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DECEMBER 2018-JANUARY 2019 VOL. 5, NO. 6

December 2018-January 2019

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Features 16 The Art of the Dance Cover Artist Zona Wainwright 28 Meeting Design Challenges The Morels’ Uptown Home

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34 The Return of Hollywood South 40 Perfection Tulane’s 1998 Perfect Season 72 The Wild West Early Struggles of the “New” Orleans


10 Publisher’s Note 12 Editor’s Note 14 Contributors 20 INside Scoop 27 INside Story Look-alikes 42 At the Table Artistic Dream, Starring The Moon and Pheasant 47 Holiday Gift Guide 46 IN the Bookcase 70 Celebrating 2018 Success City of a Million Dreams The Shop at the by Jason Berry Contemporary Arts Center

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77 INside Peek Featuring: Essence of Style Design Symposium Lambeth House Tricentennial Gala Tailgate ’Round the Fountain Auction Alexis de Tocqueville Society Gala Delgado’s Chancellor’s Breakfast Pearl Anniversary Celebration 82 IN Great Taste Quick and Tasty Host Gifts 84 INside Dining 90 Last Bite Legacy Kitchen 8

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Sweet Sugar! by Lori Murphy Every cause needs an ardent advocate, and for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, it was sports editor Fred Digby. He thought football had a great future, and New Orleans should be a part of it! His dream came true on January 1, 1935. Digby was in the stands to see Tulane battle Temple in the inaugural game, the impact of which has grown substantially over the years, bringing about $2 billion to the state coffers in the last decade alone. The Sugar Bowl was named for the industry championed by landowner Étienne de Boré and epitomized the contribution of Louisiana to the country. His plantation stretched from what is now Audubon Park to the original Tulane Stadium and developed crystallization of the cane product, creating a national industry. We were the sugar bowl to the nation but the trophy bearing that name was a gift from the Waldhorn Company in 1935. Already an antique at the time of its presentation, it was made in London in 1830 during the reign of King George IV. The star of the first Sugar Bowl was Tulane “speedster” Claude Simons. Known as “Little Monk,” he cemented his name in history when he took a lateral pass and raced 85 yards to a touchdown. He was just the first of many greats to play in the historic game, including 48 Hall of Fame coaches, 92 Hall of Fame players and 17 Heisman Trophy winners. The 1970s also marked a few firsts. The first game of the decade featured Ole Miss and their quarterback, Archie Manning, who passed for 273 yards and a touchdown and scrambled for another touchdown in the game as well. New Orleans was thrilled when he returned to the city the following year as a New Orleans Saints player. In 1975, the Sugar Bowl moved to the Superdome, where it is still played today. Names of coaches and players loom large in the heraldry of the Sugar Bowl, like Paul “Bear” Bryant, Herschel Walker and Dan Marino. Tim Tebow finished his Florida days in the 2010 Sugar Bowl by setting multiple records, including 482 passing yards. The Louisiana State University Tigers have played the bowl game 13 times. And, though they played host in the early years, the Green Wave has only played for Sugar Bowl honors twice. As we make our lists and check them twice this holiday season, why not throw in a wish for the Sugar Bowl, its teams and players and the Big Easy celebration we all get to share.

ps You might notice the absence of the Crimson Tide in this notable list for the Sugar Bowl. Yes, they have played in it more than any other team, but this Tiger is still smarting from a certain match-up this season that I can’t put behind me. 10

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Editor’s Note by Anne Honeywell The holidays are here. Wow! 2018 flew by! It feels like I was just sitting on the beach, and now I am decorating my Christmas tree! I love Christmas ornaments and have collected them for years. My favorites are those that my children made for me in school. Most of them include their photos secured into something they created, ranging from nursery school to high school photo-frame ornaments of football and cheerleader memories. Carefully, I personally place each one, remembering the children at each age and excited as though I am unwrapping their gifts for the first time. Every year, it’s like unpacking their lives and hanging them on the tree—celebrating that they are, in fact, the real gifts and shining ornaments in my life. This issue is our holiday gift for you. The gorgeous art of Zona Wainwright on the cover sets a festive tone for the stories, gift ideas, recipes and more that follow. Leslie Cardé explores the rebirth of Hollywood South, and Joey Kent wraps up his tricentennial series on the birth of New Orleans. Tulane fan William H. Forman Jr. remembers the Green Wave’s perfect 1998 football season. Yvette Jemison has delicious ideas for host gifts—and if you are planning pheasant, duck or quail for your holiday dining, Tom Fitzmorris has the recipes you need. We’ve made a list for you to check twice. Scoop helps you plan those don’t-miss holiday happenings, from breakfast with Santa to running with Santa and from LPO concerts to Elf. And last, but not least, you’ll find pages and pages to inspire your gift-giving for everyone on your list. Happy holidays from all of us at Inside New Orleans—and here’s to a wonderful New Year!


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Contributors Our contributors give Inside New Orleans its voice, its personality and its feel. Here we are proud to highlight a few of them so that you can put a face with a name and get to know them. Other Voices: Gretchen Armbruster, Leah Draffen, Candra George, Thomas B. Growden, Anne Honeywell and Yvette Jemison.

Leslie Cardé Veteran journalist Leslie Cardé began her career reporting for NPR in Los Angeles. From there, she landed in New Orleans as an anchor/health and science editor before moving on to anchor three hours of daily financial news and host an entertainment show for CNBC. She’s reported from the Middle East for CNN, worked as a producer and narrator for E! Entertainment and wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary America Betrayed. Leslie currently writes for The New Orleans Advocate and Los Angeles Magazine. She is also a producer/reporter for CBS Newspath. On page 34, she writes about the return of Hollywood South.

Shauna Grissett

Michael Harold

Joey Kent

Shauna Grissett grew up in New Orleans and graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School, the University of Virginia and the Fashion Institute of Design’s one-year fashion design program. She worked in New York’s roughand-tumble garment industry for over sixteen years before returning home. Shauna has been writing a fiction book based on her former life on Seventh Avenue for the past few years. Shauna’s article on cover artist Zona Wainwright is featured on page 16.

Michael Harold grew up in New Orleans and graduated from St. Martin’s Episcopal School, The University of the South and LSU Law School. Fluent in Spanish and French, he is also a classical pianist. Michael practiced law for more than 23 years and is now a legal recruiter. He is a contributing writer for Local Palate magazine in Charleston, South Carolina. In his spare time, he coordinates the renovation of a 19th century home in New Orleans. In this issue, Michael tells his INside Story on page 27.

Joey Kent, a longtime author, historian and archivist, relocated his family from Shreveport to New Orleans several years ago to continue work in the movie industry. He has over 60 film festival awards for screenwriting and is wrapping up work on a coffee table book about the historic Louisiana Hayride radio and stage show, which is due for release next summer. The Kents—Joey, Amber and daughter Adelaide—love the rich history and culture of their new home. On page 72, Joey continues telling the story of the founding of New Orleans.


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“When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get acquainted period that I see what I’ve been about. I have no fears about making changes, for the painting has a life of its own.” - Jackson Pollock

The Art of the Dance

Cover Artist Zona Wainwright

ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST painter and teacher Zona Wainwright, a native of the New Orleans area, never planned on a career as an artist. During the first half of her professional life, along with her late husband, she owned and co-managed several oil-field related businesses. Wainwright says, “Although I always had a creative instinct, it wasn’t until my daughters were seniors in high school that I took painting classes. I started slowly, dabbling with watercolors first.” Since then, she has studied extensively at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, taking classes including drawing, watercolor and abstract acrylic painting. Wainwright was drawn to abstract art immediately. Abstract art is an art form that doesn’t attempt to represent external reality but rather seeks to achieve its effect 16

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using shapes, forms, colors, textures and gestural marks. Abstraction has been with us in some form or another for over a century and has the ability to inspire our curiosity and imagination. Wainwright says, “I like the creativity abstraction allows me. I’m always learning, developing and expanding. To abstract something is to get the feeling of it, and the process allows your mind to wonder and experience a painting individually. It allows me to express myself in a personal way, yet, I’m not mimicking something— for example, a tree.” Several artists have been inspirational for Wainwright, and she talks about their influence on her work. “I saw the Henry Casselli show at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and his watercolor work was gorgeous. It was then that I knew I would always paint.” >>

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by Shauna Grissett

Henry Casselli Jr. is a contemporary artist from New Orleans who primarily paints watercolors of figures and settings of his native city. Shortly after seeing the Casselli show, Wainwright switched from watercolors to acrylics: “I have never looked back since. Then I saw an artist Dennis Campay in Covington, who painted landscapes and architectural scenes. He drew into his work, into the paint on his canvas, which was very thick. I loved the thought and look of it. So, I started to experiment with that process—drawing into my work. It’s amazing how one artist can influence you.” Other artists who have motivated Wainwright are Richard Diebenkorn and Nicolas de Stael. But perhaps the most important artist in Wainwright’s life has been her instructor at the Academy, Nell Tilton. 18

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Of Tilton, Wainwright says, “Nell has been my instructor at the Academy for 18-plus years, and her mentorship, encouragement and friendship have been strong and steady influences in my artistic journey. Except for my family, she has been my most significant supporter. And, because of Nell’s guidance, I have been given the unique opportunity to be an instructor at the Academy, making abstract painting an important part of the Academy’s curriculum.” Wainwright has been an instructor at the Academy for three-and-ahalf years, teaching beginning and intermediate abstract acrylic painting. She feels teaching has been invaluable to her personally, helping her grow as a painter. “Teaching has allowed me to be freer with my work. With my students, I’m very experimental, and

painting. But when I’m teaching, I’m looking through my students’ eyes, which brings me back to my beginnings when I first learned as a student. I’m hearing their questions and listening, as if I were a student all over again. It’s given me a different energy, a different eye.” In addition to Wainwright’s work at the Academy, she has taken many workshops and applied for and been accepted to juried residencies outside the state. Two recent residencies in which she participated were in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, as well as a master’s series in Maine. Of her time spent away at these juried residencies, she says, “The residencies allow me the freedom to work in different spaces, to explore, to get out of my comfort zone and to push myself and my boundaries. You meet new people from all over the country, and many times they come from much smaller communities. This always brings me back to New Orleans and how lucky we are to have such a large art community.” Wainwright’s process is lyrical, even romantic, comparable to a dance between her hand and her mind, each taking turns leading. “I feel like the canvas and I ‘flirt’ for some time. I

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it has re-established in my mind how important it is to stay experimental. You tend to get in a rut when you’re

go back and forth with my tools and painting supplies, and I experiment. In the beginning, I don’t have an exact plan. I make one mark, one color, and I react. Then the painting takes on its own life from where it may have started. I don’t mind being unsure of what the outcome will be; it can end up in many directions. That’s why it feels kind of free and flirty, like the beginning stages of a relationship. I try to keep that feeling going for as long as I can with the painting. I try not to get too serious too quickly, too committed. The reason it calls to mind a ‘flirt’ is because it’s a bit like a dance, the ‘back and forth.’ Of course, in the end, I have to make decisions about what stays and what goes, what colors stay and what go.” Acrylics, graphite, charcoal, soft pastels and gel medium are the media with which Wainwright paints. “I begin with washes, drawing, transparent washes and thicker paint, through which I scrape. I like to work between thicker paint, washes and to draw back and forth between the paint.” In order to gain perspective on her work, Wainwright has a developed a system of working on more than one painting at a time. “I usually have a couple of paintings lingering around, one speaks to the other. I’ll have one painting directly in front of me, that I’m actively working on, and one to my side. I find

that when I’m working on a painting or studying it or living with it, it may tell me what to do with the one that’s on the sidelines.” Wainwright has exhibited widely in galleries, and her work can be found in numerous private and public art collections. For the past three years, she has had a solo show during Art for Art’s Sake at the Degas Art Gallery on Julia Street. Wainwright says, “It’s been quite an honor to show for Art for Art’s Sake.” From December 1, 2018, to January 25, 2019, she will participate in the 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, featuring the work of present and past faculty members. In December 2019, Wainwright will have a solo show at the Degas Art Gallery In terms of her greatest strength, Wainwright says, “For me, I think my

real talent is ‘contrast.’ I like both muted and strong colors; I like the mixture. And when you start considering what the mixtures are, it comes down to contrast. I love drawing as well as painted flat passages, textural and then smooth effects, hard edges and then soft edges of paint, quiet passages and then very dynamic energetic areas. I like light and dark mixed in with organic. Of course, one is going to outweigh the other, and it has to be a balancing act of all these many different contrasts, of all of these elements. But this is just another part of the dance, back to the flirt of the back and forth.” For more information, or to contact Zona Wainwright, go to zonagallery. com. Email: zonawainwright@gmail.com. Facebook: Zona Jill Blackwell Wainwright. Instagram: Zona B. Wainwright. December 2018-January 2019 19

INSIDE a handy guide to events and entertainment in and around New Orleans

Christmas at Beau Rivage Holiday magic abounds at MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage Resort & Casino as the Gulf Coast’s premier resort is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with twinkling displays, exquisite shopping, classic musical performances and holiday charm throughout the property. Christmas comes alive with the holiday production show Christmas Dreams, performing in the Beau Rivage Theatre on Dec. 15-27, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enchanting holiday scenes, high-energy numbers, brilliant solos, a stage of real ice, a magnificent snowfall at each performance and a visit from Santa himself are sure delight the young and old alike. Beau Rivage Theatre, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, Miss. Show times, 3 pm and 7 pm throughout the run of the show. Tickets start at $12.95 plus tax and service charge. (888) 567-6667. beaurivage.com.

December of Tulane, 6823 St. Charles Ave. newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu. 1-24 Christmas in the Country. Special shopping events, strolling musicians, carolers, refreshments and door prizes sponsored by the Covington Business Association, Lee Lane Merchants, and the 20

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City of Covington. Downtown Covington.

Masculinity. Featuring works from the

(985) 892-1873.

collection of award-winning actress and

1-30 Audubon Zoo Lights. Audubon Zoo

artist CCH Pounder. Xavier University

Lights presented by Children’s Hospital.

Administration Building, Xavier University Art


Gallery, 1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans. Free and

1-Jan 1 Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans City Park. neworleanscitypark.com. 1-Feb 28 ICONS: Ideals of Black

open to the public. xula.edu. 1-2, 8-9, 15-24 125th Teddy Bear Tea. Holiday food, specialty teas, tasty pastries,

photo courtesy: BEAU RIVAGE

1-21 EMPIRE. Newcomb Art Museum

Santa and Mrs. Claus, and sparkling wine and mimosas for mom and dad. The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way. 3353129. therooseveltneworleans.com. 1, 8, 15 Breakfast with Santa. Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in the Azalea Ballroom, 1 Grand Blvd, Point Clear, Ala. 7-10:30am. Santa photos, 8-11am. Adults, $25.95; ages 5-11, $12.50; 4 and under, free. RSVP, (251) 928-9201. 2 Tea with Santa. Photo with Santa, champagne for adults, tea service, gift from Santa, music and more. Southern Hotel, 428 E Boston St, Covington. 2-4pm. Adults, $80; ages 2-9, $60. (844) 866-1907. 2, 9, 16 A Little Time with Santa. Santa available for private session with your little one. Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Grand Blvd, Point Clear, Ala. Appointments available, 10am-2pm. RSVP, (251) 928-5944. 4 Power Breakfast. New Orleans Chamber. Sponsored by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company. 1515 Poydras St, 5th Floor Auditorium, New Orleans. 8am-9:30am. Members, free; nonmembers, $10. neworleanschamber. org. 4 WYES Season of Good Tastes: Gautreau’s. Proceeds benefit WYES. Each course paired with wine. 1728 Soniat St, New Orleans. 6:30pm. wyes. org/events. 5 Young Professionals Holiday Social. Dave & Busters, 1200 Poydras St, New Orleans. 5:30-7:30pm. jeffersonchamber.org. 6 Angels of Light. Benefiting St. Tammany Hospital Hospice. St. Tammany Parish Hospital lobby, 1202 S Tyler St, Covington. 5:30pm. Purchase


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Inside Scoop tribute angels for a minimum $10 donation. (985) 898-4141. sthfoundation.org/angels. 6 Christmas Luminaries. Founders Circle, St. Paul’s School, 917 S Jahncke Ave, Covington. 6pm. stpauls.com. 6-7 MZ Wallace Trunk Show. Emma’s Shoes & Accessories, 3904 LA-22, Mandeville. emmasshoes.com. 6-9 Luna Fête. Presented by Arts Council New Orleans. Lafayette Square, 602 Camp St. 6-10pm. artsneworleans.org. 6, 13, 20, 27 Live Music Thursdays. The Barrel Wine Bar, 69305 Hwy 21, Covington. 6-9pm. barrelwinebar.com. 7 Christmas with Aaron Neville. Beau Rivage Theatre, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. beaurivage. com. 7 Metairie Park Country Day Holiday Home Tour and Boutique. Tour homes and shop the boutique featuring 20 local vendors at Country Day’s newly renovated Coleman Dining Hall, 300 Park Rd, Metairie. Various home locations. 10am-2pm. mpcds.com. 7 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Celestin Ballroom - 3rd Floor, 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans. 11am-1pm. $50-$65. neworleanschamber.org. 7 Sips of the Season. Old Mandeville bars, pubs and restaurants. Mugs available at K. Gee’s Restaurant, Varsity Sports, Cameo Boutique, Blent Juice Bar, Das Schulerhaus Gift Gallery & Christmas Boutique. 5-9pm. (985) 624-3147. oldmandevillebiz.com. 7-9 Christmas in the Country. Old fashioned family fun and shopping. St. Francisville. (225) 635-3873. stfrancisvillefestivals.com. 7, 14, 21, 28 Guy-day Friday. Sip scotch and find the perfect gifts. On Cloud Nine, 1901 Hwy 190, Mandeville. (985) 951-2299. oncloudnine.com. 8 A Christmas Past Festival. Arts and crafts, food and beverage booths, bands 22

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and strolling caroling groups. Girod St, Mandeville. 9am-3pm. cityofmandeville. com. 8 Christmas Tour of Homes. Tour contemporary homes in West Feliciana Parish. (225) 635-3364. stfrancisvillefestivals. com. 8 Fête de Fezziwig. A family-centric fundraiser with Le Petit Theatre’s first annual production of A Christmas Carol. Activities for kids, a silent auction and drinks for mom and dad, and the opportunity to meet cast members. Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peters St, New Orleans. Activities, 12:30-2pm; matinee performance, 2pm. lepetittheatre. com. 8 Holiday Spectacular: The Stompers Save Christmas. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. 7:30pm. $10-$140. lpomusic.com. 8 Running of the Santas. Warehouse District, New Orleans. runningofthesantas. com. 8 Winter on the Water. Santa arrives by boat, marching parade from harbor to Gazebo, performances and lighting of the lakefront live oaks. Lakeshore Dr, Mandeville. 4-6pm. cityofmandeville.com. 8 1-2-3 Tea. Meet, play and more for rising Toddler 2 to Kindergarten girls. Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St, New Orleans. 9-10:30am. uanola.org. 8-10 Holiday Promo Event. Palm Village, A Signature Lilly Pulitzer Store, 2735 US 190, Mandeville. (985) 778-2547. 9 History and Holly Tour. Seven homes presented by the Covington Heritage Foundation. Begins at Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N Jefferson Ave. $20. covingtonheritagefoundation.com. 11-15 Holiday Open House and Artisan Trunk Show. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. beaurivage. com. 12-13 Blair’s Belts and Sarah Sharp Trunk Show. Hilltop Shoppe New Orleans, 3714 >> December 2018-January 2019 23

Inside Scoop Magazine St. 533-9670. hilltopshoppe.com. 12-13, 19-20 Holiday Stroll. Shop with Suella and KiKi & Lolli for all of your holiday

and holiday fun. Broussard’s, 819 Conti St,

Biloxi. 10am-3pm. beaurivage.com.

New Orleans. 581-3866. broussards.com.

16 Third Sunday Concert Series. A

15-16 Mug Promo Event. Palm Village, A

Christmas Brass Spectacular. Christ

gifts. 70515 Hwy 21, Covington. (985) 302-

Signature Lilly Pulitzer Store, 2735 US 190,

Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire


Mandeville. (985) 778-2547.

St, Covington. 5pm. Free. (985) 892-3177.

13 Holiday Business Card Exchange.

15-27 Christmas Dreams. Enchanting

16-20 Photos with Santa. The Buffet, Beau

Jefferson Chamber and Adler’s; networking,

holiday scenes, high-energy numbers,

Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd,

fun and shopping. Adler’s Jewelers, 2937

brilliant solos, a stage of real ice, a

Biloxi. 5-9pm. beaurivage.com.

Veterans Memorial Blvd, Ste B, Metairie.

magnificent snowfall at each performance

5:30-7:30pm. jeffersonchamber.org.

and a visit from Santa himself are sure

13 H2O Sip and Shop. Music, shopping, drinks and more. H2O Salon Northshore,

delight the young and old alike.

Beau Rivage Theatre, 875 Beach Blvd,

18-23 Elf. Presented by Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans. Saenger Theatre. newolreans.broadway.com. 19 WYES Season of Good Tastes:

3908 Hwy 22, Mandeville. 10am-7pm. (985)

Biloxi, Miss. Show times, 3 pm and 7 pm

Bourbon House. Proceeds benefit WYES.


throughout the run of the show. Tickets start

Each course paired with wine. 144 Bourbon

13 Beethoven and Blue Jeans: Yuletide Celebration. Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd, Kenner. 7:30pm. $20-$55. lpomusic.com. 14 Wendy Mignot Pearls Trunk Show. Emma’s Shoes & Accessories, 3904 LA-22, Mandeville. emmasshoes.com. 14-16, 21-23 Santa Brunch. Food, music

at $12.95 plus tax and service charge. (888) 567-6667. beaurivage.com. 16 Beethoven and Blue Jeans: LPO’s

St, New Orleans. 6:30pm. wyes.org/events. 20 Baroque Christmas with the LPO. Featuring Handel’s Messiah. First Baptist

Yuletide Celebration. Slidell Municipal

Church New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd.

Auditorium, 2056 Second St. 2:30pm. 523-

7:30pm. $20-$140. 523-6530. lpomusic.

6530. lpomusic.com.


16 Brunch with Santa. BR Prime, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd,

22-31 NOLA ChristmasFest. Ice skating rink, ice slides, holiday characters, themed

inflatables, arts and crafts, gingerbread house exhibit, Kringle Carousel, Winter

allstatesugarbowl.org. 1 Celebration in the Oaks. New Orleans City

1230. ashrosary.org. 10, 12 Scheherazade. Including BBC Young

Whirl, Snowball Fight area, Snowy Summit

Park. neworleanscitypark.com.

Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

climbing wall, food, drinks and the world’s

1-Feb 28 ICONS: Ideals of Black

Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New

tallest snowman. New Orleans Ernest

Masculinity. Featuring works from the

M. Morial Convention Center, Hall H.

collection of award-winning actress and


artist CCH Pounder. Xavier University Art

to 7th grade. Ursuline Academy, 2635 State

Gallery, 1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans. Free and

St, New Orleans. 8:30am. uanola.org.

24 Christmas Eve Bonfires on the Levee. Gramercy. Dusk. louisianatravel.com. 26 The Room Shoppe Clearance Center

open to the public. xula.edu. 4-6 Wizard World New Orleans. Ernest N.

Grand Opening. 68490 Hwy 59,

Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention

Mandeville. (985) 871-1120 afd-furniture.

Center Blvd, New Orleans. wizardworld.com. 6 Krewe of Joan of Arc. French Quarter.

com. 29 New Year’s Pre-Game. Friendly games of prize pong and dicing, all-day extras and drinks. On Cloud Nine, 1901 Hwy 190, Mandeville. 10am-6pm. (985) 951-2299. oncloudnine.com.

January 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl. MercedesBenz Superdome, New Orleans.

6pm. mardigrasneworleans.com. 6 Phunny Phorty Phellows. Uptown New Orleans. 7pm. mardigrasneworleans.com. 6 Société Des Champs Elysée. French

Orleans. $20-$140. lpomusic.com. 16, 30 Elementary School Tours. Toddler 2

17 Mahler Symphony No. 9. Orpheum Theater, 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans. $20-$140. lpomusic.com. 17 Open House for All Grades. St. Catherine of Siena School, 400 Codifer Blvd, Metairie. 7pm. 831-1166. scsgators.org. 18 Chef’s Dinner with Andrew Carmellini. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski

Quarter. 7:30pm. mardigrasneworleans.

followed by a four-course dinner by Chef


Andrew Carmellini, paired with exquisite

8 Tuesday Tours. Ages 1 to Grade 4.

wines, and a live auction. Cocktail attire.

Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4301 St.

Calcasieu, 930 Tchoupitloulas St. 7pm.

Charles Ave, New Orleans. 8:30-10am. 269-



19 Bal Masque. A carnival celebration to empower the youth of New Orleans including fine cuisine and entertainment by Ram, Port-Au-Price, Haiti; The Vermilionaires; Cha Wa; Original Pinetttes Brass Band and The Roots of Music. Black tie or costume, mask required. The Sugar Mill, 1021 Convention Center Blvd. 7-11pm. $300-$5,000. Weekend packages available. linkstryjewski.org. 19 Jaws. Watch Steven Spielberg’s thrilling masterpiece of suspense on The Mahalia Jackson Theater’s huge HD screen, while John Williams’ iconic score is performed live by the LPO. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. 7:30pm. $10-$140. lpomusic.com. 26 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars. NOBA kicks off its golden anniversary year with a star-studded evening, celebrating 50 years of Bringing Dance to Life in New Orleans. The event features performances by some of the world’s most distinguished artists from companies such as American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St, New Orleans. nobadance.com. 27 King Cake Festival. Taste king cakes from the finest bakeries, enjoy live music and support pediatric programs. Presented by Oschner Medical Center to benefit Ochsner’s Hospital for Children. Champions Square/Club XLIV at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, LaSalle St, New Orleans. 10am-4pm. kingcakefestival.org. 27 It’s Carnival Time. Louis J. Roussell Hall, 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans. 2:30pm. lpomusic.com. 30 WYES Season of Good Tastes: The Pelican Club. Proceeds benefit WYES. Each course paired with wine. 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans. 6:30pm. wyes.org/events.

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by Michael Harold

Look-alikes I’M DINING AT A RESTAURANT BAR when I suddenly notice this woman staring at me. It’s not like the Glenn Close stare when Michael Douglas won’t return her phone calls, and it’s definitely not porn-star seduction, either. It’s just awkward. Suddenly, she’s out of her seat and walking up to me. She says, “I’m sorry I’ve been staring, but you look so much like my brother, it’s freaking me out.” I’m laughing at this point and of course, intrigued. She pulls out her phone and she’s right! We DO look alike. I’m relieved. Ever notice when a stranger mentions that you resemble his or her friend, the look-alike is either hideous or worse, shares some common facial flaw that you despise in yourself? I have one friend with a wondering left eye. She swears if one more guy tells her she looks like the actress Karen Black she’s going to tell him he looks like Henry Kissinger. I have one friend in New Orleans named David Williams whom people confuse me with all the time. Thankfully, David is in good shape and nice looking. It’s now become a joke between us. Whenever some unknown person approaches me and says “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Da…..,” I fill in the name for them. You mean David Williams? I’m always eager to report the names back to David. Back in the 1980s, my college friend’s mother looked so much like Elizabeth Taylor that people wouldn’t take no for an answer. Eventually, she

stopped fighting it and started signing autographs. When my friend Jennie lived in New York City during the 1990s she so resembled Monica Lewinksky that even the press stalked her. Personally, I’ve been told that I resemble Steve McQueen, which is one I’m happy to accept, but when I’m wearing glasses, the look-alike comments are priceless. The best was the woman who said, “Has anyone told you you’re a dead ringer for Larry King?” That was an ego booster. And, nothing beats the day a wild-eyed, thickly bearded homeless man approached me to say that I looked like a famous film star. He had to think about it, and finally, his eyes lit up. “I know it,” he said, “Woody Allen!” I literally laughed out loud when he said people confused him with Charles Manson. It was frighteningly true. Dead ringer. When my longtime friend Virginia used to smoke and stay out too late, her voice would change from charmingly raspy to deeply hoarse in the span of a few hours. One night, a group of us were invited to see a drag show at The Mint bar on Esplanade and Decatur. The place was loud and packed with tourists, locals and…well…drag queens. While Virginia was at the host stand calling United cab (no Uber back then), a couple from Ohio was waiting in line behind her. As she finished the call, she overhead the husband tell his wife, “Until that drag queen opened his mouth, I would have sworn it was a woman.” Virginia just loves when I make her tell that story. December 2018-January 2019 27

Meeting Design Challenges The Morels’ Uptown Home


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DESIGNER PENNY FRANCIS, a member of both ASID and IIDA, and her daughter, Casi Francis St. Julian, an interior design graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design, approach projects first by understanding their clients and how they live and work to create living spaces that reflect them. The team and resources at Eclectic Home were exactly what Stephen and Meredith Morel needed for the design and build of their new home construction project. We asked Penny to share the story of the creation of this new home for the Morel family. Tell me about this project. The clients loved the location of a property that had been in poor condition and an eyesore in the neighborhood. Right on the river and steps from the park made them eager to get their hands on the property. We were asked to help with the new construction project in 2016, and after much back and forth, they finally got the green light from the city to proceed with demolition and building their new home. DMG, Design Management Group, was engaged as the contractor, and Architect Patrick Melancon of MOD rounded out the dream team for the Morels.

So EH was involved at the beginning—not just for the finishes and furnishings? It’s always a plus when you can get involved with the interior design at the beginning of a project. As designers, we are exposed to endless materials and understand how to execute designs and integrate them into the design and build process early on to achieve what the clients want in terms of function and the desired aesthetic. In doing so, it manages cost expectations and provides the builder with greater information on how to manage the process

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The beautiful paint colors and wallpapers on this project add a lot to the personality of the home. Each room has its own design identity, while there is great cohesion between all the spaces. Tones of the same color on the walls and ceilings and pops of blue can be found in each room. The entrance sets the stage for what’s to come in the interior, and this home achieves that by the rich blue walls of the foyer. Tones of blue can be found in each room, some subtle and some strong. The breakfast room, with its 12’ ceilings and beautiful transom window, needed the wallpaper to add pattern and interest to the kitchen while complementing the color in the foyer. The wallpaper has all the tones of the first floor rooms;


more efficiently. We were able to provide elevations and drawings to DMG as needed for bathrooms and kitchens, etc., and were available to work with the subcontractors to make sure the integrity of the design was followed. Often, designers come in after plans and budgets are made when the clients really start to look at the interior and how they want to live. Then they start making material and design selections that are not in line with the budget. The selection of a stone, for example, requires different preparation and labor cost than installing a ceramic. Thus, the importance of designers being involved from the beginning of the process. The more you plan and communicate early on and help to manage the process and expectations, the less likely are budget overruns and time delays because of constant changes.

What were some of the challenges of this build/ design? The biggest challenge of this project was the very narrow lot, 25’ wide. Patrick Melancon tackled it beautifully with his design and use of the property. The amazing custom windows and architectural details of the exterior draw you in. What was not gained in width was achieved in height on the interior with 12’ ceilings and scale of windows. The natural light entering into the space along with the height makes it feel very spacious.

because the breakfast room is located in the center of the home, it provides balance. I think each home needs a wow, and the paper does that. The look and feel of the space and kitchen would be entirely different without the paper. The wallpaper inspired the kitchen’s tile splash, which resembled the feathers of the bird in the paper’s design. Tell me more about the kitchen. The kitchen had its challenges because of the width of the house. It’s a u-shaped kitchen grounded by an amazing central island. We blended a blue paint color for the island and all the base cabinets, while the upper cabinets are white, some with glass fronts. The custom-designed central window was a huge element in the kitchen that we did not want to compete with. We highlighted the window by installing the entire wall with the beautiful ceramic tile. There is a 24” space on either side of the window with wall sconces to highlight the materials. The quartz countertops, brass hardware and woven orb pendants add the finishing touches to make this a bright and happy space. What are your favorite elements of the master bedroom and bath? We are obsessed with bathroom design and loved every minute of this design process. The soaking tub anchored by the beautiful window and the tiled wall around the window create an amazing feature and focal point in the room. To add interest without introducing too many materials, we used 12”x24” Italian >> December 2018-January 2019 31

porcelain tiles and cut them to create a chevron pattern on the floor. It’s subtle, yet amazing and different. They wanted a spa-like retreat for their bathroom, and we achieved just that. The master bedroom is the width of the house, anchored by a wonderful fireplace. We used a salvaged pine beam from a property being demolished cut to size and left it its raw state for the mantle. Ceramics glazed and tumbled to look antique surround the fireplace to add texture and color. The custom canopy bed helps to balance the height of the space. We highlighted the bed by adding a beautiful wallpaper in the tones of the room. The nursery! Inspiration for the nursery began with the colors of the specially designed wallpaper, which was featured on the exterior long wall of the room. The color of the walls and the mellow yellow of the ceiling are from the wallpaper. The white multiple globe chandelier as well as the stuffed giraffe wall hanging add a bit of whimsy. A custom dresser and changing chest/table round out the furnishings, along with a glider chair in an indoor/outdoor fabric for durability. The room’s layers and color make for a very serene nursery. What about living spaces and the dining room? The dining room’s windows on two of three sides, as well as its size, made this room a bit of a challenge. It was critical to have the right scale of furnishings and provide the functions they wanted without being cluttered or having too much weight. The perfect custom round table came first, and then we layered in the other pieces. A mix of finishes and materials in the space make it more interesting and intimate. The adjacent bar with unique glazed cabinetry provides additional space for storage. The 32

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wallpaper on the bar wall adds texture and color, and mirrors strategically placed help with the illusion of more space. The living room is inviting and comfortable. Subtle textures and tones in a neutral palette are a perfect backdrop for the owners’ collection of art.


Any last thoughts? Stephen and Meredith were great to work with. Because they trusted the process and their team, we were able to execute a home that they love. I can’t emphasize too much the importance of that trust. Owner and principle designer Penny Francis opened Eclectic Home in 2000 to fill a void of diverse home products in the New Orleans market and to help showcase her unique design style. Step into Eclectic Home and you immediately understand the name. The showroom defines its namesake—elements from a variety of resources, systems and styles. This beautiful retail space inspires clients looking for design guidance. Meet Penny and Casi at Eclectic Home located at 8211 Oak St. in New Orleans. To learn about services, their portfolio or what’s in store, visit eclectichome.net. December 2018-January 2019 33

by Leslie Cardé


FROM L.A. TO LA. That was the route Hollywood filmmakers were taking around 2010 when the influx of big movies to the Big Easy first began to take shape. Thanks in part to a 30 percent tax credit offered by Louisiana, L.A.’s film and television crews began packing their bags and heading for New Orleans, and the term “Hollywood South” was coined. It was boomtown, and everyone was cashing in on the influx of big movies and big spenders all around the city and state. But in an industry where you’re only as good as your last picture, things can go from boom to bust at the speed of a Tinder swipe. It was just three short years ago when local production crews began bemoaning the fact that many Hollywood films and TV series had begun taking their location shoots to other cities. The underlying reason was simple. Promises had been made to the film industry in the form of tax credits. Shoot your motion picture in Louisiana, and the state would rebate a considerable percentage of your costs in exchange for bringing jobs to the state and spending money on everything from hotels and restaurants to transportation. Unfortunately, when the studios tried to cash in those credits, the monies were not available. It wasn’t long before chaos and a mass exodus ensued.

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“The state stubbed its toe in a big way, and unscrupulous characters at the Film Commission sunk the $500 million incentives program,” explained Scott Niemeyer, the founder and CEO of Deep South Studios. He is now in Phase II of the construction that will ultimately find New Orleans with 262,000 square feet of sound stages, grip and lighting equipment, office space and pre- and post-production facilities. It will be the largest studio between Pinewood in Atlanta and ABQ in Albuquerque, which is now being bought by the streaming-content king, Netflix. Niemeyer definitely understands finances— and film. With a business degree garnered from Tulane University in 1987, he ventured off to L.A. to learn about financing films and spent decades there. He eventually got into production, producing, along with his two partners at Gold Circle Films, such hits as My Big Fat Greek Wedding I and II and Wedding Date with Debra Messing; Because I Said So with Diane Keaton; and White Noise with Michael Keaton, amongst many others. He knows that when Hollywood is promised something, they will hold your feet to the fire. To say the tax credit debacle undermined a thriving Hollywood South is a massive understatement.

In 2013 alone, some of the largest theatrical productions were shot here. In fact, of the 108 major films made that year, 18 of them were shot somewhere in the state. Films like Twelve Years a Slave, Oblivion, Django Unchained, The Expendables and a dozen other blockbusters brought wheelbarrows full of cash into the economy. But the $1.1 billion in 2013 revenues fell to only $300 million the following year, when local production folks were folding up their tents and moving to Atlanta, which benefitted heavily from the missteps of Louisiana. This crushed New Orleans. In just five years, Georgia has become a big player, with $2.5 billion of annual revenue from films. They are competing at a similar level to Vancouver, in terms of production, but it took Vancouver 40 years to get to the same mountaintop that Georgia has accomplished in just five. But today is a new day, and not only does hope spring eternal that Louisiana will regain its standing in the industry, but the proof has become evident when one looks at the dozen films which have shot here just in the last quarter of 2018. With tax credit revisions making the program more sustainable and Governor John Bel Edwards’ recent trip to Hollywood to mend fences with the studio movers and shakers, it looks like Tinseltown and its bigbudget features are returning to the Big Easy. To be sure, some productions never left the state. NCIS: New Orleans, now in its fifth season (just completing its 100th episode in October), showcases New Orleans in an extraordinary way because it’s indigenous to the plot. It would literally be impossible to use any other city as a stand-in for such a unique place. The cast, many of whom live elsewhere when not shooting, understand that NCIS: New Orleans must be shot in New Orleans. So, they commute. Scott Bakula has traveled back to L.A. on weekends for years. “From July to May, we shoot the show,” Bakula told me. “So, I’m here a lot more than Los Angeles. As much as I love this city—the restaurants, the jazz clubs, and all of that—our shooting schedule is 12 hours a day at a minimum, so I have just enough time to go to the gym, go home and prepare for

the next day’s shoot. But this show couldn’t exist anywhere else.” A bevy of new productions has landed here in the last couple of months ranging from streaming episodes via Netflix to full-blown-movie-house-bigbudget features, with everything in between. Netflix, in its eternal quest to produce more and more content, has filmed two productions here, both shot in New Orleans. The first is an as-yet-untitled sci-fi feature with Jamie Foxx and Joseph GordonLevitt. That pic’s storyline is being kept under >>

Movie posters from some of the films shot in and around New Orleans in 2013.

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tight wrap, but this theatrical release will be hitting theaters in 2019. Another big-budget Netflix film is the crime drama The Highwaymen, starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, which will tell the story of the capture of bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde by two Texas Rangers who came out of retirement to home in on the killers of 13 people. The movie was shot in Hammond and later in Shreveport near the location where Parker and Barrow were gunned down in a hail of bullets. Costner plays Ranger Frank Hamer and Harrelson the role of his partner, Ranger Maney Gault. Costner shot in Louisiana while on hiatus from shooting Yellowstone, his hit television series shot on a Montana ranch airing on the Paramount

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Network. He says staying busy keeps him a young 63. Important, because of his seven children, three are under the age of 12. “Playing Frank Hamer,” he recounted, “gave me a chance to tell this story from the other side of the aisle. This won’t be the romanticized version of Bonnie and Clyde à la the Warren Beatty-Faye Dunaway 1967 film version. This will be the raw, nitty-gritty story of what it took to capture these marauders.” Paramount Pictures has recently wrapped its shoot in New Orleans on the horror genre film Body Cam with Mudbound star and recording artist Mary J. Blige. Described as Get Out meets Stephen King’s End of Watch, the plotline revolves around several LAPD officers (in this case New Orleans will be passed off as L.A.) who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops—all of which was caught on a bodycam video that was destroyed in a cover-up. Blige portrays a police officer who “begins seeing visions and starts to investigate the cover-up,” she explained. Blige’s on-screen son is played by Jibrail Nantambu, a 9-year-old New Orleans boy, in his first role. Since then, Nantambu obtained a role in this season’s blockbuster horror movie, Halloween, to universally rave reviews, and he is currently shooting a new Apple TV series, Ink. Body Cam will be released in

2019; it also stars Nat Wolff, Theo Rossi, and Anika Noni Rose. Meanwhile, a family drama shot in LaPlace, Walkaway Joe, is the story of an unlikely friendship between a teenage boy (played by Julian Feder) searching for his pool-hustling father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan of The Walking Dead fame) who has abandoned his family. The boy takes to his bicycle to find his father when a loner hiding from his past reluctantly takes him in. Academy Award nominee David Strathairn and Julie Ann Emery also star in the SwingLake Entertainment production. I caught up with one of the producers and asked her why this script, and why LaPlace? “We were drawn to this beautiful story about fathers and sons and second chances and thought it would resonate with a wide audience,” explained producer Rachel McHale. “As for LaPlace, it has some amazingly scenic areas perfect for this film, particularly the sugar cane fields, since it’s a road movie. And, the pool halls were ideal. There is also an additional tax incentive shooting in St. John Parish.” The theatrical release is expected in the fall of 2019. McHale’s producing partners are Minor Childers and Michael Milillo, who is also the film’s writer and penned last year’s biopic, Churchill. Shooting is underway in St. Rose on season two of the popular Marvel Comics-inspired TV series Cloak and Dagger running on the Freeform channel (formerly known as the ABC Family network) and also found on Amazon Prime. A Disney production, it’s billed as a YA (young adult) series because it speaks to millennials and >> December 2018-January 2019 37

the Generation Z crowd, but it seems many not-so-young adults are tuning in. In fact, it’s rated 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the story of two teens who meet as runaways in New York City and are delivered to a chemist who injects them with a synthetic drug giving them superpowers. Cloak (played by actor Aubrey Joseph) has powers of teleportation, and Dagger (played by actress Olivia Holt) has the power to conjure light daggers. Somehow, their powers mysteriously link them to one another. The chemistry between the co-stars is palpable. “We had that magical moment in the audition room, where it all felt easy,” said star Aubrey Joseph. “We gained each other’s trust and kept it throughout the entire first season.” “It’s very rare that you instantly connect with someone,” recalled star Olivia Holt. “When we got the parts and moved to New Orleans, we became good friends. And, we’re both passionate about the story, which makes it that much better and more realistic for the audience.” Marvel, which is known to be secretive about its projects, will be shooting in the city until February 2019. Stay tuned for the next installment of this popular series. And George Clooney, partner Grant Heslov from Smokehouse Productions, and Kirsten Dunst have all teamed up to co-produce a dark comedy for YouTube Premium, another commercial-free streaming subscription service launching original video content. Dunst is no stranger to New Orleans, having shot Interview With the Vampire and Beguiled here in the city. This production, called On Becoming A God In Central Florida, takes place in Orlando 38

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New Orleanian Jibrail Nantambu, shown here in Halloween, will next appear as Mary J. Blige’s son in Body Cam, shot in New Orleans.

(yet is shot here on the West Bank) and is under the umbrella of Sony Tristar Television and AMC Studios. Dunst plays Krystal Gill, a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who will eventually scheme her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise, a cultish, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drives her family to ruin. The 10-part web series will debut in May 2019. And there are more projects, too numerous to mention— but suffice it to say, the Crescent City is back in the filmmaking business. “We want to maximize incentives so that New Orleanians and others around the state will be working on these multimillion dollar projects and creating them as well,” said Niemeyer. “Governor Bel Edwards is a strong supporter because he believes in diversifying the state’s economy. We have to get beyond energy and tourism. The economy of this state should never again be tethered to the price of a barrel of oil.” New Orleans has a lot to offer, and most everyone agrees that being a key part of the digital media age and partnering with Hollywood is certainly an ideal way to branch out. December 2018-January 2019 39

Tulane’s 1998 Perfect Season


THE TULANE FOOTBALL GREEN WAVE had just finished their 1998 season undefeated. They were Liberty Bowl bound. But their coach, Tommy Bowden, had suddenly departed for Clemson. I was teaching a class in international law that year for the Political Science Department. Soon after that announcement, I saw one of my footballplaying students, P. J. Franklin. Before I could ask him about the situation, he announced: “Professor Forman, we are going to win that game.” I have been following Tulane football since 1947. The final score of the first game I saw was Tulane 21-Alabama 20. I missed one year, 1962, when I was serving in the Air Force in the Philippines and Vietnam. As usual, I was looking forward to the 1998 season. The first home game was played in the Louisiana Superdome on September 26. Two touchdowns were scored by P. 40

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J. Franklin’s catching passes from Shaun King—a frequent occurrence during the season. The final score was Tulane 42-Navy 24. The next home game was on October 3. Etched in the eye of memory are two of my students’ leading the defensive line: Dennis O’Sullivan and Phil Henderson. The final score of this game was Tulane 21-Southern Mississippi 7. (Dennis O’Sullivan was inducted into the Tulane Athletic Hall of Fame last year.) The next game, against Louisville, resulted in another Tulane win: 28-22. On the following Saturday, Tulane played Rutgers and won again, 52-24. On Halloween, the Wave played the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana – Lafayette). The tricks went against the Cajuns, and the treats went to Tulane: 72-20. The AP Poll on the following day ranked Tulane 15th.

Tulane’s first trip to the Liberty Bowl location that year resulted in another Wave win—over Memphis, 41-31. That was followed by a trip to West Point, New York, to play Army. The final score was 49-35 in favor of the Wave. The University of Houston Cougars were next on the schedule, with Tulane’s winning again, 48-20, in the Louisiana Superdome. With this win, the Green Wave became the champions of Conference USA. The AP Poll on November 22 ranked the Wave 11th. Excitement intensified among the team members in my class with each win. The regular season ended with Tulane’s win over Louisiana Tech in the Superdome, 63-30. The Wave went up to 10th place in the AP Poll on December 6. Quarterback Shaun King, cornerback Michael Jordan and offensive lineman Bernard Robertson were named to Conference USA’s first team. Wide receivers P. J. Franklin and Ja Juan Dawson, defensive lineman Dennis O’Sullivan, offensive lineman Jerry Godfrey and linebacker Brett Timmson were named to the Conference’s second team. New Year’s Eve of 1998 in Memphis was a bright, cold day. Tulane’s team was on the eastern sideline of the Liberty Bowl. The Wave’s fans were warmed because they were facing the sun. 52,192 attended the game, the largest crowd

during the Wave’s 1998 season. In the first quarter, a student of mine, Michael Jordan, intercepted a Brigham Young pass. He raced down the sideline untouched for 79 yards and a touchdown. The Wave led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. I told a friend of mine before the game to watch Toney Converse, another one of my students. He did not disappoint, running for 103 yards and one touchdown. The BYU defense was ranked fifth in the nation. But Shaun King rushed for 109 yards and passed for an additional 276 yards. Two of his passes were for touchdowns, and he ran for another. P. J. Franklin’s prediction about the Wave’s winning the game came true. The final score was 41-27. Tulane finished No. 7 in both major polls. It was the perfect season—20 years ago, but long to be remembered by Wave fans. December 2018-January 2019 41

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by Tom Fitzmorris


I AM A STUDENT of my own dreams. Here’s an example. A few days before I wrote this, the Harvest Moon—the full moon about which many odes and songs and romances have been written— preoccupied my thoughts. The Harvest Moon is a phenomenon in which the full moon of September hangs higher in the sky than 42

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at any other sunset time of year. One explanation for this is that the Harvest Moon is unusually closer to the Earth now than at any other time. This is not merely something to sing about; it has a real function among people who collect the richest crops of the year. The moon is so bright that the harvesters can stay out in the fields well into the night.


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This is not like the eclipses of which we’ve had so many this year. The Harvest Moon differs from the quick, striking eclipses that imposed themselves in our world. The eclipses involve nearly perfect spheres. In its unique visible poetry, the Harvest Moon might stretch out a little and refuse to take charge of the show when lovers allow themselves to be drenched in other shapes. Indeed, my wife saw the Harvest Moon before I did, as she usually does when something unusually bright is hung in the sky. All the rest of the day, thoughts of this imposed on my mind, not far from global warming. Which my love MA doesn’t believe in. I find myself thinking about her, the moon, our daughter and the love that exudes from all quarters of our world. In the world of eating and drinking, the Harvest Moon shows itself capable of bringing forth elements with strong edible possibilities. Those who like to paddle their way on their trenasses through the wetlands and woodlands look for wild game. Everything from birds to fish to mushrooms is out there for those who know what they’re seeing and how to deal with it. Unfortunately, professional cooks are not allowed to cook the wild edibles they might find. All that deliciousness must be farm-raised. Fortunately, most recipes for game turn out better than the same recipes using wild eats, because they were written for those slight variations. That allows me to present some of my favorite recipes for ducks, quail, squabs and wild turkeys. It’s all something to dream about.

Pheasant With Wild Mushrooms Fall and winter are the times for wild birds of all kinds. Pheasants aren’t often seen around Louisiana, but plenty of them are just to the north of here, and you can buy them in stores. The farm-raised birds are better than the wild ones, because they’re likely to be younger and unfledged. (Although I wouldn’t kick a wild pheasant off the table.) Pheasant has the most interesting and rich flavor of all the white-meat birds. It also has a problem: a propensity to dryness. We all know how to solve this, don’t we? Let’s say it in unison: “Brine it!” 2 whole pheasants, thawed, or 4 pheasant breasts, boned, with wing still attached

1 stick butter, softened 1 Tbs. finely chopped garlic 2 Tbs. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, leaves only 2 leeks, light part only, well washed and chopped coarsely 2/3 cup Chardonnay 1 pint heavy cream 8 oz. porcini or cèpes mushrooms, sliced (shiitake or oyster mushrooms are decent substitutes)

1. The night before cooking, dissolve a cup of salt into a gallon of water and pour it and the pheasant into a large plastic food storage bag (those turkey roasting bags are perfect). Marinate the birds overnight, refrigerated. 2. The next morning, rinse the pheasants very well and pat dry. Season the pheasant with a little salt and pepper. 3. Combine the softened butter with the garlic and parsley. Cut slits in the loose parts of the pheasant’s skin, and insert pats of the herb butter under the skin, reserving about 2 Tbs. of the herb butter for later. 4. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the pheasants breast side down on a roasting pan. When the oven reaches 450 degrees, lower the temperature to 375 degrees, and put the pheasant in the middle of the oven. (If you have a convection oven, turn the convection feature on.) 5. Roast the pheasants for 20 minutes. Turn the heat in the oven back up to 450 degrees, and continue roasting another 10-15 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the meat of the thigh reads 170 degrees. (If using breasts, roast for just another 5-10 minutes after turning the heat up.) 6. While the birds are in the oven, heat the herb butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks and sauté until soft. Add the wine and reduce by half. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft. Add the cream and reduce until it thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste. 7. Let the pheasant rest for about five minutes after taking it out of the oven. Slice it 1/4 inch thick on the bias. Place the leek sauce on the plate and fan the pheasant slices out over it. Arrange the mushrooms on the plate. >> December 2018-January 2019 43

Duck Tacos With Lentils

1/4 cup vinaigrette dressing

I got this amazing little dish from Patrick Perie, an Alsatian chef who ran a couple of kitchens here before returning to France. Remember this the next time you have a turkey or duck with leftover slivers and morsels of meat. The taste and look is decidedly French if you make crêpes, as in Patrick’s original. But making crêpes is a lot of work, often frustrating. The recipe also comes out well (perhaps better) if you use small, thin flour tortillas. Filled with either smoked or roasted duck and mellowed with lentils, it makes a great appetizer or light lunch.

8 six-inch, thin flour tortillas

1 cup cooked lentils

As cute as quail are, sometimes I find their flavor not sufficiently interesting to justify the amount of work involved in eating them. So it’s saying something when I tell you that I would never turn away from any quail dish prepared by Pat Gallagher.

3/4 cup roast duck (or chicken or turkey) breast, diced 1 Tbs. chopped French shallots 1 Tbs. chopped green onions 2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley Salt and pepper to taste

Sprigs of fresh herbs and bitter salad greens for garnish

1. Combine all ingredients except tortillas and herb garnish in a skillet and heat through to warm. 2. Divide four ways and spoon into centers of crêpes. Close tortillas like little bags, and tie the tops with strips of green onions or chives. Or roll them up. Makes four entrées or eight appetizers.

Gallagher has operated a number of restaurants over the years on the northshore. He has two of them under his control now: one in Covington and the other in Mandeville. Quail were always a great specialty in Gallagher’s restaurants. None were pretentious dishes. Just fresh, prepared simply and very, very well. Now that quail are relatively easy to buy fresh, consider trying this one night. 8 quail, partially deboned and split 2 sticks butter

Pat Gallagher’s Smothered Quail

1 medium onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, chopped 8 large mushrooms, sliced 2 oz. brandy 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 tsp. thyme 1/2 cup dry red wine Salt and pepper to taste

1. Season the quail front and back with salt and pepper or Creole seasoning. 2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and bring it to bubbling. SautĂŠ the quails for about two minutes. 3. Add the onions, garlic, and mushrooms, and cook until the onions are clear. Carefully pour on the brandy and touch a flame to it. (Skip the flaming if you have even a shred of doubt about safety.) 4. When the flames die out, add the stock, thyme and red wine and bring to a boil. Cover the pan and cook over medium-low heat for seven to ten minutes, until the quail are tender. 5. Serve two quail per person with plenty of the sauce and dirty rice. (Or not-so-dirty rice, for that matter.) Serves four.

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City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300 by Jason Berry

IN 2015, THE BEAUTIFUL JAZZ funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm—a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a character-driven history of New Orleans at its tricentennial. Chronicling cycles of invention, struggle, death, and rebirth, Berry reveals the city’s survival as a triumph of diversity, its map-ofthe-world neighborhoods marked by 46

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resilience despite hurricanes, epidemics, fires and floods. Berry orchestrates a parade of vibrant personalities, from the founder Bienville, a warrior emblazoned with snake tattoos; to Governor William C. C. Claiborne, General Andrew Jackson, and Père Antoine, an influential priest and secret agent of the Inquisition; Sister Gertrude Morgan, a street evangelist and visionary artist of the 1960s; and Michael White, the famous clarinetist who remade his life after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. The textured profiles of this extraordinary cast furnish a dramatic narrative of the beloved city, famous the world over for mysterious rituals as people dance when they bury their dead.

Jason Berry, an award-winning writer, investigative reporter and documentary film producer, is based in New Orleans, where he attended Jesuit High School, graduating in 1966. He is known for his pioneering investigative reporting on sexual abuse in the priesthood of the Catholic Church in Lead Us Not Into Temptation and Vows of Silence. Berry has been widely interviewed in the national media, with many appearances on Nightline, Oprah, ABC and CNN. USA Today called him “the rare investigative reporter whose scholarship, compassion and ability to write with the poetic power of Robert Penn Warren are in perfect balance.” Berry produces documentaries and writes on culture and politics for many publications. Up From the Cradle of Jazz, a history of New Orleans music was reissued in fall 2009 with new sections on the cultural impact of Hurricane Katrina. His other books include Amazing Grace: With Charles Evers in Mississippi, The Spirit of Black Hawk and Louisiana Faces: Images from A Renaissance. His play, Earl Long in Purgatory, won a 2002 Big Easy award for Best Original Work in Theatre. Berry is also the author of Last of the Red Hot Poppas, a comic novel about Louisiana politics.

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1. Niermann Weeks transitional chandelier in Venetian gold. 2. Jan Barboglio small mouth-blown glass clarity bowl with hand-engraving on iron stand, $299. 3. Small Sharon crystal chandelier in gilded iron. 4. One-of-a-kind blown glass providence bowl by Simon Pearce featuring a unique grey swirl for texture, $900. 5. Mid-century chair in tobacco brown leather by Verellen, $4,995. 6. Votivo 8.5oz special edition red currant holiday candle, $32.



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9. 7. Vietri dinnerware in classic pearl with gold trim designed and inspired by hand-carved alabaster. 8. Vittorio glassware collection decorated with goldtone honeycomb accents. 9. Jan Barboglio stone and gesso angel with Matachin crown and wood stand celebrating unity and commitment, $785.


10. Hand-blown glass cheese dome and custom-made walnut base that forms the perfect cheeseboard making this set an elegant way to store, display and serve cheese, $350. 11. Thomas O’Brien table lamp in crystal and hand-rubbed antique brass with natural percale shade. 12. Transport yourself to the cool of the deep Vermont woods with a signature Grand Evergreen Forest by Simon Pearce. Unique, hand-blown and worth showing off year-round, $150-$320. 13. Kelly Wearstler Elliot chair combines clean lines with classic vernacular and brass bar-stock legs finished in burnished brass. $4,995. 11.



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1. Friend & Company’s signature acorn cufflinks and shirtstuds, custom made in your choice of metal. 2. A sweet estate sapphire ring with a scalloped halo of round diamonds set in 18k white gold, $6,500. 3. Estate 18k yellow gold dinner ring centered by a trio of diamonds and accented by baguette6.

cut sapphires and a score of round


diamonds, $1,950. 4. This Art Deco-inspired 18K white gold ring centers on a shining cushioncut light blue sapphire of more than six carats. The ring also features accents of onyx, tsavorite, and diamonds, $15,000. 5. Estate dangle earrings with delicate French-cut sapphires and round diamonds set in 14k white gold, $5,000. 6. Over two inches


long, these stunning platinum Art Deco dangle earrings showcase a row of gently graduated round diamonds that culminate in a hexagonal crest, featuring semi-circles and millegrain touches, $5,000. 7. A sparkling diamond eternity ring for every finger, no matter the taste or budget. 8. Preowned Rolex Daytona wristwatch in 18k yellow gold with cognac leather strap. Please call for more information on our collection of pre-owned watches.

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1. Brouk & Co. The Weekender Bag in cream cotton with removable strap, leather accents and satin lining, $120. 2. Snazzy Santa in pink, green and white velvet, 17” tall, $72. 3. Marie footed bowl in cement finish with gold accents, 12” dia x 8.5” H, $179. 4. Nest festive candle trio set with Holiday, Birchwood Pine and Sparkling Cassis scents, $64. 5. Spiegela craft beer pilsners, set of 2, $20. 6. Round ironwood cheese boards with city logos, exclusive to Niche Modern Home, $49. 7. Santorini glass platter 20” round, $149. 5.



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The Perfect Gifts 1. 14 k white gold .30 ct diamond clover pendant, $550. 2. Custom-made engagement rings and wedding bands. 3. Platinum 2.03 ct radiant cut diamond surrounded by .28 ct tw diamond halo, $14,700. 4. 18 k gold plated sterling dogwood earrings with green onyx, $235. 5. Sterling silver London blue topaz bracelet, $595. 6. Art Deco 18 k diamond and sapphire


earrings, $2,300. 7. Art Deco platinum diamond and sapphire bracelet, $5,300. 8. 18 k yellow gold 2.36 ct sapphire 6.

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1. Beatrixbell little bird earrings, 14k gold with teardrop, $44. The Shop at The Collection, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 504-598-7147. 2. Platinum and diamond necklace, $110,000. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Metairie, 504-832-0000. 3. Black Mink crossbody clutch with removable chain by Dana Stein, $135. Ballin’s Ltd., Covington, 985-892-0025, and New Orleans, 504-866-4367. 4. Lilly Pulitzer® Gold Palms Agenda Folio, $45; shown with 2019 Annual Agenda, $28. Palm Village – a Lilly Pulitzer Signature store, Mandeville, 985-778-2547. 5. Build your own custom settee. Choose wood finish, fabric, and nail head details. The French Mix, Covington, 985-809-3152. 6. 24k yellow gold, sterling silver and diamond handmade stackable rings, $80-$215. Symmetry Jewelers & Designers, 7

New Orleans, 504-861-9925. 7. Decorative gold wave bowl handmade in Italy, $279. Greige Home Interiors, Covington, 985-875-7576.


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1. Women’s Revoir frames, $650. Optical Shoppe, Metairie, 504-301-1726. 2. St. Benedict necklaces for all the ladies in your life. Ranging from $29-$109. Shoefflé, Covington, 985-898-6465. 3. Tech Dopp Kit for travel, $55 each. Niche Modern Home, Mandeville, 985-624-4045. 4. Resin and gem embellished cheeseboards, $55; set of cheese knives, $24. Furnish, Metairie, 504-702-8514. 5. Beautiful 4.18ct radiant cut 6

sapphire and diamond ring set in 18k white gold. Exclusively at Aucoin Hart Jewelers, Metairie, 504-834-9999. 6. Absolute Repair Lipidium shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo, $24.99; conditioner, $22.99. Buy any two L’Oreal Professional-Expert Series and receive 15% off. John V Salon Spa, New Orleans, 504-305-2745.


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7. Faux-fur ponchos, starting at $36. Columbia Street Mercantile, Covington, 985-809-1789 and 985-8091690. 8. Mixed-metal St. Louis Cathedral pendant necklace, $29. deCoeur Gifts & Home Accessories, Covington, 985-809-3244. 9. St. Louis No.1 Cemetery Historic Map, starting at $70 depending on the size and paper selected. New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries, 504-596-3050. 10. Jude Frances mixed-media bangle bracelets in unique brushed finish, starting at $490. Boudreaux’s Fine Jewelers, Mandeville, 626-1666. 11. Governor Pool House Lanterns. Bevolo Gas & Electric Lighting, New Orleans, 504-522-9485; and Mandeville, 985-249-6040.



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1. Fur-lined grey poncho, $62. Chateau Drugs & Gifts, Metairie, 504889-2300. 2. 18k rose gold hinged bangle bracelet with 600 round


diamonds with an approximate tw of 8.56 cts, $17,500. Friend & Company, 504-866-5433. 3. Oso original 36” x 48”, $6,400. Gallery B. Fos, 504-444-2967. 4. Georgetown portable rechargeable flame lantern. Gulf Coast Lantern, Covington, 800-910-3275. 5. 24k goldplated sterling blue lapis earrings by Bernd Wolf, $165. Symmetry Jewelers & Designers, New Orleans, 504-861-9925. 6. Platinum and 18k yellow gold fancy yellow diamond ring with white diamond accents, $37,500. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Metairie, 504-8320000. 7. Holiday metallic pumps on sculptured metal heel. Pewter or Bronze, $260. Elizabeth’s, Metairie, 504-833-3759. 8. Give the gift of New Orleans on an Aunt Sally’s Platter! Choose from assortment


of Aunt Sally’s items and three platter designs. Aunt Sally’s Pralines, New Orleans, 504-524-4456.

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1. Jos. A. Bank Special Edition tuxedo coat in a tailored fit with shawl lapel, $398; Reserve tuxedo shirt, $109.50; black paisley bowtie and cummerbund set, $95; silk pocket square, $24.50. Jos. A. Bank, Mandeville, 985-626-4067; Metairie, 504-620-2265; New Orleans, 504-528-9491. 2. MiniMax™ by Big Green Egg, the most portable and versatile EGG ever, $565. Outdoor Living Center, Covington, 985-893-8008. 6


3. Christian Serpas & Ghost Town’s Rockin’ ol’ Christmas cd, $5. Available at shows, iTunes, cdbaby.com and christianserpas.com. 4. The Blaze Professional Portable Grill, 304 stainless steel, $599.99. Southland Plumbing Supply, Metairie, 504-8358411; Mandeville, 985-893-8883. 5. For the bourbon lover on your list! Tickets to experience food, spirit and culture and all things bourbon. Seminars, dinners and grand tasting, March 20-23. Visit neworleansbourbonfestival.com and enter Holiday discount code INSIDENOBF19. 6. Gent’s Omega Aqua Terra Master Chronometer watch, $5,400. Boudreaux’s Jewelers, Metairie, 504-831-2604. 7. Handcrafted LSU Cypress wood ice chest with bottle opener. Mike’s Den, Mandeville, 985-626-9668. 60

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5 1. Hearts on Fire Lorelei Collar Necklace in 18k yellow


gold with 25.50cttw of diamonds, $88,000. The Jewelry Box at the Beau Rivage, Biloxi, 228-386-7772. 2. Brandi Couvillion Bayou Saint John cuff bracelet, silver and blue patina, $225. The Shop at The Collection, The Historic New Orleans Collection, 504-598-7147. 3. Bevolo’s 9” French Quarter Patio Lantern, inspired by legendary Louisiana architect A. Hays Town. Includes The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town book. Bevolo Gas & Electric Lighting, New Orleans, 504-522-9485; and


Mandeville, 985-249-6040. 4. Velvet Cruisin Crossbody accented with pearl and bauble 8

embellishment and gold metal chain strap, $68. Palm Village – a Lilly Pulitzer Signature store, Mandeville, 985-778-2547. 5. Paparte’ personalized drinkware and gift items. All printed in store, $12.95-$29.95. Auraluz, Metarie, 504888-3313 or shopauraluz.com. 6. Holiday bowls by Susan Gordon Pottery, $52. Bliss Clothing & Home, Mandeville, 985-778-2252. 7. Aaron Chair, 32.5” x 35” x 32.5”. Eclectic Home, 504-866-6654. 8. Abram winter storm sweater, $125; contrast panel skirt, $65; velvet bag with sequin flowers and chain strap, $55. Lilly & Company, Metairie, 504-324-3593. Holiday Gift Guide 2018 63

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1. Virgins Saints and Angels 32” rosary-styled gold vermeil and pearl necklace with Sacred Heart medallion and crystal drop; wear long or short; rosary extender. Suella, Covington, 985-302-5000. 2. Glass ornaments with crystal embellishments. Rug Chic Home Décor, Mandeville, 985-674-1070. 3. Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack Diaper Bag in Muses of Matisse, $189. Kiki and Loli, Covington, 985900-2410. 4. A gift basket for any occasion. Love Swimming, New Orleans, 504-891-4662. 5. Rechargeable light-up skates available in gold or silver, $79.99. Olive Patch, Covington, 985-327-5772. 6. Stackable rings available in white, rose and yellow gold, starting at $249.95. DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Covington, 985-892-2317. 7. Green marbled half-moon clutch, $68. The Villa, Mandeville, 985686-9797. 5




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5 1. Meet Suzanne Kasler, author of Sophisticated Simplicity, at a local book signing Thursday, December 6 from 4-6pm. Books available for $55. Greige Home Interiors, Covington, 985-875-7576. 2. Large selection of coffee table books, starting at $50. EMB Interiors, Mandeville, 985-626-1522. 3. Louisiana Seafood Bible, $26.99. Pat’s Seafood, Covington, 985-892-7287. 4. The St. Paul’s Story celebrating 100 years of LaSallian education; available at the Development & Alumni office; paperback, $25; hardback, $35. St. Paul’s, Covington, 985892-3200. 5. The Starving Artists’ Cookbook. Armbruster Artworks, Covington, 985-630-6295. 66

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1. Velvet and rhinestone collars by Evans Collars, $15-$45. Zeus’ Place at South Market, 504-301-0014. 2. Tuxedo bowtie, $59.50; cufflinks, $59.50. Jos. A. Bank, Mandeville, 985-626-4067; Metairie, 504-620-2265; New Orleans, 504528-9491. 3. Intaglio pendant, $38. mélange by kp, Mandeville, 985-807-7652. 4. Double Magnolia bangle, handmade in South Louisiana, features our state flower; bronze, slightly adjustable. Also available as necklace, $65. Cameo Boutique, Mandeville, 985-231-1332. 5. Wish handcrafted glass jar is perfect place to collect your deepest wishes—as you work to make them come true. American Factory Direct, Covington, 985-871-0312. 6. Large white Italian planter, $329. Greige Home Interiors, Covington, 985-875-7576. 7. Lauren Vidal Clyde biker-style short tweed jacket paired with black cami, vegan leather leggings and a large white baroque pearl necklace set with pave diamonds. Ballin’s Ltd., Covington, 985-892-0025, and New Orleans, 504-866-4367. 8. Penny Preville 18k white gold, diamond and South Sea pearl drop earrings, measuring 3.5” long. Aucoin Hart Jewelers, Metairie, 504-834-9999.



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1. Marsh Colors pastel by Mary Monk, 10 1/2” x 13”, $1500. LeMieux Galleries, 504-5225

5988. 2. My Saint My Hero wearable blessings. Wake Up & Pray meditation bracelet, $38.50. Auraluz, Metarie, 504-888-3313 or shopauraluz.com. 3. Handmade wooden Mardi Gras pen, $39.95. Woodmen Furniture, 504-258-3916. 4. Give the gift of camp. Riverview Camp for Girls, Mentone, AL, 256-634-4043. 5. From Italy, cashmere and fox-collared jacket in denim blue, $1,185. Elizabeth’s, Metairie, 504-833-3759. 6. Full-body workout; low impact, joint friendly, relaxing; features sounds of moving water and rhythm of rowing motion; starting at $1,099. Fitness Expo, Metairie, 504-887-0880.


7 7. Iridescent balloon dog bank, 12” x 4” x 7.5” T. Eclectic Home, New Orleans, 504866-6654. 8. The Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bobbie Le heel in blue leather exclusive at Beau Rivage’s shoe store Da Milano, $365. Da Milano at the Beau Rivage, Biloxi, 228386-7111. 9. Add a festive touch to any winter gathering with Lastra holiday dishes and serving collection by Vietri stoneware handcrafted in Italy. Hilltop Shoppe, New Orleans, 504-530-9670. 8


The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center NEW ORLEANS’ PREMIER CO-WORKING SPACE, The Shop at the Contemporary Arts Center, is thriving as the Greater New Orleans Region focuses direct efforts on fostering its growing business community. With over 40,000 square feet of fully furnished co-working space designed to maximize flexibility and collaboration, The Shop offers members, commuters in town for professional meetings and prospects the opportunity to connect with a vibrant professional community in a sophisticated, flexible environment. As of October 2018, private offices are 100 percent leased, with over 300 members and counting. 70

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This growth showcases the opportunity for diverse professionals to expand their business in a progressive workspace with unparalleled benefits, services and programming. Recent members of The Shop’s community include Accruent, Lyft, A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane, The Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, and more. These companies have joined an established Shop community that includes The Domain Companies, The Idea Village, GNO Inc., Tulane University and other leading organizations in business, design, media/film and arts/culture. “Our main goal was to give locals and visitors


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alike a place to congregate, share ideas, and in turn, foster a creative, entrepreneurial community,” says Matt Schwartz, CEO of Domain Companies, The Shop’s developer. “The Greater New Orleans Region is open to that. It’s a creative place with a ton of opportunity, already full of great ideas that we can build on. It’s exciting to see people from across the region collaborate cohesively in the space.” Last winter, The Shop hosted events as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), a week-long series of events celebrating business, innovation and entrepreneurship in the city. To match the momentum from NOEW, The Shop has continued to provide members with educational and cultural programming in the workspace by curating a selection of both locally and nationally focused events throughout the year. Recent events include

a discussion and book signing with acclaimed chef Alon Shaya, the Accruent tech firm launch and several speaker-series functions, most recently with The National WWII Museum’s CEO and President Stephen Watson, to name a few. The Shop also served as the main hub of NOLATech Week. In keeping with the goal of providing exceptional benefits and services to its members, The Shop recently announced an innovative partnership with Blue Bikes–New Orleans Bike Share, giving members an exclusive discount to make getting around for business or pleasure easier. This perk joins a strong list of community benefits that The Shop provides for members. Current benefit partners include ADP, Premium Parking, Luxer One, Gigsy, French Truck Coffee and Urban South Brewery. The Shop’s membership packages are offered in multiple tiers and allow for streamlined, app-based access to all benefits. Conference room rentals are available when purchasing a day pass, while space rental options for requested events are also available. Learn more at theshopcac.com. December 2018-January 2019 71

The Wild West by Joey Kent

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JEAN BAPTISTE LEMOYNE, Sieur de Bienville, was a renegade who served a number of terms as governor of the Louisiana territory during the first half of the 1700s. He battled challenges and frustrations from the French investors in the exploration of the lower part of “New France” they named “La Louisiane.” In 1718, Bienville renewed his fight in earnest

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for the capital city of the colony to survive and eventually grow into the vibrant multi-cultural port city of New Orleans. He had begun to seed the settlement with inhabitants, though living conditions were challenging at best. This new outpost on the Mississippi was trying to get by on little or no money, and even fewer goods. It was in this environment that Bienville learned that

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the investment company backing the venture had been taken over and was now in the charge of a Scottish economist named John Law. Without launching into a boring State of the French Union speech, circa 1718, suffice it to say King Louis XIV had run up quite a tab fighting a bunch of wars in Europe and had left France in pretty sorry economic shape upon his passing in 1715. Law had some theoretical answers to the country’s financial woes that included creating a central bank and the issuing of paper currency backed, in part, by precious metals. Since Louis’ successor, his greatgrandson Louis XV, was but five years old at the time, Law sought out the Duke of Orleans, who was the acting authority of France, and convinced him to allow Law to use France as a guinea pig for his economic theories. The key to the plan involved consolidating all of France’s various trading companies around the world into one big unit and then selling shares in it to pay off the national debt and restore the economy. Thus, the “Mississippi Company” (as the territory was known) was repackaged as “The Company of the West,” with the salvation of France hinging on the success (or at least the perception of success) of the American holdings. Law needed a man who knew the territory and knew how to deal with its native inhabitants, who had been growing unruly of late. Good ol’ Jean Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, topped the short list and was once more assigned the role of governor. Bienville endeavored to restore the colony, all the while advancing his agenda of establishing New Orleans as THE port city on the Mississippi and shaping it into a world destination he >> December 2018-January 2019 73

hoped would rival Paris in grandeur. May 7, 1718, is the date generally attributed to the founding of New Orleans by Bienville, just in time to host some of the hundreds of inhabitants now being shipped to the colony every month by John Law as the human currency that would work the soil, mine the minerals, trap and trade and exploit the new territory, and keep the engine of his economic scheme turning. Everyone in France, it seems, wanted in on this new investment that offered easy payment terms and promised a handsome return in short order. Never mind that it takes a few decades to properly create and sustain the kind of operation Law needed to happen. That was Bienville’s problem. Now it makes sense why Bienville named our city for some duke in France. The whole territory, from Canada on down to the Gulf of Mexico, had already been named after the late King, and the Duke of Orleans was now the acting head honcho of France, so who better to butter up than the Duke of O? As the stock prices of the Company of the West soared out of sight, John Law kept printing more money and issuing more stock. France quickly exhausted their supply of willing colonists and began sending Germans from the newly conquered Alsace region. Law’s plan was working on a grand scale, and the national debt would soon be retired. Life was on the upswing in the homeland. Meanwhile, Bienville struggled to house, feed and disburse all the newcomers throughout the vast Louisiana territory free of charge as the Company required. In August alone, three ships docked and dislodged over 800 new residents. Granted, Bienville was as excited as the next man at the “boom” taking place in the colony, but when he learned that France was now emptying her asylums and prisons, pairing each displaced soul off with a prostitute bride and sending them to his doorstep in lieu of the competent carpenters and laborers he so desperately needed to build the infrastructure, he blew a gasket and wrote to the King to voice his protest. He pleaded for men that were “fitted for the most necessary work” and, if that couldn’t be obliged, then to send carts and sufficient provisions 74

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to sustain the immigrants until they reached their ultimate destinations in the colony. When France declared war on Spain in the early part of 1719, Bienville had the added assignment of capturing the Spanish port of Pensacola for the crown. With a ragtag bunch of men the likes of which he’d already complained to the King about, and a band of Indian mercenaries willing to trade for their services, Jean Baptiste LeMoyne and his “army” managed to overtake the Spanish guards, assume their uniforms and gain entry to the fort. The Spanish were soon sent packing, with the prisoners deported to Havana. No sooner had the French deposited their captives in Cuba, then the governor of the island nation imprisoned the French and began to mount a counter attack. In August, twelve Spanish ships loaded with eighteen hundred soldiers, including a good many French deserters, easily retook the fort at Pensacola from Bienville’s brother, Antoine, who lost sixty of his own meager troops to desertion upon sight of the enemy. In September, after the bulk of the Spanish army had departed for elsewhere, the French sent in a bevy of warships and Bienville, commanding a group of 500 Indian mercenaries, attacked from land while the ships landed in the harbor. Met with little resistance this time, the French retook the fort at Pensacola, hung a dozen of the traitors they found there, and absorbed all provisions before burning the fort to the ground. (The French held on to Pensacola for three years, eventually abandoning it after a hurricane, and the Spanish returned and rebuilt.) Bienville, once more, complained to the crown about the near impossibility of defending a territory with a population rife with men whose allegiance could be bought at the drop of a hat. Back home in France, John Law’s experiment, now known as “The Mississippi Bubble,” had burst in dramatic fashion as people lost faith in the paper he so freely printed. Shares in the Company of the West lost two thirds of their value in one month alone, and by December of 1720, a destitute John Law was

run out of the country. He was forced to live out his days frequenting the casinos of Europe in a vain attempt to recapture some of his once substantial wealth. New Orleans, by this time, was still but a small village, subject to torrential flooding each year during the fall hurricane season. Crops were routinely wiped out, and new construction was hampered by the lack of qualified builders. The prostitutes took to their new surrounds and plied their trade. Still, Bienville pressed on. With the Company suffering financial straits, and boatloads of starving immigrants dying right and left, a scapegoat was needed and found in the person of the governor. Bienville, while greatly respected for his tenure and accomplishments by the locals, was viewed by the Company board as THE cause of all the colony’s problems, and his every suggestion was quickly voted down. Despite the need to offload boats in the deeper waters off Ship Island and ferry goods in to Biloxi, an expensive and time consuming operation, Bienville’s plea to move the capital of the colony to New Orleans was, again, ignored. The Directors contended the Mississippi’s mouth was too shallow to handle the large boats, a notion they held for many months until Bienville commandeered a ship on his own and proved it was not so. In the summer of 1721, a new director named DuVergier was appointed by the Company of the West, and it took him less than six months to reach his limit with Bienville. He ran home to France to escape his misery and was >> December 2018-January 2019 75

immediately imprisoned for deserting the Company. This he sought to remedy by offering up his written account of Louisiana, which lay every failure at the foot of Commandant Bienville. A second man, “The Sieur Raguet,” was all too happy to offer a deposition to the Company about all of Bienville’s misdeeds, countersigned by Father Raphael de Luxembourg, Curate of New Orleans, and this damning missive was sent on to the King as well. Shortly thereafter, Jean Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, was recalled by the King of France “for consultation.” In short, the dude was sacked, but not before he won out in his battle to have New Orleans named the capital of the Louisiana territory. It was a heartbroken Bienville that wrote in his defense: “The Sieur de Bienville dares say that the establishment of the colony is due to the constancy with which he has attached himself to it for twenty-seven years without going out of it since he made the discovery of it with his brother Iberville. This attachment made him discontinue his services in the Marine, where his family was so well known.” When later called before the Company to defend his deposition, Lord Raguet suffered a form of Congressional memory loss, citing that he couldn’t specifically recall any of the charges he made against Bienville, they having been made SO long ago, and Father Luxembourg failed to back him up. Raguet managed to stay out of jail but lost his commission as the “substitute Attorney General.” This proved “too little, too late” for Bienville who, having disgraced his family name, disappeared into the fabric of Paris to live in obscurity. 76

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Essence of Style Design Symposium Since 1991, the Friends of Longue Vue have presented the Essence of Style Design Symposium, featuring top speakers in the fields of design, horticulture, and art. This year, Longue Vue welcomed Lewis Miller, master florist, as the featured speaker for the symposium. A designer reception was held at the home of co-chair Marian Gibbs the evening before the main event. At the reception, patrons enjoyed meeting Lewis, fine cuisine and drinks. The lecture and luncheon followed the next morning with socializing, shopping, lunch and Lewis’ beautiful presentation.

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Lambeth House Tricentennial Gala Lambeth House Foundation commemorated the Tricentennial of the City of New Orleans during its 11th annual gala presented by Guardian Angel Hospice. Gathering more than 200 guests, the elegant evening included a cocktail reception and dinner buffet prepared by Lambeth House’s Executive Chef, Jacques Saleun. Special guests included the Gala Chairs, Linda and Pierre Conner and Beth and Stephen Conner. Local band Cool Breeze kept the mood festive as partygoers participated in a raffle and silent auction. Local meteorologist Chris Franklin participated as the live auctioneer. December 2018-January 2019 77

Tailgate ‘Round the Fountain Auction Sporting their favorite team colors and Sacred Heart spirit stickers, more than 400 guests danced under the Friday night lights at the “Tailgate ’Round the Fountain Auction” held at the Academy of the Sacred Heart. The event was co-chaired by Sibby Charbonnet and Olivia Guider and featured tailgate-themed food by Joel Catering and Special Events, music by Harvey Jesus and Fire and a wide array of auction items from dining experiences to student art to sports memorabilia and more. Prior to the main event was a patron party held in the Richard C. Colton Jr. Center for Performing and Fine Arts, where guests enjoyed a specialty drink concocted by Oak Wine Bar, food by BRG Hospitality and music by Brandon Taylor.


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Alexis de Tocqueville Society Gala The United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s 2018 Alexis de Tocqueville Society Gala convened at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans to honor Mary Keller Zervigon as the 32nd UWSELA Tocqueville Award recipient. A congratulatory video featuring Mary’s family, Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards, former Governor Edwin Edwards, Dr. Norman Francis, Barbara Kaplinsky, Madalyn Schenk, and Caroline Roemer, among others, was a special addition to the gala. Guests enjoyed music by the Loyola University Jazz Quartet and soprano Kayla Lewis, who performed Sovra II Sen La Man Mi Posa from La Sonnambula accompanied by Albinas Prizgintas.

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3 1. Honorees Lucy Ruffino, Kate Launey, Patsy Quintini, Donna Thomas, Angela Hill, Eve Vavrick,



Kathy Piazza, Rick Granen, Pat Besselman, Dr. Roy Weiner, Julie Stokes and Karen Stall at the Cancer Crusader’s Celebration of Life Luncheon. 2. Dr. Marcia Davila and Angela Tsatsoulis with Konstantino (center) at his personal appearance at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. 3. The Delgado 6

Workforce Development and Technical Education bowling team take home the first place trophy at the Louisiana Community and Technical College/Capital Area United Way Bowling for a Cause event. 4. Barbara Lacen-Keller, Lily Keber and Mayor Latoya Cantrell at the premier of Buckjumping at the Orpheum Theater.



5. Joan Hickman and Ellen Levy at Longue Vue’s Essence of Style Design Symposium. 6. Lewis Miller and Kim Starr Wise. 7. Karen Villavaso, Maestro Robert Lyall and Dr. Emel Mize at the Opera Guild’s Haunting Affair. 8. Knowles French, Marlene Duronslet, Billie Bob and Robert Van Vranken. 9. The Rosary Alumnae Association at the Academy of the Sacred Heart recognized Sr. Jane McKinlay, RSCJ, Sallie Tillman Rainer, Suzanne Kling, and Nancy Finegan Walshe as the 2018 Alumnae Award recipients. 10. Mary-Martin France and Rosalind Jenkins of Hilltop Shoppe

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celebrating Halloween.

Delgado’s Chancellor’s Breakfast

photos courtesy: DELGADO

Delgado Community College introduced Interim Chancellor William Wainwright at its annual Chancellor’s Breakfast. State Representative Walter J. Leger III was the guest speaker at the event at the Delgado City Park Campus Student Life Center. More than 300 community partners and friends were joined by Delgado faculty and staff for the Chancellor’s Breakfast, which featured a breakfast buffet and presentations and conversation about the progress of Delgado toward its “Louisiana 2020” strategic goals and upcoming Centennial celebration in 2021.

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Pearl Anniversary Celebration The St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women’s Organization gathered for a Pearl Anniversary Celebration recognizing 30 years of community service. The celebration was held at the home of Mary and Bill Hines. In attendance were over 125 local PW members and leaders of the PW organization. Since its founding, PW has been at the forefront of national movements and has advocated for women and children and crusaded for the right to fair, paid work. The PW is New Orleans’ local division of the national Presbyterian Women, whose roots go back more than 200 years.

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Quick and Tasty Host Gifts


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Candied Thyme Pecans

Candied Pecans are salty and sweet and roasted to a crunchy perfection. Delicious for holiday snacking or gift giving, they’re incredibly easy to prepare. Servings: 5 cups 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 cups (12 ounces) pecan halves, unsalted 1 egg white

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, thyme leaves, salt and cayenne pepper until well combined. Set aside. 3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy. Add pecans and toss until evenly coated. Add the sugar mixture, and toss until pecans are well coated. 4. Arrange coated pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. 5. Remove baking sheet from the oven and stir the pecans. 6. Return baking sheet to the oven, and continue baking until the pecans are fragrant and the coating is no longer wet in spots, 10-15 minutes. 7. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack until the pecans are completely cool. Do Ahead: Nuts can be made up to one month ahead. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


A BATCH OF CANDIED Thyme Pecans is great to have on hand over the holidays when we’re inundated with invites and in need of host gifts. These slightly spicy, slightly sweet pecans are scented with thyme and make delectable gifts. They’re easily packaged in cellophane bags, cute little jars or tins to add to your holiday gift stash. Not only will your host enjoy them, but making a batch for yourself will allow you to use them as your secret ingredient in your holiday concoctions. You’ll be able to dress up salad greens when you toss these tasty pecans into your favorite salad for added crunch and flavor. When holiday guests drop in, the pecans are quite versatile when piled high on a cheese board or combined with dried fruit in a Candied Pecan Goat Cheese roll. If you’re needing a quick appetizer for drop-in guests, baked Brie begs to have a sweet and salty accompaniment. Simply begin by combining the pecans with fresh berries. Remove the top of Brie, mound the berry-pecan mixture on top and bake until the berries are warm and the cheese is melted. Serve with baguette slices and a glass of wine for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. These extra-easy recipes will make your guests gather around and enjoy the holidays one bite at a time!

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INside Dining New Orleans is home to more great restaurants than we could hope to list

Candied Pecan Goat Cheese Roll You’ll enjoy this cheese roll sliced and added to a cheese board or served whole with your favorite crackers. Servings: 6-8

here. For a comprehensive listing of restaurants in the New Orleans metro area, please refer to Tom Fizmorris’ nomenu.com. In this guide, you will find some of the best bets around town. Tom’s fleur de lis ratings are shown.

1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped 2 4-oz. goat cheese logs

BYWATER AND DOWNTOWN Bacchanal American Gourmet, 600 Poland Ave., 504-948-9111. Cafe Dauphine aaa Creole Homestyle, 5229 Dauphine St., 504309-6391.

1. In a shallow dish, toss pecans, apricots and parsley together. 2. Roll log of cheese in nut mixture until well coated. Tightly wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining cheese and refrigerate. 3. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving whole or sliced with crackers.

Cafe Henri Neighborhood Cafe, 800 Louisa St. Cast Iron Rose Creole Homestyle,

5340 St Claude Ave. 504-309-8560

Cheesy Cajun Sandwiches, 3325 St Claude Ave., 504-265-0045. Elizabeth’s aaa Creole Homestyle, 601 Gallier, 504-944-9272. Golden Feather Bistro Creole Homestyle, 704 N. Rampar, 504266-2339.

Do Ahead: Cheese rolls can be made two days ahead. Keep chilled. Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving sliced or whole with crackers.

Jack Dempsey’s aa Seafood, 738 Poland Ave., 504-943-9914. Jughead’s Sandwiches, 801 Poland Ave., 504-304-5411. Kayla’s Creole Homestyle, 3036 St Claude Ave., 504-949-3477. Mariza aaaa American Gourmet, 2900 Chartres St., 504-598-5700. Melba’s 1525 Elysian Fields Ave., 504267-7765. N7 French, 1117 Montegut St. Oxalis aa Pub Food, 3162 Dauphine, 504-267-4776. Pizza Delicious 617 Piety, 504-6768482. Red’s Chinese aaa 3048 St. Claude Ave., 504-304-6030. Satsuma Cafe Breakfast, Lunch Cafe. 3218 Dauphine, 504-304-5962. Shank Charcuterie Sandwiches, 2352 St. Claude Ave., 504-218-5281. Stewart’s Diner 3403 N Claiborne Ave., 504-945-9059. Sugar Park 3054 St. Claude Ave., 504.942.2047. Suis Generis aaa Eclectic, 3219 Burgundy St., 504-309-7850. The Country Club Contemporary

For more recipes and the cookbook Entertain Effortlessly Gift Deliciously, go to Ydelicacies.com and follow on Instagram @y_delicacies. We hope you’ll give these recipes a try and let us know by tagging us on Instagram @insideneworleans.

AND BROADMOOR Babylon Café aaa Middle Eastern, 7724 Maple St., 504-314-0010 Barcelona Tapas aaa Spanish, 720 Dublin St., 504-861-9696 Basil Leaf aaa Thai, 1438 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-862-9001 Boucherie aaaa Southern Barbecue, 1506 S. Carrollton

1/2 cup candied thyme pecans, chopped 2 Tablespoons dried apricots, chopped


Creole, 634 Louisa St., 504-9450742. The Joint aaa Barbecue, 701 Mazant, 504-949-3232 . Wing Snack 2540 Desire St., 504943-1869.

Ave., 504-862-5514 Brigtsen’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 723 Dante St., 504-861-7610 Cooter Brown’s Tavern aaa Sandwiches, 509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104 Cowbell aa Hamburgers, 8801 Oak St., 504-866-4222 Dat Dog a Craft Hot Dogs, 5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883 Hana aaa Japanese, 8116 Hampson, 504-865-1634 Jacques-Imo’s aaa Cajun, 8324 Oak St., 504-861-0886 Lebanon’s Café aaa Middle Eastern, 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-862-6200 Louisiana Pizza Kitchen aaa Pizza, 615 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-5900 Maple Street Café aaa Creole Italian, 7623 Maple St., 504-314-9003 Mat & Naddie’s aaaa Eclectic, 937 Leonidas St., 504-861-9600 Mikimoto aaaa Japanese, 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-1881 Mona’s Café aa Middle Eastern, 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-861-8174 Panchita’s aaa Central American, 1434 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-281-4127 Pupuseria La Macarena aaa Central American, 8120 Hampson St., 504-862-5252 Riccobono’s Panola Street Café aa Breakfast, 7801 Panola St., 504-314-1810 Vincent’s aaaa Italian, 7839 St. Charles Ave., 504-866-9313 Ye Olde College Inn aaa Neighborhood Café, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-3683 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT Blue Room aaa American, 123 Baronne, Roosevelt Hotel. 504-6481200 Bon Ton Café aaa Cajun, 401 Magazine St., 504-524-3386 Borgne aaa Seafood, 601 Loyola Ave. (Hyatt Regency Hotel), 504613-3860 Café Adelaide aaaa Contemporary Creole, 300


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Poydras St., 504-595-3305 Chophouse aaa Steak, 322 Magazine St., 504-522-7902

Broussard’s aaaa Creole French, 819 Conti St., 504-581-3866 Court of Two Sisters aaa Creole French,

Desi Vega’s aaaa Steak, 628 St.

613 Royal St., 504-522-7261

Charles Ave., 504-523-7600

Crescent City Brewhouse aaa

Domenica aaaa Italian, 123 Baronne St. (Roosevelt Hotel), 504-648-6020 Drago’s aaaa Seafood, 2 Poydras St., 504-584-3911 Herbsaint aaaa Creole French, 701 St. Charles Ave., 504-524-4114 Liborio aaa Cuban, 321 Magazine St., 504-581-9680 Legacy Kitchen’s Oyster Counter + Tap Room aa American, 817 Common St, 504-827-1651 Lucky Rooster aaa Pan-Asian, 515 Baronne St., 504-529-5825 Lüke aaa French, 333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840 MiLa aaaa Eclectic, 817 Common St., 504-412-2580 Morton’s The Steakhouse aaa Steak, 365 Canal St. (Canal Place Mall), 504-566-0221 Mother’s aaa Sandwiches, 401 Poydras St., 504-523-9656 Poppy’s Crazy Lobster Bar & Grill a Seafood, 500 Port of New Orelans Pl., Suite 83. 504-569-3380 Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar & Grill. Hamburgers. 1 Poydras St. (Riverfront). 504-247-9265 Restaurant August aaaaa Eclectic, 301 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-299-9777 Rivershack Tavern Hamburgers, seafood, 3449 River Rd., 504834-4938 Ruby Slipper Café aaa Breakfast,

Pub Food, 527 Decatur St., 504522-0571 Criollo aaa Creole French, 214 Royal St., 504-681-4444 Dat Dog a Craft Hot Dogs, 601 Frenchmen St., 505-309-3362 The Davenport Lounge Small bites and cocktails, 921 Canal Street (The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans) 504-670-2828 Deanie’s Seafood Seafood, 841 Iberville St., 504-581-1316 Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse aaa Steak, 716 Iberville St., 504-5222467 El Gato Negro aaa Mexican, 81 French Market Place, 504-525-9752 Frank’s aaa Creole Italian, 933 Decatur St., 504-525-1602 209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021 Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak aaa Steak, 215 Bourbon St., 504335-3932 Gumbo Shop aaa Creole, 630 St. Peter St., 504-525-1486 GW Fins aaaa Seafood, 808 Bienville St., 504-581-3467 Irene’s Cuisine aaaa Italian, 539 St. Philip St., 504-529-8811 K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen aaaa Cajun, 416 Chartres St., 504596-2530 Kingfish aaaa Cajun, 337 Chartres St., 504-598-5005 Louisiana Bistro aaa Contemporary Creole, 337

Magazine St., 504-525-9355

Dauphine St., 504-525-3335

525 Fulton St., 504-587-7099 Windsor Court Grill Room aaa American, 300 Gravier St., 504522-1994

Louisiana Pizza Kitchen aaa

Acme Oyster House aaa Seafood, 724 Iberville St., 504-522-5973 Antoine’s aaaa Creole French, 713 St. Louis St., 504-581-4422 Arnaud’s aaaa Creole French, 813 Bienville St., 504-523-5433 Bayona aaaa Eclectic, 430 Dauphine St., 504-525-4455 Bombay Club aaa Contemporary Creole, 830 Conti St., 504-577-2237 Bourbon House aaa Seafood, 144 Bourbon St., 504-522-0111 Brennan’s Contemporary Creole, 417 Royal St., 504-525-9711

Exchange Place, 504-523-1504 Port of Call aaa Hamburgers, 838 Esplanade Ave., 504-523-0120 R’evolution aaaa Creole French, 777 Bienville, 504-553-2277 Red Fish Grill aaa Seafood, 115 Bourbon St., 504-598-1200 Rib Room aaa American, 621 St. Louis St., 504-529-7045 SoBou aaa Contemporary Creole, 310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095 Stanley aa Breakfast, 547 St. Ann St., 504-587-0093 The Country Club Contemporary Creole, 634 Louisa St., 504-945-

504-522-9500 M Bistro aaaFarm to Table Restaurant 921 Canal Street (The 670-2828 Mr. B’s Bistro aaaa Contemporary Creole, 201 Royal St., 504-5232078 Muriel’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 801 Chartres St., 504568-1885 Napoleon House aa Sandwiches, 500 Chartres St., 504-524-9752 New Orleans Creole Cookery Classic Creole, 510 Toulouse St., 504-524-9632 NOLA aaaa Contemporary Creole, 534 St. Louis St., 504-522-6652 Palace Café aaa Contemporary Creole, 605 Canal St., 504-523-1661

Hickory Café & Grill 1313 Hickory Ave., 504-737-0033. Hillbilly Barbecue aaa 2317 Hickory Ave., 504-738-1508. Hong Kong Kitchen 1820 Dickory Ave., 504-729-6968. Kim Anh’s Noodle House aaa Vietnamese, 6624 Jefferson Hwy., 504-739-9995. Koz’s Vietnamese aa 6215 Wilson, 504-737-3933. Oak Oven aaa Italian, 6625 Jefferson Hwy., 504-305-4039. Perrin’s 2216 Hickory Ave., 504-3054822. Red Wagon 6611 Jefferson Hwy., 504-737-3610. Royal Thai 1299 Hickory Ave., 504-

0742 Trinity aaa Contemporary Creole, 117 Decatur St., 504-325-5789 Tujague’s aaa Creole, 823 Decatur St., 504-525-8676 Vacherie aaa Creole Homestyle, 827 1/2 Toulouse St., 504-207-4532

575-3599. Seither’s aaa Seafood, 279 Hickory, 504-738-1116. Shimmy Shack aa Sandwiches, 1855 Dock. 504-729-4442. Taqueria Corona aaa 1827 Hickory Ave., 504-738-6722.

GARDEN DISTRICT Commander’s Palace aaaaa Contemporary Creole, 1403 Washington Ave., 504-899-8221 Coquette aaaa Creole French, 2800 Magazine St., 504-265-0421

The Ridge Bistro 1827 Hickory Ave., 504-305-4195. Phil’s Grill aaa Hamburgers, 1640 Hickory Ave., 504-305-1705. Zea aa American, 1655 Hickory Ave., 504-738-0799.

Delmonico aaaa Contemporary Creole, 1300 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-4937 Jack Rose 2031 St. Charles Ave., 504523-1500 Juan’s Flying Burrito aaa Mexican, 2018 Magazine St., 504-569-0000 Mr. John’s Steakhouse aaaa Steak, 2111 St. Charles Ave., 504-679-7697 Sushi Brothers aaa Japanese, 1612 St. Charles Ave., 504-581-4449 Tracey’s aaa Sandwiches, 2604 Magazine St., 504-897-5413

LAKEVIEW Café Navarre aa Sandwiches, 800 Navarre Ave., 504-483-8828 Cava aaaa New Orleans Style, 785 Harrison Ave, New Orleans LA 70124, 504-304-9034 El Gato Negro aaa Mexican, 300 Harrison Ave., 504-488-0107 Lakeview Harbor aaa Hamburgers, 911 Harrison Ave., 504-486-4887 Mondo aaa Eclectic, 900 Harrison Ave., 504-224-2633 Munch Factory aaa Contemporary

Pizza, 95 French Market Place,

Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans) 504FRENCH QUARTER

Contemporary Creole, 312

Galatoire’s aaaa Creole French,

Neighborhood Café, 200 Ruth’s Chris Steak House aaa Steak,

Pelican Club aaaaa

HARAHAN Augie’s Seafood aa 6005 Jefferson Hwy., 504-733-3000. Breakfast Club Cafe 8321 Jefferson Hwy., 504-737-7575. Carreta’s Grill a1821 Hickory Ave., 504-305-4833. Charles Sea Foods aaa 8311 Jefferson Hwy., 504-405-5263. China Palace 1915 Hickory Ave.,

Creole, 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-324-5372 Ralph’s On The Park aaaa Contemporary Creole, 900 City Park Ave., 504-488-1000 Sala Cocktails and Small Plates, 124 Lake Marina, 504-513-2670 Steak Knife aaa Contemporary Creole, 888 Harrison Ave., 504488-8981

504-737-8988. Diamond Cafe Pizza, 1299 Hickory Ave., 504-737-0720. Happy Italian aaa 7105 Jefferson Hwy., 504-305-4666. Head and Tails Seafood & Oyster Bar aaa 1820 Dickory Ave,. 504533-9515. Held’s Kitchen 1299 Hickory Ave., 504-739-2263.

METAIRIE Acme Oyster House aaa Seafood, 3000 Veterans Blvd., 504-309-4056 Andrea’s aaa Italian, 3100 19th St., 504-834-8583 Andy’s Bisro aaa American, 3322 N. Turnbull Dr. 504-455-7363 Austin’s aaaa Creole, 5101 West Esplanade Ave., 504-888-5533


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Caffe! Caffe! aa Breakfast, 4301

Blvd. (Clearview Mall), 504-

Clearview Pkwy., 504-885-4845;

780-9090; 1655 Hickory Ave.,

3547 N. Hullen., 504-267-9190

Harahan, 504-738-0799

Café East aaa Pan-Asian, 4628 MID-CITY

Rye St., 504-888-0078 Carreta’s Grill a Mexican, 2320

Angelo Brocato aaa Dessert and Coffee, 214 N. Carrollton Ave.,

Veterans Blvd., 504-837-6696; 1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 504-305-4833

504-486-0078 Café Degas aaa French, 3127

Casablanca aaa Mediterranean, 3030 Severn Ave., 504-888-2209

Esplanade Ave., 504-945-5635 Café Minh aaaa Vietnamese, 4139

China Rose aaa Chinese, 3501 N. Arnoult St., 504-887-3295 Crabby Jack’s aaa Sandwiches, 428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 504-833-2722

Canal St., 504-482-6266 Cafe NOMA Contemporary Creole,

1 Collins Diboll Circle, 504-482-1264

Canal Street Bistro aaa Mexican, 3903 Canal St., 504-482-1225

Cypress aaa Contemporary Creole,

Crescent City Steak House aaa

4426 Transcontinental Blvd., 504-

Steak, 1001 N. Broad St., 504-

885-6885 Dat Dog a Craft Hot Dogs, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. (Lakeside Mall), 504-304-7005 Drago’s aaaa Seafood, 3232 N.

821-3271 Dooky Chase aaa Creole, 2301 Orleans Ave., 504-821-0600 Five Happiness aaa Chinese, 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3935

Arnoult Rd., 504-888-9254

Juan’s Flying Burrito aaa Mexican,

Impastato’s aaaa Creole Italian,

4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-

3400 16th St., 504-455-1545 Legacy Kitchen aa American. 759 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504309-5231 Little Tokyo aaa Japanese, 2300 N. Causeway Blvd., 504-831-6788 Martin Wine Cellar Deli aaa Deli, 714 Elmeer Ave., 504-896-7300 Mellow Mushroom aa Pizza, 30 craft beers on tap, 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 504-644-4155 Mr. Ed’s aaa Neighborhood Café, 1001 Live Oak St., 504-838-0022 Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House aaa Seafood, 3117 21St. Street, 504-833-6310 Parran’s Po-Boys aaa Sandwiches, 3939 Veterans Blvd., 504-885-3416 Pho Orchid aaa Vietnamese, 3117 Houma Blvd., 504-457-4188 Riccobono’s Peppermill aaa Creole Italian, 3524 Severn Ave., 504-455-2266 Ristorante Filippo aaa Creole Italian, 1917 Ridgelake Dr., 504835-4008 Ruth’s Chris Steak House aaaa Steak, 3633 Veterans Blvd., 504888-3600 Sandro’s Trattoria aaa Creole

486-9950 Katie’s aaa Neighborhood Café, 3701 Iberville St., 504-488-6582 Little Tokyo aaa Japanese, 310 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-485-5658 Liuzza’s aaa Neighborhood Café, 3636 Bienville St., 504-482-9120 Mandina’s aaa Italian, Seafood, 3800 Canal St., 504-482-9179 Mona’s Café aa Middle Eastern, 3901 Banks St., 504-482-7743 Parkway Poor Boys aaa Sandwiches, 538 Hagan Ave., 504-482-3047 Ruby Slipper Café aaa Breakfast, Neighborhood Café, 139 S. Cortez St., 504-309-5531 Rue 127 aaaa Contemporary Creole, 127 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-483-1571 SWEGS Kitchen Healthy comfort food, 231 N. Carrollton Ave., Ste. B, 504-301-9196 Toups’ Meatery aaa Cajun, 845 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-252-4999 Venezia aaa Italian, 134 N. Carrollton Ave., 504-488-7991 Willie Mae’s Scotch House aaa Chicken, 2401 St. Ann St., 504822-9503

Italian, 6601 Veterans Blvd., 504888-7784 Shogun aaaa Japanese, 2325 Veterans Blvd., 504-833-7477 Taqueria Corona aaa Mexican, 3535 Severn Ave., 504-885-5088 Vincent’s aaaa Creole Italian, 4411 Chastant St., 504-885-2984 Zea aaa American, 4450 Veterans


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NEW ORLEANS EAST Castnet Seafood aaa Seafood speciality, 10826-1/2 Hayne Blvd., 504-244-8446 Deanie’s on Hayne aaa Seafood, 7350 Hayne Blvd., 504-248-6700 Messina’s Runway Cafe Creole Homestyle, 6001 Stars and

Stripes Blvd., 504-241-5300

985-875-1006 Sal and Judy’s aaaa Italian, 27491

NORTHSHORE Acme Oyster House aaa Seafood, 1202 US 190, Covington, 985246-6155 Café Lynn aaaa Contemporary Creole, 2600 Florida St., Mandeville, 985-

Highway 190, Lacombe, 985882-9443 Zea aaa American, 110 Lake Dr., Covington, 985-327-0520; 173 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, 985-3270520

624-9007 Carreta’s Grill a Mexican, 1340 Lindberg Dr., Slidell, 985-847-

OLD METAIRIE Byblos aaa Middle Eastern, 1501

0020; 70380 LA Hwy. 21,

Metairie Rd., 504-834-9773

Covington, 985-871-6674

Café B aaa Contemporary Creole,

The Chimes aaa Cajun, 19130 W. Front St., Covington, 985-892-5396 Dakota aaaa Contemporary Creole, 629 N. US 190, Covington, 985-892-3712 DiCristina’s aaa Italian, 810 N.

2700 Metairie Rd., 504-934-4700 Galley Seafood aaa Seafood, 2535 Metairie Rd., 504-832-0955 Porter & Luke’s aaa Creole Homestyle, 1517 Metairie Rd., 504-875-4555

Columbia St., Covington, 985875-0160 Fazzio’saa Italian,1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-624-9704 Gallagher’s Grill aaaa Contemporary Creole, 509 S. Tyler St., Covington, 985-892-9992 George’s aaa Mexican, 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985626-4342 Keith Young’s Steak House aaaa Steak, 165 LA 21, Madisonville, 985-845-9940 La Carreta aaa Mexican, 812 Hyw 190, Covington, 985-400-5202; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, 985-624-2990 Lakehouse aaa Contemporary Creole, 2025 Lakeshore Dr., Mandeville, 985-626-3006 Mandina’s aaa Italian, Seafood, 4240 La 22, Mandeville, 985674-9883 Mattina Bella aaa Breakfast, 421 E. Gibson St., Covington, 985892-0708 Mellow Mushroom aa Pizza, 30 craft beers on tap, 1645 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-327-5407 Nathan’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Rd., Slidell, 985-643-0443 New Orleans Food & Spiritsaaa Seafood, 208 Lee Lane, Covington, 985-875-0432 Nuvolari’s aaaa Creole Italian, 246 Girod St., Mandeville, 985-626-5619 Ox Lot 9 aaa Contemporary, 428 E Boston St., Covington, 985-4005663 Pardo’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 69305 Hwy 21, Covington, 985-893-3603 Ristorante Del Porto aaaa Italian, 501 E. Boston St., Covington,

UPTOWN Ancora Pizzeria aaa Pizza, 4508 Freret St., 504-324-1636 Apolline aaaa American Gourmet, 4729 Magazine St., 504-894-8881 Atchafalaya aaaa Contemporary Creole, 901 Louisiana Ave., 504891-9626 Baru Bistro & Tapas aaa Caribbean, 3700 Magazine St., 504-895-2225 Bistro Daisy aaaa Creole French, 5831 Magazine St., 504-899-6987 Casamento’s aaa Seafood, 4330 Magazine St., 504-895-9761 Charlie’s Steak House aaa Steak, 4510 Dryades St., 504-895-9323 Clancy’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 6100 Annunciation St., 504-895-1111 Dat Dog aa Sandwiches, 3336 Magazine St., 504-894-8885; 5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883 Dick & Jenny’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-894-9880 Flaming Torch aaa French, 737 Octavia St., 504-895-0900 Gautreau’s aaaa American, 1728 Soniat St., 504-899-7397 High Hat Café aa Creole Homestyle, 4500 Freret St., 504-754-1336 Joey K’s aaa Neighborhood Café, 3001 Magazine St., 504-891-0997 Kyoto aaa Japanese, 4920 Prytania St., 504-891-3644 La Crepe Nanou aaaa French, 1410 Robert St., 504-899-2670 La Petite Grocery aaaa French, 4238 Magazine St., 504-891-3377 La Thai Cuisine aaaa Thai, 4938 Prytania St., 504-899-8886 Lilette aaaa French, 3637 Magazine St., 504-895-1636 >>

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Mahony’s aaa Neighborhood Café, 3454 Magazine St., 504-899-3374 Martinique aaa French, 5908 Magazine St., 504-891-8495

Tomas Bistro aaaa Creole French, 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-527-0942 Tommy’s Cuisine aaaa Creole Italian, 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-581-1103

Midway Pizza aaa Pizza, 4725 Freret St., 504-322-2815 Mona’s Café aa Middle Eastern, 4126 Magazine St., 504-894-9800 Pascal’s Manale aaa Creole Italian, 1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-4877 Patois aaaa Creole French, 6078 Laurel St., 504-895-9441 Rum House aaa Caribbean, 3128 Magazine St., 504-941-7560 Slice aaa Pizza, 5538 Magazine St., 504-897-4800 Sukho Thai aaa Thai, 4519 Magazine St., 504-373-6471 Taqueria Corona aaa Mexican, 5932 Magazine St., 504-897-3974 Upperline aaaa Contemporary Creole, 1413 Upperline St., 504-

WEST BANK Kim Son aaa Vietnamese, 349 Whitney Ave., 504-366-2489 La Fiesta aaa Mexican, 1412 Stumpf Blvd., 504-361-9142 La Providencia aaa Central American, 2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., 504-368-5724 Legacy Kitchen Steak + Chop aa American, 91 Westbank Expy., 504-513-2606 O’Brien’s aaaa Steak, 2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., 504-391-7229 Panda King aaa Chinese, 925 Behrman Hwy., 504-433-0388 Pho Bang aaa Vietnamese, 932 Westbank Expy., 504-872-9002


The Blue Crab aaa Seafood, 7900 Lakeshore Dr., 504-284-2898 Brisbi’s aaa Seafood, 7400

Magazine St., 504-528-1940

Lakeshore Dr., 504-555-5555

Annunciation aaaa Contemporary

Deanie’s Seafood aa Seafood, 1713

Creole, 1016 Annunciation St., 504-568-0245 Briquette Contemporary Coastal Cuisine, 701 S. Peters St. Café Reconcile aaa Lunch Café, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-568-1157 Cochon aaa Cajun, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-588-2123 Legacy Kitchen’s Craft Tavern

Lake Ave., 504-831-4141 Landry’s Seafood House a 8000 Lakeshore Dr., 504 283-1010. New Orleans Food & Spirits aaa Seafood, 210 Hammond Hwy., 504-828-2220 R&O’s aaa Seafood, 216 Old Hammond Hwy., 504-831-1248 Sala Small plates and great cocktails, 124 Lake Marina, 504-513-2670

aa Refined American Fare, 700

Station 6 aaa Contemporary Creole,

Tchoupitoulas St., 504-613-2350

105 Metairie-Hammond Hwy.,

Emeril’s aaaaa Contemporary Creole, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-528-9393 Grand Isle aaa Seafood, 575 Convention Center Blvd., 504-

504-345-2936. Two Tony’s aaa Creole Italian, 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., 504-282-0801 Wasabi aaa Japanese, 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 504-267-3263

520-8530 Josephine Estelle Italian, 600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3070 La Boca aaaa Steak, 870 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-525-8205 Mais Arepas aaaa South American, 1200 Carondelet St., 504-523-6247 Opal Basil Artisan Sandwiches, 719 S. Peters St. Pêche Seafood Grill aaa Seafood, 800 Magazine St., 504-522-1744 Rock-n-Sake aaa Japanese, 823 Fulton St., 504-581-7253 Root aaaa Eclectic, 200 Julia St., 504-252-9480 Seaworthy Oysters and Cocktails, 600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3071


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WESTWEGO Amy’s Seafood 100 West Bank Expy. 504-348-9285. Avenue Restaurant 750 Larroussini St., 504-371-7850. Estralita’s Homestyle Creole, 1022 Westbank Expy., 504-340-8517. Joe’s Southern Eatery 812 West Bank Expy., 504-941-7714. Mo’s Pizza aa 1112 Avenue H., 504341-9650. Mosca’s aaa Italian, 4137 US 90., 504436-9942. Thea’s Harbor Light Homestyle Creole, 27 Louisiana., 504-309-8077. TPC Grill 11001 Lapalco Blvd., 504436-8721.

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Last Bite

Legacy Kitchen

PLANTING ROOTS ON VETERANS Boulevard, the original Legacy Kitchen restaurant opened just five years ago. As a polished-casual restaurant of refined American fare and crafted cocktails, the quality of ingredients and cooking shines in the Metairie location. “Signature dishes known and loved by regular Legacy patrons are served for lunch and dinner,” says majority investor Becket Becnel. Shareable and small plates of house-smoked salmon spread, loaded duck nachos and Chinatown shrimp are a few of the options to start off your meal. Among burgers, sandwiches and salads, there are lunch-house favorites, including fried chicken and waffles with pepper jelly maple syrup, slow-smoked BBQ back ribs with creamy slaw and crispy fries, or lunch filet mignon with smashed potato roast and asparagus tips. Legacy Kitchen offers extra delights of crawfish cornbread, blue cheese and truffle chips, parmesan fries and farm-to-table vegetables. The dinner menu fills out to serve more meaty options of LK center-cut filet, Delmonico ribeye and a prime NY strip, while other dinner cameos include BBQ shrimp pasta, flame-grilled red fish and the smoked chicken wings platter. 90

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Paul McGoey and Becket Be cnel.

Sweet tooth sufferers are cured with lemon icebox pie, a caramel chocolate brownie sundae or warm skillet apple pie. If thirsty for bloodies and mimosas, join Legacy Kitchen for brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Accompany your mimosa carafe with the brunch burger, fried oysters egg Sardou bake or “briscuit” Benedict. “Legacy Kitchen is the core of our concept. We’ve been excited to continue growing our collection into four restaurants all with their own twist,” says owner operator Paul McGoey. Legacy Kitchen is located at 759 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie. To see the full menu, visit legacykitchen.com.

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December 2018/January 2019 Issue of Inside New Orleans  

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