/ VOLUME 55 / NUMBER 10
Sheer Beauty Expert skincare tips, tricks and products for all ages
BY ANDY MYER
Eat Like a Pro Where chefs eat when they are out of the kitchen
BY REBECCA FRIEDMAN
FROM THE EDITOR
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Hubig's and Merlin's NEWS + NOTES
Top Things to Do, Read & Try THE DISH
News from NOLA Kitchens BAR TAB
Best Bars, Drinks & More
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In the Meow Mix
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60 HOME ADVICE Jennifer + Kenny Rabalais
Poetry in a Glass NOSH
Northern Exposure GROWING PAINS
One Day at a Time
Listings from Around the City Vic, Nat’ly and Bunny
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In his fourth public television series, awardwinning Chef Kevin Belton visits locations across the state for a look at the authentic food traditions of Louisiana cuisine. Back in WYES’ studio kitchen, Chef Belton will prepare his take on recipes that reflect Louisiana’s complex blending of cultures. KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA premieres Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. on WYES-TV, wyes.org/live and on the WYES and PBS apps and repeats on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. The tasty tour of the Pelican State’s best flavors and dishes will also air on a majority of public television stations nationwide. For more on the new series and for a sample of recipes, go to wyes.org.
FROM THE EDITOR
ummer is here, and for many, that means slathering on the sunscreen and seeking out shady spots to protect ourselves from the sun’s relentless rays. For me, growing up in the 1970s and 80s meant doing, or not doing, things to catch the perfect tan or get that healthy “glow.” We did things that would make dermatologists and skin care professionals today shudder, usually involved basting ourselves with baby oil or cocoa butter, or just running about completely unprotected all summer long. My summer vacation always ended up smelling like aloe vera sunburn lotion. We now know how damaging the effects of the sun can be on skin of all types, and that putting your best face forward can change as you grow older. In this issue we’ve got you covered with all the best skincare advice, tips, tricks and products that will give your skin a refreshing glow – in a truly healthy way. Have something you Summer, for many, also means turning off the stove and oven want to share with to seek out dining options that don’t involve cranking up the us? Email ashley@ myneworleans.com. A/C. We turn to some of our favorite chefs to find out where they go when they are out of the kitchen, and what favorite neighborhood spots are always on their personal family menus. Summer is all about taking things a little more slowly, treating yourself to some self-care, if possible and finding ways to stay cool and comfortable through the heat and humidity. From cocktails to backyard barbecue ideas, travel tips and more, we’ve got you covered. So, sit back and relax with our July summer guide. We recommend you find your favorite relaxation spot, shake up a refreshing beverage and order in some cool treats. And be sure to skip the baby oil. Your skin will thank you later.
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WITH POYDRAS THE PARROT
Hubig’s and Merlin’s DEAR POYDRAS AND JULIA,
I remember as a young child driving to the Garden District with my dad to help him with a job. We used to drive past the Merlin Chocolate Bunny factory. It always enthralled me because that’s where those good chocolate goodies came from. I seem to remember it along Magazine Street, where there is an auto shop now. I am no longer sure if that is the right location and would appreciate your insight in this matter. Also do you know what the heck is going on with Hubig’s Pies? We have been patiently waiting! - Claudia Dubret (New Orleans) You really know how to push an emotional button, Claudia. In an age of global manufacturing, Hubig’s and Merlin’s were two rare products that could claim to be made in New Orleans. Hubig’s is coming back. Merlin’s is not, although the name will survive. Hubig’s made so-called “hand-sized” fried pies. The business was founded in 1922. In 2012 its building in Marigny was destroyed by a fire. Since then, the recovery has been in the works. The owners are reportedly developing a facility near Elmwood, close to the Huey P. Long bridge. Recently Andrew Ramsey told food writer Ian McNulty of the Picayune/Advocate, that the pies should be back on the market sometime in the summer. For a safe bet, I would look more toward the end of the summer. Maybe by then the COVID-19 war will be over and we can celebrate with fried apple pie. As for Merlin's, in 2011 the Merlin’s name and some assets were quietly sold to the R.M. Palmer’s company of Reading, Pennsylvania. Until then, Merlin’s had been the local bunny. Originally, its plant was in Uptown New Orleans; and then, it moved to Elmwood. Most hollow chocolate bunnies look and taste the same, but only Merlin’s could add a tag to the box proclaiming that it was made right here in New Orleans. Ponchatoula-based Elmer Chocolate Company was left as the only local large-scale candy For more of Julia, manufacturer. Its products are classics, including the marshmallow check out her Heavenly Hash, the solid chocolate Gold Brick and the nut-coated monthly blog at Pecan Egg. To add a chocolate bunny to the basket, however, Merlin’s MyNewOrleans. com/Julia-Street was the only local alternative. Gone, of course, were the “Made in New Orleans” tags. Instead, there were the messages, “An Easter Favorite Since 1947.” The small print says that the product is distributed by “Merlin Candies of Reading, PA.” After the sale Palmer’s announced that the Merlin’s brand would be sold in the New Orleans region at Wal-Marts, Rouses, Winn-Dixies and Publix stores. This past Easter, Poydras’ spy network did indeed report seeing the Merlin’s brand on local counters. Just be careful not to put all your bunnies in one basket.
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1 SATCHMO SUMMERFEST
A summer tradition returns with the Satchmo Summerfest at the New Orleans Jazz Museum from July 30-August 1. The music lineup and the food and beverage menus for the 2021 event were not released by press time, but festival goers can expect plenty of both; Satchmosummerfest.org. SAN FERMIN IN NUEVA ORLEANS
Festivals continue to make their first attempts at rebirth with San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (New Orleans Running of the Bulls) on July 10. As of press time, the organizers were still working out details with city government officials, but organizers confirmed on their Facebook page that the city gave them the go-ahead to prepare for the event. According to a FAQ the event will have limited capacity. As such, it will not be a come-one, come-all event like in previous years. All attendees will need to register for contact tracing purposes and buy tickets ahead of time. Organizers expect the event to take place at Crescent Park, and hope to have a running of the bulls, but both runners and roller girls will likely be released in small groups to promote social distancing. They stressed their commitment to making the event as fun as possible, with a feel similar to previous events, while still being as COVID-safe as possible. Information may change closer to July 10. For the most up-to-date information, visit the group’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/nolabullsllc.
MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHERN JEWISH EXPERIENCE
The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience opened on May 27. Exhibits will highlight how southern Jews were influenced by their communities and how they addressed issues of race and anti-semitism. The museum is still seeking artifacts for its exhibits. For more information, visit Msje.org.
LISTEN TO THIS BLOODSTAINS AND TEARDROPS
In June, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian chief) released his latest album, “Bloodstains and Teardrops.” The album connects the music of slaves in Congo Square to the Caribbean and features guest artists like Tab Benoit, Michael Doucet, Johnny Sansone, and other Jamaican and Louisianian musicians.
THE PREMONITION BY MICHAEL LEWIS
Acclaimed New Orleans-born bestselling author Michael Lewis (“Moneyball,” “The Blind Side,” “The Big Short”) recently released his latest book, “The Premonition,” about the terrifying early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Lewis’ non-fiction thriller, he follows a cast of characters ranging from a 13-year-old girl whose science project revealed important insights into airborne pathogen transmission to a local public health officer who sees things the CDC misses, to a secret team of doctors called the Wolverines who dissented against the official response of the Trump administration. The Kirkus Review gave “The Premonition” a starred review, calling it “an urgent, highly readable contribution to the literature of what might be called the politics of disease.” “The New York Times Book Review” wrote, “The lessons of ‘The Premonition’ apply to more than just the CDC they tell us why government bureaucracies fail.”
JOYCE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Located 5 miles south of Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish, Joyce Wildlife Management Area (wlf.louisiana.gov/page/joyce) is a hidden gem for hunting, fishing, and birding/ wildlife viewing. Bald eagles and osprey nest in and around the area, which is a site along the American Wetlands Birding Trail. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries built an elevated “swamp walk” boardwalk in 1990 to provide area visitors with a chance to view the interior of the swamp and all of its wildlife and vegetation. Visitors can enjoy the sight of red maple, wax myrtle, red bay, and cypress-tupelo. The trail is only 0.5 miles, so it’s accessible for families with children and open year-round.
BY MISTY MIL IO TO
Show-Stopper Spirits A jewel box of a cocktail lounge has opened at the new Kimpton Hotel Fontenot in the CBD led by executive chef Chris Lusk and bar supervisor Paula Echevarria. Dubbed the Peacock Room, the new hotspot delivers a bright and vibrant feel during the day and a moody atmosphere after sunset. The interior of Peacock Room features a bohemian mix of rich blue hues, art, vintage carpets, brass hardware, crystal fixtures and velvet upholstery. Meanwhile, the menu spotlights New Orleans’ rich food and beverage scene. Expect to find a contemporary selection of hard-to-find spirits and inventive craft cocktails, such as the “Primp and Preen” (mezcal, white rum, orgeat, fresh citrus and a touch of blue curaçao) and the “Right Place/Wrong Time” (butter-infused vodka, coconut milk and espresso syrup). Meanwhile, the food menu includes items like Crawtator-crusted oysters with jalapeño sriracha, mirliton and bacon lardon; blue crab pimento cheese with port salut, Calabrian chiles and toasted brioche; and fruits de mer pho, made with cashew hoisin, grouper, shrimp ramen and crab boulettes. 501 Tchoupitoulas St., 571-1818, hotelfontenot.com.
The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans has announced another reason to welcome the brand to the Crescent City: the opening of the Chandelier Bar. This glamorous, lower-level bar—led by beverage manager Hadi Ktiri—serves as the centerpiece of the hotel. As such, the menu reflects beautiful executions of NOLA’s most famous cocktails such as the Sazerac, Ramos Gin Fizz, Hurricane and French 75. Meanwhile, other obscure cocktails are meant to transport guests through creative storytelling and art. Also on offer is a collection of premium Champagnes and sparkling wines, including Dom Pérignon and Ruinart by the glass. A food menu from acclaimed local chef Alon Shaya showcases shared plates. To really raise the bar, order caviar service with your libation of choice. Designed by Bill Rooney Interiors, Chandelier Bar offers 85 seats (22 at the bar, 51 in the lounge and 12 on the garden terrace) and design elements such as contemporary shutter screens of oak, iron and curated art. Enveloped by a grand lighting installation designed by Preciosa, guests will marvel at the chandelier’s 15,000 glass trimmings composed of round, pendeloque and almond shaped crystals, and highquality clear optical glass in tulip and ball shapes.
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts—the restaurant group behind Broussard’s, Kingfish, The Bombay Club, Chartres House and others—has announced new cocktails to help guests cool down this summer at Flamingo A-Go-Go and Ernst Cafe. At Flamingo A-Go-Go, try the “Pineapple Upside Down Cake” made with amaretto, Baron Samedi spiced rum, pineapple juice and Montecado, and, at Ernst Cafe, try the “Fulton Freeze” made with Irish whiskey, brandy, coffee and cream. 869 Magazine St., 577-2202, flamingonola.com; 600 S. Peters St., 525-8544, ernstcafe.com.
BY MISTY MIL IO TO
ICE CREAM REVOLUTION
Nikki Thompson, owner and ice cream maker at Hood Cream, has ditched the dairy in favor of using plant-based milk for her creations. The company started last August when she noticed that there was a lack of Black-owned and dairy-free ice cream on the market (except at local grocers). Although Hood Cream doesn’t have a physical shop yet, Thompson has been appearing at vendor markets throughout the city. A signature menu item is the “Rich Boy” flavor, which is Thompson’s play on cookies and cream, using coconut cream, caramel and coconut flakes. Another popular item is the Champagnebased “French 100.” 435-0328, hoodcreamnola.com.
Market Menu Auction House Market has two new food vendors, further expanding the options available at the chef-driven food hall. First up, Yvonne Molina has opened La Mezcla Mexicana after experiencing success with her tamale pop-up at a local neighborhood bar. The menu features birria tacos, Mexican street corn, enchiladas, burritos and more. Meanwhile, Em Trai Sandwich Co. is offering a creative spin on Vietnamese classics (with a New Orleans twist) with pho, savory steam bun, vermicelli bowls, banh mi and more. Auction House Market also has a new happy hour that includes a variety of $7 classic cocktails and house wines, beer specials, and vendor food specials every weekday, except for Tuesdays, from 4-7 p.m. 801 Magazine St., 215-5559, 302-7772, auctionhousemarket.com.
The popular taco popup known as Rosalita’s Backyard Tacos has opened a permanent taco stand offering takeout and backyard seating only. The cute courtyard has socially distanced tables, a covered patio, ceiling fans, string lights and heat lamps. Some of the most popular menu items include the al pastor taco, the chorizo taco and the lengua taco. There are also many vegetarian options, including an oversized black bean burrito. 3304 St Claude Ave., 354-2468, rosalitas-nola.com.
During the pandemic, The Elysian Bar found ways to pivot in order to create safe and elevated dining and cocktail experiences. Once way the restaurant was able to do so was to offer a dining experience like none other: by moving lunch and dinner services to the interior of the Hotel Peter & Paul Church. Dining within the 9,450-square-foot decommissioned red brick Catholic Church, which is typically used by the hotel as an event space, is a unique experience that won’t last forever. In addition to enjoying a menu of seasonal cuisine prepared by chef Alex Harrell, (paired with a completely domestic wine list), the experience includes being surrounded by huge original stained-glass windows and nightly musical performances by some of the city’s best musicians. 2317 Burgundy St., 356-6769, theelysianbar.com.
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GALERIE DE GALATOIRE
James Beard Award-winning Galatoire’s Restaurant, has announced the opening of Galerie de Galatoire—the largest, non-hotel dining room in the French Quarter. The new 5,500-squarefoot space offers Galatoire’s classic fare, plus a fine selection of wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Located on the second floor of the old Hurwitz Mintz Furniture building, across from Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, the space boasts an exquisite European interior with French and Italian references. Eugenie Gibbens and Sweet Dupuy, of Gibbens Dupuy Decoration, collaborated with key New Orleanian master craftsmen to bring the interior design to life. In addition to a main dining room that can be divided into two spaces or used as one large room, it also features a chef’s gallery, a high-walled terrace and two full balconies overlooking Royal Street. 211 Royal St., 525-2021, galatoires.com.
BY ANDY MY E R
Crafted in Italy from cowhide with an oversized statement buckle, these ATP Atelier Ceci Sandals slide effortlessly into a suitcase or bag. The perfect summer accessory, the honeynut color works with any outfit, be it for sunset cocktails or a stroll through the Uffizi. Available at Pied Nu, piednunola.com. Travel must – a chic crossbody bag. BENE Handbags, Alexa Pulitzer and Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe collaborated on a capsule collection, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Preservation Hall Foundation. Each Italian leather bag features Pulitzer’s iconic “King Gator” hand-dipped in gold and a liner depicting the original handwritten score of Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s “Keep Your Head Up,” written by Jaffee. Available at benehandbags. com, alexapulitzer. com and preshallfoundation.org.
Whether you’re jetting off to Mykonos or road tripping cross-country, Chufy’s Chit jumpsuit with pockets and contrasting belt will carry you from day to night. Cut from organic cotton and printed in a tropical design inspired by travels through Ancient Burma, it seamlessly pairs with comfy sneakers or sandals for trekking around the piazza or heels for a night on the town. Available at Joseph, josephstores. com.
Travel Time Accessories for getaways near and far The Coronado Weekender in durable Aniline leather is an ideal bag for a short getaway. It’s small enough to fit in an overhead compartment with a strap that slides over the handle of a roller suitcase, and an inside slip pocket that will fit an iPad or other items. Available at Weinstein’s, weinsteinsinc.com.
Marni’s lightweight enamel hoop earrings add zero bulk to your travel bag but major bang to your look. The slight shimmer will sparkle in the sunlight and reflect the candlelight at the dinner table. Available in red, green and blue at Pilot and Powell, pilotandpowell.com.
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BY KE L L Y MASSIC O T
ctress Kristen Wiig – talking about passion and going for your dreams – once said, “You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.” As a child growing up in Texas, Payton Malone was terrified of the tornadoes and intense storms that were frequent occurrences in the area. But instead of backing down to his fear, Malone embraced it, became obsessed with the weather, and pursued a career in meteorology. Starting his TV career in Gulfport, Mississippi opened Malone up to forecasting the tropics and hurricane seasons, which made the transition to the WWL-TV meteorology team a no-brainer. Malone has now been added to the popular morning team, along with Sheba Turk, Eric Paulsen and April Dupre, as the weekday morning meteorologist. He’s sure to become a fan-favorite, so we caught up with him to find out more about the New Orleans transplant. Q: How does it feel to be a part of the WWL-TV morning team? I’m so excited to be actually part of the
morning team. One because, you know, I want to be in New Orleans for as long as possible. But the morning team here is just incredible between Sheba and Eric and Leslie and all of us, we all just get along so much. I mean, heck, we play tennis together every single week now. So, it’s a great team all around, but getting to be on the morning team and be getting the forecast essentially, every day, that’s one of the best parts is kind of just being to do what I love the forecasting part every single day. So very excited about that. But more so I mean, honestly, it’s just so fun to work with the group that we get to work with. Q: What is your favorite part about your job? If I had to break it down, there would be two favorite parts. One would be, obviously, my job as a meteorologist, and the tropics, specifically, while I, you know, never want a hurricane to come here, whenever there is something in the Gulf, that’s when I felt like I really get to do what I love, which is trying to figure out what the heck these things are going to do. And try to help people understand what
complacent. And we are all so sick of it that by Hurricane Zeta, we were all like, “oh, who cares what happens at this point.” It’s just a reminder that I think if there’s something we learned last year, it’s that the hurricane seasons can be long and drawn out and some of the worst storms can come on the backside of it. I mean, Q: A lot of our news teams become sometimes just because it’s a quiet local celebrities, have you experi- start doesn’t mean it’s going to be enced any of that yet? That’s one a quiet finish and vice versa. You great thing about New Orleans, too, know, don’t over worry yourself. There’s never a reason is somewhat of, you hate to worry yourself. But I to call it a dying industry, TRUE CONFESSION think if I had to give one but I would call it a transiThe thing that piece of advice that I wish tion industry where TV still scares me to everyone would just take is certainly not what it death the most is lightning. to the bank is be very used to be in the ‘80s and I absolutely careful. There’s so much ‘90s. But in New Orleans, can’t stand in the middle of information nowadays, people still watch the the night when especially on social media, news, and especially if lightning sounds like it’s striking and so many of these, there’s a storm coming. right outside what we call “armchair People definitely go watch your door. meteorologists” or “social the news. I get noticed media meteorologists,” plenty and when I go out, where they have no so that’s just telling that people still watch the news. And even background in science or anything, younger people still watch the news. but they’re giving tens of thousands So, I think that’s another great thing of people all this information that about this area in general, people is sometimes terrible information. still turn on the TV in the mornings, So, make it your priority to find a not as many as they used to, but it’s really reliable source, of course, it’s definitely that we still feel wanted. going be the weather service, the hurricane center and anyone on TV Q: Hurricane season is upon us. in our market. Anyone who’s on TV Do you have any tips for people to is going actually be a scientist or prepare before the season ramps meteorologists. So, just make sure up? A lot of people down here have you’re getting your information from been through so many. But after a good reliable source and not just last year’s hurricane season, it can some cool looking at graphic or become really easy to get kind of random page on the internet. it’s going to do. So, I do enjoy that. And then of course, the work family itself. We all just, I think we’ve all really lucked out that one we all get along, not only on camera, but off camera as well. And you know, nothing we do is certainly fake on camera, that’s for sure.
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In the Meow Mix Be careful with your caterers
I don’t eat cat kibbles. I would have thought the ladies at Gloriosa’s pool party last week didn’t eat cat kibbles either. It goes to show... I got to explain. My sister-in-law got a gorgeous new backyard pool during the pandemic, and now she is socializing up a storm. Every week there’s another bunch of people lounging by the pool, taking Facebook pictures of their bare toes with the water shimmering in the background. Last week she entertained the Prima Mamas. This is an important party. The Prima Mamas’ kids all go to this fancy pre-school called Prima NOLA, where Gloriosa wants to send her littlest daughter, Flambeau. She is hoping they can use their influence to get her in. Gloriosa’s two older kids are at day camp this morning, and Flambeau is tearing around at her Grandma Larda’s house, doing God knows what. (Gloriosa is going to owe Ms. Larda big time.) But Moppet, the dog, and Minny, the cat are here: Moppet scoring snacks by being cute; Minny stalking around like she suspects the guests might mess in her litter box. Gladiola even got a caterer. Unfortunately, she specified healthy snacks, which turns out to be mostly boiled eggs and oatmeal clumps. The caterers set up serving tables outside and arranged the food, such as it is, in real pretty red-white-and-blue dishes. Then they left. I am making Bloody Marys from a mix - I done this before; you just have to add vodka - and I am being very generous with the vodka, to make up for the oatmeal clumps. Gloriosa is concentrating on being charming. And then things get weird. Now, Gloriosa always keeps Minny’s kibble bowl all by itself on a little accent table just tall enough so Minny can hop up and eat, and Moppet can’t get to it. But when the caterers were setting up, they moved this table near the serving table. And Minny’s bowl is also red-white-and blue, like the dishes the caterers brought. You see where this is going? Melba Marose, jabbering away,
reaches into Minny’s bowl and scoops a handful of kibbles into her mouth. What can I do? I can’t yell, “Melba, you idiot!” That don’t seem gracious. And while I am still watching, with my eyes bugging out, Judi (with-an-“i”) Howell daintily picks up a kibble and starts to chew. Out of the corner of my eye, I see Minny, looking as astounded as a cat can look, run for her bowl. I snatch her up and whisk her into the house. When I come back, a bunch of ladies are clustered around that bowl, drinking my Bloody Marys and scoffing up kibble. Gladys Colgin, who has a voice like a bullhorn, points to the bowl and says “Modine? Could we have a refill?” “Of course!” I chirp; carry the bowl inside; instantly pull out my phone, and tap “Cat kibble poisonous to humans?” into Google. “It’s OK to satisfy the occasional craving, but you shouldn’t make it a staple of your regular diet,” says Google. Those are its EXACT WORDS.
I don’t want to think about it. I look for something else to put in this bowl, once I wash out the cat spit. Gloriosa is so healthy, all I can find is kale chips. I dump that in and douse it with Tabasco. When I go back outside, Minny zips between my feet and escapes. I set the bowl on Minny’s table and the Prima Mamas pounce on it. Minny puts a stop to this new foolishness. She hops up on the table, flicks her paw, and pushes that bowl off the edge. CRASH! And that’s that. Finally, this party is over. Gloriosa and me sit down, and she pours us each a glass of that Bloody Mary mix. I reach for the vodka, but Gloriosa holds up her hand. “This kind of mix already includes the vodka,” she says. Oh. This means the Prima Mammas drank a LOT of vodka. No wonder they were eating cat food. I guess they liked it. Flambeau got accepted into Prima NOLA. We can thank Minny for that.
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BY JO HN R . KE MP
ack in the hay day of train travel, Southern Railroad’s New unpopular among some city reformers because trains had to travel down Orleans Terminal, seen in this circa 1908 photograph, the middle of the neutral ground directly in front of Storyville’s bawdy loomed over Canal and Basin streets at the doorway of saloons and elaborate houses of prostitution. In 1910 they suggested moving the city’s infamous red-light district, Storyville. It was the district line back one block away from Basin or construct screens in designed by the famed Chicago Beaux-Arts architect front of the houses and saloons to block the view of arriving passengers. The City Council and Mayor Martin Behrman debated the issue Daniel Burnham whose credits include the great “White City” New Orleans but decided to keep things as they were. Nothing happened until at Chicago’s 1892-93 World’s Columbian Exposition, New York Terminal, City’s Flatiron Building, Selfridge’s Department Store in London, the Federal government forced the city to close the district in 1917. Canal Street, 1908, Detroit and the magnificent Union Station in Washington, D.C. Storyville, of course, is long gone and so is Burnham’s station, Publishing Construction began on the massive new train station in 1907 Co., Library of which ceased operations shortly after 1954 when city officials Congress required all passenger railroads to move to the newly constructed and it was in full operation the following year. Although meant to be a central train terminal for all passenger railroads servicing and today’s Union Passenger Terminal on Loyola Avenue. The the city, the Southern Railroad was the only one to use it. Rival lines New Orleans Terminal was then demolished, and the city, with an eye to continued to work out of four other depots located in and around the Latin American trade, transformed the Basin Street site into the park-like central business district. Garden of the Americas complete with statues of Benito Juarez, Simon The New Orleans Terminal’s location on Basin Street, however, was Bolivar and Francisco Morazan.
EXPERTS’ SECRET ADVICE, TIPS, TRICKS AND TOP PRODUCTS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN GLOWING AND HEALTHY BY ANDY MYER PHOTOGRAPHY BY THERESA CASSAGNE STYLED BY MELISSA COLEMAN MAKEUP BY MEGGAN ORY MODELS JEWEL FORESTO, MELISSA COLEMAN, RUPA JOLLY, MAYA TAYLOR
he quest for the fountain of youth was in play long before Ponce de León and tales of his search for restorative waters. Alexander the Great is said to have found a healing “river of paradise” and similar folklore has popped up throughout time in locations spanning the globe. Today, we are regaled with claims of miracle cures and potions. Navigating the skincare sector hoping to discover the sacred combination for a healthy glow can be nothing short of painful. (Ever overzealously apply an exciting new peel and wake to an itchy mess or break out with a rash with swollen eyes from the latest and greatest anti-aging cream?) There is a truly dizzying array of options and opinions when it comes to what’s best for your skin, so we’ve talked to highly regarded local experts about what is key to remember when keeping up with your skin. While all skin is different, and treated accordingly, in general, there is consensus among industry professionals that a consistent daily regimen and a handful of treatments reign supreme as most effective when it comes to skin maintenance. Whether you’re a skincare fanatic or are interested in the least amount of upkeep possible, we’re breaking down a recommended routine, products and non-invasive procedures that are coming in strong during the summer months, as well as year-round.
When it comes to skin health, one thing is for sure, sun protection is not negotiable. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a staggering one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70, and if you’ve had five or more sunburns in your life, you double your risk of melanoma. When detected early, the five-year survival rate for melanoma is 99 percent. There’s advice we’ve been given time and time again – hydrate, eat a clean and healthy diet, exercise and protect your skin. But because we‘re human, we deviate, get lazy and need a reminder…or to be hit over the head with it. So here it is. “Wear sunscreen every day! Even if you’re just sitting inside,” said Dr. Sarah Jackson, M.D. with Audubon Dermatology. “If you’re going to be sitting by a window, use sunscreen to prevent photoaging. There are so many SPFs on the market we can no longer use the excuse that there isn’t one for our skin type.” Photoaging is the premature aging of skin caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which alters normal skin structures causing DNA changes at a cellular level. Wrinkles and changes in pigmentation are inevitable skin woes that occur as we age. However, exposing unprotected skin to the sun on a regular basis can not only amplify aesthetic concerns, it can, and often does, lead to much graver consequences. Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is not just about the number on the tube, it’s about how generously and where you consistently apply it. For most adults, this means you should slather on enough to fill a shot glass with each application, anywhere not covered by clothing. “Our patients often forget that the sun hits more than their faces. Tops of hands, necks, chest etc. We see a lot of patients who work so hard on the skin on their face but forget the rest,” explained Dr. W. Patrick Coleman IV, M.D. with The Coleman Center for Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery. Incredibly dramatic images online show photoaging’s effect on the skin. Those who spend long hours on the road have a markedly aged left side compared to their right. It’s convincing to say the least and makes an excellent case for tinted windows. The good news is, if you apply sunscreen every day, you’re not only protecting yourself from a life-threatening disease, you’re also delaying the aging process. Win. Win. In general, there is consensus among industry pros that a simple and consistent daily regimen (along with a handful of optional a la carte treatments) is best for maintaining a youthful glow and keeping skin in optimal condition. “It’s pretty standard. In the mornings, vitamin C then sunscreen. In the evenings on cleansed skin, Retin A followed by a moisturizer. There are more niche products that may be appropriate based on a patient’s ethnicity or skin concerns, but by and large that’s what works on
Makeup by Meggan used on models from left to right: Jewel: Citrine Beauty Oil, Gorgeous Glow Primer, Expensive Skin Foundation shade Porcelain, Tiffany Powder, Expensive Skin Powder shade Cream, Quartz Lipgloss Melissa: Citrine Beauty Oil, Gorgeous Glow Primer, Expensive Skin Foundation shade Light, Tiffany Powder, Expensive Skin Powder shade Natura, Quartz Lipgloss Rupa: Citrine Beauty Oil, Gorgeous Glow Primer, Expensive Skin Foundation shade Warm Dark, Tiffany Powder, Expensive Skin Powder shade Suntan, Quartz lipgloss Maya: Citrine Beauty Oil, Gorgeous Glow Primer, Expensive Skin Foundation shade Warm Dark, Tiffany Powder, Expensive Skin Powder shade Suntan, Quartz lipgloss
everyone,” Dr. Coleman said. With the massive rise in popularity of the “self-care” culture, it’s more tempting than ever to get wrapped up in promising new products and adding this or that to a routine. Who doesn’t get excited about the pledge of a skin brightening at home peel or hot new exfoliation tool? While masks, toners and other add-ons certainly have their place and can do a lot of good when added to your routine thoughtfully, it’s important to remember that over-treating and being too aggressive with your skin can throw off a very delicate balance. “Both groups (younger and more mature) need a gentle cleanser that does not strip the protective lipids from the skin, which disrupt the skin biome and can lead to chronic inflammation. Keep it simple and avoid scrubs and harsh toners. Younger patients need an antioxidant like a stable vitamin C (avoid ascorbic acid since it is overly acidic and highly unstable). Sunscreen, of at least SPF 30 (higher is even better up to 50) and apply on top of the antioxidant. At night, go with a retinol or Rx retinoid, or peptides to stimulate repair. Younger skin typically needs lotions, and older skin creams. Serums are good for all,” explained Dr. Mary Lupo, M.D. with The Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.
CLEANSERS / TONERS A healthy mix of washes from sudsy to oil-based to remove impurities and toners that balance without stripping
Agent Nateur holi(water) An ultra-moisturizing toner that exfoliates, plumps, tightens, brightens and firms the appearance of the skin while providing a radiant glow. Agent Nateur combined the finest nontoxic ingredients from Europe and the Middle East to cleanse, hydrate and soften the skin. Thevibrantmarket.com
Skinceuticals LHA Cleanser Featuring a blend of salicylic acids to address breakouts and visible signs of aging, this exfoliating gel cleanser decongests pores, smooths texture and brightens skin. Skinceuticals.com
Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser Papaya fruit extract gently lifts away impurities and polishes away dead skin cells leaving all skin types feeling soft, clean and moisture balanced. Revisionskincare.com
Linné Botanicals Purify Cleanser and Mask This mineral and clay cleanser removes dirt and oil while gently exfoliating and clearing the skin. It will not strip the skin as the jojoba and aloe work to moisturize and also doubles as clearing/balancing mask. Thevibrantmarket.com
One Love Organics Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil Designed with dry skin in mind, yet effective for all, this clean rinsing oil cleanser leaves skin feeling fresh and make-up free while smelling like a vacation in a bottle. Thevibrantmarket. com
Oxalis Apothecary Rose + Neroli Toner Antioxidant rich and revitalizing, pHbalancing botanicals keep skin clean of breakouts and inflammation, while gently tightening and toning skin. Oxalisapothecary. com
SPF A range of armor for your skin from buildable, tinted formulas for coverage, to lightweight and transparent that easily work under makeup
ISDIN Photo Eryfotono Actinica Ultralight Emulsion This ultralight, all-mineral broad-spectrum SPF 50 contains DNA Repairsomes, naturally occurring enzymes clinically proven to repair existing sun damage. Isdin.com
Supergoop CC Screen A 100% mineral cream with broad spectrum SPF 50, formulated with clean and skin-nourishing ingredients, buildable to cover imperfections, yet lightweight. Supergoop.com
Revision Skincare Intellishade Original An anti-aging tinted moisturizer with broad-spectrum SPF 45 formulated to correct, protect, conceal and hydrate skin with a powerful blend of peptides, antioxidants, botanical extracts and hydrators. Revisionskincare.com
EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40 A top sunscreen brand recommended by dermatologists, EltaMD’s lightweight, broad-spectrum line with transparent zinc oxide offers a range of products from “sport” to “clear” formulas. Eltamd.com
John Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 This dual-action day cream performs as a regenerating moisturizer and natural, broad-spectrum sunscreen with a potent combination of distinct herbal actives and plant oils to repair, moisturize and protect skin. Thevibrantmarket. com
Impeccable Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Formulated without oils or silicones, vitamin and peptide-rich technology visibly reduce the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide broad spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent future damage. Thevibrantmarket.com
When it comes to minimally and non-invasive treatments, the options are endless, but there are a handful of a la carte procedures that currently occupy the throne as most effective, hailed for providing the best bang for your buck. Be sure to work with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is familiar with your current skincare routine and trained to perform the following.
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A HydraFacial is a patented skin treatment known for its three-step process to deep-clean, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin with a microdermabrasion-like process and hydrating serums. This noninvasive procedure addresses a variety of skin conditions including dryness, wrinkles and acne and can also be performed by a licensed esthetician. “As we enter the warmer summer months, people are slowing down on the lasers (because you can’t have tanned skin if you’re getting a laser) and instead getting HydraFacials to boost their summer glow,” Dr. Jackson said.
Not unlike injectables, there are a handful of lasers that are at the forefront when it comes to addressing certain cosmetic concerns. Laser treatments direct short, concentrated, pulsating light beams at skin to promote collagen growth and remove layers. They are used on everything from fine lines to scars and tattoos to reduce wrinkles, tighten loose skin and treat uneven pigmentation. “The consistent winner every year is the Fraxel Dual for repair and sun damage over 35 and Clear and Brilliant for younger patients looking for prevention. Other popular noninvasive options are Laser Genesis, Diamond Glow, and IPL Intense Pulsed Light,” Dr. Lupo said.
Microneedling with radiofrequency is a minimally invasive treatment designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and sagging skin. The addition of radiofrequency energy to the microneedling procedure helps to further stimulate the body’s natural collagen production revealing firmer, rejuvenated skin. Because the RF energy is delivered so deeply, it can produce faster results that are more dramatic than traditional microneedling. “Radiofrequency microneedling is a great option for treating wrinkles and tightening skin, especially in the summer months. It generates collagen without as much risk for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. And the downtime is much less than more invasive lasers,” explained Dr. Christian D. Jacob, M.D., F.A.C.S. with Hedgewood Plastic Surgery.
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Injectables need no introduction, but are, in short, chemicals injected into the skin to weaken and paralyze the muscles and relax wrinkles and folds. There’s a range available on the market today, so talk to your doctor about which is right for you. Looking to erase lines? Plump and support sagging skin or dissolve fat? There’s an injectable for that. One of the most popular treatments year-round, injectables offer fast results and are great for summer because you don’t need to avoid the sun and there is little downtime. “Botox and fillers are always popular. We are seeing a rise in liposuction requests as patients are desiring a more contoured body. QWO is the newest procedure on the market that our patients are very excited about. It’s the first FDA-approved injectable for cellulite that our office did the FDA clinical trials for,” Dr. Coleman said.
“Attaching the price of a product to its effectiveness. One has nothing to do with the other and we try to educate our patients of what’s effective vs what’s just simply expensive.” - Dr. Coleman “Many people have not kept their screenings up to date due to the pandemic. If you haven’t already, schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist for your annual skin check if one has been recommended for you.” - Dr. Jackson “I am a big fan of regular shaving as a trick to improve the skin cheaply. Now people pay a lot for ‘dermaplaning’ which is just shaving. Just save that money for something you cannot do yourself at home.” - Dr. Lupo “More often than not, I see clients who start every skin trend without consulting a licensed professional to see if that trend is conducive to their skin. They are following Tik Tok’s, bloggers, and ‘skinfluencers,’ but the reality is none of these people see the nuances of the skin because they don’t see clients regularly. Even if they have knowledge, you need application. So, find someone you trust who has a reputation that resonates with you,” recommends Jennifer Mills, L.E., H.E.
For those on the hunt for clean products and treatments, there are a number of top-notch spots to check out locally. The recently expanded Vibrant Market is an impressive one stop shop offering hair, makeup, skin and body care, supplements, pantry items, and a matcha and tonic bar. Services include a holistic esthetician, infrared sauna, cold plunge, lymphatic drainage, full body red light therapy, and wellness grade hyperbaric oxygen therapy. “The clean beauty industry has made leaps and bounds in the past decade not only to develop clean skincare but effective skincare,” explained Lauren Trostorff, founder of Vibrant Market. “In the U.S., the personal care and beauty industries are self-regulated, so there is no real oversight. There are only 11 banned ingredients compared to Europe’s 1500+ because in Europe they test for safety before anything is allowed on the market.” Ritual Body Wellness, a holistic, integrative facial studio, offers a popular Cult Facial and Sculptural + Intraoral lifting massage facial. “I wanted clients to experience optimal skin health through FDA-approved holisticminded modalities and my own intuitive and therapeutic touch. Facial massage is nothing new, but it is gaining traction quickly. It works with the muscles, tissues, and bones of the face to promote deep relaxation, lifting, and relief from TMJ through the oral cavity,” explained Jennifer Mills, licensed esthetician and owner, Ritual Body Wellness. Another local company using all-natural ingredients is Oxalis Apothecary, founded by Erin Wexstten, whose own gorgeous skin is a testament to her blends’ effectiveness. “Our products are truly for everyone and can be integrated into almost every skincare routine,” Wexstten said. Oxalis’s plant-powered products (available in multiple shops locally and nationwide) focus on balance and protection with standouts ranging from cleansers and toners to serums and masks. The company’s popular Everyday Face Kit, for example, is a three-step routine designed to support the skin without disrupting the microbiome or acid mantle.
Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 302, 777-3047, Drmarylupo.com; Coleman Center for Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery 4425 Conlin St., 455-3180, Liposuctionneworleans. com; Audubon Dermatology 3523 Prytania St., Suite 501, 895-3376, Audubondermatology.com; Hedgewood Plastic Surgery 2427 St. Charles Ave., 895-7642, Hedgewoodplasticsurgery.com; Vibrant Market 3811 Magazine St., 206-4419, Vibrantmarket.com; Ritual Body Studio 554-1008, Ritualbodystudio.com; Oxalis Apothecary Oxalisapothecary.com
MOISTURIZERS / SERUMS Antioxidant, vitamin-rich elixirs and creams packed with nutrients to stunt skin's inflammatory response and neutralize damage from UV rays and environmental pollutants
Oxalis Nightly Renewal Serum This serum deeply restores skin with powerful antioxidants like fatty acids and vitamins C & E for radiance while camellia and chia seed oil protect the skin’s barrier, and prickly pear, cranberry seed, and avocado oils provide heavy-duty hydration that’s lightweight and fast-absorbing. Oxalisapothecary.com
Revision D.E.J. Face Cream This light, peptide rich moisturizer targets visible signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles and volume loss while promoting a healthy microbiome. Revisionskincare.com
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum This serum combines concentrated pure hyaluronic acid, madecassoside and vitamin B5 for optimal hydration while also being suitable for sensitive skin. Laroche-posay.us
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum A cult favorite, Skinceutical’s vitamin C serum is clinically proven to reduce damage from free radicals while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightening complexion. Skinceuticals.com
Mukti Organics Vital B Elixir A gentle elixir with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) that helps strengthen the skins natural barrier and even skin tone while cucumber extract calms redness and inflammation, hyaluronic acid plumps fine lines and botanical antioxidants protect and brighten. Thevibrantmarket.com
Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream This wonderfully rich, yet fast-absorbing face cream provides deep hydration and nourishment to soothe and replenish weary skin. Use as a daily moisturizer, as a “wrinklebusting” night cream or anytime your skin needs extra TLC. Thevibrantmarket.com
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Chefs are a lot like the rest of us. They don’t feel much like cooking after a long day at work. They know the pain of preparing separate dinners for partners and picky kids. And when they go out, they just want to relax and enjoy a good meal. ¶ There are differences, of course – like being expected to bring foie gras to the potluck or stock the pantry with one’s own commercial spice blend. But they share one thing with most New Orleanians: they love talking about what to eat, where to eat it and how to cook it. ¶ Nine of the city’s most exciting chefs tell us how they dine on their own time.
like those from Tacos del Cartel, Zócalo and Secret Birria. For special occasions, Commander’s Palace takes top honors for impeccable service. “I like that a lot of the stuff that I learned through working with Emeril came from there,” said Avelar, who prior to Mawí, worked his way up through Emeril Lagasse’s kitchens. “You can definitely see the roots of his style of service and plating and the way the kitchen operates…It’s like walking in and seeing somebody’s mother or grandmother after you’ve met their son.” IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Avelar’s local spot is Hobnobber Café in Metairie. Early in his career, Avelar trained under owner Troy Timphony, learning classic Creole Italian dishes like stuffed mirliton and chicken parmesan. “It’s the stuff they’ve been cooking for years, and it’s just so comforting,” he said.
Gulf Shrimp at Bacchanal Fine Wine and Spirits
WILL AVELAR CHEF/OWNER, MAWÍ TORTILLAS
WHEN CHEF WILL DINES OUT, HE TRIES TO VISIT RESTAURANT FRIENDS AND CLIENTS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED HIS BUSINESS OVER THE YEARS.
FAVORITE SPOTS Avelar’s picks include Johnny Sánchez, Felipe’s Taqueria, VALS, El Cucuy and Galaxie. He also looks forward to visiting Gris-Gris and Maypop. Bacchanal is high on Avelar’s recommended list for the combination of great wine, music and food (he orders the braised pork shoulder). Pork also draws him to Tan Dinh in Gretna for the fried pork ribs plate. “It’s so much flavor packed into that dish, and then the lemon pepper sauce they serve with it just brings it up even more,” he said. If he’s uptown around lunchtime, Avelar’s order is an Italian hoagie from Stein’s Deli. Avelar has been following the growing birria taco trend, even adding the dish to the menu at Mawí. He likes to sample different local takes on it,
ON HOME COOKING Avelar cooks a few times a week and enjoys involving his two sons. “I like to ask my kids what they want to cook,” he said, adding that he also values their critiques. The menu might include pasta, steak with potatoes and vegetables or desserts involving powdered sugar. Meanwhile, the kids are sharpening their kitchen skills – and cleaning up afterwards. “They’re getting the whole program,” he said. DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY At Christmas, Avelar is on the hook for lasagna and mojomarinated roasted pork. WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HIS KITCHEN Butter, heavy cream and some sort of citrus. He also stocks seasonings to flavor a range of Italian, Latin American and Asian-inspired recipes, from chile flakes to cilantro to sesame oil.
FRANK BRIGTSEN CHEF/CO-OWNER, BRIGTSEN’S
“WE DON’T GET OUT A LOT, BUT THE ONES WE GO TO WE ARE PARTICULAR ABOUT,” SAID CHEF FRANK OF DINING OUT WITH WIFE MARNA. BRIGTSEN HAS BECOME A PESCATARIAN AFTER LOSING HIS TASTE FOR MEAT, SO FISH AND SEAFOOD FEATURE PROMINENTLY IN HIS CHOICES.
FAVORITE SPOTS Brigtsen rhapsodizes over the seared pompano with curried brown butter and toasted cashews and the Krispy Kreme bread pudding at Station 6, chef and friend Alison Vega-Knoll’s Bucktown eatery. The Brigtsens are equally impressed by Larder Gourmet Market + Eatery, Vega-Knoll’s joint effort with Chris Wilson, where they pick up prepared dips, soups, sweets and Cajun Caviar. “COVID-19 has changed the way we think about food,” Brigtsen said. “It’s not just about going to a restaurant anymore – takeout is now a fixture, and I hope it sticks.” Brigtsen praises brunch at Rosedale, owned by “best buddy” and chef Susan Spicer, for its excellent take on eggs Benedict and welcoming service. He applauds the talents of chefs Jordan and Amarys Herndon of Palm & Pine and their creativity and commitment through difficult times. Brigtsen also enjoyed a recent trip to Cavan: “Every dish we had was wonderful, and I was really
impressed by how they are handling safety.” Chef Nina Compton is a Brigtsen favorite, as are her restaurants Compère Lapin and Bywater American Bistro (where he loves the mirliton soup with crispy oysters). “When [Compton] came to New Orleans, she took a big gamble, not knowing whether this place would welcome her or how her cuisine would fit into Creole cuisine,” Brigtsen said. He calls Creole cooking “the original fusion cuisine” and states that “Chef Nina Compton’s goat curry is just as Creole as my trout meuniere.” For special events, Brigtsen is eager to return to French Quarter icons Antoine’s and Arnaud’s. “I love them both for different reasons,” he said. He looks forward to Antoine’s Baked Alaska and Arnaud’s Oysters Ohan with finely chopped andouille and eggplant. “The service, the atmosphere… make it totally worth a trip,” Brigtsen said.
“They need local support.” ON HOME COOKING Brigtsen found himself with time to tinker in the kitchen over the past year, cooking up fish and vegetablecentered recipes to suit his new diet. He published two “cookbooklet” volumes of “Stay-at-Home Cooking” that can be purchased on the restaurant’s website. DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY Brigtsen always makes his mother Ernie’s oyster dressing for Thanksgiving. “I try to keep her memory alive by making that dish,” he says. WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HIS KITCHEN Brigtsen enjoys “pantry cooking,” and one of his most versatile pantry ingredients is Chili Garlic Sauce from Lee Kum Kee. He adds it to vegetables, soups and a paste to top broiled fish for “a beautiful glow of heat without being painful.”
Seared pompano with curried brown butter and toasted cashews and the Krispy Kreme bread pudding at Station 6
Jeffery eating crawfish capellini and grilled tuna with green beans + potatoes at Pêche
JEFFERY HEARD, SR.
CHEF/OWNER, HEARD DAT KITCHEN, AUDREY MAE’S CATERING
WHEN CHEF JEFF ISN’T SERVING UP HIS SIGNATURE “SUPERDOME” PLATES TO HUNGRY CUSTOMERS, HE ENJOYS HIS WIFE’S HOME COOKING AND TIME WITH HIS GRANDKIDS.
DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY New Orleansstyle BBQ shrimp
FAVORITE SPOTS Heard is a wine lover and fan of the list at Pêche, where he and his wife often enjoy an early Sunday dinner. Wedding anniversaries bring the couple to his longtime professional home Restaurant August, where Heard spent a decade as banquet manager. “It’s nice when people know you by your name,” he said. Mr. B’s is another top pick. Heard enjoys taking his five grandchildren to restaurants, including Meril for flatbreads and, of course, the signature cotton candy. As Heard recalled, “We went
once, and they said, ‘I know it’s not our birthday, Paw Paw, but could we tell them it’s somebody’s birthday?’” IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Heard lives on the Westbank now, but spent more than two decades in Metairie, where he fell for the meatballs and spaghetti, burgers and seafood at the family-friendly Come Back Inn. “We used to do that a lot after the kids had a baseball game or something,” he said. During his years working in hotels, Heard often struggled to offer guests recommendations for authentic
neighborhood spots other than Dooky Chase’s or Willie Mae’s Scotch House. “That’s what gave me the incentive to open up my place now,” he said. “It fits that need – guests look for stuff off the beaten path.” ON HOME COOKING Now that Heard spends all day at the stove, he is happy to leave the home cooking to his talented wife. Heard also says he’s lost about 30 pounds since opening Heard Dat Kitchen because he’s too busy to sit down and eat. “That’s been a struggle,” he said. “And my kitchen is not
air-conditioned, so it’s hot, especially in the summertime. Right now, I’m trying to put on a little weight for July, when I’ll be sweating.” WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HIS KITCHEN Heard keeps quick prep foods, like steaks, in the freezer and makes his own blackening seasoning to add to seafood and meats. “One thing I do a lot lately is make a charcuterie tray with different cheeses and salami and things like that,” he said. “But as far as cooking, I try not to do too much after being in here.”
DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY “I’m always in charge of doing a prime rib for Christmas, or a turkey for Thanksgiving – all the usual stuff,” Nguyen said. For special occasions, he might whip up creative dishes like mussels with cilantro in curry sauce.
NATE NGUYEN CHEF/PARTNER, UNION RAMEN
AFTER A RAMEN-FILLED DAY, CHEF NATE ENJOYS DIFFERENT FLAVORS DURING TIME OFF – FROM MEXICAN DELICACIES TO DISHES THAT REFLECT HIS VIETNAMESE HERITAGE.
FAVORITE SPOTS Nguyen’s go-to for Vietnamese is Pho Ga Quang Minh on the Westbank. “They serve the best chicken pho. I get cravings like every week for that,” he said. Nguyen says even the most discerning sushi lovers (like friends from Los Angeles) are impressed by Shogun in Metairie: “That place is legit.” He also praises Nagomi, the
Nate eating chicken pho at Pho Ga Quang Minh
omakase spot from Shogun veteran chef Kazuyuki “Kaz” Ishikawa and Yakuza House, the newcomer from chef Huy Pham, as great additions to the local restaurant scene. Frequent visits to Restaurant Depot allow Nguyen to indulge his taste for Mexican. “Across from Home Depot, right under the bridge, there are food trucks – I will stop by and grab some tacos, len-
gua – things like that… I love Mexican food, and you can’t go wrong with food trucks for authentic flavors.” When Nguyen and his wife dine out with their young children, they typically opt for casual Vietnamese spots. (Rare) adult nights out might take them to Banana Blossom, and he hopes to return one day soon to Restaurant R’evolution.
ON HOME COOKING “Most of the time when I’m home, I don’t go in the kitchen,” Nguyen said. When he does feel inspired, he serves up traditional Vietnamese dishes, like soups, vermicelli bowls or rice with braised pork. “Or sometimes I’ll cook a bowl of instant ramen and throw stuff on top of it and call it a day.”
WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HIS KITCHEN Pickled mustard greens. “We have this pork meat we call ‘ruoc,’” he said. “You sauté the meat and shred and dry it. Whenever you’re hungry, you take it out of the fridge, put it on rice and eat it with our pickled mustard greens. That’s delicious – just simple food.”
Oysters from Saffron Nola
MEG BICKFORD EXECUTIVE CHEF, COMMANDER’S PALACE
WHEN SHE STEPS OUT OF COMMANDER’S KITCHEN, CHEF MEG APPRECIATES BOTH THE CITY’S OLDEST CULINARY TRADITIONS AND NEWER TWISTS.
FAVORITE SPOTS For a roast beef poor boy and French fries, nothing beats Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar. “Between me and my husband, that’s the one we will always agree on,” Bickford said. She also can’t resist the hot fried chicken sandwich and Crystal hot sauce pulp from Picnic Provisions & Whiskey. Both Maypop and MoPho make Bickford’s list, as do the oysters from Saffron Nola. “Those charbroiled oysters in that beautiful platter… that’s such a craveable thing,” she says. “It’s like, I’ve got to satisfy this now.” Bickford enjoys the cocktails and “anything Nina Compton does” at Compère Lapin. Nine Roses on the Westbank is a destination for “out of this world” double crispy duck and sugarcane shrimp. Turkey and the Wolf is “a bunch of fun” and always offers something “you haven’t had or haven’t thought of.”
Bickford names both Marjie’s Grill and Palm&Pine as places that demonstrate the exciting evolution of New Orleans cuisine. For special occasions, Bickford loves the extravagant attention to detail at Restaurant R’evolution. She recalls her first visit with her husband, from the little stool for her handbag to the silver coffee service: “My husband and looks at me and says, ‘Are we on the Titanic right now?’” ON HOME COOKING Bickford counts herself fortunate to have a husband who is also in the culinary industry to handle dinner duties for them and their 3-year-old daughter. “I don’t really cook at home as much as I used to,” she said. “I think it’s because if I did, no one would eat until midnight.” Bickford longs for the days when her daughter would
eat anything. “Now it’s the chicken nugget phase that just rips your heart out,” she said. For the time being, they find culinary common ground at Shogun, where her daughter loves the miso clear soup. DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY Bickford’s chicken liver pâté WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HER KITCHEN A lot. Bickford jokes that she and her husband are “food hoarders” with two pantries. Staples include gochujang and Mae Ploy sweet chili glaze: “Like you don’t run out of ketchup in your house, we don’t run out of those,” she says. Bickford also raves about the feta from Southern Maids Dairy, which she buys from St. James Cheese Company: “I sit there with the refrigerator door open and eat out of this tub of feta cheese.”
SUE ZEMANICK CHEF/OWNER, ZASU
DURING PANDEMIC DOWNTIME, ZEMANICK SAYS SHE’S BEEN EATING OUT MORE THAN EVER, GIVING HER A CHANCE TO REVISIT OLD FRIENDS AND FIND NEW FAVORITES. FAVORITE SPOTS Zemanick is delighted by the proliferation of pop-ups and pop-ups-turned-brick-andmortars, including Budsi’s Authentic Thai, which began as a popup at Pal’s Lounge. “I kind of fell in love with her food there,” she said. Zony Mash Beer Project draws her to pop ups like Zee’s Pizzeria, for its New-Yorkstyle pies, and Bub’s Burgers, where she learned a valuable lesson: “I made the mistake of ordering a single patty, because I’m usually a single patty kind of girl. But next time I’m definitely getting two patties because they smash it really hard, so it gets all those crispy brown edges.” For dessert, Lucy Boone Ice Cream is a guilty pleasure. “I had to give it up after Lent,” Zemanick said. “[Abby Boone] is an amazing pastry chef. Adding all those desserts into an incredible ice cream base is a win-win for me.” Zemanick singles out cold brew and key lime pie but says she likes every flavor. Windowsill Pies’ Bananas Foster double cream pie also earns high marks, as do its savory varieties. For healthier options, Zemanick turns to friend Robin Borne of Reborne Bakery and her treats made without gluten, dairy
Bamboo Salad and Issan Somtam at Budsi’s Authentic Thai
or refined sugar. “She practices what she preaches,” Zemanick said. “If you’re trying to not have sugar and flour, it’s a great alternative.” For special occasions, Saint Germain tops the list. Pêche is another favorite for seafood fan Zemanick, who names the whole roasted fish, fried bread, brussels sprouts and the oysters (“of course”) as go-to dishes. Gianna also ranks high for its ricotta lemon ravioli and chocolate cherry tartufo. IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Zemanick is a regular at Buttermilk Drop Bakery:
“We go there like twice a week because you can smell it from the backyard.” Pagoda Café supplies breakfast tacos and coffee, and Piece of Meat and Marjie’s Grill also make the family rotation. ON HOME COOKING Zemanick does a lot of what she calls “pretty basic” cooking for her husband, almost-5-year-old daughter and 13-year-old “bonus daughter,” sometimes making multiple meals for different tastes. Double-thick-cut pork chops with herbs from the garden get kid-friendly sides, like roasted apples and sweet potatoes. “I’ll throw some onions in there, and they push those to the side of the plate,” Zemanick said. Grilled rib-eyes, roasted
chicken and fish are all standards. “I would like to do more involved stews, braises, lasagna… but my kids won’t eat it,” she said. “So, I take the shortcut and make stuff that they like.” WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HER KITCHEN Kimchi. “I think it goes great with everything, and it makes my kid dinners that much better, especially when I turn it into leftover kimchi fried rice,” Zemanick said. She also incorporates aoilis, pesto and finishing salts from Wolf ‘n Swallow at the Coffee Science Sunday market.
DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY For holidays, Araujo makes ‘pierna de puerco’ – a whole pig leg roasted and served with a tomato-based sofrito.
FAVORITE SPOTS Araujo visits The Franklin for truffle-oillaced fries and a burger or “killer” chicken parm. “I feel like it’s my adult place,” she said. “I like that the vibe is very chill, staff recognize you when you come in and they already know what you like.” For special occasions, she chooses Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Metairie, Compère Lapin or La Petite Grocery. A seafood mood might lead Araujo to Parkway Bakery & Tavern for a shrimp and oyster poor boy or to Clesi’s for boiled crawfish and boudin. Araujo considers the muffaletta at NorJoe Imports the city’s best. “They haven’t changed their recipe – I’m 43 and started eating those when I was 18.”
WHAT SHE’S GLAD TO SEE IN THE LOCAL DINING SCENE “What I’m seeing more in recent years is chefs that worked for powerhouses slowly breaking apart and opening their own restaurants,” Araujo said. She is glad to see former pop-ups like Levee Baking Co. finding permanent homes and recommends friend Queen Trini Lisa’s Trinidadian cuisine, particularly her doubles [curried chickpea flatbread sandwiches]. “If you want home cooking, that woman kills it,” she said. Araujo is also excited to
try new restaurant Mister Mao, which will feature the culinary talents of her friend chef Sophina Uong. ON HOME COOKING Araujo keeps things simple, focusing on seafood and fish prepared with a mix of Italian and Honduran techniques. Much of her produce comes from farmers markets. “Whatever’s in season, that’s what I’m cooking in my house,” she said.
Melissa eating a burger with truffle-oillaced fries at The Franklin
WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HER KITCHEN Araujo’s staples are sofrito (including her recipe for green sofrito made from herbs, olive oil and trinity), chicken base and beef base, in addition to good red wine and port. She also stocks ham, cheese and… Bunny Bread. “I love Bunny Bread,” says Araujo. “It’s easy to grab a jar of mayo and mustard and make yourself a nice sandwich. I discovered there were different kinds of mustard when I was older, but I go back to the yellow I grew up with – that’s basically essential for a Honduran family.”
MELISSA ARAUJO EXECUTIVE CHEF/OWNER, ALMA, SAVEUR CATERING
SINCE OPENING RESTAURANT ALMA IN OCTOBER, CHEF MELISSA FREQUENTS PLACES WHERE SHE CAN TAKE IT EASY. “IT’S HARD WHEN YOU’RE IN THIS BUSINESS,” SHE SAID. “ONCE YOU GO OUT, YOU TEND TO CRITICIZE LITTLE THINGS BECAUSE YOU’RE CRITICIZING IN YOUR OWN BUSINESS ALL THE TIME TO GET BETTER. BUT WHEN I GO INTO THESE PLACES, I LEAVE MY JOB BEHIND AND I’M ABLE TO RELAX.”
ISAAC TOUPS CHEF/OWNER, TOUPS’ MEATERY
Isaac eating oak smoked Mississippi beef cheek with watermelon salad and crispy pig knuckles at Marjie’s Grill
FAVORITE SPOTS Toups hits Marjie’s Grill for food he calls a cross between southern barbecue and southern Thai. “The menu is small, but everything is filled with flavor,” he said. The patio and casual atmosphere add to the appeal: “I can go there in my shorts, get a good bottle of wine, a good meal, some strong cocktails and have a great time.” La Boca Steakhouse tempts Toups with its Argentinian-style, skin-on skirt steak which he calls “one of the best in the city.” He rounds out the meal with French fries, blood sausage and “a really good glass of red wine.” For lunch, Toups likes the “Rachel” sandwich at Stein’s Market & Deli. “Dan Stein is kind of a curmudgeon, but he makes some of the best kosher Cajun food around,” he said. Toups also enjoys an
afternoon visit to St. James Cheese Company: “Get a big meat and cheese board... You can get Iberico ham and a bottle of rosé, sit outside in the sun and just have a marvelous time.” IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Toups lives in Gentilly, but often brings his family to Mid-City’s Mopho, run by his friend Michael Gulotta. “If you want classic Vietnamese, go somewhere else,” he said, but recommends MoPho for “new wave, super interesting, big bold flavors, with a nice outdoor patio and really friendly staff.” Restaurant outings are often a family affair. “My kids are kind of bougie,” Toups said. “They’ll go out to eat at nice places, so one of our
favorite brunch places is Paladar 511,” where Toups praises the breakfast pizza, little gem lettuce salad and the wine list. ON HOME COOKING Toups still enjoys cooking at home. “My plan is when I retire to just host dinner parties. I might retire from the restaurant business one day, but I absolutely love cooking,” he said. WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HIS KITCHEN “With high quality butter and anchovies, you can make just about damn near anything,” Toups said. “I get the good yellowy, creamy stuff and use it by the gobs.” Anchovies add a “savory umami bang” to everything
CHEF ISAAC CALLS GOING TO RESTAURANTS A “HOBBY” FOR HIS FAMILY, INCLUDING MUCHANTICIPATED WEEKLY DATE NIGHTS WITH HIS WIFE.
DISH MOST REQUESTED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY “My kids always ask me, as soon as it gets cold, for chicken and sausage gumbo,” Toups said. “That’s one of the most cliched things you can ask a Cajun chef to make, but I still like making it. It’s a treat when my father goes hunting – he brings in wild birds that he shot, and we make a wild bird gumbo. If you’ve never had that, you’ve really never lived and had a good Cajun experience.”
from braises to sauces to vinaigrettes. His shelves are also stocked with spices from his “Spiceology” line. According to Toups, his kids like to sprinkle the green-chile-and-parmesanlaced “Fryclone” flavor over popcorn.
Fried Cauliflower and Squid Ink Spaghetti at Paladar 511
MARTHA WIGGINS EXECUTIVE CHEF, CAFÉ RECONCILE
CHEF MARTHA EXPENDS MOST OF HER KITCHEN ENERGY AT CAFÉ RECONCILE, SO IN HER OFF TIME, SHE SUPPORTS A RANGE OF NEIGHBORHOOD EATERIES.
FAVORITE SPOTS After work, Wiggins often visits nearby Houston’s for rotisserie chicken or a pork chop and a martini. “It has become a really happy place for me,” she said. Like her peers, Wiggins is a long-time fan of Paladar 511, Marjie’s Grill and The Franklin, where the eggplant parm is her go-to dish. The Issan sausage from Budsi’s Authentic Thai makes Wiggins’ list, as do uptown spot Luvi and breakfast at Alma. She is thrilled that neighborhood icon Li’l Dizzy’s Café survived the pandemic. Takeout standbys include Sneaky Pickle or Ethiopian fare from Café Abyssinia or Addis Nola, where she orders the Veggie Combo. Wiggins grew up in Washington, DC, which is home to a large population of Ethiopian origin, and she considers the cuisine one of
her comfort foods. She also loves the red beans from McKenzie’s Chicken in a Box, a ham and cheese poor boy from Parkway Bakery & Tavern and the hot food lines from Ideal Market and Big Easy Fresh Market. Hunan Wok on St. Bernard Avenue supplies Wiggins with fried chicken wings, Singapore Mei Fun and Young Chow fried rice, and she turns to Dian Xin for what she calls “proper Chinese.” Wiggins visits Sprouts for fresh juice and ginger shots “to counteract all the bad things I do to my body.” Her favorite coffee shops include Fatma’s Cozy Corner and Backatown Coffee Parlour, which she says is “a great place to go if you’re meeting somebody.” Wiggins likes Pax on North Claiborne Avenue for its coffee and also the “really delicious vegan food” from I-tal Garden, which shares its space. WHAT SHE’S GLAD TO SEE IN THE LOCAL DINING SCENE Wiggins notes a couple of themes. She is pleased to see more Black-owned businesses getting brick-and-mortar spots and hopes that trend will continue. She also believes customers have improved their home cooking during the pandemic and that restaurants need to meet higher expectations as a result: “I think a lot of people probably found they are better cooks than they thought, so we’ve got to make sure we come correct.” ON HOME COOKING “I really don’t want to cook when I get off work,” said Wiggins, who says that though she isn’t picky when others cook for her, she is finicky about her own food. “If it’s me trying to figure out what I want in my fridge, none of it appeals to me.” WHAT’S ALWAYS IN HER KITCHEN Wiggins always has the fixings on hand for a plate of her favorite rice and beans.
RESTAURANT DIRECTORY Addis NOLA 422 S. Broad St. AddisNola.com Alma Café 800 Louisa St. EatAlmaNola.com Antoine’s Restaurant 713 St. Louis St. Antoines.com Arnaud’s 813 Bienville St. ArnaudsRestaurant.com Bacchanal Fine Wine and Spirits 600 Poland Ave. BacchanalWine.com Backatown Coffee Parlour 301 Basin St., BackatownNola.com
Come Back Inn 8016 W. Metairie Ave. Commander’s Palace 1403 Washington Ave. CommandersPalace.com Compére Lapin 535 Tchoupitoulas St. CompereLapin.com Dian Xin 1218 Decatur St. DianXinNola.com
La Petite Grocery 4238 Magazine St. LaPetiteGrocery.com
Paladar 511 511 Marigny St., Paladar511.com
Shogun 2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Larder Gourmet Market + Eatery 3005 Veterans Memorial Blvd. LarderGourmetMarket.com
Palm&Pine 308 N. Rampart St. PalmandPineNola.com
Sneaky Pickle 4017 St. Claude Ave. YouSneakyPickle.com
Parkway Bakery and Tavern 538 Hagan Ave. ParkwayPoorBoys.com
Sprouts 1200 Henriette Delille St.
Levee Baking Co. 3138 Magazine St. LeveeBakingCo.com
Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar 5240 Annunciation St.
Lil’ Dizzy’s Café 1500 Esplanade Ave. LilDizzysCafe.net
El Cucuy 3507 Tchoupitoulas St. ElCucuyNola.com
Lucy Boone Ice Cream 1245 Constance St. LucyBooneIceCream.com
Fatmas Cozy Corner 1532 Ursulines St.
Luvi 5236 Tchoupitoulas St. LuviRestaurant.com
Banana Blossom 500 9th St., Gretna 504BananaBlossom.com
Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria multiple locations FelipesTaqueria.com
Big Easy Fresh Market 2669 Canal St., BigEasyMarketNola.com
The Franklin 2600 Dauphine St. TheFranklinNola.com
Marjie’s Grill 320 S. Broad Ave. MarjiesGrill.com
Brigtsen’s Restaurant 723 Dante St. Brigtsens.com
Galaxie Tacos 3060 St. Claude Ave. GalaxieTacos.com
Mawi Tortillas 505 W. Esplanade Ave. MawiNola.com
Budsi’s Authentic Thai 1760 N. Rampart St. BudsisThai.com
Gianna 700 Magazine St. GiannaRestaurant.com
Maypop 611 O’Keeffe Ave. MaypopRestaurant.com
Buttermilk Drop Bakery 1781 N. Dorgenois St. BittermilkDrop.com
Gris-Gris 1800 Magazine St. GrisGrisNola.com
Meril 424 Girod St. EmerilsRestaurants.com
Bywater American Bistro 2900 Chartres St. BywaterAmericanBistro.com
Heard Dat Kitchen 2520 Felicity St. HeardDatKitchen.com
Mopho 514 City Park Ave. MophoNola.com
Café Abyssinia 3511 Magazine St. CafeAbyssinia.com
Hobnobber Café 5928 W. Metairie Ave. HobnobberCafe.com
Mosquito Supper Club 3824 Dryades St. MosquitoSupperClub.com
Café Reconcile 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. CafeReconcile.org
Houston’s 1755 St. Charles Ave. Houstons.com
Mr. B’s Bistro 201 Royal St. MrBsBistro.com
Hunan Wok 2201 St. Bernard Ave.
Nagomi 3214 Burgundy St.
Ideal Market multiple locations IdealMarket.com
Nine Roses Restaurant 1100 Stephens St. NineRosesRestaurant.com
Johnny Sanchez 930 Poydras St. JohnnySanchezNola.com
Nor-Joe Import Company 505 Frisco Ave., Metairie
La Boca Steakhouse 870 Tchoupitoulas St. LaBocaSteakhouse.com
Pagoda Café 1430 N. Dorgenois St. PagodaCafe.net
Cavan, 3607 Magazine St. CavanNola.com Clesi’s 4323 Bienville St., ClesiCatering.com Coffee Science 410 S. Broad St., CoffeeScienceNola.com
McKenzie’s Chicken in a Box 3839 Frenchman St.
Pax Treme 810 N. Claiborne Ave. ItalgardenNola.com Pêche 800 Magazine St. PecheRestaurant.com Pho Ga Quang Minh 2651 Barataria Blvd. Picnic Provisions & Whiskey 741 State St. NolaPicnic.com
Station 6, 105 Metairie-Hammond Hwy Station6Nola.com St. James Cheese Company 5004 Prytania St., 641 Tchoupitoulas St. StJamesCheese.com Stein’s Market and Deli 2207 Magazine St. SteinsDeli.com Tacos del Cartel 2901 David Dr. TacosdelCartel.com
Piece of Meat 3301 Bienville St. PieceofMeatButcher.com
Tan Dinh 1705 Lafayette St. TanDinhNola.com
Queen Trini Lisa 3000 Dryades St. QueenTriniLisa.com
Toups' Meatery 845 N. Carrollton Ave. ToupsMeatery.com
Reborne Bakery 8837 Willow St. ReborneBakery.com
Turkey and the Wolf 739 Jackson Ave. TurkeyandtheWolf.com
Restaurant August 301 Tchoupitoulas St. RestaurantAugust.com
Union Ramen 1837 Magazine St. UnionRamen.com
Restaurant R’evolution 777 Bienville St. RevolutionNola.com
VALS 4632 Freret St. ValsNola.com
Rosedale 801 Rosedale Dr. RosedaleRestaurant.com
Windowsill Pies 4714 Freret St. WindowsillPiesNola.com
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 525 Fulton St., 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd. RuthsChris.com
Yakuza House 1325 Veterans Memorial Blvd. YakuzaHouse.com
Saffron Nola 4128 Magazine St. SaffronNola.com Saint-Germain 3054 St. Claude Ave. SaintGermainNola.com Secret Birria 323 Octavia St. SecretBirria.com
*A handy reference guide to all of the chefs’ go-to restaurants
Zasu 127 N. Carrollton Ave. ZasuNola.com Zocalo 2051 Metairie Road Zocalo-Nola.com Zony Mash Beer Project 3943 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. ZonyMashBeer.com
Dr. Szczepanski FOUNDER, DS FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP Dr. Devan Szczepanski believes there is a picture of health and well-being within everyone. As a Board Certified Physician and Founder of DS Family Medical Group, her mission is to rediscover the art surrounding the science of medicine. “No two patients are alike,” says Dr. Szczepanski. “My goal is to practice medicine the way Michelangelo created the Sistine Chapel—methodically, creatively, and with the powers of invention and innovation.” At DS Family Medicine, her traditional medical services include convenient in-house ultrasounds and lab-work that provide “real time” comprehensive diagnostic care. With certifications in nutritional and genetic medicine, Dr. Szczepanski complements her workups with the DS Therapeutics division of her practice, offering a dynamic and reformative approach to medicine. Treatments are personalized, based in part on each patient’s DNA structure. Nutrigenic options, including vitamins and supplements, are customized, and elective in-house brain and gut-mapping technology provide unparalleled insight into the patient’s mind-gut-body health and function. Dr. Szczepanski’s newest business, SoLux Wellness Integrative Medical Spa, features aesthetics that realize beauty from the inside out. SoLux Wellness hosts an annual Sophrosyne Beauty Blessing event that benefits medical charities while empowering women. While leading the way in comprehensive lifestyle medicine, Dr. Szczepanski enjoys opportunities to give back to her community both professionally and personally. 56 STARBRUSH CIR, COVINGTON 985.246.5670 DSFAMILYMED.COM
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Alaska for a summer escape Travel restrictions are loosening up, which is good news for those wishing to escape the Deep South’s apex of summer and head to cooler destinations, such as Alaska. While foreign-flagged cruise ships may not have returned full force to Alaskan waters, smaller ships within the 49th state offer great ways to explore individual regions, especially for those wanting to experience nature and wildlife up close. The popular Alaska Railroad has reinstated its summer schedule to several destinations. Best of all, travelers have more flying options to Alaska, including a direct flight to Anchorage and Fairbanks from Houston and Atlanta. Spanning an area larger than Texas, Alaska offers much to visitors. Start with a list of what you hope to see, then determine your comfort level, whether a rugged cabin in the woods or a luxury cruise ship, and how you wish to get around. We have a few suggestions to help you decide the best course of action.
It’s a short boat ride from downtown Sitka to the small island that houses the Sitka Lighthouse. Visitors don’t come here to tour a lighthouse, however, they come to revel in the spectacular views of harbor and town, rest beside blazing fire pits, cook in the chef’s kitchen and brag that they’ve slept in a lighthouse. Visitors to the unique accommodations enjoy a private boat dock with kayaks, trails throughout the one-acre island and a chance to sleep in the lighthouse pinnacle, if one can endure the endless sunlight in Alaska in summer. The town of Sitka features charming boutiques and restaurants, wildlife such as bald eagles everywhere and a fascinating history. For those who long to snare salmon or get on the water, Alaska Wildland Adventures offers three options: the Kenai Riverside Lodge that’s an easy drive from Anchorage or Steward, the Kenai Backcountry Lodge that requires a raft ride down the Kenai River and the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge accessible by boat from Seward. All include comfortable cabins and lodges, delicious meals and numerous chances to enjoy the outdoors.
FLY, THEN CLIMB ABOARD
The easiest way to visit the main areas of Alaska is to fly into Anchorage or Fairbanks, then rent a car and explore. Anchorage, the state’s largest city with an international airport, offers several state and national parks, the 11-mile Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and numerous attractions. For those who rather not drive, hop on the Alaska Railroad that takes passengers between Anchorage and Seward, plus daily trips to glaciers and from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a stop at Denali National Park, home to North America’s largest mountain. In addition to being delivered to exquisite sites and viewing wildlife such as grizzly bears and moose, passengers are treated to delightful meals and drinks aboard the train.
Denali National Park and Preserve has extended private vehicle access through the park by reservation, meaning visitors can now drive to mile marker 30 instead of stopping at mile marker 15. We suggest parking the car and enjoying one of the park’s many guided tours, such as the Tundra Wilderness Tour that takes visitors 60 miles inside the park. A tour the whole family will enjoy — although outside the park — is the Husky Homestead Tour, where four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King explains raising Alaskan Huskies.
Several Alaska-based cruise companies offer smaller, more intimate expeditions in summer. UnCruise Adventures, for instance, celebrates its 25th year this summer, offering seven to 14-day itineraries on Alaska’s lesser-known waterways. They cruise visitors to Glacier Bay National Park, only accessible by water. Alaskan Dream Cruises, operated by Alaska natives of the Tlingit tribe, also sails to Glacier Bay and Inside Passage cities such as Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. Their new five-night “North to True Alaska Expedition” celebrates their 10-year anniversary. Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic will add additional voyages to their 2021 summer season, including a “Wild Alaska Escape.”
BY E VE C R AWFO R D PEYTON
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It’s been two months now. I’m sure, at some point, I will stop counting the days and weeks and months since my mother’s sudden and unexpected death, but I’m not there yet. I still think, every Friday, about the last time we saw each other. Every Saturday, about the last time we spoke on the phone. Every Sunday, the last time we texted. Every Monday, the last time we “liked” each other’s Facebook posts. Every Tuesday, the day my life changed forever. I’ve processed it, I think, as much as I can, but I lost my brother 33 years ago, and I still miss him. I lost my sister 11 years ago and my close friend 10 years ago, and I still miss them. I had a second trimester miscarriage 15 years ago, and although there is no one, really, to miss and of course I adore my 14- and 9-year-old daughters, I still get waves of sorrow about that, too. It becomes less frequent; I know that from experience. In these early days after those other losses, everything reminded me of them, everything felt heavy and sad. Certain everyday things were particularly triggering. For at least a year after my brother died, fortune cookies depressed me because we’d eaten a meal at a Chinese restaurant the day he got out of rehab, about a month before he died. With my sister, it was chicken piccata, the last meal I ever cooked for her, in her drab Florida apartment while she hovered along the peeling Formica countertop and nagged me, getting drunker and drunker on cheap white wine she drank out of a plastic Tom Thumb
One Day at a Time
Mourning the days as the calendar turns cup because her hands shook too badly to be trusted with an actual wine glass. Songs, too, were hard. For my brother, Tom Waits and James Taylor songs got me. For my sister, it was Earth, Wind & Fire and Steely Dan. Now I can eat those things, hear those songs, and barely think of them, but back then, they haunted me.
It takes a lot now to bring those memories back full-force. The pain associated with them has faded, and now I feel a sense of fondness when I eat my brother’s favorite candy (Reese’s Pieces) or smell my sister’s perfume (Chanel No. 5). I’m not there yet with my mom. I had 40 years to get to know everything she liked and disliked: Vietnamese
food, Diet Coke, mystery novels, a cappella music, angel food cake, onions on hamburgers, thrift stores, Tetris, modern art, Talking Heads, sauerkraut. All of those things bring on a stab of grief. At my doctor’s office last week, they called a woman back and verified her birthday, which was the same as my mom’s but two years earlier, and I was irrationally angry at this woman: How come she was walking around just fine, and my mom, who was younger, was dead?! There will come a time, I hope, when I am no longer so sad and angry -- and honestly also bewildered, as much as anything, because how can she just be gone like that? How can she be gone when she had just clicked “like” on my Facebook post hours before? But that time is not here yet for me. The fireworks on July 4 will make me sad. My kids going back to school without her here to give them little “first day presents” will make me sad. Our shared September birthdays will make me sad. Halloween will make me sad. Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s are all completely unfathomable to experience without her. Ditto Carnival season and Valentine’s Day and Easter. I’ll do it. I know I will. Sad or not, I’ll get through the year, and I’ll find joy and make new traditions. The pain won’t ever go away completely, but eventually Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays and Mondays and Tuesdays will just be days again. Until then, I’ll just be over here, mourning and counting the months.
JANE SANDERS ILLUSTRATION
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ABOUT THE DESIGNERS Jennifer and Kenny Rabalais started The Plant Gallery 30 years ago with a French Quarter location that was open 24 hours a day, and later expanded and moved the business to Metairie. Nine years ago, Jennifer started Jade to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning her own interiors store. Between the two businesses, the two have their hands in everything from landscape and floral design to furnishings and accessories.
JENNIFER + KENNY RABALAIS Keep your cool this summer
uring the heat of summer, keeping our houses and ourselves cool is a “hot topic.” Luckily, there are many ways to keep the sun and temperatures at bay. As the husband and wife team that owns Jade, a home design boutique on Metairie Road, and The Plant Gallery, a nursery that offers everything from landscaping to gifts and décor on Airline Highway, Jennifer and Kenny Rabalais are versed in cooling ideas
— for both indoor and outdoor spaces — that take both the beautiful and functional into account. The duo stresses the importance of adequate shade. Inside, Jennifer suggests window treatments with sun-blocking rather than sun-filtering fabrics and with multilayers for windows with lots of sun exposure. “Unlined curtains may look good blowing in the breeze in photos, but curtains with interlining will do a much better job of keeping the heat out, help protect the curtain fabric and help protect your upholstered pieces of furniture inside your rooms,” she said. “Close them during the day. Also, consider another layer of windows coverings under 1 your curtains such as a natural bamboo Adding climbing shade.” vines to an From custom drapery to ready-made roller open-air gazebo shades that you cut and install yourself, will provide extra shade while also window covering options are available in letting breezes a wide variety of looks and price points. through. Outside, Kenny adds that awnings, trees and vines near light-facing windows will 2 shield your home from the sun’s rays, while Four trees adding to your property value. planted in a When natural breezes are in short supply, square give a Jennifer recommends creating your own similar effect when the breeze with an indoor ceiling fan that is as canopies meet to good looking as it is refreshing. The sleek form a shady top. Monte Carlo line, available through Jade, is designed to bring equal parts aesthetics 3 and comfort to your living spaces. Large lightweight Studies show that sleep quality improves in pots can cooler temperatures, so keeping the bedroom accommodate shade trees for a comfortable during peak heat season is less permanent important. Jennifer suggests switching situation. to breathable linen sheets in the summer months and scenting them with a lavender detergent or linen spray for an additional “layer of relaxation.” Water is the ultimate cooling agent in summer, but pools aren’t the only way to hydrate your surroundings. With a wealth of choices at The Plant Gallery, the two suggest considering a fountain for your outdoor space because of the soothing soundtrack they provide inside and out. “The sound of trickling water can help trick out mind into cooling thoughts,” explained Jennifer.
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BY JAY FO R MAN
Market Fresh Go-to place for to-go foods
SMOKED SALMON AND CAJUN CAVIAR BAGEL
ituated along a commercial stretch of Veterans Boulevard is The Larder Gourmet Market + Eatery, an independent outpost surrounded by a sea of big box chains. Owned and operated by Alison VegaKnoll and Chris Wilson (the former also owns the seafood-centric Station 6 in Bucktown and the later is a longtime veteran of Emeril’s restaurant group), The Larder puts forward an assortment of artful prepared foods as well as a curated portfolio of products from small businesses in New Orleans and beyond. If you are in need of a quick meal, takeout for the family, party supplies or gifts for a friend, The Larder checks all these boxes. Think of it as a culinary Swiss Army Knife for all your home and party planning needs. Their origin story is counterintuitive, having opened during the pandemic at a time when most places were either hunkering down or closing their doors for good. But Vega-Knoll immediately spotted an opportunity in the high-visibility real estate. “Chris and I envisioned a place where people could have restaurant quality food in a take-out setting,” said Vega-Knoll. “We really felt we could build on that.” Drawing on past experience (she and her husband operated a smaller version of the concept years back when they lived in Antigua), the duo embarked on a full-on renovation of the former fast-food space. The result is an airy, light-filled contemporary vision that is combination deli, market, coffee shop and gelateria with alfresco seating and a contactless drive-through window to boot. Guests can pre-order turnkey meal packages, picking them up at the drive-thru on the way home. One recent choice was a chicken chili, accompanied by rice and thick slices of bread pudding, which served more than the four advertised. Customers can also order prepared food from the deli case – their Creole shrimp salad is a favorite. “The dish reminds me of my dad’s boiled shrimp
salad,” said Vega-Knoll, whose updated version builds on the seasoned shrimp with lemon and fresh rosemary. “You can eat as a dip or use on a sandwich – it is very versatile.” The curried chicken salad is popular as well. For breakfast, consider the smoked salmon and Cajun Caviar bagel, whose main ingredients are sourced from Cajun Caviar, a separate woman-owned enterprise that Vega-Knoll is a partner of, as well. For lunch they offer a compelling list of sandwiches, including a traditional pressed Cuban with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and garlic aioli. If you need to fill your fridge instead, check out the selection of prepared foods. Soups include a deliciously creamy New England-style clam chowder. The spectrum is broad – offering everything from gumbo to lasagna – and there is no predominant theme save for that they tend to be crowd-pleasing hits with an emphasis on seafood. Vendors whose wares are showcased here include St. James Cheese, Piccolo Gelato and the Lord of Meringues – a micro-bakery owned by Ehren Abbott whose imaginative confections approach edible sculpture. Other vendors include Jacques Torres Chocolates and Withco cocktail bases, making the Larder a good place for gifts. In-house seating is offered, as well as the convenience of a drive-thru. Al fresco tables are nestled among the beds of herbs and flowers which help to soften the traffic from nearby Veterans Boulevard. As the pandemic recedes, The Larder’s model is shifting more toward event and party planning; keep them in mind for your entertaining needs. 3005 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 766-6763, Lardergourmetmarket.com
ABOUT THE CHEF Alison Vega-Knoll is a native New Orleanian whom many will remember from Vega Tapas Café, which helped pioneer the small plates craze way before it became a national trend. She and her husband Drew spent several years in Antigua where they raised their family while operating a gourmet market that served as a forerunner of The Larder. Upon the family’s return to New Orleans, she opened Station 6 in Bucktown, which specializes in seafood. Chris Wilson spent the better part of three decades with Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant group, last serving as Culinary Director prior to the pandemic.
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B Y E L IZ ABE TH P E AR CE
Poetry in a Glass
Shake up your cocktail game Laura Bellucci created this absinthe inspired daiquiri, as an homage to the 19th century French poet, Charles Pierre Baudelaire, an early advocate of “art for art’s sake.” After spending time in the Caribbean, his writing frequently referenced that tropical paradise, and he saw drugs and alcohol as the best route to said paradise. His philosophy was “Be drunk always!” It’s apt that Laura would name this mix of a Caribbean rum and French absinthe for him. Laura moved to New Orleans in 2011, heading the program at Sobou and later launching the now sadly closed Belle Epoque absinthe bar. The city’s positive energy is what drew and kept her here. She mused, “The focus on personal joy that is inherent to life in this city is so beautiful.” Post-pandemic, Laura is eager to join friends again and spend that time celebrating. Looking ahead she noted that “October will be one of the craziest festival months the entire time I’ve been here.” Baudelaire would approve.
1.5 ounce Papa’s Pilar Blonde rum 0.75 ounce Lucid absinthe 0.75 ounce lime juice
1 Lucid absinthe was created for mixing in cocktails. Absinthes can differ greatly, so whichever you choose can really alter the drink.
0.75 ounce spiced simple syrup (see recipe) Lime zest 2 dashes Bitter Queen tobacco bitters Add all ingredients to shaker, shake aggressively and double strain into coupe, garnish with lime ribbon
SPICED SIMPLE SYRUP
3 sticks cinnamon
The aged rum plays nicely with the absinthe. If you swap the kind of rum, make sure to use something with age.
3 pods cardamom
3 Tobacco bitters don’t actually contain tobacco, but have a smoky flavor that evokes it.
2 star anise 1 teaspoon coriander 2 cups sugar 1.5 cup water Heat all ingredients on very low for 40 minutes. Strain and refrigerate. Syrup keeps for one month in the refrigerator.
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Mr. Okra-inspired ribs
Days after New Orleans post-Katrina flooding, a friend put Chef Scot “Scottie” Craig in touch with a group of CNN journalists seeking someone who could feed them something other than military-issued, vacuum sealed M.R.E.s. With his home and restaurant—the popular Katie’s in Mid City inaccessible— Craig was free to eager to help “I was desperate,” Craig said. “I found them a mobile kitchen and they got me along with the deal.” He set up a mobile kitchen at the CNN outpost near Lee Circle. In those early days, only military, journalists (which now included Scottie), and crafty, connected types capable of securing passes roamed the city. Inexplicably, those with high-level connections included the late Arthur J. Robinson, a.k.a “Mr. Okra,” the city’s best-known traveling produce salesman. Regardless that he was awakening to a sparsely populated, utterly decimated place, in those dark days Mr. Okra cheerily continued to do the same thing each morning that he had done for decades: He loaded up his pick-up with fresh fruits and vegetables and drove around town singing out through a bullhorn to inform of what he had available for sale. “I have no idea where he was getting this stuff,” Craig said. “Most people were still munching jars of pickles, but every day it was ‘I’ve got blackberries!’” when he drove by. He seemed to have blackberries just coming out of his ass. So, I bought blackberries. “CNN headquarters kept sending in loads of baby back ribs. So, I had lots of ribs and lots of blackberries. What to do? This is it. “I was supposed to work for CNN for three months, tops. I ended up working for them for two years. I still get calls from CNN bureau’s all over the country asking for these ribs.” SAM JULY HANNA PHOTO . KIT WOHL STUDIO 66 2021
BABY BACK RIBS WITH BLACKBERRY & JALAPENO GLAZE
Serves 4 2 racks best-quality baby back pork ribs Rib Rub (recipe follows) Blackberry Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows) Fresh, whole blackberries, if desired 1. First, rub the ribs evenly with the “Rib Rub.” 2. Next, smoke the ribs on a prepared outdoor smoker set at 225ºF for 4 to 5 hours until tender. Refrigerate the ribs until well chilled. 3. Prepare an outdoor charcoal or gas grill for indirect cooking. Brush the ribs generously with the sauce and grill until heated through. The sauce should be thick enough to stick to the ribs. 4. Serve the ribs with additional sauce and fresh, whole blackberries if desired. COOK WITH US!
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Rib Rub: 1 tablespoon sea salt 2 teaspoons granulated garlic 2 teaspoon granulated onion 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Blackberry Barbecue Sauce: 1 cup ketchup
1 Don’t have access to a grill? Visit MyNewOrleans. com for a method for smoking the ribs right in the oven.
2 This divine sauce would work equally well on chicken, pork, duck, vegetables or even tofu.
3 Whatever you do, don’t use this on those horrible, fatty St. Louis-style ribs,” the chef warns. “They suck. Use only lean baby backs.”
1 cup honey 1/4 cup molasses 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1cup brown sugar 20 fresh blackberries 30 pickled jalapeño slices, finely chopped pickling liquid from jalapeños Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1. Combine all ingredients except the pickling liquid, salt, and pepper in a in a saucepot. 2. Puree with an immersion blender. 3. Set the saucepot over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. If sauce gets too thick, thin it with some of the pickling juice from the jalapeños. Taste. Add salt and pepper as desired. MYNEWORLEANS.COM
DINING GUIDE The Dining Guide is comprised of restaurants recently reviewed and visited by New Orleans Magazine. The list will change regularly to provide information on others that are also worth noting and acknowledging. Please check restaurant websites for up-to-date hours and locations. If you feel that a restaurant has been misplaced, please email Editor Ashley McLellan at Ashley@MyNewOrleans.com. $ = AVERAGE ENTRÉE PRICE
$ = $5-10
$$ = $11-15
$$$ = $16-20
$$$$ = $21-25
$$$$$ = $25 & UP GRIS GRIS
Acorn City Park, $ AcornNola.com Audubon Clubhouse Uptown, $$ AudubonInstitute.org
Ye Olde College Inn Carrollton, $$$ CollegeInn1933.com Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill Multiple Locations, $$$ ZeaRestaurants.com
Bayou Burger French Quarter, $$ 5SportsBarNewOrleans.com
The Delachaise Uptown, $$ TheDelaichaise.com ITALIAN
ASIAN FUSION/PAN ASIAN
Port of Call French Quarter, $$ PortOfCallNola.com
Arnaud’s Remoulade French Quarter, $$ Remoulade.com
Boulevard American Bistro Multiple Locations, $$$ BoulevardBistro.com
Blue Giant Lower Garden District, $$ BlueGiantNOLA.com
The Company Burger Uptown, $ TheCompanyBurger.com
Chartres House French Quarter, $$$ ChartresHouse.com
Caffe! Caffe! Metairie, $ CaffeCaffe.com
Hoshun Restaurant Uptown, $$ HoshunRestaurant.com
Café NOMA City Park, $ CafeNoma.com
Little Tokyo Multiple Locations, $$ LittleTokyoNola.com
Domenica CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ DomenicaRestaurant.com
Camellia Grill Riverbend, $ 309-2679
Lotus Bistro Lakeview, $$ LotusBistroNOLA.com
District Donuts Sliders Brew Multiple Locations, $ DonutsAndSliders.com
Magasin Uptown, $ MagasinCafe.com
Five Happiness Mid-City, $$ FiveHappiness.com
MoPho Mid-City, $$$ MoPhoNola.com
Martin Wine Cellar Multiple Locations, $ MartinWineCellar.com
Rock-N-Sake Multiple Locations, $$$ RockNSake.com
New Orleans Social House CBD/Warehouse District, $$ NOSocialHouse.com
Union Ramen Bar Lower Garden District, $$ UnionRamen.com
Parkway Bakery and Tavern Mid-City, $ ParkwayPoorBoys.com
Restaurant August CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ RestaurantAugust.com
Breads on Oak Carrollton, $ BreadsOnOak.com. Café du Monde Multiple Locations, $ CafeDuMonde.com
Rib Room French Quarter, $$$ RibRoomNewOrleans.com
CC’s Coffee House Multiple Locations, $ CCsCoffee.com
The Grill Room CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ GrillRoomNewOrleans.com
Gracious Bakery + Café Multiple Locations, $ GraciousBakery.com
The Pelican Club French Quarter, $$$$$ PelicanClub.com Upperline Uptown, $$$$ Upperline.com
Ruby Slipper Café Multiple Locations, $$ TheRubySlipperCafe.net
Broussard’s French Quarter, $$$$ Broussards.com Café Degas Faubourg St. John, $$ CafeDegas.com Coquette Uptown, $$$ CoquetteNola.com Justine French Quarter, $$$ JustineNola.com La Crêpe Nanou Uptown, $$$ LaCrepeNanou.com La Petite Grocery Uptown, $$$ LaPetiteGrocery.com Lilette Uptown, $$$$$ LiletteRestaurant.com GASTROPUB
Bouligny Tavern Uptown, $$ BoulignyTavern.com Cane & Table French Quarter, $$ CaneAndTableNola.com Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro French Quarter, $$$ OrleansGrapevine.com Patrick’s Bar Vin French Quarter, $$ PatricksBarVin.com Sylvain French Quarter, $$$ SylvainNOLA.com
Gianna Restaurant CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ GiannaRestaurant.com Irene’s Cuisine French Quarter, $$$$ IrenesNola.com
The sharp Southern menu at Gris Gris is executed with military precision, not a surprise considering its chef and co-owner Eric Cook is a Marine Corps veteran. Leaning hard into regional ingredients like Gulf shrimp and Louisiana sugarcane, Cook serves up signature dishes like his spicy “Flambeaux Shrimp” appetizer with mirliton slaw as well as a perfectly executed Courtbullion featuring local redfish and popcorn rice. Enjoy your meal at the counter of their showcaseworthy open kitchen or spend some time upstairs seated on their wrap-around gallery. The cocktail menu stands out as well.
Josephine Estelle CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ JosephineEstelle.com Liuzza’s Mid-City, $$ Liuzzas.com Muriel’s Jackson Square French Quarter, $$$$ Muriels.com Napoleon House French Quarter, $ NapoleonHouse.com Pascal’s Manale Uptown, $$$$ PascalsManale.com Red Gravy Uptown, $$ RedGravy.com Restaurant R’evolution French Quarter, $$$$$ RevolutionNola.com Tommy’s Cuisine CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ TommysNewOrleans.com Vincent’s Italian Cuisine Multiple Locations, $$$ VicentsItalianCuisine.com
LA PETITE GROCERY
The labors of the husband-and-wife team of Chef Justin Devillier and his wife Mia Freiberger-Devillier have kept the Uptown gem La Petite Grocery in the national spotlight since taking over in 2010. Devillier, who won the James Beard Award for Best Chef South in 2016, turns out favorites like his “Blue Crab Beignets” complemented by a malt vinegar aioli. The menu rests heavily on Old World techniques executed using Louisiana ingredients. Creative recent twists include a sherry spiked Turtle Bolognese served over pappardelle. Its location in a former neighborhood corner store imbues an antiquated charm that is 100% New Orleans.
Acme Oyster House Multiple Locations, $$ AcmeOyster.com Antoine’s French Quarter, $$$$$ Antoines.com Arnaud’s French Quarter, $$$$$ ArnaudsRestaurant.com Austin’s Metairie, $$$ AustinsNo.com Boucherie Carrollton, $$ Boucherie-Nola.com Brennan’s French Quarter, $$$$ BrennansNewOrleans.com Brigtsen’s Riverbend, $$$$$ Brigtsens.com Café Reconcile Central City, $$ CafeReconcile.org Casamento’s Uptown, $$ CasamentosRestaurant.com Clancy’s Uptown, $$$ ClancysNewOrleans.com Cochon CBD/Warehouse District, $$ CochonRestaurant.com Copeland’s Multiple Locations, $$ CopelandsofNewOrleans. com Commander’s Palace Garden District, $$$$ CommandersPalace.com Court of Two Sisters French Quarter, $$$$$ CourtOfTwoSisters.com Crabby Jack’s Metairie, $ CrabbyJacksNola.com Criollo French Quarter, $$$ CriolloNola.com Dooky Chase Restaurant Treme, $$ DookyChaseRestaurant.com Drago’s Multiple Locations, $$$$ DragosRestaurant.com
Emeril’s CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ EmerilsRestaurants.com Galatoire’s French Quarter, $$$$$ Galatoires.com Gautreau’s Uptown, $$$$$ GautreausRestaurant.com Herbsaint CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ Herbsaint.com House of Blues French Quarter, $$ HouseOfBlues.com/ NewOrleans Jack Rose Garden District, $$$$ JackRoseRestaurant.com Katie’s Restaurant and Bar Mid-City, $$ KatiesInMidCity.com Mandina’s Mid-City, $$ MandinasRestaurant.com Mother’s CBD/Warehouse District, $$ MothersRestaurant.net Mulate’s CBD/Warehouse District, $$ Mulates.com NOLA French Quarter, $$$$$ EmerilsRestaurants.com/ Nola-Restaurant Palace Café CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ PalaceCafe.com Ralph’s On The Park Mid-City, $$$ RalphsOnThePark.com Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar & Restaurant French Quarter, $$$ RichardFiskes.com Royal House French Quarter, $$$ RoyalHouseRestaurant.com St. Roch Market Upper 9th Ward, $$ StRochMarket.com SoBou French Quarter, $$ SoBouNola.com
Tableau French Quarter, $$$ TableauFrenchQuarter.com
Le Bayou French Quarter, $$$ LeBayouRestaurant.com
Mr. John’s Steakhouse Uptown, $$$ MrJohnsSteakhouse.com
The Bistreaux French Quarter, $$ MaisonDupuy.com/dining
Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant Metairie, $$ AustinsNo.com
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Multiple Locations, $$$$$ RuthsChris.com
The Bombay Club French Quarter, $$$$ TheBombayClub.com Toups’ Meatery Mid-City, $$$ ToupsMeatery.com Tujague’s French Quarter, $$$$$ TujaguesRestaurant.com PIZZA
Pizza Delicious Bywater, $ PizzaDelicious.com Reginelli’s Pizzeria Multiple Locations, $$ Reginellis.com Theo’s Pizza Multiple Locations, $$ TheosPizza.com Pizza Domenica Multiple Locations, $$ PizzaDomenica.com SEAFOOD
Borgne CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ BorgneRestaurant.com Briquette CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ Briquette-Nola.com Deanie’s Seafood Multiple Locations,$$$ Deanies.com Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House French Quarter, $$$$ BourbonHouse.com Don’s Seafood Metairie, $$$ DonsSeafoodOnline.com Grand Isle Restaurant CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ GrandIsleRestaurant.com GW Fins French Quarter, $$$$$ GWFins.com Kingfish French Quarter, $$$ KingfishNewOrleans.com
Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House Multiple Locations, $$$ MrEdsRestaurants.com/ oyster-bar New Orleans Creole Cookery French Quarter, $$$ NewOrleansCreoleCookery. com Oceana Grill French Quarter, $$ OceanaGrill.com Pêche CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ PecheRestaurant.com. Pier 424 French Quarter, $$$ Pier424SeafoodMarket.com Red Fish Grill French Quarter, $$$ RedFishGrill.com Sac-A-Lait CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ Sac-A-LaitRestaurant.com
The Steakhouse at Harrah’s CBD/WarehouseDistrict, $$$$$ HarrahsNewOrleans.com WORLD
1000 Figs Faubourg St. John, $$ 1000Figs.com Barracuda Uptown, $ EatBarracuda.com Bayona French Quarter, $$$$$ Bayona.com Bywater Brew Pub Bywater, $$$ BywaterBrewPub.com Compére Lapin CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ CompereLapin.com El Gato Negro Multiple Locations, $$ ElGatoNegroNola.com
Lucy’s CBD/Warehouse District, $ LucysRetiredSurfers.com
Antoine’s Annex French Quarter, $$$ Antoines.com/AntoinesAnnex
Lüke CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ LukeNewOrleans.com
Mona’s Café Mid-City, $ MonasCafeAndDeli.com
Crescent City Steaks Mid-City, $$$$ CrescentCitySteaks.com Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse French Quarter, $$$$ DickieBrennansSteakhouse. com Doris Metropolitan French Quarter, $$$$ DorisMetropolitan.com Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak French Quarter, $$$ Galatoires33BarAndSteak. com La Boca CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ LaBocaSteaks.com
Patois Uptown,$$$ PatoisNola.com Saba Uptown, $$$ EatWithSaba.com Saffron NOLA Uptown, $$$$$ SaffronNOLA.com Seaworthy CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ SeaworthyNola.com Shaya Uptown, $$$ ShayaRestaurant.com
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otels are booking up quickly and cars fill the highways again, as everyone returns to traveling and the allure of time spent with friends and loved ones away from home. Plan your summer vacation now, and don’t miss out on opportunities to explore destinations just a short drive away. Gather your friends for an escape from the family or gather up the family for an escape from routine, and hit your favorite destinations in along the Gulf Coast. From vacation homes on the lake to island resorts or historic small towns, a variety of adventures await those ready to feel the joys of the summer. Whether you’re working remotely or fully logged off, it’s easy to get what you need with travel destinations that provide all the amenities and luxuries of home. Find your fun this summer—here’s a few ideas to get your gears… and wheels…spinning.
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 Lake, where the little things make life…“Big!” Call for a boat tour today at 877-4BIG-BAY, or visit bigbaylake.com.
Natchitoches, LA From the Steel Magnolias film tour to brunch on Sibley Lake, all of your girlfriends will enjoy the slow-pace and charming atmosphere of Natchitoches, Louisiana’s oldest city. Grab your girlfriends and plan a weekend trip to one of the “best small cities in the South.” Walk the streets and tour the town where M’Lynn, Truvy, Ouiser, Clairee, Shelby and Annelle told the story of Steel Magnolias from the iconic house, now a B&B, to the riverbank where the Easter egg hunt took place. Explore the National Landmark Historic District filled with shopping, tours by horse and carriage, boat or foot, art galleries and museums. And don’t forget the food—local flavors can be found in old commissary and gas station buildings, on patios and docks overlooking Cane River and Sibley lakes, in a pub, in a booth, or at a table. Explore and begin planning your trip at Natchitoches.com.
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Resources for Older Adults E njoying high vaccination rates among their population, older adults across Greater New Orleans are some of the first people to welcome the world back to a sense of normalcy. Visiting with grandparents and older friends and family is easier now than a year ago, which comes with great relief for everyone. As we regain a sense of safety for seniors, families are ready to make decisions regarding new living arrangements and adding home care for loved ones who need added assistance. With adult children returning to the office and perhaps the busy schedules of their own children, many are researching options for caring for their older parents and giving them the fulfilling, safe home life they deserve. A variety of resources abound for older adults, from retirement communities with robust amenities and event calendars to in-home care specialists, hospice care, and even home delivery of medications.
RETIREMENT LIVING Oak Park Village at Hammond Oak Park Village at Hammond is a small, boutique-style assisted living and memory care community conveniently located in a quiet, country setting in Hammond. Situated among giant oak trees and beautiful landscaping, Oak Park Village’s enclosed courtyards are the perfect place to relax. Meanwhile, its large town square is a great place for socializing, grabbing a coffee, and meeting up with friends and family. The Oak Park Village Life Enrichment program boasts many activities and local outings that keep residents active and engaged. With daily spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual activities, the community curates its offerings based on the desires of each resident. The dining experience at Oak Park Village includes three from-scratch meals a day, plus snacks. Meals are served restaurant-style in the dining room from a variety of menus. Meanwhile, iN2L’s content-driven engagement technology brings the joy of connection to the Oak Park Village community. This easy-to-use technology features immersive content experiences, including playing games, exercising, listening to music, making video calls, and more. To learn more or make an appointment, call 985-345-8787.
HOME CARE Home Instead Senior Care Seeing the signs of an aging parent who needs help can be overwhelming, but with Home Instead Senior Care, caring for an older loved one doesn’t have to be a struggle. From individualized help around the house to advanced Alzheimer’s care, Home Instead CAREGivers enhance the lives of aging adults and their families by working to help keep seniors safe and sound at home. With a sincere passion, CAREGivers are special people genuinely dedicated to helping make a difference in seniors’ lives. 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 nonmedical services like meal preparation, transportation, personal care, medication reminders, and more, while working in tandem when needed with healthcare providers, home health, and hospice. CAREGivers are available from 20 hours a week to 24 hours a day. 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.
Home Care Solutions Home Care Solutions is a locally owned and operated company specializing in compassionate in-home sitting services, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Care as well as Aging Life Care Management™ services to help your elderly loved ones extend their independence at home. “Our mission is to help our clients age in place gracefully while maintaining as much independence as possible,” says Rachel Palmer, Business Development Coordinator. “During the pandemic, many families have been under additional pressure to provide care for an aging loved one—as many of them are also coping with massive changes to their own schedules and lives, we can step in and provide an extra arm of support that provides less risk of exposure than at a retirement community while allowing for continued connection with family.” Caregivers are carefully matched to meet your loved one’s needs and personality, and their 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. For more information, call 504-828-0900 or visit HomeCareNewOrleans.com.
HOSPICE CARE Hospice Associates Founded in 2004, Hospice Associates is a local CMS-certified and ACHCaccredited 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’ 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 percent satisfaction rates. For more information or to request admission into a program, call 504-457-2200 or visit HospiceAssociates.com.
PHARMACY & MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Patio Drugs Patio Drugs has been servicing the community since 1958 as a fullservice retail pharmacy including sterile and non-sterile compounding as well as medical equipment services. Many seniors benefit from the services offered in their long-term care pharmacy. As the longestoperating pharmacy in Jefferson Parish, Patio Drugs has a unique awareness of its customers’ needs and has geared services to address those needs. Free prescription delivery in Greater New Orleans is offered. Unit dose medication cards and multi-dose drug packaging cards assist patients with remaining adherent to their drug therapies and allow them the independence to do so. With their medication synchronization program, Patio Drugs can coordinate with patients to have all their prescriptions filled on the same day each month, eliminating the worry of running out of a medication or forgetting to call and order a refill. Additionally, the pharmacist team at Patio Drugs offers a comprehensive medication review with each patient to discuss any questions or concerns about medications, diet, and overall health. Their team works collaboratively with physicians to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care and the clearest understanding of medication therapies. • MYNEWORLEANS.COM
choice for sharing costs without sacrificing space or style. Spread out even more by grabbing your laptop and heading to the posh clubroom, or work in the lounge with free Starbucks coffee. A resort-inspired pool and onsite 24-hour gym add to the luxury apartment allure. With popular restaurants and 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 or call 504-608-5778. The Delaneaux Apartments All the luxury and amenities of Mid-City’s Lumina are now available in 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@greyst
ith temperatures rising, sometimes we need a little something extra to lure us out of the house in summer. If the weather’s got you feeling lethargic, a summer special may be just what the doctor ordered. Local businesses are always looking to go the extra mile for locals and visitors to New Orleans in summer, whether they’re restaurants introducing exciting new menus or luxury apartment buildings looking to fill their spaces with new and friendly neighbors. The world is your oyster in summer—so plan a staycation, go out shopping with friends, tackle that home project, or leave work a little early for a decadent Friday happy hour. Enjoy the best of New Orleans this summer by taking advantage of what businesses are offering to help beat the heat in July.
APARTMENT LIVING Lumina Apartments Set in vibrant and stylish Mid-City and just steps away from the Lafitte Greenway, Lumina Apartments offers luxurious and spacious 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. Got a roommate? The Lumina offers the space you need—huge bedrooms with walk-in closets and double-hung shelves and chefinspired kitchen with a custom designed table make Lumina your best 72
Art & A/C presented by The Helis Foundation Beat the heat with Art & A/C presented by The Helis Foundation! As an extension of its “Art for All” program, The Helis Foundation has partnered with three New Orleans cultural institutions to provide free days during one of the hottest months of the year. Every Sunday in July, Louisiana residents can stay cool and enjoy FREE admission to Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Contemporary Arts Center. The Helis Foundation’s “Art for All” program offers free admission on select days year-round, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art on Thursdays, New Orleans Museum of Art and New Orleans Botanical Garden on Wednesdays, Contemporary Arts Center on Sundays, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum on the second Sunday of every month. Learn more about Art for All and Art & A/C at TheHelisFoundation.org.
HOME DESIGN & RESTORATION Southern Refinishing Are you considering replacing your worn or stained old bathtub? Restoring/refinishing is likely a better option. With traditional replacement, the biggest issues often arise in removing the old tub. Parts of the bathroom tile, walls and floor must be torn away, and the location of the old plumbing is often incompatible with the new. The cost of the new tub, new floor and wall materials, tiles, lumber, and labor can run into thousands of dollars and mean dirt, noise, and the hassle of days or weeks of work. With the refinishing/restoration process from Southern Refinishing, your worn out fixtures and tile can be restored to their original luster—or even a new color—in less than a day, sparing you from the downtime and hassle of replacement. The process can save you up to 80 percent of the cost of replacement and give you the bathroom of your dreams. A local, trusted company, Southern Refinishing has the equipment and expertise to work with any fixture. Get a customized quote today by calling 504-348-1770. Visit SouthernRefinishing.com for a gallery of projects and additional information.
DINING OUT Briquette Welcome the summer season—and now Sunday brunch— with delicious food and wine shared together at Briquette, the 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. Briquette is also known locally for its enthusiasm for high quality, often hard-to-find wines and spirits and recently won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its discerning, expansive wine list. Bubbly Briquette Brunch started in spring and features bottomless mimosas and rosé along with specialties like Crawfish Hash, Shrimp & Grits, Bananas Foster Waffles, Chicken & Waffles, and the Brunchin’ Burger. Eye openers like bourbon milk punch and Briquette Bloody Marys add to the Sunday flavor. For more info, call the restaurant or follow it on Facebook. Briquette is currently open for dinner Thursday-Sunday, 3 p.m. until close, and for brunch on Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Briquette is located at 701 S. Peters Street in the Warehouse District. Book your table today by calling the restaurant at 504-302-7496 or via OpenTable.
SUMMER SHOPPING Diamonds Direct July means summer is in full sizzle, and engagements and weddings are on the rise. As the world returns to a more normal sense of life, Diamonds Direct in Metairie is helping celebrate all of life’s sweetest moments. Visit Diamonds Direct July 14th-18th for an exclusive 20 percent savings on engagement settings, wedding bands, and more. It’s the perfect time to browse favorite styles, make a wish list, or take home a little something for yourself or a loved one. Escape the heat with a cool glass of champagne in the showroom, and allow the store’s Diamond Experts to help you find that one-of-a-kind piece at any price point. This offer only lasts July 14th-18th, so mark your calendars, bring your loved one, and enjoy some summer shopping fun. To begin browsing now, visit diamondsdirect.com or stop by the store at 3230 Severn Avenue in Metairie, open Monday through Saturday.
Legal Resources W
hen you have a runny nose, sore throat, and a fever, you generally know where to turn for help—your doctor. But when you have a complex business problem buried in the fine print of multiple contracts connecting numerous parties and involving philosophical or ethical dilemmas, it’s not always quite as clear to whom you should turn for help. Legal resources—while prevalent in New Orleans—are not always as easily distinguished or widely recognized, so this month we aim to make finding help a little easier. The legal world is complex, but it’s the job of an attorney to break it down and make it manageable for you, your family, or your business.
Chehardy Sherman Williams Chehardy Sherman Williams has been a leading law firm serving Southeastern Louisiana since 1989, putting decades of legal practice to work for its clients and offering more personalized services. From businesses and individuals across more than ten practice areas, their team of attorneys provides more experience and more representation. Fully acknowledging how overwhelming any legal matter can be, the firm is dedicated to guiding clients from beginning to end with a steadfast commitment to each. Every attorney takes the time to discuss the details of each case, ensuring that the client is comfortable throughout the entire process. The firm can help resolve a wide range of complex legal issues in all courts, including parish, state, and federal branches. They have represented cases across Louisiana and the country. Armed with a profound and comprehensive knowledge of the legal system, they are devoted to protecting legal rights while upholding the highest standards of the justice system. 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. •
Health and Wellness
s society returns to a more regular pace and busy schedules resume, one aspect of life that should be prioritized is one’s health and wellness. The pandemic disrupted a lot—including our healthy habits. Whether you worked on your health over the last year or saw a decline in your healthy habits, now’s a good time for a reset and a check-in with yourself and your doctor on new priorities. For both children and adults, having and regularly seeing a primary care physician is the first step in achieving wellness. Physicians can guide you to immunizations, tests, and health advice, offer a window into your body’s big picture and identifying issues that may need attention, whether anxiety, cholesterol, nagging knee pain, or an asymmetrical mole. As you “get back to normal,” make it a priority to get back to wellness, too.
WELL-CHILD VISITS 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. This summer, plan to take your children for a checkup. That’s especially important if it’s been more than a year since their last trip to the doctor. Having a well-child visit at least once a year helps you make sure your children are reaching age-appropriate developmental milestones, so you can catch any issues early and treat them faster. Checkups also help your children stay up to date on screenings, tests and shots they should have. Children need routine immunizations at different ages, from infancy through college. And, children ages 12 and older should get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect against severe illness. If you have 74
questions about the vaccine, a checkup is a great opportunity to ask your child’s doctor. Before the school year starts, schedule your children’s visit. For more information or to find a physician, visit bcbsla.com or call 1-800-495-2583.
PRIMARY CARE Tulane Doctors Family Medicine Primary care professionals serve on the front lines of healthcare. That means they are often the first to see depression, early signs of cancer or chronic disease, and other health concerns. They ensure patients get the right care, in the right setting, by the most appropriate provider, in a manner consistent with the patient’s desires and values. Tulane Doctors Family Medicine physicians Clarissa Hoff and James Tebbe care for patients as young as 14 years old. “Through routine check-ups, primary care can head potentially serious problems off at the pass. And we are able to guide you to the best specialist if that need arises,” notes Dr. Tebbe. Access to primary care helps keep people out of emergency rooms, where care costs at least four times as much as other outpatient care. “I appreciate the trust my patients place in me. We share the goal of keeping them healthy,” shares Dr. Hoff. For more information, visit Tulanedoctors.com. To schedule an appointment, call 504-988-0501 for Dr. Hoff and 504-865-5700 for Dr. Tebbe. •
A Special Section of New Orleans Magazine WYES-TV/CHANNEL 12 PROGRAM & EVENTS GUIDE JULY 2021
KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA
hef Kevin Belton is ready to hit the trail, the culinary trail that is, in a new 26-part cooking series from WYES-TV. In his fourth public television venture, Chef Belton will explore the rich and multifaceted foodways of Louisiana. The award-winning chef will visit locations across the state for a look at the authentic food traditions of Louisiana cuisine. The road trip will start in Lafourche Parish, an area southwest of New Orleans where the chef’s French speaking family settled and where the catch of the day is sourced from the 106 miles of bayou that weave through the parish. Back in his WYES kitchen studio, Chef Belton will prepare his take on the outstanding dishes of the state. He’ll salute the Crawfish Capital of Louisiana with a flavor-packed Crawfish Burger and sample the bounty of the Sportsman’s Paradise with Fried Quail with Peach Chutney. Viewers will enjoy a fun-filled food odyssey with the 6’9” gregarious chef. KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA will air on WYES-TV, wyes.org/live and on the WYES and PBS apps every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. For all series details, go to wyes.org.
All photographs are from Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana by Kevin Belton. Photography by Denny Culbert. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.
KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA is distributed to public television stations nationwide by American Public Television. National funding for the series is made possible by the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation and Louisiana Entertainment.
Spicy Pecan Balls Makes 10 to 12 servings 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 3 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped, divided 1 cup grated pepper jack cheese 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided 1⁄4 cup chopped green onions 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic, minced
In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, half of the jalapeños, cheese, half of the bacon, green onions, Creole seasoning, salt, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and cumin until fully incorporated. On a large plate, combine remaining bacon, remaining jalapeños, and pecans. Shape the cream cheese mixture into a large ball or 10 to 12 individual balls and roll onto the plate to coat well. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for an hour before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
For a sample of recipes from the series, go to kevinbelton. wyes.org.
Recipe featured in episode 11, titled, "Natchitoches and the Cane River”
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin 1⁄2 cup pecan halves, finely chopped
Recipe excerpt from Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana by Kevin Belton. Photograph by Denny Culbert. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.
PREORDER NOW! Cookbook $28 DVD Favorites $19.95 Combo $43.95
*Shipping & handling not included
Purchase an autographed copy of the series’ companion cookbook and/or DVD Favorites at kevinbelton.wyes.org/shop Cookbooks & DVDs should arrive at WYES mid-August. Thanks for your patience in advance.
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WYES-TV’s broadcast streams simultaneously at wyes.org/live and on the WYES and PBS apps. A CAPITOL FOURTH Sunday, July 4 at 7pm & 8:30pm Celebrate our country’s 245th birthday with a star-studded musical extravaganza! The 41st edition of America’s Independence Day celebration features performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway, capped off with patriotic classics and a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Washington, DC skyline.
THE LATINO EXPERIENCE Tuesdays, July 6-20 at 8pm As part of its commitment to support and present diverse content created by a broad array of storytellers, PBS presents THE LATINO EXPERIENCE, a new three-part anthology series of short fiction and nonfiction films. Featuring 13 original films made by filmmakers working across genres, the shorts explore a wide range of experiences, perspectives and styles to highlight the rich diversity of the Latino/a/x community across the United States and Puerto Rico. MASTERPIECE “Unforgotten, Season 4” Sundays, July 11 - August 15 at 8pm In the series’ most dramatic season, Cassie and Sunny investigate a cold case Sunny investigate a cold case with alarming links to the police force when a corpse is discovered in a scrap yard, his features frozen in time. All four suspects have links to the law and attended the same police training course back in 1989. But who exactly is fighting for justice? Can the police force ever really be trusted? And will Cassie and Sunny find themselves on the wrong side of the law? ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS Fridays, July 16-August 6 at 9pm Revel in the eye-opening, thrilling world of live music photography through the experiences of the men and women who have documented popular music in images, from the earliest darkrooms to the fast-evolving digital landscapes of the present day. Pictured: photographer Baron Wolman
IN THEIR OWN WORDS Tuesdays starting July 21 at 7pm & Saturdays at 7pm Explore the lives and impact of the most transformative figures in modern history including Pope Frances (pictured) and Chuck Berry among others. Through an innovative combination of interviews, archive and animated content, take a journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling people. D4
Monday, July 26 Purchase at wyes.org | All DVDs $9.95 with Bryan Batt & Jay Batt
* Kevin Belton Favorites not included
WYES GRAPE PERFORMANCES WITH BRYAN BATT AND JAY BATT TUESDAY, JULY 20 AT 6:30PM Join host Peggy Scott Laborde, as she talks with Bryan Batt and Jay Batt, whose family founded the Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park in 1928. They’ll share stories of the popular amusement park and much more. During the virtual event guests will enjoy an evening of never before heard stories while sipping wine. James Moises of Bizou Wines will offer insight into each bottle featured. Tickets vary from $35-$125. See details on pick up and shipping dates. Tickets can be purchased at wyes.org.
Enjoy a festive evening inspired by the American novelist, short-story writer, journalist and sportsman — Ernest Hemingway. Thursday, September 30 6:30pm Patron Party 8pm General Admission Gala WYES Paulette and Frank Stewart Innovation Center for Educational Media 916 Navarre Avenue, New Orleans
Tickets: wyes.org $100-$500 *Junior tickets, ages 21-40 CUISINE BY CELEBRATE! CATERED EVENTS BY WINDSOR COURT HOTEL FESTIVE ATTIRE ENCOURAGED
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1 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm STEPPIN’ OUT
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7:30pm BRITISH ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
2:30PM WILD KRATTS The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning Kratts’ Creatures and Emmy-winning Zoboomafoo, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way.
10pm GREAT ESTATES OF SCOTLAND “Kincardine” (Pt. 2/4) 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
10:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
3 SATURDAY 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “The Impression” 8pm THE WAR “When Things Get Tough” (Pt. 2/7)
10pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Residente” Puerto Rican rapper Residente presents songs from his solo debut and from his Calle 13 catalog.
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
11pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND
5:00am READY JET GO!
NOON SESAME STREET
12:30PM DONKEY HODIE
11:30pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND
6am MOLLY OF DENALI
1:00PM DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD
6:30AM WILD KRATTS
1:30PM LET’S GO LUNA!
7:00AM HERO ELEMENTARY
2:00PM NATURE CAT
7:30AM XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM 8AM CURIOUS GEORGE 8:30AM DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD 9:00AM DONKEY HODIE 9:30AM ELINOR WONDERS WHY 10:00AM SESAME STREET 10:30AM PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC 11:00AM DINOSAUR TRAIN
8pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 1” (Pt. 3/4) Matthew grows into his role as heir, Mary and Edith bitterly compete, and Thomas and O’Brien scheme against Bates, who finds an ally in Anna. Lady Violet’s winning streak is threatened.
10pm BEYOND THE CANVAS “Visionaries of the Arts” Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, filmmaker Sir David Attenborough, and others share what it takes to achieve excellence.
11:30AM CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
6pm 10 TOWNS THAT CHANGED AMERICA
2:30PM WILD KRATTS 3:00PM MOLLY OF DENALI 3:30PM XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM 4:00PM ODD SQUAD
7pm INFORMED SOURCES Now in its 37th year, the weekly series hosted by Marcia Kavanaugh and produced by Errol Laborde, gives an in-depth look into the important news of metro New Orleans and Louisiana. Repeats Sunday mornings at 9:30am.
7:30pm LOUISIANA: THE STATE WE’RE IN
5PM CAT IN THE HAT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THAT!
8pm WASHINGTON WEEK
5:30PM PEG + CAT 6:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR
8:30pm WALL $TREET WRAP-UP WITH ANDRÉ LABORDE 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.
7pm A CAPITOL FOURTH Celebrate our country’s 245th birthday with the 41st anniversary broadcast of America’s Independence Day celebration for our entire nation. Photo Credit: Credit Courtesy of Capital Concerts Michael Simone
8:30pm A CAPITOL FOURTH
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
10pm MASTERPIECE “Unforgotten, Season 3” (6/6) Watch the premiere of Season 4 next Sunday, July 11 at 8pm.
5 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Kansas City” 8:30pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Recut-Newport” 8:30pm POV “The Neutral Ground”Comic and filmmaker C.J. Hunt documents the dispute over the removal of confederate monuments. 10pm FAUBOURG TREME: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS Past and present collide in this documentary about Faubourg Treme, the New Orleans’ neighborhood that gave birth to jazz, launched America’s first black daily newspaper and nurtured generations of African American activists. Executive producers are Wynton Marsalis and Stanley Nelson. Directed by Dawn Logsdon and written by Lolis Eric Elie. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
HIGHLIGHT 8pm THE LATINO EXPERIENCE (Pt. 1/3) Featuring 13 original films made by filmmakers working across genres, the shorts explore a wide range of experiences, perspectives and styles to highlight the rich diversity of the Latino/a/x community across the United States and Puerto Rico. Films included in THE LATINO EXPERIENCE were selected from entries received by PBS following a call for submissions in August 2020. Chosen by a panel of experienced filmmakers, the shorts received funding support as well as a national broadcast as part of the series. 9pm FRONTLINE 10pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “World War Speed” Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
7 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NATURE “Wild Florida” With a growing human population and abandoned exotic pets like pythons threatening this wild paradise, can Florida’s ecosystems continue to weather the storm? 8pm NOVA “Cuba’s Cancer Hope” Cuban scientists develop their own biotech industry, including lung cancer vaccines that may give new hope to patients around the world.
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
9pm WONDERS OF MEXICO “Mountain Worlds” (Pt. 2/3)
7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Children of the Revolution”
10pm NATURE “Wild Florida” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
7:30pm BRITISH ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
8pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 1” (Pt. 4/4) The heir crisis at Downton Abbey takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, rumors fly about Mary’s virtue. Her sister Sybil takes a risk in her secret political life. Anna unearths Bates’ mysterious past and O’Brien and Thomas plot their exit strategy. 10pm GREAT ESTATES OF SCOTLAND “Rosslyn” (Pt. 3/4)
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11pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 2 “The DNA of a Murderer” (Pt. 10/13)
7pm STEPPIN’ OUT
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
9 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES 7:30pm LOUISIANA: THE STATE WE’RE IN 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm WALL $TREET WRAP-UP WITH ANDRÉ LABORDE 9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba” Singer Gloria Estefan explores three of Brazil’s most influential cities and looks at the origins of its music through its people. 10:30pm BEYOND THE CANVAS “Modern Mexico” Yalitza Aparicio, Mexican chef Gabriela Cámara and others talk about Mexico’s emergence as a global art center; the impact of COVID-19 on Mexico’s creative innovators.
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6:00AM MOLLY OF DENALI 6:30AM WILD KRATTS 7:00AM P. ALLEN SMITH'S GARDEN HOME 7:30AM WOODSMITH SHOP 8:00AM AMERICAN WOODSHOP 8:30AM THIS OLD HOUSE 9:00AM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 9:30AM KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA 10AM KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS 10:30AM CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME’S ALWAYS COOKING
7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Children of the Revolution”
9:30AM KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA In his fourth public television series, awardwinning Chef Kevin Belton visits locations across the state for a look at the authentic food traditions of Louisiana cuisine. Back in the kitchen, Chef prepares his take on recipes that reflect Louisiana’s complex blending of cultures. Photo Credit: Monica Belton
11:00AM LIDIA’S KITCHEN
11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
10pm VIENNA BLOOD “The Last Séance, Part 1” (Pt. 1/6) 11pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 2 “Dead Girls Don’t Sing” (Pt. 11/13)
5:00AM MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD
11pm STEPPIN’ OUT
11:30AM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED NOON COOK’S COUNTRY 12:30PM CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL’S MILK STREET
8pm THE WAR “A Deadly Calling” (Pt. 3/7) Americans are shocked by terrible losses on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, while in Italy Allied forces are stalled for months at Monte Cassino, and a risky landing at Anzio fails utterly. 10pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Rufus Wainwright” Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright presents songs from his album Unfollow the Rules. 11pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND 11:30pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND
11 SUNDAY 7pm LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL PHOTO ALBUM
12 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Charlotte” Spanish earrings and a dragonfly brooch; Carleton Watkins Yosemite album; an 1840 Alfred J. Miller painting. 8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “RecutAmerican Stories” (Pt. 1/2) 8:30pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “RecutAmerican Stories” (Pt. 2/2) 9pm FRENCH QUARTER THAT WAS chronicles the people and places that have made the historic French Quarter New Orleans’ most beloved neighborhood. 10pm POV “Landfall” 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
1:00PM MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “The Eye of the Beholder” Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, performance artist Marina Abramovic, and painter Kehinde Wiley learn more about their family histories.
STEVEN RAICHLEN'S PROJECT FIRE 2:00PM SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30PM LES STROUD’S WILD HARVEST 3:00PM NOVA 4:00PM NATURE 5:00PM ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
HIGHLIGHT 8pm MASTERPIECE “Unforgotten, Season 4” (1/6) The all-new season premieres now. Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar return as DCI Cassie Stuart and Cassie’s partner-in-solvingcrime, DI Sunny Khan. In the premiere episode, parts of a body are found. The team believes the remains have been stored for a long time. After deciding to retire, Cassie learns she must complete 30 years of service to receive her pension. 9pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 1 “Anatomy of Memory” (Pt. 1/6)
8pm THE LATINO EXPERIENCE (Pt. 2/3) See four more original films highlighting the rich diversity of the Latino/a/x community across the United States and Puerto Rico. 9pm FRONTLINE 10pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Abandoning the Titanic” Investigators search for the identity of the captain of a “mystery ship” that turned away from Titanic the night it sank in 1912.
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
14 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
8pm NOVA “Meteor Strike” 9pm WONDERS OF MEXICO “Burning North” (Pt. 3/3) 10pm NATURE “Super Hummingbirds” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
11pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
17 SATURDAY 16 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES 7:30pm LOUISIANA: THE STATE WE’RE IN Kara St. Cyr and Andre’ Moreau anchor the weekly award-winning show that focuses on the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm WALL $TREET WRAP-UP WITH ANDRÉ LABORDE
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
6pm LAWRENCE WELK: TRIBUTE TO IRVIN BERLIN 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “The Eye of the Beholder” 8pm THE WAR “Pride of our Nation” (Pt. 4/7) 10:30pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Khalid/Mac DeMarco” El Pasoan Khalid performs songs from his Grammy-nominated debut American Teen. Canadian DeMarco plays tunes from his acclaimed LP This Old Dog. 11:30pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND
7pm STEPPIN’ OUT
HIGHLIGHT 9pm ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS “On Camera” (Pt. 1/6) Revel in the eye-opening, thrilling world of live music photography through the experiences of the men and women who have documented popular music in images, from the earliest darkrooms to the fastevolving digital landscapes of the present day. Pictured: photographer Deborah Feingold
7:30pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL WYES’ on-going series continues to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our community focusing on topics ranging from health and education to the economy and cultural institutions. Watch the latest installment in the series. The program is produced and hosted by WYES Community Projects Producer and INFORMED SOURCES host Marcia Kavanaugh. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 2” (Pt. 1/7) Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war--or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.
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7pm NATURE “Super Hummingbirds” Highspeed cameras capture hummingbirds as they mate, fight and raise families.
10:30pm GREAT ESTATES OF SCOTLAND “Inveraray” (Pt. 4/4)
7pm LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL PALACE SECRETS Join the popular royal historian for an exclusive tour of London’s most extraordinary palaces. From the forbidding Tower of London to glorious Hampton Court to treasure-filled Kensington Palace, Lucy takes viewers behind the velvet ropes into each building’s most secret places. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Unforgotten, Season 4” (2/6) Cassie and Sunny identify four potential suspects and decide to go public about the discovery of the remains.
10pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Roots of Latin Jazz” Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with performances by Grammy Award-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi. Sheila E. hosts.
9pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 1 “A Fish Called Walter” (Pt. 2/6) 10pm VIENNA BLOOD “The Last Séance, Part 2” (Pt. 2/6)
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8pm THE LATINO EXPERIENCE (Pt. 3/3)
10pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Gangster’s Gold” Three groups of treasure hunters search for the gold fortune buried somewhere in New York by gangster Dutch Schultz in 1935.
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Omaha” An Edgar Allan Poe daguerreotype; a Teco collection circa 1905; a 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright archive. 8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Recut-Out of this World” (Pt. 1/2) KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA The award-winning chef will visit locations across the state for a look at the authentic food traditions of Louisiana cuisine. He’ll also dip into the bounty of Louisiana’s food culture with dishes that reflect its prolific fisheries, its citrus harvest and its thriving family friendly “you pick” farm experiences. Photo Credit: Photograph from Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana by Kevin Belton. Photography by Denny Culbert. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.
5:00AM MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD 5:30AM ARTHUR 6AM MOLLY OF DENALI 6:30AM WILD KRATTS 7AM HERO ELEMENTARY 7:30AM XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM 8AM WALL $TREET WRAP-UP WITH ANDRÉ LABORDE 8:30AM LOUISIANA THE STATE WE’RE IN 9:00AM FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER
11pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 2 “Swansong, Part 1” (Pt. 12/13)
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9:30AM INFORMED SOURCES 10:00AM VARIOUS PROGRAMMING 11:00AM KEVIN BELTON’S COOKIN’ LOUISIANA 11:30AM KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS
8:30pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Recut-Out of this World” (Pt. 2/2) 9pm NEW ORLEANS THAT WAS Relive special memories from New Orleans’ past — a ride on the Zephyr at Pontchartrain Beach, a streetcar ride on Canal Street, explore Lincoln Beach and much more. 10pm POV “Stateless” 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
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21 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NATURE “The Serengeti Rules” 8pm NOVA “Asteroids: Doomsday or Payday?” Although an asteroid collision with Earth could be deadly, some entrepreneurs believe asteroids containing iron, nickel and other elements could be highly profitable. 9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Hannibal in the Alps” Explorers, archaeologists and scientists combine technology and ancient texts to prove that Hannibal’s army crossed the Alps to launch an attack on Rome.
10pm NATURE “The Serengeti Rules”
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11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
22 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
12:00PM PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE 12:30PM LIDIA'S TABLE 1:00 PM RICK STEVE'S EUROPE 1:30PM GREAT SCENIC RAILWAY JOURNEYS 2:00 - 5:00PM VARIOUS PROGRAMAMING
7pm IN THEIR OWN WORDS “Pope Frances” Learn what experiences led Jorge Bergoglio to the highest office in the Catholic Church. He made history by being the first pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit priest to be named pope and the first to take the name Francis.
7pm STEPPIN’ OUT WYES’ weekly local restaurant, arts and entertainment discussion program recently
celebrated its 35th anniversary! Each week host and producer Peggy Scott Laborde welcomes regular guests Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, plus new roundtable visitors every week. Repeats Fridays at 11:00 p.m. Missed an episode? Go to wyes.org/steppinout.
11pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
26 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Savannah”
8pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 2” (Pt. 2-3/7)
6pm LAWRENCE WELK: SALUTE TO THE SWING BANDS
10:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT “35th Anniversary”
7pm IN THEIR OWN WORDS “Pope Frances”
8:30pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Recut-Women’s Work” (Pt. 2/2)
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
8pm THE WAR “Fubar” (Pt. 5/7)
9pm MORE NEW ORLEANS THAT WAS
10:30pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “The War and Treaty/Ruthie Foster” Revel in modern Southern soul with Nashville’s The War and Treaty and Austin’s Ruthie Foster. The War and Treaty play songs from their acclaimed album Hearts Town, while Foster performs numbers from across her career.
10pm POV “Mayor”
23 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES 7:30pm LOUISIANA: THE STATE WE’RE IN 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK
11:30pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND
25 SUNDAY 7pm SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL “Secrets of the Royal Train” (Pt. 1/2)
8:30pm WALL $TREET WRAP-UP WITH ANDRÉ LABORDE looks at the past week’s market and brings local and national investment professionals to you. 9pm ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS “On the Road” (Pt. 2/8) Hear the firsthand tales of the photographers who travelled with bands to capture the magic of live music, painting a vivid picture of life on the tour bus and in the photo pit. 10pm CLASSIC ALBUMS “Queen: A Night at the Opera” looks at the production of Queen’s most iconic and critically acclaimed album.
8pm MASTERPIECE “Unforgotten, Season 4” (3/6) Cassie and Sunny interview the suspects, who all deny knowing the victim. Collier manages to locate the rest of Walsh’s body. Pictured: Andy Nyman as Dean Barton 9pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 1 “Tiger Tiger” (Pt. 3/6) 10pm VIENNA BLOOD “Queen of the Night, Part 1” (Pt. 3/6) 11pm PROFESSOR T, SEASON 2 “Swansong, Part 2” (Pt. 13/13)
8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Recut-Women’s Work” (Pt. 1/2)
11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
27 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm IN THEIR OWN WORDS “Chuck Berry” Take a riveting ride on the Chuck Berry train, exploring the life of the man behind the music. By blending “hillbilly” music with R&B and writing impactful lyrics, Berry birthed a renaissance in popular music we now call rock and roll.
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7:30pm BRITISH ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
8pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away” Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with John Mayer, Carlos Santana and more. 9:30pm BEYOND THE CANVAS “Making the Moment”
10pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Women in the Iron Coffin”
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11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
10:30pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL Watch the latest installment in the series. The program is produced and hosted by WYES Community Projects Producer and INFORMED SOURCES host Marcia Kavanaugh 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
30 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NATURE “Super Cats: Extreme Lives” Journey to 14 different countries, looking at the secret lives of 31 unique species of cats in the wild. 8pm NOVA “Creatures of Light” 9pm SECRETS OF THE DEAD “King Arthur’s Lost Kingdom” Archaeological evidence suggests that the legend of King Arthur began in a 5th-century trading village following the departure of the Romans. 10pm NATURE “Super Cats: Extreme Lives” 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
29 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm STEPPIN’ OUT 7:30pm BRITISH ANTIQUES ROADSHOW 8pm MASTERPIECE “Downton Abbey, Season 2” (Pt. 4-5/7) As the war nears its end, Downton's aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. M
7:30pm LOUISIANA: THE STATE WE’RE IN Kara St. Cyr and Andre’ Moreau anchor the weekly award-winning show that focuses on the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues.
7pm IN THEIR OWN WORDS “Chuck Berry” Take a riveting ride on the Chuck Berry train, exploring the life of the man behind the music. Pictured: Chuck Berry's grandson on stage at the world famous Blueberry Hill in St. Louis. 8pm THE WAR “The Ghost Front” (Pt. 6/7)
8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm WALL $TREET WRAP-UP WITH ANDRÉ LABORDE 9pm ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS “On the Record” (Pt. 3/6) 10pm CLASSIC ALBUMS “Fleetwood Mac — Rumours” Learn the definitive story of the making of an album that truly earned its place in the pantheon of rock music history. Fleetwood Mac’s hugely successful Rumours was released in 1977, selling 15 million copies worldwide and was christened Album of the Year at the 1978 Grammy Awards. The LP remained on the U.K. charts for a staggering 433 weeks and on the U.S. Billboard album charts for 130 weeks. 11pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
31 SATURDAY 6pm LAWRENCE WELK: SALUTE TO THE SWING BANDS
10pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Texas Icons: Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver” Enjoy a tribute to late Texas singer/songwriters Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver. Walker performs his classics “Mr. Bojangles” and “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother,” while Shaver plays favorites “Georgia On a Fast Train” and “I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal.” Photo Credit: Scott Newton 11pm BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND
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Vic, Nat’ly and Bunny
e know the day was the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It was during the time when Morten Andersen was the Hall of Fame kicker for the New Orleans Saints. On this morning, one of New Orleans’ finest couples, Vic Broussard and his wife Natalie (always pronounced “Nat’ly”) were having a spirited discussion about the sanctified day. “You know Nat’ly after Morten Andersen, St. Joseph is my favorite saint,” Vic told Nat’ly. To which the loving spouse replied, “Oh yeah, I guess opposites attract—St. Joseph’s da wonder worker, an’ it’s a wonder if you ever work.” We would never have known about this theological conversation were it not for Bunny Matthews, whose cartoons crystallized a city of characters who some say, “still exist”; others say, “once were,” but just as sure as “Gawd” created soft-shell crab poor boys “should be.” Matthews, who suffered a lengthy illness, died May 31. As Vic might have noted, right before the hurricane season. Vic was a burly man with a stubbled unshaven face that was fashionable before his time. Nat’ly was “of size” too and modestly hid her beauty behind horn-rimmed glasses with pointed edges, dangling earrings and a hair-do that came to a point in the front of her head. During their career, Vic and Nat’ly appeared on the four most important information outlets - newspapers, magazines, television and the sides of bread trucks. The latter was for Leidenheimer, the makers of poor boy bread loaves which were the staff of life for the heralded couple. Were social scientists to do a study about them, Vic and Nat’ly might be classified in that sub-section of New Orleanians known as “Y’ats”, shorthand for their legendary greeting of “Where y’at.” They are generally a joyful people who, stereotypes aside, liked fried “ersters” on their poor boys and got gas at the “erl station.”
There was a neighborhood that was more Yat-heavy than other places. That would be the Lower Ninth Ward near the Industrial Canal. A linguist once told me that the Y’at dialect evolved from the Germans who once lived in the area. She noted that many native phrases, such as the beloved “where y’at” had German construction patterns. (I will have to take her word.) This was the language of an ethnically evolving working class neighborhood somewhat isolated from the rest of the city. There were similar patterns, she noted, in New York’s Brooklyn accent. Apparently with the dialect came wisdom, because Vic and Nat’ly had plenty of it. Consider the conversation when Vic was complaining to Nat’ly that business at his bar was bad and that maybe they should try mud wrestling, “to bring in some new faces.” Nat’ly, who did not want to lower her social standing, scoffed at the the idea, then noticed Vic’s collection of King Cake babies filling a sink. “Rinse off these king cake babies,” she demanded, “Gulotta’s bakery is buyin’ dem back for a nickle each.” You may have missed it, but Vic did annually organize a truck for Mardi Gras under the royal title of Krewe of Vic. One year, Nat’ly agreed to make Vic’s costume, though he wasn’t pleased. There was a big round brown crown with lots of strings dangling from the side. When told that he was supposed to represent a plate of meatballs and spaghetti Vic protested that was beneath his dignity. “What do you want to be,” Nat’ly scolded, “an anchovy?” Vic had no answer. Bunny Matthews gave the world a glimpse into the inherent humor of New Orleans. At a time of social tension, it is especially valuable to appreciate both the character and the quirks that make up a city. I would like to think of Bunny, Vic and Nat’ly at Parkway Poboy splitting a sandwich. Vic wants oysters; Nat’ly wants shrimp, Matthews wants catfish. Which one prevails doesn’t matter, as long as there is a big bottle for splashing on the hot sauce.
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