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French Quarter - New Orleans, LA


Lifestyles & Living Guide Your Local Guide to Services • Products • Entertainment • Events

March-April 2012

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813 Rue Bienville New Orleans, La 70112 504-523-5433 Arnaud's Is Open From 6 P.M., 7 Nights With Full Menu For Dinner And Private Dining Family owned and operated since 1918

Featured Advertisers Craig Tracy’s Painted Alive - 9 The Oliver House Hotel - 12 Fleurs De Paris - 17 Discoveries Furniture and Finds - 21 Acme Oyster House - 28 Pat O’Brien’s - 31 Dickie Brennans - 32

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Things To Do For Free In The French Quarter

The French Market - French Market Place - 250+ year old market with fresh produce, handicrafts and flea market type booths. Royal Street - stroll and take in the entertainment local musicians, performing artists, the art galleries, upscale antique stores, landmark hotels and interesting specialty shops Jackson Square - enjoy the sights and sounds of local musicians, street corner painters, mimes and much more St Louis Cathedral - take a self-guided tour of the oldest catholic church in the United States in Jackson Square Bourbon Street - 8 blocks of people watching day and night, bars and many fine restaurants Shops at Jax Brewery - 600 Decatur St. - 110 year old old brewery for a taste of New Orleans history and shopping Riverwalk Marketplace - 500 Port of New Orleans Place - with views of the Mississippi, visit the retail shops and restaurants or simply to window shop Canal Place - 333 Canal Street - Many fine shops to browse Spanish Plaza - 1 Poydras St - Dedicated by Spain this convenient resting spot’s focal point is the fountain surrounded by the seals of the proviences of Spain Lafayette Square - just off Poydras St. between St. Charles Ave. and Camp St. during spring and fall months concerts every Wedneday Canal Street Ferry - ride to Algiers and Vantage Point at Riverwalk Landing - 1 Canal Street - witness some of the best views of the original city of New Orleans via a Canal Street Ferry ride across the Mississippi River New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - 916 N Peters Street - regular jazz performances, lectures, films, and visual displays, and it is also the starting point for jazz walking tours.

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n 1910, the Acme Cafe was opened on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Acme has been pleasing palates of discriminating diners ever since. After a disastrous fire in 1924,The Cafe was re-established as Acme Oyster House around the corner at 724 Iberville, where it still operates today. In the early 1980’s when business slowed for many French Quarter businesses, Acme closed at 4:00 and had only one waitress on staff. This prompted Acme to make the now famous “Waitress available sometimes” neon sign, which is proudly displayed in each restaurant and on the menu. Despite the lack of business, and staff, native New Orleanian Mike Rodrigue recognized the potential. He bought Acme Oyster House in 1985 and revived the charming New Orleans’ institution. Acme served about 250,000 raw and chargrilled oysters in Mike’s first year. 23 years and four new locations later, Acme shucked well over 3.6 million fresh oysters in 2008. That’s almost 10,000 oysters a day and doesn’t even include the fried ones. The famous New Orleans Oyster Jubilee Festival was started in 2007 as another way to celebrate the food, music and culture of New Orleans. There’s live music, an oyster shucking contest and the world’s longest oyster po-boy. Acme supplies thousands of oysters for the Oyster Jubilee Festival and, along with other famous French Quarter restaurants, each cook enough oysters for a 20 foot section of the monstrous po-boy. It ends up being over 350 feet long and stuffed with more than 5,000 oysters. The Acme Oyster House has been the quintessential French Quarter home for our own boisterous wordsmiths over the past 100 years at the southeast end of the bar. Although the quality of the spoken word tends to be slurred as the sun goes down, the minds remain sharp in the discussion of politics and sports.The Corner continues to be a source for information on the latest lines, prognostications of business, legal and athletic competitions. 100 years the French Quarter has taught us many things. How to throw a good party is one of them.Let us show you what we’ve learned during your next celebration. Each Acme Oyster House can accommodate parties or business meetings of 20 to 300. Famous for it’s 15 Dozen Club, the Acme Oyster House Challenge is no fish story. The Acme Oyster House 15 Dozen Club has had over 150 people who have tried this shell shocking challenge. Adam Richman of Man Vs Food. Shoveling 3-4 at a time in his mouth, finished the challenge in just over 21 minutes, claiming another Man vs Food victory, and the 29th position on the wall of fame at Acme Oyster House.

French Quarter | 724 Iberville Street | 504.522.5973 Metairie | 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd. | 504.309.4056 Covington | 1202 North Highway 190 | 985.246.6155 Sandestin | The Village of Baytowne Wharf 140 Fisherman’s Cove | 850.622.0200 Baton Rouge | 335 Perkins Road | 225.906.2372

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Royal Blend Coffee & Tea 621 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA (504) 523-2716

In the heart of the French Quarter, Try our Biscotti Cookies or Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

724 Dumaine Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 680-0128

French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne 301 Rue Dauphine - French Quarter New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 581-1303 Embrace the energy of New Orleans and stay in the heart of the French Quarter at Chateau LeMoyne. Our historic New Orleans lodging welcomes you with classic hospitality just steps from Bourbon Street.

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Craig Tracy’s

Sports Illustrated & new work On February 14th, the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition hit the newsstands! Craig's double-page advertisement for the city of Las Vegas is featured in the first few pages of the magazine.

"It is my intent to continue to explore and expand the perceptions and boundaries of this most ancient, alluring, and contemporary art form." ~ Craig Tracy

827 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116 (504) 592-9886 |

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Royal Carriages, Inc

Enjoy a mule-drawn carriage tour to see the wonder of our city’s historic architecture and quaint cobblestone alleys. You can find our carriages daily, 8:30 am till Midnight, in 700 the block of decatur street at Jackson Square.

Clover Grill Looking for a unique shopping experience with great clothes, prices and service? Don’t look any further! Prima Donna’s Closet, the area’s premier designer consignment shop!

927 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 875-4437 Page 10

Home of the best breakfast and burgers on Bourbon Street. Stop by and see us anytime since we are now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!!!

900 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504)598-1010 Lifestyles & Living Guide

St. Peter House Hotel A favorite retreat for the seasoned traveler, the St. Peter House Hotel is the place to be for French Quarter excitement! Located steps away from Bourbon Street, you'll be surrounded by world-class restaurants, hot nightspots and plenty of local flavor.

Location isn’t all St. Peter House has to offer. This historical property boasts the tropical brick courtyards and broad iron-lace balconies that make the French Quarter so inviting.

St. Peter House Hotel 1005 St. Peter | New Orleans, LA 70116 Phone: (800) 535-7815 | Fax: (504) 523-5198 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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THE OLIVER HOUSE HOTEL We offer off street parking, a swimming pool, free local and long distance phone calls, irons, ironing boards, and clock radios in all rooms, hair dryers, curling irons, and umbrellas are available upon request, 24 hour front desk and concierge services offering complete tour, ticket and reservation information, wake up calls, safety deposit box, customer fax service, laundry and dry cleaning send out service.

All suites include a kitchenette consisting of a refrigerator,microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. We do our best too accommodate any special requests that might make your stay here more enjoyable. Children are very welcome. We also have a few rooms that accept pets.

828 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 525-8456 Page 12

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French Antique Shop Established 1939

French Antique Shop is a family owned business representing three generations of true antique connoisseurs. They take great pride in continuing the tradition established by their parents, Monsieur and Madame Granet, who devoted their lives to the appreciation of fine French antiques. The French Antique Shop, Inc. remains a family business.

Louis XV Bronze & Bacarrat Crystal Chandelier Item Number: 5149 French 19th century Louis XV bronze d'ore & Bacarrat crystal 33 light chandelier

18th Century Venetian Reliquary Item Number: 6494 Extraordinary 18th century Venetian gilded Reliquary on original gilt wood base and adorned with three carved wood polychrome biblical figures

225 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 Tel: 504-524-9861 Fax: 504-524-9985 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Cassell Art Gallery

Casell, as he is known to his French Quarter friends and neighbors, is a native of Gerona, Spain and is one of the most widely collected artists working in New Orleans. Sunflowers: $599 16x20 AK1196

818 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504)524-0671

Kako Gallery

536 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504-565-5445 Page 14


415 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70130 Phone: 504-568-1003 Lifestyles & Living Guide



Twelve years before Andrew Jackson won the Battle of New Orleans, The French Market Restaurant & Bar began serving outstanding seafood and ice-cold drinks to visitors and natives alike. Today the ambience remains the same. Join the Marullo Family, Chef W. Clayton Kendrick and Chef David Picou in savoring our grand traditions!

1001 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 504-525-7879 | fax: 504-525-7979 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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1 French Market Pl., New Orleans, LA 70116 Toll Free order number 1.866.529.4177

French Quarter Realty Wilkinson & Jeansonne Our owners, Michael Wilkinson and Richard Jeansonne, extend their greetings: French Quarter Realty is a team of highly motivated individuals dedicated to offering a comprehensive set of real estate brokerage and management services of the best possible quality. Our commitment to our clients, our people, our industry, and our communities forms the basis of our strength and reputation.

1041 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116 Office (504) 949-5400 • Fax (504) 949-0707 Page 16

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Fleur de Paris Custom Millinery & Couture Boutique Fleur de Paris is New Orleans' most unique house of style and elegance, located in the heart of the French Quarter on beautiful Royal Street near the corner of St. Louis Street. A custom millinery and couture boutique with an international reputation, Fleur de Paris is the perfect place to find a chic chapeau and elegant ensemble for events from galas & weddings to teas & a day at the races... to daily! Shop with us in the boutique or let us help you over the telephone with our online catalog of styles. Fleur de Paris is a beatiful boutique in which you can shop for: • Custom, one-of-a-kind daytime and cocktail hats • Couture clothing and elegant evening wear • Fine purses from Kathrine Baumann crystal purses to leather clutches to playful evening bags • Gorgeous evening and fashion jewelry • Silk scarves & shawls • Lingerie

523 Royal Street New Orleans, LA (504) 525-1899 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Muse Inspired Fashion

Jackson Square 532 Saint Peter Street New Orleans, LA 70116 504.522.8738

MUSE, Inspired Fashions provides unique fashions for the Funky Diva and Metrosexual Male along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat! Through our commitment, experience, and expertise, MUSE Inspired Fashions has established a relationship with our customers that combines stylist, friend and personal assistant. Call MUSE, Inspired Fashions at (504) 522-8738 today! Page 18

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Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo

Baron Samedi $49.00 “The best hamburger in New 739 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70116 Orleans and possibly the world” (504) 581-3751

M.S. Rau Antiques

A New Orleans Tradition since 1912

M.S. Rau Antiques has been a French Quarter landmark for almost 100 years earning the trust of discerning Antiques collectors worldwide. Our 30,000-square-foot showroom literally overflows with remarkable Collections of fine art, exquisite jewelry and exceptional 18th and 19th - century antiques. Whether you are looking for a rare diamond, a Paul Revere sterling bowl or a painting by Renoir, you are likely to find it here, at M.S. Rau Antiques. 630 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (866) 349-0705 • (504) 523-5660 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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LATTER & BLUM Inc. Realtors速 and affiliates C.J. Brown Realtors速 Inc. and Noles-Frye Realty comprise the largest full-service real estate brokerage in the Gulf South. Established in 1916 in the New Orleans real estate market, we have grown to include offices in Baton Rouge, Alexandria and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast that handle all phases of residential and commercial sales and leasing. The only name that stands out in New Orleans & Mississippi Real Estate is LATTER & BLUM Realtors速

430 Notre Dame St, New Orleans, LA 70130-3610 504-569-9312 Page 20

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furnish Different not your typical furniture store

wholesale finds from around the world

We travel the world to personally select each item in our stores. No village too small, no place too remote. We travel regularly to India, Indonesia, China & Morocco to bring you our unique finds and oneof-a-kinds along with our own solid wood furniture designs. By shipping 40' containers worth of furniture & accessories directly from the artisan to our stores, we're able to offer you true WHOLESALE PRICES. 318 N. Rampart St. between Conti & Bienville 504-569-0310 Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 6:00 & Sunday: 12:00-4:00 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Port of Call

(504) 523-0120

838 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70116

The Port of Call is world famous for the burgers and steaks. The awards are many including Zagat Survey's Best Burger, Citysearch Best Burger in New Orleans and Gambit Weekly, Best Burger. Port of Call gives many thanks to the loyal customers who return again and again and again. The Port of Call is open daily for lunch and dinner seven days a week - no reservations - extremely casual - kids are welcome. Page 22

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Fully furnished rental apartments located right in the heart of New Orleans' historic French Quarter. We are located in the heart of New Orleans' historic French Quarter on St. Philip Street. The location couldn't be more perfect: nestled

between Royal and Chartres Streets, we are only 2 short blocks from Bourbon Street, 2 short blocks from the famous French Market and Mississippi River. We are in walking distance of all major French Quarter destinations and landmarks. Our apartments include spacious suites, one and two bedroom units and a range of balcony and courtyard views are available. All units have full private baths, heat/a.c./ceiling fans, cable tv, wireless internet access and all have full kitchens (except for #7, which has microwave and fridge only). Experience the true vitality of one of the most historic neighborhoods in the world by living like a local here at the St Philip.

612 St Philip Street • New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 523-2197 FAX: (504) 523-2740 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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JACK SUTTON FINE JEWELRY Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, Jack Sutton Fine Jewelry emanates the very essence of luxury and exotic taste.

Jack Sutton is committed to offering our customers high-quality diamond and fine jewelry made with exceptional designs and craftsmanship. 365 Canal St # 122 New Orleans, LA (504) 522-8080

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315 Royal Street New Orleans, LA (504) 522-0555

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Grenoble House “Vive la Différence” What sets Grenoble House apart from the ordinary rental accommodation is that you are master rather than guest, with all the privileges you enjoy in your own domain. Consider Grenoble House your home in New Orleans. Each of our seventeen suites are equipped with completely furnished modern kitchens, including stove, conventional oven, microwave oven, dishwasher, disposal, cable TV, and other small appliances. Dishes, silverware, glassware and other miscellaneous utensils are furnished.

323 Dauphine Street, New Orleans LA 70112 504-522-1331 • Fax: 504-524-4968 • Reservations Only: 1-800-722-1834


Welcome to the Chateau Orleans French Quarter Resort. Located in New Orleans historic French Quarter, the Chateau Orleans is the perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort, or travelers looking for adventure. Whatever you are looking for, the Chateau Orleans is the perfect hotel choice for your visit to the New Orleans French Quarter. 240 Rue Burgundy, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 524-8412 • FAX (504) 592-9653 Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Acme Oyster House 724 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 70130 504.522.5973 Arnaud's 813 Rue Bienville New Orleans, LA 70112 504-523-5433 Offering Dixieland Jazz in the Jazz Bistro, dinners in the Main Dining Room, cocktails in the award winning French 75 Bar, and an assortment of private dining rooms.

Craig Tracy's Painted Alive 827 Royal Street New Orleans LA 70116 (504) 592-9886 Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse 716 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 522-2467

Bourbon Heat 711 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 324-4669

Discoveries Furniture & Finds 318 N. Rampart St New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 569-0310

Cassell Art Gallery 818 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 524-0671 Art Gallery in the French Quarter

Fleur de Paris 523 Royal Street (504) 525-1899 Custom Millinery & Couture Boutique

Cigar Factory 415 Decatur St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 568-1003

French Antique Shop 225 Royal Street Tel: 504-524-9861 Fax: 504-524-9985 French Antique Shop is a family owned business representing three generations of true antique connoisseurs.

Clover Grill 900 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 (504)598-1010 Page 26

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Holiday Inn Chateau LeMoyne 301 Rue Dauphine New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 581-1303

House of Blues 225 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 310–4999 Monday – Sunday: 11:30 a.m. until close

French Quarter Realty Wilkinson & Jeansonne 1041 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116 Office (504) 949-5400 | Our commitment to our clients, our people, our industry, and our communities forms the basis of our strength and reputation.

Kako Gallery 536 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 565-5445

Grenoble House 323 Dauphine Street (504) 522-1331 Fax: (504) 524-4968

Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo 739 Bourbon St (504) 581-3751


We are making the gallery a welcoming place to meet the artists, learn about art, see it being created, and acquire it. We are changing the collector experience, and we would love for you to come along with us. 241 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 PHONE: 504 | 524.8211

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FAX: 504 | 566.1944

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There has to be more than just great seafood to make a New Orleans’ restaurant famous. For Acme, maybe it’s eating under the glow of neon lights, or the checkerboard tablecloths, or enjoying a good meal with close friends and complete strangers at the same time. Maybe it’s the ice cold beer. Whatever it is, we’re glad you like it. Thanks to everyone for a great first hundred years. 724 Iberville Street | New Orleans, LA 70130 | 504.522.5973 Page 28

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House of Blues New Orleans is perfect for special events. Our Foundation Room provides a unique setting for entertaining. Members will enjoy a fireside lounge, sacred prayer rooms, elegant dining, and live entertainment for an unrivaled experience in New Orleans.

225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 310–4999 Hours of Operation Monday – Sunday: 11:30 a.m. until close Lifestyles & Living Guide

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Sing Sing Club Live music 7 nights a week! Doors open at 5PM Come in have a drink and listen to the best live blues on Bourbon Street.

418 Bourbon St. New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 529-2201

3-in-1 Venue The Carriageway • Courtyard • Dance/Night Club 711 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 324-4669 Page 30

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New Orleans, Louisiana The Bar at 718 St. Peter open 12 noon Mon-Thurs, 10am Fri-Sun Piano lounge show typically begins at 6pm Mon-Thurs and 2pm Fri-Sun Courtyard Restaurant 624 Bourbon Street Open 11am Daily Kitchen is open until 10pm Must be 21 to enter the bar , but the restaurant welcomes all ages until the kitchen closes 1-800-597-4823


716 Iberville Street New Orleans, LA 504.522.2467

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse: Straightforward USDA Prime Beef with a New Orleans touch. The art of beef preparation is our passion; that's why we grill our chops, sear our strips, oven roast our prime rib and broil our filets. This passion extends to the complete dining experience--from the well-appointed interior to the knowledgeable staff. Join us for a delicious meal and some oldfashioned New Orleans hospitality.

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