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MARDI GRAS! ..................................................32 Parade previews .................................................32 route maps ..........................................................44 The rex Bulletin ..................................................48 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide ........................25 Heart deco What’s In Store................................................51 Down the Hatch

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pinnacle of indulgence on Fat Tuesday with the processions of Zulu and Rex, parades in Gretna and Metairie, and costumes, costumes, costumes. Walking krewes converge on the French Quarter from all directions, including the Jefferson Buzzards from Uptown and the Society of St. Anne from Bywater. Parade information PAGE 32.

Toro Y Moi Tue. Feb. 5 | Chaz Bundick refuses to make the same album twice: 2011’s Underneath the Pine gave his wispy debut Causers of This a hard funk spine, and January splitter Anything in Return (Carpark) releases it in the club before collapsing on the couch. Wild Belle, Dog Bite and KG Accidental open at One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 64. Mice Parade Tue. Feb. 5 | Anagrammatically known as Mice Parade, percussionist Adam Pierce is even more creative with his drum kit, which he uses to splinter post-rock time signatures into Iberian-flavored, top-heavy fractions. His eighth album, Candela, arrived last week on FatCat Records. At Circle Bar. PAGE 64. Old 97’s Thu. Feb. 7 | Dallas, Texas’ Old 97’s were among the pioneers of the 1990s’ alt-country sound, along with DriveBy Truckers and Wilco predecessor Uncle Tupelo. The O’s open at Tipitina’s. PAGE 64.

Galactic Sat. & Mon. Feb. 9 & 11 | Galactic dug deep into Carnival traditions on its 2012 release Carvnivale Electricos. The band is joined by Living Colour frontman Corey Glover for these two shows. Fishbone opens Saturday, and Red Baraat opens Monday at Tipitina’s. PAGE 63. Zulu Lundi Gras Festival Mon. Feb. 11 | The Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club introduces its royalty and characters to the public in a festival including live music by Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys, Pinstripe Brass Band and others. At Woldenberg Park. PAGE 64. Rex arrives at Spanish Plaza Mon. Feb. 11 | Rex arrives at the Riverfront at 6 p.m. and is granted reign over the city on Fat Tuesday. He also greets King Zulu. Musical entertainment at Spanish Plaza includes Cowboy Mouth, Brass-A-Holics and the Topcats. Fireworks follow the ceremonies. PAGE 64.

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$25 sandwiches, -eaux suffix abuse, Homeland Security, Steve Gleason’s balls, Beyonce’s toothbrush and a party befitting a Kingfish Caligula.

held its annual “shakedown” the week  before its Jan. 19 parade. Members asked  businesses on the krewe’s  parade route to donate money,  and held a Shakedown Jam  concert two days before the  parade. The krewe raised  $25,000 in cash and pledges,  which will go to the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.

were chosen as fellows in the 2013 New  Science Teacher Academy held by the  National Science Teachers  Association (NSTA). The  group chose 244 teachers  for its fellowship program.  Banks teaches at John Ehret  High School and St. Julien  at Truman Middle School; both part of the  Jefferson Parish Public School district. 

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announced a $350,000 grant to the Team  Gleason House for Innovative Living, a  facility being built in the new St. Margaret’s  Skilled Nursing Residence in Mid-City.  Team Gleason House will provide care for people living with  neuromuscular disorders and  will allow patients with ALS  and MS to control their environment using eye-sensitive  technology. Team Gleason was founded by  former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason,  who was diagnosed with ALS in 2010.

The Brees Dream Foundation

awarded $1 million to New Orleans charities Jan. 30 for their work leading up to  Super Bowl XLVII. Five winning charities  received $25,000 apiece, while more  than 150 others received  grants ranging from $2,000 to  $20,000. Saints quarterback  Drew Brees and his wife Brittany partnered with Companies With a Mission (CWAM)  for the challenge. For a list of winning  charities, visit www.superservicechallenge.com. 

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The Talk, which had caused French Quarter fury on Monday,  regrouped on Tuesday with an appearance by WWL-TV anchor  Angela Hill, who brought the hosts gifts that probably puzzled  a national audience (a Muses shoe, a Zulu coconut, king cake  earrings).     It was only one of many shows during the week filmed at  “CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square,” which had been  transformed into a giant outdoor broadcast studio with shows  ranging from CBS sports broadcasts to The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer. The network’s nightly news was scheduled to be broadcast from  the square Friday and Saturday as well.     Promises that Jackson Square would remain open to the public proved technically true; the quadrant at Chartres and St. Ann  streets was the one place people didn’t need to pass through  CBS’ Checkpoint Charlies. It was one of the few concessions  to the French Quarter’s anti-Super Bowl takeover forces, which  had scored a victory Monday when U.S. District Court Judge  Kurt D. Engelhardt put his signature to a consent judgment  settling a First Amendment dispute between the city and the  American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana, ending a  strict ban on non-NFL-sanctioned signs, banners and flags in  the so-called Super Bowl “Clean Zone.”

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By Kevin Allman, Charles Maldonado  and Alex Woodward n Monday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu took the first ceremonial  ride on the new Loyola Avenue streetcar before rushing  down to the not-new-but-newly refurbished Ernest N.  Morial Convention Center. Landrieu was set to address members of  the national and international press about Super Bowl XLVII, which  was already beginning to make itself known in terms of traffic in the  CBD and French Quarter.     “This is bigger than Super Bowl. This is about the resurrection  of a city,” Landrieu told the press.     While Landrieu was speaking, the Wild West-style social  media site Reddit was hosting an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything)  online chat with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — Public  Enemy No. 1 for many in the Black and Gold Nation. The chat  was quickly crashed by disgruntled New Orleans Saints fans  expressing salty opinions about the commish. (Also in on the  bashing: outspoken Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.)     And while all this was happening, a photo was inciting outrage  in New Orleans’ social media rounds — a picture of the Andrew  Jackson statue in Jackson Square hung with a giant logo for the  CBS daytime yap show The Talk. (After calls to Landrieu’s office  and to CBS, the sign was removed and not replaced.)     Meanwhile, the Super Bowl was still six days away …

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small cluster of 610 Stompers similarly ignored the weather, clad in their traditional red satin jackets, terry-cloth headbands and mooseknuckle-revealing shorts. Passing tourists gave them puzzled looks and a wide berth. Private high-roller events with Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Stevie Wonder aside, the hot tickets in town were the completely unpublicized parties — a Monday night bash at James Carville and Mary Matalin’s Uptown house; Wednesday at the Windsor Court with Landrieu, Goodell, former commish Paul Tagliabue, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and other VIPs; and Thursday night’s NFL owners’ party in a massive tent in New Orleans City Park. But visiting press were treated to a fete of their own. On Tuesday, Jay Cicero, head of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, made it official: The city would be chasing the chance to hold the 2018 Super Bowl back in New Orleans. That night, the Super Bowl host committee fired the first volley in that campagin with a media party/bacchanal at Mardi Gras World that was half Orpheuscapade, half Hollywood premiere. The Roots of Music marching band escorted print and TV reporters from around the world — many of whom admitted they were still hung over from the night before — into Kern Studios’ vast warehouse, where dozens of volunteers were waiting to bedeck them with beads bearing the host committee logo. The walls were lined with Kern’s most colorful floats, all blinking and flashing at maximum gaudy brightness, while female aerialists dangled from the ceiling. Forty-seven food booths were set up along the party’s perimeter — from Borgne and Root to Parkway Bakery and Acme Oyster House — while Louisiana musicians played on six different stages (Tab Benoit and Amanda Shaw’s duet on “Hot Tamale Baby” had dozens of cameraphones out). There was a chef demonstration by Tenney Flynn of GW Fins. Members of the New Orleans tech community showed off their wares in a room throbbing with local bounce. Bartenders poured top-shelf liquor under structures decorated with giant glass skulls advertising Dan Aykroyd’s celebrity-soaked vodka (Aykroyd himself, in AARP Blues Brother mode, jumped on stage to accompany Big Sam’s Funky Nation). If you didn’t want to belly up to the enormous raw bar with half a dozen poker-faced shuckers laying out Louisiana oysters, there was always the premium cigar lounge overlooking the Mississippi River, or a late-night cruise on the Creole Queen. And then there was politico-celebrity spotting: Landrieu hustled through the crowd, shaking hands but making no speeches. City Councilwomen LaToya Cantrell and Kristin Gisleson Palmer were there, as were Jefferson Parish President John Young and host committee VIPs Carville and Matalin (who had just been let go from CNN that morning). At one point on the dock, while Tryptophunk wailed and the Saintsations were posing for photographs with their arms around sweaty, rumpled press guys, Carville was deep in conversation with River Birch trash magnate Fred Heebe. The out-of-town press was suitably stunned; the event was Super Bowl and Mardi Gras combined, fit for a Kingfish Caligula. The Super Bowl Committee estimated more than 5,000 reporters arrived in New Orleans to cover Super Bowl XLVII. Massive coach buses unloaded them all, seemingly, into the Superdome for Media Day on Tuesday, a day which eventually blurred together into a surreal melange (in one case, literally surreal; a local reporter who remained anonymous dropped acid before covering Media Day and wrote about it for Vice magazine). Fans filled the lower bowl sideline to watch the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens host Q&A sessions with reporters on the Astroturf. Attendees could listen in to every interview stage using free ear-clip radios. Media Day typically serves as a grande bouffe of story angles — player backgrounds and personal stories, what’s on their minds before the game, perhaps their relationship to the host city, or entire stories built around a minute’s worth of quotes from a star player. Players sat back for an hour to wax philosophic on football, reflect on the season, answer boring questions or repeat answers to repeated questions, and get a little loose in a pre-game, stress-free interview


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setting — and some walk around and goof on- and off-camera with the media. Comedian and CBS correspondent Mo Rocca made 49ers tight end Vernon Davis look at fabric swatches and Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones recite Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Ravens safety Ed Reed, who played for Destrehan High School, and Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones, who graduated from Marion Abramson High School, made Media Day a sort of homecoming. Reporters also got a glimpse of the big game’s snack bar menu, including chicken sauce piquante ($12) and a $25 sandwich made not of gold ingots, but prime rib — which made the Dome’s usual exorbitant tariff on a cup of light beer seem reasonable. But last week’s big story lead was Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is never far from intriguing headlines, on whether he used “deer antler spray” (or an ingredient used in it) to recover from an injury. Meanwhile, Ravens center Matt Birk confirmed his muchpublicized stand against gay marriage: “I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman,” and attributed his views to his Catholic background. (Conversely, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo planned to use the Super Bowl to boost his pro-gay marriage and anti-bullying views to the public.) But it was 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver who made new anti-gay remarks — that’s the San Francisco 49ers — and the team returned with an apology it attributed to Culliver: “The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel.” Eloquent, if incomprehensible. Less than 24 hours later, Culliver took to Twitter to add women to the list of his problems: “Boy I wake up to a mean txt females in general just be — well let me just say they be on there PERIOD!!”

During a Wednesday afternoon press conference at the Convention Center, NFL vice president and chief security officer Jeffrey Miller — flanked by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas and others — told the press “This week, there is no safer place to be than the city of New Orleans.” (It’s likely he referred to terrorist activity. As far as safety went, the city had a murder a day Monday through Thursday last week, though none of the victims were Super Bowl visitors.) In another wing of the Convention Center, the talk was more about safeties than safety. Doors opened on the NFL Experience, a 850,000-square-foot heavily corporate-endorsed-and-branded football Disney World, a sort of pop-up theme park for Pop Warner kids and giddy grown-up football nerds. Escorted by Louisiana State Police, former Saint Deuce McCallister and his gloved hands carried the Vince Lombardi Trophy down a red carpet to its glass-cased throne under a massive portrait of itself. St. Augustine High School’s Marching 100 accompanied Deuce, making a grand entrance that thrilled Who Dats and confused anyone not wearing black and gold. Inside the Experience, visitors gawked at glass-encased Super Bowl rings and football paraphernalia, played on kid- and adultsized playgrounds, attempted to kick field goals, and ate Tostitos Scoops (slogan: “We Kneaux How to Party!”) and endless peanut M&Ms from oil-drum-size candy barrels. And then there was the most widely attended press conference of the week: the appearance of pop star Beyonce, who would provide halftime entertainment during the game. (The pre-game national

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The best soundbite of the week was delivered by former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, whose struggle with ALS has been well-documented since he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. At a press conference to announce his new Team Gleason House for Innovative Living, a residential facility for ALS patients, Gleason — whose neuromuscular system has degenerated to the point where he now speaks mostly with the aid of a computer — was asked by a reporter what was most “humbling” about having ALS. “What is most humbling, you ask?” Gleason replied. “To be honest: Having someone else wash my balls.” Smiling, he added, “Anything else?”

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Goodell came to New Orleans well aware of the “Go to Hell Goodell” and “Do Not Serve This Man” signs around town. Then there was the Krewe du Vieux float picturing Goodell being eaten by a giant vagina — the guy had a rough couple of weeks, though he was feted at more than one private function. A Twitter account had even been set up, urging locals to “photobomb” the commissioner — no, not with Molotov cocktails and cameras, but by popping up behind him during public events and making their displeasure known via T-shirts and gestures. On Friday, though, Goodell had nothing but kind things to say about the city, but also about Saints fans. “I couldn’t feel more welcome here. ... I had a float in a Mardi Gras parade,” he joked. “I’m serious — people here have been incredible. I understand a fan’s loyalty is to the team. They had no part in this. They were completely innocent in this. I appreciate the passion. I saw it for myself when we were down here for Katrina. It’s clear that’s what they’re all about.” But Goodell stood his ground on the Bountygate decisions. “There is no question there was a bounty program in place for three years,” he said. “That’s bad for the players, the game, and I think the message is incredibly clear, and I don’t believe bounties are going to be part of football moving forward.” Asked whether he had any regrets about the decision and penalties, Goodell said he regrets that the entire league isn’t “recognizing that this is a collective responsibility” to ensure bounties are out of the game. “We all share this responsibility, and that’s what I regret, that I wasn’t able to make that point clearly enough with the union and others,” he told assembled sports reporters. “But that is something that we’re going to be incredibly relentless on.” There was no word as to the color of his toothbrush.

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anthem would be left to Alicia Keys, while Jennifer Hudson and 26 students from the Sandy Hook Elementary Choir of Newtown, Conn. would be responsible for “America the Beautiful.”) Beyonce stepped onstage in a skintight cream-colored mini dress as an American flag graphic waved on the stage-sized screen behind her. Flashbulbs and cameraphones strobed. “Would you guys mind standing?” She launched into a flawless, a cappella rendition of “The StarSpangled Banner,” ending with, “Any questions?” (Within minutes, the celebrity website TMZ had footage of the performance with the headline “BEYONCE Sings National Anthem LIVE SUCK IT, HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!”) Her vocals vaporized any questions about her performance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, during which she performed the national anthem with a pre-recorded vocal track. Her first question of the day, though, was about that performance (the last was about the color of her toothbrush). “I am a perfectionist,” Beyonce said. “I practice until my feet bleed.” It’s not that she couldn’t perform to her standard at the inauguration, she just didn’t want to risk it, having not rehearsed with the band and fearing weather or other delays. “It was about the president, and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along to my pre-recorded track — which is very common in the music industry, and I’m very proud of my performance.” Beyonce also clarified that she would “absolutely be singing live” at the Super Bowl. “This is what I was born to do,” she said. She also didn’t dispel rumors of a Destiny’s Child reunion. Her former group just released Love Songs, along with a new single, “Nuclear.” When asked whether bandmates Kelly Rowland or Michelle Williams (or Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z) would make an appearance, Beyonce said, “I don’t know” with a big grin. “When I was driving up and saw the Superdome I got chills,” Beyonce told reporters. “My family is from New Iberia, so it really makes me emotional to have a halftime performance — I think of all my heroes. ... When I got into the Superdome, I took my shoes off and planted my feet into the ground, and I just ran.” And for those who doubted her, Beyonce had five words: “I love haters. No hate.”

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scuttlebutt Quotes of the week Jindal whiplash edition “The first concept i want to talk about is simply this: America is not the federal government. Take a minute to let that thought sink in — America is not the federal government. we believe solving problems closer to home should always be our first, not last, option.” — Gov. Bobby Jindal, opening his speech to the Republican National Committee Jan. 24. “i am writing to officially request that you declare a commercial fishery failure and enact the disaster declaration clauses in the Magnuson-stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This will allow our impacted fishermen, fishing communities and biologic resources to be restored.” — Jindal, in a letter the same week to U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank. Enacting the disaster declaration would make Louisiana eligible for federal grant handouts and Small Business Administration relief after a smaller-thanexpected fishing harvest in the months following Hurricane Isaac.

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consent withdrawn City says ‘no’ to peRRiConenegotiated deal with doJ The New Orleans City Attorney’s Office filed a motion Jan. 31 to void the federal consent decree regarding the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), citing alleged misconduct by the U.s. Department of Justice (DOJ) in negotiating and finalizing the agreement. The motion was filed late in the afternoon, barely making the deadline U.s. District Court Judge Susie Morgan set when she signed the decree on Jan. 11. in its complaint, the city faulted the feds for their use of disgraced former Assistant U.s. Attorney Sal Perricone as a “point person” in consent decree negotiations. The city’s position is that Perricone acted in bad faith and with an ulterior motive — namely, that Perricone wanted NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas’ job. A submitted exhibit, described as a 2010 list of resumes for the job, includes Perricone’s name. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a strong proponent of the 492-point consent decree when it was unveiled last summer, changed course in recent months, citing the $55 million cost of implementation on top of expected costs associated with the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) consent decree, which was preliminarily approved by Judge Lance Africk on Jan. 22. The city indicated it would file a motion for relief when Morgan approved it last month. in addition, the city now claims DOJ failed to disclose the expected costs of the OPP consent decree, which it was negotiating simultaneously. Landrieu’s office declined to comment on the motion, saying it spoke for itself. — CHARLes MALDONADO

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poorest residents pay comparatively high state and local taxes as a percent of income. Louisiana’s poor pay an average of 10.6 percent of their income in taxes, more than twice the 4.6 percent share for the Louisianans in the top 1 percent — due in large part to combined local and state sales taxes, according to iTeP. The iTeP study Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States comes as Louisiana’s political leaders ponder a major tax code overhaul Gov. Bobby Jindal floated last month. Jindal has called for eliminating personal income and corporate taxes and replacing that revenue with increased sales taxes, already the thirdhighest in the country. The report’s findings suggest Jindal’s plan could mean significantly higher taxes on the poor. Four of the states on the list don’t have personal income taxes — one of Jindal’s main goals. Tennessee, another state on the most regressive list, collects taxes on interest and dividends from investments but not regular income. The governor’s office has pledged to take measures to mitigate the impact of any sales tax increase for the poor. The state Legislature will convene April 8, but Jindal has yet to release the details of his plan. — CHARLes MALDONADO

‘Adopt a cop’ feeding CaRniVal offiCeRs Local businesses and neighborhood associations, led by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust, are raising money to give a morning boost to New Orleans cops during Mardi Gras season. The program is called “Adopt A Cop Mardi Gras Breakfast” and, well, the name is pretty self-explanatory. Businesses and individuals can contribute as little as $5 toward coupons that will be used to provide hearty breakfasts to local cops on the mornings that they are called upon to work extremely long hours — most of them on their feet — during Carnival. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust officer Nancy Lytle launched the program after Hurricane Katrina for cops in NOPD’s Third District (Lakeview and Gentilly). it expanded to other districts, and this year will help cops in special NOPD divisions as well as in the districts. it includes morning meals in district stations as well as tailgates along parade routes on sunday (“Bacchus Day”) and on Mardi Gras. volunteers do the cooking. “The officers are on their feet all day, year after year, with very few breaks — rain, shine, cold, windy — and they work several straight days like this,” Lytle tells Gambit. “This program gives everyone an opportunity, for a nominal donation, to say ‘Thanks’ to the officers.” Coupons are available at all Gulf Coast Bank & Trust locations and at local businesses. Lists of participating businesses are available at district stations. For more information, call (504) 539-7281 or email nancylytle@gulfbank. com. — CLANCy DUBOs

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ardi Gras was put on hold for a while last week while New Orleans (and the rest of the world) focused on the Super Bowl, but it takes more than the NFL’s biggest event to derail Carnival. More than 20 parades are scheduled to hit city streets between now and Fat Tuesday, and there’s something for everyone, whether your taste runs to pageantry or creativity, major spectacles or charming homemade processions. (See Rex Duke’s Carnival preview, page 32.) Judging from the throngs that came out for the first weekend of parades, this year’s Mardi Gras promises to be huge and festive. As we do every year, we offer our thoughts on how to keep Mardi Gras fun and safe. Judging from the response to our recent story about the proliferation of ladders and other paraphernalia on parade routes (“Ladder control problem,” Jan. 22), locals perceive a growing lack of courtesy at parades — much of it borne by people who become territorial over public space. A little common sense goes a long way here. If someone has spent hours waiting to see a parade, he or she deserves a better spot than someone who came along just when the floats began to roll. On the other hand, many of our readers who grew up with Mardi Gras are perturbed about the increase in sofas, tents, staked-off spots and other attempts to hog space. (Don’t even think about using spray paint on grass.) That neutral ground belongs to everyone. People are not only going to walk through “your space” — they have a right to do so. Calm down. Smile. It’s Mardi Gras. As for ladders, there’s a law: They must be as far back from the street as they are tall. That’s not an arbitrary rule; the law came about after a child fell off a ladder into the street and died. Besides, “walls” of ladders directly on the street block the view of everyone behind them — and they’re obnoxious. Your child will still catch plenty of beads on top of a ladder set 6 feet back from the curb. The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), as always, is out in force during Mardi Gras parades (Chief Ronal Serpas says his officers confiscated guns during the first weekend), and cops’ primary objective is safety. Though it’s probably unrealistic for cops to enforce every Carnival-related camping ordinance, we like the idea that one reader suggested: Have NOPD officers walk down the block before the parade arrives and politely tell people with ladders to move back. One warning should be all it takes. Speaking of police: Theirs is the

toughest job of all during Mardi Gras. Still, the vast majority of officers are great when it comes to crowd control and tolerating harmless fun — all while working long, exhausting shifts. They have no patience, however, for fools who think Carnival is a pass to break the law. Urinating on a building is guaranteed to get you arrested (cops rightly consider it disrespectful to their city, in fact). Same goes for the use of any illegal substances, as well as “flashing” — no, it���s not legal, though police may look the other way. The best rule of thumb during Mardi Gras is to do whatever a cop asks you to do — without argument. If another member of your party should run afoul of the law, don’t attempt to intervene. He or she will need someone on the outside to negotiate a release. Just don’t count on it happening too quickly. Those masked riders on the floats? Many of

You will still catch plenty of beads on top of a ladder set 6 feet back from the curb. the city’s attorneys and judges are among them. Court schedules are slow during the weekend before Fat Tuesday. Behave accordingly. Other tips borne of experience: Don’t squabble over beads; most are cheap plastic. Don’t pick up beads from the ground without stepping on them first, or it may be your hand that gets stepped on. Hydrate: one bottle of water between each alcoholic drink is a good rule. Food is a necessity if you want to keep going all day and/or all night. While you’re in a restaurant or club, make sure every member of your party uses the bathroom before leaving, so you won’t get caught on the street with no place to “go.” Above all, have fun. The vast majority of Carnival revelers get through the season with nothing worse than a hangover. Follow our simple tips and you’ll be among them. Have a wonderful Mardi Gras — and we’ll see you on the streets.


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A gathering of old friends than a place where our Saints played football. It was a place where all New Orleanians, black and white, young and old, came together to celebrate, to play, to dream. In many ways, the Superdome is our community center.” Blanco described her reaction to seeing the Dome’s roof torn off after the storm: “I just thought, ‘We have to do something so that that is not the permanent memory of that great building.’ We needed to turn a symbol of despair into a symbol of victory. … We needed to look past today’s misery to see tomorrow’s good.” Blanco and Thornton had no choice. Then-commissioner Tagliabue guaranteed the governor that the Saints would not leave New Orleans — but only if the Dome was ready in September 2006. Tagliabue’s protege, Goodell, was his point man on the project. The first time Goodell saw the area around the Superdome he told Thornton, “It’s not as bad as I thought it would be.” Thornton wondered if they were looking at the same building. “I told Roger we might not have carpets in all the suites, and we might not have all the bathrooms working, but we thought we could get the Dome basically ready,” Thornton recalled. “He told me, ‘Doug, just give me some turf and make sure the fans are safe, and I’ll make sure we play football there.’” Both men kept their promises, and then some. Tagliabue called the Dome’s completion “the ultimate Hail Mary.” He added that one of the main reasons why it got done was that “nobody cared who got the credit.” Following his mentor to the mic, a now-relaxed Goodell joked that the dinner “might be the only invitation I get all week.” He then praised New Orleans for its “triumph of the spirit,” saying, “You inspired a nation. You taught us all how to deal with adversity and tragedy.” Saints fans who are still smarting from the bounty scandal should focus instead on how Goodell and Tagliabue stood by the city after Katrina. Their faith in New Orleans kept the Saints here. We owe them a debt of thanks for treating us, in Thornton’s words, like family.

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oger Goodell looked a tad uneasy as he stepped off the elevator onto the 23rd floor of the Windsor Court Hotel last Wednesday evening. Every eye in the room turned immediately toward him. Superdome CEO Doug Thornton shook the commissioner’s hand and reassured him, “You’re with family here, Roger.” Goodell could be forgiven a little apprehension. Just about everyone in the room was a New Orleanian and a Saints fan. But this event was not about the Saints or bountygate. Nor was it a traditional pre-Super Bowl dinner. It was instead a gathering of old friends, some of whom came to know one another in the fateful days after Hurricane Katrina, to celebrate the dramatic — miraculous would not be too strong a word — post-Katrina reconstruction of the Superdome. Without that miracle, there would have been no Super Bowl in New Orleans this year. Last Wednesday’s reception and dinner, hosted by SMG (the management company that runs the Superdome) and the Saints, was a sincere “thank you” to those who made the miracle happen, starting with Goodell and former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Other honorees included Saints owner Tom Benson, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, local business leaders, and the contractors, architects and engineers who collectively made it possible for the Saints to play that memorable Monday night game in the Dome against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 25, 2006. “The biggest sports story in New Orleans history was not the Saints winning the Super Bowl,” said Thornton. “It was that Monday night game, that blocked punt by Steve Gleason, that inspired our city and the rest of the nation. It proved that in New Orleans, anything was possible.” A lot of things had to go right to get to that point. Initial estimates pegged the timetable for repairing the Superdome at two years. Thornton and the contractors got it done in nine months. It began with a decision by Blanco. “She did not hesitate,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who was then lieutenant governor. “She recognized that the Superdome was much more

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The historic BeauregardKeyes House in the French Quarter is named in part for its famous resident, Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. The rest of the name commemorates a later resident, author Frances Parkinson Keyes.

Dear Nuncio, Confederate Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, commonly known as P.G.T. Beauregard, did live at 1113 Chartres St. in the French Quarter, and in 1909 the house was the scene of a triple murder, as well as an attempted murder. Beauregard lived there with his large extended family for about two-and-a-half years after the Civil War ended. He rented the house from Dominique Lanata, a prosperous businessman. The mansion was almost new when the Beauregards rented it, and it was considered one of the finest private residences in New Orleans. Today it is known as the BeauregardKeyes House and is open for tours and private events. In 1909, the mansion was occupied by Pietro Giacona, a wine merchant who was born in Palermo, Sicily. His family often sat in rocking chairs on the large gallery of the house to catch the breezes, and the gallery was well-lighted so they could see into the street. On the evening of Sept. 9, 1909, a horse-drawn wagon — one side screened with canvas — approached the house. The Giaconas already had gone inside and turned off the lights, but the armed men inside the wagon thought they saw figures in the chairs. They opened fire and bullets struck against the house and the big front door. Giacona grabbed a rifle he kept nearby and his son Corrado, who later became New Orleans’ first Mafia crime boss, armed himself as well. Another relative joined them inside the house, where they planned to repel any invasion.

The wagon raced away, and when it reached St. Anthony Street, witnesses reported seeing a wheel break off and three men jump out of the wagon and run. Police were notified, and officers from the Jackson Square Police Station rushed to the scene. They soon discovered that a man named Jack Maluso or Varuso had recently purchased the wagon. They also learned that two of the men inside were named Joe, and one of them was the brother-in-law of a man allegedly killed by the Giaconas the previous year. It appeared the “drive-by” shooting was revenge for the earlier death. In June 1908, newspapers were full of stories about the slaying of three men by Pietro and Corrado Giacona and Pietro Bellonde. Opinions differed widely on the facts of the case. Some people contended the Giaconas were justified in their actions, but others said the victims — Giovani Baracca, his brother Antonio and Giuseppe Luchessi — had been lured to the Giacona’s Chartres Street home for a banquet and then were murdered. A fourth man — Francisco Vittali — was wounded. Giacona’s lawyer said the victims had attempted to blackmail Giacona. Bellonde was released for lack of evidence, but Giacona and his son were ordered to stand trial in Criminal District Court. Giacona testified he was being blackmailed and that the men had come to his house to extort money. The victims fired first, he said, and it turned into a shootout. No one was convicted.

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the tails and suck the heads of crawfish. The committee also enlisted some of the city’s top chefs to construct a 47-foot-long po-boy. The media party at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World was a taste-of-the-town event with dozens of New Orleans chefs offering their signature dishes, several stages of live local music — and lots of Mardi Gras floats. The Super Bowl is truly an EVENT, and some officials project its economic impact to be $439 million. Local companies have refurbished hotels, constructed sets, worked on beautification projects and provided food, beverages and manpower. Gambit showcased local businesses with a pub crawl through the Warehouse District for out-of-town media. New Orleans has hosted 10 Super Bowls, and it’s amazing to see how much the event grows from one Superdome Super Bowl to the next. The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, instrumental in getting the championship here, will get a brief respite before it gets to work on a proposal to host the 2018 Super Bowl. It will be presented to NFL owners in May 2014. The Super Bowl and all the activities that surround it can’t take place without countless hours of work by a range of local officials, residents — even you, the reader. We should all be proud of what the city presented to the world last week. Sure, the Super Bowl is about a football championship, but it’s also about much more. For seven straight days the world watched New Orleans, learning about our struggles and triumphs, as well as the challenges that still lay ahead. They also saw firsthand the city’s resiliency and joie de vivre that gets us through trying times. It’s about love. Out-of-towners no doubt will tell tales of full bellies and hangovers, but more important, their coverage will show the world our beautiful city and how lucky we are to call Louisiana home.

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ake a bow, New Orleans. You deserve it. The eyes of the world were on the Big Easy for a solid seven days, highlighting the area’s unique culture and way of life. Super Bowl XLVII once again showed why the Crescent City is beloved globally. It hasn’t been easy for locals the past few weeks. We all have traffic stories and tales of inconvenience stemming from the city’s sprint to finish the new streetcar line on Loyola Avenue and put the finishing touches on new lighting, street paving and beautification projects. The truth is the city has never looked better. Louis Armstrong airport is the first stop for many out-of-town guests. As someone who uses the airport frequently, I can attest that the renovations, such as the new rental car garage, not only are welcome enhancements but also were badly needed. The baggage claim area no longer looks like a dungeon; it’s been brightened with stateof-the-art LED lighting and new carpeting. Concourses also have been improved with landscaping, new furnishings and new places to grab a bite. Downtown, Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue have gotten facelifts, including the Loyola streetcar, which passes in front of the year-old Hyatt Regency New Orleans that last week served as headquarters to the NFL. CBS and ESPN set up broadcast compounds in the French Quarter, taking care to design sets and signage that looked at home in the Vieux Carre. Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River resembled a mini French Quarter Festival with stages featuring four days of local music — for free. More than 5,000 media members from around the globe obtained credentials for the Super Bowl, and the media center at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center seemed like a United Nations meeting. I broadcasted from Radio Row in Hall H during the week and saw journalists from all over the world appearing to love every minute of being in the city. The Super Bowl Host Committee’s plans proved successful as countless volunteers provided visitors with daily samples of jambalaya, gumbo and king cake — and even taught a few how to pinch

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be a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. When she was rejected, she went to a Weight Watchers office. “I lost 50 pounds from August 2010 to February 2011, at which time the producers called and asked if I was still interested,” she says. Though Griffin found out she needed a second knee replacement, she pushed through the pain during the show’s grueling eight- to nine-hour workouts. Cortisone injections, a leg brace and post-workout ice treatments helped her last for nine weeks, during which time she lost 77 pounds. When she left, her first phone call was to Meyer to schedule knee replacement surgery. “My rehab was 100 percent better than the first go-round, because I was 130 pounds lighter [and had more] muscle mass,” Griffin says. Meyer recommends knee replacement surgery for patients whose osteoarthritis is not responding to therapeutic exercise, steroid injections and medications —though he adds all patients should exercise and be at a healthy weight. Knee replacement surgery patients experience smoother recoveries and can participate in physical therapy at higher levels if they are in shape prior to the surgery. For all patients, exercise can be as beneficial as medicine in treating osteoarthritis, Quinet says. “Exercise is as therapeutic as any drug therapy,” Quinet says. “Injections of the knee with cortisol steroids

1. Whether you’ve had surgery or not, one of the best exercises is use of a stationary bike. It’s a great way to strengthen your lower extremities, especially the quadriceps muscle, while avoiding pounding your joints. If you’re having lower back pain, the recumbent bike is a good alternative to an upright bike. The intensity of the exercise can be varied by changing the resistance on the bike, which promotes strength and conditioning. An elliptical trainer is also recommended for my hip and knee patients. 2. Swimming promotes both flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. Swimming will provide some degree of strengthening and helps to maintain range of motion of the joints. 3. Weight training is important for all patients. Improved muscle strength around joints helps to stabilize the joint and alleviate pain. This is important in osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Strength training also helps to reduce the incidence of falls and subsequent fractures. Straight leg raises and isometric quad sets are helpful. 4. Warm up properly before exercise. This may include some stretching and light activities. Consider using moist heat on a sore extremity before exercise and ice immediately after the exercise. The ice helps to reduce acute pain and inflammation. 5. Reduce weight. Combine diet and exercise to achieve optimum goals. The force across your hips and knees is about two to three times one’s body weight. Generally, stay active and don’t slow down. Finally, if there are specific questions regarding a particular activity or exercise after a total joint replacement, it’s best to check with an orthopedic surgeon.

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t’s said nothing is certain except death and taxes. However, orthopedic surgeons point out that life offers a third certainty: arthritis. “If you live long enough, everyone gets arthritis,” says Dr. Richard Meyer, an orthopedic surgeon at Touro Infirmary. “There is no way to prevent it, but you can make it less symptomatic by exercising and keeping your weight down.” Osteoarthritis is a disease of wear and tear: the cartilage tissue, which serves as a cushion between the bones, wears away with time. “If there’s previous damage or simply overuse over many years — for example, someone who has jogged or does a lot of squatting or kneeling — the smooth cartilage becomes irregular,” says Dr. Robert Quinet, a rheumatologist at Ochsner Medical Center. Meyer likens the process to the rubber on a car’s tires wearing down. In addition to damage or overuse of the joint, genetics and weight are factors in osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. People who are overweight are more likely to have osteoarthritis. They’re also likely to experience pain because of it when they exercise. “Some patients have the tendency to avoid (exercise) because of the pain issue,” Quinet says. “They don’t recognize (exercise) ultimately will be therapeutic.” Bonnie Barbay Griffin, a 64-year-old resident of Picayune, Miss., struggled with pain when she would attempt to work out. “When you have pain like that in your joints, it is excruciating,” she says. “I did not like to get out in the street and walk because my leg always bothered me.” However, Griffin admits that for a long time, she used the pain as an excuse not to exercise. Griffin was doubly at risk for the disease: Her mother had osteoarthritis in the knees, and Griffin had struggled with her weight her whole adult life. When Griffin was in her 50s, she began having problems with her knees. Her husband died in 2007, after an eight-year struggle with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. Griffin’s weight increased, which exacerbated her osteoarthritis by placing additional stress on her joints. “From (his diagnosis) until he passed away, it really wasn’t about me, so I ignored what was going on in my body and gained more weight because of the stress,” Griffin says. “One year after Daryl died, I realized I couldn’t stand the pain. The scale was going higher and higher, and the weight wasn’t helping my left knee. It was bone on bone.” Meyer performed a total knee replacement on Griffin in 2008. In 2010, weighing 304 pounds, she applied to

or hyaluronic acid derivatives — the benefits in terms of pain relief and functionability are actually no better than regular exercise.” Exercise reduces weight that stresses the joints and stabilizes the joints by strengthening the muscles around them. Patients who experience pain when exercising can take acetaminophen, naproxen or ibuprofen, Quinet says. They may find some comfort in the fact that, with regular exercise, the soft tissue stiffness will lessen. “Some of the pain is due to the soft tissue’s inactivity,” Quinet says. “They have to persist, and eventually the pain will diminish.” Griffin completed a Down syndrome awareness fundraiser walk with her grandson, who has Down syndrome, three weeks after her surgery. She is now walking three to four miles a day in preparation for the Crescent City Classic. It will be her second time participating in the race. “Neighborhood people come with me. It’s going to be awesome,” Griffin says. “My story when I was on the show was I didn’t have to win, but I did have to complete it. If I finish what I start, that’s the most important thing.”

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ginger, garlic and onion, but otherwise the rice-andlegume-heavy menu feels like New Orleans fusion. Cajun and Creole cooks will find themselves quite comfortable with African cooking. The cuisines are similar, sharing a heavy reliance on ingredients like okra and tomatoes and the technique of using starches to stretch a meal. Coconut and ginger flavors are the main departure: Tambajang’s famed jama-jama is sauteed spinach with touches of ginger that American palates don’t expect. Her rice is flavored with coconut and accented with greens and vegetables. Variety, heritage and a wealth of international influences in African cuisines means health-conscious chefs hit the sweet spot where novelty, nutrition and flavor intersect. The dishes stand on their own, yet meld with Middle Eastern, French and Indian cuisines effortlessly, begging for creative, nutritious combinations. Jane Francis, a musician, spent four months in Eritrea in East Africa. Francis ate a diet of lentils, tomato sauces, lamb and injera, a flatbread made with highprotein teff flour. “I was never so healthy, I don’t think, (as when) I was in Africa,” Francis says. “’Organic’ as a term doesn’t exist because that’s just what they do.” Both Nile and Cafe Abyssinia Uptown serve traditional Ethiopian cuisine, which often features various stews served atop injera bread (which doubles as a utensil) and tends to rely heavily on clarified butter. For this recipe, I created a variation on berbere seasoning, a common spice mixture in Ethiopian cooking that can stand in for blackening seasoning or curry powder. You can easily use it as a spice rub, the basis of a marinade with olive oil, a dipping sauce for vegetables or a finishing sauce for lean meats.

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bracelets, jester hats, LED streetcars, LED Babylon crests, doubloons, theme cups Babylon announces its theme and queen the day of the parade, and the krewe welcomes the Guggenmusick Kamikaze band from Switzerland to the procession.

6:30 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 15 Number One: secret Floats: decks of cards depicting floats, individual float cups, lightup beads, knight and crest blinkies, plush shields and swords, light up swords

The Knights of Chaos follow the Carnival tradition of not announcing the theme until parade time, but its 15 wagon wheel floats typically illustrate a satirical take on timely subjects.

Muses 6:30 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 26 Floats: silver-metallic shoe bracelets, strobe theme beads, rhinestone bracelets, “reMusable” grocery bags, flasks, flashlights, light-up ray guns

New Orleanian Ruby Bridges, who was the first black child to go to an all-white elementary school in the South, rides as honorary Muse. The parade includes the debut of a new Sirens float, as well as the signature bathtub and shoe floats. The krewe’s wide array of throws includes many fashion-themed and practical items.

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Hermes 5 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 29 King: secret Queen: announced at krewe ball (Feb. 7) Throws: krewe emblem cups, doubloons and plush items, silver goblets, footballs, light-up Hermes necklaces, light-up winged headbands, light-up theme medallions

Hermes doesn’t announce its theme until parade time, but it often uses themes featuring the ancient world and combining literature, mythology and the arts. Some sample floats to look for include Vivaldi’s Primavera and Mozart’s Magic Flute.

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D’Etat 6:30 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: announced day of parade Floats: 26 Dictator: secret Throws: blinking plush D’Etat scepters, blinking logo bracelets and key rings, Candy Wagon cups, doubloons, krewe cups

The satirical Krewe D’Etat introduces the Candy Wagon float this year. The theme for the parade and the Dictator’s Dancin’ Dawlins routine are revealed at parade time.

Morpheus 7 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: Friday Night at the Movies Floats: 21 King: Emilio S. Gonzalez Jr. Queen: Alicia Marie Aucoin Throws: plush moons, plush bears, decorated night masks, LED masks and necklaces, theme cups, doubloons

Centurions enjoys the holidays with floats dedicated to Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, President’s Day and the Fourth of July. Guest riders from the Magnolia School ride the Magnolia Float.

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Location: Metairie Theme: Happy Holidays Floats: 20 King: James S. Spangler III Queen: Lisa Michelle Barbiero Throws: “Comicus” stress dolls, swords, krewe emblem footballs, cups and beads

Location: West Bank Theme: Of Imagination and Dreams Floats: 19 King: Vincent T. Lombard Jr. Queen: Lo’Gon F. Lombard Throws: canteens, bracelets, light-up medallion beads

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The members of New Orleans Most Talked Of Club (N.O.M.T.O.C.) are led by the Walking Jugs and a brass band. The theme includes everything from mythological creatures like the centaur to the god Apollo. Since last year’s parade was postponed and moved due to rain, last year’s king and queen ride again in 2013.

Iris 11 a.m.

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Morpheus stays up late with some movies. Floats depict recent films and classics including Miracle on 34th Street, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Devil Wears Prada. The procession includes the Guggenmusik Kamikaze band from Switzerland.

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Theme: Louisiana Festivals Reign Supreme Floats: 33 King: Robert “Bob” Kutcher Queen: Renee Kutcher Throws: plush Iris flowers, hand-decorated sunglasses, Iris license plate medallion beads, reusable/collapsible water bottles, reusable grocery bags, large cups, doubloons

Fiddler Amanda Shaw serves as grand marshal for a parade celebrating Louisiana festivals. Floats are decorated to represent the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, Zydeco Festival, French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Wine and Food Experience, Voodoo Experience and Essence Festival.

Tucks noon

Location: Uptown Theme: Tucks Uncovers History Floats: 32 King: Kabir Kalsi Queen: Carlene Oehler Throws: Tucks toilets, plungers, toilet paper and sunglasses, hand-decorated toilet brush scepters, doubloons, wooden nickels, theme medallion beads

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The irreverent Krewe of Tucks exposes what promises to be revisionist history. Float titles include “The British are Coming,” “Spanish Fly,” “Storyville” and “New Orleans Gets Balls.” Lee Zurik serves as grand marshal. The krewe distributes 7,000 toilet brush scepters hand decorated by members and students from Magnolia Special School and Holy Rosary Academy.

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King: Daniel Dwight Curole Queen: Victoria Michelle Hanzo Throws: plush Pontchartrain Beach clown dolls, spinning guns, light-up medallions, Kelly Clarkson cups, footballs, throwing discs, doubloons

Endymion introduces a new signature float this year. The Pontchartrain Beach, Then and Now float includes nine cars, carries 230 riders and has high-tech LED lighting programmed to run like amusement park lights. Theme floats will feature King Arthur, Dracula, Noah’s Ark and Atlantis. Kelly Clarkson rides as a special guest.

Isis 6:30 p.m.

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Location: Metairie Theme: Girls Just Want to Have Fun Floats: 19 King: Scott McCarley Queen: Susan Kinsley Kolb Throws: Hand-decorated flip-flops, light-up crown boppers, light-up batons, king’s and queen’s beads and cups

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The women of the Krewe of Isis like to have a good time. Their theme floats depict exotic destinations, including Maxim’s in Paris, a trip to China to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as well as local fun spots, such as the casino, zoo, aquarium and parks. The Ponchatoula High School band leads the parade for the 40th time.

sunday, Feb. 10

Okeanos 11 a.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: Okeanos Getaways Floats: 21 King: Roberto Esteban Cuca Queen: Marissa Marie Fabacher Throws: crawfish trays, plush logo horses, refrigerator magnets, cups, doubloons in seven colors

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Okeanos members have vacation spots on their minds. Floats depict the Casino de Monte Carlo as well as popular spots in Italy, Mexico and Canada. Vince Vance and the Valiants ride as special guests.

Mid-City 11:45 a.m.

Location: Uptown

Theme: It’s About Time Floats: 17 King: James A. Brenner Queen: Cheryl H. Koch Throws: potato chips, plush clocks, slap band watches, long beads, logo beads, krewe T-shirts, cups, doubloons

The Krewe of Mid-City is right on time with its theme. Floats illustrate common phrases involving time, including “Time is Money,” “It’s Game Time” and “Toasting Father Time.”

Thoth noon

Location: Uptown Theme: Thoth Salutes the Kings Floats: 46 King: Frank Guastella Queen: Amanda Held Throws: king hand puppets, medallion beads, footballs, “The King” sunglasses, doubloons and krewe cups

The Thoth parade is a completely royal affair. Floats celebrate famous kings, including King Kong, Ole King Cole, King Arthur and Stephen King. There’s also a new tandem float carrying the King of Pop and the King of Jazz. The procession also features Egyptian stilt walkers.

Bacchus 5:15 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: Bacchus Sails the Seven Seas Floats: 39 King: G.W. Bailey Throws: glowing chalice lanyards, krewe logo cups, doubloons and bouncing balls, flashing Hawaiian leis with pirate medallion, swords, handpainted medallions

The Bacchus parade sets sail for exotic destinations. Floats are decorated like exotic ports of call including the Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, Bali, New Zealand and the Maldives.

Napoleon 5:30 p.m.

Location: Metairie Theme: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler Floats: 21 King: Alvin “Bart” Ricouard Empress: Nicole LaFrance Throws: cups, doubloons


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Proteus 5:15 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: The Unseen New Orleans Carnival Floats: 20 King: secret Queen: announced day of parade Throws: plush tridents, king cars and seahorses, LED tridents, LED medallion beads, LED blinking bracelets, doubloons, krewe cups

The old-line Krewe of Proteus celebrates the Carnival clubs that hold formal balls but don’t parade. Floats honor The Atlanteans, Knights of Momus and Mystick Krewe of Comus.

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Orpheus 6 p.m.

Location: Uptown Theme: Twenty Years of Rhythm, Rhyme and Revelry Floats: 36 Throws: doubloons featuring the likeness of “Uncle” Lionel Batiste, light-up Smokey Mary medallion bead that plays Harry Connick Jr.’s new tribute song

Orpheus celebrates its 20th anniversary with a host of celebrity guests including Gary Sinise, Mariska Hargitay, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, The Imagination Movers and Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog. For the occasion, krewe cofounder Harry Connick Jr. released a song celebrating the signature Smokey Mary float. PAGE 42

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The Corps of Napoleon celebrates festivals from around the world. Floats depict Chinese New Year, Oktoberfest and Mardi Gras. Bag of Donuts rides as special guests.

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Location: Metairie Theme: Zeus Celebrates a Night at the Movies Floats: 10 King: Henry Nuss Throws: krewe cups, numbered passports with a drawing at the end of the parade to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle

WWL AM 870 Sports Talk hosts Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia serve as grand marshals for a parade celebrating movies. Floats depict Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean and other popular films.

Location: Uptown Theme: Zulu: One World, One Love Floats: 50 King: Cedric Givens Queen: Monica V. Givens Throws: Zulu coconuts, krewe emblem medallions

Members of Zulu award one of the most prized throws of the Carnival season — hand-decorated coconuts. The parade is lead by the royalty, the Soulful Warriors and characters including the Big Shot and Witch Doctor.


Location: Uptown Theme: All Creatures Great and Small Floats: 28 Rex: announced Feb. 9 Queen: announced Feb. 9 Throws: folding discs, individual float medallion beads, krewe beads, cups and doubloons

The procession includes animals both great and small and real and mythical. There’s everything from bees, frogs and snakes to polar bears and lions as well as a unicorn, Sphinx and Cyclops.

Grela 10 a.m.

The Krewe of Grela celebrates Gretna’s centennial. Floats depict Gretna landmarks and businesses including the Bingo Palace, Tower Theater, Maison Blanche, Lawson’s Liquors and others. Sal DiVincenti of Sal’s Meat Market serves as grand marshal.

Argus 10 a.m.

Location: Metairie Theme: Argus Memories Floats: 26 King: Raymond J. Brandt Queen: Lydia Louise Netterville Throws: medallion beads, plush animals, theme cups, doubloons

Argus gets nostalgic with a parade featuring floats titled “Love is in the Air” and “Greatest Show on Earth.” Special guests in the parade include cast members from the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild as well as Minions from the forthcoming film Despicable Me 2.

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n the mid-1870s, newspaper coverage of Carnival season began to augment descriptions of the pageants with small, black-and-white engravings of the float designs. The evolution of these printed images magically paralleled the increasing grandeur of their subjects, and in 1882, the first “broadside” sheets appeared. On one side were the floats for Momus (“The Ramayama”), Proteus (“Ancient Egyptian Theology”), Rex (“The Pursuit of Pleasure”) and Comus (“Worships of the World”). On the other side, amid numerous advertisements, were explanations and descriptions of the arcane tableau; lengthy descriptions also appeared in the daily press, but without illustrations. The first attempts to reproduce the float designs in color came in 1884, with booklets illustrating the pageants of Momus and Comus. The color was uneven and out of register in these early efforts, but only two years later, the great wedding of steam presses and color lithography produced the first beautiful chromolithographed Carnival Bulletins. Newspapers, notably The Picayune and Times-Democrat, vied with one another to publish the Carnival Bulletins. Thousands of copies were printed and were always sold separately. These colorful souvenirs could be ordered from the newspapers, and on the day of the parades, they were hawked for a dime apiece by youngsters on streetcars and at busy street corners. These 10-cent bulletins have assumed an importance that could not have been imagined when they were produced. Because so few collections of original float and costume designs have survived, these lithographs became the visual record of the great processions, picturing every float from 1877 until the bulletins were discontinued in 1941. The Rex Organization revived the tradition in 2003, and this marks the 10th year the bulletins have appeared in Gambit. For 2013, the theme of the Rex Parade is “All Creatures Great and Small,” inspired by an 1848 Anglican hymn. Text exploring the float titles and numerous links are posted on the Rex Organization’s website (www.rexorganization.com). Prints of the 2013 bulletin may be purchased there.

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also, the restaurant became a gallery of sorts, with the walls filled with creations by local artists. Most are brightly painted signs by the artist Simon Hardeveld, whose studio is located nearby on Jackson Avenue. The bar got a facelift and now offers more beers and craft cocktails. The wide selection of draft beers includes local and regional microbrews such as seasonal Abita, LA-31 Biere Pale, NOLA Irish Channel Stout, Bayou Teche Courir de Mardi Gras and Parish Canebrake. “Our customers are mostly locals and specifically locals from right around here,” Brown says. “So our beer selection is for them, and we’re revamping the menu to suit what they want. We had so many customers who are vegetarians and vegans coming in and ordering the veggie burger time and again, and we realized we needed to give them more dishes to choose from.” The updated menu shows a lot more Mediterranean/ Middle eastern options such as hummus and chicken or beef shawarma. The gyro nachos feature slow-roasted spiced lamb and beef with tomatoes, cheddar and mozzarella cheese over tortilla chips with onions, tahini and picante sauce. Positive feedback from customers has proved that the restaurant is headed in the right direction. “We really want to be good neighbors,” Brown says. “The place where people around here can stop in and feel at home, eat and drink well, and then turn to for the next time they have 200 of their closest friends getting together.”

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ket.com) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Chef Gwen Huffman will show how to prepare grapefruit fennel salad and chocolate wine sauce fondue. Loubat Foodservice equipment (4141 Bienville Ave., 504482-2554; www.loubat.com) offers 20 percent off in-stock showroom supplies on Monday, Feb. 11.

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ny restaurant tucked away in the Lower Garden District is going to be frequented by locals … lots of locals. Down the Hatch (1921 Sophie Wright Place, 504-522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com) aims to elevate the concept of the neighborhood restaurant by focusing on good food while catering to residents — keeping in mind their dogs, their taste for microbrew beers and their meatless diets. Owner Rene Jalice took over last year and made several changes to the longtime watering hole. The biggest improvement: clearing out, fixing up and opening the large courtyard area in back, effectively doubling the available space. Today, the restaurant no longer stops at the back door — now you can head down a narrow alleyway that opens into a large, meandering, walled-in brick patio filled with green plants and trees, bubbling fountains, outdoor temperature controls (fans for summer, heaters for winter), a tiki bar and two large-screen televisions. The back patio is now a primo spot for private parties, manager Melody Brown says, especially viewing parties, from the Super Bowl to the Oscars. “We had 30 bicyclists back there watching Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong,” Brown says. “That space is great for whatever you want to watch on TV.” The patio has a separate entrance and separate bar. It can accommodate 150 people. (The number tops 200 for parties that also include the indoor restaurant.) When it’s not used for private shindigs, the outdoor tables are a popular spot with neighborhood denizens, many of whom bring their mutts to relax in the dog-friendly environment. Though the new patio is the biggest change at the site since Jalice became owner, there are other new features as well. He redesigned the front of the house to expand the dining space;

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Steaks sizzling in CBD Filets, strips and giant porterhouse cuts are now sizzling at a new CBD steakhouse from the owners of Uptown’s Mr. John’s Steakhouse (2111 St. Charles Ave., 504679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com). Desi Vega’s Steakhouse (628 St. Charles Ave., 504-523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com) is on the ground floor of the Lafayette Hotel, and it replaces Mike’s on the Avenue, which closed around the end of 2012. The restaurant is named for Desi Vega, the managing partner of Mr. John’s and a front-of-the-house alum of Commander’s Palace, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Emeril’s Delmonico. Customer demand propelled the growth, he says. “We’ll have 130 covers a night (at Mr. page 55

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he aftermath of a night parade last Carnival season found our group of revelers outside the Kingpin Bar not ready to go home, definitely ready to eat and mulling which nearby restaurants were still open. That’s when the Taceaux Loceaux (@TLNola) food truck pulled up. A spontaneous cheer arose, and a few minutes later we were eating tacos filled with crusty, juicy brisket, thin coins of fresh radish and dashes of crema. It was exactly what the post-parade moment required, and this year similar scenes should be more common thanks to a thriving new crop of food trucks. These homegrown enterprises tend to specialize with short menus of inexpensive, distinctive dishes, and they augur a delicious improvement for Mardi Gras street food. Finding the good stuff still isn’t always easy, however. City Hall awards prime spots along New Orleans parade routes to vendors through an annual lottery system. Somehow, most of the winners each year are those garish carny carts selling Polish sausage, fried dough and the like, and that remains the case this year too. La Cocinita (www.lacocinitafoodtruck.com; @LaCocinita) is the only example of a new-generation New Orleans food truck to score an actual parade lottery spot this year. You’ll find this bright red truck in the CBD at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Gravier Street for the parades, serving its iterations of South American street food. Pulled pork, a slice of hard Spanish chorizo, bits of queso fresco and pickled onions fill Venezuelan choripan sliders, for instance, or revelers can get roasted beets

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and black beans stuffed into arepas, which are dense, griddlecrisped cakes made from white cornmeal. During the parades, more trucks will be parking near friendly bars or in other pre-arranged spots. Without a lottery-awarded spot, vendors must stay at least one block off parade routes, and websites and Twitter feeds are the best ways to track them down. The prize is usually worth the hunt. For instance, the Fat Falafel (www.thefatfalafeltruck.com, @fatfalafel), new to the scene since November, is slinging some of the best falafel in town. These crunchy, herb-laced orbs are either stuffed into pita along with grilled eggplant and crisp fries or loaded into generous paper platters with beet and carrot slaw, smoky hummus and a bracing side of zhug, a thick, green Israeli hot sauce. Though the Foodie Call (@FoodieCallNOLA) truck is short on visual appeal, its crew makes the type of food you might find at a spiffy gastropub — boudin patties with biscuits and white gravy, duck empanadas and poutine, an especially gooey version of cheese fries with roast beef debris. Meanwhile, NOLA Girl Food Truck (@NOLAGirlFood) functions like a rolling, modern New Orleans soul kitchen, with bowls of Creole gumbo, stuffed bell peppers and a surprisingly light grilled eggplant and fresh spinach po-boy. There’s been some debate lately about just where food trucks belong as City Hall mulls regulatory changes. For Carnival revelers who aren’t ready to settle for carny cart chicken on a stick, the answer probably is: The closer, the better.

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Exposure to central California’s coast — warm, sunny days and cool nights — works well for grapes, especially pinot noir. This light to medium-bodied wine takes full advantage of the region and the vintner uses minimal techniques and ages the wine in small French oak barrels. In the glass, it offers aromas of strawberry, raspberry and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, taste red berry fruit, cherries and spice notes. It has silky tannins and the varietal’s signature bright acidity on the finish. Seaglass compares favorably with wines twice its price. Decant 30-60 minutes before serving to aerate. Drink it with tuna tartare, grilled salmon, leg of lamb, baked rosemary chicken, tempura-fried mushrooms and roasted vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, cipollini onions, eggplant and sweet peppers. Buy it at: Breaux Mart on Magazine Street, Winn-Dixie in Uptown, Cost Plus World Markets and Piggly Wiggly in Madisonville. Drink it at: Mandina’s restaurant, Two Tony’s, Chartres House Cafe, Giorlando’s restaurant, royal House, Original Pierre Maspero’s, Le Bayou, Pier 424 Seafood Market, Coop’s Place, The District and Bayou Burger and Sports Company.

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interview John’s) and we’re turning away another 100 people,” says Vega. “We can’t expand here, so we decided to open down the street in the CBD.” It’s a concept he and his partners plan to build upon. Vega says they intend to open the next Desi Vega’s Steakhouse on the Gulf Coast. The Lafayette Hotel restaurant space had housed a steakhouse before as the short-lived Mike Ditka’s Steakhouse. More recently though, as Mike’s on the Avenue, it became an experiment in resurrecting a culinary hit from the 1990s. Restaurateur Vicky Bayley and chef Mike Fennelly were the team behind the original Mike’s on the Avenue, which was open from 1991 to 1999 and drew raves for a fusion cuisine blending Japanese, Indian, Southwestern and Creole flavors. They reopened it in 2010, but this time the response was less enthusiastic. In a message posted on Mike’s on the Avenue’s website, Bayley explained that Fennelly, who also is a painter, plans to open an art gallery in Maine, and she will be involved with Desi Vega’s. A grand opening for Desi Vega’s Steakhouse is scheduled for after Mardi Gras. The menu is similar to the classic steakhouse lineup at Mr. John’s, though it omits Mr. John’s Italian entrees and adds some different appetizers. Desi Vega’s Steakhouse serves lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Craft Cocktails on Tulane Avenue

WINe MeRCHANT, CO-OWNeR OF KeIFe & CO. n August, business partners John Keife and Jim Yonkus opened Keife & Co. (801 Howard Ave., 504-523-7272; www.keifeandco.com) with a focus on wines from small producers and specialty liquors, bitters and barware geared toward the craftcocktail trend. The design and format of the shop, with wine displayed in tall, library-style wooden shelves and an assortment of cured hams, cheeses and jugs of olives, was inspired by a favorite wine shop in Barcelona. A Houma native, Keife previously worked at Martin Wine Cellar, Marcello’s Wine Market in Baton Rouge and at Rouses Market.

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Is there a particular niche or taste profile you’re aiming for here? keife: The New Orleans market is pretty savvy in general. Look at the (wine) selections people see at restaurants here. We’re not talking about chains, these are local restaurants by and large, so it’s not the same nationwide wine brands. The (wine) lists can be more esoteric. So your New Orleans dining customer gets exposed to a lot of different wine. For liquor, we saw that cocktails were taking off, and people seemed to be looking for specialized products all the time, but there wasn’t a retail outlet for that locally. We wanted to have service, selection and presentation — all three of those combined, like the shops we’d seen when traveling in europe. What do you wish consumers understood better about wine? keife: It would just be about being less varietal-specific. Someone comes in and says “I only drink cabernet sauvignon.” I hear that and think, “You’re looking for a dry, full-bodied red.” It doesn’t have to be cabernet sauvignon. I try to encourage people to open their minds a bit and try something else that will fit that category. There doesn’t have to be this varietal tunnel vision. Mardi Gras parades are passing a block from your shop this week. How does that impact your business? keife: This is our first year, so we’ll see. But the Christmas parade passed by here, and we were just amazed. People were coming in nonstop buying $10 or $15 wines for the parade route. So we’re stocked up on plastic cups and screw-top bottles and more quality canned beers, stuff you can’t get at the exxon across the street. — IAN MCNULTY

upstairs, where she says they will host artists and hold classes led by chefs and mixologists. In the past two years, Tulane Avenue saw the addition of New York-style pizza specialist Pizzicare (3001 Tulane Ave., 504-301-4823; www.pizzicare.com), Ur Way Yogurt & Coffee Bar (3001 Tulane Ave., 504-304-1556; www.urwaynola. com) and Avery’s Po-boys (2510 Tulane Ave., 504-821-4110; www.averysontulane.com).

Cochon contracts

Cochon (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant. com) has been a runaway hit since chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski opened the Warehouse District showplace for upscale Cajun food. However, their expansion to Lafayette in 2011 with a second Cochon didn’t work out. A spokeswoman for Link Restaurant Group confirmed the Lafayette restaurant would close Feb. 10 and issued a statement explaining that the company “was re-focusing its development efforts in the New Orleans market.” Link has a new restaurant called Peche Seafood Grill in the works at 800 Magazine St. in the Warehouse District. Chef Ryan Prewitt will focus on seafood cooked over an open wood fire, as inspired by the

cuisines of Spain and South America.

Brass bands and bubbly

There’s a new spot for jazz brunch at an old address for jazz history. The Little Gem Saloon (445 S. Rampart St., 504267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com), the combination restaurant/bar/music venue, has added Sunday brunch service with brass bands performing each week. The buffet-style brunch and show costs $35 (drinks are extra) and features dishes in step with chef Robert Bruce’s Creole menus at lunch and dinner. Oxtail stew, broiled fish and roasted quail are on the buffet, and diners can visit the build-yourown Bloody Mary bar for $15 or enjoy bottomless sparkling wine for $12. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Little Gem Saloon opened in January, returning to commerce a building that had been blighted for years. It’s one of the few remaining structures from what had been an important hub of business and entertainment during the early 1900s as jazz was first developing in the city. The Little Gem Saloon serves lunch and dinner daily. It hosts a piano happy hour (4 p.m.-7 p.m.) on weekdays and jazz bands Wednesday through Saturday.

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Besh Steak Harrah’s Casino, 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6111 www.chefjohnbesh.com Inside the casino, the steakhouse is lavish and decadent with prices to match.

Crescent City Steak House 1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271 www.crescentcitysteaks.com This vintage temple to steakhouse tradition has curtained “cheaters” booths.

La Boca 857 Fulton St., (504) 525-8205 www.labocasteaks.com This Argentine-style steakhouse serves different cuts of beef with chimichurri.

Mr. John’s Steakhouse 2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697 www.mrjohnssteak house.com Mr. John’s is a modern classic with an Italian bent.

O’Briens Grille 2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-7229 www.obriensgrille.com This steakhouse has a supper-club vibe and firstclass steaks.

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As the massive state and Veterans Administration hospital projects take shape on one end of Tulane Avenue, new businesses are cropping up along other parts of this badly faded corridor. A new example is Treo (3835 Tulane Ave., phone n.a.), an upscale bar in the works from the owners of Finn McCool’s Irish Pub (3701 Banks St., 504-486-9080; www. finnmccools.com). Treo will specialize in craft cocktails and serve a menu of small plates. Its second floor will be converted into gallery space available for exhibits, classes and events. The building is under renovation, and Treo should be open by the summer. “We are loving the progress in MidCity and want to be part of the resurgence of Tulane Avenue,” says Pauline Patterson, who is developing Treo with her husband Stephen. Treo (pronounced “tray-oh”) is the Irish word for direction, and Patterson says they chose it to symbolize the new direction for Tulane Avenue. The prospect of craft cocktails and small plates signals a big change for Treo’s address. For years, this narrow, two-story building had been the Cajun Pub, a run-down bar not to be confused with the Marigny watering hole Kajun’s Pub. Patterson says Treo will be much different from Finn McCool’s, which is located a few blocks away. It will be nonsmoking, she says, and the kitchen will serve dishes inspired by international flavors. A key part of the plan here involves the gallery space

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Indulge Island grIll — 845 Carondalet St., (504) 609-2240; www.indulgeislandgrill.com — This Caribbean- and pirate-themed restaurant offers everything from seafood and salads to burgers, sandwiches and ribs. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta combines sauteed shrimp, crawfish and catfish in lemonvodka cream over linguine and is topped with pepper bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ O’HenrY’s FOOd & sPIrITs — 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com — Complimentary peanuts are the calling card of these casual, family friendly restaurants. The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, pasta, fried seafood, salads and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$

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Treasure Island BuFFeT — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www. treasurechestcasino.com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BAR & GRILL BaYOu Beer garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 302-9357 — Head to Bayou Beer Garden for a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french

fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $ dOWn THe HaTCH — 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 5220909; www.downthehatchnola. com — The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ rendOn Inn’s dugOuT sPOrTs Bar — 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. therendoninn.com — The Boudreaux burger combines lean ground beef, hot sausage and applewood-smoked bacon on a ciabatta bun with cheese, onions and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THe rIVersHaCK TaVern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com — This bar and music spot offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches overflowing with deli meats and changing lunch specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ sHaMrOCK Bar & grIll — 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938 — Shamrock serves an Angus rib-eye steak with a side item, burgers, shrimp or roast beef po-boys, grilled chicken, spinach and artichoke dip and more. No reservations. Dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

BARBECUE BOO KOO BBQ — 3701 Banks St., (504) 202-4741; www. bookoobbq.com — The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $ HICKOrY PrIMe BBQ — 6001 France Road, (757) 2778507; www.hickoryprimebbq. com — Proprietors Billy Rhodes and Karen Martin have won several barbecue competitions. They serve Texas-style brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ sauCY’s — 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www. saucysnola.com — Saucy’s serves slow-smoked St. Louis-

style pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, smoked sausage and grilled chicken. The cochon blue is a sandwich of pulled pork, blue cheese and melted mozzerella on a bun. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BURGERS CHeeseBurger eddIe’s — 4517 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www. mredsno.com — This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE anTOIne’s anneX — 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com — The Annex is a coffee shop serving pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and gelato. The Caprese panino combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. The ham and honeyDijon panino is topped with feta and watercress. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads On OaK — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 3248271; www.breadsonoak.com — The bakery offers a range of breads, muffins, pastries and sweets. Pain au chocolat is a buttery, flakey croissant filled with dark chocolate, and a vegan version also is available. The breads include traditional, hand-shaped Parisian-style baguettes. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $ CaFe FrereT — 7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www. cafefreret.com — The cafe serves breakfast itemes like the Freret Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon or sausage served on toasted white or wheat bread or an English muffin.Signature sandwiches include the Chef’s Voodoo Burger, muffuletta and Cuban po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Fri.-Wed., dinner Mon.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CaFe nOMa — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma. com — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Other options include chipotle-marinated portobello sliders and flatbread pizza topped with manchego,


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LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE — 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 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. $

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CHINESE FIVE HAPPINESS — 3511 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 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., (504) 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. $

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CONTEMPORARY BAYONA — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 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. $$$ OAK — 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com — This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in house-made corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE — 8132 Hampson St., (504) 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

MONTREL’S BISTRO — 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 — This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ REDEMPTION — 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www. redemption-nola.com — Chef Greg Piccolo’s menu includes dishes such as the crispy avocado cup filled with Louisiana crawfish remoulade. Roasted duck breast is served with red onion and yam hash, andouille, sauteed spinach and grilled Kadota fig jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ SAINTS & SINNERS — 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola. com — Styled to reflect era of Storyville, the restaurant serves Creole and Cajun dishes, raw oysters, seafood, steaks, poboys, burgers and more. The Politician’s Special features a trio of jambalaya, crawfish pie and a cup of gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ — Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 569-1401; www.steamboatnatchez.com — The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. At dinner, the Paddlewheel porkloin is blackened pork served with Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter spiked with Steen’s cane syrup. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MARDI GRAS ZONE — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com — The 24-hour grocery store has a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. The deli serves po-boys, salads and hot entrees such as stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff and vegetable lasagna. Vegan pizzas also are available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ MARTIN WINE CELLAR — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com — The wine emporium offers gourmet sandwiches and deli items. The Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. The Sena salad features chicken, golden raisins, blue cheese, toasted pecans and pepper jelly vinaigrette over field greens. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ QUARTER MASTER DELI — 1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.com — Slow-cooked pork ribs are coated in house barbecue sauce and served with two sides. Slow-roasted beef is sliced thin, doused in gravy and served on 10-inch French loaves. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

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FRENCH FLAMING TORCH — 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com — The menu includes pan-seared Maine diver scallops with chimichurri sauce and smoked bacon and corn hash. Coffeeand coriander-spiced rack of lamb is oven roasted and served with buerre rouge and chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MARTINIQUE BISTRO — 5908 Magazine St., (504) 8918495; www.martiniquebistro. com — This French bistro has both a cozy dining room and a pretty courtyard. Try dishes such as Steen’s-cured duck breast with satsuma and ginger demi-glace and stone-ground goat cheese grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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JIMS — 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224 — The Reuben is fill seeded rye bread with corned beef, pastrami, provolone and Swiss cheeses, German sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. The Bywater cheese steak sandwich combines marinated steak, grilled onions, green pepper and Havarti cheese on a rustic roll. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $

BREAUX MART — 315 E. Judge Perez, Chalmette, (504) 262-0750; 605 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 433-0333; 2904 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5565; 9647 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-8146; www.breauxmart. com — Breaux Mart prides itself on its “Deli to Geaux” as well as weekday specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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PINKBERRY — 300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 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. $

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 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. $$$

com — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

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OuT to EAT EN AT SCHIRO’S — 2483 Royal St., (504) 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., (504) 8949797 — 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. $$ TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. Vegetarian options are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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ANDREA’S RESTAURANT — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 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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CAFE GIOVANNI — 117 Decatur St., (504) 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. $$$ MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL — 1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill. com — Sit at the bar overlooking the open grill and watch chefs prepare dishes like the fish of the day pan-sauteed in habaneroinfused olive oil and served with seasonal vegetables. Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MOSCA’S — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 4368950; 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., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com — The cafe serves breakfast items including pancakes, waffles and pastries. At

lunch, try handmade meatballs, lasagna and other Italian specialties, panini, wraps, soups and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE — 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com — Try house specialties like vealand 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 CHIbA — 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com — Chiba puts creative local touches on Japanese cuisine. The satsuma strawberry roll bundles scallop, yellowtail, strawberry, mango, jalapeno, wasabi tobiko and tempura flakes and is topped with spicy sauce and satsuma ponzu. Pork belly steamed buns are served with Japanese slaw and pickled onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ KAKKOII JAPANESE bISTREAUX — 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www. kakkoii-nola.com — Kakkoii offers traditional sushi, sashimi and Japanese cuisine as well as dishes with modern and local twists. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 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. $$ MIKIMOTO — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com — Sushi choices include new and old favorites, both raw and cooked. The South Carrollton roll includes tuna tataki, avocado and snow crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Delivery available. Credit cards. $$ MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 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. $$ ORIGAMI — 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532 — Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCK-N-SAKE — 823 Fulton St., (504) 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. $$ YUKI IZAKAYA — 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www. facebook.com/yukiizakaya — This Japanese tavern combines a selection of small plates, sake, shochu, live music and Japanese kitsch. Dishes include curries, housemade ramen soups, fried chicken and other specialties. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA CONTEMPORARY HERITAGE GRILL — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ MANNING’S — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www. harrahsneworleans.com — Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 4881000; 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. $$$ RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola. com — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, housemade salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oysterstuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ TOMAS bISTRO — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 5270942 — Tomas serves dishes like semi-boneless Louisiana quail stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon dirty popcorn rice, Swiss chard and Madeira sauce. The duck cassoulet combines duck confit and Creole Country andouille in a white bean casserole. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TOMMY’S WINE bAR — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-


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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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MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN

PYRAMIDS
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— 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find authentic, healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN JUAN’S
FLYING
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 — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www. juansflyingburrito.com — Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
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SANTA
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— 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077 — This casual cafe serves creative takes on Southwestern cuisine. Bolinos de Bacalau are Portuguesestyle fish cakes made with dried, salted codfish, mashed potatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions and egg and served with smoked paprika aioli. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD BOMBAY
CLUB
— 830 Conti St., (504) 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 pepperseared breast with black currant reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE
COLUMNS
— 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com — The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes, and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
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— 1018 Decatur St., (504) 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. $$ HOUSE
OF
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— 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www. hob.com/neworleans — Try the pan-seared Voodoo Shrimp with rosemary cornbread. The buffet-style gospel brunch features local and regional groups. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE
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fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SIBERIA
— 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www. siberianola.com — The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $.
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— 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 9344700; www.cafeb.com — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ KATIE’S
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— 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www. babyloncafe.biz —The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and one choice of meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken shawarma salad is a salad topped with olives, feta and chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Rouses is a

Mardi Gras Tradition

When you’ve been in business for more than 50 years, and you have stores along parade routes all over South Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you see every character

imaginable during Mardi Gras. So whatever your costume, whatever your plans, whether you’re walking, marching, riding or sitting back and taking in the show, thank you for making us a part of your celebration again this year. Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Members Selecting Their Coconuts

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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. $$

PIZZA

WIT’S INN — 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600 — This Mid-City bar and restaurant features pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers for snacking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANDWICHES & PO-BOYS DRESS IT — 535 Gravier St., (504) 571-7561 — Get gourmet burgers and sandwiches dressed to order. Original topping choices include everything from sprouts to black bean and corn salsa to peanut butter. For dessert, try a chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUGHEAD’S CHEESESTEAKS — 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsneworleans.com — Jughead’s specializes in cheese steaks on toasted Dong Phuong bread. The regular cheese steak features thin-sliced rib-eye, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and garlic and melted provolone and mozzarella. No reservations.

KILLER POBOYS — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www. killerpoboys.com — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP — 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 — Choose from a long list of po-boys filled with everything from fried seafood to corned beef to hot sausage to veal. There are breakfast burritos in the morning and daily lunch specials. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP — 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com — Mahoney’s serves traditional favorites and original po-boys like the Peacemaker, which is filled with fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese. There are daily lunch specials as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS — 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www. parranspoboy.com — Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The veal supreme poboy features a cutlet topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SLICE — 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com — Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broc-

Martin Wine Cellar has a deli offering entrees like pork loin with asparagus (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwinecellar.com). PHOTO By CHERyL GERBER

coli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE STORE — 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com — The Store serves sandwiches, salads and hot plates, and there is a taco bar where patrons can choose their own toppings. Red beans and rice comes with grilled andouille and a corn bread muffin. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

SEAFOOD ACME OYSTER HOUSE — 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com — The original Acme Oyster House in the French Quarter has served raw oysters for more than a century. The full menu includes char-grilled oysters, many cooked seafood dishes and New Orleans staples. The Peace Maker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 — Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New

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THEO’S NEIGHBORHOOD PIZZA — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. theospizza.com — There is a wide variety of specialty pies or build your own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. Also serving salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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NEW YORK PIZZA — 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com — Choose from pizza by the slice or whole pie, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, salads and more. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and minced garlic and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA — 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674 — The Sicilian pizza is topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. The chicken portobello calzone is filled with grilled chicken breast, tomato sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, portobello mushrooms and sun-dried tomato mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MARKS TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING — 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com — Disembark at Mark Twain’s for salads, po-boys and pies like the Italian pizza with salami, tomato, artichoke, sausage and basil. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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GRAND ISLE — 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com — The Isle sampler, available as a half or full dozen, is a combination of three varieties of stuffed oysters: tasso, Havarti and jalapeno; house-made bacon, white cheddar and carmelized onions; and olive oil, lemon zest and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT. — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.mredsno.com — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. — citywide; www.nohsc.com — Menus vary by location but generally include burgers, salads, po-boys, fried seafood and New Orleans favorites. The thin fried catfish platter comes with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries, hush puppies and Mardi Gras coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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RED FISH GRILL — 115 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com — Seafood favorites include hickory-grilled redfish, pecan-crusted catfish, alligator sausage and seafood gumbo. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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AND WAFFLES — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 241-2548; www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com — Big Momma’s serves hearty combinations like the six-piece, which includes a waffle and six fried wings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEAKHOUSE AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com — Veal Austin features paneed veal topped wwith Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS — 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www.chophousenola.com — This traditional steakhouse serves USDA prime beef, and a selection of supersized cuts includes a 40-oz. Porterhouse for two. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here, along with hot and cold tapas dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ VEGA TAPAS CAFE — 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe. com — Paella de la Vega combines shrimp, mussels, chorizo, calamari, scallops, chicken and vegetables in saffron rice. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE AUGUST MOON — 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www. moonnola.com — August Moon serves a mix of Vietnamese and

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Chinese cuisine. There are spring rolls and pho soup as well as many popular Chinese dishes and vegetarian options. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE MINH — 4139 Canal St., (504) 482-6266; www. cafeminh.com— The watermelon crabmeat martini is made with diced watermelon, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat, avocado, jalapenos and cilantro and comes with crispy shrimp chips. Seafood Delight combines grilled lobster tail, diver scallops, jumbo shrimp and grilled vegetables in a sake soy reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOSON NOODLE HOUSE —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlight the menu. The vegetarian hot pot comes with mixed vegetables, tofu and vermicelli rice noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ PHO TAU BAY RESTAURANT — 113 Westbank Expwy., Suite C, Gretna, (504) 368-9846 — You’ll find classic Vietnamese beef broth and noodle soups, vermicelli dishes, seafood soups, shrimp spring rolls with peanut sauce and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


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reunited with the group for concert dates. The Galactic shows also feature special guests suited for a night of Carnival madness. The reassembled funk-and-punk Fishbone lineup featuring Angelo Moore (aka Dr. Madd Vibe) performs on Saturday. On Lundi Gras, Galactic is joined by Brooklyn’s Red Baraat, which just hit No. 1 on Billboard’s world music album chart with Shruggy Ji. Red Baraat’s music is based on northern Indian bhangra music (which is actually Punjabi popular music fused with Western sounds), but its instrumentation is very similar to that of a brass band, including trombone, tuba, trumpet and drums. Its fusion of funk, brass and hip-hop makes it suitable for Carnival concerts and parade events. This is its first Carnival visit. Red Baraat also joins the Mardi Gras Orchestra at the Hi-Ho Lounge at 4:30 p.m. Fat Tuesday for an afternoon show incorporating all sorts of New Orleans funk and Carnival sounds. This recurring jam includes Mardi Gras Indian vocalists and percussion and musicians from local funk, jazz and brass bands. The lineup features Golden Comanche War Chief Juan Pardo, Yellow Pocahontas vocalist David Montana, former Radiators Reggie Scanlan and Camile Baudoin, cellist Helen Gillet, drummer Kevin O’Day, saxophonist Tim Green and others. While not an institutionalized show, it almost seems like it wouldn’t be Carnival without a reunion of the Morning 40 Federation and its raucous, raspy, brassy New Orleans rock. The band only gets together for a handful of shows each year, but it is

back for a performance at One Eyed Jacks Friday. The GnarlQuintron and Miss Pussycat perform an annual Lundi Gras tones open. show at One Eyed Jacks. “We always have to play for Mardi Gras,” guitarist Ryan Scully says. “We’re a party band. None of us party like we used to, but for Mardi Gras, we let loose. We can play the fool again. The last time the band performed was October 2012, but Scully says members are writing new songs and thinking about playing together more often. “There’s good creative energy with the guys again,” he says. Mardi Gras may be just the time to get back in the regular swing of things.

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o me, Mardi Gras is a sacred day, so we don’t play,” says Quintron, of the duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat. “Actually, truth be told, we do play on Mardi Gras, our Lundi Gras show goes into the morning.” They have performed a Lundi Gras concert as long as One Eyed Jacks has been open, and before that it was held at El Matador, which used to occupy the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Decatur Street. “At the Matador, we used to go on real late and play until morning, but now we’re on by midnight and play till two,” Quintron says. “We’re not into keeping people up till the sun rises, because they have to go home and put costumes on for Mardi Gras.” The final days before Fat Tuesday feature many concerts that have become institutions on the Carnival calendar. Many local bands make a point of being in town for Mardi Gras, and these annual shows are the result. “We always stay here for Mardi Gras,” Quintron says. “It’s the price you pay and the reward you reap. Mardi Gras is a monster; it takes over your life.” Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s show also features a special guest some locals may remember: Stephanie McDee. She’s the voice behind the locally popular tune “Call the Police,” a zydeco and hip-hop hybrid about a party spun out of control. The song was released in 2002, and Quintron has covered it with The Oblivians. He’s also performed with McDee on occasion. The show includes Vice Cooker from the Mobile, Ala., punk scene, and K-Holes. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue has grown in renown considerably since the release of Backatown on Verve Forecast in 2010, but the band is in town for Carnival. It has been busy with high profile Super Bowl-related gigs, but it’s headlining its annual Bacchus bash at Tipitina’s. The show starts late, long after the parade has left its starting point near the club, and the bill includes local rappers Partners-N-Crime and the Baby Boyz Brass Band. Galactic also is building an annual Carnival tradition at Tipitina’s. It sandwiches Trombone Shorty’s Sunday night gig with shows on Saturday and Monday. On its 2012 release Carnivale Electricos, the jazz/funk/hip-hop group explored Carnival beats from cultures that celebrate and are influenced by the celebration, particularly Brazil, but also the Caribbean. Both shows feature Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover, who toured with the band following the release of the album and has often

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TUESday 5 AllWays Lounge — Wasted Lives, Erica Lewis, Jack Grelle, 9 Banks Street Bar — Irving Bannister & the Allstars, 9 Blue Nile — redrawblak (upstairs), 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Tommy Malone, 8 Circle Bar — Mice Parade, Dan Lippel, 10 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 d.b.a. — The Treme Brass Band, 9; Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30

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The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Magnitude, 9 Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 11 Maple Street Book Shop — Real Live Tigers, Pyeya, Never Ever, 7 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Too Darn Hot feat. Meghan Stewart, 6; Viper Mad, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jackie Myers Band, 7; Briana Rivero, 8; Rachel Clark, 9; Michael Liuzza, 10 Old Point Bar — Ian Cunningham, 8 One Eyed Jacks — Toro Y Moi, Wild Belle, Dog Bite, 9 Siberia — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Jayson Knox, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Roland Guerin Quintet, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 10

WEdnESday 6 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 7; Gravity A, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Gardenia Moon, 7

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Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Michael & Ashley Lemmler, 5; Smoking Time Jazz Club Band feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & Tom McDermott, 7 Circle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows, 6; Michael Hurtt & His Haunted Hearts, 10 Columns Hotel — Andy Rogers, 8 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Armand St. Martin, 9:30 House of Blues — Jon Foreman, Aaron Gillespie, Bryce Avary, Now, Now, Noah Gundersen, 6:30; Domenic, 7 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet Lounge, 11 Howlin’ Wolf — Doombalya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Johnny Sansone, John Fohl & Joe Cabral, 8 The Maison — Too Darn Hot!, 6; Upstarts, 9 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Reine Dugas, 6; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Lynn Magnuson, 9; Lydia Kolda & Work for Hire, 10 Old Point Bar — Blues Redemption, 8 Old U.S. Mint — Dwight Fitch Jr., noon Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7

The xx just missed New Orleans during its 2010 American reception, choosing Baton Rouge’s Spanish Moon as the launching pad for its South By Southwest victory lap. That spring, the three 20-year-old Londoners (singers Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim and producer Jamie Smith) were halfway through the most momentous year of their young lives. Seven months before, they issued a quietly seismic debut album, xx, that retrofitted an R&B dimmer switch to the severe, everything-in-itsright-place austerity of Interpol’s Turn On the Bright Lights; five months after, xx captured the Mercury Prize, sending its authors into the platinum-sales stratosphere and framing their plaques in the Elliott School Hall of Fame next to fellow grads and electro-pushers Hot Chip, Four Tet and Burial. It’s a different band that visits now, as the heat of discovery unleashed at that first show has cooled into the fondness of a known quantity, a mercurial drop that defines 2012’s after-the-fall follow-up Coexist (XL). The silences The xx with Austra are quieter, the longing longer; and there is no “Islands” or “Crystalised” fEb 10 p.m. Friday (though “Chained” comes close). But Croft and Sim’s tawny back-andforth is colored in completely, and Smith — who in the interim became an House of Blues, 225 in-demand producer and remixer for Drake, Radiohead and the late Gil Decatur St., (504) 310Scott-Heron — builds cavernous, asymmetrical prisons out of every song. “We 4999; www.hob.com used to get closer than this/ Is it something you miss?” the faux-lovers wonder on “Chained,” one of the album’s few true hooks. It will leave you wanting, and that’s exactly the point. Toronto singer/synth banger Katie Stelmanis, whose studio debut as Austra, 2011’s Feel It Break (Paper Bag), deserves its own dark mythology, opens. Tickets $30 general admission, $75 reserved seating. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

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Bruce Lamont, Sanford Parker, Bruce Lamont, Solemn Sickness Continuum, 9

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Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

Howlin’ Wolf — Revivalists, 10

Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Three Muses — King James, 4:30; Hot Club of New Orleans, 7

THURSday 7 Ampersand — The Gaslamp Killer, 10 Banks Street Bar — Smashing Blonde, 8; Chris Klein & the Boulevards, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 8:30 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Paul Longstreth, 5; George French Jazz Quartet, 8:30 Circle Bar — Gold & the Rush, Native America, Habitat, 10 Columns Hotel — Kristina Morales, 8

Prytania Bar — The Local Skank, Social Set, Natalie Mae, 9

Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Jerry Embree, 8:30

d.b.a. — Happy Talk Band feat. Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 11

The Saint — Vyie, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Todd Duke, 9:30

Siberia — Corrections House, Scott Kelly, Mike IX Williams,

Hi-Ho Lounge — Sports &

House of Blues — Turk, Juvenile, 11 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8 Little Gem Saloon — Cottonmouth Kings feat. Washboard Chaz, 8 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Some Like It Hot!, 7; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Alabama Slim Blues Revue feat. Little Freddie King & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 6; 30x90 Blues Women, 9:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Vellamo, 8; Mark Fernandez, 9; Hungry Town, 10 Oak — Bartholomew Singer, 9 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; Chaple Blues, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Parisite Skate Park — Maybe Ally, Raunch, Bitchface, DJ Senora, 2 Prytania Bar — Flow Tribe, Mississippi Rail Co., Star & Micey, 9 Republic New Orleans — Partners-N-Crime, DJ Jubilee, Ricky B & Cheeky Blakk, DJ Lil Man, 11

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6 St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30 Three Muses — Tom McDermott, 4:30; Luke Winslow King, 7:30 Tipitina’s — Old 97s, O’s, 10 Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

fRIday 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Andrea’s Capri Blu Lounge — “Uncle” Wayne Daigrepont, 7 Banks Street Bar — Blue Trees, 8; Gravy Flavored Kisses, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Louis Michot & the Brasseurs, 8:30 Blue Nile — Ingrid Lucia, 7; Honey Island Swamp Band, 10; Prytania (upstairs), 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Mumbles, 8 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Robin Barnes Jazz Trio, 5; Prima Jazz Band, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10

Rivershack Tavern — Ched Reeves Trio, 7

Checkpoint Charlie — Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Split Lips, Secret Society in Smaller Lies, Dummy Dumpster, Sci-Fi Zeros, 8

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Chubby Carrier, 8:30

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Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; King Rey, Texas Funeral, DJ Minor Strachan, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — Linnzi Zaorski, 6; Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Eric Traub Trio, 10 Green Room — Crescent City Groove Trio, 9 House of Blues — All Purpose Blues Band, 5; The xx, Austra, 10 Howlin’ Wolf — Rebirth Brass Band, Jermaine Quiz, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Larry Sieberth, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8 Joy Theater — Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, 9:30 Little Gem Saloon — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 8 The Maison — Tanglers, 4; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Dysfunctional Bone, Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Jenna McSwain, 4; La Tran-k Latin Band, 7; Javier Olondo & AsheSon, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — High Ground Drifters, 7; Joe Barbara, 9; John Parker, 10 Oak — Billy Iuso, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Kenny Triche, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Morning page 67


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Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Duke Heitger & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Prytania Theatre — Hurray for the Riff Raff, Coyotes, Gold & the Rush, Feral Foster, 9

House of Blues — Big Soul, 5; Better than Ezra, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 9 House of Blues (Parish) — Reckless Kelly, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Rebirth Brass Band, Papa Grows Funk, 10

Rivershack Tavern — Broken Heart Pharaohs, 10

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Captain Green, 10

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Soul track Mind, 9:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Free Agents Brass Band, 5; Leroy Jones Quintet, 8

Siberia — Dr. Sick, 6; Katey Red, Vice Cooler, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Foot Patrol, Chilldren, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Papa Mali’s Carnival of Souls, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 6; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10 Three Muses — Nikki talley, 4; Moonshiners, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 Tipitina’s — Funk Meters, New Mastersounds, 11 Windsor Court Hotel — Robin Barnes, 9 Windsor Court Hotel (Cocktail Bar) — Shannon Powell trio, 5

SatUrday 9 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top — Quickie Mart, Sex Party, Alexa Dexa, AllOne, 8 8 Block Kitchen & Bar — Anais St. John, 9 Ampersand — Krewella, 10

Banks Street Bar — Scorseses, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Papa Coyote, 8:30 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues trio, 7; Big Chief Summit feat. Big Chiefs Monk Boudreaux & Bo Dollis Jr. Big Sam & Friends, 10; Strange Roux, Mississippi Rail Co. (upstairs), 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Prima Jazz Band, 9; Lena Prima & Band, 10 Circle Bar — James Hall, terry McDermott, 10 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — tuba Skinny, 7; Little Freddie King, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — George French trio feat. Ellen Smith, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — tina & Her Pony, 7:30 Green Room — Killahouse, 9 Hangar 13 — Rise Laveau, Forever town, Burning Avalanche, Black Magnolia, 9

The Maison — Eudora Evans & Deep Soul, 4; Smoking time Jazz Club, 7; Lemonhead (upstairs), 10; Earphunk, Kill Paris, Naughty Professor, 10 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 12:30; too Darn Hot feat. Meghan Stewart, 4; Gal Holiday & the Honky tonk Revue, 7:30; Fuego Fuego, 11:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Kay, 7; Shiz, 8; Clyde Albert, 9; Fens, 10 Oak — Hazy Ray, 9 Old Point Bar — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Segueone Kone, 2 Prytania Bar — Katey Red, Happy talk Band, Mahayla, Felix, MC Sweet tea, 7 Rivershack Tavern — Detective Fish, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Mo Jelly, 9:30 Siberia — Jucifer, Mountain of Wizard, Solid Giant, Red Shield, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Davell Crawford, 8 & 10 Speckled T’s — Benny Grunch & the Bunch, 7 Spotted Cat — Shotgun Jazz Band, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10 Three Muses — Riccardo Crespo, 6; Zazou City, 9 Tipitina’s — Galactic feat. Corey Glover, Fishbone, 11 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SUNday 10 Ampersand — tritonal, Seven Lions, topher Jones, 10 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, South Jones, Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 3 Blue Nile — Red Baraat, 10; Dappa (upstairs), 10 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Coyotes, Jag, Babes, 10 The Cypress — Man vs. Machine, Viridian, Victory Heights, 5:30 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Papa Grows Funk & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, 11 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cristina Perez, 9:30

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Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Kevin Clark & tom McDermott, 11:30 a.m.; Riccardo Crespo, 3:30; Rumba Buena, 8; Salsa Salsa feat DJ Cruz, 11 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh feat. Romy Kaye, 3:30; the tom Witek Sextet, 7

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The Baytown Outlaws Anyone seeking relief from the serious holiday films now leaving local theaters — or the supernatural teen romances coming to replace them — could do worse than first-time director Barry Battles’ Slidell-shot The Baytown Outlaws. Obviously inspired by the films of Quentin tarantino and the cheap 1970s exploitation movies tarantino and his pals hold dear, The Baytown Outlaws is not for those easily offended by racial and gender stereotypes. In fact, Battles’ vision of the South amounts to little more than a foul-mouthed parade of dim-witted rednecks and hookers. But to take this intentionally trashy stuff seriously would be to miss the point entirely. The Baytown Outlaws’ self-appointed task is to have a little tHRu the Baytown Outlaws fun at the expense of good taste and decoFEb 4:30 p.m. and 9:15 rum without benefit of the Hollywood-sized p.m. tue.-thu. budget that clearly wasn’t available. It’s hard to imagine how Battles got Billy Bob thornChalmette Movies, ton or Eva Longoria to appear in the movie, other 8700 W. Judge Perez than it must have been fun to make and didn’t take Drive, (504) 304much of their time. 9992; www.chalIt’s best not to think too much about the story: A foster mom (Longoria) hires three murderous mettemovies.com yet somehow warm-hearted brothers to retrieve a disabled teenager from her hilariously corrupt gangster ex-husband (thornton), who only wants the boy for his trust fund. It’s all an excuse to stage some occasionally imaginative mayhem and pay tribute to the drive-in movies of a now-distant era. What’s wrong with that? — KEN KORMAN

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OPENING FRIDAY IDENTITY THIEF (R) — A man (Jason Bateman) travels to Florida to confront the person who stole his identity, a bawdy, unapologetic con artist (Melissa McCarthy). SIDE EFFECTS (R) — In the Steven Soderbergh drama, a depressed woman is prescribed a new medication that leads to ruined lives and death.

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Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY (NR) — The documentary is on New Orleans’ black carnival traditions, including the Black Indians, Baby Dolls, Zulus and Skeletons. Free admission. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com BEWARE OF MR. BAKER (NR) — Jay Bulger’s documentary on Cream drummer Ginger Baker features John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Mickey Hart, Femi Kuti and other musicians. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 7, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net BONNIE & CLYDE (NR) — The 1967 film stars Warren

Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the criminal couple. 7 p.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R) — Tim Curry stars in the rock movie-musical that lends itself to audience participation. Midnight FridaySaturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com SISTER (NR) — A 12-yearold decides to provide for his sister and himself by stealing ski equipment from a luxury ski resort and reselling it, and soon he gets in over his head. Tickets $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

TO CATCH A THIEF (NR) — Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 mystery romance. 10 a.m. Sunday and Feb. 13, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, (504) 527-6012

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Free from the conventions of longform narrative and the arbitrary and commerce-driven requirement of a twohour running time, well-made short films can feel like a breath of fresh air — when you can find them. The annual showcase of Oscar-nominated short films deserves to be celebrated simply because it’s the only short-film program widely distributed to theaters in the U.S. Divided into live-action, animation and documentary categories, this year’s Oscar shorts are a predictably mixed bag, but one worthy of proper presentation on the big screen. The 105-minute live-action program goes around the world with five tales wellsuited to compact storytelling. Set in Kabul, Afghanistan, Buzkashi Boys portrays the misery of street life through the lives of two boys taken with the national sport of Buzkashi, in which athletes play polo with a dead goat. Death of a Shadow offers a visually arresting steampunk fantasy, and Henry gets deep inside the mind of an Alzheimer’s patient. The animated program comes in at a modest 40 minutes but displays an abundance of wit and charm. In Head Over Heels, an estranged married couple occupies a metaphorically divided house where he lives on the floor and she’s on the ceiling. Fans of The Simpsons won’t want to miss The Longest Daycare, in which Maggie Simpson suffers countless indignities while stuck at the Any Rand Daycare Center. — KEN KORMAN

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THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www. nolafront.org — Works by Nicholas des Cognets; “Get Us Through the Night,” drawings and paintings by Glitter Chariot; photographs by Angela Berry; all through March 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — “Fresh Art,” a group exhibition of new works, through April 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 7104506; www.thesecondstorygallery.com — “Swizniz,” works by Jason Christopher Childers, through March 2. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 9087331; www.postmedium. org/staplegoods — “Volumes,” ceramic sculpture by William DePauw, through March 3. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Zelma,” works on painted and incised aluminum panel by Mitchell Lonas, through March 30.

UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Just Then and Again,” a group exhibition of artists working in or associated with Texas, through March 2. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

CARROLL GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2228; www.carrollgallery.tulane.edu — “Black White and Things,” a group exhibition of blackand-white works, through Wednesday.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery.com — “Sum of Our Parts,” paintings by Brad Wreyford, through Feb. 16. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, 861-5456 — “Image Authenticity,” paintings and archival prints by Gerald Cannon; “Decorative Debris,” works by Nancy Bernardo; both through March 20. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 7220876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — Paintings by Ann Zatarain, through Feb. 23. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; www. dumoisgallery.com — “Seeker,” works by Jason DuMouchel and Renee deVille, through Feb. 23. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “A World of One’s Own,” mixed-media paintings and sculpture by Bill Myers, through Feb. 24. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; www.dcc.edu/ departments/art-gallery — “Rhythmic Souls,” works by Carl Joe Williams, through February. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 8957375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Mardi Gras and Other Street Parades,” a group exhibition of Carnival art, through February. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 5225988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Aurora,” sculpture by Sean O’Meallie, through Feb. 23. MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERY NEW ORLEANS. 433 Royal St., (504) 299-9055; www.martinlawrence. com — Works by Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Renoir, Dali, Rembrandt and Erte; memorabilia from Super


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For decades, the Baby Dolls were among the more enduring mysteries of New Orleans’ AfricanAmerican Carnival celebration. Women dressed in vintage baby bonnets and short, frilly skirts showing off their legs and strutting their stuff were fixtures in Zulu parades for ages, but by the 1960s they began to fade away, possibly due to emerging concerns about negative stereotypes. By then, few recalled their history or cared. In recent decades, the Baby Dolls experienced a modest revival that became more robust after Hurricane Katrina, but it took a new book, The “Baby Dolls”: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, by Kim Marie Vaz — and this subsequent Presbytere exhibition of images, costumes and memorabilia — to finally put it all in perspective. In Vaz’s telling, the Baby Dolls were pioneering feminists. the first such group, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls, were not only the first allfemale Mardi Gras marching society, they also played by their own rules. Founded in 1912 by black sex workers at the unofficial Uptown red-light zone in response to a Carnival celebration at the then-legal Storyville district, they reportedly decided to call themselves “baby dolls” because that’s what their pimps called them, and their little girl costumes were more revealing than anything women dared to wear on the streets at the time. Proud of their prowess, they even tossed dollar bills as throws. As some of the older depictions made clear, the early Baby Dolls could be a raucous lot compared to their modern counterparts, even as their baby costumes cast their bawdy shenanigans in high relief. their influence was such that they eventually spawned many “respectable” copycat groups, and in the oldest known photograph, a circa 1932 procession (pictured), there is no way to tell if they were sex workers or imitators. As with so much of this city’s history, the lack of available historical documentation only underscores the depth of the underlying mysteries. — D. ErIC BOOKHArDt page 74

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OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — “Urban Visions,” graphite and colored pencil with newsprint by Grover Mouton, through Feb. 23. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by Lauren thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing.

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SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 8918682; www.heycafe.biz — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. LA DIVINA GELATERIA. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com — Photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing. MARDI GRAS WORLD. 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 361-7821 — “Bead town,” mosaics made out of Mardi Gras beads by Stephan Wanger, through Feb. 13.

Call for artiStS BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. the charity seeks designers for its benefit fashion show featuring items from the Bridge House thrift store that have been reimagined into fashionable outfits. the event is March 1. Email jpitman@bridgehouse.org for details. GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS CONTEST. High school-age contestants create art around the theme “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” for a chance to have the work appear in a cookbook and to win college scholarships and cash prizes. Visit www.rodriguefoundation. org/artcontest for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 20. 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 29. MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO. the festival (May 17-19) seeks vendors for its art market. Email boogalooartmarket@gmail.com or visit www.thebayouboogaloo.com/get-involved

for details. Applications deadline is Feb. 15. VANS CUSTOM CULTURE. High school art programs can register for the contests in which students design Vans shoes. the top five schools are invited to New York City to showcase their designs at an event, and the winners’ designs will be sold in stores. Visit www.vans. com/customculture for details. Registration deadline is Monday.

muSEumS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — “Loving Your Enemies,” the National Conference of Artists art exhibit celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through March 30. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www. cacno.org — Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Something Old, Something New: Collecting in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of the collection’s significant acquisitions since 2000, through Friday. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 4885488; www.longuevue. com — Site-specific installation and retrospective of designers Doug and Gene Meyer, through March. “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA RESEARCH COLLECTION. Tulane University, Jones Hall, room 200, (504) 8655000; www.tulane. edu — “Welcome Merry Shrovetide: Shakespeare on Parade,” Shakespeareinspired Mardi Gras ball invitations, call out and admittance cards, dance cards and parade bulletins from 1870-1932, through March 30. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.


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lsm.crt.state.la.us — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the African-American women’s Carnival group, through January. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 5686968; www.crt.state.la.us — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — “Gridiron Glory: the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” through May 5. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; www.noma.org — “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through Sunday. “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

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OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www.crt.state.la.us/museum/ properties/usmint — Winners of Pictures of the Year International’s Visions of Excellence awards in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; seaa.tulane.edu — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www.sonesta.com — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

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CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; www.dcc.edu — the chorus holds auditions for new members 7 p.m. mondays in Delgado’s third floor music room. Call (504) 453-0858, (985) 898-0951 or visit www.crescentcitysound. com for details. “GYPSY” AND “SPAMALOT”. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters.com — the theater seeks actors for select roles in its upcoming productions of the musicals. auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to dance and tap. 6:30 p.m. wed., feb. 6. PAUL ROBESON ACTING COMPETITION. the new orleans public library black History Celebration Committee invites orleans parish students ages 13-18 to write monologues pertaining to a black history figure for the contest. Call (504) 596-2597 or email tksalaam@neworleanspubliclibrary.org for details. the application deadline is feb. 20, and the competition is feb. 23.

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doo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www. houseofblues.com — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn.com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy.com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com — the new movement presents a stand-up comedy showcase. free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 5229653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 2317011; www.nolacomedy. com — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. saturday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the double bill includes fear and loathing, the sketch comedy show, and god’s been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. friday.

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on an increasingly busy stretch of oretha Castle Haley boulevard, the recently opened Dryades theater premiered the fascinating new work Runnin’ Down the Mountain. the auditorium is spare, but pleasant. the mountains in this original piece are the appalachians. philip rogers Cramer, the head writer and co-star of the play, is from north Carolina. Creation of the piece is credited to all of the production team. the action starts in darkness and chaos. we hear running footsteps, heaving breathing and a man calling for margaret. there’s no telling what’s going on until the end, when we learn the whole play was a flashback. this delay in explaining mysteries is typical of the storytelling. bear Hebert’s semi-abstract set suggests a room in a cabin. on one side of the stage, there are two musicians, Hannah pepper-Cunningham and sean larocca, who play various instruments during the piece, but primarily violin and guitar, respectively. when the lights come up, everett riddle (Cramer) and his sister margaret (lisa shattuck) appear as if in concert before an applauding audience. they sing a country-western tune that sets the tone for all that follows. their mother died and their dad abandoned them. they sing well and their performance is spirited, and it’s their spirited manner and belief in what they are doing that carries us through many baffling moments and distracts us during long periods of silence. summarizing the story would make the piece seem tedious or meager, and it is neither. tensions simmer to the boiling point between the isolated siblings. since their father left to become a truck driver, everett and margaret have tended a farm with chickens and a peach orchard. margaret lives with the illusion her dad will come back for her and that she will study business in college. she frequently calls his trucking company and leaves messages about being accepted to Harvard or other prestigious universities. everett ridicules her dreams and worries that insects will destroy their peaches. He is obsessed with a broken cassette tape containing his mother’s voice, which he is able to play in small stretches. in and around these conflicts, the play abounds in odd happenings. at supper, the siblings don’t speak, instead creating complicated rhythms with knives and forks. sometimes they talk to each other through microphones. this inventive production would be improved by a tighter focus and reducing its two-hour run time. many thanks to the Dryades theater and new noise productions. Director Joanna russo, her team, the musicians and the two fine actors did an impressive job. i hope they bring back Runnin’ Down the Mountain. — Dalt wonK GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — leon blanda hosts the showcase. sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.

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FAMILY SATURDAY 9 CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOP. Rhino Contemporary Crafts Gallery, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www. rhinocrafts.com — Artists Cathy Cooper-Stratton and Denice Bizot lead children in making mixed-media valentines and Carnival masks. Pre-registration is recommended. Email artboxrhino@gmail.com for details. Admission $5. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

evenTS ART TALK: DEPRESSION GLASS. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The Crescent City Depression Glass Society leads the presentation. Free admission. 7 p.m. BENI-FEST. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net — Project Create hosts the party with an auction, raffles, on-site tattooing and performances by Scordatura String Band, Slow Danger Brass Band, Gravy Flavored Kisses, Clockwork Elvis and Rev. Spooky LeStrange and her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls. The event benefits local charities. Visit www. facebook.com/benifestnola for details. Admission $10 before 7 p.m., $20 general admission. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. THE PRINCIPLES OF FENG SHUI. Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Road, (504) 838-4353 — Interior designer Cherie Cazanavette presents the free program. 6 p.m.

WeDneSDAY 6 CARNIVAL WITH CRESCENT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-6602 — The church has drinks and food by Crescent Pie and Sausage Company for sale and bathroom access during Uptown parades as a fundraiser for the church. Feb. 6-12. COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

THURSDAY 7 MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — The weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products,

art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www.icdnola.org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. WORLD WAR II DISCUSSION GROUP. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Stan Schiocchio, Naval Academy graduate, retired naval aviator and teacher, discusses Nazi Germany’s A-Bomb program. Free admission. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY 8 BLT BALL. Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., 8352903 — The black-tie, lingerie and toga party features food, music by Band Camp and special guests Sirens of NOLA. Visit www.bltball. com for details. Admission $25 in advance, $50 at the door. 9 p.m. GREASING OF THE POLES. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., 5860300; www.sonesta.com/ neworleans_royal — The hotel kicks off Carnival with its annual tradition featuring live music and celebrity guests. 10 a.m. NOT SO SUPER SUPER HERO PARTY. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.com — The annual party features entertainment by the Natural Light Orchestra, NotSo-Elvis, Rotary Downs, Lagniappe Brass Band and the Karaoke All Stars and food trucks parked outside. Admission $10 (not-sosuper super hero identity mandatory). 9 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www. noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 9 THE COLOR RUN. City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 4824888; www.neworleansci-

typark.com — Runners are doused with purple, green and gold powder at each kilometer mark during the Mardi Gras edition of the national 5K race. The event also features a post-race party and proceeds benefit the Arts Council of New Orleans. Visit www.thecolorrun.com for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. FLIRTING 101 WORKSHOP. Gestalt Institute and Relationship Center of New Orleans, 433 Metairie Road, suite 113, (504) 931-9022; www.gestalt-institute.com — Therapist, motivational speaker and author Tina Thomas leads the workshop. Call (504) 289-6248 or visit www.tinathomas. com for details. Admission $125. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. NOLA EATS KING CAKE TASTING PARTY. Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com — The event is a tasting of king cakes from popular New Orleans bakeries with live entertainment, prizes and guest judges. Visit www.

no-prop.com for details. Admission $20. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. OCH ART MARKET. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc. net — The market features items from local artists and crafters, face-painting, food, music and drinks. Visit www.ochartmarket.com for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., 908-4741 — More than 40 vendors sell Mardi Gras costumes, accessories and masks, art, handmade jewelry and crafts, vintage collectibles and flea market finds. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave., (504) 872-9214; www. sankofanola.org — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 3554442 or visit www.visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUnDAY 10 ERNST CAFE BACCHUS BASH BLOCK PARTY. Metropolitan, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 5681702; www.themetropolitannightclub.com — The party features food, outdoor bars and music by CheeWeez, Flow Tribe and others. Admission is free, but VIP packages are available. Noon.

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C.G. JUNG SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS PROGRAM. Parker United Methodist Church, 1130 Nashville Ave., (504) 895-1222; www.parkerchurch.net — Psychologist and author Ginette Paris presents the program “Love and Heartbreak.” Admission free for members, $10 nonmembers. 7:30 p.m.

INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, (800) 259-7744 — Tax professionals offer free assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through April 10. LOVE: WHAT’S GRACE GOT TO DO WITH IT? Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2011; www. loyno.edu — Father Edward Vacek and the university’s department of religious studies present the lecture. Free admission. Reception 5:15 p.m., lecture 6 p.m. LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon. NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY MEETING. Whitney Bank Training Room, 1441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 838-6364; www. whitneybank.com — The group discusses pruning and fertilizing for spring. Call (504) 368-6885 for details. Free admission. 7:30 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — The market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

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Call for Volunteers AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS2345; www.cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information.

BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth.org for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 3097304; www.bbbssela.org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information.

CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 5221962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans.org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marketumbrella.org seek volunteers to field shoppers’ questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call (504) 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details. EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION. The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call (504) 821-5009 or email info@degashouse.com for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER. The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org for information. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energyefficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@greenlightneworleans.org or visit www.greenlightneworleans.org/volunteerapply. html for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. The volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up for service projects and general

tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call (504) 3042275, email volunteer@ handsonneworleans.org or visit www.handsonneworleans.org for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at (504) 832-8111 for details. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at (504) 837-0175 or email daveharrell@yahoo.com for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@ la-spca.org for details. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine.org or email lauren@lowernine. org for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/ mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at (504) 888-5880 for details. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The museum accepts page 82

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applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call (504) 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ nationalww2museum.org for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email mrowand@globalgreen.org for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www. thegyac.org and www. operationreach.org. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS. New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach afterschool program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@nooutreach. org or call (504) 654-1060 for information. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; www.nocoa. org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-onone with public school students on reading and

language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email elizabeth@scapc.org or visit www.stairnola.org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 8318475 for details.

WORDS 1718 READING SERIES. Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www. thecolumns.com — Josip Novakovich, author of Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, presents a reading. A student reading follows. 7 p.m. Tuesday. ADULT POETRY WORKSHOP. New Orleans Public Library, Martin Luther King Branch, 1611 Caffin Ave., 529-7323; www. nutrias.org — Delia Tomino Nakayama leads the free workshop. Call (504) 2899142 for details. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. COLD•CUTS. Kajun’s Pub, 2256 St. Claude Ave., (504) 947-3735; www.kajunpub.com — The monthly poetry and performance series features three readers. Visit www. coldcutsreading.blogspot. com for details. 7 p.m. Saturday. FAIR GRINDS POETRY EVENT. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 9139073; www.fairgrinds. com — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word readers on the second, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month. 8 p.m. FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple

St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com — The group discusses Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www.nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. LIZ WILLIAMS. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The author signs New Orleans: A Food Biography. 7 p.m. Wednesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 4555135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. NOMA BOOK CLUB. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; www.noma.org — The group discusses fiction or nonfiction books with museum or artrelated content. Call (504) 658-4117 or email scork@ noma.org for details. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@ gmail.com for details.


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Jared E. Thompson Farms, Marvell, AR, has 2 positions for grain & corn; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 11/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 513516 or call 225342-2917.

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Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 6 years. Before that I had a very good career. What is the best way to create my résumé to get around my six years off?” — Helen R., Metairie, LA

A recent stay-at-home mom client came to us stating that she had not worked in many years, although she had returned to school to get medical training. We asked her if she had worked at all, or even assisted others. At first she said, no, but upon further discussion we discovered that she had a wealth of activities that we were able to present very attractively on her new résumé as follows:

• Volunteered in one of New Orleans’ leading charter schools for extracurricular and classroom activities for various grades, assisted teachers with classroom management as Room Mother, created bulletin boards and visual art projects, and participated in school events and parties. Served as classroom helper, read stories to children, and led arts & crafts projects. • Assisted in development and fundraising activities, operated concession stands, and participated in various bazaars, fairs, and other events. Chaperoned field trips to a variety of locations, including IMAX Theater, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, the Cabildo, Ursuline Convent, New Orleans Children’s Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and numerous other educational destinations. The #1 issue stay-at-home moms encounter in their résumé presentation is a gap in their employment. Some candidates attempt to hide this problem by using a functional résumé. The functional résumé does not highlight the chronological progression of a person’s career, but instead focuses on skill sets and areas of expertise, with job-related accomplishments and other information added in. While this sounds good, and was popular a number of years ago, the functional résumé has fallen out of favor with hiring directors and recruiters. What we do, in most cases, to get around the gap in employment, is to aggregate the sum of all of the parenting, school volunteering, and community activities into one initial section, showing the skills and abilities that these activities required. We also inquire as to whether the stay-at-home mom has assisted with a family member’s or spouse’s business, attended classes, or performed other roles that can be included. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

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David & LaLain Wilkison Farms Partnership, Brinkley, AR, has 10 positions for soybeans & rice; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 2/25/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 515328 or call 225-342-2917.

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Dear Helen, The issue of stay-at-home moms returning to the workforce has been a recurring theme during my two decades as a resume writer and career coach. The good news is that employer attitudes about this underappreciated talent pool have changed dramatically over the past several years… in a positive direction. As of 2009, there were 85.4 million mothers in the U.S., with approximately 5 million stay-at-home moms. In 2011, 23% of married-couple families with Grant Cooper children through age 14 had a stay-at-home mom, up from 21% in 2000. Today’s employers have come to the realization that women who take time off for parenting retain many of their work-related skills and can be rehired at bargain rates relative to their experience. This is due to the fact that women usually pay a penalty when they take time off to raise children, particularly for the most educated, qualified women. Harvard economist Claudia Goldin found that women MBAs who take time off to be with children saw their pay drop 41% as compared to male MBA earnings, while The Center for Work-Life Policy estimated the loss at 18% for a wide range of professional occupations.

Now seeking motivated, talented, and experienced department leads for the following positions:

Front End Manager

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Anderson Farms, Heth, AR, has 2 positions for soybeans & rice; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 12/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 515328 or call 225-342-2917.

Mid-South Farming, Coy, AR, has 4 positions for rice & cotton; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 11/30/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 513505 or call 225-342-2917.

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Penn Brothers, Portia, AR, has 4 positions for rice & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain clean driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 1/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 514142 or call 225-342-2917.

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Permanent Position in Metairie, Louisiana offered by India Imports, Inc. dba International Foods. Analysis of Market and Sales. Prepare reports of findings. Seek and provide information to help company determine its position in the marketplace. Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand. Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data. Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies. Coordination with sister company’s marketing analyst and division to further business and locate new markets. Processes Orders made by businesses and ensures customer satisfaction. Supervises other employees in Marketing Division. Number of employees supervised varies. $69,202.00/Year. 40 Hours/ Wk. Minimal Travel will be required to local businesses a couple of times a week. Three (3) years’ experience as a Marketing Manager is required. Send Resumes/Inquiries to Mr. Hiren Shah at 2901 Richland Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002, Tel: 504-888-8832, Fax: 504-888-8816 or Email: international3940@yahoo.com.

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30” white electric wall oven $500 cash & 30” gas cooktop, $300 cash. Both never used. Call (504) 864-9015

Tinker is a 2 ½ -year-old, spayed, red

BABY ITEMS Double Jogging Stroller. Great for Mardi Gras! Only $75.00. Call 504-832-1689

CLOTHING TINKER Kennel #A17312011

Min. Pin. Mix with supersonic-hydroponic ears. She wants nothing more than to sit in your lap, enjoys toys & treats and prefers a home with older children. To meet Tinker 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.

Travis is a young, male, black and white

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122 $295 Brand New Iron Queen Bed with mattress set, all new. Can deliver. 504-952-8404 (504) 846-5122

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LEGAL NOTICES CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO.: 2011-12494 DIV. M SEC. 13 SUCCESSION OF DR. EVERETT L. DREWES WHEREAS the Testamentary Co-Executors of the above Estate have made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the movable property hereinafter described, to-wit: a. Eight silver goblets weighing approximately 5 ounces each; b. Thirty South African 1 ounce gold Krugerrand coins; and c. A collection of coins, mostly United States, weighing approximately 20 pounds. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: For the following prices, payable in cash: d. Silver goblets - $750.00; e. Krugerrands — The lesser of $49,980.00 or the spot price of gold on the date of the sale, less $22.00 per coin; and f. Coin collection - $6,000.00.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this Estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of 7 days from the date of the publication of this notice, all in accordance with law. Atty: Robert P. Blackburn DeSALVO, BLACKBURN & KITCHENS Address: P. O. Box 740274 New Orleans, LA 70174-0274 Telephone: (504) 913-8783 Gambit: 2/5/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Shawn & Patricia Burkett, please contact Keith A. Doley, Atty, 1544 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA, 70119 or (504) 943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Suzanne M. Bonseigneur, please contact Keith A. Doley, Atty, 1554 N. Broad St., New Orleans, LA, 70119 or 504) 943-7071.

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

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

SECURITY SYSTEMS World Protection, Inc.

Security Guard, Patrol and Emergency Response Services. (877) 395-5584 www.worldprotectionagencyllc.com

WINDOWS BEST PRICE IN TOWN!

DOUBLE INSULATED WINDOWS $99 (up to 90 U.I.) HURRICANE PROTECTION Shutters, Bahamas, Panels Roll Downs, Accordian, Colonial Allstate Window & Siding Co. 504469-0066; 985-649-1330 www.allstatewindowandsiding.com

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TAX SERVICES Allen Coleman Tax Svcs

Over 25 yrs exp - PTIN Renewal approved. Handle 1040EZ, 1040 current & back years not filed. Filing Earned Income, Sections A - E & others. P/U & Drop off 7240 Crowder Blvd, 3rd Fl, Room B (504) 232-5787 alconola1@netzero.com

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Antiques, Architecture, Military, Art, Advertising Items, Collectibles, Garden & Patio Items. (985) 373-1857

Authentic Handmade Indian Rug 100% Wool • Made in India • Size 7’-11’’ x 10’-2” Purchased at Hurwitz Mintz in 2007 • Original Price $2,700.00 • Selling for $1,300 REDUCED PRICE! Please call (504) 458-7904

Brees- perfect family, take me with you BLACK LAB Brees is a beautiful black Labrador. Brees is a very sweet boy & LOVES kids & playing w/ other dogs. He gets very attached to his family & thrives on attention. Brees is very healthy & active. His temperament is one that is desired in a family environment. He is a happy-go-lucky little boy & has a very easygoing personality. Brees gets along beautifully with kids & other dogs. He loves to play, but when playtime is over he’s content to just relax & enjoy some belly rubs. He loves everyone & would make a perfect addition to any family or home. Brees is neutered and up to date on all shots. If anyone would like to give him a great home please contact Traci 504975-5971 Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at www.arfl.petfinder.com

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CLASSIFIEDS 24TH DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 674 899 DIV. I

STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO: 2012-1923 DIV. C SEC. 10

SUCCESSION OF TOMMIE JORDAN, JR.

NOTICE

NOTICE OF SUCCESSION

BERNADETTE G. GILBERT

WHEREAS the Testamentary Executrix of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to-wit:

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Grace Frazier Jordan, Administratrix of the Succession of Tommie Jordan, Jr., is applying for authority to sell at private sale, on terms of EIGHTYTWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND 10/100 ($82,500.00) DOLLARS under a sale and assumption, the immovable property owned by the Succession of Tommie Jordan, Jr., described below.

NOTICE is hereby given that Dwight Gilbert, Administrator of the Succession of Bernadette G. Gilbert, has filed in the above proceedings an application for authority to sell at private sale the property hereinafter described, to-wit:

UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: For the price and sum of ONE MILLION THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE AND 55/100 ($1,038,872.55) DOLLARS, all cash to seller. Succession of John T Scurlock, as set forth in the Agreement to Purchase dated December 11, 2012 and first amendment thereto, filed in these proceedings. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this Estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of 7 days from the date of the last publication of this notice, all in accordance with law.

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NO. 722-594 DIV. B

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

SUCCESSION OF JOHN T. SCURLOCK

A 39.2027% INTEREST IN AND TO: Those two parcels of real estate labeled Lot X-l and Lot X-2 and together containing 61,274 square feet, more or less, located in David Drive Subdivision, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Lot X-l having, now or previously, a municipal address of 3216 David Drive, and all as shown on map of resubdivision dated July 14, 2011, and signed by Stephen P. Flynn of Riverlands Surveying Company, registered on November 19, 2012 as Instrument No., 11254345, Conveyance Book 3305 Page 789.

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24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA

BY ORDER OF THE COURT, this 9th day of January, 2013 Clerk of Court, Scherll Shuff Atty: Lawrence M. Lehmann, LEHMANN NORMAN & MARCUS, L.C. Address: 400 Poydras St., Ste. 2050 NOLA 70130-3251 Phone: (504) 525-0815 Gambit: 1/15 & 2/5/13 To Advertise in

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AN UNDIVIDED -ONE HALF (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY, TO-WIT: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all of the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the State of Louisiana, Parish of Jefferson, City of Kenner, in Audubon Subdivision, in accordance with a plan of subdivision by J. J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., dated October 20, 1976, approved by the Council of the City of Kenner under Ordinance No. 1974, dated January 24, 1977, filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court, for the Parish of Jefferson under Entry Number 756309 on February 18, 1977. According to said plan of subdivision, said lot is designated as follows: Lot 1, Square 9, bounded by Loyola Drive; Hooper Drive, Woodward Drive and Baroni Drive, Lot 1 measures 65 feet front on Hooper Drive, same width in the rear by a depth of 110 feet between equal and parallel lines, and forms the corner of Hooper Drive and Loyola Drive, Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 401 Hooper Drive, Kenner, Louisiana 70065. An order authorizing Administratrix to do so may be issued after seven (7) days from the date of the second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such an order. By Order of the Court Monica Bazile CLERK OF COURT 1-8-13 BRENT J. LALIBERTE, LBN 22275 Address: 1820 Belle Chasse Hwy., Ste. 205, Gretna, LA 70056 Telephone: (504) 393-0315 Gambit: 1/15 & 2/5/13

CANDIDATE QUALIFYING NOTICE Candidate Qualifying for the April 6, 2013 Gretna and Westwego Municipal Elections and the Special Primary Elections for the 24th Judicial District Court Division N Sec. 2, Division D Sec. 2, and Division J Sec. 6, will be held Wednesday, February 13th thru Friday February 15th, 2013.The hours of qualifying will be 8:30AM-4:30PM Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30AM-5:00PM on Friday. On Wednesday and Thursday, interested parties may qualify on the East Bank at the Joseph Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. Suite 603 Jefferson, La. 70181 or on the West Bank at the General Government Building, 200 Derbigny St. Suite 5600 Gretna, La. 70053. *On Friday, February 15th , 2013 , qualifying will be held only in the General Government Building on the West Bank*.

Jefferson Parish Board of Election Supervisors

SUCCESSION OF

DECEDENT’S ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING: THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, PARISH OF ORLEANS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in SQUARE B, LAKE FOREST ESTATES NO. 2, PHASE 2, (Lakefront Tract Sections 25 and 26), in accordance with the plan of subdivision made by B. L. Carter, C.E., dated June 5, 1973, revised September 4, 1973 and March 8, 1974, approved by the City Planning Commission on March 11, 1974, registered as a Declaration of Title Change in COB 772, folio 537, and said lot of ground is designated as LOT 7, SQUARE B, bounded by Winchester Park Drive, Wright Road and unnamed lake side, and commences at a distance of 318.89 feet from the intersection of Winchester Park Drive, and Wright Road, measures thence 85.0 feet front on Winchester Park Drive, a width in the rear of 61.54 feet, by a depth on the northerly sideline of 185.24, and a depth on the northerly sideline of 203.50 feet. All as more fully shown on survey of Mandle Surveying, Inc. dated April 17, 1991, a copy of which is annexed to an act registered under CIN no. 35352. Municipal number 11123 Winchester Park Dr., New Orleans, LA 70128. Being the same property acquired by Bernadette Gaines, wife of/and Dean E. Gilbert by Act of Sale, dated May 27, 1994, before Lynne Fruchtnicht, Notary Public, recorded as Instrument No.: 94-26662, at COB___ and page____ in the conveyance records of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: for the total price and sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($200,000.00) DOLLARS, all cash, with the condition that the sale is to be made “AS IS” with no warranties of structure or condition. The estate’s interest in the foregoing is an undivided one-half. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent herein, and of this Estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Cynthia Mollaire, Deputy Clerk Atty: Thomas J. Cortazzo, Esq. Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC 1100 Poydras, Suite 3600 NOLA 70163-3600 Telephone: (504) 569-2900 Telefax: (504) 569-2099 Gambit: 2/5/13 & 2/12/13

TWENTY FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 715-647 DIV B

ANXILLARY SUCCESSION OF ALBERT R. GROETJEN NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Ancillary Administratrix, Jane M. Gisevius of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described, as follows: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as CHATEAU ESTATES NORTH, Section N. 1, City of Kenner in SQUARE NO. 8 bounded by Beaune Drive, Champaigne Drive, St Julien Drive and Beaujolais Drive, designated as LOT NO 11, 1973, a copy of which is annexed to the Act of Purchase, and according to thereto, said Lot commences at a distance of 638.58 feet from the corner of Beaune Drive and St. Julien Drive, measures thence 60 feet front on Beaune Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth of 110 feet between equal and parallel lines. Improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 4164 Beaune Drive. Under the terms and conditions provided in the agreement to purchase filed in these proceedings and in the amount of $163,000. Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By order of the Court, This the 30th Day of January, 2013 K. Garland, Clerk Attorney: Jane M. Gisevius Address: 4709 Chateau Dr. Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 885-3853 Gambit: 2/5/13 & 2/26/13

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CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO: 79-8365 DIV. H

SUCCESSION OF HARRISON WEBB, SR NOTICE TO MORTGAGE SUCCESSION PROPERTY NOTICE IS GIVEN that DAISY WEBB CUMMINGS, Administratrix of the Succession of Harrison Webb, Sr., is applying for authority to execute a promissory note and grant a mortgage on behalf of the Succession of Harrison Webb, Sr. in favor of the Office of Community Development, State of Louisiana, in the amount of $100,000.00, with said property being described as follows, to-wit: That Portion of Ground, etc. situated in the Third District of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana in Square 790 bounded by Piety, Desire, North Derbigny and North Roman Streets, designated by the Letter “H” on plan by D.G.W. Ricketts, C.E., dated 4/16/23, of file in the office of the Industrial Trust Syndicated a photo static extract whereof is annexed to act before L.W. Wertheimer, N.P., date 5/21/48 according to which said begin at a distance of 113 feet 9 inches from the corner of North Roman and Piety Streets and measures thence 28 feet 5 inches 1 line front on Piety Street, same width in the rear by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 110 feet; all in accordance with survey by J.J. Krebs & Sons, Inc., date 10/23/68. Improvements bear Municipal No. 1727 Piety Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by Daisy Webb Cummings. on May 2,1990, registered by CIN 2300, on July 13, 1990 Orleans Parish, Louisiana. An order authorizing the Administratrix to do so may be issued after seven (7) days from the date of the first and only publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such an order. By Order of the Court. Atty: BRENT J. LALIBERTE, LBN 22275 Address: 1820 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 205 Gretna, Louisiana 70056 Telephone: (504) 393-0315 Gambit: 2/5/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-9724 DIV. C-10

SUCCESSION OF EVELYN JOHNSON CLARK NEWSPAPER NOTICE OF APPLICATION Leontine G. Glenn, the duly appointed, qualified and acting Testamentary Executrix, has made application to the court to: 1. Reimburse Testamentary Executrix, Leontine G. Glenn the sum of $4,370.56, previously expended to pay the debts of the estate; 2. Pay monthly expenses of the estate to maintain the property of the estate; 3. Pay for the necessary plumbing and electrical repairs and real estate property taxes required to maintain the property of the estate; and 4. Borrow up to the sum of $15,000.00, with interest not to exceed ten (10%) percent per annum, to pay the necessary expenses of the estate until the real estate belonging to the estate is sold. Upon the following terms and conditions notice is given to all parties to whom it may concern, including the heirs, legatees and creditors of the decedent, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, DALE N. ATKINS, Clerk January 15, 2013 Attorney: George Pivach, III (10798) 8311 Highway 23, Suite 104 P.O. Box 7125 Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Telephone: (504) 394-1870 Facsimile: (504) 393-2553 E-mail: firm@pivachlaw.com Gambit: 2/5/13

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Ample off-street parking w/24-hr security. Pool area updated in 2012. Shared washers & dryers located on same floor. Large windows provide plenty of sunlight. Utilities included in condo fee. This truly is a MUST SEE property!

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5693/ 7159 Sq. Ft: 6BR/5BA + 3 half baths. Natural Gas Generator, Finished 3rd Floor Bonus Space. Beautiful gardens, pond, courtyard, & parterre. Parking for 8+ cars. Extra side lot is perfect for a pool & guest house. Check out the online tour: www.snaponlinetour.com/1238 • MLS #932055 Call me to schedule a showing!

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6024 Beechcraft St. $20K 6632 Coveview Ct. $15K 8800 Forshey St. $50K 4940 FranciscoVerrett Dr. $120K 1930GovNichollsSt.(5Units) $60K 93 Houston Pl. $144K 8407 - 9 Jeannette St. $119K 7721 LaFourche St. $80K 5162 Lakeview Ct. $20K 5237 Lakeview Ct. (Lot) $8K 2209-11 Marigny St. $80K 8001 Olga Street $225K 2021-23 Painters St. $60K 3016 - 18 Palmyra St. $160K 2427 Pauger St. $25K 6125 - 27 N. Rampart $30K 2723 - 25 N. Robertson $25K

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3018/18A/20/20A Second St. $750/mo U/C 3016-18 Palmyra St. • $160K

Owner occupant dbl w/3/1 each side; 2 rentals w/$2,600 rent potential; or convert to a GRAND single home. Hdwd floors; large baseboards; pocket doors. Modest back yard, sep. laundry facilities, high ceilings. Charm is EVERYWHERE in this property.

3026/28 Second St. $675/mo U/C 4317 Perrier Street $1,150 LEASED 3503 S. Tonti Street $600 LEASED

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300 LAKE MARINA DRIVE

2148 Augusta Dr. LaPlace

Luxury renovated 1 or 2 brm condo in beautiful high rise overlooking Lake Pontchartrain marina. Custom finishes. All amenities! Must see! $545,000 Ridgelake Realty, (504)836-3830 Pam cell (504) 236-4612

814 Amelia St. 385,000

LAKEFRONT 500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov, 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. & powder rm, den & din. rm. ALL NEW appl, w&d. Amenities: granite counters, elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $129,000. 504-7109062, Sandra.

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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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$329,000 subject to offer. Great 4,5 or 6 plex Uptown close to Ochsner and Thriving Freret St. $4,611 mo income, coin op laundry. Good location, Good Investment! Gardner Realtors, LOUIS (504) 874-3195

1640 Duffosat Street, Unit F, $185,000

Fabulous condo located in demand location! Large windows surround the OPEN FLOOR PLAN offering an amazing tree top view. Hardwood floors throughout with lovely features including a freestanding fireplace and a BEAUTIFUL Cypress Wall creating large private Bedroom. New Orleans’ Famous Street Car is steps away offering easy access to downtown or to the Universities. Lush shared courtyard with gated entry. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, (504) 717.5612 Cell. (504) 891.6400 Office.

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38 Muirfield Dr. LaPlace

A VERY CUSTOM DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Lg master suite down w/2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shwr, steam sauna, exercise rm overlks pool. $775K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@ gardnerrealtors.com Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

CHALMETTE

For Sale Waterfront

512 Marina Rd., 3000 sq ft 3 br, 5 ba, 2 ca garage, boat dock, all modern amenitites. To see this very unique home, go to forsalebyowner.com and enter 70043 zip & view Paradise in St. Bernard. This is not only a great home it is an investment! Call 504-450-5400.

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Clean & bright unfurnished condo for rent. 1 Bed / 1.5 Bath, 804 sf. Renovated in 2010 with new Paint, new Carpet, and new appliances — A/C, stove, fridge, & dishwasher. Walk-in closet in bedroom, lots of storage, and bathrooms have been updated. Includes ceiling fan in living room, and faux-wood blinds on all windows. $1095/Month. CALL (504) 275-5700.

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CONDO FOR RENT Metairie Towers #305

SENSATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. 10’ ceilings w/8’ frosted doors. Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home Stainless steel appl, Carrera Marble backsplash wall mounted pot filler. Master w/ en-suite marble bathroom featuring double sinks. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, 504.717.5612 cell; 504.891.6400 ofc.

LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, lg patio w/brick flrs, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fshpnd. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm clset, spa & ba. Liv area w/fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surrnd snd, patio view. Granite in Kit.More! $335K. Kembra Lee, 504382-0226, klee@gardnerrealtors.com Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

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1466 Magazine St., $539,900

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www.FrancherPerrin.com 1005-07 Fouth St., $279,900

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SO 5 suites currently used as a Bed and Breakfast with large yard and off street Parking. Real Estate Only $539,900. Owner/Broker

3 units located just off Magazine Street in one of the best blocks of the Irish Channel, Off street parking and nice rear yard.

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

A NEW HOME

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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM, ONE BATH

BEACH COTTAGE FOR SALE $89,500

Artist’s Atelier Cottage Just 2 1/2 blks from White Sandy Beaches of the Gulf, Featuring Screened Porch, 2 BR, Spacious Eat In Kit, Living Rm, Study. Lg rear Den and Deck. Located in the Depot District walk to Old Towne. Great Location for the Right Price. Call Susan at Property Bay Coast 504 231-2445.

COMING SOON!

Beautiful Garden District flat on St. Charles Ave. Top floor with balconies. Lovely Greek Revival duplex. Large, sunny, charming. Approx 3000 sq ft on two levels. 3+ BR/2BA. spacious, flexible floor plan with master suite. For more info and price call (415) 359-6445. Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker.

MOBILE HOMES

1 BR/1BA Furnished Condo in the Warehouse District. Secure building, top floor. Rent includes pool, gym, cable, internet. Apt has W/D, stainless steel appliances, central heat/air. Central to French Quarter, West Bank, Uptown, parade route, streetcar. Loft with desk. $1800, negotiable. $1800/mo. Call Bonnie 504-220-1022 at Soniat Realty, 504-488-8988, soniatrealty.com.

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BUSINESSES GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

3122 Magazine Street. Yogurt Shop Call (504) 289-9977 or (504) 8956394

SUNBELT BUSINESS BROKERS

Interested in buying or selling a business in New Orleans? Bars For Sale: CBD, Mid-City, Metairie. Restaurants For Sale: Uptown, MidCity, Lakeview. Retail Shops For Sale: Fr. Qtr, Old Metairie Call Leora Madden, M.A., Business Broker (504) 275-6351 Leora.Madden@SunbeltNOLA.com

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

ALGIERS POINT

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 1301 N. Rampart - 1 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ........ $3500 404 Notre Dame - 1 bd/ 1 1/2 ba ........ $3000 921 Chartres - 1 bd/ 1 ba .................. $2000 317 Royal - 1 bd/ 1 ba ...................... $1750 812 Esplanade - 1 bd/ 1 ba ................ $1400

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2340 Dauphine Street • New Orleans, LA 70117 (504) 944-3605

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

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

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1017 Ursulines Space #10 825 Bourbon Maisonette 2/1 1137 Burgundy 2/2 931 Bienville Parking 2200 Royal 1223 Ursulines 544 Esplanade

Motorcycle/Scooter,Gated,OffstPkg,YrLease$100 1400 sq ft, pvt ctyd/balc, free-stding bldg $2000 Exc Loc,Furn Hdwd Flrs,Pvt Ctyd,Cent AC/H $1550 uncovered spot for $200, covered for $250 Blue chip loc w/ favorable HMC-2 Zoning. $4,000 wd flrs,nice renov,big yd.Great blk of Treme $1,750 Most decadent &elegant home in NOLA! $12,000

CONDOS FOR SALE 421 Burgundy #1

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421 Burgundy #3

1/1 Bamboo flrs. exp wood Central HVAC. $180,000

1233 Esplanade #16

2/1 Twnhse style. pkng, pool & more. $137,500

1608 N Broad

2/2 Sngl fam renov. Near fairgrounds.$82,500

333 Julia #418

1 /1 Updated condo. wh dist. pool & more. $192,900

1125 Royal #3

1/1 3rd flr, exp beams, storage! Lush crtyrd $269k

1115 Prytania #303 1119 Dauphine #6

Nice size grnd fl just off crtyd. $180,000

2/2 SS appl, pvt terrace, pool & pkng! $355,000 2/1.5 Spacious. 2nd flr balc Light & charm $339,000

611 Dauphine B

1/1 townhouse w/ common courtyard $199,000

823 Burgundy #3

2/2 1,600 sqft, brand renov, balcony, $599,000

917 Toulouse #11

3/2 Luxury!pkng,elev,pool,Prvtbalcfurn.$1,175,000

1204 Chartres #9

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2nd story condo Best block of Quarter! $215,000

COMMERICAL 3817 Chartres Huge comm 3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 2200 Royal comm 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo 512 Wilkinson Row Comm comm condo on quaint FQ street $445,000 1731 N Rampart Comm HMC-2 zoned comm/res w/ pkng $209,000

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JOHN SCHAFF CRS More than just a Realtor!

(c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663 14 Fairway Dr. English Turn $399,000 Beautiful 4BR/2.5BA, barrel ceilings in foyer, formal LR & DR. Beautiful millwork, fp, bookshelves, beautiful master down, terrific bath. Covered brick patio. Move in ready!

760 Magazine #111 $239,000 Heart of the Whse Dist. Granite cnttps, ss appl, marble bath & wd flrs. Building has fitness room & a wonderful rooftop. Walk to everyting. Move right in!

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Live in this perfectly located home near City Park and Bayou St John. 3 BR 2 BA home on a deep lot with a gorgeous, tropical oasis in the backyard. Features11 ft coved ceilings and original heart of pine floors. Garage and basement with potential for additional living space. Central Ac & heat - only 3 years old. Some TLC will make this a spectacular home! $350,000

CLASSIC IRISH CHANNEL SHOTGUN. Move right in! Newly renovated. Original heart of pine floors throughout. Spacious living area with open floor plan, which allows for you personal touches. 12 ft ceilings, new central A/C & heat. Separate laundry room with hook-ups, ceiling fans, large bath with claw foot tub. Front porch, pretty backyard. $184,800 ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRS

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