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Celebrating new Orleans’ arts, Culture & COmmunity — 2013 FrenCh Quarter Festival




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March 26, 2013    +    Volume 34     +    Number 13



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The Pet Issue The lives of New orleans therapy pets ....... 21 Gambit readers’ pet photos ............................27 gimme shelters: Where to find your new  best friend ............................................................. 33

Jeremy Alford ................................................... 15 of ToPs and education battles Clancy DuBos ...................................................17 Where are the leges on Jindal’s tax plan? Blake Pontchartrain ...................................... 19 Questions from a lunch

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Seven Things to Do This Week .................5 Infield festival , Dax riggs, 101 runners  and more

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News .........................................................................7 Why BP is seeking to back out of a claims  settlement agreement Bouquets + Brickbats .....................................7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ..........................................................7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt ..........................................................10 Political news and gossip  Commentary ......................................................14 “revenue neutral”? 


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Review ..................................................................37 sara’s Bistro Fork + Center ....................................................37 all the news that’s fit to eat 5 in Five  ..............................................................39 five places for island cooking 3-Course Interview  ......................................39 Nicholas Chisesi of Chisesi Meats

Crossword + Sudoku ...................................78


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A + E News Previewing a spring full of comedians ........47

Mind + Body + Spirit  ...................................66 Pets ........................................................................66 Legal Notices....................................................67 Employment + Job Guru .............................69 Services...............................................................70 Real Estate ........................................................ 74 Market Place .....................................................79

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Louisiana Derby Infield Festival There’s $1 million in prize money and a chance to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby on the line in the Louisiana Derby. Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the South’s most prestigious race. The Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots also launches an infield festival for the event. There are food trucks, live music and more. PAGE 60.

Cedric Burnside Project Thu.-Fri. March 28-29 | Drummer Cedric Burnside began touring with his legendary grandfather R.L. Burnside’s band at the age of 13. Formed with family members and guitarist Trenton Ayers, the Burnside Project keeps the Mississippi hill country blues sound alive. At Ogden After Hours Thursday and d.b.a. Friday. PAGE 48.

Dax Riggs Sat. March 30 | Austin, Texas expat, former Deadboy and the Elephantmen frontman and ex-Acid Bather Dax Riggs returns for his twice-yearly Hades-raising, as reliable a blues/ rock rite as you’ll hear. “See You All in Hell or New Orleans,” 2010’s Say Goodnight to the World album closer, sums it up. Evangelistas open at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 48.

Good Friday Celebration Fri. March 29 | Shirley Caesar, the first lady of gospel and an 11-time Grammy winner, headlines the annual gospel showcase. She’s joined by David Mann, The Mighty Clouds of Joy and Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s. At the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. PAGE 48.

Walter Lure and Joey Pinter Sat. March 30 | Sideman to Richard Hell and New York Doll Johnny Thunders in the Heartbreakers, a ’70s should’vebeen supergroup, Walter Lure also played ghost guitar on the Ramones’ Subterranean Jungle and Too Tough to Die. His Waldos, who made 30 last year, are the last punks standing. The Backstabbers, F.F.N. and the Lonely Lonely Knights open at Siberia. PAGE 48.

101 Runners Sat. March 30 | The 101 Runners combine Mardi Gras Indian vocalists and percussion with New Orleans funk. The lineup features Chris Jones, War Chief Juan Pardo, sousaphonist Kirk Joseph, Raymond Weber, Jake Eckart and others. Yojimbo opens. At Tipitina’s. PAGE 48.

Gay Easter Parade Sun. March 31 | Grand marshals Tommy Elias and Starr Daniels lead the parade of carriages, wagons, bands and walking groups on a parade through the French Quarter. The procession departs 834 N. Rampart St. at 4:40 p.m. Proceeds benefit NO/AIDS Task Force. PAGE 60.

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BOuqueTs + brickbats ™

S C U T T L E B U T T    10 C O M M E N TA R Y  14 

heroes + zeroes

J E R E M Y  A L F O R D  15 C L A N CY D U B O S   17 B L A K E  P O N TC H A R T R A I N  19

knowledge is power

The Pro Bono Project

and the Young Lawyers Division of the  Federal Bar Association’s New Orleans  chapter held a free law  clinic for local veterans at the  Uptown VFW post March 21.  Volunteer attorneys answered  questions and provided  matches with others in the  legal community who could handle longrange legal needs. The Pro Bono Project  hopes to make this a regular service for  New Orleans vets.

The Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association

donated $50,000 to the Kabacoff School  of Hotel, Restaurant and  Tourism Administration at the  University of New Orleans.  The university said it plans to  use the money to promote its  programs offering degrees in  hospitality administration.

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‘irreparable Harm’ By Charles Maldonado


s it continues to fight what could be multibillion-dollar  damage awards in the federal civil trial following the 2010  Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP recently revived another  multibillion-dollar dispute — one that it agreed to end last year  with the historic Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property  Damages Settlement.     Despite agreeing to the settlement in 2012 (after a year  of legal wrangling and scrutiny of the settlement by scads of  lawyers and accountants), BP now alleges that thousands  of claimants are reaping “absurd and illogical” awards from  settlement claims administrator Pat Juneau — even though Juneau is basing the awards on objective criteria that BP agreed  to in the settlement. On March 15, BP asked for an injunction  blocking payments to certain businesses that had filed claims  for economic losses under the settlement.     BP, which agreed to compensate for economic damages  caused by one of the largest environmental disasters in history, says it stands to suffer “irreparable harm” because it will be  forced to pay out billions of dollars in what the company now  asserts are false claims. The oil giant’s request to halt — or at  least rewrite — the claims process threatens to derail future  payments under the already-agreed-upon settlement plan.     BP representatives declined to comment for this story. The  Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), a group of lawyers who  represent the plaintiffs’ class against BP, also declined an  interview request from Gambit — but the PSC did provide a  written statement.

    Even without lawyers’ comments, hundreds of pages of court  filings — which were made public last week — tell a story of legal  jockeying by BP that could threaten billions of dollars in payouts  for Gulf Coast residents and businesses. At a minimum, BP’s  latest move could slow the oil disaster compensation process���—  which was designed to make payouts using objective criteria — if  not stop it completely for a while. In its motion, BP singles out several payments it claims are  particularly egregious: $9.7 million to a construction company in  northern Alabama, almost 200 miles from the Gulf, “that does no  business in the Gulf region, even though 2010 was its best year  on record” or “$21 million to a rice mill in Louisiana,” 40 miles  from the coast, even though it made more money in 2010 than  page 8



reported that New Orleans hip-hop star  Lil Wayne, who was hospitalized in Los  Angeles, was on his deathbed  and receiving “last rites” after  a purported drug overdose.  Wayne was released from the  hospital 72 hours after TMZ’s  initial report. The celebrity  news outlet never issued an apology or  explanation for its serious error.

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BP is trying to undo a settlement deal it agreed to last year — possibly because it underestimated what the deal would cost.

A 2010 protest against BP brought hundreds to Washington Artillery Park across from Jackson Square, including Spike Lee (bottom left) and Dr. John (not pictured).

a former high-ranking deputy to Orleans  Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, pleaded  guilty last week to conspiracy  to commit bribery in connection with an alleged bidrigging and kickback scheme.  Hoffman is the second of  Gusman’s ranking deputies  to plead to federal felony charges in two  weeks. He admitted receiving $7,500 in  kickbacks, including free electrical work, a  trailer and a storage container from a sheriff’s office contractor. The federal investigation into the sheriff’s office is continuing.


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the three previous years. BP’s March 15 request for an injunction follows a March 5 decision by U.s. District Court Judge Carl Barbier affirming Juneau’s interpretation of the settlement. Barbier acknowledged that some awards might be more than claimants deserve, but said occasional overpayments are “all consequences BP accepted when it decided to buy peace through a global, class-wide resolution.” while BP has made an issue of business claimants’ proximity to the Gulf and, as a result, the tangible “damage” they suffered from the disaster, those are unlikely to be the crux of arguments on the proposed injunction, as those businesses are within the unambiguous geographic boundary to which BP agreed. And multiple court filings show that BP’s own attorneys have repeatedly agreed that if a company within the boundaries can show decline in 2010 compared to 2009 and 2011 (a so-called “v-shaped revenue pattern”), the decline is presumed to be attributable to the spill. “BP insisted that all of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama be included in class settlement and eligible to see if objective formula fit them regardless of where they lived or worked, making proximity to the water irrelevant,” reads a prepared statement attributed to PsC attorneys steve Herman and Jim Roy, who represent the settlement class. The key issue now is how the business claimants’ profits and losses are calculated. Claims are paid in part based on 2010 monthly profits versus prioryear profits from the same months. each claimant has to select three or more months after May 2010 (the compensation period) compared to the same months in 2009, or the average of the same months in 2008-2009 or 2007-2009 (the benchmark period). Compensation under the settlement equals the difference in profits between the benchmark period and the compensation period. To produce the best possible result, a claimant would want to select three or more months in the benchmark period during which it showed high levels of incoming cash and low costs (high profit), in contrast to the same months in 2010, during which it would have had low incoming cash and high costs (low profit). The settlement expressly gives claimants the right to choose the comparative months based on the configuration that will provide the highest compensation. BP now argues for an approach

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that smoothes out revenues and expenses over the life of a business project, in order to eliminate what it characterizes as anomalies. But attorneys for the settlement class believe — and Barbier has ruled — that each month should be counted individually. A BP-submitted legal declaration from Roman Weil, a professor of accounting at the University of Chicago, says the claimants’ method is flawed because it produces rates of return that vary from month to month on a single business project. “The class counsel interpretation advocates whimsy, random and capricious computations that result from the distorted measurements of rates of return,” Weil writes. “Class counsel’s interpretation also would not require the skills of a professional accountant, only those of a data entry clerk.” PSC attorneys representing the settlement class counter that the BP-proposed method would be hugely impractical, opaque and subjective. They also noted that in the course of settlement negotiations, BP expressly preferred an “objective” set of criteria for determining payouts. That’s exactly what the settlement agreement created, the PSC lawyers say. In a Jan. 23 court filing — part of hundreds of pages of sealed records made public last week — PSC lawyers point out that under BP’s model, each claimant would be forced to provide enough documentation to show which expenses and revenues resulted from long-term projects and which did not. And businesses that have incurred expenses on a project but have not yet been (and may never be) paid, such as law firms, would have no way of calculating (and subsequently smoothing) future payments. “The financial records — both past and future — that the program’s accountants would have to review would be potentially infinite,” reads the PSC’s Jan. 23 filing. Furthermore, the plaintiff attorneys argue, accountants would have to make determinations about the nature of each business — whether it typically earns its money from long-term projects or otherwise — on a case-by-case basis, because the settlement doesn’t make any such distinction. The filing adds that BP did not request that kind of more granular process during the settlement negotiations, which lasted more than a year. “BP could have, but did not, suggest during negotiations that a different economic loss framework should be applied to lawyers, doctors, farmers or construction companies,” the plaintiffs’ response reads. “BP could have, but did not, insist that these types of businesses be excluded from the settlement class.” Nor did BP request a different framework when PSC attorney Kevin Tomlinson actually provided the oil giant with examples of the types of month-to-month revenues that produce awards BP now characterizes as “illogical and absurd” — according to Tomlinson’s sworn declaration last month. Tomlinson says in his declaration that in 2011 he provided BP with a number of test cases, based on actual businesses’ monthly statements. Among those were four — a brick paving company, a plumbing company, and two construction companies — with volatile monthly revenues and expenses, quite possibly related to payments or costs of long-term jobs, which Tomlinson calls “triggers” or “thresholds” that would identify, in BP’s view, the need for smoothing. “Despite having access to these test-case profit-and-loss statements, BP representatives did not raise the topics of proposed triggers/thresholds and/or the matching/smoothing of revenues and expenses in any of the negotiations I participated in,” the declaration reads. In other words, BP negotiated a deal that turns out to be not as good as the company initially thought, and now it wants to razoo the deal and start over. Why? No one will talk on the record, but an obvious motivator for BP could be concern over its stock price. The PSC suggests as much in one of its filings, noting BP’s recent objections to a deal it agreed to are all about the cost of living up to that agreement. “Simply put, BP undervalued the settlement and underestimated the number of people and businesses that qualify under the objective formulas that BP agreed to,” says a written statement provided to Gambit from PSC lawyers Roy and Herman. “Despite their legion attorneys and accountants, BP just guessed wrong on the cost.”


scuttlebutt Quote of the week

FADE TO BLACKOUT EDITION     “I don’t think it will have any impact  at all on the Super Bowl and New  Orleans’ hopes for getting another one.  They did a great job. I mentioned that  this morning to our membership, and I  think they deserve another Super Bowl.  The most important thing is to make  sure people understand it was a fantastic week here.” — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, talking about the Super Bowl power outage at a March 18 news conference at the annual NFL owners’ meetings.

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NOAH to reopen?


ABRAMSON: YEP; CHILDREN’S: HUH?     State Rep. Neil Abramson, D-New  Orleans, appearing before the New  Orleans City Council March 21, said  the state has finalized a deal to lease  the shuttered New Orleans Adolescent  Hospital (NOAH) to Children’s Hospital,  allowing NOAH to reopen and provide  inpatient and outpatient mental health  services to children and adolescents.  Abramson, who led a presentation with  Reps. Jeff Arnold and Jared Brossett,  said, “While I’d like to say we can open  the doors tomorrow, it’s a work in progress. We don’t have a specific timeline.”      Under the terms of a 99-year lease  with the state, Children’s will pay the  state $650,000 the first year, with  subsequent annual payments increasing with inflation. Children’s also has  an option to pay $29 million, or the  approximate present-day value of the  entire term, immediately. The lease  requires the hospital to use the property  to provide mental health care.     Later in the day, however, Children’s  issued a statement saying the hospital  was “puzzled” by Abramson’s announcement, saying it did not intend  to open the “deteriorated” structure  and that Abramson had not spoken to  anyone at Children’s Hospital before his  council address.     In a phone conversation with Gambit,  Abramson acknowledged he had no  discussions with Children’s Hospital officials, but pointed out the lease agreement for the NOAH property requires  that the land formerly housing the hospital “shall be administered, managed and  operated so as to provide mental health  care, including inpatient and outpatient  services” consistent with the services  provided before the hospital was closed  by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration  in 2009.     At the time, the administration moved  NOAH patients to Southeast Louisiana  Hospital (SELH) in St. Tammany Parish.  Last year, the state relinquished control  of SELH to Florida-based Meridian  Behavioral Health Systems.     Abramson, whose district includes  NOAH, said many children with mental  health issues admitted to New Orleans 

emergency rooms have no ready access to inpatient psychiatric care and  often are shuttled to other hospitals.  “We know that sending these kids to  Mandeville, sending them to Alexandria,  sending them out of state away from  their families, is no solution,” he said.     If Children’s had not signed the lease  by Feb. 1, 2013, the state would have  been allowed to offer the property to the  highest bidder, which also would have to  use the NOAH portion for mental health  services, Abramson said. Once signed,  however, the lease gives Children’s two  years to bring NOAH up to code. Officials with Children’s signed the lease a  week before the Feb. 1 deadline.      Children’s spokesman Brian Landry  confirmed the hospital signed the lease  in order to meet the deadline and continue negotiations with the state, adding  that Abramson was “accurate with the  current lease agreement requirements,  but what’s also in that lease is our ability  to cancel the lease. He knew we were  intending to cancel the lease if we’re  unsuccessful in lifting the restrictions.     “We are anxious to work with Rep.  Abramson and the other members of the  legislature to continue to look at other  ways to expand mental health services  for children,” Landry added. “We provide a tremendous amount of psychiatric care, and we hope the community  understands that we do that.”     Councilmembers praised the deal but  stressed that it is not the end of discussions with the Jindal administration. “I  challenge you to look at adult mental  health care going forward,” District D  Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell said. “When we go to Baton Rouge  we’re getting the deaf ear … And let me  clarify to the public that we’re not getting  the deaf ear from our own delegation.”  — CHARLES MALDONADO

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GLEASON, SHANLE JOIN FUJITA     As the Supreme Court prepares to  hear oral arguments on two same-sex  marriage bans this week, several dozen  pro athletes have filed a brief with the  high court both supporting same-sex  marriage and challenging California’s  Proposition 8, which amended that  state’s constitution to ban gay and  lesbian nuptials. And while Cleveland  Browns linebacker and former New���Orleans Saint Scott Fujita has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage for  years, the brief has now been cosigned  by several of his former teammates,  including former Black and Gold players  Scott Shanle, Steve Gleason, David Kopay and Kawika Mitchell. Another  Louisiana name among the signatories:  former LSU women’s basketball star and  coach Pokey Chatman.     “Football is a macho sport, but we’ve  found many players to be accepting,”  Fujita said in a statement. “We hope to  create an environment where a player 

news + views who is gay will be treated like any other teammate.” The brief comes on the heels of a Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted earlier this month, which showed support for same-sex marriage is at an all-time high in America at 58 percent, with Democrats and — for the first time — a small majority of Republicans in support. The gap is greater by age; 81 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds now support same-sex marriage. A separate Fox News poll last week had lower numbers but similar trends across demographic groups, with 49 percent of respondents in that poll for same-sex marriage and 46 percent against it. same-sex marriage is now legal in nine states and the District of Columbia. Louisiana voters amended the state constitution in 2004 to prohibit both samesex marriage and civil unions. — ALeX wOODwARD & KeviN ALLMAN

Rental wrangles B&B OPERATORS TO COUNCIL: ENFORCE LAWS At a meeting of the New Orleans City Council’s Housing and Human Needs Committee last week, bed-and-breakfast (B&B) operators, property owners and representatives of the city’s tourism industry demanded more stringent enforcement of short-term property rental laws, saying the city’s lax attitude takes business from legitimate bed and breakfasts and hotels — and costs the city tax dollars.

“every year legitimate operators lose $13 million in potential bookings to illegal short-term rentals,” said B&B operator Brian Furness, giving the estimates of the French Quarter Citizens illegal short-Term Rental Committee, which is part of the French Quarter Citizens neighborhood group. Based on taxes paid by licensed and permitted facilities, Furness added, “Those illegal operators would owe $1.4 million annually in taxes. Against this backdrop, the city’s lack of enforcement is perplexing.” “i just don’t understand how the city can leave all this revenue on the table … just going by what we pay in taxes,” said Bonnie Rabe, president of the Professional innkeepers Association of New Orleans and owner of the Grand victorian Bed and Breakfast on st. Charles Avenue. “The bottom line is people are doing it because they know they can get away with it. They know the city isn’t doing anything.” City ordinance prohibits property owners without hotel or bed-and-breakfast permits from renting out their homes for less than 60 days in the French Quarter or 30 days elsewhere in the city. The city enforces the law by sending out notices to property owners or agents advertising illegal short-terms. in a January cover story on super Bowl rentals, Gambit revealed the city had not sent out any such notice during the entire second half of 2012, despite flagrant online advertising for pricey illegal rentals in the run-up to the big game. Nor had city government ever provided

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The cost of the settlement indeed appears to be much greater than BP anticipated when it agreed to the deal last year. in statements to the press and numerous stockholder filings with the U.s. securities and exchange Commission, BP consistently estimated $7.8 billion as the total cost of the settlement. subtracting the guaranteed $2.3 billion set aside for commercial fishing losses leaves $5.5 billion for each of the 10 remaining claim types, including business economic losses, the category so far receiving the largest settlement offers. According to Juneau’s most recent public report, $1.282 billion has been offered to about 5,500 business economic loss claimants thus far. That’s an average of $233,000 per offer. what may have BP concerned is the fact that 34,000 claims have been submitted — thus far. if the average offer remains roughly $233,000, BP’s potential exposure would be more than $7.9 billion — just for that category alone. what’s more, hundreds of new claims are submitted each week with more than a year to go before the April 2014

deadline. According to its 2012 annual report, the company — which still faces tens of billions more in Clean water Act and Oil Pollution Act fines should it be found grossly negligent in the ongoing civil trial — has about $10.5 billion remaining in the original $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Oil spill Trust it established to pay claims. BP now concedes the final figure of the settlement could be higher — much higher — and says it has paid out ninefigure sums in “fictitious” claims. “while the ultimate amount at stake is at present inestimable, awards for fictitious losses already are hundreds of millions of dollars and could reach billions,” the company’s motion for injunction reads. “This significant, impending harm will be irreparable to BP.” Oral arguments on the proposed injunction are scheduled for April 5 in New Orleans before Judge Barbier. At that time, plaintiff lawyers may get a clearer picture of BP’s strategy for fighting the compensation plan to which the company has agreed — and which it now claims will cause “irreparable harm.”

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FORMER GOVS DON’T LIKE BOBBY’S TAX PLAN Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who has largely been silent on the performance of her successor, Gov. Bobby Jindal, broke her silence with some brief remarks at a lunch meeting of the Acadiana Press Club last week. Referring to Jindal’s plan to swap corporate and individual state income taxes for a 47 percent sales tax hike, Blanco said, “we need to really focus a little bit more on the real problems [facing Louisiana]. And a lot less on trying to change a tax system that is not broken.” Blanco and Jindal faced off for the governor’s seat in 2003. Jindal, the only Republican on the ballot, was the leader in that year’s primary election, while Blanco bested fellow Democrats Buddy Leach and Richard Ieyoub for the second spot on the runoff ballot. she defeated Jindal that November and served one term in office before declining to run again in 2007. Also taking a swipe at Jindal’s tax plan: former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who told The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette last week, “it’s a tax plan for the rich at the expense of the poor.” — KeviN ALLMAN

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ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN’T FIT •Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne told The Advocate last week that he “expects” to run for governor in 2015, but stopped short of declaring his candidacy. Others who are eyeing the race: Louisiana Agriculture & Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain and state Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, who formally declared his candidacy earlier this year and has been taking swipes at Gov. Bobby Jindal ever since ... • The Public Affairs Research (PAR) Council of Louisiana, a nonprofit watchdog group, issued a report last week on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax plan, which said, “The administration’s tax swap plan could be $500 million to $650 million short of being revenue neutral.” (For more on the plan, see Clancy DuBos’ column, p. 17.) Timothy Barfield of the state Department of Revenue, a Jindal point man on the budget, disagreed strongly, saying PAR hadn’t considered all the details the administration had used in its math. Not all was negative; PAR did say “The plan contains several strikingly useful reforms, and the Governor and his staff are to be congratulated for their political will and creativity” — citing as positive steps elimination of the corporate franchise tax, centralized sales tax collection and reconsidering Hollywood south tax breaks ... • The saenger Theater, closed since Hurricane Katrina and under construction for a year, is set to reopen in October, officials announced last week at a tour of the newly restored italian Renaissance interior. The Broadway Across America series will return to the saenger this fall after a post-Hurricane Katrina tenure at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. First up: the raunchy hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, by the creators of South Park. ... — KeviN ALLMAN & LAUReN LABORDe

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MIXED NEWS FOR ST. ROCH TAVERN, BACKYARD BALLROOM Drama last week for two longtime Marigny/Bywater nightspots along the rapidly gentrifying st. Claude Avenue arts corridor: The st. Roch Tavern faced a second consent agreement for operation of the bar following a round of allegations from the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board regarding loitering, noise and litter at the bar. Under the terms of the new consent agreement, the bar must close entirely for two weeks beginning April 6 and close no later than 2:30 a.m. thereafter, among other requirements. Owner Ronald Waguespack signed a similar consent agreement in 2011. That year, st. Roch Tavern faced underage drinking allegations, and the ensuing consent agreement mandated that the bar also have a noise and litter abatement program. The new agreement also orders waguespack to soundproof the building, prohibits dogs and go-cups from the bar and orders that live music stop no later than 1:30 a.m. on weekends and 11:30 p.m. on weeknights. waguespack also was fined $10,000. Better news for the Backyard Ballroom, the st. Claude Avenue theater and performance space that has been mostly dark since 2011 because of zon-

ing issues. in October 2012, operator Laura “Otter” Campbell requested a city zoning change for the Backyard Ballroom, which originally opened in 2006 and has served as a venue for dozens of musical performances and theater productions. At last Thursday’s New Orleans City Council meeting, City Planning Commission staffers recommended approval of Campbell’s request for a conditional use permit — but with 12 provisos. Among them: Backyard Ballroom must be soundproofed, install a 6-foot fence, restrict hours to no later than midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends, install two bike parking spaces and submit a litter abatement program. The performance space also must pass fire and safety inspections, but it looks as though the Backyard Ballroom will be open for business in the near future. — ALeX wOODwARD



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Jindal’s taxing logic


ith just two weeks to go before lawmakers convene, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax overhaul package remains — and this is a charitable assessment — a work in progress. The governor proposes eliminating individual and corporate income taxes as well as the corporate franchise fee. He would replace them with a higher tobacco tax and a higher (and much broader) state sales tax — 5.88 percent rather than the current 4 percent. That 1.88 percent bump may sound negligible, but it’s actually a 47 percent hike in the state sales tax rate. Even those who are most sympathetic to Jindal’s plan admit it would give Louisiana the nation’s highest combined local and state sales taxes. The downside of higher sales taxes would be offset, Jindal says, by an influx of wealthy folks seeking a tax haven — and a spike in economic activity. Not everyone agrees with that rosy projection. As the Louisiana Budget Project noted last week, “The plan just shifts who pays taxes, and a tax shift is not tax reform.” Last week, the governor presented more details to legislators. If adopted in its latest incarnation, the governor’s tax overhaul would have a huge effect on Louisiana citizens and businesses. Last year, the state collected some $3.1 billion in personal and corporate taxes. If the governor’s tax plan is truly “revenue neutral,” as he claims, and if he plans to “rebate” hundreds of millions to the poor and to senior citizens, lawmakers will have to find a way to make up roughly $3.4 billion via sales taxes. That’s a lot of sales taxes. The governor suggests eliminating scores of sales tax exemptions, including many relied upon by existing Louisiana businesses. Many household and charitable exemptions also would disappear. For example, the governor wants to tax cable TV installation and tickets to museums and local theater productions. He also proposes brand-new sales taxes — $1.4 billion of them — on everything from haircuts to veterinary visits to monthly cable TV bills. Remember, these tax hikes would not increase state revenues; nor would they replace hundreds of millions of dollars that Jindal has cut from higher education and health care since 2008. No, the increased sales taxes would simply, allegedly, make Jindal’s plan “revenue neutral.” Unfortunately, the governor’s plan would not be “impact neutral.” Many individuals and businesses would pay more. Who would pay less? That’s easy: tax-averse millionaires — and those who have the clout to keep their existing sales tax exemptions. The Tax Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank, likes the governor’s plan, as does Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, who famously said he would like to shrink government

“down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” (How that statement squares with backing the highest sales tax in the nation is a mystery.) Meanwhile, 250 Louisiana clergy members from a variety of faiths last week blasted the plan as unduly harsh on the poor. The Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy says the plan would hike taxes on the bottom 80 percent of taxpayers while offering a break to the top 1 percent. Not sure whom to believe? Consider that Jindal’s point man on tax reform, Tim Barfield of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, pointedly told lawmakers last week, “It’s very clear that business will be taking more of this burden.” Huh? In announcing the broad outlines of his plan, Jindal said, “Switching to a more stable tax base can smooth out many of the rough edges and stabilize state budgeting, and stability in government attracts businesses and creates

The governor’s plan would not be ‘impact neutral.’ Many individuals and businesses would pay more. good jobs.” In other words, tax reform should make Louisiana more attractive to businesses. In fairness, parts of the governor’s plan would do exactly that. Specifically, we like his idea of eliminating corporate income taxes and the corporate franchise fee, as well as his proposal to streamline sales tax reporting and collections. Those are things that businesses often cite as problems in Louisiana. So why, then, make businesses shoulder “more of this burden” (not to mention burdening citizens more as well) with the highest sales taxes in the country? How would that attract businesses to our state? Time is running out. The legislative session begins April 8 — just two weeks from now. Rather than hastily passing a flawed (and poorly vetted) plan, why not just pass those parts of Jindal’s plan that everyone agrees make sense? Eliminate the corporate taxes, streamline sales tax reporting and collections, raise the tobacco tax to make up the difference — and spend the next year thoroughly vetting other ideas.

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Taking hostages want their proposals to take priority. “Until our bill passes, we will not be hearing any of [the tuition freedom bills],” Carter says. appel says the outcomes-based proposal would appoint a task force to place colleges into five tiers, where their graduation rates and performances could be compared to similar schools elsewhere. The proposed system would take the place of the Grad act, which also allows universities to raise tuition based on performance. Some lawmakers complain that method is too easily manipulated. University funding from the state would be divided into two categories under the appel-Carter plan: 60 percent for baseline funding, with no accountability required; and 40 percent pegged to outcomes. “Tennessee is already doing this,” appel says. House Speaker Pro Tem Walt leger III, d-New orleans, will be the lead author on a tuition freedom bill backed by the Board of regents, which is also considering

The Jindal administration has learned when to take prisoners — and when to let them get run over. litigation on the issue. Similar efforts have failed miserably in the past, but this time leger has a partner in House Speaker Chuck Kleckley, r-lake Charles, and an argument that may find appeal among his colleagues. “We’re one of only two states in the nation that require a vote of the legislature to increase tuition,” leger says. In drafting the new education package, appel says the administration and governor have granted a greater degree of “independence” for himself and Carter. “They’re more focused on the tax swap plan right now,” appel says. But if the opportunity strikes to use education issues as leverage to pass the tax swap plan or next year’s budget, Jindal will certainly leap into frame twisting a villain’s mustache with one hand and roping education to the track with the other. This is a high-stakes game, and the Jindal administration has learned when to take prisoners — and when to let them get run over. — Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist in Baton Rouge. Contact him at jeremy@ Follow him on Twitter: @alfordwrites.

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ne of the easiest ways to rile up lawmakers is to threaten them with a special session, which is what Gov. Bobby Jindal did recently — to very little fanfare recently. The governor was just setting the stage. It is possible the state Supreme Court could render its decision on the administration’s voucher overhaul law while lawmakers are in regular session, which starts april 8 and ends June 6. a district judge ruled in November that the voucher program unconstitutionally sends public funds to private schools. The state Supreme Court took up the case last week. It will take up another section of the 2012 education reform package later this year when it considers the constitutionality of a bill rewriting the rules for tenure and teacher evaluations. depending on the timing, Jindal could wind up pushing a reworked version of his voucher law through the regular session with only a few weeks remaining. In what would be the political equivalent of the Stockholm Syndrome, lawmakers may oblige under the gun, especially if faced with the option of returning to Baton rouge for a special session in the fall, by which time teachers’ unions will have ample time to fire up their troops. on the other hand, lawmakers may need a special session if the Supreme Court delivers its decision after the deadline to introduce new legislation. Equally uncertain is the fate of proposals to alter the popular ToPS scholarship program and give university management boards the authority to increase tuition, something only lawmakers currently enjoy, or rather detest. The latter issue is now billed as “tuition freedom.” To keep ToPS afloat, Team Jindal wants to redirect $120 million from a tobacco settlement fund. That “sweep” is among nearly 60 other dedicated funds targeted for transfers in the next budget. The administration probably hopes that tying the sweeps to a popular program like ToPS will convince lawmakers to go along with the controversial plan to use one-time funds for recurring expenses. James Caillier, executive director of the Patrick f. Taylor foundation where the ToPS program originated, says only $29 million is being used from the state general fund for scholarships next fiscal year. That’s an all-time low. “It’s hard to make the argument that ToPS is a drain on the budget,” Caillier says. “Maybe next session.” as for tuition freedom, there appears to be another hostage situation brewing. Senate Education Chairman Conrad appel, r-Metairie, and House Education Chairman Steve Carter, r-Baton rouge, are proposing a new outcomes-based system for university funding — and they

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Playing Jindal’s game vices [and] a new annual tax form for individuals to report certain sales tax payments.” The plan thus makes parts of the tax code more complicated, not simpler — and it puts a burden on individual taxpayers to “report certain sales tax payments.” It’s counterintuitive, to say the least, to imagine Jindal proposing more entitlements, but his plan does exactly that. As PAR notes, it would create “two new cash subsidy programs for low-income and certain retiree households.” Those entitlements would, of

It’s time for businesses to get vocal. It’s time for lawmakers to propose alternatives. course, have to be administered … by more bureaucrats. As Jindal stumps the state selling his amorphous plan, business leaders and lawmakers need to start speaking out. PAR was not totally critical of Jindal’s plan, and neither am I. As PAR put it, “The plan contains several strikingly useful reforms.” They include eliminating the corporate income tax and franchise fee, streamlining sales tax reporting and collections, and raising the cigarette tax. Eliminating personal income taxes is not awful per se, but replacing them with higher sales taxes is — especially when Jindal’s “swap,” as PAR states, would result in lower overall state revenues. We all know what would flow from that. Haven’t our colleges and hospitals suffered enough? It’s time for businesses to get vocal. It’s time for lawmakers to propose alternatives. Otherwise, they’re all playing Jindal’s game — a game that ultimately will have more losers than winners.

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ven though he still doesn’t have a final draft of his tax plan, Gov. Bobby Jindal has launched his statewide campaign to sell his gospel of wealth. He’s hoping to generate citizen support that will convince wary lawmakers to back his proposals. For opponents as well as those who are merely skeptical of Jindal’s plan, time is of the essence. The longer business leaders and intellectually honest lawmakers defer to Jindal by “waiting to see the bill in final form,” the more they play into the governor’s hands. Think back to last year, when Jindal spouted platitudes about “education reform” but waited, literally, until the last possible minutes to present his bills — then rammed them through the committee process within days, giving no one a fair chance to study them. The result was, among other things, a voucher plan with virtually no accountability. He’s using the same strategy with his tax-swap plan. He offers vague promises of “fairness” and “broadening the base,” but he and his tax-swap point man, Tim Barfield, executive counsel for the state Department of Revenue, offer few specifics — and then only in response to legislative and public pressure for more details. Barfield admitted last week that the plan would not make everyone a winner, as Jindal cheerily (and falsely) claims. Barfield conceded to a legislative hearing on March 18, “It’s very clear that business will be taking more of this burden.” Many businesses — and many business owners — would actually pay significantly more under Jindal’s plan. Most no doubt would try to pass their added costs on to customers and clients, but many may not be able to do so for competitive reasons. Also last week, the nonpartisan Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) released a report underscoring the major weaknesses in Jindal’s plan — from bad numbers to more entitlements to further complicating parts of Louisiana’s already arcane tax code. “Overall, there will be a shift of the tax burden from individuals to businesses, but that burden will not be evenly shared by all businesses,” PAR noted. Lawyers’ services, for example, would not be taxed, but those of architects, engineers and barbers would — along with many, many others. PAR cited “a new realm of laws and rules resulting from the taxation of ser-


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Dear Karen, I am honored that so many folks were gathered in my name. What a clever idea to alleviate the boredom. Thank you for submitting so many interesting questions; I will never be able to choose a “best.” I’m sorry that I cannot answer each question personally, but I will try to answer them all in Gambit in due course. I’ll begin with the first one on the list you sent. Hey Blake,

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Dear Micah, In 1805, Frenchman Bernard de Marigny named a street in his faubourg Rue des Francais, today Frenchmen Street, to honor countrymen who had defied Spanish rule. Some of them paid for their actions with their lives. When the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, Don Antonio de Ulloa, arrived three years after France gave New Orleans to Spain in 1763, many French people living in the city rose up in revolt. The principal conspirators were Nicholas Chauvin de Lafreniere, Denis-Nicolas Foucault, Balthasar de Masan, Pierre Marquis, Jean Baptiste de Noyan, Bienville Noyan, Julien Doucet, Jean and Joseph Milhet, Pierre Caresse, Joseph Petit, Pierre Poupet, Pierre Hardy de Boisblanc and Joseph Antoine Villere. Spain sent Alejandro O’Reilly to crush the rebellion, and the conspirators were tried on charges of treason. Lafreniere and four others were shot on Oct. 25, 1769, on the champs de mars, or parade ground, in front of Fort St. Charles near the point where Chartres Street and Esplanade Avenue intersect today.


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udy Haber-Stone adjusts a clover-patterned bandanna on Guinness, a 6-year-old black-and-tan border collie mix, outside The John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehab Center in Uptown. Guinness sits patiently, only raising his tan eyebrows when another dog walks close by. For two years, Haber-Stone has volunteered with the Visiting Pet Program, which sends more than 120 pets to comfort patients at more than 20 facilities in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes. The program was founded in 1987 and is the area’s oldest-running animal-assisted activity and therapy program. Hainkel Home is a regular stop. “There are 150 beds there,” says program president Lee Gaffney. “Multiply that at two times a month over 21 years. That’s a lot of people. “Our goal is to simply brighten someone’s day,” she says. “If we get a smile, we get a conversation, that could be huge.” Program coordinator Claire Sommers, who has volunteered with the program since 2000, guides Parker, a 5-year-old whippet who is wearing green clover beads. Inside Hainkel Home, a group of residents greets the dogs in a recreation room. Anna Christiana, who owned the former Christiana’s Seafood on Oak Street, turns in her wheelchair to meet Parker, who calmly approaches her and rests his head in her hands. “The residents really come to learn who’s here all the time,” Sommers says. Leslie Davis, who has volunteered with the program for 20 years, picks up Bacchus, a black 7-year-old dachshund and retired Westminster Kennel Club show dog. “This is so much more rewarding,” Davis says. Davis carries Bacchus to several residents, and the former show dog welcomes the attention. “He remembers you,” Davis says.


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The chapter now has 40 “pet therapy” teams (each made up of a volunteer and his or her pet) which visit several schools, nursing homes and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Centers, as well as events hosted by St. Tammany Association for Retarded Citizens (STARC). (The chapter also is helping launch another in Hammond.) Each dog and its owners attend an orientation and assessment, followed





by certified dog trainers evaluating the animals for temperament and obedience. If the dogs pass, they must attend 10 supervised site visits with chapter members before certification. “It creates a whole social comfort break in their day,” McMurtry says of the residents. “They get so excited when the dogs come. It’s a break in their usual routine to sit and pet and have a conversation with someone who will listen. … A lot of times they’ve had pets all their lives and no longer have them.” Love on a Leash also offers a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ) program, CLAIRE SOMMERS (RIGHT) INTRODUCES PARKER, A WHIPPET, TO A PATIENT.

which certifies dogs to sit with children learning to read. READ programs were launched in 1999 and have grown to more than 3,000 reading therapy teams in the U.S. Love on a Leash is the only READ-certified reading therapy program in Louisiana. The idea is simple: Children read aloud with a dog as a reading companion. They don’t have to fear snickering from classmates for their stutters or reading apprehension — the dogs offer comfort. Love on a Leash also has teamed with St. Tammany Parish libraries for reading events with elementary school children and READ-certified dogs. “The learning of reading becomes something to do for fun rather than with a critical eye,” McMurtry says. “They get to pick out a book and practice their reading skills.” The Visiting Pet Program offers a similar service, Reading to Rover, which partners with literacy program Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) and offers reading events at Orleans and Jefferson parish libraries on a Saturday each month. (As a reward for their listening, the dogs are offered a treat from their readers.) “Dogs don’t laugh,” Sommers says. When the Visiting Pet Program began in 1987, it served under the Louisiana SPCA with the shelter’s pets as its therapy animals. The program became a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2000 and earned the LA/SPCA’s Dorothy Dorsett Brown Humanitarian

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Award in 2004. Besides dogs, its therapy teams also include cats, guinea pigs and rabbits. “When it started, there were seven of us and only 12 facilities, and we went to them once a year,” says Gaffney, who has volunteered with the program for 21 years. “Now we have 120 volunteers.” Volunteers and their pets must attend orientations (offered in the summer and fall) and pass a pet handler evaluation (“basically a mock nursing home environment,” Gaffney says), a temperament test, and probationary period where handlers and their animals make four visits to facilities. Upcoming orientation days for new volunteers are 10 a.m. to noon June 15, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 14 and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Animal handlers must be at least 18 years old — and there are some prerequisites for the animals before they can provide therapy. Animal “therapists” must have a friendly disposition and be sociable with adults, children and other animals, have basic obedience training, be at least one year old, up to date on required shots and be comfortable with strange smells and sounds (like yells and hospital equipment). “People pet animals in strange ways sometimes,” Gaffney says. Gaffney remembers visiting a hospital room where a teen girl had been waiting for the therapy dogs to arrive — she petted them and giggled. “She had refused any treatment and had never gotten out of bed,” Gaffney says. “When she heard pets were coming, she got up and waited in the hall for us.” Gaffney also recalls a visit to a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease who only said “bright eyes” as she petted the dogs: “The nurse said that that woman hadn’t spoken in weeks.” Gaffney and other volunteers easily list emotional anecdotes from their visits, each seemingly as simple as walking their dogs but with the immeasurable compassion that only a pet can provide.

“Animal-assisted activity is what we do,” Gaffney says. “It’s not goaloriented. We don’t have to go through X-Y-Z to get results. … We don’t see muscular development or coordination. We just see smiles. “A lot of times it’s not about the patients — it’s about the family in the room who’s been there for days and days. And the nurses and doctors love it.” Pat Egers was inspired to volunteer with Maggie, her 5-year-old mixed breed dog, when Egers’ family members were admitted to East Jefferson and Touro hospitals, where therapy animals visited them. “People just light up when they see the dogs,” Egers says. Bacchus trots on the beige and peach tiles on Hainkel Home’s second floor, where Easter and St. Patrick’s Day decorations and floral portraits hang on the walls. Visiting Pet Program volunteer Davis knocks on each door, asking, “Would you like to meet my dog?” June Walton, who taught in New Orleans schools for 30 years, waits in her room for Bacchus. Davis enters with two Langenstein’s paper bags full of books and Bacchus in tow. Davis makes regular visits to Walton and always brings books — Walton has a growing collection in two boxes at the foot of her bed. Bacchus, who has visited with Walton numerous times, rests his nose on her arm and licks her hand. In the hall, Cuyahoga the Weimaraner sits and waits for his turn inside a room. Volunteer Creevy Clay assists Karen Terry and Fiona, a quiet Papillon mix that is in the middle of a mandatory probationary visit before the program makes her a full member of the team. Terry walks Fiona into Walton’s room to meet her for the first time. “You do a lot for us,” Walton tells Terry. “We’re smiling all day long.

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ANIMAL RESCUE NEW ORLEANS 271 Plauche St., Harahan, (504) 571-1900 Adoption hours: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily Adoption fees are $100 for cats and $150 for dogs and include spaying and neutering, all shots, microchipping, combo testing for cats, and heartworm treatment if necessary. JEFFERSON PARISH ANIMAL SHELTER 1 Humane Way, Harahan, (504) 736-6111; 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, (504) 349-5111 Adoption hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Fri.; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thu.; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. Adoption fee is $67 and includes spaying and neutering, the first set of vaccinations, worming and microchipping.

PLAQUEMINES ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY 455 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., Belle Chasse, (504) 392-1601 Adoption hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. Adoption fees for dogs are $100 and $25 for cats and include vaccinations and microchipping, and cats are tested for leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus. ST. BERNARD PARISH ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER 5455 Judge Perez Drive, Violet, (504) 278-1534 Adoption hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Adoption fees for dogs and puppies weighing less than 25 pounds are $90, and adult dogs more than 25 pounds are $50. Adult cats are $15 and kittens are $35. Fees include spaying and neutering, one

ST. TAMMANY PARISH ANIMAL SHELTER 31078 Hwy. 36, Lacombe, (985) 809-0183 Adoption hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Adoption fees are $65 for dogs and $55 for cats and include spaying and neutering, microchipping, tests for heartworms and feline leukemia and all vaccines. ST. TAMMANY HUMANE SOCIETY 20384 Harrison Ave., Covington, (985) 892-7387 Adoption hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. Adoption fees are $150 for dogs and $75 for cats. Fees include spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping and six months worth of heartworm prevention. All adoptable cats have tested negative for feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus.

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LOUISIANA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., (504) 368-5191 Adoption hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat; noon to 4 p.m. Sun. Adoption fees for dogs weighing fewer than 20 pounds or younger than 6 months are $150. Fees for cats, kittens and dogs more than 20 pounds and older than 6 months are $80. Rabbits and other small pets are $80. All animals are spayed and neutered and fees include microchipping, heartworm and flea medications, vaccinations and tags and licenses for Orleans Parish residents. The next weekly offsite pet adoption event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the New Orleans Healing Center.

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unique ways.” Montero describes the menu as “innovative twists on classic Creole cuisine,” with a heavy emphasis on seasonal seafood. For spring, the restaurant features the “crawfish fete,” where 10 different dishes that include crawfish appear on the menu. In the summer, they’ll move on to “crab fete,” a celebration of the much-beloved local crustacean. For the seafood-averse, Cafe B offers other options, including the de rigueur filet and a revolving list of premium cocktails by bar manager Caleb Chafin. Choices like the Ponchatoula strawberry mojito or the blood orange margarita are mixed with premium ingredients and house-made syrups and infusions. Other specialties include the daily “spa plate,” a joint project between Ralph Brennan and Touro Infirmary which adheres to strict nutritional requirements. Montero says the biggest challenge for these entrees is sodium content, but he takes pride in making the spa plate something both delicious and familiar to New Orleanians, like a fat-free shrimp Creole over quinoa or a “skinny” Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. As the restaurant evolves, Montero hopes he can keep satisfying its multigenerational audience. “The biggest thing is trying to find a barometer in a suburban restaurant, rather than a downtown entity,” Montero says. “We’re learning all the time.”

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n the heart of Old Metairie, you could easily miss Cafe B (2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-934-4700; www., one of Ralph Brennan’s newest ventures. Only the valet parking stand might tip you off to this storefront bistro, where executive chef and general manager Chris Montero brings a city sensibility to a rarified neighborhood. “We’re so used to [artisan restaurants] in New Orleans; if you roll down Magazine Street, all of my buddies have restaurants that, in many ways, do what we do. But not so much in Metairie,” Montero says. “That’s our scope, that’s our hope, to bring [in] a little bit more of a broader audience.” Since the restaurant’s soft opening in May 2011, Montero and his team have worked to elevate the casual dining experience. They pair premium ingredients and house-made condiments with a moderate price point and low-key atmosphere, where waiters swap neckties for open-collared shirts and jeans. The dining room, a tablecloth-free teal and wood space that frames a shimmering bar, has a playful air. This relaxed atmosphere allows Montero to get creative with his menu, changing it seasonally while acknowledging local tastes. From his training in classical French cooking to his tenure as executive chef at the now-closed Italian restaurant Bacco, he looks for commonalities across cuisines that inspire new dishes. “I’m a local, born and raised on pansauteed speckled trout with jumbo lump crabmeat on it,” Montero says. “When we started here, I was going for a much more contemporary American bistro, kind of gastropub kind of thing … [but our customers] kept asking for more and more fish and more and more seafood, so hopefully we can continue to do that in

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“Modern Southern” is the concept for Tivoli & Lee (926 St. Charles Ave., 504-962-0909;, the restaurant now open inside the Hotel Modern on Lee Circle. Across the restaurant, that term translates to regional flavors and favorites treated to creative reinterpretations. Sauteed black drum comes with succotash and fried onions; deviled eggs are topped with remoulade and chicken cracklings; the bar specializes in contemporary whiskey cocktails, and andouille tots make appearances as sides and bar snacks. Andouille tots? “We make them from shredded potatoes and add rendered andouille and manchego,” says chef Mike Nirenberg. Pork belly with pickled greens, an egg cream spiked with whiskey on the dessert menu and a lunch menu po-boy combining fried oysters and pulled pork continue the approach across the board at Tivoli & Lee. The restaurant space previously was Tamarind by Dominique, the Vietnamese/ French concept from chef Dominique Macquet that lasted about a year before closing last fall. In the interim, the Hotel Modern brought in Nirenberg to oper-

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he curries and chutneys interspersed across the Asian/ Creole menu at Sara’s Bistro long offered a cache of Indian flavor in a town with precious little of it. That element is even harder to find now, however, as the fusion tides at this offbeat, sometimes off-kilter Riverbend restaurant wends farther from the Ganges River, closer to the Mekong and, at times, dips into the Mississippi. There are bubble-crusted, potato-stuffed samosas here, and cardamom-scented saffron rice serves as a bed for a lamb shank smothered in deep red curry. But the new tack at Sara’s is more about the Viet salad, a crisp heap of sprouts, cabbage and fish sauce with shrimp crackers that rattle and burst on the tongue like Pop Rocks, or the Cajun-style deep-fried Cornish hen with cranberry sauce seeping out and bok choy on the side. There’s also new lunch service and the sandwich/soup combo can bring a French dip and a bowl of pho with a robust, dark broth. Mac Rahman has operated a restaurant at this address since the late 1980s, beginning with the straightforward curry house Old Calcutta. In 1996, he and chef Ganesh Ayyengar took Sara’s into the ’90s fusion craze. That’s basically how things stayed until last fall, when changes came frequently. A new consulting chef came in, promising to modernize the place with local sourcing, craft cocktails and other hallmarks of the moment. He left Sara’s within a few months, however, and the restaurant seemed stuck

At Sara’s Bistro, lunch options include shrimp spring rolls and the soup and salad combination of pho and a sandwich. PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER

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Scharffenberger Brut Rose Sparkling about halfway through its refit. More recently, chef Cristina Trinh has taken the helm, and she’s getting Sara’s up to full speed, but also is taking a new course. One telltale dish is silken tofu in a spicy, Thai-style coconut milk curry. Another is like a two-part ode to Peking duck, featuring a confit leg and chopped, roasted meat wrapped in pancakes. Grand Marnier spiked the whipped cream over donut bread pudding one night, and on another evening, the soup was a smooth, mellow blend of sweet crabmeat and hobak, a Korean pumpkin. This kitchen is stretching out and clearly having fun. For all the new energy, however, Sara’s sometimes seems at frayed ends. The aged fixtures and furniture seem retro now, and waitstaff often seemed too new to the job, struggling with wine service and unable to offer much guidance on the unconventional menu. But for a restaurant with its considerable mileage, Sara’s effort to upgrade is promising. Produce is fresh, many of the meats have traceable paths from Louisiana farms and the new lunch program is fast, inexpensive and highly satisfying. It grates a bit to watch a rare local Indian option shrink in favor of trends we can find at many restaurants. But while some of the trappings are familiar, the chef’s approach is personal and distinctive and the restaurant’s DNA remains resiliently quirky. That combination should keep things interesting.

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Scharffenberger Brut Rose is made from 54 percent pinot noir and 46 percent chardonnay in the methode traditionnelle (Champagne) process. Such wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged — the steps used to remove the lees, or residual yeasts from fermentation. This wine is both elegant and playful. In the glass, a lovely effervescence presents aromas of wild strawberry, peach, raspberry jam and pie pastry. On the palate, taste watermelon, red berry, lime and mineral notes. Enjoy it as an aperitif or with light hors d’oeuvres, egg dishes, grilled salmon, melon, glazed ham, salads, roasted fowl, leg of lamb, spring vegetables, mild cheeses and desserts. Buy it at: Martin Wine Cellars. Drink it at: Mr. B’s Bistro and Cafe Lynn.

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interview ate an extended pop-up concept called Why Not? in the space. James Stuart, the creative director for the hotel, says Tivoli & Lee grew out of that experience. “We want it to be approachable, with a pure and simple attitude to dining with Mike’s sensibility for what’s fresh and local,” Stuart says. A redesign accentuates views of the circle, and outdoor tables are coming soon. The bar has been revamped too, but there’s still a familiar face behind it. Kimberly Patton-Bragg, who created cocktails for Tamarind, is in charge of drinks at Tivoli & Lee. Nirenberg also is developing a new menu of bar food for Bellocq, the upscale craft cocktail lounge also inside the Hotel Modern. Tivoli & Lee serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

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Passover at Domenica Between the pizzas, meat plates and pasta dishes for which Domenica (123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www.-


icholas Chisesi’s great-great grandfather started Chisesi Bros. Meats (5221 Jefferson Hwy., 504-822-3550; in 1908, originally selling live chickens in the French Quarter. Today, the business is an iconic New Orleans food brand, best known for hams and deli meats sold at grocery stores and used at po-boy shops all across the area. The company will soon begin making boudin, hogshead cheese and andouille, citing a growing interest in these regional specialty meats. Nicholas Chisesi helps run the company along with his siblings Philip, Cody and Charisse and their father Philip.

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: Your hams will be on a lot of Easter tables this weekend. Do you have to ramp up to meet demand? Chisesi: everything dips down for Lent, when so many people here go to seafood. Then easter gives us this bump up, but that can be a challenge for us because you’re getting this demand all at once after being slow. Our customers, the grocery stores, they’re focused on getting seafood and then they need hams, but it’s not like making popcorn. We have a process that takes time. The hams are cured and then we hickory-smoke them for eight hours. A lot of people don’t realize that it’s all made right here by Louisiana people. : We see your company name on menus all the time. Do your peers in other markets have that kind of brand awareness? C: People in other cities may have their own brands, but you have to remember that New Orleans people are extremely loyal to what they want and what they ask for. People want to put our name on their menus and that’s great, just as long as they’re buying from us. If we find out they’re not, we ask them to take it off. : How significant is it that your company is family run? C: My dad is going to make 77 in April, and he’s told us he might have given it up after (Hurricane) Katrina. It was hard losing everything he’d worked for. The business was destroyed, he lost his house. His brother, who ran the company with him, died after the storm. It was hard. But he realized that the next generation wanted to keep it going, and that’s really why it’s still here. — IAN MCNULTY is known, chef Alon Shaya has been crafting special menus for major Jewish holidays. The latest example is for Passover, and it will be served March 25 through April 2. It’s a four-course meal that includes matzo ball soup with duck and saffron, black grouper, lamb shoulder and strawberry cobbler with matzo streusel. The meal costs $55 per person. This is not a kosher meal, nor is Domenica anything like a kosher restaurant. But based on impressive earlier holiday dinners, it should deliver a meal loaded both with culinary nuance and cultural tradition.

German dinners

We are still six months from Oktoberfest, but there is a big feast of traditional German foods at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood Road, Metairie, 504522-8014; on March 30. The German cultural group is launching a new German dinner series where you can dig in and learn about the food, wine and beer of different German

regions. “We want to show people something a little more than bratwurst and sauerkraut,” says Deutsches Haus Ladies Auxiliary President Rose Mancini, who is coordinating the series. The March 30 dinner features foods of Swabia, a region in southwestern Germany. The menu includes maultaschen in bruhl (German ravioli in broth), salad, roast pork, spaetzle, Schwabish potato salad and strudel. There is a vegetarian menu available as well. If all goes according to plan, the Deutsches Haus bar will serve Schwaben Brau, a beer produced in the region. Short films about the region will be shown during the dinner, and Mancini says as the series continues the Haus will bring in speakers familiar with featured regions. Future installments are scheduled for July 18 and Sept. 21, and Mancini says a Black Forest-themed game dinner will be scheduled as well. The March 30 dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $25. Advance purchase is required. Call (504) 522-8014 or visit the events page on

2515 Bayou Road (504) 945-8788 This casual Jamaican eatery features whole fish and blazing spice.

Liborio Cuban Restaurant 321 Magazine St. (504) 581-9680 Choose from a full menu of Cuban classics at this CBD stalwart.

Mayas 2027 Magazine St. (504) 309-3401 The upscale menu draws broadly from the islands and coastal rim.

Taste of the Caribbean 504 Gretna Blvd., Gretna (504) 265-8946 Curried oxtail and island gumbo stand out at this Haitian cafe.




“Don’t order all off-menu drinks. When a mixology geek places an order with a bartender, it can sometimes feel like a lost chapter of Harry Potter, with bespectacled, intense young men shouting strange, incantatory phrases (‘Tailspin!’ ‘Mother’s Ruin!’ ‘Tuxedo!’) at each other in an attempt to cower their interlocutor into submission. At least make your first drink order one from the menu — it’s a sign of respect, and it’ll help broaden your horizons. “ — Christopher Ross, from “The Five Biggest Cocktail-Order Fails” in Details magazine.

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Just two years ago, Dat Dog opened as a quirky, colorful hot dog stand in a glorified shed along Freret Street. Today, the business is shaping up to be a New Orleans wiener empire, with a new Magazine Street location (3336 Magazine St., phone n.a.; now open to join the greatly expanded Freret Street one (5030 Freret St., 504-8996883). A third restaurant is planned for a busy block of Frenchmen Street later this year, and there’s a Dat Dog mobile unit. While the growth has been rapid, the Dat Dog mojo didn’t materialize out of thin air. Owners Skip Murray and Constantine Georges were high school classmates who came at the business from different directions. While living in London, Murray started the Real American Hot Dog Company UK to introduce Brits to ballpark-style franks. After Hurricane Katrina, he returned to New Orleans and reconnected with Georges. A member of one of the area’s wealthiest families (Georges Enterprises, the family business, owns companies across the South), Georges was retired from his career as a federal prosecutor. He and Murray decided to give hot dogs a go in their hometown, and people have been lining up ever since. The newest Dat Dog serves the same menu as the original: hot dogs and sausages with extravagant toppings and cheese fries by the boatload. The design is similar too, with a Crayola-bright color scheme, a full bar and an outdoor patio. The Dat Dog pack plans to build a twostory restaurant at 601 Frenchmen Street, a narrow and long-vacant lot next to the Apple Barrel Bar. Work is expected to begin this summer, with a possible opening by the end of the year. Like the Freret Street version, the new Magazine Street Dat Dog serves lunch and dinner daily.

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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 lemon-vodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ KnuCKleHeads eaTerY — 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola. com — This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s all-Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

sOMeTHIn’ else CaFe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Treasure Island BuFFeT — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechestcasino. com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BaR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 3029357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden

sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www. — 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 sundried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $


rendOn Inn’s dugOuT sPOrTs Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. Fresh cut fries are served with Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THe rIVersHaCK TaVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHaMrOCK Bar & grIll — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BaRBeCUe BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ HICKOrY PrIMe BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www. — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola. com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a

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

CaFe anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines. com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honey-Dijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; — 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. — 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; www. — 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) 899-4260; www. — 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. $$$ OaK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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; — 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. $$$ MOnTrel’s BIsTrO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ page 42

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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. $$

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. $

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


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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. $$$

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SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. the Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; www.steamboatnat- — the Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — this popular neighborhood restaurant is know for its wet-battered fried chicken. Green beans come with rice and gravy. there’s bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DeLI JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — the Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and thousand Island

dressing. the Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun. com — this New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-thu., dinner Mon.-thu. Credit cards. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; — the 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. the deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; — 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,

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QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; — 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; — the menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand 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. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — this French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

INDIaN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — 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) 8949797 — 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,

ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; www.moscasrestaurant. com — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ 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. $ 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. $$

CHIBA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — 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. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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. page 44

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

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) 488-1000; — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EvOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 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) 5254790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton 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. $ 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. $$

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style 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. $$ TIJUANA’S MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 533 Toulouse St., (504) 227-3808; www. — This eatery serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, ropa vieja and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with gallo pinto, fried pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains and fried cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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; www. — The Russki

out to eat 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; — 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) 934-4700; www.cafeb. com — this cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www. — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$


NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and

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 late-night daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys. com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. the Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and old New orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. there are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; — 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 po-boy 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. $$



ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 2466155; 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. $$

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

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 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. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; www. — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New orleans favorites. the thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlicherb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill. com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD 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 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. $

CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; — this traditional steakhouse serves uSDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. the menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

VIetNaMeSe AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola. com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. there are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266;— 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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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. — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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Flip-de-lis Comics Moshe Kasher and Natasha Leggero headline One Eyed Jacks. By Will Coviello


cessful person even though I was living among crackheads in Little Armenia and driving a car that the top would be halfway up half the time,” she says. “I had a convertible with dents in the side and the top would only go halfway up. You’re going through life thinking you’re these things that you’re not, and you’re still having to champion this idea. “That’s how I started standup — talking about the things that were depressing me.” Kasher’s path has been even less conventional. He grew up in Oakland, Calif., where his family survived on public assistance. He battled juvenile delinquency and mental health issues, which is covered in his recent book Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. In addition to touring, he’s carved out a niche and fanbase via the book, a show (Live in Oakland) released on Netflix and podcasts. “I started comedy at the tail end of the alt-comedy movement,” he says. “It was when Sean Patton, David Cross and Janeane Garofalo had gotten firmament under them. … At that moment, the Internet exploded. There were all these cool rock ’n’ roll comedians and you had the immediacy of the Internet.” Kasher has embraced the Internet to the point of reading comments on his YouTube videos to mine for material. But he says he’s Googling his name less often, and spending more time writing for and appearing on TV. Like Leggero, he’s a regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s E! show Chelsea Lately, where many young comics get exposure while trading barbs and commenting on entertainment news. “I knew that I had done OK my first time when (Handler) started making fun of me,” Kasher says. “You know it’s cool when she turns her talons on

you. … It was my wrists. I Comic Moshe Kasher attracted have extremely hairy wrists fans on the Internet, through his — and the rest of my body. book and touring. I had my arms out foolishly on the table, and when she PHOTO COURTESY MOSHE KASHER finally noticed and turned on me. I felt comfortable.” Moshe Kasher, Kasher had already writAPR ten plenty of jokes about his Natasha Leggero, hairy wrists, so it was easy Tom Lennon, Chris Trew for him to take advantage of and Ariel Elias the spotlight. 7 p.m. Monday Some of that material is posted on YouTube, so One Eyed Jacks his fans already know it. 615 Toulouse St. Building a fan base that way has made touring easier. (504) 869-8361 It means he can have fans even in towns with young or no comedy scenes. It allows Tickets $12 in advance, comics to have more fun on $15 at the door the road, which is part of his New Orleans agenda. “New Orleans is such a cool town,” he says. “All the standups want it to be a place where there’s comedy fans.”


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omedian Moshe Kasher is a fan of New Orleans both because and in spite of a memorable show at Hell Yes Fest two years ago. “There was some lady who was upset by something I said, so she flipped me off,” Kasher says. “And I was like, ‘Oh, are you flipping me off or is that the fleur-de-lis? I am not sure if that’s a New Orleans greeting.’ “But that festival was a lot of fun, and that moment was a lot of fun,” Kasher adds. Kasher has been touring with Aziz Ansari, but he’s taking a short break to do shows in New York and New Orleans with Natasha Leggero. They’ll be joined by comedian and Reno 911! star Tom Lennon on a bill with local comedians Chris Trew and Ariel Elias. For touring comics, every city has its tough audience members. Two weeks ago, Kasher and Leggero spent three nights headlining at Caroline’s in New York City, where Leggero set off an audience member. “I have not had this happen in five years,” Leggero says. “I did this joke about AIDS. The joke was that I got a new car and they were giving out free AIDS tests at the DMV, which is true. So I said, ‘The only thing worse than going to the DMV is going to the DMV and finding out you have AIDS.’ “This threw her,” Leggero says. “She stood up and started coming down the aisle. I had to have her removed.” Kasher and Leggero have both been busy with an array of projects, and the quick trip to New Orleans is part business, part pleasure. After three years of touring as a headliner, Leggero won’t start touring heavily again until late in the year. “I enjoy (touring),” Leggero says. “There are lots of ways to make it more fun: going to cool cities; traveling with friends. Some people turn it into crazy vacations.” Leggero has been writing material for an upcoming Comedy Central special, playing parts on Community and Burning Love, and voicing a character on Daniel Tosh’s animated show Brickleberry. Touring also is a way to get away from spending all of her time with producers, writers and industry people, she says. “Comedy is all about input and output,” she says. “You can’t just do standup. You have to have experiences.” Her stage persona was honed by her living experiences when she first moved to Los Angeles. “I always thought in my head I was this rich, suc-


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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — stanton moore, 8 & 10

Chickie Wah Wah — tommy malone band, 8 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8

WedneSday 27

d.b.a. — the treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30 Ellis Marsalis Center for Music — little freddie King feat. guitar lightnin’ lee, 6:30

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Siberia — Casualties, in Defense, Vapo-rats, fat stupid Ugly people, 9

Spotted Cat — andy J. forest, 4; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6; aurora nealand & the royal roses, 10

Bombay Club — monty banks, 6


Joe Krown, 5

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hangar 13 — Devils & the Details, 8 Hard Rock Cafe — Dana abbott, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Jason bishop, 9 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 11 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — too Darn Hot feat. meghan stewart, 6; Chris polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — rooted wings, 8; patrick Cooper, 9; michael liuzza, 10 Old Point Bar — ian Cunningham, 8 Old U.S. Mint — matt Hampsey & bruce barnes, 3:15 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park —

AllWays Lounge — Helen gillet, 9 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — gardenia moon, 7 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — michael & ashley lemmler, 5; smoking time Jazz Club feat. Chance bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8; Cary Hudson, 9:30 Circle Bar — Chris lee, 6 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 d.b.a. — the tin men, 7; walter wolfman washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina perez, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hard Rock Cafe — rocka-Holics, 10 House of Blues — Domenic, blake Quick, 6 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8

The Maison — messy Cookers Jazz band, 6; royal we, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Chris mule & the perpetrators, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — rooted wings, 6; lagniappe brass band, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Justin Johnson, 10 One Eyed Jacks — lydia, from indian lakes, sweet talker, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — lars edegran, topsy Chapman & palm Court Jazz band, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Jeffrey pounds, 5 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Jerry embree, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — roman skakun, 5; James rivers movement, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny burns & aine o’Doherty, 9 Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts — leonard Cohen, 8 The Maison — erin Demastes, 5; shotgun Jazz band, 7; barry stephenson’s pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — alabama slime blues revue feat. little freddie King & guitar lightnin’ lee, 6; 30x90 blues women, 9:30

Circle Bar — the tix, spacebros 3, Dolphin mouth, 9 Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; lagniappe brass band, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — rick trolsen, 9:30

Carrollton Station — born not Yet stringband, 10 Checkpoint Charlie — woodenhead, 9

Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Cedric burnside Jr., 6

Columns Hotel — ted long, 6

Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Chapel blues, 9 Old U.S. Mint — bruce barnes & matt Hampsey, 3 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — tim laughlin & Crescent City Joymakers, 8 Pavilion of the Two Sisters — thursdays at twilight feat. tom mcDermott & aurora nealand, 6

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rivershack Tavern — Christian serpas & george neyrey, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, 8:30 Siberia — lynn Drury, gal Holiday & the Honky tonk revue, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — alexey marti, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — sarah mcCoy’s oopsie Daisies, 4; miss sophie lee, 6; Jumbo shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Harry mayronne, 5; st. louis slim, 7:30

Four Points by Sheraton — Desantis Duo, 6

Vaughan’s — Kermit ruffins & the barbecue swingers, 8:30

Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30

FRIday 29

Hard Rock Cafe — tyler Kinchen & the right pieces, 10

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — anais st. John, 9

Hi-Ho Lounge — evangelistas, think no think, wolvie rock, 9

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — robin barnes Jazz trio, 5; prima Jazz band, 9; lena prima & band, 10

Circle Bar — norbert slama, 6; left of the Dial, 9

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Chickie Wah Wah — Creole string beans, 8

Buffa’s Lounge — wrong place saloon, 8

Oak — aaron wilkinson & friends, 9

Prime Example — stephanie Jordan, 7 & 9

Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — paul longstreth, 5; george french Quartet, 8:30

Bombay Club — linnzi Zaorski, 9:30

Chickie Wah Wah — roy book binder, 8; Johnny no, 10:30

Preservation Hall — new birth brass band feat. tanio Hingle, 8

Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand & tom mcDermott, 8

Bayou Beer Garden — mo Jelly, 8:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Clyde albert, 9

Three Muses — Kris tokarski Quartet, 7

Bombay Club — tony seville, 7

Lounge — phil melancon, 7 Babylon — broke 45, ossacrux, Diab, 9

AllWays Lounge — nasimiyu, 11 Andrea’s Capri Blu

The Cypress — while i wait, royal t, sleep silent scenario, 6:30 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — tuba skinny, 6; Cedeic burside, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Joe Krown trio, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — Desantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Consortium of genius, 9 Hangar 13 — south Jones, nola County, Jeb rault band, 9; spammkidd, russ, ribbz, midnight Hotel Monteleone — robin barnes, 5 House of Blues — appetite for Destruction, red white & Crue, poison’d, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; wendell brunious, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — mark Hessler, 5; finishmen, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave reis, 7 Little Gem Saloon — meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 9 The Maison — robin Clabby Quartet, 4; emily estrella & the faux barrio billionaires, 7; ashton Hines & the big easy brawlers, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — flow tribe, 10:30 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — todd Day waits pigpen, 4; la tran-k, 7; Javier olondo & asheson, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — gold beneath the Highway, 8; gina forsyth, 9;


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Oak — Billy Iuso, 9

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Old Point Bar — rick Trolsen, 5; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk revue, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Jacques & Marie Le Talon, 12 One Eyed Jacks — The New Orleans Bingo! Show, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Mark Braud & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz

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Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen started MaR 7:30 p.m. Fri.-thu. writing his brilliant War Witch about 10 years ago, but the movie’s basic buildZeitgeist Multi-Disciing blocks may seem familiar from recent plinary Arts Center times. War Witch explores the resilience of an 1618 Oretha Castle indigenous people living under impossibly difHaley Blvd. ficult circumstances; stars a young girl of African descent who narrates the film and delivers an (504) 352-1150 indelible performance; puts magical realism at the center of a wildly original story; features nonprofessional actors in all the key roles; and manages to feel spontaneous despite a meticulously crafted script. If that description doesn’t remind you of Beasts of the Southern Wild, you probably haven’t seen Benh Zeitlin’s film or read any of the press surrounding it. But just as a single group of notes can be used to power either a symphony or a punk-rock anthem, War Witch actually has little of substance in common with Beasts beyond a child’s perspective on the world. the story of Komona, a 12-yearold girl taken from her African village and forced to become a child soldier by rebel forces fighting a bloody civil war, War Witch comes out of the gate harshly realistic. though a work of fiction, the unrated, French-language film is firmly grounded in the realities of sub-Saharan Africa, where children are routinely forced into military and sexual servitude. Shifts in the film’s tone allow for depth and mystery far beyond its basic premise. Now in its initial theatrical run after winning multiple awards on the international film festival circuit last year — culminating in an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film — War Witch arrives locally as the best movie of the year so far, and by a significant margin. War Witch’s specific location and attendant politics are never mentioned, but the film was shot entirely on location in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc captures the lush beauty of the jungle, providing a poignant counterpoint to all the atrocities committed there. the same goes for Nguyen’s carefully chosen soundtrack of joyous African music. the matter-of-fact way in which War Witch tells its story makes the film seem natural and real even when it allows Komona to find love with a fellow child soldier, or take solace in the kindness of an uncle who has suffered unimaginably from the war. Nguyen shared his poetic and understated screenplay with his cast only a few pages at a time. though the story takes place over a couple of years, events seem to unfold in real time as Nguyen and his cast maintain a profound connection to the present wherever the film takes us. Nguyen found his young star Rachel Mwanza living on her own on the streets of Kinshasa, the Congo’s largest city. though not an actual child soldier, Mwanza’s life experience obviously informs her heartbreaking and utterly believable performance. Her unique presence blocks any chance that the movie will come off as an outsider’s take on third World horrors. And it allows War Witch to end on a spare note of hope despite all that has come before. — KEN KORMAN

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SPEcIAl ScREENINGS BEFORE SUNRISE (R) — A man and woman (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) meet on a train and Europe and end up spending an entire night together in Vienna. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-5400;



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THE HOST (PG-13) — The sci-fi film adapted from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s novel centers around parasitic aliens who have invaded Earth.

DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY (NR) — The documentary follows Arnel Pineda, the Filipino singer-songwriter whom the band Journey found on YouTube and hired him as its new lead singer. Tickets free for New Orleans Film Society and Contemporary Arts Center members, $7 general admission. 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; A FIERCE GREEN FIRE (NR) — The documentary narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep chronicles environmental movements. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; HARMONY KORINE (A SORT OF RETROSPECTIVE) — The gallery screens Korine’s Ken Park and Mister Lonely on Thursday and Gum-

mo on Friday. Free admission. 6 p.m., Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2983161; HEISSER SOMMER (NR) — The 1968 German teen musical follows a group of girls who find that an obnoxious group of boys has the same vacation plans as them. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; KAMIKAZE GIRLS (NR) — The Japanese comedy centers around two students with opposite identities who form a friendship. Email for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. LOST AIRMEN OF BUCHENWALD (NR) — The documentary chronices the story of the 168 allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Free admission. 6 p.m. Tuesday, National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 MOIRA TIERNEY & MARY SUE CONNOLLY — The visiting Irish filmmakers present May the Road Rise to Meet You, a selection of short films shot in New Orleans and Dublin, and Part One, a documentary on folk culture in modern Ireland. The screening includes Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and other guests. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; MUSICALLY SPEAKING SERIES DOUBLE FEATURE — DJ Soul Sister’s weekly film series features Ginger Baker in Africa and Fela Kuti: Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; NO REST FOR THE WICKED (NR) — The Spanish thriller follows a corrupt policeman who, after murdering three people in a bar, sets out to kill a witness and cover up his crimes. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 PAVILION (NR) — Tim Sutton’s film follows a teenager who leaves his lakeside town to move with his father to suburban Arizona. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students

and seniors, $5 members. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; THREE LITTLE WORDS (NR) — Fred Astaire stars in the 1950 musical-comedy about the songwriting duo Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Tickets $5.75. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; WAR WITCH (NR) — The Academy Award-nominated Canadian film is about child soldiers in Africa who get a short-lived opportunity to live normal lives. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through April 4, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; WE HAVE A POPE (NR) — Nanni Moretti’s comedydrama follows a cardinal who is elected pop against his wishes. 2 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992

cAll FOR FIlmmAkERS NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL. The festival seeks submissions in the following film categories: narrative (short and feature length), documentary (short and feature length), experimental shorts and animated shorts. Visit www. for detailed. The festival is Oct. 10-17. Submissions deadline June 23 (July 19 for Louisiana filmmakers). SYNC UP CINEMA. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s showcase for locally produced independent films (April 29-May 1) seeks submissions. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is April 1. 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) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, (504) 527-6012

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GaLLErIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 5692700; — “Class reunion,” a group exhibition, through april. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — “masters series,” interpretive works of Vincent Van gogh, monet, pablo picasso, renoir and edgar Degas by peter max, through april 9. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — “silence,” works by gustavo Duque; ceramics by matilde alberny; works by Duane spencer; all through sunday.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; — “Her infinite Variety,” a group exhibition, through april 6. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; — oil paintings by beneito bernard, ongoing. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; — “bilgewater,” works by David eddington, through monday. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., — “Do You like me? (Check Yes or no),” works by Kyle Channing smith, through april 9. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “Zelma,” works on painted and incised aluminum panel by mitchell lonas, through saturday. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — “new landscapes,” oil paintings by bill iles, through saturday. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. — “remembrance,” photographs by samantha foster; “selections from ‘the book of Hats: a Collection of extremely short illustrated poems,’” paintings by eliot brown; both through april 6. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “seamless,” works by angela burks, mandy rogers Horton and Carri skoczek, through april 27. THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; — “the offing,” works by Casey ruble, through april 20. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; — selfportrait wall drawings by Kyle bravo; collage and video by Deville Cohen; works by James esber; works by Jane fine; all through april 7. GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., (504) 894-1588; — “flavors of new orleans,” oil paintings and collage photography by ben Hamburger and stirling barret, through sunday. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. — “a salute to the Cultural arts,” a group exhibition, through sunday. THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 837-5204; www.

GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. — “no Understando,” works by lavar munroe, Joshua D. rubin and andrew norman wilson, through april 7. HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — “fresh art,” a group exhibition of new works, through april 6. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “outposts in eden, audubon and City parks,” paintings by Carol Hallock, through sunday. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “Dark matter,” drawings, sculpture and multimedia by brian borrello, through saturday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; — “Upon an altar,” mixedmedia works by Chris guarisco, through saturday. paintings by billy solitario, through april 13.

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LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., 484-7245 — “southern fried fractals,” paintings by Chris Clark; “light & atmosphere,” paintings by sean friloux; “random shots from my Camera,” photographs by eliot Kamenitz; all through may. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; — “origins,” paintings by Drake labry, through saturday. MID-CITY THEATRE. 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — “femme fest,” an exhibition of female artists curated by the women’s Caucus for art of louisiana, through april 19. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “new reflections,” paintings by edward bear miller, through saturday. PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “the white snake,” interactive ritual and healing performance by VnesswolfCHild and amanda stone, through april 19. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., (504) 899-4100 — “mississippi mermaids,” works by sean Yseult, through may 31. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., (504) 896-6369; www.

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ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “the shape of relics,” work on paper by troy Dugas; “private practice,” mixed media by stephanie patton; both through april 20.

Ave., (504) 895-6130; www. — “artists of faith,” works by michael Yankowski, Cathy Hegman, Jean geraci and others, through sunday. — “making waves,” sculpture by sylvaine sancton and Viorel Hodre, through thursday.


art LIStINGS — Works by three Fleming Sisters of Lafitte, through May 2.

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; www.sheratonneworleans. com — Photographs by Jack Robinson curated by Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, through Sunday. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “A Year and Some Change,” photographs by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, through April 6. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — Works by Debra Federico and Kami Galeana, through April 6.

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SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 8998182 — “Nature Under Glass,” works by James Vella, through Sunday. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; — “Sleepwalk,” works by Steven Seinberg, through Wednesday. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart. org — “A Place for Art; the Art of Place: Covington 200,” an exhibition commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the founding of Covington, through April 6. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; — “Stray,” paintings and drawings by tom Strider, through April 7. TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 3331414 — “Eden Adrift,” ceramic installation by Eva Champagne, through Sunday. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “CINEMAtROPE” and “Cinematic Realms,” an MFA thesis exhibition by Ryn Wilson, through April 6.



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HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www.nutrias. org — “Artmoor,” a bi-monthly showcase of local established and emerging artists, through May 16.

Call for artiStS MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. the City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for the festival. Email acasborne@ for details. Submissions deadline is May 24. MICHAEL P. SMITH FUND FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards a $5,000 grant to a photographer residing in a Gulf Coast state. Visit for details. Application deadline is Friday. MIXED MESSAGES.3: MULTIRACIAL IDENTITY, PAST & PRESENT. the Charitable Film Network and Press Street’s New Orleans Loving Festival seeks original artwork and films, with themes concerning race, racism and the multiracial experience, for the June group art show. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is April 30. MY MOM STILL THINKS MY WORK IS IMPROVING. Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; — the gallery seeks works for an exhibition that compares artists’ childhood and current works to illustrate connections between childhood and adulthood in art. the exhibition is May 11-June 2. Visit call-for-entries-my-mom-stillthinks-my-work-is-improving for details. Submissions deadline is Monday. NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 5225471; — Artists can apply to be included in the annual juried exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. One artist from the September exhibition will win a solo show at the gallery. Visit the website for details. Submissions deadline is June 15.

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 Saturday.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “Swamp to Swamp,” murals by MILAGROS, through April 6. “And their Voices Cry Freedom Again,” mixed media by Hannibal Lokumbe, through April 12. “A thousand threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond ‘Beasts’: the Art of Court 13,” through June 16. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. — Site-specific installation and retrospective of designers Doug and Gene Meyer, through Sunday. “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. 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 January 2014. “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 April 14. “Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” through May 12. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist Mel Chin, through May 25. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.


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Cinematrope: photographs and mixed media by Ryn Wilson Friday-Sunday UNO St. Claude Gallery, 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www.unostclaudegallery.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; — “Well-Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme,” through Sunday. “What Becomes a Legend Most?: The Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers,” through June 30. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE.

Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; — “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.

TULANE UNIVERSITY, LOUISIANA RESEARCH COLLECTION. Jones Hall, room 200, (504) 865-5000; — “Welcome Merry Shrovetide: Shakespeare on Parade,” Shakespeare-inspired Mardi Gras ball invitations, call out and admittance cards, dance cards and parade bulletins from 1870-1932, through Saturday.

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When we were young, we may have dreamed that our grown up lives would be like movies, epic adventures in which we were the stars and wrote the script instead of our mostly uncool parents. Only as adults did we learn that life is a collaboration of luck, intention and circumstance even if our dreams remain as cinematic as ever. Walker Percy explored this theme in the novel The Moviegoer, and now Ryn Wilson offers her own take in this Cinematrope show, in which she often stars and writes the script, yet mostly remains a creature of context. Especially emblematic is Traces (pictured), a photograph of a woman toting a vintage valise into a foggy forest in a dreamlike scene that recalls Francoise Truffaut’s flair for pastoral surreality. Here the setting dominates an image that evokes a deeply psychological sense of exile. Similar subtleties are heightened in a series of elegantly oblique diptychs, but Hitchcock sets the tone in The Fallen II, where a young woman in a short schoolgirl dress sprawls lifelessly at the bottom of a winding staircase. Wilson assumes a more personal role in a video of herself running alongside Cary Grant in the airplane scene in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, and peering in windows in Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve, but most of her work effectively taps the psychic reservoirs of cinematic myth we carry around inside us. In Sophie T. Lvoff’s recent photography show at Tulane University’s Carroll Gallery, the city itself was the star. Shadows of ironwork on cemetery walls mimicked the secret iconography of Voodoo hexagrams as cat’s claw creepers scaled the walls of a desolate hardware store and ghostly figures in outlandish costumes appeared trapped behind fogged plate glass shop windows. Lvoff’s understated images effectively evoked the intimate surprises that lurk, mostly unnoticed, around every corner: the secret lives of inanimate places and objects. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT


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THEATER BADU-IZMS: A TRIBUTE TO ERYKAH. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. — pamela Davis-noland’s musical pays homage to the r&b singer. tickets $20. 8 p.m. friday and sunday, 5 p.m. saturdaysunday.

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BATTLE OF ANGELS. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www. — glenn meche directs tennessee williams’ controversial first produced work that follows a young drifter who finds himself in a sleepy, small town where he encounters a love-starved woman. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday through april 6.


MISCASTED. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; — the weekly revue takes excerpts from plays and songs from musicals and casts them using actors of different genders, ages or races than the written roles. tickets $10. 7 p.m. wednesday through april 10. MOLD. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — the third installment of John biguenet’s trio of Hurricane Katrina plays is set in the summer after the levee failures, during which a young husband is forced to choose between his wife and the city he loves. tickets $20-$35; thursday admission is “pay what you can.” 7:30 p.m. thursday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday, through april 14.

BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of romy Kaye and the brent walsh Jazz trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

THE GOODNIGHT SHOW. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — John Calhoun hosts the late-night talk show-style event that features comedy sketches, a house band and interviews with prominent locals. this week’s show features benny Jones of the treme brass band, louisiana Capital assistance Center director richard bourke, musician aurora nealand and comedian Corey mack. tickets $10. 8 p.m. wednesday. MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — four singers bring sinatra’s repertoire to life in the musical revue. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and 1 p.m. sunday, through may 12.

AUDITIONS TIGERS, BANANAS, BEARS ... OH MY! AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www. — nari tomassetti seeks performers ages 15 and older for his new production. special skills such as circus skills or bizarre tricks are highly encouraged. email for details. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. fridaysaturday.

FAMILY CINDERELLA. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; — Jefferson ballet theater performs the fairy tale for the the russian festival for Children. tickets $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 children. 2 p.m. saturday and april 6-7, 7:30 p.m. april 5.

CALL FOR THEATER NEW ORLEANS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL. the 5th annual festival (sept. 19-21) accepts applications from

performers including striptease dancers (male and female), singers, emcees, magicians, contortionists, aerialists, duos, troupes, novelty and other variety acts. Visit www. for details. application deadline is may 26.

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. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. — the new movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; — local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; — the double bill includes fear and loathing, the sketch comedy show, and god’s been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the showcase rotates tnm house improv troupes, including Claws with fangs, stupid time machine, super Computer, Chris and tami and the language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT



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Burgundy St.; — Improvisers create scenes inspired by book passages, poems, articles, yelp reviews and more. Tickets $5. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. MACHINE A. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — The improv duo consists of Chris Kaminstein and Cecile Monteyne. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Saturday.

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

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 5698361; www.oneeyedjacks. net — Kasher is a stand-up comedian and author. Leggero is a stand-up comedian and actor (Chelsea Lately). Chris Trew and Ariel Elias open. Tickets $12. 7 p.m. Monday.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — The theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. Tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 865-9190; www. — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.


Theater people call them “war stories” — the endless slips and goofs that plague live performance. An actor forgets to take off his glasses and enters as a medieval figure in fashionable modern eyewear. Michael Frayn’s award-winning 1982 comedy Noises Off, recently on the boards at Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, might be considered the mother lode of all war stories. The set is a two-story interior with seven doors — convenient for a knockabout farce. Dotty (Tracey E. Collins), the housekeeper, enters and goes through some business involving a telephone and a plate of sardines. She is interrupted by a loud voice from the back of the theater. Lloyd (Mike Harkins), the irascible director, is trying to put his cast through its paces. We are watching a dress rehearsal of a farcical play-within-the-play called Nothing On. As we watch the rehearsal and become familiar its story, we learn about the actors playing the characters. Garry (an eloquently clueless Gary Rucker) enters for a tryst with his sweetheart Brooke (Brittany Chandler). They think the house is empty, since the owners are away in Spain, but Dotty is there. Garry and Brooke have barely gotten to the upstairs bedroom when the owners — Frederick (Jimmy Murphy) and wife Belinda (Trina Beck) — return from a romantic weekend. Also, a burglar (Michael Martin) breaks in. Take the two couples and add assistant directors Poppy (Chrissy Garrett Decker) and Tim (Justin Bupp), and you’ve got the ingredients for comic chaos. In Act 2 we see the same farce, but from backstage a month later. Our knowledge of the play is sufficient for us to gather what’s happening on stage, which we can’t see. This act is rife with sight gags, some quite elaborate, and frustrated romances and tensions among the cast of the play-within-a-play. In Act 3, we watch Nothing On from the front of the stage. Now, the play’s tour is nearly finished and the narrative is garbled beyond repair. Director David Hoover gathered a talented cast and created an amiable and hilarious production. The script is hard to follow at times. Logic is essential in farce, and some of the twists seemed illogical. Also, two hours-plus is a long stretch for one joke, no matter how cleverly constructed. — DALT WONK


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FAMILY SATURDAY 30 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA. Life Center Cathedral, 1 Life Center Drive, (504) 362-7034; — the annual event features an easter egg hunt, train rides, inflatables, easter parade and puppet show and other activities. admission is free, but canned goods and non-perishable items are accepted. 10 a.m. to noon.

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PRYTANIA EASTER. Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. — the theater plays easter movies on the big screen at the event with an easter egg hunt and holiday-themed crafts. admission $5.75. 9:30 a.m.


EVENTS TUESDAY 26 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. Visit for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DOWNTON ABBEY DINNER. Bayona, 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; www. — the restaurant hosts an english dinner that also includes a Champagne reception with passed hors d’oeuvres. Costumes are encouraged. admission $100. 6:30 p.m. GREATER NEW ORLEANS SENIOR OLYMPICS. The games include more than 25 athletic and recreational events for people over 50. Visit for details. Admission $20 (includes registration in three events, a T-shirt and more). RENOVATION & LIBATIONS. the event takes place at a recently renovated home

at 5925 annunciation st., where there will be live music by Jon skvarka and refreshments. admission $15 preservation resource Center members, $20 nonmembers. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 27 COMMUNITIES IN CONVERSATION. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — the interfaith group discusses religious and ideological views. Call (504) 596-2625 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, (800) 259-7744 — tax professionals offer free assistance to low-to-moderateincome individuals. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; www. — the Young leadership Council hosts weekly spring concerts featuring live music, food and drink vendors and more. free admission. Visit www. for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday. WOMEN I’MPOWERED NETWORK NITE. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ash- — the Urban league of greater new orleans’ women’s business resource entrepreneurship Center presents “finding the money to start Your business” at the networking event for women business owners, executives and aspiring entrepreneurs. free admission. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

THURSDAY 28 ELEVATION YOGA SERIES. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444 — a free yoga class on the hotel’s rooftop is followed by a cocktail hour with drink specials and a DJ. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. cocktails. LOUISIANA IRIS DAY. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — the event featuring longue Vue’s iris collection includes members of the greater new orleans iris society answering any questions, music and light refreshments. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www.icdnola. org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. thursdays. NUTRITION FOR MOMS. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St., (504) 596-6540; www. — the class discusses converting to a healthier lifestyle, making healthy foods work on a budget, healthy lunches, cooking with kids, feeding babies and more. pre-registration is required. free admission. 6:30 p.m. THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT. Pavilion of the Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 482-4888 — a different musician performs every week at the event that includes food, mint juleps, wine, beer and soft drinks. admission $10, $3 children ages 5-12. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY 29 NOLA BUNARCHY. Mimi’s in the Marigny, 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www. — the easter-themed bar crawl of marigny spots benefits the la-spCa. participants start at mimi’s and go to allways lounge (2240 st. Claude ave.), st. roch tavern (1200 st. roch ave.), blue nile (532 frenchmen st.) and Dragon’s Den (435 esplanade ave.). Visit www.

eVeNT LISTINGS for details. Admission $10. 7 p.m. SPRING IN THE SWAMP. Jean Lafitte National Park, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 589-3882; www.nps. gov/jela — Daily activities include guided walks, kids’ activities and a “touch table” where attendees can get their hands on furs, skulls and more. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday-Sunday. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 30 ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS. Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, (504) 523-1465 — The Arts Council of New Orleans’ market features local and handmade goods, food, children’s activities and live music. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last Saturday of every month.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. H.O.P.E. FESTIVAL. B.W. Cooper, 3402 Earhart Blvd. — The festival is in response to New Orleans’ rising murder and crime rates, and it fea-

INFIELD FESTIVAL. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 943-1415; — In conjunction with the Louisiana Derby, the race track hosts a festival featuring food trucks and music by Cowboy Mouth. General admission $25, VIP packages start at $60. 11 a.m. NOLA BREWING’S EASTER KEG HUNT. Cooter Browns, 509 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669104; www.cooterbrowns. com — Teams search for final location of the Easter kegs in the scavenger hunt through the Riverbend to benefit The Gulf Restoration Network. The final location features free beer and live music from Bonerama and The Quickening. Visit www.healthygulf. org/easterkeghunt for details. Admission $12 per person in advance, $15 day of event. 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SLUTWALK NEW ORLEANS. Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — Inspired by the original SlutWalk held in Toronto, the event aims to protest against victim-blaming in cases of sexual assault. Visit for details. 11 a.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDAY 31 GAY EASTER PARADE. The colorful parade that rolls through the French Quarter benefits the NO/AIDS Task Force Food For Friends program. Visit for details. 4:30 p.m.

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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 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 skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New orleans metro area. call (504) 717-4257 or email for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. the group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. email peter.schamp@ or visit for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. the volunteer center for the page 65






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Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit www.handsonneworleans. org for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at (504) 832-8111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at (504) 837-0175 or email for details.

LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit or email for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — 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 for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make

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 Orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and www. 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; www.nocoa. org — 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) 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

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. CHRISTIAN CHAMPAGNE. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The author discusses and signs The Yat Dictionary. 7 p.m. Tuesday. DIANNE DE LAS CASSAS & KID CHEF ELIANA. Maple

Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www. — De Las Casas signs The Little Read Hen and Kid Chef Eliana signs Cool Kids Cook Louisiana. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www. — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. 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. LATOYA EASTER. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Can’t Cry. 1 p.m. Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. SALLY NEWHART. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band. Gerald French and another member of the Tuxedo Jazz Band perform at the event. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THERON HUMPHREY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — Humphrey and his coonhound Maddie, known for the popular blog Maddie on Things, discusses and signs the book of the same name. 6 p.m. Tuesday. 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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LEGAL NOTICES 22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 2012-30206 SEC. J SUCCESSION OF WILLIAM ALBERT POWE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that WILLIAM ROBERT POWE, the duly appointed and qualified Administrator of the Succession of William Albert Powe 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 ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED FORTY-NINE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,249,000.00), the Succession’s undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to the following described property:

The improvements thereon bear the Municipal Nos. 827 ST. LOUIS STREET, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, 70112 Being the same property acquired by transferee by act registered in CIN 193119, Parish of Orleans, Louisiana. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that WILLIAM ROBERT POWE, Administrator, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property at the private sale for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date whereon the last publication this notice appears. Malise Prieto, Clerk of Court 22nd JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY Attorney: Keary L. Everitt Address: 400 Poydras Street, Suite 2107 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 571-1901 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/16/13 To Advertise in

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SUCCESSION OF VICTORIA OLGA MILLO TORRES NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell all of decedent’s interest in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the gross total consideration of SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($65,000.00) DOLLARS, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of all encumbrances. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is briefly described as follows: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in the Town of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana and designated as LOTS NOS. 34, 35 and 36, of SQUARE NO. 160, bounded by 18th, Daniel, Oxley and 19th Streets, all in KENNER HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION. LOTS NOS. 34, 35 AND 36, adjoin each other and measure each 20 feet front on 18th Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 150 feet between equal and parallel lines. LOT NO. 36 begins at a distance of 120 feet from the corner of 18th and Daniel Streets. All in accordance with survey of J. L. Fontcuberta, Registered Land Surveyor, dated August 11, 1977. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 1812-14 18th Street, Kenner, 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, MALISE PRIETO, CLERK Attorney: F. Pierre Livaudais Address: 215 St. Ann Drive - Suite 2 Mandeville, LA 70471-3394 Telephone: (985) 626-1144 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brian J. Vignaud, a/k/a Brian Vignaud, Sr. please contact Steven M. Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Chester McKnight, Sr., please contact Steven M. Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michael Cecil Torbert or Lawrence Linn Torbert, please contact Attorney Ashley B. Schepens at (504) 648-4040. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Raymond Saffrhan, III, formerly residing at 7030 Bramberry, New Orleans, LA 70126; please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law (504) 858-8127 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of RODRICK GREEN formerly of 1918 Marais or 2025 Marais St. NOLA 70116 contact Atty Carol Anderson at 504-319-7843 or cander1709@ Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Terrence L. Crawford please contact attorney John Mason at (504) 723-5997 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Trinetta Gausha, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071.


SUCCESSION OF SHIRLEY ALBRIGHT PAVUR NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas, the executor of the above captioned succession has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the following immovable property: THAT CERTAIN 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 PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, CITY OF HARAHAN, in WEST IMPERIAL SUBDIVISION, in SQUARE “G” thereof, bounded by Donelon Drive, Cressionne Drive, Matson Street and Block E of Colonial Club Oaks Subdivision, designated as Lot 13 on plan of survey made by Landry Engineering Co., dated January 11, 1971, and said Lot 13 lies at a distance of 565 feet from the corner of Donelon Drive and Matson Street and measures thence 60 feet front on Donelon Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth of 109.07 feet on the line of Lot 14 and a depth of 108.77 feet on the opposite side line along Lot 12; all according to a survey of Sterling Mandle, Land Surveyor, dated October 29, 1979. Upon the following terms and conditions: Two Hundred Six Thousand and No/100 Dollars ($206,000.00) pursuant to the following terms and conditions: cash as provided by the purchase agreement, addendums, and counter offers annexed to the Petition as Exhibit “A”. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs, legatees, and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this succession, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT: THIS THE 20TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013 Kim Garland, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Patrick K. Reso Address: 200 N. Cate St. Hammond, LA 70401 Telephone: 985-542-8500 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/16/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 639-881 SUCCESSION OF FRANK C. COLE, JR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Executrix of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale of 1448 Rose Garden Dr., Metairie, LA 70005 at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: A CERTAIN PIECE OF GROUND, TOGETHER WITH ALL THE BUILDINGS AND improvements thereon and all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining,

situated in the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana, in that part thereof known as LAKESIDE DRIVE SUBDIVISION, designated on a survey of J.J. Krebs, C.E., July 16, 1953, copies of which are annexed to Act No. 146230, as Lot 18 in Square “D”. Said Square “D” is bounded by Pollar Street, Live Oak Street, Wisteria Drive and Rose Garden Drive, Lot 18 measure 50 feet front on Rose Garden Drive the same width in the rear, by a depth of 113.33 feet between equal and parallel lines. All as more fully shown on survey made by Raymond B. Saucier, C.E., dated May 11, 1963. Being a portion of the same property acquired by Mike Gabriel, III and Hebert J. Gabriel in act before Robert G. Polack, N.P., from Family Real Estate, INC., registered in COB 508, folio 525, aced dated June 17, 1960, and registered on June 23, 1960. This act is made, executed and accepted subject to the restrictions shown on plan of subdivision by J.J. Krebs, C.E., dated January 14, 1950, filed in Plan Book 15, folio 24C; and the restrictions contained in act before Robert G. Polack, N.P., June 17, 1960, registered in COB 508, folio 525. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: The cash sum of $216,00.00 with sellers paying $3,500.00 towards the buyer’s closing costs and prepaid items, and contingent upon purchaser obtaining financing and Court approval of the subject sale. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Attorney: Gayle Reynolds, Address: 815 Baronne Street, NOLA 70113 Telephone: (504) 412-8200 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 705-734 DIV I SUCCESSION OF LESBIA M. GUZMAN WIFE OF/AND JOSE D. MEDINA NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Pamela H. Person, Administratrix of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements theron, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in that part thereof known as WESTWOOD SUBDIVISION, and designated as LOT 20 of SQUARE “Y.” Said LOT “Y” is bounded by LIBRA LANE, APPIAN DRIVE, SESSIONS LANE and CHATEAU BOULEVARD. Said LOT 20 commences at a distance of 172.89 feet from the intersection of Libra Lane and Appian Drive and measures thence 55 feet front on Libra

Lane, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines, all in accordance with and as more fully shown on a survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc. dated February 19, 2000. IMPROVEMENTS THEREON BEAR THE MUNICIPAL NUMBER: 905 LIBRA LANE, KENNER, LOUISIANA 70065 under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings. Notice is hereby given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of 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 judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, RHONDA J. CALZADA DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: Eric Oliver Person Address: 2727 Prytania Street, Ste. 20 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 894-8890 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13


SUCCESSION OF IOLA DIXON, wife of/and CLARENCE RANKIN, GEORGE RANKIN, HERBERT RANKIN, JOSEPH ROLLINS, EARL ROLLINS, CHARLES ROLLINS, AND LANIER ROLLINS NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable herein described to-wit: Improvements bearing the Municipal Number 314 8th Street, Gretna, Louisiana 70058, Square No. 37, Lot F, Neighborhood Name Brooklyn 2, bounded by 8th St., 9th St., Fried St., and the line of Village of New Gretna; UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: For the sum of SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS and no cents ($65,300.00), in said property less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents 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. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Attorney: Elaine Appleberry 405 Gretna Blvd., Ste. 107 Gretna, LA 70053 (504) 362-7800 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 714-746 DIV. O SUCCESSION OF MARY ANN JACOB NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that JAMES PAUL GROS, Executor of the SUCCESSION OF MARY ANN JACOB, 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 ONE HUNDRED TWELVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($112,500.00). The Succession’s interest in and to the following described property: Family Residence being more particularly described on tax notice as follows: Lot 16 Sq. 155 Arlington Heights: From Causeway blvd. 341.3 ft to NE Corner on Sundorn. Front is North 55.4 ft wide. East is parallel with Causeway 120 ft deep. Rear faces South 51.2 ft wide. The West is as follows: 41 ft from SW corner it increases 2.1 ft W for 53 ft; it then increases 2.1 ft W for 26 ft. (6364.5 Sq Ft), including the following: As described on tax notice from Assessor’s Office: 3108 Sundorn Street Lot 16 SQ 155 Arlington Hghts a port of ground commencing 390 from intersection of Causeway Blvd. and Sundorn Street and meas. 4.4 feet by 120 between Arlington Hghts Subd and Claiborne Gateway. A part of ground commencing 394.4 from Causeway Blvd. and Sundorn St. and Meas. 2.1 on Sundorn Street by 25.4 between Arlington Hghts & Claiborne Gateway 560/854 902/549 NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that JAMES PAUL GROS, Executor, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. Respectfully Submitted: Attorney: Betsy A. Fischer (LBRN 21588) Address: 4051 Veterans Blvd., Suite 223 Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 780-8232 Gambit: 3/5/13 & 3/26/13

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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 SECOND DISTRICT of New Orleans, Louisiana, in SQUARE NO. 71, bounded by St. Louis Street, Bourbon Street, Toulouse Street and Dauphine Street, designated as LOT 8 on a survey by F. G. Stewart, C.E. & Surveyor, dated October 9, 1947, a copy of which is annexed to an act before Harry Sonchon, N.P. dated October 21, 1947, registered in COB 556, Folio 193, and according thereto said lot commences at a distance of, in American Measure, 102 feet, 10 inches & 5 lines (Actual 102 feet, 3 inches & 6 lines title), from the corner of St. Louis Street and Dauphine Street and measures thence 25 feet, 10 inches & 5 lines (Actual 25 feet, 7 inches title) front on St. Louis Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 130 feet (Actual 127 feet, 10 inches & 6 lines title) between equal and parallel lines. All as more fully shown on survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc. dated May 24, 1990.





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NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned that Court for authority to sell immovable property of the estate at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($160,000.00) DOLLARS cash, with the succession to pay the usual and customary closing costs at the act of sale. The immovable to be sold at private sale is described as follows:


THREE CERTAIN LOTS 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 that part thereof known as VETERANS HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (formerly Section 5 of Kenner Project), in SQUARE NO 102, bounded by Frankfort Avenue, Phoenix Street and Luverne Avenue, Gadsden Street, and designated by the LOTS NOS. 25, 26, AND 27, and measures according to map of Section 5, Kenner Project, by S. S. Calogne’s Sons, Surveyors, dated October 20, 1926, blue print copy is attached to act of dedication passed before Charles L. Denechaud, Notary Public, dated April 1927, as follows, to-wit: LOTS 25, 26, and 27 adjoin each other and measure each twenty (20’) feet front on Phoenix Street, same width in rear, by a depth of One hundred Twenty (120’) feet between equal and parallel lines. Lot 27 lies nearer to and commences at a distance of 280 feet, more and less from the corner of Phoenix Street and Franklin Avenue. Being the same property (one-sixth interest) acquired by Lauren Martello Terrio by virtue of Judgment dated June 22, 1984 in the matter entitled “Succession of Lawrence Joseph Martello” 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana bearing Proceedings No. 255-847, Division F, registered at COB 1079, folio 246. Being the same property further acquired by Lauren Martello Terrio by act passed before Alma L. Chasez, NotaryPublic, dated June 22, 1984, registered at COB 1079, folio 248. THIS ACT IS MADE AND ACCEPTED SUBJECT TO: 1. Any and all applicable restrictions, servitudes, rights-of-way and outstanding mineral interest contained in the chain of title, without in any way renewing the same or acknowledging the validity thereof. To have and to hold the above described property unto the said purchaser, their heirs, successors and assigns forever. 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. Attorney: Malcolm B. Robinson, Jr. Telephone: (504) 888-0622 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/2/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Aaron Wilson, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Alfred Celestain, Sr or his heirs, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504943-7071.


NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE OR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE SUCCESSION OF BILLY EASON Whereas the Executor of the above Estate, has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property herein described, to wit: Part of Lot 11, Square 533, Second District, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Improvements bear Municipal No. 220 North Pierce Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: ONE HUNDRED FORTY FIVE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($145,000.00) DOLLARS cash for one hundred percent (100%) interest in said property less the usual and customary expenses of the sale, all as per the agreement to purchase and sell, with the final addendum dated February 26, 2013. Notice is hereby given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT, (Sgd.) Tiffany Gautier Chase Judge - Division A Attorney: Scott C. Dusang Address: 401 Weyer Street Gretna, LA 70054 Telephone: (504) 368-5223 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/16/13


SUCCESSION OF GENEVIA YOUNG NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Janie P. Young, duly qualified and acting Administratrix of the Succession of Genevia Young, 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-eight Thousand and No/100 ($28,000.00) Dollars, payable at closing, the interest owned by the Succession in the following described immoveable property, to-wit: NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that JANIE P. YOUNG, Administratrix, proposes to sell the aforesaid immoveable property owned by the Succession of Genevia Young 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 from the date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE CIVIL DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS, on this 20th day of March, 2013.


Attorney: Timothy D. Bordenave Address: PO Box 750156, New Orleans, LA 70175 Telephone: 504-838-8181

All subsisting subsurface minerals and mineral rights of any nature whatsoever. Fence encroachment and fence outside true lot line as shown on the survey by Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie, Inc., dated November 6, 1999. 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.

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SUCCESSION OF CURTIS LEE JENKINS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned that Court for authority to sell immovable property of the estate at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($38,000.00) DOLLARS cash, with the succession to pay the usual and customary closing costs at the act of sale. The immovable to be sold at private sale is described as follows: THREE CERTAIN PORTIONS 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 SECTION 2 of KENNER PROJECT Subdivision and more particularly described in accordance with map of said section by S.A. Calongne’s Sons, C.E. & S., dated October 20, 1926, copy of said map on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson; said portions of ground being designated and described as follows: LOTS 36, 37, and 38, in SQUARE 44, bounded by Camden and Charlotte Avenue and Kingston and Salem Streets. Lots 36, 37, and 38 adjoin each other and measure each 20 feet front on Kingston Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 120 feet between equal and parallel lines. According to the survey by Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie, Inc., dated November 6, 1999, said Lot Nos. 36,37 and 38 have the same location, designation and measurements as set forth above and except that said subdivision is designated as CRESTVIEW OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL PARK formerly Kenner Project, Section 2 Lot 38 is shown to lie closer to and commence 180 feet from the intersection of Kingston Street and W. 23rd Street (late Charlotte Avenue). Being the same property acquired by Eugene J. Ball, Sr., from Willie R. Acosta by act before Gerald L. Blache, Notary Public, dated March 17, 1966 and registered in COB 632, folio 499. Being the same property further acquired by Julia Irene Ball, widow by first marriage of Thomas Root, Eugene J. Ball, Jr., William Samuel Ball and Yvonne Cecelia Ball, wife by first marriage of Willie R. Acosta by Judgment of Possession rendered in the matter entitled “Succession of Eugene J. Ball, Sr.”, filed in Proceedings No. 125-148, 24th Judicial District Court for Jefferson Parish, dated February 24, 1970 and registered in COB 711, folio 775. Being the same property further acquired by Eugene J. Ball, Jr., from Julia Irene, widow by first marriage of Thomas Root, Eugene J. Ball, Jr., William Samuel Ball and Yvonne Cecelia Ball, wife by first marriage of Willie R. Acosta by Act of Partition before Edward M. Dussom, Jr., Notary Public, dated April 11, 1970 and registered in COB 713, folio 840.

Attorney: Malcolm B. Robinson, Jr. Telephone: (504) 888-0622 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/2/13



ALEXIS KOYAMA will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the Petition. The first date of publication is March 5, 2013. NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear,” you must file with the Court a legal paper called a “Response” or “Motion.” The “Response” or “Motion” must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU SHOULD SEE AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. The object of said action and the relief sought is fully set forth in said Petition, and is briefly stated as follows: for custody of Violet Harper KoyamaWolfe, a determination of parenting time, child support, medical support, and insurance coverage.



In the name of the State of Oregon: You are hereby required to appear and respond to the Petition for Custody and Parenting Time filed in the aboveentitled proceeding within thirty (30) days from the date of first publication of this Summons upon you. If you fail to appear and respond in this matter within thirty (30) days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee,

Morinaka Schworm, LLC, 2580 NW Upshur St., Portland, OR 97210. Chase Morinaka, OSB#092628, Attorney for Petitioner.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mark A. Saulny, please contact Jennifer R. Higgins, Atty., 835 Cherokee St., New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 952-3164. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Sandra McElveen Robiho, wife of Melvin Robiho, or Melvin Robiho formerly residing at 2124 A.P. Tureaud AV., New Orleans, LA. 70119; please contact George V. Perez, Jr., Attorney at Law (504) 858-8127. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost promissory note payable to Alabama Credit Corporation dated April 18, 2012 in the amount of $2,876.64 and signed by a D. Braggs; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545.



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Felipe’s Taqueria, located in New Orleans, LA is hiring for its Uptown and French Quarter locations for all positions including: General Manager, Assistant General Manager, private event staff, kitchen manager, burrero, line cook, prep cook, cashier, dishwasher, busser, hostess and delivery.

For more information and to apply, please visit either restaurant location. 6215 S. Miro or 301 N. Peters in New Orleans Previous restaurant experience and bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

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YOUR ONE-STOP DIRECTORY FOR RENOVATION, DECORATION & INSPIRATION Gambit’s Welcome Home Special Issue publishes April 9, 2013

This issue promotes everything from remodeling, home buying & selling, furnishings, etc. It’s a “one-stop” directory for renovations, decorations & inspirations! It features a slick cover as well as online placement for an entire year on Gambits website ( which offers HUGE exposure.


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