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THE ORIGINAL PINETTES BRASS BAND

CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT Neyow’s. Service is good, and food is always good! BEST PLACE TO BUY STYLISH SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. Macy’s/Footlocker. Both stores have a variety of styles to choose from.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW Our own homes or by [sax player] Natasha Harris’ house.

The always fantastic Original Pinettes Brass Band can be seen at 9 p.m. every Friday at Bullet’s Sports Bar in the 7th Ward, a residency they’ve held for several years, pandemic notwithstanding. The all-women brass band, which marks its 30th anniversary this year, is now working on a new album, a follow-up to their 2013 debut, “Finally.”

CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT Ourselves, Original Pinettes Brass Band (no arrogance) and Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph. We love what we do and we enjoy watching ourselves perform. Even when it’s not a great performance, our chemistry is always on point. But when we do give a great show, the whole band enjoys it! “We the LIVE SHOW KILLAS!” As for Jelly, what more can we say! Her

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beautiful voice speaks for itself. She has such a unique sound so when you hear it, you automatically know, “That’s Jelly!” without even seeing her face! BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE SHOT ANYWHERE they’re available!! BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY The Maple Leaf. Rebirth Brass Band own Tuesday nights here in the city. They have been holding that day of the week down for years!

BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK “Roar” by Katy Perry. The audience LOVES when we play this song. It’s actually funny because most people never know the real name of the song. So when they ask us to perform it for them, they always say, “Can y’all play that Tiger for me” or “Can y’all play that Eye of the Tiger, I love that song” We just laugh and say, “Ok!” BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER (1st) Chip Forstall; (2nd) Juan LaFonta FAVORITE POTHOLE Geezzzz! So many! Lol But let’s say St. Roch and Gentilly.

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elcome to the 2021 edition of Best of New Orleans! As Gambit does every year, we’ve tinkered a bit with the Best of poll. We’ve cut some categories, while adding a few others, like Best Black-Owned Small Business, Best Woman-Owned Small Business, Best Drag Brunch, Best 24-Hour Bar, Best Caribbean Restaurant, Best New Bar and more. But wait, there’s more! Music is the life blood of New Orleans, and it’s been a tough year and a half for our friends and family in the industry. For this year’s edition, we decided to highlight specially curated Best of picks from some of New Orleans’ favorite musicians, including The Revivalists, Tank and the Bangas, Louis Michot and the Melody Makers, Alynda Segarra, HaSizzle, Micah McKee, Sweet Crude, Trombone Shorty and the Pinettes Brass Band. This year we broke food and drink into separate categories, and we’re also introducing a new section: Gambit’s Gloriously Sublime Staff Selections, in which the Edit Gang gets to sound off on what they love most right now. Gambit readers always have opinions — especially about their own opinions — so we’ve tried to anticipate some of the questions you might have as well.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHO CHOOSES THE WINNERS? You, the readers, did this. The results are entirely based on the voting done online by, well, you, and tabulated by a crack team of human abacuses. Advertisers can’t buy wins, and even when y’all choose poorly, we don’t tamper with the votes. This is literally all your fault. DO PEOPLE TRY TO CHEAT? When was the last time somebody didn’t try and cheat a vote in Louisiana? I READ ON GEAUXCHAN THAT ALL THESE POLLS ARE RIGGED AND PAPERS SELL WINNERS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. First off, Inspector Dark Web Clouseau, that’s more of a comment than a question. And frankly a bit of a belligerent one at that. We can’t speak for other publications, but we double pinky swear on the Eyes of Divine, this is all reader chosen. WHY ISN’T BEST PODIATRIST A CATEGORY? As we said, the list is a constant work in progress. Also, Jake hates feet. If you have ideas for good categories — or really any feedback — for next year, hit us up at response@gambitweekly.com.

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Winners of the 2021 Best of New Orleans’ Favorite Band category, The Revivalists are an eight-piece roots rock band formed in 2007. Longtime fixtures in New Orleans, they’ve also had success on the national and international stage and are currently practicing and prepping to get back out in front of crowds as soon as it’s safe!

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FAVORITE POTHOLE The one in front of my house! CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT Jack Sledge Deltaphonic Isaac Eddy Silver Synthetic Video Age People Museum

BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY I gotta go with the Kingpin again! Ms. Mae’s Preferably somewhere with food! Igor’s BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT Your best friend Your mom Our manager Zack Feinberg Whoever has the moolah CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT The Bower Peche Mosca’s Alma

BEST PLACE TO BUY IRRESISTIBLY CUTE SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. Amazon Res Ipsa Does Vegas sell shoes? I get my shirts from there. Gucci BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK This has actually happened to us a couple of times! Drums and horns until the power comes back on! BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER Chip Forstall *breaks into the Juan LaFonta jingle*

BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE SHOT In your arm!

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FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW The Kingpin Ms. Mae’s My house. La Bon Temps Roule It doesn’t matter where the show is, the location of my home never changes. So the closest dive bar! Mimi’s


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The benevolent, undisputed King of Bounce HaSizzle has been busy this year. He released the video for his “Getcha Sum,” launched the #justridechallenge viral video trend, made a cameo in Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cry Baby” and just welcomed a new baby boy into the world. HaSizzle will keep the momentum going while working on a new EP. Long may he reign.

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FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW I love to go to Kermit’s [Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge] or sometimes the Dragon’s Den when I’m off and not working.

BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY I will say, The Hangover Bar. The Hangover Bar, I’ll probably go hang out over there and I know I can catch some good music.

CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT Tank and the Bangas. I truly love Tank and the Bangas. LeTrainiump. There’s so many artists in the city — 3D Na’Tee. Oh my God, don’t make me keep going. Briki Fa President. There’s a lot of people I love.

BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT My mom!

BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE SHOT There are so many different places to go.

CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT Right now, I’ll go with Neyow’s. I love Neyow’s! BEST PLACE TO BUY STYLISH SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. Must be Saks [Fifth Avenue]. If you see stylish shoes, it’s gonna be my Versace sneakers.

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BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK Of course, “Getcha Sum!” You better getcha sum in that dark. [Singing] Ya better getcha sum ‘cause you don’t know when the next time gonna be. BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER John Fuller. There it is. FAVORITE POTHOLE St. Claude, coming over Elysian Fields as you’re driving past the CVS, and that pothole is so deep once you hit it you feel like your whole car coming apart.

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13 1 Haydel’s

(3117 Magazine St., 504-267-3165; 4037 Jefferson Highway, 800-442-1342; haydelsbakery.com) 2 LA BOULANGERIE (4600 Magazine St., 504-269-3777; laboulangerienola.com)

Best BARBECUE RESTAURANT

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3 MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE (7638 Maple St., 504-304-1526; cargocollective.com/maplestreetpatisserie)

1 Blue Oak BBQ

(900 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-822-2583; blueoakbbq.com) 2 CENTRAL CITY (1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; centralcitybbq.com) 3 THE JOINT (701 Mazant St., 504-949-3232; alwayssmokin.com)

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Best BURGER RESTAURANT 1 Port of Call

(838 Esplanade Ave., 504-523-0120; portofcallnola.com) 2 COMPANY BURGER (4600 Freret St., 504-267-0320; thecompanyburger.com) 3 DESI VEGA’S PRIME BURGERS & SHAKES (1640 Hickory Ave, Harahan, 504-575-3581; desivegaburgers.com)

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(3128 Magazine St., 504-941-7560; therumhouse.com) 2 14 PARISHES (Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave.; 8227 Oak St., 504-264-7457; 14parishes.com)

Best CHINESE RESTAURANT 1 Five Happiness

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3 COMPERE LAPIN (535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-599-2119; comperelapin.com)

(3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3935; facebook.com/5happiness) 2 BLUE GIANT (1300 Magazine St., 504-582-9060; bluegiantnola.com) 3 DIAN XIN (1218 Decatur St., 504-266-2828; dianxinnola.com)

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1 District Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

(527 Harrison Ave., 504-827-1152; Elmwood Shopping Center, 1126 S. Clearview Parkway, Jefferson, 504-605-7944; 2209 Magazine St., 504-570-6945; 5637 Magazine St., 504-313-1316; districtdonuts.com)

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2 BAKERS DOZEN (3305 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, 504-828-2811; lovebakersdozen.com) 3 BLUE DOT DONUTS (4301 Canal St., 504-218-4866; facebook.com/ bluedotdonuts)

Best DRAG BRUNCH 1 The Country Club

(634 Louisa St., 504-945-0742; thecountryclubneworleans.com) 2 BROUSSARD’S (819 Conti St., 504-581-3866; broussards.com) 3 TUJAGUE’S (429 Decatur St., 504-525-8676; tujaguesrestaurant.com)

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Best FOOD HALL 1 St. Roch Market

(2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-267-0388; strochmarket.com) 2 PYTHIAN MARKET (234 Loyola Ave., 504-481-9599; pythianmarket.com) 3 AUCTION HOUSE MARKET (801 Magazine St., 504-372-4321; auctionhousemarket.com)

Best FRENCH RESTAURANT 1 Cafe Degas

(3127 Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635; cafedegas.com) 2 LA CREPE NANOU (1410 Robert St., 504-899-2670; lacrepenanou.com) 3 ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT (713 St. Louis St., 504-581-4422; antoines.com)

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Best FRIED CHICKEN 1 Popeyes

(Citywide; popeyes.com) 2 WILLIE MAE’S (Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave., 504-459-2640; pythianmarket.com; 2401 St. Ann St., 504-822-9503; williemaesnola.com)

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3 DOOKY CHASE’S RESTAURANT (2301 Orleans Ave., 504-8210600; dookychaserestaurants.com)

Best GUMBO 1 Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop

(2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2022; gumbostop.com) 2 NEYOW’S (3332 Bienville St., 504-827-5474; neyows.com) 3 DOOKY CHASE’S RESTAURANT (2301 Orleans Ave., 504-8210600; dookychaserestaurants.com)

Best INDIAN RESTAURANT 1 Saffron

(4128 Magazine St., 504-323-2626; saffronnola.com) 2 NIRVANA (4308 Magazine St., 504-894-9797; insidenirvana.com) 3 TAJ MAHAL (923 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-836-6859; tajmahalnola.com)

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1 Vincent’s

(4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 504-885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 504-866-9313; vincentsitaliancuisine.com) 2 ANDREA’S (3100 19th St., Metairie, 504-834-8583; andreasrestaurant.com)

1 PJ’s

2 FRENCH TRUCK (Citywide; frenchtruckcoffee.com) 3 CC’S (Citywide; ccscoffee.com)

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3 VENEZIA (134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7991; venezianeworleans.net)

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1 Crystal Hot Sauce

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1 Rock-N-Sake Bar & Sushi

(823 Fulton St., 504-581-7253; 2913 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-267-9761; rocknsake.com) 2 MIKIMOTO (3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-1881; mikimotosushi.com) 3 SHOGUN (2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-833-7477)

Best KENNER RESTAURANT 1 Kenner Seafood

(3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 504-466-4701; kennerseafood.net) 2 GENDUSA’S (325 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-3055305; gendusasitalian.com) 3 HARBOR SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR (3207 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-443-6454; harborseafoodandoysterbar.com)

2 TABASCO BRAND PEPPER SAUCE (tabasco.com) 3 TONY CHACHERE’S ORIGINAL CREOLE SEASONING (tonychachere.com)

Best METAIRIE RESTAURANT 1 Drago’s

(3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254; dragosrestaurant.com) 2 CHEF RON’S GUMBO STOP (2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2022; gumbostop.com) 3 BOULEVARD AMERICAN BISTRO (4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-889-2301; boulevardbistro.com)

Best MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1 El Gato Negro

Best KING CAKE

(81 French Market Place, 504-525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., 504-488-0107; 301 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 504-354-9593; elgatonegronola.com)

1 Manny Randazzo Original King Cakes

(3515 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 504-456-1476; randazzokingcake.com) 2 DONG PHUONG (14207 Chef Menteur Highway, 504-254-0214; dpbakery.com) 3 HAYDEL’S (3117 Magazine St., 504-267-3165; 4037 Jefferson Highway, 800-442-1342; haydelsbakery.com)

2 FELIPE’S (301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; 411-1 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-408-2626; 6215 S. Miro St., 504309-2776; felipestaqueria.com) 3 JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO (515 Baronne St., 504529-5825; 2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-9950; 5538 Magazine St., 504-897-4800; juansflyingburrito.com)

BEST MIDDLE EASTERN/ MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT

Best LATIN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

1 Lebanon’s Cafe

1 El Pavo Real

(4401 S. Broad Ave., 504-266-2022; elpavorealnola.com)

(1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-862-6200; lebanonscafe.com)

2 MAIS AREPAS (1200 Carondelet St., 504-523-6247; facebook.com/maisarepas)

2 SABA (5757 Magazine St., 504-324-7770; eatwithsaba.com)

3 ALMA CAFE (800 Louisa St., 504-381-5877; eatalmanola.com)

3 MONA’S (3901 Banks St., 504-482-7743; monascafeanddeli.com)

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Best NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT 1 Commander’s Palace

(1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; commanderspalace.com)

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2 CLANCY’S (6100 Annunciation St., 504-895-1111; clancysneworleans.com) 3 GW FINS (808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467; gwfins.com)

Best NEW RESTAURANT (OPENED OCTOBER 2020 OR LATER) 1 The Chloe

(4125 St. Charles Ave., 504-541-5500; thechloenola. com/restaurant) 2 BUDSI’S THAI (1760 N. Rampart St., 504-381-4636; budsisthai.com) 3 A TAVOLA (3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 577-2235; atavo.la)

Best NORTHSHORE RESTAURANT 1 Gallagher’s Grill

(509 S. Tyler St., Covington, 985-892-9992; gallaghersgrill.com) 2 THE CHIMES (19130 W. Front St., Covington, 985-892-5396; thechimes.com) 3 DEL PORTO RISTORANTE (501 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-875-1006; delportoristorante.com)

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Best OUTDOOR DINING 1 Bacchanal

(600 Poland Ave., 504-948-9111; bacchanalwine.com) 2 N7 (1117 Montegut St.; n7nola.com) 3 BARRACUDA (446 Pelican St., 504-766-7268; 3984 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2961; eatbarracuda.com)

Best PIZZA RESTAURANT 1 Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza

844-NDS-SAFE

(1212 S. Clearview, Elmwood, 504-733-3803; 2115 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-510-4282; 4024 Canal St., 504-302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 504-8948554; theospizza.com) 2 PIZZA DELICIOUS (617 Piety St., 504-676-8482; pizzadelicious.com) 3 PIZZA DOMENICA (3200 Banks St., 504-459-2072; 4933 Magazine St., 504-301-4978; pizzadomenica.com)

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Angelo Brocato, best place for desserts

7638 MAPLE STREET 504-304-1526

WHOLESALE 504-525-9728

Best PLACE FOR DESSERTS 1 Angelo Brocato

(214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; angelobrocatoicecream.com) 2 CREOLE CREAMERY (2565 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-3548069; 4924 Prytania St., 504-894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 504-482-2924; creolecreamery.com) 3 BAKERY BAR (1179 Annunciation St., 504-210-8519; bakery.bar)

Best PLACE TO GET A PO-BOY 1 Parkway Bakery and Tavern

(538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047; parkwaypoorboys.com) 2 DOMILISE’S PO-BOYS AND BAR (5240 Annunciation St., 504-899-9126; domilisespoboys.com) 3 SHORT STOP POBOYS (119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 504-885-4572; shortstoppoboysno.com)

Best PLACE TO GET A SANDWICH

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1 Stein’s Market & Deli

(2207 Magazine St., 504-527-0771; steinsdeli.com) 2 MARTIN WINE CELLAR (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; 3827 Baronne St., 504-899-7411; martinwine.com) 3 TURKEY AND THE WOLF (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; turkeyandthewolf.com)

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Best PLACE TO GET BOILED SEAFOOD 1 Bevi Seafood Co.

(236 Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7503; beviseafoodco.com) 2 DEANIE’S SEAFOOD (841 Iberville St., 504-581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504-831-4141; 2200 Magazine St., 504-962-7760; deanies.com) 3 SCHAEFER SEAFOOD (1726 Lake Ave., Metairie, 504-833-3973; schaeferseafood.com)

Best PLACE TO GET BREAKFAST/BRUNCH 1 Ruby Slipper Cafe

(Citywide; therubyslippercafe.net) 2 BEARCAT CAFE (845 Carondelet St., 504-766-7399; 2521 Jena St., 504-309-9011; bearcatcafe.com) 3 TOAST (1035 Decatur St., 504-300-5518; 1845 Gentilly Blvd., 504351-3664; 5433 Laurel St., 504-267-3260; toastneworleans.com)

Best PLACE TO GET FROZEN DESSERTS 1 Creole Creamery

(2565 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-354-8069; 4924 Prytania St., 504-894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 504-482-2924; creolecreamery. com) 2 ANGELO BROCATO (214 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-1465; angelobrocatoicecream.com) 3 PICCOLA GELATERIA (4525 Freret St., 504-493-5999; piccolagelateria.com)

Best PLACE TO GET POKE 1 Poke Loa

(Citywide; eatpokeloa.com) 2 LEMONSHARK POKE (2901 Magazine St., 504-518-6665; lemonsharkpoke.com) 3 POKE-CHAN (2809 St. Claude Ave., 504-571-5446; poke-chan.com)

Best PLACE TO GET TACOS 1 Barracuda

(446 Pelican St., 504-766-7268; 3984 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-2662961; eatbarracuda.com) 2 FELIPE’S (301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; 411-1 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-408-2626; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; felipestaqueria.com) 3 JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO (515 Baronne St., 504-529-5825; 2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-9950; 5538 Magazine St., 504-897-4800; juansflyingburrito.com)

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Best RESTAURANT FOR ROMANTIC DINING 1 N7

(1117 Montegut St.; n7nola.com) 2 CAFE DEGAS (3127 Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635; cafedegas.com)

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3 COMMANDER’S PALACE (1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; commanderspalace.com)

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Best RESTAURANT FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGANS 1 Seed

(1330 Prytania St., 504-417-7333; seedneworleans.com) 2 (TIE) CARMO (527 Julia St., 504-875-4132; cafecarmo.com) 2 (TIE) SNEAKY PICKLE (3200 Burgundy St., 504-218-5651; yousneakypickle.com) 3 SWEET SOULFOOD (1025 N. Broad St., 504-821-2669; sweetvegansoulfood.com)

Best SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 1 Peche

(800 Magazine St., 504-522-1744; pecherestaurant.com) 2 GW FINS (808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467; gwfins.com) 3 DRAGO’S (3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 504-584-3911; dragosrestaurant.com)

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1 Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

(4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-9788; snobliz.square.site)

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2 SAL’S SNO-BALLS (1823 Metairie Ave., Metairie, 504-666-1823) 3 PLUM STREET SNOBALLS (1300 Burdette St.; 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 504-866-7996; plumstreetsnoball.com)

Best ST. BERNARD PARISH RESTAURANT 1 Rocky & Carlo’s Restaurant and Bar

(613 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, 504-2798323; rockyandcarlosrestaurant.com)

2 MEME’S BAR & GRILLE (712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-644-4992; memesbarandgrille.com) 3 SECRET THAI (9212 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 504-345-2487; facebook.com/secretthairestaurant)

Best STEAKHOUSE 1 Ruth’s Chris Steak House

(Harrah’s New Orleans, 525 Fulton St., 504-587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-3600; ruthschris.com) 2 DESI VEGA’S STEAKHOUSE (628 St Charles Ave., 504-523-7600; desivegasteaks.com)

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3 CRESCENT CITY STEAKS (1001 N. Broad St., 504-821-3271; crescentcitysteaks.com)

Best TRADITIONAL LOUISIANA RESTAURANT

Best THAI RESTAURANT 1 SukhoThai

(2200 Royal St., 504-948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., 504-373-6471; sukhothai-nola.com) 2 BUDSI’S THAI (1760 N. Rampart St., 504-381-4636; budsisthai.com) 3 BANANA BLOSSOM (500 Ninth St., Gretna, 504-5000997; 504bananablossom.com)

Best WEST BANK RESTAURANT 1 Banana Blossom

(500 Ninth St., Gretna, 504-500-0997; 504bananablossom.com) 2 TAN DINH (1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 504-3618008; tandinhnola.com) 3 CAFE 615 (615 Kepler St, Gretna, 504-365-1225; cafe615.com)

1 Commander’s Palace

(1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; commanderspalace.com) 2 MANDINA’S RESTAURANT (3800 Canal St., 504482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Highway 22, Mandeville, 985-674-9883; mandinasrestaurant.com) 3 GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT (209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021; galatoires.com)

Best VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT 1 Lilly’s Cafe

(1813 Magazine St., 504-599-9999) 2 PHO BANG (Citywide; phobangnola.com) 3 TAN DINH (1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 504-361-8008; tandinhnola.com)

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Fiddle player, singer and Grammy winner Louis Michot has spent the past year working on new material with his bands, the Melody Makers and Lost Bayou Ramblers, as well as other collaborations. His Arnaudville-based record label, Electric Nouveau, which he launched in April 2020 to promote independent south Louisiana artists, has kept him busy in the absence of gigs canceled by the pandemic. PHOTO BY SOPHIA GERMER

THANKS TO: WRONG IRON 3 5 3 2 T O U L O U S E S T.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW d.b.a. for an Absinthe night cap, they always got the good stuff. FAVORITE POTHOLE The one that doesn’t make me spill my drink. CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT Shakespeare & The Blues BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE Anywhere! BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT Derek Domingue, plus he’s always

got the goods to de-stress after a night at the luxurious OPP. BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY Maple Leaf Bar, hopefully the band is still playing. CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT Val’s. The food and drinks are so darn good and I get to let Jonny Campos order for me. BEST PLACE TO BUY IRRESISTIBLY CUTE SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. Orleans Shoe Co, they always have the Blundstone boots I’ve been sporting since an Australian friend

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brought me a pair in 2001. They’re the standard for permaculture activities, and their stomp has become part of my signature sound. BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK “Michot’s Melody Makers’ Medley” — it can be played acoustically, goes down to a capella, and it can go on forever. BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER Chip Forstall, thanks for supporting local musicians. Lemme know if you need a French version for all the Franco-Louisianans in need of counsel. PAGE 29


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Home Malone is thrilled to be one of New Orleans’ • BEST PLACE TO BUY A GIFT (4 YEARS IN A ROW!) • BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE FOR HOME DECOR/ACCENTS (2 YEARS IN A ROW!) • BEST WOMAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS!

We continue to be committed to carrying work designed & produced locally. Representing over 250 Southern based makers in 2 NOLA locations: MID CITY: 629 N Carrollton Ave | 504-324-8352 UPTOWN: 4610 Magazine St | 504-766-6148 SHOP ONLINE: www.homemalonenola.com


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1 Wrong Iron

Drink

(3532 Toulouse St., 504-302-1503; wrongiron.com) 2 THE BULLDOG (3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 504-488 4191; bulldog.draftfreak.com) 3 TCHOUP YARD (405 Third St., 504-895-6747; tchoupyard.com)

Best NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 1 Pal’s Lounge

(949 N. Rendon St., 504-488-7257; Instagram, @palsloungenola) 2 PARLAY’S BAR (870 Harrison Ave., 504-304-6338; facebook.com/parlays) 3 (TIE) ST. JOE’S BAR (5535 Magazine St., 504-8993744; stjoesbar.com) 3 (TIE) FINN MCCOOL’S (3701 Banks St., 504-486-9080; finnmccools.com)

Best BALCONY FOR DINING AND DRINKING 1 Tableau

(616 St. Peter St., 504-934-3463; tableaufrenchquarter.com) 2 MURIEL’S (801 Chartres St., 504-568-1885; muriels.com) 3 GRIS-GRIS (1800 Magazine St., 504-272-0241; grisgrisnola.com)

Best PLACE TO GET A MARGARITA 1 Felipe’s

(301 N. Peters St., 504-267-4406; 411-1 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-408-2626; 6215 S. Miro St., 504-309-2776; felipestaqueria.com) 2 SUPERIOR GRILL (3636 St. Charles Ave., 504-899-4200; neworleans.superiorgrill.com) 3 EL GATO NEGRO (81 French Market Place, 504-5259752; 300 Harrison Ave., 504-488-0107; 301 Huey P. Long Ave., 504-354-9593; elgatonegronola.com)

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Tableau, best balcony for dining and drinking

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Best BAR FOR COCKTAILS 1 Cure

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(4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357; curenola.com) 2 CAROUSEL BAR & LOUNGE (Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 504-523-3341; hotelmonteleone.com/entertainment/carousel-bar) 3 BAR TONIQUE (820 N. Rampart St., 504-324-6045; bartonique.com)

Best BEER SELECTION 1 The Bulldog

(3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 504-4884191; bulldog.draftfreak.com) 2 THE AVENUE PUB (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504-586-9243; avenuepub.com) 3 COOTER BROWN’S (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; cooterbrowns.com)

Best DISTILLERY 1 Happy Raptor Distilling

3332 Bienville Street | 504-827-5474 | neyows.com Sun 11am - 7pm - Brunch til 2pm Mon - Thu 11am - 9am • Fri & Sat 11am -11pm

(1512 Robert C. Blakes Sr. Drive, 504-654-6516; happyraptor.com) 2 SEVEN THREE DISTILLING CO. (301 N. Claiborne Ave., 504-2658545; seventhreedistilling.com) 3 LULA RESTAURANT DISTILLERY (1532 St. Charles Ave., 504-267-7624; lulanola.com)

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The Bulldog, best beer selection

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Snake and Jake’s, best dive bar

Best DIVE BAR 1 Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge

(7612 Oak St., 504-861-2802; snakeandjakes.com) 2 LOTS A LUCK TAVERN (203 Homedale St., 504-483-0978) 3 PAL’S LOUNGE (949 N. Rendon St., 504-488-7257; Instagram, @palsloungenola)

Best DOG-FRIENDLY BAR 1 The Bulldog

(3236 Magazine St., 504-891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 504-4884191; bulldog.draftfreak.com) 2 WRONG IRON (3532 Toulouse St., 504-302-1503; wrongiron.com) 3 PEPP’S PUB (706 Franklin Ave., 985-326-1975; peppspub.com)

Best HAPPY HOUR 1 Superior Seafood and Oyster Bar

(4338 St. Charles Ave., 504-293-3474; superiorseafoodnola. com) 2 A TAVOLA (3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-5772235; atavo.la) 3 DOMENICA (123 Baronne St., 504-648-6020; domenicarestaurant.com)

Best NEW BAR (OPENED OCTOBER 2020 OR LATER) 1 Peacock Room

(Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, 501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-324-3073; peacockroomnola.com) 2 THE CHLOE (4125 St. Charles Ave., 504 541-5500; thechloenola.com) 3 ANNA’S (2601 Royal St., 504-766-8376; annasnola.com)

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1 Carousel Bar & Lounge

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(Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 504-523-3341; hotelmonteleone.com/entertainment/carousel-bar) 2 SAZERAC BAR (The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, 504-648-1200; therooseveltneworleans.com/ dining/the-sazerac-bar.html) 3 LOBBY BAR (Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., 504-9001180; acehotel.com/neworleans)

Best LGBTQ BAR 1 Good Friends Bar

(740 Dauphine St., 504-566-7191; goodfriendsbar.com) 2 BOURBON PUB PARADE (801 Bourbon St., 504-529-2107; bourbonpub.com) 3 GOLDEN LANTERN (1239 Royal St., 504-529-2860; thegoldenlanternneworleans.com)

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Monday - Friday | Check the Board Everyday!

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Manhattans Margaritas Sangria Cosmos House Martinis

Sunday Brunch - 9am-3pm - DIY Mimosas $18

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Good Friends Bar, Best LGBTQ bar

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BEST PIZZA RESTAURANTS Year after Year!

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Pickup & Delivery Tuesday — Sunday

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AMAZING SEAFOOD. AWARD-WINNING BBQ!

FOR VOTING US ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE DAY SPAS AND PLACES TO GET A MASSAGE THE FOGHORN

SANDWICHES

BBQ PLATTERS

THE PIT BOSS PRIME BRISKET SMOKED LOW-N-SLOW with ONIONS, PICKLES & OUR HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE served on a LEIDENHEIMER ROLL. $12

2021 Hogs for the Cause Award-Winning BBQ, smoked low-n-slow over wood in our Gentilly smokehouse

THE FRANKLIN PRIME BRISKET BURGER with MELTED JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR CHEESE & SAUTEED ONIONS served on a LEIDENHEIMER ROLL $11 THE BIG PORKER PORK SMOKED LOW-N-SLOW with COLESLAW & OUR HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE served on a LEIDENHEIMER ROLL $10 NOT OPP BOLOGNA HOUSEMADE BOLOGNA SMOKED SLOW-N-LOW with MELTED JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR CHEESE, ONIONS & POTATO CHIPS served on a LEIDENHEIMER ROLL. $10 THE FOGHORN CHICKEN DRENCHED IN A BUTTERMILK & PEPPER MIX, BREADED & FRIED with HOUSEMADE PICKLED ONIONS, COLESLAW & SRIRACHA AIOLI served on a LEIDENHEIMER ROLL $11 THE GENTILLY REUBEN HOUSEMADE SMOKED BRISKET PASTRAMI with SWISS CHEESE, SAUERKRAUT & SPECIAL SAUCE served on MARBLED RYE $12 THE NEVILLE HOUSEMADE HOT SAUSAGE with SWISS CHEESE, ONIONS, PICKLES & SRIRACHA AOILI served on a LEIDENHEIMER ROLL $11

and Thanks to Our Staff Who Made it Possible!

BRISKET PLATTER Prime Brisket Cooked low-n-slow with 2 Sides, Bread & Pickles $16 PULLED PORK PLATTER Award-winning pulled shoulder smoked low-n-slow with 2 Sides, Bread & Pickles $14 SMOKED RIB PLATTER 4 ST. LOUIS RIBS SMOKED low-n-slow with 2 Sides, Bread & Pickles $15 HALF RACK (No Sides) $13

FULL RACK (No Sides) $25

SMOKED SAUSAGE 2 LINKS OF HOUSEMADE SMOKED SAUSAGE with 2 Sides, Bread & Pickles $14 2 MEAT PLATTER with 2 Sides, Bread & Pickles $20 3 MEAT PLATTER with 2 Sides, Bread & Pickles $25 SMOKED WINGS SMOKED LOW-N-SLOW THEN FLASH FRIED, served with SPICY HOUSEMADE BBQ SAUCE, RANCH, BLUE CHEESE or SOUL SAUCE 6 WINGS $10 | 12 WINGS $16 PONTCHARTRAIN PACK (FEEDS 4-5) BRISKET, SMOKED PULLED PORK, SMOKED RIBS, SMOKED WINGS & 4 12oz SIDES, Bread & Pickles $65 Meats also available by the pound Seafood available by the pound (seasonal)

AND, AS ALWAYS, OVERSTUFFED PO-BOYS AND OUR FAMOUS BOILED SEAFOOD AVAILABLE BY THE POUND! (MKT PRICE)

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Best PLACE TO GET A BLOODY MARY

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(21084 Highway 36, Covington, 985-893-3143; abita.com) 2 URBAN SOUTH BREWERY (1645 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-2674852; urbansouthbrewery.com) 3 NOLA BREWING CO. (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996; nolabrewing.com)

1 Atchafalaya

(901 Louisiana Ave., 504-891-9626; atchafalayarestaurant.com) 2 CAESARS SUPERDOME (1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, 504-5873822; caesarssuperdome.com) 3 RUBY SLIPPER CAFE (Citywide; therubyslippercafe.net)

Best ROOFTOP BAR

1 Hot Tin

(Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., 504-323-1500; hottinbar.com) 2 ALTO (Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., 504-900-1180; acehotel. com/neworleans/food-and-drink/alto) 3 (TIE) MONKEY BOARD (The Troubadour Hotel, 1111 Gravier St., 504-518-5600; monkeyboardnola.com) 3 (TIE) ROSIE’S ON THE ROOF (The Higgins Hotel, 1000 Magazine St., 504-528-1941; higginshotelnola.com)

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(600 Poland Ave., 504-948-9111; bacchanalwine.com) 2 DELACHAISE (3442 St. Charles Ave., 504-895-0858; thedelachaise.com) 3 BAYOU WINE GARDEN (315 N. Rendon St., 504-8262925; bayouwinegarden.com)

Bacchanal, best place to get a glass of wine

Best PLACE TO GET A MARTINI 1 Commander’s Palace

(1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221; commanderspalace.com) 2 THE BOMBAY CLUB (830 Conti St., 504-577-2237; bombayclubneworleans.com) 3 BOULEVARD AMERICAN BISTRO (4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-889-2301; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Elmwood, 504-410-5171; boulevardbistro.com)

Best PLACE TO GET A TRADITIONAL LOUISIANA COCKTAIL 1 Sazerac Bar

(The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, 504-648-1200; therooseveltneworleans.com/dining/ the-sazerac-bar.html) 2 ARNAUD’S FRENCH 75 BAR (813 Bienville St., 504523-5433; arnaudsrestaurant.com /bars/french-75) 3 PAT O’BRIEN’S (718 St. Peter St., 504-525-4823; patobriens.com)

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Ms. Mae’s, best 24-hour bar

Best TWENTY-FOUR HOUR BAR 1 The Club Ms. Mae’s (4336 Magazine St., 504-218-8035; facebook. com/msmaesnola) 2 THE AVENUE PUB (1732 St. Charles Ave., 504586-9243; avenuepub.com) 3 IGOR’S BAR & GRILL (2133 St Charles Ave., 504-568-9811)

Best SPORTS BAR 1 Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux (50 Town Center Parkway, Slidell, 985-639-9891; 1009 Poydras St., 504-309-6530; 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-273-1233; 69796 Stirling Blvd., Covington, 985-900-2234; walk-ons.com) 2 COOTER BROWN’S (509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104; cooterbrowns.com)

3 MANNING’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL (Harrah’s New Orleans, 519 Fulton St., 504-593-8118; caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans/restaurants/ mannings-eat-drink-cheer)

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Alynda Segarra is a singer-songwriter who also fronts americana band Hurray for the Riff Raff. Originally from the Bronx, she moved to New Orleans in 2007. Segarra is currently wrapping up work on a new album she recorded last fall in Durham, NC, with producer Brad Cook. Segarra hopes to have the new album out out early next year. PHOTO BY SOPHIA GERMER THANKS TO: NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART 1 COLLINS DIBOLL CIRCLE

FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW I’m a sucker for a dirty martini and some late night food. After a show I’m always starving. So anywhere that will offer me that. Otherwise I would head to the bayou with a bottle of wine and some friends. CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT I love so many local musicians here - Lucia Honey, Special Interest, People Museum, and Little Death. BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE SHOT Go to Crescent Care and get your damn shot so we can have safe shows again!

BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY Poor Boys BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT In the past it has been Pauly Lingerfelt, local tattoo artist. Thanks Pauly!

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BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK Forever is Just a Day. BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER His billboard is no longer up, but everyone remember to be wizer and call Bizer!

CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT Fritai is incredible. BEST PLACE TO BUY IRRESISTIBLY CUTE SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. Blue Dream

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Best CASINO 1 Harrah’s New Orleans

(8 Canal St., 800-427-7247; caesars.com/ harrahs-new-orleans) 2 BOOMTOWN CASINO (4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 504-366-7711; boomtownneworleans.com) 3 TREASURE CHEST CASINO (5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504-443-8000; treasurechest.com)

Best LOCAL MUSIC ARTIST/BAND 1 The Revivalists

(therevivalists.com) 2 TANK AND THE BANGAS (tankandthebangas.com) 3 (TIE) SWEET CRUDE (sweetcrudeband.com) 3 (TIE) TROY “TROMBONE SHORTY” ANDREWS (tromboneshorty.com)

Best LIVE MUSIC VENUE 1 Tipitina’s

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Tipitina’s, best live music venue

(501 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-8477; tipitinas.com) 2 HOUSE OF BLUES (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; houseofblues.com/neworleans) 3 THE BROADSIDE (600 N. Broad St., 504-218-1008; broadsidenola.com)

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(1420 Annunciation St., 833-200-2811; saulet.com) 2 GATEHOUSE (2500 South I-10 Service Road East, 504-835-1731; gatehouseapartments.com) 3 THE COTTON MILL (920 Poeyfarre St., 504566-9700; thecottonmillneworleans.com)

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Best GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1 Holy Name of Jesus School (6325 Cromwell

Place, 504-861-1466; hnjschool.org) 2 LUSHER CHARTER SCHOOL (7315 Willow St., 504-862-5110; lusherschool.org) 3 LOUISE S. MCGEHEE SCHOOL (1538 Philip St., 504-523-9911; littlegate.com)

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(5339 Prytania St., 504-891-2787; theprytania.com, 333 Canal St., 3rd Floor, 504-290-2658; prytaniacanalplace.com) 2 THE BROAD THEATER (636 N. Broad St., 504-218-1008; thebroadtheater.com) 3 AMC THEATERS (citywide, amctheaters.com)

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Best LOCAL THEATER COMPANY 1 Le Petit Theatre

(616 St. Peter St., 504-522-2081; lepetittheatre.com) 2 RIVERTOWN THEATERS FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (325 Minor St., Kenner, 504-461-9475; rivertowntheaters.com) 3 JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY (1118 Clearview Parkway, Metairie, 504-885-2000; jpas.org).

Best ART GALLERY 1 M.S. Rau

(622 Royal St., 888-557-2406; rauantiques.com) 2 KEZIC ART GALLERY (343 Royal St., 504-298-1096; kezicstudios.com) 3 GALLERY B. FOS (2138 Magazine St., 504-444-2967; beckyfos.com)

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(150 Broadway St., 504-865-1960; lambethhouse.com) 2 POYDRAS HOME (5354 Magazine St., 504-897-0535; poydrashome.com) 3 TOURO WOLDENBERG VILLAGE (3701 Behrman Place, 504-367-5640; touro.com/woldenberg-village)

Best HIGH SCHOOL 1 Mount Carmel Academy

(7027 Milne Blvd., 504-288-7626; mcacubs.com) 2 JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL (4133 Banks St., 504-486-6631; jesuitnola.org) 3 BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL (4401 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-283-1561; brothermartin.com)

Best HIGH SCHOOL BAND 1 St. Augustine High School

(2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 504-944-2424; staugnola.org) 2 BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL (4401 Elysian Fields Ave., 504283-1561; brothermartin.com) 3 ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL HIGH SCHOOL (1901 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-834-5592; rummelraiders.com)

Best LOCAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY 1 Tulane University

(tulane.edu) 2 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS (uno.edu) 3 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS (loyno.edu)

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1 St. Augustine High School

(2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 504-944-2424; staugnola.org) 2 610 STOMPERS (610stompers.com) 3 AMELIA EARHAWTS (aecabinkrewe.com)

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Krewe of Muses, best Mardi Gras parade

Best MARDI GRAS PARADE

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1 Muses

(kreweofmuses.org) 2 ENDYMION (endymion.org) 3 BACCHUS (kreweofbacchus.org)

Best MUSEUM 1 New Orleans Museum of Art

(1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; noma.org) 2 THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM (945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944; nationalww2museum.org) 3 OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART (925 Camp St., 504-539-9650; ogdenmuseum.org)

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(la-spca.org) 2 NEW ORLEANS WOMEN & CHILDREN’S SHELTER (nowcs.org) 3 SON OF A SAINT (sonofasaint.org)

Best NURSERY/PRESCHOOL 1 Little Red School House

(2055 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-838-7979; lrshofmetairie.com) 2 LOUISE S. MCGEHEE SCHOOL — LITTLE GATE (1538 Philip St., 504-523-9911; littlegate.com) 3 ARDEN CAHILL ACADEMY (3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, 504-392-0902; ardencahillacademy.com)

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Best GOLF COURSE 1 Bayou Oaks at City Park

(1040 Filmore Avenue, City Park, 504-483-9410; cityparkgolf.com) 2 AUDUBON GOLF COURSE (6500 Magazine St., 504-291-2517; audubonnatureinstitute.org) 3 CHATEAU GOLF COURSE (3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, 504-467-1351; chateaugcc.com)

Best SUMMER CAMP (VIRTUAL OR IRL) 1 Arden Cahill Academy Camp Corral

(3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, 504-392-0902; ardencahillacademy.com) 2 MOUNT CARMEL ACADEMY (7027 Milne Blvd., 504-288-7626; mcacubs.com/camp) 3 COUNTRY DAY CREATIVE ARTS CAMP (300 Park Road, Metairie, 504-849-3188; countrydaycreativearts.com)

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NEW ORLEANS FALL BEAD & JEWELRY SHOW!

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Grammy-award winning musician Trombone Shorty has started his fall national tour and stops at the Saenger Theatre Oct. 9. Then, his Shorty Fest, a fundraiser for the Trombone Shorty Foundation, is scheduled for Oct. 11 at Tipitina’s. Expect a new album early 2022. P H O T O B Y M AT T C O R N E L L

FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW I like to go unwind at my studio or else I’ll take a stroll down Frenchmen Street and see what’s going on late night.

CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT There’s a new bakery that also has the best food and a great brunch: B Sweet Bistro on Rampart.

FAVORITE POTHOLE The one on Washington and Constance — the one with its own safety cone! You drive into that one, you ain’t coming out.

BEST PLACE TO BUY IRRESISTIBLY CUTE SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. I keep my shoes on! LOL

CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT New Breed Brass Band BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE SHOT Touro Infirmary BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY I don’t drink, but if I did I’d guess the Maple Leaf would be the place.

BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK “Let’s Go Get ‘Em” — you can play it all day without electricity and the crowd would join in. BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER I’m going with Morris Bart — like they say, “One call or one click, that’s all!”

BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT James Andrews

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BEST PLACE TO LEARN SOMETHING: LA ILLUMINATOR/THE LENS/ANTIGRAVITY Over the last five years there’s been a massive bloodletting in the media industry. Whole parts of the country have been turned into veritable news deserts with no local outlets to give citizens the information they need. New Orleans hasn’t been spared, and we’ve unfortunately lost a lot of great journalists to layoffs and a contracting industry. Still, we’re luckier than a lot of other places, thanks to the dogged work of the Louisiana Illuminator, The Lens and Antigravity. All three provide critical news, insights and opinion. Without them critical stories on the library fund fiasco, sketchy money practices at the convention center or this year’s legislative session would have gone underreported — or uncovered completely. Their reporters work tirelessly to not only inform our community, but to make it a better place. Given the current anti-media climate in this country, that’s no small feat. Louisiana Illuminator, lailluminator.com; The Lens, thelensnola. org; Antigravity, various places in New Orleans, antigravitymagazine.com

BEST PLACE TO GET A CYBORG EYE: SCOTT D. LANOUX & ASSOCIATES

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Y’all have had your say, now it’s our turn! Straight from the addled and terrifying brains of the Gambit Edit Gang, we present you with our Best Of picks, from our favorite hangouts to the best things to eat and more!

OK, so technically Dr. Lanoux ain’t no Dr. Rudy Wells, and I am definitely no Lee Majors. But Lanoux made my right eye stronger, faster, better. Two years ago, I started having trouble seeing out of my right eye. By this winter I could barely see out of it at all, thanks to a giant cataract. As an editor, not being able to see, let alone read, out of both eyes is a huge problem. Eye surgeons are like a lot of things: you don’t even know they exist until you need one. Luckily my optometrist at Primary Eye Care — who I also can’t recommend highly enough — knew just who to send me to. Dr. Lanoux and his staff were smart, efficient and patiently answered all my questions. Best of all, after my surgery, the ole right eye is back to 20/20 vision. Scott D. Lanoux & Associates, 4324 Veterans Blvd., Metairie

FAVORITE SECOND HOME BJ’S LOUNGE I’ve spent a lot of my life in barstools all over the world. I’ve had my insides burned out at roadside Erguotou bars in rural China, cursed the damnable English in a Scottish pub and gotten hammered drinking original margaritas at Juarez’s venerable Kentucky Club. But for me, the Valhalla of bars will always be BJ’s. With its mismatched barstools, cheap drinks served up by amazing bartenders, wall of photos memorializing family long gone and of course the amazing old jukebox, it is the Plutonic Ideal of a bar. You don’t need to be a regular to feel at home at BJ’s. We may not all know your name when you walk in, but as long as you’re not a dick, there’s a decent chance we will by the time you leave.

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BEST LOCAL BAND TO LISTEN TO ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON: ANNA MOSS & THE NIGHTSHADES Anna Moss reminds me of Norah Jones if Norah Jones lived in New Orleans. Her voice is as smooth and calming as it is spunky, and I want it to be the soundtrack to my life. I was introduced to her music when she and her Nightshades band played in Okay Bar’s backyard one magical Sunday afternoon in April. Vaccines were available to all adults, live music was coming back and I felt a sense of optimism that I now yearn for as we battle yet another surge of the virus thanks to the Delta variant and depressingly low vaccination rates. That day, the band was recording a live album and wanted to record some of the tracks over again after they went through their set. It made for an encore that kept going and going — though no one was complaining. annamossmusic.com

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KATIE’S I hate having people sing “Happy Birthday” to me in public with the force of a thousand suns. It’s partly due to a cursed experience I had at Lambert’s Cafe in Alabama — famous for throwing rolls at customers and playing “pranks” on them — though we won’t speak of that. But it’s mostly because the whole thing kind of ruins my whole avoid-being-the-center-of-attention-at-allcosts mentality. So it’s truly a testament to the sweet, sweet warm delicacy that is their white chocolate bread pudding that I forgot all about the whole surrounding area of Katie’s singing to me once the first bite hit my mouth. It was the perfect follow-up to my crawfish beignet. Plus, the staff had mad pipes. I can only hope both Sir Guy Fieri and Homer Simpson experienced the same magic when they visited. Katie’s, 3701 Iberville St.

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BEST PLACE TO EAT AND NOT HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DON’T EAT MEAT: SWEET SOULFOOD I may not eat meat, but I still love good food. This is pretty baffling to a lot of New Orleanians. When I try to apologetically over-explain that I just don’t like the texture or that I spent most of my childhood watching “Bambi” on repeat and think of critters as magical anthropomorphic pals, the most often response I get is, “Yeah, but not even chicken?!?” Luckily there are a few spots that cater to the likes of me. One of my all-time favorites is Sweet Soulfood, the vegan spot that opened up a couple years back where you can find absolutely delicious, classic New Orleans dishes that are entirely plant-based. I’ve taken a few skeptics there, who’ve wondered, “How can vegan gumbo exist, let alone be delicious?” and they’ve all been pleasantly surprised. It’s also affordable, with hefty portions, and because it’s cafeteria-style it’s one of my go-to spots for a convenient, quick pick-up when I’m running behind on deadlines, which is literally always. Sweet Soulfood, 1035 N. Broad St.

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BEST METHOD OF TRANSPORTATION: BIKING THE LAFITTE GREENWAY A few weeks after the first shutdown, I woke up on one of my mandatory furlough days and decided I simply could not go on existing without a bicycle. So I walked over to Dashing Bicycles on Broad Street and made off with one of my better impulse purchases of the pandemic. I’ve lived in New Orleans for almost two decades now and had experimented with bikes before, mostly just after college. But nothing really solidified my relationship with biking quite like having

It’s hard to choose my favorite music venue, but I wanted to give a shoutout to d.b.a. for being one of PHOTO BY SOPHIA GERMER / the few remaining clubs T H E T I M E S - P I C AY U N E on Frenchmen that isn’t d.b.a.’s new outdoor area is amazing. totally overrun by tourists and bachelor parties, pays its performers well and is a spot I associate with the sort of fond, if hazy, memories that helped get me through the last year. Plus, the new outdoor setup is great for keeping musicians and audiences safe from a certain respiratory illness. Whether it’s on a glittery Mardi Gras Day with the Klezmer All Stars or a random Saturday night featuring one of our city’s iconic brass bands, I know that I will always cherish this space and all the late nights I only kinda remember there. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St. PAGE 60

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It’s a paradox in and of itself that daily posts from a climate change photographer would brighten my mood. But there’s just something about scrolling through the hellsite that is the wretched bird app — past mind-numbing replies and passive aggressive misunderstandings — and seeing a picture of a cotton candy sky with the caption “Everything is bad. Here are some nice sunsets in New Orleans.” The photos serve as a reminder of Louisiana’s breathtaking natural beauty. One that itches at my core nostalgia of growing up as a boat kid cruising the Tchefuncte River and surrounding canals. One that’s especially welcome now as a journalist who spends the bulk of my week inside on the computer, recoiling at the sun like a vampire when I emerge from my cave. On Twitter: @virginiahanusik and on the web: virginiahanusik.com


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MORE OUTDOOR LIVE MUSIC It feels weird to call “outdoor live music” an “innovation,” especially in a city where brass bands regularly take to the streets, but the reality is that the powers that be in New Orleans haven’t been so welcoming of musicians playing outside. Outdated zoning restrictions, trigger-happy noise complaints and a permitting process so obtuse it forces you to quit before you go insane are real obstacles to setting up an outdoor venue. But if there’s anything this hell of a year and a half has shown, it’s that spaces for live outdoor music are popular, offer a valued alternative and give musicians more places to safely perform. Dedicated outdoor venues like The Broadside, spaces like the balcony at the New Orleans Jazz Museum and successful series at Faubourg Brewing Co. and Zony Mash Beer Project gave New Orleans musicians a much-needed lifeline. That’s worth fighting to keep — and for city government to do what it can to build up a healthy music ecosystem. Various locations, contact One Stop Shop, 1300 Perdido St., 7th floor, Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., (504) 658-7100, mayor@nola.gov

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Last year, I took a lot of walks — and I mean a lot. I was crushing that 10,000 steps goal every day between May and November. I tried to regularly change up my routes, but one of my favorites became walking around Bayou St. John and through City Park. Every time I made a round down Moss Street and back up to Esplanade Avenue, I always found something different to enjoy. Along the bayou side, there are the altered “Caution Alligator” signs and of course Marlin Miller’s carved tree. But it’s the residential side of the streets that has the wild surprises: a pair of twin harpies standing guard over the petunias; a druid woman, antlers sprouting from her head, looking over the road; totems topped with pelicans or aliens blasting off in a ship; tools lodged into the cement near Cabrini Bridge; and more ephemeral pieces that get taped to light poles or to fences. Thank you, homeowners along Bayou St. John, for being your weird, weird selves. Bayou Saint John (various locations) PHOTO BY JAKE CL APP

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THE FIGHT AGAINST MOVING CITY HALL TO CONGO SQUARE When Mayor LaToya Cantrell in March announced plans to move City Hall into Municipal Auditorium, a whole bunch of people across the city said, “What?! Fuck no.” Led by residents of the Treme neighborhood, people organized to say, “No City Hall in Treme.” People voiced protests at town halls against the $100 million plans to transform the area around the auditorium — including removing buildings and building a parking garage — and formed a more cohesive group, the Save Our Soul Coalition. Then in June, hundreds of people gathered for a second line and a march — which kinda sorta made Cantrell back down … while putting the burden on residents to come up with alternatives for the decaying auditorium. Still, people power made City Council get involved, and a resolution was passed to pause any plans to move City Hall to Treme. Cantrell, though, is reportedly still pushing for the move — and the fight goes on. Contact Mayor LaToya Cantrell for more information: 1300 Perdido St., 2nd floor, (504) 658-4900, mayor@nola.gov

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FAVORITE WEEKLY MARKET: COFFEE SCIENCE New Orleans has had farmers markets and art markets for decades, but the past year has seen the flourishing of small markets with food, crafts and more. Markets are now popping up at breweries, bars, urban farms and parks across the city. I’ve become a regular at the Sunday morning market at Coffee Science. While baristas sling fancy coffee drinks and chai inside, out back lies a trellis and tree-shaded, gravel-covered yard with about a dozen vendors selling things like vegan breads and baked goods, bagels, pickles, hot sauces, locally made kombucha, candles, soaps, plants, pet treats, microgreens and bowties and pillows made from hand woven fabrics from Lesotho. But I’m partial to some of the prepared foods. Charcuterie maker Gourmand has an ice chest filled with rillettes and terrines, usually glistening in mason jars and shrunk-wrapped plastic. Fishhawk offers small tubs of smoked trout tip. Persian Lime offers yogurt with cucumber, mint and rose and traditional Iranian dishes prepared to take home and heat. The vendors vary from week to week, but Coffee Science has figured out the formula for curating a lively mix of local artisans. Coffee Science, 410 S. Broad St.

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GIVE THEM AWAY Having moved in the last year, I had to face the fact that I had too many books. And that I had no intention of ever reopening many of them. So I culled the shelves and filled many boxes with books that needed a new home. I found it heartening that in an age when more and more people read electronic copies on tablets and other devices, there still are plenty of people and places that want good old-fashioned hard copies. Some books I took to used bookstores like Blue Cypress, which just moved to a bigger location on Oak Street. I gave a couple boxes of books to Friends of the New Orleans Library. Many boxes went to Bridge House, which operates a thrift store off Earhart Boulevard. Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners, which wasn’t accepting donations early in the pandemic, recently ran a donation drive at Faubourg Brewery, and donors got free beer. Another option is to slip books into any of the city’s many Little Free Libraries. Many locals have built the little free book exchanges at their sidewalks. Like over-sized birdhouses, often whimsically decorated, they usually contain a shelf or two with books left for new readers. Many locals have registered the location of their library on the map on littlefreelibrary.org. Walking a few blocks to drop off a couple of books here and there isn’t a quick way to unclutter your shelves. But one of the things I was surprised to find is that I never opened a little library door to find a book I had left before. That made it a pleasing way to share books that I otherwise would have been happy to keep.

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Well met, fellow travelers upon the route of parades! It is I, Rex Duke! It has been a dark and troubling time for us all, these many months, non pompis. For more than a fortnight I brooded somberly, deprived of the colorful plumes and joie de vivre of parades. But it is in the bleakest of moments transformation is so often found, and so it was for I, your humble royal servant. One day an old school chum lent me “Candide” and “The Class Struggles in France,” and my eyes were opened to the oppression of workers by the bourgeoise. My mind was suddenly flooded with thoughts of libertate, aequalitatem et fraternitatis. And also, of red beans. Low born as they may be, the Krewe of Red Beans stand apart from other “cohortis et sublimes gloriosique” for their dedication and devotion to the needs of their fellow humans. Their works over the course of the pandemic have been many: Feed The Front Line, Feed The Second Line, Hire A Mardi Gras Artist and Bean Coin, to name but a few. Most recently after the savage plague laid low the festivals of October, they have once again stepped to the front of the worker brigade with their latest revolutionary endevour, Fest Fest, to support musicians in need. Verily, if the revolution truly is not an apple that has fallen from the tree but an apple that must be made to fall, Krewe of Red Beans doth shaketh the tree mightily. redbeansparade.com PAGE 64

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FAVORITE HANGOUT: A STORM DRAIN IN FAUBOURG ST. JOHN I am a freewheelin’ creature of the night whose human occasionally wonders if I am a sociopath because of some of my questionable activities. Among my favorite haunts is a catch basin in front of her house, where I lurk, like an adorable Pennywise, waiting for an unsuspecting mouse, lizard or roach. Yes, I have a bounty of overpriced organic cat food that my human can’t really afford on her meager journalist’s salary, but there is nothing like a fresh, intoxicating meal from the depths of the crustiest place on earth — the underworld of New Orleans fucked-up streets. The human sometimes witnesses me crawling out of it and exclaims, “Ew, Bud! What were you doing in there?” but she hangs out in dive bars, so who is she to judge? [LOCATION REDACTED]

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My human claims she used to be “fun” and “social” before the bat virus arrived (mmmm, bats). Lately she considers grabbing takeout and binge-watching detective shows on the couch “a good time.” I join her in these marathons, mostly for their helpful murder tips. Sometimes she spares a bite of tofu, but it hardly satiates my carnivorous appetite. Recently a blessed omnivore visited and left the last few bites of shrimp and grits with sausage from Mopho in the trash can, and I dove in head-first. Friends, I had never tasted such a culinary delight. Unfortunately, I was swiftly apprehended by my human who thinks it’s “gross” to hang out in the trash. Hopefully Woofdash will add Mopho to their app soon. Mopho, 514 City Park Ave.

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BEST ROYAL PHYSICIAN: METAIRIE SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL, MARIGNY CLINIC If cleanliness is next to godliness, then healthy living sits on its other side. Humans are still too backwards to understand basic Meowese — scientists speculate their stunted little ears simply can’t fully hear our glorious language and their weirdly oversized brains would melt even if they could. That means it can be difficult to explain to them what may ail you. Thankfully, the humans at the Marigny Clinic have been well trained in n on-verbal communication, which makes speaking with them unnecessary. They also understand the Royal Body must be treated with delicacy, and they have delicious snacks. Metairie Small Animal Hospital, Marigny Clinic, 1009 Elysian Fields Ave, Suite C

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Since March 2020, singer-songwriter Micah McKee has recorded several singles and kept in touch with his fan base through livestreams. He also formed a new band to bring his pandemic recording projects to life, featuring Rory Callais of Vox and the Hound and Ainsley Matich from Broken Blues. His next performance is scheduled for Sept. 17 at d.b.a. PHOTO BY SOPHIA GERMER THANKS TO: PA L’ S L O U N G E 9 4 9 N . R E N D O N S T.

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Hear my plea. Vaccines are the best defense. Together, we can end this pandemic. It’s your shot to stop COVID-19. 1. Vaccines prevent COVID-19 complications and hospitalization by approximately 90%. 2. More than 4.5 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given globally, and over 352 million have been given in the U.S. 3. You should still receive the vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. 4. Data show that long-term effects of COVID-19 are much more serious than the short term, mild side effects associated with the vaccine.

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Thank you for voting us one of the Best Locally Owned Kitchen Design Stores — again!

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Vocalist Alexis Marceaux and violinist Sam Craft front Sweet Crude, an upbeat, percussion-heavy, indie pop band that draws on Louisiana roots music and sings in French and English. After winning over local fans at festivals and club gigs, the band released its major label debut, “Officiel // Artificiel” last year.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW Twelve Mile Limit FAVORITE POTHOLE Canal Street near UMC, it’s like a mini roller coaster from there to Carrollton Avenue. CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT Aurora Nealand BEST PLACE TO GET A COVID VACCINE SHOT LCMC

BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT IN AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY A friends place after dancing to vinyl for hours! BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT Casie Duplechain, she thinks quick on her toes. CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT Fish Hawk. Currently they pop-up at Pal’s every Friday and Miel Brewery on Wednesdays,and Twelve Mile Limit every other Thursday.

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BEST PLACE TO BUY IRRESISTIBLY CUTE SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. TJ Maxx, can’t resist a good deal. BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK “Telephone Line” by E.L.O. BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER Juan LaFonta, his comic book themed billboards are dope!

PHOTO BY SOPHIA GERMER THANKS TO: T H E PA R K E R B A R B E R 6 0 0 C A R O N D E L E T S T.

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Best ANTIQUES STORE 1 M. S. Rau

(622 Royal St., 888-557-2406; rauantiques.com) 2 DOP ANTIQUES (300 Jefferson Highway, Building 1, 504-373-5132; dopantiques.com)

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3 RENAISSANCE INTERIORS (2727 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 504-454-3320; yourrenaissance.com)

Best AUCTION HOUSE 1 Crescent City Auction Gallery

(1330 St. Charles Ave., 504-529-5057; crescentcityauctiongallery.com)

2 NEAL AUCTION COMPANY (4038 Magazine St., 504-899-5329; nealauction.com) 3 NEW ORLEANS AUCTION GALLERIES (333 St. Joseph St., 504-566-1849; neworleansauction.com)

Best BANK/CREDIT UNION 1 Hancock Whitney

(Citywide; hancockwhitney.com) 2 GULF COAST BANK (Citywide; gulfbank.com)

Best CAR DEALERSHIP 1 Bryan Subaru

(8305 Airline Drive, Metairie; 504-466-6000; bryansubaru.com) 2 LEXUS OF NEW ORLEANS (8811 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-207-3100; lexusneworleans. com) 3 ROYAL HONDA (5600 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-826-8320; royalhonda.com)

Best DAY SPA 1 The Woodhouse Day Spa

(796 E. Interstate 10 Service Road, Suite 230, Slidell, 985-641-7772; 4030 Canal St., 504-4826652; 5004 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-5844004; woodhousespas.com) 2 EARTHSAVERS (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; earthsaversonline.com) 3 THE RITZ CARLTON (921 Canal St., 504-524-1331; ritzcarlton.com)

3 IBERIA BANK (Citywide; iberiabank.com)

Best COSTUME STORE

Best BLACK OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

1 Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes

1 Neyow’s Creole Cafe

(3332 Bienville St., 504-827-5474; neyows.com) 2 DOOKY CHASE’S RESTAURANT (2301 Orleans Ave., 504-821-0600; dookychaserestaurants.com) 3 BALDWIN & CO. (1030 Elysian Fields Ave. 504-354-1741; baldwinandcobooks.com)

Best BARBERSHOP 1 The Parker Barber

(600 Carondelet St., 504-679-0990; parkerbarber.com) 2 THE BEARDED LADY BARBERSHOP (2122 Magazine St., 504-310-0202; thebeardedladybarbershop.com) 3 AIDAN GILL FOR MEN (2026 Magazine St., 504587-9090; aidangillformen.com)

Best BICYCLE SHOP 1 Mike the Bike Guy

(4411 Magazine St., 504-899-1344; mikethebikeguy. com) 2 BAYOU BICYCLES (3530 Toulouse St., 504-488-1946; bayoubicycles.com) 3 GNO CYCLERY (1426 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-861-0023; gnocyclery.com)

(4204 Magazine St., 504-897-6310; facebook.com/ missclaudiasvintage) 2 UPTOWN COSTUME & DANCEWEAR (4326 Magazine St., 504-895-7969; facebook.com/uptowncostumeanddancewear) 3 FUNKY MONKEY (3127 Magazine St., 504-8995587; funkymonkeynola.com)

Best DRY CLEANER 1 Liberto Cleaners

Best GARDEN STORE 1 Perino’s Home & Garden Center

(3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-8347888; perinos.com) 2 URBAN ROOTS (2375 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-5224949; urbanrootsnola.com) 3 HAROLD’S PLANTS (1135 Press St., 504-947-7554; haroldsplants.com)

Best HAIR SALON 1 Paris Parker

(Citywide; parisparker.com) 2 SAGE HAIR COLLECTIVE (5228 Magazine St., 504-381-4214; sagehairco.com) 3 H2O SALON AND SPA (441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-4377; h2osalon-spa.com)

Best HOSPITAL 1 Ochsner

(Citywide; ochsner.org) 2 TOURO (1401 Foucher St., 504-897-7011; touro.com) 3 EAST JEFFERSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 504-454-4000; ejgh.org)

Best JEFFERSON NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY 1 Rouses

(Citywide; rouses.com) 2 DORIGNAC’S FOOD CENTER (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-8216; dorignacs.com) 3 ZUPPARDO’S FAMILY MARKET (5010 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-887-1150; zuppardos.com)

Best HOTEL

(4814 Prytania St., 504-897-2161; libertocleaners.com) 2 Q. LEE LAUNDRY AND CLEANERS (1629 Basin St., 504-523-8615; qleecleaners.com) 3 YOUNG’S DRY CLEANING (905 Harrison Ave., 504872-0931; 6223 S. Claiborne Ave., 504-866-5371; youngsdrycleaning.com)

(214 Royal St., 504-523-3341; hotelmonteleone.com) 2 WINDSOR COURT (300 Gravier St., 800-262-2662; windsorcourthotel.com) 3 THE ROOSEVELT (130 Roosevelt Way, 504-6481200; therooseveltneworleans.com)

Best FLORIST

Best LIQUOR STORE

1 Villere’s Florist

(750 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, 504-833-3716; 1415 N. Highway 190, Covington, 985-809-9101; villeresflowers.com) 2 FEDERICO’S FAMILY FLORIST (815 Focis St., Metairie, 504-837-6400) 3 HARKINS, THE FLORIST (1601 Magazine St., 504-529-1638; harkinsneworleans.com)

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1 Hotel Monteleone

1 Martin’s Wine Cellar

(714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., 504-899-7411; martinwine.com) 2 TOTAL WINE & MORE (3780 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; 504-267-8866; totalwine.com) 3 ROUSES (Citywide; rouses.com)


NEW ORLEANS GIFTS • LOCAL ARTISTS & DESIGNERS

It's What You're Thinking Anyway...

1 Trashy Diva

Best LOCALLY OWNED BOOKSTORE 1 Octavia Books

(513 Octavia St., 504-899-7323; octaviabooks.com) 2 Blue Cypress Books (8123 Oak St., 504-352-0096; bluecypressbooks.com) 3 Garden District Books (2727 Prytania St., 504-895-2266; gardendistrictbookshop.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED BRIDAL SHOP

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(712 Royal St., 504-522-8861; 2050 Magazine St., 504-265-0973; trashydivalingerie.com) 2 BRA GENIE (3054 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C, Metairie, 504644-2500; 6021 Pinnacle Parkway, Covington, 985-951-8638; thebragenie.com) 3 BASICS UNDERNEATH (5513 Magazine St., 504-894-1000; basicsunderneath.com)

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1 The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe

(3331 Severn Ave., Suite 102, Metairie, 504-266-2771; maemebridal.com) 2 TOWN & COUNTRY BRIDAL (1514 St. Charles Ave., 504-5237027; townandcountrybridal.com) 3 WEDDING BELLES (3632 Magazine St., 504-891-1005; weddingbellesnola.com)

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Best LOCALLY OWNED FURNITURE STORE 1 Doerr Furniture

Best LOCALLY OWNED JEWELRY STORE 1 Aucoin Hart

(1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-834-9999; aucoinhart.com) 2 RAMSEY’S (701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-2646226; ramseys.com) 3 MIGNON FAGET (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-2244; 3801 Magazine St., 504-8912005; mignonfaget.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED KITCHEN DESIGN STORE

Goods & Services

(914 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-947-0606; 1645 N. Highway 190, Suite 600, Covington, 985-900-2425; doerrfurniture.com) 2 HURWITZ MINTZ (1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-378-1000; hurwitzmintz.com) 3 COMEAUX FURNITURE APPLIANCE AND MATTRESS (415 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-831-1365; 3949 Euphrosine St., 504-378-4900; comeauxfurn.com)

1 Nordic Kitchen and Baths

(1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-2300; nordickitchens.com) 2 SINGER KITCHENS (231 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-486-0067; 316 Girod St., Mandeville, 985-303-2258; singerkitchens.com) 3 JIM OWENS FLOORING (2669 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-809-0416; 4400 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-835-6969; jimowensflooring.com)

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SAINTLY SKIN 3000 Kingman St. #101 Metairie | 504.475.5510 saintlyskin.com

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Best LOCALLY OWNED MEN’S CLOTHING STORE 1 Perlis

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(600 Decatur St., 504-523-6681; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-674-1711; 6070 Magazine St., 504-895-8661; perlis.com) 2 RUBENSTEINS (102 St. Charles Ave., 504-581-6666; rubensteinsneworleans.com) 3 FELLOW (926 Valmont St., Suite 101, 504-500-1887; fellowmenswear.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED MUSIC STORE 1 Peaches Records

(4318 Magazine St., 504-282-3322; peachesrecordsandtapes.com) 2 LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY (421 Frenchmen St., 504-5861094; louisianamusicfactory.com) 3 EUCLID RECORDS (3301 Chartres St., 504-947-4348; euclidrecordsneworleans.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED PET SUPPLY STORE 1 Jefferson Feed

WIN A BEACH VACATION

(4421 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, 504-733-8572; jeffersonfeed.com) 2 PETCETERA (3205 Magazine St., 504-269-8711; petceteranola.com) 3 BARK MARKET (3041 N. Rampart St., 504-949-1525; nolabarkmarket.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED PHARMACY 1 Castellon Pharmacy

(8232 Oak St., 504-866-3784; castellonrx.com) 2 NOLA DISCOUNT PHARMACY (1107 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 3, Metairie, 504-835-6060; 3001 Ormond Blvd., Suite C, Destrehan, 985-307-0800; 4305 Clearview Parkway, Suite B, Metairie, 504-888-9411; nolapharmacy.com) 3 MAJORIA DRUGS (1805 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-835-7211; majoriadrugsmetairie.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED SHOE STORE 1 Orleans Shoe Co.

Visit bestofneworleans.com/vizzyvacay2021 for details.

(509 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite B, 504-324-7718; 541 Chartres St., 504-350-0035; 3000 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-8887080; 3112 Magazine St., 504-875-2929; orleansshoes.com) 2 FEET FIRST (4122 Magazine St., 504-899-6800; feetfirststores.com) 3 HAASE’S SHOES AND YOUNG FOLKS SHOP (8119 Oak St., 504-866-9944; haaseshoestore.com)

(Contest starts June 1st & ends September 6th. Winner will receive gift card valued at $1500)

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for voting us one of the best bbq restaurants!

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Black & Gold Gamedays are HERE! Food & Drink Specials during the game, tons of TVs & Outdoor Seating

HAPPY HOUR MONDAY – FRIDAY 3 – 6PM P H OTO B Y K AT H Y A N D E R S O N / T H E T I M E S - P I C AY U N E

New Orleans Athletic Club, best health club/fitness studio

NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11AM – 9 PM 900 N Carrollton Ave. | 822-2583 | www.blueoakbbq.com

Thank you!

Best HEALTH CLUB/FITNESS STUDIO 1 New Orleans Athletic Club

(222 N. Rampart St., 504-525-2375; neworleansathleticclub.com) 2 ORANGETHEORY FITNESS (Citywide; orangetheory.com) 3 OCHSNER FITNESS CENTER (111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 475, Metairie, 504-832-1600; 701 Poydras St., Suite 1300, 504-588-1600; 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan, 504-733-1600; ochsnerfitness.com)

Best LOCALLY OWNED STORE FOR HOME DECOR/ACCENTS 1 Home Malone

(629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-766-6148; homemalonenola.com) 2 HAZELNUT (5525 Magazine St., 504-891-2424; hazelnutneworleans.com) 3 FLEURTY GIRL (Citywide; fleurtygirl.net)

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Thank you Gambit readers for voting me top 3 Best Jefferson Parish Council Member and for your confidence in our public service to Jefferson Parish!

— Dominick Impastato III, Council District 4

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Best Place to get a po-boy Open Wednesaday - Sunday 10am-6pm Closed Monday & Tuesday

504.482.3047 Voted BEST PLACE TO GET A POBOY in 2020 in Gambit’s Best of New Orleans

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OPEN AT 5 FOR DINNER WED-SAT

ZukaBaby, best locally owned children’s store

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Call Ahead. Large parties available.

shop local | call 504-957-8787 2706 Royal St. in the Marigny | 7AM-1AM www.mardigraszone.com

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Thanks for all the love! AN ITALIAN DESSERT DESTINATION SINCE 1905 TUES - SAT 10AM - 10PM

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Best LOCALLY OWNED WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE 1 Monomin

(2104 Magazine St., 504-827-1269; monomin.com) 2 SWOON (130 Harrison Ave., 504-516-2770; swoonboutiquenola.com) 3 GAE-TANA’S (7732 Maple St., 504-865-9625; Instagram, @gaetanasnola)

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Best LOCALLY OWNED CHILDREN’S STORE

3137 CALHOUN ST.

MON - SAT 11-7

1 ZukaBaby

(701 Metairie Road, 504-407-2700; zukababy.com) 2 PIPPEN LANE (2930 Magazine St., 504-269-0106; pippenlane.com) 3 LE JOUET (1700 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-837-0533; lejouet.com)

FINE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES •

504-309-4717

CALHOUNTRADINGCO.COM

BEST VAPE SHOP

Best NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY 1 Rouses

(Citywide; rouses.com) 2 ROBERT FRESH MARKET (Citywide; robertfreshmarket.com) 3 CANSECO’S (Citywide; cansecos.com)

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Sicilian • Creole Italian OWNER/CHEF FRANK CATALANOTTO 4445 W. METAIRIE AVE. (504) 533-9998

OPEN FOR DINNER TUES - SAT • 5:30PM - 10PM NEAR CLEARVIEW PKWY

VALET AVAILABLE

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Camp Bow Wow, best pet boarding/ day care business

Best NORTHSHORE NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY 1 Rouses

(Citywide; rouses.com) 2 ACQUISTAPACE’S (125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, 985-893-0593; 631 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-951-2501; acquistapace.com) 3 WINN-DIXIE (Citywide; winndixie.com)

Best PET BOARDING/ DAY CARE BUSINESS 1 Camp Bow Wow

(2731 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-3647; 3301 Conti St., 504-309-9939; campbowwow.com) 2 ZEUS’ PLACE (715 O’Keefe Ave., 504-3243335; 4601 Freret St., 504-304-4718; zeusplace.com; zeusplacedowntown.com) 3 PAWLINS (3501 River Road, Jefferson, 504302-7200; pawlins.com)

Best PET GROOMING BUSINESS 1 Zeus’ Place

(715 O’Keefe Ave., 504-324-3335; 4601 Freret St., 504-304-4718; zeusplace.com; zeusplacedowntown.com) 2 PETCETERA (3205 Magazine St.; 504-2698711; petceteranola.com) 3 PAWLINS (3501 River Road, Jefferson, 504-302-7200; pawlins.com)

Best PLACE TO BUY A GIFT 1 Fleurty Girl

(Citywide; fleurtygirl.net) 2 HOME MALONE (629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-7666148; homemalonenola.com) 3 PHINA (425 Harrison Ave., 504-571-5169; 2561 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-827-1605; 3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504888-4141; phinashop.com)

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Best LAW FIRM 1 Morris Bart

Are you ready to Fly in the City of New Orleans? A self-care online guide to New Orleans Curated by Alisha Reed

(601 Poydras St., 504-613-4771; morrisbart.com) 2 MIKE BRANDNER INJURY ATTORNEYS (3621 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-345-1111; mikebrandner.com) 3 DUDLEY DEBOSIER INJURY LAWYERS (622 Baronne St., 504226-8316; dudleydebosier.com)

Best PLACE TO BUY ADULT TOYS 1 Dynamo

(2001 St Claude Ave., 504-534-8697; dynamotoys.com) 2 MR. BINKY’S (301 Funston St., Harahan; 504-305-2160; mrbinkyssuperstore.com) 3 (TIE) BRA GENIE (3054 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C, Metairie, 504-644-2500; 6021 Pinnacle Parkway, Covington, 985-9518638; thebragenie.com) 3 (TIE) HUSTLER HOLLYWOOD (111 Bourbon St., 504-561-9969; hustlerhollywood.com)

Best PLACE TO BUY CBD OIL PRODUCTS 1 Your CBD Store

(Citywide; cbdrx4u.com) 2 SIMPLY CBD (231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite A2, 504-2989295; 2268 St. Claude Ave., Suite B, 504-656-6361; 3867 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 504-356-2205; 4507 Magazine St., Suite A, 504-814-3175; simplycbdshop.com) 3 THE HERB IMPORT CO. (711 St. Peter St., 504-525-4372; 712 Adams St., 504-861-4644; 5055 Canal St., 504-488-4889; herbimport.com)

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1 Art & Eyes

Best PLACE TO BUY VINTAGE/ CONSIGNMENT FURNITURE 1 Renaissance Interiors

(2727 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 504-454-3320; yourrenaissance.com) 2 CONSIGN CONSIGN (1160 Magazine St., 504-354-9158; consign-consign.com) 3 MERCHANT HOUSE (1150 Magazine St., 504-233-2240; merchanthouse.co)

Best PLACE TO BUY WINE

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(3708 Magazine St., 504-891-4494; artandeyesneworleansla.com) 2 WARBY PARKER (3964 Magazine St., 504-799-2830; warbyparker.com) 3 KREWE (809 Royal St., 504-407-2925; 1818 Magazine St., 504-342-2462; krewe.com)

1 Martin Wine Cellar

(714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3827 Baronne St., 504-899-7411; martinwine.com) 2 TOTAL WINE & MORE (3780 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; 504-267-8866; totalwine.com) 3 ROUSES (Citywide; rouses.com)

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Thank you for voting us one of New Orleans’ Best Locally Owned Pet Stores! PET SUPPLIES • DOGGIE DAYCARE BARKEY PARK, a Private Dog Park SELF-SERVE DOG WASH DOG TRAINING • VET CLINIC 3041 N. RAMPART

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Thank you for voting us one of the BEST LOCALLY OWNED CHILDREN’S STORES!

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BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS for over 15 years!

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Best PLACE TO GET A MASSAGE 1 The Woodhouse Day Spa

(796 E. Interstate 10 Service Road, Suite 230, Slidell, 985-641-7772; 4030 Canal St., 504482-6652; 5004 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-584-4004; woodhousespas.com) 2 NOLA BLISS MASSAGE (322 Lafayette St., Suite 300, 504-615-9414; nolablissmassage.com) 3 EARTHSAVERS (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; earthsaversonline.com)

1 Waxing the City

(225 W. Harrison Ave., Suite D, 504-5927424; 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite A, Elmwood, 504-592-7424; 4121 Magazine St., 504-899-1500; waxingthecity.com) 2 EUROPEAN WAX CENTER (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-392-6652; 730 Town Center Parkway, Slidell, 985-326-7088; 3 579 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-951-4500; 4525 Freret St., 504-249-3055; waxcenter.com) 3 EARTHSAVERS (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; earthsaversonline.com)

Best YOGA STUDIO 1 Wild Lotus

(4842 Perrier St., 504-899-0047; wildlotusyoga.com) 2 FREE TO BE (725 Magazine St., 504-4073626; 2328 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504407-3556; 4609 Magazine St., 504-407-0819; freetobepoweryoga.com) 3 SWAN RIVER (2940 Canal St., 504-3013134; 7011 St. Claude Ave., Suite 213, 985240-9384; swanriveryoga.com)

BEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE 1 McEnery Residential

(4901 Magazine St., 504-605-4400; mceneryresidential.com) 2 LATTER & BLUM (Citywide, 866-794-1022; latter-blum.com) 3 REVE REALTORS (1477 Louisiana Ave., Suite 101, 504-300-0700; reverealtors.com)

Best SMOKE SHOP 1 Ra Shop

(Citywide; rashop.us) 2 UP IN SMOKE (2101 Magazine St., 504-8990005; upinsmokeneworleans.com) 3 THE HERB IMPORT CO. (711 St. Peter St., 504-525-4372; 712 Adams St., 504-861-4644; 5055 Canal St., 504-488-4889; herbimport.com)

Best STORE FOR VINTAGE/ CONSIGNMENT CLOTHING 1 Funky Monkey

(3127 Magazine St., 504-899-5587; funkymonkeynola.com) 2 MISS CLAUDIA’S VINTAGE CLOTHING & COSTUMES (4204 Magazine St., 504-8976310; facebook.com/missclaudiasvintage) 3 CENTURY GIRL VINTAGE (2023 Magazine St., 504-875-3105; centurygirlvintage.com)

Best TATTOO/ PIERCING PARLOR 1 Mid City Voodoo Tattoo

(140 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-278-1465; voodoux.com) 2 DOWNTOWN TATTOO (501 Frenchmen St., 504-266-2211; downtowntattoosnola.com) 3 ELECTRIC LADYLAND (610 Frenchmen St., 504-947-8286; Electric Ladyland Bywater, 3212 Dauphine St., 504-265-8020; electricladylandtattoo.com)

Best THRIFT STORE 1 Red, White & Blue Thrift Store

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Wild Lotus Yoga Studio, best yoga studio

(605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 504-393-1072; 5728 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, 504-7338066; redwhiteandbluethriftstore.com) 2 GOODWILL (Citywide; goodwillno.org) 3 BRIDGE HOUSE (4243 Earhart Blvd., 504-821-2479; 7901 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-737-4752; bridgehouse.org)

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Goods & Services

(6112 Magazine St., 504-900-1939; 1000 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-304-3422) 2 EARTHSAVERS (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; earthsaversonline.com) 3 LUX NAILS & SPA (2313 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-324-6691)

Best PLACE TO GET WAXED

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Best VAPE SHOP 1 Crescent City Vape

(2268 St. Claude Ave., 504-233-3934; 3869 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Suite B, 504-309-9295; 4507 Magazine St., 504-309-8134; crescentcityvape.com) 2 RA SHOP (Citywide; rashop.us) 3 CALHOUN VAPOR (3137 Calhoun St., 504-309-4717; calhounvapor.com)

Best VETERINARY/ANIMAL CLINIC 1 Prytania Veterinary Hospital

(201 Nashville Ave., 504-899-2828; prytaniavet.com) 2 METAIRIE SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL (Citywide; msah.com) 3 MAGAZINE STREET ANIMAL CLINIC (3458 Magazine St., 504-891-4115; magazinestreetanimalclinic.com)

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(Citywide; fleurtygirl.net) 2 MONOMIN (2104 Magazine St., 504-827-1269; monomin.com) 3 HOME MALONE (629 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-324-8352; 4610 Magazine St., 504-766-6148; homemalonenola.com)

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Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas had been entertaining local audiences for years with their unique mix of hip-hip, soul, jazz and spoken word before the band splashed onto the national scene by winning an NPR Tiny Desk contest in 2017. The group’s latest release is the EP “Friend Goals,” and the band is wrapping up work on a new release. PHOTO BY SOPHIA GERMER THANKS TO: W W O Z 9 0 .7 F M

FAVORITE PLACE TO GO AFTER A SHOW Home Where everybody knows our names! DJ Set (Will find one in any state/city) FAVORITE POTHOLE Lasalle Street, Uptown In front of First African Baptist Church and Ephesus SDA Church CURRENT FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN/ACT SaxKixAve PJ Morton

BEST BAR TO COME OUT OF A BLACKOUT AT 3:27 A.M. ON A TUESDAY Have to try it and let you know CURRENT FAVORITE RESTAURANT Breads on Oak The Joint Fleming’s BEST PLACE TO BUY IRRESISTIBLY CUTE SHOES THAT YOU’LL BE CARRYING IN YOUR HAND WHEN YOU CLIMB INTO AN UBER AT 2 A.M. Somewhere expensive

BEST PERSON TO BAIL YOU OUT Tavia Osbey

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BEST SONG TO PLAY WHEN AN ENTERGY TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SET AND THE VENUE SUDDENLY GOES DARK “Footsteps in the Dark” by the Isley Brothers on saxophone because it doesn’t need power. Eat it, guitar players! You’re not so cool during a blackout! “Rhythm of Life” or “Boxes” “Rollercoasters” BEST BILLBOARD LAWYER Tony Clayton “Google him, baby”

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1 WWOZ 90.7 FM 2 WWNO 89.9 FM 3 WWL 870 AM

Best LOCAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER 1 Lee Zurik (WVUE) 2 DAVID HAMMER (WWL) 3 TRAVERS MACKEL (WDSU)

Best LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY 1 Scott “Scoot” Paisant (WWL) 2 NEWELL NORMAND (WWL) 3 BOBBY HEBERT (WWL)

Best LOCAL TV NEWS ANCHOR 1 Karen Swensen (WWL)

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WWOZ, best radio station.

2 SHEBA TURK (WWL) 3 RANDI ROUSSEAU (WDSU)

Best LOCAL TV SPORTSCASTER 1 Fletcher Mackel (WDSU) 2 DOUG MOUTON (WWL) 3 JUAN KINCAID (WVUE)

Best LOCAL TV STATION 1 WWL-TV CBS 4 2 WDSU NBC 6 3 WVUE FOX 8

Best LOCAL TV WEATHERCASTER 1 Margaret Orr (WDSU) 2 DAVID BERNARD (WVUE) 3 SHELBY LATINO (WVUE) PHOTO BY MICHAEL DEMOCKER / T H E T I M E S - P I C AY U N E

Fletcher Mackel (and Fletcher Mackel’s hair), best local TV sportscaster.

Best NEW ORLEANS-BASED PODCAST 1 (TIE) Beyond Bourbon Street 1 (TIE) Hottest Hell Presents 2 LOUISIANA EATS 3 NEW ORLEANS UNSOLVED

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Thanks for the Love, New Orleans! VOTED TOP 3

for Best Balcony for Dining & Drinking

We Feel Loved!

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“Working as a team allows us to communicate constantly about our clients’ needs and cover more territory,” says Lisa. As longtime French Quarter residents, Lisa and Ed certainly have the expertise to advise clients about those unique properties, but they offer “more than the Quarter.” With a second office on Maple Street, the two provide results for clients Uptown and beyond. Their drive and initiative have made The Shedlock Group successful all over Greater New Orleans, on the Northshore, and even in Mississippi. “We are licensed in Mississippi because our clients wanted an agent they trusted to help with properties on the Gulf Coast,” says Ed. The team’s strong work ethic is evident in all they have accomplished.

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60 Los Angeles district 62 Part of OTOH 64 Riddle, part 4 71 Dress in fine duds 72 Pedro’s shawl 73 Caged bird, often 75 “Blue Ribbon” beers 78 Barely makes, as a living 81 Andes beasts 84 Nudge rudely 85 “Meh” grades 86 Riddle, part 5 88 1960s art movement 90 — chi 92 Peak in the “Odyssey” 93 End of the riddle 98 Letters after upsilons

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80 Morales of “La Linea” 82 Fleur-de- — 83 Power cord attachments 85 Declined in status 87 Lap dog 89 Bismarck or Pierre native 91 Freezing 94 Wall St. manipulator 95 Show up 96 German art songs 97 Actor Ayres 99 “Over the Rainbow” composer Arlen 100 “Maybe ... ask me later” 101 See 63-Down 105 Sheep call 106 Flooded (in) 107 Windy blast 108 Cantina pot 109 Jedi guru 110 Daredevil Knievel 111 French “to be” 112 Tone — (“Wild Thing” rapper) 113 Man-mouse linkup 114 Bark sharply

ANSWERS FOR LAST ISSUE’S PUZZLE: P 4

PUZZLES

42 Prefix for “outer” 43 Fill a nest, in a way 46 Inc., to a Brit 47 Was behind financially 48 Pixar’s lost clown fish 49 Con at large 50 Kuwaiti VIP 51 Actor Moss who costarred on “The Bold 117 and the Beautiful” for 25 years 53 In proportion 118 57 Wind-deposited loam 119 58 Armor pieces 120 61 Sch. in Manhattan 63 With 101-Down, 121 rubber-soled canvas 122 shoes 65 “How curious” 123 66 Words after “Make love” DOWN 1 “I Can See for Miles” 67 Cat call 68 Dude, slangily band 69 Engine speed stats 2 Scrubbed in a tub 70 “You betcha!” 3 Get stuck (to) 74 Mao — -tung 4 Formal rulings 5 “— and the Night Visi- 75 British coins 76 Forewarn tors” 77 Hip-hop devotees, 6 “Take this out” mark in old slang 7 Custard-filled pastry 79 Etta of old comics 8 Dog named Fifi, maybe 9 Forms a bladderlike sac around 10 “My stars!” 11 Bargain event 12 Just for laughs 13 Gradually lost light 14 Libertine guy 15 Very pixel-dense, as a TV picture 16 More, to musicians 17 — capita 18 Simile center 20 Old-style sheriff’s emblem 27 Lav in a pub 28 Pool hall stick 32 Tony winner Rivera 33 Sir of Seville 34 Former senator Lott 36 Roadwork goop 37 “— 3 Lives” (1952 memoir) 38 Ascended 39 Declaimed 40 Organic fertilizer

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