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Joan Rivers | From stand-up comedian to frequent stints sitting in for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show to her current E! Entertainment patrol as one of the Fashion Police, Joan Rivers has always had a sharp tongue, often softened by a stream of self-deprecating jokes. From walking red carpets to hawking merchandise on QVC, she’s been indefatigable. Rivers is in New Orleans for two shows at the New Orleans Healing Center. PAGE 46.

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A Celebration of Southern Music Thu. Aug. 23 | The Ogden Museum of Southern Art marks its ninth anniversary with a performance by Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Revival Band, featuring Kim Prevost, Brian Blade, Jason Marsalis, Bill Summers, Steve Masakowski, David Pulphus and others. The band will play a variety of genres and songs inspired by or representing each Southern state. PAGE 36.




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A Lofty Battle

Developer Sean Cummings’ plan to build mixed-use lofts on Elysian Fields Avenue has stirred fury — and support — in Faubourg Marigny.

Phillip Lopez,

the chef of Root in the Warehouse District, saw his restaurant named one of Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. Root, which opened last November, has gotten across-the-board raves locally for its showmanship, highly conceptual dishes and the quality of its food.

awarded $40,000 in culinary scholarships at its New Orleans gala Aug. 11. Fourteen south Louisiana high school graduates split the money. Many of them have been accepted at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University or the Louisiana Culinary Institute.


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chairs that he says he thinks of as his living room. Faubourg Marigny What Cummings’ firm, ekisneighborhood tics Inc., has shown the public association president in renderings thus far is a large, Alexandre Vialou three-building project that runs says allowing the along Decatur Street from Elysian Elisio Lofts to exceed Fields Avenue to Marigny Street. current height In a medium-distance illustration, restrictions could the tallest building’s facade looks set a pattern for the corrugated in parts. Closer up, it riverfront area. has something approaching the PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER feel of siding. This is overlaid with smooth metal panels that, together with the windows and balconies, form an asymmetrical, Tetrislike pattern. Such a modern development may seem out of context, backing as it does into the “Marigny rectangle,” a neighborhood largely made up of one-to-two family Creole cottages, old warehouses, churches and small corner bars, restaurants and page 8

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as well as the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, donated more than $25,000 to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission to repaint the courts at the rebuilt Oliver Bush playground in the Lower 9th Ward. NBRPA, headed by former New Orleans City Council President Arnie Fielkow, was in town last week for its annual conference.

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had a major snafu earlier this month when New Orleanians tried to appeal tax assessments. Residents complained of waiting five or six hours to meet with an assessor. Last week, assessor Errol Williams told The Times-Picayune he understands their concerns, but didn’t have any better ideas about how to smooth the process. That’s an unacceptable response.

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The Elisio is “a forward-looking expression of Marigny,” Cummings told Gambit last week during an interview in the third-floor atrium of his building at 220 Camp St. It’s a naturally lit space furnished with a coffee table, two couches and two

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mid the rancorous debate on real estate developer Sean Cummings’ Elisio Lofts proposal, it can be difficult to keep in mind what Elisio Lofts actually is. It’s a residential/retail development on the southeast corner of Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street, just inside Faubourg Marigny, adjacent to the Mississippi River. And it still exists only in renderings. The project, which is in a neighborhood zoned Historic Marigny/Treme Light Industrial (HMLI), requires a number of variances — most significantly on height — to move forward. As planned by Cummings, it will go to 74 feet at its highest. The neighborhood’s maximum height for new buildings is 50 feet; nevertheless, the project was approved by the City Planning Commission (CPC). Then, earlier this month, the Historic District Landmarks Commission took no action on the variance, which legally counts as a denial. Next, it goes to the New Orleans City Council for appeal. The council is likely to take a vote on Elisio Lofts during its Sept. 6 meeting but could vote as early as this week, says Nicole Webre, legislative director for District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who represents the neighborhood. (Palmer, through Webre, declined to comment on the proposal.) That Elisio Lofts has gotten this far is a shock to Alexandre Vialou, president of the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA), which has vigorously opposed the project. “Mr. Cummings could build a building at 50 feet. We can’t understand why this city would support such a project,” he says. Vialou and FMIA worry that if Elisio Lofts is allowed to go through as planned, it will open the door to a development bonanza for expensive high-rises nearby. “If this passes, Mr. Cummings will not need to ask for the variances he’s asking for now in the future,” he says. That’s not just paranoia. The Riverfront Vision Plan, commissioned by the city in 2005 and developed with assistance from Cummings, recommends increasing maximum heights along certain major corridors near the river. That study was cited in the CPC staff report recommending approval for the Elisio Lofts. “We see the current idea of this wall of buildings as a real kind of absurd development,” Vialou says. What Elisio Lofts is, beyond a mere development — a tippingpoint project that could lead to a wall of high-rise buildings along Elysian Fields and, ultimately, the riverfront all the way to Press Street, or is a natural fit to the neighborhood’s growing needs and an homage to its culture — is, it seems, a matter of perspective.

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retail outlets. But Cummings sees it as a natural fit. (To quote the first line of ekistics’ four-page summary, which was written by Cummings: “Simply stated, Elisio Lofts is a lyrical tribute to the human tapestry, rich texture, of the-bell-curve patterns and highly eccentric character of Marigny.”) “If you look at the architecture of the building, it’s reflective of the textures and the patterns that you have throughout Marigny,” he says. “And in some measure, from NOCCA (the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts) to the warehouses, to the use of wood. So: different texture, different pattern. A wide array of material: wood, metal, glass, plaster.” Cummings says the Elisio also pays homage to the neighborhood’s culture. He says it was designed with African, Caribbean and European influences in mind. Finally, he says, along with loft apartments it will include retail space, artists’ studios, a restaurant and a music venue — all of which fits in with the neighborhood’s culture. “We created it like that, again, because it’s a response to the sort of creative artisans and entrepreneurs in the neighborhood who like to live and work in the same place,” he says. “They don’t want to spend money on a studio and a home. So that works well for them.”


“Rich people really are different than the rest of us, aren’t they?” says Gretchen Bomboy later that same day. Bomboy is passing around a petition at the Friendly Bar in the Marigny, which is hosting a packed meeting of the FMIA. The neighborhood association has started a campaign called Size Matters in opposition to the Elisio Lofts Project. (Red-and-white Size Matters signs can be spotted in front of houses and businesses throughout the neighborhood.) So far, the Size Matters group claims to have collected more than 800 signatures online and on paper, all asking the city to stop the project. “The campaign really got underway after the City Planning Commission vote” on June 26, Vialou told Gambit. Meanwhile, Cummings has received scores of letters of support, which were attached with submissions to city regulatory agencies. Many came from other real estate owners and developers, like Shea Embry, who owns large unused buildings and pieces of land in Faubourg Marigny or Bywater. Others, however, were from small business owners in the area, like Steve Himelfarb of Cake Cafe & Bakery. Marco Meneghini, who lives next door to the site, also wrote in support. Cummings first told the association he was going to develop the site in September 2011, when he led Vialou and FMIA co-vice president Donna Wakeman on a tour of his recently opened National Rice Mill Lofts building on Chartres Street. Cummings says he invited the full board, but contends many boycotted the meeting even though he didn’t have a plan for the Elysian Fields site yet. FMIA members deny boycotting the meeting. “The neighborhood association has exhibited a level of hostility towards us from the very beginning that is very difficult for me to pinpoint,” Cummings says. “Exactly where it emanates from, I don’t know. I’m not going to guess. I’ve asked, but they haven’t been forthcoming. So I don’t know.” The FMIA first saw the project in January, says Vialou, when Cummings presented it to the group’s board of directors. “We mentioned to him that height was going to be an issue,” he says. “Then ... three weeks later he came and presented his project to our

general membership, which is the procedure, and again we told him. There were many comments at the meeting.” Asked why the building must be so tall, Cummings says it’s not inconsistent with the neighborhood immediately surrounding the site. He points out the large electrical station just across Decatur Street, two city-owned parking lots (which are being bid out for redevelopment as structures) directly across Elysian Fields Avenue, the warehouse at 511 Marigny St. that is being redeveloped into apartments by Julian Mutter, and the Hotel de la Monnaie on nearby Esplanade Avenue, which tops out at 65 feet. Cummings also says the extra height allows him to use the first floor of his building for retail instead of parking. He maintains that the average height of the three buildings, added together and divided by three, is 48 feet — under the maximum. “Over the last few weeks, Mr. Cummings has been saying that his project is less than 50 feet tall. And we’ve been repeating what we’ve been saying from the beginning: He’s building a building at 74 feet tall,” Vialou says. “There is, in fact, a building at 74 feet.” In late January, the HDLC’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC) voted 2-1 in favor of Elisio. Architect Wayne Troyer, who designed the Elisio, abstained. Architect Rick Fifield was the dissenting vote, but the committee’s approval didn’t become official until July. That was because Fifield asked and the HDLC staff agreed that, because the proposal required so many variances, the approval not move forward until the CPC was able to review it. “We were engaged in a concurrent review with the Landmarks Commission and the City Planning Commission,” Troyer says. “The neighborhood and its architect, Rick Fifield, asked that the concurrent review stop. He didn’t want to deal with matters of architecture until the height issue had been dealt with by the city planning commission. So this stopped.” On June 26, the CPC unanimously voted in favor of Elisio Lofts, granting the project five zoning waivers on dwelling size, floor area ratio, minimum parking spots, minimum loading space requirements and, of course, height. “The proposed development is located within a node at the intersection of a major access corridor, Elysian Fields Avenue, and the riverfront,” the agency wrote. “The adopted Riverfront Vision 2005 Plan sets forth certain design criteria for development sites within such nodes that may justify additional height.” To Cummings’ critics this was problematic because Cummings, then executive director of the city-run New Orleans Building Corporation (NOBC), was involved in development of the 2005 Riverfront Vision Plan. His name, as well as that of his father, John Cummings, appear in acknowledgements appended to the report. Furthermore, as president of NOBC, Cummings was tasked with implementing the first phase of the plan, “Reinventing the Crescent,” a $30 million publicly funded project to redevelop the riverfront. In the midst of that, Cummings continued buying

property near the riverfront. He went before A rendering of the the Louisiana Board planned multiof Ethics a number of building Elisio times, including in early project proposed 2008 — not long after by developer Sean his purchase of 501 Cummings. Elysian Fields Ave. — for reapproval of his public position. The reference to the Riverfront Vision Plan in the CPC staff report is also a sticking point because the zoning recommendations that appear in the plan have been included as part of the current redraft of the city’s comprehensive zoning ordinance (CZO), a law that has yet to be passed. “We again mention that this is really a working paper,” Vialou says of the 2005 riverfront plan. “It’s under consideration, for the riverfront overlay in the new CZO … but the neighborhood association is opposed to increasing height.” To approve a highrise project now, Vialou says, could excuse the city in making that accommodation permanent when the CZO is final. Cummings actually takes some comfort in that. He believes that, despite what they say publicly, many of his critics aren’t opposed to Elisio Lofts itself. They’re worried about what will come next, he says. “I think they are 1,000 percent correct to be concerned about that. And I share their concern because most real estate developers are about as popular as the mass media or George W. Bush,” Cummings says. “However, we’re not typical real estate developers. In fact, we don’t even refer to ourselves as real estate developers. We kind of feel that we’re artists with buildings.” Vialou hopes that people will follow the debate over the Elisio Lofts because of the CZO. “The Marigny has been such a success story over the past 20 years without building these massive buildings,” Vialou says. “People do feel lucky to be in the neighborhood. There are so many businesses that are already in the neighborhood. We have a sense of community.”

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consenting parties gRoups ask to take paRt in implementing DoJ consent DecRee The city of New Orleans and the U.s. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week filed motions opposing four requests to intervene in federal court hearings leading up to and following the finalization of the New Orleans Police Department’s (NOPD) proposed consent decree. The four parties seeking official involvement are the Office of the independent Police Monitor (iPM), the Police Association of New Orleans (PANO), the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and Community United for Change. The city’s filing attempts to refute accusations from the groups that negotiations leading to the proposed agreement were closed off from the community and interested parties. “During negotiations, the Department of Justice and the City consulted repeatedly with a broad swath of stakehold-

ers to ensure that all interested parties have had and will have their interests fairly considered in the substance and implementation of the Decree,” the city’s filing says. DOJ’s much longer response argues that because the entire city and not just the groups hoping to intervene will be affected by the agreement, none should be granted “special status” as parties to the case. Moreover, the DOJ filing states, none of the groups seeking to be included were able to show that any part of the agreement would infringe on their rights or legally protected property. Rather than granting intervenor status, it says, the court should be open to accepting amicus filings from interested parties. A hearing on the motions to intervene is set for Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. in U.s. District Court. A hearing on the overall consent decree is scheduled Aug. 29. — ChARLes MALDONADO

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Jindal to address GOP convention kicks off aug. 27 in 2008, Gov. Bobby Jindal was scheduled to speak at the Republican Convention in st. Paul, Minn., but was forced to cancel at the last minute and remain in Louisiana as hurricane Gustav bore down on the Gulf Coast. Not so this year. At least, not so far. when the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the initial list of headliners for its presidential convention later this month, Jindal’s name was absent — as were the names of several other prominent Republicans who were considered to be in contention for Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick. Romney, of course, ended up going with wisconsin U.s. Rep. Paul Ryan, and late last week several names were added to the list of convention speakers — including Jindal, New hampshire sen. Kelly Ayotte and Ohio sen. Rob Portman, all of whom had been mentioned as potential Romney veep picks. RNC chairman Reince Priebus referred to Jindal et al. as convention “headliners,” but provided no information as to when each would speak — nor whether it would be in prime time, when the convention airs live on major networks. in a statement supplied by the RNC, Jindal said, “i look forward to talking about the important choice facing our nation. we can either go the way of europe, grow the public sector and make Americans more dependent on government or we can get behind Mitt Romney, reinvigorate the private sector and get our people back to work.” Jindal spent most of last week in the Midwest stumping for Romney/Ryan. The 2012 RNC Convention kicks off Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., with sessions from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central time; the convention continues for three more days with sessions from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. — KeviN ALLMAN

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hortly after Mitt Romney tapped U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to be his vice-presidential running mate, word leaked that Gov. Bobby Jindal (who clearly had hoped to be picked) didn’t make the presumptive nominee’s short list — and didn’t even rate a call from Team Romney thanking him for his interest in the job. True to form, Jindal promptly issued a statement denying he had any interest in a potential Cabinet position after the November election, adding, “Why would a guy with the best job in the world be looking for another one?” Even more typically, Jindal was on a plane within 48 hours, stumping for Romney/Ryan in Iowa. Louisiana voters have heard this meme before. Four years ago, when John McCain passed over Jindal in favor of then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Jindal repeated his “I have the job I want” mantra. That’s actually a very good line. Too bad it doesn’t ring true coming out of Jindal’s mouth. If Jindal really thought that being governor of Louisiana was the best job in the world, why would he work so hard to be on the first track out of here? Put another way, why would he spend so much time not in Louisiana? And please, don’t tell us that his many out-of-state trips, which so often coincide with fundraisers for his campaign coffers, are designed to promote Louisiana. They’re promotional tours all right — for Jindal. Now that Romney has made his choice (and Ryan is a far better choice than Jindal), it’s time for our governor to get back to the job — and the state — he claims to love. After all, there’s no shortage of problems here awaiting his attention. In the spirit of those who make “honeydo” lists for their spouses, we respectfully submit the following “Bobbydo” list: • Keep Southeast Louisiana Hospital (SLH) open. The Mandeville mental health facility isn’t expendable, especially since the governor ordered the closure of New Orleans Adolescent Hospital (NOAH) in 2009. Remember Jindal’s justification for closing NOAH? He said its patients could get the care they needed at SLH in Mandeville. Where will they get their care now, Governor … Mississippi? Without SLH, an entire region of the state will have no public mental health hospital. (Ironically, some St. Tammany lawmakers who are squawking the loudest about SLH’s impending closure have ranked among Jindal’s staunchest legislative supporters.) And this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg; cuts to Medicaid ordered by Jindal and Congress will gut public health care everywhere in Louisiana. Where’s your specific plan to do more with less, Governor? • Put real accountability into the school voucher program. Jindal

pushed hard to get his way on vouchers, and legislators obliged. He brooked no criticism or opposition, and now we see how badly things can go when lawmakers fail to ask questions and challenge assumptions. Hundreds if not thousands of taxpayer-financed vouchers are going to schools that, in many cases, got more vouchers than they have room for students. We already have noted that the “accountability measures” imposed by Jindal’s hand-picked state education superintendent, John White, represent a feeble attempt to gloss over this problem. (See “Back to School,” Commentary, Aug. 7.) White announced “higher” standards last week — but they won’t take effect in time to make a difference this year. We’ll make it easy for you, Governor (and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education): Require all private schools getting vouchers to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Headquartered in

Jindal likes to present himself as a policy wonk. The flip side of that coin is being a problem solver. Decatur, Ga., SACS is the gold standard for school accreditation in the South. No need to write new standards; SACS has that covered. Of course, requiring SACS accreditation would cut out many of the pseudo-schools that are now getting taxpayer money via Jindal’s voucher program. That would take uncharacteristic courage on Jindal’s part — the kind of courage that presidential candidates look for in running mates. • Stop passing the buck on higher education. While Jindal toured the nation promoting himself on the national stage, Louisiana was left scrambling to deal with $66 million in cuts to state colleges and universities. Last week, the University of New Orleans announced $12 million in cuts, the most in UNO’s history. The scene is similar at other public colleges and universities. What’s needed here is leadership, not just tossing the problem on the table and telling colleges, “Deal with it.” Jindal likes to present himself as a policy wonk. The flip side of that coin is being a problem solver. Solve these problems, Governor — then we’ll believe you when you tell us you’ve got the job you want.

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Dear Charlotte, There actually were more than nine pieces of art for visitors to the Delgado Museum of Art to enjoy when it opened to the public on Dec. 16, 1911, but many of them were on loan. The museum became the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in 1971. However, it exists because of the generosity of Isaac Delgado, a Jamaican immigrant who became a millionaire sugar broker in New Orleans. In 1910, Delgado offered the City Park Commission $150,000 for the purpose of creating a “temple of art for rich and poor alike.” Delgado was not known to be a patron of the arts, so at the time many believed he had another motive: a place for his dear aunt to display her important art collection. When asked about his donation, however, Delgado said, “The gift speaks for itself and further than that I have no inclination to say anything.” Delgado never married and lived with his aunt and uncle until their deaths. Delgado came to New Orleans at the age of 14, became associated with his uncle’s business and accumulated his fortune. His aunt and uncle traveled and collected art, and Delgado arranged for a special room in the art museum to display their collection. It was not on view at the museum’s premiere. The day the museum opened, 3,000 visitors were treated to many beautiful artworks. Chapman Henry Hyams loaned the museum more than 20 paintings for the premiere, and he later donated some of them. Among Chapman’s paintings still in the museum are Whisperings of Love by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Snake Charmer (Charmeur de Serpents) by Jean-Leon Gerome, Turkish Bashi Bazouk Mercenaries Playing Chess in a Market Place by Gerome, The Cardinal’s Friendly Chat by Jehan Georges Vibert and Shrine of Venus by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (although the latter is not on display). Hyams was a millionaire stockbroker in New Orleans and an art collector. The

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ugust did not begin well for Gov. Bobby Jindal. His school voucher program was exposed as a meal ticket for two-bit hustlers operating fly-by-night “academies” just as he was hoping to establish his bona fides as a potential vice president. Then Mitt Romney tapped 42-year-old u.s. Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. That Ryan is less than 16 months older than Jindal only made things worse. Henceforth, the Wisconsin congressman, not Jindal, will be seen as the rising star in the GoP constellation. (Contrary to what his flacks and sycophants had been spinning, Jindal apparently wasn’t even on Romney’s “short list” of potential veeps, as evidenced by the Associated Press report that he did not get a heads-up call when Romney made his decision to go with Ryan.) Truth is, at age 41, time is still on Jindal’s side. He has plenty of options in the next few years — and plenty of opportunities to go national. In the short run, there’s always the possibility of a job in Washington if Romney


wins. oh sure, Jindal pooh-poohed that notion right after Ryan got the nod, but what else could he say? You don’t campaign for a Cabinet post; you’re not even supposed to appear too interested in one at this stage. You merely do what you can to help your party win the White House, and then you wait for the phone to ring. In Jindal’s case, that means continuing to traverse the country, cranking out press releases and talking points, currying favor with the evangelicals and conservative media … and then waiting for the phone to ring. If the phone does ring, it surely won’t presage an offer for the Department of Education. Jindal’s voucher debacle guaranteed that. (I don’t oppose vouchers per se, but I do have a problem with Jindal recklessly rushing through a voucher program with virtually no safeguards or standards, which allowed educational charlatans to tap into it to the tune of millions.) If he plays his cards right, however, Jindal could be in line for something like the Department of Health and Human

Henceforth Ryan, not Jindal, will be seen as the rising star in the GOP constellation. services. His ideological opposition to expanding Medicaid perfectly mirrors the current GoP mindset (and Romney/ Ryan’s as well), and his record on health care issues goes back almost 20 years. And if he does not get invited to join Team Romney, or if Romney loses in November, Jindal has still other options. He could run for the u.s. senate against Mary Landrieu in 2014 (though that would be no cakewalk), or he could run for David Vitter’s seat if the state’s junior u.s. senator wins the 2015 governor’s race. (Vitter is clearly preparing to run.)

Jindal also could finish out his term, go into the private sector, and lay the groundwork for a future presidential run. Jindal will be 44 when his current term expires; Ronald Reagan was 69 when he won the presidency. Meanwhile, Jindal will continue to shape Louisiana’s political landscape. If, for example, he leaves office before his term ends, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne will become governor. Dardenne is seen as a potential candidate in 2015 anyway, but his chances of holding the job as a half-term incumbent are exponentially better than his chances of winning it as lieutenant governor against an open field, particularly if, as expected, Vitter runs. Jindal and Dardenne are not exactly pals, but the governor and Vitter are practically enemies. If Jindal does go to Washington before 2016, Gov. Dardenne could be his parting shot at Vitter, who has gone out of his way to criticize Jindal. As dimly as August began for him, Jindal’s future still looks bright.


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mance in the preseason forced the team to cut running back Antonio Pittman, who was a fourth-round pick. Left tackle Zach Strief was a seventh-round pick. A season ago center Brian de la Puente was preparing for an interview for an office job when the Saints called him. Stillman product defensive end Junior Galette was an undrafted free agent signing in 2010. So what does it take and is there a longshot story on this year’s Saints squad? Perhaps the godfather of long shots in recent Saints history is Michael “The Beer Man” Lewis, who took a tryout and turned it into a story of inspiration. Lewis was a former Budweiser truck driver who went from delivering beer to playing in the Dome. Lewis earned a roster spot as the return specialist for the Saints 2002-2006 season, playing well enough to earn selections to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams in 2002. I asked Lewis what it takes to make it as a long shot. “You have to take every edge you can get,” he said. “First, you have to be in great shape. Then you have to take advantage of every rep you receive in a game or a practice, on special teams as much as offense or defense. Finally you have to pick up the concepts and corrections in

Saints fans have become almost accustomed to the yearly plight of the long shot. meetings and film review. Any edge you get is crucial to making the team.” This training camp, undrafted free agent running back Travaris Cadet is making a push to become yet another long shot who earns his fleur-de-lis. “He’s got a lot of talent, he was undrafted and he’s showing everybody. ... I told him my side of the story and how I made it, and I don’t know if he’s using it to carry on,” Pierre Thomas said. “He’s using his own ways to get better, to show everybody that he can be a part of this team and help out.” “I think it surprised all of us a little bit or else he would’ve been a drafted player,” said assistant head coach Joe Vitt. “I think this is a kid who’s really taken full advantage of the opportunity he has right now.”

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As WRBH-FM, the country’s only 24-hour reading radio for the blind, celebrates its 30th anniversary, it also prepares to serve the public in a city without a daily newspaper.

his is, essentially, broadcast news — except there are no reporters, no news director, no producer. Instead, Tim Vogel, wearing thin blackframed glasses, a slight beard and sneakers, stretches out over a small conference room table with this morning’s Times-Picayune and a pair of scissors. “I’ve just got to go make coffee,” he says. Vogel is way more awake than anyone should be at 6 a.m., when, in the middle of the summer, the sun has barely come out. He started putting together today’s news yesterday. Since 1982, WRBH-FM has produced a live broadcast of selected articles from The Times-Picayune every morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The readers sit inside the soundproof studios and speak into the mic, reaching more than 16,000 listeners throughout the week (4,000 listeners on Sunday alone). The station doesn’t just read the paper; its 24-hour schedule includes fiction page 16

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Studio engineer Tim Vogel prepares TimesPicayune articles for volunteer readers.

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WRBH’s Magazine Street location opened in 1990. More than 150 volunteers read to thousands of listeners on the FM station and online.


best-sellers, selections from weekly glossy magazines, children’s books and young adult novels, mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, nonfiction, shows in Spanish and Vietnamese, and in-house talk shows, among other program blocks. Supplementing the reading material are Mary Sonnier’s The Chef Show and a local authorcentric Writer’s Forum (both of which also are available as podcasts). The New Orleans Opera Association also broadcasts on the station. WRBH — the last 24-hour reading radio station for the blind in the United States — anchors the left of the FM dial at 88.3 from its Magazine Street studio, a highceilinged home built in the 1890s. This morning, like most mornings, the first-floor studio space is empty except for Vogel, who preps the recording booth for the Newspaper of the Air broadcast. The station has thousands of listeners, whether they dial in or stream from the website, In 2000, the station took the broadcast online — including the live daily reading of The Times-Picayune. “I don’t pretend to be the editor or the guy who gets to choose that stuff,” Vogel says. “It’s all chopped up, organized and paper-clipped.” At Vogel’s desk, a wall of screens displays recording software, and when it’s time to record, he gives the volunteer readers a hand signal, the station ID jingle kicks in and the readers get to work. In 1975, Robert McClean, a blind Loyola University mathematician, wanted to provide blind and visually impaired people with news on current events — so he leased airtime from WWNO-FM and dedicated it to

reading the news. McClean’s program didn’t require blind listeners to use special equipment to tune in, and the broadcast aired on a standard FM bandwidth. The only other station of its kind, in Memphis, Tenn., went off the air in 2004. While other stations around the country dedicate time or airspace to blind listeners, none are 24 hours, and most operate outside standard radio frequencies. Eventually McClean bought the 88.3 signal, and on Sept. 12, 1982, the station began its first official broadcast with a 24-hour schedule. Donald Banning, a retired Jefferson Parish special education teacher, has served on WRBH’s board since its early days. He is also blind. “When we first started out, it was like anything starting out,” he says. “We’d scratch and dig. … We’re still here. We’re still reading.” The station’s first home was on the second floor of the Lighthouse for the Blind building, and a $900,000 grant from the state lasted through 1990 before the station moved to its current location on Magazine Street. The nonprofit station relies on grants and donations. Lack of funding almost forced WRBH to close its doors in 1996, but a last-minute $64,000 donation from the Metairie Rotary Club kept the station running, as did its flagship fundraising events: an annual gala (the late Snooks Eaglin headlined the first one at Tipitina’s in 1991) and the Pat Brown Golf Tournament, named after the blind golf champion and WRBH supporter. Another budget shortfall occurred in 2009, when the station faced major repairs — but WRBH’s biggest hurdle followed Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, when the station went silent for seven weeks. Natalia Gonzalez became executive director Aug. 30, 2005, the day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall.

“We were gone. We were all gone,” Gonzalez says. “I knew Magazine Street was going to be OK. Our transmitter site was in Chalmette. I knew that was not all right.” The transmitter was underwater, so even if the station had the staff for a broadcast, nobody could hear it. When Gonzalez sneaked back into the city and visited the station, she found the door covered in notes from listeners. “All of the notes were, ‘We’re here.’ ‘How can we help?’ ‘Let’s get WRBH back on the air,’” she says. A $200,000 emergency grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting helped the station purchase a small, one-kilowatt transmitter so it could broadcast from the studio itself. Its range was only a few miles, but it was a start. Seven weeks after the city emptied, WRBH was back on the air, letting people know which grocery stores, gas stations and drugstores were open, and, of course, reading the headlines. Gonzalez drove to newsstands in Metairie to pick up national papers to get enough material each week. “I would get these wonderful phone calls from people saying, ‘You have no idea how good it feels to get on the radio and have someone read to me,’” she says. “It was like mental health.” Meanwhile, lifelong New Orleans resident and retired schoolteacher Verna Arroyo and her family were in Virginia, where they remained for three years after losing their homes to the levee failures. Arroyo missed WRBH the whole time. “Without it, I was going crazy,” says Arroyo, who, at 80 years old, has lost most of her eyesight from macular degeneration. Arroyo sits inside her Lakeview home, where two PAGE 19

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The station has made some changes over the years. The TV listings are no longer read, and Soap Opera Digest will soon get bumped to make room for a possible talk show. But the cuts at The Times-Picayune, which include reducing its publishing schedule to three days a week, has meant big changes at the station — and big changes for blind New Orleanians who depend on WRBH to read the newspaper to them. “Since we are so small with a small

budget and a small staff — I don’t have a sales staff, or a marketing budget, we kind of all trade hats — we were thinking that we’re going to continue reading the newspaper. That’s important to everyone who works here,” Gonzalez says. “That’s part of our mission, to keep the population informed on current events. … A lot of New Orleanians do not have access to the Internet, but almost everybody has a radio. On those days there isn’t a print edition, we will be reading them exactly as we’ve been doing for 30 years. We’re not going to change the format.” “Once the paper will go out of print, I probably won’t be using the scissors at all,” Vogel says. “I’ll be hopping on the Internet, finding articles and building it as best as I can. It’s a fairly big change. I have to do more hunting.” On days New Orleans won’t have a physical paper, WRBH will make one — or two — to be read by volunteer readers from iPads. The station already has started to put the paper’s content on iPads via a Kindle app. Unlike other nonprofit stations, WRBH doesn’t do on-air donation drives — Gonzalez says the schedule PAGE 20

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can’t be interrupted. Instead, it relies on grant funding and underwriters, which include Rouses Markets, Maple Street Book Shop, Garden District Book Shop, Whole Foods Markets, Entergy New Orleans and several others. It doesn’t receive ongoing funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “A lot of sighted people listen to WRBH, or people who are homebound, or have suffered some sort of traumatic injury, or people who are losing their vision,” Gonzalez says. “These are people. They have the same likes and dislikes that we have. And we don’t want to lose focus on that. … They want to know about music, what’s going on in town.”


Sighted listeners — that is, people who are not visually impaired — can enjoy the uniquely New Orleans moments captured on the air. Following the hour-long fiction best-seller block, the station broadcasts that week’s grocery ads, often with readers’ asides. A special on fish? “I’mma have to pull out the fryer and cook me up some.” A markdown on eggplant? “I’ve had a varmint in my eggplants. … I shined a light on him and there was a big ol’ varmint” who is now in “rat heaven.” At 6:30 p.m. on Sundays, comic strips are read, detailed and explained. Following The Times-Picayune are death notices, read dryly and with deliberate pauses between first nameinitial-last name and the next person. (Arroyo says she makes sure to listen to that broadcast. “I got to see if anyone I know passed,” she says. “I always hope I don’t know anybody.”) Of the more than 150 volunteer readers who set aside 30 minutes to an hour to read in one of the four booths inside the station, many have a following — whether it’s Jane Sumner, who has read at the station for 24 years, or Constance McEnaney, who has read at the station for 30 years and whose instantly recognizable theatrical English accent lights up the airwaves. Familiar personalities like Ronnie Virgets, Angela Hill and actress Lyla Hay Owen also are volunteer readers at WRBH. And you never know who will be reading when you dial in. The station also gives birth to blossoming radio stars like Cameron Gamble, who has practiced law since 1963. At WRBH, he found a fan base devoted to his soft Southern drawl. “People will come up to me — like the guy who used to cut my hair,” Gamble says. “I saw him at an art gallery, and he came over with his wife and started talking about how much he loved a book I read.” Gamble reads at the station for an hour during lunch. He just finished Stephen King’s 11/22/63 and Ernest J. Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying. He currently is reading Richard Ford’s Canada. “Doing those kinds of things not only gets me to read things maybe I haven’t read, or have read but didn’t appreciate,” he says, “It’s also fun to try and get into them, read them like you might think the author might read them.” As an experiment, program director Jackie Bullock assigned Gamble to read He’s Just Not That Into You, comedian Greg Behrendt’s 2004 book of advice to single women. “I did a lot of it, or tried to, in a female voice,” Gamble

Volunteer Shawn Holahans reads from selected TimesPicayune articles during the 7 a.m. live broadcast.

says. “I read Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory one year, and I remember crying at the end of that while I was reading. I’ve always found that it kind of reminds me I’m involved, and enjoying, if it moves me to cry, or to laugh, while doing it.” Bernadette D’Souza, who serves as New Orleans’ first family court judge at Civil District Court, is WRBH’s board president. She started reading The Times-Picayune and medical and health articles at the station in 1990 while she was in law school, lending her distinct eloquent accent to the airwaves. (D’Souza originally is from the Indian state Goa.) “I realized there was such a need, particularly for the print handicapped,” she says. “It’s providing such a service.” “Everybody has fond memories of being read to, or reading to their kids,” Gonzalez says. “It’s a nonthreatening way to volunteer. You don’t have to wield a hammer. It’s meditative, cerebral, to sit in the booth. It’s alone time.” Arroyo says she doesn’t know what she’d do without WRBH’s readers. “The readers go in rain, sleet or snow. No matter what, they show up, and they’re reading to people,” she says.


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PARADISE Levy says. Owner Greg Levy The wide (left) and his variety of items son Aaron Levy draws teachers are flanked by year after year, school supplies some of whom at Educator, a reunite with their teaching supply peers when they store that shop in August. opened in 1976. “We have one customer who flies from her home in South America every year,” Levy says. “She comes to the store and stocks up on supplies, and then flies back to South America to teach.” Sometimes people outside the teaching profession frequent Educator. “We get business from hotels so they can decorate their break rooms,” Levy says. Hollywood film industry professionals come in for set items. “They buy tables, or mats or chairs,” Levy says. “Anything they buy and use, they then donate to schools around the area.” Though new technologies have shifted the landscape of education, Levy says his business has kept abreast of the changes while staying true to the fundamentals. “Our offerings have blossomed over the years, but we still believe in the basic building blocks of education,” Levy says. “Making sure a child can read at their particular level, write and speak correctly by the time they leave the classroom is important to us.”

SHopping NEWS ThIbODEAux SchOOL Of MuSIc (2436 Valence St., 717-1076), which offers offer group classes for music theory and music therapy, holds its grand opening at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. To celebrate, there will be free classes Aug. 27 through Aug. 31. There are classes for children ages 1-6, and children 7 and older can take private lessons on all instruments. Contact Madeline Thibodeaux to reserve a spot.


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ight on the edge of Fat City, there’s an unlikely establishment specializing in supplies for teachers. The exterior of the Educator (3017 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 4545147; 1760 Stumpf Blvd., Terrytown, 367-8910) features a big yellow school bus to welcome teachers, parents and children. Inside the former carpet factory, owner Gary Levy helps his sons Greg and Aaron run the store. “Thirty-seven years ago my wife Jan and I started this store because there was a need for school supplies and teacher supplies,” says Levy, who despite being retired loves coming into the store every day, He and his wife opened Educator in 1976, and since then have added a second location on Edenborn Avenue. The store’s atmosphere resembles a classroom. Specialty rugs, tables and chairs, puzzles, chalkboards and posters line the front area and help children feel comfortable in the store. “The kids come in and see things from their own classroom,” Levy says, “and they identify with that.” Parents can find nap mats, crayons, pencils, markers, art supplies, books bags and notebooks for kids to bring to school. There are math, science, grammar, creative writing and English workbooks, grade books and classroom charts, motivational posters and bulletin board borders. These goods, as well as the laminating machine, help teachers customize their classrooms and cater to their students. “A successful teacher is going to select products that work for her,”


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Hot dogs get hotter

The iconic Lucky Dog is still the most famous wiener on the streets of New Orleans, but the success of Freret Street’s Dat Dog (5030 Freret St., 899-6883; has provided evidence that people here will queue up for something different. Now, new and aspiring restaurateurs are trying their own hand with hot dog joints combining New Orleans flavor and other options. In the French Quarter, Nasr Nance and Ahmad Shakir opened Dreamy Weenies (740 N. Rampart St., 8720157; in late July. Nance says their original inspiration came from a Food Network spot on hot dogs, and he says they were encouraged by seeing the crowds that regularly fill Dat Dog. “We knew we couldn’t just do hot dogs because New Orleans is so famous for its food,” Nance says. “But you ask someone about New Orleans hot dogs and they think Lucky Dogs. Well, we thought we could do something different from that.” Their menu has New Orleans flavor page 27

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southern Italian pizza meets locally harvested produce

A dedicated approach to Neapolitan pizza.


t seems the most familiar foods can invite the most debate — and offer the most potential for controversy. Pizza is one of them. We know pizza and we love it. We have particular expectations and opinions about it, and in some obsessive cases, we might even harbor strong convictions. That is how, with a short menu and just a handful of ingredients, Ancora Pizzeria and Salumeria has managed to create a stir since opening last summer. This is not your general purpose pizzeria. It doesn’t take phone orders (though now it is possible, if not especially encouraged, to order takeout from the bar). If pepperoni has ever made an appearance here, it must have been as a special. Rather, Ancora is passionately specific in its devotion to Neapolitan pizza — the manna of Naples, Italy — and just about everything revolves around the wood-burning oven in the corner of the open kitchen. These pizzas are small, the type one equates with a singleserve meal. They cook in about 90 seconds in the blazing hot oven, a process which in turn requires a minimalist attitude toward toppings. If toppings were allowed to get too profuse or zany, they wouldn’t cook right during the pizza’s short stay in the heat. Well-known local chef Adolfo Garcia is a partner in Ancora along with Jeff Talbot, a veteran of fine-dining kitchens who found his niche in making bread. His approach to pizza resembles that

Ancora serves a Neopolitanstyle bianca pizza.

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of an artisan baker, and the result makes Ancora worth accepting on its own terms despite any friction with your notion of a pizzeria. There were some issues when Ancora first opened, particularly a tendency for the outside ring of crust — or “cornicione,” in Neapolitan pizza parlance — to balloon excessively, pushing toppings and sauce to a soupy pit at the center. It seems Ancora has perfected its process now. The dough’s texture has a good tug and stretch to it, crisp but not cracker-stiff, with charred bubbles scattered like beauty marks. While the Neapolitan pizza principles and the fascinating (though pricey) southern Italian wines are imports, just about everything else is local. There’s a dedicated salumi-making workshop, and the kitchen has been putting market-fresh finds to beautiful use. One recent example was watermelon with olive oil, black pepper and intensely salty cured pork, in this case little pink bouquets of culatello. And if there is anything better than fresh chanterelles, it might be those same mushrooms glued to Ancora’s dough by pungent Taleggio cheese, roasted until their trumpet edges wilt. Dessert choices are biscotti to dip in your stovetop-brewed, percolator espresso or cherry-studded sourdough toast to smear with honey-drizzled mascarpone. An even better finale? A bracing nip of ice-cold grapefruitcello liqueur, another imported Italian tradition as welcome on a hot Louisiana night as a blast of air conditioning.

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This great value is one of the highly prized super Chilean blends emerging from producers in Colchagua Valley. It’s a well-balanced blend of 45 percent cabernet sauvignon, 25 percent carmenere and 15 percent each of cabernet franc and petit verdot. A portion of the wine was aged in previously used French oak barrels, and the rest remained in stainless steel. The full-bodied wine exudes concentrated aromas of black currants and cherry, violets, cedar and leathery notes. On the palate, taste black fruit flavors, plum, cassis, penetrating minerality, crisp acidity and well-integrated tannins. Decant an hour before serving. Drink it with beef kebabs, cured or smoked meats, barbecue, hearty tomato-based dishes, stews, lasagna, pizza, roast fowl and grilled meats. Buy it at: Rouses in Mid-City and Uptown, Bacchanal and Dorignac’s. Drink it at: Bacchanal.

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cheesesteaks in bywater

Finding a good Philly cheesesteak is not an easy proposition in this town, but things have improved lately. The local standard for comparison is the one served at Stein’s Deli & Market (2207 Magazine St., 527-0771;, though it’s only available on Tuesdays as a special. There’s a good example on the daily menu at Jims (3000 Royal St., 304-8224), which opened earlier this year inside Studio Inferno in the Bywater. And more recently, Jughead’s (801 Poland Ave., 304-5411; has started cooking steak sandwiches. Jughead’s is in the stout cinderblock building that formerly housed The Joint, which moved to bigger digs (701 Mazant



ichael Sichel trained and worked in restaurants in France, California and his native New York before coming to New Orleans in 2005. Initially he was the chef at Indigo, but that promising Mid-City restaurant never reopened after Hurricane Katrina. In the years since, he worked at 7 on Fulton, the Grill Room and other local dining venues before he became executive chef at Galatoire’s Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 525-2021; last fall. Earlier this month, Sichel and chef John Folse of Restaurant R’evolution traveled to London to cook for U.S. Olympic athletes and their families in a BP-sponsored trip intended to promote Gulf seafood. Sichel, Folse and six other regional chefs used Gulf seafood at the London events. What did you take away from your experience cooking at the Olympics? Sichel: The assembly of athletes was amazing. Here are people who carry a nation on their shoulders when they’re there, and for them to be so grateful to us for coming and serving them was just kind of shocking, you know? That’s just what we do in the hospitality industry, but here are these Olympic athletes doing what they do, and they made us feel like we were giving them this great gift. We came out of there feeling like we rocked it. Gold medals everywhere. Happy people. Galatoire’s is famous for keeping its traditional menu the same generation after generation. What’s that like for a chef coming from a more contemporary culinary background? S: I know people are skeptical, saying, “How’s Michael going to fit in there?” I fit in because it feels like home to me. I’m pleasing my customers because of my efforts. It’s a celebration here, and there’s an incredible spirit. Galatorie’s is traditional, and it’s unique because of that tradition. Everyone is doing something different now and trying to be unique. I’m happy to do what we do and stand out by doing that well. It sounds like you’ve found a different sort of satisfaction there. S: No matter where I’m at, people come up to me and tell me their stories about Galatoire’s. It’s great to be associated with such an epic restaurant that people relate to like that. — IAN MCNULTY

St., 949-3232; a few blocks away. Jughead’s menu is short and simple: cheesesteaks, a chicken sandwich done in the same style, BLTs with or without chicken, a vegetable sandwich and Caesar salads with steak or chicken. Sandwiches are made with crusty banh mi-style loaves. The cheesesteak I tried was loaded with chopped cloves of griddle-hot garlic and melted provolone bound the onions, peppers and mushrooms to slices of rib-eye. Jughead’s is the first restaurant from John Delamater and Lisa Rahon. Delamater is a carpenter, and he personally renovated the space. The interior has been redone, but more significantly, the back courtyard, where The Joint had its massive smoker, now features a covered patio with a bar and a large TV. Jughead’s serves lunch and dinner daily.

burger throwdown

New burger joints have been opening around town so fast it can be hard to keep up. A new event will gather eight of them under one roof to offer slidersize samples of their burgers and ask

customers to pick the best, all while benefiting an important cause. The event is called Burgers, Bourbon & Beer and it’s a fundraiser for the local Second Harvest Food Bank ( Burger contestants include Bourbon House, Cheeseburger Eddie’s, Company Burger, Cowbell, Phil’s Grill, Straight Stick Ranch Burger Co. (the burger shack at Rock ’N’ Bowl), Sylvain and Tru Burger. Of those participants, only Bourbon House and Phil’s Grill have been around for more than two years. The restaurants will compete for top honors including “Best Burger,” determined by a panel of judges, and a “People’s Choice” award chosen by attendees. Beverage distributor Glazer’s will supply a variety of drinks and La Divina Gelateria will provide dessert. Burgers, Bourbon & Beer is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at Generations Hall (310 Andrew Higgins Drive; Tickets are $35 purchased online in advance ( If still available, tickets will be $45 at the door.

FIVE placEs FOr blackEnEd FIsh

Brigtsen’s Restaurant 723 Dante St., 861-7610 Blackened tuna with smoked corn sauce is one of chef Frank Brigtsen’s classics.

GW Fins 808 Bienville St., 581-3467 The fish varies but the technique is always dead on.

Harbor Seafood 3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454 Alligator, calamari and finfish are all served blackened.

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen 416 Chartres St., 596-2530 Where the blackened seafood craze first took wing.

Two Tony’s Restaurant 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., 282-0801 Order the entire seafood platter blackened instead of fried.




Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “And our last word in business takes us to Sin City, where you can now order a Grand Slam breakfast, a stiff drink and a marriage certificate. Okay, maybe not in that order. Denny’s is opening a flagship restaurant in downtown Las Vegas, 6,400 square feet, including a full bar and a wedding chapel. Of course, it will be open 24/7.” — NPR host Renee Montagne speaking on a recent segment of Morning Edition. The new Denny’s on the Las Vegas strip also will feature a photo booth for wedding couples and nuptial packages that include wedding cakes made from fried balls of pancake batter.

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but also kosher, halal and vegan options and a kitchen that promises not to cook your veggie dog on the same grill as meat products. Nance says the shop’s motto, “All three in one spot, no mixing pots,” is their pledge to respect kosher, halal and vegan choices. “We know most people don’t care about that, they just want a good meal,” Nance says. “But for the people who do care it’s important, so here we’re looking out for everyone. Anyone can find something good here.” The kitchen is not officially kosher or halal, but Nance says Dreamy Weenies sources its meats from approved kosher and halal suppliers. Meatless options include a “falafel weenie” and a beanbased link called the Garden District, both of which are vegan. Toppings run from the standard ballpark condiments to curry sauce, a Creole trinity of onion, bell peppers and celery and labneh, the Middle Eastern yogurt cheese. It also has corn dogs, waffle fries and sides including grits, hummus, and vegan red beans and rice. Dreamy Weenies serves lunch and dinner daily. In the Lower Garden District, Ericka Lassair is preparing to open her own New Orleans-style hot dog emporium called Diva Dawg (1906 Magazine St., 5334825; With inspections and final details pending, she’s aiming to open in early September. Lassair says Vaucresson’s Sausage Co. (www.vaucressonsausage. com), the vaunted New Orleans sausage maker and longtime New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival vendor, is supplying an all-beef wiener for the restaurant’s signature Diva Dawg. Her idea is to dress her dogs with New Orleans’ favorite foods, like red beans, fried chicken, crawfish etouffee and even a barbecue shrimp sauce. Diva Dawg will offer conventional options, but Lassair also wants to work in even more elaborate numbers. “I want to do a foie gras dog, a Kobe (beef) dog and maybe a mac-and-cheese dog,” she says.




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2012 Annual




you are where you eat

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

AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www. — The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. 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. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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 and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made 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. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch

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. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. 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, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq. com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., 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. The chochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 4887357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach

burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; 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 FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin. Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised 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 range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola. com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $





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O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 461-9840; www. — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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OuT to EAT 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 served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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Seafood Muffeletas, Italian Meatballs, Veal Marsala, Mirliton Casserole, Fettucine Alfredo, Grilled Chicken or Grilled Shrimp Salad, Gumbo & more! new Banquet room availaBle 3939 Veterans • 885-3416 (between Cleary Ave & Clearview) Mon-Tues 11-3 • Wed-Thurs 11-7:30 Fri 11-8:30 • Sat 11-8:00

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

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


5725 Magazine Street (corner of Nashville)

504.302.1455 • Ample Parking

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. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

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

GOURMET TO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 2620750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www. — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 8949797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries

OuT to EAT and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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 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; www. — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE ChIbA — 8312 Oak St., 8269119; — Chiba puts creative local touches

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. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ WASAbI SUShI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www. — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITChEN — 416 Chartres St., 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., 488-1000; — 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

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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. $$$

on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$


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Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11am-3pm • Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm (504) 309-3570 •


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 CaliforniaMexican 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, latenight 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. $$ GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — 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. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — 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 pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 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.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 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

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platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys 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. $

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — 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. $$

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., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — 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., 322-2446; — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — Citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — 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.chophousenola. com — 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. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks. com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$


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THAI SUKHO THAI — 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; 1913 Royal St., 948-9309; — Whole deep-fried redfish is topped with fried shrimp and scallops and served with vegetables and threeflavored chili sauce. Pineapple seafood curry includes either shrimp or a seafood combination in spicy red coconut curry with crushed pineapple, bell pepper, broccoli, zucchini and sweet basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266;— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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. $

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A Mighty Rewind Harry Shearer releases a new album. By Will Coviello


new album, and this time Shearer has chosen the band name Young White Coconuts (from a sign he saw in Whole Foods Market). With the exception of “Autumn,” all the songs on Can’t Take a Hint are humorous. Most of them concern politics, and a few mock musical conventions. “Your Thing” is about bad pop songs, and it includes a rap from Shearer. “It’s a song about how dumb a pop song can be and still exist,” he says. “Just repeat the same thing and have a two-note melody. Simplicity and repetition. And did I mention the simplicity and repetition?” Some of the material may seem familiar. Shearer originally wrote “Joe the Plumber” during the 2008 presidential election, when Samuel Wurzelbacher (aka “Joe the Plumber”) became a conservative spokesman and figure. When Wurzelbacher announced his current run for Congress, Shearer updated the tune. There’s also a song (“Bridge to Nowhere”) about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin quitting in the middle of her term. And “Touch My Junk” is a country song about TSA airport screeners getting too close for comfort. Shearer has released five previous comedy albums, the last four on his own label, Courgette, and two were nominated for Grammys. The Spinal Tap album Back from the Dead (2009), which included original songs from the movie and other material, also was nominated for a Grammy. Long before Shearer broke into acting or comedy, his parents sent him to piano lessons, beginning at age 4. His teacher forced him to read music instead of playing by ear, and the lessons continued on and off for years. In his late teens, Shearer picked up a bass guitar and started playing along

to records and the radio. Harry Shearer lends his The first band Shearer joined musical gifts to humor was Spinal Tap, which was created and parody. for a sketch on an ABC TV show in 1979. From that, Rob Reiner and bandmates Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel) and Shearer worked up the idea for the 1984 mockumentary/rockumentary. The three bandmates created their second band, the Folksmen, in 1984 for a Saturday Night Live sketch. It wasn’t until 2003 that they made the folk music mockumentary A Mighty Wind. Originally, the Folksmen played gigs to see if they could pass and eventually were invited to conferences. “The Folksmen weren’t going for laughs,” Shearer says. “We figured they’d hear the music and think, ‘I don’t remember them.’ But they’d be tapping their toes. That’s the reception we got.”

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ans of This is Spinal Tap know Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) has musical chops. He’s not just a comedian, voice of many characters from The Simpsons, host of the syndicated radio program Le Show and documentary filmmaker (The Big Uneasy). He’s received several Grammy nominations for previous albums — but all in the comedy category. Shearer’s latest album, Can’t Take a Hint, set for release Aug. 27, also is a comedy album, but Shearer has done more on the music side than ever before. “Before I was busy just singing,” Shearer says. “I figured that when I was singing, everybody else had to be so much better than me.” He still has a great lineup of musicians on Can’t Take a Hint, but in addition to singing some tunes, he plays bass on many. On what may be described as the record’s only viable single, “Autumn in New Orleans,” he sits back and lets Dr. John handle the vocals. The track also features trumpeter Nicholas Payton, drummer Herlin Riley, bassist Roland Guerin, and Shearer, who wrote all the album’s lyrics. “I have always been a fan of Hoagy Carmichael, and he had written a couple of wonderful New Orleans songs.” Shearer says. “I scanned around and there were a couple of autumn songs, but no one had written this one. So I thought I’ll make my move now. I am hoping WWOZ plays it.” David Torkanowsky and John Fischbach recorded it at Piety Street Recording. If that’s any indication of how serious Shearer was, the rest of the liner notes bear out his commitment. The band Fountains of Wayne perform on several songs and there are appearances by Tommy Malone, British jazz singer Jamie Cullum, bassist Danny Thompson and soul singer Alice Russell, as well as Shearer’s wife, singer Judith Owen. The album also heavily features pianist (and Tulane University alum) Charlie Wood, guitarist/composer Bruce Gaitsch and C.J. Vanston (a professional musician who also has backed Spinal Tap). Shearer released Songs of the Bushmen in 2008, and the collection of comic tributes to various George W. Bush administration officials drew a Grammy nomination. Shearer toured briefly with a hand-picked band of ringers called the High-Value Detainees, which included noted session musician Leland Bruce “Lee” Sklar (who has worked with James Taylor), Vanston and Gaitsch. He may recruit the same trio to play promotional shows for the


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TUeSday 21 Banks Street Bar — exit 32, 9 Blue Nile — paint feat. marcus brown, Doug garrison & nathan J. weidenhaft, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Chris mule, 8 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — leah rucker, 9:30 Evangeline II — matt Johnson & Co. Jazz trio, 10 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30

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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — love sessions feat. irvin mayfield & Kermit ruffins, 8


Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; Joe bennett, 6:30 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; pocket monster, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — tom Henehan, 9; mark fernandez, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10

Blue Nile — mike paille, brandon brunious, Dr. Jimbo walsh, James williams, 8; gravity a, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — ben De la Cour, 7 Cafe Istanbul — Claude bryant & the allstars, 9 Candlelight Lounge — treme brass band, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8 Circle Bar — Jim o., 6; geraniums, 10 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — walter wolfman washington & the roadmasters, 10

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — beth patterson, 3; Captain leo, 6:30

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Jerry embree, 8:30

Kerry Irish Pub — andre bouvier & suzy leger, 9

Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 8

The Maison — those peaches, 5; David mahoney, 7; ashton Hines & the big easy brawlers, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — John Jedlan, 4:30 Vaso — michael liuzza & Cafe au lait, 5; eric gordon’s lazy boys, 8; street legendz brass band, 11

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — patrick Cooper, 8; Clyde albert, 9; rosalind Davis, 10 Oak — Cristina perez, 9

THURSday 23

One Eyed Jacks — Doug stanhope, 7

AllWays Lounge — nasimiyu, 10 Bacchanal — Courtyard Kings, 7 Banks Street Bar — isla nola, 9 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — adam rogers’ ragtime, 8

Preservation Hall — new birth brass band feat. tanio Hingle, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rivershack Tavern — big easy playboys, 8 Rock ’N’ Bowl — step rideau, 8:30 Saturn Bar — alex mcmurray, 10

Cafe Istanbul — michaela Harrison, 8

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Kim prevost & bill solley Quintet, 8 & 10

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

Carrollton Station — lenny Zenith, Krewe de guza, 9

Spotted Cat — sarah mcCoy, 4; miss sophie lee, 6; Jumbo shrimp, 10

Hi-Ho Lounge — mastablasta, 10

Chickie Wah Wah — michael pearce, 5:30; the tangle, 8

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — alex bosworth, 9:30

House of Blues — micah mcKee, 7; willie nelson, Drake white, 8 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — abney effect, 8

Circle Bar — bob andrews & friends, 6; leopold & His fiction, michael girardot’s macrofuns, 10 Columns Hotel — fredy omar, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — love sessions feat. irvin mayfield & Kermit ruffins, 8

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; brint anderson, 6:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — ricky sebastian, 9:30

d.b.a. — Dave Jordan, 10

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


United Bakery — rational animals, microshares, ss boombox, Curved Dog, 7

Maple Leaf Bar — tanglers bluegrass band, 10

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Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — lynn magnuson, 9

Howlin’ Wolf — no/aiDs task force walk Your brass off feat. the Honorable south, Hot 8 brass band, Crescent City Derby Devils and others, 8

Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 10

Old U.S. Mint — meghan swartz, noon

Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

One Eyed Jacks — gruff rhys, archanimals, 9

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Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — alabama slim blues review, 6; blues Jam feat. the 30 x 90 blues women, 9:30

Old Point Bar — Dana abbott Duet, 8

Kerry Irish Pub — beth patterson, 9


Maple Leaf Bar — the trio, 10

Victory — sombras brilhantes, 8

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


feat. irvin mayfield & Kermit ruffins, 8

The Maison — brent walsh, 6; Upstarts, 9

Hi-Ho Lounge — stooges brass band, 10

St. Roch Tavern — J.D. Hill & the Jammers, 8:30 Swizzle Stick Bar — John Jedlan, 4:30 Vaso — black Dragons band, 6; Zena moses & the rue fiya all-stars, 9:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit ruffins & the barbecue swingers, 8:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 6

FRIday 24 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — wringer, i’m fine, secret smoker, 7 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — anais st. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Y la bamba, 11

mike Dillon band, 10; new orleans nightcrawlers, 11

Buffa’s Lounge — Honeypots, 8 Cafe Istanbul — Ubuntu CD release, 8 & 10 Carrollton Station — sammy Cusimano, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — pfister sisters, 5:30; Jericho road show feat. alvin Youngblood Hart, 8 Circle Bar — norbert slama, 6; Kishi bashi, last bison, 10 Columns Hotel — alex bachari trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — shotgun Jazz band, 6; good enough for good times, 10 DMac’s — major bacon, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — eric traub trio, 10 Dragon’s Den — Dummy Dumpster, supercrush, bummer City, nick name & the Valmonts, 10 Evangeline II — troy turner, 10 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Grand Isle Restaurant — eliana D’ennis, 6:30 Green Room — todd lemoine & friends, 10 Hi-Ho Lounge — Corey Henry & treme sextet, 10 Hotel Mazarin — Jerry Christopher, 4:30 House of Blues Voodoo Garden — sasha masakowski Duo, 5 Howlin’ Wolf Den — alexis & the samurai, imagineiam, england in 1819, 8 The Inn on Bourbon — Desantis Duo, 6 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — mem shannon, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — love sessions feat. irvin mayfield & Kermit ruffins, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — truman Holland, 5; Joe bennett, 8 JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon — les getrex, 7:30

Banks Street Bar — nola Deep project, 9

Kerry Irish Pub — aine o’Doherty, 5; Hurricane refugees, 9

Bayou Beer Garden — angelina, 9

Landlubbers Pub & Club — mo’ Jelly band, 8

The Inn on Bourbon — Desantis Duo, 6

Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

Le Bon Temps Roule — bill malchow, 7

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — love sessions

Blue Nile — Kermit ruffins & the barbecue swingers, 7;

The Maison — those peaches, 5; ingrid lucia, 7;


Who is Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys? No one, not least Rhys, seems to know for sure. Selfperpetrator of one of the music world’s most fascinating ongoing identity crises, Wales’ hammiest ambassador views each new release as a shot at artistic reinvention. Depending on where you dip your toe, his tiny-icon Super Furry Animals have passed themselves off as techno ravers, punk thrashers, prog distorters and pop dispensers. Dive into a solo record, and you may get whacked-out, native-tongue non sequiturs (Yr Atal Genhedlaeth) or whittleddown, sweetheart treats (Candylion). As Neon Neon, Rhys and producer Boom Bip Gruff Rhys used a flux capacitor and a grab bag AUG 10 p.m. Wednesday of guests (Fabrizio Moretti, Spank Rock, Cate Le Bon) to pay a “bonOne eyed Jacks kers disco” homage to retro-futurist 615 Toulouse St. automaker John DeLorean (Stainless Style). And yes, that’s Rhys, alongside 569-8361 De La Soul, out-Damon-Albarning the Gorillaz frontman on Plastic Beach centerpiece “Superfast Jellyfish.” Last year’s radiant Hotel Shampoo (Ovni) segues from Bacharach-and-David looks of love (“Shark Ridden Waters”) to baroque, spring-loaded odes to joy (“Honey All Over”) without missing a beat. But what else is new? ArchAnimals opens. Tickets $10. — NOAH BONApARTe pAiS


Maple Leaf Bar — Mia Borders, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Tiki Troubadour, 4; Freddy Omar con su Banda, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Mike True, 9; Sydney Beaumont, 10 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Kenny Triche Band, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — earphunk, Mad Conductor, M@ peoples, 9 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Renaissance Pere Marquette — Joe Krown & Jim Markway, 5:30 Rivershack Tavern — ponchatrain Wrecks, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 9:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro —

ellis Marsalis Trio, 8 & 10

Spotted Cat — Ben polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — Kirk Branch, 4:30 Tipitina’s — Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Naughty professor, 10 Vaso — Big Fun Brass Band, 5; Refried Confusion Band, 9; 21st Century Brass Band, midnight Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon powell Trio, 5

SAtURdAy 25 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 AllWays Lounge — Krewe of Goddesses fundraiser feat. Unnaturals, 9 Ampersand — Krewella, Beverly Skillz, 10 Banks Street Bar — Mastablasta, 10

Bayou Beer Garden — Treblemakers, 9 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Remedy Krewe, 10; Bonerama, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Carrollton Station — Coyotes, Sports & Leisure, Gold & the Rush, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Blue Mountain, 10 Circle Bar — Tsunamis, Bills, Wild Ones, 10 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Dry Dock Cafe — Some Like it Hot!, 7 Evangeline II — Norco Lapalco, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

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Stiff Neck Fools, 10; Lagniappe Brass Band, midnight

Green Room — Jayroc, 10 page 38


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Hermes Bar — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30

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Hi-Ho Lounge — Vagabond Swing, 10

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Howlin’ Wolf Den — Crizmatik, Dragon, Soulful Sounds, Black Energy, 9


The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6

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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Don Vappie, 8; Deja Vu Brass Band, midnight Kerry Irish Pub — Mark Hessler, 5; Cajun Grass, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Voodoo Blues Krewe, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Country Fried, 11 The Maison — T’Canaille & Wazozo, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Brass-A-Holics, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Carolyn Broussard & Company, 12:30; Kenny Triche, 4; Beth Patterson, 7:30


Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dan Rivers, 8; Badura, 9; Mario Ortiz, 10 Oak — Andrew Duhon, 9 Old Point Bar — Jeb Rault Band, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Jesse McBride, 2

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One Eyed Jacks — Sun Hotel, Twin Killers, Donovan Wolfington, KG Accidental, 9


Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Swing Kings feat. Will Smith, 8

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d.b.a. — Watson’s Theory feat. Travis Hill, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tyler’s Revisited feat. Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8

House of Blues (Parish) — Ours, 9

Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, noon Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy Restaurant & Bar — Kermit Ruffins, 6 Kerry Irish Pub — Irish Session, 5; Beth Patterson, 8 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. The Maison — Dave Easley, 5; Brad Walker, 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, 8:30 National World War II Museum — Victory Six and the winner of Stage Door Idol, 2

Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Love Moments feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Brint Anderson, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Paul Tobin, 8 The Maison — Chicken Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; Super Jam feat. Gene’s Music Machine, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Meghan Stewart Quartet, 6; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9; Genial Orleanians, 10 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Jazz Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

Vaso — Street Legendz Brass Band, 5; Pinettes Brass Band, 10; Pocket Aces Brass Band, midnight


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Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Love Moments feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, 8

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m.

Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

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House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Ken Swartz & the Palace of Sin, 3

Bootleggers Bar and Grille — Patrick Cooper, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Wess Anderson Quintet, 8 & 10

Tipitina’s — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Dixie Menthol Kings, 10

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Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10

Old Point Bar — Picked Clean, 9:30

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d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Washboard Rodeo, 10

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Rock ’N’ Bowl — The Yat Pack, 9:30

Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart & the Reboppers, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 10

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Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Purple, Firebug, 10

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Lightning Bolt, Cloud Rat, Thou, 2 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; To Be Continued Brass Band, 10

Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2

Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Matt Lemmler, 8 & 10

Vaso — Claude Bryant & the Allstar Reggae Band, 6; Terry Gibson Jr. & the Moments of Truth, 10

Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10 Tipitina’s — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6 Vaso — Magnitude Band, 7; Street Legendz Brass Band, 10; Mario’s Jam Session, 1 a.m.

MoNDAY 27 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — N’awlins

clASSicAl/coNcertS The Norwegian Church in New Orleans — 1772 Prytania St., 525-3602 — Sun: Lionel Ferbos, 1:30 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas 6; Sun: David Bode & Jesse Reeks, 5

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8pm 8/26 Tyler’s

Revisited featuring Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth


8pm 8/27 Gerald French & the

Original Tuxedo Jazz Band


FRIDAYS 5pm The Professor Piano Series featuring 8/31 Joe Krown


8pm 8/28 Calvin Johnson Quintet


Kipori Woods 8/29 Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson



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Roman Skakun 8/30 The James Rivers Movement


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Burlesque Ballroom featuring

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Midnight 8/25 Brass

Band Jam


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NOBA presents



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NOw ShOwING THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (PG-13) — a teenage spider-man (andrew garfield) tries to sort out his identity, his feelings for his first crush (emma stone) and discover the reason for his parents’ disappearance. Hollywood 9

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BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG-13) — in the epic fable shot and set in louisiana, fantasy and reality collide for a young girl living in a remote Delta community after her father falls ill. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand

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October 20, 8 p.m. – Mahalia Jackson Theater

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THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG13) — wes anderson’s latest concerns a peaceful island community that falls into chaos when two love-struck 12-yearolds run away. Canal Place PARANORMAN (PG) — in the animated film, a boy with the ability to speak to the dead must stop a centuries-old witch’s curse on his town. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SPARKLE (PG-13) — whitney Houston, in the last role before her death, plays the mother of an ambitious girl group during the height of motown. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13) — a miami dance crew turns their performances into protest art when a rich businessman’s plans threaten to displace the people of their historic neighborhood. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 TED (R) — seth macfarlane directs the comedy about a man (mark wahlberg) who, as a child, wished for his teddy bear to come to life — and 30 years later, the foul-mouthed bear is still his companion, much to the chagrin of the man’s girlfriend (mila Kunis). AMC Palace 10, Hollywood 9 TOTAL RECALL (PG-13) — in the remake of the 1990 sci-fi film, a man (Colin farrell) seeks out the services of a company that erases clients’ memories to get rid of his nightmares — but then secrets come to life that make him a hunted man. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE WATCH (R) — a neighborhood watch group (ben stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and richard ayoade) that mostly goofs off is forced to take their jobs more seriously. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20 ULTIMATE WAVE TAHITI (NR) — world surfing champion Kelly slater, tahitian surfer raimana Van bastolaer and others seek out the best waves breaking on the reef at tahiti’s famed surf site teahupo’o. Entergy IMAX

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DOWN THE RHODES: THE FENDER RHODES STORY (NR) — The documentary about the pioneering electric piano features interviews with Herbie Hancock, Vince Wilburn Jr., Lalah Hathaway and others. The screening is part of the Musically Speaking film series curated by DJ Soul Sister. Email or visit www. for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. Monday, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; KLOWN (NR) — Based on the popular six-season television show of the same name, the raunchy comedy follows two friends on a debauched romp through the Danish countryside. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. MY LOUISIANA LOVE (NR) — A woman returns to Southeast Louisiana and has to overcome the loss of her Houma Indian family’s way of

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life due to longtime environmental degradation. Film producer and writer Monique Verdin presents a Q&A after the screening. 2 p.m. Saturday, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org NOBODY ELSE BUT YOU (NR) — Gerald HustacheMathieu’s offbeat French thriller follows a crime novelist who becomes obsessed with the death of a small-town model who believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. NUIT #1 (NR) — In the Canadian drama, a couple has a day of intimate conversation after an erotic night together. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 9:15 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha

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OPENING THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www. — Works by Martin Benson, through Sept. 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

GALLERIES ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; — “Secrets of the Deep,” works by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), through Sept. 3. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. — Works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham and John Whipple, ongoing.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “Love Heals,” paintings by Holton Rower; “Quiver,” glassworks and mixed media by Rob Wynne; “Altogether Elsewear,” video by John Pilson; all through Sept. 15. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Stripped,” works by John Davis; “MINE,” works by McCabe Hense, through Sept. 1. 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 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others;

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CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; — “Dream Documents,” works by Raine Bedsole, through Sept. 28. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — Group exhibit featuring Nell Tilton, Jere Allen and Doug Sweet, through August. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “Face to Face,” paintings by Scott Hebert, through Saturday. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Mystique, The Brilliance,” mixed-media portraits by Chic Connell, through Sept. 27. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032; www. — “Cold Drink,” the gallery’s annual printmaking invitational, through Sunday. FOUNDATION FINE ART GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 568-0955; — “All Alive and Close Enough to Touch,” prints by Rob Stephens, through Nov. 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Works by Brooke Pickett, Lee Deigaard, Ingrid Ludt and Jennifer Moynihan, through Sept. 2. GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, THE RINK. 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase II,” a group exhibit by gallery artists, through Sept. 23. HALL OF FRAME GALLERY. 5312 Canal Blvd., 488-8560; — Acrylic and watercolor works by Jan Wilken, through Oct. 31.

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; — “V’allumer!” oil paintings by Chuck Broussard, through August. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — “St. Claude,” a group exhibit featuring Angela Berry, Hannah Chalew, Kiernan Dunn and others; “Omissions,” paintings, gouache and watercolors by Stephen Hoskins; both through Saturday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered,” sculpture and drawings by John Donovan, through Sept. 29. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; — “Infinite Flux,” oil paintings by Batya F. Kuncman, through Sept. 29.


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MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 5580505; www.michalopoulos. com — Paintings and other works by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “Peinture et Verre,” paintings of glass sculptures from the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, through September.

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ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Elsie Semmes, mosaics by Christine Ledoux, jewelry by Belle Bijoux and works Joshua Windham, through August. — Mixed media and jewelry by Anna Laura Quinn, through Sept. 4.

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artLIStINGS “Linens and Libations,” paintings and sculpture by Elaine Gleason, Eddie Granger and Christina Gracim, through Sept. 26.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; — “transcendence,” works on canvas by Luc Leestemaker, through August. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; — Annual exhibit of beaded bustiers designed by the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures, through August. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; — “Otherness and American Values,” prints by Katrina Andry, through Sept. 2. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Enduring Legacies: Seven Black Artists,” a group exhibit of works on paper and canvas, through August. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; www. — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Rejoin,” a group exhibit of work by University of New Orleans Department of Fine Arts faculty, through Sept. 1.

SParE SPaCES EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY. 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — “Becoming Louisiana: Path to Statehood,” a traveling exhibit commemorating 200 years of Louisiana statehood, through Sunday.

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BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES. the nationwide art competition gives regional winners the chance to exhibit at Art Basel Miami, and the overall winner will exhibit at his or her own gallery show in New York. Local gallery L’Entrepot also will host shows featuring submitted works. Visit for details. Submissions deadline is Friday. FRINGE FESTIVAL YARD ART TOUR. Byrdie’s Gallery, 2422-A St. Claude Ave., — Submissions are needed for the fest’s neighborhood walking tour. Art must be visible from the street or accessible to pedestrians in the Marigny, St. Roch, St. Claude or Bywater areas, maintained through the Fringe Festival, installed with permission of the property owner, and free to visit. Email or visit www. for details. Submissions deadline is Oct. 15. LOUISIANA HOME GROWN HARVEST MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. the inaugural festival, held Sept. 21-23, seeks arts and crafts vendors. Email homegrownfestnola@ or visit for details.

muSEumS HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013.


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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. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “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.

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.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; — “Louisiana Contemporary,” a juried exhibition of contemporary Louisiana art; “New Southern Photography”; Louisiana photographs from the museum’s permanent collection; “Historic Louisiana Landscapes and Portraits”; works by H. Cole Wiley and Lin Emery; all through Sept. 23. Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall,

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. — “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. “Tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. — “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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3X3: THE ONE ACTS. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 4881460; — Southern Rep’s showcase features three one-act plays by Jared Gore, Brian Sands and Paul Werner as part of its new play program. Visit for details. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Monday, then nightly through Aug. 29.

SYLVIA. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 2988676; — In A.R. Gurney’s play, tension arises between a couple after adopting a dog. Ticket sales benefit Animal Helper. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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THE BEACH BUDDIES. Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — The revue paying tribute to the Beach Boys includes “I Get Around,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “California Girls” and other hits. Tickets $25. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.


FUNKY TIMES AT THE BLUE DOOR SHACK. Nunez Community College Theater, 3700 Fenelon St., Chalmette, 2786200; — The debut performance from InterAct NOLA, a theater troupe of performers with disabilities, is a series of short skits interspersed with musical numbers centering around a mysterious cabaret. Call 897-0134 for reservations. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Friday. THE GLASS MENDACITY. Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; — John “Spud” McConnell, Becky Allen and others star in the Tennessee Williams parody. Call 259-9888 for reservations. Tickets $15. 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesday through Aug. 29. MICHELANGELO’S MODELS. Rivertown Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — Clove Productions presents Robert Patrick’s play, in which Michelangelo’s most famous figures congregate for the artist’s birthday celebration. Tickets $12 in advance online, $15 at the door, “pay what you can” Thursday. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, 7 p.m. Sunday through August. SPUD & MO PRESENT: THE BICKERSONS. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; — Husband and wife

VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; — 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. Wednesday 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 www.waitingaroundthemusical. com for reservations. Tickets $20. 8 p.m. Monday through Sept. 24.

BURLeSQUe & CaBaReT BOOBS & GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. — The Chicago-based Gorilla Tango Theatre brings its burlesque romp through the Mario Bros. video games to New Orleans. Call (866) 326-9740 or visit for reservations. Tickets $15. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — 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.

Harrah’s Casino bills its flashy variety show as Paris-themed, but it’s more Paris meets the parish. The Eiffel Tower is projected on a large screen as a backdrop for an opening number by a troupe of dancers wearing abbreviated rhinestone-covered outfits and long, frilly orange boa-like collars. But the host of the show is local comedian Jodi Borello, and there’s no mistaking her yatty accent and local pride. The 75-minute show also features some crossbow shooting stunts and an illusionist. Borello fans may recognize some of her material. On the night I attended, she joked about her daughter turning 17, which means she has to be introduced to things, like her father. And when her daughter asked if she was adopted, Borello said she was quick to say she wasn’t: “No. We tried to adopt. But the agency said we weren’t fit parents.” Borello also offered a lot of shout-outs to local subjects and sometimes used local color to entertain tourists in the crowd. She explained that the West Bank and Northshore confound locals and keep them from being able to give normal compass-point directions. Jokes about Nash Roberts’ uncanny hurricane-forecasting abilities were a total loss for a front-row couple from Baltimore. Interspersed between more dance numbers and Borello’s stand-up interludes were Ben Blaque and illusionist Rob Lake. Le Royal Rouge Show THRu Blaque is an America’s Got Talent alum, and he performs feats OCT of marksmanship with a crossbow. Dressed in black, he and 8 p.m. daily his assistant struck a Goth look as industrial music pumped Harrah’s New Orleans, over the sound system. He took aim at various items (balloons, Harrah’s Theatre playing cards, roses) held by his assistant before moving on to trickier shots performed blindfolded and multiple-shot sequences. 8 Canal St. With his soft voice and delivery and untucked plaid flannel shirt, 533-6600 Lake’s slacker vibe seemed unconventional for an illusionist. One wondered if he was embarking on a parody of a magic act when he started off by making an egg, lemon and grapefruit disappear from under blue handkerchiefs, but he tied the series together and exceeded the expectations set up by his offbeat demeanor. He developed a humorous and solid rapport with the audience, however, and two of his more involved disappearing acts — himself into a cabinet and an assistant into an “origami” box folded ever smaller and run through with a samurai sword (pictured) — were very impressive. The dance numbers were polished even if they didn’t seem particularly adventurous in concept, like “Big Spender,” which was performed in front of the word “casino” in big bright lights on the backdrop. The original version of “Lady Marmalade” is sexier and more sultry than the remixed version used in the show, and the piece didn’t feel updated, suggesting that if you’re going to focus on well-known and popular material, it’s best to go with the original. Given the Parisian theme, it was no surprise the evening ended with a cancan finale, which is a fitting conclusion for a show full of familiar but fun entertainment. — WILL COVIELLO


BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — The burlesque troupe performs. Tickets $31 general admission, $61 VIP seating (includes fees). 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. LE ROYAL ROUGE SHOW. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 5336600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Comedian Jodi Borrello hosts the Parisian-style show of cancan dancing and variety acts. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 28. RICKY GRAHAM & BECKY ALLEN. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. — The duo, along with Jefferson Turner, recreates songs and sketches from previous shows. Tickets $26. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.


Theater, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., 598-3800; www. — Young actors from NORD’s Crescent City Lights Youth Theater perform the musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Ugly Duckling. Tickets $15. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

aUDITIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; www. — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit for details. 7 p.m. Monday. JPAS THEATRE KIDS! COMPETITION TEAM. Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 8852000; — JPAS seeks singers and dancers in grades 3-8 to compete at the

2013 iTheatrics Musical Theatre Festival. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 885-2000 ext. 211 for details. Saturday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; — The men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 8652074; www.montage.loyno. edu — The principal chorus of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra holds auditions for its 2012-2013 season. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 525-2111, email admin@ or visit for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 28.

COMeDY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn, 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., 5229653; — 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; www. — 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; www. — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturdays. DOUG STANHOPE. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; — the stand-up comedian known for his abrasive style performs. tickets $21.69 (includes fees). 7 p.m. thursday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the weekly stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m . Friday. JOAN RIVERS. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; — the irreverent comedian, television personality and author performs. tickets $45 in advance, $55 at the door. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. tuesday.

THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. MIKE STRECKER. Knights of Columbus Hall, 6254 Vicksburg St., 486-9819 — the comedian’s show benefits women facing crisis pregnancies. Call 390-1377 for details. tickets $15. 8 p.m. Saturday. MEC_JE_gambit.pdf

THE REAL @CHRISTREW SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. — the comedian presents a variety show. tickets $5. Midnight. Saturday. 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.; — the improv comedy troupe presents improv, sketch comedy, videos and guest performers. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.











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THURSDAY 23 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — the

ogden offers art activities for kids during weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m


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. DINNER ET COCKTAILS. Cafe Degas, 3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; — the restaurant hosts a special four-course dinner accompanied by st. germain elderflower liqueur cocktails to benefit the first District police department. Call 373-6697 or email for details. admission $100 (all inclusive). 7 p.m. EXOTIC DRIVING EXPERIENCE. NOLA Motorsports Park, 11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, 302-4875; www. — the touring event offers driving experiences with cars by ferrari, lamborghini, porsche and audi. Visit for details. rides start at $99. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tuesday-wednesday. FRENCH MARKET FARM-

NEW ORLEANS OUTREACH VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. New Orleans Outreach, 4327 Canal St., 486-2887; www.nooutreach. org — the nonprofit that works with public schools holds an orientation for prospective volunteers. email for details. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 22 THE BASICS OF SELLING ON EBAY. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — local entrepreneur

ernest rodgers presents the program. 7 p.m. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. ENERGY SMART INFORMATION CENTER. New Orleans Public Library, Robert E. Smith Branch, 6301 Canal Blvd., 596-2638; www.nutrias. org — library visitors can meet with an energy smart staff person to learn more about energy smart programs and other ways to conserve. Call (866) 721-0249 or visit www. for details. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art,

FRiDAY 24 FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. Freret Market, corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, 638-2589; www.freretmarket. org — at the amateur boxing

event’s “sexy summer show,” women wearing bikinis and men in “banana hammocks” get in for free. the event also features its usual eclectic array of entertainment, including contests, burlesque acts, dance crews and more. tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 895-1859 for details. 7 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. fridays. page 51

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ERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; — 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.

group holds an event where guests can take Dear new orleans portraits and register to volunteer. a portion of bar proceeds benefits evacuteer. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. portraits, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. party. thu., aug. 23. FRIENDS OF LAFITTE CORRIDOR MEETING. Sojourner Truth Community Center, 2200 Lafitte St., 827-9963 — the group, which advocates for the preservation and revitalization of the lafitte Corridor and adjacent neighborhoods via the creation of a greenway, holds a meeting. Visit for details. 6:30 p.m. THE NICHE MOMMY CONFERENCE. Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200 — the inaugural conference for “mom bloggers” includes speakers and workshops addressing several topics relating to blogging, from enhancing photography skills to using social media. Visit www. the-conference for details. admission $105. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. thursday-sunday. RENOVATORS’ HAPPY HOUR. Guests can tour a double shotgun house being restored in Faubourg Saint John. The house is at 824826 N. Dupre St. Visit www. for details. Admission free for Preservation Resource Center members, $7 nonmembers. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.




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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. BACK TO SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — The Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund hosts page 52

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_ — The 2-mile walk/ run through the Warehouse District benefits the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans and features a post-race party with refreshments, door prizes and music. Visit for details. Admission $25. 6 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, familyfriendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.


SEC KICKOFF PARTY. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola. com — The party kicks off the college football season with drinks and light food, a raffle for SEC championship game tickets, a rockpaper-scissors tournament and a performance by 61 South. Proceeds benefit Playworks New Orleans. Visit for details. Admission $20 in advance, $30 at the door. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. TOM SAWYER MISSISSIPPI RIVER RUN FOR CANCER. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; www.generation-



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The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is challenging dancers to step it up for 12 straight hours in an inaugural Dance-AThon to raise funds for environmental causes. Individuals, couples or teams can sign up and collect pledges for each hour they dance. To help participants through the marathon, there will be live music by the Stooges Brass Band, DJs spinning tunes and lessons in salsa, second line, Cajun and Brazilian dancing. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, most money raised and best dance moves. Prizes include a WWOZ Brass Pass for access to the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a nonprofit environmental group, which installs Environmental Protection Agency-approved “buckets” at spots near industrial facilities to detect airborne toxins. The group also organizes communities around local environmental hazards and issues. Adult dancers must raise at least $45 from sponsor pledges to participate, and kids 12 and under must raise at least $30. Suggested donation to attend the event is $10, but only pledge participants are eligible for prizes and promotional incentives. For more information, visit To learn more about Louisiana Bucket Brigade, visit — MATTHEW HOSE






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BURGERS, BOURBON & BEER. Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 581-4367; www. — The

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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.

MARIE BOOKMAN. Maple Street Book Shop, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 304-7115; www. — The author signs and discusses Breach of My Heart. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

CARY BLACK. 1850 House, 523 St. Ann St., 568-6968 — The author signs Katrina: A Freight Train Screamin’ and the children’s book French Quarter Tori and the Red Owl. 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. CORNELL LANDRY. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; — The author reads from and signs the children’s book The Tiger and the Honey Badger Take on the Zoo. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket. net — 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; — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. JOSEPH DOYLE. The Catholic Book Store, 3003 S. Carrolton Ave., 861-7504 — The author discusses and signs When Jesus Was Twelve. 11 a.m. Saturday. KATHERINE HOWE. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; — The author signs and reads from The House of Velvet and Glass. 6 p.m. Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and

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• For all Line Ads - Thurs. @ 5 p.m. • For all Display Ads - Wed. @ 5 p.m. Note: Ad cancellations and changes for all display ads must be made by Wednesday at 5 pm prior to the next issue date. Ad cancellations and changes for all line ads must be made by Thursday at 5 pm prior to the next issue date. Please proof your first ad insertion to make sure it is correct. Gambit only takes responsibility for the first incorrect insertion.

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Authentic Handmade Indian Rug 100% Wool • Made in India • Size 7’-11’’ x 10’-2” Purchased at Hurwitz Mintz in 2007 • Original Price $2,700.00 • Selling for $1,700 Please call (504) 458-7904 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $225. Can deliver. 504-9528404 (504) 846-5122






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My black female cat went missing on Friday (8/3/12) from the 900 block of Jefferson Ave. She’s got a mosquito allergy & needs her medication. She is 10 years old, w/ green eyes, & a small white patch on her belly. Reward available. Her name is Lily. If you find or have any information about her, please call (504) 296-2482.


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NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE IN SMALL SUCCESSIONS Whereas the Administrator for the above successions has made application for sale, at private sale, of the following immovable property for the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 DOLLARS, with each of the above successions to received the net proceeds from the sale of a one fifth interest, per the terms and conditions set forth in the Petition for Private Sale concerning the following property, to-wit: Lot 9A, Square 520, Third Municipal District, New Orleans, bearing Municipal No. 2733 – 35 Urquhart

NO.700-265 DIVISION “ H ” SUCCESSIONS OF FRANK D. DELERY and EULALIE de BEN DELERY NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Testamentary Executor of the above Successions has made application to the Court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described as follows: THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana in that part thereof known as LAKE VISTA OF JEFFERSON SUBDIVISION, according to plan of subdivision made by J. L. Fontcuberta, Surveyor, dated August 2, 1956, copy of which is annexed to Ordinance No. 3289, being Entry No. 83714 in Office of Clark of Court, Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana, said portion of ground is designated and measures as follows: LOT NO. 1, SQUARE NO. 11, bounded by Craig Avenue, 25th Street (now 43rd Street), Eastern boundary of said subdivision and 24th Street (now 42nd Street) and measures 106.41 feet front on Craig Avenue, 53.71 feet in width in the rear, by a depth and front on 25th Street (now 43rd Street) of 141.07 feet and a depth on its opposite side line of 130.85 feet. All in accordance with survey by Charles T. Nelson, Land Surveyor, dated April 23, 1979, a copy of which is annexed to an Act dated May 14, 1979 and registered as Instrument No. 874565, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Improvements bear Municipal No. 5433 Craig Avenue, Kenner, Louisiana 70065. On the following terms and conditions, to-wit: The sum of $325,000.00 in “AS IS” condition with buyer waiving redhibition, all cash to seller at closing, subject to Court approval, and subject to the ability of buyer to borrow with the property as security for a loan of eighty percent (80%) of the sale price by a mortgage loan or loans at a fixed rate not to exceed 3.875% per annum, interest and principal, amortized over a period of not less than 30 years, payable in monthly installments or on any other terms as may be acceptable to buyer. A home warranty plan to be purchased by seller not to exceed $660.00. Seller to pay real estate commission. NOTICE is now given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedents and of these Successions, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the Order or Judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such Order or Judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law.

Notice is given to all parties including heirs/legatees/creditors of descendants and the estates and they are ordered to make any opposition they have to such application, prior to issuance or order or judgment authorizing and homologating this application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration on ten (10) days from the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with law.

ALVIN J. DUPRE JR. Attorney At Law

Attorney: GERALD R. COOPER Bar No. 4357 4640 Rye Street Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 523-4737

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NO. 702-467 DIVISION E SUCCESSION OF BESSIE D. FORSYTH NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT FOR REPAIRS AND PERPETUAL CARE OF CEMETERY PROPERTY WHEREAS, the Administratrix of this Succession has made application to contract for repairs and perpetual care of cemetery property of the deceased at a cost of $6,550.00. NOTICE IS GIVEN to all parties including heirs and creditors and they are ordered to make any opposition they have to such application prior to the issuance of an order or judgment homologating this application, and such order may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of publication. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Kelly Picou DEPUTY CLERK GERALD R. COOPER 4640 Rye Street, Suite 200 Metairie, LA 70006 504-523-4737 Gambit - 8/21/12

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO:698-797 DIVISION L SUCCESSION OF DANNY W. CLAY NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of the above succession to all other interested persons to show cause within seven (7) days from the publication hereof why (1) the “Petition for Homologation of Final Account, Tableau of Distribution and Discharge of Administrator” and “Final Account and Tableau of Distribution” presented by Bobby Simmons, the Administrator of the Succession of Danny Clay should not be approved and homologated, (2) the funds should not be distributed accordingly, and (3) the Administrator, Bobby Simmons, be discharged thereafter. The Petition for Homologation of Final Account, Tableau of Distribution and Discharge of Administrator can be homologated after the expiration of (7) days from the date of publication, and any opposition to the petition must be filed before homologation. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Patricia Moore Deputy Clerk of Court Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court AUG 08 2012 ATTY: Claire E. Pontier 643 Magazine St. Ste 300 (504) 588-1288 Publication: Gambit 8/14/12 & 8/21/12 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 693-402 DIVISION: L SUCCESSION OF PATRICIA E. CARDWELL NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE

NOTICE IS GIVEN that TERRY C. BARRILLEAUX, Administratrix of the Succession of PATRICIA E. CARDWELL, has pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of ONE HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED ($147,500.00) Dollars, in this Succession’s undivided interest in and to the following described property: THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and 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 HIGHWAY PARK SUBDIVISION, IN SQUARE 377, bounded by Illinois and Idaho Avenues, 26TH and 25TH streets, designed as Lot 48-B on survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, surveyors, dated July 9,1962, approved by the Kenner Planning & Zoning Commission and under ordinance No.684, filed with the Clerk of Court on July 13, 1962, and according to a survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Surveyors, dated June 8, 1962, recertified October 6, 1962, annexed to an act before Lienhard T. Kuhner, Notary Public, on October 12, 1962, said Lot 48-B forms the corner of Illinois Avenue and 26th St., and measures 67 feet front on 26th Street, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines and front on Illinois Avenue of 100 feet and consists of original Lot 48-A and a portion of Lot 45-A adjoining. Improvements thereon bear Municipal No. 2221 26th Street. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that TERRY C. BARRILLEAUX , Administrix of the Successions of PATRICIA E. CARDWELL proposed to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at a private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication on this notice appears. August 17, 2012 Patricia Ann Moore CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY: JOHN J. LEE, JR. ADDRESS: 2341 Metairie Rd Metairie, LA 70001 TELEPHONE: (504) 837-4950 PUBLICATION: Gambit 8/21/12 & 9/4/12 52 Eighty, LLC is proposing to construct a 199-foot overall height selfsupporting lattice-type telecommunications structure. The proposed facility would be located 3220 Lausat Street, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. 52 Eighty, LLC invites comments from any interested party on the impact the tower may have on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Comments may be sent to Environmental Corporation of America, ATTN: Dina Bazzill, 1375 Union Hill Industrial Court, Suite A, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Comments must be received within 30 days. For questions please call Dina Bazzill 770-667-2040x111. ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Alan J. White, Sr. and/or Lisa Magee White please contact Atty. Norlisha Parker Burke, 504-444-1943 ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Fredrick L. Klotz a/k/a Frederick Klotz, please contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Atty, 504-444-1943

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of JOSHUA WELLS, REGINA BRYANT WELLS A/K/A REGINA WELLS, please contact K. ADAM AVIN Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of YENI FUENTES, please contact K. ADAM AVIN Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISISANA NO. 2007-13861, DIVISION N THE SUCCESSION OF SHIRLEY E. NEWMAN NOTICE OF FILIING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS GIVEN that RENÉE FALLETTA, Administratrix in the above numbered and captioned matter, has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts of the succession in accordance with the tableau of distribution filed in these proceedings. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to its homologation. By order of the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, this 8th day of August, 2012. DALE N. ATKINS CLERK ATTY: Donald F de Boisblanc 410 S. Rampart Street NOLA, LA 70112 504-586-0005 Publication: Gambit 8/21/12


At auction by Constable on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from Rudy Smith Service, Inc., 425 N. Claiborne Ave., this city, at 12:50 o’clock PM in the matter entitled: JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT SEWERAGE & WATER BOARD EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION vs BRIAN K. SMITH, JR. AND LUCIANA M. THOMAS 2005 Dodge Case # 2012-52232 Dodge / Ram Pick up Serial $ 1D7HA18NX5J566860 By Writ of SEIZURE AND SALE: YEAR: 2005 Seized in the above suit, TERMS: CASH ON THE SPOT Atty: Harry E. Kuhner 525-7249 The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of 10% of the purchase price and the balance by 4:00pm same day. Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans Gambit: 8/21/12

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 11-7186 DIVISION D SECTION 16 DOCKET NO. 1 SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER NOTICE IS GIVEN that MARY CLARE HARTMAN, in her capacity as duly qualified and acting Dative Testamentary Executrix, on behalf of the SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER, and pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND NO/100 ($167,400.00) DOLLARS, cash, the Succession’s interest in and to the following described property: THAT CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings, and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, STATE OF LOUISIANA in SQUARE NO. 14, bounded by SPAIN, DECATUR (late Victory), ALMONASTER (formerly Lafayette or Enghein Avenue) and CHARTRES (late Moreau) STREETS, designated by the Number 3 on a sketch of G. Persac, dated April 21, 1869, annexed to an act of A. Ducatel, Notary Public, on May 10, 1869, and measuring in American Measure 31 feet, 3 inches and 5 lines front on Spain Street, the same width in the rear, by a depth of 67 feet, 9 inches and 6 lines between equal and parallel lines. Said lot is also designated by the Number 3 (or Lot 20 of the tax rolls) on a survey made by Gilbert and Kelly, Surveyors, dated May 14, 1949, a blue print of which is annexed to an act before E. T. Wegener, N.P., dated May 26, 1949, and according thereto said lot has the same dimensions and commences 67 feet, 7 inches from the corner of Spain Street and Decatur Street. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal Number 511 Spain Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given that MARY CLARE HARTMAN, in her capacity as duly qualified and acting Dative Testamentary Executrix, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. ATTORNEY: Eric M. Schorr ADDRESS: 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3815 New Orleans, Louisiana 70170 TELEPHONE: 504-582-1500 Gambit: 8/21/12

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If you’re a college graduate and WWOZ is the soundtrack to your life... and you’ve got at least 2 years’ experience making outside sales calls for a local media outlet... and people are always commenting on your writing skills and how well you tell your story in person... and you can’t imagine how life could get any better than working at WWOZ, please submit your resume and a letter of interest to WWOZ by email to jobs@ with the subject line “Sales Position.” You may also send your application materials by snail mail to: Underwriting Sales Position Friends of WWOZ, Inc. PO Box 51840 New Orleans, LA 70151-1840 No telephone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please.


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



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Part-time position at busy child psychiatry clinics, Slidell and Mandeville locations, mostly evenings/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: acadiancarestaff@gmail. com.

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Quality and personable Psychologist/Therapist needed at Child and Adolescent Psychiatry private practice, PhD, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW; NPI req’d, full time, must be available to work evenings, Slidell and Mandeville locations, EMR, intensive state background check and drug screen req’d. Please email resume to acadiancareclinic@


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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I have put in for lots of jobs that I know I would be good for, plus I have a degree and a stable job record, but I’m not finding anything. My brother is a computer geek and he says it’s because of some of the things he found online about my partying when I was in school and a few things on my Facebook page. Do you think that’s hurting me?” — Jessica B., Harvey, LA Dear Jessica, If there are pictures of you drinking, smoking, and partying, or online posts with you using foul language, or other generally unprofessional content, Jessica, it could be hurting you more than you know. More and more HR decision-makers and hiring officials are now checking candidates out online as a normal part of their selection process. Grant Cooper Every jobseeker should Google their own name (and nickname) to see what is online. Be sure to put your name in quotation marks and perhaps add your city or state if your name is common. Look for everything from photos (go to “Google Images” to see if there are unflattering photos of you out there), blog posts, or website comments you made that sound less than professional, or other posts mentioning you in an unfavorable light. A client came to our office earlier this year to order a résumé because he had just been asked to resign from his job at a local bank. His branch manager had found negative online information about him, including a statement he had made online that reflected poorly on the bank. In addition to preparing a new and improved résumé, we developed a strategic job search and marketing plan to reinvent his online image and restart his career. The plan we developed included helping him start a new blog, creating a great LinkedIn Profile, removing the content that his manager had noticed (that was easy, it was on his Facebook page), and generating a campaign for him to reach out to corporate decision-makers. Although it took two months, he landed a position at a downtown financial services firm.

Jessica, I cannot say for certain whether online negative information is the only issue that is preventing you from getting interviews for a new job. First, I would want to see a copy of your résumé and your cover letter in order to review for typos, poor descriptions, unattractive formatting, and lack of accomplishments. Plus, I would need to determine if you are using the latest job search methods, networking strategies, and follow-up techniques. However, I would suggest that if you do discover negative information or photos online, you definitely need to get a plan to remove the “digital dirt” from the web, or at least attempt to “bury” it in positive content. The sooner you tackle this issue and get a handle on it, the better. Here are the steps you may consider taking: • Review and tidy up your personal profiles on Facebook and other social networking sites. • If there is a specific negative item on a particular site, contact the owner & politely request removal. • Open new profiles on other sites, such as LinkedIn, that could supersede some of the bad content. • Also, create new web pages, or use Twitter and other social media to show off your job knowledge. • Volunteer at local non-profits and create a positive, professional blog to share your experiences online. • Set up “alerts” on Google or Yahoo that will notify you when your name appears online. • Consider using an online Reputation Management service to assist you, if you feel you need help.

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.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: or 504-891-7222


Gambit > > august 21 > 2012

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


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




2 Bedrooms - $257 - $395K Renovation of Historic Krauss Dept. Store brings NOLA living to a new level. 1 blk from French Qtr & CBD. Valet pkg, 24 hr concierge & security. Rooftop pool $ spa. Lounge & fitness ctr. John Paszamant, 504-329-6444. Property One, Inc. 504-681-3400.

In the Heart of the Historic FQ! 1 BR, 1 BA, top floor condo in very well maintained bldg. Stunning views, beautiful pool. lush courtyard. Washer/dryer on site. $239K. Steve Richards 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, INC/Realtors, ERA Powered, is independently owned & operated. 504-529-8140.




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

1418 Chartres D

2 BR, 1 BA Condo half block from Esplanade & steps from Frenchmen St. Fully furn w/ lots of historical charm. Exposed beams, exposed brick, natural light. abundant closets, $225K. Jennifer Shelnutt, 504-388-9383. French Quarter Realty, 504-949-5400.


Condo, close to City Park & FQ. 1 BR, 1 BA. New paint & carpet. Central HVAC. Move in condition. Gated bldg. Reserved parking $108,900. 504343-5121.

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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.

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Approx 1800 sf, 2 BR, 2.5 BA, large master suite, guest cottage with side entrance. Parking avail. $995K. Ernesto Caldeira, 504-523-1553 David Abner Smith, 504-495-2387 Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Each Office Independently Owned & Operated.

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The French Quarter Residential Home Appraisal Expert for over 20 years Kevin T. LaGraize New Orleans R.E. Appraisal Services 504-284-3445


409 Rosa(old Metairie) 1/1 offstreet prkng, Balc. Huge backyard $1025 1020 Terpsichore “B” 2/1 cent ac/h, tile flrs, new fridge, sm pets ok $900 1205 St Charles 507 Studio Grtloc,tonsoflight.Pkng,pool&wrktrm.$950 517 Dumaine #4 2/2.5 Furn.renov.prvtdeck.cable&intrntinc$3,500 528 Madison St.” 2d” 1/1 furn.allutilinc,internet,cable,greatloc.$1000 824 Independence “A” 1/1 new kitch appli, pets poss, tile floor $600 CONDOS FOR SALE 1233 Esplanade #3 2/1 NEWPRICE!Conretefls.SSappi.PoolPkng$145,000 919 St Philip #6 1/1 Open flr plan w/splashly renov. $214,000 421 Burgundy #3 1/1 Bambooflrs.expwoodCentralHVAC.$180,000 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 Twnhse style. pkng, pool & more. $145,000 1608 N Broad 2/2 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500 333 Julia #418 1 /1 Updatedcondo.whdist.pool&more. $196,900 1125 Royal #3 1/1 3rd flr,exp beams,storage! Lush crtyrd $269k 929 Dumaine #14 studio Cozy Pied-a-terre eff in heart of FQ $106,500 1418 Chartres B 2/1 Charming w/HUGE 2nd FLOOR BALC.$259,000 1418 Chartres D 2/1 Fullyfurnw/expbrick&glossywdfls.$225,000 421 Burgundy #1 1/1 Ground fl condo just off of ctyd. $180,000 1115 Prytania #303 2/2 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 824 Burgundy #5 1/1 Updated w/tons of FQ charm.POOL.$275,000 421 Burgundy #4 1/1 Groundflcondooffofctyd.Lowdues!$105,000 812 Esplanade #5 1/1 SpaclivingoverlooktheAvenue.Pool$159,000 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!



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455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000


Commercial and/or Residential. 301 Decatur. Rare corner location zoning allows live entertainment. 9,000 sq ft (Approx 3,00 sq ft on each floor). Beautiful light filled loft style spaces. Possible owner financing. $1,650,000. Judy Fisher Realtors, 504-524-JUDY (5839).


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



3 BR, 2 BA, high end renov, granite & stainless. Very comfortable, great area. Has all features. $1800/mo. Steve, 504-931-3934.

Over 2 City Blocks


Across from Port of St. Bernard. 24 Apt units & 12+ acres for development. 3 apt bldgs, 8 units each. 100% occupancy. Can be split or sold as whole. Land zoned C1 & C2. $3,647,176. Property New Orleans, Susan Morrow 504-231-2445 or Shelly Dean 504-9573611.

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, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.


2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000

Huge Four (4) plex with a large 4 bedroom, 2 bath owners unit, off street parking for multiple cars and revenue from three apartments to pay the note with.

4yr old brick home, 3BR,2BA, 1864 sq ft. on 33 acres w/900 sq ft. guest house, screened porch, 2 stocked ponds. 2400 sq. ft barn & 16KW generator. $379,900. 601-569-1785



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.



4904 Painters St. Each side: 2 BR, 1.5 BA, screened porches, lovely craftsmen features . 594 sq ft. basement ea side. Tranquil backyard. $199,500. Judy Fisher Inc. Realtors. 504-524-JUDY (5839)



Golf & Country Club Community EAGLE BEND PARK - N of I-12, just outside Abita Springs. 100’ above sea level, low maintenance 70 x 120 lot and tons of green space. Approx 2200 sf living, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, French Qtr style architecture, energy efficient. Call Michelle, 985-789-6450.

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


Dramatic 4 story masonry townhouse. Large windows & skylights. Originally built in 1835 for Baron de Pontalbo. Off st pkg. $725K. Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty 504.944.3605. Dorian Bennett, 504.236.7688. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

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4822 CLEVELAND AVE. 3 BR, 2.5 BA on dead-end st. Expansive luxury master bath, charming pergola & patio. High end window coverings incl.. Move in ready. $425K. Ricky Lemann, 504-460-6340. Keller Williams Realty N.O.504-862-0100. Each office Independently owned & operated.

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 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

1 bdrm, $685, Renov’t - all new! - near Heart of Metairie. or renov’t 1 bdrm + bonus room, w&d, from $850. 1 brdm, $685. Wtr pd., Rsvd pkg,1 car. No smoking/pets. 504-780-1706

1430 Jackson Ave. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths Rent: $1300. Gated secured parking for one car. Elevator. Living room, dining nook, furnished kitchen, central a/h, patio, water paid. Snappy Jacobs 525-0190

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


Large kitchen, new appliances, walk to Park or Bayou, $650 includes utilities and washer/dryer. Call 713/2045342.


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SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

Renovated, 1 & 2 BR apts with new carpet, new tile, 12 x 24’ liv room. furn kit, laundry on premises, offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. $699 & $799. 504-236-5776



Newly renov’d, 2br/1ba, LR, kit w/ appls, washer/dryer, $1000/mo + $1000 dep. 504-231-0889 or 817681-0194.


Kit appl, fridge & range, w&gas dryer hhkps, Hdwd flrs. Hi celis. large windows. CA&H, Fenced yd. Freshly painted. $1000/mo + dep. Call 504861-3400


1113 CAMBRONNE. Up 2 br, 1 ba, dwn furn kit + 3 lg rms, w/d, wd flrs, ceil fans. No smk. $1450. Jack (504) 891-1623

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Quiet, secluded Fr. Qtr condo. 1/1 furn kit, ac w&d on site. Secured gtd entry. Hi ceils, hdwd flrs, ceil fans. Furn. 1/2 blk from Jackson Sq. $1050/mo, wtr pd. Ref req. No smoking/pets. 1 yr lease min. 504-812-4242.


ALGIERS POINT 1304 Evalina St.

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


Fully furn newly renov. effcy cottage w/riverview No pets. 9’ ceilings, wood flrs, a/h, ceil fan. 228-348-1754


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


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

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

511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

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.

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6 rooms/2 baths, w&d hkkps, fully equip’d kit. CA&H, wd floors, tile in kit & baths, granite. Balcony, o/s pkng. $1850 + 1 mo deposit. (504) 9451381 or 504-908-1564


Handsome furn effs. Cypress wdwk & firplc Expsed brick lovly patio, sec gate No pets (504) 861-3141


3BR/2.5BA, lg den, LR, DR, built in kit., granite cntrtps, all appl. included. Near Fire Dept & public trans. $1400/ month + deposit. (504) 282-0617


1 BR upper, 900 sf. Furn kit, w/d, cent a/c, front & rear balcony. Water pd. $800/mo. Dep & lease. Zimmerman Property Service \, 504-494-0970


4 bed 2.5 bath, 4000’, 12 yrs old On water and golf course! 3 firepl 20’ ceilings, granite, gated comm! on cul de sac. $4250/mo 251-5225

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.


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407 Baronne - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $2495 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ...... $1400 2625 St Charles - 1 bd/ 1 ba ......... $1200 5224 Sandhurst - 3 bd/ 2 ba .............. $1300 921 Chartres - 1 bd/ 1 ba .............. $1100 CALL FOR MORE L ISTING S!

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Gambit > > august 21 > 2012

Off Met. Rd. & Ridgelake., 1350’ Rec. ren. 3/1, LG Kit, LR/DR, Hrwd. Flrs, Lg. Fen. Yd. w/Lg. Garage. CA/H, Recently ren., No smoke/house pets. $1350 + dep. (504) 388-4220

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.

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.

Carl Mixon, Agent

1104 Sena Dr. 3000 sq ft, all large rooms. LR, DR, Den, 3 BR/3 BA. Lawn & garden care included. $2850. Contact 504-236-5709






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(4BDRM/3.5BA) ........................ $949,000 (3BDRM/2BA) ........................... $439,000 (5BDRM/3.5BA) ..................... $1,079,000 (4BDRM/2.5BA) ....................... $469,000 Grand Mansion .................... $1,900,000 (3 bdrm/3.5ba w/pkg) .......... $1,559,000 Commercial ............................. $349,000 (Only 3 Left!) ........... starting at $149,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $169,000 TOO LATE! ............................. $2,495,000 TOO LATE!.............................. $1,300,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $429,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $315,000 TOO LATE! ................................ $159,000



1208/1210 S. GENOIS

UPTOWN LOT ZONED FOR DOUBLE. Residential block, build a single or double, for owner occupied or investment piece. Close to St Charles & Napoleon. Walk to parades. Close to Freret St which has many new renovations and businesses. $45,000

IMMEDIATE CASH FLOW. Property is currently getting $1800 rent, potentially more. Gutted after Katrina, renovations completed in 2006 include new roof, dry wall, and wiring, 2 new central heaters installed since 2006. Long term tenants, excellent return on investment. Close to the Blue Plate Mayonnaise Building. $119,000

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

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At The JW Marriott New Orleans Ticket revenue to benefit the following institutions: New Orleans Public Library, Saturday 8/18; UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Sunday 8/19; The New Orleans Haitian Relief Task Force, Monday 8/20; Son of a Saint Sports Foundation, Tuesday 8/21; Dag’s House, Wednesday 8/22, The New Orleans Chapter of the Links, Inc., Thursday 8/23; The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, Friday 8/24

Ticket revenue to benefit the following institutions: Teaching Responsible Earth Education (T.R.E.E.), Saturday 8/25; NO/AIDS Task Force, Sunday 8/26; Music Education Programs including: The New Orleans Jazz Institute, The Roots of Music, and St. Augustine High School Marching 100, Monday 8/27; DashThirtyDash, The Times-Picayune Employee Assistance Fund, Tuesday 8/28; The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Wednesday 8/29

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