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Commentary .....................................................12 Happy Carnival! Clancy DuBos ..................................................14 remembering ray Teddlie Blake Pontchartrain .....................................16 The New orleans know-it-all

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Krewe du Parades .........................................33 The Rex Bulletin..............................................44 Krewe du Maps ...............................................46 Seven Things to Do This Week ................. 5 Quintron and Miss Pussycat; This Will Destroy You; Kinky friedman; and more

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News....................................................................... 7  Mardi gras Indians meet with NoPD officials  and City Councilmembers in an attempt to  head off any possible Carnival conflicts News....................................................................... 9  remembering gloria Powers Bouquets + Brickbats.................................... 7 Heroes and zeroes C’est What? ........................................................ 7 Gambit’s Web poll Scuttlebutt ........................................................10 News in brief

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Review .................................................................49 Midway Pizza Fork + Center  ..................................................49 all the news that’s fit to eat 3-Course Interview  ......................................51 Lizzy Caston

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Tribute to the Classical Arts.....................26 Gambit’s annual salute to dance, opera  and orchestra 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ........................19 sweet things for your sweetie What’s In Store ...............................................31 The Erin rose Bar

A + E News ........................................................59 galactic’s new album Carnivale Electricos Music....................................................................61 PrEVIEW: Lemonheads ..................................63 Film .......................................................................65 rEVIEW: Safe House .......................................65 rEVIEW: The Flowers of War ........................67 Art ..........................................................................68 rEVIEW: Paintings by regina scully ..........71 Stage ....................................................................72 rEVIEW: The Baroness Undressed ............73 Events ..................................................................75 Crossword + Sudoku ...................................86

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seven things to do in seven days This Will Destroy You Fri. Feb. 17 | San Marcos, Texas, post-rockers This Will Destroy You went prehistoric with 2011’s Tunnel Blanket (Suicide Squeeze), quieting its Big Bang explosions in the sky to a decimating whisper. Amen Dunes, Mountains and England in 1819 open at Siberia. PAGE 61. Kinky Friedman Sat. Feb. 18 | East Texas’ answer to Bob Dylan is kosher cowboy Kinky Friedman. The countrified singer/songwriter and humorist also ran for elected office and has carved out a unique niche as an outspoken and independent Lonestar of David. Kacey Jones opens. At the Maple Leaf Bar. PAGE 61.

Trombone Shorty’s Bacchus Bash Sun. Feb. 19 | Tipitina’s hosts a veritable Funky Gras this week, including two Galactic shows (see page 59). Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Orleans Avenue headline the annual Bacchus Bash, which also features the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Fishbone, the longtime Los Angeles ska band. PAGE 61.

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Immortal | Cirque du Soleil animates the music and creative visions of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson. The Immortal World Tour features a cast of more than 60 acrobats and dancers fusing Jackson’s music with his fantastic visions, many stemming from the massive Giving Tree he imagined as his font of creativity. Wednesday and Thursday at the New Orleans Arena. PAGE 72.

Lundi Gras Mon. Feb. 20 | Zulu celebrates at Woldenberg Riverfront Park from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Rex arrives at Spanish Plaza at 6 p.m. Zulu has three stages of live music, and 2012 parade characters are introduced throughout the day. There’s live music at Spanish Plaza by Shamarr Allen, the Topcats and John “Papa” Gros and the Krewe du Karnival, and fireworks follow the annual meeting of Zulu and Rex. Quintron and Miss Pussycat Mon. Feb. 20 | Q&P’s annual Lundi Gras climax puts One Eyed Jacks’ fire codes to the test. This year’s lineup is every bit as heavy as its theme: Fat Possum garage-rockers Bass Drum of Death, fat exhibitionist Har Mar Superstar, fatty-smoking Marijuana Deathsquads and the dossier-fattening DJ duo KG Accidental. At One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 61.

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Chewbaccalypse Sat. Feb. 18 | The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus celebrates all things Star Wars in a parade and party hailing the Chewbaccalypse. The parade starts at the Big Top (1638 Clio St.) and includes the Hot 8 Brass Band, Noisician Coalition and other groups. Visit www. chewbacchus.org for route and information.

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Justin Augustine III,

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improvement, which is why NOPD will soon be inviting chiefs to help Mardi Gras train incoming officers in the acadIndians parade emy, Carter and Bouyelas said. on St. Joseph’s “We want to make sure that our Night. Their 2005 officers are aware of the culture, celebration was that they’re sensitive to it,” Bouyelas shut down by the assured attendees. NOPD, exacerbating Harrison-Nelson told Gambit tensions between that police have a long history of the tribes and the targeting the Indians on flimsy or police. nonexistent pretexts. She recalled PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER an incident last year when she and her tribe were gathered at a bar in full dress, preparing for the upcoming Carnival season, when she stepped outside to make a phone call. She said that after less than a minute outside, police told her to get back in the bar or she would be cited for loitering, a threat she said is fairly comPAGE 9

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a professor at the University of New Orleans, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation, which provides the awards to junior faculty who are leaders in integrating education and research. Caruntu is an assistant professor in UNO’s Department of Chemistry. His research program also involves outreach to minority high school students and undergrads.

Michael Williams,

the Caddo Parish commissioner who drew national ridicule in January when he proposed criminalizing the wearing of pajamas in public, is back at it again. On Feb. 6 he announced he would be drafting an ordinance against public PJs and starting a letterwriting campaign to national retailers. He told his fellow commissioners, “Are we going to let this generation tell us what to do, or are we going to be leaders and lead this community?” To which we say — this is leadership?

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he New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) will allow Mardi Gras Indian tribes to parade relatively unimpeded during Carnival season and on St. Joseph’s Day this year, top police officials said at a Feb. 6 meeting on police-Indian relations before the New Orleans City Council’s Governmental Affairs Committee. Among other concessions, NOPD formally agreed to end the controversial practice of ordering Indians off the street at 6 p.m. on Mardi Gras, which NOPD Deputy Superintendent kirk Bouyelas said is not based in law. “There is no 6 p.m. law, no 6 p.m. rule,” said Bouyelas, who appeared with Criminal Justice Commissioner James Carter as well as all eight NOPD district commanders. District A Councilwoman Susan Guidry responded by polling the tribe members present as to whether they had either been subjected to or had witnessed others subjected to the practice. All responded in the affirmative. “It is our right to be in our community at 6 o’clock,” said Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Big Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society, in a phone interview several days after the meeting. “There’s a legacy of them telling people to get off the street. That didn’t start in 2005.” Antipathy between police and the Mardi Gras Indians reached an apex on March 19, 2005, when police raided a gathering of hundreds of Indians at A.L. Davis Park in Central City on St. Joseph’s Night, ordering them to remove their Indian suits or be arrested, as recounted in a 2005 Gambit article by katy Reckdahl. Three months later, “chief of chiefs” Yellow Pocahontas Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana collapsed and died in council chambers while addressing the council on police harassment of Indians. Sixth District Commander Robert Bardy, whose Central City district was held up as the model for significantly improved relations between police and Mardi Gras Indians, said overall communication and cooperation had improved. “We have gone incident-free in the past two years of this administration,” Bardy said. “We have had no incidents in Central City.” Still, Bardy and others conceded that there is still room for

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mon for the groups while practicing. “if you go to indian practice, part of it is to line up,” while suited up outside on a sidewalk, HarrisonNelson said. “Because they’re not culturally aware, they call it loitering.” she added that similar standards don’t seem to apply citywide. “if you drove Uptown, up to Tulane, you see all these people standing around outside. what’s the difference?” At the meeting, Creole Osceolas Chief Clarence Dalcour pointed out that, especially during Carnival season, costumed people are allowed to be on the streets all night without having to worry about police intervention. He asked that police simply treat indians as they do

would commit to promising that “they won’t be shut down at 6 p.m.,” all present NOPD officials finally agreed. Bouyelas said NOPD had also agreed to stop following and corralling the tribes with their cars and not to flash their lights or sound their sirens at Mardi Gras indians, allowing chiefs more autonomy to police their own tribes, which was welcome news to many present. Bouyelas also promised to identify and give out contact information for someone in the department who will act as a point person for complaints about NOPD harassment of indians on Mardi Gras and st. Joseph’s Day. “we’re working to make sure

“It is our right to be in our community at 6 o’clock. There’s a legacy of (NOPD) telling people to get off the street.” — Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Big Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society everyone has a great day. ... we’re one big family,” said Darryl Montana, the son of Tootie Montana and chief of the Yellow Pocahontas. According to civil rights attorney Mary Howell, who spoke at the meeting, former NOPD Deputy superintendent Marlon Defillo filled the role of point person through last year. But Defillo retired in July 2011 in the midst of negligence allegations surrounding the internal investigation of the post-Katrina police killing of Henry Glover. “we need someone who gets it,” Howell said. Harrison-Nelson told Gambit that she has followed up with 5th District Commander Christopher Goodly since the meeting. “i made it perfectly clear to him that we just want to do what we do and i’m not looking for the police to come after me with flashing lights,” she said, adding Goodly seemed accommodating. she hopes the same is true throughout the department. “i’m optimistic but i’m a realist,” she said. “i’ll confirm my optimism on Ash wednesday.”

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parade krewes and other late-night revelers. “we look at this as something we do for the community,” Dalcour said. “we are all paying tribute to the holiday in our own way. ... i don’t understand how it closes when the sun goes down for some people and not others.” Asked by Guidry and District C Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer (the only committee members present at the meeting) to commit not to enforce a 6 p.m. curfew on Mardi Gras indians, Bouyelas balked, saying there needed to be further discussion prior to Mardi Gras and mentioning “permit issues.” Bouyelas’ mention of permits drew an angry response from chiefs who pointed out that permits would necessitate tribes sticking to a specific, pre-determined route. Chiefs at the meeting explained that indian tribes are engaged in a type of stylized “war game,” essentially a modified version of hide-and-seek. A permit requirement would undermine the entire tradition. “There will be no permit. There’s never been a permit,” Guidry said. Asked later by Palmer if police

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committee Keeps council utility Advisors Issues Unanimous Recommendation     The selection process for hiring  utility advisors to the New Orleans  City Council is set to conclude this  week, when the council will consider  the unanimous recommendation of its  Utilities Committee to keep the current advisory team in place.      Washington-based attorney Clint Vince of SNR Denton has led the  council’s utility advisors for 28 years  and racked up an impressive record  of wins against Entergy New Orleans  (ENO) and its parent company on a  variety of fronts. The council voted in  December to extend SNR Denton’s  contract on a month-to-month basis  while the Council Utilities Committee  considered the qualifications of three  other law firms seeking the council’s  advisory contract.     Last week, after two months of  intense lobbying and competition  among the interested firms, the committee unanimously recommended  Vince’s firm for a one-year contract  with four annual renewal options.     While the stage appears set for the  status quo to continue, one thing will  change: SNR Denton, a worldwide  firm with more than 60 offices around  the globe, will open a New Orleans  office at 650 Poydras St. by March 1.  Vince tells Gambit the office will be  much more than a storefront. “It is my  hope that SNR Denton will provide a  new and robust source of commerce  for the city,” said Vince, who leads his  firm’s energy, transport and infrastructure team. New Orleans is a natural  fit with our growing U.S. and international energy practice.”     Among the attorneys to be hired  or affiliated with Vince’s firm are 

Jay Beatmann Jr., who has represented private and public clients  in utility matters before the council  and the Louisiana Public Service  Commission; Royce Duplessis, a  New Orleans native who has worked  with the firm in other cities and who  previously worked for former District  C Councilman James Carter; and  Basile Uddo, a veteran local attorney  and law professor who has served  as an advisor to the council’s Cable,  Telecommunications and Technology Committee since 2000 and  represented the council in ENO’s  post-Katrina bankruptcy proceedings.  — CLANCY DUBOS

Mauberret Family Honored Inducted Into Political Hall of Fame in Winnfield, La.     The Mauberret political family,  which held the Second Municipal  District assessor’s office for more  than a century, was the first to be  inducted into the Louisiana Political  Hall of Fame last month under a new  category honoring “political families.”  The first Mauberret to serve as assessor in New Orleans took office in  1904, and the family held the office  continually until 2011, when Erroll Williams became New Orleans’ first  citywide assessor in modern times.     Claude Mauberret Jr. was the last  family member to hold the Second  District assessor’s job. He succeeded  his father in 1994 and served until  the office merged with the six other  assessors’ offices on Jan. 1, 2011.  Mauberret accepted the honor on behalf of his family in a Jan. 28 ceremony  at the Louisiana Political Museum’s  Political Hall of Fame in Winnfield,  La., birthplace of legendary Louisiana  governors Huey and Earl Long.     “The Louisiana Political Hall of  Fame has honored more than 130  political figures over the past 19  years,” says Jack McGuire, chair of  the Hall of Fame’s executive committee and the person who nominated  the Mauberret family for the honor.  “We have been pleased to single out  individuals; we now also recognize  families whose members have long  records of unbroken public service in  elective offices.”     Mauberret ran against Williams for  the citywide assessor’s job in 2010  and finished second in the primary.  He withdrew from the runoff, saying  he did not want the election to be  decided along racial lines. Later that  year, Williams hired Mauberret and  former First District Assessor Darren Mire as his top assistants, continuing  the Mauberret family’s unbroken pres-

ence, though not an elected position,  in the assessor’s office. The Mauberrets’ elective hold on the Second  District assessor’s post was easily  the longest-running political dynasty  in Louisiana and one of the longest  (if not the longest) in the country. —  CLANCY DUBOS

the Gulf Goof “Gulf of America”? Not So Fast     Before the Associated Press and  dozens of other outlets speculated  whether Mississippi state Rep. Steve Holland’s pithy bill to “rename”  the Gulf of Mexico was a serious  proposal, Gambit wondered the  same. Holland’s House Bill 150 aims  to rename “the body of water that is  located directly south of Hancock,  Harrison and Jackson counties” the  “Gulf of America.”      Holland submitted the measure to  Mississippi’s House Marine Resources Committee, where it awaits  consideration. But the lawmaker tells  Gambit that the “Gulf of America” bill   isn’t really intended to pass. Instead,  says Holland, a Democrat, he’s  mocking anti-immigration legislation  supported by Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant,  a Republican.     “That’s exactly what it is,” he told  Gambit, adding that his Republican  counterparts should be helping “feed,  clothe and educate children, take care  of older adults, provide economic  development and high systems in this  state, and all the hell they want to talk  about is running illegal immigrants  out, and drug testing welfare and  Medicaid recipients — all superfluous  crap as far as I’m concerned. So I  thought I’d just join them with a bill to  chew on, saying the Gulf of America  instead of the Gulf of Mexico, since  everything Mexican and Hispanic is  ‘so bad.’ Nothing but a ‘spamalot’ bill  is all it is. Tongue-in-cheek.”     “Nobody in Mississippi has responded, but I’ve been responding to  phone calls (from) all over the world,”  Holland said. “Maybe I didn’t think  about it, but hell, I’ve been here 29  years, I got to try and have some fun  as best I can with all these jerks.” —  ALEX WOODWARD 

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    In “Krewe du Brewe” (Cover story,  Feb. 7), we incorrectly stated there  was no beer-to-go option at Gordon  Biersch. The brewery restaurant  serves beers to go every day. Gambit regrets the error. 

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carnival experience ayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas and other city officials presented their annual Mardi Gras plan last week. Given the number of “new” New Orleanians and the hundreds of thousands of visitors coming to town, we thought we’d do the same. The city’s presentation was borne of laws and many years of professional experience. Our reminders may not always carry the force of law, but they’re distilled from years of parade going, celebrating and occasionally nursing both a sore throwing arm and a throbbing head. Parade safety — Ladders must be as far away from the curb as they are tall, and don’t rope together two or more ladders. That’s the law, not just parade-watching etiquette. Also keep bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates at least 50 feet away from all parade routes as required by law. The same goes for pets; animals within 50 feet of a parade route can actually be impounded (service animals excepted, of course). If you absolutely have to cross a busy parade route, find a cop to help you (and be patient if the officer asks you to wait). Parade politesse — It’s sad, maddening and not at all in the Mardi Gras spirit to see people get territorial along parade routes. Serpas says NOPD officers will crack down on tent cities that sprout up on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street hours (or days) before parades. We applaud that policy. Moreover, hauling sofas or other furniture onto a street or neutral ground to mark your space is against the law — and taping, spray-painting or roping off “your” territory is obnoxious and futile. Once the parade rolls, no one will pay any attention anyway. Throws — Never reach down to pick up a throw in the street — you may get your hand stomped. Plant a foot on it gently and get it when everyone else has lost interest. Don’t get belligerent over throws — most are just plastic, and there’s plenty for everyone. Getting Around— The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has provided overtime funds for dozens of cops from across the state for additional DWI checks, which began Feb. 5 and will continue through Fat Tuesday. If you don’t have a reliable designated driver, consider taking a streetcar, bus or taxi to the festivities — which will spare you the aggravation of finding a parking space. Drinking — It’s legal to drink beer and booze openly on the streets,

as long as it’s not in a glass container. Bars all have go-cups at their front doors; use them. Be aware that marijuana and harder drugs are just as illegal during Mardi Gras as they are at any other time of the year — and yes, the cops will arrest you for doing drugs. Be street savvy — While some crime is down in New Orleans, smartphone theft in the French Quarter remains a major problem. Don’t walk down the street using your phone, oblivious to your surroundings. In general, it’s best to forego a wallet or purse and instead carry your ID, some cash and one credit card in an inside pocket. If you’re a visitor staying in a downtown hotel, make sure everyone has his or her own card key; most hotels will ask you to show your key at the front door. Respect the police — Our cops take a relaxed approach during Mardi

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ouisiana’s political landscape is populated with lots of interesting characters, but not many are people of great character. only a few are both. We lost one of those few recently when political consultant Ray Teddlie died on Feb. 4 after a long battle against Parkinson’s disease. He was 59. Teddlie got his start as a political consultant in the 1970s under the legendary Ray strother, who also mentored James Carville. In fact, Teddlie and Carville both worked on one of strother’s first New orleans campaigns — the mayoral bid of Joseph DiRosa in 1977. DiRosa lost the runoff to Dutch Morial in that transformational contest; Morial became New orleans’ first African-American mayor. strother remembers Teddlie as a “brilliant copywriter” who also had a lovable and hilarious knack for bungling. He recalled the time they went to visit a friend at a local marina, and when strother asked Teddlie to retrieve his wallet from the trunk of his car, Teddlie accidentally tossed the wallet and all its contents into the water.

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“He missed,” strother laughed. “That was a typical day with Ray.” Carville remembers Teddlie fondly from their early days in the business. “He was different than most political consultants because he was such an avid reader — and he was drop-dead funny,” Carville says. “Ray had a sense of humor that was unique. Few people in this business had knowledge that was as broad as his, and his humor was deep and sophisticated.” Teddlie handled the media for Kathleen Blanco’s successful run for governor in 2003, when she beat Bobby Jindal in a heated runoff. Blanco and her husband, Raymond “Coach” Blanco, became two of Teddlie’s closest friends. “Ray was a brilliant man who understood human nature and knew how to tap into the goodness of people,” she says. “He was sensitive, and he used the subtlety of emotion quite effectively in his work. And he was fun to work with, so much so that we enjoyed helping on his other campaigns. … Ray was hands down the smartest man I ever met in Louisiana, and I’ve met a lot of

smart people in my time.” Teddlie had a vast array of clients. They included former Louisiana supreme Court Chief Justice Pascal Calogero Jr., Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, former Mayor sidney Barthelemy, former u.s. Rep. Bob Livingston, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick Jr., Clerk of Civil District

Court Dale Atkins, orleans Parish sheriff Marlin Gusman, Public service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III, more than a dozen area judges. Atkins, who was a Teddlie client as well as a fellow adviser to Blanco, remembers him as a man with many gifts. “Two of these gifts were his big heart and his gift of words,” she says. “It was his caring heart that made his clients more than clients. Ray developed relationships with his clients that transcended business and political relations. He portrayed his clients as humans and showed a softer side. It was this gift of words that enabled him to write on paper what he felt in his heart. As caring as Ray was, he also was someone that you wanted in the trenches. He was a tenacious fighter.” sadly, he lost his toughest fight of all against Parkinson’s. Through that long campaign, however, he remained active on behalf of his clients. And I never heard him complain about his illness or his fate. That kind of character is rare anywhere, even more so in politics.

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ouisiana’s political landscape is populated with lots of interesting characters, but not many are people of great character. only a few are both. We lost one of those few recently when political consultant Ray Teddlie died on Feb. 4 after a long battle against Parkinson’s disease. He was 59. Teddlie got his start as a political consultant in the 1970s under the legendary Ray strother, who also mentored James Carville. In fact, Teddlie and Carville both worked on one of strother’s first New orleans campaigns — the mayoral bid of Joseph DiRosa in 1977. DiRosa lost the runoff to Dutch Morial in that transformational contest; Morial became New orleans’ first African-American mayor. strother remembers Teddlie as a “brilliant copywriter” who also had a lovable and hilarious knack for bungling. He recalled the time they went to visit a friend at a local marina, and when strother asked Teddlie to retrieve his wallet from the trunk of his car, Teddlie accidentally tossed the wallet and all its contents into the water.

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“He missed,” strother laughed. “That was a typical day with Ray.” Carville remembers Teddlie fondly from their early days in the business. “He was different than most political consultants because he was such an avid reader — and he was drop-dead funny,” Carville says. “Ray had a sense of humor that was unique. Few people in this business had knowledge that was as broad as his, and his humor was deep and sophisticated.” Teddlie handled the media for Kathleen Blanco’s successful run for governor in 2003, when she beat Bobby Jindal in a heated runoff. Blanco and her husband, Raymond “Coach” Blanco, became two of Teddlie’s closest friends. “Ray was a brilliant man who understood human nature and knew how to tap into the goodness of people,” she says. “He was sensitive, and he used the subtlety of emotion quite effectively in his work. And he was fun to work with, so much so that we enjoyed helping on his other campaigns. … Ray was hands down the smartest man I ever met in Louisiana, and I’ve met a lot of

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Chuck Dear Chuck, There is a skate park in New Orleans, but it’s not usable yet. The elements are disassembled and stored where the brake tag station used to be on North Jefferson Davis Parkway. It will all stay there until the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) acts on a recommendation by the city’s capital projects staff that the Lafitte Greenway is the best place to assemble the skate park. The skate park was a donation, but the big questions were where it should be installed and who would foot the bill. Several locations were considered, including Joe Brown Park and Behrman Park, but the Lafitte Greenway beat out the competition. Most of the folks who came to the public meetings to comment on the location of the park preferred the Lafitte Greenway, a 3.1-mile former railroad right of way extending from Armstrong Park near the French Quarter to Canal Boulevard near City Park. The skate park came to New Orleans from Minneapolis on a specially outfitted barge, and contestants competed in skateboarding events on the vessel. The 195-foot barge, nicknamed the Red Bull Mississippi Grind, and the story of its three-week journey down the river with its cargo, will be told in a documentary film. Years ago, City Park was offered the skate park, valued at more than $150,000. City Park wanted to accept the generous gift but was unable to find the money required to install it. Extra expenses include site preparation, utilities installation, a fence, parking and more — totaling several million dollars. The problem is now in the hands of the NORDC.

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Notes from Blake: In the Jan. 31 issue, I answered Cheryl Beck about an ice cream shop she remembered from the 1970s that was on Franklin Avenue. I wrote that she probably remembered Hayes Very Fine Ice Cream Shop. However, she may have meant Melba’s Ice Cream Shop, which was also on Franklin near Claiborne Avenue. There has been some confusion about what the initials J.B. stand for in Col. J.B. Walton’s name. He has been called John Burgess and James Burdge; however, the correct name for the adjutant of the Washington Artillery is James Burdge Walton.

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he Big Easy Foundation recognized achievements in the classical arts and paid tribute to former director Gloria Powers at the 18th annual Tribute to the Classical Arts awards luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 9. Host and sponsor John Burr, WWL-TV anchor and master of ceremonies Angela Hill, and Gambit publisher Margo DuBos began the event by saluting Powers, who died Feb. 7, for her contributions to the New Orleans arts community, and several artists mentioned Powers while accepting awards. The children of Young Audiences brought attendees to their feet with an exuberant performance of African song, dance and drumming. The group received the Arts Education Award following the performance. Other nominated artists who performed included Jeanne Swinley singing an excerpt from Loyola Opera Theatre’s Susannah and dancers from Lula Elzy New Orleans Dance Theatre performing a piece from the company’s 20-year anniversary retrospective. Closing out the luncheon was the New Orleans Trombone Choir, directed by Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Milton Bush. Bush, a lifelong New Orleanian, is known for his work as a musician and as director of the University of New Orleans band program and conductor of the New Orleans Pops Orchestra. Samuel L. Steele III, a businessman and philanthropist who has supported a host of local arts organizations and other causes, received the Arts Patron Award. Special recognition was also given to CORBiAN Visual Arts and Dance founders Ian Carney and Corbin Popp, whose original piece Darwin the Dinosaur combined dance and innovative technology. Tribute to the Classical Arts is sponsored by Gambit, Adler’s, Hall Piano, Uptown Costume & Dancewear, WWNO 89.9 FM, John and Anne Burr and the Hotel Monteleone. Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education, which support arts education through annual grants.

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9 5 Loyola’s William Horne, Ellen Frohnmayer and associate chaplain Ken Weber accepted the award for Creative Achievement in Opera. 6 Young Audiences of Louisiana performed at Tribute to the Classical Arts and the program received the Arts Education Award. 7 Best Opera Production director Robert Lyall of the New Orleans Opera Association with Best New Classical Music winner JeAnne Swinley and Carol Rausch, musical director of the Best Student/Community Opera winner. 8 Choreographer Anne Burr with CORBiAN Arts members Ian, Eleanor and Diane Carney, who received a special recognition award for Darwin the Dinosaur. 9 Young Audiences board President Beverly Matheney (in red) accepted the Arts Education Award for the group.

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15 DRUIDS 6:30PM Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 20 Archdruid: secret Throws: acorn footballs, medallion beads, cups and doubloons The secretive Druids announce their typically witty theme the day of the parade and never reveal the identity of the Archdruid. The krewe will introduce a new signature float this year, and the U.S. Marine Corps band will be among the dozen bands in the procession.

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swords and shields and a three-color light-up sword. A popular throw is a deck of krewe cards with the parade narrative detailed float by float.

THURS., Feb. 16 BABYLON 5:45PM

For more than seven decades, the Knights of Babylon have maintained old-line Carnival traditions of announcing their theme at parade time and not revealing the identity of their monarch. One can always expect to see the signature floats Hanging Gardens of Babylon and Temple of Marduk. The krewe throws an array of signature jester items and light-up baubles.

CHAOS 6:30PM

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 15 King: secret Throws: stuffed swords and shields, light-up swords, cups for individual floats

The Knights of Chaos maintain traditional Carnival secrecy and ride old-style wooden-carriage floats. The satirical theme allows the krewe to poke fun at topical issues. The krewe is introducing several new throws, including stuffed

(follows Chaos) Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 26 Throws: rhinestone bracelets, diamond rings, light-up parade balls, boxes of adhesive bandages, krewe pens Honorary Muse Patricia Clarkson rides the fiber-optic shoe float. The satirical krewe doesn’t announce its theme until the day of the parade, but signature floats include the Bathtub and Sirens. The Greek muse Clio adorns the cup designed by a local student. Muses is known for throwing a wide array of unique throws, glittered shoes and an annual shoe medallion bead.

D’ETAT 6:30PM

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 21 Dictator: secret Throws: blinking logo bracelets, blinking bopper headbands, blinking skull, gargoyle and high priest beads

The satirical krewe combines elements of traditional Carnival, including flambeaux and a ruler whose identity is not revealed, and contemporary topical humor. Floats address local and national topics, and the Dictator’s Dancing Dawlins’ work out a routine and satirical theme as well. Signature floats include the High Priest Float and the Dictator’s Banana Wagon.

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 HERMES 6PM

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 28 King: secret Queen: announced day of parade Throws: plush winged H, plush bears and snakes, jeweled cup and lightup cups

The Krewe of Hermes follows old-line Carnival traditions, generally choosing

MORPHEUS 7PM Location: Uptown Theme: Louisiana Treasures Floats: 20 King: Paul Leman Queen: Anita Garrett-Roe Throws: stuffed moons, light-up wands, doubloons, LED logo items Morpheus celebrates Louisiana’s bicentennial, and floats will depict the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, festivals

and Acadians. Morpheus has a solid lineup of marching bands from local schools including St. Mary’s Academy and O. Perry Walker, Sarah T. Reed and L.W. Higgins high schools. The procession also includes a group of Mummers from Philadelphia.

CENTURIONS 7PM Location: Metairie Theme: Games Centurions Play Floats: 23 King: Rudy E. Johnson Queen: Ashton Elizabeth Frilot Throws: “Comicus” the Centurion stress doll, logo cups, light-up medallion beads, swords, coozies, footballs, throwing discs Centurions celebrates board games with floats decorated like Clue, Monopoly, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders. The Archbishop Rummel High School marching band leads the procession, and there is a battle of the bands for those participating in the parade. The U.S. Navy band also marches, along with fire trucks, motorcycle and horse-riding clubs and others.

SAT., Feb. 18 N.O.M.T.O.C. 10:45AM Location: West Bank Theme: A Mythological Nightmare Floats: 18 King: Bernard H. Robertson Jr. Queen: Kristen Elizabeth St. Martin

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Throws: canteens, light-up medallion beads, throwing discs

The krewe’s theme combines signs of the zodiac and nightmarish creatures. There are floats depicting astrological signs like Cancer and Gemini as well as frightening figures such as Frankenstein’s monster, the Hunchback and evil clowns. Guest riders include cogrand marshals LeBron Joseph from WGNO’s News With a Twist and 106.7 FM’s Kelder Summers, and Landry High School alum Lance Louis, who plays football for the Chicago Bears. Plastic canteens are a new throw.

IRIS 11AM

Location: Uptown Theme: Iris: Messenger of the Gods Floats: 33 King: John Joseph “JJ” Short Queen: Cheryl Cottingham Short Throws: plush flowers, ceramic beads, flower bopper headbands, bracelets, goddess figurines

Iris celebrates messages and communication with floats depicting conch shells, smoke signals, computers and fax machines. The all-female krewe also is introducing a new captain’s float, a new plush iris flower throw, and beads with a cloisonne medallion designed by a local artist. Signature throws include hand-decorated sunglasses.

The Krewe of Tucks shows its refined side with floats depicting the “Pristine Chapel” and “Da Moner Lisa.” The pirate float will be manned by a contingent of U.S. Navy veteran guest riders. Besides throws indulging in the krewe’s toilet humor, vuvuzela-like trumpet airhorns will be distributed.

ENDYMION 4:15PM

Location: Mid-City Theme: Happily Ever After Floats: 35 King: George B. Lafargue Jr. Queen: Erica Marie D’Aquin Throws: medallion beads, plush toys featuring the Endymion man sitting on top of the Superdome, krewe teddy bears, yard glasses, throwing discs

ISIS 6PM Location: Metairie Theme: 40 and Fabulous: A Few of Our Favorite Things Floats: 16 King: Kevin Bourgeois Queen: Mary Bourgeois Throws: Isis tambourines, plush roses, Chee Wees Iris celebrates its 40th anniversary with a look back at some of the captain’s favorite parades. Floats recall themes including the “It’s Our Party” parade from 1994, “Did You Ever Say…?” from 2009 and “Broadway Heritage” from 1976. Revived throws include a plush rose instead of the silk roses the krewe previously tossed. Riders also will distribute signature decorated flip-flop beads.

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TUCKS NOON Location: Uptown Theme: Tucks Gets Culture Floats: 30 King: John Young Queen: Mary Ann Yazgi Throws: Tucks tattoos, paddleball boards, squirting toilets, plungers, toilet paper

The superkrewe rides with musical guests Maroon 5 and Big and Rich. Former Lt. Gov. James “Jimmy” Fitzmorris rides as a special guest. The theme celebrates children’s stories and fairy tales, with floats depicting The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel.

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NOON Location: Uptown Theme: Streets of New Orleans Floats: 46 King: Ricky Rowell Queen: Hannah McIntyre Throws: footballs, medallion beads, sunglasses, coozies, light-up beads, doubloons

On its 65th anniversary, the Krewe of Thoth pays homage to famous streets, including a float depicting the krewe’s unique parade loop Uptown, which traditionally went by several children’s hospitals, including Henry Clay Avenue and Tchoupitoulas and Magazine streets. The krewe introduces four new floats, and the Loyola Avenue float features a train for the streetcar extension. Chalmette High School will lead the procession for the 25th straight year.

BACCHUS 5:15PM

Location: Uptown Theme: Bacchus Celebrates the Louisiana Bicentennial Floats: 32 Bacchus: Will Ferrell Throws: plush pelicans, footballs, glow-in-the-dark throwing discs,

doubloons, light-up grape bunches Bacchus celebrates Louisiana history with floats depicting the War of 1812, the Louisiana Purchase, the Mississippi River and aspects of local culture. Signature floats include the Bacchawhoppa, Bacchagator, Bacchasaurus, Bacchatality and the trio of King, Queen and Baby Kong.

NAPOLEON 5:30PM

Location: Metairie Theme: A Dose of Reality Floats: 23 Emperor: Blake Ricouard Empress: Meagan Fontenot Throws: gold doubloons, cups, theme medallion and individual float medallion beads

Napoleon gets real with a theme celebrating reality TV. There are floats depicting Pawn Stars, American Idol and Swamp People, which will carry stars Troy Landry, Jacob Landry and 12 other members of their family. The procession includes the U.S. Marine Corps band and signature elements, such as the confetti cannons mounted on the Waterloo float and the horse-drawn maids’ floats. PAGE 41

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he Midway is another chapter in the well-documented rise of Freret Street as Uptown’s new ad hoc restaurant row, and like the other new eateries here, it has its niche. The Midway brings deep-dish pizza to the party, along with some exceptional salads and a first-rate bar. It also brings an easy atmosphere, and late-night hours are always welcome but never more so than during Carnival season. Deep dish pizza will always bring to mind Chicago, but the direct inspiration for The Midway is actually in Alexandria, Va. That’s where former pro hockey standout Bryan “Bugsy” Watson opened his own deep-dish pizza restaurant in the early 1980s. When his son Steve Watson, a longtime New Orleanian and co-owner of the King Pin Bar, decided to join the Freret restaurant boom along with business partner Ben Sherman, he already had a model in mind. The crew here has devised some original pies — like the Natty E, with chicken, bacon and streaks of creamy, brightlyflavored Green Goddess dressing, and the Latin-inspired FD Squared, with chorizo, chiles and crumbly cojita cheese. Caramelized onions and Gorgonzola are as gourmet as the roster of toppings gets, but this kitchen does a lot with the basics. The meatballs — springy, moist, deeply flavorful — are a particular glory. Forget ground or even sliced meatball toppings you’ve seen elsewhere. With their sturdy crusts, these pizzas can swaddle whole meatballs, which sit on the surface

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The Midway specializes in deep-dish pizza. By Ian McNulty

Sweet Olive (931 Canal St., phone n.a.; www.sweetolive-nola.com), the new restaurant from Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar chef/co-owner Mike Stoltzfus, recently opened inside the Saint Hotel. The Sweet Olive menu takes a decidedly more Southern turn than Coquette (2800 Magazine St.; 265-0421; www.coquette-nola.com), with dishes like pickled Gulf shrimp, rabbit jambalaya, duck with collard greens and a bacon, banana and peanut butter Elvis Presley tribute for dessert. “Coquette goes wherever we really want to go, but for Sweet Olive it’s more about the South and more local as far as the dishes and their ingredients,” Stoltzfus says. The menu format at Sweet Olive is different, and not just from Coquette. While diners can order a la carte, the restaurant encourages a four-course prix fixe option, which costs $55. Wine pairings are offered for each course, with by-the-glass prices ranging from $7 to $18, and this wine service is different too. “For each course, the server brings out a tasting (of the wine) recommended for that dish and then you can decide if you want a full pour or not,” Stoltzfus says. Sweet Olive prepares a separate,

The Midway’s Natty E pizza is a deep-dish pie made with chicken, bacon and Green Goddess dressing.

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2010 Les Peyrieres Rasteau like they were shot from a cannon onto a round cheese target. The deep-dish format nixes all the pizza portioning rules one might expect. A small Midway pizza and a salad make a fine meal for two. A large pizza occupies and can feed a booth full of people. There’s a consistency problem with the large pizzas, however. They don’t always cook through, and this sometimes results in a gummy layer under the cheese. A more pleasant surprise about Midway’s pizzas is that they don’t weigh nearly so heavily on the belly as their burly heft suggests. Maybe it’s something in the dough or the quality of the cheese, but diners can fill up on this pizza and feel satisfied rather than stultified. The Midway does little else besides pizza — no sandwiches, no pastas — but evident care goes into the large and impressively fresh salads. Dessert comes from the ice cream shop Creole Creamery. The Midway’s bar has a better draft beer selection than many taverns around town, and there are many local brews. On the wine list, there is a good Chianti for less than $20, and it’s a good wine to drink with pizza. There’s a rock ’n’ roll vibe here that’s cool, but not cooler than thou. The room gets pretty loud, so no one really cares if a toddler starts fussing. And if you want to dine wearing the night’s complete haul of beads, no one here will look twice.

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This red southern rhone blend of 70 percent Grenache, 20 percent Syrah and 10 percent Mourvedre makes an equally good partner with casual food on a Mardi Gras party buffet as it does with more refined cuisine. The full-bodied wine offers earthy aromas and flavors and an appealing rustic character. On the palate, taste ripe red and blackberries, plum, spice, black pepper, firm tannins and a touch of alcohol on the finish that will blow off the longer the wine has to breathe. Decant several hours in advance for best flavor. Drink it with fried chicken, chili dogs, pizza, grilled sausage, red beans, rabbit, venison and other game, lamb kebabs, cassoulet, duck confit, osso buco and hearty cheeses. Buy it at: Whole Foods Markets. — Brenda Maitland

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interview shorter menu for the hotel’s Burgundy Bar, and Stoltzfus will also handle room service and banquet catering at the hotel. Sweet Olive serves breakfast and dinner daily. The restaurant currently is accepting reservations only on its website.

Dijon debuts

The new Lower Garden District restaurant Dijon (1377 Annunciation St., 522-4712) opened last week. Housed in a historic former firehouse, Dijon is the first restaurant project from Kurt Brodtmann, and the chef is Chris Cody, who had a short but promising run at the now-shuttered Ristorante Pellicano in Kenner. Cody’s menu for Dijon is eclectic, mixing French, Italian and contemporary Creole flavors. Examples include smoked pork and poblano ravioli with goat cheese bechamel, sesame-crusted tuna with wasabi remoulade, and roasted duck with corn andouille relish and bourbon-fig glaze. One special feature of Dijon is a chef’s table with its own small kitchen so guests can watch and interact with the chef as their meals are prepared. “At a lot of chef’s tables, you don’t see the food being cooked and the chef sometimes just comes around to say hi, but this is going to be a different experience,” Cody says. Dijon’s building dates from 1914 and originally was used by the New Orleans Fire Department, which kept horse-drawn wagons there. It was empty from 1991 to 2003, when it was renovated into a restaurant space. Dijon serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday, lunch on Friday and brunch on Sunday.

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n economic and urban development consultant, Lizzy Caston has emerged as an advocate for street food in New Orleans (See “On the Move,” 1/31/12). Along with business partner Erica Normand Correa, Caston started NOLAFoodtrucks.com, which is based on a similar site she co-owns in Portland, Ore., a city with more than 600 food trucks. Last fall Caston and Correa introduced the Street Fare Derby, a food festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course that drew some 3,500 people. They plan to stage the event again this summer. It’s Carnival time, when New Orleans needs street food like nobody’s business. What are the chances we’ll see more homegrown food vendors here in the future? caston: I think you’ll see a lot more trucks in the next year. A lot of cities are realizing the potential of food trucks for community development, for small business development. I think there are people in City Hall who see this potential too, and the vendors here now are taking an active role — organizing and trying to make it easier to make some changes that they need to operate. What do you think is behind the new interest in street food? c: This city has a long history of street food; the whole country does. But then there was this push in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s to clean things up, more of a Disney vision of having everything orderly and nothing on the streets. But that’s changing now. People are moving back to their downtowns. The economy is different now, too, and food trucks are an entry point into business. I think it’s tied to the rise you see in home-based businesses and the craft movement. It’s just part of the continuum of a shift in small business in the U.S.

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The Avenue Pub 1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243 www.theavenuepub.com Get breakfast and burgers, as well as a good selection of beer, until about 4 a.m.

Bouligny Tavern 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810 www.boulignytavern.com Elegant bar food is available until 2 a.m. on weekend nights, midnight otherwise.

Crepes a la Cart 1039 Broadway, 866-2362 www.crepecaterer.com The walk-up creperie is open around the clock from Friday to Ash Wednesday

Lost Love Lounge 2529 Dauphine St., 949-2009 www.lostlovelounge.com Pho and banh mi are served until midnight — even later on Fridays and Saturdays.

Yuki Izakaya 525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122 www.myspace.com/yukiizakaya The tavern offers Japanese-style small plates and sake into the wee hours.

Pancho’s lowers the flag

It’s the story of a buffet that burned twice as bright, made you twice as full but burned out very fast. Pancho’s Mexican Super Buffet (100 N. Labarre Road, Metairie) has closed, at least according to the signs posted to its chained and padlocked doors. The news comes almost three years after the restaurant reopened from a long post-Hurricane Katrina hiatus and was welcomed by throngs of fans, who eagerly lined up outside to get a table. To its devotees, the name Pancho’s was synonymous with an exuberant excess of flautas, tacos, chili rellenos, cheese enchiladas and sopapillas, with the option to pour chili and cheese sauce on just about anything. Miniature Mexican flags mounted at each table were a trademark of the place, and customers would ceremoniously raise the tiny banner up a flagpole to signal Pancho’s servers that they wanted more food. Pancho’s is a chain that started in El Paso, Texas in 1958. One of the early expansion sites was New Orleans, and this restaurant originally was located in the Central Business District. Back then, the influential New Orleans restaurant critic

Richard Collin described the restaurant as “a miracle,” and he listed its sopapilla as a “platonic dish,” signaling his highest praise. “Pancho’s food is excellent regardless of price,” he wrote in 1973, when the buffet cost $1.49. “At the price it is unbelievable.” Things evidently started slipping fast, however, and by 1976 the same critic wrote that “(t)he food is now gross, and large quantities simply underline the lack of delicacy.” Pancho’s later moved to Metairie, and despite Collin’s assessment it went on to win many new fans over the years until Katrina damage shuttered it in 2005. Prior to its reopening in 2009, thousands of people joined a Facebook group to share memories of their meals there and support the restaurant’s rumored return. No word yet from Pancho’s corporate office about future plans in the area, but the Baton Rouge location of Pancho’s closed in January, and a Pancho’s in Slidell closed last February.

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ket.com) has developed a fast-growing distribution system since forming in 2008, and the latest link in that network is Swirl Wine Bar & Market (3143 Ponce de Leon St., 304-0635; www.swirlinthecity.com). Each Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Mid-City wine shop serves as a pick-up site for Hollygrove’s produce boxes, while also serving tapas made from that week’s produce and pouring recommended wine pairings at its bar. Hollygrove assembles boxes containing roughly a dozen different items, which it sells for $25 each. Order through Hollygrove’s website ahead of time, and the boxes are delivered to your door or are available for pickup at Hollygrove’s distribution points, which include weekly sites in Algiers, the CBD, the French Quarter, Uptown and, now, Mid-City (visit the website for details). At Swirl, chef Richard Papier prepares dishes from that day’s Hollygrove haul during the pickup hours, which also coincide with Swirl’s happy hour, when wines by the glass are half price.

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Do you think food trucks hurt restaurants? c: This is always the argument against trucks, but I’ve never seen empirical evidence proving that trucks take away business. If you have someone parking in front of a restaurant’s door, that’s unfair. But if you have four things on your menu and you’re serving people coming out of bars from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. I don’t think that’s taking away business. I want a university to run a study on this so we can have some data. I don’t want public policy based on hearsay and fear. — IAN MCNULTY

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ZADDIE’S TAVERN — 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 8320830 — Zaddie’s serves burgers, alligator sausage, boudin, tamales and meat or crawfish pies. Thursday’s steak night special features a filet mignon, butter-garlic potatoes, salad, grilled French bread and a soft drink for $15. No reservations. Lunch, 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 BBQ GRILL — 3244 Severn Ave., Metairie, 322-2544; www.saucysbbqgrill.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled or jerk chicken. Side items include smoked beans, mac and cheese, coleslaw and Caribbean rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BReWPUB CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE — 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — Live jazz and German-style beers complement creative cooking at this brewpub. Crabmeat-stuffed jumbo shrimp, grilled baby back ribs, overstuffed po-boys and seafood gumbo are popular dishes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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THE RIVERSHACK TAVERN — 3449 River Road, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

SHAMROCK BAR & GRILL — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938 — Shamrock serves burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, Reuben sandwiches, cheese sticks and fries with cheese or gravy. Other options

BUD’S BROILER — Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com — Bud’s Broiler is known for charcoalbroiled burgers topped with hickory-amoked sauce. The menus also includes hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. The

Clearview Parkway and 24-hour City Park location also offer shrimp and catfish po-boys. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CaFe CAFE FRERET — 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret. com — The cafe serves breakfast items like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935 — The large menu at Five Happiness offers a range of dishes from wonton soup to sizzling seafood combinations served on a hot plate to sizzling Go-Ba to lo mein dishes. Delivery and banquest facilities available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON — 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Chinese specialties include Mandarin, Szechuan and Hunan dishes. Grand Marnier shrimp are lightly battered and served with Grand Marnier sauce, broccoli and pecans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CANAL STREET BISTRO & ECO CAFE — 3903 Canal St., 561-6585; www.ecocafeno.com — This cafe serves sandwiches like the veggie club, layered with Swiss cheese, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, spinach and baby pickles. There are fresh squeezed juices, and Friday and Saturday evenings feature tapas dining. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

GOTT GOURMET CAFE — 3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com — This cafe serves a variety of gourmet salads, sandwiches, wraps, Chicago-style hot dogs, burgers and more. The cochon de lait panini includes slow-braised pork, baked ham, pickles, Swiss, ancho-honey slaw, honey mustard and chili mayo. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $

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LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001 — This casual cafe offers gourmet coffees and a wide range of pastries and desserts baked in house, plus a menu of specialty sandwiches and salads. Breakfast is available all day on weekends. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK — City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 — Located in the old Casino Building, the cafe serves gourmet coffee, sandwiches, salads and ice cream till early evening. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 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. $

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ANTOINE’S ANNEX — 513 Royal St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Royal Street salad features baby spinach and mixed lettuces with carrots, red onion, red peppers, grapes, olives, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KUPCAKE FACTORY — 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com — Choose from a large selection of gourmet cupcakes. The Fat Elvis is made with banana cake and topped with peanut butter frosting. The Strawberry Fields tops strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream frosting. Other options include white chocolate raspberry and a banana cupcake. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES — 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www. mauricefrenchpastries.com — Maurice French Pastries offers an array of continental and French baked goods as well as specialty cakes, cheesecakes and pies. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon: breakfast and lunch Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com — Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with an array of wet and dry topping choices including caramel, honey, fruit purees, various chocolates and nuts

and more. There also are fresh fruit parfaits and green tea smoothies. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CONteMPORaRY 5 FIFTY 5 — 555 Canal St., 5535638; www.555canal.com — New Orleans dishes and Americana favorites take an elegant turn in dishes such as the lobster mac and cheese, combining lobster meat, elbow macaroni and mascarpone, boursin and white cheddar cheeses. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute and Gewurztraminer sauce and the appetizer of grilled shrimp with black-bean cake and coriander sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com — Chef Scott Snodgrass prepares refined dishes like char-grilled oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and a red wine vinaigrette, seared scallops with roasted garlic and shiitake polenta cakes and a memorable cochon de lait. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CReOLe ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www. antoines.com — The city’s oldest restaurant offers a glimpse of what 19th century French Creole dining might have been like, with a labyrinthine series of dining rooms. Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ GUMBO SHOP — 640 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop. com — Gumbo and New Orleans classics such as crawfish etouffee dominate the menu. Their spicy flavors meld into a dish that represents the city’s best and redefines comfort food. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MELANGE — 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola.com — Dine on French-Creole cuisine in a restaurant and bar themed to resemble a lush 1920s speakeasy. Lapin au vin is a farm raised rabbit cooked served with demi-glace, oven-roasted shallots, tomatoes, potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market.

Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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 CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL — 1100 Constance St., 722-3168; www.therustynail.biz — Inside the Rusty Nail, CG’s offers a menu of sandwiches. The Piggly Wiggly features pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. The Wild Turkey is layered with Granny Smith apple slices, provolone, bacon and garlic mayo. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www. koshercajun.com — This New Yorkstyle deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

GOURMet tO GO BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8855565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit page 55

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SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www. somethingelsecafe.com — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

include corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www. chinaorchidneworleans.com — This longtime Riverbend restaurant offers a wide array of Chinese dishes. Sizzling black pepper beef or chicken is prepared with onions, red and green peppers and brown sauce and served on a hot plate with steamed rice on the side. Other options include fried rice, noodle and egg foo young dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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INDIAN JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Selections include chicken, lamb or shrimp curry or vindaloo and vegetarian saag paneer. Schiro’s also serves New Orleans cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE — 4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www. cafegiovanni.com — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Shrimp Dukie features Louisiana shrimp and a duck breast marinated in Cajun spices served with tasso-mushroom sauce. Belli Baci is the restaurant’s cocktail lounge. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, 436-8950; www. moscasrestaurant.com — This family-style eatery has changed little since opening in 1946. Popular dishes include shrimp Mosca, chicken a la grande and baked oysters Mosca, made with breadcrumps and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$ RED GRAVY — 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe. com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At lunch, try meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Open Sundays before New Orleans Saints home games. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St.

Charles Ave., 866-9313; www. vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like veal- and spinach-stuffed 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 KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644 — Kyoto’s sushi chefs prepare rolls, sashimi and salads. “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, chicken, beef or seafood teriyaki, and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake. com — Rock-n-Sake serves traditional Japanese cuisine with some creative twists. There’s a wide selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls or spicy gyoza soup, pan-fried soba noodles with chicken or seafood and teriyaki dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WASABI SUSHI — 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com — Wasabi serves a wide array of Japanese dishes. Wasabi honey shrimp are served with cream sauce. The Assassin roll bundles tuna, snow crab and avocado in seaweed and tops it with barbecued eel, tuna, eel sauce and wasabi tobiko. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY BOMBAY CLUB — 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com — Mull the menu at this French Quarter hideaway while sipping a well made martini. The

duck duet pairs confit leg with pepper-seared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ BOUCHE — 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www. bouchenola.com — This wine bar and restaurant serves creative dishes like tasso truffle mac and cheese with three cheeses and Mornay sauce, baby spinach salad with Maytag blue cheese and bacon lardons, and crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sweet potatoes and vanillabalsamic extract. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN — 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.chefpaul.com — At chef Paul Prudhomme’s restaurant, signature dishes include blackened Louisiana drum, Cajun jambalaya and the blackened stuffed pork chop. Lunch service is deli style and changing options include po-boys and dishes like tropial fruit salad with bronzed shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com — Popular dishes include baked oysters Ralph, turtle soup and the Niman Ranch New York strip. There also are brunch specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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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. $$

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ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Capelli D’Andrea combines house-made angel hair pasta and smoked salmon in light cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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MIDDLe eaSteRN ATTIKI BAR & GRILL — 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans. com — Attiki features a range of Mediterranean cuisine including entrees of beef kebabs and chicken shawarma. Reservations recommended. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ BABYLON CAFE — 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz —the Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and a choice of lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PYRAMIDS CAFE — 3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MeXICaN & SOUtHWeSteRN COUNTRY FLAME — 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 — Country Flame serves a mix of popular Mexican and Cuban dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS’ BAR & RESTAURANT — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurders.com — this surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL — 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com — these taquerias serve Mexican favorites such as portobello mushroom fajitas and chile rellenos. there are happy hour margaritas on weekdays and daily drink specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC aND FOOD GAZEBO CAFE — 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com — the New orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HOUSE OF BLUES — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com/neworleans — try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE MARKET CAFE — 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www. marketcafenola.com — Dine indoors or out on seafood. 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 — this music clubs serves dishes like fish and chips, spicy hot wings, tacos and more. No reserva-

NeIGHBORHOOD ARTZ BAGELZ — 3138 Magzine St., 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com — Artz bakes its bagels in house and options include onion, garlic, honey whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, salt and others. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT — 636 Franklin St., Gretna, 301-3166; www. braxtonsnola.com — Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and entrees. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S RESTAURANT — 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www. katiesinmidcity.com — the Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. there also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, Dinner tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE — 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. de Gaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com — these cafes serve soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and entrees. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZa MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza. com — Disembark at Mark twain’s for salads, po-boys and pizza. No reservations. Lunch tue.-Sat., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. 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. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S — 741 State St., 899-1414; 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 712-6868; 874 Harrison Ave., 488-0133; 3244 Magazine St. 8957272; 5608 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0111; www.reginellis.com — this New orleans original offers a range of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www. theospizza.com — there’s a variety of specialty pies or build your own with a choice of more than two-dozen toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 888-4004 — this Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, subs, salads and appetizers . No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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SeaFOOD GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8320955 — 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. $$ GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT — 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com — Grand Isle offers seafood options from raw oysters to lobster St. Malo with combines Maine lobster, shrimp and mussels in seafood broth. Baked Gulf fish are served with compound chili butter, potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ LA COTE BRASSERIE — 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www. lacotebrasserie.com — this stylish restaurant in the Renaissance New orleans Arts Hotel serves an array of raw and cooked seafood. tabasco and Steen’s Cane Syrup glazed salmon is served with shrimp mirliton ragout. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood creations by executive chef Brian Katz dominate a menu peppered with favorites like hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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 sixpiece which includes a waffle and six fried wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SteaKHOUSe CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., 522-7902; www. centraarchy.com — this traditional steak house serves uSDA prime beef in a selection of super-sized cuts. there’s also seafood. Reservations recommended. Diner daily. Credit cards. $$$ CRESCENT CITY STEAKS — 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www. crescentcitysteaks.com — order uSDA Prime beef dry-aged and hand-cut in house. Reservations accepted. Lunch tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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. $$ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007; www. vegatapascafe.com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Pollo en papel features chicken, mushrooms, leeks and feta in phyllo pastry. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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nylon-stringed guitars, saxophonist Ben Ellman’s Carnival-conjuring lines, and loose grooves pepper the album. A Brazilian whistle sounds like a drum major’s, hand drums sound like the Indians’, and horns hail from both Latin roots and New Orleans streets. Carnivale follows last year’s live album The Other Side of Midnight, recorded at a sold-out set at Tipitina’s. In 2010, the band released the acclaimed Ya-Ka-May, which also starred a wish list of New Orleans talent, from the Rebirth Brass Band and Irma Thomas to bounce artists Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, Katey Red and Sissy Nobby. Bounce music also appears on Carnivale. “It may not be what you think of (as) traditional Mardi Gras tunes, but everyone knows, if you go out on the streets, you’re going to hear hiphop, you’re going to hear bounce music — it just depends what part of town you’re stumbling around in,” Vogel says. “We’re a group that’s interested and learning and digesting everything we can from the traditions and the history, but we want to make music in the here and now, and make music from New Orleans that’s contemporary, and learn from and digest anything else that’s great, including bounce music. You (can’t) ignore it. As far as we’re concerned it’s another chapter in the history of New Orleans music, and one that’s unfolding and playing out before our eyes, or our ears.” Sometimes those Carnival worlds collide, quite deliberately. In the instrumental “Guero Bounce,” a harmonica wails over a bounce beat and Latin percussion, and on “Voyage Ton Flag,” where zydeco meets drummer Stanton Moore’s heavy funk and a few walls of guitar and electronic effects. Mannie Fresh and Mystikal also pair for “Move Fast,” one of Mystikal’s first returns to the mic since his release from prison in 2010. Carnivale also draws from Galactic’s everexpanding pool of guest players, with Cyril and Ivan Neville, Pardo, and KIPP Renaissance High

School’s massive marching Galactic has made its annual band, which joins the instrumenLundi Gras concert into a tal “Karate.” Carnival tradition. The band abandoned “traditional” Mardi Gras music for the PHOTO BY ZACK SMITH album, with the exception of revisiting Al Johnson’s classic R&B Galactic with track “Carnival Time,” treated to FEB special guests Galactic’s space-funk, molassesthick update with Johnson on the 10 p.m. vocal track. & Sat. & Mon. “If ever a man knows a song from top to bottom, Al Johnson Tipitina’s knows ‘Carnival Time,’” Vogel 501 Napoleon Ave. says. “He came in and belted it out. He owns the fact that that’s 895-8477 his claim to fame.” www.tipitinas.com To introduce the album and kick-off a monthslong tour, the band performs its “unwritten law” Lundi Gras concert, a long-held tradition at Tipitina’s that lasts until sunrise — typically ending with the low-key Crazyhorse Mongoose track “Quiet Please.” Vogel says Carnivale’s closing track “Ash Wednesday Sunrise” may be a more appropriate closer to ring in Mardi Gras. “The only question of the band now is defy tradition, or alter our tradition, or play a variation on our tradition,” he says.

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here are few, if any, taboo music genres in Galactic’s wheelhouse. The New Orleans funk band, now nearing its 20th year, has danced enough times with hip-hop that it’s left an inescapable groove in the band’s step, tampering its already universal (the name’s no coincidence) funk template. For its latest trick, the band used Carnival as the springboard, condensing the Mardi Gras experience into the 13-track Carnivale Electricos (ANTI-), out Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21. “Brazil represents the southern pole of the Carnival world, and New Orleans is kind of the northern pole,” says keyboardist Rich Vogel, adding that the album lives somewhere between poles but isn’t anchored to one or the other. The band looked to the Carnival world — from the baile funk of Rio de Janeiro to bounce beats blasting from local parking lots, and the places in between — to weave new elements into Galactic’s frequently altered fabric — updated as New Orleans’ music and cultural landscape adjusts its palate. “What we didn’t want to do was ‘Galactic plays Latin.’ … We knew that was absolutely not the way we wanted to go,” Vogel says. “It was more about, ‘Let’s try and bring some of these artists into our world and what we do, and see if them doing what they do and us doing what we do makes an interesting result.’” Mammoth drum patterns and a one-note saxophone riff ring in the first track, “Ha Di Ka,” featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanches Mardi Gras Indians. The Indians’ chant is the alien introduction, seemingly pulled from another corner of the universe but undeniably a Carnival creation. Stereo-panning guitar spurts push it even further spaceward, and an otherwise conventional piano solo and Vogel’s organs bring the track back to its New Orleans foundation. Cut to “Hey Na Na,” with a slithering bayou fuzz guitar riff, calls and responses and The Revivalists’ David Shaw yelping in rock fashion about the New Orleans Saints — and the band is clearly back in the north pole. But Latin America leaves a mark in a big, noticeable way, whether from Brazilian samba artist Moyseis Marques (who shines on “O Coco da Galinha”) or New Orleans’ Casa Samba, which stars on a Galactic-fied “Magalenha,” made famous by Sergio Mendes. Acoustic instruments (like the unmistakable cuica and seemingly infinite percussive sounds),

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BMC — brent walsh Quartet feat. romy Kaye, 5; blues4sale, 8; De Ja Vu brass band, midnight

Banks Street Bar — for Your lungs only, i’m fine, Controller, 9 Blue Nile — redrawblak feat. brad walker, Helen gillet, Chris alford, Jesse morrow & paul thibodeaux, 10 BMC — Carolyn broussard, 5; brent walsh Quartet feat. romy Kaye, 8; lagniappe brass band, 11 Checkpoint Charlie — nervous Duane, 7; rico watts, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — Kevin gordon band, 8 d.b.a. — treme brass band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — tom Hook, 9:30

Howlin’ Wolf — estelle, luke James, stacy barthe, elle Varner, 9 The Maison — gregory agid Quartet, 6; magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — rebirth brass band, 10 Old Point Bar — Josh garrett & the bottom line, 8 One Eyed Jacks — thee silver mt. Zion memorial orchestra, 9 Saturn Bar — lonely lonely Knights, aaron blount, luke allen, 10:30 Siberia — b.l.U.r., Citoyens, pr_ck, 10 Spotted Cat — brett richardson, 4; tuba skinny, 6; meschiya lake & the little big Horns, 10 Vaso — eunice love band, rantz Davis, franklin iV, trifelon, 8

Checkpoint Charlie — tbone stone, 7; prettier than matt, 11 Chickie Wah Wah — sweet olive string band, 5:30; sexdog, 8 Circle Bar — native america, benjamin Jones, buntum, 10 d.b.a. — tin men, 7; walter “wolfman” washington & the roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — bob andrews, 9:30 Hi-Ho Lounge — sick’s pack Coming Home, 10 House of Blues — attack attack!, the ghost inside, sleeping with sirens, chunk! no, captain chunk!, 6 Howlin’ Wolf — microphone madness, 10 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — baby bee, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Chip wilson, 9 Legends Bar & Grill — topcats, 9 The Maison — saint anyway, 6; Upstarts, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Cha wa, 10 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Joe Krown, noon

3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery — Debauche, 9 Banks Street Bar — Kenny triche band, 8; rx filled, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — walter “wolfman” washington, 8 Blue Nile — micah mckee & little maker, 7 BMC — soula billy swamp boogie band, 5; andy J. forest, 8; Young pinstripe brass band, 11 Buffa’s Lounge — tom mcDermott & aurora nealand, 8 Cafe Istanbul — michaela Harrison, 7 Checkpoint Charlie — Domenic, 7; Jamstain, 11 Circle Bar — forthrights feat. maddie ruthless, glasgow, 10

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Old Point Bar — Space Heaters, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Defend New Orleans Mardi Gras Ball feat. Supagroup, DJ Musa & DJ Dave Catchings, 10 Republic New Orleans — Big History, 11 The Reserve of Orleans — Naydja Cojoe & the Jazz Experience, 8 Rivershack Tavern — Troy Turner, 9:30 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Flow Tribe, 9:30 Siberia — This Will Destroy You, Amen Dunes, Mountains, England in 1819, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Johnny Sansone, 8 & 10 Southport Hall — BLT Ball feat. Chee Weez, 9 Spotted Cat — Brett Richardson, 4; St. Louis Slim & Andy J. Forest, 6:30; New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, 10 Tipitina’s — Funky Meters, Pimps of Joytime, 10

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EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE (PG13) — tom Hanks and sandra bullock star in the screen adaptation of Jonathan safran foer’s quirky novel, in which a precocious boy whose father died during 9/11 embarks on an ambitious journey through new York. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand HAYWIRE (R) — after an operative for a government security contractor is betrayed by someone from her own agency, she tries to turn the tables on her adversaries. AMC Palace 20 HUGO (PG) — martin scorsese’s family-friendly film is a fantasy/adventure about an orphan who lives inside the walls of a magical train station in 1930s paris. AMC Palace 20 JOYFUL NOISE (PG-13) — Queen latifah and Dolly parton star in the gospel musical about a small-town church choir vying to win a national competition. AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20

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there’s a technique used by visual artists called kinetic photography, in which a camera is tossed into the air or otherwise physically abused in hopes of capturing a distinctive image. while i don’t personally know any kinetic photographers, i imagine myself intimately acquainted with the process whenever a movie like Safe House crosses my path — not safe House (r) that many have. ostensibly a blockbuster Directed by Daniel espiaction-thriller starring Denzel washington and ryan reynolds, Safe House plays nosa more like a student film on steroids. the starring Denzel washingcamera constantly stutters and swirls, and ton, ryan reynolds odd angles flash across the screen in a fraction of a second. the entire movie is wide release intentionally overexposed, presumably to make it look cool. Can’t we just let Denzel kick some butt? apparently not, but the movie’s wayward camera work is not the only culprit. the frantic rush of images fails to hide an equally fragmented and surprisingly empty story. reynolds plays a wet-behind-the-ears “housekeeper” at a hidden Cia facility, where operatives waterboard even compliant captives. washington is the legendary former agent who long ago went rogue but has just turned himself in for private reasons. they wind up on the run together from bad guys who seem to anticipate their every move. is it all an inside job? of course it is, but the movie only breaks for plot briefly between violent confrontations and implausible car chases. Did i mention the hip visuals? —Ken Korman

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Pedigree is often key to understanding what a film has to offer, but never more so than when a country’s government is present at the moment of conception. And when the government is that of China — which indirectly financed The Flowers of War, a graphic retelling of the horrific 1937 Nanking The Flowers of War (R) Massacre that occurred at the hands of the Directed by Zhang Yimou Japanese — cries of propaganda inevitably precede the film. No one can deny the Starring Christian Bale, movie’s obvious interest in framing history for Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang a global audience. But other than the number Chalmette Movies of victims, the facts of the massacre have never really been open to question: most estimates range between 100,000 to 300,000 civilians murdered after the capitol city was taken, and tens of thousands of adults and children raped. The Flowers of War’s biggest problems lie not in its politics, but in its art. With a budget of $94 million, it’s the most expensive Chinese movie ever made, and it is simply gorgeous. Director Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern) is a world-class filmmaker clearly at the top of his game. The story involves two sets of “flowers” — one a class of 12-year-old girls, the other a slightly older group of women from the town brothel — hiding together from atrocity under the watchful eye of an American mortician (Christian Bale). Unfortunately, it’s all too steeped in melodrama to gain any traction. You can’t shake the feeling that the movie should never have been made this way — not as an old-fashioned Hollywood-style weepie. It doesn’t suit the subject matter, which would have been far better served by a clear-eyed, unsentimental character study. That said, it’s almost impossible to take your eyes off the screen. — KEN KORMAN

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CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “WimmeBeelden Series,” oil on wood by Bernard Mattox, through Feb. 25. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — Paintings by Mac Ball, through Feb. 25. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “The Whelming Part II,” paintings by Blaine Capone, through Saturday. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Macrocosm/ Microcosm,” metal and glass sculpture by Shae Freeman, through April 5. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “The Waking,” a group show featuring Nanci Charpentier, Lisette Copping, Candy Depew, Mandy Rogers Horton and Lisa Tahir, through March 3. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Sculpture by Jill Reynolds and Yumi Janairo Roth; “Headphones: Listen Up!” a group sound exhibition; both through March 4. GALLERY ORANGE. 819 Royal St., 701-0857; www. gallery-orange.com — Art Below pop-up show featuring Inkie, Art Wars, Philip Levine, Sarah Ashley Longshore, Dave Rhodes, Zack Smith and others, through February. THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Healing Power of Art,” works by Beverly Morris and artists from the Louisiana Art Therapy Association, through March 12. GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 8994687; www.guylymanfineart. com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculptures by Jimmy Block, ongoing. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 5257300; www.heriardcimino.com — “Elemental,” paintings by Regina Scully; “Minor Keys,” wall sculptures by Martin Payton; both through Sunday. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “Good Stuff III,” a group exhibition curated by

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ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., 361-6620 — “the Colorful of Wonderful,” paintings by terrance Osborne, through thursday. JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing. JAZZ & HERITAGE GALLERY. 1205 N. Rampart St., 558-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org — Works by Sarah Allen Freeman, through March 1. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. jeanbragg.com — “Fantasy Days & Flambeaux Nights,” paintings by Linda Lesperance, through February. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com — “State of Nature,” mixed-media sculpture and collage by Marcus Kenney; “Steady Creep,” drawings and sewn constructions by Hannah Chalew; both through March 17.

School, 5333 Danneel St., 8966369; www.newmanschool. org — “Southern Writers and Other Assorted Images,” photographs by David G. Spielman, through thursday.

SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — “Sex&Death&Rock&Roll,” photography by Sean Yseult, through April 7. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Magazine Street of Dreams,” paintings by Hayley Gaberlavage and Robert Post, through February. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Brother, Can You Spare A Day?” a group exhibition of works dealing with concepts of time, through March 4. THREE RIVERS GALLERY. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 8922811; www.threeriversgallery. com — Works by Gail Glassman, through May 10. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Exposed,” a MFA thesis exhibition by Shelly Barq; “Not Just a Symbol, But a Status Symbol,” a MFA thesis exhibition by Summer Winston; both through March 3. VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery. com — Works by Jacob Vincent Manguno, through March 1.

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MICHAEL P. SMITH FUND FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards a $5,000 grant to a photographer residing in Gulf Coast states. Visit www.neworleansphotoalliance.org for details. Application deadline is March 30.

A TASTE OF COVINGTON ART MARKET. the Covington Business Association seeks artists for a fine arts market to be held on March 31 during its inaugural taste of Covington event. Visit www.atasteofcovington.com for details. Application deadline is Friday.

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museums CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 5283800; www.cacno.org — “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “tea for two,” an exhibition of items related to tea services, through March 13. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM CABILDO. 701 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm. crt.state.la.us — “New Orleans Bound 1812: the Steamboat that Changed America,” through January 2013.

RAU FOR ART FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION. M.S. Rau Antique’s foundation, which provides scholarship money to student artists in Orleans and Jefferson Parish high schools, has an art competition that awards scholarships and an opportunity to study in Italy. Visit www.rauforart.com for details. Application deadline is Wednesday.

LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “the Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November, and more.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. the organization seeks entries for its annual National Juried Artists Exhibition, which opens July 14 and is judged by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator

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LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www. lemieuxgalleries.com — “Mann’s Mind,” works by thomas Mann; “American Ghosts,” works by Olivia Hill; both through Feb. 25.

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MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org — “Absinthe Visions,” photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Infamy: December 1941,” oral histories, artifacts and images focusing on the attack on Pearl Harbor, through Sunday. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. noma.org — “Light to Dark/Dark to Light,” paintings by Wayne Gonzales, through Feb. 26. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “Ersy: Architect of Dreams”; “Oyeme Con Los Ojos,” photographs by Josephine Sacabo; both through Feb. 26. “The Created World of Enrique Alferez,” sculpture and works on paper by the artist, through April 2, and more. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones

Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa. tulane.edu — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7.

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — “Tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit and more; all ongoing. TULANE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ROOM. Jones Hall, room 205, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 8655000; www.tulane.edu — “The Art of Proteus,” an exhibition showcasing the krewe’s costume and float designs from 1882-1907, through May 30. WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place,” photographs by Stephen Wilkes for PhotoNOLA, through March 3.

Paintings by Regina Scully Over the last several years, Regina Scully has staked out a paradoxical place among New Orleans painters. Her mostly abstract canvases suggest visionary landscapes or cities pulsating with life, yet they depict no place in particular and are neither realistic nor representational but instead suggest dreams or mirages bubbling up from our collective memory banks — otherworldly yet vaguely familiar places inflected with hints of surrealism or science fiction. Elemental, the title canvas, lives up to its name. Comprised of fluid ripples of pigment, its rhapsodic forms evoke urban associations not unlike the harmonic contortions of John Coltrane’s classic saxophone riffs or the lyrical mysticism of Allen Ginsberg or Walt Whitman’s poetry. Here form becomes energy in motion in a landscape of fluid colors with their own subsurface tides that hint at the natural world of Elemental rocks and rivers as well as the urban realm of glistening city streets in a THRu Heriard-Cimino Gallery time-lapse blur of multiple human trajectories. All of those associations feb are embedded in our commonly held experiences, and the carefully 440 Julia St. crafted spaces of the canvas invite the imagination to wander. 525-7300 The atmosphere is different in Isle, where ethereally floating triangular and wedge-shaped forms hint at the boats and huts of balmy South www.heriard-cimino.com Pacific islands, only here the effect is calligraphic, with the lyrical fluidity of Japanese scroll paintings. The atmosphere shifts again in Lumeria, which may suggest a frenzied mystical riff in Miles Davis’ Bitch’s Brew, or perhaps a mythic lost utopia from central Asian folklore. Lunar evokes the pale fabled civilization that the ancients once surmised might exist on the moon, but it is Phases of Matter (pictured) that may provide the most insight into Scully’s vision as ambiguously resonant forms appear in a vortex of becoming and receding, a process of manifestation and sublimation that hints at the way humans try to orient themselves in the wild spaces of nature and the imagination, in their eternal quest to finally feel at home in the world. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call 5281944 ext. 229 for details. noon.

EPILEPSY & SEIZURE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh. org — the epilepsy foundation of louisiana holds a monthly support group for adults who have or are impacted by epilepsy or seizure disorders. the group meets in the foundation board room. Call (800) 9600587 or email kelly@epilepsylouisiana.org for details. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. —

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fRiday 17 BLT BALL. Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., 835-2903 — the Chee weez perform at the event where the dress code is black tie/boxers, lingerie or a toga. Visit www.bltball.com for details. admission $20. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. GREASING OF THE POLES. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 586-0300; www. sonesta.com/neworleans_royal — the hotel kicks off Carnival with its traditional event, featuring celebrities Camryn manheim, wanda sykes and others. the event also includes a presentation of the king and queen of Zulu and a second line with leroy Jones and the Hurricane brass band, saintsations and

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MENT. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (800) 850-3878 — the fighting games in the tournament include Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, and Blazblue: Continuum Shift 2. Visit www.battleforthesouth.com for details. admission $5-$35. 10 a.m. feb. 18-19. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www.marketumbrella. org — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

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

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Send Resume To: Recruiter 4418 Pesson Road New Iberia, LA 70560 Phone # (337) 365-6028 e-mail: recruiter@asrcenergy.com

SERVICE TECHNICIANS

Qualified techs needed. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug & background check. Must be reliable & have a clean, valid drivers license. (504) 304-0443.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

The study involves one treatment with an investigational lotion. There are up to 7 study office visits over a 13 week period.

• You must have facial and forehead acne. That is, you must have between 20-50 pimples on your face.

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

The medication and all study visits and procedures are provided without financial costs to you. No insurance coverage is required.

• You must be between 18-70 years old and be generally healthy.

Eligible study volunteers will receive up to $350 for participating in the study.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating in this study, please call The office of Drs William and Patrick Coleman 504-455-3180

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AUTOMOTIVE IMPORTED AUTOS ‘05 HONDA S2000 Low Miles $16,900 504-368-5640

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‘09 ACURA TSX $19,995 Call 504-368-5640

‘10 HONDA ACCORD $15,900 Several to Choose From! 504-368-5640

‘10 HONDA CIVIC

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SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES ‘00 TOYOTA RAV 4

5 speed, 4 WD, good A/C, power windows & mirrors dependable, 104,000 miles. Needs paint & tires. $3300. Call 417-0005

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WANTED TO PURCHASE CASH FOR CARS

Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT CHIROPRACTORS ARCHER CHIROPRACTIC

ARCHER CHIROPRACTIC CENTER We focus on relief care, to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. 3301 Canal St. 504 - 252 - 9182 WALKS - INS WELCOME

COUNSELING/THERAPY ALTERNATE CHOICES

Suffering from Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anxiety or Depression that may be related to the upcoming holidays? Contact us about our programs/ services that may begin a New path for you & your family. 504-888-8600 www.newfreedom.info

HEALING ARTS At Crossroads In Life?

Feeling blocked? Seeking destiny? Problems? Sacred African Divination may be the solution. Obtain success in life, business, relationships, health & more. Oracle readings available. Call Olorisa M.S. Akinlana 504-905-6347. www.ileekoasa.com. Se habla Espanol

Open 7 days - 10am-10pm Jasmine Health Spa 614 Causeway, Metairie 504-273-7676 Chnese Health Spa 2424 Williams Blvd Suite S Kenner - 504-305-5177

LICENSED MASSAGE NOTICE

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

A BODY BLISS MASSAGE

Jeannie LMT #3783-01. Flexible appointments. Uptown Studio or Hotel out calls. 504.894.8856 (uptown)

BYWATER BODYWORKS

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

QUIET WESTBANK LOC

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

RELAX RELAX RELAX Swedish massage by strong hands. Call Jack at 453-9161 La lic #0076.

STRESS HURTS

Welcome Film Industry, Visitors & Locals. Take a break & get a massage experience you’ll love. Call Matteo LA#0022 for more info. Metairie area. 504-832-0945.

STRESS? PAIN?

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

YOGA/MEDITATION/PILATES AUDUBON YOGA STUDIO Ivengar Yoga, Level 1 - 3 Free classes for new students Jan 7-13 - 511 Octavia St. 504-821-9885 www.audubonyoga.com

JEWELRY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAVID YURMAN

18” Heart & Diamond Pendent. Perfect for Valentines! $650. Call (504) 330-0323.

SPA EQUIPMENT USED HOT TUB!

5 person with Gazebo, $3000. Call (504) 888-6152.

PETS

REWARD- LOST

PET ADOPTIONS Tiger is a big, strong boy, full of energy. Possibly a Boxer/St. Bernard mix. Needs secure space to run. Looks like a Bengal Tiger! Applicants will be screened. Call 504-586-1019

Buddy boy Catahoula mix

m all med. done & house broken sweet & good w/ other dogs Loves to play w/ toys. Best in home w/no small kids. contact cindy foxcfox@cox.net 504-451-9335

Nikolai- short hair Tabby

sweet cat, deserves better than w/ he was given. thrown out of a car- all recovered now SUPER sweet Tracitbkestler@cox.net 504-975-5971

SOCO - URGENT!

Very sweet Stafford, home or foster. Very, very sweet boy, help asap to get him out of small confinement. tbkestler@cox.net

EMPLOYMENT

Free Pilates Reformer Class With paid class $20. 10 years teaching experience. 504-220-5589. www.pilateswithconstance.com

I am looking for work taking care of elderly, handicapped, etc. Light meals, sitz bath. Certified CNA+. Refs. (504) 427-1445, leave msg if no answer.

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE

BEAUTIFUL, LOVING PUPPY

Call (504) 483-3100

HOME SERVICES Don’t Replace Your Tub REGLAZE IT

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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LOST/FOUND PETS

St. Margaret’s Daughters Home, a private non profit organization proposing to provide transportation services to elderly and disabled persons in New Orleans, Louisiana, intends to apply for a federal grant to be used for the purpose of acquiring specially equipped vehicles and equipment for use in transporting elderly and disabled persons who are unable to utilize existing public transit services. Services will be generally between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, in the area encompassing New Orleans, Louisiana. The grant would be used to expand and add new equipment. St. Margaret’s Daughters Home invites any interested public or private transit or Para transit operator within the service area to comment on the proposed services by sending a written response to: Mr. Mike Watts, Elderly & Disabled Program Manager, LA Department of Transportation and Development, Public Transportation Section, P. O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9245; and to 3419 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-6144 within 15 days. Comments must be received by (15 days after date of publication).

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MERCHANDISE

Back from lease. Call (504) 888-6152.

Lucas is a 1-year-old, neutered, Spaniel mix who enjoys being extra close to you. He’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, since he loves to give kisses. Lucas will require TLC during his complimentary heartworm treatment. To meet Lucas or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

10x12 STORAGE SHED

Momma is a 10-month-old,

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SCHWEGMANN BAGS

Original - Mint condition $50. Framed $80 Call Greg, 504-390-5052

BLDG. MATERIALS 1 MOBILE OFFICE

Surplus price - $1699. Call (504) 888-6152.

LUCAS Kennel #A15084404

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. (504) 846-5122 $295 Brand New Iron Queen Bed with mattress set, all new. Can deliver. (504) 952-8403 King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $225. Can deliver. (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $250. (504) 846-5122 Queen Mattress Set $149 Still in wrapper. Will deliver. (504) 846-5122

MOMMA Kennel #A14061882

SERVICES

spayed, DSH, with celadon green eyes. Momma would do well with a family with kids, enjoys lots of love and warm sunny windowsills to stretch and relax. To meet Momma or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org.

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

AIR COND/HEATING GULF STATES AC & HEATING

Service & Sales A/C Condenser & Installed - $3899 5 Year Warranty Service Calls only $59.50 Gulf States Air (504) 304-0443

SUPERIOR AIRE

Trane 3 Ton Replacement System $3890 Installed Expires 1/31/12 504-465-0688 Air Conditioning Heating

FLOORS/CARPET/TILE

LANDSCAPE/HORTICULTURE DELTA SOD

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

The Cracked Pot Garden Center

2 mi west of Airport on Airline Hwy 504-466-8813 Fall Landscaping Clean Up Special Free Estimates

PEST CONTROL Kills Bedbugs & Roaches

With Harris Bed Bug Killer & Harris Roach Killer. Odorless, non-staining formulas. Will rid your home of bed bugs & kill roaches for up to 1 year. Guaranteed. Makes 2 gallons. Available at: Johnny’s True Value, 2001 Mirabeau Ave & United Hardware, 735 Elysian Fields.

LEGAL SERVICES Need Something Notarized?

24hrs/7days Traveling Notaries Melissa Culotta - (504) 473-1215 Isabelle Montelepre (504) 220-2503

GROUT WORKS, LLC

Tile Grout Cleaning, Color Sealing, Grout repair, Shower Restoration, Natural Stone Care, Tile Replacement, Recaulking. Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. Jay Broadwell, 504-309-2509. www.grout-works.com

HANDYMAN HARRY’S HOUSE HELPERS

* Small Jobs *Repairs *Carpentry *Painting *Install AND MORE! Insured & Priced-Right Harry’s Helpful Ace Hardware Uptown * 504-896-1500 Metairie * 504-896-1550

TAX SERVICES

baby momma TAX SERVICE D!

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IF YOU HAVE KIDS WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL GET A REFUND W-2 SELF-EMPLOYED BUSINESS ETC ...

Tel: 888-644-2467

Judy Fisher, Inc R E A L T O R S Direct: 504-388-3023 Office & Fax: 504-524-5839

PRIME FRENCH QUARTER!

301 DECATUR ST.

New Orleans Luxury Condos & Townhomes — French Quarter —

Magnificent French Quarter Creole Townhouse Over 3,000 sqft of living space. This exquisite 2nd floor condo features gracious living and dining rooms with Venetian plaster walls, gold leaf stacked crown molding and 2 gas fireplaces. The chef’s kitchen has a large, hones black granite island, top-of-the-line appliances and a large walk-in butler’s pantry. The fabulous Master suite is truly special with an extra large custom-built closet and marble bathroom. This splendid property offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It is truly a one-of-a-kind designer showcase.

On the River at the Square Jax Brewery Condos

1,2, & 3 BR Luxury Condos - Luxury decor includes wood flrs, hi-ceiling, crown moldings & easy access to lg river terrace. 2 elev. Granite kitchen, marble baths.

Rare corner location zoning allows live entertainment. 9,000 sq ft (Approx 3,000 sq ft on each floor). Beautiful light filled loft style spaces. Possible owner financing. Offered at $1,650,000

Unit N: large 1 bd/1 ba w/view of River & Square, $495,000 Unit J: rare 3 br, 3 bath with separate dining. 1760 s.f., $695,000 Unit H: 4th fl corner, 2 bd/2 ba overlooking Sq. & River. $795,000

www.JudyFisher.net

Lg(2300SF) 2br/2 ba, wet bar, spacious living & INTERIOR COURTYD!

Offered by L. Bryan Francher and Leslie A. Perrin 504-251-6400 or 504-722-5820.

214 Chartres St. Unit 1 • $849,000 New Listing, Hidden Gem

(504-891-6400)

Licensed in Louisiana, USA

520 St. Philip St. Unit 3 • $399,000 FQ Townhouse Building

Fully renov 1830’s. Spacious 2 bdrm w/private pation. slate flrs, granite, SS, brick & beams. Elevator access to rooftop terrace.

Esplanade Condo $115,000

1100 Royal St. Unit 9 • $459,000

Great Value! On site garage parking. 2 mstr suites. 1760 livable sq. ft in Qtr’s best residential area. 2nd floor rar. Only $270/sf. $459,000

Judy Fisher, Inc R E A L T O R S Direct: 504-388-3023 Office & Fax: 504-524-5839

COURTYARD STUDIOS

— Warehouse District — Two-story renovated townhouse condo with all the amenities.

333 Julia Place

Tasteful kitchen with maple cabinets and stainless appliances, central A/H, pool and dedicated off-street parking spot, & 1 block to the French Qtr.

Unit 208: New renov, beaut hdwd flrs, granite cntrs & top of line app. Lg 1 br/1 ba 720 sq. ft on atrium! Rooftop pool & cabana. $229,000 Unit 504: Beaut renov 5th flr corner. Chef ’s kitch & open bar into lg liv & din w/ wall of windows. 1 pkng space in int garage, $395,000

Agents protected. O/A

All properties can be shown by appointment at your convenience!

E.J. Maysonave Broker/Consultant (504) 554-6210

Call 525-3067

1012 ST. PETER STREET MULTIPLE UNITS AVAILABLE

... LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! ...

Call 495-9181 for all your Real Estate Needs

Dorian Bennett

Extraordinary character is timeless.

This condo is simply fabulous with a breath-taking view of the St. Louis Cathedral from the balcony. Beautiful private master bdrm marble floors in the bath, high ceilings, hrdwd flrs,courtyard & more. Only a 2 blk walk to Bourbon Street’s great food, great music, fabulous antique shops. Call Agent For Details.

Hablo EspaĂąol margaritabergen@hotmail.com

Delisha Boyd, BA, MBA, DBA(abd) Prudential Gardner Realtors 3725 MacArthur Blvd. New Orleans, La 70131 504.415.1802 Direct, 504.366.4511 Office, 504.366.4519 Fax www.Delishaboyd.com |Delishaboyd@aol.com

8601 Leake Ave • New Orleans, La 70118 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Luxury FQ Condo Own a Piece of New Orleans History

BUYING OR SELLING IN FRENCH QUARTER?

1201 Canal Street • Unit: 257 WOW! One of the best renovations in the City! 1 block from the French Quarter, Jump on the Streetcar right out your front door. Next to the Saenger Theatre, 24-Hr Valet Parking, Concierge, Roof Top Pool, Fitness Center, Parade Route. Condo features 2 BR, 2 BA, granite in both the kitchen and bath, hardwd floors throughout, ss appliances, soaring ceilings. FIRST CLASS ALL THE WAY! $285,000

Theresa Rowe, Agent • 985-502-5055 1131 N. Causeway Blvd, Mandeville

www.JudyFisher.net

Amanda Carter & Theresa Rowe

1124 Burgundy St. For Sale - $2,800,000 Architectural palace with unique features and old world elegance. 5,990 sq. feet, parking included. It is a fortunate, sophisticated buyer who will call this home.

(504) 944-3605 2340 Dauphine St., New Orleans         Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated

FOR SALE

Marigny Triangle 1918 Burgundy Street

CALL JUDY GIGLIO TODAY 504-259-1873

REAL ESTATE PARTNERS, INC.

4141 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001 504-888-9900 Each office is independently owned and operated.

Beautiful updated and maintained, large owner’s unit with 1 bedroom apt. Great private yard large enough for pool. Walk to everything; food, music, art, etc. Possible B&B. $625,000.

Patty Bradford (504) 416-7747

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Margarita Bergen

514 DUMAINE ST.

Charming studio w/crtyd balcony and 1 BR w/ coveted street balc w/enough room for a small party! Starting at $104,000

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922-24 Dauphine St. $875K Four 1 bedroom apartments. Parking for 5+ cars.

938 Royal St. A $215K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.

835 Royal St. $349.5K Great location, secluded hideaway! Spac 2 br, 2 marble tile baths. Small rear balc overlooking garden.

617 Duphine St. $268K Spacious light filled condo. Great floor plan. Fabulous pool and courtyard. Being sold furnished. In the heart of the quarter.

Paula Bowler, Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 • www.frenchquarterrealty.com Condo, 158 Avant Garde

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

2br, 1.5ba vaulted ceil, firepl, hdwd flrs, Tennis, pools. Pet friendly. $139K. David Reeves, 504-982-6700. Latter & Blum,. ERA powered, independently owned & operated. 866-7000.

KENNER

NOTICE:

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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1320 31st St. $98,756

Multifamily hm comes w/ 3 BR one side 2 BR on one side. Maria Best 504-388-9634, 504-456-7890 GULF SOUTH INTERNATIONAL REALTORS Licensed in Louisiana, USA

16 BISTINEAU CT

4 BR, 3 BA, in Woodlake South. Master Suite w/ firepl & jacuzzi. $189,500. Pat Arnold 504-915-3184, Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated. 504-888-4585

2124 KANSAS

$39,900. 2/1 in need of repair. For more hud hms: www. gsihomes. com Debora Gonzales 504-914-5115, 504-456-7890 GULF SOUTH INTERNATIONAL REALTORS . Licensed in Louisiana, USA

METAIRIE 231 FRIEDRICHS $1,439,000

Recently updated throughout. Prof. designer touches & newly painted inside/out. Custom kit w/dble ovens, granite cnttps & high end appl. Kit opens to brkfst area & lrge living rm w/ gas fp. Fr. doors w/beautiful plantation shutters overlook the new terrace & stunning backyrd. A 350 sq ft carriage house w/1 BR/1 BA, & kit area is included in living area. John Schaff, (504) 343-6683, (504) 895-4663 Latter & Blum, ERA powered, independently owned and operated.

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Historic House and Luxury Home Specialist

Motivated Sellers: Want to know the value of your property? Call today ... No obligation. Residential /Commercial Sales and Leasing, Appraisals.

farmeran@gmail.com

www.demontluzinrealtors.com

Building on a real estate heritage since 1905

THE FERNANDEZ HOUSE

1 story home. Met Club Grdns. No flooding! Beautiful pool & yard. 3-4BD, 3.5BA. 3,660 sq.ft liv. Lg. lot 77 x 144. Call Susan & Skye Price 908-3317. Gardner Realtors 891-6400.

2512 Haring Rd

Ann de Montluzin Farmer BROKER

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737

200 GERANIUM ST.

927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000 An excellent example of an early creole cottage set in a serene compound. Beautiful courtyard with mature plantings in a classic partere garden. Property consists of the main house, 4 income producing apartments and a large bonus space-- office, workshop, gym, etc. Parking for multiple cars. Great location.

Paula Bowler, Owner/Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 www.frenchquarterrealty.com

Cute 3/2. One owner, well maintained. Never flooded! Wood flrs, screened patio, lush back yard. Approx 1702 sq ft. $149k. Tim Armstrong, Bonano Properties. 504-458-1802

2708 Whitney Place, #911

Convenient 1BR, 1BA 3rd flr condo overlooking pool. Well maintained, onsite mgmt, laundry. $88k OBO. Judy Fisher Realtors, JudyFisher.net 504-524-5839

30 TRIBUNE ST. $178K

Meticulous brick home. 3 bedrms. Wd floors. Central air/heat. New roof after Katrina. Garage. A real jewel! Latter & Blum Realtors, Inc. (504) 866-2785 Joan Beauchamp (504) 421-1234.

8717 26th St. $154,900

4/1, hdwd flrs w/deck in bk & fenc’d yd. Newer appl. Conv’t garage = a LARGE bedroom. Leveled in 2009 w/ lifetime warranty! Marty, 504-2310396 , GSI Realtors 504-456-7890. Licensed in Louisiana, USA

NO BANK FINANCING

Take over pymts 5% down + $1630/ mo. 1700 SF, 24x16 workshed w/ heat & AC, hot tub. Renovated. Safe area, 4737 Kawanee. O/A Dave Lewis, Rodi Realty, 641 Rosa Ave, Met. 504485-9596

Penthouse Condo!

Unit 7-B, 3901 Ridgelake 3 BR 2.5 Baths, 1945 sf with Pool, parking Sencore Properties (800) 340-2185

Ponchartrain Park Condos

420 Old Hammond Hwy.across from lake. 1 & 2 BR, sale or lease. Secure. Pkg. Joy Naylor, 504-616-7455. RE/ MAX Affiliates, 504-838-7629. Each office independently owned & operated.

3900 N. HULLEN $599K

Incredible renovation in premier Metairie. Gourmet kitchen. Newly Renovated saltwater pool. 6br/6ba 5000sf. Polly Eagan 504-862-0100 Keller Williams Realty New Orleans

4640 TAFT PARKWAY

4/3, 3651 sq ft, pool, renovated marble flrs, custom cabinets, granite. $445,000. Lee Pennebaker, 504-6691234. Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors, 899-4040. lee.pennebaker@cbtec.com

OLD METAIRIE OLD METAIRIE BEAUTY JUST $499,000

Beautiful & stately brick 2-story, perfect for entertaining, fp, lge den overlooking gorgeous backyard, 4BR/2.5BA, only 6 yrs old! Francher Perrin Group, Gardner Realtors, Licensed in Louisiana 504-251-6400, 504-722-5820 www. francherperrin.com

701 RIDGEWOOD

$419,000. 3 BD., 2.5 Ba./Custom 10’ Ceiling Down, 9’ Up Fabulous. (504) 616.3045 Joe Ory, Inc. Realty Group

738 ORION AVE $217.5K

3BR/2BA in Met., off Bonnabel. Solid wd flrs, chef’s kit. w/Viking range w/ hd, 2 drwys. Great place to call home! Call Todd 232-0362, RE/MAX Real Estate Partners 888-9900. Each office Independently owned & operated.

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY Best Value in French Qtr

1020 ESPLANADE #103. Lovely 2 br, 2 ba condo, high ceil in den, sparkling pool, courtyd, fenced pkg. Private attached alley could be dog run. $339K. Lana Sackett, Gardner Realtors, 504352-4934. www.lanasackett.com

HISTORIC VICTORIAN

Renovated, 2 blocks from the Fr. Quarter. 4 bedrooms/4baths, 2 story with courtyard - FANTASTIC! Call Aimee with DEMAND REALTY at 319-0443 or 837-3000.

LOWER GARDEN DIST./ IRISH CHANNEL 962-64 FELICITY $299K

Lower Garden District, handsome renovation, off of Magazine, 10 minutes from CBD, Mike Dianda(504) 715-1056, (504) 895-4663. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

LGD CONDO $118,000

Studio w/full ss/granite kit, gtd pkng, marble bath, wd flrs, w/d. Josie Occhipinti, Realtor (504) 710-1771,(504) 710-1771 Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 4510 Lennox Blvd $255K

Great buy on Golf course. Stately home on quiet street near park, 4/2.5, Must see! Call Cecelia, 583-2902, Gardner Realtors.

100 MARYLAND DR. $459K

Uptown Charm renov w/all amenities. 3 /3, 2 car off st pkg. Helen Katz, 504-236-6825. Latter & Blum Realtors, ERA powered. independently owned & operated. 504-866-2785.

1201 Napoleon - Rare Oppty

Historic 3 story, 5000 sq ft, attch’d 2 story gar., on parade route. 14’ ceil $1.35 mil. Margaret Oesterle, Keller Williams N.O. 504-975-1833. Independently Owned & Operated.

1301 N. RAMPART #301

$555K 2/2 corner unit. Conv. of historic bldg. 2 gtd & assign’d pkng places, hdwd, marble flrs, hi ceils, millwk, gran. cntrs, ss appli. Jetted tubs, spa-style shwrs, stone vanities, lndry w/stack w/d. Jeff Craig @ 504352-6190.

8309 Sycamore Street & 2214 Dante Street

Large executive sized home (5000 sq. ft.) on double lot with gourmet kitchen, chic master bath, huge den, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sutdio/game room/2nd den and an office plus a six (6) car garage and 3 bedroom/2 bath rental (great tenant at $1575 per month) on an adjacent property. Package Price $ 699,000 Sycamore house may be sold separately for $ 529,000

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

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

CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE 1414 EUTERPE ST-CONDO

1/1 Upper. 2 balcs, hist. charm w/big windows, hi ceil & fp mantles. $135K Caroline Mang, (504) 251-0385, (504) 895-4663. Latter & Blum, ERA powered is independently owned and operated.

2227 CHESTNUT ST.

Beautifully appointed 3/2, two story home. Courtyard, cocktail pool. $525,000. Ricky Lemann, 504-4606340. Keller Williams Realty N.O. 504-862-0100. Independently owned & operated.

3516 NASHVILLE AVE.

2 BR, 2 BA, total renovation. Great curb appeal! Offstreet parking. $289,000. Janet Favrot, Coldwell Banker TEC REALTORS, 504-615-0813

3655-57 TCHOUPITOULAS

Nice dbl, shotgun, 3 rooms, kit & bath. Ready to rent. 4 yr roof, spacious back yd. Only $85,000. Walk to supermart. Lois Landry Realty, 504-586-1019

5014 WILLOW STREET

Double, shot gun, xlnt cond, owner’s unit has separate enclosed rms. original pine wood floors, 12 ft ceil, $177,500. Myrna Shelton, 504-2889938. Gardner Realtors, 504-891-6400

726 Aline St. $479,000

Beautiful New Renovation. 3 BR, 2 BA. Parking. Steve Richards, 504-2581800. Latter & Blum, ERA powered. Independently owned & operated, 504-948-3011

808 Ninth St. $225,000

3 BR, 2 full BA, cathedral ceiling, hardwood flrs. Walk to Magazine St. Jennifer Pearl, Agent, 504-258-5724. Urban Vision Properties, LLC, 4025 Ulloa, NOLA 70119

823-825 DELACHAISE ST

Historic district double, 2BR/1BA each, $250,000. Sharron Baudier, 504-339-6932. Keller Williams New Orleans, 504-862-0100. Each office independently owned & operated.

Condo, 1550 2ND ST. #2E

1/1, Lg Liv/Din rm, rooftop patio. Bldg faces St. Charles. $$169,000. Judy Phillips, Latter & Blum, ERA powered, independently owned & operated. 985-641-1000, 504-669-4969 (cell)

CORPORATE RENTALS LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT

3 BR, 3 BA Greek Revival. Totally renovated. Completely furnished incl linens. $250/day (10 day minimum) or $3000/mo. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.

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

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504491-1591.

NEW ORLEANS RIVERFRONT

2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.

COMMERCIAL RENTALS

GARDEN DISTRICT

1, 2, 3 & 4 ROOM OFFICES STARTING AT $495 INCLUDING UTILITIES

CALL 899-RENT 1014 HARMONY

OFF MAGAZINE. COMMERCIAL. $1850 PER MONTH. Call (504) 895-6394 or (504) 289-9977.

Kenner Warehouse & Office

6420 sq ft warehouse with office 20 x 60 ft fenced yd 625 Maria. Nr airport. 1 yr lease. $1850/mo. 504-421-3135, jaymclellan@cox.net.

1706 Jackson Ave. Over 6000 sq ft, 10 BR, 7 BA, 3 stories. $590,000. Debbie Powell, 504-352-5956, Keller Williams, N.O. 504-862-0100. Each office independently owned & operated.

LOW PRICED OFFICE

Fabulous Deal on the Avenue!

MARRERO - WESTBANK

1750 St. Charles, #312. $199,900. 2/2 condo. 24 hr sec, fitness ctr, rooftop terr. Covered gar. Short sale, bring offer. Samara Poche, 504-319-6226. French Quarter Realty. 504-949-5400

Garden District 2 BR

Freshly painted condo in fab location. Priced to sell at $179,500. Gail Ruddock 504-897-6000. Gardner Realtors 504-891-6400

Unique Renovation, University

2 story with huge brick patio, Super large kitchen with granite & SS, 2/2 down & 3/1 up. $349,500. Eileen Wallen, 504-250-5656. Gardner Realtors 504-867-7575.

MISSISSIPPI

Central Met 2909 Division St. Approx 1385sf. $9/sf per yr + electric. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty, 504-5815005. ekramer@corp-realty.com 2273 Barataria Blvd. 900 sq ft office + half bath. 2 rms, prof’l mgmt. Easy free parking. Desks avail. $800/month. 781-608-6115

HARAHAN/RIVER RIDGE FABULOUS RENOV 4BR/2BA

Quiet cul-de-sac, walk to levee, new hdwd/ceramic floors, surround snd, recess lighting, sec sys, great backyd & deck for entertaining. Pets OK. Lse. $1600/mo Sylvia 504-415-6501

KENNER 3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE

O/S prkng, wtr paid, all kit appls, priv yard, conv. location, cable ready, Pets ok. $950/mo. 504-913-4803.

METROWIDE APTS

1, 2 & 3 BDRM apt homes $530 $3000+. Free wifi incl. Free I Pad w/any rental! (504) 304-HOUSe (4687) www.BrunoInc.com

METAIRIE

ESPLANADE RIDGE 1 BEDROOM

Living room, kit & bath, private balcony, gated. Water included & laundry facilities on property. Gated. $850/mo + dep. Call (504) 615-1716.

LAKEFRONT

3008 DELACHAISE

LARGE ATTRACTIVE APT

2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/swimming pool, quiet neighborhood. $850/mo. 504-4956044 or 504-756-7347

1208 N. GAYOSO

1 MONTH FREE RENT!

Modern 1 BR Apt. $775/mo incl free wifi & assigned pkg. 1 yr lease. $400 sec dep & rental application. 2325 Pasadena Ave. (nr Clearview & I-10). 504-366-7374 or 781-608-6115.

212 SEVERN AVE

1bdrm, newly renovated. Water paid. No pets/No mmokers. $585/mo. Call (504) 887-1814.

4529 Carthage, Great Loc

1 blk to JCC, 2 blks to Lake. In ‘06 new kit appls, flr, cabnts & tops, 4bd 2.5ba, 2 car gar, 2628 sq ft. $359K. Property New Orleans LLC. Patrick Tucker, 504-908-6364

Upper 2 BR, LR, DR, 1 BA, KIT, wood/ ceramic flrs, high ceilings, cen a/h, w/d hkups, no pets. $1050 mo. 432-7955.

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 941 ROYAL

2 BR, 1 BA, $1500/Mo. ALSO 1 br loft , 1ba, $1250/mo. All fully furn, pool, w/d onsite, shared balc, elevator, no pets. 504-236-5757, 236-7060. FQRental.com

IRISH CHANNEL 2505 CONSTANCE

719 VETS - CASH COW

$189K Immediate cash flow, $2800/mo rent. 4 Plex or 5 Plex. Call Andy Severino, 914-787-9513. Sharpe Realty, 504684-4448. neworleansrealestatenow.com

3 BR, 1 BA, liv rm, kit with refrig & stove, hardwood floors. Bath & kitchen ceramic tile. $850/mo. Call 504-495-0074.

A HIDDEN GEM

110 EGRET, LAKE VISTA

Near heart of Metairie, dead end street. 1 bdrm $625, wtr pd., Rsvd pkg, 1 car. No smoking/pet 504-7801706 orrislaneapts.com

FURNISHED 1 BRDM CONDO Great location, w/d, gated, nr Causeway & Veterans. $900/mo incls utils. Call 504-957-6456 or 504-838-9253

The Best Homes Palmetto Creek!

Come home to the finer things in life! Luxury 1 and 2 BR w/ x- large plans... Recessed lighting, gated, alarms, & more... Call now! 504.267.2153

OLD METAIRIE

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE

MID CITY 3 BR SPACIOUS HOUSE

1100 Crete St, Historic Bayou St John. Near restaurants. 2 story, 1.5ba, lg eat in kitchen, wood floors, c-a/h. $1200+dep. 504-587-7868

SMALL OFFICE SPACE

MID CITY - Offstreet parking for one vehicle. Separate entrance. Available Now. Contact Jane, (504) 482-5292

UNIVERSITY AREA Spacious & Bright, 1 br, 1 ba, living rm, , dining rm, furnished kitchen with washer & dryer. Secure. Dep + lease. 504-865-7815

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1913 7th St. 1 BR $475

Redone & All New. Water Paid. Deposit $475. Credit & employment checked. Downing Realty, 504-813-3086

6233 CATINA

2 BEDROOM APT

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2511 S Carrollton Ave. 2/1 Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $825/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-450-7450.

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3BR, 2BA

Single family home. 8117 Apricot St. (off S. Carrollton Ave). Refrig, gas range, yd with slate patio. $1650/mo.. Call Suzanne (504) 342-2425

8416 OAK ST. CORPORATE

Elegant 2/2 condo, fully furn. gourmet kit, garden tub, pool, secure pkg. $2500. Joy Naylon, 504-616-7455 RE/ MAX Affiliates, 504-838-7629. Each office independent owned & operated.

FURN CORP. APT

Beautifully furn 1 BR/1.5 BA apt. w/ hdwd flrs, nice kit, lg patio, pool, pkng & laundry. Avail now! Maselli Properties, (504) 891-2420.

OLD NEW ORLEANS CHARM

3301 JEFFERSON AVE.

2 BR, DUPLEX. Walk to Pios School & City Park. All appliance. One offst parking. Small pets OK with deposit. $1100. 504-908-6751. 3/2, furn kit, w/d hkps, ca/h, carport w/storage in back alley. All renov’t. No pets, no smoking. $1200 + $1200 sec. dep. 1 yr lease, refs. 455-2674

3 BR, 1 BA, front porch, back yard, stove & refrig incl. W/D hkups, cent air/heat, hardwood flrs. $800/mo. Call Ann, de Montluzin investments, 504-895-1493, 504-430-8737.

1 Bedrm, Liv,kit/din area, 1ba, good closets, A/C, free laundry, parking, bike storage, wood fls, mini blinds $795 Clara owner/agent 858-5837

1 BR 1 BA Condo. Completely renovated, High ceil, hardwood flrs. 754 Louisiana, Close to Magazine & shopping. 700 sq ft, $1350/mo. Lease. 504-214-7215

St. Charles Ave. - Rent

1 bd, 1ba, gated cvrd park! Fab Cond. Storage! $1,300 504-579-4717. Middleton O’Malley - Keller Williams New Orleans. Each Agency Independently Owned & Operated

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Professional female seeks same to share large home. Very nice neighborhood. $150/week includes utilities. Call 504-881-0379

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1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ Liv.Rm, Sep Din, King Master, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799 . 504-236-5776

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ALGIERS POINT HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

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

CARROLLTON 60 NERON PLACE

Grt for prof/med student, 1 BR/1 BA LR, DR, Sitting Rm, furn kit, c-heat/ air units, c-fans, wd flrs, w/d avil, off st prkg, balcony, univ area. No smkrs/ pets. $1200/mo+1yr lse. 504-4602852

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 3324 DESOTO

Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. No pets. $850/ month + deposit. 504-494-0970

HOUSE & 1 ACRE

2 or 3 BRMS/1BA. House liveable but needs work. More acreage availe. 3 miles east of Magnolia & 100 miles from NO. $17,000. (601) 248-0888

HIDE-AWAY-LAKE

Move-in ready. On the Water. 3 BR, 2 BA, split level, boat launch, great backyard deck. $199,000. Call 504-887-4191

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