filming the public’s reactions to their antics, which include tipping caskets at funerals and doing pole dancing routines at girls’ beauty pageants. Chalmette, Clearview, Elmwood, Grand, Westbank



Dallas Buyers Club honer. 9:15 p.m. Tuesday-Monday, Zeitgeist Miracle on 34th Street (G) — In the 1947 Christmas classic, a young lawyer defends an elderly man claiming to be Santa Claus. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Night Train to Lisbon (NR) — Gathr hosts a screening of a thriller about a Swiss professor on a personal journey. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist


Pulp Fiction (R) — Quentin Tarantino’s dramatic thriller about crime starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jockson is presented on 35 mm film. 10 p.m. Sunday, Prytania


The Theatres at Canal Place, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 3631117;; Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 304-9992; www. chalmettemovies,com; AMC Clearview Palace 12, Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257; www.amctheatres. com; AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-2029;; Entergy IMAX Theatre, 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629; www.; The Grand 16 Slidell, 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889;; Regal Covington Stadium 14, 69348 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 871-7787;; AMC Westbank Palace 16, 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298;; Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858;

From Robert De Niro in Raging Bull to Charlize Theron in Monster, real-life physical transformations have long been a badge of honor among top-tier movie actors willing to risk their health for cinematic authenticity. Usually it’s a matter of gaining or losing a lot of weight in a short period of time to fully inhabit a particular role. This practice reaches new heights of daring and devotion to craft with Matthew McConaughey’s turn as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey shed 50 pounds from his perfect physique to play Woodroof, who was diagnosed with AIDS in the mid-1980s and became a folk hero for defying the FDA and the medical establishment by acquiring illicit but life-sustaining medications outside the U.S. for himself and others. At a low of 135 pounds, McConaughey’s Woodroof is a shocking yet oddly familiar sight for anyone old enough to remember the early days of the disease. Just as convincing as McConaughey’s physical presence is the internal transformation he achieves as Woodroof. Dallas Buyers Club takes place at a time when AIDS was not understood by doctors and scientists, and fear and ignorance shaped a widespread public perception of the disease as a “gay plague.” The real-life Woodruff was a straight, macho Texan — an electrician and rodeo rider who is openly bigoted and homophobic as the story begins. Given 30 days to live, he educates himself about AIDS at the library and soon understands that science — and the pharmaceutical companies — were moving too slowly to address the crisis. Woodroof’s story becomes one of enlightenment as he learns to care for others unlike himself who also are battling the disease. McConaughey manages the finest work of a recently rejuvenated career to make that journey believable. It’s not hard to imagine Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee struggling to keep up with McConaughey’s tough-as-nails performance when crafting other aspects of the film. Vallee handled the 25-day shoot by using techniques that have trickled up from indie films to Hollywood in recent years, often resulting in realistic and affecting movies. Using mostly natural light and keeping wardrobe and makeup needs to a minimum, Vallee relied on script and performances to carry the film while leaving room for actors to move freely in filming


locations. The resulting look and Dallas Buyers Club (R) feel fall somewhere in between Directed by the normally distinct worlds of Jean-Marc Vallee narrative and documentary film. Starring Matthew The director’s ace in the hole is Jared Leto (Requiem For a Dream) McConaughey, Jared Leto as the transgendered Rayon, and Jennifer Garner Woodroof’s business partner in Wide release the medicine-supplying buyers club. Vallee claims never to have met the real Leto because the actor stayed completely in character at all times on set. As Rayon, Leto provides the heart and soul the movie needs and otherwise would have lacked. Dallas Buyers Club is no gay-rights message movie, but its arrival in an era of relative acceptance symbolized by widespread legalization of same-sex marriage alters the experience of the film significantly. In development for more than 20 years, Dallas Buyers Club certainly strikes fewer raw nerves today than it would have in the 1990s. The story may come from a now distant past, but its unspoken plea for tolerance and understanding seems unlikely to go out of date any time soon. – KEN KORMAN





www.woodartandmarketing. com — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. d.o.c.s. 709 Camp St., (504) 5243936; — “Burn Again,” metal and mixed media sculptures by Adam Farrington, through Dec. 5.


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Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing.

Beth Israel Synagogue and Community Center. 4004 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-5080; www.bethisraelnola. com — Jewish Art and Artists, Jewish art and Jewish artists are spotlighted. Painters Anna Gil and Aidi Kansas, photographer Tom Oelsner and sculptor Joan Zaslow attend. Works by artists Justin Smith and Hannah Chalew are displayed. Visit for details. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; www. — Mixed media group exhibition, through Saturday.



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A Gallery For Fine Photography. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; www.agallery. com — “Beyond Thought: Homage to Clarice Lispector,” photogravures by Josephine Sacabo, through December. Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing. Academy Gallery. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; — “The 2013 Annual Miniature Exhibition,” mixed media group exhibition, through Dec. 6.

Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Heads of State,” paintings by Von Hoffacker; “no hiding,” mixed media on board by Aimee Farnet Siegel; both through Dec. 8. Beneito’s Art. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; www. — Oil paintings by Beneito Ber-

nard, ongoing.

Boyd | Satellite. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www. — Mixed media exhibitions by Robert Hodge and Greg Miller, through Saturday. Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary. com — “We Thought We Were Drowning But It Was Only Love,” paintings by Margaret Evangeline, through December.

AFA New Orleans. 809 Royal St., (504) 558-9296; www. — “The Art of Joe Sorren,” paintings by the artist, through Saturday.

Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — “Goodman and Oles,” woodwork by David Goodman and ceramics by John Oles, through Saturday.

AKG Presents the Art of Dr. Seuss. 716 Bienville St., (504) 524-8211; — Works by Dr. Seuss, ongoing.

Catalyst Gallery of Art. 5207 Magazine St., (504) 220-7756; — Group exhibition of New Orleans-inspired art, ongoing.

Alex Beard Studio. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing.

Chester Allen’s Oasis of Energy. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; www.chesterallen-oasisofenergy.tumblr. com — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing.

Angela King Gallery. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; www. — “Art of Revelation,” paintings by Douillet, Povey, Stevens and Kenny, through Dec. 1. Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Deep

Cole Pratt Gallery. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Modern Life,” paintings by Mac Ball, through Saturday. Courtyard Gallery. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134;

Du Mois Gallery. 4609 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; www. — “art*,” painting on canvas and board and photography by Brian McCormick and Amy McKinnon, through Dec, 21. The Foundation Gallery. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola. com — “Forms of Abstraction,” photographs by Daniel J. Victor to benefit Stomp the Violence, through Saturday. “Stacks,” art by Julian Wellisz, through Dec. 4. Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. The Garden District Gallery. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; — “The Calligraphy of Trees,” mixed media group exhibition, through Dec. 8. Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www.goodchildrengallery. com — “The Solar Anus,” mixed media group exhibition curated by Nina Schwanse through Dec. 8. Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing. Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; art-gallery — “Fettle and Tender,” alumni invitational show, through Dec. 5. J & S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing. Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “One More for the Road,” paintings about 1920s New Orleans bar life by Ann Cox Strub, through Saturday. Lemieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www. — “Nondescript Landscapes,” sculpture by Elizabeth Chen, through Saturday. “Spiritus Sanctus,” watercolor and colored pencil on paper about spirituality by Mary Lee Eggart, through Dec. 28. Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “The River Between Us,”

ART LISTINGS mixed media group exhibition about the river, through Dec. 1. M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; www. — Acrylic on canvas by Myesha, ongoing. Martin Lawrence Gallery New Orleans. 433 Royal St., (504) 299-9055; — Mark Kostabi exhibition, through Dec. 15. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; www. — “Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. Morrison. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing. New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks. com — Glass by Kyle Herr and Andy Katz, 3-D mosaics by Christine Ledoux, woodcut prints by Francisco Magallan, through Saturday. New Orleans Photo Alliance. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; neworleansphotoalliance. org — “From the Sea,” Deb Schwedhelm’s PhotoNOLA Review Prize-winning underwater photography exhibition, through Jan. 19.

Newcomb Art Gallery. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery. — “Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise,” largest presentation of Newcomb arts and crafts in nearly 30 years, through March 9. Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; — “Light on Water,” watercolor on paper and mixed media on canvas by Eliza Thomas; “Ritual Devotion,” oil on canvas by Anastasia Pelias; both through Saturday. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., Second floor, (504) 523-7945; www. — Contemporary crafts by Sean Dixson, Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning and Nellrea Simpson and others, ongoing. Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581; — Photography of Jacko Vassilev, through Dec. 7. Second Story Gallery. New

Sheila Phipps Studio & Gallery. 8237 Oak St., (504) 596-6031 — Oil and acrylic portraits and abstracts, ongoing. Sibley Gallery. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 899-8182; — Paintings by Evie Clinton and Alexandra Gjurasic, through Saturday. St. Tammany Art Association. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. — “Put Your Best Square Foot Forward,” mixed media group exhibition, through Dec. 7. Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www. — “Attachments,” small-scale oil paintings and gouache/graphite drawings by Kathy Rodriguez, through Dec. 8. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; www. — “Trailblazers: 20th Century Works on Paper,” radical art by black artists, through Saturday. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; edu — “Objects in Mirrors,” group photography exhibition, through Dec. 15. Vieux Carre Gallery. 507 St. Ann St., (504) 522-2900; — “French Quarter Scenes,” paintings by Sarah Stiehl, through Jan. 1. Whisnant Galleries. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; www. — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textile and porcelain, ongoing.

SPARE SPACES Bonjour Lingerie. 4214 Magazine St., (504) 309-8014; www. — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. Bridge Lounge. 1201 Magazine St., (504) 299-1888; — “Secret Leaks,” photography exhibit about oil and the environment by Jonathan Henderson of the Gulf Restoration Network, through Saturday. The Country Club. 634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; — “All Amzie All the Time,” group exhibition of art celebrating Amzie Adams, ongoing. Hey! Cafe. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; — Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes

magazine, ongoing. La Divina Gelateria. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www. — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing. Mandeville City Hall. 3101 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-3144; www. — “Kindred Reality,” photography by Yvette Brion, through Saturday. Old Florida Project. between Florida Avenue, Mazant Street, Gallier Street and North Dorgenois Street — #ProjectBe features tributes, remembrances and social statements spray painted in the long blighted Florida project by local artist and Gambit 40 Under 40 honoree Brandan “B-Mike” Odums, ongoing. Top Drawer Antiques. 4310 Magazine St., (504) 897-1004; — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

MUSEUMS Ashe Cultural Arts Center. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — “The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present,” National Museum of Mexican Art pieces about the contributions of Africans to Mexican culture, through Feb. 28. Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — “Water,” largescale aerial photographs by Edward Burtynsky, through Jan. 19. “Cinema Reset,” video group exhibition, through Feb. 2. “SubMERGE,” art by Lee Deigaard, through Feb. 20. Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 5234662; — “Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War,” collection of items conveying New Orleanians’ feelings during the Civil War, through March 9. “Civil War Battlefields and National Parks,” photography by A. J. Meek, through April 5. Longue Vue House and Gardens. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th and 20thcentury medical eqipment, ongoing.


New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch. 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. — “Inquisitive Minds, Artistic Answers,” Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana member exhibit, through Jan. 11.

Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesecondstorygallery. com — “Shuffle,” group photography exhibition, through Dec. 7.

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568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “They Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival Tradition,” an exhibit about the Baby Dolls, and other black women’s Carnival groups, through January. “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurri-

canes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. Madame John’s Legacy. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state. — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing.

New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. — “The Making of an Argument,” photography by Gordon Parks, through Jan. 5. “Photography at NOMA,” group photography exhibition, through Jan. 19. “Cities of Ys,” art by Camille





Cut: Mixed-media graphics by Nikki Rosato Jonathan Ferrara Gallery 400A Julia St.; (504) 522-5471

The Solar Anus: Mixed media group exhibition curated by Nina Schwanse Good Children Gallery 4037 St. Claude Ave. (504) 616-7427

Henrot, through Feb. 23. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “Into the Light,” photographs by various artists, through Jan. 5. Works by Walter Inglis Anderson from the museum’s permanent collection; an exhibition of

southern regionalists from the museum’s permanent collection; paintings by Will Henry Stevens; all ongoing. The Saratoga. 212 Loyola Ave.; www.moviehousenola. com — “Moviehouse NOLA,” multimedia exhibition about historic New Orleans movie theaters, through Feb. 9.


How are people like places? Most obviously, both have arteries. Urban electrical networks mimic our nervous systems and traffic travels down roads like blood flowing through veins. Such parallels are poetically explored in Nikki Rosato’s graphical works via her precisely sliced and diced road maps reconstituted into fanciful interpretations of human connectedness. In Connections No. 3, male and female figures comprised of streets face each other while traceries of interstate highways project from head and heart like stray thoughts and emotions. Rosato’s Self Portrait (pictured) is an intricate network of dissected paper-map roadways cobbled into a 3-D bust like a ghostly shroud, a lacy nervous system shorn of flesh and preserved for posterity like a maze of cellular memories. Curator Nina Schwanse named her unusual group show, The Solar Anus, after an essay by surrealist bad boy Georges Bataille. A seminarian-turnedlibrarian, Bataille was a philosopher/poet who was as visceral as other surrealists were cerebral. Shunned in his own time, his lurid explorations of the intersections of mysticism and sadomasochism eventually proved prophetic and set the stage for cultural phenomena ranging from film noir and punk rock to Lou Reed and Thelma and Louise. Here his day job as a librarian is commemorated in Kyle Eyre Clyd’s installation emphasizing the fetishistic nature of the white cotton gloves used to handle rare books. A nearby video projection by Matt Savitsky features a naked man wearing a bouquet of flowers as a mask getting pelted with apples, and Jesse Greenberg’s sculptures are creepy for no apparent reason. From the ceiling, Mary Morgan’s shiny black coils of (pre-digital porn) videotape dangle like decorative rococo excreta, while in the back gallery, David Hassell’s sleek, working UV tanning table sports a custom finish like curdled skin. As with Bataille, our senses recoil even as morbid fascination lingers. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT




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Bri-cusse of You!. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Philip Melancon, Hector Ventura and Heidi Melancon perform selections from Leslie Bricusse’s songbook. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Deathtrap. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. — Frederick Mead directs Ira Levin’s comedic thriller about a down-on-his-luck writer (James Howard Wright), his wife (Margeaux Fanning), a playwright (Adam Stephenson), an attorney (Doug Barden) and a Dutch psychic (Rebecca Meyers). Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.. The Covington Center, Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington, 985276-0465; www.fpa-theater. com — Children perform the Disney musical about a mermaid named Ariel who desperately wants to live on land with Prince Eric. Adults $15, kids $12. 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Nocturnes (I-III). Cosmodrome, 3625 St. Claude Ave. — Skin Horse Theater’s original work is set in a space station, the mission control room and in space during man’s first space flight. Visit for details. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY Bits & Jiggles. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855 — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. Free admission. 9 p.m. Monday. Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly

burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. Cirque d’Licious: Swanksgiving. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; — Ginger Licious presents a night of comedy, vaudeville, burlesque and circus arts, hosted by Clay Mazing and Jasper Patterson of the Yippee Ki Yay Cabaret, starring Charlotte Truese, Scarlett Rose, Monsier Lind, The Acromantics, Aaron Bonk and Chatty the Mime. General admission $10, VIP $15. 9 p.m. Thursday.

AUDITION S Crescent City Sound Chorus. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, third floor, (504) 6166066; — The Crescent City Sound Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, holds auditions for its holiday chorale. For details, visit 7 p.m. Monday.

DANCE Nutcracker. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; — New Orleans Ballet Theatre performs Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic with dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet, North Carolina Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Austin Ballet, Grupo Corpo of Brazil and Milwaukee Ballet. Dance students from the greater New Orleans area and from Schramel Conservatory of Dance also participate. Tickets $30. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

COMEDY Accessible Comedy. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www. — J. Alfred

Potter and Jonah Bascle do stand-up shows on a rotating basis. 11:55 p.m. Friday. Allstar Comedy Revue. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the standup comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — The New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Catastrophe. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday. Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday. Comedy Sportz. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday. Friday Night Laughs. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts an open-mic. 10 p.m. Friday. Give ’Em The Light Open-Mic Comedy Show. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues. com — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday. Johnny Rock. C. Beever’s Bar of Music, 2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401; www. — Comedian Johnny Rock hosts an open-mic comedy night. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Laugh & Sip. The Wine Bistro, 1011 Gravier St.; www.facebook. com/TheWineBistroNO — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. Leon Blanda & Friends. Castle Theatre, 501 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 287-4707; www. — Comedians Leon Blanda, Duncan Pace and Josh Stover perform. 8 p.m. Saturday. Lights Up. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy. com — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. The Megaphone Show. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www. — Each show


Pride and Prejudice

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At a society ball in England in the early 1800s, a quick-witted woman meets a strapping man who finds her tolerable but not alluring. They do not dance or exchange pleasantries. Vanity gets in the way. But the stage is set for one of the most popular literary love stories. There are romantic comedies and there also are socioeconomic and cultural critiques masquerading as romantic comedies, and Southern Rep’s production of Pride and Prejudice is the latter. Adapted by Jon Jory, the drama celebrates the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s seminal work. Tackling such a well-known text is a challenge in itself. Audiences likely are familiar with the story, and some harbor adoring views of it. The stage show handles the production nicely, keeping with the original text while moving the story along with expository dialogue. There also are a few interludes that provide updates on intersecting storylines. For those who haven’t spent weekends teary-eyed over the novel or its film adaptations, Pride and Prejudice focuses on the initially contentious relationship between Elizabeth Bennet (Ashley Ricord Santos) and Mr. Darcy (Michael Stone). Santos plays Elizabeth, or Lizzy, with natural poise and charm, and she has really good moments with Stone, especially toward the end, when the story gets heated. Jeffrey Gunshol and Aimee Hayes co-directed a cast of more than 20, and some actors play two roles. Through costume and acting choices, the character transitions were seamless, especially for Desiree Bacala who played Miss Bingley and Mrs. Gardiner. Even with the dual roles, the actors embodied multiple characters. Relationships, miscommunications and impressions are central to Pride and Prejudice, and the cast effectively creates he said/she said chatter surrounding the love story. The show capitalizes on the humor in the text by exaggerating archetypes. Beverly Trask’s fierce Lady Catherine de Bourgh is an over-the-top scene stealer. The girls’ mother, Mrs. Bennet (Rebecca Frank), delivers each of her overbearing and scheming lines with force and exasperation, giving the audience plenty of laughs. The ball scenes incorporated contemporary songs — including Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” and Cyndi Lauper tunes — fashioned in a classical style for harp and flute. They were the only modern element in the show and proved distracting. With such an iconic story, it’s better to stick to the period or go completely off the wall; trying to split the difference is confusing. With an emphasis on the novel’s rich wordplay and storytelling, Southern Rep’s production gave Pride and Prejudice energy and life. — TYLER GILLESPIE






Oregon Trail

features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic & Showcase. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; www.hiholounge. net — Andrew Polk hosts the open-mic series that features a booked showcase. Free admission. 8 p.m. sign-up, 9 p.m. show. Sunday.

Sit-Down Stand-Up. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 8915773; — Jonah Bascle hosts the standup comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday. Sketch Comedy. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The Sketchy Characters perform

sketch comedy. Visit www. for details. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Think You’re Funny? Comedy Showcase. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.


Regardless of audience members’ opinions about the Second Amendment, Oregon Trail was best enjoyed by patrons who signed up for a gun before the show and took a seat in the rows marked “Hunting Grounds.” It was a fun and silly opportunity to interact with the comedy, which is based on the namesake educational computer game. In NOLA Project Artistic Director A.J. Allegra’s original work, the Bootsmeyer family prepares to strike out for Oregon to start a new life in the West. Their quest to reach this promised land is the obvious dramatic arc to the work, and it offers an endlessly entertaining contrast between the lofty ideals and images of conquering the West and the more mundane reality and dangerous distractions of trudging across the continent hampered by illness and wagon breakdowns and being preyed upon by swindlers. Matt (Keith Claverie) runs a general store in Missouri and serves as the narrator. He’s a quirky speaker who is given alternately to crass euphemism and surprising candor. He’s also not the most scrupulous oxen salesman, but he provides supplies to Ezekiel (Jared Gore), his wife Martha (Natalie Boyd), son Judah (Alex Ates), cousin doctor Jebadiah (Sam Dudley) and the oddball Crazy Fingers (James Bartelle). The game presents players with an endless series of hard choices and resourcesapping encounters. The fording of rivers provides two very entertaining interludes in the play, cleverly handled with shoestring-budget props. The journey may be educational, but the actors/players are wildly politically incorrect in their choices and the show is darkly funny. The plot is full of jokes involving stock characters from Westerns, references to school classrooms and exploration of sexual frontiers. The performances are all solid, especially Claverie’s storemaster, Gore’s flustered but determined Ezekiel and Bartelle’s eccentric Crazy Fingers. Absurd flourishes keep the comedy lively, but after God shows up as a character, several gags reach too far and fall short. This is a gleefully inglorious account of how the West was won, but it’s a very entertaining version of the story. — WILL COVIELLO



Figure Drawing Class. Forstall Art Supplies, 3135 Calhoun St., (504) 866-4278; — Call to register for the figure drawing class. Admission $10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

cocoa and apple cider, a visit from Santa Claus and a sugar plum fairy, and a puppeteer entertains. People bringing unwrapped new toys get photos with Santa. Free admission. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free Environmental Job Training. Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 283-8822; — The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University and the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences offer free job training in hazardous waste cleanup, green construction, mold remediation and lead and asbestos abatement. Incentives include stipends, bus tokens (if needed) and lunch. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive job placement assistance. Call (504) 816-4005 to sign up.

Crescent City Farmers Market. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It’s All About the Music BIke Ride. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy free live music. More information is available


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Canal Street Lighting Ceremony. Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, 739 Canal St., (504) 962-0500; www. — The public is invited to see more than 1 million twinkling lights on Canal Street get turned on for the holiday season. Franklin Avenue Baptist Church’s choir performs, there’s complimentary


at nolasocialride. 6 p.m. Miracle on Fulton Street. Fulton Street at Poydras Street near Harrah’s Hotel — Celebrate the holiday season with a faux snowfall from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., pictures with Santa Claus from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., shopping, live entertainment, light shows, a huge decorated tree, dining and holiday treats. Visit www. for details. Through Jan. 6. Reggae Night. The Other Place, 1224 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 9437502 — DJ Kush Master spins reggae, there’s food from Coco Hut and there are cultural vendors. Free admission. 8 p.m. Toddler Time. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m. WYES Wine and Coffee Pairing Dinners. Chefs at restaurants in

New Orleans, on the Northshore and in Baton Rouge create multicourse dinners using Community Coffee in at least one of their dishes. Bus service is available for an additional $10 per person, and a portion of the proceeds benefit WYES. Visit www.wyes. org for menus and reservation instructions. Dinner $85, including tax and tip. 7 p.m. — Potters and sculptors hold three-hour workshops. Materials $20. 9 a.m. & 6 p.m.


Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Barbershop Meetings. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 5699070; — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion of entrepreneurship, family, love, dreams and more. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Covington Farmers Market. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Pottery and Sculpture Sessions. Freret Clay Center, 2525 Jena St., (504) 919-8050; www.freretclay-

Project 1399 BIble Study. Thompson United Methodist, 1023 St. Roch Ave., (504) 943-9794 — The Bible study is independent and non-denominational. Visit for details. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 29 Celebration in the Oaks. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 4824888; www.neworleanscitypark. com — Hundreds of thousands of twinkling white lights and colorful light displays grace 20 acres of City Park’s Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens and 2-mile train route. Beat the line by visiting www.

EVENT LISTINGS for presale tickets. Tickets $8, train $4, other rides $3, unlimited ride band $17. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 4. Friday Nights at NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The four-part weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demo. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Innocence Project New Orleans Fundraiser. Innocence Project New Orleans, 4051 Ulloa St.; — The fundraiser features catering by Mat & Naddie’s, drinks, a silent auction including items from Treme and appearances by people who have been exonerated of crimes, and their families, Treme co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer and more. Visit the website for tickets. Tickets $65. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St. — Produce, seafood and more are available

for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ten Commandments Hike. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1031 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-3743; — Boy Scouts of America’s Southeast Louisiana Council hosts an interfaith hike for kids, adults and scouts. Participants explore Uptown New Orleans, stopping at 10 different houses of worship and learning about one of the 10 commandments at each. The event culminates with latkes and jelly donuts known as sufganiot to celebrate Hanukkah at the JCC. Each attendee gets a water bottle, patch and streetcar token. Registration $12. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SATURDAY 30 Arts Market of New Orleans. Palmer Park, S. Claiborne and Carrollton avenues — The Arts Council of New Orleans’ market features local and handmade goods, food, children’s activities and live music. Visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Crescent City Farmers Market. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 8615898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. 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. for details. 8 a.m. to noon. Gretna Farmers Market. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 3628661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grow Dat Farm Stand. Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; www. — Grow Dat Youth Farm sells its produce. 9 a.m. to noon.

Press Street’s Eighth Annual 24-Hour Draw-A-Thon. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; — The walls of the Marigny Opera House are covered with cardboard for kids and adults to draw, and there are workshops held every two hours. The event begins at 6:30 a.m. today and ends at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Visit com/drawathon for details. Free admission. St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 355-4442; www. — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. StoryQuest. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; — Authors, actors and artists read children’s books and send kids on an art quest through the museum afterward. 11:30 a.m.

Yoga. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; — The museum holds yoga classes. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 1 Santa Paws NOLA Festival and Parade. Mississippi River Heritage Park, Convention Center Boulevard between South Peters, John Churchhill Chase and Gaienne St., (504) 658-3200 — The LA/SPCA hosts a holiday pet costume contest and parade across from the Convention Center with drinks, pet-friendly activities, prizes and professional pet photography. Visit santapawsnola2013.eventbrite. com for details. Registration per pet $15. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. SoFAB cooking demo. French Market, corner of Governor Nicholls Street and French Market Place; —

Local chefs cook their signature dishes. 2 p.m. Swing Dance Lesson With Amy & Chance. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; www.dbabars. com/dbano — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY 2 Dat Truck Mondays. Dat Dog, 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-6883; — Dat Dog and My House NOLA present a gathering of food trucks, with drink specials and live music. To find out which food trucks will be present, visit www.facebook. com/myhousenola. 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Disaster Preparedness Symposium. Various locations, check website for details — The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, in conjunction with Jones Walker LLP and local health care providers, presents a series of lectures and seminars on terrorist response, hazmat containment, pandemics, hospital



EVENT LISTINGS evacuation and more. Visit for details. Through Dec. 6. Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 6584100; — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Free for NOMA and East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center members, $5 general admission. 6 p.m. Twerk & Werk Bounce Dance Class with Dwight & William. Passion Dance Center, 2619 Dreux Ave., (504) 284-3955; www.passiondancecenter. com — Bounce dancers Dwight and William, who have performed with Big Freedia and Walt Wiggady, teach a bounce dance class. Contact Tamika at (504) 376-3069 or tamika@passiondancecenter. com for details and to sign up. Class $10, $5 with college ID, first class free. 8 p.m.


Pelicans. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 587-3663; www.neworleansarena. com — The New Orleans Pelicans play the Golden State Warriors. 7 p.m. Tuesday.




YLC Wednesday at the Square Vendors. Young Leadership Council (YLC) accepts proposals for the 2014 YLC Wednesday at the Square outdoor concert series for event management, stage management, audio equipment, ice, food vendors and art vendors. Visit for instructions. Deadline Dec. 11.


cidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 5433480, anotherlifefoundation@ or visit www.

Edgar Degas Foundation. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email info@ for details.

Bayou Rebirth Wetlands Education. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details.

Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run seeks running buddies, assistant coaches, committee members and race day volunteers. Email info@gotrnola. org to register. Visit www. for details about the program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. Bilingual Evacuteers. Puentes New Orleans and Evacuteer seek bilingual volunteers to assist the Spanish-speaking population with mandatory evacuations in New Orleans during hurricane season. Email Luis Behrhorst at luis@puentesno. org for details. CASA New Orleans. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. Crescent City Farmers Market. CCFM and seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email for details.

American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024; 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.

Dress for Success New Orleans. The professional women’s shop seeks volunteers to assist clients with shopping, to manage inventory and share expertise. Call (504) 891-4337 or email to register.

Another Life Foundation Volunteers. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and sui-

Each One Save One. Greater New Orleans’ largest one-onone mentoring program seeks volunteer mentors. Visit for details.

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email for information. Green Light New Orleans. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Call (504) 324-2429 or email green@ to apply. Visit for details. HandsOn New Orleans. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit for details. Hospice Volunteers. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832-8111 for details. Iron Rail. The book collective seeks volunteers to host shows and other events, help catalog the library, host free movie nights, organize benefits and other duties. Email ironrailbookcollective@gmail. com or visit for details. Jackson Barracks Museum Volunteers. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at (504) 837-0175 or email for details.

Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. The association’s green space committee needs volunteers for the adopt-a-block program to pick up trash or trim trees. Sign up with Russ Barranco at (504) 482-9598 or rpbarranco@ Louisiana SPCA Volunteers. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Visit to sign up. Volunteers. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. Meal Delivery Volunteers. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. National World War II Museum. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum. org — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ for details. NOLA Wise. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email for details. Operation REACH Volunteers. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and Public School Volunteers. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Out-

reach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email or call (504) 654-1060 for information. Senior Companion Volunteers. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Start the Adventure in Reading. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@stairnola. org or visit for details. Teen Suicide Prevention. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details. Touro Infirmary. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-7011; — The hospital is currently in need of adult volunteers to assist in a variety of assignments, including the chemo infusion center, information desks, family surgery lounge and book cart. For information, call Volunteer Services or email

WORDS Barnes & Noble Jr. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. Carolyn Kolb. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses New Orleans Memories: One Writer’s City. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5962625; — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday & Saturday. Local Writers’ Group. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’

writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. M.A. Kirkwood. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. maplestreetbookshop. com — The author signs and discusses Claire Ange. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Open Mic. Drum Sands Publishing and Books, 7301 Downman Road, (504) 2476519; — The bookstore and publishing house hosts an open mic for writers of all genres. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Poets of Color. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; — Poets participate in a writing circle. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Snowden Wright. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author discusses and signs Play Pretty Blues. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Story Time with Miss Maureen. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The bookstore hosts a children’s book reading. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Sue Schleifer, Mark DeWitt. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www.fairgrinds. com — The authors discuss The Key to the Castle: Zen and Travel Stories of Trust and Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California. 4 p.m. Saturday. Tao Poetry. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; — The coffee house hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Well: A Women’s Poetry Circle. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Monday. Call (504) 655-5489 or email for details.


Bayou Magazine. UNO Press’ nonstudent publication hosts a poetry and fiction contest. Winners receive $500. For details, visit bayou. Deadline Dec. 30.



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Fischer’s Honey Farm, Winnie, TX, has 5 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; must not have bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr plus housing; threefourths work period guaranteed from 1/10/14 – 11/10/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX3203838 or call 225-342-2917.


Kiefat Honey Farm, West Columbia, TX, has 6 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; must not have bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 12/31/13 – 10/31/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6269253 or call 225-342-2917.


Moore’s Honey Farm, Kountze, TX, has 4 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; must not have bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 1/17/14 – 11/17/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6918356 or call 225-342-2917.




Reece Farms, Inc., Daisetta, TX, has 12 positions for bees & honey; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; must not have bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 1/15/14 – 7/15/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX2727454 or call 225-342-2917.


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Houston’s Restaurant in the Garden District is accepting applications for professional servers. We are located at 1755 St. Charles Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. We are currently searching for friendly, outgoing, highly motivated individuals who will thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Full-time and parttime positions are available. High earnings potential, reasonable business hours! Prior restaurant experience is a plus, though not necessary. Please apply directly at the restaurant between the hours of 3 PM and 5 PM Mon-Fri, and be prepared for an interview. Professional attire required for interviewing.


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I’m planning a move to New Orleans for family reasons, but I don’t want to come before I have work. Are there any headhunters in the area that can look for work for me?” — Elizabeth V., Santa Barbara, CA Dear Elizabeth, You didn’t state your profession or level, which would be absolutely critical to determining if there may be a fit for a headhunter or recruiter suitable for you. Because of my business (Strategic Résumés) and my 19 years of work here in the New Orleans area, I do have a number of recruiters in various specialties who regularly contact me to find top-level talent. Grant Cooper However, you should understand that the days of headhunters or recruiters “finding jobs” for mid-level candidates are pretty much over. If there are any recruiters out there who are interested in finding positions for my clients, I am always happy to hear from them. In fact, since my résumé development pricing is at the upper tier of similar service providers, my clients generally are those at the top of their fields and are in high demand. Here are a few salient points that jobseekers should bear in mind concerning recruiters:

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LEGAL NOTICES 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 708-183 DIV. G SUCCESSIONS OF CECILE ESCHETE WIFE/OF AND WILSON J. PELLEGRIN NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Dative Testamentary Executrix of the above successions has made application for sale, at private sale, the following immovable former community property of Cecile Eschete, wife of/and Wilson J. Pellegrin for the sum of NINETY-FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($95,000.00) DOLLARS per the terms and conditions set forth in the Petition for Private Sale of Immovable Property:

Being the same property acquired by Cecile Eschete, wife of/and Wilson J. Pellegrin on September 30, 1948 form Marguerite Elizabeth Westermann by Act before Clayton A. Hotard, Notary Public, and recorded at COB 260, Folio in the Conveyance Records of Jefferson Parish. Notice is given to all parties including heirs/legatees/creditors of decedent and the estates and they are ordered to make any oppostion they have to such application, prior to issuance or order or judgment authorizing and homologating this application and that such order or judgment be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Marilyn Guidry Clerk Attorney: Terrence J. Lestelle Address: 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 602 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone (504) 828-1224 Gambit: 11/26/13 & 12/17/13



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SUCCESSION OF CLAIRE ELIZABETH CASTEIX, widow of JULES ANDREW APFFEL NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The duly appointed and qualified testamentary executor of the above estate, Louis G. Gruntz, Jr. has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale the undivided two fifths (2/5) interest of the below described immovable property owned by the estate (along with the remaining three-fifths (3/5) interest owned by the Jules Apffel Trust): THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part known as HYMAN SUBDIVISION, in square No. 3 thereof, bounded by Coolidge, Harding, Oak Streets and Riverside Drive, which lots are designated by the No. 11 and 12 on a plan by S. G. Sandoz, dated July 5, 1926, revised October 12, 1926, according to which, said lots Nos. 11 and 12 measure each twenty-five feet front on Coolinge Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of ninety-five feet, between equal and parallel lines. The improvements on said property bear the Municipal No. 129 Coolidge Street. Being the same property acquired by the Apffel Trust, by Judgment of Possession, dated February 21, 1996 in the matter entitled Succession of Jules Andrew Apffel, Docket No. 486-053, recorded in the Parish of Jefferson at C.O.B. 2933, folio 193 and by decedent from the Succession of Jules Andrew Apffel, Docket No. 486-053, by order of the Court, dated February 13, 1996, by Act, dated February 19, 1996, recorded in the Parish of Jefferson at C.O.B. 2933, folio 192, the sale of the entire property on the following terms and conditions, to-wit, ONE HUNDRED NINE THOUSAND and NO/100 DOLLARS ($109,000.00), less the usual expenses to be paid by vendor. Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Attorney: Louis G. Gruntz, Jr. Address: 316 Shrewsbury Court Jefferson, LA 70121 Telephone: (504) 258-0547 Gambit: 11/26/13 & 12/17/13

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SUCCESSIONS OF ELWIN JOSEPH BOURGEOIS, SR. AND ANN MAE BOURGEOIS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CYNTHIA ANDRE, Administratrix of the SUCCESSIONS OF ELWIN JOSEPH BOURGEOIS, SR. AND ANNA MAE BOURGEOIS has, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of SEVENTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($70,000.00), the Successions’ undivided interest in and to the following described property: THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part known as New Mechanickham, and according to a print of survey by Hotard & Webb, Civil Engineers, dated September 22, 1950, said lot is designated as lot 5, Square No. 14-A, Gretna Gardens, bounded by Stafford, 19th, Weyer Streets and Central Drive, said lot 5 commences at a distance of 41 feet 8 inches from the corner of 19th and Stafford Streets, and measures thence 41 feet 8 inches front on Stafford Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet, between equal and parallel lines, all according to a survey by Hotard & Webb, C.E., dated August 31, 1951. Said lot also lies at a distance of 41 feet 8 inches from the corner of Stafford and Central Drive. The improvements bear the Municipal Nos. 1905 Stafford Street. Being the same property acquired by Anna Mae Breaux, wife of, and Elwin J. Bourgeois from Fifth District Homestead Society by act passed before Norris J. Nolan, Notary Public dated January 7, 1960, registered in COB 497, folio 423, File No. 170148, Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that CYNTHIA ANDRE, Administratrix of the SUCCESSIONS OF ELWIN JOSEPH BOURGEOIS, SR. AND ANNA MAE BOURGEOIS, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. An order authorizing Administratrix to make such sale may be issued after seven days from the date of second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such order. Masie Comeaux, Deputy Clerk for Jon A. Gegenheimer Clerk of Court 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson Attorney: Ashley J. Becnel Address: 230 Huey P. Long Ave. Gretna, LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 367-9001 Gambit: 11/5/13 & 11/29/13


SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Estate and to all other interested persons, that a Fifth Tableau of Distribution has been filed by the acting Dative Testamentary Executrix of this Succession, with her Petition for Filing of Fifth Tableau of Distribution praying for homologation of the Fifth Tableau and for authority to pay the debts and charges of the Succession listed thereon; and that the Fifth Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the Petition and Fifth Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. By Order of the Court

Iley M. Joseph or anyone knowing of his/her whereabouts, please contact Sarah Pfeiffer, Attorney at (504) 366-4025. Jarrod Lamont Hill, 2557 W. Catawba Dr., Harvey, LA 70058, her heirs, or anyone knowing his whereabouts please contact Geralyn Garvey (504) 838-0191. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ANDREW LESLIE LENNON please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Beverly A. Green aka Beverly A. Green Morris, please contact Lakeisha Jefferson Atty., at 225-302-3209. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of JOSEPH PAUL ADAMS and/or TEMEIKA CLAYTON ADAMS please contact Paul C. Fleming, Jr., Attorney, 504-8883394. Property rights involved.

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A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, designated by the letter “A” on a sketch attached to an act or partition passed before situated in the Village of Mechanickham (now forming part of the City of Gretna), Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana J.C. Tillotson, Notary Public, dated August 30th, 1902, being a portion of original lot number three (3) of Block number nineteen (19); Block Number Nineteen (19) is bounded by Copernicus Avenue, Fifth, Sixth and Weyer (formerly Cuvier) Streets and measures forty (40’) feet front on Copernicus Avenue, by a depth of one hundred twenty-five (125’) feet, between equal and parallel lines.



CLASSIFIEDS To Hypolite de Courval, his heirs, successors, and/or assigns:

Re: Parcel No. 0820046531, Ward 82, Jefferson Parish, approximately 53,610 sq. ft. abutting Square 16, Metairieville Subd.; Assess owner: Hypolite de Courval THIS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION IS NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR RIGHTS OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY LOCATED IN METAIRIE, LOUISIANA DESCRIBED ABOVE MAY BE TERMINATED BY OPERATION OF LAW IF YOU DO NOT TAKE FURTHER ACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW. Tax sale title to the above described property has been sold for failure to pay taxes. You have been identified as a person who may have an interest in this property. Your interest in the property will be terminated if you do not file a lawsuit in accordance with law within 6 months of the date of the first publication of this notice. If you have any further questions regarding this notice, please contact Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC, Attn: Laurie Howenstine or Scott Sternberg, 1100 Poydras St., Ste. 3600, New Orleans, LA 70163 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Keith Carter, 3416-18 Frenchman Street, NOLA 70122, please contact Atty. Bonita Watson, 504.799.2265. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jean Parche Bono, please contact Atty. Bonita Watson, 504.799.2265.


NO.: 730-560 DIV. N RE: IN THE INTEREST OF THE MINOR CHILDREN SHELTON JAMES ADAMS AND CHANCE JAMES ADAMS NOTICE IS GIVEN that Joyce Adams wife of/and Carl Adams has filed an application to be appointed tutrix of the minor children, Shelton James Adams and Chance James Adams, and she may be appointed their Dative Tutrix after the expiration of ten (10) days from the publication of this notice. Any opposition to her application must be filed with the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, Docket no. 730560, Division “N” prior to her appointment. Attorney: Mark Alan Jolissaint, APLC Address: 1361 Corporate Square Dr. Slidell, LA 70458 Telephone: (985) 641-5596 Gambit: 11/26/13


IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF COAHOMA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI THE PETITION OF GIOVANNI SENAFE AND LISA PROSHKA SENAFE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD IDENTIFIED IN THE PETITION NO.: 2013-04AD SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Unknown father of a male child born July 18, 2013 to Natasha Mary McDonald in Coahoma County, Mississippi. You have been made a Defendent in the suit filed in this Court, seeking termination of your parental rights and adoption of the child. There are no defendents other that you in this action. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 11:00 o’clock A.M. on the 20th day of December, 2013, in the Chancery courtroom of the Leflore County in Greenwood, Mississipi and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the complaint or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this 6th day of November, 2013. Edward P. Peacock, III Chancery Clerk of Coahoma County, Mississippi By: Donna Dees Deputy Clerk


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




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