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super Bowl NoLa-style .................................19 Dining outside the Bowl ................................... 19 The NfL Experience ........................................28 sedrick Ellis’ must-do list ................................ 31 Halftime like a local ............................................33 The 411 on XLVII .................................................37 10 concerts not to miss ....................................38 It could have been the falcons ......................40 The souvenir challenge ....................................43 free fun ..................................................................47 street closure maps ..........................................48

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Seven Things to Do This Week ................ 5 family gras, onuinu, the NfL Experience,  super Bowl Boulevard, Lost Bayou ramblers, Parades, royal Comedy Tour

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News ...................................................................... 7 Clancy DuBos and stephanie grace give  two views of ray Nagin’s fall Bouquets + Brickbats ................................... 7 Heroes and zeroes

C’est What? ........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt ........................................................12 Political news and gossip  Commentary ............................................... 13 Being a world-class host  Blake Pontchartrain .....................................14 New orleans’ know-it-all Clancy DuBos .................................................15 an alternative tax plan Gus Kattengell ................................................17 sean Payton is back

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What’s In Store ..............................................55 Priorities

A + E News .......................................................69 The Snow Queen puppet show Music ...................................................................70 PrEVIEW: Blowfly with guitar Lightnin’ Lee Film .......................................................................74 rEVIEW: Beware of Mr. Baker Art .........................................................................79 rEVIEW: Photographs by Tina freeman,  Martyn Lucas and Judy Natal Stage ...................................................................83 rEVIEW: The Insanity of Mary Girard Events .................................................................87 Family Gras ......................................PullouT Crossword + Sudoku ................................102

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headlines Family Gras, a festival along the Carnival parade route in Metairie. The indie/soul band is joined by Soul Asylum, Creedence Clearwater Revisited (featuring the original Creedence members not named Fogerty), Amanda Shaw and Katie Armiger. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Blues Traveler and others perform Saturday. Music is scheduled before the arrival of parades both nights. SEE PULLOUT.

Onuinu Wed. Jan. 30 | Portland, Ore.’s Apes Tapes community label has its eight-track silverback: Onuinu, aka Dorian Duvall, whose 2012 debut Mirror Gazer (Bladen County) bulldozes electropop and disco like a West Coast Toro Y Moi. Terrain opens at Siberia. PAGE 70. NFL Experience Wed.-Sun. Jan. 30-Feb. 3 | The NFL Experience fills the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with football clinics, interactive games, autograph sessions with NFL players, musical entertainment, memorabilia displays and more. PAGE 28. Super Bowl Boulevard Thu.-Sun. Jan. 31–Feb. 3 | Curated by New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival producer Quint Davis, the free music festival features Louisiana acts ranging from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to the Soul Rebels Brass Band to the Pine Leaf Boys to Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds. At Woldenberg Park. PAGES 28, 47 & 70.

Lost Bayou Ramblers with T-kette Fri. Feb. 1 | For their latest genre gerrymander, 2012’s Mammoth Waltz (Bayou Perdu), Cajun country Vermilionaires The Lost Bayou Ramblers found star-studded admirers in Dr. John, Scarlett Johansson and stage-crashing Violent Femme Gordon Gano. T-kette opens at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 70. Carnival Parades Fri.-Sat. Feb. 1-2 | The Super Bowl caused the rescheduling of Orleans parades, but there are parades in Metairie and on the West Bank. The krewes of Excalibur, Atlas and Caesar roll in Metairie. The Krewe of Alla marches on an altered West Bank route Saturday. SEE FAMILY GRAS PULLOUT. Royal Comedy Tour Sat. Feb. 2 | Comedian and one-time CNN commentator D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) headlines this comedy showcase. He’s joined by Def Comedy Jam-veteran Sommore, comedian/actor Bruce Bruce and Chris Rock’s younger brother Tony Rock. At the UNO Lakefront Arena. PAGE 83.

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S C U T T L e B U T T 12 C O M M e N TA R Y 13 B L A K e P O N TC H A R T R A I N 14 C L A N CY D U B O S 15

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Was former Mayor Ray Nagin corruptible from the get-go, or did he lose his way over time in a series of small missteps that escalated into the bribery schemes alleged in the 21-count federal indictment leveled against him? Gambit contributor Stephanie Grace and political editor Clancy DuBos offer different views — but perhaps each is correct, in its own way.

Tipping Points



By Clancy DuBos

or all his talk of “changing the paradigm” at City Hall, former Mayor Ray Nagin’s arc from telegenic reformer to accused crook followed an all-too-familiar plot line: He started out full of ideals and good intentions, and then, step by step, one small seduction and compromise at a time, proceeded down his personal road to perdition. To be sure, some politicians are corrupt when they get in the game. But the more common story line is one of a starry-eyed guy who runs for office to make a difference — a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington tale, if you will, that somehow morphs into Mr. Smith Goes to Jail. Do such people just wake up one day and decide to be corrupt? No, not really. Typically, they get seduced over time by the public adulation, the perks and, above all, the power. Before long they start to believe their own PR. They get a whole new

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awarded a $350,000 grant to the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living, a planned high-tech residential facility at St. Margaret’s Skilled Nursing Residence to provide care for people living with incurable neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis. The facility will be the second of its kind in the country. Team Gleason namesake Steve Gleason, former New Orleans Saints safety, was diagnosed with ALS in 2010.

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helped rebuild a home in Gentilly last week. The home belongs to Cecily Lambert and her three children. After Hurricane Katrina, Lambert’s stepfather stole Road Home money, leaving her destroyed home unfinished. United Way of Southeast Louisiana and Project Homecoming provided funding to help rebuild the house. The effort is part of the Helping Hands Campaign, which connects local volunteer organizations nationwide.

Operation We Care

delivered 500 red, white and blue king cakes to U.S. armed forces overseas last week. Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery donated 250 cakes, and students from Northshore schools decorated the boxes. The event marked Operation We Care’s 10th annual delivery — it has mailed more than 20,000 care packages since 2003.

Julie Sardie,

a retired New Orleans marketing executive now running a B&B in Opelousas, has been named the 30th Zydeco Queen by the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Sardie earned the title by winning zydeco dancing competitions and interviewing with festival officials about how best to represent the culture of zydeco and southwest Louisiana. She will represent zydeco at festivals and cultural events throughout 2013.

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By His Own Rules



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early a dozen action-packed years later, it’s a little hard to put into words just how exhilarating disgraced former Mayor Ray Nagin’s breakthrough moment was, and why. In hindsight, his casually blunt assertion that “Man, I think we need to sell that sucker” — the “sucker” being the city-owned Louis Armstrong International Airport — was a silly, impractical and poorly thought out scheme to raise up to a billion dollars for badly needed infrastructure improvements. Like so many of Nagin’s big, bold ideas, it went nowhere. But back when Nagin first uttered those words, well into a long, bureaucratic candidate debate leading up to the 2002 mayoral election, the bleary crowd jolted awake. Strange as it now seems, that zinger, as much as anything else, helped launch the little-known cable TV executive’s improbable journey from also-ran to mayor — and now, to accused crook.

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nagin’s Road to Perdition

By Stephanie Grace

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    It wasn’t just that Nagin was funny and charming; he surely  was both. What clicked was that he was different.     It helped that the stars seemed to align for his ascent. Thenstate Sen. Paulette Irons had promised to take the “For Sale”  sign off City Hall, a reference to the common perception that  Marc Morial’s administration was rife with patronage. (One of  several ironies surrounding Nagin’s federal indictment is that  in the beginning, his administration enthusiastically cooperated with the U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate Morial and his  crew.) When Irons’ candidacy collapsed, it opened the door for  another self-professed reformer.     Other big names on the ballot, City Councilmen Jim Singleton and Troy Carter, just seemed to offer more of the same, and  beloved Police Superintendent Richard Pennington, Nagin’s  eventual runoff opponent, proved ill at ease with non-crime issues and overly close to then-U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, now  imprisoned on unrelated corruption charges. Nagin emerged  so late in the 2002 campaign that the initial infatuation, from  business leaders, editorial boards and many a regular voter,  had little time to wear thin.     Selling the airport was a non-starter, yet among Nagin  supporters the idea served as a stand-in for a thrilling new  attitude, a fresh way of approaching government. Maybe it took  a swashbuckling outsider to think outside the box, the theory  went, and to come up with ideas the traditional politicians  on the ballot never would contemplate. That’s the way it was  with Nagin in those early, heady days. It felt like the improbable could happen, that New Orleans could finally get its act  together, reform its questionable ways and enter the modern  era. Led by a mayor who decided the old rules just didn’t apply,  who knew how far the city could progress?     That’s not the way it turned out, of course. Nagin arrived to  tremendous fanfare, but he left City Hall in shame, amid furor  over his stewardship of the Hurricane Katrina recovery and  mounting evidence that he didn’t just break the rules for good,  but for ill.     Sure, Katrina changed everything, from his political base to  the gravity of the problems he was tasked to solve. But some  patterns that emerged later, culminating in accusations that he  accepted bribes from several former city contractors-turnedgovernment witnesses, were apparent from the beginning.     He did things his own way, played by his own rules, in ways  that jibed with his early image as a businessman out to make  government more nimble, efficient and responsive. When he  trampled the turf of the seven elected assessors and released  their data in searchable form, for instance, Nagin revealed just  how unfairly the tax burden was distributed. Many observers,  myself included, cheered him on.     But Nagin also ignored convention in far less productive  ways. His administration deleted emails that it was legally required to retain, even though his own city attorney had written a  memo outlining the state mandate to preserve records for three  years. When pressed, Nagin just shrugged off criticism.     And some of his departures from accepted practices found  their way into the indictment. In 2004, the mayor issued an executive order declaring technology contracts exempt from city  bidding protocols, an action that allowed his tech chief, Greg  Meffert, to funnel millions of public dollars to his old friend  Mark St. Pierre in exchange for lucrative kickbacks. Nagin too  was the beneficiary of St. Pierre’s largesse, accepting family  trips to Hawaii and Jamaica and cellphones for family members.  Meffert pleaded guilty and St. Pierre was convicted at trial; both  are believed to be cooperating with prosecutors against Nagin.     Then there was his entirely out-of-the-box scheme involving  Stone Age LLC, a granite company Nagin set up with his family.  The indictment alleges that Nagin killed a community benefits  agreement designed to steer well-paying jobs to workers who  lived near the new Central City Home Depot — in exchange 

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(Stephanie Grace continued)

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set of friends who shower them with favors — small ones at first. They convince themselves they’re not doing anything wrong. They’re still honest, they convince themselves. Besides, it’s such a small thing — a free meal or a ticket to a ball game that, over time, becomes a plane ride or a golfing trip. From there, it’s another small step, really, to backroom business deals or just plain old cash. Many become proprietary about their office, forgetting that it actually belongs to the public. They ultimately see their elected position not only as “theirs” to own, but also as their personal chattel — to pledge, pawn, sell or otherwise use for their own private gain. Then they wake up one day up to their eyeballs in graft, with the FBI knocking on the door, and they ask themselves how it all happened. Duh. I think that’s what happened to Ray Nagin. And the way it happened to him brings to mind one of his favorite catch phrases: tipping points. Each small step that Nagin took, whether with criminal intent or unsuspectingly, took him that much farther down a dark, dangerous path. Each was, in its own way, a tipping point, a moment of critical mass, because each led inexorably to another, darker, more dangerous step. Now, many steps later, Nagin finds himself facing several lifetimes in jail. How did that happen? Consider this timeline of Nagin’s tipping points, most of them alleged in the 21-count indictment against him: Spring 2002 — Nagin is inaugurated as New Orleans’ new, reform-minded mayor. Immediately he gets a set of police bodyguards, a reserved parking space at City Hall and a city credit card. Everybody in town is kissing his ass and telling him how wonderful he is. The seduction begins. Summer 2002 — Nagin’s administration “cracks down” on corruption by arresting a few dozen cabbies and minions at City Hall. The cases ultimately fizzle, but his image as a “reformer” is burnished by an adoring press (Gambit included). A narcissist to his core, Nagin falls in love with his image and, believing his own PR (as echoed by the media), he assumes rock star status. The perks and the power flow. It’s good to be the mayor. June 2004 — Nagin signs an executive order authorizing his tech chief, Greg Meffert, to give “no bid” city work to Meffert’s friend and business partner Mark St. Pierre. The compromises begin. December 2004 — The Meffert and Nagin families, now close friends, take a holiday trip to Hawaii. The trip is paid for by St. Pierre, who by now has a passel of lucrative City Hall IT contracts. Meffert wields a St. Pierre credit card as his own. This is how rock stars like Nagin and Meffert roll. It’s really good to be the mayor. August-September 2005 — Hurricane Katrina hits. Nagin and the city are woefully unprepared for the disaster. Days after the storm, the mayor shines by calling out President George W. Bush, but a few short weeks later he slumps to the floor in the state Capitol and moans, “I did not sign up for this shit. I did not sign up for this shit!” November 2005 — A weary Nagin takes his family on a firstclass trip to Jamaica for some (in his view) well-deserved R&R. The trip was paid for by St. Pierre. Winter/Spring 2006 — Nagin wins re-election, thanks to political capital raised at a Chicago fundraiser hosted by St. Pierre, who remembers his friend, the mayor, in his time of need. St. Pierre gets more no-bid city work. May 2006 — A man the feds identify as “Businessman A” gives Nagin free private jet travel to, and limousines in, New York City. The feds say Nagin helped get penalties waived in connection with the businessman’s overdue tax bills and loan



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(Stephanie Grace continued)

payments due to the city. The mayor’s office is now Ray Nagin’s chattel. January-October 2007 — Corrupt businessmen Aaron Bennett and Frank Fradella treat Nagin to trips to Chicago and Las Vegas. Two months later, Nagin gives Fradella his first post-Katrina contract, worth $3 million. By the end of 2007, Nagin gives Fradella millions more in city contracts. During this same time, the Nagin family’s granite countertop business, Stone Age LLC, gets an exclusive vendor deal from Home Depot after the mayor helps the home improvement giant open a new store in Central City by brushing aside community concerns. January 2008 — Nagin gets $60,000 from Rodney Williams via a shell corporation that doesn’t even officially exist yet, according to the feds. The perks have now escalated to full-scale bribes — a major tipping point that ultimately leads to Nagin’s indictment. February 2008 – February 2010 — Nagin showers contracts on Williams’ company, Three Fold Consultants LLC. Those contracts are expanded after Williams pays $2,250 to Stone Age and, according to the feds, $10,000 in cash to Nagin’s sons in 2009. June and August 2008 — Fradella ships two loads of granite to Stone Age from Florida. The PHOTO By CHeRyL GeRBeR granite is rumored to be worth more than $100,000. The feds also claim Nagin got a $50,000 bribe from Fradella via corrupt business associate Michael McGrath. July 2010-March 2011 — The feds say Nagin got $112,500 in bribery payments from Fradella, most of them via wire transfers. This is after Nagin has left office, but the feds say it’s a fraudulent scheme to deprive the citizens of Nagin’s honest services as mayor. January 2013 — Nagin is indicted by the feds on 21 counts of corruption. If the former mayor does not reach a plea deal in the coming months, a superseding indictment could charge him with more counts — and his sons could face criminal charges as well. Nagin famously — and maddeningly — described his family’s postKatrina trip to Jamaica on St. Pierre’s dime as “a blur.” Now, in the bright light of the federal indictment, every one of Nagin’s many steps down his road to perdition stands in sharp focus — if not to him, then certainly to a public long grown weary of this familiar tale.

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for a deal to be the exclusive granite installer for four other area branches of the home improvement chain. Nagin also is accused of accepting free shipments of granite from another vendor, Frank Fradella, who pleaded guilty and is cooperating. The rules-don’t-apply-to-me attitude wasn’t the only damning pattern that emerged in Nagin’s early days. From the beginning, he and some of his fellow private sector recruits — including Meffert — carried a certain air of entitlement. They talked openly about the big pay cuts they’d taken to work at City Hall and created a culture in which Meffert’s famous $10,000 bet with then-Councilman Jay Batt on the outcome of a sheriff’s race seemed normal. (St. Pierre bailed out Meffert when he lost.) Nagin himself dined lavishly on the city credit card, even characterizing meals with his wife Seletha as city business. When questions inevitably surfaced, the mayor claimed that Seletha Nagin was one of his “key advisers” and that people often approached him in restaurants to talk. “That’s fair game to me,” he said. Nagin did acknowledge that the couple’s anniversary lunch at the upscale Magazine Street bistro Lilette crossed the line, and said he’d reimbursed the city. And just as Nagin, in his early days, often seemed flummoxed by the intricacies of government, his later efforts to cash in on his position proved painfully unsophisticated and sloppy. He insisted his dealings with Stone Age were none of the public’s business, yet he used his city email account to pressure local business people to hire the firm. This was after Katrina, when the city needed his full attention, and after an emotional re-election campaign in which he promised to lead. Unlike the first go-round, there was nothing exhilarating about that second campaign, and the same can be said of Nagin’s second four years. Any creatively can-do instincts Nagin had left, the indictment basically confirms, he put toward setting up himself and his family for life after City Hall. In many ways, he was still the same old Nagin we met back in 2002, the defiant guy who just wasn’t going to be bound by the rules that other people followed. To an older and wiser city, there was nothing funny or charming about it.

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scuttlebutt Quotes of the week

Food truck flap

Super Bowl edition “it’s time for closure. it’s time for us as a team, as a league, to take this next step forward.” — Reinstated New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton last week at his first press conference since returning to lead the team, on whether the Saints ran a bounty system. “we’re still the top destination for this game. we’re not getting in Towne Cars and driving 45 minutes to some venue. You’re right down the street from the finest hotels, the finest restaurants. … That would be my answer to anyone, especially the commissioner.” — Sean Payton, at the same press conference, on how the city (and Saints fans) should treat NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the man who handed down Payton’s one-year suspension.

Stacy Head SeekS more permitS, Smaller Buffer zone. New Orleans City Council President Stacy Head has introduced several proposed changes to the local ordinance governing mobile vending and food trucks. specifically, head wants to increase the number of available permits for vendors from 100 to 200 and alter a local ban against vendors operating within 600 feet of restaurants. she proposes to shrink the “no vendors” zone to 50 feet while a restaurant is open. First adopted in 1956, local laws regulating mobile food vendors have changed little over the years. An online petition from the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition (NOFTC) supports the legislation and makes recommendations of its own. The petition had gathered more than 600 signatures as of press time. Meanwhile, restaurateur Reuben Laws is seeking signatures for a rival online petition, this one seeking to halt head’s proposed changes, fearing restaurants will have their “sales invaded on by the food truck industry.” That petition had 265 signatures as of press time. Rachel Billow, who runs the food truck La Cocinita and serves as NOFTC president, said in other cities, food trucks and restaurants thrive sideby-side.” The NOFTC has gathered support from dozens of restaurants, community groups and City hall. head’s proposals will serve as a food truck “pilot program” with potentially stronger, more comprehensive ordinances in the future. she first pursued updating the ordinances last year. The City Council will likely vote on the measures next month. — ALex wOODwArD

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judge limitS city’S Sign Ban. U.s. District Court Judge Kurt Engelhardt issued a temporary restraining order last week limiting enforcement of the city’s so-called super Bowl “Clean Zone,” which prohibits nonsanctioned signs and banners in and around the Central Business District from Monday, Jan. 28, to Tuesday, Feb. 5. The restraining order was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, which claimed the zone ordinance is unconstitutional. The ACLU originally sought a restraining order halting all Clean Zone enforcement, but engelhardt chose instead to shrink the area in which the city may enforce the new rule. enforcement will be allowed only in areas directly around the superdome. The ordinance, passed by the New Orleans City Council in early December 2012, bans “inflatables, cold air balloons, banners, pennants, flags, building wraps, A-frame signs, projected image signs, electronic variable message signs” — except for those sanctioned by the city and the National Football League. “even the super Bowl isn’t an excuse to suspend the First Amendment,” Marjorie R. Esman, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana, said in a statement. City officials interpret the ordinance differently, characterizing it as a temporary quality-of-life measure. “we disagree with the ACLU’s characterization of the Clean Zone. The Clean Zone addresses issues such as signage, outdoor vending and erecting structures and tents that the city already permits,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s spokesman Ryan Berni wrote in an emailed statement. “it is an additional temporary designation that seeks to protect the quality of life for residents and assists businesses in thriving during the super Bowl. The city and other cities nationwide have instituted ‘clean zones’ for similar major events.” — ChArLes MALDONADO

OPP consent decree judge giveS prelim tHumBS up. U.s. District Court Judge Lance Africk has preliminarily approved a proposed consent decree for the Orleans Parish sheriff’s Office and Orleans Parish Prison. Africk will not sign off on final approval until after a fairness hearing, now scheduled for April 1. A trial on funding for the decree, originally set for April, is now scheduled for late May. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said the money Orleans Parish sheriff Marlin Gusman has requested — taken along with new expenses for the New Orleans Police Department consent decree — could bankrupt the city. Landrieu wants Africk to slow things down, but the judge’s ruling last week suggests he’s moving forward quickly. with the issue of funding unresolved, exactly what the preliminary approval means for implementation of the agreement remains unclear. — ChArLes MALDONADO


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New Orleans on display course, the fact that the Super Bowl is in New Orleans means visitors can walk from their first-class hotels and New Orleans’ many great restaurants and watering holes to the game — something no other Super Bowl host city can match. Meanwhile, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is completing a $305 million renovation, and the Superdome likewise has had a $330 million facelift. Sure, if you look hard enough you can find things that still need to be fixed, but overall the city looks great. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, city officials and local contractors deserve praise for pulling off the most successful citywide housecleaning in memory. There are many people to thank for things coming together for this event. Special thanks go to the more than 6,000 volunteers who are turning out

If ever there were an opportunity for New Orleans to promote itself, this is it. to welcome our guests and make sure their visit is memorable. High-fives likewise are due the New Orleans Sports Foundation and the Super Bowl Host Committee. The former put together the winning bid that landed this year’s championship game, which a study commissioned by the sports foundation estimated would have an economic impact of more than $430 million. The latter has organized the volunteers, parties and events surrounding the game to make sure every detail comes off without a hitch. Finally, we acknowledge that some visitors, particularly journalists, may ask about the recent indictment of former Mayor Ray Nagin. Some may even posit that Nagin’s indictment proves that not much has changed hereabouts in terms of political corruption. We would hasten to respond that the federal charges against the former mayor actually prove the opposite: New Orleans is working even harder to shed that image than it has worked to spruce up for the Super Bowl. Put another way, if anyone asks about Ray Nagin, perhaps the best response a New Orleanian can offer is … Who Dat?

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ew Orleans is about to do what it does best, better than any other city in the world. We’re hosting the Super Bowl and following right behind it with Mardi Gras. We’ve done this before — nine times before, in fact. The last time New Orleans hosted the Super Bowl was in 2002, right after the horrific 9/11 attacks. The NFL considered moving the game to New York City that year as a symbolic gesture after pushing the game back one week. With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s help, the Super Bowl stayed in The Big Easy, and it was a huge success. We expect nothing different this time, as New Orleans hosts the Super Bowl for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Our city and its people will be on display as never before. The world’s media (an estimated 5,000 journalists) are descending on New Orleans, as are executives from the nation’s largest companies. While the Super Bowl officially crowns the NFL champion, it also has become the nation’s leading corporate event. If ever there were an opportunity for New Orleans to promote itself as a great place not only to visit but also to live and work, this is it. Sure, we do things differently here, but as Gambit New Orleanian of the Year James Carville loves to say, “In New Orleans, our way of life is our quality of life.” Let’s show our guests how to live. We don’t need to remind our readers to be even more polite and hospitable than usual this week — our mamas raised us right. But perhaps a few passionate Saints fans — OK, more than a few — need to be reminded that that applies to all of our guests, including Goodell. Recently reinstated New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton sounded the right note last week, saying, “One thing this city does better than any: They know how to entertain and feed you, and there’s no better city in the world to host a Super Bowl. … That would be my answer to anyone, especially the commissioner.” Mayor Mitch Landrieu put it even more succinctly: “Mind your P’s and Q’s.” We also would remind Saints fans that Goodell was among the NFL moguls who insisted that the Saints stay in New Orleans after Katrina. He has been a friend to our city. Let’s treat him like one. To our other 150,000 visitors, we hope you notice that New Orleans looks better than it has looked in a long, long time. Locals spent countless hours sitting in downtown traffic to make that happen. Now, thankfully, the orange cones are off busy streets, and the streetcars are back up and running (along with extra buses) to shuttle people to and around downtown. Of




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loved by many.” The old Spanish stables were frequently referred to as the former Spanish Cavalry barracks, even though the stable stalls and living quarters above them were built 30 years after Samuel Cochran Spanish soldiers left New Orleans. The man responsible for the arches was Dear Samuel, Judge Gallien Preval, who built them in 1834 At 724 Gov. Nicholls St. you will find a for a commercial livery stable. The stables plaque that was dedicated in September were a copy of another building at 1122 Royal 1976. It is a tribute to Clay Shaw (1913St. Several famous writers, including Lafcadio 1974), who was recognized by New Orleans Hearn and George Washington Cable, residents as a pioneer in the renovation of claimed incorrectly that the Royal Street barthe French Quarter. racks and the stables on Rue de l’Hospital He was perhaps more famous, however, — Hospital Street, an earlier name of Gov. as the only man ever brought to trial for the Nicholls Street — were built for the Spanish 1963 assassination of President John F. cavalry to use, which proves that storytelling Kennedy. Former Orleans Parish District doesn’t always agree with the facts. Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted Shaw in connection with Kennedy’s murder, but the Hey Blake, jury deliberated less than an hour before I live and work on Dryades Street, but finding Shaw not guilty. where I work it’s called O’Keefe AvThe plaque on Gov. Nicholls Street reads: enue. When was Dryades Street in the CBD renamed? “This 1834 building, the Spanish Stables, is one of nine restorations by Clay Shaw. In Will Nalty addition, he conceived and completed the International Trade Mart and directed the Dear Will, restoration of the French Market. Clay Shaw The part of Dryades Street between Comwas a patron of the humanities and lived mon Street and Howard Avenue was renamed his life with the utmost grace. An invaluable in July 1961 to honor the late Mayor Arthur J. O’Keefe Sr. citizen, he was respected, admired, and Hey Blake,

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The arched doorways on the old Spanish stables were installed in 1834 to accommodate carriages in a livery business. Upstairs were living quarters. PHOTO By KANDACe POWeR GRAveS

O’Keefe was born in New Orleans in 1876. Before he entered politics, he operated a coffee and tea importing business and was involved with other businesses as well. He was a member of the Regular Democratic Organization, the city’s Democratic machine, and in 1925 was elected commissioner of finance in Mayor Martin Behrman’s last administration. When Behrman died in 1926, the Commission Council elected O’Keefe acting mayor. A special election was held to fill Behrman’s unexpired term, and O’Keefe won. During his term, New Orleanians saw the construction of the Watson-Williams Bridge, also known as the Maestri Bridge or the Highway 11 Bridge, over Lake Pontchartrain, and the beginning of construction on the Municipal Auditorium. It was during his mayoral tenure that O’Keefe opposed then-Public Service Commissioner Huey P. Long, who wanted to build free bridges at the Rigolets and Chef Menteur passes and pipe cheap natural gas to New Orleans. O’Keefe took a leave of absence from the mayor’s office on July 15, 1929, for health reasons and formally resigned on Feb. 14, 1930. He died on Nov. 14, 1943.

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a reasonable alternative growing number of people are saying that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed “tax reform” plan would shift too much of Louisiana’s revenue burden to its poorest citizens. Jindal supporters want criticism withheld until the plan is finalized. That would be a fair request if the governor weren’t keeping the details under wraps until very late in the game. Besides, one doesn’t have to know everything about the plan to suggest improvements. What we know is that Jindal proposes to eliminate individual and corporate income taxes and the corporate franchise fee. To offset the $3 billion that would cost the state, he’ll need to nearly double state sales tax revenues. Even a “modest” sales tax hike of a penny and a half would give Louisiana the highest combined (state and local) sales tax rates in the country — by far. In addition to raising sales taxes, Jindal wants to eliminate many or even all sales tax exemptions, most of which benefit existing businesses, and institute a unified sales tax reporting system. He says his goal is to make the tax code simpler, broader in

application, fairer and more attractive to business. That’s a worthy goal, and parts of his plan would accomplish that. For example, eliminating the corporate franchise fee is a great idea. The fee generates relatively little revenue but is a huge turnoff to businesses. Ditto for the corporate income tax and the unified sales tax reporting system. Many Louisiana businesses have to file multiple returns for local and state sales taxes. Most other states have one statewide filing system. But I question the wisdom of eliminating the individual income tax. Instead, why not make it simpler, broader, fairer — and lower? Much lower. Right now Louisiana allows scores of income tax exemptions and deductions, which complicates individual returns. Instead of ditching the tax altogether, why not just tax everyone’s adjusted gross income — but cut the rates in half, or adopt a flat tax, an idea that Republicans love anyway? Louisiana’s marginal income tax rates are currently 2 percent, 4 percent, and 6

Instead of ditching the individual income tax, why not cut the rates in half — or adopt a flat tax? percent. Twenty-one states have higher marginal rates; that puts us in the middle of the 41 states with income taxes. If we cut our rates in half, or adopt a flat rate of, say, 2.5 percent, we’d have the lowest maximum rate among states with an income tax — and filing returns in Louisiana would be simple. Real simple. We could even keep exemptions for retired military veterans, the first $10,000 in income, and all social security income. That would promote the goal of making Louisiana more attractive to retirees.

More important, we would not have all our revenue eggs in one basket, which the Public Affairs Research Council and others caution against. Instead, we’d have a balanced tax policy, no corporate income tax or franchise fee, and we probably wouldn’t have to raise sales taxes. Jindal seems hell-bent to eliminate all income taxes. That idea sounds great, but finding other taxes to make up the $3 billion in lost revenue won’t be easy. Many suspect he will “punt” the hard part to lawmakers after pushing them to repeal the income tax. If leges fall for that, they deserve to be in the political trick bag. Having the highest sales taxes in America would undercut Jindal’s boast that he wiped out income taxes here. He could get just as much mileage out of creating America’s lowest income tax rates, especially if he does it with a flat tax. Meanwhile, eliminating the corporate franchise fee and corporate income tax would still give him lots of conservative appeal nationally — and Louisiana would look very business friendly. I call that a win-win.

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‘I’m back’ ean Payton is back. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated the New Orleans Saints head coach last week, and Payton joined his assistants in Mobile, Ala., to observe college seniors practicing for the Senior Bowl. Payton’s return was welcomed with great enthusiasm among fans, who began to talk about another Black and Gold Super Bowl. After all, everything is OK now, right? Wrong. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is happy about Payton’s return — including Payton. But the man in charge — the head coach let it be known last week that the sheriff is back in town — understands that it’s going to take more than just his presence to earn the Saints a return trip to the Super Bowl. There’s no question his absence affected the team’s performance on many levels. While he was suspended, the swagger that had become emblematic of the Saints was gone, in-game adjustments seemed lacking, game plans failed to appropriately use players and, more important, the team lost the controlling force and leadership that is Sean Payton. But was his suspension the sole reason the Saints went 7-9? “That’s not going to be

our reason for the good things or the bad things we did this past season,” Payton told reporters last Wednesday during his first media session since he began serving a 281-day suspension as punishment for the bounty scandal. “It’s easy to say, ‘Hey this is just a fact, and this is what took place while the head coach wasn’t there.’ I know we’ve got to do a lot of things better or else we’ll be at the Senior Bowl early again next year.” During his suspension, Payton communicated often with his mentor, former Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells, who warned Payton not to expect the team’s problems to be solved the minute he walks back in the building. “‘Hey you gotta make sure this mindset that you’re back and all of a sudden you’re back to winning 11, 12, 13 games next year doesn’t exist, because you very well can win five next year,’” Payton quoted Parcells as saying. “He’s right,” Payton said. “We’ve got a lot of things we’ve got to correct to get where we want to go — and that’s just the truth. There’s a lot that goes into winning — and a lot that goes into losing.” Payton is key to solving the team’s problems, but he’s not the end-all resolu-

The challenges Payton faces are indeed difficult, but he’s the right man for the job. tion. “When you play the way we played defensively, it’s going to be hard to win,” he said. “When you struggle running the football like we did the first half of the season, it’s going to be hard to win. We struggled at times in special teams. … These things that keep you from winning games are consistent.” The head coach must discover why his defense gave up a record-setting 7,042 yards this season — the most of any team in NFL history. He also must help quarterback Drew Brees get back to form. Brees’ season ended with 5,177 yards passing

and a league-leading 43 touchdowns — but he also was tied for being the league’s most intercepted quarterback with 19. Payton also must figure out how to use what many people feel are too many backs on the squad and establish a complementary running game. There’s also a need to increase team speed, mostly on the defense. To make his job more complex, Payton must accomplish all of this while knowing he’ll almost certainly have to cut some players because the team will be about $16 million over the salary cap. “We’ve got a ton of challenges right now, a ton of work,” Payton says. “We’ve got a lot of tough meetings coming ahead. It is what it is. That’s what 7-9 means. Those are our challenges.” The challenges Payton faces are indeed difficult, but I think we all agree he’s the right man for the job of turning the Saints back into a playoff team. — Listen to Gus Kattengell’s The Sports Hangover every weekday from 3 p.m-6 p.m. on 106.1 FM “The Ticket.”

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The pipeline of shiny black limos that will be shuttling between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and downtown New Orleans this week will pass two of the great ethnic dining hubs of the region: Williams Boulevard in Kenner and Fat City in Metairie. Williams Boulevard is the de facto culinary home of the area’s Latino community, with a multitude of grocery stores and restaurants representing an array of tastes and traditions. For Brazilian food alone, the boulevard offers different choices. There’s Churra’s Brazilian Grill

Paulo Cesar displays some cuts of meat available at Churra’s Brazilian Grill in Kenner. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

(3712 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-467-9595), where you pick your own meats from a big rotisserie holding everything from sausage links to chicken hearts (don’t miss the picanha, a classic Brazilian cut of beef).

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arnival season temporarily redraws the New Orleans map each year with parade routes, surging crowds and parking issues. Locals have grown adept at adjusting their plans accordingly, and that includes dining. A similar spirit of improvisation and adaptability will be especially valuable for anyone interested in dining out this week as Super Bowl XLVII rolls into town. The entire week leading up to Sunday’s game in the Superdome should play out like a giant convention/ networking event and photo op for the sponsors, celebrities and high rollers who inhabit the NFL off the gridiron. As any local tourism official will tell you, New Orleans makes a great Super Bowl city because so many of the hotels, restaurants, events halls and attractions are within walking distance of the Superdome. That means all of this action is clustered there, too. Some streets will be closed (see traffic maps on p. 48), the parking lots that you (and restaurant employees) normally use will be filled with stages, event tents and trailers, and every limo available across the Deep South will be in town, angling for turning radius. Getting to dinner downtown is only part of the issue. You’ve heard about all these hot restaurants in New Orleans? So have the VIPs, who are arriving with a taste for the best and the personal assistants to set it up. Some reservation books were filling up long before the contending Super Bowl teams were determined, and in some cases, entire restaurants have been bought out for corporate events. For people seeking a nice meal without much fuss, all of this essentially turns the downtown area into a “no fly zone.” Looking at it another way, this week also is an invitation to explore the deep and increasingly diverse range of eateries spread farther around the metro area. What follows is a primer on a few categories, areas and themes to help get a handle on the options. With these reliable, if off-the-radar places, the local dining obsession need not resign itself to a hangar because Super Bowl crowds are blitzing downtown.



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You’re charged by the weight of your haul. A dozen blocks down the street, Brazilian Market & Cafe (2424 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-468-3533) is more of a deli, with Brazilian plate lunches, grab-and-go meat pies and “tudo” burgers crammed with bacon, eggs, hot dogs, corn and fried potato sticks. Celina’s Restaurant (3601 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-712-8690) is tucked into the side of Celina’s International Supermarket and has a pan-Latin menu

huge, bowl-shaped mugs from a neontrimmed bar. Home-style Asian cooking gets some representation on the Williams stretch, too. Imperial Garden (3331 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-4435691) looks like a standard-issue Chinese takeout joint, but the specials board marked with Chinese lettering is a clue to ask for the separate “Chinese” menu, which has soups, noodle bowls and stir-fried meat

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de Suite (347 Verret St., 504-3622264), a cafe tucked along the West Bank riverfront neighborhood’s winding streets, and it feels like you’ve stumbled upon an artsy breakfast club where beautiful baked goods line the counter, children occupy themselves in a play area and parents follow their whims to dishes healthy (granola, fruit and yogurt) or hearty (boudin patties, poached eggs and Steen’s cane syrup). Later in the day, walking into Vine and Dine (141 Delaronde St., 504-361-1402; is like discovering the neighborhood’s speakeasy. Vine and Dine occupies an unassuming storefront across from the ferry landing, but venture in and the place unfolds room by room into a combination wine shop/wine bar. The staff will open any bottle from the retail racks for a small corkage fee (or go by-the-glass from a short menu) while you nosh on fresh salads, huge cheese boards, antipasti and thick slabs of crusty focaccia that are topped like pizzas. While many visitors dream of finding “real New Orleans” flavor, preferably at a down-home joint like you read about, few ever make it to Gentilly. This largely residential neighborhood is not known for its restaurant scene, but in the past few years a number of new restaurants have opened, and pre-Katrina stalwarts have been revived to give Gentilly a range of low-key but highly satisfying neighborhood spots. The Munch Factory (6325 Elysian

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often on travel shows than local menus. Try the short rib hot pot, the snails with garlic or the “salt toasted” quail, which isn’t toasted or all that salty, but instead fried and studded with garlic and jalapenos. Similar finds await a few miles down Interstate 10 in Fat City. At China Rose (3501 N. Arnoult St., 504-887-3295) you must again request the “Chinese” menu to bypass the General Tso’s chicken and such and instead delve into the hearty, sometimes electrifying Sichuan dishes. This menu lists page after page of pot stickers and steamed buns, pork-laden Chinese greens and eggplant, and clay-pot cauldrons of simmered beef pulsing with “wild and hot” peppers that literally tingle on your tongue. Elsewhere in the densely developed Fat City district, there’s Korea House (3547 18th St., Metairie, 504-8880654), where you can cook your own garlicky, marinated bulgogi-style beef on table-mounted grills; Cafe Equator (2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504888-4772; for Thai cuisine; and Kanno California Style Sushi Bar (3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 504-455-5730), a hidden gem for Japanese food. Though his tiny sushi bar is short on creature comforts, chef Hidetoshi “Elvis” Suzuki assembles unique plates like swordfish sashimi and Dijon tuna.




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(2501 Leon C. Simon Blvd., 504Alexis Ruiz brings out the food — and 288-3939) is a relatively new spot the smiles — at Munch Factory. that carries on its owners’ long PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER Creole family restaurant tradition. This is a place for dark, full-flavored file gumbos, stewed okra with shrimp and market than restaurant (there are no sausage, liver and onions in a rich brown seats), but it’s still an essential part of gravy, fried chicken and stuffed peppers the Gentilly food scene. Run by longtime with gooey mac and cheese. commercial fisherman Craig Zimmer and Zimmer’s Seafood (4915 St. Anthony his family, this place sources immaculate Ave., 504-282-7150) is more seafood shrimp for the boiling pot and the fryer, and the po-boys are made on seeded Italian loaves baked around the corner at John Gendusa’s Bakery. New Orleans has always been a great bar town, but more recently it’s been growing into a town with great bar food, too, as young chefs take over tavern kitchens and explore the possibilities. There’s often little indication from the street of what might be cooking inside these finds, and that’s certainly the case with Siberia and the Hi-Ho Lounge, two St. Roch music clubs that are practically next door to each other. Inside the hard-rocking Siberia is a Slavic soul food window called Kukhnya (2227 St. The shrimp and crawfish combo keeps seafood lovers coming back to Sal’s Seafood. PHOTO BY IAN MCNULTY


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 19 Claude Ave., 504-265-8855), which serves pierogi, blini, beef Stroganoff and vegetarian beet Reubens. A few paces down the street, the Hi-Ho has the look of a vintage New Orleans barroom, but it has a very modern food focus thanks to the Wandering Buddha (2239 St. Claude Ave., 504-945-9428;, which serves all-vegan Korean cuisine. Order a pint, peruse flyers for upcoming gigs and get dishes like scallion pancakes, ssambap lettuce wraps and stir-fried rice cakes with kimchi. Mid-City has become another hotbed for great but unheralded bar food. Proceed to the rear of Holy Ground Irish Pub to find Edible Alchemy (3340 Canal St., 504-252-0343), where Thomas Mack makes “Irish nachos” from hand-cut potato chips and chorizo burgers that ooze spicy juices. A few blocks away, very much off the beaten path, the bar Twelve Mile Limit uses a door buzzer to control the entrance, while Shortall’s BBQ (500 S. Chef Thomas Mack and bartender John LaTour show off their special Irish nachos and chorizo burger at Edible Alchemy inside the Holy Ground Irish Pub. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER




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BEYOND SUPERDOME The NFL occupies the French Quarter and Central Business District for a week of fan events before Super Bowl XLVII. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


he City of New Orleans has rolled out its heavily publicized red carpet for the throngs of visitors touching down for the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras monster — cheekily named “Super Gras” (“Super Fat”) by locals on social media (and unironically by the Associated Press). Now it’s the National Football League’s turn. The promised week of Super Bowl-related activities begins, with dozens of fan activities scheduled throughout downtown. The biggest is the annual NFL Experience, a “pro football theme park, and the largest of its kind anywhere in the world,” says spokesman Noah Gold. The five-day event, held inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, is the NFL’s 21st. It first kicked off in 1991 and visited New Orleans in 1997 and 2002, though Gold says this year’s NFL Experience is “bigger than it has ever been.” The event occupies more than 850,000 square feet inside the convention center from Wednesday, Jan. 30, through Sunday, Feb. 3, when the Super Bowl begins. It’ll open at the convention center’s multi-million-

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dollar grand entrance makeover, where the Vince Lombardi trophy leads a procession through dozens of interactive fan activities, NFL Hall of Fame exhibits, food, music and 75 other installations. It serves as a place for both kids and families — there are free autograph sessions with more than 100 NFL players, and NFL Play 60 will host youth football clinics where coaches and athletes will teach kids about proper tackling techniques and fitness. The NFL Rush Zone recreates a miniature version of NFL games. “It’s the adults who have more fun and get into it more,” Gold says. “Once they’re out there trying to kick a field goal, they don’t realize how elated they are.” The NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame will focus largely on the host city’s team — there will be New Orleans Saints memorabilia, from “old jerseys, old helmets, the evolution of the game from start to finish and what it will be like in the future,” Gold says. The NFL Experience also will host a sports memorabilia show and live auctions, celebrity football games and live broadcasts from the NFL Network. Tickets are $25 and $20 for children 12 and under. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at Hall H inside the convention center, the Bridgestone Media Center Fan Gallery opens as a free behindthe-scenes look at media members conducting player

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interviews and broadcasting live. Tickets are available hourly while supplies last. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, inside the Superdome, Super Bowl Media Day opens to the public — hundreds of correspondents from sports networks and other media will interview players and plan coverage, while fans will receive a radio to tune in to live coverage on the NFL Network, where they can listen to player interviews around the Dome. New Orleans Saints Malcolm Jenkins and Darren Sproles will attend. Media Day doors open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $25. Along the Mississippi River, Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard will host Super Bowl Jazz Fest — a free fourday music and food festival curated by New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival honcho Quint Davis, who says the NFL will make Super Bowl Boulevard an annual tradition in other Super Bowl host cities. From Jackson Square to Canal Street along the river, the festival will “present the culture of New Orleans to the world,” Davis says. Headliners on the fest’s four stages include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bonerama, Rebirth Brass Band and more than 40 other New Orleans artists. Super Bowl Boulevard also will host 12 “parades,” and 17 restaurants will serve more than 50 dishes, including fried oysters, crab





The Vince Lombardi Trophy room at the NFL Experience. PHOTO COURTESY NFL

Of course Super Bowl attracts high-profile stars, the emcees of thousanddollar dinners, private parties and places to be seen. At the “Bud Light Hotel” (aka the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, which makes the switch for one week only), Rolling Stone magazine hosts a private concert with rappers Pitbull and Flo Rida, hosted by Nick Cannon, on Friday, Feb. 1. FOX Sports host Jay Glazer hosts Moves Magazine’s sixth annual Super Bowl party at Metropolitan on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Justin Timberlake, Mark Cuban and Questlove host the DirecTV Super Saturday Night, a star-studded, invite-only event (and Timberlake’s first concert in five years) on Saturday, Feb. 2. Meanhwile, television networks VH1 and CMT host live concerts from the Sugar Mill; fans can register for tickets. Train headlines VH1’s “Best Super Bowl Concert Ever,” hosted by Michael Strahan and Carrie Keagan, on Friday, Feb. 1. Journey and Rascal Flatts headline CMT’s Crossroads at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Fans can register for tickets at NFL Honors hosts its second annual live primetime award show at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Saturday, Feb. 2. The event salutes the league’s top players and coaches and the best games and plays of the 2012-2013 season. Alec Baldwin hosts, and New Orleans’ Soul Rebels Brass Band will serve as the house band. The two-hour show will air nationally from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. that night.

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cakes, crawfish pie, and shrimp and grits. Vaucresson’s Sausage Company will prepare a “Creole hot dog” for kids, Davis says. Sponsors Chevron, Verizon, Xbox and others will open interactive fan tents, and glowing Super Bowl numerals (XLVII) will float on a 105-foot-long barge on the riverfront. The festival is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It closes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, when the Super Bowl begins. Across the street, Jackson Square will host CBS — which dubs the historic square “Super Bowl Park” for the week. The network will broadcast a bulk of its live programming from the heart of Jackson Square, including The Talk and The Late Show With Craig Ferguson. CBS This Morning will broadcast live Thursday through Saturday, and CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley and CBS Evening News Saturday will broadcast live Friday and Saturday. Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer will kick off the network’s game-day programming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.



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FOR SUPER BOWL VISITORS Lil Wayne will perform at the GQ party — a can’t-miss on Sedrick Ellis’ Super Bowl fun list.


GAMBIT: What two restaurants are must-visits for Super Bowl fans? Ellis: GW Fins is a spot that I take my friends and family to when they are visiting from out of town. It is a very nice restaurant in the French Quarter with great food. They don’t try to do too much with the fish, which is refreshing, and it is flown in from all over the world. Definitely my favorite spot for seafood. I recommend the lobster dumplings — oh, and the apple pie, too. Mr. John’s Ristorante has the best steak in the city, USDA prime served sizzling in butter. They stay true to New Orleans style, however something unique is that besides the steaks, it is an Italian menu. It is a great mix of tastes with a cool atmosphere. Make sure to get a reservation; the line can be out the door on the weekend. G: What two spots are the best places for nightlife in New Orleans? E: Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar. I am a born and raised southern California guy, so this spot is one of my favorites. The owners also hail from SoCal, and they have really brought the beach to the city. There is always a great vibe, with good-looking people. It’s a great place

to watch a game or just to hang out after. Oh, and I definitely recommend the fish tacos. Jackson Brewery has a great location right on the (Mississippi) riverfront and has a great mix of people — locals and tourists. You can chill or dance; it really has something for everyone. G: What two things should no one miss — even during the Super Bowl? E: Bourbon Street is kind of an obvious answer for this, but it is really something you should see when you are in New Orleans, even during Super Bowl. I’m sure they will be hosting events and it will be really crowded, but fun. It’s a can’t-miss. St. Louis Cathedral is iconic to New Orleans and it sits right in Jackson Square, which is a great area. It is one of those landmarks that is a must-see, because it really defines New Orleans and the history behind the city. G: And what are your must-do Super Bowl activities during the week leading up to the big game? E: The NFL Experience is always a fan favorite at the Super Bowl. It is great for families and kids because you get to go inside the NFL. They have games, displays, football clinics, autograph sessions and other activities that most people could never experience. The GQ party Saturday night is one of the hardest parties to get in to every year, but if you can get in, it is star-studded. This year New Orleans native Lil Wayne is performing, making it an even more difficult party to get in. Spend the money, it will be worth it.

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ew Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis has explored his adopted city during the five years since the Black and Gold grabbed him in the first round of the 2008 draft. He was the seventh pick overall that year and earned All-Rookie honors. Ellis started all 16 games in the 2012 season, making 36 tackles. He talked with Gambit about what he likes to do off the field.

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ew Orleans has hosted 10 Super Bowls — yet there have only been two halftime shows that have featured New Orleans-born artists. With apologies to this year’s performers, Beyonce and, possibly, Destiny’s Child, I’ve come up with a playlist of 10 songs by New Orleans-based artists that are perfect for a Who Dat’s living room halftime party …

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1. “Knock With Me, Rock With Me” – Lil Rascals Brass Band. The New Orleans music scene is filled with high-energy crowd-pleasers, but for my money, nothing gets a party going better than Glen David Andrews singing over the Lil Rascals’ infectious horn loops. 2. “Here Come the Girls” – Ernie K-Doe. The Emperor of the Universe has a vast catalogue from which to choose, but for the Super Bowl, I have to go with one of his gems. The marching band-inspired beat mixed with K-Doe’s crooning makes for the perfect party platter. 3. “Treme Song” – John Boutte. CBS no doubt will inundate its Super Bowl coverage with stereotypical New Orleans imagery. But for a more nuanced view of life in the Big Easy, look no further than Boutte’s 2008 jam that turned into the title track for the HBO series.




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THE COMMISH Dear Commissioner Goodell, So you’re finally here. You’ve no doubt looked forward to a warm, glowing reception in New Orleans from the moment you heard about the “DO NOT SERVE” signs with your picture on them popping up at local bars and restaurants. You’re likely worried a second line awaits you at Super Bowl XLVII, ready to mourn your lost reputation. That’s understandable. After all, you’re aware most of us blame you at least in part (but mostly, directly) for the anomalous travesty that was the 2012 New Orleans Saints season. See, we were hoping the Saints would be the first NFL team ever to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. After a stellar 2011 season, we had reason to hope. But in 2012, you swooped in with harsh punishments for a bounty scandal. Before your drive to make an example had a chance to be thwarted by Paul Tagliabue, the courts and karma, the Saints’ season was all but doomed. Still, we kept the faith. But instead of a capacity hometown crowd booing you at the coin toss, we’re faced with another neutral bowl, albeit the first championship where a host city views the commissioner as a pariah. Perhaps you’re wondering why a city can get so riled up over what is ultimately a business franchise. Well, allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Saints fans. Vibrant, irrational and unsinkable — much like New Orleans itself. All teams say their fan bases are the most rabid, but few are as organic as the one you’ll find right here. The Saints have never belonged to anyone else, nor could they. And the feeling is mutual — many players settle in this crazy town for life after they’ve played their last, and they’re family. Our fanhood often blurs the line between team and city — and beyond. When was the last time you saw a T-shirt with a spiked helmet that read, “Defend Cincinnati”? Would Dallas Cowboys fans ever call their quarterback Romosus? How many citizens, ravaged by one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, would promptly think, “Please don’t let our team vacate to San Antonio”? Saints fans aren’t fair-weather fans; we’re all-weather fans. For decades, you knew a real Saints fan because there was no other kind. We didn’t have a winning tradition, and we weren’t particularly lovable losers. In better years, we got lost in the middle of the pack. But we still cheered for our team week after week. It could have gone on forever like that.

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But then something happened. The Saints started winning. First in flashes. And then, regularly. They almost got to the Super Bowl. Then they did, and won it. After decades of losing, we finally tasted the sweet gravy of winning. And with winning comes the inevitable backlash. For the first time ever, the Saints were a target. It was a nice problem to have, but unfamiliar territory for our humble, small-market team. So when you swung the hammer down on our franchise, it was hard not to take it personally. That’s how you became, in the eyes of New Orleans, the catalyst of our team’s downfall in 2012, as well as the singular embodiment of everything wrong with the NFL’s wellintentioned safety efforts. On the other hand, New Orleans is also known for its hospitality. We welcome and embrace visitors from all over the world — even Atlanta Falcons fans. We have too many spectacular attractions and hidden treasures to show anyone a bad time. Like you, we want our first title game in a decade to be a success. We respect that you have a job to do. So enjoy your visit here. But don’t be surprised if you detect an undercurrent of grumbling. That’s just us, in the words of our formerly exiled coach, doing our job. It’s nothing to worry about, because New Orleans has no plans for revenge on Super Bowl Sunday. We’re saving that for the field next season. Yours, Ian — Ian McGibboney is a Louisiana native who blogs at “Not Right About Anything” ( and can be found on Twitter: @ianyourhead.



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COMBAT FOOTBALL FATIGUE If the Super Bowl swarm has fogged your music planning, here are 10 shows to get you through the week. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 Rebirth Brass Band Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St., 504-866-9359; The concert week begins with a staple: the Grammy Award-winning brass band that packs an Oak Street bar on a weekday. Tickets $15.

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9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 The Wasted Lives AllWays Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave., 504-2185778; The St. Claude Avenue bar turns full honky-tonk. The classic country and Western swing outfit The Wasted Lives hosts a weekly potluck “jamboree,” with guests Snake Leg Rounders and Lonesome Dangers. Tickets $5.


11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 Curren$y’s Jet Lounge House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; The perpetually high New Orleans rapper hosts a weekly showcase featuring familiar faces from his Jet Life crew, with special guests. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 Honey Island Swamp Band Maple Leaf Bar The self-described “bayou Americana” quintet melds soulful Gulf Coast blues and vintage vibes.

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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Colin Lake joins the bill. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 The Ghost Wolves, Toast Beards, Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave., 504-265-8855; Texas guitar and drum girl and guy duo The Ghost Wolves (a reverse White Stripes with raw slide guitar and thunderclap drums) meets Louisiana bayou psychedelic burn-out blues brothers Toast Beards, capped off with a New Orleans burlesque troupe. Tickets $6. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 Drew Brees Hurricane Sandy Relief concert feat. Nelly and Swizz Beatz House of Blues Nelly and Swizz Beatz headline this high-rollers benefit — and if you can’t swing the cool $1,000 pricetag ... 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 Lost Bayou Ramblers and T-kette One Eyed Jacks (615 Toulouse St., 504-569-8361; Grammy-nominated Cajun rock band The Lost Bayou Ramblers dropped the appropriately titled Mammoth Waltz in 2012, featuring Dr. John, Gordon Gano and Scarlett Johansson. Lafayette’s T-kette is an all-girl fuzzy postpunk trio. Tickets $10. The Lost Bayou Ramblers bring their Cajun Rock to One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter Friday.

Rebirth Brass Band plays its Grammy Awardwinning music at the Maple Leaf Bar in the Riverbend Tuesday.

10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 The New Orleans Bingo! Show d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; The sideshow cabaret and jazz-backed game show casts slapstick, burlesque, clowns and bingo inside the Frenchmen Street club. Tickets $10. 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners with Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgz Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-8477; The legendary Meters bassist performs with New Orleans trumpeter Shamarr Allen and his rock- and hip-hop-inspired funk outfit. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 Blowfly and Guitar Lightnin’ Lee Siberia Clarence “Blowfly” Reid is the original foul-mouthed MC and a glitter-caped funk wizard. He headlines with New Orleans bluesman Guitar Lightnin’ Lee. Tickets $15.

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he thought that the Atlanta Falcons could potentially be the NFC’s representative in the New Orleanshosted Super Bowl really didn’t set in for me as a nightmare that actually could come true until the 13th week of the NFL season, when the New Orleans Saints played their rival in Atlanta on a Thursday after being welcomed to the city by egg-hurling Hartsfield-Jackson airport employees the previous night. “Man, I haven’t given this a lot of thought, but how awful would it be if the Falcons made it to the Super Bowl in New Orleans,” I said to a friend between Drew Brees’ fourth and fifth interceptions as we watched the game in a bar. The look he returned in response was not unlike the look he’d likely flash if I’d told him that Charles Manson had been paroled and was looking at property in his neighborhood. When I brought it up with other friends, their reactions were equally horrified, along the lines of, “Oh God, I don’t want to even think about that,” and “No ... just no,” and “I feel like you just told me that my wife might be having an affair with my boss.” By that point in the season the Falcons were 10-1, well on their way to locking up home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Their only loss came at the hands of the Saints in a particularly unhinged Superdome earlier in the year, so it’s not as if the Falcons playing for the championship in the Superdome was beyond possibility. In fact, the chances of the Falcons — at the time sporting the best record in the NFL — making it all the way to the Super Bowl were quite good. Nevertheless, it was a possibility that my friends and I — and I suspect scores of other Saints fans — effectively had blocked from our minds altogether. We simply couldn’t bring ourselves to entertain such a ghastly scenario, so we repressed the thought of the Dirty Birds and their fans invading New Orleans to a place deep within our collective subconsciousness, much like a person who dreads going to the dentist might do when they first feel pain after biting into something. Part of the reason for this is Saints fans have looked forward to the 2012-2013 season since the day it was announced New Orleans would host this season’s Super Bowl. We were convinced that the Black and Gold would be the first NFL team to participate in a Super Bowl it was hosting. Bountygate poured cold water on our optimism, but we still believed it could happen and we held out hope as long as we could. “If they can just get in as a wild card, they can go on a run and make it to the Super Bowl in the Dome, and Oh my God, it’s going to be soooo awesome,” was a dream of every Who Dat. Not until that Thursday night game in Atlanta did it become painfully apparent that, barring a minor mathematical miracle

and the answered prayers of every nun in Tom Benson’s skybox, all of those dreams would come crumbling down. Even worse than the Saints not playing in a Super Bowl in New Orleans was the fact that the Falcons — the freaking Falcons — might be there instead. The unsettling possibility that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might actually hand the Lombardi Trophy to Falcons owner Arthur Blank in the Dome became a cause for panic, the icing on the crap cake that was the Saints’ 2012 season. And so it was that we all found ourselves placing our collective psychological well-being in the hands of a team coached by Pete Carroll, a man I’m sure, if he were to have a near-death experience, would, upon his return to lucidity, testify to seeing towering flames on the other side rather than bright white lights. Carroll and his Seattle Seahawks failed to deep-fry the Dirty Birds, but they almost did! Almost. Along the way Fox’s cameras caught Carroll appearing to lie about having called a timeout to ice his kicker. It didn’t work, just as it never does, and Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant drilled a field goal to win the game. In the end, we gained nothing by pulling for Carroll, but we all lost a little bit of dignity. It’s the price you pay, I guess. The following week brought the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, a team that, under different


— Brett Michael Dykes (aka Cajun Boy) is a New York Times contributor, editor-inchief of and a lifelong Saints fan.

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circumstances, would be about as welcome in New Orleans as a citywide bed bug infestation. A friend even likened cheering for the 49ers to beat the Falcons to pulling for Hamas to beat the Taliban. Considering it was San Francisco that stood between the Falcons and the Super Bowl, however, most of us allowed ourselves to be raving 49ers fans for one day. Hell, I would’ve considered getting a tattoo of Jim Harbaugh’s face on my ass if the Devil had come to me and promised to keep the Falcons out of the playoffs if I did. Harbaugh’s mug on my derriere wasn’t necessary, as the 49ers beat the Saints’ archrival. As soon as the game was over, my phone exploded with texts from friends, most of whom I know as religiously agnostic, who seemed to have suddenly found God. “Praise!” “Amen!” “Thank you, Jesus!” And so on. So now we won’t have to get worked up about Roddy White dining at Bubba Gump and then tweeting about how New Orleans food is overrated. We won’t have to see a clip of a fedora-clad “Matty Ice” kicking it with Channing Tatum at Saints and Sinners on Entertainment Tonight. We won’t have to hear about how Atlanta fans in town for the game are upset about having to drive to Metairie or the West Bank to find an Olive Garden, Chili’s or an Applebees. Best of all, we won’t have to worry about watching Goodell hand the Lombardi to a freshly spray-tanned Blank inside our Superdome. Instead, Atlanta fans can tuck away in their closets the Julio Jones jerseys they bought last week, and Saints fans can turn our attention to pulling for the Baltimore Ravens over the 49ers in the Harbaugh Bowl, because screw the 49ers.


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Tourists, take note: Carnival is the only time it’s acceptable to don beads in public, but repurposed as a lamp shade, the tiny plastic baubles make an enviable home accessory year round, $150 at Unique Products (2038 Magazine St., 504-529-2441;


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Instead of hotel postcards, SEND LOCAL PAPETERIE. Whether you’re dropping a note to friends back home or mailing a thank-you to your local hosts, sturdy cotton paper stock notecards, featuring a streetcar and a fleur des lis, convey your feelings with Crescent City charm, $16.50 for a pack of eight at Scriptura (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-219-1113; 5423 Magazine St., 504-897-1555;









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There are some free comedy events happening if you want to get out of Super Bowl world altogether. Tuesday’s Comedy Beast showcase at 8:30 p.m. at the Howlin’ Wolf Den (907 S. Peters St., 504-529-5844; features four stand-up comics, and the bar offers $2 Miller High Lifes and $2 tacos. Also on Tuesday, comedian Cassidy Henehan hosts the Comedy Catastrophe showcase at 10 p.m. at Lost Love Lounge (2529 Dauphine St. 504-944-2009; www., which features a $2 Tecate beer special for the night and a menu of Vietnamese food. The House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; hosts an openmic comedy show at 8 p.m. Tuesday and a stand-up showcase at 8 p.m. Thursday. Use this lull in Uptown Carnival parades to plan your Mardi Gras costume. Local costuming groups present a program on costuming at the East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 504-838-1190; The groups discuss how to put costumes together and how to costume on a budget. DJ Soul Sister hosts a free screening of Still Bill, a documentary about soul legend Bill Withers, for her free Musically Speaking series at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Press Street’s Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.; The event includes free refreshments and a cash bar. Punk bands Joystick, Vapo-Rats, Bujie and the Highrise, Squirt Gun Warriors, I’m Fine, The Worst and The Decline play a free show at Dragon’s Den (435 Esplanade Ave., 504-949-1750) at 9 p.m. Feb. 2. The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park hosts free concerts at its visitor center (916 N. Peters St., 504-589-4841; and performance venue in the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave., 504-568-6993). Joe Ashlar plays at the Mint at noon Jan. 30, Navy Band New Orleans brass band plays at the Mint at 3 p.m. Jan. 31, and children’s performer Johnette Downing plays at the visitor center at 11 a.m. Feb. 1. Children are invited to bring their own instruments and play with the Storyville Stompers Brass Band at the park’s Music for All Ages program, held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Perseverance Hall in Armstrong Park (N. Rampart Street at St. Philip Street).

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here are plenty of high-roller dinners and gala events — both affiliated with the Super Bowl and not — happening around the big game. If you can’t afford to attend a high-priced charity concert or $500-a-plate brunch, check out these free events happening around New Orleans. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Tab Benoit, Rebirth Brass Band, Amanda Shaw, Charmaine Neville, Bonerama and many others perform at Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard, a free four-day festival along the Mississippi River between Jackson Square and the Aquarium of the Americas. Parades and second lines also will roll through the festival, and 17 restaurants will serve food at the event. (The food is not free.) Visit for the full schedule. CMT and VH1 host concerts at the Sugar Mill (1021 Convention Center Blvd., 504-586-0004; that will air live on those channels. Train performs at VH1’s Best Super Bowl Concert Ever on Feb. 1. The live taping of CMT’s Crossroads on Feb. 2 features Rascal Flatts and Journey. You can register for free tickets to the concerts at Snoop Dogg, Chace Crawford, Josh Hutcherson and other celebrities compete against current and former NFL players in a flag football game at DirectTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl on Feb. 2 at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World (1350 Port of New Orleans Place, 504-361-7821; “Tailgating” inside Mardi Gras World, which will be transformed into an indoor beach with games, activities and a concert by Chris Young, begins at 9 a.m. The game starts at 1 p.m. There also are some opportunities to give back to the community. The Super Bowl-sanctioned Rebuilding Together: Kickoff to Rebuild event on Feb. 1 provides a chance for volunteers to help with home renovations in the McClendonville neighborhood of Algiers (an extra incentive to do good: current and former NFL players as well as “wellknown national celebrities” are slated to attend). Visit for details. On Feb. 2, the Super Saturday Day of Service has volunteers help out at sites around town, including Pontchartrain Park and the flood-damaged community center Hunter’s Field. The event concludes with parties, food and music at each site. Visit for details.



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Cheryll Goodman, mother of Priorities owner Marloe Goodman D’agostino, is the store’s no. 1 customer. PHoTo by CHeryl Gerber

Playing the part of stylist, D’Agostino won’t let her customers walk out the door without looking and feeling their best. To convince a regular customer that she’d look much better in leggings than the baggy sweats she walked in with, D’Agostino borrowed a pair of black boots from a neighboring boutique to show how flattering the leggings could be when balanced with the proper footwear. Another longtime customer came in wearing Priorities sweatpants she’d bought 10 years ago and walked out in an updated boot-cut yoga pant. D’Agostino says she enjoys going to work to hang out with her clients, sipping wine and doling out words of encouragement. offering a keen eye for fit, suggestions about going up or down a size and emotional support when a customer doesn’t feel confident about her body type, she’s less of a salesman and more of personal shopper and style therapist. Anyone can come in and get the royal treatment, but there’s one rule by which Priorities customers must abide: “If you say the F-word (fat), you’ll get kicked out of here,” D’Agostino says.

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riorities (5523 Magazine St., 504-899-2212; www. owner Marloe Goodman D’Agostino says the slogan that best represents her business is “Activewear that goes anywhere.” Having worked at the store for 20 years and owned it for 16, she’s witnessed the evolution of athletic clothing from leotards and neon legwarmers to multifunctional basics. “Workout wear goes a lot further than it used to,” D’Agostino says. “I pride myself on good fabrics that don’t shrink and don’t fade.” For D’Agostino, the hi-tech, perspiration-wicking fabrics are just as important as the feeling of confidence the stylish cuts inspire in the wearer. From golf shorts and flirty tennis skirts to basic layering tanks and sports bras, she chooses clothes that integrate into a woman’s existing wardrobe and her hectic lifestyle. This way, customers can go straight from the yoga mat to the grocery store without having to bring another set of clothes. “If you’re not sweaty from a … run, you can go and run your errands,” D’Agostino says. Dressing up the pieces is easy. Slim black pants can go from an aerobics class to a dinner date with the addition of high heels or a satin blouse. T-shirts and tanks moonlight as blouses with accessories or a cardigan.


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The latest addition to the booming Bywater restaurant scene opened last week in the riverfront apartment complex Rice Mill Lofts. Mariza (2900 Chartres St., 504-598-5700; www.marizaneworleans. com) is described as an Italian-influenced neighborhood bistro, and it’s the latest from chef Ian Schnoebelen and Laurie Casebonne, the owners of the French Quarter standout Iris (321 N. Peters St., 504-299-3944; Schnoebelen and Casebonne are aiming for a more laidback approach with Mariza, which they envision as a spot for an any-night dinner or a place for friends to share a plate of salumi and a bottle of wine. Most dishes are between $7 and $16. The menu begins with crostini and bruschetta, meat and cheese plates and salads. There are a few pizza options, papardelle with duck ragout, black fettuccine (colored and flavored with squid ink) and a short list of entrees, including whole fish preparations. A raw bar features oysters and different types of seafood carpaccio, and there’s a full bar. Mariza serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Mariza’s owners are longtime Bywater residents and restaurant industry PAGE 59

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ipe insulation for your Mardi Gras costume, cathode lighting for your homemade shopping cart float, plastic cigars and DayGlo panties by the gross for your truck parade — Carnival prep can present some peculiar shopping lists. Shoppers can knock out many such Carnival needs among the specialized suppliers located off Jefferson Highway. If lunch also is on the list, Crabby Jack’s sits in the middle of all this and fits right in by mixing both the essential and exotic elements of New Orleans cravings. Duck is treated like roast beef, pulled into strands and slippery, round chunks, doused with a thin, brown jus and piled onto a Gendusa po-boy loaf. Drum fish is either encased in blue-corn taco shells or blackened and served with a surprisingly deft butter sauce. Oddities like calamari po-boys share the menu board with throwbacks like stuffed mirliton. The commercial seafood distributor next door provides the shrimp used in old-school shrimp Creole or shellacked with a mac-and-cheese-style cream sauce with pasta shells and tasso. These shrimp also are dumped by the quart into king-size po-boys that look less like one person’s lunch and more like a photo from a public relations campaign for Louisiana’s abundant fisheries. Take one of these to the parade route and you can feed half the party. Jacques Leonardi of Jacques-Imo’s Cafe opened Crabby Jack’s in 2002. It’s the straightforward, lunchroom version of his loose and clamorously popular Oak Street restaurant, and it shares some of the same raffish spirit. Crabby Jack’s also ranked near the top of the chart for violations of restaurant health codes between 2008 and 2012 in a recent analysis by The Times-Picayune. But that news was evidently shrugged off by lunch regulars — warehouse workers, medical staff in Ochsner scrubs and budget-stretching college students — and it hasn’t swayed my affection for the place. Frankly, I’m more concerned about the fried chicken. The late Creole chef Austin Leslie once ran the fryer at Jacques-Imo’s, and Crabby Jack’s has access to his acclaimed fried-chicken recipe. But recent batches I had were disappointing, and Leslie’s trademark topping of dill pickle and persillade (a garlic/parsley garnish) were missing — so was evidence of seasoning in the oily coating. The paneed rabbit po-boy, once a specialty, is gone, but an excellent new addition fills the gap: barbecued brisket with a touch of sweetness, a lot of smoke and enough peppery juice to make any other sandwich seem dainty. Soft drinks, the only beverage choice, come in oversized plastic cups emblazoned with Leonardi’s mug. Over the years they’ve accumulated in kitchen cabinets all over town, and they come out each Carnival season, carrying

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interview veterans who together made the most of post-Hurricane Katrina opportunity. Before the storm, they both worked at Lilette (3637 Magazine St., 504895-1636;, where Schnoebelen was sous chef and Casebonne worked in the front of the house. Within weeks of the storm, they began planning their own restaurant, and Iris opened in early 2006. Within a year, Food+Wine Magazine named Schnoebelen one of the nation’s top new chefs. In 2008, they moved the restaurant from its original spot in the Carrollton area to a larger space in the French Quarter.

New in Old Metairie

Pop-up previews Purloo

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (Riverwalk Marketplace, 504569-0405; is expected to move into its new home in Central City sometime later this year, and when it does it will be home to Purloo, a Southern-style restaurant and bar with chef Ryan Hughes at the helm. Until then, Hughes is running a weekly pop-up each Wednesday in the Creole Gardens Guesthouse (1415 Prytania St., 504569-8700). Each edition features a five-course tasting menu focusing on a different genre of Southern cuisine. This week, it’s the cooking of the Mississippi Delta. The evening starts at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and wine before dinner at 7 p.m. The prix fixe dinner costs $48, or $78 with wine pairings. Purloo is being planned as an integral part of the new home for the Southern



he Super Bowl is a huge marketing opportunity for national brands, and this year the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board ( will have some skin in the game. The board’s latest national promotional campaign, launched last year, is being funded by BP as part of its response to the company’s oil disaster in the gulf of Mexico. Along with local food company Zatarain’s, the board is co-sponsoring the Super Bowl media center, which is expected to host 5,000 journalists from 20 countries this week. : Representatives from the board traveled to last year’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis. What did they learn that you’re applying now? Smith: What we learned was doing anything with the Super Bowl is expensive. The NFL has a lot of control over all the assets, and the price tag for doing something can go into the millions. We thought the most cost-effective way for us to get our message out is with the media center. It’s not so much what the public will see, but the behind-the-scenes work. We’re working with the influencers, trying to pique their interest in a bunch of different stories — a day in the life of a chef, meeting our fishermen, visiting a seafood processor. : Is it significant that the contending Super Bowl teams come from coastal cities? S: San Francisco and Baltimore are great food cities and great seafood cities, and that plays really well with the media stories taking shape now. It helps turn the spotlight on Louisiana seafood. Our job is getting the Louisiana seafood name out there and getting cameras to show people enjoying our seafood. When we can show that, that’s as good as it gets.

: How important is the role that local chefs play in your marketing campaign? S: I love our chefs. They’ve helped us after each crisis. When you give them an opportunity to shine, they shine. Our job is to roll out the hospitality, and our chefs are really good at that, maybe the best in the world at that. It’s not just knowing how to cook the food, but they know how to make people feel special, it’s how they serve people and talk with them, that’s the hospitality they embody.

Food & Beverage Museum, which is redeveloping a property at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Hughes sums up his style for Purloo as “American Southern cuisine with a classical French accent.” For reservations at Purloo’s pop-up, call (404) 290-0613 or e-mail

Italian Street Food in Metairie

If the notion of Italian street food brings to mind snacks found in a picturesque piazza or along some Roman alley, the scene at Romano Italian Street Food (4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-872-9992; may require a little adjustment. Located near Clearview Parkway and one of Metairie’s busiest intersections, this is not exactly a pedestrian’s paradise. But this new eatery does perform with the speed and ease of street food, using a fast-casual formula with customers ordering directly from the prep line. The menu is short — diners pick angel hair pasta, salad or flat-bread sandwiches – but long on customized options, with a variety of

meats, sauces and dressings customers choose as servers prepare their meal. The list of toppings runs from whole roasted garlic cloves to shaved fennel. All dishes are under $10. Romano Italian Street Food opened in early January along a stretch of Veterans Memorial Boulevard where a number of national chain restaurants have set up shop lately. But this concept is a local one, says manager Melissa Simon, and it’s designed for expansion. “We’d like to grow with other locations all over New Orleans and in other states, but this is our first one,” she says. Beyond the build-your-own pastas, salads and sandwiches, there are just a few other items. Most significant is piadina stuffed with mozzarella, Parmesan and red sauce, which resembles a small pizza. Piadina is a thin, cracker-crisp bread, which the kitchen converts into a sort of Italian-style wrap for its sandwiches. The same bread is also made into chips served with a variety of dips for another side dish. Romano Italian Street Food serves lunch and dinner daily, and diners can order online in advance.

FIVE rabbIt dIShES

Borgne 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860 Rabbit sausage with orecchiette pasta and rapini is a Wednesday lunch special.

Brigtsen’s Restaurant 723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610 Paneed rabbit with a sesame crust is served with Creole mustard sauce.

Cochon 930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123 Rabbit and dumplings is served with a hearty white gravy.

New Orleans Food & Spirits 208 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-0432; 210 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 828-2220; 2330 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-0800; Smothered rabbit with white beans is a long-running Thursday lunch special.

Patois 6078 Laurel St., (504) 895-9441 The Mississippi rabbit is prepared with pancetta, goat cheese and wild mushrooms.




“I hope he’s bringing some food tasters with him down here — or his own sandwiches.” — Sara Molony, owner of the New Orleans restaurant Kyoto, referring to Roger goodell in a recent New York Times story about the bounty sccandal-related resentment many Saints fans have expressed for the NFL commissioner. USA Today noted in a similar story that the Louisiana Restaurant Association reminded members to be courteous to NFL representatives and printed flyers for restaurants to display thanking the NFL for coming to New Orleans.

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Porter & Luke’s Restaurant (1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-875-4555; opened in the former location of Zeke’s Restaurant, and it serves a familiar, seafood-heavy menu of Creole-Italian standards plus a few updated dishes and specialties. Zeke’s once was a reliable neighborhood spot run by James “Zeke” Unangst, a gregarious man known for serenading his customers. He died shortly after Hurricane Katrina, however, and when the restaurant changed ownership, things fell off badly. In 2011, Zeke’s was featured on the reality show Kitchen Nightmares, wherein celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay tried to right the ship, but by last fall Zeke’s closed. New owners opened Porter & Luke’s in January and brought in veteran local chef Vincent Manguno. The moderately priced menu includes veal Parmesan, barbecue shrimp, po-boys, seafood platters, grilled fish and fried chicken. Specialty sandwiches run from Reubens to panini, and the appetizer list includes duck and mushroom quesadillas and a “tuna stack” with avocado and wasabi vinaigrette. Look for seasonal boiled crawfish and shrimp and daily lunch specials that run about $10. Porter & Luke’s is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday brunch is in the works.

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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.

aMeRICaN Indulge Island grIll — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemonvodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

sOMeTHIn’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. — 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. $$ Treasure Island BuFFeT — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $

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; www. — 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. $ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. — 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. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

CaFe anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; — 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, handshaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. — 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; www.cafenoma. com — 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. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. 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 PInKBerrY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 8994260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY BaYOna — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 3021485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ One resTauranT & lOunge — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe 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. $$$ MOnTrel’s BIsTrO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish,

redeMPTIOn — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ saInTs & sInners — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, po-boys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ sTeaMBOaT naTCHeZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 5691401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DeLI JIMs — 3000 Royal St., (504) 3048224 — The Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. The Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ KOsHer CaJun neW YOrK delI & grOCerY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; — 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 24-hour grocery store has a deli and woodburning 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 latenight daily. Credit cards. $ MarTIn WIne Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 8967350; — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QuarTer MasTer delI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www. — Slow-

cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

FReNCH FlaMIng TOrCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MarTInIQue BIsTrO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GOURMet tO GO BreauX MarT — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 4330333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; — 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 andrea’s resTauranT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant. com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines housemade angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and

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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. $$

dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 5220909; www.downthehatchnola. com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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. $$

red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ 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. $



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VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; — Try house specialties like vealand 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. $$

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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$





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ChIbA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.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. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKhOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www. — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. — 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. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY hERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www. — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www. — 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. $$$ RALPh’S ON ThE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 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, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ ZAChARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN bAbYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www. — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. 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; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ ThE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., (504) 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and

others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; — 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. $$

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KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 4886582; — 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. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwain-

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LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5238995; www.lucysretiredsurders. com — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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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 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. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone


and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. — 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. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www. — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme poboy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other

options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes chargrilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 5208530; www.grandislerestaurant. com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Slice (1513 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 504-897-4800; serves whole pies, calzones, salads and more. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Reservations recommended. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped wwith Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of supersized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$



MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 241-2548; — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken,

mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www.— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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presence in the original story. A team of four Mudlark Puppeteers manipulate the main characters, and the workshop participants control many of the rest of the cast. The workshop focused on skills in puppet making, story telling and costuming. Participants made their own puppets, and their characters altered the story. “There’s a menagerie of ice beasts,” Gastelum says. “One of the students created a giant ice porcupine with icy shards, and we have an ice ghoul, which is not in the original, because one student wanted to make a giant skull with a functional jaw.” The production also includes an original score by Ben Aleshire and Taylor Smith. The Snow Queen is the second production created and presented exclusively at the Marigny Opera House (The Soldier’s Tale was staged in early January). When Hurlbert and Scott King bought the deconsecrated church in August 2011, they weren’t planning to open it as a performance venue. The New Orleans Fringe Festival had presented shows in the space in recent years, and its organizers asked to use the space and secured a special permit from the city to host performances for the festival. Then Hurlbert decided to host jazz and classical music concerts, dance and opera events. A neighbor complained to the city, and the Opera House was prohibited from hosting public events because of a lack of proper permits. Plans for a dance festival and the giant puppet festival had to be changed. Performances were sponsored by the Marigny Opera House Foundation but at different venues. Hurlbert can use the space for private events, such as weddings and TV and movie shoots, but the mission of the nonprofit is to host arts events. Hurlbert eventually convinced the city to again recognize

the building as a church, which Members of the Mudlark can host public events with music. Puppeteers rehearse with He also has made a point of seekgiant puppets they created for ing the approval of the Faubourg The Snow Queen. Marigny Improvement Association PHOTO By CHEryL GErBEr for all public events. He says the city has no record of complaints in The Snow Queen more than a year. jAn In recent months, artists in resi8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. & dencies have created new works THrU 2 p.m. Sat. at the Opera House. The 9th Ward Marigny Opera fEb Opera developed the The LiebesHouse, 725 Ferlieder Project, which featured Hurldinand St.; www. bert playing piano, and presented marignyoperait at AllWays Lounge and Theatre and at a private event at the Opera House. For public events, Hurlbert Tickets $15, $10 must secure special permits from seniors/students the city. He already has one for the 2013 Giant Puppet Festival, which will be held in April and May, and other projects are in the works. He hopes to host a workshop production of Xavier University professor Dan Shore’s new opera Freedom Ride. “I never assume I am going to get a permit,” Hurlbert says. “I just go to City Hall and hope for the best.”

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he Mudlark Puppeteers are accustomed to working in the tiny confines of their Mudlark Public Theater, a converted corner store not much roomier than a long single-car garage. When company founder Pandora Gastelum had a chance to organize a puppet festival at the cavernous Marigny Opera House last year, she opted for a “giant puppet” festival, but permit problems forced the event to be moved to another venue. This week, the Mudlark Puppeteers are presenting an original adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen using some giant puppets at the Opera House, and the 2013 Giant Puppet Festival will be held there in April. The Snow Queen is the most recent collaborative work to emerge from the Marigny Opera House Foundation’s efforts to generate new performing arts pieces. The project is led by the Mudlark Puppeteers, which got a grant from the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (funded by Gambit’s Big Easy Awards) to hold a six-week workshop for participants ranging from a NOCCA student to professional visual and theater artists. Dave Hurlbert, who owns the Marigny Opera House and runs its nonprofit arts foundation, gave the project use of the space for development, rehearsals and performances. Hurlbert and Gastelum first started talking about projects when they initiated the giant puppet festival. “We were talking about our fantasies for the [Marigny Opera House],” Hurlbert says. “I thought we should do something for December. Ballets always do The Nutcracker, so what could we do? Pandora said The Snow Queen, and I said, ‘Of course.’” In The Snow Queen, a troll builds a deceptive mirror in which people see horrible reflections of themselves. He tries to raise it to heaven to trick the angels into despair, but it falls, shatters and pieces spread everywhere. The little pieces cause similar harm to those who unwittingly see its reflections. One bit of mirror comes between two children who have been longtime friends. Kai is deceived by a piece of the mirror and ends up a prisoner in the Snow Queen’s palace. When Gerda realizes he is gone, she sets off on a magical journey to find her friend. “It focuses on a little girl who overcomes by virtue of her creativity, persistence and her innocence,” Gastelum says. “She has this innocent belief that everything is possible.” Gastelum adapted the narrative and condensed what is one of Andersen’s longest stories. Many of the Mudlark’s works have been aimed more at adult audiences, but this show is family friendly. There’s a band of robbers in the piece, and she’s used the group for comic relief instead of their more scary





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Tuesday 29 Blue Nile — Open Ears Music Series, 10 Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Tommy Malone, 8 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — The Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

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Maple Leaf Bar — 101 Drummers feat. Lionel Batiste Jr., Ajay Mallory, Boubacaar Cisokko & Chris Jones, 8; Rebirth Brass Band, 11 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jenna McSwain, 6; Viper Mad, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Michael Liuzza, 10 Old U.S. Mint — Bruce Barnes & Matt Hampsey, 3 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Siberia — Nasimiyu, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Andrew McLean, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10

Wednesday 30 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — The Soundman Project, 8; Gravity A, 10

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — Michael Hebert, 7 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Michael & Ashley Lemmler, 5; Stephanie Jordan Jazz Band, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 7; Johnny Sansone, John Fohl & Seth Walker, 9:30 Circle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows, 6; Queen V, 10 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 DMac’s — Lynn Drury & Micah McKee, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Leah Rucker, 9:30 Four Points by Sheraton — New Orleans Opera Association vocalists, 7 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Domenic, 7 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9

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Some songs need no introduction. All of Blowfly’s versions still get one, Siberia, 2227 St. and how: “We gonna do something else about the late but great Otis Claude Ave., (504) Redding,” Clarence Reid informs midway through his 1971 improper 265-8855; www. debut, The Weird World of Blowfly. “He called this one ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay.’ But you know we not gonna do it like that.” Cue the relaxed bass line, the basking guitar melody and Reid, in his sweetest, lowest voice, crooning about doing a number two off Redding’s idyllic perch — in the morning sun, till the evening come. (Whether his take is any more defiling than Michael Bolton’s or Sammy Hagar’s is another matter.) It’s a weird world full of weird people, yet few weirder than the only artistic kin to both Weird Al Yankovic and 2 Live Crew: the original old dirty bastard, scatological-song supertramp and the most tasteful tasteless cover artist of all time. Like a Damon Wayans antihero gone far, far awry, Blowfly gave conspicuous cover to Reid’s baser instincts, which ran afoul of his day job as a ghostwriter for mainstream R&B acts Gwen McCrae (“Rockin’ Chair”) and KC & the Sunshine Band (“Sound Your Funky Horn”). Forty years and almost as many contorted party records later, at age 69, Reid’s profile grew substantially in 2010 after filmmaker Jonathan Furmanski featured him in an acclaimed documentary named after Blowfly’s first album. Turning 74 on Valentine’s Day, he has a decidedly non-grandfatherly new LP, Black in the Sack (PATAC), that somehow manages to out-sleaze AC/DC. Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, Super Nice Bros. and DJs D. Lefty Parker and Benny Divine open. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

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Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Young Stars feat. Calvin Johnson, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8:30 Siberia — ONUINU, Terrain, 9

Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

Three Muses — Sam Friend, 4:30; Russell Welch, 7

Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7

Vaso — Kyndra Joi & Soul Theory, 6; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers, 9

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AllWays Lounge — Erika Flowers, 10

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Banks Street Bar — The Shiz, 9

Bombay Club — Tony Seville Trio, 7 Cafe Istanbul — Tony Henry feat. Mario Abney, Nasimiyu, Chuck Perkins and others, 10 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Paul Longstreth, 5; George French Jazz Quartet, 8:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Spencer Bohren & the Whippersnappers, 8 Circle Bar — Pink Slip, Gnarltones, DiNola, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — John Cleary, 7; The New Orleans Bingo! Show, 10 page 72

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Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Revue feat. Little Freddie King & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 6; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jonathan Tankel, 9; Aside Oceans, 10 Oak — Aaron Wilkinson & Co., 9

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Twist of Lime — Surrender the Fall, Within Reason, 9 Veterans Memorial Plaza — Family Gras feat. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Blues Traveler, ZZ Ward and others, noon Woldenberg Riverfront Park — Verizon Super Bowl Boulevard concerts, 10:45 a.m.

SUNDAY 3 Ampersand — 2 Chainz, Mannie Fresh, 10:30 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, South Jones, 3; Ron Hotstream, 10 Blue Nile — Main Line, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Natural Light All-Stars, 10 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8; Original Pinettes Brass Band, 10 Little Gem Saloon — Paulin Brothers Brass Band, 10 a.m.; Little Freddie King, 9 The Maison — Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russle Batiste, midnight Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2

Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8

BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6

Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, midnight Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Patrick Cooper, 8; Jay P. Dufour, 9; La Jeder, 10

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tHRu Beware of Mr. Baker At his peak, Ginger Baker was JAN 9:30 p.m. tue.-thu. almost certainly the best drumZeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary mer of his generation, a man Arts Center, 1618 Oretha who brought wildly imaginative jazz- and African-inspired rhythms to Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 352immensely popular late-’60s rock bands 1150; Cream and Blind Faith (both featuring guitarist Eric Clapton). But the title of the documentary biopic Beware of Mr. Baker doesn’t refer to the fear he surely instilled in his professional rivals on the skins. It’s a phrase painted on a sign at the entrance of Baker’s gated South African compound, and it serves as fair warning to anyone daring enough to cross the man’s rocky path. Baker’s prowess as a musician is matched only by his abrasive and often violent personality. He mistreated wives, neglected his children and was tolerated in countless bands only because nobody else could play like him. One of the film’s many revelations about Baker’s volatile disposition comes directly from Clapton. though he still counts the drummer among his friends, Clapton makes clear that neither of the bands he shared with Baker lasted long because he didn’t feel safe around the guy. And then there’s Baker’s legendary drug use, which resulted in almost two decades of heroin addiction and couldn’t have helped Clapton with his struggles to stay sober. Winner of a Grand Jury Award at last year’s South By Southwest Film Festival, Beware of Mr. Baker begins memorably with Baker assaulting director Jay Bulger with a cane for some vaguely defined infraction. It then dives headlong into testimonials from unforgiving ex-wives and musicians who relish the chance to analyze Baker’s artistry in tandem with his bad behavior. Centered on lengthy but grudging interviews with Baker himself, the film recounts his many misadventures in a chronological examination of his life. Bulger’s work occasionally seems amateurish — animated sequences get too much screen time and sappy background music arrives on queue near the end in what almost seems like parody. But the film still manages to engage those with no previous knowledge of its subject. Watching Baker’s life story is like coming across a five-car pileup on the highway — the destruction is undeniably compelling but you hope everyone survived. For all his flaws, Baker stayed true to his artistic path. He moved to Nigeria at the height of his career in 1971 for musical reasons, largely for the chance to play with the great Fela Kuti long before the rest of the world knew his name. (Baker eventually left Nigeria in a hail of gunfire intended solely for him.) Fittingly, Beware of Mr. Baker’s opening statement and closing benediction come from John Lydon — formerly known as Johnny Rotten, of Sex Pistols fame — a man with some real-world expertise on antagonistic behavior. Lydon is comically dismissive of anyone who doesn’t appreciate Baker for his art alone. It’s not hard to see his point. — KEN KORMAN

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specIaL screenIngs AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (NR) — Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr star in the 1957 romance about a couple that falls in love and agrees to meet at the Empire State Building in six months. 10 a.m. Sunday and Feb. 6, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787;

The Loneliest Plane In director Julia Loktev’s film, Alex (Gael Garcia Bernal), Nica (Hani Furstenberg) and a guide trek into the rugged mountains of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia where an unexpected incident threatens to change their relationship forever. BEWARE OF MR. BAKER (NR) — Jay Bulger’s documentary on Cream drummer Ginger Baker features John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Mickey Hart, Femi Kuti and other musicians. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; THE LONELIEST PLANET (NR) — An engaged couple goes backpacking through the Caucasus Mountains, and a brief but important encounter threatens their relationship. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992

THE APARTMENT (NR) — A struggling insurance clerk discovers he can earn money and improve his status by lending out his apartment to executives and their mistresses, but complications arise from the situation. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.

OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS — the theater screens Inocente, Kings Point, Mondays at Racine, Open Heart and Redemption. Tickets $8.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $10.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania. com

ARMY OF DARKNESS (R) — In the third installment of the Evil Dead trilogy, a man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D. where he must battle an army of the dead. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787;

PRINCESS MONONOKE (PG-13) — the 1997 anime fantasy follows an outsider who finds himself in the middle of a war between the supernatural guardians of a forest and the residents of a colony who consume its

resources. 7 p.m. Thursday and noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 581-5400; www. SISTER (NR) — A 12-yearold decides to provide for his sister and himself by stealing ski equipment from a luxury ski resort and reselling it, and soon he gets in over his head. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; STILL BILL (NR) — Damani Baker and Alex Vlack’s documentary is an intimate look at soul legend Bill Withers. the screening is part of DJ Soul Sister’s Musicall Speaking series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; www. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 6411889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 8933044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, (504) 527-6012

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OPENING ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — “shades of solitude,” works by Cheri ben-iesau, jewelry by belle bijoux, sculpture by reuben Cheatem, works by Hernan Caro, through february. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Zelma,” works on painted and incised aluminum panel by mitchell lonas, through march 30. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; — “mardi gras and other street parades,” a group exhibition of Carnival art, through february. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. — glass sculpture by Jay thrash, metal and glass sculpture by teri and Chad and copper enameled jewelry by Cathy DeYoung, through february. opening reception 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. saturday. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Urban Visions,” graphite and colored pencil with newsprint by grover mouton, through feb. 23. opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. saturday. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “a Year and some Change,” photographs by ryan Hodgson-rigsbee, through april 6. opening reception 7 p.m. to midnight saturday.


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JAN GILBERT AND JANA NAPOLI STUDIO. 511 Royal St., third floor — “touch in real time,” performance art by Holly Hanessian and the indie photobook library satellite exhibition, both part of the Contemporary arts Center’s “Vestiges” series. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. friday.

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BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “King Cake Baby’s Day Out,” paintings by Brooks Fredrick; “Vocabulary,” mixed media by Corbin Covher; “Compression,” paintings by Joy Glidden; all through Saturday.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., — “Happyland,” photographs by John Sevigny, through Feb. 5. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Dawn Walker,” works by Michael Kessler, through Wednesday. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www. — “A New Orleans Homecoming,” works by tony Saladino, through thursday. CARROLL GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2228; — “Black White and things,” a group exhibition of black-and-white works, through Feb. 6. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., (504) 524-0671; — Works by Joachim Casell, Phillip Sage, Rene Ragi, Jack Miller and others, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; — “Sum of Our Parts,” paintings by Brad Wreyford, through Feb. 16. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — Paintings by Ann Zatarain, through Feb. 23.

BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; — Oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www.docsgallery. com — “Other Plans,” paintings by Brad DuPuy, through thursday.

BIG BUNNY FINE ART. 332 Exchange Alley, (504) 309-2444; — “Old Enough For Ghosts,” works by Greg Gieguez, Steve Lohman, Sarah Nelson and Hanneke Relyea, ongoing.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Seeker,” works by Jason DuMouchel and Renee deVille, through Feb. 23.

BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www.boydsatellitegallery. com — “megalomania,” a group exhibition of portraits of Blake Boyd, through thursday.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; — “the Defense Complex,” a sitespecific installation by Jonathan taube and Imen Djouini; a diorama by Morgana King & Friends; works by Judy Natal; all through Sunday.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. — “A World of One’s Own,” mixedmedia paintings and sculpture by Bill Myers, through Feb. 24. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “Antarctica: the Last Continent,” photographs by tina Freeman and Martyn Lucas, through Saturday. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “New Orleans at table,” paintings of New Orleans restaurants by Linda Lesperance, through thursday. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “Better Dead than Red,” sculpture by David Buckingham, through thursday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Aurora,” sculpture by Sean O’Meallie, through Feb. 23. MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY NEW ORLEANS. 433 Royal St., (504) 299-9055; — Works by Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Renoir, Dali, Rembrandt and Erte; memorabilia from Super Bowl XXXIV; both through Feb. 15. Works by Robert Deyber, through February. MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105, (504) 316-3474; — “Family Dollar General tree,” an installation by Clark Allen and Bob Snead. Open by appointment only, through Friday. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www. — “team Chihuly,” works by James Mongrain and Joey DeCamp; luminous sculpture by tish Douzart; both through thursday. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., (504) 610-4899; www.neworleansphotoalliance.blogspot. page 82

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NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www. — “De Ser Arbol,” drawings by Sandra Pani, through March 3. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Lauren thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing. RODRIGUE GALLERY. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal St., (504) 525-2500; — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through March. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “Facade,” photographic collage by J. Stirling Barrett, through Saturday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — Steel sculpture by Gina Laguna; “the Return of Quetzalcoatl,” works by Cynthia Ramirez, through Friday. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — Group exhibition featuring works from “Interface” by Bradley Sabin, through Wednesday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; — “Let there Be Lumieres,” mixed-media sculpture by Cynthia Scott, through Sunday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Make Shift Shed,” two-dimensional works by Daniel Kelly IV, through Sunday.

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ION SHOW. the charity seeks designers for its benefit fashion show featuring items from the Bridge House thrift store that have been reimagined into fashionable outfits. the event is March 1. Email for details. CONGO SQUARE NEW WORLD RHYTHMS FESTIVAL. the Jazz and Heritage Foundation seeks artists and craft-makers for the festival, held March 23-24. Visit www. for details. Application deadline is Friday. GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS CONTEST. High school-aged contestants create art around the theme “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” for a chance to have the work appear in a cookbook and to win college scholarships and cash prizes. Visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 20. MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO. the festival (May 17-19) seeks vendors for its art market. Email or visit www. for details. Applications deadline is Feb. 15. VANS CUSTOM CULTURE. High school art programs can register for the contests where students design Vans shoes. the top five schools are invited to New York City to showcase their designs at an event, and the winners’ designs will be sold in stores. Visit www.vans. com/customculture for details. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.

muSEumS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — “Loving Your Enemies,” the National Conference of Artists art exhibit celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through March 30. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Perique,” photographs by Charles Martin in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through Saturday. “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8.

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through thursday. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the African-American women’s Carnival group, through thursday. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state. — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — “Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” through May 5. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; — “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Feb. 10. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7. OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; properties/usmint — Winners of Pictures of the Year International’s Visions of Excellence awards in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 865-5699; — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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ThEATER ... AND THE BALL AND ALL. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; — ricky graham’s long-running show features becky allen, amanda Hebert and Yvette Hargis as the yatty girls from the mystic Krewe of terpsichore. tickets $26. 8 p.m. thursday-friday. CARNIVAL CAROUSEL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; — Cripple Creek theatre Co. presents the event with food, drinks, music and a new play by andrew Vaught. admission $20. 7 p.m. friday.

THE SNOW QUEEN. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; — pandora gastelum directs mudlark puppeteers’ adaptation of the Hans Christian andersen tale. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students/ seniors. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday, 2 p.m. saturday.

AUdITIonS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; www.dcc. edu — the chorus holds auditions for new members 7 p.m. mondays in Delgado’s third floor music room. Call (504) 453-0858, (985) 898-0951 or visit www.crescentcitysound. com for details. FUNNY BONES IMPROV. the improv comedy group that performs for children in hospitals is launching a 10-week training program for those interested in joining. no prior improv experience is necessary. Call (504) 316-8012 or visit www.funnybonesimprov. com for details. application deadline is thursday.

ComEdY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues. com — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday.


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

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COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. saturday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC 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. THE LEAGUE LIVE. McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-5196; — Cast members from the fX series including nick Kroll, paul scheer, Jon lajoie and stephen rannazzisi appear at the show. Visit for details. admission free for tulane students, $10 general admission. 8 p.m. thursday.

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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 leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

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adam tourek’s set for The Insanity of Mary Girard, currently on the boards at the Shadowbox theatre, is simple and effective. It gives you the creeps. Surrounded by black space, a barefoot woman in a white 18th-century dress sits in a wooden armchair reminiscent of an electric chair. Leather straps restrain her arms and waist, and a boxlike contraption completely covers her head. the play is fictionalized history. a philadelphian named Stephen Girard amassed a fortune in the late 1700s. He married a 16-year-old lower-class girl named Mary, and several years later he had her committed to an insane asylum. Lanie Robertson’s 1996 play imagines her life. Mary Girard (amy Woodruff) is locked in a “tranquilizer chair” in the asylum. She is visited by a chorus of Furies — masked figures wearing 18th-century garb. they taunt and deride her, speaking in rounds and sometimes completing each others’ sentences. Initially, vague patterns of light play on Mary and there is a recurring oceanic sound. the Furies’ masks represent sea creatures, such as an octopus or jellyfish, and the underwater elements seem to imply her subconscious. the Furies release Mary from the tranquilizer chair and form a circle around her. Who are they? “We’re no one,” “Inmates,” “Ghosts” and “We’re figments of your imagination,” they say. Mary demands respect. She also demands to be released, but as long as Stephen wants her there, she won’t get out. the basic arrangement between Mary and her masked tormenters persists through the play. at times, a Fury will drop his or her mask and play a character from Mary’s life. and there also are a few scenes with other characters — most pointedly her husband Stephen (James Howard Wright Jr.). In vain, Mary importunes the coarse warder (Glenn aucoin) for her freedom. She is visited by her mother (Kristi Webb), who resents being snubbed by the Girards and blames her daughter for not being submissive enough to her husband. Mary also is visited by one of Stephen’s mistresses, polly (tiffany Wolf), who says she knows how to play the love game and win. Finally, we see a scene outside of the asylum. an asylum authority (Michael Martin) visits Girard, gives him the news that his wife is pregnant and says she should be released. Girard is unmoved and brusquely bribes the manager and promises large grants to the institution. It’s protofeminism in a dreary atmosphere, but the play is well-crafted. Director Matt Story assembled a strong cast and guided them effectively. It included impressive performances by Woodruff in the title role and Wolf as her sexual antagonist. theatre Louisiane produced the drama. — DaLt WoNK

PILOT NIGHT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — the event features test runs of new shows hoping to be included in the permanent tNM roster. tickets $5. Midnight Friday.

ROYAL COMEDY TOUR. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., (504) 280-7171; — Sommore, D.L. Hughley, Bruce Bruce and tony Rock perform. tickets $56.70-$87.10 (includes fees). 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2.

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday.



EVENTS TUESDAY 29 CELIAC SPRUE ASSOCIATION MEETING. East Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Center, 4544000; — the group meets at 7 p.m. Call (504) 348-3099 for details. COSTUME EVENT. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — local costuming organizations discuss how to put costumes together and explain ways to create costumes on a budget. 7 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway

SUPER BOWL MEDIA DAY. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., (504) 587-3663; www.superdome. com — fans get an opportunity to watch members of the media interview members of the participating super bowl teams on the field. Visit www.neworleanssuperbowl. com for details. admission $25. 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY 30 CAPS FOR KIDS. Dijon, 1379 Annunciation St, (504) 522-4712; www.dijonnola. com — the benefit for the nonprofit, which gives autographed hats to children and young adults who have lost hair from medical treatment, features food from local restaurants, drinks, live music and a silent auction. admission $50 in advance, $65 at the door. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. COFFEE WITH MAYOR COOPER. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — Covington mayor mike Cooper hosts an informal event where residents can ask questions, state concerns and provide feedback. Call (985) 892-1873 for details. 9 a.m. to 10 a.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.

PURINA PRO CANINE COMBINE. Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Iberville St., 566-7006; — former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl “moose” Johnston’s labrador and other dog competitors perform a variety of athletic feats at the event. free admission. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. SPORTS CAREER EXPO. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www. — Visit for details. free admission. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. SUPER LOUNGE. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www.crt. usmint — former new orleans saints player willie roaf and the Detroit tigers’ torii Hunter host the event featuring a fashion show, silent auction, live music and complimentary food and drinks until 10 p.m. proceeds benefit Urban league Young professionals, nola black professionals and new orleans association of black Journalists. general admission $60, Vip admission $100. 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, page 87 GET YOUR ALL ACCESS PASS NOW!


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SUPER PROCAMP. Big Easy Sportsplex, 800 Webb St., Jefferson, (504) 733-0046; — boys and girls ages 7-14 receive football and cheerleading instruction at the event featuring singer garth brooks and new orleans saints players mark ingram, Darren sproles, malcolm Jenkins, Curtis lofton and Deuce mcallister. Visit for details. admission $149 (includes food and open bar access for adult guest). 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

JOAO VALE DE ALMEIDA. Tulane University, Goldring/ Woldenberg Hall II, No. 7 McAlister Drive — the european Union ambassador to the United states presents a lecture followed by a Q&a session. 4 p.m.

NFL EXPERIENCE. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — the interactive theme park offers games, displays, entertainment, kids’ football clinics, free autograph sessions and a football memorabilia vendor area. Visit www. for details. tickets $25 general admission, $20 children 12 and under. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. wednesday-sunday.

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KICK OFF YOUR SHOES. Restaurant August, 301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 2999777; www.restaurantaugust. com — Carolina panthers wide receiver steve smith hosts the cocktail party and dinner benefiting samaritan’s feet, an organization that provides the homeless and those in need with new shoes and socks. Visit www.showclix. com/event/3738939 for details. admission $500. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.




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THURSDAY 31 ANDREW NAPOLITANO. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www. — The Fox News Channel political and judicial analyst and former New Jersey Superior Court judge discusses freedom in contemporary American society. Free admission. 6 p.m. EXOTIC DRIVING EXPERIENCE. NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, (504) 302-4875; — The event offers driving experiences with cars by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Audi. Visit www.exoticdriving. com for details. Rides start at $99. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. HALL OF FAME PLAYERS CLASSIC. Metairie Country Club, 580 Woodvine Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-4671; — In conjunction with the Super Bowl, more than 25 professional football Hall of Famers participate in the golf tournament. Visit www.hofplayersclassic. com for details. Admission starts at $500. 8 a.m.

LEGENDS FOR CHARITY. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 5611234; com — Archie Manning is the 2013 honoree at the dinner benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit www.legendsforcharity. com for details. Admission $175. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www. — NFL Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk hosts the party for Africa For the Future. The event features auctions, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and music by NOCCA students and others. Visit

FRIDAY 1 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS VIP SUPER BOWL ALLSTAR CELEBRITY BASH. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www. properties/usmint — Former New Orleans Saints player Willie Roaf and the Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter host the event with celebrity guests and complimentary drinks and appetizers until 10 p.m. Admission starts at $100. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. AN EXCLUSIVE EVENING WITH MIKE DITKA AND FRIENDS. The Foundry, 333 St. Joseph St., (504) 5861309 — The former NFL player, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints coach hosts a fundraiser for the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and The Kevin Turner Foundation. Visit for details. Admission $500. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. FAMILY GRAS. The event features concerts, food and drink stands, children’s activities, an art walk and more on the neutral ground of Veterans Memorial Boulevard across from Lakeside Shopping Center. Visit www. for details. Friday-Saturday. KICKOFF TO REBUILD. Rebuilding Together’s Super Bowl-sanctioned volunteer event will build a new playground in the McClendonville neighborhood. Visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz hosts the luncheon benefitting the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum and the Hall of Fame Enshrinee Assistance Fund. Visit for details. Admission $975. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. STARLIGHT RACING. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 943-1415; www.

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PAINT DROP-OFF. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly paint drop-off event. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard., Kenner, (504) 468-7231; — The twice-monthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., (504) 872-9214; www.sankofanola. org — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi —

SUPER BOWL SPORTING CLAYS TEAM CHALLENGE. High Point Shooting Grounds, 217 Bayou Road, (504) 6567575 — Current and former NFL players compete in the sporting clays in the event benefiting Pay It Paward, Animal Rescue New Orleans and the Hall of Fame Players Classic Foundation. The event also features lunch and an auction. Visit www. for details. Admission starts at $100. 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. TASTE OF THE NFL. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — The wine and food event features a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside a current or alumni NFL player. Proceeds benefit hunger-relief organizations. Visit www. for details. Admission starts at $600. 6 p.m. VIP entrance, 7 p.m. general admission.

SUNDAY 3 EXPRESS SUPER BOWL VIEWING PARTY. Poppy’s Time Out, 1 Poydras St., (504) 247-9265 — New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle and New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton host the party with food and drink specials, games and prizes. Admission is free, but there is a $50 minimum for food and beverage purchases. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

MONDAY 4 TREME’S UNDERGROUND CARNIVAL: BABY DOLLS AND SKELETONS. Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2011; www. — Video technology professor Jim Gabour hosts the forum about Treme’s Carnival groups. 5 p.m.

CAll fOr VOlUNteerS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportu-

nities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304; — 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. 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. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing

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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.

EDWARD J. BRANLEY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author signs and discusses Legendary Locals of New Orleans. 6 p.m. Thursday.

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.

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 and Saturday.

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-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@ or call (504) 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. 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. Call for details. 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@ or visit www. 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.

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.

JEN LANCASTER. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author signs and discusses Here I Go Again. 6 p.m. Tuesday. LAWRENCE POWELL. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The author discusses and signs The Accidental City. 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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. LUNCH ’N’ LIT BOOK CLUB. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; — The group discusses The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West. Noon. Tuesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 8913381; www.neutralground. org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. VAN MAYHALL. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville, (985) 626-8884 — The author signs Judas the Apostle. 3 p.m. Saturday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details.


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I keep hearing about “buzzwords” that I need to be putting in my résumé, but I don’t really know what they are. I appreciate any help you can give me.” — Lakisha S., Covington, LA

A client arrived at our office last year with a reasonably well-worded résumé. He had an excellent work history and education in the high-tech computer field, but explained that he had applied to large firms for months without any success. We retooled his résumé, improved the formatting, inserted a new section on specific projects he had accomplished in his two most recent positions, and added in the appropriate keywords for his job search. In only weeks after resubmitting his résumé to the same firms, he was called for several interviews and accepted a position paying nearly 30% more than he had previously earned.

Lakisha, the keywords you really want in your résumé, those that will result in your résumé being called up from the digital depths are not adjectives or verbs, but nouns… Go directly to the job description you are seeking and select those nouns you find in the ad that directly relate to the position. These nouns often involve software, technology, tools, etc. required for the position. Examples could include (Microsoft Office, Sarbanes Oxley, Oracle, CRM, SalesForce, Excel, B2B, territory development, etc.). As you create your résumé, be sure to list any equipment, software, tools, and industry-specific terms that apply to the specific job. So Lakisha, go ahead and insert comprehensive lists of technical, industry-specific nouns or terms into your résumé, particularly the latest state-of-the-art software, equipment, techniques and other items described in the ad or required for the position, and you’ll be well on the way to having your résumé gain notice from the computers, pulling out those select few that the decision-makers will review. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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Dear Lakisha, This is a great question, and one that I get quite often. Years ago, nearly all résumés were read by human eyes, and many still are today. But more and more frequently, particularly for larger corporations, computers digitally search through hundreds of résumés to select which lucky ones will be reviewed by the decision-makers. If your résumé isn’t enhanced by power Grant Cooper words for specific searches, it may not be selected. As someone who has been a professional résumé writer for over 19 years, I can tell you that the use of keywords as a technique to improve résumés has evolved greatly over time. When résumés first emerged as a “must have” to obtain mid-level jobs, adjectives and descriptors were in vogue. For example, Outstanding, Excellent, Creative, Results-Oriented, etc. Although those terms do sound nice and often help your résumé to read better, they definitely won’t do much to get it noticed by today’s computers. The next trend in so-called power words introduced the era of verbs, such as Accomplished, Leveraged, Engineered, Identified, Generated, etc. Again, these will surely spice up your resume, but are not particularly enticing to computers.


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Penn Brothers, Portia, AR, has 4 positions for rice & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 1/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917.


Anderson Farms, Heth, AR, has 2 positions for soybeans & rice; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 12/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917.


Dalhart, TX, has 7 positions for hay & grain; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 2/18/13 – 12/5/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917 with a copy of this ad.


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David & LaLain Wilkison Farms Partnership, Brinkley, AR, has 10 positions for soybeans & rice; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 2/25/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-3422917.


Jared E. Thompson Farms, Marvell, AR, has 2 positions for grain & corn; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/ hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 11/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917.


Temporary Farm Labor: Mid-South Farming, Coy, AR, has 4 positions for rice & cotton; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 11/30/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office or call 225-342-2917.


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NO. 2005-11129 SECTION 7 DIVISION F DOCKET NO. 1 SUCCESSION OF JOSEPH MORAN NOTICE IS GIVEN that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix of the SUCCESSION OF JOSEPH MORAN, 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 TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($29,500.00), the Succession’s undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the following described property: THAT PIECE OR 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 FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, designated as LOT A, SQUARE NUMBER 288, which square is bounded by Saratoga, Philip, First, and Danneel (late Rampart) Streets, and measure as follows: LOT A measures 40 feet front on Philip Street by a depth of 91 feet, 8 inches between equal and parallel lines. All as fully shown on a survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc., dated October 7,1977. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 2026 Philip Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. ATTORNEY: ERIC M SCHORR ADDRESS: 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3815 New Orleans, Louisiana 70170 TELEPHONE: (504) 582-1500 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13 & Louisiana Weekly

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix of the SUCCESSION OF GRACE MORAN MASON, 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 TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($29,500.00), the Succession’s undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the following described property:


THAT PIECE OR 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 FOURTH DISTRICT of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana, designated as LOT A, SQUARE NUMBER 288, which square is bounded by Saratoga, Philip, First, and Danneel (late Rampart) Streets, and measure as follows: LOT A measures 40 feet front on Philip Street by a depth of 91 feet, 8 inches between equal and parallel lines. All as fully shown on a survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc., dated October 7,1977. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 2026 Philip Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that TASHA MORAN, Administratrix, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. ATTORNEY: ERIC M SCHORR ADDRESS: 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3815 New Orleans, Louisiana 70170 TELEPHONE: (504) 582-1500 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13 & Louisiana Weekly

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administrator of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging to the deceased, Patrick J. Murphy, at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the sum of One Hundred Thousand and NO/100 ($100,000.00) Dollars, CASH. The purchase price will be paid in cash at: the closing, but the purchaser will withhold from the purchase price a sum sufficient to discharge all encumbrances on the property. The succession will pay a pro rata share of taxes for the current year if due. The property is to be sold, “AS IS, WHERE IS” with full waiver of purchaser’s Redhibition Rights. The purchase price will be paid in cash when the Act of Sale is passed, but is conditioned upon the delivery of merchantable title. All other expenses relative to the Act of Sale, the cost of survey, if any, title examination and expenses, etc., are to be paid for by the purchaser. The immovable property proposed to be sold at Private Sale is described as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in SQUARE NO. 15 OF LAKESHORE SUBDIVISION, bounded by Sigur Avenue, Poplar Street, Choctaw Avenue and W. Esplanade Avenue, DESIGNATED AS LOT NO. 43-A, on a survey made by Gilbert, Kelley & Coururie, Inc. Sur., dated May 8, 1978, revised March 6, 1979, a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Edmond G. Miranne, Jr., N.P., dated April 12, 1979, and according thereto, said Lot commences at a distance of 110.16 feet from the corner of Sigur Avenue and W Esplanade Avenue, measures 51 feet front on Sigur Avenue, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 150 feet between equal and parallel lines. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 1313 Sigar Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana. 70005. Being the same property acquired by Linda Giordani wife of/and Patrick J. Murphy by purchase from Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Cieslak, by act passed before Charles F. Barbera, N.P., dated September 14, 1981, registered in COB 1011, folio 796, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Being the same property further acquired in part by Patrick J. Murphy by purchase from J. Marshall Miller, Chapter 7 trustee of the estate of Linda Marie Murphy, Debtor, by act passed before C. Richard Gerage, N.P., dated December 3, 2003, registered in COB 3112, folio 994, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. By Order of the Court JON A. GEGENHEIMER, Clerk of Court Scherll Shutt Deputy Clerk Atty: ANDREW M. WEIR (504) 421-7652 2721 DIVISION STREET METAIRIE LA 70002 Publication: Gambit 1/8 & 1/29/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-7181 DIV. D-16 SUCCESSION OF EDITH SCOBEL BALLAY NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is here given to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the tableau of distribution filed by Miles R. Perez, Executor, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: Alan P. Dussouy 909 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 106 Kenner, LA 70065 Telephone: 504-496-9600 Gambit: 1/29/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Arturo Alvarado, please contact Irving Schnaider, Atty at (504) 484-6416. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ceola Bernice Watson Burthlong, please contact Irving Schnaider, Atty at (504) 484-6416. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Christopher J. Carter, Sr., please contact Irving Schnaider, Atty at (504) 484-6416. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Shawn & Patricia Burkett, please contact Keith A. Doley, Atty, 1544 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA, 70119 or (504) 943-7071.

CLASSIFIEDS TWENTY FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 684-669 DIV. C SUCCESSION OF HOWARD CHARLES NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the testamentary executrix of the above estate, has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit:

Anybody knowing the whereabouts of Dorothy D. Morris, please contact Irving Schnaider, Atty at (504) 484-6416. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Suzanne M. Bonseigneur, please contact Keith A. Doley, Atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA, 70119 or 504) 943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the heirs of Edward A. Powell, please contact Irving Schnaider, Atty at (504) 484-6416.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law.



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A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, prescriptions, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as MEADOWBROOK SUBDIVISION, UNIT NO. 1 and in accordance with plan of subdivision made by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc . C.E., dated April 22, 1965, revised August 9, 1965, approved by the Jefferson Parish Council Ordinance No. 7276 on August 19, 1965, registered in COB 622, folio 92, said lot is designated as LOT NO. 34 of Square No, 4 said Square No 4 is bounded by Bannerwood Drive, Baywood Drive, Willowbrook Drive (side), Briarwood Drive (side), Lapalco Blvd. j(side) and Parcel G. Said Lot no 34 measures 70 feet front on Bannerwood Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines. Lot No. 34 commences 135 feet from the corner of Parcel “G” and Bannerwood Drive. All as per survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., C.E &S., dated May 9, 1973, resurveyed June 7, 1973, to show improvements, copy of which is annexed to act passed before Nat B. Knight, Jr., NP dated March 15, 1974, being a sale by Sinclair & War5d Construction Co. to Joy Barrios , wife of/and Thomas J. Mandina. All as more fully shown on a survey by J. Perry Hotard, C.E., dated February 24, 1975, copy of which is annexed to

an act passed before Karen L. Knight, Notary Public, dated February 28, 1975, being a sale by Joy Barrios, wife of/and Stephen A. McSherry, except that Lot 34 commences at a distance of 275 feet from the corner Lapalco Blvd. and Bannerwood Drive. Being the same property acquired by Sharon Vicknair, wife of/ and Stephen A. McSherry from Joy Barrios, wife of/and Thomas J. Mandina, by an act passed before Karen L. Knight, NP dated February 28, 1975, registered in COB 831 folio 154, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by ROBBIE LONGINOTTI, wife of/and’ HOWARD CHARLES from Sharon Vicknair wife of/and Stephen A. McSherry by act of sale before Warren E. Mouedous, Jr NP dated November 7, 1988, recorded in COB 2078, folio 0157 and MOB 2383. pg 0058, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT JULIA KUAN TAI IEONG for the price of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars cash.




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

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“SUPERSTARS” Steve Richards

933 Burgundy French Quarter:

712 Orleans @ Royal French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70116 504.529.8140

$1,295,000.00, Exquisite 3-Story Home with Balcony, Courtyard and Rear-Dependency



905 Toulouse French Quarter:

$317,000.00, Beautifully Updated Condo with Stainless/Granite, Glass Tile & Walk In Closet

617 Dauphine French Quarter:

$249,000.00, Top Floor Condo with Pool & Courtyard, One Year HOA Dues Included

Latter & Blum, Inc, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated

Sterling Joe Ory, CRS 2010 President of the New Orleans’ Realtor Board 2011 Appointed to the La. Real Estate Commission 2012 Honored as REALTOR OF THE YEAR

“What’s your agent up to?” 1466 Magazine St., $539,900

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission

1005-07 Fouth St., $279,900


SO 5 suites currently used as a Bed and Breakfast with large yard and off street Parking. Real Estate Only $539,900. Owner/Broker

3 units located just off Magazine Street in one of the best blocks of the Irish Channel, Off street parking and nice rear yard.

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

Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in New Orleans, LA 70130

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Joe Ory, Inc. Realty Group 507-A State St. New Orleans, La. 70115 • 504.616.3045




“SUPERSTARS” Victorian Mansion For Sale

3711 St. Charles Ave. | 6 Bedrooms / 7 Baths | 7,609 Sq. Ft 525 METAIRIE ROAD, METAIRIE, LA 70005 • LOCALLY OWNED

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LINDA FOREST • 504-421-8884 •


611 HECTOR AVENUE NEW PRICE...$2,175,000


Exquisite 5693 square foot home on 160 feet by 120 feet lot. 5 or 6 bedrooms, 5 full & 3 half baths, finished third floor bonus space, generator, beautifully landscaped gardens with pond and courtyard, plus extra side lot.

Ansley Seaver Marshall, JD cell

504-430-3887 •

Licensed in LA | Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave | New Orleans, LA 70118 | Office 504.862.0100 Each office independently owned & operated OFC: 504-288-4100 • CELL: 504-259-8107 LAKEVIEW OFFICE TOP PRODUCER VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 3 AGENTS IN GAMBIT’S BEST OF NEW ORLEANS POLL

No sale is too big or too small! Thanks for a great 2012 and looking forward to an even better 2013! RECENT SALES: 6563 Bellaire Dr. $275,000 Rosemary Pl. $30,700 5430 Hawthorne Pl. $300,000 5449 West End Bl. $32,000 500 French St. $305,000 2728 Whitney Pl. #204 $85,000 3700 Wanda Lynn Dr. $315,500 6612 Mitchell Ave. $93,000 5122-24 Chestnut St. $315,000 621 Jade Ave. $105,000 2704 Whitney Pl. #815 $106,000 63 Maryland Dr. $320,000 4300 Cleveland Pl. $325,000 6565 Bellaire Dr. $115,000 229-235 W. Esplanade Dr.$345,000 6446 Center St. $153,000 4505 Taft Park $355,000 6534 Fleur de Lis Dr $157,600 6522 Bellaire Dr. $366,000 6051 Gen. Haig St. $175,000 1428 Hesper Ave. $405,000 5527 Willow St. $181,000 10016 Idlewood Pl. $405,000 1612 Armagh Dr. $220,000 132 Fairway Dr. $492,000 5565 Rosemary Pl. $235,000 5944 Canal Blvd. $535,000 2817 Belmont Pl. $239,000 116 Bourgeois Ct. $605,000 238-40 16th St. $239,000



All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Louisiana Open Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. For more information, call the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-273-5718



1640 Duffosat Street, Unit F, $185,000

Fabulous condo located in demand location! Large windows surround the OPEN FLOOR PLAN offering an amazing tree top view. Hardwood floors throughout with lovely features including a freestanding fireplace and a BEAUTIFUL Cypress Wall creating large private Bedroom. New Orleans’ Famous Street Car is steps away offering easy access to downtown or to the Universities. Lush shared courtyard with gated entry. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, (504) 717.5612 Cell. (504) 891.6400 Office.

NEAR CITY PARK For Sale Waterfront

512 Marina Rd., 3000 sq ft 3 br, 5 ba, 2 ca garage, boat dock, all modern amenitites. To see this very unique home, go to and enter 70043 zip & view Paradise in St. Bernard. This is not only a great home it is an investment! Call 504-450-5400.

2818 CADIZ, 5 PLEX

3/2, 1931 sq. ft. of living space with spa/hot tub. Updated baths, crown molding, etc. MUST SEE! Call Sandy Ward Broker Associate, REMAX Cell # (504) 259-2616, office (504) 457-2616. Licensed Realtor in LA & USA

Spacious 1 br condo in Metairie Tower. Great location! $85,000 Ridgelake Realty, (504) 836-3830 or Pam cell (504) 236-4612

CONDO FOR RENT Metairie Towers #305

Clean & bright unfurnished condo for rent. 1 Bed / 1.5 Bath, 804 sf. Renovated in 2010 with new Paint, new Carpet, and new appliances — A/C, stove, fridge, & dishwasher. Walk-in closet in bedroom, lots of storage, and bathrooms have been updated. Includes ceiling fan in living room, and faux-wood blinds on all windows. $1095/Month. CALL (504) 275-5700.

814 Amelia St. 385,000

SENSATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. 10’ ceilings w/8’ frosted doors. Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home Stainless steel appl, Carrera Marble backsplash wall mounted pot filler. Master w/ en-suite marble bathroom featuring double sinks. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, 504.717.5612 cell; 504.891.6400 ofc.

RIVER PARISHES 2148 Augusta Dr. LaPlace

LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, lg patio w/brick flrs, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fshpnd. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm clset, spa & ba. Liv area w/fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surrnd snd, patio view. Granite in Kit.More! $335K. Kembra Lee, 504382-0226, Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

38 Muirfield Dr. LaPlace


Luxury renovated 1 or 2 brm condo in beautiful high rise overlooking Lake Pontchartrain marina. Custom finishes. All amenities! Must see! $545,000 Ridgelake Realty, (504)836-3830 Pam cell (504) 236-4612

A VERY CUSTOM DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Lg master suite down w/2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shwr, steam sauna, exercise rm overlks pool. $775K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@ Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov, 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. & powder rm, den & din. rm. ALL NEW appl, w&d. Amenities: granite counters, elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $129,000. 504-7109062, Sandra.

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3122 Magazine Street. Yogurt Shop Call (504) 289-9977 or (504) 8956394


CORPORATE RENTALS New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O.

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $2000/mth. Avail Dec 1. One mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504491-1591.


Modern 1 BR apt, $700/mo. 2 BR Apt $800. Unfurnished. Wifi, internet & assigned parking included. 504-491-1591

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


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Beautiful Garden District flat on St. Charles Ave. Top floor with balconies. Lovely Greek Revival duplex. Large, sunny, charming. Approx 3000 sq ft on two levels. 3+ BR/2BA. spacious, flexible floor plan with master suite. For more info and price call (415) 359-6445. Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

1 BR/1BA Furnished Condo in the Warehouse District. Secure building, top floor. Rent includes pool, gym, cable, internet. Apt has W/D, stainless steel appliances, central heat/air. Central to French Quarter, West Bank, Uptown, parade route, streetcar. Loft with desk. $1800, negotiable. $1800/mo. Call Bonnie 504-220-1022 at Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988,


Spac 2BR/ 1BA, screened in front porch, den, DR, furn kit, cf, hdwd flrs, clse to Universities, 4518 S Miro $1300/mo Avail Feb. 1rst . Call 8661988 or 220-9404

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1, 2, & 3 BR Homes. Nice areas. Closets, fenced yards, WD hookups. Sec 8 O.K. Call 228-254-0241.

To Advertise in BEACH COTTAGE FOR SALE $89,500

Artist’s Atelier Cottage Just 2 1/2 blks from White Sandy Beaches of the Gulf, Featuring Screened Porch, 2 BR, Spacious Eat In Kit, Living Rm, Study. Lg rear Den and Deck. Located in the Depot District walk to Old Towne. Great Location for the Right Price. Call Susan at Property Bay Coast 504 231-2445.




Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitchen $600/mo. A/C. Stove, refrigerator, Wi-fi, Water Pd, No Pets/Smokers 486-1600.

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3218 Desaix Blvd. Single home, 2 BR/1BA, LR/DR, furn kit, office, W&D hkkps. CA&H. Fenced yard. $1100 per month + deposit. Call 504-952-5102






$329,000 subject to offer. Great 4,5 or 6 plex Uptown close to Ochsner and Thriving Freret St. $4,611 mo income, coin op laundry. Good location, Good Investment! Gardner Realtors, LOUIS (504) 874-3195


8716 Palmetto St. 3BR/1ba. $604/m. 50% med income req. Subj to app fee/BG ck. Sec.8 Ok. 504-723-9253 after 6p.m.

GENERAL REAL ESTATE Taking care of all your appraisal needs. Real Estate, Divorce, Bail Bonds Bankruptcy, Estate Property Tax Assessment Appeal Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445




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(c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663 14 Fairway Dr. English Turn $399,000

Beautiful priv. balcony on St. Charles. Beautiful courtyard. state f the tart fitness center. Rooftop terrace & incredible views of the city.

Beautiful 4BR/2.5BA, barrel ceilings in foyer, formal LR & DR. Beautiful millwork, fp, bookshelves, beautiful master down, terrific bath. Covered brick patio. Move in ready!

3638 Magazine $649,000

1225 Chartres $279,000

Wonderful opportunity on Magazine with 2 retail spaces on Magazine & 2BR apt above.

Beautiful condo in great residential are of the Quarter. Beautiful courtyard & eat-in kitchen. 2BR/1BA




2828 CHIPPewa CLASSIC IRISH CHANNEL SHOTGUN. Move right in! Newly renovated. Original heart of pine floors throughout. Spacious living area with open floor plan, which allows for you personal touches. 12 ft ceilings, new central A/C & heat. Separate laundry room with hook-ups, ceiling fans, large bath with claw foot tub. Front porch, pretty backyard. $184,800

3131 & 33 NoRtH vIlleRe HISTORIC BYWATER DISTRICT DOUBLE. 4/2 Newly renovated, central A/C, heat, new wood siding, bamboo flooring, new windows, new wiring, plumbing, kitchens, baths. Huge Backyard with 16 ft deck and privacy fence! Must see! PRICE REDUCED! $150,000


(504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

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Canon Hospice is making a difference in our community by providing quality end of life care to those seeking comfort and dignity while dealing with a life limiting illness. Care is provided by skilled hospice professionals who specialize in pain and system management. Canon’s community involvement is extended even further through the non-profit Akula Foundation. The Foundation sponsors Camp Swan, a children’s bereavement camp, the Canon Hospice Health Hour on WGSO 99 Am (airs live 1-2PM each Saturday afternoon), and the Grief Resource Center, a service provided to anyone who is experiencing any type of loss in their life.

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