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Cross to Bear ..................................................17 Inside the Pentecostal church that is  suing the city for the right to preach on  Bourbon street

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Herb Appeal .....................................................31 an herbacious sweet potato dish Expert Advice ..................................................33 Testicular cancer

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News ...................................................................... 7 Louisiana Voting 101: What you need to  know before you step in the booth Bouquets + Brickbats ................................... 7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Commentary ...................................................... 9 Gambit’s endorsements for Election Day  Scuttlebutt ........................................................10 News briefs and politics Clancy DuBos .................................................13 reading the tea leaves before the election

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A + E News .......................................................49 Laugh it up at Hell Yes fest Music ...................................................................51 PrEVIEW: Maps & atlases............................ 51 Film .......................................................................56 rEVIEW: Skyfall................................................57 Art .........................................................................60 rEVIEW: Derek Larson at the   May gallery .........................................................63 Stage ...................................................................64 rEVIEW: Spill ....................................................65 Events .................................................................67 Crossword + Sudoku ..................................78

Seven Things to Do This Week ................ 5 Peelander z, the Treme Creole gumbo  festival and more

Review ................................................................37 annunciation Fork + Center ..................................................37 all the news that’s fit to eat 5 in Five  .............................................................39 five places for kale 3-Course Interview  .....................................39 Wayne Baquet of Li’l Dizzy’s

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Pearls Over Shanghai Fri.-Sat. Nov. 9-10 | Set in 1930s China, the famed comic operetta revels in white slavery, miscegenation, opium and outrageous humor as sailors, whores, gangsters and aristocrats seek great pleasures and fortunes. At AllWays Lounge and Theatre. PAGE 64. Treme Creole Gumbo Festival Sat.-Sun. Nov. 10-11 | The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s neighborhood festival is loaded with brass bands and Creole comfort food. The lineup includes the Dirty Dozen, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Stooges, Free Agents and Pinettes brass bands and others. There’s Creole cooking from Dunbar’s Creole Restaurant, Li’l Dizzy’s, Linda Green, the”Ya-Ka-Mein Lady,” and others. In Louis Armstrong Park. PAGE 67.


Peelander-Z | The New York-based Japanese band Peelander-Z has fused Ramones-inspired punk with Japanese-style pop cultural fascination, dressing like Power Rangers and offering silly songs like “Tacos Tacos Tacos,” which endlessly repeats “Tacos tacos tacos,” or “S.T.E.A.K.” April release Space Vacation incorporated new wave sounds, but a bigger change was announced at the beginning of this tour, with Peelander Red planning to leave the band following its conclusion. Electric Eel Shock opens at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 51.

Waka Flocka Flame Sun. Nov. 11 | The Atlanta rapper — yes, whose name references Fozzie Bear — scored breakout hits with “No Hands” and the huge-sounding, Lex Luger-produced “Hard in da Paint” from 2010’s Flockaveli. His 2012 sophomore effort, Triple F: Fans, Friends & Family is an all-star-studded followup with his trademark gruff, laid-back voice. At House of Blues. PAGE 51.

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Ladyfest Wed.-Sun. Nov. 7-11 | The festival presents music and art by women and a health fair at the New Orleans Healing Center. On Saturday, the YeMaYa parade through the Faubourg Marigny features a wide array of allfemale Carnival and Social Aid and Pleasure Club marching groups and bands. PAGE 67.


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Louisiana voting 101

Quvenzhane Wallis,

the Louisiana native and young star of the acclaimed Beasts of the Soutern Wild, earned the New Hollywood Award at the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 22. Wallis starred as “Hushpuppy” in Benh Zeitlein’s film, which received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Camera d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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What you need (and what you don’t) when you hit the polls on Tuesday.

was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The New Orleans native began her stand-up comedy career here and has raised millions of dollars for Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. DeGeneres’ honor was telecast in a special on PBS Oct. 30. “Washington, D.C., is so different from where I grew up,” DeGeneres noted on Twitter. “When you take your top off, no one throws beads.”

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SOLACE, Polls in each state require a certain distance between voters and solicitors, including campaign workers. In Texas, state attorney general Greg Abbot has challenged international poll monitors the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for violating a law requiring them to remain 100 feet from voters. Casper says no poll monitoring firms have approached Louisiana — where the legal buffer zone is 600 feet. “We haven’t received any requests for election observers,” she says; though two international firms did perform surveys preceding the elections, she said, they are not monitoring polls. Pollsters would have had to register by Feb. 15 in order to qualify. To make the most of your time at the polls, Casper offers a few suggestions: “Anticipate long lines, bring water, know your ballot ahead of time, and having your ID certainly makes the line go faster,” she says, adding, “We encourage people to study the ballot before they vote.” (You’re limited to three minutes inside the booth.) Casper adds that the commissioners at each polling precinct will help you find your polling location if you’re at the wrong one. The Louisiana secretary of state offers the free mobile app “Geaux Vote” for iPhone and Android devices — enter your name and ZIP code and select from a list of options, including a map to your polling location and sample of the ballot in your area. The secretary of state’s website also offers a web-based version of Geaux Vote (

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the Supporters of Lawyers/Legal Personnel All Concern Encouraged, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary of helping legal personnel connect with one another in times of crisis. Founded by New Orleans attorney Mark Suprenant and U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey, SOLACE has more than 7,700 members in Louisiana and has become a model for programs in 11 states and Puerto Rico.

Michael “Brownie” Brown

may have outdone himself this time. In an interview with Westword, the feckless former FEMA chief was suspicious of the prompt federal response to Hurricane Sandy, comparing it to what he saw as the Obama Administration’s foot-dragging on the Benghazi attacks: “Why was this so quick? … At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question,” Brown said. Only in Brownie World is a prompt federal response problematic.

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n 2002, the Help America Vote Act set federal standards for voting requirements, including providing a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID. Those voter ID requirements vary from state to state. Louisiana is among a handful of states — including Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota — that don’t require voters to present a state-issued ID to vote. In 2012, more than 30 states introduced legislation to adopt or strengthen existing voter ID laws — new laws were passed in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia (though Minnesota’s measure will require voter approval on Tuesday’s ballot). More than 20 states (mostly Democratic) have ruled voter ID laws unconstitutional, or don’t require voters bring a picture ID to the polls, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Opponents say the laws prevent voters or wouldbe voters from casting their votes, while supporters say they’re necessary to prevent fraud. In Louisiana, while showing your ID is preferred, you don’t need one to enter the voting booth. A Louisiana voting commissioner or poll worker asks you for a state-issued picture ID. If you don’t have one, you must present a copy of a bill, a pay stub or a government-issued document with your name and address. Along with one of those documents, you must also sign an affidavit confirming your identity. Affidavits are available at each polling precinct — you don’t have to visit your clerk of court, but “it takes a while,” says Meg Casper, press secretary for Secretary of State Tom Schedler’s office. “It just lengthens your time at the polling place.” Once collected, the affidavits and votes are audited to validate your identity. Staff from the parish’s clerk of court and secretary of state’s office train the voting commissioners and poll workers to handle voters at each precinct. “Our law requires that they hold at least one general training course annually and they must also hold a pre-election course before each federal election,” Casper says. “Each takes about an hour.” If you want to be a volunteer poll worker in future elections, you can visit the Orleans Parish Clerk of Court’s office (2700 Tulane Ave., room 114) or visit the secretary of state’s website ( to print out an application form. To enroll in a training course, you must be a registered voter in Louisiana and at least 17 years old. Voting commissioners may earn up to $250 during an election, performing booth setup and assisting voters.

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U.S. CongreSS ❏ District 1: Steve Scalise ❏ District 2: Cedric Richmond n.o. City CoUnCil ❏ District B: Dana Kaplan ❏ District e: James Gray orleanS PariSh SChool BoarD ❏ District 1: Heidi Lovett Daniels ❏ District 2: Cynthia Cade ❏ District 3: Sarah Usdin

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❏ District 4: Lourdes Moran ❏ District 6: Woody Koppel ❏ District 7: Thomas Robichaux

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❏ no. 3 — Prefiling Deadline for Bills: Yes ❏ no. 4 — Surviving Spouse/Vets Homestead Exemption: Yes ❏ no. 5 — Forfeit Retirement Benefits/Convicted Felons: Yes

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Quotes of the week Hurricane Sandy edition     “Better to be fast than late.” — FEMA head Craig Fugate, replying to former FEMA head Michael “Brownie” Brown’s criticism that President Barack Obama’s response to Hurricane Sandy was somehow too rapid. “Why was this so quick?” Brown wondered in an interview last week. “At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question. … This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”     “Hurricane Sandy should teach  us to be prepared, willing to live  without the modern conveniences  of elevators, computers and refrigerators. Hurricane Sandy should  teach all of us to chill.” — Michael Brown, doubling down in an op-ed in the Canadian newspaper Globe  & Mail.

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    “Brownie lecturing the public  on emergency response is like  Jerry Sandusky lecturing on child  protection.” — A commenter on the Globe & Mail website. 


  “I want to get them the resources  that are necessary. … But not one  big shot to just open up the checkbook because they spent it on  Gucci bags and massage parlors  and everything you can think of in  addition to what was necessary.” — Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Hurricane Sandy relief, referencing the individual aid issued after Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, King was one of only 11 members of Congress to vote against the Katrina aid bill. Introducing the thinnest lenses on the planet—the ZEISS 1.74 High Index Lenses. Up to 25% thinner than the thinnest lenses on the market today, they’re available in a wide prescription range at your nearby St. Charles Vision. Make an appointment today and discover the lightweight comfort of digitally surfaced ZEISS lenses, customized just for you. UPTOWN | ELMWOOD | SEVERN | MANDEVILLE | WESTBANK | CHATEAU

    “One of the first thoughts that  came to my mind was, ‘Well, then,  we won’t help Iowa either!’ Iowa  has floods, tornadoes and drought,  all these disasters are aided by  the federal government on a more  regular basis than hurricanes in  New Jersey. But no, Mr. King, these  are the United States and it is our  job to help each other when faced  with devastating natural events.”  — New Jersey Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, in an email to the Huffington Post.     “Dear N.Y. and N.J and other affected communities — if Ed Blakely  comes a-knocking … don’t let him  in.” — The Lens’ Karen Gadbois, offering sage advice to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Carville, Matalin to dissect election ‘Living room cHat’ Set for tHurSday at uno     Political strategists and ultimate  power couple James Carville and 

news + views Mary Matalin will slice and dice the outcome of Tuesday’s national elections Nov. 8 at the University of New Orleans. Their presentation kicks off a series of events marking the investiture of Peter J. Fos as UNO’s first president under the UL system. Coming just two days after the presidential election, the Matalin-Carville discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public — but seating is limited to the first 750 people who arrive. standing room will be provided for overflow crowds. The couple’s analysis, dubbed “The 2012 Presidential election: A Living Room Chat,” is part of UNO’s Homer L. Hitt Distinctive Lecture series. The presentation will focus on all aspects of the election, including the efficacy of preelection strategies by the candidates and implications of election outcome for the next four years. Gambit columnist and political editor Clancy DuBos will moderate the discussion. Limited questions from the audience will be entertained. The Hitt Distinctive Lecture series is sponsored by the UNO Founders Club. — sTAFF RePORTs

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Fare warning Cabbies want mOre time tO COmply with updates As the 2013 super Bowl and Carnival season approach, the city is moving ahead to update taxicabs — what City Council vice President Jackie Clarkson calls the “ambassadors” of the city. The council approved major updates to the city’s taxi fleet in April — new rules that require cabs to carry security cameras and GPs devices, as well as credit card machines — and cars used as taxis must be less than 11 years old. Mayor Mitch Landrieu echoed those changes last month during a super Bowl progress report, while frustrated cab drivers blocked Poydras street in protest. On Nov. 1, council members voted unanimously — amid jeers from cab drivers — to extend those new regulations to cabs picking up passengers at Louis Armstrong international Airport. The amended new rules mean that, because the airport supports the measure, Jefferson Parish and Kenner cabs can’t pick up from the airport going into New Orleans unless they also comply with the New Orleans rules, according to District A Councilwoman Susan Guidry. Deputy Mayor Michelle Thomas said the extension will “broaden business opportunities” and ensure “visitors who come in will have a consistent experience” inside taxis going into and around New Orleans. Council members read from a long list of supporters, including the New Orleans Aviation Board and GNO inc. Representatives from the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, the New Orleans Business Alliance and the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and visitors Bureau and others showed up to voice support. Cabbies are demanding more time to comply. They have until next month to meet the new regulations. — ALex wOODwARD

will you accept the charges? Campbell wants lOwer phOne rates fOr prisOns when the Louisiana Public service Commission meets Nov. 15, Commissioner Foster Campbell plans to ask the panel to cut the rate prison telephone providers charge inmates. saying that the monopoly service charges inmates’ friends and families 30 cents per minute (15 times the market rate for calls), Campbell plans to ask the commission for a 25 percent reduction. “These moves will provide relief to the families of Louisiana’s 40,000 inmates

in 170 state and local jails,” Campbell wrote in a statement, “the highest number of incarcerated people per capita in the world.” — KeviN ALLMAN

scuttlebits all the news that dOesn’t fit • After an early October debate was scheduled and then canceled under less-than-clear circumstances, U.s. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry finally met for a verbal shootout on Halloween in the studios of Lafayette’s KPeL-FM. Lafayette’s Independent Monthly has, correctly, called it “a very ugly race.” The two candidates, who have run a heated campaign for Louisiana’s redrawn 3rd District, remained chippy, squabbling on air and calling each other liars. A day later, Scott McKay of the Baton Rouge political website The Hayride declared the match a draw, writing, “The debate was a reflection of the race as a whole. Trench warfare. it wasn’t particularly enlightening or even entertaining.” • Tulane University announced its new football stadium would be named Yulman stadium, in honor of Richard and Janet Yulman, who donated $15 million for the facility’s construction. The gridiron itself will be Benson Field, named, of course, for Tom and Gayle Benson, who chipped in $7.5 million. The total price tag is $55 million, and the university expects Yulman stadium to open in time to host the 2014 Green wave season … • speaking of Benson donations: Tom and Gayle Benson donated $10 million to Brother Martin High school Nov. 1, the school’s largest-ever gift ... • Bobby Hebert was profiled in the Nov. 2 New York Times, which called him the “retired saints quarterback turned omnipresent voice of Louisiana football,” “at once informed and unhinged.” Among its revelations: the Cajun Cannon has a Bob Marley mural painted on his fence and watches every episode of Bravo’s Real Housewives ... • The Center for Planning excellence (CPex), a state-level partner of national sustainable community building organization smart Growth America, selected New Orleans Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer to join its Local Leaders Council (LLC) advisory board. Palmer will represent New Orleans on the inter-city Rail Compact, which plans an inter-city rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. CPex selected Palmer for her work advocating a Complete streets policy for New Orleans. — sTAFF RePORTs


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all Politics is national t’s been a truism for decades that  Louisianans view federal elections  about the same way we view elections in Europe. We know they’re important  in the big scheme of things, but as far as  most of us are concerned, they happen  somewhere else. Louisiana seemed to  embody Tip o’Neill’s old maxim that “All  politics is local.”      The Internet and the current political  climate are changing that, however. Consider u.s. sen. David Vitter’s successful  campaign for re-election in 2010. Marred  by a prostitution scandal, Vitter nonetheless coasted back into office by running not  against his declared opponent, u.s. Rep.  Charlie Melancon, but against President  Barack obama. It wasn’t pretty, but Vitter’s  strategy was very, very effective.     And this year, in countless local and  regional races — from the hotly contested  3rd Congressional District race in Acadiana to local school board contests — the  national elections loom large. Everything  from turnout to party affiliation matters.  And in one local school board race (for  District 3 in orleans Parish), one candi-

date has received thousands of dollars in  “national” donations.     At the top of the ballot, GoP nominee  Mitt Romney will easily carry Louisiana.  The only question is whether he’ll top John  McCain’s 58.6 percent of the vote in 2008.  Put another way, can President obama  crack 40 percent this time? (In 2008, he fell  just short at 39.9 percent.)     While the Democratic ticket won’t come  close to winning Louisiana’s eight electoral  votes, the president’s presence on the ballot this Tuesday will drive black voter turnout  across the state. That will have a huge  impact on local elections. Conversely, his  absence from the Dec. 8 runoff ballot will  figure significantly in the outcomes of any  elections that are not settled this week.     Another interesting twist on the national elections, one that has an intangible  local connection, is the impact of Hurricane sandy on the presidential race.  Initially, I thought the storm would hurt  obama’s chances because it hit coastal cities hardest — cities that are Democratic strongholds.     Now I’m not so sure.

If the race is as close as it was in 2000, we could see a second storm surge — of lawyers filing election contests.     The storm knocked out power to millions  of citizens, and some precincts will have  to rely on generators to open. To the extent  that voters have been displaced or just had  their worlds turned upside down (which  could cause some to “forget” or otherwise  fail to vote), the storm could still wreak  havoc for one or both candidates. If the  race is as close as it was in 2000, we could  see a second storm surge — of lawyers  filing election contests in states where the  margin was small.

    otherwise, the president generally has  received high marks for his response to  sandy, even from Republican New Jersey  Gov. Chris Christie. (The glaring exception to those praising obama was former  FEMA Director Michael “Heckuva job,  Brownie” Brown, but you have to consider  the source in his case.) We must note that  obama was going to carry New Jersey  anyway, by a wide margin, but Christie’s  praise got lots of national play. so did  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s  endorsement of obama. Bloomberg is a  Republican-turned-Independent.      obama also will carry New York easily,  but that’s not the point. Praise from guys  like Christie and Bloomberg could help the  president in some of the hotly contested  northern swing states — maybe even in  hurricane-prone Florida, where Romney  has led but where things tightened up in  the final days.     sandy won’t change any outcomes here,  but the storm did reemphasize how vulnerable all Americans remain.     And all of this should remind us that all  politics is now national. 

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helen Elsenhorn, Audrey Arnold, and Almie hauser. The organization also staged a ball the evening of Fat Tuesday in ’39 and ’40. Like the first year, King Thirdist selected one of the young women to reign with him at the ball, which was preceded by a colorful tableau. For Mardi Gras 1941 on Feb. 25, there was a change. King Thirdist was gone, and in his place was King Nemo —

Bruce Bordes Dear Bruce, The Third District Carnival Association presented its first parade on Mardi Gras, Feb. 21, 1939. The organization was formed by merging three Carnival organizations in the 3rd District: The 7th and 8th Ward Carnival Clubs and the Nemo Carnival Club of the 9th Ward. There were 10 floats in the parade, and the theme was “Wonders of Nature.” Congressman Joachim Octave “Bathtub Joe” Fernandez was king, but there also were three queens representing each of the three wards in the district. Eunice Knop represented the 7th Ward, Ethel A. Smith the 8th Ward and Mildred Sutton the 9th Ward. As many as 105 maskers on floats and horseback also participated in the parade, which began at 2 p.m. so folks watching parades on Canal Street could get to the 3rd District in time for more floats. In 1939, the group staged a parade that started at Poland and St. Claude avenues, proceeded on St. Claude Avenue to Esplanade Avenue and back to its point of origin. Reviewing stands were erected in each of the three wards. That first year the organization spent more than $1,000 on each float with the intention of making their parade one of the featured attractions of the Carnival season. Robed in gold, King Thirdist occupied a throne set against a shell background. Clouds billowed over the back of the shell and formed a canopy over the royal chair. The king stopped at each reviewing stand to toast the queen of each ward. When Mardi Gras 1940 rolled around, the 3rd District krewe staged an even larger parade with three more floats than the year before and a band leading each float. Riding on the throne as King Thirdist was Gerald L. Schoen. The queens representing each district were

Joachim Fernandez was nicknamed “Bathtub Joe” because he frequently avoided reporters by saying he was taking a bath. Joseph Clesi Jr. — of the Nemo Carnival Club. And there was only one queen — Mercedes Fernandez, daughter of King Thirdist the First. The seven floats moved down St. Claude Avenue and other principal streets of the 3rd District. Then the parading stopped. From 1942 through 1945, all Mardi Gras parades were canceled due to World War II. Even when the celebrations began anew in February 1946, the Third District Carnival Association decided not to put floats on the streets, and the group never paraded again.

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down in a key situation, or get that turnover that can turn a game around or, at worst, slow down the other team’s momentum. The New York Giants’ and Seattle Seahawks’ defensive linemen look like pro wrestlers. The Saints simply don’t have men of mass who can push their way to making impactful plays. Too many times this season you see a Saints defender at the point of attack in position to make a play — and then he doesn’t. How about the times where the right defense is called upon, only to see a player whiff on a tackle. My goodness, how many times have we seen an opposing player gain yards after first contact? Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said last week that effort wasn’t the issue; rather, it was poor angles, missed tackles and fundamentals. Why is that? Some may say it’s due to lack of effort, lack of heart or players who just don’t care — but I say it’s lack of talent. When a player or team has mailed in a gridiron performance, it’s pretty obvious. I just haven’t seen or sensed that inside the Saints locker room. Judging from players’ comments, they’re bewildered and embarrassed by what they haven’t been able to do. I believe, as a whole, the Saints are trying — mainly because of the type of high-character men the organization has brought in. But it’s time to bring in another crop of young players in the 2013 offseason.

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e just had one of those weeks when it comes to the New Orleans Saints. The team had a less-than-stellar performance in Denver Oct. 28 and the fan base openly questioned two of the worst things you can question in an athlete: effort and heart. The Black and Gold faithful have seen a team they hoped would vie for a Super Bowl slot playing more like a team that was hoping it could make strides merely to reach the playoffs. Occasionally the offense shows signs of the group that set records only a season ago. As for the defense — well, that’s where the effort has been questioned by the Who Dats. Heading into the Monday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Saints defense is giving up an average of 304 yards per game — putting them 30th in the NFL. Opposing teams are averaging 170.1 yards on the ground — again, 30th in the NFL. Together, those stats rank the Saints defense dead last in the league. In Denver, the defense gave up 530 yards of offense, with 225 of those yards coming via the Broncos’ running game. The number of yards given up this season? A total of 3,323 yards, for an average of 474 yards per game. I’m not ready to paint the defense as one that isn’t trying; as a unit, I think they are showing some effort. I think they simply aren’t very good. The defense lacks speed, playmakers and the ability to win one-on-one battles. Twice during the last three weeks, the Saints have played in prime time, which allows you to watch the other games live during the day. It’s alarming how slow the Saints’ team speed is compared to many teams in the NFL. Opposing teams consistently catch the ball in space and runners hit full speed way too often once past the defensive line. Among the Saints, there isn’t a player that can get that big sack, knock a pass






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and Spanish in chants that include prayer “for those that have lost their job and that their next job t dusk on the first Wednesday in October, a cobalt-blue sky gives way to be a better one.” This is Mireya, Gros’ Mexican-born wife of 32 years. Everyone calls her Maria. a horizon of pink and peach hues and a merciful autumn chill cools New “I know you believe in the power of prayer,” says Gros, now standing and walking in front Orleans. Sounds of Anders Osborne covering Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My of the pulpit to face me. “Hands on this man!” Gros booms. Masterpiece” drift from Lafayette Square. In the front pew of the Vieux Carre The two women stand, walk over, and place their hands Assembly of God Church at 433 Dauphine St. in the by frank etheridge on my shoulders and back. Their touch is comforting; upper French Quarter, Pastor Paul Gros sits, head the seconds-as-eternity stretch of them chanting bowed and eyes shut, praying for the world to find in PHOTOS BY CHERYL GERBER “bahbahbahbahbahbahbahbahbah” is disconcerting. “We ask Jesus Christ “a place of salvation and inspiration.” you, Jesus, to take Satan out of him, to remove the demons from him,” Gros prays, his deep Gros’ stream-of-conscious prayer asks for wisdom in our political leaders and voice rising in volume and intensity with each phrase. When it’s over, he gives me a book, 31 gives thanks for positive developments in legal matters — last month, he filed a Days of Praise: Enjoying God Anew. lawsuit against the city of New Orleans over a year-old ordinance he says unconstitutionally “I invite you to come back to worship with us on Sunday mornings,” Gros says. “We’ve restricts his right to preach the gospel a block away on Bourbon Street. been here for 30 years. It’s a small church, in the middle of the French Quarter, but this is A black woman, sitting two pews behind Gros, prays for a financial settlement and restored where the Lord has called us.” knees. A Hispanic woman sits in a folding chair behind the last pew, moving between English


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Religious protesters in the French Quarter.

Gros declines to discuss the local “aggressive solicitation” ordinance — “I was told by my attorneys not to address the litigation” — that has landed him in both the national news and federal court over the last few weeks. The aggressive solicitation ordinance was introduced by District C City Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer, who represents the French Quarter; Palmer has described the law as “a public safety measure.” The ordinance makes it a crime “to loiter or congregate on Bourbon Street for the purpose of disseminating any social, political or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise.” Violation of the law is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and $500 fine. (Gambit contacted Palmer’s office for comment; staffer Nicole Webre declined the request, citing “pending litigation.”) Gros claims the ordinance imposes

an unconstitutional restriction on free speech. He is represented by attorneys from the Center for Religious Expression in Memphis, Tenn., and the Alliance Defending Freedom in Scottsdale, Ariz. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana also has taken up his cause. Since 1987, Gros has been a frequent fixture in the 500 block of Bourbon Street, where he preaches his message with the assistance of a giant, rotating metallic cross featuring LED lights that flash gospel messages. “I may have offended some people, and understandably so,” he says of his Bourbon Street efforts. “I’ve had plenty of run-ins over the years. People spit on you, throw drinks at you, try to knock my cross over. You really have to pray not to respond. I’ve not always liked my answers or the way I’ve responded to provocation, but I’ve always wanted to

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the aggressive-solicitation ordinance to him from his smartphone. Gros and company left and were not arrested. (NOPD declined to comment on this specific incident, though NOPD spokeswoman Remi A. Braden noted that police don’t write laws — merely enforce them.) Less than four months later, another confrontation occurred during Southern Decadence — and this time, nine street preachers were arrested for violating the law. The Vieux Carre Assembly of God Church has for years served as a place for these preachers to rest and have refreshments during the event. Following the arrests, Gros filed his lawsuit, naming Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas, and members of the New Orleans City Council as defendants. Gros’ lawsuit was joined a day later by one filed by the ACLU of Louisiana representing another group, Raven Ministries. The two lawsuits were folded into one case, and on Sept. 21 U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the ordinance. Fallon scheduled an Oct. 1 hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier, which was canceled after a city attorney told the judge and parties that the City Council would amend the law. Marjorie R. Esman, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana, declined to comment on specifics related to the settlement negotiations. “It’s standard practice in cases like this,” Esman says of the ACLU of Louisiana’s lawsuit being combined with that of Gros. “You don’t want them heard by different judges giving conflicting opinions.” Esman sees “no irony whatsoever” in the ACLU — which is often viewed as

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do the right thing.” Gros describes an incident several years ago that, he says, stemmed from a message on his illuminated cross: “Don’t gamble! Don’t gamble with your soul! The stakes are too high!” “A well-dressed guy, looked Native American, came up to me one night and threw a drink on me,” Gros says. “‘I own two casinos!’ he yelled. He comes over and spits in my face. I hid behind the cross. He kept spitting in my face until his mouth was totally dry and he couldn’t spit no more. He left, but then came back 20 minutes later. He must’ve been saving up, as he spit a big wad in my eye.” Impetus for the ordinance arose from French Quarter business owners. A key concern is the often-confrontational exchange during Southern Decadence between thousands of revelers here for the annual Labor Day weekend celebration of gay culture and the street preachers who show up to condemn the holiday — some of whom carry signs with slogans like “God Hates Homos.” Robert Watters, owner of Rick’s Cabaret and president of the Bourbon Street Merchants Association, sought the aggressive-solicitation ordinance as a way to protect their customers from a variety of Bourbon Street characters, including Hare Krishnas, who seek to raise money through a “Party Patrol” that “fines” pedestrians in the French Quarter for violations ranging from having too much fun or being too beautiful. (Watters did not return a call for comment for this article.) On May 15, Gros, his wife and two others were preaching on Bourbon Street when they were told by New Orleans police officers to stop or face arrest. Gros says that an officer read


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liberal-leaning — representing a group with an overtly anti-gay message. “The ACLU defends all manner of free speech,” she says. “I testified against [the aggressive-solicitation ordinance] when the City Council took it up. It is a clear violation of First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. When they made Bourbon Street a Constitution-free zone, the city made a mistake and they have recognized it. “The ACLU makes a clear distinction in defending the right, not the message, in free speech,” Esman adds. “Nobody has the right to not be teased, to not have their feelings hurt. But the speaker has the right to say what he wants.”



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Gros’ childhood “was very dysfunctional,” he says. Tall and handsome with silver-fox hair above dark, thick eyebrows, Gros sits at his desk in his small office off the sanctuary, a computer behind him, a poster of Jesus behind his left shoulder, a print of Washington Crossing the Delaware to his right. He wears a white-and-blue Hawaiian shirt and blue jeans, and his voice is deep, marked with the distinct accent of the West Bank where he grew up. He talks about his “strict Catholic” mother and a childhood spent bouncing between various family members’ homes. At age 14, he dropped out of school and left home. He lied about his age when enlisting in the Army, he says, where he served for six peacetime years, coming in just after the end of the Korean War and leaving “two weeks before the Gulf of Tonkin” and the Vietnam War. “I was

planning on the Army as my career,” Gros says, “but the handwriting on the wall was my drinking … I had to leave the Army. “But the Army gave me what I needed,” he continues. “I needed discipline; the Army gave me discipline. I earned my GED in the Army.” Gros returned home to Louisiana and began working in a chemical factory on the West Bank. A time of soul searching, he says, led him to “experiment with the paranormal.” He delved into automatic writing and Ouija boards; his first wife read tarot cards to children in their neighborhood. Gros then began exploring the idea of astral projection, or out-of-body experiences. Through astral projection, Gros says, he found religion at age 30. “I saw myself rising above my bed,” he recalls. “I saw my wife sleeping and saw my own body, curled up in the fetal position, scared, crouching. I kept rising up to the ceiling. I thought, ‘If I rise through this ceiling, I’m not ever coming back.’ Then I heard a deep voice say, ‘I will not forsake my children, my sheep.’ “It wasn’t so much like I was hearing these words, but like they were reverberating inside of me, deep inside of me, like the plucking of sacred strings inside my being. And I thought, ‘God? Is that you, God? Are you speaking to me?’ Then — I don’t know if Satan surfaced, or what — but suddenly I was wrestling something, my hands fighting something. But God intervened and I came back into my body. I awoke, weeping like a baby. My wife told me that I was just having a bad dream.” Five years later, Gros says, his

marriage ended. The divorce “sent me over the deep end,” he says, and his alcoholism took full control over his life. “I tried AA [Alcoholics Anonymous], I tried everything,” he says. “But nothing could stop me from drinking until I surrendered myself to Jesus Christ.” After becoming a Christian at age 35, Gros devoted himself to a street ministry at Camp and Julia streets when the Warehouse District was still Skid Row. He became involved in evangelical efforts in Mexico, making 40 trips to preach the Gospel and convert souls. Gros says he was particularly successful sharing his message when he screened the film The Life of Jesus, which he would project onto large screens in town plazas and, he says, attract hundreds of viewers. “But then, they passed a law like they just did in New Orleans — no evangelism,” Gros says. “They wouldn’t even let the Catholics out on the streets.” The Double Play bar is next door to the Vieux Carre Assembly of God Church. Its sign promoting a Monday night special of $5 pitchers of draft beer asks, “Are you a pitcher or a catcher?” — with graphics that clearly do not refer to baseball. Manager Will Antill is tending bar. He says he’s well aware of Gros’ lawsuit. “He’s always been very nice, very polite to me,” Antill says of Gros. He describes his mid-afternoon drinking crowd as “100 percent gay,” adding that straight men and women come in to watch Saints football on Sundays. “We don’t have any interaction with

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is disobedient to scriptural teachings.” This proclamation begins by stating: “Increasing political and religious advocacy for homosexuality has prompted us to restate our position on this critical issue. … This reaffirmation of truth has become all the more urgent because writers sympathetic to the homosexual community have advanced revisionist history interpretations of relevant Biblical texts that are based upon biased exegesis and misinformation.” Gros decided upon returning home from Mexico in 2009 that he had made his last trip and looked for his life’s next direction. “I prayed and asked God, ‘Please do with me what you will, Lord,’” Gros recalls. A fellow recovering alcoholic, Pastor Gregory Pembo (formerly a liquor store owner in the French Quarter) was the first pastor of the Vieux Carre Assembly of God. While the building was initially used as a place to offer coffee, a bathroom and other hospitable gestures to those encountered on French Quarter streets, the building soon began holding worship services in the space. In 2002, Pembo filed a lawsuit against the City of New Orleans challenging its recognition of domestic

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partnerships in employee benefit packages, saying his litigation sought to stop a “domino effect” of social deterioration. In 2009, a state appeals panel upheld the city’s domestic-partner policy. That same year, Pembo suffered a brain aneurysm while dining with friends at Deanie’s Seafood. Though Gros recalls Pembo “wore a smile on his face” as he was taken from the restaurant and into an ambulance, he was in a coma by the time he reached University Hospital and later died. Gros then took over as pastor at the church. Sunday services with Gros begin at 10:30 a.m. That’s roughly five hours after pimps and prostitutes flee sunrise in an area of the French Quarter that often operates as a de facto Storyville. It’s an hour when straight women sip eye-opener mimosas at the Good Friends Bar, a block away, where rainbow flags fly year-round from the cast-iron balcony. It’s also the same time services start a block downriver at the Vieux Carre Baptist Church, generally known among Quarter residents as a liberalleaning, inclusive church. A sign posted on the Baptist Church’s front door features a large megaphone, often used by street preachers and a flashpoint for all sides of the aggressive-solicitation ordinance. Under the megaphone, it reads: “Jesus never had a conversation with anyone with one of these. What makes you think you

will? Go home and try it on your neighbors, coworkers and friends.” Inside the Assemblies of God, 10 worshippers sit scattered on five rows of wooden pews in two columns, under two ceiling fans, in a room with two columns, three rows of hanging ceiling lights, half of which have burned-out bulbs. The group includes several natives, a young man from Albuquerque whose father was a missionary and a woman from San Francisco that’s long called New Orleans home. An elderly couple is visiting from the Black Hills of South Dakota, the husband’s smartphone interrupting the church’s quiet with audible chatter about the day’s NFL action. Gros’ sermon is as stream-of-conscious as his prayer from the preceding Wednesday. He hopes the service “will strike your heart and help you” as he explains to those in attendance that he’s going to take them “to a fiery furnace — the Book of Daniel.” Speaking in front of a wooden pulpit that sits on a raised stage before a wall of purple velour curtains, Gros regularly interjects “Amen” and “Hallelujah” into his remarks, which includes these notions: “Homosexuals going into the schools, teaching their homosexual agenda ...” “We have to go through the fire, we have to go through the storm ...” “Preaching on the street is the only way to preach it to those that need it ...” “This country couldn’t even nominate a Christian to run for president. We have a Mormon … and the other guy is in question.” Later Gros adds he’s switched to eating only organic food — “You’ll find me and my wife shopping at the Whole Foods on Saturdays” — since he was diagnosed with liver cancer. He finishes the service by simply saying “I love you” before shutting off the microphone. Absence from the following Wednesday evening prayer merits a phone call from Gros. “This is Brother Paul,” he says on the voicemail before ending it, “May God bless you. See you Sunday.” The next Thursday morning, Gros answers his cellphone at his home on the West Bank, where he and Meriya will be hosting friends for dinner later that evening. He says he doesn’t make it across the river to church very often anymore. “Not since I got sick,” he says, referring to his liver cancer. Doctors told Gros there was too much cirrhosis for chemotherapy or radiation. Surgery removed a portion of Gros’ liver. “I’m here, ya know?” Gros says. “So, it was successful. I was fortunate in that the cancer was concentrated in a good place on my liver, on a skinny tip off the end, so they were able to remove the cancer without taking too much of my liver. “Any time you want to talk, we can talk, ya know,” he says. “I just pray that everything works out for you.”

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1 medium sweet potato

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Prepare noodles according to package directions, but reduce cook time by 2 minutes. Drain, but do not rinse, and set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ashwagandha root, linden and hawthorne berry with diet soda and 1/4 cup light beer. Bake sweet potato, uncovered, until skin becomes brittle and insides become tender, about 35 minutes. Allow herb mixture to steep while potato bakes. Remove potato from oven and set aside. Pour herb mixture into a saucepan over medium heat until the liquid almost evaporates, about 15 minutes. Add broth, vinegar, cinnamon, chili powder, garlic and onion powder and thyme. Cook over low heat; add water if the mixture evaporates too quickly. In a separate saucepan, add olive oil and heat on medium-high until simmering and just smoking. Add mushrooms and toss to sear all sides. Reduce heat to low, add the remaining 1/4 cup beer, add yellow pepper and simmer. Pour herb sauce through a strainer. Add strained liquid to the mushrooms in the saucepan. Add pasta and toss to combine ingredients and allow sauce to adhere to pasta. If the mixture does not thicken, add a slurry of 1/8 teaspoon whole wheat flour and a teaspoon of water. The pasta will finish cooking at this time. Cut the sweet potato in half. Spoon out the sweet potatoe meat and form into balls almost the size of golf balls. Toss half the sweet potato balls with chili powder. To serve, divide pasta mixture onto plates and garnish with equal portions chili-dusted sweet potato and plain sweet potato.

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oil herb combinations in five cups of water until it cooks down to one cup and drink it: Cooks call this both a reduction or hot infusion, and medical herbalists call it treatment. The only difference is context. “People call it ‘tea,’ but it’s more like a concoction,” says Dr. Kam Lam, who is licensed in both Eastern and Western medicine and owns Acupuncture and Herbal Centers in Metairie and Mandeville. “People have a different idea when you say ‘tea.’” I experimented with a combination of the two, cooking a tasty dish using medicinal herbs, and found the best of both worlds: a great recipe and an excellent chill-out alternative to chamomile tea. A word of caution: Because federal law does not recognize herbs as medicine, herbalists cannot claim to “cure” anything, says Wendy Hounsel, a registered nurse at East Jefferson General Hospital who also is a trained herbalist. “As herbalists, we do not treat or diagnose,” she says. “Those words are the domain of the medical world. And that’s OK; that’s not what we do. We support the structure and function of the entire body.” Lam and Hounsel illustrate different approaches to herbalism. Traditional Chinese Medicine, which Lam practices, aims to strengthen the entire body as opposed to targeting a specific problem. Herbs are used for detoxification and to correct imbalances in body moisture and body heat. Hounsel has studied the largely folkloric herbal traditions in Western medicine, which is harder to document and track. She co-owns Maypop Community Herb Shop, which carries roughly 50 herbs ranging from conventional to those used in Indian and Chinese traditions; Lam’s Metairie shop has more than 400 herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine but almost unheard of in any other context. The history, methods and herb selection of the Eastern and Western approaches differ, but there are similarities: Both use medicinal herbs in specific combinations to aid health problems. Both East and West believe in improving overall health to minimize



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n October 2011, Jason Lacoste was 30 years old, married, raising two young daughters and totally unprepared for what was to come. While driving to work one day, he felt a sudden pain in his groin. “I was surprised, but I didn’t really think too much of it,” Lacoste says. “Then it happened again when I was driving on the interstate, and I thought, ‘OK, something is not right here.’” Two weeks later, he received a cancer diagnosis. Most men diagnosed with testicular cancer don’t feel any pain at all. A painless lump in the testes is usually the only sign. In that respect, Lacoste was lucky. Had it not been for the brief pain he’d felt, he may never have noticed the hard lump in his right testicle. Like most testicular cancer patients, he had no other symptoms. “The pain was so slight it would be as if someone pinched you,” he says. “That was it.” Lacoste’s wife Lori encouraged him to schedule an appointment with East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) urologist Dr. Sean Collins, the physician who had treated her for kidney stones during her most recent pregnancy. Still relatively unconcerned, Lacoste thought he’d see Collins and be back at work within a couple of hours. But Collins found the lump right away, and Lacoste instead embarked on what would be a yearlong battle with testicular cancer. “I sent [Lacoste] directly down to imaging so he could get an ultrasound,” Collins says. “The ultrasound revealed a mass, about 1.6 centimeters, and three smaller ones. At that point, I had to tell him he had cancer and he would need to have surgery as soon as possible. It all happened very fast.” That was a Thursday. On the following Monday, Collins removed Lacoste’s entire right testicle. Testicular cancer is separated into two groups: seminoma and nonseminoma. Seminomas tend to be less aggressive and easier to treat than non-seminomas, but doctors can’t determine the type until after the testicle is removed. Typically, any hard lump found in the testicles indicates cancer. Because there are no medical screenings for testicular cancer (like mammography for breast cancer or PSA testing for prostate cancer), tumors often are found by self-examination or by the patient’s spouse or partner. When an ultrasound confirms a mass, surgical removal of the entire testicle is almost always recommended. While surgery does not always have long-term fertility consequences, it can cause semen to be expelled into the

TesTicular cancer survivor Jason lacosTe wiTh his wife lori and daughTers allie and leah. PhoTo by linda smiTh.

bladder instead of through the penis. In addition, radiation, chemotherapy, and the cancer itself potentially can affect sperm quality. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 8,600 new cases of testicular cancer will be diagnosed in 2012, affecting mostly young men ages 20-34. Because so many testicular cancer patients are young men, a wait-and-see approach is sometimes an alternative, depending on the type of cancer and the patient’s desire for children. Before surgery, Lacoste received a CAT scan, chest X-ray and blood work to determine whether the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. Following the test, Collins called Lacoste to tell him the prognosis looked good. It appeared that Lacoste’s cancer was localized in the testicle and had not spread to other parts of his body. The surgery was successful, and they scheduled a follow-up visit to go over the pathology report and see how Lacoste was healing. “I felt confident that they got it and everything was gone,” Lacoste says. Unfortunately, the pathology report showed that he had high-risk, stage IB embryonal carcinoma of the testes with cancer cells outside the tumor. The cancer could have entered his blood stream and not yet accumulated enough to show up in his blood work. “Of the non-seminomas, embryonal testicular cancer tends to be more likely to recur,” Collins says. “If someone has a large amount of embryonal, they need treatment with surgery to remove the lymph nodes or chemotherapy because of the high risk of recurrence.”

In the past, the next step would be a retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) — another major surgery. But before scheduling anything, Collins suggested they consult the latest guidelines of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, a resource available only to MD Anderson Affiliate hospitals. Because there are many forms of testicular cancer, the differences in treatments can be great. For Lacoste, the most up-to-date recommendation was chemotherapy. Surveillance was another option. “I asked Dr. Collins, ‘What are my chances of this coming back if I don’t go through chemotherapy?’ He said, ‘Fifty percent,’” Lacoste says. “I asked, ‘What if I do [undergo chermotherapy]?’ He said, ‘Approximately 2 percent.’ So I said, ‘Sign me up for the chemotherapy.’” Lacoste was treated by EJGH oncologist Dr. Laura Brinz and received a strong round of chemotherapy infusions. In the following months, he had good days and bad days. He lost his energy and his hair and often was confined to his home. But he got better. “I guess I’ve always been a fighter,” Lacoste says. “I was born almost three months premature. The doctors told my parents, ‘You’d better spend as much time with him as you can.’ I wasn’t supposed to make it.” Lacoste is cancer-free now and grateful for any opportunity to educate young men about a dangerously under-discussed disease. “It’s not the kind of thing a young guy or even a lot of men want to talk about,” he says. “I hope that by talking about what happened to me, I can help to make more people aware of the disease.”

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specific health issues. Food’s role in medical treatment is just as open to interpretation. Hounsel finds many similarities between a creative chef and a committed herbalist. “Herbalism is a lot like cooking,” she says. “A little bit like food, not as strong as medicine — it’s the best of both worlds.” Some items, like the root San Qi, can be used singularly for pain relief, Lam says. I ground the root like a cinnamon stick, dusted it on goat cheese and baked it on roasted almonds and discovered a beautiful licorice note, along with some relief for my foot pain. However, Chinese medical herbs can prove toxic in improper amounts or without specific preparation, Lam says, so only the most knowledgeable or daring chefs should attempt this. Michael Doyle, executive chef of Maurepas Foods in the Bywater, is one such boundary-pusher. Almost every item on his rotating, bistrostyle menu employs herbs to add surprising twists to dishes. Doyle generally follows a seasonal rule: If an herb and a produce are in season together, they usually yield a palate-pleasing effect when combined. That’s how he came to pair cucumbers with chile-cured radish, shiso paste and a garlic vinaigrette on his most recent menu. You also can smell herbs to suss out which combinations are the best. This is usually a fail-secure cooking method, Doyle says. “Generally speaking, there’s a really high correspondence between smell and taste, just like anything else,” Doyle says. “You can trust it with a lot of herbs.” Doyle’s go-to methods for spotlighting herbal flavors include vinaigrettes, purees or fast infusions in oil — which brings us back to tea, an overlooked infusion method. I turned the idea of healing teas, health food and Eastmeets-West on its ear for the Slumbering Warrior recipe. Hounsel says the combination of ashwagandha root, linden and dried hawthorn berries aids insomniacs and those with high blood pressure, making this dish a natural sedative. Combined with diet soda and light beer instead of water, folded into a hearty mushroom pasta dish (emphasis on mushrooms, not noodles) and garnished with spiced sweet potato quenelles, this meal provides a cold fall night alternative to hot tea and offers flavors that are at once comforting and provocative.

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Scents By Lee Cutrone


OF PLACE scents: Nola Chic, a sweet, Left to right: classic blend of Sadrianne toasted almonds Smiley, Kristie and caramelized LaPish and sugar; Nola Flirt, Camille Harley show off an a sporty fusion assortment of of grapefruit, NOLA Bodycare lemon, lavender products. and ginger; and PHOTO By Nola Gent, a CHERyL GERBER fresh, “barsoap” fragrance with hints of rosemary and ocean. “They reflect our unique New Orleans lifestyles,” Gagne says. “These fragrances have been extensively tested. The fragrances that are offered are ones that customers most identify with.” Products are available online and at Spa Isbell (1245 Magazine St., 504595-5009; and Make Me Up (3426 Magazine St., 504891-9688; Individual items cost $14 to $22, and there are five- and seven-piece gift sets. Research has long indicated that a particular scent can evoke a vivid memory, and NOLA Bodycare has staked its claim on the phenomenon, creating a memory-in-a-bottle experience. “Our fragrances are not simple, single fragrances,” Gagne says. “They reflect the complexities of people’s daily lives.”

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( is accepting applications through Dec. 15 for its third annual Top Designer Competition. Selected designers will present their collections during New Orleans Fashion Week March 20-23, 2013. Visit to fill out an application. To observe “Movember,” a monthlong prostate cancer awareness event during which participants grow moustaches, PJ’S COFFEE (citywide; has created a special Movember coffee blend and collectible cup. A portion of proceeds benefits the initiative.

by Missy Wilkinson

LE JOuEt (1700 Airline Drive, Metairie, 504-837-0533; celebrates Neighborhood Toy Store Day Saturday, Nov. 10. Children can make ornaments from 10 a.m. to noon, and there will be finger painting and making balloon animals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the free event.

Receive a “Buy, Save and Serve” savings card when you donate $35 to the JuNIOR LEAguE OF NEW ORLEANS (JLNO) through Nov. 11. The card entitles bearers to 20 percent off at more than 140 local retailers. The donation benefits 17 JLNO community projects, including SECONd HARvESt FOOd BANK and FREREt NEIgHBORHOOd OutREACH. Purchase the card online at


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our years ago, Stanfordeducated chemist Robert Gagne and New Orleans native Toni Taglialavore launched a line of New Orleans-themed candles. Today, their company, NOLA Bodycare (5733 Heebe St., Harahan, 504-733-8402;, focuses on skin-nourishing products that reflect the essence of New Orleans. “Last year, NOLA Bodycare made a transition from focusing on candles to a broader focus on body care, where we saw greater need and opportunity,” says Gagne, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and has expertise in composing fragrances. “Our new fragrances truly reflect the unique New Orleans culture.” NOLA Bodycare products are skincare formulations with high-quality ingredients, luxurious textures and noticeable benefits. Marketed to locals and tourists under the slogan “share the gift of NOLA,” the products are intended to evoke the experience of New Orleans. Mardi Gras-inspired packaging in metallic purple, green and gold imbues each product with the spirit and fun associated with the Big Easy. NOLA Bodycare offers four products: an aloe vera-infused body gel, a creamy body souffle, a cleansing sugar scrub and an exfoliating body bar with bamboo pumice. Each is available in three




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OVEN ROASTED TURKEY DINNER 10-12 LB* (SERVES APPROX. 4-6) Louisiana Sweet Potato Casserole Green Bean Casserole Cornbread Dressing or Rice Dressing Cranberry Sauce Turkey Giblet Gravy Dinner Rolls 2 Cobblers • All items served cold in ready to heat containers. All dinners are sold as ‘Heat and Eat’ and food will not be hot when picked up. • Dinners take 1 to 2 hours to reheat. Instructions included with dinners.


CAJUN SPICED TURKEY DINNER 10-12 LB* (SERVES APPROX. 4-6) Louisiana Sweet Potato Casserole Green Bean Casserole Cornbread Dressing or Rice Dressing Cranberry Sauce Turkey Giblet Gravy Dinner Rolls 2 Cobblers *Weight before cooking.



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‘Whole animal’ butcher shop

Travel around the south louisiana countryside and you’ll find a lot of snackready boudin and see a lot of small, family-run farms. Now, there’s an outpost for both of them in Uptown. The new butcher shop Cleaver & Co. (3917 Baronne St., (504) 2273830; offers an inventory of meats procured from small farms and ranches around the region, a selection of charcuterie made just behind the counter and hot boudin ready to eat on the spot. Cleaver & Co. is a locally grown, whole-animal butcher shop developed by recent Tulane MBA grads Simone Reggie and Seth Hamstead. reggie, a lafayette native, said she was inspired to start the business after joining the Eat local Challenge, which asks participants to spend a month eating only foods produced close to home. Seafood and many vegetables were easy to find, but sourcing local meat was difficult.

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a new restaurant with a traditional approach

A former chef at Clancy’s opens his own restaurant.

BY BrENDA MAITlAND Email Brenda Maitland at Annunciation serves fried oysters with spinach and Brie. pHOTO BY CHErYl GErBEr

By Ian McNulty


hough it opened in July, little about Annunciation seems like a new restaurant. Not the space itself, a mix of bare brick and white plaster, candle-watt lighting, bentwood chairs and crisp tablecloths. Not the food, a rendition of French-Creole cuisine nudged gently toward the contemporary. And certainly not the crowd, which appeared in droves the moment Annunciation opened for business and interact with the effusive maitre d’ as if they’ve been coming here for decades. This new Warehouse District restaurant seems familiar because prior to opening Annunciation, chef and co-owner Steven Manning was the chef at Clancy’s for two extended hitches totaling more than 20 years. So it’s not surprising that his own restaurant is essentially based on Clancy’s, albeit a looser, downtown version of that Uptown Creole stalwart. Manning transferred some of his Clancy’s dishes to his new menu, most significantly the fried oysters with spinach and Brie. The melted cheese oozes out from its rinds to glaze the oysters and pool between them, and if it weren’t already so familiar this irresistible appetizer would probably count as the most innovative dish at Annunciation. There are a few discreet tweaks on the menu, including sides of bok choy and curry-scented cabbage, a bit of foie gras for the scallops and coconut milk escorting the nicely bronze-colored drum. But the main story at Annunciation remains Creole flavors prepared by a restrained hand.

WinE OF THE week

2011 Domaine du Poujol Rosé Pays de l’Hérault, France $14

You can turn back the clock with a dinner of turtle soup, shrimp etouffee and bread pudding without feeling conspicuously retro. I’m more inclined to start with a crabmeat salad, the huge lumps topped with a Green Goddess-style dressing thick with herbs but lightly applied. Then it’s on to the oysters Bordelaise — if only to marvel at how fried oysters can stay crisp after being incorporated into an oily pile of spaghetti, garlic and parsley — or maybe the chicken bonne femme. That name translates to “good wife,” which generally implies country-style cooking and never seems to produce the same dish in any two restaurants. From Manning’s kitchen it is a soft-spoken showstopper, a juicy half bird, sauteed crisp and sitting atop a smoky, woodsy potato hash with pan gravy. The approach is straightforward, but there’s little cover when things go wrong. A homely pile of seafood risotto, for instance, contained lobster, shrimp and crabmeat but not much flavor and even less creaminess. The veal dishes, although traditionally prepared, are underwhelming. While Annunciation has plenty of high-end restaurant company in its neighborhood, during the day it turns into something else, serving fast, bargain lunch plates for about $10. The baked fish, a great, plump length of speckled trout over oyster dressing when I tried it, wore little more than lemon and was a highly satisfying balance of elegant simplicity and local flavor. In a way, that sounds like Annunciation all over.

located just northwest of Montpellier, the domaine is situated midway between pic Saint-loup and Ste. Georges d’Orques in the languedoc region in southern France. A blend of 30 percent each Cinsault, Carignan and Grenache with 10 percent Mourvedre, most of the wine was fermented in stainless steel temperaturecontrolled tanks, while a small portion was barrel-fermented to add structure and weight. In the glass, this fresh, crisp wine delivers aromas of bright red fruits, citrus, white pepper, thyme and a hint of spice. On the palate, concentrated flavors of strawberry, watermelon, herbs, a bracing minerality and zingy acidity lead to a most satisfying finish. Drink now and over the next two years. Serve chilled. Impressive as a bone-dry aperitif but with enough body and intensity to complement a wide range of foods, including barbecue, roast fowl or game, cassoulet, ratatouille, fruit pies and soft to medium firm cheeses. Buy it at: Martin Wine Cellars. Drink it at: Clancy’s.

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interview At their shop, meat is cut to order at the counter, and it comes with a primer on its origins if customers are interested. “We’ve been visiting the farms and ranches we use, so we’ll be able to tell you exactly where the cow came from, how it was raised, who the farmers were,” Reggie says. “We’re able to do that for all of the animals.” That pitch seems to have struck a chord. Customers filled the shop on opening day as butchers cut ribs, bound roasts with string, wrapped up beef hearts and tongue or pork belly and trotters, and gave advice on cooking whole chickens. They also dished out boudin, mortadella, cotto salami and head cheese. The head butcher is Kris Doll, who was the salumi maker for Butcher and a Mano, and all of the butchers here come from a restaurant background. “There are so many more options out there than what people are used to, and that can be a little intimidating for some people, like how do you cook this or that,” Reggie says. “That’s where having our guys coming from a culinary background is helpful. They’re able to educate people about what they’re buying and how to use it.” Lamb, goat and other meats may be available soon, and Cleaver & Co. is taking holiday orders for “heritage turkeys.” The shop is open Wednesday through Monday.

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival


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t the original Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe (1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997), Wayne Baquet carries on a family restaurant tradition that stretches back to 1947 and an eatery called Paul Gross Chicken Coop. His parents later opened Eddie’s, and that 7th Ward restaurant grew into a Creole food legend before closing in the 1990s. Baquet has operated several restaurants across the city since then and he opened Li’l Dizzy’s in 2005. He’ll be serving his signature gumbo and other dishes at the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival (www. What’s the evolution of your gumbo? Baquet: We have a Creole gumbo: hot sausage that we make ourselves, smoked sausage, crab, shrimp, chicken, all of that goes into the gumbo. It’s a recipe that’s been in my family since the 1950s, then my dad took it to the next level by coming up with a way to make the roux in advance to keep it more consistent with different cooks and at different restaurants. We have someone now, Tina Cockerham, she’s been with us for 35 years and she’s in charge of the roux, that’s her thing. Why do you think gumbo is so evocative of New Orleans? B: It’s the original Creole dish of New Orleans. It was a poor man’s dish back in the day. You’d take scraps, you’d take seafood you caught yourself and you made something delicious from it. It’s African, from an African word for “okra,” but it’s also French and it’s Indian too, and that’s the melting pot they talk about. Is it hard to find good gumbo outside Louisiana? B: I’ll be honest with you, I definitely haven’t found good gumbo outside Louisiana, but it’s hard to find what I’d call great gumbo even in New Orleans. Too many restaurants want to fiddle with it and make it into a soup or a gravy. It’s supposed to be a certain way. Now, my mother’s gumbo doesn’t taste like my wife’s gumbo, and her gumbo doesn’t taste like my dad’s gumbo, but they all taste good and they all taste like gumbo. You put your stamp on it, but you can’t change it up too much, and you have to use the right ingredients. You don’t fiddle with gumbo. — IAN MCNULTY

Domenica 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020 Whole, crisp, fried kale leaves are dressed with lemon and cheese.

City Greens 909 Poydras St., (504) 533-0004 Order kale as a base for buildyour-own salads, or paired with quinoa, corn and feta.

Lilette 3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636 A salad features kale, fennel, pickled peppers, mint, pistachio and cheese.

Pizzicare 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 301-4823 Kale often tops the NOLA Green Roots pizza, available whole or by the slice.

Satsuma Cafe 3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557 The formidable “green drink” is a blend of kale, fennel, cucumber and celery.

OFF TV food programs. The festival also will feature Celestine Dunbar, of Dunbar’s Creole Kitchen, a pre-Katrina Freret Street destination that scheduled to reopen in Gentilly next year. The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For details visit treme-gumbo.

a bar breakfast, delivered

If you stayed too late at a bar last night, the prospect of having someone deliver hot coffee and homemade English muffins stuffed with ham, cheese and eggs might sound great. Having someone deliver it until the scandalous hour of 2 p.m. may sound better. And having that same someone deliver it from a bar might sound cosmically correct. That’s all part of the food program at the Holy Ground, a Mid-City pub where a small kitchen now doubles as Wakin’ Bakin’ (3340 Canal St., 504-252-0343) in the mornings and Edible Alchemy

(same contact info) from lunch through late-night. Both are open every day except Tuesday. Conrad Chura and Zak Pizzeck run Wakin’ Bakin’, which from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. serves a breakfast menu including quiche, oatmeal and “pancrepes and wings,” a riff on chicken and waffles made with a pancake-crepe hybrid. They deliver breakfast in the Mid-City and Faubourg St. John neighborhoods. Thomas Mack, a restaurant industry veteran who’s worked at fine dining spots around town, runs the separate but closely entwined Edible Alchemy. His menu, served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (delivery available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) includes sandwiches and bar snacks, but it is elevated at least one rung above normal pub grub. Meat for the turkey po-boy is roasted in house, patties combining beef and chorizo and the house-made black bean burgers are served on buns baked in house and fried Brie croutons might top the weekly salad. On Fridays, the kitchen also makes fish and chips.



Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food. “(I)t remains true that Bourdain’s approach to food is more than an ugly one — it’s a destructive one too. It forsakes gentleness for machismo, balance for bluster. He has spawned an ethic, in the kitchen and in life, that poses as brave, but is really nothing more than the emotional equivalent of a keg stand, or maybe just a fear of being plain.” — from a screed in The new Yorker by writer and chef Tamar Adler about writer and chef Anthony Bourdain. Adler concludes that Bourdain has “left a crude hickey on this country’s food culture.”

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First you make a roux, but from there opinions on how to make a great gumbo vary widely from one New Orleans kitchen and cook to another. This weekend, Nov. 10-11, you’ll be able to sample six standout renditions of the city’s iconic dish at the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, which is one of the free, neighborhood festivals put on by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. The gumbo festival, started in 2009, seems poised for a breakout this year. It has a new venue in Congo Square at Louis Armstrong Park (901 N. Rampart St.), and the music lineup features 10 brass bands including the Dirty Dozen, Soul Rebels and Hot 8. And then there’s the food. “We have learned over the years that New Orleanians love their music, but they’re really passionate about their food,” says foundation spokesman Scott Aiges. “With that in mind, for all of our festivals we try to put a really high emphasis on the food and represent that aspect of the culture we’re showcasing.” Six vendors will serve a different gumbo along with other dishes. They include Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe, NOLA Foods, Brocato’s Eat Dat, a well-hidden eatery in New Orleans East, Olivier’s Creole Restaurant, Ms. Linda’s Creole Catering and its namesake, Linda Green (aka “the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady”), who has for many years served food at second lines and more recently made appearances on national




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

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

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TED’S FROSTOP — 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 — The Lotto burger is a 6-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and Frostop’s secret sauce and cheese is optional. There are waffle fries and house-made root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-8000; — The all-you-caneat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAYOU BEER GARDEN — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DMAC’S BAR & GRILL — 542 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 3045757; www.dmacsbarandgrill. com — Stop in for daily lunch specials or regular items such as gumbo, seafood-stuffed po-boys, burgers or salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ DOWN THE HATCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

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

Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL — 4905 Canal St., 4887357; — Top a 10-oz. Beach burger with cheddar, blue, Swiss or pepper Jack cheese, sauteed mushrooms or house-made hickory sauce. Other options include a grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www. — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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BREADS ON OAK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.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. $$ GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slowbraised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and sal-


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



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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. $

FlaVor oF tHe montH: walnut raiSin 3138 magazine St (Enter on 9th Street) 504.309.7557 • open daily 7am-3pm •

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

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

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

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

Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREOLE ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, 569-1401; — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

DELI KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; 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. $ MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., 947-8787; www. — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine. com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., 529-1416; — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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

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

ITALIAN ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit


cards. $$$ ITALIAN PIE — 3706 Prytania St., 266-2523; www.italianpie. com — In addition to regular Italian pie pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches, this location offers a selection of entrees. Seared tuna comes over a spinach salad with Thai peanut dressing. Baked tilapia is topped with crabmeat and creamy bordelaise and served over angel hair pasta with glazed baby carrots. No reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; — Try house specialties like veal- and spinachstuffed canneloni. Bracialoni is baked veal stuffed with artichoke hearts, bacon, garlic and Parmesan cheese and topped with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE CHIbA — 8312 Oak St., 826-9119; www.chiba-nola. com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola. com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; — 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

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OuT to EAT menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www. — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials.

Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EvOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., 553-2277; — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a rouxbased gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS BISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes like semiboneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT — 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008 — Chef Zachary Watters prepares dishes like redfish Zachary, crabmeat au gratin and Gulf seafood specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www. —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


a flour, spinach, whole wheat or tomato-basil tortilla with basmati rice and beans. Spicy fish tacos are dressed with house pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO — 2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito. com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANTA FE — 3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — 3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www. — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www. — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch

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Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on po-boy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA — 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855; — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $. $

ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www. — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. Get one with a schmear or as a sandwich. Salads also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www. — These cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. Chicken and artichoke pasta is tossed with penne in garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features smoked sausage, shrimp, onion and peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce over pasta. No



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PIZZA DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www. — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ NONNA MIA CAFE & PIZZERIA — 3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717 — Nonna Mia uses homemade dough for pizza served by the slice or whole pie and offers salads, pasta dishes and panini. Gourmet pies are topped with ingredients like pancetta, roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms and prosciutto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza. com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., 252-6745; — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage page 47

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to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., 8993374; www.mahonyspoboys. com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original poboys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416; — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme po-boy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria. com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SEAFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. The baked Gulf fish is topped with compound chili butter and served with local seasonal vegetables and herbroasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; — Menus vary by location but generally

RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www. — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ VILLAGE INN — 9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 — Check into Village Inn for seasonal boiled seafood or raw oysters. Other options include fried seafood platters, po-boys, pasta and pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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

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

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

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VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www. — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh. com— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., 3097283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LE VIET CAFE — 2135 St. Charles Ave., 304-1339 — The cafe offers pho, banh mi, spring rolls and rice and noodle dishes. Pho is available with chicken, brisket, rare beef or meatballs and comes with a basket of basil, bean sprouts and jalapenos. Vietnamese-style grilled beef ribs come with a special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $





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

include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$





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Five-Night Stand-up National comics and local talents perform. By Brad Rhines


    “I’m not a serious  guy,” he admits. “I’m  just a dorky knucklehead. I like to have fun  and goof around.”     Hell Yes Fest gives  Greco a chance to  show off his fun-loving  side Saturday at The  New Movement theater  when he hosts The  Megaphone Show,  a house staple that  involves a special guest  sharing stories that  inspire improv scenes.     “Knowing New  Orleans and knowing these cats, this could be  a ‘perfect storm’ situation,” Greco says. “Who  knows what could happen, but I’m sure it’s going to be a blast.”     D.C. Pierson headlines the Wednesday standup show at The Republic. Pierson is a member  of the New York sketch comedy group Derrick  Comedy, along with Donald Glover from the NBC  sitcom Community. He worked in New Orleans  last year as co-producer of the MTV movie  Worst. Prom. Ever. His stand-up is influenced  by his sketch work, and he says the format allows him to connect better with audiences.     “Feeling that moment where they’re with  you, it’s a very unifying, fun experience that you  wouldn’t necessarily get in other art forms,” he  says. “It’s fun to have that very direct interplay with  an audience for half an hour or an hour.”     Friday and Saturday night, The New Movement  features some homegrown talent at two Hell Yes  Homecoming shows, both headlined by Theo Von,  a Mandeville native who appeared on MTV’s Road Rules and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. The opening  acts include local comics and comics who recently  left the state to pursue comedy (“which, for the record,  I don’t approve of, but I understand,” Trew says) and  comics who have returned home to join the growing  New Orleans scene.

    Also on this weekend’s bill  Joey Greco of the TV show are two shows that first took  Cheaters is a guest speaker shape at New Movement’s  at Hell Yes Fest. New Orleans theater. Shipwrecked! and You Don’t Know Hell Yes Fest The Half Of It were conceived  NOV by New Movement performers  Various   and have evolved into polished  THRu venues shows. Shipwrecked! includes  NOV a rotating cast of guest storytellers sharing personal stories  based on a central theme, and  You Don’t Know The Half Of It  puts scripted actors onstage with  improv performers to create unexpected scenes. Holmes  and Trew also are featured Shipwrecked! storytellers.     Comics from the theater’s Austin satellite get a  chance to shine at the Austin Invasion show Friday  at Cafe Istanbul. “It’s a show that people should go to  knowing that some of these people are going to make it  pretty big within a couple of years,” Trew says.     Organizers expect bigger crowds but there also  are agents and managers in search of new talent.  But Holmes admits the trip to New Orleans won’t  be all business.      “We’re hoping to hold it together and act like  grownups until we’re finished with the show,” he  says. “And then all bets are off.” 



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omedian Dave Holmes knows what to expect  from a weekend in New Orleans. The Los  Angeles-based performer has spent time  here as a tourist, as a friend of locals, and most  recently as an actor in the upcoming horror comedy  Hell Baby, written and directed by Thomas Lennon  and Robert Ben Garant from Reno 911!       “I’ve been down a number of times and always  had a good time, always had a couple of regrets,”  Holmes says. “Every time I’ve been there, I walk  outside at 10 in the morning intending to go for a jog  and somebody puts a Bloody Mary in my hand.”     Holmes returns with his improv group iO West  to New Orleans as a headliner at Hell Yes Fest, a  five-night comedy festival featuring national performers and local talent. The event was founded  last year by comedian Chris Trew from The New  Movement, a comedy theater with outposts in  Austin, Texas, and New Orleans. This year’s fest  brings even more acts to more venues around  the city.     Holmes got his start on MTV in the late ’90s,  has appeared on VH1 and hosts FX’s DVD on TV.  On Friday, he co-hosts the Friday Forty show at  Cafe Istanbul along with Scott Gimple, a writer  and producer for AMC’s The Walking Dead.  Holmes describes Friday Forty as a “sketch comedy, current affairs, drinking game show” in which  contestants answer questions while drinking  40-ounce bottles of beer.     Holmes and Gimple also perform in the iO  West All-Stars show Saturday at the Shadowbox Theatre.      “We just want to stay sober until the show is over,”  Holmes says. “Honestly, that’s the No. 1 concern.”      Also appearing at Hell Yes Fest is Joey Greco,  the former host of Cheaters, a hidden-camera  show that purports to show people catching  unfaithful partners. Greco delivers the keynote address during Wednesday night’s opening ceremonies at The Republic. Given his work on Cheaters,  people may be surprised to see Greco involved  in comedy, but he got to know Trew after acting  in the Studio 8 short film The House That Drips Blood on Alex, which aired on Comedy Central. 



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Individual & Season Tickets Now Available at


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“Say Hello to Old New Orleans”

featuring Cyril Neville with Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra plus Special Guests Saturday, November 17 | 8pm The Joy Theatre, 1200 Canal Street

A Tribute to Literacy Legend Ernest Gaines

An original Jazz score by Irvin Mayfield featuring the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Friday, November 30 | 7:30pm The Joy Theatre, 1200 Canal Street

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MUSIC listings

November 2012 MUSIC CALENDAR




Complete listings at www.bestofneworleans.Com

Lauren LaBorde, Listings Editor 504.483.3110 faX: 504.483.3116

Banks Street Bar — Carlos barrientos & friends, 9 BMC — eudora evans & Deep soul, 8 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — paul longstreth, 5 Chickie Wah Wah — pete anderson, 8 Circle Bar — forever blowing bubbles, 10 Columns Hotel — John rankin, 8 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook & wendell brunious, 9:30 House of Blues — a$ap rocky, schoolboy Q, Danny brown, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Jason marsalis, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 One Eyed Jacks — peelander-Z, eletric eel shock, 9 Preservation Hall — preservation Hall-stars feat. shannon powell, 8 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Rivershack Tavern — Danny alexander, 7 Siberia — michael James & His lonesome, Kiyoko mcCraw, Carrie nation & the speakeasy, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — stanton moore, David torkanowsky & James singleton, 8 & 10

AllWays Lounge — Kabile, 9 Banks Street Bar — major bacon, 9 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — soundman presents, 8; gravity a, 10 Bombay Club — monty banks, 6 Buffa’s Lounge — natasha sanchez, 7 Cafe Istanbul — Don paul, 9 Cafe Negril — sam Cammarata & Dominick grillo, 7:30; another Day in paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — matt lemmler, 4:30; sasha masakowski Quartet, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — meschiya lake & tom mcDermott, 8 Circle Bar — Jim o. & the no shows, 6 Columns Hotel — andy rogers, 8 The Cove at University of New Orleans — ted ludwig & Uno guitar ensembles, 7 Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 d.b.a. — washboard Chaz blues trio, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 Deanie’s Seafood Bucktown — brass-a-Holics, 5:30

never had the time or inclination to drive to manchester, tenn. to spend a long weekend overdos ing on music (among other things) with the unwashed masses? now bonnaroo comes to you. in 2011, the rural festival launched its 365 buzz tour, a sort of “bonnaroo across america” road show where the summertime high of mancunian rocky top doesn’t stop. this fall’s selections, quartets white Denim (who debuted to raves in June with a dusky, sun-dunking first-day set) and maps & atlases (pictured), are bonnaroo through and through: rambunctious and uncombed, dazzling and dazing. white Denim, from austin, texas, weaves together muscled southern grooves and jammy group solos on 2011’s D (Downtown). maps & atlases finally stopped showing its work on 2010’s delightful Perch Patchwork; with the april release Beware and Be Grateful (barsuk), the Chicago band forgets the dead language of math rock, turning in a beguiling document of love and detached loss. opening tandem “old & gray” and “fever” untie the time-signature knots and play cat’s cradle with the heartstrings, Dave Davison strangling a relationship obituary from his Dirty projected voice and deviling in the details (“somewhere there’s an orange on the table, somewhere there’s a robe on the floor/ and our writing on the wall is under three coats of paint in an apartment we don’t live in anymore”). Hacky sacks and sad sacks unite. easygoing montrealer mac Demarco opens. tickets $12. — noaH bonaparte pais

Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — brass-a-Holics, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori woods, 5; irvin mayfield’s noJo Jam, 8 Kerry Irish Pub — beth patterson, 9 Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts — Counting Crows, mean Creek, tender mercies, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Corey ledet & His Zydeco band, 10 One Eyed Jacks — white Denim, maps & atlases, mac Demarco, 9

Palm Court Jazz Cafe Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar — lars edegran, topsy Bar — sarah gromko & tom Chapman & palm Court Jazz band, 7 Hook, 9:30

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

Preservation Hall — preservation Hall Jazz band feat. mark braud, 8

Ralph’s on the Park — House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet lounge, 11 larry sieberth, 5

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Clockwork elvis, 8:30

Blue Nile — micah mcKee & little maker, 7

Siberia — tanlines, 9

Bombay Club — monty banks Duo, 6

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo marsalis & the Uptown Jazz orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — ben polcer, 4; orleans 6, 6; st. louis slim & the frenchmen street Jug band, 10 Three Muses — Hot Club of new orleans, 7

THURSday 8

Buffa’s Lounge — aurora nealand, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — David torkanowsky, 4:30; george french trio feat. ellen smith, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — sweet Jones CD release, 8; Kirk Joseph’s backyard groove, 10

AllWays Lounge — england in 1819, aerial attack, summer, 10

Circle Bar — other planets, alexandra & the grapefruits, tim robertson power trio, 10

Banks Street Bar — isla nola, 9

Columns Hotel — Kristina morales, 8

Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington, 8 Bistreaux — aaron lopezbarrantes, 7

Crescent City Brewhouse — new orleans streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 page 53







white Denim with maps & atlases and mac Demarco 9 p.m. wednesday one eyed Jacks 615 toulouse st., 569-8361


Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground


A Fundraiser for the Southern University Band featuring Brass-A-Holics FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 10PM

Little Freddie King FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 10PM

Alexey Marti & Urban Minds


Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 10PM

Colin Lake Band


The Wild Magnolias featuring Big Chiefs Bo Dollis Jr. & Monk Boudreaux SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 10PM

Free Agents Brass Band


IRvIN MAyfIELD’S I CLUb JW Marriott New Orleans 614 Canal Street (Common St. entrance) Cover paid at door unless otherwise indicated $5 discount valet parking for locals

for more up to date and show information call 504-527-6712 or visit Irvin Mayfield’s I Club @TheIClubNola

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d.b.a. — treme brass band, 7

WEdNESday 7



AllWays Lounge — wasted lives, 9

White Denim with Maps & Atlases and Mac DeMarco

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra presents A Tribute to James Booker featuring an All-Star Piano Summit


TUESday 6

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

THURSDAYS NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 8PM


all show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Glen David Andrews



Grammy Award-winning


SATURDAY 11/10, 17, & 24 8PM


NOVEMBER 2012 Calendar THURSDAYS 5pm Roman Skakun

8pm The James Rivers Movement FRIDAYS 5pm The Professor Piano Series featuring 11/2 & 30 Joe Krown 11/9 Tom McDermott 11/16 Josh Paxton 11/23 Larry Seiberth



Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown

Midnight Burlesque Ballroom featuring

Trixie Minx & Romy Kaye

SATURDAYS 8pm 11/3 Joe Krown Swing Band 11/10, 17 & 24 Leroy Jones


Midnight Brass Band Jam featuring 11/3 & 24 Brass-A-Holics 11/10 & 17 Free Agents For schedule updates follow us on:

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Brass Band

SUNDAYS 8pm Tyler’s Revisited featuring

Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth

MONDAYS 8pm Gerald French &

the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

TUESDAYS 8pm 11/6 & 20 Jason


11/13 & 27 Khari Allen

Lee & the New Creative Collective

WEDNESDAYS 5pm Kipori Woods

8pm Grammy Award-winning

Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam ($15 cover)

performing the music of

Art Blakey’s Bands


MuSiC LISTINGS page 51

Der Rathskeller — Wendell Brunious, 7

— “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Mark Braud, 9:30

Babylon Lounge — Bad Grass, Fat Camp, Stove Bolts, 10

Dragon’s Den — Dead Legends, The Atom Age, Astronomical, The Worst, 9:30

Banks Street Bar — Toast Beards, Bantam Foxes, Never Ever, 9:30

Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6

Bayou Beer Garden — Little Red & Big Bad, 9

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

Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7

House of Blues — The Maine, Mayday Parade, Postelles, 6

Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Soundman Presents, 10

Howlin’ Wolf — Lake Area High School Marching Band fundraiser feat. Rebirth Brass Band, To Be Continued Brass Band, Michael Ward, Davell Crawford and others, 7 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Glen David Andrews, 8; Glen David Andrews, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Landlubbers Pub & Club — Jumbo Shrimp, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Mimi’s in the Marigny — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 9 Oak — Kristin Diable, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Mike Dillon, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Mumbles, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Leroy Jones, Katja Toivola & Crescent City Joymakers, 7

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Republic New Orleans — GRiZ, Sir Charles, White Noise, 9 Rivershack Tavern — Detective Fish, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafose, 8:30 Siberia — King James, 6; Slow Danger Brass Band, Helen Gillet & the Wazozo Zorchestra, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Ted Ludwig Quartet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 4:30; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 UNO Lakefront Arena — Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, 7:30 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 9 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge

Cafe Negril — Gypsy Elise & Royal Blues, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Matt Lemmler Duo feat. Robin Barnes, 5; Prima Jazz Quartet, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Carrollton Station — Susan Cowsill Band, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Pfister Sisters, 5:30; Bobby Messano, 8 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Star & Micey, Gold & the Rush, Carolina Story, 10 Clever Wine Bar — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Columns Hotel — Alex Bachari Trio, 6 Crescent City Brewhouse — New Orleans Streetbeat, 6 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Kenny Brown & Shannon McNally, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Green Room — Davy Crockett & the Wild Frontier, 10 House of Blues — Who’s Bad, 9 Howlin’ Wolf Den — PAINT, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Sasha Masakowski & Musical Playground, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Tom McDermott, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Tim Laughlin & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Ghost Town, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Wiseguys, 9:30

Papa Grows Funk

TUE 11/6

Rebirth Brass Band

WED 11/7

Corey Ledet

THU The Trio featuring Johnny V 11/8 & Special Guests

Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6:30; Cottonmouth Kings, 10

FRI 11/9

Mississippi Rail Company + Natalie Mae & Her Unturned Tricks

SAT 11/10

New Orleans Suspects

Saturday 10

SUN 11/11 3/13

Joe Krown Trio Pigeontown feat. Russell Batiste & Walter

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

New Orleans Best Every Night!

Three Muses — Kyndra Joi, 4; New Orleans Moonshiners, 6; Gal Holiday, 7:30 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell Trio, 5

AllWays Lounge — Dominique LeJeune CD release, 11 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Armstrong Park — Treme Creole Gumbo Festival, 11 a.m.

Wolfman Washington

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there’s never been another film series like that of fictional secret agent James Bond, at least in terms of sheer numbers and longevity. twelve Bond novels and two short-story collections written by British author Ian Fleming in the 1950s and early ’60s have inspired 23 feature films over 50 years from the small Eon Productions studio, plus two additional movies produced elsewhere. there’s no question Bond has had his ups and downs — especially in recent times — leading to understandably low expectations among legions of 007 fans. Gadgets, girls, wry humor, exotic locales, splashy villains — can it really be so hard to make a good Bond movie? You wouldn’t think so after seeing Skyfall, the most enjoyable Bond film in decades and one of the strongest entries in the entire Bond series. Still controlled by the heirs of co-founder Albert Broccoli, Eon Productions hasn’t always been known for hiring visionary filmmakers likely to put a personal stamp on its uniquely lucrative franchise. But help for Skyfall arrived in the form of director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and co-writer John Logan, author of the recent Broadway smash Red and films like Gladiator and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. they bring together all the familiar Bond elements in support of a solid, straightforward spy story, and they nail the elusive tone of classic Bond while bringing it squarely into the world of the present day. the past haunts Skyfall like a noontime shadow. the story begins with a failure by Bond (Daniel Craig) and his boss M (Judi Dench) to prevent a list of agents embedded in terrorist organizations across the globe from falling into the wrong hands, with predictably lethal results. All that follows is directly tied to Bond’s and M’s lengthy personal histories with British spy agency MI6. Can they adapt to a world in which gadgetry is no match for computer hackers? their characters’ late-career troubles set the stage for Craig (in his third film as Bond) and Dench (her seventh film as M) to bring real flesh and blood to the proceedings. And then there’s Javier Bardem. It should come as no surprise that he makes an ideal Bond villain given his flamboyantly evil turn in the Coen brothers film No Country for Old Men. Bardem makes an impossibly grand and elegant entrance almost halfway through Skyfall, and it’s enough to make you want to watch the entire movie again. Skyfall turns its frequent implausibilities into simple pleasures in the manner of all the best Bond films. A 12-minute opening sequence reportedly took two months to shoot and includes a stunt so preposterous, it made at least one local movie critic laugh out loud at a recent screening. But that’s exactly what you want from Bond, especially on the occasion of his 50th anniversary on film. – KEN KORMAN

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THE ATHLETE (NR) — Rasselas Lakew’s film chronicles the life of Ethiopian sports legend Abebe Bikila, the first person in history to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the marathon. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Monday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (NR) — Sundance Best Director winner Ava DuVernay’s drama follows a woman who must learn to live a new life while her husband serves an eight-year prison sentence. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN (PG-13) — The screening of the 1981 sci-fi comedy starring Lily Tomlin also features food, an art-making activity, live music and more. Tickets $3 New Orleans Film Society and NOMA members, $6 general

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (NR) — Gene Kelly’s 1952 movie-musical follows a silent film production company as they make a difficult transition to talkies. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.

THE UPSETTER: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF LEE SCRATCH PERRY (NR) — The 2008 documentary is about the Jamaican music legend. The screening is part of DJ Soul Sister’s Musically Speaking film series. Free admission. 6 p.m. Sunday, Mimi’s in the Marigny, 2601 Royal St., 872-9868; AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 527-6012

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OPENING BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Volatilia,” a group show of automata artists curated by myrtle von Damitz iii; “american ecstasy,” photographs by barbara nitke; both through Dec. 2. saturday.


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THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — “Uncommon landscapes,” a group photography show; works by andrea ferguson; “breaking up is hard to do” works by brad benischek, Case miller, margaret turner, ian Vanek and guy pierce; all through Dec. 2. opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. saturday. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; — “side by side,” sculpture by aaron mcnamee; “Upfling,” mixed media by mel buffington; both through Dec. 2. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “lifelike,” works based on commonplace

objects and situations by andy warhol, gerhard richter, James Casebere and others, through Jan. 27. opening sunday.

SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; — “re/ evolve,” paintings by ron bennett, through Dec. 1. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. — “spread thinly,” mixed media and video by minka stoyanova, through Dec. 2. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday.

GaLLErIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; — “splintered personality,” works by molly mcguire, through nov. 24. A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www. — “moonshine & stratum lucidum,” photographs by louviere + Vanessa; “salt and time,” photographs by shelby lee adams, through December. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — annual miniature exhibition, through Dec. 1. ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; — works by andy baird, through wednesday.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; — “against the tide,” paintings and mixed media by Jacqueline bishop; “send it on Down,” photographs by Deborah luster, through Dec. 22. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www. — oil paintings by bernard beneito, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “new orleans loves to second line all the time,” works by nilo and mina lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, noel rockmore and others; all ongoing. BIG BUNNY FINE ART. 332 Exchange Alley, 309-2444; — “old enough for ghosts,” works by greg gieguez, steve lohman, sarah nelson and Hanneke relyea, ongoing. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www. — “rouville,” works by george Dunbar, through nov. 23. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; — “people and places/new orleans,” pastels by sandra burshell, through nov. 28. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www. — works by Joachim Casell, phillip sage, rene ragi, Jack miller and others, ongoing. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; — “broken star,” oil paintings by aaron Collier; “the new world,” pastels and oil paintings by thuan Vu, through nov. 24. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; — “at play amongst the pines,” paintings by James taylor bonds, through nov. 17. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing. com — Hand-carved works in wood by Daniel garcia, ongoing.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — paintings by lynn wessell, jewelry by Chester allen, found object lighting and furniture by abe geasland and works by Kathy schorr, through november.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “landscapes and beyond,” paintings by tom bates, through nov. 29.

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works depicting experiences of multicultural populations, through Dec. 16.

GALLERY 30-OH-1. Joey K’s, 3001 Magazine St., second floor — “Living on Stilts,” works by Aimee Farnet Siegel, through December.

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; — “Endangered,” works by David Kidd, Nall, Jeffrey Pitt, Betsy Stewart and Joe Zammit-Lucia, through Nov. 24.

GALLERY ORANGE. 819 Royal St., 701-0857; www. — “Letters of Light,” works by Anna Gil, through Sunday. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg. com — “Calling Out the Wards,” paintings of New Orleans neighborhoods, through November. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; — “Density,” sewn constructions by Anita Cooke; “Neutral Ground,” video and print work by Dan Rule, through November. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. — “Children’s Garden,” paintings by Alan Gerson, through Saturday. Works by Carolyn McAdams, through Nov. 24. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www. — “Rejuvenate, Reanimate, Recycle,” works by Jerome Ford, through November.

MAY GALLERY AND RESIDENCY. 2839 N. Robertson St., Suite 105; — “tantric Wealth,” multimedia installation by Derek Larson. Open by appointment only, through Nov. 23. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; — “Scorpio,” glass sculpture by James Mongrain and Jason Christian, through November. NEW ORLEANS PHOTO ALLIANCE. 1111 St. Mary St., 610-4899; www.neworleansphotoalliance.blogspot. com — “And the Winners Are ...” an exhibit of New Orleans Photo Alliance grant recipients, through Nov. 17. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane. edu — “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity,” multimedia

RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 523-7945; — Works by Nellrea Simpson, Chip tipton, tamra Carboni and Caren Nowak, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Metal, Glass and Paper,” photographs by Bruce Schultz, through Dec. 1. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Investments,” monotypes by Caryl M. Christian-Levy and mixed-media photographs by Epaul Julien, through Nov. 27. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Declinaison de Coton,” oil paintings by Saliha Staib; “Belle terre,” oil paintings by Ed Smith, through Nov. 27. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 5689050; www.stellajonesgallery. com — “Justified: Silent Harmony,” works by Moe Brooker, Mr. Imagination and Bill Sirmon, through November. STUDIO 831. 532 Royal St., 304-4392; — “In a Mind’s Eye,” sculpture by Jason Robert Griego, ongoing. TEN GALLERY IN THE SALON STUDIO. 4432 Magazine St., 333-1414 — “Falling Down,” works by Jeff Rinehart, through Dec. 1. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 5812113; — “triple Martini,” reworked stainless steel martini glasses by John Greco, Cathy CooperStratton and Christopher Poehlmann, through November.

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NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., 596-2675; — “Random Daze,” works by Dwayne Conrad, Natasha Sanchez, Pat Jolly, Amanda Leigh and Brian Cunningham, through Jan. 7, 2013. POYDRAS CENTER. 650 Poydras St. — “Painted Journeys” paintings by Al Champagne, through November.


PRESERVATION HALL. 726 St. Peter St., 522-2841 — “All Access/Exit Stage Right,” backstage portraits of musicians from Voodoo Experience by Zack Smith, through Nov. 26. SIBERIA. 2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 — “Hostile Work Environment,” concert photographs by Gary LoVerde, through Dec. 23.

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muSEumS AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Yet Do I Marvel: Countee Cullen and the Harlem Renaissance,” an exhibition on the Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen and his literary and artistic contemporaries, through Dec. 20. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 5283800; — “time travelling tales,” a group show of mixed media, through Nov. 25. “Cinema Reset: New Media Works,” a film exhibit curated by Blake Bertuccelli and trevor Alan taylor in collaboration with the New Orleans Film Society, through Dec. 2. “Where Do We Migrate to?” a group show; page 63


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HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; — “Something old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Feb. 8. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Ritual Forms: The Sculptures and Drawings of Clyde Connell,” through Dec. 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. — “New orleans Bound 1812: The Steamboat That Changed America,” through January 2013. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www. — “The Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert Tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; — “Bambara: From Africa to New orleans, From the Gambia River to the

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. — “Mass Produced: Technology in 19th-Century English Design,” through Sunday. “Photography, Sequence and Time,” photographs from the 19th century to the present, through Dec. 2. “19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” paintings by Richard Clague, Marshall Smith Jr. and William Buck, through Jan. 6. “Ida kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Feb. 10. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Forever,” mural by odili Donald odita, through oct. 7, 2013. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. — Jewelry by Lauren Eckstein Schonekas of Construct Jewelry, ongoing. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. — “The Da Vino Code,” paintings by LeonARTo da VINo (Chuck Gray), through Dec. 30. “Tanqueray olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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The massive brick building looming above the Claiborne Avenue installation by Derek Larson NOV overpass between Montegut and St. Ferdinand streets looks like the open Nov. 10 and industrial structure it once was, and while you’d never guess from by appointment the exterior, it currently comprises more than 50 art studios. It also houses the May Gallery, the St. Claude Arts District’s northernmost May Gallery, 2839 N. Robertoutpost, which currently features Derek Larson’s Tantric Wealth exhibison St., Suite 105, 316-3474; tion, a mixed-media extrapolation of ancient beliefs and contemporary currencies. His busy montages of monetary symbols including euros, pesos, pounds, dollars and krona are configured into contemporary yantras, the sacred diagrams employed in traditional Hinduism as meditative pathways to cosmic consciousness. All are untitled, and all radiate the irony that inevitably attends any fusion of things macro and micro, sacred and venal. Adding to their pop aura, all are rendered in acidic shades of tangerine, mauve, salmon and so forth, in patterns as incomprehensible as global finance itself. And while the sages of ancient Asia offered paths to self-liberation, today’s global economy more often resembles something the Egyptian pharaohs might have devised, only our new pharaohs are the financiers who sometimes seem to try to rule the world even as the high priests of technology keep the masses mesmerized with the latest addictive gadgets that command ever more of our attention — as we see in Larson’s video projections of people seemingly transfixed, meditating on their pods, pads, tablets and cellphones. Like digital yogis, they channel vast networks of universal corporate consciousness, and here we encounter a Ray Bradbury vision of a dystopia of electronic lotus eaters where everyone is wired into a waking dream of virtual connectedness, a realm of eternally ephemeral enticements that never fail to tantalize even as the latest “new and improved” iteration of electronic nirvana looms on a perpetually receding horizon. The reality is more nuanced than this sounds, but Larson gives us a lot to think about. — D. ERIC BookHARDT


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BELL BOOK AND CANDLE. Playmakers Theater, 19106 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 8931671; www.playmakersinc. com — in John Van Druten’s play that served as inspiration for Bewitched, a witch casts a spell on her neighbor to prevent him from marrying her college enemy, only to fall in love with him herself. tickets $15 general admission, $10 students. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and 2 p.m. sunday through nov. 18.


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BLESS YA, BOYZ: THE CURSE OF GOODELL. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. — shine productions’ play takes fans on a comedic journey through the new orleans saints’ history. admission $26. 8 p.m. thursday. BOEING BOEING. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 461-9475; — ricky graham directs the comedy about a lothario whose three airline hostess fiances end up in the same place at once due to unexpected schedule changes. tickets $35 general admission, $33 seniors, $30 student/ military. friday-sunday through nov. 18. DEBAUCHERY. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 4881460; — pat bourgeois’ monthly soap opera follows an eccentric new orleans family. tickets $10.

7:30 p.m. wednesday. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; — skin Horse theater, known for its out-of-the-box productions often staged in nontraditional venues, presents a production of the oscar wilde comedy. Visit for reservations. tickets $20 general admission, $15 CaC members, two tickets for $20 on thursdays. 8 p.m. thursdaysunday and nov. 18. JUMP, JIVE & WAIL: THE MUSIC OF LOUIS PRIMA. Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944; www. — the show brings to life prima classics with local musicians and swing dancers. 8 p.m. fridaysaturday and 1 p.m. sunday through nov. 24. no shows sunday and nov. 17. KISS KISS JULIE. Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road — based on the august strindberg play Miss Julie, artspot productions’ interactive performance takes the audience on a sensory romp through a 200-year-old home. the show contains nudity. no one under 18 is admitted. Visit for reservations. tickets $20. 8 p.m. friday-sunday.

axler’s dark comedy, a young couple’s family life is tested when their firstborn turns out to be a terrifying creature. tickets $15. 7:30 p.m. tuesdaywednesday. TOPOS. Parse Gallery, 134 Carondelet St. — night light Collective presents the immersive piece in which the audience interacts with the actors during a feast. performances are limited to 20 audience members. tickets $10. 8 p.m. friday-sunday and nov. 23-25.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www. — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

REV. SPOOKY LESTRANGE & HER BILLION DOLLAR BABY DOLLS. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 4881460; — the troupe presents “Comic Con Cuties: a burlesque tribute,” which celebrates characters from comic books, science fiction and more. tickets $15. 8 p.m. monday and nov. 13.

AUDITIONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., 671-5012; www. — the women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit for details. 7 p.m. monday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola. org — the men’s barbershop harmony chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit for details. 7:15 p.m. tuesday.

RICKY GRAHAM & BECKY ALLEN: TOGETHER, AGAIN. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., 488-1460; www. — the duo recreates songs and sketches from previous shows. tickets $26. 8 p.m. saturday.

VENUS IN FUR. Southern Rep rehearsal room, One Canal Place, 365 Canal St., fourth floor, 523-9857; — a male in his 20s or 30s and a woman in her 20s are sought for the January production of the David ives play. 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. wednesday.

SHANGHAI. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 2185778; www.theallwayslounge. com — the production reimagines the san francisco drag troupe Cockettes’ comic operetta about white slavery and miscegenation in 1930s China. tickets $15. 8 p.m. friday-saturday through Dec. 1.


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ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St. — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the new movement presents a stand-up comedy



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GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 3104999; — Leon blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. HELL YES FEST. Joey Greco from Cheaters, DC Pierson, theo von, Duncan trussell and Dave holmes headline the New Movement’s comedy festival. visit for details. Wednesday-Sunday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 7840054; — PissyoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. visit www.pissyopants. com for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday.

LISA LAMPANELLI. Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; — the insult comic performs. tickets $39.75. 8 p.m. Saturday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 2317011; — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Leigh Fondakowski has created several theater pieces based on interviews and documentary-style presentations, including The Laramie Project, about the 1998 gay-bashing death of Matthew Shepard. Fondakowski and visual artist reeva Wortel presented a workshop production of Spill at NoCCA last week, and it is full of colorful and real characters, including managers and technicians aboard the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010 when the rig exploded; the father of Gordon Jones, who died in the disaster; and fishermen who lost their livelihoods and volunteered to do cleanup work. the piece also includes excerpts from congressional testimony. the testimony, coupled with staging in which many characters talk directly to the audience and rarely to each other, makes the piece feel like a disjointed courtroom drama. Many of the monologues, both personal narratives and technical explanations, are riveting, particularly as the drilling operation broke down. As a whole, the piece is a concise account of the disaster and the two years afterward. but that’s a lot of material to cover, and in its current state, the performance lasts nearly three hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Fondakowski wrote a very focused and vividly detailed script, but for as much drama as it includes, it’s not a very dramatic piece of theater. It must have taken an extraordinary effort to cull through more than 20 interviews and hundreds of pages and hours of recorded testimony to craft this story, balancing technical and historical detail with personal accounts. It’s a very impressive report. the workshop cast read from a script, but many strong characters emerged. Narrator Kelli Simpkins did an amazing job juggling authentic-sounding South Louisiana accents for many distinct characters. Jamie Wax animated an entertaining disaster guru in University of California at berkeley engineer robert bea. Silas Cooper handled fishermen, Native Americans and the father of Jones very well. Donald Watkins was an oysterman and local politician as well as a rig operator, and Kesha McKey played ePA administrator Lisa Jackson. It’s hard to guess the reaction and interest of an audience not as familiar with south Louisiana or the day-to-day stress the disaster caused. being familiar with those events, I thought it was solid on many fronts: the facts of the case, perspective on the industry and its history in coastal Louisiana, the voices of some of those affected, the impact on their lives not just during the 87 days before the well was capped but long afterward. Spill is scheduled for a more finalized production at LSU in two weeks. As an engaging account of the nation’s worst environmental disaster, it deserves great attention. — WILL CovIeLLo



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seafood, natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. NATIONAL MS SOCIETY RENAISSANCE PARTY. Renaissance Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2330 — the party raising funds for support programs and services for those with multiple sclerosis features live music and auctions. Visit www. for details. 7 p.m. ST. RITA PECAN FESTIVAL. St. Rita Church, 7100 Jefferson Hwy., 737-2915; — the festival includes live music, a 2-mile fun run, rides, an auction, a children’s area and more. Visit www. for details. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. WESTWEGO CYPRESS SWAMP FEST. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the festival food, live music, crafts, children’s activities, games and rides. Admission $2. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CENTRAL CITY HOME TOUR. The event includes bus and walking tours of newly built homes and historic renovations in the neighborhood. Visit www. for details. Walking tours depart from Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center (1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd.); bus tours depart from the corner of Oretha C. Haley Boulevard and

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod Streets, 861-5898; www. — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. CRIMESTOPPERS CARNIVALE. Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., 565-7457 — the party featuring music, food, raffles and an auction benefits Crimestoppers, which offers rewards to citizens who provide tips to solve crimes. Visit www. for details. DANCE FOR LIFE. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www.nocca. com — the day of free music and dance workshops for participants of all ages and levels includes classes in body conditioning, hip hop and jazz dancing, West African, Haitian and Brazilian music and dance, and a prenatal yoga workshop. Visit for details. 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — the market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit 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. JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION WALK FOR THE CURE. Audubon Park, Shelter 10, 6500 Magazine St. — the 610

Stompers perform at the walk that also features food from local restaurants and post-walk activities that include a rockclimbing wall, a space walk, live music from the Wise Guys and more. Visit for details. 8:30 a.m. LOUISIANA BICENTENNIAL MILITARY PARADE. The Louisiana Bicentennial Commission hosts the parade that begins at the corner of Elysian Fields Avenue and N. Peters Street and ends at the National World War II Museum (945 Magazine St.). Visit for details. 3 p.m. MODERN HOME TOUR. The self-guided tour includes homes around New Orleans featuring notable contemporary and mid-century Modern designs. Admission $30 before Friday, $40 day of event. Visit for details. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. NEW ORLEANS LADIES ARM WRESTLING BRAWL. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks. net — Arm wrestlers assume professional wrestling-esque personas and compete in theatrical bouts to raise money for the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Admission $5. Visit for details. 8 p.m.

also is food and live music. Visit for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ODYSSEY BALL. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; — the museum’s biggest annual fundraiser features food, dancing, a silent auction and the opening of Lifelike, an exhibition organized by Walker Arts Center. Admission $95 patrons 40 and younger (limited to 200 reservations), $250 patron party tickets, $150 and up for gala admission. 7:30 p.m. patron party, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. gala. PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., 908-4741 — More than 30 vendors sell art, handmade jewelry and crafts, vintage collectibles and flea market finds. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Sankofa Farmers Market, ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; www. — the weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

from local and regional artists and demonstrations. Sunday markets feature repurposed art. Email info@spuncrossroads. com or visit for details. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — the market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call 355-4442 or visit www. for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL. Columbia Street, downtown Covington, Columbia Street, (985) 892-1873 — Artists and craft vendors fill downtown Covington for the festival with live music, a children’s area, food, a fun run and awards for participating professional and student artists. Visit www. for details. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. TREASUREFEST. Treasure Chest Casino, 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (800) 298-0711; — Cowboy Mouth, Rockin’ Dopsie and Groovy 7 perform at the festival with food from local vendors. Free admission. 1 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS ON TAP. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888; — the Bulldog and LA/SPCA host the event featuring more than 200 types of beer, live music by Alexis & the Samurai and Flow tribe, pet adoptions, raffles and more. Visit for details. Free admission. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SAVE SHELL BEACH BENEFIT. Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www. — Kermit Ruffins, Glen David Andrews, tommy Malone and others perform at the fundraiser to rebuild Shell Beach, the small fishing village on the shoreline of Lake Borgne in eastern St. Bernard Parish. Visit www.facebook. com/saveshellbeach for details. tickets $20 general admission, $50 VIP admission (includes admission to a cocktail party and auction from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). 7 p.m.

TREME CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — Brass bands including Dirty Dozen, Soul Rebels, Hot 8 and others perform at the festival featuring gumbo made by local Creole restaurants. Visit www.tremegumbofest. com for details. Free admission. Saturday-Sunday.

OCH ART MARKET. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc. net — the theme of the monthly market is repurposed art and home furnishings, and there

SPUN CROSSROADS ART IN MOTION MARKET. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., 948-9961; www.neworleanshealingcenter. org — the weekly indoor market features art, crafts, fashion

UNLEASHED! MOONLIGHT GALA. Castine Center, Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-7997 — the St. tammany Humane Society’s annual fundraiser features music by Christian

Serpas and Ghost town, a silent auction, food by local restaurants, open bar, adoptable dogs and more. Admission $100. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. YEMAYA PARADE. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge. com — the all-women’s walking parade includes local marching groups and bands Xavier Prep Marching Band, Mo’Lasses and the Local Skank. the parade starts at Buffa’s and ends with an after-party at Michalopoulos Studio (527 Elysian Fields Ave.). Call 669-8022 or email for details. 4 p.m.

SUNDAY 11 “BARBER OF SEVILLE” ORIENTATION AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. New Orleans Opera Association’s Women’s Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St., 899-1945‎ — Guests from the production lead a discussion on the Gioachino Rossini opera, which the New Orleans Opera Association will present Nov. 16 and 18. Call 529-2278 ext. 227 for details. Admission $25 Women’s Guild members, $15 Junior Committee members, $30 nonmembers. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. CANCER SURVIVORS BRUNCH. East Jefferson General Hospital, Conference Center, 454-4000; www.ejgh. org — the hospital hosts a free brunch for cancer survivors. Pre-registration is required. Call 456-5000 for details. 9 a.m. NEW ORLEANS COMMUNITY PRINTSHOP & DARKROOM GRAND RE-OPENING. New Orleans Community Printshop & Darkroom, 1201 Mazant St.; www.nolacommunityprintshop. — the event, themed “the Some-TimesPicayune,” celebrates traditional publishing and printing with live silk screening, a raffle and music by Hot 8 Brass Band and the treme Brass Band. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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MONDAY 12 UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS GALA DINNER. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; www. — The

gala honors UNO President Peter Fos and alumnus of the year U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey. Visit edu for details. Tickets $125 UNO faculty and staff, $250 general admission. 6 p.m.

SPORTS HORNETS. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 5873663; — The Hornets play the Philadelphia 76ers. 7 p.m. Wednesday and the Charlotte Bobcats 7 p.m. Friday. Visit hornets for details. SAINTS. Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www.superdome. com — The Saints play the Atlanta Falcons. Noon Sunday.

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ST. CLAUDE MAIN STREET REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. The group seeks proposals for arts-based community engagement programs. The deadline for proposal submission is Nov. 22. Call 264-1743 or visit for details.

CAll fOR VOluNTeeRS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. — 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. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at 522-1962 ext. 213 or

email info@casaneworleans. org for details. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energyefficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter. for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 304-2275, email volunteer@ or visit for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 8318475 for details.

WORDS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. BLACK WIDOW SALON. Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St., 524-4997 — The event features writers Yuri Herrera and Michael Zell. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. COLD•CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., 9473735; — The monthly poetry and performance series features three readers. Visit for details. 7 p.m. Saturday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; — The bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. Tuesday. “THE DROP” RELEASE PARTY. St. Vincent’s Guest House, 1507 Magazine St. — The party celebrates the release of the November issue of Pelican Bomb’s art publication, and featured artists Anastasia Pelias, Nina Schwanse and Robert C. Tannen appear at the event. Visit for details. 6 p.m.

to 8 p.m. Thursday. ELENI GAGE. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Other Waters. 1 p.m. Saturday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., 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. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. “JACKSON SQUARED: THE HEART OF THE QUARTER”. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — Book contributors Tom Varisco, John Biguenet, Will Crocker and Jackson Hill appear at the book release event. 6 p.m. Thursday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday. SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — The group discusses Julie E. Czerneda’s Beholder’s Eye. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. SUMMER WOOD. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Raising Wrecker. 5:30 p.m. Friday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. — The group all levels of writers meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email for details.


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A loving couple can give your baby happiness, security, education, and a stay at home Mom. Expenses paid. Call Cathy & Brian, 1-800-684-7086



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Anyone knowing the address or whereabouts of Frank S. Larson should contact John F. Watts, Attorney at Law, 118 North Cypress street, Post Office Box 1533, Hammond, Louisiana 70404; Telephone (985) 345-2490. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Cynthia Singleton or Lois Scott, please contact Ashley B. Schepens at (504) 837-4950 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Dolores Smith Wilmore a/k/a Dolores Wilmore, please contact Timothy P. Farrelly, Atty. (504) 8324101 or 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 103, Metairie, LA 70002. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of John Brigham Glass, please contact Ashley B. Schepens at (504) 837-4950


NO. 598-970 DIVISION F SUCCESSION OF ELIZABETH A. GRIFFIN NOTICE OF FILING SECOND AMENDED TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is here given to the creditors of this estate and all other interested persons to show cause within seven days from the publication of this notice, if any they have or can, why the Second Amended Tableau of Distribution filed by STEVEN B. WITMAN, the duly appointed Administrator of the Succession, should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance with it.


IN RE: THE ROBERT AND MYRTIS NIMS FOUNDATION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the surviving Settlor and all of the Trustees of the Robert and Myrtis Nims Foundation have petitioned the 24th Judicial District Court to amend the Act of Donation in Trust establishing the Robert and Myrtis Nims Foundation so as to provide that: (1) Removal of the investment advisor shall require the unanimous consent of the Trustees; (2) No new investment advisor shall be appointed until 45 days after the removal of the current investment advisor; and

Lisa M. Cheramie Deputy Clerk

(3) Ronald J. Carazo and/or affiliates shall serve as the sole investment advisor until his, its or their resignation or termination.


Pursuant to La. R.S. 9:2332(1), any person having standing may file an objection to this amendment. If no objection is filed, an order amending this foundation will be rendered after expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice.

GAMBIT - 11/6/12 ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of PRISCILLA MCMATH PRYOR, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, New Orleans, LA 70125, 504-365-1545

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CLERK OF COURT, 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT Masie Comeaux Deputy Clerk ROBERT R. CASEY 8555 UNITED PLAZA BLVD. FIFTH FLOOR BATON ROUGE LA 70809 225 248-2090 Publication: Gambit 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4/12


NUMBER: 707-687 DIVISION: L SUCCESSION OF DOLORES R. HIRTH AND THOMAS W. HIRTH, SR. NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Thomas W. Hirth, Jr., the duly appointed, acting and qualified executor of the Succession of Dolores R. Hirth and Thomas W. Hirth, Sr., has, pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, Article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court to sell, at private sale, for the price of NINETY-THREE THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($93.000.00) DOLLARS, payable in cash, the following described property belonging to the succession, to-wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as JEFFERSON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, in SQUARE NO. 12, bounded by RIVERSIDE DRIVE, BRADLEY DRIVE and DODGE and NEWMAN AVENUES, designated as LOT G on survey by W.L. Case, S., Dec. 29, 1947 and according to which survey said Lot G forms the corner of Newman Avenue and Riverside Drive and measures 50 feet 6 inches 0 lines front on NEWMAN AVENUE, with a width in the rear of 68 feet 2 inches 0 lines by a depth and front on Riverside Drive of 101 feet 3 inches 3 lines and a depth on the dividing line between lots F and G of 100 feet 0 inches 2 lines.

Being the same property acquired by the Association from John W. Adams by act before undersigned Notary, this day, registered in COB 507, Folio 611. According to survey by J. J. Krebs & Sons, S., May 6, 1960, copy of which is annexed hereto, Lot G is described exactly as set forth hereinabove and the improvements bear NO. 100 NEWMAN AVENUE. NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given, that Thomas W. Hirth, Jr., executor, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such course, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the day whereon the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE 24th Judicial District Court on this 5th day of October, 2012. Patricia Ann Moore DEPUTY, CLERK OF COURT DANIEL R. MARTINY 131 AIRLINE DRIVE-STE 201 METAIRIE, LA 70001 (504) 834-7676 Publication: Gambit 10/16 & 11/6/12

to place your

LEGAL NOTICE call sherry at 504.483.3122 or email sherrys @gambitweekly. com

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Help local animals find the most “Dog” gone “Purr”fect home this holiday season!


Pet Adopt-A-Thon

As part of its ongoing efforts to find suitable, permanent homes for foster animals, Gambit, along with the Louisiana SPCA, Spaymart, Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter and The Humane Society of Louisiana, is sponsoring its 12th Bi-Annual Pet Adopt-A-Thon.

To sponsor an animal for adoption from a local shelter, send $25 per animal: Attn: Pet Adopt-A-Thon Gambit Example Ad: 3923 Bienville Street New Orleans, LA 70119

Issue Date: December 11 Space Reservation: December 5

Please help us spread the word and get other members of the community involved.







Notice is given that the administration of this succession has filed a petition for authority to pay estate debts, in accordance with a tableau of distribution contained in the petition. The petition can be homologated after the expiration of seven days from the date of this publication; any opposition to the petition must be filed prior to homolagation.

Notice is given that the executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit:


Scherll Shutt Deputy Clerk of Court John A. Venezia 757 St. Charles Ave. Suite 303 New Orleans, LA 70130 504-486-3910 Gambit: 11/6/12




That portion of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the First District of the City of New Orleans, state of Louisiana, in Square No. 660, bounded by South Lopez, Banks, South Rendon and Palmyra Streets, designated as Lot 4-A on a survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated May 10,1968, resubdivision approved by City Planning Commission May 22, 1968 and plan filed in COB 685, folio 295 on June 27, 1968, according to which Lot 4-A forms the corner of Palmyra and South Lopez Streets and measures 42 feet front on Palmyra Street, same width in the rear, by a depth and front on South Lopez Street of 114 feet 2 inches 4 lines, between equal and parallel lines and is compose of original Lots 3 and 4. Improvements thereon bear the No. 301 South Lopez Street, New Orleans. Louisiana. For the price and sum of $130,000.00 cash, on the terms and conditions set forth in the petition of record herein. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is briefly described as follows:

Attorney: Francis T. Moore, Jr. 1201 Massachusetts Avenue Kenner, La 70062 504- 468-8561

THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages hereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, according to a plan of H. E. Landry, Sr., C.E., dated January 19, 1956, approved by the Police Jury for the Parish of Jefferson, under Ordinance No. 3053, recorded in COB 395, folio 663, situated in SQUARE 219, of AIRLINE PARK SUBDIVISION, bounded by Ruth and Nora Streets, Lair and Riviere Avenues, designated as LOT G of said Square and measures 60 feet front on Ruth Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 6212 Ruth Street. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must tile his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT MALISE PRIETO, CLERK F. PIERRE LIVAUDAIS Attorney at Law 215 St. Ann Drive - Suite 2 Mandeville, Louisiana 70471-3394 (985) 626-1144 Publish: Gambit 10/16 & 11/6/12

Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court

Publication: Gambit 10/16 & 11/6/12



SUCCESSION OF PHILLIP JAMES NEGRI NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF FILING OF TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this estate and to all other persons interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification why the First and Final Tableau of Distribution presented by the Executrix of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed accordingly. By the order of the court Lisa M. Cheramie DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: Ronald W. Morrison, Jr. 101 W. Robert E. Lee Blvd Suite: 404 New Orleans, LA 70124 504-212-3440 Gambit: 11/6/12

SUCCESSION OF EDWARD C. CARLSON, SR. NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL MOVEABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Edward C. Carlson, Jr. the Administrator of the above succession has pursuant to the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure Article 3281 petitioned this honorable court for authority to sell, at private sale, for the price of $50,000.00, payable in cash, the following described property belonging to the succession, to-wit: 13 shares of capital stock of St. Charles Foods, Inc. NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the law made and provided in such cases, notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they may have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE Civil District Court on the 31st day of October, 2012. DALE N. ATKINS Clerk of Court Attorney: Albert J. Derbes, III Address: 3027 Ridgelake Dr. Metairie, La 70002 Telephone: (504) 837-1230 Facsimile: (504) 832-0321 Email: Publish: Gambit 11/6/12

Lisa M Cheramie DEPUTY CLERK

NUMBER 714660

NO 2012-10102 DIVISION J-5



Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the estate herein, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that since this is a small succession, such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of TEN (10) days, from the date of the publication of such notice, which private sale shall be published once, all in accordance with law. Attorney: PAULA R. GEORGE (#6020) 2403 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 581-5858 PUBLISH: Gambit, 11/6/12

24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 707-899 DIVISION M SUCCESSION OF MILLIE HERRON CARUSO NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE is given to all parties whom it may concern, including the creditors of the decedent herein and of her estate, that the Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell at private sale the certain immovable property belonging to the decedent in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for $ 29,000.00 for the whole of said property, the succession to pay its pro-rata share of taxes, proper certificates, and vendors’ fee. The immovable property to be sold at private sale is described as follows: Lots No. 31 and 32 in Square No. 19, Morningside Park Subdivision, City of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana. Municipal No. 1233 Taylor Street, Kenner, Louisiana. Acquired September 12, 1969, registered in COB 704, folio 501, Entry No. 469419; and June 16, 1978, registered in COB 930. folio 51, Entry No. 827351. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of this notice. Gretna, Louisiana, thiis 11th day of October 2012.

WHEREAS, Linda Spadoni Landix, the Administratrix of the above Estates has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit:

WALLACE H. PALETOU Bar Roll No. 10278 Attorney for the Succession 3601 North I-10 Service Road West Metairie, Louisiana 70002 (504) 456-2626

THAT PORTION OF GROUND, situated in the SECOND DISTRICT of New Orleans, in SQUARE 268, bounded by St. Ann, Orleans, N. Johnson and N. Galvez Streets, designated as LOT 18 (formerly 98), measures in French measure thirty (30’) feet front on St. Ann Street, seventy three feet, four inches (73’4”) deep on the division line of Lot 99 and seventy three feet eight (73’8”) on the line of Lot 97, and thirty (30’) feet in the rear, all as per survey of Gilbert and Kelly, Surveyors, dated January 18, 1938, annexed to COB 496 folio 181. Municipal address: 2126 St. Ann Street

Publish: Gambit, 10/16 & 11/6/12 ANYONE Knowing the Whereabouts of Raymond W. Seraile, Sr. and Lois Hill Seraile, please contact Norlisha Parker Burke, Atty, 504-444-1943 BRIAN L. LENFANT A/K/A BRIAN J. LENFANT A/K/A BRIAN LOUIS LENFANT or anyone knowing his whereabouts, contact Atty R.L. Saizan, 504-210-4985 Property rights involved. TASHA NECHELLE BERGERON or anyone knowing her whereabouts, contact Atty R.L. Saizan, 504-2104985 Property rights involved. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of KENNETH J. DRETAR, please contact Justin Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of LLOYD ADDISON or DIANNE GREEN ADDISON, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504-365-1545

UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: SEVENTY SEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SIXTEEN AND 63/100 ($77,916.63) DOLLARS, all cash to these successions, with the successions to pay pro-rata share of any encumbrances, taxes, legal fees, certificates and vendor’s closing costs.


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Gambit > > november 6 > 2012

NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell all of decendent’s interest in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the gross total consideration of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($130,000.00) DOLLARS, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of all encumbrances.






Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “What can an older person do to be more attractive to companies? I am 47 years old.” — Ari M., New Orleans, LA Dear Ari, I addressed this very same issue to a Gambit reader in an early April edition who said she felt like she “wasn’t getting anywhere” in her career because “people think I am too old.” In her case, she didn’t state her age. I advised her to dress and act young, stay fit through exercise and diet, stay up to date with new technology, dive into social media, take continuing education to improve her skills, and “get out there” and attend community events, particularly in her career field.


In your case, you have stated your age, and I am happy to tell you that 47, while not young by traditional standards, is certainly not over the hill, career-wise. If you read through the pages of Gambit, watch the local morning shows on TV, or just take a look at the business scene around you, you will see that there are many, many over-40 New Orleanians who are movers and shakers, business leaders, and trendsetters in our community.

Bar & Pizza Kitchen

One of my clients who took my Interview Skills Training class was a finalist for an executive position at a high-powered marketing firm. She was clearly concerned that her age would be a factor, since she had learned that the other finalists were over 15 years younger. In addition to supplying her with interview techniques that emphasized her accomplishments and achievements, I prepared her with the quote from Ronald Reagan’s presidential debate with Walter Mondale (Reagan was the oldest president elected to the U.S. presidency, 69 years old in 1981), “I want you to know that also I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” During her interview, she paraphrased that quote and got a round of laughs from the selection panel… she also got the job.


Grant Cooper

Gambit > > november 6 > 2012

You’ve probably heard that 40 is the new 30 (as well as variations on the same theme), and it is true. Whether because of style, fitness, cosmetics, or our youth-obsessed culture, there are countless celebrities and public figures in their 40s (and older) who are still box office powerhouses… For a local angle, popularity, and overall hotness, Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt come immediately to mind.


Miyako HIibachi & Sushi Bar

Is seeking a PT Hostess. Please apply in person between 10-2:00 PM,1403 St. Charles Ave.

Here are a few tips to consider regarding your age as you job hunt: 1. Rethink your paranoia about age. Sure, there may be some employers who prefer younger applicants, but there will be others that appreciate your experience. I have heard countless gripes from those in their late 20s or early 30s who feel they were not considered “mature” enough for a high level position. 2. It’s o.k. to leave your very oldest jobs off of your résumé, unless they are vitally important or show amazing accomplishments. At age 47, you may have graduated from college approximately 1988, give or take a few years. I would advise to keep your graduation date on, because by taking it off, a reader may assume you are even 10 years (or more) older than you actually are. 3. On your résumé, emphasize all of your recent activities. Examples could include courses and seminars, memberships and volunteerism in local community organizations, and your knowledge of the latest social media. Speaking of social media, you need to be sure you have a profile on sites like LinkedIn (it’s free), have a good headshot photo done professionally for use on those sites, and participate in the online blogging community in your field.

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PET GROOMER Pet Groomer needed for premier DirtyDog Salon s uptown 6117 magazine stre et 504.895 salon. .9617 Experienced. Call (504) 895-9617

New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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Project Engineer positions available in the New Orleans, LA area. Plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of building structures, facilities, roads, pipelines and water and sewage systems. Perform drainage and spatial analysis using GIS and H20 Map. Occs. travel req. Send resume to: Three Fold Consultants LLC, 1515c Poydras Street, Suite 1875, New Orleans, LA 70112.


Needed immediately for upcoming roles. $150-$300 day depending on job requirements. No experience, all looks. 1-800-560-8672, for casting times/locations.

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Mechanic / Certified Tank Inspector needed for industry leading tank truck carrier Martin Transport! Great Pay and Benefits 1-888-567-4973


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Cafe Amelie now seeking experienced Line/Pantry Cooks. Must have previous experience. Please appy 912 Royal St., Wednesday- Saturday, 9am - 11am or 3pm - 5pm. No phone calls please. Email resumes to

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



Will teach Spanish language to elementary school students in immersion program. Develop lesson plans & examinations; conduct classroom instruction & activities; monitor students’ progress, maintain classroom discipline & participate in normal faculty activities. Reqs: Master’s, Spanish or closely related field; experience teaching Spanish to elementary school students; excellent teaching abilities; native or near native fluency in Spanish; certified or eligible in Louisiana for elementary level Spanish. Job location is New Orleans, LA. To apply send résumé & credentials to: Emily Thomas, International School of Louisiana, 1400 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Must apply w/in 30 days of publication & refer to Job #11167 to be considered..




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


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



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$35,000 firm. Free utilities for 5 years if I continue to live there. Call (985) 210-5664.

318 Lake Marina $124,000

Condo w/ Private Patio #106, 1 BR,/1 1/2 BA, 837 SF, Melissa Groetsch, Latter & Blum Realtors, (504) 231-1140. 504-866-2785. Latter & Blum, ERA Powered, is Independently Owned and Operated

OLD METAIRIE Needs renov’t. 3300sq ft., 2900 Liv. 3br/3bt, gameroom, Lg. attic storage. 645 Metairie Lawn Dr. $289K (504) 939-7473 or (504) 812-5448


7201 Onyx - $499K

High demand area. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, large family room with entertainment area, big kitchen overlooking patio & yard. Oversized corner lot. Walking distance to lake. Susan Saia, 504-957-7504. RE/MAX N.O. Properties, 504-8667733. Ea office independently owned & operated.

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


Walking distance to beach & Olde Town. High elevation 100x115 custom priv. fnce & reg’d oak $69,900 100x240x150 Lshaped multiple oaks $80,000 neg. Call Michael 228-342-6750


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2225-27 Cambronne $ 339,000



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

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

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

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LUXURY TOWNHOME - $379,900 3 / 2 Next to N.O. Country Club Private gated cul de sac street. Angela Discon, 504-554-8267 Keller Williams Realty 504-455-0100. Ea Ofc independently owned & operated


(Krause Bldg) 2 Bdrm/2Bath Condo. French Quarter view. Parking available. $320,000 Call (504) 450-7215


128 N. Roadway $165K with City water lease $242/mo. This is a steal! Jennifer LaNasa Evans, HGI Realty, LLC. 504-207-7575

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




On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. Move-in ready. $189,000. Call 504887-4191


For Sale Under $30K. Call Gayle 228-239-0621. Delivery and setup available!


2 OFFICE SPACES. $2200 and $1200/mo. Excellent location. Street car access. Convenient to downtown & CBD. Wood & ceramic floors. Lots of windows. New central a/c & heat units, plumbing & electrical.. Security system & surveillance cameras. Parking. $2200 unit has kitchen. Call Sylvia, 504-415-6501


Walking distance to all Gretna Courts. $750 per month includes phone. utilities, office machines & Jeffnet. Call 504-366-3551




2BR/1BA located 1 block off Jefferson Hwy. Priv. fenced yard. Fridge & stove inc. Approx. 800 sq. $850 per month + $850 deposit. Call 985-233-1701


Renovated, 1 BR apts with 12 x 24’ liv room. furn kit, laundry on premises, offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/ agent $699 & $749. 504-236-5776.


2537 River Road; 2 brm/1ba, water pd $850/mo OR 315 S. Rocheblave, studio apt, wtr piad, $555/mo includes fridge, range, w/d hkkps. No pets/ pool/smoking. 504-887-1814


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


Central a/h, wood floors, furn kit, w/d hookups, shed, near streetcar, fenced backyard, no smokers/pets. $850+dep. 504-858-5389, 491-4056


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


3218 Desaix Blvd. Single home, 2 BR/1BA, LR/DR, furn kit, office, W&D hkkps. CA&H. Fenced yard. $1100 per month .+ deposit. Call 504-952-5102


Living room, 1 BR, kitchen, tile bath. No pets. $500/mo. Call 504-494-0970.

FOLSOM CORPORATE RENTALS New Orleans Area (Metairie) 10 Min to Downtown N.O. 1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, fully equipped kit. WiFi, Cbl. Parking & Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras. From $1300/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.


815 Rosedale Freestanding 2,280 sf w/ exc parking. All custom woodwork. Lg open rm w/ cath ceil for studio, retail area or 4th off. Wright Com’l Realty Corp. Call Lucy 504-578-1777

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

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3 BR home, 2BA, Jacuzzi, screened porch, stainless steel appl, cathedral ceiling in living area, laundry room, wooden floors, located on a two acre lot surrounded by mature trees. Workshop & carport for two cars. The setting is private and safe. (Ten miles north of I-12 off Hwy.1077/ Turnpike Rd.) 50241 Huckleberry Lane , One year minimum lease. Avail now. $1,500/month. 985.796.9130.


2 BR, 1 BA, $1500/mo/dep. Fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 2367060.


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Fully furn, 1 br, 1 ba, shared pool & balc, w/d on site. $1100/mo/dep. No Pets. 504-236-5757. 504-236-7060



Large 1 Bedroom with Loft, 1 Bath, washer & dryer, central air & heat, $1475/mo. 985-630-6686


2BR, furn kitchen, $850/MO. Also Studio, Hrdwd Flrs. $550/mo util included. Both have cent a/h, washer/ dryer on site. No pets. 504-250-9010.


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LR, Kit & Bath. Hdwd flrs. Totally electric & stove is in apt. $450 Deposit & Rent $700 monthly. 504-416-5923

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French Quarter Realty • 504-949-5400 1204 St Charles St #9 1/1.5 937 Barracks #1 1/1 1418 Chartres B 2/1 825 Bourbon Maisonette 2/1 1125 N Rampart ½ Studio 715 Esplanade “C” 1/1 517 Dumaine #4 2/2.5 812 Esplanade #5 Studio 1910½ Rampart Studio 931 Bienville Parking 931 St. Peter #4 1/1 711 Royal 1/1

700 sqft, W/D shared ctyd Small kitchen $900 New carpet new flooring in the bthrm. $850 wd fls, nice bath & kit, crtyd, pvt balc $2,000 1400 sq ft, pvt ctyd/balc, free-stding bldg $2000 Charming. All util incl, w/d, shared patio $700 Exc Loc Lge Ctyd, Ingnd Pool, Ldry on site $900 Furn. renov. pvt deck. cable & net inc $3,500 Open w/ fplce & lgcloset. Crtyrd w/ pool. $850 Charming Sngl Bldg All utilities inc, w/d $700 uncovered spot for $200, covered for $250 Luxury furn apt in the French Quarter $1,500 Great loc. Spacious rms. Sm Balc. $1,100

CONDOS FOR SALE 1233 Esplanade #3 2/1 421 Burgundy #1 1/1 421 Burgundy #3 1/1 1233 Esplanade #16 2/1 1608 N Broad 2/2 333 Julia #418 1 /1 1125 Royal #3 1/1 1418 Chartres D 2/1 1115 Prytania #303 2/2 824 Burgundy #5 1/1 812 Esplanade #5 Studio 1119 Dauphine #6 2/1.5 3141 Ponce De Leon #8 1/1 611 Dauphine B 1/1 823 Burgundy #3 2/2

NEW PRICE! Conrete fls. SS appi. Pool Pkng $140,000 Nice size grnd fl just off crtyd. $180,000 Bamboo flrs. exp wood Central HVAC. $180,000 Twnhse style. pkng, pool & more. $137,000 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500 Updated condo. wh dist. pool & more. $192,900 3rd flr, exp beams, storage! Lush crtyrd $269k Fully furn w/exp brick & glossy wd fls. $225,000 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 Updated w/ tons of FQ charm. POOL. $275,000 Spac living overlook the Avenue. Pool$159,000 Spacious. 2nd flr balc Light & charm $339,000 Fab loc Bayou St John. tons of light $169,000 townhouse w/ common courtyard $199,000 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000

COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm comm condo on quaint FQ street $445,000 840 N Rampart Comm Laundromat~business, not bldg $299,000


2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/swimming pool, quiet neighborhood. $875/mo. 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347


Furn efficiency with liv rm, a/h unit, ceil fans, wood/tile floors, w/d onsite. Clara by Nashville. Avail Now. $575/ mo. 504-895-0016.

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

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LARGE EFFICIENCY - $800 Util included. Upper unit has kit, bath & 1 large bdrm. A/C & ceiling fan. 1 blk to St. Charles. Close to everything. Easy access to !-10,, CBD & French Qtr. On site laundry facilities. Avail 11/1. No smokers/pets. Call 1-888-239-6566 or email


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


2, 2br apts. Newly renov’t, ss appls, granite cnttrps, hdwd flrs, CA&H, o/s pkng. No pets. $1650/$1800. Call (504) 610-8677

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