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‘Legacy Buildings’

The 2005 floods washed away only a part of public housing’s aesthetic legacy; the feds are doing the rest.

executive/artistic director of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS), received the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Distinguished Merit Award at the group’s convention in New York City earlier this month. The award was given for “contributions made to promote and develop the highest standards for community theater.” Assaf co-founded JPAS in 1978.

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grounds of the old St. Bernard A ‘legacy building’ project. “We want them to be(left) from the old come part of the overall footprint.” St. Bernard housing Columbia Parc’s developers project stands are converting the surviving St. adjacent to a block Bernard structures into an earlyof new homes learning and day care center for in the Columbia children 5 years old and younger. Parc housing Construction begins this summer development, which and is expected to be completed should be open to in early 2013. Hannan says the residents soon. buildings accomplish two objecPHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER tives for Columbia Parc: preserving the past and planning for the future. “One of the root causes of poverty is a lack of education for small children during their early, formative years,” he says. “Here’s a solution.” The old St. Bernard project was one of the chair legs for what was known as the “Big Four” in New Orleans public housing. All of these sites have included historic preservation as part of the redevelopment plans over the years — though not at the levels preservationists wanted. Here’s a status report detailing where the site-specific Big Four initiatives stand today, based on information provided by HANO: • The revitalized Faubourg Lafitte housing development in the Treme, adjacent to the French Quarter, has three original page 8

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Unless there are no structures that can be preserved, Lesley E. Thomas, public information officer for the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), says all redevelopment plans must include the “renovation of at least two to three of the original buildings on each site for various uses.” Thomas says developers have to work in coordination with state and federal governments to “maintain the original character and look of the exteriors, while typically completely gutting and reworking the interior of each building.” They can be found all over the city — remnants of a bygone era being transformed into everything from administrative offices to community centers. J.T. Hannan is director of public and governmental affairs for Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, the public-private entity that replaced the St. Bernard housing development off of Milton Street. “We don’t want our buildings to just sit there like we’ve seen happen,” says Hannan, walking around the

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By Jeremy Alford he federal hands of public housing were smashing large swaths of the urban landscape long before breached levees allowed floodwaters into New Orleans. With the outpouring of international concern for everything from trumpets for children to corner grocery stores, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods of 2005 gave preservationists a stronger voice in the policy-making process. But the feds were restructuring and reorganizing way before Katrina made landfall. Look back to January 2004, when the Fischer housing development’s former high-rise played host to a Carnival-like atmosphere for what was the city’s first multi-floor demolition by implosion. The spectacle attracted witnesses from all over the region. More than 1,000 bore holes were drilled into the building for explosives and the 13 floors fell in half-second delays. It was like having Fourth of July right before Mardi Gras, only the merriment was mixed with protests from residents and preservationists who wanted the high-rise preserved. Nineteen months later, the levees collapsed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, inundating the Florida housing development and allowing its lands to revert back to swamp. As is the case with Fischer, very few physical structures from the Florida community exist today — and those that do are slated for demolition. Unlike Fischer, however, more than just implosion enthusiasts were watching. Suddenly there was widespread interest in what would happen to public housing that survived Katrina. An undercurrent ran through preservationists’ conversations, and it had a name: “legacy buildings.”

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buildings being renovated for community usage, a Head start program and administrative offices. Construction is underway and should be finished early next year. Despite the 2005 floodwaters, the early Lafitte structures were considered to be some of the fittest in the nation, which prompted residents and preservationists to fight the demolition plans, largely unsuccessfully. • The Marrero Commons (formerly known as the Calliope project or the B.w. Cooper Apartments) has maintained three historic buildings that are being rehabbed as a community hub and office space. HANO estimates those buildings should be open to the public within the next 10 months. • with a history of crime that rivals that of the old Calliope, the renamed Harmony Oaks Development (formerly known as the Magnolia projects or the C.J. Peete projects) has one 20unit building still standing from the original design. it has been gutted and converted into 10 individual rental units. The projects’ first administrative building has likewise been restored and is being used for leasing and other business services. HANO, which is charged with overseeing local public housing, has undergone some structural changes, too, in recent years. The U.s. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) took over HANO in 2002 because of what HUD described as “financial mismanagement, poor maintenance, and neglect.” it’s likely HANO will revert back to local control in coming months, and receivership officials contend they’ve made a big difference in terms of historic preservation. As an example, they point to the way the old st. Thomas project gave way to the new River Garden development. sandwiched between the Garden District, the irish Channel and the Mississippi River, st. Thomas once housed 3,000 residents, all of whom were relocated during construction of River Garden. Although the five historic buildings that were left unharmed sat vacant for five years before they were completed in 2007, preservationists consider the st. Thomas restorations to be a model for other efforts around the city — or wish it would be. several original buildings were preserved and reconfigured as 37 individual af-

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fordable housing units and one community center. The River Garden development also provides evidence that developers have other reasons for maintaining legacy buildings. In all, they reaped more than $2.3 million worth of tax credits through the state Division of Historic Preservation. Additionally, River Garden has attempted to meld art with history in its centerpiece Boettner Park, which features 2.75 acres of green space, trees and walkways that architects, engineers and contractors like to describe as “new urbanism.” A sculpture by Christopher Saucedo of the University of New Orleans’ fine arts department brings it all home, depicting different periods of time with images of an acorn, oak tree and the park’s namesake, Ed Boettner. “This park design attempts to address growth, change, and rebirth while respecting our past,” Saucedo says. The high-rise from the Melpomene projects, now the William J. Guste housing development in Central City, has been retained, reconfigured and modernized over the years, but HANO is moving forward with demolition of all its remaining original lowrises. Nine years ago, the original foundations of the old Desire development were leveled, leaving behind little from its earliest incarnations, save a couple of buildings. On the horizon is the completion of the Iberville public housing complex, bordered by Basin and Iberville streets on the fabled grounds of what was once Storyville. It will be an interesting redevelopment to watch unfold. Plans were drawn up in 2009 to restore 22 original buildings. These structures will retain their historic character and facades, according to HANO, but also will be gutted and reconfigured to provide modern housing. Depending on how it plays out, Iberville could be the follow-up to St. Thomas for which some preservationists have been pining. The final plan for Iberville is still coming together, but the first phase of demolition is expected in the fall. Former and current residents, as well as community activists, are currently taking part in the Section 106 process, which is part of the federal review guidelines for historic preservation. Over the past few years, there have been complaints that these public consultations were launched to little fanfare and that developers preserved buildings almost as an afterthought. The proliferation of administrative buildings, rather than community centers or additional housing, helps bolster that argument. A study conducted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonpartisan group founded through a congressional charter in 1949, suggests the Section 106 reviews held in the years following Hurricane Katrina had narrow participation, and the process “was not correctly followed.” The study likewise revealed that at least 4,500 units of historic public housing that were not seriously damaged by Katrina were “needlessly demolished” due to the “failure of federal agencies to take Section 106 seriously.” On the other hand, numerous structures that had been washed out by floodwaters had become dilapidated and were essentially unlivable since demolitions in New Orleans commenced in earnest some 10 years ago. Crime and violence were primary factors as well. Architectural merits aside, those picturesque low-rise courtyard designs from the 1940s are just the beginning — public safety became part of the discussion about how public housing would be torn down and rebuilt. Today public housing in New Orleans, at least aesthetically, is being defined by symbols of its past and future. Still, it’s difficult not to view parts of the public housing landscape as alternate histories. It’s as if there were pockets of false hope that the ongoing demolitions would somehow erase the legacy of neglect and brutality that some of the projects had come to represent. But that’s not going anywhere; it’s enshrined by memories, the written word and other means that no wrecking ball can touch. The architecture, as we’ve come to learn, not so much.

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Oh, brother LANDRY FAMILY SPLIT ON LGBT ISSUES This fall, U.s. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New iberia, will be facing off against fellow U.s. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, in the race for the newly carved-out Third Congressional District seat. Landry, a freshman who’s a favorite of the Tea Party wing of the GOP, has grabbed national headlines, whether it’s referring to the U.s. Department of the interior as “the Gestapo” or holding up a sign reading “DRiLLiNG = JOBs” during President Barack Obama’s september 2011 address to Congress. Last week, Landry grabbed more headlines when he asked Dr. Joseph Savoie, president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) to drop the school’s new sociology minor in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) studies, saying “it fails to provide an economic benefit to the participants or financial sense for the taxpayer.” savoie pointed out that the classes already existed before the minor was created and that adding the new minor to ULL’s 100-some other minors cost nothing. Landry’s stance on LGBT issues hit a nerve with one member of his family: New Orleans resident and event planner Nicholas Landry, who is gay. As first reported by the Lafayette weekly The Independent, Nicholas Landry posted an open letter to his brother on Facebook: “Taking a moment from my vacation to send a message to my brother, Jeffrey M Landry/Congressman Jeff Landry: in reference to your recent quest to remove the LGBT minor from the UL curriculum, i want to state my opposition publicly. ignorance is not education. Your constituents, heterosexual and homosexual alike, have made huge inroads in working towards equality in our community. By embracing diversity and acknowledging our differences, we gain understanding. Understanding is education.” in recent years, differences on gay issues have made for uneasy relations among the families of some self-styled family values politicians. Candace Gingrich-Jones, half-sister of former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, is married to a woman and has publicly taken on her brother’s stance against same-sex marriage, refusing to support Gingrich during his recent run for the presidency. Others have been more accepting. Last month, Mary Cheney, the daughter of former vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe in washington D.C., and Dick and former second Lady Lynne Cheney — hardly liberals — issued a statement saying they were glad the couple had the “opportunity to have the relationship recognized.” Reached by phone, Nicholas Landry said he had nothing further to add to his public letter. Rep. Landry’s office did not respond to a request for comment, but the congressman posted a response on his own Facebook page: “To my brother.

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HAnO rejects liaison council SECTION 8 RESIDENTS REQUEST INPUT Representatives from the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) showed reluctance to revive a now-defunct council consisting of section 8 housing residents at a July 16 meeting of the New Orleans City Council’s Housing and Human Needs Committee. The council, which was dissolved in recent years, was created in 1994. The section 8 program provides subsidized vouchers to low-income people to assist them in paying for an apartment or house. The government currently provides more than 17,000 of these vouchers in Orleans Parish. Tony Ucciferri, newly appointed director of the Housing Choice voucher Program at HANO, said it would be “difficult to get things accomplished” in a council of tenants from the section 8 voucher program. He said because the subsidized vouchers are attached to individual clients and not to the actual rental properties, participants are scattered throughout New Orleans. Therefore, he said, a representative council would be difficult to organize and maintain. Kim Ford, the former section 8 Tenant Liaison for HANO, said in an interview after the meeting that HANO has been “policing itself” and has had little oversight from tenants and the U.s. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “if we don’t have strong tenant leadership, we will continue on the same path of indiscretions we have been on without adequate stakeholder involvement,” she said. she said the Resident Tenant Council could provide needed oversight to HANO, and she proposed the Mahalia Jackson Theater, parks, and churches as potential meeting places. Ford also alleged several abuses by HANO, including failure to respond to tenants’ complaints of sub-par conditions, removal of vouchers from and eviction of tenants, and inspectors’ approval of houses with animal infestations. Much of this, she said, is due to the difficulty that low-income tenants have in getting to HANO’s offices, and to the number of counselors employed locally by HANO. Thirty counselors are responsible for taking calls, interviewing families and assisting tenants. each handles approximately 525 cases — a number Ford called “impossible and ridiculous.” Ucciferri said complaints could be filed on HANO’s website (www.hano. org), and would be routed to compliance officers. — MATTHew HOse


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Medicaid Mess n the same day New Orleans celebrated Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ new five-year, $100 million contract, state officials released news of another mega-figure — one that demands the attention of all Louisianans: $859 million. That’s the amount being slashed from the state’s Medicaid program under a new federal law. In response, Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration initially ordered $523 million in cuts, mostly to health care services for Louisiana’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens. Given Jindal’s track record, that’s no surprise. But the cuts also hit middle class and wealthier taxpayers — in the wallet. The reasons for the cuts are complicated, but they stem from a compromise written into the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The federal share of the joint state-federal Medicaid insurance program, which provides health care for the poor, is based on per capita incomes in each state. Louisiana’s delegation successfully argued that per capita incomes here after Hurricanes

ing for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney — and preening for the party’s right wing in the hope of being tapped as Romney’s running mate. Back in Louisiana, state Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein told a special legislative committee meeting last week that the massive cuts would be “a difficult time, but … not a crisis.” Really? During the recent legislative session, in response to conservative lawmakers’ push to cut the state health care budget by a mere $230 million, Greenstein warned that such cuts would be detrimental to “everyone’s quality of life.” Greenstein’s words rang so hollow last week that even some Republican lawmakers balked. “I get the politics of it, but please don’t sit there and try to convince me that these are different scenarios,” said Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington. “The first scenario was painless compared to what we’re talking about now.” Among the near-certain cuts: the closure of Southeast Louisiana Hospital

Slashing care for the state’s most vulnerable citizens and leaving taxpayers holding the bag: that is Bobby Jindal’s health care legacy. in Mandeville. That facility is one of only three in-patient psychiatric facilities in the state after Jindal shuttered the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital (NOAH) in 2009 and Greenwell Springs Mental Hospital in Baton Rouge earlier this year. Mandeville patients will be moved to facilities in Pineville in central Louisiana, and possibly the state hospital in Jackson. Mental health advocate Cecile Tebo, the former head of the New Orleans Police Department’s Crisis Unit, describes the cuts as “medical discrimination.” She told Gambit that for Louisiana’s mentally ill, “this is the equivalent of closing all the big cancer centers in the state.” Tebo also pointed out that there are only two possible outcomes: mentally ill people wandering the streets or presenting themselves at the state’s already overtaxed emergency rooms. Care at the ER, by the way, is the most expensive form of medical treatment, which means the cuts will actually force some increased health care spending. Who will bear that cost? Private hospitals and taxpayers, especially middle-class and better-off taxpayers who form the core of Jindal’s base. Closing sorely needed mental hospitals, slashing care for the state’s most vulnerable citizens and leaving taxpayers holding the bag: that is Bobby Jindal’s health care legacy. No wonder he spends so little time in Louisiana.

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Katrina and Rita were artificially inflated by relief funds. The higher federal match written into the 2010 legislation brought a windfall to Louisiana — but now Congress has lowered the federal match. The cutbacks come at a most inopportune time. State revenues continue to falter or even decline, and Team Jindal has decided that roughly two-thirds of the initial cuts should fall on public hospitals managed by the LSU System. Those hospitals treat most of Louisiana’s Medicaid population and train new doctors — many of whom would normally stay in Louisiana and treat private patients. The consequences will be far-reaching, long-lasting and painful. Sadly, the governor’s idea of budgetary “reform” amounts to starving key providers of critical services — such as public hospitals (and, on another front, public colleges and universities) — to force them to change and to bolster his political cred as a fiscal hawk. Never mind that citizens in his state will, quite literally, die as a result of his decisions. Jindal recently rejected the opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which is set to begin in 2014, because it fits the GOP’s anti-Obama meme. Louisiana will have to cut health care for its poorest citizens like never before. But Jindal doesn’t seem to care. He’s too busy traveling the country campaign-

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always figured Jon Johnson for a crook, but I never thought he was a dummy — until last week, when the now-fallen city councilman admitted in federal court that he diverted more than $16,000 in hurricane relief funds to his failed 2007 state senate campaign. As if that wasn’t dumb-ass enough, Johnson also convinced two associates to help him fabricate phony invoices, which he submitted to various federal agencies in a feeble attempt to cover his tracks. What was he thinking? The feds caught up with him easily enough, and he copped a plea last week. The deal included his immediate resignation as the District E councilman. He now faces up to five years in the pokey, a $250,000 fine and restitution of the trousered federal funds. The whole thing went down so quickly that many were caught off guard by Johnson’s precipitous downfall. Mind you, no one who knows Johnson was surprised that he was outed as a rapacious crook; many just didn’t realize the feds were on to him — or that he was


stupid enough to think he could get away with such a ham-fisted scheme. Throughout his 24-year legislative career, Johnson was known as a guy who often leveraged his political office for private gain. He landed a food concession at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas while sitting on the state Bond Commission, which helped finance the facility. And he backed plans to convert the World Trade Center into a hotel — but failed to disclose that his love interest was an investor. He survived those scandals but slid into political obscurity when he lost his state senate seat in 2003. He tried to win back the seat four years later in a race that, according to his guilty plea, saw him funnel the recovery funds to his war chest. Johnson ultimately came back to power in 2010 when he won the District E seat on the New orleans City Council. one would think that a guy who is as well educated as Johnson (he taught economics at suNo) would by then have noticed all the local pols who

No one who knows Johnson was surprised that he was outed as a rapacious crook. had been nailed by the feds — from suburban parish leaders to fellow New orleans hacks — and realized that he was lucky to have skated this far. If he had half a brain, he would have concluded that he needed to walk the straight and narrow going forward. But no, he obviously thought he was much smarter than all those other crooks — and the feds. In fairness, Johnson’s confessed crimes occurred before he came back into the political spotlight. But let’s not

forget that his guilty plea was part of a deal that his lawyer artfully negotiated. The feds undoubtedly had more on him. In the aftermath of Johnson’s admission, some have drawn comparisons to oliver Thomas, who abruptly resigned from the City Council in 2007 and admitted taking $19,000 in bribes. Those comparisons don’t hold up. Thomas was loved and universally respected — and not widely suspected of being a crook. Even in his darkest hour, Thomas came across as sincere and genuinely contrite. His downfall also caught most by surprise. No one was really surprised that Johnson was caught stealing. He certainly wasn’t loved. In fact, many who dealt with him over the years knew him to be a pompous, self-dealing bully. And even in disgrace, Johnson tried to sugarcoat his thievery by issuing a statement citing “my years of honest service to my city and state.” Gag me. He must think voters are as dumb as he is.


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What can you tell me about the  walled property between Henry Clay  Avenue, State Street and the Mississippi River levee? Who owns it?  Why was it created? In what year  was it built? What organizations  were housed there in the 1960s? Clyde Wingate Dear Clyde,     The State of Louisiana currently owns  the property. However, the New Orleans  Adolescent Hospital (NOAH) — its last  occupant — was closed in 2009 due to  budget cuts ordered by Gov. Bobby Jindal.  Those cuts came over the loud protests of  local political leaders and citizens.     NOAH opened in 1982. It doubled its  capacity the next year and was the state’s  only residential psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. Adults were treated  there as well after Hurricane Katrina and  the levee failures in 2005.     Before the state owned the property, it  was home to the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. The site’s history as a health  care facility goes way back.     In 1798, when New Orleans belonged to  Spain, the U.S. Congress passed a bill cre-

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ating the Marine Hospital Service to benefit  ill and disabled American seamen services  such as the Merchant Marines and Coast  Guard. In 1801, the American Consul in  New Orleans petitioned the U.S. secretary  of state for a hospital in the city, drawing  attention to the large numbers of seamen  who died yearly in the insufficient accommodations at the Spanish Poor Hospital.      When the first director arrived in 1803,  the Louisiana territory was still the property  of France. The first hospital was built at a  different location in New Orleans in 1849  and was destroyed in an accident in 1861.  Afterwards, patients were sheltered and  treated in several locations, including Jackson Barracks and Charity Hospital, until  the new facility was created. The federal  government purchased the current property from the widow of Polycarpe Fortier  on April 5, 1883, for use by the U.S. Public  Health Service. Much earlier, the land had  belonged to Jean Etienne de Bore, who  was the first to successfully granulate  sugar in 1795.      By 1885, the frame structures were  completed and the Marine Hospital had  a permanent home. The Marine Hospital  Service became the Public Health Service  in 1912, and the names of all the marine  hospitals were changed to Public Health  Service hospitals.

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    In 1931 great improvements were made  on the hospital grounds when seven new  buildings were constructed as well as a  stable, a laundry and a service center. The  new hospital was an impressive example  of government-provided, state-of-the-art  health care. For the next 50 years, the  hospital’s primary function was to provide  medical care to American merchant seamen, active and retired military personnel  and their dependents, and federal employees injured while working for the govern-

ment. In the 1970s, a poison control center  funded by the Louisiana State Board of  Health was housed there as well.     Over time federal funding was cut, and  the state acquired the property Dec. 16,  1981, under a transfer agreement with  the federal government that specified the  property would be used for “general health  care” services for 30 years, a period that  expired in December 2011. The property is  now up for sale. 

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ounder and director Ann Tuennerman organized the first Tales of the Cocktail event to mark the first anniversary of a cocktail tour she had launched in the French Quarter. It was similar to cemetery and French Quarter history tours aimed at tourists, but participants visited popular and famous bars like the Napoleon House and a few tour stops included signature drinks. In 10 years the focus has evolved, and Tales of the Cocktail has blossomed into the premiere craft cocktail event in the nation, if not the world. One of the founders of the craft cocktail movement, Dale DeGroff, who created the first retro cocktail list for New York’s Rainbow Room in the 1980s, was one of the first invited speakers. “It’s amazing what can happen,” DeGroff says. “This was just a little Southern Comfort event where all of us were hanging out at the Monteleone. There weren’t more than 12 presenters and we just sat around and had drinks together. For the past four or five years, it’s been the biggest cocktail event on the calendar.” In its early years, Tales featured the cocktail and food pairing Spirited Dinners, a happy hour event featuring cocktail recipe book authors and sample drinks, as well as a handful of free seminars. After Hurricane Katrina, Southern Comfort departed as a sponsor, and Tuennerman looked at other ways to grow. She incorporated the New Orleans Culinary and Cocktail Preservation Society, a nonprofit whose major fundraiser is Tales of the Cocktail. The event started charging for seminars and sponsored tasting rooms were added, which drew the attention of liquor companies’ brand ambassadors who seized on the event to reach bartenders. This year, some of the world’s largest liquor companies (Pernod-Ricard, Diageo, William Grant & Sons) are bringing an arsenal of major brands as well as lesser-known and exotic spirits to present at Tales. For a professional development and networking conference, there are plenty of fun events, including themed tasting room parties, competitions for the best new handtossed daiquiri recipe and presentation, and a jazz funeral for a drink attendees voted to kill (the Cement Mixer will be buried this year). There have been cocktail and food pairing Spirited Dinners at local restaurants at Tales every year. Most of the attendees come for professional reasons, but

Tales of the Cocktail director Ann Tuennerman addresses the crowd at the Spirited Awards.

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helped develop that has gone to fresh juices, approved recipes, real, fresh ingredients, new tools added, new spirits added,” DeGroff says. “They’re implementing it throughout their franchises. And that’s a big step. The Hyatt is starting to pay attention. You’re going to see it spreading across the market pretty aggressively in the next few years.” Bar consultant Tony Abu-Ganim, a frequent moderator and presenter at Tales, was hired by the Bellagio Resort, a massive Las Vegas casino property, to introduce a freshness program, and it serves 25,000 drinks per day, DeGroff says. Upscale restaurant chains including Ruth’s Chris Steak House also are sending bartenders to Tales. The craft cocktail movement is driving bar trends in general, says Jacob Briars, a New Zealand native who relocated to San Francisco as a brand ambassador for Bacardi. (He’s also a member of Tales’ presentation committee). While the movement may have started and been popularized in New York, it’s possible to find craft cocktails in bars and restaurants in Kansas City and Nashville, Briars says. “Eventually, these ideas go mainstream,” he says. The rest of the drinks equation and focus at Tales is on quality spirits. There were more than 280 spirits at Tales of the Cocktail in 2011. This year will include more than 350 brands, including 37 new products that will debut at the festival, Tuennerman says. Seminar and event attendees have access to tasting rooms, which feature everything from new products from the largest liquor producers to craft distillers who use pot stills to produce fewer than 50,000 gallons annually. These products’ inclusion at Tales is curated as well. The combination of new spirits, bar industry professionals and networking have made Tales a top event for bartenders. There are other types of conferences, like the Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show, and the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association of America convention, but Tales of the Cocktail is exclusively focused on bartending and drinks. “We have to weigh credibility with our audience,” Tuennerman says. “You won’t see Gummy Bear Vodka at Tales.”


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he origins of the word cocktail still fuel debate, but there’s no mystery around the etymology of the beertail. This is, of course, a cocktail and a beer combined, creating a range of beverages that are, to proponents of the idea, greater than the sum of their parts. “One beertail is like three separate experiences in one cocktail,” says Adam Seger, a cocktail expert and bar consultant in Chicago who will present beertails at Tales of the Cocktail. “As more people are looking to drinks for an experience, to have that flavor memory, a beertail is like a triple word score.” Seger explains that a proper beertail should begin with a fundamentally sound cocktail that can stand on its own. Over this, you pour a beer chosen for its compatibility with the cocktail. This sequential layering preserves the beer’s foamy head, adding texture and aroma, and gives the drinker first the taste of the beer, next a combination as the beer and cocktail mix in the middle and finally a more-orless straight taste of the original cocktail preserved at the bottom. One approach to beertails is to replace more conventional bubbly cocktail mixers — such as club soda or sparkling wine — with the chemically complex, flavorful properties of a craft beer. As an example, Seger proposes the “dark and stoutly,” a riff on the classic dark and stormy using El Dorado 15 Year rum, lime juice and ginger-habanero syrup while replacing the usual ginger beer with Monk’s Stout, a dark, dry Belgian brew. Then there’s “the birds and the brews,” made with another

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there also are home distillers and cocktail enthusiasts. The five-day event includes seminars on new trends and ideas in cocktails, technical and business topics, regional histories and lore, and much more. Some of the subjects can get esoteric. “We’ve had seminars on how to use smoke in cocktails. We could have had 10 different seminars on ice programs,” says Charles Joly, the beverage director at Chicago’s avant garde drink boutique The Aviary (which has table seating only, no bar, and is owned by chef Grant Achatz of Alinea). He’s on Tales’ presentation committee, which culls through the proposals to find appropriate topics for the event. The range of seminar subjects this year includes using high-proof spirits, making your own vermouth or bitters, tiki drink history, coffee-based cocktails, using premixed cocktails poured from taps, and lesser-used spirits like pisco and Curacao. Some cuttingedge topics include using herbs and florals in bar tinctures (see Flower Power, p. 16). Ice is not one of the sexier topics, but it unites the historic craft of bartending with the modern craft movement. “There’s stuff on how to have a sophisticated ice program,” DeGroff says. “Block ice, shaved ice, cracked ice, youname-it ice. It makes a difference. They’re going back to the 19th century when ice was delivered to your bar as a block. They used ice for punch bowls. They carved ice. Drinks had snow ice. It’s a craft-driven place that we have been already — prior to Prohibition.” The craft cocktail movement is a revival of the profession of bartending, which was sent underground and overseas by Prohibition. Before Prohibition, bartenders were often referred to as chemists because they made their own syrups and mixers to use in their drinks. The craft cocktail movement also places a premium on fresh ingredients. It’s leading the bar industry in much the same way American chefs and locally sourced foods have spurred growth and interest in American fine dining in recent decades. DeGroff estimates that fewer than 10 percent of American bars are focused on a craft cocktail approach. But that’s changing because people in the craft cocktail movement are pushing freshness programs in the hospitality industry. “Marriott ... (has) a bar arts program that I




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Adam Seger has developed cocktail and beer combinations.


Belgian beer, a Saison DuPont ale this time, over a cocktail of tea, honey syrup, lime juice and Hum Botanical Spirit. That last ingredient is a rum-based liqueur infused with hibiscus, ginger, cardamom and lime that Seger developed himself. The idea is not new — beer, wine, cider, spirits and syrups have been mixed for ages — and as with many bar and culinary trends, the beertail is more of a revival and modern reinterpretation. Still, Seger says at least initially the concept can be a hard sell to cocktail enthusiasts and beer purists alike. “I’ve approached so many brewers with the idea of beertails, and they’re not interested at all,” Seger says. “They say, ‘you want to take this beer that I’ve worked so hard to perfect and then add all that to it? No thanks.’” But, he’s heartened by the past example of fine American bourbon and whiskey makers, who wanted to showcase the purity and craft for their product as they came into their own in the 1990s. “They didn’t want me adding berries and bitters,” Seger says. “They didn’t want you manipulating their product. But today they’re so enthralled by cocktail culture. It took some time. But I really believe that will happen with brewers too.” The great variety of beers available on the market now creates seemingly limitless possibilities for beertails, but that’s not to say all of them are good. In fact, the beertail is especially fraught with flavor peril, as Seger has discovered through some of his own experimentation. “I’ve definitely made more bad beertails than any other type of cocktail. It’s a danger of the trend, like bad fusion cooking in the 1990s,” he says. “That’s how I learned that the cocktail has to stand on its own. You have to respect the beer as the brewer intended it and then combine them for an awesome new experience.”

“Beertails: The most chemically complex CKTLS” Led by Adam Seger with wine writer Doug Frost and Francesco Lafranconi, mixology and spirits educator with Southern Wine & Spirits of America 1 p.m. Saturday, July 28 Royal Sonesta, Fleur De Lis Room, 300 Bourbon St.; Tickets $47

he farm-to-table culinary trend led naturally enough to farm-to-glass drinks, with mixologists highlighting farmers market finds and locally sourced fruit, vegetables and sometimes even meats (think heritage bacon Bloody Marys). The next ripple, however, might best be called forager-to-glass cocktails. “What we’re talking about is an apothecary-style bar program of foraged botanicals,” says Lauren Mote, a Canadian mixologist and drinks consultant who is championing the idea. Mote is a partner in Kale & Nori, a Vancouver-based catering and events company that specializes in avant garde mixology. Along with her Kale & Nori business partner, chef Jonathan Chovancek, and fellow Vancouver cocktail experts Danielle Tatarin and David Wolowidnyk, she’s leading a session at Tales of the Cocktail titled “A Forager’s Pharmacy.” She’ll introduce the concept and explore the possibilities of working with everything from wild flowers to local spices, foliage and even tree bark. Though some of her ingredients might raise eyebrows, the drinks start with traditional cocktails and build from there. “Like any good bartender, you have to have a foundation on the classics, which gives some familiarity back to the customer and grounds it,” she says. One of her favorite examples is the marigold gimlet, which is based on the wellknown gin cocktail. For this foraged variation, however, she replaces lime cordial (typically the popular commercial brand Rose’s) with fresh lime and a handmade marigold cordial. “You’ve taken out some of the sugar from that lime cordial, you replace it with rhubarb bitters and ginger syrup to round it all out, and then you add rose petals on top that brings this floral element,” Mote says. “So, it’s completely different but still unmistakably a gimlet.” Earlier this year, Kale & Nori launched a line of artisan tinctures, called Bittered Sling Extracts (the name comes from an early 19th-century reference to the cocktail), but Mote encourages curious bartenders to experiment with what they can forage and find at home. Her own cocktails might call for extracts made from pansies, lilacs, grand fir tips or cherry blossoms, which are a regional obsession around Vancouver. “People buy or pick flowers and want to keep them around because they’re so pretty,” Mote says. “We turn it into a cordial that brings the color, the flavor and the integrity of the flower to the cocktail.” This blend of herbs and alcohol harkens back to the ancient traditions of the apothecary, that forerunner of the modern pharmacy. Chartreuse, originally a medicinal herb elixir made by Carthusian monks in France starting in the 18th century, is one widely recognized and broadly available example of a curative by way of a stiff drink. But even the evolution of bitters, that bartender’s staple, traces its roots back to the dispensary. In fact, the owners of Cure, the craft cocktail destination on Freret Street, PAGE 18

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originally planned to name their lounge Apothecary in recognition of the cocktail’s heritage. Another of Mote’s forager-focused creations is an update on the classic sidecar. Called the hover car, this one mixes cognac and bitters, chai, vanilla, Lillet (an herb-infused fortified wine) and lemon juice. If some of these forager-to-glass cocktails seem to front-load a bit of the restorative goodness you’d expect from hangover cures, though, Mote says it’s a mistake to read any literal medicinal qualities into the drinks. “We don’t present this as a cure for anything,” she says. “We’re not medical people. But sometimes just thinking about these flowers and herbs makes people feel good. The body knows they’re good for you and it responds.”

“A Forager’s Pharmacy” Led by Lauren Mote with Chef Jonathan Chovancek, Danielle Tatarin and David Wolowidnyk 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 New Orleans School of Cooking, 524 St. Louis St.; Tickets $55

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ot so long ago, the sugar cane liquor cachaca was little known outside of its native Brazil, and it’s still exported in small quantities relative to how much is consumed at home. Tequila similarly was once only common in Mexico. Could Indian fenny (or feni) be the next indigenous spirit to go global? Rohan Jelkie, a wine and spirits consultant and former bartender based in Delhi, is bringing it and some rare Indian liqueurs to Tales of the Cocktail. “Fenny is a Goan spirit,” Jelkie says. “Anyone who has traveled to Goa has probably tried it. In 2009, it was recognized with a GI.” Geographical Indications (GI) recognize an indigenous spirit, like Champagne or Scotch. The concept is similar to the wine regulations of European nations that define appellations and other label markings. The World Trade Organization has generally recognized GI regulations. The status may help fenny gain greater recognition outside of both Goa and India. Jelkie compares fenny to both cachaca and tequila. It’s a roughly 85 proof, double-distilled, clear spirit made from cashew apples or the sap of coconut palm. It’s pungent and often mixed with lemonade or tropical juices, such as pineapple or mango. One cocktail combines fenny, pineapple and orange juices, peach schnapps and grenadine. Typically, the first challenge for any Indian spirit is to gain recognition at home, Jelkie says. India has a population of one and a quarter billion people, tremendous regional and cultural diversity, and it’s one of the world’s largest liquor markets. Whiskey and rum are the most popular liquors, and the majority of indigenous spirits are not known outside their state or region. The abundance of local spirits hasn’t allowed any particular one to gain a national identity. Jelkie hopes to shed light on some of the spirits, preferences and customs of drinking in India at Tales. Perhaps the best-known exported Indian alcoholic beverage is Kingfisher beer. But India also exports a lot of whiskey and rum. Amrut Malt Whisky is an Indian export that’s earned recognition from spirits reviewers, and Old Monk Rum is a successful export from one of the world’s largest rum makers. As a consultant, Jelkie has been involved in promoting Indian spirits in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and in some non-dry Middle Eastern nations, including Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain. Fenny is still not known across all of India, but some fenny

distillers export their brands to the United States and Canada, where they generally reach Indian communities there. But expanding notoriety and exports, particularly to hotels and restaurants, could help the spirit in India, he says. “If an Indian product gets popular abroad, it will become popular at home,” he says. At Tales, Jelkie will present fenny and some fenny cocktails as well as a collection of liqueurs from Rajasthan and arrack, a Sri Lankan coconut spirit (not to be confused with arak, a common name for other spirits made in southeast Asia, the Middle East and north Africa). Rajasthan is a state in northeastern India and it shares a border with Pakistan. Its royal families share a tradition of making their own aromatic liqueurs. Some of them use more than 30 indigenous herbs and spices, and some of the spirits can be so pungent that Jelkie says they almost could be compared to bitters. He hopes Tales participants will be intrigued by tastes of just a handful of India’s many native spirits.

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Drink Globally Tales of the Cocktail features 350 brands from around the world, and seminars highlight how to use them in drinks, the history and culture of regional spirits and what’s new in the industry. Below are some of the seminars on far-flung spirits. CURACAO Curacao is a small island off the coast of Venezuela, influenced by the Dutch and Spanish. An orange-flavored liqueur was developed there when Dutch recipes for multiple-ingredient liqueurs were changed to highlight single citrus fruits. Various bottlings of curacao came to be commonly used cocktail ingredients. The seminar “Curacao: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Favorite Liqueur Flavor” (12:30 p.m. Thursday, Hotel Monteleone, tickets $47) features live distilling of a curacao and discussion of its use in cocktails. INDIAN SPIRITS India produces a vast array of little-known regional spirits and liqueurs, but few are known across the entire nation, and most never leave the country. See “Out of India” (p. 18) for an introduction to some rare and not so rare spirits. PISCO Developed in the early 1500s, pisco is one of the hemisphere’s earliest distilled spirits. A brandy-like distillate of wine, pisco was made and popularized in both Peru and Chile. “Pisco Wars: Peru vs. Chile since 1613” (10 a.m. Thursday, Hotel Monteleone, tickets $47) looks at the South American native spirit’s rise and the two nations’ competing claims for superior production.

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SUNTORY WHISKEY Moviegoers may remember Bill Murray’s awkward efforts to lend a suave Rat Pack aura to Suntory Whiskey in the film Lost in Translation. Suntory is one of Japan’s premiere whiskey distillers and has been in business since the 1920s. A series of seminars (“Non-stop to Kyoto”) offer tastes of various Suntory whiskies and an introduction to Japanese whiskey bars. Hourlong tasting events are scheduled Thursday and Friday at Loft 523. Visit www.talesofthecocktail for times. Tickets $55. VERMOUTH Dry vermouth was a key component in a classic martini until the desire for dry martinis expunged it from the recipe. The aromatic, fortified wine, dry or sweet, is making a comeback in other cocktails. France and Italy produced many of the best-known vermouths, but “New World Vermouth” (10 a.m. Saturday, Hotel Monteleone, tickets $47) looks at bottlings made in New World wine producing countries. VODKA Few spirits are as associated with a nation and culture as vodka is with Russia. “Russian Drinking Culture” (12:30 p.m. Friday, Hotel Monteleone, tickets $47) reviews the history of vodka, from its birth to its taxation and involvement with the tsars, to Russian prohibition (1914-1925), which applied only to retail sales, to the Soviet era. There are many types of vodkas and there are differences between grain vodka and grain wines. The seminar explores Russian drinking culture, Russian bars and vodka cocktails. For more information, visit

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elf-proclaimed bayou boys from Houma, Blaine Prestenbach and Craig Walker originally planned to open Somethin’ Else Cafe (620 Conti St., 3736439; in 2006. But obstacles ranging from problems with contractors to construction red tape slowed the process. Even coming up with the name and concept was a struggle. “When we were having conversations about the name, we kept saying, ‘It’s got to be somethin’ else,’” Walker says. “Blaine was like, ‘Dude! Let’s name it Somethin’ Else!’ That was it, it was perfect.” The duo acquired a run-down building — which had housed nine different businesses over five years — and painted the walls, built new cypress tables, removed the video poker machines and added a picture window. “Believe me, we had everyone coming and saying we were crazy and that … no one could make it here,” Walker says. “Those same people are the people who eat here at lunch and breakfast.” The restaurant opened in 2009 serving traditional Cajun dishes made with Louisiana ingredients, including popcorn rice, brown jasmine rice, cheese and rice grits from Houma. “You get a lot of transplants who come here to be chefs and they pick up on what’s going on and start trying to change stuff up,” Prestenbach says. “It’s like, look, jambalaya don’t have a black bean in it. You can’t do that — what are you trying to do?” Popular dishes are the egg-in-the-hole, chicken-fried biscuits, jambalaya (brown, never red), roast beef and bread pudding. Customers have included Mos Def, who bought whole sweet potato cheesecakes, and Lauren Conrad, who Tweeted about the file gumbo and the made-from-scratch


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Two years ago, New Orleans had no Ethiopian restaurants. Now there are two located less than a mile from each other. Cafe Abyssinia (3511 Magazine St., 894-6238) came first, opening in late 2010 in a spot tucked behind a sno-ball stand. Tessaye Mendessa opened Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (2130 Magazine St., 281-0859) this month. Nile serves a traditional menu of exuberantly spiced meat and vegetable dishes, including a family of dishes called tibs, which are like stir-fries, and another called wots (or wats), which are stews. The linchpin of this cuisine, however, is the injera bread. Flat, spongy, honeycombed with bubble pits and with the pliable consistency of a thick crepe, it is the delivery system for many Ethiopian recipes, serving as both the plate upon which it’s served and, when torn up into smaller strips, your utensils. Nile’s menu includes nine beef dishes, several lamb and chicken dishes, a catfish dish and various vegetable combinations. The dining room is open, neat and bright, and there’s a courtyard in the pAge 25

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Exploring Chinese cooking at a Metairie fixture. By Ian McNulty


fter nearly 40 years in business, Royal China has the kind of longevity that tends to make it part of the scenery. That’s too bad, because on one level this is among the more reliable purveyors of straightforward Chinese-American standards. But just as this restaurant seems to hide in plain sight, its menu is far deeper and more deliciously varied than you might think at first glance. Here, amid pepper steak and Mandarin chicken, are passaround, platter-sized dishes of minced pork with tofu or soft-shell crabs tiled over with garlic and hot chiles and a dim sum program, served every day, that includes more than 50 items. Royal China doesn’t use traditional dim sum carts, but instead supplies a separate dim sum menu with corresponding photos of each dish. Some of the dim sum choices are familiar (chicken wings), others unexpected (tuna slices seared like tataki) and others are craveworthy editions from left field (discs of fried eggplant covered with ground shrimp with garlic and pepper sauce). The menu makes you wonder how such a small restaurant can deliver everything it promises. At Royal China, the job falls to the capable hands of Shirley Lee, a sometime chef and full-time hostess of dizzying energy and charisma. She and husband Tang opened Royal China in 1974, not along after arriving here from their native Hong Kong. The weekday lunch buffet is a bargain but gives a poor impression of what Royal China can otherwise offer. For instance, there’s

Royal China Restaurant serves dim sum and other Chinese specialties. PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER

a cauldron-sized soup of mixed seafood and a half-dozen mushroom varieties combined in a ruddy broth alive with lemongrass, lime and tomato. With a mounded side of gai lan or baked sesame tofu, you have the makings of a small feast. The basics aren’t bad, but the kitchen tends toward the more oily school of Chinese cookery. Still, if you share my weakness for fried rice you might also like Royal China’s alternate preparation using brown rice, which has slightly more virtue and a great deal more character. There is a tiny service bar for strong mixed drinks, a familiar list of beers and terrible wines, and the mirrored dining room is outdated and has a foggy sort of retro vibe. But while the setting seems tired the food stays fresh, and over the years the Lees have practically evolved their own hybrid cooking style, one might call Louisiana fishing camp Chinese. How else to explain what happens when they get a hamper of lake crabs and stir-fry them, in the shell, for a Cantonese crab salad? Inquire about what fish they have, and you might be treated to fresh-caught snapper or redfish done with all the garlic, herbs and aromatic oils of Cantonese cookery. Those specials aren’t available with any kind of regularity, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. At Royal China, the surprises aren’t limited to your fortune cookie.


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interview back. Groovy Afro-pop plays on the sound system, while the sound of kids giggling in the kitchen provides an unmistakable signal this is a family-run restaurant. The family hails from Ethiopia and this is their first restaurant. Nile Ethiopian Restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily. There are soft drinks, a strong, herbal Ethiopian tea and a BYOB policy for alcohol. Remember that eating Ethiopian food is a hands-on prospect, and diners are typically not given utensils for most dishes.

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Fans of local food trucks have grown adept at using social media to track down a quick lunch or a late-night snack. On Tuesday night, however, it will be easy for anyone to find food trucks and other street food vendors, which will be clustered to serve dinner and make a point. At least five vendors will gather at the

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ick Strangeway’s London-based Strange Hill Ltd. is an international bar and brand consulting agency. Strangeway began his career behind the bar in London in 1990, and in 2008 he was named World Mixologist/ Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail. He’s in town this week for the annual event, where he’ll introduce a new line of vodkas he created for Absolut using naturally distilled and infused flavors. You were an early proponent of farm-to-glass cocktails. How do you think the trend has been developing? Strangeway: Bartenders are lagging behind chefs by about 20 years. Where the chefs at first would have to tell you the name of the farm the chicken came from and you could only get their steak the way they cooked it, now the more confident chef doesn’t have to show off as much. They’re letting the food speak for itself, and that’s where I hope bartenders will go. The farm thing is like the molecular thing — it can cover a lot of mistakes. Yes, your strawberries might come from this farm, but if your technique is off or you’re using the wrong glass, then another cocktail made properly would be better. So what’s the next step? S: My hope is that we get a little more simple, or at least more modest. I’m glad there is this knowledge now and better technique. But bartenders are forgetting the customer. They tend to make drinks for other bartenders, which gets a little bit masturbatory. Once we can get more comfortable and confident with it they won’t have to talk about it and sell it so much, we’ll just do it intuitively. What do you think of the cocktail scene in New Orleans? S: New Orleans has so many great bars and they’ve been around for so long, which tells you that the people there really value them. The history is in the walls and only good cities still have that. The quality of the drink is important, but it’s also the setting you’re in, who’s serving it, the people who have had the same drink there through history. That adds another level and context. The drink is part of the experience, but there’s a whole experience around it. — IAN MCNULTY

Ashe Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; on July 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., serving food as part of the Food Truck Rally and Symposium. The event is designed to shed light on what food truck boosters characterize as the obsolete, unwieldy and anti-competitive regulations that hinder their development around the city. Experts on the food truck trend from New Orleans and around the country will lead a discussion on how to improve the mobile food industry here and the benefits trucks can provide beyond street food. Good Work Network (, a Central City-based nonprofit that helps people start their own businesses, will be on hand to advise local food entrepreneurs interested in getting started. The rally is organized by the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition, working with a broad range of partners interested in reforming food truck regulations. Many of these organizations are based

on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. “That’s one of the areas we’re looking at for food trucks,” says Rachel Billow, president of the Food Truck Coalition and operator of the South Americanstyle food truck La Cocinita. “We want to open up the CBD (to food truck business), but we’re also looking at areas like O.C. Haley to create food truck lots, to increase foot traffic and get more attention to them, basically to take empty lots and reclaim these outdoor spaces as positive spaces.” At press time, vendors signed up to participate include the trucks Taceaux Loceaux, La Cocinita, Empanada Intifada and Rue Chow along with Linda Green, aka “the Yakamein Lady,” who is a mainstay at second lines and as a vendor at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The event is free and vendors will be selling their food. For more information visit

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Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “Butchering and eating animals may not be called kindness, but eating soy burgers that rely on pesticides and fertilizers precipitates destruction too. You don’t have to eat meat, but you should have the good judgment to relinquish the high horse. There is no such thing as guiltfree eating.” — New York chef Dan Barber, from a recent Wall Street Journal interview about his perspectives on food, heath and the environment. He added, there “isn’t one answer” to the definition of a healthy diet, which “depends on where you live and (what) time of year it is.”

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Chamain and Sean O’Mahony opened their Breads on Oak (8640 Oak St., 669-5173; in early July, and though the bakery currently is only open Fridays and Saturdays, the quality of the first few loaves and pastries I’ve sampled here augurs good things to come. The changing daily bounty the couple puts in the shop’s display counter and bread racks borrows from different European baking traditions. There are classic baguettes and buttery croissants, round country loaves with olives or cheese, Irish soda bread, strawberry and apple-fig bran muffins and cinnamon-walnut coffee cakes. There also is a wide range of vegan muffins, cookies and other dairyfree baked goods produced by Chamain, who is a vegan. “My first job when I got out of the Marines was working at a French bakery,” says Sean, an Atlanta native who has lived in New Orleans since 1995. “The hours were brutal, the work was tough, but at the end of the day you’d made all of this delicious food that people love, and that really appealed to me.” He later became a corporate consultant, which entailed a great deal of traveling, and when it was time to shift gears and start a new career, the baking arts called to him again. “At one time, this was the place you’d go for the best breads, New Orleans, but somehow it all devolved into po-boy bread,” he says. “ So I want to help bring some of these things back.” Breads on Oak serves coffee drinks and tea as well. The bakery’s potential capacity is evident in its size, and Sean says Breads on Oak is set up for daily restaurant supply business as well as its current two-day-a-week retail schedule. Breads on Oak is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, but the O’Mahonys plan to expand their hours soon.





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CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; — The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. — Complimentary peanuts are always available, and the menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers shrimp baskets, boudin balls, alligator corn dogs, burgers, po-boys and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce. There are waffle fries and housemade root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 3010938 — Shamrock serves burgers, po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and a rib-eye steak with a side item,. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 4200 Magazine St., 301-2755; www. — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — The kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 8918280; — Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $



BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 488-7357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — 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. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — The cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide

PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 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. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 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., 895-0900; — Chef Nathan Gile’s menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and oven-roasted coffee- and coriander-spiced rack of lamb served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stoneground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 5691401; www.steamboatnatchez. com — 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. $$$




MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.

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

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TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$


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Shanghai grilled Shrimp or ChiCken Salad — Grilled shrimp or chicken with romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, edamame and honey roasted pecans in chef’s sesame vinaigrette dressing. Served with sesame wheat noodles. Beef Chow fen noodle — Marinated beef with fen noodle and Chinese vegetables aSparaguS Sautéed with ChiCken — In brown or garlic sauce fried Bean Curd in teriyaki SauCe — Teriyaki sauce with black mushrooms, peas and carrots Stuffed ChineSe eggplant — Chinese eggplant stuffed with pork and shrimp with chef’s special sauce

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 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. $$$

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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 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. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with Thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans

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REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — 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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KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 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. $$



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MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI — 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. $

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com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$


OAK — 8118 Oak St., 3021485; — 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. $$

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Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; — Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$


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JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$


MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$


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MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark. com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —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. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and charbroiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE GREEN BURRITO NOLA — 3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889; the-green-burrito-nola — The steak burrito features Cajun-spiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomatobasil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — 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., 523-8995; — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 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. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; — 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., 265-8855; — the Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $.

NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 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. $

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; — these cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 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, 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian

NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; — 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. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www. — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 5717561 — 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. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www. — 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, 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., 5257437; 5538 Magazine St., 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., 3222446; — the Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SeaFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 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. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — the Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. the baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herb-roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 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. $

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www. — 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. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www. — order uSDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. there are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

taPaS/SPaNISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — the decadant Mushroom Manchego toast is a favorite here. or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE TAPAS — 1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 — the menu includes both tapas dishes and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops are served with mango and green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo are jumbo shrimp with garlic, shallots, chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 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. $$

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Cocky But Good A showcase of Latino-American films debuts. By Will Coviello


build a platform to screen more independent films and alternative voices, particularly filmmakers of color. “This is our way of creating opportunity for ourselves,” White says. “We’re trying to grow from there.” The presentation at the Contemporary Arts Center is the first screening of this collection of short films, and White and Carvajal are working on a New York screening. White plans to bring a showcase of New Orleans films and filmmakers to Austin next year. Carvajal selected the Deep South by Suroeste films, and most of the filmmakers are associated with the community centered around the University of Texas at Austin’s film studies program, including current and former faculty and students. There are films in Spanish (subtitled in English), English and a couple are bilingual. All deal with Latino characters, mostly Mexican and MexicanAmerican. A couple of the films were screened in the short film program at the Cannes Film Festival. One of the Cannes selections is Spaniard Mario Troncoso’s Clowns Never Lie, a touching and almost dialogue-free portrait of a schizophrenic street performer who struggles for attention. Another film accepted at Cannes is Angela Torres Camarena’s Frente Noreste. It features a woman desperately trying to save her family from a drug cartel’s extortion scheme. It’s based on a true story about a rising problem in some areas of Mexico. A trio of films feature children growing up torn between their parents’ views of the world and new opportunities. When I Grow Up features a girl who idolizes Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and worries about getting to school

on time while her mother tries El Gallo: Pepe Kid is a darkly to support them by selling tacos comic story of a boy who in workplace parking lots in the finds a magical morning. The mother speaks cockfighting rooster. only Spanish and the daughter mostly in English, and they have Deep South by different visions for the girl’s fuJULY Suroeste ture. In Kid, a boy is kidnapped by his estranged father on the 6 p.m. Saturday eve of his 13th birthday. Though Contemporary Arts they have assimilated to life in Center Texas, his father has Old World ideas about manhood. Gabriela 900 Camp St. Yepez’s Danzak is set in Peru, 528-3805 where a girl is challenged by her aging father to carry on a folk dancing tradition that has Free admission earned him renown. Finally, La Pared examines Mexican cultural notions about masculinity and gender roles as a couple find themselves the subject of salacious rumors. Carvajal and several of the filmmakers will attend the screening, and there is a reception prior to the screening.


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hen Venezuelan native and filmmaker Sergio Carvajal finally accepted that everyone in Texas assumed he is Mexican, he set out to embrace his “Mexicanity.” The result is the beginning of the episodic film series El Gallo, a darkly comic saga about Pepe, a hard-drinking, woman-chasing Mexican who loses his magical champion cockfighting rooster, Sietocueros, and sneaks across the Texas border to recover him the from the couple that stole him. “Pepe is an anti-hero,” Carvajal says. “He’s not the most desireable kind of immigrant.” Many of the main characters are bad stereotypes hilariously re-animated with the insights of a man mistaken for Mexican who explores what it is to be Mexican, both in reality and in the projections of white Americans. The episode (Pepe Kid) included in the Deep South by Suroeste showcase is a sort of preamble, a flashback to how young Pepe acquired the prized rooster with a little help from the Virgin Mary and a creepy priest. The movie is in Spanish, so some of the double entendre about El Gallo (“The Cock”) is lost in the subtitles, but Spanish speakers can enjoy it in full glory. Fans of Mexican TV may enjoy the references to Roberto “Chespirito” Gomez Bolanos (who fans of The Simpsons may recognize as the inspiration for the Spanish-speaking Bumblebee Man, who makes short appearances in many episodes). Deep South by Suroeste includes El Gallo (40 minutes) and six recent short films, most by filmmakers with ties to the Austin, Texas film community. The showcase was put together by Carvajal, who lives in Austin, and Jerald White, the director of the Charitable Film Network (CFN), which runs a film program at Antenna Gallery. The two met at an Independent Television Service (ITVS, which is supported by PBS) conference in San Francisco three years ago and talked about collaborating on film presentations. White’s CFN has sponsored local screenings of many ITVS documentaries on a variety of subjects ranging from modern origami artists to raising an autistic child. With this partnership, he hopes to


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Swizzle Stick Bar — John Jedlan, 4:30 Three Muses — tom McDermott, 5:30; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6

FrIday 27 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — the Hons, 10 AllWays Lounge — Itchy Hearts, 10 Banks Street Bar — Revealers, 10 The Blind Pelican — Von Zipper & the Pope, 6

Bombay Club — Right Rev. Soul Revue, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Rhodes Spedale, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Linda Aubert, 5 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes, 5; Lena Prima, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — March Adams & the Klein Brothers, 5:30; Brother tyrone & the Mindbenders, 10 Circle Bar — Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce, 10 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari trio, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 6; Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — truman Holland, 5; Joe Bennett, 8 JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon — Michaela Harrison, todd Duke, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 5; Rites Of Passage, 9 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7; N’awlins Johnnys, 11 The Maison — those Peaches, 5; Ingrid Lucia, 7; Essentials, 10; Ashton Hines & the Big Easy Brawlers, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Brass-AHolics, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — tatiana Pino, 4; Fredy Omar con su Banda, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Mike true, 9; Whitton, 10 Oak — Sunpie Barnes, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick trolsen, 5; Scotty Labell & Budda-LaLa, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Ellis Marsalis, 2 Patrick’s Bar Vin — Jerry Christopher trio, 4:30 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Prytania, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Boogie Men, 9:30 The Saint — Conveyor, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Quintet, 8 & 10

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Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10

Swizzle Stick Bar — tom Hook, 4:30 Three Muses — Andrew Duhon, 4; Moonshiners Quartet, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Iko Allstars feat. Billy Iuso, Reggie Scanlan, Willie Green, Sam Hotchkiss, Michael Fouquier, CR Gruver, Colin Lake, 10 UNO Lakefront Arena — Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, 7:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell trio, 5

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Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart & the Reboppers, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — Tom Hook, 4:30 Three Muses — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Kristina Morales, 9 Tipitina’s — Little Feat, Roy Jay Band, 9 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Tim Laughlin & David Boeddinghaus, 6; Shannon Powell Band, 9

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Chickie Wah Wah — Janiva Magness, 8 Circle Bar — Cons & Prose, 10 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; ernie Vincent & the Top Notes, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — One Mind Brass Band, 9 & 11 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Upstarts, 3 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tyler’s Revisited feat. Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Danny Burns, 8 The Maison — Dave easley, 5; Team No Name, 7; eric Gordon & the Lazy Boys, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & Matt Lemmler, 11:30 a.m; Riccardo Crespo, 4; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 8 National World War II Museum — Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 2 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — eudora evans & Deep Soul, 3 Old Point Bar — Picked Clean feat. elliot Gorton, 1; Brent Walsh feat. Romy Kaye, 3:30 Preservation Hall — New Orleans Serenaders feat. Clive Wilson, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jeff Lofton Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Pat Casey, 10 Three Muses — Raphael Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30; Shotgun Jazz Band, 8 Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Triage — Gypsy elise & the Royal Blues, 6


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Origin stories don’t get more original than the Mynabirds’. It involves two former lives: one directly related, as in Laura Burhenn’s previous band, the Washington, D.C., pop duo Georgie James; and one Shirley MacLained, the 1960s Motown not-sosupergroup The Mynah Birds, whose rotation included Buffalo Springfield’s Neil Young and Bruce Palmer and Steppenwolf’s Nick St. Nicholas and Goldy McJohn, and whose only recording was abandoned when its singer — one Rick James, 15 The Mynabirds years pre-”Super Freak”-out — was JULY 10 p.m. Thursday arrested for going AWOL on the U.S. Navy. Out of this jumbled wreckage Circle Bar, 1032 of memory and imagination, Burhenn St. Charles Ave., salvaged something worth saving. Her 588-2616 2010 debut What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood wed reincarnated torch-lit piano ballads — as Jameses and Springfields go, more Georgie and Dusty than Rick and Buffalo — to the unfussy, dignified production of collaborator/ engineer Richard Swift (The Shins). Released in April, their second project Generals (Saddle Creek) is firmly rooted in the present, even as it reaches back to themes of women and wars past. (The LP springs from an upending 1963 photo by Richard Avedon, “The Generals of the Daughters of the American Revolution,” and has an accompanying website, After a side one front-loaded with beat-nicked messages (“Wolf Mother,” “Radiator Sister”), Burhenn and Swift get under the skin of the melodically dominated side two: Closing trio “Disarm,” “Buffalo Flower” and “Greatest Revenge” mark a delicate succession of swaying pop Jenga, while “Body of Work” stomps and claps out a mission statement by JeanPaul Sartre (“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you”). Rick James’ Mynah Birds left behind two great songs, “Go On and Cry” and “It’s My Time.” On two albums, Burhenn’s Mynabirds take those declarations and fly with them. Deep Time and Saint Bell open. Tickets $10. — NOAH BONAPARTe PAIS







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BRAVE (R) — in the pixar film, the daughter of scottish royalty must discover courage to save her kingdom from chaos. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) — the third installment of Christopher nolan’s batman series takes place eight years after the last film and introduces the characters Catwoman and bane. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania FOR GREATER GLORY (R) — andy garcia and eva longoria star in the drama about the Cristero war in mexico. Grand HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (R) — the gang from the franchise embark on a journey aboard an iceberg after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG) — the film follows the pop star on her 124-show national tour, showing both onstage footage, candid offstage moments and interviews with friends and family. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG) — animal friends trying to make it back to the Central park Zoo are forced to take a detour to europe where they transform a traveling circus. AMC Palace 16, Hollywood 14 MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION (PG-13) — when a wall street banker is framed in a ponzi scheme and placed under federal protection, the banker and his family are shipped down to the no-nonsense madea’s (tyler perry) house. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 MAGIC MIKE (R) — a handyman by day and a stripper in an all-male revue at night, mike (Channing tatum) discovers the downsides of stripping after he takes a novice under his wings and falls for his sister. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13) — wes anderson’s latest concerns a peaceful

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BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX

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language short films that focus on the Latino experience in the southwest. Visit for details. Free admission. 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. screenings. Saturday, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL (NR) — The screening of Darren Bousman and Terrance Zdunich’s rock musical also features live sideshow performances, a costume contest, footage from REPO! The Genetic Opera, appearances from cast members and a Q&A with the filmmakers. Visit www.thedevilscarnival. com for details. Tickets $21.45-$42.85. Tuesday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; EMBRACEABLE (NR) — Jon Kent’s documentary explores the rare genetic condition Williams Syndrome through interviews with researchers and people with the syndrome. Kent participates in a Q&A session after the screening. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; MARY POPPINS (NR) — Julie Andrews plays a magical nanny who comes to work for a banker’s unhappy family. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787;

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MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE (NR) — Blues singer Rita Chiarelli visits Louisiana’s Angola Prison and plays music with inmates serving life sentences. Chiarelli appears at the July 27 screening for a Q&A and live performance. Tickets $10-$12 July 27; $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members for all other screenings. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Aug. 2, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;


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There are lots of reasons why Batman deserves to be the superhero of choice among adults who generally prefer another kind of movie. The character’s origin story focuses not on the acquisition of magical powers, but on the psychological damage he suffered from seeing his parents murdered on the street as a child. He relies solely on his wits, his physical prowess and the latest technology to fight crime. And apart from a brief detour into TV-series camp in the 1960s, Batman’s story (which was first told in 1939) has mostly been one of moral The Dark Knight complexity and painful choices. Rises (PG-13) Despite that rich history, no one has explored Directed by the character on film like British-American director Christopher Nolan, whose much-loved Dark Christopher Nolan Night trilogy comes to an end with his sprawling Starring Christian and somber epic, The Dark Knight Rises. As Bale, Michael Caine, a filmmaker, Nolan’s own origin story involves Gary Oldman, a few strong-minded and fiercely independent Morgan Freeman and movies like the widely acclaimed Memento. It now appears the director has been holding out Anne Hathaway on us since those early days. The Dark Knight Wide release Rises may be the first art film crafted expressly for the multiplex. It certainly has flaws, especially in the final third. But it makes the first two entries in Nolan’s trilogy look downright conventional in comparison. There’s no denying its mastery of tone or the depth of its tortured soul. It’s a dazzling end to the series by any reasonable measure. The Dark Knight Rises isn’t likely to please anyone looking for light summer fare. It seems better suited to the holiday season, when serious films briefly become the norm. Following an opening sequence that recalls the best of the James Bond movies, the story picks up eight years after the end of The Dark Night. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is a hopeless recluse after taking the fall for the murder of Harvey Dent, and Wayne’s existential woes have only deepened. He gradually finds his way back to life and his Batman persona, but the movie has many other things on its mind and takes its own sweet time restoring Batman to former glory. It’s impossible not to miss Heath Ledger and his brilliant turn as the Joker in The Dark Knight, especially since brutish villain Bane (Tom Hardy) hardly compares. Standing in for the late actor as a looming presence is the entire city of Gotham. The Dark Knight Rises was shot in a number of cities, but the results tie Batman’s fictional home to the real world of Manhattan as never before. This sets the stage for thematic elements clearly intended to conjure both the 9/11 attacks and the Occupy Wall Street movement, bringing Batman that much closer to the real world. Like so many heavily plotted movies, The Dark Knight Rises eventually gets tangled in the intricacies of its own story. A major plot twist lacks the proper set-up to fully ring true, and the movie’s politics are muddled and troubling. But none of this keeps the film from getting to the heart of what makes Batman such an enduring character. You have to feel sorry for whoever hopes to improve on Nolan’s trilogy with the next Batman movie. The Dark Knight Rises is a tough act to follow. — KEN KORMAN

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HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; — “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. Opening Tuesday. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; — “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” an exhibition examining the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial health policies, through Oct. 15. Opening Wednesday. 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — “Pause Preternatural,” multimedia by Kelly King, through Saturday.

ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart. com — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Group exhibition featuring Darin Butler, Amy Archinal, Myra Williamson-Wirtz, Louise Guidry, Bettina Miret and Tim Johnson, through July. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www. — Works by 15 local and regional artists, ongoing. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., — Paintings by Peter Ladetto, through Aug. 8. CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 5250518; — “Opus Concava,” paintings by Jose-Maria Cundin, through Saturday. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 5243936 — “So Much Art, So Little Time III,” an annual retrospective of gallery artists and artists from the past 10 months of exhibitions, through Aug. 1. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. — “Cold Drink,” the gallery’s annual printmaking invitational, through Aug. 26. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Photographs by Ves Pitts, works by Sally Heller and Nina Schwanse and mixedmedia assemblages by John Otte; all through Aug. 5. GALLERY 3954. 3954 Magazine St., 400-9032; www. — Works by Fifi Laughlin, George Marks, Julie Silvers, Kathy Slater and Neirmann Weeks, ongoing. GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, THE RINK. 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase II,” a group exhibition by gallery artists, through Sept. 23. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; — “Something

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; — “Architecture of the Spirit,” paintings by David Dillard, through July. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “Man, Myth, Monster,” a group exhibition curated by Christy Wood, through Saturday. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; — “Redemption,” paintings by Donovan Casanave, through Saturday. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 5580505; www.michalopoulos. com — Paintings and other works by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — “Splash: The Freedom of Artistic expression,” works by Stephen Williams, Aziz Diagne and Cathy DeYoung, through July. NOUVELLE LUNE. 938 Royal St., 908-1016 — Works using reclaimed, repurposed or salvaged materials by Linda Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and Tress Turner, ongoing. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 3094249; www.octaviaartgallery. com — Summer group exhibition, through Saturday. PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; — Works by Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Margo Manning, Chad Ridgeway and Teri Walker and others, ongoing. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — Works by Adam Montegut, Cynthia Ramirez, Gina Laguna and others, through Aug. 3. page 49


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SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — Group exhibition featuring paintings and sculpture by David Rex Joyner, Eddie Granger, Julie Robinson and Wanda Sullivan, through July. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. — Annual national juried artists exhibition, through Aug. 11. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “Distances,” mixed media by the St. Paul, Minn. youth group Art of Struggle, through Aug. 5. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Enduring Legacies: Seven Black Artists,” a group exhibition of works on paper and canvas, through Aug. 31. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “2-D/3-D: Part II,” a group show of works by students in the University of New Orleans’ Master of Fine Arts program, through Aug. 5.

ARTMOOR. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — the library seeks artists working in a variety of mediums to display and sell work in its monthly art exhibit. Call 4817998 or email for details. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES. the nationwide art competition gives regional winners the chance to exhibit at Art Basel Miami, and the overall winner will get to exhibit at his or her own gallery show in New York. Local gallery L’Entrepot also will host exhibitions featuring submitted works. Visit www. submission for details. Submissions deadline is Aug. 24. LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. the inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email or

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LOUISIANA OYSTER TRAIL. the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks artists for its inaugural campaign that aims to increase awareness and tourism for local seafood restaurants through public art. Call 731-7083, email or visit www.louisianaoystertrail. com for details.



NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Drawn to the Edge,” an installation of large-scale drawings by Katie Holden in the museum’s Great Hall; “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III”; both through Sept. 9. “Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues,” through Sept. 16. “Ralston Crawford and Jazz,” through Oct. 14. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7, 2013. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood. org — “Lens on the Larder: the Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus,” an exhibition of photographs and oral histories by Larry Smith and Fred Sauceman, through Sept. 21; and more.



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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing.

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BROADWAY IN LOVE. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — tony award-nominated performer gregg edelman sings love songs from musicals and shares stories from his time on broadway. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday, 11 a.m. sunday. GAWDZILLA. Studio A at the Steak Knife, 888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981; — Chris Champagne’s one-man political satire is a series of rants, monologues and sketches. tickets $10. 8 p.m. saturday. GOOD SPORTS. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns. com — larry beron, alden Hagardorn and philip melancon present a revue of songs — including originals — about sports. Call 202-0986 for reservations. tickets $20. 7 p.m. sunday. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; — the sci-fi musical follows a nerdy florist employee whose life is changed by a blood-thirsty plant. tickets $25 general admission, $15 students. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday and 2 p.m. sunday. PROMISES, PROMISES. Cutting Edge Theater, 747 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 290-0760; — in the musical based on the film The Apartment and featuring songs by burt bacharach, a junior executive at an insurance company attempts to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts. tickets $18.50. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday through aug. 18. SHIPWRECKED. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater presents its monthly storytelling showcase. Visit for details. 7:30 p.m. sunday. STILL LIFE AT THE SUSHI BAR. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. — andrea watson stars in Cyd Casados’ autobiographical one-woman

show about her experiences as a stripper. tickets $24. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 7 p.m. sunday. URBAN EDUCATION SMACKDOWN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — representing new orleans teachers, Jim fitzmorris takes on Democrats and republicans, hostile students, confrontational parents and gov. bobby Jindal in his one-man show. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and teachers. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday through aug. 18. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. — actors present dramatized readings of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. tickets $8. 8 p.m. wednesdays through sept. 12. WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — ricky graham and Harry mayronne’s musical comedy that once had an off-broadway run depicts life in the service industry. Visit for reservations. tickets $20. 8 p.m. mondays through aug. 27.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob. com — the burlesque troupe performs. tickets $31 general admission, $61 Vip seating (includes fees). 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. saturday.

FAmILy CHICKEN LITTLE. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; — Heidi Junius directs ricky graham’s reworking of the classic folk tale about a

chicken who believes the sky is falling. tickets $15 general admission, $10 children 12 and under. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. saturday-sunday. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; — actors from the theater’s summer youth workshop star in the stage show based on the Disney Channel original movie. tickets $20 general admission, $14 students and seniors. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday, 3 p.m. sunday.

ComEdy BLOCK PARTY. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the open mic allows participants to take the stage for five minutes to present anything they want. tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn, 4501 Eve St., 8265605 — the long-running local improv troupe performs. Visit for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the new movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 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., 231-7011; — 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., 231-7011; www. — 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. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts a weekly stand-up showcase featuring new orleans comedians. free admission. 8:30 p.m. friday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; — pissYopants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; — each show features a guest sharing




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SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. STUPID TIME MACHINE PRESENTS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the improv comedy

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In The Shaker Chair, Marion (Mary Pauley) is excited about her new piece of furniture, and seems to think she’s acquired a new creed along with it. She gleefully talks about the beliefs and habits of the Shakers, who believed God would guide them if they listened carefully. they also practiced cleanliness and believed in taking action. the chair itself is simple in design and with its tall, straight back looks sort of uncomfortable. that seems to set up everything in Adam Bock’s straightforward and spare drama. Marion is in her sixties and trying to take a fresh look at life. Pauley convincingly portrays her excited but cautious late blossoming. the entire play takes place in Marion’s living room. At times, her sister Dolly (Brandi-lea Harris) sits in an armchair and mopes about her deteriorating marriage. She cries incessantly and hides at Marion’s home rather than confront her husband Frank (Jim Wright). Marion’s friend Jean (Claudia Baumgarten) stops by often and uses Marion’s home to hide after conducting reconnaissance missions at an industrial pig farm that’s leaking animal waste into the local water supply. Jean tries to recruit Marion to get involved in protests against the polluter. Marion says the Shakers were pacifists, but after watching Dolly’s passivity and sulky indecision, she is swayed to join one of Jean’s maneuvers. the activists toss out Shaker and Buddhist mantras and protest philosophies of working within versus outside the system. It is not much of a surprise when the amateur monkey wrench gang gets into trouble on one of its nighttime missions, and the issue is no longer one of raised awareness and consciousness but a more complex moral one about activism. Unfortunately, the play buries the issue too quickly. Brevity is more amusing elsewhere. the script features many disjointed conversations — full of fragments, interruptions and non sequiturs — and they work in a couple of conversations, but repetition of the technique risks turning it into a gimmicky distraction. Harris and Wright ably spar in a long argument that barely features a completed sentence though it’s very clear what each is saying. Pauley and Baumgarten share a similar repartee about Dolly’s moping behavior and relationship troubles. Director Kristen Gremillion keeps the play on the fast pace it requires, and it flies by in an entertaining fashion. the play seems short on efforts to deal with the choices Marion and Dolly face, and Bock could have done more to fully furnish those elements. — WILL COVIELLO


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family TUESDay 24 TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www. — the museum

hosts special tuesday and thursday activities for children ages 3 and under and their parents or caregivers. admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

THURSDay 26 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — the ogden offers art

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TOURO INFIRMARY KIDS KONNECTED SUMMER FAMILY FUN DAY. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (800) 774-7394; www. — Chil-

dren ages 5-18 whose parent(s) has cancer or is a cancer survivor are invited to a free day at the aquarium hosted by Kids Konnected, a cancer support group created by touro infirmary. email 897-8500 or email her at kristen.robinson@touro. com for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDay 24 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. FLORENCE M. JUMONVILLE LECTURE. Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-

4662; — the special collections librarian at the University of new orleans discusses “sympathy in His touch and reverence in His Heart: samuel wilson Jr.’s new orleans.” free admission. 6:30 p.m. FOOD TRUCK RALLY & SYMPOSIUM. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — local food trucks will be at the event that also includes experts discussing how to create a thriving mobile food industry in new orleans. the good work network will advise current and aspiring food entrepreneurs. Visit www. for details. free admission. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 5222621; www.frenchmarket. org — the market is open daily and features nine eateries, an oyster bar, a bakery and fresh seafood and produce. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. HEAD TO HEAD MEETING. Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, Algiers, 529-7323; — City Councilmember-at-large stacy Head hosts the event to introduce herself to constituents. email or call 658-1063 for details. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2074; www.montage. — the musical arts society of new orleans’s event features nightly programs from competitors representing 11 countries, master classes and lectures. Visit for the full schedule and other details. tuesday-saturday. STAGE DOOR IDOL: PRELIMINARY ROUND THREE. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www. — the audience and a panel of local celebrity judges vote for their favorite singers in the museum’s 1940s-themed singing competition. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDay 25 COFFEE WITH MAYOR COOPER. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — the Coving-

ton mayor hosts an event that’s open to the public. Visit covingtonla for details. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. “LOUISIANA CULTURAL VISTAS” RELEASE PARTY. Louisiana

Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St., Suite 300, 523-4352; www.leh. org — the release event for the summer issue of the quarterly magazine includes interviews with contributors by editor-inchief michael sartisky. email for details. 6 p.m. NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE. Ernest N. Morial

Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — the organization’s annual conference is themed “employment & education: empower the nation” and features workshops, speakers, seminars, networking opportunities and a free entrepreneurship summit (saturday). Visit www.nul. org for the full schedule and other details. wednesday-saturday. 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.


2040 St. Charles Ave., 525-2951; — the event gives young professionals a chance to network and showcase their companies, and the bar offers hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. Visit for details. free admission. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

THURSDay 26 FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — the Downtown

neighborhood market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. ebt and wiC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

RENOVATORS’ HAPPY HOUR. guests can tour a

greek revival townhouse in faubourg lafayette that is nearing the end of a nine-year restoration. Call 636-3399 or email for details. free for preservation resource Center members, $7 nonmembers. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

fRiDay 27 AWAKENING TO MAN’S POSSIBILITIES FORUM. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5212 S. Claiborne Ave., 866-9010; — the gurdjieff

foundation of louisiana’s weekly forum discusses “is something missing in our Daily experience?” free admission. Call (985) 502-6582 or visit for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Arm-

strong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 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.


NEW ORLEANS. Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, 523-1465 — thee arts

Council of new orleans’ market features local and handmade goods, food, children’s activities and live music. Visit www. artscouncilofneworleans. org for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. last saturday of every month. BELLY DANCE BY TAMALYN DALLAL. Tulane

University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall — the daylong belly dancing event featuring workshops by Dallal also includes a dance documentary screening and a performance. admission $10$60. email dancerion@ or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 8615898; — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. ENERGY SMART PRESENTATION. East

New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., 596-2646; — the program discusses entergy new orleans’ energy efficiency program that provides audits and cash rebates to customers who take steps to increase the efficiency of their homes and businesses. Call (866) 721-0249 or email info@ for details. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers

Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 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.


sance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — the market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. RIVER RUN. Rivershack Tavern, 3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834-4938;


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EVENT LIStINGS www.therivershacktavern. com — the bar hosts the 2-mile run/walk benefiting the Angels on Earth Foundation. A party after the race features live music by Mustard Brothers. Visit www. for details. Admission $20-$25. 6 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. race. ROSE TASTING. Martin Wine Cellar, 3500 Magazine St., 894-7420 — the tasting includes 15 rose wines as well as food. Admission $20. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex,

3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; — the weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans

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Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; — the weekly indoor market features clothing and other items from local and regional artists, demonstrations and food. Email or visit for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


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 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WALK A MILE WITH A CHILD. Xavier University Center, 1 Drexel Drive, 520-7568 — the New Orleans Medical Association’s event is a one-mile walk followed by a health fair with music, exhibits, free health screenings, refreshments, demonstrations, interactive health talks, raffles, giveaways and more. Email yfleming@ for details. Free admission. 7 a.m. to noon. WHITE SUMMER NIGHT. Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville — the poolside party benefiting Safe Harbor’s domestic violence program features live music, food and an art display and sale. White attire is suggested. Admission $25. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

SUNDAY 29 CHRISTMAS IN JULY DINNER. Bridge House/Grace House, 1160 Camp St., 522-2124; www.bridgehouse. org — the substance abuse

treatment center serves a holiday meal to the city’s homeless and indigent, and clothing and toiletries will be distributed to those in need. Volunteers are needed for the event. Call 821-7135 or email wolivio@bridgehouse. org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MARDI GRAS INDIAN HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY. Ashe

Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — the Mardi Gras Indians Hall of Fame Week activities culminate with the ceremony, which concludes with a distribution of school supplies to children. Visit www.mardigrasindians. for details. 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY 30 BENEFIT NIGHT AT CORKS N CANVAS. Corks N Canvas, 119 Focis St., Metairie, 8325536; www.corksncanvas. com/metairie — the drink-

and-paint place offers complimentary snacks, wine and soft drinks at the benefit for Jefferson Dollars for Scholars. Admission $40. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. WORK HARD! PLAY HARD!. Il Posto Italian Cafe, 4607 Dryades St., (504)895-2620; www. — Southern Rep theatre hosts the fundraiser and silent auction to benefit “3x3,” a playwrights’ series featuring one-act original works by local writers. the event features live music by the tintypes, food, drinks and improv troupe Claws With Fangs. Admission $10. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SPORTS ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-5155; — the Zephyrs play

the Omaha Storm Chasers. 7 p.m. tuesday-Friday and the Iowa Cubs 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS CUPCAKE THROWDOWN & ARTIST CAKE WALK. Antenna Gallery, 3161 Burgundy St., 298-3161; com — the gallery seeks

bakers, both those under 18 and adults, for a cake and cupcake competition Aug. 18. Email info@press-street. com for details. Application deadline is Aug. 15. HUMANA COMMUNITIES BENEFIT. Humana

awards a $100,000 grant to a local nonprofit working to improve health experiences or build healthy communities. Visit for details. Application deadline is July 31.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patientservice programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, or visit www. AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. the aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit volunteers/aquarium for details. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. the organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. the time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDA-

TION. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ 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 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 Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 483-7041 ext. 107, email or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 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 837-0175 or email for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; — the Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at 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 888-5880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION. the MDA seeks volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www. for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 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 527-6012 ext. 243 or email for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit and www. PEOPLE PROGRAM. the nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach active seniors at its campuses in Metairie, New Orleans and the West Bank. Call 284-7678 for details. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMSOutreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email or call 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; — the council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. the StAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email 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 831-8475 for details.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the

bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. DINKY TAO POETRY.

Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www. — the bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. tuesday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds. com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. A NIGHT OF POETRY AND FICTION. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — Writers from Aqueous Books, Ampersand Books and Prick of the Spindle Literary Journal present fiction and poetry. 5 p.m. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; — Poet Gian Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday. SPEAKEASY SUNDAYS. Club Caribbean, 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; — the club hosts an open mic poetry and spoken word night every Sunday at 7 p.m. Visit www. for details. Admission $5. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — the coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — the group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email hwoodie104@gmail. com for details.



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NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the Administrator of the Succession of Edward Frank Fiester has made an application of the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit:


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Whereas the Executor of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale at private sale the movable property described as follows: 2003 Honda Odyssey, VIN For the sum of $1,000.00 on the terms of all cash to seller. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. Jon Geggenheimer Clerk of Court Attorney: James G. Maguire 6059 Argonne Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 975-3038 Publication: Gambit 7/24/12

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A CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages , and appurtenances thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in Beverly Garden Extension Subdivision in Square “H” thereof, bounded by Beverly Garden Drive, Avenue “B”, Socrates Street and Bonnabel Drainage Canal, designated as Lot No. 3, all in accordance with the survey of E.G. Roessle, C.E., dated Aug. 31, 1954, approved by Police Jury of Jefferson Parish under Ordinance No. 2512, adopted Sept. 8, 1954, which said lot commences at a distance of 170 feet from the corner of Avenue “B” and Beverly Garden Drive, and measures thence 60 feet front on Beverly Garden Drive, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 108 feet between equal and parallel lines. All in accordance with the survey of Adloe Orr, Jr. & Assoc., C.E., dated Aug. 7, 1957, which said lot commences at a distance of 177.60 feet from the corner of Beverly Garden Drive and Avenue “B” and and measures thence 61.29 feet front on Beverly Garden Drive, by a depth along the side line nearer to Avenue “B” of 95.46 feet by a depth along the opposite side line of 107.23 feet, by a width in the rear of 60 feet. Improvements bear No. 345 Beverly Garden Drive. Being the same property acquired by Edward F. Fiester from Clifford A. Miller by Act before Louis G. Dutel, Jr., Notary Public, dated Dec. 18,1957, registered in COB 394, folio 541, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by Edward F. Fiester from Future Trends, LLC, by Redemption of Tax Sale passed before Charles E. McHale, Jr., Notary Public, dated August 28, 2008 and registered in COB 3236, folio 444, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITION, TO-WIT: The consideration of $46,500.00 will be paid in cash when the act of sale is passed. Succession will pay a pro rata share of taxes for the current year, all property certificates, normal costs and notarization fees of said 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, 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 the law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk Attorney: Gail A. Snakenberg Adddress: 3009 Lime Street, Suite A Metairie, Louisiana 70006 Telephone: (504) 885-1195 Publication: Gambit - 7/24/12 & 8/14/12



NO:670-038 DIVISION “I”

NO. 705-159 DIVISION “N”

SUCCESSION OF SAM LOVELY AND BEATRICE W. LOVELY NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the administratrix, Debra A. Ott, of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: 1040 Carmadelle Street Marrero, LA 70072





THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION 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 know as MICHEL SUBDIVISION, being the subdivision of portion of Ames Farms Subdivision and according to a survey by Don A, Garland, civil engineer dated January 26, 1973, said lot is designated as LOT NO. 6-A OF SQUARE D, bounded by Carmadelle Street, Drange Street, Michael Avenue and the Westbank Expressway, (formally Patricia Ann Street Side) and said Lot 6-A commences at a distance of 1,227.5 feet from the intersection of Carmadelle Street and Drange Street and measures thence 52.5 feet front on Carmadelle Street, the same width in the rear, with a depth if 80 feet between equal and parallel lines. Improvements thereon bear the municipal number 1040 Carmadelle Street. Being the same property acquired by Gilbert J. Blancard firm D&T Ochello Builders, Inc. by an Act of sale dated 12/11/72, before D.L. Kirschenheuter, Jr., N.P. registered on 12/12/72, COB 778, FOLIO 100, Jefferson Parish, LA. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITION, TO-WIT: $65,000.00 (Sixty-five thousand dollars). Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they may 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 the law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT D. Frickey, Clerk 7-16-12 ATTY: RUHAMA DANKNER 5200 LAPALCO BLVD STE 1 MARRERO, LA 70072 (504) 348-8524 Publication: Gambit, 7/24/12 & 8/14/12

Notice is hereby given that KIM CASCIO MCLEMORE, executrix of the estate of the deceased, CHARLES J. CASCIO, intends to sell at private sale to BIPASHA NATH for the sum of $120,000.00 cash, pursuant to a purchase agreement executed by the parties, dated June 29, 2012, said sale to take place on August 15, 2012, the described property, to wit: Unit 211B of Metro View Condominiums, a Condominium, Jefferson Parish, State of Louisiana, together with all rights and appurtenances thereunto appertaining, including rights in the “Common Elements” and “Limited Common Elements” as provided in the “Condominium Declaration” passed by act before P. Randall Garret, Notary Public, dated October 13, 2006 filed with the Clerk and Ex-Officio Register of Conveyances for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in COB 3175, Folio 279, creating and establishing “Metro View Condominium” (The Condominium Declaration), including the survey, plat plans, and other instruments annexed thereto, said unit being more particularly described in the Condominium Declaration and in the plat plans annexed thereto as Exhibit “A”. Said property has a municipal address of 3805 Houma Blvd., Unit 211B, Metairie, LA 70006 Any opposition must be filed within seven days from the date of the last publication. J. Myles Deputy Clerk Atty: PAUL W. ODENWALD 2821 KINGMAN ST. SUITE C P.O. BOX 1703 METAIRIE, LA 70004 TELEPHONE: 504-888-3394 PUBLICATION: Gambit 7/24/12 & 8/14/12

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that Charlene E. Ricord, Administratrix of the SUCCESSION OF CHARLES R. RICORD, has pursuant to the provisions of Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure article 3228, applied for an Order authorizing her to execute a Security Agreement with First National Bank of Layton, Utah and to accordingly grant a security interest in the Succession’s interest in the community house located 266 Lions Street Jefferson, Louisiana, 70121, being LOT 19, of Rosedale Gardens Subdivision, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, to create a reverse mortgage, Charlene R. Ricord, Administratrix, has also applied for authority to pay the succession debts indicated in the Tableau of Distribution filed in the record with her request. The Order granting such authority may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication. An Opposition may be filed by the heirs, legatees and creditors at any time prior to the issuance of the Order. JON A. GEGENHEIMER CLERK OF COURT 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON ATTORNEY: Carl J. Selenberg ADDRESS: 3713 Airline Drive Metairie, Louisiana 70001 TELEPHONE: (504) 835-1053 PUBLICATION: Gambit, 7/24/12



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Small & Big Jobs - We Do It All Custom cabinets, carpentry, painting, sheetrock, ceramic, roofs, kitchen & baths. Call (504) 324-9585


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Grass Cutting * Tree Trimming * Landscaping Weekly or Bi-Weekly Services Available. Free Estimates. Reference Available. Call Bian, (504) 382-7741


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Sewer & Drain Cleaning Specialists Plumbing Repair Specialists New Orleans 504-522-9536. Kenner-Jefferson 504-466-8581. Westbank 504-368-4070. Laplace 985-652-0084. Mandeville 985-626-5045. Slidell 985-641-3525. MENTION GAMBIT FOR A DISCOUNT


Air Duct Cleaning. Call to have your ducts cleaned, Estimated $800 per system. (504) 304-0443


Specializing in Saltwater Systerms Service, Maintenance, Repair 504-270-7307


A/C Service Call Special Having problem with your Air Conditioning contact Gulf States A/C and Heating for your Quality Reliable Service. Service Calls for $59.00 (504) 304-0443. Ask about our 3 ton replacement specials starting at $3499.


Trane 3 Ton Replacement System 13 Seer $3990 Installed Expires 7/31/12 504-465-0688 Air Conditioning - Heating



DOUBLE INSULATED WINDOWS $99 (up to 90 U.I.) HURRICANE PROTECTION Shutters, Bahamas, Panels Roll Downs, Accordian, Colonial Allstate Window & Siding Co. 504469-0066 985-649-1330





Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “One of the accounting jobs I’m applying for says to email a résumé and cover letter. I’ve never used one before. Is it OK to just say something in the email itself instead of writing a cover letter? If you think I should create a cover letter, can you tell me what I should include in it?” — Doreen A., New Orleans, LA Dear Doreen, It’s a great idea to include a brief note in the email you send in to apply for the job, but if they specifically ask for a cover letter in addition to the résumé, an email note will not be enough. The email note should be very brief, two or three sentences at most. For example, you could say, “Thank you very much for the opportunity to comGrant Cooper pete for the position of Accounting Technician. I have attached my résumé and cover letter for your review. I look forward to learning more about your goals for your next Accounting team member.” The cover letter, while not overly long, should be much more developed, and should be formatted attractively, ideally matching your résumé in style and font. Length is somewhat variable, but most good cover letters range from one-half to one page in length. A study from Columbia University stated that the single most important piece of information you can place in a cover letter is the actual name of an individual within the company you are applying to, along with their title. (Note: misspelling a person’s name is a major turnoff… be sure you get it right!) Since many job announcements don’t give out a name, you will need to do a little detective work. Unless it is a totally “blind” (anonymous) ad or posting, you should, with the use of a little Internet searching or networking, be able to uncover the name of a department head or other officer to whom the letter can be addressed. If all else fails, you can try phoning the company and politely asking for a name. One hiring manager I met at a recent careers conference stated that she routinely discards résumés that are not accompanied by a cover letter, since her job announcements always state that a résumé and cover letter are necessary to apply for the positions. She explained that following instructions is such a basic requirement of any job, that failure to comply with a request for a cover letter is sufficient grounds for ignoring the résumé.


Exper. Series 6a plus. Retired Life Insurance Agent for part or full time considered. New Orleans multi-line agency. Fax resume to 504-488-5390

RETAIL In the Fr. Qtr is looking for a FT Office Assistant/Inventory Control person. Must have strong computer & organizational skills. Familiarity with retail inventory a plus. Friendly, family-style environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Contact: 504-529-4465.


Clean Metairie salon has booth rental for Manicurist w/ some clientele & availability to take walk-ins. Salon provides mani-table, spa chair, storage. Call Arthur, 504-715-4179


Elements Salon seeks a talented enthusiastic and creative new stylist to join our Element family. Please call 985-626-8115 for interview appt.




FT or PT Tailor is needed for ladies clothing store. Experience preferred.

Apply in person @ 1514 St Charles Ave.



Offers Volunteer Opportunities. Make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill & their families. Services include: friendly visits to patients & their families, provide rest time to caretaker, bereavement & office assistance. School service hours avail. Call Volunteer Coordinator @ 504-818-2723 #3016

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Position at busy child psychiatry clinics, willing to work 25-40 hrs per week, Slidell and Mandeville locations, mostly evenings and possibly some days. Prefer student that has completed 2 + years in college. Proficient computer/ typing skills imperative, fast paced/ multi-tasking. Must be: professional, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, considerate, and flexible. Background check/ drug screen performed. Please email resume to:


Here is a list of the elements that most good cover letters should contain: • Your full contact information, in the event your résumé and cover letter are separated • The date of mailing, as well as the name, title & address of the intended recipient(s) • The title of the position you are seeking and how you heard about the position • A brief description of your background & specifically how it matches the job requirements • A few short bullets detailing your most recent or most impressive career accomplishments • Sign the letter (blue ink is best), and add an upbeat P.S. with your cell & email for any follow-up New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant is currently ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Résumé Writing Experts and has fulfilled contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the NFL, the NBA, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations throughout the nation.

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MADISONVILLE 301 ST. JOSEPH ST. Turn of the Century Cottage

1940 ala sq ft, 3 BR, 2 BA, corner lot, separate garage. Located in the heart of historic downtown Madisonville. NO FLOODING. Featured in Madisonville Bicentennial 2011 Home Tour Listing. $263,000. Contact owner, Joe Wink 504-309-0374 or 504-452-1303.


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




Servicing All Your Real Estate Needs - Selling, Buying or Relocating! Direct: (504) 884-5030 Realty Executives, Each Office is Independently owned & Operated. Associate is licensed in the State of La, USA


3626 E. Louisiana State Dr. 4 BR, 2.5BA, new hardwd floors, 2 bonus rms, den, covered porch with misting system & ceil fans. Move-in ready. $178,500. Susie Prats, 504-450-8836. Keller Williams Realty Crescent City Westbank Partners. 504-207-2007. Each ofc independently owned & operated.


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4613 Neyrey, 4/2.5 $289,000. Lovely, clean, quiet Ranch style home near hospital, schools, shopping & more, 2530 sq. ft. of living space. Call Kristo Salvaggio for an appointment today! Latter & Blum ERA, Powered, Each Office Independently Owned & Operated. Office: (504) 866-2785 ext 195 or cell: (504)554-3246. wwwkristisalvaggio. com Licensed Realtor in Louisiana, USA


Lakeview Appraisal Service

Serving the New Orleans Metro Area for over 20 years. Residential Home Appraisals Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445


Spacious 3 BR 2 BA. Wonderful neighborhood. Secluded street near lake. Great rm with cathedral ceil, firepl & wetbar. Formal dining. $368,000. Cindy Flannery, 504-908-9333. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty – 504-944-3605 Each office Independently owned & operated.

Spacious, Uptown $374,900 Total Renovation 2009, 3/4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bth - Gorgeous Mstr. Bath Whpl & Walk In Shwr. 2386 Sq.ft. Gourmet Kitchen, Bonus Rm Upstairs. Energy Efficient Foam Insulation, Hdwd Flrs, Tile, Dual HVAC, Corner Lot. 228-297-2267 gloriabw@ Attractive & comfortable 3 BR, 2.5 BA home. Great floorplan. Liv rm, din rm kit, master BR & bath on main level. Teracotta tiles on roof. Bricked driveway & patio, slate porch. $333K. Claudette Blanchard, 504-810-7950. Thomas K. Winiger R.E. Inc, 504-586-8305.



Lakeview, 4/bdrms/4baths. $649,000 More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555


Gorgeous renovation of traditional Metairie Lakefront home. 5 BR, 3.5 BA. Two master suites, gourmet kitchen, large family room. $499K. JoAnn Fitzpatrick Broussard, 504-4501477. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 504-282-2611.


With $800 upper revenue: 2478 sq ft total, tropical setting, 1/2 blk streetcar, 2 blks river. 8129 Maple St. $440,000. 504-314-1455. MUST SEE!

6324 Bertha Drive

Beautiful Lake Terrace! Move right in! 3 BR, 2 BA brick ranch. Lovely large landscaped back yard. Attached double garage. 1924 (2045 total) sq ft living. Lot size 85 x 115. $325K. Joan Farabaygh. 504-723-5767. RE/MAX Affiliates. 504-838-7656. Ea office independently owned & operated.


414 18th Street, $349K

Neoclassical Revival New Construction. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. 12’ ceil. Master suite w/ his & her’s closets & marble master bath. Wide-plank heart of pine flrs. Complete irrigation sys John Cody Stringer. 504-655-5577. Coldwell Banker, 504-899-4040. Ea. office independently owned & operated. $549,000, 5bdrms/4baths. Lakewood South. More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555


LAKEWOOD SOUTH. 5BDRMS/4BA. $575,000. More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555

5844 MARCIA AVE- 299K

lakewood North. 2 bdrms/2baths. More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555


5416 S. TONTI

Beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 BA condo in Audubon Trace. Spacious, wood floors, firepl,, Private, fenced patio overlooking pool. Master suite on 2nd level has 2nd firepl. Patsy Phipps, 504-450-5221. Tribute Real Estate, 504-298-7653. REAL SERVICE, REAL RESULTS!

Lakewood South. 5bdrms/3.5baths. $549,000 More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555



RESIDENTIAL * COMMERICAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT More more information call Delery Comarda Realtors (504) 875-3555




4BR, 2.5 BA home of an interior designer. High ceilings, crystal chandeliers,beautiful baths, gourmet Huge brick courtyard w/ bubbling fountain. Spacious master suite opens to courtyard. $570k. Cathy Dipiazza Cashman, 504-9754397. Alex-Cate Realty, 504-488-4398.

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3 BR, 3 BA, approx 2,963 sq ft. It is BEAUTIFUL. renovation. Marble, stone, hardwood. Over the top master bedroom & bath. Open floor plan. Corner lot facing park with private side entrance. $455,000. Cathy Dipiazza Cashman, 504-975-4397. Alex-Cate Realty, 504-488-4398.

Spectacular raised center-hall Cottage. Approx 4208 sq ft, 4BR, 2.5 BA, firepl, wood flrs, custom cabinets, walk-in closets, lot 60 x 96.$790K. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

French Quarter Realty • 504-949-5400 Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Baxter • Kaysie • Billy • Andrew

409 Rosa(old Metairie) 1/1 offstreet prkng, Balc. Huge backyard $1100 718 Frenchman #10 1/1 fully furn. Tons of closet space $965 517 Dumaine #4 2/2.5 Furn.renov.prvtdeck.cable&intrntinc$3,500 528 Madison St.” 2d” 1/1 furn.all util inc,internet,cable,great loc. $900 1005 Josephine “B” 3/2.5 1 blk off of mag, ss appli, pets poss $1600 824 Independence “A” 1/1 new kitch appli, pets poss, tile floor $650 1700 Napoleon 1/1 900sqftgrndflr.Smallpatio.w/dhookups$1050 1704 Napoleon 1/1 900sqftgrndflr.Smallpatio.w/dhookups $850 315 Chartres 2B 1/1.5 2nd&3rd flr slv SQ.each flr w/prvt balc. $1,500 CONDOS FOR SALE 1323 Esplanade “A” 1/1 grndflrw/hiceils&pool.SHORTSALE$169,000 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 Twnhouse style w/prkg,pool&more $145,000 1608 N Broad 2/2 Single fam renov Near fairgrounds $82,500 936 Conti #15 2/1.5 Twnhse style, pool, parking&more! $329,000 333 Julia 418 1/1 Updated condo WH dist.pool&more $196,900 1125 Royal #3 1/1 3rd fl. exp beams, storage! crtyrd $269,000 421 Burgundy #4 1/1 Ground floor updated. Courtyard $105,000 929 Dumaine #14 Pied-a-terre effic in heart of Fr Qtr $106,500 1418 Chartres B 2/1 Charming. HUGE 2nd FLR BALCONY. $259,000 1418 Chartres “D” 2/1 Fully furn. exp brick & glossy wd fls $225,000 421 burgundy #1 1/1 Nicesizegrndflcondooffcourtyard$180,000 1115 Prytania #303 2/2 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 1027 Dauphine 2/1 Spacious apt in lower FQ.Crtyd&more. $1,800 824 Burgundy #5 1/1 Updated w/tons of FQ charm.POOL.$275,000 412 Dauphine 2B 2/2 Lrg w/wd fls. Nat light. Poss Pkng $369,000 COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm comm condo on quaint FQ street $465,000 840 N Rampart Comm Laundromat~business, not bldg$299,000 We have qualified tenants for your rentals. Call us!

455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000

817 Amelia Street, $239,900 SOLD


4 PEARL CT. 5/3.5 279K

Beautiful 2 story, w/Mother-in-Law suite located on quiet cul-de-sac, 2 fp, wrought iron balc w/2 sets of Fr. doors. New ss kit. Ryan C. Haro, Realtor, M2 Brokerage, LLC Mobile: (504) 913-0967, Office: (504) 267-9405. Licensed in Louisiana.


4 bedrooms, 3 baths $479,000 Must See! Call Gina Sayour, Realtor, (504) 8845030 Realty Executives SELA. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated.

Beautiful gut renovation on Grand Rte. St. John: 2300 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. All new with custom and bespoke finishes. THE BEST neighborhood in the city- walk half a block to Bayou St. John, restaurants, wine store, coffee shop, grocery, pharmacy and Jazz Fest. If you are a kayaker, jogger, picnic having, wine drinking, Bayou lover, who is looking for a wonderful home and life, this house is for you. Offered at $495,000.00. Inquiries should call 504-914-5606.

Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

Rustic charm on this unique home fashioned from joining two separate cottages. Great flowing floor plan and with a second front door that’s great for working from home. Off street parking.

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

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


5 Year Old Home - Historic Style! Approx 3442 sq ft, 3 BR, 3 BA, bamboo flrs, hardy board ext, Gourmet kit, luxurious baths, bonus rm-3rd flr. $829K . Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is independently Owned & Operated.




Unique large duplex near Palmer Park. 2 units, approx 4200 sq ft living. 6 BR, 4 BA, driveway, cent a/h, lot 60x120. Room for pool. $475K. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

825 Louisiana Ave Condos

ONLY 3 LEFT! Priced $112,500 $123,000. Onsight laundry & pool! Gated complex! 1BR/1BA units. Steps to Magazine St. shops & restaurants Call Britt Galloway, (504) 862-0100 or (504) 250-4122. Keller Williams Realty New Orleans. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated. Agent & Broker Licensed in LA, USA

Lakeview Appraisal Service

Serving the New Orleans Metro Area for over 20 years. Residential Appraisals Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445


298 Cherokee Rose, 4/BDRM/2BA - $220,000 700 Simpson Way, 4BDM/2.5BA $215,000 Rita Rebouche, Realtor, Gardner Realtors (c) 504-669-8664, (off) 985-796-5959


On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. Move-in ready. $189,000. Call 504887-4191



Uptown. On Hip Oak Street. Walk to shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. 2 BR, 2 BA., pool. 2 secured pkg spaces. Gorgeous furniture, cable, flat screens, wi-fi incl. $3000/mo. Call Sylvia, 504-415-6501


Renovated, elegant, light, spacious. 2 br, 2.5 ba, den, gourmet kit, yd, pkng, formal LR/DR, wood & stone floors. Call for rates & info (415) 359-6445

New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 781-608-6115.


2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.

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Superb Office Space

3527 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie. Approx 1,550 sq.ft. 2nd floor of 2 story office bldg. Parking, efficiency kitchen, storage rm, men’s & women’s restrooms. Avail immediately. 1 year lse $2,260/mo. (504) 957-2360





On Elmeer Ave. Approx. 1350 sq. ft. 3BR/1.5BA. Renov’t, SS kit, beautiful hrwd flrs, ceil fans, CA&H. Study area, fenced. $1585 + dep. Avail Aug 1st. (504) 554-3844.

ALGIERS 1304 Evalina St.

2 BR/1 BA Renov, appl, furnished, off st prkg, w&d. $950 mo + $950 dep. Pets negotiable SOLID NR PRISES at (504) 361-1447. Avail By Appt Only.


Near heart of Metairie, dead end street. 1br + bonus room from $750. Rsvd pkg;1 car, water pd. No smoking/ pet s. Call 504-780-1706 or visit us at



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



Renovated, large 2 BR apt with 12 x 24’ liv room. 1 BR with new carpet. Furn kit. Sunset deck, bike path, laundry on premises, offst pkg. No pets. Avail now. $724 & $824. 504-236-5776


Kit appl, fridge & range, w&gas dryer hhkps, Hdwd flrs. Hi celis. large windows. CA&H, Fenced yd. Freshly painted. $1200/mo + dep. Call 504861-3400

GREAT RIVERBEND STUDIO Large Upper COMPLETELY FURNISHED, Water and cable paid. $850. Call 504-314-1455



Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. Private fenced backyard. No pets. $750/month + deposit. 504-494-0970


Living room, 1 BR, kitchen, tile bath. No pets. $500/mo. Call 504-494-0970.


4765 Demontluzin

3 BR, 2 BA 1750 Sq Ft, Historic Property, Hardwood Flrs, Yard Service Incl. Move In Now. Steve Richards 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.


2 BR, 1 BA, 620 sq ft. Furn kit, w/d hkups, a/c & heat. Water paid. Grass cut. $750/mo. Dep & lease. Zimmerman Property Service, 504-494-0970


Secure bldg. Newly remodeled. Granite, tile, lots of closets. Refrig, stove, w&d. Centrally located near Metairie, UNO & downtown., off st pkg, $775. + dep. 504-228-2282.

500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

2715 St. Charles - 2 bd/ 2 1/2 ba ........ $4000 407 Baronne - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $2495 539 Dumaine - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1650 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ...... $1400 920 Poeyfarre - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1375 921 Chartres - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1100


Pool, Courtyard, W/D, cent a/c. $1600. Steve Richards, 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, Inc Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.

Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov. 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. All new appl, w&d. Amenities incl elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $1100/mo + dep. 504-710-9062, Sandra


2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/pool, quiet neighborhood. Newly remodeled. $850 & $975 (larger apt). 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347


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


Above Wit’s Inn, 1BDR/1BA, Kitch-Efficiency. $525/mo. A/C. Stve, Ref, Wi-fi, Wtr Pd, No Pets/Smkrs 486-1600.

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1 BR, fully furnished incl utilities. Courtyard. $1375. Steve Richards 504-258-1800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.

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Elegnt 2 brm - 3 mrbl mntls - dbl lvrm studio apt - fireplc - lvly patio -both apts furn - sec,gate - No pets. (504) 861-3141

Each 1/2 shotgun double, 2 BR, living room, furn kit, fans, window units, wood floors, w/d hkups, small yard. $800/mo. Owner/Agnt 504-450-7676.


3 BR, 2 BA, upstairs apt. 1 blk off Carrollton 1 blk off Canal. Granite counters, cent a/h Water & util paid. No pets. $1500. 504-638-1977 aft 3pm.


Studio apt, furn kichen,, bath, hardwood flrs, secure bldg, gated parking, laundry room, fitness cemter, pool, on-site Mgr. $875. 504-430-5719

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Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. Avail NOW. 985-871-4324, 504-442-0573.


Studio, newly remodeled kit & ba, hdwd flrs. $750 mo. Huge 2 BR Apt. Bright, spacious,, high ceilings, hdwd flrs, $1095. Both have Cent a/h, laundry facility avail 24 hrs. Walk 1 blk to St. Charles St Car, easy access to I-10, CBD & FQ. No pets/No smokers. 1-888-2396566.


Pets OK. 2 BR, 1 BA. Fenced yd, furn kit, w/d hookups, cent a/h, ceil fans, firepl. Mandeville schools. Nr Lakeview Reg Hosp. $750. 985-867-9274


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510 Henry Clay, 2BR, 1 BA, liv rm, din rm, kit with appl, hardwd flrs, high ceil, sunroom. Offst pkg, $1200. 504-874-4330 Renovated, elegant, light, spacious. 2 br, 2.5 ba, den, gourmet kit, yd, pkng, formal LR/DR, wood & stone floors. Call for rates & info (415) 359-6445


1 br, liv rm, kitch w/all appls, wd flrs, hi ceil. No pets. $750/mo + dep & lse. 895-6394 or cell 289-9977.

6319 S. PRIEUR

2 bedroom, living room, dining room, furn kitchen, tile bath. No pets. Off Calhoun. $800/mo, Call Gary 504494-0970

Countryside Home

Nice home on two well landscaped acres; 3 BR, 2 BA. library/office, deep covered front porch, rear deck. Near-by guest cottage 1 BR, 1 BA . $1,700/mo. Stables & pasture avail at extra cost. Hyatt Hood 985-9661131. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

Efficiency, w/d, ss appl, HVAC, pool, exercise rm, Jacuzzi, Easy access to Interstate. $1000/mo. 12 mo lse. Bonnie, 504-220-1022 Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988.



Pets OK. 2 BR, 1 BA. Fenced yd, furn kit, w/d hookups, cent a/h, ceil fans, firepl. Mandeville schools. Nr Lakeview Reg Hosp. $750. 985-867-9274







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