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Review ......................................................................25 NOLA Smokehouse is ’cued up Fork + Center ...........................................................25 All the news that’s fit to eat — and drink 3-Course Interview ............................................. 27 Pastry chef Pichet Ong Drinks ........................................................................29 Beer Buzz and Wine of the Week Last Bites ..................................................................31 5 in Five, Plate Dates and Off the Menu


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The Reel World: New Orleans ............................ 17 New screening spots cater to locals with adventurous tastes in film


Seven Things to Do This Week........................... 5 Lucinda Williams, Stephen Marley, Dale Watson and more


News.............................................................................7 New Orleans electric car owners are juiced at the news Tesla may be coming here soon Week-A-Pedia ............................................................7 What’s trending online — and in Y@ Speak Scuttlebutt...............................................................10 From their lips to your ears

C’est What? ..............................................................10 Gambit’s Web poll Bouquets & Brickbats ..........................................11 This week’s heroes and zeroes Commentary............................................................12 Baton Rouge and New Orleans’ casino bills Jeremy Alford ..........................................................13 Aboard the legislative gravy train Blake Pontchartrain.............................................14 The N.O. It All answers your questions Clancy DuBos...........................................................15 “Pimp My Pothole”

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Tue. May 20 | In 2013, Lake Charles native Lucinda Williams rereleased her self-titled album on its 25th anniversary. She spent the winter recording (reportedly more than 40 songs) for her 11th studio album, which is due out in June. At 7 p.m. at House of Blues. Fri. May 23 | On Nia (1999), Blazing Arrow (2002) and The Craft (2005), NoCal duo Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel combined to produce dense, verbose psych/rap whose overt skills avoided the preachy pratfalls common to backpacker hip-hop. Their first new album in nine years, Emoni (Quannum Projects), is expected in July. At 10 p.m. at Tipitina’s. Fri. May 23 | The iconoclastic songwriter and author moved to Austin, Texas, where he’s honed his new take on traditional country music and promoted his name for its polished sound, “Ameripolitan.” Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys open at 9 p.m. at Rock ’n’ Bowl.

Fri.-Sun. May 23-25 | The annual celebration of all things Greek marks the 150th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church. The festival features traditional music, dance and food as well as games and a marketplace at the Hellenic Cultural Center. PAGE 50. Fri. May 23 | A shadowy DJ known only by two Greek characters (upside-down Omega and Zeta), UZ gained anonymous notoriety (and a flurry of “Who is he?” Internet theories) in 2012 with his Trap Shit EP series, a polarized aural spectrum of ceiling-scraping synths and subsonic bass drops. At 11 p.m. at Republic. Sat. May 24 | Son of Bob Marley, Stephen claimed his most recent Grammy Award (he’s won eight) for 2012’s Revelation Part I: The Root of Life. This summer, he’ll release The Fruit of Life, featuring Rick Ross, Wyclef Jean, Damian Marley and others. At 9 p.m. at House of Blues.



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WEEK-A-PEDIA What’s Trending Online The NOLA Project announces its 2014-2015 season

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Twelfth Night and Camille are on the schedule. BY KEVIN ALLMAN

P.3 Director Franklin Sirmans announces art biennial details

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Details announced for citywide show opening in October. BY WILL COVIELLO

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New Orleans owners of electric cars were excited last week to hear Tesla seems to be planning a move into the oil and gas-loving Gulf Coast market.


By Robert Morris Uptown Messenger Tesla’s all-electric vehicles Matt Wisdom says he prefers are not hybrids; unlike his Tesla to other luxury many manufacturers, Tescars, including Porsches and la uses no gas tank at all, Aston Martins. but is powered solely by a P H O T O B Y C H ER Y L G ER B ER large rechargeable battery underneath the floorboard with “thousands of slightly-bigger-than-AA batteries,” and a watermelon-sized inverter powering the rear wheels, Wisdom explained. Tesla owners estimate they spend about $35 in electricity to drive 1,000 miles, compared to the $150 or $200 a gasoline-powered car would consume in the same distance. But the absence of a large gas engine or tank affects every aspect of the vehicle. “A lot of what they did is just throw away what you’re used to,” Wisdom said. Perhaps the most surprising visual illustration of this point is what’s under the hood: nothing. That’s where the trunk goes, or as the company calls it, the “frunk,” the front trunk. Meanwhile, the backseat can hold three comfortably, and the hatchback style of the rear has room for two more rear-facing jump seats — creating room for as many as five people and two children, with “frunk” space for luggage. For the driver, the acceleration on the Tesla is another surprising departure from a gas-powered vehicle. With no gears to shift, acceleration seems almost instantaneous. The car rushes from 0 to 60 mph in about four seconds, a rate associated with Porsches or even Ferraris and Lamborghinis — and the only sound from the car, even on the interstate, is that of the wind outside. PAGE 9



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t’s tough to say what is most surprising about the Tesla Model S all-electric sedan — the radical design changes that ensue when an automaker replaces the gas engine with state-ofthe-art energy efficiency, or that the vehicle isn’t confined to some Silicon Valley fantasy at all. A small but dedicated group of Tesla owners is quickly growing in New Orleans, and Tesla Motors is in the process of creating a new infrastructure to support their customers across the oil and gas-loving Gulf Coast. “The car really feels like the future,” said Matt Wisdom, CEO of New Orleans-based technology company TurboSquid and one of the first Tesla owners in the area. “It’s not that they’ve built a relatively expensive car. It’s that they’ve figured out how it’s going to be. I have no question things are going to migrate this way.” Current Tesla owners were excited last week about the news that the company seems to be planning an expansion in New Orleans. Most of its stores and service centers are in California or the Northeast, with the closest locations already open in Houston, Atlanta and Tampa, Florida, but the company’s website lists a number of other locations as “coming soon,” including New Orleans, and the company’s “careers” page currently has openings here for a service advisor and a service technician. Details about a New Orleans store are not listed, however, and Tesla officials did not respond to emails for comment. David Wolf, a New Orleans attorney and Tesla owner, said locals have heard about possible plans for a service location for several months and are excited to see the company growing in this direction. “My understanding is that they’re looking for a location, but that’s an ongoing process,” Wolf said.

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The first question most people have about the Tesla is its range. A fully charged car has a range of 265 miles, but to extend the battery life, it usually only charges to roughly 90 percent. That 200 miles or so is more than enough for most people’s daily commutes. “Every day you’ve got a full tank,” Wisdom said. “It takes about five seconds to plug it in, so you quit worrying about whether or not you can make it somewhere during the day.” Design changes extend to the smallest details. The door handles are recessed into the door for aerodynamics, but automatically extend outward when the keyholder approaches. The dashboard replaces standard audio and temperature controls with a single, tall touchscreen, similar to an oversized iPad, with both 3G and wireless Internet. From the panel, the driver can access engine and steering settings, Google maps, satellite radio, temperature control and even the seat positions. The instrument panel behind the steering wheel also is different. In addition to measuring speed, it also measures energy flow from the battery — and to it. The Tesla uses a technology called regenerative braking, which recaptures the heat energy as the car decelerates, so the dashboard shows the driver that the battery is recharging every time the vehicle slows.

Right now, going electric is not cheap. The Model S starts at $60,000 and can easily cost twice as much depending on the performance options the buyer chooses, such as a higher-capacity battery for more range or a faster inverter for more speed. But Tesla is developing a car that costs half of what the Model S does (in the range of $30,000 to $35,000), in part by reducing the cost to produce the expensive batteries that power them. Tesla owners share a similar bond to other communities of early adopters. Many Tesla owners in New Orleans know one another — they had their first meetup at Company Burger in February — and many bought their cars after being loaned one for a test drive by a friend. “We all know each other,” Slack said. “When a new car pops up, we try to figure out who’s got the car. And if someone genuinely wants to buy one, we’d let you drive our car.” “If this is the reaction the car is getting, they have done something beyond belief,” Wisdom said. When someone wants to test-drive Wisdom’s car, they’ll often offer him w their own car as a temporary trade, meaning Wisdom has driven some of the best cars in the world, including a Porsche and an Aston Martin. “All I could think of is, ‘I want my Tesla back,’” Wisdom said. “Those were amazing cars, but it really feels like driving a horse and buggy.”

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But even Tesla enthusiasts admit the car has one significant weakness — it’s not the ideal car for a road trip. A Florida vacationer from New Orleans could go the 200 miles to Pensacola on a charge, but not the 600 miles to Orlando. That, however, is changing. The company already has built a network of free, high-speed “supercharger” stations up the East and West Coasts and spanning a route from Los Angeles to New York, and has plans for a Southern route across I-10 with a location in Louisiana by the end of 2014. The stations can provide 200 miles of charge in about 20 minutes — time for a snack or bathroom break — and essentially will allow Tesla owners to drive cross-country for free. Tesla does not use traditional dealerships; instead, its cars are sold online through its websites, and its showrooms are simply places for customers to learn about the car before making a purchase. This model has faced regulatory hurdles in many states — Texas, Arizona and New Jersey have mandated that cars only be sold through traditional third-party dealers — which Tesla officials decry as economic protectionism by the gasoline-powered auto industry. Wolf said he doubts Tesla has run into that issue in Louisiana yet, simply

because the car has not been adopted by enough drivers. He estimates 50 Teslas may be on the road in Louisiana, with about a dozen or so concentrated in the New Orleans area, but, he said, a physical presence in the city would likely draw more people to buy them. “I think there are people who would definitely be hesitant to buy a car when there’s no service locally,” Wolf said. For now, Tesla has a service technician assigned to the city who travels by van, from which he can perform most service needs on site, Wolf said. “It’s just the battery and a very simple electric motor,” Wolf said. “The car has so few parts, the ranger can actually carry pretty much everything he needs to fix the car in his van.” But as the company grows — a new Tesla SUV, the Model X, is planned for release next year — New Orleans would provide a centralized location for Gulf Coast customers, said attorney Todd Slack, another Uptown Tesla owner. “We’re seeing more and more cars pop up in the city,” Slack said. “If they’re perceiving New Orleans is the best place to put it, they’ve got much better information about where the cars are going than we do.”



“Christians are the last group that it is OK to discriminate against in America. But so what? If God is with us, who can be against us?” — Gov. Bobby Jindal, in his May 10 commencement address at Liberty University, the Lynchburg, Virginia, college founded by the late Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell.

Yee-haw and kiss a baby

Texas-style abortion clinic regulations passed


The Louisiana Legislature last week passed a bill by State Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, which would require doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges within 30 miles of a hospital. House Bill 388 passed the state House of Representatives in March and passed the Senate by a 34-3 vote on May 14. It heads back to the House for concurrence in minor amendments and has the enthusiastic support of Gov. Bobby Jindal. State Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, attempted to add an amendment that would remove the “arbitrary” 30-mile radius rule. In its place, doctors would have to receive admitting privileges to any hospital with an obstetrics and gynecology section. Morrell said he was concerned that the bill’s 30-mile radius excludes many areas throughout the state where “there is no hospital within 30 miles, period,” not only making procedures impossible, but setting a precedent for all specialized procedures. That amendment failed 3-34. State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, objected to the bill, calling it a “terrible bill” that “could seriously impede a wom-




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an’s ability to something legal in the state.” “You’re reducing access to a legal surgical procedure,” she told the Senate, adding the bill doesn’t increase the safety of the procedure. “This will inevitably lead to the closure of clinics where the procedure is performed. ... That might be your intent, reducing the ability for a woman to get [an abortion]. ... If you want to stop women from getting access to this, this’ll do it. It hurts women.” State Sens. Peterson, Ed Murray and Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, all Democrats, voted against the measure. Metro area Sens. John Alario, Conrad Appel, A.G. Crowe, David Heitmeier, Danny Martiny and Gary Smith voted in favor. (Smith and Heitmeier are Democrats; the others are Republicans.) Morrell was absent and did not vote. Marjorie Esman, director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana, said in a statement that the bill, once signed into law, “will make health care less accessible and force women back to the days of illegal and dangerous backalley procedures.” “This law is not about women’s health,” said Jennifer Dalven, director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. “It was designed by politicians — not doctors — to end access to safe, legal abortion.” One-third of abortion clinics in Texas have closed following the passage of a similar bill there. HB 388 is among a slate of abortion-related bills this session, including a bill by Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, that would prohibit termination of life-sustaining procedures for pregnant women. — ALEX WOODWARD

Bobby Jindal, guest star New award gets governor on Duck Dynasty premiere In February, Gov. Bobby Jindal met with the Robertson family of TV’s Duck Dynasty fame to present them with a newly created state laurel, “The Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.” That award, according to Jindal’s office, now will be “periodically awarded by the governor to homegrown Louisiana businesses that grow and provide more opportunity, more jobs, and more commerce for the State of Louisiana.” Turns out that award bestowment will be the centerpiece (and plot point) on the Season 6 premiere of Duck Dynasty. A&E, the network that airs the reality show, announced last week that Jindal will be a guest star


on the June 11 premiere, which sounds as scripted as an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies. “In preparation for the big occasion, John Luke volunteers to give the introduction speech but can’t avoid Willie and Uncle Si’s public speaking tips, unwanted as they may be,” the network wrote in a press release. “Meanwhile, Miss Kay enlists Korie and Sadie to pick out an outfit for the event and solicits Phil’s reluctant opinion on her final look.” Jindal isn’t the only Louisiana politician who likes to be seen with the Robertsons, who have a fervent following among evangelicals. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, have both touted their Duck-y bona fides, with McAllister inviting Willie Robertson as his guest to the 2014 State of the Union speech in Washington, D.C. In an official December 2013 press release from the governor’s office, Jindal hailed the Robertsons as “great citizens of the state of Louisiana.” — KEVIN ALLMAN

Vape ’em if you got ’em

E-cigs attacked in legislative bills

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Landrieu goes home in new ads Sen. Mary Landrieu took some heat last month for a TV ad in which she reenacted a moment from a Senate energy committee hearing (complete with onscreen graphics that looked a lot like those used by WWL-TV). The Landrieu campaign said it had recreated the moment because Congressional rules forbid the use of footage from committee hearings in campaign ads. Nevertheless, a state conservative

Changing their stripes

Senate votes to keep tiger caged at truck stop

After failing to pass Senate Bill 250 in April, state Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, reintroduced his bill on May 13 to exempt big cat owners from a state law banning exotic pet ownership. Despite its defeat just a few weeks earlier, SB 250 this time passed narrowly by a vote of 20-18 in the Senate. The bill now goes to the House, where it faces an uncertain future. In the Senate, a number of lawmakers changed their votes on the bill when it came up a second time. Among those who switched sides: Sens. Danny Martiny, Gary Smith and Robert Kostelka, who voted against the bill in April. Sens. Dan Claitor, Yvonne Dorsey-Lacomb and Dan Morrish voted for the measure last month but voted against it May 13. Sen. Ben Nevers, who voted against the bill last month, was absent. Sens. Troy Brown and Mack White were absent for the initial vote last month but voted in favor on May 13. The law would apply to Michael Sandlin, who owns the 13-year-old Siberian-Bengal tiger named Tony, which has lived at Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete for more than a decade. The law would come up against the Louisiana Supreme Court’s rejection of Sandlin’s petition in October 2013 to review the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling that Tony can’t live at the truck stop. In a move to try to stall the bill, state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, tried to derail its referral to the House Natural Resources Committee on May 14. “I wanted you all to know and understand what this animal is going through,” he said before withdrawing his objection to the bill. “I made my point.” — ALEX WOODWARD

James Cobb. Jr.,

author of Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing Home Tragedy, received the gold medal for Southern Non-Fiction at the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The awards will be announced May 28 in New York City. The book — excerpted in Gambit Aug. 6, 2013 — examines Sal and Mabel Mangano’s arrest and trial on criminal charges at the hands of former state Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. following their decision not to evacuate the St. Bernard Parish nursing home before Hurricane Katrina made landfall.

GiveNOLA Day,

a citywide fundraising initiative from the Greater New Orleans Foundation, raised more than $2.2 million for more than 300 area nonprofit organizations. More than 19,000 people contributed online over 24 hours during the May 6 event, part of the nationwide Give Local America initiative.

The Maroon,

Loyola University’s student-run newspaper, received first place in the U.S. for editorial writing in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence awards. The Maroon also received regional honors, including best in-depth reporting, and was named a regional finalist for best all-around nondaily newspaper, website, photography and general news.


raised more than $40,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana during its 125th anniversary crawfish boil at Champions Square on May 10. Zatarain’s boiled more than 27,000 pounds of crawfish at the event, which hosted 8,000 people. The funds will help pay for more than 112,000 meals for families throughout south Louisiana.


Electronic cigarettes are steps away from being prohibited to minors in Louisiana. The currently unregulated industry of e-cigs was targeted by the state Legislature this session, with several bills in the House and Senate attempting to prohibit their sale and distribution to people under age 18. Senate Bill 12 by state Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, would ban e-cig sales and a number of other alternative nicotine products to minors. The bill won final approval on May 15, having passed both chambers unanimously, and now heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is expected to sign it into law. Louisiana will join several states, including Maryland, New Hampshire, New York and Pennsylvania, which have adopted similar legislation. Several other states are considering restrictions on e-cig sales. The bill is among other smoking-related legislation, including state Sen. David Heitmeier’s bills banning smoking near schools and amending the Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act to include e-cigs, and state Rep. Frank Hoffman’s House Bill 168, which would ban smoking within 25 feet of state office buildings. — ALEX WOODWARD

group, Keep Louisiana Working, immediately countered with a six-figure ad buy for a spot called “Actress Mary,” which slammed her for the practice. Landrieu’s latest ads, “Father/Daughter,” which were filmed in her childhood home in New Orleans, take a new tack. The senator engages in some banter with her father, former Mayor Moon Landrieu, who calls his daughter “hardheaded” (“Dad, you’re one to talk,” she replies). Moon Landrieu goes on to laud his daughter’s work on the proposed Keystone oil pipeline and financial advocacy for Louisiana after the BP oil disaster. A second ad (which has not aired locally yet), begins with the senator saying “I’m Mary Landrieu and I approved this message.” Her father asks, “Don’t you say that at the end?” to which she replies with a smile, “You can start with it. I’m not so sure I want to approve at the end of this.” So far Keep Louisiana Working hasn’t had a formal response to this more homespun campaign, but the group may yet have a chance. Both Moon/Mary ads end with the words, “To be continued.” — KEVIN ALLMAN

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perating a huge business such as a casino is expensive — not just for the company that owns it, but also for the municipality where it’s located. While large companies often seek tax breaks and other concessions in exchange for creating jobs and adding to the local economy, cities have to find ways of funding the additional services that go into sustaining those businesses. Such is the case for Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. While the city bears the burden of paying for police protection and other public services that support Harrah’s, the casino pays the state a substantial gaming tax. An April story by CNBC found

thinking out loud Walt Leger III, D-New Orleans, and state Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans. HB 389 would create a special treasury fund called the Casino Support Services Fund, which would send the first $1.8 million of gaming revenue to New Orleans to pay for extra fire, police, sanitation and other necessary services related to Harrah’s. The next $60 million would go to the Support Education in Louisiana First (SELF) Fund, which was established in 2001 for state schools. The next $1.8 million would go to the casino services fund to bring the total to the contractually obligated $3.6 million — still only about half of what the city spends. The bill sailed through both houses of the Legislature with bipartisan support. It now sits — as its predecessors did — on Jindal’s desk. “I’ve spoken to him this year about the bill and how important it is to the city of New Orleans,” Leger told Gambit. “With the assurance that this money is coming in, the city can plan its budget accordingly and won’t have the uncertainty of going back to the Legislature year after year.”


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that Louisiana has the fifth-largest state gaming revenue in the country, while New Orleans is the 15th-highest market for gaming revenue. A 2012 study published by the University of Las Vegas’ Center for Gaming Research showed that Louisiana casinos have been paying more than $500 million annually to the state since 2005. What does New Orleans want in return? Just a guarantee that the state will chip in for basic services that otherwise would be paid by local taxpayers. What does the city actually get from the state? Since Gov. Bobby Jindal took office, not much. For the fifth consecutive year, local lawmakers have worked to secure a permanent source of funding for the investment the city makes in Harrah’s. Each time a funding bill has passed the Legislature — and each time it has been vetoed by Jindal, who has then scrounged for funds to cover some but not all of New Orleans’ expenses. This is unacceptable. When lawmakers passed the original casino legislation in the 1990s, the state signed a contract requiring it to pay the city $3.6 million a year for support services. That’s a paltry sum in a state budget of more than $25 billion, but vetoing that money puts a huge burden on the city. Moreover, the actual cost of those services currently exceeds $7 million a year. This year’s attempt at securing permanent funding is House Bill 389 by State Rep.

What’s different this year is that the bill arrived on Jindal’s desk in mid-May — the earliest ever. By law, a Louisiana governor must sign or veto a bill within 10 days of receiving it (unless it arrives within 10 days of the end of a session, in which case he has 20 days). If the governor neither signs nor vetoes the measure, it becomes law automatically. Before the end of May, Jindal must sign, veto or make no move on HB 389. We hope the governor will finally do right by New Orleans and sign HB 389. He has hinted at supporting similar legislation in past years, only to veto it after lawmakers adjourned. Now he’ll have to make a decision while they’re still in session — and able to override a veto. In the final days of legislative sessions, lawmakers’ nerves often get frayed as they haggle over the budget and other controversial matters. Politically and morally, Jindal should sign the bill. He can’t risk an override, and even the most ardent conservative can’t run for president on a platform of being “anti-city.” New Orleans should be compensated for the services it provides to the state’s only land-based casino — and it should be free to budget with confidence, knowing those funds are guaranteed each year. Both chambers of the Legislature agree. We hope this year Jindal finally agrees, too.

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The money train nce upon a political time, there was the legend of the legislative railcar. It’s just one of those stories I’ve heard, with variations, since the late 1980s — beginning when I was a kid following my sister around while she worked for the Rural Caucus, continuing into my brief stint clerking for the House Appropriations Committee coming out of high school and lasting throughout the past 12 years of covering the Capitol. As the tale goes, there were a number of legislative sessions, some time ago, during which controversial train-related bills were introduced repeatedly. In response, rail lobbyists would have a railroad car pulled into Baton Rouge brimming with big, juicy steaks, liquor and other attractants. It became such a luscious perk that, when the controversy ran dry, some lawmakers allegedly decided to gin up new policy proposals just to keep the Good Times Express on schedule, whether the

checks to gain access and bend influential ears. If they see a problem with how their donations are spent, it seems logical that donors would self-correct, just like the railroad folks did. That’s not happening. Moreover, outrage from average citizens appears muted because most folks don’t fork over their hard-earned money to politicians (except via taxes), and many more surely realize that questionable campaign expenditures don’t involve taxpayer dollars. It’s mostly money moving from the pocketbooks of the wealthy to the political coffers of the powerful. So what’s to be done? There’s something to be said of the state’s current reporting requirements, for without them we would have no idea that politicians are buying wedding gifts and rounds of golf with their campaign contributions. The most likely scenario, which has been batted around in recent years, entails clearly delineating what constitutes acceptable uses of campaign money. Maybe give donors a choice of how they

Lifting the cap on maximum campaign contributions would permit us to see which politicians can be bought, rented or easily impressed by the almighty dollar. want their money spent, just like they can choose to have their donations assigned to the primary or runoff. Another alternative, one being sought by a Super PAC that’s supporting U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s run for governor, involves lifting the cap on maximum contributions and allowing a free-for-all fundraising environment to develop. As long as the reporting requirements are enhanced, it would permit us to see which politicians can be bought, rented or easily impressed by the almighty dollar. As if we don’t already know. Allowing outside groups to spend unlimited money promoting candidates allows candidates to spend campaign money for other items. This could easily lead to another increase in luxury spending, as happened in the wake of the 2008 ethics session. Too many people don’t know or don’t care about what’s going on with campaign contributions. That is a shame. When the public does become passionate about an issue — any issue — politicians almost always pay more attention to the uprising than they accord top donors at a fundraiser. And it doesn’t cost citizens a dime. Without that kind of civic involvement, however, the political trains will continue to run on time.


bills were needed or not. Alas, the gig was up almost as soon as it began as lobbyists figured out what was what. Lawmakers had to settle for landlocked parties and run-of-the-mill steak dinners after that. The truncated good times continued until 2008, when the Legislature, at the urging of Gov. Bobby Jindal, slapped a $50 limit on lobbyist-sponsored meals. That threshold has crept up a bit over the years, because it’s tied to the Consumer Price Index, and lawmakers no longer can accept almost anything of economic value. Now attention is turning to how Louisiana politicians spend money collected by their campaigns, with a recent Times-Picayune/Fox 8 series revealing millions shelled out on fancy meals, sports tickets, auto leases, hotels and more between 2009 and 2013. What we’re seeing is lawmakers spending campaign money on items that used to be provided by lobbyists — an unintended consequence of the 2008 “ethics” session. Noticeably absent from the series are complaints from donors. And while the news outlets’ work is commendable, there hasn’t exactly been a clarion call for action from the public. That’s because most high-dollar donors don’t contribute money with specific expectations of how it will be spent. They buy tickets for fundraisers and write


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Hey Blake,

It looks like the Milne Boys Home at Franklin and Filmore avenues is being fixed up. What’s it going to be? Sasha Eastover

Dear Sasha,


Entrepreneur Alexander Milne was born in Scotland in 1742 and arrived in Louisiana in his mid-30s. He acquired tracts of land from the then-ruling Spanish government and established Milneburg, an area that covered more than 20 miles along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. After the great fire of 1788, Milne amassed a small fortune with his hardware and brickmaking businesses. He never married and had no children. After he died in 1838, his will provided funds to build two asylums for destitute orphans, one for boys and one for girls. For years, the board of directors for the asylums lacked the proper funding to construct a suitable boys’ home on the land allotted by Milne’s estate. In 1932, the Municipal Boys Home, formerly known as the Colored Waifs’ Home, merged with Milne Boys Home, and a new campus was constructed at 5420 Franklin Ave. in Gentilly. Milne Boys Home operated from 1933 to 1986, after which the facility


was used for occasional after-school and summer programs. Since Hurricane Katrina, the buildings have been abandoned, and neighbors have complained that the property is an eyesore that attracts vagrants and illegal activities. Several parties have shown interest in revitalizing the historic structures on the campus, including two colonial-style dormitory buildings. FEMA granted $1.5 million to repair the property after Katrina. The city allocated another $5.6 million, and Gentilly Development District Chairman and state Sen. JP Morrell, D-New Orleans, secured state funding for the project. In keeping with the Milne Trust’s goal of benefiting area youth, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced last year the Milne site would be the new headquarters for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, which runs the city’s recreation and cultural programs. The site also will house NOLA for Life, a Landrieu administration initiative that aims to reduce the murder rate in New Orleans by rebuilding neighborhoods, among other strategies. Crews began clearing mold, asbestos and lead from the property in 2013 and, according to the city, the project should be completed this fall.

Dear Reader,

The former Milne Boys Home is being renovated and should reopen this fall as the headquarters of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and home of NOLA for Life.

Hey Blake,

What can you tell me about the O’Keefe & Krieger furniture store in New Orleans?

Arthur J. O’Keefe III and Jacob L. Krieger were friends who opened a shop in 1945 at 700 Dublin St. in the Riverbend/Carrollton area. The business repaired, refinished, upholstered and sold furniture. Later, the name was changed to O’Keefe’s Interiors, which specialized in interior decorating services and made bedspreads, draperies and slipcovers. A gift shop operated by O’Keefe’s sister, Nora O’Keefe Ibert, was opened downstairs in 1959, but closed 10 years later. At that time, O’Keefe moved his Gallery Interiors of Metairie Road to the Dublin Street shop, where it operated as O’Keefe’s Gallery Interiors until O’Keefe retired in the early 1990s. Today the location is occupied by Painting with a Twist, a studio where groups gather and drink wine while an artist helps them paint canvases. Arthur and Nora’s grandfather, Arthur J. O’Keefe Sr., was mayor of New Orleans from 1926 to 1929, and their father was a city judge in New Orleans. Before he became mayor, Arthur O’Keefe Sr. was a coffee importer and roaster and was the proprietor of Arthur J. O’Keefe Teas and Coffees on the corner of Magazine and St. Mary streets.


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Enraged and engaged, Part 2 n the weeks and months after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, frustration with government’s slow and often inept response to the crisis pushed many New Orleanians to the breaking point. They responded by pushing back. As Gandhi famously said, “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.” Katrina ignited a citizen-driven wildfire of accountability and reform. New Orleanians became enraged and engaged like never before. Reforms that many thought unachievable were achieved in months, or a few short years, because citizens channeled their outrage into political action. We reformed public education, combined the city’s assessors’ offices and overhauled area levee boards. From Day One, the big question was whether we could sustain this new level of civic engagement. In a few months, we will mark the ninth anniversary of Katrina. In his second inaugural address on May 5, Mayor Mitch Landrieu reminded citizens that the fight for New Orleans’ full recovery is far from over. He challenged us to sustain our momentum. “What will we accomplish in our short time together?” Landrieu asked.

In Lakeview and elsewhere, some potholes are pothills. Lakeview business and civic leader Robert Lupo has an answer for the mayor: Fix the streets. Do it now. Frustrated at the lack of street repairs in Lakeview, Lupo began searching for answers. He downloaded a March 2013 press release from City Hall touting more than $230 million in promised street repairs citywide.

“There were 38 pages of projects just in Lakeview,” Lupo says. “Ridiculously, they said the work would be finished in 2013. I went to the website yesterday to see how the work was going, and zero had been completed for Lakeview. … There hasn’t been a single shovel that hit the ground in over a year.” Like the women who launched Citizens For 1 Greater New Orleans from an Uptown kitchen table, Lupo channeled his frustration into action from his office desk. He launched “Fix My Streets” (www.fixmystreetsnola. com). He printed flyers and lawn signs. The message on his website is unambiguous: “We, the citizens of New Orleans, deserve better streets than what our public officials are providing. We must demand performance and accountability for our tax dollars.” When WWL-TV’s “action reporter” Bill Capo featured Lupo and “Fix My Street” (the original name was singular; now it’s officially “Fix My Streets” to reflect a citywide scope), the response was immediate. “I live in Lakeview, but it’s about the whole city,” Lupo says. “We’re getting new signs that will have all the social media information on it.” Lupo smiles when he says “social media,”

because he’s anything but a techie. That’s why Gambit is partnering with Fix My Streets to provide technical and media support. And we want everyone to join in the fun — and the crusade. We’re sponsoring a weekly photo contest — “Pimp My Pothole” — as a way to draw attention to the city’s worst potholes. (The contest motto: If the city can’t fix our streets, we’re going to pimp our potholes.) Entry forms will appear soon on Gambit’s website, Meanwhile, you can engage Fix My Streets via Facebook (, Twitter (@fixmystreets), Instagram (@ fixmystreets) and YouTube ( fixmystreets). We will announce contest winners on our website and track officialdom’s responses (or lack thereof). “In medieval times, people grabbed pitchforks and torches and stormed the castle to demand change,” Lupo says. “That’s what we plan to do — via social media and, if necessary, at the ballot box. The only thing they seem to respond to is irate citizens in a City Council meeting. That level of frustration is where you find me today.” He is not alone.







ne evening each month, Shotgun Cinema transforms the Marigny Opera House into a movie palace different than most. Dusky light streams through windows set too high to cover with black plastic, and in the place of pews where worshipers once sat during Mass, a large riser lined with folding chairs grows crowded as devotees of another sort file in. Just before Shotgun Cinema co-founders Angela Catalano and Travis Bird introduce April’s screening, a four-piece band strikes up “Let’s all go to the lobby and get ourselves a treat!” a tune familiar from the Prytania Theatre, eliciting a chuckle from the audience. The old-fashioned melody serves as a reminder that New Orleans’ love affair with movies is nearly as old as the medium itself. Vitascope Hall, the first permanent cinema in the United States, opened at the corner of Canal Street and Exchange Place in 1896. In the years since, hundreds of movie theaters have opened and closed in the city and surrounding suburbs. Though the heyday of the neighborhood theater is long past, the recent growth of local, independent forms of film exhibition — from newcomers like Shotgun Cinema to expanding offerings from the New Orleans Film Society, now in its 25th year — means the city’s cinephiles enjoy a landscape as vibrant as any since the days when Binx Bolling, the protagonist in Walker Percy’s 1961 novel, The Moviegoer, walked the streets of the French Quarter dreaming of films. “Before I see a movie it is necessary for me to learn something about the theater or the people who operate it to touch base before going inside,” Bolling says in the book. Touching base with the current crop of film presenters, frequent collaborators and sometime competitors who set the agenda for what to see, reveals a diversity of venues, business models and approaches to programming commensurate with a booming film culture. More than five decades after Bolling discovered “treasurable memorable moments” on the silver screen, New Orleans remains a city of moviegoers.


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Below: Will (left) and Hayley Sampson outside their laundryturned-cinema Indywood.




and Exchange Commission yet to determine regulations for such a process, however, potential backers balked. “It kind of went over like a lead balloon,” Twenty minutes before a weeknight Hayley says. “We basically had the option screening of Inside Llewyn Davis, ... to move and try to make this idea work, siblings Will and Hayley Sampson or stay here and try to pivot.” are relaxing with Budweiser tallboys The Sampsons plan to expand into outside Indywood, the laundromatthe realms of crowdfunding and digital turned-theater they opened on Elysian distribution, but for now Indywood Fields Avenue in January. Above the screens an eclectic slate of art house entrance, a sign reading “Wash-Dryhits, Hollywood classics and movies Fold” alludes to the 30-seat venue’s with strong ties to New Orleans. The former life, while the interior, absent latter category, according to Hayley, has a sizable number of ceiling panels, proved the most popular, with the recent suggests a renovation abandoned marching band documentary The Whole midstream. Despite the rawness of the Gritty City drawing nearly full houses space, the Sampsons envision Indywood on successive nights. (Indywood, which as a new paradigm for film distribution holds three to five daily showings in the and exhibition, well-positioned to late afternoon and evening, averages five benefit from New Orleans’ growing attendees per screening.) reputation as a home for filmmakers “It shows that there’s a market for and entrepreneurs. local, local cinema,” Hayley says. “The “This city is about to explode,” says only problem with that, though, for Will, a mustachioed livewire with a the business model, is that there’s a white guitar. “All of the necessary pieces limited supply. So it’s a good thing and a are here.” bad thing.” He and Hayley first conceived Hayley describes the Indywood Indywood as a “crowdfunding for audience as composed largely of “hipsters equity” tech startup, offering investors and aging hipsters” from the Marigny in independent films a slice of the and Bywater, with few teenagers and profits — an alternative to Kickstarter’s families. It’s a population fueling interest rewards system. With the U.S. Securities in independent cinema throughout the


Wendeslaus “Wennie” Schulz (left) and Ellis Fortinberry run mainstream films as well as art house releases at Chalmette Movies. P H OTO BY C H ERY L G ERB ER

The desire to recreate the dynamic cinema culture they encountered while working at the Milwaukee Film Festival and EbertFest in Chicago is

what motivates Shotgun Cinema’s Catalano and Bird. “We have access to the skill set and the equipment and the know-how to do this thing that doesn’t seem to exist here,” says Bird, wearing a purple “Film Is Sexy” T-shirt. “Being excited to go to films is something that, with all respect, is not here as much as it could be.” Shotgun Cinema, which held its first screening in January, differentiates itself from close neighbor Indywood by putting an emphasis on the technical quality of the presentation and presenting programming influenced by what’s happening at nationally renowned venues like New York’s Anthology Film Archives. Thus far, the model appears successful. Shotgun Cinema, which is fiscally sponsored by the nonprofit NOFS, averages 45 viewers at its monthly screenings and raised nearly $4,000 during Give NOLA Day May 6. The founders of Indywood and Shotgun Cinema describe their respective forays into film presentation as an experiment that tested the hypothesis that moviegoers in the city craved uncommon films and novel settings far removed from the luxe atmosphere of The Theatres at Canal Place or the stadium seating of the suburban multiplexes. “It seems like there’s an upswell in interest to exhibit,” Hayley Sampson says. “I’m really hoping that there’s a big enough market to support all of that interest.” Rob Brunet, whose family has run the century-old Prytania Theatre since 1996, is sanguine about the



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city, according to Rene Broussard, founder and director of Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, which opened in 1986. “[Hurricane] Katrina brought in a whole new demographic of young, activist-oriented people who came into the city to help rebuild,” Broussard says. “It’s brought in people who were looking for places like Zeitgeist. ... They’re coming from very diverse places all around the world and they want what they had at home, plus all of what’s great about living in New Orleans.” Clint Bowie, programming director of the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS), similarly attributes the society’s recent growth in part to an influx of newcomers, including filmmakers, who want access to independent, foreign and documentary movies that are unlikely to appear at large chain theaters. NOFS’s membership has increased from 270 to more than 1,200 since 2010, and attendance at its marquee event, the New Orleans Film Festival, has jumped from 8,500 to 22,000 in the same span. “I definitely get a sense that there are a lot of young filmmakers who are moving to the city, and I don’t know if that’s a result of this new ‘Hollywood South,’ or if it’s just that New Orleans is a hip place to come to and hip places draw young artists,” Bowie says. “But I have met a lot of recent transplants, especially filmmakers, who are interested in these art house films.”


Travis Bird (left) and Angela Catalano transform the Marigny Opera House into a movie theater once a month. P H OTO BY V I N C EN T D U C A RN E

Jolene Pinder (left) and Clint Bowie look over submissions to the New Orleans Film Society.






jump in new theaters, recognizing that business has always varied from film to film and is subject to seasonal cycles, fads, and competition from television and now video-on-demand. The single-screen theater’s mixture of first-run movies, midnight screenings, matinee classics and special events not only helps distinguish the Prytania from its competitors, but also embodies the Brunet family’s mission to provide “Hollywood films with an art flair.” “Showmanship is what it’s all about,” Brunet says. “If someone’s got $10 and decides to go to the movies, whether it’s Canal Place, Prytania or some new pop-up theatre, I want them to pick me first. ... That’s why it’s so important for us to put on the best presentation we can.” The desire to serve the community of viewers by showing worthy art films, even when they don’t pay the rent, is what leads Chalmette Movies proprietors Ellis Fortinberry and Wendeslaus “Wennie” Schulz to operate the cinema, which reopened in July 2010, as a “five-and-a-half-plex.” Alongside the mainstream family and action fare that plays on Chalmette’s six screens, Fortinberry and Schulz book short runs of rare and locally produced films that draw moviegoers from as far away as Baton Rouge. Counter-programming is the name of the game when it comes to differentiating Chalmette from its competitors for the limited art house crowd. “Sometimes when we play a movie, we’ll be the only ones in the state to even play the film,” Fortinberry says. “Certain films deserve to be played down here.” Whether New Orleans’ cinephile community can sustain the current number of film-related events in an already glutted cultural landscape of festivals, live music and food, remains an open question. Jolene Pinder, executive director of the NOFS, notes that the organization currently enjoys the largest staff, membership base, attendance numbers and programming slate in its history because of time spent cultivating an audience and forging relationships with partners in the film industry. “It’s not just, ‘Build it and they will come,’” Pinder says. “You have to know your audience,” Bowie adds. “You have to be engaged with an audience in order for your organization to survive. We work so hard to get people to be aware of what we’re doing and to come to our screenings.” To this end, Blake Bertuccelli, a filmmaker and co-founder of the experimental film initiative Cinema Reset, has spearheaded an effort to


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5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. The plush 275-seat Prytania, the oldest operating theater in New Orleans and the only single-screen first-run theater in Louisiana, shows independent hits and blockbusters in state-of-the-art Sony 4K projection, while maintaining the capacity to show 35mm films. The Prytania also offers ongoing series of old Hollywood films (Sunday and Wednesday at 10 a.m.), cult classics (Friday and Saturday at midnight, Sunday at 10 p.m.), and a summer program of children’s movies (Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m., June through August).

Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St.; With a 16- by 9-foot screen and theatrequality projection and sound, Shotgun Cinema’s monthly events exhibit a rare level of technical expertise for what is, essentially, a pop-up picture house. Programming director Angela Catalano’s choices reflect a taste for world cinema with arresting images (Lithuanian sciencefiction film Vanishing Waves) and thematic depth (Agnes Varda’s 2001 documentary The Gleaners and I), though the appeal may be limited to the most adventurous viewers. COMING ATTRACTION: The New Orleans premier of director Richard Ayoade’s The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg as a timid office functionary with a charismatic doppelganger. June 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7

COMING ATTRACTION: The Big Lebowski, with a “Best Dressed Dude Contest” May 23-24 at midnight. Tickets: $11.50 adults, $10.50 students, $9.50 seniors 63 and older and children under 12, $5.75 before 6 p.m.



Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 309-6633; www. Founded in 1989, the film society maintains a year-round calendar of special events and screenings at venues around the city, including the Prytania Theatre, the Contemporary Arts Center and the New Orleans Museum of Art. The society’s annual New Orleans Film Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in October, has twice been named one of the “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker magazine. COMING ATTRACTION: The film society’s “Moonlight Movies” outdoor screening series concludes May 30 at 8:15 p.m. with Jazz on a Summer’s Day, Aram Avakian and Bert Stern’s documentary portrait of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The film will be presented at the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave.) in partnership with the U.S. Mint and Friends of the Cabildo. Tickets: vary


630 Elysian Fields Ave.; Indywood, which has roomy red chairs and a low-key vibe, arranges each week’s selection of recent independent, classic and local films around a theme (“Road Movies” and “Teenage” are among the most recent). Though the projection, limited to DVD and Blu-ray for now, may leave films of a darker palette (Inside Llewyn Davis) looking a little muddy, Indywood screens an engaging and eclectic mix at an affordable price. COMING ATTRACTION: “Local Film Week,” which runs May 15-21, features Louisiana-made films, director Q&As and a Cinema Reset Open Screen event for filmmakers who want to screen and receive feedback on 10-minute selections of their work. Fifty percent of ticket sales go directly to the filmmakers. Tickets: $7

Rene Broussard opened Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Arts Center in 1986 in part to provide a venue for screening independent films. P H OTO BY C H ERY L G ERB ER

ZEITGEIST MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 3521150; The programming at the 27-year-old Zeitgeist reflects founder and director Rene Broussard’s iconoclastic tastes (though he admits to screening films he hates from time to time), influenced by annual visits to the Toronto International Film Festival and relationships with small and medium-sized distributors. In addition to the varied movies offered, Zeitgeist’s performance arts, visual arts and literary events continue to embody the nonprofit media arts center’s motto: “Something for and against everyone.” COMING ATTRACTION: God’s Pocket, the feature film directing debut of Mad Men star John Slattery and one of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final screen roles, runs May 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. and May 22 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general admission, $7 students and seniors, $6 Zeitgeist members

Rob Brunet’s famiy has been in the movie screening business for 100 years, and he keeps his Prytania Theatre operating by diversifying his offerings and adding events. P H OTO BY C H ERY L G ERB ER




bring exhibitors together to improve communication with each other — and the general public. One goal is to create a centralized, online platform to aggregate information about cinematic happenings in the city. More broadly, Bertuccelli hopes collaboration and friendly competition will develop appreciation for cinema in New Orleans, thereby stimulating further interest in presenting local films. “Everyone in this group has their own aims,” Bertuccelli says. “A culture is formed from both the collaboration and the conflict. ... I think it’s driving us to a betterdefined cinema culture in the city.” For now, though, optimism reigns and exhibitors and observers see the combination of film industry attention, population growth and audiences’ passion for cinema as

a boon to all. Actor John Goodman, who recently joined the NOFS as a “Hollywood liasion” for the 25th anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival, draws an analogy to the city’s infusion with music. “What I think would be grand, eventually, with the film society, with the film festival, would be to bring things we wouldn’t normally see, artists coming in to contribute and getting people out as a community to view these films,” he says. “And it opens your eyes up to what’s possible cinematically, artistically. ... It feels good to see something new, man. You would never have thought to think of something that way, look at something that way. It’s like hearing a new (musical) lick. It’s like walking down Frenchmen Street and you hear something and it feels good.”

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Chef Pete Vazquez (left) opened Mimi’s of River Ridge in 2011. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

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any old-line steakhouse for an affordable $20 price complete with sides. While I’m averse to any dessert using the gimmicky combination of bacon and chocolate, the restaurant’s bacon brownie makes the combination seem fresh, using thinly sliced bacon as a flaky, salty crust instead of overwhelming chunks of pork throughout the dessert. The sauce options — sweet, spicy and North Carolina-style vinegar-based sauce — leave something to be desired, with the sweet sauce almost the texture and consistency of clover honey. The vinegar sauce pairs best with the pulled pork sandwich, which has enough texture and mass to offset a condiment that can be mouth-puckering. As for the meat? It’s stellar across the board. While the sausage is juicy, it is on par with other offerings from across the city and is the least impressive of the carnivorous entrees. The ribs are deceptively large, with meat that falls off the bone at the slightest touch. If you have to select only one option, the brisket burned ends are expertly prepared and are flavorful enough to be eaten on their own without sauce. The drink selection is limited (bring your liquor of choice if you’re not a fan of water or root beer) but once your toes get tapping to Conway Twitty and you feast your eyes on the heaping helping of meat on your plate, the trip will be entirely worth the effort. Email Sarah Baird at

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Algiers Point residents looking for a new, outside-the-box dining spot may soon have their wish granted as The Appetite Repair Shop makes plans to open in the neighborhood. Appetite Repair Shop is the brainchild of chef Pete Vazquez, who currently operates the popular weekly pop-upmeets-delivery-service Hush Supper Club outside of Stein’s Market & Deli (2207 Magazine St., 504-527-0771; www. Vazquez is familiar to many diners from his fine dining restaurant Marisol on the edge of the Marigny Triangle. After Hurricane Katrina, Vazquez initiated popup dinners in the courtyard at Bacchanal, often dedicating nights to individual cuisines from around the globe. In 2011, Vazquez helmed the kitchen at Mimi’s of River Ridge. At Appetite Repair, Vazquez plans to serve hot and cold prepared foods, daily specials and dinner items prepared to order. If the menu is similar to the creative dishes currently turned out by Vazquez, diners can expect options ranging from spicy Moroccan goat and couscous soup to green herb polenta with duck liver bolognese. The desserts are imaginative standouts as well, including the best kouign-amann (a buttery, sugary croissant-like pastry) I’ve eaten outside of France. An opening timeline is yet to be determined as the shop raises funds to help make repairs to the new space. — SARAH BAIRD

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Rob and Emily Bechtold opened NOLA Smokehouse. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER


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smoky brisket burned ends; creamy, hearty spoonbread; barbecue-influenced yaka mein cloying sauce options A homey, no-fuss, topnotch barbecue spot where New Orleans pride meets country twang

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am not a scientist, but there must be some kind of inversely proportional law of dining physics positing that the sparser and more barebones the decor of a barbecue joint, the more tender and juicy the meat will be. While the South is full of top-notch barbecue spots, it’s safe to say that the best of the best never consulted an interior decorator. There’s no need for starched linens or conceptual art pieces when you’re in the business of cooking meat low and slow. NOLA Smokehouse helps make the case for this pseudoscientific concept, with sterile white walls, fuss-free fold out card tables and barbecue that’s smoky enough to linger in your clothes, hair and dreams for days after a meal. NOLA Smokehouse is located in an easyto-miss, rust-colored building, and what it lacks in size it makes up for in heart. Chef Rob Bechtold’s foray into barbecue began as a pop-up around town and moved into its permanent digs in March — complete with dozens of bonsai trees as a curious decorative touch. It’s affectionately disjointed. The kitchen is barely separated from the dining room, and Bechtold can be heard singing along to a country-heavy soundtrack, ranging from “One Piece at a Time” by Johnny Cash to a particularly soulful rendition of Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” The focus at NOLA Smokehouse is meat, but the creativity and attention to detail with oneoff dishes and side items helps set it apart from other barbecue spots in the city. The spirited incorporation of local ingredients — like adding Steen’s cane syrup to a perfectly sweet and crunchy, pepper-flaked coleslaw — is inventive without veering too wildly from the script. The spoonbread — a Yorkshire pudding-meets-cornsouffle hybrid — is a homey and comforting Southern specialty and will be a welcome novelty for many diners who have yet to experience cornbread’s softer, creamier cousin. (Full disclosure: I grew up in a town that is home to the annual International Spoonbread Festival.) The restaurant also is constantly trying new concepts and specials, harking back to its nimble pop-up roots. Smokehouse yaka mein takes the New Orleans classic to new heights with a woodsy, smoky broth and well-crusted brisket that could conquer even the worst hangover. The smoked prime rib was perfectly tender and plump — without being gummy — and worthy of






FORK + CENTER [CONTINUED] food shop and luncheon counter, announced it will close its doors the first week of June. “My grandmother Ruby is just ready to retire and travel,” says Michelle Hall, who has been helping run the shop for more than 20 years. “She’s looking forward to the next phase of her life.” A trailblazing health food store, Ruby’s opened in 1980 and became a lunchtime favorite for diners in the area in search of good-for-you fare. The daily menu offers a number of diner classics with a healthy twist, including a mushroom burger, vegetable super sandwich and a daily selection of garden-based soups. If you’re looking to stock up on milk alternatives or have one last egg salad sandwich, head to Ruby’s and pay tribute to a woman who was talking about sprouts and superfoods long before every New Orleans neighborhood had a fresh-pressed juice joint. — SARAH BAIRD

Maple Street Patisserie serves European pastries and breads. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER


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Maple Street Patisserie (7638 Maple St., 504-304-1526;, The University neighborhood spot for European-style pastries and coffee, is scheduled to open its second location in Mid-City May 28 — inside a former chewing gum factory. The grand opening at 8300 Earhart Blvd. will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Complimentary sweets will be served. In addition to the sugary treats patrons have come to expect at Maple Street, an array of European-inspired creative sandwiches and entrees will be offered at the new bistro. Bagel lovers will have a new spot for their favorite morning dough as Maple Street will make “traditional Polish-style [bagels] reminiscent of New York.” The new bistro will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the patisserie hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. — SARAH BAIRD

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In an effort to make every day of June a holiday, New Orleans artist Louise Neal ( is inviting June babies to submit requests for free birthday cakes to be delivered by bike. Neal is calling it The Birthday Cake Project (www.thebirthdaycakeproject. com), and you can still sign up online. On her website, Neal says she wants to call attention to the fact that private holidays are going on every day around us. As part of the project, Neal will document the cake drop-offs with photos and brief interviews. All you have to do to get a cake is be in New Orleans on the day of your birthday and be born in June. You can place an order for vanilla or chocolate cake with vanilla, chocolate or lemon icing. On her website, Neal says she has worked as a baker and has an affinity for making sweets. She has posted all the ingredients in the cakes. Sprinkles are optional. From the artist’s project description: ...I hope to use the act of gifting a cake to document the social and emotional elements of birthday traditions, aging, and communal celebration. By the end of the month, my wish is to meet thirty new people, share a joyous encounter, and leave the project with a collection of photographs and thoughts I can compile and re-present to continue to share the experience with the greater community. — JEANIE RIESS




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Pastry chef and restaurateur Pichet Ong is known for creating gorgeous desserts. He honed his craft in the restaurants of Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York and his own restaurant and bakery, P*ONG and Batch. A former judge on the Food Network shows Sugar Dome and Cupcake Wars, Ong spoke with Gambit about his upcoming turn as judge in The Big Gateaux Show, the burlesque-themed cake competition at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (

What is it like to judge extreme cake competitions?

What tips would you give home bakers who might want to build a big cake?

O: Bakers would definitely have to stage or plan it out very well in advance through sketching and architecture-style work. Beyond the recipes, you really have to time everything that you do. The fondant, for example, can’t be left out for too long or it will become too hard to manipulate. The mousse really has to be set, firmed up and well-rested. So, timing is everything. In the process of making it, there should always be a pretty big backup plan. You always need to make much more of the ingredients than you think you need, because you don’t want to stop and remake an ingredient again because the other parts will either dry out or collapse before you’re finished.

What are you most looking forward to about this competition?

O: I learned about this competition through my friend Tariq Hanna, and I come to New Orleans quite often — at least once a year. I actually had the chance to watch this competition last year completely by chance because I was in town, so I’m looking forward to being more involved this year. When I’m in New Orleans, I really like to eat desserts that feature old-school New Orleans culture like bread pudding, but also local, fresh ingredients. I’m looking forward to getting some strawberries, though I know I’m coming toward the end of the season. — SARAH BAIRD




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Ong: I was a resident judge on Cupcake Wars and Sugar Dome when they aired on Food Network. The cake artists actually have to build massively large cakes — more than human-sized — and because of that, structure becomes very important because [the cakes] want to fall. You don’t know the conditions that the cake will go through when it’s going to be traveling or displayed or the environment where you’ll be creating it, so you have to prepare for the worst. The most impressive cakes I’ve ever seen were during a competition on Sugar Dome, when the wild card element thrown into the show for competitors was pyrotechnics. Some of the cakes had mechanical movement put in — like a rollercoaster. It was really challenging for the cake makers to pull off, especially working with movement, heat and cake ingredients like fondant that easily melt. With cakes, you always eat with your eyes first, so as a judge, cakes have to be arresting and captivating to draw an audience in. Tiered cakes are popular for a reason: They hold up better when they’re smaller on top and heavier on the bottom. You have to take visual risks to make your cake stand out from the competition, though, and see how much you can get away with up top. Ultimately, though, flavor always wins. Personally, I would say my desserts have been known to be Asian-influenced or light instead of big and decadent. When I opened my own restaurant, it was a tasting-menu style, so that theme continued. When I opened my bakery, I was able to do more decadent-style desserts: different cupcakes and cakes that can really stand alone as desserts. They were all rich and flavor-intense.

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BEER buzz In the French Quarter/CBD area, two brewpubs offer locals and tourists food and beer served on the premises. One is New Orleans’ first and oldest brewpub, Crescent City Brewhouse (527 Decatur St., 504-522-0571; www. Gordon Biersch (200 Poydras St., 504-552-2739; www. is part of a national chain of brewpubs, but the beer it serves is brewed at its location in Fulton Alley. Gordon Biersch has undergone a change Gordon Biersch’s tap lineup. in brewers recently, bringing in Daniel Reynolds to replace Tom Conklin. Reynolds is PHOTO BY NORA MCGUNNIGLE a transplant from California and has worked for several breweries including Breakwater Brewing Company, Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. Biersch kicked off its monthly Brewer’s Dinner series in April and hosts the next one May 27. It starts at 7 p.m., and costs $35 for four courses of food with beer pairings. On June 4, Gordon Biersch will launch its summer seasonal, SommerBrau, by throwing a tapping party with a crawfish boil to celebrate the release of the Kolsch-style beer. Crescent City Brewhouse has been experimenting with different styles of beers in addition to producing the German styles for which it is known. Assistant brewer Ryan Woodfill says Crescent City’s current seasonal French Quarter Pale Ale is an American-style pale ale with a clean and crisp hop profile. “We brew many one-off batches throughout the year that include a wide variety of styles,” Woodfill says. “One of my favorite things about brewing is recipe formulation, so it’s important for me to be able to be creative with our seasonal and specialty beers. I’m lucky to be working with a brewmaster [Wolfram Koehler] who is supportive of this.” Alongside the French Quarter Pale Ale, Crescent City Brewhouse’s version of a seasonal Kolsch will be on tap throughout June. — NORA McGUNNIGLE

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Washington State is a well-established wine region, and its Columbia Valley is a large wine-growing area east of the Cascade Range. Charles Smith is a California native who founded this winery in 2001. His passion is for wines that make a big statement, and even his whites are bold and forward. He also likes playful labels that tell his story. Chateau Smith is a blend of 93 percent cabernet sauvignon, 6 percent petit verdot and 1 percent malbec. Its unmistakable rush of black cherry is punctuated by wet earth aromas, toasted herbs and a long, powerful finish. The wine is young and will age well. To drink it now, decant it 30 minutes before serving. Drink it with rare steak, grilled meats, roasts and game. Buy it at: Sidney’s Wine Cellar, Pearl Wine Co. and Whole Foods Market Uptown and Metairie. Drink it at: Stella!, Red Fish Grill. — BRENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at

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Eatmoor in Broadmoor

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2660 The food truck round-up features Guideaux’s, NOLA Girl, Grilling Shilling and Theo’s Pizza.


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5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday Cane & Table, 1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112 Robert Simonson discusses his new book The Old Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore.

Greek Festival New Orleans

5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday Hellenic Cultural Center, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 282-0259 The festival features music, dancing, games and more. There also are traditional Greek items such as souvlaki, spanakopita, tiropita, baklava, loukoumades, Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts and more.






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Artichoke flower salad features grilled artichoke, house-made tzatziki, sun-dried tomatoes and black garlic.

2 La Petite Grocery

4238 Magazine St., (504) 891-3377

Decadent almond and date cake comes with rose caramel and vanilla ice cream.

3 Maurepas Foods

3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072

Wild mushroom soup incorporates brown rice, earthy turnips and flowers.

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“[The marijuana-focused food truck] gives a good platform to educate people about how to eat with cannabis, finding out what works, what might not work. It’s a non-threatening way for people to discover if it helps them at all.” — Garyn Angel, CEO of Seattle-based Magical Butter, quoted in an NPR story about the debut in Denver, Colorado, of its food truck, The Samich, which serves marijuana-infused foods. The menu includes peanut butter and jelly, pulled pork and grilled cheese sandwiches, all made with THC-infused oil, butter or cheese.

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ies around Carmignano blended cabernet sauvignon with sangiovese. When the region aquired a Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOCG) designation in 1974, it was decreed that the wines from Carmignano had to contain at least 50 percent sangiovese grapes and up to 20 percent could be cabernet sauvignon or cabernet Franc, with the rest coming from malvasia, canaiolo nero and mammolo. These red wines are good with Italian dishes or by themselves. In another Old World bastion, picpoul comes mainly from the Rhone region and has also found a home in the Languedoc area of southwest France. The AOC, or regulated appelation of picpoul de Pinet, features an elegant and seductive expression of the grape, where it is paired well with local game and fish, a rare dual billing for a white wine. It has a citrus character and plenty of acid, which helps explains its suitability for food. Sometimes the wine-making process defines the character of a wine instead of the grapes. In Galicia in northwestern Spain, the white wine grape godello, a member of the verdelho family, is harvested on steep hills affected by Atlantic influences. Fermentation of 20 percent of the grapes takes place in oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel. The result is a bright, fresh, citrusy wine with hints of ginger and fennel that goes well with food.





hile there is comfort in familiar and tried and true wines, there also are many benefits to trying new wines. Besides the fun of broadening your palate and entertaining friends with new finds, these wines often are good values. Here are some emerging regions and lesserknown grapes to explore. In southern Italy’s boot lies Campania, which includes the cities of Naples and Salerno and the region of Basilicata. It also is home to the underappreciated aglianico grape. This Italian black grape — transplanted from Greece — is used to make deep red, aromatic, dry wines exhibiting one of the most sought after styles from the area surrounding the dormant volcano Mount Vulture. Aglianico is the main red varietal grown in the province. Many well-made aglianico wines are well-structured with dark fruit flavors, good acidity and firm tannins. The wine has been described as the barolo of the south, a flattering comparison to the Piedmont region’s renowned wine. Although the wines have been deemed worthy of cellaring, the 2011 vintage is approachable now, and so is the price. In central Italy, the village of San Gimignano is known as the Manhattan of Tuscany because of its conspicuous skyline. In the Middle Ages, families of the town demonstrated their wealth by building towers, always striving to build the tallest new marker. Olive groves thrive in the area’s sandstone soils, and so do white grapes such as vernaccia. The grape dates back to the 1200s and may not be related to other Italian varietals using the same name. In recent years, oak aging has been introduced to the winemaking process, which lengthens and softens the crisp aspects of vernaccia di San Gimignano, but its signature acid character continues to be the hallmark of the wine. Carmignano is a city 10 miles northwest of Florence. It has been a winemaking center since the Middle Ages and is notable as an exception rather than the rule. Long before grape blends were allowed in Tuscany, including now popular Super Tuscan blends, the winer-




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May 21-24 New Orleans Wine & Food Experience Various locations and bellinis, and food trucks La Cocinita, Food Drunk, NOLA Girl and the NOCCA truck will serve food on the 900 to 1000 blocks of Royal Street. The Vinola (tickets $150) tasting features only wines that retail for at least $75. There also are seminars for those interested in exploring wine more seriously. The cleverly named “Talk Dirty to Me” panel discussion delves into winemakers’ experiences with vineyard soils. “Simply Sake” is an introduction to sake styles, regional differences and tasting and food-pairing notes. In “Temper Tantrums,” pastry chef Rhonda Ruckman shares tips on using chocolate in sauces, cakes and candy. The Big Gateaux Show is a cooking competition featuring architectural-scale cakes with a burlesque theme. Celebrity judges include Ong and New Orleans’ Tariq Hanna, owner of Sucre and competitor on TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off, Bronwen Weber, a Dallas pastry chef and frequent guest on Food Network Challenge baking competitions. NOWFE is a nonprofit organization with a mostly volunteer staff, and one of its goals is to support culinary programs in the New Orleans area. It has donated more than $1 million to education groups and nonprofits. This year, the primary beneficiary is Cafe Reconcile, the restaurant industry training program for at-risk youth. Other 2014 beneficiaries include Delgado Culinary Arts School, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Culinary Program, Edible Schoolyard, John Folse Culinary Institute, Education Foundation’s ProStart Program and the Louisiana Restaurant Association. The education programs may help the next celebrity chef get started. Or maybe a sommelier. | 2014 Wine Guide

ill sommeliers be the next group elevated to celebrity cheflike status, or become reality TV competitors? “The guy on the street is getting an idea of what a sommelier is,” says Chris Ycaza, president of the board of the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE). “Fifteen years ago, before the cooking competitions started, people starting watching chefs on TV. They started to recognize that that’s a real job.” Mixologists have garnered some of the spotlight in recent years, and maybe sommeliers are next. Wine enthusiasts attending NOWFE, the annual Memorial Day weekend festival, may be excited to meet rising-star sommelier Rajat Parr, author of Secrets of the Sommeliers, or Ian Cauble, the youngest person to earn the title Master Sommelier (a credential attained by a total of 200 people in the last 40 years). But the festival has something for everyone, from casual wine drinkers to drinks enthusiasts who want to jump onto the learning curve of familiarizing themselves with sake, the Japanese rice wine sometimes mistaken for a stronger spirit. For those interested in the culinary side, the Grand Tastings include food from dozens of local restaurants, and The Big Gateaux Show is a top-level pastry competition (see Three-Course Interview with pastry chef/restaurateu Pichet Ong on Gambit, page 27). There’s a seafood cooking competition at Saturday’s Grand T  asting. In its 22 years, some of the festival’s largest events have drawn crowds for the festival-like bounty of food and drink. Grand Tastings at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon (tickets $99 in advance, $119 at the door) feature vintners from around the globe and food from local restaurants. Thursday’s Royal Street Stroll stations vintners at Royal Street art and antique galleries and Zonin Prosecco Park is a new edition to the Stroll. Italian sparkling winemaker Zonin offers prosecco, sparkling rose


Wine Reviews Wines from around the world. NV Casa Dora Cava Brut

S PA IN RETAIL $9-$11 The area just south of Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast is a point of origin for great sparkling wines. These wines, known as cava, have the structure, fruit and qualities — but not the prices — of Champagne or sparkling wines from California. The area is Penedes, and by law, cava must be produced in the classical method — in which the second fermentation takes place in a bottle. This wine is a blend of 50 percent macabeo, 35 percent parellada and 15 percent xarel-lo. It has a pale straw color and flavors of citrus, biscuits, green apple and a hint of spice. Small bubbles indicate the wine is well-crafted. Drink it with everything from potato chips and truffled popcorn to smoked salmon and foie gras. Buy it at: Martin Wine Cellar and Faubourg Wines. Drink it at: Mr. B’s Bistro and Little Gem Saloon.

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2012 Donnafugata Anthilia


S I C ILY, I TA LY RETAIL $11-$16 The woman in flight depicted on the label and for whom the winery is named is Queen Maria Carolina, wife of King Ferdinand IV, who fled her native Naples, Italy, ahead of conquering Napoleon in the early 1800s. She took up residence in Sicily on the estate of this winery, preferring to live in obscurity rather than be a subject of the emperor. Bathed in warm Mediterranean light, the estate produces rich and voluptuous fruit. Anthilia is the Roman name of the city of Entella, and today it also refers to the entire winegrowing region. This was one of the first wines produced by the export powerhouse Donnafugata. The main grape is the catarratto, the most widely planted grape in Sicily, which adds citrusy notes. Minor grapes make up the


remainder of the blend for Anthilia, but catarratto gives the wine most of its character. The wine touches no wood and most of the vinification process is completed in cold conditions to preserve freshness. Drink it with light pasta dishes, barbecue shrimp and grilled scallops. Buy it at: Whole Foods Market on North Broad Street, Vieux Carre Wine & Spirits, Dorignac’s and Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket. Drink it at: Cibugnu, The Italian Barrel, Vincent’s Italian Cuisine Uptown, Allegro Bistro, Cafe Giovanni, Brick Oven Cafe, Ristorante Del Porto and Gio’s Villa Vancheri.

2013 Bieler Pere et Fils Rose

A I X EN P R O V EN C E, FR A N C E RETAIL $11-$13 This rich blend’s varietal grapes each come from a different vineyard in the French countryside of Coteaux d’Aix en Provence. The rose takes its main smoky but soft cue from syrah (55 percent) and gets its backbone from cabernet sauvignon (25 percent). The other grapes include grenache (15 percent), cinsault (5 percent) and rolle (3 percent). Winemaker Charles Bieler’s almost 20 years in the wine industry are not wasted with this effort, an homage to his father, Philippe, and sister, Mira. Also honored is Charles’ daughter Sabine, born 1995, the year of the wine’s inaugural vintage. The grapes reach the press within two hours of picking, leaving little time for skin contact. No wood is used in the fermentation process and the winemaker opted for a light, layered style. The results are bright, fresh flavors of strawberry and cherry, as well as some chocolate notes buried in the syrah-cabernet combination. Drink it with shrimp remoulade, salmon and salads. Buy it at: The Wine Seller, Swirl Wine Bar and Market, Faubourg Wines, Whole Foods Market on Magazine and North Broad streets. Drink it at: Antoine’s, Sylvain, NOLA, Three Muses, Lucky Rooster, Loa, Cowbell, The Delachaise and Louisiana Pizza Kitchen.

2013 Protea Chenin Blanc

W ES T ERN C A P E, S O U T H A FRI C A RETAIL $16-$19 Vineyards on South Africa’s Western Cape are subject to a multitude of geographic and meteorological influences. The terrain is mountainous, ranging to 7,000 feet in height, and it is bordered by both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Chenin blanc, a grape associated with France’s Loire Valley, thrives here and the grape is used in a multitude of wines, including this 100 percent chenin blanc as well as white blends and sparkling wines. For this bottling, the juice ages three months on its lees and cold fermentation occurs in stainless steel. The wine offers the grape’s characteristic flavors of lemon, honeysuckle and pear. Drink it with mussels, sushi, chicken salad and boiled crawfish. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Bar and Market, W.I.N.O., Kiefe & Co. and Whole Foods Market in Metairie. Drink it at: Le Foret, Borgne, The Grill Room, Dominique’s on Magazine, Hotel Monteleone and Cafe Lynn.

2012 J. Portugal Ramos Lima Vinho Verde

P O RT U GA L RETAIL $11 At the point where northern Portugal meets the Galicia region of Spain, the Loureiro area produces elegant, fruit-forward, captivating vinho verde wines. Vineyards proliferate along the Lima River’s banks, with the breezes allowing the vines to cool in the evening. “Vinho verde” is a descriptor used to indicate a young wine. Sometimes the wines exhibit a spritzy character, indicative that malolactic fermentation has taken place and may still be happening. Fruit for these wines usually is grown high off the ground, which allows for other fruits or vegetables to grow underneath. The wine undergoes cold fermentation and touches no oak, resulting in flavors of lemon grass, white tea, minerality and Mediterranean herbal notes. The low-alcohol wine is good as an aperitif or an accompaniment to lighter dishes. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Bar and Market. Drink it at: Le Pavillon Hotel.

2012 Sean Minor Four Bears Pinot Noir

C EN T R A L C OA S T, C A L IFO RN I A RETAIL $13-$15 Pinot noir is such a particular grape that even a difference of a couple vine rows can alter the complexion of the wine. Pinot noirs from the Central Coast of PAGE 8 | 2014 Wine Guide





California are typically denser and blacker than those from Oregon or California’s Russian River. The grapes for this wine were sourced from various sites, harvested at optimum ripeness, destemmed and placed in open-top stainless steel fermenters. After fermentation, the wine was racked to oak for aging. Its flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry are hallmarks of pinot noir, but there are also earth and tobacco qualities, which are associated with bigger, bolder reds. The oaky finish is pronounced because pinot noir can take a big hit of wood, and there’s a final blast of acidity. Drink it with rosemary chicken, duck tamales, grilled tuna and salmon. Buy it at: Swirl Wine Bar and Market and Dorignac’s. Drink it at: Mizado.

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2012 Stadt Krems Gruner Veltliner


K REM S TA L , AU S T RI A RETAIL $15-$17 The Kremstal, awarded its own denomination of origin in 2007, is adjacent to the vaunted Wachau region in Austria. Cool, humid breezes, a Wachau trademark, blend with warm, dry winds from the east, which contribute to the Kremstal’s longer growing seasons. Gruner veltliner, normally a short-season, cool-weather grape, benefits here by developing more complicated, layered textures due to longer hang times and warmer soils. The winery dates to the 1200s and now is owned by a municipality. In the Kremstal, gruner veltliner, the main grape variety for Austria, takes a backseat to riesling and chardonnay, but this gruner is special. White currants, citrus and stone fruit characteristics come together, providing a clean, refreshing wine. It has a low 12.5 percent alcohol content, but its acidic character enhances its appeal in pairing with food. Drink it with spicy Thai and Asian dishes, broiled seafood or fried soft-shell crab. Buy it at: Elio’s Wine Warehouse, Hopper’s Carte des Vins and W.I.N.O. Drink it at: The Pelican Club, Peche Seafood Grill, Cochon, Emeril’s Delmonico, Canal Street Bistro and The Tasting Room.

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2013 Gaia Rose Agiorgitiko

G REEC E RETAIL $18 This rose is made from the most widely planted red grape in Greece. The wine spends only 18 hours on its skins after harvest, leaving the juice a cool pink color and offering aromas of strawberry, watermelon and a hint of sea salt. The flavors

carry through from the bouquet, and the watermelon facets take on a hard-candy quality. The wine is very dry, devoid of residual sugar, and the acid levels are well-defined. It has hints of cherry and gooseberry and at the end, minerality creeps in leaving the mouth clean. Drink it with red beans and sausage, tuna tartare, stuffed eggs and barbecued ribs. Buy it at: Pearl Wine Co. Drink it at: Atchafalaya, Byblos, The Delachaise, Green Goddess, The Tasting Room and Slice Pizzeria on Magazine Street.

2012 Santa Luz Alba Sauvignon Blanc

C EN T R A L VA L L E Y, C HIL E RETAIL $9 Chile’s winemaking industry was established in the 1800s, but it was energized in the early 1970s when winemakers realized the quality of the nation’s growing conditions. The Luis Felipe Edwards family has an estate larger than 2,000 acres, but it is not planted for quantity. This sauvignon blanc proves that the grape can grow in the region and reflects its innate characteristics as well as those of the region. The winery is modern in every way, and this wine touches only stainless steel, with the entire process done under ideal cold conditions. The wine offers herbal and lemon aromas and melon on the palate. Drink it with fresh seafood. Buy it at: Faubourg Wines.

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FR A N C E RETAIL $19 In southwestern France, the region known as the Languedoc is capable of producing a variety of grapes and wine styles. Cremant is a French sparkling wine made in the methode traditionelle, which means the second fermentation occurs in the bottle. This salmon-hued wine comes from around the village of Limoux. It is a blend of 70 percent chardonnay, 10 percent pinot noir and 20 percent chenin blanc. The soft creamy mousse introduces delicate strawberry flavors, red currants, blood orange, freshly baked bread and dried herbs. One also tastes honeysuckle, citrus, grapefruit, apricot, peach and some fig. Drink it as an aperitif with a variety of dishes. Buy it at: Pearl Wine Co. Drink it at: Bayona.

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hether one wants to enjoy wines solo or explore them with food, New Orleans has plenty of options. Below are some wine bars and restaurants that have bar space and food to complement the wine offerings.

Bacchanal (600 Poland Ave., 504-948-9111; A permanent kitchen and an air-conditioned cocktail lounge upstairs haven’t lessened this wine shop’s irreverent, funky feel. Browse Old World bottles, put together a meat and cheese plate, order from chef Joaquin Rodas’ Mediterranean-inspired menu (the kitchen is cash only), and take it to the torch-lit, open-air courtyard. Saturday wine tastings (3 p.m.) are free, and there is live music. Bellocq (936 St. Charles Ave., 504-962-

0911; Inspired by decadent European cafes, Bellocq is a stylish lounge and will revamp its food offerings later this summer, says co-owner Kirk Estinopal. Think luxe cheeses, cured meats, local preserves and pickles, available as takeout picnics or pintxos to accompany Bellocq’s wines (a deep focus on fortified styles, including limited releases like Montenegrin vermouth and fortified barolo). Bottles are flat-priced at $40 each.

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Cava (789 Harrison Ave., 504-304-9034)

Co-owner/general manager Danny Millan has spent decades in the restaurant business, so he knows what customers like. “It used to be French — Bordeaux, Burgundys,” he says. “Now it’s Spain, Argentina, Chile and 60 percent of my wine list is from California.” If you’re unsure, Millan himself can help find a new favorite; enjoy it before dinner on the upper balcony.

The Franklin (2600 Dauphine St., 504-267-0640) In step with Jim Bremer’s local pro-


duce-focused kitchen, beverage director Franklin Buist looks for natural wines — unfiltered, native-yeasted and grown on polyculture farms. “Besides treating Mother Earth properly, it gives the wine a rusticity and timelessness,” Buist says. Look for natural wines with “integrity and lots of value” from regions including Croatia, Lebanon, Israel and the Greek island of Santorini as well as wines to pair with Bremer’s daily specials.

Marcello’s Restaurant & Wine Bar (715 St. Charles Ave.,

504-581-6333; Racked bottles in the dining room mean this wine list is “interactive” — and that diners drink at retail prices, manager Chris Curtis says. Daily happy hours (2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.) take discounts a step further, with half-priced cocktails, beer and wines by the glass. The strong selection of Italian wines is complemented by the kitchen’s Sicilian plates; pair them with a panino or fried calamari.

Mondo (900 Harrison Ave., 504-224-2633; Louisiana and international street food meet their match in a global wine list curated by general manager Jenni Lynch (who wrote the lively descriptions). Many bottles hit what she calls the “sweet spot” price range of $35-$45. Patrons can try by-the-glass breakouts, hailing from Slovenia to Argentina, Chile to California, and locals know to ask for Mondo’s signature sangria: Chardonnay-based, fruity and spiked with a mix of spirits. SoBou (310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095; At this chic saloon, “the food comes in rounds, not courses,” says wine director

Dan Davis. He organized the list of more than 200 bottles by style, with options to sample half-glasses. Sommelier Patrick DiFilippo manages the program, including wine machines that dispense 1-ounce, half- and full-glass pours. Next in that rotation are vintages from New Zealand and Australia. During daily happy hour (3 p.m.-6 p.m.), select wines are $4 a glass.

Square Root

(1800 Magazine St., 504-309-7800; Sommelier Liz Dowty sources food-friendly, adventurous wines to match chef Phillip Lopez’s ambitious tasting menu (courses are matched with virgin drinks, cocktails or wines). Any wine from the pairing menu can be had by the glass, she says (even highend, cult-favorite bottlings), thanks to Coravin tools that pour without pulling the cork. In the second-floor lounge, wines serve as the base for several of Max Messier’s smart cocktails.

The Tasting Room

(1906 Magazine St., 504-581-3880; Toby DeVore grew up on land leased to a grape farmer, so it’s no surprise his wine bar (co-owned with wife Lisa) is all about sampling. To that end, he offers 50 wines by the glass, $20 wine flights (staff picks or build your own) and tastings of five wines for $15 (Wednesday through Saturday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.). DeVore favors small-production, offbeat wines, which jibe with the pop-up restaurant Arabella Casa di Pasta serving food in Tasting Room’s courtyard.

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504-891-1810; Sommelier Cary Palmer has an eye for obscure spirits (he helped lead the Batavia arrack revival) and wines. His latest find is country wine from the Jura region in eastern France (off-menu, so ask for it). “It’s a lesser-known, funky appellation and an alternative to Burgundys,” says Palmer, the wine director at Bouligny Tavern and neighboring Lilette. The former’s list is “more free-form” to go with small plates and includes sakes and sparkling wines by the glass.

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ust as new restaurants keep opening in New Orleans, wine shops also are proliferating. In recent years. Wine shops catering to different clienteles have opened in the Warehouse District and Faughborg Marigny. Below are some of the new and established wine shops in the area.

Second Vine Wines

1027 Touro St., (504) 304-4453 In the few months since opening, Second Vine Wine has created a buzz in the neighborhoods of Treme, Marigny and Bywater. Owners/partners Troy Gant and Louis Keyes have worked for top international companies in the wine and spirits field for more than a decade, and they put those connections to work when opening the shop in the Marigny Triangle. “Our goal is to make our customers feel comfortable whether they come in for a moscato or a barolo,” Gant says. “In addition, we want to educate them, whether it’s just by pointing out a wine region on the wall maps to share the provenance of the wine or something more.” Second Vine also operates as a wine bar and has craft beers as well.

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Bin 428

2801 Magazine St., (504) 269-6200 At Bin 428, Candace Latter put experience at the Creole grande dame Tujague’s to work when she opened the business in early fall 2013. “Because my family is rooted in the hospitality and restaurant industry, I am accustomed to listening to what my patrons want and responding to those requests,” Latter says. “Because Bin 428 is a boutique, we can easily offer the products and the level of service desired by the customer.”

The shop offers a variety of styles, including selections from popular wine-producing regions of France and California, among its roughly 500 bottles. It also offers liquor.

Keife & Co.

801 Howard Ave., (504) 523-7272 Keife & Co. opened nearly two years ago in the Warehouse District. The team of John Keife, wife Aimee Keife and Jim Yonkus put together an emporium that has gained a following with its uncommon, small-producer bottlings, gourmet deli food and wine tastings. The space gets an Old World feel thanks to the period building and savvy design. The store offers a selection of wines, spirits, craft beers, bartending tools and fine cheeses and chocolates and cured meats.

Swirl Wine Bar and Market

3143 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 304-0635 Beth Ribblet and Kerry Tully opened Swirl Wine Bar and Market in Mid-City in early 2006 and it has grown steadily. “We had our best year yet in 2013,” Ribblet says. “But 2014 is off to an even better start than last year. With all the new wine shops opening, that’s proof to me that the New Orleans wine scene is finally coming around.” Ribblet has tried to make Swirl a place to experience wine and learn about it, with a wine bar, wine tastings and other culinary events. Wine offerings are grouped not by region but by characteristics and styles. Twenty-five are available by the glass.

Martin Wine Cellar

714 Elmeer Ave., (504) 896-7300; 3500 Magazine St., (504) 894-7420; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-8081 Martin Wine Cellar recently announced it will rebuild a 14,000-square-foot store at the site of its original shop Uptown. The store at 3827 Baronne St. was shuttered following Hurricane Katrina. “The Baronne Street store is being rebuilt and if the schedule holds, it will reopen later this year,” says CEO Dave Gladden. Martin Wine Cellar originally opened in 1946, and it expanded to a location in Metairie in 1989. The Metairie shop has a deli and offers cheeses, gourmet foods and gifts.

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125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-0593 Adam Acquistapace is proud that his family has been in the grocery business since 1963. The Northshore store expanded its spirits offerings in 2000 and offers 2,000 spirit selections, almost 1,000 different beers and nearly 3,000 wine labels. | 2014 Wine Guide

2805 St Claude Ave., (504) 342-2217 Faubourg Wines owner Catherine Markel got into the wine business accidentally, she says. After Hurricane Katrina, “My career was sidelined, I had a place to live but no job,” Markel says. “This little wine shop opened and I became the lone employee.” Faubourg Wines focuses on affordable, low-production wines. The store strives to carry at least 100 bottles costing less than $15, and there is a selection of wines by the glass for $5. Faubourg also delivers wine orders. Markel lives two blocks from the store and has made it part of her neighborhood. “In just a year I know I’ve introduced many people to wine,” Markel says. “I think we’ve created a very strong sense of community and that‘s what I really love about the store. Wine is the great unifier.”




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The beach ball on the mid-century Wade Pottery piece serves as a handle for a corkscrew that rests in the seal’s mouth when not in use, $225 at New Orleans Silversmiths (600 Chartres St., 504-522-8333;

Clusters of grapes decorate wine glass markers (reproductions of wax seals) that adhere to glasses with suction cups and help guests keep track of their wine glasses, $9.95 for set of eight at Bin 428 (2801 Magazine St., 504-269-6200;

A pewter-finish lazy Susan has a Sonoma Estate Vineyards logo etched on the tray, $175 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 504-899-4223).

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This cork retriever by Vin Bouquet makes an easy job of lifting a cork that’s floating inside a wine bottle, $20 at Hopper’s Carte des Vins (5601 Magazine St., 504-227-3888; www. Practicality with a sense of humor: a full-size fold-up “dry reserve” Vinrella umbrella comes in a hard-shell plastic wine bottle-shaped case, $22 at Judy at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 504-891-7018;

Take wine or champagne with you in an insulated bottle sleeve that comes with a corkscrew in a mesh pocket, $7.99 at Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-8967300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420;

Anne Taintor adds fun to the traditional metal flask with vintage pictures and humorous sayings, $14.99 at Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave., Suite 1C, 504-483-6314; | 2014 Wine Guide

Take your favorite oenophile from casual to dressy with a two-bottle carrying case made of heavy canvas and leather with a handle and a shoulder strap, $275 at Keife & Co. (801 Howard Ave., 504-523-7272;


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hen the industry promotional group Wines of South Africa (WOSA) planned its 2014 U.S. tour, it included a stop in New Orleans. It worked in conjunction with the PBS show Original Fare, which was shooting an episode on wine bars across the country, and Pearl Wine Co. was filmed for the show because of its selection of South African wines, says owner Leora Madden. Shortly after the New Orleans event, WOSA invited Madden and a handful of U.S. retailers on a 10-day tour of South African wineries. The tour shed light on the development of the nation’s wine industry. “It was unbelievable,” Madden says. “We spent three days in Stellenbosch, seeing at least two dozen producers a day and tasting more than 200 wines a day.” The group also picked grapes with winemakers, visited cellars to observe the fermentation processes, tasted wines from barrels and visited Graham Beck Nature Reserve. “The typography, geography, the soils, which are mostly made up of decomposed granite, are in drastically different climates within very short distances apart and I think that’s what makes South African wines so fascinating.” Wine production began very modestly in South Africa with the arrival of the Dutch in the 17th century. Eventually, exports to Britain helped encourage the growth of an industry, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that winemaking took off, as vintners were successfully producing affordable white table wines. In recent decades, South African winemakers have gained acclaim for high-quality reds and whites. Stellenbosch produces highly regarded sauvignon blancs and chenin blancs and is the country’s largest regional exporter, Madden says, adding, “The most important thing I got from the trip is that the Swartland is currently the best wine-producing region in South Africa.” Madden met with some top winemakers who were attracted to the region. “I met a number of distinguished winemakers I’ve been following through the years,” she says. “That

Leora Madden at her Mid-City Shop Pearl Wine Co. P H O T O BY C H ER Y L G ER B ER

was the highlight of the trip, to meet and chat with these winemakers and several of them are coming to New Orleans in September.” “We blind-tasted with the cellarmaster at Chocolate Block in Swartland,” she said. Boekenhoutskloof’s The Chocolate Block is a complex blend of primarily syrah, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, cinsault and viognier. It’s among to a wave of new South African red blends that are drawing attention around the globe. “We visited a new AOC (the South African designation for a wine produced entirely with grapes from a specific region), Hemel-en-Aarde, which is producing some of the best pinot noir I’ve ever had,” Madden says. “I tasted a Sadie Family syrahmourvedre blend and had never dreamed I would taste a wine of that stature and quality from South Africa,” she adds. At Pearl, the shop she purchased a year ago and renamed after her great-grandmother, Madden stocks the syrah-mourvedre blend as well as white and sparkling wines from the A.E. Badenhorst and Mulderbosch wineries and red wines such as Wildekrans pinotage, featuring one of the nation’s signature red grapes. The shop hosts a tasting of South African wine on Wednesday, May 28. Pearl Wine Co. is at 3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 483-6314;

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France’s Loire Valley. “The wine is bright, clean, steely and mineral-driven with a lot of zippiness and energy,” he says. For eggs Sardou, Himel likes the grower Champagne Pierre Pallard Grand Brut or the Henriot Brut Rose. Another option is Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir for its aromatics, excellent acidity and elegant style. “Shrimp and grits is an easy dish to prepare at home for both brunch and as a main course,” Himel says. “Our version involves serving the shrimp in a beer-spiked New Orleans-style barbecue sauce.” Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse serves a slightly different version with jalapeno and cheddar grits cakes. For both of the dishes Himel chooses a Feraud-Brunel Cote-du-Rhone Villages for its soft fruit and low tannin profile. “The wine shows some herbs de Provence and typical garrigue that pairs well with the dish,” he adds. He also notes that the wine would go well with grits and grillades. Himel stays in the Rhone for a pairing with grilled lamb chops, choosing a Domaine St. Damien “La Louisiane” from Gigondas, a grenache and mourvedre blend with that same regional herbal character. At Palace Cafe, Himel turns to Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand, to pair with the oysters pan roast with rosemary and herbed breadcrumbs. Herb-roasted chicken is another dish common to both restaurants and home dinner tables. With Palace Cafe’s rotisserie chicken, Himel recommends Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay or, for

red wine lovers, Roco Winery Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. “The pinot exudes a classic Burgundian personality, with nice aromatics, soft tannins, red fruit and a little spice.” For Palace Cafe’s signature pepper-crusted duck breast with seared Hudson Valley foie gras, Himel likes Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot’s “Fontanilles” from Minervois in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. Crispy braised pork shank with warm sweet potato salad and a seasonal berry barbecue sauce calls for an elegant Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Himel says. “The zin embodies blueberry and raspberry fruit with cocoa powder, a hint of vanilla subtle spice and soft, integrated tannins,” he says. Himel also recommends Northstar, a medium-bodied wine with plum and other dark fruit from Washington’s Columbia Valley. At Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, the most popular dish on the menu is the house filet, which is topped with flash-fried oysters and served with creamed spinach, Pontalba potatoes and bearnaise. Himel selects Chakana Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo in Argentina’s Mendoza province. “The wine has a meaty character with subtle spice, blue and black fruit and soft tannins,” Himel says. Bourbon House calls for wines to go with fried seafood platters including shrimp, oysters and catfish. Himel recommends either of two white wine styles: the rich, texured buttery style found in Lioco Chardonnay from Sonoma County or the Ramey Platt | 2014 Wine Guide

arry Himel began his career with the Dickie Brennan Restaurant Group as a server at Palace Cafe. In 15 years, he’s risen to the job of beverage director at Brennan’s four French Quarter restaurants and has become a certified sommelier. At each restaurant, Himel creates wine lists to match menu offerings with both high- and low-end options. With the array of different offerings at the restaurants, he’s had plenty of experience pairing wines with traditional and contemporary Creole dishes. At Tableau, opened adjacent to Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, eggplant batons are a popular family-style starter. It’s a simple dish of lightly fried aubergine sticks dusted with Creole-spiced powdered sugar. As an accompaniment, Himel recommends an uncomplicated, quaffable Italian white wine, Falesco Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. The wine is a blend of trebbiano, malvasia and roscetto, and Himel says it “has nice acidity to cut through the fat component.” He also suggests a French Alsatian white, Albert Boxler pinot gris. “The Boxler has the boldness and enough body to balance with the weight of the dish,” he says. “When it comes to pairing wine with food, there are many diverse elements to consider, but the similarity of the dish weight and the wine weight is one of the most basic prerequisites,” he says. Both wines also go well with grilled eggplant rounds, salads with eggplant croutons or eggplant Parmigiana, Himel says. One crowd-pleasing dish that many people prepare at home is crabmeat ravigote. At the restaurant, he pairs it with Emile Beranger Pouilly-Fuisse from France. ”It’s an affordable Chardonnay with apple and pear character and some richness to complement the richness of the sauce,” he says. A challenging dish to match is traditional turtle soup with sherry. Himel says he’d pair it with a glass of sherry. “We have several (options) by the glass, but I would suggest La Cigarrera Manzanilla, Sanlucar de Barrameda,” he says. “Sherries are the stepchild of the wine family,” he says. “They’re amazing, unappreciated and pair well with so many foods.” For those who prefer wine with the soup, he recommends a glass of sparkling wine or Champagne, such as Nicolas Feuillatte. Sauvignon blanc is one of the best choices to match with salads. For the classic Lyonnaise salad with frisee lettuce, caramelized onion, fingerling potatoes and bacon topped with a poached egg, Himel selects Domaine Vacheron Sancerre from

Vineyard from Sonoma Coast. The other style features bright acidity, minerality and stone fruit and is embodied by Chateau du Valmer Vouvray. Himel says the Vouvray goes well with boiled seafood. At Antoine’s Restaurant, sommelier Matthew Ousset helps guests choose wines to drink with its traditional Creole dishes, and he oversees a large wine cellar. Ousset began his career at the restaurant as a busboy 33 years ago, and worked his way up to waiter and now wine and beverage manager. For seafood gumbo, Ousset selects Trimbach Riesling. “I’m also fond of the crisp Austrian Hermann Moser Gruner Veltliner Karmeliterberg, Kremstal with the gumbo,” he adds, explaining that it balances gumbo’s smokiness, spice and herbs. Oysters Rockefeller, created at Antoine’s in 1899, go with Louis Latour Meursault, Ousset says. He also recommends Chateau de l’Hyverniere, de Sevre et Maine, which is often paired with oyster dishes. Ousset changes direction for Antoine’s famous oysters a la Foch, which features fried oysters on foie gras-buttered toast with Colbert sauce. He recommends Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir — or Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling for those who prefer a white wine. With shrimp remoulade, Ousset selects the Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone blanc with its blend of viongier and southern Rhone white varietals, offering citrus zest, some minerality and white pepper. German Monchhof Robert Eymael Estate Riesling is Ousset’s choice to pair with escargots a la Bourguignonne. The fruity, spicy and acid-balanced wine works well with the garlic, parsley, herbs and butter. Crabmeat au gratin calls for Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Chassange-Montrachet, says Ousset, who likes the wine’s brightness and lemon peel and dried apple character. “I am also a fan of the more affordable Saint-Veran Domaine de la Croix Senaillet from the Maconnais,” he says, citing its citrus and mineral notes. A longstanding simple favorite are Antoine’s pommes de terre soufflees, fried, puffed potatoes. What does Ousset suggest? “Champagne, of course,” Ousset says. He recommends Henriot Brut Souverain, Nicolas Feuillatte Brut or Piper Heidsieck. Although many classic Creole dishes are seafood based and often pair best with white wines, Antoine’s serves dishes that call for red wines. Rare steak and red Bordeaux wines are a classic combination, and those wines can be costly. But there are affordable options. Ousset suggests pairing beef entrees, particularly the Delmonico center-cut rib-eye steak with Grand Bateau, a Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot from Chateau Beychevelle, which Antoine’s offers for $35.










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AFRICAN Motherland Cafe — 1535 Basin St., (504) 342-2996; www.facebook. com/motherlandcafe — This family restaurant serves Senegalese and Gambian food, and vegetarian dishes are available. Thiebou djenne is a fish and rice stew, and boulettes are fried balls of fish. There also are house-made ginger drinks and wonjo, made with hibiscus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


BAR & GRILL American Sports Saloon — 1200 Decatur St., (504) 522-2410 — This sports bar serves burgers made with house-ground patties, chicken wings, 12 beers on tap and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Bayou Beer Garden — 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., (504) 3029357 — 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) 522-0909; www. — 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. $ Jigger’s Bar & Grill — 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 — The sports bar serves

BURGERS Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar — 2200 Magazine St., (504) 644-4311; www.charcoalgourmetburgerbar. com — This burger specialist’s patty options include beef, bison, shrimp and veggie. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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. 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. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Breads on Oak — 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; — 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 Wed.-Sun., lunch Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Cafe NOMA — New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www. — The cafe serves roasted Gulf shrimp and vegetable salad dressed with Parmesan-white balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $ 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. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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. — Jung’s offers a mix of Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE/DESSERT Angelo Brocato’s — 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream. com — This sweet shop and serves its own gelato, spumoni, Italian ice, cannolis, fig cookies and other treats. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Rue de la Course — 1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343; www.facebook.comruedelacourse — The Downtown sandwich includes turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, tomato, lettuce, sprouts and mayonnaise on a choice of bagel and comes with chips, potato salad or coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

CONTEMPORARY Bayona — 430 Dauphine St., (504) 525-4455; — House favorites on Chef Susan Spicer’s menu include sauteed Pacific salmon with choucroute. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Delachaise — 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; — The bar offers an award-winning wine list and full restaurant menu. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$ Fulton Alley — 600 Fulton St., (504) 208-5569; — The upscale bowling alley’s menu includes sandwiches, salads, meat pies, sliders, deviled eggs and chicken wings. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Ivy — 5015 Magazine St., (504) 8991330 — Chef Sue Zemanick offers a selection of small plates. Grilled lobster is served with arugula, roasted potatoes and corn. Warm snow crab claws come with truffle butter. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit Cards. $$ Suis Generis — 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris. com — The constantly changing

DELI Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery — 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; — This New York-style deli specializes in sandwiches, including corned beef and pastrami, that come straight from the Bronx. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Thu., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ Mardi Gras Zone — 2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone. com — The 24-hour grocery store has

FRENCH Baie Rouge — 4128 Magazine St., (504) 304-3667; — Shrimp and risotto Milanese features jumbo shrimp cooked with lemon over saffron risotto served with hericots verts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GOURMET TO GO 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. $

INDIAN Schiro’s Indian Cafe — 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; — The cafe offers homemade Indian dishes prepared with freshly ground herbs and spices. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ Nirvana Indian Cuisine — 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797 — Serving mostly northern Indian cuisine, the restaurant’s extensive menu ranges from chicken to vegetable dishes. Reservations accepted for five or more. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine — 923-C Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8366859 — The traditional menu features lamb, chicken and seafood served in a variety of ways, including curries and tandoori. . Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN Amici Restaurant & Bar — 3218 Magazine St., (504) 300-1250; www. — Amici serves coal-fired pizza and Italian dishes. The broccoli rabe salsica Italiana pie is topped with marinara, mozzarella, sauteed bitter Italian greens and Italian sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Andrea’s Restaurant — 3100 N. 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www. — Chef/owner Andrea Apuzzo’s specialties include speckled trout royale which is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon-cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Giovanni — 117 Decatur St., (504) 529-2154; — Chef Duke LoCicero serves inventive Italian cuisine and Italian accented contemporary Louisiana cooking. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Mosca’s — 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; — 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. $$$ Red Gravy — 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; — The cafe serves rustic Italian fare, including pork bracciole: pork loin stuffed with cheese, currants and pignoli nuts then braised in tomato sauce and served over house-made pappardelle. Reservations accepted. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAPANESE Asuka Sushi & Hibachi — 7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555; — The Shaggy Dog roll features tempura-fried shrimp, snow crab and avocado topped with crabstick and eel sauce and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Kyoto — 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644 — “Box” sushi is a favorite, with more than 25 rolls. Reservations recommended for parties of six or more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Mikimoto — 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi. com — 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. $$ Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse — 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro. com — Miyako offers a full range of Japanese cuisine, with specialties from the sushi or hibachi menus, teriyaki and tempura. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Rock-N-Sake — 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; — 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 7 On Fulton — 700 Fulton St., (504) 525-7555; — Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Heritage Grill — 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 9344900; www.heritagegrillmetairie. com — This power lunch spot offers dishes like duck and wild mushroom spring rolls with mirin-soy dipping sauce and pan-fried crab cakes with corn maque choux and sugar snap peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ Manning’s — 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans. com — A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with two-potato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips are served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ PAGE 34


Somethin’ Else Cafe — 620 Conti St., 373-6439; — Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Treasure Island Buffet — 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 4438000; www.treasurechestcasino. com — The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites including seafood, salad and dishes from a variety of national cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

sandwiches and bar noshing items. Half or full-round muffulettas are filled with Italian ham, Genoa salami, provolone cheese and house-made olive salad and served toasted. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ The Rivershack Tavern — 3449 River Road, (504) 834-4938; www. — 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. $

Antoine’s Restaurant — 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; — Signature dishes include oysters Rockefeller, crawfish Cardinal and baked Alaska. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Cafe Gentilly — 5325 Franklin Ave., (504) 281-4220; cafegentilly —Crab cake Benedict is French bread topped with poached eggs, a hand-made crawfish sausage patty and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Ignatius Eatery — 3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242; www.ignatiuseatery. com — The menu includes classic Creole dishes such as red beans and rice, speckled trout meuniere and crawfish etouffee as well as sandwiches, salads and pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Landing Restaurant — Crowne Plaza, 2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-5611; — The Landing serves Cajun and Creole dishes with many seafood options such asLouisiana crab cakes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Ma Momma’s House — 5741 Crowder Blvd., (504) 244-0021; — Traditional homestyle Creole dishes include red beans and rice, shrimp pasta, fried chicken, cornbread and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Palace Cafe — 605 Canal St., (504) 5231661; — Palace Cafe serves creative Creole dishes. Crabmeat cheesecake is topped with Creole meuniere. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$$ Roux on Orleans — Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www. — This restaurant offers contemporary Creole dishes including barbecue shrimp, redfish couvillion, gumbo and catfish and shrimp dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$ Tableau — 616 St. Peter St., (504) 9343463; — Tableau’s updated Creole cuisine includes bacon-wrapped oysters en brochette served with roasted garlic butter and grilled Two Run Farm lamb chops served with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Willie Mae’s Scotch House — 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 — This neighborhood restaurant is known for wet-battered fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

a deli and wood-burning pizza oven. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ Martin Wine Cellar — 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie , (504) 896-7350; — The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Qwik Chek Deli & Catering — 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 4566362 — The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $






Marti’s — 1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; — This brasserie serves traditional French and contemporary Louisiana cooking. The grande plateau fruits de mer features whole Maine lobster, chilled shrimp, marinated snow crab claws, oysters on the half shell and scallop ceviche. Grilled Texas quail is served with spaetzle, oyster mushrooms, corn and Pommery mustard sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$ Ralph’s On The Park — 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www. — Popular dishes include turtle soup finished with sherry, grilled lamb spare ribs and barbecue Gulf shrimp. Tuna two ways includes tuna tartare, seared pepper tuna, avocado and wasabi cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Restaurant R’evolution — 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www. — Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto present a creative take on Creole dishes as well as offering caviar tastings, house-made salumi, pasta dishes and more. “Death by Gumbo” is an andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail with a roux-based gumbo poured on top tableside. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Sainte Marie — 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www. — Barbecue jerk shrimp are served with coconut rice and mango chow chow. Sam’s Yak A Mein combines braised beef, chicken, shrimp, egg noodles and a soft-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Tivoli & Lee —The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www. — The restaurant offers a modern take on Southern cuisine in a small plate format, with dishes ranging from andouille potato tots to fried oysters. The pied du cochon is served with braised Covey Rise Farms collard greens, bacon and pickled Anaheim peppers. Half a roasted chicken comes with dirty spaetzle, sweet tea glaze and greens. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$ Tomas Bistro — 755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942 — Tomas serves dishes such as bouillabaisse New Orleans, filled with saffron shrimp, mussels, oysters, Gulf fish, crawfish and pesto aioli croutons. Crispy fried wild catfish is served over stone-ground grits with Cajun tasso. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Tommy’s Wine Bar — 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790 — Tommy’s Wine Bar offers cheese and charcuterie plates as well as a menu of appetizers and salads from the neighboring kitchen of Tommy’s Cuisine. No reservations. Lite dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEDITERRANEAN/ MIDDLE EASTERN Attiki Bar & Grill — 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756 — This restaurant and hookah bar serves an array of Mediterranean dishes. Tomato Buffala features baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with basil and olive oil. Grilled filet mignon is topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides.

Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ Pyramids Cafe — 3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 — Diners will find Mediterranean cuisine featuring such favorites as sharwarma prepared on a rotisserie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN Casa Borrega — 1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www. — The barroom and cantina is decorated with folk art, and there’s seating in the back courtyard. Chicken enchiladas are served with mole, rice and beans. Pozole de puerco is Mexican hominy soup featuring pork in spicy red broth with radish, cabbage and avocado and tostadas on the side. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Juan’s Flying Burrito — 2018 Magazine St., (504) 486-9950; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 569-0000; — Juan’s serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, salads and more. Roasted pork tacos are topped with spicy slaw. Vegetarian Mardi Gras Indian tacos feature roasted corn, beans, cheese and spicy slaw on corn tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant — 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995; — This surf shack serves California-Mexican cuisine and the bar has a menu of tropical cocktails. Todo Santos fish tacos feature grilled or fried mahi mahi in corn or flour tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and shrimp sauce, and are served with rice and beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MUSIC AND FOOD Bombay Club — 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub. com — This elegant French Quarter hideaway is styled like an English manor and is known for its martini menu. Louisiana crab and roasted Creole tomato fondue is finished with manchego cheese, scallions and grilled crostini. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ The Columns — 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; — There’s live music in the Victorian Lounge at the Columns. The menu offers such Creole favorites as gumbo and crab cakes and there are cheese plates as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Gazebo Cafe — 1018 Decatur St., (504) 525-8899; — The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up jambalaya, red beans and rice and gumbo. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ House of Blues — 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; — 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. $$ Little Gem Saloon — 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www. — Little Gem offers creative contemporary and Creole dishes and live jazz. Louisiana black drum is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with spinach, black-eyed peas and sherry cream. Rabbit and cauliflower gratin is served with apple-cabbage preserves. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ The Market Cafe — 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; — Dine indoors or out on seafood either fried for platters or po-boys or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee or shrimp Creole. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly steaks on poboy bread and gyros in pita bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 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. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

NEIGHBORHOOD Bar Redux — 809 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux. com — The menu combines Creole favorites such as crawfish etouffee and gumbo, Caribbean items including jerk chicken and Cuban sandwiches and burgers, fried chicken and rib-eye cheese steaks. Outdoor seating available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $$ Cafe B — 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www. — This cafe serves an elevated take on the dishes commonly found in neighborhood restaurants. Grilled redfish is served with confit of wild mushrooms, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onion and aged balsamic vinegar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ Joey K’s — 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; — This casual eatery serves fried seafood platters, salads, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. Daily specials include braised lamb shank, lima beans with a ham hock and chicken fried steak served with macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Katie’s Restaurant — 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www. — Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. There also are salads, burgers and Italian dishes. No reservations. Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PAN ASIAN Lucky Rooster — 515 Baronne St., (504) 529-5825; — The menu features

OUT to EAT a mix of Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Japanese dishes. Korean-style fried chicken is served with chili-garlic sauce and kimchi slaw. Lucky Rooster soup comes with five-spice chicken, wokseared vegetables and crunchy wontons. The bar offers creative cocktails and house-made sodas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA 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. $ Mellow Mushroom — 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom. com — The Holy Shiitake pie tops an olive oil and garlic brushed crust with shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, carmelized onions, mozzarella, montamore and Parmesan cheeses and black truffle oil. The Enlightened Spinach salad is topped with dried cherries, apples, candied pecans and feta cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Slice Pizzeria — 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; — Slice serves pizza by the pie or slice, plus salads, pasta and more. The Sportsman’s Paradise pie is topped with Gulf shrimp, andouille, corn, diced tomatoes and caramelized onions. Full bar available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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 Bear’s Poboys at Gennaros — 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226 — The roast beef po-boy features beef slow-cooked in house, sliced thin, soaked in gravy and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on toasted Leidenheimer bread. The 10-ounce Bear burger is topped with roast beef debris, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo on a toasted brioche seeded bun and served with fries or loaded potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ Killer Poboys — 811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; — At the back of Erin Rose, Killer Poboys offers a short and constantly changing menu of po-boys. The Dark and Stormy features pork shoulder slowly braised with ginger and Old New Orleans Spiced Rum and is dressed with house-made garlic mayo and lime

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. — The Peacemaker layers fried local oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Angus’ pot roast beef po-boy is served dressed on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Short Stop Po-Boys — 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboysno. com — Popular po-boy options include fried shrimp or fried oysters and roast beef, featuring beef slow cooked in its own jus. Short Stop’s gumbo combines smoked andouille sausage and chicken. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Thu., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SEAFOOD Bourbon House — 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse. com — Bourbon House serves seafood dishes including New Orleans barbecue shrimp, redfish cooked with the skin on, oysters from the raw bar and more. Large picture windows offer views of Bourbon Street, and the bar is stocked with a large selection of bourbons. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ Chad’s Bistro — 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www. — The seafood Napoleon features fried eggplant medallions topped with crabmeat on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin sauce. The seafood boat is a bread loaf filled with fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and stuffed shimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri. dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ Galley Seafood Restaurant — 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 8320955 — Galley serves Creole and Italian dishes. Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant — 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; — The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 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. $$

STEAKHOUSE Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse — 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www. — Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse — 716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467; www.dickiebrennansrestaurant. com — The house filet mignon is served atop creamed spinach with masa-fried oysters and Pontalba potatoes. Popular starters include the jumbo lump crabcake made with aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Friday, dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TAPAS/SPANISH Mimi’s in the Marigny — 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868 — The decadant Mushroom Manchego Toast is a favorite here. Hot and cold tapas dishes range from grilled marinated artichokes to calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THAI Thai Mint — 1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; — Basil eggplant features pork, chicken, beef or shrimp sauteed with eggplant, onions, bell peppers and basil in spicy sauce. The Adamun Hunter features a soft-shell crab over sauteed scallops and calamari, spicy shrimp, long beans and sweet basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VIETNAMESE Doson Noodle House —135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 — Traditional Vietnamese pho with pork and beef highlights 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. $$ Lin’s — 3715 Westbank Expressway, (504) 340-0178; www.linsmenu. com —The menu includes Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Vietnamese “Shakin’” beef features beef tips and onions served with rice. Singapore-style vermicelli is a stir fry of noodles, shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, carrots and bamboo shoots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$ 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 and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. & Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $ Rolls-N-Bowls — 605 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 309-0519; — This casual Vietnamese eatery serves spring rolls, pho, rice and vermicelli bowls, banh mi, stir fry entrees and bubble tea. The vermicelli bowl features noodles over lettuce, cucumber and carrots; shrimp are optional. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $


Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza — 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; www. — There is a wide variety of specialty pies and diners can build their own from the selection of more than two-dozen toppings. The menu also includes salads and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Spring six-pack New releases from New Orleans artists. By Alex Woodward


ocal bands often release new albums in time to introduce them to audiences at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and many other spring festivals. Here’s a look at six albums released this spring.

Glen David Andrews Redemption (Louisiana Red Hot Records) Glen David Andrews seems to be constantly at the front line of the New Orleans “culture war,” where his personality outpaces even his most ardent supporters. In his latest album, Redemption, Andrews warns — or confesses — in “NY to NOLA,” “I keep having dreams of demons in my sleep.” His powerful trombone playing and gravelly, gospel-like intensity channel funk and guitar-powered soul and distills them to well-earned star power. “You don’t know what I know, and you ain’t been where I’m going,” he sings on “You Don’t Know,” featuring a toned-down Anders Osborne. But Redemption is Andrews’ show, and he’s in full testimonial swagger. The album also shows Andrews’ improvement as a more focused performer. “I can’t stop the rain from falling, but I can change myself,” he sings in standout “Surrender.” “Look at me now, I’ve changed myself for the better.”

Mahayla Electricspaceagesweetheart (Serial Lover Records) Dave Fera is one of New Orleans’ best pop songwriters. The unassuming frontman for Big Blue Marble regrouped Mahayla, a band modeled after ’90s earworming, unabashed pop from bands like Ash and Archers of Loaf. Fera is in better-than-ever electric form on Mahayla’s impressive “return” album, Electricspaceagesweetheart, the first release on the band’s label. (“If I can get some sleep, I can turn this world around,” Fera sings on standout track “Wilder-

Rebirth Brass Band Move Your Body (Basin Street Records) The elder statesmen of contemporary brass bands, Rebirth Brass Band gave Jazz Fest crowds an early taste of its follow-up album to the Grammy Award-winning 2012 release Rebirth of New Orleans. Move Your Body comes out June 24. The band’s party-ready record reliably pairs its massive, layered horns with big, blasting hooks. Its 11 tracks have a casual, live feel (this is not headphone music, after all), evident from opener “Lord Lord Lord, You Sure Been Good to Me,” which drops gospel into an exuberant second line. Jazzy riffs in “Rebirth Groove” and “Take ’Em to the Moon” round out the sweaty block parties powering the sing-along title track. “On My Way” has the band slowing to out-of-character sub-reggae speeds, sounding more dirge-like and tuneless compared to the following track, “Who’s Rockin’, Who’s Rollin’?” Its tight, Latin-influenced horns are a refreshing reminder of what the old school still can bring to the stage. Rotary Downs Traces (self-released) Rotary Downs’ latest full-length album features bigger, heftier riffs from the lean pop of its sleeve-worn influences Pavement and Built to Spill. It signals ’70s space rock with opener “Orion,” with Zack Smith’s motorik drums and star-gazing keyboards propelling a chugging bassline, followed by the bulky synth

and static minor keys on “Tent City.” That deftly controlled bass Mahayla released guitar propels “Anthony’s Odyssey,” Electricspaceagesweetheart. which easily could have emerged from a lost Gary Numan guitar-pop project. Recorded at Marigny Recording Studio, Traces also takes on disjointed Talking Heads funk (“Country Killers”) and reaches into the far-outer rims of psychedelic pop (“The Sandwich Islands” is pure The Soft Bulletin-era bliss). The band’s expansive, confident sound ensures another long run as a commander of New Orleans rock. Sirens Blossom Talk (Community Records) Michelle Ausman and Kimberly Vice debut their haunting duets on Blossom Talk, which bursts with doubled vocals and killer harmonies. Backed with little more than their ukulele or guitar (with additional instrumentation from Ross Farbe of punk band Native America, who also recorded the album), their inventive vocals draw from a Southern palette of blues and folk, and the album’s intimate, bedroom quality focuses squarely on their surreal stories and singing. (For an idea of its aesthetic, its album art features a photograph of the duo as conjoined birdlike sisters buried in a bird’s nest.) Despite the ukulele’s tinny repetition throughout and a few too many strums where more empty space would let the duo breathe, the album’s highlights are strong — “Dig” (with its mantra-like refrain, “Dig the garden / the garden grow”) sounds like a surreal, forgotten folk traditional, and the almost-pop of “Dedicated” tightens into a catchy, skeletal soul song with a “whoa-oh” chorus and handclaps. A drum skitters into the album’s closing track, “Deadso,” with a rapidly plucked ukulele and the duo’s gorgeous, lingering vocals.


the bally who? A Pilferer’s Patience (self-released) When the bally who? wakes from hibernation, pay attention. Its latest project — inspired by the acclaimed New Orleans puppet adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox — takes a head trip into the source material with gorgeous, swirling psychedelic harmonies from Rene and Jacques Duffourc with a lush, feedback orchestra of saxophones and miscellaneous sound. The band pulls the dark whimsy thread from Roald Dahl’s classic as the opening harmonies on “Into the Woods” bleed into a dizzying marching band chant (“everyone all in, all in, everyone in”). We meet the familiar “Farmers Three” (the farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, “shoot to kill, they will”). And a climactic “Cannonball Suite” brings the story to its surf guitar-powered finale. It’s an imaginative, exciting album and an inspired spin on a classic.

ness.”) The album — recorded at the Living Room Studio and at Fudge with Better Than Ezra’s Tom Drummond — marries jangly guitar-pop and oversized anthemic rock, all unpacking Fera’s nostalgic themes (in his instantly recognizable nasal, earnest bubblegum voice). Though dormant for nearly a decade, Mahayla still displays killer songwriting chops (“What if she came to me, would she be kind/ and if she stayed with me, do you think that she’d want to do anything I would, or would she leave me?” Fera sings on “If I Could Have Her Tonight”).



Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old U.S. Mint — James Westfall, 2 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lars Edegran, Topsy Chapman & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Clockwork Elvis, 8 Rusty Nail — Jenn Howard, 9



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TUESDAY 20 AllWays Lounge & Theatre — Wasted Lives, 9 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 8 Bombay Club — Lucas Davenport, 7 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8; The Yakiniku AllStars, 10:30 d.b.a. — Treme Brass Band, 9 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook, Wendell Brunious, 9:30 Dragon’s Den — Punk Night, 10 Gasa Gasa — Progression hosted by Sasha Masakowski, 8


Hi-Ho Lounge — The Most Wanted Brass Band, 9

Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy, 4; The Orleans 6, 6; Antoine Diel & the New Orleans Misfit Power, 10



Armstrong Park — Jazz in the Park: Bonerama, N’awlins Johnnys, 4

AllWays Lounge & Theatre — Bustin Out, 10

Banks Street Bar — Bert Wills, Clint Boyd, 9

Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30

Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6

Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10

Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7

Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 7

Buffa’s Lounge — Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand, 8; Josh Paxton, 11

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7

Bullet’s Sports Bar — Neisha Ruffins, 7:30

Cafe Negril — Gettin’ It, 7; Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Chickie Wah Wah — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 8 Circle Bar — Laura Meyer, 10 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10

d.b.a. — Jon Cleary, 7; The Junior League, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — The Peter Honan 4, 9:30 Dragon’s Den — DJ Housefly, 10 Freret Street Publiq House — Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 House of Blues — Jenna McSwain, 8

House of Blues — Lucinda Williams, Kenneth Brian Band, 8

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Meghan Stewart, Too Darn Hot, 9:30

Kerry Irish Pub — Jason Bishop, 9

Dragon’s Den — Dancehall Classics feat. DJ T Roy, 10

Little Gem Saloon — Charlie Miller, 5

Gasa Gasa — Jneiro Jarel Presents: Viberian Experience, 8

The Maison — Gregory Agid, 6; Swamp Donkeys, 9

Hi-Ho Lounge — Jonathan Brown, 9

Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 10:30

House of Blues — Jet Lounge, 11

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Michael Liuzza, 7

House of Blues Voodoo Garden — Domenic, 6

Oak — Keith Burnstein, 9

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Les Autres, 7; Tom Henehan, 9 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Richard Scott, noon Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Isla Nola, 8; Michael Liuzza, 10 Old U.S. Mint — Musical Rangers, Hubie Vigreux, Robin Boudreaux, Mike Harris, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Truckfighters, Star & Dagger, Ossacrux, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 Spotted Cat — Andy Forest, 2;


Tuba Skinny, 6; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 10

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

Kerry Irish Pub — Chip Wilson, 9 Little Gem Saloon — Andre Bohren, 5; Nayo Jones, 8 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Shotgun Jazz Band, 7; Midas, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, 10:30

Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Kid Merv, 7

Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Debbie Davis, Matt Perrine, Joshua Paxton, 6

Kerry Irish Pub — Tim Robertson, 9

Old Point Bar — Hatchett Boys, 8

Lafayette Square — Wednesdays at the Square: Dave Jordan & the NIA, Jacob Landry & the Right Lane Bandits, 5 Little Gem Saloon — Joshua Paxton, 5; Glen David Andrews, 8 The Maison — Messy Cookers Jazz Band, 6; Smoke ‘n’ Bones, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Fresh Funk feat. Eric Benny Bloom, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — John Renshaw, 9; Aaron Maras, 10

Old U.S. Mint — Matt Hampsey, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, 2 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Tim Laughlin, Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Rivershack Tavern — Two Pieces and a Biscuit, 8 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Wayne Singleton, Same Ol’ 2 Step, 8:30 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Geoff Clapp Quintet, Wess Anderson, 8 & 10 Spice Bar & Grill — Stooges Brass Band, 9 PAGE 40




Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; Jumbo Shrimp, 10 Vaughan’s — Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill & the Heart Attack, 9

FRIDAY 23 Apple Barrel — Barbarella Blue, 5:30 Banks Street Bar — City Zoo, 10 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 Bombay Club — Lyn Drury, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Honor, 5; Leslie Cooper, 8 Bullet’s Sports Bar — Guitar Slim Jr., 7:30 DMac’s — Vincent Marini, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Carl LeBlanc, Ellen Smith, 10 Funky 544 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 2 Gasa Gasa — Emily Kopp, Hazy Rey, 9 Golden Lantern — Nighthawk, 7 Hangar 13 — Pitts vs. Preps, 9:30; Pulse Friday: Rroid Drazr, Kidd Love, 1:30 a.m. House of Blues — MadFro, AJC, Rejected Youth, 9 Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, 10 Kerry Irish Pub — Patrick Cooper, 5; Bob Dylan Tribute feat. Foot & Friends, 9


Le Bon Temps Roule — Josh Paxton, 7


Little Gem Saloon — Lucas Davenport, 5; Ingrid Lucia, 8; Ra Ra Racket, 10:30 The Maison — Jon Roniger, 4; The Billionaires, 7; Jesse Smith Project, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Dave Jordan Band, 10:30 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Daniel Black, 7; Richard Bienvenu, 8; Rebecca Green, 9; Sydney Beaumont, 10 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Bellevue College Jazz Band, 3

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, 9

Marley, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Vernel Bagneris, Orange Kellin’s NO Blue Serenaders, 8 & 10

Kermit’s Treme Mother-In-Law Lounge — Neshia Ruffins, 7

Spotted Cat — Andy Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Trio, 6; Cottonmouth Kings, 10; Late Night with Dr. Sick & the Late Greats, 2 a.m.

Le Bon Temps Roule — Chris Klein & the Boulevards, 11

St. Roch Tavern — James Jordan & the Lonely Nights Band, 8 Tipitina’s — Blackalicious, 10 Treasure Chest Casino — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 7 Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market — Aaron Foret Band, 7

SATURDAY 24 21st Amendment — Chance Bushman, Adam Arredondo, Russell Ramirez, Joseph Faison, 8 Banks Street Bar — Mike Dill & Friends, 1; Wendy Darling, 3; Sweet Deluxe, 5; Carolyn Broussard, Scotch Hounds, 7; Honky Tonkin Donkey, 9; Mike Darby, 11 The BEATnik — Jason Neville Band, 9 Blue Nile (Balcony Room) — Washboard Chaz Trio, 7 Bombay Club — New Orleans Jazz Vipers, 9:30 Bourbon O Bar — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 9:30 Brazil Taco Truck — Chris Klein & the Boulevards, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Tim Paco, 11 a.m.; Royal Rounders feat. Jerry Jumonville, Freddy Staehle, 5; Staehle, Paxton & Stone, 8; Keith Burnstein, 11

Kerry Irish Pub — Hurricane Refugees, 9

Little Gem Saloon — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7 & 9 Louisiana Music Factory — Jon Roniger Gypsy Land, 2; Mo’ Jelly Band, 3 The Maison — Fais Do Do feat. T’Canaille, Gal Holiday, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; The Brassaholics, 10:30; Pinettes Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. Maple Leaf Bar — The Return of Groovesect, 10:30 Melius Bar & Cafe — Broken Hearts Pharaohs, 9 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Simple Life, 8; Kylie Rothfield, 9; Matthew Cochran, 10 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park — Delia Nakayama, Peter Nu, noon Oak — Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, 9 Old Point Bar — Ratty Scurvics, 8; Deltaphonic, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Bellevue College Big Band, 2 One Eyed Jacks — Lost Bayou Ramblers, Pine Hill Haints, 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 Pearl Wine Co. — Scott Sanders Quartet feat. Olivier Bou, 8 Prytania Bar — HEATWAVE! Dance Party, 9 Rivershack Tavern — Pig Pen & the Porkchops, 10

Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club — Debauche: Russian Mafia Band, 10

Rock ’n’ Bowl — The Iguanas, Paul Cebar, 9

Checkpoint Charlie — The Olivia DeHavilland Mosquitoes, 6

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Guitar Extravaganza feat. Warren Batiste, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Detroit Brooks, 8 & 10

Circle Bar — The Shivery Shakes, Ben and DC, Hairy Lamb, 10

Shamrock Bar — Roxy Roca, 10

Spotted Cat — Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 2; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen St. All-Stars, 10

Oak — Billy Iuso, 9

Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6:30; Cherie Mannino, 8

Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Hill Country Hounds, 9:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Vivaz!, 10

One Eyed Jacks — Andrew Duhon feat. Cardinal Sons, Cliff + Sasha, 9

Dragon’s Den — White Colla Crimes, 10

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock Duo, Justin Peake, 9:30

Funky 544 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 2


Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Pearl Wine Co. — Sarah Gromko Trio, 8 Rivershack Tavern — The Strays, 10 Rock ’n’ Bowl — Dale Watson,

Hangar 13 — Flyy-By Nite, 1 a.m. Hi-Ho Lounge — Hustle with DJ Soul Sister, 11

Banks Street Bar — Ron Hotstream & the Mid-City Drifters, 7

House of Blues — Red Fang, Big Business, American Sharks, 8; Stephen “Ragga”

Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7

Bayou Barn — Cajun Fais Do Do, 2


Robert Ellis


Robert Ellis has country bona fides (small-town Texas upbringing, current Nashville residency) and a generous tenor that bends pitch like his tonsils are dual whammy bars. With his third LP The Lights From the Chemical Plant (New West), Ellis has the record to match: an impeccably produced collection of drifter ballads and fadedsuede blues, one foot in the unreeling narrative traditions of Don McLean and Robert Ellis MAY Paul Simon (whose “Still Crazy After All These Years” 8 p.m. Monday gets a seamless update), the other nudging him into The Beatnik, the arranged classical-folk strains of Andrew Bird. 1638 Clio St. For every ringing steel guitar and aluminum banjo, there’s an against-the-grain surprise, be it the bass tap dance and smoldering solo that exit “Houston” or the Moonlighting saxophone busking through the fermented love song “Bottle of Wine.” Buffed to a crystalline sheen by engineer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits), Ellis spins his yarns as the book and music to a modern opry, no less grand or ole for reverse-pining over an anti-Betty Draper in escapist opener “TV Song,” or killing himself for leaving her behind on sobering closer “Tour Song.” It’s still country; there are no happy endings. Caleb Caudle opens. Tickets $10. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS


Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like It Hot, 11 a.m.; Nattie’s Songwriter’s Circle, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, 8 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6; Curtin, Bois, 10 d.b.a. — The Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6

Dragon’s Den — Church, 10 Funky 544 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 2 Hangar 13 — Bass Massive Mob, 10 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Treme Brass Band, 7

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — John Mahoney Big Band, 8 & 10

Dragon’s Den — Medicine, 10

Spotted Cat — Pfisters Sisters, 2; Ben Polcer & the Grinders, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sound, 10 Tipitina’s — Sunday Youth Workshop feat. Raymond Weber Allstars, 1; Cajun Fais Do-Do feat. Bruce Daigrepont, 5 Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center — Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock Duo, James Singleton, Will Thompson IV, 8:30

MONDAY 26 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, 9 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10

Kerry Irish Pub — Beth Patterson, 9

BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6

The Maison — Dave Easley, 4; Brad Walker, 7; Corporate America, 10

Buffa’s Lounge — New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp, 8

Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Open mic night feat. Iain Micah Weigert, 7 Old Point Bar — Amanda Walker, 3:30; Tom Witek Quartet, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8

Bombay Club — Monty Banks, 7

Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club — Andrew Duhon Trio, 7 Chickie Wah Wah — Alexis & the Samurai, Sweet Crude, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, A Funeral Walkaway Parade, 6 d.b.a. — Luke Winslow-King, 7; Glen David Andrews, 10 Dmac’s Bar & Grill — Danny Alexander, 8

Gasa Gasa — MagnOramic Mondays feat. Magnetic Ear, 8 Hi-Ho Lounge — Bluegrass Pickin’ Party, 8 Kermit’s Treme Mother-InLaw Lounge — Bobby Love & Friends, 7 Kerry Irish Pub — Kim Carson, 8:30 The Maison — Chicken and Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 7; The New Orleans Super Jam, Gene’s Music Machine, 9:30 Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, 9

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Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Dave Easley, 8; Dave Maleckar, 9; The Genial Orleanians, 10 Old Opera House — Chicken on the Bone, 7:30 Old Point Bar — Romy Kaye Jazz Trio, 7 One Eyed Jacks — Fu Manchu, Electric Citizen, 9 Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10


DMac’s — Michael Pearce, 11 a.m.; Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 6

Rock ’n’ Bowl — Paul Varisco & the Milestones, 5

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God’s Not Dead (PG) — A student’s faith is tested when his professor asserts that God does not exist. Elmwood, Slidell, Regal


God’s Pocket (R) — The questionable construction death of one man’s stepson sends him and his neighborhood into turmoil. Zeitgeist




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Godzilla (PG-13) — Humanity rises to the challenge as Godzilla emerges once again. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Prytania, Regal, Canal Place


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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13) — A strange company hires supervillains to attack Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield). Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Bears (G) — This Disney nature documentary follows a bear family in Alaska. Chalmette, Slidell Beyond All Boundaries (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater Brick Mansions (PG-13) — Paul Walker stars as an undercover cop trying to prevent a drug kingpin from ruining Detroit. Elmwood, Westbank

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13) — Captain America (Chris Evans) battles a Soviet agent. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) — In Wes Anderson’s caper, a hotel concierge befriends a lobby boy. Elmwood, Canal Place

Divergent (PG-13) — In a world where being different means certain death, a young girl must learn why before it’s too late. Westbank, Regal Draft Day (PG-13) — The Cleveland Browns’ general manager (Kevin Costner) works hard to acquire the No. 1 draft pick. Elmwood

Great White Shark 3D (NR) — Shark encounters are shared in the documentary. Entergy IMAX Heaven Is for Real (PG) — Randall Wallace directs the film adaptation of Todd Burpo’s book about a dad sharing his son’s story of going to Heaven. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal

Exposed (NR) — A burlesque performer takes the art form to new levels. Zeitgeist

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D (G) — Morgan Freeman narrates a film about lemurs in Madagascar. Entergy IMAX

Fading Gigolo (R) — A gigolo and his manager confuse money for love. Canal Place

The Jewish Cardinal (NR) — A man who was born into Judaism and later converted to





Belle (PG)

OPENS Based on the remarkable real-life MAY Directed by Amma Asante story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illeStarring Gugu Mbathagitimate daughter of a British Navy Raw and Tom Wilkinson admiral and an enslaved African woman in 18th-century England, Belle Limited release hinges on historical events that led to the abolition of slavery in England and elsewhere. Belle was raised in luxury at London’s Kenwood House by her great-uncle, William Murray, the first Earl of Mansfield and Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Director Amma Asante’s film focuses on Belle’s romantic tribulations as a young woman of mixed race who was raised as an aristocrat but would never fit into that world. The story plays out amid a burgeoning anti-slavery movement and a historic legal ruling by Lord Mansfield on the infamous Zong massacre, in which the owners of a slave ship threw about 142 slaves into the ocean to drown in 1781 in hopes of later receiving insurance money for lost cargo. Belle’s Hollywood-style romance emerges victorious from an epic battle with the more interesting historical drama at its center. The two stories are bound together; historians suggest Lord Mansfield’s rulings on social justice issues were influenced by his experiences raising Belle, whom he loved as his own daughter. But an in-depth look at the Zong massacre and its ensuing legal battle might have made a more compelling film. Though British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw does a credible job as Belle, it’s Tom Wilkinson as Lord Mansfield who steals the show. Belle is at its best when Wilkinson conjures a mix of fatherly understanding, upper-class practicality and deeply felt social responsibility, qualities he manages to embody with precious few words. The real-life Belle’s story deserves no less. — KEN KORMAN


FILM LISTINGS REVIEW Catholicism rises through the ranks of the church. Chalmette Joe (R) — A teenage boy befriends an ex-convict who is searching for redemption. Chalmette Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (PG) — Dorothy returns to Oz to save her old friends from new foes. Clearview, Elmwood, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Million Dollar Arm (PG) — A sports agent goes to India to find a new pitcher. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Moms’ Night Out (PG) — Moms ask their husbands to watch the kids while they go on a girls’ night out. Clearview, Elmwood, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Neighbors (R) — A husband and wife’s lives are altered when a new couple moves in next door. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Only Lovers Left Alive (R) — Two lovers reunite as the world falls apart. Elmwood, Canal Place The Other Woman (PG-13) — Three women get revenge on the man who has been cheating on them all. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place Particle Fever (NR) — Six physicists work on the Large Hadron Collider to push science to new levels. Canal Place

The Railway Man (R) — A British WWII prisoner of war confronts his Japanese prison guard decades later. Elmwood Rio 2 (G) — In the 2011 animated film’s sequel, a family of blue macaws tries to adjust to life in the Amazon. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Kenner, Slidell, Regal Stage Fright (R) — A musical theater camp is victimized by a killer who hates musical theater. Zeitgeist The Unknown Known (PG-13) — Errol Morris examines the career of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Indywood Movie Theater Watermark (PG) — Man’s relationship with water is explored. Zeitgeist

OPENING FRIDAY Blended (PG-13) — A blind date

Tchoupitoulas (NR) — Three brothers discover New Orleans late at night. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Indywood Movie Theater

X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13) — Present-day X-Men team up with their past selves to save the future. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Canal Place

To the Limit (NR) — Two brothers attempt to set the world record for speed climbing on Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan rock formation. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deutsches Haus


Vertigo (NR) — A private investigator falls in love with his subject. 10 a.m. Sunday. Prytania

Back to the Future (PG) — A teenage time-traveler must ensure that his parents meet in high school. 2 p.m. Sunday. Elmwood The Big Lebowski (R) — A slacker is mistaken for a millionaire as he gets caught in a misdirected crime. Midnight Friday-Saturday. Prytania D-Day’s Sunken Secrets (NR) — New technology and findings better explain the planning behind D-Day. 6 p.m. Thursday. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (PG) — One Air Force General’s decision leads to what may be an irreversible path toward all-out nuclear war. 4 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday. Indywood Movie Theater Father-Like Son (NR) — A recent college graduate soon has a new dad his own age. 10 p.m. Wednesday. Indywood Movie Theater Free the Mind (NR) — A neurologist studies the physical effects of compassion. 7:30 p.m. Monday. Zeitgeist Girl Rising (PG-13) — Nine girls born into hard lives across the globe still dream and aspire for education. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Ashe Cultural Arts Center Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of my Mother (NR) — A model aspires to be the first African-American supermodel but struggles with depression and addiction. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Contemporary Arts Center King of Herrings (NR) — A group of slackers make their way through manhood in New Orleans. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Indywood Movie Theater Labyrinth (PG) — A teenage girl and her infant brother enter a world of goblins and mazes. 8:15 p.m. Friday. The Brick Yard



Thru May 22

Joe is not the first book by the Joe (R) MAY late Mississippi writer Larry 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily Brown to be adapted into a film — that distinction goes to Arliss Chalmette Movies Howard’s 2001 Big Bad Love. But 8700 W. Judge Perez Joe may be the film Brown’s deDrive, Chalmette voted fans have been awaiting. (504) 304-9992; It comes by its Southern Gothic bona fides honestly: Director (and Southerner) David Gordon Green cut his teeth working on a documentary directed by his mentor, Gary Hawkins, called The Rough South of Larry Brown. (Jeff Nichols, who directed last year’s Mud, also worked on the documentary). Hawkins wrote the screenplay Green used to make Joe. The result is a film that’s faithful to the gritty, dark and violent world of Brown’s novel and benefits from a major comeback performance by Nicolas Cage in the title role. Joe gets darker — literally and figuratively — as it moves along. It’s the kind of film where blows and bullets arrive unexpectedly and danger always hangs in the air. Joe, who runs a crew that poisons trees for a lumber company, struggles to make sense of the chaos and squalor in his small Southern town. His life changes when 15-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan, who also starred in Mud) and his abusive alcoholic father Wade (Gary Poulter) join his crew, and Joe finds purpose in helping the teenager survive his surroundings. Sheridan keeps up admirably with Cage, but it’s the scene-stealing performance by Poulter — a real-life homeless man found on the streets of Austin, Texas, who died shortly after filming Joe — that may help render the film a cult classic. Poulter’s monstrous Wade is not easy to take. But the character shows that in Larry Brown’s world, as in life, redemption is not always possible. — KEN KORMAN


Least Favorite Love Songs (NR) — The locally produced online comedy focuses on a young Bywater woman. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Indywood Movie Theater Looking for Johnny (NR) — Johnny Thunders, former member of New York Dolls, dies mysteriously in NewOrleans in 1991. 8 p.m. Thursday. Zeitgeist Lord Byron (NR) — A man lives with his ex-wife and her new boyfriend. 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Indywood Movie Theater Louisiana Short Films Panel (NR) — Locally produced short films are shown. 10 p.m. Tuesday. Indywood Movie Theater

The Man Who Knew Too Much (PG) — A family on vacation gets caught in an assassination plot. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Prytania Night of the Living Dead (NR) — Radiation causes the dead to come back to life as a group of friends hides in a rural house. Midnight Friday. Indywood Movie Theater Pina (PG) — The film focuses on the late choreographer Pina Bausch’s life. 4 p.m. & 10 p.m. Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Monday. Indywood Movie Theater Singin’ in the Rain (G) — The 1952 musical features actors as their industry moves away

from silent films. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Kenner Spartacus (PG-13) — A slave-turned-Gladiator leads an army of slaves. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Wednesday. Elmwood Steve Chong Finds Out That Suicide Is a Bad Idea (NR) — Four friends find out that one of them plans to kill himself. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Indywood Movie Theater Stripper (R) — Six women discuss their livelihood as they prepare for the First Annual Stripper’s Convention in Las Vegas. 8 p.m. Friday, 10 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 p.m. Monday. Indywood Movie Theater

AMC Clearview Palace 12: Clearview Mall, 4486 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-1257. AMC Elmwood Palace 20: 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-2029. AMC Westbank Palace 16: 1151 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 263-2298. Ashe Cultural Arts Center: 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070. www. The Brick Yard: Chartres Street at Montegut Street Chalmette Movies: 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 304-9992. www.chalmettemovies. com Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800. www.cacno. org Deutsches Haus: 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie, (504) 522-8014. www. Entergy IMAX Theatre: 1 Canal St., (504) 581-4629. www. The Grand 14 Esplanade: 1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 229-4259. The Grand 16 Slidell: 1950 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 641-1889. www. Indywood Theater: 630 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 345-8804. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater: 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944. www.nationalww2museum. org Prytania Theatre: 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787. Regal Covington Stadium 14: 69348 Louisiana State Hwy. 121, Covington, (985) 871-7787. The Theatres at Canal Place: The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-2540. Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center: 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 8275858.


Penguins 3D (PG) — A king penguin returns to his native land in the sub-Antarctic to find a mate. Entergy IMAX

gone wrong only gets worse for two single parents. Clearview, Elmwood, Westbank, Chalmette, Kenner, Slidell, Regal, Canal Place





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Angela King Gallery. 241 Royal St., (504) 524-8211; — “Homage to Color,” talk with artist Peter Max, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

A Gallery For Fine Photography. 241 Chartres St., (504) 568-1313; — Photographs and photo books from all eras by various photographers, ongoing.

Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico. 901 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 528-3722 — “My Conversations with Nature,” paintings by Belinda Shinshillas, opening reception 6 p.m. Friday. Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; art-gallery — “Whitewashed,” mixed media by Joseph Gregory Rossano, opens Thursday.


Le Musee de F.P.C. 2336 Esplanade Ave., (504) 233-0384; www. — “New Orleans Free People of Color & Their Legacy,” pastel portraits, opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.


New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 899-8111; — Student exhibition, opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College,” opening reception 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Alex Beard Studio. 712 Royal St., (504) 309-0394; — Drawings and paintings by Alex Beard, ongoing. Anton Haardt Gallery. 2858 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; — “Deep Blues,” Southern folk art group exhibition, ongoing. Ariodante Gallery. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233; — “Erin Lee Gafill: Colorscapes,” mixed media group exhibition, through May. Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico. 901 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 528-3722 — “Art Syncopation,” paintings by Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera, through Tuesday. Arthur Roger Gallery. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; — “Chihuly,” architectural installations by Dale Chihuly, and “Still Lifes,” oil paintings by Amy Weiskopf, both through July 12. Barrister’s Gallery. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www. — “Illuminated Vessels,” works by Marcela Singleton; “Subterraneous,” paint-


Played to Win and City in Mind

What happens when a female artist who spent most of her life in the subtropical South moves to the frigid North? If longtime New Orleanian Elizabeth Fox’s paintings are any guide, the adjustment may Played to Win: Recent paintings be full of surprises. While THRU much of her past work JUNE by Elizabeth Fox reflected New Orleans’ Boyd Satellite Gallery, 440 Julia St. tropical languor, her new (504) 581-2440 home, Maine, has long been a bastion of austere New England attitudes. But this may be changCity in Mind: Monotypes THRU ing, as we see in Drag by Barbara Brainard MAY Queens in the Rain Cole Pratt Gallery, 3800 Magazine St. (pictured). Drag queens gathered like bevies of (504) 891-6789 colorful tropical birds are a common French Quarter sight, but it’s disorienting to see them outside a rustic country cabin in the North. A painting of an ice fishing scene looks traditional at first, but a cutaway view reveals a bag of money on a fishing line dangling through a hole in the ice — a reminder that Maine is now a hotbed of heroin distribution. Fox’s dreamlike views of office workers, based on her years at a prominent local law firm, provide continuity, but if her typically slinky office women and ambitious metrosexual males sometimes look a little lost in their new environs, this also may be a reflection of the Pine Tree State’s 21st-century identity crisis. In these works, Fox’s flair for social commentary seems as sharp as ever. The atmospheric qualities of particular places can be surprisingly psychological. In Barbara Brainard’s monoprints at Cole Pratt Gallery — images reflecting her views of the city as seen from her bicycle — the human presence is implicit, appearing as recently emptied garbage cans scattered in the street, or as a ramshackle old building comprising countless additions that make it look like a kind of human hive. Looming over it all is blazing summer light filtered through the city’s gelatinously humid air, and here nature itself appears as a colorfully unpredictable character that we dare not ignore. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT



ings and videos by Shawn Hall; “Transmographies,” paintings by Adam Montegut, all through May. Beneito’s Art. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; — Oil paintings by Bernard Beneito, ongoing. Boyd | Satellite. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www.boydsatellitegallery. com — “Played to Win,” oil paintings by Elizabeth Fox, through June 3. Byrdie’s Gallery. 2422 St. Claude Ave., (504) 656-6794; — “berlanderi - In the Belize Delta,” sculptures and pulp paintings by Megan Singleton, through June 9. Callan Contemporary. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; — “I Search in Snow,” mixed media by Sibylle Peretti, through May. Carol Robinson Gallery. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www. — “Symbols and Surfaces,” mixed media by Mary Hardy, through May. Catalyst Gallery of Art. 5207 Magazine St., (504) 220-7756; www. — Group exhibition of New Orleans-inspired art, ongoing. Chester Allen’s Oasis of Energy. 221 Dauphine St., (504) 292-8365; — “Universal Groove,” silversmithing by Chester Allen, ongoing. Cole Pratt Gallery. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www. — “City in Mind,” monotypes of New Orleans streetscapes by Barbara Brainard, through May. Courtyard Gallery. 1129 Decatur St., (504) 330-0134; www. — New Orleans-themed reclaimed wood carvings by Daniel Garcia, ongoing. Du Mois Gallery. 4609 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; — “Voyages,” mixed media by Ken Kenan and Harriet Burbeck, through Aug. 30. The Foundation Gallery. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.

ART LISTINGS — “Earth Vision,” paintings by Faye Earnest, through June 7. The Front. 4100 St. Claude Ave., (504) 301-8654; — “FATHOM (MCMLXXVI),” photography by Ryn Wilson; mixed media by Yukako Ezoe and Naoki Onodera; “Thirds,” mixed media by Hunter Thompson, Lindsay Preston Zappas, Jamie Solock, all through June 8. Gallery Burguieres. 736 Royal St., (504) 301-1119; www.galleryburguieres. com — Mixed media by Ally Burguieres, ongoing. Garden District Gallery. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; — Louisiana Watercolor Society’s international exhibition, through Sunday. Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. — “Middle Digit,” sculptures by Aaron McNamee, through June 8. Graphite Galleries. 936 Royal St., (504) 565-3739; www.graphitenola. com — Group mixed media exhibition, ongoing.

LeMieux Galleries. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries. com — “Summer Stars,” astrology-themed paintings by Jon Langford, through May. Lisa Victoria Gallery. 616 Royal St., (504) 315-0850; — Mixed media group exhibition, ongoing. Live Art Studio. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245; www.liveartstudio. com — Giclee prints of jazz musicians by Sarah Stiehl, and “Louisiana Waltz,” photography by Richard Weller, both through May. M. Francis Gallery. 1938 Burgundy St., (504) 931-1915; — Acrylic on canvas by Myesha, ongoing. Michalopoulos Gallery. 617 Bienville St., (504) 558-0505; — “Down and Dirty,” paintings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing. Morrison. 1507 Magazine St., (504) 451-3303; www.morrisonsculpture. com — Sculpture and drawings by Thomas Randolph Morrison, ongoing.

Hall-Barnett Gallery. 237 Chartres St., (504) 522-5657; www.hallbarnett. com — “Tides,” paintings by Matteo Neivert, through May.

New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; — Hand-blown glass trumpets by James Mongrain and metal saxophone sculptures by Robert Sarpy, both through May.

The Hotel Modern. 936 St. Charles Ave., 504-962-0900; — “The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Chapter 3,” mixed media by Sanford Biggers, through May.

Newcomb Art Gallery. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; — “Early Modern Faces: European Portraits 1480-1780,” exhibition of paintings by old masters, through June 29.

J & S Gallery. 3801 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 952-9163 — Wood carvings and paintings by local artists, ongoing.

Octavia Art Gallery. 454 Julia St., (504) 309-4249; — “Fluid States,” photography by Michel Varisco, through May.

La Madama Bazarre. 1007 St. Mary St., (504) 236-5076; — Group exhibition celebrating the whimsical and weird sides of Louisiana, ongoing.

Second Story Gallery. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; — “Images from Paradise,” drawings by Madeleine Faust, through May.

St. Tammany Art Association. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; — “Minding the Gap,” paintings by Linda Dautreuil, through Saturday. Staple Goods. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; staplegoods — “GRAPHite,” drawings by Robert Lansden, through June 8. Stella Jones Gallery. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, (504) 568-9050; — “Conjuring New Orleans Music: Voodoo, Gumbo and Snowballs, Too,” mixed media group exhibition, through May. Three Rivers Gallery. 333 E. Boston St., (985) 892-2811; — “Ferrous and Flora,” ambrotypes by Robert Dutruch, through June 7. UNO-St. Claude Gallery. 2429 St. Claude Ave., (504) 280-6493; www. — “Material Lifespan,” sculptures by Corbin R. Wayne Covher, and “Redd Hott Fiyah,” collages by Darel Joseph, both through June 8. Whisnant Galleries. 343 Royal St., (504) 524-9766; — Ethnic, religious and antique art, sculpture, textiles and porcelain, ongoing.

— Cartoons from Feast Yer Eyes magazine, ongoing. La Divina Gelateria. 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; — Art and photographs by Thom Bennett, Mary Moring and Rita Posselt, ongoing. Top Drawer Antiques. 4310 Magazine St., (504) 897-1004; — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. Treo. 3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 6509844; — Mixed media group exhibition, ongoing.

CALL FOR ARTISTS Contemporary Arts Center. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; — Curator Regine Basha seeks works by female artists in New Orleans. Visit for details. Deadline June 11. Douglas Redd Cultural Summit. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — There is music, dance, art and panels. The event is open to all artists. Email babaluther@ for more information. Deadline May 31.


No Dead Artists. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — Art is sought for the 18th annual No Dead Artists exhibit. Visit for details. Deadline June 16.

Bar Redux. 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; — “Spiritual Beliefs and the Resurrection of Life,” mixed media by Michael Roman, ongoing.

Swap Meet NOLA. St. Margaret’s at Mercy, 3525 Bienville St., (504) 279-6414; www.stmargaretsno. org — The art and farmers market seeks artists.

Basin Street Station. 501 Basin St., (504) 293-2600; www.basinststation. com — Scale model of the French Quarter in 1915, ongoing. Bonjour Lingerie. 4214 Magazine St., (504) 309-8014; bonjournola — Mixed media black light art by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

MUSEUMS Contemporary Arts Center. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “30 Americans,” group exhibition of works by black artists from the past 30 years, through June 15.

The Country Club. 634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742; — “All Amzie All the Time,” group exhibition of art celebrating Amzie Adams, ongoing.

Historic New Orleans Collection. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www. — “Shout, Sister, Shout! The Boswell Sisters of New Orleans,” mixed media exhibition about a local 1920s and 1930s trio, through Oct. 26.

Hey! Cafe. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682;

Historic New Orleans Collection. Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for

Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; — “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere,” by Richard Sexton, through Dec. 7. Irish Cultural Museum. 933 Conti St., (504) 481-8593 — “Jewellery Box — Irish Hidden Gems,” photographs by Daragh Muldowney, through Saturday. Louisiana Children’s Museum. 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; — Architecture exhibit by The Historic New Orleans Collection, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo. 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www. — “The Louisiana Photographs of Robert Tebbs,” photos of plantations from 1926, through June 1. “Images and Instruments: Medical History,” artifacts and images of 19th- and 20th-century medical equipment, ongoing. Louisiana State Museum Presbytere. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — “Krewe of Hermes: The Diamond Jubilee,” an overview of the Carnival organization, through December. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” interactive displays and artifacts, and “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items, both ongoing. Madame John’s Legacy. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www. — “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans”, ongoing. New Orleans Museum of Art. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; — “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist Mel Chin, through Sunday. Ogden Museum of Southern Art. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www. — “I’ll Save You Tomorrow,” mixed media by Juan Logan, and “Into the Light II,” Southern photography group exhibition, both through July 20. Williams Research Center. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., (504) 523-4662; — “From Cameo to Close Up: Louisiana in Film,” the history of movie-making in New Orleans as seen in posters and photographs, through Nov. 26.


Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. 400 Julia St., (504) 522-5471; — “Stronger than Dirt,” mixed media by Gina Phillips, through May.

Scott Edwards Photography Gallery. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 6100581; — “De Troit,” photographic homage to Detroit by Joseph Crachiola, through June 7. “One Foot in the Swamp: Portraits & Daydreams as Photographs,” photography by Zack Smith, through Aug. 2.


Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www. — “The Quintessential Vieux Carre Genre,” paintings by Oscar Quesada, through May.

Sheila Phipps Studio & Gallery. 8237 Oak St., (504) 596-6031 — Oil and acrylic portraits and abstracts, ongoing.



in the burlesque show. 8 p.m. Thursday.


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THEATER 6 x 6. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; — Six local writers present six original plays. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; — The NOLA Project gives viewers the option to follow the Red Queen and her walking story, the Cheshire Cat and her fast-moving story or the Mad Hatter and his stationary story. Adults $18, $12 members, students and children ages 7-17. Children under 7 not permitted. 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday & Sunday.


Almost, Maine. Playmakers Theater, 1916 Playmakers Road (off Lee Road), Covington, (985) 893-1671; www. — The residents of Almost, Maine, fall in and out of love in unforeseen and humorous ways. Adults $15, students $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Bent. Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre. com — Two men in 1930s Germany find friendship and hope in the most dire of circumstances. Adults $20, seniors and students $15. 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday. Death of a Salesman. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2081; www. — Le Petit Theatre presents the classic Arthur Miller play. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. New Y’Orleans. Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 278-4242; www. — Two sisters are forced out of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. 7 p.m. Saturday. Voices Not Forgotten: Respect. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — A teenage girl learns to respect her mother as their neighborhood prepares for the teen’s pregnancy. Tickets $7. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. The Wedding Party. L.B. Landry Theater, 1200 L.B. Landry Ave., (504) 302-7170; — The musical features a family in turmoil on a wedding day. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters. com — The musical version of Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy comes to the stage. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

CABARET, BURLESQUE & VARIETY The Andrews Brothers. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen. org — Three men fill in for the Andrews Sisters when the women are quarantined during a flu outbreak. Dinner and show $65, brunch and show $60, show only $30. Dinner 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Beach Blanket Burlesque. Tiki Tolteca, 301 N. Peters St., (504) 267-4406; www. — GoGo McGregor hosts a free burlesque show. 9 p.m. Wednesday. Big Deal Burlesque. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — Roxie le Rouge stars

Bits & Jiggles. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 2658855; — The show mixes comedy and burlesque. 9 p.m. Monday. Burlesque Ballroom. Royal Sonesta Hotel, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Romy Kaye and the Brent Walsh Jazz Trio. Call (504) 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday. Cirque d’Licious: Derelicts of Danger. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; — The show features aerialists, acrobats, sideshow performers, sword swallowers, stilt walkers and a vaudevillian host. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Thursday. Spooky LeStrange and the Billion Dollar Baby Dolls. Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola. com — Spooky LeStrange stars in the burlesque show. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday School. The BEATnik, 1638 Clio St. — The variety show features Rev. Spooky LeStrange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls. Cover $5. 9 p.m. Sunday. The Victory Belles: Spirit of America. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; — The Victory Belles perform patriotic tunes and music from the songbooks of George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. Cuisine from American Sector is available. 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

AUDITIONS Crescent City Sound Chorus. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, third floor, (504) 6166066; — The Crescent City Sound Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, holds auditions. For details, visit www. 7 p.m. Monday.

DANCE Tribute to the Choreography of Harvey Hysell. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www.montage. — Dancers perform Hysell’s ballet pieces, such as “Grand Faux Pa,” “La Favorite” and “Coppelia.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

STAGE LISTINGS REVIEW CALL FOR THEATER New Orleans Fringe Festival. Performers can apply for spots in the fall alternative theater festival. Visit for details. Deadline July 2.

COMEDY Accessible Comedy. Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www. — J. Alfred Potter and Jonah Bascle do stand-up shows on a rotating basis. 11:55 p.m. Friday. Allstar Comedy Revue. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. Thursday. Comedy Beast. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www. — 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) 949-2009; — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Comedy Sportz. NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Franchise. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www. — Comedians perform at this weekly improv show. Admission $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. Friday Night Laughs. NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts an openmic. 11 p.m. Friday. Give ’Em The Light Open-Mic Comedy Show. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www. — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnny Rock. C. Beever’s Bar of Music, 2507 N. Woodlawn Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-9401 — Comedian Johnny Rock hosts an open-mic comedy night. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Laugh & Sip. The Wine Bistro, 1011 Gravier St.; www. — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 6066408 for details. Tickets $7. 8 p.m. Thursday. Lights Up! The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www.tnmcomedy. com — The theater showcases new improv troupes. Tickets $5. 9 p.m. Thursday. The Megaphone Show. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which inspire improv comedy. Tickets $8. 10:30 p.m. Saturday. NOLA Comedy Hour Open Mic & Showcase. Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., (504) 945-4446; — Andrew Polk hosts the series featuring a booked showcase and open mic. Free admission. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Sunday. Sit-Down Stand-Up. Prytania Bar, 3445 Prytania St., (504) 891-5773; www. — Jonah Bascle hosts the stand-up comedy show presented by Accessible Comedy. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. Monday. Sketch Comedy. NOLA Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www. — The Sketchy Characters perform sketch comedy. Visit www. for details. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Student Union. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St., (504) 302-8264; www. — A weekly improv show of The New Movement students and alumni. 8 p.m. Thursday. Think You’re Funny? Comedy Showcase. Carrollton Station Bar and Music Club, 8140 Willow St., (504) 8659190; www.carrolltonstation. com — The weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Young Frankenstein

A good brain — The New Mel Brooks Musical THRU from a very smart Young Frankenstein MAY person who just died — is a 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. terrible thing to Rivertown Theaters for the waste. Such is Performing Arts the case in The 325 Minor St., Kenner New Mel Brooks Musical Young (504) 461-9475 Frankenstein at Rivertown Theaters for the Tickets $38.50 adults, $36.50 seniors, Performing Arts. $33.50 students/active military Based on the popular 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Young Frankenstein, the musical is highspirited, with enough laughs to wake the dead. Dr. Frankenstein travels to Transylvania because he is the executor of the will of his grandfather, the original monster-building Dr. Frankenstein. When he first leaves his fiancee Elizabeth Benning (Hannah Rachel) in New York City, the young Dr. Frankenstein has no plans to go into the family business of raising the dead, but things change when he reaches his grandfather’s stomping grounds and meets the hunched-over Igor (Mason Wood). As Dr. Frankenstein, Gary Rucker is very charming. He does not have the strongest voice in the cast, but his presence and acting are worthy of the leading role. Young Frankenstein is a show with a great number of jokes and innuendos, many of them sexual in nature. The pacing is quick, and the main characters all are given moments to shine. In one instance, Igor is tasked with obtaining a “smart” brain, which he does but then drops it. He steps on the “smart” brain a few times and then goes back and mistakenly procures an abnormal brain. Dr. Frankenstein unwittingly uses the abnormal brain and, with a few more missteps along the way, he gives life to The Monster (Jeffrey Springmann). In the midst of trying to make The Monster more human, Dr. Frankenstein starts an affair with his lab assistant Inga (Elise Harvey). Later, his fiancee arrives in Transylvania and, realizing she’s been replaced, delivers some showstopping moments. Her character is funny and wants to be the center of attention. Rachel’s comedic timing is great and she sings well. Frau Bluecher (Tracey Collins) has a tough-but-friendly exterior that makes her deadpan delivery entertaining to watch. Choreographed by Karen Hebert, the musical numbers are energetic and fun. There’s a big dance number to “Puttin’ on the Ritz” that features The Monster — he’s a lovable creature, but the Transylvanians are set on catching him. Although it does not end well for him, the “Ritz” number gives The Monster a chance to make friends. The singing and dancing in this number, along with others about brains and boyfriends, are top-notch. The detailed set features a rotating bookcase with a secret passage and intricate wall designs, as well as impressive staging. It’s well worth the trip to Rivertown Theaters for this rousing production. — TYLER GILLESPIE



Comedy Gumbeaux. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 907 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844; www. — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. Thursday.

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EVENTS TUESDAY 20 Crescent City Farmers Market. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St., (504) 865-5000; — The weekly market features produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. Visit www. for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eatmoor in Broadmoor. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www. — My House NOLA, in partnership with the Broadmoor Improvement Association, presents a gathering of food trucks. Visit for details on participating vendors. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kinder Garden: Creep, Crawl and Fly. Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; — Children learn about insects via songs, crafts and hands-on learning. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Library Genealogy Series. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. — Sal Serio, curator of the library’s American Italian Research Center, leads a 13part genealogy series. Contact Chris at (504) 889-8143 or for a complete schedule. 7 p.m. Reggae Night. The Other Place, 1224 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 9437502 — DJ Kush Master plays reggae alongside craft vendors and food from Coco Hut. 8 p.m. Toddler Time. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm. org — The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3

¡Vamonos NOLA! Open House. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 600 Eleonore St., (504) 899-5183 — The event includes art, music and games as a preview of the summer Spanish immersion camp. Call (504) 4952345 to register. 4:30 p.m. Yoga at the Cabildo. Louisiana State Museum Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; — Yoga classes for all experience levels are held in the Cabildo gallery. 7:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY 21 Barbershop Meetings. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 5699070; — Peter Nahkid leads the men’s discussion. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Covington Farmers Market. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — The market offers local produce. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Lunchbox Lecture. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum. org — The semi-monthly lecture series features World War II-related topics. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon. Lunchbox Lecture: A Tale of Two Torpedoes: The Battleship Bismarck. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; — Curator Eric Rivet discusses the Nazi Germany warship. Noon to 1 p.m. Nature Walk and Titivation. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6261238; — Guests tour natural habitats and learn to prune plants along the trail. Call (985) 626-1238 for more information. 5:45 p.m. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. Various venues, New Orleans metro area — The 22nd annual four-day event includes

Ride of Silence. Audubon Park, St. Charles Avenue entrance — NOLA Social Ride hosts the nationwide event to honor cyclists killed or injured while riding on public streets. 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Square. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri

THURSDAY 22 2020 Postpartum Support Group. New Orleans Public Library, Rosa Keller Branch, 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; — New moms and moms-to-be discuss everything postpartum. A licensed counselor participates. 6 p.m. Art on the Rocks at W New Orleans. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444; www. — Artists in residence showcase their work alongside a DJ, drink specials and giveaways by W

kids. Visit the website and check Gambit music listings for details. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Marketplace at Armstrong Park. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; — The market features produce, baked goods, Louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, arts, crafts and entertainment. Visit for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous. Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, 3900 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-3431; — Group members help each other



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Place; www.lafayette-square. org — The Wednesday evening concert series features New Orleans musicians, food and arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit the Young Leadership Council. Visit the website and check Gambit music listings for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. White Glove Wednesdays. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. — Curator Eric Rivets gives visitors the chance to wear original military uniforms and equipment. 9 a.m. to noon.

Hotels. Visit for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Ave. — The festival includes more than 20 bands, jambalaya cooking contests, a car show, carnival rides and 5K and 1-mile runs. May 22 to 25. Jazz in the Park. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; — Jazz in the Park’s free music and dance performances series features food and art vendors, and a stage in Congo Square that’s run by and for

use the 12-step method to recover from compulsive eating. Contact Sarah at (504) 458-9965 for more information. 7 p.m. Propeller Pop. Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave., (504) 564-7816; www. — The event celebrates Propeller’s graduating fellows and the impact of their work on social issues. There is food, drinks, entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the organization. 7 p.m. Sistahs Making a Change. Ashe Cultural Arts Center,

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Women of all experience levels are invited to dance, talk and dine together at this health-centered event. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY 23 Bayou Country Superfest. LSU Tiger Stadium, Stadium Road, Baton Rouge; www.lsusports. net — The festival features Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, George Strait and Reba McEntire. Tickets start at $35. Friday-Sunday. Friday Nights at NOMA. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The weekly event includes an art activity, live music, a film and a food demonstration. 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Greek Festival. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 282-0259 — The celebration of Hellenic culture includes Greek cuisine, live music and dancing. Adults $5, children 12 and younger free. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Homeschool: A Viable Option. Woodland Presbyterian Church, 5824 Berkley Drive, (504) 394-7877; www.wpcno. org — The conference includes information about homeschool programs, music education and conflict management. Adults $10, children $25. Call (504) 3833676 for more information. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Indulge at the Riverwalk. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place — Enjoy exclusive after-hours discounts and promotions at more than 75 stores and restaurants including Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Coach, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Kenneth Cole, Gap Factory Store, The Fudgery and more. Tickets are free but registration is required. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lead and Lies. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; — Author Rebecca Solnit and artist Mel Chin talk about the history of lead contamination in New Orleans. 6 p.m. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market. Old Algiers Harvest Fresh Market, 922 Teche St., (504) 3620708; — Produce and seafood are available for purchase. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 24 Crescent City Farmers Market. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; www.marketumbrel-


It’s All About the Music Bike Ride. Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., (504) 658-3200; — As part of NOLA Social Ride, bicyclists cruise around the city, stopping a few times along the way to enjoy live music. Visit www. for details. 6 p.m.

and under and their parents or caregivers. Non-members $8. 10:30 a.m.

a variety of events featuring tastings of more than 1,000 wines and signature events such as Royal Street Stroll and Big Gateaux Show. A portion of proceeds benefit culinary-related charities. Visit for more information. Wednesday-Saturday.


EVENT LISTINGS PREVIEW — The market features produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. Crohn’s and Colitis Take Steps Walk. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; — The walk includes music, food and children’s entertainment to benefit Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis. 4:30 p.m. German Coast Farmers Market. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit for details. 8 a.m. to noon. Gretna Farmers Market. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-orshine market features more than 30 vendors offering fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Grow Dat Farm Stand. Grow Dat Youth Farm, 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, (504) 377-8395; — Grow Dat Youth Farm sells its produce. 9 a.m. to noon.


Renaissance Marketplace of New Orleans East. Renaissance Marketplace, 5700 Read Blvd — The market offers cuisine from area restaurants, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


St. Bernard Seafood & Farmers Market. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi, (504) 278-4242; — The market offers seafood, produce, jams, preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit the website for details. 8 a.m. to 1 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. Yoga/Pilates. Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, (504) 658-4100; — The museum holds Pilates classes every fourth Saturday of the month, and yoga classes every other Saturday. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Non-members $5. 8 a.m.

SUNDAY 25 Birdfoot Festival. Various venues, New Orleans metro area — The third annual live chamber music festival includes rehearsals open to the public,

Story Time with Miss Maureen. Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — Children’s books are read. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

chamber music concerts featuring local, national and international musicians and a mentoring program for high school students. Visit www. for more information. Sunday-Monday.

Tao Poetry. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Carol’s Tea-rrific Party on the Boulevard. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www. — Guests enjoy tea and desserts from countries affected by the African diaspora. Tickets $25. 3 p.m. Emergency Circus Kickoff Carnival. The Old Firehouse, 720 Mandeville St.; www.sites. — There is music, food, games, ponies and circus acts in the kickoff for a national tour of children’s hospitals, senior centers and homeless shelters. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hibiscus Show and Sale. Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 866-5292; www. — The N.O. Hibiscus Society hosts the flower show and sale. Flower submissions begin at 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Memorial Day ceremony. Chalmette Battlefield of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 5893882; — The program includes a color guard, bagpiper and remarks from members of VFW Post 3798. 12:30 p.m. SoFAB cooking demo. French Market, corner of Governor Nicholls Street and French Market Place, (504) 522-2621; — Local chefs cook their signature dishes. 2 p.m. Swap Meet NOLA. St. Margaret’s at Mercy, 3525 Bienville St., (504) 279-6414; — The Humane Society sponsors a flea market, art market and farmers market. 9 a.m. Swing Dance Lesson With Amy & Chance. d.b.a., 618 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-3731; www. — The bar and music venue offers free swing dance lessons. 4:30 p.m. Swingin’ Sundays. AllWays Lounge and Theatre, 2240 St. Claude Ave., (504) 7585590; www.theallwayslounge. com — Free dance lessons at 8 p.m. are followed by a live band at 9 p.m.

MONDAY 26 Bicycling the Back Trails. Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6261238; www.northlakenature. org — Trail rider David Moeller guides guests through seven

Thomas Beller. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author discusses and signs J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist. 6 p.m. Friday.

Greek Festival


Greek Festival 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday Hellenic Cultural Center 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. (504) 282-0259 Tickets $5, free for children 12 and under

The Greek Festival features traditional Greek music, dance, food and more at the Hellenic Cultural Center MAY and Holy Trinity Church, which was founded 150 years ago. There’s an array of traditional Greek foods, including spanakopita, rotisserie lamb, loukoumades, baklava and a variety of baked goods, as well as gyro sandwiches, goat burgers and 10 dishes made with feta cheese. Activities include a climbing wall, canoeing on Bayou St. John, a run/walk, face painting, children’s crafts and more. On Sunday, there’s a toga competition, and anyone wearing a toga to the festival gets free admission. — WILL COVIELLO

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miles of nature trails. Call (985) 626-1238 to make reservations. Non-members $5. 6 p.m. Memorial Day at the Museum. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; — There is a Marine Corps Quintet performance, Memorial Day ceremony and moment of silence along with emphasized exhibits. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tai Chi/Chi Kung. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 6584100; — Terry Rappold presents the class in the museum’s art galleries. Call (504) 456-5000 for details. Non-members $5. 6 p.m.

WORDS Edith A. Wolfe, Jeffrey Gibson. Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www. — Wolfe and Gibson discuss the influential Cannibalist Manifesto by Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade. 5 p.m. Tuesday. Eve O. Schaub. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; www.gardendistrictbookshop. com — The author discusses and signs A Year of No Sugar: A Memoir. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Fair Grinds Poetry Event. Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; — Jenna Mae hosts poets and spoken-word performers. Friends of the New Orleans Public Library Book Sale. Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 596-2625; www. — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. John LaFleur. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. — The author discusses and signs Louisiana’s French Creole Culinary & Linguistic Traditions: Facts vs. Fiction Before and Since Cajunization. 7 p.m. Thursday. Kesha Wilson Turner. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib. — The author discusses and signs her book A. 7 p.m. Thursday. Local Writers’ Group. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135; — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Open Mic. Drum Sands Publishing and Books, 7301 Downman Road, (504) 247-6519; www. — The bookstore and publishing house hosts an open mic for writers of all genres. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Poets of Color. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; — Poets participate in a writing circle. 2 p.m. Wednesday. Regina Charboneau. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266; — The author discusses and signs Mississippi Current Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Down America’s Greatest River. 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Well: A Women’s Poetry Circle. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — Writers of all levels meet. Call (504) 655-5489 or email for details.

SPORTS Zephyrs. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-5155; — The New Orleans Zephyrs play the Oklahoma City RedHawks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday. The Zephyrs play the Nashville Sounds at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday-Monday.

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS Swap Meet NOLA. Artists, farmers, bakers and flea market vendors are invited to set up booths at recurring swap meets. Visit, call (504) 813-5370 or email swapmeetnola@gmail. com for details.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run seeks running buddies, assistant coaches, committee members and race day Teen Suicide Prevention. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

Robert Simonson. Cane & Table, 1113 Decatur St., (504) 5811112; www.caneandtablenola. com — The author discusses and signs The Old Fashioned: The Story of the World’s Finest Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Touro Infirmary Career Camp. Touro Infirmary’s seventh annual summer Health Career Camp introduces juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates to health care professions. Apply at www.touro. com/careercamp or call Touro Volunteer Services at (504) 8978107. Deadline June 2.

Share-a-Read Book Club. New Orleans Public Library, Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., (504) 596-2602 — The group discusses They Tell Me of a Home by Daniel Black. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Tulane Summer Volunteer Program. Tulane Medical Center needs dedicated high school students to join the volunteer program. Call (504) 988-5868 for details.



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Whereas HELEN SPEARS, ADMINISTRATOR of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale of the property hereinafter described, to-wit: ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Sixth District of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana in square No. 625-Bouligny, Bounded by Milan, Magnolia, Marengo and S. Robertson Streets, which said lot of ground is designated by the “C” commences at a distance of forty feet, no inches, no lines (40’0”0”’) from the corner of Milan and Magnolia Streets, and measures thence forty feet, no inches, no lines (40’ 0”0”’) front on Milan Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of ninety feet, no inches, no lines (90’ 0” 0”’) between equal and parallel lines; all according to a sketch of survey by Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie Errol E. Kelly, Surveyor, Dated May 22, 1973, a copy of which is annexed to and made part of another act passed before me, notary dates this day for reference; The improvements thereon bear the municipal numbers 2635-351/2 and 2337-371/2 Milan Street. And this reference to the above restriction and/ or conditions is not to be considered as renewing or recreating them in any manner whatsoever. Upon the following terms and conditions, to-wit: 1. The purchase price of $127,500.00 will be paid in cash when the act of sale is passed. 2. The property will be sold in “as is” condition. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decent herein, and of this estate to make any opposition which they 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. Dale N. Atkins, Clerk of Court Attorney: Hollis Shepherd Address: 4220 Canal St., 2nd Floor New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: (504) 975-1210 Gambit: 4/29/14 & 5/20/14

ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, prescriptions, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson in that part known as “WHITEHOUSE SUBDIVISION”, forming part of the Town of Westwego, and designated as Lot Number Twenty-seven (27) of Square Number Thirty-five (35), which said square is bounded by Eighth and Ninth Streets and Avenues “B” and “C”, according to a plan of A.E. Hotard, Civil Engineer, dated June 1, 1936, copy of which is attached to and made a part of act of sale by Marrero Land and Improvement Association, Ltd. to Leon Richoux, passed before Ernest M. Conzelmann, Notary Public, in and for the Parish of Jefferson, Louisiana, said lot number TWENTYSEVEN (27) measures thirty-two (32) feet front on Avenue C by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one hundred twenty-five and 81/100 (125.81’) feet. Being the same property acquired by Wilday A. Barrios from Jefferson Homestead Association on March 21, 1956, by act of sale before Nat B. Knight, Notary Public, registered in COB 398, folio 87. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: For the purchase price the full sum of $25,000.00, payable in cash at the time of the sale. Subject to the buy/sell agreements signed on April 7th, 2014 and April 9th, 2014. The succession will pay a pro-rata share of the taxes for the current year, costs for all certificates, and the usual vendor expenses. The purchaser will buy the property “as is”, and the waiver of redhibition. 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. Attorney: Douglas L. Uzee, Jr. Address: P.O. Box 519 Marerro, LA 70073 Telephone: (504) 341-9451 Gambit: 4/22/14 & 5/20/14


NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY WHEREAS, Vernard Gauthreaux, Administrator of the Succession of Doris Marie Plaissance Gauthreaux Este has made application to the Court for the sale of the succession’s interest in the immovable property of the succession, hereinafter described, to-wit: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, priviliges, servitudes and appurtenances thereon belonging or in anywise appertaining, designated as PLOTS NOS. TWENTY-EIGHT (28) and TWENTY-NINE (29) of the PLAN, LOT 16, Section 56, T 14 S, R 24 E, Destrehan Division, West of the Mississippi, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Jan. 3, 1943, initiated NCH, Revised Dec. 1, 1943, according to said map plots Nos. 28 and 29 measure each One Hundred (100’) feet front on the northerly side of BAYOU ROAD, adjoin each other and have a combined frontage of TWO HUNDRED (200’) feet east of the easterly right of way of aforesaid Murphy Canal and Road right-of-way. All as shown and indicated on map entitled PLAN LOT 16, Section 56, T 14S, R 24 E, Destrehan Division, West of the Mississippi, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Jan. 3, 1943. Initialed N.C.H., revised Dec. 1, 1943, Revised April 29, 1945. Being the same property acquired by Doris Marie Plaissance Gauthreaux Este form Vernard V. Gauthreaux, Jr. by act before Roger I. Dallam, N.P., dated July 1, 1980, reg. COB 984, folio 477. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO WIT: For the sum of $230,000.00 on the terms of fifty thousand ($50,000.00) down and the balance of one hundred eighty thousand dollars ($180,000.00) financed by the seller at 6% amortized over 10 years with a balloon payment of one hundred sixty thousand one hundred sixty-three and 09/100 ($160,163.09) at the end of 18 months, with monthly principle and interest payments of one thousand one hundred ninety-eight and 37/100 dollars ($1,998.37) for the purchase of the whole property as set forth in the petition on file or on terms and conditions may be ordered by the court. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedents 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 of 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. This notice was requested by attorney David Greenberg and was issued by the Clerk of Court on the 22nd day of April, 2014. Masie Comeaux, Deputy Clerk of Court Jon Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court Attorney: David Greenberg Address: 848 Second St., Ste 200 Gretna, LA 70053 Telephone: (504) 366-8118 Gambit: 4/29/14 & 5/20/14

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Camille Delmast Dumas, please call attorney Steven Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DEON D. ROYSTER a/k/a DEON D. ROYSTER and LASHAUN D. ROYSTER a/k/a LASHAUN D. MATHIEU ROYSTER and/or their children, heirs, legatees, assigns, relatives or successors in interest, please contact attorney Julien F. Jurgens at (504) 722-7716 IMMEDIATELY. Property rights are involved in 24th JDC, Jefferson Parish, Case # 736-991. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Allen Terrance Francis should contact attorney Jason Wixom at 504-451-8110. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of a lost mail note payable to Luckmore Finance Corporation dated August 26, 2013 in the amount of $1,135.80 and signed by a P. Morton; please contact Jules Fontana, Attorney @ 504-581-9545. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ADAM CLAYTON WILLIAMS please contact Justin A. Reese Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ananda Just Badon Wife of/and Aaron J. Badon, Jr., please contact K. Adam Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500.

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Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Kedra Williams Green (A/K/A Kedra Williams, Kedra Green) and Brian Keith Williams, or any heirs or surviving spouse(s), please contact Attorney Wilson C. Boveland at (504) 943-3677. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of MAURICE RENARD PALMER, please contact Carlos Ramirez Atty, 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1600, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 410-9611 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of MELVIN SYKES please contact J. Benjamin Avin Atty, 2216 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130, (504) 525-1500. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Milton Keith Hamilton, please contact attorney William Boyles at 504-232-2940. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of NICOLE M. SAUNDERS please contact Carlos Ramirez Atty, 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1600, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 410-9611 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Rachel Jeanne Paine please contact the Law Offices of Rudy Gorrell (504) 553-9588 1215 Prytania St., Ste. 223, New Orleans, LA 70130. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of RANDY D. MANEAU, please contact Carlos Ramirez Atty, 1515 Poydras St., Suite 1600, New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 410-9611 PAGE 54



Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I have recently retired from my full-time position. I would like to create a business that caters to the needs of seniors. What I will bring to this business is my life experience, education, and work experience. I am realizing that I will have to invest in advertising, business cards, etc. for this business. I read that it is important to create an LLC.” — Dana F., River Ridge, LA

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Dear Dana, In terms of the timing and location in launching a small business as you retire from your regular job, you’re right on target. Also, it might surprise you to know that entrepreneurs between the ages of 55 and 64 now make up the largest percentage of new business.

As far as your goal of launching a business that serves the senior market, you are also aligned with the demographic wave. Current statistics reveal that 76.1 million baby boomers are turning 50 at a rate of 3 to 4 million a year, with about 10,000 of the older boomers turning 59 every day. According to the Pew Research Center, by 2030, 18% of the population will be 65 or older. As the nation’s population ages, millions of potential customers will need the services and products you and other entrepreneurs can provide. As you may know, small businesses are essential to our nation’s economy, creating jobs and opportunity. First-time business owners, like you, can take advantage of resources provided by local governments and organizations such as SCORE (, a nonprofit organization that guides entrepreneurs. You can also consult area Small Business Development Centers, your Chamber of Commerce, and specialty websites like, dedicated to helping seniors tap into resources available to start a business. In terms of creating an LLC, you should consult an attorney. If prepared correctly, an LLC or other legal entity may help to protect your home and personal assets in the event the business is sued. However, there are exceptions and an attorney can explain this to you. If you need a small business start-up loan, remember that no one will lend you start-up money simply based on a good business idea and your enthusiasm. First, you must have good credit. Second, you should have a detailed business plan that covers everything, including your biographical profile, an executive summary of your project, marketing plans, capitalization needs, site selection, cost factors, breakeven analysis, and in-depth business research. I just completed a business plan for a client opening a new restaurant in Uptown New Orleans. Finally, you must have collateral. You may ask why you should need collateral if the idea is great and you are a proven winner in your career. The simple answer is that most small businesses don’t make it, with failure rates as high as 85% in the first year. According to one study, here are the 10 most important reasons that small businesses fail:

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NO.: 2012-11544 DIV. F SEC 7 SUCCESSION OF JUANITA SMITH BONIFACE NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that ARMSTEAD BONIFACE, JR. and ALVIN CHARLES BONIFACE, Dative Testamentary Co-Executors of the Succession of JUANITA SMITH BONIFACE, are applying for authority to sell at private sale, on terms of ONE HUNDRED, SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($174,000.00) DOLLARS cash, the immovable property owned by the Succession of JUANITA SMITH BONIFACE described below, to-wit: One (1) certain lot or parcel of ground, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana, in that subdivision known as RIVERGATE SUBDIVISION, and designated on the official plan thereof, on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of the Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana as LOT NUMBER TWO (2), said subdivision, said lot having such measurements and dimensions and being subject to such srvitudes and restrictions as are more particularly shown on said map.

The improvements thereon bear the municipal number 37018 Rivergate Avenue, Geismar, LA 70734. Being the same property acquired by Juanita Smith Boniface in an Act of Cash Sale before Mark W. Schoen, dated July 26, 2006, recorded in the Conveyance Office for the Parish of Ascension, INST. #0064371, date record is July 27, 2006. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: THADRA R. HOLMES and ERIC HOLMES have made an offer to the petitioners, as Dative Testamentary Co-Executors, to purchase the herein above real estate for the price and sum of ONE HUNDRED, SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($174,000.00) DOLLARS cash, less the usual expenses to be paid by vendors. 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 seven days from the date of second publication of this notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Attorney: Wilson C. Boveland (18130) Address: 1739 St. Bernard Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116 Telephone: (504) 931-6608 Gambit:5/20/14 & 6/10/14

Non-Resident Notice; 4th Circuit Docket No. 13A11; Desiree E. Rodriquez v. Felix Leoneldo Matute Morales; In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant is a not-resident of the State of Tennessee, therefore the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon FELIX LEONELDO MATUTE MORALES. It is ordered that said Defendant enter his appearance herein with thirty (30) days after 5/27/14 same being the date of the last publication of this notice to be held at the Metropolitan Circuit Court located at 1 Public Square, Room 302, Nashville ,TN, and defend or default will be taken on June 26, 2014. It is therefore ordered that a copy of this Order be published for four (4) weeks succession in the Gambit, a newspaper published in New Orleans to run on 5/6/14, 5/13/14, 5/20/14 & 5/27/14. Luke D. Bottorff, Attorney for Plaintiff Red Lobster Restaurants LLC, d/b/a Red Lobster, is applying to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana and to the City of Metairie for a permit to sell beverages of high & low alcohol content at retail in the Parish of Jefferson at the following address: 3020 N. Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70002. Carl B. Richmond, President & Treasurer; Horace G. Dawson, III, Secretary; Joseph G. Kern, Assistant Secretary; Colleen M. Hunter, Assistant Secretary. ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of the representative for the SUCCESSION OF BELVIA CHAUVIN ISABELLE and/or RAOUL V. CHAUVIN, whose last known address was 2338-40 Chippewa St, New Orleans, LA 70125, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504365-1545.





NO.: 11-10210 DIV. G

NO.: 14-3217 DIV.



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY ESTATE DEBTS NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of the Succession of Marguerite Gifford and Aaron C. Gifford, Sr. and to all other interested persons, that a First Tableau of Distribution has been filed by Penny D. Gifford, the Administratrix of these Successions, with her Petition praying for homologation of the Tableau and for authority to pay the debts of these Estates listed thereon; and that the First Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any Opposition to the Petition and First Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. Dale Atkins, Clerk of Court Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans Attorney: John C. Overby Blue Williams, L.L.P. Address: 3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 900 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 831-4091 Gambit: 5/20/14

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT AS TUTOR Notice is Given that Jeremy Freeman has filed an application in the captioned matter to be appointed tutor of the minor, Ciara Steward, and that he may be appointed tutor after the expiration of ten (10) days from this date. Any opposition to his application must be filed in this Court prior to his appointment. By Order of the Court, Dale N. Atkins Clerk of Court Attorney: Thomas G. Donelon Bar # 04999 Attorney for Mover Address: 2626 N. Arnoult Rd., Ste. 130 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 887-1780 Gambit: 4/8/14 & 5/20/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Willietta Merrick Gilbert and/or Trina D. Gilbert, please call attorney Steven Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DERONE T. WILTZ and/or his spouse, children, heirs, legatees, assigns, relatives or successors in interest, please contact attorney Julien F. Jurgens at (504) 722-7716 IMMEDIATELY. Property rights are involved in 24th JDC, Jefferson Parish, Case # 734-315.


NO.: 2006-5688 DIV. J SUCCESSION OF MARIE ALEXANDER LEWIS wife of/and JOHN DARRELL LEWIS, SR. NOTICE Notice is hereby given to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested to show cause within seven (7) days from this notification (if any they have or can) why the Second Tableau of Distribution presented by the John D. Lewis, Jr., Administrator of this Estate should not be approved and homologated and the funds distributed in accordance herewith. By order of the Court Dale Atkins, Clerk Attorney: Steven J. Koehler Address: 3350 Ridgelake Dr., Ste 200 Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: (504) 309-0812 Gambit: 5/20/14 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Alvin Richardson, please call attorney Steven Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Troy D. Porter, aka Troy D. Porter, Sr. please contact the Law Offices of Rudy Gorrell (504) 553-9588 1215 Prytania St., Ste. 223, New Orleans, LA 70130. PAGE 58






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Wow! Fabulously Renovated! 4 bdrm home in Lovely Lakeview! Open living, Dining, Kitchen w/ Granite Counters, SS Appliances, Island, New Lighting, Huge Master Suite, Carrera Marble Jacuzzi, Sep. Shower, located on 2nd flr, Huge 2nd Bdrm w/ Stage, 2nd Den OR Office, Large Yard, Colorful Landscaping, and 2 car Garage. A Must See! Staged by the Designer Shop “ABODE”. Charlotte Hailey-Dorion Realtor Gold Award 1995 - 2013 Platinum awards Presidents circle



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16 Englewood St. • Metairie • $2,650,000

This stately home has a grand entrance with elegant staircase. Triple crown molding & authentic Venetian Plaster wall throughout 1st floor. Custom kitchen is a dream - all top-of-the-line appliances: 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 warming drawers and more! A must see!!

6143 General Haig St. • New Orleans • $525,000

Great neighborhood. Completely renovated 2-story, 5-bedroom home, in the heart of Lakeview. With stamped concrete floors throughout. The space allows a family of 5 to live comfortably day in and day out. 2 blocks from Harrison Avenue. A must see!!

LINDA FOREST • 504-421-8884 • 3527 Ridgelake Dr., Metairie.





Office Space Metairie Luxury Great Location Approx 1,350 usable sq.ft.

1201 FARRAGUT ST. 3 BR • 2 FULL BA • 1363 SF


Spectacular custom renovation with a redesigned floor plan suited for today’s lifestyles, 3 bedrooms & 2 baths (including a Master suite with walk-in closet), updated kitchen & baths, updated electric & plumbing, beautifully landscaped corner double-lot, large backyard with detached garage.




5 BR • 4 FULL BA • 2670 SF

2nd floor of 2 story office building. Parking, efficiency kitchen, storage room, mens and womens restrooms, reception area, conference rooms, private office.

Available immediately. 1 year lease $1,700/mo. (504) 957-2360.

3433 Magazine Street

Totally renovated TRI-PLEX featuring a large, 2 BR/2 BA owner’s unit with OFF-STREET PARKING plus 2 additional rental units, all electric & plumbing is to code, perfect for owner-occupancy or use as investment, owner’s unit previously rented for $1600/month. CLOSE TO TULANE UNIVERSITY SO ALWAYS RENTED.


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Two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, each side. All electric, carpet throughout. Owner will finance. Approx $20,000/yr income For details call Stan at (504) 258-0890 or 366-4463

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B1-A Zoning District (Neighborhood Business District) New Orleans elegance of a classic historic Greek Revival property. Outstanding property currently used as a office building located on popular Magazine Street between Louisiana Avenue and Delachaise Street in Uptown New Orleans. This well maintained charming historic property was built in 1857. Spacious property has 4,626 square feet of office space on a lot 47’ x 121’. $1,141,000 Contact Pat Browne ...

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Vintage 1970’s raised & remodeled, Slab on grade now stands at 21’, best Flood Rate class, tongue & groove Roof & Soffits. This upscale country retreat in the city of BSL has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, living, dining & Family rooms+ rear street entry and more!

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The names of the class representatives approved by the Court are as follows:


NO.: 118-118 DIV. A c/w 119-194 VIINCENT CARUSO, JR., ET AL. VERSUS CHALMETTE REFINING, L.L.C. LEGAL NOTICE OF CLASS CERTIFICATION AND TRIAL DATE TO: All individuals who lived or owned property located in the Parishes of St. Bernard and Orleans within the following geographic zone, and claim to have sustained property damages and/or were required to clean their properties as a result of the release of spent catalyst which occurred on or about September 6, 2010, from the facility operated by Chalmette Refining, L.L.C., located in Chalmette, Louisiana: An area bounded on the south by the northern bank of the Mississippi River, on the east by the center line of Louisiana Highway 47 (known as Paris Road), on the north by the southern boundary of the marsh located

VINCENT CARUSO, JR., AUDREY RAYMOND, and KAREN REYNOLDS . The class representatives’ contact information may be obtained from Class Counsel, who are listed below. All other documentation related to these proceedings is and/or will be available for your review at the office of the Clerk of Court, at the Thirty-Fourth Judicial District Courthouse located at 1101 West St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, Louisiana, 70043. OPTING OUT OF THE CLASS ACTION IF THIS NOTICE APPLIES TO YOU AND YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE INCLUDED in the class action, you must complete an opt-out form or give written notice to the Court postmarked or filed no later than the 1st day of June, 2014. This notice should include: your name, date of birth, current address and telephone number, and the statement that “I do not wish to be included in the class action and I realize that I will not be entitled to share in any of the money damages and other benefits recovered by the class” sign and date the form; if you are completing an opt-out for a minor, incompetent or deceased person, you must sign your name to the form and state your relationship to the person, also print your name and address; the notice MUST include the case caption: Vincent Caruso, Jr., et al. vs. Chalmette Refining, LLC, No. 118-118, Div. “A,” it should be sent by first class mail addressed to the Clerk of Court, Thirty-Fourth Judicial District, P.O. Box 1746, Chalmette, Louisiana, 70044, or hand delivered to the Clerk of Court, ThirtyFourth Judicial District, located at 1101 West St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, Louisiana, 70043. While a specific form is not required to be used, you may obtain Opt-out forms from the Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel listed above. DO NOT call or contact the Court of the Clerk of Court for any information or opt-out forms in this matter. Any judgment rendered by the Court with regard to the class action, whether favorable to the plaintiffs or not, will be binding on all class members who have not requested exclusion from the class in the manner described above. IF YOU OPT OUT of the class, you WILL NOT be included in the class action. IF YOU OPT OUT of the class action and fail to take whatever action may be necessary to protect your claims and interests within what may be a limited period of time from the date of your signature on the Opt-Out Form, or written notice, YOU MAY BE FOREVER BARRED FROM BRINGING ANY ACTION with regard to the same or similar claims for damages.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Vanessa Peters and/or any heirs of Ernest Peters, please contact Paul C. Fleming, Jr., atty, 504-888-3394. Property rights involved. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Wayne Calahan, Sr. should contact attorney Jason Wixom at 504-451-8110. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of DERONE T. WILTZ and/or his spouse, children, heirs, legatees, assigns, relatives or successors in interest, please contact attorney Julien F. Jurgens at (504) 722-7716 IMMEDIATELY. Property rights are involved in 24th JDC, Jefferson Parish, Case # 734-315. ANYONE KNOWING the whereabouts of the representative for the LOIS TUMBLIN FOX, whose last known address was 8832 Belfast St, New Orleans, LA 70118, please contact Atty. Jauna Crear, 4747 Earhart Blvd, Ste I, NOLA 70125, 504365-1545.


Stephens Partnership, Helena, AR, has 5 positions for corn & soybeans; 3 mo. experience required for job duties listed; must be able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; 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 3/1/14 – 11/1/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 755359 or call 225-342-2917.

The Court has appointed the lawyers and firms listed below to represent all class members:


south of Bayou Bienvenue, and on the west by the eastern bank of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (known as the “Industrial Canal”).


IF YOU ARE A PERSON WHO FITS THE DESCRIPTION ABOVE, READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY, IT WILL AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. Furthermore, on the 2nd day of February, 2015, the trial of this matter will be held in the 34th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Bernard, before Judge Robert A. Buckley. You are not required to attend the trial. This notice arises out of the matter entitled Vincent Caruso, Jr., et al. vs. Chalmette Refining, LLC, No. 118-118, Div. “A,” filed in the 34th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Bernard, State of Louisiana. The Court has ruled that this case should proceed as a class action on behalf of a “class” or group of people that could potentially include you. This notice summarizes your rights and options if you are a member of the class. If you are a member of the class, you have to decide whether to stay in the class and be bound by the results of any judgments rendered by the trial court, or you have the option to ask to be excluded from the class and retain your individual rights. The class action lawsuit basically seeks damages for people who Lived in or owned property in a certain geographic region on September 6, 2010, and who sustained property damages and/or were required to clean their properties as a result of the release of spent catalyst.

LAW OFFICES OF SIDNEY D. TORRES, III, APLC SIDNEY D. TORRES, III ROBERTA L. BURNS Torres Park Plaza 8301 West Judge Perez Drive Suite 303 Chalmette, LA 70043 Telephone: (504) 271-8421 Facsimile: (504) 271-1961 E-mail: JERALD N. ANDRY, JR. 710 Carondelet Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Telephone: (504) 581-4334 E-mail: GREGORY P. DILEO 300 Lafayette Street, Suite 101 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 522-3456 E-mail: JEFFREY BERNIARD 300 Lafayette Street, Suite 101 New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 527-6225 E-mail:

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Plaintiffs are alleging that they sustained damages as a result of the negligence of the defendants. The defendants deny the allegations made by the plaintiffs. On the 7th day of April, 2014, the Court ordered that this Important Notice of Class Action be communicated to all potential class members. If you fit the description above, this notice applies to you. You are a member of the class unless you formally OPT-OUT. If you wish to formally OPT-OUT of the class you must do so by the 1st day of June, 2014, in the manner set forth below, at which time the Court will EXCLUDE YOU as a member of the class. IF THIS NOTICE APPLIES TO YOU AND YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CLASS ACTION DO NOTHING AT THIS TIME. FURTHER NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN ADVISING WHAT ACTION IS REQUIRED OF YOU IN THE FUTURE IF YOU WISH TO PURSUE YOUR CLAIM AS A CLASS MEMBER.

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IF YOU DO NOT OPT-OUT, you will be in the class, and you will be bound by all decisions of the Court, whether favorable or not, regarding any and all matters asserted in this action. Your rights will be determined in the pending lawsuit and you may be entitled to share in any recovery (including money damages), made in the class action, whether by settlement or judgment, subject to deduction for costs, expenses and attorney’s fees as approved by the Court, to be paid out of compensatory and other damages obtained for the benefit of the class members. Costs and expenses will be advanced by the attorneys representing the class. In the event that no favorable settlement or judgment is obtained, the class will not be obligated to pay attorney fees but may remain responsible for the cost and expense of the litigation. You are further advised that in certifying this class action, the Court has not made any decision on the merits of the controversy or on the merits of any claim. You have the right, if you wish, to have an attorney of your choice present any claim for damages you may have however, you will be personally responsible for any fees or expenses charged by your personal attorney. If you are a class member, you may be required to take such further action as the Court deems necessary, such as submitting proof of claim in order to establish the validity of your claim and any damages you are claiming if the Court ultimately determines there is to be any recovery by the class. However, merely submitting proof of claim will not automatically entitle you to recovery of damages. In addition, you are advised that the Court could recall, modify, or otherwise redefine the constituency of the class to set forth subclasses after trial and prior to a decision on the merits of the common issues.

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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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4BR/2BA on 4 acres! 2 miles east of Magnolia MS. $40,000 MUST SEE! Call 601-248-0888


301 Chartres St. $4,000 per month. Move-in well-appointed 2065 sq. ft. office, extra large wrap around balcony, large conference room that can be divided, wood floors, 2 baths, deluxe kitchen & 2 private offices. Furniture & equipment to stay. Brigitte Fredy, Latter& Blum,Inc. 504-616-4044.

1321 Coliseum St. $450,000

3233/3235 Lisa Dr. Metairie, La.70003

$1,500.00 per mo./2,100 sq.ft./ $ 7.14 sq. ft. 3233/3235 Lisa Dr., Metairie, La.70003 1 blk off Veterans Blvd/1blk off Power/ 1 blk off Interstate Prime location, parking space, security system, Kitchen, 2 restrooms, Reception area, conference room, private offices. Very busy area in the heart of Metairie 504-885-7786 or 504-458-2784

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S 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on Historic Coliseum Square. Off street parking, central air and heat, great entertaining home large front porch and balcony. in an untra convenient Lower Garden District location close to downtown. Approx 3k sq.ft.

Move in cond, lots of architectural details, 1st block off Canal, off street pkng for several cars, garage. 2 br, 2 dens, encl porch/sun rm & wood flrs. Must see to appreciate.

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3 br, 2 ba duplex. Cen a/h, furn kit w/d/w & m’wave. Close to univ & hosp. On bus line. Lg fenced bkyd. safe n’hood, sec patrolled. Avail 8/1. $1650/mo. 504- 289-5110.


Recently remodeled, kit, c-a/h, hi ceils, hdwd/crpt flrs, fncd bkyd. w/d hookups, off st pkg. $1150/mo. 1563 N. Galvez. Call 1-888-239-6566 or


Large 2 BR, 1 Bath Apt. Cent Air & heat, utilities incl, offst pkg. Near UNO & Dillard Univ, on bus line. Call 504-994-4119.


All hdwd flrs & ceramic tile. Great N’borhood, close to schools & great shopping. No pets. $1300/mo + deposit. (504) 715-7947


New granite in kit & bath. 12 x 24ft lr, King Master w/wall of closets. Furn Kit. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. O/A, $724-$848/mo. 504-236-5776.


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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2BR/1BA lower, 1000 + sf, hdwd flrs, furn kit, w/d, porch, fen yd, off st pkg, no smokers, pet negot. $975/mo + dep. (504) 488-2969.

Seeking responsible person. Prefer non-smoking. Call Charlie at (504) 831-3159





Great location! CA&H, washer & dryer hkkps. $900/mo., utilities paid. Call (504) 782-3133.


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RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 518 Conti - 2 bd/ 2.5 ba .................. $3000 1133 Kerlerec - 1 bd/ 1 ba ................. $1200 1133 Kerlerec - 2 bd/ 1 ba ................. $1100 1133 Kerlerec - 1 bd/ 1 ba ................... $900 1016 Burgundy - 1 bd/ 1 ba ................. $850 CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

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

Spacious, lighted, & 24-hr security, 2 sunrms, lg lr/dr, wd flrs, hi ceils, ca &h & window units. all appls: w/d, fridge, f’nd bkyd, o/s pkg, gtd. & grded. Close to St. Charles & Newman. $2100/mo. 813-8186. 504-330-3313. Ready to lease!

GARDEN DISTRICT 3219 A Prytania St.

Quiet Home! Perfect for 2 people! Large unit in Vict hse, 2br/1 full & 1/2 ba, LR, DR, kit, wd flrs, hi ceil, balcony, pool priv. for tenants only, appls, ca&h, sec. guard, $1500/mo. 504-813-8186, 504-274-8075.


ROOMS BY WEEK. Private bath. All utilities included. $175/week. 2 BR avail. Call (504) 202-0381 or (504) 738-2492.


835 JULIA ST. 1 Bedroom Sleek Condo w/Off Street Parking. $1800/ MO. Call (504) 669-4503.



All amenitites. Nice house. Close to transportation and shopping, $350 per mo. Call (504) 339-1292.




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924 Upperline Beautiful Victorian on double lot with lots of off st pkng. Open floor plan, fabulous for entertaining! Lg Mstr suite with wonderful balc, stunning bath and sitting area. Lots of closets. French doors leading to pool area and wonderfully landscaped backyard. 3rd floor guest room/ office. Meticulously maintained!








Beautiful new construction, in classic Greek Revival style with higher than standard “HERS” rating, of 62. Beautiful reclaimed pine floors, 10’ ceilings, spacious balcony, wonderful custom kitchen and marble baths. 3 en suites and spacious living areas. Lots of closet space!



2 1/2 BLOCKS FROM ST CHARLES. 4 br, 3 ba home 2450 sq ft. Lots of renovations in this up & coming area. Huge entertainment rm over 700 sq ft. Foundation work recently completed, home was raised to almost 4 ft above ground. All new piers. Camel back has 1050 sq ft (not incl in living space) 3 br, 1 ba apartment that is not complete. It has been framed, has drywall & electrical work nearly completed. Large single fam, plus 3 br apt or 2 rentals. $325,000

2 HOMES ON ONE LOT. Newly remodeled. Live in one & rent the other. Steps from Musician’s Village & Ellis Marsalis center for Music. New upgrades in kitchen & baths. Heart of pine flrs, high ceilings, new wiring, plumbing, HVAC, & hardy plank weather boards. SS appl & granite counters. Both homes have independent bdrms! Off St Pkng for 3+ cars! $199,500 ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRS

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