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oter ID laws have become a political flashpoint in what’s gearing up to be another close election year. Supporters say the laws — which 30 states have now enacted in some form — are needed to combat voter fraud, while critics see them as a tactic to disenfranchise voters. We’ve taken a step back to look at the facts behind the laws and break down the issues at the heart of the debate. So what are these laws? They are measures intended to ensure that a registered voter is who he says he is and not an impersonator trying to cast a ballot in someone else’s name. The laws, most of which have been passed in the last several years, require that registered voters show ID before they’re allowed to vote. Exactly what they need to show varies. Some states require a government-issued photo, while in others, a current utility bill or bank statement is sufficient. As a registered voter, I thought I always had to supply some form of ID during an election. Not quite. Per federal law, first-time voters who registered by mail must present a photo ID or copy of a current bill or bank statement. Some states generally advise voters to bring some form of photo ID. But prior to the 2006 election, no state ever required a voter to produce a government-issued photo ID as a condition to voting. In 2006, Indiana became the first state to enact a strict photo ID law, a law that was upheld two years later by the U.S. Supreme Court. Why are these voter ID laws so strongly opposed? Voting law opponents contend these laws disproportionately affect elderly, minority and low-income groups that tend to vote Democratic. Obtaining photo ID can be costly and burdensome, with even free state ID requiring documents like a birth certificate that can cost up to $25 in some places. According to a study from NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice, 11 percent of voting-age citizens lack necessary photo ID while many people in rural areas have trouble accessing ID offices. During closing arguments in a recent case over Texas’ voter ID law, a lawyer for the state brushed aside these obstacles as the “reality to life of choosing to live in that part of Texas.” Attorney General Eric Holder and others have compared the laws to a poll tax, in which Southern states during the Jim Crow era imposed voting fees, which discouraged the working class and poor, many of whom were minorities, from voting. Given the sometimes costly steps required to obtain needed documents today, legal scholars argue that photo ID laws create a new “financial barrier to the ballot box.” Just how well-founded are fears of voter fraud? There have been only a small number of fraud cases resulting in a conviction. A New York Times analysis from 2007 identified 120 cases filed by the Justice Department over five years. These cases, many of which stemmed from incorrect registration forms or misunderstanding over voter eligibility, resulted in 86 convictions. There are “very few documented cases,” said UC Irvine professor and election law specialist Rick Hasen. “When you do see election fraud, it invariably involves election officials taking

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some more flexibility by providing voters with several alternatives. What happens if a voter can’t show valid photo ID in these states? These voters are entitled to a provisional ballot. To ensure their votes count, however, they must produce the mandatory ID within a certain time frame and affirm in person or writing that they are the same individual who filled out a temporary ballot on Election Day. The time limits vary: They range anywhere from up to three days after the election (Georgia) to noon the Monday after the election (Indiana). Are there any exceptions to the photo ID requirement? Yes. Indigency or religious objections to being photographed. But these exceptions don’t automatically grant a voter the ability to cast a regular ballot: In Pennsylvania and Indiana, voters will be given a provisional ballot and must sign an affidavit for their exemption within the given time frame. Why is the Justice Department getting involved in some cases? Because of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires that states with a history of discrimination receive preclearance before making changes to voting laws. Texas and South Carolina passed strict photo ID laws in 2011 but were refused preclearance by the DOJ, which argued that these laws could suppress turnout among minority voters. Texas went to court recently seeking judicial preclearance from a federal district court; a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is expected to issue a decision by the end of the summer. South Carolina heads to oral arguments in the same court in September. What about challenges to the laws? On Aug. 15, a Pennsylvania judge shot down an attempt to block the state’s voter ID law. Other judges have also ruled in favor of other states’ voter ID laws. The DOJ is investigating many of the states’ laws, including Pennsylvania’s photo ID law. As first reported by Talking Points Memo, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division sent the state’s chief election official a letter Monday afternoon requesting 16 separate items, including the state’s complete voter registration list, any documents supporting the governor’s prior assurance that “99 percent” of the state’s eligible voters already have acceptable photo ID, any papers to prove the state is prepared to provide registered voters with ID cards free of charge upon oath or affirmation, and any studies that inform state

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prevent cheating at the ballot box and ensure integrity in the electoral system,” he told the paper. Abbott’s office did not immediately respond to ProPublica’s request for comment. How many voters might be turned away or dissuaded by the laws, and could they really affect the election? It’s not clear. According to the Brennan Center, about 11 percent of U.S. citizens, or roughly 21 million citizens, don’t have governmentissued photo ID. This figure doesn’t represent all voters likely to vote, just those eligible to vote. State figures also can be hard to nail down. In Pennsylvania, nearly 760,000 registered voters, or 9.2 percent of the state’s 8.2 million voter base, don’t own state-issued ID cards, according to an analysis of state records by The Philadelphia Inquirer. State officials, on the other hand, place this number at between 80,000 and 90,000. In Indiana and Georgia, states with the earliest versions of photo ID laws, about 1,300 provisional votes were discarded in the 2008 general election, later analysis has revealed. As for the potential effect on the election, one analysis by Nate Silver at The New York Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog estimates they could decrease voter turnout anywhere between 0.8 and 2.4 percent. It doesn’t sound like a very wide margin, but it all depends on the electoral landscape. “We don’t know exactly how much these news laws will affect turnout or skew turnout in favor of Republicans,” said Hasen, author of the recently released The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown. “But there’s no question that in a very close election, they could be enough to make a difference in the outcome.” When did voter ID laws get passed — and which states have the strictest ones? The first such law was passed as early as 2003, but momentum has picked up in recent years. In 2011 alone, legislators in 34 states introduced bills requiring that voters show photo ID — 14 of those states already had existing voter ID laws but lawmakers sought to toughen statutes, mainly to require proof of photo identification. The National Conference of State Legislatures has a helpful breakdown of states’ voter ID laws and how they vary. Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas and Pennsylvania have the toughest versions. These states won’t allow voters to cast a regular ballot without first showing valid photo ID. Other states with photo ID laws offer

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officials of the “demographic characteristics” of residents who lack valid voter iD. The DOJ letter states it needs these documents within 30 days to evaluate the state’s compliance with section 2 of the voting Rights Act, which forbids voting practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group. Have any states attempted to enact strict voter ID laws but so far been unsuccessful? Yes. in wisconsin, two judges have blocked enforcement of the state’s photo iD law. An appeal in one case won’t be heard until after the November election. Meantime, Democratic governors in Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire and North Carolina have vetoed strict photo iD bills passed by their Republican-led legislatures last year. Are there other voter ID laws in effect that ask for but don’t necessarily require photo ID? Yes. in so-called “non-strict photo iD states” — Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, idaho, south Dakota and Hawaii — individuals are requested to show photo iD but can still vote if they don’t have one. instead, they may be asked to sign affidavits affirming their identity or provide a signature that will be compared with those in registration records. Why has there been such a recent surge in voter ID legislation around the country? This report by NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice cites primarily big Republican gains in the 2010 midterms which turned voter iD laws into a “major legislative priority.” Aside from Rhode island, all voter iD legislation has been introduced by Republican-majority legislatures. News21 also has this report on the close affiliation between the bills’ sponsors and the conservative nonprofit group, American Legislative exchange Council (ALeC). Republican figures have championed such laws. For instance, Mike Turzai, majority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, recently praised the state’s legislative accomplishments at a Republican state Committee meeting last month. “voter iD, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,” he said. steve Miskin, a spokesman for Turzai, told ProPublica that Turzai was “mischaracterized” by the press. “For the first time in many years, you’re going to have a relatively level playing field in the presidential elections” as the result of these new laws, Miskin said. “with all things equal, a Republican presidential nominee in Pennsylvania has a chance.”


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Perkins stands by Akin More ‘legitiMate rape’ fallout Many in the mainstream GOP (including presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan) distanced themselves last week from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s remark about “legitimate rape,” but not so Family Research Council (FRC) president and former Louisiana state Rep. Tony Perkins, who said of his organization, “we support [Akin] fully and completely” and, “i think that Todd Akin is getting a really bad break here.” The two men have been long acquainted. Last year, Akin appeared on Perkins’ radio show, where he said liberalism “really is a hatred for God.” Perkins served two terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1996 to 2004. He left politics to head up the FRC in 2003 and has since been a frequent guest on cable news, advancing a pro-life position and conservative values. Akin is running for the Missouri U.s. senate seat currently occupied by

Democrat Claire McCaskill. Despite urgings and demands from national Republicans and conservative groups that he withdraw, Akin announced he intends to stay in the race. He was ahead of the incumbent in polls taken a week before his comment, but finished last week 10 points behind McCaskill in a Rasmussen poll of 500 likely Missouri voters. — KeviN ALLMAN

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Zero-Sum Game Orleans reduced its blighted housing stock from 53,111 units in September 2011 to 43,680 in March 2012, for a total blight index of 21 percent. The report also suggests that City Hall adopt and implement a comprehensive blight tracking system to get a more accurate handle on the extent of blighted buildings in New Orleans. We agree, because blight goes hand-in-hand with the city’s other major challenge: crime. As for crime, the city faces a tough challenge in trying to find money for NOPD, the district attorney’s office and the public defenders’ office — all while accommodating the substantial costs associated with the federal consent decree. Figures the mayor’s office provided to Gambit earlier this month show the cost of the consent decree to be $55 million spread over five years — and many cities that have operated under a decree have found it more expensive

Blight goes hand-in-hand with the city’s other major challenge: crime. than originally thought. The decree also could extend well beyond five years. This year, Police Chief Ronal Serpas got pretty much the budget he wanted, and earlier this month he was able to graduate the department’s first class of recruits since 2010. Other arms of the criminal justice system weren’t as lucky. In February, because of budget constraints, the public defenders’ office laid off 21 lawyers. Several were rehired in June, but the workload remains large — in large part because public defenders actively seek out potential clients at Criminal Court as opposed to waiting to see if judges assign them cases — and the office is likely to seek additional funding for 2013. On the prosecutorial side, Orleans Parish DA Leon Cannizzaro has argued that his office is the most underfunded in the state, and he says he has the numbers to back that up. Cannizzaro wants more money in 2013. Landrieu must present his proposed 2013 budget by Oct. 15, and the council must adopt a budget no later than Dec. 1. No doubt many people will offer suggestions and revisions, but the zerosum nature of budgeting won’t change one iota.

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ayor Mitch Landrieu and members of the New Orleans City Council held their annual public meetings in each of the five council districts over the last two weeks, and several common themes emerged. Not surprisingly, the two topics that came up most often in audience questions and comments related to the city’s seemingly intractable post-Hurricane Katrina problems — crime and blight. The whole point of the meetings, which Landrieu deserves credit for initiating as mayor, is to give the mayor and council members a dose of what the voters think — and what they expect in the way of budget priorities. Of course, the conversations are two-way; the mayor also uses the meetings as an opportunity to let voters know what his team has been doing and to remind voters of City Hall’s many commitments … and its limited resources. Landrieu’s previous budgets have been responsible, both in terms of planning for the future and whittling down the debt left by the previous administration. At the District A meeting, Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin told the crowd that the Landrieu administration currently spends about $40 million less per year than former Mayor Ray Nagin’s team was spending in 2009. Even with roughly $500 million to spend, Landrieu continually reminded the crowds at the meetings that budgeting is “a zero-sum game.” That is, for every additional dollar that gets spent on one department, a dollar must to be taken away from another. On the nagging issue of blight, at least, Landrieu’s office had good news. The administration’s goal of either remediating or tearing down 10,000 blighted structures, which was announced in October 2010 with a target date of 2013, seems to be on track — and maybe even ahead of schedule. No doubt this offers little comfort to many in parts of town (particularly eastern New Orleans) where blight is still an epidemic, and the mayor got an earful of complaints at the district meetings. But, overall, the city’s attack on blight is on course. In fact, a report last week by the nonprofit Greater New Orleans Community Data Center (GNOCDC) stated that “at a minimum, the city seems to be nearly on target for reaching its goal — and may even be doing quite a bit better than meeting its target.” The GNOCDC report noted that New Orleans no longer holds the dubious honor of being America’s most blighted city. At least two other decaying urban centers — Detroit and Flint, Mich. — now have higher percentages of dilapidated houses than does New Orleans. Overall, according to the report, New

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lining Up against nagin t’s no longer a question of whether former Mayor Ray Nagin will be indicted by a federal grand jury, but rather when and on what charges. The only thing new to come out of last week’s grand jury subpoena for Nagin’s records was the fact that the media can be just as bumbling as the feds. WDsu-TV’s “I-Team” first reported that Nagin had been personally subpoenaed to testify. That put media competitors in “catch-up” mode as TV stations scrambled to verify the Channel 6 report, which the station repeated for two days. Even The Times-Picayune picked it up, though the paper attributed its entire (albeit brief) story to WDsu. Turns out Nagin was not subpoenaed to testify personally, just to produce records. several attorneys told me that it would have been “unusual” for the feds to subpoena Nagin before indicting him — but that subpoenaing the records of a grand jury target is common practice. sometimes a person will get a “target letter” notifying him that he is likely to be indicted and “inviting” him to present his

side of the story to the grand jury, according to the same attorneys. This is done to prevent a defendant from telling a jury at trial that he was unfairly targeted and never given a chance to rebut the allegations at the grand jury level. As far as I know, Nagin

that sentence is by cooperating with the feds against Nagin. st. Pierre’s testimony will be critical — even more so, perhaps, than that of former City Hall tech chief Greg Meffert and other co-conspirators, all of whom have been

St. Pierre could say for certain that Nagin knew who paid for the trips and other gratuities. has not been so invited — although it’s now common knowledge that he’s a target. The other recent development, say several sources, is that former City Hall vendor Mark st. Pierre is now cooperating with the feds. It’s about time. st. Pierre was convicted on 53 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption in May 2011 after calling the feds’ bluff and going to trial. He got 17-plus years, and now his only chance to reduce

convicted of various federal crimes. Meffert testified for the feds against st. Pierre (his former business partner) but said under oath that Nagin didn’t know who paid for the infamous Meffert-Nagin trip to Hawaii in 2004 and the Nagin family’s equally scandalous first-class jaunt to Jamaica less than 12 weeks after Katrina. Truth is, Meffert had no clue what Nagin knew or didn’t know, not that ignorance

ever kept the garrulous techie from offering his take on things. st. Pierre, on the other hand, could say for certain that Nagin knew who paid for the trips and other gratuities accorded the then-mayor. If, for example, st. Pierre testifies that he told Nagin that he paid for the trips, it would refute Meffert’s assertions that Nagin was in the dark — and potentially secure a bribery conviction, if that’s among the charges against Nagin. And who knows what else st. Pierre might say? of course, Nagin’s lawyers will point out that st. Pierre has lots of reasons to sing whatever tune the feds want him to sing in light of his harsh sentence. Ditto for Meffert, former city vendors Aaron Bennett and Frank Fradella, and former city tech chief Anthony Jones — all of whom have been convicted by the feds and all of whom appear to be lining up to testify against Nagin. Telling jurors that convicted witnesses were coerced into testifying for the feds and therefore shouldn’t be believed is common practice and good lawyering. Recent history suggests, however, that it seldom gets a defendant off the hook.

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Dear John, Aunt Pauline must have lived in the 1000 block of Chartres Street because that block was home to the French Market Ice Manufacturing Company at 1024 Chartres St. The ice company opened in 1903, a year after it was formed by a group of French, Italian, Austrian and German businessmen who needed the ice to ship large quantities of oysters, fish and produce. Joseph Vaccaro was president of the company. Two brick houses built in the 1830s were demolished to make way for the new icehouse, but historic preservation was not an issue at the time. If Aunt Pauline was living across the street from the icehouse in November 1927, she must have been terrified when fire broke out on the third floor, sparking an explosion of crude oil and ammonia tanks that could be heard 10 blocks away. Thousands of people gathered at the scene. Hours later, at midnight, the massive fire was under control but still smoldering, and hardly a building in the block escaped water damage. The icehouse wasn’t very popular in the neighborhood because of its truck traffic and the noise that goes along with a manufacturing plant. Some nearby residents considered it an improvement when another fire caused the ice plant to close in 1959, and the location became home to the Hotel Provincial, which won the Best Restorations Award from the Vieux Carre Commission. In homage to its origins, the hotel has an Ice House Bar adjacent to the lobby. Hey Blake,

Exactly where is the crescent on the Mississippi River that gave New Orleans the nickname “The Crescent City”? Ellee

There are many bends and turns in the Mississippi River bordering New Orleans. But the moniker ‘Crescent City’ came from a small but sharp curve in the river between Esplanade Avenue and Canal Street. build a city in the Louisiana Territory in 1718, he spotted a stretch of land on the river that was higher than the surrounding area. He reportedly was taken with the dramatic bend in the Mississippi River and its proximity to the nearby lake, which he named Pontchartrain. There was also a bayou that ran from the lake almost to the river. Most important, the spot for the city he planned would be ideal for monitoring river traffic. Bienville apparently was so enchanted with the spot that he wasn’t deterred by the cypress swamp that would have to be cleared, the potential for hurricanes and flooding, the heat and humidity, alligators or swarms of mosquitoes. For a great deal more on the founding of New Orleans — including the political and economic intrigue that accompanied the process of selecting the city’s location — pick up Lawrence N. Powell’s excellent book, The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans. It’s a wonderful read.


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Food Best New restauraNt 1. Magasin Vietnamese Cafe (4201 Magazine St.,

504-896-7611; www.magasincafe.com) — Magazine Street fi-

nally can boast several Vietnamese restaurants — and Magasin was this year’s favorite. Featuring pho dishes and other traditional Vietnamese meals for less than $10 in a modern setting, Magasin is adding cheap and healthy options to Magazine Street. 2. Borgne (Hyatt Regency Hotel, 601

Loyola Ave., 504-6133860; www.borgnerestaurant.com)

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1. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant (3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254; www. dragosrestaurant.com) — All over the metro area, the mention of Drago’s evokes char-broiled oysters on the half shell topped with butter, garlic and Parmesan. They’re definitely a specialty, but the restaurant gives a range of fish and seafood — including lobster — the New Orleans treatment. There also are grillades and grits and steak, pork and chicken dishes. 2. Andrea’s New Orleans Italian Restaurant (3100 19th St., Metairie, 504-8348583; www.andreasrestaurant.com) 3. Austin’s (5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-888-5533; www.austinsno.com)

spoon, Rocky and Carlo’s has managed to hang on to its authenticity through the years, as evidenced by the mass of regulars, some of whom have been eating lunch here since the ’60s. 2. Tony’s Po-boys (434 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-271-5211) 3. Par 3 Diner (2401 Paris Road, Chalmette, 504-279-7273)

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Best New orleaNs restauraNt 1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; www. commanderspalace.com) — Want to impress a date, score a grand-slam New Orleans experience for family or business associates or need a romantic setting for a special occasion? Commander’s Palace, with an awardwinning menu that draws diners from all over the world, has been the backdrop for these events since it opened in 1880. A specially priced lunch menu includes 25cent martinis. 2. Restaurant August (301 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com) 3. Galatoire’s Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504525-2021; www.galatoires.com)

Best KeNNer restauraNt 1. Kenner Seafood (3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 504-466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net) — With hearty portions of all the best seafood the Gulf has to offer, Kenner locals have embraced Kenner Seafood, a modest joint with not-so-modest meals. The seafood comes in soup, pasta, a po-boy or by itself, and it can be fried, blackened or grilled. 2. Ristorante da Piero (401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net) 3. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar (3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner,

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Best Northshore restauraNt 1. La Provence (25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, 985626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com) — Chef John Besh took the reins of this Lacombe treasure, opened by the late chef and Besh mentor Chris Karageorgiou in 1972. Besh and chef Erik Loos focus on Provencal-style cooking using local and seasonal ingredients, mostly from the restaurant’s farm and acres of gardens. 2. Trey Yuen (600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-

4476; 2100 N. Morrison Road, 985-345-6789; www.treyyuen.com) 3. Dakota (629 Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-8923712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com)

Best west BaNK restauraNt 1. Pho Tau Bay (113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 504-368-9846) — This unassuming family eatery has been the grande dame of Vietnamese food in New Orleans since it opened in 1981. There are some 20 different phos on the menu, as well as rice paper spring rolls with peanut sauce, noodle dishes, banh mi and more. 2. Hoa Hong/9 Roses (1100 Stephens St.,

Gretna, 504-366-7665) 3. TIE: Mosca’s Restaurant (4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 504436-9942; www.moscasrestaurant.com) 3. TIE: The Red Maple (1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, 504-367-0935; www.theredmaple.com)

Best st. BerNard Parish restauraNt 1. Rocky and Carlo’s (613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 504-2798323) — Heart-attackstyle baked macaroni and cheese (with gravy on top) takes center stage at this Chalmette institution, which reopened in June after a fire closed the eatery in February. An Italian-Cajun greasy

1. Clancy’s (6100 Annunciation St., 504895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com) — Clancy’s tradition as a neighborhood joint goes back to its beginnings in the late 1940s. It underwent a renovation and change of course in 1983, establishing itself as a restaurant for classic Creole cuisine in a whitetablecloth setting. In the years since, Clancy’s has become a popular choice for business lunches, group celebrations, special dates and family dinners. 2. Katie’s Restaurant and Bar (3701 Iberville St., 504-488-6582; www. katiesinmidcity.com) 3. Mandina’s (3800 Canal St., 504-482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Hwy. 22, Suite 1, Mandeville, 985-6749883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com)

Best hotel restauraNt 1. Domenica (Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www. domenicarestaurant. com) — Chef John Besh’s acclaimed restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel was designed to evoke the feel of a Sunday dinner in the Italian countryside. Domenica (which translates to “Sunday”) serves PAGE 22


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1. Five Happiness (3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3935, www.fivehappiness.com) — Five Happiness has had a near-monopoly on the sit-down Chinese scene in New Orleans for years and continues to be a well-praised favorite. It’s a versatile restaurant – its elegant decor makes it a date night destination, while an extensive menu of regional standards makes for a bountiful neighborhood take-out option. 2. Royal China (600 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-831-9633) 3. August Moon (3635 Prytania St., 504-8995129, www.augustmoonneworleans.com)

1. The Joint (701 Mazant St., 504-949-3232; www. alwayssmokin.com) — The Joint has a new home on Mazant Street, just a few blocks from its old location on Poland Avenue. The still-casual dining room is a bit fancier and includes a full-service bar. Everything else is the same: tender pulled pork, chicken and brisket, locally made sausage and meaty ribs seasoned with a dry rub. 2. Squeal (8400 Oak St., 504-302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com) 3. Corky’s (4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-5000; www.corkysbbq.com)

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Best CajuN restauraNt 1. Cochon (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504588-2123, www.cochonrestaurant.com) — Stephen Stryjewski (who won a 2011 James Beard award for Best Chef in the South) and Donald Link’s Cochon has become a legendary meat mecca and adored staple of New Orleans fine dining. This nouveau-Cajun restaurant, offering a number of small plates, has made its way onto the tourist maps as a must-dine, celebritychef destination as well. 2. Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant (201 Julia St., 504-522-1492, www.mulates.com) 3. K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen (416 Chartres St., 504-596-2530, www.kpauls.com)

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Best ItalIaN restauraNt 1. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine (4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 504-8852984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 504-866-9313;

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www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com) — Vincent’s is the quintessential drippy candle, romantic Italian restaurant with mob hits on the jukebox and all one would expect on the menu: tiramisu, chicken parmigiana and spaghetti and meatballs. Vincent’s has been crowded since it opened in 1989, but the wait for a table — not to mention the veal and spinach cannelloni — is well worth it. 2. Venezia Restaurant (134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7991; www. venezianeworleans.com) 3. Tony Angello’s Restaurant (6262 Fleur De Lis Drive, 504-488-0888)

Best japaNese/ sushI restauraNt 1. Sake Cafe (817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 504-468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 504-733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, 504-7797253; 2830 Magazine St., 504-894-0033; www. sakecafeuptown.us) — Readers didn’t indicate which Sake Cafe location was their favorite, but all the restaurants offer contemporary Japanese cuisine and premium sake. The menus have lots of seafood choices, a range of teriyaki and tempura dishes, rice and noodle options, a long list of sushi, sashimi, rolls and more. The menu at Sake Cafe Uptown differs from the others. 2. Shogun (2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.

com) 3. Kyoto (4920 Prytania St., 504-891-3644; www. kyotonola.com)

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National cuisines get adjusted when they cross borders. That’s why corn and squid are popular pizza toppings in Japan. On the flip side, New Orleanians have embraced sushi and a variety of Japanese dishes, but generally as a one-stop shop. Not all Japanese restaurants serve sushi, and many sushi places served little else. Since introductions to Japanese cuisine were made long ago, it’s time for more diversity. Chiba, named for the small prefecture east of Tokyo, opened in Uptown with the promise of more creative approaches to Japanese dishes. It joins a couple of places that don’t fit the AmericanizedJapanese catch-all mold. Yuki Izakaya is a funky Japanese-style tavern (hence “izakaya”) serving small plates in a bar setting. And Horinoya

remains true to many very traditional Japanese offerings. There’s a kutatsustyle table in which diners remove their shoes and sit on floor cushions at a lowered table. And it’s the only local Japanese restaurant that offers natto, a fermented bean dish (and an acquired taste). Perhaps some red beans and rice fans may see if the appeal gets lost in translation. — WILL COVIELLO

Best latIN amerICaN restauraNt 1. Baru (3700 Magazine St., 504-895-2225) — A tropical paradise awaits at Magazine and Amelia streets. This small plates (tapas) restaurant features dishes that aren’t all that small, including succulent skirt steak, fish tacos and plenty of other Latin American delights. Baru is BYOB, and there’s an $8 corkage fee for wine drinkers. 2. Mayas (2027 Magazine St., 504-3093401; www.mojitoland. com) 3. RioMar (800 S. Peters

St., 504-525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com)

Best mIddle easterN/ medIterraNeaN restauraNt 1. Mona’s Cafe (504 Frenchmen St., 504949-4115; 3901 Banks St., 504-482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., 504-8949800) — Mona’s serves Middle Eastern food that is cheap and delicious, with bountiful portions. Its three locations are convenient for both spontaneous lunchers and weary revelers. The chicken shwarma and baba ghanoush are particularly good. 2. Byblos (Citywide, www.byblosrestaurants.com) 3. Lebanon’s Cafe (1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 504862-6200, www.lebanonscafe.com)

Best mexICaN restauraNt 1. El Gato Negro (300 Harrison Ave., 504-4880107; 81 French Market Place, 504-525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.

com) — Bright, fresh and thoughtfully conceived dishes have made an impression in New Orleans’ burgeoning Mexican food scene. Guacamole and ceviches prepared tableside and inventive mojitos and margaritas — like the pineapple/cilantro/lime concoction — give a traditional Mexican menu extra panache. 2. Taqueria Corona (5932 Magazine St., 504897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com) 3. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com)

Best seafood restauraNt 1. GW Fins (808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467, www. gwfins.com) — Fins is hot and swank, attracting power-lunchers and refined dinner dates with several fish options you won’t readily find anywhere nearby. There’s a regularly changing menu, but the Scalibut – scallop crusted halibut with lobster risotto – is an original PAGE 29

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1. Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 504-8210600) — Approaching 90 years old, the legendary Leah Chase and her restaurant Dooky Chase still set the standard for Creole cuisine. Dooky Chase offers a generous lunch buffet of classics including gumbo, red beans and rice, fried chicken, peach cobbler and more. This year, the restaurant added dinner hours on Friday. 2. Jacques-Imo’s Cafe (8324 Oak St., 504-8610886; www.jacquesimoscafe.com) 3. Galatoire’s Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504525-2021; www.galatoires.com)

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creation and one of the most frequently ordered dishes on the menu. 2. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant (Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 504-5843911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-8889254; www.dragosrestaurant.com) 3. The Galley (2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-832-0955)

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Best steakhouse 1. Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 504-5877099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-3600; www. ruthschris.com) — There’s just something about the sound of sizzling butter applauding the steak it surrounds that makes the taste buds come alive. Couple it with a signature chop salad (big enough for two or three people), potatoes au gratin or fresh asparagus with hollandaise sauce. 2. Mr. John’s Steakhouse (2111 St. Charles Ave., 504-6797697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com) 3. Crescent City Steak

House (1001 N. Broad St., 504-821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com)

Best thai restauraNt 1. La Thai Uptown (4938 Prytania St., 504-8998886; www.latthaiuptown. com) — La Thai serves an innovative combination of traditional and modern takes on Thai cuisine. The restaurant is co-owned by brother-sister chef team Merlin and Diana Chauvin. 2. Sukho Thai (1913 Royal St., 504-948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., 504373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com) 3. Cafe Equator (2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-888-4772; www. cafeequator.com)

Best VietNamese restauraNt 1. Pho Tau Bay (113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 504-368-9846) — A perennial favorite and a West Bank institution for more than 30 years, Pho Tau Bay has a wide selection of Vietnamese standards, including (vegetarian and meat) banh mi, spring rolls served with peanut sauce and the restaurant’s signature, and varied, pho options. 2. Magasin Vietnamese Cafe (4201 Magazine St., 504-896-7611; www.magasincafe.com) 3. Hoa Hong/9 Roses (1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 504-366-7665)

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Best small Plates restauraNt 1. Vega Tapas (2051 Metairie Road, 504836-2007, www.vegatapascafe.com) — The cheerful dining room and bar area contribute to sharing at this treasured Mediterranean tapas spot in Metairie. There’s a steady menu of classics – paella, patatas bravas, gazpacho – as well as inspired specialty menus. 2. Baru Bistro and Tapas (3700 Magazine St., 504-895-2225) 3. Salu (3226 Magazine St., 504-371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com)

Best food truck 1. Taceaux Loceaux (www.twitter.com/tlnola) — There are taco trucks and then there is Taceaux Loceaux. The hearty tacos are packed with

unique ingredients and clever names (“Carnital Knowledge” features carnitas, “Seoul Man” is Korean-style), and owners Alex and Maribeth del Castillo effectively use social media to announce their stops at locations around town. 2. Geaux Plates (www. twitter.com/GeauxPlates) 3. Curbside (www.twitter. com/curbsidetruck)

put a piece of charcoal or propane anywhere near my food,” he states on his website. He also hinted that McClure’s may be opening a permanent location in the CBD. 2. Dim Sum and Then Some @ The Joint (www.facebook.com/ DimSum504) 3. Nola Smokehouse @ Avenue Pub (www.nolasmokehouse.com)

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1. McClure’s BBQ (www.mccluresbarbecue. com) — After being general manager at Dante’s Kitchen for almost a decade, Neil McClure found his niche in barbecue and opened this pop-up at Dante’s. McClure’s boasts slow-cooked meats, including tender ribs, pulled pork, chicken and brisket. “I wouldn’t

1. Surrey’s (1418 Magazine St., 504-5243828; 4807 Magazine St., 504-895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com) — This early riser Lower Garden District spot and its Uptown counterpart serve plates upon plates of huevos rancheros and Latin American-inspired breakfasts, among other

1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com) — The storied Garden District restaurant, headed by Chef Tory McPhail, reserves weekends for its jazz brunch, accompanied by Joe Simon’s Jazz Trio and eye-opening cocktails. Commander’s classics like turtle soup and the oyster and Absinthe dome are on the menu, as are roasted quail and cochon de lait (with eggs, because it’s brunch, after all). 2. Surrey’s (1418 Magazine St., 504-5243828; 4807 Magazine St., 504-895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com) 3. Dante’s Kitchen (736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com)

Best luNch sPecials 1. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; www.commanderspalace. com) — Voters might say they flock to the consistently well-rated New Orleans institution’s lunch because of its specials starting at $16. But we all know it’s because Commander’s hosts the classiest wet lunch in town with its 25-cent martinis. 2. Palace Cafe (605 PAGE 31

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1. Willie Mae’s Scotch House (2401 St. Ann St., 504-822-9503) — Willie Mae’s Scotch House, which opened in 1957 as a bar, serves a full menu of comfort food, including cornbread, pork chops, butter beans and bread pudding. But the main event here is the fried chicken, a family recipe that’s consistently described as the best in the city. 2. Praline Connection (542 Frenchmen St., 504943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com) 3. Lil Dizzy’s (1500 Esplanade Ave., 504-569-8997)

homemade favorites. There are bottomless cups of coffee and a menu of fresh-squeezed organic juices to help flush out last night’s toxins. 2. Ruby Slipper (139 S. Cortez St., 504-3095531; 200 Magazine St., 504-525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net) 3. Camellia Grill (626 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-3092679; 540 Chartres St., 504-522-1800)

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Canal St., 504-523-1661; www.palacecafe.com) 3. Joey K’s (3001 Magazine St., 504-8910997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com)

Best late-Night DiNiNg

1. Camellia Grill (540 Chartres St., 504-5221800; 626 S. Carrollton ave., 504-309-2679) — Whether it’s because of the chocolate freezes, chilli-cheese omelets, pie or its staff of entertaining cooks, it’s easy to see why this classic diner consistently has a line out front. a recent expansion to the French Quarter grill added a much-needed nonseedy, nonbar late-night food option in that area. 2. City Diner (3116 S. I-10 Service Road east, Metairie, 504-831-1030; www.citydiner.biz) 3. Root (200 Julia St., 504-252-9480; www.rootnola.com)

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1. Chuck E. Cheese’s (124 North Shore Blvd., Slidell, 985-641-4878; 3701 gen. Degaulle Drive, 504-367-1214; 7000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-4545959; 69252 Hwy. 21, Covington, 985-8936091; www.chuckecheese.com) — Chuck e. Cheese always ranks high in this category, probably because it’s all about kids. It may be difficult to persuade children to sit down to eat their pizza, but they’ll stay entertained while the adults dine. The restaurants have activeplay areas as well as a variety of games with prizes and an animated puppets music show. 2. New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Company (Citywide; www.nohsc.com) 3. Reginelli’s Pizzeria

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eDitor’s picK There’s nothing wrong with Chuck E. Cheese’s. Who doesn’t like pizza served with a side of terrifying, life-sized talking animal entertainment? and ball pits are fun if you’re not worried about bacteria. But what this category attempts to find are grown-up restaurants where children can eat food they like and won’t elicit glares from other diners. If you still want pizza, try the bustling Ancora on Freret Street, which should sate both adult palates and picky eaters, and often is filled with families dining. — LauReN LaBoRDe

Best cheap eats 1. Felipe’s Taqueria (301 N. peters St., 504-2674406; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; www. felipestaqueria.com) — Not only is the Mexican eatery cheap, but with just a quick flick of guacamole on your burrito your order is complete. But Felipe’s doesn’t compromise in quality in pursuit of being fast and cheap. The ingredients are fresh, and a salsa bar is there to spice up your order. 2. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton ave., 504-4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com) 3. Dat Dog (5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883; www. datdognola.com)

Best MeNu for VegetariaNs 1. Green Goddess (307 exchange place, 504-301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com) — Though chef Chris DeBarr has left the exotic exchange alley

hideaway, its menu, now designed by chef paul artigues, is accented by vegetarian and vegan dishes with savory Indian pancakes, Creole tomatoes, local salads and house-pickled vegetables. The kitchen is always willing to design a dish for any veggie diet. 2. Mona’s Cafe (504 Frenchmen St., 504-9494115; 4126 Magazine St., 504-894-9800; 3901 Banks St., 504-482-7743) 3. Nirvana Indian Cuisine (4308 Magazine St., 504-894-9797; www. insidenirvana.com)

Best place for Desserts 1. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www. shopsucre.com) — upscale, creative confections and a modern spin on the wholesome sweet shop decor have turned this gourmet spot into an institution almost overnight. a wide array of prettily designed truffles and cakes make for impressive gifts. 2. Angelo Brocato (214 North Carrollton ave., 504-486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com) 3. Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro (2001 St. Charles ave., 504-593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com)

Best place to get cupcaKes 1. The Kupcake Factory (Citywide; www.thekupcakefactory.com) Cupcakes are an artform at the Kupcake Factory and have all one could hope for in a cupcake: they are pretty, fluffy, and loaded with frosting. Twenty-nine fun flavors like the Fat elvis (banana


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1. Manny Randazzo King Cakes (3515 N. Hullen St., 504-456-1476; www.randazzokingcake. com) — It seems nothing beats this perennial winner. perhaps it’s that moist, braided cake with the sticky icing, or how the bakery’s excellent service makes it simple to ship the cake to your loved ones (or yourself) anywhere in

the world. The cakes also are available year round to sate off-season cravings. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson; 504-837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com) 3. TIE: Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-5208311; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com) 3. TIE: Rouses (Citywide; www.shop.rouses.com)

Best Buffet

1. The Buffet at Harrah’s (8 Canal St., 504-533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com) — The Buffet at Harrah’s is a fine-dining smorgasbord with favorites like jumbo shrimp and fried chicken, along with pacific Rim and French dishes. The Sweet Treats dessert bar is laden with even more guilt-inducing delights. You might even forget about going back to the black-jack table. 2. Nirvana Indian Cuisine (4308 Magazine

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Best wiNe list 1. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles ave., 504-895-0858; www. thedelachaise.com) — The curated wine list offers almost two dozen wines by the glass and another wide selection of wines by the bottle. You can choose cozy ambience and sit at a table or booth indoors, or soak in the New Orleans charm at tables on a patio overlooking the streetcar line and St. Charles avenue. The menu also offers diverse tastes; ask a bartender to help you pair dishes with wines. 2. Emeril’s (800 page 33

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Best Chef 1. John Besh — Since he took over Restaurant august in 2005, Besh has built a small culinary empire in New Orleans, with seven restaurants in the New Orleans area, as well as The Soda Shop (inside the National World War II Museum). The latest is Borgne, which opened earlier this year in the Hyatt Regency Hotel and has drawn accolades for the food created by Besh and his partner, chef Brian Landry … who placed third in this category. 2. Susan Spicer 3. Brian Landry

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Best deli 1. Stein’s Market and Deli (2207 Magazine St., 504-527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net) — gooey pastrami sandwiches and cranky attitudes behind the counter (there’s a system here — don’t screw it up, wait your turn, talk fast) are more Lower east Side Manhattan than Lower

Best Burger 1. Company Burger (4600 Freret St., 504-2670320; www. thecompanyburger.com) — Company Burger not only boasts a burger that anthony Bourdain described on Twitter as “pretty goddamn perfect,” but its menu is filled with other gems: a lamb burger, a grilled cheese sandwich that includes a fried egg, and rotating sides like fried okra. The restaurant also has a mayo bar. 2. Port of Call (838 esplanade ave., 504-5230120; www. portofcallnola.com) 3. Cowbell (1200 eagle St., 504-298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com)

editor’s PiCK: This is a good list, but I woud have to add the veggie burger from truburger (the best nonmeat burger I’ve ever had), along with the bacon cheeseburger at Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, any of the sliders at Phil’s Grill, the Buffa Burger at Buffa’s (get it with grilled onions) and the Beachburger at Beachcorner Bar and Grill, which I have yet to be able to finish in one sitting. — KeVIN aLLMaN

Best gourmetto-go 1. Martin Wine Cellar

(3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420; 4221 Bienville St., 897-0191, www.martinwine.com) — Martin Wine Cellar is the discerning picnicker’s delight. an array of salads and classic sandwiches (Cubans, Reubens, and clubs) and gut-busters (try the Steamboat: corned beef, ham, bacon, swiss, Creole mustard, and onion) are made fresh toorder. You can shop for wine while you wait. 2. Gott Gourmet (3100 Magazine St., 504-3736579, www.gottgourmetcafe.com) 3. Chez Nous (5701 Magazine St., 504-8997303, www.gotocheznous.com)

Best groCery store PreParedfood-to-go 1. Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8888225; 5600 Magazine St., 504-899-9119; www. wholefoodsmarket.com) — One of the reasons Whole Foods receives accolades is its amazing selection of food-to-go. Both the arabella Street location Uptown and the Veterans Memorial Boulevard location in Metairie offer healthy, restaurant-quality takeout for people on the run. (plus you might see Drew Brees in the Uptown location.) 2. Rouses (Citywide; www.rouses.com) 3. Langenstein’s (800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-831-6682; 1330 arabella St., 504-8999283; www.langensteins.com)

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1. Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St., 504-891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com) — Diners can eat inside but, when the weather’s nice, Martinique’s intimate courtyard is the way to go. This elegant Uptown restaurant serves traditional bistro food with local, seasonal ingredients. 2. Bacchanal (600 poland ave., 504-9489111; www.bacchanalwine.com) 3. Cafe Rani (2917 Magazine St., 504-8952500; www.caferanimagazine.com)

garden District, and it’s a welcome sore thumb. The sandwich selection can’t be beat, and the specialty grocery items — olive oils, bitters, pickles, mustards and other condiments — are a gourmand’s delight. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 504894-7420; 4221 Bienville St., 504-897-0191; www.martinwine.com) 3. Kosher Cajun Deli (3519 Severn ave., Metairie, 504-888-2010; www.koshercajun.com)

Best gumBo 1. Gumbo Shop (630 St. peter St., 504-525-1486, www.gumboshop.com) — Once again The gumbo Shop wins the reader’s choice (and has every year since 1999). Tourists

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Best Pizza restauraNt 1. Slice (1513 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 504-897-4800; www. slicepizzeria.com) — New Orleans hasn’t traditionally been known for its pizza, and to many, Slice is an oasis of mozzarellapepperoni goodness in a pizza desert. The specialty pies are nothing new but are done well — such as the shrimp and andouille or the Greek pizza with artichoke, feta, green olives, and red onions. 2. Theo’s Pizza (4218

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Magazine St., 504-8948554; 4024 Canal St., 504-302-1133; www.theospizza.com) 3. Reginelli’s Pizzeria (Citywide; www.reginellis.com)

editor’s Pick “New Orleans can’t do pizza” is one of the laziest stereotypes in the city’s culinary landscape. Newcomers Pizza Delicious, The Midway and Pizzicare show how to perfect a timehonored tradition with a New Orleans palate, and Domenica and Ancora take a more traditionally delicious approach without the big city pretension. Sure, you can’t grab a wonderfully greasy $1 slice on a street corner, but we aren’t in the West Village, and we shouldn’t aspire to be. — AlEx WOODWARD

Best Bar food 1. The Bulldog (3236 Magazine St., 504-8911516, 5135 Canal St., 504-488-4191; www. bulldog.draftfreak.com) — The Bulldog has a wide variety of beers, and it upholds the same standard on its menu. You’ll find anything the tipsy eater could dream up: nachos, wings, dips, burgers, eggrolls and, of course, fries, which are something special. The Amber fries are a large portion of wafflecut potatoes drenched in cheese. The Porter fries — covered in wing sauce, chili, cheese, and jalapenos — aren’t for the faint of stomach. 2. Cooter Brown’s

Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com) 3. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com)

Best BarBecue shriMP 1. Pascal’s Manale Restaurant (1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-8954877) — You’ll want to bathe in the combination of butter, lemon, garlic, Worcestershire, white wine, hot sauce and a secret blend of spices. Pascal’s Manale has been serving this style of barbecue shrimp (which has nothing to do with traditional barbecue sauce or a grill) since 1903 and has been winning over diners ever since. 2. Mr. B’s Bistro (201 Royal St., 504-523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com) 3. Deanie’s Seafood (841 Iberville St., 504581-1316; 1713 lake

Ave., Metairie, 504-8314141; www.deanies.com)

Best oyster Po-Boy 1. Parkway Bakery & Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; www. parkwaypoorboys.com) — Monday is like a holiday at Parkway: it’s the only day when oyster po-boys are available. Piping hot and crispy fried, this is a simple sandwich, but one of the most beloved in New Orleans. 2. Domilise’s Po-boys (5240 Annunciation St., 504-899-9126) 3. Acme Oyster House (724 Iberville St., 504525-1158; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com)

Best shriMP Po-Boy 1. Parkway Bakery and Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.

com) — This is Parkway’s fourth year in the No. 1 slot for this category, and for good reason. The big shrimp po-boy is among the best sandwiches in a place famous for sandwich superlatives. For the price of an appetizer at some other restaurants, you’ll get a po-boy so full of crisp, fried shrimp that, once you’ve finished the sandwich proper, you’ll find a second meal has fallen onto your paper wrapper. 2. Domilise’s Po-boys (5420 Annunciation St., 504-899-9126) 3. TIE: Crabby Jack’s (428 Jefferson Highway, 504-833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com) 3. TIE: Mahony’s Po-boy Shop (3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com)

Best roast Beef Po-Boy 1. Parkway Bakery and

Tavern (538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com) — Best to have a whole roll of paper towels on hand if you’re going to attempt Parkway’s roast beef poboy. Fall-apart roast beef, juices, onions and debris slathered in gravy, this is a sloppy sandwich that requires a bib. 2. Mother’s Restaurant (401 Poydras St., 504523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net) 3. Tracey’s (2604 Magazine St., 504-8975413; www.traceysnola.com)

Best Place to Get a sPecialty saNdwich 1. Stein’s Market and Deli (2207 Magazine St., 504-527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net) — Prosciutto, pastrami, corned beef and tongue reign supreme at this Jewish and Italian deli in the lower Garden.

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1. Central Grocery (923 Decatur St., 504523-1620) — What Cafe Du Monde is to beignets, Central Grocery is to muffulettas. Tourism hasn’t marred the Old World atmosphere of this 106-year-old store that’s generally accepted as the originator of the sandwich. The muffuletta has a simple construction – no frills here, just a fresh, round, seeded bun decked with salami, provolone, and olive salad – which is perhaps the reason it’s consistently ranked the best. 2. Nor-Joe Import Co. (505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 504-833-9240; www.norjoe.com) 3. TIE: DiMartino’s (3900 General DeGaulle Drive, 504-367-0227) 3. TIE: Napoleon House (500 Chartres St., 504522-4152; www.napoleonhouse.com)

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There’s even an assortment of knishes, cream cheese, and giant, doughy bagels shipped in from New York. 2. St. James Cheese Company (5004 prytania St., 504-899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com) 3. Martin Wine Cellar (714 elmeer ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; 3500 Magazine St., 504894-7420; www.martinwine.com)

Best tacos 1. The Rum House (3128 Magazine St., 504941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com) — New Orleans is by no means short of convivial, chipsand-queso taquerias, but Rum House stands out with its selection of

Caribbean-inspired tacos packed with toppings. Options include standbys like fried fish tacos and others with more unusual fillings like fried oysters, curried lamb and duck cracklings. 2. Taqueria Corona (1827 Hickory ave., 504738-6722; 3535 Severn ave., 504-885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., 504897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com) 3. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton ave., 504-4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com)

Best cup of coffee 1. PJ’s Coffee (Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com) —

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Best Iced coffee 1. PJ’s Coffee (Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com) — PJ’s iced coffee is essential during the hotter months, and the coffee company has it down to a science, combining a cold-pressed Viennese blend with Melipone vanilla that makes for a rich, creamy pick-me-up. Add in one of dozens of flavor syrups for an extra sugary treat. 2. CC’s Community Coffee House (Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com) 3. Starbucks (Citywide; www.starbucks.com)

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Best place to Get Ice cream/ Gelato 1. Angelo Brocato (214 n. Carrollton Ave., 504486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com)

— Here, you won’t find lavender-chocolate ice cream, avocado sorbet or the trendy flavors populating gourmet ice creameries. Instead, be comforted by bricks of pastel spumoni, traditional Italian gelati and cookies, and the cafe’s famous Italian ices, which you can find in stores but are more fun to eat at Brocato’s. 2. Creole Creamery (4924 Prytania St., 504-894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 504-4822924; www.creolecreamery.com) 3. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-520-8311; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com)

Best frozeN YoGurt 1. Pinkberry (3460 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985612-7306; 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 504-899-4260; www. pinkberry.com) — Fro-yo places are propagating like an infectious culture across new orleans, but Pinkberry remains the best. Its flavors — which include seasonal options — are tangy and subtle, the toppings are unique and often changing, and new locations are in the works. They offer delivery in some areas. 2. Tutti-Fruitti (Citywide; www.tfyogurt.com) 3. Yogurtland (4903 Prytania St., 504-3336809; www.yogurtland.com)

Best sNo-Ball staNd 1. Hansen’s Sno-Bliz (4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-9788; www.

snobliz.com) — endure the long line and summer heat, and you’ll be rewarded with a cup packed high with feathery shaved ice and creamy syrup from a place that resembles a time capsule or museum. Ashley Hansen, granddaughter of ernest Hansen, who invented the ice-shaving machine, is still there serving snoballs with a smile. 2. Williams Plum Street Snowballs (1300 Burdette St., 8667996; www.eteamz.com/ plumstreetsnoball) 3. Sal’s Sno-Ball Stand (1823 Metairie road, 504-666-1823)

Best coffeehouse 1.PJ’s Coffee (Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com) — Before the mainstream popularity of macchiatos and mocha lattes, there was PJ’s. Started in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan (PJ), this local chain has been a new orleanian daily necessity for decades. Twelve different roasts and a variety of syrups

and flavors continue to draw loyal patrons. 2. CC’s Community Coffee House (Citywide; www.communitycoffee. com) 3. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse (3133 Ponce de Leon St., 504913-9072; www.fairgrinds.com)

Best restauraNt that delIvers 1. Reginelli’s Pizzeria (Citywide; www.reginellis.com) — nine locations, and reginelli’s has new orleans pretty much covered for delivery. With its sizeable menu of toppings, calzones, salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes, you’d be hardpressed not to find something that appeals, and the hefty portions make for great leftovers. 2. Five Happiness (3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com) 3. Mikimoto (3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com)

Bars & Entertainment Best lIve theater veNue 1. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts (1419 Basin St., 504-2870351; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com) — The Mahalia is a great place to see both concerts and Broadway touring shows — and with the restoration of Armstrong Park, its “front lawn” is now beautiful again at night with lights and sculpture. Pro tip: When the little bars downstairs are thronged before the show and at intermission, head for the big bar on the mezzanine for a quick drink. 2. The AllWays Lounge and Theater (2240 St. Claude Ave., 504-2185778; www.theallwayslounge.com) 3. Mid-City Theatre (3540 Toulouse St., 504-

488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com)

Best local theater performer 1. Becky Allen — dawlin’! Brassy Becky (she calls herself a “showgirl”) has managed everything from comedic roles to dramatic turns, but this month she returned to her performing roots at MidCity Theater in a revival of the comedy-cabaret act she and partner ricky Graham (no. 2 on this list) pioneered decades ago in a succession of French Quarter bars. 2. Ricky Graham 3. Bryan Batt

Best daNce cluB 1. Gold Mine Saloon (701 dauphine St., 504-586-0745; www.goldminesaloon.net) — Sweaty post-grads knock back flaming dr. Pepper shots and dance into the wee hours at this French Quarter haunt that can be a fun night or a nightmare depending on your disposition. once the spilled

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These local chains are perennial favorites in the coffee categories, and they are good. But as a relentless caffeine fiend who has traveled far and wide to get my fix, allow me to offer some less-known alternatives. From a tiny shack across from Whole Foods, Velvet Espresso serves coffee from quality roasters like Intelligentsia and brews using siphon and other slow-bar coffee serving methods (it may take a few minutes but it’s worth it). They also recently launched a mobile espresso bar (www.velvettogeaux.com). Speaking of mobile coffee, Brigade Coffee Company (www.brigadecoffee.com) serves its potent brews from an old Citroen truck. Follow the brewer on Twitter (@BrigadeCoffee) for location updates. — LAuren LABorde

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Best Bar to watch sports 1. Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com) — Cooter Brown’s has snagged the top spot in this category every year

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Best college Bar 1. The Boot (1039 Broadway St., 504-8669008; www.thebootneworleans.com) — Many a work-study check has been spent on pub fare

and cheap, strong drinks at this no-frills Uptown university legend, known for its 50-cent drink night and triple-shot happy hour. 2. Bruno’s Tavern (7538 Maple St., 504-861-7615; www.brunostavern.com) 3. F and M Patio Bar (4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com)

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Best hotel Bar 1. Carousel Bar (Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 504-523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com) — Celebrities as diverse as Tennessee Williams, Michael Jordan and Gregg Allman have stopped at the Hotel Monteleone to have a cocktail at the Carousel Bar, the city’s only revolving bar. The bar, installed in 1949, underwent an extensive renovation in 2011, but kept its 25 famous circus-themed chairs at the center bar. Seating in the stationary part of the lounge provides views of Royal Street.

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2. The Sazerac Bar (The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., 504648-1200; therooseveltneworleans.com) 3. Davenport Lounge (Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., 504-524-1331; www. ritzcarlton.com)

Best geNtlemeN’s/ strip CluB 1. Rick’s Cabaret (315 Bourbon St., 504-5244222; www.iknowrick. com) — With 18,000 square feet of space over three floors — two of them open to the public — Rick’s is more a complex than a club. Its dancers are only a part, albeit a major one, of the entertainment. Rick’s also has 12 TVs, including a 92-inch flat screen, showing sports. The menu includes a wide selection of bar food. 2. Visions Men’s Club (4000 Downman Road, 504-240-0069; www.visionsmensclub.com) 3. Penthouse Club (727 Iberville St., 504-5244354; www.penthouseclubneworleans.com)

Best happy hour 1. American Sector (945 Magazine St., 504-527-6088; www.nationalww2museum.org/ american-sector) — Chef John Besh’s restaurant in the National World War II Museum always has good deals on what it calls “American classics with a gourmet twist.” But from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., patrons can get half-price drinks and barbecue sliders for 75

cents apiece. 2. Domenica Restaurant (Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com) 3. Superior Grill (3636 St. Charles Ave., 504-899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com)

Best Bar for NoNsmokers 1. d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; www. dbabars.com) — This Frenchmen Street club partnered with Let’s Be Totally Clear campaign to get smoke out of bars and music venues — d.b.a. went cold turkey in 2011, and it’s still a destination for live music, whether it’s Washboard Chaz or Rotary Downs, and its solid selection of draft and bottled brews and fine spirits. 2. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www. curenola.com) 3. Oak (8118 Oak St., 504-302-1485; www. oaknola.com)

Best plaCe to daNCe to a live BaNd 1. Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-8958477; www.tipitinas.com) — What began in 1977 as a neighborhood juke joint for Professor Longhair to have regular gigs has developed into a breeding ground for local up-andcoming talent, which supports musically-inclined youth and is still a popular place for dancing and drinking, especially during the Sunday Fais Do Do with Bruce Daigrepont. 2. Rock ’N’ Bowl (3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 504861-1700; www.rocknbowl.com) 3. d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; www.dbabars.com)

Best movie theater 1. The Theatres at Canal Place (The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., 504-581-5400; www.thetheatres.com) — The ticket prices aren’t cheap,

but with the theater’s comfortable seats, the menu by Adolfo Garcia, booze that isn’t frozen Jack-and-Coke and selection of films that includes both indie flicks and blockbusters, it’s worth the extra money. 2. Prytania Theatre (5339 Prytania St., 504891-2787; www.theprytania.com) 3. AMC Palace 20 Elmwood (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, 504-733-2029; www.amctheatres.com)

Best plaCe to see Comedy 1. La Nuit Comedy Theater (5039 Freret St., 504-231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com) — This Freret Street staple is home to the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival and weekly standup and improv showcases, like Comedy Sportz and God’s Been Drinking. It also offers five levels of improv classes, as well as a sketch comedy writing

course. The theater also regularly hosts touring comics, burlesque and other events. 2. Harrah’s New Orleans (8 Canal St., 504-533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com) 3. The New Movement Theater (1919 Burgundy St., 504-302-8264; www.newmovementtheater.com/new-orleans)

Best loCal ComediaN

1. J.D. Sledge — Readers selected J.D. Sledge for Gambit’s firstever “Best Of” distinction for a local comic. Sledge performs regularly at House of Blues and Howlin’ Wolf and at hotspots in Chicago and elsewhere. He also co-founded the popular Comedy Fusion Revival tour, now in its fifth year. 2. Jodi Borrello 3. Chris Trew

Best plaCe to get a martiNi

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1. Pal’s Lounge (949 N. Rendon St., 504-4887257; www.palslounge. com) — Maybe it’s the centerfold bathroom wallpaper, or the “gingeritas,” or the bar snacks (free cupcakes, anyone?). Whatever it is, Gambit readers have once again dubbed this Bayou St. John spot as the best neighborhood bar, where you’re buzzed into the quiet-to-bustling cattycornered Mid-City favorite for Saints games, air hockey or gratis hot dogs and nachos. 2. St. Joe’s Bar (5535 Magazine St., 504-899-3744) 3. Finn McCool’s (3701 Banks St., 504-4869080; www.finnmccools.com)

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Conti St., 504-586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com) — The extensive martini menu pays homage to the history of its featured elixirs, starting with the Martinez, created in the 1860s by Jerry Thomas, known as the godfather of the cocktail, to “skinny” martinis that weigh in under 150 calories. An equal draw is the ambience of a classic British club with live music and food — and its courtyard. 2. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www.curenola.com) 3. Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com)

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consistently festive atmosphere at this hotspot on St. Charles Avenue. The bar specializes in tequilas, and margaritas are served frozen and on the rocks. The best deals on margaritas are during happy hour at 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day, when it’s two-forone or large-for-the-priceof-a-regular margarita. Patrons can order food in the bar area. 2. El Gato Negro (81 French Market Place, 504-525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., 504488-0107; www.elgatonegro.nola.com) 3. Juan’s Flying Burrito (2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com)

Best Place to Get wiNe By the Glass 1. W.I.N.O. (610 Tchoupitoulas St., 504324-8000; www.winoschool.com) — The Wine Institute of New Orleans, or W.I.N.O., offers 120 wines available in oneounce samples, halfglasses or whole-glasses through self-serve taps. (And it now serves beer.) W.I.N.O. also serves a selection of small plates, including cheeses, artisanal salamis and bruschetta. 2. The Delachaise (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com) 3. Oak (8118 Oak St., 504-302-1485; www.oaknola.com)

Best Beer selectioN 1. The Bulldog (3236

Magazine St., 504-8911516; www.bulldog.draftfreak.com) — The bar offers more than 100 bottled beers and 50 drafts, from all over the world and in every conceivable style. This is the Bulldog’s fifth year taking top honors in this category. 2. Cooter Brown’s Tavern (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com) 3. Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-5869243; www.theavenuepub.com)

Best locally Brewed Beer

1. Abita (21084 La. 36, Abita Springs, 800-7372311; www.abita.com) — Founded in 1986 in Abita Springs, the Abita Brewing Company microbrewery has grown into a local favorite. Abita uses pure spring water to craft its growing portfolio of brews, including flagships like Amber, Jockamo IPA, Purple Haze and seasonals like Mardi Gras Bock and Christmas Ale. 2. Nola Brewing (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996)

3. Covington Brewhouse (226 E. Lockwood St., Covington, 888-910-2337; www.covingtonbrewhouse.com)

Best Bar for craft cocktails 1. Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; www.curenola.com) – A pioneer in the local craft cocktail scene and in the Freret Street renaissance, Cure designs cocktails on its ever-changing drink menu with unique ingredients such as arbol chili Peychaud’s bitters and Nardini Mandorla almond grappa, while the gourmet menu and lounge-esque ambience make it an ideal setting for socializing. 2. Bar Tonique (820 N. Rampart St., 324-6045; www.bartonique.com) 3. Bellocq (Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., 962-0911; www.thehotelmodern.com)

Best casiNo 1. Harrah’s New Orleans (8 Canal St., 504-533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com) — Just walking into this

large casino near the foot of Canal Street is like a Mardi Gras parade for the senses. The bright lights, flashes of color, dinging machines, the sounds of coins dropping and the generally festive atmosphere make for an entertaining afternoon/evening. The games are varied and there’s an ice bar with drink specials and, on Friday and Saturday nights, dancers who perform on the bar. 2. Treasure Chest Casino (5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-4438000; www.treasurechest.com) 3. Boomtown Casino (4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 504-366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com)

Best live Music veNue

1. Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave., 504895-8477; www.tipitinas. com) — Since BONO’s last outing, Uptown’s towering two-floor venue, named for the song of the same name by Professor Longhair (whose bronzed bust awaits inside), has

offered a bevy of bigname headliners (from Sweden’s Lykke Li to Oklahoma’s Wanda Jackson). It’s a reliable local hotspot for brass bands, funk and everything in-between. 2. House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-3104999; www.hob.com) 3. d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen St., 504-942-3731; www.dbabars.com)

Best live Music show iN the last 12 MoNths 1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — The Boss delivered a resonating performance at his three-hour stadium-sized gig. After more than 20 songs, special guests and stage-diving, Springsteen spoke directly to New Orleans with “When the Saints Go Marching In,” followed by a tribute to the late great side man Clarence Clemons with fan favorite “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out.” 2. TIE: Blink 182 2. TIE: Van Halen 3. Katy Perry PAGE 51

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1. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome (1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, 504587-3663; www.superdome.com) — Good for celebrating stellar plays or blunting angst in tight situations on the field, a good bloody mary has what New Orleanians love: tomatoes, spices, heat, alcohol and a garnish. The Superdome does it the way you like it — year after year; it’s won this category annually since 2009. 2. Pat O’Brien’s (624 Bourbon St., 504-5254823; www.patobriens. com) 3. TIE : Atchafalaya (901 Louisiana Ave., 504-8919626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com) 3. TIE : Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com)

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Best local rock BaNd/artist 1. Better Than Ezra — More than 15 years have passed since Better Than Ezra released its quintessentially ’90s hit “Good.” Since then, the band has remained faithful to New Orleans. 2. Cowboy Mouth 3. MyNameIsJohnMichael

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Best local fuNk/r&B BaNd/ artist 1. Galactic — Few bands are as versatile as Galactic. Whether it’s toe-tapping hip-hop beats under Mystikal’s gruff rapping (“Eatin’ rappers with crackers in vegetable soup!), up-tempo bounce songs featuring Big Freedia and Katey Red, or reworkings of traditional Brazilian hits (“Magalenha”), Galactic seemingly can pull off many genres with ease. Its latest release, Carnivale Electricos, illustrates Mardi Gras day, ending with “Ash Wednesday Sunrise.” 2. Trombone Shorty 3. Papa Grows Funk

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Best Jazz fest PerformaNce 2012 1. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band — Bruce Springsteen made his return to Jazz Fest (where he performed in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina and the federal floods) with a three-hour goosebump-inspiring set that transcended the Fairgrounds. Unlike his 2006 Seeger Sessions show, the E Street Band was present, and it wouldn’t be Jazz Fest without Dr. John stopping by to tickle the ivories. 2. Foo Fighters 3. Eagles

Best local Jazz BaNd/artist 1. Kermit Ruffins — Kermit Ruffins left the Rebirth Brass Band in 1992 to form the Barbecue Swingers. Since then, the jazz quintet has released several albums, and Ruffins has become a standard bearer of New Orleans swing. His easygoing attitude coupled with his structured traditional jazz songs makes him just as approachable personally as he is musically. 2. Trombone Shorty 3. Jeremy Davenport

Best caJuN/ zydeco BaNd/ artist 1. Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys — Amanda Shaw has proved she is one of louisiana’s most endeared daughters. The 20-year-old fiddler has been more than capable of holding her own as she opens for seasoned

veterans such as Sonny landreth and Tab Benoit. She is now touring nationally in promotion of her fourth album, Good Southern Girl. 2. Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. 3. Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes & the Louisiana Sunspots

Best local Brass BaNd 1. Rebirth Brass Band — Anyone who has seen Rebirth Brass Band live has probably had “Rebirth got fire, Rebirth got fire!” stuck in his head for weeks. They are one of those infectious bands that just won’t put up with people sitting down during their shows. This fall, they embark across the West Coast and through Canada for eight shows with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 2. Treme Brass Band 3. TIE: Hot 8 Brass

Band 3. TIE: Soul Rebels

Best local raP/ HiP-HoP/BouNce artist 1. Lil Wayne — Though the Martian has landed among the beautiful people in Miami, Gambit readers seem to have forgiven Hollygrove’s prodigal son. lil Wayne’s international entourage, Mountain Dew sponsorship and celebrity pals (like protege’s Drake and Nicki Minaj) are no match for the local love the rapper gets in his hometown, where he’ll dedicate a new skatepark. 2. Big Freedia 3. Juvenile

editor’s Pick Rap in New Orleans, and the South, rides a perpetual wave of sound, influence and popularity. With

lil Wayne now taking residence in Miami, the Cash Money throne has fallen to a massive independent, smart and ambitious underground, with Curren$y, Nesby Phips, Fiend and the Jets at its helm. Jay Electronica and Dee-1 also are gaining national traction, and the entire world continues to be obsessed with bounce, though perhaps only for the spectacle. — AlEx WOODWARD

Best local dJ 1. DJ Soul Sister — “The Queen of Vinyl,” Melissa Weber, is a double threat on Saturday nights, starting with her signature soul/funk/R&B show on WWOZ-FM. Then she loads her crates in the car and heads to Mimi’s in the Marigny, where she spins dance music upstairs into the wee hours. She’s back at Mimi’s on Sundays to

put a chill-down exclamation point on the weekend. 2. DJ Jubilee 3. DJ Tony Skratchere

Politics Best lawmaker 1. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu — For the second year in a row, louisiana’s only “blue” statewide politician proved to be most popular among our readers. This past year, she declared her intention to seek a fourth term. Judging by the results of this very unscientific poll, she’s off to a good start. 2. John Young 3. Stacy Head

Best local scaNdal 1. Ray Nagin — The former mayor continues to make news, even if it’s for PAGE 53

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Better Than Ezra, despite the band’s good intentions in its hometown, really hasn’t had anything to say since “Good,” which wasn’t much in the first place. Die-hard BTE fans must exist in strong enough numbers to have merited the band’s inclusion in this list, though they must thrive in some “alt rock” commune where the calendars remain firmly in 1995. Meanwhile, New Orleans has birthed a billion bands, from Rotary Downs to Thou, which could smoke BTE on any Battle of the Bands stage. — AlEx WOODWARD

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Best New orleaNs City CouNCil MeMBer 1. Stacy Head — The bridesmaid last year, the new and ever outspoken at-large council member finally won the spot this year, after longtime winner arnie Fielkow resigned to take a plum job in Chicago. 2. Jackie Clarkson 3. Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Best JeffersoN Parish CouNCil MeMBer 1. Cynthia Lee-Sheng — The daughter of the late Sheriff Harry Lee zoomed past her colleagues this year to claim top honors. By most accounts, she’s the up-and-comer on the Jp Council and the most likely to move into a parishwide position if she harbors higher political amibitions. 2. Chris Roberts 3. Elton Lagasse

Best CaNdidate for federal iNdiCtMeNt 1. Ray Nagin — Nagin may not be No. 1 in citizens’ hearts, but he’s definitely their favorite political target; he won this “honor” last year, too. as we noted then, he’s not (yet) under

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Best NaMe for a JeffersoN faMily PrisoN BaNd 1. The Freezer Burns — This would have been our favorite, too! 2. Cold Cash 3. Movin’ On Down Band

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all the wrong reasons, and it’s significant that he got more votes than the Saints Bountygate scandal. Last week, the feds subpoenaed Nagin to appear before a grand jury, though Nagin’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, said Team Nagin had asked for more time. 2. Saints Bountygate 3. Aaron Broussard

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Best reasoN Mitt roMNey should have picked BoBBy JiNdal as his ruNNiNg Mate

1. Gets Jindal out of Louisiana/Governor’s Mansion — There was no love for the guv in this category. polling closed before Romney chose Rep. paul Ryan as his No. 2, but Gambit voters were

eager to see the back of our frequently traveling governor. Jindal will be term-limited out of office in 2016 — and the frontrunner in that far-off race is his ideological soulmate, Sen. David Vitter, who is said to be consolidating his power in Louisiana in preparation for the race. 2. He wants to lose 3. There is no good reason

Best reasoN for roMNey Not to pick JiNdal as his ruNNiNg Mate

1. Romney wants to win — Sorry, Bobby — if the reports that came out

Best Cajun/ Zydeco Band: Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys earlier this month were correct, Jindal didn’t even make the final cut of Romney’s Vp picks. There’s always a Cabinet position if Romney wins, but Jindal has already said he has the job he wants in Baton Rouge. Sure hasn’t seemed like it. 2. Vice President Jindal could become president 3. Jindal’s an idiot/ass/ dick/moron/dolt page 57

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1. Jesuit High School (4133 Banks St., 504486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org) — The Blue Jays on Banks Street first held classes in 1926, but the school originated 160 years ago downtown and was founded by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus. The archdiocese college prep school ranks among the top schools in the country for National Merit semifinalists. 2. Benjamin Franklin High School (2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, 504-2862600; www.benfranklinhighschool.org) 3. Isidore Newman School (1903 Jefferson ave., 504-899-5641; www.newmanschool.org)

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Best saiNts Player 1. Drew Brees — As 2012 revs up to a highly anticipated year for an invigorated Saints, Gambit readers know who to turn to: New Orleans’ own “$100 Million Man,” Drew Brees — the quarterback never flinched at the idea of leaving the city, even as the NFL tried to keep him apart, but another “Best Of” title couldn’t hurt. 2. Jimmy Graham 3. Darren Sproles

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Best local Novelist 1. James Lee Burke — OK, Burke isn’t strictly local. He lives in New Iberia and Montana, but he still writes about New Orleans and Louisiana (his latest Dave Robicheaux novel, Creole Belle, was released last month). Moral and morose, Burke has written as poetically as anyone about the beauty and destruction of Louisiana wetlands, but his books still carry the narrative thrust of a Hollywood thriller.

Best Local Jewelry Designer and Best Locally Owned Jewelry Store: Mignon Faget

Best food festival 1. Po-Boy Festival on Oak Street — A short five years after its inception, the Po-Boy Festival has grown exponentially, with more than 50,000 attendees crowding Oak Street last year for one day. With more than 40 vendors sprawled throughout eight blocks, the Po-Boy Fest provides the best possible showcase for all the flavors of the city’s favorite sandwich. 2. Oyster Festival 3. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

2. Billy Martin (the former Poppy Z. Brite) 3. Julie Smith

Best local NoNfictioN autHor 1. Chris Rose — It’s been five years since Rose published his one book, 1 Dead In Attic — a collection of columns and essays about those dazed days post-Hurricane Katrina. Since then, he left The Times-Picayune, wrote briefly for Gambit, moved up north, moved back and found a new outlet for his voice as an essayist on Fox 8’s newscast. 2. Tom Piazza 3. Ken Foster

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Best local artist 1. George Rodrigue — The lovable Cajun (and Blue Dog) artist (www. georgerodrigue.com) moved to New Orleans before Katrina, and his popularity continues to soar, proving that you can’t keep a good man (or a good dog) down. He won this category last year as well. 2. James Michalopoulos 3. Terrance Osborne

Best art Gallery 1. Arthur Roger Gallery (432 Julia St., 504-5221999; www.arthurrogergallery.com) — Arthur Roger Gallery has earned a reputation nationally as an influential leader in contemporary art, representing a variety

of Southern painters, sculptors and artists in other genres. The gallery represents a long list of artists including Elemore Morgan Jr., John Scott, Lin Emery, Dale Chihuly, Ida Kohlmeyer, John Alexander, Willie Birch, George Dureau, Robert Gordy, Francis X. Pavy and many others. 2. Rodrigue Gallery (730 Royal St., 504581-4244; www.georgerodrigue.com) 3. Cole Pratt (3800 Magazine St., 504-8916789; www.coleprattgallery.com)

Best MuseuM 1. New Orleans

Museum of Art (NOMA) (1 Collins Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; www.noma.org) — NOMA makes it easy to explore art, offering a 40,000item permanent collection as well as hosting curated special shows and traveling exhibits from ancient to current times. Museum admission is free to everyone on Wednesdays. Next to the museum is the 5-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, a free venue with 60 sculptures by artists from all over the world exhibited along meandering paths and lush gardens. 2. National World War II Museum (945 Magazine St., 504-528-

1944; www.nationalww2museum.org) 3. Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St., 504-539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org)

Best louisiaNa reality sHow 1. Swamp People — Louisiana reality TV used to be very Bourbon Street-centric, but recently cable had a love affair with the charming folks of backwoods Louisiana, leading to several Cajun-themed shows. History Channel’s Swamp People was the one that started that trend, following the alligator hunters living in the Atchafalaya

1. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — Jazz Fest boasted one of its beefiest lineups ever this year. No wonder it also contained the most pedestrian traffic, as portable chairs formed vast amphitheatres around the main stages, and crowds surrounding headliners such as Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles and Foo Fighters became nearly impossible to maneuver. 2. French Quarter Festival 3. Voodoo Music Experience

Best local 5k/10k race 1. Crescent City Classic (www.ccc10k.com) — Elite athletes and Olympians from around the world line up alongside (or more likely waaaay in front of) less serious runners/ walkers/partiers at this annual tradition. On the Saturday before Easter for the past 33 years, runners — growing from about 900 in 1979 to more than

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1. Anthony Davis — Though the 6-foot10-inches-tall Kentucky Wildcat has hardly touched the wood inside the Hive, the 19-yearold’s “Best Of” buzz kicked off when he was selected overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. And he’s already a Team USA Olympian, bringing not only his height and hoops skills to New Orleans but a gold medal from across the pond. 2. Eric Gordon 3. Jason Smith

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1. Zoo Camp at Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St., 504-5814629; www.auduboninstitute.org) — Designed to teach children about animals and the outdoors, zoo camp, scheduled during summers and holidays, includes hikes around the zoo, animal shows, videos, animal encounters, educational activities and more. 2. Ripples at Tulane University (Reily Recreation Center, 504865-5375; www.reilycenter.com/youth.asp) 3. Jewish Community Center Uptown (5342 St. Charles Ave., 504897-0143; www.nojcc. org)

Best Golf Course 1. Audubon Golf Course (6500 Magazine St., 504-212-5290; www.auduboninstitute.org/ visit/golf) — Set among Spanish moss-dripping, knotty oak trees, this 18hole, verdant course is the creme de la creme of New Orleans golf courses. There’s no lovelier scene for a business game or leisurely Sunday afternoon. The pro shop and clubhouse have everything you need to fit in here. 2. City Park Golf

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Course (1051 Filmore Ave., 504-483-9410, www.cityparkgolf.com) 3. English Turn (One Clubhouse Drive, 504392-2200 www.englishturngolf.com)

Best teNNis Courts 1. City Park (1 Palm Drive, 504-483-9383; www.neworleanscitypark. com/tennis.html) — With 26 well-kept courts – 10 clay and 16 hard – the City Park tennis courts are a full-service facility with a pro-shop and a clubhouse. The tennis club holds tournaments twice a year, and at $25/ year for individuals, it’s one of the most affordable fitness memberships in the city. 2. Audubon Park (6320 Tchoupitoulas St., 504895-1042, www.auduboninstitute.org) 3. New Orleans Lawn & Tennis Club (5353 Laurel St., 504-899-1574; www.noltc.com)

Best CarNival Day paraDe 1. Rex — Rex outdid even its own high standards this year, with a vibrant parade featuring mythical figures from the culture and lore of the Americas, from Native Americans like Hiawatha to Aztec gods. The krewe also introduced a new signature float: The Butterfly King. Its fluttering wings helped raise the parade in voters minds. 2. Thoth

3. Zulu

Best CarNival NiGht paraDe 1. Muses — Muses had plenty in store for parade goers in 2012. The group parodied its own love of shopping in a theme marrying chain stores and current events. The “J. Crude” float reminded locals about BP and oiled oyster beds, and “Wombs To Go” was a self-deprecating self portrait. Credit card- and cash-themed throws offered a little extra incentive to get viewers to buy into the fun. They shopped until they dropped. 2. Endymion 3. Bacchus

Best loCal Charity eveNt 1. Zoo-To-Do (Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 800-774-7394; www. auduboninstitute.org/ztd)

— Zoo-To-Do is one of the city’s swankiest benefit parties, with scintillating light animal sculptures, top-notch food and drink, and big name musical acts. This year saw performances by The Family Stone, Anais St. John, The Kinfolk Brass Band, and Liquid Pleasure, and more than $1 million was raised for the Audubon Zoo. 2. Hogs For the Cause (www.hogsforthecause.org) 3. Red Dress Run (www.neworleanshash.com)

Best NoNprofit 1. LA/SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 504-3685191; www.la-spca.org) — The LA/SPCA has been around since 1888 and has been actively involved in not only rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting unwanted pets, but in getting the community involved with obedience train-

ing, pet first aid courses, and a number of activities for kids. 2. Bridge House/Grace House (4150 Earhart Blvd., 504-522-4474; www.bridgehouse.org) 3. TIE: Junior League New Orleans (4319 Carondelet St., 504-8915845; www.jlno.org) 3. TIE: NO/AIDS Task Force (2601 Tulane Ave., 821-2601; www.noaidstaskforce.org)

Best plaCe for a weDDiNG reCeptioN 1. City Park (1 Palm Drive, 504-488-2896; neworleanscitypark. com/weddings.html/) — What could be more New Orleans than to celebrate nuptials among the native flora, aged oaks, graceful fountains and sculptures at City Park? The New Orleans Botanical Garden, Pops

Fountain and the neoclassical Peristyle are popular spots. 2. Audubon Tearoom (6500 Magazine St., 504-212-5301; www.auduboninstitute.org/ weddings) 3. The Balcony (4738 Utica St., Metairie, 504885-8001; www.thebalconyreceptions.com)

Best pothole to avoiD 1. Fleur de Lis Drive — We talked about this last year: Part of Fleur de Lis north of Veterans Memorial Boulevard has been repaired, then the new road top drops off north of West Harrison Avenue into a continuous mess of potholes and cracked asphalt. Do you need the number of your councilwoman? 2. State & Hurst streets 3. Perdido Street between Gravier and Galvez streets PAGE 62


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Media Best local PuBlicatioN 1. Gambit (www.bestofneworleans.com)— Thanks a lot. We love you back, New Orleans, hard hard hard. 2. The Times-Picayune (www.nola.com) 3. New Orleans Levee (www.nolevee.com)

Best radio statioN 1. WWOZ 90.7 — The winner in this category isn’t shocking (though the absence of Tulane University’s excellent WTUL-FM definitely is a surprise). ’OZ has everything a New Orleans music lover could want: jazz, blues, R&B, funk, world music, Cajun, zydeco and sounds from every point on the Louisiana compass. Bonus: live broadcasts from Jazz Fest. 2. WWL 870 AM 3. B97.1 WEZB

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Best local tV Newscast 1. WWL-TV — “Louisiana’s News Leader” is first in the hearts of our readers for the quality of its reportage and the stability of its news team, which includes Gambit political editor Clancy duBos’ Tuesday night commentaries. But not all is the same at WWL; the station scooped up TimesPicayune reporters david Hammer and Brendan McCarthy, and we hear the sorta-dumpy news set will soon get a Battlestar Galacticaworthy makeover. 2. WDSU-TV 3. WVUE-TV

Best local Blog editor’s Pick WTUL-FM 91.5 is one of the last remaining truly independent college radio stations in the country. The Tulane-based station’s dedicated progressive programming calendar is a stronghold for upcoming artists, experimental music, punk rock, jazz, classical and the longest-running reggae show in the country. — aLex WOOdWaRd

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especially listeners who have heard them joke on the air since 2000, years before their marriage and The afternoon Swirl in 2006. 2. John “Spud” McConnell 3. Garland Robinette

1. T-Pot & Stevie G (The afternoon Swirl, B97-FM) — Listeners enjoy celebrity gossip and “only in New Orleans” moments on The afternoon Swirl, weekdays from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., but also adore updates on the couple’s family life,

1. Blackened Out (BlackenedOut.com) — Rene Louapre and peter Thriffiley Jr.’s food blog knocked nola.com out of the top spot this year. Louapre and Thriffiley review restaurants with their signature golf rankings (par, bogey, birdie, eagle) and mouthwatering photos of whatever they’re cooking up at home. and the comments section on Blackened Out is always interesting and usually smart. 2. Uptown Messenger (www.uptownmessenger.com) 3. Gambit (BlogofNewOrleans.com)

Best local PersoN oN twitter 1. Drew Brees (@drewbrees) — drew Brees’ Twitter is pretty vanilla: he

mostly posts pictures of his kids, noncontroversial, media-trained comments and the occasional Jimmy John’s promo. But even if he posted nothing but tweets saying “WHO daT!” he would probably still have just as many followers (1,266,015 at press time). 2. Thomas Morstead (@Thomasmorstead) 3. Margaret Orr (@MargaretOrr)

Best local tV aNcHor 1. Angela Hill — Now in her 37th year at WWLTV, angela (she needs only one name in New Orleans) has won nearly every possible local journalism award for her reporting and anchoring skills. She’s also a familiar face for her many community endeavors (which include hosting the Big easy awards’ annual Tribute to the Classical arts) and her advocacy for animals in her “animal patrol” segments. 2. Norman Robinson 3. Lee Zurik

Best local tV weatHercaster 1. Bob Breck — The WVUe meteorologist has been a fixture on New Orleans weathercasts for 34 years, using his signature combination of folksy style and the latest in forecasting computer technology. Breck also keeps a blog (bobbreck. blogspot.com), where he provides more information about weather patterns and frequently challenges climate change theories (he’s a skeptic). 2. Margaret Orr 3. Carl Arredondo

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Best reasoN to pIck Up gamBIt 1. It’s informative/to keep current — We try to keep you informed, not just with the weekly paper, but with breaking news and interesting items on the Blog of New Orleans, as well as livetweeting everything from public meetings to live concerts (follow us: @The_gambit). plus our listings editor, Lauren LaBorde, has created the most updated, comprehensive and searchable database in town. 2. Food News 3. TIE: BONO Readers’ Poll 3. TIE: Music coverage and calendar

Best local weBsIte 1. Nola.com — Oh, Nola. com. No one loves you but our voters. You’ve had such a tough year, taking slings and arrows from people upset that your sister paper, The TimesPicayune, is scaling back publication. Then you had a hideous makeover that pissed off even more readers. In recent weeks, though, you’ve responded to readers and made yourself a bit more visually appealing. 2. BestofNewOrleans.com 3. WWLTV.com

Goods and Services Best New retaIl store 1. Free People (2001 Magazine St., 504-5680223; www.freepeople. com) — Secrecy — especially with media — is part of the schtick at Free people, which is why many locals didn’t know it opened. per its website, they want to reach “a 26-year-old girl … who can’t resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street.” Our preemptive apologies to Fido, Maw Maw and paw paw. 2. A Girl Is a Gun (6010 Magazine St., 504-8914475; www.agirlisagun.com) 3. Hattie Sparks (714 adams St., 504-3045975; www.hattiesparks.com)

edItor’s pIck Recently, Bywater’s Burgundy Street has gone from sleepy residential enclave to bustling corridor, boasting yoga studios, restaurants and retail to

rival Magazine Street’s. anchoring that trend is Bon Castor (3207 Burgundy St., 504-9489987; www.boncastor. com), a cheerful little cubbyhole of a shop that offers whimsical, New Orleans-centric soaps, ceramics, dresses, paintings, stationery, jewelry and more — most of which is made by neighborhood residents. Owner amy Knoll’s inventory manages to be both unpredictable — there are creepy portraits of demon-tongued women by Molly Maguire — and reliable, filling any last-minute gift need in a pinch. — MISSY WILKINSON

Best meN’s clothINg store 1. Perlis (600 Decatur St., Suite 103, 504-5236681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 6, Mandeville, 985-674-1711; 6070 Magazine St., 504-8958661; www.perlis.com) — perlis is famous for its crawfish-emblazoned garments and Mardi gras striped shirts, but the LSU and Saints gear, which even includes formal items, is not to be missed. 2. Rubensteins (102 St. Charles ave., 504-5816666; www.rubensteinsneworleans.com) 3. Jos. A. Bank (230 Carondelet St., 504-5289491; 2735 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6244067; 3320 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-6202265; www.josbank.com)

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Best womeN’s Boutique 1. Hemline (605 Metairie Road, Suite B, Metairie, 504-309-8778; 609 Chartres St., 504-592-

0242; 3308 Magazine St., 504-269-4005; www.shophemline.com) — Hemline originated over a decade ago in the French Quarter and has since expanded throughout Louisiana, the South and Midwest, providing unique and on-trend designer fashions and participating in local style events. 2. Trashy Diva (829 Chartres St., 504-5814555; 2048 Magazine St., 504-299-8777; www.trashydiva.com) 3. Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 504-8669666; www.yvonnelafleur.com)

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766 Harrison ave., 504482-8200; www.shoplittlemissmuffin.com) 3. TIE: Magic Box (5508 Magazine St., 504-8990117; www.magicboxneworleans.com) 3. TIE: Haase’s (8119 Oak St., 504-866-9944; www.haases.com)

Best shoe store

Best store for eveNiNg wear 1. Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal place, 301 Canal St., 504-524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com) — Knowledgeable and friendly evening wear sales associates keep runway trends and customers’ style in mind while combing through racks of haute couture from Ocsar de la Renta, emilio pucci, alexander McQueen and more, directing shoppers to neighboring departments as needed. 2. Pearl’s Place (3114 Severn ave., Metairie, 504-885-9213; www.pearlsplace.com) 3. Macy’s (The esplanade, 1401 W. esplanade ave., Kenner,

190, Covington, 985-8097544; 3363 Severn ave., Metairie, 504-885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters. com)

Best locally owNed liNgerie shop

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1. House of Lounge (2044 Magazine St., 504671-8300; www.houseoflounge.com) — Lingerie here is either sweet like satin pajamas a la Clair Huxtable, sassy like lacetrimmed cami and thong sets or scandalous like marabou pasties. The store has an all-encompassing selection of sizes, with boudoir accessories, costumes and custom corsets being some of the most talked-about items. 2. Basics Underneath (1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-7279521; 5513 Magazine St., 504-894-1000) 3. Trashy Diva Lingerie Boutique (831 Chartres St., 504-522-8861; www.trashydiva.com)

Best store for sportswear 1. Academy Sports & Outdoors (Citywide; www.academy.com) — It’s convenient to find name-brand fashions for a range of activities from padded football pants to yoga and pilates garb as well as casual sportswear for things like tailgating (there’s a range of jerseys and T-shirts for the Saints, Hornets, LSU, Tulane and more), crawfish boils or playing a supporting role in the stands at sporting events. 2. Dick’s Sporting Goods (Lakeside Shopping Center annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 130, Metairie, 504-835-0091; www.dickssportinggoods.com) 3. Massey’s Professional Outfitters (509 N. Carrollton ave., 504-648-0292; 816 Hwy.

1. Dirty Coast (5631 Magazine St., 504-3243745; www.dirtycoast.com) — artistically clever homages to all things New Orleans, including commemorative or trenchant treatments of localcentric headlines, are expressed on T-shirts and sold at this Uptown shop. Hubig’s pie factory. The daily Times-Picayune. The New Orleans Saints’ bounty and Superdome bugging scandals. There’s a T-shirt for that. 2. Fleurty Girl (632 St. peter St., 504-304-5529; 2885 Hwy. 190, Suite C, Mandeville, 985-7780341; 3117 Magazine St., 504-301-2557; Lakeside plaza, 3313 Severn ave., Metairie, 504-454-1433; www.fleurtygirl.net) 3. Storyville (3029 Magazine St., 504-3046209; www.storyvilleapparel.com)

Best store for viNtage clothiNg 1. Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 504-8995587) — There’s always something new and interesting at this clothing exchange, which offers vintage, used and new men’s and women’s apparel, shoes, handbags and funky accessories. There also are handmade costumes, custom T-shirts and local designers’ fashions. 2. Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 504891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com) 3. Miss Claudia’s (4204 Magazine St., 504897-6310; www.missclaudias.com) page 71

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1. Feet First (526 Royal St., 504-569-0005; 4122 Magazine St., 504-8996800; www.feetfirststores.com) — In addition to shoes and handbags from top name designers, Feet First provides fashion aids for concealing the unsightly and comforting the uncomfortable, menswear and products from local lines including NOYO, Nola Couture and Skip N’ Whistle. 2. Saks Fifth Avenue (The Shops at Canal place, 301 Canal St., 504-524-2200; www.saksfifthavenue.com) 3. Shoe-Nami (3102 Magazine St., 504-8951717; 3319 Severn ave., Metairie, 504-885-0805; 15 Westbank expwy., gretna, 504-366-0177)

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Best thrift store 1. Goodwill (Citywide; www.goodwillno.org) — The clothing, electronics, housewares and tchotchkes are freshened often as donations roll in, and prices are consistently low (check for weekly half-price days). It’s a popular place to find costume fodder, interview suits and home decor. Plus, 80 percent of sales revenues goes toward Goodwill workforce training and other programs for people with disabilities. 2. Bloomin’ Deals (4645 Freret St., 504-897-9128; www.jlno.org) 3. Red, White & Blue (5050 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, 504-347-1512; 5728 Jefferson Hwy., 504-733-8066; www.rwbthrift.com)

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Best CoNsigNmeNt store 1. Swap (115 Metairie Road, Unit A, Metairie, 504-304-6025; 7716 Maple St., 504-3046025; www.swapboutique.com) — Not your Maw Maw’s consignment shop but not your teenage sister’s either, Swap is full of like-new, Pinterest-popular garments and accessories from Vera Wang, Christian Louboutin, Badgely Mischka and more, and at more than half off retail. 2. Buffalo Exchange

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(3312 Magazine St., 504891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com) 3. Prima Donna’s Closet (927 Royal St., 504-875-4437; 1206 St. Charles Ave., 504-5223327; 3213 17th St., Metairie, 504-835-1120; www.primadonnascloset.com)

Best shoppiNg Mall 1. Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, www.lakesideshopping. com) — From early in the morning when senior citizens are making laps from Dillard’s to Macy’s for exercise until late in the evening when teenagers are flirting in the food court, Lakeside is buzzing with shoppers enjoying cruising this classic American mall.

2. The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 504-522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) 3. The Esplanade (1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 504-468-6116; www.shoptheesplanade.com)

Best place to Buy furNiture 1. Hurwitz-Mintz (1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-378-1000; www. hurwitzmintz.com) – Since 1923, Hurwitz-Mintz has provided New Orleanians with functional and fashionable furniture and decor, making it easy to see why Gambit readers have named it the best in furniture for over a decade. 2. Doerr Furniture (914 Elysian Fields Ave., 504947-0606; www.doerrfurniture.com)

Best Cosmetic Surgeon: Kamran Khoobehi 3. Rooms To Go (62 Westbank Expy., Gretna, 504-367-4100; 409 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-3993; 5800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-779-2688; www.roomstogo.com)

Best place to Buy laMps/lightiNg 1. Lighting Inc. (8180 Earhart Blvd., 504-4865761; www.lightinginconline.com) — It’s always sunny on Earhart Boulevard — at least it seems that way once you’ve visited the Lighting Inc. showroom, which has a dizzying array of

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C/F Liquidators Canal Furniture ebony, gold, 17th-century artworks and gemstones that sold for $36.7 million at a Christie’s auction. 2. Greg’s Antiques (1209 Decatur St., 504202-8577; www.gregsantiques.net) 3. TIE: Magazine Antique Mall (3017 Magazine St., 504-896-9994) 3. TIE: Renaissance Interiors (2727 edenborn ave., 504-454-3320; www.yourrenaissance.com)

Best aNtiques store

Best Place to Buy a Gift

1. M.S. Rau (630 Royal St., 504-523-5660; www.rauantiques.com) — Looking through an M.S. Rau catalog is like examining a book about art and furniture history. Visitors to the 30,000-square-foot French Quarter showroom might find a painting by Renoir alongside a rare pietre dure casket (read: hope chest) made of

1. Little Miss Muffin (244 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-833-6321; 766 Harrison ave., 504482-8200; www.shoplittlemissmuffin.com) – Specializing in women’s apparel and accessories, children’s clothing and toys, home decor and furniture, Little Miss Muffin also stocks items from several local com-

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panies including New Orleans-themed baby books from Lil Squirts, toiletries from Niven Morgan and silver pieces from Christine Dusang. 2. Hazelnut (5515 Magazine St., 504-8912424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com) 3. Fleurty Girl (632 St. peter St., 504-304-5529; 2885 Hwy. 190, Suite C, Mandeville, 985-7780341; 3117 Magazine St., 504-301-2557; Lakeside plaza, 3313 Severn ave., Metairie, 504-454-1433; www.fleurtygirl.net)

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chandeliers, light fixtures, sconces, lamps, outside lighting and fans all over its ceiling and walls. The locally owned Lighting Inc. has helped New Orleanians show their spaces in a good light for 53 years. 2. Home Depot (Citywide; www.homedepot.com) 3. Armstrong’s Supply Company (3600 Orleans ave., 504-486-0094; www.armstrongssupply.com)

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— Family-owned and -operated pearl’s place provides free alterations and steaming on gowns from top bridal designers including Vera Wang, Jessica McClintock and Monique Lhuillier. pearl’s place knows local bridal style, which is why it’s regularly voted top bridal shop by Gambit readers. 2. Wedding Belles (3632 Magazine St., 504891-1005; www.weddingbellesstationer.com) 3. Yvonne LaFleur (8131 Hampson St., 504-8669666; www.yvonnelafleur.com)

Best local Jewelry DesigNer

1. Mignon Faget (www.-

mignonfaget.com) — Mignon Faget’s family has been in New Orleans since the 18th century and her jewelry is just as much an emblem of the city as the fleur-de-lis she fashions into necklaces, earrings, rings and cufflinks. No true New Orleanian’s personal collection is complete without at least one of her classic designs. 2. Tom Mathis (www.symmetry-jewelers.com) 3. Dominique Giordano (www.dgiordano.com)

Botanicals, bath products, herbal mood enhancers, hookahs, e-cigarettes and vitamins are the hotsellers at the Herb Import Company. The staff here is more knowledgeable in homeopathic remedies than you might know, and there’s an herbalist on staff for consultations and advice. 2. Up In Smoke (2101 Magazine St., 504-8990005; www.upinsmokeneworleans.com) 3. Ra Shop (Citywide; www.rashop.us)

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Best locally owNed MaterNity shop 1. Baby Bump (2917 Magazine St., Suite 102, 504-304-2737; www.nolababybump.com) — For high-fashion mommies-

to-be who want the Mama Spanx and Storksaks that bump-bearing celebs love and for the y’ats who dream of raising little Who Dats starting in utero with Future Who Dat Fan tees, this social media-famous boutique reigns supreme. 2. Angelique Baby (5519 Magazine St., 504-8998992; www.facebook.com/angeliquebaby) 3. Zuka Baby (2122 Magazine St., 504-5966540; www.zukababy.com)

Best locally owNed Jewelry store 1. Mignon Faget (The Shops at Canal place, 333 Canal St., 504-5242973; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 504-8912005; www.mignonfaget.com) — Most of Mignon Faget’s collections capture aspects of New

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Orleans living that locals cherish such as snoballs and wrought iron architecture, while some of them also let shoppers contribute to local causes such as the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and DashThirtyDash, The Times-Picayune employee and contractor assistance fund. 2. Aucoin Hart (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9999; www.aucoinhart.com) 3. TIE: Adler’s (722 Canal St., 504-5235292; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-523-5292; www.adlersjewelry.com) 3. TIE: Symmetry (8138 Hampson St., 504-861page 81

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Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com) – Seasonal inventory like Tahitian marshmallows, signature treats like macaroons and tiny details like sprinkles of glitter make this sweet shop a dessert boutique. Offerings here are the subject of many drool-worthy Instagram pictures and the chocolate drinks and frozen treats can easily become habit-forming. 2. Blue Frog Chocolates (5707 Magazine St., 504-2695707; www.bluefrogchocolates.com) 3. Angelo Brocato (214 N. Carrollton ave., 504486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com)

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Best Dry CleaNer 1. Liberto’s (4814 Prytania St., 504-8972161, www.libertocleaners.com) — Liberto’s has been around for 79 years and has the kind of oldschool attention to detail and genuine service you’d expect from a mom-andpop, but with a mind toward greener practices. Services like next-morning pick-ups for chef jackets speak to its place as a New Orleanian community staple. 2. Young’s (Citywide; www.youngsdrycleaning.com) 3. TIE: Classic Cleaners (1820 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 504-734-9111; www.classiccleaners.net) 3. TIE: Deluxe (5325

Canal Blvd., 504-4887733, www.deluxecleanersnola.com)

Best Hospital 1. Ochsner Health System (1514 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 504-8424083; www.ochsner.org) — Named for Dr. Alton Ochsner, one of its founders, this homegrown institution has been a leader in health care and research for patients of all ages since it opened in 1942. Its network of 50 hospitals and clinics serves more than 336,000 patients from southeast Louisiana and 26 foreign countries. 2. East Jefferson General Hospital (4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 504-454-4000; www.ejgh.org) 3. Touro Infirmary (1401 Foucher St., 504-8977011; www.touro.com)

Best Local Comedian: J.D. Sledge Best Dermatologist 1. Patricia Farris (Old Metairie Dermatology, 701 Metairie Road, Suite 2a, Metairie, 504-8362050; www.oldmetairiedermatology.com) — Dr. Patricia Farris helps patients find the youth that lies within using non-invasive, non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques (laser resurfacing, Botox, fillers and more) and cosmeceutical skin care therapies. She also helps educate other professionals through presentations, training programs and more. 2. Mary Lupo (Lupo Center for Aethetic and

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Best CosmetiC surgeoN 1. Kamran Khoobehi (3901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-2737267; www.khoobehi. com) — Featured on CNN for his skill in saving the sight of a patient bitten on the eyelid by a dog, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi also offers noninvasive techniques (Botox, laser rejuvenation, dermal fillers) and surgical cosmetic procedures including facelifts, breast augmentations and liposuction. 2. Calvin Johnson (Hedgewood Surgical Center, 2427 St. Charles ave., 504-895-7642; www.drcalvinjohnson. com) 3. Michael Moses (1603 Second St., 504-8957200; www.drmoses.com)

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1. Sylvi Beaumont (1138 S. Carrollton ave., 504864-1234) — Dr. Sylvi Beaumont has eased the aches, pains and misalignments of New Orleanians for years. She’s a back specialist who uses her knowledge of yoga, the body’s interactions and chiropractic manipulations to improve patients’ health and provides tips for continuing their progress at home. 2. George Putnam (4902 Canal St., Suite 305, 504-482-1480; www.drgeorgeputnam.com) 3. Antoine Ky (2926 Canal St., 504-821-1500)

Best podiatrist 1. Cyril Scully (3510 Severn ave., Metairie,

504-455-1777) — Like a house’s foundation, good foot health supports overall physical well-being, and problems like bunions, diabetic ulcers or plantar fasciitis eventually affect the entire body. Cyril Scully, an american Board of podiatric Surgery Fellow, can keep you on your toes. 2. Joseph Delucca (3101 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 504-831-2671) 3. Leon Watkins (Watkins Foot Center, 2520 Harvard ave., Suite B, Metairie, 504-4543004; www.watkinsfootcenter.com)

Best deNtist 1. Leslie Gottsegen (2633 Napoleon ave., 504-891-5000) — Quick, thorough and friendly, Leslie gottsegen’s meticulous care would keep patients coming back, even if a cavity-friendly diet of snowballs, pralines and bread pudding didn’t make regular trips to the dentist a New Orleans imperative. 2. John Moffatt (Moffatt & Walsh, 5809 Citrus Blvd., 504-733-8551) 3. Kellie Axelrad (previously of Bippo’s place, 3501 Behrman place, 504-368-1990; www.bipposplace.com)

Best health CluB 1. Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview pkwy., Suite 1200, 504-733-1600; www.elmwoodfitness.com) – elmwood is not just a gym but is a complete fitness center that offers kids’ activities, senior classes, group exercise, personal training and aquatics, all with a 24hour gym, athletic supply shop and cafe that sells more than smoothies. 2. New Orleans Athletic Club (222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375; www.newor-

leansathleticclub.com) 3. Jewish Community Center (3747 W. esplanade ave., Metairie, 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles ave., 897-0143; www.nojcc.org)

Best persoNal traiNer 1. Nolan Ferraro (Salire Fitness, 4209 Magazine St., 504-821-4896; www. salirefitness.com) — Founder of Salire Fitness and an active member of several exercise and health organizations, Nolan Ferraro has more than a decade of experience offering clients personal training, pilates instruction, life coaching and wellness consulting rooted in his faith and tailored to each patron. 2. Mackie Shilstone (www.mackieshilstone.com) 3. TIE: Bryan Melan (B.a.M. in Motion; www.baminmotion.com) 3. TIE: Diane Manganello (NOLa Fit, 2116 Magazine St., 504941-7083; www.nolafit.com)

Best plaCe to take a Yoga Class 1. Wild Lotus Yoga (4842 perrier St., 504899-0047; New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude ave., 504-8990047; www.wildlotusyoga. com) – Wild Lotus Yoga has been in business for 10 years and has been voted No. 1 in this category by Gambit readers for all of them. The studio offers kids’ yoga classes, Thai yoga, mom and baby yoga and more, with the Friday night Yoga Jam becoming a crowd favorite. 2. Life Boutique & Yoga Studio (5422 Magazine St., 504-267-0380; www.lifenola.com) 3. Swan River Yoga, Canal Street (2940 Canal St., 504-267-4596; page 84


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1. Romney Pilates (5619 Magazine St., 504-8951167; www.romneypilates. com) — Soft-spoken receptionists, muted lighting and infused water greet patrons downstairs while ballet barres and wall-towall, floor-to-ceiling mirrors encourage clients to explore their bodies’ full range of motion upstairs. Romney Pilates is also known for BOSU/PULSE classes and meditation and is the only studio in the city that offers Gyrotonic training. 2. Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., 504733-1600; www.elmwoodfitness.com) 3. New Orleans Athletic

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Best DaNce class aND where to take it 1. Zumba at Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite 1200, Harahan, 504733-1600) — In a format designed to feel more like a dance party than a workout, Zumba combines classic Latin dance moves that contribute to body sculpting and fat-burning, making Zumba a fun but effective workout.

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2. Ballet at New Orleans Dance Academy (5956 Magazine St., 504-8993780; www.neworleansdanceacademy.com) 3. Freestyle Cardio @ Nola Fit (2116 Magazine St., 504-941-7083; www. nolafit.com)

Best New workout treNd 1. Zumba — See above. 2. Ballet and Pilates Barre workouts 3. Bicycling

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Best MaNicure/ pedicure 1. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, Metairie, 504835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com) — Manicures and pedicures at earthsavers are relaxing, luxurious experiences and can make hands and feet look better for longer.

Best hair saloN 1. H2O (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504835-4377; 3908 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-9518166; www.h2osalon-spa. com) – Though the salon is named after water, many a freshly done do’s archenemy, H2O provides hair styling and cutting, kids’ services and chemical treatments. It also offers hair repair and corrective coloring to remedy athome snafus. 2. Rocket Science Beauty Bar (640 elysian Fields ave., 504-2188982; www.rocketsciencenola.com) 3. Keith Noonan Salon (Old Metairie Village Shopping Center, 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-482-1866; www. keithnoonansalon.net)

Best day spa 1. Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393) — With so many different offerings, add-ons and packages, there’s a service at Belladonna for everyone: In addition to massage, mani/pedis and waxing, there’s aromatherapy, body buffing with either salt or sugar and treatment packages which use themes to engage all senses. 2. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, Metairie, 504835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com)

3. Ritz-Carlton Spa (921 Canal St., 504-524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com)

Best place to Get a MassaGe 1. Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 140, Metairie, 504835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com) — earthsavers offers deep tissue, full body, Thai, warm stone and pregnancy massages with several add-on options, including aromatherapy, Jacuzzi, sauna and bath. Individual and couple packages combine massages with other services, often in accordance with a theme. 2. Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393) 3. Ritz-Carlton Spa (921 Canal St., 504-524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com)

Best place to Get Makeup applied 1. MAC at Saks Fifth avenue (The Shops at Canal place, 301 Canal St., 504-524-2200; www. saksfifthavenue.com) – getting a makeup application at the MaC counter can simplify preparation for a night on the town or help you nail the perfect shade of foundation and concealer. 2. H2O (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504835-4377; 3908 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, 985-9518166; www.h2osalonspa.com) 3. Make Me Up (3426 Magazine St., 504-8919688; www.makemeupnola.com)

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1. Aidan Gill for Men (550 Fulton St., 504-5664903; 2026 Magazine St., 504-587-9090; www.aidangillformen.com) — In a world of unisex grooming, the dapper Mr. gill is an unapologetic throwback to the days when men went to the barber, dammit, and got a haircut, not “styling.” Sit back with a whisky (and perhaps a cigar) and let aidan and his crew tend to your follicles, or indulge in his hot-towel “Shave at the end of the galaxy,” a bit of pampering as elaborate and relaxing as a great massage. 2. Golden Shears (6008 Magazine St., 504-895-9269) 3. Magazine Street Barbershop (4224 Magazine St., 504-2677823; www.magazinestreetbarbershop.com)

The store also has ergonomic shoes to show off those toenails. 2. Belladonna (2900 Magazine St., 504-8914393; www.belladonnadayspa.com) 3. Serenity (JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., 504525-5433; www.serenityspaneworleans.com)

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835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-6741133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www. earthsaversonline.com) — earthsavers offers waxing for all areas where excess hair is unsightly, ranging from the traditional upper lip and bikini waxes to the rare forehead and neck hair removal treatments. 2. Belladonna Day Spa (2900 Magazine St., 504-891-4393) 3. Bombshell (3343 Metairie Road, Suite 7, Metairie, 504-667-6861; www.bombshellwaxing.com)

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Best Body PierciNg/ tattoo Parlor 1. Electric Ladyland (610 Frenchmen St., 504947-8286, www.electricladyland.net) — electric Ladyland’s location on Frenchmen services latenight crowds as well as the discerning tattooaficiondo. a roster of talented, well-known artists, affordable prices, fast service, and a clean facility

Best locally owNed Bookstore 1. Maple Street Books (Citywide; www.maplestreetbookshop.com) — In the face of a changing literary landscape, the oldest independent book store in New Orleans has not only adapted with online ebook sales and a strong social media presence, it has expanded to include four locations — now there’s a happy story with no end in sight. 2. Octavia Books (513 Octavia St., 504-8997323; www.octaviabooks.com) 3. Garden District Books (The Rink, 2727 prytania St., 504-8952266; www. gardendistrictbookshop.com)

Best car dealershiP 1. Lexus of New Orleans (8811 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-207-3100; www.lexusneworleans.com) — Whether your preference is for the extravagant performance models, which cost more than a quarter million dollars, or the moderately luxurious preowned versions, which start at $35,000, Lexus of New Orleans staff will help you find, finance and maintain the car of your dreams. 2. Lamarque Ford (3101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-443-2500; www.lamarque.com) 3. Lakeside Toyota (3701 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-833-3311;

www.lakesidetoyota.com)

Best fiNaNcial iNstitutioN 1. Whitney Bank (Citywide; www.whitneybank.com) — The New Orleans-based bank, founded in 1883, is the oldest continuously operating bank in the gulf South and serves Louisiana and Texas, and it’s the only “official” bank of the New Orleans Saints. Though it merged with Hancock Bank in 2010, it has kept its name and relationship to the city intact. 2. Chase (Citywide; www. chase.com) 3. Capital One Bank (Citywide; www.capitalone.com)

Best home electroNics store 1. Best Buy (Citywide; www.bestbuy.com) — This cavernous electronics mecca galvanizes the masses to shop by offering variety (there’s everything from home appliances to smartphones), value (they’ll match competitors’ prices) and convenience (there are nine locations in the greater New Orleans area). 2. Radio Shack (Citywide; www.radioshack.com) 3. A-1 Appliance (Citywide; www.a1ontheweb.com)

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1. Planet Beach (Citywide; www.planetbeach.com) — planet Beach is a tanning salon par excellence with more than the typical UV beds. a high pressure UV therapy bed requires only two to four sessions a month to maintain a sun-kissed glow. Other spa services are available too, such as facial and massage treatments and the curious Slim Capsule, a tanning bed-like pod that combines heat, light, massage and aroma therapies. 2. City Beach (3000 Severn ave., Suite 3, Metairie, 504-888-0017; www.citybeachtanning.com) 3. Solaris (7605 Maple St., 504-866-4826, www.tansolaris.com)

have made this a trusted establishment among Gambit readers. 2. Mid-City Voodoux Tattoo (140 N. Carrollton ave., 504-278-1465, www.voudoux.com) 3. Uptown Tattoos (575 S. Carrollton ave., 504866-3859, www.uptowntattoos.net)

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enthusiasts and photographers since 1972. 2. Bennett’s Camera (3230 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-885-9050; www.bennettscamera.com) 3. Moldaner’s (7808 Maple St., Suite D, 504886-6757; www.moldaners.com)

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1. GNO Cyclery (1426 South Carrollton Ave., 504-861-0023, www.gnocyclery.com) — Cycling has become increasingly popular in New Orleans and GNO Cyclery continues to be a popular place for all things two-wheeled. For a contraption that can almost be as confusing as a car, readers trust GNO Cylcery to offer fair service assessments and advice. 2. Bayou Bicycles (3530 Toulouse St., 504-4881946, www.bayoubicycles.com) 3. Bicycle Michael’s (622 Frenchmen St., 504945-9505, www.bicyclemichaels.com)

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1. Metairie Small Animal Hospital (101 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-4266, www. msah.com) — The Metairie Small Animal Hospital has been in business for 65 years and has grown to include several branches around the city. Handling exotic pets, and the usual cats and dogs, this trusted clinic with knowledgeable, compassionate vets, also offers boarding, grooming, and adoptions, and also runs an accessories store. 2. Prytania Veterinary Clinic (4907 Prytania St., 504-899-2828, www.prytaniavet.com) 3. VCA Causeway

Animal Hospital (1315 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-828-2700, www.vcahospitals.com/ causeway)

Best Place to Board your Pet 1. Zeus’s Place (4601 Freret St., 504-304-4718; www.zeusplace.com) – All-inclusive or a la carte grooming, dog and cat boarding with videos and pictures for pet parents and adoptable critters are why Zeus’ Place is “your pet’s home away from home.” 2. Metairie Small Animal Hospital (101 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-4266; www.msah.com) 3. Canine Connection (617 S. Claiborne Ave., 504-304-3844; 4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 2184098; www.canineconnectionnola.com)

Best Place to HaVe your Pet Groomed 1. Zeus’s Place (4601 Freret St., 504-304-4718; www.zeusplace.com) – Getting a pet groomed at Zeus’ Place is easy, and the a la carte services include nail trimming, flea dips and tooth brushing. 2. Petco (Citywide; www.petco.com) 3. Metairie Small Animal Hospital (101 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-4266; www.msah.com)

Best Hotel 1. Ritz-Carlton New Orleans (921 Canal St., 504-524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com) — Authentic New Orleans decorative touches and neoclassical furnishings make a stay at the Ritz-Carlton anything but mundane. The RitzCarlton Club level has private access to the club lounge and its CD and DVD library. Even without

staying the night, the spa, M Bistro and Davenport Lounge make it worth the trip. 2. Roosevelt Hotel (123 Baronne St., 504-6481200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com) 3. Windsor Court (300 Gravier St., 504-5236000; www.windsorcourthotel.com)

Best Bed & Breakfast 1. Soniat House (1133 Chartres St., 504-5448808; www.soniathouse.com) — The Soniat House is more boutique hotel than bed and breakfast, and its period furnishings, lush courtyards and elegantly decorated rooms give guests the feeling of old New Orleans — ideal for romance. 2. Parkview Guest House (7004 St. Charles Ave., 504-861-7564; www.parkviewguesthouse.com) 3. La Maison Marigny (1421 Bourbon St., 504948-3638; www.lamaisonmarigny.com)

Best cHeaP Gas 1. Sam’s Club (3900 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-831-2911; www. samsclub.com) — You don’t have to be a member of Sam’s Club to buy gas here, where it’s usually a few cents cheaper than the competition’s, but if you are, you’ll save an extra five cents per gallon. 2. Discount Zone (2700 Magazine St., 504-895-2001) 3. Brothers (123 Terry Pkwy., Terrytown, 504-368-3800; www.brothersfoodmart.com)

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Best GardeN store 1. Perino’s (3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-7888; www.perinos.com) — a complete outdoor living supply for more than 60 years, perino’s grows its own plants, sells

outdoor furniture and decor and will help customers masterfully design their landscapes. 2. The Plant Gallery (9401 airline Hwy., 504488-8887; www.theplantgallery.com) 3. Harold’s Indoor/ Outdoor Plants (1135 press St., 504-947-7554)

Best extermiNator 1. Terminix (866-3196528; www.terminix.con) — One of the country’s most well-known and trusted exterminators, Terminix protects against pest and rodent infestations and has a userfriendly learning center online which helps customers identify and guard against pests.

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Best Place to Buy wiNe 1. Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 504894-7420; 714 elmeer ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite a-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; www. martinwine.com) — a diverse selection of wines at a wide array of price points, sold by friendly page 93

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and knowledgeable associates, makes Martin’s an ideal place to pick up a house party gift. 2. Dorignac’s Food Center (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; www.dorignacs.com) 3. Rouses (Citywide; www.shoprouses.com)

Best JeffersoN NeighBorhood grocery 1. Dorignac’s Food Center (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; www. dorignacs.com) — It could be the friendly greeting when you enter the store or hearing the staff address many customers by name. Maybe it’s the butchers who offer custom cuts at no extra charge and make 11 vari-

eties of ground meats daily. It could be the expansive beer, wine and liquor selection and low prices, or the store’s focus on providing local and hardto-find brands. Whatever the reason, shoppers love Dorignac’s Food Center. 2. Langenstein’s (800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-831-6682; www.langensteins.com) 3. Zuppardo’s Family Supermarket (5010 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-1150; www.zuppardos.gourmetfoodmall.com)

Best Northshore Neighorhood grocery 1. Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket (125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, 985-893-7554; www.

acquistapaces.com) — A vast selection of budgetfriendly as well as premium wines, beers and liquor at discount prices bring customers from around the Northshore and even Mississippi. The deli is the Northshore’s exclusive purveyor of Thumman’s deli meats, and the store offers everything from freshly baked goods to fully prepared meals. 2. Fresh Market (1816 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-6744105; www.thefreshmarket.com) 3. Saia’s Super Meat Market (2225 Florida Ave., Mandeville, 985-626-9724)

Best liquor store 1. Martin Wine Cellar (3500 Magazine St., 504-

894-7420; 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; Village Shopping Center , 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; www.martinwine.com) — New, trendy spirits are always in stock but old standbys are available too, and at competitive prices. Around the holidays, look out for gift sets from brands such as Disaronno and Vox. 2. Elio’s Wine Warehouse (6205 S. Miro St., 504-866-1852; www.elioswinewarehouse.com) 3. Prytania Liquor Store (1300 Arabella St., 504-891-0448)

Best art Market 1. New Orleans Arts Market at Palmer Park (www.artscouncilofneworleans.org) — The Arts

Council of New Orleans organizes this wide-ranging arts market with a festival attitude on the last Saturday of every month. The market at Palmer Park, at the corner of Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, draws scores of local and regional artists offering ceramics, glassware, wood creations, oil paintings, photographs, fashion, jewelry, handmade novelties and more. The market is family-friendly, with kids’ activities, local cuisine and beverages and free live music. 2. Frenchmen Street Art Market (617 Frenchmen St., 504-5231465) 3. Spun Crossroads at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504329-5621; www.spun-

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Best superMarket 1. Rouses (Citywide; www.shoprouses.com) — Fresh produce, unique products, a high-quality store brand and tasty prepared foods are what makes this Thibodauxfounded chain feel like home to New Orleanians. 2. Whole Foods Market (5600 Magazine St., 504899-9119, 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-8225; www. wholefoodsmarket.com) 3. Winn-Dixie (Citywide; www.winndixie.com)

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BEST BAKERY 1. La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St., 504-2693777) — One of the only bakeries in New Orleans

that still serves impregnated king cakes, La Boulangerie is known for its French-style pastries and breads. 2. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 504-837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com) 3. Gambino’s (300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 504-391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-885-7500; www.gambinos.com)

BEST PLACE TO GET A WEDDING CAKE 1. Haydel’s Bakery (4037 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 504-8370190; www.haydelbakery. com) — Haydel’s wedding cakes are traditional with a few modern accents, but the groom’s cakes can be designed to look like almost anything, including

BMX tracks, bento boxes and pots of crawfish. 2. Swiss Confectionery (747 St. Charles Ave., 504-522-7788; www. swisscakes.net) 3. Sucre (3025 Magazine St., 504-520-8311, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-2277; www.shopsucre.com)

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT 1. Catherine “Katie” Witry (Gardner Realtors, 1820 St. Charles Ave., Suite 110, 504-8916400; www.catwitry. gardnerrealtors.com) — Whether you’re a firsttime homebuyer looking to participate in a soft-second mortgage program or a landlord in search of a new property, Catherine “Katie” Witry can help fulfill your dream with a minimum of stress.

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behalf of his clients. 2. Morris Bart (909 Poydras St., 504708-4593; www.morrisbart.com) 3. Allan Berger (4173 Canal St., 504-486-9481; www.allan-berger.com)

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSIC 1. Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur St., 504-586-1094; www.louisianamusicfactory.com) — Louisiana Music Factory specializes in Louisiana

and New Orleans music, carrying everything from obscure Cajun folk to contemporary brass to new releases from across the musical landscape. It also hosts free in-store performances, intimate gigs with local favorites. Its website lists most of its eclectic and massive stock. 2. Mushroom Records (1037 Broadway St., 504866-6065; www.mushroomnola.com) 3. Best Buy (citywide; www.bestbuy.com)

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ROUND customers, some of whom are local Art Zacharczyk, celebrities, they a New Jersey native, opened cater to stars on Artz Bagelz to film sets. One of Kim’s favorite Artz bring authentic Bagelz memories bagels to New Orleans. happened on PHOTO BY the set of MISSY WIlKINSON The Campaign. “They were filming at the Confederate Museum, and the [head of craft services] showed us around his trucks and equipment, and then took us in the museum to see the set,” Kim says. “Art had on his Artz Bagelz cap and shirt, and the next thing I knew, I heard somebody ask, ‘Hey, are you guys the ones supplying the bagels every day?’ And when we said that we were, the production crew literally started clapping and cheering.” After being in business for a year, the Zacharcyzks are expanding, moving bagel production to a larger location, reconfiguring the space at the Magazine Street location and opening a second location on Baronne Street in late fall. Kim developed her business sense from her entrepreneurial family, so she was eager and prepared to play a role in the founding of Artz Bagelz. “We have great respect for every small business owner out there, no matter the industry, because this takes passion, drive and a really thick skin,” Kim says.

SHopping NEWS StUDiO ONE StylE BAR (Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 29B, Metairie, 504-309-8227; www. studioonestylebar.com), a blow-drying bar where people can get their hair washed and styled and receive other beauty services like waxing, makeup application and facials, recently opened for business. Blowouts start at $35. BEllA BRAZiliAN WAx (8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 18, Metairie, 504464-2640; www.bellabrazilianwax.com) celebrated its grand opening last week. It offers waxing services for men and women using organic seaweed wax. Purchase a $35 Brazilian wax and receive a free Vajazzle service.

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PANERA BREAD (70411 Hwy. 21, Covington, 985-801-0729; www.panerabread.com), a national bakery chain, recently opened a new location in Covington. The bakery also has a cafe and offers catering services, and all unsold bread is donated daily to thE SEcOND hARvESt FOOD BANk OF GREAtER NEW ORlEANS AND lOUiSiANA as part of the company’s Community Breadbox program. It also matches cash donations by customers.

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fter noticing a dearth of bagel shops in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, husband and wife Art and Kim Zacharczyk decided to fill the niche, opening Artz Bagelz (3138 Magazine St., 309-7557; www. artzbagelz.com) in 2011. “We thought New Orleans was ready for a place dedicated to making really good, traditional bagels,” Kim says. But this wasn’t the first time Art opened a restaurant to satisfy his craving: More than 25 years ago, he moved from his native New Jersey to Pennsylvania’s Pocono mountains, where there was nary a traditional bagel in sight. “He missed having bagels, so he taught himself how to make them, which eventually led to these shops,” Kim says. The Zacharcyzks make the bagels, cream cheese spreads, coleslaw and potato salad in house. Bagels and lox, breakfast sandwiches and Asiago cheese bagels with sun-dried tomato cream cheese are popular menu items, as is the everything bagel. “On a typical weekend, we will sell upwards of 40 dozen (everything bagels),” Kim says. They’ve also sold blueberry bagels with roast beef and horseradish sauce. By design, Artz Bagelz is not a place to lounge but a place to get in, grab a bite and go about your day — very East Coast. Yet employees still find the time to learn regular customers’ names and their life stories — very Southern. When the Zacharcyzks aren’t serving regular

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Keife & Co. (801 Howard Ave., 5237272; www.keifeandco.com), a new retail shop for fine wines, liquors and specialty foods, opened on the edge of downtown in August. Business partners John Keife and Jim Yonkus had been planning Keife & Co. for several years while they worked in the retail and wholesale wine and specialty foods businesses. “Our fundamental philosophy is to have wines that are good representations of their areas of origin,” Keife says. “We’re interested mainly in small producers.” The shop features wine displayed in tall, library-style wooden shelves and an assortment of cured hams, cheeses and jugs of olives placed front and center. The decor was inspired by a wine shop in Barcelona, Spain, Keife says. Specialty liquors, bitters and barware also are an important part of the operation, and products are geared toward people interested in making craft cocktails at home. “We think the guys at Cure (the Uptown craft cocktail lounge) are doing a great job, but why isn’t there something on the retail end to match that?” Keife asks. PAGE 102

WINE OF THE week Chef Rene Bajeux serves an array of Alsatian dishes at Rene Bistrot.

French and German traditions combine at Rene Bistrot.

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I’ll chalk up an overcooked salmon and a mealy-crusted peach cobbler to poor execution. But the trouble started at the conceptual stage for scallops and shrimp with couscous, intensely sharp mustard and a pomegranate sauce as cool and sweet as a smoothie and haltingly out of place. The sprawling dining room here is virtually unchanged from its previous incarnation as La Cote Brasserie, and it also has inherited some of its predecessor’s service issues. The waitstaff is as friendly as can be, but too often seemed unfamiliar with the menu and some of the basics of fine dining. A low point: having to clarify that even though it was I who ordered the bottle of pinot blanc it was fine to pour some for the other diners at the table. Still, this restaurant presents some wonderfully charismatic food. Roasted sardines, served whole on a sizzling platter, were firm, garlicky and assertive. Short rib a la bourguignonne, a Monday dinner special, should be available every day if only to demonstrate the highest and best use for short ribs, which here surrender their beefy, viscous soul to a sauce that coats buttermilk spaetzle underneath. And the lunch menu’s croque madame sandwich — a classic grilled ham and cheese with egg — was completely buttery, melting and bursting with flavor. For now, Rene Bistrot has excellent regional specialties, alluring potential and some glaring rough spots. Bajeux says new menus are coming for the fall. Count me among those hoping they wend deeper into the chef’s traditional home turf.

This bottling was produced at the highly regarded Chateau Routas estate in the heart of Provence, midway between the foothills of the Alps and the French Riviera. At 300 feet above sea level, the estate is composed of multiple small vineyard sites with a diverse range of soils and irregularly shaped plots clinging to the angular terrain. The blend of 56 percent cinsault, 35 percent grenache and 20 percent syrah was fermented in stainless steel. In the glass, savor aromas of strawberry, watermelon rind and hints of tart ruby grapefruit and tangerine. The dry wine offers flavors of more red berries, tart citrus flavors and a nice minerality leading to an acid-balanced finish. Drink it with Asian cuisines, barbecue, salads, boiled seafood, grilled fish, light meats and soft cheeses. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Market and Bacchanal. Drink it at: Swirl Wine Market and Bacchanal.

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    Providing more evidence New Orleanians crave neighborhood breakfast spots,  a pop-up breakfast concept in Lakeview  has morphed into a full-time restaurantwithin-a-restaurant.      It’s called Bawk and it started in April,  serving only on weekends inside Pizza Nola (141 W. Harrison Ave., 872-0731;  www.pizzanola.com), a relatively new  pizza parlor along the small West Harrison Avenue business corridor. Bawk now  serves breakfast daily.      From the start, Bawk was a bit of a twist  on the normal pop-up concept, since it is  operated by Jennifer and Will Samuels, who run the host restaurant, Pizza  Nola. They also run La Dolce Nola (200  Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com), a gelato parlor and  juice bar in Old Metairie.      “We figured we have the customer  base and we have the infrastructure, so  we’d try it out,” says Will, who was a vice  president at the New Orleans music label  Basin Street Records before getting  into the restaurant business after Hurricane Katrina.      He says customer response to the  breakfast has been good, and they decided to expand their schedule.      Bawk takes its name from a child’s  imitation of the sound a chicken makes. Its  menu includes omelets, waffles, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and burritos,  bagels baked in house and brunch dishes  like challah French toast stuffed with  praline bacon, New Orleans barbecue  shrimp with grits, and crab cakes with  poached eggs.     The Samuels have still another food  venture in the works called Good To Go Nola (www.goodtogonola.com). Samuels  says it will be a “healthy meal delivery service” with meals designed for individuals  or families to eat at home and a menu that  will change each week. The menus will  feature low-fat meals emphasizing lean  proteins and fresh vegetables, and orders  will be packed for delivery or pickup from  Pizza Nola and La Dolce Nola.       Bawk serves breakfast 7 a.m. to noon  Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2  p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Pizza Nola’s  menu begins at 11 a.m. daily. 

Public TV dinners

    WYES Channel 12 has recruited  15 restaurants in New Orleans and the  surrounding region for its annual culinary  fundraiser A Season of Good Tastes,  which benefits the local public broadcasting station. Each restaurant hosts its own  dinner on a different night, beginning  in September and continuing through  December. To make a reservation, call  WYES at 840-4886.      Most of these multi-course dinners  are priced around $85, and courses are 

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hreveport native Chris Scivally’s career as a fine-dining chef took him to  restaurants around the country, including positions working for Susan  Spicer and celebrity chef Todd English. More recently, he’s been working  in sales at John E. Koerner & Co., a local baking supply company. He missed the  creative outlet of cooking, however, so in 2010, he and girlfriend Vanessa Taromina  started the Fry Bar as a french fry vendor for local markets. Now equipped with a  kitchen trailer (picture a tricked-out hot dog cart), they top their fries with artisan  cheeses, whole garlic bulbs, fried herbs, smothered pork and whatever else  Scivally concocts. Look for the Fry Bar at the Freret Market (4421 Freret St.; www.freretmarket.org), including this Saturday’s edition, and at the Arts Market of New  Orleans, held the last Saturday of each month at Palmer Park. The Fry Bar also  caters events. Reach Scivally at thefrybarnola@gmail.com. Did the fine-dining world help prepare you for the Fry Bar venture? scivally: I used to be the chef of a restaurant with 200 seats and a celebrity  chef’s name over the door, and now I’m doing fries outside at events, but the  approach is always the same. It’s about the integrity of the person making your  food, whether you’re making fries or searing foie gras. It’s about reflecting the  culture of where you are and doing something that contributes to it. 

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American Sector 945 Magazine St., 528-1940 www.american-sector.com Italian cheese fries with housemade sausage comes with  melted burrata.

Bouligny Tavern 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810 www.boulignytavern.com Burrata is served on crostini or  bruschetta as a stylish bar snack. 

Herbsaint 701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114 www.herbsaint.com A salad features burrata with  marinated and grilled eggplant  and almonds. 

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Do you worry the street food trend will run out of steam? s: (In other cities) the food truck thing blew up so big and so fast that now it’s  all coming apart. That’s not a culture, that’s just people making a quick buck  and taking advantage of a trend. With social media, these things do trend so  huge and people grab on to them quickly. We’re taking a more cautious approach. I don’t want to overextend ourselves.  What do you think the future holds for the Fry Bar? s: Our goal right now is to have a brick-and-mortar (location) somewhere for  quick, grab-and-go service and continue to be able to contribute to the festivals and events where we got started, and maybe someday get a shot at Jazz  Fest. I think our food would work there really well.  — IAN MCNULTY

4238 Magazine St., 891-3377 www.lapetitegrocery.com Burrata rests on fried green  tomatoes with country ham and  olive oil.

Restaurant R’evolution 777 Bienville St., 553-2277 www.revolutionnola.com Burrata is dressed up with local  choupique caviar, scallion oil  and pepper.

OFF and adds sushi.      Fusion Cafe (5000 W. Esplanade  Ave., Metairie, 309-4991; www.fusioncafenola.com) has been around for about  a year, serving pho, banh mi, bun salads  and spring rolls on one side of the menu  and roast beef po-boys, crawfish pies  and fried shrimp platters on the other.  There’s also an extensive selection of  sushi rolls and Japanese standards like  gyoza, edamame and seaweed salad.  Multicultural     There is little culinary fusion going on  in Metairie between the cuisines, whose flavors keep      Before pho and banh mi became  to their own menu sections, the wellpart of the lingua franca of local foodies,  established crawfish roll notwithstanding.  many Vietnamese families got into the  There are separate banh mi and po-boy  restaurant business serving New Orleans  lists, but po-boys can be ordered “Vietdishes like gumbo, fried seafood platters  namese style,” which means fried seaand yakamein. Today, many of those families are choosing to showcase traditional  food or gravy-soaked roast beef fill banh  Vietnamese flavors, and noodle shops are  mi bread and come dressed with pickled  carrot and radish, cucumber, cilantro, raw  spreading rapidly around New Orleans  jalapenos and mayonnaise.    and the suburbs.      Fusion Cafe serves lunch and dinner      One relatively new addition combines  New Orleans and Vietnamese cuisines  Monday through Saturday.  

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paired with wine or beer. Participating  chefs are encouraged to feature at least  one course incorporating products from  event sponsor Community Coffee.      The series begins Sept. 7 at Latil’s Landing, the fine-dining restaurant at  Houma House Plantation in Darrow,  La. WYES is arranging bus transportation  for the trip. For a list of restaurants, dates  and menus, visit www.wyes.org. 

Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “When will New York restaurants stop  peddling the myth of ‘small plates meant  for sharing’? Small plates are meant for  hoarding.” — Pete Wells, restaurant critic for The New York Times, in a recent review of La  Vara, a Spanish restaurant in Brooklyn  with a menu emphasizing tapas. 


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

AMERICAN CAFE BEIGNET — 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com — The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. somethingelsecafe.com — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BAR & GRILL BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries

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DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys or pulled-pork sliders topped with barbecue sauce. Bar noshing items include seafood beignets with white remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ 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. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 3010938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www. bookoobbq.com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ SAUCY’S BBQ GRILL — 4200 Magazine St., 301-2755; www. saucysnola.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louisstyle pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The chochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.

BURGERS

CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www. antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www. cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide 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

CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; 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. $

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

CONtEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; 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. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.

MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola.com — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www.redemptionnola.com — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; www. quartermasterdeli.com — Slowcooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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

GOURMEt tO GO

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; www.steamboatnatchez.com — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CUBAN/CARIBBEAN

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — 437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com — Mojitos serves a mix of Caribbean, Cuban and Creole dishes. Aruba scallops are seared and served with white chocolate chipotle sauce with jalapeno grits and seasonal vegetables. Warm walnut goat cheese is served with yuca chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; 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. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans

INDIAN

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine 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. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 8348583; www.andreasrestaurant.

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

topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PRAVDA — 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com — Pravda is known for its Soviet kitsch and selection of absinthes, and the kitchen offers pierogies, beef empanadas, curry shrimp salad and a petit steak served with truffle aioli. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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. $$$

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out to eat com  — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117  Decatur St., 529-2154; www. cafegiovanni.com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania  St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W.,  Westwego, 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — this family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

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RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St.,  561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — the cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. open Sundays before New orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie,  885-2984; 7839 St. Charles  Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — try house specialties like veal- and spinachstuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JaPaNeSe ChIbA — 8312 Oak St., 8269119; www.chiba-nola.com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. the satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations

recommended. Lunch thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St.,  570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola. com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sahimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St.,  891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. the South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St.,  899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. the long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton  St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. there’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASAbI SUShI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www. wasabinola.com — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. the Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525  Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www. facebook.com/yukiizakaya — this Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried

chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIaNa CONteMPORaRY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITChEN — 416 Chartres St.,  596-2530; www.chefpaul.com  — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St.,  593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com — Named for former New orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. the fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPh’S ON ThE PARK —  900 City Park Ave., 488-1000;  www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. there also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755  Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942  — tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. the duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752  Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZAChARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville,  (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MeDIteRRaNeaN/ MIDDLe eaSteRN bAbYLON CAFE — 7724  Maple St., 314-0010; www. babyloncafe.biz —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted

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

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville  St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ ThE GREEN bURRITO NOLA —  3046 St. Claude Ave., 949-2889;  www.facebook.com/the-green-burrito-nola — the steak burrito features Cajun-spiced beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, banana peppers, onion and squash and rolled in a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING bURRITO —  2018 Magazine St., 569-0000;  4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950;  www.juansflyingburrito.com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ bAR & RESTAURANT — 701  Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www. lucysretiredsurders.com — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade  Ave., 948-0077 — this casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguese-style fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD 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. $$$ ThE COLUMNS — 3811 St.  Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.

thecolumns.com — there’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. the menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ GAZEbO CAFE — 1018 Decatur  St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — the Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood poboys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ hOUSE OF bLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/ neworleans — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. the buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ ThE MARKET CAFE — 1000  Decatur St., 527-5000; www. marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIbERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave.,  265-8855; www.siberianola.com — the Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ bAGELZ — 3138 Magzine  St., 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com  — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701  Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE bRANCh CAFE — 1995  Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008;  5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 3931107; www.olivebranchcafe.com  — these cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 3022674 — the Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. the chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road,  Metairie, 832-8032; 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. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. the Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ ThEO’S NEIGhbORhOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 8948554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133;  www.theospizza.com — there is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton  Ave., 486-1600 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SaNDWICHeS & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St.,  571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MAGAZINE PO-bOY ShOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. there are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ page 106


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PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; www.parranspoboy.com — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOUL FOOD BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles. com — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece which includes a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Breakfast is served all day. All items are cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www.chophousenola. com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of super-sized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. The menu also features seafood options and a la carte side items. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com — Order USDA prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. There are porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three diners to share. Bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8362007; www.vegatapascafe.com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh. com— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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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featured dancers, Ray Gunn, Bazuka Joe and Jett Adore, recently opened for Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming at New York’s Fire Island, and after Decadence, they will go on tour in Australia. The Strut show also features Hot Toddy, the creator of the Stage Door Johnnies, and Portland, Ore.’s Russell Bruner, who won Best Boylesk at the 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend. The event is hosted by comedian and singer Cora Vette. “It probably is the show I am most proud of,” Delaup says. “The audience responds to this more than anything else I’ve done. Maybe it’s the women screaming — the audience is more excited.” Also scheduled to coincide with Decadence for the first time is the Virgin Queen pageant. “It’s the hardest time to get drag queens to work on the show,” says creator Michael Martin. “But we got a Saturday night slot, so I wanted to do it.” The pageant features five first-time drag contestants singing and dancing for top honors. Each man is coached on makeup, fashion and performance by one of the drag queens, and they appear in the contest as well. The three rounds require a high-energy dance number on high heels, a seductive song/act and a ballad/”high diva” song. “It’s just inherently fun, whether the guys do a good job or a bad job,” Martin says. “But everyone is treated respectfully. This is not ‘I’m drunk on Halloween’ drag.” A longtime fan of drag and female impersonation, Martin says its popularity has made it “toothless.” He says it’s tricky to recruit straight men who will try this but don’t otherwise want to dress in drag. He’s tried to find only uninitiated amateurs. Some of the contestants have asked that their identities not be revealed. “The distance between what you are and what you try to accomplish (in drag) restores (the drama),” he says. The first two Virgin Queen events sold out, Martin says. It’s hard to imagine it won’t draw well this weekend despite all the competing events.

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n its early years, the central event of Southern Decadence was the Decadence parade, a drag queen extravaganza that wended its way around the French Quarter on the Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend. Since the festival established an Internet presence in 1996, attendance has exploded and the weekend has grown to include a massive number of official and unofficial events for gay, lesbian and transgendered people and other revelers. “Since we started keeping records in 1996, we’ve had a billion-dollar total impact on the city,” says Rip Naquin, a Decadence organizer and publisher of Ambush Magazine, one of event’s sponsors. Combined attendance tops 1.1 million participants over the same period, Naquin adds. There is a series of official events and some pomp and circumstance. The 41st annual Decadence has an official theme, Peace, Love & Hope = Monkey Dance, official colors (white, purple and silver), official song (Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”) and official charity (Belle Reve, which serves people living with HIV or AIDS and their families). Decadence is presided over by grand marshals Pat McArdle, the festival’s first lesbian grand marshal, and TJ Conrad. They’ll lead the parade on Sunday and toss beads from the Ambush balcony on the 800 block of Bourbon Street Saturday afternoon. There’s a list of official events on the Southerndecadence.com website, and they include a three-day block party at the Phoenix bar on Elysian Fields Avenue, as well as the annual Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bourbon and St. Ann streets featuring Mary Griffin, Jeanie Tracy and others. The multitude of events includes something for just about every taste and niche of sexual identity, from pool parties to leather events to bear parties to lesbian and drag parties. The weekend also features visiting DJs, male dancers and rugby star and activist Ben Cohen, who has led the battle against gay-bashing and bullying. The growth of Decadence has spurred the scheduling of many unaffiliated events aimed at attendees. Strut, the male burlesque show formerly called Boylesk, presents two shows at the House of Blues. The club originally reached out to Bustout Burlesque and New Orleans Burlesque Festival founder Rick Delaup to stage such a show at Decadence in 2011, but there wasn’t enough time to put the show together, so the show premiered later in the fall. This year, the third installment of the show is in the middle of the Decadence calendar. “There’s a million things going on (at Decadence),” Delaup says. “But this isn’t ‘boys on the bar,’ it’s a show.” Strut features Chicago’s Stage Door Johnnies, one of the only professional male burlesque troupes. Its three

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Hi-Ho Lounge — raw revolution, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — love moments feat. Dee Dee bridgewater & irvin mayfield, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Calvin Johnson Quintet, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; Joe bennett, 6:30 The Maison — gregory agid, 6; pocket monster, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — beth patterson, 6; pocket aces brass band, 9:30 Mudlark Theatre — million eyes, subservient fuck, ancient filth, 7 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — brandon moreau & his Cajun grass, 9; Chelsea saddler, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8

Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — mike paille, brandon brunious, Dr. Jimbo walsh, James williams, 8; gravity a, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — ben De la Cour, 7 Candlelight Lounge — treme brass band, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — ramblin’ Jack elliott, 8 Circle Bar — Jim o., 6 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — walter wolfman washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — big, fine ellen smith, 9:30 Funky Pirate — blues masters feat. big al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — the spiritual bat, 10 House of Blues — micah mcKee, 7 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — love moments feat. Dee Dee bridgewater & irvin mayfield, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; wess “warmdaddy” anderson, 8 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Colin lake, 3; brint anderson, 6:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip wilson, 9 The Maison — new orleans Jazz Vipers, 6; Upstarts, 9

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Dylan LeBlanc and Matthew Jamison are young people with old problems: broken homes that won’t be fixed, dependencies they don’t want kicked. On respective new releases that could be fraternal twins — LeBlanc’s second LP, Cast the Same Old Shadow (Rough Trade), and Heritage, the self-released debut from Jamison’s five-piece band, Victor Olston — the barely 20-something Shreveport natives make Caddo Parish sound like the saddest place on earth. “Things ain’t easy around here,” Jamison says on Heritage closer “Streets of Gold,” the cherry atop a side two full of competing sostenuto piano and steely guitar pits (“Wind and Waves,” “Wars”). Victor Olston recorded the album in Sheffield, Ala., part of the Muscle Shoals recording quadrant; LeBlanc’s father is a country songwriter who brought him to FAME Studios as a child, and the backing band that repopulates Cast the Same Old Shadow’s ghost town comprises next-generation Muscle Shoals players whose art is anything but modern. Led by LeBlanc’s close-miked, faraway yawns, “Part One: The End” strings up a silhouetted Chris Isaak song, while the cymbal-shimmering title track recalls Jim James recalling My Morning Jacket’s dawn-breaking heyday. Country rockers the Lackadaisies complete the Shreveportian showcase. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. — NOAh BONAPARTE PAIS Cafe Prytania — Coyotes, Aerial Attack, Cozy, 10

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Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Colin Lake Band, 10

Carrollton Station — Pigeon Town, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

Chickie Wah Wah — Gallivan Burwell & his Predatory Drifters, 5; Alex McMurray Band, 8; Geraniums, 10:30 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Babes, King Louie, Double BBQ, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Corey henry & the Treme Funktet, 10

Evangeline II — Chris Watts, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Grand Isle Restaurant — Matt Lemmler, 6:30 Hotel Mazarin — Jerry Christopher, 4:30 House of Blues — Sasha Masakowski & Cliff hines, 5; Summertime Showcase, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — headspill, Bisca, Anajuiram, 9:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Masked Man Music, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman holland, 5; Joe Bennett, 8 JuJu Bag Cafe and Barber Salon — Sharon Martin, 7:30 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 5; Rites of Passage, 9 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Lynn Drury, 8 Le Bon Temps Roule — Dave Reis, 7 The Maison — Those Peaches, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Big Fun Brass Band, midnight

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Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Refugeze, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Groovy 7, 9:30 Rusty Nail — Kirk Holder, 10; Jenn Howard, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ellis Marsalis Trio, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — Tom Hook, 4:30 Three Muses — Kristina Morales, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Big Sam & Friends, Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 10 Vaso — Michael Liuzza & Cafe au Lait, 5; Young Fellaz Brass Band, 9; Street Legendz Brass Band, midnight Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

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Landlubbers Pub & Club — 30x90 Blues Women, 8 Old Point Bar — Dana Abbott, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Lackadaisies, Dylan LeBlanc, Victor Olsen, 9 Pontchartrain Vineyards — Jazz’n the Vines feat. John Cleary, 6 Preservation Hall — Joint Chiefs of Jazz feat. Frank Oxley, 8 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — Broken Heart Pharaohs, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Dale Watson, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8:30 Spotted Cat — Casual Baby, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10 Swizzle Stick Bar — Tom Hook, 4:30

Banks Street Bar — Norco Lapalco, Secret Society in Smaller Lies, 10

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Astronomical, 2

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 Deutsches Haus — Eddie Russo, 7:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 Dragon’s Den — Grassroots! feat. Lyrikill and others, 10 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — Tonya Boyd Cannon, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Vox & the Hound, Gold & the Rush, Prom Date, 10 The Inn on Bourbon — DeSantis Duo, 6 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 2 & 5; Truman Holland & Friends, First Saturday of every month, 2 & 5; Joe Bennett, 8

Three Muses — Rapahel Bas & Norbert Slama, 5:30 Tipitina’s — Sunday Youth Music Workshop feat. John Doheny Trio, 1; Malone Brothers, Jeb Rault Band, 9 Triage — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6

Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 8 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6 Deutsches Haus — Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Mo’ Jelly Blues Band, 9:30 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Colin Lake, 3; Corey Smith, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, 7:30 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe — Truman Holland & Friends, 3; Ched Reeves, 6:30 Le Pavillon Hotel — Philip Melancon, 8:30 a.m. Old Point Bar — Willie Bonham & Dave Hickey, 3:30 One Eyed Jacks — Gibby Haynes & the Eunuch Horns, 9

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Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Gal Holiday, 8; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10

Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8

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Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7

Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8

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

Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10 Windsor Court Hotel (Polo Club Lounge) — Shannon Powell Band, 9

Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Brass-A-Holics, 11

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

Three Muses — Cristina Perez, 6; Mario Abney, 9

8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

Preservation Hall — St. Peter Street All-Stars feat. Lars Edegran, 8

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

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BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — the museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BORN TO BE WILD 3-D (PG) — morgan freeman narrates the documentary about two animal preservationists: Daphne sheldrick, who created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, and Dr. birute mary galdikas, who set up an orphanage for orangutans in borneo. Entergy IMAX BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) — this installment of the films based on the robert ludlum novels sees its characters’ stakes triggered by Jason bourne’s actions. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 BRAVE (G) — in the pixar film, the daughter of scottish royalty must discover courage to save her kingdom from chaos. Hollywood 9 THE CAMPAIGN (R) — two buffoonish congressional

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HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (G) — the gang from the franchise embark on a journey aboard an iceberg after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 KILLER JOE (NC-17) — matthew mcConaughey stars in william friedkin’s twisted comedy about a man who, after accumulating considerable debt, puts a hit out on his mother so he can collect insurance money. Canal Place THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant sea walls around the world. Entergy IMAX LAWLESS (R) — in 1931 Virginia, a trio of brothers’ bootlegging business threatens to be shut down by a sadistic lawman from Chicago. Chalmette Movies, Grand MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG13) — wes anderson’s latest concerns a peaceful island community that falls into chaos when two love-struck 12-yearolds run away. Canal Place THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) — a couple unable to conceive buries a box containing their wishes for a child in their backyard, and soon a boy magically appears at their door. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 PARANORMAN (PG) — in the animated film, a boy with the ability to speak to the dead must stop a centuries-old witch’s curse on his town. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 PREMIUM RUSH (PG-13) — a bike messenger (Joseph gordon-levitt) finds himself in a life-and-death chase through manhattan. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SPARKLE (PG-13) — whitney Houston, in the last role before her death, plays the mother of an ambitious girl group during the height of motown. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC


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Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 SOUND OF MY VOICE (R) — Zal Batmanglij’s thriller follows a couple that travels to an anonymous Los Angeles neighborhood to investigate a cult and ends up getting pulled in. Chalmette Movies STEP UP REVOLUTION (PG-13) — A Miami dance crew turns their performances into protest art when a rich businessman’s plans threaten to displace the people of their historic neighborhood. Hollywood 14 TED (R) — Seth MacFarlane directs the comedy about a man (Mark Wahlberg) who, as a child, wished for his teddy bear to come to life — and 30 years later, the foul-mouthed bear is still his companion, much to the chagrin of the man’s girlfriend (Mila Kunis). Hollywood 9 THUNDERSTRUCK (PG) — NBA star Kevin Durant switches places with a klutzy teen. Hollywood 14, Grand

TRISHNA (R) — Michael Winterbottom’s modern take on the novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles stars Frieda Pinto as a working class woman who enters a tragic romance. Chalmette Movies THE WATCH (R) — A neighborhood watch group (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade) that mostly goofs off is forced to take their jobs more seriously. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20

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“Let me tell you about the very rich,” goes the familiar passage from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “They are different from you and me.” But in the era of the 99 percent and Keeping Up With the Kardashians, “rich” doesn’t signify what it once did. Could it be the wealthy are only different from the rest of us for exactly as long as their money holds up? Filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield — whose work has long focused on American wealth and consumerism and its influence across the globe — happened across billionaire former beauty queen Jackie Siegel while shooting fashion designer Donatella Versace, from whom Siegel used to buy a lot of clothes. Siegel invited Greenfield to Florida to photograph herself and her husband, “time share king” David Siegel, at their starter-mansion home even as they built another structure in Orlando — the largest private house in the world, a 90,000-square-foot palace the Siegels call Versailles that was inspired by the royal residence outside of Paris. When she started shooting what is now a documentary called The Queen of Versailles, Greenfield had found a new way into her favorite subject matter in Jackie, an earthy and unpretentious woman who obviously came from humble beginnings. Then came the financial crisis of 2008. Over the course of the film’s first half-hour, before disaster strikes, it’s easy to laugh at Jackie’s cartoonish and surgically sculpted body or at David’s unbridled ego, especially as he sits on one of his many thrones and explains how fortunate his family and his employees are to know him. When the Siegels’ fantasy world starts collapsing under the same debt and foreclosure suffered by common folk with subprime mortgages, The Queen of Versailles gets interesting in unexpected ways. Greenfield shows great restraint in her handling of the Siegels’ predicament and leaves enough room for our initial schadenfreude to morph into something resembling empathy. Greenfield couldn’t have known where her film would wind up, but circumstances handed her a mirror to hold up to our culture, and it blurs the line between the rich and the rest of us. The Queen of Versailles begins as a study in conspicuous consumption but evolves into a portrait of obstinacy and likely self-defeat. Siegel could make all his problems disappear by handing over his crown jewel — not Versailles, but a time-share resort in Las Vegas so gaudy and bright it actually disturbs neighbor Donald Trump — to the bankers who have rigged the game to steal it. But that kind of loss is not something a modern billionaire accepts. The film’s most shocking moment comes when we realize Siegel has not put away one dime for himself or the eight children who currently live under his roof. Why should he? He sees no distinction between himself and his company, which allows him to justify his 24/7 all-work lifestyle. There’s certainly nothing “different” about that. — KEN KORMAN

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OPENING ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Taft McWhorter, sculpture by Hernan Caro, jewelry by Betsy Meyers Green, works by Bob Rue, through September. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Tale of the Swamp Monster,” mixedmedia drawings and paintings by Kelli Scott Kelley, through Sept. 27. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

TEN GALLERY IN THE SALON STUDIO. 4432 Magazine St., 333-1414 — “Falling Down,” works by Jeff Rinehart, through September. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALLERIES ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com — “Secrets of the Deep,” works by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), through Monday. ANTIEAU GALLERY. 927 Royal St., 304-0849; www. antieaugallery.com — Works by Chris Roberts-Antieau, Bryan Cunningham and John Whipple, ongoing. ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Elsie Semmes, mosaics by Christine Ledoux, jewelry by Belle Bijoux and works Joshua Windham, through Friday. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “Love Heals,” paintings by Holton Rower; “Quiver,”

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Stripped,” works by John Davis; “MINE,” works by McCabe Hense, through Saturday. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings, prints, postcards and license plates by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “New Orleans Loves to Second Line All the Time,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www. byrdiesgallery.com — Mixed media and jewelry by Anna Laura Quinn, through Sept. 4. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Dream Documents,” works by Raine Bedsole, through Sept. 28.

GARDEN DISTRICT BOOK SHOP, THE RINK. 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — “Summer Showcase II,” a group exhibit by gallery artists, through Sept. 23. THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www. mpcds.com — Works by Martin Benson, through Sept. 5.

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HALL OF FRAME GALLERY. 5312 Canal Blvd., 488-8560; hallofframeneworleans.sharepoint.com — Acrylic and watercolor works by Jan Wilken, through Oct. 31. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 5257300; www.heriardcimino.com — “Between the Pages,” works by Aaron McNamee, through Sept. 24. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “V’allumer!” oil paintings by Chuck Broussard, through Friday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. lemieuxgalleries.com — “They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered,” sculpture and drawings by John Donovan, through Sept. 29. MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; www.martinechaissongallery.com — “Infinite Flux,” oil paintings by Batya F. Kuncman, through Sept. 29. MICHALOPOULOS GALLERY. 617 Bienville St., 5580505; www.michalopoulos. com — Paintings and other works by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — Group exhibit featuring Nell Tilton, Jere Allen and Doug Sweet, through Friday.

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks.com — “Peinture et Verre,” paintings of glass sculptures from the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, through September.

COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; nutrias.org — “Somos Guerreros,” photographs by Erin Krall, through Sept. 13.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Mystique, The Brilliance,” mixed-media portraits by Chic Connell, through Sept. 27.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 3094249; www.octaviaartgallery. com — “Living With Pop,” works by Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and others, through Sept. 29.

FOUNDATION FINE ART GALLERY. 608 Julia St., 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola.com — “All Alive and Close Enough to Touch,” prints by Rob Stephens, through Nov. 3.

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JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. jeanbragg.com — “Q the Cloud, Personal Haunts and Delta Marvels,” oil paintings by Oscar Quesada, through September. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

glassworks and mixed media by Rob Wynne; “Altogether Elsewear,” video by John Pilson; all through Sept. 15.

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7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni, and Caren Nowak, ongoing. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; www. thesecondstorygallery.com — Mixed-media paintings by Justin Robinson Smith, through Saturday. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 —

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

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery.com — “transcendence,” works on canvas by Luc Leestemaker, through Friday. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N.

Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www. sttammanyart.org — Annual exhibit of beaded bustiers designed by the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures, through Friday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www.postmedium.org/ staplegoods — “Otherness and American Values,” prints by Katrina Andry, through Sunday.

STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “Enduring Legacies: Seven Black Artists,” a group exhibit of works on paper and canvas, through Friday. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; www.studio831royal.com — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Rejoin,” a group exhibit of work by university of New Orleans Department of Fine Arts faculty, through Saturday. VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., 522-2900; www.vieuxcarregallery.com — “Portraits of the South,” works by Sarah Stiehl, through Sept. 25. page 123

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A photograph can reflect many things — a dream, a memory or the documentation of an event. this Ogden Museum expo, although lacking any particular unifying theme, conveys something of a kaleidoscopic quality in work that is mostly quite recent if often rooted in the past. this sensibility is expressed in Lisette de Boisblanc’s X-ray photographs of her grandmother’s doll collection, or what was left of it after it was submerged for days in post-Katrina floodwaters. Her images reveal not only the archaic inner workings of vintage dolls but also the ghostly vestiges of the garments that emanate from them like auras, as we see in Jolie Laide (pictured), a luminous figure whose New Southern Photography blank eyes seem focused on a world invisible to ordinary mortals. No tHRu Louisiana Photographs from less eerie is Heidi Kirkpatrick’s Mahjong in Fruitcake Tin, a delicate arsEpt Permanent Collection rangement of Mahjong tiles incorporating photographs of cactus plants, 23 the female nudes with spiked collars, views of the Eiffel tower, skulls and Ogden Museum of crucifixes in a kind of subconscious smorgasbord. Southern Art Poignant arrangements of memorial plastic flowers appear in Seth 925 Camp St. Boonchai’s Broken Flowers installation on the wall and floor, even 539-9600 as some surreal views of the occasional absurdities of the American www.ogdenmuseum.org streetscape link this to the big, ambitious and generally rewarding Louisiana Contemporary expo upstairs. All of this is complemented by the Ogden’s Louisiana Photographs from the Permanent Collection, a grab bag of golden oldies from the great photographers who’ve either resided in or passed through the Pelican State. While some are probably familiar to photography buffs, there are rare surprises like Ben Shahn’s shabbily exotic 1935 Church in Louisiana, Eudora Welty’s darkly surreal Mardi Gras Celebration, and Ralston Crawford’s spectacularly graphic 1960 backstreet Barber Shop, all of which set off slightly more familiar work by Walker Evans, Fonville Winans, Clarence John Laughlin and others in a show that seems like a chance reunion with dear old friends on a balmy summer day. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDt

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Stirring Pot by Gustav Blanche III is among the artist’s series of portraits of chef Leah Chase on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art through Sept. 9.

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

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Drawn to the Edge,” an installation of large-scale drawings by Katie Holden; “Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III”; “Dario Robleto: the Prelives of the Blues”; both through Sept. 16. “Ralston Crawford and Jazz,” through Oct. 14. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7, 2013. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “Louisiana Contemporary,” a juried exhibition of contemporary Louisiana art;

“New Southern Photography”; Louisiana photographs from the museum’s permanent collection; “Historic Louisiana Landscapes and Portraits”; works by H. Cole Wiley and Lin Emery; all through Sept. 23. Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing.

SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. tulane.edu — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — “Lens on the Larder: the Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus,” photographs and oral histories by Larry Smith and Fred Sauceman, through Sept. 21. “tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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ThEATER 3X3: THE ONE ACTS. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — southern rep’s showcase features three one-act plays by Jared gore, brian sands and paul werner as part of its new play program. Visit www.southernrep.com for details. tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. tuesday-wednesday. C’EST LA VIE. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; lsm.crt.state. la.us/site/mintex.htm — Jessie terrebonne and ann mahoney portray two down-on-their-luck 1950s paris cabaret chanteuses who, after being forced to sing edith piaf songs every night, debut some original material. tickets $20. 8 p.m. thursday-saturday through sept. 22. FROM CHOCOLATE CITY TO AN ENCHILADA VILLAGE. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre. com — Jose torres-tama performs excerpts from his previous solo shows, Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers and The Cone of Uncertainty. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 8 p.m. tuesday. THE GLASS MENDACITY. Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, 522-8014; www. deutscheshaus.org — John “spud” mcConnell, becky allen and others star in the tennessee williams parody. Call 259-9888 for reservations. tickets $15. 7 p.m. tuesday-wednesday. THE KINGFISH. The Blue Room, The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St. — John “spud” mcConnell portrays Huey p. long in the one-man play. tickets $65 general admission, $80 Vip seating. 6:30 p.m. thursday-friday. MICHELANGELO’S MODELS. Rivertown

Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 4687221 — Clove productions presents robert patrick’s play, in which michelangelo’s most famous figures congregate for the artist’s birthday celebration. tickets $12 in advance online, $15 at the door. 8 p.m. thursday-friday. VERBATIM VERBOTEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www.theshadowboxtheatre. com — actors present dramatized readings of surveillance tapes, wiretapped conversations, on-camera diatribes, released emails and other transcripts of notorious recorded conversations. tickets $8. 8 p.m. wednesday through sept. 12. WAITING AROUND: THE RESTAURANT MUSICAL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — ricky graham and Harry mayronne’s musical comedy that once had an offbroadway run depicts life in the service industry. Visit www.waitingaroundthemusical.com for reservations. tickets $20. 8 p.m. monday through sept. 24.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.sonesta.com — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday. FREAKSHEAUX TO GEAUX. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — the troupe presents its “Dances of Decadance” show with live music, circus, sideshow and burlesque acts and

Stories I Can’t Tell Mama

leslie Jordan is one of those actors whose name might not ring a bell, but anyone who sees or hears the diminutive and sassy southerner is likely to recognize him from one of his many small roles in film and television — his biggest one being beverly leslie on the series Will & Grace. His other roles haven’t reached the level of mainstream success of that emmy-winning turn, but that didn’t matter to the rowdy crowd who packed the allways lounge and theatre for Jordan’s one-man show Stories I Can’t Tell Mama. Jordan arrived ready to dish, and he launched into a show rife with gossip, one-liners (he opened by saying he was “hotter than a pedophile in a barney costume”) and frequent digressions. the approach is reminiscent of a Kathy griffin set in that it was part gabfest, part confessional and part standup comedy. He began by discussing Sordid Lives, the play-turned-cult movie (the script of which Jordan claims to have written essentially with his ad libs) and finally, a series for the cable channel logo. the play was staged at a tiny theater in los angeles that shared an alley with a methadone clinic, and Jordan told many stories about the show’s run (including a playfully cruel closing-night prank pulled on him). He also talked about his Will & Grace role, repeating the story he told Gambit about snagging the part from Joan Collins. all of this was interspersed with tidbits about former co-stars; rue mcClanahan and bonnie bedelia are “bitches,” and billy bob thornton is supposedly well-endowed (although Jordan never experienced it firsthand), and very racy tales sweetened by Jordan’s drawl and his tendency to say things like, “oh, honey.” He offered some hilarious and astute observations about the difference between gay and straight porn, comparing the pubic landscaping of porn actresses to a “Hitler mustache.” Despite Jordan’s blithe demeanor, he did have some sadder tales about his childhood and personal life. He described his show-namesake “mama” as a “hat-wearing southern belle addicted to drama and pills,” and she was nurturing of his feminine sensibilities as a child, but his army dad was more distant. His father died when Jordan was 11, and he says he believes he died being ashamed of his son. Jordan also has been in jail five times, and he had to quit drinking and using drugs years ago. but he didn’t dwell on the negativity, seamlessly vacillating between bitter and sweet throughout the show. Jordan may often appear in small character roles, but he’s proved he’s captivating enough to be the star of a show. — laUren laborDe


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special guests from around the country. tickets $10. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday. LE ROYAL ROUGE SHOW. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 5336600; www.harrahsneworleans. com — Comedian Jodi Borrello hosts the Parisian-style show of cancan dancing and variety acts. tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 28. RICKY GRAHAM & BECKY ALLEN. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. midcitytheatre.com — the duo, along with Jefferson turner, recreates songs and sketches from previous shows. tickets $26. 8 p.m. Friday. STRUT. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com — the all-male burlesque revue formerly known as Boylesk returns. Visit www. strutshow.com for details. tickets $31 general admission, $61 VIP seating (includes fees). 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday. VIRGIN QUEENS PAGEANT. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — Straight men coached by drag queens compete in the drag pageant for money, prizes and the Virgin Queen title. tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 7 p.m. Saturday.

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

AUDItIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; www.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.

SYMPHONY CHORUS OF NEW ORLEANS. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 8652074; www.montage.loyno. edu — the principal chorus of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra holds auditions for its 2012-2013 season. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 525-2111, email admin@symphonychorus. com or visit www.symphonychorus.org for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tuesday.

COMEDY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn, 4501 Eve St., 8265605 — the long-running local improv troupe performs. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy.com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the New Movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www. lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. THE CRESENT CITY COMEDY CLASSIC. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., 5252951; www.eiffelsociety.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. presents the celebrity roast-style comedy show. tickets $7 general

admission, $10 per couple. 8 p.m. Wednesday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FIGHTING SPIRIT. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — two teams compete in the improv comedy battle. tickets $5. 9:30 p.m. thursday. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrenchmen. com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the weekly stand-up comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Friday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; www.therapynola.com — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www.pissyopants. com for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LIVE FREE, LAUGH HARD. Interference Sports Bar, 2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 966-3121; www.interferencesportsbar.com — Corey Mack hosts the twice-monthly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. STUPID TIME MACHINE PRESENTS. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the improv comedy troupe presents improv, sketch comedy, videos and guest performers. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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THE YES GIRLS. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 298-8676; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — the Atlanta duo performs their Xrated comedy show combining slapstick and in-your-face sexuality. Visit www.yesgirlscomedy. com for details. tickets $15. 8 p.m. thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday.

MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola.org — the men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.com for details. 7:15 p.m. tuesday.

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family TUESDay 28 KINDER GARDEN: BACKTO-SCHOOL IN THE GARDEN. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — Children and accompanying adults explore the world of insects through ageappropriate activities. Tickets $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue.com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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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 and under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

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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 weekly After Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

EvEnTS TUESDay 21 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WEDnESDay 29 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. ENERGY SMART INFORMATION CENTER. New Orleans Public Library, Robert E. Smith Branch, 6301 Canal Blvd., 596-2638; www.nutrias.org

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with an Energy Smart staff person to learn more about Energy Smart programs and other ways to conserve. Call (866) 721-0249 or visit www.energysmartnola.info for details. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HIDDEN TREASURES: HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS EDITION. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; lsm.crt.state.la.us/site/mintex.htm — The Friends of the Cabildo presents a behind-thescenes viewing of the Louisiana State Museum’s Historical Documents Collection. Call 523-3939 for details. Admission $20 FOTC members, $25 nonmembers. Tours are at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. RE-LIGHT THE LIGHT RUN/ WALK AND RELIGHTING CEREMONY. Two-mile and half-mile run/walks along Lakeshore Drive benefit the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the rebuilding of the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center. The event also includes performances and dance demonstrations by the 610 Stompers and a re-lighting ceremony for the Canal Street Lighthouse. Visit www.nolarunning.com for details. 5 p.m. SOUTHERN DECADENCE. The annual gay pride festival features an around-the-clock street party in the French Quarter, plus special events at clubs. Also happening during Southern Decadence is Dykeadence, which features events targeted to women, transpeople and people of color. Visit www. southerndecadence.net for the full schedule and other details; visit www.dykeadence.com for details about Dykeadence. Wednesday-Monday. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

WWII PUB QUIZ. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen.org — The quiz tests knowledge of general trivia as well as WWII questions, and American Sector offers food and cocktail happy hour specials. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

THURSDay 30 COVINGTON BICENTENNIAL. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers perform at the celebration that also features food, drinks and a battle of the bands between Covington High and St. Paul’s School. Visit www.covla.com for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. MARGARITAS ON THE MISSISSIPPI. Steamboat Natchez, Toulouse Street Wharf, 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com — The women’s networking cruise along the Mississippi River includes margaritas, live music by Banu Gibson, food and more. Boarding at 6:30 p.m., cruise 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. WE HEART MIKE BENEFIT. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com — Papa Grows Funk, Susan Cowsill, Creole String Beans, Paul Sanchez and Bonerama perform at the benefit for former House of Blues house engineer Mike Mayeux, who is dealing with complications and medical expenses after being hospitalized for a heart problem. Admission $15. 8 p.m.

fRiDay 31 MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. TIPITINA’S FOUNDATION SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas. com — The sale of Tipitina’s merchandise and memorabilia includes T-shirts, children and baby goods, color show posters and more. All proceeds benefit the foundation. Visit www.tipitinasfoundation.org for details. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. VOODOO MASQUERADE BALL. Eiffel Society, 2040 St. Charles Ave., 525-2951; www. eiffelsociety.com — Saints cornerback Jabari Greer hosts the benefit for his foundation, the Greer Campaign, featuring a silent auction, food, drink specials and performances by

The Essentials, Andrew Bloom and Kermit Ruffins. Visit www. voodoomasqueradeball.org for details. Tickets $60 in advance, $80 at the door. 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ZULU SOCIAL AID & PLEASURE CLUB WHITE LINEN BENEFIT. Mardi Gras World’s River City Ballroom, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, 3617821 — The Stooges Brass Band, Lobrado, Tuck A and DJ Captain Charles perform at the benefit for the club. All-white attire is requested. Call 8271661 for details. Admission $25-$65. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

SaTURDay 1 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — The

weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit 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.

PAINT DROP-OFF. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 8999119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly paint drop-off event. Visit www. greenproject.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Rivertown Heritage Park, 2020 Fourth St., Kenner, 468-7211; www.kenner.la.us — The twice-monthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St.

Claude Ave., 875-4268; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org —

The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SPUN CROSSROADS’ ART IN MOTION. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www. neworleanshealingcenter. org — The weekly indoor market features clothing and other items from local and regional artists, demonstrations and food. Email wlaker@eatel.net or visit www.spuncrossroads. com for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SPORTS ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-5155; www.zephyrsbaseball.com — The Zephyrs play the Round Rock Express 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and the Iowa Cubs 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and1 p.m. Monday.

Call fOR vOlUnTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS2345; www.cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@hotmail.com or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org. AUDUBON AQUARIUM OF THE AMERICAS. The aquarium accepts applications for the volunteer naturalists, education, husbandry and volunteer diver programs. Visit

www.auduboninstitute.org/ volunteers/aquarium for details. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 309-7304 or (877) 500-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans. org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marketumbrella.org seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@ marketumbrella.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. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ greenlightneworleans.org or visit www.greenlightneworleans.org/volunteerapply.html for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area inpage 128


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vites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up to attend service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 483-7041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ handsonneworleans.org or visit www.handsonneworleans. org for details.

alww2museum.org — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine. alpert@nationalww2museum. 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.

OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www. operationreach.org.

JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at 837-0175 or email daveharrell@yahoo.com for details.

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JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. The charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details.

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LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; www.la-spca. org — The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@la-spca.org. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine.org or email lauren@lowernine.org for details.

PEOPLE PROGRAM. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach active seniors at its campuses in Metairie, New Orleans and the West Bank. Call 284-7678 for details. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach 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 VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; www.nocoa.org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit www.stairnola.org for details.

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LegaL Notices 1 CIVIL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA DOCKET NO. 07-05692 DIVISION “B”

SUCCESSION OF MICHAEL RANDAZZO NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Notice is Given that the Administratrix of this succession has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together, with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, prescriptions, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the-Third District of this City, in that subdivision thereof known as Gentilly Gardens, in Square No. 48, bounded by Lafaye, Baccich, Selma Streets and Mirabeau (late Monroe) Avenue, being designated by the Nos. Thirty-three and Thirty-four; the said lots adjoin each other and measure, each, twenty-five (25’) feet from on Lafaye Street by one hundred twenty (12 ) feet in depth, between equal and parallel Lines. Lot No. Thirty-three commences two hundred (200’) feet from the corner of Lafaye and Selma Streets; all as Shown by blue print of survey made by Gilbert & Kelly, Surveyors, dated June 30, 1934, annexed to act of sale passed before Bernard Titche, Jr., Notary Public, December 27, 1940. Municipal Address: 4955 Lafaye Street. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT Attorney: James A. Lightfoot 5611 Woodlawn Place New Orleans, LA 70124 (504) 301-4695 Gambit: 8/7/12 & 8/28/12

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA SUCCESSION OF DORIS GREMILLION JUDGE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that John B. Gremillion, Jr., Testamentary Executor of the Succession of Doris Gremillion Judge, has applied for an Order authorizing him to execute an Act of Sale and transfer title of the Succession’s interest in the immovable property described as follows, to-wit to Mark Gerard Faurie on the terms and conditions more fully set forth in the purchase agreement with the application: Lot 33, Square 158, Section 8, Terrytown Subdivision, bearing the municipal number 648 National Avenue, Terrytown, LA 70056 The final order granting such authority may be issued after the expiration of ten (10) days from the last date of this publication. An Opposition may be filed by the heirs, legatees, and creditors at any time prior to the issuance of the Final Order. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, JON A. GEGENHEIMER, CLERK 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON Joanne Gasper DEPUTY CLERK AUG 23 2012 Maurice Le Gardeur Attorney for Estate of Doris Gremillion Judge

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24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 709-343 DIVISION P

SUCCESSION OF DAVID MALCOLM BORDELON NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE EARLYN MARIE BORDELON, the duly appointed administratrix of the Succession of David M. Bordelon, has made application to the court for sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, SITUATED IN CHENIERE CAMINADA, IN GORMLEY SUBDIVISION, PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, LOCATED AND MEASURING AS FOLLOWS: SAID LOT IS KNOWN AS LOT #13, MEASURES ON CANAL #1, OF GORMLEY SUBDIVISION FIFTY (50) FEET, THENCE RUNNING TO ROAD B. 79’98., THENCE ADJOINING ROAD B, FIFTY (50) FEET, THENCE RUNNING TO CANAL #1, 79.98. FEET BETWEEN EQUAL AND PARALLEL LINES OF 50’ X 79’98 FEET. Said lot being the same property acquired by David M. Bordelon from Henry Schneider by Act passed before Eddie Bruce Jr., dated April 7, 1999, registered in Jefferson Parish COB 3005 Page 287 on April 13, 1999. on the following terms and conditions, to-wit: for the amount of $50,000. 00, cash, less the usual expenses to be paid by vendor. Notice is now given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. By order of the court, Masie Comeaux DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: PHYLLIS C. COCI 3422 CLEARY AVENUE SUITE E METAIRIE, LA 70002 (504) 889-0292 Gambit 8/28/12 & 9/18/12

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 716-805 SECTION K SUCCESSION OF JOSEPH SIMMONS NOTICE TO PUBLISH Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from notification, if any they have or can, why the Tableau Of Distribution and Final Accounting presented by the Executor of this estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. Jon Geggenheimer Clerk of Court James G. Maguire 6059 Argonne Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124

(504) 975-3038 Publication: Gambit 8/28/12

24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson STATE OF LOUISIANA

NUMBER: 712-066 DIVISION: “J” SUCCESSION OF FRANK E. SILVY NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that John Silvy, Jr. and Clarence F. Boone, III, Administrators of the Succession of Frank E. Silvy, have pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of Fifty Thousand and No/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars, the Succession’s undivided interest in and to the following described property: A certain portion of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in JEFFERSON TERRACE SUBDIVISION in PLOT NO. 4, bounded by TERRACE STREET, ELLEN (formerly First) STREET, MORRIS PLACE (formerly Second Street) and SUBURBAN ACRES SUBDIVISION or CENTRAL AVENUE side, being comprised of Lots Nos. 43 and 44, adjoining each other, and according to a plan of survey made by Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, Consulting Engineer, dated May 4, 1961, a copy of which is annexed to an act passed before Jerome Meunier, Notary Public, dated May 8th, 1961, said portion of ground forms the corner of Terrace Street and Morris Place (formerly Second Street) and measures thence fifty feet front on TERRACE STREET, same width in the rear, by a depth on the Morris Place (formerly Second Street) side of one hundred and twelve feet, three inches and a depth on the other sideline of one hundred and eleven feet, eight inches. 678 Terrace Street, Jefferson La 70121 NOW THEREFORE. in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that John Silvy, Jr. and Clarence F. Boone, III, Administrators of the Successions of Frank E. Silvy proposed to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at a private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication on this notice appears. July 31, 2012 Scherll Shuff CLERK OF COURT Attorney: RAYMOND B. LANDRY Address: 2341 Metairie, Road Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: (504) 837-4950 PUBLICATION: Gambit 8/7/12 & 8/28/12 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Eric Mark Ledet, last known residence, Orleans, LA. Contact Atty. Diedre P. Kelly, 1631 Elysian Fields Ave., NOLA 70117, 504-593-9500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jabari Atu Muhammad and/or Angela Moten Muhammad, last known residence, Orleans, LA. Contact Atty. Diedre P. Kelly, 1631 Elysian Fields Ave., NOLA 70117, 504-593-9500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Jermain M. Worthy, Sr. and J. Worthy Properties, LLC, please contact Attorney Deborah L. Wilson, 808 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119, (504) 4884493; dlwilson7973@bellsouth.net

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of JOSHUA WELLS, REGINA BRYANT WELLS A/K/A REGINA WELLS, please contact K. ADAM AVIN Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ponchitta Maria Bondojia, last known residence, Orleans, LA. Contact Atty. Diedre P. Kelly, 1631 Elysian Fields Ave., NOLA 70117, 504-593-9500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of YENI FUENTES, please contact K. ADAM AVIN Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2011-6948 DIVISION J SECTION 5 SUCCESSION OF AARON ABRAMSON NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO CONFIRM AUTHORITY FOR DISTRIBUTION FROM SUCCESSION NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested, that a Petition to Confirm Authority for Distribution From Succession has been filed by Alfred Abramson, Independent Testamentary Executor of this Succession, and by Regions Bank as the Trustee of the Aaron Abramson Testamentary Trust No. 1 (“Trust No. 1”), a legatee, praying for an Order confirming the Executor’s authority to distribute certain assets from the Estate as stated in the Petition; and that the Order can be homologated after the expiration of 10 days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any opposition to the Petition to Confirm Authority for Distribution from Succession must be filed prior to homologation. DALE ATKINS, CLERK OF COURT CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS DALE N. ATKINS Attorney: THOMAS J. CORTAZZO, T.A., Bar #18174 BALDWIN HASPEL BURKE & MAYER, L.L.C. Address: 1100 Poydras St. 3600 Energy Centre New Orleans, LA 70163 Telephone No. 504-569-2900 Publication: Gambit 8/28/12

INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS

BE IT KNOWN, that at eleven o’clock a.m. (11:00 a.m.), -Central Standard Time on Friday, the 14th day of September, 2012, sealed bids will be opened by Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans at her office, Room 402 – Civil Courts Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, for the purchase of 13,000 printed and numbered case binders and 1,000 printed, but not numbered, case binders.

6. Poly-laminated color-coded label application consisting of three 1-1/2” numeric and one 1” double digit numeric labels starting 1-1/2” from fold and located front and back of tab. A poly-laminated year band shall be located 8” from fold; also front and back shall be outlined in black ink for visibility; 7. Black numbers printed on the face of the jacket to correspond with colorcoded numbers. The color sequence shall be: Year band – 13 Color – Gold Poly-Laminate Numeric Labels Colors 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Red Pink Yellow Gold Green Blue Lavender Brown Gray Lt. Orange

The 1,000 printed, but not numbered, case binders shall have the same specifications as the 13,000 printed and numbered case binders, except the above numbering specifications. Additionally, four full sets of 3/4” year number labels are required. A sample of the numbering will be provided. It is understood that time is of the essence to this contract. The first 5,000 numbered folders (#1 – 5,000) shall be delivered on or before December 17, 2012. The balance of the folders shall be delivered on or before January 21, 2013. Failure to meet either delivery date will result in an automatic 20% deduction of the bid price. Any damage to folders as result of packaging, shipping, or handling will be at the supplier’s expense. Replacement of any damaged folders will be at the supplier’s expense. Bids submitted pursuant to the aforesaid specifications shall be delivered to or received by Dale N. Atkins, Clerk, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, at Room 402 – Civil Courts Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana on or before the time aforesaid. At the time and place aforesaid, all timely bids will be opened by a designated representative of the Clerk of Court. Upon completion of the opening of the bids, the Clerk of Court will review and calculate the submitted timely bids for the purpose of the purchase of the aforementioned case binders from the lowest responsible bidder. The Clerk of Civil District Court reserves the right to waive any informalities of the bids submitted hereunder and to accept or reject any and all bids submitted. Any inquiries should be directed to Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Chief Deputy for the Clerk of Civil District Court, Rm. 402 – 421 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 70112

The 13,000 printed and numbered case binders shall be constructed from fifteen point (15 point) manila stock, PURPLE in color, a sample of exact shade of PURPLE must be obtained from the office of the Clerk, with overall dimensions of 9-1/2” x 15-1/2” laminated back flap, plus a 1-3/4” ear on left side and 9-1/2” x 14-11/16” single thickness front flap. (Manila stock refers to type paper).

Dale N. Atkins, Clerk, Civil District Court Parish of Orleans 421 Loyola Avenue, Room 402 New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 592-9100

Additionally, each binder shall have:

SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. central standard time Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Clerk of Court’s Office, Accounting Office, 200 Derbigny Street, Suite 5600, General Government Building, Gretna, LA at which time bids will be opened and publicly read for furnishing the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court with:

1. A 2” enameled fastener embedded in earflap at left side; 2. A 13/16” full-cut tab at right side back flap, beginning 1-1/2” from fold; 3. All corners round; 4. Sixteen score marks 1/8” apart on ear flap and seven score marks 1/8” apart on ear flap for added extension: 5. Printing in black on outside and inside front flap (sample must be obtained from office of Clerk);

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MICROFILM FOR THE JEFFERSON PARISH CLERK OF COURT Specifications may be obtained from Jefferson Parish, Clerk of Court’s office. The Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, in whole or part and waive informalities, pursuant to the law. /s/ JON A GEGENHEIMER CLERK OF COURT, JEFFERSON PARISH Specs are available at www.jpclerkofcourt.us ADV: GAMBIT: August 28, 2012 and September 4, 2012

STATE OF LOUISIANA CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

NO. 08-2986 DIVISION B IN RE: SUCCESSION OF RICHARD S. MCBRIDE, JR. NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE WHEREAS, the Executor of the Succession of Richard S. McBride, Jr., has made application to the Court for the private sale of immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit: Undivided 1/18th of 5.09 acres of land in Orleans parish, Louisiana more fully described as: One Certain Farm or tract of land situated in the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, on the right bank of the Mississippi River, at a distance of about 6 miles more or less below the City of New Orleans, being identified as Form No. AB1R in accordance with a map containing a compilation of surveys of the front portion of the Stanton-Shamrock and Delacroix Plantations, in the Fifth District of the City of New Orleans made by F. G. Stewart, Civil Engineer, on November 27, 1946, revised by said Civil engineer on December 21, 1946, on July 17, 1947, and on April 3, 1948 and on August 26, 1948, a copy of which map has been filed in the office of the custodian of Notarial records for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, on September 7, 1948, where it appears on record in Plan Book NO.1, folio 40; Farm AB1R herein so measures 718 feet, 7 inches (719’7”)more or less along the northeastern line, 310 feet long along its northwestern line, 310 feet along its southeastern line and 700 feet, 5 inches more or less along the southwestern line, and contains 5.09 acres, all as will be seen by records of the said map hereinabove referred to. Together with all the rights, ways, privileges, and servitudes thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining including all of the mineral rights. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The total sales price of $ 4,722.22, all cash to seller. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. BY ORDER THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: Deborah L. Wilson Attorney for Succession oF Richard S. McBride, Jr. 808 Moss Street New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: (504) 488-4493 Facsimile: (504) 488-4497 Publication: Gambit, 8/28/12 & 9/18/12

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A Realtor can help you buy or sell a home and provides quality-of-life services. B Y M AT T H E W H O S E

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ith the housing market in shambles, some people don’t think they need a real estate agent or Realtor to help them purchase or sell property. To Phoebe Whealdon, president of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors (NOMAR), however, using a Realtor is a no-brainer. Realtors have an understanding of community, she says, and they’re willing to assist with a customer’s paperwork, host open houses and deal with inspectors and logistics. “Our knowledge and experience base about the market locally is what we bring to the table,” Whealdon says. A seller or buyer sometimes getsemotional with the other party about prices, or personalities clash, adding to the stress. “You need to take the emotion out of it,” Whealdon says. In this instance, she says, the Realtor’s job is to “think of it as a business transaction” without overpowering emotions. They appropriately call this process “peacekeeping.” “We are the go-between, negotiating inspections, helping the buyer and the seller both see the other side,” she says. The Realtor tells her clients, “This is what today’s market is; these are the numbers.” The Realtor also plays an important role in introducing new buyers to a neighborhood they plan to make their home. Realtors often have lived in an area for several years and have gotten to know the community and what it offers to new homeowners. Realtors take it upon themselves to help a buyer adjust to new settings.

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FRANCHER PERRIN GROUP

“I say what’s available, depending on what [a homebuyer’s] area of interest is,” Whealdon says. “For young, athletic people, we will visit the health clubs. If dining is your thing, I’ll give you a list of local restaurants and where they are.” Whealdon also invites some of her buyers to community fundraisers. But what’s the difference between a Realtor and a real estate agent? In addition to the approximately 80 hours of class time an agent must go through to get a real estate license, a Realtor also must complete training in the Realtor’s ethics code. That is what a Realtor brings to the table that a real estate agent can’t, Whealdon says. If a realtor violates the code, he or she must appear before hearings boards, pay a fine, or face expulsion from NOMAR. A client who uses a Realtor can utilize the agent’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which groups together all properties Realtors are selling in an area. “It’s the most current list of houses in the market,” Whealdon says, allowing buyers to see all of their options without having to travel to every part of town. For potential sellers who fear the shaky housing market, Whealdon says she can assuage their fears. “I think [the New Orleans area has] been protected a little bit (from the market crash),” she says. Whether you are buying a house or selling property, having a Realtor with you through the process can save time and money, and the Realtor can provide information an outsider woudn’t know and help with closing the deal.

Jay Realtor® Susslin

FOR BEING VOTED IN THE TOP 3 REALTORS IN NEW ORLEANS 3 YEARS IN A ROW 2228 St. Charles Ave........................................SOLD..................$2,314,000 340 S. Diamond...............................................SOLD..................$1,195,000 730 St. Philip Unit C.........................................SOLD..................$1,140,000 924 Burgundy..................................................SOLD..................$1,000,000 821 Baronne....................................................SOLD......................$800,000 801 St. Joseph #17.........................................SOLD......................$780,000 6064 Patton....................................................SOLD......................$550,000 1217 Royal, No. 2 ....French Quarter.........................................$1,150,000 2113-15 Chartres . ..Marigny Triangle............................................$475,000 815 Topaz...............East Lakeshore............................................$474,900 2114-16 Chartres..........B&B License............................................$449,999 920 Ridgewood............Old Metairie............................................$425,000 1117 Burgundy.........French Quarter.............................................$419,000 4629 Argonne.......................Metairie............................................$299,000 3437 St. Charles, Unit C.......Uptown............................................$249,000 929 Dumaine, #15...French Quarter.............................................$190,000 5 Hunter Place.............Vacant Land.............................................$189,000 112 Ondine Lane...........Vacant Land................................................$99,000 4822 Chestnut..................For Lease............................................$2950/mo

Restore • Rebuild • Renew www.FrancherPerrin.com L. BRYAN FRANCHER

251-6400

1820 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70130 504-891-6400 • francherperrin@aol.com

LESLIE PERRIN, MPS

722-5820

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

For Jay Susslin, keeping it simple is the key to success. By applying this philosophy to his real estate career, Jay has earned a solid reputation as one of the Westbank’s leading real estate professionals. Using his business expertise, lifelong knowledge of the area and no-pressure approach, Jay makes your next move the best - and easiest - one yet. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, call on Jay Susslin because he’s KEEPING IT SIMPLE. Contact him today.

Direct: 504-723-5403 Email: Jay@JaySusslin.com Website: www.JaySusslin.com


ERIC HERNANDEZ

SUCCESS STORIES LD SO

10 MILLION IN SALES

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BE A PART OF THAT NUMBER!

• Committed to always being there when you need me • On Call 7 days a week • Strong construction background • Specializing in investment residential real estate • Love working with first-time homebuyers • 10 Million in sales/under contract year-to-date • Believes in solutions, not excuses

ERIC HERNANDEZ REALTOR®

Cell: 504-259-7945 • Office: 504-468-7979 gnorealestatesolutions.com • heric222@aol.com

ON THE MARKET

4748 Glendale St. Metairie

4 BR, 2.5 BA 4 years old. Custom built by high-end contractor $410,000

4 BR, 2.5 BA Dead end st, separate but open floor plan, huge playroom $273,900

6425 Milne Blvd. Lakeview

5 BR, 4 BA. New Constr, ovszd lot, wood throughout. Garage + 2 carport. $530,000

3525 Hessmer Ave, Suite 301 Metairie, LA 70002

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

57 S. Wren St. • Lake Vista

LD SO

$312,000

4505 Burke Dr. • Metairie

LD SO

$278,300

3408 Virginia Dr. • Metairie

8102 Breakwater Dr.

Boathouse 79 New Orleans 1 BR, 1 BA Purchase is a landlease, great Lakefront views! $279,000

1909 Richland Ave. Metairie

3 BR, 2 BA Great location - Roof, kitchen cabinets & counters in 2006 $189,900

1924 Kentucky Ave. Kenner 3 BR, 2 BA Wonderful cottage! $124,900

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$249,000

5827 West End Blvd. Lakeview

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68492 Abney Dr. • Mandeville

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4636 Robin St. • Metairie

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1705 Crossmoor Dr. • Marrero • 6008 Rickey St., Metairie • 5117 Pike Dr., Metairie • 10 Sabine Ct., Kenner

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NEED TO SELL? I HAVE BUYERS! 2.59 MILLION SOLD IN PAST 6 MONTHS

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1441 ST. ANDREW SOLD $230,000

3915 BAUDIN ST. SOLD $255,000

Andrew Severino Investment Specialist

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Sharpe Realty LLC 1513 St. Charles Avenue Suite A New Orleans, LA 70130 • (504)- 684-4448

REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

Tano Compagno Cell: 504-616-6209 tcompagno@cox.net 504-888-9900

Judy Giglio 504-259-1873 jgiglio621@aol.com

Todd Taylor 504-232-0362 toddtaylorrealtor@yahoo.com www.toddtaylorrealestate.com

RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 1601 Belle chasse Hwy Ste 101 Gretna, LA 70056 • 504-398-9900

Flo Marcello Cell: 504-258-2271 flomarcello@gmail.com 504-888-9900

Sandy Ward 504-259-2616 sandyward@remax.net

Each office independently owned & operated

Lauren McGinnis 504-236-5709 LaurenSells@hotmail.com

Becky Weber 504-400-0501 beckyweber@cox.net

RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ste. 100 Metairie, LA 70002 • 504-888-9900


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SUSAN & SKYE PRICE TWO PRICES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE SPECIALIZING IN:

Metairie Club Gardens Old Metairie Garden District Uptown

(504) 891-6400 shpricesold@gmail.com

SKYE PRICE Realtor (504) 388-7593 SUSAN HURTH PRICE GRI, ABR, CRS Certified Relocation Specialist (504) 908-3317

EXPECT SUCCESS Carol A. Upton-Sieverding Realtor, ABR, GRI, SRS

NOMAR 2011 Platinum Award Top Producer, Latter & Blum Mandeville West Office

Cell: 985-630-5748 Email: cuptonsieverding@gmail.com www.latter-blum.com/CarolSieverding Specializing in St. Tammany Parish 1151 N. CAUSEWAY BLVD Mandeville, LA 985-626-5695

Each ERA powered office is independently owned & operated • Licensed by The Louisiana Real Estate Commission

Ann de Montluzin Farmer broker

Residential /Commercial Sales, Leasing and Appraisals. Specializing in Uptown, French Quarter, Lakefront & old Metairie

I’ll help you price your property to SELL!

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737 farmeran@gmail.com www.demontluzinrealtors.com Licensed in Louisiana for 32 years, building on a real estate heritage since 1905

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JOHN SCHAFF CRS

333 Julia #418 • $196,900

MORE THAN JUST A REALTOR!

Walk to the Saints Games! be a part of one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city! Close to fine cuisine and the French Quarter. Galley kitchen with granite and s/s appliances. Common workout room & rooftop pool!

(c) 504.343.6683 (O) 504.895.4663 1418 Chartres Unit D • $225,000

2 bd/1 ba condo half block from Esplanade Ave and steps from Frenchmen St! Fully furn w/ lots of historical charm. Exposed beams, wide plank hardwd flooring, exposed brick, natural light, abundant closet space and a common courtyard!

929 Dumaine #14 • $106,500

Cozy Pied-a-terre efficiency in the French Quarter with some character! Ceramic flooring in the kitchen and bath. Granite counter tops. Ample closet space. The two skylights are cool! Washer and dryer on site. Common courtyard.

ERA Powered, Independently Owned & Operated

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

CHARLOTTE HAILEY - DORION WHEN DEMANDING EXCELLENCE, CHOOSE THE SPECIALIST!

Cell: 237-8615 • Office: 861-7575 | charrealty@nocoxmail.com

Unit B • $259,000

2 bd/1 ba condo w/ 2nd Floor STrEET bAlCony. Gleaming hardwood flooring, exposed brick walls & non working marble fireplace. Galley style kitchen overlooks the lush courtyard. Check it out.

SELLERS - NOW IT THE TIME TO SELL, BUYERS NEED MORE INVENTORY. RATES ARE HISTORICALLY LOW!!! Charlotte Hailey-Dorion Platinum award 2006 Gold Award 1995 - 2011

Jennifer Shelnutt 504-388-9383 Jennifer@fqr.com

1215 Napoleon 1750 St. Charles 2 Beresford 14 Fairway Oaks 4941 St. Charles 2721 St. Charles 1750 St. Charles 1224 St. Charles 2721 St. Charles 3222 Coliseum 5528 Hurst 1750 St. Charles 3915 St. Charles 1544 Camp

504.949.5400

www.fqr.com

2010 NOMAR Silver Award • 2011 NOMAR Gold Award

504-237-8615 charrealty@nocoxmail.com

504-861-7575

7934 MAPLE STREET / NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118

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Thank you again for voting me One of the Best Realtors in New Orleans

Katie Witry ®

REALTOR

504.919.8585 Cell 504.891.6400 Ofc 504.891.0228 fax cwitry@gardnerrealtors.com www.katiewitry.com Garden District 1820 St. Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA. 70130 Licensed in Louisiana

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It’s a great time to start thinking of buying or selling a home.

Buying a home may be the largest investment you ever make. Hire a professional!

Did you know? Not ALL Licensees are REALTORS®! Make sure your agent is a REALTOR® (A member of NAR) As a member of New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® Your REALTOR® subscribes to a strict “Code of Ethics”.

REALTORS® who are members of the GSREIN MLS will Expose your property to over 4,500 other REALTORS® in the 10 parishes Of the New Orleans Metro Area as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

www.NOMAR.org

JOYCE KIRKLAND

Cell: 504-232-5598 www.joyceakirkland.com “Where the Experts Are” 3525 Hessmer Avenue, Suite 301 Metairie, LA 70002 Office: 504-468-7979 Each office independently owned and operated

I'm a (full time) licensed Louisiana real estate agent with over twenty years experience in the east St. Tammany market and surrounding areas.

LARRY HAIK JR,

985-788-4993

I offer a dedicated service to the selling and leasing of commercial, industrial & investment properties. Year after year, I have maintained my position as one of this area's top producers. My listings can be viewed on most of the national and local commercial web sites, as well as the mls. I handle several properties with owner financing opportunities as well as lease purchases. Contact me to list your property or for information on properties that I have listed.

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Representing YOUR best interests!

504-232-3570 www.HunnProperties.com

Broker Associate

Licensed in Louisiana

512 Lowerline Street Furnished, short-term rental

For Voting me One of the Top 3 Agents in the 2012 Best of New Orleans category

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Cable TV, Ceil fans, security, wetbar, all appliances incl washer/dryer. courtyard, fence. 2162 sq. ft. $3500/mo.

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT! Sandra M. Green 504-259-8107

Please call anytime for answers to all your real estate questions!

Serving

St. Tammany, Orleans & Jefferson Parishes

504-864-2329 Each office independently owned and operated

www.sandragreenrealtor.com

Karen Prieur

N.O. Properties

Ranked in the Top 8 in Units Sold by NOMAR in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Top Producer - Gardner Realtors, Lakeview Office 132 Robert E. Lee Blvd. New Orleans 504-288-4100

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Stats prove staged homes sell quicker My listing package includes a staging consultation for added value! I am an AHS -- Accredited Home Stager who can help you present your home at it’s very best.

8001 Maple St. 866-7733

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

The #1 RE/MAX Agent in Metro New Orleans 2002 thru 2011 View all available listings

www.karenprieur.com 825 Louisiana Avenue Condos - from $112,500 AffORdABLe UPTOWN LiviNG! Only 3 left! 1 bdrm/1 ba units, gated complex, pool and onsite laundry. Steps to Magazine St. shops and restaurants.

I am here to represent YOUR best interests!

Mary Mang 504-650-7156

Britt Galloway

There’s No Place Like Home! Keller Williams Realty 455-0100 Licensed in the state of LA

Each office independently owned and operated

504-250-8000

Keller Williams Realty Top Producing Agent Britt@BrittGalloway.com • 504-250-4122 (mobile) Each Office Independently Owned & Operated Agent & Broker Licensed in LA, USA

Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115 - USA 504.862.0100

ABITA SPRINGS

NEW ORLEANS

COVINGTON

21370 Stire St. • $365,000

6864 OrleanS ave. $230,000

1966 Hwy 190 $419,900

NEW ORLEANS TOP PRODUCER Buying or selling? Mat knows real estate! Uptown, Downtown Old Metairie and Lakefront

Mat Berenson, CRS Cell

504-232-1352 Office 504-866-2785 matberenson@yahoo.com

2,767 Sf, 3 bedrooms/3 baths, 3rd floor loft Beautiful Landscaping surrounds the 2 acre property Perfect for entertaining complete with pool, hot tub and outdoor bar

3 bedrooms/2.5 baths Excellent income producing rental ($1,600.00/month) Townhome in high-demand Lakeview.

Abita View Condominium Park Office building with multiple offices, conference room, waiting and reception area. 2,911 SF

Katie eley Beau Box Commercial Real Estate Residential Real Estate 985.373.2823 c • 504.525.1410 o keley@beaubox.com • www.beaubox.com


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STEVE RICHARDS French Quarter Sales & Leasing

504.258.1800 • 917.318.7495 Latter-Blum.com/SteveRichards

Helping Agents Succeed!

Call for an interview. LARA SCHULTZ Realtor

Superstar Agent 2009, 2010, 2011 504-338-2587 lasnola @yahoo.com

Live. Work. Play. French Quarter.

SELA

3525 Hessmer Ave, Suite 301 Metairie, LA 504-468-7979

Call Me today.

Each office Independently owned & operated

712 Orleans @ Royal - French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 - 504.529.8140

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Prime Metairie Location for Lease

Cecelia S. Buras

$975/mo. rent. MLS# 925476

Chris Nolan • 985-789-2684 • ChristineGNolan@gmail.com Realty Executives International SE LA

3725 MacArthur Blvd.

• 3525 Hessmer Ave., Ste. 301, Metairie, LA 70002, 504-468-7979 • 1795 W. Causeway, Ste. 101, Mandeville, LA 70471

New Orleans, LA 70114-6825

Licensed Realtor in LA, USA Broker Licensed in Louisiana www.NewOrleansLaHomes.com Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

An independently owned and operated member of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Thinking of buying or selling a home?

Stephen Ehlinger Realtor

®

504-650-6770 Cell 504-866-2785 Office 504-865-1574 Fax sehlinger@latterblum.com

504-861-7575

Gaby Barnetzer (504) 273-8599 gabarnet@gmail.com www.gabynolahomes.com

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Office condo at 3400 W. Esplanade between Causeway and Severn. Large open area, plus 2 private offices. Full kitchen & bath.

GRIM, ABR, SRS, SRES

burasc@bellsouth.net

Office: 504.366.4511 Cell: 504.583.2902

All the charm of old with all the benefits of new construction in Marigny -- 2,144 sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. high ceilings with crown molding and 6” baseboards, hardwood floors throughout. Old Chicago Brick fireplace is the center of the open living area, kitchen has beautiful cabinets, granite counters and GE profile stainless steel appliances including refrigerator and dual oven. Master suite has spa tub, walkin closet and back deck. Large fenced backyard with offstreet parking, security system with video survelliance $427,990.

Professional Office

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REALTOR

srs

WHO’S

CRS, GRI, CSP

BLESS YOU BOYS!

Lynnette A. Boudet

WHO

SPECIALIZING IN THE NEW ORLEANS METRO AREA 19 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Office:504-861-7575 Cell: 504-462-0734 kcatalano@gardnerrealtors.com • www.kimkcatalano.com

Licensed LA Realtor, SRES, SRS Call Me Office: (985) 626-5695 For All Your Cell: 985) 773-8414 Real Estate Fax: (985) 626-5866 Needs E-mail: lboudet@latterblum.com Website: www.lynnetteboudet.com 1151 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471

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REAL ESTATE

LICENSED BY THE LOUISIANA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

2012

CLARA PALETOU GRI, ABR

Sterling Joe Ory, CRS

You deserve the VERY BEST!

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

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING, SELLING OR INVESTING IN NEW ORLEANS, FOR QUALITY REALTOR© REPRESENTATION YOU NEED ONLY MAKE ONE CALL . . .

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

direct: 504-858-5837 • office: 504-891-6400 cducp@aol.com

“What’s your agent up to?”

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We have turned a corner and it’s a seller’s market. Call me for a Free Evaluation. RANKED #2 by the New Orleans Metropolitan Board of Realtors and Emerald Award Winner in Gardner Realtors 2011

S TA N D I N G B E H I N D I N T E G R I T Y, C O M M I T M E N T & D E D I C AT I O N

RANDIE LEGGIO CDPE (CERTIFIED DISTRESSED PROPERTY EXPERT) | RELOCATION SPECIALIST | SELLERS REPRESENTATIVE

504-236-8540 • rleggio@gardnerrealtors.com www.randieleggio.com TOP PRODUCER IN 2003 -2011 • RANKED #2 IN THE METRO AREA WITH NOMAR IN 2011 • ALREADY EXCEEDING 2011

SELLER SPECIALIST • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • ABR - ACCREDITED BUYER’S REPRESENTATIVE SHORT SALE CERTIFIED • FOR SALE BY OWNER COUNSELING

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Professional barber/stylist will help you find the right look. Certified hair replacement expert. For private confidential appt, 504-453-1890

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With headboard & footboard. Matching armoire, suitable for entertainment ctr. Cherry. Originally purchased at Storehouse. Excellent cond. $2,000 for set. 985-892-5077.

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Massage therapists are required to be licensed with the State of Louisiana and must include the license number in their ads.

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Same day appointments available 10am-7pm. Uptown Studio or Hotel out calls. Jeannie LMT #3783-01. 504.894.8856 (uptown)

Swedish, Relaxing Massage. Hours 9am-6pm, M-F. Sat 10-1pm $70. LA Lic #1910. Sandra, 504-393-0123.

STRESS? PAIN?

Relax with a massage. Amazing Hands by Patrick. LMT Lic 4005. 504-717-2577 www.amazinghands.us

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$125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122

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Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic. Flex appts, in/out calls, OHP/student discounts, gift cert. $65/hr, $75/ 1 1/2hr. LA Lic# 1763 Mark. 259-7278

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KINGSIZE BED

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For cats & dogs. www.arfl.petfinder. com or call (504) 975-5971

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER

“JR” Great companion dog! Fun loving NOT hyper at all. Laid back & loves to cuddle. Best in a home with no cats, small pets or small children. He likes small & large dogs. (504) 975-5971.

KITTENS/ADULT CATS,

Ages, All Colors, Both Genders. Spay/ Neutered, Litter Box trained, affectionate, Vet checked/Vaccinated. (504) 220-2346.

PEARL - Tabby Girl

Declawed, large & full of love! Gentle, friendly & super relaxed. 4-5 years old & fully vetted. 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

FILLY, PIT BULL TERRIER, Super Sweet & loveable young adult. White w/black spots. Crate Trained/ Quite/ housebroken/ obedient/ rescued. Vet checked/ vacc. Spayed & Microchipped. Call (504) 482-8379

ROMEO - BABY KITTEN

Baby kitten rescued by SpayMart & bottle fed. Adorable orange & white purring machine. 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

SADIE- YOUNG HOUND MIX

15 - 20lbs. It is URGENT that she finds a good home ASAP. She is loving friendly, & would be a great addition to any family. Her caring personality just warms your heart. Has her shots & has been micro-chipped. Contact; tbkestler@cox.net (504) 975-5971

Cruiser is an adorable boy; who was bottle fed as a baby kitten. This biscuit making, purring machine is too sweet. Cruiser & his precious siblings are almost 3 months old, fully vetted. Call or email: 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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

Weekly Tails Mingo is a 10-year-old, neutered, Golden Retriever who is all about cuddling. He would benefit from daily walks and prefers an adult-only household. Mingo will require TLC during his complimentary heartworm treatment. To meet Mingo or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/ SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

REWARD- LOST

(Mid City but could be anywhere by now),Ozzie, male, brown/black stripe (brindle), pit mix, sweet, call him & he will come, hold him & call me asap, Traci 504-975-5971.

PET ADOPTIONS BEAGLE/PIT MIX

NICK, BEAGLE/PIT MIX, Handsome adult male. White w/brown spots. Vet checked/Vacc/Neut/Housebroken/ microchipped/Rescue. Please call (504) 460-0136 .

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Affectionate & playful kitty. Great family pet. Fully vetted. Visit SpayMart Thrift Shop 6601 Vets Hwy, 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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COOKIE - CALM & GENTLE

Purrs constantly. Perfectly healthy; although tested positive for FIV. 2 yr old female. Visit SpayMart Thrift Shop 6601 Vets Hwy, 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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Sharpie is a 5-month-old, neu-

tered, DSH with buff tabby markings and the ability to climb most anything. He’s quite the playful guy and gets along well with kids, dogs and other kitties. To meet Sharpie or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org


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Declawed brothers. Adorable orange & white boys; . About 6 years old; love to cuddle & give kitty kisses. Fully vetted & chipped. 504-454-8200, spaymartadopt@gmail.com

URGENT! PIT MIX

Needs a home or foster ASAP! Luke - happy & very, very, sweet boy. Best in a home s the only dog. Loves toys, treats & walks. If foster, all medical & food will be supplied. PLEASE CONTACT ASAP! THANKS! Laura, naynay1280@aol.com

WHITE KITTEN

“Bree” Beautiful white kitten w/blue eyes to melt your heart. who needs a great home. If interested please contact Traci, (504) 975-5971. Applications for adoption for this et can be filled out at www.arfl.petfinder.com

PETS FOR SALE YORKIE PUPPIES

Two Male Yorkies For Sale For $500 Please call (504) 312-3154 ANNOUNCEMENTS

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FLOORS/CARPET/TILE HAVE DIRTY GROUT?

GROUT WORKS, LLC Tile Grout Cleaning Color Sealing & Repair Shower Restoration Natural Stone Care Tile Replacement, Recaulking Commercial & Residential Free Estimates. 504-309-2509. www.grout-works.com

(JUST ALEX) Ceramic, Tile & Marble

Free consultation & design. Specializing in bath & disability renovations. Over 40 years exp. Call Alex Pieri at (504) 236-0556

LAWN/LANDSCAPE DELTA SOD

Certified Grade “A” Turf St. Augustine, Tifway Bermuda Centipede, Zoysia. WE BEAT ALL COMPETITORS! 504-733-0471

JEFFERSON FEED PET & GARDEN CENTER GREEN GRASS - REAL FAST Grade “A” St. Augustine Sods. Immediate pickup or delivery. Lawn experts since 1950. jefffeed.com 504-733-8572

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ADOPTING a baby is a true gift. I long to give a baby a lifetime of security & endless love. Expenses paid. Pam 888-661-6460

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504-355-0970/800-310-7029 FREE non-profit oil spill claims advice or assistance for Lost Income, Failed Business, Medical Claims. New or previously denied claims.

SERVICES

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Sewer & Drain Cleaning Specialists Plumbing Specialists New Orleans 504-522-9536. Kenner-Jefferson 504-466-8581. Westbank 504-368-4070. Laplace 985-652-0084. Northshore 985-6265045. Slidell 985-641-3525. www. RooterManCan.com MENTION GAMBIT FOR A DISCOUNT

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

SUPERIOR AIRE

Trane 3 Ton Replacement System 13 Seer $3990 Installed Expires 8/31/12 504-465-0688 Air Conditioning - Heating

CLEANING/JANITORIAL BRAZILIAN DEEP CLEANING

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL 20% OFF Free Estimates. References. (504) 939-6687 or (504) 344-8102 **OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE**

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MAGNOLIA POOLS

Specializing in Saltwater Systerms Service, Maintenance, Repair 504-270-7307 www.magnoliapools.org

MISC. HOME SERVICES ROYALS’ SERVICES

Let us take care of all those dirty jobs! Lawn Care, Drip Irrigation, Radiant Barrier, Stump Removal, General Handywork. (504) 875-4699 www. royalservices.com for free estimates.

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Chip/Spot Repair - Colors Available Clawfoot tubs for sale Southern Refinishing LLC Certified Fiberglass Technician Family Owned & Operated 504-348-1770 southernrefinishing.com

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The Advocate has an opening for a Print Media Sales Rep. Seeking an experienced, accomplished advertising salesperson to represent our print publication products in the greater New Orleans market. This position is salaried plus commission. Send resumes to hr@theadvocate.com

AGENTS & SALES LIFE/HEALTH AGENT

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

Marketing

Sr. Marketing Manager (Position located at New Orleans, LA): dvlp mktg prgms; manage budgets, packaging projects; monthly coding; use ACNielsen, IRI, Retailink, Dunnhumby, RSMs; attend seminar & trade show; handle domestic & int’l mktg. Reqs MBA w/Mktg emphasis or MS in Mktg + 5 yr of Mktg/Advtg exp. Res to McIlhenny Company, Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513 Attn: HR

Underwriting Sales Position

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

BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS Experienced MANICURIST

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

STYLIST/NAIL TECH

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

COLLEGES/SCHOOLS EARN $500 A DAY

Airbrush & Media Makeup Artists For: Ads,TV Film, Fashion. Train & Build Portfolio in 1 week. Lower Tuition for 2012. AwardMakeupSchool.com

DRIVERS/DELIVERY DRIVERS

Drivers: Local and out/back loads! Free medical, dental w/more benefits avail. CDL-A w/Hazmat, Tanker and TWIC. 1 yr. TT Exp. Req. Martin Transport-Reserve, LA. 1-888-380-5516

HEALTH & FITNESS Pilates Instructor

Crescent City Pilates is looking to employ a highly qualified Pilates Instructor eager to immediately take on 10+ hours of private clients each week. Specialized apparatus & populations training preferred. E-mail resume to catherine@crescentcitypilates.com No phone calls please.

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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I’ve been on several interviews where I was told I was “overqualified” for the job. I graduated with an MBA from U.N.O. in 2006 and worked steadily for the past six years until I was laid off due to the company losing a major contract. Since I’ve got plenty of bills and still have my student loans to pay off, I’m applying anywhere I see an opportunity. Should I leave my MBA degree off of my résumé?” — Larry T., Kenner, LA Dear Larry, No, Larry. You earned it, and it can be a big plus for you. Also, leaving your MBA off of your résumé could be considered dishonest, which could come back to haunt you in the future. Suppose, for example, that you get a job slightly lower than your past level, and a perfect opening later comes up at the company for a promotion you really want and an MBA would give you just the edge you need. Could you really go back and say you have an MBA that you left off of your initial Grant Cooper application years before? I would like to see the types of jobs you’re applying for, because an MBA is really a great degree that qualifies you perfectly for a very wide range of jobs. In the current economy, which in New Orleans is improving all the time, you should be able to target positions commensurate with your experience and education level. A client came to us just last fall with exactly this same issue. In this case, we conducted an interview role-playing session with the candidate, and determined that he was way off mark in his responses to interview questions. Instead of touting how he could benefit his new employer immediately, and citing examples of projects he had completed, he was giving lengthy answers with his opinions, as opposed to specifics on his accomplishments. He was turning the interviewers off, and when he followed up, some stated that he was overqualified. Once we redirected his interview techniques, he was selected by a hospitality firm for a great position.

It is hard to know exactly what someone means when they say you are “overqualified” for a job. In many cases, they don’t really mean it at all. Let’s face it, most businesses want the most qualified employee they can get in order to improve their company’s performance. I have observed that stating that a candidate is overqualified can often be a polite, acceptable way of rejecting an applicant by using false flattery. In some cases, the “overqualified” label is heaped upon older workers by companies who prefer to hire younger candidates (if you are over 55 and this can be proved, it is illegal). In your case, since you actually landed the interviews, it’s probably not the M.B.A. that’s causing the problem. They could see that before they invited you to be interviewed. I would suggest that you take a hard look at your interview skills and see if there could be something you’re doing that could use some tuning up. Here are a few legitimate reasons why employers can be reluctant to hire candidates that they feel are overqualified: • They believe the candidate would not be a good fit for their company culture or not match their profile. • They believe the candidate would not be challenged, and would soon seek a better position elsewhere. • They believe the candidate would not be happy with the salary or compensation, and would soon leave.

Larry, in your cover letter and in your interview process, you need to emphasize that you have thoroughly researched the company and its activities, that you are definitely more interested in working for their organization, as opposed to the specific job title, and state that you have a proven record of loyalty, as shown by your six years with your most recent employer. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant is currently ranked in the Top 2% of 340 LinkedIn National Résumé Writing Experts and has fulfilled contracts for the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, the NFL, the NBA, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations throughout the nation.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: grant@resupro.com or 504-891-7222

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Small law firm in CBD seeks full time recept. to answer phones, organize messages & faxes as they come in & assist w/ filing & general organization of client files. Send resume & references to cwhelmke@bellsouth.net

PART TIME Psychiatry Clinic: Support Staff

Part-time position at busy child psychiatry clinics, Slidell and Mandeville locations, mostly evenings/some days. Prefer student that has completed 2 + years in college. Proficient computer/ typing skills imperative, fast paced/ multi-tasking. Must be: professional, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, considerate, and flexible. Background check/drug screen performed. Please email resume to: acadiancarestaff@gmail.com.

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Associate Director, Division of Information Services - Responsible for comprehensive planning, execution, & management of Division projects & programs, incl. health IT programs, IS application development, & LPHI product development. Reqs: Master’s Computer Science or other technical area; alternatively, BS in CS or other tech area and 5 yrs progressive exp information technology; in depth knowledge of following: project mgmt; enterprise project mgmt in healthcare or public health area; Operations Business; mgmt of multiple & complex projects & cross-functional teams; risk mgmt; implementation of mitigating strategies; Health Info Exchange; software development methodologies; creation/adaptation of program mgmt methodology; MS Office, Visio, & MSProject; project acctg; MPV & other value tracking methods; digital tech (eg, HTML/PHP, Flash, Java/ASP). Employer: Louisiana Public Health Institute, Job location: New Orleans, LA. Send resume & credentials to: careers@lphi.org with the subject line: Associate Director, Division of Information Services.

Psychiatry Clinic: Therapist/ Psychologist

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

RESTAURANT/HOTEL/BAR TWO TONY’S RESTAURANT

Seeks Experienced FRONT OF HOUSE SERVERS Host/Hostess - Bussers Line Cook . Apply in person Tue-Sat 10am-noon or 3-5pm 8536 Pontchartrain Bl. Lakeview area

RETAIL MARY’S ACE HARDWARE

In the Fr. Qtr is looking for a PT Sales Associate. Experience with hardware or building supply industry. Friendly, family-style environment. Salary commensurate with experience. www. acehardwarejobs.com

Pizza Franchise Opportunity. For more information call toll free (855) 978-7767

REACH 5 MILLION

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

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Join the Club! Today, we are 609 clubs strong and growing. Whether our members are small business owners shopping for products for their business, or the head of a household shopping for a family, we aim to provide them with solutions that save them money and time—while taking steps toward helping the environment too. In sum, we work to help our members live better every day. If you are motivated and enthusiastic and want to be part of this unique retail experience, read more about the career opportunities waiting for you at Sam’s Club.

Covington, LA is welcoming a new Sam’s Club! Opportunities include: GROCERY Dry Grocery, Produce, Bakery associates & Team Lead (Hourly Supervisor)

FRONT END Cashiers, Cart Attendants, Member Services, People Greeters & Lead Check-Out Supervisor

SPECIALTY Meat Cutters, Cake Decorators & Team Lead (Hourly Supervisor)

SALES Sales Floor & Wireless Sales Associates

OVERNIGHT Team Lead (Hourly Supervisor), Stockers & Unloaders

TEAM LEADS Technology, Receiving, Audit & Accounting

For more information on how you can become a part of the great Sam’s Club team, please visit our hiring center.

Now Seeking New Orleans Top Service Professionals

Now Hiring To apply please visit The Roosevelt Hotel application online at

Sam’s Club Hiring Center 70360 Hwy 21 Suite 2 & 3 Covington, LA 70433 Or apply online at www.samsclub.com/careers and specify interest in Club #4874. Sam’s Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer Sam’s Club will not tolerate discrimination of employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status or any other legally protected status.

www.hiltonworldwide.com/careers EOE/Drug Free AA Workplace

Attention: Service Industry Professionals Tired of working late every evenings, weekends, and holidays for minimum wages, inconsistent tips? Want to break away from the restaurant industry but don’t know where you could use your excellent people skills? We are a local company looking for likable individuals who feel like they should be compensated for their people skills and strong work ethic. Many of our people have honed their people skills in the service industry and have gone on to become very successful with us while providing a great living for themselves and families. Work regular hours, some evenings as scheduled and no Sundays. Did we mention closed for Holidays? We will provide complete training, a low key, common sense business model and long term career support because your success is our success. Please email resume to: tommy@royalhonda.com or call 504-456-4172

Restaurant Manager Must be motivated, detail oriented, and have strong leadership skills, with particular strengths in the areas of customer service and employee relations. A minimum of 3-5 years experience in high volume, full service restaurants required. We offer a competitive salary and bonus structure, with excellent benefits including 401(K), health/dental/life insurance, paid sick and vacation, meal allowances, personal development and more. Please forward your resume via fax to 504.835.6415 or e-mail to allisonj@acmeoyster.com


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

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

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617 DAUPHINE UNIT 5

1201 CANAL STREET

2 Bedrooms - $257 - $395K Renovation of Historic Krauss Dept. Store brings NOLA living to a new level. 1 blk from French Qtr & CBD. Valet pkg, 24 hr concierge & security. Rooftop pool $ spa. Lounge & fitness ctr. John Paszamant, 504-329-6444. Property One, Inc. 504-681-3400. www.1201canal.com

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

GENTILLY TERRACE DBLE

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

MID-CITY

929 Dumaine #14 - $106,500

Spacious, Uptown $374,900 Total Renovation 2009, 3/4 Bdrm, 2.5 Bth - Gorgeous Mstr. Bath Whpl & Walk In Shwr. 2386 Sq.ft. Gourmet Kitchen, Bonus Rm Upstairs. Energy Efficient Foam Insulation, Hdwd Flrs, Tile, Dual HVAC, Corner Lot. 228-297-2267 gloriabw@gmail.com

1418 Chartres B

2 BR, 1 BA condo with 2nd floor street balcony. Gleaming hardwood flooring, exposed brick walls & non-working marble fireplace. Galley style kitchen overlooks lush courtyard. $259K. Jennifer Shelnutt, 504-388-9383. Jennifer@fqr.com. French Quarter Realty, 504-949-5400. www.fqr.com

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4822 CLEVELAND AVE. 3 BR, 2.5 BA on dead-end st. Expansive luxury master bath, charming pergola & patio. High end window coverings incl.. Move in ready. $425K. Ricky Lemann, 504-460-6340. Keller Williams Realty N.O.504-8620100. Each office Independently owned & operated.

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

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

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455 Phillip Street, $ 225,000

COMMERCIAL RENTALS

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

BEAUTIFUL SINGLE HOME

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

SPARKLING POOL Bike Path & Sunset Deck

2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000

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

MONEY HILL

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

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

1430 Jackson Ave. Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

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

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

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

CARROLLTON Kit appl, fridge & range, w&gas dryer hhkps, Hdwd flrs. Hi celis. large windows. CA&H, Fenced yd. Freshly painted. $1000/mo + dep. Call 504861-3400 2 BR, living room/den, kit, 1 BA. Move-in ready. Hardwood flrs, w/d hookups. No pets. $800. 504-8663490. If no answer, please leave msg.

LG CAMELBACK BY RIVER

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

4524-26 MAGAZINE ST.

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

Newly renov’d, 2br/1ba, LR, kit w/appls, washer/dryer, $1000/mo + $1000 dep. 504-231-0889 or 817-681-0194.

8723 PRITCHARD PLACE

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.

ABITA SPRINGS EXQUISITE FQ COTTAGE

BYWATER 3009 ROYAL ST

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

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

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

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METAIRIE

Over 2 City Blocks

HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

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

4117 sq ft - 3300 sq ft commercial plus 817 sq ft 1 BR apt/office. All for only $5,700/month. Glass storefront, great space. 504-377-3052

CHALMETTE

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

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3700 LAUREL-FULLY FURN

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

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

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

Snappy Jacobs, CCIM Real Estate Management, LLC

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 921 CHARTRES

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

LARGE TOTALLY NEW! 1340 SQ. FT

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

GENTILLY 2558 PRENTISS AVENUE

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

2637 DREAUX ST.

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

LAKEFRONT ATTRACTIVE 2BR APTS

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

MID CITY 141 N. CARROLLTON

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

511 & 513 S. CORTEZ ST

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

MidCity fab 2br/2.5ba

Newly renovated, 2 large bedrooms, new baths, single family home. Yard, deck, off street parking. $1400. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors. 504.891.6400 (ofc) 504.717.5612

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

Cozy Pied-a-terre efficiency with some character! Ceramic floors in kitchen & bath. Granite countertops. Ample closet space, two skylights. Washer & dryer on site. Common ctyard. Jennifer Shelnutt, 504-388-9383. Jennifer@fqr. com. French Quarter Realty, 504-9495400. www.fqr.com

PRIME FRENCH QUARTER

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

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REAL ESTATE UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1549A PHILIP - POOL!

Corner of St. Charles Ave. Inside Gate For Mardi Gras. 2BR, 1 BA, wood floors, big rooms, off st pkg, 1500 sq. ft.. Bonnie Wattigny, 504-220-1022 Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988. www. soniatrealty.com

2 BLKS AUDUBON PARK

510 Henry Clay, 2BR, 1 BA, liv rm, din rm, kit with appl, hardwd flrs, high ceil, sunroom. Offst pkg, $1200. 504-874-4330

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT 333 JULIA ST.

1BR/1BA, parking, utilities, cable & internet, all for $1850/mo. 1 person only. Up to 6 months lease or negot. Ana Maria, (504) 430-5853. Advantage Realty Group (504) 461-4011

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

6319 S. PRIEUR

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

8217 PLUM ST

Furnished Near univ, 1 br, furn kit, wood flrs, cen a/h, new bath, w/d on site. 1 blk to streetcar & Oak St. $1150/mo, Lease. 504-415-1030

Furn Riverbend Efficiency

Eff/studio. Lg liv/sleep area Spac kit & ba, wlk-in closet. Grt n’bhd, nr st car, shops, rests, schools. 8016 Burthe St #D. $650 + dep. 1 yr min lse. 891-6675.

Countryside Home

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

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