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also has stepped up the practice of nighttime roadblocks where officers check for licenses, registrations, proof of insurance and sobriety levels. Some New Orleanians have complained, but the roadblocks have been set up all over town, in neighborhoods rich and poor, black and white. After years of complaining about a lack of proactive policing, the public is finally getting some, and as long as Serpas and his officers administer the checks fairly, with respect for both the law and for citizens’ dignity, he deserves the chance to try what he claims was a very successful program in his last job as Nashville, Tenn.’s top cop. Most of all, New Orleanians want a chief who is willing to tell his subordinates, as Serpas did Aug. 23, “[From] September 1 forward — if you lie, you die. If you tell this police department a lie about anything, you

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Dear Julio,     They  were  named  for  a  legendary  Lakeview  teenage  hangout  called  the  Rockery Inn that once stood at 7039 Canal  Blvd., on the corner of Conrad Street, on  the other end of the commercial strip that  now  includes  Gauchet’s  Rockery  Service  Station  (corner  of  Canal  and  Robert  E.  Lee boulevards) and the adjacent Rockery   Ace Hardware. 

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    Rockery  Inn  boasted  it  was  “famous  for  fried  chicken,”  but  from  the  1930s  through  the  ’60s  it  was  even  more  renowned  as  a  hangout  for  teens.  They  would gather to show off their cars and  order  hamburgers  by  curbside  service,  which  they  could  do  by  flashing  their  headlights.  The  inn  got  its  name  from  the exterior construction of the building,  which  was  made  of  ballast  stones  used  to  help  ships  and  barges  stay  balanced  on  the  trip  downriver.  The  stones  were  discarded once the vessels reached port.  The  stones  gave  the  Rockery  its  distinctive look, as well as its name.     The  Rockery  Inn  closed  on  New  Year’s  Eve  in  1969.  “The  day  we  closed,  the  liquor license expired at midnight,” recalls  Vincent  Signorelli,  whose  father  John  Signorelli  acquired  the  property  in  1941  and ran the Rockery Inn. “At midnight we 

together,” he says.     As for the service  station  and  hardware  store,  Arthur  Derbes opened the  Rockery  Shell  service station in 1939  and  operated  it  for  about  three  decades.  The  current  proprietors,  Stan and Dan Gau-  chet,  have  operated  Gauchet ’s  Rockery  Service  since  1978.  The  station  offers  a  full-service  mechanic  and  convenience  store  as  well  as  gasoline.  The  adjacent Rockery Ace Hardware is another  Lakeview  mainstay,  and  together  the  hardware store and the Gauchets carry on  the Rockery name.  A postcard image shows the Rockery Inn in the 1960s. Today the location (the Rockery’s front door was on the left end of the property) is home to a Capital One bank and the Signorelli office building.


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“I’m on the number one station in Denver, I have one book that’s in print now, a second book that I’m starting to work on already, I still speak around the world, I have clients around the country, I have a company here in Denver, I have two grandkids. What’s the problem?” — Former FEMA head Michael Brown, now a Denver-based radio host who broadcast his show from New Orleans Aug. 25-26.

Marshal Artists WHEN THE 39TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN DECADENCE ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND, GRAND MARSHALS TOBY LEFORT AND JULIEN ARTRESSIA WILL HAVE JOINED A FRENCH QUARTER TRADITION EXTENDING BACK TO HIPPIE TIMES.

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hen Toby Lefort moved to New Orleans from Larose, La. in 1992, he saw his first Southern Decadence parade — the campy, trampy Labor Day celebration sometimes referred to as “gay Mardi Gras” — and “I wanted to be one of those grand marshals,” he says. Eighteen years later, Lefort is getting his wish; he and friend Julien Artressia are the grand marshals of this year’s Southern Decadence parade, which, per tradition, marches, staggers and otherwise sets off from the Golden Lantern Bar (1239 Royal St.) at 2 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 5. Visitors to the city may see only a weekend-long costume celebration in the streets and bars of the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny. But months before revelers stuff their Samsonites with feather boas and leather chaps and head for Louis Armstrong International Airport, Lefort, Artressia and others have been planning, holding parties and raising funds for charity. For many in the gay community, Southern Decadence, like Carnival, is a season, not a day — and getting ready for it can be a second full-time job.

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Artressia, a manager at the Bourbon Pub, has to work, so Lefort arrives solo in a black T-shirt, jeans and a powder-blue sash reading “SD 2010.” (This year’s theme, chosen by the marshals, is “Leather and Feathers,” and the diminutive Lefort is the leather half of the equation; at the grand marshal press party a few weeks before, Artressia towered over him in high heels, accentuated with elaborate costume jewelry.) Tonight’s location is fitting, because Decadence — as so many things do in New Orleans — began in a bar. In 1972, Matassa’s Market in the French Quarter had a small bar in back — “just boards on barrels, where we used to go because cocktails were 75 cents each,” says Frederick Wright, who was at the first event that became Decadence in 1972, and became its first grand

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an organization of activist musicians and managers, has released Dear New Orleans, a downloadable album of 31 songs to benefit Sweet Home New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Recovery Network. Participating artists include My Morning Jacket, Alison Moorer, Paul Sanchez, Nellie McKay and REM’s Mike Mills. The album is available at most online music stores and can be bought directly at www. dearneworleansmusic.org for $12.

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received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference held Aug. 26-28 in New Orleans. “Deac” was also scheduled to be the subject of an oral history brunch Aug. 29. A treasure of the local music scene for more than 50 years with his “jump blues” style, Moore has led his own bands and can be heard on vintage recordings of music pioneers from Little Richard to Allen Toussaint.

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performed a sold-out charity show for more than 1,000 people at Beau Rivage Casino Resort in Biloxi, Miss., Aug. 21, beginning with the words “Welcome, BP stockholders!” The beneficiary of Leno’s performance was the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, which is helping residents affected by the oil disaster. The benefit raised just over $90,000, and the Tonight Show host chipped in to make it an even $100K.

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former Gretna city councilman, was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison Aug. 23 by U.S. District Judge Lance Africk. In April, Bolar was convicted of extortion, wire fraud, financial structuring and tax violations. Bolar has also been ordered to pay more than $174,000 in restitution to his victims. Sentencing guidelines dictated a 10-12 year imprisonment, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office had argued for more — and Africk agreed.

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IT’S MIDWEEK AT BIG DADDY’S, A MARIGNY CORNER bar well off the tourist path. There’s a hamburger buffet, neighborhood folks holding down their regular stools, a Braves game on the TV and Bob Seger on the jukebox; if not for the adult novelties scattered among the stuffed animals in the claw machine, a casual visitor might not guess this was a gay bar at all. It’s also the sixth of eight nights in a row that the grand marshals of the 39th annual Southern Decadence are coming out to meet their public and raise funds for their official charity, the NO/AIDS Task Force.

Grand marshals Julien Artressia (left) and Toby Lefort gear up to lead the 100,000 revelers expected to attend Southern Decadence activities Labor Day weekend.

Here’s a metric you don’t see often in polls. An Aug. 25 survey by Public Policy Polling measured Louisiana voters’ opinions as to how Louisiana senatorial candidates Charlie Melancon and incumbent David Vitter stacked up when it came to being “a good model of Christian living.” Good news for Congressman Melancon (who trails in every poll): 33 percent of respondents said he was “a better representative of Christian values” than Vitter, who was ranked a better Christian by 22 percent. Overall, 44 percent of Louisiana voters said Vitter was “not a good model” of Christian living (21 percent thought he was), but when the question was winnowed down by party, Vitter’s GOP credentials tipped the scale in his favor, albeit barely: 32 percent of Republicans thought he was a good Christian model, while 30 percent said he was not. Better news for Vitter came from FiveThirtyEight, the political organization whose voting day forecasting was so accurate during the 2008 presidential election that it is now partnered with The New York Times. The same day

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for its laissez-faire attitude toward celebrations and bohemians. But, like other public events staged by minority groups — such as the St. Joseph’s Night celebration of the Mardi Gras Indians — Southern Decadence and New Orleans have often had an uneasy relationship, even in recent times. After the 2000 event, Vieux Carre homeowners complained about the amount of trash in the streets; though the event had grown enormously, the city had provided no extra garbage cans or public toilets, as is done for events like the French Quarter Festival. Due to the swelling crowds, the following year saw Mardi Gras-like street closures for traffic near Bourbon and St. Ann streets. With the arrival of more tourists, the event had become more risque, with visitors expecting (and enacting) the same beads-for-body parts exchanges they’d heard of for Mardi Gras. With no official group in charge, the responsibility lay with the locals to spread the message that nudity and public urination were as illegal in New Orleans as they were in New Jersey. It was not always successful. Others were just appalled at the whole spectacle, though the liquor-fueled partying wasn’t much different than a regular weekend on the heterosexual end of Bourbon Street. (After The Times-Picayune ran a feature on Decadence in 2001, an aghast letter to the editor signed by a Kenner woman pleaded, “In the future, please spare us sickening trivia that only adds to our already depraved society.”) The lid came off completely one year later, when the Rev. Grant Storms, pastor of a small church, drew national media attention to the festival (and himself) when he squared off with partiers on Bourbon Street using bullhorns and condemnatory signs. Then-Archbishop Alfred Hughes issued his own statement condemning the celebration, saying “The commercialization of sexuality, both heterosexual and homosexual, does not promote respect for persons, family, or the common good.” Storms — whose church was in Marrero — told ABC News he wanted the festival ended “utterly and totally. We want them out of town.” (Gambit’s Chris Rose, then a columnist for The Times-Picayune, compared Storms to former state Rep. and Ku Klux Klansman David Duke in a contentious interview, and called him “a loudmouthed and bigoted publicity seeker.”) Storms’ protest, which drew national attention far beyond its small turnout, did nothing to stop Decadence, but galvanized many in the city, both gay and straight, against the preacher; in 2004, a group of French Quarter business owners led by the Bourbon Street Alliance successfully obtained a restraining order against Storms and his protestors, and the City Council voted to bar the use of bullhorns during Decadence. It quieted

down the furor, literally. One year later came Hurricane Katrina. The evacuation of the city resulted in Decadence being cancelled, but a ragtag crowd of holdouts estimated by the Associated Press at two dozen paraded down the empty streets of the French Quarter anyway, carrying a sign reading “LIFE GOES ON?” (2006’s theme was “Rebirth.”) The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau placed Decadence 2007 fourth overall among the city’s largest festivals, behind Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Essence Music Festival, bringing an estimated $150 million into the city. (“Twoincome couples, no kids,” explains “Irish” Mike Sheehan, a Rampart Street bar owner and the 2002 grand marshal.) Asked for an economic estimate from last year’s event, Jennifer Day of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau referred Gambit to the Southern Decadence website, which estimated an “over $150 million impact.” Still, no mayor or city councilperson has ever made an official appearance at the festival, organizers say — unlike other cities where political appearances at major gay events demonstrate the political muscle of the gay community. “It’s just the name — Decadence,” Wright theorizes. By THE TIME TOuRISTS BEGIN ARRIVING a few days before Labor Day, Lefort and Artressia will have hosted several dozen events — parties, barbecues, raffles, a “gospel drag brunch” and a dinner for all the surviving previous grand marshals. Their plan is to visit every gay and lesbian bar in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes in the weeks before the event — “We’re trying to bring the bars together,” says Artressia. It’s not much different than a krewe’s activities in the weeks leading up to a Carnival parade; this year, in fact, for the first time, the grand marshals are introducing a “Decadence doubloon” to throw to the crowd. They’re also adding a second Friday night parade (“Knights of Decadence”) that will go through the upper Quarter, in hopes that revelers will come to town even earlier. Most important, both men say, is their goal to raise more than $10,000 for NO/AIDS before the first tourist arrives. Meanwhile, Lefort says he wouldn’t mind having the city tip its hat to the estimated 100,000 people coming to town for Labor Day weekend. Nothing major — just an acknowledgement that fellows in size-12 heels and leather chaps spend money just as surely as do Mardi Gras frat boys and Jazz Fest threadheads. “I’m going to issue an official invitation to (Mayor) Mitch Landrieu,” he says. “And (City Council president) Arnie Fielkow came to gay pride with his family, so we’ll invite him too. We’ll invite them all.”

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marshal in 1974. The originators, he says, were “black, white, straight, gay — really just rapidly aging hippies.” The first party began as a going-away affair for a friend at the end of a dull summer, and — as New Orleanians are wont to do — people donned costumes. The dress code was “come as your favorite Southern decadent. Lots of Blanche Duboises,” Wright adds. (The skimpy costumes and sometimes-raunchy behavior came later.) Bohemian, populist and irreverent (much like Krewe du Vieux), the first Decadence revelers went barhopping in costume before escaping to a private home on Barracks Street in the Treme — partially to avoid 8th District police, who were suspicious of if not openly hostile toward the parade. Before too many years had passed, “Harry Connick Sr. followed us around personally with walkie-talkies,” Wright says. Eventually so many strangers were joining the movable party that organizers didn’t feel comfortable ending at someone’s house, so Decadence morphed into a Sunday afternoon French Quarter bar crawl for locals — unpermitted, unplanned, spontaneous, led by the whim (and the gym whistle) of the grand marshal. “We didn’t want to have a permit,” Wright says. “We modeled ourselves after Zulu, who used to lead the parade wherever he wanted to go.” From press accounts, the event stayed a largely local phenomenon for nearly two decades, even as it became known as a primarily gay holiday; a 1988 Associated Press story noted “hundreds of men of all ages feeding hangovers and wearing dresses this weekend.” By the early 1990s, when RuPaul made an appearance, the festivities had grown to encompass all of Labor Day weekend — the Sunday parade became almost secondary to the many other parties — and so many tourists had begun to join the fun that things were forced to get more formal, at least marginally. While no one could be said to be “in charge” of Decadence, the website www.southerndecadence.com was registered by Rip and Marsha Naquin-Delain, publishers of the bimonthly gay newspaper Ambush (where they still maintain a schedule of events and other information related to the festival) and in 1997, the Naquin-Delains applied for the first official parade permit; the grand marshal could not lead thousands through the Quarter at whim, as the rolling party had simply gotten too large. In 1998, according to press accounts, the crowd had grown from “hundreds” in 1988 to 60,000 revelers, the festival had become a vital latesummer shot in the arm for the hospitality industry, and Sidney Barthelemy became the first mayor to acknowledge the event with a proclamation.

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The hottest race for Congress this primary season turned out to be the Republican primary in the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches across Louisiana’s oil-soaked coastline from St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes on its eastern edge to St. Martin and Iberia parishes on its western side. The district also includes the coastal areas of Jefferson Parish. The main controversy involved the military records of the two front-runners, former House Speaker Hunt Downer of Houma, and Jeff Landry, an upstart (and wellfinanced) challenger from New Iberia. In the GOP primary, Landry called Downer, a retired major general in the Louisiana National Guard, “a disgrace to the uniform.” Downer responded that Landry has identified himself as “a veteran of Desert Storm” — even though he never set foot in Kuwait or Iraq during that war. Landry, who has support from elements of the Tea Party branch of the GOP, also blasted Downer, a former Democrat, for voting for taxes during his tenure in the state House. The basis of Landry’s attack on Downer’s military record was Downer’s acceptance of the Kuwait Liberation Medal for his service during the first Gulf War. Downer spent 17 days in Kuwait during the conflict; Landry was stationed in the United States during that same period and left the service with the rank of sergeant. “I have never claimed to have served in Iraq,” Landry explained to a reporter when questioned about his claim to be a Desert Storm veteran. “The only reason I didn’t go is because the war ended so quickly. I certainly never tried not to go.” That’s still not quite the same as actually being there, even if it was only for 17 days. Landry further accused Downer of “using political connections and rank to get promotions while the rest of us sweated it out in Fort Hood.” Sweating it out at Fort Hood? Gee, that must have been awful … while so many others had it so easy in Kuwait. — Clancy DuBos

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Andy Radford, senior policy adviser

for offshore issues at the American Petroleum Institute, says the Gulf of Mexico holds about 44.9 billion barrels of oil and 232.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, mostly in deep water. But how long can oil companies and drilling contractors wait out the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling — or will they abandon those fields and the oil in them? There are 33 deepwater rigs in the Gulf (less than 100 in the world), and 24 are idled by the moratorium. Two have been removed from the Gulf. If rigs aren’t producing oil from their wells, the leaseholder pays a yearly rental rather than offer a percentage of royalties from their produced oil. And if rigs are idle, the companies are liable for dismantling all of the invested equipment. The companies also provide about 400 jobs per platform. Onshore, the numbers are greater. Radford suggests for every one job lost on a rig, between seven and nine are lost onshore — employees for suppliers, manufactures, shipping, food vendors, warehouses, among others, could be at risk for losing their jobs. If oil companies and drillers skip town, they’ll most likely focus on deepwater wells in West Africa, Cuba and Brazil — and the jobs aren’t going with them. Neither is the U.S. revenue. “If they don’t see this moratorium being lifted, they’re going to be looking for other opportunities,” he says. Deepwater production has tripled since 2000, and more than half the world’s oil discoveries since 2006 have been in deep water. To meet the world’s expected energy demand by 2035, Radford says rigs would need to tap 44 percent more than they did in 2006. Currently, the Gulf provides about 30 percent of U.S. oil production. Bob Thomas, professor and director of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University, says the potential job loss and economic fallout could result in job losses beyond the oil industry — and less tax revenue from fewer sales of goods and services in oil-industry communities. Both agree it’s too early to measure these sweeping economic effects. President Barack Obama initiated a six-month moratorium, but it remains to be seen if, at the end of those six, he’ll add another. Obama also canceled drilling exploration in Alaska and the 2010 Western Gulf sale. Radford notes that this downtime gives the industry time to reflect on what to do right — and where it went wrong. — Alex Woodward


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are discomfiting, disturbingly graphic. The zombie-like stares and postures of wax figures add to the whole macabre ambience. I took my kids there last weekend. This was the third time I’ve brought them there but the first time we made it all the way through. The other times, at least one of them, if not all three, ended up getting so creeped out we had to leave. And, in those prior, incomplete visits, we hadn’t even gotten to the haunted dungeon yet! Go figure. The haunted dungeon is pretty much an afterthought, an isolated exhibit off to the side of the main museum, in its own chamber, a clear message from the founders that Dracula’s got nothing on the wholesale lynching of Italian men in 1891 after the assassination of New Orleans Chief of Police David Hennessy.

What can you say about a museum where Huey Long is still considered one of the “recent acquisitions”?

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The owners brought in the haunted exhibit back in the 1980s to try to “modernize” the Wax and maybe draw more families, but when you’re telling the stories of the Louisiana Purchase, the 18thcentury fur trade on the Mississippi River and the voodoo rituals of Marie Laveau, “modernize” can be a relative term. But this place, it gets to you. My kids were able to stare the Wolfman in the face for 10 minutes but had to turn away from a slavery exhibit — a tableau showing the separation of a family on the docks of the city. My kids’ tears were a provocative blend of terror, fear, sadness and confusion. “What happened to those families?” my son asked me. The Children’s Museum, this ain’t. It’s violent in there. But life can be violent. It’s sinister in there. But life can be sinister. The Musee Conti trades in anger, despair and dread. The Musee Conti does things I have never seen a museum perform before. It’s the freakiest freak show in town. And, there you go! That’s the reason I wanted to write this story: So I could tell you to go. They just don’t make “family attractions” like they used to.

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New Rules ne of the reasons politicians devote so much energy to rulemaking is this simple fact: If you change the process, you change the outcome. State lawmakers’ recent decision to revert to Louisiana’s nonpartisan primaries for federal elections (starting next year) is an excellent case in point. Prior to 1975, all our elections — state, federal and local — used separate party primaries. The vast majority of registered voters in Louisiana were Democrats, and candidates from that party won just about every election. Back then, the GOP was so small that, as the joke went, it could hold its convention in a phone booth. Still, Republicans typically held primaries and nominated sacrificial lambs for general election ballots. Compared to the rough-and-tumble Democratic elections, the GOP contests were relatively staid because the party was so small. Thus, in major races, the ultimate winner (always a Democrat) had to trudge through three grueling contests to claim the office. That’s what happened in 1971-72 to newly elected Gov. Edwin Edwards. He slugged his way through a large field in

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the Democratic primary, then endured a tough (and expensive) Democratic runoff against then-state Sen. J. Bennett Johnston, and then had to gin up his campaign all over again to face Republican Dave Treen, who coasted to the GOP nomination without breaking a sweat. EWE wanted to ensure that didn’t happen again, so he convinced lawmakers to change the rules. Starting with the 1975 state and local elections (and in 1978 for federal contests), all candidates ran in an “open” primary, regardless of their party affiliation. Equally important, voters, regardless of their party registration, could vote for any candidate on the ballot. EWE believed the new system would crush the GOP, but it actually had the opposite effect. The new rules did, however, achieve EWE’s goal of reducing the number of elections from three to two — and sometimes one, if a candidate could capture a majority in the primary (as Edwards did in his 1975 re-election bid). There was another effect: nonpartisan primaries with crowded fields tend to reward candidates on the extremes. That happened, for example, in the 1991 race

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been in October, with a two-candidate runoff on Nov. 4, 2008 — the same day Barack Obama won the presidency. The high black voter turnout in New Orleans that day would have favored Jefferson, who led a crowded field in the Democratic primary (and, no doubt, would have led the pack in a nonpartisan primary). In a November general election, Jefferson would have beaten Cao easily — or faced another Democrat. Either way, Cao would not have won that election. Which explains why Louisiana’s congressional delegation — and the state GOP — opposed the Legislature’s decision earlier this year to switch back to nonpartisan primaries. Incumbents never want to change a system that put them into office. What carried the day for lawmakers was essentially the same argument that moved EWE to push for the change almost 40 years ago: It will save money. It’s also less confusing for voters, who have grown accustomed to nonpartisan primaries. Going forward, the new rules will change the outcomes — but not until after this round of elections.

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Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com) — Cooter’s topped our sports bar poll last year, too — so it, very wisely, hasn’t changed a thing. The sporting oasis in Riverbend lives up to its nickname as the “Hall of Foam” with more than three dozen brews on tap and even more in bottles. Besides po-boys, muffs and burgers, there’s also an awesome selection of Philly cheesesteaks (hard to find in New Orleans) — including a Cajun version with alligator sausage, shrimp and remoulade. 2. Gordon Biersch (200 Poydras St., 5522739; www.gordonbiersch.com) 3. Bruno’s Tavern (7538 Maple St., 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com)

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Becky Allen — For decades, New Orleanians have counted on Becky for a laugh and a good night’s entertainment, whether she’s teamed with frequent partner Ricky Graham (No. 2 in our survey) or on her own in original shows like Graham’s ...And the Ball and All. Every day is Mardi Gras in the life of New Orleans’ Yat showgirl, and any show with Becky’s name above the title sells tickets. As the Diva of Decatur will tell you: “Becky Allen puts butts in seats.” 2. Ricky Graham 3. Bryan Batt

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years with 50-cent night, a Friday happy hour with three-shot mixed drinks, pool tables and pizza that tastes best after 2 a.m. It’s a true college bar, with normal clientele consisting of spillover from Broadway Street frat parties and Loyola and Tulane students who walk from campus residences. 2. Bruno’s Tavern (7538 Maple St., 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com) 3. Fat Harry’s (4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582)

F&M Patio Bar (4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com) — This alcoholic annex of Tulane University down on Tchoupitoulas Street is several bars in one, including an outdoor patio and an upstairs. Nothing fancy (to say the least), just PBR, bar food, a pool table, songs you know by heart and a crowd every weekend waaaay into the wee hours. Once you’ve hooked up, commemorate the occasion with a few snaps in F&M’s infamous photo booth — which, if you have enough to drink, looks a lot like a confessional. 2. The Boot (1039 Broadway St., 866-9008) TIE: 3. Bulldog (3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com) 3. Monkey Hill (6100 Magazine St., 899-4800; www.monkeyhillbar.com)

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New Orleans has to a New York-style velvetrope nightlife experience, Republic features live music during the week with top local and national bands … then segues into the weekend with Flashback, a retro 1980s-1990s dance party. On Saturday nights, the women get dressed up and the men come out to admire them. Just remember: “If it’s on Jersey Shore, it won’t get through the door.” 2. Gold Mine Saloon (701 Dauphine St., 568-9125; www.goldminesaloon.net) 3. LePhare (523 Gravier St., 636-1890; www.lepharenola.com)

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Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre (616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com) — The oldest community theater in America got a shot in the arm last year with new management, which is stretching Le Petit’s formula of classic musicals for a new generation with shows like Celebrity Autobiography, Frost/Nixon and The Wedding Singer. The theater also presents a New Works Festival every year, and has kiddie shows in the Children’s Corner. Hairspray opens the 95th season Sept. 17. 2. Southern Repertory Theater (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www.southernrep.com) 3. Le Chat Noir (715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir. com)

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Best Gay Bar

Oz (800 Bourbon St., 593-9491; www.ozneworleans.com) — This huge disco marks the corner on Bourbon Street where straight tourists usually clutch their Hurricanes and turn around. What are they missing? Locals and visitors alike crammed inside a dizzying danceteria, getting messy and having fun (the cast of this year’s Real World: New Orleans ended up there). During the week, there are bingo games and drag shows hosted by the outrageous Blanche Debris. 2. The Bourbon Pub/ Parade (801 Bourbon St., 529-2107; www.bourbonpub.com) 3. Good Friends (740 Dauphine St., 566-7191; www.goodfriendsbar.com)

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The Kingpin (1307 Lyons St., 891-2373; www.kingpinbar.com) — A great neighborhood bar, paradoxically, makes you want to travel across town to go there. The Kingpin does just that by making a neat 7-10 split between a comfy hangout and a true dive, with an ageless blue-collar New Orleans vibe — it’s a perfect place to meet before a movie at the Prytania Theater. Play darts or just sit at the bar, bending your elbow and marveling at the layers of memorabilia covering the walls, a New Orleans education in itself. 2. St. Joe’s Bar (5535 Magazine St., 899-3744) 3. Pal’s Lounge (949 N. Rendon St., 488-7257)

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Bar & Lounge (Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com) — The Monteleone’s revolving Carousel Bar was always a great spot to climb aboard and watch the world go by outside on Royal Street. But in recent years, the Carousel has stepped up its cocktail game, and you can now get a drink as eleganza as the surroundings (it’s the unofficial clubhouse of the annual Tales of the Cocktail festival). In back, tiny banquette booths are a nice place for cuddling and listening to the piano man. 2. Sazerac (The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200; www. therooseveltneworleans.com) 3. Polo Lounge (Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 523-6000; www. windsorcourthotel.com)

Best Gentlemen’s/ Strip Club

Rick’s Cabaret (315 Bourbon St., 524-4222; www.ricks.com) — Of all the strip joints on Bourbon Street, Rick’s stands out for two reasons (oh, stop it): the beauty of the women and the bite on your wallet. Sure, you can go cheaper, but you don’t need an AmEx Black Card to have a good time at Rick’s. Those with beer-bottle pockets can forgo the fine wines and cigars and lap dances … but don’t expect any extra attention from the ladies. Tip: Rick’s lunch buffet is one of the best deals in town. Call to see if it’s on. 2. Visions (4000 Downman Road, 2400069; www.visionsmensclub.com) 3. Larry Flynt’s Hustler

Club (225 Bourbon St., 524-0010; www.hustlerclubs.com)

Best Happy Hour

Superior Bar & Grill (3636 St. Charles Ave., 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com) — Sorry, Jimmy Buffett — the real Margaritaville is the Superior, where people from all over the city descend to drink away their workdays shortly after happy hour starts at 3:30. Get there early or be forced to jostle your way to the bar for a mojito or daiquiri. And if all that tequila makes you want to line your stomach, get a seat on the patio and order up some of Superior’s AmeriMexican specials like fajitas, Mexican chicken salad or enchiladas. 2. Victorian Lounge (The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com) 3. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar (701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www. lucysretiredsurfers.com)

Best Bar for Nonsmokers

Cure (4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola. com) — You don’t have to squint through a haze of Marlboro smoke to admire the massive, apothecarian Wall of Booze at Cure, because “aromatics are of great importance while enjoying food and beverage,” the bar tells customers. 2. Rock ’N’ Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; www.rockandbowl.com) TIE: 3. Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com) 3. Victorian Lounge (The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com)

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Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 8958477; www.tipitinas. com) — Tip’s is no place for S&M (that’s standand-model), so bring your hipster friends from Portland or Brooklyn and watch them try to resist as the city’s best funk, rock, jazz, jam and zydeco bands make it

impossible to shoegaze. And if your pals want to stand around and pout, they can go upstairs and watch the show from the balcony while you dance with every stranger in the joint and ponder how you’re going to ditch your party-pooping friends. 2. Rock ’N’ Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; www.rockandbowl.com) 3. Maple Leaf Bar (8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.

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Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania. com) — Because it’s the last single-screen theater in Louisiana. Because of Rene Brunet, true gentleman and theater master extraordinaire. Because of midnight movies old (Rocky Horror Picture Show) and new (Birdemic). Because of the annual Oscar party. Because it’s one of the few places in town for a red-carpet premiere. Because where else can you see Casablanca on the big screen? And because people actually shut up, stop texting and watch the movie. 2. AMC Elmwood Palace 20 (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, 888-2624386; www.amcentertainment.com/elmwoodpalace) 3. The Theatres at Canal Place (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com)

Best Place to See Stand-Up Comedy

Harrah’s Casino (8 Canal St. 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com) — A come-

dian walks into a bar … actually, he’s had trouble doing so in New Orleans, which has been short of the 500-or-so-seat theaters that are big enough to attract top comics and yet small enough to be intimate. Enter the showroom at Harrah’s, which can double as a Laff Shack when the night is right. September brings homegrown stand-up talent Jodi Borrello, our own Yat Roseanne. 2. Le Chat Noir (715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com) 3. La Nuit Comedy Theater (5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.lanuittheater.com)

Best Place to Karaoke

Cat’s Meow (701 Bourbon St., 523-3492; www.catskaraoke.com) — Even locals who shun Bourbon Street have to admit Cat’s is the place when it comes to unleashing your inner Frank Sinatra or Faith Hill. The music selection is enormous, the crowd is beyond rowdy, and the tourists pack in for the 3-for-1 happy hour specials. Plus you can sing all your favorite 1980s video hits in a space that’s still decorated like, well, a 1980s music video. Buy the DVD souvenir of your shame before your friends do. 2. Little Tokyo (310 N. Carrollton Ave., 485-5658) 3. Igor’s Buddha Belly Burger Bar (4437 Magazine St., 891-6105)

Best Place to Get a Bloody Mary

Superdome (1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, 5873663; www.superdome. com) — The origins of the Bloody Mary are disputed, but it’s one classic

cocktail that definitely was not invented in New Orleans. We love it anyway, and not just as a hangover dispersant. In other towns, pro football fans stick to weak stadium beer and their personal flasks, but Saints ticketholders have discovered the bars inside the Superdome make a damn good Bloody Mary, which — given our love for spices — is basically an alcoholic gazpacho. 2. Moonlight Cafe (1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-7313) 3. Pat O’Brien’s (718 St. Peter St., 525-4823; www. patobriens.com)

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Sazerac (The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com) — A bad Sazerac — well, there’s nothing worse, but when it’s done right, there’s nothing better. Where else to get one (or to develop a taste for one) than in the gloriously restored Sazerac Bar at the equally gloriously restored Hotel Roosevelt? These strong treats were off-limits to ladies until after World War II, when some Southern suffragettes forcibly “stormed” the Sazerac. Today the Paul Ninas murals are as rich as ever, and the bar is now nonsmoking. 2. Napoleon House Bar & Cafe (500 Chartres St., 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com) 3. Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge (Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com)

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he post-Katrina literary output of current and former Gambit writers has been prodigious. Chris Rose’s 1 Dead in Attic, first published in a limited edition in 2006, was such a popular and critical success that an updated version was issued in 2007. These columns from The Times-Picayune are a weekly diary of a city beginning to stir from a death blow, and a man trying to do the same. Former Gambit editor Michael Tisserand, who relocated to Lafayette with his wife and young children in the months after the flood, published Sugarcane Academy, a nonfiction book about New Orleans refugees in Cajun country setting up their own school while waiting to move home. Food critic Ian McNulty returned to Mid-City in a boat two weeks after the flood, and he told the story of that neighborhood’s devastation and struggle to revive in A Season of Night: New Orleans Life after Katrina. Meanwhile, former Gambit food critic Sara Roahen scored national success with Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table, which sketched the character of New Orleanians through the foods they ate; it was the 2009 choice of the One Book, One New Orleans community reading initiative. Our second-line correspondent, Big Red Cotton, published Notes From New Orleans, a collection of post-storm essays origi-

nally written for the AOL Black Voices website. It brought the people and culture of Treme to a wider audience long before the TV series of the same name, and Red continues her work at www. notesfromneworleans.com. This month, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press is publishing the long-aborning New Orleans: What Can’t Be Lost:

88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City, which includes essays and stories by Rose, McNulty and Gambit’s special sections editor Missy Wilkinson.

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Wine Institute of New Orleans (610 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-8000; www.wineschool.com) — A class and a glass — that’s what you can get at W.I.N.O., the Warehouse District hideaway that’s the home of the grape. The “Intro to Wine” class is a great way to learn the basics (and at $35 for eight tastings, a bargain). Sample vintages by the glass, half-glass, or bottle and pair them with tapas — or just get a bottle to take home. 2. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 8950858; www.thedelachaise.com) TIE: 3. Clever — A Wine Destination (3700 Orleans Ave., 483-6360; www.cleverwines.com) 3. Tommy’s Wine Bar (752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790; www.tommysneworleans.com)

Best Beer Selection

The Bulldog (3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com) — Once again topping our list for brew lovers, the Bulldog has more than 100 varieties of bottled beer, as well as 50 on tap. There’s usually a crowd in the barroom and on the patio, and you never know who you’ll find sitting around the miniature fountain — college kids, thirtysomethings on the make, sports buddies, Mom and Dad on date night … 2. Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com) 3. The Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 5869243; www.theavenuepub.com)

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Abita Amber — When the Abita Brewing Company was founded in 1986, there weren’t many local microbreweries. The number has grown significantly in the last couple of years, but the Abita Springs microbrewer with the down-home reputation is still your favorite. And if you like Amber, give Abita’s new “S.O.S. — A Charitable Pilsner” a try; 75 cents from every bottle goes to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico. 2. Nola Brewing Blonde Ale 3. Abita Strawberry

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Clancy’s ( 6110 Annunciation St., 8951111) — … and by “martini,” we don’t mean alcoholic chocolate milk in a martini glass, but the classic cocktail that would do James Bond (and James Beard) proud. Your favorite place is Clancy’s, far off the beaten path in a residential neighborhood near Audubon Park, where the food is as New Orleansdignified and perfect as the martinis. Olive or twist? 2. The Bombay Club (830 Conti St., 5860972; www.thebombayclub.com) 3. N’Tini’s (2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, 985-6265566; www.-ntinis.com)

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a showroom that features everything from music to comedy to variety … and, in September, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. 2. Boomtown Casino (4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com) 3. Treasure Chest Casino (5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-8000; www.treasurechest.com)

Converses. If you made a list of quintessential New Orleans experiences, a night at Tip’s would be on the short list. 2. House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com) 3. d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 942-3731; www.drinkgoodstuff.com)

Best Live Music Venue

Sting and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena (6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171; www.unoarenaboxoffice.com) — Sting may be a bit young for the Police’s hits to be considered classic rock, but he has made a play for classical rock. Sting arrived at the Lakefront Arena in June with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in tow. The

Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com) — Fads come, trends go — Tip’s endures. The shrine to Professor Longhair and every New Orleans musician who came after him manages to be both capacious and intimate, perfect for nearly any genre of music and as worn in as your oldest

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Symphonicities tour reworked many of his solo hits for a full symphony. It’s not the first time he’s incorporated more elegant instrumentation (see Branford Marsalis’ work on Dream of the Blue Turtles), and the show hit all the right notes with local fans. 2. Pearl Jam at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (www.nojazzfest.com) 3. Trombone Shorty at Tipitina’s for Lombardigras (501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com)

Best Jazz Fest Performance 2010

Pearl Jam — Singer Eddie Vedder let the crowd know he had fond memories of New Orleans in spite of being arrested while in the city in the early 1990s. And his criticism of BP also

won shouts of approval. But it was a long, blistering set including more recent work and old hits like “Alive,” “Better Man” and “Even Flow” that made Pearl Jam’s first Jazz Fest visit memorable. 2. Simon & Garfunkel 3. Lionel Richie

Best Local Rock Band/Artist

Better Than Ezra — Now in its 22nd year, Better Than Ezra had its biggest national success in the 1990s, but the guys are still going strong (albeit with some changes in lineup). “Absolutely Still,” from their 2009 album Paper Empire, didn’t chart, but it was one of their hookiest songs In years. This fall, BTE embarks on a major national tour, “Krewe of Rocckus,” which will conclude next

March at Mardi Gras. 2. Cowboy Mouth 3. Galactic

Best New Local Band

Billy Franklin — He may not match James Brown’s dancing and jiving, but guitarist/vocalist Billy Franklin must be one of the hardest working men in show business, touring with E.O.E. and playing gigs with various musicians from New York to California, covering everything from jazz to R&B to reggae. Franklin says he’s always ready to take the stage with different musicians — but he hopes 2010 is the year he puts out a solo album. 2. Troylaz 3. New Grass Country Club

Best Local Jazz Band/Artist

Kermit Ruffins —

This was the year the rest of the world found out what we already knew: Kermit rules, whether he’s playing late-night at Sidney’s, jamming with Jeremy Davenport at the Ritz-Carlton, or smoking out the crowd at Vaughan’s with his band, the Barbecue Swingers. Now that he’s got a regular gig playing himself on HBO’s Treme, expect those nights at Vaughan’s to be even more of a tourist attraction. 2. Trombone Shorty 3. Irvin Mayfield

Best Cajun/Zydeco Band/Artist

Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. — When Dopsie takes the stage in his signature white hat and mirrored sunglasses, a throwdown always erupts — each member of the band pushes one another to take it higher, while the crowd packing the dance floor meets them step for step. A favorite at both clubs and festivals, Dopsie brought the washboard front and center in a world of accordion-centric zydeco bands. Guaranteed fun, fun, fun. 2. Amanda Shaw 3. Tab Benoit

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Lil Wayne — The only person on our Best of New Orleans winners list to be serving time at Rikers Island Prison, Weezy is set to get out and start making music again in November. The man whose prolific output (almost-daily mixtape releases) gave the record industry a shot in its dying arm (and did the same for the bootleg CD shops in eastern New Orleans). Fans can count down the days with Wayne at his jailhouse blog, WeezyThanxYou.com. 2. Juvenile 3. E.O.E.

Best DJ

DJ Soul Sister — People might not know the name Melissa Weber, but they all know Soul Sister, whose show on WWOZ and weekly gig at Mimi’s in the Marigny are the places to be for authentic ’70s soul on wax. Much of what Soul Sister spins is original vinyl that never made it to CD or the iTunes store. Who else is going to play you this stuff? 2. DJ Crystal 3. DJ Jubilee

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— that sweaty, greasy jam — was born in the Crescent City in the 1960s and put on the national map by the Meters, which included Art and Cyril Neville. With Dumpstaphunk, the torch has been passed to two of the new-generation Nevilles — Ivan and Ian — who are again taking New Orleans funk to the world. This year, they end a summer tour with an opening slot for Widespread Panic at the UNO Lakefront Arena Oct. 29. 2. Galactic 3. Big Sam’s Funky Nation

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Le Foret (129 Camp St., 553-6738; www. leforetneworleans.com) — Fine dining restaurants topped the list of

new favorites, with the elegant Le Foret besting the competition. Its soft opening was more fitting to a private club, but the elegant environs and refined cuisine has foodies talking. Chef Jimmy Corwell’s contemporary continental cooking is nuanced and executed with precision, and versions of local favorites such as turtle soup or oysters Rockefeller assure diners that it is indeed a New Orleans restaurant. 2. Mondo (900 Harrison Ave., 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com) 3. Domenica (Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com)

local oysters may make the heart grow fonder, and Drago’s hasn’t missed a beat. The oftenimitated but unmatched home of charbroiled oysters repeats as our readers’ favorite Metairie restaurant. Founder Tommy Cvitanovich built his restaurant’s reputation by seeking his own local seafood purveyors, but his menu includes more sea creatures from distant waters, including Maine lobsters. 2. Bravo Cucina Italiana (3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com) 3. Andrea’s Restaurant (3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com)

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Drago’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar (3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant. com) — The scarcity of

Clancy’s (6110 Annunciation St., 8951111) — Clancy’s snuck up on last year’s first and second place finishers, pushing each down a

notch. The Uptown institution may not require jackets or offer as grand a facade as its competition, but its bustling dining rooms are testimony to the quality of its contemporary Creole cooking. And lemon icebox pie is the type of simple dish that lends to its more casual charm. 2. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com) 3. Galatoire’s Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 5252021; www.galatoires.com)

Best Kenner Restaurant

Le Parvenu (509 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-0534; www.leparvenu.com) — Chef/ owner Dennis Hutley’s quaint cottage cafe again sits atop the list of favorite Kenner restaurants. His creative touch on local seafood with dishes like his oyster dou-

The Dakota Restaurant (629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com) — With signature dishes like crabmeat and Brie soup, the Dakota is one of the Northshore’s perennial favorites. It combines refined contemporary Creole cooking and a deep wine list, which is to be expected of the sister restaurant to downtown New Orleans’ Cuvee. 2. La Provence (25020 Hwy. 190 E., Lacombe, 985-626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com) 3. Trey Yuen Cuisine of China (600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-4476; www.treyyuen.com)

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Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant and Bar (613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 279-8323) —

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The Joint (801 Poland Ave., 949-3232; www. alwaysmokin.com) — Just like its motto states, The Joint is “always smokin’.” Barbecue lovers head to the unassuming 9th Ward spot for slabs of ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork. Word even spread to the Food Network’s spiky-haired road-food host Guy Fieri, who stepped into The Joint’s rear courtyard to get his smoke on Bywater style. 2. Voodoo BBQ & Grill (1501 St. Charles Ave., 522-4647; 2999 Hwy. 190 E., Mandeville, 985629-2021; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com) 3. Squeal Bar-B-Q (8400 Oak St., 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com)

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ment their refined approach to rustic cooking. 2. K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen (416 Chartres St., 524-7394; www.kpauls.com) 3. Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant (201 Julia St., 522-1492; www.mulates.com)

Best Creole Restaurant

Jacques-Imo’s Cafe (8324 Oak St., 861-0886) — Essentially Creole cooking is a hybrid of different traditions. Jacques-Imo’s contribution to Creole cooking is a brassy, freewheeling, folk-artsy take that’s drawn diners to items like shrimp and alligator sausage cheesecake, deep-fried roast beef

po-boys and other highly seasoned creations. A lively spirit infuses everything from the restaurant’s bar and open kitchen to the neighboring annex dining room. 2. Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535) 3. Olivier’s Creole Restaurant (204 Decatur St., 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com)

Italian fare with plenty of homemade red sauce. It’s topped many recent Gambit polls for Italian dining, including last year. Standards such as shrimp marinara and veal osso buco keep diners going back for more. 2. A Mano ( 870 Tchoupitoulas St., 2089280; www.amanonola.com) 3. Venezia (134 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7991)

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Japanese/ Sushi Restaurant

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine (4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com) — At both its Uptown and Metairie locations, Vincent’s offers a casual setting to enjoy hearty

Sake Cafe Uptown (2830 Magazine St., 8940033; www.sakecafeuptown.us) — Occupying a former K&B pharmacy remodeled into a modern restaurant, Sake Cafe Uptown combines the traditional and the con-

temporary. There’s a long sushi bar, and the kitchen serves a wide range of cooked Japanese dishes, including many original sushi rolls and appetizers. 2. Kyoto ( 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com) 3. Kyoto II (Citrus Palm Shopping Center, 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0228)

Best Latin American Restaurant

Pupuseria Divino Corazon (2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 368-5724) — Long before post-Katrina rebuilding attracted a new wave of Latino residents to New Orleans, Pupuseria Divino Corazon was in a category by itself, serving El Salvadoran items like

its namesake pupusas to a community much more familiar with (an also limited number of) Mexican dishes. Since the 1980s, it has expanded its seating several times to accommodate new fans of its staple cornmeal pupusas and tamales. 2. Baru Bistro & Tapas (3700 Magazine St., 895-2225) 3. RioMar (800 S. Peters St., 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com)

Best Mexican Restaurant

Superior Bar & Grill (3636 St. Charles Ave., 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com — Superior Grill is again numero uno with local diners in search of Mexican cuisine. The menu includes everything

from enchilada and fajita platters to creative dishes. And with a prominent spot on the Avenue, the brightly decorated cantina is a popular drinking spot, offering a wide selection of tequilas and specialty margaritas. 2. El Gato Negro (81 French Market Place, 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com) 3. Taqueria Corona (5932 Magazine St., 897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com)

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lined with ethnic dining options, Lebanon stands out as your spot of choice for Mediterranean cuisine. The menu offers a wide selection of typical fare — hummus, falafel and chicken shawarma are all represented — at reasonable prices and in a comfortable, colorful dining room. Be sure to check out the Lebanese iced tea made with rosewater and pine nuts and, for dessert, the flaky burma — phyllo dough wrapped around pistachio nuts. 2. Mona’s Cafe (3901 Banks St., 482-7743) 3. Byblos (3218 Magazine St., 894-1233; www.byblosrestaurants.com)

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Metairie long before Spanish culture recolonized downtown New Orleans. Chef/proprietor Glen Hogh puts a creative touch on Spanish and Mediterranean dishes and adds local touches as well. 2. Rambla (International House, 217 Camp St., 5877720; www.ihhotel.com) 3. Mimi’s in the Marigny (2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny.com)

Best Seafood Restaurant

Best Soul Food Restaurant

Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535) — Renowned chef Leah Chase wrote the book on Creole soul cooking. Her landmark restaurant has been a New Orleans institution since the

Best Breakfast Spot

1940s, and she’s served everyone from Treme locals to jazz legends and presidents. Since reopening after Hurricane Katrina, lunch has been buffet-style and includes dishes like hearty gumbo and soul food staples. 2. Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe (610 Poydras St., 212-5656; 1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997) 3. Praline Connection (542 Frenchmen St., 9433934; www.pralineconnection.com)

Best Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Harrah’s Hotel, 228 Poydras St., 5877099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com) — Perhaps it’s only fitting that the international chain steakhouse created by Ruth Fertel on North Broad Street is New Orleans’

favorite. The original location is shuttered, but Ruth’s Chris restaurants downtown and in Metairie still sear steaks in custom broilers, and they arrive at your table with butter sizzling on the plate. 2. Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse (716 Iberville St., 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com) 3. Mr. John’s Steak House (2111 St. Charles Ave., 6797697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com)

Best Thai Restaurant

La Thai Uptown (4938 Prytania St., 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown. com) — La Thai Uptown completes a three-pete as Gambit readers’ favorite place for Thai cuisine. Chef/owner Diana Chauvin recently

claimed second place in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-off at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. The Uptown restaurant serves a mix of traditional and original dishes using the full palette of Thai herbs and spices. 2. Basil Leaf (1438 S. Carrollton Ave., 8629001; www.basilleaf.webs.com) 3. Sukho Thai (1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www.sukhothai-nola.com)

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Hoa Hong/9 Roses (1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 366-7665) — The dining options at 9 Roses go well beyond staple pho and spring rolls that are popular with local diners. Many dishes are cooked and assembled at the table with lettuce

leaves, baskets of herbs and other fresh ingredients. The restaurant is one of the West Bank’s senior Vietnamese establishments and is one of our readers’ perennial favorites. 2. Pho Tau Bay (113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 368-9846) TIE 3. Jazmine Cafe (614 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669301; www.jazminecafe.com) 3. Doson Noodle House (135 N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283)

Best Small Plates Restaurant

Vega Tapas Cafe (2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com) — Vega Tapas Cafe opened well ahead of the local tapas trend, serving creative small plates in Old

Fat Hen Grill (1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 305-1980; www.fathengrill.com) — Breakfast and diner food get special attention at this restaurant opened by chef Shane Pritchett, a former chef de cuisine at Emeril’s. Creative and hearty dishes like “womlettes,” omelets served on Belgian waffles, show he’s making not just pretty food, but satisfying and flavorful dishes. 2. Camellia Grill (626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679; www.camelliagrill.net) 3. The Ruby Slipper Cafe (139 S. Cortez St., 3095531; www.therubyslippercafe.net)

Best Brunch

Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com) — With its strolling jazz combos, leisurely brunches are an established tradition at Commander’s Palace. If the music doesn’t get diners going, page 39

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1. GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www. gwfins.com) — Since first making a splash in 2001, chef/proprietor Tenney Flynn has hooked local seafood lovers with a menu that he alters daily according to what’s fresh, including many coldwater and deep-sea fish flown in from distant markets. Dishes run the gamut from sashimistyle presentations to fried lobster tails. 2. Deanie’s (841 Iberville St., 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 831-4141; www.deanies.com) 3. Galley Seafood Restaurant (2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955)

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eye-opening cocktails will. Combined with innovative Creole cooking, it all helps make Commander’s Palace New Orleans’ favorite brunch spot for a second consecutive year. 2. Patois (6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com) 3. Court of Two Sisters (613 Royal St., 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com)

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Best Lunch Specials

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Best Late-Night Dining

Camellia Grill (626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679; www.camelliagrill. net) — Whether set on cheeseburgers or fries loaded with chili and cheese, many New Orleanians have made a habit of ending late nights at the Camellia Grill. Tuxedoed waiters provide fast service and endless banter at the diner’s counter. That’s why the Riverbend institution is repeating as readers’ favorite nightspot. 2. La Peniche Restaurant

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(1940 Dauphine St., 943-1460) 3. City Diner (3116 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz)

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Chuck E. Cheese’s (124 North Shore Blvd., Slidell, 985-641-4878; 3701 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 367-1214; 7000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-5959; www.chuckecheese.com) — While Superior Grill has better margaritas, Chuck E. Cheese restaurants have an incomparable edge with video games, Skee-Ball and entertainment to amuse young patrons. Add that it’s a natural place to host parties and events, and it’s catering to the crowd. Pizza and a menu of kid favorites also help make it the big cheese. 2. Superior Bar & Grill (3636 St. Charles Ave., 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com 3. Reginelli’s Pizzeria (Citywide; www.reginel-

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Best Cheap Eats

Coulis (3625 Prytania St., 304-4265) — Chef James Leeming’s spot occupies the former Bluebird Cafe, and diners will find an affordable, casual breakfast and brunch spot with some lunch options that won’t break the bank. Leeming goes beyond Bluebird’s famous huevos rancheros, adding some sophisticated touches to classic early-riser fare. 2. Felipe’s Taqueria (301 N. Peters St., 267-4406; 6215 S. Miro St., 309-2776; www.felipesneworleans.com) 3. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 5690000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com)

Best Menu for Vegetarians

Little Morocco (7457 St. Charles Ave., 3019184) — Aside from plenty of lamb and beef stews, North African cuisine often relies on

an array of vegetables and meat-free dishes. The menu at this new St. Charles Avenue respite for the meatless features reliable standbys like hummus alongside exotic plates such as taktooka with roasted red peppers, and zaalook, made with eggplant. 2. The Green Goddess (307 Exchange Alley, 3013347; www.greengoddessnola.com) 3. Mona’s Cafe (504 Frenchmen St., 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., 894-9800)

Best Dessert and Where to Get It

Peppermint Ice Cream at Clancy’s (6110 Annunciation St., 8951111) — A hefty slab of peppermint ice cream drizzled with chocolate sauce from this Uptown standby has satisfied many a sweet tooth. After a full Creole meal and seafood specials, you might have trouble find-

ing room for this treat, but Gambit readers don’t seem to have a problem. 2. Cheesecake at Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro (2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com) 3. Bread Pudding Souffle at Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com)

Best Buffet

Harrah’s Casino (8 Canal St., 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com) — Once again, Gambit readers can bet on Harrah’s for its buffet. Weekly specials — from Mexican Fiesta Mondays and Tuesday fry nights to surf and turf Saturdays — and affordable prices make diners feel like a winner, even if they’re in the hole. 2. Boomtown Casino New Orleans (4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com)

Wine Institute of New Orleans (610 Tchoupitoulas St., 3248000; www.winoschool. com) — Whether an amateur fan or a person with ambitions to be a supreme sommelier, anyone is welcome at this school for wine lovers. The Enomatic wine dispenser system allows guests to taste a number of vintages, and the store carries more than 300 labels — more than enough for a wino or a W.I.N.O. grad. 2. Emeril’s Restaurant (800 Tchoupitoulas St., 528-9393; www.emerils. com) 3. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 8950858; www.thedelachaise.com)

Best Chef

John Besh — Last year, John Besh added two more downtown restaurants — American Sector and Domenica — to his growing culinary empire, which also includes August, Besh Steak, Luke and La Provence in Lacombe. His national figure has gotten bigger, too, in the wake of the BP oil disaster, since he stepped up to support local fisheries. 2. Susan Spicer 3. Donald Link page 41

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Joey K’s Restaurant (3001 Magazine St., 8910997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com) — Joey K’s can chalk up its popularity with Gambit readers to hefty schooners of beer and lunch specials. The neighborhood spot has a solid lineup of changing dishes with favorites including beef brisket, stuffed bell peppers, Creole jambalaya, corned beef and cabbage and many others. 2. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com) 3. Muriel’s Jackson Square (801 Chartres St., 568-1885; www.muriels.com)

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Best Outdoor Dining

Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St., 8918495; www.martiniquebistro.com) — This bistro proves the white tablecloth experience isn’t limited to indoor dining. White linen, exposed brick, white lights and umbrellas grace the patio retreat at the Uptown French-Caribbean restaurant. Fans help repel the humidity, heaters keep it warm in the cold, and lush greenery sends out all-weather tropical vibes. 2. Bayona (430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com) 3. Cafe Rani (2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com)

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Port of Call (838 Esplanade Ave., 523-0120; www.portofcallneworleans.com) — A thick burger and a baked potato ought to settle

Best Seafood Market

Big Fisherman Seafood (3301 Magazine St., 897-9907; www. bigfishermanseafood. com) — If it lives in the water, chances are it can be found at this Uptown market teeming with Louisiana seafood and then some. Open seven days a week, Big Fisherman offers live and boiled crawfish by the sack, crabs, head-on shrimp, redfish and even turtle and alligator meat. Headed to an outdoor boil? No worries. Big Fisherman can pack you a bag to go. 2. Hong Kong Market (925 Behrman Hwy., Terrytown, 394-7075) TIE 3. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar (3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454) 4. Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 8999119; www.wholefoods.com)

Best Burger

Port of Call (838 Esplanade Ave., 523-0120; www.portofcallneworleans.com) — The smell

of sizzling burgers keeps a telltale, down-theblock line focused on the prize: Port of Call’s half-pound, fresh-ground patties and loaded baked potatoes, waiting inside next to goblet-sized glasses of sweet, signature tropical-inspired cocktails. Gambit readers chose Port of Call again this year, knowing they can get their best burger fix from the four on the menu. 2. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill (727 St. Peter St., 522-1125; www.yomamasbarandgrill.com) 3. Phil’s Grill (3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.philsgrill.com)

Best GourmetTo-Go

Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 8999119; www.wholefoods. com) — As it celebrates its 30th year in business, Whole Foods can also rejoice in its repeat win as Gambit readers’ choice for best gourmet-to-go. Beyond pizzas, sandwiches and salads, Whole Foods offers ready-to-eat pastas, roasted vegetables, soups and other creations, be they baked, stir-fried, blackened or curried. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine.com) 3. Gott Gourmet (3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com)

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Stein’s Market & Deli (2207 Magazine St., 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net) — New York expats can take refuge in Dan Stein’s namesake deli, where they’ll find familiar and true-to-form meats, sandwiches and, of course, H&H bagels. Stein’s also offers cured, Kosher and Italian meats, more than 50 international cheeses, and a globetrotting beer selection. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine.com) 3. Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery (3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com)

that stomach — or fill it, at least — and help you forget the headache. Conveniently located within walking distance to the street-long bar that is Bourbon Street, Port of Call can help you get started on the cure before you wake up on an empty belly. If all else fails, there’s a stocked bar for hair of the dog. 2. Camellia Grill (626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679; www.camelliagrill.net) 3. Slim Goodies Diner (3322 Magazine St., 891-3447)

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readers didn’t specify which of Gumbo Shop’s gumbos won them over, so we’ll assume both the seafood okra and chicken andouille were on par for a Best of New Orleans consideration. 2. Joey K’s Restaurant (3001 Magazine St., 8910997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com) 3. Mr. B’s (201 Royal St., 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com)

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Central Grocery (923 Decatur St., 5231620) — This Decatur Street landmark picks up where Italian street vendors left off at the turn of the century. Eat in or take out one of its famous muffulettas, a classic served cold and packed with olive salad, capicola, mortadella, salami and emmentaler and provolone cheeses, all piled high inside a thick wheel (or slice of a wheel) of bread. 2. DiMartino’s Famous New Orleans Muffulettas (1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, 392-7589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 392-7589; 6641 Westbank Expwy., Marrero, 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com) 3. The Market Cafe (1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com)

Best Pizza Place

Theo’s Pizza (4024 Canal St., 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; www.theospizza.com) — Now slinging pizzas from a Mid-City location as well as its Uptown original, Theo’s takes this year’s top prize for the city’s best pies. House specialties and gourmet toppings on a signature crispy crust float to tables tagged by pictures

of familiar pop cultural icons, from Elvis Costello to Kenny Powers, who of all people would no doubt appreciate the weekly draft and bottled beer specials. 2. Slice (1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5528 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com) 3. Reginelli’s Pizzeria (Citywide; www.reginellis.com)

Best Red Beans and Rice Place

Joey K’s Restaurant (3001 Magazine St., 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com) — Mondays elsewhere don’t come to an end as sweet as they do in New Orleans. Readers trust Joey K’s to end Monday (and any other night of the week) the right way — with a plate of comforting, creamy bliss on white rice, with smoked sausage, of course. 2. Popeyes (Citywide; www.popeyes.com) 3. Mother’s Restaurant (401 Poydras St., 5239656; www.mothersres-

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Chop Salad / Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Harrah’s Hotel, 228 Poydras St., 587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8883600; www.ruthschris. com) — Ruth’s Chris may have the steak thing going for it, but its star salad is its secret weapon: iceberg lettuce, baby spinach and radicchio meet red onion, mushrooms, olives, bacon, eggs, hearts of palm, croutons, blue cheese and a lemon-basil dressing. 2. Chicken Salad / Reginelli’s Pizzeria (Citywide; www.reginellis.com) 3. Zea Salad / Zea Rotisserie and Grill (Citywide; www.zearestaurants.com)

Best Oyster Po-Boy

Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavern-

nola.com) — Though BP’s oil disaster in the gulf forced the Bayou St. John joint to take oysters off its menu, Gambit readers won’t hold it against them and instead will anxiously await their return, once again voting Parkway’s bivalve po-boy the best. 2. Guy’s Po-Boys (5259 Magazine St., 891-5025) 3. Acme Oyster & Seafood House (724 Iberville St., 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 3094056; www.acmeoyster.com)

Best Shrimp Po-Boy

Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com) — If Parkway is Thanksgiving, its loaves of Leidenheimer bread are the cornucopia — spilling over with Parkway’s fried shrimp. There’s enough to share with the table over a bottle of Barq’s. Parkway also offers the sandwich

loaded with its debris gravy, or as a “surf and turf” po-boy with both Gambit readers’ favorites: roast beef and fried shrimp. Call an ambulance. 2. Guy’s Po-Boys (5259 Magazine St., 891-5025) 3. Domilise’s Po-Boys (5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126)

Best Roast Beef Po-Boy

Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www. parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com) — Good gravy! Competition is heavy for the crowning achievement as New Orleans’ best roast beef po-boy, but Parkway once again earns Gambit’s hat trick, taking top honors for its three flagship sandwiches — oysters, shrimp and the formidable roast beef, a hearty, debris-smothered meat explosion on hefty Leidenheimer bread. 2. Guy’s Po-Boys (5259 Magazine St., 891-5025) TIE 3. Domilise’s Po-Boys (5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126) 3. Parasol’s Restaurant & Bar (2533 Constance St., 899-2054; www.parasols.com)

Best Banh Mi

Pho Tau Bay (113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 368-9846) —

The basic building blocks of banh mi — an airy baguette, pate, pork, cilantro sprigs, pickled carrot and daikon, etc. — are all on the menu at Pho Tau Bay in Gretna, one of the main places non-Vietnamese New Orleanians were first exposed to Vietnamese food. What separates Pho Tau Bay from the city’s wealth of banh mi restaurants, however, is the dozen different options on the menu, including an all-vegetarian banh mi made with fresh tofu. 2. Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery (14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., 254-0214) 3. Pho Nola (3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, www.phonola.com)

Best Crepes

La Crepe Nanou (1410 Robert St., 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com) — This Parisian-inspired bistro off Prytania Street doesn’t fill its delicate pancakes with typical culinary fluff. Crepes here include beef tips and mushrooms braised in red wine, coq au vin and several seafood-stuffed options. Soothe a sweet tooth with a loaded list of dessert crepes. 2. Crepes a la Cart (1039 Broadway St., 866-2362; www.crepesalacarts.com) 3. Muriel’s Jackson Square (801 Chartres St., 568-1885; www.muriels.com)

Best Tacos

Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 5690000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com) — The “burrito” in the namesake may be the taqueria’s red herring. Gambit readers head page 44


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to Juan’s for three-to-abasket taco dinners, from blackened redfish with creamy cilantro sauce and salsa fresca, to colorful “Mardi Gras Indians” with roasted corn, squash and pinto beans. 2. Taceaux Loceaux (www.twitter.com/tlnola) 3. Taqueria Corona (5932 Magazine St., 8973974; 1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5088; www.taqueriacorona.com)

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Best Place to Get Ice Cream

Creole Creamery (6260 Vicksburg St., 482-2924; 4924 Prytania St., 894-8680; www.creolecreamery.com) — The parlor occupying a former McKenzie’s bakery (glowing sign, still intact) on Prytania Street lives by a simple credo: “Eat ice cream. Be Happy.” A diverse, seasonal selection of homemade flavors — from orange blossom and honey, to Steen’s molasses oatmeal

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cookie — is now also available at its second shop in Lakeview. 2. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 4860078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com) 3. Cold Stone Creamery (624 S. Carrollton Ave., 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com)

Best Place to Get Gelato

La Divina Gelateria (621 St. Peter St., 3022692; 3005 Magazine St., 342-2634; www.ladivinagelateria.com) — Gambit readers scoop out this gelatti haven for its local, seasonal and organic flavors, including Abita Turbodog-infused chocolate and honey sesame goat’s milk, all made from scratch. Now Loyola students can study a la mode thanks to La Divina’s location on campus. 2. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 4860078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com)

3. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; www.shopsucre.com)

Best Frozen Yogurt

Pinkberry (300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com) — Pinkberry helped kick off a gourmet fro-yo craze around the country, thanks to high-profile celebs caught buying the fro-gurt from its Los Angeles locales. Its first Deep South location opened in New Orleans earlier this year, and Gambit readers have declared its supremacy. There’s also a new location on Canal Street. 2. TCBY (Old Metairie Village, 701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-2983; 1680 Hwy. 59, Suite 100, Mandeville, 985-6264770; Clearview Palms Shopping Center, 2222 Clerview Pkwy., Suite D, Metairie, 887-0771; www.tcby.com) 3. Pure Yogurt Culture (8108 Hampson St., 864-8108)

Best Sno-ball Stand Hansen’s Sno-Bliz (4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-9788; www.snobliz.com) — This institution on Tchoupitoulas enjoys the rare title of sno-ball pioneer. Opened in 1939 by Ernest Hansen, who invented the shaved ice machine, and his wife Mary, who created the syrups, Hansen’s relies on its time-tested recipes, now at the hands of the Hansens’ granddaughter, Ashley. 2. Williams Plum Street Snowballs (1300 Burdette St., 866-7996; www.plumstreetsnoball.com) 3. Sal’s Sno-balls (1823 Metairie Ave., Metairie, 666-1823)

Best Coffeehouse

Dee’s Coffee & Copy (401 Baronne St., 5962012) — This CBD coffeehouse — and copy center, for your convenience — serves as the meeting place for the Society of New Orleans

Baristas (aka, SNOB), which should give you an idea of this java joint’s commitment to caffeine. Dee’s also offers free Wi-Fi, vegan pastries and an iced coffee — with coffee ice cubes. 2. Cafe du Monde (Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com) 3. CCs Community Coffeehouse (900 Jefferson Ave., 891-4969; www.communitycoffee.com)

Best Restaurant That Delivers

Reginelli’s Pizzeria (Citywide; www.reginellis.com) — Gambit readers know whom to call when the game is on, or for movie night, or when leaving the couch is a chore beyond comprehension. Whatever the case, Reginelli’s, which has catered to New Orleans diners since 1996, makes those home dining options easier with delivery available citywide. Choose from gourmet pizzas,

Congressman Steve Scalise — Scalise has been representing Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District since 2008, when his predecessor, Bobby Jindal, moved up to the Governor’s Mansion. Scalise is a GOP familyvalues stalwart whose suburban constituents obviously like his tough talk on the Obama administration’s response to the BP oil disaster. 2. State Sen. Julie Quinn 3. State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson

Best New Orleans City Councilmember

Arnie Fielkow — Once again, the affable council president finished ahead of two of the council’s most outspoken women. This time last year, there was much speculation that Fielkow might run for mayor, but he demurred. He has two qualities we really like: He’s a quiet but strong page 47


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progressive voice on the council, and he’s not driven by a monumental ego. 2. Stacy Head 3. Jackie Clarkson

Best Jefferson Parish Councilmember

John Young — The parish council president finished second in this category last year, right behind fellow at-large Councilman Tom Capella, who recently deferred to Young in the race for parish president. Capella instead will run for assessor, which leaves the popular Young as the odds-on fave to win the parish presidency. Call it Pax Jeffersona. 2. Cynthia Lee-Sheng 3. Tom Capella

Best Political Rising Star

Best Mudslinger

Ray Nagin — Who says the former mayor is unpopular? Apparently some of our readers have tuned in to his rantings on WBOK radio … or perhaps they voted for his-former-honor because he’s their favor-

yet another blunder or contractual disaster by the former mayor. 2. U.S. Sen. David Vitter 3. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro

Best Local Scandal

Best Grammar School

David Vitter — This one was a slam-dunk. From his trysts with prostitutes to his failure to fire a staffer convicted of domestic abuse (and putting the guy in charge of women’s issues), our junior senator is a laughingstock across the country. At home, however, his right-wing grandstanding plays just fine. In fact, he’s a favorite to win re-election. The good news, if you can call it that, is that we’ll have David Vitter to kick around for another six years. 2. BP & the Gulf oil disaster 3. Ray Nagin (everything)

Best Problem for Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Solve

Crime — Need we say more? The good news here is that Landrieu and new Police Chief Ronal Serpas get the message, and they’ve even invited the feds to come in and help clean house. It will take a while to fix what’s wrong at NOPD, but at least someone has started. 2. Corruption 3. City budget/contracts

Best Politician You Love to Hate

Ray Nagin — Even after he’s gone, he’s never far from our readers’ minds. Maybe it’s because each new week seems to bring news of

LOCAL LIFE Lusher Charter School (7315 Willow St., 8625110; www.lusherschool. org) — The Uptown charter school provides an education befitting New Orleans students, with a focus on the arts. The Comprehensive Arts Education program infuses arts into the school’s broader curriculum, and it has several performance groups and arts-themed extracurricular activities, as well as programs like its after-school arts program. Lusher also offers an active, involved parent community and serves a diverse student population. 2. Holy Name of Jesus School (6325 Cromwell Place, 861-1466; www.hnjschool.org) 3. Isidore Newman (1903 Jefferson Ave., 899-5641; www.newmanschool.org)

Best High School

Academy of the Sacred Heart (4521 St. Charles Ave., 891-1943; www.ashrosary.org) — This Uptown school boasts more than just a gorgeous St. Charles Avenue campus. The all-girls Catholic high school provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and, with small class sizes (the teacher-student ratio averages 1-to-9), an intimate, tight-knit learning environment. And graduates are making their mark in New Orleans and page 49

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Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao — Hailed as “the future of the GOP” upon his arrival in Washington less than two years ago, the country’s first and only Vietnamese-American in Congress is now in the race of his life to hold on to his seat in the 2nd Congressional District. Then again, his upset of Dollar Bill Jefferson in 2008 was also the race of his life. It’s hard out there for a Republican. 2. Mayor Mitch Landrieu 3. Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng

ite target of mudslinging. Whatever the reason, we’re glad Nagin is Naygone. The city is way better off with him in our political rear-view mirror. 2. U.S. Sen. David Vitter 3. John Georges

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Best Hornets Player

Chris Paul — Consecutive injuries may have kept him sidelined for a lot of games, but that didn’t stop New Orleanians from voting the 25-year-old point guard to the top once again. CP3’s status as a three-time NBA All-Star and player on the gold medal-winning Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Olympics makes him stand out among his teammates. Let’s hope the rest of the Hornets can rise to his level this season. 2. David West 3. Marcus Thornton

Best Zephyrs Player John Lindsey — Although Lindsey isn’t with the Zephyrs any more — he moved on to play first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes this year — New Orleanians haven’t forgotten him, picking

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Steve Fabian — He recently signed with Pittsburgh Riverhounds, but New Orleanians remember Fabian as the impenetrable starting goalkeeper of the Jesters. The two-time Best of New Orleans winner contributed to the team’s sterling 2009 regular season when he was just a rookie, boasting a record of 64 saves. page 51

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Rodrigue’s blue dog would be its Mickey Mouse. While the iconic dog may be Rodrigue’s most ubiquitous creation, the artist is also known for his bright oil and acrylic paintings depicting Cajun landscapes. He also uses his art to raise money for good causes, and his blue dog sculpture on Veterans Highway manages to add some culture to a row of shopping malls and big-box stores. 2. James Michalopoulos 3. Campbell Hutchison

New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collin Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org) — NOMA added a new meaning to “artist in residence” this past spring when Quintron transplanted his home studio to the museum and later camped out in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden to work on his album. This, and Miranda Lash’s clever contemporary art curating, has ushered in a new, younger-trending era for NOMA, in which groups like Jean-Eric gyrate amid Faberge eggs and oldguard arts patrons. 2. National World War II Museum (945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www.ddaymuseum.org) 3. Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org)

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Penthouses (547 Baronne St., 522-2250; www.civiclofts.com) — Combining New Orleans’ Old World charm with the urbane sleekness of the Warehouse District, the Civic Lofts occupy a space forged from a 100-yearold warehouse. Exposed brick and pipes are balanced by the warmth of wood floors. Residents love the building’s amenities — which include a pool and roof deck — as well as the neighborhood, which boasts top bars and restaurants. 2. One River Place (3 Poydras St., 523-1300; www.oneriverplace.com) 3. Cotton Mill Condos (920 Poeyfarre St., 5669700; www.cottonmillcondo.com)

Best Food Festival

New Orleans Po-boy Preservation Festival (Oak Street; www. poboyfest.com) — Oak Street gets as clogged as your arteries might after a Mahony’s fried chicken liver po-boy, but that doesn’t stop locals

from sampling the city’s best indigenous sandwiches at the Po-boy Preservation Festival. The fest bestows winners in categories such as Best in Show, Best Roast Beef Po-Boy and People’s Choice. Judging from the crowds, however, it seems like they’re all winners. 2. Louisiana Seafood Festival (French Quarter; www.louisianaseafood.com) 3. Creole Tomato Festival (French Market; www.frenchmarket.org)

Best Festival Outside of New Orleans

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival (www.lastrawberryfestival.com) — Ponchatoula shows off its prized crop in a big way every April. You’ll find strawberries in just about every form at the annual festival: covered in chocolate, deep fried, in beignets (in case the fried strawberries weren’t enough),

pureed for daiquiris, and canned for pepper jelly and jams. And there’s plenty of small-town fun to be had with carnival rides, crafts for sale, twoheaded snakes on display and the crowning of the Strawberry Queen. 2. Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette (www.festivalinternational.com) 3. Gretna Heritage Festival (www.gretnafest.com)

Best Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party

Louisiana Children’s Museum (420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org) — Ask anyone who grew up in New Orleans: The smell of soap conjures memories of being inside a giant bubble at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Today’s kids still have a blast at the Julia Street spot, and the various party packages offered make it a great venue for a birthday. But good luck trying to get

your youngsters out the door in the end. 2. Storyland at City Park (City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark.com/carousel_gardens.com) 3. Monkey Room (1501 Religious St., 301-2695; www.monkeyroom.net)

Best Local 5k/10k Race

Crescent City Classic (www.ccck10.com) — If you’re up for the challenge, the Crescent City Classic is the best occasion — that isn’t a parade — to spend the day in the streets. Readers raced to the polls to vote for the 10-kilometer race once again, which happens during Easter weekend and, because it’s New Orleans, finishes with a post-race celebration with food and music. Just start training again shortly after, to make up for the partying. 2. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (www.komenneworleans.com)

Best Tennis Courts

City Park (1 Palm Drive, 483-9383; www.neworleanscitypark.com/tennis) — City Park’s tennis courts aren’t only tops among readers, who voted for the facilities once again, the courts consistently rank high regionally and nationally. The courts at City Park host many tournaments and programs for adults and children, and are open to the public every day of the week. 2. Audubon Park Tennis Courts (6320 page 55

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(Palmer Park, corner of Claiborne and Carrollton avenues; www.artscouncilofneworleans.org) — The normally sleepy Palmer Park explodes on the last Saturday of the month for the Arts Market. Locals love it because you can find just about everything: there’s homemade soap, original art and crafts in a variety of mediums, jewelry and some of the best fish tacos in the city. The market is also dogfriendly, and live music provides the soundtrack for one of the city’s best free weekend activities. 2. Bywater Arts Market (Markey Park, corner of Piety and Royal streets, www.artscouncilofneworleans.org/index. php?topic=artsmarket) 3. Freret Market (Intersection of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue; www.freretmarket.org)

Audubon Golf Course (Audubon Park Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute. org) — Readers voted again for the Audubon Golf Course, which is favored for its luscious landscaping that provides a glimpse of the facades of Loyola and Tulane universities between live oaks. There’s also picturesque lagoons and clubhouse dining, and the course plays host to a number of tournaments. 2. Timberlane Golf & Country Club (1 Timberlane Drive, 3675010; www.timberlanecc.com) 3. City Park (1 Palm Drive, 482-4888 www.neworleanscitypark.com/golf)

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Tchoupitoulas St., 8951042; www.auduboninstitute.org/visit/parks/ tennis) 3. New Orleans Lawn Tennis Club (5353 Laurel St., 899-1574)

Tulane University (6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000; www.tulane. edu) — Tulane is the largest employer in New Orleans, and readers consistently think it’s the best. It’s easy to see why. Employees at the Uptown university campus and the medical facilities downtown enjoy competitive salaries and benefits packages, as well as a well-known perk: free tuition at the topnotch institution. 2. Ochsner Health Systems (1514 Jefferson Hwy., 842-4083; www.ochsner.org) 3. Spa Reyna (5221 Magazine St., 899-4171)

Rex — Rex simply won’t be dethroned; readers picked it once again as their favorite parade during sunlight hours. This year’s theme, “Fables of Fire and Flame,” was particularly suited to the parade known for its glistening floats. And yearly fixtures like “Beouf Gras” and the toast at Gallier Hall prove that, like many things in New Orleans, some traditions never get old. 2. Zulu 3. Thoth

Best Carnival Night Parade

Muses — As its name indicates, this parade is truly inspired. The allfemale krewe never disappoints with its cheeky themes and floats, imaginative costumes and quality throws. The parade always attracts an excellent lineup of

marching groups, from the sassy Camel Toe Lady Steppers to the formidable St. Augustine High School marching band. It’s these qualities that make Muses a “shoe-in” for favorite year after year. 2. Bacchus 3. Endymion

Best Bike Path

City Park — Since New Orleans streets (and often, New Orleans drivers) don’t always allow for that 3 feet of space bikers are supposed to get, riding down a bike path provides a leisurely, safe trip with plenty of road to hug. Readers picked the 5-mile bike path that runs alongside the park to Lake Ponchartrain as their favorite spot for a ride. 2. Mississippi River levee (East Bank) 3. Audubon Park

Best Local Charity Event

Zoo-To-Do (www. www.auduboninstitute. org/ztd) — There’s plenty of charity events beckoning the seersucker set with silent auctions and hors d’oeuvres, but Zoo-To-Do should top every philanthropist’s list. The event that funds Audubon Zoo attractions features the usual gala fixtures, plus a luxury car raffle, live music and — most importantly — the opportunity to party on the zoo grounds. 2. A Child’s Wish (www. achildswish.org) 3. American Cancer Society Hope Gala (www.main.acsevents.org)

Best Nonprofit

Preservation Resource Center (923 Tchoupitoulas St., 5817032; www.prcno.org) — New Orleans’ historic homes and neighborhoods are part of what make New Orleans what it is. And although the city continues to

change, the Preservation Resource Center contributes to New Orleans’ rebuilding while honoring its architectural history. The group offers educational programming and resources for homeowners, prospective homeowners and low-income families interested in historic housing. 2. Bridge House (1160 Camp St., 522-2124; www.bridgehouse.org) 3. American Cancer Society’s Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge (2609 River Road, 219-2200; www.cancer.org)

Best Place for Continuing Education

Tulane University College (6823 St. Charles Ave., 125 Gibson Hall, 865-5555; www.tulane. edu/~uc) — Tulane’s continuing studies programs prove it’s never too late to go back to school. With campuses Uptown,

Best Community Role Model

Drew Brees — What can’t this man do? Not only has he achieved demigod status for his hand (or arm) in the Saints’ Super Bowl Victory, he’s The New York Times best-selling author of Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity, lends aid to local causes through his Brees Dream Foundation and other charities — and he’s a family man with a kid who looks awfully cute wearing giant earphones. Not only is Brees good at what he does, he’s a good guy, too. page 57

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in Harahan and even in Mississippi, Tulane makes it convenient for busy professionals to earn preand post-baccalaureate certificates, associate and bachelors degrees, and master’s degrees in liberal arts and professional studies. The school has an open admissions policy, requiring only a high school diploma or GED, and it offers flexible schedules and competitive tuition rates. 2. The University of New Orleans (2000 Lakeshore Drive, 280-6000; www.uno.edu) 3. Delgado Community College (615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; www.dcc.edu)

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the in-house catering services are topnotch. The Pavilion provides all aspects of a perfect wedding reception under one roof. 2. Audubon Tea Room (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5301; www.auduboninstitute.org) 3. Pat O’Brien’s (718 St. Peter St., 525-4823; www.patobriens.com)

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Best Local Radio Show

The Think Tank with Garland Robinette (WWL) — For three hours every weekday, New Orleans’ analog to Larry King mulls over whatever topic has caught his interest that day, usually with the help of some opinionated callers, an expert or two and the occasional politician. In a world of Limbaugh Lites, the reason people “climb into the Think Tank” with Garland is that his views aren’t always predictable. 2. Talk Gumbo with John “Spud” McConnell (WWL) 3. The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris (WWL)

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Garland Robinette — New Orleanians love the familiar, and Garland’s 30-plus-year tenure in local media — first as a top anchorman, now as the top radio host — make his an instantly recognizable voice. But we think you secretly love “Gawland” the most

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Gambit (www. bestofneworleans.com) — Well, thank you very much. We’re blushing. 2. The Times-Picayune (www.nola.com) 3. The New Orleans Levee (www.nolevee.com)

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“I’m sure you’ll never read this but…” “we made eye contact and staired for what seems like mins. but it was more like a few sec.” (sic) “Did you feel the spark, too?” “I’d really like to see u (sic) again…” “Let me know the answer you provided on the crossword puzzle so that I know it’s you.”

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Lorin Gaudin’s Tasty Blog (www.loringaudin. com) — Writer, radio host, sometimes-TV personality — Lorin Gaudin has been covering the New Orleans food scene for years, and her shootfrom-the-hip style is perfect for the blog format: sassy, informed and opinionated. Whether she’s reporting the latest chef movements, restaurant openings and closings, and farmers market finds, or stirring up a spat with other local food-

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he anonymous postings in Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” section are alternately plaintive and prurient, remorseful and vindictive — their only constant is compulsive readability. Although I profess to peruse “Missed Connections” for the entertainment value, the truth is, I long to recognize myself in one of these digital billets-doux. If you, too, constantly miss your missed connection (now there’s a doozy of a postmodern love riddle), consider hitting up these “Missed Connection” hotspots* to increase the odds in your favor. Also consider posting one for the brunette Gambit staffer leering over her iced mocha. Tell me what color shirt you’re wearing, so I know it’s you.

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Is it the abundance of svelte, heirloom tomato-fed babes or the sheer suggestive factor of all those organic cucumbers, peaches and cherries? For whatever reason, missed connections fly fast and furious in the produce aisle at Whole Foods, though the entire store is a virtual “Missed Connection” minefield, lending credence to the theory that a healthy diet increases libido.

2 RUE DE LA COURSE (MAGAZINE STREET)

Coffee shops are havens for the socially awkward: Where else can you hide behind a laptop while still technically mingling? Nubile, horny undergraduates and fashionable baristas add a volatile element to this atmosphere of muted social anxiety — without the Craigslist safety valve, all coffeehouses might be in danger of imploding into pheromone- and espresso-soaked morasses of sexual frustration. The Rue is perhaps the most recognized meat market; to darken its doorstep is to invite furtive, assessing stares from patrons who invariably angle themselves toward the entrance. The better to scope you out, my dear.

3 WALMART

This one surprised me, mostly because everyone looks

dead-eyed and miserable when surrounded by fluorescent lights, wailing babies and ubiquitous yellow rollback smiley faces. If that’s your type, though, you’re far from alone — and if love is indeed a numbers game, then the sheer mass of humanity rolling through Walmart on any given day will increase your odds of success. Even if you don’t snag a missed connection, it’s still amusing to browse the various ways Craigslisters spell “Tchoupitoulas Walmart.”

4 WHITE LINEN NIGHT/RED DRESS RUN

Really, any kind of mass public gathering (Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras parades, Southern Decadence) spawns “Missed Connections,” but these two stand out for the dress code factor: a preoccupation with garment colors seems to lead to a fixation with removing said garments. Also, since men and women alike don red dresses for the Red Dress Run, gender norms get a flirtatious tweak. That, plus the copious amount of booze and sultry August heat results in a flurry of Craigslist activity.

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At dusk, Audubon Park gets cruise-y, especially the area behind the fountain, which means a lot of “Missed Connections” the next day. From sunup to sundown, a constant rotation of sweat-glazed joggers invites admiration and Craigslist inquiries. Jogging is probably the quintessential activity for an aspiring “Missed Connection” love object — joggers are scantily clad, in good physical shape, and, thanks to their iPod shuffles, entirely oblivious to their surroundings. In short, become a jogger and become instant Craigslist quarry. * This list was compiled from an entirely unscientific combination of polling and personal experience. By press time, my Craigslist inquiry (“Seeking Missed Connection Mecca”) had netted not a single response.

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WWL — In other parts of the country, TV news is shallow and silly, flashy and facile. Not so in New Orleans, and WWL’s serious and thoughtful approach to the news of the day sets the tone for the other newscasts in town. The station lost two of its heavy hitters, Lee Zurik and Bigad Shaban, to WVUE since last year’s poll, but there are still plenty of folks in town who swear it isn’t news until they see it on WWL. 2. WDSU 3. WVUE

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the editorial changes we’ve made since last year’s Best of New Orleans, bringing on Chris Rose has gotten the biggest reaction. Funny, raunchy, self-deprecating and sometimes painfully honest, Rose is able to bust out in our pages with some of the topics (and some of the language) he’s never been able to before. He’s a great fit for Gambit, and we welcome him as part of the family. 2. Clancy DuBos (Gambit) 3. James Gill (The TimesPicayune)

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Best Local TV Anchor

Lucy Bustamante (WWL) — A New Orleans native and Cabrini High graduate, this is Lucy’s first appearance as Gambit readers’ favorite news anchor. She’s been a familiar face on WWLTV since 2004, reading the news and reporting on weeknights. Last year, when she went to New York to sit in for Kelly Ripa on Live With Regis & Kelly, the rest of the country got to see why you love Lucy.

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Best Local TV Weathercaster

Margaret Orr (WDSU) — Last year’s No. 2 in this category, Orr has been the chief meteorologist at WDSU since Dan Milham retired in early 2009. Again proving that New Orleanians prefer the familiar over the flashy, she’s been at Channel 6 for 21 years — but she’s not old-fashioned; she’s on Twitter almost constantly, updating her forecasts, chatting with her viewers and answering their weather questions. 2. Bob Breck (WVUE Fox 8) 3. Carl Arredondo (WWL)

Jim Henderson (WWL) — For years, Saints fans have tuned into the Black and Gold game this way: TV on and muted; radio on to Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan. The dean of local sportscasters is professional, professorial, a true fan and the all-time best Saints play-by-play man. Who else would you want to have celebrated the Super Bowl with? 2. Fletcher Mackel (WDSU) 3. Juan Kincaid (WWL)

Best Investigative Reporter

Lee Zurik (WVUE Fox 8) — It’s hard to imagine

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Great local content and news — In a news climate that’s getting ever more generic, Gambit continues to deliver one thing you can’t get anywhere else: New Orleanswritten news for a New Orleans audience, telling the stories of New Orleanians. We’re proud of that — and proud of our relationship with our Gambiteers. 2. Restaurant reviews and food coverage 3. Entertainment listings, news and reviews

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Perlis (1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 6, Mandeville, 985-6741711; 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661; www.-perlis. com) — Forget Ralph Lauren’s horse and mallet-wielding rider — discriminating New Orleanians prefer to flaunt Perlis’ signature embroidered crawfish on their polo shirts. From

quietly elegant (fleur de lis-spangled neckties) to exuberantly gaudy (green, gold and purple harlequin patterned golf pants), Perlis’ garments showcase the best in regional pride. 2. Rubensteins (102 St. Charles Ave., 581-6666; www.rubensteinsneworleans.com) 3. Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com)

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Saks Fifth Avenue (301 Canal St., 524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com) — Saks Fifth Avenue’s fall 2010 ad campaign makes cheeky reference to its posh array of goods: “I’m going to Saks … for everything I want and nothing I need.” But then again, who doesn’t need the occasional $400 pair of Chanel flip-flops or $1,400 mink clutch purse? 2. Macy’s (The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 461-4800; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 484-4600; www.macys.com) 3. Hemline (605 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, 309-8778; 609 Chartres St., 592-0242; 3308 Magazine St., 2694005; www.shophemline.com)

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Feet First (526 Royal St., 569-0005; 4119 Magazine St., 899-6800; www.feetfirststores.com) — Feet may be first, but necks, wrists, ears and other sites for unique jewelry, hats, T-shirts and handbags come a close second: Feet First boasts a selection of locally made and designer

Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666; www.yvonnelafleur.com) — Step aside, J. Lo: Yvonne LaFleur is the original renaissance woman, creating a signature fragrance, designer clothing line and millinery, all of which are housed in her lav-

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Victoria’s Secret (Oakwood Shopping Center, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 363-4262; The Esplanade, 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., 468-2045; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2720; www.victoriassecret. com) — Though Victoria’s Secret has unleashed a tide of images and products that popular culture is perhaps better off without (g-string-clad angels, black diamond-encrusted “fantasy bras”), its ubiquity comes in handy when an urgent, last-minute need for lingerie presents itself. May we all stumble frequently upon such times. 2. Basics Underneath (5513 Magazine St., 894-1000) 3. House of Lounge (2044 Magazine St., 671-8300; www.house-oflounge. com)

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induced by another’s nightly routine of blow-drying his body. The sadness felt as Kermit Ruffins’ music provides the soundtrack for a tragic Hurricane bender dissipates with the humor of the NOPD being called after someone’s toothbrush gets peed on. The show is a welcome reprieve because the world The Real World occupies is not, in fact, real. In The Real World’s New

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Orleans, the biggest issues facing residents include where to eat a hangover meal — Cannon’s or Subway? — and the most commonly committed crime is toothbrush urine-icide. Sure, the show touches on some serious issues like dating violence and homophobia, but generally it’s all hookups and vodka shots punctuated by some volunteer work. The timing of the show’s taping further contributes to this fantasy New Orleans. MTV happened to drop in around backto-back Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, so The Real World’s New Orleans is stuck in that pre-oil disaster time when the city was a perpetual party ringing with shouts of “Who Dat!” We’re still facing challenges five years after Hurricane Katrina, and the oil spill is presenting a new crop of problems, the full magnitude of which has yet to be seen. It’s all overwhelming, which is why it’s important to escape the real world on occasion. What better way than with The Real World?

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Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587) — Ever sip an iced latte on Magazine Street and wonder where all the perfectly disheveled baristas and customers score their vintage threads? (Hint: it’s an easy commute from the Rue.) Funky Monkey is an Uptown mecca for vintage clothes (or new clothes that just look retro), wigs, tutus, hoodies and more. Bring your own garments in for cash or trade — but be warned, this discriminating monkey accepts only the top bananas. 2. Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange. com) 3. Prima Donna’s Closet (927 Royal St., 875-4437; 1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 3213 17th St., Metairie, 835-1120; www.primadonnascloset. com)

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Red, White & Blue ( 5050 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero,

347-1512; 5728 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 7338066;www.redwhiteandbluethiftstore.com) — It’s crowded, it’s hectic, and guys browsing the electronics aisle may leer when you furtively wiggle into an appealing skirt (there are no dressing rooms), but Red, White & Blue boasts hidden treasures for intrepid shoppers. Garments thoughtfully organized by color, 17,000 square feet and “aggressive” sales make this Vietnam Veterans of America partner a favorite of local costume designers, film wardrobe suppliers and frugal fashionistas. 2. Bloomin’ Deals (4645 Freret St., 891-1289; www.jlno.org) 3. Goodwill (Citywide; www.goodwillno.org)

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Prima Donna’s Closet (927 Royal St., 875-4437; 1206 St. Charles Ave., 5223327; 3213 17th St., Metairie, 835-1120; www.primadonnascloset.com) — The selfproclaimed divas at Prima Donna’s Closet have swept this poll five years running. Distributing designer largess to a populace with caviar taste and a Fancy Feast budget, Prima Donna’s Closet’s three locations purvey Prada suits, Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, Chloe wedge heels — many with the original tags still dangling. It’s the closest some New Orleanians will get to a designer showroom. 2. Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com) 3. Swap Boutique (7716 Maple St., 304-6025; www.swapboutique.com)

Best Tailor

Thimbelina (7716 Maple St., 304-6025) — With the advent of inexpensive, vir-

tually disposable clothes mass-produced by corporate behemoths, good tailoring seemed for a time to have gone the way of the typewriter. Increasingly limited clothing budgets remind shoppers that a deft tailor can transform a garment with a single dart, or elevate a pair of pants from functional to flattering. If Thimbelina’s turnaround time becomes a little slow, it’s because the secret is out. 2. Mr. Santos Custom Tailor (1508 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 838-9567) 3. Thu’s Tailor (529 Jefferson Ave., 891-6820)

showroom displays beautifully appointed model bedrooms, dining rooms, offices and dens, allowing customers to envision the interior decorating scheme of their dreams, or to make believe that they’re already home. 2. Doerr Furniture (914 Elysian Fields Ave., 9470606; www.doerrfurniture.com) 3. Rooms to Go (409 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 809-3993; 5800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 779-2688; Westside Outlet: 62 Westbank Expy., Gretna, 367-4100; www.roomstogo.com)

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Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-4280; www.lakesideshopping.com) — Retail therapy reaches its apex with the 120 shops, boutiques and eateries that line Lakeside Shopping Center’s gleaming corridors. At once high-brow (Coach) and unpretentious (old-school fountains provide burbling ambience), the Lakeside Shopping Center has been a haven for mall rats since 1960. 2. The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) 3. The Esplanade (1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 100, Kenner, 468-6116; www.shoptheesplanade.com)

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Hurwitz Mintz (1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, 378-1000; www.hurwitzmintz.com) — After being voted “Best Place to Buy Furniture” by Gambit readers for 10 consecutive years, it’s a wonder New Orleanians would buy furniture anywhere other than Hurwitz-Mintz. The 115,000-square-foot

Lighting Inc. (8180 Earhart Blvd., Suite B-E, 486-5761; www.lightinginconline.com) — A true artist is measured by the extent to which he or she understands light. By the same token, use of light makes or breaks a home decorating venture. Lighting Inc.’s two lighting showrooms and extensive product catalog attest to the power of a well-placed sconce, and employees of the third-generation family business can assist with lighting plans. 2. Home Depot (Citywide; www.homedepot.com) 3. Bevolo (521 Conti St. and 318 Royal St., 522-9485; 68467 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, 985-249-6040; www.bevolo.com)

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everyone. 2. Orient Expressed (3905 Magazine St., 899-3060; www.orientexpressed.com) 3. Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com)

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Pearl’s Place (3114 Severn Ave., 885-9213; www.pearlsplace.com) — Pearl’s Place is the go-to spot for brides, as well as any woman who finds herself positioned on the bridal spectrum (flower girl, bridesmaid, bride, mother of the bride). Frequent trunk shows, free alterations and dress steaming, and a vast selection of designer gowns have helped this 40-year-old bridal salon outlive many of the marriages it has outfitted. 2. Town & Country (1514 St. Charles Ave., 523-7027;

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A Pea in the Pod (3300 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 831-9551; www.apeainthepod.com)— Empire waists, voluminous blouses, maxi dresses — so many fashion trends look like maternity wear that even women without buns in the oven may be tempted to patronize this boutique. Denim by brands like Seven for All Mankind and Lucky means that nothing — not even a pregnancy — comes between you and your designer jeans. 2. Baby Bump (3331 Severn

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Adler’s (722 Canal St., 523-5292, Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 523.5292; www.adlersjewelry.com) — Renowned for its wedding rings, Adler’s also offers baby gifts, wedding gifts, flatware and home page 75

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Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; www.shopsucre.com) — Is it the store’s pleasingly retro mint green color palette? The Lilliputian spoons provided alongside tiny cups of espresso? The dark chocolates lovingly inlaid with real gold leaf? Sucre’s je ne sais quoi has launched it into the national spotlight: Features in publications from Maxim to The New York Times have made this artisanal sweet shop a favored provider for chocolate junkies near and far. 2. Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 269-5707; www.bluefrogchocolates.com) 3. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 4860078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com)

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Magazine St., 302-1455; www.vomfassusa.com) — The name is as fun to say (try it: Vom FAHSS) as the cold-pressed oils are aromatic at this German franchise, which features nut and olive oils, fruit vinegars, wines, liquors and other products “from the cask” (a literal translation of the store’s name, as well as a description of its concept). 2. Branch Out (2022 Magazine St., 371-5913; www.branchoutshop.com) 3. Rye (714 Adams St., 872-9230; www.facebook.com/ryeclothing)

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Ochsner Health Systems (1514 Jefferson Hwy., 842-4083; www. ochsner.org) — Ochsner must have followed all the rules of healthy living since its birth in 1942, because it has grown big and strong: It’s now the largest private health care system in the region and covers all areas of medicine. Part of its popularity could be its accessibility, with eight hospitals and more than 35 health centers in southeast Louisiana. Its quality care has landed it on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list, and the National Research Corporation has given it a Consumer Choice for Healthcare award several years in a row. 2. Touro Infirmary (1401 Foucher St., 897-7011; www.touro.com) 3. East Jefferson General Hospital (3700 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 4565000; www.ejgh.org)

St., 861-8000) — If you are in pain, you can’t enjoy life to the fullest. Our readers choose Ledet as their favorite “human” pain reliever. The chiropractor realigns your spine to bring your body into balance and alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches and discomfort from injuries. 2. Dr. Sylvia Beaumont (1138 S. Carrollton Ave., 864-1234) 3. Dr. Leroy Joseph Stagni (3227 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-2225; www.stagnichiropractic.com)

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Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., 733-1600; www. elmwoodfitness.com) — With four locations, plus gymnastics and Kidsports facilities, Elmwood Fitness aims to keep the entire family fit and healthy and has topped this category for a second year in a row. The club administers to more than building muscles, though. It also offers nutrition and spa services, and you can even get your hair coiffed at the John Jay Salon at the Harahan location. 2. New Orleans Athletic Club (222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375; www.neworleansathleticclub.com) 3. Jewish Community Center (3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles Ave., 897-0143; www.nojcc.org)

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he sells supplements and more at his GNC stores, and he’s a trainer, health and lifestyle coach to professional athletes from football players to tennis great Serena Williams. He even helped favorite son John Goodman lose 100 pounds, and offers all kinds of general and specialized training for athletes and common joes alike. 2. Nolan Ferraro (Salire Fitness and Pilates Studio, 214 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 821-4896; www.salirefitness.com) TIE: 3. Donny Duke (New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375; www.neworleansatheticclub.com) 3. Heather Ryan (Ultimate Fitness, 4930 Prytania St., 891-1203; www.ultimate30.com)

Best Yoga Class

Wild Lotus Yoga (4842 Perrier St., 8990047; www.wildlotusyoga.com) — For the eighth year in a row, Wild Lotus takes the top spot as the best place to take a yoga class. It makes sense, because the studio offers more than 50 classes a week, which Wild Lotus says is the most extensive offering of classes in the Gulf South. The studio also caters to the mind-spirit connection with holistic workshops, concerts and more. 2. Life Yoga Studio (5422 Magazine St., 267-0380; www.lifenola.com) 3. NOLA House of Yoga (4712 Magazine St., 2989893; www.neworleanshouseofyoga.com)

Best Pilates Class

Uncle Joe’s Pilates Studio (8211 Hampson St., 895-5008; www.unclejoespilates.com) — Uncle

Joe’s — the nickname given to Joseph Pilates, originator of the workout regimen — offers classes for people of all fitness levels, and they have come in droves, boosting this Hampson Street studio up two places from last year to claim the top spot as Pilates king. Perhaps it’s because it’s more than just an exercise studio, Uncle Joe’s also helps increase your productivity, elminate stress and enjoy life more. 2. Romney Pilates Center (3701 Magazine St., 895-1167; www.romneypilates.com) 3. Salire Fitness & Pilates (214 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 821-4896; www.salirefitness.com)

Best Dance Class

Jazzercise (Citywide; www.jazzercise.com) — The secret to this dance workout is that you feel like you’re getting your groove on while going through a full-body workout that includes cardio and strength training as well as stretching. The programs keep expanding, now encompassing hip-hop music, which may be the reason it rose to first place this year. 2. New Orleans Dance Academy (5956 Magazine St., 899-3780; www.neworleansdanceacademy.com) 3. Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., 733-1600; www.elmwoodfitness.com)

Best Barbershop

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(with seven hot towels to relax you and your facial hair) and a haircut in a shop designed just for men? The perennial favorite in this category also rises to the top for the shop’s offerings of fashion accoutrements, skin- and hair-care products and gadgets that delight the boy in every man. 2. Magazine Street Barbershop (4224 Magazine St., 267-7823; www.magazinestbarbershop.com) 3. Golden Shears (6008 Magazine St., 895-9269)

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Paris Parker (Citywide; www. parisparker.com) — This salon’s mantra is “Be your best self, live your best life,” and it helps its customers attain this goal at its Aveda concept salons. Paris Parker doesn’t just cut hair, it designs hair styles and attends to overall hair and scalp health with special Aveda Purescriptions treatments. The salon also offers nail services, makeup applicaton and more. 2. H2O Salon and Spa (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-4377; 3908 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-951-8166; www. h2osalon-spa.com) 3. Guru Hair Studio (7915 Maple St., 861-7771)

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Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 835-0225; The Premier Center, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com) — You don’t just have your nails painted at Earthsavers, you get hand and foot therapy that includes cuticle treatment, reflexology, a leg massage (with some pedicures) and, of course, a beautiful coating of nail polish. The locally owned spa hopped up a spot this year to claim the top prize. 2. Spa Reyna (5221 Magazine St., 899-4171) 3. Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 891-4393; www.belladonnadayspa.com)

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we’ve considered retiring the category, but Gambit readers prove it’s still the No. 1 place to go for an extensive menu of therapeutic services, including detoxifying body rituals, aromatherapy, massage, skin-care treatments and a full sales floor of lifestyle products, home accessories, jewelry and dog supplies to make your life richer. 2. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 835-0225; The Premier Center, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com) 3. H2O Salon and Spa (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-4377; 3908 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-951-8166; www. h2osalon-spa.com)

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Best Tanning Salon

Planet Beach (Citywide; www.planetbeach.com) — Laying in the sun and sweating is the old-school way of getting a tan and one that isn’t very appealing during the dog days of summer in New Orleans. Planet Beach, however, gives you a comfortable, quick way to get a golden glow without all the heat exposure, and Gambit readers for another year say it’s the best indoor tanning salon around. There are lots of locations, so there is no excuse for looking like a snow bunny in New Orleans. 2. Solaris Tanning (7605 Maple St., 866-4826; www.tansolaris.com) 3. Maison du Soleil Tanning Spa and Boutique (6250 Gen. Diaz St., 304-0633; www.maisondusoleil.biz)

Best Body Piercing/ Tattoo Parlor

Electric Ladyland (610 Frenchmen St., 947-8286; www.electricladyland.net) — If you want to adorn yourself with the enduring art of tattoos, it pays to get the best artists around to do the inking. Electric Ladyland is the place to go, according to our readers. The tattoo parlor has been applying ink to New Orleanians since 1991, and has topped this category many times. 2. Eyecandy Tattoo (1578 Magazine St., 299-8222; www.eyecandytattoo.com) 3. Uptown Tattoos (575 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-

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Best Place to Buy Local Music

Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur St., 586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com) — National record retailers have gone the way of widgets in New Orleans, but this local favorite thrives because of its extensive selections of local music pressings, cultural artifacts, out-ofprint records and in-store music performances. 2. Mushroom New Orleans (1037 Broadway St., 861-4088; www.mushroomnola.com) 3. Peaches Records (408 N. Peters St., 282-3322: www.peachesrecordsneworleans.com)

Best Bookstore

Barnes & Noble (1601B Westbank Expwy., Harvey, 263-1146; Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville, 985626-8884; 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-4929; www.barnesandnoble.com) New Orleans is a local-centric town, but when it comes to bookstores, the national chain takes the top spot again this year. It has voluminous offerings of books, magazines, movies and music. It also gets big points for comfort, providing cozy chairs where you can sit and read a favorite tome over a cup of coffee. 2. Octavia Books (513 Octavia St., 899-7323; www.octaviabooks.com) 3. Borders (3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-1363; 3338 St. Charles Ave., 899-1501; www.borders.com)

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Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 8914393; www.belladonnadayspa.com) — Just think of a massage from Belladonna and your muscles start to relax and you want to lay down on a table and let an expert make alll your troubles melt away. Belladonna has plenty of options for that, including full-body and deep-tissue massages, pregnancy massages, warm stone massages and more. Plus, you can prolong the relaxation in a bath, jacuzzi or sauna. 2. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 835-0225; The Premier Center, 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com)

3. H2O Salon and Spa (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-4377; 3908 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-951-8166; www. h2osalon-spa.com)

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Best Bank

Capital One (Citywide;

www.capitalone.com) — With more locations than you have bucks in the bank, Capital One has made its mark on the New Orleans landscape. You don’t have to be a marauding Viking to take advantage of the bank’s services, which include checking and savings accounts, credit cards, car and home loans and commercial banking. So, what’s in your wallet? 2. Whitney (Citywide; www.whitneybank.com) 3. Chase (Citywide; www.chase.com)

Best Home Electronics Store

Best Buy (Citywide; www.bestbuy.com) — Price, selection and onestop shopping for electronics, computer, entertainment and appliances

has made readers vote Best Buy No. 1 electronic store for another year. The electronics superstore is nirvana for chic geeks — or anyone else who wants a good deal on a new toy. 2. Alterman Audio (3213 17th St., Metairie, 8345400; www.altermanaudio.com 3. Radio Shack (Citywide; www.radioshack.com)

Best Bedding Store

Bed, Bath & Beyond (901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 366-1394; 4401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-6930; www.bedbathandbeyond.com) — If the Bionic Woman (Lindsay Wagner) tells you your bed is the most important thing in your house, then you better believe it. If it’s that important to your happi-

ness and well-being you should dress it right, and readers say Bed, Bath & Beyond is the place to do it. It’s big, its got all the patterns and colors you could dream of for your boudoir and bath — and it’s got lots of stuff for the rest of your house as well. 2. Bedding Plus (Citywide; www.beddingplusmattress.com) 3. Hurwitz Mintz (1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, 378-1000; www.hurwitzmintz.com)

Best Local Camera Shop

Lakeside Camera Photoworks (3508 21st St., Metairie, 885-8660; www.lakesidecamera. com) — If it has to do with preserving memories or recording new ones, Lakeside Camera

Photoworks does it. We’re not sure whether readers voted Lakeside No. 1 for it’s photofinishing, its selection of cameras and photo equipment, photo restoration services, design services, framing or its showroom of books, calendars and gifts. Perhaps it’s all of the above. 2. Bennett’s Camera (3230 Severn Ave., Metarie, 885-9050; www.bennettscamera.com) 3. Moldaner’s Camera and Imaging (7808 Maple St., 866-6757; www.moldaners.com)

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Best Place to Board Your Pet

Zeus’ Place ( 4601 Freret St., 304-4718; www.zeusplace.com) — You don’t want to leave your pets at home, but you can’t always take them on vacation with you. Your dog may not mind, though, if you board him at Zeus’ Place. The boarding facility even has suites where all your family pets can stay together, and pet owners can see for themselves how their pets are doing through a web cam. Happy dog owners have voted Zeus’ doggie daycare tops in this category for a second year. 2. Metairie Small Animal Hospital (101 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8354266; outpatient clinics: 734 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 830-4080; Winn Dixie Marketplace, 4041 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-4400; 5040 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 455-2345; www.msah.com) TIE 3. Canine Connection (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 218-4098; www.canine-

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Best Place to Have Your Pet Groomed

Holly’s Grooming & Pet Supply (5942 Magazine St., 897-6884; www.hollyspetgrooming. com) — You won’t find a groomer named Holly on the staff — owner Jackie Roessle named the business after her first Old English Sheepdog, whose image is painted on the side of the building. But you will find well-groomed pets with trimmed nails, brushed coats and hairstyles befitting four-legged fashionistas. Holly’s specializes in non-stressful grooming techniques. 2. Zeus’ Place ( 4601 Freret St., 304-4718; www.zeusplace.com) 3. PetSmart (Citywide; www.petsmart.com)

Best Hotel

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans (921 Canal St., 524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ NewOrleans/Default. htm — New Orleanians have enjoyed puttin’ on the Ritz since the hotel rescued the beautiful beaux arts building that previously was Maison Blanche. The hotel certainly is ritzy, with plush guest rooms, a world-class spa, its M Bistro and a lounge that features crooner Jeremy Davenport on Thursdays and weekends. 2. The Roosevelt New Orleans (123 Baronne St., 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com) 3. W New Orleans (333 Poydras St., 525-9444; www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels)

Best Hardware Store

Harry’s Ace Hardware (3535 Magazine St., 8961510; www.harrysacehardware.com) — It’s a neighborhood hardware store that could have been the model for Howard Cunningham’s store on Happy Days; it also just happens to be a chain with outlets on Magazine Street, in Metairie and Algiers. When a New Orleanian mentions Harry’s Ace, it’s generally recognized as the Magazine Street store, which stocks more than 30,000 items for the home and yard. 2. Mary’s True Value (908 Bourbon St., 525-6279) 3. Home Depot (Citywide; www.homedepot.com)

Best Oil Change

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-up (Citywide; www.speedeeoil.com) — It could be the name’s promise of fast service, the cute red oil can with a funnel hat in the company logo or the plentiful locations. Most likely, however, SpeeDee is No. 1 because of its 17-point oil change service that includes not only taking care of your engine’s needs, but also washing your windows and vacuuming your floorboards. 2. 5-Minute Oil Change (Citywide; www.5minuteoilchange.com) 3. Jiffy Lube (1336 Gause Blvd., Slidell, 985-6493278; 7212 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-1192; www.jiffylube.com)

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Gambit readers indicate Sam’s Club has consistently competitive gas prices and four locations in the metro area. The service is no frills and DIY, but the prices will save you money. 2. Discount Zone (Citywide; www.discountzone.org) 3. Brothers (Citywide; www.brothersfoodmart.com)

Best Florist

Best Garden Store

Perino’s Garden Center (3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-7888; www.perinos. com) — This Metairie garden center got a green thumbs up from Gambit readers again this year, perhaps because its spacious facility has lots of room for displaying all kinds of flora — and all the fertilizer, potting soil and outdoor accoutrements you need or want. It also has a vast array of nature-inspired gifts. 2. Harold’s Indoor Outdoor Plants (1135 Press

Best Place to Buy Wine

Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; 3500 Magazine St., 899-7411; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; www.martinwine.com) — Oenophiles and those who occasionally like to sip a little vino both can find the wine they want (at prices they can afford) with the help of an expert staff that really known its vintages. That’s a good thing, because the choices are vast, whether you’re looking to fuel a party of experts or find a reasonably priced label for dinner. The Metairie location also stocks a range of wine accoutrements, gourmet cheeses and other foods. 2. Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com) 3. Rouses (Citywide; www.shop.rouses.com)

Best Liquor Store

Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; 3500 Magazine St., 899-7411; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-9518081; www.martinwine. com) — It doesn’t say it in its name, but Martin Wine Cellar features a wide array of spirits and beer as well as more than 1,000 in-stock wines at the Metairie location and hundreds at the other stores. The store’s staff can help you sort through the varieties of brands to ensure you get the taste you want at a fair price.

2. Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com) 3. Elio’s Wine Warehouse (6205 S. Miro St., 8661852; www.elioswinewarehouse.com)

Best New Orleans Neighborhood Grocery

Langenstein’s (800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-6682; 1330 Arabella St., 899-9283; www. langensteins.com) — Langenstein’s belongs to the exalted firmament of one-name New Orleans institutions — McKenzie’s, K&B, Schwegmann’s — but fortunately for us, this grocery store is still dere. Weekly specials like seafood gumbo, crawfish bisque and red beans made from family recipes, and a unique selection of gourmet items have made Langenstein’s a mainstay since 1922. 2. Zara’s (2042 Prytania St., 523-3658; 4838 Prytania St., 895-0581) 3. Robert Fresh Market (8115 S. Claiborne Ave., 488-0536; www.robertfreshmarket.com)

Best Jefferson Neighborhood Grocery

Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www. dorignacs.com) — It’s a true neighborhood store where generations of families have shopped (it’s been open since 1947), and you often hear store employees call customers by name like they’re talking to neighbors. Beyond the familiar, Dorignac’s has a large wine, beer and liquor section and prides itself on low prices for adult beverages. The meat and deli departments also have a following and will customize orders. 2. Langenstein’s (800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-6682; www.langensteins.com) 3. Breaux Mart (3705 Hessmer Ave., 885-9022; www.breauxmart.com)

Best Northshore Neighborhood Grocery

Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket (125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, 985-893-7554

or 985-893-0593; www. acquistapace.com) — Long known for its great selection and prices — as well as staff expertise — on wines and liquors, Acquistapace also offers a full range of grocery items and boasts it has the lowest everyday meat prices in St. Tammany Parish. It’s deli turns out a variety of party trays, and just try to leave the store without picking up some of the sumptuous cooked ribs. 2. Fresh Market (1816 Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-674-4105; www.thefreshmarket.com) 3. Saia’s (2225 Florida St., Mandeville, 985-626-9724)

Best Supermarket

Rouses (Citywide; www.shop.rouses.com) — Since its founding in Houma in 1960, Rouses has lived by the motto: buy the best in Louisiana and bring the best to Louisiana, something that’s irresistible to New Orleanians. Rouses boasts a large produce department with some of the freshes produce around (before there was a store, the Rouse family operated a produce

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company). We suspect, though, that an almost equal draw is the walk-in beer cooler stocked with a vast array of imported and domestic labels — all chilled and ready for an impromptu party. 2. Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 8999119; www.wholefoods.com) 3. Winn-Dixie (Citywide; www.winndixie.com)

Best Farmers Market

Crescent City Farmers Market on Tuesdays (200 Broadway St.; www. crescentcityfarmersmarket.org) — The Crescent City Farmers Market in Uptown Square on Tuesdays makes for one of the best lunch breaks in the city. The market features a weekly Green Plate Special, a fresh plate lunch cooked by a local page 89

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Villere’s Flowers (750 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, 833-3716; www.-villeresflowers. com) — This locally owned florist has been soothing hurt feelings and racking up big points for thoughtful lovers since 1969. Whether you need to say “I’m sorry” with a dozen red roses or spread a little unexpected joy with a mixed bouquet, the expert arrangers at Villere’s make sure you message is clear — and beautiful. 2. Harkins, the Florist (1601 Magazine St., 5291638; www.harkinsneworleans.com) 3. Mitch’s Flowers (4843 Magazine St., 899-4843; www.mitchsflowersuptown.com)

St., 947-7554) 3. The Plant Gallery (9401 Airline Hwy., 488-8887; www.theplantgallery.com)

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chef or market vendor showcasing seasonal goods. Take your plate back to work, or enjoy it in nearby Audubon Park. There’s also other prepared goodies to stock up on — everything from herbed goat cheese to spicy tamales — all from local vendors. 2. Crescent City Farmers Market on Saturdays (700 Magazine St.; www.-crescentcityfarmersmarket.org) 3. Mid-City Green Market on Thursdays (3700 Orleans Ave.; www.midcitygreenmarket.org)

Best Bakery

Best King Cake

Randazzo’s (2033 N. Hwy190, Suite 5 Covington, 985-893-1488, www.nonnarandazzo. com; 3501 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, 800-6842253, www.kingcakes.com; 3515 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 456-1476; www.randazzokingcake. com) — The fact that this family business ships its king cakes all around the country, and sometimes the world, is a testament to its quality. It doesn’t matter where you are,

Best Wedding Cake

Swiss Confectionery (747 St. Charles Ave., 5227788) — A beautiful wedding cake may make for memorable photos, but once the fondant comes off and it’s smeared on the bride and groom’s faces, the taste is what people remember. Swiss’ cakes, a must-have for any proper New Orleans wedding, look good and taste even better. This is why, once again, the generations-old bakery takes the cake. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com) 3. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; www.shopsucre.com)

Best Jazz Fest Food

Crawfish Bread — For some people, Jazz Fest is a food festival punctuated by some live music performances. Those are the people who mark their calendars for the time when they can get their hands on the Marksville, La.-based Panorama Foods’ cheesy, crunchy loaf that makes even the longest lines worth the wait. 2. Crawfish Monica 3. Cochon de Lait po-boy

Best Real Estate Agent

Eleanore Farnsworth (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., Suite 15, 891-1142; www.eleanorefarnsworth.com) — She seemingly has the St. Charles Avenue market cornered, but this real estate agent also is an expert in the Old Metairie, French Quarter and Lakefront markets. Readers voted her their top pick when it comes to top real estate for the second year in a row. 2. Charlotte Rivet (Prudential Gardner, 523 Metairie Road, Metairie, 889-7777; www.neworleansrealestate.prugardner.com) 3. Bryan Francher/ Leslie Perrin (The Francher Perrin Group, Prudential Gardner, 1820 St. Charles Ave., 861-6400; www.neworleanshomes.prugardner.com)

Best DWI Attorney

Martin Regan (Martin E. Regan & Associates, 2125 St. Charles Ave., 5227260; www.reganlaw.net) — You shouldn’t drink and drive, but stuff happens to even the best of us. If you ever find yourself staring down the end of a breathalyzer, give Martin Regan a call. Readers think the Uptown-based Regan is the best DWI attorney — or so they heard. 2. Troy Broussard (3231 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 835-9491; www.thedwidr.com) 3. Morris Bart (909 Poydras St., 525-8000; www.morrisbart.com)

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La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St., 269-3777) — It must be the gooey and flaky almond croissants, the sweet and savory breads, or the signature baguettes (for those lucky enough to snatch one up before they’re gone) that keep New Orleanians going en masse to this French bakery, which secures the top spot year after year. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com) 3. Laurel Street Bakery (5433 Laurel St., 8970576; (www.laurelstreetbakery.com)

the taste of a Randazzo’s braided king cake feels like home, regardless of which family member’s bakery you visit. Locals love Randazzo’s, too, which is why it earns top honors once again. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com) 3. Gambino’s (300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-7500; www.gambinos.com)

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Attaining Nirvana ewcomers to Indian food often assume the spicy, curry-filled cuisine will make them sweat like a stroll in the August heat. However, Nirvana’s (4308 Magazine St., 894-9797; www. insidenirvana.com) richly flavored Indian cuisine puts these vindaloo virgins’ misconceptions to rest. “We want to educate customers one by one,” says Anila Keswani, owner of Nirvana. This lesson takes place in a unique culinary classroom. Within walls bedecked with artistic depictions of the Hindu gods, customers dine on popular meals such as chicken tikka masala, a “universal dish” of roasted chicken breast and bell peppers topped with a cream sauce. Drawing inspiration from European curry houses, the Keswani family opened Taj Mahal, their first Indian eatery, in Metairie in 1982. Anila describes her late husband, Har, as the driving force behind the restaurant’s creation. “His cooking capability and his passion started it,“ she says. Nirvana was established in 1999 and has since become the Nirvana has thrived at its Uptown go-to place for locals craving savory onion pakoras, warm location since 1999. and chewy naan and tall glasses of mango lassi. PHOTOS BY NICOLE CARROLL Anila originally discussed the possibility of opening the Uptown restaurant with her son, Anjay. He held a specific visualization of what he wanted in developing Nirvana, from its convenient location to the items appearing on the menu. Keeping a younger demographic in mind, he wanted to place the restaurant on Magazine Street between Napoleon Avenue and Louisiana Avenue. “My son is the visionary behind the restaurant today,” she says. “(He suggested that) ‘Uptown was the way of the future.’” This strategy to attract new patrons paid off for the Keswani family. Nirvana not only captured the attention of area university students, but also became a popular vegetarian destination, because the menu includes an array of meatless options. “Over the last 10 years, Magazine Street has blossomed in that area,” Keswani says.

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Orchestra, New Orleans Ballet Association, etc.) radio stations (WWNO, WYES), the New Orleans Film Society, the New Orleans Photo Alliance, the Louisiana Division of Arts and Culture and others. Many will have special offers and giveaways. Last year’s event came out of informal meetings between Mulvihill and representatives from the opera and ballet associations, the philharmonic and Southern Rep. They were exploring ways to cooperate and reach out to each other’s members. When they reached out to more arts groups, Paul Maassen from WWNO suggested they throw a party, Mulvihill says. They lifted the name Culture Collision from a Houston event and decided to use NOMA’s space. Besides galas and fundraisers, parties in art spaces are not new in the city. In the Warehouse District, White Linen Night draws large crowds despite the August heat and limited gallery space. But especially since Hurricane Katrina, museum events have helped organizations reconnect with audiences and patrons. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Ogden After Hours series has become a weekly institution since the museum reopened. Also since Katrina, art events have become a greater part of NOMA’s programming. The museum stayed open for 24 hours just before the closing of its George Rodrigue retrospective. Since Miranda Lash, who is married to Mulvihill, became NOMA’s first curator of modern and contemporary art, the museum has hosted several large events, including a punk rock show for the opening of Skylar Fein’s Youth Manifesto expo. “I consider events separate from curating,” Lash says. “But events are a good way to celebrate a show.”

PAZ FEST II p.m. Friday 3 8Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlin-wolf.com SEPT

Susan Cowsill (pictured), Ingrid Lucia, Beth Patterson, Sharon Martin, Leslie Smith, George Porter Jr., Irvin Mayfield, Alex McMurray, Randy Jackson and many others perform Joni Mitchell songs as a fundraiser for the Ruth Paz Hospital for Burns and Pediatric Surgery in Honduras. Local music producer Michael Paz has organized events to support his mother’s namesake foundation. Tickets $20.

ANI DIFRANCO p.m. Friday 3 9Blue Nile, 532 Frenchmen St., 948-2583; www.bluenilelive.com SEPT

Throughout her two-decade, DIY, punky, alt-folk career, Ani DiFranco has put out roughly an album a year (most recently Red Letter Year in 2008). She’s managed to maintain a low profile while living in New Orleans, though she performed recently at Gulf Aid, and this is the first in a series of four solo acoustic shows upstairs at the Blue Nile. Tickets $15.

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The landmark horror release The Exorcist (1973) spawned a BY WILL COVIELLO slew of demonic possession films. The Last Exorcism won’t be the last, but it is the only one filmed in St. Bernard Parish — shot in the shaky, claustrophic, “found footage” style of The Blair Witch Project. It’s open at area cinemas, but if you plan to see it at the recently opened Chalmette Movies (8700 W. Judge Perez Drive), don’t drive home alone.

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ometimes the penalty for throwing a good party is not getting to enjoy it. After helping to organize the first Culture Collision at the New Orleans Museum of Art last year, Jim Mulvihill, former public relations officer for the museum, barely had time to catch his breath at the event. “I spent the whole time running down to the Shell station to get bags of ice,” he says. “But that’s not a bad problem to have.” The simple plan was to invite area arts organizations to set up tables at an after work happy hour event at NOMA. Each group notified its members and subscribers there would be music, cash bars and an opportunity to preview upcoming fall shows and events. As it turned out, an estimated 1,300 people attended, and NOMA staff had a hard time getting them to leave. “We sold a lot of tickets,” says Janet Wilson of the New Orleans Opera Association. “Half of them to students. That was kind of a surprise.” This year, the organizers are ready for a bigger event. Culture Collision 2 will expand to all three floors of the museum with live music by the Courtyard Kings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, and then the party will move outside to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden where DJ Matty will spin records until 10 p.m. Several area restaurants will offer light fare in the museum and the garden. There will be more than 30 organizations including museums (Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Louisiana State Museum, National World War II Museum, etc.), theaters (Southern Rep, Le Petit Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, etc.), performing arts groups (Louisiana Philharmonic

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Lead Strange Boy Ryan Sambol doesn’t sing his songs, exactly — he wheezes, squeals and pants his way through them, giving singular voice to the Austin sextet’s bowlegged, soul-based rock ’n’ roll. Be Brave (In the Red), the band’s February sophomore effort, is both sound advice and self-directive. Gentleman Jesse opens. Call for ticket information.

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Sunday 5 ARNAUD’S JAZZ BISTRO — Gumbo Trio, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Cosmic Who Dats, 9 BLUE NILE — Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey feat. Johnny Vidacatovich, 10 BMC — NOLA Music Series, 1; Joe Kennedy Project, 5:30; Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 9; George Sartin & Jack Cruz Project, midnight BUFFA’S LOUNGE — Some Like it Hot, 11 a.m. CAFE ATCHAFALAYA — Sam & Boone, 11 a.m. CAFE NEGRIL — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10 CAFE RANI — Courtyard Kings, 11 a.m. CIRCLE BAR — Micah McKee & friends, 6; Paul Caporino, 10

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Is Givers for real? Blowing underwater trumpet bubbles, traveling on a school bus filled with 40 friends, beaming at all times like hyperglycemic sandbox kings — press photos and cavorting blogs may not be good a barometer of a band’s mood, but the Lafayette pop quintet rarely appears less than entirely psyched to be alive and making music. It’s a vicious contagion passed along via playful, light-headed song. Gigging for barely a year, the group enjoyed an eventful first trip around the sun: opening one of its first out-of-town shows in June 2009 for Dirty Projectors in Baton Rouge, then joining the breaking Brooklynites on tour for five dates in October; deicing a path through East Coast blizzards in February, presumably by inner warmth; and blazing a reverse trail in the spring, beginning in Philadelphia in May and ending at Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest in June. Along the way, the band recorded two debuts, a September 2009 eponymous EP (Valcour) — the sweetest, fizziest Louisiana product since the nectar float — and a forthcoming 2011 full-length. Expect an ecstatic popcorn push toy. Singer/percussionist Tif Lamson also performs on Saturday, in a two-woman show at the Circle Bar with Empress Hotel’s Julie Williams. Caddywhompus and the City Zoo open at One Eyed Jacks. Tickets $10. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT — Bayou DeVille, 7 OLD POINT BAR — Wilson-Moore, 3:30 ONE EYED JACKS — Autolux, Gold Panda, 9 THE PRECINCT — Funk Express, 7:30 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Joe Krown, 11:30 a.m. RITZ-CARLTON — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m; Catherine Anderson, 2 ROOSEVELT HOTEL (BLUE ROOM) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. SING SING CLUB — Big Soul Band, 9 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Davy Mooney Quartet, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Rights of Swing, 3; Loose Marbles, 6; Pat Casey, 10 ST. CHARLES TAVERN — Maryflynn Thomas, 10 a.m. TIPITINA’S — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 VOILÀ — Mario Abney Quartet, 9 a.m. WHISKEY DIX — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 7 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 7 YUKI IZAKAYA — Luke Winslow King, 7

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NOW SHOWING AVATAR (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In James Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sci-fi fantasy, a wheelchair-confined former Marine is recruited to mine an extraterrestrial moon for the solution to Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s climate crisis. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14, Grand BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The museum screens a 4-D

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BLOOD INTO WINE (NR) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The

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CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kitty

Galore, a former cat agent, goes rogue to try and take down canines as well as her kitten comrades. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 CHARLIE ST. CLOUD (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Zac Efron plays an accom-

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Carell, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel and others provide the voices in this animated comedy about orphans who see dad potential in a diabolical supervillan. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14

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A ROOM WITH A VIEW to the guest who brings the biggest idiot. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14 DINOSAURS ALIVE! (NR) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; David

Clark helms a CGI jaunt in a Jurassic park. Entergy IMAX, Kenner MegaDome

EAT PRAY LOVE (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Julia Roberts stars in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memoir about finding herself through a journey around the world. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Prytania THE EXPENDABLES (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A

group of mercenaries is hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

GET LOW (PG-13)â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A cranky old recluse decides to have a funeral for himself while heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still alive. Canal Place, AMC Palace 20 INCEPTION (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A thief

(Leonardo DiCaprio) skilled at extracting secrets from deep within the subconscious gets a chance at redemption. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

A lesbian coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives are turned upside down when their children successfully find their biological father. Canal Place THE LAST EXORCISM (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

In Eli Rothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horror film, true evil awaits a reverend on a Louisiana farm where he will conduct and document his final exorcism. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 LOTTERY TICKET (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

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10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The sequel to the 2006 film

finds the magical nanny taking on five mischievous charges. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

THE OTHER GUYS (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two mediocre cops (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) stumble into a case that gives them a chance to prove their worth. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 PIRANHA 3-D (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A school of prehistoric man-eating fish descends upon a popular Spring Break locale. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 RESTREPO (R) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tim

Hetherington and Sebastian Jungerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary is an unvarnished account from the front lines of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Canal Place

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SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Michael Cera stars

in Edgar Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film adaptation of the graphic novel series. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9 STEP UP 3-D (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Highstakes street-dance showdowns come alive with 3-D in this sequel. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE SWITCH (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A single

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Zach Levyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Strongman often seems like a documentary version of The Wrestler, only instead of following Mickey Rourke as an aging prowrestler, the subject is aging strongman Stanley â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stanless Steelâ&#x20AC;? Pleskun. His better gigs include lifting three people with one ďŹ nger for a British TV show and bending a horseshoe for a suburban New Jersey childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party. Less glamorous stunts involve lifting trucks in parking lots. (Levy says Pleskun spent a year working in Jackson Square.) Pleskun is a big-hearted, gentle giant whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to get everything in place for one last push for stardom. He sees the bright lights of Cirque du Soleil, which he also dismisses as tricks and illusions, but is blind to his own humble surroundings. His training regimen is a hodge-podge of mantras about positive thinking, eating garlic and natural foods, and hauling and bending discarded machinery and scrap metal. He coaches his girlfriend Barbara on how to introduce him and hype a crowd, but that works about as well as their relationship. She delivers completely wooden readings of his introduction notes, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting tired of him treating their lives like his show, the luster of which has all but worn off. Like a mystic, however, he believes his rare strength is part of a spiritual or trascendent calling. Regardless of his numerous feats of strength, Pleskun doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a great grasp on every aspect of his life. The camera captures raw moments between him, Barbara and her best friend, who strongly disapproves of him. At nearly two hours, the ďŹ lm includes a couple of extended scenes in which their emotions boil just under the surface, and glances directly at the camera show the intimate access they allowed the ďŹ lmmaker. At times, Pleskun gets drunk and angry, and one fears for everyone in his presence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; moments that help reveal how much of his identity and masculinity are invested in his physical strength. But even in the documentaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow-paced, cinema verite style, he travels a heroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey and overcomes some of his weaknesses. Presented by the New Orleans Film Society. Tickets $8 general admission, $6 NOFS and CAC members. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Will Coviello

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AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 TAKERS (PG-13) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A group of

skilled criminals that consistently pulls off perfect bank robberies meets its match in a determined detective. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

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Friedberg and Aaron Seltzerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spoof movie franchise takes on the Twilight movies. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S (NR) — Students at St. Trinian’s school become embroiled in a gambling plot and are abetted by the school’s headmistress. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday, La Divina Cafe e Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria. com BLAZE (R)— The film is a fictionalized story of the latter years of Earl Long, during which he supposedly falls in love with a stripper named Blaze Starr. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. Monday, The Inn on Bourbon Hotel, 541 Bourbon St., 524-7611; www.innonbourbon. com BRIT WIT — The Big Top screens British come-

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (NR) — The deformed and reclusive bell ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral befriends a gypsy woman framed for murder in 15th century France. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and Sept. 8, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com PINK FLAMINGOES (NC-17) — The theater

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SENSORY FRIENDLY FILMS — The AMC Palace 20 and AMC Palace 10 theaters screen Nanny McPhee Returns in an accepting environment for autistic children and their families. Visit www.autism-society.org/sensoryfilms for details. 10 a.m. Saturday. VIEUX CARRE MATINEES — The Historic New Orleans Collection screens short films on Louisiana history and culture. Visit www. hnoc.org for details. Free admission. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., 5222081; www.lepetittheatre.com VIXEN (NR) — The tale of a burglary gone awry was shot entirely in Louisiana and features only Louisiana and Mississippi actors. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net THE WIZARD OF OZ (G) — A young girl swept

away to a magical land in a tornado embarks on a quest to find her way home. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania. com

AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), 429-9090; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), 734-2020; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), 734-2020; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), 734-2020; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 277-4778; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012 Compiled by Lauren LaBorde

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Opening ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Annual

faculty exhibition, through Sept. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by

Amy Archinal, jewelry by Debra Villa and new works by Julie Breaux, all through Sept. 30. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “Quiet Light,” new works on oil by Masahiro Arai, through Sept. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Mouth

Environment,” metalwork by Rachel David, photographs by Jayme Kalal and woodwork by Jesse Stolzfus, through Sept. 25. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “The Call of the

Alluvial Empire,” new works by Gina Phillips, through September. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Oak Growing,” a group exhibition, through September. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com — “2010 No Dead Artists,” a

juried exhibition featuring artists from around the country, through Sept. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www. newmanschool.org — Works

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on paper and wooden sculpture by Jesselyn Benson Zurik, through Sept. 10. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

AORTA PROJECTS. Poland Avenue and North Miro Street; www.aortaprojects.blogspot. com — “Blue Fence,” installation by Jennifer Odem, through December.

432 Julia St., 522-1999; www. arthurrogergallery.com — New sculpture by Lin Emery; “Opera Houses,” photographs by David Leventi; both through Sept. 11.

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ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limitededition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing.

1022 GALLERY. 1022 Lowerline St., 301-0679; www.1022gallery. blogspot.com — “Vanishing

Acts,” mixed media and oil paintings by Dana Beuhler, Caroline Thomas and Alexandra Adduci, through Oct. 9.

ings, sculpture and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.

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JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “I Saw in Louisiana a Live

In the dark days that followed Hurricane Katrina, returning residents were confronted with an overwhelming task. Many flooded houses needed to be gutted and renovated, and even those on the relatively elevated “sliver by the river” often needed roof repairs. The scale of the damage was daunting, but many home owners were aided by a small army of mostly Hispanic laborers, many undocumented, who gutted houses and replaced roofs, typically for less than others would have charged. For their trouble, many were shortchanged by unscrupulous homeowners and shady contractors, who all too often got away with it. Although there are many good arguments against illegal immigration, the bottom line for south Louisiana is that these guys were lifesavers, scruffy angels of deliverance who received scant recognition for their role in helping to rebuild a city. This Invisibles exhibit of photographs by Abdul Aziz, Meryt Harding, Dennis Couvilion, Craig Morse, Leslie Parr, Mario Tama, Aoife Naughton and Wes Wallace was assembled by curator Jose Torres Tama as a gesture of thanks for their ubiquitous contributions. Here we have an opportunity to observe the laborers more closely. What we see in Naughton and Wallace’s Claiborne Avenue series are the wary expressions of men who wait on street corners, either for work or police harassment, whichever comes first. The look on the faces of some young hombres posed on flood ravaged carousel ponies in Craig Morse’s Carousel of Democracy (pictured) is more ambiguous, or ironic, but Mario Tama’s Migrant Day Laborer No. 4 reveals a swarthy young man holding up a snapshot of a baby he may never have even seen in person, but his beaming visage says all you need to know about hope. Torres Tama’s contributions include photographs of Hispanic workers protesting the mysterious death of Jose Reyes, a Salvadoran who died while in custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It was ICE’s eighth such mysterious death recorded this year. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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Invisibles,” photographs depicting the post-Katrina Latino immigrant presence, through Saturday. BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Second Line: Lift-

ing Our Souls Up Into Heaven,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean

Mitchell, ongoing.

CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings by Caliche and Pao, ongoing. CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de

Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist schools, ongoing.

CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective.com — “Let Them Eat

Crude,” acrylic paintings by Tony Nozero, through September.

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition of Ital-

ian artists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Pastels by Joaquim

Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paintings

from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Singing Over the Bones,”

ceramics by Beverly Morris, through September.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Art Chaud,” a sum-

mer group exhibition featuring new work by 17 local artists, through Saturday.

ESOM GALLERY. 3935 Magazine St., (225) 202-6405 — Works by

Tony Mose, Alex Harvie, Dennis Hargroder and Lou DeAngelo, through Sept. 21.

FRAMIN’ PLACE & GALLERY. 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-3311; www.nolaframing.com — Prints

by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing. FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www.fredrickguessstudio.com — Paintings by

Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “Un-

derstory,” a group exhibition featuring works inspired by plant life, through Sunday.

GALERIE D’ART FRANCAIS. 541 Royal St., 581-6925 — Works by

Todd White, ongoing.

GALERIE PORCHE WEST. 3201 Burgundy St., 947-3880 — Pho-

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing.

GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery artists, ongoing. GALLERY 421. 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-5858 — “A to Z: Alluring Abstracts to Zany Zinfandels,” paintings by Pamela Marquis; “Under the Sea,” watercolors by Pamela Marshall; both through Tuesday. More than 500 pieces of art by more than 50 artists, ongoing. GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu. com — “The Wrench Series,”

incised paintings by Mitchell Lonas, through Sept. 25.

THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “Treasures of the Gulf,”

a group exhibition featuring more than 12 artists, through Sept. 26.

GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 899-4687; www. guylymanfineart.com — “Young, Talented and Still Affordable,” a group exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture by new artists, through Oct. 28. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www.heriardcimino.com — “Broken Time,”

new paintings and pastel drawings by Pinkney Herbert, through Sept. 18.

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Calling Out the Wards,”

a group exhibition featuring Diego Larguia, through Tuesday.

KKPROJECTS. 2448 N. Villere St., 415-9880; www.kkprojects.org — “Knead,” works by Kristian

Hansen, Tora Lopez, John Oles and William Murphy, ongoing.

KURT E SCHON. 510-520 St. Louis St., 524-5462 — The gallery

specializes in 18th and 19th century European oil paintings by artists from the French Salon and Royal Academy as well as French Impressionists

chelleywilliams.com — Works by Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.

review flower Power We all know how Hurricane Katrina affected the people of this region, but only the earliest storm-weary returnees got to witness a remarkable phenomenon of nature that was as dramatic as it was fleeting. Called the “Katrina Spring,” it was an amazing out-of-season flowering of a vast array of local plant life. What were mere muddy stumps in September came back blooming, as if on steroids, in November, a time when most of them normally would be hunkered down for a long winter’s sleep. This Understory show, while not specifically about that event, deals with its roots in the tenacious and near-defining role plant life plays in shaping this city’s sense of place. Works by Aileen Boos, Christopher Brumfield, Shana Hayward, Susan Norris-Davis, Jonathan Traviesa, David Webber and curator Megan Roniger explore the secret life of local flora in any number of ways. Native plant specialist Norris-Davis’ delicately realistic pen-and-ink drawings are expertly executed botanical studies, but each one also is accompanied by an eloquent essay (available on request), a personal narrative that reads like a short story dealing with the interplay of this city’s plants and people in the wake of Katrina. Roniger’s mixed-media renditions of area vegetation like cat’s claw, angel’s trumpet and oleander suggest a kind of pop-baroque minimalism, with flowers and leaves reduced to patterns of iconic forms that hint at things infinite and eternal. And then there is the untitled installation by Boos that capitalizes on the borderline-sinister beauty of the psychotropic angel’s trumpet flower, deploying vaguely humanoid ceramic and cloth replicas of them in an arch-like phalanx of angels (pictured) or migration of souls, with a shadowy chorus for counterpoint. All of this is appropriate to a place where the most gorgeous flowers can cause madness if ingested and where the most common vines can strangle trees or rip apart houses, or anything else foolish enough to linger in their path. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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Understory: Group Exhibition of New Work Dealing With local Plant life The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave., 920-3980; www.nolafront.org

L9 CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 539 Caffin Ave., 948-0056 — “Faces

of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing. LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 —

New paintings by Holly Sarre, ongoing.

LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries. com — “Anting,” paintings and

pastels by Jesse Poimboeuf, through Sept. 25.

LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www.louisianacrafts.org — Group show featuring works from guild members, ongoing.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 427-4759; www. martinechaissongallery.com — “Fanciful Fauna,” oil on canvas by Hunt Slonem, through Sept. 25. METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Unconventional

Portrait,” works by Mark Bercier, David Halliday, Gina Phillips and Alexander Stolin, ongoing.

MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 558-0505; www. michalopoulos.com — Paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS GALLERY. 835 Julia St., 585-1945; www.mi-

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; www. neworleansglassworks.com — “A

Culinary Extravaganza: The Sweet Sounds of Satchmo and the Sugarfoot Stomp,” works by Chad Gilchrist, Lisa Liggett, Melissa Clark and Cathy DeYoung, through Sept. 30. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., 610-4899; www.neworleansphotoalliance. blogspot.com — “GULF,” a group

exhibition of photographs exploring the Gulf of Mexico, through Sept. 18.

NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane.edu — “Voices Inside: The Form and

Function of Baskets,” more than 200 baskets from around the world; “Creative Environs: Art of the Newcomb Pottery”; both through Oct. 17.

OAK STREET GALLERY. 8219 Oak St., 912-3304 — “Industry Zoo,”

sculptural paintings by Sherry Francalancia, through Tuesday.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — “Simul-

taneous Horizons,” mixed-media and acrylic works by Edith Moseley and Brad Robertson, through Sept. 28.

ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local and national artists, ongoing. PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works

by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing.

PHOTO WORKS NEW ORLEANS. 521 St. Ann St., 593-9090; www. photoworksneworleans.com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., 899-4100 — “Southern Life

After Death,” a group exhibition featuring five artists depicting afterlife in various mediums, through September.

REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart. com — “Vintage New Orleans

Artists,” watercolors, etchings and folk art; “Patrons Saints,” works by Shelley Barberot; both ongoing.

RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by Darrin and Yolanda

Butler, Greg Little, Tress Turner and other New Orleans artists, ongoing.

RIVERSTONE GALLERIES. 719 Royal St., 412-9882; 729 Royal St., 581-3688; Riverwalk, 1 Poydras St., Suite 36, 566-0588; 733 Royal St., 525-9988; www.riverstonegalleries.net — Multimedia works by

Ricardo Lozano, Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing.

RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue. com — Works by George Rodrigue, ongoing. ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY. 446 Vallette St., Algiers Point, 366-3602; www.rosetreeglass.com — Hand-blown

glasswork, ongoing.

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www. rustypelicanart.com — Works by

Travis and Lexi Linde, ongoing.

SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I

Genti H2O,” works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing.

SHEILA’S FINE ART STUDIO. 1427 N. Johnson St., 473-3363; www. sheilaart.com — Works by Sheila

Phipps, ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Beginning the

Journey,” bronze, paper and wax sculpture; serigraphs and digital prints by R.G. Brown and Karen Eustis, through Tuesday.

SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 847-9458 — “Out of the Blue,” a

group exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — “A Decade ... ,” works on paper and encaustic works on panel by Tony Hernandez; “Walkes & Waltzes,” ceramic works by Dana Chapman; both through Tuesday. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. sttammanyart.org — “Scenes of

Covington,” a group exhibition featuring plein air paintings, through Wednesday. “Members Gallery Group Exhibition,” works from six artists, through Monday. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Melting

Lines,” works by Murielle White, through Sept. 27. TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “Fever Dreams,” drawings and paintings by Thomas Woodruff, through Oct. 22.

Call for artists ART SPILL. The Collective World Art Community invites artists to apply to appear in a juried show of artwork and crafts to be held during the multidisciplinary event in November. Visit www.collectiveworldartcommunity.com for details. Submission deadline is Oct. 5. CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN AWARD. The New Orleans

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PAGE 107 MIDDLE EAST FILM FESTIVAL. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net — The festival

seeks film submissions, as well as Arab, Persian or Middle Eastern musicians, multi-media installations and performance pieces for the November event. Visit www. nolamideastfilmfest.blogspot. com for details. Submission deadline is Sept. 30. THE MULTISPECIES SALON 3: SWARM. Works from artists

fitting within the themes “Life in the Age of Biotechnology,” “Edible Companions” and “Hope in Blasted Landscapes” are invited to submit works for art shows to coincide with the American Anthropological Association convention in November. Email multispecies.salon@gmail.com for details. Submission deadline is Wednesday. VAMPIRE FILM FESTIVAL. Filmmakers and musicians are encouraged to submit vampire or gothic-themed short films, feature films, music videos and experimental films for the October festival. Visit www. vampirefilmfestival.com for details. Submission deadline is Sept. 17. VOODOO EXPERIENCE ART MARKET. Artists and craft ven-

dors are invited to apply for exhibit space at the October music festival. Email vendors@thevoodooexperience. com or visit www.thevoodooexperience.com/2010exp/ experience/marketplace for details. Submission deadline is Friday.

AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Perma-

nent exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records. AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. Tilton Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5535 — “Tom Dent: A Heavy Trip

Through the South,” an exhibition highlighting the New Orleans poet, playwright and historian, through September.

ASHÉ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 1998-

2008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing.

BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave., 5224806; www.backstreetmuseum. org — Permanent exhibits

of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER.

Unknown New Orleanians,” photographs of the city’s working poor, ongoing. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail. org — “Absinthe Visions,” pho-

GEORGE & LEAH MCKENNA MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART. 2003 Carondelet St., 5867432; www.themckennamuseum.com — “Synesthesia: A

tographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

GREAT AMERICAN ALLIGATOR MUSEUM. 2051 Magazine St., 523-5525 — The museum

The Animals of World War II,” artifacts focusing on animals employed and encountered in the war, through Oct. 17.

Blending of the Senses,” new works by Carl Joe Williams, through Oct. 9.

features fossils, taxidermy, folk art, kitsch, Americana and more. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “Katrina +

5: Documenting Disaster,” an oral history and photography project with historical maps, documents and a multimedia presentation, through Sept. 12. Early Louisiana furniture from the Magnolia Mound Plantation collection, through Dec. 11.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Deepwater Horizon

Response,” a conceptual installation about the BP oil disaster by Mitchell Gaudet, through September. “Untitled No. 6029,” sculpture by Eric Dallimore, through December.

LOUISIANA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM. 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org — “Mr. Rogers’

Neighborhood: A Hands-On Exhibit”; “Fetch,” a scavenger hunt designed to develop problem-solving skills; “Team Turtle Training Camp,” handson exhibit designed to teach kids how to make healthy choices; all ongoing.

LOUISIANA FILM MUSEUM. Montrel’s Bistro, 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747; www.louisianafilmmuseum.org — The muse-

um features props, costumes, video clips, still photographs, posters and other exhibits from major films produced in Louisiana.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6968 — “Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause,” an interactive exhibit exploring the damaging effects of illegal drugs, through Nov. 24. LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 3102149; www.lasc.org — The

Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years.

MAIN LIBRARY. 219 Loyola Ave., 529-7323; www.nutrias. org — “Hidden from History:

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Loyal Forces:

NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www. noaam.com — “Sumpt’n

to See, Native Son Comes Home,” paintings by Ted Ellis; “Drapetomania: A Disease Called Freedom,” a collection of artifacts by Derrick Joshua Beard; both through November.

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

Louisiana, 1965–2010,” an exhibition featuring female artists who have lived or worked in New Orleans, through Sept. 12, and more. NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 5658027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — Exhibits on 19th-cen-

tury pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 5399600; www.ogdenmuseum. org — “The Art of Tennessee,”

works from the collection of Gertrude and Ben Caldwell; “Place Meets Time,” photographs by Tom Rankin; “Flight Lab,” a multi-media piece by Jenny K. Hager; “Art Speaks,” a video project by YA/YA; “Telling Their Stories: The Lingering Legacy of the Katrina Photographs,” photographs depicting Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath; all through Sept. 19, and more. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “New Orleans con Sabor

Latino,” an exhibit highlighting the legacy of Latin cuisine in New Orleans, through Nov. 15; “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit, and more.

TEKREMA CENTER FOR ART AND CULTURE. 5640 Burgundy St., 247-2612 — “Healing Waters:

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EVITA. Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-0556; www.slidell-slt. org — The theater presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical portrait of Argentine political leader Eva Perón. Tickets start at $14. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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lege, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street, 671-5000; www.dcc.edu — The women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www. crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday.

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Music Complex, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., ; www.loyno.edu — The chorus seeks singers for its upcoming season. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 525-2111 or email admin@ symphonychorus.com for details. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Four androids improvise a space voyage. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

BASED ON REAL LIFE. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The weekly long-form improv comedy show features some guys, a girl and someone named John Stewart. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, plus an open mic. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday. GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The

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After years of roles in drag with Running With Scissors, Bob Edes Jr. might seem typecast as the outrageously flamboyant Mr. Charles in The New Century. Former host of the radio show “Too Gay,” Mr. Charles was such an unrepentant queen that New York City asked him to leave. He reserves the right to speak “shebonics” and have “nellie breaks,” in which he flutters his hands and squeals in a high-pitched voice. Mocking homophobia, he says he can turn a baby gay just by giving it a certain look. Stitching together a play from several monologues, Paul Rudnick indulges inflated gay stereotypes as well as a couple of other social archetypes, including a Jewish mother and a mid-Westerner with plain and tacky tastes. Mr. Charles delights in loud clothing and gestures, and Edes carries the show with his unflappable ease and great comic delivery. Barbara (Lisa Picone) is a craft-obsessed Indiana woman who leaves no sweater or accessory unadorned or unBeDazzled. With a thick Long Island accent, Helene (Francine Segal) expresses her belief her three gay children are God’s challenge to her to become the most understanding parent in the world. As much as Rudnick revels in absurd hyperbole and filthy or catty quips, each of the characters earnestly seeks some sense of understanding and fulfillment. Picone’s unrelenting cheer and deft tenor rescue a one-dimensional character. Barbara’s all encompassing dedication to crafting is both a business and an avoidance behavior. When her son died of AIDS, making a square for the AIDS quilt offered her a path toward acceptance of his homosexuality, and it offers her insight into others’ healing as well. Rudnick throws out some amusing comparisons, for example, between Helene’s brand-fetish materialism and Mr. Charles’ couture-label snobbery. Vanity seems to be an antidote to loneliness and existential dread. More creepy and less convincing is the intersection between Helene’s domineering motherhood and her son’s submissive sadomasochistic side. The characters’ eccentricities make them a bit unwieldy, and the initial scene with Helene is not the smoothest takeoff. But the concluding portion in a New York maternity ward with the entire cast ties their unique paths together in an entertaining way. And like drag, it’s all very convincing, so long as you don’t stare too long. — Will Coviello

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Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $7.50, free for members. 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday 2 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of

Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — The Ogden offers art activities for kids during the weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

LITTLE MASTERS. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — Children ages 2 and a half to 5 and their parents or caregivers paint, dance, sing and try yoga moves in the gardens. Call 488-5488 ext. 410 or email kchulvick@longuevue.com for details. Admission $15, $12 members (includes one adult and child). 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m.

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Counseling Solutions of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker helps group participants going through divorce. Call 835-5007 for details. EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY LEARNING FOUNDATION DISCUSSION . Mahalia Jackson

Early Childhood & Family Learning Center, 2405 Jackson Ave. — The discussion titled “How Does Early Childhood Education Prevent Crime?” features Sheriff Marlin Gusman, WWL-TV anchor Sally-Ann Roberts and a panel comprised of representatives from the NOPD and other agencies. Pre-registration is required. Email plandrieu@ cox.net for details. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Green Resource Center, 841 Carondelet St., 525-2121; www. globalgreen.org — The program teaches how to choose the right windows and doors to achieve energy efficiency and comfort in one’s home. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 — Representatives are available at the center to assist homeowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. SEVENTH WARD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING . Private residence,

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Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. CULTURE COLLISION II . Besthoff

Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 488-2631; www. noma.org — The event features a cultural bazaar, live music, food and drink from local restaurants, and an after-party in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. general admission, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after-party. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French

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GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost & Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE .

St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.

LGBT YOUTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP. LGBT Community

Center of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., www.lgbtccno. org — The center provides a support group for 18- to 24-year-olds dealing with the struggles of coming out, sexuality, family and relationships. Email programs@lgbtccno.org for details. 7 p.m. Wednesday. First Wednesday of every month.

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NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY MEETING . Whitney Bank

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Ave., 523-9600 — Celebrity bartenders mix drinks to benefit the Southern Animal Foundation during the sixweek-long, dog-friendly event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WARGAMES. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The museum hosts WWII board and miniatures gaming on the first Thursday of every month. Pre-registration required. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday 3 EASTSIDE ART MARKET. Eastside Studios, 107 S. Orange St., Hammond, (985) 542-7113 or (985) 543-0403 — Eastside Studios holds a juried art market for professional artists on the first Friday of each month. Artists pay a $15 application fee and, if accepted, a $20 booth fee. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. NO FLEAS MARKET. Canine Connection/Canine Culture, 4920 Tchoupitoulas St.; www. canineconnectionnola.com — The sale of used clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, books and other items benefits local animal rescue groups and shelters. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. POND LIFE . Fontainebleau

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Participants explore the park’s pond to learn about aquatic wildlife. 4 p.m.

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING . J. Singleton School,

1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 8661163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FRERET MARKET. Freret

Market, corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, 6382589; www.freretmarket. org — The market offers food, arts, live music and goods from local exhibitors on the first Saturday of each month. Noon to 5 p.m.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET.

Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

MARCH TO THE MARSH . Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The park ranger leads a nature walk to the Alligator Marsh Boardwalk. 11 a.m. NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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NATURE HAYRIDE . Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The tractorpulled hayride to the park identifies the flora and fauna seen along the way. 1 p.m.

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Bar & Hall, 3129 St. Roch Ave., 949-5824 — The bar hosts a Labor Day weekend ladies night featuring performances by male dancers. Call 7824643 or 261-2772 for details. Admission $25-$45. 10 p.m.

Saturday 4 Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell — The Slidell Art League hosts a monthly art market at the Camellia City Farmers Market. Visit www.slidellartleague. info for details. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. E-WASTE AND PAINT DROP-OFF. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly electronic waste and paint drop-off event. Visit www.greenproject.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m.

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Sunday 5 DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE .

New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

DRINK ’N’ DRAW. Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., 588-2616 — The weekly event features a live model, happy hour drink specials and art instruction upon request. Call 299-9455 for details. Admission $20. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 5692700; www.3rcp.com — The knitting group meets every Sunday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING .

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 6773668 — Park rangers host a weekly demonstration of woodworking techniques. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker facilitates a 12-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group for depression. Call for details.

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H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (excepting holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www.notoast234. freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Nonprofit Central,

1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 895-2361; www.nonprofit-central. org — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that hire local performers for cultural events. Call 558-6100 or visit www.jazzandheritage.org for details. Application deadline is Sept. 20.

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST. Open to amateurs and

professionals, the competition is judged by music industry stars and awards more than $150,000 in cash and prizes. Visit www.songwritingcompetition.com for details. Submission deadline is Oct. 6. LOUISIANA YEAR OF THE SONG 2010 SONG CONTEST. The contest

winner receives a two-day writing session with songwriter Jim McCormick. Visit www.nosongfest. com/song+contest for details. Application deadline is Oct. 15. NEW ORLEANS WRITING INSTITUTE . The Arts Council of New Orleans hosts a fiction- and creative nonfiction-writing workshop taught by James Nolan. The workshop starts Sept. 15. Call 522-5934 or email jnolan77@bellsouth.net for details. PROJECT HOMECOMING . The faith-

based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 942-0444 ext. 244 for details.

CaLL for VoLunteers AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION.

Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth.org for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@degashouse.com for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The

group holds orientations to connect locals with available volunteer opportunities in New Orleans. Call 483-7041 ext. 107 or email cho@ handsonneworleans.org for details.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL.

The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson’s public schools seeks adult mentors. Call 836-0808 for details.

MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS.

Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS.

Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers to provide recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New

Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMSOutreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts,

academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@ nooutreach.org or call 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS.

New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; www.nocoa.org — The council seeks senior volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details.

START THE ADVENTURE IN READING.

The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students in reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email elizabeth@scapc.org or visit www. stairnola.org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The

Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details. TOURO VOLUNTEER SERVICES. Touro

Volunteer Services, 1401 Foucher St., 897-8107; www.touro.com/content/ careercamp — The infirmary seeks adult volunteers to assist with the Family Surgery Lounge, Patient Information Desk, book and goody cart, hospital tours and health screenings. Call Volunteer Services at 897-8107 for information.

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Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www.goldminesaloon. net — The 17 Poets! series hosts a weekly poetry reading. An open mic follows. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday.

BARNES & NOBLE JR . Barnes &

Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore hosts regular free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES.

Kitchen Witch Cook Books Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday. CYNTHIA HOGUE & REBECCA ROSS. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The authors sign When The Water Came: Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the

Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — The bar hosts a weekly free poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

LATTER LIBRARY BOOK SALE . Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — Friends of New Orleans Public Library holds its regular book sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes &

Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. MID-CITY WRITERS GROUP. Prose

writers meet to read and critique original work. Email midcity. writers@gmail.com for details. Tuesday.

OPEN MIC POETRY & SPOKEN WORD. Yellow Moon Bar, 800

France St., 944-0441; www.yellowmoonbar.com — Loren Murrell hosts a weekly poetry and spokenword night with free food. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

OPEN MIC POETRY JAM . La Divina

Cafe e Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — The cafe invites writers to read their work. All styles welcome. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

OUTLOUD! . Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur St., 571-1863; www.rubyfruit-jungle.com — AR Productions presents a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 7 p.m. Tuesday. PASS IT ON . Red Star Gallery, 2513

Bayou Road — The gallery hosts a weekly spoken word and music event. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Saturday.

PLATO’S “SYMPOSIUM”. Milton H.

Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — The New Orleans Lyceum hosts a reading of Plato’s Symposium the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Call 473-7194 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

POETRY MEETING . New Orleans

Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — The forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

REBECA ANTOINE, BARB JOHNSON & NIYI OSUNDARE . Garden District

Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The authors sign Voices Rising 2. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

RICHARD STEWART. Kitchen Witch Cook Books Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The author signs Gumbo Shop Cook Book. 1 p.m. Saturday. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215

Magazine St., 343-2406 — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday.

TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground

Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 8913381; www.neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

UNIVERSES. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spokenword, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. WALLACE STEVENS GROUP. New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www.lyceumproject.com — The group meets every other Sunday to discuss the poet’s works. Call 460-9049 for details. 10 a.m. For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.


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he very name Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar implies that you’ll have a few options for assembling meals at this new Japanese restaurant. “Small plates” references the many appetizers that make up the bulk of the menu, while the “noodle bar” aspect comes from huge bowls of ramen noodle soups or stir-fries of yaki soba and udon. But what becomes clear only after entering is that there’s also the option to begin dinner with a stirring rendition of a Queen anthem, a sentimental country ballad or even a falsetto send-up of a Beyoncé hit. Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar does karaoke, and it’s not a mere sideline or Saturday night promotion. It’s a fundamental part of the restaurant. Once a location of Cuco’s Mexican Cafe, the interior of this building has been radically reworked and now the floor plan is roughly split between open dining room and a series of private rooms, each furnished with sofas, coffee tables and a karaoke rig. Groups can reserve the cozy chambers and page waitstaff with a call button to keep food and drink coming. There’s another karaoke setup at the front bar for anyone inspired to croon for the entire dining room. The place is casual and seems focused on enticing students from nearby universities. The list of specialty shots and “sake bomb” beer cocktails is longer than the spare sushi menu, and the restaurant will stay open until 2 a.m. most nights if business is good. There’s a different vibe here from any other

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AMERICAN CON— TEMPORARY 5 Fifty 5 — 555 Canal St., 553-5638;

www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 5254455; www.bayona.com — 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. $$$ THE GREEN GODDESS — 307 Ex-

change Alley, 301-3347; www. greengoddessnola.com — Chef Chris DeBarr’s contemporary cooking combines classic techniques, exotic ingredients and culinary wit. At lunch, Big Cactus Chilaquiles feature poached eggs on homemade tortillas with salsa verde, queso fresca and nopalitos. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE —

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DINO’S BAR & GRILL — 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 — Dino’s kitchen serves burgers, chicken tenders, salads and wraps. Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards and checks. $

JIGGERS — 1645 Veterans Memori-

al Blvd., Metaire, 828-3555 — Enjoy daily specials like red and beans rice with a pork chop on Mondays or order burgers, salads and wraps from the regular menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RENDON INN BAR & GRILL — 4501 Eve St., 826-5605 — Try appetizers such as spinach and artichoke dip, hot wings or fried pickles. Off the grill there are burgers, chicken sandwiches or cheese quesadillas. Other options include salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449

River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — 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. $

ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE — 7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com — Zachary’s serves seafood platters, po-boys, salads, barbecue shrimp and more. Jumbo Gulf shrimp with cane syrup are wrapped in bacon, fried crispy and served with pickled okra salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BARBECUE ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy.

59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Slow-cooked brisket and pork are specialty at this Northshore smokehouse. The half-slab rib plate contains six ribs served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WALKER’S BAR-B-QUE — 10828 Hayne Blvd., 281-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com — The makers of the Jazz Fest cochon de lait po-boy serve pork, ribs, chicken and more. The family feast includes a half-slab of ribs, half a chicken, half a pound of brisket, pork and sausage, two side orders, bread and sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Saturday. Cash only. $

BREWPUB CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE —

527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www. crescentcitybrewhouse.com — This French Quarter brewhouse serves baked oysters, salads and crabcakes stand alongside grilled strip steaks, crispy duck and tender brewhouse ribs. Beers change seasonally. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE

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. $$ ELIZABETH’S

RESTAURANT

601 Gallier St., 944-9272; www. elizabeths-restaurant.com — Signature praline bacon sweetens brunch at this Bywater spot. Dinner brings options like fish and scallop specials. Also enjoy homemade desserts. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LAFITTE’S CAFE — 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 284-7878; www.lafittescafe.com — Lafitte’s serves wraps with a wide selection of fillings, burgers and patty melts, salads, sandwiches and baked potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 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. $

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810

— Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE — 139

N. Cortez St., 309-5531; www. therubyslippercafe.net — This casual cafe offers breakfast options such as two eggs with sausage or applewood-smoke bacon or barbecued shrimp and grits. Lunch options include burgers, sandwiches, salads and changing specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Pryta-

nia St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The signature Loto-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried sea-


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0877 — Located in Place St. Charles, Terrazu serves coffee drinks and a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches. The Terrazu salad is topped with boiled shrimp, hearts of palm and avocado. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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CHINESE CHINA ORCHID — 702 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; wwww.chinaorchidneworleans.com — China Orchid serves a wide array of dishes including soups, fried rice, egg foo young, lo mein and more. Empress chow mein, mango shrimp or chicken, and triple dragon with shrimp, chicken and beef are specialties. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHINA ROSE — 3501 N. Arnoult Road., Metairie, 887-3295 — China Rose offers many Chinese seafood specialties. The Lomi Lomi combines jumbo shrimp, pineapple and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fries them golden brown and serves them on a bed of sautéed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 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. $$

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THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette St.,

Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness.com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Westlake duck features tender duck with snow peas, corn, straw mushrooms and napa cabbage. Vietnamese crepes are served with pork and shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen. com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans Me-

morial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5656 — Ben ’n Jerry’s offers rich ice creams in signature flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SAL’S SNO-BALL STAND — 1823 Metai-

rie Road, Metairie, 666-1823 — Enjoy something cold and sweet from this 50-year-old business, which offers an assortment of flavored sno-balls, softserve ice cream, malts, banana splits or ice cream cones dipped in chocolate. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis

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

DELI KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-

2010; www.koshercajun.com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — 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. $$$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

planade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www. austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed soft-shell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — 5101 W. Es-

GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 5251486; www.gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious

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St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro. com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-

MR. ED’S CREOLE GRILLE— 5241 Veterans

4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St.,

Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DOT’S DINER — 2239 Willliams Blvd., Kenner, 441-5600; 4150 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-9349; 6633 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-0301; 10701 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 738-9678; 12179 Hwy. 90, Luling, (985) 785-6836 — Burgers, eggs with bacon, grits and biscuits, fruit pies and daily specials are the pillars of Dot’s menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day long. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave., 5228198 — Located in the Place St. Charles food court, Steve’s serves hot breakfasts until 10 a.m. Lunch features sandwiches, salads and hot plate lunches such as fried catfish and baked chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRENCH MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro. com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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scafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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azine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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rie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant. com — Chef-owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties of the house include Trota Bayou la Fourche — speckled trout served with lump crabmeat in a lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com — 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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OUT2EAT ian and contemporary Creole cuisine. Chef Chris Montero artfully prepares homemade pastas and fresh seafood, including lobster and shrimp ravioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE DIBLASI — 1801 Stumpf Blvd.,

Gretna, 361-3106; www.cafediblasi. com — For casual Italian dining, head to Cafe DiBlasi for pan-fried veal topped with lump crabmeat and lemon cream sauce or a traditional veal shank osso buco served with rich brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie,

455-2266 — This Italian-style eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010;

www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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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. $$

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MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — 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. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-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. $$

LATIN AMERICAN LA MACARENA PUPSERIA & LATIN CAFE — 8120 Hampson St., 862-

5252 — Enjoy Latin home cooking in a quaint and festive cafe. Try the namesake Salvadoran pupusas, stuffed cornmeal disks, as well as a wide selection of tapas dishes and vegan options. Latin-style brunch is served on weekends. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Cash only. $$

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901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-

0972; www.thebombayclub.com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580;

www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900

City Park Ave., 488-1000; www. ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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. $$

MEDITERRA— NEAN/MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur

St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 200 Magazine St., 595-3211; www.maggieritas.com — Mexican favorites include sizzling fajita platters, quesdillas, enchiladas and a menu of margaritas. There also are Latin American dishes, paella and fried ice cream for dessert. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9550; www. juansflyingburrito.com — This wallet-friendly restaurant offers new takes on Mexican-inspired cooking. It’s known for its mealand-a-half-size signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL —

3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 7361188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANTE FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — Dine indoors or out at this comfortable Southwestern cafe. Chicken Maximilian is a baked chicken breast roulade with Anaheim peppers, chorizo and Asiago cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMATILLO’S — 437 Esplanade

Ave., 945-9997 — Enjoy combinations like Tomatillo’s Fiesta, which includes a taco, tamale and enchilada served with rice and beans. There are many margarita options. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-

8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. 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.hob.com/neworleans — 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.marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on fried platters of seafood, po-boys or dishes like crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626

Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www. snugjazz.com — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Mag-

azine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — The cochon de lait po-boy is made with pulled pork, Dr. Pepper-honey-baked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, ancho-honey coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $ LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT 7 BAR — 3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas. com — This neighborhood favorite serves casual Creole and Italian fare. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta on French bread served hot. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

MR. ED’S RESTAURANT — 910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 838-0022 — Popular dishes include seafoodstuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W.

Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com — The cafe serves soups, salads, poboys, muffulettas, seafood plates and more. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING —

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8328032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ POMPEII PIZZERIA — 1068 Maga-

zine St., 708-4213; www.pompeiipizzeria.com — The barbecue bacon cheeseburger pizza features ground beef, applewood-smoked bacon, onions and smoky barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-

1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 4880133; 3244 Magazine St. 895-7272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old Hammond Hwy., 831-1248 — R&O’s offers a mix of pizza and Creole and Italian seafood dishes. There’s everything from seafood gumbo and stuffed artichokes to po-boys and muffulettas. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $ SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles

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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 MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368

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MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN —

538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 — Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.Mon. Credit cards. $ SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING — 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,

Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com — Sammy’s offers a wide array of po-boys and wraps. The house-cooked bottom round beef in gravy is a specialty. The menu also includes salads, seafood platters, a few Italian dishes and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WALL STREET DISCOUNT MEAT MAR-

KET — 445 Wall Blvd., 393-1800 — The deli section at this meat market includes a variety of sandwiches and po-boys with fillings of seafood, cold cuts or hot sausage, plus hot wings, fried chicken platters and seafood platters. There are egg sandwiches or platters for breakfast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland Ave.,

943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a trainingtable feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ LA

MARIGNY BRASSERIE — 640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www. marignybrasserie.com — Marigny Brasserie serves breakfast items like Cajun eggs Bendict. The lunch and dinner menus include fried seafood po-boys and a host of Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St.,

598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood creations by Executive Chef Gregg Collier dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecancrusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUL WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE —

2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503 — Willie

Mae Seaton’s landmark restaurant is run by her granddaughter and serves her renowned fried chicken. There are also changing daily specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat. Cash only. $$

STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — 3633

Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N. Pe-

ters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com — Located at the former site of Bella Luna, Galvez offers tapas, paella and a Spanish-accented bouillabaisse. Besides seafood, entrees include grilled Black Angus sirloin and roasted chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 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 latenight Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie Road, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Vega’s mix of hot and cold tapas dishes includes a salad of lump crabmeat on arugula with blood orange vinaigrette, seared tuna with avocado and tomato relish, braised pork empanadillos, steamed mussels and shrimp with tomatoes and garlic in caper-basil cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania

St., 899-5129; www.moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO HOA RESTAURANT — 1308 Manhattan Blvd., 302-2094 — Pho Hoa serves staple Vietnamese dishes including beef broth soups, vermicelli bowls, rice dishes and banh mi sandwiches. Bo kho is a popular beef stew. Appetizers include fried egg rols, crab rangoons and rice paper spring rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental

Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www. pho-nola.com — Pho NOLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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GENERAL REAL ESTATE

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899-RENT HaraHan/river ridge 9804 JOEL AVE

Fully furnished 1 bed/1 bath condo in Warehouse District. Top floor unit with views of pool, courtyard, and city skyline. Loft with desk. Rent includes electric, cable, Internet, pool, gym, w/d. Secure building close to French Quarter, street car, parade route. $1500/mo. Call Bonnie at Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988.

eastern new Orleans 4619 BUNDY RD

Single brick home, 3BR, 2 baths, patio, fenced yard, off st prkg,off Chef Menteur Hwy. $950+dep. 504-433-9394

FrenCH Quarter/ FauBOurg Marigny 1103 Royal St

Nice area. 3br/1bat. Brick. All appls, New carpet, granite. Fenced yd. Yd maintained. $1200/mo + dep. No section 8. No smoking. 504-874-0599

Unit A, 1B/1B, cen A/H, Jacuzzi tub, w/d, water included. Furnished. $1700/month. Call for appt 504952-3131

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1835 BURGUNDY - LWR Studio

Quiet cul-de-sac, walk to levee, new hdwd/cer flrs, recess lighting, srnd snd, sec sys, grt bkyd. Never flooded. Zone X, roof 4 yrs. $1600/ mo or $194,900 For Sale. Call Sylvia 415-6501

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Chic seclusion in the heart of Metairie. All new 1 br fr $660 & 1 br + study fr $795. Furn corporate avail. 780-1706 www.orrislaneapts.com

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Brand New Triplex. 2 BDRM/ 1 BA Each Unit. Corner Lot. $850-$1100/ month. Email realtorbev7045@gmail. com.

521 ROYAL STREET

Luxurious 2BR, 2.5BA, LR/DR. Elevator. Modern kit & baths. W/D, wd flrs & carpeted bdrms. 2000’, terrace. No pets. $2800/mo. Prestige Properties, 504-884-1925.

526 Dumaine

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1BDR ,1st flr. CA&H.Tiled Bath. 2 Patios. No dogs. Wtr/Cbl inc. $995.00 + Deposit. 504-568-1359.

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226 S Scott. Gutted/total renov upr apt. 2 br,1 ba 1.5 blk fr Canal St. Hdwd flrs, cer tile, w/d, blt-in appl, sec sys. $1200/mo/dep. Avl 8/1. 504-4555411.

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3526 CONSTANCE ST

Newly renov. 3 rms, kit, bath, washrm, fridge, mw, stove & washer. $600 wk/ neg. 504-905-9086, 504-717-7394.

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close to audubon park 1-2b/1ba lower apt, furn kit, w/d, yard, pets ok, $600/m 504-957-1233

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210 Chartres 3B 1/1 $925 632 Gallier 2/1 $950

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829 ursulines #1 1/1 $950 829 ursulines #5 1/1 $1050 712 st PhiliP 1/1 $1700

Nr Audubon Pk. 3 br, 2 ba, liv rm, furn kit, d/w, w/d, cen a/h, off st pkg, Pets ok. $950/mo. 504-957-1233.

4604 BANKS ST.

Mid City, 2 or 3 bdrms, 1 1/2 ba, furn kit, w/d, wd flrs, ceil fans 10’ ceils. OS pkng. Pets negotiable. Credit check required.

$1400 + deposit 504-982-0046 after 4 pm uPtOwn/garden distriCt 1629 TOLEDANO #102

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930 JACKSON, near Mag.

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1b loft fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, no pets $1250/m/dep 504-236-5757, FQRental.com

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1/1, $1100/mo. incl cable, wtr, elec. Wd flrs, ss appl, stone cntrtps. OS pkng, crtyd. Angela, 504-432-1034 Keller Wiiliams.

1b loft fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, no pets $1250/m/dep 504-236-5757, FQRental.com

1711 Second St

1 blk to St. Charles, Renov’t 3rd fl loft, lots of windows, fur kit, w/d on site $650. 895-4726 or 261-7611.

Henry Clay Ave, nr Aud Pk, ac/ht, furn kit w/ w/d, hi ceils, hdwd flrs, sm patio. $1300/mo. 504/897-3816, 504/940-4831

1726 FOUCHER

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1 br, furn kit, a/c unit, hdwd flrs, fresh paint, sec gate. Sm pet ok w/dep. $675-$695/mo. Call 899-RENT.

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For Sale 4707 Baccich Street - $170K 7700 Benjamin Street - $215K 19 Charlotte Drive - $80K 7826 Duke Ct. - $174.9K 2109-11 Fourth Street - $139,999 2903 Kansas Avenue - $190K

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