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Contents P. 30 JULY 2020 / VOLUME 54 / NUMBER 10

On the Cover: Ace Hotel Photographed by Rush Jagoe

Editor-in-Chief Errol Laborde Managing Editor Ashley McLellan Art Director Tiffani Reding Amedeo Contributing Writers Fritz Esker, Kathy Finn, Dawn Ruth Wilson, Carolyn Kolb, Chris Rose, Eve Crawford Peyton, Mike Griffith, Liz Scott Monaghan, Lee Cutrone, Dale Curry, Jay Forman, Tim McNally, Robert Peyton Digital Media Editor Kelly Massicot Staff Writers Topher Balfer, Kelly Massicot Melanie Warner Spencer Advertising Sales Manager Kate Henry Kate@MyNewOrleans.com Senior Account Executives Nancy Dessens, Meggie Schmidt, Rachel Webber Digital Operations Manager Sarah Duckert Director of Marketing and Events Jeanel Luquette Event Coordinator Abbie Dugruise For event information call (504) 830-7264 Production Manager Emily Andras Production Designers Rosa Balaguer, Meghan Rooney

Features Stay How to vacation in New Orleans 22

A New Day How to age successfully Keys to fulfillment lie in mind, body health, social connections 30

Chris Rose Wishes From a Tree 12

Modine Gunch Zooming Into the Present 14

Joie d’Eve Manageable Summer Goals 16

Home No Small Thing 18

In Every Issue Inside Staycation Nation 6

The Menu Table Talk

Julia Street

AVO, the Italian Tradition 56

Questions and answers about our city 8


Streetcar Tujague’s 88

Mellowing with Melon 58

Last Call A Summer’s Reward 60

Local Color Persona Social Aid, New Orleans Style 10


Dining Guide Listings by Neighborhood 62

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word in travel this year. With the world travel market in a tizzy, destinations are appealing to locals to revisit home. That’s the theme of this issue, as it is for many magazines. This is the year of self-discovery. Lucky for us, we have a destination that is far better than most for a vacation, plus we can get there by streetcar. Thinking about staycations made me speculate, what if the trip was really short, maybe a day or less? If you could only pick one place that reflected the history, culture and geography where would you go? How about Jackson Square? If you’re standing in the square, you’re at the site where, in 1803, the Louisiana territory, stretching north and west to Canada and Montana, was transferred from France to the United States. This is the entire middle section of the country.  After visiting the cathedral, the Cabildo and Presbytere and admiring the Pontalba apartments, walk across the street, past the drifting fragrance of cafe au lait and beignets. Here is not only one of the world’s great rivers, but the site where the river is deepest, and the bend is most impressive. In better times you might even hear the calliope from a steamboat. Take a moment and absorb the setting. It is a sensory sensation. Even for vampires.


In her novel “Interview with the Vampire,” Anne Rice wrote, “In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that long, lost perfume.”  Another literary character, Ignatius Reilly in John Kennedy Toole’s “Confederacy of Dunces” lamented, “Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits in the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins.”  That’s all the more reason to stay.             



Dear Julia and Poydras, The COVID-19 pandemic brings to mind the Spanish Flu, which my grandparents lived through, although some of our extended family did not. I even heard that the Southern Yacht Club was a hospital. Is that true? – Ralph Stevens (New Orleans)

Theda Bara passing an autograph to “Frenchy” a convalescent soldier at the Red Cross Convalescent Home on Lake Pontchartrain a few miles from New Orleans. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, American National Red Cross photograph collection.

In October 1918, during the Spanish Flu pandemic, the American Red Cross put the Southern Yacht Club into service as a military convalescent home for soldiers and sailors recovering from influenza. The hospital opened on October 20th; its closure date is less clear, but it did have a celebrity visitor. The day after the small hospital opened to care for several dozen patients from Jackson Barracks, cameras were there when silent film star and notorious “vamp” Theda Bara, who was in town to film the WWI drama The Light, stopped by to autograph publicity photographs and cheer the troops. Born Theodosia Goodman, Theda Bara (1885-1955) made a career of playing “vamps” or “vampires,” temptresses who ensnared and destroyed the men who were infatuated with them.

Dear Julia, I realize Lincoln Beach, the old segregated amusement park at Little Woods, was far less grand than Pontchartrain Beach, but it did have a midway with rides, including a wooden roller coaster. Do you know anything about the rides that were there before desegregation ended and the park closed? – Rebecca Jones (Houston, Texas) Some rides were installed at Lincoln Beach in 1951, but when, in 1954, park operator Paul J. Lacassin’s lease was not renewed, he ran a notice in Billboard, an amusement industry trade paper, listing for sale all of the park’s movable attractions. According to the ad Lacassin placed in the October 16 issue, rides included a 24-tub Caterpillar, a 12-tub Whip, a Big Apple, a small carousel and a small gasoline-powered train. It would be interesting to learn where Lacassin had obtained the rides, whether they were purchased new or had been previously used at other parks. When the renovated Lincoln Beach opened in the mid-1950s, its main attraction was its pool, but it also had a merry-go-round and a roller coaster. 8 JULY 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

I could find no details about the flying horses, but the roller coaster was notable. Known as the Junior Coaster, Philadelphia Toboggan Company coaster No. 122 appears to have been the last designed by Reading, Pennsylvania native Herbert P. Schmeck (1890-1956). Between 1922 and 1954, Schmeck designed or supervised construction of more than 80 roller coasters, most for the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, which he headed from 1922 to 1954. Few Schmeck-designed roller coasters have survived or remain in operation. One especially notable survivor is the Phoenix. Built in the late 1940s for Playland Park in San Antonio, and originally named the Rocket, Philadelphia Toboggan Company coaster No 111 was saved from destruction. It was rebuilt at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, where it has operated since 1985.

Dear Julia, When I was a kid, there was a locally made diet soft drink my mom and the women of her bridge club used to buy. It was called Trim, but I don’t think it was around for a terribly long time. Do you or Poydras recall that brand? – Carol Shecksnyder (New Orleans)

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In the late 1950s, Abbott Laboratories created a low-caloric cyclamate-based sweetener under the name Sucaryl® which became immensely popular. Trim®, a product of the New Orleans-based Blue Seal Bottling Works was made with Sucaryl®. Cyclamate sweeteners have been banned in the United States for more than 50 years, due to safety concerns. In 1958, the recently incorporated Trim, Inc., purchased from Blue Seal all rights to Trim® with the intent of nationally marketing a line of diet products. By August of that year, the beverage had proven so popular that demand outstripped supply. An agreement with the B1 Beverage Company of St. Louis soon followed, enabling Trim, Inc. to produce B1’s line of dietetic products. A group of Louisiana investors bought Trim, Inc. in late 1959, planning to relocate it to Baton Rouge. •


a morale boost (this was during the first terrible week of COVID). The light-bulb went off - food equals love. We needed to show our hospital workers the love as they risked their lives to help save us.

Q: How many meals were you able to coordinate? [We provided] 90,000 meals, plus more than 10,000 coffee and cookie orders.

Born/ raised: 1985, Charleston, SC.

Q: What were some of the responses from people on the front lines? Lots of thankful

Education: College of Charleston.

messages. Many said it was the best part of their day, and I know from my wife, that her not worrying about food during her 12-hour shift meant she could sleep a little bit extra each day before work. But I think the biggest thing was giving our community a way to show their love. It was a tangible way we could all show our support for the doctors, nurses, techs, security, cleaning staff and all the hospital workers that risked their lives for us. 

Social Aid, New Orleans Style Krewe of Red Beans Devin De Wulf by Ashley McLellan


founder Devin De Wulf saw a simple need, providing front line workers with wholesome meals, he jumped into action. He and his krewe members have launched a new initiative, the Krewe of Second Line. New Orleans Magazine caught up with De Wulf to find out more about it, and to reminisce about Carnival’s better days.

Q: What was the original inspiration behind the Krewe of Red Beans? My sincere love of beans and rice, plus inspiration from Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line parades, plus New Orleans’ amazing costume community.

Q: What does Carnival mean to you? Carnival to me is the essence 1 0 JULY 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

of life. It brings us together and unifies us in a shared passion; an expression of our creativity. It’s what makes life more meaningful, and is why so many of us choose to live here.

Q: How long does it take to make your costume? We begin making our bean-suits in November each year. So we have three or four months of hot-gluing. Though many of our Krewe-members are procrastinators - but that’s okay too.

Q: Why did you create the Feed the Front Lines initiative? My wife is an ER doctor at UMC, and I know many wonderful people in the restaurant business here in New Orleans. One day my wife told me about a nurse who brought cookies to work, and that it was

Q: Tell us about your new initiative, Feed the Second Line. We are shifting to the long-term recovery now. We need to create more, new jobs. Especially for out of work musicians, culture-creators, tour guides and more. We also need to protect our elders, until there is a vaccine or definitive treatment for COVID-19. We need to protect our musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, baby dolls, second-line clubs. All the people that make our city special and add to our culture. If we lose them, they are irreplaceable. They are treasures.  So we want to basically raise money, to hire younger out-of-work musicians and to do the grocery shopping for the elders. 

Favorite poor boy: Fried Oyster. Favorite place to eat red beans: Heard Dat Kitchen. Favorite Carnival parade (other than your own): Muses. Favorite quarantine cocktail: Blood Orange Old Fashioned (from my freezer supply of blood oranges that I purchased from Isabelle Cossart on the West Bank.)

Q: How can people help going forward? Biggest thing is to donate. It only happens with money. Then, tell your friends. Visit our website, feedthesecondline.org, and our Instagram, @redbeansparade. We will try our very best. And any amount big, small, everything helps. Imagine what our city would be like without our culture or our music. How much would we be willing to donate to help protect that. If we don’t, who will?

Q: What is the restaurant or bar or thing you’ve missed the most during stay at home? Thalia and Queen Trini Lisa are my current favorites. That and my regular breakfast sandwich at Cake Café. •

TRUE CONFESSION: I’ve never actually gone fishing and caught a fish before; need to fix that one day.




Or maybe the Endless Summer. Hard to tell. Either or both. This issue of the magazine addresses the topic of “staycations.” Question: Are there any other kinds of “cations” these days? Me, I’m staycationing in Lacombe, in the woodsy North Shore retreat where my partner lives. I’ve abandoned my Mid City digs to live in fresh, non-droplet air. I’ve been here for months. It’s beginning to feel like I’ll only leave when they carry me out in a pine box. But it’s very peaceful here. Relaxing. For city folk like me, it’s sort of like...a vacation! So I decided to contribute to my adopted community while also filling the void for what we usually do in the summer, and where we usually go. And that would be to west central Michigan, to a music and arts festival called Electric Forest. It’s a gathering of 80,000 young folks – in a forest, obviously – dancing, tripping and doing what young folks generally do these days at music festivals – which is dancing and tripping. My partner and I, we’re about 30 years older than anyone else there. We go as vendors, to sell art and jewelry and just feel young and wild and free for a couple weeks. It really is quite an experience. Picture Woodstock with glow sticks and the String Cheese Incident instead of bonfires and the Grateful Dead. There’s a thing there – a place, a tradition, a ritual – called the Giving Tree. And no, it’s not the super 1 2 JULY 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM

Wishes From a Tree Following the Trace by Chris Rose

depressing tree in the book by Shel Silverstein of the same name, that which has traumatized generations of children over the decades. The Giving Tree at Electric Forest is just that. A tree, obviously. Where people bring gifts. Flowers, trinkets, tokens, totems, jewelry, drawings, coins, contraband, notes and wishes and prayers. Sort of like the rum and cigars and coins you used to see at Marie Laveau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetery # 1 before it got closed to the public. The Giving Tree is a central meeting point in the forest, where campers gather for shade and fellowship. And people bring stuff, leave stuff, take stuff. There’s even a Reddit thread about it – people talking about their emotional experi-

ences there, the personal items they left behind, the people they met, the souvenirs they took, giving them some small new meaning, wish or memory. Electric Forest is canceled this year, natch. So, in a search to recreate what is one of the most vital and energizing parts of my year – and with nothing but time on my hands – I made a Giving Tree here in Lacombe, where my partner’s property backs up to the Tammany Trace, the 31 mile biking/ walking trail from Covington to Slidell. It’s not quite the same without four huge stages, 80 bands and 80,000 campers but – hey, we’re all improvising these days, right? So I nailed a shelf into a tree and installed

a bench and put up a sign inviting people to rest, ponder, reflect – to leave something or take something. And it has been a wonderfully uplifting experience, a bright place in a generally dark summer, a small place to be reminded that people are – generally speaking – good-hearted. Every morning I walk back there to see what new surprises await passersby. Flowers, coins, Mardi Gras beads, wrist bands, toys, tokens, energy bars – in their original packaging, of course; we need to keep it clean, folks! (It was with corona in mind that I also put a bottle of hand sanitizer out there.) And the notes and wishes that people have left are both heartrending and joyous. “Love yourself.” “Please make this virus go away.” “I love you Dave.” “Beat cancer.” “Stay positive.” “Together we can beat this.” And so on. Dozens and dozens of notes tacked to the tree, a chronicle of our times in abbreviated haiku. It really has turned into a wonderful experiment with strangers, visitors we never see. So if you should find yourself on the Trace some time this summer – and I recommend you do – keep an eye out for an odd assembly of colors and general small and weird stuff and a little homemade bench under a tree where you can take a load off, rest and dispossess, leave a memory or a small story behind for the next person who comes along wishing that they, too, were somewhere else. But that this place where we are, for now, is good enough.• JASON RAISH ILLUSTRATION


Zooming Into the Present Something to twitter about by Modine Gunch


about the heat, saying that’s why we can’t never have a Fourth of July parade around here. If people prance around in nothing but glitter and a few feathers for Mardi Gras, which is in February, what would they wear in July? Two stars and a firecracker, and that would be it. This year I say, “Bring it on.” The coronavirus don’t like heat. Or sun either. (And it came from a bat. Why don’t they call it the Vampire Virus?) Another thing about the virus: it made my mother-in-law Ms. Larda realize she’s old. Which come as a shock. Way back in March, she said she was worrying about all them old people who were susceptible. “So how old are you?” I say. Silence. I haven’t seen her since. She stopped cruising Walmart to see what they got; stopped driving from supermarket to supermarket to check prices and compare the cantaloupes. Stopped everything. All the Gunches take turns delivering groceries to her porch. She winds up with coffee with no chicory and mushy tomatoes and mayonnaise that ain’t Blue Plate, but it’s better than risking her life, she says. She ain’t bored. She sewed about a zillion masks, got sick of that, and then, can you believe, she got into computer stuff.


I always said she’d rather throw a brick with a note on it through my window than text me on a cell phone. But suddenly she’s an expert on everything digital. She figured out Zoom right away, and started Zooming Gunch family meetings, her altar society, her Stitch & Bitch Club, and who knows what else. She says she has now seen as many ceilings as a street walker. “I can’t believe it, Modine,” she says. “People go into a Zoom meeting and then set their phone down with their camera pointing up, so we all get to watch their ceiling fan. “Or they put it up high, with their eyes peering over the bottom of the screen, looking like ‘Kilroy was here.’ “Or hold it so it points up their nose. I have Zoomed with people who, if I ever meet them in person, I will have to look up their nose to recognize them.” And there’s Facebook, which Ms. Larda never paid no attention to before. Suddenly she is sharing warnings about rapists lurking underneath cars in parking lots; exploding bottles of Drain-o and Alka-Seltzer; and prayers that if you copy and paste them onto your page you will get rich. Then she found out about Twitter. Next thing you know, she’s tweeting at some idiot who said old people should gladly sacrifice

their lives for the economy. “It’s virgins you want,” she tweets. “You never seen a movie? You throw virgins in the volcano to save everybody else. You don’t infect old people.” She needs to be around real live humans. So, the Gunches decide to social distance with her at a picnic at the lakefront. But then Adelia Fogarty from the altar society comes down sick, and Ms. Larda get scared and backs out. The rest of us decide to caravan to the lakefront anyway, and on the way, we’ll swing by Ms. Larda’s and leave some Popeyes on her porch. We don’t know she is crouching behind her front door with a hose she strung in through the window. Some cats have been using the

planter on her front porch for their litter box, and she’s listening for them, so she can leap out and squirt them. Only it’s me she squirts, dropping off the Popeyes. I screech and the whole family swarms out their cars to see what’s going on and the devil gets in Ms. Larda and she squirts them too. Then my sister-in-law Gloriosa grabs the hose and squirts Ms. Larda, and the battle is on, with everybody joining in and squirting each other. Finally, somebody turns off the faucet. Ms. Larda brings towels, and we all socially distance on the front lawn and eat wet Popeyes and it turns out to be the best time we’ve had since the virus started. You can’t Zoom a water fight. •


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Manageable Summer Goals Things I may actually do this year by Eve Crawford Peyton


“bucket list” for myself and my kids. It included going to the beach, having a picnic, making a fancy British Pimm’s cake, and going to White Linen Night. I went to the beach with my mom and my kids. Georgia got stung by a jellyfish and threw up, we realized a little bit too late that the beach was under an advisory for high levels of bacteria (no wonder we had the whole place to ourselves!), we all got sunburned, and when we stopped to take a picture of ourselves at the side of the road as a way to memorialize the whole horrible trip, we ended up in what was basically quicksand. I sank in up to my knees, and Ruby lost a flip-flop trying to save me.


that cake sometimes because it sounds delicious and elegant and right up my alley, taste-wise, but I am really just too lazy to deal with the metric measurements. Yes, I know that makes me an ugly American, but I don’t really know where our kitchen scale is, and although it certainly seems like it would be a refreshing summertime cake, it’s too hot to bake a cake right now. I think we went to White Linen Night. Maybe we didn’t. I know I bought a dress specifically for the event, but I might have decided at the last minute that I felt too fat in the dress to go. Last year, I told myself that I was going to go on a diet in June so I could fit into the dress and not look lumpy by the time White Linen Night rolled around, but then I spent all of June and July eating ice cream while lying on the sofa watching crime shows and bitching about the heat, and that is satisfying in many primal ways, but a weight loss solution it is not. At any rate, I haven’t been to White Linen Night in a while. If they changed it to Slimming Black Horizontally Striped Muumuu Night, I might consider it. This year, my summer goals are modest. Go berry-picking. This is actually something we’ve We had a picnic. We took Popeyes out done several summers in a row, and it’s a lot of fun, even by Lake Pontchartrain, and my kids, after though I don’t like blueberries that much. begging all day to go, immediately switched Eat more fruits and vegetables. This isn’t a weight loss tacks to begging to leave almost before I thing – the produce is so good right now that it’s all I’m had the blanket spread out: It was hot, really craving, and my fig tree hasn’t even kicked into there were too many bugs, everything full gear yet. I can’t wait for fig season. was itchy, the bug spray was Rearrange the girls’ room. With Ruby gone greasy, the sun had singled for most of the summer, it will be so much them out for special hateful easier to get in there, Marie Kondo the crap treatment by shining directly Excerpted from Eve out of it, and divide up the space in a way Crawford Peyton’s in their eyes. They were back blog, Joie d’Eve, which that will give Ruby more privacy and Georgia home watching YouTube videos appears each Friday on more room to play. in the air conditioning within MyNewOrleans.com If I wanted to add a fourth goal, it would be 20 minutes, which was fine to house-train the puppy, but I fear that will with me except that I wasn’t the one who take more than the rest of summer, and I am trying to wanted to have a damn picnic in the first set myself up for success here. place, children! Happy summer all! • I didn’t make the cake. I still think about




No Small Thing A small home base that lives large and luxe by Lee Cutrone photographed by Sara Essex Bradley


As an event planner with 30 years of experience, she creates memorable environments for everyone from debutantes to major corporations, including Microsoft and The New York Stock Exchange. So, when she found an unassuming bracket shotgun in need of saving, she relished the challenge. “The house was modest, but it had character and bones,” Pagel said. “I thought I could bring it back to its former glory and then some.” The California native first fell in love with New Orleans when she attended Tulane. Today, she makes her home base in the Big Easy, where she has renovated three houses, two of them side-by-side doubles. “One of the things I don’t like about traditional doubles is the front-toback layout of the rooms,” said Pagel, who remedied that by converting her current house to front and back units. Pagel hired designer Camille Finefrock and contractor Jose Villeda of JLV Construction for the project. She gutted the 100-year old structure and turned the 800 square feet allotted for her part of the house into a


home that lives large, is casual enough for daily life and refined enough for her love of entertaining. “When I lived in New York, I saw so many creative people living in such small spaces and their utilization of the space was really inspiring,” Pagel said. Finefrock, who likewise drew on her years living in New York — and on her love of garden design, came up with the idea of creating a circular flow to maximize the square footage and make transitional areas between the public and private zones. “In garden design, paths are always supposed to take you on a journey,” she said. Using what Pagel calls negative space, Finefrock cut into walls to create closets and shelving and added deep storage near the top of the vaulted ceiling. Open shelving minimizes clutter and provides places for Pagel to display well-edited groupings of her belongings. Furnishings had to be flexible, appropriately scaled, and figured into the floorplan. The custom dining table, rolls, fits through the French

Facing page: Furnishings for the small space were designed to be flexible. The two-piece sofa comes apart for easy movement; the dining table was sized to fit through the French doors and put on casters so it can be transferred to the garden for outdoor entertaining. Sconces by Schoolhouse Lighting. A rice hulling table is used as a coffee table, custom linen drapery. Top: FInefrock designed the space to have a circular flow: the entrance leads into a hall that goes to the bathroom and bedroom, which in turn lead back into a vestibule and another passage area on the opposite side of the kitchen. That path flows into the living and dining areas. A Louis Philippe mirror paired with a deco cabinet provides an entry focal point. Left: Reclaimed pieces in the living area include the globe fixture found at Ricca’s and 100-year-old red pine flooring reclaimed from a warehouse roof.

doors for entertaining outdoors and can be expanded to seat 10. The sectional sofa comes apart. The passageways on either side of the kitchen function as corridors and a place for Pagel’s art collection. “The design is a manifestation of Thea and the way she lives,” Finefrock said. White walls, a palette grounded with neutrals, a vaulted ceiling and French doors that lead to a tiny garden further expand the space by making it light and airy. “Camille and I just thought alike on a lot of different things,” Pagel said. “She understood the aspects of New Orleans and New York that I love. We had a lot of fun on the project. Every inch and every detail mattered.” In the front unit, Pagel kept the original pine floors. However, since many of the house’s other architectural elements were not salvageable, she and Finefrock maintained the historic character of the house by using reclaimed materials: old wood floors, solid wood doors, brass hardware, antique lighting and repurposed fixtures and furniture from other sources, especially Ricca’s.


Floor-to-ceiling windows were custom milled to look appropriate to a Victorian of the early 20th century. On-trend designs, such as the patterned tile floor in the bathroom, the kitchen’s marble island, the smoked mirror of the built-in bar, and gold tone fixtures and lighting add a layer of luxury living that now looks at home in the once humble abode. Efficiency was as important as elegance. Finefrock arranged the kitchen to accommodate the fact that Pagel is left-handed and tucked a workstation inside a closet so it can be hidden from view. Even the bathroom was designed to do double duty. By placing the sink and commode on the side that is at the end of the entry hall, part of the room serves as a powder room, while the tub, shower and shelving for personal items are placed nearer the bedroom. “In bigger houses we have hallways and entry ways,” Finefrock said. “I was trying to create miniature versions of that. Subtle indicators of levels of privacy.” For Pagel, every tiny consideration that went into the three-year undertaking was personal and worth it. “I love New Orleans for its unique character, I love old things and I like revitalizing them,” she said. “This house has been here for 100 years and I’d like it to be here for another 100.” •

Top: The bedroom has a custom closet with sliding doors and overhead storage. Light fixture from Schoolhouse Electric. Left: The bathroom is divided to create the impression of public and private spaces: one side is located at the opposite end of the entrance to serve as a powder room; the side with the bathtub, shower and shelving is located next to the bedroom. Tile from Floor & Decor, antique Belgian cabinet used as a vanity from Dopp Antiques, vintage sconce from Ricca’s.







fter sheltering-in-place for what feels like an eternity, New Orleanians are eager for a change of scenery – especially since summer is in full swing. This is a time of year when folks are typically enjoying the major getaway they’ve been planning for months. But since we haven’t quite moved beyond the novel coronavirus pandemic, boarding airplanes and exploring locales around the world – or even the region – carry consequences and come with restrictions. Fortunately, we live in a city with seemingly countless restaurants to try (many of which have reopened), museums, art galleries and gorgeous outdoor spaces. And because New Orleans boasts a diverse collection of hotels, famous for their southern hospitality and service, it’s an ideal place for a full-fledged staycation. Peruse our suggestions on where to go and what to eat, but be sure to check the websites for current reservation requirements and safety guidelines. Then gather your closest friends, family, or perhaps your significant other, and start planning. Explore the Big Easy while supporting local businesses in the process. Even if you’ve spent your whole life in this city, you will likely discover something new.



Situated in the Central Business District, The Troubadour (1111 Gravier St.) places you within walking distance of the French Quarter, the art galleries on Julia Street, and restaurants galore. The boutique hotel is furnished with the clean lines of contemporary décor and a funky 1970s flair, bathing in


natural light. Hungry for jalapeño poppers? Or perhaps a decadent grilled cheese sandwich? Head to the hotel’s newly renovated rooftop lounge for a bite to eat; sample cocktails while savoring panoramic views of the city. Troubadour originals include the Duncan Park Swizzle with pineapple infused rum; and the Temptation with tequila, citrus and soda. Hotel rates begin at $119 per night. Thetroubadour.com The Eliza Jane (315 Magazine St.) is characterized by its modern aesthetic, but the elegant hotel is steeped in history. The Eliza Jane was once the home of Antoine Peychaud, the legendary apothecary owner and mixologist who created Peychaud’s Bitters; and it was part of the Daily Picayune newspaper, which was run by Eliza Jane Nicholson – the country’s first female publisher. Hints of the hotel’s past are apparent in its exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and rustic courtyard. All events and openings are Rates begin at $119 per night. Hyatt.com/ subject to change or cancelen-US/hotel/louisiana/the-eliza-jane/msyub lation due to the ongoing Hosting a collection of eateries, a rooftop COVID-19 reopening phases in New Orleans. pool, and a music club, it’s easy to see why Please check with the event the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet St.) is such or establishment to confirm a happening place. The spacious rooms are dates, times and status. furnished in a contemporary style, brimming with vintage vibes and eclectic accents. For dinner or brunch, eat Italian fare with American south influences, inside the hotel’s main restaurant – Josephine Estelle. The menu, which is crafted by award-winning chefs, includes an assortment of hearty pastas, along with gourmet toast plates, creative takes on meatballs, and kid-approved dishes. When you are ready to cool off, swing by Alto – the Ace Hotel’s rooftop garden. Relish unobstructed views of the city while splashing in the pool and sipping frozen drinks. Rates average at $169 per night. Acehotel.com/neworleans

For a staycation in a posh, but family-friendly setting, consider the NOPSI Hotel (317 Baronne St.). The 1920s-era building is furnished with commodious guest rooms ranging from 350 to 800 square feet. They are lined with local art and feature carpeted floors, comfy bed linens, and spalike washing areas, equipped with thick terry-cloth robes. When you are ready to step outside of your tranquil retreat, take a dip in the rooftop pool or dine at Public Service – the hotel’s swanky restaurant, which comprises an open-display kitchen and a raw bar. Can’t bear to be a few miles away from your pup? No problem. The NOPSI is a dog-friendly hotel, so you can bring your four-legged friend along for the adventure. Rates begin at $109 per night. Nopsihotel.com After months of homeschooling children and possibly cutting your own hair, you deserve some pampering. So treat yourself to stay at the Windsor Court Hotel (300 Gravier St.), which is now offering an “Escape to Luxury” package that includes a spacious suite and a nightly $50 hotel credit. Deluxe suites are decorated with an Italian marble bath, French doors separating the living area from the bedroom, a wet bar, and possibly a private balcony. The hotel is also selling a “Park & Stay” package, which includes complimentary overnight parking during the duration of your stay. Hotel rates begin at $250 per night. Windsorcourthotel.com FRENCH QUARTER

Since opening its doors in 1886, the Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal St.) has been a favored destination for locals and visitors alike. The French Quarter locale is famous for its revolving Carousel Bar and overall opulence. Rates begin at $119 per night. Hotelmonteleone.com If you’ve been yearning to romp through the French Quarter without the crowds, now is the time. Royal Sonesta New Orleans (300 Bourbon St.) is currently offering a French Quarter Fling: $149 per night on weekdays and $199 per night on weekends. The hotel features a landscaped courtyard that feels more like an oasis; wrought iron balconies lending a glimpse of the Vieux Carré; and two excellent dining options: Restaurant R’evolution and Desire Oyster Bar. Care for a café au lait? Royal Sonesta has you covered with an onsite PJ’s Coffee shop. Guest rooms include a refrigerator, plush bedding, and complimentary wireless internet, among other amenities. Sonesta. com/us/louisiana/new-orleans/royal-sonesta-new-orleans


Dig into a slice of Mile High Pie and sip cocktails beneath the starry sky, at the Pontchartrain Hotel (2031 St. Charles Ave.). In addition to rooms that evoke romance and old world charm (think: chandeliers, velvet love seats, and flowery textiles ) the historic Lower Garden District hotel houses Jack Rose – a top-notch restaurant known for a decadent dessert, in addition to savory delicacies. Grab a nightcap at Hot Tin – the hotel’s cozy rooftop bar – and revel in the sweeping view of downtown New Orleans and the mighty Mississippi River. Cool fact: Tennessee Williams lived inside the hotel while writing “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Rates start at $119 per night; book direct and save 15 percent. Thepontchartrainhotel.com


Slightly closer to a vacation, the Southern Hotel (428 E. Boston St., Covington) requires a short trip across the Causeway – one that’s truly worth it. The serene retreat comprises nearly 50 lavish rooms, a spa with a pool, and an upscale bistro, Oxlot 9, serving up regional fare. King and double guest rooms are available for $169 per night, from Sunday through Thursday, and for $229 on Friday and Saturday in July. Southernhotel.com





Wake up the sound of the streetcar rumbling down St. Charles Avenue, with a stay at The Columns (3811 St. Charles Ave.). Built in 1883, the hotel – originally a home – boasts stunning architectural details of the Italianate style. Guest rooms are furnished with fourposter beds, claw foot tubs, and antique accents, but modern amenities are not overlooked. Feast on Creole fare inside the majestic abode, in the courtyard, or on the vast front gallery that overlooks the Avenue. Rates begin at $350 per night. Thecolumns.com

Truly one-of-a-kind, Hotel Peter & Paul (2317 Burgundy St.) is a historic 19th century site in the Marigny, comprising four buildings — a church, a rectory, a schoolhouse and a convent. Together they’ve been transformed into a charming hotel with 71 guest rooms and an onsite restaurant – The Elysian Bar. The original and signature design elements seen throughout the sprawling establishment include cypress wood moldings, stained glass windows, marble fireplaces, antique chandeliers and exotic textiles. Rates start from $109 per night. Hotelpeterandpaul.com

After exploring the New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Cir.), wander through The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, adjacent to the museum. The garden showcases more than 90 sculptures, along with native plants and peaceful lagoons, spread across nearly 11 acres of land. Noma.org/sculpture-garden Check out the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (925 Camp St.) and the nearby Arts District galleries – most of which are now open. FOR THE HISTORY BUFF …

Covering two floors and a courtyard, The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum (514 Chartres St.) unveils the history of medicine and healthcare. Built in 1823 as a home for the country’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis Dufilho Jr., the Creole townhouse has since served as an apothecary, a medical office and a pharmacy. Exhibits highlight voodoo potions, patent medicines, surgical instruments and procedures of the past that may surprise you. Pharmacymuseum.org

STAYCATION AT HOME If you’re not quite ready to venture throughout the city, bring a bit of New Orleans culture into your home. New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) is hosting a virtual cooking series, featuring guest chefs who will guide you through the steps of cooking a gourmet meal. The classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Check Nochi.org/shop for booking, and detailed menu and schedule information. For a cooking experience the kids will love, bake a pizza with Bellegarde Bakery’s pizza dough (made with their stonemilled flour). The bakery is selling 10 ounces of pizza dough for $2.25, which is available for curbside pickup on Thursdays and Saturdays. Go wild with the toppings of your choice. Bellegardebakery.com/shop Missing that craft cocktail? The Sazerac House offers cocktail kits and complimentary online cocktail workshops. During each session, local cocktail experts will give guests the historical background of the drink and a hands-on demonstration, while taking questions via a chat box. Participants can mix and sip their cocktail from home. Kits with the ingredients for each cocktail are available for pre-order and curbside pickup at the Sazerac House, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. Sazerachouse.com/events

You can likely spend all day exploring The National WWII Museum (945 Magazine St.). Spread across a sprawling campus in downtown New Orleans, museum exhibits question why the war was fought and how it was won, while honoring the Americans who served on both the battlefield and the home front. When you are ready for a lunch break, stop by the onsite restaurant, American Sector, for a bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo, a deli sandwich or smothered pork chops. Nationalww2museum.org With three floors devoted to the state’s history, the Cabildo (701 Chartres St.) in Jackson Square is where the Louisiana Purchase proceedings took place. It’s also the site of landmark court cases, and a destination of international ambassadors. The museum’s current exhibit, Beading with the Big Chief, showcases the work of students in the Cabildo’s adult beading course, which was taught by Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas Hunters. Their creations are displayed alongside pieces from Chief Montana’s past suits. Louisianastatemuseum.org/museum/cabildo The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave.) explores jazz in all its forms. You can listen to music in a state-of-the-art performance venue, or learn about the role of New Orleans jazz on the global stage. The museum’s current exhibit, New Orleans Music Observed: The Art of Noel Rockmore and Emilie Rhys, showcases portraits of musicians, created by a father-daughter duo. The exhibit, which pairs Rockmore and Rhys together for the first time, is joined by a collection of early jazz artifacts. Louisianastatemuseum. org/new-orleans-jazz-museum-old-us-mint/ FOR THE GARDENER …

Spanning 10 acres of greenery, blooms and art, the Botanical Garden (5 Victory Ave.) provides a peaceful escape. The premises are home to more than 2,000 plants, including gingers, palms, and purple coneflowers, along with sculptures by the late Enrique Alférez, a Mexican-American New Orleans artist. The Botanical Garden hosts plant sales throughout the year, and a new cooking and dining series based around its outdoor kitchen. On Sundays and Wednesdays, you can order meals that are prepared by a chef right before your eyes, and then picnic amongst nature’s beauty. If you bring your children, be sure to check out the train display. Neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden.



You may feel as though you’ve been transported to bygone era, when you meander through Longue Vue House & Gardens (7 Bamboo Rd.). The stately home was built between 1939 and 1942, and contains three stories and a basement. Antiques, European carpets, and contemporary art, along with pottery and porcelain imported from around the world, are spread throughout nearly 20 rooms. The eight-acre garden is blooming with Louisiana irises, camellia shrubs, yellow hurricane lilies, poppies and Japanese magnolias, among other types of flora and fauna. Waltz beneath live oaks or catch your breath near the goldfish pond, which provides a perfect view of the East Lawn. The Discovery Garden, brimming with butterflies, yields educational and interactive fun for kids. Longuevue.com



Begin your day with breakfast at La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St.) Glass-encased countertops are crammed with croissants, muffins, fruit turnovers and cheese biscuits. The kitchen whips up sandwiches and salads, made with local ingredients, throughout the morning and into the afternoon. For dessert or a refreshing sweet treat, try the café’s seasonal ice cream, served in a waffle cone. Laboulangerienola.com At Claret Wine & Cocktail Bar (1320 Magazine St.), situated between the Warehouse and Garden Districts, relish – you guessed it – wine and cocktails, among other libations. Snack on charcuterie and cheese plates, shareable Mediterranean-inspired platters, such as beet hummus, marinated olives, and grilled avocado with baguette croutons. Claretnola.com A trip to Justine (225 Chartres St.) renders a treat for your eyes and your appetite. A pink, neon “Justine” sign welcomes guests upon arrival. Inside, the Parisian-inspired brasserie is lined with verdant greens, whimsical wall art, and antique mirrors. Wide menu offerings range from ham and brie baguette sandwiches to decadent duck confit covered with soy caramel. Regardless of what you choose, you won’t be disappointed. Justinenola.com For a quintessential New Orleans fine dining experience, go to Galatoire’s Restaurant (209




When you visit City Park, your family can frolic in Storyland, play miniature golf in City Putt, or rent a boat or a bike near Big Lake and explore the surrounding lagoons, shaded by mossy live oaks. The tennis courts are now open, along with rentable sports fields. Grab beignets from Café Du Monde or lunch from Acorn (15 Henry Thomas Dr.). The Dickie Brennan & Co. café offers ample outdoor picnic-style seating – the entire park – and delicious fare that you and your little ones will love, including pizza, macaroni and cheese, smoked catfish dip, and hamburgers. Acornnola.com, Neworleanscitypark.com Much to the delight of probably every parent in the region, the New Orleans Audubon Zoo (6500 Magazine St.) is now open. Families can now wander the shaded lanes of this sprawling institute and check out its animal exhibits: the Jaguar Jungle, the African Savanna and the Louisiana Swamp, among many others. Also, Audubon’s lion pride is stronger than ever. Earlier this year, they welcomed two lion cubs into the world – and they are ready to be oooh’d and aaah’d over. As for the other animals … they all asked for you, too. The Audubon Zoo hosts a few dining options, so feel free to while away the hours with your kids. Audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoo




Bourbon St.) – a local treasure since 1905; or Antoine’s Restaurant, which has welcomed patrons for 180 years (713 St. Louis St.). Galatoires.com, Antoines.com Briquette (701 South Peters St.) in the Warehouse District features an open kitchen and an 18-foot seafood display filled with fresh halibut, salmon, and Louisiana redfish, among other varieties of whole fish, which are prepared over piping hot briquettes. Start with caramelized sea scallops and fried goat cheese grits before diving into the Branzino with fennel slaw and lemon garlic aioli, or the hollandaise-laden Snapper Pontchartrain. Briquette-nola.com You may find yourself in a wine country state of mind with a visit to Copper Vine (1001 Poydras St.) The wine pub offers a vast collection of tapped wines and tasty snacks: crawfish beignets, fig and goat cheese flatbreads, duck fat fries and jumbo lump crab deviled eggs. For something more substantial, go with a smoked chicken salad club or the seared Gulf fish. Coppervinewine.com Toups’ Meatery (845 N. Carrolton Ave.) offers elevated iterations of classic Cajun dishes prepared by chef Isaac Toups, whose family has been in Louisiana for over 300 years. From cracklins’ and boudin balls, to hot fried quail with maque choux and spiced honey, the menu offerings will take you on a tasty excursion through the Pelican State. Toupsmeatery.com Situated near breezy Lake Pontchartrain, Sala (124 Lake Marina Ave.) is the place to go

Located in the Warehouse District, Gianna (700 Magazine St.) offers Italian cuisine with a Louisiana twist. The eatery boasts a smorgasbord of appetizers, small plates, and, of course, lots of pasta. Feast with a glass of chianti or a cocktail, such as the Rossini with strawberry and rosato lambrusco. Giannarestaurant.com

for drinks and shareable plates in a sophisticated setting. But you will surely want to stay for the entrees: pasta fra diavolo, with seafood swimming in a spicy tomato sauce; fried fish almondine with lemon butter sauce; and panné veal topped with crawfish sauté and served with angel hair pasta. Sala is part of the Riccobono family of restaurants, which also includes Peppermill, Riccobono’s Panola St. Café, and Café Navarre. Salanola.com.


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fter Russ Greco put his work as a construction contractor behind him last year, he found himself feeling a little lost, so he did what many people do at that stage of life: He began looking for ways to become more involved in the community. “You start to feel a little bit irrelevant when you retire and you tend to have less contact with people,” he said. “I think there are a lot of people like me out there who are looking for human connections.” Greco, 71, found new connections through Associated Catholic Charities of New Orleans, which placed him as a volunteer teaching English in the local Refugee Family Literacy program. “Working with refugees and immigrants, mostly from Latin America, appealed to me as I have a background in Spanish,” he said. He reflected on his volunteer experience in a video he made after Catholic Charities named him a volunteer of the month. “Getting up and out of your house and connecting with people who need help is one of the best things that a retiree can do,” Greco said. “It keeps you alive and allows you to give back to the community.” Volunteering is one of the activities that become particularly important to millions of people each year as they confront the realities of a post-career life.

U.S. Census Bureau data show that by the end of this decade every member of the Baby Boom generation will be older than age 65. Doctors say that lifestyle decisions people make at this stage can mean the difference between aging with strength and resilience or falling into a state of physical and mental decline. The impact of those choices has become even clearer amid the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. L IF E ST Y L E MAT T E R S

Primary care physician Nicole Giambrone sees many elderly patients in her internal medicine practice at Ochsner Health, and she says that, especially now, it’s easy to spot those who have been physically active and had healthy habits throughout their lives. “People who have maintained a healthy lifestyle and have been less sedentary are able to do more than others as they age, and they tend to hold up better when they get sick,” Giambrone said Giambrone recommends that older patients get at least 150 minutes of some type of exercise each week to promote a general sense of well-being. Activity ranging from aerobic exercise to bicycle riding to gardening, walking or just going up and down stairs can not only boost physical health but also help reduce stress, which is vitally important at the moment, she said.

FIGHTING ISOLATION Staying connected while maintaining social distance can help your physical and mental well-being during this time. Here’s how. GROUP CHATS AND TEXTING

Have a text conversation with a group of people using an app on your smartphone. It lets everyone chime in, laugh and have fun as a group. VIDEO CALLING

Use your smartphone or computer to show off your latest craft project. Or host a virtual dinner party or game night. PHOTO SHARING

Share photos with your friends or family using a photo-sharing website. You can set up private groups of friends and family members, or send your favorites via text or email. PHONE CALLS

It’s wonderful to hear a person’s voice, even if you can’t physically be with them. Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while. LETTERS AND CARDS

Personal mail is rare these days. A card or letter can be a meaningful day brightener. SOCIAL MEDIA

Keep tabs on what the people in your social circle are doing. Then share your thoughts and activities with them. HEALTH PLAN WEBSITE

Your health plan can provide the latest information about COVID-19 and steps you can take to stay safe. You’ll also discover online health and wellness resources to help you work toward your health goals. Source: AARP/Medicare Plans from United Healthcare

The social-distancing requireretired folks physically, mentally and ments brought on by COVID-19 can spiritually,” she said. FINDING FITNESS be particularly stressful to older patients The JCC offers many activities to Gentle exercise is a great who may experience feelings of isolation promote those goals. Ordinarily, many way to keep moving and more acutely than younger persons, the newly retired persons use the center’s its benefits go beyond the doctor said. “What a lot of my patients fitness facility for regular workouts or physical. Many people find they have more time complain about is the inability to hug take classes in low-impact or water in retirement to enjoy people right now,” she said. “New aerobics. For those not capable of using wide-ranging exercise that Orleans is very big on community and the fitness center, the JCC offers chair includes strength and balance classes in yoga, tai interacting with others – we hug people exercise and better-balance classes with chi or dance. hello and goodbye – and that loss of trainers. During the pandemic, touch is really hard for some people.“ The center also holds “game days” some local exercise faciliGiambrone and other doctors where people bring a lunch and sit ties that ceased in-person classes began providing increasingly rely on telemedicine to together to play mahjong, bridge and free exercise videos online connect with patients whose needs the like. And JCC’s monthly lecture to help people continue do not require that they visit a clinic series, which presents speakers from a their workouts at home. Plans for continuing online in person. By using easily available wide range of professions, is one of the classes are fluid as the technology such as Zoom, Facetime or center’s biggest draws among retired centers begin reopening, Skype, patients can have one-on-one people. But the pandemic has shut down and some may require that you make a reservation, visits with their health care provider many such activities, raising concerns so it’s best to call or check via a computer, smart phone or tablet. for those who previously participated. their websites for the latest information, and check “Virtual medicine is important to “Anyone who has been going through with your doctor before my job right now because some of my this pandemic knows that no longer beginning any exercise patients are afraid to go to their doctor's having a regular schedule and something program. office to seek care,” Giambrone said. to look forward to every week or month Please visit myneworleans. But she notes that people continue to is depressing,” Ruth said. “Over time this com for a few centers that offer a range of options have heart problems and issues such can lead to mental degradation.” Which that may include special as uncontrolled diabetes during the is why the JCC now is putting many of exercise programs for seniors. pandemic. “You should not let your fear its activities, such as group exercise and get in the way of seeking professional the lecture series, online. help,” she said. Health care providers warn that Ochsner and many other providers may require persons of retirement age and older can be vulnerable patients to wear a face mask to visit a doctor or clinic. to a decline in mental health even when they are not Staff also wear masks, and they check the temperature facing pandemic-related restrictions. of each patient who enters. “We use personal protective Mehdi Qalbani, a psychiatrist and co-founder of equipment as necessary because we don’t want to spread Integrated Behavior Health, which has offices in New any disease, but we want patients to feel comfortable Orleans, Metairie and Covington, said that the people about coming in,” she said. who seem most resilient to the challenges of aging are For all who are able, physical activity and attention those who have a strong social network and interests to mental health remain crucial, Giambrone said. that extend beyond their immediate family. “When people get really anxious, they should go for “Older people who keep up to date with news and a walk or do meditation or deep breathing. Some what’s going on in the world tend to hold up better, people find it helps to pray. Everybody has different mentally, than those who retreat from society,” Qalbani ways of dealing with stress, and the moment that we said. He noted that computer literacy and access to stop doing those things is when we tend to feel worse technology are important tools for elderly persons to mentally and physically.” stay in touch with their adult children, grandchildren, college friends and other acquaintances. Learning to M I N D AN D B ODY use such technology and developing social habits that Professionals involved in geriatric care or counseling improve their mental resiliency can help seniors stand up emphasize that having a support network is a key part to the stress when their circumstances suddenly change. of maintaining resilience and vibrancy as individuals “It’s fair to say that the coronavirus is impacting all age. Rachel Ruth, director of senior services for New generations, but particularly older persons because Orleans Jewish Community Center, oversees many of their susceptibility and the potential consequences programs and activities aimed not only at keeping should they get COVID-19,” he said. He advises anyone elderly people active and engaged, but also at bringing who previously has had mental health issues to stay people together on a regular basis. connected with their psychiatrist or therapist. “Also, “Social isolation is detrimental to people’s physical if you have mental or physical illness, stick to your and mental health, and our whole focus is on stimulating medication regimen.”

Qalbani also advises his patients to “address their inner lives by practicing the faith that feels comfortable to you.” For those who are non-religious, he suggests meditation or other calming techniques. He said he has been surprised at how many people seem to have found greater clarity of purpose through the isolation wrought by the pandemic. “I have patients tell me that they have come to understand what matters – they no longer get so caught up in unimportant things, like worrying about what other people think of them.” Qalbani said the eight psychiatrists and therapists in his company now are working with many patients online, and older patients have responded well. “You might think that people in this age group would have difficulty with the technology, but they are handling it just fine,” he said. VITAL C ONNECTI ON S

Video technology has become crucial for health professionals of all kinds during the pandemic, said Giambrone at Ochsner, and she urges people who are not using technology such as Zoom, Facetime or Facebook Messenger to ask someone for help in doing so. She worries most about how limitations on social interaction may affect patients who live alone and don’t have a nearby family member or friend they can call for help with errands or getting a ride to a hospital. “We have seen a rise in people dying from strokes and heart attacks, and I can’t help thinking that it’s COVID-related because they didn’t seek the care they should have,” she said. Organizations such as the JCC are doing their best to help elderly people stave off the effects of isolation and anxiety about the pandemic. Ruth said she regularly phones members who BREATHE TO STAY CALM previously attended the center’s activities, just to check in and ask how they are doing. For one woman who lives alone and Practicing mindful breathing no longer drives, Ruth arranged a weekly meeting of friends in can help you access the part of your nervous system that the woman’s backyard, with all maintaining appropriate social allows you to reduce stress distance. “It has been very successful in helping her manage her and think more clearly. With one breath you can trick your situation,” Ruth said. brain into relaxation mode. Whether older people are having difficulty adjusting to the Here’s a simple three-minute restrictive lifestyle of a pandemic or simply to the new realities exercise you can use no matter where you are. of retirement, Qalbani said it’s a good idea to see the glass as half-full. “Initially, when first retire you’re looking for something Sit or stand up nice and tall. Let your eyes relax. Relax your to change how that time feels,” he said. “Try thinking of it not as jaw. Let your shoulders relax an ending but as an opportunity for a new beginning.” down your back and start to He urges his patients to be willing to try new things. “One focus your attention on your breath.  person might take up golf, another starts baking, another does Breathe all the way in pottery. You really need to look after your mental and physical through your nose, filling well-being and your social connections.” your belly with your breath. Men often find social engagement more difficult than do Then, breathe all the way out through your nose. women, Qalbani said, because many men are uncomfortable talking about themselves or socializing in ways that come more Start to breathe into a count of three. Inhale for one, two, naturally to women. “When it gets really bad you see those three. Then, exhale into a social determinants having an impact, and an individual may count of six: six, five, four, become less likely to control a chronic illness or manage his three, two and one. Repeat. general well-being,” he said. Continue just like this for three minutes, or as long as you’d Qalbani suggests that older men seek affiliations with groups like. You can set a timer on that share their interests. your phone at the beginning It could be a church, synagogue or mosque, or it might be a of your practice. professional society that helps connect them with their previous Should your mind wander, work. “Rotary clubs have been awesome for some men I know,” simply observe your thought and let it go. Return your Qalbani said, adding that activities like golfing seem effective at breath to your attention as keeping men connected. many times as it takes, training your mind in the same way But regardless of gender, persons who have reached their we train our bodies. You can so-called golden years should do everything they can to maintain use this breathing pattern to optimism and a sense of purpose as they age. “Our mantra is, find a moment of mindfulness throughout the day. 'please take care of your mental and physical health and stay Source: Ochsner Health connected.' Every part of that is important,” Qalbani said.

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS Here are some resources that may be particularly helpful during and in the reopening phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. MEALS

If you need meals, visit Meals on Wheels and Feeding America for options in your zip code. Many grocery providers have created times for only seniors to shop. Some also offer online shopping, curbside pickup and/ or home delivery. Call or check their websites for details. TRANSPORTATION

Try the Eldercare Locator for local services. Lyft is also partnering with the National Council on Aging to meet the transportation needs of caregivers who are supporting older adults during the outbreak. They are currently piloting the program and plan to launch soon. Stay updated by following Lyft. MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL ISOLATION

If you feel in distress, talk with someone at the Disaster Stress Hotline or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also look into the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  MEDICARE

Get advice from your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program or from Medicare.gov. BENEFITS ASSISTANCE

On BenefitsCheckUp.org, you’ll find options in your state to help with utility bill payments, prescription drug costs and more. FINANCIAL 

You can take steps to help protect yourself or a loved one from the financial impact of the coronavirus. For more information, look into these resources: CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

Internal Revenue Service Senior Medicare Patrol on COVID-19 related Medicare fraud Social Security Administration LGBTQ

SAGE Hotline: 1-877-360-LGBT VETERANS

Department of Veterans Affairs VA National Center for PTSD Source: Ochsner Health






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“A woman who does what she says and has the results to prove it.” That’s how clients describe Vanessa Motta, a Hollywood stunt woman who became a personal injury attorney. Vanessa aggressively fights for her clients’ rights, ensuring they receive the quality of medical care they deserve. Her slogan, “Send ‘er in,” has made a splash in the legal community. Vanessa meets individually with every client during consultation and personally argues cases in federal and state court on issues that arise during litigation. She’s always ready to take a case to trial to obtain fair value for her client’s injuries, because for her, it’s personal. Vanessa’s daughter, Julia, survived a ruptured brain aneurysm, which required three emergency surgeries. Vanessa herself suffered a severe neck injury from a hit-and-run driver, which derailed her stunt career. “My own insurance company refused to treat me fairly,” Vanessa says, “so I realize just how difficult it can be for my clients.” Vanessa’s success as a personal injury attorney has not gone unnoticed — she was nominated for Litigator of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, a nomination that only .03% of attorneys ever receive. Vanessa has also been named a Top 40 under 40 for Personal Injury by the American Academy of Attorneys and the National Alliance of Women in Law. If you find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney, it would be wise to call Vanessa Motta and “send ‘er in.”



Businesswoman and restaurateur Mia Freiberger-Devillier is a living testament to the fact that you can have the best of both worlds. Her career is a perfect marriage of her two greatest passions — business management and hospitality — and she puts her skills to work every day at La Petite Grocery and Justine, both of which she owns and manages with her husband, Chef Justin Devillier. “This industry is demanding, and you have to be able to embrace it,” Mia says. “It’s about creating and maintaining a work-life balance, and finding passion both personally and professionally.” 4238 MAGAZINE STREET 504.891.3377 | LAPETITEGROCERY.COM 225 CHARTRES ST 504.218.8533 | JUSTINENOLA.COM

Reagan Charleston, Esq. OWNER, REAGAN CHARLESTON JEWELRY After planning a career in law as a young adult, no one was more surprised than Reagan Charleston herself when she launched an artistic career as a jewelry designer. Reagan grew up watching her mother and grandparents cut and sculpt copper for their French Quarter gallery, inspiring her to blend generational craftwork and New Orleans architecture in jewelry collections that she sells internationally via her online store and at her shop in Canal Place. She’s equally passionate about her involvement as a Board Member with Sideline Pass, a charitable organization that educates and empowers local young women through seminars and community outreach. Reagan is proof that you never have to settle — in addition to all of this, she is also a wife, new mother and a practicing attorney at Champion Title, where she handles real estate closings. ONE CANAL PLACE, SUITE 200A REAGANCHARLESTON.COM


Prior to opening Avo with his wife Melissa in 2015, chef and co-owner Nick Lama honed his skills as the Chef de Cuisine at the fine dining fixture Gautreau’s in Uptown. A New Orleans native and third-generation Sicilian, Lama then turned his attention to the food closest to his heart. The resulting Italian menu shines with its contemporary approach to regional Italian cuisine. The coronavirus outbreak has further pushed the menu into an embrace of comfort food, which plays well with his in-house pasta program.

gear began to wear out. “The courtyard was beautiful, but it made it tough to run the business because you couldn’t always use the seats,” Lama said. In the fall of 2019 the patio was permanently enclosed and the resulting sleek, contemporary dining room set a new tone. Then along came the coronavirus, which caused him to temporarily shut down and later reopen with a menu geared more toward takeout-friendly options and comfort foods. Restrictions may have eased, but the comfort fare element still remains. Lama makes all his own pasta in-house, which PASTA PERFECT serves as a cornerstone While not strictly of many of his dishes. “I Italian, Paladar 511 in the like to do specific regional Marginy puts an emphasis fare like pastas and match on homemade pastas and them with complemenregional ingredients served tary sauces and the best up with a contemporary ingredients we can source twist. Like Avo, it offers fine locally,” Lama explained. dining cred in a space “We pair them with dishes tailored more toward casual from specific regions such get-togethers than fancy as Emilia Romagna.” occasions. Recommended dishes include his chili glazed octopus. Cooked sous-vide and finished on the grill with an Aleppo and Calabrian chili glaze prior to serving, the fork-tender octopus makes a great counterpoint to the pastas that will likely follow. Another intriguing scene has mellowed, leaving behind an appetizer is his fried eggplant meatballs, served with Italian restaurant landscape that offers whipped ricotta, basil and cherry tomatoes – a flavorful a far broader spectrum of influence than combo that also happens to be meatless. that which we grew up with. Regarding pasta, a recent ravioli featured an umami-rich One of the more intriguing examples filling of portobello mushroom and sharp fontina and of this can be found at Avo on Magazine pecorino cheeses topped with a pesto brightened with Street. For the past five years, chef and lemon juice and peppery arugula. Another comforting co-owner Nick Lama has been dish of pappardelle is tossed with pork ragu quietly turning out some of which hits all the right notes. If you want to step the most accomplished Italian Avo, 5908 away from the carbs, consider his grilled redfish cuisine in town. Along the Magazine St., with corn, tomato and kale pesto. way were some hard deci- Uptown, 509-6550, The wine list, at least at the time of writing, D Tues-Sat., sions, as he intentionally Restaurantavo.com is brief but well-curated and exclusively Italian. moved away from the indoor/ The craft cocktails strike a more contemporary outdoor patio model that largely defined tone. The dessert list was limited to cannoli but look the space when the existing retractable for that to be expanded as occupancy restrictions ease.

AVO, the Italian Tradition A Flare for Regional by Jay Foreman


an outsized role in the New Orleans restaurant landscape. Sicilian immigrants helped shape the mercantile history of the French Quarter in the late 19th century, contributing definitive local dishes like the Muffuletta as well as the distinctive Creole Italian fare that many New Orleanians grew up with. Homegrown distributors such as Progresso Foods emerged from this time and continue to supply local restaurants to this day. Post-Katrina New Orleans saw a next generation of new Italian restaurants emerge, offering a sharp regional focus along with specialties like Neapolitan-style pizza. Since then the 5 6 JULY 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM





Melowing with Melon



Ripe and red, this is the season

4 cups seedless watermelon, cut into about 1/4-inch pieces

by Dale Curry

¼ cup minced red onion 1 mango, seeded and cut into about ¼-inch pieces


there was nothing like an ice-cold watermelon to pick up your spirits. If nothing else, it cooled you down a notch and entertained you long enough to make scary teeth out of the rind. I have since found the pleasure of making colorful summer salads with watermelon, freezing them into sorbets and creating a salsa to go with Mexican food. Watermelons are so plentiful in our hot climate that you could put them on the menu in dozens of ways. I must admit, however, that digging into a cold one and chowing down in the backyard is my preference. The first signs of local watermelons come in June, and they continue growing here through September. Our varieties have happy names. Jubilee and Jubilation are the long striped ones, Dixie Lee and Louisiana Sweet are round and light green stripe, and the Sugar Baby is the icebox type. Icebox? That means, in ‘50s terminology, small enough to get into your ice box, now known as a refrigerator. What makes a watermelon sweet? Full ripeness is the best answer I know and that means knowing how to pick them. These are the rules: 1. Look for a pale yellowish spot, also called the field spot, on which the watermelon sat in the field. The fact that the spot lost its color means that the melon stayed in the field long enough to ripen fully. 2. Pick up several watermelons and choose one that is heavy for its size. The more water that’s in it, the heavier it will be and the riper it is. 3. Choosing a watermelon with no stem is a good idea because when the stem falls off, it means the melon stayed in the field long enough to get ripe. 4. It is pointless to knock on a watermelon. The experts say the sound of knocking tells you nothing. 5. The best look for a ripe watermelon is dark green and dull, not shiny. 7. Don’t be tempted to buy a cut watermelon in order to see how red it is. Once cut, it begins to dry, and juice is what it’s all about.

6 basil leaves, julienned 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons lime juice Directions 1. Mix all ingredients together in a serving bowl. Serve with chips or tacos or as a side to grilled chicken or fish. Makes 6 cups.


Ingredients 1 round seedless watermelon ½ cup sugar Juice of 1 lime 8 to 10 mint leaves, minced Directions 1. Slice watermelon into about six pieces and, using a sharp knife, remove and discard the rind. Cut into small pieces, roughly 1-inch cubes. Measure as you cut, placing about 15 cups of watermelon into a plastic storage container and freeze for several hours. You may have leftover watermelon, depending on size. Reserve for other use. 2. In a small pot, mix and heat sugar and lime juice, stirring, until sugar is melted. Refrigerate until cold. A bowl of different melons will add color to your meal. Cantaloupes are in season now, and honey dews arrive late summer. Cut into cubes, along with watermelon, and serve as salad or dessert. Or, slice onto a decorative platter. Pretty, healthful and delicious!

3. When watermelon is frozen, place in a food processor and puree. Mix in sugar-lime juice mixture and mint. 4. Place in an ice cream freezer and follow manufacturer’s directions. This will only take 10 or 15 minutes since watermelon has been previously frozen. Serve as soon as frozen in decorative glasses such as martini glasses. Makes 6 servings.



A Summer’s Reward The Trellis—The Cocktail by Tim McNally


New Orleans’ July is not so manic, not so distressing. This year we have all paid a dear price for the journey and we have arrived at a season not usually associated with rewards. Still, our home area does a better job with nature’s beauty than many places. Pretty much to our west all the way to the Pacific Ocean the intensity of the sun will turn all plant growth from a verdant green to a lighter shade of brown. Here in New Orleans, we can take our plant material and turn them into cocktails. We are so good at what we do best. Alan Walter, award-winning “Mixologist of the Year,” so named by this publication, has taken his penchant to shop in his own garden, and brought us the creative Well-Hung Trellis cocktail. Satisfaction with two art forms, gardening and creating refreshing cocktails, is gratification achieved.

The Well-Hung Trellis 1.5 oz. Dimmi Liquore di Milano (rhubarb, ginseng, licorice, vanilla, bitter orange, peach and apricot blossoms) 0.75 oz. Genevieve Genever Style Gin 0.75 oz. Fresh-squeezed lime juice 0.5 oz. Simple syrup As desired, fresh garden herbs, such as dill, lemon thyme, and pineapple sage Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice, with fresh cut herbs. Go slow when adding herbs, tasting frequently. Double strain and serve up in stemmed cocktail glass. No ice. Dress with more herbs. As created and served by Alan Walter, Loa Bar, International House Hotel, 221 Camp St., 553-9550, IHHotel.com.





BYWATER H Pizza Delicious, 617 Piety St., 6768482, PizzaDelicious.com. Authentic New York-style thin crust pizza is the reason to come to this affordable restaurant, that also offers excellent salads sourced from small farms and homemade pasta dishes. Outdoor seating a plus. $ CARROLLTON Breads on Oak, 8640 Oak St., 324-8271, BreadsOnOak.com. Artisan bakeshop tucked away near the levee on Oak St. serves breads, breakfast, sandwiches, 100 percent vegan. $ CITY PARK Café NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Cir., NO Museum of Art, 482-1264, CafeNoma.com. Sleek bar and café in the ground floor of museum offers a thoughtful array of snacks, sandwiches and small plates that are sure to enchant, with a kids’ menu to boot. $ CBD/WAREHOUSE DISTRICT H BH Steak, Harrah’s Casino, 8 Canal St., 533-6111, HarrahsNewOrleans.com. Acclaimed chef John Besh reinterprets the classic steakhouse with his signature contemporary Louisiana flair. $$$$$ H Borgne, 601 Loyola Ave., 613-3860, BorgneRestaurant.com. Coastal Louisiana with an emphasis on Isleños cuisine (descendants of Canary Islanders who settled in St. Bernard Parish) is the focus of this high-volume destination adjacent to the Superdome. $$$ H Cochon, 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 5882123, CochonRestaurant.com. Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski feature Cajun and Southern cuisine. Boudin and other pork dishes reign supreme, along with Louisiana seafood and real moonshine Reservations recommended. $$ H Desi Vega’s Steakhouse, 628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600, DesiVegaSteaks.com. USDA Prime steaks form the base of this menu, but Italian specialties and a smattering of locally inspired seafood dishes round out the appeal. $$$ H Domenica, The Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-6020, DomenicaRestaurant. com. Authentic, regional Italian cuisine. The menu of thin, lightly topped pizzas, artisanal salumi and cheese, and a carefully chosen selection of antipasti, pasta and entrées features locally raised products. $$$$ Emeril’s, 800 Tchoupitoulas St., 528-9393, EmerilsRestaurants.com. The flagship of superstar chef Emeril Lagasse’s culinary empire, this landmark attracts pilgrims from all over the world. $$$$$ H Herbsaint, 701 St. Charles Ave., 5244114, Herbsaint.com. Enjoy a sophisticated cocktail before sampling chef Donald Link’s menu that melds contemporary bistro fare with classic Louisiana cuisine. The banana brown butter tart is a favorite dessert. $$$$$ H La Boca, 870 Tchoupitoulas St., 5258205, LaBocaSteaks.com. This Argentine steakhouse specializes in cuts of meat along with pastas and wines. Specials include the provoleta appetizer and the Vacio flank steak. $$$ H Lüke, 333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840, LukeNewOrleans.com. Germanic specialties and French bistro classics, house-made pâtés and plateaux of cold, fresh seafood. $$$ Mother’s, 401 Poydras St., 523-9656, Moth6 2 JULY 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM


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ersRestaurant.net. Locals and tourists alike endure long lines to enjoy iconic dishes such as the Ferdi poor boy and Jerry’s jambalaya. Come for a late lunch to avoid the rush. $$ Palace Café, 605 Canal St., 523-1661, PalaceCafe.com. Cassic New Orleans restaurant, the Dickie Brennan and Palace Cafe team evolve traditional Creol dishes. Enjoy specialty cocktails and small plates at the Black Duck Bar. $$$ H Pêche, 800 Magazine St., 522-1744, PecheRestaurant.com. Award-winning southern-inspired seafood destination by Chef Donald Link serves whole roasted Gulf fish from its massive, wood-burning oven, and an excellent raw bar. $$$ H Red Gravy, 125 Camp St., 561-8844, RedGravy.com. Farm-to-table brunch restaurant offers a creative array of items such as Cannoli Pancakes and Skillet Cakes, as well as delectable sandwiches and more. Homemade pastas and authentic Tuscan specialties round out the menu. $$ H Restaurant August, 301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777, RestaurantAugust.com. James Beard Award-winning menu is based on classical techniques of Louisiana cuisine and produce with a splash of European flavor set in an historic carriage warehouse. $$$$$ Rock-N-Sake, 823 Fulton St., 581-7253, RockNSake.com. Fresh sushi and contemporary takes on Japanese favorites in an upbeat, casual setting. $$$ Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099, RuthsChris.com. Filet mignon, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin are the most popular dishes at this steak institution. There are also great seafood choices and top-notch desserts. $$$$$ The Grill Room, Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., 522-6000, GrillRoomNewOrleans.com. Modern American cuisine with a distinctive New Orleans flair, the adjacent Polo Club Lounge offers live music nightly. Jazz Brunch on Sunday. $$$$$ Tommy’s Cuisine, 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103, TommysNewOrleans.com. Classic Creole-Italian cuisine is the name of the game at this upscale eatery. Appetizers include the namesake oysters Tommy, baked in the shell with Romano cheese, pancetta and roasted red pepper. $$$$$ CENTRAL CITY Café Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157, CafeReconcile.org. Good food for a great cause, this nonprofit on the burgeoning OCH corridor helps train at-risk youth for careers in the food service industry. $$

H Arnaud’s, 813 Bienville St., 523-5433, ArnaudsRestaurant.com. Waiters in tuxedos prepare Café Brûlot tableside at this storied Creole grande dame; live jazz during Sun. brunch. $$$$$ Arnaud’s Remoulade, 309 Bourbon St., 523-0377, Remoulade.com. Home of the eclectic menu of famous shrimp Arnaud, red beans and rice and poor boys as well as specialty burgers, grilled all-beef hot dogs and thin-crust pizza. $$ Antoine’s, 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422, Antoines.com. This pinnacle of haute cuisine and birthplace of oysters Rockefeller is New Orleans’ oldest restaurant. (Every item is à la carte, with an $11 minimum.) Private dining rooms available. $$$$$ Antoine’s Annex, 513 Royal St., 525-8045, Antoines.com/Antoines-Annex. Serves French pastries, including individual baked Alaskas, ice cream and gelato, as well as panini, salads and coffee. Delivery available. BB King’s Blues Club, 1104 Decatur St., 934-5464, BBKings.com/new-orleans. New Orleans outpost of music club named for the famed blues musician with a menu loaded with BBQ and southern specialties. Live music and late hours are a big part of the fun. $$$ Bayou Burger, 503 Bourbon St., 529-4256, SportsBarNewOrleans.com. Sports bar in the thick of Bourbon Street scene distinguishes its fare with choices like Crawfish Beignets and Gator Bites. $$ Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 5220111, BourbonHouse.com. Local seafood, featured in both classic and contemporary dishes, is the focus of this New Orleans-centric destination. And yes, bourbon is offered as well. $$$ Bayona, 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455, Bayona.com. Chef Susan Spicer’s nationally acclaimed cuisine is served in this 200-yearold cottage. Ask for a seat on the romantic patio, weather permitting. $$$$$ Brennan’s, 417 Royal St., 525-9711, Brennansneworleans.com. Innovative Cerole menu borrows influences from French and Spanish ancestry with modern updates and distinct seasonal offerings. $$$$ Broussard’s, 819 Conti St., 581-3866, Broussards.com. Creole-French institution also offers beautiful courtyard seating. $$$$ H Cane & Table, 1113 Decatur St., 5811112, CaneAndTableNola.com. Open late, this chef-driven rustic colonial cuisine with rum and “proto-Tiki” cocktails make this a fun place to gather. $$

FAUBOURG ST. JOHN H Café Degas, 3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635, CafeDegas.com. Salad Niçoise, Hanger steak and frites are served in a lovely enclosed courtyard at this jewel of a French bistro. $$

Chartres House, 601 Chartres St., 5868383, ChartresHouse.com. This iconic French Quarter bar serves terrific Mint Juleps and Gin Fizzes in its picturesque courtyard and balcony settings. Also famous for its fried green tomatoes and other local favorite dishes. $$$

H 1000 Figs, 3141 Ponce De Leon St., 3010848, 1000Figs.com. Vegetarian-friendly offshoot of the Fat Falafel Food Truck offers a healthy farm-to-table alternative to cookiecutter Middle Eastern places. $$

Court of Two Sisters, 613 Royal St., 5227261, CourtOfTwoSisters.com. The historic environs make for a memorable outdoor dining experience. The famous daily Jazz Brunch buffet and classic Creole dishes sweeten the deal. $$$$$

FRENCH QUARTER Acme Oyster House, 724 Iberville St., 5225973, AcmeOyster.com. Known as one of the best places to eat oysters. $$

Criollo, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 681-4444, CriolloNola.com. Next to the famous Carousel Bar in the historic Monteleone

Hotel, Criollo represents an amalgam of the various Louisiana cultures, with a contemporary twist. $$$ Crazy Lobster, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 83, 569-3380, TheCrazyLobster. com. Boiled seafood and festive atmosphere come together at this seafood-centric destination overlooking the Mississippi River. Outdoor seating a plus. $$$ Creole Cookery, 508 Toulouse St., Suite C110, 524-9632, NewOrleansCreoleCookery. com. Crowd-pleasing destination in the French Quarter offers an expansive menu of Creole favorites and specialty cocktails served with New Orleans flair. $$$ Deanie’s Seafood, 841 Iberville St., 581-1316, Deanies.com. Louisiana seafood, baked, broiled, boiled and fried is the name of the game. Try the barbecue shrimp or towering seafood platters. $$$ H Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St., 522-0111, BourbonHouse.com. Classic Creole dishes, such as redfish on the halfshell, and an Oyster Bar. Its extensive bourbon menu will please aficionados. $$$$ Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, 716 Iberville St., 522-2467, DickieBrennansSteakhouse.com. Nationally recognized steakhouse serves USDA Prime steaks and local seafood. Validated Parking next door. $$$$ H Doris Metropolitan, 620 Chartres St., 267-3500, DorisMetropolitan.com. Innovative steakhouse plays with expectations and succeeds with modernist dishes like their Classified Cut and Beetroot Supreme. $$$$ El Gato Negro, 81 French Market Place, 525-9752, ElGatoNegroNola.com. Central Mexican cuisine along with hand-muddled mojitos and margaritas made with freshly squeezed juice. A weekend breakfast menu is an additional plus. $$ Galatoire’s, 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021, Galatoires.com. Friday lunches are a New Orleans tradition at this world-famous French-Creole grand dame. Tradition counts for everything here, and the crabmeat Sardou is delicious. Note: Jackets required for dinner and all day Sun. $$$$$ Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak, 215 Bourbon St., 335-3932, Galatoires33BarAndSteak. com. Steakhouse offshoot of the venerable Creole grande dame offers hand-crafted cocktails and classic steakhouse fare and inspired dishes. Reservations accepted. $$$ H GW Fins, 808 Bienville St., 581-FINS (3467), GWFins.com. Owners Gary Wollerman and twice chef of the year Tenney Flynn provide dishes at their seasonal peak. On a quest for unique variety, menu is printed daily. $$$$$ House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999, HouseOfBlues.com/NewOrleans. Good menu complements music in the main room. Worldfamous Gospel Brunch every Sunday. Patio seating available. $$ Irene’s Cuisine, 539 St. Philip St., 5298881. Long waits at the lively piano bar are part of the appeal of this Creole-Italian favorite beloved by locals. Try the oysters Irene and crabmeat gratin appetizers. $$$$ K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, 416 Chartres St., 596-2530, ChefPaul.com/KPaul. Paul

Prudhomme’s landmark restaurant helped introduce Cajun food to the nation. Lots of seasoning and bountiful offerings, along with reserved seating, make this a destination for locals and tourists alike. $$$$ H Kingfish, 337 Charters St., 598-5005, KingfishNewOrleans.com. Regionally inspired seafood dishes with carefully sourced ingredients and southern influence is the focus at this chef-driven French Quarter establishment. $$$ Muriel’s Jackson Square, 801 Chartres St., 568-1885, Muriels.com. Enjoy local classics while dining in the courtyard bar or any other room in this labyrinthine, rumored-to-be-haunted establishment. $$$$ Napoleon House, 500 Chartres St., 524-9752, NapoleonHouse.com. Originally built in 1797 as a respite for Napoleon, this family-owned European-style café serves local favorites gumbo, jambalaya and muffulettas. A Sazerac or Pimm’s Cup are perfect accompaniments. $ NOLA, 534 St. Louis St., 522-6652, EmerilsRestaurants.com/Nola-Restaurant. Emeril’s more affordable eatery, featuring cedar-plank-roasted redfish; private dining. $$$$$ Oceana Grill, 739 Conti St., 525-6002, OceanaGrill.com. Gumbo, poor boys and barbecue shrimp are served at this kidfriendly seafood destination. $$ Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro, 720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930, OrleansGrapevine.com. Wine is the muse at this bistro, which offers vino by the flight, glass and bottle. A classic menu with an empha-

sis on local cuisine. $$$ H Patrick’s Bar Vin, 730 Bienville St., 200-3180, PatricksBarVin.com. This oasis of a wine bar offers terrific selections by the bottle and glass. Small plates are served as well. $$ Port of Call, 838 Esplanade Ave., 5230120, PortOfCallNola.com. It is all about the big, meaty burgers and giant baked potatoes in this popular bar/restaurant – unless you’re cocktailing only, then it’s all about the Monsoons. $$ H Restaurant R’evolution, 777 Bienville St., 553-2277, RevolutionNola.com. An opulent place that combines the local flavors of chef John Folse with the cosmopolitan influence of chef Rick Tramonto. $$$$$ Red Fish Grill, 115 Bourbon St., 5981200, RedFishGrill.com. This vibrant, seafood-centric polished-casual landmark delivers innivative twists on casual New Orleans seasfood, including local favorites BBQ oysters and double chocolate bread pudding. $$$ Rib Room, Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis St., 529-7046, RibRoomNewOrleans.com. Old World elegance, house classic cocktails and a broad menu of prime rib, stunning seafood and on Sundays a jazz brunch. $$$ Royal House, 441 Royal St., 528-2601, RoyalHouseRestaurant.com. Sat and Sun. Poor boys, jambalaya and shrimp Creole are some of the favorites served here. Weekend breakfast and an oyster bar add to the crowd-pleasing appeal. $$$ SoBou, 310 Chartres St., 552-4095, SoBouNola.com. There is something for ev-

eryone at this “Modern Creole Saloon.” Decidedly unstuffy with an emphasis on craft cocktails and wines by the glass. Everything from $1 pork cracklins to an extravagant foie gras burger on an accomplished yet eclectic menus. $$ H Tableau, 616 S. Peter St., 934-3463, TableauFrenchQuarter.com. Gulf seafood such as Redfish Bienville and classic Creole brunch dishes like eggs Hussard are the highlights of this Dickie Brennan restaurant that shares space with Le Petite Théâtre. $$$

GARDEN DISTRICT Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221, CommandersPalace.com. The grande dame is going strong under the auspices of James Beard Award-winner chef Tory McPhail. Jazz Brunch is a great deal. $$$$ District Donuts Sliders Brew, 2209 Magazine Street, 570-6945, DonutsAndSliders.com. Creative sliders (hello, pork belly) and super-creative donuts (think root beer float) are the hallmarks of this nextgeneration café. $

H The Bistreaux, New Orleans Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 5868000, MaisonDupuy.com/dining.html. Dishes ranging from the casual (truffle mac and cheese) to the upscale (tuna tasting trio) are served in an elegant courtyard. $$

Hoshun Restaurant, 1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716, HoshunRestaurant.com. A wide variety of Asian cuisines, primarily dishes culled from China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. Private dining rooms available. $$

The Bombay Club, Prince Conti Hotel, 830 Conti St., 577-2237, TheBombayClub. com. Popular martini bar with plush British décor features live music during the week and late dinner and drinks on weekends. Nouveau Creole menu includes items such as Bombay drum. $$$$

H Mr. John’s Steakhouse, 2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697, MrJohnsSteakhouse.com. Wood paneling, white tile and USDA Prime Beef served sizzling in butter are the hallmarks of this classic New Orleans steakhouse. $$$

The Pelican Club, 312 Exchange Place, 523-1504, PelicanClub.com. Serves an eclectic mix of hip food, from the seafood “martini” to clay-pot barbecued shrimp and a trio of duck. Three dining rooms available. $$$$$ H Tujague’s, 823 Decatur St., 525-8676, TujaguesRestaurant.com. For more than 150 years this landmark restaurant has been offering Creole cuisine. Favorites include a nightly six-course table d’hôté menu featuring a unique beef brisket with Creole sauce. $$$$$

METAIRIE H Andrea’s Restaurant, 3100 19th St., 834-8583, AndreasRestaurant.com. Osso buco and homemade pastas in a setting that’s both elegant and intimate. $$$ Acme Oyster House, 3000 Veterans Blvd., 309-4056, AcmeOyster.com. Known as one of the best places to eat oysters. $$ Austin’s, 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., 8885533, AustinsNo.com. Mr. Ed’s upscale bistro serves contemporary Creole fare, including seafood and steaks. $$$ Boulevard American Bistro, 4241 Vet-


erans Memorial Blvd., 889-2301. Classic American cuisine including steaks, chops and more is augmented by regional favorites like Boulevard Oysters at this Metairie bistro. $$$ Caffe! Caffe! 3547 N. Hullen St., 2679190. & 4301 Clearview Parkway, 8854845. CaffeCaffe.com. Healthy, refreshing meal options, and gourmet coffee and espresso drinks create a tasteful retreat for Metairie diners at a reasonable price. $ Crabby Jack’s, 428 Jefferson Highway, 833-2722, CrabbyJacksNola.com. Outpost of Jacques-Imo’s. Famous for its fried seafood and poor boys including fried green tomatoes and roasted duck. $ Deanie’s Seafood, 1713 Lake Ave., 8314141, Deanies.com. Louisiana seafood, baked, broiled, boiled and fried, is the name of the game. Try the barbecue shrimp or towering seafood platters. $$$ Don’s Seafood, 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 889-1550, DonsSeafoodOnline.com. Metairie outpost of historic local seafood chain that dates from 1934. Features an array of Cajun and seafood classics like their original ‘Jacked Up’ Oysters and seafood platters. Don’t miss their happy hour specials. $$$ Drago’s, 3232 N. Arnoult Road, 888-9254, DragosRestaurant.com. This favorite specializes in charbroiled oysters, a dish they invented. Great deals on fresh lobster as well. $$$$ Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant, 1001 Live Oak St., 838-0022, AustinsNo. com. Neighborhood restaurant special-


izes in seafood and Italian offerings such as stuffed eggplant and bell pepper. Fried seafood and sandwiches make it a good stop for lunch. $$ Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 3633 Veterans Blvd., 888-3600, RuthsChris.com. Filet mignon, creamed spinach and potatoes au gratin are the most popular dishes at this steak institution, and great seafood choices and top-notch desserts. $$$$$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, 4411 Chastant St., 885-2984, Metairie, VicentsItalianCuisine.com. Snug Italian boîte packs them in, yet manages to remain intimate at the same time. The cannelloni is a house specialty. $$$ MID-CITY H Crescent City Steaks, 1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271, CrescentCitySteaks.com. One of the classic New Orleans steakhouses. Steaks, sides and drinks are what you get. $$$$ Five Happiness, 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935, FiveHappiness.com. This longtime Chinese favorite offers up an extensive menu including its beloved mu shu pork and house-baked duck. $$ Gracious Bakery + Café, 1000 S. Jeff Davis Parkway, Suite 100, 301-3709, GraciousBakery.com. Boutique bakery offers small-batch coffee, baked goods, individual desserts and sandwiches on breads made in-house. Catering options available. $ H Katie’s Restaurant and Bar, 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582, KatiesInMidCity. com. Creative poor boys, local dishes such as gumbo and Sunday brunch make this a neighborhood favorite. $$

H Liuzza’s, 3636 Bienville St., 482-9120, Liuzzas.com. Classic neighborhood joint serves favorites like the “Frenchuletta,” stuffed artichokes and andouille gumbo. Kid’s menu offered. $$ H Mandina’s, 3800 Canal St., 482-9179, MandinasRestaurant.com. Though the ambiance is more upscale, the food and seafood dishes make dining here a New Orleans experience. $$ H Mona’s Café, 3901 Banks St., 4827743. Middle Eastern specialties such as baba ganuj, beef or chicken shawarma, falafel and gyros. The lentil soup and desserts, such as sticky sweet baklava, round out the menu. $ H MoPho, 514 City Park Ave., 482-6845, MoPhoNola.com. Vietnamese cuisine meets southern Louisiana in this upscale casual hybrid by chef Michael Gulotta. Mix-andmatch pho and an interesting poor boy menu rounds out the appeal. $$$ Parkway Bakery and Tavern, 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047, ParkwayPoorBoys.com. Featured on national TV and having served poor boys to presidents, it stakes a claim to some of the best sandwiches in town. Their french fry version with gravy and cheese is a classic at a great price. $ Ralph’s On The Park, 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000, RalphsOnThePark.com. A modern interior and contemporary Creole dishes such as City Park salad, turtle soup, barbecue Gulf shrimp and good cocktails. $$$ H Toups’ Meatery, 845 N. Carrollton Ave., 252-4999, ToupsMeatery.com. Charcuterie, specialty cocktails and an exhaustive list of

excellent à la carte sides make this restaurant a carnivore’s delight. $$$ MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Café du Monde, CafeDuMonde.com. This New Orleans institution has been serving fresh café au lait, rich hot chocolate and positively addictive beignets since 1862 in the French Market 24/7. $ CC’s Coffee House, CCsCoffee.com. Coffeehouse specializing in coffee, espresso drinks and pastries. $ Copeland’s, CopelandsofNewOrleans.com. Al Copeland’s namesake chain includes favorites such as Shrimp Ducky. Popular for lunch. $$ Little Tokyo, LittleTokyoNola.com. Multiple locations of this popular Japanese sushi and hibachi chain make sure that there’s always a specialty roll within easy reach. $$ Martin Wine Cellar, MartinWineCellar.com. Wine by the glass or bottle to go with daily lunch specials, burgers, soups, salads and deli-style sandwiches. $ Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, MrEdsRestaurants.com/oyster-bar. A seafood lover’s paradise offers an array of favorites like shrimp Creole, crawfish etouffée, blackened redfish and more. A raw bar featuring gulf oysters both charbroiled and raw. $$$ Reginelli’s Pizzeria, Reginellis.com. Pizzas, pastas, salads, fat calzones and lofty focaccia sandwiches are at locations all over town. $$ H Ruby Slipper Café, TheRubySlipperCafe. net. Homegrown chain specializes in breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes with unique

local twists such as bananas Foster French toast and barbecue shrimp and grits. $$ Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill, ZeaRestaurants.com. Drawing from a wide range of worldly influences, this popular spot serves a variety of grilled items, appetizers, salads, side dishes, seafood, pasta and other entrées. Catering services available. $$$ RIVERBEND H Boucherie, 1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-5514, Boucherie-Nola.com. Serving contemporary Southern food with an international angle, chef Nathaniel Zimet offers excellent ingredients presented simply. $$ Brigtsen’s, 723 Dante St., 861-7610, Brigtsens.com. Chef Frank Brigtsen’s nationally famous Creole cuisine makes this cozy cottage a true foodie destination. $$$$$

curated small plates, inventive cocktails and select wines are the focus of this stylish offshoot of John Harris’s nationally acclaimed Lilette. $$ Camellia Grill, 626 S. Carrollton Ave., 309-2679. A venerable diner whose essential character has remained intact and many of the xoriginal waiters have returned. Credit cards are now accepted. $ Casamento’s, 4330 Magazine St., 895-9761, CasamentosRestaurant.com. The family-owned restaurant has shucked oysters and fried seafood since 1919; closed during summer and for all major holidays. $$ Clancy’s, 6100 Annunciation St., 8951111, ClancysNewOrleans.com. Their Creole-inspired menu has been a favorite of locals for years. $$$

H Carrollton Market, 8132 Hampson St., 252-9928, CarrolltonMarket.com. Modern Southern cuisine manages to be both fun and refined at this tasteful boîte. $$$

H Coquette, 2800 Magazine St., 2650421, CoquetteNola.com. The food is French in inspiration and technique, with added imagination from the chefs. $$$

UPPER 9TH WARD St. Roch Market, 2381 St. Claude Ave., 615-6541, StRochMarket.com. Historic St. Claude Marketplace with open dining space houses a broad collection of independent eateries including craft cocktails and more. $$

H Gautreau’s, 1728 Soniat St., 8997397, GautreausRestaurant.com. Upscale destination serves refined interpretations of classics.

UPTOWN Audubon Clubhouse, 6500 Magazine St., 212-5282, AudubonInstitute.org. B, A kidfriendly menu with local tweaks and a casually upscale sandwich and salad menu. $$ Bouligny Tavern, 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810, BoulignyTavern.com. Carefully

H La Crêpe Nanou, 1410 Robert St., 8992670, LaCrepeNanou.com. Classic French bistro fare, including terrific moules and decadent dessert crêpes, are served nightly at this neighborhood institution. $$$ La Petite Grocery, 4238 Magazine St., 891-3377, LaPetiteGrocery.com. Elegant dining in a convivial atmosphere. The menu is heavily French-inspired with an emphasis on technique. $$$

Lilette, 3637 Magazine St., 895-1636, LiletteRestaurant.com. Chef John Harris’ innovative menu draws discerning diners to this highly regarded bistro. Desserts are wonderful as well. $$$$$ H Magasin, 4201 Magazine St., 8967611, MagasinCafe.com. Pho, banh mi and vegetarian options are offered at this attractive and budget-friendly Vietnamese restaurant. Café sua da is available as well. $ Pascal’s Manale, 1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877, PascalsManale.com. A neighborhood favorite since 1913 and the place to go for the creation of barbecued shrimp. Its oyster bar serves freshly shucked Louisiana oysters and the Italian specialties and steaks are also solid. $$$$ H Patois, 6078 Laurel St., 895-9441, PatoisNola.com. French food, with influences from across the Mediterranean as well as the American South, all filtered through the talent of chef Aaron Burgau. Reservations recommended. $$$ Pizza Domenica, 4933 Magazine St., 3014978, PizzaDomenica.com. A pizza centric spinoff of the popular Restaurant Domenica brings Neapolitan-style pies to Uptown. Excellent salads and charcuterie boards are offered as well. $$ H Shaya, 4213 Magazine St., 891-4213, ShayaRestaurant.com. James Beard Awardwinning menu pays homage to Israel at this contemporary Israeli hotspot. $$$ H The Company Burger, 4600 Freret St., 267-0320, TheCompanyBurger.com. Custom-baked butter-brushed buns and fresh-ground beef patties make all the

difference at this excellent burger hotspot. Draft beer and craft cocktails round out the appeal. $ The Delachaise, 3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858, TheDelaichaise.com. Cuisine elevated to the standards of the libations is the draw at this lively wine bar and gastropub. Food is grounded in French bistro fare with eclectic twists. $$ H Upperline, 1413 Upperline St., 8919822, Upperline.com. Consummate hostess JoAnn Clevenger presents this nationally heralded favorite. The oft-copied fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade originated here. $$$$ Ye Olde College Inn, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683, CollegeInn1933.com. Serves up classic fare, albeit with a few upscale dishes peppering the menu. $$$ Vincent’s Italian Cuisine, 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313, VicentsItalianCuisine.com. Snug Italian boîte packs them in yet manages to remain intimate at the same time. The cannelloni is a house specialty. $$$ WAREHOUSE DISTRICT Lucy’s, 710 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995, LucysRetiredSurfers.com. Island-themed oasis with a menu that cherry-picks tempting dishes from across the globe’s tropical latitudes. Popular for lunch, and the afterwork crowds stay into the wee hours. $

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End of Summer Travel


fter being cooped up all spring and into summer, New Orleans residents are ready to hit the road and find a little escape. There’s still time to soak up the summer sun along the Gulf Coast or venture out for a weekend or day trip to do some sight-seeing and unwind. For beach goers, choices abound from amenity-loaded hotels and resorts to vacation homes and condos sized to your family’s needs. Meanwhile, take a trip to the fascinating nooks of Louisiana and see history come to life through tours at historic sites or leisurely walks through historic neighborhoods with a cold beverage in hand. Mississippi also offers charming destinations a short drive away with an option for lake-side vacation homes that offer a fun getaway year-round. Take advantage of the last days of summer by exploring any of the countless travel destinations a simple car-ride away. The Gulf South is a treasure trove of unique destinations and landscapes that await curious minds and adventuresome explorers ready to experience a little something different. TRAVEL RESOURCES AAA 24/7 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

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Alabama’s beaches are open and ready to welcome you back when the time is right. The state’s 32 miles of sugar-white sand coastline are spacious, allowing for your family to have plenty of fun in the sun while maintaining a safe distance from other beachgoers. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach also provide plenty of off-the-beach activities like kayaking, biking, fishing and golfing that are perfect ways to get some fresh air and experience a change of scenery. The area’s restaurants, attractions and lodging partners are working diligently to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both locals and visitors by following state and CDC guidelines, implementing new policies, and offering unique services. Alabama misses you and can’t wait to create new memories together when the coast calls you back. For more information, call 877-341-2400 or visit Gulfshores.com/back-to-the-beach. THE LODGE AT GULF STATE PARK, A HILTON HOTEL

Unlike regular beach hotels cluttered together along the coast, The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel is a unique destination on the Alabama

SPONSORED Gulf Coast with nature at its doorstep. Located within the beautiful 6,150acre Gulf State Park, The Lodge at Gulf State Park provides refreshing accommodations with direct beach access, four dining options, 40,000 square feet of flexible event space, and miles of beach trails with the pristine coastal scenery of this natural wildlife habitat. During your stay, you’ll connect with the outdoors on a whole new level. And in doing so, you’ll be helping in the hotel’s conservation efforts to restore and maintain the beauty of this truly distinctive property. Each of the 350 non-smoking guest rooms, including 20 suites, weave comfort and sustainability with a contemporary flair. All rooms bring the outdoors in by providing guests views of either The Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby/Gulf State Park. At The Lodge at Gulf State Park, doing nothing is really something. Book your summer or fall getaway today by visiting LodgeatGulfStatePark.com.

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Make the most of the summer travel season with an escape to Pensacola Beach, Florida, and the properties of Premier Island Management Group. Situated just a few hours outside of New Orleans along the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Island National Seashore, this collection of vacation rentals includes beach homes, condos, and the acclaimed skyhomes of Portofino Island Resort where families enjoy the perfect balance of indulgence, natural beauty, and adventure. Northwest Florida’s premier beach vacation experience offers an abundance of open space and countless opportunities to enjoy nature: explore the Santa Rosa Sound on a kayak or paddleboard, surf the emerald green waters of the Gulf, soar through the sky under a parasail, or board Portofino I and watch curious dolphins play in the bay. Guests of all ages will enjoy time spent at a Premier Island property. More than just another summer vacation, this will be one to remember for a lifetime. Discover yours at PremierIsland.com or call 866-966-1420.

In 1877 (post-Civil War), the story of St. Joseph’s Plantation’s current family began when Joseph Waguespack purchased the plantation. Joseph’s descendants, the Waguespack and Simon families, have kept this sugarcane farm thriving for over 135 years, operating the plantation with over 1,000 acres planted. Visit and learn about the sugarcane industry and its regional significance. Additionally, see where scenes from All The King’s Men, Skeleton Key, 12 Years a Slave, Underground, Queen Sugar, the remake of Roots, and four-time Oscar nominee Mudbound were filmed. Visit StJosephPlantation.com, or call 225-265-4078. WINDSOR COURT HOTEL


A visit to the Vidalia/Natchez area is incomplete without experiencing all facets of the Delta lifestyle: gracious town homes of the Natchez elite and the cottonfields that created the area’s wealth. Explore Louisiana history and music with an experience unlike any classroom— take an unforgettable trip to Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, a Rand McNally “Must-See Site.” Professional videos, voices of former slaves, trials and triumphs of freedom, music originating in the cotton fields, and today’s high-tech operation are why visitors comment that Frogmore is the highlight of their trip to Natchez/Vidalia. The guided tour includes eight of the 19 historical buildings on site, including a National Register steam cotton gin, furnished cabins, a hand-hewn church, and an authentic plantation store. The 1800-acre working plantation and computerized cotton gin offers a number of individual tours and specialty group tours, including “Cotton, Then & Now,” “Delta Music,” “Plantation Civil War,” “Christmas on the Plantation,” and School Tours. From September 15 through October 31, the cotton harvest will be underway, a sight to see. For information, visit FrogrmorePlantation.com. ST. JOSEPH PLANTATION

Take a walk through time as you enjoy a glimpse into the lives of fascinating people who have called St. Joseph Plantation home. Learn about the Priestly family and grandson H. H. Richardson, who was born at St. Joseph and became one of America’s most important architects of the 19th century. Explore the story of Valcour Aime, known as “The Louis XIV of Louisiana,” and his two daughters, Felicite and Josephine, to whom he gave St. Joseph Plantation and neighboring Felicity Plantation. Discover the stories of the enslaved that lived here and the work they did.

An elegant escape in the heart of a legendary city, Windsor Court Hotel offers the quintessential New Orleans experience. Committed to classic luxury with contemporary comforts and anticipatory service, the property features 316 spacious guest rooms and suites, all of which embrace the abounding beauty with sweeping views of the Mississippi River or city skyline from private balconies or bay windows and provide guests with enough room to spread out and relax, making it the perfect escape. Guests need not even leave this urban oasis as Windsor Court offers a number of on-site amenities, including a museum-worthy art collection valued at more than $10 million, the nationally recognized Grill Room, a classic cocktail lounge, and a 65-foot saltwater pool with a cabana-style bar. With a central location just steps from the French Quarter, Windsor Court encompasses the full range of what it means to be in New Orleans. For more information, call 833-862-1463 or visit WindsorCourtHotel.com.


Big Bay Lake is a one-of-a-kind planned community on one of Mississippi›s largest private recreational lakes. Located just outside of Hattiesburg, and only 90 minutes from New Orleans, Big Bay Lake blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Waterfront homesites are available for building custom homes and retreats starting at $70,000 and several resale homes are usually available for immediate purchase. Both the homes and homesites within this community provide unique opportunities to create the perfect home or weekend getaway. It’s time to relax, unplug, make memories and create new traditions at Big Bay Lake. Whether you are a boating or fishing enthusiast or just a family who loves to make a big splash, Big Bay Lake is simply about the lure of the water. Come enjoy sun-kissed, fun-filled days at Big Bay MYNEWORLEANS.COM JULY 2020 6 7


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Summer Specials


rom delicious chef-inspired dinners with friends to smallgroup activities, weekend getaways, new seasonal clothes, or a fresh move or home update, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy this summer with new experiences across New Orleans. Make your summer special while staying safe and socially distant with the following experiences, each uniquely Louisiana. An abundance of good cooking— from fresh seafood dishes to steaks and over-stuffed poboys—means it’s time to get out of the kitchen and let someone else do the work. Meanwhile, activities like taking swim lessons and entertaining tours or reading a new novel can add adventure to your day. Enjoy a little retail therapy and support local brands while expanding your wardrobe. Perhaps the summer’s a good time to make that move to a different neighborhood or work on a home project. Or, a little staycation in the French Quarter could provide the perfect night away from the kids. Take advantage of special offers and offerings, and make time for summer fun today.



Located at 701 S. Peters Street in the Warehouse District, Briquette is a celebrated seafood destination from restaurateur Anna Tusa, Owner of New Orleans Creole Cookery. With Briquette, Tusa puts seafood and contemporary coastal cuisine at the center of the dining experience. As the name indicates, the restaurant features a large charcoal grill to highlight the fresh coastal flavors. The menu emphasizes a variety of fresh fish and seafood, including whole grilled fish. Other flavorful menu items include aged beef, pastas, pork, and more. The bar at Briquette features a curated wine list to accompany the menu along with specialty, hand-crafted cocktails with fresh local ingredients. Add delicious food to your summer enjoyment and spend some time with friends and family at Briquette. Following the stay-at-home orders, Briquette has been cleaned by Covid Cleaning using the PurTec System, which kills the virus up to 90 days. The restaurant is following all social distancing guidelines, and all staff are masked and gloved. Briquette is open Thursday through Sunday, from 3 – 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, visit Briquette online at Briquette-nola.com or on Facebook.



Taste the rich history of New Orleans this season by going to Pascal’s Manale, home of the original BBQ Shrimp. Founded in 1913, this New Orleans tradition is now owned and operated by the Ray Brandt family and still serves the classic dishes for which it’s been famous for decades. A blend of Italian and Creole, Pascal’s Manale’s menu includes New Orleans and Italian favorites, steaks, and seafood dishes. Start your night with raw oysters from the oyster bar before indulging in the succulent BBQ shrimp. The Veal Gambero and Fish Pascal have flavors all their own while also incorporating the richness of the BBQ Shrimp and its sauce. Other Pascal’s Manale favorites include the Oysters Bienville, baked oysters topped with a mushroom, shrimp, and bacon dressing, or the Combination Pan Roast, oysters, crabmeat, and shrimp chopped in a blend of parsley, green onions, and seasonings baked with a topping of breadcrumbs and butter. Dinner is available Tuesday through Saturday, 4 – 9 p.m., and Pascal’s Manale is open for lunch Thursday and Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. For reservations, call 504-895-4877 or visit them at PascalsManale.com. PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN

For over 100 years, Parkway Bakery and Tavern has been a staple provider of delicious, locally produced foods, and today, Parkway is known as the go-to place for New Orleans’s signature sandwich—the poor boy. Locally owned since 1911, Parkway has survived major floods and economic shifts, including the Great Depression. This summer, make it a tradition to dine with friends and family at one of New Orleans’s most famous and historical sandwich shops. With over 25 different poor boys, ranging from fried shrimp, sausage, ham and alligator to their famous slow-cooked roast beef and the original French fry poor boy, there’s a sandwich for any appetite. Situated at the corner of Hagan & Toulouse in Mid-City, right on Bayou St. John, Parkway’s poor boys and ambiance create a dining experience unlike any other. Decorated with memorabilia from Parkway’s early days, the historical neighborhood atmosphere is great for reminiscing with friends and family. Parkway’s current hours are changing and growing as its team returns to work. Check the latest online at ParkwayPoorboys.com, and call in for quick, easy pick-up at Parkway’s new and convenient call-in window 504-482-3047. GALATOIRE’S

Galatoire’s is ready to welcome you back. Visit the French Quarter fixture on Bourbon Street to once again celebrate any momentous occasion, big or small. Stop by for a festive Friday lunch—with Executive Chef Phillip Lopez at the helm, the cuisine has never been tastier. In its fifth generation, it is the Galatoire family and descendants who have carried the tradition of New Orleans’ fine dining restaurants and influenced its evolution. Celebrating 115 years in 2020, its culinary customs have been preserved with little change throughout the decades. From world famous New Orleans cuisine to impeccable service, every aspect of your dining experience will reflect the traditional meals guests have enjoyed at Galatoire’s for generations. Stop by today for an unforgettable experience filled with creole-inspired French fare, fresh local ingredients, and stellar hospitality guests have come to know and love. For reservations and additional information, visit Galatoires.com or call 504-525-2021.


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French Quarter Phantoms Ghost & Vampire Tours are fun for visitors and locals alike. Listed as #5 in TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Ghost Tours in the World, their tours should be on everyone’s “Must Do” list. Grab a cocktail and walk along with their Master Story Tellers for a lot of great laughs and chills up your spine. Their fun, exuberant guides are passionate about entertaining guests. Year-round tours begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly and are appropriate for all ages. For daytime adventures, explore St Louis #1 Cemetery, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily, or walk amidst shady live oaks and grand houses on a tour of the Garden District available at 10 a.m. daily. For adults-only fun, try Saints & Sinners, a dirty little French Quarter history tour beginning at 1 p.m. daily. French Quarter Phantoms offers a variety of tours throughout the day and evening. Pick your favorite, grab your friends, and have some fun. Online discounts are available through FrenchQuarterPhantoms.com. For more information, call 504-666-8300. LOVE SWIMMING

There’s nothing like splashing or relaxing in cool waters under the summer sun, and knowing how to swim is paramount to your family’s safety in the water. Through safe, small classes, Love Swimming provides swimmers with a strong foundation for a lifetime of love and respect for the water. Students of all ages are taught by a team of professionals who are passionate about teaching swimming in a way that is fun and confidence building. As Love Swimming returns to the water post-quarantine, please know that its team has your family’s safety in mind and is taking every precaution and protocol advised by the CDC, USA Swimming, The American Swimming Coaches Association, and numerous other reputable sources. Please remember that swimming is the best exercise for babies, kids, and adults. Love Swimming offers year-round classes unaffected by rain and uses heated pools that keep swimmers warm and comfortable. Comfort is key to accelerating the learning process and developing strong safety skills safely and quickly. Begin your swimming adventures by starting lessons now. Call 504-891-4662 or visit LoveSwimming.com. JEFFERSON PARISH

Jefferson Parish is the new 101,000-word work of literary fiction by author Michael W. Hull. More than a Southern novel, Jefferson Parish is a story of family, by blood or otherwise, and a story of friendship and racial intolerance. Most of all, it’s a story of forgiveness. Jefferson Parish follows the life of young Louisiana native Matthew

SPONSORED Laurent as he comes to terms with the death of his older brother and makes an unexpected new friend in Jamal, a black boy new to the parish. While age and careers eventually lead to achievements away from Jefferson Parish, the two learn that nothing in life is free—there are always prices to be paid. When Matthew returns to the parish to confront his wounds, he soon realizes he’s in store for more than he bargained for. While some people are willing to change and face difficult truths, others simply are not. Jefferson Parish is available now on Amazon and at MichaelWHull.com.


For 50 years, locally based Auraluz has offered its children’s clothing, including its own Auraluz signature, hand-embroidered clothing brand. Auraluz is a one-stop-shop with items perfect for all occasions. Product offerings range from kitchen tools and home accessories to candles, locally themed items, personal care, dolls, plush, books and toys. You’ll also find one of the largest selections of Maison Berger/ Lampe Berger fragrance products at Auraluz. Centrally located in Metairie, just one block from Clearview and West Esplanade, Auraluz occupies a freestanding building with plenty of parking, which makes it a great spot for stress-free shopping. Auraluz also offers easy online ordering through ShopAuraluz.com (with baby-bridal-gift registry), convenient store pick-up, and virtual/private shopping appointments. The store is open 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Auraluz is located at 4408 Shores Drive in Metairie. For more information, call 504-888-3313 or visit ShopAuraluz.com. PERLIS

Stop by Perlis clothing in Uptown New Orleans, the French Quarter, Mandeville, and Baton Rouge—all stores are open. Perlis is known for its large variety of southern clothing for men, women, and boys. Right now, take advantage of Perlis’s summer sale of up to 50 percent off of select branded and Crawfish items. For 80 years, Perlis has been committed to complete customer satisfaction and unparalleled service, including complimentary lifetime expert alterations. “We are constantly seeking out the most classic, well-made garments available to put on our shelves,” says Bebe Rafferty, Marketing Coordinator. “We carry designer brands, made-to-measure items, and our crawfish logo collection all year round.” Perlis also carries exclusive New Orleans novelty belts, cufflinks, ties, and other cufflinks that you can only find in its stores. The men’s formal wear sales and rental department is renowned for proper dress and a wide selection. Ample off-street parking is available at all locations. Visit Perlis.com.


Set in the vibrant and stylish Mid-City and just steps away from the Lafitte Greenway, Lumina Apartments offers luxurious living spaces with sleek, modern amenities. Both one- and two-bedroom floor plans feature high ceilings and contemporary finishes, with designer touches including vinyl plank floors, spacious walk-in closets, pendant lighting and granite countertops. In addition to top-quality living, Lumina invites residents to indulge in the rich culture of the surrounding city with community and social spaces. These exquisite features range from a resortinspired pool and 24-hour wellness center to a clubroom and a

lounge, while additional perks like a dog-washing station, covered bike racks, and package lockers ensure convenience and easy living. With popular restaurants, bars and retail shops just a short walk away, Lumina is nestled in the heart of a thriving and active community. For more information and to set up an in-person or virtual tour, visit LuminaMidCity.com. THE DELANEAUX APARTMENTS

All the luxury and amenities of Mid-City’s Lumina are coming soon to the Lower Garden District with The Delaneaux Apartments. This modern living community is designed to cater to your busy schedule and to ensure comfort, convenience and relaxation when you return home. Chef-inspired kitchens feature sleek, stainless steel appliances and custom island dining tables, and each floor plan is accented with contemporary finishes that set these spaces above all the rest. Amenities unique to The Delaneaux include a movie theater, a grand two-story clubroom and a resort-inspired pool, allowing residents to savor the rich history of their neighborhood whether inside their apartments or spending time with neighbors in communal spaces. The elegance of these spaces combines the beauty, distinction, and originality that make New Orleans an exceptional place to live with modern comforts and exquisite touches that create an unrivaled residential experience. For more information or to sign up for the VIP waiting list, call 504-841-9900 or email delaneauxmgr@ greystar.com today. SOUTHERN REFINISHING

With Southern Refinishing, you don’t get a contractor—you get a family. Southern Refinishing offers more than 40 years of experience in bathroom and kitchen reglazing projects for customers in the Gulf South. In addition to saving homeowners the cost of replacing their bathroom and kitchen fixtures, the company’s goal is to make every customer’s experience as comfortable and painless as possible. They know how stressful it can be to have a contractor disrupting your personal space, so the company works to minimize disruption throughout the remodeling process. From tile walls, countertops, and sinks to fiberglass and acrylic tub repairs and tub/shower conversions to clawfoot tubs, Southern Refinishing has the equipment and expertise to work with any fixture. A local New Orleans company, Southern Refinishing is experienced with both small and large jobs, from residential homes to commercial projects such as hotels. Get a customized quote today by calling 504-348-1770. Visit SouthernRefinishing.com for a gallery of projects and additional information.


Enjoy a French Quarter Fling at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans and experience world class cuisine, unique shopping, and authentic cultural excursions in one of the nation’s most fascinating cities. When you use promo code “FQF” and book this special, you will save big with rates starting from $149 per night on both weekdays and weekends. This package includes complimentary parking and accommodations in Royal Sonesta Hotel’s freshly appointed guestrooms. Whether you adventure out to experience the locale or stay on property to soak in the sun by the hotel’s outdoor heated swimming pool and Oasis pool bar, you will be sure to make the most out of your summer getaway. Visit Sonesta.com/RoyalNewOrleans to book now (promo code: FQF). Terms and conditions apply, and promo is based on availability. The Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans looks forward to welcoming you. • MYNEWORLEANS.COM JULY 2020 7 1


Senior Care


eniors in the community are now facing more challenges than ever, which means resources and safe solutions to health and living issues are of utmost importance. Aging adults and their families have a variety of options for services, from in-home care and hospice to rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers, pharmacies, and more. During the pandemic, service providers across the region are finding ways to safely care for area seniors and meet their health and independence needs, ensuring your loved one gets the care and respect they deserve while enjoying and active, healthy, and fulfilling life. When it’s time to explore options for in-home assistance, new medications or procedures, or to begin planning for end-of-life care and arrangements, there are compassionate caregivers, healthcare professionals, and other service providers ready to walk your family through each and every step.



Home Care Solutions specializes in compassionate in-home care, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s care, and Aging Life Care Management™ services to help your elderly loved ones extend their independence at home. Their private caregivers are committed to providing the highest quality of care, keeping loved ones safe and comfortable while giving families peace of mind. Caregivers are carefully matched to meet both your loved one’s needs and personality. Care Managers navigate the care of your loved ones with expertise and heart and are experienced advocates with creative solutions for complex situations and all care concerns. Care Managers’ familiarity with local resources saves you time and often saves you money while their compassionate understanding of the aging process relieves you of unnecessary distress.


Home Care Solutions is a member of the Home Care Association of America and Aging Life Care Association™ and is locally owned and operated in the Greater New Orleans area. Call 504-828-0900 or visit HomeCareNewOrleans.com. Home Care Solutions would be honored to assist your family in navigating the intricacy of elder care. HOME INSTEAD

Now more than ever, aging adults see home as the safest place to be. Fortunately, for these adults and their families, Home Instead offers peace of mind with a dedicated staff of CAREGiversSM, essential workers who are fully trained to provide—in the home—the care and companionship your loved one deserves. A local franchise owned by New Orleans native Lisa Rabito, Home Instead offers the added benefit of staff who understand New Orleans’ culture and hospitality. CAREGivers provide support through non-medical services like meal preparation, transportation, personal care, medication reminders, and more, while working in tandem when needed with healthcare providers, home health, and hospice. Available from eight hours a week to 24 hours a day, CAREGivers can take your loved one to church, the salon, and their weekly bridge game, or care for bed-bound clients who need full personal care, all while providing safety and companionship. Aging adults no longer in the home can also request Home Instead services at the retirement community or nursing facility where they reside. For more information, visit HomeInstead.com/339 or call 504-455-4911.


The Sanctuary at St. Joseph of Harahan and The Atrium at Chateau Living Center of Kenner are two area rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers that assist residents with a variety of amenities and services designed to enhance comfort and recovery while promoting the centers’ missions to work together with integrity, compassion, and professionalism. Sometimes it is difficult to predict whether a physical condition that limits independence will be a short-term or a longterm stay—in either case, the professional staff at The Sanctuary and The Atrium place an emphasis on maintaining a home-like atmosphere, making sure that each resident receives the best balance between independence, comfort, and emotional wellbeing while enhancing the joy and dignity of life. For more information or to take a personal tour, call The Sanctuary at St. Joseph of Harahan at 504-738-7676 (405 Folse Street in Harahan) or The Atrium at Cheateau Living Center of Kenner at 504-464-0604 (716 Village Road in Kenner).


Founded in 2004, Hospice Associates is a local CMS-certified and ACHC-accredited provider founded on the belief that when a cure is no longer possible, individuals with life-limiting illness deserve an end-of-life care plan built on knowledge, compassion, and access to services designed to fit their specific needs. The interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and other medical professionals at Hospice Associates are uniquely

trained to provide physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support to patients and their families. Hospice Associates offers four unique programs to meet patients’ in needs in a variety of circumstances. The Pre-Hospice Program provides a palliative management plan for those who may need to later transition to hospice care. The Home Based Program provides hospice care in the home or at any site that meets necessary criteria for care. For patients with greater needs, the Intravenous Therapy Program and Inpatient Hospice Program are also available. Hospice Associates strives to meet the needs of patients for comfort and dignity with 100% satisfaction rates. For more information or to request admission into a program, call 504-457-2200 or visit HospiceAssociates.com.


Today, how you leave this world and are remembered is within your control, but choosing the right funeral home makes all the difference. Jacob Schoen & Son has been helping New Orleanians create personalized, lasting memories for themselves and their loved ones for over 146 years. The Schoen family and staff use their combined 275 years of experience and compassion to guide you through the process. They help you navigate the intricate details of beliefs, family, and wishes to create a fitting celebration. Whether as a resource to plan ahead or in your hour of need for a loved one, they always bring the ease, comfort, and peace of mind needed to allow family and friends to remember, grieve, and console one another. Located at 3827 Canal Street, Jacob Schoen & Son invites you to see the difference by touring their one-of-a-kind space, discussing what innovative options they have available, and learning more about how they can help you or a loved one fulfill their wishes. Stop by or call 504-267-2924 and get started on planning your farewell to those you love.


Patio Drugs has a full-service retail pharmacy including compounding and medical equipment services. Seniors in our community benefit from the services offered in their long-term care pharmacy. In business since 1958, Patio Drugs has a unique awareness of their customers’ needs and gears their services accordingly. Free prescription delivery is offered in certain areas. They offer unit dose medication and multi-dose drug packaging cards to assist patients with remaining adherent and independent with their drug therapies. With their medication synchronization program, they coordinate with patients to have all their prescriptions filled on the same day, avoiding running out of medication or forgetting to call in refills. Patio Drugs pharmacists offer a comprehensive medication review with patients to discuss any questions about medications, diet, and overall health. Their team works collaboratively with your physician to ensure you are receiving the highest quality care and the clearest understanding of your medication therapies. Visit us at 5208 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie or call 504-889-7070. •



Legal & Financial Services


t’s a common phrase of late: “uncertain times.” And while the community continues to face challenges and see in real time the impacts of a tumultuous year, some solace can be found in the fact that there are always innovators committed to finding solutions and improving stability. Area experts in law and finance are just some of the professionals available to help individuals, families, and businesses as they traverse the seemingly uneven terrain on which we find ourselves. Whether you need assistance navigating the new policies enacted for your business industry or personally want to make sure your retirement plan can withstand a rollercoaster market, experienced local professionals can help guide the way. From consultations with experts to free online or radio programming, explore available resources that can help smooth the path toward to legal and financial stability. LEGAL SERVICES CHEHARDY SHERMAN WILLIAMS LAW FIRM

Since 1989, the attorneys at Chehardy Sherman Williams Law Firm have been solving complex legal problems with skillful imagination. The firm’s experienced attorneys have breadth of knowledge, providing clients with a diverse array of perspectives in a variety of practice areas, from Business & Corporate Law to Healthcare Law, Personal Injury to Estate Planning, and all types of Litigation. As the community works to recover from the social and economic impact of COVID-19, the firm’s dedication to clients and willingness to meet with them anytime, anywhere—including virtually—are now more important than ever. Chehardy Sherman Williams continues to represent hospitals and medical providers, ensuring that their businesses stay healthy so they can keep the community healthy. Chehardy Sherman Williams has offices in Metairie and Hammond. For more information on the firm›s practice areas, attorneys, and legal approach, visit Chehardy.com or call 504-833-5600. FINANCIAL SERVICES CRESCENT CITY RETIREMENT GROUP, LLC

Since 1992, Anthony J. Cangemi has provided trusted counsel, valuable advice, and financial solutions to people across Greater New Orleans. As an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with Crescent City Retirement Group, LLC, Anthony is dedicated to helping people increase their wealth, minimize their taxes, protect their assets, and most importantly, maintain their independence. In an effort to provide reliable retirement information during these uncertain times, Anthony has begun providing free topical webinars this summer for both clients and the community, which cover different aspects of the five keys to securing your retirement: legacy planning, investment strategy, income planning, healthcare planning, and tax planning. Interested participants can view the schedule of webinars and register for Anthony’s sessions at RetirementSeminarRegistration. com. Additionally, Anthony continues to offer time every Sunday on WRNO 99.5FM’s Financial Focus Radio from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Anthony works hard to ensure that his clients and the people he consults with enjoy retirement and feel comfortable financially by creating customized strategies offering principal protection and a lifetime income. Schedule a free consultation by calling 800-830-0655. • 7 4 JULY 2020 MYNEWORLEANS.COM




he COVID-19 pandemic has brought countless changes to day-to-day life, and its impact on the healthcare industry is no different. As healthcare professionals find new ways to safely treat patients, changes have been implemented in all areas of the industry, from small clinics to large hospital systems. As the community strives to grow its wellness practices, more access to care has always been a priority. Maintaining that access during a pandemic has proven difficult, but as usual, the healthcare industry is rising to the challenge with innovative solutions. Expanding telehealth and creating new hospital initiatives aimed at keeping patients safe are just a few of the ways Louisiana companies are showing their strength and ability to pivot in difficult times. Continue your path to wellness this summer, and take advantage of the health initiatives that are growing and changing with the times. BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF LOUISIANA

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is devoted to its mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, the company remains committed to those roots with a new office in the Central Business District and a fullservice, regional office in Metairie. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has offices in every major Louisiana city to serve its customers. See the doctor from the comfort of home! Many healthcare providers now offer telehealth online visits. You can do these with a computer, smartphone, tablet or any device with internet and a camera. Telehealth is a perfect way to stay on top of annual wellness visits and routine care. This is especially important if you’re 60 or older, or if you have long-term conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. Ask your healthcare providers about telehealth. Visit bcbsla.com/telehealth for more information. TULANE CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

At Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, the Tulane Center for Women’s Health is at the forefront of care in obstetrics and gynecology thanks to its highly qualified team and forwardthinking practices and safety measures. Individualized care is enriched in its small, intimate environment, and a readily available high-risk obstetrics and neonatology team increase patient access to additional care if needed. To safely provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tulane Lakeside created a special unit to provide care to mothers and their newborn infants. “Early testing was implemented to ensure proper care of our mothers in the right setting, especially with the vast majority of our mothers being asymptomatic,” says Cecilia Gambala, MD, MSPH. A support person is also tested to ensure a safe environment for the patient at the time of labor and postpartum during recovery. Patients with the virus benefit from a special team that offers care from admission through discharge. Services such as breast-pumping are provided and encouraged for the health of the mother and child. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gambala or another Tulane OB/GYN physician at the Tulane Center for Women’s Health, call 504-988-8070. •


A Special Section of New Orleans Magazine WYES-TV/CHANNEL 12 PROGRAM & EVENTS GUIDE JULY 2020


Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.


The women of Louisiana took part in the struggle for voting rights and became a force for change in government, civil rights and historic preservation. WYES’ newest local program looks into the history of women's suffrage in Louisiana and also hears from women who carried on the fight for racial equity and women's rights.


PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7 at 8pm A new four-hour, two-part documentary series, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote. Focusing primarily on the movement’s final decade, the film charts American women’s determined march to the ballot box, and illuminates the myriad social, political and cultural obstacles that stood in their path.** Get a special first look at the new series on July 1 at 7pm. Details at wyes.org A CAPITOL FOURTH Thursday, July 4 at 7pm; Repeats at 8:30pm Celebrating 40 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH kicks off the country’s 244th birthday with an all-star musical salute for our entire nation hosted by two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos, featuring new performances from top artists from Washington, D.C., and around the country, iconic moments from the concert's forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July.

THE VOTE: LOUISIANA WOMEN LEAD Monday, July 6 at 10pm; Repeats Friday, July 10 at 8:30pm; Sunday, July 12 at 10am; Monday, July 13 at 9:30pm The women of Louisiana took part in the struggle for voting rights and became a force for change in government, civil rights and historic preservation. WYES’ newest local program looks into the history of women's suffrage in Louisiana and also hears from women who carried on the fight for racial equity and women's rights including Louisiana State Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, former New Orleans First Lady and civil rights champion, Sybil Morial and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. WYES Community Projects Producer and Informed Sources host, Marcia Kavanaugh, is producer/narrator. Tune in to WYES or stream at wyes.org. Thanks to Sandra Thompson Herman for sponsoring this program.


GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” Friday, July 17 at 8:30pm Enjoy this classic American folk opera that brings 1920s Charleston to life with a beloved score from George Gershwin in a new production directed by James Robinson. See Eric Owens and Angel Blue star in the title roles and David Robertson conducts. Photo Credit: Ken Howard/Met Opera


To find out more call 866-398-GIVE (866-398-4483) or visit wyes.org. We’ll arrange to have it picked up, running or not, get top dollar for it, and invest the funds back into the programs you enjoy.



We were overwhelmed with your support during GiveNOLA Day! Nearly $35,000 was raised to help keep public and educational media free for the southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. WYES New Orleans is proud to serve YOU and our entire community.

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6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm SPY IN THE WILD, A NATURE MINISERIES “Friendship” (Part 3 of 5) More than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals secretly record animal behavior in the wild. 8pm NOVA “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years” ‘Monsters’ (Part 3 of 4) 9pm PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP “Tiny Teeth, Fearsome Beasts” Join Emily as she continues her adventure, discovering surprising truths hidden in the fossil record. 10pm ANCIENT SKIES “Our Place in the Universe” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he comes with news. A drunk Gillian shares a dark, sinister secret with Caroline. 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


8:30pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony” Experience Peter Boyer’s immersive musical story of Ellis Island immigrants through a Grammynominated orchestral score, narration and visuals. Conducted by Carl St. Clair with readings by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim and Michael Nouri. 9:30pm THE STATUE OF LIBERTY Revisit Ken Burns’s history of the Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans. 10:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT


9pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 1” (Part 7 of 7) On the verge of the big day, Victoria spurns advice and wanders outside of the palace walls, attracting the devoted and demented alike. 10pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 2 (Part 5 of 6) Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel.



5 SUNDAY 6pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells in Corfu, Season 3” (Part 5 of 8)



8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 1” (Part 6 of 7) Victoria faces a frightening choice. Will she and Albert find a way to triumph over her enemies?

extravaganza for our entire nation featuring new performances from top artists, iconic moments from the concert’s forty-year history and the stirring patriotic favorites viewers enjoy on the Fourth of July.


7pm LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS “Marie Antoinette: The Doomed Queen” (Part 3 of 3) Find out why Marie Antoinette is often blamed for causing the French Revolution by saying “let them eat cake” to her starving subjects. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Grantchester, Season 5” (Part 4 of 6) A streaker is found dead on the Fens, sparking an unusual case for Will and Geordie that draws them into the world of experimental psychotherapy and hallucinogens. 9pm MASTERPIECE “Beecham House” (Episode 4 of 6) After hearing gossip about John, Margaret makes clear her intentions to leave Delhi. John realizes he has no choice but to reveal the truth about his past and the baby’s identity, knowing it could risk the safety of his child. 10pm THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB (1995)

HIGHLIGHT 7pm A CAPITOL FOURTH Celebrating 40 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH kicks off the country’s 244th birthday with an all-star musical

6 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Women’s Work” Celebrate trailblazing women in

a special hour spotlighting outstanding contributions from female athletes, artists, activists and more who left an indelible mark on the world around us through their thought-provoking objects and accomplishments.





8pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” (Part 1 of 2) explores the arduous battle that finally led to the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two-part series delves deeply into the animating controversies that divided the nation in the early 20th century — gender, race, state’s rights, and political power. Timed to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, “The Vote” is narrated by Kate Burton and features the voices of Mae Whitman (Alice Paul), Audra McDonald (Ida B. Wells), Laura Linney (Carrie Chapman Catt) and Patricia Clarkson (Harriot Stanton Blatch) portraying some of the unsung warriors of the movement. Part 2 airs tomorrow at 8pm. Pictured: Inez Milholland campaigns for women’s right to vote. New York, 1912. Watch on WYES or stream at wyes.org.

7pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Viking Warrior Queen” Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside, rewriting our understanding of Viking society.


8pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Vote” (Part 2 of 2) Explore the final four years, 1916-1920, of the campaign for the passage of the 19th amendment and meet some of the unsung women whose tireless work would finally ban discrimination at American polls on the basis of sex. 10pm CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT: WARRIOR FOR WOMEN tells the story of Carrie Chapman Catt, the women’s suffrage movement and the passing and ratification of the 19th amendment. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


10pm THE VOTE: LOUISIANA WOMEN LEAD The women of Louisiana took part in the struggle for voting rights and became a force for change in government, civil rights and historic preservation. WYES’ newest local program looks into the history of women's suffrage in Louisiana and also hears from women who carried on the fight for racial equity and women's

7pm SPY IN THE WILD, A NATURE MINISERIES “Bad Behavior” 8pm NOVA “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years” ‘Strange Creatures’ (Part 4 of 4) 9pm CHINA: POWER AND PROSPERITY PBS NewsHour travels around the globe to explore the emerging superpower and its relationship with the United States.



8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 2“ ‘A Soldier’s Daughter/The Green-Eyed Monster’ (Part 1 of 7) New mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. Victoria is thrown into turmoil by the realization that she is pregnant again, and her equilibrium is further threatened by Albert’s burgeoning friendship with the lady mathematician, Ada Lovelace.


rights including Louisiana State Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, former New Orleans First Lady and civil rights champion, Sybil Morial and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. WYES Community Projects Producer and Informed Sources host, Marcia Kavanaugh, is producer/narrator. Watch on WYES or stream at wyes.org.


10 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES 7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm THE VOTE: LOUISIANA WOMEN LEAD WYES’ newest local program looks into the history of women's suffrage




7am & 1pm HERO ELEMENTARY The new PBS KIDS series aims to give children ages 4 to 7 the tools to solve problems by thinking and acting like scientists and igniting their natural curiosity and empathy.

5:00am READY JET GO!


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in Louisiana and also hears from women who carried on the fight for racial equity and women's rights including Louisiana State Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, former New Orleans First Lady and civil rights champion, Sybil Morial and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. WYES Community Projects Producer and Informed Sources host, Marcia Kavanaugh, is producer/narrator. 9pm MARY TYLER MOORE: A CELEBRATION View dozens of classic TV and movie clips and hear comments from Moore’s co-stars and Moore herself. Oprah Winfrey recounts Moore’s critical role in inspiring her — and millions of others — as TV’s first independent career woman. 10pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Unladylike2020” features courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. Narrated by Julianna Margulies (ER, The Good Wife) and Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is the New Black). 11pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

11 SATURDAY 6pm LAWRENCE WELK: TRIBUTE TO IRVING BERLIN 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Immigrant Nation” Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro learn about their immigrant ancestors. 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Residente” Puerto Rican rapper Residente presents songs from his solo debut and from his Calle 13 catalog. 9pm THE LAST DRAGON (1985) The martial arts comedy film is directed by Michael Schultz and stars Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney and Julius Carry. 11pm SONGS AT THE CENTER 11:30pm SONGS AT THE CENTER

12 SUNDAY 6pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells In Corfu, Season 3” (Episode 6 of 8) 7pm TALES FROM THE ROYAL BEDCHAMBER 8pm MASTERPIECE “Grantchester, Season 5“ (Part 5 of 6) When Will finds two boys near death in a boxing ring, he must face up to his own part in their tragedy, while unearthed secrets prove to be the hardest test of his faith he’s faced yet.

9pm MASTERPIECE “Beecham House” (Episode 5 of 6) John learns that Margaret left Delhi. John and Daniel come to blows over Daniel’s relationship with the beautiful servant Chanchal. A betrayal leads to further trouble for John. Pictured: Tom Bateman as John Beecham 10pm THE LAST DRAGON (1985)

13 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Salt Lake City” 8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage New Orleans” Travel back almost 20 years, to see our take on treasures then and now. Highlights include a New Orleans art pottery jardinière, an 1858 map of lower Mississippi, and a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ball. Which item’s value jumped to $150,000-$200,000? 9pm BACKSTAGE NEW ORLEANS: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Get a backstage look at what it takes to produce the most watched show on PBS. Tom Gregory hosts. In 2018, the show won a Suncoast Regional EMMY® Award for Best Magazine Program.





8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 2” ‘Warp and Weft/The Sins of the Father’ (Part 2 of 7) Despite giving birth to a healthy Prince of Wales, Victoria finds herself paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow.

14 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Freedom Tales” Actress S. Epatha Merkerson and television host Michael Strahan discover unexpected details about their families. 9pm FRONTLINE “Iraq War” 10pm ASIAN AMERICANS “Breaking Ground” (Episode 1 of 5) 11pm ASIAN AMERICANS “A Question of Loyalty” (Episode 2 of 5)


8:30pm GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” Enjoy this classic American folk opera that brings 1920s Charleston to life with a beloved score from George Gershwin in a new production directed by James Robinson. See Eric Owens and Angel Blue star in the title roles and David Robertson conducts. Pictured: Angel Blue as Bess Photo Credit: Ken Howard / Met Opera





10pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 3 (Part 1 of 6) An unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Black Like Me” Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover an unexpected ancestry which includes slaves, free people of color, Civil War legacies and European origins.


8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Sam Smith/ Anderson East”

8pm NOVA “Making North America: Origins” (Part 1 of 3) Hosted by renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson, this spectacular road trip through a tumultuous deep past explores three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has the continent shaped us? 9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Egypt’s Darkest Hour” A look into what took down the Egyptian Empire. 10pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Scanning the Pyramids” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY





9pm LITTLE WOMEN (1994) 11pm SONGS AT THE CENTER 11:30pm SONGS AT THE CENTER 7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT WYES’ weekly local restaurant, arts and entertainment discussion program is now in its 34th season. Host and producer Peggy Scott Laborde welcomes regular guests Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, plus new roundtable visitors every week. The program also showcases occasional performances by local musicians and presents local history features. Missed an episode? Watch it on YouTube at wyesondemand and at wyes.org.

19 SUNDAY 5:30pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells In Corfu, Season 3” (Episode 7 of 8) 6:30pm MASTERPIECE “Endeavour, Season 6“ ‘Pylon’ (Part 1 of 4) Endeavour returns to Oxford to investigate a murder but doesn’t believe the main suspect is guilty. Season 7 premieres August 9th on WYES.





10:30pm NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANTS WITH A PAST Restaurants highlighted are Antoine’s, Tujague’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Commander’s Palace, Toney’s Spaghetti and Pizza House, Houlihan’s, Bruning’s, the original Sid-Mar’s, The Hummingbird Grill, and Barrow’s Shady Inn.

10am KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS The series introduces viewers to female chefs who are making their mark on the city’s food scene with unforgettable and uncommon dishes. Pictured: Chef Nicole Mackie of Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken and Waffles



8pm MASTERPIECE “Grantchester, Season 5“ (Part 6 of 6) In the season finale, a body is found on Jesus Green. The trail of clues leads Will and Geordie to an oppressive convent, where Will must finally confront his own demons. Pictured: Robson Green as Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Will Davenport 9pm MASTERPIECE “Beecham House” (Episode 6 of 6) In the season finale, Daniel, Margaret and Chandrika desperately try to help John, but only the Emperor can release him. When John finally returns home, he discovers the house has been attacked and tragedy has struck yet again. 10pm LITTLE WOMEN (1994)




7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Los Angeles”



8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Best of 20”





disability justice. We follow the two founders as they face the challenge to grow the organization, both pre and post the 2016 election.


21 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Clinton” (Part 1 of 2) From draft dodging to the Dayton Accords, from Monica Lewinsky to a balanced budget, the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton veered between sordid scandal and grand achievement. “Clinton” tells the story of the president across his two terms. 8pm VIRAL: ANTISEMITISM IN FOUR MUTATIONS Filmmaker Andrew Goldberg examines the rise of antiSemitism across the United States and Europe. 9:30pm FRONTLINE 10pm ASIAN AMERICANS “Good Americans” (Part 3 of 5) 11pm ASIAN AMERICANS “Generation Rising” (Part 4 of 5)



9pm POV “We are the Radical Monarchs” Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color at the front lines of social justice. Set in Oakland, the film documents the journey of the group as they earn badges for completing units including being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment and

7pm ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS, A NATURE MINISERIES (Part 1 of 3) ventures to Southern Africa,

where the collar-camera footage reveals newborn Kalahari meerkats below ground for the first time. Photo Credit: Anne Sommerfield /Copyright BBC 8pm NOVA “Making North America: Life” (Part 2 of 3)



9pm MISS GRANT TAKES RICHMOND (1949) A bookie uses a phony real estate business as a front for his betting parlor. Lucille Ball stars as Miss Grant.



10pm BIG PACIFIC “Mysterious”




23 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm THIS OLD HOUSE 7:30pm ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 2” ‘Entente Cordiale”’ (Part 3 of 7) Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations, and takes the royal court on an adventure to France, stepping toe to toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis Philippe. 9pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 2” ‘Faith, Hope & Charity’ (Part 4 of 7) News of the horrific famine in Ireland has finally reached the Queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her Prime Minister.

7pm INFORMED SOURCES Now in its 36th year, the weekly news analysis program INFORMED SOURCES continues to offer viewers an in depth look into the important news of metro New Orleans and Louisiana. Repeat Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Missed an episode? Watch it on the WYES On Demand channel at YouTube.com and at wyes.org. 7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “She Loves Me” Two feuding store clerks find solace in each other as anonymous romantic pen pals. 11pm STEPPIN’ OUT

8pm MASTERPIECE “Endeavour, Season 6” ‘Confection’ (Episode 3 of 4) A triple murder exposes the secrets of a village in the grip of deadly rumors.





6pm LAWRENCE WELK: SALUTE TO DISNEY features Disney tunes “Oh Happy Day,” “It’s a Small World,” ”Mickey Mouse Mambo,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Big Bad Wolf,” ”The Waltz of the Flowers” and more. 10pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 3 (Part 2 of 6) Alan finally lets Celia in on his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake. Meanwhile, Gillian loses her job after a humiliating visit from Cheryl.

6:30pm MASTERPIECE “Endeavour, Season 6” ‘Apollo’ (Episode 2 of 4) A car accident proves to be murder, leading Endeavour to investigate suspects in unlikely places. Season 7 premieres August 9th on WYES.

7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Children of the Revolution” Lupita Nyong’o, Carmelo Anthony and Ana Navarro learn about the political choices of their fathers. 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Mitski/Rainbow Kitten Surprise”




27 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage San Diego” See memorable items appraised at the 2001 San Diego ROADSHOW. Highlights include a Dr. Seuss “Kangaroo Bird,” a Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond pendant, and a 1781 George Washington lifetime print. Find out which treasure has a $75,000 value increase!




9pm BILOXI MEMORIES AND THE BROADWATER BEACH HOTEL Visitors and residents share special moments of the coastal city. 10pm POV “Advocate” 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

28 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 1:30pm KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS WYES’ new cooking series spotlights outstanding women chefs in New Orleans! Pictured: Chef Lenora Chong of Morrow’s with her mother Sun Fowler.







10pm ASIAN AMERICANS “Breaking Through” (Part 5 of 5) At the turn of the new millennium, the country tackles conflicts over immigration, race, economic disparity, and a shifting world order. A new generation of Asian Americans are empowered by growing numbers and rising influence but face a reckoning of what it means to be an American in an increasingly polarized society.







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7pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Clinton” (Part 2 of 2) Clinton wins the 1996 election in a landslide, pulling off one of the greatest turnarounds in political history.





8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage San Miami”


30 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL 7:30pm THIS OLD HOUSE 8pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 2” ‘The King Over the Water“’ (Part 5 of 7) 9pm MASTERPIECE “Victoria, Season 2” ‘The Luxury of Conscience’ (Part 6 of 7) 10pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 3 (Part 3 of 6) 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY


6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS, A NATURE MINISERIES (Part 2 of 3) 8pm NOVA “Making North America: Human” (Part 3 of 3) 9pm FORCES OF NATURE “Elements” (Part 2/4) 10pm BIG PACIFIC “Violent” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

8:30pm CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, HEAL YOUR MIND WITH DANIEL AMEN, MD Dr. Daniel Amen outlines six practical steps to make one feel happier, sharper and more in control, including strategies to help with a variety of things from anxiety to addictions. 10:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY

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Tujague’s The Legacy Continues


anytime between the years 1856 and 2013 you would not have had to think very hard about what to order. Known as a “Table d’hôte” menu there would be five courses, four of which were pre-determined. The first would be shrimp remoulade, consisting of boiled shrimp with a tangy sauce on top; next would come either gumbo (usually seafood with a crab claw sticking out) or soup (most likely turtle.) Course three is what really distinguished this old Creole restaurant—the brisket appetizer—a cut of beef breast made tender and juicy by boiling with seasonings. Alongside was a serving of horseradish. Course four, the entrée, was open to several choices that changed as the years passed, including fish almondine or pork belly sided by cheese grits and fig jam. My favorite was not on the menu but always seemed available. I will reveal it later. Couse five was a classic bread pudding. If you

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wanted coffee, bolstered of course with chicory, it was served not in a cup, but a Tujague’s classic glass mug. There was much that distinguished Tujague’s, which stood at 823 Decatur St., not far from the French Market. Recently the restaurant moved up the street to a new, more spacious spot at 429 Decatur. This will be the third location for Tujague’s, which opened in 1856 at 811 Decatur. Anyone alive would know Tujague’s for the place it just left; a creaky classic building with a bar that had three incredible claims. It is the nation’s oldest standup bar. It was the home of the Grasshopper cocktail. The mirror behind was shipped from a Parisian bistro in 1856 when it was already over 250 years old. To those credits there is the business itself which trails only Antoine’s in being the city’s second oldest restaurant. There were lots of quirky items to behold including a shelf with a collection of miniature booze bottles like

the types that were once served on airplanes. Nearby was a stairway which contributed much to the restaurant’s creakiness. Upstairs were party rooms which opened to a balcony, from which could be viewed the pageantry of Decatur Street below. The senses could also be piqued by the clopping of the horse drawn carriages, an occasional distant brass band, a muffled ship’s horn, and, on some nights, puffs of river fog. There was always something to see on Decatur, which could be funky and festive. Characters passed by the glass doors of the downstairs dining room. In another era, a diner might have expected to see a pirate. One time I saw the Easter Bunny riding in a carriage on his big day. Then, too, there was the tourista americanus perhaps in pursuit of the Grasshoppers within. Food, of course, is the main part of the story and the restaurant flexed its Creole heritage. Here is where I reveal my off-the-menu favorite: Chicken Bonne Femme, a classic French dish for which sautéed chicken breasts are cooked in a pot with potatoes, onions, garlic (lots of garlic) parsley, white wine and whatever else suits the chef. It is a festival of flavors, a culinary destination en route to the bread pudding. While the Table d’hôte tradition remains, customers can also order individually. Even old restaurants have to bend to modern times. Pity the Creoles. They never had a chance to order Tujague’s BBQ shrimp and grits cooked with Abita Amber beer. •


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