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CULTURAL GUIDE • WWOZ • A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019 VOL. 6, NO. 4

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The Arts Issue


August-September 2019

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Departments

8 Publisher’s Note 10 Contributors 11 Editor’s Note 16 INside Scoop 47 IN Better Health with Lenderay Wilson, Jr. 52 INside Look page 34

contents table of

56 Flourishes Extraordinary gifts and home accents 58 INside Story Hooray for Hollywood! 60 IN Love & Marriage

Features

12 Bedazzled Cover Artist Ashley Longshore 22 Cultural Guide 2019-20 26 A Celebration of Art 32 Gallery Maps 34 WWOZ, Guardians of the Groove 42 Natural Focus Photographer John Snell 48 Accessorized Locally Designed Bags and Jewels

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62 INside Peek Featuring: Hogs for the Cause Celebrates Biggest Fundraising Year P.O.W.E.R. Palates at Antoine’s Restaurant NOLACHELLA 2019 68 IN Great Taste Napa Cabbage Salads 70 Haute Plates 71 INside Dining page 42

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74 Last Look Konstantino: Timeless Designs


A Culinary Celebration by Lori Murphy New Orleanians know art can take many forms. One of the most prolific of those forms in our city is creating great food. Many renowned chefs have done a turn through our famous kitchens and left an indelible mark on the industry. Yesterday at lunch in the Twelfth Night Room at Antoine’s, I was struck by the dramatic celebrations we associate with food. Surrounded by sparkling mementos of rich carnival history, we were eating some of the most memorable flavors of my life. Lisa Blount took the opportunity to share the story behind Oysters Foch. WWI General Marshall Foch was fêted for breakfast at the restaurant in December 1921 while on his victory tour around the country. The chef, looking to do something special for the occasion, created what recalled the march of the soldiers through wartime fields. The “mud” was a dark sauce rich with sherry, hollandaise and other flavorful notes, a deep chocolate color when ladled over a fried oyster and pâté on a toast point. That is the kind of treasure we expect from the country’s oldest family-run restaurant. We are a bit spoiled when it comes to great food. The city celebrates Restaurant Week September 9-15. What a great time to get out there and indulge. Sample some new place or enjoy some old classics that you haven’t been to in a while. If you love our culinary community, you really have to meet Jennifer Kelley of the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. The Foundation offers grants based on need to support Louisiana’s hospitality industry workforce. After meeting her, I paid attention to the impact these workers have on everyday lives. In fact, I probably interact with at least four or five hospitality staff in any given day. Waiters, bartenders, line cooks, hostesses … the list goes on. Often, their compensation is heavily weighted on tips for delivering great service. Perfect for both of us when they are spoiling me on a night out with my husband. But if something happens and they can’t work for a night or a week, no tips can mean no rent. Acting as a safety net, the Hospitality Foundation is able to give financial grants, based on need, for expenses. It is a wonderful way those of us who dine out can show our appreciation to the passion many of these workers bring to the tables and restaurants we enjoy. Bon Appétit!

For more information, or to make a donation visit LouisianaHospitalityFoundation.org.

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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: Leah Draffen, Candra George and Anne Honeywell.

Yvette Jemison

Yvette’s passion for all things culinary extends back to her childhood growing up in a military family. Her recipes and home cooking are influenced by the many places she has lived. She was immersed in the Tex-Mex cuisine of South Texas and has experienced food from Native American Indian reservations to the street food of Turkey. She often attends cooking classes while traveling with her husband and two daughters and has truly enjoyed a wellseasoned life. Yvette presents some cabbage salad recipes for summer on page 68.

Michael Harold

Mimi Greenwood Knight

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 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 says “Hooray for Hollywood” on page 58.

Mimi Greenwood Knight is a mother of four and a freelance writer with over five hundred articles and essays in print in national and regional magazines, devotionals and fifty anthologies, including two dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She lives on a small hobby farm in Folsom with her husband, David, where she enjoys gardening, beekeeping, Bible study, knitting and chicken wrangling. In this issue, Mimi writes about radio station WWOZ on page 34.


Editor’s Note by Anne Honeywell In this ARTS ISSUE, we celebrate the arts of our city. On page 26, we especially show our appreciation for the talented and generous artists who have graced our covers over the past five years. As I have learned, there is always so much more to an artist than what ends up on the canvas. We are thrilled to celebrate Ashley Longshore on the cover for a second time and update you on her amazing successes. She is an embodiment of some of the things I like best about our city—unabashed, optimistic, talented and fun. Time spent with Ashley Longshore is like a visit to the Big Easy. New Orleans lulls people into its Southern embrace and then forces them out onto the dance floor. We fill them with Hurricanes and high emotion, and they end up standing out on the street waving their arms for throws! Very few things surprise me about New Orleans, and the same can be said for Ashley Longshore. Ashley has been able to spread energy, creativity and art around the world. She has blasted off and become, to many, one of the coolest people on the planet. She’s a trip to follow on Instagram, but I have learned through our interactions just how inspiring and genuine she truly is. Enjoy my update on Ashley on page 12. Ashley’s studio/gallery on Magazine Street has become a top-ten, don’t-miss tourist destination! Locate it and the many other galleries that enrich our local arts scene on the map on page 32. Speaking of don’t-miss destinations, this season’s Cultural Guide on page 22 is filled with information about upcoming events ranging from concerts, ballet and opera to theater, the visual arts and museums. Our music culture is unique indeed—and it has been said that radio station WWOZ is its heartbeat. Mimi Greenwood Knight tells the story of WWOZ on page 34. New Orleans Restaurant Week comes up next month. Visit a favorite, or use our Dining Guide and Haute Plates to try someplace new! Enjoy this issue and celebrate the arts in August with us by supporting local artists!


Bedazzled

Cover Artist Ashley Longshore

SINCE WE FIRST FEATURED New Orleans’ own Ashley Longshore on our cover a few years ago, this pop-artist phenom has literally skyrocketed onto the world stage! Combining her artistic prowess and marketing genius, Longshore has entered previously uncharted water for an artist. Her entrepreneurial spirit and drive seem to feed her obsession with pop culture figures and brands. Ashley’s positive attitude is palpable—her art speaks. It has a voice. Although they are her thoughts, they are not relatable 12

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only to her. When she is not creating inspiration on the canvas, she is motivating daily on her Instagram, her favorite platform. “A lot of times, when I make posts about ‘getting out there and grabbing life,’ it’s a pep talk to myself,” Ashley explains. “I’m not scared. You have to love yourself more than loathe yourself. I feel like women, especially, need to embrace that a lot more. That’s why I try to put these little messages, these thoughts that I have, out there. It’s amazing how relatable they are.” Her Instagram is also >>

photos courtesy: ASHLRY LONGSHORE

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promoting her business and speaking to her future and existing clients. She says, “I know my clients. This is very intimate—for someone to live with my thoughts. I want to know who you are. My collectors are my best friends. They get me and I get them.” Ashley may be best known for her portrait series The Audreys, in which she depicts the iconic Audrey Hepburn in various surroundings. These paintings have become the cornerstone of her vast body of work and are collected by Ashley fans around the world. About her signature muse, Ashley says, “Audrey Hepburn was a philanthropic and beautiful woman who to me is just a vessel that represents something that I think every woman would want to be. Whoever you are, I think it translates. Beauty is universal.” Since we last sat down with her, Ashley has continued to add accomplishments at a rapid rate. Let us bring you up to speed on all things Ashley

Longshore—including some exclusive scoop! She’s written a book. Filled with 160 pages of art and Ashley’s story so far and published by Regan Arts, You Don’t Look Fat, You Look Crazy is both stunningly visual and laugh-out-loud funny while giving reader a glimpse into Ashley’s world and hilarious insights into her pop-culture-loving and pop-art-filled life. She did an exclusive collaboration with Veuve Clicquot. Longshore hosted Delphine Labord from France and poured the top tier of the label, La Grand Dame, in her Magazine Street studio, creating quite the elegant scene for the New Orleans society event. Veuve Clicquot chose to collaborate with Ashley because she captures the spirit of Veuve Clicquot so beautifully in her paintings. Longshore has Longshore has long been inspired by Madame Clicquot and the brand she built. She partnered with Judith Leiber Couture. Together they created an exclusive capsule collection of luxury handbags. Ashley designed the collection with Judith Leiber, brand co-owner and creative director Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, and chief creative officer Jana Matheson. The limited edition collection includes five unique luxury handbags adorned with Swarovski crystals. She’s worked with Gucci. Gucci chose six


artists to display its custom work on Art Walls across the globe. And Ashley Longshore was one of them. Her work was displayed on Brick Lane in London, England. She made history. Ashley is the first female artist to have a solo exhibit at Bergdorf Goodman in its 100-year history. She took over six store windows on Fifth Avenue and a seventh floor gallery for a month-long show. She became Fifth Avenue’s Bergdorf Goodman’s ‘artist in residency.’ The installation created an overwhelming response, and the New York fashion landmark took notice. She has designed a restaurant. Palette at BG in Bergdorf Goodman is an art-filled café. Longshore created a vibrant and electric environment serving up fare and inspiration. All the artwork decorating the space is for sale. She worked with Diane von Furstenberg. Ashley joined forces with the dynamic fashion icon to partner on a curated art collection celebrating extraordinary women in history for International Women’s Month. Longshore’s 37 portraits include Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich, Cleopatra, Oprah, Gloria Steinem, and Whitney Wolfe Herd. This particular collection marks the first time Longshore presented work

without bedazzling, sparkle or resin. This vibrant combination of artist, businesswoman, fashion collaborator, writer, furniture designer, and motivational speaker is Ashley Longshore. In the works for 2019 is another book—a Rizzoli coffee table book—and a global cosmetic collaboration with Maybelline. Ashley has created six beautiful designs for the packaging for the Super Stay Matte Lip Ink. This is set to launch in the coming weeks. The sky seems to be the limit for Longshore. And through it all, Ashley remains humble in her successes. And true to her city. “I feel very grateful and joyous. Every time throughout my entire career that someone has believed in me enough to pay me money for my thoughts, they have become a part of where I am right now. And I do not forget that. It’s a dream. New Orleans accepts the wildness and celebrates the arts like no other. I feel safe putting my thoughts on canvas here. It’s home.” August-September 2019 15


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Restaurant Week New Orleans

August 1-Oct 6 Art of the City: Postmodern to

Orleans and Xavier University. Opening

Post-Katrina. New Orleans artist Jan

reception: August 3 during White Linen

Gilbert assembles works of artists during

Night. 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.

will offer free admission for Louisiana

three decades. The Historic New Orleans

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Live Music at Barrel Wine

residents to cool off and enjoy the

Collection, 520 Royal St. Tues-Sat,

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

9:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 10:30 am-4:30

Museum of Art and Ogden Museum

pm. hnoc.org.

locations and online. dcc.edu. 1-31 Art & AC. The Helis Foundation

of Southern Art throughout August. thehelisfoundation.org. 1-31 COOLinary New Orleans. Annual

(985) 272-8485. barrelwinebar.com. 2-4 Satchmo Summerfest. Presented by Chevron. Extensive line up of music

& the Rise of Jackson Square.

and food. Discussions by renowned

The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.

Armstrong scholars on the Hilton

culinary tradition featuring specially priced

louisianastatemuseum.org.

Satchmo Legacy Stage. Artists include:

prix-fixe lunch, dinner and brunch menus

1-Oct 17 HBCU Art Showcase. In

Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses,

at New Orleans’ favorite restaurants.

collaboration with the New Orleans

Bonerama, Charmaine Neville, Don

coolinaryneworleans.com.

Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the

Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders,

Ogden Museum presents a curated show

James Williams, Preservation Brass

Delicious deals, prix-fixe menus and

of works from students attending Dillard

Band, The Dukes of Dixieland, Tim

more. tammanytaste.com.

University, Southern University at New

Laughlin and many more. New

1-31 Tammany Taste of Summer.

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1-Oct 13 The Baroness de Pontalba

Bar. 69305 Hwy 21, Covington. 6-9pm.

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1-16 Fall 2019 Registration. All Delgado


September 9-15 Restaurant Week New Orleans. In New Orleans, dining out is many things—a celebration, a sport, an adventure, and above all else, a necessity. Why? Because the city’s restaurants, from the neighborhood hangouts to the white tablecloth institutions, serve some of the world’s most delicious food and provide an experience like no other. Locals play a vital role in supporting our restaurants, the culinary talent behind them and celebrating the way of life for which New Orleans is widely known. For the ninth year, Restaurant Week New Orleans will showcase the city’s best restaurants at a competitive price point and embrace its diners who can expect to enjoy a memorable meal (or two, or three) during a special week. restaurantweekneworleans.com.

Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint, 400 Esplanade. Daily admission, $6. satchmosummerfest.org. 3 White Linen Night. Featuring the Julia Street Block Party. Art openings, outdoor celebration, cuisine, dancing and more. 300-700 blocks of Julia Street and throughout the Arts District New Orleans. 5:30-9:30pm. Rain or shine. cacno.org. 3-Jan 5 Louisiana Contemporary. Presented by The Helis Foundation. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St. ogdenmuseum.org. 8-11 Back to School Promo Event. Palm Village, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, 2735 US190, Mandeville. (985) 778-2547.

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Inside Scoop 10 Red Dress Run. Wear your best red dress and run for a good cause in the

their summer best. Presented by

French Quarter. Starts at Crescent Park,

the Covington Business Association.

835 N Rampart St. neworleanshash.com.

Some activity proceeds benefit the

13 Lafayette 148 Fall Trunk Show. Ballin’s LTD, 806 E Boston St, Covington. (985) 892-0025. ballinsltd.com. 15 Briquette Bayou Rum Dinner. Hosted

18-19 Jewelry Promo Event. Palm Village, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, 2735 US190, Mandeville. (985) 778-2547. 21 2019 Regional Infrastructure

Covington Public Art Fund. Downtown

Conference. Hilton New Orleans St.

Covington. 6-9pm. Free. (985) 892-1873.

Charles Hotel. cmaagulfcoast.org.

gocovington.org. 17 Jenkins Jam Grand Finale. Presented

21 Danika & The Jeb. Lobby Lounge Concert Series. Northshore Harbor

by Reiniel Vincente, Bayou Rum Master

by Champagne Beverage to benefit

Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd, Slidell.

Distiller. Briquette, 701 S Peters. 7pm.

the Benjamin Blanchard Memorial

7-9pm. harborcenter.org.

$120 all inclusive. 302-7496.

Foundation. Fulton Alley. 7-11pm.

16 Business & Breakfast. Jefferson Chamber of Commerce networking and

benblanchardfoundation.com. 17 Vibes in the Ville. St. Francisville Main

21 Wine Dinner. Ceasar’s Ristorante, 408 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville. (985) 9512626. ceasarsristorante.net. 21-24 NOLA Downtown Music and

contact-building event. New Orleans

Street Merchants present “Vibes in

Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 N

the Ville” featuring its unique shops,

Arts Festival. Presented by the

Causeway Blvd, Metairie. 7:45-9:45am.

sensational food and lively music

Music Business Institute. Musicians,

Members, $10; nonmembers, $20. 835-

throughout downtown St Francisville.

pop-up shops, food trucks and more.

3880. jeffersonchamber.org.

stfrancisvillefestivals.com.

Downtown, CBD and Warehouse District.

16-19 Lafayette 148 Fall Trunk Show.

18 Christwood Third Sunday Concert

cuttingedgenola.com.

Ballin’s LTD, 721 Dante St. 866-4367.

Series: On the Banks of Seine.

ballinsltd.com.

Christwood Atrium, 100 Christwood Blvd,

the East St. Tammany Chamber of

Covington. 5pm. christwoodrc.com.

Commerce. Northshore Harbor Center,

17 Covington White Linen. Art galleries,

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restaurants, retailers and more showcase

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22 Fan Up Pep Rally. Presented by


100 Harbor Center Blvd, Slidell. 4-8pm. harborcenter.org. 23 Hammers & Heels Fashion Show.

ultimatetailgateparty.org. 24-25 Mother-Daughter Weekend.

to Post-Katrina. New Orleans artist Jan Gilbert assembles works of artists

Riverview Camp for Girls, Mentone,

during three decades. The Historic New

Benefiting Habitat for Humanity St.

Alabama. (800) 882-0722.

Orleans Collection, 520 Royal St. Tues-

Tammany West Women Build. Fashion

riverviewcamp.com.

Sat,9:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 10:30 am-4:30

show, lunch and open bar. Maison Lafitte,

28 Incredibowl Chamber Tournament.

pm. hnoc.org. 1-Oct 13 The Baroness de Pontalba

402 Lafitte St, Mandeville. 11am-2pm.

Team-building, drinks, food, live

$50. habitatstw.org/womenbuild.

music and more. Rock N’ Bowl,

& the Rise of Jackson Square.

24 Bikers on the Bayou & BBQ Bash.

3016 S Carrollton Ave. 5-8pm.

The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St.

jeffersonchamber.org.

louisianastatemuseum.org.

Celebrating 50 years of the movie Easy Rider featuring ten locations throughout

29 Del Porto Ristorante’s Bubbles &

1-Oct 17 HBCU Art Showcase. In

St. Mary Parish. Food, music, bayou

Bites Bubbly Wine Fest. Live music,

collaboration with the New Orleans

tour, and car, motorcycle and rat ride

sips, noshes, snaps and swag in

Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the

show. Teche Drive, Franklin. 9am-dark.

conjunction with Louisiana Northshore’s

Ogden Museum presents a curated show

cajuncoast.com.

Tammany Taste of Summer. 501 E.

of works from students attending Dillard

Boston St., Covington. 6:30-9:30pm.

University, Southern University at New

St. Tammany Exchange Club. Live music

$75 all inclusive. (985) 875-1006.

Orleans and Xavier University. Opening

by Four Unplugged, online silent auction,

delportoristorante.com.

reception: August 3 during White Linen

24 Ultimate Tailgate Party. Hosted by the

live auction to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center-Hope House and the Youth Service Bureau CASA. Covington Trailhead, 419 N New Hampshire. 7pm.

Night. 539-9650. ogdenmuseum.org.

September 1-Oct 6 Art of the City: Postmodern

1-Jan 5 Louisiana Contemporary. Presented by The Helis Foundation. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925

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Inside Scoop Camp St. ogdenmuseum.org. 5 WWOZ Groove Gala. Festival fare, open bars, live music and more including performances by Irma Thomas, Lena Prima, Amanda Shaw, Storyville Stompers, Doreen Ketchens, Gerald French, John “Papa” Gros and Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson. Dickie Brennan’s Tableau, 616 St Peter. 6:30pm. wwoz.org/ events/546876. 7 Downriver Festival. to celebrate the Mississippi River and culture of the Crescent City through this years’ thematic lens, “Seafood.” The event will explore its theme through cooking demonstrations, presentations, panels, and walking tours, accompanied by live musical performances. New Orleans Jazz Museum, 400 Esplanade Ave. downriverfest.org. 7-8 Who Dat Nation Rally and Music Festival. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Dr, Metairie. Sept 7, 12-10pm; Sept 8, 11am-9pm. whodatnationevents.com. 9 Saints vs Houston Texans. MercedesBenz Superdome, Sugar Bowl Dr. 6:10 pm. neworleanssaints.com. 9-15 Restaurant Week New Orleans. Restaurant Week New Orleans. In New Orleans, dining out is many things—a celebration, a sport, an adventure, and above all else, a necessity. Why? Because the city’s restaurants, from the neighborhood hangouts to the white tablecloth institutions, serve some of the world’s most delicious food and provide an experience like no other. For the ninth year, Restaurant Week New Orleans will showcase the city’s best restaurants at a competitive price point and embrace its diners who can expect to enjoy a memorable meal (or two, or three) during a special week. restaurantweekneworleans.com. 11 Pant Event. Ballin’s LTD, 2917 Magazine 20

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MONEY DOCTOR

Pack Up That 401K Q A

St. 891-4502. ballinsltd.com. 12-18 Pant Event. Ballin’s LTD, 721 Dante St. 866-4367. ballinsltd.com. 14 Hummingbird Festival. National WildBird Refuge, 15736 Tunica Trace. 7am-3pm. stfrancisvillefestivals.com. 19 Business & Breakfast for Dinner. Ruby Slipper, 2700 Metairie

W. Mike Stewart AIF, RFC

John asks: I just left my job, what should I do with my 401K?

It’s easy to pack up your desk on your way out the door, but a 401(k) can’t be thrown in a box. Maybe that’s why nearly 30% of

us leave these behind.

That’s a mistake, in my opinion, due to the extra layers of administration

that can increase costs to you, but also to the fact that you’ve essentially

Rd, Metairie. 5:30-7:30pm. Members, $10; nonmembers, $20.

removed yourself from that account. Not only will you lose the support of

jeffersonchamber.org.

the plan provider, you may not be informed about plan changes, including

20 Martini Madness. Friends of City Park presents Martini Madness

potential fee increases or investment options — especially if you fail to keep

featuring 25 unique martinis and cuisine from New Orleans’ top

on top of it or you move and the old employer loses track of your information.

restaurants. Arbor Room and Popp Fountain, City Park. 8-11pm.

Some (who have had several jobs over the years) may also overcomplicate their

friendsofcitypark.com.

financial lives by having multiple accounts they forget about.

20-22 National Fried Chicken Fest. Fried chicken, live music

There are other even more compelling reasons to rollover your 401k or

and Raising Canes. Woldenberg Park, 1 Canal St. 11am-9pm.

403b to your own IRA. Investment options are limited to the selection the

friedchickenfestival.com.

plan provides. Some have better choices than others, but many I have seen

21 Audubon at Oakley Plantation. Celebrate the time of John

have very few options that are appealing. Having your own IRA opens up the

James Audubon at Oakley Plantation in 1821 with guest speakers,

universe of choices and allows you to pick whatever investments you want

a birding talk and hands-on activities. Oakley Plantation, St.

without restriction. There are also some options available from an IRA that

Francisville. 10am-3pm. (225) 635-3739.

are not available with your former employers 401k. An example would be

21 NOLA on Tap. Amazing music lineup, more than 400 local, national

that IRA funds are now available for qualified higher education costs. You can

and homebrewed beers, delicious food vendors, games, prizes,

avoid early withdrawal penalties in an IRA for those expenses.

Beer Judge Certification Program awards, Barktoberfest and so

much more. Benefiting the homeless animals at the Louisiana

retirement money is in a former employers 401k. The administrator is

SPCA. New Orleans City Park’s Festival Grounds, 4 Friedrichs Ave.

governed by the trust document that formed the trust and are different

12-7pm. nolaontap.org.

from employer to employer. This can (and has) caused major succession

27-28 ARTE Trunk Show. Ballin’s LTD, 721 Dante St. 866-4367.

Things can get even more complicated if you die while your

complications for the retiree.

ballinsltd.com. photo courtesy: RESTAURANT WEEK NEW ORLEANS

27-29 Gretna Heritage Festival. Classic car show, craft beer, food

You have financial questions? Call or email Mike today.

court, arts and crafts, rides and games, Latino village and Italian village. Live music including: Rick Springfield, KC and The Sunshine Band, The Chee-Weez, Better Than Ezra, Flow Tribe, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Bucktown All-Stars and many more. 327 Huey P Long Ave, Gretna. gretnafest.com.

W. Mike Stewart AIF, RFC • Wealth Management Services Send your event information to scoop@insidepub.com to have it featured in an upcoming issue of Inside New Orleans.

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THIS YEAR’S CULTURAL SEASON is far from Something Rotten! It’s Wicked good. From Irish dance innovators to a Fiddler the Roof, the season is packed with classic and out-of-thebox dancing, song and fine art. After your day at the 9 to 5, follow the Magic Flute down to the theater for some Mandatory Merriment—your seat is waiting.

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans At the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, view Identity Measures opening August 3 during Hancock Whitney White Linen Night and ending Oct 5. For upcoming exhibitions, performances and more information, call 528-3805 or visit cacno.org.

The Civic Theatre

Houston Ballet. 22

The Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans opens its curtain with Dear Evan Hansen, Nov 5-10. The season includes A Christmas Story, Dec 17-22; Miss Saigon, Jan 21-26; Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Feb 11-16; Mean Girls, March 17-22; Anastasia, April 14-19; and Fiddler on the Roof, May 12-17. Additional shows include Wicked, Oct 2-20 and Jersey Boys, March 6-8. For tickets, times and details, call 800-218-7469 or visit neworleans.broadway.com.

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The Civic and the Bowery starts its season with Pedro the Lion mewithoutyou on Aug 14 and Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins, Sept 13. Stuff You Should Know, Oct 10, followed by Angel Olsen with Vagabon, Nov 5; and Claudia Oshry: The Dirty Jeans Tour Nov 22. For ticket information and show times, call 272-0865 or visit civicnola.com.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society The Jefferson Performing Art Society season continues with 100 Years of Women in Blues, Aug 9-25; The Comedy

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Broadway in New Orleans


Zone, Sept 20-Nov 16; The Rocky Horror Show, Sept 27-Oct 13; The Sound of Music, Oct 18-27; Annie, Dec 6-15; The Nutcracker, Dec 21-22; Viagara Falls, Jan 17-Feb 9; The Mousetrap, Jan 31-Feb 9; The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), March 6-29; 42nd Street, April 9-19; An American in Paris, May 8-17; and Sweet Potato Queens, June 5-28. For more information, call 885-2000 or visit jpas.org.

Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Oct 9; Baby Shark Live, Oct 13; The Color Purple, Oct 25-27; and Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live, Dec 10. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Ballet Association and New Orleans Opera performance dates can be found in their listings. For show times and ticket information, call 287-0350 or visit mahaliajacksontheater.com.

Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré

Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane

The theatre’s cultural season opens Oct 4-20 with Noises Off. A Christmas Carol plays Dec 6-23; Something Rotten!, Jan 17-Feb 2; August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, March 6-22; Angels in America, April 17-May 3; and A Night with Janis Joplin, June 5-21. For more information, call 522-2081 or visit lepetittheatre.com.

Aug 21 until Dec 14, visit Latoya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family. From Aug 21 to Dec 19, view The American Dream Revisited: The Residents of Gordon Plaza’s Struggle to Leave the Agriculture Street Landfill Behind. For up-to- date exhibit information, call 865-5328 or visit newcombartmuseum.tulane.edu.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

New Orleans Ballet Association

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s performances at the Orpheum Theater include: Gala con Pacho, Sept 12; Beethoven’s Emperor & Mahler 5, Sept 19 and 21; From the New World, Sept 26; Romantic German Masters featuring cellist Lynn Harrell, Oct 24; Ancient Spirits, Oct 31; Mozart Requiem, Nov 21 and 23; Baroque Christmas, Dec 19; Beethoven’s Eroica featuring cellist Pablo Ferrandez, Jan 9 and 11; Folk Rhythms, Jan 30; Nature’s Awakening with Beethoven’s Pastoral, Feb 27; The Music of John Williams, March 7 and 8; Mahler’s Titan Symphony featuring violinist Philippe Quint, March 19; Classical Contrasts with Bassoonist Jack Pena, March 26; Cyril Neville and Special Guests, April 3 and 4; American Virtuosos, April 16; and Testimony & Triumph with Shostakovich 5, May 14 and 16. At Roussel Hall, hear Harry Potter’s Wondrous World, Sept 29; the Halloween Spooktacular, Oct 20; and The Story of Ferdinand, March 15. The LPO will play Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie with Orchestra, Oct 12; The Music of David Bowie, Nov 15; and Holiday Spectacular, Dec 14 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. Hear Yuletide Celebration at the Pontchartrain Center, Dec 5. For more information, call 523-6530 or visit lpomusic.com.

At Mahalia Jackson Theater, watch Trinity Irish Dance Company, Oct 19; Pilobolus in Shadowland-The New Adventure, Nov 22; Houston Ballet, March 28; and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, April 18. In continued celebration of NOBA’s 50th Anniversary, attend the special Evening of Stars, Jan 25. For show times and more information, visit nobadance.com.

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts See Eddie B “I’m Already” Professionally Developed, Aug 31; Eddie Griffin, Sept 21; Thom

New Orleans Jazz Museum Celebrating jazz in the city where it was born, the New Orleans Jazz Museum offers a collection of over 25,000 artifacts, making it the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Join the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Sept 7 for the Downriver Festival and on Dec 7 for the second annual Improvisation Gala. For more information, visit downriverfest.org or nolajazzmuseum.org.

New Orleans Museum of Art At the New Orleans Museum of Art, view You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place ending Aug 11. Through Aug 31, see Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art; through Sept 1, Inspired by Nature: Japanese Art from the Permanent Collection; through Oct 13, Bodies of Knowledge; through Dec 31, Orientalism: Taking and Making; and from Sept 1 through March 30, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend. For more information, call 6584200 or visit noma.org. >> August-September 2019 23


New Orleans Opera The New Orleans Opera season includes Bizet’s Carmen, Oct 4 and 6; Tchaikovsky’s Joan of Arc, Feb 7 and 9; Schnyder’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Jazz Market, April 3 and 5; and Mozart’s Magic Flute, May 1 and 3. For additional performances and ticket information, call 529-3000 or visit neworleansopera.org.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art Don’t miss Louisiana Contemporary, presented by the Helis Foundation, on view from Aug 3 to Jan 5. View Courtney Egan Virtual Idylls until Sept 1 and Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dustie Bongé until Sept 8. Opening Oct 5-March 1, Memory is a Strange Bell: The Art of William Christenberry. For Ogden After Hours, hear Minos the Saint, Aug 8; Judith Owen, Aug 15; Josh Hyde, Aug 22; Davis Rogan, Sept 5; Joy Clark, Sept 19; Kevin Gordon, Sept 26; Dara Tucker, Oct 17; and Extended Dec 12. On Oct 19, join the Ogden for O What A Night! For tickets and more information, call 539-9650 or visit ogdenmuseum.org.

Orpheum Theater In addition to the many Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performances, the Orpheum Theater presents Tash Sultana, Sept 13; Lord Huron with Hazel English, Sept 15; Los Temerarios, Sept 28; Miranda Sings, Oct 20; RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019, Nov 7; and Bianca Del Rio—It’s Jester Joke, Nov. 10. For more information and tickets, call 274-4870 or visit orpheumnola.com.

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Pilobolus in Shadowland-The New Adventure.

Catcher; and May 1-17, The Drowsy Chaperone. For tickets and information, call 461-9475 or visit rivertowntheaters.com.

Saenger Theatre Double Vision Revisited hits the Saenger stage Aug 23. On Aug 25, see The B-52s 40th Anniversary Tour; Rhett & Link: Live in Concert, Sept 5; Deep Purple: The Long Goodbye Tour, Sept. 24; ’70s Soul Jam, Sept. 28; Peppa Pig Live, Oct 23; We Will Rock You: The Musical by Queen, Oct 29; Just Trust Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Nov 13; Disney Jr. Holiday Party, Dec 10; and Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec 27. Broadway in New Orleans performances can be seen in its listing. For show times and tickets, call 287-0351 or visit saengernola.com.

Southern Rep Theatre Sept 11-Oct 6, August: Osage County kicks off Southern Rep’s season. Native Gardens, Oct 30-Nov 17; Mandatory Merriment (Part Deux), Dec 4-29; Mother Courage and Her Children, Jan 22-Feb 2; Reykjavik, March 18-April 5; and Chemin Du Bayou, May 13-31. For tickets and details, call 5226545 or visit southernrep.com.

St. Tammany Art Association

photo: BEOWULF SHEEHA

St. Tammany Art Association will display The Summer Show: A Nationally Juried Exhibition until Aug 25. Join STAA in downtown Covington on Oct 12 for Fall for Art, featuring new work from dozens of artists, live music and entertainment. For additional events and information, call 985-892-8650 or visit sttammanyartassociation.org.

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The Cover Artists of Inside New Orleans

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ART IS ONE OF OUR ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS. For more than 32 years, and for five years in New Orleans, we at Inside Publications have featured original art on our magazine covers and told the often unique and sometimes surprising stories of those artists in our pages. That focus has led us into many interesting studios and inspired spaces. It has given us and our readers insight into the creative process. Our covers connect with our readers in a way like no other publication in the region. The beautiful

photos: CANDRA GEORGE mycreativereality.com

A Celebration of Art >>


Top: Terrance Osborne. Left: George Dunbar. Center above: Rhenda Saporito. Center middle: Allison Stewart. Center below: Gretchen Armbruster. Right: Bernard Mattox. August-September 2019 27


art pulls you into the magazine to learn more about who painted it and why. The list is long and impressive. Each artist has brought something distinctive to our magazines with their creativity and energy. From our first cover artist in 2014, James Michalopoulos, to this issue’s Ashley Longshore, this has been an exciting journey filled with artistic genius, vibrant colors and original spirit. Some of the names you will surely recognize and some you may have first been introduced to in our pages. When we first featured Ashley Longshore on our cover a few years ago, she was an undeniable talent with an out-loud personality. That is still true, but the ensuing years have added social media darling, Bergdorf Goodman style maker and Instagram sensation to her résumé. It was time to re-visit this passionate pop-artist who calls New Orleans home. The creative environment of New Orleans has a unique way of feeding your soul. Inside New Orleans is grateful for the following artists, who over five years have taken that influence and poured out memorable paintings of who we are, each in their own way.

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James Michalopoulos

Allison Stewart

October 2014

April 2015

Jim Seitz

Pio Lyons

December 2014

June 2015

Gretchen Armbruster

Gretchen Weller Howard

February 2015

August 2015


Mallory Page

Rhenda Saporito

October 2015

April 2016

Marcia Holmes

Aron Belka

December 2015

June 2016

Connie Kittok

Julie Silvers

February 2016

August 2016

George Dunbar

Terrance Osborne

October 2016

April 2017

Ashley Longshore

Amanda Stone Talley

December 2016

June 2017

Bernard Mattox

Billy Solitario

February 2017

August 2017

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Nancy Hirsch Lassen

Carol Hallock

October 2017

October 2018

Kent Walsh

Zona Wainwright

December 2017

December 2018

Robert Santopadre

Gretchen Armbruster

February 2018

February 2019

Becky Fos

Mary Helen Seago

April 2018

April 2019

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Jamar Pierre

Rolland Golden

June 2018

Summer 2019

Jax Frey

Ashley Longshore

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August 2019


36"x36" oil on canvas by Aron Belka

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“And Now for Something New”, vol 2

Debra Howell and Mary Lee Eggart

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Jan 4-Feb 29, 2020

Oct 5-Nov 16 2019

Alan Gerson and Jesse Poimboeuf

Leslie Nichols and

March 7-April 18, 2020

Pippin Frisbie Calder

Aron Belka

Jordan Blanton and Christy Wood.

LeMieux Galleries

Since 1983, the mission of LeMieux Galleries has been to unite seasoned

collectors and new art enthusiasts with artists who are committed to their vision. Owners since 2015, longtime LeMieux employees Christy Wood and

the National World War II Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Jordan explains, “LeMieux Galleries is one of the longest running

Jordan Blanton have widened the galleries’ focus on art of the Southern

galleries in the New Orleans Arts District. It has been wonderful continuing the

United States and expanded their roster to include more emerging artists.

legacy of representing so many talented and passionate artists. Our clients and

Represented artists include Aron Belka, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Alan Gerson,

our artists are truly a pleasure to work with.”

Miro Hoffman, Kathryn Keller, Bernard Mattox, Mary Monk, Shirley Rabe Masinter, Billy Solitario, Leslie Staub, Kris Wenschuh and many more. Christy says, “I’ve always loved art. I feel fortunate that I had family and mentors who fostered my creativity and helped me to realize my dreams of working in the arts and to eventually own my own gallery.” Founded by New Orleanian Denise Berthiaume, LeMieux Galleries opened its doors in 1983 on Pelican Avenue in Algiers Point. By 1987, it had expanded to show the work of Louisiana and “third coast” artists and moved

LeMieux Galleries is located at 332 Julia Street; (504) 522-5988.

to Julia Street. Since 1990, LeMieux Galleries has been at its current location

Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by appointment. Closed Sundays.

at the gateway of the Arts District of New Orleans, near the Convention Center,

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s l l o r t S y r e l l a G around the City! Enjoy this selection of some of our favorite art galleries and studios. There are so many creative spaces in New Orleans it is impossible to map them all, but here are some good places to start. Whether your tastes run abstract or realistic, colorful or subdued, there is something for everyone. Glass, ceramic, steel, or canvas, our artists express themselves in so many ways. If your neighborhood has a hidden gem, please share it with us on Instagram @insideneworleans.

Uptown

French Quarter

1. Alex Beard Studio

1. A Gallery For Fine

2. Antieau Gallery

14. Hemmerling Gallery

26. Rodrigue Studio

of Southern Art

27. Royal Art Gallery

Photography

3. Anton Haardt Gallery

2. Angela King Gallery

15. Jay Dunaway Art

4. Ashley Longshore Studio Gallery

3. Antieau Gallery

16. Kako Gallery

28. Soniat House

5. Billy Solitario Fine Art

4. Bee Galleries

17. Kezic Gallery

29. Sutton Galleries

6. Carol Robinson Gallery

5. Caliche & Pao Gallery

18. Lozano & Barbuti Gallery

30. Tanner Gallery

7. Cole Pratt Gallery

6. Claire Elizabeth Gallery

19. Lucky Rose Gallery

8. Dee Dee Martin Gallery

7. Creason’s Fine Art Gallery

20. M. Sani Art Gallery

31. Vena Gallery

9. Esom Gallery

8. Elliott Gallery

21. Martin Lawrence Gallery

32. Vieux Carre Gallery

10. Gallery B Fos

9. Galerie Rue Royale

22. Martin Welch Art

33. Windsor Fine Art

11. Guthrie Contemporary Gallery

10. Gallery B. Fos

23. Michalopoulos

12. Julie Silvers Art

11. Gallery Rinard

24. O’Neill Studios

13. Kevin Gillentine Gallery

12. Graphite Galleries

25. Osterhold Boudreaux

14. Terrance Osborne Gallery

13. Great Artists Collective

Antique Galleries

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16. The National WWII Museum 17. Octavia Art Gallery 18. Ogden Museum of Southern Art 19. Sasik Gallery 20. Soren Christensen Gallery 21. Steve Martin Fine Art

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IF YOU LIVED IN NEW ORLEANS in the ’80s and ’90s, you knew that leaving the city didn’t just make it difficult to find restaurant food you could tolerate; it also meant leaving behind the uniquely New Orleans sounds of WWOZ. If you lived on the northshore, the 12-mile marker on the Causeway was the first spot you could— quick—swing the dial to 90.7 and soak up all that homegrown jazz,

photo: RYAN HODGSON-RIGSBEE

photo: RYAN HODGSON-RIGSBEE

blues, zydeco, funk, soul, gospel and R & B.

From top: Tin Men at WWOZ’s 38th

photo courtesy: WWOZ

by Mimi Greenwood Knight

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birthday celebration; the Chosen Ones

With the advent of the internet, though, things got better. Now, displaced New Orleanians all over the globe could tune in on their computer and hear concerts broadcast live from around the city or from the WWOZ studio in the French Quarter. The station’s Facebook page started blowing up with messages from homesick listeners in South Korea, France, Ireland, Australian, Argentina and other far-flung locales, grateful to hear the sounds of the city they love. The station began adding video, and fans couldn’t get enough. “On Thanksgiving, and especially on Mardi Gras day, we hear from displaced New Orleanians all over the world,” says Beth Arroyo Utterback, the station’s general manager. “They’re pining for home and we’re able to give them a little New Orleans wherever they are.” Now, recent upgrades have strengthened the signal, so you can drive as far as Florida to the east or Texas to the west without saying “Good-bye” to WWOZ on your radio dial. Its Facebook page has 96,000 followers, and the station reaches 900,000 listeners through internet streaming each year. A popular tag line of ’OZ (as it’s known to its listeners) is, “If you can’t live in New Orleans, let New Orleans live in you.” But Dave Ankers, the director of content, says it goes beyond that. It also lets people in New Orleans “feel” like they’re in New Orleans. “There are days living in New Orleans when you might go to your job, stop off at a chain store on your way home, then watch the same TV the rest of the country is watching,” he says. “You’re in New Orleans but you might as well be in Seattle or Philadelphia or any other big American city. Then you can turn on WWOZ and listen to Irma Thomas >>


photo: DAVID STAFFORD

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live in the studio, Kermit Ruffins somewhere on location or Lena Prima discussing her new album. And you can ‘feel’ like they’re in New Orleans.” Ankers describes WWOZ as “the community playing the community’s music for the community.” A 501(c)(3) organization, the station has only 19 paid employees, but over 85 on-air personalities all donate their time because the musical heritage of the city means that much to them. Their “day jobs” range from university professor to bartender, from surgeon to costume designer, from engineers to museum executives. There are musicians, government employees, waiters, limo drivers, attorneys, retirees, retail managers, a dentist, a martial art instructor and a priest—and many have been with the station for decades, some since its founding in 1980. In exchange, they’re given free rein to play whatever they like within their field of expertise, often from their own music library. Utterback says, “It’s funny to see the younger guys come in with their backpacks filled with vinyl while the older ones usually show up with the smallest external drive they can find. Each is an expert in their field, and they all have one thing in common. They love New Orleans music! When you visit one of their Facebook pages, under their name they often list their volunteer work on WWOZ before their actual occupation,” says Utterback. “It’s that important to them.” Then, there are the musicians and actors who pop into the station whenever they’re in town just to see what’s going on and where they can help. “John Goodman stops by regularly to see what he can do for us,” says Utterback. “Amanda Shaw, Eric Paulson, Angela Hill, Scott Bakula, Cyril Neville, Michael Cerveris and Lena Prima all donate their time doing voiceovers for us, because they believe in 36

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the mission of the station.” What exactly is that mission? It is to be “a worldwide voice, archive and flag-bearer of New Orleans music.” The station was birthed in 1980, as an offshoot of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. For its first few years, the whole production was wedged into a beer storage room above Tipitina’s Music Club at Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas. There are stories of concerts taking place in the music club that were broadcast on ’OZ via a microphone dropped through a hole in the floor above the stage. For much of the ’80s, the station was a well-kept secret amongst the hippest New Orleans college students, musicians and music lovers. But over almost four decades—and especially in the past five years, when listenership increased by 48 percent—it has grown into a multimedia organization that’s broadcast worldwide via radio waves, live video streams and social media platforms. Clearly the secret is out. These days, they’re broadcasting live concerts from the studio and around the city, including Jazz Fest, The Blues & BBQ Festival, Satchmo Fest, Cajun & Zydeco Fest and the French Quarter Festival. Last year, WWOZ broadcast 208 live performances featuring the music of 980 New Orleans musicians. This included New Orleans music legends and many young, emerging artists. They also give a voice to local culture bearers and non-profits, offering them time to promote their projects and initiatives on air. Each month, ’OZ invites New Orleans high school or middle school bands into their performance space for a feature they call School Groove. The bands perform, then the director and select students are interviewed about their music programs and aspirations. >> August-September 2019 37


The whole thing is broadcast worldwide on Facebook Live, and these young talents get to perform in the same studio as local legends like Irma Thomas and Wynton Marsalis. The School Groove program also awards $1,000 music scholarships to help school bands pay for instruments, travel, uniforms, etc., and the students attend an informative lunch, where staff members chat with them about careers in broadcasting and the recording industry. “For our 38th birthday, we had 32 live acts in the studio playing back to back, world-renowned musicians and newcomers alike,” says Ankers. “We set up a makeshift green room where musicians were lending each other instruments and just flopped around enjoying each other’s performances. It was electric!” On-air host Action Jackson heads up ’OZ’s Takin’ it to the Streets program. A 37-year professional DJ, Jackson serves on the WWOZ advisory board as an ambassador to the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line and Mardi Gras Indian parades and news. His weekly podcast features “peer-level interviews” with club members and tribe leaders. And his Takin’ it to the Street web page keeps the city and its visitors up-to-date on each weekend’s second line parades. Recently, ’OZ launched a website that helps tourists and residents locate New Orleans music landmarks. ACloserWalkNOLA.com is an interactive history map that alerts you via your smartphone or tablet, if you’re, say, driving past Louis Armstrong’s boyhood home or passing a historically significant club. You can embark on one of nine curated music history tours. Or you can explore the city “à la carte” with 86 individual music history sites—and more in the works. Each allows you to read descriptions of acclaimed local artists, 38

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was playing a concert in London, when lead singer Tarriona Ball noticed among hundreds of concertgoers an elderly man in a WWOZ t-shirt. “She spoke to him after the show,” says Utterback. “He told her he’d first heard them on WWOZ over the internet and decided if they ever played anywhere near him, he’d find a way to get there. He’d taken two trains to get to the concert in London from his home in France.” So, here’s this elderly man in France who’s never been to New Orleans, but he knows New Orleans music and musicians through WWOZ. The station celebrated New Orleans Tricentennial last year with the production of a radio and video mini-documentary series, Tricentennial Music Moments, featuring notable contributors to our musical heritage, including Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, Professor Longhair, Mahalia Jackson, Irma Thomas, and Fats Domino, as well as features on the Mardi Gras Indians, the first Jazz fest, The French Opera House and traditional jazz funerals. All the videos are still available to view at WWOZ.org. This year, WWOZ is paying homage to the 50th

photo: CHARLIE STEINER

photo: CHARLIE STEINER

photo: RYAN HODGSON-RIGSBEE

photo: LEON MORRIS

listen to their music or oral history, watch their music videos, listen to their interviews and more. It can be hard to list all the ways ’OZ is preserving, protecting and promoting New Orleans culture and heritage. There’s the Livewire Musical Calendar that provides a comprehensive list of who’s playing where and when around the city each week. And professional-quality videos of rising musicians are viewed by millions worldwide, something artists just starting out can rarely afford on their own. Many of these videos are screened at film festivals around the country, offering New Orleans musicians even more exposure. Just last year, for instance, New Orleans newest runaway music sensation, Tank and the Bangas,

anniversary of the Jazz & Heritage Festival with Opening the Vault, featuring classic Jazz Fest performances on audio and video airing weekly, for the entire year. Time Capsule offers mini-documentaries about the first five decades of the festival, historic moments and milestones read over the air by local celebs, such as Charmaine Neville, Trombone Shorty, Harry Shearer, John Goodman and more. During the Flashback Series, diehard festival attendees, longtime food vendors, culture bearers and volunteers, including James Rivers, Quint Davis, George Wein, go on the air and share favorite Jazz Fest moments. And the station has put together a video tour of the festival archives and its impact on the world. For almost 40 years, WWOZ has served as the embodiment of New Orleans’ unique music culture. The station has given people worldwide a place to go and experience the heartbeat of one of America’s unique cities and introduced them to our newest budding artists. Now, as their audience expands, they’re finding even more ways to tell the story of New Orleans, her music and her people.

Top: Beth Arroyo Utterback, WWOZ General Manager. Left to right: Amanda Shaw; Irma Thomas; Wynton Marsalis.

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Legal Leverage

The results speak for themselves: Since 2016, Didriksen, Saucier & Woods

(“Didriksen” or “DSW”) holds the largest single-plaintiff jury verdict in the history of Louisiana that was affirmed or upheld (“writ denied”) by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The defendant truck manufacturer, the owner of Mercedes, Daimler AG, ended up paying over $53 million to a single plaintiff. Didriksen holds other record awards as well. Didriksen, Saucier & Woods are lawyers’ lawyers. Just like the doctors who know which doctor can help them solve certain problems, many lawyers know to come to Didriksen, Saucier & Woods for help, to better serve their clients, and to go to trial using DSW lawyers. DSW lawyers are experienced and successful trial attorneys in a profession in which less and less trials occur. It has become common for DSW lawyers to get hired shortly before trials to help other lawyers try big cases because DSW has the proven ability to communicate to jurors in ways that help juries understand their side of the story to win and win big. DSW likes to claim that they are neither plaintiff nor defense lawyers. They are good lawyers. Didriksen, Saucier & Woods works for all segments of our local world.

Caleb Didriksen

They have worked for the homeless, and for the super-rich, and for everyone in

• Education: Tulane Law School 1982

a home after suffering hard times. They have helped clients who were about to

• Founding Partner

between. They have helped homeless people to get back on their feet and in lose their home keep it. They have worked for local, national and international businesses. They have worked for companies who were threatened by bad events with losing the company, and succeeded in saving several companies. They have worked for international insurers on hundreds of cases over 30 years. One of the ways in which Didriksen helps clients that few other lawyers can, is through technical knowledge in many fields. Caleb Didriksen is a graduate engineer, a licensed general contractor, and an airplane pilot in addition to being a very good lawyer. These other skillsets help clients due to their ability to combine talents toward the goal of solving clients’ problems. Didriksen, Saucier & Woods represents corporate clients in matters that include insurance defense and toxic torts, helping companies to defend their interests in the face of complex legal challenges. “Whether you need legal assistance for subrogation or another related matter, we can help. Our attorneys have a track record of success in securing big judgments and settlements for our plaintiff clients and successful judgments and settlements for our corporate clients,” says Didriksen. Caleb Didriksen is very proud of the team at DSW. “We spend more time awake and at work than we do at home. We are a team that lifts each other up.

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We use each others’ best talents for our clients and figure out how to get the best result for each client by using the best available internal skills and external expert

• Partner since 2013

assistance for each element of proof for each file. We are proud to be working

• Education:Tulane Law School 2002

together and to have become who we are. We are a tight knit group,” says Didriksen.

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The firm’s boutique size allows the attorneys to work closely together,

providing their clients with the kind of personal attention that they need and deserve. “We work as a team toward resolving cases, and the more perspectives we have on a case, the better it works out for our clients. When you support a client from stem to stern, which is how we approach all of our cases, you really develop a relationship. The whole firm works for and with you. We don’t have individual clients; rather, we all serve all of our clients as a team. In order to have a great team environment, you have to enjoy working with your colleagues, which we do. When you have that sort of attitude, it makes you and your clients comfortable,” says partner Erin Saucier. Over the years, Didriksen, Saucier & Woods has represented hundreds of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. The New Orleans-based firm has assisted in claims involving auto accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, paralysis, amputation, Uber or Lyft accidents, bad-faith claims, soft-tissue injury, slip and fall, commercial truck accidents, doctor and nurse and hospital medical malpractice negligence, premises liability, toxic torts, asbestos exposure, injuries from faulty products and dog bites. They have also defended clients in almost all of those types of events. The Didriksen, Saucier & Woods office is conveniently located in Mid-City

Carl A. “Trey” Woods III

• Partner since 2015 • Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law 2010 • M.B.A. Loyola University New Orleans

on Canal Street. Parking in the neighborhood is generally ample and free. If clients are unable to visit the office, someone from the firm will go to them. “Our legal team has a robust history of taking on difficult cases and taking them to trial and winning, both at trial and on appeal. We want to achieve great outcomes and finality so that our clients can move on with their lives. We have been able to achieve great outcomes for our clients,” says Didriksen. “Although we regularly represent plaintiffs against large corporations, and we also defend some international insurance companies and corporations against other companies or individuals, we have many individual clients who think of us as their family lawyers. Once you are a Didriksen, Saucier & Woods client, whether your legal needs are large or small, you are a part of our family, and we can generally guide our clients through most legal problems to resolution.”

Didriksen Saucier & Woods is located at 3114 Canal Street in New Orleans. 586-1600. dswplaw.com.

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Photographer John Snell

JOHN SNELL FIRST PICKED UP A CAMERA about 10 years ago. “I’ve always worked in a visual medium—for over 30 years. I’ve worked with a lot of talented photojournalists, and learned a lot.” A part of the TV news business in New Orleans since 1983, Snell has reported on virtually every major news story in Southeast Louisiana since then. Currently a morning news anchor and investigative reporter for Fox 8, WVUE, he focuses on South Louisiana’s storm protection and natural features, such as barrier islands, marsh and cypress swamps. Snell has won two national honors: an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television Digital New Directors Association and a distinguished Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In his spare time, Snell enjoys bicycling and photography. “Photography to me is not a job—it’s 42

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fun; it’s a hobby. I already have a job. Photography is an art form, but there’s also a science to the camera. You have to learn what all the settings are. It can be intimidating, and some folks give up and just set it to automatic.” Snell notes, “Probably the best advice I ever got was, ‘Take a month, put the camera in the manual mode and learn the relationship between apertures, shutter speed, film speed, depth of field—learn how the camera works.’ Boy, I ruined a lot of pictures!” John lives just outside Mandeville near Lacombe. “People are drawn here because it’s clean, it’s safe and a great place to raise a family. It’s perfect for people like me who are into nature. The Northlake Nature Center is right down Hwy. 190; I often shoot marsh scenes there. The Big Branch Marsh Natural Wildlife Refuge has some great scenic spots. And I’ve taken maybe too >> August-September 2019 43


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many photographs of the Madisonville Lighthouse. I just get drawn to it. It’s not just a lighthouse—it’s a fabulous lighthouse, perhaps one of the great lighthouses in America. “I think the northshore is a beautiful place. It’s photogenic. The whole New Orleans area is unique. The food, the music—we sometimes take it for granted how good we have it here. I believe that if you’re gonna really live this life, you may as well live in an interesting place.”

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Orthopedic Resources Culicchia Neurological Clinic Mandeville, Marrero and New Orleans • 504-934-8320 cnchearing.com Sarah McGuire, FNP-BC in collaboration with Moises Arriaga, MD is now seeing patients suffering from inner ear, balance and hearing disorders at our Northshore Clinic in Mandeville and in New Orleansuptown and Marrero. Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine Metairie • 504-889-2663 nolasportsmedicine.com From New Orleans to Kenner, from the Westbank to River Ridge, students, recreational and professional athletes alike all trust the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine to provide quality care. Southern Orthopaedic Specialists New Orleans • 504-897-6351 southern-ortho.com Southern Orthopaedic Specialists is a comprehensive group of board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons providing quality musculoskeletal care to the Greater New Orleans area as well as the Gulf Coast region. Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Thibodaux • 985-447-5500 thibodaux.com Wellness Center of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is the first of its kind in the state and among the finest in the nation, the medically directed Wellness Center is designed to improve the health and well-being of the region through prevention, fitness, education, rehabilitation, and focused sports and wellness services. Westside Orthopaedic Clinic Marrero • 504-347-0243 westsideortho.com Dr. Katz proudly serves the greater New Orleans area as one of NOLA’s finest Orthopedic Surgeons. Westside Orthopedic Clinic offers same day appointments and is accepting new patients.

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by Leah Draffen Health Concern: Leg pain and numbness. Treatment: Microdiscectomy.

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with Lenderay Wilson, Jr. WHILE ON THE JOB, Lenderay Wilson Jr. bent down to pick up a wire and felt a twinge in his lower back. Although not uncommon, the discomfort heightened after a car accident. “I was the primary source of income for my family, so the progress was aggravating and slow trying to get back to normal. After months of treatment by my physician, he referred me to Dr. Katz,” says Lenderay. Dr. Ralph Katz of Westside Orthopaedic Clinic says: “Lenderay was experiencing leg pain and numbness to his foot from lateral disc herniation. For the right patient—one who has failed conservative treatment of medication, physical therapy and injections— minimally invasive microdiscectomy can be done in an outpatient setting with an incision that can be covered by a band-aid.” Such procedures typically take less than an hour, and most patients are back to normal activities within three to six weeks, depending on

individual’s circumstances. Following surgery, Lenderay only needed stretching to get back on track. He says: “After the surgery, I immediately felt relief and began to thank God for the knowledge and skill Dr. Katz has. He is amazing at what he does. Everything was explained and articulated with care and precision. There was nothing that I did not understand about the procedure, its rarity and complexity. He, along with nurse Jen and Annette, put me at ease.” Dr. Katz is a specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery. For over 19 years, he has practiced at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic and has performed over 500 such procedures with consistently excellent patient outcomes. As a full-service orthopaedic clinic, Westside Orthopaedic Clinic offers cervical-disc surgery and a wide array of care, including upper-extremity care for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems.


Locally Designed Bags and Jewels

by Leah Draffen

CREATIVITY RUNS A-PLENTY in Louisiana. Artists, musicians, chefs and designers, each having their own special flare, create signature art, works, dishes and more for locals and others to enjoy. There’s something special about locally designed products—they’re always the perfect touch for home, the dinner table and especially, an outfit. Below we take a look at some of the local designers making a splash in your closet.

BENE Handbags In less than three years, Eleanor “Ellie” Schwing has created a chic and stylish collection of handbags. Her inspiration began in 2014 as she set off to Europe, landing in Rome. Discovering a new kind of city where old-metnew provided Ellie the stimulus to develop BENE Handbags. She says, “I was never a girly girl, but always a collector of designer bags. A bag was always my security when growing up. As I got older, I didn’t need the security, but still appreciated a beautiful bag.” Ellie spent the next year curating a team of close friends 48

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and family, artists and Italian leather specialists, and by fall of 2016, her premiere collection launched. “It started with me just making a few for my friends and family, but once I put them into the world, people wanted more, and I hit the ground running. It’s been a crazy couple of years in a world that I have never been exposed to, but I have learned a lot about the industry.” The locally designed, Italian-made bags blend Italian luxury with New Orleans funk. Each leather bag is lined with avant-garde fabric featuring the original artwork of Louisiana female artists. “I started with three styles and basic colors that were chic and very ladylike,” says Ellie. “By adding the pop of a vibrant interior, I marry my two worlds of Italy and New Orleans.” Works by Gretchen Howard and Beth Lambert have added the New Orleans touch to BENE’s collections so far. Ellie’s newest collaboration is with artist Artemis Antippas. Born and raised in New Orleans, Artemis’ works revolve around her intimate connection to New Orleans and her various obsessions—obsession with color, glitter, fried chicken and much more. “Artemis’ chicken bones are so unique. She cleans the bones and dips them in glitter,” says Ellie. “The colors and pattern create a whole new look of vibrancy inside the bag. It’s a pop of energy. As we look inside our bags, why shouldn’t they be beautiful and fun? It’s something that we don’t realize is missing until we experience it!”


MIMOSA Handcrafted Cast in Madeline and Dawson Ellis’ home studio, MIMOSA Handcrafted pieces exude creativity and South Louisiana culture. MIMOSA’s pieces tell the story of everything from culture to history to landscape and invite conversation and opportunity for connection around things that matter to the heart. “Louisiana makes it easy— between our landscape and culture, there is never a lack of inspiration,” says Madeline. “We Louisianians love the story and soul behind the things that surround us, and I love that my job includes connecting us to that.” The duo, who started as landscape architects, work side by side to create wearable pieces of bronze, sterling silver and 14 karat gold using the ancient art of lost wax casting. “We start with a block of wax. I carve it into the piece of jewelry I want to make, very similar to how a sculptor carves marble,” says Madeline. The process then follows several steps: “We put it into a kiln and melt all of the wax out of the mold. This is the ‘lost wax’ part, so then we are left with a perfect void of the wax creation I made. We heat that mold up to the temperature of the melted metal, then pour the metal into the mold and use a vacuum suction to help pull the metal into all of the >> August-September 2019 49


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details of the mold.” Eventually, once cooled, Madeline is left with a metal version of that original wax-carved piece. It was Madeline’s lifelong passion of making that brought her to jewelry. While a landscape architect, she craved making with her hands and found jewelry satisfied that need. With a nudge from her husband in 2008, she created MIMOSA, and in 2013, she took the business full time. Since 2013, she has been joined by Dawson and a team of hardworking women. “Working alongside such talented, ambitious people keeps it exciting. We aren’t scared to take on challenges or try something new or change something when it isn’t working.”

Madeline says: “One of my most favorite parts of this work is when we create something that resonates with people and we hear why and what it means to them. We are moved to tears a lot around here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Much like Ellie’s whirlwind of success, Tracy Kopfinger experienced the same for her South Louisiana jewelry business, Virtue Jewelry. She says, “It began as a hobby before I started selling pieces on Etsy. In six months, I had my first wholesale account, and in another six, I had my first showroom in Dallas.” Eight years later, Tracy is designing and creating fun, luxe fashion jewelry out of Slidell. As a mother of four, she balances running the business, making jewelry and going to market. “It is fun to get to meet people and share with them what they’re a part of.” 50

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Tracy’s driving force behind Virtue Jewelry is giving back. “People can buy jewelry from anywhere, but I like to share that they are a huge part of giving.” Virtue Jewelry has funded and decorated three rooms at Lynhaven Retreat in Hammond, a program of the New Orleans Mission that provides shelter, training and ministry for women who have experienced trafficking, physical and sexual abuse. “I’m passionate about human trafficking and doing what I can. Being a Christian, it’s important to give, because I’m able to do what I love and believe I owe our success to it.” A scripture can be found on the back of Virtue’s earring cards.

Tracy’s creative process is a mix of sketching and playing with pieces and parts. Sometimes, it starts with pen and paper, and other times it starts with a specific piece of acrylic that Tracy has an idea for. Virtue styles stay on trend with what is in fashion. Being a buyer for a boutique for many years, Tracy makes sure to stay current. For example, emerald has made a splash this summer and will carry into fall. “I have sold to over 400 stores, and it still feels surreal to say I am a jewelry designer,” she smiles. “Yet, my business is not important. Making a difference is. Fashion will come and go, stores will come and go, but being able to give back is what matters.” Find pieces from BENE Handbags and Mimosa Handcrafted at Ballin’s LTD. Virtue Jewelry can be found at Ballin’s LTD, The Villa and The Lifestyle Store at Franco’s. August-September 2019 51


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1. Heather Elizabeth Designs necklace, $45. The Shop at The Collection, The Historic New Orleans Collection; New Orleans, 598-7147. 2. Black Traveler tailored-fit suit, $998; ecru dress shirt, $89.50; gold tie, $69.50; 100% silk pocket square. Jos. A, Bank; New Orleans, 528-9491; Metairie, 620-2265; Mandeville, 985-624-4067. 3. John Hardy 18 karat yellow gold and sterling silver earrings with open teardrop black onyx drop, $795. Lee Michaels, Metairie, 832-0000. 4. Fashion sneakers in black/gold camouflage with gold accents, $135. Ballin’s LTD, New Orleans, 866-4367. 5. Officially licensed snack helmet, 4

$59. Outdoor Living Center, Covington, 985-893-8008. 6. Clear crossbody with gold metallic hanging Saffiano fringe tassel and strap. Palm Village – A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, Mandeville, 985-778-2547. 7. Mini clear Mingle NFL/NCAA stadiumapproved handbag with black 5

leather panels and luxe chain strap, $195; Clear crossbody clutch with privacy pouch and removable gold chain strap, $48. Ballin’s LTD, New Orleans, 866-4367.

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silver ring with oval black onyx center, $650. Lee Michaels, Metairie, 832-0000. 2. Solid black dress with boat neckline, gold button detail at shoulder and cuff, and UPF 50+ sun protection, $138. Palm Village – A Lily Pulitzer Store, Mandeville, 985-7782547. 3. French Quarter Lantern on yoke bracket. Available in seven sizes, $ 475-$1,300. Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights, New Orleans, 522-9485. 4. Terry cloth robe, $119. The Pontchartrain Hotel, New Orleans, 800-708-6652. 5. A trio of rings in 18K rose, white, and yellow gold that can be

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Home, Mandeville, 985-624-4045. 7. Phillip Gavriel Collection diamond hook clasp bracelets available in 14K gold, $1,830, or sterling silver, $465. Symmetry Jewelers, New Orleans, 861-9925.

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1. Personalized drinkware; printed in store, $12.95 to $29.95. Auraluz, Metairie, 888-3313 or shopauraluz. com. 2. Approach, sophisticated contemporary design from the Biltmore Collection of Gas and Electric Lanterns. Three sizes, starting at $682. Gulf Coast Lanterns, Covington, 800-910-3275. 3. Selenite-framed mirror, $5,200. Susan Currie Design, New Orleans, 862-5800. 4. Black and gold pull-down, single-handle, high-arc kitchen faucet. Southland 4

Plumbing Supply; Metairie, 835-8411; Mandeville, 985-893-8883. 5. TM ART “Two of a Kind” golden French clay

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18-month planners with monthly spreads, weekly calendars, note pages, pockets, and stickers for personalization. Hilltop Shoppe, New Orleans, 533-9670. 7. Luxury white porcelain flower diffuser and gold base with high-quality fragrant oil. Many sizes and fragrances. Greige Home Interiors, Covington, 985-875-7576. 8. Zoo-themed carpet for kids, 5’10” X 8’4”, $349.95. The Educator, Metairie, 454-5147.

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by Michael Harold

Hooray for Hollywood! ON THAT RARE OCCASION when the skies are blue and it’s not repulsively hot, I walk to Dat Dog restaurant for outdoor dining. Last year, I was there with my friend Pam when we found ourselves staring at this strikingly attractive family. I was within seconds of saying, “Wow, you two look just like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis?” Thankfully, I didn’t. By the time I returned to the picnic table, Pam had already texted her brother, the owner of the restaurant, who confirmed that the Kutchers were regular patrons and that under no circumstances were we to bother them. Like we were going to wave napkins and pens in their faces begging for autographs. At least it was better than the time we ran into a super-famous musician on Royal Street and Pam pointed at him screaming, “Wait…Wait… You’re…. Ummm.” The response was unforgettable. “I’m Keith Richards, honey, what’s your name?” We New Orleanians pride ourselves on being 58

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different from other star-struck Americans, but in truth, when face to face with a megastar, it’s hard to feign nonchalance. We’re way too cool to disturb them, but at the same time we fantasize about charming our way on their private jet to Lake Como. I once met Harvey Keitel at the New Orleans film fest and then ran into him a week later in New York at a play. It came out of nowhere. “Hey, Harvey Keitel,” I said. When he responded “Yes?” I had nothing to say. I stood there, speechless, like a moron. At least I received a thumbs up the time I complimented Rod Stewart on a recent CD he recorded. Thankfully, he gave me his thumb and not another finger. It’s hard to decide which of the two is worse: harmlessly asking the celeb for autographs/selfies or simply making a fool of yourself. One of my friends once sat next to Tom Brokaw at Antoine’s and asked him if he was a friend of her father’s because he looked so familiar. A few years ago at Home Depot,


my friend Dannal was having difficulty describing to the store manager a certain type of paperclip when suddenly the customer behind her jumped in to assist by further describing the product. When she turned around to thank him, she stared straight into the eyes of Harrison Ford. All she could do was gasp, run away, and hide in the next aisle. My favorite was when my friend Sally’s mother dropped her purse and all of its contents after Rock Hudson walked into an elevator in which she was a passenger. When it comes to Hollywood’s portrayal of New Orleans, we’ve seen so many bad movies that we almost expect to chuckle and snigger as soon as a character opens his mouth. Nothing ruins our suspension of belief more than an actor talking like Blanche from The Golden Girls. I once saw The Big Easy in Baton Rouge; the audience belly laughed every time Dennis Quaid referred to someone as “Cher.” However, I do think the greatest movie filmed in New Orleans was the 1950s Oscar-winning feature staring Richard Widmark, Panic in the Streets, about a public health official and a local cop who must prevent a deadly virus from spreading around the city. The famous director Elia Kazan employed local characters to play small parts, thus avoiding all the contrived accents. In 1949, while shopping on Canal Street, my mother and grandmother stopped to watch some of its filming. A cast member told my grandmother (a St. Louis native) that he had been “rahoysing” all day, to which my grandmother responded that she loved eating oysters. Embarrassed, my mother had to translate the local accent, indicating the man had been rehearsing all day, and then, without warning, my grandmother said, “Look! There’s Richard Widmark. Touch him, Touch him.” Of course, my mother touched him, and the famous actor turned around and said “Yes, may I help you?” She felt like a fool. The apple (or in our case, the kumquat) does not fall too far from the tree. I should have apologized to Harvey Keitel, citing that story as an example of the idiocy that runs in my family. August-September 2019 59


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Hakim-Jones Alexander David Jones and Hannah Lynn Hakim exchanged

Confetti poppers closed out the ceremony before family and guests gathered in the Crescent Ballroom to celebrate. The party was fueled by a large 360 bar, drinks by Grand Bevy and an ice luge of Big Ben nodding to the groom’s Wales home. The large dance floor hosted a second line, with tunes provided by the band In10City, as well as the Hora dance to Hava Nagila. Cake prepared by Chef Doyle of CafÊ Aquarius was enjoyed by all, and beignets were served at the end of the evening. A live artist painted the scene while guests continued to celebrate. The happy couple traveled to St. Lucia for their honeymoon before returning home to New Orleans. 60

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vows atop the roof of The Roosevelt New Orleans. Hannah wore a crepe Pronovias gown accented with beading and lace. Colorful flowers and candles dressed the rooftop space, where seating was arranged in a circle around the chuppah and a string quartet played.


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Battaglia-Colomb Mark Joseph Colomb and Caroline Marie Battaglia wed in holy matrimony at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Caroline graced the aisle in a Jenny Yoo Kennedy gown, carrying a bouquet of blush peonies and white spray roses. Her groom donned a custom suit by Luca Falcone. The couple surrounded themselves with family as their bridal party. The bride’s sister, Christian, stood as maid of honor and the groom’s sisters, Keri Korejo and Amanda Katz, were matrons of honor. The groom was accompanied by his brothers-in-law, Murad Korejo and Brian Katz, who served as best men, and the bride’s brothers and brother-in-law, Joseph, Luke, and Justin Hebert, as groomsmen. Following the ceremony, guests reconvened at the Arbor Room in New Orleans City Park, where a white, silver and rose balloon arch welcomed family and friends. Traditional New Orleans wedding fare was served. Dessert featured the bride’s five-tier white buttercream and red velvet cake from La Louisiane Bakery and the groom’s cake of Shipley’s donuts. The Louisiana Spice Band kept everyone on the floor for a night of nonstop dancing. The newlyweds honeymooned in St. Lucia before returning home to Metairie. August-September 2019 61


INside Peek 1. MiMi and John Farrell celebrated his 60th birthday with an out-of-thisworld themed party with friends and family. 2. Anna Tusa, Myra Canienne, Tory Greig and Mary Ann Koch at Cleopatra’s float gathering. 3. The ladies of Cleopatra.

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Hogs for the Cause Celebrates Biggest Fundraising Year Hogs for the Cause is thankful to be able to announce it has dispersed grants and made charitable contributions of nearly $1 million during fiscal year 2019, an astounding 21 percent increase over 2018. During the year, organizers presented contributions totaling $933,115 (including its 1,000th grant since its inception), that reached families from 41 out of 50 states. Hogs for the Cause celebrated its eleventh year in March 2019, welcoming over 30,000 visitors on the grounds at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Hosting a patron party and two-day event comprised of a highly competitive barbeque competition, music by regional and national talent, and outstanding fundraising, the organization has been named one of the best food festivals in the country.

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P.O.W.E.R. Palates at Antoine’s Restaurant Supporting women in hospitality with the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R Palates members and guests gathered at Antoine’s Restaurant to celebrate. The lunch featured the Antoine’s special summer menu, including such items as watermelon salad, chargrilled oysters, fried chicken and key lime tarts. The P.O.W.E.R Palates specialty item and regular menu favorite Oysters Foch was highlighted. More than 30 women-operated or -owned restaurants participated in the first-ever P.O.W.E.R Palates. A portion of the proceeds of the featured item at each establishment benefitted the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation’s mission is to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry by supporting individuals within the community through hospitality workforce development programs, access to culinary and hospitality education, ensuring a positive perception of the hospitality industry and providing financial assistance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis. 1. Julie and Kirk Talbot with daughter Anna Beth after St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s graduation. 2. Trudy, Ellie, Sam, Jack and Tim Hurley celebrating Ellie’s graduation from St. Martin’s Episcopal School.

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With a California chic vibe, Coachella met Nola at Il Mercato to celebrate debs Charlotte Friend, Kathryn Payne, and Lilly Rufty. Hosted by parents Nina and Ken Friend, Melissa and Alfred Rufty, and Machelle and John Payne, NOLACHELLA 2019 brought the Coachella vision to life with creative cool touches, unexpected art installations, and lots of color at every turn. A grand sun arch, a bright orange vintage VW bus, and painted palms marked the theatrical entrance to the event. Sergeant Pepperinspired performers greeted guests with a gummy bear-garnished specialty cocktail, the Nola-Chilla. Guests made their way through the bar under a ceiling of ribbons along with vibrant vintage prints, setting the tone for a decidedly different deb event, brought to creative life by Belinda Belk of Blue Gardenia Events. In the main room were massive 3D living wall murals—the talk of the evening—which 66

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were both dramatic and an original use of florals and imagery. Cocktails flowed from two oversized statement bars, one circle bar inside the venue adorned with vintage music festival images, and another bar outside framing the beautiful fireplace. Hand-dyed macramé accented the fireplace along with beautifully colorful florals. The courtyard featured larger-than-life Nola letters. Other Coachella-esque touches were a Charging Station, where guests could charge their phones throughout the night, and a Silent Disco, both incorporating glowing LED bars. Creatively combined greenery, painted palms, succulents, and wildflowers throughout the space, including the chandeliers, doorways, and the ceiling of ribbons, gave the whole space an organic lushness. Whimsical wildflower arrangements adorned the pub-height tables in the main room and the cabaret tables throughout the venue. Larger floral installations

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incorporating painted palms and lush greenery could be found on the fireplace and on the food station areas. Inside the ladies’ lounge was a packed jewel-andglitter makeup bar—ladies got to pick out their jewels of choice and were handed flower crowns as well. And toward the end of the night, NOLACHELLA 2019 hats were handed out to guests in colors representing the debs’ colleges: red for UGA, blue for SMU and burnt orange for UT. The fabulous fare, served up by Joel Catering, was definitely in the festival groove with a bountiful farmer’s market cheese and charcuterie station, a Southern picnic station featuring mini fried chicken sandwiches and truffle mac-n-cheese, a Vietnamese bao bun station, and a food truck-inspired Taceauxs station. Big Bling and the Funk Machine got the dance floor hopping early, and it stayed packed throughout the night! Crowd favorites were Can’t Feel My Face by

the Weeknd and Weezer’s remake of Toto’s Africa. The debutantes and their moms took to the dance floor and the stage, dancing the night away with their jewel-andflower adorned closest family and friends. For the debut party, Charlotte chose a European white brocade bustier dress accented with a pleated skirt of English netting by Suzanne St. Paul. Lilly wore a floral crepe wrap dress in summer hues by Zimmerman. Kathryn’s selection was an intricate floral appliqué dress in soft blue and white with a bare shoulder and scallop trim by Lilo. No detail was overlooked, from the neon-lighted bar and food station signs, brightly colored Indian sari-inspired linens, colorful and velvety lounge areas to the huge wall projections in the courtyard, an array of images from vintage festival culture to modern-day Coachella. NOLACHELLA was a true celebration of love, life, music, food and good vibes only! August-September 2019 67


IN Great Taste by Yvette Jemison

Napa Cabbage Salads

That Anyone Will Love the fridge in our prep-ahead Napa Cabbage and Cashew Slaw. You’ll find this recipe has the tangy and crunchy components of a satisfying slaw. The fleshier leaves are equally delicious when salted for a slightly pliable texture in our Manchego and Almond Cabbage Salad. The ingredients create a dish that is not only pleasing to the palate, but visually pleasing as well. Go ahead— venture beyond your regular salad recipes with these tasty cabbage salads. The simple preparations, with easy-towhisk dressing, are all that you’ll need to become a cabbage enthusiast.

Napa Cabbage and Cashew Slaw Servings: 6-8 11/2 lbs. Napa cabbage, thinly sliced 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 2 carrots, peeled and grated 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tablespoon sesame oil 1 Tablespoon Tamari 1 Tablespoon maple syrup

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1. In a large bowl, toss cabbage, onions and carrots until combined. 2. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, sesame oil, tamari and maple syrup until emulsified. 3. Pour dressing onto the salad and toss until well coated. Add the cashews and fresh cracked pepper, toss and serve.

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IF YOU’VE ONLY EATEN CABBAGE steamed or boiled, you’re in for quite a treat with these Napa cabbage recipes. With its textural leaves, Napa cabbage is more delicate in flavor than green or red cabbage, making it an excellent variety for the skeptical cabbage eater. At first glance, this oblong-shaped cabbage with long leaf blades is different from a standard cabbage. A tad sweeter, the crinkled leaves hold up well in


Manchego and Almond Cabbage Salad Servings: 4-6 2 lbs. Napa cabbage, torn into 3-inch pieces 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon honey 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper 1/2 cup Marcona almonds, coarsely chopped 3 ounces Manchego cheese, shaved

1. In a large bowl, toss cabbage with kosher salt. Using your hands, massage until cabbage is slightly wilted. About 1 minute. 2. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, oil, honey, mustard and pepper until emulsified. Pour over cabbage and toss until cabbage is well coated. 3. Add almonds and cheese and toss just until combined. Top with more cracked pepper and serve. We’d like to see your version. Share your creation by tagging us on Instagram at @InsideNewOrleans. For more recipes, go to YDelicacies.com or follow on Instagram at @y_delicacies. August-September 2019 69


Haute Plates

Annunciation

A selection of restaurants and haute dishes found in and around New Orleans.

Antoine’s

Bayside Grill

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POINT CLEAR, ALA.

1016 ANNUNCIATION ST.

713 ST. LOUIS ST.

ANNUNCIATIONRESTAURANT.COM

504-581-4422

NEW ORLEANS 504-568-0245

Annunciation Restaurant,

Established in 1840, Antoine’s

Briquette

1 GRAND BLVD.

701 SOUTH PETERS ST.

521-928-9201

504-302-7496

NEW ORLEANS

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day, catch local fare at Bayside

seafood and fish, beef, lamb, chicken,

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museum. Specializing in Southern

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the perfect setting for an intimate

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evening out or a corporate dinner.

Café Beignet FRENCH QUARTER NEW ORLEANS

CAFEBEIGNET.COM Since 1990, Café Beignet has expanded into three locations, with

4301 CLEARVIEW PKWY.

1814 MAGAZINE ST.

New Orleans Creole Cookery

3547 N. HULLEN ST.

504-304-7063

NEW ORLEANS 504-524-9632

Caffe! Caffe!

METAIRIE, 504-885-4845 METAIRIE, 504-267-9190 CAFFECAFFE.COM

another soon to open. Each location

In 1992, Lisa and Gerard

offers something unique to visitors,

La Carreta

NEW ORLEANS,LA

Celebrating over 20 years of fresh food in a fun and festive

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

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 Ave., 504862-5514 Brigtsen’saaaa Contemporary Creole, 723 Dante St., 504-861-7610 Cooter Brown’s Tavern aaa Sandwiches, 509 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-9104

BYWATER AND DOWNTOWN Bacchanal American Gourmet, 600 Poland Ave., 504-948-9111. Cafe Dauphine aaa Creole Homestyle, 5229 Dauphine St., 504309-6391. Cafe Henri Neighborhood Cafe, 800 Louisa St.

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

Cast Iron Rose Creole Homestyle,

Cowbell aa Hamburgers, 8801 Oak

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. 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.

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’saaa 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’saaaa Italian, 7839 St. Charles Ave., 504-866-9313

Red’s Chinese aaa 3048 St. Claude Ave., 504-304-6030. Satsuma Cafe Breakfast, Lunch Cafe.

Ye Olde College Inn aaa Neighborhood Café, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-3683

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 Joint aaa Barbecue, 701 Mazant, 504-949-3232 . Wing Snack 2540 Desire St., 504943-1869. CARROLLTON, RIVERBEND 
AND BROADMOOR Babylon Café aaa Middle Eastern, 7724 Maple St., 504-314-0010

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT Bon Ton Café aaa Cajun, 401 Magazine St., 504-524-3386 Desi Vega’s aaaa Steak, 628 St. Charles Ave., 504-523-7600 Domenica aaaa Italian, 123 Baronne St. (Roosevelt Hotel), 504-6486020 Drago’saaaa Seafood, 2 Poydras St., 504-584-3911 Herbsaintaaaa Creole French, 701 St. Charles Ave., 504-524-4114 Legacy Kitchen’s Oyster Counter + Tap Roomaa American, 817 Common St, 504-827-1651 Lucky Rooster aaa Pan-Asian,

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515 Baronne St., 504-529-5825 Lüke aaa French, 333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840 Morton’s The Steakhouse aaa Steak, 365 Canal St. (Canal Place Mall), 504-566-0221 Windsor Court Grill Room aaa American, 300 Gravier St., 504522-1994 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 COVINGTON Abita Roasting Company 1011 Village Walk, 246-3345 Acme Oyster House aaa Seafood, 1202 US 190, Covington, 985246-6155 bacobar, International street food with South Louisiana soul, 70437

E. Gibson St., Covington, 985892-0708

801 Chartres St., 504-568-1885 New Orleans Creole Cookery Classic

NOLAaaaa Contemporary Creole, 534 St. Louis St., 504-522-6652

Outback Steakhouse aa 60 Park

PalaceCaféaaa Contemporary Creole, 605 Canal St., 504-523-1661

themed cuisine. outback.com. MCC. Ox Lot 9 aaa Contemporary, 428

Pelican Club aaaaa Contemporary Creole, 312 Exchange Place, 504-

E Boston St., Covington, 985400-5663 Pardo’s aaaaa Contemporary Creole, 69305 Hwy 21, Covington, 985-893-3603 Pat’s Seafood 1248 N. Collins Blvd., 985-892-7287 Ristorante Del Porto aaaa Italian, 501 E. Boston St., Covington,

523-1504 Port of Call aaa Hamburgers, 838 Esplanade Ave., 504-523-0120 R’evolution aaaa Creole French, 777 Bienville, 504-553-2277 SoBou aaa Contemporary Creole, 310 Chartres St., 504-552-4095 The Country Club Contemporary Creole, 634 Louisa St., 504-945-

985-875-1006 Yujin Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar aaa 323 N. New Hampshire St., 809-3840. MCC. Zea aaa American, 110 Lake Dr.,

and more, 69305 LA 21, Ste. E, 272-8485 Bear’s Restaurant aa Po-boys, 128 W. 21st St., 892-2373 Beck ‘n’ Call Cafe 534 N. New Hampshire, 985-875-9390 Carreta’s Grill a Mexican, 70380 LA Hwy. 21, Covington, 985-871-6674 CC’s Coffee House Coffee and pastries, 1331 N Hwy 190., 985900-2241 The Chimes aaa Cajun, 19130 W. Front St., Covington, 985-892-5396 Coffee Rani aa Soup and salad, 234-A Lee Ln., 985-893-6158 Dakota aaaa Contemporary Creole, 629 N. US 190, Covington, 985-892-3712 DiCristina’s aaa Italian, 810 N. Columbia St., Covington, 985875-0160 Don’s Seafood Hut aa 126 Lake Dr., 985-327-7111 Gallagher’s Grill aaaa Contemporary Creole, 509 S. Tyler St., Covington, 985-892-9992 Habanero’s 69305 Highway 21, Ste. 600, 985-871-9760 Half Shell Oyster House 70367 Hwy 21, Ste 100, 985-276-4500 La Carreta aaa Mexican, 812 Hyw 190, Covington, 985-400-5202 La Casa de Sabores 324 East Boston St, 985-900-2297 Lola aaa 517 N. New Hampshire St., 985-892-4992 Mattina Bella aaa Breakfast, 421

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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 Mondoaaa Eclectic, 900 Harrison Ave., 504-224-2633 Munch Factory aaa Contemporary Creole, 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-324-5372 Ralph’s On The Park aaaa Contemporary Creole, 900 City Park Ave., 504-488-1000 Steak Knife aaa Contemporary Creole, 888 Harrison Ave., 504488-8981

0742 Trinity aaa Contemporary Creole, 117 Decatur St., 504-325-5789

Triple B’s Hamburgers & Wine Bar, 911 Harrison Ave., 504-289-8025

Vacherie aaa Creole Homestyle, 827 1/2 Toulouse St., 504-207-4532

Covington, 985-327-0520

LA-21, 893-2450 Barrel Wine Bar Wine, small plates

LAKEVIEW

524-9632

Seafood, 208 Lee Lane,

Place Dr., 893-0505. Australian-

Hickory Ave. # A, 504-738-6722

Creole, 510 Toulouse St., 504-

New Orleans Food & Spiritsaaa Covington, 985-875-0432

Taqueria Corona aaa Mexican, 1827

METAIRIE AcmeOysterHouseaaa Seafood, 3000

GARDEN DISTRICT

FRENCH QUARTER Acme Oyster House aaa Seafood, 724

Commander’s Palace aaaaa Contemporary Creole, 1403

Iberville St., 504-522-5973

Washington Ave., 504-899-8221

Antoine’s aaaa Creole French, 713 St.

Veterans Blvd., 504-309-4056 Andrea’s aaa Italian, 3100 19th St., 504-834-8583 Andy’s Bistro aaa American, 3322 N.

Coquette aaaa Creole French, 2800

Turnbull Dr. 504-455-7363

Arnaud’s aaaa Creole French, 813

Magazine St., 504-265-0421

Austin’s aaaa Creole, 5101 West

Bienville St., 504-523-5433

Delmonicoaaaa Contemporary Creole,

Louis St., 504-581-4422

1300 St. Charles Ave., 504-525-

Bayona aaaa Eclectic, 430 Dauphine

Jack Rose 2031 St. Charles Ave., 504-523-1500

Creole, 830 Conti St., 
504-5772237

Clearview Pkwy., 504-885-4845;

4937

St., 504-525-4455 Bombay Club aaa Contemporary

Mr. John’s Steakhouse aaaa Steak, 2111 St. Charles Ave., 504-679-

Bourbon House aaa Seafood, 144

HARAHAN

Royal St., 504-525-9711

Charles Sea Food aaa Seafood, 8311 Jefferson Hwy., 504-405-

Conti St., 504-581-3866

5263

Court of Two Sisters aaa Creole French, 613 Royal St., 504-522-

Carreta’s Grill a Mexican, 1821 Hickory Ave., 504-305-4833

7261 DickieBrennan’sSteakhouseaaa Steak, 716 Iberville St., 504-522-2467

Desi Vega’s Prime Burgers & Shakes

HappyItalianaaa Italian, 7105 Jefferson Hwy., 504-305-4666

Frank’s aaa Creole Italian, 933 Decatur St., 504-525-1602 Galatoire’s aaaa Creole French, 209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021 Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak aaa Steak, 215 Bourbon St., 504-335-3932 GumboShop aaa Creole, 630 St. Peter St., 504-525-1486 Kingfishaaaa Cajun, 337 Chartres St., 504-598-5005 Mr. B’s Bistro aaaa Contemporary Creole, 201 Royal St., 504-5232078 Muriel’s aaaa Contemporary Creole,

Hamburgers, 1640 Hickory Ave., 504-575-3581

El Gato Negro aaa Mexican, 81 French Market Place, 504-525-9752

Veterans Blvd., 504-837-6696; 1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 
504Dat Dog a Craft Hot Dogs, 3301

Brennan’s Contemporary Creole, 417 Broussard’s aaaa Creole French, 819

3547 N. Hullen., 504-267-9190 Carreta’s Grill a Mexican, 2320

305-4833

7697

Bourbon St., 504-522-0111

Esplanade Ave., 504-888-5533 Caffe! Caffe! aa Breakfast, 4301

Kim Anh’s Noodle House aaa

Vietnamese, 6624 Jefferson Hwy., 504-739-9995

Koz’s aa Sandwiches, 6215 Wilson St., 504-737-3933 Oak Oven aaa Italian, 6625 Jefferson Hwy., 504-305-4039 Red Wagon Neighborhood Café, 6611

Veterans Memorial Blvd. (Lakeside Mall), 504-304-7005 Drago’saaaa Seafood, 3232 N. Arnoult Rd., 504-888-9254 Impastato’s aaaa Creole Italian, 3400 16th St., 504-455-1545 Legacy Kitchen aa American. 759 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 504309-5231 Riccobono’s Peppermill aaa Creole Italian, 3524 Severn Ave., 504455-2266 Ruth’s Chris Steak House aaaa Steak, 3633 Veterans Blvd., 504-8883600 Shogunaaaa Japanese, 2325 Veterans Blvd., 504-833-7477 Vincent’s aaaa Creole Italian, 4411 Chastant St., 504-885-2984

Jefferson Hwy., 504-737-3610 Seither’s aaa Seafood, 279 Hickory Ave., 504-738-1116 Shimmy Shack aa Sandwiches, 855 Dock St., 504-729-4442

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 SLIDELL Assunta’s aaa Italian, 2631 Covington Hwy., 985-649-9768 Camellia Cafe aaa 525 Hwy. 190, 985-649-6211. Carreta’s Grill a Mexican, 1340 Lindberg Dr., Slidell, 985-8470020 Copeland’s aa Creole, 1337 Gause Blvd., 985-643-0001 El Paso Mexican Grill 1100 Robert

Gianna Italian, 700 Magazine St., Suite 101, 504-399-0816 Mais Arepas aaaa South American, 1200 Carondelet St., 504-5236247 Meril Contemporary Creole, 424 Girod St., 504-526-3745 Pêche Seafood Grill aaa Seafood, 800 Magazine St., 504-522-1744 RestaurantRebirthaaaaFrench-Creole, 857 Fulton St., 504-522-6863 Seaworthy Oysters and Cocktails, 600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3071 TomasBistroaaaa Creole French, 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-527-0942 Tommy’s Cuisine aaaa 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-581-1103

Blvd, 985-445-1450 Nathan’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Rd., Slidell, 985-643-0443 Palmettos on the Bayou aa 1901 Bayou Ln., 985-643-0050 Peck’s Seafood Restaurant 2315 Gause Blvd. E., 985-781-7272 Vera’s aaa Seafood, 2020 Gause

WEST BANK KimSon aaa Vietnamese, 349 Whitney Ave., 504-366-2489 Legacy Kitchen Steak + Chop aa American, 91 Westbank Expy., 504-513-2606 O’Brien’s aaaa Steak, 2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., 504-391-7229

Blvd W., 985-690-9814 Zea aaa American, 173 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, 985-327-0520

WEST END AND BUCKTOWN The Blue Crab aaa Seafood, 7900 Lakeshore Dr., 504-284-2898

UPTOWN BistroDaisyaaaa Creole French, 5831 Magazine St., 504-899-6987 Clancy’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 6100 Annunciation St., 504-8951111

Deanie’s Seafood aa Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., 504-831-4141 Lakeview Harbor aaa Hamburgers, 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 504486-4887 Landry’s Seafood House a 8000

Dick & Jenny’s aaaa Contemporary Creole, 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-894-9880 Gautreau’saaaa American, 1728 Soniat St., 504-899-7397 Patoisaaaa Creole French, 6078 Laurel St., 504-895-9441 Upperlineaaaa Contemporary Creole, 1413 Upperline St., 504-8919822

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 Station 6 aaa Contemporary Creole, 105 Metairie-Hammond Hwy., 504-345-2936.

WAREHOUSE DISTRICT 
AND CENTRAL CITY Annunciation aaaa Contemporary Creole, 1016 Annunciation St., 504-568-0245 Briquette Contemporary Coastal Cuisine, 701 S. Peters St., 504302-7496 Cochon aaa Cajun, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., suite A, 504-588-2123 Legacy Kitchen’s Craft Tavern aa Refined American Fare, 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-613-2350 Emeril’saaaaa Contemporary Creole, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-5289393

Two Tony’s aaa Creole Italian, 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., 504-2820801 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., 504-436-9942.

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Konstantino: Timeless Designs

Konstantino jewelry from Greece is known throughout the world for its unique designs and remarkable artisanship. All Konstantino adornments are still individually crafted in Athens and are created from sterling silver and 18 karat gold. Collections are inspired by the art, architecture, mythology and people of Greece as fused through the creative genius of Konstantino Sioulas. Konstantino was born in Athens and raised amid the beauty and majesty of one of the oldest civilizations in the world. “My father was a huge influence in my life … he taught me constantly about Greek philosophy, history and art.” Enthralled with Greek history and the rich legacy of Greek gods and goddesses, Konstantino developed an endless fascination with the artisanship of the earliest Greek jewelry designs. “This is why our jewelry is different from any other. Our designs are timeless and universal. They come from the core of civilization and the elements of the modern world.” Throughout time, artisans have paid homage to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. In his own tribute to this magnificent goddess, Konstantino has devoted a lifetime to creating modern expressions of ancient Greek jewelry. Konstantino will be making a personal appearance at Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Lakeside Mall on Tuesday, November 5. Join them to meet Konstantino and see an extensive collection of his designs and oneof-a-kind pieces. 74

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