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    I’m glad you asked, because  it  gives  Old  Blake  a  chance  to  tell  an  interesting  story  that  should  make  us  all  proud.  For  the  benefit  of  other  readers,  I  will  point  out  that  your  question is in reference to my Nov.  9  column,  in  which  I  wrote,  “Audubon  Park  originally  was  the  site  of  the  Foucher  Plantation” and that in 1871 the  city  purchased  part  of  Pierre  Foucher’s  plantation,  which  later  became  Audubon  Park.  My error was in using the word  “originally.”      Foucher  bought  the  plantation  from  Charles  Etienne  Gayarre,  grandson  of  Jean  Etienne  de  Bore,  the  man  mentioned  on  the  historical      De  Bore  used  a  marker.  For  Foucher,  it  was  vacuum  pan  (continamong  other  land  holdings  Jean Etienne de Bore died uous boiling) process  in 1820 and was buried he had all over New Orleans,  at St. Louis Cemetery No. — improved versions  portions  of  which  are  now  1, which opened in 1789 are still used today —  Audubon  Park  and  Tulane  and is the city’s oldest to  crystallize  molasand Loyola Universities.  cemetery. ses  into  sugar  gran    But  it  was  de  Bore  who  ules  in  1796,  makmade  a  new  industry  viable  in  Louisiana.  Born  in  Illinois  (then  a  ing  sugar  cane  a  cash  crop.  He  pulled  in  territory)  to  a  prominent  French  fam- $12,000 for it that year. ily  —  his  grandfather  was  an  adviser      Besides being an agricultural entrepreto  Louis  XIV  —  de  Bore  was  schooled  neur,  de  Bore  was  a  social  and  commuin  France  and  became  a  musketeer  (a  nity leader, hosting luminaries including  French  king’s  guard),  rising  to  the  rank  the  Duke  of  Orleans,  who  became  king  of captain in the Calvary. De Bore moved  of  France  after  Napoleon  was  ousted.  to St. Charles Parish in 1776 with his wife,  But  when  Napoleon  was  still  in  power  Jeanne Marguerite Marie Destrehan des  and  took  Louisiana  back  from  Spain,  he  Tours,  who  had  inherited  land  from  her  named  de  Bore  mayor.  His  term  lasted  only  three  weeks  —  until  the  U.S.  govwealthy Louisiana family.      New  Orleans  was  under  French  rule  ernment  made  its  greatest  land  deal  of  at the time and granted de Bore a large  all time, the Louisiana Purchase.  amount of property in 1781. Before that,      De  Bore  didn’t  lose  his  influence,  the  Spanish  government  had  given  it  however.  Gov.  William  C.C.  Claiborne  to  Balthasar  de  Masan  for  his  patriotic  named  Bore  a  member  of  the  state’s  acts in putting down a rebellion in 1769,  new  legislative  council,  and  he  became  which  arose  in  an  attempt  to  rid  New  speaker  pro  tem  in  1806.  Bore  died  on  Orleans  of  Spanish  rule.  Napoleon  later  Feb.  2,  1820,  and  is  buried  in  St.  Louis  got Louisiana back and gave the land to  Cemetery No. 1. de  Bore.  At  first  de  Bore  planted  indigo,      Foucher,  who  was  de  Bore’s  son-inwhich,  along  with  tobacco,  was  gaining  law, acquired the sugar plantation in 1825  a  foothold  as  a  commercial  crop  in  the  from a grandson of the sugar baron.


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“We’ve done these things at the state level.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal to Steve Doocy, co-host of Fox & Friends, discussing his support for a federal balanced budget amendment. Louisiana amended its constitution with the equivalent of a balanced budget amendment in 1974, when Jindal was 3.

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“I’m not being coy at all. I’m not running for president in 2012. Period. No ifs, ands or buts, no caveats,” Gov. Bobby Jindal told the Associated Press last week, midway through his 10-day book tour for his memoir Leadership and Crisis. So how come the rest of the world isn’t paying attention? Jindal was included this week in a Fox News series called “12 in 2012,” which profiled a dozen GOP contenders for the White House (the story noted that Jindal, born in 1971, would be the youngest president in U.S. history). And an invitation to a fundraiser for Jindal’s 2011 gubernatorial campaign, to be held Dec. 10 in New York City, noted “At only 39 years old, he is generally considered to be one of the top stars of the Republican party and an eventual presidential contender.” For his part, the governor continues to insist that won’t be in 2012. “I’m running for re-election next year,” he told NBC News’ Matt Lauer during a Today show appearance Nov. 15. PAGE 12

“The bridge” is on Palm Drive and marks the out-ofbounds line on hole 11. This forces players to choose whether to throw between a gap lined by palm trees and over a water hazard (a one-stroke penalty) or over the bridge and risk having the disc fly out-of-bounds (also a penalty). At 164 feet, it’s the shortest hole on the course, but likely the most interesting — and fun. It’s that mix of strategy and enjoyment of the game that brought the 50 or so people from all over to the City Park course opening. In attendance were some of the biggest names in the sport. Jim Orum, the godfather of Gulf Coast disc golf, drove in from Mobile, Miss. His son was also there — 22-year-old Matt Orum, ranked No. 8 overall by the Pro Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and fresh off a 9th-place finish at the U.S. Disc Golf Championship.

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gathered in New Orleans Nov. 15 for a week of home rebuilding events to assist people left homeless after Hurricane Katrina. More than 84 nuns from across the U.S. came to hang drywall, paint and install doors and windows in houses in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes. It was an outreach project benefiting the St. Bernard Project, which has to date rebuilt 319 houses and provided mental health services to 350 residents.

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a local writer, won the Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction from Philadelphia Stories literary magazine, which will publish her story “East of the Sierra” in its winter issue. Alsup, who was laid off from a university teaching job two years ago, now teaches creative writing to inner-city students part-time through the Urban League’s College Track program. Alsup was honored at a dinner in Philadelphia last month and presented with a $2,000 check.

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was honored by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his wife Cheryl Landrieu on the 50th anniversary of the day Bridges, then 6 years old, entered first grade at William Frantz Elementary School. Her enrollment at Frantz marked the end of the city’s segregated school system and was immortalized in Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With. Bridges and Cheryl Landrieu will host the inaugural New Orleans Children’s Book Festival Dec. 4 at Latter Library.

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was cited this week for undercharging polluters far below federal levels. An analysis this week by the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project found the state charges polluters about $15 per ton of airborne pollutants. According to the Clean Air Act, the state can fine polluters around $41 per ton. In response, the DEQ said its current fines were sufficient to cover cleanup costs — not quite the definition of “environmental quality” taxpayers deserve.

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t’s kind of a strange sight: Watching grown men rear back, take a hop step and launch a plastic disc, aiming for a metal basket lined with chains a few hundred feet away. Those baskets, as well as tee boxes marking where players should stand and hurl, spotted City Park on Veterans Day for the first disc golf tournament at the park since Hurricane Katrina. The Nov. 11 tournament was the culmination of years of hard work from a small but dedicated continent of disc golf players whose ambition is to give the Crescent City its own course. They call themselves the “NO Team” and they, along with other aficionados, have a big hand in the addition of 18 baskets and tee boxes spread around the lagoon at City Park. NO Team member Mark Laborde spent more than a hundred hours purchasing and refurbishing baskets. Royden Peabody painted tee-box markers (gold fleur-de-lis on a white background). Course designer Mike Kernan was up early the day of the tournament to put up the course map and decorate it with a ceremonial ribbon. Kernan, who designed the existing 24-hole course at Lafreniere Park, says it’s been his dream for years to get a disc golf course in City Park, but the obstacles have been formidable: getting permission from the park, finding suitable land and figuring out maintenance. Then there was the challenge of designing a course with so few trees and so many low-lying areas. “You come out in the rain to see where it floods so you don’t build there. You use what trees you have and you look at the lagoon and the roads,” he says. “You want to get nice greens like under a big oak tree or the bridge. That’s a really interesting hole.”

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    “I  love  it,”  Matt  Orum  said  of  the  course  between  rounds  (he  also  squeezed in a few practice holes during  lunch). “I’ve been waiting for a course  to be built out here because I’ve spent  about a year and a half out of the last  five in New Orleans.”     The  Gulf  South  disc  golf  community  is  a  tight  group.  More  than  20  years  ago,  Jim  Orum  led  a  group  of  players looking to found the Southern  Nationals  Disc  Golf  Series  to  unite  Southern  tournaments  from  Florida  to  Texas  into  a  traveling  series.  Since  then,  it’s  established  itself  as  one  of  the most competitive in the world, and  13 of the Top 50 disc golfers come from  Southern Nationals states.     Competition  aside,  Jim  Orum  says  the  Southern  Nationals  is  mostly  a  group  of  friends  who  wanted  to  organize  and  localize  disc  golf  in  the  Southern  U.S.  The  tournaments  serve  as  a  social  gathering.  “Look  at  all  the  different people out here, the different  ages,”  Jim  Orum  said  before  the  tournament began. “It was the players that  got me hooked.”     The  players  are  mostly  male,  but  vary  in  age  and  background.  There’s  J.C. Cannon of Mobile, Ala., who sported  one  of  several  custom-build  carts  spotted on the course.  He struck up a  conversation  with  New  Orleans  audio  engineer  Michael  Seaman,  who  had  his  own  hand-built  cart  (with  cooler)  to show off.

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THOUGH I’D pLAyeD A GOOD NUMber  of  casual  disc-golf  rounds  in  Metairie  and in City park, this was my first tournament  and  I  was  a  little  nervous.  Would  this  be  like  ball  golf  with  its  traditions and ceremony?     The  question  was  answered  immediately on my arrival. There was a beer  cooler where players could grab a can  or  two  for  the  course.  Some  people  played music in of their cars while they  waited  for  tee-off.  Michael  plaucher,  a  chef  at  the  Windsor  Court  Hotel,  showed  up  in  a  sleeveless  T-shirt  and  large novelty Uncle Sam hat.      I  played  my  first  round  with  Seaman  and  Kernan,  and  it  was  casual  enough  that    Kernan  let  me  ask  questions  through  the  course  (it  didn’t  affect  his  game,  as  he  finished  second  in  the  pro  Master division). In the afternoon round,  I was paired with plaucher. After I walked  in  his  sight-line  while  he  was  trying  to  putt, he reassured me with a fist pump  and  kind  words:  “Seriously,  it’s  nothing.  We’re out here to have fun.”     besides the equipment involved, disc  golf  varies  greatly  from  ball  golf  in  terms  of  ease.  Disc  golf  is  a  simple  game to pick up and hold on to. For all  the purple prose and hushed whispers 


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around the world ball golf circuit, any casual player can attest to the maddening ordeal that goes into actually playing it. After spending close to half a grand on clubs, you also have to buy golf shoes and golf balls, and pay for tee times, greens fees and cart rental. And then there is the issue of skill. Ball golf requires a tremendous amount of practice, power and technique in order to just to be an OK player. You have to spend hundreds of hours hitting thousands of golf balls under the direction of a swing coach if you want a decent handicap. But anyone interested in being a casual disc golfer need only buy a putter and driver (between $5 and $10 each) and show up at a course. You can play at your own pace and even take multiple tee shots (though, as in ball golf, it’s still customary to allow faster players to play through). It’s also not as hard to achieve success in disc golf as it is in ball golf. Any memory I could recall of hitting par on a ball golf course would be, at best, an outright lie. In disc golf, I shot my first par on my second outing at Lafreniere Park and on my sixth hole at City Park. For me, that was enough to register as a disc golf amateur (one step above “novice”). None of this is to say that disc golf is easy. While I’ve figured out how to heave a disc long and straight, it only happens occasionally when I put my full weight behind a throw. Putting is also frustrating, as I’ve yet to find a reliable throwing motion. For the most part, though, my best shots come when I’m not trying so hard.

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to learn more about disc golf, go to the Professional disc golf Association (PdgA) website at www.pdga.com. the site has rules and a history of the sport, along with listings of courses, current standings, tournaments, information about the PdgA tour and more. to stay up to date with courses and tournaments in the gulf south, visit the southern Nationals Web site at www.sndg.org. Matt Orum — ranked No. 8 overall by the Pro Disc Golf Association — throws a disc during a tournament at the disc golf course in City Park.

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our afternoon round, Plaucher and I were joined by Metairie native eric tracy, who unleashed more than a few shots that left me in awe. tracy played 12 years of professional disc golf, and at one point was ranked No. 4 in the world. how did he do it? “I practiced my ass off,” tracy says, adding he threw discs every time he had a chance and drove as far as toronto to play a tournament. “It’s just what I did.” Players on the PdgA tour can win up to $3,000 for winning a tournament. Matt Orum, currently ranked No. 8, has earned more than $13,000 in prize money and sports an endorsement deal with disc maker Innova. tracy says he finds the mental side of game is on a level with ball golf. “there are definitely differences, but it’s still all about keeping your breathing steady and keeping an even temperament,” he says. tracy is a convert. he remembers playing ball golf with his dad on the old City Park golf course. Once he began playing disc golf, tracy and his father imagined disc golf courses throughout the park. “seeing a disc fly through the air is a more satisfying experience than seeing a golf ball just disappear,” he says. On dec. 11, New Orleans will host its first southern Nationals Qualifier, and tracy says he hopes to return and shoot for a better score. From the looks of it, he won’t be alone. And with more and more disc golf players at City Park every day, the sight of all those people throwing discs around the lagoon won’t seem so strange anymore.

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“You’ll have a lot of Republicans in Iowa.  I’m sure I’ll be in Louisiana.”     That would actually be a change of pace,  as Jindal’s book tour included several days  in California, with a speech at the Ronald  Reagan  Ranch  near  Santa  Barbara  and  a  stopover  at  the  Republican  Governors  Association  national  conference  in  San  Diego, Calif. — Kevin Allman

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    Former  Alaska  governor  Sarah Palin  will  hold  a  book  signing  Nov.  29  at  the  Metairie  Barnes  &  Noble  for  her  newest  book,  America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag. Palin’s last appearance in New Orleans was a headlining spot  at  the  Southern  Republican  Leadership  Conference in April.     A  follow-up  to  her  best-selling  2009  memoir,  Going Rogue,  Palin’s  new  volume sounds like less of a biography and  more  of  a  gallimaufry  of  conservative  ideas  and  themes.  HarperCollins,  the  publisher, says in promotional materials  that  the  book  “will  include  selections  from  classic  and  contemporary  readings  that  have  moved  her  —  from  the  nation’s  founding  documents  to  great  speeches,  sermons,  letters,  literature  and poetry, biography and even some of  her favorite songs and movies.”      For those unable to make the Jeff Parish  book  signing,  Palin  will  appear  at  the  Baton Rouge Books-A-Million on Nov. 30.  According to the store’s manager, anyone  who  wants  to  attend  needs  to  come  by  the  store  Nov.  28  to receive a  wristband.  — Allman

Oil in the FOOd chain

    Scientists  from  Alabama’s  Dauphin  Island  Sea  Lab  this  month  determined  oil  from  the  Gulf  disaster  worked  its  way up the food chain. In a report (“Oil  carbon  entered  the  coastal  planktonic  food web during the Deepwater Horizon  oil  spill”)  published  in  Environmental Research Letters, lead  author  Monty Graham  shows  that  microscopic  bacteria  consumed  oil,  and  an  oil-specific  carbon  “signature”  entered  the  plankton food web via bacteria-eating microorganisms. The findings occurred as late  as  August,  after  oil  cleanup  responders  scaled back skimming operations.     The  study  and  research  program  was  funded  by  the  National  Science  Foundation,  the  Marine  Resources  Division  of  the  Alabama  Department  of Conservation and Natural Resources,  and  BP’s  Gulf  of  Mexico  Research  Initiative,  which  provided  $500  million to research programs to determine  the  effects  of  the  disaster.  In  a  statement releasing the report, Graham said  researchers  never  doubted  oil  would  assimilate  in  the  food  web,  but  what  they don’t know are the effects. 

    “We  showed  with  little  doubt  that  oil  consumed  by  marine  bacteria  did  reach  the larger zooplankton that form the base  of  the  food  chain,”  he  said.  “These  zooplankton are an incredibly important food  source  for  many  species  of  fish,  jellyfish  and whales.”     The  researchers  are  using  the  results  of  the  report  to  begin  tracking  how  and  at what speed the oil carbon moves from  organism  to  organism.  The  National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA), the Food and Drug Administration  and Department of Health and Hospitals  are  determining  the  toxicity  of  seafood  in  a  separate  investigation  from  the  Alabama study.     Meanwhile,  NOAA  announced  its  11th  reopening  of  federal  waters  last  week,  adding  an  additional  8,403  miles  of  Gulf  waters  open  to  commercial  and  recreational fishing. — Alex Woodward

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    Curbside  recycling  returned  to  much  of  New  Orleans  last  week  when  Mayor  Mitch Landrieu  announced  the  city  had  reached  an  agreement  with  Metro Disposal Inc. The new agreement  includes  curbside  recycling  in  areas  served  by  Metro  —  Bywater,  City  Park,  eastern New Orleans, Gentilly, Lakeview,  Marigny and Treme. Under the contract,  the  city’s  cost  will  decrease  from  $18.15  per household to $15.99.     Richard’s  Disposal  currently  holds  the  contract for Algiers, Uptown and parts of  Mid-City, and the Landrieu Administration  is accepting bids for a new contract as it  continues to negotiate with Richard’s. The  new bids must include curbside recycling  and are due at 11 a.m. Dec. 6.      SDT  Waste  &  Debris  Services,  which  serves  the  French  Quarter  and  Central  Business  District,  also  renegotiated  its  contract, but without recycling. That will  leave  the  Quarter  and  CBD  as  the  only  neighborhoods  without  city-supplied  recycling service. SDT owner Sidney Torres  says  he  will  consider  adding  recycling  if  the city is willing to pay for it.     The  previous  citywide  recycling  program  washed  away  with  Hurricane  Katrina  and  the  levee  failures,  leaving  private companies like Phoenix Recycling  to  handle  the  service  independently  of  regular  trash  pick  up.  Former  mayor  Ray Nagin’s  administration  declined  to  bring  back  recycling,  citing  budget  constraints.  In August, the city announced a recycling  drop-off  location  at  2829  Elysian  Fields  Ave.,  as  well  as  a  recycling  program  for  offices at City Hall. — Alex Woodward


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Grand Old Party Time he Republican wave that swept across America on Nov. 2 continues to douse Louisiana. No doubt looking ahead to next year’s statewide elections, some Democratic state lawmakers are hoping to head off a GOP onslaught by switching parties now. State Rep. Walker Hines of New Orleans was first out of the gate. Hines bolted from the Democratic ranks on Nov. 12, saying the move was based on principles, not politics. Others noted that Hines’ district was among those destined to be carved up in next year’s redistricting bloodbath, and Hines is rumored to be considering a run for secretary of state. Among politicians, self-preservation and ambition rank among the most sacred principles. What cannot be disputed is that Hines changed parties on his own, without lining up concessions from the GOP or even consulting Republican mullahs beforehand. He did call several party leaders immediately afterward, he says. Hines’ conversion puts Republicans within two votes of a majority in the state House of Representatives, which already is run by Republican Speaker Jim Tucker of Algiers. It’s

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value of courting the wily Alario — and a new party uniform just might seal the deal for the veteran West Bank lawmaker, particularly if Republicans capture the Senate in next year’s elections. As of now, Democrats hold the edge in the Louisiana Senate with 22 votes to Republicans’ 16, plus one independent. If Alario switches, the Democrats’ margin gets

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B.J.’s Lounge. Most.patrons.at.this.longtime. dive.bar.are.from.the. surrounding.Upper.9th.Ward. neighborhood,.but.if.you.get. buzzed.in,.you’ll.be.welcomed. warmly..It’s.always.happy.hour,. and.you.can.play.pool.at.a. table.with.a.full-scale.race.car. hanging.over.it,.or.lounge.on. couches.and.listen.to.live.music. by.Little.Freddie.King,.Dana. Abbott,.and.King.James.and. the.Special.Men..Wednesday. features.plate.dinners..Open. daily..Smoking:.yes..4301 Burgundy St., 945-9256 Bacchanal. HBO’s.Treme.has.filmed.at.this. 9th.Ward.wine.bar.with.daily. live.music..Cheese.plates.and. international.cuisine.are.on. the.menu.when.Chef.Joaquin. Rodas.cooks.Tuesday-Saturday.. Guest.chefs.cover.the.menu. Sunday..The.courtyard.is. outfitted.for.comfort.year. round..Open.daily..Smoking:. yes..600 Poland Ave., 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine.com Bud Rip’s.

Among.New.Orleans’.less. storied.century-plus-old. institutions.is.this.humble. Bywater.corner.bar,.named. for.former.owner.Edward. “Bud.Rip”.Ripoll..Pressed.tin. ceiling.tiles.attest.to.decor. that.has.weathered.quite. a.few.decades..It’s.a.casual. neighborhood.spot.where. regulars.stick.to.inexpensive. draft.beer..There.is.a.pool.table,. dart.board.and.video.poker. for.amusement..Open.daily.. Smoking:.yes..900 Piety St., 945-5762; www.myspace.com/ budripsbar

The Country Club. It’s.a.lush,.tiki.torch-studded,. clothing-optional.swimming. hole,.a.swinging.gay.bar.and. a.happening.spot.to.watch. a.Saints.game.or.Treme. episode..It’s.also.among.the. best.eateries.in.the.Bywater.. Chef.Coy.LeBeau.serves.up.a. full.menu.seven.days.a.week.. Happy.hour.5.p.m.-8.p.m.. daily.—.and.when.it’s.raining.. Open.daily..Smoking:.yes..634 Louisa St., 945-0742; www. thecountryclubneworleans.com Markey’s Bar. Markey’s.Bar.is.the.kind.of. unpretentious.neighborhood. pub.that.feels.instantly. familiar,.like.an.old.couch.with. a.well-worn.groove..Multiple. flat-screen.TVs.broadcasting. only.sports.games.encourage. patrons.to.sit.and.relax.for.a. while..Open.2.p.m..Mon.-Fri.;. noon.Sat.-Sun..Smoking:.yes.. 640 Louisa St., 943-0785; www. markeysbar.com

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Relax.in.a.garden.setting. while.munching.on.barbecue. available.from.the.adjoining. Bywater.Bar-B-Que..Monday. is.karaoke.night,.and.well. beer.and.wine.are.$2.from. 5.p.m.-7.p.m..You.can.watch. sports.on.TV,.play.darts.or.surf. the.Internet.with.free.Wi-Fi.. Open.Thu.-Tue..Smoking:.patio. only..Bywater Bar-B-Que, 3162 Dauphine St., 944-4445

St. Roch Tavern. You.might.trip.over.a.small. pack.of.scruffy.dogs.or.have.to. dodge.the.occasional.outbreak. of.fisticuffs,.but.big-screen. TVs,.$6.PBR.pitchers.and.a. full.menu.of.Mexican.and. vegetarian.fare.(alongside.bar. food.staples.and.the.occasional. pot.of.free.red.beans.and.rice). make.these.negligible.risks.. Open.daily..Smoking:.yes..1200 St. Roch Ave., 945-0194; www. strochcafe.com Saturn Bar. The.St..Claude.Avenue. corridor’s.designated.punk.rock. hunting.lodge.is.the.Bywater’s. perfect.place.for.a.PBR.and.a. bracing.shot.of.anything.and. everything,.whether.it’s.to.the. sounds.of.Guitar.Lightnin’.Lee. or.a.jukebox.that’s.equal.parts. cheese.and.grease..Wrestle. with.heavy.crowds.at.the. monthly.Mod.Dance.Party,. where.DJs.spin.hiss-and-pop. 45’s.into.the.wee.hours..Open. 5.p.m..Mon.-Sat.,.6.p.m..Sun.. Smoking:.yes..3067 St. Claude Ave., 949-7532 Vaughan’s Lounge.

For.years,.Kermit.Ruffins’. free-wheeling.Thursday. night.jazz.jams.have.been. the.beacon.drawing.New. Orleanians.to.this.Bywater. corner.bar..Vaughan’s.offers. free.red.beans.and.rice.for. those.shows..There’s.plenty.of. local.music.on.the.jukebox,.and. local.character.may.be.what’s. propping.up.the.sagging.roof. and.sidewalk.overhang.at.this. neighborhood.institution.. Open.daily..Smoking:.yes..4229 Dauphine St., 947-5562

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rying.to.categorize.New. Orleans’.bar.scene.is.like. attempting.to.summarize. the.universe.in.a.word:.it’s.futile.and. ignores.all.the.wonders.that.hide.within..The.city.has.a.bar.for.every.taste.and. most.desires,.whether.you’re.looking.for. music,.a.romantic.date.spot,.a.throwdown.party,.a.gritty.look.at.local.life.or. a.perfectly.mixed.craft.cocktail..There’s. a.bar.out.there.sure.to.meet.your. personal.criteria,.even.if.these.change. every.day.. . . Here’s.Gambit’s.guide.to.the.area’s. watering.holes,.arranged.by.neighborhoods.

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Vintage World War II decor and a clean, roomy space make this a comfortable place to meet friends for a drink. Sit on the front patio or in a glassed-in patio and drink specialty beers P-40 “Falstaff” Warhawk or P-51 Mustang, brewed just for this bar. John Besh’s WWII-inspired American cuisine is available until 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 p.m. weekends. Open daily. Smoking: no. 945 Magazine St., 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org/ american-sector

Bar Noir

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Bar UnCommon

Designed in a bold style, this bar inside the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel looks like a lounge from the future. When veteran bartender Chris McMillian is on duty, however, expect classic New Orleans drinks served with a dose of cocktail history. Upscale bar snacks, sandwiches and other dishes are available. Open daily. Smoking: no. 817 Common St., 525-1111; www.baruncommon.com

The Bricks Courtyard Bar & Grill

The laid-back atmosphere, large courtyard and prime location just six blocks from the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena make this beer pub a good spot for tailgating. There are 55 different imported and domestic beers on tap and the bartender pours the popular John Daly (iced tea, lemonade and vodka)

as well as other cocktails. Drink specials abound, and a kitchen will open soon. Smoking: yes. 735 St. Joseph St., 525-2396

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It’s a neighborhood bar with a passion for sports, offering cheap drinks all day Saturday and plenty of sports memorabilia to get you in the mood for watching games. Play Nintendo Wii on Wednesday, or go for trivia games and video poker. Cuban sandwiches, red beans and other bar eats are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 116 Baronne St., 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com

Capdeville

Tucked away on a side street behind the federal court buildings is this sleek modern pub. There’s a rock vibe with posters and rock star portraits on the walls. A creative menu makes it a busy lunch spot, and food is available late on Friday and Saturday. Look for specials on local drinks during weekday happy hour. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 7 p.m. Friday. Open daily. Smoking: no. 520 Capdeville St., 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com

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A huge guitar painted on the wall hints at the music club’s focus on blues, jazz, R&B, funk and rock ’n’ roll. Named after the 12-bar blues, the bar features live music Thursday through Saturday. An antebellum-style ultralounge features acoustic acts. Tuesday features comedy acts. Open daily. Smoking: yes. TV sports, free Wi-Fi. 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola.com

red walls, black-and-white tile floors and a menu of highballs, martinis and good wines. Bar Noir is the “front of the house” of the cabaret Le Chat Noir, and it opens one hour before showtime on nights or afternoons before a show. Closing varies, but local actors head there on Saturdays after final curtain and stay late. 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812, www.cabaretlechatnoir.com

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(Located in Citrus Square Shopping Center at the corner of Hickory and Citrus) more than a century, the Ernst Cafe exudes old New Orleans character, from its soaring ceilings to its wraparound gallery. But it’s the energy that draws patrons after work or when the Saints or Hornets are playing at home. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri. 600 S. Peters St., 5258544; www.ernstcafe.net

a busy weekly calendar of diverse acts. Acoustic night on Monday is followed by simmering burlesque on Tuesday. Thursday brings Comedy Gumbeaux with local stand-up, and the Hot 8 Brass Band performs on Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 901 S. Peters St., 529-5844; www.thehowlinwolf.com

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This new bar makes no bones about its hard-driving sports mania. Big screens broadcast all the games, high-tops autographed by Hornets players adorn the walls and miniature goalposts bookend the bar. Patrons play the Madden NFL video game on a 9-foot screen on Wednesday. There’s also a boxing machine, air hockey, darts and pool. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dog friendly. 535 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-6999

An old industrial space reclaimed as a neighborhood watering hole, The District’s heritage shows in its weathered brick walls and cypress woodwork. The kitchen turns out Kobe beef sliders, crawfish cakes, wings and quesadillas to keep everyone on an even keel. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Dog friendly. 711 Tchoupitoulas St., 301-1476; www.districtnola.com

Dominic’s

Cozy up to the long bar and gaze at the decoratively carved wood wall at this renovated 1920s building that draws locals and visitors from the two hotels and apartment complex nearby to enjoy a large drink selection. An 8-foot screen shows sports and movies, and there’s live music every other Tuesday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Video poker, free Wi-Fi. 219 Carondelet St., 566-1876

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A Michalopoulos mural covering Howlin’ Wolf’s exterior tells a tale of New Orleans music. Inside, today’s performers add new chapters to the story on stage. Top local acts and touring bands play in a spacious room lined by facades salvaged from old shotgun houses. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com

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Hidden down a quiet side street in the boutique hotel Loft 523, LePhare has a stylish design, mellow lighting and hip DJ sounds. Tuesday is salsa night with dance lessons and Latin music starting at 8 p.m., while Friday’s ladies night features free Champagne until midnight. Open Tue. and Thu.-Sun. Smoking: no. 523 Gravier St., 636-1890; www.lepharenola.com

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Absolut Kurant, a splash of sparkling wine, and orange and pineapple juices comprise the signature Loatini at the refined and spirited Loa bar in the International House Hotel. Original craft cocktails and premium spirits highlight the regular offerings, and there are free tastings on the first Friday of every month and during Wednesday happy hour (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) December through February. Some bar snacks are available from the kitchen of Rambla. Open daily. Smoking: no. 221 Camp St., 200-6525. www.ihhotel.com

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and vegetables is $12.95) are among the things that draw in regulars. There also is live music most Fridays and happy hour prices for women from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursday during ladies night. Hamburgers, chicken tenders, tuna, wraps and salads are on the menu. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900; www.facebook.com/dinos

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The laid-back attitude of southwestern California is embodied in this Warehouse District haunt that serves “global surf cuisine” (read: Mexican) and draws weekend crowds ready to party in the street or on the patio. Monday Night Football offers 50-cent wings, and there are $1 tacos 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. There’s live music for special events. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com

Masquerade

Set in the middle of Harrah’s casino, Masquerade is equipped with a 34-foot-long ice bar to keep drinks chilled and a 42-foot media tower for light shows. There are Coors Light giveaways during Saints and LSU games, shown on large-screen TVs. Masquerade dancers perform on weekends, along with DJs, and there is periodic live jazz. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras St., 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com

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This exclusive dance club is only open on Saturday nights and has an upscale dress code, as well as table and bottle service, VIP accommodations and music by DJs. It bills itself as “the place to see and be seen,” and hosts large Halloween and New Year’s Eve parties. Open Sat. Smoking: yes. 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, 568-1702; www.themetropolitannightclub.com

NOLA Tropical Winery

New Orleans’ only tropical winery serves 38 varieties of non-grape-based wines, and hosts free wine tastings all day every day. Popular drinks include wine smoothies, Category 5 white sangria, dry blueberry wine and Sinfully Noble muscadine. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Smoking: patio only. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 25, 561-6010; www. nolatropicalwinery.com

Rock-N-Sake

This restaurant bar promises loud music, lots of sake, beer and cocktails, plus a full menu of Japanese cuisine — all without breaking the bank. Sake hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday offers half-price large hot sake, Kirin beers, sake cocktails and appetizers. For added

entertainment, watch sushi chefs prepare your food. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com

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It describes itself as New Orleans’ rock ’n’ roll gastro dive, with DJs spinning music. (The bar plans to stage live music in the future.) Women get $1 Cosmopolitans Thursday until 11 p.m., and everyone gets free shots of Jameson when the Saints score a touchdown. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour: two-for-one drinks till 8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 116 University Place, 566-9444

Rusty Nail

With its bare wood walls and vintage feel, this well-hidden bar is worth seeking out. Catch open mic night on Tuesday, or give the shuffleboard table a spin any night. Visit on Thursday during “Cocktails for a Cause,” and $1 from each drink benefits a local charity. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www.therustynail.org

The Sazerac Bar

Reopened in 2009 following a complete restoration of the Roosevelt Hotel that houses it, The Sazerac Bar retained its elegant woodwork and Art Deco-style murals painted by artist Paul Ninas in the 1930s. Though best known for its Sazerac and Ramos Gin Fizz, invented at the bar, there is a full cocktail menu and comfortable seating. Open daily. Smoking: no. The Roosevelt New Orleans, 123 Baronne St., 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com

Swizzle Stick

The bar at the quirky Cafe Adelaide honors the Saints with the Who Dat Punch, which includes “a little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole lot of love.” The bar offers $5 drink specials daily and live music from local entertainers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Open daily. Smoking: no. Loews New Orleans Hotel, 300 Poydras St, 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com

Tommy’s Wine Bar

Leather chairs, comfortable couches and a wood interior provide an inviting, upscale atmosphere for enjoying the 20 wines available by the glass, the 150 bottles on the menu or cognac, Scotch and bourbon. Snack on cheese and pate or order from the menu at Tommy’s Cuisine. Live music Friday and Saturday gets you deep into the weekend mood.

Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking: no. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790; www.tommysneworleans.com

Whiskey Blue

The elegant mahogany bar with amber lighting on the front and deep blue walls, leather chairs, banquette couches, dim lighting and large common table invite an upscale crowd of W Hotel visitors and local luminaries. Jazz, blues and rock ’n’ roll photographs by Jim Marshall add a music theme, while DJs spin tunes. Craft cocktails and standards like the Sazerac fill the drink menu. Open 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Smoking: yes. Flat-screen TVs. W Hotel, 333 Poydras St., 207-5016; www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels

Wine Institute of New Orleans

Part wine bar and part wine shop, W.I.N.O. is built around innovative self-service devices that dispense portioncontrolled pours. Customers can sample to their hearts’ content from 120 wines and try fine vintages rarely available by the glass elsewhere. Get a sandwich or cheese plate to round out things. Open daily. Smoking: no. Wine classes available. 610 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-8000; www.winoschool.com

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New Orleans Original Daiquiris

Whether through brain freeze or its catchy jingle,

this ubiquitous bar’s frozen daiquiris are sure to get stuck in your head, thanks to dozens of locations in the metro area. Names like 190 Octane and Triple Bypass (as well as more traditional flavors such as white Russian and strawberry) are slapped on the big tanks twirling the ice-cold treats. Hours and happy hours vary by location. 1 Poydras St., 524-9504; 633 Bourbon St., 524-1585; 8100 St. Charles Ave., 866-1846; 3637 Gen. De Gaulle, 366-8351; 4450 Chef Menteur Hwy., 943-7060; 981 Jefferson Hwy., 832-5021; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-8474; 6830 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-9995; 100 Clearview Parkway, 733-0545, Metairie; 6201 Airline Drive, 736-0066; www.fat-tuesday.com

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13 Monaghan’s

Cozy up to this Frenchmen Street bar and order seasonal drink specials and vegetarianand vegan-friendly late-night bites. Cold weather brings out the hot buttered rum and Irish coffees, and there are always pints of perfect-pour Guinness to wash down the tater tachos — that’s tater tots, nachosstyle. Open daily until 4 a.m. Smoking: no. 517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com

AllWays Lounge & Theatre

AllWays is a bar, a music club

and a theater, where you’re never sure if you’re going to see an avant-garde play or hear local punk or indie rock. There is live music most nights (check website for calendar), and always an interesting and diverse crowd of Marigny denizens and other bohemian types. (December brings a staging of The Threepenny Opera by the house troupe, Cripple Creek Players.) Smoking: yes. Open 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Tue.-Sun. 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com or www.marignytheatre.org

Apple Barrel

The Apple Barrel is one of the smallest barrooms on the Frenchmen Street strip, but that doesn’t prevent it from scheduling two bands per night. The bar is low on frills but easy on comfort, with a handful of barstools and tables offering a view of Frenchmen through the storefront picture windows. Happy hour 2 p.m to 7 p.m. features $2 domestic beers and discounted well drinks. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 609 Frenchmen St., 949-9399

Blue Nile

Ritzy blue and gold decor sets the mood for this music club staged in an 1832 building, reportedly the first constructed on Frenchmen Street. The club offers a full bar and live national and international bands perform in venues upstairs and down, and there’s a balcony overlooking Frenchmen Street. Thursday is reggae night. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking: yes. 532 Frenchmen

St., 948-2583; www.bluenilelive.com

Buffa’s Restaurant & Lounge

Order $2 mimosas during Sunday’s live jazz brunch, or enjoy breakfast, burgers and sandwiches any time at this 24-hour lounge. A jukebox provides music other times, and customers can play darts or pool while sipping their favorite beverage from the full bar. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. Cash only. 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com

Check Point Charlie

A bar and a laundromat — it took New Orleans to put the two together. Check Point doesn’t stop there, though, with live music Tuesday through Saturday, open mic Sundays and karaoke Mondays. Add cheap drinks, bar food, a pool table, free Wi-Fi and a we-never-close policy and you have the perfect recipe for a dive bar. You can sleep when you’re dead — but at least you’ll have clean clothes. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. 501 Esplanade Ave., 281-4847

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The all-cypress music room in this 1880s building provides a warm sound for nightly live music performances. The bar has one of the city’s largest beer selections as well as a long list of single-malt Scotches and other liquors Booth window seats looking onto Frenchmen Street give people-watchers a good page 24


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vantage point. Open 5 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and 4 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Smoking: yes. 618 Frenchmen St., 942-3731; www.dbabars. com/dbano

Desperados

going on every night of the week, including TV sports and live music ranging from punk to Mardi Gras Indian groups. Monday features a bluegrass pickin’ party and $2 red beans and rice, Wednesday has a local videographer showcase, and the Stooges Brass Band plays Thursday. Pizza and empanadas are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net

Dragon’s Den

Iggy’s is a friendly neighborhood bar frequented by local characters who stop by to play the classic bowling machine, dart board, pool table, video poker or watch TV. A jukebox provides music, except when a live band takes the stage the last Saturday of each month. There’s barbecue every Sunday, dart league play on Tuesday and a pool league Wednesday. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 1943 N. Rampart St., 949-3485

It’s not really a hangout for outlaws, but if you are feeling like a desperado, take your aggression out on the pool table, yell during a game on TV, or work out your extra energy dancing to the jukebox. To keep you fueled, order pizza or sandwiches with your drinks. The Hacienda Lounge upstairs is open on weekends. Open Wed.-Sun. and Mon. Smoking: patio only. 801 Frenchmen St., 943-9900; www.desperadospizza.com With the ambience of an opium den, this music club is entered through a steep, narrow stairwell that opens onto a dance floor and bar with pillows on the floor and bohemian charm. DJs and live bands play a diverse range of music from jazz to reggae to bluegrass. Saints games are shown on TV, and barbecue is available. There are specials on shots, beer and sake 9 p.m. until closing on Monday. Open nightly. Smoking: no. 435 Esplanade Ave., no phone; www.myspace.com/ dragonsdennola

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Located on a residential corner in the Marigny rectangle, the Friendly is both a gay bar and a neighborhood hangout, the kind of place with Christmas lights on the ceiling and New Orleans favorites on the juke. Come Mardi Gras, it’s also a prime spot to watch the Krewe du Vieux. Happy hour weekdays 4 p.m.-9 p.m. (with three well drinks or domestic beers for $5 on Tuesdays). Open 11 a.m.-till. Smoking: yes. 2301 Chartres St., 943-8929

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The John

It’s a bar with a sense of humor, reflected in the goldpainted toilet-seat bar stools at the tables. Drinks here are stiff and served up in Mason jars — just the fuel needed for a spirited game of PingPong against the backdrop of rockabilly, country and punk on the jukebox. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. 2040 Burgundy St., 942-7159

John Paul’s Bar

Winner of the Show Bar of the Year Gay Appreciation Award for two years running, this bar is a popular spot for special events. There’s a big-screen TV for football games, drag shows on Friday and Saturday, frequent performances by Marcy Marcell, music from DJs, a large selection of vodkas and top-shelf bourbons, plus $1 Miller Lite drafts and vodka punch shots all the time. Open daily.

Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 940 Elysian Fields Ave., 9481888; www.johnpaulsbar.com

Kajun’s Pub

Down a signature Tar Ball PinaTini martini to warm you up for karaoke five nights a week, or swap stories with owner Joann Guidos, a character in Dan Baum’s book Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans. Pool leagues play daily, there’s Nintendo Wii bowling on Monday and bigscreen TVs show football and movies. An Internet jukebox allows personal requests. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. 2256 St. Claude Ave., 947-3735; www.kajunpub.com

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Lost Love Lounge

Lost Love features $2 tequila, comedy shows, massage or manicures on Thursday (along with $5 sake or Sapporo), and other special events. Watch True Blood on Sunday. You can nosh on spring rolls, pho and vermicelli bowls from Pho King in the back of the bar. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2529 Dauphine St., 949-2009; www.lostlovelounge.com

The Maison

This music and dance club has several stages of entertainment on two levels and a balcony overlooking the main stage, with live jazz, funk or brass bands every night. There is an open musicians jam at 10 p.m. Monday, and a dance party with guest DJs in the penthouse at 10 p.m. Friday. There’s also free Wi-Fi, trivia games, pool tables, video poker and dart boards. Food is available. Open 4 p.m. daily. 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com

Mimi’s in the Marigny

End your night or start your day with Spanish-influenced tapas at this neighborhood bar (except Mondays, when the kitchen is closed), which pulls

in hipsters and locals from all over. Listen to live music or DJ Soul Sister upstairs on Saturday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Pool table, dart board. 2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.myspace.com/mimisinthemarigny

hour prices on Wednesday nights. DJ s play house music on weekend nights. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. 941 Elysian Fields Ave., 945-9264; www.neworleansphoenix.com

Phoenix Bar

You no longer have to choose between a night on the town or a hair appointment; R Bar offers $10 haircuts in an antique barber chair (along with a complimentary shot) on Mondays. There’s a jukebox and DJs for music lovers and Friday night food specials. If you can’t drive home, book a room at the Royal Street Inn upstairs. Open daily. Smoking:

Bikers, bears and leather aficionados call the Phoenix home, but you don’t have to be gay to be welcome at this big red barn on Elysian Fields. Special events include Wii bowling on Monday nights, Tuesday pool tourneys, Saturday afternoon movies and a $5 Friday night beer bust. Go shirtless and get happy

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yes. Pool table, TV sports. 1431 Royal St., 948-7499; www.royalstreetinn.com

Ruthie’s Bar at the Marigny Brasserie

Ruthie’s Bar in the Marigny Brasserie provides upscale surroundings and a casual atmosphere for craft cocktails such as the signature Ruthie’s rum punch, a Pimm’s cup or cucumber cosmopolitan. There’s comfortable seating inside, or take a table on Frenchmen Street. The restaurant’s full menu is available. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7

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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

A New Orleans standard for both visitors and locals, Snug Harbor features live jazz music daily in a room off the bar, featuring some of the best names in the genre. It also has a video screen so bar patrons can watch the performance. Order food at the bar from the adjoining dining room, which serves Creole and New Orleans fare. Open daily. Smoking: no. 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com

Spotted Cat

Women can test their musical talents on a piano in the ladies room at this live jazz and blues music club, which charges no cover most nights. Local art decorates the walls, and you can sit at the bar or stake out a table. Abita beer is king here, but other drinks are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 623 Frenchmen St., 943-3887; www.spottedcatmusicclub.com

Three Muses

Yuki Izakaya

This Japanese-style tavern offers a taste of its homeland, with red and black decor, Japanese movie posters and Japanese films screened on the back walls some nights. There also are DJs and live music. Sake and shochu are the

French Quarter The Abbey

You won’t find any monks at this Abbey, but more likely a motley collection of patrons ranging from poets to motorcycle mechanics to off-duty strippers. They preside from the bar or hunker in wooden booths at this lower Decatur stalwart, where 3 p.m. can feel as dark as 3 a.m. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 1123 Decatur St., 523-7177

Arnaud’s French 75 Bar

You can drink whatever you want at this cigar bar, but bartender Chris Hannah’s specialty is craft cocktails and forgotten classics served from a bar built in the 1800s. Cocktails are made with fresh ingredients, and homemade syrups and liqueurs. Cigars are available. The food menu is upscale and you can eat at comfortable tables or in a window booth overlooking Bienville Street. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 813 Bienville St., 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com

Attiki

Bar goers get a taste of the Mediterranean with flavored hookah tobaccos, weekly belly dancing nights (11 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.) and a menu including Greek standards served until 4 a.m. Happy hour (3 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thu.) offers $3 imported beers, $2 domestics and $4 house wines. The bar offers a large menu of flavorful martinis. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 230 Decatur St., 587-3756;

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Aunt Tiki’s

In a city thick with dive bars, Aunt Tiki’s distinguishes itself as one of the grittiest, partly because of its spooky blacklight glow and Halloween decor, partly because it’s cheap enough that even the chronically under-employed can afford to lose their weekends there. The jukebox’s standout selection is as eclectic as the crowd. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. 1207 Decatur St., 680-8454

Balcony Music Club (BMC)

Where Decatur Street meets Esplanade Avenue is where the music starts. Before the Frenchmen Street main course, this music hall houses everything from brass bands to salsa ensembles to rock ’n’ roll on its main stage and patio every night of the week. Opens 6 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes. 504 Esplanade Ave., 522-2940

Bar Tonique

A craft cocktail bar that prides itself on customer service, Bar Tonique uses fresh-squeezed juices and tomatoes, housemade syrups, tonics and other mixers in its drinks. It also makes its own ginger beer and infuses bacon in Russian vodka for its Bloody Marys. Changing daily drinks are $5, except on Tuesday. Open 5 p.m. Mon.-Thu. and 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 820 N. Rampart St., 324-6045; www.bartonique.com

Beach on Bourbon

This dance club not only claims to have the largest dance floor on Bourbon Street, where you can move your feet to music presented by live bands, MCs and DJs, but it also boasts the only mechanical whale ride. If you like to watch more than do, check out sports on the TV. Happy hour features three-

for-one drinks from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and noon to 9 p.m. weekends. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 227 Bourbon St., 523-3800; www.bourbonsbest.com

Beerfest I

There are about 30 beers on tap at this bar, which offers live music, trivia games and video poker. Women can trade in their bra for a free beer and have the undergarment stapled to the ceiling. Mexican food, burgers and skewers are available for sustenance. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 409 Bourbon St., 525-2222

Beerfest II

There’s live music daily, plus trivia games and video poker. There are several beers on tap and a selection of wine. Sate your hunger with burgers, nachos and peanuts. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 630 Bourbon St., 525-3010

Belli Baci Lounge

This lounge is a plush perch for sipping martinis and sampling Italian-style tapas. Opera singers who perform in the adjoining Cafe Giovanni sometimes pop in, too. Daily happy hour is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., while there is a second late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Open daily. Smoking: no. 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com

Bombay Club

Outfitted in the style of a fine English pub, with overstuffed wingback chairs, a bar serving 50 different martinis and an intimate courtyard, the Bombay Club offers an upscale menu of American contemporary cuisine. There’s live music Wednesday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com

Bootleggers Bar and Grille

This restaurant bar next door to the House of Blues has occasional live music and screens NFL and college football games on its six largescreen TVs. There’s outside seating and a cafe-style menu with po-boys, duck and andouille gumbo and more. Get two-for-one drinks from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Popular drinks include mint-infused gin, homemade bacon Bloody Marys and margaritas made with jalapeno-infused tequila. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 209 Decatur St., 525-1087

Bourbon Cowboy

Strap on your chaps and take a ride on the bucking mechanical bull or throw beads from one of the largest balconies on Bourbon Street. You can watch TV sports or dance to MCs or DJs nightly. Happy hour gets you three-for-one drinks from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays or noon to 9 p.m. on weekends. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 241 Bourbon St., 581-2410; www.bourbonsbest.com

Bourbon Cowboy, Too

If you’re feeling adventurous, take a ride on the mechanical bull in the balcony bar, or sip cocktails in the bar’s large courtyard. Test your dancing skills to live music staged nightly. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 516 Bourbon St., 523-3800; www.bourbonsbestbars.com

Bourbon Pub and Parade

The self-proclaimed largest gay bar in New Orleans is fun for everyone. The bar’s philosophy for music is “if you can’t hum it, we won’t play it,” and Thursday nights mean the So You Think You Can Sing? karaoke contest. The bar also hosts a “Student Body” contest (Thursday), a pop music night (Friday) and drag performances (Sunday).

Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 801 Bourbon St., 5243788; www.bourbonpub.com

Bourbon Rocks

Take a twirl on the dance poles if you dare, exercise your own pipes with karaoke or enjoy live music and DJs inside or in the courtyard. There are also TVs, video poker and trivia games. Happy hour features changing drink specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 615 Bourbon St., 566-1446

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Flat-screen TVs show sporting events as well as the movie FORREST GUMP. Trivia games and house music provide additional entertainment. The restaurant menu is available, including fresh fish, shrimp, salads, ribs and more. Favorite drinks include Lt. Dan’s Pomegranate Punch and Bubba Gump’s original sweet tea cooler. Open daily. Smoking: no. 429 Decatur St., 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com

Cafe Lafitte in Exile

A frequent haunt of writer Tennessee Williams back in the day, Cafe Lafitte In Exile claims the title of oldest gay bar in the U.S. With two floors of music and video, as well as an upstairs pool table and balcony overlooking Bourbon Street, this bar hosts karaoke on Wednesday and The Original Trash Disco on Sunday. Happy hour starts at 1 p.m. Monday and runs through 9 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. 901 Bourbon St., 522-8397; www.lafittes.com

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Earlier this year, chef Daniel Esses, musician Sophie Lee and restaurant/hospitality specialist Christopher Starnes opened this chic restaurant/ bar, which stages music nightly. An experienced bartender, Starnes pours craft cocktails every night. Tapas are available in the bar. Open 4 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Smoking: no. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746; www.thethreemuses.com

favored libations, and there are ginger beer and coconutlemongrass sake. Tapas are available, and there is outside seating. Open 6 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Smoking: no. 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www.myspace.com/yukiizakaya

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rotates under a canopy of stars (there’s even a periodic comet). The less adventurous can sit in stationary booths or at tables while enjoying libations such as the Vieux Carre Cocktail or The Goody invented here. Pianist John Autin plays 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Open daily. Smoking: no. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com

Carriageway Bar at The Court of Two Sisters

Legend has it that if you touch the black iron Charm Gate as you enter this old-fashioned bar, you will have good luck. Whether or not that is true, you are sure to find drinks as classic as the dark wood and brick bar, including mint juleps, Bloody Marys and the signature Bayou Bash. Partake in the adjoining restaurant’s daily jazz brunch buffet or order a la carte at night. Open daily. Smoking: no. 613 Royal St., 522-7261; wwwcourtoftwosisters.com

Cat’s Meow

Chart Room Inc.

There’s a nautical theme to this neighborhood bar but no gimmicks, just cheap drinks, a good mix of tourist and locals, and a friendly atmosphere. Football games are shown on the TV, and a jukebox features retro tunes. Regular drink prices are akin to most bar’s happy hours, with $1.50 draft beers, $2.50 well drinks and $4 call brands. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 300 Chartres St., 522-1708

Cosimo’s

This laid-back neighborhood bar is a gathering place for people who want to catch up over jukebox tunes, play trivia games, darts, pool or video poker and watch sports on TV. Tuesday and Thursday are service industry nights. Pizza, burgers and sandwiches are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 1201 Burgundy St., 522-9715

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Crescent City Brewhouse

The French Quarter’s only microbrewery creates five distinctly unique beers you can enjoy while listening to live jazz nightly. The historic building that houses the brewpub originally was a private residence, then a fur processing plant. Crescent City Brewhouse’s restoration of the building won it a Vieux Carre City Council award for maintaining the integrity of a historic property. The cuisine features local ingredients and New Orleans/Creole preparations. Open daily. Smoking: no. 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com

Davenport Lounge

Grammy-nominated crooner and jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport plays early and late on Friday and Saturday with no cover charge. Order the signature Davenportini, a Sazerac, Ritz-Carlton Pimm’s Cup (with fresh seasonal fruit) or a Ritz-Carlton martini (with gin and cucumber). Food comes from the adjoining M Bistro. Open daily. Smoking: no. Parking validated with drink or food purchase. Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St., 6702828; www.ritzcarlton.com

The Dungeon and Front of the Dungeon

Describing itself as a haunted house and a haven for rockers and metalheads, The Dungeon has four bars, two jukeboxes and DJs to help visitors rock out. The front bar screens sports and has video poker and a pool table. Thursday features two-for-one mixed drinks and half-price pitchers of draft beer from 10:30 p.m. until closing. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking: yes. 738 Toulouse St., 523-5530; www.originaldungeon.com

Erin Rose

An old-fashioned, fully stocked bar and friendly atmosphere makes this a comfortable neighborhood hangout for locals, musicians, service industry workers and tourists. The jukebox has a wide variety of classics and local music, and there’s free Wi-Fi, sports on TV and video poker. Frozen Irish coffee, Guinness and other drinks are complemented with tater tots, cheese sticks and egg

rolls. Look for late-night beer specials. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 811 Conti St., 523-8619; www.erinrosebar.com

Fritzel’s Jazz Club

Celebrating its 41st anniversary this year, Fritzel’s is a mecca for musicians and music lovers alike, with live traditional jazz music nightly. The most popular libations here are absinthe and Hurricanes, but one of its claims to fame is that it was the first bar in the U.S. to serve Jägermeister. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 733 Bourbon St., 586-4800; www.fritzels.net

Funky Pirate

Aye! matey. You’ll not find any brigands at this pirate’s den, but you will find piraterelated decor and drinks that may shiver ye timbers, including Hand Grenades, Tropical Itches, Shark Attacks and Horny Gators. This blues music club features live performances, often by Big Al and the Blues Masters, daily. There is a patio for nature lovers. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour noon-8 p.m. most days. 727 Bourbon St., 523-1960; www.tropicalisle.com

Good Friends Bar

“Snappy casual” is the dress code at this Quarter gay hangout favorite, which features two stories of bars and a wraparound balcony (the VIP viewing stand for the annual Krewe of Barkus). Tuesday nights are for karaoke, piano singalongs are held Sundays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Good Friends draws a big crowd for all Saints games. Try a “separator” — the house

special tastes like a frozen milkshake and packs a serious kick. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hours 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 740 Dauphine St., 5667191; www.goodfriendsbar.com

Hard Rock Cafe

There is plenty to look at in this restaurant and bar dedicated to rock ’n’ roll. Examine signed mementos and memorabilia ranging from guitars owned by stars to their costumes and lots of photographs. Music videos play constantly on strategically placed screens. There are seasonal drink specials, and the restaurant’s classic American menu is available. Open daily. Smoking: balcony patio only. 418 N. Peters St., 529-5617; www.hardrock.com/neworleans

Hermes Bar

Opened by Antoine’s restaurant in 2009, the grandeur of the restaurant’s classic dining rooms extends into the Hermes Bar. The ambience is sophisticated, with bow-tied bartenders, but it isn’t stuffy. Watch TV or come for live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. The bar is known for classic New Orleans drinks like the Sazerac, sidecar and Pimm’s Cup. The menu features a signature oyster Foch po-boy, oysters Rockefeller and more. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sun. 725 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoinesrestaurant.com

House of Blues

Designed with the ambience of an old Southern Delta juke joint, this club features local, national and international

bands and a gospel brunch on Sunday. Bands play in the main venue downstairs and The Parish, a smaller room upstairs, with bars open only when music plays. Other times, you can drink in the restaurant or the courtyard and explore the 268 pieces of folk art hanging on the walls. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/venues/ clubvenues/neworleans

Howl at the Moon

Daily live music features dueling rock ’n’ roll pianos and performers with vast songbooks and lively senses of humor. There also are TVs for watching sports. Happy hour offers three-for-one cocktails from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. No cover charge. 135 Bourbon St., 586-9022; www.howlatthemoon.com

Iris

This small restaurant bar offers innovative craft cocktails made with fresh ingredients, many of them obscure. Favorite drinks include the Thai melon, with cantaloupe nectar, kaffir limeinfused vodka; and In Heated Absence, which has absinthe and other fresh ingredients. The bar menu includes small plates and finger foods, or order from the restaurant menu. Open 5 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Smoking: patio only. 321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com

Jazz Parlor Saloon

Evoking New Orleans’ famed Storyville with its decor, this music club books blues and

jazz bands nightly, including regulars Brian Lee and Rooster and the Chickenhawks. Get three-for-one cocktails 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Open 5 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes. 125 Bourbon St., 586-9022; www.bourbonsaloon.com

Kerry Irish Pub

As with any Irish pub, there’s plenty of Harp and Guinness on tap at Kerry, and it also has Smithwick’s ale and cider on draft. The bar has carved out a niche with its nightly live entertainment schedule, featuring a mix of folk and roots music with Irish bands typically filling two nights per week. There’s a jukebox for when the stage is empty, and there’s a pool table as well. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 331 Decatur St., 527-5954; www.kerryirishpub.com

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

Built in the early 1700s and boasting it is the oldest bar in the United States, Lafitte’s is frequented by ghost tours, pirate lovers and neighborhood regulars. Legend has it that in the early 19th century, pirate Jean Lafitte and his brother Pierre used the bar to fence their ill-gotten goods. Today it houses a piano bar and offers a full bar and a patio. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 941 Bourbon St., 593-9761; www.lafittesblacksmithshop.com

Last Call Sports Bar & Grille

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You can be a star at this karaoke bar with vermilion paw prints all over its yellow walls, or exercise your dance moves to MCs and DJs who perform daily. The Hurricane is the most popular drink, and you can enjoy one on a balcony patio overlooking Bourbon Street. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.Thu. and 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 701 Bourbon St., 523-2788, ext.1; www.catskaraoke.com

the French Quarter location of her chain of bars, made famous in an eponymous movie in 2000. You can count on raucous customers and pretty employees using their bodies as shot glasses and dancing on the bar. Daily drink specials ease the pain. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 225 N. Peters St., 561-0003; www.coyoteuglysaloon.com

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This is a smaller version of its sister bar (Tropical Isle Original), with an upscale twist. There is live music from 4:30 p.m. until closing daily, and a courtyard where patrons can soak in the ambience of the French Quarter. Popular drinks are the Tropical Itch, Shark Attack, Horny Gator and Hand Grenade. Open daily. Smoking: courtyard only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily. 435 Bourbon St., 5251689; www.tropicalisle.com

True Blood shots, mojitos and $3 martinis are the most popular drinks served at this French Quarter martini bar. DJs spinning music, free WiFi, sports and music videos provide entertainment. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour noon-9 p.m. daily. 734 Bourbon St., 371-5450; www.napoleonsitch.com

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Choose from a list of 50 wines by the glass or more than 300 different bottles at this wine bar near Preservation Hall. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a player piano to add ambience, and a courtyard for basking in the French Quarter atmosphere. The menu includes upscale American dishes. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com

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and $2 beer specials before and up to an hour after the game. American, Creole and Cajun cuisine available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 718 St. Peter St., 525-4823; www.patobriens.com Step into pre-Revolutionary Russia (Pravda means “truth” in Russian) at this comfortable lounge dominated by red decor, chandeliers and walls plastered with early Soviet propaganda. There’s also a large courtyard with a fountain and pond. The drink menu includes one of the largest absinthe selections around and more than 50 types of vodka. Opens at 7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., noon Fri.-Sun. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi. Dog friendly. 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com

Rawhide 2010

Kick-start weekend mornings with $3.50 Jameson Irish coffee or a $6 spicy Bloody Mary at this French Quarter leather bar. Bring your own meat from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, and the bar will supply a salad and baked potato. Happy hour is 1 p.m. Mon. to 9 p.m. Fri., plus 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 740 Burgundy St., 525-8106; www. rawhide2010.com

This upscale gentleman’s club is known for beautiful women, attentive service, quality cocktails (the Rick’s ‘Rita is popular) and its Friday buffet, which includes prime rib, roast beef and a full salad bar. Happy hour 2 p.m. to 4 p.m Mon.-Sun. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 315 Bourbon St., 524-4222

Rick’s Sporting Saloon

Rick’s isn’t hard to find: just look out for its signature swinging legs. The gentleman’s/sports club has a handsome interior that boasts plush furniture, a menu of pub food, a 92-inch super screen and 11 televisions. Specials include $5 drafts and featured appetizers on Fridays, and $5 Coors Light pitchers and free hot dogs and wings for Monday Night Football. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 533 Bourbon St., 553-2510; www.facebook.com/ricksnola

Rita’s Tequila House There are more than 135 tequilas available, displayed on shelves with blue backlighting. Fajitas, yuca fries and other Tex-Mex specialties made with fresh ingredients are cooked to order over mesquite. Enjoy them in a lively atmosphere inside or the beautiful courtyard. Open daily.

Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Tue. 419 Bourbon St., 298-8227; www.ritasfajitas.com

Rotolo’s Pizzeria

Serving the official pizza of the New Orleans Saints, this restaurant bar also has something special for fans: all-day happy hours with changing daily specials. Most days feature beer specials, but Wednesday offers $4 double wells and Friday $6 double call brands. A menu of pizza, calzones, pasta, sandwiches and salads is available. Open daily. Smoking: no. 339 Chartres St., 587-0990; www.rotolos.com

Rubyfruit Jungle

Lesbian bar Rubyfruit Jungle caters to a different subculture just about every night: Wednesday hosts glam nights and burlesque acts; Friday brings a retro ’80s dance party and Sunday pulls in a goth and fetish crowd. Upstairs, Ruby Moon croons sultry jazz and blues tunes on Friday and Saturday. Open Wed.-Sun. Smoking: yes. Daily drink specials. 1135 Decatur St., 571-1863

Scores

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on stage in bikinis or topless. There sometimes is a cover charge or drink minimum. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 416 Bourbon St., 525-0999

ShoBar

Music at this dance club is powered by DJs, and the dancers on the stage wear bikinis or are topless. There’s a one-drink minimum and a full bar. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 632 Bourbon St., 528-8780

Starlight By The Park

Situated across from Armstrong Park, this gay music/dance club draws a diverse crowd who orders craft cocktails from celebrity bartenders. There’s a drag show on Friday, and the Jaded Jade Revue takes the stage at midnight Saturday. Bring-yourown-meat starts at 6 p.m. Sunday in the courtyard, and Starlight supplies the sides. DJs and a jukebox provide music, and the bar is open around the clock Friday through Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 834 N. Rampart St., 561-8939; www.starlightbythepark.com

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Sylvain

A mishmash of Old Worldambience (a courtyard and colonial-inspired decor nod to the French Quarter location’s history) and newschool culinary trends (craft cocktails and unorthodox menu pairings, like Veuve Clicquot and hand-cut fries, abound) have created quite a buzz for this new bar and bistro. A full menu of classic American entrees with Italian, French and Southern twists is available. Open daily. Smoking: no. 625 Chartres St., 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com

Tango’s Lounge

Wednesday is karaoke (8 p.m.) and Tuesday is ladies night. There’s a 62-inch TV for watching sports, a jukebox, free Wi-Fi and video poker. Chow on free red beans and rice on Monday and free food during Saints games (there’s a gas grill in the courtyard). Open noon daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and midnight-closing (usually

Temptations

Housed in a 19th-century mansion, this gentlemen’s club has a plush parlor, topless dancers and rooms off a courtyard for private dances. DJs provide the music, there’s a pool table and a full bar to quench your thirst. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 327 Bourbon St., 525-4470

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This music club features mostly local live music nightly, as well as DJs and a rocking jukebox. There’s a large selection of vodkas and bourbons, and happy hour (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) features $1.50 beer and $2.50 cocktails. New Orleans cuisine is available, as well as darts, pool tables, video poker, a large projector TV and plasma TV with satellite sports. Open: daily. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi. 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., no phone; www.myspace.com/bayouparkbar

Three Legged Dog

Serious sports fans appreciate the 12-foot TV, and there’s a 52-inch high-definition Golden Tee for gamers. You can get two-for-one drinks all day to get you warmed up for trivia games, darts and video poker. Burgers, smoked ribs and brisket, tacos and more are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi. 400 Burgundy St., 412-8335

Tropical Isle

Watch the foot traffic on Bourbon Street from the Top of the Trop second-floor bar and balcony or play trivia games, pool, foosball, air hockey or a basketball machine. Sports are shown on TV, or listen to live music all afternoon every day. Specialty drinks include the Hand Grenade, Shark Attack, Horny Gator and Tropical Itch. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour noon-8 p.m. daily. 721 Bourbon St., 529-4109; www.tropicalisle.com

Tropical Isle Bayou Club

This music club features live zydeco music every night, starting at 5 p.m. MondayThursday and 1 p.m. FridaySunday. Check out specialty drinks like the Shark Attack, Horny Gator and Tropical Itch. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily. 610 Bourbon St., 529-1702; www.tropicalisle.com

Tropical Isle Original

Live music starts early here — 1 p.m. daily — and continues until closing. The bar invites song requests via a pneumatic tube like a bank drive-up window. There also are sports broadcasts and trivia games to pass a good time. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily. 600 Bourbon St., 5291702; www.tropicalisle.com

Turtle Bay Food & Spirits

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beers on tap and a courtyard for visiting with friends. Sate your hunger with ribeye steak, a cochon de lait po-boy, pizza, burgers and more. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 1119 Decatur St., 586-0563; www.turtlebayneworleans.com

Lakeview The Basin Irish Pub

This neighborhood bar offers trivia games, darts, a pool table, video poker, a jukebox and TVs for watching sports. Mix-and-match domestic beer is five for $10 during the day and five for $12.50 at night. On game days, there’s free food and $9 domestic beer buckets. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 152 W. Harrison Ave., 309-6887

Homedale Inn

Established in 1937, this neighborhood bar focuses on locals, with a well-stocked jukebox and sports screenings. There are also trivia games (Wednesday), steak night (Thursday), darts and video poker. Guinness and Abita Amber drafts and shots are the most-ordered drinks. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour noon-7 p.m. 618 Homedale St., 488-5519

McNulty’s Bitter End

Irish coffee, Irish Car Bombs, Guinness beer and Stella drafts are the defining drinks at this neighborhood bar, which has live music occasionally. A jukebox, trivia games, a dart board, pool table, video poker, free Wi-Fi and TVs showing sports provide entertainment. The bar soon will open a

kitchen serving Memphis-style barbecue. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking: yes. 5129 Canal Blvd., 324-3642

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar

A popular restaurant and local gathering place, The Steak Knife has a front bar with 18 chairs and white cloth-draped tables to accommodate another 40. Try the signature brandy Alexander freeze to get a start on dessert. The restaurant’s full menu of appetizers, steaks and seafood is available at the bar. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking: patio only. 888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981 or 488-3229; www.steakkniferestaurant.com

Studio A

Located in the back of The Steak Knife Restaurant, this music club features live jazz, rock ’n’ roll, ’60s music and more on Friday nights, including Luther Kent, Mo’ Jelly and Matt Johnson. Sip on a cocktail and dance, or watch sports on TV. Open Fri. Smoking: patio only. Video poker, free Wi-Fi. 888 Harrison Ave., 488-3229 or 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com

Zachary’s By the Lake

Watch your favorite sporting event while you toss back a couple of cold ones at this restaurant bar, or enjoy your libations on one of two patios. The restaurant’s full menu of American and seafood dishes is available. Ladies’ Afternoon Delight features monthly drink specials from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com

Mid-City 12-Mile Limit

This new bar, opened in late October, is named for the 12-mile offshore boundary beyond which alcohol could be served during Prohibition. Founder T. Cole Newton mixes craft cocktails, such as the namesake Twelve Mile Limit featuring rum and pomegranate, at dive bar prices. The neighborhood joint also is home to Shortall’s Barbecue. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 500 S. Telemachus, no phone

Banks Street Bar & Grill

There’s never a cover charge for the nightly music shows by Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Bryan Lee, Gravity A and others. Chow on free red beans and rice on Monday, free BLTs on Wednesday and free barbecue on Sunday. Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays offers domestic beers for $1.50. There’s also free Wi-Fi, a pool table, sports on TV and video poker. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 4401 Banks St., www.banksstreetbar.com

Bayou Beer Garden

The selection of craft and imported beers is large, and beer bucket specials are available all the time. The tropical outdoor deck and patio are favorite spots for visiting over a cool brew. Regulars come by to watch sports on TV or play trivia games, darts, pool or video poker. There is live music on some weekends, and daily specials are available. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi. Dog friendly. 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 302-

This quintessential neighborhood bar has beer bucket specials during all Saints, LSU and Tulane games and free red beans and rice during Monday Night Football. There is a menu of grilled chicken, tuna steaks and appetizers from lunch until late into the night. Great burger. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. 4905 Canal St., 488-7357

The Bulldog Mid-City

Like its Uptown sibling, this Bulldog offers a larger variety of draft and bottled beer than seems possible for one building to hold, from standard domestics to exotic microbrews. Sporting events pull in big crowds, and the lush beer garden is dog friendly. Keep your decorated Bulldog pint glasses on Wednesdays. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.Fri. 5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com

Chickie Wah Wah

Zydeco dance lessons begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, and there’s live music Monday through Saturday. The kitchen is open when live music plays, and the menu includes highend bar food prepared fresh with local ingredients. Get $1 off drinks during Saints games. Take a break on the covered patio. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu. Free Wi-Fi. 2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com

Chocolate Bar

DJs spin the tunes and a sharpdressed crowd turns up on the weekends at this sleekly appointed club near the corner of Tulane and Broad. Friday’s happy hour stretches from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with two-forone drinks and a free buffet to get you through to dinner. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking: yes. 540 S. Broad St., 827-4717 page 35

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A neon stiletto marks the spot for this adult entertainment dance club with music provided by DJs. Topless dancers are the main attraction, and there are Champagne rooms in the courtyard, as well as a wine loft and VIP suites. Open 7 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes. Video poker. 325 Bourbon St., 527-0825; www.myspace.com/stilettos_cabaret325

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New Orleans legends play music on Tuesday. Wednesday is swing night, and Thursday features zydeco bands. There’s a dance floor and tables to sit, drink and enjoy pizza, buffalo wings, fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade and more. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking: no. 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1700; www-rocknbowl.com

Clever

Although it features 17 wines available by the glass, Clever also boasts some serious craft cocktails. The Aztec combines Plymouth gin, sweet vermouth and Regan’s Orange Bitters with jalapenoinfused Chartreuse. The bar boasts a convivial, lounge-like atmosphere and some outdoor seating. Weekday happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. offers $3 and $4 wines and $4 martinis. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 3700 Orleans Ave.; 4836314; www.cleverwines.com

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This neighborhood bar and restaurant sets a mood of fun with witty sayings and quotes plastered on the walls and a lively atmosphere enhanced by a digital Internet jukebox, a dart board, pool table and 12 high-definition TVs. There are two-for-one margaritas on Tuesday, triple-shot vodkas on Wednesday, and $5 pizza Thursday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 4861600; www.witsinn.com

Club Caribbean

This reggae club features DJs and live shows twice a week. Friday is ladies night with free admission and drinks for women from 9 p.m. to midnight, and there is a Caribbean buffet for all patrons. Saturday features dancehall reggae music, free admission from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., and two-for-one drinks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. There’s also food catered by Bittles with the Vittles. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking: yes. 2441 Bayou Road, 957-9666; www.clubcaribbeanneworleans.com

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Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

As the city’s de facto expat clubhouse, Finn McCool’s is where “who dat” meets “Erin go bragh.” You’re likely to hear a brogue on either side of the bar and the Guinness taps kept busy as bartenders masterfully draw off pints. Pub Quiz packs the house each Monday starting at 7:30 p.m. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 3701 Banks St., 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com

Liuzza’s by the Track

The restaurant has a menu of po-boys and other New Orleans standards, but the kitchen closes for Saints games, when neighborhood residents bring potluck dishes and gather to watch the game at the bar. The bar specializes in the basics, like spicy Bloody Marys, margaritas and frozen schooners of Abita. Open Mon.-Sat. (Sundays for Saints games). Smoking: no. 1518 N. Lopez, 218-7888

A quintessential Mid-City Nawlins watering hole since the 1940s, the bar at Liuzza’s is a great place to give the jukebox a spin, watch football or just relax and chat over a Bush Whacker (a frozen chocolate cocktail) or one of the 18-ounce beers served in a heavy frozen mug. Order fried dill pickles or fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade for a bar snack. Open daily until 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 p.m. weekends. Smoking: no. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Thu. 3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com

Mick’s Irish Pub

Whether you’re watching or playing the game, Mick’s has you covered. The neighborhood pub supplies the grub while you watch Saints and LSU games (as well as $1 off all pitchers for Monday Night Football). Or fill up on weeknights (including hot dogs on Tuesdays) for backroom pinball, darts, Ping-Pong and Ms. Pac-Man. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 4801 Bienville St., 482-9113

Mid City Yacht Club

There’s always something fun to do at this neighborhood bar near St. Patrick’s Park. Try your luck at video poker, darts or pool, surf the web with free Wi-Fi or watch sports on nine high-definition TVs. The bar features homemade Bloody Mary mix and vodkas infused with Skittles, Jolly

Ranchers, Red Hots and bacon. Happy hour features domestic beer buckets for $10. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 440 S. St. Patrick St., 483-2517; www.midcityyachtclub.com

Outerbanks

Join in the Ping-Pong tournament on Tuesday at 8 p.m., the pool league on Wednesday or try your luck at the chicken drop the first Friday of every month. There’s live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and barbecue, jambalaya and crawfish (in season) are available on Sunday. Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays with $3 martinis and $1.50 domestic bottled beer. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 2401 Palmyra St., 218-8109; www.myspace.com/outerbanksbar

Pal’s Lounge

Located just off Bayou St. John, Pal’s blends the appeal of a cozy neighborhood joint with the buzz of a hip nightspot. Whether it’s free red beans and movies on Monday, $2 barbecue tacos on Tuesday or trivia night on Thursday, there’s always something going on. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 949 N. Rendon St., 488-7257

Parkview Tavern

The back patio of this neighborhood bar is a popular spot for watching football games (there are even heaters for staying toasty during cold weather). Polished wood walls and a pool table add to the tavern atmosphere, and a tiled bar front inserts a touch of funk. There’s picnic table

seating on the front porch. Pitchers of domestic beer are $4.50 all day Saturday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 910 N. Carrollton Ave., 4822680; www.myspace.com/ parkviewtavern

Ralph’s on the Park

City Park Avenue deserves a bar as beautiful as its vista, and the bar in Ralph’s on the Park fits the bill. With 20 wines by the glass, some creative cocktails (a lemon-basil Bloody Mary) and small plates served in the bar, it’s a destination unto itself whether you’re dining at the restaurant or not. The bar opens at 3 p.m. for happy hour, and Joe Krown entertains Tue.-Thu., 5-8 p.m., as well as at Sunday brunch. Closing times vary with restaurant hours. Smoking: no. 900 City Park Ave., 4881000, www.ralphsonthepark.com.

The Red Door

The Red Door has been in business since 1940, and it saw a thorough redo after Hurricane Katrina. It’s now a tidy neighborhood sports bar decked with team banners and crowded with loyal fans on game day. Drop by any day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and you’ll find happy hour prices in effect. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 206 N. Carrollton Ave., 3095801; www.reddoornola.com

Rock ’n’ Bowl

The unusual combination of bowling alley and music club works for Rock ’n’ Bowl, a frequent stop for locals and a must-see venue for visitors.

Bruno’s Tavern

An institution since 1934, Bruno’s has a varying range of special events nightly. The bar has trivia games, darts, pool and video poker, and a jukebox. Take the edge off your day with $2 bottled beer and cocktails from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Menu choices include salads, sandwiches, burgers and seafood. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Patio seating. 7538 Maple St., 8617615; www.brunostavern.com

Carrollton Station

This Riverbend watering hole housed in a century-old building is a comedy hotspot every Wednesday at 9 p.m., when aspiring comedians hit the stage for the You Think You’re Funny? open mic. Songwriters get a chance to shine every Monday at 9 p.m., and there’s live music, from Susan Cowsill to indie rock, every weekend, when there also are drink specials. Take one (or several) of the bar’s more than 50 beers to the outside patio. Opens at 3 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon Sun. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com

Cooter Brown’s Tavern

Voted Best Sports Bar by Gambit readers two years in a row, Cooter Brown’s offers sports on TV and extra-cold beer to complement raw oysters, crawfish (in season), po-boys and sandwiches. It

The Frat House

You might see dancing on the bar at college dance club when the Young Pinstripe Brass Band plays on Wednesday or when DJs and other performers take the stage other nights. Do some entertaining of your own during open mic/karaoke night on Sunday. Sports are shown on TVs, and the specialty drink the is Nerd, which tastes like the candy of the same name. Open daily at 10 p.m. Smoking: patio only. 8200 Willow St., 861-4141; www.thefrathouseneworleans.com

Madigan’s

This restaurant bar draws a regular crowd of college students who use the free Wi-Fi, play pool, watch sports on TV or listen to the jukebox. Happy hour is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 8117 Maple St., 866-9455

Maple Leaf Bar

Rebirth Brass Band is a Tuesday night regular at this music club, which features brass and funk nightly. Take up a cue at the pool table or catch some fresh air in the backyard patio while enjoying drinks from a full bar. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com

Oak

This sophisticated new wine bar features live music nightly and small plates of artisanal salads, seafoods and meats by Patois chef Aaron Burgau. A knowledgeable staff can help patrons pair food selections with the right wine or craft cocktail. Live music ranging from jazz piano to funky brass is staged every night the bar is open. Open Tue.-Sun. Smoking: no. 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com

One Restaurant and Lounge

The Creole comfort food restaurant is tucked in the cluster of small Riverbend eateries. The lounge’s happy hour (5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Thu.) offers half off all appetizers and its popular specialty drinks, which include a huckleberry mojito and kiwi melon martini. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking: no. 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com

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Set up like a living room with red walls, well-worn couches and coffee tables, this neighborhood bar draws regulars for football games screened on six flat-screen TVs. There’s a fully stocked bar and a large wine selection, plus a jukebox, pool table, video poker and free Wi-Fi. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily. 4501 Toulouse St., 482-1677

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A sporting haven for the Erin go bragh crowd, Shamrock has karaoke, sports on TV, 23 pool tables, eight dart boards, five Ping-Pong tables and two foosball tables. There’s live music Wednesday through Saturday — and 30 beers on tap. The menu features 50 different burgers, corned beef and cabbage and Reuben sandwiches. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938

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Like many other previously obscure New Orleans institutions thrust into the Treme limelight, Bullet’s Sports Bar has enjoyed a spike in popularity, but locals still flock to the 7th Ward landmark for live music by musicians like Kermit Ruffins and Mike Soulman Baptiste. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave.

Sidney’s Saloon

Located in the middle of the St. Bernard Avenue hub of second-line and Mardi Gras Indian parade culture, Sidney’s is always busy on special occasions. Renovated since Hurricane Katrina and owned by Kermit Ruffins, the bar has a refined look inside. There’s live music on Wednesday and Friday nights, and there’s a large screen TV for watching sports. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 1200 St. Bernard Ave., 947-2379

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The two-story beer pub has a renovated upstairs, an improved selection on its wall of draft beers and the same round-the-clock hours as always. The balcony is open for improv as well as parade and Saints game watching. Special events include trivia on Tuesday, beer tasting on Wednesday, whiskey night Thursday and cask tapping on Friday. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. 1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.avenuepub.com

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Little has changed at this neighborhood bar since it began serving college students and older regulars in 1933. Saints games bring weekly specials, and those with a nimble arm can compete in a Ping-Pong tournament the first Tuesday of each month. There’s periodic live music. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Drink specials nightly. Pool table. 3125 Calhoun St., 866-9121

dive bars in the country by Playboy, Snake & Jake’s wears the mantle proudly, maintaining its beaming assemblage of Christmas lights all year long. It offers $2.50 well drinks, $2 Budweiser and Miller beers and $3 wine and Jager during happy hour from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, as well as barbecue, brats, burgers and chicken Thursday and Friday. Open 7 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes. 7612 Oak St., 861-2802; www.snakeandjakes.com

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and Saturday. Get nostalgic with hot buttered rum, the signature Moscow Mule, a chocolate martini, wine or aged Scotch while nibbling on free appetizers. Open Tue.-Sat. Smoking: no. 2031 St. Charles Ave., 524-0581; www.thepontchartrain.com

Bouligny Tavern

Chef John Harris opened this elegant wine bar next to his restaurant Lilette, and outdoor seating is available in the alley between the two buildings. There’s a long bar and ample seating along an equally long banquette. There’s a short menu of original cocktails and a well-curated wine list with about 15 available by the glass. The menu includes gourmet noshing items. Open Mon.-Sat. Smoking: outside only. 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com

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Bridge Lounge

Dark, sleek styling and an upscale drink selection set the mood, yet the guests of honor at this lounge often walk in on all fours. Well-behaved dogs are not just welcome, they’re immortalized in photos on the wall. Their owners sit at attention for Tuesday’s trivia night and shake to DJs on Saturdays. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. And 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 1201 Magazine St., 299-1888; www.bridgeloungenola.com

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A fountain crafted from beer taps flows perpetually on the patio, and the taps behind the bar inside are in constant use, too. As if the huge draft selection wasn’t enough, the Bulldog’s fridge stocks everything from Chimay to Singha. Keep your decorated Bulldog pint glasses on Wednesdays. Open daily. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Smoking: yes. 3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com

Cafe Prytania

This neighborhood bar periodically hosts music ranging from jazz to indie bands. The walls are decorated with New Orleans nostalgia, and food is available at the Milk Bar behind the stage, or you can get sno-balls at a sidewalk window. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m., and alcohol service starts at 11 a.m. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 3445 Prytania St., 891-5773; www.prytaniabar.com

The Club Miss Mae’s

You don’t need happy hours here; the drinks are always cheap and the bar is always open. A jukebox provides music for exercising your elbow at the

SPORTS BEAT PUB & CAFE regular. bar, shooting pool and playing foosball or air hockey. You also can watch sports on TV. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Free WiFi. 4336 Magazine St., 895-9401

Cure

This craft cocktail bar has a unique list of spirits and the bartenders mix drinks like alchemists mix secret formulas. Housed in a renovated firehouse with an exposed brick interior and contemporary decor, there’s banquette seating inside or chairs on the patio. Small plates and tapas are served until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. 4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola.com

Delachaise

Take advantage of the $5 wine specials on the board or choose from a vast array of other vintages and beers available. This upscale wine bar also offers cheese plates, frog legs, french fries and other munchies. Take a seat overlooking St. Charles Avenue or enjoy the weather with seating outdoors. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar

There’s a humidor stocked with premium cigars as well as a full bar and even a wooden Indian. Sports are shown on a big-screen TV, and there’s a pool table. Live music plays most nights, except Sunday.

Happy hour is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and features a variety of drinks ranging from $2 to $4. Open 5 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www.dosjefescigarbar.com

Mon.-Sat. Smoking: no. 1179 Annunciation St., 299-1179; www.eleven79.com

Down the Hatch

There’s a 65-inch TV screen for watching sports and a jukebox and video poker to pass the time when your favorite team is off the field. Beer and wine are high on the drink list. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. 1753 St. Charles Ave., 523-4500

Exposed brick walls, a stone floor and gourmet bar food make this neighborhood bar a place where locals like to hang out. There are more than 10 different types of burgers and a full bar. Begin the evening or finish the night with happy hours from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and 11 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com

Eiffel Society

Found in a head-turning structure, the Eiffel Society is a showcase for contemporary art, performance, cuisine and craft cocktails. Chef Ian Schnoebelen designed the tapas-style menu, while bartender Alan Walter created a list of “nieux classic” cocktails. Wednesday is salsa night with dance lessons starting at 7 p.m. Open Wed.Sat. Smoking: no. 2040 St. Charles Ave., 525-2951; www.eiffelsociety.com

Eleven79

The brick and wood interior of this restaurant bar in a restored 1800s merchant’s cottage provides a romantic warm-up to a night on the town. Half-price drink specials and “mini boats” of shrimp, steak, sausage or oysters start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant menu is available at the bar. Open 5 p.m.

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Fat Harry’s

With large doors opening to St. Charles Avenue, Fat Harry’s attracts a lot of college students, but there also are plenty of patrons who have come to this neighborhood bar for decades to drink in specials like $4.50 pitchers of beer (Monday), $1 off pints (Wednesday) and happy hour until 11 p.m. on Thursday. Watch sports, play pool, video poker or trivia. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Free Wi-Fi. 4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582

Garden District Pub

With exposed brick walls and a copper-top bar, this neighborhood haunt exudes the ambience of a 19th-century pub. Sazeracs, absinthe and Cosmopolitans flow freely, and snacks include pizza, stuffed poppers and chips. Football Sunday happy hour is 11:30 a.m. till closing. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 1916 Magazine St., 267-3392; www.gardendistrictpub.com

The Kingpin

A hub of activity Uptown and popular late-night service industry destination, The Kingpin also is a good place to spot random clusters of the Rolling Elvi. A neighborhood bar with some kitschy appeal, it features a shuffleboard and dart boards. There’s free barbecue during Saints games. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m. weekdays. 1307 Lyons St., 8912373; www.kingpinbar.com

high-definition screen. There’s free food and half-price hangover remedy drinks on Saints Sundays, and more than 30 wines by the glass every day. Open 3 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 6 p.m. Sun. (except football season). Smoking: yes. Pool table, shuffleboard. 6100 Magazine St., 899-4800; www.monkeyhillbar.com

La Thai Uptown

This bar opens early to screen college football or Saints games on Saturday and Sunday, and offers Bloody Mary and mimosa specials. Nirvana cocktails are free during Sunday games, and well drinks are two-for-one from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. When the game’s not on listen to the jukebox or playing darts or pool. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 3101 Magazine St., 891-1777

Chic, modern decor is a sleek backdrop for an array of sparkling Asian flavors and inventive cocktails, which include the lychee-tini and fresh fruit mojitos. A full menu of Thai staples and Louisiana seafood, like spring rolls and coconut shrimp, complements the bar. Happy hour is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tues. Open 11 a.m. Tues.-Sat., noon Sun. Smoking: no. 4938 Prytania St., 8998836; www.lathaiuptown.com

Le Bon Temps Roule

Toss back a cold one and commune with the tiled alligators in the back bar of this neighborhood tavern, play a game of pool or just visit with the bartenders and regular patrons. The Soul Rebels play every Thursday; a variety of other musical acts perform on other nights. Friday features free oysters. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 4801 Magazine St., 895-8117

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It’s a quintessential gritty dive bar that resembles an ancient tavern that opens onto an untamed patio. Throw down a round of stiff drinks and squeeze a bunch of friends into the photo booth, or dance to the wellstocked jukebox. There are regular specialty nights and occasional live music and DJs. Opens at 8 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes. 961 St. Mary St., 523-0050; www.saintnola.com

St. Joe’s Bar

The Mayfair is a beloved locals-only spot with brisk bartenders, cheap drinks and Carnival memorabilia covering the walls. The daily happy hour (noon to 7 p.m.) offers a quarter discount on drinks. The bar also has two pool tables, an Internet jukebox and a large selection of liquor. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Cash only. 1505 Amelia St., 895-9163

This neighborhood dive bar features religious artifacts hanging from wooden walls, a pool table in the back of the bar and an Asian-style garden on the back patio. The signature drink is a blueberry mojito made to order with fresh fruit and mint. Open daily. Smoking: yes (cigars on the patio only). Dog friendly. 5535 Magazine St., 899-3744

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This neighborhood bar presents a selection of cigars for sale — and a comfortable setting to enjoy them. It screens New Orleans Saints, Hornets and Chicago Cubs games, and a dart league plays on Tuesday. For those not ready for league play, there’s video poker, Internet radio and free Wi-Fi. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 1312 Milan St., 895-1836

Monkey Hill Bar

This bar is a good place to take a date, sit at the bar and gaze at the 40 single-malt Scotches sparkling against the mirrored bar back. Couches and lounge chairs are comfortable spots for watching sports and special screenings on the 120-inch

There’s always a party atmosphere at this popular restaurant bar, known for its margaritas, both frozen and on the rocks. You can get a large for the price of a small size or two-for-one mixed drinks from 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. every day. The restaurant’s Tex-Mex menu is available at the bar, which has a number of tables. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. 3636 St. Charles Ave., 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com

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Tracey’s

Irish Channel denizens will find many familiar faces at Tracey’s, where staff from the old Parasol’s moved en masse this summer. They brought the kitchen’s famous roast beef po-boy recipe with them too. Darts, pool and 18 TVs complete the scene at this new bar with well-established street cred. Open daily. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN GamePlan. Smoking: yes. 2604 Magazine St., 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com

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Set in an 1883 mansion designed by famed architect Thomas Sully for top U.S. cigar manufacturer Simon Hernsheim, this hotel lounge offers a romantic atmosphere and an air of history. Hernsheim made deals for his company at the bar, which now serves a menu of Sazeracs, mint juleps, Bloody Marys, beer, wine and more. Tapas and bistro fare are available. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. The Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com

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Beepster’s Tavern

Dance to the jukebox or take a turn at karaoke at this neighborhood sports bar. Get $8 buckets of longnecks while you watch the Saints, LSU or Monday Night Football on the TV, or play darts, pool and video poker. Barbecue is served during football games. Open 1 p.m.-2 a.m. daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 2229 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-8615

Fox and Hound

Fox and Hound is one of the largest bars in town, and with more TVs than mission control, including some big enough to rival an arena JumboTron, it’s easy to get immersed in your game of choice. There are promotions galore, including beer pong on Tuesdays during November. Beer specials

change daily. Open daily. Smoking: no. 1200 S. Cleariew Pkwy., Harahan, 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com

Phil’s Grill

This new location of the Metairie-born burger and beer restaurant has an expanded bar area, where it serves house-made infused vodka, Abita, NOLA Brew and other beers. A novelty is a shot of Kahlua, Baileys or Chambord in a handdipped shake. Wine Down Wednesday gets you a bottle of house wine for $12, or $1.50 will buy you a beer during happy hour every day. Open daily. Smoking: no. 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 3051705; www.phils-grill.com

Shimmy Shack

Housed in one of Saints owner Tom Benson’s former banks, the ostrich-skin bar at this craft cocktail lounge is topped with centuriesold cypress stained with 150-year-old Grand Marnier. New Orleans-style drinks and classic cocktails are the specialties, but there also is cold beer. There’s a deck with outdoor seating, and there are food and drink specials every day. Open daily. Smoking: deck only. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6 p.m. daily. 1855 Dock St., Harahan, 729-4442

Jefferson

Rivershack Tavern

Saddle up to the silly stools at this River Road roadhouse, where mannequin legs stand in for conventional bar stools, and proudly dubbed “tacky ashtrays,” knickknacks and portraits blanket the bar. There’s live music Thursday through Saturday and plenty of drink specials, including $2 pints Wednesday night and two-for-one Stoli and Sailor Jerry on Thursday. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 4 p.m- 7 p.m. Mon.-Thu. 3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com

Kenner

3rd Rock Tavern

This cozy bar near Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is always open, and offers $8 buckets of longnecks during Monday Night Football and Saints and LSU games. Video poker, a rocking jukebox and karaoke are other options, and live music starts at 11 p.m. on Saturday. Free barbecue starts Sunday at 4 p.m. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 2703 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 465-0755; www.myspace.com/3rdrocktavern

Champion’s Sports Pub and Grill

Come in to watch the Saints, LSU or Monday Night Football and get $8 buckets of longnecks during the games. Saturday night features karaoke, or take a turn at video poker or darts. Hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches and appetizers are available. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. 329 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 461-8080; www.championssportspub.com

Fat Molly’s Pizza & Beer

A restaurant in the heart of Kenner near the airport, Fat Molly’s offers 30 different beers served at the 20-seat bar or the 10 surrounding tables. Examine works by local artists that hang on the walls for watch sports on flatscreen TVs. Pizza, specialty sandwiches and salads are available. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. 2400 21st St., Kenner, 305-1017; www.fatmollyspizza.com

Liuzza’s Sports Bar

Trivia games, shuffleboard, darts, pool, video poker, televised sports and free Wi-Fi provide fun for the sports crowd, and a jukebox, karaoke (Saturday) and periodic live music entertain other visitors. Liuzza’s is known for its frosty 18-ounce schooners of beer, Tiger Punch or Bloody Marys, and there’s free food during LSU and Saints football games. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 11 a.m.6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 2500 W. Metairie Ave., Kenner, 712-0786

Southshore Tavern

DJ Seanie spins favorite oldschool tunes on Throwback Fridays, and Saturday features a guest DJ or live band. Start the week with Manic Mondays: happy hour all day and night. The bar opens at noon on Sunday for Saints games. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Free Buzztime Trivia and Texas Hold ’Em. 2204 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-3852; www.facebook. com/southshoretavern

Stingray’s Grill & Bar

This neighborhood restaurant bar has flat-screen TVs behind the bar and video poker, and a menu of seafood, Italian dishes, appetizers and po-boys. Regulars favor the beer, margaritas. Patrons get twofor-one drinks and half-price appetizers on Friday and Saturday and other drink specials during the week.


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A sports bar that takes the title seriously, the Tavern screens football games, ultimate fighting, boxing and more. It also has a shuffleboard, Ping-Pong table, air hockey, football, dart boards and pool tables — as well as 20 beers on tap. There’s also a songwriters night. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. every day, and 20-ounce ribeyes are $12.75 all the time. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 305-0669

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Describing itself as a neighborhood bar with an attitude, 22nd Street Bar has a jukebox filled with popular music, or you can become a star yourself on the karaoke machine. Enjoy free drinks from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and steak specials on Thursday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Pool table, video poker, free Wi-Fi. 3013 22nd

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Babylon Music & Sports Bar

A hot spot for the local service industry, Babylon hosts live music, DJs, and also has a jukebox. Wednesday is karaoke night, Thursday features music by Charlie Cuccia (aka Jake the Snake from the Topcats) from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., and local bands play Friday and Saturday. The bar opens at 8 a.m. on Sundays for Saints games. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2917 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 324-9961; www.babylonsportsbar.com

Beach House

There is live music most nights at musician Bobby Cure’s place, which has a casual atmosphere and the attitude of an old-line New Orleans neighborhood bar. You can dance, watch sports on TV, play trivia games at the bar or video poker while enjoying drinks and a menu with changing dinner specials. Open Tue.-Fri. and 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Smoking: yes. 2401 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, 456-7470; www.bobbycure.com

Big’s Trudeau Tavern

Someone wins a bar tab every time the Saints or LSU scores, and if they score in the last 2 minutes of either half, the value of the tab doubles. There’s a lot for sporting types to love: a competitive Ping-Pong league, seven TVs (three with 50-inch screens), a dart board, pool table and jukebox. Eat free red beans and rice on Mondays and get free food during football games on Saturday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. 717 Trudeau Drive, Metairie, 469-2221

Bobby Jack’s Critic’s Choice

Located off Veterans Memorial Boulevard behind Hooters, this neighborhood sports bar offers free brunch for all noon Saints games, as well as $3 Bloody Marys and mimosas, beer specials and giveaways. LSU games come with $8 burgers, and steak night on Wednesday offers a $12 8-ounce filet. Split-shift happy hours are 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight Mon.Fri. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 4725 Quincy St., Metairie, 887-9809 page 43

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C Beever’s Bar of Music

Open since 1974, the bar is lined with brass plaques honoring regulars who often refer to it as “The Beeve.” It hosts live music and DJs, plus lots of specialty nights, including an open mic comedy competition on Sunday and dart leagues on Tuesday and Friday. Get free touchdown shots and beer specials during Saints and LSU games. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, 887-9401; www.cbeevers.com

Capri Blu Bar

Tucked inside Andrea’s Restaurant, this elegant refuge just off Causeway Boulevard serves a full range of cocktails, a broad selection of wines by the glass, as well as aperitifs, digestifs, Cognacs and gruppas. Chef Andrea Apuzzo prepares small plates from his homestyle Italian kitchen for bar nibblers. Phil Melancon is on the grand piano from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com.

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Coach’s Corner

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Lager’s International Ale House

The people who brought you the Bulldog pubs also run this outpost of worldly brews in Metairie. More than 70 draft beers are a major draw, as are all the TVs for game day and a menu of bar snacks and sandwiches. Keep your decorated pint glasses on Wednesdays. Open daily. Smoking: no. Happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com

Colby’s Cocktails

The casual surroundings provide a fun-loving atmosphere that draws revelers both college age and more mature. Flat-screen TVs play Saints and LSU games, and customers get free shots for every Saints score. Women get three free drinks during ladies night on Monday. Open 24 hours Wed.-Sun. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu. 4450 Wabash St., Metairie, 885-2426; www.colbyscocktails.com

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Dive into Muddled Margarita Night on Monday, featuring a different fresh fruit margarita each week. Live music is performed every Friday, there’s a 10-foot highdefinition projector screen and trivia on Wednesday at 8 p.m. A jukebox, pool table, dart board, TV sports and video poker provide entertainment as well. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3408 28th St., Metairie, 324-9428

Hurricanes Sports Bar

There’s never a cover charge for live music, and you can always find it here Friday and Saturday. Watch movies or sports on the 17 TVs, or play darts, pool or video poker. The menu offers American dishes. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Free Wi-Fi. 1414 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-0050; www.myspace.com/hurricanessports

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Jiggers Bar & Grill

This lively neighborhood bar shows all UFC fights and NFL games and has $1,000 giveaways during Monday Night Football, plus free shots during all Saints and LSU games. You can play trivia, darts, pool and video poker or order from a bar menu of burgers, wings, nachos and wraps. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Free Wi-Fi. 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8283555; www.jiggersgrill.com

Joe’s Caddy Corner Bar & Grill

Show up for barbecues during Saints games and

take advantage of well drinks for $2.25, available all day every day. When you’re not watching a game, play one on the electric dart board, soft-tip dart board or pool table. Food choices include burgers, seafood, po-boys and plate specials. Monday evening is steak night. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 4532 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 885-1164

Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Grill

This bar takes sports seriously, with a 96-inch big-screen TV, 15 flat-screen TVs and baseball and NFL sports packages so no one misses a game. There are eight specialty beers on

tap, wine and other drinks, and you can pair them with wraps, salads, burgers and sandwiches. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3535 Severn Ave., Suites 9-10, Metairie, 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola.com

Kool Kats Bar

A seafood boil every Friday and free barbecue on Sunday (along with two-for-one well drinks) pull in regulars, who also come for live music on Thursday, Buzztime trivia, Texas Hold ’Em poker, darts, televised games and free Wi-Fi. The generous happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every

Spend Sundays with the Yat Pack at this quaint, old-time lounge in the heart of Metairie. The specialty here is Ketel One martinis, but it’s hard to beat the $1 beers and $2 mixed drinks during Friday happy hour. There is live music on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, plus a free jukebox and DJs other nights. Open 24 hours. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 2501 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, 885-1677

Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar

Marilyn Monroe is the star here and occupies places of honor in the decor. Patrons return to enjoy a friendly, cozy atmosphere with no specialty night gimmicks. There are dart boards galore and three pool tables. Burgers, po-boys and sandwiches populate the menu. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9540

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This recent addition to Fat City loves the ladies. Both Friday’s Girls’ Night Out and Sophisticated Saturday events at the 8,000-square-foot club offer complimentary Champagne to women from 10 p.m. to midnight. The bar also hosts fashion shows, performances by the Brown! Improv comedy troupe, standup comedians, body sushi events and more. Open Thu.Sat. Smoking: yes. 3515 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 309-5325; www.citybarnola.com

day. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 3224 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-5911

stretching from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. A DJ spins on Friday nights, while on Saturdays, bands take the stage to rock the house. Regulars sip the potent house punch and play darts, pool and shuffleboard. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2221 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 888-6685

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Players Pub

Whether you want to exercise your vocal cords or your elbow — or both — you can get a workout at this sports bar. There’s karaoke on Sunday night, pool leagues on Monday and Wednesday and dart league play on Tuesday and Thursday. Watch sports on the bar’s six TVs, or try your luck at video poker and trivia games. DJs and a jukebox provide the right beat for downing $1.50 20-ounce schooners of beer. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2012 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 885-6853

Pub Zero

A newly remodeled patio provides fresh air after getting your groove on to DJs Thursday and Friday at this daiquiri bar. There is periodic live music for special events. Quench your thirst with twofor-one drinks during Saints games, and happy hour from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 3560 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-9100

Sports Beat Pub & Cafe

This sports bar gets rowdy when LSU or Saints games are on TV. On other days, join in a friendly game of darts, play video poker or move your feet to the jukebox or DJs who make regular appearances. Wednesday night features an 8-ounce filet with potatoes for $10 and there are plate lunches every day. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3330 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 838-9563

Winston’s Pub & Patio

Taxidermied quail, comfortable couches and warm mahogany furnishings all play to Winston’s cigar bar/pub atmosphere. A jukebox provides background music, games and are screened on TVs. Get $1 off draft beers and well cocktails during happy hour from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and you can get burgers, fish ’n’ chips and appetizers even late at night. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Video poker, free Wi-Fi. 531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705

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Boston Pub

This neighborhood bar in downtown Covington has a laid-back attitude. There is a big-screen TV for Saints and LSU games, a pool table

and a jukebox. Open 3 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 6 p.m. Sat. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri. 517 E. Boston St., (985) 893-9907

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The Barley Oak

There are more than 100 specialty bars from around the world, and Monday through Thursday, it picks a country and offers $2 off beers brewed there. Domestic longnecks are $2 and Pabst Blue Ribbon is $1 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and there’s occasional live music. Burgers, sandwiches and German-style sausage plates dot the menu. 2101 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-7420; www.thebarleyoak.com

The Beach House Bar & Grill

Push your toes in the sand and sip a cocktail made with fresh fruit and mint while sitting on the beach — or stay high and dry on a deck overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. Sunset happy hour (2 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue-Fri.) features $3 margaritas and other drink specials. There’s live music on Tuesday and a bistro menu every day. Open daily. Smoking: patio only. Pet friendly. 124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.thebeachhousemandeville.com

Howlin’ Wolf Northshore

The original Howlin’ Wolf earned a reputation for bringing national touring acts to town as well as providing a space for local alt musicians performing outside of the traditional New Orleans style. This second Howlin’ Wolf brings the same approach to the Northshore, with eclectic bands scheduled on weekends. Open Fri.-Sat. Smoking: patio only. 1623 Montgomery St., Mandeville, (985) 626-1616; www.thehowlinwolf.com

Interference

This sports bar features NFL Sunday Ticket on TV and shows all LSU and Hornets games. It also has trivia games, darts and free Wi-Fi. Sip a mango margarita or California Bomb and dine on burgers and other bar foods. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour noon-6 p.m. daily. 2213 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-1655; www.interferencesportsbar.com

Obelisk Wine Bar & Art Gallery Soak in some culture at

this lounge, with rotating exhibits by local artists and live music: Big Daddy O plays blues on Thursday, and the Saunders Trio performs New Orleans jazz on Saturday. The living room-style setting is a comfortable spot to sip martinis or one of the bar’s 72 wines by the glass. A wine tasting and buffet starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Open: 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Smoking: no. 22 St. Ann Drive, Mandeville, (985) 674-4215; www.obeliskwinebar.com

Slidell

Speckled T’s

Listen to live music Wednesday through Saturday at this restaurant bar, opened by the folks who own Camellia Cafe in Slidell and Abita Springs. Speckled T’s offers two-for-one drinks during daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Seafood specials change daily. Open daily. Smoking: no. 158 S. Military Road, Slidell, (985) 646-1728

Tooloula’s

Listen to live music on Saturday nights or play chicken drop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. On other days, play trivia games, darts and pool, watch sports on TV or dance to a DJ or jukebox. Domestic drafts are $1 during happy hour from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and tamales are available at the bar. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 4808 Pontchartrain Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8096; www.facebook.com/tooloulas

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The Crown and Anchor Pub

This charming neighborhood bar in Algiers Point has authentic English pub decor and atmosphere to match. It occasionally stages live music, hosts dart tournaments on Wednesday and quiz night on Thursday, as well as sports on TV. The pub offers a large selection of imported beers and several draft brews. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Dog friendly. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily. 200 Pelican Ave., 227-1007; www.crownanchorpub.com

Dry Dock Cafe

Located near the Algiers Point landing for the Canal Street ferry, this restaurant bar serves reasonably priced cocktails and properly poured Guinness. The old-fashioned wood bar is a regular meeting place for people in the neighborhood or those venturing in to try Sex on the Levee (a specialty drink), or


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This cozy wine bar and courtyard on Algiers Point is housed behind a wine and cheese store. The bar top and tables are made of wood reclaimed from demolished New Orleans houses, with holes filled with wine corks. Wines are sold at retail prices (there’s a $5 corkage fee), and there’s a large selection of craft and imported beers. Food is served Thursday through Saturday. Open: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Smoking: courtyard only. 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www. vine-dine.com

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Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar and Restaurant

Nestled in the charming historic district of Gretna, Gattuso’s has free live musc every Friday and Saturday night, and a generous ladies night on Wednesday (women drink free from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Daily happy hour offers half-price appetizers, $1.50 domestic beer and more from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Check out the patio for drinking and dining from a menu of gourmet salads, wraps, classic New Orleans dishes and more. Open Mon.-Sat., Smoking: patio only. Video poker. Dog-friendly. 435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com

The Rugby Pub

Jerseys, trophies and the flags of rugby-playing nations decorate this tavern, while a lush courtyard evokes a bit of a French Quarter feel. Bands perform periodically, and regulars contribute to a potluck buffet for all Saints games.

The New Orleans rugby team plays nearby and hosts its own post-game parties here. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 2802 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 363-0007; www.therugbypub.com

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On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Boomers features an ever-shifting roster of live music acts with no cover, while Wednesday brings comedians to the stage. Thursday is ladies’ night, when women receive two-for-one drink specials. You can order food at the adjoining buffet. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www. boomtownneworleans.com

Daiquiri Dock

Daiquiris and pool are the specialties, with league play nightly and tournaments at 6 p.m. Sunday. Jäeger shots and beer also are favorites among regulars who come to this neighborhood bar to play on the five championshipgrade pool tables. Pizza will be available soon, but now there are jalapeno poppers, french fries and boudin on a stick. Open daily. Smoking: yes. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 2630 Manhattan Blvd., Suite H, Harvey, 3683622

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just about anything could blow through the door of this roadhouse-style bar. Local rock bands perform on the occasional Saturday. Drop in for the 12-hour-long happy hour (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) and you’ll find cheap domestic beers and two-for-one shots. Open daily. Smoking: yes. 111 Wright Ave., Gretna, 366-9262

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annual Bar guide directory 7 on Fulton CBD/ Warehouse District 12 Bar CBD/

Warehouse District

12-Mile Limit Mid-City 13 Monaghan’s

Faubourg Marigny

45 Tchoup Uptown 3rd Rock Tavern Kenner 22nd Street Bar Metairie

A The Abbey

French Quarter

Beach House Metairie

Cajun Mike’s Pub

Dino’s Bar and Grill

The Beach House Bar & Grill Mandeville

Calegan’s Big Dawgs

The District

Capdeville

The Dive Bar Metairie

Beach on Bourbon French Quarter

Beepter’s Tavern Harahan Beerfest I French Quarter Beerfest II French Quarter Belli Baci Lounge French Quarter

Big’s Trudeau Tavern Metairie

Blue Nile Faubourg Marigny

AllWays Lounge & Theatre Faubourg

Bobby Jack’s Critic’s Choice Metairie

American Sector

French Quarter

Apple Barrel

Boomers at Boomtown Casino Harvey

Marigny

CBD/Warehouse District Faubourg Marigny

Arnaud’s French 75 Bar French Quarter

Attiki French Quarter Aunt Tiki’s

French Quarter

Avenue Pub Uptown

B

B.J.’s Lounge Bywater

Bombay Club

Bootleggers Bar and Grille French Quarter

Boston Pub Covington Bouligny Tavern Uptown Bourbon Cowboy French Quarter

Bourbon Cowboy, Too

Bar Noir CBD/

Warehouse District

Bar Tonique French Quarter Bar UnCommon

CBD/Warehouse District

The Barley Oak Mandeville

The Basin Irish Pub Lakeview

Mid-City

Bayou Park Bar MidCity

Beach Corner Bar & Grill Mid-City

French Quarter

Carrollton Station

Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

Cat’s Meow French Quarter Champion’s Sports Pub and Grill Kenner

Check Point Charlie

Faubourg Marigny

Chickie Wah Wah Mid-City Chocolate Bar Mid-City City Bar Metairie Clever Mid-City Club Caribbean Mid-City

French Quarter French Quarter

Warehouse District

Bridge Lounge Uptown Bruno’s Tavern

Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. French Quarter

Bud Rip’s Bywater Buffa’s Restaurant & Lounge Faubourg Marigny The Bulldog

Mid-City and Uptown

Colby’s Cocktails Metairie

House of Blues

C Beever’s Bar of Music Metairie

Cafe Lafitte In Exile French Quarter

Cafe Prytania Uptown

French Quarter

Howl at the Moon

The Dungeon and Front of the Dungeon

Howlin’ Wolf

French Quarter

French Quarter

CBD/Warehouse District

E

CBD/Warehouse District

Eleven79 Uptown Erin Rose French Quarter

Evangeline II On the Avenue Uptown

Fat Harry’s Uptown

Metairie

I

Iggy’s Faubourg Marigny Interference Mandeville Iris French Quarter

J

Jazz Parlor Saloon French Quarter

Jiggers Bar & Grill Metairie

Faubourg Marigny

Coyote Ugly SaloonNew Orleans

Fox and Hound

French Quarter

Mid-City

Crescent City Brewhouse

The Frat House

The Crown and Anchor English Pub Algiers

Friendly Bar

French Quarter

Cure Uptown

D

d.b.a. Faubourg Marigny Daiquiri Dock Harvey Davenport Lounge French Quarter

Delachaise Uptown Desperados

Faubourg Marigny

Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area Faubourg Marigny

Fritzel’s Jazz Club French Quarter

Funky Pirate French Quarter

G

Garden District Pub Uptown

Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar and Restaurant Gretna

The John

John Paul’s Bar

Harahan

Liuzza’s By the Track Mid-City

Liuzza’s Restaurant and Bar Mid-City Liuzza’s Sports Bar

Faubourg Marigny

Finn McCool’s Irish Pub

Kenner

French Quarter

Hurricanes Sports Bar

Mandeville

Bywater

The Country Club

Little Tropical Isle

CBD/Warehouse District

Fat Molly’s Pizza & Beer

Cosimo’s French Quarter

Lipstixx French Quarter

Howlin’ Wolf Northshore

Mid-City

F

CBD/Warehouse District

Kenner

Ernst Cafe

CBD/Warehouse District

Uptown

Howlin’ Wolf Den

Joe’s Caddy Corner Bar & Grill Metairie

Bullet’s Sports Bar Treme

C

Faubourg Marigny

Dry Dock Cafe Algiers

Cooter Brown’s Tavern Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

LePhare

Dragon’s Den

Extreme Sports Bar and Grille CBD/Warehouse District

Uptown

Hermes Bar French Quarter

Homedale Inn Lakeview

Eiffel Society Restaurant & Lounge Uptown

Last Call Sports Bar & Grille French Quarter Le Bon Temps Roule

French Quarter

Down the Hatch Uptown Faubourg Marigny

Lager’s International Ale House Metairie

Hard Rock Cafe

Hi Ho Lounge

Chart Room Inc. French Quarter

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar Uptown

Coach’s Corner Metairie

The Bayou Bar Uptown Bayou Beer Garden

Carriageway Bar at The Court of Two Sisters

French Quarter

Faubourg Marigny

K

Kajun’s Pub

Faubourg Marigny

Kerry Irish Pub French Quarter

The Kingpin Uptown Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Grill Metairie Kool Kats Bar Metairie

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La Thai Uptown Uptown Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar French Quarter

Loa

Lost Love Lounge Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

CBD/Warehouse District

M Madigan’s

Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

The Maison

Faubourg Marigny

Maple Leaf Bar

Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

Margaritaville Cafe French Quarter

Markey’s Bar Bywater Masquerade

CBD/Warehouse District

The Max Metairie Mayfair Uptown McNulty’s Bitter End Spirits Lakeview The Metropolitan Nightclub CBD/Warehouse District

Mick’s Irish Pub Mid-City

Mid City Yacht Club Mid-City

Milan Lounge Uptown Mimi’s in the Marigny Faubourg Marigny

Molly’s at the Market French Quarter

Monkey Hill Bar Uptown

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Mid-City

Carousel Bar French Quarter

CBD/Warehouse District

Bourbon Pub and Parade

The Bricks Courtyard Bar & Grill CBD/

Banks Street Bar & Grill

Capri Blu Bar Metairie

Dominic’s

French Quarter

Bacchanal Bywater

French Quarter

CBD/Warehouse District

Good Friends Bar

CBD/Warehouse District

Evangeline Lounge

Bourbon Rocks

Balcony Music Club (BMC)

Gretna

CBD/Warehouse District

The Club Miss Mae’s

Babylon Music & Sports Bar Metairie Balcony Bar Uptown

CBD/Warehouse District

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annual Bar guidedirectory N Napoleon’s Itch French Quarter

Tuesday: Candy Riedl Lowe - 7PM

NOLA Tropical Winery

Wednesday: Bobby Cure's Poppa Stoppa Oldies Band - 8PM

New Orleans Original Daiquiris Citywide

CBD/Warehouse District

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Thursday: The Beach House All Stars - 8PM

Oak Riverbend/

Sunday: Bobby Cure's Gumbo Band - 6:30PM Friday & Saturday: Live Music CALL FOR SCHEDULE

Carrollton/ University Area

Obelisk Wine Bar & Art Gallery Mandeville Old Point Bar Algiers One Eyed Jacks

Weekday Happy Hour 3-6pm

French Quarter

One Restaurant and Lounge Riverbend/

AVA I L A B L E F O R P R I VAT E P A R T I E S

Carrollton/ University Area

Orleans Grapevine

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French Quarter Metairie

Closed: Monday • Tuesday: 3-Until • Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11-Until • Saturday: 6-Until • Sunday: 5-Until

Outerbanks Mid-City Oz French Quarter

P

Pal’s Lounge Mid-City Parkview Tavern Mid-City Pat O’Brien’s

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Patio Bar & Secret Garden Bywater Phil’s Grill

Harahan & Metairie

Phillips Bar & Restaurant Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

Phoenix Bar

Faubourg Marigny

Players Pub Metairie Pravda! French Quarter Pub Zero Metairie

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R Bar Faubourg Marigny Ralph’s on the Park Mid-City

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Rita’s Tequila House French Quarter

Rivershack Tavern Jefferson

Roberts Bar Riverbend/

Carrollton/ University Area Rock ’n’ Bowl Mid-City

Rock-N-Sake

CBD/Warehouse District

The Roosevelt Hotel Bar CBD/Warehouse District

Rendezvous Tavern Uptown

Rick’s Cabaret ®

French Quarter

Rick’s Sporting Saloon

Studio A Lakeview Superior Bar & Grill Uptown

Swizzle Stick

CBD/Warehouse District Sylvain French Quarter

T Tango’s Lounge French Quarter

Rotolo’s Pizzeria

Tavern on Vets Kenner Temptations

Rubyfruit Jungle

Three Legged Dog

French Quarter French Quarter

The Rugby Pub Gretna Rusty Nail

CBD/Warehouse District

Ruthie’s Bar at the Marigny Brasserie Faubourg Marigny

S

Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar

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The Saint Bar & Lounge Uptown

St. Joe’s Bar Uptown St. Roch Tavern Bywater Saturn Bar Bywater The Sazerac Bar CBD/Warehouse District Scores French Quarter

French Quarter French Quarter

Three Muses

Faubourg Marigny

Tipitina’s Uptown Tommy’s Wine Bar

CBD/ Warehouse District

Tooloula’s Slidell Tracey’s Uptown Tropical Isle French Quarter

Tropical Isle Bayou Club French Quarter Tropical Isle Original French Quarter

Turtle Bay Food & Spirits French Quarter

V

Shamrock Bar & Grill Riverbend/ Carrollton/ University Area

Shimmy Shack Harahan ShoBar French Quarter Sidney’s Saloon Treme Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge Riverbend/Carrollton/ University Area

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro Faubourg Marigny

Southshore Tavern Kenner

Vaughan’s Lounge Bywater

Victorian Lounge at the Columns Hotel Uptown

Vine & Dine Algiers

W

Whiskey Blue

CBD/Warehouse District

Wine Institute of New Orleans CBD/

Warehouse District

Speckled T’s Slidell Sports Beat Pub & Cafe

Winston’s Pub & Patio

Spotted Cat

Wit’s Inn Bar & Pizza Kitchen Mid-City

Metairie

Faubourg Marigny

Metairie

Y

Starlight By The Park French Quarter

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar

Yuki Izakaya

Faubourg Marigny

Lakeview

Stiletto’s French Quarter Stingray’s Grill & Bar Kenner

Z Zachary’s By the Lake Lakeview


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This colorful capiz shell centerpiece is as versatile as it is unique. Removable tea light holders can be used alone, as a set, or as floating luminaries in a water feature — candelabra, $40, candle holders, $18 each at Sabai Jewelry Gallery (924 Royal St., 525-6211; 3115 Magazine St., 8999555; www.sabaijewelry.com).

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Party planning is a pleasure when you keep track of the details in this handmade journal. Featuring thick, acid-free paper and sturdy construction, it’s impressive enough to moonlight as a guest register when the big day arrives — $37.50 at Forstall Art Supplies (3137 Calhoun St., 866-4278, www.forstallart.com).

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Delight guests with these fun and functional conversation pieces. Waldburg balsam raspberry vinegar and rosemary extra virgin olive oil in Adam and Eve bottles are $25.36 for the set at Vom Fass (5725 Magazine St., 302-1455; www.vomfassnola.com).

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2027 Metairie Rd. Old Metairie

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3449 River Road, Jefferson

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Vine & Dine

Winston’s Pub

Wit’s Inn

141 Delaronde St. Algiers

531 Metairie Rd. Old Metairie

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701 Convention Center Blvd. Warehouse District

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Bombay Club

4529 Tchoupitoulas St. Uptown

4401 Banks St. Mid-City

Shamrock

830 Conti St. French Quarter

4133 S. Carrollton Ave. Mid-City

Bayou Beer Garden

Bayou Park Bar

Bulldog Uptown

326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy Mid-City

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Bobby Cures Beach House

Bywater Bar-B-Que

5135 Canal Blvd. Mid-City

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Clever Wine Bar

Colby’s Cocktails

2828 Canal St. Mid-City

3700 Orleans Ave. Mid-City

4450 Wabash St. Metairie

Coach’s Corner

C. Beevers 2507 Woodlawn Ave. Metairie

Dino’s Bar and Grill

2221 Transcontinental Dr. Metairie

Eiffel Society

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hile Rene Broussard had no problem finding new and award winning films from around the globe to fill the 55 slots in Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center’s fourth annual New Orleans Middle East Film Festival, there are some aspects that make the festival a challenge to promote. “There are two words that guarantee that no one will come see a film,” Broussard says. “AIDS and Iraq. Aside from The Hurt Locker, nothing keeps people away from a theater more than the word Iraq.” But Broussard has never shied away from a controversial topic and his film series and festivals have often attempted to fill in the massive deficits of exposure to some cultures and areas of the world. In the wake of President George Bush’s coining of the term “Axis of Evil,” Zeitgeist ran a series of films about the nations of Iraq, Iran and North Korea, most of them not about politics but aspects of art, culture and daily life in those nations. In creating the New Orleans Middle East Film Festival in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, he had a more direct idea about its relevance to New Orleans. “There were a lot of parallels with the Palestinians and what we were facing with the right of return, environmental and water rights and land grabs, whether it’s housing projects or getting rid of villages,” Broussard says. The festival opens this week with the U.S. premiere of the Turkish film Dark Cloud (8 p.m. Friday), an Islamic art show and a dance performance by an artist in residence at the Central City Artist Project.

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Beach house — Candy RiedlLowe, 7 Blue nile — Dave Cappello & Jeff Albert, 10 BMc — Abita Blues, 7; Calvin Johnson, 9:30 cafe negril — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9

carrollTon sTaTion — Notes & Quotes Songwriters Night, 9 check PoinT charlie — Nervous Duane, 7; Jimmy Howell, 11 chickie Wah Wah — John Mooney, 8

circle Bar — Tom Paines, 6; Partyguy, Scarecrow Sonic Boombox, Dead People, Fast Boyfriends, 10 d.B.a. — New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 9

dos Jefes uPToWn cigar Bar — Tom Hook, 9:30 hosTel neW orleans — Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8

hoWlin’ Wolf (The den) — The Big Busk: A Night of Burlesque & Music feat. Dirty Bourbon River Show, 9 irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason Marsalis, 8

JiMMy BuffeTT’s MargariTaville cafe — Jimmy James, 2; Brint Anderson, 7 kerry irish PuB — Steve Keith, 9

lafiTTe’s BlacksMiTh shoP — Mike Hood, 9 liTTle TroPical isle — Marc Stone, 4:30; Jason Bishop, 9

Mahalia Jackson TheaTer for The PerforMing arTs — Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, 8 MaPle leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 My Bar — Danny T, 8

neuTral ground coffeehouse — B-List AllStars, 9; Buddy Mann, 10 oak — Reed Alleman, 7

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old oPera house — Charlie Cuccia & Old No. 7 Band, 7 one eyed Jacks — Posies, Aqueduct, M.O.T.O., 9

PreservaTion hall — Glen David Andrews, 8

ralPh’s on The Park — Larry Sieberth, 5 rock ’n’ BoWl — 61 South, 8:30

snug harBor Jazz BisTro — Chris Adkins Quartet, 8 & 10 sPoTTed caT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10

TiPiTina’s — Expendables, John Brown’s Body, C-Money & the Players, 9 TroPical isle Bayou cluB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 5; T’Canaille, 9 TroPical isle BourBon — Frank Fairbanks, 5; Damien Louviere, 9 TroPical isle original — Rainmaker, 1; Butch Fields Band, 5; Radio Active, 9 yuki izakaya — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

Wednesday 24 12 Bar — Lynn Drury, 7

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CheCk Point Charlie — T-Bone Stone, 7; House of Cards, 11 ChiCkie Wah Wah — Leslie Smith, Cosmos, 8

CirCle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6; Hosannas, Fabulous Diamonds, Pigeons, 10 Columns hotel — Kristina Morales, 8

d.B.a. — Tin Men, 7; Jon Gros & the Roadmasters, 10

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funky Pirate — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8 hi-ho lounge — Black Label Underwear, 10

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sPotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 tiPitina’s — Anders Osborne feat. Stanton Moore & Carl Dufrene, Dave Jordan, Ben Labat & the Happy Devil, 10 troPiCal isle Bayou CluB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 5; T’Canaille, 9 troPiCal isle BourBon — Damien Louviere, 5 & 9

troPiCal isle original — Mark Penton, 1; Debbie & the Deacons, 5; Late as Usual, 9 Windsor Court hotel (Polo CluB lounge) — Zaza, 6 yuki izakaya — By and By, 8

thursday 25 61 Blues highWay — Will Work for Whiskey, 4

BaCChanal — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30 Banks street Bar — Jimmy Hendrix tribute show, 10

Bayou Bar at the PontChartrain hotel — Armand St. Martin, 7 Bayou Park Bar — Ron Hotstream, 9

kerry irish PuB — Chip Wilson, 9

BeaCh house — Beach House All-Stars, 8

laCava’s sPorts Bar — Crossfire, 9

Big al’s saloon — Danny Alexander’s Blues Jam, 8

krazy korner — Death by Orgasm, 8:30

little troPiCal isle — Frank Fairbanks, 4:30 & 9

moJo station — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8

neutral ground Coffeehouse — Cowen Brothers, 9; Marvin & the Cloud, 10 oak — Amanda Walker, 7

old firemen’s hall — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan Maxwell & Brian Melancon, 7:30 old oPera house — Vibe, 8:30 old Point Bar — Mike Burkhart, 8

one eyed JaCks — MyNameIsJohnMichael, Sun Hotel, 9

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman feat. Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Preservation hall — Joe Lastie & Friends, 8

ralPh’s on the Park — Tom McDermott, 5 roCk ’n’ BoWl — Top Cats, 8:30

snug harBor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 sPeCkled t’s — Harvey Jesus

Bistreaux — Paul Longstreth, 7 BmC — Low-Stress Quintet, 7; J.P. Carmody & the Micro Brues, 10

BoomtoWn Casino — Foret Tradition, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & lounge — John Autin, 9

Jimmy Buffett’s margaritaville Cafe — Frank Fairbanks, 2; Outlaw & the Wild Bunch, 7

le Bon temPs roule — Soul Rebels, 11

little troPiCal isle — Al Hebert, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

maPle leaf Bar — The Trio, 10

neutral ground Coffeehouse — Shay, 9; Biff Rose, 10 oak — Kristina Perez, 8

old Point Bar — Blues Frenzy, 6:30 Peggy sue’s lounge — Danny Alexander Blues Band, 6 Preservation hall — New Birth Brass Band, 8 roCk ’n’ BoWl — Geno Delafose, 8:30

sPotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 10

tello’s Bistro — Jerry Nuccio, 5 troPiCal isle Bayou CluB — T’Canaille, 9 troPiCal isle BourBon — Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9

Columns hotel — Freddy Omar, 8

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yuki izakaya — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

hi-ho lounge — Stooges Brass Band, 9:30

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old oPera house — Bonoffs, 4; Vibe, 8:30

CirCle Bar — Sam and Boone, 6; Marvin & the Cloud Wall, 10

funky Pirate — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8

WEDNESDAYS

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Windsor Court hotel (Polo CluB lounge) — Zaza, 6

the famous door — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

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CheCk Point Charlie — Domenic, 7; Steve Olsen, 11

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krazy korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 4; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

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d.B.a. — King James & the Special Men, 9

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Carrollton Station — Hons, 9; John “Papa” Gros, Anders Osborne, John Fohl, 10 CheCk Point Charlie — Motherload, 7; Brothers & Kings, 11

ChiCkie Wah Wah — Wilson & Moore, 5:30; Paul Sanchez, 8; Pony Space, 10 CirCle Bar — Jim O. & Sporadic Fanatics, 6; James Hall, 10

CluB 7140 — Michael Ward, 8 ColuMnS hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 5

d.B.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; OTRA, 10

doS JefeS uPtoWn Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10

funky Pirate — Mark Penton, 4; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8

herMeS Bar — Panorama Jazz Band, 9:30 & 11 irvin Mayfield’S Jazz PlayhouSe — Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 JiMMy Buffett’S Margaritaville Cafe — Colin Lake, 2; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 7

kerry iriSh PuB — Mike Ryan, 5; Rites of Passage, 9

le Bon teMPS roule — Tom Worrell, 7; Truman Holland & Back Porch Review, 11 little troPiCal iSle — Dwight Breland, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9 the MaiSon — Some Like it Hot!, 8; Josh Sense, Unikrn Fkr (upstairs), 10; Soul Project, 10

MaPle leaf Bar — Bonerama, 10 Market Cafe — Andy K. & Bobby Love, 4:30 neutral ground CoffeehouSe — Daniel Black, 7; 5th Child, 8; Jon Roniger, 9; Mike True, 10; Granville Automatic, 11

oak — Ryan Asprion & Andrew de Buys, 6; Andrew Duhon, 10

old oPera houSe — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30 old Point Bar — Lynn Drury, 9:30 olive BranCh Cafe — Jack Yoder, Greg “Lil G” Rosary, 6

PalM Court Jazz Cafe — Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 PeliCan CluB — Sanford Hinderlie, 7

roCk ’n’ BoWl — Bucktown Allstars, 9:30

Snug harBor Jazz BiStro — Dr. Michael White & Liberty Jazz Band, 8 & 10

SPeCkled t’S — Benny Grunch & the Bunch, Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7

SPotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10

St. roCh tavern — The Way, 9 SWizzle StiCk Bar — YaDonna West Trio, 5 tiPitina’S — Radiators, Boondoggles, 10

toMMy’S Wine Bar — Tommy’s Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9

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troPiCal iSle BourBon — Captain Leo, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9 troPiCal iSle original — Butch Fields Band, 1; Big Feets, 5; Late as Usual, 9

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CirCle Bar — Jazzholes, 6; Testaverde, 10 CoConut CluB — Uncle Wayne Daigrepont, 7:30 ColuMnS hotel — Ryan Way, 8

davenPort lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.B.a. — John Boutte, 8; Papa Grows Funk, 11

deCkBar & grille — Miche & MixMavens, 8

doS JefeS uPtoWn Cigar Bar — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10

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funky Pirate — Mark Penton, 4; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8

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euClid reCordS — Vockah Redu, 5

hi-ho lounge — Off the Dome Emcee Competition, 10

kerry iriSh PuB — Hurricane Refugees, 5; Wilson & Moore, 9

krazy korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

le Bon teMPS roule — Johnny Angel & Swingin’ Demons, 11

WindSor Court hotel (Polo CluB lounge) — Zaza, 6; Anais St. John, 9

little troPiCal iSle — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9

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CarouSel Piano Bar & lounge — John Autin, 9

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speckled T’s — Beagles Trio, 6

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repuBlic new orleans — Emily Osment, 5

old poinT Bar — Brent Walsh Trio, 8

riversHack Tavern — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9

snug HarBor Jazz BisTro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

snug HarBor Jazz BisTro — Rick Trolsen & Neslort CD release, 8 & 10 speckled T’s — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 5 spoTTed caT — Rights of Swing, 3; Ben Polcer & friends, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10

sT. cHarles Tavern — Maryflynn Thomas, 10 a.m.

TipiTina’s — Cajun Fais Do Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30 Tropical isle Bayou cluB — Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 5; T’Canaille, 9

cHampions sporTs puB & grill — Sam Cammarata, 8

Tropical isle BourBon — Marc Stone, 1; Mark Barrett, 5; Debbie & the Deacons, 9

d.B.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Ingrid Lucia, 10

yuki izakaya — Luke Winslow King, 7

circle Bar — Micah McKee & friends, 6; Hairspray Blues, Dives, 10

donna’s Bar & grill — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

11/17/10 10:07:38 PMfunky piraTe — Mark Penton,

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BomBay cluB — Jeff Greenberg, 6

preservaTion Hall — Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Jazz Band, 8

4; Willie Lockett & All Purpose Blues Band, 8

Hi-Ho lounge — Burning Spear Indians, 7

House of Blues — Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.

Howlin’ wolf (THe den) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9

irvin mayfield’s Jazz playHouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7

Jimmy BuffeTT’s margariTaville cafe — Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 2; Cindy Chen, 7 kerry irisH puB — Traditional Irish Session, 5; Dave Stover Project, 8 krazy korner — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30 liTTle Tropical isle — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Lacy Blackledge, 9 madigan’s — Anderson/ Easley Project, 9

maple leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10

old opera House — Bonoffs, 1 old poinT Bar — Wilson & Moore, 3:30

palm courT Jazz cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8

THe precincT — Funk Express,

Tropical isle original — Butch Fields Band, 1; Rhythm & Rain, 5; Late as Usual, 9

monday 29 apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8

BaccHanal — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30

Banks sTreeT Bar — N’awlins Johnnys, 9 BJ’s lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10

Bmc — Fun in the Pocket feat. Mayumi Shara & Reinaldo, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Monday Night Blues Jam, 9:30 cHickie waH waH — Steve Conn, 8

circle Bar — Proud Father, 10

d.B.a. — Glen David Andrews, 9 donna’s Bar & grill — Les Getrex & the Blues All-Star Band, 9

dos Jefes upTown cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30

funky piraTe — Willie Lockett & All Purpose Blues Band, 8 Hi-Ho lounge — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8

irvin mayfield’s Jazz playHouse — Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 kerry irisH puB — Kim Carson, 9

liTTle Tropical isle — Marc Stone, 4:30; Jason Bishop, 9

maple leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10 my Bar — Danny T, 8

spoTTed caT — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

sT. rocH Tavern — Washboard Lissa Orchestra, 7 Tropical isle BourBon — Butch Fields, 5; Can’t Hardly Play Boys, 9 Tropical isle original — Damien Louviere, 1; Big Feets, 5; Rhythm & Rain, 9

classical/ concerts fulTon sTreeT — at Poydras

Street near Harrah’s Hotel — Tue: Miracle on Fulton Street presents Benny Grunch & the Bunch, 6:30; Fri: Gina Brown & Anutha Level, 8; Sat: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 8; Sun: Naydja Cojoe, 4

maHalia Jackson THeaTer for THe performing arTs — 1419 Basin St., 525-1052;

www.mahaliajacksontheater.com — Wed: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 8; Fri: Total Praise Gospel Tour feat. Smokie Norful, Mississippi Mass Choir and D.L. Henry, 7

new orleans Jazz naTional HisTorical park — 916 N.

Peters St., 589-4841; www. nps.gov/jazz/index.htm — Wed: Jim Hession, noon; Sat: Cindy Scott & the Jazz Fantasy League, 2

sT. JosepH aBBey cHurcH — 75376 River Road, St.

Benedict, (985) 892-1800; www.sjasc.edu — Sun: Musaica presents “O Great Mystery: A Christmas Celebration,” 3

sTage door canTeen aT THe naTional world war ii museum — 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 — The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays, Fri-Sat: 8 , Sun: 1

TriniTy episcopal cHurcH —

1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; www.trinitynola.com — Tue: Trinity Artists Series presents Organ & Labyrinth, 6; Thu: Evensong Choir, 6:30; Sun: British Brass Band of Louisiana, 5; Mon: Taize, 6; Mon: Marjorie Garnier & Albinas Prizgintas, 7:15

Tulane universiTy dixon Hall — 6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000 — Mon: Tulane University Jazz Combo, 7


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Now ShowiNg 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

DEEP SEA (NR) — Audiences experience the depths of the ocean. Entergy IMAX DINOSAURS ALIVE! (NR) —

David Clark helms a CGI jaunt in a Jurassic park. Entergy IMAX, Kenner MegaDome DUE DATE (R) — Trying to

make it to his child’s birth in time, a first-time father (Robert Downey Jr.) hitches a ride with an aspiring actor (Zach Galifianakis) for a road trip gone comically awry. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9

FOR COLORED GIRLS (R) —

Tyler Perry adapts Ntozake Shange’s Tony-nominated stage drama with a starstudded cast. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 Salander fights for her life in more ways than one in the final installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. Canal Place

GRAND CANYON: RIVER AT RISK (NR) — Robert Redford

narrates a 15-day river-rafting trip that highlights the beauty of the Colorado River. Entergy IMAX

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 (PG13) — The Hogwarts gang sets

out to find and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s vitality. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — Greg MacGillivray

directs a film about Louisiana’s eroding wetlands and the natural protection they provide against hurricanes. Includes performances by Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw, Allen Toussaint, Chubby Carrier and Marva Wright. Narrated by Meryl Streep. Entergy IMAX

HOWL (NR) — James Franco

plays poet Allen Ginsberg

JACKASS 3-D (R) — The MTV

buffoons add another dimension to their hijinks in their third film. AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 14

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (PG-13) —

Two adults (Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel) with a dissonant relationship unexpectedly become the caregivers of their godchild when the baby’s parents die in an accident. Grand MEGAMIND (PG) — Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller provide the voices in the animated comedy about a supervillain whose life feels meaningless after defeating his nemesis. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 MORNING GLORY (PG-13) — A

television producer (Rachel McAdams) gets handed the task of taking over a flailing morning show with feuding anchors. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

THE NEXT THREE DAYS (PG-13) — A man’s (Russell Crowe)

life takes a sharp turn when his wife (Elizabeth Banks) is accused of murder. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (R) — The sequel to the low-

budget box office hit features a new slate of night-vision terrors. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, Grand, Hollywood 14

RED (PG-13) — Bruce Willis,

Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren star in the action-adventure based on the D.C. Comics graphic novel. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

SAW 3-D (R) — Survivors of Jigsaw’s lethal traps form a support group in the supposed conclusion of the successful horror franchise. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 SECRETARIAT (PG) — The film chronicles the life of Penny Chenery, owner of the Triple Crown-winning racehorse Secretariat. Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SKYLINE (PG-13) — Strange

lights from an extraterrestrial force descend upon Los Angeles and threaten to swallow everyone in the world. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG13) — Aaron Sorkin and

David Fincher’s film follows the complicated ascent of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place UNSTOPPABLE (PG-13) — An

engineer and conductor (Denzel Washington and Chris Pine) begin a race against time when faced with a runaway train carrying toxic chemicals. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

WELCOME TO THE RILEYS (R) — A damaged man (James

Gandolfini) meets a runaway teen (Kristen Stewart) while on a business trip in New Orleans and thinks she might provide the salvation his distant marriage needs. Canal Place

opeNiNg weDNeSDAY 127 HOURS (R) — Screenwriter Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) chronicles the true story of an American mountain climber (James Franco) who was trapped in an isolated Utah canyon after a boulder fell on his arm. FAIR GAME (PG-13) — Naomi Watts and Sean Penn star in the drama based on the memoirs of Valerie Plame, the woman outed as a CIA agent by the Bush administration. FASTER (R) — After being released from prison, a man looks to avenge his brother’s murder — but there are people on the hunt for him, too. LOVE & OTHER DRUGS (R) — A

free spirit who refuses to be tied down (Anne Hathaway) finds her match in a charming pharmaceuticals salesman (Jake Gyllenhaal).

TANGLED (PG) — Mandy

Moore is the voice of Rapunzel, the princess with magical golden hair, in Disney’s animated musical comedy.

opeNiNg FRiDAY BURLESQUE (PG-13) — A smalltown girl (Christina Aguilera) moves to Los Angeles and finds her place in an ailing burlesque theater run by a former dancer (Cher).

SpeciAl ScReeNiNgS BRIT WIT — The Big Top

screens British comedies every week. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com

MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS (NR) — The Laurel

and Hardy comedy is a take

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (NR)— In the 1947 film, a kind

old man playing Santa Claus at a Macy’s department store claims he is really Kris Kringle. Tickets $5.50. Noon SaturdaySunday and Dec. 1, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com

MONTY PYTHON’S THE LIFE OF BRIAN (R) — A Jewish man

born on the same day as, and in the stable next to, Jesus Christ is constantly mistaken for the Messiah. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

VIEUX CARRE MATINEES —

The Historic New Orleans Collections screens short films on Louisiana history and culture. Visit www.hnoc.org for details. Free admission. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. TuesdaySaturday, Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www. lepetittheatre.com

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All the President’s Men captured the drama of two then unknown reporters — Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) — following the story of a break-in that ultimately pitted them against some of the most powerful people in the world, the Nixon administration. There are some strong parallels to the abuse of power and corruption of politics in Fair Game, but Doug Liman, who also directed The Bourne Identity, tunes the story and surrounding context to the pace and suspense of a wartime spy thriller. The then little-known couple that found itself in the sights of the Bush administration are Joe Wilson, a former ambassador to African nations, and his wife Valerie Plame, who had been career covert CIA agent. Based on Wilson’s book (The Politics of Truth), the film picks up the action in 2001 as the Bush administration set its sights on finding intelligence about Iraqi weapons to justify going to war with Saddam Hussein. In a stranger than fiction irony, Wilson was sent to Niger to investigate whether it had supplied a large amount of uranium to Iraq for the assembly of nuclear weapons. Wilson concluded the story was false, but President Bush later claimed in his State of the Union address (January 2003) that it was a known fact. With what were later shown to be a series of bogus intelligence finds, the administration took its case to the American public and the world. Wilson ignited a national political firestorm by publically challenging the administration’s manipulation of intelligence data. In response, administration officials leaked Plame’s top secret identity to the press, and an intense battle to discredit Plame and Wilson began, creating dramatic intrigue highlighting the politicization of intelligence agencies. Sean Penn seems to relish playing Wilson, taking him from silent and supportive of his wife to exceedingly principled and ultimately bombastic and self-righteous. Naomi Watts ably handles a more nuanced performance as Plame, going from a courageous and confident agent to alienated and vilified public figure. The blowback and weight of confronting a presidential administration takes a toll on their marriage, and Wilson and Plame struggle with whether they are fighting to save their family or their reputations, and whether they are in fact fighting each other. Even winning such a battle can have a very high cost (although for some of the people compromised by the leak of her identity, there was an even higher cost). Fair Game heavily incorporates news footage to highlight the drama, and though it doesn’t have the ominous and lasting impact of a film like All the President’s Men, it shows how vicious and high stakes political infighting can be. But both films capture the outrageous nature of an administration’s agents committing crimes against fellow Americans. — Will Coviello

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galleries 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — “The Upward

Spiral,” a group exhibition featuring 13 artists, through Saturday.

A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — Photo-

graphs by Sebastião Salgado, through Jan. 1.

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

ture Exhibition, through Dec. 7.

AG WAGNER STUDIO & GALLERY. 813 Royal St., 561-7440 — Works

by gallery artists; 504 Toys, locally handcrafted toys; both ongoing.

ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 2901395 — “Serene Waters, Clear Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com — “Luminous

Notes,” oil paintings by Michelle Gagliano, through Dec. 24. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www. antennagallery.org — “I Am

an Important Giant,” a group exhibition featuring 31 artists, through Dec. 4.

by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others.

AORTA PROJECTS. Poland Avenue and North Miro Street; www.aortaprojects.blogspot.com — “Blue

Fence,” installation by Jennifer Odem, through December.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings on glass

by Susan Landry; original work and gyclee prints by Claudia Lynch; jewelry by Chester Allen; wood works by Craig Taylor; all through November.

ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture

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

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “Diffuse,” video

by Stephanie Patton, through November. “Flowers,” mixed media by Nicole Charbonnet, through Dec. 24.

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

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www. barristersgallery.com — “Like a

Prayer: Reflections of the 21st Century Feminine,” a group exhibition featuring 20 artists, through December.

BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana! United

We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

BRUNNER GALLERY. 215 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 893-0444; www.brunnergallery. com — Paintings by Elizabeth L. Noble; mixed-media drawings by Dale Newkirk; both through December. BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries.com — Paintings by Dean

Mitchell, ongoing.

BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery. com — “Clay Fancies,” a group

exhibition of ceramic artists, through Dec. 3.

CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings

by Caliche and Pao, ongoing.

CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de

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

CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective.com — “Global Log,” paint-

ings on kitenges by Horton Humble, through November.

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

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

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — Landscapes in oil by Robert

Malone, through November.

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

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

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www. coleprattgallery.com — “New

Landscapes,” oil on canvas landscape paintings by Bill Iles; “The Luxury of Exercise,” prints and mixed-media sculpture by Claudia DeMonte; all through Saturday.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650

Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paintings from the Blue Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium. com — “The Adventures of ...

,” paintings by James Taylor Bonds, through Saturday.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Fragile If,” porcelain ob-

jects by Nikki Jackson, through Dec. 2.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Ethnographic Ter-

minalia,” a juried exhibition in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association Meeting, through Dec. 4.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 4129220; www.dutchalleyonline. com — Works by New Orleans

artists, ongoing.

ELLIOTT GALLERY. 540 Royal St., 523-3554; www.elliottgallery. com — Works by gallery artists

Coignard, Engel, Papart, Petra, Tobiasse, Schneuer and Yrondi, ongoing.

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

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

Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

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

ture by Christopher Taggert; drawings by Marc Andre Robinson; “Standing Heat,” a group exhibition curated by Holly Hughes; “Swarm Orbs,” part of Multispecies Salon 3; all through Dec. 5. GALERIE D’ART FRANCAIS. 541 Royal St., 581-6925 — Works by

Todd White, ongoing.

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

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing.

GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., 894-1588; www.galerieroyale. com — Abstracts on canvas by

Shannon Marie, through Dec. 4.

review infest in the arts Of late, St. Claude Avenue gallery openings have attained a kind of critical mass, with too much to see and too little time. And some events are in a constant state of flux, such as Swarm at Kawliga Studios and the Iron Works (in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association convention), which explores relations between humans and other creatures. The most scientific stuff appears at Kawliga. The absence of explanatory labels is puzzling, but the curators intimate they did this to emphasize the evolutionary ephemeralness of the work. Take the Anti-Rabbit Art installation, a pop-surreal painting paired with a rabbit in a glass box. The painting incorporates blood used in the production of an anti-elephantiasis drug derived from the interaction of microbes, worms and rabbits with the aid of lasers and genetic engineering. “Anti-rabbit” is geek code for a counteragent, and you have to feel for the bunny, who’d clearly rather be in a briar patch, but it’s all for a good cause. Elsewhere on a wall is a list of diseases and the code names of transgenic rats created with human DNA to produce drugs to fight deadly pathogens. Below the list are the cremated remains of the rats in little plastic disco ball reliquaries. Then there are things that glow in petri dishes, as well as works with related themes that look more like traditional art, but you get the picture: you’re in over your head. Even so, it’s not a bad way to be disoriented. The more traditional, strange and surreal weirdo-art appears at the wondrous voodoo-science warehouse that is the Ironworks. Here we have whole new species such as David Hardegree’s multi-eyed flying demon fish (pictured) hovering near an amazing Creole architectural mutant environment by Angela Eve Freese. Local artists Miss Pussycat, Michel Varisco, Alan Gerson, Daphne Loney, Hannah Chalew and David Sullivan mix well with the international group of science-art spelunkers. A great show for anyone interested in mutants, artistic or otherwise. — D. Eric Bookhardt

GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery artists, ongoing.

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THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “Trompe l’Oeil: The Art

of Illusion,” a group exhibition featuring 10 artists, through Dec. 12.

GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www. georgeschmidt.com — Paintings by George Schmidt, ongoing. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — Works by Keith Boadwee, Erin

exhibition for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 27.

Multispecies salon 3: sWarM Kawliga Studios, 3331 St. Claude Ave. The Ironworks, 612 Piety St.; www.wix.com/multispecies/multispecies

Allen, Isaac Gray and Rashaad Newsome curated by Dan Cameron for Prospect.1.5, through Dec. 5. GRAPHITE GALLERIES. 936 Royal St., 565-3739 — “Sinners and

Saints,” works by Joe Hobbs, ongoing.

GUTHRIE CONTEMPORARY. 3815 Magazine St., 897-2688; www. guthriecontemporary.com — “Schemata,” works by Susan Dory, ongoing. HAROUNI GALLERY. 829 Royal St.,

299-8900 — Paintings by David Harouni, ongoing. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www.heriardcimino.com — “River Culture,” sculpture and photographs by Elizabeth Shannon; “Surface Tensions,” porcelain wall sculpture and drawings by Beth Dary for Prospect.1.5, through November. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “Everyday Hybrid,” a group

ISABELLA’S GALLERY. 3331 Severn Ave., Suite 105, Metairie, 779-3202; www.isabellasgallery. com — Hand-blown works by Marc Rosenbaum; raku by Kate Tonguis and John Davis; all ongoing. IVEY & CO. 316 St. Joseph St., 4504677 — “After the Drought,”

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JAMIE HAYES GALLERY. 621 Chartres St., 592-4080; www.jamiehayes.com — New Orleans-style art by Jamie Hayes, ongoing. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Plein Air in the Parish,” oil

paintings by Steve Bourgeois, through November.

JON SCHOOLER GALLERY. 8526 Oak St., 865-7032; www. jonschooler.com — “Subliminal WOWs,” paintings by Jon Schooler, ongoing. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com — “Vines and Lines,” works

by Daisuke Shintani, through Dec. 28.

JULIE NEILL DESIGNS. 3908 Magazine St., 899-4201; www. julieneill.com — “Facade,”

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KAKO GALLERY. 536 Royal St., 565-5445; www.kakogallery.com — Paintings by Don Picou and

Stan Fontaine; “Raku” by Joy Gauss; 3-D wood sculpture by Joe Derr; all ongoing.

KAWLIGA STUDIOS. 3331 St. Claude Ave., (225) 276-8159 — “Life in the

Age of Biotechnology,” a group exhibition for Multispecies Salon 3, through Dec. 5.

KEN KIRSCHMAN ARTSPACE. NOCCA|Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St. — “A Second of Your Time,” a

group exhibition of five artists for Prospect.1.5, through Jan. 7. KKPROJECTS. 2448 N. Villere St., 415-9880; www.kkprojects.org — “Knead,” works by Kristian

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

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

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of Treme,” works by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, ongoing. LE DESIGNS LLC. 3512 Magazine St., 373-6413 — Paintings by Tucker Fitz Hugh Jr. and Vera Deville Judycki; painted ostrich eggs by Tucker Fitz Hugh Jr.; all through Saturday. LE PETIT SALON DE NEW ORLEANS. 906 Royal St., 524-5700 — Paintings by Holly Sarre,

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exhibition of local contemporary artist printmakers, through Dec. 4. LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD. 608 Julia St., 558-6198; www.louisianacrafts.org — Group show

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M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www.mfrancisgallery.com — “La Vie en Rose: The Red Trumpet Series, a Tribute to Louis Armstrong,” paintings, mixed media and sculpture by Myesha Francis, through December. MAHALIA JACKSON EARLY CHILDHOOD & FAMILY LEARNING CENTER. 2405 Jackson Ave. — “The

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

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RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — “My New Orleans: A

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

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RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue. com — Works by George Rodrigue, ongoing. ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO &

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

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museums AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Through A Crowd, Bravely:

The 50th Anniversary of Public School Desegregation in New Orleans,” an exhibition about the 1960 integration of William Frantz and McDonogh 19 elementary schools, through Dec. 22.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Ephemera: River

with Flowers,” installation by Brandon Graving, through Feb. 27. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 5234662; www.hnoc.org — Early

Louisiana furniture from the Magnolia Mound Plantation collection, through Dec. 11. “Mignon Faget: A Life in Art and Design,” textiles, jewelry, prints, linoleum blocks, drawings and glassware by the jewelry designer, through Jan. 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Stick Around for

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6968 — “Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause,” an interactive exhibit exploring the damaging effects of illegal drugs, through Wednesday. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 5686968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “LSU: Building an American

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “Living With Hur-

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MAIN LIBRARY. 219 Loyola Ave., 529-7323; www.nutrias. org — “Hidden from History: Unknown New Orleanians,” photographs of the city’s

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Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010,” through Jan. 23. “Deja Vu All Over Again: Generic Art Solutions;” “Selections from Project 35,” videos selected by Independent Curators International; both through Feb. 13. “The Most Beautiful Day of My Youth,” photographs by Bernard Faucon, through March 13. “Residents and Visitors: 20th Century Photographs of Louisiana,” a collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, through March 27. “Peter Carl Faberge and Other Russian Masters,” permanent collection of Faberge objects; “Six Shooters,” photographs from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.

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Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The weekly long-form improv comedy show features some guys, a girl and someone named John Stewart. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. BROWN! IMPROV COMEDY. City

Bar, 3515 Hessmer Ave., 3095325 — The comedy troupe stars Johnathan Christiansen, Gant Laborde, Ken Lafrance, Bob Murrell and Kelli Rosher. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy.com for details. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

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COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.howlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a weekly open-mic comedy

Family Feud Recover from Thanksgiving with The Bickersons. Maureen and John “Spud” McConnell of WWL 870 AM’s The Spud & Mo Show reprise scripts from the popular radio show featuring the endlessly bantering and feuding couple. The performance (7 p.m.) includes a buffet dinner (6 p.m.). Attendees are asked to bring a can of nonperishable food as a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. Call 259-8038 for show information. Tickets $40. — Will Coviello

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night. (Sign-up time is 10:45 p.m.) Tickets $8. 11 p.m. Friday. DYKES OF HAZARD. Rubyfruit Jungle, 1135 Decatur St., 5711863; www.myspace.com/ rubyfruitjunglenola — Kristen Becker hosts a weekly comedy show with live music, sketch comedy, burlesque and more. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Friday. GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — Actors improvise a comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

GROUND ZERO COMEDY. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 309-7137 — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m; show is 8 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 5255515 — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. Tuesday. LA NUIT STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www. nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an open mic following the God’s Been Drinking show. 11 p.m. Friday.

LAUGH OUT LOUD. Tarantula Arms, 209 Decatur St., 525-5525 — Simple Play presents a weekly comedy show. 10 p.m. Thursday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY.

Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The

interactive improv comedy show features B97 radio personality Stevie G, Lynae LeBlanc, Jay Tombstone, Richard Mayer and others. Call 523-7469 or visit www. nationalcomedycompany.com for details. 10 p.m. Saturday. PERMANENT DAMAGE STAND-UP COMEDY. Bullets Sports Bar, 2441

A.P. Tureaud Ave., 948-4003 — Tony Frederick hosts a stand-up comedy show with professional comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

SIDNEY’S STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

Sidney’s, 1674 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 341-0103 — The show features professional, amateur and first-time comics. Free admission. Sign-up is 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday.

STAND-UP NOLA PRESENTS CAROLINE PICARD FEAT. CAROLYN AGNEW. Boomtown Casino, Boomers

Saloon, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www.boomtownneworleans.com — The stand-up comedians perform. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

STUPID TIME MACHINE. The Factory, 8314 Oak St. — The improv group performs a weekly comedy show. Audiences are asked to bring their own chairs. Tickets $1-$6. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www.carrolltonstation.com — The open-mic showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Wednesday. For complete listings, visit www.bestofneworleans.com.


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events ROAD HOME ASSISTANCE . Community Center of St. Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St., Arabi, 281-2512 — Representatives are available at the center to assist homeowners with questions and concerns. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. SCRABBLE NIGHT. St.

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

TURKEY TEA . Longue Vue

House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — The tea service for children and accompanying adults features songs, stories, games and a fall craft. Pre-registration is required. Admission $18 nonmember children, $25 members; $30 nonmember adults, $25 members. Call 488-5488 ext. 333 or email lvaughn@ longuevue.com for details. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday 27 MUSIC FOR ALL AGES. New

Tammany Parish Public Library, Mandeville Branch, 844 Girod St., (985) 626-4293; www.sttammany.lib.la.us — The library hosts a night of Scrabble playing for adults and teens. 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m

Wednesday 24 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh local goods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market,

French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — The weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost & Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible scripture. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East

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Tuesday 23 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Broadway Street

Market, 200 Broadway St., 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West

Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 — The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m. DIVORCE AND BEYOND. Counseling Solutions of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 835-5007 — A licensed clinical social worker helps group participants going through divorce. Call 835-5007 for details.

Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The American Cancer Society sponsors a group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.

MODEL GREEN HOUSE . 409

Andry St., between Douglass Street and the levee; www. globalgreen.org/neworleans — Global Green provides tours of its model green house, which uses renewable energy from solar panels and other sources. Call 525-2121 or visit the website for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS. The group

conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 5253377 for details.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott. com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala

Ave., Sala Avenue and Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Thursday 25 BRIDGE HOUSE & GRACE HOUSE THANKSGIVING DINNER . Bridge House, 1160

Camp St., 522-2124; www. bridgehouse.org — The substance abuse treatment center hosts the annual dinner for the homeless and indigent. Those interested can volunteer to serve meals or distribute clothing and toiletries. Call 821-7134 or email aspringer@ bridgehouse.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday 26 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets. Visit www.adultchildren.org for details. 6:15 p.m. Fridays.

MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK . Armstrong Park, North

Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday 27 ANDRZEJKI NOLA . Bacchanal,

600 Poland Ave., 948-9111 — The Polish-, Russian- and Scottish-themed St. Andrew’s Day festival features music by Debauche, Zolcka Brass Band and others; a kielbasa-eating contest, scavenger hunt, an air hockey tournament and mud wrestling. Visit www. nolabulls.com for details. Admission $5. 5 p.m.

ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS. Palmer Park, South

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Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St., 589-4841; www.nps.gov/ jazz/index.htm — Children bring their own instruments and play with a professional brass band for an hour-long performance. 11 a.m.

TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux, 1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight.

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Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

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The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — The knitting group meets every Sunday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING .

EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers host a weekly demonstration of woodworking techniques. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING .

J. Singleton School, 1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

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

Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — The weekly rainor-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.

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Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 5692700; www.3rcp.com — The event is a night of shopping, drinking and entertainment. Free admission. Shopping 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., entertainment 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .

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

RENAISSANCE MARKETPLACE OF EASTERN NEW ORLEANS.

Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd. — The market offers cuisine from area restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET.

Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly market offers fresh

Church, 6249 Canal Blvd., 4881319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org — The event features holiday festivities along the Lakeview street, including a visit from Santa Claus, performances by children’s choirs, food and refreshments. 7 p.m.

ST. ANDREW’S DAY TEA. Longue

Thanksgiving Day at the Fair Grounds Race Course has been a festive tradition, usually selling out the clubhouse and drawing a diverse crowd to the rails, since the 1920s. In recent years, track owner Churchill Downs moved opening day up a couple of weeks, but Turkey Day is again the first day of the thoroughbred racing season this year. In another nod to local custom, the first post time has been moved up to 11 a.m. so as not to conflict with the broadcast of the New Orleans Saints at 3:15 p.m. All racing will be completed by 3 p.m., but the game will be broadcast on TVs at the Fair Grounds. Thanksgiving racing opens the 139th season at the third oldest racetrack in the U.S. The 84-day season includes major events like the Louisiana Derby at the end of March, a prelude to the Kentucky Derby for some horses. It will be the first race in the state worth more than $1 million. The monthly Starlight Series starts with 5 p.m. post times and features live music and food and drink specials. The season’s average daily purse is $320,000, and the 63 stakes races are worth a total of $6.7 million. Grandstand admission is free, club level admission is $7. — Jamie Carroll

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Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.marignytheatre.org — The event features all-you-can-eat chili to celebrate the inclusion of the production A Different Woman in the Canadian Fringe Festival. Email texpatriateproductions@hotmail.com for details. Admission $5. 7 p.m.

UPPER NINTH WARD MARKET.

Frederick Douglass Senior High School, 3820 St. Claude Ave. — The weekly Upper Ninth Ward Farmers Market offers fresh local produce, seafood, bread, cheese and plants. Sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium. Call 482-5722 or email ggladney@therenaissan-

DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE .

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

HANUKKAH TASTING . Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119 — The Uptown and Metairie (3420 Veterans Blvd., 888-8225) Whole Foods locations feature special food samples. Noon to 2 p.m. HOLIDAYS ON HARRISON . St.

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Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com — The Caledonian Society of New Orleans’ Scottish-style tea service features pastries, Scottish music and men in kilts. Call 865-0157, lmmcc6952@aol. com or visit www.caledoniansocietyofneworleans.com for details. Admission $15. 5 p.m.

Monday 29 CBT GROUP. Counseling

Solutions of Catholic Charities, 921 Aris Ave., Metairie, 8355007 — A licensed clinical social worker facilitates a 12-week cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group for depression. Call for details. GALATOIRE’S CHRISTMAS TABLE AUCTION . Galatoire’s

Restaurant, 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021; www.galatoires. com — The restaurant auctions a reservation for lunch service the Friday before Christmas to benefit the Galatoire Foundation, Dress for Success New Orleans and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Reservations are recommended. Call 525-6022 for details. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. TOASTMASTERS MEETING . Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans Toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (excepting holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 2518600 or visit www.notoast234. freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS.

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

SPORTS BAYOU CLASSIC . Louisiana

Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www.superdome. com — The event culminat-

ing with the football match between rivals Southern University and Grambling State also features college and job fairs, a KaBOOM! playground build, a fan festival and the battle of the bands and Greek step show. Visit www.statefarmbayouclassic.com for details. Friday-Saturday. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS. New

Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The Hornets play the San Antonio Spurs. Visit www.nba.com/hornets for details. 2 p.m. Sunday.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS GUMBO COOK-OFF. The

International School of Louisiana seeks participants for its gumbo cook-off, which pits professional chefs against community participants. Application deadline is Monday. Call 274-4578, email bazaar@ isl-edu.org or visit www.isl-edu. org for details.

LOUISIANA LEGISLATIVE WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP.

The foundation awards $500 Educational Advancement Opportunity scholarships to young women in Louisiana. Visit www.llwc.louisiana.gov for details. Application deadline is Dec. 1. PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

faith-based nonprofit seeks homes still damaged (50 percent or more) by Hurricane Katrina to be rebuilt. Call 9420444, ext. 244 for details.

RIVER OF WORDS COMPETITION .

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana and the Louisiana Writing Project conduct a poetry and art contest for students ages 5-19. Visit www.riverofwords.org/contest/index.html for details. Submission deadline is Dec. 1.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 8334024 or (800) ACS-2345; 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@hot-

mail.com or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org. ART HOME NEW ORLEANS. The

event featuring self-guided home tours showcasing owners’ art collections seeks venues for the tour and volunteers to assist with the event. The event is Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12. Call 218-4807, email lpage.ci@gmail. com or visit www.cano-la.org 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, 3097304 or (877) 500-7304; www. bbbssela.org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors to area children. 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. Thorough training and support is provided. Call Mike Madej at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email mmadej@casaneworleans.org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marketum-

brella.org seeks 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. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The

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

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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 8370175 or email daveharrell@yahoo. com for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL .

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

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 18 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Ginger Morvant at ginger@la-spca. org for details. 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. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS.

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volunteers ages 16 and up for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www.mda.org/summercamp for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM .

National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The museum is accepting 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. 233 or email janet. mauer@nationalww2museum.org 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 Orleans-area innercity youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New

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Chili reception A chili cookoff sounds like more of a south of the border affair, but this throwdown is aimed north. Veronica Russell (pictured) is hosting the fundraiser to support a Canadian tour of her one-woman show A Different Woman: A True Story of a Texas Childhood. Based on the once-banned autobiography of Gertrude Beasley (My First 30 Years), it chronicles Beasley’s life from growing up with 12 siblings in a poor west Texas family to educating herself and traveling the world as a scholar. The chili cookoff has prizes for spiciest, best vegetarian and best overall chili. Admission includes all-you-can eat sampling while supplies last. To enter the contest, email texpatriateproductions@hotmail.com. Tickets $5. — Will Coviello

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

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

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TOURO VOLUNTEER SERVICES. Touro

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513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The author signs Food Porn Daily: The Cookbook. 1 p.m. Saturday. BARNES & NOBLE JR . Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore hosts regular free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES.

Kitchen Witch Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — The group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday. CORNELL P. LANDRY. Maple Street

Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 8664916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The store hosts a launch party for the author’s new book, One Dat, Two Dat, Are You a Who Dat? 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

DEBRA SHRIVER . Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author signs Stealing Magnolias: Tales From a New Orleans Courtyard. 1 p.m. Saturday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the

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FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair

Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m.

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LYNDA WURSTER DENIGER . Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com — The author signs Salty Seas and His Heroic Friends. 2:30 p.m. Saturday. MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com — The weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday.

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PASS IT ON . Red Star Gallery, 2513 Bayou Road — The gallery hosts a weekly spoken-word and music event. Admission $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. POETRY MEETING . New Orleans

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hanksgiving conjures all sorts of images deeply entwined with the American identity, even if across this vast and diverse country they differ from the holiday’s founding lore. But when it comes to the traditional spirit of Thanksgiving, New Orleans is perhaps more in tune than usual this year. The reason is food — that great cross-cultural medium for holiday celebrations — and in particular our seafood. I suspect New Orleanians will be eating more Gulf seafood this holiday season, and giving thanks that we can. It wasn’t long ago that some local cooks frantically crammed their freezers with shrimp or made batches of seafood stock they hoped to stretch from here to evermore, fearing oil from BP’s damaged Macondo well could change Gulf seafood as we knew it. No one knows the full impact of the oil disaster yet, and we’ll be measuring and monitoring the outcome for years. But seven months after the blowout, there’s cause for relief in the simple fact that we can buy local shrimp for mirliton casseroles, make crab cakes with local product and, yes, even though their supply remains tenuous, we can get local oysters for oyster dressings. Supply is only one part of the equation, however. For our seafood industry to endure, there must be demand for it. Some would-be travelers believed New Orleans remained flooded for years after Hurricane Katrina, despite any measure of logic or tourism marketing efforts. In the same way, it seems inevitable that some will eschew Gulf seafood despite the testing backing up the industry’s assurances of safety. That’s why it’s important for people who care about local seafood — and its role in our economy

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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 Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE — 7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com — Zachary’s serves seafood platters, po-boys, salads, barbecue shrimp and more. Jumbo Gulf shrimp with cane syrup are wrapped in bacon, fried crispy and served with pickled okra salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BARBECUE ABITA BAR-B-Q — 69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 — Slow-cooked brisket and pork are specialty at this Northshore smokehouse. The half-slab rib plate contains six ribs served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

CAFE THE BREAKROOM CAFÉ — 3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 — Breakfasts of eggs, waffles or burritos are served any time at the Breakroom. The breakfast platter rounds up two eggs, bacon and a hashbrown patty. At lunch, the signature Breakroom sandwich is piled high with corned beef, pastrami, purple onion, lettuce and tomato. There’s also a selection of salads and a coffee bar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. 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. $$

ELIZABETH’S RESTAURANT — 601

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

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. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE — 7801 Panola St., 314-1810 — Specialties include crabcakes Benedict — two crabcakes and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and potatoes — and the Sausalito omelet with spinach, mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE — 5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com — The cheese shop offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the world. A small menu includes creative sandwiches, salads and specials. The Radette cheese sandwich includes house-made pastrami and spicy pickles on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The signature Loto-Burger is as good as ever, or try the castle burgers. Fried seafood and plate lunches provide square meals, as do the sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU — 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-0877 — Located in Place St. Charles, Terrazu serves coffee drinks and a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches. The Terrazu salad is topped with boiled shrimp, hearts of palm and avocado. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

VINE & DINE — 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com — The cafe serves cheese boards and charcuterie plates with pate and cured meats. There also is a menu of sandwiches, quesadillas, bruschettas, salads and dips. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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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. $$$

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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. $

THREE HAPPINESS — 1900 Lafayette St., Suite 4, Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness.com — Three Happiness serves Chinese and Vietnames dishes and dim sum specials on weekends. Westlake duck features tender duck with snow peas, corn, straw mushrooms and napa cabbage. Vietnamese crepes are served with pork and shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA — 600 N. Causeway Approach., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.tryyuen.com — House specialties include fried soft-shell crab topped with Tong Cho sauce, and Cantonese-style stir-fried alligator and mushrooms in oyster sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BEN ’N JERRY’S — 3500 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5656 — Ben ’n Jerry’s offers rich ice creams in signature flavors, ice cream cakes, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies and sundaes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines. com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner MonSat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Austin’s cooks hearty Creole and Italian dishes like stuffed soft-shell crab and veal Austin, which is crowned with crabmeat. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LE CITRON BISTRO — 1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro. com — Located in a historic building, the quaint bistro serves starters like chicken and andouille gumbo and fried frogs legs. Entrees include choices like fried chicken, Gulf fish and burgers. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S CREOLE GRILLE— 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.mredsno.com — Mr. Ed’s offers seafood dishes and some Italian accents. Try shrimp beignets with sweet chili glaze or creamy blue crab dip. Eggplant Vincent is a fried eggplant cup filled with crawfish and shrimp and served with pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DELI CELLERS OF RIVER RIDGE — 1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellersrr.com — 1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-8455; www.cellarsrr.com — The deli at this wine shop serves up hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the “spicy bird” with smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a croissant. The shrimp remoulade salad is served over romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ 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 — Sandwiches piled high with cold cuts, salads, hot sandwiches, soups and lunch specials are available at the deli counter. The Cedric features chicken breast, spinach, Swiss, tomatoes and red onions on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

DINER AMERICAN PIE DINER — 2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 4682187 — American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Chicken quesadillas with provolone and sauteed onions and peppers are one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

STEVE’S DINER — 201 St. Charles Ave., 522-8198 — Located in the

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

FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — Enjoy classic French dishes from escargot in garlic butter to veal liver or steak au poivre. Other dishes include roasted duck and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Reservations accepted. 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 BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart.com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 9446666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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. $$

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ITALIAN BACCO — 310 Chartres St., 5222426; www.bacco.com — Bacco blends Italian and contemporary Creole cuisine. Chef Chris Montero artfully prepares homemade pastas and fresh seafood, including lobster and shrimp ravioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL RESTAURANT — 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266 — This Italianstyle eatery serves New Orleans favorites like stuffed crabs with jumbo lump crabmeat with spaghetti bordelaise and trout meuniere with brabant potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. page 101

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COFFEE/DESSERT ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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TONY MANDINA’S RESTAURANT — 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com — Tony Mandina’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine. Dishes include pasta, veal parmigiana, veal Bordelasie and specialties like shrimp Mandina and battered eggplant topped with shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 8913644 — 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. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 5817253; www.rocknsake.com — Rockn-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ATCHAFALAYA RESTAURANT — 901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com — Atchafalaya serves creative contemporary Creole cooking. Shrimp and grits feature head-on Gulf shrimp in a smoked tomato and andouille broth over creamy grits. There’s a Bloody Mary bar at brunch. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MILA — 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com — MiLA takes a fresh approach to Southern and New Orleans cooking, focusing on local produce and refined techniques. Try New Orleans barbecue lobster with lemon confit and fresh thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www. ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman

Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/

MIDDLE EASTERN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun

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

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN CARLOS MENCIA’S MAGGIE RITAS MEXICAN BAR & GRILL — 200

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

COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Come in for fajitas, pressed Cuban sandwiches made with hickory-smoked pork and char-broiled steaks or pork chops. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018

Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S.Carrollton Ave. 486-9550; www. juansflyingburrito.com — This wallet-friendly restaurant offers new takes on Mexican-inspired cooking. It’s known for its mealand-a-half-size signature burritos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031;

1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — These taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. There are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Fried green tomatoes are topped with grilled jumbo shrimp and roasted chili remoulade and capers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St.,

525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.

com — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.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 Deca-

tur 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 poboy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — 626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www. snugjazz.com — Traditional Creole and Cajun fare pepper the menu along with newer creations such as the fish Marigny, topped with Gulf shrimp in a Creole cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEIGHBORHOOD GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100

Magazine St., 373-6579; www. gottgourmetcafe.com — Gott Gourmet’s menu of creative dishes and sandwiches includes a cochon de lait po-boy made with pulled pork, homecooked Dr. Pepper-honey-baked ham, pickles, Gruyere cheese, anchohoney coleslaw and honey mustard-chile mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

KOZ’S — 515 Harrison Ave., 484-

0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com — Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of poboys, ranging from hot sausage to cheeseburger, are available at Koz’s. The Will’s Chamber of Horrors sandwich features roast beef, ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheese, Italian dressing and hot mustard. . No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 4633030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 838-0022 — Popular dishes include seafood-stuffed bell peppers loaded with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat, topped with buttered breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE — 5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8835513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com — The cafe serves soups, salads, po-boys, muffulettas, seafood plates and a few entree plat-

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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. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717

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— 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. $

REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 8991414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 8957272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — This New Orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ R&O’S RESTAURANT — 216 Old

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

SLICE PIZZERIA — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800 — Neapolitan-style pizza rules, but you can buy pizza by the slice and add or subtract toppings as you choose. There are also a full coffee bar, Italian sodas and organic teas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA —

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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. $

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Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454

Magazine St., 899-3374; www. mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the

Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

the table sizzling. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

PARKWAY BAKERY AND TAVERN — 538 N. Hagen Ave., 482-3047 —

GALVEZ RESTAURANT — 914 N.

Parkway serves juicy roast beef po-boys, hot sausage po-boys, fried seafood and more. No reservations. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

SAMMY’S PO-BOYS & CATERING — 901 Veterans Memorial

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

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

MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Or enjoy hot and cold tapas dishes ranging from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metarie

SEAFOOD JACK DEMPSEY’S — 738 Poland

Ave., 943-9914 — The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training-table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish and crawfish pies, plus two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. and dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700

Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — This stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. Tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MARIGNY BRASSERIE — 640

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

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

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania

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

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE — 135

N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 — Noodles abound at this Mid-City eatery, which excels at vinegary chicken salad over shredded cabbage, as well as bowls of steaming pho. Vegetable-laden wonton soup and thick spring rolls make a refreshing, satisfying meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St.,

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PHO NOLA — 3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com — Pho NOLA serves spring rolls and egg rolls, noodle soups, rice and vermicelli dishes and po-boys. Beverages include boba teas, milk teas, coffee drinks and smoothies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE —

2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503 — Willie Mae Seaton’s landmark restaurant is run by her granddaughter and serves her renowned fried chicken. There are also changing daily specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $$

STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE —

Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com — Ruth’s top-quality steaks are broiled in 1,800-degree ovens and arrive at

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

PHO 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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Ingram Barge Company has an opening in their Baton Rouge, La location. Candidates must possess a current Tankerman’s license, a valid TWIC card. Also must possess a valid, current Driver’s license and a High School diploma/GED. This position will be responsible for loading and discharging of diesel fuel and other liquids. Work schedule will be twelve hours per day, on a rotating schedule, this is alive abroad position. Generous daily wage and excellent benefit package. Interested candidates must apply online at www.ingrambarge.com. EOE, M/F/V

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Rebecca is a 1-year-old, spayed, DSH with tuxedo markings. She has sparkling green eyes and enjoys lounging in the sun and playing with balls. To meet Rebecca 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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Crosby is a 4-month-old, neutered, Pit Bull mix. He’s been at the shelter since September and is a roly-poly butterball just in time for Thanksgiving. To meet Crosby 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.

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